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Martyr of High House Mafia
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32 years old
Birthday:
October 10, 1987
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'sauga/GTA, City of the Lion
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Soccer, Chess, swimming, books, misc

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  1. In Topic: The game I'm playing is...

    15 November 2019 - 05:12 PM

    welp, the devs from Forgotten Empires confirmed on Steam forums that AoE and AoK DE are in fact, playable on Win 7 (though any problems won't be supported, cuz they're not officially supported).

    So I guess I'm diving back into AoK again this weekend. There go another few hundred hours of my life. No need to wait for that Win 10 upgrade anymore.

    Edit: at least 2 of the Forgotten campaigns (Alaric and the Incas) were re-made from the ground up. RIP my free time.

    Also, my God, does this game look pretty.
  2. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    15 November 2019 - 04:11 PM

    finished "Grey Sister" around 2 AM last night. not the first time I end up binge-finishing a Lawrence book, but I really should know better by this point.

    Next up, "Luna: Wolf Moon" by Ian McDonald.
  3. In Topic: Ye Big Videogames Thread

    13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM

    XO19 tomorrow.

    Rumour has it, Microsoft will be revealing new IPs from Rare and Obsidian.

    Also, Age of Empires 4 will be shown again.

    Looking forward to seeing this stuff. I'm waiting for Black friday to pick up a new GPU (probably a 1660 Ti), and I'll be shopping around for a Ryzen 3700+ mobo combo for Boxing Week, to build a Win 10 machine.

    Gamepass getting more games would be nice.
  4. In Topic: The game I'm playing is...

    13 November 2019 - 04:17 AM

    Perhaps it's very symbolic that the first time I tried to confront the final fight in Hellblade, my game crashed hard, playing the audio, but with screen frozen, and no commands registering. I wasn't sure if it was part of the game, but it turned out it wasn't.

    Yeah, that story was something. Nice song in the credits, too (listening to it as I'm typing this).

    Not gonna rush to replay this, but I will eventually go back for those remaining Lore stones.

    Tried Ashes of Oahu- it plays rough, looks shiny and gorgeous for a low-budget game, but the controls are hard-wired right now, so i'll go back to this once the devs update those to allow me to rebind keys.

    So in the meantime, I'm trying the first Styx game.
  5. In Topic: The game I'm playing is...

    12 November 2019 - 05:59 PM

    View PostAptorian, on 12 November 2019 - 08:49 AM, said:

    What do you think of the insanity elements and the way her dealing with the grief is portrayed? I thought it was really uncomfortable at times but also effective.


    I have mixed thoughts. I feel that the psychotic symptoms (i.e, voices) are incorporated into the gameplay too well- especially in combat, they basically replace visual prompts- the "behind you!" is akin to seeing an off-screen attack prompt in some other 3rd person action games, and some other shouts when you're knocked down feel like QTE prompts of the "press X to not die" variety. They're so helpful, that I find myself accepting them implicitly- which feels counter-intuitive to the whole "show how disturbing these things are" intent.

    Using the flashbacks as and "the darkness" as a storytelling device has been (so far- not at the end yet), a neat touch. Ofc, I'm not a good person to judge, since I deal with psych victims most days of my work life, so I tend to roll with these things more than an average person might. I like the game quite a lot as a game - i find that most gameplay mechanics work well, and even if the pattern-recognition mechanics can feel a bit clunky at times, overall, i's a tight and fairly intuitive experience. I'm not sure if I'd say that it's a profound revelation on the nature of mental illness though.

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    Tsundoku 

    09 Oct 2019 - 19:51
    ditto
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    Tsundoku 

    09 Oct 2018 - 19:56
    happy birthday, try to stay in one piece
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    Shpetim 

    12 Feb 2015 - 21:30
    I hope you won't mind mate, but I copied and posted that "poem" thing you posted on the West Vs Russian interest thread.. You know, the one that starts off about how pathetic Europe is or has become.. Liked it so much that I had to post it. Keep up the good work on reporting about anything new.. Peace out to you friend..
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    Terez 

    18 Dec 2014 - 15:32
    'Tis a pleasure. I really appreciate your comments on Ukraine and Russia.
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    Raraku 

    31 Oct 2009 - 04:10
    + rep for "they can manipulate their way into a Spite/Envy foursome if needed"
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    HoosierDaddy 

    05 Mar 2009 - 19:06
    Wow. I was reeeeaaaalllllll close with that one! :)
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    HoosierDaddy 

    05 Mar 2009 - 05:00
    You originally from Kiev, Ment? I'm getting that vibe from you with the Eastern Europe and K-town thing.
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    frookenhauer 

    03 Nov 2008 - 21:41
    Good luck with the back dude, that sucks! Lectures are one of the reasons I do not miss Uni :)
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    Lisheo 

    10 Oct 2008 - 09:15
    Happy Birthday! :)
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    Terez 

    10 Oct 2008 - 08:03
    Happy Birthday. :)
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