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BlueDingo said:
A question for those who game on PS, Xbox and iOS (and maybe Steam, because I'm not sure if this is possible for Steam): If you fulfill the conditions for an achievement while not logged in with a relevant account (XBLA, PSN, etc.), will that achievement become unobtainable? I've noticed that this happens on some Android games (eg. If you kill the first enemy in Good Knight Story while logged out, the "First Blood" achievement becomes unobtainable. Even if you go back and kill that enemy again while logged in, the achievement won't unlock.) and the only workaround I've found for this is clearing the save data and starting again.

Entirely depends on the game itself and how the achievement is coded. Generally speaking the flag for getting an achievement is tripped by something in the game, that then sends a command to whatever service is being used. The conditions for that to happen are entirely left to the developer of the game, they just need to ensure they use whatever API is required.

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Entirely depends on the game itself and how the achievement is coded. Generally speaking the flag for getting an achievement is tripped by something in the game, that then sends a command to whatever service is being used. The conditions for that to happen are entirely left to the developer of the game, they just need to ensure they use whatever API is required.

My theory for that "First Blood" example is it trips when the total number of enemies killed hits 1, and can't trip after that since there's no way to drop that number below 1 without deleting the save. The same likely applies for "Fist of Fury" (Kill 10 enemies), "The Veteran" (Kill 100 enemies) and "The Conqueror" (Kill 250 enemies). Games like this really should have a way to check for achievements that should be unlocked at that point but aren't for whatever reason.


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My theory for that "First Blood" example is it trips when the total number of enemies killed hits 1, and can't trip after that since there's no way to drop that number below 1 without deleting the save. The same likely applies for "Fist of Fury" (Kill 10 enemies), "The Veteran" (Kill 100 enemies) and "The Conqueror" (Kill 250 enemies). Games like this really should have a way to check for achievements that should be unlocked at that point but aren't for whatever reason.

You could always file a bug report for it and see if the devs are willing to fix it.

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You could always file a bug report for it and see if the devs are willing to fix it.

I might send 'em an email later. Their address is listed on the store page.


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When a video game is labelled an RPG because it has an XP system in it even if it contains no actual role-playing (and no, simply controlling a character doesn't count, otherwise every game with a playable character in it is potentially an RPG) while other games with all the required role-playing elements within it (which an XP system is not one of) isn't labelled an RPG just because it doesn't involve swords or magic.

It also doesn't help that finding a definition for "role-playing game" that isn't either 95% fluff or so vague that Pac-Man would qualify is more difficult than it needs to be.


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When a video game is labelled an RPG because it has an XP system in it even if it contains no actual role-playing (and no, simply controlling a character doesn't count, otherwise every game with a playable character in it is potentially an RPG) while other games with all the required role-playing elements within it (which an XP system is not one of) isn't labelled an RPG just because it doesn't involve swords or magic.

It also doesn't help that finding a definition for "role-playing game" that isn't either 95% fluff or so vague that Pac-Man would qualify is more difficult than it needs to be.

So, Paper Mario Sticker Star and Color splash must have been bad ones, eh?

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So, Paper Mario Sticker Star and Color splash must have been bad ones, eh?

I was thinking more on the lines of incremental games (they usually play themselves), tactical RPGs (unless "puppeteer" counts as a role) and many JRPGs. An example of an RPG not labelled as one is WWE: Day of Reckoning.

A lot of people seem to think that having an XP system is all it takes to be an RPG which probably explains why Zelda 2 is considered an RPG while all the other games are considered action adventures. Zelda 2 is the only Zelda game with an XP system. The problem with this is there are plenty of games with XP systems that are not RPGs (Colin McRae: Dirt, Sonic Dash, etc.) and you can make an RPG without an XP system.

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BlueDingo said:
I was thinking more on the lines of incremental games (they usually play themselves), tactical RPGs (unless "puppeteer" counts as a role) and many JRPGs. An example of an RPG not labelled as one is WWE: Day of Reckoning.

hmmm...cross or multigenre gets complicated sometimes. and while one such game might not really be one genre (RPG for example) it may share enough aspects to technically be considered that genre.

shining force (the original games on genesis and sega cd) games are tactical RPGs or TRPGs. they're main;y strategy games but share enough aspects with the RPG genre to be considered both at the same time.

it can also make it hard to find a specific game when everywhere you look are lists filtered by genre and the game you're looking for doesn't fully fit into any one genre. this was the main problem i was having the other night when i was looking for that one type of game but had little to nothing to go on.

the game i was looking for was similar to games like divinity or baldur's gate (the PC games, not the ps2 games) but the movement wasn't limited like those games. it was more like diablo where you could move wherever you want without those little circles forcing you into a grid or something.

i'm certain it was of the RPG genre but not sure what the exact sub-genre might be. because it wouldn't be first or third person, not tactical...

hmmm... i...think the gameplay was similar to the mmorpg conquer online only it'd be an offline game. that's the kind of game i was looking for and likely why i couldn't find any such games anywhere.

edit: Video Games: The Eternal Scapegoat!

let's be honest. who didn't see this coming from a mile away after the vegas shootng?

3:00 and there's also a mountain of evidence and research that shows how violent video game DON'T make people more violent and in fact, tend to do the opposite.

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nice try youtube... but you have no say in what i can or can't see. i might have missed that entirely if his video hadn't appeared on the front page.

and no, this isn't the first time this has happened and isn't some technical glitch since i have that notification bell rung on bearing's channel and the darn thing works just fine for the other channels i'm subbed to and have rung it on.

well, thankfully he also uploads to vid.me and they don't try to manipulate what their users can or can't see.


when twitter rolls out this 280 character limit bullshit they better include a feature to both revert your cap to 140 and make you have to expand any tweets that go over 140 to see the whole thing. how annoying


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when twitter rolls out this 280 character limit bullshit they better include a feature to both revert your cap to 140 and make you have to expand any tweets that go over 140 to see the whole thing. how annoying

At first I thought they did that entirely because of a certain Commander-in-chiefs' multi-tweet rants, But they expressly said that the limit WON'T be applying to them so that theory's out the window.


FoxFourOhFour said:
At first I thought they did that entirely because of a certain Commander-in-chiefs' multi-tweet rants, But they expressly said that the limit WON'T be applying to them so that theory's out the window.

As a response to the threads title, what makes me angry is people who bash Trump at every chance they get. FoxFour, why must you bring in politics with something that has NOTHING to do with just to make a "Tramp iz uh tweet rantur maymay!", or any anti-Trump comments in general? I feel like that's drama-baiting.


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As a response to the threads title, what makes me angry is people who bash Trump at every chance they get. FoxFour, why must you bring in politics with something that has NOTHING to do with just to make a "Tramp iz uh tweet rantur maymay!", or any anti-Trump comments in general? I feel like that's drama-baiting.

No, Flipping out at every comment that's even hinting at anything political.. THAT'S drama baiting, As you put it.

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FoxFourOhFour said:
No, Flipping out at every comment that's even hinting at anything political.. THAT'S drama baiting, As you put it.

agreed though...

SerpyLover~8841 said:
As a response to the threads title, what makes me angry is people who bash Trump at every chance they get.

i also agree with this. unfortunately, the mainstream media (CNN in particular) are highly unlikely to ever stop doing this. as well as a whole lot of other people. >.> no matter how much good he tries to do, the world just hates him all that much more.


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Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

article links from said journal post: http://archive.is/3AZle

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like, wtf california?

It's California, what did you expect? All the laws, politicians and regulations are backwards over there. *Sigh*


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i also agree with this. unfortunately, the mainstream media (CNN in particular) are highly unlikely to ever stop doing this. as well as a whole lot of other people. >.> no matter how much good he tries to do, the world just hates him all that much more.

Good by whose metric?

I'll grant that he probably thinks he's doing the right thing, but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

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Good by whose metric?

I'll grant that he probably thinks he's doing the right thing, but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

These days, every road leads to hell. I'd rather stay where I am now.


BlueDingo said:
These days, every road leads to hell. I'd rather stay where I am now.

Complacency and stagnation is its own road to Hell, however slowly it might move.


Fruit flies, specifically the fuckers that won't land on any other surface in the room except this one particular spot on my thigh.
Then proceed to land there over and over again with pin-point accuracy after I shoo them away.

This motherfucker knows he's pissing me off, I just fuckin' know it.


ThatFantasticBastard said:
Fruit flies, specifically the fuckers that won't land on any other surface in the room except this one particular spot on my thigh.
Then proceed to land there over and over again with pin-point accuracy after I shoo them away.

This motherfucker knows he's pissing me off, I just fuckin' know it.

I can empathize with you on that. Try a kitchen filled with over a hundred fruit flies because they were drawn to the damned bowl of fruits. Those fuckers always kamikaze themselves into my coffee!

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ThatFantasticBastard said:
Fruit flies, specifically the fuckers that won't land on any other surface in the room except this one particular spot on my thigh.
Then proceed to land there over and over again with pin-point accuracy after I shoo them away.

This motherfucker knows he's pissing me off, I just fuckin' know it.

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I can empathize with you on that. Try a kitchen filled with over a hundred fruit flies because they were drawn to the damned bowl of fruits. Those fuckers always kamikaze themselves into my coffee!

lol reminds me of this one time when our fly problem got so bad that i had to carry everything needed a fair distance away from the kitchen to make a sandwich. that was one big swarm of flies in there that day. and it often times seems like there's literally a never ending supply of flies too (especially in the summer) since we could all be walking around the kitchen every now and then killing them all over the place and STILL have a large number of the little bastards flying all over the place...on top of filling up the nearby fly strip hanging from the ceiling. >.<

flies or gnats, both are incredibly irritating. flies go after your food. gnats? those damned things just get inches from your face and WILL NOT GO AWAY!

edit: CNN Goes Full Libtard

ok, normally i wouldn't even put Mark Dice in the angry thread all that much but this time, CNN has attempted to drag a video game into their russian conspiracy theory.

the game in question is Pokemon Go.

bad enough video games get used as a scapegoat for other stuff but this? this is BS and they know. in fact, their entire russian conspiracy theory is 100% BS and they know it is.

edit2: Why Girls Want To Join The Boy Scouts

:/ well... how can it still be called the boy scouts be the "boy"scouts when they start letting girls join?

it'd be nice if something good came of this but i rather doubt that'll happen.

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ThatFantasticBastard said:
Fruit flies, specifically the fuckers that won't land on any other surface in the room except this one particular spot on my thigh.
Then proceed to land there over and over again with pin-point accuracy after I shoo them away.

This motherfucker knows he's pissing me off, I just fuckin' know it.

Horse flies are worse. Those little fuckers bite.

treos said:
edit: CNN Goes Full Libtard

ok, normally i wouldn't even put Mark Dice in the angry thread all that much but this time, CNN has attempted to drag a video game into their russian conspiracy theory.

the game in question is Pokemon Go.

bad enough video games get used as a scapegoat for other stuff but this? this is BS and they know. in fact, their entire russian conspiracy theory is 100% BS and they know it is.

Video games being blamed for something? Gee, that's never happened before...

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edit2: Why Girls Want To Join The Boy Scouts

:/ well... how can it still be called the boy scouts be the "boy"scouts when they start letting girls join?

it'd be nice if something good came of this but i rather doubt that'll happen.

Question: Do the girl scouts let boys in now, or does this shit only go one way?

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Question: Do the girl scouts let boys in now, or does this shit only go one way?

they'll let in boys, but only feminine gay ones

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edit: CNN Goes Full Libtard

4:38 - Something else that really annoys me: When someone asks you a question then talks over you when you try to answer it.


What makes me very angery is when I pour cereal in a bowl and then find out that I've ran out of milk

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What makes me very angery is when I pour cereal in a bowl and then find out that I've ran out of milk

Knowing you, adding milk to cereal would probably result in a burger.


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Knowing you, adding milk to cereal would probably result in a burger.

It's a loving curse

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It's a loving curse

Is burgermancy really that hard to control?