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  1. I was both. I had a SNES, but I'd usually play the Genesis over at friends' houses, and I never had a favorite.
  2. I own a iMac from early 2007 and it still runs surprisingly well. I can still use it for most stuff, and it can run the adobe cs5 pack with absolutely no problems. Also, you might prefer a desktop if you're in need for power, due to customization possibilities and upgrading.
  3. I have almost no hope left for the Nintendo consoles. I've felt the actual quality of the console has dropped starting with the GameCube, and while the Wii had some pretty amazing sales, as a gamer I can't help but feel disappointed by it. I'd really like if Nintendo made up their damn minds whether they want to focus on the gamer market or the casual player market and roll with it. As someone who has and enjoys an NES even today, I feel saddened by seeing Nintendo pending to the latter.
  4. I believe that if you're able to build yourself a Hackintosh, there's really no reason to stick to it over vanilla Unix OSs. You'd be sacrificing system stability for little more than a gimmick.
  5. I do understand your feelings. Personally, I only got the game for the AI. As a student, it's very helpful to have some good examples of AI to analyze. If not for that, I wouldn't even pay attention to it due to crapcom bullshit.
  6. The game's looking interesting so far. I'm only hoping it has some depth to its system. The camera looks a bit weird, as in, it's hard to get an accurate sense of distance with its current positioning, and spacing is one of the most important aspects of fighting games' strategy. Still, I'm curious to see how it works out as a fan of the .hack series.
  7. I modded pretty much every console I have except the PS3 and the Vita. Mostly to get over ridiculous policies such as region locking. The ps2 and the Wii were hardmodded,but then I went and softmodded the wii too for extra compatibility and potential, while my PSP was simply and deliciously softmodded.
  8. And that means it's pretty much above average for its genre. I'd advise you to download the demo and take your own conclusions. Better than relying on other people's opinions right?
  9. I wouldn't go with IGN's review alone. Check Metacritic, as they have a normalized score between reviewers and users. Overall, it's a better choice for checking how a game is doing.
  10. shinastray

    Evil Genius

    I guess this is one of them awesome games I was unable to play due to having crappy computers until I got into college. I'm interested in it now. Any comments on gameplay?
  11. And here I am, back with a more informed opinion on DD. So, the Pawn system is good, as in AMAZINGLY HELPFUL good. Which quite frankly, is a must at some times, since the lighting can be quite terrible at some times, and it's pretty hard to spot an enemy as their life bars only appears while you're hitting them. Combine that with some really dark shadows and you have people going "WHERE THE HELL IS THAT COMING FROM?" all the time. As for the combat itself, it is pretty solid, despite a lack of a defense option for the non-shield wearing classes. If you could at least roll out of danger's w
  12. Seriously. Capcom is appearing to be more and more morally bankrupt. I only got Dragon's Dogma because I got info the AI in the game is absolutely amazing (and it's true), something that really interests me as a game design student. They're becoming as bad as EA or Bioware. But I'm not planning to get anything else Capcom releases, especially because of the "10 DLC missions, 1 per week" and "NEW HAIRSTYLES" both paid DLC for Dragon's Dogma, and due to how quickly they were released, I suspect they're both on-disc.
  13. I share your opinion on Capcom, but I'm a bit more pragmatic. I buy the games that are well-made, if only to support the stuff I want to see perpetuated in gaming. If Capcom pulls a MvC3 again, I won't be touching anything from them ever again.
  14. So, I bought Dragon's Dogma after enjoying the demo, and I have to admit: Capcom actually made something good. Even if the graphics are kinda ugly sometimes, the game feels pretty balanced, and it takes some pretty interesting turns on the pseudo-multiplayer aspect. Then again, I played for only a couple hours. Anyone else with the game clocked more? What are your opinions? Is the DLC be on-disc again? Does Capcom's execs need to be shot in the eyes with a dart gun? Share your thoughts my friends.
  15. I cast my vote for Atlus. Mostly because they usually give us really high quality games that rarely rely on DLC for anything. And MegaTen. Delicious MegaTen.
  16. Just be sure to properly back up your stuff before doing the jailbreak, as the less you have, the quicker the process will be done. Also, I've had a little bug that deleted Cydia, dunno what caused, but I restored my iPhone to factory settings on itunes and did the jailbreak again. That fixed it and this time Cydia didn't bug out on me. So I'd say to back up your stuff just in case.
  17. The graphics might have not aged well, but the gameplay is as fun as 20 years ago (oh Lord, realizing that the 90's were 20 years ago is HARD). I'd seriously tell you to give it a try, as it's one of the oldest and best modern fps games around. If you wanna go deeper, I'd say play Castle Wolfenstein 3d. The original one, not the remake.
  18. Gentlemen, allow me to remind you that Absinthe 2.0 was released, and it can jailbreak most iOS devices with 5.1.1 you can go to the gdeluxe site I mentioned in my previous post or straight to the greenpois0n webpage and download the files. Enjoy.
  19. According to Wikipedia: I'm liking the concept so far, the game's influences have been cited to be games such as Assassin's Creed, Deus Ex and Bioshock.
  20. I've played a lot of Lord of Arcana. The game is a Monster Hunter-esque action game, but it is very enjoyable. It has quite a bit of focus on very hard boss battles (you know the game had started for real when you fight Bahamut). I'd recommend it.
  21. PS2, hands down. Amazing game library and pretty amazing hardware (when launched). Plus it had backwards compatibility with PS games, meaning I could enjoy 2 generations on a single console. I guess it helps that the developers weren't so deep into the cash cow side of the force back then. For portables, GBA and PSP mainly for size and library. If we're talking about current generation, then I'll have to go with the PS3 for the hardware and some of my favorite franchises.
  22. Please don't go there man. Charging 30 dollars for something that's available for free? These people are all that's wrong with the unlocking community. Here you can find pretty complete and comprehensive tutorials on every aspect of jailbreaking your iOS device. http://gdeluxe.com/
  23. I think that cramming isn't the optimal way to learn anything, specially coding. It's all about experience and all cramming does is to shove stuff down your throat so you're able to solve a problem but you'll end up forgetting that and when faced with a similar problem you'll have trouble since you never learned how to properly structure your workflow. Also, focusing on a single subject is never a good idea. And 12k? Calling it overpriced is an euphemism.
  24. >windows 95 I guess his happiness was short-lived. Very short lived. I somewhat remember them. I'm pretty young my first computer was a Compaq Presario with Windows 95. The first computer I messed with to start learning about them glorious miracle machines.
  25. I've made a few, the most recent one was a stealth-based game on Unity3D and I'm currently working on a game aimed at children based on "the Neverending Story", though this time I'm working as both coder and artist.
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