I don't know if I actually like the show, but it's strangely fascinating. I really like that the hosts are supportive and not mean spirited, it makes you root for the people, instead of hoping for a train wreck like most reality tv.
My take on it is that it doesn't really matter. Whether I'm carving my own path out through the universe or being controlled by the invisible will of the elder gods, things are the same here on my end. I think free will is unlikely, but I guess the big bang decided that I wouldn't really care about it so hey.
one thing to consider is if the aliens were to develop the technology to get to earth and then spend the space-money and time to actually show up they'd have to be damn sure itd be worth it, and peace doesn't really generate much revenue.
TS, your argument seems to be that the improved quality you get from an analog setup is not worth the time and effort to achieve. That's thing. For some people, it is. I personally haven't experimented with digital modelling very much myself, so I don't really know if I have a preference, but for some people, that extra effort is worth it for that extra quality. It doesn't make you wrong, and it doesn't make them wrong.
but to be fair, you're being kind of a twat about it.
That, and that what each voice was saying was mostly window-licking retarded, is the reason Occupy failed. I don't see the same problem occurring with a "dude, don't fucking spy on us, balance the budget, and do your goddamn jobs" protest.
That's true, even at its best, Occupy was calling for impossible things, and at its worst, it was calling for impossible and stupid things. I doubt the NSA spying on us will really cause too many waves though. We were raised in a time where most of what we do is recorded on security cameras and the like, and even though its much worse than that, it still feels familiar to us.
I think the Occupy protests illustrated a reason why a mass protest in America is unlikely. The Occupy movement had its heart in the right place, but it got too fractured. Everyone was protesting something different, and their voices drowned each other out. Granted, all protests might get fractured, but there's usually an overarching Reason and a sort of narrative to the protests, which I'm not sure Occupy had.
Pretty close to my thoughts, but I thought the first couple hours of the game was the best. the story was really great, but the second half wasn't all I'd hoped it would be from playing the first half
I see that. The beginning was really tense and you felt like you were actually in danger, whereas by the latter half of the game you were equipped to deal with everything, and nothing really surprised you.
EDIT: dude above me is correct. Children of the Elder God!
As an avid Mountain Goats fan, lyrics are really important to me, but if I'm listening to metal, I don't really care. Lyrics are fun to pick apart and delve into, and finding out what things might mean makes the song that much better for me.
I know I'm about 3 years late to the party, but I just finished Alan Wake. Thoughts below
Apart from the lack of variety in the enemy models, I thought the game was really well crafted and original. I went in thinking it was a horror game, but it had a much bigger focus on action than flat out horror. I liked the ambiguous ending, and Mr. Scratch being set up for the American Nightmare sequel makes me happy. Also, Barry is the best.
Brought Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for just under £8 on Green Man Gaming, damn their current Ubisoft sale, making me spent money
Still, they're all fairly linear stealth shooters, hopefully I'll actually be able to complete them sometime soon
I never beat the first Splinter Cell, but conviction is relatively short and not that hard. It's really fun, though. It encourages stealth but doesn't stick a hot poker up your ass when you screw up like the older games in the series did.
super mario 64 ds is what you probably want to play if your nostalgic trip did not go so well on the n64 version.
I get my nostalgia from SNES and gamecube, mostly.
The n64 is in that strange early period of 3d gaming when devs were still finding out what worked and what didn't, whereas the SNES came at the height of 2D gaming. SNES games hold up remarkably well, which is great because super Mario world is still a perfect game today.
I'm in school for live sound reinforcement and installation, so my ears have to be protected. I wear earplugs on the EL, as well as at concerts. Hell, I even plug my ears when anything with a siren blaring is driving down the street.
For everyone saying, "No, but I should," I'm glad you're intelligent enough to know better, but depressed that you're still stupid enough that you won't do anything about it. Assuming most of you are musicians, any amount of damage to your ears means loss of fidelity in your perceived sound. Which is fancy talk for, the music won't sound the way it's supposed to sound. Ever. Tinnitus is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of hearing disorders.
I get the rationale behind trying to limit used sales, and hell, I'm not totally against it. The real problem Microsoft is going to have is that the ps4 and wii u both allow them. I know console manufacturers sell at a loss most of the time but still, the more people that have a console, the more people there are available to buy your game. Sure, most gamers buy used games occasionally but Microsoft is losing all of the people that are going to skip the One because of the used game limits even if they'd buy new games most of the time.
Granted, i assume Microsoft has thought of this and has run the numbers, so maybe they stand to make more money off of fewer console sales with only new games sold. I don't know enough about marketing or economics to think about this problem effectively.
So guys, I picked up both Alan Wake games on a sale from steam last week and I was wondering, did you guys prefer playing with a mouse and keyboard or a gamepad? I typically like mouse and keyboard controls better but with third person games it often feels weird to me.
I just followed the ******ed idea that all "if cosplays pointless then all art is pointless" Ian brought up when whats-it said cosplay is pointless for a little bit.
That's sort of a valid point though. Hell, technically everything outside of eating and screwing is pointless but we do it anyway. If it makes people happy then who gives a rats ass if its pointless or not?
(Also, my phone keeps autocorrecting "Cosplay" to "Coldplay" and I think it's trying to tell me something)