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(Wired)   Why video games are meant to be played at your house with friends and not online with strangers. For you hardcore gamers, 'friends' are complicated NPCs with whom you can interact over long periods of time, engaging in barter and missions   (wired.com) divider line 14
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2014-06-18 02:13:02 PM  
7 votes:
I think you're all missing the bigger issue here:

THIS WOMAN HAS A HAND FOR A FOOT!

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2014-06-18 01:19:33 PM  
4 votes:
Don't even start, subby. The outernet sucks.

NPCs are idiotic, the quests are almost non-existent, it takes forever to level up, the story line is a giant mess, and there is no tutorial.

/Graphics are pretty good though
2014-06-18 01:34:19 PM  
3 votes:
There is nothing in this WORLD more satisfying than crushing someone in Mario Kart, and then jumping up and screaming "I am the greatest!" over and over again.

/The only thing that approaches it is when your douchebag friend does it to you, when his hands are in the air above his head you give him a solid squirrel shot, and as he is rolling on the floor in pain you reply, "You may have won the battle, but I have won the war." Also, calling him a pussy helps too.
2014-06-18 01:12:20 PM  
2 votes:
I'm glad this is from Wired. I don't have to actually read the article to know I'm not wrong in disagreeing.
2014-06-18 10:24:20 AM  
2 votes:

Langston: Those sound like an unnecessary waste of time resources.


Most of the time they're going to frustrate you, but if you have to move or something you can use them like +5 Backpacks of Extra Hauling and not have to make as many trips.
2014-06-18 06:09:17 PM  
1 votes:

stonicus: The only plus I can think of to buying at a store is the social aspect of conversing with a friend/employee who has a similar hobby, but apparently I shouldn't, lest I bore or annoy them.

One of the Game Stops around here has this asian girl with beautiful tits working there.  That's a major plus.


Protip:  Take the 100+ bucks you'd blow on a couple retail games just for a chance to stare at some counter-chick's tits and head to a strip club for an hour of beers and tossing singles at a full rotation of half-naked women.

God knows the clientele in a strip club give off far less of a skeevy basement-dwelling creep vibe than what you find shuffling around in your typical retail video game store.
2014-06-18 04:15:03 PM  
1 votes:
None of my real friends are sworn to carry my burdens.
2014-06-18 03:38:36 PM  
1 votes:

akya: Ego edo infantia cattus: As someone who sells video games for a living, I've heard every boring, harebrained opinion involving the game industry a thousand times. I couldn't give less of a rat's ass how you prefer to play or why. Your well rehearsed arguments are akin to telling the Pizza delivery guy why you like or hate pineapple as a topping. Just STFU and give me your money you little crack monkeys.

/Remember this next time you're in a video game store.
//Nice headline subby.

This is why I never buy video games from a chain store:
1.New, most items are priced above amazon. Plus sales taxes.  I'm not of the age where I can't wait 2 days for any video game. (plus new release games can arrive on the release date from amazon)
2.Used items are usually priced well above what I could get them on Ebay for.
3.They give you next to nothing for selling your used stuff.  again Ebay
4.More and more full sized games are available for download from the built in store at reasonable prices, removing the need to leave the house.

The only plus I can think of to buying at a store is the social aspect of conversing with a friend/employee who has a similar hobby, but apparently I shouldn't, lest I bore or annoy them.


One of the Game Stops around here has this asian girl with beautiful tits working there.  That's a major plus.
2014-06-18 02:56:16 PM  
1 votes:
31.media.tumblr.com

/obscure?
//lets find out
2014-06-18 02:01:06 PM  
1 votes:
I remember when they took split-screen multiplier out of the Burnout franchise, and I thought about how much I wished the guy who made that call would get T boned by a semi at an intersection.
2014-06-18 01:47:44 PM  
1 votes:

Langston: Those sound like an unnecessary waste of time resources.


Friends, Family, Religion. These are the three demons you must slay if you are ever to have an epic mount and a tricked out toon.
2014-06-18 01:36:22 PM  
1 votes:

rumpelstiltskin: Langston: Those sound like an unnecessary waste of time resources.

Most of the time they're going to frustrate you, but if you have to move or something you can use them like +5 Backpacks of Extra Hauling and not have to make as many trips.


Yeah, but they have a steep beer upkeep requirement when used that way
2014-06-18 01:13:16 PM  
1 votes:

Best Princess Celestia: Online is easier. Especially if your local population has one of the highest crime rates in the country.



And a bunch of lousy campers at spawn points.
2014-06-18 01:10:19 PM  
1 votes:
It's why I still like the Wii.

Of course, the bulk of my time is spent on Rift and making a video game with the kids.

//They insisted the main character start with a "Duct-taped sword"
 
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