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2013-01-24 12:13:28 PM
1.  Put DNA in bacterium
2.  Let bacterium mutate over many generations
3.  Read back mutated Shakespearian work to audience
4.  Laughter

Or

1.  Put DNA in virus
2.  Place virus in animal
3.  Let virus mutate many generations
4.  Everyone dies in the end
 
2013-01-24 12:14:10 PM
+farking 1 subby.

I wish I was the flying one.
 
2013-01-24 12:19:07 PM
And my latest grant proposal got shiatcanned. Where's my whiskey?
 
2013-01-24 12:20:20 PM
So we're going to inject this into a room full of monkeys, right?

//keep the typewriters
 
2013-01-24 12:36:19 PM
So what creature will the DNA make when interpreted by a normal biological process? It'd kinda be bad if Moby Dick stored as DNA is the most infectious virus ever.
 
2013-01-24 12:37:12 PM

Dr. Manhattan: And my latest grant proposal got shiatcanned. Where's my whiskey?


To be fair, didn't you take off to Mars?
 
2013-01-24 12:39:39 PM
So now we can encode memes in genes and close the circle.

If you thought earworms were contagious before...
 
2013-01-24 12:56:52 PM

lectos: So what creature will the DNA make when interpreted by a normal biological process?


Not sure if serious? This is kind of like asking what computer program would result if you tried to compile Shakespeare's sonnets as if they were code. You're not likely to get any sort of viable output.
 
2013-01-24 01:01:58 PM
Screw Altair. Ezio was the man.
 
2013-01-24 01:09:23 PM

Dougie AXP: Screw Altair. Ezio was the man.


still stuck on the tutorial mission in AC2 where you race your brother to the top of the church. The farking game hasn't even started yet and I can't beat him. Stupid farking buggy controls. Stupid farking buggy game that gives bro a stupidly far head start when you restart after failing the mission. and fark ezio for wanting to jump while freerunning when you don't want him to jump and not jump when you want him to. tried for hours and hours and variations based on different approaches shown on youtube videos.

I can't figure why people love AC2 when I can't even get the farking game farking started. fark fark fark.

/why yes, I sorta suck on the xbox generally.
 
2013-01-24 01:13:44 PM

Tax Boy: I can't figure why people love AC2 when I can't even get the farking game farking started.


I think I found your problem.

But, really? I can't think of something more pedestrian when gaming. Not making fun of you, just trying to understand. Are you more the rts type?
 
2013-01-24 01:17:35 PM

Dougie AXP: Screw Altair. Ezio was the man.


Revelations Ezio was the man. ACII Ezio was a brat that needed a beating to the head.
 
2013-01-24 01:27:18 PM

Tax Boy: Dougie AXP: Screw Altair. Ezio was the man.

still stuck on the tutorial mission in AC2 where you race your brother to the top of the church. The farking game hasn't even started yet and I can't beat him. Stupid farking buggy controls. Stupid farking buggy game that gives bro a stupidly far head start when you restart after failing the mission. and fark ezio for wanting to jump while freerunning when you don't want him to jump and not jump when you want him to. tried for hours and hours and variations based on different approaches shown on youtube videos.

I can't figure why people love AC2 when I can't even get the farking game farking started. fark fark fark.

/why yes, I sorta suck on the xbox generally.



Not to put you down or anything but my non gaming girlfriend got through that part in about 5.2 minutes. 3 of those minutes were spent pleasuring me orally.
 
2013-01-24 01:30:39 PM

L'mours: Tax Boy: Dougie AXP: Screw Altair. Ezio was the man.

still stuck on the tutorial mission in AC2 where you race your brother to the top of the church. The farking game hasn't even started yet and I can't beat him. Stupid farking buggy controls. Stupid farking buggy game that gives bro a stupidly far head start when you restart after failing the mission. and fark ezio for wanting to jump while freerunning when you don't want him to jump and not jump when you want him to. tried for hours and hours and variations based on different approaches shown on youtube videos.

I can't figure why people love AC2 when I can't even get the farking game farking started. fark fark fark.

/why yes, I sorta suck on the xbox generally.


Not to put you down or anything but my non gaming girlfriend got through that part in about 5.2 minutes. 3 of those minutes were spent pleasuring me orally.


I seriously doubt that a non gaming girlfriend could clear that in 5 minutes.
 
2013-01-24 01:35:14 PM
Tax Boy: I can't figure why people love AC2 ....

Once you play AC3, and spend hours wandering through vast tracts of land as a dull-witted native American kid named Connor, climbing around in f#cking trees and skinning goddamn rabbits and slogging around and not having any fun, you'll miss the everloving sh#t out of Ezio, I promise you.

I loved every other AC ever, I pre-ordered AC3 the first day it was available, and hurried home to play it on day one, and played for 3 or 4 hours before saying "F#ck it, this just isn't fun at all." As someone above already said, Ezio was the man.
 
2013-01-24 01:50:36 PM

thecpt: +farking 1 subby.

I wish I was the flying one.


Thank you! Finally got one greenlit.

/subby
 
2013-01-24 01:54:37 PM

Straight to doom: L'mours: Tax Boy: Dougie AXP: Screw Altair. Ezio was the man.

still stuck on the tutorial mission in AC2 where you race your brother to the top of the church. The farking game hasn't even started yet and I can't beat him. Stupid farking buggy controls. Stupid farking buggy game that gives bro a stupidly far head start when you restart after failing the mission. and fark ezio for wanting to jump while freerunning when you don't want him to jump and not jump when you want him to. tried for hours and hours and variations based on different approaches shown on youtube videos.

I can't figure why people love AC2 when I can't even get the farking game farking started. fark fark fark.

/why yes, I sorta suck on the xbox generally.


Not to put you down or anything but my non gaming girlfriend got through that part in about 5.2 minutes. 3 of those minutes were spent pleasuring me orally.

I seriously doubt that a non gaming girlfriend could clear that in 5 minutes.


I thought the part about her blowing me would elude to it being a joke haha
 
2013-01-24 02:34:35 PM

Quality Unassured: thecpt: +farking 1 subby.

I wish I was the flying one.

Thank you! Finally got one greenlit.

/subby


Congrats on your first greenlight. Have an Apple.

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2013-01-24 02:57:44 PM
www.100megsfree3.com

"Why can't you store both Shakespeare and Altair in DNA?"
 
2013-01-24 03:19:14 PM

Tax Boy: Dougie AXP: Screw Altair. Ezio was the man.

still stuck on the tutorial mission in AC2 where you race your brother to the top of the church. The farking game hasn't even started yet and I can't beat him. Stupid farking buggy controls. Stupid farking buggy game that gives bro a stupidly far head start when you restart after failing the mission. and fark ezio for wanting to jump while freerunning when you don't want him to jump and not jump when you want him to. tried for hours and hours and variations based on different approaches shown on youtube videos.

I can't figure why people love AC2 when I can't even get the farking game farking started. fark fark fark.

/why yes, I sorta suck on the xbox generally.


You'll really hate AC3, Ezio is like AWD on dry pavement compared to Connor's RWD on ice controls.
 
2013-01-24 03:21:14 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Tax Boy: I can't figure why people love AC2 ....

Once you play AC3, and spend hours wandering through vast tracts of land as a dull-witted native American kid named Connor, climbing around in f#cking trees and skinning goddamn rabbits and slogging around and not having any fun, you'll miss the everloving sh#t out of Ezio, I promise you.

I loved every other AC ever, I pre-ordered AC3 the first day it was available, and hurried home to play it on day one, and played for 3 or 4 hours before saying "F#ck it, this just isn't fun at all." As someone above already said, Ezio was the man.


This, so farking this. Buggy, poorly scripted, graphically inferior, and not cohesive at all. I'm debating on trading in AC3 for Revelations since I never played that one. But I've heard it isn't very fun.

/Brotherhood is one of my all time favorite games.
 
2013-01-24 03:34:17 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Tax Boy: I can't figure why people love AC2 ....

Once you play AC3, and spend hours wandering through vast tracts of land as a dull-witted native American kid named Connor, climbing around in f#cking trees and skinning goddamn rabbits and slogging around and not having any fun, you'll miss the everloving sh#t out of Ezio, I promise you.

I loved every other AC ever, I pre-ordered AC3 the first day it was available, and hurried home to play it on day one, and played for 3 or 4 hours before saying "F#ck it, this just isn't fun at all." As someone above already said, Ezio was the man.


Precisely this.

The tree-running is too closed. It lacks all the creativity, flexibility, and stealth of building-climbing.

And, for me, it lacks all the fantasy of the other games. The series peaked at ACR.
 
2013-01-24 03:41:15 PM

Girion47: Barricaded Gunman: Tax Boy: I can't figure why people love AC2 ....

Once you play AC3, and spend hours wandering through vast tracts of land as a dull-witted native American kid named Connor, climbing around in f#cking trees and skinning goddamn rabbits and slogging around and not having any fun, you'll miss the everloving sh#t out of Ezio, I promise you.

I loved every other AC ever, I pre-ordered AC3 the first day it was available, and hurried home to play it on day one, and played for 3 or 4 hours before saying "F#ck it, this just isn't fun at all." As someone above already said, Ezio was the man.

This, so farking this. Buggy, poorly scripted, graphically inferior, and not cohesive at all. I'm debating on trading in AC3 for Revelations since I never played that one. But I've heard it isn't very fun.

/Brotherhood is one of my all time favorite games.


AC3 was a disappointment, but not horrible. It felt restrictive after all the free-running and zip-lines of Revelations, but was redeemed by the gunship battles. Seriously, I'd buy that as a standalone game (imagine a variety of additional ships with purchaseable upgrades, playing privateer along the eastern seaboard and throughout the Caribbean). Hell, I'd settle for a DLC that added ship missions.
 
2013-01-24 03:43:26 PM

Quality Unassured: Girion47: Barricaded Gunman: Tax Boy: I can't figure why people love AC2 ....

Once you play AC3, and spend hours wandering through vast tracts of land as a dull-witted native American kid named Connor, climbing around in f#cking trees and skinning goddamn rabbits and slogging around and not having any fun, you'll miss the everloving sh#t out of Ezio, I promise you.

I loved every other AC ever, I pre-ordered AC3 the first day it was available, and hurried home to play it on day one, and played for 3 or 4 hours before saying "F#ck it, this just isn't fun at all." As someone above already said, Ezio was the man.

This, so farking this. Buggy, poorly scripted, graphically inferior, and not cohesive at all. I'm debating on trading in AC3 for Revelations since I never played that one. But I've heard it isn't very fun.

/Brotherhood is one of my all time favorite games.

AC3 was a disappointment, but not horrible. It felt restrictive after all the free-running and zip-lines of Revelations, but was redeemed by the gunship battles. Seriously, I'd buy that as a standalone game (imagine a variety of additional ships with purchaseable upgrades, playing privateer along the eastern seaboard and throughout the Caribbean). Hell, I'd settle for a DLC that added ship missions.


Sid Meiers Pirates?
 
2013-01-24 03:44:06 PM
Several posters here have convinced me yet again to avoid AC III. Played all of the other ones, but I've heard nothing but poor reviews on the new one. That's too bad.

I played Dishonored as an alternative, and that was fairly decent. No replay value at all (just like AC), but decent.
 
2013-01-24 03:55:57 PM

DjangoStonereaver: [www.100megsfree3.com image 274x378]

"Why can't you store both Shakespeare and Altair in DNA?"


"I never use it myself. It promotes rust."
 
2013-01-24 04:37:58 PM

Dougie AXP: Screw Altair. Ezio was the man.


This.
 
2013-01-24 05:44:06 PM
Do NOT do this with the Bible!
 
2013-01-24 05:54:40 PM
It looks like I'm the odd man out, because I thought AC3 was great. You don't like the tree-hopping and wilderness stuff? Skip it. Stick to the main storyline. The game only forces you to do that stuff a couple of times for a few minutes. AC3 had everything the previous games had and then they added more and better content. The sea missions are great, the peg leg missions are great and very different from previous games, and there's a huge amount to do if you're so inclined. Brawler, hunting and frontiersmen missions add some variety to the gameplay, as do the homestead (meh) missions and assassination contracts. And if you'd rather just do the main missions, you can. Or if you'd rather just run around killing guards, you can.
 
2013-01-24 06:14:30 PM

NobleHam: It looks like I'm the odd man out, because I thought AC3 was great. You don't like the tree-hopping and wilderness stuff? Skip it. Stick to the main storyline. The game only forces you to do that stuff a couple of times for a few minutes. AC3 had everything the previous games had and then they added more and better content. The sea missions are great, the peg leg missions are great and very different from previous games, and there's a huge amount to do if you're so inclined. Brawler, hunting and frontiersmen missions add some variety to the gameplay, as do the homestead (meh) missions and assassination contracts. And if you'd rather just do the main missions, you can. Or if you'd rather just run around killing guards, you can.


Yeah it has all these great little side things you can get into that add to the game...

But, there's no cohesion, it's just kind of there, levelling your assassins is stupidly simple, in Brotherhood you had more of a challenge. Making money is far more ridiculous. You craft crap and then send it off in a convoy, item management isn't fun...at all. Brotherhood had shops that you owned and you gathered rent from.

Also it left out the hiding spots ID'd on the minimap and the jumping is far more buggy and Connor's script is stilted and awkward.
 
2013-01-24 07:04:57 PM

Girion47: NobleHam: It looks like I'm the odd man out, because I thought AC3 was great. You don't like the tree-hopping and wilderness stuff? Skip it. Stick to the main storyline. The game only forces you to do that stuff a couple of times for a few minutes. AC3 had everything the previous games had and then they added more and better content. The sea missions are great, the peg leg missions are great and very different from previous games, and there's a huge amount to do if you're so inclined. Brawler, hunting and frontiersmen missions add some variety to the gameplay, as do the homestead (meh) missions and assassination contracts. And if you'd rather just do the main missions, you can. Or if you'd rather just run around killing guards, you can.

Yeah it has all these great little side things you can get into that add to the game...

But, there's no cohesion, it's just kind of there, levelling your assassins is stupidly simple, in Brotherhood you had more of a challenge. Making money is far more ridiculous. You craft crap and then send it off in a convoy, item management isn't fun...at all. Brotherhood had shops that you owned and you gathered rent from.

Also it left out the hiding spots ID'd on the minimap and the jumping is far more buggy and Connor's script is stilted and awkward.


Connor's script often sucks, yeah. Luckily he doesn't say much. I only encountered free-running or jumping issues a couple of times, and those were in pretty remote areas that probably weren't play-tested well. With a world so much bigger than the previous games, there were bound to be some spots where it didn't work right. I don't know why you'd need hiding spots on the minimap, and you make money much more easily from hunting than the convoys. The crafting system seems to exist just for creating new items for you to use.

I never played Brotherhood, I've only played the main series games (1, 2 and 3), but I thought it was better than 1 or 2. And I dunno what you mean by no cohesion, I thought it all fit together pretty well.
 
2013-01-24 11:03:29 PM

Girion47: But, there's no cohesion, it's just kind of there, levelling your assassins is stupidly simple, in Brotherhood you had more of a challenge. Making money is far more ridiculous. You craft crap and then send it off in a convoy, item management isn't fun...at all. Brotherhood had shops that you owned and you gathered rent from.

Also it left out the hiding spots ID'd on the minimap and the jumping is far more buggy and Connor's script is stilted and awkward.


I am stilling playing through AC 3 and this is my opinion as well. I have no desire to open up that craft caravan bullshiat and attempt to send anything, unappealing bullshiat worthless addition. Connor sucks at freerun, chasing almanac pages is frustrating when he gimps around rooftops like a farking amuptee with a bad prosthesis.

Never played Revelations but Brotherhood >> (that's right twice as good) as AC3. Now I will finish the game but it pisses me off whenever a franchise takes steps backwards. What were they thinking?
 
2013-01-25 05:18:11 AM
Is there anything beer can't do?
 
2013-01-25 09:43:12 AM

AnubisMan: Girion47: But, there's no cohesion, it's just kind of there, levelling your assassins is stupidly simple, in Brotherhood you had more of a challenge. Making money is far more ridiculous. You craft crap and then send it off in a convoy, item management isn't fun...at all. Brotherhood had shops that you owned and you gathered rent from.

Also it left out the hiding spots ID'd on the minimap and the jumping is far more buggy and Connor's script is stilted and awkward.

I am stilling playing through AC 3 and this is my opinion as well. I have no desire to open up that craft caravan bullshiat and attempt to send anything, unappealing bullshiat worthless addition. Connor sucks at freerun, chasing almanac pages is frustrating when he gimps around rooftops like a farking amuptee with a bad prosthesis.

Never played Revelations but Brotherhood >> (that's right twice as good) as AC3. Now I will finish the game but it pisses me off whenever a franchise takes steps backwards. What were they thinking?


Even worse are the Desmond segments. Here desmond, go plug in this glowy box somewhere in this cavern that is relatively featureless and monotone. Or run around this stadium that looks like it was created on the Playstation 1 graphics image.

I hated the Kidd missions as well, the mansion especially, the place was so dark that climbing around was near impossible because you couldn't see the jumps, and what could be grabbed in another game functions as a smooth wall in this game because there is only one route they want you to follow. Plus in the previous versions, forced camera placements for clues on where to go were far superior.

/Hated the Washington spy/steal map mission as Haytham
//Hated the burning ship/Lee mission even more.
 
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