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What We Played for Week Ending March 1

by Jennifer KibbleMarch 12, 2012

This is a weekly segment where we share what games we are currently playing for our readers to get to know us a bit better. Said games can range from retro to current and from casual to FPS games. If we’re playing it, we’ll share it. Please feel free to comment with what you’re playing or your opinions on the games that we’re involved with.

Jeff: After finishing Half-Life, I naturally moved on to Half-Life 2, and am about to finish the “Sandtraps” chapter. Other than that, I’ve been dabbling in the mediocrity of Galerians: Ash, a sequel to a Resident Evil clone, but the gimmick is that you have superpowers.

Jen: Started out with Saints Row the Third at the start of the week and then it was nothing but Mass Effect 3. I stayed away from Twitter for a bit and I’m still avoiding Tumblr in order to not run into any spoilers. I did run into an article about how Tali’s face is a stock image that was taken off of Google images and how some people are disappointed with the ending, but besides that I’ve been avoiding the spoilers. Personally, I am enjoying Mass Effect 3 big time. There is a lot more talking than the past two installments and it feels more RPGish as well. I’m planning on getting all the achievements like I did with the other two. With this in mind, I am dreading playing it on insanity.

Chris: Finally got my copy of Street Fighter X Tekken. Definitely cool since I’ve been covering this game since I started with The Game Fanatics last year. I had some pretty lofty expectations, and so far I’m really enjoying this game. While I’m not ready to crown this game as the best fighting game out right now, it is certainly a very good title (full review will be released soon). There are a few quirks with online play but that happens with most fighting games online. Also a week in and I still haven’t found my partner for Ken Masters, search has been reduced to Steve Fox, Asuka, King, Paul Phoenix. One thing I love about this game is how the Tekken characters translate to Street Fighter gameplay. Well played Capcom, you have created another addicting title.

William: I have, like many I assume, begun Mass Effect 3. The multiplayer is pretty darn good. Working my way through both the story and multiplayer with an Engineer, and though I die pretty fast, the turret/drone combo is potent to say the least. That’s pretty much it for games at the moment, but I’m looking in to getting Street Fighter X Tekken, as I’ve heard good things.

Jason: Got Saint’s Row the Third while it was on sale through Steam and its eaten up a lot of my gaming time. I also traded my 3DS and all my 3DS games in for a PS Vita and boy am I glad I did. I have not picked up Mass Effect 3, because I haven’t completely finished ME 2 (I know, how awful right?). I also got into the beta for the MMO Tera and been playing that on and off throughout the weekend. I’ve pretty much traded in all the stuff I’d want to part with, so will have to wait a little bit to get my hands on Street Fighter X Tekken and Mass Effect 3 (the two games I really want the most right now). I’m slowly losing interest in SWTOR…which is saying a lot considering how much of a Star Wars fanatic I am. Maybe, I’ll write an editorial about that: A Star Wars Fan’s Disenchantment with Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Greg: I did it. Finally did it. I beat Mass Effect 3. I really liked it. After many many hours spent on the series, it’s finally done. Loved it. Glad to be done. But totally loved it.

Charles: I beat Mass Effect. That is all.

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  • V.Tiger

    nerdboner!

  • sammiguan

    Online gaming is growing faster then anything I have ever seen.

  • panteraclaw

    Hopefully this plays better than the last one.

  • potato.head

    Interesting point of view.

  • Oswaldo

    Great developers behind this

  • Aunty Winky

    Here’s the article that addresses the subject:

    Gulf states broaden contacts past US

    By ROBERT H. REID, Connected Press Writer Sat Jan 19, 1:42 PM ET

    CAIRO, Egypt – The assure of a new French base in the United Arab Emirates is the newest indication that Arab Gulf nations are expanding their commercial and army contacts to bolster security without appearing too dependent on the United States.
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    President Nicolas Sarkozy has introduced that France up coming 12 months will become the only Western region other than the U.S. to have a long lasting defense facility in the Gulf.

    The offer arrives at a time when Gulf countries want to shield by themselves versus a resurgent Iran. At the very same time, they do not want to rely just on the U.S., with American status in the Center East running reduced and the dread that U.S.-Iranian rivalry could drag the area into war.

    France also plans to open a branch of its St. Cyr military academy in Qatar and get component in army workouts in February and March with forces from the UAE and Qatar. And France and the UAE have signed a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement as a very first phase towards creating a nuclear reactor to support diversify electricity sources.

    “The UAE will get the benefit of playing the area a bit, not simply because it wants to stroll away from the U.S. partnership but because this offers them leverage more than both the French and Americans to get what they want,” Mideast analyst Jon Alterman said.

    France’s new base will home up to five hundred soldiers, sailors and airmen. By comparison, the United States maintains about 40,000 U.S. troops on bases throughout the Gulf — including Kuwait, the key staging floor for Iraq, and Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Navy’s fifth Fleet headquarters.

    The United States has been the dominant exterior electricity in the Gulf since Britain closed its permanent bases in 1971. The Arabs are keenly mindful that no European country can supplant the Americans as the main protector of the oil-rich Gulf states.

    “Perhaps they (Emiratis) believed that a French base would be a noticeable implies of safety but in a a lot less ostentatious manner, a minor far more discreet” than an American installation, said Stephane Lacroix, an analyst with the Sciences Po school of political science in Paris.

    The new base also underscores France’s declare as a worldwide electrical power able of enjoying a role in elements of the planet past its previous colonial sphere of influence. The nearest French base is in Djibouti, a former French colony in the Horn of Africa.

    French Defense Minister Herve Morin stated the base would help France to assist warships it routinely sends to the Gulf and “participate in the stabilization of the region.”

    Gulf governments and investors have been shifting away from the United States, seeking companions in Asia and Europe. The factors for the shift are the two economic and political, such as strains in relations with the U.S. since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations have been searching to Europe for far more consumer goods as effectively as investments in regions these kinds of as high-speed railway systems, in which the Europeans have distinctive experience.

    For Gulf Arabs, Iran has produced the need for leverage with the Americans all the more important. Though the small, wealthy oil sheikdoms worry Iranian influence, specially between their Shiite populations, they also be concerned that Washington’s hardline stand against the Islamic Republic could drag them into conflict.

    Gulf Arab leaders manufactured very clear to U.S. President George W. Bush throughout his pay a visit to to the location this month that they oppose making an attempt to isolate Iran.

    “We have relations with Iran and we chat to them and if we come to feel there is any danger (in the region) we will discuss to them about it,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said previous week.

    The danger of a U.S. assault on Iran has receded since the fall, when a U.S. intelligence report concluded that the Iranians stopped making an attempt to develop a nuclear bomb 4 decades ago.

    Nevertheless, Bush emphasised during his Center East tour that he nonetheless considers the Islamic Republic a major threat, branding it the world’s top rated sponsor of terrorism. He also warned of “serious consequences” if the Iranians attack American ships in the Gulf.

    “We do not want Bush to just take edge of Iranian misbehavior and go to war,” said Mustafa Alani, an analyst with the Gulf Investigation Middle in Dubai. “France is far more politically appropriate in the region. We do not want Americans to appear as the only protectors.”

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    Associated Press reporter Natacha Rios contributed to this report from Paris.

  • Janet Somerville

    Today at 1:30am we received in a minor argument and then he stated get out of my property we are done forever I’m sick of this sh*t I’ve obtained adequate difficulties .. So I swiftly acquired dressed and that angered him declaring wow you do not even care why wouldn’t you combat for someone you want or one thing like that and I’m like well I’m sick of this I Am ill of being broken up with . ” I mentioned unwell never ever beg for you yet again and I meant it you stated its completed so its carried out ” that created him mad stating pfft whichever youobv never treatment enough. So I still left and manufactured a few cellphone calls no a single was up so I stated I have no exactly where to go he explained ok go to rest I never want to listen to you I never even want you here so I listened to some audio on my phone whilst he played vids and he said “what did I say to u I never want to hear you” (this whole time I’m acting like I Am ok with the break up when I Am actually not and it was truly making him mad he was expecting me to cry like usual) so I explained ok if I Am not listen to when u wake up ill see u in a week to seize my stuff (I’m acquiring a spot in 1 week march 1st and he obtained mad over that too ..) I ended up falling asleep and I woke up to a text from him that he had sent at 6am declaring don’t leave we need to have to discuss very first . Do u think he wants to try out doing work it out? Why does he want to speak what do u think? This is so extended sorry

  • vanvark83

    I am in the State of Rhode Island.
    Ok, our lease ended on March 31. However, we moved out on the 15th. The Landlord was aware of this and had no issues because even though we left the apartment 2 weeks early, the rent was paid in full up to March 31st.
    When we left on the 15th, the landlord told us that he already had new tenants who would be moving in on April 1.
    On the 15th, we called the utility companies to open accounts for the new place we moved in to.
    When we left the old place, we made sure ALL lights were OFF, the heat was OFF and no taps were running or dripping.
    We usually paid about 300 a month for heat. But the last two weeks of March that we were actually there for, we had the heat hardly on at all, keeping the heat at bare minimum trying to save some money.And then of course the last two weeks of the month we were gone, so we thought the bill would be very small.
    NOPE- We got a bill for 900 DOLLARS. I figured since we were there for half a month, the bill would be half as much, making it about 150-200 dollars.But instead its 900.
    So, of course we called the heating company and asked for details- the details showed that the bill was an actual reading, not an estimate. So, we filled a contest with the heating company, and I just received a letter saying we were denied because ” the reading was correct.”
    Also, a person that works for the heating company, mentioned during our conversation that it “was odd that our bill was significantly higher, while the people directly under us had a bill that was significantly lower”.
    Odd right?
    And of COURSE, our wonderful ex landlord has not returned any phone calls from us at all!
    I know the landlord was probably playing around in the apartment after we left, fixing it up for the new tenants, so he might have had the heat on, BUT 900 DOLLARS WORTH?
    OR, lets say there is a way the witchy downstairs neighbors figured out a way to use our heat?
    There has to be SOME explanation for this bill, and further, what are we going to do about refusing to pay it?
    I want to call the company and say “ok, Ill pay the bill until the 15th, but after that chase the landlord”, but I know that’s probably not going to end very well.
    I have been trying to find laws in RI about utility bills etc, but I haven’t gotten too far yet.
    So, please tell me what I can do. I have no problem paying what we used until the 15th, but I really disagree with paying for heat that we 100% guarantee did not use.! How can I legally not pay after the 15th?Help!

  • Spider Pc

    I don’t want judgment just advice. I’ll give you my short story. There’s a lot more pain and suffering on the inside than this. I met my hubby when I was almost 16 and got pregnant 4 months later because he wanted to give me what I wanted and I said that it felt better without it. Shocker? Anyways, we married a week after we found out and I moved in with him and the pregnancy was very very very hard and I had morning sickness so bad I couldn’t get out of bed till noon so no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t finish highschool and tried home school and alternative schooling but it didnt work so I bit the bullet and got my GED in a week. I still haven’t got my license or a car. A few weeks later I had my baby.

    By that time I was ready for a newborn and did really well with her. I even breastfed. I was so happy until month 6 came and I got on birth control that screwed up my hormones so ridiculously bad. I seriously took a nose dive after I had it taken out. I was frustrated all the time, I cried a lot. I gained SO much weight. My hubby got a 50% pay cut and we could barely pay our bills but our baby had EVERYTHING and never went without. At month 8, I started heavily relying on my mom while my hubby started his job in a different location and he was gone everyother week. On the days my mom said she couldn’t come get me, my emotions would only last a few hours before I had a breakdown. It was like I always needed to have someone with me or around me to even cope.

    My childhood sucks and I really think that’s why I cant get over it. I was always being rejected, told no, called fat, and laughed at. Anyways, from Jan. 15 to the beginning of march I didn’t see my husband once. My mom supported me as best she could, but it wasnt enough. So anyways we moved with him and now I’m 400 miles away from my mom and my husband is gone from 4 a.m. to 7 pm or even later sometimes. I can’t keep it together enough sometimes to play with our baby and give her the support she needs. And when my husband gets off work he’s a complete a** and I talked to him about it and he apologized and promised to be better for us. I just don’t know what to do. I don’t know how many times I’ve thought of killing myself, but in the end I know it’s not worth it.

    Usually I can just have a valley and get right back up to a hill but I’m having difficulty. I know it’d be in my best interest to see a therapist or get some anti depressants (which I’ve gotten before but we didn’t have enough money to fill at the time) but I don’t want to go down that road. I know they have a $4 one, but I am not willing. I’m 18 now and I feel like I should have learned some type of coping skill other than keeping busy. I havent had a break literally ever because I have my baby spoiled to only me taking care of her and can’t stand to leave her just to cry. There is so much stress in my life right now and I don’t know what to do. I want to be the blissful me I used to be I just don’t see how a pill is going to fix it. And on my hubby’s weeks off (every other week) I am okay, but otherwise I’m a 40% total mess.

  • tjpimpin

    due to commitments with the ACB for the season of cricket coming up. the 2011 grand final looks like being played on the 1st of october next season. NAB cup games will start on febuary 12 with the grand final of that being played on the 12th of march. and the propper season starting on the 24th of march.

    there will be no mid season bye. but all clubs will have 2 byes during the season because of the extra team,being gold coast.

    they are also exploring a formula for when the GWS side is introduced into the comp in 2012. 3 are on the table at the moment. so i guess we will see what they come up with toward the end of next season.

    there is no mention of any of the suggestions that where on the site a few weeks ago. where we could all vote on a formula that we all thought might be the best. for when the comp is expanded to 18 clubs.

    now how did i know that the AFL would not care about what we all thought?
    cheers.

    sources) official AFL wb site.
    ok so theres a wise guy. ok heres another 1. when was the last time a grand final was played in october. who played and who won.
    cheers.

  • mendhak

    I don’t want judgment just advice. I’ll give you my short story. There’s a lot more pain and suffering on the inside than this. I met my hubby when I was almost 16 and got pregnant 4 months later because he wanted to give me what I wanted and I said that it felt better without it. Shocker? Anyways, we married a week after we found out and I moved in with him and the pregnancy was very very very hard and I had morning sickness so bad I couldn’t get out of bed till noon so no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t finish highschool and tried home school and alternative schooling but it didnt work so I bit the bullet and got my GED in a week. I still haven’t got my license or a car. A few weeks later I had my baby.

    By that time I was ready for a newborn and did really well with her. I even breastfed. I was so happy until month 6 came and I got on birth control that screwed up my hormones so ridiculously bad. I seriously took a nose dive after I had it taken out. I was frustrated all the time, I cried a lot. I gained SO much weight. My hubby got a 50% pay cut and we could barely pay our bills but our baby had EVERYTHING and never went without. At month 8, I started heavily relying on my mom while my hubby started his job in a different location and he was gone everyother week. On the days my mom said she couldn’t come get me, my emotions would only last a few hours before I had a breakdown. It was like I always needed to have someone with me or around me to even cope.

    My childhood sucks and I really think that’s why I cant get over it. I was always being rejected, told no, called fat, and laughed at. Anyways, from Jan. 15 to the beginning of march I didn’t see my husband once. My mom supported me as best she could, but it wasnt enough. So anyways we moved with him and now I’m 400 miles away from my mom and my husband is gone from 4 a.m. to 7 pm or even later sometimes. I can’t keep it together enough sometimes to play with our baby and give her the support she needs. And when my husband gets off work he’s a complete a** and I talked to him about it and he apologized and promised to be better for us. I just don’t know what to do. I don’t know how many times I’ve thought of killing myself, but in the end I know it’s not worth it.

    Usually I can just have a valley and get right back up to a hill but I’m having difficulty. I know it’d be in my best interest to see a therapist or get some anti depressants (which I’ve gotten before but we didn’t have enough money to fill at the time) but I don’t want to go down that road. I know they have a $4 one, but I am not willing. I’m 18 now and I feel like I should have learned some type of coping skill other than keeping busy. I havent had a break literally ever because I have my baby spoiled to only me taking care of her and can’t stand to leave her just to cry. There is so much stress in my life right now and I don’t know what to do. I want to be the blissful me I used to be I just don’t see how a pill is going to fix it. And on my hubby’s weeks off (every other week) I am okay, but otherwise I’m a 40% total mess.

  • turg143

    For example, if I got Mass Effect 1 cracked, and I finished the game and everything, could I still use the data file in a legit Mass Effect 2 game? Would all of my choices still matter?

    Also how do you transfer the data files from previous mass effect games to the new ones?

  • Xbox Gamer

    All of the places to pre-order the limited edition version of mass effect 3 are sold out. Should I wait until the game comes out to buy the limited edition or just pre-order the regular version and give up on trying to get the limited edition?
    And no, I’ve tried gamestop, amazon, bestbuy, target, walmart, origin. They are all sold out.

  • jag43216

    Miranda Lawson – i had a relationship with her in Mass effect 2 but i lost my save files of Mass effect 2 so i am not continuing my game from my mass effect 2 save file so i wanted to know how can i develop relationship with her again
    Ashley Williams – i had nothing with her in mass effect 2
    and yes one more thing can i have relationship with several characters in the game cause i already have relationship with Liara .

  • zaclo

    Ok, soo i am 16 years old male. 145 pounds and 5″10
    thanks alot..and i know this is waay too much, but i wanted to get all details!
    On wednesday, 10,2010 i got hit in the head, here i will describe what happend

    I was playing basketball in the morning and the ball got loose, i ran
    to get it but there was someone infront of me running to get also, he had one of those
    bandana rags or something on his head. so we banged heads against each other

    It didnt hurt him at all, not even a little, maybe cuz he had a bandana on?
    His head hit mine right about where my right cheekbone is, coudve been higher
    (maybe my head, im not sure) it was 1 and half week ago…anyways after
    he hit my head i felt a little dizzy, (and btw i wear glasses, so they
    got a little messed up) then i went and say down..after about 30 seconds i
    felt fine, and got up and started playing again, but my eyes were blurry
    because of my glasses (they were now crooked) (anyone who wears glasses can
    relate to this) Anywas i was fine..that day.just very sleepy.. then next day
    just before i was going home, i had a little dizzy spell, thought i was gona fall over or sumtin – for about from walking to skool to home, then about a lil while after that (i went to sleep) ..Then after that, everything was fine
    Everything is good uptil now, no problems just one thing
    oh and btw i ddint get it checked or anything..didnt go to doctor or anything

    now my question is: Am i fine, like i heard somewhere that if u get hit
    in head, u can have more problems than u think (inside brain injury, bleeding, etc)
    So my question: do u think an injury like that would cause any problems?

    and like i said, i feel fine, although i havent ran around or played ball after that,
    i have march break, just ended today..(tomroow skool)

    anywas, theres only 1 thing thats bothering me, i have depersonalization or
    derealization feeling (but not after getting hit in head, i also had before)

    but it feels like i have more now (maybe not) dono..
    oh btw, after i got hit, i had headaches for next 2 or 3 days…now its ok

    so, would i have any problems (intrenal or something…)

    or am i just over worrying…?

    thx alot, i know its waaay too long, but plz i tried to include everything..

    plz help fast, im worrying too much, (i heard someone say same story, then he said that his bro died couple months after this same thing hapend to his bro) (i read online)

    anywas..plz help fast as this is keeping me from doing my wrk, ..

    THANKS !
    plz plz, read all of it…i know its long..but cmon u gota read all to know full story..

    thx..and 10 points for first best answer :)
    hmmm maybe some of u, did not read ALL of what i rote..i said i feel fine..

    but just, will i be fine, dont wana really get it chekd,,,because (cant tell my parents – for a reason DONT ask ) !!

    thx

  • Terrence

    I really liked this guy back in february. We started talking on and off until the end of march. Then we randomly stopped talking. He knew I liked him and when we did talk, it really seemed like he liked me back. He’d flirt all the time and we’d smile at eachother whenever we passed in the hall. But like I said, we randomly stopped talking at the end of march. So, a month went by and back in the beginning of may we happened to be in the library at the same time. He came over and sat next to me and started talking to me. We had a really nice conversation. It was like we had talked a billion times before but it was only the 2nd time we talked in person. Then he texted me that day and said he wanted to chill that friday. He was supposed to text me by that friday and let me know what was going on and never did. We talked in person that thursday.. but I was ignored friday.

    So we haven’t talked since that one day and a few weeks ago he resigned from our words with friends game which he plays everyday. I know it’s just a game.. but that was pretty much my last string. I never did anything at all so I don’t get why he was being a jerk. But I got over him for the most part and I’ve been ignoring him for about 3 weeks straight I guess. He’s been doing it right back. But he seems nervous when he walks by. Today I saw him 3 times. The first time he just looked straight, the second time he turned his head my way and checked me out, and the 3rd time he saw me coming and pretended he was looking at something on the wall.

    I don’t know if he realizes he effed up or what.
    It’s just.. I only have 1 more week of school left and for some reason the fact that we might never talk or see eachother again is bothering me.

  • Clayton Cottrell

    I’m running through Mass Effect again before I get Mass Effect 2, and I just wanted to know which ending I should choose. Can anyone tell me how the endings affect Mass Effect 2?

    Thanks.

  • nyyankees1123

    you must know.i have liked him 3 years.we are both in band.both 17 yrs old.when i was 15 the first time he heard me talk he was like…whoa you talk alot!and he said that a few times during my freshman yr.then sophomore yr he asks me on a date.a week later he asks me to the homecoming dance.as far as i have been told it was the best formal dance he has ever been too.then right before prom i asked him to sadie hawkins.he went to prom with his ex.and boy did it look awkward for them! then sadies was 2 weeks after prom.they only played 1 slow song, and he asked me dance and spun me alot at the end of the song..oh and at homecoming on the very last song he spun me out and the spun me back and then put his arm around me as if he had spun me that way so i would end up that way.my ex crush told me that he told him that i was the only one he had fun with on dates.

    we have had a total of 3 dates.

    now since we are in band we participate in the marching part.every school morning at 6am we practice on the football field. at first we do our little marching warm up.me my sis and our friend always walk up there last. so we form our own marching line. and somehow he always ends up in the line with us. sometimes he goes stands right by me.

    what do you think?

  • slipknot0129

    I already have street fighter 4, MK7, RE: the mercenaries 3d, Ocarina of Time and pilotwings and I am looking for a new 3ds game to buy. Any suggestions?

  • Taylor2k

    I really liked this guy back in february. We started talking on and off until the end of march. Then we randomly stopped talking. He knew I liked him and when we did talk, it really seemed like he liked me back. He’d flirt all the time and we’d smile at eachother whenever we passed in the hall. But like I said, we randomly stopped talking at the end of march. So, a month went by and back in the beginning of may we happened to be in the library at the same time. He came over and sat next to me and started talking to me. We had a really nice conversation. It was like we had talked a billion times before but it was only the 2nd time we talked in person. Then he texted me that day and said he wanted to chill that friday. He was supposed to text me by that friday and let me know what was going on and never did. We talked in person that thursday.. but I was ignored friday.

    So we haven’t talked since that one day and a few weeks ago he resigned from our words with friends game which he plays everyday. I know it’s just a game.. but that was pretty much my last string. I never did anything at all so I don’t get why he was being a jerk. But I got over him for the most part and I’ve been ignoring him for about 3 weeks straight I guess. He’s been doing it right back. But he seems nervous when he walks by. Today I saw him 3 times. The first time he just looked straight, the second time he turned his head my way and checked me out, and the 3rd time he saw me coming and pretended he was looking at something on the wall.

    I don’t know if he realizes he effed up or what.
    It’s just.. I only have 1 more week of school left and for some reason the fact that we might never talk or see eachother again is bothering me.

    ALSO, how can I ask him to sign my yearbook since we only see each other in the hallway and he almost always has his earbuds in?

  • clntvrrt

    I’m not going to use real names her as I want to keep their info private.

    My friend: Joe
    His girlfriend: Ashley

    I should probably also say this is an online relationship.

    Well, a little over a year ago Joe and I joined this online forum, dedicated to something we were fans of. Joe was very shy before this so I helped him out and introduced ourselves. He quickly became very popular and fit in nicely. I was happy for him, he has always had trouble socializing and fitting in.

    Then one day, Joe noticed one of the members was being picked on for being the only girl in there. Joe stood up for her and told them off. After that, they started talking a lot through private messages and eventually added eachother over Skype. One day, Ashley had messaged me saying that she had a crush on Joe but was too shy to admit it. So, I talked to Joe and asked him how he felt about her. Same thing. They were both unconfident and shy people so I helped bring them together for the sake of Joe’s depression and loneliness.

    Little did I know I made a big mistake. (Though it was probably bound to happen) Shortly after they started “going out”, Ashley decided she felt intimidated by me and didn’t want Joe and I to be friends anymore because I was apparently getting in the way of their “love”. Ashley quickly started spreading rumors about me and telling Joe I was talking about him behind his back and saying he shouldn’t be my friend anymore. Joe didn’t know what to believe because he was afraid of losing either me or Ashley, he never stood up for others or spoke up, over fear. I can understand why, considering he’s had a horrible past when it’s come to friends and socializing.

    After that we started getting into a lot of arguments and constantly blocking eachother, ignoring eachother’s phonecalls etc. We’ve kind of gotten past all that now but for a long time now he’s been completely ignoring me. We used to have very long talks and play video games with each other. Now I never see him anymore. He’s constantly talking with his girlfriend and will not respond to any of his friends. He pretends he’s away or not home just so we can’t bother him. I’ve caught him doing this several times and he gives me a long dramatic apology, and then does it all over again. It may sound like I’m jealous but I’m just concerned and upset because I feel like he’s a completely different person and he’s pushing his friends away, it’s not only me.

    For a long time, I was thinking, “Meh, it’s just a silly online teenager relationship. It’ll end soon.” I was dead wrong. In January 2010 they met up in person for a weekend, and then met up again in March for a whole week, and then AGAIN a week after for a prom date. Joe had his own blog and he constantly was bragging about how he and Ashley lost their virginity in the school bathroom and how they were going to have children and get married the next time they met. …What? If that’s not the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard then I don’t want to hear anything stupider. I acknowledge it’s a first relationship and they’ve fallen for “puppy love” but they’re getting a little too serious now for an online relationship. I haven’t seen my friend in 1 month because he’s blocked me and all his other friends completely. I go to his house every other day but he never answers. I’m worried about him. We’ve been friends since we were little kids and I feel like I’ve completely lost him. I can’t talk to him about this, he just denies it all and ignores it. But I know deep down he knows the answer but he’s too afraid. His girlfriend wants him all to herself, and she treats everyone else like shit to impress Joe. She’s completely ruined him. Should I just give up and move on? Or should I be there for him? I’m sick of this BS.

    tl;dr breaking the rules bros before hoes.

  • ScRSC

    Can I get a cheap 3DS around $150 or a free one where all you have to do is type in your address and zip code and state and stuff and they send it to you. PLEASE HELP!!! I want one so bad.

  • Jason

    I want to trade in my old 3ds for a 3ds xl when it comes out. Does anyone have an idea on how much they will offer for the 3ds im trading in.

  • mr flibble

    From the news of AK2i,i know they will released a new AK2i for 3DS specially,,it was said that,the new card doesn’t need any optional update,that’s the big difference with Acekard 2i 3DS .By the way, i see there still have a card called,Acekard3,can it for 3DS as well ? Thanks.

  • JackReynolds

    I am 13. My little brother is 11. I am really psyched about the 3ds and think on black friday I will buy 2 3ds systems. The problem is, my little brother doesn’t seem to like it, and I want him to like what I will buy him for christmas. Is there a way to get him psyched without giving away that it is for him?

  • Agent 47

    I am thinking of using the eshop to buy a game but I would want instructions with it. Do instructions come with the 3ds games and the other games?

  • Gabriel Kenney

    Let me start by saying I like my roommate as a person. She’s a nice girl, and even though our schedules are very different and we barely see each other, we have had a couple of really good conversations in the time that we were both in the apartment.

    BUT…as a roommate, she has been nothing but a thorn in my side since the day she moved in. First off, she only gave me a deposit of $100, even though the rent amount is $375. Then, on THE DAY she was to move in, she sprung the news on me that her brother was coming to stay with her for a month – I couldn’t really say no because there was absolutely no time to find a new roommate, and she hadn’t given me a sufficient deposit to be able to just say no and keep the deposit. She moved in on February 15, and other than the deposit, I didn’t see a dime from her until the end of March. And it wasn’t even the right amount of money. Even though we had agreed she would start paying from February 9 (the day she got the keys), she only paid for half the month, as she explained, because that was when she moved in. I had to remind her that we had discussed this, and explain that I had structured my budget around the amount we had agreed upon. The thing that annoyed me about this is that she had the nerve to ask that the amount be lowered even though she had brought her brother into the apartment, and I had been nice enough not to charge extra for that or even make them pay 2/3 of the utilities like I should have. She also had the nerve to give me a little bit of grief for depositing the check right away because she had her own expenses – I almost couldn’t believe my ears on that one, because this was money she was supposed to give me 6 weeks ago! Now, I have yet to see a dime for April’s rent, even though we agreed, again, that she would pay on the first of every month. At the end of March, she left a note saying that she would be moving out in early May. We had agreed (all that we had agreed upon was in a WRITTEN contract) that she would pay rent until the end of May. But now she’s saying she wants to stay until May 7, which is kind of an awkward time because most potential new roommates want to move in on the first of the month. So this way, I may actually end up losing a month of rent. I’m almost inclined to tell her she needs to either leave by April 30 or pay for May, at least the portion of May when no one else has taken her place.

    For the past couple of days, her fiance has been in the apartment. They’ve been very loud and obnoxious, waking me up talking loudly in the halls at 1 am, playing loud movies in the room all day, having loud phone conversations all day so I actually have to stop what I’m doing in my room until it’s over because I can’t concentrate, and last night I’m pretty sure I heard them having sex. Very often, even when he’s not here, I’m woken up by the sound of her talking or laughing loudly at 7 am. She also eats my food without permission – yesterday I really wanted a PBJ sandwich, and I looked in the fridge to find that pretty much all of my peanut butter was gone.

    Basically, I feel like I’m supporting a freeloader, and she’s tearing at my last nerve. I might as well be living alone since she’s not paying me – at least then I wouldn’t have to deal with someone eating my food and waking me up at all hours!

    Again, I like her as a person, and she’s leaving in a month anyway, so should I just suck it up and not say anything? Or should I let her know her behavior/lack of responsibility for the rent is not acceptable?

  • Scorch Delta-62

    I really liked this guy back in february. We started talking on and off until the end of march. Then we randomly stopped talking. He knew I liked him and it really seemed like he liked me back. He’d flirt all the time and we’d smile at eachother whenever we passed in the hall. Like I said, we randomly stopped talking at the end of march. A month went by and back in the beginning of may we happened to be in the library at the same time. He came over and sat next to me and started talking to me. We had a really nice conversation. It was like we had talked a billion times before but it was only the 2nd time we talked in person. Then he texted me that day and said he wanted to chill that friday. He was supposed to text me by that friday and let me know what was going on and never did. We talked in person that thursday.. but I was ignored friday.

    We haven’t talked since that one day and a few weeks ago he resigned from our words with friends game which he plays everyday. I know it’s just a game.. but that was pretty much my last string. I never did anything at all so I don’t get why he was being a jerk. I got over him for the most part and I’ve been ignoring him for about 3 weeks straight. He’s been doing it right back. But he seems nervous when he walks by. Today I saw him 3 times. The first time he just looked straight, the second time he turned his head my way and checked me out, and the 3rd time he saw me coming and pretended he was looking at something on the wall.

    I don’t know if he realizes he effed up or what.
    It’s just.. I only have 1 more week of school left and for some reason the fact that we might never talk or see eachother again is bothering me.

  • Alina Elliott

    I modeled a house in 3ds max. What I want to know is how I could make a “game” using the model. I want to be able to walk around in the house. I haven’t taken any game design classes yet and I really want to start now. I want to make a sort of first person shooter thing. Nothing fancy, not much interaction, I just want to walk around in the house like a first person shooter. What programs do I use? Any tutorials?

  • ScRSC

    Okay, so last summer, i went out with this guy for like 4 months. I was in grade 9, He was in grade 8. We started going out in the very beginning of march, and from march until school ended, we saw eachother pretty much everyday..he always hung out with me in school, we would always be walking around school holding hands, he’d be with me all the time during lunch and he would talk to me very often ..we even hugged all the time and he’d tell me he loved me.. but everything changed when school ended. We were still going out, and i called him alot but he never ever called me. I would ask him to hang out, and he would say he would, but he would never go. I used to be upset by this, and i would try talking it out with him, but he’s a really mopey person, and all he would do was say yes, no , or he would mumble..He’s just that type of person. Jeremy is just a person who dont talk much, and he never shows his feelings..he’s always to himself. So this went on for a while, and we never hung out, and eventually one day during August, i got fed up because he never called me in 2 weeks. My friend was over , and we called him : M y friend said “okay , Jeremy, why didnt you call Allie for like 2 weeks , like to say hi or i love you?” and all he would do is mumble to himself , or not say anything. They were talking for a bit, but he was just being stubborn. I texted him when they were off the phone, saying how much i loved him and stuff , and he said “Okay..yeah thats cool … mhmmm…” stuff like that , and he just told me he was going to bed and he was gonna turn his phone off. I was so hurt by this, i just basically told him that we should break up, so i said ”Either you break up with me , or i break up with you, whats better?” And he just said okay .. so i said ”Are you gonna break up with me??” and he said yes, and he was sorry … and i told him he broke my heart, and he just laughed..:( I was sad for a while , but i eventually got over this.

    After 6 months of being broken up, I decided to get my other friend to talk to Jeremy. Im now in highschool, in level 1 , and Jeremy is in grade 9 . My other friend talked to him, and basically told him that we should try going back out again , and he said i was pretty and stuff, and that he was gonna think about it .. so around 2 days later he finally told my friend that his answer was yes, so we decided to give this another try. This was on the 19th, and yesterday i went out with my friends , ( including Jeremys brother who is my best friend ) ; and we hung out for a bit, and then they asked Jeremy if he would hang with us. Jeremy said he was too lazy , and that he was too busy playing his video games..( Yes, hes a complete nerd when it comes to his x-box ) But before this, my friend called him and asked him if he would come as far as his door to see me, and he said he would..and when we went to his door, he wouldnt even come down to say hi to me. He told his brother he was too lazy! Yes, as you would know, i was pretty upset about this, but i seen it coming. When i got home, i asked Jeremys brother to talk to Jeremy for me, and he did. He basically told Jeremy that if he didnt start hanging out with me that i would have to dump him. Jeremy said “i dont care!” and just finished off playing his video games .. this sounds hilarious because thats basically all he does for a living. What hurts me is that if his friends came to the door, he would rush down to see them, or to even be with them..and not me. Me and my friend are gonna try and talk to him, and I’m going to talk to Jeremy’s best friend, who is also my friend. I hope things get better, but i dont know if i should break it off with Jeremy? He might come around, but im just gonna wait. Please dont jump down my throat saying “DUMP HIM! GET OVER IT! you can do better!!!!” because its not that easy. He always hides in his emotional feelings, and maybe hes doing this now. Does anyone have any good advice, besides jumping at me saying to dump him? Please and thanks !! :) I’d appreciate this <3

  • slipknot0129

    On my Nintendo 3DS, there’s a scratch on the frontward facing plastic, right over top of the inside camera. The scratch goes right over the top half of the lens, which makes the entire top half of the photos blurry. The scratch isn’t directly on the lens itself though, it’s on the piece of plastic that covers the 3D screen, the inner camera, and the speakers ( It’s black on most 3DS’s ). Where could I go to get that scratch removed or buy a new front piece?

  • kerrin marz

    Im being OCD but i just bought a 3ds and put my finger under the plastic of the star, home select button thinking it was covered but a plastic packaging sheet.

    Was i scratching and something i shouldnt have or should it come off?

  • xLittle21Yaox

    Is there a way to put the pictures you take with your 3DS camera and upload them onto a computer? If so, how do you do that?

  • Mark

    I need advise please. Here is my situation. My company closed its divisional office in MN. Reduced its force by 1/3, has its other office in TX and LA. Myself along with 80 other colleges lost there job on March 20. All of us got severance packages. I got 12 weeks. On the 20th of march we got our final pay with all un used PTO. I had 450 hours paid out. The company also told us you can get unemployment once your severance has expired. First week in april I received my 3/4 quarter 2008 bonus it is about 1 month of salary pay, what i us ally get. End of April I got another pro-rated bonus for work in Jan-march about 2 weeks of salary. Last week I applied for unemployment benefits, they told me my weekly benefit would be 520 dollars every week. Yesterday I got a letter in the Mail stating I will be eligiable to collect my first payment on October 4 2009! I called them right away. The Guy at the UI office told me the company showed I got 29 weeks in seperation pay. I told him my severance was for 12 weeks, I told him I did get bonus worked and PTO. He said you cannot get this on top of unemployement. I called some former collegues they are getting UI just fine all got severances, PTO and Bonues payed out. All got it right after there severance expired. So I called back and spoke with another person, they told me I need to appeal the findings. They told me it will take 8-12 weeks to process. I was going to use the extra money to supplement my unemployement. I have never been on unemployement, i am spending every hour of the day looking for a job. I dont understand I worked hard all of my life never filled for assistance such as this and I get greif. A nieghbor of mine loves when we gets laid off and get unemployement. He sits around and plays playstation and drinks beer for 3 months out of the year collecting unemployement. He never has trouble with them.
    Sorry to vent just wondering how this works

  • MentallyCryppled

    I know this is my second time posting this, but I only got 1 answer and it wasn’t that helpful… I’m sorry this is so long, but I want you to know exactly what the happened so you can understand the situation. But here it is…
    Ok. I’ll start from the top. This year was my sophomore year in a new highschool. I didn’t know anyone.. All went well, I didn’t have a bad name, pretty much the quiet guy, and I was more focused in my school work. I wasn’t socially awkward, but I’d rarely start a conversation unless it was a class group or something. My physical appearance is 6’0, Caucasian, blond hair, hazel eyes, and slightly overweight yet muscular. Now you know how I act, and what I look like.
    Now for the info. It’s my 6th period French class. There’s one girl who is extremely nice, beautiful, and smart. She is kinda like me, more into her work, but she starts conversations sometimes. In the beginning of school year I sat on other side of class room, I always kinda had a crush on her but one day in January the classroom (a extension shack on school) was rained out (leak in roof, but was fixed) and we held class in the commons area. We sat randomly and she sat across from me. Me, her, and 3 other people played french monopoly (me and her are only ones who knew enough french to read the cards) so we were enjoying ourselves :). We talked a lot while we played and my “small” crush grew into a “big” crush. We would talk a little before class since then and even had a little handshake thing we did. In March some dumbass that couldn’t stop talking on the other side of the room was annoying teacher, and she decided to move him.. So he switched his spot with me. It was still 2 rows away from her though so things continued on as they were, but a week later she asked me to come sit in the seat behind her! I was excited and the teacher allowed it.t. Me and the girl would talk when possible, and write notes when not lol. And we had so much in common. We’re both a little Southern… like to be outside, and have same family problems (1 missing parent, 2 step siblings, and a few recent passings in family). I was honestly hopelessly in love with her… I couldn’t ever tell if she liked me back, I got all the usual signals, but she was so extremely nice to everyone I couldn’t tell if she was just being nice to me as well. Out of school we’d have a lot of conversations on facebook, and in April she got a cell phone. The day before she got it she asked me for my number so she could text me when she got it :) I gsve it to her and she texted me when she got the phone. After that we’d talk daily in and out of school untill May. I decided to ask her out… I knew she was a huge George Straight fan and I asked her out with George Straight “Check Yes or No” lyrics on a note(she said this was her “dream” way of getting asked out later on). That day I asked her if I could ask her a question and she said yes, as long as it doesnt bug me all day. I said it might and she asked what it was. I handed her the note and when she reaad it she smiled and looked at me with the “Awwww” face girls make. I kinda blushed and smiled cause I was nervous as hell. She kept saying “I don’t know” and “give me a second to think about it”. So I waited. she was talking to her friend, I guess about the note, and about 5 minutes before class ended I asked her if she was going to check yes. She said she didn’t want to hurt my feelings and go against the lyrics. I told her I want her honest answer, and either one is ok as long as we’re still friends. She admitted it was no… That night she texted me and said she was so sorry and she feels bad about saying no. I said hey, if that’s how you feel it’s fine. but I have to know, Why no? She explained that there was about 2 other guys that asked he out and were waiting for an answer. And her ex who she said she never gave a chance to and wanted to give him another. We found out her ex had a gf, and then i asked if she would think about me know? she said she really doesnt want to risk our friendship, but she’d always let me try. I liked our friendship, and didn’t want to harm it so I agreed to be friends. I still don’t know if she really didnt like me or if she just didnt want to hurt the other guys cause shes so nice… she’d always poke me and hug me and stuff, and everyday said i have some an awesome persoanlity and im such a cool guy. Ever since summer started she deleted her FB(she was going to do that anyways, she said so in like March) and started texting me less and less… One day in June she just texted me out of the blue and asked if i’d seen any movies lately. I said no, no one to go with. She said WhY?! I’m your friend I’d go! I said sure and she said she has 3 days off work next week so we made plans. She basically skipped out
    because she was busy. After that like every week or two i’d send a casual “Hey, how’s life?” or something like that and i haven’t gotten any responses… I’m still hopelessly in love with her and don’t want to lose her as a friend either and really need to know how to fix this and stop the “distancing” So please help me?? Also She promised me we’d go hunting together, but i haven’t heard anything about it…
    @ I love him!- I like to spend time with her no matter what I’m doing, so being her friend would work. It’s why I’m asking for a way to keep our friendship together? I’ll still have feelings for her, yes, but it won’t affect friendship I don’t think, at least it didn’t before I asked her out… (worst mistake ever…)