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by dbsmith
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Card Hunter
Replies: 4
Views: 3104

Re: Card Hunter

I did, and enjoyed it quite a bit.
However, given they've stated that the beta will undergo resets before release, I don't see the point in playing much before then, as all my progress would get wiped.
by dbsmith
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general
Replies: 186
Views: 81209

Re: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general

Used Oculus Rift for 10 minutes. Had a headache for the rest of the day :(
by dbsmith
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 539834

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Wadget Eye's Resonance is on sale today on Steam, I have heard good things. It won a few adventure game awards, so I'll pick it up.
Let's hope it doesn't enter my steam graveyard...
by dbsmith
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 539834

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Steam Autumn Sale: Awwww yeah!

New XCOM -33%
Walking Dead -50%
Darksiders 2 -66%

Whole buncha Indie games discounted...
by dbsmith
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 247618

Re: Board games anyone?

Its not so much the expense that bothers me, as I stagger out my purchases over the year, but the huge amount of storage space needed.
I'm storing them all at work atm...
by dbsmith
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Too OCD to Read?
Replies: 7
Views: 4911

Re: Too OCD to Read?

I'm the opposite. I whiz past descriptions way too fast, letting my imagination fill them in in a vague way. Like, if I was to ever describe my visual interpretation of a book, the faces of the characters would probably be blurry or indistinct. But so long as you are enjoying reading, then just read...
by dbsmith
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 124884

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

Get her Daytripper. It's a bit dark in places, but otherwise absolutely brilliant and poignant. No superheroes in sight, too!
If she would want something a bit more actiony, I'd recommend Locke and Key Vol 1.
by dbsmith
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.
Replies: 43
Views: 48913

Re: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.

'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.'
by dbsmith
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 247618

Re: Board games anyone?

I rocked out Rex to my group the other night in place of our usual Battlestar Galactica. First game was a disaster, a guy won in 2 turns because we werent paying attention. The second game was epic, three 2 man alliances, amazing fights with lots of revealed traitors (one player lost 4 leaders to tr...
by dbsmith
Sat May 05, 2012 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 247618

Re: Board games anyone?

We banned the chapel from our games - the most powerful card IMO. And sooo cheap
by dbsmith
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Justified
Replies: 1
Views: 3139

Justified

I couldnt find a post on this show yet so...

I freaking love it. Raylan is such a badass, all the characters are really well fleshed out, the plot developments over an entire season are very satisfying.

S03E01 was one of the best hours of TV Ive seen in a long time.
by dbsmith
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 247618

Re: Board games anyone?

Am thinking of getting Merchants and Marauders. Does anyone recommend or, uh, de-recommend this?
by dbsmith
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 94029
Views: 7334168

Re: Count to a Million

38242
by dbsmith
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: John Carter
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: John Carter

It was stupid, badly written, cliched and quite enjoyable at times.
We had the most fun picking apart the plot and universe walking home after the movie!
by dbsmith
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hunger games
Replies: 79
Views: 15742

Re: Hunger games

The movie was pretty damn close to the book and I thought it was really well done.
by dbsmith
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: In Soviet Russia
Replies: 44
Views: 9369

Re: In Soviet Russia

In soviet russia, bomb disarms YOU!!
by dbsmith
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Replies: 41
Views: 11032

Re: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I thought Fincher's worked better as a movie for the most part. The last third, I definitely felt a strong sense of dread and tension, vs the Swedish one where those feelings were largely absent. At first, I thought Fincher's was way too fast paced, but after the first half hour of exposition, it se...
by dbsmith
Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wesnoth 1.6!
Replies: 41
Views: 7513

Re: Wesnoth 1.6!

I've just started with this game and am enjoying it a lot. However, I'm completely stuck on general strategy for Elves vs Skeletons. I'm in a scenario (Either the first campaign, or South Guard, i cant remember!) about 5 levels in, where theres a bandity town to the south and a skeleton town to the ...
by dbsmith
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Manager App/Website??
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Game Manager App/Website??

Is there a good application or website for managing games?
I'm thinking similar to boardgamegeek but for video games, so i can keep track of what i want to play, review scores i give games, etc...
by dbsmith
Tue May 31, 2011 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Frozen Synapse
Replies: 63
Views: 15258

Re: Frozen Synapse

Me and my flatmate got the game, spent 2 hours last night playing each. It was heaps of fun! Inevitably, after both of us would hit Prime, one of us would yell out "AHHHHH SHIT!" or the like, as best-laid plans were thwarted.
Love it.
by dbsmith
Tue May 24, 2011 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9486

Re: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMI

I could port to flash/web but I'd rather prototype in python. Can focus on quick iterations and improvements, rather than just porting code.
Code size is pretty damn small, its just a rough game mechanic prototype at this stage.
by dbsmith
Tue May 24, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9486

Re: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMI

Fair enough. I didn't really consider that aspect. What would you propose then? Game is in python, it would require python and pygame...
by dbsmith
Tue May 24, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9486

Re: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMI

Strangely enough, I woke up at 2am one night, scribbled down a rough idea for a lockpicking game and went back to bed. A few weeks later, I have a small prototype made in python. If anyone is interested, i could link an .exe in the next week or 2 and get some feedback? You all sound like you know wh...
by dbsmith
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Meat Boy
Replies: 27
Views: 3937

Re: Super Meat Boy

Holy crap the meat golem fight is terrible terrible design. Pure memorisation then he becomes piss easy. Wow i remember this one. I was unaware that you could jump OVER his hands as he swiped them to one side. I tried a few times, failed, so assumed it was impossible. I thus thought the only way to...
by dbsmith
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Interesting but flawed games
Replies: 168
Views: 22914

Re: Interesting but flawed games

Heavy Rain. 'nuff said?
by dbsmith
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 340
Views: 206615

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a boo

Ok so i would love any book similar to either of these 2: Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates - Tom Robbins The GoneAway World - Nick Harkaway I guess i like stories with lots of wit throughout, but still a dramatic story of some sort. And yes, I've read Terry Pratchett. So....recommend me a book...
by dbsmith
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 539834

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Does anyone know of a website that shows the PSN specials whenever they appear?
by dbsmith
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Meat Boy
Replies: 27
Views: 3937

Re: Super Meat Boy

It got slightly more manageable when I managed to unlock Jill, which was more of a matter of sheer blind luck than anything else. I really, really hate it when games do that - present a challenge that you can spend hours upon hours trying to crack without presenting any kind of indication that if y...
by dbsmith
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?
Replies: 90
Views: 21835

Re: The most beautiful animation you've ever seen?

This animation is so beautiful, it brings a tear to my eye everytime i watch it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiARsQSlzDc
by dbsmith
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 60535

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Bought it, will read it this summer.
by dbsmith
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471450

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco. Halfway through. Hooked by the mystery, slighty frustrated at my inability to maintain the various religious historical factions and figures in my head.
by dbsmith
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 539834

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Just bought Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers Seems fun, but quite limited? Based on the millions of cards and combinations and deck-building in magic, having a few pre-created decks seems like a lost opportunity... But enjoying it initially anywho And Puzzle Quest. But I R quite bad a...
by dbsmith
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 385985

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Alright is there a game that is:

RPG
Story driven
with Turn Based Combat

which isn't a JRPG?


I love the Avernum series by Spiderweb Software. Has all of the 3 above things, at the expense of your flashy "next-gen" graphics. Good sized demos available too.
by dbsmith
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Cool Sprite Comics
Replies: 3
Views: 12174

Re: Cool Sprite Comics

a story about a band of antiheroes trying to save the world from evil and those of you who like rpg's or video games in general might enjoy


I'm guessing you've tried Order of the Stick?
by dbsmith
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 264309

Re: Recommend a book

The Magus - John Fowles A brilliant psycho-sexual mystery. I got lost in this book. My thoughts and arrogant youthfulness seemed to mirror that of the protagonist as did the bewilderment at the situation as it escalated. Especially towards the end where he made some damning choices, I felt so in tu...
by dbsmith
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9422
Views: 1497342

Re: Minecraft

Notch, your game is really awesome.
by dbsmith
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So... Why'd you choose your "Top Ten Favourite Games"?
Replies: 134
Views: 29434

Re: Top Ten Favorite Games

Ok heres a new one:
The Typing of the Dead

Why? YOU TYPE WORDS TO SHOOT ZOMBIES!!! What more could you want???
by dbsmith
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 689151

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Minecraft + Dwarf Fortress

Because dreams are free...

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