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  • Birthday 05/05/95

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  1. Happy Birthday!

  2. Hey man, Happy birthday!

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  4. Happy birthday Noir!

  5. rabbids confirmed for today's fighter reveal

  6. Avatar: The Legend Of Korra

        I wonder if they planned to air so soon before the leak happened. Certainly came very suddenly, but I'm glad for any shorter wait.
  7. New Challengers Approaching

      Glad these losers are finally gone.   Congrats to the new meat on being replacement losers !
  8. I think the most exciting thing about the trailer is that we finally get to hear the entirety of the new rendition of the main theme - RSE's version has always been my favorite, and Ruby being my first makes it very special. The trumpets sound intact, and that couldn't make me happier!
  9. Bonus Day - Why Do You Play Video Games?   The most general and pretentious answer for me would be: because they're art! And I love art! You can look at a painting, read a book, watch a movie, listen to music - playing a game just happens to be my favorite way to experience artwork. They meld together visual aspects, animation, narrative, music, then toss in interactivity, and for me that's most enjoyable way to do things. They create these living, breathing worlds, which any other medium can do, but you get to be an active part of it! Look at a game like BioShock; if it were a movie would the twist really have had the same effect without you controlling Jack? Bastion's world could have looked beautiful if it never went further than a painting, but seeing it alive and moving makes it that much cooler. Super Mario Galaxy's soundtrack could totally stand on its own, yet it's that much better to hear alongside the game's visuals as you explore its worlds. It's combining all these art forms in a way that makes them compliment each other so well that makes me love video games so much.   And besides... they're fun! And fun things are fun!
  10. Day 30 - Favorite Ending     Portal 2! I talked about it in the last 30 days event but I just couldn't not pick it. I love what a tease it constantly is: GLaDOS deletes Caroline, I thought she'd kill me. Door opens to turrets, thought I'd be gunned down. Rise out of the floor into a room packed with turrets, surely it's over. Animal King's turning on, it'll definitely end me. But no! I went with every expectation for a surprise downer ending because it fits so well into the kind of humor Portal thrives on and it just seemed like the only way to go. Instead you're treated with a really nice cutscene and a beautiful song, one of my absolute favorites out of a video game. It's the best possible way I could imagine to end the game on a happier note.   Some honorable mentions: BioShock for another happy ending I never saw coming and felt really deserved after the hell Jack and the Little Sisters went through; BioShock Infinite for what a tweest and somehow weaving everything together to finally make sense; Ghost Trick for its twist as well, and for giving us a glimpse at how our good work changed everyone's lives; Majora's Mask for what a reward it was to see all these characters it does so well in making you empathize for finally see a new day; and Super Mario 64 for that delicious-looking cake and the cutest music ever. I like happy endings!
  11. Day 29 - Favorite Overall Cast   I've only played two cases and part of the DLC case so far in Dual Destinies, but I'm preemptively awarding favorite cast to Ace Attorney. I couldn't believe how quickly the game had me fall in love with everyone; they're all more adorable than I'd ever have imagined before picking it up. All the banter is endlessly entertaining. I haven't gotten far enough for anything to be particularly emotional, but going by what others have said and my relatively early impressions, I can only imagine I'll be praising the characters even more by that time. Runner up would be the Team Fortress crew, equally endearing even after almost five years of playing the game. That's impressive!
  12. Day 28 - Most Anticipated Game: Clutching Straws Edition   I am a dreamer at heart. You can put these amazing concrete games right over the horizon but I'd rather long for the one far out of my reach. Sure, I'm excited to get my hands on OmegaRuby and Smash!     But I really don't think there's a game I want in my grasp more than Half-Life 3. The series is one of my favorites ever and Valve games are always high quality, so naturally I'd be anticipating it. What makes it so enticing though is what an abrupt end Half-Life 2 had. You spend all of Episode 2 introducing the Combine Advisors as now being especially relevant, but keep them relatively mysterious, you ramp up the Combine's invasion, bringing in the Hunters and finishing off with this huge assault on one of humanity's last strongholds. Then you throw in this fucking wild revelation that Aperture Science is now involved, Mossman's in danger, Gordon's off to the arctic, and end on the saddest cliffhanger possible. Wow, what a game! I can't wait for more!   Here we are, seven years later. Not a decent word on what's going on with it. Yet knowing Valve's dedication to putting out such fantastic games, and knowing Source 2's development is well underway, there's not a reason in the world to be anything but excited for what's to come, as painfully long as it may take.
  13. Day 27 - Favorite Developer   Last time around I went with Valve, and I'm tempted to choose them again because they're undoubtedly an incredible company with a lot of talent and some really smart ideas about business. But as Jez discussed, they've been so painfully tight lipped about everything and it's made it hard to appreciate them lately.      So I'm going with good ol' Nintendo.   Nintendo's franchises are some of the best, or at least certainly closest to my heart, enough so that I'm willing to shell out money for their consoles despite essentially anything else I want to play being available on PC. The way they've treated, well, just about all of them except Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon as of late hasn't been ideal, and I'm not sure how I really feel about what they're doing in terms of business, but the one thing in the recent past that's made me love them so much is their PR. I don't know what happened that made it so suddenly great, but the big guys at Nintendo are always entertaining. Videos like the one for Tomodachi Life or the one with the Reggie robot are unreal in how impressively funny they are. The fact that they're all having such a good time with stuff like this makes them seem really amiable and super adorable and even if their business model is garbage and they never make another game that's not Mario, I'll always love them.
  14. Time to do some catching up:   Day 24 - Favorite Controller     No doubt the best. The GC controller is so perfectly shaped to fit in your hand that I don't know how any other controller could ever top it in that respect. The buttons are so intuitive that I don't know why four equally sized circles in a diamond is so standard today. That's not bad, and it may be so small of a difference that it seems insignificant but something about it just felt so much better. I nearly have to tie it with the 360 controller though, which comes close to matching it ergonomically and has the bonus of more versatility, but it just doesn't quite feel as great.   Day 25 - Least Favorite Character   This isn't something that I really have much of an opinion on. Characters that are meant to be hated are fantastic, and characters that are bad tend to not bother me much when all's said and done. I could whine about Samus in Other M but I am so much more than tired of even thinking about that game. I'm pretty much bullshitting this.     Fuck spiritomb. Nice design, nothing all too special. Cool backstory! The whole concept behind it is neat.   But fuck spiritomb. Whoever decided the method of getting this thing was out of their mind and it makes it even more frustrating of a pokemon to obtain than event legendaries because at least those aren't mandatory for the pokedex. I was so desperate to get this fucker - it was the last pokemon I needed for the pokedex - that I did the entire process by myself and it was the most stupidly arduous thing I've ever had to deal with.   Day 26 - Favorite Console Generation   And this is even more something that I just don't have any real words to offer for. I'm admittedly not into video games enough to pay attention to much other than Nintendo consoles and PC games my friends introduce me to, so the best I can do here is pretty much "best Nintendo console." I guess with that said I'd go with the DS and whatever generation that's from. The DS has to be Nintendo's best effort to do something different. The Wiimote felt tacked on to some games, even making a few outright worse for it (e.g. Twilight Princess compared to its GC counterpart), the 3DS's 3D is mostly pointless, and the Wii U gamepad has yet to do anything too particularly amazing while also being entirely useless in a number of games, but the DS's touch screen always felt like an excellent addition.
  15. Day 23 - Favorite Song   The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker - Staff Credits     I posted a last time 30 Days rolled around, and I stick by all of them two years later, but Wind Waker's staff credits have withstood the test of time the best and I'm bumping it up to my number one spot. I don't have any new thoughts on it, but I wanted to have it here in my post as it is my best bet for my favorite song.   Instead, I'd like to add some new songs to that list:     No, not Elizabeth! The two tracks are equally good but AD stands out more to me due to its emotional impact in the game. The frantic, erratic strings, that gorgeous deep bass, it's absolutely beautiful. It made the most heart-wrenching moment so much of what it was.   A very recent addition; I don't know why I never touched the Ace Attorney series before but it's completely blown me away and music is certainly part of that. I'm very dumb and admittedly bad at figuring out the cases as they're going, so when I do finally get that a-ha moment I'm already pumped. When this music kicks in and I know I just turned the case around, it's a fucking thrill.     And of my new additions, my favorite! I've spoken before on how well TWD makes you connect to Lee and care deeply for Clementine - so this scene really hits hard. It's a depressing game overall, so what a reward it is to hear this song. You've done so much, you've come so far, and this is your moment. You hear this and you know: to that girl, you're a hero.