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#1 Edited by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

Well, I'll say this. Even if she was the best gamer in existence, playing co-op with her would -still- probably hinder your performance. I would not recommend the game for its co-op. It's a nice diversion to try, but there is no way you will ever get past 1-2 with a co-op partner unless you want a really tedious, trudging experience. This is a single-player game, plain and simple. She can compete with you to see how far you can get and how much money you earn. That's the best multiplayer experience you'll have with her.

Thanks for saving me some microsoft points, I wasn't too interested in the game, but I especially don't want it now.

I need to find some easier multiplayer games to play with my lady besides side-scrollers & beat'em ups.

@eroticfishcake said:

Now that I've sobered up a bit (cheese does great wonders) where have you been? I feel like a lot of old users I know from three or two years ago have disappeared on me!

Cheese is sobering? If only my girlfriend wasn't lactose intolerant! I use GiantBomb more to consume media instead of contributing to the wiki/community anymore.

I love this place but I hang out with all my duders on Google+ now. We keep a tight lid on things & we weed out the n00bs.

#2 Posted by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@jNerd: I would recommend Spelunky for a lot of things, but co-op is not one of them. The game is usually way too unforgiving for co-op, and it's usually more of a detriment than an aid.

Now, that being said, if you're almost done with Super Meat Boy, this game may actually be for you. ha. Neither Fez nor Spelunky should be too hard or frustrating for you.

My one main concern is that I would get frustrated with my girlfriend hindering my performance. I'm usually very patient with her, but I feel like Spelunky is very unforgiving.

My girlfriend is actually trying to beat Super Meat Boy to prove to me she is true gamer. I told her I'd think about getting a Super Meat Boy / Bandage Girl tattoo with her if she could beat it.

I honestly said that because I don't expect her to finish it, but now she's just using that as motivation. hahaha

#3 Edited by jNerd (2017 posts) -

I thought you duders might appreciate hearing about my good time at San Diego Comic Con. I haven't gotten to share this with many people who fully appreciate it, but I met Cliffy B & Ed Boon on the convention floor. (: Ed's smile was fading because that was the third picture he took. The gentlemen who took them for me had shaky hands & Mr. Boon was busy.

#4 Edited by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@jNerd said:

@TruthTellah said:

@jNerd: What kinds of games do you traditionally like? Fez and Spelunky are super different. Spelunky is a difficult rogue-like where you just try to get as far as you can before you die. Then you play again. And again and again. heh. Fez is a mysterious game which evolves from a platformer puzzle game to a really wild puzzle-esque game which embraces a kind of old school interest in detail. They're both great; though, it really just comes down to your personal preferences.

I'd say play the trial of Spelunky. Fez really changes over time; so, the demo can be deceptive as to its overall quality. Spelunky, though, is Spelunky all the way through. ha. :)

I am very familiar with both games, and in general I enjoy both styles. I'm a little intimidated by Fez, I don't want to play it & not see all the cool stuff.

Spelunky seems hard as rocks but it's really fun. I'm honestly, mildly intimidated by both. I don't know if I could ever beat Spelunky.

They both have super fun demos.

heh. "Beat Spelunky".

That's a funny one, jNerd.

Did you beat Super Meat Boy? Did you beat Bit Trip Runner?

I'm on the second to last level on Super Meat Boy. I will most definitely beat it. I never played any of the Bit Trip games.

I'm definitely considering Spelunky for the co-op play with my gf though. I just hope I don't get frustrated with her sucking too much. ;D haha

@freedo said:

Cookies. Almost too many cookies.

Are you related to the Cookie Monster? Are you possibly the Cookie Duder I've heard so much about?! ;D

(and what kind?)

@Knave said:

redacted

Excuse me bro. That was mildly inappropriate. I'd appreciate it if you'd change your response to anything else unrelated to death. Out of respect for what today is.

Please & thank you. I honestly don't mind trolling or sarcasm.

#5 Posted by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@GloriousDinosaur said:

@jNerd: I have had a pretty awesome last few days! My mum is a music teacher and as such, I got to go and watch her 5-8 year old performance that she organised/directed. It was gorgeous! Some two hundred kids singing and dancing in a play that was called 'Pirates of the Curry Bean'.

I was lucky enough yesterday to spend some time with a close buddy healping him clean out his house. I then got to go to work (which for me is tremendously fun) where I saw some of my favourite people.

Today, I am going to see Batman with my buddies and then (hopefully) watch some epic Hawthorne-Collingwood action!

It's always a good feeling to be proud of your parents, even though it's odd to say that, we're as proud their accomplished as they are of us. (:

I brag about my Dad a lot too, I'm young, and he's accomplished so much. It's interesting to hear you say "lucky enough" & "clean(ing) house" in the same sentence. lol

I'm really happy to hear you've had such an awesome couple of days. I hope you keep riding that wave bro. :D

@mandude said:

I like this thread. It's nice.

Anyway, I just sorted through 2TB of old files to clear some space for all my Steam Loot.

Other than that, I hammered out some concept art for a comic I'm working on, and found some old recorded music, so I'm grand as fuck.

Well we like you Mandude (: so thanks for contributing!

I don't have much Steam loot, but I did the same thing with my two HDDs the other day. It feels nice to organize you HDD. I can't explain it well, but it's like decluttering your mind.

Did you record the music? & I'd be super interested in seeing some of your concept work. PM me & I'll let you in on a project I'm working on. We could use some talented artist. (:

#6 Posted by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@mscupcakes said:

@jNerd: It's on the 29th and I'll also be turning 21 :D

Happy early birthday! Remember if you drink, to drink responsibly, staying home with friends is the best option. (Other then not drinking) :D

@Hunter5024 said:

I'm happy because I'm super high.

Also because I got to talk to a good friend for the first time in about 3 weeks.

I have a medical marijuana license, I support the use, but I'm currently taking a break for a few months.

I'm trying to keep myself motivated for a movie I'm working on with my friends. So I'm straight-edge again. :D lol

@eroticfishcake said:

It's currently 3:44 AM here and I've spent the past half hour playing that damn epic sax game. I'm also slightly pissed and my fingers are rather numb.

@mscupcakes: Happy 21st Birthday. Any birthday's after that will make you feel less of a teenager and more of an irresponsible adult.

Hahaha, I haven't touched the Sax game yet. Rest your fingers buddy :P

@Portis said:

@jNerd said:

YEAH BUDDY!!!! I feel great every time someone says I made them happy. I feel great that this has been a positive experience & didn't devolve in any childish trolling.

I love girlfriends who are supportive of our nerdy lifestyle. I got my ladybug to play Journey when it released & that infected her with the gamer virus. ;D

I've still been debating whether to purchase Spelunky or Fez. Any input buddy?

I really want to go see TDKR but I don't want to have to fight for a good seat, so I'm holding off.

Do you like Star Trek: The Next Generation at all?

Nice! I played through Journey while my watched and she thought the game was absolutely beautiful. I was surprised, as my girlfriend much prefers RPG's (of any kind) to other genres. Does your girlfriend prefer certain genres?

I have only played an hour of Fez, as opposed to around 35 hours of Spelunky. I realized that Fez just isn't my kind of game, but I could also appreciate what it was. Spelunky is crazy fun, but it isn't the most relaxing game to play but when you have a good run in it you feel like a God. Also, you and your girlfriend could play together. That's huge for me as my girlfriend play many games together.

I'm not huge into Star Trek myself, but my girlfriend is kind of obsessed with it.

@TruthTellah said:

Awesome. You and your girlfriend have a fantastic time! :)

Oh, and how far have you gotten into Spelunky?

I'm sure we will! Thanks. :) I'm gonna sneak in mad chips and candy.

I've gotten as far as level 4-3 in Spelunky, but I always start from 1-1 and try and get as far as I can. I always eventually run out of supplies -- I'm cheap and never buy anything from the shopkeeper because I try to keep as much cash as I can for the leaderboards. :p Amazing game -- I learn something new about the enemies and such everytime I play.

My girlfriend is into anything she can wrap her head around. She started with Rockband & COD: Zombies. I don't enjoy COD so I turned her onto Super Meat Boy & Journey.

She also really enjoys Super Mario 3D Land. I might grab Spelunky just for the co-op play now, thanks Portis. (:

Suprise your girlfriend & take her to the movies on Monday. They just finished the blu-ray conversion on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

They're doing a one-night-only screening of two episodes off the blu-ray + special features & interviews. I'm definitely going & my girlfriend is coming just for the heck of it.

#7 Posted by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

You get a hug, too!

These pictures are making me unbelievably happy. You guys flippin rock!

#8 Posted by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

Just finished a hard week of work and picked up Alpha Protocol. Goin to get into it tomorrow with a bottle of vodka. I'm happy until Monday.

Have you beaten Super Meat Boy? I've never played Alpha Protocol, but I've had some good recommendations in this thread. I'm going to try Binary Domain soon.

Drink responsibly & enjoy your weekend. ((: I love how happy games make people. It'd be nice to make one someday.

@BaneFireLord said:

I'm happy today because Matt Rorie shared this amazing Tumblr on Twitter: http://animalshugging.tumblr.com/page/2 I'm also happy because I'm finally buckling down and properly learning a programming language. Also, Saints Row the Third is awesome and the show Archer is hilarious.

I LOVE Archer. I've only seen the first two season I believe. I really want to play Saints Row soon, I've just been procrastinating with Max Payne 3 for months now.

What programming language are you learning? I really want to learn HTML5.

@mscupcakes said:

What makes me happy is that my birthday is super soon and I'm very excited!! :D

When is it? Mine was on the 18th, I turned 21, how old will you be? (:

@TruthTellah said:

@jNerd: What kinds of games do you traditionally like? Fez and Spelunky are super different. Spelunky is a difficult rogue-like where you just try to get as far as you can before you die. Then you play again. And again and again. heh. Fez is a mysterious game which evolves from a platformer puzzle game to a really wild puzzle-esque game which embraces a kind of old school interest in detail. They're both great; though, it really just comes down to your personal preferences.

I'd say play the trial of Spelunky. Fez really changes over time; so, the demo can be deceptive as to its overall quality. Spelunky, though, is Spelunky all the way through. ha. :)

I am very familiar with both games, and in general I enjoy both styles. I'm a little intimidated by Fez, I don't want to play it & not see all the cool stuff.

Spelunky seems hard as rocks but it's really fun. I'm honestly, mildly intimidated by both. I don't know if I could ever beat Spelunky.

They both have super fun demos.

#9 Posted by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@SMTDante89 said:

Went and saw my aunt at a rehab center (she fractured a disc towards the middle of her back) which I actually like going to, everyone there seems nice and they keep a decent amount of birds in the waiting room which is pretty neat. Came home from work and saw a package in my room with Gojira's album "The Way of All Flesh" inside, which I'm enjoying, and I'm off from my summer job for two weeks.

That's great bro. I used to be a Prep Cook at a physical rehabilitation center & they just had a really classy bird-cage donated.

I loved working there & making the patients happy. Food is one of the best ways to directly effect someones life. I hope your Aunt is doing well.

@GeneralZod37 said:

What made me smile today, strangely enough, was when my Dad called me out of the blue. It was just a random phone call about the new car he bought, but it was great considering the relationship we have.

Also, I am now watching Firefly and cooking steak, which is also pretty smile worthy.

I love steak & I've never seen Firefly. I know I should watch Serenity soon. Is Firefly better then Serenity?

I'm really happy to hear about your Dad calling you Anthony :D It's great to hear from family, especially when they don't call much. (: (: (:

My brother from Maryland called today to check on me after he heard about the Aurora massacre. Family is very important.

#10 Posted by jNerd (2017 posts) -

@Portis said:

@jNerd said:

So I thought maybe we could all share something that has made us happy today. (:

I just downloaded Steam for the first time today, because Indie Game The Movie is $4.99, and I really want to listen to the Super Meat Boy commentary.

What has the lovely GB community been up to today? I'm sincerely happy that you're all well & safe. Share with me what has made you smile today.

It'd be nice if everyone would keep it appropriate please & thank you.

-and may the force be with you.

This thread seriously made my day. Message boards can be so excruciatingly negative.

I'm lazing around with my girlfriend, playing Spelunky. We're going to see Dark Knight Rises late tonight.

YEAH BUDDY!!!! I feel great every time someone says I made them happy. I feel great that this has been a positive experience & didn't devolve in any childish trolling.

I love girlfriends who are supportive of our nerdy lifestyle. I got my ladybug to play Journey when it released & that infected her with the gamer virus. ;D

I've still been debating whether to purchase Spelunky or Fez. Any input buddy?

I really want to go see TDKR but I don't want to have to fight for a good seat, so I'm holding off.

Do you like Star Trek: The Next Generation at all?