Title: Gamefaqs Character Battle: FINALE!
Posted: March 21, 2010 (11:35 AM)
....is a joke.* It's the same thing every year with the Nintendo fanboys and Final Fantasy VII fanboys masturbating to their favorite Link or Cloud. I wish they'd just retire these mainstream characters altogether, especially Link since he wins EVERY SINGLE YEAR (with the exception of that time L-Block one, which I found both refreshing and hilarious).
I like that they decide to put joke or underdog characters in occasionally, especially since they have potential to vary the results. But it really usually amounts to nothing anyway because the final four usually, with some varying degree of exception, come down to: Link vs. Cloud vs. Sephiroth vs. Mario. It's so annoying that it makes me wonder why I bother paying attention to this nonsense anymore.
I was quite pleased to see that Charizard made it to the quarter finals this year, but my hopes really end there. The whole contest is largely a predictable joke; it's a wonder they don't have more than one winning bracket entry every year.
I think I should enter this contest at some point. I'd probably win. God.
* EmP's not here right now, so I thought I'd run a "rant about random things" in his honor. He'd probably have bitched about this same issue anyway should he have been compelled enough. XD
On a completely unrelated note, I might not be around HG very much because for whatever reason, my laptop won't let me go here anymore. I keep getting an "Oops! This link appears to be broken. (DNS error)" message for some reason despite the fact that everyone else - even the school computers I'm using now - can access teh site just fine. I may have a virus or something. NO idea. Might have Tech look at it tomorrow or whenever I have time, but I'm a bit wary of that because I only have about 100 pirated games on there (mostly just ROMs, that they likely won't find, but still).
Maybe I'll just delete the one torrent I downloaded... I felt kind of bad for doing it anyway (it was PC Baldur's Gate from like 1998). Hell, I might even have that game at home somewhere so downloading it might not have been as intuitive as I thought. (Though I am grateful to my friend for showing me how to use that stuff in the first place.)
But yeah; if I'm not around as often as I usually am, that's why.
Posted: March 21, 2010 (01:18 PM)
Try the usual other steps first, such as clearing your cache and doing a hard refresh and making sure that somehow the site hasn't been added to a list of blocked sites in your security or anti-virus software. I'm sorry that your computer isn't accessing the site properly, but I really can't think of anything that could have caused it on the site's end.
Posted: March 21, 2010 (02:47 PM)
Yeah. I don't think it has anything to do with the site itself. I did try everything you suggested earlier, though, (except maybe clearing the cache, which I don't know how to do unless doing that is just "deleting temporary internet files", which I've done), so I really don't know what else to try. =/
Posted: March 21, 2010 (04:35 PM)
Other than an uncooperative server somewhere down the line, I can't think of anything new. Do you connect wirelessly or through LAN in your room?
Posted: March 21, 2010 (04:44 PM)
Wirelessly in my room.
Very strange, though. I couldn't get on at all this morning (or the last three days) before I left for the library. But I just tried it in my room now (I've come back for a brief break before dinner and heading out there again) and I somehow miraculously can access it again.
Maybe it was just some server issue that they had fixed. I honestly don't know. If it happens again, though, then it probably really is my computer. Huh.
Posted: March 21, 2010 (05:14 PM)
We miss you, though we hardly knew ye.
Posted: March 21, 2010 (07:12 PM)
Your school is attempting to block HonestGamers for its anti-PS3 agenda.