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I have an interesting combination of below-average coordination and above-average balance that leads to some wacky moments. Yesterday I was walking upstairs carrying a snack when I basically tripped over my own feet, leading to me stumbling up the entire flight of stairs without quite ever falling. I did, however, manage to spill iced tea on every single stair along the way. It's all cleaned up now, and who knows? Maybe they will look better after all that and I will begin to market some funky sort of tea-based furniture polish.

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19. Re: No subject Mar 27, 2008, 03:29 Cutter
 
Juggling is more timing, and balance than spatial awareness. Try juggling when you're walking around and see what happens. We - old school gamers - just get on better in 2D worlds.

I'm a bartender/waiter. I have zero problem carrying several plates and/or a tray of drinks to you and setting them down. But I'll probably ding myself on the table on the way in or out.


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18. EA Classics Mar 26, 2008, 17:14 blood_rose
 
That's a great list. I myself would especially love to see Archon on XBLA. And I have fond memories of Patton vs. and Seven Cities.

 
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17. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 15:54 PHJF
 
I'd say all gamers are 'spatially challenged'. I have a great sense of balance, but tend to smack into stuff all the time.

Pch, speak for yourself. All those hours in Counter-Strike and CoD worked wonders for my own coordination. I just recently taught myself juggling for shits and giggles, and it wasn't hard at all.
 
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16. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 14:25 Cutter
 
Hells yeah! I'm pretty f'n stoked about GTAIV meself! I'd assume the guy who took those pics probably works for the printer who's printing them.

I'd say all gamers are 'spatially challenged'. I have a great sense of balance, but tend to smack into stuff all the time.


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15. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 12:31 xXBatmanXx
 

Damn! That's a big ass game!

http://kotaku.com/372415/gta-iv-street-map-leaked

From everything I have seen (hurry up and save images before they get torn down) and this, every bit worth the 80.00 price tag for the SE!

The hours I am going to put into this - ugh. Can't wait anymore. I have NEVER taken off work when a game came out - but I will be taking the day after release off. We won't be busy anyway.

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14. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 12:24 Warhawk
 
Gassy much!? hehehehe

Am I the only one that ate Ramen like spaghetti and not soup? People looked at me like I had 2 heads in college.

Actually, no.

I ate it the same way - I don't usually like a lot of water in the ramen. Sometimes, yes, but typically I drain most of it out.
 

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13. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 12:16 nin
 

Damn! That's a big ass game!

http://kotaku.com/372415/gta-iv-street-map-leaked



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12. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 12:05 xXBatmanXx
 
One of my favorites in college was 1-2 packages ramen noodles (including the flavor packs) and one can Dennisons Chili (hot or regular). Mix well. Can eat theat for a couple meals.

Gassy much!? hehehehe

Am I the only one that ate Ramen like spaghetti and not soup? People looked at me like I had 2 heads in college.

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11. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 11:45 Warhawk
 
One of my favorites in college was 1-2 packages ramen noodles (including the flavor packs) and one can Dennisons Chili (hot or regular). Mix well. Can eat theat for a couple meals.  

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10. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 10:59 TorchMaster
 
'Spaghetti with tuna sauce' reminds me of how my college roommate used to make lasagna.

Lasagna:
Prepare one box macaroni and cheese.
Mix in one can of tuna fish.
Enjoy! ?
 
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9. A system call that should never fail has Mar 26, 2008, 10:56 Tigger
 
Digg is down - find the image here: http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7837/failederrorgv1.jpg

This is actually a listed as an error for Windows Sockets - I've seen it once before. You have to love the "returned under various conditions" bit:


WSASYSCALLFAILURE

System call failure.
A system call that should never fail has failed. This is a generic error code, returned under various conditions.
 
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8. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 10:46  Blue 
 
Bah Blue you take all the fun mystery out of cooking my grandma had, by not telling you what was in it!

Sounds like both my grandparents on my mom's side. They both cooked, and they both had a tendency to "forget" some key ingredient when passing along recipes.

My mom used to tell a story about asking her dad if he could figure out why her version of one of his odd specialties (spaghetti with tuna sauce) tasted different from his, and he asked her about how she added the anchovies, to which she responded that he hadn't actually included them on the ingredients list.
 
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7. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 10:44 strich
 
In defense of my man-cred, I drink my coffee black with no sugar, and I dare say my coffee is stronger than the espressso in most Starbucks.

That said, I admit I don't really like unsweetened tea. I make green tea, and put in a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of honey for each quart of tea I ice.

you still got plenty of cred to spare.

I'm exactly the opposite of you. Hate sweetened tea, but drink coffee with a dash of sugar to take the bitter edge off.

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6. Western Antarctic Ice Chunk Collapses Mar 26, 2008, 10:41 meezookeewee
 
OH MY GOD!!! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!;P Oh, wait...my "give a damn" button isn't working. Shit. Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.

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5. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 10:18 The Half Elf
 
I thought the big thing about being a chef is the mystery around having a touch of this or a dash of that, or to personal taste?

Bah Blue you take all the fun mystery out of cooking my grandma had, by not telling you what was in it!

 
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4. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2008, 10:09  Blue 
 
if you're a real man and can drink it without sugar

In defense of my man-cred, I drink my coffee black with no sugar, and I dare say my coffee is stronger than the espressso in most Starbucks.

That said, I admit I don't really like unsweetened tea. I make green tea, and put in a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of honey for each quart of tea I ice.
 
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3. No subject Mar 26, 2008, 09:55 strich
 
and I will begin to market some funky sort of tea-based furniture polish.

that depends though. do you put sugar in your tea?

we all know that sugar's bad for wood (no real truth to that comment...) and decides if you're a real man and can drink it without sugar (the real point to all of this nonsense).

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2. Re: Nice! Mar 26, 2008, 09:39 The Half Elf
 
You can play 2 out of the 4 positions in Rock Band, but snack+drink+stairs=disaster. Way to go Blue
Then again I can't complain after nearly killing myself and a huge ass plasma TV attempting DDR on a cheap ass plastic map, at Best Buy in front of shoppers... *coughs and walks away briskly*

 
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1. Nice! Mar 26, 2008, 08:33 Techie714
 
That's a great story. My wife is always making jokes at me because she says I suffer from "Spatial awareness" I'm constantly whacking my hand into door's & corners...lol it's quite funny.

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