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1  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 22, 2014, 10:57:50 AM
So I like MovieBob, the movie reviewer for The Escapist, and one of his apparent criteria for if there's something genuinely quality in a movie is if the viewer can remember anything about it later without being prompted.

That might be trickier than you think.  According to Extra Credits and the Idea Channel, it's actually a lot tougher to remember moments in video games, particularly story, unless it was some "awesome" thing that happened during the course of play.  So we might need a different measuring stick when scoring the quality of a game's writing, such as how it interacts with the mechanics of the game itself.

Sort of like how games that get rather meta tend to be remembered more than games that try to play their genres straight.  We remember them because the game is talking directly to the player, instead of having the player be an outside observer to what's happening.
2  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 20, 2014, 07:09:56 PM
Anyone try This War of Mine?  I hear it's rather evocative, and a fresh take on war in gaming.
3  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 20, 2014, 05:40:33 PM
Found this in the 2kgames forum:

News flash!

 Jake Solomon has published a few tweets today about the fate of the Volunteer:
 "I don't think I've ever said this before, but your ultimate psi soldier in XCOM, "The Volunteer," does NOT die at the end of the game."

 "Everybody assumes that the soldier dies, but actually, they disappear before the Temple Ship explodes. I'm not sure anyone got that"

 But he also added at the end:
 "To be crystal clear, I'm not hinting at anything with this, just wanted to share that your Volunteers are alive. They did good."

Well.  Isn't that interesting...
4  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: November 20, 2014, 04:14:42 PM
All 110 Times Homer Simpson Said "Mmm"

... Really.  Someone really loves this show.
5  Products / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: So... Spycraft 3.0 is a bit down the road. What about that ol' 2.0? on: November 20, 2014, 09:54:02 AM
Two characters died to ice cream related injuries.
This is why we can't have nice things...

Did they die screaming for it?
6  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: November 18, 2014, 05:40:40 PM
Peanuts official trailer

Only one thing to say: Oh good grief.
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: November 17, 2014, 09:47:15 PM
Tabletop is back

(click to show/hide)

One thing that bugs me: why do you get more points for having monkeys in the bathing pool?  Doesn't having monkey hair everywhere reduce hygienic quality?
8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 17, 2014, 04:19:55 PM
You know one thing I find funny about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: that they are doing a zombie mode at all.  I mean, I understand why they did it, and of all things zombies in exo-suits is actually the most logical next step for zombie media.
The thing is, what with the exo-suits, the lasers, the jet packs, and so on, and a developing team behind a game that takes place in space, I would think that these theoretical future soldiers would be perfect for a bug hunt.
Meh, maybe next time.

In other news: Free Goat MMO Simulator patch coming soon

Yes.  Apparently Goat Simulator is still going.
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: November 17, 2014, 02:32:59 PM
I have to say, this week's Epic Rap Battle ends the most... logically.  (Sporadic language warning, as normal for ERB)
10  Community / Off-Topic / Re: KickStarter thread on: November 16, 2014, 03:31:32 AM
Just a small update from my last two posts: Hoverboards are going to be a thing.  Giant robots, not so much.

On a sidenote: apparently someone attempted to fund a Gears of War Arma 3 mod, sort of take a more sim take on the game.  As of this post, there are three days to go, and precisely $1 has been donated.  Admittedly the page itself didn't inspire a great deal of confidence, but I get the feeling that Gears of War may have gone the way of the 360.
11  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 15, 2014, 01:28:26 PM
Does prompt to me wonder why Superheroes as a framing setting?
Seems entirely unecessary if Blizz isn't going with LoL's intricate web of allegiances and relationships.

Because they're salvaging assets from Titan.

While I have no doubt that they are salvaging assets, that isn't really a reason in and of itself, I think.  For one thing, if rumors are to be believed, Titan was post alien invasion, with a heavy class-based MMO system which you could probably see echoes of in the current hero line-up (Reinhardt strikes me as a Titan-class character, for instance). 

But you have to admit, at least it sets the setting apart from the other three IPs they got. 

Still would have loved to have had a chance to play in the Omnix Crisis, though.  That looked dope.

I keep wondering how much longer 'til they start talking about the other 3 characters so prominent in the art.

Soonisher(tm)  Wink
12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 14, 2014, 11:01:29 AM
OR... this game was Produced by Michael Bay and.. "Working as Intended". lol.  She's the Kardashian Transformer.  But RusVal is probably right.  But now I kinda want to.... huh... *looks at Spookbusters*  RusVal.. you're a genius!  *runs off*

Oh dear.  I seem to have started something that I might regret later.  Tongue
13  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 14, 2014, 08:52:52 AM
My god, I saw it.
Yeah. That's a thing. Not sure it should be. Huh?

Probably just a modelling error on someone's part.  Best guess is that was her original size, then they decided to tone her down a little, but "missed a spot", so to speak.

To be fair, I didn't notice until someone posted a link on TVTropes.  I wonder if Blizzard will notice by the time the game comes out?  Most likely, but it would be funny if they didn't.
14  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: November 13, 2014, 04:27:59 PM
In other news, Valkyria Chronicles beat out Assassin's Creed Unity on Steam.  Seriously, I'm thinking the main reason it didn't do well before was because it was a PS3 exclusive.
15  Products / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: Saturday Morning Spycraft on: November 13, 2014, 02:43:02 PM
Yeah, I think we're getting a bit off topic here.  Namely, Gargoyles and Ghostbuster RPGs, yo!  Got any ideas how you guys are going to use 'em?
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