Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:14 pm

Crowing wrote:FFX is one of my least favorite FFs. VI > VII > XII > IV> don't care about any of the other ones.

Looks like we have opposite tastes then. My list would go IX > X > VII > VIII > XII > X-2

FFXI is obviously a completely different category, but that's what I was playing while everyone else here was playing WoW.

bosmer88 wrote:I am killing time with games as well. I beat FXIII-2 the other day. I *love* FFX. It is by far my favorite in the series. The ending almost makes me want to cry. I am going to start a new character in skyrim while awaiting decisions. I am also looking forward to the DLCs for the game (about damn time). Looking forward to 50% off on the dlc, but knowing Bethesda, I hope the dlc actually works :? .

Cool. I've never played anything past XII because I "stopped" gaming a while ago. I'm just replaying X, IX and Legend of Dragoon before law school.

banjo wrote:NICE. This was me after getting rejected from H (spoiler): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy2zPRDecQY. But a few days later I was like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H47ow4_Cmk0.

So...JS is your dad? :lol:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wert3813 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:24 pm

Crowing wrote:
banjo wrote:One of us should promise to help get the original goldeneye re-released on a newer console. Pretty sure that counts as public interest. I remember reading that copyright issues prevented it from being displayed at the Smithsonian, which is a great injustice.


That game could definitely use some modernization. RPGs are really easy to view through rose-tinted goggles, but dated FPSes are really bad... I remember trying to play Goldeneye again at some point during UG and I couldn't stand it. E.g. what do you mean I can't aim and walk at the same time???


Also the regeneration points are like the same six in the same pattern. On complex you can basically kill someone and sprint to the spot they are going to regenerate in and kill them again.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby SpatulasRcool13 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:42 pm

I love this video game discussion. It's my secret goal to one day own a video game/ board game store.

So, even though this is a little bit of a non-sequitur, I have to say Dark Souls. Best game ever. Ever. Also, great preparation for law school. From the Wikipedia page:

"There is real beauty in Dark Souls. It reveals that life is more suffering than pleasure, more failure than success, and that even the momentary relief of achievement is wiped away by new levels of difficulty. It is also a testament to our persistence in the face of that suffering, and it offers the comfort of a community of other players all stuck in the same hellish quagmire."

Highly recomenned.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Yukos » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:43 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:no really guys. on ski free, can you pass that monster or is that the end.


You can ski past it for a while, but it will eventually catch you. I think theoretically if you skied perfectly you could outrun it forever though.

Also surprised with all the Goldeneye talk no one brought up the slightly superior Perfect Dark, which is probably my favorite game ever :)

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Postby bosmer88 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:44 pm

Lavitz wrote:Cool. I've never played anything past XII because I "stopped" gaming a while ago. I'm just replaying X, IX and Legend of Dragoon before law school.


Did you stop gaming due to school or new interests Lavitz? I have a personal rule of not playing games when I'm in school. I wonder how this will work during law school... Summers seem busy in law school and I wonder if I will have the time.

I personally wasn't a fan of XII, I never cared much for the story or the characters. I found the game to be pretty bland. The game mechanics were pretty fun though. I have thought about starting a new game for x, but I noticed that the game displays pretty poorly on my tv. I get a bit peeved, since the graphics in the game, especially the fmvs, are pretty nice.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dcg2120 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:45 pm

Yukos wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:no really guys. on ski free, can you pass that monster or is that the end.


You can ski past it for a while, but it will eventually catch you. I think theoretically if you skied perfectly you could outrun it forever though.


Image

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Yukos » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:47 pm

dcg2120 wrote:
Yukos wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:no really guys. on ski free, can you pass that monster or is that the end.


You can ski past it for a while, but it will eventually catch you. I think theoretically if you skied perfectly you could outrun it forever though.


Image


Wait... no... it can't be... WHAT?!

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Postby toothbrush » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:53 pm

wth is going on in this thread

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dcg2120 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:54 pm

Yukos wrote:
dcg2120 wrote:
Yukos wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:no really guys. on ski free, can you pass that monster or is that the end.


You can ski past it for a while, but it will eventually catch you. I think theoretically if you skied perfectly you could outrun it forever though.


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Wait... no... it can't be... WHAT?!


Does anyone have a super-old PC? There are some versions floating around the internet but I'm not sure I trust them.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:56 pm

im sad my laptop doesn't have skifree now.


has anyone played QWOP?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby HankBashir » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:57 pm

bosmer88 wrote:
Did you stop gaming due to school or new interests Lavitz? I have a personal rule of not playing games when I'm in school. I wonder how this will work during law school... Summers seem busy in law school and I wonder if I will have the time.



I'm getting all the video gaming out now before law school. I know afterwards my 360 will just become an expensive DVD player on its best day.

I think I'm one of the few people on the planet that likes FFVIII better than VII. IX is my favorite, but i've only played I, and VII-XI. Of those, my ranking is IX, X, VIII, VII, I. XI you can't really rank with the rest.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:07 am

bosmer88 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Cool. I've never played anything past XII because I "stopped" gaming a while ago. I'm just replaying X, IX and Legend of Dragoon before law school.


Did you stop gaming due to school or new interests Lavitz? I have a personal rule of not playing games when I'm in school. I wonder how this will work during law school... Summers seem busy in law school and I wonder if I will have the time.

I personally wasn't a fan of XII, I never cared much for the story or the characters. I found the game to be pretty bland. The game mechanics were pretty fun though. I have thought about starting a new game for x, but I noticed that the game displays pretty poorly on my tv. I get a bit peeved, since the graphics in the game, especially the fmvs, are pretty nice.

It was actually after graduation that I made the conscious decision to stop playing. I just felt I should be doing more productive things with my time.

And I wasn't a fan of XII either for the same reasons. Also, as someone who played FFXI for a good three years, the real-time battles were nothing new to me, so that weakened its appeal.

HankBashir wrote:I'm getting all the video gaming out now before law school. I know afterwards my 360 will just become an expensive DVD player on its best day.

I think I'm one of the few people on the planet that likes FFVIII better than VII. IX is my favorite, but i've only played I, and VII-XI. Of those, my ranking is IX, X, VIII, VII, I. XI you can't really rank with the rest.

Glad to see I'm not the only person here who played XI and whose favorite is IX.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:21 am

I cannot believe nobody mentioned Dragon Warrior Monsters (or any Dragon Warrior Games). They're old but oh-so-great. I recently found the gameboy cartridge under a radiator in my house and it worked like a charm (the game and the radiator). Such great games and the new ones are pretty good too.

Also, Golden Sun is spectacular

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Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:27 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:im sad my laptop doesn't have skifree now.


has anyone played QWOP?


FUCK QWOP.








That game is mysteriously and infuriatingly addicting.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Crowing » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:27 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:I cannot believe nobody mentioned Dragon Warrior Monsters (or any Dragon Warrior Games). They're old but oh-so-great. I recently found the gameboy cartridge under a radiator in my house and it worked like a charm (the game and the radiator). Such great games and the new ones are pretty good too.

Also, Golden Sun is spectacular


I loved DWM. I played the shit out of it when I was like 11 and got it right before making an international trip. I'm surprised you have a working cartridge though - I remember hearing something a while back how all GB games were gonna no longer work or something due to the internal batteries in the cartridges dying after 10 years or w/e.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:30 am

Yukos wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:im sad my laptop doesn't have skifree now.


has anyone played QWOP?


FUCK QWOP.








That game is mysteriously and infuriatingly addicting.


Image

every time.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bellagio » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:33 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:
Yukos wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:im sad my laptop doesn't have skifree now.


has anyone played QWOP?


FUCK QWOP.








That game is mysteriously and infuriatingly addicting.


Image

every time.


+1

ETA: I like the direction this thread has taken. Let's keep it going until we have a legit reason to freak out again.
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Postby amsong » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:59 am

Now I miss original Nintendo, complete with plastic gun to shoot ducks and clay pigeons. Plus the derpy dog.

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Postby UtilityMonster » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:28 am

This discussion is making me want to attend Columbia... I cannot believe how many 1337 gamers are on this thread.

I will say this: Nintendo Wii is a piece of shit, but GameCube was actually gud.

Games that are gud that I have played recently:

Witcher 2
Batman: Arkham City
Halo 4
Braid
Skyrim (although I actually liked Oblivion better)

Yeah, depressing to think about video games playing a smaller role in my life. So many memories. I feel like I wouldn't even have succeeded this much without them, odd as that sounds.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bosmer88 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:03 am

I feel so anxious when I think about Columbia and decisions coming. I feel like I could Fus Roh Dah everything in sight. I bet I would feel better though! :D

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Postby J90 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:10 am

Guys, honestly? If any of you end up going to Columbia, if you're down for a game of Mario Kart/Super Smash Bros./anything at all, consider it done. I know hardcore gaming's anything but positive in law school, but I think we can all make time for a round or two of this on occasion.

If there's anything that can build up and tear apart a friendship in seconds, it's Mario Kart followed by a blue shell. But it's still fantastic

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Postby Anonymous4444 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:16 am

Page 50 better be about people freaking out about decisions again or ffvII my personal favorite. Clouds my boy

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Postby meatloafpig » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:20 am

J90 wrote:Guys, honestly? If any of you end up going to Columbia, if you're down for a game of Mario Kart/Super Smash Bros./anything at all, consider it done. I know hardcore gaming's anything but positive in law school, but I think we can all make time for a round or two of this on occasion.

If there's anything that can build up and tear apart a friendship in seconds, it's Mario Kart followed by a blue shell. But it's still fantastic


It's amazing that I have been lurking on this thread for months and the only thing that drew me out was an N64 reference. Anyway if I end up going to Columbia I challenge anyone to a game of smash. No hearts no hammers of course.

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Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:27 am

meatloafpig wrote:
J90 wrote:Guys, honestly? If any of you end up going to Columbia, if you're down for a game of Mario Kart/Super Smash Bros./anything at all, consider it done. I know hardcore gaming's anything but positive in law school, but I think we can all make time for a round or two of this on occasion.

If there's anything that can build up and tear apart a friendship in seconds, it's Mario Kart followed by a blue shell. But it's still fantastic


It's amazing that I have been lurking on this thread for months and the only thing that drew me out was an N64 reference. Anyway if I end up going to Columbia I challenge anyone to a game of smash. No hearts no hammers of course.


No items 5-stock Final Destination.

I was my high school and college champion of N64 Smash but I never got into as into Melee or Brawl (I know Melee is the real competitive shit).

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby amsong » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:29 am

I don't like Melee all that much.

But I will play anyone in Smash. I'm always Link. Hookshot FTW!




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