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2013-04-11 09:04:00 AM
*clicks link*
*types ctrl-f*
*types gamefaqs*
Phrase not found

Is there a joke I'm missing?
 
2013-04-11 09:04:03 AM
Gamefaqs?  I'm not exactly up on my interwebs, but isn't that Facebook's layout?
 
2013-04-11 09:06:58 AM

fergalicious: Gamefaqs?  I'm not exactly up on my interwebs, but isn't that Facebook's layout?


Yes, yes it is.

Gamefaqs still uses a message board style most websites abandoned 15 years ago.
 
2013-04-11 09:09:20 AM
That whole episode felt like a re-cap.  Way too much bouncing around between story lines.  They don't need to go and pull a 'Book 4' and ignore characters for ages, but we don't need to see every character, every 20 minutes.
 
2013-04-11 09:09:46 AM

Klivian: fergalicious: Gamefaqs?  I'm not exactly up on my interwebs, but isn't that Facebook's layout?

Yes, yes it is.

Gamefaqs still uses a message board style most websites abandoned 15 years ago.


Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.
 
mhd
2013-04-11 09:12:01 AM
<pocketprotector>
"Reins" of Castamere?
</pocketprotector>
 
2013-04-11 09:17:04 AM

Fano: Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.


Far easier to use your search engine of choice and find a walk-through on other sites that will include pictures and video.
 
2013-04-11 09:23:47 AM
Since this thread is now about Gamefaqs, I'll throw in my agreement that their website is less than good, for navigation purposes at least.  I just use Google to direct me to where I want to go in the Gamefaqs universe.  Otherwise I get to search for my preferred title on my preferred system from a list of like two hundred games.

Also, why don't they show sortable review scores in their game directories?  I feel like I'm stuck in 2003 when I visit their site.
 
2013-04-11 09:27:46 AM
The "Reins of Castamere" misspelling triggers my nerd rage.
 
2013-04-11 09:45:59 AM

subfactorial: That whole episode felt like a re-cap.  Way too much bouncing around between story lines.  They don't need to go and pull a 'Book 4' and ignore characters for ages, but we don't need to see every character, every 20 minutes.


I do think it's quite a feat that they're devoting 10 hours to telling half of a book and it still seems to move at a breakneck pace.
 
2013-04-11 09:47:14 AM
I've been using Gamefaqs for 13 years now and personally i think its the easiest game site to navigate and i really like their message board layout, the only problem is the insane amount of terrible posters there. If you post ANYTHING on their message boards, instead of getting an answer or have a good talk about a game, all you get is 100 posts of people calling you a troll and telling you that your opinion sucks.
 
2013-04-11 10:05:28 AM

Glitchwerks: Fano: Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.

Far easier to use your search engine of choice and find a walk-through on other sites that will include pictures and video.


I don't want to watch a video walkthrough, or any ign style paginated crap. If i watch a video of beating the game, there really isn't any reason to turn on the game for me.

just a written description of where the 95 amulets of yendor are, especially stating which ones are lost forever, with maybe an ASCII representation of where they are located, and I'm happy. Actual game screens telling me precisely which pixel holds the item seems to remove a challenge for me. Except that one materia in ff7, where even knowing exactly where it was took like five minutes of prodding the statue to receive it.
 
2013-04-11 10:20:35 AM
The part where Brienne and Jamie kept "poking" each other made me chuckle.
 
2013-04-11 10:40:17 AM
I actually found that to be kind of funny. Certainly put effort in to it.
 
2013-04-11 10:51:32 AM

kenshin5435: I've been using Gamefaqs for 13 years now and personally i think its the easiest game site to navigate and i really like their message board layout, the only problem is the insane amount of terrible posters there. If you post ANYTHING on their message boards, instead of getting an answer or have a good talk about a game, all you get is 100 posts of people calling you a troll and telling you that your opinion sucks.


Ditto, though I have mixed feelings with the site not allowing swearing.  I get it wants to be family friendly, but no open forum is gonna be that way.  Honestly, it'd be better if it cut ties with GameSpot, as people get really confused when posts from one don't exactly gel in the other.

/The part about Jeoffrey joining the group Westboro Baptist Church got me to chuckle
 
2013-04-11 10:53:46 AM

Fano: Glitchwerks: Fano: Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.

Far easier to use your search engine of choice and find a walk-through on other sites that will include pictures and video.

I don't want to watch a video walkthrough, or any ign style paginated crap. If i watch a video of beating the game, there really isn't any reason to turn on the game for me.

just a written description of where the 95 amulets of yendor are, especially stating which ones are lost forever, with maybe an ASCII representation of where they are located, and I'm happy. Actual game screens telling me precisely which pixel holds the item seems to remove a challenge for me. Except that one materia in ff7, where even knowing exactly where it was took like five minutes of prodding the statue to receive it.


So much this.  If I'm looking for a simple clue of how to get past one obstacle or find one item, I just want searchable text. I don't want to have to guess which part of the walkthrough video I need to check and then figure out where in the video that one thing is.
  Lately walkthrough's for point and click puzzle/adventure games done in Flash have started getting these video walkthroughs to, but that's not what I want when looking for a single item I missed somewhere.
 
2013-04-11 11:12:40 AM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Fano: Glitchwerks: Fano: Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.

Far easier to use your search engine of choice and find a walk-through on other sites that will include pictures and video.

I don't want to watch a video walkthrough, or any ign style paginated crap. If i watch a video of beating the game, there really isn't any reason to turn on the game for me.

just a written description of where the 95 amulets of yendor are, especially stating which ones are lost forever, with maybe an ASCII representation of where they are located, and I'm happy. Actual game screens telling me precisely which pixel holds the item seems to remove a challenge for me. Except that one materia in ff7, where even knowing exactly where it was took like five minutes of prodding the statue to receive it.

So much this.  If I'm looking for a simple clue of how to get past one obstacle or find one item, I just want searchable text. I don't want to have to guess which part of the walkthrough video I need to check and then figure out where in the video that one thing is.
  Lately walkthrough's for point and click puzzle/adventure games done in Flash have started getting these video walkthroughs to, but that's not what I want when looking for a single item I missed somewhere.


I'm with these guys.  Sierra's hint books for their old adventure games used to be spot on.  They threw out a few decreasingly cryptic hints before out-and-out telling you how to get past a section of the game that was giving you trouble.
 
2013-04-11 11:25:57 AM
GameFAQs style walkthroughs are just fine.  Getting everything I might ever want to know about a game in a small text file (which I can print if I really want to) is better than having to deal with pictures and videos and other garbage designed for today's illiterate kids.

This is true if I just want to know one thing about a game (search!) or if I'm playing something really technical that requires looking lots of items up in tables every five minutes.  As those technical games are my favorite kind, I find the site very useful.
 
2013-04-11 11:32:31 AM
Everyday GameFAQs user of 13 years here. Agree with the positive feedback about the site. In fact, that's why I still go to those forums, because they're not cluttered with crap like huge ass image "signatures" that take more space and bandwith than the messages I want to read.

Seriously, there should be a rule that if your message is just 1 or 2 lines, your image sig doesn't show up.

Granted, I know the site is a minefield for trolls/idiots which is why I don't go to all the boards. I mostly stay in the Comics & Graphic Novels, Fighting Game and At The Movies ones which by their content tend to have more adult members.
 
2013-04-11 11:33:54 AM

Fano: Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.


BTW, who are you on GameFAQs forums? I swear to God you're a member of CAGN since I alwyas see you on FARK threads about comics and I've always suspected you're a fellow CAGNer.
 
2013-04-11 11:42:41 AM
www.thepicturehost.com
Now That's funny
 
2013-04-11 11:45:34 AM

Klivian: fergalicious: Gamefaqs?  I'm not exactly up on my interwebs, but isn't that Facebook's layout?

Yes, yes it is.

Gamefaqs still uses a message board style most websites abandoned 15 years ago.


But that STILL looks nothing like Facebook. Subby fails. I agree with other posters, too. Gamefaqs simply works as-is, no need to "update" its layout, people aren't looking for the 'wow' factor, they want to know how to beat a level on a game, and not much more.

As for the page itself, it's pretty damned funny...
 
2013-04-11 11:59:09 AM

rocky_howard: Fano: Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.

BTW, who are you on GameFAQs forums? I swear to God you're a member of CAGN since I alwyas see you on FARK threads about comics and I've always suspected you're a fellow CAGNer.


I'm not on the gamefaq forums. Pestering people here is nearly a full time job. I scan them from time to time though.
 
2013-04-11 12:28:29 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Fano: Glitchwerks: Fano: Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.

Far easier to use your search engine of choice and find a walk-through on other sites that will include pictures and video.

I don't want to watch a video walkthrough, or any ign style paginated crap. If i watch a video of beating the game, there really isn't any reason to turn on the game for me.

just a written description of where the 95 amulets of yendor are, especially stating which ones are lost forever, with maybe an ASCII representation of where they are located, and I'm happy. Actual game screens telling me precisely which pixel holds the item seems to remove a challenge for me. Except that one materia in ff7, where even knowing exactly where it was took like five minutes of prodding the statue to receive it.

So much this.  If I'm looking for a simple clue of how to get past one obstacle or find one item, I just want searchable text. I don't want to have to guess which part of the walkthrough video I need to check and then figure out where in the video that one thing is.
  Lately walkthrough's for point and click puzzle/adventure games done in Flash have started getting these video walkthroughs to, but that's not what I want when looking for a single item I missed somewhere.


Using text-only guides to find things like collectibles is very frustrating in my opinion, especially in open world games.

Using a text-only guide means I have to go to the table of contents, find the search code, hit control+f, copypasta the search code, and then usually flip through a few examples.  As opposed to just reading over the index and clicking the area I need.

I've been using GameFAQs since I first needed help with Chrono Trigger (I'm also on several private boards there like TWSS,) but it's become the last place I go now for help with games.

Like several other people noted, the forums are absolutely terrible now.
 
2013-04-11 12:38:27 PM
"Theon Greyjoy has posted a Fingernail on Facebook Marketplace"
 
2013-04-11 12:44:12 PM
This one made me laugh out loud

i29.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-11 12:49:09 PM
Theon Greyjoy took the quiz "Why did you invade Winterfell?". Theon scored 0 points.
 
2013-04-11 12:53:55 PM

Glitchwerks: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Fano: Glitchwerks: Fano: Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.

Far easier to use your search engine of choice and find a walk-through on other sites that will include pictures and video.

I don't want to watch a video walkthrough, or any ign style paginated crap. If i watch a video of beating the game, there really isn't any reason to turn on the game for me.

just a written description of where the 95 amulets of yendor are, especially stating which ones are lost forever, with maybe an ASCII representation of where they are located, and I'm happy. Actual game screens telling me precisely which pixel holds the item seems to remove a challenge for me. Except that one materia in ff7, where even knowing exactly where it was took like five minutes of prodding the statue to receive it.

So much this.  If I'm looking for a simple clue of how to get past one obstacle or find one item, I just want searchable text. I don't want to have to guess which part of the walkthrough video I need to check and then figure out where in the video that one thing is.
  Lately walkthrough's for point and click puzzle/adventure games done in Flash have started getting these video walkthroughs to, but that's not what I want when looking for a single item I missed somewhere.

Using text-only guides to find things like collectibles is very frustrating in my opinion, especially in open world games.

Using a text-only guide means I have to go to the table of contents, find the search code, hit control+f, copypasta the search code, and then usually flip through a few examples.  As opposed to just reading over the index and clicking the area I need.

I've been using GameFAQs since I first needed help with Chrono Trigger (I'm also on several private boards there like TWSS,) but it's become the last place I go now for help with games.

Like several other people noted, the forums are absolutely terrible now.


Ooh, I will step back a bit for stuff like some of the hidden stuff in grand theft auto. But in say, the uncharted games, just being the gist of where they were was fine.
 
2013-04-11 01:14:24 PM
Off topic, but after watching the episode Sunday, I got the feeling that Brienne was decidedly winning her duel with Jamie.  With him being shackled still and probably starving, do I still count that as a win for the badass knight, or do they eventually get a chance to have it out later?

/haven't read the books, will be starting soon.
/Tyrion > Arya > the rest; superb show.
 
2013-04-11 01:24:25 PM

Darbus: Off topic, but after watching the episode Sunday, I got the feeling that Brienne was decidedly winning her duel with Jamie.  With him being shackled still and probably starving, do I still count that as a win for the badass knight, or do they eventually get a chance to have it out later?

/haven't read the books, will be starting soon.
/Tyrion > Arya > the rest; superb show.


I loved Brienne but she quickly became Ned Part 2 Honor Boogaloo.


And we all know how GRRM feels about honorable people.
 
2013-04-11 02:06:07 PM
baah! boring episode.Not surprised someone had to do this to make up for it.

/YEAH, I read the books
//where the fark are the Bloody Mummers?
 
2013-04-11 03:11:03 PM
Tom o' Sevens and Anguy seem like they'd be pretty cool to drink with.
 
2013-04-11 03:11:12 PM
I keep thinking the outcome would be different if Theon Greyjoy and his army tried to slaughter these Ravens:

russellstreetreport.com

/Hodor!
 
2013-04-11 03:54:37 PM
Hodor changed his political views to Hodor

Hodor likes this
 
2013-04-11 04:03:49 PM
Does it bother anyone else that it's a three eyed raven instead of a crow?
 
2013-04-11 04:34:26 PM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Does it bother anyone else that it's a three eyed raven instead of a crow?



Yeah, that irked me, too. Not as much in retrospect, but it needlessly creates confusion between homing pigeons ravens and the 3EC, which were never related in the books. Loved the dream scene, though, so it balances out so far. As long as they do a kick-ass version of the trek up the hill in the snow toward the cave, I'll be happy with that storyline (but that's a ways off). Well, maybe the Queen's Tower scene, too, as that needs to hit, as well.
 
2013-04-11 06:01:38 PM

Fano: Klivian: fergalicious: Gamefaqs?  I'm not exactly up on my interwebs, but isn't that Facebook's layout?

Yes, yes it is.

Gamefaqs still uses a message board style most websites abandoned 15 years ago.

Works for, me, not cluttered with much crap when all I'm looking for as a FAQ for Milton's secret castle.


Always my first choice for looking up walkthroughs - simple and to-the-point.
Based on stubby's headline, I expected a .txt file with some ASCII art depicting the GoT logo, not, you know...Facebook.
 
2013-04-11 06:58:55 PM
Seems like this could be a wharrgarbl-type rebuttal pic for those politics-tab threads I've heard about.

img845.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-11 07:58:02 PM
I think the character of Lefty Lannister will be introduced this week.
 
2013-04-11 09:11:12 PM

Darbus: Off topic, but after watching the episode Sunday, I got the feeling that Brienne was decidedly winning her duel with Jamie.  With him being shackled still and probably starving, do I still count that as a win for the badass knight, or do they eventually get a chance to have it out later?

/haven't read the books, will be starting soon.
/Tyrion > Arya > the rest; superb show.


Jaime becomes a likeable guy, and then it becomes all sexytime with Brienne.

Well, some of that is true.

Also, Tyrion becomes an insufferable emo, and Arya becomes Supergirl. That's all truth.
 
2013-04-11 10:18:15 PM
My daughter sent me that link when the first episode one came out. Those recaps are creative and hysterical and perfectly capture the episodes. Love them.

This was my favorite part:

"Mysterious broomsweeper invites Theon Greyjoy to a Fleeting Moment of Hope."

/really feel sorry for Theon and what/who he becomes
//don't think it was a "finger" that got flayed
///sort of read between the lines on that
 
2013-04-11 11:04:48 PM
I should have asked this when the thread was still kickin',(and might post it again in the next thread) but how do those of you who have read the books feel watching the show? Not how faithful of an adaptation is it, but do you still find it pretty engaging when you have a reasonable idea of what's going to happen next?

I'm not going to lie, Game of Thrones is the highlight of my week every week, and though I'm a big fantasy fan and want to read the books, I'll finish them in what would be an awesome week but then lose out on my Sunday nights, likely until the show stops running. Worth the tradeoff?
 
2013-04-11 11:34:07 PM

VTGremlin: I should have asked this when the thread was still kickin',(and might post it again in the next thread) but how do those of you who have read the books feel watching the show? Not how faithful of an adaptation is it, but do you still find it pretty engaging when you have a reasonable idea of what's going to happen next?

I'm not going to lie, Game of Thrones is the highlight of my week every week, and though I'm a big fantasy fan and want to read the books, I'll finish them in what would be an awesome week but then lose out on my Sunday nights, likely until the show stops running. Worth the tradeoff?


I enjoy it, but I watch at a bar that tunes all the screens to GoT, cranks the volume, and has episode bingo.

Any Atl farkers come to the Book House Pub for the show. Maybe an hour early if you want a good table.
 
2013-04-12 12:36:24 AM

VTGremlin: I should have asked this when the thread was still kickin',(and might post it again in the next thread) but how do those of you who have read the books feel watching the show? Not how faithful of an adaptation is it, but do you still find it pretty engaging when you have a reasonable idea of what's going to happen next?

I'm not going to lie, Game of Thrones is the highlight of my week every week, and though I'm a big fantasy fan and want to read the books, I'll finish them in what would be an awesome week but then lose out on my Sunday nights, likely until the show stops running. Worth the tradeoff?


The show is way better.  I'm still quite entertained by the show in spite of knowing the story because it's so well done.  I don't care about not knowing.  It's not like the plot is the entertainment for me.  It's how they twist in the wind that is so delightful.

And boobies.
 
2013-04-12 12:53:41 AM
Not funny, and very lame. i've seen these done right before; this ain't one of them.
 
2013-04-12 01:09:48 AM

VTGremlin: but do you still find it pretty engaging when you have a reasonable idea of what's going to happen next?


I keep hoping but I've been disappointed with the adaptation for the most part. It hasn't been anywhere near as successful as the Walking Dead's adaptation. I read those too but most of the changes to TWD took the story in slightly different directions (and some flat out major departures) but managed to surprise and delight people (for the most part) even if they read the source material. Especially the first two seasons of TWD.

Seasons 4 and 5 of the GoT adaptation will really be interesting and could distinguish the tv show as they have huge opportunities to "fix" certain aspects of the books. I'm still imagining how they plan to end this season. They sped certain things way up and slowed other story lines down.

I think, watching GoT then reading will be great for you. You are going to love this season.
 
2013-04-12 03:33:56 AM
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2013-04-12 10:54:42 AM
Passing along a CSB:

Once, Majel Barrett and Lincoln Enterprises got slapped with a C&D at a Creation Con by Paramount flunkies for selling unauthorized Star Trek merchandise, and the supply was seized..

Majel was not happy Calls were made.

The C&D got lifted.The mechandise was returned.

/and many a flunkie died that day
 
2013-04-12 03:06:59 PM

bulok: This one made me laugh out loud

[i29.photobucket.com image 497x606]


It's the "bran stark likes this" that makes me snork my beverage.

/has not read the gamefaq link
//has not yet seen any season three
 
2013-04-12 09:00:27 PM
Just to apologize to everyone, I submitted this and I found the link one Gamefaqs, and for some stupid reason typed that into the submission when I meant to say 'Facebook'.  I then went to bed in shame and hoped this would just sink down into the queue.  I'm surprised it was greenlit.  Sorry for the confusion.

I laughed my ass off at this link though so I'm glad people enjoyed it.

sorry for the nonsense headline
 
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