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About Rueler

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  • Birthday 12/25/1991


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  1. What you were saying made me think of how deaf people react to a cochlear implant put in their ear. Obviously it's probably a much more alien experience than playing your first video game, though.
  2. The Wire

    The Wire is a show that I REALLY need to watch.
  3. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    you really need to also get Funeral.
  4. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Oh, shit. There's a new Arcade Fire album out. biQkxCf0tT0
  5. Starcraft 2

    yeah, i used my real first name...I suppose it's not the worst thing I could have done. a person who has spent the last 2 weeks furiously trying to bea the first StarCraft for the first time, only to kinda make it through the Terran campaign, I love the changes this game makes with the medic units and how units can actually walk PAST other units now. I also really likes how the manual caught me up on the story.
  6. When I was young, I never really sought out ways to play games. Being 18 right now, I grew up in the 90s. I dont really remember what kind of computer we had when I was little, but there is this one game we had on our PC that was some dumb game that I can't remember the name of, where I had to nail shingles onto a roof, and if I got the timing off, the character would accidentally hit his thumb and he would get hurt. This was when I was around 2 years old. I think. After that, there were many years where I didn't really own any games. I remember going to my friend's house a lot and playing his SNES (which I only knew of as the thing with the fun Ninja Turtles game. I can't really remember which came first, but at around 9 years old, we got a Nintendo 64, and I also got a Gameboy Color. I used to play Pokemon Blue for hours on end, and I must have beat it more times than I can remember. On the N64, the one game that really stands out as taking most of my system playtime was Ocarina of Time. When I first played it, I guess I was still young enough to not get how to proceed past the starting area, so I used to just run around and find rupees. At some point, I finally understood how to play it, and my friend and I would spend countless hours trying to figure out how to get through the various temples (FUCK the Water Temple!). As I was growing up, we never really had a computer that was good enough to play new games. Well, actually I was able to play Need For Speed Underground when it first came out, but after that, new games quickly outgrew our bad PC. I played a fair amount of Age of Empires 2, Starcraft, and Warcraft 3. So yeah, up until about 6 years ago when I got my DS when it first came out, I had been a kind of behind-the-times gamer. My family got a gamecube right around when the Xbox 360 was coming out, and I got a 360 a couple of years ago. Around that time was when I first started to really keep track of the gaming industry and know about new games that were coming out. Until about a month ago when I got my Macbook Pro, PC gaming has always been this sort of forbidden fruit for me. Now that I can actually run current PC games, I'm so happy because I can finally access all of these games that I heard about through podcasts and such over the years but never really got to play. I just put Windows 7 on bootcamp on my Macbook, so I can play all of those awesome games I bought during that most recent Steam sale (Hell yeah, THQ pack!). Not that Steam for Mac isn't out now, but I find that games still run better on Windows.
  7. Books, books, books...

    Is it purely coincidental that both are Kubrick movies?
  8. Summer Steam Sale

    I just bought Killing Floor for $5. Do any of you still play it?
  9. Other podcasts

    And anyways, Shane is totally on the newest one!
  10. Movie/TV recommendations

    Dudes. Futurama. Netflix Instant. What else do I need to say?
  11. Summer Steam Sale

    I'm pretty sure he meant that Torchlight was a better game than Titan Quest. I think... Also, how system intensive is Metro 2033? I got the THQ pack, and just wondering what my Macbook Pro can handle.
  12. Portal 2

    I'm almost positive that they have said it will be a full on-its-own release (in the U.S., it will probably cost $60 on consoles, etc.)
  13. Road Trip

    haha, so is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on the same level of being known as the Grand Canyon by people living outside of the United States?
  14. Child of Eden

    I'm happy that at least a game like this is being made that isn't just some gimmicky Wii Sports ripoff
  15. Other podcasts

    If you like the production of A Life Well Wasted, you should check out This American Life (unless you only care about video game-related topics). Anybody who likes movies should listen to Behind The Screened Door, a podcast from, which is the newest Whiskey Media site (Giant Bomb).