Archive - Dec 2008

So I think Im gonna start using http://www.mobygames.com instead of http://www.metacritic.com for reviews. Mainly because MC is corporate as are many of the sites it posts reviews from (in behaviour, if nothing else), whereas MG is run by actual gamers. Yum.

Update: Red tells me we're going to be improving on this feature of our own come the new year. Excitin' times. :)

He also says they're rich snobs kind of so maybe I wont use it. Haha.

musingsthoughts gaming related

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Each of our customers has his or her own definition of happiness.
Square Enix provides high-quality content, services, and products to help those customers create their own wonderful, unforgettable experiences, thereby allowing them to discover a happiness all their own.

2. Creativity and Innovation

 To attain and maintain new standards of value, there are questions we must ask ourselves: Is this creative? Is this innovative?
 Mediocre dedication can only result in mediocre achievements. Simply being content with the status quo can only lead to a collapse into oblivion. To prevent this from occurring and to avoid complacency, we must continue asking ourselves the aforementioned questions.

3. Harmony

 Everything in the world interacts to form a massive system. Nothing can stand alone.
 Everything functions with an inevitable accord to reason. It is vital to gain a proper understanding of the constantly changing tides, and to take advantage of these variations instead of struggling against them. We shall continue to work towards harmony and serve as an integral part of this ever-fluctuating system.


mario musingsthoughts gaming related

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My new favourite website:

http://www.archive.org

Great way to spend a saturday or sunday, no? They've got a ton of game footage and stuff..a guy from the Good Old Games forums says they have lots of interesting war footage too:

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The WW1&2/communism/cold-war footage is rather interesting. I believe the old Warner-Brothers cartoons on the subject and of the era are there as well. And while many are unavailable without subtitles, you can find footage from Germany and the Russia/USSR(?) did in response to the 'allies'
Watching 'Sex Madness' at the moment, here's the description:

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This is a typical sex exploitation film from the early 1930s - complete with wild parties, sex out of wedlock, lesbianism, etc. A chorus girl's exposure to the "casting couch" also exposes her to syphilis.

Exploitation filmmakers hoped to capitalize on the taboo subjects of venereal disease, sex before marriage, lesbianism, etc. while skirting the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 which forbade a film from containing such content. Films like this would tour the United States for years - mostly being shown in rundown, skid row theaters. This film has been re-edited and re-titled ("Human Wreckage", "They Must Be Told", "Trial Marriage", "About Trial Marriage") many times to attract the same audience to film, to take advantage of a taboo subject which may have gotten press recently or to appease local censors who disapproved of the film's content.
How cool is that? Kinda makes me wish I was born in 1910.

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Just remembered a friend of mine did this mega man tune a long time ago:

http://www.myspace.com/radnessoverloadexe

Too good. :)

gaming related

Found this lovely article on piracy/drm on tweakguides. Seems to be about the best thing around:

http://www.tweakguides.com/Piracy_1.html

I smirked at this bit:

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While in reality, sea pirates to this day are often brutal, murderous thieves, in popular fiction they've become quite romanticized, particularly during the last century, and are widely seen as sea-borne adventurers, seeking freedom and rebelling against authority. Thus while content owners used the term Piracy to equate copyright infringers with thieves, the infringers themselves like to consider the more romantic, freedom-loving image of Piracy when they use the same term for themselves.


pc gaming related

Hello, this is just an advance e-mail in light of the expected DRM for the PC edition of Mirror's Edge which I am hoping you can forward to the appropriate sources.

While I would delight in the irony, I'm praying and begging you not to put DRM in the game, at least not "heavy" DRM (i.e. install limits, SecuROM, online activation), and hopefully not any games of yours in the future. I realize this is a lot to ask, but as a gamer I feel it is vital to do so.

I love the game dearly and thank you guys so much for taking the risk with it and continuing on with the series despite what seem to be less than stellar sales. I would love nothing more than to support this by paying for it, but I need to know the company which publishes it trusts its customers and respects them enough not to install unnecessary protocols on their machines or limit their experience with the game to any great length. I know there are big names at your company which don't fancy DRM but still feel it's necessary. I understand the perspective, but there's got to be a better solution than this. In the meantime, can you at least keep it to a minimum? CD checks and/or serial keys I've long felt are an okay compromise between gamer and publisher.

It would be nice to hear back on this, too, but I understand if this is not possible as you are a busy company.

Sincerely,
Sean Ridgeley

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*bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* *bleep*

I feel a little better now.


:)

musingsthoughts

Just wanted to say I'm very impressed with the blog content we've been getting around here on the site, especially lately. Some highlights:

- Zeta's current book: the rules of survival

- Stem Cell's informative posts on healthy eating, ethics and advertising, and classic artist portfolios

- the new era's ponderings on life

- RabidChinaGirl's provocative entries, always good for a debate.

- jespromo on murder and soccer

- The Don's story and perspective on family lineage, tragedy, and respect.

(Some of these wouldn't link to the entries in question properly, so I linked to the their main page instead).

And these are just recent ones, really.

So, not to call anyone out for the sake of it or anything, but for people who say our reader's "aren't ready" for explicit posts, that they're juvenile, I say to heck with that. I'm really impressed to see how intelligent you guys really are, and to read all the interesting thoughts here floating about. I strongly feel the blogs are already one of the best features on the site, so props to you folks for helping make it so. :)


musingsthoughts neoseeker related

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http://gamegrep.com/video/16498-reffxiii_new_final_fantasy_xiii_and_versus_xiii_trailers/

RabidChinaGirl says:
it's like Star Wars meets a fashion show
...why is there a woman playing a harp
there's a flying penguin
spotlights
Halo looking guys
...this thing is spitting tongues out
more Halo ish stuff
Star Wars meets Halo
half naked girl?
man?
woman?
guns
she's fighting armored guys half naked
why do the main characters always win despite wearing no armor?
why do all the characters look the same
it's weird
Guild Wars looking stuff
blah blah blah
OMFG they flashed liked 3 faces that looked the same
this is a fantasy based on reality
*what*
...a true figure is still hidden in the sleep
LMAO
this guy looks like Sephiroth in his teenage years
a girl in cute clothes
maybe she'll pull out big guns
and do something cool
oh wait
she's a girl
JUST KIDDING
dude the guys in suits look like men
why can't the mian character?
people wearing hoods
wow that's not overdone
bromances
lmao
मुक्ति says:
i think if you had a conversation with square about these trailers they'd probabaly kill themselves
RabidChinaGirl says:
LMAO
yeah I should work for Square
I wanna be their trailer approver
or their concept approver
मुक्ति says:
be their everything approver
RabidChinaGirl says:
they'd never get anything done
मुक्ति says:
everyone would be fired in ten seconds
RabidChinaGirl says:
their new games would turn int MGS + Halo + Gears
"DOES THIS GUY EVEN HAVE A *bleep*?!"
GIVE THIS WOMAN A *bleep*ING PURPOSE
GIVE HER PAANTS
मुक्ति says:
or just take away the guys pants
RabidChinaGirl says:
to see if he has a *bleep*
मुक्ति says:
:)
RabidChinaGirl says:
please give someone facial hair
I am losing track of who is who
they quoted Shakespeare.
THAT MAKES IT FULL OF COOL
मुक्ति says:
i dunno, then the dudes would look like chicks with facial hair


playstation 3 musingsthoughts gaming related

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PS3 outsells Xbox 720 in five years.

Gobble gobble gobble .

playstation 3 musingsthoughts gaming related


A moderate dose of psilocybin mushrooms may be in order to complement these:

http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/synonym

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

Godspeed.

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He's been randomly showing up at house parties in Brooklyn lately. *bleep*, I love him.

FilmDrunk reporting on the source article:
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Predictably, the article decides to focus on the sad clown angle, wondering if he’s having a midlife crisis. Oh f-ck off. What the hell is wrong with these people? They even quote a goddamned psychotherapist. Trust me, psychotherapists wouldn’t know awesome if it punched them in the ear on the subway. Bill Murray doesn’t have a publicist, gives honest answers to people who interview him, and shows up in random places just to hang out with people. What more could you want out of him? The world could use at least 1,000 more Bill Murrays. And that’s why I’m naming this scotch glass Bill Murray. Come on, Bill, tell us a story. Oh Bill, you’re my best friend.


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OmegaFury says:
You know, there's probably a way to prove that the earth is round and flat at the same time? like how light is a wave and a particle and probably something else, too

मुक्ति says:
yeah maybe but maybe then you die and brahman encompasses you and you know it to be ultimate truth proof was never possible because all things are relative to all things

(just speculating..)

musingsthoughts



And it goes on like that..:)



Here's a better question: why do 955,646 people care? I'm hesitant about drawing more attention to them, but it's hard to resist posing the idea. Sigh. Here, to compensate:



MUSIC. Remember that old thing?

musingsthoughts

Re: So what does Japan think of Faith from Mirror's Edge?

Lydia says:
oh my God I wanna go over there
and seriously find those people
and kill them
YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO LIVE ON THIS EARTH WITH NORMAL PEOPLE
that would be my words



:)

playstation 3 xbox 360 pc musingsthoughts



I tried and failed. Anyone wanna do a black/white/red motif for me? :P

Edit: Lydia fixed 'er up. Everyone say 'Thannnk youuu Lydiaaa'. :)

p.s. much as i would enjoy it, i am not sarah silverman.

web development neoseeker related
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