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by Pai
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

aleflamedyud wrote:What's a Spode? I've been too busy to get past the Tribal phase...


Religious fanatics. They like to extract 'tithes' from you under threat of war. =P
by Pai
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

I ignore most of those alerts now, once you have Embassies down on allied planets you can just ignore them. I put Uber Turrets and Bio-stabilizers on all my colonies now, and generally let them fend for themselves. Pirates and Raids are completely ineffective once you have an Uber Turret, and at the...
by Pai
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

So, I was just re-watching a bunch of Spore videos on GameTrailers, and I heard something in an interview that I never noticed before. You can edit your music, and upload it the same way you can upload a creature or vehicle. Does anyone know how that will be used? Will the music you edit still be p...
by Pai
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

First 'full' review of the game here. It's an entertaining read. =)
by Pai
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Started dating a veggie-- HALP!
Replies: 63
Views: 6212

Re: Started dating a veggie-- HALP!

There are many nice vegetarian/vegan recipe blogs out there, as well, that have libraries of recipes, pictures, and reviews. You could check some of those out, too.
by Pai
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

Nintendo isn't the only studio that's capable of making games for the Wii.
by Pai
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

I don't really feel like Nintendo will ever make "higher tier" games. Or at least, make enough of them so that they stop being known primarily for their mascots and super-accessible games (i.e. watered-down gameplay). It seems like there's no way that they would abandon that large portion...
by Pai
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Jebobek wrote:This is why I wanted an individual creature thread, so much drama over what this game "should have been" =/


I've been getting my creature fixes from GamingSteve's Spore forums. There are some really great ones there. You should check out Parkaboy's creature thread, the guy has talent!
by Pai
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

But in the end it boils down to "respect your customers"- which is not surprising advice or new advice And that exposes the problem with most major game design companies assuming that only the hardcore are 'real' gamers (and their only 'real' potential customers). They're cutting themselv...
by Pai
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 234
Views: 18300

Re: Warhammer Online

Phen wrote:They've been pushing back the release date a good couple of times already - why can't they just do that again?


Investor capital only goes so far.
by Pai
Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

Heh. I stopped thinking myself in the hardcore catagory a while back, reading this article reminded me of the reasons why. Although I'm still not sure about lumping game difficulty in with the other 'obstacles' to gaming. I think there is a difference between accessibility and difficulty. A game th...
by Pai
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

He also linked to a video which shows the progression of Nintendo's market share in Japan. I really hope Microsoft and Sony get a clue and do not let this happen. I personally like the highend games that come out on their systems. I don't think they can stop it, frankly. The paradigm shift has alre...
by Pai
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed isn't quite the right way to put it. As this article (and the others on the site) say, they haven't exactly been secretive about it. Well he also mentions almost everyone seems to totally miss it. His other articles are equally good reads, he has a whole series on th...
by Pai
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

willwithskills wrote:WEll, I actually posted before I started reading the article. My bad. I just assumed that's what it was about.

Np, I know the discussion has been rehashed a squillion times, it's easy to have assumed that this post was just another attempt to beat the horse. =P
by Pai
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

I'll stick to the "hardcore" games, thank you very much. I really hope the Nintendo's success with casual games doesn't thin out the hardcore game market. I just really love the deep gameplay, storylines, and graphics that hardcore games provide, which casual games just can't. Even the ca...
by Pai
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 16290

The Wii and it's Audience - Philosophical Musings

It's all been made clear in this article , which is FRELLING BRILLIANT: Nintendo is flying high. Rather than examine the nature of this flight, the birdmen are mesmerized by the feathers. The analysts and executives do not see the concepts of disruption and don’t even understand the Blue Ocean princ...
by Pai
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

You can't make a creature without a mouth. Damn. You can make a very tiny bug mouth and hide it. =) There are lots of little tricks like that. Are you playing on the "full" demo or the free one? I haven't shilled out the ten bucks for the pay one, but my friend did, and the walking simula...
by Pai
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Rippy wrote:I would really love to make some rat-sized carnivores that attack in the hundreds and take down even the largest prey.


I believe that you can add 'pack members' in the Creature Phase when you earn creature upgrades. Not 100% sure tho.
by Pai
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Azrael001 wrote:Here are some of mine...


The Zebra Slug is my favorite, he's an uncommon shape. =)
by Pai
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Anyone made a good pierson's puppeteer? I tried to, but failed miserably. I would love to be able to have a functional one, they're one of my favorite aliens. I don't think you can nest graspers inside mouths to make one actually work ingame, though. Just going by likeness, though, the one by Firta...
by Pai
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

I laughed so hard after seeing this. This one gets two thumbs up. (This is the actual creature, you can just drag-and-drop it into your folder) http://ll-195.ea.com/spore/static/thumb/500/002/195/500002195918.png lol, that's awesome. This one is also pretty wild: http://ll-256.ea.com/spore/static/t...
by Pai
Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Like I said earlier, the demos Wright gave a few years ago are much more impressive than the game that's going to be released. Will Wright has been taking lessons out of Peter Molyneux's book, it would appear. Nothing was removed from the game that can't be added later via expansions. All the basic...
by Pai
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

It should be saving them under your Spore username, unless you haven't registered one yet?
by Pai
Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Or just a patch to cause a discernible change between walking and running would be nice. All but one of my creatures, when running, are basically walking at double the speed. While that may look appropriate for an insect, it'd be so much better if they switched to a bounding run. I have one creatur...
by Pai
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

A 'gait style' menu would be something that could be implemented at a later date too, couldn't it? it seems like they stripped many things down to bare bones (I'm assuming since development were taking way too long otherwise), but there isn't any saying whether or not they will take the time to buil...
by Pai
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Hi all, If this has been put up already I apologize, but I thought we'd post some of the Spore Creatures some of us have been making! Mine's my new avatar! I like your avatar, can I get a copy of the creature? Link your Sporepedia page! =) I've been playing around with making 'less capable' critter...
by Pai
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

... Have you played the demo? They are not just "cartoony". I wouldn't mind "cartoony". They just plain suck. If they could just bend their knees it would maybe be bearable. Edit: Been playing it a bit more, it is pretty fun. With a bit of effort you can kind of force them to wa...
by Pai
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Robin S wrote:I would have thought Spore would aim for low specification requirements, so that as wide an audience as possible could play it.

Also, since this thread has been resurrected, I think it's worth mentioning this.


A free download ftw! Sure it's only got 25% of the critter parts, but still!
by Pai
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Abhorsen Trilogy
Replies: 45
Views: 8039

Re: The Abhorsen Trilogy

Yeah, I loved this series. To get a worthy film adaptation would be awesome, especially since 'undead' themes in this day an age are all 'bio weapon gone wrong' sci-fi type stories, and the fantasy roots of the genre are pretty much ignored.
by Pai
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Underrated & Obscure Games
Replies: 171
Views: 25485

Re: Underrated games

Another game that is really obscure but great is Legend of Legaia. The battle system was based on the tactical arts system, which resembled fighting games involving combinations of up, down, left, and right, and it had a decent length and story. Yes. Actually, Legend of Legaia is my favorite game o...
by Pai
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Underrated & Obscure Games
Replies: 171
Views: 25485

Re: Underrated games

EarthBound and Okami
by Pai
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Ishindri wrote:Also, it would seem that they're going to release some form of the creature creator before the actual game.


Awesome! :mrgreen:
by Pai
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 27868

Re: Myst

As for Myst and Exile, I liked both of them a lot. I think some of the mystery and ambience of the first one was lost on me as I was in middle school (about 12 years old) when I played it, so I like Exile more. Saavedro is an amazing villain, that's for sure, and I liked Amateria more than any othe...
by Pai
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 40730

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

I love creatures, that's the main reason I'm excited about it. Just making up tons of weird lifeforms is huge fun to me. Then again, I loved Maxis' El-Fish (along with like only 4 other people in the world), and all the old Sim games. If Spore only has a niche appeal, I guess I'm totally in that nic...
by Pai
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal!
Replies: 385
Views: 61577

Re: Portal!

rrwoods wrote:[ also, pai, i like your avatar a lot, but pick a game 8) ]


eh?
by Pai
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal!
Replies: 385
Views: 61577

Re: Portal!

EvanED wrote:Am I the only one who was like "eh, whatever" and didn't care beyond the fact that it provided a bunch of good lines from GLaDOS?

Maybe I'm a bot.


It didn't do anything to me, either.
by Pai
Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Replies: 37
Views: 3907

Re: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone here suffers from SAD. I used to think it was stupid, but I have a friend who says she suffers terribly from it and recently invested in one of those happy lights. I have to say, it definitely changed her mood. she used to sleep all the time and never do any...
by Pai
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Author?
Replies: 120
Views: 15200

Re: Favorite Author?

Lois McMaster Bujold, Tanith Lee, & Agatha Christie.
by Pai
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EverQuest II
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

Re: EverQuest II

Jack21222 wrote:I played for a few months when it first came out. Felt like I was beta testing the darn thing.


It's changed a lot since then.
by Pai
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 22405

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

I played Clock Tower for about 5 minutes.

I quickly realized that horror games were not for me. The whole "Holy crap, it's coming for me! Nowhere to hide!" feeling just isn't something I can handle for very long. =P

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