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  1. General Video Game Deals Thread

    GOG is giving away Dragonsphere. It's a quality adventure.
  2. Movie/TV recommendations

    No kidding. I loved the first two seasons (with some exceptions in the second), but the third season was just god-awful. Not that the overdose of mystic bullshit was the season's only issue.
  3. Movie/TV recommendations

    The new season of Dr Who is off to an excellent start.
  4. Dragon Age II

    Very true. I only played half of the first Dragon Age. When I first started playing the game, I was excited and thought it was going to be a more modern RPG with strong Baldur's Gate influences. I don't care how similar the combat mechanisms are, that game is nothing like Baldur's Gate. I was holding out hope up until I reached the "big city" only to discover it consisted pretty much entirely of a small, lame marketplace, random street encounters, and the same boring quests. A far cry from the glory of Athkatla. Granted, I haven't played many RPGs in recent years, but the only one that I've played that's even come close to capturing that same atmosphere (and holding my attention long enough to complete) is The Witcher.
  5. Movie/TV recommendations

    Sweet Smell of Success got a Criterion release!
  6. Movie/TV recommendations

    No kidding. I adore him in Deadwood. Have you seen True Grit yet? The dialog is reminiscent of Deadwood, though with fewer cocksuckers.
  7. The thumb should have been a dead give away.
  8. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

    Wait a minute, Jake co-directed Lair of the Leviathan and directed The City That Dares Not Sleep. I'm noticing a disturbing fixation with the internals of large creatures.
  9. That's why Kindle rocks!

    I can't imagine that that will happen for a while considering that they sold out of preorders at last a month before it shipped.
  10. It's been quite some time since I last played Broken Sword 1, but I still have fond memories of it. I don't remember it because it had an incredible plot with believable character motivations, but rather for the individual scenes the presented an exceptionally well constructed adventure. There was just the right mixture of environment detail, puzzles, and character interactivity. I still remember wandering around the city in the desert, sneaking into the hospital, breaking into the museum at night, escaping the thugs at the hotel, and climbing the hay stack to get into the castle, to name a few. It is a quality, memorable adventure despite its weak overarching plot. I'm just a little confused as to why they keep remaking it. Does Revolution exist solely to re-release its old games?
  11. Starcraft 2

    Definitely sarcastic, though it's true that I still have two missions left. I've had two missions left for a couple weeks now, because I'm having trouble working up enough interest to go back to it. Believe it or not, the story isn't exactly a compelling enough reason.
  12. Starcraft 2

    God! Thanks for ruining it for me! I still have two missions yet to complete.
  13. eh, I don't think Simon is worth the effort, the second more so than the first. I'm sure my sense of humor has changed over the years since I last played them, so perhaps I'd appreciate them more now, but I thought the first was unmemorable (as in I'm trying, but I can't recall more than a couple screens) and the second was distasteful in addition to being unmemorable. Adventure Soft’s true gem is The Feeble Files. Now, there's a game that's worth playing. A word of caution, however, Feeble walks painfully slow. Just be patient and enjoy the game.
  14. It feels like being left alone while your friends move out of town. Anyone consider moving to Detroit? Come on, we have a great video game industry here... or something. Well, best of luck Chris, Sean, Jake, and Steve. It's been immensely entertaining.
  15. Movie/TV recommendations

    Anyone watch Rubicon? Any good?
  16. Jones in the Fast Lane

    Oh man! My brother and I played a ton of that game growing up too! I'd completely forgotten about it. Perhaps I'll have to pull it out again as well.
  17. The Witcher

    They were important, but the amnesia wasn't.
  18. The Witcher

    The stupid thing is that it was completely unnecessary. His amnesia is only ever referenced at the beginning of the game to explain his lack of skills, and as a hook to insert the back story of new characters that he supposedly knew in the past. Literally no other significance. It's completely unrelated to the main plot.
  19. Starcraft 2

    So... did anyone else pick a name that they thought was for the single player campaign only to discover that it's actually for Surprise! I skimmed this delightful thread. My favorites are the crazy people babbling about suing Blizzard, and the dude towards the end whose girlfriend activated his game using "EMILY".
  20. Movie/TV recommendations

    Make sure to check out AD/BC: A Rock Opera.
  21. The Witcher

    I disagree. In the sequel they're gimping his abilities at the beginning without making up bullshit (at least according to one of the interviews I heard). Personally, I'd much rather suspend some disbelief over combat abilities for the sake of gameplay, than be forced to endure cliche amnesia bullshit.
  22. The Witcher

    I just finished it last night. Terrific game. I loved the ending. It's hilarious how ridiculously overpowered you become. With the right potions, I could take everything out with two or three fireballs, and have my endurance regenerate immediately after casting. The poor Grand Master didn't stand a chance. Why exactly was the stupid amnesia business in there? I see how it loosely connects to the Wild Hunt, and gives a justification for Geralt sucking at the beginning, but it hardly seems necessary.
  23. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

    Yeah, I definitely had some of those. The hotspots one in particular was incredibly irritating. Is the elevator you mentioned the one Stinky and Sal use to get to the control center? I didn't even realize you were able to use that thing. What machine does Sam stick post-it notes on? The one you get Troy from? I never saw any notes...
  24. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

    Is it my computer or is Sam's voice disproportionately quiet?
  25. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

    hmm... I must have missed the memo. Turns out I got my download email shortly after I posted here too.