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  1. I have some pals that got decently far up the musical ladder, despite being named Fucked Up. They made the trip from burly hardcore to symphonic rock band while also not changing the vocal style really.
  2. That article is a doozy! On one hand I'm glad we didn't get the game they were thinking about? Procedurally generated planets is just not what I want in a ME game, if the P.G. is a central mechanic. Okay, maybe if there was some kind of galactic readiness like the 3rd one, and you needed to gather some kind of resources from PG planets as a secondary mechanic to the main plotting? That might work.
  3. November 8th is my obvious choice for the 1st annual Hoistmas. (it's not just for american's because the hoisting was a global effort, har har)
  4. Man, this is all based on playing on Painkiller when it came out, but at the time it was just a revelation to me. (I have no memory of any cut scenes, I'm good like that.) Simple mechanical stuff, but the decision to refill health and ammo at the checkpoints which are placed fairly comfortably makes it possible to really throw yourself into the maniacal hell-splatter the combat is try to evoke. Preserve nothing, go all in all the time. It's just brilliant, and the towering bosses blew my younger mind. I never played the Serious Sam games which I think did the huge boss thing first? That stake thrower was one of the most satisfying weapons I remember using in a FPS.
  5. I'm probably way late to the game here, but: 1) I wonder if the glass box didn't do what it was supposed to, and capture some (dark?) essence of coop? Rather than being followed that is. 2) I wonder if there is any significance to ronette worrying about "her mother" in the purple room, as a parallel to Leland and the lurking evil within?
  6. i don't so much vote to as remain determined to stay spicy. also, for the intrepid explorer who didn't experience it in real time, one half of Jake's 90s poles (the dark pole) is best summed up by Raygun Magazine, which basically set the standard for the busted fonts, insane kerning & leading, and pantone banana yellow text on metallic silver paper. http://www.coverjunkie.com/magazines/115
  7. I'm way late here, but when I think the game I would hold out as sophisticated enough to show to an unaffiliated person, my go to is Kentucky Route Zero. I'm surprised it's not been spoke of more on Weekend!
  8. The thumbs have this amazing gift in taking something I'm really excited about (as an old person who doesn't get excited about much) and talking about it in a hilarious way, that makes the thing sound absurd. I've really enjoyed every game Chris Avellone has written or designed, and since he (I think) was the lead on Prey, I've been anticipating it. Of course the discussion is "this is nonsense fun game and you can float out into space as a banana." 1 luv.
  9. I just want to say that all of these have been fantastic and i love them.
  10. Haneke is unbelievably good, but a lot of his most acclaimed stuff is really really rough to watch. His whole thing is deal is to make movies that don't celebrate violence, so he keeps it raw. When I saw Cache in the theater like 30% of the older crowd fled during the big moment. Time of the Wolf and Piano Teacher are great films that are hard to recommend for a casual watch. Wolf made me feel real bad.
  11. David Duchovny getting wild in the street. Also potential brain alert: recently a large credit union here announced a rebranding. San Antonio Credit Union is now (no joke) Credit Human. If that isn't a poor attempt by rogue AI to hide, I don't know what is.
  12. In the early 90s there was a San Francisco area band called Captured by Robots. The concept was that alien robots tormented this guy by forcing him to play horrible one man bands lounge music. He used to perform all wrapped up in chains while these junkyard animatronics "tormented" him. Looking at YouTube it seems like he's still doing it, but now the robots are the band and the construction is WAY more elaborate, and it's become a metal band.
  13. pure evil character that isn't comically 2 dimensional: The Judge from Blood Meridian
  14. truthfully, it's been a long time but I'm surprised everyone has Raising Arizona so low!
  15. Lazy webbing this you, but there are some "experimental" parts of some CYOA books that include infinite loops and a hidden good ending that you would only see if you turned to the wrong page. Via wikipedia