That Itch That Needs Scratching

Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:01 pm

We all have some game(s), movie(s), etc. that we always seem to come back to every so often. What are those things that just keep drawing you back? Can be a video game, a movie, or whatever else you think applies. And it doesn't have to be something that you play/watch/do all the time, as long as you just find your way back to it every so often.

I think about this now as I yet again started up a new game of Half-Life. It is hands-down one of my 5 favorite games of all-time, maybe even top 3. Since I already beat it on hard, I decided to add some more challenge to it by relying solely on autosaves this time around, so no manual saves whatsoever. The last couple of times I have beaten the game were relatively recently. The game just keeps finding ways to reel me back in.

Some of my "itches that need scratching" (not an exhaustive list, only ones that I can think of at the moment):

Video games:


Elder Scrolls games in general

Resident Evil 4


The Fugitive

What About Bob?

I also like to play basketball often, and watch sports often too.

What are your "itches that need scratching"?

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Post » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:16 am

Well recently I had an overwhelming urge to load up Mechwarrior4:Mercenaries on my new computer. Love that game. It was weird because it wasn't too long after that I learned that they are making two new games set in the Battletech universe. Any BGS games from Morrowind to present titles are a given for me. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Sometimes I just have to play that game. Same for Super Castlevania IV.

Tombstone. Whenever that movie is on TV I have to watch it!
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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:28 pm

Games I go back to usually include TES, Zelda, and Star Wars games.
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Ebony Lawson
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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:38 am

I cant help it quest 64 is always in the back of my head but its such a grindy game with poor saving its such a hassle and yet it keeps calling me back after some time. Maybe its cause i never beat it with out cheat codes unfinished business?
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Tanya Parra
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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:01 pm

I feel the same about Turok 2 for the N64. When I was young, that game was far too difficult for me to figure out so I used the cheats that gave you everything, and I beat it that way. To this day I have never completely finish the game without using cheats.
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James Hate
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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:35 pm

Right now, it's marathon runs of GoT.

But it's always some marathon run of a show or documentary series.

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Elea Rossi
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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:58 pm

Bioshock Infinite is a game I always come back too, I don't know why but I simply LOVE this game to death.

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Stacey Mason
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Post » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:22 am

Movies that I keep coming back to: Blazing Saddles and The Warriors.

Games: Skyrim, Oblivion and Ultima 6.

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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:55 am

Right now, I'm having an itch to get back into Fallout 4. In general, I always go back to Civilization, and I watch the Lord of the Rings every year.

It's funny because the Elder Scrolls use to be my favorite games of all time, especially Morrowind, but I haven't had any interest in going back to any of them. When I first played Morrowind, I was completely floored by the possibilities of an open-world sandbox because I never played a game like that before, but now, they just seem like a rehash of the same formula. I guess I'm still apart of this community because I've been here so long(technically since way back in 05 - 06), and I also love Fallout. :P

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Post » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:30 pm

Here are a few of artists and works I return to often. I have pretty eclectic tastes





Fallout 3

Neverwinter Nights 1

Knights of the Old Republic 1

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Star Wars: The Old Republic

World of Warcraft

American McGee's Alice


Frank Zappa

Pattie Smith

Joan Jett

Velvet Underground

Igor Stravinsky

Bela Bartok

John Coltrane

Miles Davis (pre On The Corner)

The Grateful Dead

Captain Beefheart

Rolling Stones


Babes in Toyland

Diamanda Galas

Visual Arts

Jackson Pollock

Johannes Vermeer

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Sandro Botticelli

Auguste Rodin

Donald Roller Wilson

Joan Mitchell

Robert Crumb

Georgia O'Keefe

Frida Kahlo




Virginia Woolf

Jane Austen

William S Burroughs

Charles Bukowsky

Don Dellilo

Margaret Atwood

Sylvia Plath

TS Eliot

George Eliot (not related)

James Joyce

William Faulkner


Andrei Tarkovsy

Ingmar Bergman

Coen Brothers

Jean-Luc Godard

The Star Wars films

The Lord of the Rings (and, to a lesser extent, The Hobbit) films

Screwball comedies (Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, ect)

Fim Noir (Double Indemnity, Detour, ect)

Michelangelo Antonioni

Charlie Chaplin

Akira Kurosawa

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