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Diogo Ribeiro

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  1. Found another long distant friend on social networks. I'm wondering why I'm always the one who goes out to find these people, not the other way around. Maybe because I wasn't as important to them as they were to me, more than likely. Oh well.
  2. Maybe the staff's in a cannibal orgy to get the feel right for Fallout 4.
  3. Maybe they can do birthday parties ocasionally?
  4. Except Ubi's DRM is also constantly spying on your AC2 installation, to see if you're playing a legit version. As bad as StarForce? Probably not. Technically still spyin', though. It's all a cumulative list of ways in which they don't trust PC consumers.
  5. And to think the other day I spoke about the male-dominated gaming landscape, using Dragon Age as example as it grants Achievements to players who have sex with female characters. Screw that, they know consumers better than I thought!
  6. El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth). Miami Vice. Trying to keep up with movies I missed is turning out to be a very good thing. Both were very surprising (in different ways) and very good films to boot.
  7. Not today, but close enough. Got two Fighting Fantasy books for 5
  8. I'd make a whole story out of the stickmen, and you'd need to position the victims in a certain fashion so as to read it from start to finish. Then when you got to the last part you would realize I was behind you. STAB!
  9. :is a sad panda: Oh well, that's alright. Still living the dream of catching them all! ^___^;
  10. Hehe. Let me try. "Pidesco is a liar because he never got to sent me those Fighting Fantasy books, and has dinosaurs." Hmm. Not as good, I'm afraid, and has dinosaurs! (PS: Hey man, found me two new books for the collection. 5
  11. It's kinda like videogame meta-commentary, a comedy reworking of Twin Peaks and all around bad game design, innit? That probably sounds more interesting than what it actually is. Also, it actually does sound more interesting than Heavy Rain.
  12. I was much more of a Sonic CD fan, though, but Sonic 3/Knuckles were pretty good too (also: pinnacle of scrolling platformers were Super Metroid and Super Mario Bros. 3 ). Sonic 4... Only thing so far that doesn't gel well with me is the running animation. Still in development, of course, so we'll see.
  13. What are you, Geekologie's writer?
  14. Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing. It's weird how, being so cynical, I'm enjoying this. Playing across its colourful and Sega blue sky stages, with its selection of characters from their past games, I think it's quite telling - moreso of me, perhaps - that fun is a more noticeable imperative than "let's squeeze some bucks out of these nostalgic suckers". When the game's breathing down your neck, with its racers hunting you down at high speeds and shoving missiles up your exhaust pipe or sending homing boxing gloves against your chassis, you get the feeling there was a conscious decision to not let it sink into franchise hubris. Yes, you can tell Sonic's past has perhaps influenced the roster too much. Robotnik is a given, sure, but one could do without the furries that parade alongside him. I suppose the subhumans who create communities to speak about their dreams of matrimony with Sonic or Amy (or, God help us, both) are technically considered a "market". Thankfully the game shines in how it manages to pay respect even to the characters and their games, from character animations and their poses as they win races, to the thematic tracks that range from Sonic to House of the Dead to the neons of Jet Set Radio. You can unlock - read: buy - characters from past games. So on one hand, I feel dirty for having "bought" Ulala. On the other, I'm pimping out Ryo from Shenmue in every track I can. I can't say I'm enjoying it as much I enjoyed Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast or Burnout Paradise. But then, it's not meant to be a game about taking your girlfriend places or building a temple to car crash porn: it's revivalism for people who didn't know something needed to be revived in them. I'm always up for something that stirrs my insides. Except bowel movement. So, SaSASR - not bowel movement, then. More like hyperventilating at the roller coaster of my youth.
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