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Everything posted by jeremywc

  1. Dota 2 - Summer 2016 Roster Shuffles

    Why do people root for the Yankees? Sometimes you want to back the Evil Empire.
  2. I'll hop on the terrible video game forum guy bandwagon and say that I wasn't that impressed with Mario 64 (really, any 3D graphics from that console generation). The textures on all systems of that generation looked blurry and unpolished to me compared to their 2D counterparts. I'm 33, FWIW. What I think Mario 64 did nail was the controls and the camera. Even into early PS2 era, many third person 3D games were consistently terrible to control. I think it took the industry several years to catch up to Nintendo in that regard.
  3. Intoxicated:

    This. Last year, in a fit of stupidity, I bought a spiced pumpkin cider. I will regret that decision for years to come. It was terrible.
  4. PAX SOUTH 2016 (January 29-31)

    That weekend is my son's 15th birthday, so I'm going to try really hard to take him this year.
  5. Pro Gaming Documentaries.

    Sounds good to me.
  6. I tried this for my name, but typing "Jeremy Hedgehog" into GIS gets me 50% bad Sonic fanart and 50% pictures of Ron Jeremy.
  7. The International 5 (TI5) - Dota 2

    I've been streaming it from YouTube on our wallboard at work. I think I should just post a Dota FAQ because I have to re-explain it every time someone walks by.
  8. Tangentially related, but in case anyone didn't know, the file system browser in Jurassic Park was actually a real thing that was developed by SGI.
  9. PL4YST4TION 4

    I had similar issues with my original PS3. On a recommendation from a forum post, I ran a super long ethernet cable to my PS3 and it seemed to help a lot.
  10. General Video Game Deals Thread

    One of GOG's bundle deals today has most of Wadjet Eye's adventure games for $20:
  11. Does this apply to past purchases? Because I have bought some games that absolutely did not work on Windows 7+ that were still on sale after Windows XP had been end of lifed.
  12. Nintendo of America Hires Bowser as New VP of Sales The jokes write themselves.
  13. That's fair enough, I understand your perspective. Just take what I said into consideration. Dium's "rubbing your nose in it" analogy feels like a close approximation of how I feel about it, I think.
  14. I think the tone of the response far exceeded the initial jab, but I am obviously biased. Still, it is a running theme in Merus' comments that does tend to get old to me. I think most Americans on this forum are keenly aware of our faults and weaknesses. I mean, I live in Texas... with a disabled son. There's very little education that's been brought by commentary here that I'm not already keenly aware of from my own life experiences. I just happened to be born here. I try to enact change in the best ways I can given my resources. Every time I see a post like the one at the top of the page, I just feel like "Yea, I get it. I think I know it better than you do."
  15. I usually enjoy your perspective on things, but I've got to say I feel like you hit below the belt when it comes to American posters here. It's hard for things to not feel personal when you consistently get so "chippy" in your responses.
  16. I Had A Random Thought...

    Stupid double posts.
  17. I Had A Random Thought...

    Whoa. Let's not start saying things we don't mean.
  18. I Had A Random Thought...

    Look at all the freedom these guys are spreading...
  19. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    This rings pretty true for me. The more adventure games I play, the less I have to rely on guides. You just get used to playing around with weird combinations to find the solution you're looking for. There are still some bullshit puzzles out there, but in general I find adventure games less daunting over time.
  20. Neptune's Bountiful Pride: The Sequel

    I have long-time friends at work that I didn't talk to for a couple of weeks after we played a few games of this together. It's the worst team building experience ever.
  21. I Had A Random Thought...

    My wife bought me an Android Wear watch for my birthday and I've been pretty happy with it. Being able to read and respond to my notifications is pretty sweet, especially while driving. The pedometer and heart rate stuff is nice too. My only nag is the battery life. I have to be extra sure to put it on the charger every night.
  22. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    I stayed up until 3 AM last night playing through the end of Act 2. I still don't think the execution of the writing represents Tim's best work, but I loved the concept and the themes they were trying to hit. I felt like there were some plot points that should have been fleshed out more, but overall it was a very satisfying experience for me. I think the puzzle design was done well. I never felt cheated or saw a solution that didn't feel logical. Every time I'd start to feel frustrated, I'd think of another possibility and run back to try it. I also appreciated the technical decisions they made for the game engine. Everything felt really smooth to me. I've been playing some Wadjet Eye games lately, which I generally enjoy, but man is AGS showing it's age. Ditto for some of the other point and clicks done in Flash. It's so nice to play an adventure game at full resolution with no jankiness or weird UI bugs.
  23. Sports

    And now Mariota gets to face JJ Watt twice a year.
  24. Holy shit, I thought I was the only one who was having this bug. It's so annoying.