Compiling.. wrote:xkcd... where EVERYONE loves EVERYONE...
Mods (and people who have self-deleted their posts in this thread) have no idea what you're talking about.Armadillo Al wrote:EDIT: Woot, ST goaded me into a pagetopper! I feel special.
torontoraptor wrote:Internet is a zombie, and it is eating our brains.
*Remember when gamer magazines contained helpful with hints and there were published game guides? Is this still a thing?
SexyTalon wrote:... huh. How many pages are in your Fleeting Thoughts thread?
TimelordSimone wrote:I basically agree with what OBrien said, but I did actually read the whole thing.
Menacing Spike wrote:1915! Time for trench warfare!
poxic wrote:You, sir, have heroic hair.
philsov wrote:*Remember when gamer magazines contained helpful with hints and there were published game guides? Is this still a thing?
Ooooh, yes. I used to have one of the first nintendo powers, which had a fold-out map of the Legend of Zelda, with markers for gambling spots and bitter old men who'd charge you cash just for breaking through their wall and dungeon entrances and everything. The markers were for the 2nd quest, but its application towards the normal quest were MARVELOUS on a game that had a giant, detail-less brown box to serve as a minimap.
It's... still a thing to a small degree. I'm pretty sure most magazines have dried up or severely cut costs, but guides are still flourishing enough to warrant further printing. I think the target audience is more as gifts from friends/parents or whomever who want to be nice toward their gamer friend/family while being oblivious that there's a plethora of information available online. Some people still prefer them since they're ready-printed instead of constantly alt-tabbing too. The Skyrim guide, for example, is a tome to the tune of.... *looks up* 656 pages.
Edit: Holy balls my mind just blew up.
You sure that's not from the original? Because the inlet definitely is, unless it's just superimposed upon a Zelda II map for some reason.
Xeio wrote:You sure that's not from the original? Because the inlet definitely is, unless it's just superimposed upon a Zelda II map for some reason.
It Should Be Real wrote:Fuck the wizard.
We're doing this manually.
broken_escalator wrote:Everyone knows afros are a hard counter to petrification.
poxic wrote:When we're stuck, flailing, and afraid, that's usually when we're running into the limitations of our old ways of doing things. Something new is being born. Stick around and find out what it is.
RollingHead wrote:Random question that doesn't need its own thread: do most people kiss their pet cats? I was recently told that I'm an exception for not doing this, but the guy who I had this conversation with is allergic to cats so I'm not sure where that observation came from.
That's a pretty weird complaint from someone who loves Zelda II, since most of its items have no other use. The boots and raft just let you cross water, the flute moves a monster and opens a dungeon, the hammer destroys path-blocking boulders and the magic key doesn't even pretend to be anything else. You might be able to use the glove to make a pit and trap enemies, but other than that, it's a key to block locks. The only other items are the candle and cross, which just let you see things in the video game.That Zelda essay mentioned above wrote:A lock is not only something opened with a silver key. A grapple point is a lock; a hookshot is the key. A cracked rock wall is a lock; a bomb is the key. That wondrous array of items you collect is little more than a building manager’s jangly keyring.
I've seen game guides in bookstores fairly recently. Guides from the creators may have more info than on-line walkthroughs, since they put the info in the game in the first place. Plus, they're more convenient for people who don't have a computer in the same room as the console. I don't know about game magazines, though. They can only dedicate a few pages to a game, and I don't imagine that satisfying anyone wanting hints. Maybe they're more focused on previews now, so you can decide what games look interesting enough to buy.meridian wrote:*Remember when gamer magazines contained helpful with hints and there were published game guides? Is this still a thing?
Dthen wrote:Do the forums have a parkour/freerunning/tricking thread? I'm too lazy to search.
Oregonaut wrote:You are a fucking idiot. (Insult.)
You say that you disapprove of sex before marriage, but you are fucking that idiot. (Ad hominem.)
You say that you disapprove of sex outside of marriage, but you are fucking your mom. (Ad mominem.)
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