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About jccalhoun

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  1. I am torn. I am a big fan of Half-Life and the Idle Thumbs crew so this is good news. I feel Alyx is in good hands. However, I was looking forward to their next game. I really miss Idle Thumbs though.
  2. It is so funny. I just started watching Stranger Things (a month late, I know) and since I'm from Indiana I was looking for thoughts of other Hoosiers. I ended up on imdb's message board for the show and the top comment at the moment I looked was someone saying: I just. I don't even. what? especially in Indiana.
  3. Other podcasts

    if i recall itunes podcast directory rankings are based on new subscribers.
  4. Walking Dead: Michonne

    Interesting that you would play the game without having read the comic or watched the tv show. Did you play the earlier games? I haven't played Michonne yet since I usually wait until the entire season is out before playing the Walking Dead games. However, the trailer didn't seem too appealing to me with all the quicktime events which I hate and the flashback which seemed cliched to me.
  5. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    Reading the RPS article made me think: What would Firewatch be without Delilah? How would the game work if it was more sandbox-style where you wandered around without the external directions of Delilah? Technically, I think it would be hard to pull off as it would be hard to make sure the player saw things like the fireworks going off in the distance but if that could be handled I wonder if the rest of the game would have the same impact? Personally, I was too suspicious of a twist regarding Delilah's role to allow myself to have any trust in her. Therefore, when she was crushed finding out about the kid, I didn't really feel for her. So I wonder how I would have felt if I was just piecing this all together on my own?
  6. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    I didn't see this posted elsewhere in the thread: Firewatch in 3rd person perspective is weird http://www.gamesradar.com/firewatch-third-person/
  7. System Shock: The Third

    I tried to play through it like 3 times over the years but over Christmas I just said "I'm going to play this" and after a couple hours it took. I think for me the problem was that it is really hard at first and I got tired of dying over and over. Once you get used to it then you figure out how not to die as much. Honestly, I'm not so sure how good that is. He last few games have been underwhelming.
  8. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    This is a must-listen/watch if you liked the game. I found out that my choice to ignore the cottonwood and use my ax to go straight for the fence was something that was a huge pain for them to put in. I also missed on on all the animals and a decent amount of other stuff that I can try to find on my next play through.
  9. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    True but it think it would be more plausible that someone could try to scare people in the woods by pretending to be a bigfoot than try to convince them they were part of an experiment. (don't get me wrong, I like the game a lot but I think this is a big flaw)
  10. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    You know, the more I think about it, I think I would have liked the game more if it had Ned pretend to be a bigfoot or ghost or something rather than creating some Lost-style plot.
  11. Firewatch Spoiler Thread | Henry Two Hats

    I like to think that the fire started when a grenade rolled down a hill.
  12. I'm stuck at work for a few more hours and can't wait to go finish the game (I assume I'm more than half way through but I don't know for sure). Reading the Tom Chick review, I can see where it might end up disappointing but I simply can't understand his comments about "generic trees, rocks, and bushes" or "All the walking does nothing to create any sense of wonder or even scenery." I just can't imagine he played the same game I'm playing.
  13. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Honest question: are there any pro-gamergate ecelebs that aren't terrible people?
  14. Regarding keybinding, I agree that r=run is a bit odd but one thing that really impressed me was you can use the number keys to put in the combo on the locks on the stashes (or you can also use the mouse wheel). that's a sign of a good PC game and not a dumb port.