Hewitt's forum posts

#1 Posted by Hewitt (75 posts) -

@bdead said:

@humanity said:

Hey if you can afford it then why not. Unless you can't afford it then maybe ease up on those $300+ purchases

I can afford it so that's not the issue.But I do feel that spending this much on a PC is hard to justify none the less. I know full well that in about two years this system will start to show its age and the cycle might start all over again. It's a disease, and I'm powerless against it...

You may just be joking about this, which is fine I'm sure many people have the itch to upgrade their PC's (we are the master race afterall).

But if you think it may be a uncontrollable compulsion to then it could (note I said could) be a part of a bigger issue. People who have things withheld from them or were made to feel inferior during their young years often find ways of compensating in later life, I have a similar problem. Anyway just food for thought. Also I am very jealous of your 980 :)

#2 Posted by Hewitt (75 posts) -

What was that game called for the xbox 360 i think it was...Frame City Killer? That looked cool.

#3 Posted by Hewitt (75 posts) -

Actually I would add to my other post: Being religious. Very controversial, but none the less damaging to people's outlook on life, and society in general.

#4 Posted by Hewitt (75 posts) -

The original concept for Fable 1

#5 Posted by Hewitt (75 posts) -

Psychosis and Dissociative personality disorder are some of the worst, as they tend to function without rhyme or reason and can do the most harm to people around them. Often times people mistake these for Psychopathy, or the out-dated alternate term Sociopathy. Many great or influential men throughout history had many Psychopathic traits, which in the right circumstances can be a good thing. Unfortunately due to movies and Hollywood, and the general media, this term has become demonized and synonymous with serial killers, even though true psychopathic serial killers are extremely rare.

#6 Posted by Hewitt (75 posts) -

I really enjoyed the whole season. It's pretty par for the course to have the 'light vs dark' storyline, but it's rare to find it done in such a subtle personal way. The tiny details make this show, things they barely even draw attention to, but still have quite a substantial impact on the identity of the situation and the characters. Plus that 6 minute tracking shot in the biker episode was one of the best bits of cinema I've seen in a long time!

I've not read the entire thread so I'm sure someone has already mentioned this, but the Yellow King and Carcosa all have ties to a book written by Robert chambers. All the quotes we heard throughout the season "strange is the night when black stars rise, in Carcosa" "Take off your mask" are all taken from it. It seems odd that they didn;t address any of that in the last episode, so I'm wondering if that will be the through-line throughout the other seasons.

Also it's slightly cheesey, I know, but I did like how in the last shot, only 2 stars were initially visable with more and more coming into sight as the shot went on.

Anyway, bring on season 2!

#7 Posted by Hewitt (75 posts) -

@grizzledwolf: First I'd try to force Steam to re-update itself by goin ginto your Steam directory and deleting the ClientRegistry.Blob, don't worry this won't affect your games etc, this will just make Steam force itself to update.

Next I'd se if it's a hardware failure by going into my computer, and right clicking the drive in which your Steam is installed to, and running an error check on the hdd: Rigt click>Properties>Tools>Error Checking>Check now.

Hope it's not hardware failure! Hope it's just Steam being Steam :)

#8 Edited by Hewitt (75 posts) -

Interesting concept, but I don't see it being true. Male and Female aren't 'stages' they are opposites and part of a whole. That's how everything in nature works. I'd recommend you react suspicious ;)

#9 Posted by Hewitt (75 posts) -

@tireyo said:

What it reads and really is: Donkey Kong Country: Diddy's Kong Quest

What I read: Donkey Kong Country: Diddy Kong's Quest

Man! I've been reading that title wrong for years! Also I just got the play on words!

#10 Edited by Hewitt (75 posts) -

I kind of have a different perspective on this: Personally I didn't really enjoy this game as much as I thought I would (after loving the hell out of ATDD). The story was interesting and the setting was very creepy, but the gameplay really let it down for me. The dangerous monster encounters (which there are only a handful, most of the time when you see an enemy you are safely behind a scripting wall) were not as tense as the previous game's. In fact I don't remember a single time in A Machine for Pigs where I was truly scared, either by a jump scare or sheer terror at a monster. It is a good game but it feels (thematically) more like a Dear Esther than a true sequel to The Dark Descent, with much more down-time and safety.

I cannot wait for Frictional to try their hand at an Amnesia again. In my eyes, those guys are still the true masters of the horror game genre :)