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Jul. 6th, 2009 | 06:49 pm

may your children always play with gunsCollapse )

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Jun. 2nd, 2009 | 10:38 pm

A quick thing about E3Collapse )

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May. 14th, 2009 | 06:06 pm

Oh wow, I completely forgot about this.

A little while back, Phil and I were talking about posting insightful discussions we'd had in IRC (#scurvyworms at irc.calindora.com port 49233), just because we get into some interesting stuff sometimes.

Phil actually sent me a txt file with a few quotes in it, and I just completely forgot about them and never posted them. So, here they are.

IRC Shit #1: Ichimonji, Jibril and Mirage discuss Final Fantasy X and XIICollapse )
IRC Shit #2: Tidane hates game designersCollapse )

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May. 13th, 2009 | 10:21 pm

this is me sick of thingsCollapse )

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dear friends

Apr. 30th, 2009 | 12:38 am

a sermon on the subject of Final Fantasy VCollapse )

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Apr. 12th, 2009 | 10:38 pm

We now have a more standard, slightly prettier blog over here (yeah, somebody already had a blogspot called climbthehill. Can you believe that?). Stuff will be crossposted there, etc.

I'm going to be replaying some of the more artistically relevant games I own over the next while and writing about them, so that'll be going up every so often. I'm probably going to start with Wind Waker, or something.

Also, Phil and I are going to get around to replaying Suikoden IV for CtH's one-year anniversary soon (which was on April 2nd, fyi). We'll probably write a thing or two about that as well.

That's about it.

-Jibril

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Mar. 5th, 2009 | 02:12 am

guys star ocean 4 is awesomeCollapse )

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Let's Talk About Games: The Sony Consoles - Part 2

Feb. 23rd, 2009 | 09:52 am

 

PSN/PS3 - Flower, LittleBigPlanet, and Fallout 3Collapse )


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Let's Talk About Games: The Sony Consoles - Part 1

Feb. 21st, 2009 | 05:57 pm

So we changed a few things. If you look at the categories on the left hand side of the page right now, you'll see that all of our new entires about videogames will be in the 'content' section. I decided that I'm not going to brand my new game-talk entries with my Ichi's Rantimonji series; insted I'm going to save those for actual editorials that I'll write in the future and call this something completely different.

I was planning to fit all of the Sony content in one entry but I don't have much time to write any more for today and my Burnout Paradise section ran for too long. So I'm splitting this into two parts. For this entry, I'm just going to be talking about Burnout. For part two, I'm going to stick the rest of the games in since I wont be discussing them for half as long. In part two I'll cover such games as: Flower, Fallout 3, and the LittleBigPlanet Metal Gear DLC Pack. I'm not playing any PSP games at the moment, so I have nothing to talk about there.

Anyway. How I dicuss games within these entries will greatly differ depending n the game and how much progress I've made through it. Some games I'll just be talking about my impressions or personal opinions, but for anothers I'll do a full detailed work-up of everything; much like this entry. So don't be confused if some topics are more personal or professional. Well, here's part one:

 

Playstation 3 - Burnout ParadiseCollapse )

 

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Follow-up

Feb. 21st, 2009 | 08:56 am

To follow up Phil, we started Climb the Hill so we could review games, and it's funny that we're both shying away from them now. I've been drifting away from them for a while, just because writing a review is kind of soul-devouring for me, in a "this is contributing to the game hype machine, I'm so disgusted with myself" way. It goes against everything I stand for nowadays. I don't want to put numbers on things. It's stupid, and it's probably a large part of the reason why gamers are such bumbling idiots. Y'know, 7 is 5, 8 is 6-7, 9 is 8, 10 is 9. Why feed the fire?

Like what Phil is doing, I'm just going to be writing about games. About games. Sure, I'll analyze them and talk about things that are good and bad, but I'm not going to be like, "hey this game has long load times, that's a .5 off the final score!" because that's stupid and I wish I saw less of it. Or none of it. I could get into this whole discussion about how reviews impact sales and how hype and shallow standards are going to ruin video games within the next few years (as if they haven't already), but it's really not worth talking about here -- it's not going to change anything.

Updates will still come sporadically.

On that note, we have an IRC channel. It's on EoFF's server (irc.calindora.com:49233) and it's called #scurvyworms. "Didn't #scurvyworms used to be a worms channel?" Yeah, it did, and Phil was sitting in it alone for a while, so we're using it. "Why isn't it called #climbthehill?" I don't know, call it smart ass irony.

Also, if you didn't notice the thing in our user info, we would like one or two more writers to produce content. There's really no rules as to what can be posted here, as long as it pertains to video games in some way and it's written reasonably well. I think I posted about this last year or something, but I guess it doesn't hurt to do it again. Contact info in profile.

-Jibril

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