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  1. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Because I've never played DuckTales... and now I can.
  2. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Speaking of the vidya, since the latest patch inadvertently junked my saves, I've taken the opportunity to restart my CK2 campaign using a couple of tweaking/enhancing mods, and I've got to say, I don't think I can go back to vanilla. Intrigues in particular are way better now, there are more provinces on the map which is an immediate boon to balance, and while I'm not expanding quite as rapidly as I did in my first playthrough, I've made the small amount of expansion I have made much more secure.

    ... Mostly by stealing titles from low loyalty counts. I am basically the Irish county equivalent of Hal Jordan right now.
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  3. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    Not gonna lie. An anime about young high school girls driving WWII-era tanks turned out to be much more awesome and much less ridiculous then I expected :p

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    *looks up* .......Well that's still awesome [face_cowboy]
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  4. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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  5. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    Worth being nearly crushed if it means to take out the one and only Maus super-heavy tank :p
  6. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    The Maus is overrated. I'd rather have an IS-4.:cool:








    :p
  7. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    To be fair, the IS-4 came later :p Even if the Maus only had two prototypes that never made it into service.
  8. BLemelisk Force Ghost

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    It would have been ridiculous to have seen the Maus try and perform in actual combat. If mechanical or supply problems wouldn't have stopped it cold, then a couple of foot soldiers certainly would have...or an IL-2.

    And let's not forget the Ratte:

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  9. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    The Maus - the Porsche-designed tank? Wow.

    The Ratte is inconceivable. Assuming of course that they had the resources to build something on that scale (which they didn't), they'd have pulled a Tiger and overdone it to the point of being completely economically viable and oh dear I've gone cross-eyed.
  10. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    That's why we got the Maus :p



    And lulz dat Maus.
  11. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    SAGE FOR CANCER KILLING /m... wait a tic.

    Whatever, my copy of The Origin came today - well, yesterday, whatever. Everything is fantastic. [face_dancing]
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  12. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    So how bout dat......METAL GEAR!?



    [face_cowboy]
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  13. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Shocking no one, Phantom Pain is MGS5, I see.

    And we're also Big Boss again, which is nice.
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  14. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    One of the many franchises I never got into.
  15. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    MGS just combines good gameplay with ridiculously PoMo storylines and tropes. Great fun all around.
  16. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    So you're saying it's quite enjoyable on the whole, then?

    Edit: Going back to this for a bit:
    Yeah, so, those titles get passed off to my kids - which led to an unfortunate issue where my half-brother controlled a county I wanted, and we hated each other. Said half-brother was eight at the time. So I pass him off to the local bishop for schooling, which makes me good, good friends with said bishop. Good enough to rope him into a plot.

    Say, a plot to kill a potential rival.

    So I set up a diabolical scheme with this bishop to, um, resolve the issue, and within the month an interesting little event crops up. It's pretty straightforward.

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    The things I do for minor territorial acquisitions.

    It worked, but the Bishop got caught in the act - stupid bastard - which gave me a "righteous imprisonment" notification. So I throw him in jail and revoke his title - which I then give to my only other brother, who, at age 3, has been "sentenced" to permanent celibacy, the cloth, and removal from any claims on any territories.

    And what do I feel after all of this?

    Smug satisfaction.

    I love this game. :p
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  17. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Confound this dead Hooper's, it drives me to drink!

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  18. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    I am seeing A$AP Rocky live next month. Why? Because I can.

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  19. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    So I finished BioShock Infinite, and while it's not the first game to bring tears to my eyes (MGS4, MGS3 and Mass Effect 3 broke me long ago :p), my word...



    This moment in the game is absolutely beautiful and profound. You enter this room, and there's a young starving boy who runs from you and Elizabeth. You see a guitar and walk up to it - and it prompts you to press a button to play it. So you sit down and start picking out notes as Elizabeth hums a tune, and you start playing this beautiful song with her, and it feels so natural and spontaneous. And it's absolutely a tear jerker, a beautiful moment, and...yeah.

    I dunno, maybe to others it didn't mean much, but being a guitarist myself, it felt like this moment where everything in the world is going wrong, so what can you do but play? It's an escape, and a way to deal with what's weighing you down. For me, it was this absolutely perfect moment in the game.

    Edit: Oh yeah, and the performers for the song are the voice actors. What a beautiful moment of immersion and emotion and narrative.
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  20. Rampani Force Ghost

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    Meanwhile, I'm just over here playing Saints Row the Third.....

    I'm sorry, what were we talking about?
  21. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    *sees BioShock Infinite, scrolls down really fast to avoid spoilers* :p I'm in the middle of it right now, so far it's pretty great. No game has ever summoned the man tears yet, though (Red Dead Redemption came the closest).
  22. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Man tears nothing, MGS4 reduced me to ugly sobbing. Ugly, ugly sobbing.

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    And then it was all a troll anyway.

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    ... Until it wasn't.

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    :_|
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  23. Sarge221 Force Ghost

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    Bah, MGS4. I was crying for a good while because of that ending :_|

    But that was mostly due to the fact that MGS4 had an unfair advantage over me concerning something that happened irl [face_not_talking]

    ...Not that I wouldn't have cried mind you. I just probably wouldn't have done so for as long as I did :p
  24. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    ME3, when
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    Mordin makes his heroic sacrifice
    I was weeping.

    Actually, I find whenever I'm really down/vulnerable IRL, things affect me a hell of a lot more.

    Also, I get really really invested in movies I watch, so, yeah. When Han swoops in to help Luke at the end of ANH? I get tears of joy, man.
  25. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    I've only cried in three movies ever. If you can guess which three... you're probably psychic. Because they're very random and two of them aren't particularly known to make people cry.
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