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by Marlowe
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Video/Computergames Featuring Frisbees
Replies: 21
Views: 2279

Re: Video/Computergames Featuring Frisbees

"Bully" definatley has them
by Marlowe
Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: slaughterhouse 5
Replies: 33
Views: 5976

Re: slaughterhouse 5

0.0 wrote:you guys may want to put some spoilers on your posts.


Vonnegut is very honest with what happens in the book from the first chapter, there's really very little to spoil.
by Marlowe
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Planescape: Torment
Replies: 42
Views: 7140

Re: Planescape: Torment

The reason why this thread isn't as popular as it should be is exactly what's wrong with the videogaming industry
by Marlowe
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 83357

Re: Radiothread

Radiohead are a fantastic, fantastic band, and if you don't like them you don't like music! In Rainbows is OK Computer, but matured. It is an album that is confident, is comfortable. It sounds like Radiohead, but not any other Radiohead. OK was young, ambitious, and brimming with that genius which m...
by Marlowe
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Thief
Replies: 8
Views: 1751

Re: Thief

Theif was one of the hardest games I've ever played. The harder the difficulty gets, the more you have to do (or not do, like killing people). Theif's plot was a bit "...eh?" sometimes, and the last level really wasn't as much theivery instead of world-saving, but it was very enjoyable. Th...
by Marlowe
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Planescape: Torment
Replies: 42
Views: 7140

Re: Planescape: Torment

That's like saying "The Combat in Monkey Island sucked, it should have been a comic". And, if you're playing PST for the combat you're addle-coved.
by Marlowe
Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Planescape: Torment
Replies: 42
Views: 7140

Re: Planescape: Torment

My personal favorite was the brothel for intellectual lusts. Also, Modron (or whatever his name was) had some fantastic quotes. Or the pregnant alleyway. Pretty much the whole game is philosophical tour-de-force.
by Marlowe
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Planescape: Torment
Replies: 42
Views: 7140

Re: Planescape: Torment

Torment is probably the best game ever made for narrative, story, ingenuity, and emotional involvement, if not the best game ever.

I mean, the aim of the game is to die, and it has a skull that follows you round! It's so anti-D&D it hurts.
by Marlowe
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Underrated & Obscure Games
Replies: 171
Views: 26026

Re: Underrated games

Operation Flashpoint? Overlooked because it was too bloody difficult for the masses...
by Marlowe
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M Banks - Culture Novels.
Replies: 25
Views: 6140

Re: Iain M Banks - Culture Novels.

The culture novels will usually have "A Culture Novel" written on them somewhere.

The first four are very, very good science fiction. Consider Phlebas is enjoyable, The Player of Games is also very good, and Use of Weapons is rather superb. Excession is probably his best so far, however.
by Marlowe
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game endings. Spoilers, duh.
Replies: 53
Views: 6516

Re: Game endings.

Endings have to be done in a specific way. Also, I like if what you do in-game influences the game ending, especially in the way that Fallout did: the side-quests you finish add to the endgame debriefing about the future for the wasteland. It gave me a real connection with the game I'd just finished...
by Marlowe
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recommend a Game
Replies: 143
Views: 44533

Re: Recommend a Game

Izawwlgood wrote:
Endless Mike wrote:You fail.


.... oooor, Rez did... at being a good game that was simple a watered down rip off of every panzer dragoon game that had come before it...


Get the one with the vibrator! That'll make you (or your girl) like it MUCH more.
by Marlowe
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 112661

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

American planes, full of holes and wounded men and corpses, took off backwards from an airfield in England. Over France, a few German fighter planes flew at them backwards, sucked bullets and shell fragments from some of the planes and crewmen. . . .The bombers opened their bomb-bay doors, exerted ...
by Marlowe
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good Adventure Games
Replies: 45
Views: 6404

Re: Good Adventure Games

JayDee wrote:fix'd.

Cheers! :D


Also, Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream", based on the short story by the same author and the same name. Very good psychodrama, and standing the test of time too. Plus, Ellison himself does the voice of AM!
by Marlowe
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Underrated & Obscure Games
Replies: 171
Views: 26026

Re: Underrated games

I'm at a loss to distinguish between "Underated" and "No one bought it". These would be my three in both categories: - Oni! Fantastic, if unpolished kung-fun/shooting hybrid. - Blade Runner. I loved it, but it isn't all that well remembered. - Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Ob...
by Marlowe
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Marathon
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

Re: Marathon

I like that Marathon makes the player work for the story. That effort on the player's behalf makes it worthwhile. Plus the fantastic relationship between the player and Durandal, who I belive to be one of the most fantastic Villans/quasi-protagonists in any game ever. "Esacape will make me God&...
by Marlowe
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good Adventure Games
Replies: 45
Views: 6404

Re: Good Adventure Games

Ben Croshaw's games are pretty good. "Five Days a Stranger" and "Seven Days a Sceptic" are both fun plays! Also they're free. Not high tech or anything, but enjoyable.
by Marlowe
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7572

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

I attest that Episode 3 was well written and well produced although the directing sucked (I realize he did all three roles). You can rip all you want on 1&2 though. "Mi'sah... see your point" on those. Well written? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
by Marlowe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beliefs That You Cannot Prove
Replies: 123
Views: 9511

Re: Beliefs That You Cannot Prove

Pretty much anything that belongs to perception.

So, everything?
by Marlowe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recommend a Game
Replies: 143
Views: 44533

Re: Recommend a Game

Marathon, yes, Oni, yes! I thought the Indigo Prophecy lost it towards the end, however. Very nice gameplay, though. I reccomend Democracy 2 . It's a politics game where you fudge around with policy to suit your own ends. Fun for a while, untill those pesky religious extremists blow you up for banni...
by Marlowe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146649

Re: Fallout 3!

My problem is thus: Bethesda have made games which are increasingly meant to cater for the market. Look at Morrowind -> Oblivion. Morrowind was user unfriendly, and was better (in my opinion) because of it. Oblivion was popular, but that doesn't mean it was abso-friggin-fan-dabby-dozy. I worry that ...
by Marlowe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146649

Re: Fallout 3!

Picture! My worries in mspaint form. I think the "Bethesda isn't Black Isle" point is actually very valid. What made Fallout(s) great was the atmosphere, the humour, and the dialogue. Oblivion had these in short supply. Oblivion catered for the masses, and was a good (if generic) fantasty...
by Marlowe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 82555

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

I find that certain RPGs tend to age well. However, I think it really is determined by if you've played them when they were "new". Planescape Torment is STILL as good as when it came out, as is Fallout. Alpha Centauri, and other of Sid M's games have always been fun for me. Half Life, too,...
by Marlowe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7572

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

It would be so badass on the wii... YES YES YES With a gigantic televison, surround sound and in first person this would be amazing. Also, multiplayer! And SO many star wars games have basicly ridden the Star Wars wave of success and are biased because of it. Force Commander wasn't THAT good, and t...
by Marlowe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Accessories
Replies: 34
Views: 4933

Re: Guitar Accessories

Well, here goes: Picks, I use medium ones, Tortex yellows which I file down the points for. I like a shallower curve on my picks. Pedals, I tend to use a little reverb or Delay, with a foot-stomp overdrive. I prefer overdrive to distortion, any day. My guitar is a cheap rip off of a Gibson ES-335 in...
by Marlowe
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146649

Re: Fallout 3!

It won't be Fallout. Which is a shame, because I fucking love Fallout. If I had to choose between sacrificing my only child, or denying people Fallout, I'd kill my kid.
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373034

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Greetings

I am from Sheffield, England
I am reading Philosophy at University

The rest is history.
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 35071

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

I'm very much an advocate of the Halo franchise. Firstly, the plethora of Marathon references. I went through the "Cortana" level on Halo 3 expecting to find Cortana seething with all kinds of anthropomorphic emotions. I like finding the terminals and learning of the gigantic war going on ...
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7572

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

How about Star Wars: Episode One Racer? That was by far my favorite game on the N64. It was just so freaking fun! Imagine what it would be like if it were on a current-generation system (graphics-wise), and if they built upon the market system... plus multiplayer would be unreal :D Ep. 1 Racers was...
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7572

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

Probably because Lucasarts don't make good games anymore. They're flogging the dead bantha Star Wars with foaming mouths. How many Star Wars games have there been? How many were any good? X-Wing (maybe), KotOR (not the second) and Dark Forces/Jedi Knight. However, there's a lot of idiots out in the ...
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stoicism and Cynicism (Philosophical Movements)
Replies: 42
Views: 6548

Re: Stoicism and Cynicism (Philosophical Movements)

Ari wrote:
null wrote:As Steven Hawkins said,
"Even determinists look before they cross the road."



This is so good, I may actually sig it. :D


No, me!
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs and other addictive things
Replies: 388
Views: 33884

Re: Drugs and other addicting things

Drug taking can be an amazingly enlightening experience. Some of the most fantastic times I've ever had have been either smoking pot, or after a few beers. I used to Drink a LOT of coffee, and get high, then spend hours writing about anything and everything. I'd look back and compare between the sob...
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: George Bush attempts to pardon himself
Replies: 11
Views: 3042

Re: George Bush attempts to pardon himself

Oh, well isn't this just the most deliciously ironic piece of legislation from a government which apparently stands for the promotion of liberal "Freedom"?
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 47935

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Autechre. Stark, cold, wonderful.
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96312

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Bob Dylan isn't as good as everyone goes on about. Call me a philistine, but I don't really get the appeal of the same sounding song with the roughly same structure and the same bloke who despite 50-odd years of playing live, still can't sing.
by Marlowe
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse
Replies: 100
Views: 11532

Re: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse

Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. They are very good space opera, and the third title (Use of Weapons) is fantastic, as is Excession and Player of Games.
by Marlowe
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best duets (or collaborations)
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: Best duets (or collaborations)

Nick Cave and PJ Harvey had a good one, Henry Lee, it was.

And PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke, they have nice vocals together, on This Mess We're In
by Marlowe
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Sad Song
Replies: 104
Views: 10637

Re: Favorite Sad Song

Nude by Radiohead. It made me cry the first time I heard it. That, and Portishead's Roads
by Marlowe
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books everyone seems to like that you think are bad
Replies: 129
Views: 10493

Re: Books everyone seems to like that you think are bad

Dan Brown. The man cannot write! The half of the Da Vinci code that I got through had the same bloody cliffhanger at the end of every bleeding chapter! My English Lit teacher reccomended it to me, and after reading it I felt like going back into the class a braining her with 1984 or a novel with som...
by Marlowe
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 213650

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

And have the fire spread to the rest of the city/countryside? NO. THANKS. sorry, but im a little fire sensitive as i live in southern california. Zombies aren't THAT flammable. I doubt they could run from a burning department store to a forest without having their walking muscles cooked, or the fir...

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