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#1 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

As a kid I beat Nick Bruiser in 5.53 seconds in Super Punch-Out!! on my SNES which, last I checked, is better than any time recorded. I have NO idea how I did it. I was really good at the game, and had great patterns for each enemy and I once just hit him right and he got KO'd. That particular pattern had him getting knocked down around the 6 second mark, but he always got back up. That was worked into the pattern. He just...didn't get back up. What I presume is that there's an infinitesimal chance each boss can not get back up, even when knocked down the first time like 99.999%. Each time, and depending on how you knock down the boss, that percentage drops and can even go to 0% for some bosses. Perhaps I got the 0.001% chance. I don't know. I didn't do anything different than my normal routine, in which I used to beat him in under 20 seconds. Naturally, this was before the internet was super wide and my family didn't have it. I had no way of recording this feat and broadcasting it. Also, every so often my SNES games would just lose their saves, and of course the save is gone forever. I'll just have to live with it in my heart.

#2 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

@trafalgarlaw: That's a tough one for me. I mean, FTL does take place on a spaceship, but you can't exactly explore it. You're not on the spaceship. You're commanding guys who are. I'll have to think on that one a bit more.

#3 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

@corevi: Well how much of the gameplay of EVE Online consists of you being out of your ship walking around? Also, when did that add that? SO there's a character creator now, not just a portrait maker? It's been like a decade for me.

#4 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

@nightriff: You are the ship, which disqualifies it for this list. We're talking about a list for people who like the atmosphere and setting of the inside of space ships/station/bases. You don't walk around on a ship...right? I don't know. I played the trial of EVE in like 2005 so I don't know if they changed it. Do you walk around on a ship or station for more than 50% of the game?

#5 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

@corevi: Space bases (like moon bases) are OK for this list.

#6 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

@hurricaneivan29: yeah for some reason the list I'm embedding isn't linking up with the actual list. The actual list has Isolation at #2

#7 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

@corevi: Feels like a space base to me so I kept it.

#8 Edited by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

Hey all. A while back I made a list. I'm once again asking for help compiling more games. It's been like 2 years or something. I also still really love space stations. So just a couple rules:

1. Please check the list before you suggest a game

2. The game has to take place more than 50% on a spaceship, space station or space base (like a moon base).

3. Games where you are the spaceship don't count. Galaga doesn't count, EVE Online doesn't count.

With your help we can compile enough games that we'll never need to leave a spaceship ever again! I haven't played most of these games, so I'm taking your word for it.

Games that take place primarily on spaceships, space stations, or space-bases

1. 7 Days a Skeptic
3. Aliens: Colonial Marines
4. Aliens: Infestation
5. Analogue: A Hate Story
6. Dead Space
7. Dead Space 2
8. Dead Space 3
9. Dead Space Extraction
10. Dino Crisis 3
11. Doom 3
12. Echo Night: Beyond
13. Gemini Rue
14. Lifeline
15. Metroid Fusion
16. Metroid: Other M
17. Moon
18. Prey
19. Rama
20. Routine
21. Sentient
22. Space Hulk
23. Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels
24. Space Siege
25. Space Station Silicon Valley
26. Starship Titanic
27. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen
28. Startopia
29. System Shock
30. System Shock 2
31. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
32. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
33. Vanquish
34. Xenophobe
2. Alien: Isolation
#9 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

thanks for the suggestions. ill take a look

#10 Posted by GalacticGravy (559 posts) -

I recently found out that I love true crime as a genre. I've been listening to a couple podcasts about serial killers and I find it fascinating. Also the new podcast "Serial" is awesome. Like, unbelievably so for me even though it's nor about a serial murderer it's a fantastic story.

So with this new found passion I turned to my Kindle. I looked at the hottest true crime book out now and downloaded a sample. I could only stomach so much. I hated the prose. I hated the "The reeds on the shore waved back and forth gently in the Autumn breeze." That sort of thing I hate. It feels like I'm reading fiction, and I begin to question the author. The same exact thing happened when I tried to read Console Wars. It felt like a fiction book and I really didn't like it. I much preferred reading the Video Game History textbook I bought at a used book store than that. I want information, not flowery language. I'd rather read a wikipedia entry.

I turned to youtube to see if I could find anything good and it's all the same. Cheesy A&E docudrama shows with dramatizations (uuugh I hate those) and cheesy narrating. "She thought she was marrying the man of her dreams, but she was marrying a cold blooded killer!" Dun dun daaaaa. Uugh. barf.

So can someone help me? I've been listening to a podcast called True Murder which is awful in many ways. The quality sounds like a tin can, and the host is god awful. I've never seen someone be a shittier host than this guy, but he gets authors on and they just talk about the book. I get the meat with none of the fat. I get chicken without the bone (#teamboneless).

That's what I'm looking for. In a sea of chicken thighs and legs with all that stuff attached to it I'm looking for chicken strips. Delicious juicy chicken strips of crime. Any help? New to the genre completely so I don't know if I'm just searching for the wrong stuff.