My Backloggery says 67.3%. I am trying to get up to at least 70 percent before getting new games, but this damned Steam sale makes it difficult...
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Uplink is kinda like that. You don't really need to jot things down in a notebook, but it helps when you want to siphon money to yourself, or when you try to track down another hacker. If you use a physical notebook instead of an iPad as I did, you will end up with pages of IP addresses and account numbers.
Only in the sense that I want something Psychonauts-esque on my arm. Something big, colorful and weird. Or something evoking the same aesthetic as Black Velvetopia. The thing is, this is something that must be drawn by someone, and that is the only real idea about how it should look that I have. So it is difficult to get someone to draw this, and I would never get it within the first year of actually seeing the finished design. All of this means I will probably never get a game related tattoo.
Yeah, player is poop for me as well. No matter which quality and type (streaming, progressive or HTML5) I choose it just loads like crap. Just letting it play from the beginning means it will stop every 30 seconds, and it will continue to do so the entire video since it streams so slow. Progressive seems to load just as bad, the same with HTML5. Even downloading videos takes forever though, despite my internet being quite fast
For instance, trying to download the latest mailbag on High quality clocks in on an average speed of 50 KB/s. While downloading games and updates on Steam usually hits 2-3 MB/s.
Oh, hell yeah! Not only do I love to read, I have to read due to my job. I haven't managed to find a good translation for my position in English, but I am the one who manages all the adult fiction and non-fiction books at my bookstore. I don't get to read as much as I'd like though, since games and general computer usage eats a lot of time without me noticing it...
I gave myself a goal to read eight books during my three week holiday (which ends tomorrow) and I managed most of them. That is about 2000 pages. So yeah, I am a reader.
@oraknabo: I buy games on GOG as well, but usually only older games that I can only get there. Steam is just easier to install, run games and maintain what is rapidly turning into a vast gaming library. Having saves in the "cloud" is also great, though Gamesave Manager+Dropbox does that fairly well if you don't want to use Steam.
The DRM part of it doesn't bother me at all, never had any problem with it to be honest.
As for the sale, I really hope nothing catches my fancy. Already bought Rogue Legacy, and Witcher 2 was cheap a week or so ago. I also picked up the Legacy of Kain pack on GoG, got Amalur on PS3 to beat, and generally too many games (only got a 66.8 completion percentage on Backloggery, just can't seem to meet my goal of 70%...)
But! If I am to buy something I would buy Dark Souls, just can't seem to sit down with my 360 these days to beat it. And Surgeon Simulator 2013 would be neat to have.
Newsblur did the job for me. It actually did a better job once they got some stuff together. You need to pay if you have a lot of RSS feeds though, so it also helped me cutting down on a bunch I really didn't need.
They also have a pretty good iPad app, so yeah.
It would probably never get to a "end of days" scenario, but as someone said, World War Z (the book) shows a somewhat plausible worst-case scenario. People in China is infected. Infected people fall to black market organ trade, sending infected organs all over the western world. Refugees spread it further in the east. It is a relatively slow infection, meaning it manages to spread all over before the first real cases of zombies emerge. It is believed to be just crazy people, so nothing is done to keep the infection in check, panic, countries turning on each other etc.
And the whole thing about them never tiring, never giving up. Sure, you can probably manage to kill plenty of them if you are smart, but you will get tired. They won't. The usual "shock and awe" tactics we use to win wars and battles also means jack shit when you got an enemy that lacks the ability to feel anything. That is what could potentially make zombies dangerous, but only if you got crowds of them.
I am just fascinated with stories where the world ends, so everything post-apocalyptic is something I might enjoy. And Max Brooks managed to make a zombie outbreak that was more than just "yeah, shit is fucked everywhere just because... you know". He actually backed it up with real-life scenarios that might just happen. But it is still pretty damned far fetched.
Been reading a lot of Norwegian books lately (because of my job) but I am currently reading "Wastelands". It's a collection of several post-apocalyptic short stories. Really good.
And the one I finished before that was the Norwegian translation of "Er est wieder da" by Timur Vermes, where Hitler suddenly wakes up in 2011. Very good satire, and it was to me extremely funny due to the absurdity of the situations.