ShaggE's forum posts

#1 Posted by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

"Stronghold Crusader 2

Since you recently played Bad Mojo: Redux"

... Thanks, Steam. Not seeing the connection there, but... thaaaaanks. (not a complaint in the least. Baffling recommendations are one of the things I love about Netflix)

#2 Edited by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

I have a terrible habit of listening to particular songs/albums until I get burned out on them (I say as I listen to Abney Park's "Taxidermy" album for the billionth time... but it's so good! I could do eight paragraphs here and now on how amazing Abney Park's pre-steampunk era was), so I have a long list of songs I can't listen to anymore, or at least for a few years.

Fiona Apple's "Extraordinary Machine" (the song, not the album) comes to mind, as I had an MP3 player that, when set to shuffle, would seem to play that song constantly. I've grown to loathe the opening of it, and it was never my favorite of hers anyway.

Another big one is most of Marilyn Manson's "Mechanical Animals". Fucking incredible album, maybe their best and easily in my personal top 5 albums, but I overplayed the shit out of it. Same with "Holy Wood" and "Golden Age of Grotesque" (but I can listen to that one and "Antichrist Superstar" many times more).

#3 Posted by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

Heh, I just finished this game today, and I've been rolling it around in my head.

... Yeah, I hate to admit it, but it wasn't very good. I actually like Quantic Dream's stuff, but this didn't have the balls-out madness of Indigo Prophecy or the polish and fun of Beyond: Two Souls, and instead was an interesting but poorly written game. The last half hour was so shoddily put together that when the Origami Killer was revealed, I just sighed and shook my head. Maybe I missed something plotwise due to Madison (what a nothing of a character she was) and Jayden dying via QTE, and Ethan getting locked away under charges of awful acting, harboring an illegal red herring, and pressing X to Jason in a public area. Buuuut I doubt it.

#4 Posted by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

I haven't, but I plan to at some point. Dhoom in particular looks ridiculous and amazing.

#5 Posted by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

Early 90s, probably games. Don't remember. But two major internet memories I have: Trying and failing to get Duke 3D multiplayer going with other kids in my neighborhood in '96, and spending hours downloading the 17MB House of the Dead demo in '98.

I played the everloving fuck out of that five minute demo, trying to get as far as I possibly could before the timer ran out. I miss milking every ounce of content fifty times over from each game, good or bad, back then. These days, the mix of online sales, being a grown-ass man, and spending my own money makes the games I buy a lot more expendable and less memorable. I couldn't tell you shit about half of the games I played this year, but hand me a random shareware game and I could probably run through it on muscle memory alone.

Err... anyway... the internet, man. "Under construction" gifs, MIDI music, and poorly chosen garish backgrounds that made you highlight the text just so you could read it. Sites that required Netscape Navigator to be viewed properly. Web portals. Ow, my nostalgia.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

8.8!? More like Jeff WORSTMANN!

#angryhashtag #jointheconversation #teambrad

#7 Posted by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

Both and more. While I'm all about horror every day of the year, October is when I just absolutely immerse myself in it. My October motto: "Not horror? Not interested."

#8 Edited by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

Man... I've played way too many of these. What am I doing with my life?

Obviously, there's no released game that only one person has played, but I'll toss in Maabus, because I never skip a chance to say "Hey, guys, Maabus. Fuck that game. Also, you should play Maabus."

No, really, find and play this game. It's the hottest of hot garbage, and I love that it exists.

@maystack said:

I have no idea if this is a well known series or not, this is the only one I've played of them and never heard anyone talk about it. I don't even know if it was an actual game or not, or more of a simulator thing.

Definitely well-known. It has a really dedicated community, not unlike The Sims community in its fervor. Such a cool, bizarre, infuriating series. GOG has them all, for the record... I recommend trying the first two as well. The first one is a bit hard to get into by comparison, but it's worth a couple of bucks as a curiosity and a time capsule of the "virtual life" trend. The second and third hold up far, far better.

#9 Posted by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

Okay, that was really cool. A bit scattershot, but nicely creepy and funny, with an excellent ending. I especially like the nod to the two-sentence story "Knock" ("The last man on earth sits alone in a room. There is a knock at the door."). As good as Blink? Ehhh... maybe not, but I really enjoyed it.

Next week's episode looks fun. No show does tonal whiplash quite like Doctor Who.

#10 Edited by ShaggE (6459 posts) -

Toilets, condiments, plates, pants, hats, Sausalito, basic culinary skills, signs that say "No shirt, no shoes, no service", Olive Garden, any fast food place with seating, that WWF cookbook that J.R. did, J.R. himself, any music not consisting of guitarist/bassist/drummer/vocalist, Salad Shooters, public swimming pools, the works of R.L. Stine, turducken, and the Double Down chicken sandwich.

(I say all of this with love in my fancy-ass heart. Dan is great)