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#1 Edited by Mezmero (1873 posts) -
@jimbo said:

@cashbailey said:

Surely this has to be the Gold standard.

[Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah]

Even the fact that every hipster douchebag plays it at parties to impress girls doesn't diminish the sheer raw beauty of Jeff Buckley's version, which may well be his masterpiece.

I was gonna say this, though really most anything Jeff Buckley covered was better than the original. His covers of "If You See Her, Say Hello" and "The Way Young Lovers Do" on the Live at Sin-e album are awesome.

Most of that album is simply heavenly. Rest in peace Jeff Buckley. I cant think of many covers I like more than the originals but I do enjoy the occasional cover from time to time. The first thing that comes to mind is the cover of Hey Ya by The Blanks.

#2 Posted by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

I'd love a specific category for Best Locomotion of the Generation. I would base it on the tightest, and most responsive of movement controls. Off the top of my head a list of contestants might be as follows:

  • Uncharted 2
  • Prototype 2/ Saints Row IV
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Gears Of War
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Assassin's Creed 2
  • Call Of Duty 4
  • Portal 2
  • Dead Space 2

I'm just spit ballin' here! I can't think of the tightest driving controls right now.

#3 Edited by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

I'm surprised to say that I'm thoroughly enjoying this season of A-sports. Hajime no Ippo is fantastic as expected. I have a feeling Aoki is going to lose but I can't help but root for the guy after that ending. Kuroko no Basket is really silly in its portrayal of basketball though I kind of like it. I'll definitely need to check out that first season at some point. For now I'm enjoying how ridiculous it gets without the context of the characters. The real surprise is Yowamushi Pedal. I find the main character kind of insufferable but this is a genuinely intriguing concept for an anime. Not since Golden Boy have bicycles been so rad. And one of the characters sounds like Billy West doing a Kansai accent.

The odd one out is Ace of Diamond which I stopped watching a few weeks back. I just found the humor super corny and watching it was pretty boring overall. I rather catch up with Major which I'm behind on by like a season or two. And if anyone out there hates themselves then by all means watch Gundam Build Fighters. Some of the action is pretty awesome but everything else surrounding it is absolutely rotten. Don't watch it unless you're feeling masochistic.

#4 Posted by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

Whoa Brotherhood won over AC2 by one percent. Talk about close but those really are 2 fantastic games.

#5 Edited by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

I played both and finished neither. I'll probably give it to Fallout 3 based on how they handled DLC. I really liked what I've played of both but I just couldn't make the time for them. I'm more of an Elder Scrolls dude I suppose.

#6 Edited by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

I didn't like the moments in Portal 2 between actual test chambers where you're traversing larger expansive areas. The levels looked good but it was basically a photo hunt to find the one tiny spot in the huge environment that can make a portal. Portal 1 probably looked too sterile but the experience really was one of a kind at the time. It was just long enough to sell me on the idea of the game play without over staying its welcome. The moment I realized how the portals worked in part 1 I was like, "HOLY SHIT!". When I experienced the various gels in Portal 2 I could only think, "Oh that was neat." The writing may not have been as sharp or plentiful as the sequel but I wouldn't have even been interested in a sequel without the amazing first-person puzzle platforming that was Portal and it came in one of Valve's first and best bundle deals of all time. I vote for the cake.

#7 Edited by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 far in a way is a better looking and better playing game. The sad thing is that you absolutely NEED to slog through Mass Effect if you want to understand anything that's going on in ME2. If not for the botched ending drama we could've counted all three as one singular game of the generation instead of splitting hairs on characters vs story vs world building.

#8 Posted by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

I'm tweeting into a whole new era, @gfunk cracking wise I dare ya, @funk on a whole new level, the Twitter is a blog if the blog was a scribble.

#9 Edited by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

@grissefar: Punk Hazard is still going. You might be better off waiting until it finishes. The pacing has taken a nose dive since the time skip even though I'm still enjoying it. It's just taking too long. One might argue that One Piece has always been that way but it just feels like it's gotten noticeably slower for the New Era. Seems like it's about ready to wrap up the arc in the following weeks but who knows.

#10 Posted by Mezmero (1873 posts) -

Definitely the built in flesh light. Those will probably cause more red rings than the previous generation.