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  1. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    No. Actually, it's about ethics in french fry scavenging.
  2. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    Ciri is hinted at in the first game, but it's more of an easter egg. I don't think they were expecting to put her in the later games, and so they created a similar character with Alvin
  3. I recently purchased ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ on Steam. Do the title and subtitle both really need trademark icons? TRADEMARCEPTION
  4. Oculus rift

    Yeah it seems like an extremely difficult problem to solve for Oculus/Facebook alone. At some point you're just dealing with layers of Windows jank and the infinite possibilities of software conflicts. Any time there is a hitch in the application the head tracking stops so it breaks the illusion and just makes you feel ill. I've pretty much gutted my Windows installation to make this thing work as reliably as possible, and every time I get one game/demo working is looks like another one breaks. It it really needs a pure and stripped down operating environment with as few variables as possible. If only there was an OS that is lightweight and handy for developers, free and open source. Hmm.... can't imagine what that would be.
  5. The Black Glove kickstarter

    I wouldn't mind it being a walking simulator, especially if the alternative is that awful arcade thing. I kinda wished Bioshock: Infinite had throw out all or most of its combat and just let me explore the environment, but then that game would have never be made. I don't know if I want to play this thing, but I do want it to get made.
  6. The Black Glove kickstarter

    This is leaving me conflicted. On the one hand I was frustrated that Bioshock: Infinite obviously had a large number of talented artists behind it that were kind of wasted on what was basically another bombastic and formulaic shootyman game. I'd hoped they would get a chance to make something that was actually better suited to them, and it's not surprising that this game is about the creative process. On the other hand I have no idea what this game actually is, and stylistically it is all over the place. These sorts of "weird" games usually have a difficult time getting crowd-funding support. Also that minotaur thing looks like butt.
  7. Alien Isolation - The nightmare of Milky Joe

    I don't think that's reasonable. You don't know that the people asking for realism are the same people complaining about it when it's implemented. There is a sliding scale of realism and most people will fall in the middle, so any game at either extreme will have its critics. Just because "life is unfair" doesn't mean games should be. In fact I would argue that a game that is inherently unfair and doesn't follow clearly defined rules is poor game design. EDIT: Nothing I have seen from Isolation is unfair, I'm not arguing against that example.
  8. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

    The titles of this games gives me an aneurysms every times I reads its.
  9. Other podcasts

    Damn it now I just want the Idle Thumbs equivalent of a podcast that talks about Dark Souls every second episode instead of Far Cry 2.
  10. Get Capcom to name it Ultra Super Windows 2015 Desktop Edition Turbo EX Plus Alpha
  11. Alien Isolation - The nightmare of Milky Joe

    Waiting for the Patrick Klepek review since he seems to want the same thing from this game that I do. It sounds like it suffers from the same problem that Miasmata did though, and that game was even shorter. It got to a point where it wasn't scary anymore, it was just a nuisance when you actually wanted to get stuff done. In addition Isolation sounds like it has an even worse problem of eventually abandoning the core concept for typical AAA game action sequences. *fart sound*
  12. Wasteland 2

    Sweet review from Super Bunnyhop. "Wasteland 2 is a grower, not a shower."
  13. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    He's just not a very original character. They even have the same depresso back story of having their family murdered, which at this point is almost as cliché as having Amnesia. Some reviews have stated that you need to behead them to kill them for reals. If you can't do a finisher maybe have him fight on your side and he might die in battle.
  14. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    Yeah John Walker mentioned in his review that he almost got to the end of the game when it told him he had to go back and do everything else he missed before he could finish, including stuff right back at the start.
  15. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Kind of bummed out that the Nemesis system is used in this Arkham/Assassin's Creed type game that I don't really care for. It could really add a lot to other open world games. Still glad that people are coming up with ideas that are system and AI driven, whereas many of these main character open world games are so motivated by just have loads of filler content to push through.