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About derskusmacher

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    crackle chute


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    games, writing, music, chilling
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  • Favorite Games
    a lot
  1. Got into the Heroes of the Storm Alpha, anyone else here in it? Looking for some fellow Blizzard Lords managers.
  2. Titanfall

    I'll take the PC key. edit: Please.
  3. Spelunky!

    Beat Olmec for the first time. Took me a little over 200 attempts. Feels good man.
  4. DOTA 2

    Ability draft is pretty fun. But, some people already have the theory down to a science and just wreck.
  5. nidhogg - Steam release 1/13/14

    I was definitely going to head up some sort of steam initiative but after seeing how iffy the online play was in general kind of lost motivation to play the game. Hopefully it will get fixed or looked at in the future.
  6. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Don't get me wrong, I'm as skeptical as the next person about gameplay promises. It seems the information we have about the game at this point is polarizing at best so there's not much more to talk about I guess.
  7. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Does Assassin's Creed do anything similar to the nemesis system and have each playthrough "unique"? Like I said, I've never touched an AC game so the only knowledge I have of the series is through osmosis through the years, nothing specific. If there is some kind of comparable system then disregard my entire post and continue poo-pooing I guess. Also, don't mistake my initial optimism as a sign-off that Shadow of Mordor will be the saviour of higher profile development for people unattached to the mundane, merely that at this point I took it as a sign of things to come for the next generation.
  8. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    I just heard about/watched the trailer thing for this today. I'm not really sure why people are poo-pooing on this so hard right now. Lately I've been pretty down on the gestalt state of video games but this kind of kindled a spark of hope and interest that I was fearing gone forever. Seeing the mechanics in that trailer kind of made me excited that there are some bigger name developers out there that are inspired by the new gen and are experimenting. Sure, the systems may be an inch deep in the end but they're a lot more intriguing to me then 3rd person shooter #1358310. And, I realize that there are other games in other spaces that do similar things system wise, but they don't have the LOTR license attached to them so no one knows about them Is a lot of the poo-poo coming from the fact that it looks like AC? What is wrong with that? I've never played an AC game and I don't plan to but they're probably popular for a reason? On tone: I'm definitely in the camp that feels weird about the direction the LOTR...extended universe(?) has taken, but I feel like this game is logically consistent within that interpretation. I like that it's set ONLY in Mordor and you ONLY are dealing with the Uruk society. There's also an interesting (debateable) parity with Frodo/Sam except your dude is wrathful. Maybe that will be seen through to the end? The wraith powers are kind of weird to me and took me aback a little bit. I would of preferred to see this in a different, original setting but it's not anymore guilty of destroying Tolkien's legacy than the movies are, and some of the other LOTR games do a much worse job of pissing on that.
  9. Spelunky!

    I'm really afraid to try that out. I feel like if I do mess around with it I won't go back to how Spelunky is "supposed" to be played, destroying the purity of the whole thing. Troublesome.
  10. Spelunky!

    Spelunky giveth, and spelunky taketh away.
  11. Life

    I do get free chips.
  12. nidhogg - Steam release 1/13/14

    I managed to connect to someone for the first time yesterday, I wasn't the host. It wasn't as smooth as singleplayer obviously but it wasn't unplayable either. I think it really just comes down to how well you connect to someone.
  13. Life

    After being done with school for almost three years I'm FINALLY starting my career. I think it's still sinking in to a certain extent, something I thought and obsessed about everyday for 2 and a half years has finally come to pass. And, thinking about where I was a year ago to where I'm at now is pretty mind blowing. I'm trying to stay humble though because at the end of the day, it really was luck that opened up this opportunity for me. The short of it is that I'm now a technical writer at a tortilla chip factory. The long of it is that this company is on the verge of some insane growth. In terms of production it's been breaking records every week for the past month and being the most profitable it's ever been. My boss sees a lot of potential in me to help improve the company in terms of information design and such, and I already have some ideas. I'm excited, nervous, motivated, and doubting myself all at the same time.
  14. nidhogg - Steam release 1/13/14

    I fought a red AI who really liked to throw. Made it kind of easy to beat honestly.
  15. nidhogg - Steam release 1/13/14

    Loving the game, the single player is pretty fulfilling when you're starting out. The differently colored AIs definitely have some different strategies they like to use. Hopefully the internet play issues get sorted out, but fighting games in general can be tricky to have them work well online. Who knows when I'll get to play this in the same room with someone, my roommate does play games but only casually so I don't think I could con him into it.