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    curl-6 So apparently I've managed 2 years without a ban. I must be losing my edge
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    So, since you still play 360 games, have you played Dead Rising?

    I played the Wii version back in like 2015, wasn't really my cup of tea. I did just pick up Evil; Within though. Skipped it on release cos people told me it was very difficult and I am easily frustrated, but it reminds me so much of RE4, my fav game ever, that I finally caved haha

    on 07 April 2019

    Hm, too bad, I really enjoyed it. The Wii version of Dead Rising is actually based on RE4 iirc, even reuses Leon's gun animations I think. The 360/PC version are much different, practically a different game, doesn't mean you'd like it mind you just kind of interesting. The game was basically remade just for the Wii haha.

    I still need to play a RE one of these days. I own Remake 1 and RE4 on Steam.

    I'm surprised The Evil Within hasn't seen a Switch release yet. Where'd you get it on?

    on 07 April 2019

    Found EW on Xbox 360 on clearance at EB Games for $8 so grabbed it on impulse. I figure even if it's just okay, it's only $8, and who knows, maybe I'll love it.

    on 07 April 2019

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    So apparently I've managed 2 years without a ban. I must be losing my edge

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Changed my mind, FC3 is shit. Enemies hitting you 500m away through 10 layers of bushes = broken.

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Far Cry 3 is a good game but crikey it runs like a stoned tortoise on console

    < Cobretti2 posted something on curl-6's wall:

    How did the Friday dating event go?

    Well I didn't pick up, but I did have fun. Kissed a girl on the dancefloor (first kiss since 2014) but realized shortly afterwards that she was super super drunk, so I had to pass her on to one of the security guards who was luckily able to find her friends to look after her. Still, got some social practice, got a confidence boost by getting attention/praise for my dancing, and at least I tried

    on 11 January 2019

    Well one step at a time. At least you trying, Drunk or not girls generally don't just kiss a guy anyway unless they want to. So def keep that as a positive confidence booster.

    Only thing I would do next time is maybe try to find her friends first with her, that way you get some browny points that you area nice guy with her friends. That way if they see you in that place next time they may remember you and approach.

    PS - the only time I ever danced was at my wedding haha. So you one step up here on me. I never really got into dancing just no rhythm lol.

    on 11 January 2019

    Oh I have no rhythm either haha, my "dancing" is basically an adaption of my autistic "stimming" where I just spaz out to the music but it generally gets a good response as it gets people's attention and people paise you for being confident enough to go so nuts haha

    on 11 January 2019

    Well i didn't know what stimming was, so had to google it.

    I do that hand movement sometimes when I get excited. I just thought it was a gwerk lol. Done it since I could move my hands lol.

    Well whatever you call the dance at least you have the courage to go out there.I never did cause to me I had no rhythm and didn't want to look like an akward tree standing there lol

    on 15 January 2019

    < Cobretti2 posted something on curl-6's wall:

    If you haven't caught up with that girl yet, take her here. Little nerdy but all the younger people at work rave about it lol. SO perhaps hipster enough for younger people shrug.



    https://www.facebook.com/bartronica/

    Thanks man, I actually have been there before, it's really good. Unfortunately, it turns out she's taken haha

    on 06 January 2019

    Yer it is cool. But i fear no place lol, so not sure what the younger people consider normal.


    DAMN SHAME!!

    on 06 January 2019

    Yeah bit bummed to be honest, but oh well, nothing to be done but continue the search.

    on 06 January 2019

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Never order anything from Asendia, good grief they're awful. Promised delivery in 1-2 weeks, it's been more than 3 and nothing

    Gotten Smash yet?

    Honestly Smash isn't my cup of tea, I've just never really found fighting games that compelling.

    on 16 December 2018

    Shame. Would have been fun to battle :/

    on 19 December 2018

    < Oneeee-Chan!!! posted something on curl-6's wall:

    Question. Do you have Xbox One now ?

    Nah, though my Xbox 360 has been my most played system in recent months, been going back and either replaying games I haven't played in years, like Alan Wake, or catching ones I missed out on, like Battlefield Hardline and Spec Ops The Line

    on 15 December 2018

    Thanks : )

    on 15 December 2018

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Calling it now, Ninty won't show Bayo 3 or Prime 4 at the VGAs

    Called it.

    on 07 December 2018

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Never got the hate for Halo 4, 6 years on it's still one of my favs of the series

    If you have the time, I'm more than willing to explain "the hate" for you :D

    on 28 November 2018

    I welcome differing opinions, please do. From what I hear it's mostly the way the "COD-ified" the multiplayer?

    on 28 November 2018

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    RIP Jack, beloved dog, 2001-2018. Got him when I was 12 and he almost made it til I was 30. Gonna miss ya mate

    I'm so sorry Curl. That really sucks. I can't offer any condolences that will actually help (I don't know if any condolences ever really do). But I remember reading something a few years ago that has always stuck with me. I don't know if it makes the situation more or less depressing, but whenever I think about it I believe that dogs might actually have the better end of the stick.

    (To paraphrase)
    To you, a dog is only a certain percentage of your life. To a dog, you are there their entire life. You co-exist with them, and are always there from beginning to end.

    To me, that makes the realization of the eventual end of my pets a bit easier to swallow. As long as you are a good owner, their entire life will have been mostly good. All we can do is do our best, not just with animals but with the people we meet every day, for the short amount of time we are given to be lucky enough to have them.

    Again, sorry, and even more sorry if this message comes off like a transgression ...

    on 25 August 2018

    Thanks man

    on 25 August 2018

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    I post a thread before bed and when I get up in the morning it's locked due to trolls. Disappointing

    < LittleSnake posted something on curl-6's wall:

    Wanna take part in our world domination?

    :eyes:

    on 10 June 2018

    Mwahahaha

    on 10 June 2018

    You have my attention. Do tell me more :P

    on 10 June 2018

    Whilst not strictly speaking world domination: we were wondering if you would like to join our Discord server.
    We could always use another Australian in there.

    on 11 June 2018

    Plus world domination

    on 11 June 2018

    Eventually, yeah.

    on 11 June 2018

    No, now

    on 11 June 2018

    Shhh!
    We need to keep them guessing.

    on 11 June 2018

    Grr, okay

    on 11 June 2018

    Good girl.
    *pat*

    on 12 June 2018

    :D

    on 12 June 2018

    < caffeinade posted something on curl-6's wall:

    Hello fellow Australian.

    G'day! There are a couple of us on here actually; Pemalite too, and others I can't quite remember atm

    on 10 June 2018

    Yes-yes, I am aware of the others.

    on 11 June 2018

    So whereabouts in Aus are you?

    on 11 June 2018

    Victoria.
    Where in Australia are you?

    on 11 June 2018

    Also Victoria!

    on 11 June 2018

    Perth :D

    on 11 June 2018

    I'm left out D:

    on 11 June 2018

    I didn't mean to exclude you.
    Sorry.

    on 11 June 2018

    Is there a thread in the forum for aussie members? I think I remember one from a while back

    on 11 June 2018

    I don't know of any.

    on 11 June 2018

    It's okay Caffe

    on 11 June 2018

    Worst part about being down under is Nintendo's E3 is an 2am during the work week :'(

    on 11 June 2018

    Rip

    on 12 June 2018

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Witcher 2 is freaking awesome, should've picked it up years ago

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Replaying Mass Effect 2; still brilliant 8 years later.

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Can't decide if I love or hate Sonic Generations. Great highs, maddening lows

    You can't decide if you love of hate pretty much everything. =P

    on 10 April 2018

    Unless it's from Shin'en. Of course. =P

    on 10 April 2018

    Great behind-the-scenes on thread making here.

    on 07 May 2018

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Me playing N64 in 1999: "A new system? But how can graphics get any better than this?"

    xD

    I never thought something like that. But I was always amazed by the progress they made from one gen to the other.

    on 04 March 2018

    Also, N64 graphics were really bad. =P

    on 04 March 2018

    Oh yeah, playing it now it looks like Salvador Dali's vomit, but I was 10 and didn't know any better haha

    on 04 March 2018

    I love hearing people's thoughts of old games when they came out.

    on 04 March 2018

    < curl-6 updated his status:

    Finally played Spec Ops the Line; excellent game, uncomfortable in all the right ways

    Been a while since I played it, but it's one of those things where thinking back on it I definitely disagree. I loved it at the time, but it was kind of like when a kid sees Blade Runner with his uncle and pretends to get it to be hip and cool. Now though I can't help but feel like it really wasn't all that. Again my opinion is based on my recollection of playing it, and also the amount of in-depth analysis i've seen/read on it, so take what I say with a grain of salt. But, basically ...

    The game is wayyyy tooo average for it's own good. The gameplay is extraordinarily boring. It's the most generic cover shooter imaginable and while i'm a bigger apologist for third person shooters for most people it does not use the subgenre well at all.

    As far as deeper meta-narrative goes, I can't help but think Spec Ops the Line is too ironic for it's own good. There's generally two interpretations of the game: The game is a criticism of war, and the game is a criticism of war-based games and their consumption. I believe it's obviously both or that even if it was the latter, it uses the former to set up it's narrative so it doesn't really matter.

    As a game with a meta-narrative about how violent videogames make use do questionable things, it's awful. It uses gameplay to desensitize you but it goes too far by literally becoming what it's mocking. Sure, it's maybe "ironic" and it maybe "makes a point" but then again the game is practically horde-based. If you're going to make a point about killing and death and desensitization, you can do way better communication in gameplay than fucking horde objectives. I can't help but think there's a certain irony that the critics who love the game because of it's meta-narrative are the same people who will go on and on about how games need to communicate through gameplay, when spec ops doesn't do that. Every tragedy in the game is just a sequence or a cinematic, just like in a COD game. It even includes a shitty multiplayer mode which, was probably forced by the publisher, but is kind of the cherry on the cake.

    It also doesn't say anything about it. If we assume it's critiquing desensitization, then all it's telling us is that we did something terrible .... in a simulation. So ... what's wrong with that? Oh ... never explained. Ok.

    The best way you could look at it is as a game critiquing war and using your character as the vessel to do so, and in that way it isn't very good because the characters range from decent to mediocre. I also can't help but think the radio man antagonist has aged very poorly, seems like something that would be in Destiny nowadays. He's a bit better than that, and probably the best character in the game, but that's it. I never understood why the game's main character was looked over as a major flaw, it's generally really hard in games to make a guy who's just an asshole seem like someone you can connect with so that when the twist comes you feel like a dick. This game certainly didn't accomplish that.

    on 24 February 2018

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