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Ringo

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Thorn, you're playing as a woman aren't you. which of the male characters did you bone?
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Ringo

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Oh thank God. A new page.
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Cherry In Hove
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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
AMAZING! I've no idea why CiH hates this franchise so much.

I hate it because it's impossible to read the text on a 32" SD:TV.
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Thorn Davis

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quote:
Originally posted by Ringo:
Thorn, you're playing as a woman aren't you. which of the male characters did you bone?

Garrus first time around. It's quite a sweet scene when it happens. This time around I'm determined to nail Kelly. There were some decisions I made in my first playthrough that meant that not only did I not get to bone her, but nobody ever did ever again. [Frown]
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Thorn Davis

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CiH: yeah, if you don't like reading I can see that the game would be a bit of a chore. You should check out Army of Two - hardly any reading in that.
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Cherry In Hove
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Puzzle Quest 2 is good. Almost no reading and bright colours and shapes to keep my attention.
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Tilde
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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
quote:
Originally posted by Ringo:
Thorn, you're playing as a woman aren't you. which of the male characters did you bone?

Garrus first time around. It's quite a sweet scene when it happens. This time around I'm determined to nail Kelly. There were some decisions I made in my first playthrough that meant that not only did I not get to bone her, but nobody ever did ever again. [Frown]
I never got to bone Kelly, despite many many many repeated flirtatious conversions with her. Annoying.
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Ringo

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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
quote:
Originally posted by Ringo:
Thorn, you're playing as a woman aren't you. which of the male characters did you bone?

Garrus first time around. It's quite a sweet scene when it happens. This time around I'm determined to nail Kelly. There were some decisions I made in my first playthrough that meant that not only did I not get to bone her, but nobody ever did ever again. [Frown]
The dialogue sequences between Shepard and Garrus leading up to it are some of the best in the game. I don't know who voices Garrus but whoever it is they managed to perfectly capture that kind of nervous excitement when you find yourself unexpectedly on a promise from someone you always fancied but never thought you'd ever have a shot at.

I never did the medical bay upgrade on the ship, so my Shepard still has a knackered face. Now she's so evil her eyes glow red.

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Thorn Davis

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Yes! I did that for most of my renegade playthrough. Her face was fucking falling apart by the end. It started to get distracting, though, so I fixed her.

I don't really remember enjoying Garrus that much in the first game, but he's terrific in the second. Maybe it's the sense of shared history, or just better writing, but I thought his relationship with Shepherd - even when they're just friends - was brilliant in no. 2. I love the writing for all the characters, actually. It makes it a real incentive to get them all back alive.

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Octavia
I hate Valentine's Day.
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I did Thane both times. Jacob was never remotely tempting. I started a playthrough as a guy with the aim of doing Jack but I just couldn't stand his stupid voice.
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Tilde
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You should tell Thorn to stop talking when you're playing a game.
LOL.

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Thorn Davis

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That joke doesn't work at all. Why would my voice be any different whether Octavia was playing through as a guy or a girl. And why would my voice be more/ less irritating whether Octavia was playing or not? If she gave up playing Mass Effect because my voice was irritating... how would that help? She would still be able to hear my voice. In fact she would have nothing else to focus on. My voice doesn't switch off when the Xbox does. I mean - I know it does for you, when we're on X-box live, but when everyone disappears from your headset at the end of a gaming session, that doesn't mean they've been switched off in real life. They're still visible and audible to the people in close physical proximity to them, just like people are still around even when you close your eyes.

Are you having another 'gravity comes from the moon' moment?

[ 26.08.2010, 07:10: Message edited by: Thorn Davis ]

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Tilde
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I think it does work, It's a standard comedy technique. The punchline takes the audiences assumptions about what has been said and makes it into something else, and that's where the laughs comes from. I read all about it in The Naked Jape by Jimmy Carr.
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Tilde
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Also if you're going to heckle, try to make it a bit more snappy.
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Thorn Davis

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quote:
Originally posted by Tilde:
I think it does work, It's a standard comedy technique. The punchline takes the audiences assumptions about what has been said and makes it into something else, and that's where the laughs comes from. I read all about it in The Naked Jape by Jimmy Carr.

You've misunderstood the technique, though, because we're not talking about assumptions - we're talking about stuff that's shored up by stated facts. It's like having a joke that goes "I woke up in my bed in my flat completely covered in sick. I had a wank, but that just made me feel queasy, and I threw up on myself again. Then I got off the bus. LOL" The information you are given (as opposed to information that the audience erroneously infers) means the punchline can't be revealing the truth of the situation. Therefore the joke doesn't work. Like those racist jokes Sabian used to tell that weren't so much offensive as just plain broken.
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Ringo

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It would work much better if Octavia had said:

quote:

Thorn and I attempted to play through as a Male Shepard, but I had to give up half way through because he spends the whole game moaning in his awful whining, nasal voice, no matter what storyline options you choose


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Ringo

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Or, in a slightly different situation

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Thorn and I were meant to be taking the cat to the vet, but every time I went near him he just hissed at me, before going back to licking his balls

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Thorn Davis

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Either of those examples would provide a solid foundation for your punchline. Have a gold star, Ringo. It's a relief to discover that not everyone in this class is completely retarded.
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Thorn Davis

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Has anyone got any advice as to how to avoid buying something on ebay, that it looks like you're about to win?
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Tilde
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Look, I know the joke was weak, but if you look you'll notice that I put LOL in capital letters and added an exclamation mark. It's a well know comedy technique, I learned it from facebook.
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Tilde
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Fuck, I forgot that exclamation mark.
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It's clear where I went wrong now.
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Octavia
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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
Has anyone got any advice as to how to avoid buying something on ebay, that it looks like you're about to win?

Persuade someone else they would like to buy it. Alternatively buy it, get it, relist it so that your zinging marketing copy makes people want to bid, and make a profit.
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dang65
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quote:
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Has anyone got any advice as to how to avoid buying something on ebay, that it looks like you're about to win?

This is quite easy. What you have to do is... really, really want to win it.

Some cheating bastard (or wonderful angel, depending on your point of view) always bids 1p more right at the last moment then, usually using some kind of underhand (or brilliant) trick involving computers.

Try it. Never fails.

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Thorn Davis

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In the end it went for twice the bid I'd put in, which was a relief. The last minute frenzy saved me.

[ 27.08.2010, 06:05: Message edited by: Thorn Davis ]

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Waynster

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Loaded up Pocket Mortys which is handy iPhone fun although standard fight-attack fare. Also occasionally delve into Kingdom Rush as I do love my desktop tower games. Remember when we used to play games on consoles - instead I am becoming one of those horrid people having to stare into a screen multiple times a day.

Anyone played Elite Dangerous? I bought it for the mac but was so overawed with it that I haven't started on it. Was considering getting the PS4 version - anyone had a go with it?

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Octavia
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I knocked up 80-some hours on the latest Mass Effect, which I really enjoyed, but haven't completed my second playthrough. It's good - it looks amazing - but it's not the same as the Shepard games. There was something so charismatic about Shepard. The usual enjoyable alien flirtations though.
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Ringo

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I'm all about the Minecraft now. I tried to play Fallout 4 but it turned out to be a load of boring nonsense.
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Cherry In Hove
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Dark Souls 9.5/10

So, I first started Dark Souls about 3 years ago, got to the final boss as a sword and shield type and never managed to actually beat him and gave up. However, having recently completed Dark Souls 2, I felt that it was time to go back and give it another go.

This time, I went as a pryomancer just to have a different feel of the game and it really was great. A lot of games don't do a great job of giving you the feel of building up from being a novice spellcaster to a powerful mage, but this one really does, starting with just 8 weak fireballs you can cast before having to rest at a bonfire (which then resets all enemies), to being a dominating pillar of fiery death. Only problem was that it made it slightly too easy (final boss took about 30 seconds). Apart from the couple of enemies that are immune to fire, they were obviously problematic.

So much has been written about Dark Souls but it really is a great game. It doesn't hold your hand and tell you where to go and what to do. You have to explore yourself. It doesn't just lock off the harder areas to start with, right from the beginning you can wander the "wrong" direction and find yourself getting absolutely hammered but when you come back to that area later it feels easy.

The level design is spectacular. It feels like a really huge world map and it can take you ages of fighting and beating a boss to think you're miles away from where you started, but then you'll unlock a short cut back to where you started from and it makes the world smaller. All the detail is great as well, like you can look down from a bridge at the starting area and in the distance you can see loads of areas that you'll encounter later in the game.

It absolutely is a hard game, but as has been said, it's fair. You learn from each death and get better and it really was a truly rewarding experience.

Now I need to get a PS4 so I can play Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne.

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Really Bad Chess
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Best game I've played in last twelve months is Superhot on the rift. And if you're looking for a good hot take when you've been backed into a corner while angrily debating the future of immersive digital entertainment and the value of the Facebook rift investment in a post Luckey world, then I recommend blubbering the following through defeated hot tears of shame "while second generation VR titles showed promise by focusing on refined mechanics, they've also highlighted the inherent UX problem of creating a physical environment within which one cannot move naturally without triggering immediate nausea. Ultimately, the player is left feeling more restricted by being placed within believable dimensions and given only the power to wave their arms. While this is way more engagement than is required to interact with a simulated reality their via 'Likes", it also has the secondary effect of highlighting the literal physical entrapment / alienation that digital interactions place on the human, and therefore creates dissonance that is unlikely to stir brand loyalty among 18-35 "mad woke" consumers."

Stuttering out such a painfully trite pseudo-opinon should at least give you the comfort of empathising with those who will go on to tip a jar of piss over your head, much to the satisfaction of whoever is hate watching your livestream.

[ 29.08.2017, 11:17: Message edited by: Kanye West ]

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Also enjoyed "Nier:Automata"
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MiscellaneousFiles

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Perhaps VR games could avoid the nausea of teleportation by starring wheelchair-bound protagonists.

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Ringo

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Playing Minecraft in VR (Windows 10 Edition) I find that the nausea only lasts for the first few minutes, until I tune out my inner ear. Demos involving such nonsense as rollercoasters need to get in the sea.
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I think that will go great with our upcoming Kylie Jenner X KFC collab
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