80's Bad Guy

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  1. Ass Ass In Creed Too

    I wish I could avoid The Kingdom areas, but I'm kind of an Achievement whore. I mean 'completionist' which is exactly the same thing, but less insulting for some reason. So I agree the hub area is devoid of personality, but I'm hunting Templars.
  2. Left 4 Dead 2 BOycott !

    http://www.idlethumbs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6546 Ahem. More importantly, why haven't we discussed J. Allard's Magic Wand?
  3. Ass Ass In Creed Too

    I'm actually going through AC1 for the first time right now and while I can see how shallow and binary the whole package is, pieces of it, like scaling uber-tall towers and the combat (especially combo killing and counter killing with the hidden blade) are some of the most fun I've had with a game this gen. Now just imagine these mechanics in something as deep as a Thief game and we have something really special. Will they make something that complex? I doubt it, but if they even come close to delivering on the potential here, AC2 could be really awesome.
  4. Holy Shit! Awesome E3 News!!

    Goddamnit, me and my stupid mouth. I stand by my statement. What I should have said instead is that Valve & Id don't give a shit to take the time to learn how to program for the PS3, and that makes them less awesome than everyone else gives them credit for. As if traditional PC programming will always be the best way its done, or even the best way to do it right now...bitch puleeease. There, I feel better. Carry on.
  5. Holy Shit! Awesome E3 News!!

    I recant my previous statement. Crackdown 2 was an awesome announcement, especially after I felt so underwhelmed by the APB footage. The whole situation is so weird too, like the original dev is making the spiritual successor everyone was initially excited about (but looked like ass to me), while the splinter team comes along announcing the true sequel that now seems so much more promising. odd. And James Camerons meltdown was more exciting than Susan Boyles.
  6. Holy Shit! Awesome E3 News!!

    I'm reserving this post so that someday I can reveal the meaning of life. Stay tuned. In other news, Monkey Island ish looks cool, full game downloads are awesome and I'm interested to see more on that Metal Gear, the rest...meh.
  7. Monkey Island 1 special edition coming to XBLA

    Yeah, there are a few things about the art and animation that irk me, but in the end it's about the writing and humor. So long as that is intact I'm willing to overlook some jankiness. Well done!
  8. Darkfall NERDRAGE against Eurogamer.

    Yeah, I can see how it would be easily abused. I guess I meant more in a "full disclosure" kinda way between reviewer and reader, not for use in publisher vs reviewer context.
  9. Darkfall NERDRAGE against Eurogamer.

    Why's that? I think it's completely justified. In fact I'd like access to all reviewer achievements, though they aren't usually available when playing on a debug. I think it's an excellent barometer to see much they actually invested in a game.
  10. BSG: Caprica

    Just want to say I watched the BSG mini-series to give it a fair chance and thought it was pretty good. Not as bad as I imagined it was, but still riddled with convenient plot pieces and weak acting. Still, I might try to continue on and see if it gets better. Thanks for the recommendation!
  11. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    Wow, that's great. I love the pause between mini.....mall. Hah.
  12. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

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  13. BSG: Caprica

    I thought it was mildly entertaining, but mainly just because of the enigmatic Eric Stoltz. Fun fact, I saw this pilot without ever having seen any of the BG episodes, and this is exactly the kind of mind-numbingly dumb sci-fi I imagine that series to be. (Star Trek 90210) Is this on par with that, or is BG really worth my time?
  14. Fallout 3

    Wow The Pitt was really great! Awesome DLC. It's like a glorified version of the Tenpenny Tower quest with even greater morally complicated alternate paths. Plus the writing is really sharp and I love the things NPC's shout at you based on your actions. My favorite line
  15. Fallout 3

    I was so excited I downloaded the damn thing as soon as it was available, cleared my schedule, had a fat spliff and then proceeded to have my mind blown just as I thought....but in a horrible nightmare bad trip kinda way. The whole thing is utterly bizarre, because it starts out fine enough, but then you slowly start seeing flying smokestacks and barrels, then raiders with glowing eyes, and then those triangles, and then after the bridge, crash and doom. I just hope it gets re-uploaded sometime soon. Balls.
  16. Even Molyneux compares games to film? This needs to stop. I know it provides context for the masses, but fuck that. If we only aspire to the best that another medium can offer, where does that leave us? Also, I want more ridiculous claims already. Like, how long before a game can make my coccyx tingle? These are things I need to know.
  17. Resi 5

    I thought it was some axe killer or friend of Otis. Hey those are pretty cool action polaroids! It seems some images are more sad when they are stylized, like the old man tuned away from Chuck E Cheese. Back on topic, versus DLC for RE5 seems strange. I'm afraid it will be a sniper fest, even with pistols. The whole game seems designed to find cover and pick off enemies, that will be so damn boring online. Maybe not, but they shouldn't be segmenting the market with experimental paid for DLC. Doesn't seem the best way to encourage the fan base to try something new. In fact, it seems pretty stupid.
  18. Need Survival Horror recommendations

    They also work fine on the Wii if you have a classic controller or Wavebird. (Hugs Wavebird)
  19. Resi 5

    Hah yeah. I was re-reading Crime & Punishment when I realized I didn't have an avatar. Hopefully now EA can adopt this classic novel into a 3rd-person action game and turn Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov into a jacked up killer stuck in a Siberian prison where he needs to kills guards for the amusement of the maniacal warden. Sorry I can't place your avatar though.
  20. Resi 5

    Actually it's really interesting to think about co-op in the context of this game, because Capcom has essentially been flirting with this idea for a long time. You could argue that RE5 is essentially RE4 + RE0 actually. This implementation of co-op seems exactly the same as it was in RE0, but instead of switching between characters on the fly, real people can hop into and out of that AI role. I guess the big question is "Can co-op gameplay work in a survival horror game?" Would a co-op Condemned be just as scary, for example? Maybe. I'm not sure. But really it's not the co-op element that kills the survival horror aspect of this game, it zombies with guns, on turrets and riding motorcycles. Seriously. Would a Crimson Head be caught riding a Kawasaki? I think not.
  21. Resi 5

    I really wish we could give AI Sheva some commands on how to behave and such. Bitch, I gave you the infinite ammo MP5, why are you picking up handgun rounds with a licker straight ahead of me?
  22. Need Survival Horror recommendations

    I don't know if any of these are on the PC, but here are my favorites: 1. Resident Evil REmake (GCN) 2. Siren: Blood Curse (PSN/PS3) 3. Silent Hill 2 (PS2) 4. Condemned 1 (360) 5. Fatal Frame 1 & 2 (PS2) 6. Eternal Darkness (GCN)
  23. I'm not ashamed to admit I actually shed a tear at end of SoTC, though in my defense I was pretty stoned at the time. But just the way that game engages the player emotionally overall is pretty brilliant, from the slow-burn structure of the gameplay up to the scene where Argo goes over the cliff that thrusts you into the final battle, and then the futility of playing out the ending scene, all leads up to a big emotional release from the player when it finally ends. I think there are pretty legitimate reasons why alot of people always reference Ico & SoTC when discussing emotions in gaming, they are just so sincere in the stories they present, without trivializing or pandering the content in any way. Does that make sense?
  24. (IGN.com)

    There is no destroying this thread, especially when IGN continues to astound. From the Madworld Review: Label-busting content? You couldn't make this stuff up.
  25. Resi 5

    Yeah I was secretly hoping for some classic zombies to show up somewhere...but alas, just more fat dudes with gatling guns.