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    Horse Bag, Dive In!
  • Birthday 05/05/1986

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    Half-Life, Ultima Online, Horse Bag Giant Eagle Riding
  1. 3DS Friend Codes

    Added colinp, ChrisDaniels and atriarch. I'm starting to Swapnote again, this time with vidja game pictures.
  2. Natural Selection 2

    I stopped playing this game for awhile. I got into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on a competitive level and am loving that experience. It makes me wish Natural Selection 2 had a similar matchmaking/team making play with rankings and the like. I know it's PC tradition to just jump into a game, dick around, then leave if you're bored, but having a true competitive match-up against similar skilled opponents, lots of teamwork/communication and non-abandoning team mates elevates the experience for me. These two new posts make me excited though: http://unknownworlds.com/ns2/state-of-development-june-2013/ http://unknownworlds.com/ns2/the-female-marine/
  3. 3DS Friend Codes

    Did another mass-add from the last time I posted here. I have added: Sno UC_Raider BigJKO lobotomy42 NerdOnAWire Squid Division Lu K-bohls! Jon_Danger winknugget Korax tegan Hermie mikemariano Twig Mine again is: 3093-7071-6188 As a side note, I wish you could keep the names you input for the people you add. This is hard to keep track of.
  4. Survival Games

    I've been recently putting together a Giant Bomb list of all the (Wilderness) Survival games I can find: http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/drath/lists/wilderness-survival-games/84771 I'm slowly adding all the games and information to the Giant Bomb wiki, but their approval system is very slow, so lots of stuff isn't done yet. Hopefully I can reach 1000 wiki points or whatever soon so I can make the updates easier.
  5. Survival Games

    Would I be terrible if I mentioned my own game? It's not as big as all the others mentioned (yet!) as it's still in early beta (and FREE!), but it's seen quite a few players and was featured on PCGamer.com and inside the print mag (does that mean anything anymore?). Wayward
  6. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    Are we seeing a new level of April Fool's marketing? April Fool's, Fools? What a twist!
  7. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    There was also a document leaked that showed it also being rated by the Australian Classification Board - "High impact sex scene", YES! There's also achievements/cover art physically in the Microsoft/Live system. I'm pretty sure it is a joke game, but I think it actually IS coming out.
  8. RetroN 3

    So the RetroN4 is now the RetroN5. Besides the awkwardness, I'm pretty excited about this. I guess it will in fact play original GB/GBC games as well, so this is more like the RetroN 9 with PAL/NTSC.
  9. RetroN 3

    Just realized this topic got stirred up again. I did in fact get the console way back when. It is generally good, it plays all the special carts that I have tried. The ONLY issue that I have with it was the controllers it came with and the sound. S-Video/Composite is a really nice touch. Basically, throw the controllers out, and get original NES/SNES/GEN controllers - which is why I love this console in the first place, the ability to use the original controllers. The ones it comes with are laggy (RF) and cheap feeling. On the second note, about sound. It does NES perfect; however, SNES sound seems a bit too overblown/loud, and GEN sounds less "bassy" then their real counterparts. Which is really strange, it seems like this would be an easy fix just to tweak after they throw the chip in. The real reason I am replying though is, the RetroN 4 was announced featuring: HDMI output Game Boy Advance support (but not original Game Boy or Color? Weird...) Bluetooth wireless controllers (YES!) PAL and NTSC compatible Given those points, and how cheap these things are, I most likely will pick one up. RetroN 4 is unveiled tomorrow.
  10. Natural Selection 2

    Been playing it off and on since the early betas when I pre-ordered it. I think it has most of the "magic" of the original, but I'm really questioning some gameplay differences between the two right now. Mostly to due with alien abilities. That being said, the early versions of the original seen many changes in alien abilities anyways until they finally settled. It's not running really good on my computer at the moment though. I get 70+fps in every situation... except when I don't. The game will stutter for like 5 seconds, like a full 5 seconds it will just sit there, then go normally again, it does this constantly almost sometimes unplayable. I've tried every setting/config too. It really sucks, but somehow I can still enjoy it... a good sign.
  11. Team Fortress 2 Co-op! Mann vs. Machine

    So, my experience is pretty poor so far on how they handled the matchmaking system. But good news! I've made a Team Fortress 2 - Mann vs. Machine Simulator! It runs right in your browser! Try it out: http://vaughnroyko.com/mvmsimulator/
  12. Doom The Roguelike

    I've put some serious effort in to this game so far, but recently had to lower the difficulty to lowest just to see if I could actually beat it. Unfortunately I failed the other night, having made it to the last boss. I was doing the best I ever did, so I have no idea how I will ever manage to pull it off. That aside, it's an amazing game with tons of depth and surprises (there's non-canon Doom stuff contained within this game). The best part about the game is the feeling of certain weapons, like the shotgun. The sound alone makes it feel so good to play, even with the low-fidelity graphics. BOOM! Believe it or not, I got this game all mapped out to a gamepad using JoyToKey and it plays really great. Playing a roguelike with a gamepad? BLASPHEMY! There is some graphical glitches here and there (wall tiling), but nothing too major.
  13. Bastion

    Wow, a lot of negativity at the beginning of this post. I played through it, then played through it again in NG+, as well as getting all achievements. I basically sucked out everything from this game I could. I love the implied mythos, the unique storybook-esque world and environments, the gameplay, the sense of pacing... well pretty much everything. GOTY. It is a bit limiting for gamers expecting a more varied, open ended game and story... this game is not it. It's very deliberately paced and controlled, which I am fine with because I fell in love with the story and gameplay. There's weapons for every type of play style. Through upgrades, you can tweak and refine the weapons to suit your play style even more. Unlike a lot of people here, I knew I would love this game right from the get to. Oh ya, the soundtrack/OST... pure awesomeness there.
  14. Trine 2

    I'm playing through this co-op currently via Xbox Live Arcade (it's a better platform for couch-style co-op'ness). I haven't read through any of the comments yet so far in this thread so I wouldn't spoil anything (even though there probably isn't that much to spoil), but a couple thoughts so far: The wizard controls aren't very wizard. I understand the whole novelty of drawing your spells, but it's not really working on the console controls. There's something really off about it. It's more Trine, but better looking, so that's cool, I guess. Or is it? It's a pretty slow burn for me at the moment... not really itching to play it, especially with those portal-esque puzzles... it kind of seems forced into there.
  15. Stereothumbsgate 2012