BlaineBlaine's forum posts

#1 Posted by BlaineBlaine (458 posts) -

Deck synergy is way more important than just "big cards". I have two cards that cost more than 4 mana in my Hunter deck. 50% of the time I don't even play those cards. I eve just swapped out Maexxna which is a 6 mana legendary for Angry Chicken, a 1 mana rare. Still feeling it out, but I needed more, early beasts.

#2 Posted by BlaineBlaine (458 posts) -

Also, if anyone likes the idea but has suggestions for a game, I'm all ears.

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@49th said:

I don't understand this at all. Why does the packaging say city chicken when it isn't even breaded yet? Surely that is just regular pork? Very strange.

Well you gotta bread it yourself. Comes with the wooden skewers though, and for the most part they're uniform in shape so they'll cook at the same time. I suppose that's what specifically makes it City Chicken. Wooden skewers and uniform pieces.

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@skytylz said:

What's a City Chicken?

You've never had City Chicken? Oh man, you're missing out. You take pieces of pork (or pork and veal) skewer it on sticks, bread it, fry it so it's like a chicken drumstick... only not.

Here's my plate, already in progress:

There are those who will then finish it by cooking it in chicken broth or soup. These people are animals and may safely be ignored.

#5 Edited by BlaineBlaine (458 posts) -

@skytylz said:

What's a City Chicken?

You've never had City Chicken? Oh man, you're missing out. You take pork (or pork and veal), skewer it, bread it and fry it. So it's like a chicken drumstick only totally not.

Here's my plate. Already in progress:

There's people who then finish it by cooking it in chicken broth or soup. These people are animals and may safely be ignored.

#6 Posted by BlaineBlaine (458 posts) -

Meh. Look, I want new Nintendo stuff but let's calm down. New Hardware does not necessarily mean New Console.

"They're absolutely going to show new hardware this year," said co-host Peer Schneider, after he and his co-hosts established an atmosphere of healthy skepticism. "I've heard it from someone who used to be at Nintendo, I've heard it from somebody on the third-party front."

A new controller is hardware. Could be a WiiU in a different color. It's like those psychic predictions every year... just vague enough that anything will pass.

"Nintendo will announce new hardware!!"
*Reggie holds up an all white 3DS with extra battery life*


#7 Posted by BlaineBlaine (458 posts) -

@pnevares said:

I noticed that there doesn't seem to be any acknowledgement of the existence of the Game Boy Player for the Gamecube on GB. Am I blind, or is it missing for a reason?

Since I skipped several console generations the GBP was such a great way to experience the portable games I had never seen and it was also a way to save batteries on my GBA (especially after installing the Afterburner mod).

Apologies if there was a better forum for this. I don't post much.

They'll probably classify it as a peripheral like the Super Game Boy and just file it under the Gamecube.

But if you feel like something is lacking...go for it.

#8 Posted by BlaineBlaine (458 posts) -

@prestige said:

@blaineblaine: It's interesting that the idea of finding something offensive is troubling enough to you that you felt the need to start a forum topic about it.

It's almost like you're bothered by it, like it's wrong for other people to express the thought. Like you're worried by it, or it makes you feel uncomfortable, or the idea upsets you somehow, or you're dismayed or disconcerted or feel affronted by it. What's the word I'm looking for?

The closest it would be would be 'uncomfortable'. It's honestly as I admit, it doesn't resonate with me. Everyone could have came in and said "Oh, that means you're a sociopath" and I would have to have done some re-evaluating!

The reason I ask on here is there are, I think most part, people I have some similarity with me. Either a common sense of humor or an affinity 'games' or what ever.

Ultimately, I'm just curious what others think.

"I find Tomb Raider offensive" I hear that phrase and...nothing. I don't know what the person saying it expects in offering it. Again, I don't think I've ever found something 'offensive' or if I did it sure as hell didn't make an impact.

I've said "oh that's not funny" and meant it, but... is that 'offended'? Is it a specificity thing? "I'm offended. My offense is a reaction to that being 'unfunny'?"

I mean if that's the case, and it's not that I'm materially broken and I just don't think it's very important.

#9 Posted by BlaineBlaine (458 posts) -

This is sorta a gestalt question about video game content. No specific examples, because I'm focusing on the reaction not the cause.

If someone says they find something 'offensive'... Is that meaningful to you at all? Why is it that if you're offended, are you automatically right?

I don't think I've ever said I found something offensive and I'm not even sure if I've ever felt it.

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@cthomer5000 said:

@rebel_scum said:

Also that Atari controller in the top left of OP's picture post was pretty good for its time.

Agreed. I love the Player One Podcast because they smack down this retro-hater bullshit at every turn. Yes, everything sucks with 30 years hindsight... it doesn't mean it wasn't great at the time. When I was playing Combat, Night Driver, and Circus Atari as a kid, it was literally inconceivable that there might have been a better way to control those games - because it had not been invented yet. To pretend like it sucked at the time is absolutely ridiculous and should be punishable by death.

I too played Atari as a kid. I loved Cosmic Ark. And you're right!

This is a quote from my post. Let me know what part you appear to disagree with:

It's a nightmare knowing what we now know.

If I'm condemning them for anything it's for NOT inventing a better option. And I'm not condemning them. I'm lauding Nintendo for doing it.

There's nothing that would have prevented Atari from inventing the joypad design that they to would eventually embrace. They just didn't. Neither good nor bad. Just is.