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charlesnarles

charlesnarles

"I need scissors! Sixty-one!"

Male, 26, United States

PlayStation: 2, 3 (two fatties & a superslim) / Portable (3000) / Vita (1000) / 4 (day one!) | Nintendo: GBC / DS lite / 3DS xl | Dingoo: A320 | PC: GTX670MX, 8GB RAM, Intel i7@2.40GHz | iPhone: 1 / 3 / 4 / 5S

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Thu 13th December, 2012

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#6

charlesnarles commented on Round Up: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain...:

I expect(ed?) the radio dialogue to be extensive based on how much of GZ I spent listening to Paz etc. while sneaking around. But the radio in PW wasn't a separate screen, and 4 might as well not have had a radio at all. Codec calls and long cut-scenes are my favorite part of MGS, so it'd be a real pity to underutilize them in 5 just to give a few more lines of code to dusty wind or lens flare. Big Boss has never been Solid Snake so I can stomach the voice change (see MGS4 finale) especially considering they did simultaneous facial motion capture on Kiefer. This is the crazy "betrayed wolf" Big Boss too, not Naked Snake from 3 anymore. Way less confounding than Liquid Ocelot if you ask me

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#7

charlesnarles commented on Feature: Meet the Man with 40,000 PlayStation ...:

Still 0, count them, 0 platinum trophies. I swear I should have the MGS4 plat cause I did literally everything in that game before it had trophies.
I'm genuinely proud of myself for still having about half of the BethSoft trophies to go. I love that I played Fallout 3 a lot (for me) and still get to go back after playing 4 some and experience new things. Not utterly superfluous and obsolete like annuals. I'm never playing AC3 again for example lol no matter how many trophies I missed

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#8

charlesnarles commented on PS Vita Prototype Looked a Lot Like the PSPgo:

I've never played a game that felt designed for Vita, either ergonomically or graphically. MGS3HD was almost playable, but idk why they didn't make games that felt at home on that machine. MHFU and Peace Walker felt better on Vita than KZ or even LBP, imho. Memory is always expensive, so just wait and problem solved. It wasn't PSP2 like we wanted, so hurry up and just make the Vita 2 with full L/R 1, 2 and 3s, with better resolution and the aforementioned hdmi out and sd memory. We've proven that we'll at least try it.

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#12

charlesnarles commented on The Force Is with This Limited Edition Star Wa...:

I pour over SW props kind of a lot, and I fail to see how this exemplifies Vader's aesthetic. It's not like his armor, and it's not like (any of) his sabers. It's not like his vehicles or bases, and it's not a representation of his character arch. Idk what this is lol. They didn't even make the console's light bar into a lightsaber which could change color from blue to.. red. 😐
Does Circle light up? Do all the face buttons blink multiple colors?
I agree, I would have gone crazy for a Stormtrooper edition. Wink hint nudge

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#17

charlesnarles commented on You Won't Be Able to Take Metal Gear Solid V O...:

Do not say such things, @JesWood13! Say not so! 😰

I think I genuinely liked 4's MGO better than any other interactive gaming experience I've ever had. More than GoldenEye64, CS, MarioKart, any game co-op, and even StarCraft over battle.net dial-up. I cried when they patched MGS4 (you mean I have to 100% this game YET AGAIN??) and can only just barely wait for 5's now lol

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#18

charlesnarles commented on Soapbox: Why I Love Strategy Guides:

I started collecting them relatively recently, after getting the Skyrim legendary hardcover and loving every page. Then came other BethSoft games and now I'm trying to get one for all my favorite titles from over the years, which is only getting tougher. I had fun slowly finding every Silent Hill title's guides in pretty good conditions. I've bought a few artbooks too, if said art warrants (Valkyria Chronicles' is astounding). Right now my library is in stacks, but my future house's man cave will have bookcases full of them next to their game cases.
Here's one of many stacks πŸ˜…:
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#19

charlesnarles commented on Fallout 4 Will Take You Over 400 Hours to Full...:

I've put 100+ hours into multiple save files in TES4&5 and FO3&NV, only to get a YLOD etc. and have to start all over! So I'm still around halfway thru their trophies and DLC in particular, without ever intentionally hunting for them, which kinda ruins the role-playing aspect imho. Still trying to reach lv50 with 3 characters.😎
400 hours to not even see everything per playthu sounds like ANOTHER fantastic epic able to be replayed for decades. I'm pre-ordering every scrap of merch I can find for this one! To quote Michael Scott, " 'I's gonna be meh'aw!' ...'it's going to be mental.' "

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#24

charlesnarles commented on Fallout 4's Pip-Boy Collector's Edition Has Be...:

@mitcHELLspawn BUT TROPHIES😱 lol. I went PS4 because I need to use my fancy console for something other than video streaming. I actually do like to get BethSoft trophies, somehow I find myself caring. And I will be streaming my gameplay after all (or at least saving it) cause that'll be hilarious. A new breed of let's plays.
OT: hell yes I watched E3 and ordered one asap, same with QuakeCon and the Anthology. 🎢Ya gotta be bad, ya gotta be bold, ya gotta be wiser..🎢

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#25

charlesnarles commented on This Licensed PS4 Controller Is for the PC Mas...:

I've only had to replace thermal paste on a PS3 fatty, never any PCs which speaks for itself. But a mouse and (half? quarter?) keyboard does not a PC make. Does it include a Task Manager, graphics options, etc.? Does it let you upgrade your hardware or firm/software at your discretion? Does it let you downgrade if an update sucks? Does it work for PC?

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#34

charlesnarles commented on Kojima Productions Has Disbanded, Says Solid S...:

@Flurpsel I would genuinely recommend taking a few days to play through MGS1 two or three times. As a stand-alone story and gaming experience, nothing comes close imho. Stylization, animation, textures, particles, voice work, sound fx, pace, timing, script, secrets, unlockables, Easter eggs, replayability, difficulty settings, controls, etc. are all 110% A++ not to mention the plot/story!

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#35

charlesnarles commented on Kojima Productions Has Disbanded, Says Solid S...:

The Fear!😱 The Pain!😫 The Sorrow!😭

...here's to The Boss!🍻

Now I can't decide between car window or HDD cover for my Snake Eater Fox sticker. Prominently displayed, regardless. I'll salute it like a flag πŸ˜–

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#36

charlesnarles commented on Daybreak CEO Says He's Taking Legal Action Aga...:

It's always been for whatever sliver of fame they can squeeze out of downed game servers. Let's see them blatantly break international federal statutes. Then I'll be impressed. So far they're not even personally risking anything (evidently) by e-bullying someone already in the public eye. Weak sauce. Nerf hackers. Posers. Wannabes. Kids. πŸ˜‰

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#37

charlesnarles commented on VATS Doesn't Completely Pause the Action in Fa...:

You only miss in FO3/NV if your strength skill isn't high enough for your gun, besides condition. And you only "miss"πŸ˜‰ in VATS if the % is too low (depends on: target distance, gun condition, Agility skill, Perception skill, Strength skill, [small] guns skill, movement speed, crouch/stand, arms health, active status effects). I think that's most if not all of the important player-side factors involved other than the perks that help %s.

All that changed is that we don't have to go into VATS, see there are no enemies, exit VATS, move around a little, enter VATS, see you have 0% to hit enemy, exit VATS, move around more, enter VATS, select targets and shots, see if you did in fact hit or do a critical, only to be out of AP. Now we can actually influence VATS mode without wasting time AND we get to plan criticals. πŸ‘

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#42

charlesnarles commented on The Lighter PS4 Also Has a Few Other Changes:

How are we supposed to apply our own stickers to a matte HDD cover? I'm still deciding between a Kojima Fox and an Imperial cog. Might be cool to dremel carvings into and/or paint a matte one tho! Hmm...
What's wrong with launch editions having "real" chrome, smart buttons, or feeder disc drives? Give me my 60gb fatty or give me death.

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#43

charlesnarles commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

You guys just like her cause she's a Californian, blonde with flat red lipstick... Quintessence ad nauseum. I was born in '89 too, bfd lady.
On topic: I keep finding new stuff in Fallout 3, so that's holding my attention well. And a Sims 2 apocalypse challenge will take up the rest

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#44

charlesnarles commented on Star Wars Director J.J. Abrams Apparently Thin...:

No video? ...OH, I remember this. Even for 2009, I would not call this one "the best." All you do is climb yellow bars in ND games! Certainly gets beaten by any MGS intro IMO. Heck, I was blown away by GT6's intro. As for interactive intros, I liked Fallout 3 and Skyrim. Some of my all time fav intros are to Dark Forces and Rebel Assault II because they set up the games perfectly WITHOUT ANY GIMMICKS like the character having no inner ear and not realizing which way Gravity is pulling on his body! What is that about?
This is more bad news regarding Star Wars 7... J.J. The Jetplane has the exact wrong aesthetic preferences for this project 😐 The force does not flow through him

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#46

charlesnarles commented on Kiefer Sutherland 'Knocked It Out of the Park'...:

...I could deal with no Hayter.
But now it's freaking Baker instead of Patric Zimmerman OR Josh Keaton? 😀
Boo. Boo to this. How can......? Boo.
Not trying to troll, but damn if every voice in MGS isn't super iconic! It's like that dumb old video with the super-deep voiced Pikachu, IMO. Not to mention the fact that I generally don't care for Baker's brand of acting, and so cannot trust his opinion regarding Southerland's performance. Boo.

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#47

charlesnarles commented on Imagine Buying and Dumping a New PS4 Every Tim...:

I wouldn't do that just to avoid entering my sign in info every trip... I guess they don't care about their digital trophy counts if they earn real ones. You know the PS4s go straight home with the help, I can't imagine the hotel owners needing/wanting their kids' consoles to be "second-hand"

Sony needs to walk on the tips of her carbon toes instead of stomping around China and the Internet with her huge carbon feet. They have a 35 year plan (LOL) to reduce their footprint, but apparently digital distribution is environmentally worse than discs now that file sizes are so big. So all their streaming services are really not helping reduce anything, are they? πŸ˜•