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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    too much information already, I'm afraid.

    also, too wistful to reminisce about the one who got away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    i know that this is daily business for a lot of people but to me it still sounds so alien and absurd. fly in all those people, smash all that money on some award show, location just being a decor somehow. live in nyc, eat passion fruit thousands of miles away the next day. also just being jealous btw.
    all true! a saving grace is they're a nonprofit organization, and they take the revenue generated from the awards show entries and invest it back into the industry in the form of education, professional development and diversity/inclusion programming. for example, they've done programs in South Africa to help young creative kids from Soweto to get jobs at ad agencies in J'burg, would normally be very little chance of them getting a foot in the door otherwise.

    could be worse!

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    btw, this business trip happens once a year. my life is more boring than most people's the other 50 weeks out of the year.

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    Enjoy it Leo this ain't the confession box

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    sorry luke, we were in the middle of emailing but icloud's gone funny, so can't email:

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/14/1...down-worldwide

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    corpse, please document your history with video games. your first. your favourites. that sort of thing.

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    First I owned would have been those AA battery powered handheld games that existed probably before you were born... I remember in particular a Teenage Mutant Turtles one and a watch on which you could play a Mario game. This was the only Mario game I would have played as a child cos I never had a Nintendo, although my best friend at the time did.

    First proper game I owned was Sonic the Hedgehog 2 when I got a Megadrive for Christmas. Dunno if the game holds up now but I absolutely loved the music in it and the graphics, it's all massively nostalgic for me now. Had various other games on the Megadrive, including Mickey and Donald's World of Illusion (which still somehow haunts me), FIFA, Sensible Soccer, Brian Lara's Cricket, James Pond: Robocod, Toejam and Earl 2: Panic on Funkotron (great soundtrack), Predator 2 (pretty sure this was a terrible game but fed my appetite for grownup violence)... My king of games on Megadrive was Street Fighter 2, which I was forced to save up for by my parents (at the time a Herculean feat).

    Next either came the PC or the Playstation, I can't recall which now. On PC I played Unreal Tournament a lot, also Rainbow Six, FIFA World Cup 98... I played the Half Life demo a lot cos I didn't own the game. My friend at school had a PC and I played Half Life proper on that, as well as the original GTA/GTA2, etc. Counterstrike. Loads of games. This is actually giving me nostalgic melancholic feelings for my teenage years. My favourite PC game is probably Grim Fandango, which I used a walkthrough guide to cheat my way through.

    I owned a PS1, can't remember the first game I had on it. But big ones included Tekken 2 and 3, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy 7, Ace Combat 2... FF7 was absolutely amazing (up until I got stuck) but the king of PS1 games for me was Tony Hawks Pro Skater, which I began playing as I began skateboarding - and the sequel, which was probably the best of all. The soundtrack is soldered into my brain. I particularly enjoyed going round and round and round the levels, doing tricks, while listening to CDs and Tim Westwood's Radio 1 Rap Show.

    Sighhhh...

    The history doesn't end there but I'm prang I'm gonna delete this post

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    One thing I always find interesting is that when I was into video games growing up it was a real minority/cult interest, most people saw games as nerdy shit for dweebs.

    I suppose Playstation 1 was the turning point cos they had cool soundtracks and edgy advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    I suppose Playstation 1 was the turning point cos they had cool soundtracks and edgy advertising.
    Was it the PS2 that first had ads directed by David Lynch?
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    Not sure, but the PS2 came next. I think this is when I started losing interest in video games, cos I can't remember that many good games from those days. Silent Hill 2, which I barely played cos it shat me up so badly. Tony Hawk's the perennial. (Tony Hawk's underground).

    I also played a lot of Rollercoaster Tycoon on the PC. A masterpiece.

    From then until my recent purchase of a PS4 I didn't town a console but I played a lot of XBox360 round my mates house. The dominant games were Pro Evo and Gears of War 2 (horde mode). Skyrim was a big deal too.

    And now I've got a PS4. I was in love with red dead redemption 2 before Christmas and then somehow fell off the horse LoLz and now I'm scared to play it again cos I think I'm probably shit at it. Now I'm mainly playing Pro Evo, with occasional dips into Ray Man, which is amazing

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    Games are a lot more fun, as a general rule, when you're playing with friends.

    Side note: my friend has a Nintendo switch and Mario Odyssey is one of the most enjoyable games I've ever played. Maybe should have got a switch instead of a PS4. But anyway I find it hard to play games now, I'm haunted by the feeling that I should be reading the Divine comedy or something

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    where is luka?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    where is luka?
    https://www.earthtv.com/en/webcam/lo...lennium-bridge
    probably

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    we actually sit a little further along past the bridge.

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