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by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 403962

Re: Team Fortress 2

So there's this server I play on sometimes, NeedleFeast. It's empty a *lot*, pretty fast, and best of all (in my opinion) it's got AllTalk switched on, so RED and BLU can hear each other. It makes the game a much more fun, casual experience and breeds a lot more joking around and familiarity with th...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 403962

Re: Team Fortress 2

We don't really need to if everyone joins a group in steam community. There is one, called xkcd, but there's no owner afaik... I think he left and came back and lost admin privileges.

We could make a new one, though. It's as easy as clicking a button.
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 156627

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

Thank $DEITY Sylar finally killed one of them. I'm liking him as a character even more now that his powers are gone. Also, would I be wrong in thinking that Noah's being held in the same place that Adam, Peter, and Hiro just showed up? There's just too much awesome in this building to be contained,...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17244

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

Actually, where's the option for PaRappa the Rapper? That was certainly the first rhythm game I'd ever heard of.
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 403962

Re: Team Fortress 2

Aaah... TF2. I haven't played in about a week, but I should be on sometime tonight. Look up SpacialVekter if you get a chance. I'd join the xkcd clan, but I'm already in [BSF]. Stalker: Hell yes, I'll get in a group to get Friends Like These. We can steal my clan's server. >:D Anyhow, I <3 SPIES. I...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14750

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

I don't remember quite how it happened, but on a Malkavian play-through, the television talked to me. As In I got conversation options, and would reply differently to what I said. I think it asked me how I was doing. Yeah, that happens when you play Malk. You can also get into an argument with a st...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deus Ex
Replies: 154
Views: 36179

Re: Deus Ex

Depends how you look at it. If we finally have a sequel to Deus Ex, then it's worth celebrating. If it's another shit sandwich by the bastards who brought you Invisible War, then you'd best put on your best funeral suit and start the dirge.
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14750

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

If I remember correctly, there are six: you can join LaCroix, the Anarchs, or the Kue-Jin, or else you can throw in with the Tremere regent to restore non-LaCroix Camarilla power in the city. Or you can just go and kill everyone; if you do this, you can take the treasure for yourself or decide to l...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Alcohol...good/bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 13319

Re: Alcohol...good/bad?

The only time I've ever had alcohol was when someone spiked the punch at my parent's party when I was 8. It's a personal choice I made mainly due to the amount of problems that alcohol causes in today's society. I also hate the way basically all social aspects of college life (and to a lesser degre...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 112725

Re: Coffee

Usually I'll drink Maxwell House with some non-dairy creamer out of my Aeropress. If you haven't heard of it, it's a simple coffee machine (coffee simple machine?) that uses air pressure and a mixture of water and coffee to evenly extract the flavor from the grounds, so that you don't get the thing ...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: (Like Vigin), makin' it for the very first time.
Replies: 28
Views: 3307

Re: (Like Vigin), makin' it for the very first time.

If I can keep down Arby's, I can keep down you! - Homer So I guess it's not really that great? It all depends on your taste. I prefer it over McDonald's or Burger King. Their roast beef is pretty good and they've got this whole upscale thing going with their Marketplace sandwiches. Honestly, though...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14750

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

Here's a question... what exactly happens at the end? The game always crashed on me immediately upon killing that Backstreet Boy wannabe at the end. Speak of which, this also happened to me in Half Life: Opposing Force. I have such rotten luck sometimes. Edit: Also, Brujah... bitches. :D Depends. T...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17244

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

DDR is basic and is an actual activity, yet there's always some way you can improve and it takes a while to get old. Guitar Hero is dead after III's shittiness and Rock Band. Rock Band is the most organic experience with these games, and has music that's probably more familiar to most. IIDX will de...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 156627

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

I don't ever remember it being mentioned that Maya has the virus. The reason Maya wants to see Dr. Suresh is because the wants a cure to her power of harboring a deadly virus different from the Shanti one. On the other hand, the way the camera focused on the syringes containing Mohinder's blood amp...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Let's pick apart Resident Evil 3! (Spoilers!)
Replies: 13
Views: 2682

Re: Let's pick apart Resident Evil 3! (Spoilers!)

They had no idea what they were saying when they said the desert was reclaiming Las Vegas. Anyway, I was thinking that it would be possible if all the plant life died. Topsoil would erode and dry out to make a desert. My friend: "How long does it take to turn into a zombie?" (regarding th...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 156627

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

What the hell? Claire's scattering her father's ashes one moment, and saying she should have done what he said to do, and he'd still be alive, and then she says to Elle that she'll "tell everyone what she can do, and then YOU'LL be the one running!" That does NOT make sense at all! Second...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 131621

Re: Bender's Big Score (watch out for spoilers)

Yeah, some characters felt kind of scant, but Zap had a few good lines. It felt more like an obligatory appearance, a reference to the series, than actually including them in the action/storyline. Same with Fry's brother and nephew, they had a couple of lines each and then made way for the primary c...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17244

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

How can you forget Frets on Fire? It's the only rhythm game I really have the patience for, considering it isn't comprised of shitty covers or cruddy consoles (I can't stay playing on a Playstation or XBox, it just erks me). ***Also, let's assume that the options up there also stand for their free,...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17244

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

I prefer Guitar Hero the most, even if it cramps up your hands. DDR just leaves you exhausted and sweaty, and I'm not really into that. EBA was pretty good but I kept losing hold of the stylus and missing notes. I was also concerned about pressing down on my touch screen too hard during the spinning...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14750

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

Wow. Spooky.
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14750

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

You'll have to remind me what those are. I'm terrible with names. The Samebito would be the fish monster that you fight with Yuki in Chinatown, and the Garou was the werewolf in the park where Nines was hiding. I think. I just did a quick wiki search and they seemed to line up. EDIT: by the way, Yu...
by xenuphobia
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hogfather the movie
Replies: 38
Views: 2785

Re: Hogfather the movie

I saved it when it was on Sky One last year. It had some flaws, and didn't translate perfectly, but I think they nailed most of it. I'm thinking of pulling it out of mothballs and watching it again. Hm.
by xenuphobia
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 759660

Re: Doctor Who

There's just something about Tennant's quips that endeared me to him a lot more then Eccleston ever did. The example that keeps popping up in my head is the first part of the Torchwood episode: [Upon being asked where his companion is] The Doctor: Yes! Sorry, she's just a bit shy thats all. So here ...
by xenuphobia
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14750

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

Damn, now I want to play and I want to play a malk. What's the easiest way to get this game, considering I am in Japan? Also, easiest way to make sure my computar will run it? (it is a temperamental machine) Try http://www.systemrequirementslab.com . It runs a little applet that collects data about...
by xenuphobia
Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Psychonauts?
Replies: 28
Views: 3576

Re: Psychonauts?

(the main character is done by the guy who played Invader Zim) Oh my god, thanks. I've been trying to place a finger on where I heard Raz's voice before. Back to point, if you're like me and obsessed with getting 100% (every single collectible item in the game), then it's pretty damned hard. I spen...
by xenuphobia
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14750

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

Fantastic game. I played through as a Malkavian on the last playthrough and it was fantastic. Some of it makes more sense if you've already finished the game once, though. Dementia is amazing, too. I suggest upgrading it to at least four. Vision of Death and Berserk are really handy to have as the g...
by xenuphobia
Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: British Comedies
Replies: 226
Views: 25649

Re: British Comedies

The IT Crowd (especially if you like Father Ted, they're both the same guy). Darkplace. Man to Man with Dean Learner (kind of a special taste, but if you like that kind of humour you'll love it). Coupling was freaking AWESOME, I laughed way too hard. Spaced was also glorious, I love anything with Si...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Psychonauts?
Replies: 28
Views: 3576

Re: Psychonauts?

New on Gametap: You can play Psychonauts. For FREE.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/razzle_dazzle/ ... 325041.php
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stella
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Re: Stella

Wonderfully weird show. If you liked it, the same people did Wet Hot American Summer. Highly recommended.
by xenuphobia
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Psychonauts?
Replies: 28
Views: 3576

Re: Psychonauts?

I got it on Steam a while back and I had some performance issues... nothing major, just a little bit of stuttering and slowdown. I didn't think that would still happen with a game this old and a computer this new. I got to around the point of Raz-zilla when my computer crashed and my hard drive got ...
by xenuphobia
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ghostbusters Video Gamovie
Replies: 52
Views: 5108

Re: Ghostbusters Video Gamovie

More than just a cheesy video game... [list]"Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are getting back together and revisiting their roles to make a sequel to Ghostbusters 1 and 2 - in video-game form How bout we make a sequel to Ghostbusters I and pretend that other catastrophe on film never...
by xenuphobia
Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 51829

Re: Guitar Hero

The intro on Hard isn't too bad, you just have to get used to strumming singles up and down the fret board pretty fast. Got it last night . Granted, it was with a 77% and a score that's 2,525 below base, but still. That's gotta be the hardest Hard chart out of the bonus songs, right? Well, it depen...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Command & Conquer
Replies: 55
Views: 5243

Re: Command & Conquer

I played a whole bunch of RA2 and Yuri's Revenge, but C&C 3 gives me that infamous D3D e_out_of_memory error every time I try to play. I was really into it for a while, too, but it just crashes every single freakin' time. I have Tiberian Sun and Firestorm sitting around here somewhere, but I cou...
by xenuphobia
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 51829

Re: Guitar Hero

I'm loving 3, but that's probably because I've just beaten Raining Blood ( FINALLY ) and Lou on Hard (again, FINALLY ) this weekend, and haven't yet really tried Expert in earnest, because I'm working on finishing the bonus songs on Medium and Hard. I expect I'll get pissed off all over again when ...
by xenuphobia
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Linux Games
Replies: 19
Views: 2692

Re: Linux Games

Well, it INSTALLS under Linux, but if you have an ATi card, you're out of luck. Graphics acceleration is at about the Compiz level, because, for now, the drivers suck ass.

Linux games... how about the terminal?
by xenuphobia
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread
Replies: 119
Views: 11076

Re: I'm a little behind, so here's a Half-Life 2 thread

I don't know about the rest of you guys but episode three cannot come soon enough. Even tomorrow is too late. I'd been waiting on tenterhooks for a year because they announced that Portal was coming out this time LAST year. And, honestly, I wanted Portal a whole lot more than I wanted Ep2. Ep2 was ...
by xenuphobia
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hold It! Objection! Take That! (Phoenix Wright, anyone?)
Replies: 23
Views: 5670

Re: Hold It! Objection! Take That! (Phoenix Wright, anyone?)

I started playing the game here in Japan becuase they are some of the few games at all which have English language tracks. This means that for myself and my friends they serve as the primary means of entertainment (the other being Mario Kart DS, which you don't really need language skillz to play.)...
by xenuphobia
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terror movie
Replies: 28
Views: 3095

Re: Terror movie

Clearly you have a different definition of fun. Me? Yes, it would seem that way. I haven't been in any genuinely life-threatening situations, but I don't think I'd particularly enjoy them. Back to the subject of scary movies: I'm told that Jesus Camp falls into that category. It really, really does...
by xenuphobia
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hold It! Objection! Take That! (Phoenix Wright, anyone?)
Replies: 23
Views: 5670

Re: Hold It! Objection! Take That! (Phoenix Wright, anyone?)

I started playing the game here in Japan becuase they are some of the few games at all which have English language tracks. This means that for myself and my friends they serve as the primary means of entertainment (the other being Mario Kart DS, which you don't really need language skillz to play.)...
by xenuphobia
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: call of duty 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: call of duty 4

I never really got into the whole CoD thing, but I can definitely vouch for TF2. It's got so much style and polish and variety that I play it all the time... when I can get a decent ping, that is.

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