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#1 Edited by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

Beondegi (Korean steamed silkworm larva) is surprisingly OK.

I will literally eat any seafood you put in front of me as long as it's guaranteed not gonna kill me. Baby octopi are delicious.

I challenge you to try hongeo! Korean stingray. It's a holdover from the days of no refrigeration or preservation techniques. Fishermen long ago noticed that hey, it tastes fucking terrible, but it never goes bad and you can eat it and not starve! It never goes bad because it's drenched in ammonia. You ever smell horse urine? That's ammonia. Stingray is the most absolutely vile thing I have ever put in my mouth. I ate one tiny piece and very nearly threw up and have not touched it since.

#2 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@truthtellah said:

heh. Maybe a little.

I know it would annoy some folks, but how wild would that be? Now, as they're in a transition period, why not take it back to the drawing board?

Though I imagine the best we'd get is Super Metroid HD with maybe 50% more content than the original.

As I noted in my edit above, I don't want to see things get chucked aside for yet another gritty reboot. Not everyone liked Other M. That's fine. But I'm tired of people saying that Nintendo should just start over because they personally didn't like Samus's portrayal in that game. That is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I am sorry, but I have had it.

I am also sorry, but I have also had it. With Metroid. After the ridiculous Other: M (Mother?!?) where Nintendo let someone crap up an awesome franchise with dull cutscenes, ridiculous mother/baby (bottle ship??!?!? Puhlease!!) symbology and turned their previously genocidal bounty hunter protagonist into a morose, frail, six-inch-heel wearing underwear model. Bring on the reboot!

Sorry @jadegl, not intending to derail your blog: another piece of well-written, reasonable discussion on gender issues in the industry. I recently had a similar experience playing as Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City. They use the same awesome gut-wrenching *KAPOW* sounds in melee combat with both Batman and Catwoman. Unfortunately, she's tiny, wafer-thin by comparison and has silly scratching animations with her cat claws. It just feels completely out of place.

#3 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

How's the balance?

#4 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

Good advice. Loom is awesome and sadly eclipsed by the likes of Monkey Island, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango.

#5 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

Emulate them and hack save states. You can completely subvert the grind. Or make the difficulty a complete joke. Many years back, I played through FF1 in an emulator, hacked all my stats to be max and Chaos: the final boss, ran away from me. It was awesome.

#6 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

Technically, tanks are controlled by manipulating the direction of rotation of the treads on each side. If they're both going in the same direction at the same speed, the tank will go in that direction at that speed. If there's a difference in speed, or if they are going in opposite directions, the tank will turn or rotate on the spot. The only game with actual tank controls that I know of is Katamari Damacy.

#7 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

I've about 4 false starts on Resident Evil 4. Never finished it.

#8 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

Arnie without a doubt. Terminator, Predator, Conan, Commando. Relentless awesome!

#9 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

First of all, I make it a point to only own games that I want to play. After that, choosing what to play is cake.

#10 Posted by Sinusoidal (1287 posts) -

Thanks for this. I'm just happy to see some reasonable discussion on a topic that more often than not blows up into a maelstrom of hate filled vitriol.

We need more focus on what the industry gets right and less railing against the lowest-common-denominator-appealing, B-level, cheap titillation. Better representation of women in video games will come from more women getting into video games, not from censorship.

Peach clearly is the best character in SMB2.