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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: November 01, 2013, 11:30:11 AM »

Young drummer:

I enjoyed watching the whole video but the last 30 seconds are just brilliant.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: October 28, 2013, 06:37:24 PM »

I saw Gravity this weekend and I really enjoyed it. I'm actually a bit surprised no one has mentioned it around here (except for one mention in the Movies to look forward to thread).

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: October 25, 2013, 06:01:35 PM »
Episode 4 was frustrating.

I'm with you. I guess it's not really a spoiler, but just in case: did they really need four episodes to get where they are now?

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: It Came From The Internet
« on: October 21, 2013, 04:43:08 PM »

As it turns out we're all winners: "What each country leads the world in".

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:01:14 PM »
I can't say I like how the show is going so far this season; to be honest I thought the latest episode was quite boring. I hope things take a turn for the better soon or I'll probably stop watching.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What'd you do over the weekend?
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:27:58 PM »
Any tennis fans on SK?

I like both playing and watching tennis. I've been following the US Open as much as possible (the time difference complicates things on weekdays). The most recent matches I watched were Wawrinka vs Djokovic, Nadal vs Gasquet and Williams vs Na. I was rooting for Wawrinka on his semifinal but he just couldn't close it. Tomorrow's final will be a good match and I think Nadal will win.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:15:47 PM »

I'm reading The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño. I came across this book on my last trip to the library and since I liked 2666 quite a lot I decided to borrow it. I'm about 120 pages (about 1/6 of the book) in and somehow it feels as though the story is just getting started.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: The New Picture Thread
« on: April 07, 2013, 04:42:30 PM »
So, today I went to get my Ipod fixed, and there was an art festival going on by the business. I found a treasure inside the store, this was the first arcade I ever played, and it was free to play, no quarters needed, only being a customer gave me access :guts:

Sweet!  :serpico: I played that game quite a bit back in the day and I've been wanting to play it again. I'm a bit jealous.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:11:14 PM »
There's a help menu in the game in which you can get details on pretty much everything you'll need to know. Don't hesitate to check it out if you feel the need. The melee system follows a very classical "rock, paper, scissors" configuration, only they renamed "Leader, Slash, and Shoot". There's a little subtlety to it, for example "Shoot" prevents the enemy from fleeing, but it's overall very straightforward.

Note that having a good Security Chief is very important during tougher melee battles.

I completely missed this, I'll definitely be checking it out. Thanks for the tip!  :serpico:

Well, it's a 75+ hour long game, so the first 6 hours aren't decisive of anything other than setting the stage. That being said, I also wasn't in love with the game at this point. In fact I think I had put it down for a few days around that time, but Aaz urged me to continue, and I'm extremely grateful that he was persistent. It's these weak early moments that I think sunk this game for a lot of the reviewers, and that's a real shame...

Infinite Space is a true diamond in the rough. You may have to work at it to see what's so great about it at first. But give it time, and I think you'll see that it has heart despite its limitations. It builds to several story crescendos that are unlike anything in recent RPGs. The ultimate takeaway from the game is something special that I've experienced in only a handful of games.

Yeah, I know I'm barely starting, I guess I was just starting to think I missed something. It's good to hear that the best is yet to come and that the work put in will pay off.

going in guns ablazing and keeping a "dodge" on, will serve you through most battles

Exactly my current tactic!  :guts:

But yes, there are some variables that have yet to come into play, namely fighters and the number of ships you're facing and employing.
Like Aaz said, the HELP robot is very useful. You can find him at any large space station in the game. But there's also the game's manual: (some minor character spoilers in the characters section).

But basically: Leader>Shoot>Slash.

Thanks! I was thinking I was going to need a manual of sorts; mine is in German so no help there (I don't think I even opened it)

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 17, 2013, 06:36:05 PM »

My copy of Infinite Space arrived yesterday and I've played it for around 6 hours. The game has been OK so far but it hasn't wowed me yet (which I was kind of expecting to happen from the get-go). I know I'm just starting so I'm still hoping things will get better as I get further into the game.

The one thing I can't say I like in the game is fighting, I've found battles to be tedious so far; a single tactic has worked well in all cases, so not much variation regardless of the enemy. Is this something that changes later in the game?

Also, I didn't pay much attention to the explanation given for melee battles, so I don't understand how they work. I'm sure I will have to fight such battles at some point, so I hope I'll be able to figure it out by then.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: March 17, 2013, 06:03:51 PM »

I'm now reading World Without End by Ken Follet (the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth). I'm about one third in and I can't say I'm enjoying it as much as I did the first one. I hope it gets better at some point.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 10, 2013, 11:51:08 AM »
Finally got a copy of Infinite Space. Just waiting for it arrive so I can delve into it.

This game gets so much praise around here that it was impossible for me to resist, so I ordered one as well; and at 15€ including shipping I think it was a bargain.

Perhaps it won't be too long before I bug Walter with questions about it.  :guts:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:57:31 PM »
I didn't even know he'd written a sequel.

My copy of the book actually included the first chapter of the sequel at the end. I guess the editors were trying to get readers to also get it (it worked with me).

And I unfortunately can't really relate to your spoilers because it feels like it's been 20 years since I read it and those details have become fuzzy.

No worries. I was just nitpicking anyway.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:36:44 PM »
It's a bit longish at times but pretty good overall.

So I finished reading the book during the weekend. I can definitely see what you mean, but those parts didn't bother me at all. Two things that did bother me a bit were that Martha kind of disappeared towards the end and no real conclusion is given to her character, and the conclusion given to Waleran Bigod's character. Overall I really enjoyed reading the book, so much so that I'll be reading the sequel as soon as I get the chance. I might watch the TV series as well.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Saga Project News
« on: February 07, 2013, 07:26:25 PM »
I haven't seen any of the movies yet. I wonder how many people here fit that statistic.

I haven't seen any of the movies either. I'll probably see them at some point but I'm not in a hurry.

Character Cove / Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:47:46 PM »
Ya know, saying Guts is your favorite character is like saying Michael Jordan is your favorite basketball player, it's not so much a personal "favorite" as the obvious consensus. People should consider that when making their choices. We all know Guts is the best character, so let's spread the love around to some quirkier candidates, true personal favorites... even the villain, for example. Crazy, I know! :griffnotevil:

You convinced me! My vote is for Kobe.  :troll:

I voted for Guts and Serpico. Guts is pretty much a given and I have a lot of respect for Serpico, particularly as a fighter. But like other people have said, there's so many interesting characters that picking just two is really hard.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Official Weightloss/gain Thread!
« on: January 21, 2013, 06:59:05 PM »
Thank you guys!

I finished in 4 hours and 31 as I saw the finish line, will get the official finish time later. My knew was hurting most of the race, it had been bothering me last two weeks and I just went with it. It hurts a bit still, don't know for sure how bad is it until I cool down completely.

Well done! :ubik: Completing a marathon is no small feat, and doing it while in pain makes it even more impressive.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:09:39 PM »

I just started The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet and I get the feeling that I'm going to enjoy it very much.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: SKNET Radio - Post random songs
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:58:35 PM »

El Cuarteto de Nos - Ya no sé qué hacer conmigo

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 28
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:14:45 PM »

Really good podcast as usual! And thank you Walter for asking Griffith what phone he got. I was starting to fear it wouldn't be mentioned.  :serpico:

One thought that came to mind when you were talking about Casca and her ability to sense her son is if there could be a scenario where she could perhaps lose that ability when she's restored.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:06:30 PM »

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 25
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:01:19 PM »
Great podcast! I particularly like the discussion about Zodd.

One thought that came to mind when you were discussing Griffith's end was him thinking, even for a moment, about a quiet life with Casca looking after him, young Guts and Pippin the dog, and wondering if perhaps that would have been a better life; that at that point he would think of something he once considered so despicable in a completely different way. I know it's not going to happen, it was just a thought I had.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Walter's Son
« on: November 17, 2012, 07:15:37 PM »
Congratulations! I'm really glad everything turned out fine in the end. I also wish your wife a speedy recovery.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:19:49 PM »
Anyone on board season 2? How is it so far?

I've watched three episodes of season 2 and I'm enjoying the show as much as I did during season 1. I particularly liked the ending of the third episode.

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