EuanDewar's forum posts

#1 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

oh goodie, this one is gonna be especially dirty

#2 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

...why are you asking?

i just wanna know, you know? just wanna know how it... know how it feels, yeah?

#3 Edited by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

Yeah, I remember I bought it when it came out cause it got great reviews but I was like 10 at the time and my patience for RPGs that weren't Final Fantasy was pretty short. Would love to give it another chance.

#4 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

@believer258 said:

It has also been a while since I picked up my Bible, but the New Testament books tend to be shorter than the Old Testament ones. Many of these definitely are not Biblical.

I'd like to see some citations, too, @brodehouse, because most of these seem like they come from the Qu'ran. Or, at least, that's what I've discerned just from Googleing a few of them.

They do come from the Koran. I never said they were from the Bible. I said they were from a holy book and they are. Is Islam not a religion now? What about an argument against religious faith makes it necessarily about Christianity?

Look at the previous page. Legion legitimately believes that "religion is history" and that Christianity and Islam are not missionary faiths. That religion is the basis for all morals and ethics instead of the inverse. These are clearly erroneous, but he believes it.

Reading his post I don't know that he actually believes religion is history in that sense. I just think he couldn't quite find the right words to make whatever point he wanted to make and clumsily stumbled into saying that.

#5 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

I did like all that speculation during E3 that Sessler was drunk off his face. I would leave too if gossip about personalities drives more hits than funny yet insightful opinions about games.

The 'funny and insightful opinions about games' part has been missing from my life. The Bombcast makes games seem boring and pointless and Patrick's articles make games seem awful.

I read this and thought it was a tad OTT and Doomsayer-y but after a bit more contemplation it's actually a pretty accurate if glib summation of my feelings on GB as of late.

#6 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

@euandewar said:

@marokai said:

I wish I could remember what old Bombcast Jeff and Ryan make fun of the Bioshock 2 Multiplayer announcer in. It's probably my favorite Bioshock-related thing I remember about Ryan.

I miss that guy.

YOUR TEAM HAS CAPTURED THE LITTLE SISTER

Very specific memory of the Giant Bomb Travelouge to Liverpool, the one Vinny and Ryan produced when they visited Bizarre Creations for Blur.

Vinny'd bought this little earphone bag. The mouth of the earphone bag was magnetized and would kind of clap shut. Could pop open if he squeezed the edges of the bag-mouth with his index finger and thumb. Vinny dropped his voice a half-octave, almost game-showy, and ventriloquized with the bag, saying, "Grab the little sister!"

Still remember that so vividly. Probably unrelated.

Nah I remember that too. Great fuckin vid on the whole that. Was so cool to see Vinny and Ryan goofin around in my back yard.

#7 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

@marokai said:

I wish I could remember what old Bombcast Jeff and Ryan make fun of the Bioshock 2 Multiplayer announcer in. It's probably my favorite Bioshock-related thing I remember about Ryan.

I miss that guy.

YOUR TEAM HAS CAPTURED THE LITTLE SISTER

#8 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

Godamn it Sess, you were the only one at Rev3 balancing out Scott Bromley for me.

#9 Edited by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

Not only are the metacritic scores not showing up on Amazon.co.uk they're not showing up when you go to Amazon.com in the UK.

Or maybe thats just me maybe I'm the only person in the world who isn't seeing it WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST TIME Y'KNOW

#10 Posted by EuanDewar (4509 posts) -

Not to be a debbie downer but, do people actually have an appreciation for Windjammers or is it some kind of post-modern/hipster "ironic appreciation"?

I'd say for most people it's genuine appreciation but it's kind of a weird situation. The staff clearly genuinely enjoy it but it's not an easy game to get your hands on in a non-emulated capacity. As a result people's enthusiasm for the game is really just enthusiasm for watching the staff play the game. I bet an actual widely available Windjammers HD update would kill the mystique for a lot of people. Not to say people wouldn't enjoy it though if it were a reality.