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by Vance
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Game making
Replies: 14
Views: 3419

RPGs are largely outmoded cling-tos based on the limitations of older hardware. There are some really good ones that get released, don't get me wrong, but these days complex action and story can have far superior outlets. There's no reason to make a gamer play a spreadsheet in space.
by Vance
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Game making
Replies: 14
Views: 3419

Why thank you, but I'm hoping the actual game part works out. Plus I have to convince the guys they actually want to work on it.

I'll make the bare bones RPG XP available to download when I'm done with it... but that's a looong time away.
by Vance
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Was there a Goldstar VCD Module?
Replies: 19
Views: 4391

LDs use analog tech, which is a blocky bitch if they get damaged but always results in the greatest quality with skilled engineering. It's not always the most obvious thing, but listen to the album The Blackened Air by Nina Nastasia with headphones on and it becomes obvious.
by Vance
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: WiiU Controller
Replies: 19
Views: 5315

I think Microsoft has proven they're not making consoles you should buy at launch (the chapass multi-die system leading to RROD, calling the slim a redesign and thus ineligible for protection, etc) and I need to see if they ban development again. Forcing consumers to upgrade like that should have pu...
by Vance
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Was there a Goldstar VCD Module?
Replies: 19
Views: 4391

I only saw The Fugitive in action, but it was five steps below VHS quality. Pixels everywhere. I'd pick LD any day.
by Vance
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Game making
Replies: 14
Views: 3419

SC2 certainly has an impact on my dialog. In one scenario your ship's power goes down, lights and all. You have a line choice right before the emergency power kicks in. One of the lines? "Okay, we start eating the ensigns and then move on to anybody too stupid to stay in their quarters. Hand me the ...
by Vance
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Game making
Replies: 14
Views: 3419

Influences are Star Control 2 and the Star Trek games 25th Anniversary and Academy.

Battery low. More in a bit. I'll detail the logic and want opinions later.
by Vance
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Game making
Replies: 14
Views: 3419

Game making

I'm working on a pitch for my two programmer friends, one of whom has a license to release on Nintendo and Sony platforms. I'm still in the paper doc stage, but plan to design the entire story and logic engine in RPG Maker XP (Not the actual game engine, though, this is kind of an animatic for later...
by Vance
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: WiiU Controller
Replies: 19
Views: 5315

E3 is about a mile and a half away from me. I really have no excuse.
by Vance
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Was there a Goldstar VCD Module?
Replies: 19
Views: 4391

Saw the Goldstar add-on in a Babbage's once. So awful!
by Vance
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

Okay, going with Skype instead.

Hoping I can keep these people on the line. I'm REALLY good at driving them away.
by Vance
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

One of those phony debt collection agencies left a message.

Challenge accepted. Anybody know how to record a conversation on a cell phone?
by Vance
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Retro Gamer's "Perfect Ten Games" for 3DO
Replies: 38
Views: 8731

I'd say SF2 or Foes of Ali (it's only recently that EA's boxing titles have gotten away from that formula). Ice Breaker and Gex are good, but not topping anything besides WotW on that list. Wolfenstein was good, but very late to the party.
by Vance
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

It's granted that there will be a certain amount of nutty here; Little Tokyo is next to Skid Row and hard times have forced me to a hostel one street on the wrong side. One street is enough.
by Vance
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

knitting circle of damnable lies traweled from some hysterical ratings-hungry news hour, modified to fit you and your one awful mumu into the starring role of each one! Pick a direction and fuck off in it very quickly!" There was politely muted applause from somewhere down the hall. I have a problem...
by Vance
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

it would be stolen. It's important to note that the alleged theft happened right after another tenant claimed the same thing. Anyway, I had prepared for this. "Don't talk to me." Clever, eh? "They stole my..." "Don't talk to me." "Why you have attitude?" "Are you having trouble with this concept?" "...
by Vance
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

Living in the room on my other side is a shitheaded crazy woman. She will wait in the hallway for somebody to latch onto and then follow them around, shitheading in various ways: *Somebody stole her food. Cue three days of "I have no food!" *Somebody's trying to "snatch" her. *Some criminal group is...
by Vance
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: New Jaguar CD game up for order!
Replies: 35
Views: 14262

Solid. Thanks for the info.
by Vance
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Retro Gamer's "Perfect Ten Games" for 3DO
Replies: 38
Views: 8731

A couple aren't "perfect", and one needs to be dropped, but a damn good list.
by Vance
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

Apparently Shenmue thinks so: A transvestite character was changed to be an actual woman.

The Warriors does have a cross dresser out on a prom date, however. So Exp proves my point.
by Vance
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: New Jaguar CD game up for order!
Replies: 35
Views: 14262

Source?
by Vance
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

Remember that Chinese dude who was always at the soda machine? And he ALWAYS forgot his money? And he ALWAAAYS asked you to pick for him? He was totally gay for you in the most passive-aggressive way possible. I'm convinced that if you went through that enough, he'd be by that soda machine wearing a...
by Vance
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

Press X to not be hit by a football. Epic!

May it burn in two hells simultaneously just for popularizing that gameplay concept. An entire generation of game designers owe their excused lack of design innovation to that virtual inflated bladder /w membrane.
by Vance
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

Ironically, something made me very happy today. I found a brand new copy of The Warriors. I can't see how it took this long, the world having such heinous taste that Shenmue has such a cult following. Still, my brain is a map labeled Good Times right now.
by Vance
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: New Jaguar CD game up for order!
Replies: 35
Views: 14262

Somebody want to ask ES? The PSP is a poor device for navigating certain high-end websites and I'd just use a bunch of bad words anyway.
by Vance
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Carmageddon Reincarnation
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

There's probably a damn good reason Germany is filled with ace hackers, and that is because it's easier than smuggling a ton of Half-Life across the border.
by Vance
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Carmageddon Reincarnation
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Ain't no N64 lurking around these days, though "both" would be a good Christmas option.
by Vance
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4418

I'm stuck living between two real winners. One is a "wigger", in fact to the point that every single black friend I have is more race-neutral than him. Also: Asian fetish. And he won't stop calling me "dog" despite the fact that I've never said one word to him or even looked at him. Because I don't ...
by Vance
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: SON-OF-A-BIIIIIIIIIIrd!
Replies: 17
Views: 5409

You can easily find those online for five or six bucks.
by Vance
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: SON-OF-A-BIIIIIIIIIIrd!
Replies: 17
Views: 5409

It seems like it was really easy to knock one lense out of alignment on those things. I found that a quick disassembling and reassembling did the trick. I cleaned it out and fiddled with it, sure, but I'm sure none of that meant anything. I think it was just a bit loose, wire slipped, etc.