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#1 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

Right, and everyone's subjective definition of what is outside of bounds is different, a lot of people happen to believe whether the bug or exploit is within the code or put into the code by an outside device it's still cheating. The only way to make a fair comparison is if everyone plays by the same rules. If everyone is off doing their own thing because "in my opinion its not cheating" then there's no competition because everyone is playing some different modified new version in their own world. There's no half measure.

What we have here is a guy who designed his own game around tasks contained in the cart, got popular because the game was OoT, and got very very skilled at some weird player hack of a game with new rules. The article is leading with a foot that's implying this is somehow a feat connected with OoT, equating a 20 hour normal clear with flawed code that created an entirely separate game.

As someone who grew up in 8 and 16 bit eras, these types of articles are misleading fresh blood into believing taking advantage of glitched code is skill at the game. It's disrespectful to those who put effort into creating the extraordinary mechanics in some of these games that were meant to be used and not exploited. It's almost a form of plagiarism.

It is much easier to beat OoT in 20 hours, than it is 18 minutes.

#2 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

Hey, the hype intro/team select is up if you guys want to peep it again.

#3 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

@iamterics: Yeah there's so many games now, that especially with the low entrant older games, it can be tough to find time to fit them on stream. Still should be a great event. So many streams.

#4 Edited by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

Stream Schedule (all times are PDT)

It should be noted that Super Smash Bros. Melee Pools will probably be streamed on Team Spooky's twitch channel (Saturday 10am PDT), but it was omitted from the schedule because that isn't nailed down yet.

#5 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

@oginam said:

@patrickklepek I think Demon/Dark Souls' "veterans" are often times just frustrated by how the game is talked about. So, though you don't owe anyone an apology, I think it's pretty clear you understand the game by what you said above and I wish you the best of luck in Dark Souls 2.

Also, tell Jeff to quit being a baby and play Dark Souls. Just tell him it's basically a fighting game but you need to be more patient with your counters and movement...it's like Divekick, tell him it's like a more methodical Divekick - I think he'll understand that.

Fighting games and Dark Souls have a lot in common. Understanding the risk behind throwing unsafe moves out with a lot of recovery, analyzing player behavior to counter. You saying you need to be more patient with counters and movement in Dark Souls is selling a fighting game short, however.

#6 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

@reelife said:

"The Thing was adapted into a pretty great video game" ... What?

The Thing was a great game. That's not a typo.

#7 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

I stand my console vertically whenever possible, It's tough finding room for like 12 consoles in a 12x12 room.

@cmblasko said:

I've never really oriented any of my consoles vertically, so it's not a big deal to me. It always seemed like a hassle to set them up like that.

Super big hassle, gotta rotate it 90 degrees and all.

#8 Edited by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

Guys we should hate this! Remember when MS was going to do this and you all bitched and moaned.

That's not why people bitched and moaned. They took it away as some imaginary crux, like we can't have both used game sales AND family sharing. lol

#9 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

@verendus said:

I'm not big fan of trance/techno or overly-metal remixes of FF tracks. I did enjoy the first 30 seconds or so though.

Compression Of Time is awesome track though, FFVIII had some seriously underrated tracks overall. I don't know why, maybe it's because the soundtrack wasn't as "consistently good" as FFVII or IX for comparison.

I would definitely say both 7 and 9 are considerably weaker. Certainly 9 has its tracks though.

#10 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

And the results of my week-long labor making the guide and emulator practice. My first complete speedrun of Castlevania 3. This is a great time considering the safe strats I used. Goes to show you anyone can do this if they really apply them self.