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Discussion in 'The Entertainment Lounge' started by kiraownsurmom, Mar 19, 2012.

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    What have the denizens of Wiichat been reading lately? Be it horror, comedy, even a picture book post here and your thoughts on the current novel. A list of your own Top 10's or favorite author is encouraged. Put anything spoil-worthy in spoilers please.
     
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    I've been reading The Shadow over Innsmouth. It's a pretty good Lovecraftian tale.
     
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    Double post for the sake of saving this sites intellect. There is no room for the uncouth in my book.
     
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    I finished Horns by Joe Hill. I have to say his work is similar to his fathers when it comes to darkness and language. It was really good all in all except the end.
    Picked up the Sherlockian by Graham Moore. Its kind of annoying just about every other chapter follows either Arthur Conan Doyle or the main character.
     
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    Holy bleep wasn't expecting this. Have you ever played "Call of Cthulhu" Dark Corners or something? Its pretty awesome and actually terrifying. Loosely based on The Shadow Over Innsmouth. My friends always talk **** because I buy weird games like this...

    At The Mountains Of Madness FTW
     
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    Played it but never finished it. I'll get back to it eventually. Right now I place the Dunwich Horror as my favorite even though it doesn't follow the traditional "mankind is meaningless" theme that most of his tales follow.
     
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    I have been reading some Calvin and Hobbes lately
    Brings back such good memories

    Also I will be starting Lord of the Rings soon and hopefuly will finish it [STRIKE]quickly[/STRIKE]
     
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    I've been hitting thrift stores lately for cheap books and found a good amount of classics like The Godfather, The Iliad, A bunch of Crichton books and others. There were a surprisingly large list of virus/plague books so I got some of those.
     
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    Ha, I got both Jurrasic Park novels from a local thrift as well several years ago.
     
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    Reading the The Art of War
    Really good book
     
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    Love how TF2 is always relevant.[video=youtube;h42d0WHRSck]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h42d0WHRSck&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]
     
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    Srsly
    read the Art of War
     
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    Did that back when that video was first released.
     
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    I can see Nintendo's business strategies in it
     
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    I will later. I want to make a huge post after I read it through a couple of times.

    but for now:
    I can't remember it verbatim but one of the tactics was, I believe, shifting your defense to keep the enemy guessing
    Nintendo uses that strategy by going into motion controlled video games. the competitors both went to motion gaming. But when they got there Nintendo shifted it's defenses again with the WiiU.
     
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    A video game company like Nintendo isn't going to rely on war tactics for it's business.
     
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    Believe me or not
    many businesses use the Art of War for business strategy and tactics
     
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    there are tons of links
    but I will throw in this one in just for you
     

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