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Everything posted by Joflar

  1. You can do up to 12 players in a match. I'm going to make a thread in the Networking forum so that people can sign up.
  2. I could paypal you like 5 bucks to help cover costs, I've been playing a free game and its a ton of fun. 3 of the players haven't logged in at all so its like we're the rude Colonial aliens that blow up the home bases of the technologically backwards civilizations and strip mine their planets. Saw this product in a Half Price Bookstore yesterday, was tempted to pick it up...
  3. Name Generators

    I like Satan's Sudoku CSI, it has nice alliteration
  4. The threat of Big Dog

    Dragondog Z is hands down the best T-shirt.
  5. Name Generators

  6. I think the best video game -> movie thing Paul Verhoeven could direct would be something kind of dark and humorous like Fallout. Last Express doesn't seem to really jive with his other work but I'm interested in seeing where it goes.
  7. I need help identifying a game

    Sounds like Jason Rohrer
  8. Fucking PC gaming!

    Does anyone visit Tech Report? They do a great monthly feature where they build four separate tiers of machines (economical, mid-range, high-range, godmode) and then explain their reasoning behind each part. Really cool site for those interested in starting from scratch:
  9. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Heh, that mirrors my exposure. He was an awesome lyricist and always chose fantastic vocabulary words. It makes me happy to know that other people have listened and enjoyed him too
  10. General Video Game Deals Thread

    Mass Effect for $10 on Impulse (Dunno about non-Americans but they probably got shafted) Unfortunately only the coolest space moment is in the downlodable content...
  11. Doctor! Doctor!

    I'm sure when they peel back the casts and show the faces stiched to rear ends it gets a lot ickier. Eugggh the concept is really gross.
  12. The Best of PC Gaming

    You can run these games on old hardware no problem: Ur-quan Masters is an awesome now freeware game that I played for the first time a year or so ago. Its slightly like 2D Mass Effect except there is a much stronger focus on dialogue and space exploration. I never finished it because I hit the time limit and lost all my progress, but I'm meaning to revisit it someday. In that list Sombre posted, definitely check out Iji and Knytt. If you play Iji without killing any enemies the story changes pretty drastically, makes a second playthrough really interesting. Knytt is really subdued and beautiful to run around in. You might be able to run Far Cry 1 too, that game was insanely scaleable. I played that recently and its definitely eclipsed by Crysis or Far Cry 2 but its still got interesting AI to fight. FEAR 1 is also worth checking out. Max Payne 1 + 2 still play pretty uniquely, considering that must 3rd person shooters are the slower paced Gears of War style now. I liked the comic-book style cutscenes, they're one of the few cinematics that didn't feel boring. These should all be pretty simple games to get into and play, and you should check out the hardcore pc games like System Shock 2 and Deus Ex. You can't really prepare yourself for them, you just need to have a lot of free time to get used to the punishing aspects. I think the games that got me into PC gaming in the first place were all multiplayer. Starcraft/Warcraft 3 custom maps, Battlefield 1942... I got into PC gaming when I was playing Gamecube games and that kind of multiplayer experience was completely new to me. Now though with Xbox Live and PSN this isn't really an issue. I think what seperates console and PC gamers is a DIY mentality (granted this is getting blurred, since there are people who mod xboxes and turn them into media centers and do crazy stuff with them). PC gamers want to have a lot of choice and decision making in their setup, while console gamers prefer to just plug and play. Even if you get a prebuilt system, you'll have to accustom yourself with Windows and have to canoodle it to get some games working. If you're into that sort of thing though, its intensely rewarding. The first time I built a computer, I overheated the processor because I didn't peel off a plastic cover. When I replaced the part and got it right though, seeing that Post screen for the first time was an incredible moment of triumph. I love playing games on any system, but having customizability and oodles of free time to twiddle with parts is the reason that I keep playing PC games.
  13. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Oh man! Tomorrow The Tom Lehrer Collection comes out. Its a bunch of hilarious songs accompanied by piano, you can listen to a lot of his work on youtube: <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object> This is one of those things that my cool and also weird uncle sent me
  14. I need help identifying a game

    That sounds like Glider Pro and you can get it here for a nostalgia trip
  15. Left 4 Thumbs 2

    When do games usually start?
  16. The threat of Big Dog

    I hope Big Dog the robot teams up with Big Dogs the clothing company. Not only will the robots trample over civilization, now they'll be abrasive and rude about it too. The Big Dog will bellow "Slow down, I don't speak STUPID" to the cries of fear from everyone in its path.
  17. Far Cry 2

    This is pretty old news but this is the best info I could find on the game
  18. Books, books, books...

    I'll save you a lot of grief. The moral of the story is don't go swimming after the love of your life does vehicular manslaughter against her husband's lover with your automobile. Anyways, good luck on all that reading! The only thing that looked even remotely familiar to me was rime of the ancyent marinere...
  19. Nifty browser games (inc. Flash)

    Yeah, I was expecting to grow so big that the little cube you'd been hopping around in turned into a little dot. Still had a cool last puzzle:
  20. Yeah I don't really remember what I was thinking. I had this sudden eureka moment that made me commit to a dumb conclusion without really bothering to think critically about it. Sorry for the verbal diarrhea! edit: Actually I was thinking about "Hot Hands" in basketball. People erroneously believed that players would go on hot or cold streaks and that would affect their chances of success on the next shot. What was being described on the podcast though seems more like doing an easy shot and having the follow-up shots get progressively harder, and dreading the inevitable point where you screw up and lose that sense of perfection.
  21. Oh ok, that makes a lot more sense now. Sorry for missing the point.
  22. Nifty browser games (inc. Flash)

    Woah this is awesome! I'm glad people have been doing cool stuff with Unity
  23. Ah I'm sorry for explaining this terribly. When you were hitting find game to get ranked in 1v1 you were getting matched up against random players. Thus the idea that you have to lose your next game because you've won the previous ones is fallacious. I'm saying having confidence that you'll know the outcome of the random matched game before actually playing it isn't logically sound. If you were playing like 10 games of 1v1 versus Nick Breckon then I'd be saying nonsense and your loss of confidence would be justifiable.
  24. I don't know anything about Flow but what Chris Remo was talking about sounded suspiciously like baloney. Your previous wins/losses don't affect the probability that you'll win the next game! When you examine such a small subset of data its easy to jump to conclusions about performance anxiety affecting player skill, but its entirely possible to have a night where you might feel incredibly anxious yet win every game. Its all down to randomness and there isn't really a discernible pattern. Radio Lab does a really nice job about explaining this stuff but I realize I might be gettin' mad based on some stray comment so sorry in advance if thats the case! I was too outraged about some dumb thing I perceived that may or may not be the real deal but either way doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things. Wizard.
  25. Hiya I'd like to play with some dudes.