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Thursday, October 1st, 2009
6:00 pm
Video Game Humor: The Most Epic FFVII Glitch Ever
Well, I mistakenly skipped posting last Thursday so day I'm linking to part 1 of a 4 part video series chronicling how cheat codes sometimes go horribly wrong - and funny! As the description is imperative to understanding what's going on and part 2 is linked as a video response I'll only be posting a text link and not an embed this time.


Thursday, September 17th, 2009
7:14 pm
Video Game Humor: Scary-Crayon reviews The Amazing Spider-Man
Those of you who, like me, are into the whole super hero team running around beating the hell out of everything genre are probably excited by this week's release of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. While I'm still waiting for an X-Men Legends 3 game Ultimate Alliance 2 should give me sufficient multi-player mayhem. I've ranted before about some of the problems the first UA had (damn you camera angles!) so I'm curious if those have been resolved to smooth out multi-player.

Anyway I'm getting off track. It's Thursday again so it's time for a little videogame humor. This review written by Wes of Scary-Crayon discusses the failures of The Amazing Spider-Man for MSDOS. http://www.scary-crayon.com/games/spidey1990/

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
2:53 pm
Video Game Humor: Let's Play Ultima 7: Indoor Lighting
It's time for another funny link to laugh along with. Today's link comes courtesy of British Let's Player Kikoskia who's been struggling his way through Ultima 7 over the summer. Undeterred by deaths, bugs, and wild goose chases he forges ahead and struggles to stay calm in the face of everything that goes wrong.


Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
7:47 pm
Video Game Humor: A Day in Dracula's Life
Seeing as this is a low stress gaming community and part of stress management is humor I'm going to try a regular exercise of posting funny articles and videos to the community for everyone to laugh alongside. Today's link is A Day in Dracula's Life. Dracula has just revived and is looking forward to a nice, quiet dinner in his castle when an unexpected visitor storms in.

Video by Kajetokun. Warning: Strong Language


Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
12:27 pm
Let's Play! series
I immensely enjoy watching people doing Let's Play videos (although, to be fair, my experience is mostly limited to YouTube as digging through the Something Awful forums for some of the older Let's Play participants is painful).  It's a wonderful switch from watching speedruns and perfect runs.

The Let's Play series is a video log of someone playing a game with vocal commentary from them as they play.  The point is not to get a perfect run but just to show how games are actually played - deaths and mistakes included.  Poor Valis and the spikes in Bucky O'Hare.  I think he died a good 30+ times in that run.
Sunday, May 11th, 2008
8:57 pm
Phoenix Wright?
I'm almost afraid to post in here, afraid someone will get mad at me.

But what I've been playing lately is Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright. The first one. I've had it since it came out, and I just now beat it.

It brings to mind the point-and-click PC games that I used to play so much...such as Quest for Glory and Lost Secrets of the Rainforest (maybe? I can't exactly remember the name...it was a Sierra game of old...Although that title may have been that gameshow about the rainforest, I can't exactly remember.) There was a little blond boy who foils some poachers and it was very fun. Full of simple, yet hard-enough puzzles that were enjoyable to do.

In the Ace Attorney games, for everyone who hasn't played them, you are a defense attorney who is given a case that seems nigh impossible. However, you are given an unlimited amount of time to think and ponder and run around looking for clues, and only once you have everything you need does it go on to the next part of the case.

In short, a fun game that never leaves you hanging without the things you require.

I like thinking games, but I don't like timed puzzle games. The Ace Attorney series is a good game for me because I can sit for hours on one screen and even though it's hard, I get plenty of chances and worst case scenario, I get a guilty verdict and have to come back from my last save point. They prompt you at places with hints such as, "There's gotta be a hole in this testimony," and the cases are all very original and interesting.

Has anyone else played it? I am on the extra case, Rise from the Ashes, and am enjoying myself immensely.

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
6:32 pm
Hey, friendly encouragement.
I'd just like to remind people that this community exist, and to encourage people to post about what they're playing! I haven't been playing much lately because I've been busy with work and a couple of trips I went on, but once I have some more free time I fully intend to sit myself back down with some Twilight Princess and finish the Water Temple.

Please don't be shy about posting!
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
5:33 pm
First Annual G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition
More details and a blog link can be found here.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –April 1, 2008 – Applications are now being accepted for the 2008 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition scholarship of up to $10,000 designed to educate and recruit more women into the field of video game production and design. Sponsored by Sony Online Entertainment LLC. (SOE) a global leader in online gaming, applications and complete rules for entry are available online at www.girl.soe.com.

The SOE G.I.R.L. -- Gamers In Real Life -- competition is the first of its kind to encourage students toward career paths in the field of video game design and production, ultimately resulting in the development of games that are more interesting for women to play.
Sunday, February 17th, 2008
11:07 pm
Zelda: Twilight Princess

Want to know why?

This is why.

She's an NPC in Twilight Princess. She runs a bar and is decently important. Her name is Telma.


I have been waiting for a character like her to appear in a video game for a long time.

She makes my happy happen.

Current Mood: ecstatic
Monday, January 7th, 2008
10:28 am
Super Mario Galaxy FTW!
I got a Wii for Christmas.

Also, I have been super-busy the past couple months and so kinda forgot about this community. And my Livejournal in general. But now I'm back!

Back to the Wii. I've played some Wii sports before, so I knew how much fun it could be, but Super Mario Galaxy has possibly surpassed Okami as my favorite game ever. It's the first platformer I've ever been able to play with any amount of proficiency. I'd argue that it's not a true platformer, really--there isn't a lot of precision jumping, which was always what killed me with the original Mario Bros games. It's just... Fun. Effortless. Which is not to say it isn't a challenge sometimes, but the gameplay flows so fluidly and intuitively that I want to play for hours and hours.

Also, the co-op mode? Awesome. I love that my boyfriend is able to sit with me and grab star bits and hold off enemies with the second remote, which is really helpful when you're first getting used to the controls. He doesn't like playing it quite as much as I do, which I find interesting. He likes it, but says it was harder than he was expecting. It actually easier than I was expecting, so I don't know what that says about our respective play styles. At any rate, we like playing it together.

Now I'm itching to go back and keep exploring new adorable worlds.

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
9:04 am
So I don't actually play these games, but it is pretty important to me to keep up on what's going on in the industry (since I work in it and all). What do you all think about this issue?

I say not all games are for kids, so there's no reason I should be prohibited from getting the violent game I want. Also, Wal-Mart doesn't want to carry AO titles, which will cut into sales a LOT. However...

They carry the unrated version of Saw. I checked.


The Article.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
8:31 am
Getting to know you...
Please reply with a short blurb about yourself and the kinds of games you play. ^_^

Like I said before, I'm Aimee, and I work in the games industry in Seattle. My hobbies outside gaming include anime and cosplay, knitting, crocheting, drawing, and taking more pictures of my cat that I really should.

I prefer to play RPGs, adventure games, and fantasy MMO's. I don't really like games that require hair-trigger reflexes, because I just don't really have them. It was just the other day that I finally got through a level in a Super Mario Bros game. It's the one for the DS. I got through the FIRST level.

Yeah. That's pretty much all you need to know about my leet platformer skillz right there.

My two favorite games at the moment are Okami and Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Okami is the only video game I've ever actually beaten in my life. Shameful, isn't it?
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
9:43 am
Welcome to the community!
Hi! Welcome to Low-Stress Gamers. I hope that we can create a thriving community of people who like to relax when they play games, rather than get all hyped up on Bawlz and adrenaline.

I'm Aimee. I'm the mod. I work in the game industry in Seattle, and I'm a gamer myself. The difference between me and my co-workers is that I don't like games that are high-stress. First-person shooters? No thanks. Too jumpy, stressful and complicated for me. Give me some Final Fantasy or Okami any day. I play games to relax, and tensing up because I don't know when someone is going to frag me is not terribly relaxing.

I know there are more people like me, which is why I made this community. Come! Let us hang out together! Join the Dork Side...
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