• Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Some great, lesser known, female video game characters?. on the General Discussion board

    I always liked Sis from Alpha Protocol. She's very tough and dangerous, but there is also a vulnerability to her. Plus some of the missions involving her are some of my favorite in the game. I wish th...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic What game am I thinking of?. on the General Discussion board

    Gods Will Be Watching?

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic What old anime would you recommend (pre-90s I guess)?. on the Off-Topic board

    @bigmess: Some of the tv series and a few of the movies are on Hulu. The Castle of Cagliostro is one of the best.

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic What old anime would you recommend (pre-90s I guess)?. on the Off-Topic board

    I think Lupin holds up really well, but then again it's one of my favorite series so I might be a little biased. I'm not normally interested in live-action adaptations of anime, but the new Lupin mov...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic What Are You Reading Duders? November 2014. on the Off-Topic board

    @robsamuel: Nothing to Envy is really good. It definitely paints a vivid picture of what it's like for people in North Korea.I've been reading two books. First, Tocqueville by Harvey Mansfield. It's ...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic I am going to the Grand Canyon.. on the Off-Topic board

    Like the others have said, the Grand Canyon is really something you need to see in person to fully appreciate. You don't realize just how big it is until you are standing right there.One of the nices...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Calling all sports fans!. on the Off-Topic board

    @i_stay_puft: I remembered hearing stuff for a while about a plan to possibly put a new arena either south of downtown or over in Renton or Bellevue, but I hadn't heard anything since then so I wasn't...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Calling all sports fans!. on the Off-Topic board

    @i_stay_puft: When I was little I had this big three foot tall Detlef Schrempf sticker on the wall of my bedroom. The Kemp/Payton/Schrempf/McMillan era was probably the last time I watched basketball...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Stylish Hack and Slash Suggestions. on the General Discussion board

    It's a little different, but Shadow of the Damned is pretty stylish and has some fun combat. It also has a few really weird sidescrolling shooter levels which are kind of out of place but still oddly...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Can you play this game single player?. on the Star Wars: The Old Republic board

    Like Pazy said, playing through the starting areas for each class is a good idea so you can get a feel for which class and which storyline you might like best. I think the Agent storyline is really go...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic One the hunt for True Crime (not the game) that I don't hate. on the Off-Topic board

    True Crime really isn't my thing. I've tried to read it before, but I can never get into it unfortunately. Still, I might be able to suggest some crime related nonfiction that you might enjoy.The Devi...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Japanese > English Translation... Quirk?. on the Off-Topic board

    It's difficult to say without specific examples, but it sounds like what you're describing is something that is somewhat lost when translated out of Japanese. For instance, it is acceptable in Japanes...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Most tedious thing you've ever done.... on the Off-Topic board

    @slaps2 said:So I'm in the process of converting an entire Japanese dictionary into online flashcard form (don't ask why). Noting that I'm on pace to finish in late December, it dawned on me that thi...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Take me out to the ball game. on the Off-Topic board

    To me, the single greatest game I ever saw was game 7 of the 2001 World Series. Coming down to a game 7, tight game, Randy Johnson coming out of the bullpen after pitching the game before, and then th...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic The EverQuest Retirement Home for the Nostalgic. on the EverQuest board

    I definitely have a huge soft spot for Everquest. I've put far more hours into EQ and EQ2 than any other game and I have so many fond memories of both of them. It's kind of funny to think back and re...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic What are you listening to duders?. on the Off-Topic board

    Iggy Pop - The Passenger A classic. Also covered by Siouxie and the Banshees.The Vaccines - Panic Attack The most upbeat song about having a panic attack that you'll ever hear.

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic A game you were exicited for, only to be disappointed. on the General Discussion board

    I'm more likely to expect a game to be bad and then be pleasantly surprised when it's not, so I had a hard time thinking of any game I was really disappointed in. Then I remembered Tomb Raider. I've b...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Who is your least favorite author excluding Stephine Meyar. on the Off-Topic board

    @mikaelboogart: I've never read A Wise Man's Fear and I've never been able to finish The Name of the Wind. I've tried reading it twice and both times I gave up halfway through. I felt like it read li...

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic Who is your least favorite author excluding Stephine Meyar. on the Off-Topic board

    Without a doubt, my least favorite author is John Knowles. Granted, I've only read one of his books, but I hated A Separate Peace so much that I refuse to even consider reading any of his other books....

  • Mechanical_Ape posted a message in the forum topic What is the saddest anime show you have seen. on the Off-Topic board

    Clannad is definitely sad, but I always thought Kanon was much sadder. Particularly Makoto's story. It's the most nonsensical and ridiculous story of the series, but it makes me cry every time I watc...