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  1. Just put in an application for an apartment. Time to resume life.
  2. Snowden might surrender to the US kangaroo court if the alternative is Trump.
  3. Looks like J.J. Trek: The TV Show. Complete with those awful Klingon designs. Guess I should have expected that, but I keep forgetting that Alex Kurtzman is producing it. Seen nothing in that trailer to give me any reason to believe it'll be anything other than his usual tripe.
  4. Try one of those nice roof-mounted antennae. Edit: replied before seeing you not wanting to rig a roof antenna. Suck it up, cupcake.
  5. I just liked this part: He thinks "A annoys me. I'm great. N."
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  9. I see your Rammstein and raise you Ladybaby
  10. for most of them, you should be able to run them in a program called ScummVM. Named after Lucas Arts' adventure engine SCUMM (itself an acronym for Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion), it's free open source program designed expressly for the purpose of running old adventure games, and has added support for a lot of the old adventure game engines. On that note, another adventure game worth knowing is Beneath A Steel Sky. Scifi adventure in a dystopian future where the only inhabitable land remaining is in Australia. Covers pretty serious themes, but doesn't hold back on the humor. The developers of the game (Revolution; makers of the Broken Sword series which saw a new installment within the past couple years) made it freeware some time ago and is available completely legally on the ScummVM site. For some of the other games that didn't come on some of the more major adventure game engines, you'll have to set up dosbox to be able to run the games. I think that would be the case with the Star Trek ones (25th anniversary and Judgment Rites). They really are great though; feels like a continuation of the original TV series complete with space battles, diplomacy, away missions, and science. Ship's computer is loaded with information if you know what to query (sadly they didn't get Majel Barrett to voice it ) I've got more recommendations depending on what kind of adventure interests you. I, myself, probably need to get back into them since there's so many I have yet to play. I actually haven't played the Monkey Island games yet, but knowing they're the work of Tim Schaffer should be all the endorsement they need. I also know a few modern adventure games that are pretty good now that the genre has seen a renaissance.
  11. Oregon Trail was legit. But so were the old adventure games. Guybrush Threepwood is from perhaps the most popular of them, the Monkey Island series (by Tim Schaffer while he was an employee of Lucas Arts). There were other great games of the nature then, though. On the topic of Cop games, there was the Police Quest series. I think I read somewhere that some police departments actually used that game as it got some of the finer details right in following protocol. One example would be that you have to lock your gun up in a storage box before going into interrogation. If you fail to do so and interrogate your suspect with your gun still on you, he'll grab it and turn it on you. There were a few brilliant Star Trek adventure games, too (and if you got the CD version rather than the floppy version, it came with voice-acting from the original cast; I think it was the last time DeForrest Kelley played Bones). The games are still the best Star Trek games ever made even after 25 years. And now it hits me that those games are as old now as Star Trek itself was when they came out. Only scratched the surface of fantastic adventure games.
  12. The golden era of adventure gaming was back when games were still on floppy. Continued briefly into the age of the CD.
  13. unlawful detainment for preventing someone from breaking into a car?
  14. The first True Crime did have a story that branched in a few directions; can't remember if the second one branched. The story was separated into chapters, but they all took place in the open world. You'd do things like visit the police precinct or meet with a confidential informant to take on story missions. There were some side missions. And yes, there were random crimes that would occur that you'd get calls for over the police radio that included high-speed pursuits, drug busts, hostage situations, counterfeit operations, chop-shops, etc.. If you go rogue and start shooting up innocents, eventually you'll hear a call come over the police scanner about a rogue cop who needs to be taken down and you'll have the po-po all up in yo ass. Oh, and one of them had a bonus mode where you play as Method Man, and the other had a bonus mode where you play as Snoop Dog. But yeah, if you're okay with older games, (PS2/Xbox/GCN era) you should give them a try. Might not be quite the game you're dreaming of, but it's worth a look. Pretty strong cast of voice-actors, too, including Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, Ron Perlman, James Hong, Lawrence Fishburne, Mickey Rourke, and Michele Rodriguez.
  15. True Crime. First one takes place in LA, second one in NYC (Manhatten?) I was sad that they never made made a True Crime set in Washington D.C.. So much potential there. Instead they started making True Crime: Hong Kong and then rebranded the series to Sleeping Dogs. Pretty good for a GTA clone. The games weren't perfect by any means, but they stood up on their own merits. Not as good driving as GTA had, but the gunplay and hand-to-hand combat were pretty good. You could shoot the weapon out of a perp's hands, or shoot 'em in the kneecap in order to go in for a non-lethal take-down and cuff them. There were various forms of martial arts you could learn and switch between. Oh, and you could be a dick and "stop-and-frisk" looking for contraband, and could even plant evidence on people . Hmm... I feel I need to play those again. At my last job, we had a server that was named Guybrush. This is why your opinion on video games holds no merit and mine is exalted.