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Everything posted by TychoCelchuuu

  1. E3 2017

    Honestly this is my favorite console controller. I tend to not be a huge fan of controllers - the Playstation consoles, for instance, have never had a controller I've liked at all. It just feels terrible. My hands aren't even huge, either! They're normal sized! For whatever reason, the huge XBOX controller was the most comfortable and natural for me. I'm also really excited for the impending invasion of shitlords since the other thread about that GatorGator got linked at RPS or whatever. And by "excited" I mean "what did we do to deserve this?"
  2. E3 2017

    I'm excited to hear about the new Wolfenstein, which looks great (although I haven't played The Old Blood yet) and I'm super excited about the Dishonored 2 DLC, having just finished the game not too long ago. The new Wolfenstein is so amazing that it's even able to make an evil person understand why representation in media matters, although he doesn't realized that he's learned a lesson. (Bonus hilarious tweet. Apparently the game series that has been about killing Nazis since 1981 is fulfilling its "diversity quota" by making Nazis the bad guys.)
  3. Finished listening to the Blank Check Spielberg series, which means I also finished watching through all of his latest movies. My new list (compare it to my earlier one for extra fun!) - scores out of 100 as before: 1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (100) 2. Jaws (95) 3. Schindler's List (91) 4. Munich (90) 5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (90) 6. Saving Private Ryan (89) 7. Bridge of Spies (86) 8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (84) 9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (83( 10. Catch Me If You Can (81) 11. War of the Worlds (80) 12. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (79) 12. The Adventures of Tintin (79) 14. Minority Report (77) 14. Lincoln (77) 16. Jurassic Park (68) 17. War Horse (64) 18. The Terminal (62) 19. The BFG (60) 19. Amistad (60) 21. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (56)
  4. Jeff Goldblum

  5. Youtube Appointment Viewing

    Henry's Kitchen - my favorite cooking show.
  6. Recently completed video games

    I just beat Dishonored 2 as a non-lethal Corvo. It was extremely excellent - I'm basically ready to play through again as a lethal Emily, and maybe some day as a lethal Corvo and non-lethal Emily. The world is as tremendously realized as ever, the graphics and design are as gorgeous as ever, blinking around and choking people out is lots of fun, and by the end I had crafted a few runes that made me choke super fast, move very fast while crouched, and sometimes recover tranq darts, so I was a hell of a non-lethal monster. I love the Karnaka setting. The oppressive jungle heat is almost palpable a few times, and when I first stepped out into the Dust District I was like "whoa." I'm really looking forward to playing Prey too at some point. I've played all of Arkane's games thus far and loved every moment of each of them.
  7. Darksiders 3 Excitement?

    That depends. How excited are you?
  8. Jeff Goldblum

    Silence is Goldblum.
  9. Plug your shit

    The fire piece in the picture with the crocodile is pretty impressive. Real nice caustics!
  10. I've loved this podcast from day 1 but the past 4 or 5 episodes have really been knocking it out of the park. Loved the Cars discussion (and everything else). The cherry on top is that my email got read (I'm Danny)! So, that was pretty exciting!
  11. Minimum Number of Systems Required For Emergent Gameplay

    At this point I am not sure what counts as a "system." What do you mean by "system?" I still think that, to the extent the idea of a "system" makes any sense (I am suspicious it doesn't, but I didn't want to go there, because that's pretty thorny stuff), you only need one system for emergent gameplay. I think this is pretty obvious, for the reasons I and juv3nal have pointed out. If you want multiplayer to count as a system, then we can just look at the single player version of my game. Emergent gameplay could include things like getting very drunk to make it harder, playing it every day when the sun rises, etc.
  12. Minimum Number of Systems Required For Emergent Gameplay

    I don't understand your distinction between "video game" and "physical game." I have never played a video game without interacting with it physically - how would that work? In any case, if it must be a video game, then the button that has to be pressed can be a keyboard button. So for instance "the first person to press the spacebar wins." You say there "needs to be a tracking system of some sort or multiplayer," but I take it multiplayer is there already - you just play the game with multiple people. You could play it single player, also, although that would not be a very interesting game, as there would be little challenge unless you have physical disabilities that prevent you from pressing the spacebar or something similar. I am not sure why you think a tracking system would be necessary.
  13. Minimum Number of Systems Required For Emergent Gameplay

    Surely you aren't suggesting that the game designer intends every single possibility that a player might use to stop their opponent from pressing the button first. There's no way the game designer can even imagine all the possibilities, let alone intend them.
  14. Life

    To whom? Each other? I hope it's each other. That would be really sweet!
  15. Minimum Number of Systems Required For Emergent Gameplay

    The minimum number of systems is one. Take for instance the game "be the first person to press this button." Bam, emergent gameplay.
  16. I've been largely avoiding information about this game since it seems like I'll want to play it at some point and also not be spoiled but from what little I've heard, people whose opinions I trust are really enjoying this, which makes me excited. Arkane has never made a game I dislike and it sounds like Prey isn't going to break the streak.
  17. I feel like no matter how much anyone talks about KR0 it's always going to be surprising to me that it isn't talked about more. It's just SOOOOO good.
  18. Sense8

    I liked the Christmas special, so my excitement is not muted!
  19. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    It's not like I quit because I wasn't having fun, I quit because I literally couldn't progress. The guards just kept shooting me to death.
  20. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Yeah I quit it something like an hour in because of a bunch of stupid linear stealth bullshit. I like stealth games like Splinter Cell, Thief, No One Lives Forever, etc. but I found Riddick too hard or fiddly or whatever. So I suspect its life expectancy in this thread is effectively nil.
  21. Jeff Goldblum

  22. Backlog Busters

    I have good news: Thirty Flights of Loving won't take you very long to play.
  23. Jeff Goldblum

    "Goldblum," "Silverblum," and "Bronzeblum" are good names for things.