The Off Topic Lounge: End of All Things Edition

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#551 Posted by ZumaJones07 (16458 posts) -
[QUOTE="ZumaJones07"]do you guys know what happened to gabuex?alexh_99
He left gamespot for a My Little Pony forum. I guess we aren't as "cool" as them :P

guess they were serious in OT then lol, that's funny.
#552 Posted by meetroid8 (21140 posts) -

[QUOTE="meetroid8"]Could I get some feedback on this avi? I pretty much hate it, complete waste of time. I think I'm just going to find another cute Rainbow Dash one >.>alexh_99
anything with my little ponies = no no

Speaking of GabuEx, I don't suppose anyone here has heard anything about that game he's designing? Here's a link.

http://www.equestriandreamers.com/He seems pretty effectively submerged in the brony culture right now. I don't see him ever coming back. :(

#553 Posted by alexh_99 (5378 posts) -

[QUOTE="alexh_99"][QUOTE="ZumaJones07"]do you guys know what happened to gabuex?ZumaJones07
He left gamespot for a My Little Pony forum. I guess we aren't as "cool" as them :P

guess they were serious in OT then lol, that's funny.

Here is his final blog:

http://www.gamespot.com/users/GabuEx/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25944701

#554 Posted by JordanElek (17956 posts) -

Ghost Trick is free on iOS right now.... It's still installing so I don't know if it's like "play for five minutes then buy the rest!" or if it's really the whole game for free, but either way.... If you have an iOS device, GET IT NOW.

Edit: You pay for chapter chunks, so it ends up being $25 for the whole game. But that's still cheaper than the DS version.

Edit 2: I misunderstood the pricing when I saw it the first time. You can either buy the game in three chunks at $5 each, or you can buy the whole thing for $10. That's a steal.

And really, I love that kind of business model. Free to play, try it out, if you're not sure, you can buy a little more, but if you're sold, you can buy the rest. I'm glad to see that more and more downloadable games are going that route.

#555 Posted by lancea34 (6912 posts) -

[QUOTE="ZumaJones07"][QUOTE="alexh_99"] He left gamespot for a My Little Pony forum. I guess we aren't as "cool" as them :Palexh_99

guess they were serious in OT then lol, that's funny.

Here is his final blog:

http://www.gamespot.com/users/GabuEx/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25944701



Seriously... I've watched a few episodes of MLP and while I do like the show I can't see how it can make people be obsessed with it.

#556 Posted by ZumaJones07 (16458 posts) -
i feel like i should watch it to get a better opinion. surely there is some sorcery in it.
#557 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

I think i'm starting to feel nostalgic about Skyward Sword.

Just a little bit....

It's been only a few months,and i'm already nostalgic...but no,i'm not doing Hero Mode yet.

Maybe later this year.

#558 Posted by Omzzz (1440 posts) -
Soooo is there a Mario Kart 7 meet up today?
#559 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -
Soooo is there a Mario Kart 7 meet up today?Omzzz
Super bowl, nope.
#560 Posted by roboccs (7195 posts) -

I think i'm starting to feel nostalgic about Skyward Sword.

Just a little bit....

It's been only a few months,and i'm already nostalgic...but no,i'm not doing Hero Mode yet.

Maybe later this year.

GreekGameManiac

The one time I can really remember a game doing that to me so soon after beating it was Tales of Symphonia. I think around 4 months after beating I dove right back into it again and just had that feeling of nostalgia. Weird feeling when it was a "recent nostalgia" if that makes sense.

#561 Posted by Jaysonguy (37780 posts) -

Less then 3 hours to the Superbowl kickoff, I don't know if I can handle the stress, the Pats NEED to win

#562 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

Less then 3 hours to the Superbowl kickoff, I don't know if I can handle the stress, the Pats NEED to win

Jaysonguy
As Wes Welker is a Texas Tech grad, I am an honorary Pats fan today. I really want to see Brady win another ring. Also, I'm really disappointed in Nintendo not patching Maka Wuhu. I got in it randomly off a ? pick, and ALL 7 OTHER RACERS took the shortcut. Oh well, guess I'll start taking it, I like the track though :(
#563 Posted by Omzzz (1440 posts) -

Also, I'm really disappointed in Nintendo not patching Maka Wuhu. I got in it randomly off a ? pick, and ALL 7 OTHER RACERS took the shortcut. Oh well, guess I'll start taking it, I like the track though :(WreckEm711

Wii Sports Resort and MK7 just don't mix. There's a Wuhu Loop glitch as well which takes you to the finish line...not cool.

I encountered the first bunch of hackers a couple days ago. I was in a lobby where all the guys names were similar (like a clan tag). I kept coming in last place for like 5 races in a row. No matter what items I got, golden mushrooms, bullet bill I would always be so far off from them and come in last. I thought I must suck, but then the next game i saw what items they kept using on the bottom screen, they all kept getting triple mushrooms no matter what place they were in. I promptly left.

#564 Posted by alexh_99 (5378 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Less then 3 hours to the Superbowl kickoff, I don't know if I can handle the stress, the Pats NEED to win

WreckEm711
As Wes Welker is a Texas Tech grad, I am an honorary Pats fan today. I really want to see Brady win another ring. Also, I'm really disappointed in Nintendo not patching Maka Wuhu. I got in it randomly off a ? pick, and ALL 7 OTHER RACERS took the shortcut. Oh well, guess I'll start taking it, I like the track though :(

I was playing with you earlier today if you didn't know. I learned how to do the shortcut just the other day, and tried it out. However only one other person did it with me. If i knew that, then i would have raced fair, its when more than half of the people racing use it that irritates me.
#565 Posted by JordanElek (17956 posts) -

Soooo is there a Mario Kart 7 meet up today?Omzzz
I would have, but I was at a birthday party then at the hospital to meet my new nephew. And now, Super Bowl.

Speaking of which, anybody else deliberately not watching it because you don't care and haven't cared for years but always watched it anyway and finally realized that there's no point? I'm also kind of curious to see people's reaction when they ask me about the game tomorrow and I say I didn't watch it.

#566 Posted by Jaysonguy (37780 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Less then 3 hours to the Superbowl kickoff, I don't know if I can handle the stress, the Pats NEED to win

WreckEm711

As Wes Welker is a Texas Tech grad, I am an honorary Pats fan today. I really want to see Brady win another ring. Also, I'm really disappointed in Nintendo not patching Maka Wuhu. I got in it randomly off a ? pick, and ALL 7 OTHER RACERS took the shortcut. Oh well, guess I'll start taking it, I like the track though :(

Wes is amazing

I'm losing my *(&#@&* over here, too much stress

#567 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -
The best part of the superbowl is over (half time show).
#568 Posted by DDRMom (1360 posts) -
The best part of the superbowl is over (half time show).Haziqonfire
Madonna rocked it! She is still Queen of Pop.
#569 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -
[QUOTE="Haziqonfire"]The best part of the superbowl is over (half time show).DDRMom
Madonna rocked it! She is still Queen of Pop.

I enjoyed it, it was more interesting than the game itself lol.
#570 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4830 posts) -

Yay! Giants won! :D

#571 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

This was hands down the worst year for super bowl commercials EVER. I mean wtf, seriously? They were regular commercials. BLOW.

#572 Posted by wiifan001 (18436 posts) -
My favorite line of the commercials was the "Soup for you!" Jerry Seinfeld reference.
#573 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13933 posts) -

The Pats used to win Superbowls, but then they took a Giant to the knee.

Someone had to do it.

#574 Posted by DDRMom (1360 posts) -
I enjoyed it, it was more interesting than the game itself lol.Haziqonfire
I don't watch the game itself, no interest at all. I might watch if we got the good US commercials but we don't.
#575 Posted by roboccs (7195 posts) -

I can't believe you all thought the halftime show was good. That was trash. An old woman who couldn't move with a bunch of idiots around her.

#576 Posted by meetroid8 (21140 posts) -
Half time was terrible. Nothing but over the top over produced trash. Commercials were meh. Patriots were completely outperformed, that safety killed all of my excitement on their first play. I drove 12 hours up to Massachusetts just to watch it with my grandpa too, what a waste.
#577 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4830 posts) -

I like the new Rainbow Dash icon, meetroid. Much better than the Twilight Sparkle one. :)

#578 Posted by meetroid8 (21140 posts) -
Why thank you. Personally I find this one creepier than the other, them eyes....
#579 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -

I can't believe you all thought the halftime show was good. That was trash. An old woman who couldn't move with a bunch of idiots around her.

roboccs
I thought it was entertaining -- proved Madonna is still the Queen, lol. Also, I like Nicki Minaj, MIA, LMFAO and Cee Lo Green lol.
#580 Posted by roboccs (7195 posts) -
[QUOTE="Haziqonfire"][QUOTE="roboccs"]

I can't believe you all thought the halftime show was good. That was trash. An old woman who couldn't move with a bunch of idiots around her.

I thought it was entertaining -- proved Madonna is still the Queen, lol. Also, I like Nicki Minaj, MIA, LMFAO and Cee Lo Green lol.

Yeah, looking back on my post, that was a wiener-ish thing for me to say. Everyone likes what they like and that's what they like. Also, the game itself was not that great if you ask me. No exciting plays. The 4th quarter was good. I was more pulling for the Giants (sorry Jason) so I was glad to see the team I was rooting for won. Now for the countdown to baseball season. And Star Ocean 4 is awesome.
#581 Posted by DDRMom (1360 posts) -

Madonna is one of those entertainers that you either love or hate. I've been hearing very mixed reviews of her performance and while I enjoyed it I can see why others wouldn't. Her being "old" really has nothing to do with it, she's in such great shape that she could probably dance circles around most people half her age.

It definitely wasn't the worst Superbowl halftime show...personally I think that honor goes to the 1991 Disney/NKOTB halftime show. Google it.

Edited because its won't let me insert a link without getting an error message.

#582 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -
I thought the halftime show was at the same level as the commercials, regular. It wasn't amazing, it wasn't bad, just regular. Except for the crazy light effects, that was Neat
#583 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Wtf is with all those people,including all those scientists,that say souls are just your personality?

That's just....absurd.

It doesn't sound rational at all.

They are pretty much denying there own existence!

#584 Posted by meetroid8 (21140 posts) -

Wtf is with all those people,including all those scientists,that say souls are just your personality?

That's just....absurd.

It doesn't sound rational at all.

They are pretty much denying there own existence!

GreekGameManiac
Can you prove the existence of the soul? What is a "soul" anyway? The body as a biological entity functions perfectly on its own, it doesn't need any sort of spiritual higher consciousness to operate.
#585 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -

Can you prove the existence of the soul? What is a "soul" anyway? The body as a biological entity functions perfectly on its own, it doesn't need any sort of spiritual higher consciousness to operate.meetroid8

I thought that when we lose our souls, we only have one chance to get our souls back and enemies respawn after every time you respawn.

#586 Posted by JordanElek (17956 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreekGameManiac"]

Wtf is with all those people,including all those scientists,that say souls are just your personality?

That's just....absurd.

It doesn't sound rational at all.

They are pretty much denying there own existence!

meetroid8

Can you prove the existence of the soul? What is a "soul" anyway? The body as a biological entity functions perfectly on its own, it doesn't need any sort of spiritual higher consciousness to operate.

Regardless of the whole soul thing, what always trips me out is how we make ourselves move. Think about it. Just put your index finger in front of you and wiggle it up and down. HOW ARE YOU DOING THAT??? I know that the brain sends little electrical signals to the finger, but what tells the brain to do that? And what tells the brain to tell the brain to do that?? :o

#587 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

[QUOTE="meetroid8"][QUOTE="GreekGameManiac"]

Wtf is with all those people,including all those scientists,that say souls are just your personality?

That's just....absurd.

It doesn't sound rational at all.

They are pretty much denying there own existence!

JordanElek

Can you prove the existence of the soul? What is a "soul" anyway? The body as a biological entity functions perfectly on its own, it doesn't need any sort of spiritual higher consciousness to operate.

Regardless of the whole soul thing, what always trips me out is how we make ourselves move. Think about it. Just put your index finger in front of you and wiggle it up and down. HOW ARE YOU DOING THAT??? I know that the brain sends little electrical signals to the finger, but what tells the brain to do that? And what tells the brain to tell the brain to do that?? :o

The cerebellum :)

It's really just a lot of chemical chain reactions that trigger another reaction at certain points, depolarization, repolarization, etc, etc.

#588 Posted by JordanElek (17956 posts) -

The cerebellum :)

It's really just a lot of chemical chain reactions that trigger another reaction at certain points, depolarization, repolarization, etc, etc.

WreckEm711

I know all of that, but SOMETHING has to start those chain reactions. It's not like they're random.

I'm not saying I know the answer or anything, but it makes my head explode to think about it. And since philosophers have tried to answer that question forever and often bring up the soul (or mind), I figured I'd share.

#589 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

[QUOTE="WreckEm711"]

The cerebellum :)

It's really just a lot of chemical chain reactions that trigger another reaction at certain points, depolarization, repolarization, etc, etc.

JordanElek

I know all of that, but SOMETHING has to start those chain reactions. It's not like they're random.

I'm not saying I know the answer or anything, but it makes my head explode to think about it. And since philosophers have tried to answer that question forever and often bring up the soul (or mind), I figured I'd share.

Sensory neurons :) Its really interesting stuff to study, neurology is hands down my favorite part of A&P

#590 Posted by JordanElek (17956 posts) -

[QUOTE="JordanElek"]

[QUOTE="WreckEm711"]

The cerebellum :)

It's really just a lot of chemical chain reactions that trigger another reaction at certain points, depolarization, repolarization, etc, etc.

WreckEm711

I know all of that, but SOMETHING has to start those chain reactions. It's not like they're random.

I'm not saying I know the answer or anything, but it makes my head explode to think about it. And since philosophers have tried to answer that question forever and often bring up the soul (or mind), I figured I'd share.

Sensory neurons :) Its really interesting stuff to study, neurology is hands down my favorite part of A&P

And what makes the sensory neurons fire? :P

We could play this game forever, which is my point. At SOME point, our sentience seems to have an effect on our biological functions.

And don't even get me started on dreams. If you're not someone who dreams very often, you probably won't even believe what people who DO dream could describe. I don't think there's anything supernatural about it or anything, but it makes me realize how much we just don't understand yet about how the brain works. If you know anything about lucid dreaming, you'll know where I'm coming from.

#591 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

[QUOTE="WreckEm711"]

[QUOTE="JordanElek"] I know all of that, but SOMETHING has to start those chain reactions. It's not like they're random.

I'm not saying I know the answer or anything, but it makes my head explode to think about it. And since philosophers have tried to answer that question forever and often bring up the soul (or mind), I figured I'd share.

JordanElek

Sensory neurons :) Its really interesting stuff to study, neurology is hands down my favorite part of A&P

And what makes the sensory neurons fire? :P

We could play this game forever, which is my point. At SOME point, our sentience seems to have an effect on our biological functions.

And don't even get me started on dreams. If you're not someone who dreams very often, you probably won't even believe what people who DO dream could describe. I don't think there's anything supernatural about it or anything, but it makes me realize how much we just don't understand yet about how the brain works. If you know anything about lucid dreaming, you'll know where I'm coming from.

Totally agree with you on dream stuff, TOTALLY baffled. I have a trigger in some dreams where if I see a certain something (I dont really want to tell you guys what it is), I know I'm dreaming and i can just do whatever I want. ITS WEIRD?! Or maybe its just the ILLUSION of being able to do what I want, and yet I'm aware im dreaming? Or is it just me dreaming that I know I'm dreaming! *EXPLODE*

In other news, I love Revelations. I've actually jumped a few times, and I very rarely do that in games.

#592 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -

The last dream I had was really weird ... I was riding around on this thing in the mall:

and in the mall parking lot -- and I went to ebgames and pre-ordered Revelations and the manager (the one near my house, some annoying chick) started hugging me. Then I found some secret atic area of a Walmart and I was roaming around and it was a big arcade.

The thing is the same dream happened multiple times within my dream, but it was split time lines. First the scooter one, then the ebgames one then the Walmart room. It reminded me of that Community episode from season 3 ... lol.

#593 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

[QUOTE="JordanElek"]

[QUOTE="meetroid8"] Can you prove the existence of the soul? What is a "soul" anyway? The body as a biological entity functions perfectly on its own, it doesn't need any sort of spiritual higher consciousness to operate.WreckEm711

Regardless of the whole soul thing, what always trips me out is how we make ourselves move. Think about it. Just put your index finger in front of you and wiggle it up and down. HOW ARE YOU DOING THAT??? I know that the brain sends little electrical signals to the finger, but what tells the brain to do that? And what tells the brain to tell the brain to do that?? :o

The cerebellum :)

It's really just a lot of chemical chain reactions that trigger another reaction at certain points, depolarization, repolarization, etc, etc.

I hate you guys.

Don't you talk to me again in this or any other life.

*shakes head*

:/ that sounds really dumb to me.

What do you mean what's a soul???

It's your spirit.

You are here for a reason,and when you fullfill that destiny(whatever it is)you will ascend to the higher planes.

I'm sure the human race has a destiny.

#594 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -

I hate you guys.

Don't you talk to me again in this or any other life.

*shakes head*

:/ that sounds really dumb to me.

What do you mean what's a soul???

It's your spirit.

You are here for a reason,and when you fullfill that destiny(whatever it is)you will ascend to the higher planes.

I'm sure the human race has a destiny.

GreekGameManiac

Maybe we just respawn IRL.

#595 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Maybe we just respawn IRL.

Haziqonfire

You too,Haz!

I'm sure not everyone here agrees with you guys!

It's just so..close-minded.

Society and science has brainwashed you,i think.

>_>

#596 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -

You too,Haz!

I'm sure not everyone here agrees with you guys!

It's just so..close-minded.

Society and science has brainwashed you,i think.

>_>

GreekGameManiac

I don't really know what happens. I'm pretty much indifferent lol.

By the way, if any of you guys want Radiant Historia for the DS it's getting a reprint (although it's not listed on the US stores anywhere). I pre-ordered it from Amazon Canada, but ebgames Canada has it listed too.

#597 Posted by JordanElek (17956 posts) -

Totally agree with you on dream stuff, TOTALLY baffled. I have a trigger in some dreams where if I see a certain something (I dont really want to tell you guys what it is), I know I'm dreaming and i can just do whatever I want. ITS WEIRD?! Or maybe its just the ILLUSION of being able to do what I want, and yet I'm aware im dreaming? Or is it just me dreaming that I know I'm dreaming! *EXPLODE*

WreckEm711

I took a couple months last year to teach myself how to have that kind of dream more often and ended up having one three or four nights a week. And I learned through that process that ALL those nights in my childhood when I got up to go to the bathroom and the lights wouldn't turn on when I flipped the switch were just dreams all along. :o

My most intense lucid dreams are even more vivid than reality, and for some reason, those ones always involve some kind of impressive display of nature, like a sunset over an ocean as I'm floating above the clouds or an amazing gardenish landscape with a waterfall and stream. I wake up from those dreams in awe.

And there are SO many times that I wake up and get mad at myself for not realizing that I was dreaming. It's hilarious how our brains can just treat the absurdities of some of our dreams as unextraordinary things... like last night when I dreamed that I was lying on my back on the road, sliding at a good 20-30mph down US20 through Amish country and trying to avoid horse crap on the road. It's funny how THAT doesn't make me realize that I'm dreaming, but if I dare to flip a light switch and it doesn't turn the light on, then I know right away that I'm dreaming.

#598 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

[QUOTE="WreckEm711"]

[QUOTE="JordanElek"] Regardless of the whole soul thing, what always trips me out is how we make ourselves move. Think about it. Just put your index finger in front of you and wiggle it up and down. HOW ARE YOU DOING THAT??? I know that the brain sends little electrical signals to the finger, but what tells the brain to do that? And what tells the brain to tell the brain to do that?? :o

GreekGameManiac

The cerebellum :)

It's really just a lot of chemical chain reactions that trigger another reaction at certain points, depolarization, repolarization, etc, etc.

I hate you guys.

Don't you talk to me again in this or any other life.

*shakes head*

:/ that sounds really dumb to me.

What do you mean what's a soul???

It's your spirit.

You are here for a reason,and when you fullfill that destiny(whatever it is)you will ascend to the higher planes.

I'm sure the human race has a destiny.

Lol easy bud, I wasn't saying anything against souls, just motor neurons :P @Jordan, that's awesome, my lucid dreams aren't as majestic, they're more primal -_-
#599 Posted by JordanElek (17956 posts) -

Lol easy bud, I wasn't saying anything against souls, just motor neurons :P @Jordan, that's awesome, my lucid dreams aren't as majestic, they're more primal -_-WreckEm711
lol, I know what you mean. It helps to think of a goal while you're awake to accomplish the next time you're dreaming.

Just for fun, the last goal I had was to make a house explode around me. I don't know what made me think of trying to do that, but I got the chance to try it and I totally failed. I went to the middle of my house, floated a little into the air and brought my legs and arms to my chest so that I could gather energy and explode it out. I was able to do that much, but it was so weak that it just kind of fluttered the curtains or something.

I think I just need to train in high gravity for 15 straight episodes before I'm able to do that.

#600 Posted by alexh_99 (5378 posts) -

I wish i could have lucid dreams, but i hear that they are really hard to get. i can barely remember my dreams right when i wake up, let alone control them.