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JayW last won the day on March 20 2011

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  1. http://www.humblebundle.com/?hib5 It's been forever since I've been here on theboreds, but i saw this deal and thought it should be passed on. Pay what you want for Psychonauts, Amnesia, Bastion, Limbo, and Superbrothers. Pretty sick deal, to bad I don't have a computer to play games on...
  2. It's been forever since I've been here on theboreds, but i saw this deal and thought it should be passed on. Pay what you want for Psychonauts, Amnesia, Bastion, Limbo, and Superbrothers. Pretty sick deal, to bad I don't have a computer to play games on...
  3. i love this game, except for the ending. i need more time to think, but, initially, i hate it, the best analogy i've ready being the harry potter analogy where harry really dies and no one is happy and instead of maintaining the values all magic is finished, gone, absent. everything that you invested in is meaningless. rather than make you even happy with a sort of "defeat reaper get girl" ending, it goes for something entirely absent of soul. http://www.reddit.com/r/masseffect/comments/qr8bn/explaining_to_my_wife_why_i_was_inconsolable/ i digress... i thought that mordin was the best... his song, and his end... everything with the krogans was great, from wrex pushing for his culture's survival to grunt saying "I am krogan!" i loved it. i also thought that edi's dialogue was great for illuminating what we were working for. if only the ending reflected that...
  4. mine seems to not work, even though i play mp, the screen says "unable to connect to server" and thus my 50% hasn't changed.
  5. nice. i upped the input for the next month's 5/3/1 by slightly more than the suggested amount, and it's significantly harder (first week complete). i make through the 5/3/1 component with some stress, but the big but boring component is brutal (deadlifts in particular). i've got to believe i've just spent way too much time on upper body, because i can add 20lbs to the upper body BBB portion and not have issues, but the deadlift/squat BBB always leaves me gasping.
  6. a couple of things: as i said, i'm not that far through, though i'm approximately 10 hours into hardcore gaming, while doing every available side quest. when you first come across grunt... I. AM. KROGAN. awesome. and spoiler (i don't recall how to do tags so i'll shade the text) the tuchanka mission? amazing. mordin and wrex are super emotional. what kind of choice do you make? cure the genophage? or not? i liked the idea that the salarians invented the genophage to make the galaxy safer... but it didn't make the galaxy safer. and eve's view that the psychological impact has decimated culture as much as anything else? brilliant. i lost eve (i destroyed the info in me2), but thought this was an amazing "forcing of hand." you have to choose, salarian expertise or wrex's loyalty. and mordin... someone else might have gotten it wrong...
  7. from what i understand about the multiplayer is that it will multiply your galactic readiness score in a certain area. i'm not far into the main game yet, but i understand that you will have certain areas (the divided up areas) with individual readiness levels, which are then multiplied by performing multiplayer games in that area. i'm not sure on this though i found out yesterday when i went to check my shipping that toys'r'us (whom i bought from, as every other retailer was sold out, about two months ago) canceled my collector's edition and didn't notify me. so that sucks. they claim i will get it if they get more copies, but i ended up buying a regular edition last night at midnight. i have played all day today. it's ridiculous how little i have accomplished in real life.
  8. so i'm into week three of the 5/3/1 workout (with the big but boring component) and i'm suspecting i undershot my max lifts, because i have yet to be really strained. however, this could be the exact point of the program, as it does push you to high weights without overworking. nevertheless, i am enjoying it; i was too stagnant in my old lifts, and this change is a nice shot in the arm. the big plus is that my joints are overall feeling much better, as my total volume has gone down. also, my consistency is up it's hard to skip any workout because of time, because if you really push yourself, you can finish in less than twenty minutes. in other news, i took advantage of a few recent bodybuilding.com glitches, ended up getting a couple of 5lbs of b.p.i. protein for $6 each as well as 40lbs of "gainer" for $7 each 10lbs. while certainly not the "most ideal" or "best" protein (see optimum's super-overpriced whey hydroisolate), can't beat the price, and it helps get more calories in.
  9. new 3 inches of blood song http://www.metalsuck...-dark-messenger also, my current favorite song
  10. fun read, http://io9.com/5886178/why-mass-effect-is-the-most-important-science-fiction-universe-of-our-generation, particularly the cosmology part
  11. metalsucks has had a lot of the recent word on dillinger, particularly greg's antics and ben's increasing irritation with it (e.g. the mushroom incident). while i understand ben's standpoint that dillinger is his baby, it's his music, and his artistic outlet (and therefore greg's actions reflect on the band as a whole), greg's the one who hangs out after shows and will basically bro out with anyone. ben is stand-offish and distant, while greg has a good time. i have no problem with this. when it comes to the band, greg's the physical embodyment of the dillinger mythos: brash, arrogant, willing to throw down and get dirty. wave hello, then stage dive onto your face. ben? he's the genius musician in back (on top of the stack), shredding his way through everything you thought was a normal song. he says to proficiency what greg says to biceps: fuck yeah. then, he knocks his own shit over and keeps playing.
  12. i'll echo what the deadryme said, it's really cool to play through me2 and have characters show up that you loved and built (and destroyed) shit with from the first one. running up on garrus was awesome, and i was grinning ear to ear when wrex was on tuchancha, even though i knew he would be there. and making out with liara on illiam? yeah. i can't wait to tap that blue ass again. the game carries a ton of stuff over, and that's where the emotional connect really happens.
  13. no, in the new one, your "carry weight" will affect cooldowns. for example, your cd during the first demo mission is quite brief, but during the second part is much longer. thus you could run a biotic build while only carrying a pistol (lowest weight) and have much shorter cooldowns. you could just make lots of characters on different playthroughs. I got a new xbox just before i got me2 (and no longer had me1), which meant that my gamesave couldn't carry over. this week, i took a new carry over from me1 and played all the way through me2 (on casual), beating every mission in about 12 hours, just so i could have another playthrough with what i wanted set up on me3. so excited!
  14. it must have been before they were ready to release it... i played through it, it's pretty cool. very cinematic, although the combat is quite different. i'm not sure how they are going to sell beating the reapers, the odds seem pretty insurmountable based on the earth invasion sequence. the sounds/music are spot on though, particularly the reaper sound effects and the mansell piano/sad song when the kid dies.... you'll hear it.
  15. demo is out tomorrow. looks like my wife will be eating dinner alone for valentine's day. also, anyone who forgot to preorder the collector's edition (like me), i found some at toys'r'us