Fauve blogged
Jan 30, 15 1:26pm

Miss being a student. Work full time now and I just never have time to finish any games. Or hang with friends. Or do anything fun really.
Rayce blogged
Jan 26, 15 5:00pm

Education is such a fundamental toolkit; given you are born with no knowledge and schooling seems to make sense, it makes a lot of sense that we fund public education up to the 12th grade. It also makes sense that the curriculum of the varying levels are geared towards the appropriate ages. There are a lot of things that just make sense; however, there are also a lot of improvements needed. Here are just some of my ramblings on our educational system here in the US.

Giving everyone an equal education sounds great on paper, and getting everyone up to a new norm makes for a more educated society; when something like this becomes so standard, however, it actually ends up hurting by creating a "level playing field." Back to the toolkit metaphor that I picked up from vlogbrothers' YouTube video, if everyone has the same toolkit then there is a much lower demand for users of those tools. Everyone should have a slightly different toolkit so that a "High School Diploma" goes from being the standard to something that is acknowledged with some approval.

In my opinion, GED in college is useless; your GED should be taken care of in High School. Really, the first two years of it should be GED-like courses. The last two years should be something like a trade/technical school, or something like a mix of electives varying from creative writing and ceramics to wood shop and finance. There's a few reasons for this:
  • For one, it allows students to achieve a basic GED-isque certificate showing a sense of being well rounded in their resume. It also allows students to eliminate the tedious 2 years of GED credit that they will likely never use in their field of interest.
  • Allowing students to take courses they enjoy in their latter half of the year allows them to "find themselves" and determine what they'd truly like to be doing for their career. I know so many high school students have no idea what they want to study further after school, and having this will provide some opportunity to try new things, no strings attached (e.g. major changing fees, extra courses)
  • On a more personal level, it also lets students enjoy their last few years. I for one was very stressed my senior year of High School due to all these issues and then some, so taking heavy courses off the table and replacing them with newer relevant courses would help significantly.
In the end, students should get a GED-like certificate with a concentration in a certain area they could earn from their last two years of elective courses. That way, everyone has a step into education while one's certificate not being the same as another person's, mixing the standard into one of varying certificates. It allows those who just want to be in and out the certificate they need, while allowing those that actually want something out of their public education a step in the door of their career.

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daveyd blogged
Jan 26, 15 3:53pm

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong/posts/1117572 Improved Matrix funding goal has been met! There's 3 weeks left in the Kickstarter to reach the free DLC expansion stretch goal... ShadowrunHongKong PC ShadowrunHongKong
 

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Huzzah!Now that we've hit our funding goal for the Revamped Matrix, we thought you'd like to hear a bit more about what we're planning. As we said, our goal is to evolve the gameplay along with the look & feel of the Matrix in Shadowrun: Hong Kon...

The Ninja blogged
Jan 22, 15 8:27pm

Yo any ideas for a death themed pokemon team. dis is for fun i have 1 pokemon set in stone so give a me some ideas! ok pokemon set in stone: Confagrigus Nick: Coffin
gh0st blogged
Jan 20, 15 6:59am

Beware of scammers... my username on here is all in lowercase with a zero for a letter O ... if ever you're interested in buying any of my cards, make sure it's me you're dealing with.

If you're new to this site to buy or sell, please ensure that you have a read of the below link first:
https://www.neoseeker.com/forums/65884/t2067063-list-of-known-swfc-scammers-on-neoseeker-new-buyers-read/

There may be other posts on here posted by some of this sites Veterans (eg. Muzzler) regarding buying/selling and staying safe
 

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This thread is an attempt to mitigate the effect of scammers on Neoseekers SWFC community. Unfortunately some people have n

Ciel Phantomhive blogged
Jan 20, 15 5:18am

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Just so I can save this gif huehuehue
oh come on neo :( y u not let me use it in sig or avatar

King「キング」 is a member of the Seven Deadly Sins and is the Sin of Sloth with the symbol of the Grizzly. He is the master of the Black Hound, Oslo. King's real name is Fairy King Harlequin, and as the name suggests, he was the king of the fairies and protector of the Fairy King's Forest.
FlamingHotGinger blogged
Jan 19, 15 6:30pm

Currently working on my VGC 2015 team, a video game tribute album, and an original game. PM me if you want to trade/battle in Pokemon or play in Smash (Wii U).
Polarity blogged
Jan 17, 15 8:07am

6. Shovel Knight
5. Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
4. Earth Defense Force 2025
3. Alien Isolation
2. Transistor
1. Bayonetta 2

2014 marked a bit of a strange time for the industry. While still selling reasonably well, it was rather clear that people were beginning to see past the smoke and mirrors of the hype train, and seeing some of these games for what they really were. Between Watch Dogs being mediocre at best, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes being about 3 seconds long and Assassin's Creed Unity being almost as broken as Action 52, it was clear that people aren't just going to accept any old thing unless it's actually good. Granted, people are still aboard the Pokemon train and Call Of Duty jumbo jet, but hey, the latter has its moments and the former was a pretty good remake of a pretty good game (though it barely missed the mark necessary to be on the list), so all isn't lost.

Which brings us to the AAA games that were excellent this year – Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor and Alien Isolation. Both of these games couldn't be any different. Shadow Of Mordor could very well be the Sleeping Dogs of spectacle fighters where traditional modern gameplay elements congeal into their own, providing the player with a smooth fighting engine (courtesy of the Arkham games), excellently designed open world with a fantastic array of sidequests and places where you can do some cool parkour moves (thanks Assassin's Creed), and the Nemesis system. It's a system that I'd love to see expanded on by other games as it offers plenty of opportunities for more dynamic enemy encounters than what Shadow Of Mordor offers (an orc makes a getaway and comes back later on, only stronger; or you question grunts as to the whereabouts of their leader). It's through the rest of the elements being some excellent that Shadow Of Mordor finds it way onto the list. On the other side of the spectrum is Alien Isolation, a first person survival horror game where you have to get away from the alien or else, it will kill you. There's no two ways around it – it gets to you, you die. You swat it away with whatever you have, there's a chance of getting away. There are a few flaws, such as some of the moments feeling more scripted than anything, the alien being affixed to your ass while being totally oblivious half the time and being dumber than a sack of rocks, and the 31 flavors of false endings for the last few hours; but it's totally clear that the seeds left behind by Silent Hill: Downpour, ZombiU and The Last Of Us have blossomed into a beautiful, blood red rose given the amount of tension derived from not only getting away from the alien, but also anything else that may attack you.

If you're looking for true beauty, then look no further than Transistor. Developed by the same geniuses behind Bastion, Transistor takes what was a very well made hack and slash game and places more emphasis on timing and chaining attacks ever so thusly. On top of all of that are downright beautiful aesthetics backed up by equally beautiful music. I know that's a bit pretentious, but one look at a screenshot and some casual listening to the soundtrack on Youtube (if it's there) should help that train of thought. That require too much strategy? Well, there's my game of the year pick, Bayonetta 2, which is more about chaining together a series of attacks, dodging at just the right time so that you can slow down time and eradicate or at least severely weaken your enemies, and do all of that while looking damn good. It not only tightens up the frayed ends of its predecessor – already a great game – but it adds the ability to power up and tear everything apart while replenishing your health, all the while retaining its campy feeling that made the first game's story halfway relevant. Both of these games represent everything that I could possibly love about gaming – games that are unapologetically fun and exciting, and games that transcend the boundaries between the traditional and the artistic in a tasteful manner as to remember it's still a game and not a picture to hang up in a museum.

Earth Defense Force 2025 is another great representation of a game that's unapologetically fun. Though far from perfect given its early PS2 graphical quality, a bit of lag when there's way too much going on and the spiders' webs shooting through buildings, it's certainly not without its charm. It makes every encounter with the giant insect army feel massive. There are loads of insects to fight through, mostly in open or at least semi-open areas, and there's a lot more that can be blown up. The long draw distance helps quite a bit in making each skirmish feel more gigantic than the insects themselves! Too low budget for you? Well, there's Shovel Knight, a game that looks and feels like a game from 1990, but with a generous amount of money donated by people on its Kickstater page. Well, it does feel like it's from the 8 bit era with its simple if very effective gameplay (go through well designed levels, kill enemies, acquire money, defeat excellently designed bosses to get more money to spend on upgrades and whatnot), but it also has some modern concessions such as the abolition of lives and having to acquire the money that was left over when you died... and if you don't get it, it's gone forever. Man, From Software stumbled upon a great idea in regards to dying in Demon's Souls and everybody's starting to copy it. But what elevates Shovel Knight beyond the rank and file is its bosses. They embody the simple yet effective quality of the overall game, but to an even higher extent as they can and will destroy you if you don't quickly get their pattern down – but when you do, each fight winds up becoming fast paced and exciting, and the boss' defeat will be incredibly satisfying.

2015 is looking to be a bit better of a year with new Uncharted and Zelda games, though what's to say that they'll live up to the hype and prior games' reputations? Either way, let's just sit back and enjoy what we can throughout the year!

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daveyd blogged
Jan 13, 15 7:47pm

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/shadowrun-hong-kong The Kickstarter campaign to add more features, enhancements, and other content to the next Shadowrun game went live today! It's already past the funding goal and working on the stretch goals! ShadowrunDragonfallDirectorsCut PC ShadowrunDragonfallDirectorsCut
 

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Harebrained Schemes LLC is raising funds for Shadowrun: Hong Kong on Kickstarter! A Shadowrun cyberpunk cRPG set in 2056's Magically Awakened Hong Kong by the developers of Shadowrun Returns & Dragonfall.

TheWolfMars122 blogged
Jan 13, 15 1:49pm

I'd like to have friends with Animal Crossing. Anyone want to add me? message me... I think? I'm brand new to neoseeker so I don't know much. AnimalCrossingNewLeaf 3DS AnimalCrossingNewLeaf
KaytiieeM blogged
Jan 13, 15 12:45pm

I've taken a short break from streaming with all the drama that's been going on in my own house!

Basically I refused to clean until my boyfriend helped out so I cleaning and it was a complete tip in a few day's, I couldn't cope with the mess and it made me ill from restraining to clean. I've done a massive clean and I'm starting to feel much better!

My stream will continue in a couple of days :)

http://www.twitch.tv/kaytiieem/profile
Soul Cataclysm blogged
Jan 12, 15 12:19am

Man, it's crazy logging back in here and everyone I knew is long gone. Even though it was a long time ago and I was just a stupid kid, I miss them all, ya know?
Sapphire Dragon blogged
Jan 11, 15 6:08pm

Been a while since I've really posted a big update, so if anyone bothers reading all this, here you go!
- Some of you may have noticed I posted a couple things in the past about missing a person. Well it was a person I knew online for a very long time, Ryan, and we finally met in person last year in February, then visited a few times after that, and now we've been living together for almost half a year! It's been amazing! <3
- About to take a trip in 2 days to Texas with him actually to visit his family again, can't wait to see Dallas again!
- PS3 died a couple weeks ago, YLOD due to broken soldering on cpu, can't afford the reballing and don't wanna waste the time on a heat treatment since it's so temporary. RIP you brave soul.
- Starting a new computer build with Ryan, this one is going to be specifically for him and later on we're gonna work on mine.
- Working on some game design stuff for a few games, getting back into texturing and modeling
- Got a dog! Sort of. Kind of inherited her? Might be getting a second dog soon c:
Hmszelda blogged
Jan 02, 15 11:14am

A friend of mine (Denny, I think) said this once and I put it on a sticky note on my desktop and it's been sitting there ever since... Thought I would put it here instead. It's nice when people say nice things, yeah?

"Jay (Hmszelda) - Jay is the type of person who is very well known. Through her comic, her clan and popularity, she is known all around Neoseeker. One time I freaked out, and we were both pissed and in the end we were still friends. That's the type of person people look for. Forgiving and kind. This girl right here, she's the shiz"
mobtwo blogged
Dec 27, 14 10:13pm

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