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#1 Posted by DreamR (63 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
You don't think this sounds very similar to this? In Australia the difference is "chork" and "chock" and they have much more distinction. 
Oh yeah, that's a small distinction. It's more clearly defined on the Dictionary.com samples -- see here and here. 
 @buzz_clik said:
Watch the linked video in my opening post. It's not the first time I've heard it, either. "
I saw that. It's the first and only time I've heard it said that way -- at least, the first I can remember.
#2 Posted by DreamR (63 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:

" @GIVEMEREPLAY: That pretty much occurs in any dialect of any language, not just Australian English. For example, in Japanese the word 'kami' can mean spirit, hair or paper (although their symbols are different).
Check it: American Homophones.  The great example given is 'chalk' and 'chock', two words that sound pretty different in Australian English. "

Hold up. Where in America do people say 'chalk' and 'chock' the same? I just checked their American pronunciations on Dictionary.com, and they sounded different -- much like they do in Australia (but more nasally).
I'm also Australian, and this discussion is blowing my mind. "Puh-ligger-null" and "puh-lig-a-nul" are the same.
I've heard people say "polly-go-nal," but never "polly-gonnal." I think puh-ligger-null / puh-lig-a-nul is correct.
#3 Posted by DreamR (63 posts) -

GameSpot isn't as good as it used to be, but is still worth reading.  I like the RPG and retro-gaming blogs on 1UP. I second DrHorrible256 about IGN -- the podcasts are the best thing about the site.
Bitmob has some great content (but as one of the regular contributors I do have a vested interest). It's more about gaming culture than most of the other sites around.
There's also a great blog called The Psychology of Video Games. Check it out for some insight into why people play games and what drives their decisions.

#4 Posted by DreamR (63 posts) -

Legendary. I never want to play that game again -- even for money.

#5 Posted by DreamR (63 posts) -

I haven't played it much, but at level 10 (I think - it's been a week since I last played) I can hold my own against level 40 dudes.
The boosters are useful but don't make you invincible against low level players - skill is more important.

#6 Edited by DreamR (63 posts) -

The current featured user review is supposed to be my review of The Last Express
I'm not sure why, but it was only on the front page for half a day. I PM'ed Kush to ask and he hasn't got back to me.

#7 Posted by DreamR (63 posts) -

6 hours. But that's nothing compared to the amount of time I consistently lost in earlier civ games, where a six hour session was considered short, and the norm was around 9 hours without a break (except to grab food/drink or go to toilet).

#8 Posted by DreamR (63 posts) -

The same thing happened to me. I tried to create a new account but it wouldn't let me - it seems as though you can only have one account per email address, but I could be wrong.

#9 Edited by DreamR (63 posts) -

Restricting choices to Mac-first games only, my favourites are (I can't choose one):
Close Combat
F/A-18 Hornet 2.0
Spelunx (I'll do a big write-up on this game soon)
Dark Castle
SimCity 2000
...And a whole bunch of shareware games from the mid-90s.

There hasn't been a really good Mac exclusive for a loooong time, but there is a revival of simultaneous Mac & PC releases happening at the moment.

The Mac game that I'm most looking forward to is Spore.

Edit: Boot Camp doesn't emulate anything - it enables you to run Windows on a separate partition on your hard drive, with complete and native hardware support. Perhaps you are confusing Boot Camp with the virtualisation apps Parallels and VMWare Fusion, which can run Windows within the Mac operating system.

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