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I can say with some glee that I finished The Evil Within a few days ago. I can also say (with some glee) that when the game tallied my statistics I had only died 42 times. I thought that was pretty good for a first time player of a game that said I was gonna die many times. At least I was better off than one of those game reviewers; she said she died 247 times. Granted, the times I died were...unfortunate. It always seemed to be juuust before a checkpoint, forcing you to reload the last checkpoint, which meant another 10 minutes of sneaking around enemies and trying to get the same sneak-kills you did before you died.
Ever notice that owls don't move their eyes? Its because they have fixed eyes, so that's why they can move their heads around almost 360 degrees; their eyes can't rotate in the sockets.
Ever found yourself trying to perform actions from one game (trying to enter V.A.T.S., looking for items that don't exist, etc.) in another by accident?
- Third was never. Dirty liar...
- Second wa…
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I've been bandying back and forth between playing The Evil Within and New Vegas (I got the itch again, and roleplaying a character from another video game, mostly) and I'm ashamed to admit: I forgot most of the controls! I had to look in the in-game help to see what I had to do. Moving and looking I had down pat, but everything else: ugh. I've also convinced myself that this is the time I'm going to get the House-related achievenemts, even though I hate House with a vengeance. I've got the independent, the NCR, the Legion, so might as well get the House ones, too. Still hate House, though. With a vengeance.
Also, because of recent playing of Skyrim (as well as Evil Within), I found myself trying to perform actions that were not present in New Vegas: attempting to use inventory buttons from Evil Within (didn't work, obviously) and looking for Mora Tapinella (an alchemy ingredient from Skyrim) on stumps...even though there are no mushrooms on stumps in New Vegas. I stared at the stumps and …Read more >
I recently got The Evil Within, and have been playing it. Let me tell you, I am not used to so little ammunition to beat so many enemies. It was real hard at first, but eventually I got the hang of it, and it's actually pretty fun....as long as you don't get frustrated by getting killed by the same damn boss 10 times in a row before you finally find out how to kill him with the least risk to yourself. Hell, the game manual even says that; that you will die frequently. When I read that, I thought, "Yikes!" Although its meant to be scary, I've never really gotten scared about much of anything, so all the blood and guts are more...creepy. Gross. Get me a shower!
When the synthetic fiber nylon was invented in 1938, the company that made it, Dupont, didn't do a press release. Instead, they sent out live models wearing the stockings made with the new fiber (previous ones were made with silk) to over 3,000 women's clubs members at the New York World's Fair, and this paid off: two years later, i…
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Dad knows someone who doesn't like chocolate milk. He said he tased it years ago and he couldn't make himself like it. It was one of those what?! moments. How could you not like chocolate milk? I drink the stuff almost every day, sometimes twice a day. If you don't like chocolate milk, there's just something wrong with you. You need help.
It was an old household remedy (I have no idea where it came from) to get rid of warts by rubbing it with a slice of bacon, taking said piece to an oak tree, slicing the bark of the tree, hiding the bacon strip behiind the bark, pressing the bark back into place and afterwards it was beleived the wart would be transfered to the tree, as many oak species have gnarly bark.
One of those dumb ideas where you say aloud after reading it, "Man, where did you get that idea?"
Ever thought a game was coded to be too hard?
- Third was a triple tie between "always," "it was a while since I've played games," and "other." Ties are always the hardest to create replies for. Tri…
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Welcome to another week of captioning fun Caption Fans. This week we're helped by Armatesz who'll be picking the captions for the week's vote.Read more >
I think some games are coded to make you fail, time and time again. I'm not kidding. Like with the "Vegas" version of Solitaire on Windows. I've played dozens of games and because I had the "cumulative" box checked, I ran up over 1,500 in fake debt. The winning rate, currently in statistics, is only 1% for over a hundred games. That's ridiculous. At least in casinos, they have to let you win sometimes, or people will never come back, but with the computer, it can give you the shittiest hands to play with...constantly. Grrrr.
Franz Richter, a 19-year-old volunteer in the Austrian Transport Corps following World War I, was admitted to the hospital suffering from pneumonia. In the same hospital was another patient named Franz Richter, also 19 years old, also suffering from pneumonia, and also a volunteer in the Transport Corps. Both men were born in Silesia.
Talk about weird.
Ever forgot what you were going to say mid-sentence?
- Third was not even remembering what the poll was about in the fi…
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Ever couldn't remember what you were going to say, even though the thought had just popped into your head seconds ago? You get interupted, and: poof! You can't remember for the life of you what you were going to say. I've lost count of the times I've done this, and when it happens again, I tell mom or dad, "Hey, you know I'll remember it later when it will have no impact on conversation." Which is the truth, sad to say. Or, sometimes, (rarely, thank God!) I'll remember it the next day, and I'll shout out, "Hey! Now I remember what I was going to say!" and by this time everyone has forgotten that you were going to make point on something, and so you have to remind them what you were talking about the day before, and then there's that chance when you're explaining that you forget your point all over again. Ugh.
The "409" cleaner is actually named 409 because it took that many tries before the inventor got the solution right, so its named in honor of that.
Just goes to show that if you pers…
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I think we all know someone who has said a "bonehead" comment. Or done something bonehead. I remember two in particular:
- 14 years ago, when I had Measles (or Chicken Pox, I don't know which one it was), mom pumped me up with Benadryl and I basically slept it off for 4 days straight. What bonehead thing happened here? She took a picture of me when I was asleep, and I was covered with red spots. And then she showed it to me later, saying when I got upset (who wouldn't?!), "I thought you would want to remember when you got the Measles or Chicken Pox." Why would I want another reminder? I still have scars on my chest and arms all these years later. That picture went missing long ago, and I don't know where it is, and I'm certainly not going to look for it.
- Not too long ago, I went to bed and got the worst backache. I must have pulled a muscle earlier in the day when I was searching the ground for acorns (long story). It was so bad, I could barely even move, so I crawled out of bed and into my pare…