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Title: What language did you play The Lost Odyssey in?
Posted: June 02, 2011 (11:57 PM)
So I picked up the Lost Odyssey based on a few words that Suskie said about it here. Unfortunately the English voice acting is pretty bad, so I checked the options to see if there was a Japanese voice option. To my surprise, you can select from not two, but five, different languages. I have since switched to Japanese and it is a bit better, though still not great. Did anyone else try out the other languages?
Just started playing this. It seems...quite shitty, almost like a fan-made sequel. At the very least I'm guessing that not everyone involved in the original was involved in Invisible War.
Title: So um, anyone want a free copy of Half-Life 2?
Posted: December 22, 2010 (06:36 PM)
I bought a shit ton (32 to be exact) of games off of Steam because of all the Holiday deals. Spent like $100. I got the Orange Box, but as it turned out, I already had Half-Life 2, so now I have an extra copy that I can give away (if you have Steam).
Anyone want it? First come, first serve.
I work in a school, so my last day of work for this month was the 17th. At the end of the day the teacher I work for gave me a gift in a little red bag. I didn't check what it was until after she had left, but it turned out to be a $25 gift certificate to GameStop!
I was pleasantly surprised and I found myself asking "How did she know?!" I don't recall telling her much about my habits since I'm usually not quick to announce them, though at one point I may have said something like "I just bought an Xbox 360." Knowing her, she may have also thought: "He's 23 -- he plays video games." Such heuristics obviously have the potential to be wrong, but not in this case.
I decided I wanted to use this on something actually good. I ended up getting Lost Odyssey, since I have heard so many good things about it from people around here whose opinions I value, and BioShock, since it was only $10 and I had some space left on the card.
Haven't gotten to play either yet and I'm not even sure when I will. When I was younger there were so many games I wanted to play but I didn't have the money to buy them. Now, I don't even have that much money, but it feels like I keep getting more games than I have time to play.
Title: Re: My pre-review impressions of Mass Effect.
Posted: December 17, 2010 (07:56 PM)
I liked Mass Effect because it made me feel like a space captain.
Title: My pre-review impressions of Mass Effect.
Posted: December 12, 2010 (07:33 PM)
I would rather be playing The Last Remnant.
Title: A post on Gametrailers that made me lol
Posted: December 10, 2010 (10:58 PM)
"The Legend of Zelda should be called The Legend of Link or legend of hyrule or some shit.
Zelda's just some bitch who always gets stolen, that ain't fucking legendary."
And would like to friend me for the contest objectives?
Just be prepared to not be very productive in the week or so after getting your wisdom teeth removed.
Rofl, the black dude behind Cloud is priceless.
Feel like a bit of a gimp now though =/
Title: Re: What are the disadvantages to not using an HD TV with a current-gen console?
Posted: October 07, 2010 (11:58 PM)
This is Radical Dreamer, and I wrote that. Glad you found it an interesting read.
Anyway, I did a quick search on HDTV's on Amazon but I was swamped with a million results and wasn't even sure if all of them were HDTV's. Any way I can narrow my research? Affordability is a big priority, and the main thing I'm willing to sacrifice for it is screen size. Any direction would be helpful.
Title: Re: What are the disadvantages to not using an HD TV with a current-gen console?
Posted: October 07, 2010 (01:42 AM)
What about framerate? Is that affected at all?
Title: What are the disadvantages to not using an HD TV with a current-gen console?
Posted: October 06, 2010 (10:20 PM)
Just got an Xbox 360 and I was wondering. My guess is that it simply looks better, but I'd like an answer from someone who actually knows. Does it affect framerate in any way? Text has also been small enough to be barely legible, but that may just be because of the screen size - would changing the aspect ratio make this any better?
I has it.
At work yesterday, one of the kindergarteners who I take care of bit me. He's usually a really happy kid, right up until he's told no. One of the recess supervisors said that he hit a girl, so I told him that he was in timeout. He immediately threw a tantrum, and as I pulled him away from the playground, he sunk his teeth into the flesh of my stomach. I looked around to see a lot of people staring, and I told the other instructional assistant that he was biting me. If he had pulled away, he probably would have ripped my flesh, so I just waited there, made sure he didn't move, and hoped he would eventually let go. After about fifteen or twenty seconds, he finally did.
I came into work today and he greeted me with a smile and a high five.
After work, I had to go to the oral surgeon for a consultation about getting my wisdom teeth removed. Some of the teeth are rotting, and I found out that I have two partial bone impactions. The total for the procedure came out to about $1841, but fortunately, I think my insurance will cover most of it, so I think it will only end up costing between $370 and $650 for me. I'm usually pretty casual about medical stuff because I like to get problems fixed, but I will need to be under general anesthesia for this procedure, which I have never done before.
I was searching for epic music on youtube for a smash bros. combo video I plan to make. I found this guy's channel, and his compilations are pretty good:
The following comment by a user made my day:
"Doing laundry has never felt so awesome."
On Monday I started my job as a part-time Special Ed Instructional Assistant. The teacher is this really tan, bubbly blonde woman, and her students are six kindergartners with autism. My shift starts in the afternoon and my first hour overlaps with the last hour of the other assistant’s shift. During this time we supervise them during lunch and around the playground, and it is absolutely a two-person job for three reasons: 1) they play on a jungle gym with about thirty other students, 2) the school uniform makes it difficult to distinguish students from a distance, and 3) one of our students likes to run off without warning.
We return to the classroom afterward and the other assistant leaves. For the rest of the day I assist the teacher with keeping the children focused during educational activities. It has obviously been a really long time since I have been in kindergarten, so I had forgotten that education at this stage is basically playing. They play with blocks, sort objects by color and read children’s books about numbers. The teacher also runs slide show presentations and movies on a piece of a technology called a “Promethean” - a projector attached to a screen with point-and-click functionality. At the end of the day we take them to the buses.
Those three hours go by pretty quickly. The kids are adorable, but for legal purposes I probably shouldn’t write their names here, even though this makes it a little more difficult to write about them. Most of my attention goes to this one child who is much lower functioning than the rest. He is basically nonverbal at the moment (though we got him to say a word today) and it is extremely difficult to get him to participate in a group activity. He’s mostly interested in exploring the world around him on his own terms and he isn’t social at all. There’s another child who isn’t very social, though he’s actually very high-functioning and pretty independent. There are two others who are independent and very social. One seems a lot like a normal five-year-old boy, with the running around a lot and playing physically with other boys, while the other likes to give me a hard time and knows exactly what he’s doing when he does it. The last of the boys is a bit of a loner, but I think he’s just shy, whereas the first two boys I mentioned seem to have little or no interest in social relations.
But the most adorable of them all is the only girl in the class. She’s a little shy, a little stubborn, and a bit of a low-talker, but seeing her smile and hearing her laugh makes my day. At one point I was supervising her while she was trying to play with these building blocks. They could be put together, but doing so required a little bit of force, something not all five-year-olds have the strength for. After struggling for a while, she turned to me with that shy, innocent face of hers and said “no puedo...”
Earlier today I had an interview with another school district for the same kind of position, but at the middle or high school levels. I walked into a room with an interviewing panel, shook hands with the first interviewer, and then wordlessly exchanged glances with the second interviewer that said “oh, hey, I know you.” I knew her from the camps I worked for the past three summers, which is a very good thing, since all of the people in charge there like me a lot and trust me to do a good job. The interview itself went by just fine. I’m more worried about if they can find a shift that fits my schedule than their judgment of my ability to do the job, because the two districts are 30-40 minutes away and I don’t want to give up the other position.
I think that might be your problem.