Exile650

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from Redwood City, CA

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    • 9 years ago

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    • Holy Shit

      9 years ago

      Exile650

      Square hired a Western Studio to make a "Elder Scroll" style Final Fantasy game based on Ivallice.

      www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3177633

      The implications are staggering. Shame GRIN when out of business and the project is in Limbo.

    • Decisions decisions.

      9 years ago

      Exile650

      So I need to upgrade my Graphics card. Thanks to the Steam Holiday sale I got a ton of PC games and my 8800GT isn't quite cutting it anymore. And even with a new processor I can't play Crysis on anything above medium smiley4.gif . I would have probably gone with another Nvidia card but thanks to their 1.7 and wood screws shenanigans, I'm jumping ship over to ATI.

      I'm in the 100 to 200 price range, so my options are limited.

      I could go with a 4870 or 4890 card, but I would also need to upgrade my power supply (again) since the one I upgraded to only has 1 PCIe power cord. Also, the 4000 series doesn't support DX11, so future games in the vain of Shattered Horizon will be unplayable.

      Upgrading to a 5770 (currently eyeing this one would still allow me to keep my current power supply, but while on paper the 5770 blows away my current card, I don't know how it's going to mesh with the rest of my computer. I also don't like that it's a 128 bit card when my current card (despite it's age) is 256 bit.

      Of course, I could always go for broke and get a 5850. But i'm not sure I could even fit one inside my case. And if I'm going to speed 300 dollars, I may as well just save up and build a whole new computer.

    • If you're wondering why I've been away..

      9 years ago

      Exile650

      I got a Wii, no, not because of the price cut, I actually bought mine at the start of the month like an idiot. The reason for the expenditure is simple, Metroid Prime Trilogy. Next to Armored Core, Ace Combat, Metal Gear Solid, and Halo, The Metroid Series is one of my favorite. What's not to like about an armor clad bounty hunter killing space pirates lead by a space dragon, and exterminating a species of parasitic lifeforms, as well as the parasite they were meant to keep in check. All the while causing the annihilation of 2 planets.

      However, when it came to the console war, I was never in the Nintendo Camp. Sega, Sony, Microsoft, these were the people who's consoles I played. Alas, The Metroid Prime sub series passed me by. However, I have a job now, so I can give my money to whoever I damn please. For the paultry sum of 300 dollars, I got a bran new system and 3 games. Since I usually equate 60 dollars to 12 hours of entertainment (you pay 10 dollars to see a 2 hour movie, do the math), this means that to get my money's worth, the Metroid Prime Trilogy needs to keep me entertained for 60 hours, so far it has not disappointed.

      My first run through Metroid Prime lasted me well over 20 hours, that's 1/3rd of the way, and have still 2 more games to go, granted, the first 4 or so hours was just me getting the hang of using a Wiimote. God, so much rage at not being able to see what I am trying to point at. I should mention that I have never, every, used a Wiimote for more than 5 minutes, so needless to I was sinking for those few hours. The problem being that I'm used to being able to stop moving my analog stick/mouse whenever I want to stop looking around. You can't do that with a Wiimote, the thing is in constant motion. I figured out that by resting my arm on my torso, I could stop moving the Wiimote long enough to get my bearings and do some accurate shooting, and my god, this thing is accurate.

      I've never been a fan of the whole motion sensor deal Nintendo keeps trying to stuff down everyone's throats. But after getting the hang of it, I can definitely see the advantages. I'd still take a Mouse and Keyboard over the thing, but it's definitely fun. But back to the game. I can safely say that Metroid Prime is the only game that has made me want to replay it before I even beat the game. Why you ask, simple. The Metroid Series has never really been about the storyline, or even the boss battles. It's always been about exploration. Just you, a fuck huge map and little to no instructions (Fusion aside). While playing Prime 1, I had a blast just looking around, scanning stuff, collecting powerups, figuring out how I could get around things before I had the right powerup to get through them. Giving up and looking for the powerup I need to get to the next section. By the time I was nearing the final 2 bosses, I wanted to do it all over again. But I still had to games to go, so I said fuck it and beat the game.

      I've recently started Metroid Prime 2. Its an improvement over the first, and while the dual world environment is cool at first, the novelty wears of quick. Prime 2 takes place on Aether, a world that has divided into 2 dimensions by a meteor strike. Light Aether is mostly an arid wasteland after the meteor strike, at least the part's that I've explored. Dark Aether on the other hand is a hell of a lot more deadly. The atmosphere is an acidic miasma that damages you as long as you're in contact with it. You're only shelter are light beacons, some permanent, some with limited duration. You're first trek into Dark Aether is a harrowing experience, simply because of the deadliness of the place, as well as the enemies you encounter there.

      The "Ing" are one of the coolest enemies I've ever seen. A race of literal shadows who can dematerialize themselves at will, as well as possess any beings that are found on Light Aether, alive or dead. Awesome at first, but like with Dark Aether, the novelty wears off quick when you realize these guys are a pain in the ass to fight. I'm still only about 1/3rd into the game, so I'll see if anything changes.

      As for other gaming fronts, I played through Resident Evil 5. Never really followed the series, but it was still fun. Also got through Darkest of Days. It was fun, but very average. Had the AI been even remotely smart, it would have been a much better game.

  • Comments (491)

    • Scyhn

      13 years ago

      *casts force chok in responce to journal comment*

      (I know it's a little late but who cares)

      The lightside on K2 has tooo many cuts, same with the darkside. I wouldn't mind seeing a better way of doing it. (maybe even give Bao-Dur jedi status) (make Hk good),

    • Alleonh

      13 years ago

      hey, nobody's perfect

    • Qchan

      13 years ago

      ..yeah...

    • Qchan

      13 years ago

      ......thanks?

    • Caboose_Tank

      13 years ago

      nice to see you got thur, congrats man

    • staigscrane

      13 years ago

      Damn right they aren't lol.

    • spikep

      13 years ago

      Hey Juan, Nice you have been here for 2 years!!

    • Caboose_Tank

      13 years ago

      the next-gen version of you, a cool robot I just bought lol

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      that pic is compliments of the army 4th infantry division btw hence the unit patch

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      Sekai hes really into the gundam and mech stuff and especially rpgs so friend him i know him in real life

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      i remember when you ahd the armored core intros on yoru page lol those were the days much simpler for me thats for sure

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      good stuff on the thread btw smiley0.gif

    • TheCommando

      13 years ago

      Listen, The Rogue Army and the RARB need to become allies if we are to defeat this unknown meance to the site.

    • TheCommando

      13 years ago

      Have you heard from a group called The Wave?

    • Scyhn

      13 years ago

      new journal check it out and win mods...

    • NineBreaker

      13 years ago

      HAHA! BEAT YOU TO THE PUNCH!

    • Caboose_Tank

      13 years ago

      you need to give me your stats for the story

    • ANTX81

      13 years ago

      you read the new javlen i put up yet?

    • cursedchaos

      13 years ago

      I don't really like todays story line ever, but I wanted to get the clown completey out of the comic and I felt Mark wasn't showing up enought.
      The next one will be better.

    • danscar

      13 years ago

      That's Pit, I think he's way back from the NES days.

    • Caboose_Tank

      13 years ago

      Im writing a new story, you have been invited to take a reserved character if you so wish, my new journal will explain.

    • ANTX81

      13 years ago

      on nov. 17 PS3 will be released for:

      499.99 (20gig drive)
      or
      599.99 (40gig)



      strait from sony, no bs



      truly, like no other

    • Epion

      13 years ago

      It's a joke, check my journal. I really couldn't care less about the mods, but I need to make it seems urgent. smiley0.gif

    • Mr_Niimura

      13 years ago

      I'm pretty sure that if hell had a sound it would be this

      www.myspace.com/tsushimamire

    • Amara

      13 years ago

      Haha. Thanks for the comment. ^_^

    • Qchan

      13 years ago

      Yes it is :D

    • ANTX81

      13 years ago

      new javlen is up

    • ANTX81

      13 years ago

      you win this round sir-mods-alot

    • MurryBob

      13 years ago

      The images of those...mech/armor/walking pepsi cans what game is that cuz i just fell inlove......O,O

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      you mean the zeta plus OF COURSE

    • Caboose_Tank

      13 years ago

      if i get it, ittl be tommorow. But im not sure, is there various fighting moves and stuff? and what about the gameplay and fights?

    • crazypepe

      13 years ago

      Okay....thanks.

    • crazypepe

      13 years ago

      Does it work with the trial version too?

    • trinitylimit

      13 years ago

      smiley0.gif

    • ANTX81

      13 years ago

      its from a web comic...i turned it into a spork!

    • trinitylimit

      13 years ago

      I really don't care much for him as a villain, or even as a quazi-villian. I just think he's a hottie XD

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      i was thinking the same thing about his gelgoog that would be godly if they made it i would surely get and make it myself me being the model maker supreme on this site

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      sry nm dude lol me=dumbass

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      leave yoru thoughts on my journal thanks for the mods and check out the new model pics man

    • USMCTarawa

      13 years ago

      you should checke out the pics of my shin matsuanaga zaku 2 high mobility type

    • ANTX81

      13 years ago

      yep i dreamed it...i normaly dont have dreams and that night i didnt do anything ood so...who knows

      maybe im subconsously insane or some other form of messed~ification

    • Caboose_Tank

      13 years ago

      no man, he paints his arm black again so it matchs lol

    • Epion

      13 years ago

      Yeah I've seen Hellsing and I downloaded the newest ova*I'm waiting tell Christain get's here to watch it* and Eureka Sevens sounds interesting I might download it. Thanks

    • Qchan

      13 years ago

      ah huh...

    • ChickenGun

      13 years ago

      Yeah, the level 41 armour is pretty kick ass, with the red and all.

    • ANTX81

      13 years ago

      Ypu’ve won the ANTX81 Seal of Approval
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      take your pic

    • Calicantzari

      13 years ago

      Bleh, know some decent shops real or online? It was Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance and I don't wanna spend more'n 10 bucks. It's been out a while, I think. Used works too, all I need is a new disc.

    • cursedchaos

      13 years ago

      Thanks I got it off darkonedrei

    • Qchan

      13 years ago

      no I am, :P almost done, Sha just needs to give me her glue gun XD

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