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  1. Apparently the aggression and physicality of hockey is frowned upon in my soccer social league... Yeah I was in a totally different mindset when I "cross-checked" a guy for the ball last night. I digress... I started playing LoL and DotA2 recently, and I've been playing a lot. Remember seeing L blocks everywhere after hours of Tetris? I was trying map out what soccer position would be the tank or ad carry. Is there ANY sense to this? Can we translate DPS and Support, Mage and Fighter, Sniper and Assault, etc. to various sports positions?
  2. Idle Thumbs 178: CS Losers

    (Disclaimer, I haven't finished listening to the episode yet, so I don't know if this was mentioned.) Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective seems like a modern update to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Wow, I miss that game, and if it is in fact similar, I can't wait to play it!
  3. That's what I'm thinking. Had I owned Mario 64 when it came out, I would have been decent at it. I believe something happened in my gaming experience that has made that game much more difficult now than it should be.
  4. Yeah, the N64 birthday is what prompted me write the post! I'm currently playing Mario 64 on the Wii Virtual Console with Gamecube Wavebird Controller. My copy of Mario 64 for N64 won't load anymore :-/
  5. While I enjoy the ability to lock on and manipulate the camera, it seems to move on it's own when I'm about to make a jump. It's very possible that I'm doing something wrong. I expect my joystick to move Mario right, and suddenly the camera shifts, he's jumping up.... and into an abyss.
  6. Spending as many precious minutes as possible in Blockbuster playing Cool Cool Mountain in Mario 64 were the best memories of my father's visitation weekends. Since adulthood, I've picked up Mario 64 a few times only to be frustrated by the "2nd world" - falling in lava repeatedly, quicksand, etc. I'm now committing to beat this game (53 stars as of this post), and I figured out how to get the majority of my stars without ever going into those basement levels. After decades of video game practice, I still find this game so difficult - I blame the camera. Having owned a PS1 and PS2, I missed out on N64 and Gamecube games almost entirely until college or later. Mario 64 isn't the only N64 game I struggle with, I remember at friends' houses Goldeneye and Mario Party being a lost cause too. Is Mario 64 considered a difficult game? A bad game? I'm also curious to hear the forums' opinion on N64 games: if their game design choices (camera), etc. are notably different than Sony games of the same era and if that has any impact on difficulty.
  7. New people: Read this, say hi.

    I haven't joined a message board in 8 years, and this might be the one to get me engaged in the internet community again. The podcasters make you all seem pretty nice... -Skadann