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  1. Yet another Psychonauts thread

    My favorite use of the Bobby Zilch dance was:
  2. Psychonauts = 9.5 from OXM

    But hey, it's an 8.7, and we all know that when it comes to reviews, it's the quantitative judgment that counts, right? Right?
  3. Psycho Store

    Bless you, United States Postal Service:
  4. Psychonauts hate thread

    Seeing as nobody has the PC version, the responsibility seems to fall on Majesco's shoulders. If GameStop had it but EB didn't, then you could fault EB's distribution pipeline. I guess you could blame EB for just bumping the ship date one day at a time, instead of a week like GameStop did, but to me that indicates that they hadn't heard anything from Majesco either, and were just assuming/hoping the shipment got misdirected for a day or two. Now it sounds like they may have heard something more concrete, or have just given up on this week.
  5. Yet another Psychonauts thread

    I accidentally played until 1:30 this morning. Lungfishopolis was awesome, and I'm in Boyd's mind right now. I think this game is the perfect canvas for Tim because the different minds allow for these random bursts of surreal creativity. In a way, it's like the Double Fine Action News come to life.
  6. Psychonauts = 9.5 from OXM

    I was going to post this in Kingz's hate thread, but that would just be cruel. Yeah, that's about right.
  7. Psychonauts PC Demo out

    Cool, where'd you find that? Did I look right past it on the official page, or is it tucked away somewhere else?
  8. Psychonauts PC Demo out

    Has anybody noticed that already has patches available? One for the demo, and one for the full game, 11 MB each. I didn't see anything specific about what they fix, but they're zip files, so maybe they include a ReadMe with more info. [EDIT] They don't, just compressed .exe files.
  9. Yet another Psychonauts thread

    For three years, I've somehow managed to completely obsess about the game in the general sense while remaining relatively ignorant about specifics. I know that there are levels with black velvet paintings, Napoleon-themed hex-based strategy games, etc., but I don't know which mind belongs to whom. So I'm looking forward to playing them all.
  10. Psychonauts = 9.5 from OXM

    The store I got mine from (also EB) looked to have 10-15 copies. They hadn't set aside the reserves yet, so I don't know how many were spoken for. I wouldn't be surprised if I was the first person to pick up a copy; they hadn't called me about my pre-order yet, so they couldn't have had them long. Also, the first guy I dealt with didn't know the cards had come in, so luckily the person who had actually received the order set him straight. In all the excitement and confusion, I forgot to pick up the mail-in voucher form, but it's available online too. In other news, I didn't get the gold disc, so it's still out there for someone. The sticker explaining the gold disc contest covers a "9 out of 10 from Play Magazine" blurb on the case. In the "Special Thanks" section of the booklet, I saw a lot of names I recognized from Idle Thumbs, the Church of Tim, Tim Fandango, and elsewhere, which is quite cool. I only got about 30 minutes of playing time last night, so I'm not even through Basic Braining yet. People who have played the PC demo know more about the game than me, but I'm having fun so far. I really appreciate the attention to detail, the little things like how Raz writes on his chalkboard as you're entering your save file name. I'm still learning my way around the controls and the camera, but it handles well so far. Tonight's to-do list: Pick up my t-shirt from GameStop and find out when they're really getting the PC version. Then come home and play hella Psychonauts.
  11. Psychonauts = 9.5 from OXM

    It has been nice knowing you all.
  12. I just saw on eToychest that Namco has acquired the rights to make games based on the Peanuts license. I'm skeptical, but maybe it could work.Pros: Sopwith Camel dog(house)fights, football kicking/pulling mini-game. Cons: Prince of Peanuts 2: Charlie Brown Smolders With Generic Rage. What do you think?
  13. Psychonauts = 9.5 from OXM

    I thought it was unusual that all the pictures on the news page were taken with Xbox copies. Come to think of it, maybe they just got one copy and had to pass it around for each picture. I hope Tim's picture was last. Who knows where that hoodie's been?
  14. ERSB. . . commercial?

    The one I've seen has Derek Jeter. I'm not sure I've ever seen it on TV, but it pops up on demo discs and store kiosks fairly regularly.
  15. Psychonauts = 9.5 from OXM

    Just called both stores where I pre-ordered. EB hasn't received the Xbox version, but they're still expecting it today. I drive right by it on the way home from work so I'll stop in and see. Just like Jimmy, my GameStop has the 26th listed for the PC version. Doesn't bother me, as that's not the version I'll be playing anyway, and I have enough shirts to last me for another week. But it seems a little weird as that little one-week hiccup hasn't been mentioned at all by Double Fine or Majesco. Maybe they'll get it in a surprise shipment, with the spring-coiled snakes that jump out when they open the box.
  16. Psycho Store

    What Moos and I really have to worry about is the massive throngs of people who were sent there from Tim Fandango... ... What?
  17. Psycho Store

    New post on DFAN, but it's not the announcement yet. You can see the DF staff posing with their copies of the game, though. That has to be a good feeling.
  18. Psycho Store

    Wow, that adds a whole new element of creepiness to the post. Well, since I can't be bothered to memorize what caption goes with what smiley goes with what longhand version, I'm leaving it there. I hardly ever agreed with him, but I have no ill will toward Jim. Before I even knew him through the AG boards, I won an eBay auction of his for Toonstruck. I paid $1 (plus a few bucks shipping), and even though I've never been able to get it to run acceptably on any computer, I consider it a bargain. One of these days...
  19. Psycho Store

    I just visited their Seattle retail store for the first time a couple of weekends ago. I wholeheartedly approve of the concept and mission, but have to admit I felt like a bit of a voyeur in the store. Between the humongous wallpapers of their models in various states of undress, and the covers of old Oui magazines with models in various states of nondress, I can honestly say I've never felt like more of a dirty old man while shopping for a t-shirt.
  20. Psycho Store

    Browsing the shop (again), I just noticed that the t-shirts come from American Apparel, a sweatshop-free t-shirt manufacturer based in Los Angeles. Man, just when I thought I couldn't love Tim/Double Fine/Psychonauts any more, or find anything more to love about him/them/it...
  21. Psychonauts PC Demo out

    Quite possibly so. The San Francisco one would have the most potential for awesomeness, since it's the home of Double Fine. I think at this point, I'm crazy enough about all things Psychonauts that I'd make a 3-hour trip just for the possibility of superstar cameo appearances by Tim and/or the gang. I'd probably try to make it a long weekend with other things planned around it, though, just so it didn't seem too crazy.
  22. Psychonauts PC Demo out

    I'm in the Seattle group, where there are 6 or 7 of us who get together on IM each evening to work on the puzzles. I even got a mention from Raz the other day, which was pretty cool.I'm looking forward to seeing what they have planned at the end of PsychoPortals. It sounds like there may be events in the cities listed, which would be a good way to meet the people I've been chatting with during the game.
  23. Psycho Store

    You and your picky little details. EDIT: But...but...cement...
  24. Psycho Store

    Has anybody else actually placed an order? I have a feeling I did something wrong. When they asked for an account number, I put my credit card number, but they never asked for the type of card or the expiration date. I checked my email and hadn't received anything with an account number on it. Something tells me this order will be rejected.