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  1. Oh, also The Wizard by Black Sabbath reminds me of Trine and Idle Thumbs simultaneously, brings a manly tear to my eye over the loss of the cast. For the obvious reasons plus I kept playing it and Idle Thumbs ( not at the same time...) while playing Trine, I also just realised I've played Trine full through 4 times. Fuck yeah, Trine!
  2. Here's a strange one: Like a rolling stone by Bob Dylan reminds me of Red Faction: Guerilla. I somehow managed to get the song going on a loop by mistake while playing the game and didn't bother turning it off for a couple of hours...
  3. Videogames for very young children

    I'm a firm believer that 2D platformers are the way to go for getting someone into video games. It's worth shelling out for a NES, SNES and the Mario games.
  4. *Breathy Voice* Bayonetta *Breathy Voice*

    Ah, that's good to hear, not having proper attack cues in DMC4 after seeing them (almost) perfected in DMC3 and Monster Hunter really threw me off. To be honest, Bayonetta had completely fallen off my radar, but now I'll have to sacrifice another €60 to the Video game gods. *sigh* It's a strange feeling, being annoyed everytime you remember of another great game you have to buy.
  5. I have no idea why, but Anno 1404 goes amazingly well with the Gamers With Jobs conference call.
  6. Oh man, I just finished listening to episode 50. I laughed so much, no tears! Not as depressed as I thought I would be about it, even though after listening to all 50 episodes in 3 weeks I feel like Nick, Chris and video games are friends. Yet they have no idea who I am, sort of strange to think of it in those terms. Listening to every episode in such a short space of time was definitely the right choice, while at least half of those countless hours were hilarious crap, there really were nuggets of englightenment in there that matured my tastes and helped me to figure out how I can break down the specific design choices in a game. Thanks for the 70 or so hours of awesome, Congrats Nick and congratulations Nick! Hope the Steve Gaynor experience starring Chris and video games is out soon.
  7. Far Cry 2

    Oh shit, I didn't think of that. I was saved by (black lady I can't remember the name of), but got sick of shooting at people I couldn't see so I got in my truck and drove off. Hope she's alive and all.
  8. Regarding the good news: YES! Exactly what I was hoping it would be, woo. On Dragon Age, is it just me, or is the Human Noble story 'A Song of Ice and Fire' with black changed to grey?
  9. Good news? I'm only on episode 20, someone spoil the good news please!
  10. Torchlight?

    Playing the game while listening to Idle Thumbs backlog is just pure fun.
  11. Half Life 2: I'm really missing the point

    Maybe the reason I didn't enjoy it all that much is because of the expectations I had going into it. I mean, I was expecting to have (what I'm told is) the best game companion ever made and just looking forward to that the whole time, but now it seems like she's only in the episodes? I'll have to try playing it again after a few months, with different expectations. Although I'm going to play the episodes as soon as I can.
  12. Grand Theft Auto V Announced!

    ... God damn it!
  13. Torchlight?

    That is pretty damn awesome. Although I sort of wish they had used direct audio from Idle Thumbs, would have been amazing.
  14. Torchlight?

    EDIT (for some reason, I can't edit my posts or make new topics, so this will have to do): Sorry McDunkin, hadn't realised you already posted it.
  15. Torchlight?

    I liked that.
  16. Half Life 2: I'm really missing the point

    I can relate to the topic creators feelings about the game. After much pressure I was finally able to slog past Ravenholm before I quit again due to a save being corrupted, but the whole time until that happened I was enjoying myself less than everyone else seemed to have been and just trying to keep going until Alyx joined me.
  17. Creepy statues in games

    If you're American I guess you could make up some crap about how it was shocking to see a decapitated staute of Abraham Lincoln in Fallout 3. I don't know, I guess I didn't really have much to contribute on this.
  18. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Well, that does make me feel a good bit better, especially as I couldn't hold off listening to them. Already up to number 5, at least I'm finally starting to see how hot scoops and The Wizaaaaard started up.
  19. Torchlight?

    "Torchlight will be Diablo I to Diablo III's Diablo II." I've read that sentence a dozen times and still can't make sense of it. Maybe it's because I never got into the Diablo games or maybe it's because I'm stupid, but just what does it mean?
  20. Sorry to break the chain here. Favourite: I feel I may get a lot of people thinking I'm crazy for this, but Halo 2 is almost definitely my favourite game. I play exclusively split-screen and would play it for 4-5 days straight whenever my friend who lives quite far came over and stayed at my house for a week. Countless hilarious anecdotes from that game, it was always fun to jump back into for an hour or two with a friend. I do all that with Halo 3 now, but for some reason it's not quite as good as it was. I'd give Age of Empires 2 an honorable mention, but that seems to go against the spirit of the question. Heh. Best: This is a real tough one, so tough that I actually don't think I can answer it. A number of games immediately rush to mind such as Civ 4, Half-Life 2 and Planescape: Torment, but it would take me a week of fasting and meditation to come up with an answer I would feel comfortable stating and I really enjoy food and entertainment. Desert Island: Civilization IV (Fall From Heaven II as well, if mods are allowed). There's just something about that game which eats up time without making you feel like you're wasting it. Also, I can always play a 4-5 hour session of Civilization IV and then just do nothing for a couple of hours without becoming bored. That coupled with it's near endless replayability would make it the perfect game for a month or two where it's my only source of entertainment.
  21. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Hey, I've been listening to the podcast for a few months now and absolutely loving it, but for some reason I held off on joining the forums. I mainly play PC games, but whenever a landmark title comes out that's exclusive to consoles or that's too badly optimized for my PC, I play it on 360. Mostly into...well, I actually can't decide what genre I enjoy the most. I suppose I should say RPGs as most of my favourite games have at least trivial RPG elements. I'm not big on multi-player at the moment, but that's mainly because I have no friends (that play games). Although I do very much enjoy L4D or Demigod whenever people I know are on. I have a feeling I'll enjoy being a part of this community, although I'm quite upset about the podcast being cancelled. Trying to decide whether listening to them from the beginning is a good idea right now. I don't want to just stop listening to Idle Thumbs next week, but then again I don't want the soul crushing feeling of listening to a year of podcasts in solitude and then realising I'll never have another and everyone else has already gotten over it.