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I was messaging a girl when she said she needed help getting through the Lost Woods in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I told her the right directions, from memory. I never even had to memorize that path, because I just listened to the music.-Ben
I was visiting a school with a friend earlier this month we were just standing around when a kid walked up to me and pointed to my GameBoy shirt and said "You could've bought a real DS with the same money you used to buy that DS Shirt". I was offended on a couple levels, but it didn't hit me until much later that he thought a t-shirt cost the same amount as a portable system. That probably should have been the first reaction.-Connor
One of the biggest things my boyfriend and I have in common is a great love for Zelda Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. In fact, one of our first dates was to the Renaissance Festival where I bought him an ocarina modeled after the Ocarina of Time that came with a small ocarina sheet music book full of songs from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. So, there was this one morning when he would not get out of bed and kept hitting his snooze button even though we had somewhere to be. After many attempts at trying to coax him out of bed, I finally had an idea: I grabbed his ocarina and the sheet music and played the "Sonata of Awakening" from Majora's Mask next to his ear. Instead of getting up, he mumbled, "Your notes echo far, but nothing happens," and pulled the blankets over his head. I let him sleep in.-Diana
My fiance is trying to make it through the Mass Effect trilogy before our wedding later this year. Because the choices you make decide who lives and dies, I've decided she has to make all the choices herself without my influence (since I've played through the series) so that she'll feel personal connections to all the characters. She beat Mass Effect and is about a quarter of the way through ME2. She was just about to complete "The Archangel" mission and recruit Garrus but he took a rocket to the face. I joked and told her because of what she said in a conversation, Garrus died. She was about in tears when Garrus appeared on the ship. I was worried she was going to call the wedding off.-Brett
And this week's "Probably Not the Best Way To Handle a Situation That Could Be Solved With a Single Friendly Conversation, But Hey, To Each Their Own" Award goes to
I love playing video games it's great to be fully immersed in another world. This has become a problem since moving to my apartment as my roommate likes to give commentary on EVERYTHING they talk through cutscenes, dialogue exchanges, ask questions constantly, and generally never leave me alone when I'm playing anything. I usually have to replay huge chunks of games if I want to know what's going on.
I was looking forward to Assassin's Creed 3 for months I even had a recent AC marathon where I played through the previous 4 games all in row. I was really worried about my roommate bothering me through the game if they tried to talk to me while I was playing I might actually kill them. During this same time I was looking for a new job. There were a lot of options out there, but I specifically looked and applied for graveyard shift jobs (one of which I got). Now I'm up all night and sleeping all day, the complete opposite of my roommate, and can play games in peace.-Rachel