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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Lucky in 30 Days of Video Games   
    This was probably the hardest one so far. After ALOT of thought I decided that it should be:



    I love all the Banjo Kazooie stages. By this one just felt the best to me. I loved every single moment in this stage. Fighting Mr. Croc as a Croc, the memory game with Tiptup, fighting the horde of frogs The Golden Crocs you had to shoot eggs into. The stage itself was really well designed too. And the music was my favourite in the game. I wish I could say more, maybe this is why today was a harder choice, for me anyway.

    Also a very honourable mention is the Shadows of the Damned level "The Big Boner". Between the shooting sections with your gun called The Big Boner you find a gigantic stripper with her wonderful breasts on display, she lays down and becomes a bridge, meaning you can literally walk all over her. I'd post screenshots but I'm pretty sure I'll be banned if I do =P
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Gregzilla in 30 Days of Video Games   
    This was probably the hardest one so far. After ALOT of thought I decided that it should be:



    I love all the Banjo Kazooie stages. By this one just felt the best to me. I loved every single moment in this stage. Fighting Mr. Croc as a Croc, the memory game with Tiptup, fighting the horde of frogs The Golden Crocs you had to shoot eggs into. The stage itself was really well designed too. And the music was my favourite in the game. I wish I could say more, maybe this is why today was a harder choice, for me anyway.

    Also a very honourable mention is the Shadows of the Damned level "The Big Boner". Between the shooting sections with your gun called The Big Boner you find a gigantic stripper with her wonderful breasts on display, she lays down and becomes a bridge, meaning you can literally walk all over her. I'd post screenshots but I'm pretty sure I'll be banned if I do =P
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Carbo in 30 Days of Video Games   
    This was probably the hardest one so far. After ALOT of thought I decided that it should be:



    I love all the Banjo Kazooie stages. By this one just felt the best to me. I loved every single moment in this stage. Fighting Mr. Croc as a Croc, the memory game with Tiptup, fighting the horde of frogs The Golden Crocs you had to shoot eggs into. The stage itself was really well designed too. And the music was my favourite in the game. I wish I could say more, maybe this is why today was a harder choice, for me anyway.

    Also a very honourable mention is the Shadows of the Damned level "The Big Boner". Between the shooting sections with your gun called The Big Boner you find a gigantic stripper with her wonderful breasts on display, she lays down and becomes a bridge, meaning you can literally walk all over her. I'd post screenshots but I'm pretty sure I'll be banned if I do =P
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    Rawpowered reacted to Carbo in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Fucking Glitzville.

    This area in Paper Mario 2 had so little, yet accomplished so much. This was essentially a battle royale where you had to work your way up in a streak of increasingly harder battles and get up to the top rank. But it soon turns out that nothing's like it seems, when fighters and champions begin to randomly disappear, ominous text messages are sent to Mario, including death threats and myths surrounding the Glitzpit begin to circulate.

    What made this stage so awesome was the fact that it kind of juggled the typical Paper Mario stage progression an inch. Instead of forging your path inbetween goals and puzzles, the extent to this was playing the waiting game and fighting, all without knowing what's next to come, the suspense only growing tighter. The higher you started making your way up, the more threatening and imposing the atmosphere became. The dialogue being handed around by your fellow fighters certainly didn't help, and only rarely would you go out of your way to go against the pit rules in order to search for clues and such.

    It was almost like a little mystery thriller story where you can't trust no one but yourself, and perhaps that creepy person who's sending you directions on what to do.
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from JezMM in (Re)Introducing Member Badges/Awards!   
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    Rawpowered reacted to Marcello in 30 Days of Video Games   
    The easiest question so far. Yet, the one I give the most answers to xD

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    Rawpowered got a reaction from LoseR in Rawpowered's Metalsmithing stuff   
    Hey there.

    As some of you may know I am currently studying in a course for National Diploma Metalsmithing. The course covers Blacksmithing, Jewellery and Welding. Now there are quite a few things I have produced so I thought I might as well just show them.

    I did do a First diploma first to move onto this course (that was basically a year of preparing for the National Diploma) so I will be showing the somewhat primitive work I did last year too

    Now obviously there's a limit per post on how many photos a time I can upload, so I may have to double or triple post for them all, sorry =P

    Anyway, I hope you like them:

    My Hanging Basket Bracket (Last year)


    The overview of it, as since in my Introduction in the Introduction thread



    Close up of the corner scrolls I did, all bound together with custom made clips



    The hole for the screw, I choose the design of it because I saw it somewhere and it wooked pwetty :3


    Fish Ring (Jewellery, Last Year)




    A copper and silver mixed ring in the shape of a fish. Yeah I don't really know what I was thinking either but hey, it got me a Distinction and was an entry in the Young Craftsman of the Year Award. I didn't win it but it's still nice for it to be on display.
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    Rawpowered reacted to Indigo Rush in 30 Days of Video Games   
    *AHEM*





    Need I say more?

    Sonic the Hedgehog is my favorite, hands down. Since I was a wee lad of 5, I loved Sonic, and to this day, nothing can ever replace Sonic as my favorite video game series. EVER.
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Shoot em up Capbusta in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Day 4: Favourite Game Series

    It took a while to think of an answer, but I can safely say it has to be this:







    I love alot of game series, but Star Fox to me has always been great.




    Admittedly I've never played Starwing. It's shameful to call myself a Star Fox fan when I've never played the game when it all began. I'vwe just been told so many times that I have Lylatwars so I never needed it. I'm sure it's not that expensive on Virtual Console so maybe I'll finally have I look at it




    Lylatwars (or Star Fox 64 for you Americanos) was the first game I ever played in the series and it's fantastic. I won't say much as I've explained my thoughts on this on my Day 1 post. The cast of characters were great and they all had their own charm and personality to the game. It's chemistry like this I rarely see continuing in any game series and is still great to see how the characters have evolved.




    Now not alot of people thought Adventures was good, but I really liked it. The graphics were impressive for a start, then again this was Rare who developed it (who disgracefully went downhill after this game). Some people have argued that this is a Zelda rip-off. It may play like Zelda but like I say about all rip-off's, if it's still fun to play it can take as much as it needs. Again, great cast of characters. Tricky may have been to some an annoying little shit, but he's just a kid, I'm pretty sure we were all little shits at one point of our lives. The only downside to the game is the music, while it was nice most of it was forgettable.




    To this day I'm still debating over if Assault or Lylatwars is my favourite of the series. I was hyped for Assault as a kid and by no means was I unsatisfied with what I got. Assault may have had it's gameplay problems, but everything felt so right. The cast, the outstanding music, the nice change of pace between levels, everything felt amazing to play in. The multiplayer was surprisingly good too. I spent countless hours playing with my friends on it. My only complaints with Assault were it's story mode was just far too short. Only 10 missions were in the game and you could probably finish it all within 4 hours. But more disappointing was Leon's new voice actor, completely changed his character. =\




    Command without a doubt is my least favourite in the series. It's not a terrible game, not at all. I just think the strategy element was just unnecessary and not as exciting as the other titles. I do have to give credit for the online though, that was fun. It's just the story never appealed to me and the 9 different endings were just not worth unlocking. Unlike the other titles, I just don't want to play it again.




    So that's my thoughts on the entire (released) series. I do hope for a brand new one, really, I do

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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Solkia in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Day 4: Favourite Game Series

    It took a while to think of an answer, but I can safely say it has to be this:







    I love alot of game series, but Star Fox to me has always been great.




    Admittedly I've never played Starwing. It's shameful to call myself a Star Fox fan when I've never played the game when it all began. I'vwe just been told so many times that I have Lylatwars so I never needed it. I'm sure it's not that expensive on Virtual Console so maybe I'll finally have I look at it




    Lylatwars (or Star Fox 64 for you Americanos) was the first game I ever played in the series and it's fantastic. I won't say much as I've explained my thoughts on this on my Day 1 post. The cast of characters were great and they all had their own charm and personality to the game. It's chemistry like this I rarely see continuing in any game series and is still great to see how the characters have evolved.




    Now not alot of people thought Adventures was good, but I really liked it. The graphics were impressive for a start, then again this was Rare who developed it (who disgracefully went downhill after this game). Some people have argued that this is a Zelda rip-off. It may play like Zelda but like I say about all rip-off's, if it's still fun to play it can take as much as it needs. Again, great cast of characters. Tricky may have been to some an annoying little shit, but he's just a kid, I'm pretty sure we were all little shits at one point of our lives. The only downside to the game is the music, while it was nice most of it was forgettable.




    To this day I'm still debating over if Assault or Lylatwars is my favourite of the series. I was hyped for Assault as a kid and by no means was I unsatisfied with what I got. Assault may have had it's gameplay problems, but everything felt so right. The cast, the outstanding music, the nice change of pace between levels, everything felt amazing to play in. The multiplayer was surprisingly good too. I spent countless hours playing with my friends on it. My only complaints with Assault were it's story mode was just far too short. Only 10 missions were in the game and you could probably finish it all within 4 hours. But more disappointing was Leon's new voice actor, completely changed his character. =\




    Command without a doubt is my least favourite in the series. It's not a terrible game, not at all. I just think the strategy element was just unnecessary and not as exciting as the other titles. I do have to give credit for the online though, that was fun. It's just the story never appealed to me and the 9 different endings were just not worth unlocking. Unlike the other titles, I just don't want to play it again.




    So that's my thoughts on the entire (released) series. I do hope for a brand new one, really, I do

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    Rawpowered got a reaction from azoo in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Day 4: Favourite Game Series

    It took a while to think of an answer, but I can safely say it has to be this:







    I love alot of game series, but Star Fox to me has always been great.




    Admittedly I've never played Starwing. It's shameful to call myself a Star Fox fan when I've never played the game when it all began. I'vwe just been told so many times that I have Lylatwars so I never needed it. I'm sure it's not that expensive on Virtual Console so maybe I'll finally have I look at it




    Lylatwars (or Star Fox 64 for you Americanos) was the first game I ever played in the series and it's fantastic. I won't say much as I've explained my thoughts on this on my Day 1 post. The cast of characters were great and they all had their own charm and personality to the game. It's chemistry like this I rarely see continuing in any game series and is still great to see how the characters have evolved.




    Now not alot of people thought Adventures was good, but I really liked it. The graphics were impressive for a start, then again this was Rare who developed it (who disgracefully went downhill after this game). Some people have argued that this is a Zelda rip-off. It may play like Zelda but like I say about all rip-off's, if it's still fun to play it can take as much as it needs. Again, great cast of characters. Tricky may have been to some an annoying little shit, but he's just a kid, I'm pretty sure we were all little shits at one point of our lives. The only downside to the game is the music, while it was nice most of it was forgettable.




    To this day I'm still debating over if Assault or Lylatwars is my favourite of the series. I was hyped for Assault as a kid and by no means was I unsatisfied with what I got. Assault may have had it's gameplay problems, but everything felt so right. The cast, the outstanding music, the nice change of pace between levels, everything felt amazing to play in. The multiplayer was surprisingly good too. I spent countless hours playing with my friends on it. My only complaints with Assault were it's story mode was just far too short. Only 10 missions were in the game and you could probably finish it all within 4 hours. But more disappointing was Leon's new voice actor, completely changed his character. =\




    Command without a doubt is my least favourite in the series. It's not a terrible game, not at all. I just think the strategy element was just unnecessary and not as exciting as the other titles. I do have to give credit for the online though, that was fun. It's just the story never appealed to me and the 9 different endings were just not worth unlocking. Unlike the other titles, I just don't want to play it again.




    So that's my thoughts on the entire (released) series. I do hope for a brand new one, really, I do

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    Rawpowered reacted to T-Min in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Day 3: Your Least Favorite Video Game or Video Game Series



    This is not a failed experiment. Sonic and the Secret Rings was a failed experiment. Sonic 3D Blast was a failed experiment. This is not even a mistake. The Werehog was a mistake. Big the Cat was a mistake. This game goes so far beyond the realms of terrible even on a conceptual level that it's laughable. The only thing I can truly say I legitimately like about it is its soundtrack. Everything else is utter garbage. The mission structure goes completely against the main principle of the franchise - that is, speedy platforming - constantly forcing you to make stops to kill an enemy, collect an item, or what have you. There is no room for error in doing this as the amount of objects or enemies in a given level rarely exceeds the amount that you need to collect or kill. There are missions that merely require you to get to the end of the level, yes, but they're a whole other form of terrible. For the record, if you've ever wondered what a literal representation of Straight Line Zone would be, all you have to do is take a look at Shadow the Hedgehog's levels. They're so utterly bland and completely devoid of interesting platforming that it is, again, laughable. This is not even going into how unpolished the gameplay is. The guns' auto-aim only works half the time, making them virtually useless. Homing attacks and light dashes constantly backfire, causing you to fall to your death. The controls feel like skating on ice simultaneously covered in oil and butter. Sometimes enemies you need to kill for a certain mission simply won't spawn, which feels like a slap in the face when you've already done a lot of work toward completing a mission.

    Oh! Lest we forget the storyline! This is one of the few times that story would have been somewhat important to a Sonic game, given the whole good and evil thing, and well, just like everything else, the story was laughable with its incredible amount of plotholes and unfathomably formulaic endings ("Finally! I've got all the Chaos Emeralds!" "I am Shadow the Hedgehog!" *has an epiphany* "THIS IS WHO I AM!"), but I suppose that what bothers me most about the storyline - and, well, the game in general - is how seriously it wants me to take it. Shadow the Hedgehog is a game about a three-foot-tall hedgehog, yet at the same time tries to go for a very dark tone and shoves how dark it is down your throat so constantly and so thoroughly that at times it feels like it's making fun of itself. Shadow's insanely liberal use of the word "DAMN!", the ridiculously over-the-top menus and cutscenes, the guns, and all of this in spite of the cartoonish characters and generally lighthearted tone of the franchise. This, above all else, is why it feels like an insult to me as a Sonic fan and a former fan of Shadow as a character. I've played plenty of games that are, objectively, far worse, but I doubt I've ever played I game I've hated more than Shadow the Hedgehog
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    Rawpowered reacted to Shoot em up Capbusta in 30 Days of Video Games   
    First off I would likes to say that I absolutely loved the first mario galaxy game. The levels were different the controls were superb and even the opening felt epic as hell to me. Can't say the same for the sequel though I completely got bored with this game halfway through playing it. For one they took what little but nice little story from the first game and completely ditched it for galaxy 2. Now I know it's a mario game but what I liked the little backstory they had for rosalina I just wished they would've done something like that in a similar fashion for the sequel but that's more of a gripe than an actual complaint but I digress. The real reason why I'm not so fond of this game was because It didn't really wow me like galaxy 1 did. I know its a sequel you knew what you were getting yourself into but I really felt disappointed and bored by the end of the game. The levels just don't feel nearly as fun and inventive as galaxy 1 and just throwing yoshi in for a couple of levels really don't help. Even though yoshi is only in a few levels and that's which really bothers me. Some of the power-ups I felt like I could do with out like that damn spring mario or rock mario. Its not that I hated this game but it feels like leftovers. If it was even possible for the wii I would have rather had this as a DLC than a full retail game.
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Jeffhog in 30 Days of Video Games   
    I would love a new 3D Pokemon game, but nothing like Battle Revolution. That was utter pants
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from MykonosFan in 30 Days of Video Games   
    I would love a new 3D Pokemon game, but nothing like Battle Revolution. That was utter pants
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    Rawpowered reacted to Jeffhog in 30 Days of Video Games   
    I'd like to see another story-driven 3D Pokémon game again. Colosseum and Gale of Darkness were perfect!
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Shane in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Day 2:

    My favourite game? That is a toughie. There are so many that I love but not to choose over the other. Though if I was pinned down and forced to choose my favourite, I would probably choose this:



    There's absolutely nothing I dislike about this game. It's got a impressive storyline, with bizarre and interesting characters. The plot was so in depth and would really surprise you, especially at the ending plot twist. You could only catch Shadow Pokemon which did annoy some of the players, but to me the Shadow Pokemon gave the player a limit of which ones you could use and gave the player a new sense of challenge in Pokemon. The visuals were absolutely stunning for a Gamecube game. I loved the look of the environments in each area. One minute you're in a Beautiful City of water, then in a Rustic, crime ridden town few seconds later. It was really great and the environments have never looked better in a Pokemon game. The music would fantasic in fact, this song almost makes me shed tears everytime I hear it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l6pNTh8R0o

    There are alot of games I love but this just wins my heart over everytime
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    Rawpowered reacted to Shoot em up Capbusta in 30 Days of Video Games   
    My favorite game along with my favorite N64 game has to be StarFox 64. This game at the time was like no other for me with the alternate pathways and the different boss battles.The variety of vehicles you get change up the pace once in a while but besides the arwing the landmaster is my favorite of the alternate vehicles. Even the cutscenes as annoying as some of them can be *slippy* I still love the character interaction between the starfox team. From the cocky and arrogant Falco who thinks you can't do anything right until you save his ass. To Slippy a character who wouldn't be shit shit without you and peppy the wise old man that gives you constant advice. Especially the other characters you meet along your journey are interesting as well. This is one game I would see myself dusting off my N64 and play it from front to finish. I can never get bored playing this game is a classic.
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Nintendoga in Biggest FUUUUUUU moment in a videogame?   
    Wizpig on Diddy Kong Racing, and not even the second race, the first one. It took me 12 years to figure out that you go faster if you don't hold the accelerator over zippers. Grr
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Jeffhog in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Day 2:

    My favourite game? That is a toughie. There are so many that I love but not to choose over the other. Though if I was pinned down and forced to choose my favourite, I would probably choose this:



    There's absolutely nothing I dislike about this game. It's got a impressive storyline, with bizarre and interesting characters. The plot was so in depth and would really surprise you, especially at the ending plot twist. You could only catch Shadow Pokemon which did annoy some of the players, but to me the Shadow Pokemon gave the player a limit of which ones you could use and gave the player a new sense of challenge in Pokemon. The visuals were absolutely stunning for a Gamecube game. I loved the look of the environments in each area. One minute you're in a Beautiful City of water, then in a Rustic, crime ridden town few seconds later. It was really great and the environments have never looked better in a Pokemon game. The music would fantasic in fact, this song almost makes me shed tears everytime I hear it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l6pNTh8R0o

    There are alot of games I love but this just wins my heart over everytime
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from sniffy in Biggest FUUUUUUU moment in a videogame?   
    Wizpig on Diddy Kong Racing, and not even the second race, the first one. It took me 12 years to figure out that you go faster if you don't hold the accelerator over zippers. Grr
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Agent York in Your favorite game that nobody ever played   
    Two of my favourite games that nobody played are actually quite recent. I'm basing their lack of popularity on sales here.

    Shadows of the Damned
    I love Suda 51, really I do. But it always seems to me that his game never really get the attention he truly deserves. SotD was brilliant to me for it's whilst simplistic, easily understandable controls, the hilarious story and script and for the section where you literally walk all over a stripper. Admittedly the game is quite short and it does force you to go through it 3 times for the achievements for playing through the game on Easy, Medium and Hard, but there is no other game I would definitely want to redo, just for it's own merit.

    Bionic Commando (2009)
    This is more of a guilty pleasure. Bionic Commando, not matter how restrictive the gameplay is I still get some form of enjoyment out of it. I guess people never liked this for it's story but to me, the gameplay was fun, if not confusing momentum whilst swinging and music was great, the environments were spectacular. The only thing that would of made it better is if you could swing around in a massive open city instead of going down linear paths, but I still enjoyed it, I'm starting to believe I was one of the few that did.
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Solly in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Fuck yes my friend. I need to play this game again, like right now =P
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    Rawpowered reacted to Solly in 30 Days of Video Games   
    Oh, my first video game.

    I have my dad to thank for this. A lot of my first games were based on Disney movies because we used to watch a lot of them when I had visitation with him (my parents have been divorced for as long as I can remember). The Lion King came bundled with the system with a really unique box that I still have in my closet, even after moving.

    The game itself was mindblowing. The animation was done by Disney animators so it looked really smooth, and it used a few voice clips from the movie. I remember learning about the mechanics of the game, specifically my dad telling me that some enemies had to be beaten with a roll and some with a jump attack.

    I also remember spending a lot of time trying to beat the second stage and the stampede level. I tried playing the game again a little over a year ago, and I don't know how we ever beat it. The collision detection's kinda wonky, to say the least.

    Definitely not the favorite game of my childhood, but it's really nostalgic for me.
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    Rawpowered got a reaction from Solkia in 30 Days of Video Games   
    I used to watch my Mum play Sonic 2 and 3, but I myself never played them, plus I was about 3 years old so I couldn't do much on it even if I tried. No, my gaming career begin 1997 with this gem of a game. Absolutely adored it, I play it every now and then to reminisce and, of course I got the 3DS remake.
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