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@wolfhazard said:

It's not Xbox One as of 1 PM EST, anyone know why? It sounds like it's supposed to be out.

The Wikipedia source link [a Siliconera article] says the game won't be on PC/XB1/360 until tomorrow, here you go:

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/05/strider-month-screenshots-show-new-costumes/

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I completed the game and don't seem to remember lag being much of an issue so it might be setup-specific [though that it would be unique to this game is pretty weird]. Maybe I just automatically compensated for it but I never really had a problem with the jumping and have had similar problems in other games--which I guess is to say if you're interested in the game be sure to try it out to see if you experience the lag, free trial etc.

I found the leveling progression to be weirdly problematic to design, at least in the sense that the game's clear inspiration is Mega Man. One of the more exciting parts of Mega Man is taking weapons and playing around with them to find weaknesses of bosses, and it's really easy to get around that almost immediately with the leveling system here. The game also doesn't make regular use of the special weapons and I think only one part of the game even requires using them. Found it pretty enjoyable though, and the price makes it difficult to complain.

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@DjCmeP: I played it for like an hour or so around the time that I bought it, wasn't really into it at all. Kind of felt like one of those old-school isometric grid-based games as far as the main gameplay component [I think there was some weird turn based RPG-esque thing in there too, for hacking or something?], but something about the controls was REALLY bugging me, I remember that much. Aesthetically it's just really boring too. But I guess I got some Steam achievements out of it? Always looking on the bright side etc.

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This is a pretty awesome list idea. Ever since I got my iPod that seems to hold most of my "bathroom games" but Picross 3D was an INSANE bathroom game for me in 2010 and the first half of 2011.

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This list got me thinking about a lot of stuff in my gaming past. The only really strong memory I have of gaming with other people is River City Ransom with one of my best friends; I also have strong memories of playing X-Men with him at the Asheville arcade but River City Ransom was like a nearly daily event for possibly a whole year.  
 
As I started to get older and didn't form the "games I played with friends/family" kinds of memories anymore, it started becoming more what music I was listening to when replaying random RPGs or something. I intensely associate Final Fantasy IX with The Mars Volta, especially with Pandemonium, and it was a weirdly cool fit. I really enjoyed the music in that game but I had just bought De-Loused in the Comatorium and was listening to it constantly, and it had a cool otherworldly sort of vibe to it that really fit FFIX in a way that I now can't divorce from my memory of the game. Every time I hear Cicatriz ESP I start thinking about the rotating elevators in Pandemonium and it kind of weirds me out but I wouldn't really have it any other way. 
 
I have some more bizarre associations from when I was younger--Duck Tales for the NES with The Doors, Super Mario Bros. 2 with Pink Floyd, FRIGHTENINGLY appropriate in retrospect--but that's because my dad would come home from work and listen to those bands while he relaxed and the music traveled throughout the house.  I guess the music memories are the strongest I have; while I played a lot of games with a lot of friends as I was growing up we usually didn't have "go-to" games or anything, the closest being the aforementioned RCR.
 
Outside of that the games that are really important to me are largely insular as far as their impact. The Sierra education-tinged adventure games were very important to me as a kid but it's because I was starting to latch onto adventure games and learn about this genre that was largely unexplored on consoles [although I've come to realize there are some really bizarre console adventure games out there like Beavis and Butt-Head on the Genesis and Pac-Man 2]. I don't have any particular associations with those games, I just know they're important to me. It's more fun for me to think about the games that cross into other mediums somehow, just I guess as some testament to how games can affect me. Final Fantasy IX is better to me because of The Mars Volta and vice versa.
 
In other words I enjoyed the list! Made me think about the things I associate with games and was a pleasant read. Might have to make one of my own, now that I'm thinking about it far too much.

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That music is the fucking worst thing in the world to listen to for a long period of time. I want to see where this goes because while Farmville looks really boring to play it's kind of fun for me to see how the interns and Ryan react to the game. That being said, that music makes me want to die so I hope they mute it in the future.

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@abdo: Yeah, I feel like I'll enjoy most of these games when I finally get around to playing them. Being fooled into buying Mr. Robot is probably one of the lower points of my gaming life though. :(
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Love the list, Jared. I bought Bayonetta off Amazon earlier since they put it on sale for 10 dollars, and I'm stoked to see how it is; also really want to try out Alpha Protocol.

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@wealllikepie said:
" holy shit is this music a braid ripoff or WHAT "
It's a pretty standard Renaissance music style, and in Braid it didn't really build as much as it does in this trailer so I don't see much of a connection there, just some similar instrumentation. 
 
Didn't realize there's going to be a second Trine game so I'm kind of stoked about it, was pretty into the first one. Trailer doesn't really do much for me other than awareness.
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Flying crying orca? Nice.