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Eric Dude

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#1407305 norg, I'm calling you out

Posted by Eric Dude on 02 October 2019 - 12:27 AM

Are we there yet?

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#1406892 Official Nintendo switch thread

Posted by Eric Dude on 24 September 2019 - 07:42 PM



Did mrtame get an answer about Tal Tal Heights?  It's relevant to my interests.

I confirmed this in an earlier post, the jam is alive and well. 


Thanks.  Sorry; got distracted by all of Matsu's FWP whining.  ;-)



OK, I gotta stick up for matsu here. I noticed the frame drop right away, and I was in disbelief,because how can a major Nintendo release in 2019 have something that almost amounts to a glitch? I got used to it, but I'm with him; it's somewhat inexcusable in a full retail release that costs $60.

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#1406733 Quotes without even thinking

Posted by Eric Dude on 22 September 2019 - 09:51 PM


"Awww hell naaaw, wassup dawg?"


from the Fensler Films GI Joe


^ This one. Except I say it to literal dogs when I'm out in public.



I love saying this to dogs with their heads sticking out the car window. It makes more sense here, because it's like "surprise, dog! wassup dog?"

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#1406659 Quotes without even thinking

Posted by Eric Dude on 22 September 2019 - 08:46 AM

"Awww hell naaaw, wassup dawg?"


from the Fensler Films GI Joe


"What's updog?"


from the Office


Both make little sense out of context.

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#1406636 MYRONE

Posted by Eric Dude on 21 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

Sounds like you nailed what you were going for!

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#1406613 Official Nintendo switch thread

Posted by Eric Dude on 21 September 2019 - 04:46 PM


it also looks like it should be $10.


I don't comprehend this sentiment at all.



I can kinda understand it, because if you've beaten it 3-4 times already, it feels weird paying full price. But you gotta understand this is a full remake on a current console, and that pretty much qualifies it as an AAA title. And people new to the game will snatch it up at full price.


I am enjoying it so far. It is not blowing me away, but I didn't expect that it would. Once I discover the custom dungeon elements, then I might be really excited.


You know what's NOT exciting? Getting no emails about the SNES controller going on sale, and then finding out that preorders sold out in like a day. Blah, thanks Nintendo. Maybe I should just get one of those 8bitdo controllers.

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#1405897 VGM Butt Rock/Butthole Rock/Hair Metal/Post Grunge

Posted by Eric Dude on 11 September 2019 - 10:32 PM

I also dig the hell out of this thread!


On the one hand, the CD era music is stuff I genuinely enjoy. The SingleTrac catalog gets a little repetitive after you listen to an entire soundtrack of it, but it is still well produced rock.


On the other hand, I definitely would use "butt rock" as pejorative when it comes to 16-bit era music. There are soooooo many great arrangements on the SNES and Genesis that are just executed so poorly with awful samples. SNES is a bigger culprit here, as stuff like Maximum Carnage, Mega Man X2, and the like is borderline unlistenable outside of the context of the game. I've actually been wanting to make a thread about that for a while.


I don't think we're any closer to defining what butt rock is, but consider this: perhaps it could be described as rock music that is trying too hard?


edit: Actually, I should lump N64 in with the "bad" butt rock. Somehow they managed to have worse samples than the Super Nintendo. My god!!!!!

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#1405732 Football Season...

Posted by Eric Dude on 09 September 2019 - 09:39 PM

I loved Delanie Walker crushing them in the post-game press conference with a Dennis Green reference. THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE. Crown their asses.


Mayfield is a tool, so I'm fine with this outcome.

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#1405500 norg, I'm calling you out

Posted by Eric Dude on 03 September 2019 - 10:39 PM

Cool. Well, I'm looking forward to a sweet Norg arrangement! That would be a neat culmination to this thread.

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#1405499 11:60

Posted by Eric Dude on 03 September 2019 - 10:32 PM

I didn't know about Bimmy until last year. I was just the right amount of surprised, I felt.

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#1405411 Official Nintendo switch thread

Posted by Eric Dude on 01 September 2019 - 07:36 PM

Ok, what really should be of concern here is HOW THE FUCK HAVE YOU NOT PLAYED CONTRA 3?!
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#1404938 11:60

Posted by Eric Dude on 24 August 2019 - 10:53 PM

Pretty dope interview with Yuzo Koshiro about VG music:



Fucking dope as fucking FUCK, and probably deserves its own thread.

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#1404609 11:60

Posted by Eric Dude on 19 August 2019 - 10:07 PM

Is it "deserves its own thread fuk u" level?


I'm surprised you even have to ask the question, but FUK U, YES!



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#1404525 11:60

Posted by Eric Dude on 17 August 2019 - 11:32 PM

Update on the ear situation: not ear wax, and also no hearing damage. What I may have is Eustachian Tube dysfunction, which can happen with sinus problems/allergies. It may just go away on it's own, but I am now taking Flonaze. Just knowing that my ears aren't damaged is a relief, but a bit annoying that the ENT can't quite figure this out yet. Ah well. I've got all my limbs, I don't have cancer, I'm SUPERB.

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#1404485 The Nintendo 3DS

Posted by Eric Dude on 16 August 2019 - 11:37 PM

Question for everyone who still has a copy of Contra 4... is it just me or does the d-pad suck for this game on every DS/3DS system except the original phat DS?  You can't aim diagonally without using excessive pressure which makes twitch aiming basically impossible.  The game is nearly unplayable on anything but a DS phat.


This gave me a good excuse to revisit what was one of my favorite games released on the DS. I played it first on the 3DS, and it was just fine. I was able to make it to the end of the first stage, and all of my deaths were from being unaware of bullets from faraway enemies. I wasn't fighting the controls. Are you using the R-button to fix your position when aiming? I do find it unplayable if you don't use that approach.


On my DS lite, it was more difficult, because the buttons are more cramped, but I certainly don't find it unplayable. I have beaten the game on the DS Lite, so... I dunno. Maybe you're just old and Contra 4 is hard (I only got as far as halfway through Stage 2, don't feel bad son).


I gotta say, Contra 4 is one of the most brilliant modernizations of a classic game. The new developers totally nailed what the first 3 Contra games were about.

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