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Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening has always been one of my favorite games, and it actually was the game that got me not only hooked on videogames. Anyway, for Christmas this past year, my girlfriend knew how much I liked the series and used ideas from the game to send me on my own "Secret Seashell Quest." I walked all around her apartment and even needed to go outside by getting clues from each shell I found, and (since she kinda knew the idea but not entirely) every 5 shells I found there was an extra little gift. In the end I received a Master Sword replica and she put the shells together in a case with the Hylian Crest for me to hang up.-Tim
I've been going to yoga classes at my gym for a few months now and every class begins with a theme to keep in mind throughout the session. Our instructor began with "Does anyone know the true definition of insanity" Instantly, I thought 'Far Cry 3', after glancing around the room for a second or two, I raised my hand and answered "Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result". They said it was an Einstein quote, so I'm glad they didn't ask where I knew it from.-Andrew
A few days ago, I went to pick up my copy of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Last week, the store had some kind of event going on where people who bought several products got a free blu-ray movie along with it. As the cashier was taking my money, she said that "Since there's a massive collection of movies that weren't given away, I'm gonna give you this one for free anyway." Of course, I was stoked, but then she gave me the movie: Mel Gibson's "The Patriot". At that point, all I could hear in my head was "La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo". (For anyone who doesn't know, in the Metal Gear series you fight a shadow organization who rules the world that's called "The Patriots" with their codeword being "La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo".) That was WAY too much of a coincidence.-Thomas
I used to practice Tae-Kwon-Do, and when we were ordered to throw kicks at random, a keen eye would've seen that I was quick, medium, and fierce kicking the moveset of every fighter I played back then.-Daniel
And this week's "Max Sadness" Award goes to
Last week, I finished Max Payne on my phone if you've played the game, there's one part in Part III, Chapter 7, where you go down to the mainframe to destroy it to complete your goal. If you stay in the elevator, you can hear a conversation between two men, where one says to the other, "I don't like being stereotyped. I'm not a cold-blooded killer I have a wife and two boys I'm proud of, this is just my job, from 9 to 5. I'm a guard, and if someone's gonna get shot, well, then someones gonna get shot." During that whole part in the mainframe, I repeatedly failed because he's a father and I didn't want to kill him. I ended up killing 5 out the the 8 in that room, hoping to God I didn't shoot the man. I was worried, so I repeated it and I left all the men in that area alive. The reason I did this is when my father left me, all I had was the PS2 he gave me. It kinda hit home for me, because I had no father for a long time in my life. I knew what goes through your head when your father dies.-DarkKingSpyder