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  1. I just don't see this. Gamer's have different skill levels. The only needed example and place to look is Starcraft II. There's Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard, Brutal modes of difficulty. These levels of difficulty increase the AI's "smartness". You know how insane some Starcraft II players are. Do you honestly think they would even try to play the campaign if it was stuck on Medium? It would be too easy, not fun, not rewarding, and not challenging - the reason they play the game in the first place. If you go in the reverse, I cannot even beat the AI on hard all the time, let alone very hard or brutal. But, maybe with enough skill, I could. That being said, some games don't need it either. Well, maybe it's a matter of the genre. Some genre's don't need it like experimental games, casual games, etc. Games where the outcome of the game isn't based on a learned or taught skill, rather, something uniquely/innately developed in the game or from real life. TLDNR: Difficulty needs to be in some games.
  2. Tolkien wants you to collect 12 Orc livers.

    Somebody is not amused...
  3. Tolkien wants you to collect 12 Orc livers.

    Best title ever. I played about 30 minutes of it once. It was a bit too much more my computer to handle at the time... also, it wasn't very interesting off the bat.
  4. The sad sad tale of Tim Langdell

    Thought this might be appropriate:
  5. The sad sad tale of Tim Langdell

    Being a video game collector and all, focusing on obscure/bootleg/beta/prototype is very fun endeavor and part of my collecting. That being said, I am very close to considering on purchasing "Racers" just for historical purposes. The history of this douche-bag must be preserved for future generations. The only issue is actually giving this POS $20.
  6. Patterns In the Mist is pretty killer.
  7. Half Life 2: Episode 3

    Bonus point for horse bag reference. Also, I do agree with this fact.
  8. Tim hires Ron

    Haha, that is a great article on Kotaku. I hope they make a funny solitaire game together... that card game needs some comedy!
  9. Good Old GOG

    There was no reason to do this technically speaking, so, yes it was a PR stunt. The issue I have with it is that it lasted so long. If it was like half a day everybody would be going "SILLY GOG! :woohoo:". But because of the huge downtime, everybody is going "OMG I HATE YOU! :(" and never buying from them again.
  10. Down in the Zone (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.)

    I have just finished the first game (Shadows) and loved every minute of it. There's certain games that have had a large impact in my life and I am sad that it took me awhile to get to this one. That doesn't really dilute the experience all that much since the graphics are amazing and smooth (highest settings/running Complete 2009 mod). It also runs REALLY good on older machines (except the rain effects). I did experience a couple bugs and even more glitches, but that's part of the appeal in a certain sense... the openness of the game sometimes causes the issues... all open-world games have this issue. As a traditional PC gamer, I work around the bugs - fortunately for me, none of the were game breaking, just game limiting. Had some severe problems with Lukash and Duty outpost, but managed to "complete" the quest. I look forward to playing the newer games.
  11. Good Old GOG

    I've never used the service, but I could understand how this could hurt publishers; however, it's not like they were making money on these games before GOG... But really, why no DRM? I understand the whole "DRM" is evil thing. But who would consider a service like Steam evil? If they have publisher issues, they should do Valve's brand of DRM.
  12. I am also interested in this weinhandler mystery. Why was no weins being handled?
  13. Radiant Silvergun XBLA

    I personally don't think fighting games ever died... they just became more convoluted with other new genres that sprung up. There's been a new Mortal Kombat, a new Street Fighter clone (or the real ones), a new Tekken, a new Dead or Alive every year since the the hay-day of the fighter genre on the Genesis/Super Nintendo/Arcade.
  14. Video games

    It's definitely just a phase. I go through it a lot. Because I work so much on websites (personally/professionally), I sometimes get completely lost in it and don't play any games - well that's kind of impossible, but maybe like 3 hours a week which is a lot less than my normal of 20+. This sometimes lasts for months. But I guess it's kind of different, because at some points I would be like "Wow, I wish I could play some games right now" - but don't.
  15. Halo Reach

    I always dismissed Forge as a "stupid console map customization tool", but I never stopped to think about it. What PC game allows that type of dynamic on-the-fly generation of world objects? Especially with how Forge looked like in that video... WOW!
  16. Recently completed video games

    Just finished Aquaria. I found it weird after the last boss, it doesn't continue... the game ends and if you want to continue you have to use your last save before the boss. I had the assumption there would be some extra stuff you get after the boss... in fact... now that there isn't, I have no clue how to get past certain things or how to even complete the game fully
  17. As soon as the guy started asking about Werewolves, I thought that's where the name of the episode came from... then I thought you were going to burn him down which made it extra hilarious... but then I realized where the Wolfman came from.
  18. It should start... "I'm a co-host" "as am I, which one am I? I don't know..." "I'll give you three hints, I develop Telltale Games" "I write for Shacknews.com" "... and I'm the editor at large at Gamasutra and I like Trine" "... and I like Trine" "I haven't played Trine" "Ohhhh that's Nick" "Ohhhh that's Jake" IDDDDDDLLLLEEE THUMBSSSS
  19. Duke Nukem Forever Canned [and then not]

    D4ke Nuk4m For4v4r: The Fourth 4
  20. WTF is Telltale's new game?

    I hope it's a text-based adventure game with no visuals.
  21. WTF is Telltale's new game?

    I hope it's solitaire!
  22. Worms reloaded

    I've been on the fence about this one for awhile. I really want it, but I got so many other games to play, haha. I started playing worms during the Worms 2 period, then moved on the Armageddon - I love me some Ninja Rope! Speaking of which, does this really add anything, or is just a re-make, better-multiplayer version of Armageddon? Not that, that would be bad.
  23. Aquaria

    This is something I nipped pretty quickly in the game when I first found an instance of backtracking - which is probably why they added map marker labels. About two hours in I started marking points of interest or blockades, or things I couldn't interact with yet. It has already saved me a couple times.
  24. Aquaria

    I'm not sure if it's what you are talking about, but if you are talking about the stones with the starfish on them, you need to levitate/push/move them using the bind song (I think you get it pretty early on?).