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Forum Games / MOVED: I wish my <DS/DSi/3DS> could...
« on: July 20, 2016, 01:07:43 am »
This topic has been moved to Video Games/Glitches Discussion, as it is not a game but theorycrafting about features that the DS/DSi/3DS could have.
The Dumpster Out Back / Re: I'm back
« on: December 27, 2015, 08:30:32 am »



I don't know what I was thinking with the OP
So yeah, I purchased Splatoon. If anyone from Nintendo asks, it's because of that picture on Reddit where someone jizzed all over the girl Amiibo. That's not actually the case (it was because of the dank maymays), but I don't want them to start cracking down on that stuff because it's hilarious. They should team up with the rest of the cumming on figurines guys to form a new marketing strategy.

All shitting while giggling aside, it's actually a pretty fun game. The default controls are maxim potato (because they involve flipping around the Wii U Gamepad like a fucking tool), but you can change that s**t to use the more sensible right stick. It's reasonably easy to learn, though actually progressing is a b***h because you start at level 1 and right now (I understand the August patch will fix this) there's no matchmaking so you can be up against some level 10-14 dudes or whatever who will f**k you in the face with their weapons that you're not allowed to buy because f**k you (these shopkeepers are worse than the ones in Kalos). But if you figure out what you're doing (protip: Play defensively to start off with until you can upgrade stuff) it's not so bad. The game almost tries to discourage you from playing the single-player mode, going so far as to have the in-game guide you around disembodied text tell you that the the guy you have to talk to to do missions is some crazy homeless guy who smells. Once you realise that this game does actually have single-player, it's pretty fun, almost introduces a puzzle platforming element to the third-person tactical shootery (but not much). Those boss battles are deceptively challenging though (at least the one I've fought), but Nintendo has moved on from their "you died f**k you back to beginning" stage, so you can just go in and have fun and enjoy yourself until you win or you give up.
The main aspect of the game is fucking cash either way, once the 4v4 with friends patch gets underway in August it might be the next Nintendo national e-sport in the ranks of Porkymans and Smash Bros. Maybe. You can get pretty deep into the strategies here because you have various different weapon types, so it's closer to something like TF2 in terms of balance except with a different equipment system. Something like that. It's a cool game, okay? Just take my word for it. Even the graphics are pretty impressive, I guess that's just coming from back in the days when Nintendo put potato GPUs in all their consoles and you had to hope the gameplay didn't suck to make up for it. Now they both don't suck.

I only got the Inkling Girl amiibo because she's cute. Not in a waifu way, but in a daughteru way. Supposedly they're supposed to give you challenges which give you money for completing them, but I dunno if it's necessarily worth the real life money cost unless you just like figurines.

Also, soundtrack is fucking amazing, can't even hold all these genres. I didn't even know Toru Minegishi can do this punk-rocky type thing (okay, "squidcore"), and the other tracks show a large Hideki Naganuma influence and then there's dat boss battle final phase theme. Physical CD when?

Final score: Like Super Mario Sunshine with guns / 10 -- Machinima
So this is a little thing I accidentally did in that one newfangled Tomb Raider game while replaying it, it occurs in that scene where the plane gets struck by lightning out of nowhere, and then you slide down a mountain while not getting Lara impaled by a pole, or deliberately having that happen if you're a guro fetishist. Anyway, ordinarily, some cutscene happens and you're at the top of the slope for a split second before the game pushes you down it. However, apparently it's possible to walk the wrong way (hold up on the controller) in that split-second and not fall down the mountain while the game thinks you are, which looks something like this:

You can continue walking along like this, but because you're supposed to be falling, you can't jump or use your weapons or change the camera angle.

Eventually you'll reach the point where they stopped programming solid ground, and fall off into the void.

And then you just keep falling forever, as the scenery around you disappears from the render distance. After a few seconds, Lara dies as she would falling from any other kind of great height.

You can only do this once, by the way, since after you die the game respawns you slightly down the mountain so you don't have a chance to avoid the scripted falling again. So make the most of it.
Art / I maked good drawing
« on: April 09, 2015, 01:41:02 am »

pls no criticism ;_;

All jokes aside, been having fun with High quality waifu art, and decided to make this as a homage to their style and a homage to my complete lack of artistic talent. I laugh harder at my creation every time I look at it. Probably because I know it genuinely, non-sarcastically is the best thing I've drawn in my life.
So, I've been playing through AlphaSapphire, and decided to not bother levelling my Pokémon too much to keep it challenging. I've managed to get to the E4 now, and as you'll see from the levels below, my team is nowhere near the level normal people would be before facing them, to the effect of about 10-15 levels lower. And because I'm a cocky b*****d, I gave myself some more rules:
- No saving in between E4 matches (this is actually safer given the situation)
- If I lose (which I do, because I made this into a genuine challenge), I must soft reset
- No gaining any levels or catching/using any other Pokémon other than what I have below (which makes this a tricky team to rate, but I can't be stuffed grinding)

I've tried this twice and lost both times (otherwise I wouldn't bother posting it here, just bragging about my success), the first time I lost to Sidney and just needed to switch around the order of my team, the second time I got all the way up to Steven and then got bodied by Metagross, so here I am now, revising my plans. Anyway, the team before I try again tomorrow night:

Gardevoir "Bae" Lv 44
Mild / Trace
- Psyshock
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Shadow Ball
This is usually my MVP, I just Mega Evolve and spam Moonblast to take care of most things. As it so happens, Psychic + Fairy + Ghost gives perfect coverage. I'm not too sure about Calm Mind, while in theory I like having stat boosting moves there for when I get free turns, I haven't got a chance to use it yet so I'm contemplating putting Thunderbolt/Charge Beam/etc there instead for more super effectiveness. Protect might also work for helping PP stall out dangerous moves (that don't OHKO it), and helps Mega Evolution, but I dunno.

Absol "Ryuko" Lv 44
Adamant / Super Luck
Razor Claw
- Night Slash
- Psycho Cut
- X-Scissor
- Swords Dance
Abuses Super Luck + Night Slash/Psycho Cut + Razor Claw (good old Poké Mileage Club) to get 100% critical hit chance with the Gen 6 mechanics. Dark/Psychic/Bug is only resisted by Mawile and Klefki, the latter of which I won't see in Hoenn. I don't seem to have much other attacking moves available that would be useful for it, so Swords Dance is just there once again in the off chance I ever get time to use it. Actually, I lied, this is the real MVP at least against the E4.

Pikachu "Hood Rat" Lv45
Docile / Lightning Rod
Light Ball / Kawaii desu nee costume
- Thunderbolt
- Brick Break
- Nuzzle
- Grass Knot
Mostly self explanatory, this used to have Draining Kiss instead of Grass Knot when I tried this team, but I never used it because its low power means it would nearly always get outdamaged by Thunderbolt or Brick Break anyway, and Grass Knot helps against Claydol and some others (probably). In terms of what I'll see in Hoenn, Electric/Grass/Fighting is only resisted by Vileplume, Roselia, Lati@s, and Shedinja anyway, none of which the E4 have and only the first two I'm likely to see any in-game trainer use. Nuzzle is useful against opponents that are slower than me but otherwise faster than the rest of the team, if I know I'm not going to be able to KO it immediately with my other moves.

Shedinja "PowerShell" Lv46
Rash / Wonder Guard
Lax Incense
- Shadow Sneak
- Secret Power
- Will-o-Wisp
- Hone Claws
Hilarious to use against all the in-game trainers who don't have a move that can hit it, meaning I can just sit there and hone my claws all day. It's also useful for picking off weakened opponents with Shadow Sneak, or if I'm lucky with Lax Incense/an opposing miss, getting a Will-o-Wisp in. Unfortunately it's too slow to be able to use WoW most of the time or Secret Power, which is just there as filler really but it does get better coverage than Aerial Ace or X-Scissor. I'm not sure what else to put there though that I can actually use. Item is also questionable because it relies on luck, the only other things I have lying around that suit it are King's Rock and Quick Claw but those are also luck-based too. Sucks that it dies to Spikes which Steven's Skarmory will lay down without question, so next time I plan to lead with this so it Aerial Aces me after I Shadow Sneak some chip damage in, I revenge kill it with Hood Rat, and I revive it later because Steven's Metagross can't touch it.

Latias "HM Slave lol" Lv35
Timid / Levitate
Cleanse Tag
- Surf
- Dive
- Waterfall
- Fly
A complete and utter waste of a good-natured legendary (that's how I roll dawg), just here to soak up hits. About 1% of moves it can sometimes survive and I'll be able to get two healing items instead of just one before it dies. Might be able to get some good Surfs off if I bothered levelling it up, but nah.

Linoone "Linoleum" Lv22
Brave / Pickup
- Rock Smash
- Strength
- Cut
- Dig
The other HM slave, which even if I did bother keeping its level in line with the others, would still be crap in battle. At least it might get me a few more healing items in between battles. I'm open to suggestions for nicknames, because this one sucks.

Risks/strategies for individual E4 members
- Sidney: More problematic than I like to admit because there's no previous battles to get experience from. Sharpedo took me out the first attempt due to its speed, I have to make sure Bae is in top shape to survive a Crunch (AI doesn't use Poison Fang for whatever reason) to Moonblast it. Shiftry is also fast apparently. If I lead with Ryuko instead of Bae, it gets affected by Intimidate, which might not KO Mightyena and I am vulnerable to Swagger. Otherwise, Ryuko and Bae outspeed Cacturne and Absol and KO them with X-Scissor and Moonblast respectively.

- Phoebe: The easy one, Ryuko's Night Slash OHKOs almost everyone who are all slower. Except for Dusknoir which is a 2HKO, but it shouldn't OHKO Ryuko and if it does then I go to PowerShell and use Shadow Sneak to finish it off, and then if that was the last Pokémon revive Ryuko after the battle, if not, keep Shadow Sneaking away, inevitably get KOd by the next guy, go to Linoleum, revive Ryuko, get KO'd, finish off whatever's left and then after the battle heal Linoleum and PowerShell.

- Glacia: I can't lead with PowerShell like I want to, because her first Glalie has Crunch. It's only safe to use against the second Glalie and Walrein. The first Glalie doesn't tend to use Light Screen from what I've seen, if it does, I'm using physical attacks and I have Brick Break on Hood Rat anyway. Hail is on everyone and kills PowerShell, so if I want to use it I have to stall it out. The two Froslasses tend to outspeed everyone, the first one can't kill Ryuko in one hit and I have enough Moomoo Milks to stall it out of Blizzards, but Confuse Ray is annoying if it uses that. Second Frosslass is a b*****d because it can hit Ryuko super effectively with Draining Kiss, though luckily that doesn't OHKO. Walrein never used Sheer Cold on me, but Ryuko and Hood Rat both outspeed it and can take it down with a Night Slash and Thunderbolt respectively, it's a 2HKO even if one dies to a Blizzard or Sheer Cold.

Also, I might get a boner from her redesign and lose concentration.

- Drake: Easy winnings, if I lead with Bae, I outspeed everyone and OHKO them with Moonblast. This is what I would be saying if Salamence wasn't there, which outspeeds Bae and KOs her with a Crunch, and outspeeds and Dragon Rushes everyone else, except for PowerShell who it KOs with Crunch. I'm basically screwed if Dragon Rush doesn't miss at opportune times, though I think if I level up Hood Rat from previous battles enough, it can outspeed it and then Nuzzle it so I can KO it with Bae. Possibly I could switch PowerShell in on Kingdra who can't touch it, and then spam Hone Claws and use Shadow Sneak once Salamence comes out (if that's enough to KO it, if not I'd have to revive PowerShell and keep going). I don't know if the AI would stay in with Kingdra though.

- Steve: As difficult as a final boss should be (with this challenge). Skarmory will lay Spikes on the first turn which takes PowerShell out of action completely since I don't have anything to remove it. So basically what I didn't do on my attempt which I now realise I have to do is to lead with PowerShell, get a Shadow Sneak in to break Sturdy, die from Aerial Ace (I'm 99% sure the AI will always choose this), revenge kill with Hood Rat, then battle on as normal and revive PowerShell at some point later. Claydol's screens are a pain because Brick Break isn't going to do much damage to it, Ryuko can critical hit Night Slash through them but it means I'm relying on it until the screens run out. However it can't touch the aforementioned PowerShell which I now realise I need to keep alive. Aggron I'm not sure what the best way to deal with is, it'll take out someone with Stone Edge/Earthquake and then die in about 2-4 hits depending on how lucky I am/who's alive at that point. Cradily has too much damn defensive stats, Confuse Ray always messes me up, and heals itself even from my HM slaves with Giga Drain so I have to take it out fast, and I generally hate it. At least Sludge Bomb doesn't OHKO Bae. Armaldo isn't having any of Ryuko's critical hit shenanigans, and does way too much damage with X-Scissor. So it's also a b*****d. And then there's god damned Metagross. It outspeeds everyone when Mega Evolved, uses Bullet Punch on the turn it Mega Evolves to avoid the Speed issue, and pretty much kills everyone in one hit. Basically, I _need_ to keep PowerShell alive or I have no chance in hell. I don't even think Hood Rat can survive a Zen Headbutt to Nuzzle it and then revenge kill it with Ryuko.

So that's my terrible team which I know sucks, and the rules of my self-imposed challenge. Nitpick away. My only plan I have so far is to get myself some more Max Revives by grinding Wonder Trade for Poké Miles, unless I forgot about some easier way to get them.
Debate Wars / Can Sonic the Hedgehog outrun The Flash?
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:05:25 am »
I somehow progressed the general conversation topic at work to this because it is very important. None of my coworkers had any idea.
Rate My Team / Battle Maison team that I already know sucks
« on: September 22, 2014, 07:01:45 am »
So here's the team that I used in the Super Singles Special Stroganoff Surprise thingy and got to 49 wins. AND THEN THEY LOST TO NITA BECAUSE THEY'RE DISGRACEFUL FAILURES AND I'M DISAPPOINTED IN ALL OF THEM

Blaziken "KFC" @ Blazikenite
- Low Kick
- Flare Blitz
- Swords Dance
- Protect
Speed Boost / Naive / 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Physical sweeper that OHKOs most things and gets OHKO'd by everything else, also apparently broken. I don't use High Jump Kick because I don't trust the RNG, though perhaps I should give it a go. Flare Blitz is pretty much required over Fire Punch to actually KO things, notably some Fairy types that otherwise give me a lot of trouble. Protect is obligatory and as you know useful for grabbing a Speed Boost, scouting for funny movesets, and mispredicting the AI and using it when they use a setup move. Swords Dance doesn't get a chance to be used too often because the AI never switches, except against Pokémon where I know I can resist and not get killed by all of their moves, and Slaking if I use Protect on the non-Truant turns. Those situations are basically a free win.
Naive nature because at some point I contemplated making it mixed and then changed my mind, I don't think it'll be taking a hit anyways in the grand scheme of things.

Azumarill "Reisen" @ Leftovers
- Aqua Jet
- Belly Drum
- Play Rough
- Superpower
Huge Power / Adamant / 92 HP / 252 Atk / 164 Spe
Standard BD Azumarill set that can and will destroy your entire family. If this thing gets a Belly Drum up it's pretty much GG, and if it doesn't, it's still pretty dang good and probably the best member of this team so far. Leftovers is actually only the item because I was training it with in-game battles and so took the Sitrus Berry off it so it doesn't get used up, but I keep forgetting to switch it back and eventually I just figured this works just fine. EVs are copypasta'd from Smogon, I keep thinking I should redo it with max Speed but perhaps they know better than I do and the extra HP is for a reason (or it just doesn't need that much Speed).

Hydreigon "FluffyMuffin" @ Lum Berry
- Dark Pulse
- Taunt
- Work Up
- Flash Cannon
Levitate / Timid / 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
This was created for one purpose and one purpose only later proved useful for everything else: Kill that stupid annoying fat carcinogenic misogynist other negative adjectives Umbreon that I lost to greater than 0 times. Which it does so perfectly, it can switch in on the Confuse Ray (due to Lum Berry) or Payback then Taunt it and be free to do whatever. I put Work Up in there because I figured I might take the opportunity to set up and Hydreigon doesn't learn anything else setuppable (Why can't it learn Nasty Plot or Agility or whatever? Bleh). Flash Cannon seems to get better coverage overall than Dragon Pulse, and can sometimes kill Fairies if I'm lucky (and I don't forget they outspeed me due to Hydreigon's stupid 98 base speed).
So other than me being mad, this guy pulls his weight quite often, I've saved quite a few battle videos where it saves my ass due to Taunt or having a surprising amount of bulk. And yes, the Lum Berry does save my ass quite a few times as well. And its typing (which is why I chose it) means that my entire team has no common weaknesses, which in the context of suggestions, is something I would like to maintain. Also, it's cool looking. However, it does get outsped at the best of times, which is a bugger, so I might have to replace it with something else.

So yeah, that's the team, any suggestions are welcome. I'm inclined to get rid of Blaziken; I don't usually go with legendaries just because of the lack of breeding (I am however open to explanations of RNG abuse or me being told that some legendary would be worth the soft resetting), and I don't like strategies that revolve solely around abusing the AI (read: Truant + Entrainment) because I like to think that one day I will actually socially interact with people and want to have a team ready to battle humans with, or something. But those are my only two morals. Other than that, fire away. Tell them how much they suck. I know I did.
Multimedia Discussion / Zowayix's Procrastinated Anime Reviews
« on: August 31, 2014, 05:25:21 am »
After countless years, it's the topic of a lifetime nobody was really waiting for. I finally got around to doing this like I said I would, except I shouldn't say that just yet, because I might die in between writing this preamble and finishing this post. Then it wouldn't count.

But anyways, let's get to the point and enjoy this awkwardly written review about possibly awkwardly written and maybe not anime. The first anime that will be reviewed here today, after many[1] beers on a Friday evening that one time (a few weeks ago actually so this review is partly from memory but I will watch it again for a bit as to not talk completely out of my ass), is KissXsis. Or Kissxsis. Kiss x sis. However the f**k you're supposed to format the title. This has been called 'the most fucked up anime ever' by some kid on YouTube who made a list of said categorisation. Of course I felt the need to investigate.

Picture related because otherwise this whole thing looks like a wall of text. Also so you know what you're getting into in terms of art direction.

So, before watching, I thought this show was about lesbians. I don't know why I thought that, possibly I had it confused with Sakura Trick for some reason or because the picture above looks like they're lesbian sisters, but it isn't. It's about (heterosexual) incest, and it's a comedy and not some romance drama. Well, there is romance drama, but primarily comedy. But I'll get to that as I go along.

Because that explanation didn't make sense when I just typed it and hence won't make sense to anyone who reads it: This is a comedy series about some guy whose name is Keita or something like that, and he has two sisters named Ako and Riko, the latter of whom I keep going to call Rito for some reason and for some reason doesn't take that friggin' goddamned bandage off her face and it rustles my jimmies. Also, those two call Keita Kei-chan just to confuse the Higurashi fans in the audience like myself. So the majority of the series is about Ako and Riko trying to flirt/have sex with their brother. Actually, they're his step-sisters. Clearly anyone who would watch this anime is the type to start getting offended if they were actually blood related so they have to hand wave that away. Keita being a harem main character though, is mandated to not just jump at the opportunity. That, and like people in real life would in the same situation, he probably just doesn't want to have sex with his step-sisters. OR DOES HE???///??/question mark

Along the way, we meet some auxillary characters such as Keita's friends who act more like dudes that Keita is forced to hang out with more than his actual friends, who are perpetually baffled as to why Keita doesn't just have sex with his sisters (they don't know about the step part). Also some poor busty glasses chick who gets dragged into all this mess, an obligatory loli who also provides the required quota of the words 'senpai' and 'kōhai' who is way too perverted for her age, and a really fucking hot teacher. Damn she's fucking hot. I'd take her classes.

(pic related: delicious)

The first few episodes center around Ako and Riko's attempts to get their brother to f**k them, and said brother's thoughts being among the lines of "Hey maybe it would be pretty hot if I- nah that's pretty fucked up dude I probably shouldn't". So I watched the first few parts and I was like "Yoooo, what the f**k?". Then it continued and I was like "Yooooooooooooo...." THEN THEY MADE CHOCOLATE LIPSTICK AND I SAID "YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!" I couldn't fucking believe what I just saw, YET I COULDN'T STOP WATCHING IT AND THEN THAT TEACHER WAS WEARING THE DUDE'S USED JOGGING CLOTHES AND THEN SHE... YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO[2]!!!!!!!

Copypasta aside, it was slightly entertaining in a way. Also, I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but this show is highly NSFW. My boss told me off for even mentioning it at work. Well I say if you asked me what I did with my weekend in the context of polite conversation it would be impolite of me to not tell you. I can't win. Anyway yeah, totally show it to kids dude it'd be funny don't show it to the youngins. This was actually on TV though, so they can't get away with any showing of nipples, but there are mentions of pubic hair and girls pissing on people's heads and whatnot.

Anyway, around the middle part of the series, Keita starts questioning some questions. Things like "If I did actually marry my sisters, how would that even work?" and other philosophical debates. They travel to Akihabara where they learn that their teacher is as much of a sexual deviant as they are, and apparently it's her goddamn business whether or not her students are having sex with their own step-brother (despite apparently that being legal). Also we meet their parents, who apparently are trying to set up their children together. This is more hilarious than it sounds. So, there's that, and the fact that Keita actually has exams to study for. Actual drama ensues, as he doesn't know whether he's actually going to pass or not given that his damned sisters keep distracting him. Not that the romance is ever put to the side, though later on it does seem to focus more on the glasses girl that I can't remember the name of. It is a harem, and as such the guy's supposed to end up in manufactured situations that hint towards him ending up with every girl he meets along the way, it just feels like she has more of those situations. Not that it matters, because it doesn't end with him being in a relationship with anyone. Kind of feels like a letdown, but maybe there's supposed to be a second season. I don't know. My understanding is that there's some OVAs, which are apparently more explicit. I might watch and review those some other time.

I will make a point of reviewing the soundtrack of everything I talk about that has one, so: The soundtrack. Nothing really to see here. Just... nothing. Well, I don't mean as though there isn't a soundtrack, but it's completely and utterly generic and non-notable. Not horrible and unlistenable, just bland. The composer (Mizuki Ueki) doesn't even seem to have done anything else in their career that I could find, of course, it could be an alias for some more well-known person who doesn't want to be associated with incest harem anime. I suppose if you were doing a striptease and you wanted some background music for it, Otawamure Massaichuu sort of works, but well, I only really mention that because it's the only song I could remember. I couldn't even remember the name even if it was translated, I just thought "yeah I guess there's that one jazzy sort of song that played during the erotic scenes". As for the opening/closing themes.... eh. When I first watched this, the YouTube videos didn't even keep the opening credits in there. Before I wrote this review I watched it again, and found a version that does, and it's nothing special. Ending theme is pretty generic as well, they have Ako and Riko doing a convoluted dance during it. I think they were going for a Hare Hare Yukai vibe, but they didn't realise nobody cares about the ending theme here. Just generic J-pop with (subjectively) bleh singing, of course your mileage may vary and you might like the vocalists. I didn't, and this is coming from a person who enjoys all kinds of anime ending themes. This one was just.... meh. Not "OH GOD WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS AAAA", just meh.

Overall, it was okay, if not slightly predictable. But good for a few shits and giggles. Not the most fucked up anime ever by any means, though it is rather lewd.

Final Score: I was drunk / 10

[1] The word 'many' here refers to exactly one standard drink. I'm not a lightweight shut up
[2] She masturbated.

And here's this crap.
General Discussion / Really bad jokes
« on: August 27, 2014, 06:42:57 am »
Post your horrendous jokes here. Those with weak stomachs should turn away now.

I'll start this off with what Yammer (enterprisey private social network) has deemed to be the worst joke that I have posted there:

An Afghan, an Albanian, an Algerian, an American, an Andorran, an Angolan, an Antiguans, an Argentine, an Armenian, an Australian, an Austrian, an Azerbaijani, a Bahamian, a Bahraini, a Bangladeshi, a Barbadian, a Barbudans, a Batswanan, a Belarusian, a Belgian, a Belizean, a Beninese, a Bhutanese, a Bolivian, a Bosnian, a Brazilian, a Brit, a Bruneian, a Bulgarian, a Burkinabe, a Burmese, a Burundian, a Cambodian, a Cameroonian, a Canadian, a Cape Verdean, a Central African, a Chadian, a Chilean, a Chinese, a Colombian, a Comoran, a Congolese, a Costa Rican, a Croatian, a Cuban, a Cypriot, a Czech, a Dane, a Djibouti, a Dominican, a Dutchman, an East Timorese, an Ecuadorean, an Egyptian, an Emirian, an Equatorial Guinean, an Eritrean, an Estonian, an Ethiopian, a Fijian, a Filipino, a Finn, a Frenchman, a Gabonese, a Gambian, a Georgian, a German, a Ghanaian, a Greek, a Grenadian, a Guatemalan, a Guinea-Bissauan, a Guinean, a Guyanese, a Haitian, a Herzegovinian, a Honduran, a Hungarian, an I-Kiribati, an Icelander, an Indian, an Indonesian, an Iranian, an Iraqi, an Irishman, an Israeli, an Italian, an Ivorian, a Jamaican, a Japanese, a Jordanian, a Kazakhstani, a Kenyan, a Kittian and Nevisian, a Kuwaiti, a Kyrgyz, a Laotian, a Latvian, a Lebanese, a Liberian, a Libyan, a Liechtensteiner, a Lithuanian, a Luxembourger, a Macedonian, a Malagasy, a Malawian, a Malaysian, a Maldivan, a Malian, a Maltese, a Marshallese, a Mauritanian, a Mauritian, a Mexican, a Micronesian, a Moldovan, a Monacan, a Mongolian, a Moroccan, a Mosotho, a Motswana, a Mozambican, a Namibian, a Nauruan, a Nepalese, a New Zealander, a Nicaraguan, a Nigerian, a Nigerien, a North Korean, a Northern Irishman, a Norwegian, an Omani, a Pakistani, a Palauan, a Palestinian, a Panamanian, a Papua New Guinean, a Paraguayan, a Peruvian, a Pole, a Portuguese, a Qatari, a Romanian, a Russian, a Rwandan, a Saint Lucian, a Salvadoran, a Samoan, a San Marinese, a Sao Tomean, a Saudi, a Scottish, a Senegalese, a Serbian, a Seychellois, a Sierra Leonean, a Singaporean, a Slovakian, a Slovenian, a Solomon Islander, a Somali, a South African, a South Korean, a Spaniard, a Sri Lankan, a Sudanese, a Surinamer, a Swazi, a Swede, a Swiss, a Syrian, a Taiwanese, a Tajik, a Tanzanian, a Togolese, a Tongan, a Trinidadian or Tobagonian, a Tunisian, a Turkish, a Tuvaluan, a Ugandan, a Ukrainian, a Uruguayan, a Uzbekistani, a Venezuelan, a Vietnamese, a Welshman, a Yemenite, a Zambian and a Zimbabwean all go to a nightclub.

The doorman stops them and says, ‘Sorry, lads, I can’t let you in without a Thai.’
Because there didn't seem to be one already, post your rigs here. It's okay if you don't think they're that flashy or whatever. We're not here to judge, just admire, so probably don't tell people their computer sucks unless they want you to tell them if it sucks or not. Or if it's intended to be satirical and obviously the poster knows it sucks, etc. I will insist though that you use [img width=1024] or some similar value to limit high resolution images, don't want this to turn out like the screenshot thread.

Anyway, here's mine, with all of my lack of photography skills. Large pictures incoming. You had your chance to turn back, people with slow connections. Now you lose.

The printer and/or scanner. Does its job well (and works great with Linux, as per the test page), though one day I might get one with automatic duplexing. It was like $44 though, so I can't complain too much.

Another shot of the right side of the desk.

Yeah that's right mum I'm just running a 20 metre cable from the router in the loungeroom and there isn't s**t you can do about it (nor can anyone else do s**t about it, for that matter).

Some more detailed closeups that I have nothing interesting to say about.

Can't even fit this side panel on anymore because of how many cables I have spaghetti'd in there.

The router here was used as a wireless bridge and isn't needed anymore due to the CAT6 cable pictured above. I suppose I should put it away somewhere.


The only reason why this isn't as messy as my desk used to be is because I haven't unpacked all my stuff yet.
General Discussion / So, GCLF, how crazy are you?
« on: February 15, 2014, 06:30:32 am »
Find out here and post results:

Doesn't really surprise me that much, though I thought I was going to get a bit higher overall.
Pokémon Discussion / So a certain bank was released in Australia today
« on: February 04, 2014, 06:35:28 am »
And normally, I would take the opportunity to dash over to these forums and post something among the lines of "HAHAHAHAHA SUCK IT AMERICANS", and I was seriously about to do just that. But unfortunately a voice popped up in my head that said "Hey Andrew, don't you think you should actually try it out first?". And so I did, and was met with this.


Is it okay to transfer this Box?

(Actually, that's not completely true, I was first met with "Download the Poke Transporter" because I thought Bank and Transporter were supposed to be integrated which annoyed me slightly because navigating the eShop is a pain in the dick. I have to wait for the completely unnecessary spinning circle to stop before I can press the Home button? Are you fucking kidding me?)

Anyways, this is the only option you have other than selecting No and exiting. Not even to just transfer one Pokémon at a time, or hell, even if the programmers behind this are too fucking stupid to pull that off, selecting another fucking box. And there was s**t in that Box 1 on my White version I didn't feel like transferring just yet, so I had to go into the game to move around every single one but 3 (a Delibird, Joltik, and Pupitar just to try things out) into another box. And let me tell you, moving s**t around in Gen 5 when you don't have an orange glove is not a fucking entertaining activity. See I dunno about you, but I play Pokémon to enjoy myself, not do things that are seriously about as entertaining as household chores.

Now normally, this kind of thing wouldn't bother me at all. I would even consider it whining. But after the pretty much worst launch of any cloud service (that didn't need to actually be a fucking cloud service, and if you think "B-b-but they couldn't get it to work otherwise!" then actually try proving me wrong) I've ever seen with the weakest excuses I've ever heard of, this is the icing on the fucking iceberg. I'm seriously wondering how a company that makes all sorts of great games can release a product that fails this hard in every single way.

Overall, I give it this rating:


I'm fucking serious. Don't buy Pokémon Bank ever. Maybe use the free trial as I am and get your Celebi, but just transfer everything you can and get out of there after the 30 days are up and afterwards get everything off Wifi. It is not worth your money (no matter how much $5 a year isn't), and if not that, it is not worth your time signing up for accounts and agreeing to bullshit EULAs (if you actually believe it is a good thing that it will erase nicknames deemed 'offensive' please never use the internet ever again). Also, Nintendo needs to be sent a message that this bullshit is not fucking okay. They're not in the economic position to be fucking around here (lately it surprises me 0% that their share prices are dropping and all that s**t).
Video Game Glitches Discussion / Breaking Sudoku in Puzzler World 2
« on: February 01, 2014, 05:36:47 am »
This is for the PC version, I don't know if it not works on the DS or whatever else ports. And obviously it doesn't work on the physical magazine/newspaper ones.

Anyway, I was doing a sudoku puzzle in this game (#59, but I don't think it matters which one though maybe the ones that only go up to 6 don't not work) and I accidentally typed 0 in one of the boxes instead of 2. I probably had too much caffeine in my system today and it affected my hand-eye coordination, I dunno.
Anyways, this happened:

And it played the sound effect that plays when you put a number into a tile normally in a loop forever, and stopped me entering anything else into the entire puzzle other than being able to click any tile to put a 0 in it (with the looping sound effects stacking with the previous one). So I quit without saving'd that one and went to another one. At which point it puts a 0 into the top-left tile before I can do anything, and again stops anything else from happening except putting more 0s in, like such:

Just as well I already have the achievement for completing 10 sudoku puzzles. According to what I've read on the Steam forums with other people who for some reason also play this game, restarting the entire game fixes it at least.
I did get a good laugh out of it happening, though.

So yeah, given this glitch, and a glitch preventing one of the achievements from being unlocked when you meet the criteria to unlock it (I suspect I've encountered that one but I haven't explicitly checked), another glitch preventing you from accessing any Master Mode puzzles beyond #16, and about 70-80% of word puzzles (I wish I was exaggerating) assuming you live in the UK or are otherwise familiar with bizarre words nobody uses and TV shows and s**t you don't watch, I'd recommend nobody buy this game ever. And whoever is supposed to be responsible for supporting this game (something happened to the original developer, and that doesn't surprise me) doesn't support it because who the f**k knows why.
General Discussion / A picture of myself having dinner with my waifu
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:01:54 am »

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