Back when I was 7 or 8, I created my whole family in The Sims, and burned all of us in a fire over and over again.
When my parents found out, they booked me a seance with a shrink.
Guns are inaccurate, gameplay is limited, community is kind of garbage, visuals are terrible, but for some reason I can't help but love that game. I would suppose it's due to the fact that so few games try to cover WW1, and those who do aren't very successful, but the uncertainty of your equipment, the slow pace of the game which forces you to hide in the trenches, and your overall reliance on your squadmates made it a very enjoyable experience for me.
@mahchildren Glad to hear you're doing well man.
A lot of GT people moved to the Escapist when the site closed.. we started a group there and have an active chat going. Some are making their way onto these forums now
Finally made it. Glad to see so many old faces.
@mahchildren Holy shit dude, feels like it's been ages.
Silent Hill 1 through 3 all have very different, yet very powerful, atmospheres.
Eternal Darkness is also rather great at that, especially Maximillien's chapter, it's downright bone-chilling thanks to the game's brilliant writing, voice-over performances, and visual design.
I hate its complete dismissal of the French and Russian forces, it's honestly insulting to the millions that gave their lives that the game would claim to represent as much of the war as possible while leaving out the two biggest players of the Triple Entente.
The fact that you get to play as an American soldier over a French, Russian, Belgian, or even Serbian one is simply absurd.
Oh, and DICE going in damage control mode and announcing that the French would be made playable in MP as paid DLC was simply salt on the wound.
EDIT: I think I'll stick to Verdun for my WWI itch.
How do I feel? It stresses me out, especially considering I have to go to Berlin for work this upcoming Fall.
I think any attempt to get people not to jump to conclusions is only going to lead people to get angrier and angrier. Simple things like referring to Middle-Easterners simply as "Asians" in articles detailing crimes is small, but still has impact. Stuff like trying to hide the Cologne attacks is simply vile.
In any case, the current situation is poisonous for atheists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike. My European Muslim friends are more angry than ever at their own nation and at their own religion. The few Jews I'm in contact with seem to all want to get the hell out of France as soon as possible. And the right is coming back under the ugly guise of ultra-nationalism.
Things are going to shits, that's the most accurate way to describe it.
College right out of high school, and the depression that came with it.
I already wasn't doing too well in general, being somewhat socially awkward and depressed/medicated at the time. Friends all went in different directions and were constantly busy, and I felt incapable of creating new friendships. I had a girlfriend at the time, but it wasn't enough to stop the slow degeneration of my loneliness. It kept getting worse and worse, to the point where all I could feel was stress. I was numb to pretty much any other feeling/emotion, which led me towards some pretty abhorrent self-destructing behaviour, which, well, resulted in me getting hospitalized for a little more than a month at the very end of my program. Ended up passing my final exam at the hospital.
It's a very dark period of my life, one that most of my family/friends try to generally not talk about, but it's a reminder that things can turn sour pretty damn easily, and now my entourage notices much more when things seem to go bad for me. It's not the easiest thing to talk about, but when people you love about honestly ask you if you're thinking of doing the unthinkable again, it kind of feels like a wake-up slap. It makes you realize that people still care, and there are still reasons to go on.
I feel that might have been too much information, but it's already all written. And what the hell, it feels good to get shit off of your chest.
Finished a playthrough of CK2 as the King of Khotan... tried to see if I could survive an entire playthrough without expending, even with the Mongol invasions.
Turns out I couldn't deal with Genghis Khan's arrival on the scene, and had to swear fealty to his horde, until all of his event troops dissipated which led to make declaring independence and finishing the game where I began it.
The addition of Tibet in the next big patch/expansion has me motivated to play more recently.