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  1. As I've seen some discussion around these parts lamenting poor typography in games (and "the internet" to a larger degree), I thought I'd share a link to my favorite image blog. If you're a visual person, you could spend hours and hours and hours drilling through this site. NSFW, as there's lot's of artsy (and not so artsy) nudes sprinkled generously throughout. CLICK ME TO GO TO FFFFOUND You can also change the way the thumbnails display if you look in the top right corner of the page. Tiling the thumbnails (v) is my personal preference.
  2. Interesting article about Mobigames (and a long list of others) -vs- Tim Langdell/EDGE Games. http://tigsource.com/articles/2009/06/09/tim-langdell-and-edge-part-two And because he probably googles himself on a regular basis, I'd like to offer this little morsel up: Tim Langdell is a fucking parasite. Eat a bowl of bloody shit you worthless, talentless troll. And further... HERE is a petition if you feel so inclined.
  3. Check THIS out... It's a tech demo, but the prospect of playing something like this on my iPhone is exciting.
  4. Since some interesting, off-topic discussion has popped up in the "hello my name is" thread - I thought I'd whip up a new one to continue it in... I've always been a predominately console-oriented gamer, aside from some fond memories playing Alone in the Dark, Space Hulk and Darkseed on a roommate's computer. I've worked in advertising and pre-press for the last 15 years, so naturally I'm a Mac guy. Add to that I can't play most FPS games, and aside from Dawn of War - don't like RTS games very much. So, yeah - I'm a console guy. I love playing games with a controller - especially the new wireless ones. I love playing on the couch. I love playing on the biggest screen in my house, and above all I love the simplicity of it all. Now that I have a Mac that can run Windows, I've installed XP, joined Steam and Gametap so that I can explore all the cool stuff that I've been missing. It's been fun, but truth be told, I keep heading back to the couch to catch up on my console backlog more often than not. So, yeah I like to try new things, but often fall back on what's comfortable. Thing is, it's kind of off-putting sometimes how PC-centric gamers seem to refer to console gaming as some crude and unsophisticated pursuit of the unwashed masses, etc... I'm not calling out anybody here specifically - because I don't notice it as much around here - but the vibe still lingers. People saying stuff like "I just can't understand why someone would rather play a game on a console" seems alien and weird to me because I come from the other side. Anyways - sorry to ramble a bit, I just wanted to chime in and offer another point of view.
  5. PAX '09

    So true. You'd think this would be limited to someone you were interested in dating (as I recall those never went well. Ever.), but I think it's even worse if it's just a message board acquaintance or online gaming friend. Probably because I'm paranoid that they're secretly a lunatic that's gonna pull out a gun and shoot me in the face for some long forgotten flippant comment I might have made. Or that all the times they said "I'm gonna rape you" in an online game - they weren't just kidding around.
  6. iPhone/iTouch gaming

    Alive 4-ever, while being a blatant Left 4 Dead clone looks pretty sweet for the 99¢ asking price (limited time sale!). I'm a hopeless sucker for twin stick shooters - especially horror-themed ones, and this looks to be my cup of tea indeed. There's even different progressing levels (unlike iDracula and Minigore) and some RPG-ish upgrades - plus different selectable characters. I'm all over this - impression to follow.
  7. So.. Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Naaah - there's loads of GAF turds that are saying the same thing. I believe that you are sincere and truthful - but a bunch of them seem to do that kind of shit regularly so that they can feel superior to the hive-mind.
  8. Movie/TV recommendations

    Heh heh. I can see how the sad, wet eye must have distracted you. I made the font even bigger - just for hilarity's sake. Man! That Delgo trailer is so bad! It's pretty funny.
  9. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Dear BaronVonBulkshit, Please start posting on Idle Thumbs a lot. Your sense of humor is exactly what I came here in search of. Thanks dude (or "lady", but I suspect "dude" - maybe both. Who cares???), -Alex "zomboid"
  10. Movie/TV recommendations

    It's not the colors that are problematic - it's the Furry/Westernized Anime vibe. If that floats your boat - then knock yourself out. Have fun with your sensual warriors. The episode of the Simpsons where they introduce Poochie to the Itchy and Scratchy show best illustrates my point. There's a scene where the artist is concepting Poochie with a gaggle of marketing execs looking over his shoulder and one of the execs says "Can you rastafarize him by 10%?". I saw this on flickr when I was looking for the above image: And also:THERE'S THIS.
  11. Mass Effect 2

    I felt exactly the same way.
  12. Movie/TV recommendations

    OK - we need to have a chat about this James Cameron Avatar business: WTF??????? I mean – I love all the ALIENS scifi military stuff, but those fucking alien designs are shudder inducing. Ugh! Gabe from Videogum said they look like “Jar Jar Binks fucked a character from World of Warcraft” and I think he’s dead on. Guh! SOOOOOOO TERRIBLE!!! The dragon monsters are really cool and the world looks neat – but!!!! On top of it – that fruity fucking font they’re using fits those blue rastafarian Joe Camel sad, wet-eyed things like a glove. Ack! This is for furries and/or 4 year olds and I do not feel welcome there at all.
  13. Movie/TV recommendations

    I completely agree. This was much more Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction - dialog driven. I'd daresay I even liked it better because it wasn't so mired in pop culture references (not entirely anyways). The script really is fantastic. Yeah - he definitely went broad with the character - but I loved it. I like Pitt best when he plays wacky characters like in 12 Monkeys or Snatch. He's just got a knack for the kind of thing and I love watching him do it. I do think that Eli Roth should have played it more stoic, and QT should have given him a LOT less dialog (like maybe just the line before the waiter scene in the theater). The guy's a douche from the get-go, but man - what a terrible actor! His performance was the only distracting one in the whole movie. Even more than Mike Meyers - I thought his scene was great in that it was a break from all the heavy intrigue stuff - and glad it was that short. I can't wait to see this movie again! That and District 9!
  14. Shadow Complex!

    2-D/2.5-D/3-D XBLA love letter to Metroidvania games (I like to call them "dynamic platformers" myself). August 19th for 1200 MS $pacebucks. From what I've seen so far, the price feels just right. Shacknews Link I'm really looking forward to this! <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8tRQdSwLxU&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8tRQdSwLxU&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object> I'm sure Nick Breckon is thrilled about the gun turrets!
  15. Shadow Complex!

    Now that I've gotten used to the odd shooting mechanic (specifically, shooting dudes in the background) - I'm really enjoying the shootouts a lot more. There's an awful lot to like about this game!
  16. Movie/TV recommendations

    I agree - I loved the shit out of it! Best QT dialog to date, and the acting was superb. Brad Pitt killed it, but Christoph Waltz blew my fucking mind wide open. That guy is incredible! There are a few flaws, but they are tiny in comparison to other QT films. If you hated the dialog in Death Proof like I did, this will totally redeem QT as a writer for you.
  17. Mass Effect 2

    Rather than digging up a much older thread, and since the discussion seems more skewed towards ME1, I'll add this here. I downloaded and started playing the new Pinnacle Station DLC last night, and am enjoying it - because it's like hanging out with an old friend I haven't spoken to in a long while. If you don't like the combat in Mass Effect, you won't like this at all. It's basically a high-scoreboard, arcade-y take on it - where the challenge is to beat NPC's time/score in VR missions. And that's about it. But, like I said - I'm enjoying it.
  18. Do you do anything creative in your free time?

    Thanks!!! No proper music videos (unfortunately), but lot's of live footage on the YouTube.
  19. Do you do anything creative in your free time?

    I sing and play guitar in a band. My wife is the drummer, so it's cool that we get to travel together when we play out of town or tour. I also draw, paint, do collages and design stuff when I make the time but frankly, outside of music - most of my free time is devoted to consuming other people's creative output: mostly games and movies, but books and comics too (though less frequently).
  20. Movie/TV recommendations

    I loved District 9. Going to See Basterds tomorrow!
  21. Shadow Complex!

    Just to be a smartass...
  22. Shadow Complex

    I've been enjoying the shit out of this game. I found out about the controversy after I already purchased the game, but I probably would have bought it anyways. While I do find his views abhorrent - I respect his right to them. Not only that, there's a lot of other people that worked hard on this game who may not feel the same way. If the game was somehow a platform for this agenda - I would think differently, without a fucking doubt. Anyways - fun game!
  23. So.. Batman: Arkham Asylum

    I thought the demo was fantastic. I'm really really looking forward to playing this. Hopefully Gamefly doesn't take a month to send it to me.
  24. iPhone/iTouch gaming

    I realize that you were kidding. It's not that I think you're actually the jerk you present yourself to be. Rather, I find it annoying that you are not clever or funny, even though you seem to think you are hilarious & feel compelled to constantly assert this. But whatever, you're a big dog around here apparently, so have fun with that.
  25. For the record - I have never, not once confused any of your voices. Have you really gotten that many complaints about this? Seems kind of ridiculous to me as you all have distinctly different manners of speaking. Great episode by the way. Struck the perfect balance between information & opinion with total jackassery, which is what keeps me coming back for more. Not like you could plan for that sort of thing, but it's nice when things work out sometimes.