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The original Perfect Dark (N64) is coming to Xbox arcade this Winter! I guess this was announced at E3, but somehow I just heard about this today. Great news, I cannot think of a game more worthy of being played on Xbox LIVE than Goldeneye or Perfect Dark. The masses of cussing 12 year olds on Xbox LIVE may kick my ass time and again at games like Halo 3, but when I finally get my hands on my precious primitive old school multiplayer FPS that is Perfect Dark, I'll be the one doing the ass kicking! HAAA HAAAAA HAAAAA HAAAAAAA!... errr... ehem... isn't this exciting?

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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You guys are making me want to find my game boy color, even though I got no clue where it is.  MUST FINISH YELLOW DAMN IT!

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Heh, yeah, I'm well on my way to finishing Yellow.  Just kicked Team Rocket out of Saffron City and am about to go for my fifth badge against Sabrina.  Oh, and this morning, I traded a Kadabra to myself to get an Alakazam.  Because that's just what you have to do when you have no Pokemon-playing friends anymore.  ^_~

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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So I've lately been playing some old school PC FPS's from around 2000, and damn, I really missed out on a lot! "Deus Ex" and "No One Lives Forever" have become my new obsessions.

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I tried to play No One Lives Forever 2 on my dad's nice 6gig rig, but there's a conflict with Vista that makes the sound inoperable. And sound is a huge portion of the NOLF charm.

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Well, I finally beat Pokemon Yellow with a total of 65 of the little beasts, which I think is pretty good considering I wasn't really trying for all of them.  Sadly, I missed my chance to get Mew, and I even said "fuck it" to getting Mewtwo.  Once I beat Gary, I stopped playing immediately.  And my team:

Pikachu (almost dead weight by the end of the game, but decent against those weak to thunder, and since it was the Yellow Version, I felt it was a pre-requisite to keep him along; otherwise, I could have just played Red)
Raticate (also felt like a weak link and was one of the few holdovers from my original party ten years ago, but I underestimated him because he was the last-standing Pokemon who took down Gary)
Blastoise (since my original game was a Squirtle game, it felt good and comfortable having him around)
Venusaur (Razor Leaf kicks ass, pure and simple.  Even against those types where it's not very effective, I often scored one-hit KO criticals)
Charizard (loaded him up with HMs:  Dig, Strength, and Fly were all him.  It's so cool getting to use all three starters)
Alakazam (never used a psychic before and didn't know what I was missing.  So overpowered against so many types it should be illegal)

Well, that's my story!  And now I'm the greatest Pokemon trainer of all time.  I don't care what the rest of you say.  That's what the game told me, so it must be true!

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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I think my final team was Pikachu, Blastoise, Charizard, Venusaur, Kabutops, and Aerodactyl, although I think Mewtwo had taken the place of one of them, but I can't remember which. Also, Butterfree is not to be underestimated; in my re-playthrough (which I've put on hold), I've been absolutely slaughtering with him.

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I always had a Butterfree in my party.  Its mix of psychic powers and status modifiers is not to be trifled with.  When I was 6 it was all I trained - so I was going up against the elite four with a level 75 Butterfree and the rest of my pokemon in their 30's/40's.  XD

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Wow.  Through this playthrough, I had a Butterfree as one of my original 6, but he was actually the first one I replaced.  Maybe I should have given him more of a chance.

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Butterfree seemed to be the best way to beat Brock, as having Pikachu as your first Pokemon in Yellow, with Brock as the first trainer, is a rather cruel joke.

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Is it wrong that I chuckled out loud there from the memories?

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Hmm, it's only been a couple of weeks since I beat Brock, but I've honestly already forgotten how I defeated him.  I'm fairly certain I still had Butterfree at my party at that point... well, one of his forms.  I doubt he had evolved that far yet.

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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You know what I always hated?  You couldn't cheat your way through and just get a Metapod - had to be a Caterpie, or it only knew harden.  That was SO annoying - although, you could do the swap method.  But the swap method is, well, you know...

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I hardly considered that to be a bad tradeoff.  I mean, I was trying to complete my Pokedex relatively thoroughly, so starting with a Caterpie was not only advantageous (having actual attacks) but entered another spot on my list.

There is no lingerie in space...

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don't exist... then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks... and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming... Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Ouch! That sucks Chaltab. Hope you are able to some how recover it.

 

Anybody else keep up with IGN's Top 25 consoles of all time? As a self proclaimed "console historian" I found it a very enjoyable watch, and surprisingly, I agreed with their decisions more often than I thought I would. Kind of fun watching them in order, and trying to guess where things will rank.

25 - 21  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0jTQjHwTU&feature=related

20 - 16  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VlIHVv_IhQ&feature=related

 15- 11  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfDr3cc-dqw&feature=channel

  10 -6  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BsonComv9o&feature=channel

   5 - 2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3cFmSQLOEU&feature=channel

      #1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYzDpQBiK2s&feature=channel

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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Sorry to hear about the X-Box, Chaltab! Was your house broken or something?

Nice list, C3PX. When I first saw where some of them ended up, I thought 'what?!', but later thought '...yeah, makes sense.'

I like how they mention the Nintendo Seal of Quality. How does that explain garbage like Back to the Future II & III? Haha. Oh, and it was cool to see Comix Zone! I love that game.

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My brother was the last person to leave and I don't know if he locked the door. A white car was seen at my house.

The X-Box, my wi-fi adpater for it, the two controllers, and Bioshock, were the only things stolen. They left my Wii, PS2, dozens of games and movies, two computers, etc. It's a friggin' bizarre crime.

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Wow, that is weird. Of course, given the choice between a Wii, a PS2, and an Xbox 360, I'd take the 360 any day of the week. And maybe it was just easier to take than the computers. Or maybe your 360 itself took the wi-fi adapter, the game, and the controls and ran away (perhaps he was getting tired of having his named spelled "X" hyphen "box" instead of an "Xbox"). At least they didn't take any of your other games, as the system can be replaced relatively inexpensively, but games tend to add up in price quite rapidly, expecially if you have a few fairly recent titles in there. On a strangely related note, I just recently found out that Xbox's and 360's all have personal given names. Weird eh? It will show up on a few old Xbox games, such as the original Halo while in multiplayer. I know feel a much closer bond with my 360 now that I now his name, which it just so happens turns out to be a really cool name.

On to the discussion of IGN's list,

"Any list that ends in the words "of all time" is doomed."

I wouldn't say all such lists are "doomed". I think most people look at those kind of lists exactly as they are intended to be looked at, as entertainment and something to be considered and perhaps even discussed, rather than leave with the feeling that the makers of the lists are trying to declare themselves gods and are attempting to carve into stone the definitive best whatevers of all time. I notice a lot of people get bend out of shaped and pissed off every time they hear the words "top however many of all time", I noticed via the youtube discussions that many PS3 fans have gotten really bent out of shape over this particular list. Obviously the best "anything of all time" is very subjective, and should never be taken as a cause for offense, but rather with a grain of salt. I thought this particular list, however, was very well thought out, (the criteria included the influence on the market it had during its time, how they revolutionized the industry, as well as the kind of influence it had on the list makers during their childhoods).

I felt #1 and #2 on the list were very appropriately choosen, one having been kind of the last gasp of a dying market and the other representing the rebirth of that same market. I was pleased to see PS2 and SNES in the top five, I still feel that they are two of the finest systems every designed. Every generation seems to have that one system that just clings on and will not let go well into the next gen. I remember back when SNES were being clearanced for $49.99 and selling like mad well into the PSX/N64 era, and now we have the PS2, released an impressive nine years ago (hard to believe it has been that long) still being sold and having new games released on it.

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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I was thinking that it seems like they took the system to play it. The crime makes no sense if they were just grabbing stuff to pawn.

 

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That'd be funny if get online and see someone else using your LIVE account, you could play a game or two with the guy who robbed you, then kindly plead with him to return it. Still weird he only took one of your games.

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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Well we've only lived here a few months so Bioshock and GTA4 were the only Xbox360 games not in storage.

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That was fortunate. Guess they were not GTA fans, or they somehow didn't see it.

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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You kids scare me with all your talk about these POKEYMANZ.

"I HAERD YOU LIEK MUDKIPZ?"

 

So sure!