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  1. Plug your shit

    Barney, Crawl looks sweet as all hell.
  2. Show me your desk/gaming space

    Oh yeah, I came back from wwoofing a while ago unfortunately. I managed to travel from Dresden to Cologne, with several stops in between, some considerably less enjoyable than the others. I went to the Netherlands, couchsurfed in Delft and visited Amsterdam, and then worked in Seville in southern Spain for a month in a hostel. I came back around November and returned to exactly the same job in the same room that I had when I left, which was incredibly lucky/unlucky depending on how you look at it. I'm now saving up to do a teaching course so I can teach English somewhere in Europe. Hopefully combining travelling and making money!
  3. Show me your desk/gaming space

    Zing. I really do actually. My LoTR books keep falling off and wrecking shop. I don't really have any place to put one in this house though.
  4. Show me your desk/gaming space

    I've got a crappy desk and an even shittier chair so I have to put my pillows on it so I can actually reach the keyboard comfortably. I admit I might have tidied up a tad before I took this picture, but it wasn't anything too crazy just a few glasses and sea shell pieces all over my desk...
  5. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Ask away. I didn't discuss any scientific whatsits with him. In fact I barely even noticed it was him in the first place until a customer mentioned that they'd seen a famous "Stephen Someone" in the store, and only then did I realise who he meant. Needless to say I was pretty star struck. Everyone was pretty considerate and just left him to drink his coffee. I'm also mildly annoyed that my browser has called me out on my spelling of "realise" but not on "whatsits".
  6. New people: Read this, say hi.

    I made Stephen Hawking a coffee when he came into the cafe I work in the other day. It's been the highlight of my career as a barista so far. Hi new people!
  7. Film editing software suggestions

    Thread necromancy: does anyone have any good suggestions for basic video editing apps for an iPhone? Essentially I want to make a video of me learning a beat on the drums/a section on guitar and film a 5-7 second clip as I learn it and progress until I finally have it down. It's mainly for my own motivational reasons, and I find the learning process for any subject really fascinating. So yeah, just a video editing app that I can string and drum a bunch of individual clips together? I might even upload the video on here just so everyone can see my sick drumming skills. P.S. I've just started learning to play drums so I actually suck at them,
  8. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    I'm only reading the LoTR books for the first time at the moment, and while I'm only up to the second book, this game is a pretty accurate representation of what I imagine Mordor to be. Just a hellish place full of ugly treacherous cretins. I also have no real affinity for the books or the films so it doesn't bother me too much. It's a shame they had to slap LoTR on this game and piss a lot of people off instead of coming up with their own IP. I think the game looks pretty interesting, but I totally agree that the whole "these guys will remember you and shout generic lines at you about how you gave them nasty boo boos" thing will be incredibly over hyped in the marketing, and have no major/noticeable effect in the game. Talking about it looking pretty similar to AC I saw this on the interwebs earlier today. I have no idea how this shit works so he could just be assuming too much, but it's always more interesting when something you suspect is true. It reminds me more of ManBat, The.
  9. The Banner Saga

    So far it seems that you've got a persistent team that levels up the more games you win/the more characters that your characters kill.
  10. The Banner Saga

    Well I just won my first online game and it was incredibly fun. It came down to 2 vs. 1, with me on the low end of the odds. I ran away into the corner and used the horn to get all my archer's will back, and then I just picked off their 2 characters due to them having low armor. I had no idea what the horn did, but thanks to the symbols on the horn looking like will symbols I just clicked away until I got 'em all back.
  11. The Banner Saga

    Well I just spent an hour or so on Banner Saga:Factions and it was pretty damn fun. I didn't win a single match, but I (think) I still enjoyed myself. I don't have a clue what most of the classes do and how best to utilise them in relation to what my opponent is doing, but I'm sure that will come with time. If anyone fancies (read: Clyde) teaching me a few trick or two I should be on around 6:30pm GMT.
  12. The Banner Saga

    I really want to play this game. I recently discovered that I love strategy games, specifically ones where you control single units such as Final Fantasy Tactics or XCOM:EU. I threw away way too many hours playing Final Fantasy Tactics on an emulator. I might have to pick this up in a couple of weeks when I've paid my rent. I'm glad I know who the invincible boss is now though because that would have infuriated me. I'm the kind of guy who would constantly reload my saves just before the boss killed me thinking "what the fuck am I supposed to do?" only to realise hours later that I was supposed to die all along...
  13. Other podcasts

    I've checked out some of the Game Theory videos and some of them are pretty interesting. They do get pretty damn obscure sometimes though, like even too much for me. The narrator's voice is a killer for me sometimes. He seems to flit between Don Hertzfeldt levels of droning-American-deadpan-soullessness and comically-over-the-top-commercial-voice-over-long-vowel-American They're filling the void for now, but if anyone else has any other suggestions that'd be awesome.
  14. I didn't notice the sound too much, but then again I was playing Skyrim while the Thumbs were casting in the background. I didn't really feel that sorry for Michael Bay (probably because I've only heard them describing the fiasco, and not watched any videos), but my heart goes out to the guy who got mugged while listening to the cast. That shit sucks man. It's only happened to me once and luckily it turns out I knew the guy who had me at knifepoint and was clad in a balaclava so he stopped mid-crime. It does make me think if I was killed while listening to any cast I was a fan of I'd want the hosts to know I'd died while listening to them.* I wonder if they think about all the bizarre scenarios that they've unintentionally cast over. *that sounds super creepy. I died in a sacrificial ritual to the cast!
  15. Other podcasts

    Jon, not specifically right now. Just in the GOTY episodes he just sends a lot of redundant stuff and seems to argue over pointless stuff. I know it's not a great way of explaining myself, but it's been a while. It's not just in those episodes though, I've heard it in other episodes too. I'm still yet to finish that series of episodes so if I hear anything I'll be sure to quote it here so I don't sound like a whiney dickhead with no examples. Justin, I've just checked out a couple minutes of that video and it seems interesting. I'll try it out before I sleep and let you know if it worked as the night cap I'm looking for.
  16. Other podcasts

    I know this isn't strictly the right topic but I didn't want to make a whole new thread for it. I've been watching a lot of AVGN videos recently before I go to sleep. They're normally a pretty good length, like 10-15 minutes, and I mainly just watch them to see how truly awful some of these games can be. I don't think he's got a particularly interesting or funny presenting style, and his constant mention with feces must be indicative of a psychological obsession with the stuff, but I do love watching stuff about obscure games/accessories/consoles. However, I'm pretty sick of them now. Does anybody know of any sort of video series with similar running time focused on video games? I've watched Ego Raptor's Sequilitis and thought it was incredibly interesting, but he seems pretty determined to never make any more of them. Also, the Escapist's videos are way too short and I really only watch Yahtzee and Movie Bob. Back on topic: Did anybody else listen to Giantbomb's award show episodes? I nearly stopped listen (and in fact did on a few occasions) due to some of the stuff Brad Shoemaker was saying. That guy is so pedantic I did some actual, real life, honest to god eye rolling at some of his arguments.
  17. Guacamelee

    I'm really enjoying this game. It's become my game of choice when I just feel like playing something for anywhere between 5 minutes and 2 hours. However, I'm finding a keyboard setup quite difficult to use. It recommends using a controller but there's no way I'm forking out for one. I'm finding the 2nd temple particularly difficult where you have to keep changing back and forth between the two realms as you jump. I'm not sure if it's because I'm not used to playing platformers on a keyboard or if I've got crappy key configurations.
  18. Gone Home from The Fullbright Company

    So I've been thinking about this game a lot since I finished it but there's one thing that bugs me:
  19. Gone Home from The Fullbright Company

    I doubt Steve still reads this thread now that he's flying about in a golden helicopter. I heard you can't read while flying a helicopter. But yeah,
  20. Gone Home from The Fullbright Company

    This game struck a lot of emotional chords with me that no games ever have really. I've just returned from a trip around Europe (while being from England I don't consider myself "European") and I was often thinking about home and I sent a few postcards back there. I always thought about them just being stuck to the fridge and it was really interesting to see similar mementos scattered around the house in Gone Home. I don't really attach much sentimental value to objects, but I've got a folder from each of my trips abroad and I haven't looked back at my European one yet as I think I'd find it too much to handle right now. It seems like I played this game at the perfect point in my life as there's just so many themes that stick with me that wouldn't have been any where near as relevant years or even months down the road: coming home, missing someone you love, sentimentality, the importance we assign to places as individuals etc. Anyway, All in all I'm incredibly I got to play this game and I'll be happy to play many more that will inevitably be influenced by it.
  21. General Video Game Deals Thread

    Is anyone else having trouble with Steam right now? I assume it's due to the ridiculous influx they'll receive from L4D2 being free, but it has severely disrupted my ability to spend money on Shelter and Skyrim which is a tad disappointing as I have to go to sleep now. Oh well, if any kind soul manages to buy Shelter as a gift I'll happily refund them the £1.74.
  22. General Video Game Deals Thread

    Maybe it does. Or maybe we could usher in the new era of "SHOILER". I bet you 300 of my unflagging-forever-secure English Pounds to a wheelbarrow of which ever puny currency you wager in that I can get all 5 badgers to the end in less than 0.212423686940222222222222222222 nanoseconds.
  23. Steam Summer Getaway Sale

    Elmuerte, I have come to expose you as the sick twisted liar that you are. On the 27th of October my account turned 10 and I received no such special gift. Feel the shame, you sicko.