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#1 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

I'm 21 and had four of mine out about a month ago; general anaesthetic with an oral surgeon. The pain afterwards wasn't too bad, I think the pain before I got them out was worse. I put off making an appointment so my gums/lymph nodes ended up swelling a bit :s

the nurse beforehand came to confirm I knew what was happening before I went in and I said "They're taking away my wisdom". Cue awkward silence for 3-5 seconds before I realise she's probably heard the exact same thing a billion times before and has now delegated me to her personal shit list. Oops.

#2 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

The seal is pretty significant in Nintendo's history as a publisher. The crash of '83 was largely attributed to oversaturation of the market from crappy unlicensed games, resulting in a drop in buyer confidence. The seal was one part of Nintendo's plan to build that confidence in videogame consumers again.

Granted, the page doesn't say any of this so it could do with an update at the least.

#3 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

Gen 1, but not because the pokemon designs were better (they weren't)

Mainly because the whole "Catch 'em All" tagline was actually a reasonable goal. There was only one Pokemon you needed to get from an event, only two games you needed to keep track of. If you needed a break from training your team of superstars, you had something else to do instead. Even though later generations try to have rewards for completing the "national dex", it never really felt like the same goal since I knew there were still more dudes I had to catch.

Gen 2 I still really liked, just never caught 'em all. Gen 3 took the series in a new direction, but I was okay with it. Gen 4 I got into competitively for a while, but otherwise was kind of meh. Then for Gen 5... I really thought I'd enjoy it so I bought Black on day one, but idk. Just didn't really work for me and I'm not sure why.

#4 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

Which episode did it end up being? I'm curious now myself

#5 Edited by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

Audiosurf, Bit Trip Runner, Cave Story +, Fallout Collection (Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics), Gish, Half Life, Lone Survivor, Machinarium, Penumbra Pack (Penumbra Overture, Penumbra Black Plague, Penumbra Requiem), the Portal 2 Update DLC thing, Sequence, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Stacking, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Terraria, World of Goo. Plus some other stuff that came in the various indie bundles.

Plus a bunch of copies of Bastion and The Binding of Isaac that I ended up gifting other people.

No clue how much it all was and I'm not sure if I really want to find out?

#6 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

@Nightriff: heh most of the time they will say they can't understand it, but they'll send you back stuff anyway as long as you give them a gift of some sort.

You don't have to do exactly what Cubical says, but putting nice words like "good" and "wonderful" and maybe dropping their name may help. Try and make it a four-line letter if you can.

Here's a guide someone wrote, not sure how valid some stuff they're saying is but it gives you a good idea.

#7 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

Send some mail to your villagers with a few lines of nonsense (I think there might be some detection for nice words in there but I'm not completely sure) and then attach a piece of fruit or a shell. Most letters you get back will be stationary or shirts, but some villagers will send you foreign fruit. Plant some, start an orchard and you'll have an easy way to make good money every 3 days.

I used to play the game a hell of a lot back in 2006... used to frequent animalxing.com. I haven't checked back there in a while, but they had a bunch of useful guides and tips on their site for just about everything.

#8 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

6 or 7. I don't think 7 is as bad as people make it out to be, and at the same time I don't know if 6 is that much better. Saying that as someone who only really played both of them within the last year.

So basically my vote goes to Chrono Trigger.

#9 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

Flight Facilities - With You (sweet bit of indie dance; video has some very daft punk/megaman/astroboy vibes)

I also really liked this one. Hemisphere by Paradis, also has an interesting video

There's a bunch of other songs I've really liked so far this year, though a lot are remixes or just don't have interesting video clips to accompany them. :\

#10 Posted by Kowbrainz (923 posts) -

I'd say Code Veronica... but granted I only played Zero on easy because I wanted to get through my backlog quickly, and even then the leeches were a real pain. I still haven't finished Code Veronica - pretty sure I'm stuck in an area with a bunch of hunters with low ammo.