• BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 14.

    Sadly I wasn't able to watch it live, but it's been a fun ride. If I were to give a tip, it would be not to rest so close to the room entryway. You'd want to have a lot of space between you and an any...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 13.

    A++ run. This is going great. I feel that Ben has really learnt a lot about thinking carefully about his next move so that he does not give the enemies multiple free hits.

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 11.

    Hmm, the site seems to have eaten my original post, so let's try this again..."Non-modal" means that everything in the game happens in a single, consistent gameplay mode, like in Rogue or Spelunky.An ...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 11.

    "Non-modal" means the game only has a single gameplay "mode" where everything happens, like in Rogue.A classic modal RPG would be Final Fantasy, where exploration and combat happens in separate "mode...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 09.

    I wonder when Ben will learn that sometimes you just have to bail on a level and run for the stairs. SPOILER

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 08.

    Heh, certain classic roguelikes like NetHack and the original DOS port of Angband would make "bones" files of your defeated characters and have them come back to haunt you as ghosts in subsequent play...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 07.

    I expect the series is already done recording, but I just have to keep harping on using diagonal movement (on the numpad). That's how you get around corner without giving them a free hit.

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 04.

    Well Ben... At least you were trying some new things out and hopefully learning a bit this time...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 03.

    @dunbar256 said:I like to think the Ice Monster that killed Ben was the same one that he snuck by in the first room.It likely was. If left alone, monsters will eventually wake up and come after you.

  • BlackLagoon posted a message in the forum topic recommend your literal rogue-likes.... on the General Discussion board

    Angband is an expansion of Moria, which was one of the original games inspired by Rogue in the 80s. It's now open source and available on modern platforms. It's default form is still ASCII, but it doe...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic - Part 01.

    Holy shit this dialog... I thought Bioware was supposed to be top tier. Maybe it's nostalgia talking, but I don't remember LucasArts' Star Wars games from the 90s being this ham handed.

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 02.

    You might need to allow Ben to do an extra run in an episode if he dies than 20-30 minutes in, because these games can be cruel and arbitrary at times - especially to a novice.That said he was being l...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post Part 01.

    I guess you're playing the "original" commercial release by Epyx, but the actual original release was a hobby project for university BSD mainframes "around 1980".Anyway, as someone who played its desc...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message in the forum topic Official PS5 teardown. on the PlayStation 5 board

    @ghost_cat said:I wonder if it voids warranty if you remove the winged plates and do a custom paint job to them? Either way I'm really glad they put out this neat video.I expect that as long as you do...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message in the forum topic The Wheel of Dubious RPGs Episode 006: Dungeon Siege III. on the Dungeon Siege III board

    I actually had quite a good time with this game, moreso than the modern endless grindfests. Though I did actually play it on a console with a friend tagging along.

  • BlackLagoon posted a message in the forum topic [Amazon Fire TV + Android TV] The Giant Bomb Enthusiast App. on the General Discussion board

    @alecgdouglas Hey, thanks for the fantastic app, but I'm having the same issue as several other users here where trying to play videos older than around 6 to 12 months just results in a 404 error. (R...

  • BlackLagoon posted a message on the post SWERY's Top 10 Games of 2019.

    @zombiepie: Sigh, BlackLagoon is hiding in shame having finally given up on the monthly Vita update. Would you belive Square Enix releases a game for it in November?

  • BlackLagoon posted a message in the forum topic current-live API endpoint broken. on the Bug Reporting board

    And it's happening now with the Extra Life stream. I should be able to watch it via the YouTube app, but still, this is getting pretty tiresome.

  • BlackLagoon posted a message in the forum topic current-live API endpoint broken. on the Bug Reporting board

    And now it's suddenly working again. Hope a lasting fix is possible.

  • BlackLagoon posted a message in the forum topic current-live API endpoint broken. on the Bug Reporting board

    And the problem is back again. API returns "video": null right now while the Bombcast is live.