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2:03 PM on 07.19.2008

Guess the Game Brain Teaser - Dolphins With Rainbow Jumpsuits Edition

These are brain teasers. The answers to these brain teasers are names of games. They are different from DToid's Monday Mind Teasers in that these are plays on words, rather than silhouettes. Confused as to how you play? Try looking at these previous sets of brain teasers. Looking at those might sharpen your skills for future brain teasers. Actually, ignore the "Lost Odyssey" one that I did in the very first set. I regret that one. The rest were somewhat decent, I like to think.
Oh, and actually, none of these brain teasers have dolphins with rainbow jumpsuits in them. Sorry Chad! Maybe next time.

Usually, the hardest brain teasers are numbers 5 or 6. This time I think it might be a little more spread out. However, sometimes you guys can finish these quicker than I thought you would. Don't let the order trip you up, though - just try to solve them.

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10:43 PM on 07.18.2008

They're BACK - Guess the Game Brain Teasers: Super Turbo HD Remix Edition

These are brain teasers. The answers to all six of these brain teasers are game titles. These are different from Fronz's in that they are usually some kind of play on words with the game's title. I've had some pretty genius brain teasers before, however it's very difficult coming up with new ideas for these things. Let's hope shipero doesn't blow through my harder ones this time. Ouch. "Blow through my hard ones" doesn't sound that good.
Confused? Here's a simple example brain teaser:

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The answer is "apartment," because the figure above shows the word "ment" split "apart." If you're still confused, refer to the links in the above paragraph - they all go to old brain teaser posts.

Some of these brain teasers were some backups that I had for the old posts that I never used. Thus, numbers 1 and 3 are kind of stupid. There are a couple more difficult ones here that I think will stall even the sharpest minds for at least 5 minutes. Anyone up for it?

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5:23 PM on 03.27.2008

Guess the Game Brain Teaser - Not for the weak at heart this time.

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These are game brain teasers. They are brain teasers, and the answers are names of games. Get them right and you get to look smart. Get the hard ones right and you get to look smarter. Speaking of hard brain teasers, you guys still need to solve these three brain teasers that were left unsolved yesterday. I would suggest that you think hard for these - some of them are a little more obscure than the games I've previously been doing. The first three are the unsolved ones from yesterday, the last three are all new.

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6:02 PM on 03.26.2008

Guess the Game Brain Teaser FAP FAP FAP edition

There's nothing more FAP FAP FAP-related in these brain teasers than there were in the last sets... sorry.
I've got six more and hopefully they'll take you guys a little longer than before. They're not as genius as "FE," but hopefully they won't go as fast as yesterday. They might be a little shittier, but I promise that they don't suck as much as "Lost Odyssey."
Just like before: these are brain teasers and the answers are titles of games.

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6:14 PM on 03.25.2008

Guess the Game Brain Teaser

This is the third set of brain teasers, all of which have answers that are names of video games. If you're confused as to how you would answer these, check out the other sets that I've done already.
There's a little bit more fail in these because I'm running out of ideas:

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6:28 PM on 03.24.2008

MOAR Guess the Game brain teaser

So these brain teasers are like the last set I did. These are all brain teasers - they play stupid stupid tricks with you, and there is some kind of phrase or word associated with it. In this case, it's a game. I have six more, and I think that they're all better than the "Lost Odyssey" one from last time. I'd say that the first and last are probably the shittiest, so I apologize.

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1:36 PM on 03.22.2008

Guess the Game Brain Teaser

Check this shit out. So basically, these are brain teasers. There are six and you try to figure out the answer. Example of a brain teaser:
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The answer is apartment, because the word "ment" is split apart. Now that I'm finished holding your hand, try some of these. The answers are all names of video games - some have been released, some haven't been released yet. Some are from a while ago. I'm not a supergenius or anything, so some these are kind of stupid :P but you can still give them a try (they all have separate answers - not one big superanswer).


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3:35 PM on 03.21.2008

Not my Turning Point gaming rig

I was under the impression that these were supposed to be about our computers - I noticed some with pictures of their HDTVs and stuff. Not that I care, though. I tried the best I could to put some effort into it.
This here's a Dell laptop, not Nicole Wiebe. These things are fat without the ph in it. It's about four years old and has made one or two trips to the service center. Unfortunately, Dell hires Indians to do their customer support, so when I told them that I couldn't hear anything through my headphones, they thought that my speakers needed to be replaced.
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It runs about two programs at a time without slowdown (512MB RAM), but that's only as long as it's not Firefox and iTunes. I don't play PC games, except for the original N game, which often drops in frame rate, even when no other programs are open. If I ever attempted to run Crysis on this, it would probably die in the same way that a hooker would die if a log were shoved up her ass.

I thought I would post a picture of the stuff around my rig - the highlight is the wireless optical mouse, which I adore. Best purchase I have ever made.



Finally, I thought I would post a frombe:




You can tell that my standards are low - I'm not that tech-savvy compared to many of you, especially when it comes to computers. Although it sounds like I hate this machine, I still love it in the same way that a man who beats his wife still kind of loves her.   read


1:46 PM on 03.18.2008

Greenpeace strikes again: Nintendo isn't eco-friendly because we wouldn't know otherwise



Last November, Greenpeace posted their 6th Version of their "Guide to Greener Electronics." What made this such an interesting story was the fact that Nintendo was added to the list, coming in with a score of zero. At first, it sounded like Nintendo burned down a tree and indirectly killed a kitten for every Wii sold. However, with a further look into this abysmal score, it turns out that Greenpeace just didn't know anything about the company's policies. Why is this?

"We only rank companies on their public information and practice, not private information to ensure the ranking is transparent and companies can be held publicly accountable when they do make commitments."

It sounds like they're still not getting anything out of Nintendo, because their latest report shows little improvement, with Nintendo scoring a 0.3 because they at least know that the Big N has a policy for managing chemicals.

Although it is disappointing to see Nintendo scoring low, I think that this kind of ranking system is seriously flawed. Trying to quantify the eco-friendliness of companies with a 100-point system doesn't work in the same way that the gaming press is poisoned by their scores. I would say that a better system would be to take this list of companies and have a description under each name that describes the measures that these companies take to stay "green." Giving a company a 0.3/10 should mean something different from what Greenpeace is saying by giving Nintendo that score. Imagine seeing a review from Reverend Anthony with the headline "Mario Kart gets a 0/10. Not because it sucks - I just haven't fucking played it."

I understand that Nintendo doesn't make much of their information public. This can say a lot about how much they would actually want to share. However, judging these companies based on public information can be very misleading. As far as we know, Samsung and Toshiba, the highest-ranked companies in the recent version, might be dumping their office septic waste into a wildlife reserve, but since they keep this information private, they're still environmentally friendly, right? Kind of like how Ninjabread Man is an awesome game because it has pretty box art.

I'm not faulting Greenpeace for trying to hold a standard for electronics companies, but the way in which they go about researching and comparing these companies needs to be changed.   read


6:22 PM on 01.25.2008

Having some dignity when it comes to fake shit.



Wow. I'm a little disgusted.

You know what I love about Destructoid? It's awesome. The guys and gals who write for this site are amazing. When I go to the main page, there isn't a bunch of shit posts vomited onto the page - there's always some quality stuff that I want to read.
We all know that the image above is fake - it's pretty obvious. You can obviously tell that many of the characters are just copies + pastes of official art from their original game. It's just hard to understand that certain blogs posted this complete bullshit anyway. Joystiq posted it, while explaining in the same post that it was obviously fake, and Kotaku slapped it up and added a note later, saying that it was most likely fake.
Even though blogs can get away with posting rumors and radical opinions, I don't think that having a blog means you can post anything you want. When Joystiq and Kotaku take themselves so seriously, I just want to throw up because they're contradicting themselves on the spot with the fake Smash roster at the top of your screen. If you know it's fake, then there's no story there. If there's no story, then don't post it. I'm glad that the good people at Destructoid at least understand this.
I don't consider blogs as "gaming journalism," in fact, I don't think anybody can say that they are "gaming journalists." That's not taking a stab at Dtoid, or at anyone, it's just that the gaming press is too different from the general press that you can't use the same words to describe what they do. Generally, I see blogs as a middle point in between a gossip column and a newspaper article - they've got the edge of the gossip, but the information of the article. When you start getting the lies of a gossip column, you're just posting trash. You've got to hold yourself to some kind of standard.   read


10:41 PM on 01.22.2008

Dirty, Disgusting Matlockery - Camelot Software Planning + Xbox?

I'm sure some of you remember the Golden Sun series from the GBA. I guess you could call it a series - that's how I think of it. In reality, it was just two games: Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. Both were developed by Camelot Software Planning. I really am not sure as to where those guys stand - I thought that they were independent, but with strong ties with Nintendo, but seriously, I have no idea. I won't make any long story, but the ending is that I loved the shit out of those games, and I've been hoping for a Golden Sun 3. Being the complete whore that I am, I pay a visit to the Camelot Software Planning website, just to take a peek. Who knows, you know? Maybe they might let something slip there - possibly a hint of a new game they're working on? Hey, I already said that I'm a whore.
Since I'm generally not one of those Japanese-speaking types, I plug the Camelot website into Google translator to see if I can find something in the jumble of words. Generally I'm looking for a "it does to be, the solar, third gold" or something similar. Just today, though, I noticed a strange little word at the bottom of the page: "Xbox." Of course, what kind of matlockery goes without images with paint scribblings? Not this one, sir:



I know - I'm ashamed of myself as well. I've descended into the pits of Internet Hell. But it is a very strange word to have sitting at the bottom of your website, isn't it? There certainly could be some strange words in Japanese that, when plugged into a somewhat unreliable translator, translate to "Xbox," instead of the correct word, but it would be very peculiar if there happened to be such a case.
I'm not trying to jump to any conclusions here - I'm just throwing this out there for observation. If something were to be going on between Camelot and Microsoft, my only guess would be that there might be discussions of putting a Shining Force game on there, but I believe that the license for that is currently owned by Sega, so my only ideas would be that by some fluke, there will be a GS3 for a Microsoft system, or a new IP. But I certainly understand that there might not be anything going on here. After all, this is the result of some nasty matlockery.   read


9:49 PM on 11.14.2007

New Dtoid Member - Tiff! No, not that one!

There's a new Dtoider in town! She's named Tiffany, and she goes by Tiff for short. No, no, I'm not talking about the beautiful Tiff, I'm talking about a different one!
Back off, horny matlocks! You're getting some pictures, but please, refrain from the whole "TITS OR GTFO" deal. This clog will be bewb-free.

Here's Tiff (sorry about the screen-stretching):












Tiff is an 11-week-old Samoyed - a breed of dog related to the Husky, originating in Siberia.

No, I am not part of a weird freak family that names puppies for women over the internet. Tiffany's just a nice name.
Side Note #2: The feminine arm in some of the pictures does not belong to me.   read





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