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33 years old
October 10, 1987
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  1. The 2021 games anticipation thread

    04 January 2021 - 08:51 PM

    I may not be planing to buy anything for a chunk of the year, but that doesn't mean I can't live vicariously through you lot, :D

    What are people looking forward to, in terms of games this year? Are you planning on getting new systems/GPUs? Any indie marvels you wanna share? this is the place.

    Personally, My big one would be Bloodlines 2, if that game ever makes it out of dev hell. Getting my hands on the original Nier's remake would be nice, too, but since SQUEEENIX is pricing that one at full-fat 80 CAD, it'll have to wait.

    a ton of indie games from my wishlist have a 2021 release date, mostly Metroidvanias or top-down Zelda likes. I'm really digging the fact that most indie devs have moved on to 16- and 32-bit for their retro pixel-art colour palette, since I did't have any fond nostalgia for 8-bit art. Also, more devs are doing the dark Gothic theme, which is totally my jam.

    What are your gaming plans, hopes and dreams for 2021, fellow Malazites?
  2. Resolutions, 2021 edition.

    02 January 2021 - 09:05 PM

    Taken from the 2020 thread:

    View PostMentalist, on 04 January 2020 - 04:33 AM, said:

    Last year I ended up not making any, and it was... an alright year. Not particularly exciting, but nothing really bad, either.

    I'll probably add to this when I think about it some more, but here's a starter:

    Money/Financial- 2019 was actually kinda good with this. I got rid of my student loan, and the only other excessive debt is the money I borrowed from my parents for down payment on my flat. (not counting the mortgage itself, cuz that's just a fact of life). I didn't spend nearly as much on travel and books.... but I spent a ton on games, and also I built a new PC.

    So basic goals for 2020:
    -limit my spendings on personal entertainment (books and games) to under $250/month
    -Maintain a balance above 10K by end of year, while increasing the money I'm paying back on the loan.
    -I'm planning a vacation trip for September, and I want to have about 3-4 K set aside for that.

    Health- towards the end of the year I REALLY slacked off on this, due to combination of work and dealing with the condo/tenants

    Basic goal is:
    -lose weight again, get back into the regular weight range of 81-83 kilos
    -resume swimming twice a week
    -exercise every morning
    -get back to proper sleep patterns- go to bed no later than 1 AM on a weekday, and shut the computer down at 11:30 on a weekday

    -Stop buying so many games; play more of the games I own
    -Read all the books I have at home and buy less books until I do
    -improve my passing with the left foot and participate in meaningful offensive plays at least 3 times per game.

    Suffice it to say, 202o was a bit of a mess in most aspects. No social life, excessive leisure spending, and some... interesting financial decisions (we bought into a pre-built house project) mean that things have not been going according to plan.

    Add to this my tenants informing me they're definitely moving out, and prospect of renovation spending, and life isn't looking so rosy.

    Basically, the first 6 months are gonna be financially rough, because I need to shell out a bunch of cash for repairs (and paying condo fees& mortgage until I can rent the place out), on top of paying my annual license fees and coming up with another chunk of the house deposit by late April.

    So, in the spirit of financial planning

    No spending on games and books (other than thru gift cards) for the first 6 months of the year

    The only personal spending budget I'm allowing myself is paying for pool time (once those re-open), because that is very much my sanity/Zen time.

    -Ideally, I still wanna have 3-4K banked away as vacation fund by end of the year- I have a decent chunk now, but I'll be dipping into that for the next while.

    Since we are communally building up a downpayment fund, my goal is still to put at least 12k into that- the original plan was 20k this year, but that feels less feasible RN.

    Having social life be on hold should be beneficial to the financial stuff, so not planning on resuming living anytime soon.

    -really need to start exercising in the morning again, and, relatedly, going to bed at a decent hour.

    31 December 2020 - 10:47 PM

    Since I'm on the second bottle of champaigne after ringing in the Ukrainian New Year (one with immediate family, second time around on a Skype call with my cousin), I wanna

    wish all Malazites, wherever they be, a healthy and happy 2021. Leave all the (many) negatives of 2020 behind, party like there's no tomorrow with who's around you, remember only the good, and start 2021 from a clean slate.

    All the best, you bunch of weirdos. Thanks for being here and a part of my life.
  4. Summer of Gaming 2020

    01 June 2020 - 06:00 PM

    So, with E3 not being a thing, every single news outlet of note doing their own "showcase" (IGN, GameSpot, The Escapist, GamesRadar, Geoff Keighley and the TGA crew, etc), and Sony hyping the crap out of their upcoming next-gen stuff, I figured it's time to make a separate thread, since we're getting a PS5 blowout on Thur, followed by a whole bunch of smaller events over the weekend and beyond.

    To kick things off, what do you think Sony could be packing? They've got an hour-long show supposedly focused on next-gen games and they're hyping it up to high heaven.

    Presuming they go E3 2016 level-hard (the E3 that gave us FF7R, Shenmue 3, and Kingdom Hearts 3 announcements), what kind of bombs do you expect them to drop this time?

    I'm gonna assume we see an average of 4 mins per game, and throw out some ideas; feel free to join in.

    1) Ok, so as a total no-brainer, Horizon Zero Dawn sequel. Game was a smash hit, a 2017 release and of all of Sony's 1st party studios, Guerilla's the one that released the game the longest ago.
    2) Sony Japan Studio is (heavily) rumoured to be working on a Silent Hill reboot.
    3) BluePoint is (equally heavily) rumoured to be working on a remake of Damon's Souls. Given their project was announced alongside the PS5, it being here would be a no-brainer
    4) Godfall. It's the first game that name-dropped PS5, even before Sony showed off the logo.
    -conversely, I don't think Quantum Error (a horror shooter from the Kings of Lorn devs, that's also coming to PS5) will be shown off here. It just feels too... small-time
    5) Insomniac are a multiple teams dev, so it's not impossible they'll have another title ready close to launch window. Spider-Man 2 being teased would make sense.
    6) Squeeenix is always present at Sony events. Will there be a new Final Fantasy? Or something new and crazy? (Or will they show off Babylon's Fall, finally?). Maybe Outriders? Not sure who's got the marketing rights for that. Avengers has its own stream on the 24th, so I wouldn't expect it to be a major presence.
    7) Atlus is the most Japanese-ass Japanese dev the PlayStation has that pumps out exclusives. That being said, they don't seem to be the kind to be on the cutting edge of tech, so who knows?
    8)COD feels kinda like a given.
    9) should FIFA get its own spotlight? Both this and COD feel like essential casual marketing.
    10) Ubi is likely to show off something, maybe. Watch Dogs legion feels pretty obvious as a "next-gen" processing power showcase (kinda being a generational leap the way Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system was for this gen); but I wouldn't be too surprised, if Ubi show off their most ambitious game yet instead--that being, obviously BG&E2
    10)I'm gonna put "WB" here just because they have to show something eventually. "Most Hype" would probably be a Harry Potter AAA game; but I'm personally hoping for Batman annd/or Monolith
    11) I don't for one second believe this is gonna happen, but Starfield premiere would be insane
    12) slightly less unrealistic, I can see 2K teasing BioShock Next
    13)Some long announced Sony-sponsored project going next-gen only- be it WILD, Lost Soul Aside, or smth else
    14) if Cygames got their shit together, Project Awakening could be another "next gen showcase"
    15)New IP? Could be a new Naughty Dog IP, or something crazy from a different team within Japan Studio (apparently they've been poaching a lot of people from Konami)

    These are my crazy ideas anyone else?


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    10 Oct 2020 - 01:51
    And again.
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    09 Oct 2018 - 19:56
    happy birthday, try to stay in one piece
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    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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    18 Dec 2014 - 15:32
    'Tis a pleasure. I really appreciate your comments on Ukraine and Russia.
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    31 Oct 2009 - 04:10
    + rep for "they can manipulate their way into a Spite/Envy foursome if needed"
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    05 Mar 2009 - 19:06
    Wow. I was reeeeaaaalllllll close with that one! :)
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    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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    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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    10 Oct 2008 - 09:15
    Happy Birthday! :)
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    10 Oct 2008 - 08:03
    Happy Birthday. :)
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