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JesGolbez last won the day on December 13 2019

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About JesGolbez

  • Birthday 03/15/1979

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    Burnaby, Canada
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    Magic: The Gathering, Baseball, Hockey, Politics, Comedy, Dogs

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  1. Here in BC, we're finally allowed to see small groups inside, so we'll see my inlaws. yay, for some freedoms
  2. My wife and I enjoyed the first two seasons, but then it jumped off a cliff and become supremely unbelievable. I don't mind some weirdness, but the sheer amount of plot holes and incredulity with the second half of the series... it's as if the writers had no idea how to complete their overall premise.
  3. Listening to a cool podcast I just discovered (Retro Games Podcast), the topic of abandoning video games. Now, I’ve played 1000s of games over the decades, but some of them have taken a significant chunk of my time and $, and then I abandoned (or ragequit) them for various reasons. The big ones that I can remember: Grand Theft Auto IV – There is a story (must-do) mission that requires you to do a motorcycle chase through the streets and catch somebody. Well, the motorcycle controls in the game are extremely sensitive and I could never catch the target. On top of that, you had to watch a significant long cut scene (even some skipping required long loading times) before the chase. After about 30 attempts, I just took the game out and never went back, I am so glad GTAV offered a skip option for chases you couldn’t complete. Final Fantasy XIII – I remember playing the demo and thinking “Wow, I hate this!”, and I had finished every FF I had played up until that point, multiple times. So, I didn’t pick up the game for a long time. When I did, I couldn’t get past about 10 hours. The setting, battle system, characters… hated it. Chrono Cross – Not only did it take a giant dump over Chrono Trigger, but the battle system was also a mess and you just had 100s of boring characters to collect. I played about 15-20 hours, more out of name recognition, and never understood the love for the game. Donkey Kong Country (SNES) – I played this game when it came out and on the SNES Classic. I love the game, itself, but the mine-cart levels in this game are incredibly difficult, especially for somebody (me) who is not very agile. Both times, I just could not get passed certain level(s) and gave up before I lost my sanity. Crosscode (Switch) - The most recent one. A retro-style platformer action RPG... just lost me with the sheer # of puzzles. Still like the game otherwise, but didn't feel inclined to go more than the 20-30 hours I played. There are definitely some other RPGs I put in a good 10-40 hours into and then just gave up on, but usually out of boredom. Any games that stick out in your mind that you abandoned for any particular reason?
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    Horizon Zero Dawn

    My wife and I both enjoyed it (and she's not usually into FPS/open-world type games), and will likely get the sequel. That said, I don't remember much about the game any more, other than using traps was a must versus some nasty foes.
  5. Yeah, I was off of theatres for a long time. I like being able to take a bathroom break when I want, and not deal with other people. That said, theatres can succeed out there. the VIP experience (low # of seats, being able to buy booze) will work great. I know some movies are worth seeing on a big screen.
  6. I've been off of Magic the past while...not being able to play with our playgroup has hurt a lot, and I did not like Kaldheim at all for limited. WOTC has toned down power creep, but now almost every card reads like a novel, even commons. WOTC seems scared of printing vanilla/french vanilla creatures, and it's a bit exhausting. I play a bit of casual standard online, but Eldraine (a mistake) ruins it. Yay, another Bonecrusher Giant... Once we can play in paper again, I'm sure I'll be into it. Strixhaven... not really into the High School Magic Tropes... some cool cards, though, and we enjoyed our little sealed. The mystical archives really add something surprising, and I did pull a Portal Wrath of God in one pack from "The List" Got Aurian good with that How about you? Playing any online?
  7. Aurian and I bought a box of Strixhaven and had our mini-sealed games versus each other. Did some garden work, sleeping, cleaning up...the usual
  8. Social media damages all mental health, especially the toxic swamp of Twitter, or the echo chambers of Facebook.
  9. hahaha oh gawd. I am waiting for at least the next patch to give it another go...
  10. Giving Hades a go. Aurian loved it, and it's pretty easy to get into.
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    Finished

    Geez, 90 hours is short now? I realize I spent well over 100 hours on various Fallouts, but still... 90 hours is a lot of game. Remember when RPGs were like 30 hours?
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    Pioneer Finance

    Oh, we picked and chose the decent $ ones and used a LGS buylist.
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    Pioneer Finance

    With no real paper magic these days, I haven't kept track of too many prices. As it is, we have so many cards and we ended up selling some back to our LGS.
  14. Congrats on the 'recovery' Dunnar
  15. This year has gone by fast... work, eat, sleep, walk dog..repeat
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