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I'm primarily a PC, Adventure/Puzzle game addict but love a whole variety of games. The only online/multiplayer games I play are FPS's but prefer mostly offline/singleplayer games.

I'm currently playing the following games (listed in order play time):

  • Titanfall (PC)
  • Thief (PC)
  • South Park: Stick of Truth (PC)
  • Bravely Default (3DS)

Also on:

Steam:     Appl_Jax
Uplay:     Appl_Jax
Origin:    jeff1203
Xbox Live: ApplJax114
PSN:       Appl_Jax

I'd say I'm a well above average "freelancing" FPS player, clans are not really for me. I can hold my own and work with the team when needed. I've spent significant time on:

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare *retired* (as -AJ-, grisham or grish)
  • Tactical Ops (Unreal Tournament Mod) *retired* (as Appl_Jax)

Favorite games including but not limited to:

  • Sam & Max
  • Monkey Island
  • Day of the Tentacle
  • Grimm Fandango
  • (pretty much most of the classic LA adventure games)
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Prince of Persia
  • Splinter Cell
  • Max Payne (all the games)
  • SimCity
  • Call of Duty 4

Then of course there's the select console games, primarily a Nintendo fan:

  • Zelda
  • Metroid
  • Castlevania
  • Super Mario RPG (there ought to be more like this)
  • Final Fantasy 5 and 9

Apr
12
comment Can you use burn cards in private matches? Do they “Burn”?
I wish they would have allowed for a "1 player" private match... It's just so hard to practice on or explore a particular map.
Apr
1
comment How can you get 6 gems in a row in Bejeweled Twist?
This will not be possible in the twist variation of the game. You will always be moving 4 gems at a time, you cannot simply swap two gems with each other.
Mar
31
comment How do I eject without the auto eject perk?
According to the default layout for the 360 controller, d-pad up initiates the ejection sequence. I'd imagine it's exactly the same for the xbox one controller.
Mar
22
revised What is that ASCII Art From the Portal Credits
fixed alignment of post
Mar
12
comment How do I run Titanfall in a custom screen resolution?
It seems like the game only really supports standard resolutions. If you edit the config files directly, it will always seem to snap at the usual 1024x768 or 1280x720 for smaller resolutions.
Mar
9
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
8
comment counter strike global offensive
What makes you think that playing games across different versions should even be possible?
Mar
6
accepted How soon can I expect to get a weapon/skill that can attack multiple enemies and not consume MP?
Mar
3
comment How do I beat Firefly?
It's been a while since I last played through that (in NG+) but I think was was holding the directions away from obstacles while pressing the counter buttons. If he actually shoots you with the fire, that means you missed the chance to counter. This video might be a better one to check out.
Mar
3
comment How do I beat Firefly?
Basically you have to counter his attacks. You won't get the prompts since you're in NG+ so you'll have to anticipate it. I'd just look for a playthough on normal mode to see when those prompts would show up in the sequence. Then use that information to get through it.
Mar
2
comment How soon can I expect to get a weapon/skill that can attack multiple enemies and not consume MP?
Ooh, that would be perfect. Is that mid-chapter 2? Later? Earlier?
Mar
2
asked How soon can I expect to get a weapon/skill that can attack multiple enemies and not consume MP?
Mar
2
revised Can I keep the E-tech BlASSter that I got during Medical Mystery if I don't turn the quest in to Dr Zed?
edited tags
Feb
1
awarded  Constituent
Jan
24
comment Do I need a U-Play account to get 100% completion in AC4?
There are (confusingly) two different "100%"s you can achieve in the game. There's story completion (getting 100% sync in all memory sequences and dna segments). That doesn't require any online features and contributes to the usual game achievements and challenges. Then there's Abstergo challenge completion, and that unfortunately requires online features but fortunately generally has no other affect on achievements and challenges. On PC, I still need to get a few more of the online challenges to 100% the challenges, but I already 100% the story and obtained most of the achievements.
Jan
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
20
awarded  Caucus
Jan
18
comment How can I get rid of these thick and pixelated outlines?
Related: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/18528/…
Jan
6
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
6
revised What does drawing on a Goddess Wall do?
inlined the images