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  1. Finding strength to deal with difficulties in life

    During the natural course of our lives, we all will get to enjoy good times but also the bad. It's not too difficult to enjoy those good periods, in fact I'm sure we all revel in them. But since...
  2. What are your thoughts about microtransactions in Metal Gear Solid V?

    Lately, it would seem that Konami is starting to lose the plot. Not only did they recently announce that they would be focusing predominantly on mobile games, they also cancelled the highly...
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    While I've always enjoyed and expected games to...

    While I've always enjoyed and expected games to have a final boss, I've realized that this not always necessary. I'd like to see more games eschew this tired old game design trope. Nowadays, with the...
  4. Thread: SteamOS

    by AlexKid
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    I've heard of Steam OS but I'm not quite sold on...

    I've heard of Steam OS but I'm not quite sold on it, that it will be a massive success. We yet don't know how well Steam Machines are going to do. While Steam is the dominant PC game portal, there...
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    Honestly, wearable technology won't improve our...

    Honestly, wearable technology won't improve our lives. I don't mind that it's there, I may even purchase a smart phone down the line. However, I don't see it adding much in the 'quality of life'...
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    Currently using an iPhone 6 but hardly ever carry...

    Currently using an iPhone 6 but hardly ever carry it out around with me. It stays on my desk when I'm out jogging or popping over to the supermarket to purchase groceries. Since I develop apps, it's...
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    Actually, no. There's far more apps out there...

    Actually, no. There's far more apps out there than I have any use for. When I first got my smart phone I would downloads tons of apps, and I guess I was becoming obsessed. But after a while I saw how...
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    I imagine my favorite musician to have either a...

    I imagine my favorite musician to have either a mullet, long beard or hairy chest adorning a thick, gold chain. It seems like we're going back in time, perhaps to the 70's and 80's when most male...
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    @Skatetro Got to agree with you about Lollipop...

    @Skatetro Got to agree with you about Lollipop Chainsaw, great selection of tracks that seem to fit quite well in most areas of the game. Funnily enough, a lot of people are turned off by Lollipop...
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    Hey, I'm glad you mention Valkyria Chronicles and...

    Hey, I'm glad you mention Valkyria Chronicles and Dead Space. Two awesome games, while completely different - know how to work on a person's emotions. Valkyria Chronicles has several likable...
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    Should more games have licensed music?

    It has become more common for game companies to use licensed music in their games. Particularly from popular artists and within various genres. Anything from EDM, hip-hop, R&B, metal and pop music...
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    Some great choices there. My personal favorite is...

    Some great choices there. My personal favorite is the final boss music when battling Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII. As a standalone piece of music, I can't say it totally blows me away. But it's so...
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    Anyone here ever own an 8-bit computer?

    I got into gaming and computers back in the early 80's. My first home computer was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum with 48K of ram. Incredibly under-powered by today's standards for sure. You could probably...
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    I've never been a fan of the RTS genre. Back in...

    I've never been a fan of the RTS genre. Back in the 90's Command and Conquer, it's spin offs and plenty of clones hit the gaming scene. I remember how crazy everyone was going for these games. I...
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    Yes, Bioshock 1 had a phenomenally good story....

    Yes, Bioshock 1 had a phenomenally good story. Perhaps too much in Ayn Rand territory but nevertheless the type of story aimed squarely at the thinking person. My favorite story in a game is from...
  16. I definitely believe that it's possible....

    I definitely believe that it's possible. Evolution is real and it has been proven, there's no need to refute such a scenario could have taken place. Humanity is about to embark on another form of...
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    Kindness can definitely be a strength, especially...

    Kindness can definitely be a strength, especially in a world where this is in short supply. Everyone is different and everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. I believe one of the most...
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    I had an enjoyable experience growing up as a...

    I had an enjoyable experience growing up as a child. My parents were really great to me, and still are. I count myself very fortunate for having such awesome folks as I know that's not a reality for...
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    Yes, subject matters relating to religion can...

    Yes, subject matters relating to religion can bring plenty of impassioned responses. :aishagrin:

    I definitely believe in a higher power but I'm totally cool if another person doesn't. I generally...
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    In general, I love all types of animals. I keep...

    In general, I love all types of animals. I keep cats, dogs and sometimes rabbits as pets and they are most definitely great company. But honestly, I'm more of a cat person as they tend to be less...
  21. Thread: Global Music

    by AlexKid
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    I enjoy some French electro and indie stuff. In...

    I enjoy some French electro and indie stuff. In particular music that comes out of the Record Makers label such as Sebastien Tellier and Kavinsky. They seem to draw lots of inspiration from the 80's,...
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    One of the most memorable final boss death scenes...

    One of the most memorable final boss death scenes in a game are in Metal Gear Rising:Revengeance. This is a ridiculous game right from the beginning, with plenty of over the top action from the...
  23. Thread: GOG Galaxy

    by AlexKid
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    I don't really visit GoG for my gaming fix. But I...

    I don't really visit GoG for my gaming fix. But I really like what they do, it's great that they are supportive of old PC games. Furthermore, they also help out indies that are developing games that...
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    Well, I've got a thing for JRPGs and Atlus so I'm...

    Well, I've got a thing for JRPGs and Atlus so I'm impatiently waiting for Persona 5. I don't think there is any other title coming out this year that has me equally excited. However, I did hear about...
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    Yeah, feeling the old timer effect as well. Most...

    Yeah, feeling the old timer effect as well. Most of the stuff I listen to is from the 80's & 90's and modern-day indie stuff that mimics the sound of those decades. Nowadays I'm listening to a lot of...
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