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The Gaming Lounge / Re: Streaming!
« on: August 31, 2016, 06:37:50 PM »
Neat, glad to hear others are streaming as well.  I'll have to look for that one later.

If this belongs in Advertising, could someone move it there?

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Streaming!
« on: August 30, 2016, 03:08:57 PM »
Yeah, been away for a while... whole bunch of BS in life has kind of kept me away from social stuff.  I've been streaming to keep my sanity, and to be an outlet for a number of other issues going on in my personal life.

The Gaming Lounge / Streaming!
« on: August 30, 2016, 12:39:30 AM »
Also could be titled "Shameless self promotion", but it's gaming related.  If this should go elsewhere, let me know.

I am streaming gameplay on Twitch, and archives are going to Youtube.  Twitch streams occurring Tuesday through Thursday starting at 11:30 PM EST, and will be on that schedule for the near future (to be affected by future job placements).  Youtube archives should be going up daily.  Current game stream is Cave Story Remastered, but completed games so far include Fez, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Mark of the Ninja, Axiom Verge, and Jotun, among others.

Hope you all find something you enjoy!

The Gaming Lounge / Pokemon Snap
« on: April 23, 2015, 11:24:03 PM »
So, this is largely sparked by this article

and I remembered how much I loved this game.  I'm not really a big fan of Pokemon in general, it just never clicked with me, but Snap really worked with me.  A friend of mine, after I described the gameplay to him, commented that it sounded like you were playing as the Pokemon world's equivalent of a young Steve Irwin, which retroactively made my memories more awesome.

But, beyond being an underappreciated gem of the N64, there has not been any sequel, and it's now fifteen years on.  Nintendo does have a propensity for revisiting its nostalgia, so I'd like to see a follow-up myself.  I was discussing this with friends and we came up with a list of features that might make a sequel worthwhile, as Masuda mentioned that a straight remake was not what they wanted to do.

Time cycles, weather cycles, and potentially seasonal cycles, for more versatility and a sense of randomness and more opportunities for different Pokemon to be present in different situations (creating opportunities for the Special images)
Zoom options to get photos of Pokemon that might get aggressive if you're too close.
Potentially a plot with Team Rocket requiring you to also get photographic evidence to expose them
Longer game, more stages and areas, and branching paths within stages (beyond just secret exits)

Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?  Maybe we can get enough ideas together and nail the 95 Theses of Pokemon Snap Reform to Nintendo's door.

The Museum / Fanfiction
« on: April 23, 2015, 08:06:06 PM »
Yeah, it's going there.

So, I admit I'm picky about mine; quality of writing is usually more important to me than the premise, though a good premise helps.  I've picked up a few good ones, which by odd coincidence tend to be *long* stories as well.  I thought I'd share with everyone.

The Dresden Fillies trilogy: Strange Friends, False Masks, and Great Power, the last of which is ongoing.  Crossover fic in which Harry Dresden, wizard, accidentally enters Equestria.  Hijinks ensue, followed by some serious crap.

Dungeon Keeper Ami is another crossover, of Sailor Moon and the video game Dungeon Keeper.  Sailor Mercury gets stuck in a negative space wedgie and finds herself the proud owner of a brand new Dungeon Heart.

The Power of the Pen is a bizarre but fun little metastory in which characters from the Firefly universe find slash fanfic of characters from the Firefly universe.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is the single longest, and single most reviewed, story on  Written by a researcher, the story is an alternate universe of the HP saga with several major changes, the most important of which is that instead of Vernon Dursley, Harry's aunt Petunia married a tenured Oxford professor of science, and Harry was taught the scientific method.  The fic had the stated goal of compressing the primary plot of the entire HP saga into the first year of Harry's schooling.

Anyone else got any they like?

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Let's Play
« on: October 31, 2014, 02:41:27 PM »
So, for Halloween, I have decided to do something thematically appropriate... so I uploaded all of the episodes corresponding to the Magus Castle area.  So episodes 32-38 are now up!

General Chit Chat / Re: Food
« on: October 09, 2014, 06:20:52 PM »
That's a handy resource, I'll have to pillage that for food ideas- I mean, carefully review it. ;)

The chickpea sandwich idea has been a godsend... I'm so sick of ham and cheese that it isn't even funny, and it's become a refreshing change in my diet.  I've been making a lot of slowcooker recipes recently as well.

Today I ended up combining some homemade chili with a box pasta-and-cheese mix, which turned out tasty.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: What games do you miss the most?
« on: October 04, 2014, 03:37:15 PM »
I have to admit, I was always fond of some classic DOS games like Solar Winds (which sadly was bugged in such a way that you could eventually kill yourself by turning in a circle even when it was new), the various Moraff's dungeons games, and even some old Windows 3 games like Dare to Dream or Castle of the Winds.

General Chit Chat / Re: Food
« on: October 04, 2014, 12:28:55 PM »
Guardian, I dunno if it's coincidence or if that is actually a standard thing, but that base recipe is also what I do for my spicy sausage dip (add 1 lb Italian sausage, cooked and drained, plus 4 oz jalapenos), my spinach artichoke dip (12 oz each, drained and chopped fine), *and* my taco dip (1 lb beef, trade a block of cream cheese for 8 oz melted cheddar mixed with a roux, can of black beans, and shredded lettuce).

General Chit Chat / Food
« on: October 03, 2014, 09:47:22 PM »
So, since I recently became employed again, in addition to my Lets Play, I've been getting back into the kitchen and cooking things beyond canned soup and noodles.  Because I'm sure a few others here probably have some fallback recipes for group gaming nights beyond calling Pizza Hut (which even I will admit to doing more times than I like), I'm curious about what you all like to eat or cook.

For myself, I have to be really careful about what I make for friends, because one of my friends is fatally allergic to citrus... and citrus gets used in a lot of ready-made meals.  Recently I've found a good recipe for meats in a slow cooker and thought I'd share it.

I've used variants of this on chicken, ground beef in the form of sloppy joes, pork roast, and as a flavoring for rice and kielbasa, so it definitely has become a staple of my house.

Also, have started making chickpea sandwiches, an idea I wouldn't have considered without this page (warning, comically foul language).

Got a few others I'd be willing to share, but I'm curious what everyone else has in their cookbook.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Let's Play
« on: September 06, 2014, 02:58:57 PM »
Episode 25 is up!  For the record, we are now through the Masa & Mune fight and working on getting the sword reforged.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Let's Play
« on: August 21, 2014, 09:32:31 AM »
So... I lost my job last month, so I haven't been doing this as often since I've been working on job hunting instead.  I'm uploading the rest of my backlogged recordings, and then I'll go from there.

EDIT: I am employed again!  Regular episodes to resume at an unspecified date in the future, but still going through my backlog.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Awesome Games Done Quick
« on: June 24, 2014, 01:44:45 AM »
Part of what I love is just the random stuff that you would never see or hear under other circumstances... During the bonus game for the Resident Evil 2 run... "Instead of being a special ops member, you are a giant block of bean curd."

As of right now they're at $95,000.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Steam Summer Sale 2014
« on: June 23, 2014, 12:21:09 AM »
Picked up Borderlands 2, Skyrim, Double Dragon Neon, and a few other games.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: Awesome Games Done Quick
« on: June 22, 2014, 11:22:13 PM »
SGDQ has begun!  As of 11 PM Eastern, they have already raised $50,000.  That's in nine hours.

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