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Isn't it absolutely hilarious when someone loses their job and potentially wrecks their career when you make an anon troll post:? I tell you, my sides are absolutely splitting when he goes home to his family and tells them he's unemployed because someone on the internet put him in an impossible situation.
There is a time and place for trolling. A forum dedicated to medical needs where a comment could save someone's life is not it.
It seems like they hired the orange core from the end of Portal 2 to be their project director and have been diligently following his instructions ever since.
It's a creature called a Cactuar.
Usually they're an absolute bugger to hit in melee and suicide for under-levelled characters because of the way they always do 1000 damage per hit. Also apparently edible according to some games in the series.
Agreed. I recently picked up a PSP from game for the sole purpose of playing Square's FF back catalogue - FF V with it's awesome job system, FF VI for it's amazing storyline, FF VII....
I think it was around 8 that the rot started to set in. There was an over-reliance on the summoned creatures (or Guardian Forces as the game called them) to do most of the work. This meant that the main characters themselves lost a lot of their attachment because aside from their Limit Breaks, they were pretty much just blank slates. It didn't help matters that Squall was an unlikeable asshole as well.
FF IX was a step back in the right direction, although the irritating character syndrome did rear its head from time to time. Cutscenes and summon scenes also increased again.
And then we had FF X. A beautifully rendered game with beautiful graphics but absolutely zero charm. Then X-2, XII, XIII.....in each one the game play and characterisation took a definite back seat to seeing how far they could push the graphics engine.
FF doesn't do it for me any more and I'm happy playing the SNES ones with crappy graphics and characters that I actually give a damn about.
I fail to see the problem
After all, this kind of cartoon marketing looks just great on my Playbook.
Have to agree
I actually have a 3DS and it's spent most of it's time gathering dust on the shelf because there's a dire lack of decent games for it. The ergonomics are not amazing either and if the rumours of a 3DSi are true with the dual stick function, then I really wasted my money. =/
I'll probably trade it in this weekend for something else.
"HP was still totally committed to WebOS"
"What's that? You want a new device that uses WebOS? Yeah, right."
We will not be seen as a government that endorse drug use!
Now shut up and eat your Prozac.
I'm sorry my English isn't good enough to understand the instructions given...
...but it's certainly good enough to understand what's being said in court about the case and what I read about the defendant on reliable news sources like Yahoo and The Sun.
....actually scratch that last bit.
Seems perfectly reasonable
After all, the man has put his heart and soul and ten *years* of hard work into it. So on top of bankruptcy, losing his home and a failed business, why not completely destroy the one thing he had to keep him going? I'm sure he'll be very appreciative of your sentiments. Jackass.
Do not undermine his glorious efforts!
The General of the Israeli Hacking Core will drive the hated oppressors back, such as 42-year-old Mrs Smith* who defies our God-blessed state by posting a picture of her cat on Facebook. She will suffer the ultimate punishment and learn that Facebook is only for "our" sort of people.
* Yes, I know Smith probably isn't a Palastinian name. Shut up.
When I was at secondary in the early 90s, other juvenille misanthropes were engaging in this, although the method involved hyper ventilating and use of a couple of pressure points on the skull.
This article also has the whiff of someone being trolled. I've known some pretty hardcore WoW players in my time but not one of them has ever done stuff like that. Next we'll be hearing how sweet little Timmy from the Home Counties whores himself out every evening to pay for Farmville items.
The Foxconn School of Management
"Our customers are leaving us because of the way we treat our employees!"
"They've never had a problem with us giving them low wages and long hours before, why do they care now?"
"It doesn't matter! Unless we can find a way to bring them back to us, we're doomed!"
"Well, we could always try lowering our prices..."
"But where could we make the savings necessary to do that?"
"I know - we can 'recalculate' employee salaries and 'revise' their working hours....."
"I like the way you think."
You missed a golden opportunity El Reg
If there was a product worth mocking at CES this year, it had to be Razer's Project Fiona with it's deadly serious trailer video - those who have seen it will know what I mean.
For those that haven't, Project Fiona is Razer's attempt at "mobile PC gaming", which in this case consists of a tablet with two Wii-mote lookalikes strapped to its sides. The net result looks hideously unergonomic, in addition to just being hideous.
Nice try Razer but I think I'll stick with my own method of "mobile PC gaming". It's called a laptop. Perhaps you've heard of them.
I'm not a mechanical person, so I don't know how it all works but what's preventing your Wifi from getting a hell of a lot of lag every time someone walks by making a big download on their phone? Especially if you live next to a main road or similar.
Each of those 200,000 odd patents they approved represents a unique and genius idea that could only be thought up by some of the most brilliant minds. Like rounded corners and the idea that a tablet should have a screen on it.
Out there, in the vastness of the cosmos, there could be completely new and exciting forms of patent trolling and fanboi flame wars.....
Whining about 2 minutes?
Back when I were a nipper, games took anywhere between 5-10 minutes to load from a cassette, complete with horrible screeching noises. Even then, we counted ourselves lucky if we didn't get a Read Error B at the end of it.
Goddamn punk kids, spoiled rotten these days....
Because what patients *really* need is to see every little thing a doctor has written about their condition, then obsess over the tiniest details. For example, a hearing test shows a slight dip of 20dB at point. The experienced technician knows to write this off as insignificant, the patient on the other hand will trawl through wikipedia and a dozen other internet sites and convince themselves they have Imploding Ear Sydrome.
I agree that a close eye needs to be kept on doctors and other medical professionals, and I say this as one. However, that eye needs to be one that knows what it's looking at.
I never knew that Commodore made a foray into the console market. I know that Amstrad did with the CPC464+ and 6128+ (I even have one of the old GX4000 consoles floating around at home somewhere!). Needless to say, the GX tanked horribly (although the Pluses had a minor modicum of success) - it's just nice to know that COMMODORE USING SCUM (sorry) also made the same mistakes.
Wow, you've destroyed all my doubts Nokia!
I was concerned that when Win Phone made it's grand appearence at Nokia, they would lose innovative and diverse range of design ideas that they had back in the days of Series 60. The Lumia 900 has assuaged my fears by being a completely new and bold reinvention of the phenomenally successful Lumia 800, rather than just being a carbon copy with all the charm and flair of a lump of granite.
If I was going to pick a phone that would probably have a high upload/download, I'd have gone with the Xperia Play. Most of the games for it are in the x00 mB range.
I remember Sendo fondly
Back in the days when they made the Series 60 Sendo X, it was a really handy candybar smartphone. I even managed to get they keyboard for it and very briefly, my hands on the Sendo X2. A real shame they disappeared into the gurgler.
"The suggestion that Nokia will sell off their crown jewels to Redmond has been rebuffed before, and even had an impact on the markets last year, but despite the Finns repeated denials, the rumour simply won't go away."
Why does Microsoft need to buy their crown jewels when they have them by the family jewels instead?
Reviewer is not really very bright, is she...
Call this a shot in the dark but perhaps the reason there are no pet classes is because *EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER* is effectively a pet class. Let's see what a pet class would be like:
* A main character providing the majority of the role be it tank, support, damage, etc - check.
* An AI controlled companion of some sort - check
* ....who can be controlled by a series of mode settings - check
* ....with a range of activatable abilities that can be set on automatic - check
The reason you don't have a "pet class", as you put it, is because trying to manage 2 separate AI controlled characters simultaneously would be a nightmare, in addition to being grossly overpowered in PVP.
"rather than risk exposure to the deadly interwebs"
This is spoken by someone that's never had the misfortune to go to /b/ or the SA forums.
I wonder how well Amazon will take the news that their Android powered baby is going to be competing head to head with the Googleslab.
It's unlikely that they would ditch Android as an OS for the Kindle Fire 2 but in fantasy land, it could provide a window for WebOS to make a reappearence.
Of course he doesn't need to
He barely gave any credit to David Prowse, the guy who acted as Vader, so what chance does a lowly choreographer have?
It is really sad that I only knew about him and all the great works he did after he died.
I still have my one
It was a very impressive bit of kit for its time, although the projection needed to be clearer and the keypresses needed to be a little more distinct.
If it were integrated into a phone, it would work well. From my perspective, having to lug around yet another bloody mains charger, the hassle with finding drivers and syncing the thing caused it to gather dust rather quickly.
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