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  1. I connected just fine and finished my turn. I see Hpopper and another person in here as well.
  2. What makes the water interesting is the fact that it can switch between a solid object to something you can pass through. Its not like water is just a tile swap for stone pillars and walls. The puzzle where he's doing the wall hop and then travelling through the same wall he just hopped off of looked clever.
  3. Ah, I hope I didn't come across as an ass. That pre-judgement is based on the discussion about that game on the Idle Thumbs podcast. All the criticisms seem like valid reasons for why PoP 2008 might be lackluster in many respects when compared to Sands of Time. The trailer for this new Prince of Persia seems pretty evocative of the first game, which makes me excited.
  4. Hint systems for adventure games.

    I agree with you that subtle hints and incidental dialog are the best way to help with that stuff. I love Telltale games because when you get stuck the game will encourage you in the right direction. I had this awful moment in Broken Sword DS that really ticked me off. You have to get a towel from a receptacle, but if you tap on the towel George will pull on it without explaining anything. I tried a few objects on the towel and thought maybe I needed to pick up something to rip the towel so I went back and forth through the previous screens. I ended up using the hint system and the first hint was "You need the towel!" Useless. The second one was "Unlock the towel dispenser with the bathroom key!" If George had just said "It's locked" I probably would have used the Bathroom key on it. Gah that was so unnecessary. Machinarium was pretty good about hints. You could get the full puzzle solution if you did the minigame, but the robot dude would often pop up little thought bubbles that would point you in the right direction. A great example is you walk up to an air conditioning unit and he asks you logic questions. If you answer them correctly nothing happens. If you do "hint" your robot dude will have a little thought bubble though that shows an angry air conditioning guy. The only time I used the complete solution was on this area where you needed to catch a dog. I had figured out pretty much everything. What I didn't realize was that one of the graphics on a panel was actually a switch, and flipping it would turn on the machine that I had activated. That was pretty frustrating. If they had put a little graphic of ON or OFF to the side I wouldn't have needed to use the solution system.
  5. Neptune's Bountiful Pride

    This is terrible but to me they always looked like a purple erection...
  6. The puzzle platforming they showed looked pretty darn clever. I almost wish I hadn't clicked the trailer because now it won't be special when I run through that specific room. PoP 2008 is coming in the mail soon, maybe that will disappoint me enough to make me forget how sweet this trailer is.
  7. Yeah Pitboss sounds super sweet. Lets play! Sounds like 7 people in so far? Seems like a good number.
  8. Bulletstorm Might Be the Next Serious Sam

  9. Beat Hazard

    This is a great game to hotseat with a friend. After watching someone else play its a lot easier to recognize what the different movements are on the screen. Its surprising how much sense you can make out of the background.
  10. Flotilla

    It wasn't a bug, they were afflicted by space madness!
  11. Are you a teacher? Help a friend out!

    I don't teach but my parents do. I could forward some questions to them if you want.
  12. Neptune's Bountiful Pride

    Yeah I think I went from 2nd best to dead all because I tried to backstab IrishJohn. If I had been honest and just helped him attack dpp I'd still be in the game.
  13. Neptune's Bountiful Pride

    I'll join I'm basically out of the first game.
  14. Recently completed video games

    Yeah! I think the only reason I realized it was there was because I'd been listening to the Hardcore History Podcast about the German/Russian war front. Some of the soldiers looked unusually pretty and then there was a little Aha! moment.
  15. La Celle Splintereux: Conviçion

    Does anyone want to play chaos theory multiplayer? I never got a chance to enjoy the versus or co-op, but I'd really like to.
  16. Recently completed video games

    I played through that game a little while ago. Killing hundreds of people as an American or British soldier caused a bit of an existential crisis. I feel like the campaigns have this heavy amount of moral superiority that is incredibly off-putting. I remember that the German forces surrender only once, and they're displayed as sniveling, cowardly specimens. The Western Powers were certainly fighting for altruistic reasons, but not to the insane degree that the COD games portray. A cool detail I enjoyed was that in the Stalingrad missions some of the soldiers are female. They don't try to justify their existence, they just include them without explanation. It was a neat display of the historical contribution of women in the Great Patriotic War without being overwrought. The Russian campaign tonally and historically fits with the kind of intense ideological conflict that COD games have as a central motif. They sort of peel back the veneer of nationalism and show the atrocities that both sides commit against each other. Sorry if this sounds douchey!
  17. Crysis on the gaming.

    I wonder if wiimote tv breaking will be superseded by people snapping their iPads in half when really getting into an action game.
  18. Neptune's Bountiful Pride

    Man I am so ticked off at you! I was wheeling and dealing to get IrishJohn, but you came out of nowhere with your ridiculous planetary conga line and took his best planet. Gr!
  19. General Video Game Deals Thread

    I need to pick up Sid Meier's Pirates. I heard great things about it but forgot it existed, and now its on sale. Hooray!
  20. Neptune's Bountiful Pride

    Everything on normal, with 12 players.
  21. Neptune's Bountiful Pride

    I am getting really nervous now, JamesM has made a lot of moves and the future of the cool side of the galaxy is uncertain.
  22. What is the Mystery of Scoggins?

    Oh, I didn't really notice but the screenshots were in a very tiny window. The gnome is readily apparent.
  23. What is the Mystery of Scoggins?

    Ok wow, I hadn't been following this closely and thought that there were two separate games. Scoggins which was about a grumpy red gnome, and Puzzle Agent. I kept trying to find Scoggins and couldn't figure out was going on. In my defense the gnome looks like he's made out of felt or some kind of fuzzy fabric.
  24. Infinity Ward - MW2 news

    Haha nice