From podcast #95:
First game played: Doom II (Windows 95)
Favorite game: Worms Armageddon (PC CD-ROM)
Favorite console: Nintendo 64
Favorite Nintendo 64 game: Perfect Dark
Favorite controller: Xbox "Duke" (Yes, really.)
From podcast #95:
@oscillator oops, corrected!
And a-one for you! ^_^
@oscillator Star Wars Episode 1 racer? Take my upvote! That game is criminally underrated (although I played it on my dad's PC).
How can I take your upvote when you didn't hand one out? ;)
I've already got my top 30 ready to go thanks to the top 100 games poll we had a while back, so I'll just repost that. Since that poll, the only change has been Breath of the Wild knocking Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions off of the bottom.
#1. Worms Armageddon (PC)
#2. Perfect Dark (N64)
#3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
#4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)
#5. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Dreamcast)
#6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
#7. Halo 1 (Original Xbox)
#8. Star Fox 64 (N64)
#9. Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
#10. GoldenEye 007 (N64)
#11. Rayman 2: The Great Escape (N64)
#12. Harvest Moon 64 (N64)
#13. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
#14. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (GameCube)
#15. Burnout Revenge (Original Xbox)
#16. SimCity 2000: Special Edition (PC)
#17. Pikmin 1 (GameCube)
#18. Project Gotham Racing 2 (Original Xbox)
#19. Pokémon Red & Blue (Original Game Boy)
#20. Blast Corps (N64)
#21. Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast)
#22. Jet Set Radio Future (Original Xbox)
#23. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)
#24. Unreal Tournament 2003 (PC)
#25. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (Xbox 360)
#26. Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
#27. Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (Arcade)
#28. Robotron 64 (N64)
#29. MechAssault (Original Xbox)
#30. Star Wars Episode I: Racer (N64)
Kyle stymied by SSX Tricky:
The issue I have with the "news" nowadays is that it isn't news anymore. It's opinions. Every if they aren't explicitly stating "this is the correct interpretation" (which they do a lot), the media will still add emphasis to stories. There is of course a place for opinions, but it's completely blended now. A standard technique is to interview a bunch of well-lit experts for one side of a story, then have one slovenly person on the street give the other side for 5 seconds. And then there's the classic "the opposition says this, BUT..."
As for left-leaning, it definitely is in Canada. If you want the most blatant example of opinions as news, watch CBC. And Global National has a feminist streak, with the female anchors sometimes FLAT OUT stating their opinions. And don't get me started on the clickbait headlines of Maclean's magazine...
I get most of my international news from RT (Russia Today). Pretty much the entire western media dismisses it as "Russian propaganda" and "a Kremlin mouthpiece", but they report actual on-the-ground facts that nobody else does. There are giant chunks of the Syria situation in particular that the western media leaves out entirely in favor of the "Assad is gassing babies" narrative. If you ask me, after WMDs and the Hillary slant, the western media has some gall calling RT biased and inaccurate.
Original Xbox "Duke" controller.
Really. The size means it just rests in my hands without having to tightly grip it, and the slanted, heavily raised primary buttons are perfectly aligned with my natural thumb angle and fantastic for quick access. Love the quick-release cable too.
4.) On the decisiveness of one's votes: This has been why people have requested time prior to voting: To make up their minds before voting begins, NOT in the moment.
So much this. Aside from the voting being rushed, the only other BIG problem I have with HoG is the speeches getting cut off. Some kind of smoother time management for the whole thing needs to be worked out.
Slick the presentation up. Do practice sessions. Make it more of a real event and not just "we pick games". Basically, give it more structure like the betting specials have.
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