Bribo's forum posts

#1 Posted by Bribo (608 posts) -

John Carpenter should write more music.

The scores for Assault on Precinct 13 and Halloween were fucking incredible.

#2 Posted by Bribo (608 posts) -

Do you have full control of your eyes? If so, I would recommend you avert said eyes.

Pity. This is actually standard functionality on many many forums.

It's the first I've heard of it. Would you be so kind as to point me towards those forums? I'd love to become more entrenched in my current mindset.

#3 Posted by Bribo (608 posts) -

@rigas said:

And of course the third nipple.

Dan 'Scaramanga' Ryckert has a certain ring to it.

#4 Posted by Bribo (608 posts) -

@norusdog said:

@wrecks said:

No thanks. Enough loss in real life. Don't need it simulated.

exactly. why in the fuck would anyone want to play this? I've dealt with enough loss and still have plenty I could lose before my time comes. Why in the hell would I want to play a game centered around the hell you go through?

I mean, it's an interesting point. What I'd say is that some people like to explore, understand, and mediate on loss through movies, games, and books. My wife is someone who doesn't like watching "sad" movies. I'm sure there are people who won't want to partake in "sad" games. I'm the opposite, though. It's cathartic to experience stories that align with my own life stories. It helps me understand them.

Catharsis is one aspect, then there's the feeling of solidarity with someone who has shared a similar experience - even if it's a character in a videogame.

It's also been posited (by some smart guy in an article I read years ago) that those who engage with tales of tragedy, despite never experiencing bereavement themselves, do so as a sort of emotional rehearsal. It makes them feel better prepared for when they too must inevitably suffer a significant loss.

There is an audience for this. I just hope the writing lives up to game's ambition.

Also, it's haggis week on Giant Bomb!

#5 Edited by Bribo (608 posts) -

I defer to the adverts, powered by YAHOO! for me:

#6 Posted by Bribo (608 posts) -

The real Demon's Souls Spelunky starts here.

Hat's off to you!

#7 Posted by Bribo (608 posts) -

This is the best!

Can we get a moderators seal of approval on this?

#8 Posted by Bribo (608 posts) -

Patrick deserves a bullet point to himself, but beyond that it's warm fuzzies all round.

#9 Edited by Bribo (608 posts) -

I don't know. I watched that explanatory video past the irritating whispery bits to where they finally define what ASMR stands for and now I just feel really angry.

Now I kinda want to punch someone in the face.

Is that ASMR?

#10 Posted by Bribo (608 posts) -

"Buff rogue!" "Naked spearfishing!"

My Vinny soundboard is almost complete.