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Video Game Chat / Why don't any of you people have The Lurking Horror
« on: April 03, 2010, 06:52:16 AM »
Seriously why?

It can be downloaded for free and it's like zero MB. It's beautiful. It's fun. It's touching. It's got a bunch of levels. It has no music start to finish. It has no waggle. It has buttons dedicated to typing out your actions. It could be the interactive fiction game you've all been whining for, and yet

none of you have it.

The second-best Infocom game of 1987. Second to Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It.

Go buy it.

Video Game Chat / Why don't any of you people have Dynamite Headdy
« on: April 03, 2010, 06:47:02 AM »
Seriously why?

I got it free from my cousin when I was a kid. It's beautiful. It's fun. It's touching. It's got (???) levels. It has excellent music start to finish. It has no waggle. It has a button dedicated to swinging your head at people. It could be the Game Gear game you've all been whining for, and yet

none of you have it.

The second-best Game Gear game of 1994. Second to none.

Go buy it.

Oh hey and it's on virtual console, holy [dukar]! I forgot! This thread isn't a joke anymore, really, buy this mother****er.

Video Game Chat / God of what is this i dont even
« on: April 01, 2010, 04:57:36 AM »

Okay, I realize this is going to sound like an April Fool's joke, especially considering this news has not yet hit the bigtime. Hell, it might actually BE one, considering the date when it was revealed, and the fact that God of War III came out like, five minutes ago. Regardless, see the above page.

Yeah, that's right. God of War IV, or at least some form of spinoff, in modern day, apparently. It's high-budget looking enough to convince me it's legit, but then again I can't really say for sure. Regardless, mid-air battles between fighter jets and Griffons, the Chrysler Building erupting into a stream of lava, KING LEONIDAS commanding a squad of U.S. Army troops (!), and what looks a lot like president Barack Obama handing Kratos a rocket launcher (!!!) are all ingredients of a big giant awesome pie I intend to devour heartily upon its release. I'm also going to defend this stylistic choice no matter how much it ends up sucking.

Also, that old lady narrator's voice creeps me out to no end.

General Chat / Coolkid
« on: March 28, 2010, 05:51:46 PM »
He got unbanned, got way cooler, then got rebanned to appease a far more recently joined troll.

God, sometimes this place sucks so much.

Not at the Dinner Table / Lil John vs. Flavor Flav
« on: March 19, 2010, 03:35:54 PM »
It's kitsch rapper vs. kitsch rapper in this week's NATDT throwdown. Whose style is more buckwild? Whose [dukar] is more legit? Whose catchphrases will catch the most praises? Tune in next friday for the results.

General Chat / Dis Beach Be Plastic
« on: March 14, 2010, 04:06:04 PM »
It's the new Gorillaz album. Personally, of the three Gorillaz albums, I place it below their debut (Demon Days > Gorillaz > Plastic Beach). It shifts away from the hip hop influenced Danger Mouse production of Demon Days and towards the weird ecclecticism of their first album, which, to be honest, isn't always a good thing. Damon Albarn said it was the most pop album he's done, and he's right. The album is lean, with most songs clocking in at a radio-friendly three minutes. Also, every [darn] song says "plastic" as least once in the lyrics. Here's the highlights:

Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach wasn't as tongue-in-cheek as I had initially assumed it would be (I really don't think anyone has taken Snoop Dogg seriously as a rapper since 2000), but still has the signature Gorillaz not-taking-this-too-seriously approach, which gels nicely with Snoop's vocals and the Hypnotic Brass crew's, um, brass, to create a great 70s kind of vibe.

White Flag feels like two British rappers I've never heard of hijacked the soundtrack to a documentary about India. It's fun, and the first MC sounds like the singer from Bloc Party, except rapping.

Rhinestone Eyes reminds me of Dare from Demon Days. It's disco-y and catchy. Also one of the few non-colab tracks on the album.

Stylo is catchy and doesn't play it as safe as I would've thought, considering its the first big single off the album. I love Mos Def and want to bear his children, so I was a little disappointed that his part wasn't as big as I would have wanted. Of course, if this album were everything I would have wanted every track would feature Mos Def, Slash, Michael Jackson, Beck, and all of the members of Wu Tang Clan, so maybe that's a good thing.

Oh god, I love Superfast Jellyfish. Maybe it's because I'm getting a kind of Murs/Z-Trip vibe off it, but it's really because any time Damon Albarn collaborates with Second Golden Age alternative rappers, absolute gold is created. It's the closest thing to alchemy that's scientifically viable. I smell single!

Glitter Freeze feels like something you'd hear in a slickly-produced commercial for something relating to performance sports cars and supermodels - it's flashy and futuristic. The main vocals are deadpan, few and far between; in fact, I initially mistook them for samples from a speech or something. Not sure if that's a good thing or not, but I'm leaning towards "good".

Some Kind of Nature. It's Lou Reed with Gorillaz! What more do you want? I personally love this, though the drums bug me a bit. Something a bit, thicker, would fit better, in my opinion.

Melancholy Hill, one of the eleventeen songs on the album that has the word "plastic" somewhere in the lyrics, sounds like a, well, more melancholy version of Feel Good Inc. Still manages to be pretty upbeat, though.

Pirate Jet has a similar vibe to "Every Planet We Reach is Dead". Bluesy and jazzy, but still very electronic and Gorillazy.

General Chat / What Is Up With These Super Bowl Ads?
« on: February 07, 2010, 06:33:11 PM »
It's 3rd and 3, and so far, Budweiser has the best commercials, as always.

Not at the Dinner Table / Super Nintendo vs. Sega
« on: January 17, 2010, 10:32:44 AM »
When I was a kid, I once saw my older brother come home with a broken nose. He had gotten into a fight over this very subject. He was seventeen at the time.

Let's see some noses get broken!

General Chat / the worst thing you have ever eaten
« on: October 30, 2009, 01:41:19 PM »
I once had this gas station microwaveable cheeseburger. It tasted like somebody took a whole bunch of frozen flavorless cooking grease and shaped it into a patty, put some cheese-flavored styrofoam with it, and then put two soggy buns on the whole thing.

Not at the Dinner Table / The Video That Changed My Life
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:21:35 PM »

Should've been a rickroll?

Welcome, boys and ghouls, to this year's Halloween-themed thread. As per usual, discuss costumes, candy movies, traditions, and so on and so forth.

For example, this Halloween I plan to spend with my friends exploring an old abandonded place at nighttime (along with candy and maybe some booze, maybe). And before that, I plan to see the upcoming already-released Paranormal Activity, which looks to be this year's Diary of the Blair Witchfield. As for costume plans, I am open to suggestions.

Video Game Chat / Glorb's Weekly IF
« on: September 20, 2009, 04:21:44 PM »
>steal topic idea

I don't recognize that verb.

A long time ago, before adventure games consisted entirely of instructing some dude to jam two things together and sticking it in a machine using a floating hand, they consisted entirely of walking around and stealing stuff to use later by typing out phrases into a parser. As with many game genres, it was tweaked and changed over the years until little of the original flavor remained, giving birth to the modern adventure game while simultaneously abandoning its older, smarter brother. Nowadays the only IF game that anybody besides uber-nerds knows about is Zork, and all they know about it is that it's got a white house at the beginning and you don't shoot dudes. As such, I will totally steal Warp's idea and introduce to you a new (read: old) interactive fiction game every week.

This first issue, we'll introduce you to 9:05, released 1999 by Adam Cadre.

Basically, I actually can't describe this game to you at all outside of the fact that it begins as a slice-of-life tale but soon reveals itself to be something rather more sinister, playing with the notion that you know what your character knows. It will also take you about ten minutes at most to complete, but I thoroughly recommend that you play it twice to soak it all in.

In order to play this game and the vast majorty of game's I'll be showing you, you'll need to download a Z-Code (the game language) interpreter; WinFrotz is by far the easiest to use, assuming you use Windows. I'll note if the game is written in another language and, thus, requires another interpreter to play. Don't worry about system requirements; as long as your computer, you know, works, then you're good.

Week One: 9:05 by Adam Cadre

Week Two: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Infocom

Week Three: Conan Kill Everything by Ian Haberkorn

Week Four: Aisle by Sam Barlow

General Chat / omg tem are funnay
« on: September 15, 2009, 02:17:13 PM »
omg tem are funnay

do u think tem are funnay?

cos i think tem are funnay.

Video Game Chat / AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA
« on: August 27, 2009, 06:35:17 PM »
This looks mad wicked sweet.

And yes, the title of this thread is the exact title of the game, complete with decreasing lowercase A's and increasing uppercase A's.

General Chat / Pants Height
« on: August 24, 2009, 05:10:28 PM »
For me, usually slightly (about one inch, give or take) below the waist. My general rule for myself is that if I can feel a draft on my butt, or my boxers are visible between my pants and shirt, my pants are too low.

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