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Gary Hartley
Using up all the good oxygen. Now, begrudgingly, with extra twitter - EmPIam

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Gary Hartley @EmPJan 08, 2015
@Suskie @joseph_valencia @JANUS2 God... awful CGI Stewart. I had happily forgotten that was a thing.
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 08, 2015
@joseph_valencia @JANUS2 The days of good Iron Man films..... that takes me back. I liked First Class. It just didn't help me with my on-going delusion that Brett Ratner doesn't exist and it was all a horrible dream.
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 07, 2015
@joseph_valencia @JANUS2 DAFP automatically became my favourite X-Men film the second it retconned the hell out of Last Stand.
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 04, 2015
@JANUS2 Most of all, though, for a comedy is simply wasn't funny. For a satire, it dug into a subject matter in far too focused a fashion. As fiction, it was too scatterbrained to be relevant or interesting.
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 04, 2015
@JANUS2 It was filmed on a weird 'pro calibre' shaky cam. Single takes were on average 15mins long and involved a poor cameraman noticeably struggling to follow the cast up narrow staircases and tiny corridors.
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 04, 2015
@JANUS2 The entire soundtrack was one (1) jazz drummer that got so tiresome, the film kept trying and failing to make a joke about it.
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 04, 2015
@JANUS2 Foremost, it was a satire of the film industry that excluded anyone not inside or deeply interested in it. For a comedy, the entire cinema was silent throughout and it kept opening potentially interesting plotlines only to instantly forget them.
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 03, 2015
On the other hand, ALLTYNEX Second is ridiculously cool.
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 03, 2015
Watched Birdman last night. Haven't felt like my time had been so wasted since that one time I played Zunou Senkan Galg through to completion...
Gary Hartley @EmPJan 01, 2015
@JoeTheDestroyer @overdrive It means I have F in the bank for a headstart on this year, I guess. And a win's still a win. But I do wish I'd just sat on Galg for a few more days.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 31, 2014
I had grand plans to finish up an F review today and complete the alpha marathon. But instead I drank so much that I'm not sure I'll be able to afford video games in 2015.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 29, 2014
@honestgamer -- this is your half month reminder to do the social media thing. You slacker.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 28, 2014
Okay.. time to stop putting it off and get Zunou Senkan Galg written. I'm going to need more coffee.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 21, 2014
Zunou Senkan Galg is right up there with Nightmare Circus in being the worst game I have ever played.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 13, 2014
Christ - Doom is 21 today.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 12, 2014
@honestgamer @JoeTheDestroyer @zippdementia @overdrive @Suskie I thought about Firefall, but don't think I'm going to find the time to delve into a game that large by the end of the month. Might pick it up for the 2015 run, though.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 11, 2014
@zippdementia @overdrive @JoeTheDestroyer @Suskie It's (not even a little bit of a) shame that Jason's popped up with a K review code so Krusty will have to wait until maybe next year. Might take on the Z, though. Not sure I have time for FFXIII-2. Blast.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 10, 2014
@Suskie It seems so easy when I'm making loose plans at the start of the year. Then I get to this stage and start the final month scramble.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 10, 2014
Now accepting suggests/dares to try and cover the letters F, K and Z
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 08, 2014
Just noticed I only need four letters to complete the Alphamarathon, which is a lot closer than I assumed I was. Might make the effort to close it out.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 06, 2014
@pickhut You have to swallow a lot of deaths in EU unless you want to be a savescummer. Take heart; it's not a fraction of the losses you'd see in original X-Com or Xenonauts.
Gary Hartley @EmPDec 04, 2014
I really want to like The Evil Within, but it seems determined to make me hate it.
Gary Hartley @EmPNov 09, 2014
@zippdementia ...I just really hate the Meat Circus.
Gary Hartley @EmPNov 08, 2014
Psychonauts update: go to hell, Meat Circus. You know what you did.
Gary Hartley @EmPNov 06, 2014
Psychonauts update: playing this game on a keyboard is a bloody nightmare. Managed to get to the Milkman Conspiracy without ragequitting, but have now dug out the gamepad. So, so much better.
Gary Hartley @EmPNov 03, 2014
Dear friend DE has just bought me Hatoful Boyfriend. For those of you who may not have heard of it, it's a pigeon dating simulator. I'm not sure what I've done to deserve this.
Gary Hartley @EmPNov 02, 2014
I'm going to replay Psychonauts. Just putting that out there because, since I decided to do so, I've been grinning like a loon.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 30, 2014
@Suskie I know.... but I was hoping no one else would because, damn it, it fit the opening line! That it's been live less then an hour and it's been called out, I'm honour-bound to swap it out.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 30, 2014
Thursday Night Rewrite: Knights of the Old Republic -- http://www.honestgamers.com/5277/xbox/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic/review.html
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 30, 2014
@Suskie Another one for the fold. It is quite surprisingly moreish, isn't it?
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 27, 2014
@Suskie For the second time since the game's release, I also would like to request Zig review this. Let us pile on the numbers
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 22, 2014
Dreamfall: Chapters is the least annoyed I've ever been with a sequel ever. Why aren't more people (read: YOU) playing this right now?
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 21, 2014
@Suskie @joseph_valencia I've seen some reviews gleefully slaughtering An Evil Within just as much as I've seen others christen it a genre rebirth. Still resisting.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 21, 2014
//new line of thought. For a lot of reasons, caring about games right now is a sucky place to be. So the new Dreamfall dropping and me filling with squealing fanboyish glee is a point blank godsend.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 21, 2014
Thing is, GamerGate's been in the works for a long time. It was always going to happen as consumers got further and further shat upon by a sneering media throwing their audience under the bus for the sake of an audience that doesn't exist.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 21, 2014
@overdrive @joseph @Ben Just going to put out there that by far my favourite thing about gamergate is seeing what seemingly random slur they're going to be hit with next. Misogynists, status-quo lovers, 85% bots, ISIS/Nazi supporters, AAA apologists, etc
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 16, 2014
Thursday Night Rewrite: UFO: Aftermath. (http://www.honestgamers.com/6297/miscellaneous/ufo-aftermath/review.html) Because, yeah, why not that one?
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 15, 2014
@zippdementia @Suskie @honestgamer Struggle though I do to rid myself of the foul taste of A:CM, A:I calls to me and I'm less and less confident I can stay away.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 15, 2014
@overdrive @honestgamer But I want to be like the "big" sites! I want to put zero effort or thought into anything I write, and expect to not be held accountable when the audience that decides my relevance reacts to being insulted!
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 12, 2014
Finally took the plunge into Quake Live. Man, am I rusty on PC shooters. Scraped an early win but probably didn't deserve it.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 11, 2014
@zippdementia Sorry dude, you're on the list now so it's a thing. Get to work. Also, post me some cinnamon buns.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 09, 2014
@zippdementia I believe Janus(2!) was planning to do so for the horror tourney. That I just signed you up for.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 05, 2014
@honestgamer Hope he sticks around; some of the stuff he did around the place was pretty noticeable. If not, and he happens to read this, thanks!
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 04, 2014
@honestgamer have you lost the keys to the site's social media accounts again?
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 04, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Yeah, the party mechanics were very skewed. The Demios side not only had the game's only dedicated healer but had Bebedora, who was an outright game breaker.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 04, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Both parties struck me as incredibly uninspired. It's a game that tries to test tropes to destruction.
Gary Hartley @EmPOct 02, 2014
Thursday Night Rewrite: Arc the Lad: Twilight of Spirit(http://www.honestgamers.com/4845/playstation-2/arc-the-lad-twilight-of-spirits/review.html). Well worth me revisiting to find out that there's actually an enemy called the 'Suskle Squirrel '.
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 29, 2014
@Ben I'm the same. My deaths are all level 1,3 or 4. Still I don't see the game as unbeatable. There was a time I had fully accepted that I would never beat level 1.
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 29, 2014
Velcoibox update: Just topped 1,000 deaths, and finally feel like I have a grip on level 3.
Gary Hartley @EmPSep 28, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Memory is fuzzy, but after he fails a few times, you have the option to give him (I think) some gold which he uses as a smithing agent along with the lizard weapons to make an awesome sword.


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