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  1. Paprika

    Paprika is very enjoyable, though the story feels slightly contrived at points. Actually it's not so much the story as the pacing, which I felt was a bit uneven (the story is pushed forward all too much at a few points). I liked Perfect Blue more, but everyone should try and watch this too.
  2. Zero Punctuation

    We're still missing those Brutal Legend horns too.
  3. A warm welcome to our latest forumer...

    I wish I would've been able to claim that one
  4. You Can't Spell Assassin Without...

    Well it only seems to happen every once in a while now, but Jerusalem on a whole is the city with the most slowdown for me. Rest of the game runs pretty smoothly.
  5. The "Let's Get Nostalgic About Games" Thread

    I just remembered I used to play a whole lot of Shufflepuck Cafe for Mac when I was a kid. Just looking at the title screen brings back memories... I think I played it in black and white though. Anyway, it was a great little game where you basically faced off against the computer in fierce rounds of air hockey. Sounds pretty dull, but all the character had different personalities and playing styles. The difficulty was very high so you could keep playing for long stretches of time just to beat that one character that bugged you. Not sure if I ever beat it.
  6. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Yeah that's pretty good actually Recently I've been listening to old stuff from The Verve, since they're back together, as well as the new Dillinger Escape Plan album, which is really, really good too.
  7. You Can't Spell Assassin Without...

    I'm having a lot of fun with it, though I'm starting to feel the repetitive nature of the game reveal itself after only the second assassination. The PS3 version seems a bit shoddy as well, with a fair bit screen tearing (which I can accept) and game ending crashes every now and then (which is harder to bear). It even hangs on the loading screens at times, which is really frustrating if you've just crossed the entire kingdom and entered a city, only to have to repeat it again. Near the Assassin's Bureau in Jerusalem the game grinds to a halt, not going above 5 fps for some reason. Is this in the 360 version too or just a bug in the PS3 version? I've checked the disc and it's as clean as can be. Bugs aside, just going about the cities and taking out rooftop archers is a blast.
  8. Everyone was doing it

    He's started blogging again.
  9. How to survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    Yeah something like that. I think they might even refer to a Z-Day in the book, at some point. Seems plausible anyway.
  10. Zero Punctuation

    Did anyone see this? Seems like a fun way of breaking your regular Half-Life 2 installation, if you're dying for more Portal stuff to try.
  11. How to survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    I couldn't find anything on Z-Day, do you mean World War Z? If so, then yes I've read it and it was a fun read.
  12. Half Life 2: Episode 2

    There is a That's the last place I saw one, so you could probably grab that one and keep it in the car. My memory might be deceiving me though.
  13. Brutal Legend magazine scans

    I made a pair of horns too, based on the thumbs on the front page. Forum version: Uselessly large version: The fingers are a bit too short though.
  14. Portal

    Yes, I know. How does that change anything I wrote?
  15. Portal

    As far as I see it: Regarding what you wrote:
  16. Well some other companies were involved as well when EA's Summer Showcase was presented, but I think it's safe to assume that Valve stole the show. Gamespot has the full report, with timestamps and everything! At 2:26 and 2:34 you can read the Valve stuff. Here are the main points however: Team Fortress 2 will be bundled with Episode 2. Apparently has a "'60s spy feel". New game called Portal also bundled. Based off Narbacular Drop, which was coincidentally featured in the latest episode of Consolevania! A guy called Gray Horsfield, from [wiki]WETA Digital[/wiki], has been helping develop new "cinematic physics". If you have watched the LOTR extended DVD's you'll know him as the guy who did the destruction of Barad-dûr pretty much by himself. Also "new particle systems, better foliage, and more". HL2, with all back content, to be released for Xbox360 and PS3. I love you Valve.
  17. Portal

    Just played through the normal campaign in one sitting and I have to say that Portal is probably the funniest game I've played this year. Oh, and Valve will begin selling weighted companion cubes later this year!
  18. This Holiday is just Packed!

    Yeah I know. It's a pretty nice feeling actually, knowing there are good titles on the horizon, far, far away. If there wasn't anything to look forward to after the holiday batch arrives, I'd feel bummed out.
  19. The Secret Mystery Game

    My point wasn't that a game that is difficult is a game of trial and error. Rather, I meant that N specifically is a game that has levels that are designed in ways that surprise the player and thus necessitate replaying parts over and over. In many levels you are punished for behaviour you've previously learned and then try to apply again. I would say that meets the requirements for calling something trial and error. As for easy games being worthless; I don't agree.
  20. Double Fine

    When you thought it just sounded like a really, really good game, you turn to the last page and see the music selection and voice acting. Damn! This thing is going to be a beast in every sense of the word. Can't wait.
  21. This Holiday is just Packed!

    It truly is a twisted world, when news like this can be considered good.
  22. Tons probably, but you can have mine. Send me a PM.
  23. Just remembered to buy it on Steam, so PM me for HL2 and Ep1.
  24. The Secret Mystery Game

    N. There aren't many levels you can beat on the first go, so I'd say it fits the criteria.
  25. GAF to interview Schafer

    They're really, really not. There's tons of good content but way more noise. A lot of people just seem to post to have posted something, and with 25,000 registered users, it just doesn't work very well. There's a lot of effort going in to being the next big gimmick there, so in turn there are lots of sensationalist posts too.