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Big PermI hear ya08/11/2015 - 12:06am
MattsworknamePerm: I always prefered games with a focus on story and individual adventure, MMOS never worked for me, I like being a world I can discover on my own without others getting invovled. Aside from the npcs of course08/10/2015 - 11:57pm
Big PermSo here I was, some hick teen, playing the vidya with Euros and everything was cool. Anarchy Online doesn't seem to get much recognition for what it was at the time, imo08/10/2015 - 11:10pm
Big PermI played WoW for years. I like being part of an MMO community, especally after my experience with Anarchy Online. It was small, but international.08/10/2015 - 11:09pm
Big PermI have to stop trying to type on here using my phone08/10/2015 - 11:08pm
MattsworknameI should clarify that I mean players, not npcs08/10/2015 - 11:00pm
MattsworknameWow just never mananged to hold me really, Ive always loved the idea of big open worlds and exploring them ,I just hate the idea of sharing them with otehr people08/10/2015 - 11:00pm
Big PermHaha, fair enough.08/10/2015 - 10:35pm
Andrew EisenSure, but I found it to be one of the most un-fun things out there so I stopped.08/10/2015 - 10:33pm
Big Permnever played WoW?08/10/2015 - 10:23pm
Andrew EisenPerm - Had to look that one up. The pulse. My finger is nowhere near it, it seems.08/10/2015 - 10:22pm
Big Permkek08/10/2015 - 9:53pm
Andrew EisenMecha - Are you... making fun of the city or something?08/10/2015 - 9:52pm
Wymorencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uphcEJW-MDA08/10/2015 - 9:02pm
WymorenceLetsplay of Binding of Isaac, while Jim MF Sterling tells you how the accusations against Konami are probably worse than what was reported08/10/2015 - 9:02pm
MechaTama31Tacoma sucks, trust me. It may not smell (quite) as bad as it used to, but still...08/10/2015 - 8:51pm
MattsworknameI really want to mess around with the fallout 4 crafting system. It looks so intersting08/10/2015 - 8:31pm
MattsworknameEZK: I think they might not put them back on steam till after the anthology is on sale. Ive actually asked bethesdah if they were gonna fix 3 and NV with the anthology but they didn't answer08/10/2015 - 8:22pm
MattsworknameEZK: I forgot all about that cause I still have all three on my gog account08/10/2015 - 8:18pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.giantbomb.com/reviews/galak-z-the-dimensional-review/1900-708/ a very interesting review by Austin Walker.08/10/2015 - 6:09pm
E. Zachary KnightAnd Bethesda saying they will be back on Steam (presumably where DRM could be installed.) http://www.gamepolitics.com/2014/01/03/bethesda-promises-return-fallout-classics-soon-possible#.VcktdZMthhE08/10/2015 - 6:03pm
E. Zachary KnightThey are no longer available: http://www.gamepolitics.com/2014/01/02/fallout-games-no-longer-available-gogcom#.VcktcpMthhE08/10/2015 - 6:02pm
E. Zachary KnightFor your reference, the sale in which they gave them away: http://gamepolitics.com/2013/12/12/gogcom-kicks-winter-sale-free-fallout-games#.VcktbpMtiCg08/10/2015 - 6:02pm
E. Zachary KnightGOG actually gave the three games away for free just before they lost the right to sell them.08/10/2015 - 6:01pm
E. Zachary KnightActually, the Fallout games are no longer available on GOG. Sometime last year (I think) they were pulled from GOG's catalog. Some kind of change of ownership thing.08/10/2015 - 6:01pm
MattsworknameThe funny thing is, the older titles like fallout 1 2 and tatics can be played via gog, its 3 and new vegas that have become borderline unplayable on modern machines08/10/2015 - 5:23pm
Andrew EisenI'm sure many would. It would also encourage those new to the franchise to check out the older titles.08/10/2015 - 5:16pm
MattsworknameYou know ,I know remasters of oldre games get some flak now adays, but honest, I'd pay full price for a remaster of fallout 3 and newvegas using HD tech08/10/2015 - 5:15pm
Andrew EisenSuper.08/10/2015 - 5:09pm
MattsworknameHell, I think I sunk 120 hours into new vegas alone before i ever got close to the end of the game, and i sunk 40 extra hours into the dlc08/10/2015 - 5:08pm
MattsworknameEach gme had 100s of hours of content right from the start, the expansions either added new stories, or added features requested b the players08/10/2015 - 5:07pm
Andrew EisenWell, happy happy joy joy so long as that keeps up.08/10/2015 - 5:05pm
MattsworknameAndrew: Fallout 3 and new vegas were complete, buggy yes, but complete, the DLC were addiotnal content or expansions to the game, not cut content08/10/2015 - 5:04pm
Andrew EisenBut, if the DLC's free, I don't mind as much. If it's paid, it damn well better not feel like something that was carved out to sell me later.08/10/2015 - 4:28pm
Andrew EisenI'd like them to release a complete game.08/10/2015 - 4:26pm
MattsworknameSo, fallout 4 talk, the game itsself looked to have a good supply of content already, but , regarding dlc, what would you like to see done with it? Me i would want something like Old world blues and Lonesome road, how bout you guys08/10/2015 - 4:07pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-10/google-to-adopt-new-holding-structure-under-name-alphabet- a interesting move by google.08/10/2015 - 4:05pm
DocMelonheadI see the new poll up, and I voted that nothing will change.08/10/2015 - 3:47pm
Big PermThe art style for Firewatch has been a turn off for me so far. I'll probably still try it just cause I like those Idle Thumbs folks tho08/10/2015 - 2:45pm
Andrew EisenFun fact - If I don't write IGN's guide for Mario Maker (which I probably won't; I think they're doing that in-house), I might write the guide for Firewatch. If I don't do that one, I might do Adrift. Fascinating, yes?08/10/2015 - 2:42pm
Andrew EisenI imagine Adrift is going to be the more "video game-y" of the two.08/10/2015 - 2:38pm
Big PermDragon Age tomorrow. yisssssss08/10/2015 - 2:37pm
Goth_SkunkIn addition to Tacoma, there's also a game called Adrift coming soon, which looks pretty much exactly like Tacoma.08/10/2015 - 2:29pm
Andrew EisenYeah, it's one I have my eye on too but pretty much only because I enjoyed Gone Home. Unfortunately, such games are extraordinarily difficult to sell with trailers.08/10/2015 - 2:17pm
Big PermI wonder if we'll find the Gone Home lesbians in space. Now that'd be some next level Shyamalan type mess right there08/10/2015 - 2:16pm
Goth_SkunkI too am looking forward to Tacoma, but I'm wary on some aspects. I hope it's similar to Myst and Riven, but I also want there to be consequences for lack of skill and opportunities to fail.08/10/2015 - 2:15pm
Big PermI don't like Gone Home itself, but I dig what it represents in the possibilities to come. I look forward to Tacoma08/10/2015 - 2:09pm
Andrew EisenI loved Gone Home. It's not for everyone and I wouldn't recommend it at it's asking price of $20 but I think it's absolutely worth a try if you catch it on sale.08/10/2015 - 2:05pm
Goth_Skunk@Andrew: True, which is why I have to be mindful about my narrow view of what constitutes a successful game.08/10/2015 - 1:59pm
Goth_SkunkWTB: A better word for the term 'jump scare.'08/10/2015 - 1:58pm
Andrew EisenBut, he does give reasons why modern versions of these old games could be successful. For example, City Connection is a combo of Splatoon and Crazy Taxi.08/10/2015 - 1:58pm
Andrew EisenAlso, Chipman's video isn't claiming anything along the lines of "an expensive AAA sequel to WURM is a guaranteed risk-free money maker!"08/10/2015 - 1:56pm
Big PermI look forward to what walking simulator experiences like Gone Home can work with, with the incoming of VR. But there better be trigger warnings for jump scares08/10/2015 - 1:55pm
Big PermHonestly, any game coming out that isn't pure steam unity trash, will make some money. Just because there's not much to buy08/10/2015 - 1:54pm
Andrew EisenHeck, I own two of them (P.N. 03 and Deadly Creatures) and Mischief Makers is a cult classic.08/10/2015 - 1:51pm
Andrew EisenI wouldn't be surprised if casual game fans hadn't heard of any of those but I would be surprised if the majority of our readership hadn't heard of at least a couple (I'd heard of five).08/10/2015 - 1:51pm
james_fudgeEZK: The human projector!08/10/2015 - 1:49pm
E. Zachary KnightWhen your video is about damsels in distress, you don't fill the video with female protagonists.08/10/2015 - 1:46pm
black mantaThen it's faulty memory on my part. Again, I was *not* consciously trying to set up a straw man fallacy. I was going by what I remembered.08/10/2015 - 1:46pm
E. Zachary KnightShe doesn't mention them because they are not part of the bvideo series that she is making. However, she has started a positive female protagonist series and soem of these might show up in them.08/10/2015 - 1:46pm
E. Zachary KnightBlack Manta, I never projected on you. I responded directly to your statement by informing you that she has never made the argument you said she made. That is not projecting.08/10/2015 - 1:44pm
Goth_SkunkThe amount of hype he'd generate from such a simple act would drive any marketing specialist to drink themselves into a stupor.08/10/2015 - 1:44pm
black mantaPerhaps that was because she didn't have the time to address those in her videos, or they were beside the point. Either way, she didn't seem to acknowledge the existence of any of these types of older games that MB mentioned.08/10/2015 - 1:44pm
Goth_SkunkOn a similar vein, the Half Life franchise is extremely popular and fans have been begging for Half Life 3 for years. All Gabe Newell has to do is show up to E3 one year, say nothing, and hold up 3 fingers.08/10/2015 - 1:43pm
black mantaweren't a thing that existed before 2000. She never seemed to acknowledge their presence to the best of my memory.08/10/2015 - 1:42pm
black manta@EZK: As with Goth, you're projecting on me. I wasn't consciously trying to set up a straw man fallacy. My recollections of what I've seen of Anita's videos suggested that the way she talked about video games, female protagonists (cont'd)08/10/2015 - 1:41pm
Big PermFinal Fantasy died after 6. Ban Final Fantasy08/10/2015 - 1:41pm
Goth_SkunkSo while the risk certainly is there, it is significantly less a risk than one of these in MovieBob's Top 9.08/10/2015 - 1:38pm
Goth_SkunkTrue! And some franchises certainly have! Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines come to mind. But those franchises, as well as Final Fantasy which you referenced, all have (had) a strong foundation under them with historically good results.08/10/2015 - 1:38pm
Goth_SkunkIf it's done well and sells well enough at that level, then one could pitch a case for a sequel with AAA levels of funding.08/10/2015 - 1:36pm
Goth_SkunkI believe that in order to earn a AAA budget for one of these catatonic franchises, there'd have to be a demonstrably noticable interest in seeing them make a comeback, something that can be done first with a smaller scale project.08/10/2015 - 1:36pm
E. Zachary KnightGoth, the next Final Fantasy could bomb, but that doesn't stop Square from making it. There is always a risk associated with game development. You either take the risk or you avoid it.08/10/2015 - 1:35pm
E. Zachary KnightCould it be that the only reason people today have not heard of those franchises is because the developers and publishers that owned the IP abandoned them shortly after the game was released.08/10/2015 - 1:34pm
Goth_Skunkacross as very high risk. The game could bomb, and that would be devastating if it did.08/10/2015 - 1:34pm
Goth_SkunkAs I mentioned before, none of the games MovieBob mentioned in his Top 9 are games I ever heard of, and I would be very surprised if anyone here on GP heard of them either. When starting with such a weak foundation, asking for AAA levels of funding comes08/10/2015 - 1:33pm
Goth_Skunk@eZeek: THAT'S better! THAT'S actually something I said!08/10/2015 - 1:29pm
E. Zachary KnightBut I must ask, why do you think that a revitalization of those games is not possible for a AAA dev?08/10/2015 - 1:28pm
E. Zachary KnightBut you make it so easy. How can I stop?08/10/2015 - 1:27pm
Goth_Skunk@eZeek: Good lord! The projection is strong with this one! I never said that! XD08/10/2015 - 1:25pm
Goth_SkunkI have to be mindful that a projects 'success' has a wide range of possibilities. Too often, my interpretation of success is industry-wide lauding, awards ceremonies, and platinum-level sales records.08/10/2015 - 1:24pm
E. Zachary KnightWhy do you think a game with a female lead is not wirth AAA developer time?08/10/2015 - 1:24pm
E. Zachary KnightI didn't ignore it. Your follow up comment was just as bad. I paraphrase "AAA devs should avoid these like the plague, let those filthy indies try to be diverse."08/10/2015 - 1:23pm
Goth_SkunkIf the aim that MovieBob hopes for is to see any one of those 9 games reach AAA popularity, I don't believe it can be done. Though a smaller production budget and a smaller sales target is much more probable and likely to succeed.08/10/2015 - 1:22pm
Goth_Skunk@eZeek: I see you conveniently ignored the followup to that statement since it didn't fit your narrative. Classic eZeek!08/10/2015 - 1:20pm
Goth_Skunkit stands to reason that a lot of other people haven't either. One would probably be better off simply re-introducing the series' as though they were brand new, not as successors to their existence back in the 80's and 90's.08/10/2015 - 1:19pm
Goth_Skunk@eZeek: That being said, the worthiness of revitalizing any of the franchises MovieBob listed depends greatly on production budget and estimated sales targets. Again, since I've never heard of any of the games Bob mentioned in his Top 9,08/10/2015 - 1:17pm
E. Zachary KnightGoth, And I quote: "he makes it sound like revitalizing those franchises would be good based on no other evidence than he likes them and would play them. I'm not convinced."08/10/2015 - 1:17pm
Goth_Skunk@eZeek: I didn't say that. You know this of course, but you rarely miss an opportunity to misrepresent what I say.08/10/2015 - 1:16pm
Big PermWhat did you name it?08/10/2015 - 1:10pm
james_fudgeI designed mine a couple of years ago. Glad I did because it can run anything with ease still08/10/2015 - 1:00pm
Big PermThough some Haswell and Broadwell motherboards may support NVMe, I'm pretty sure mine doesn't08/10/2015 - 12:54pm
Big PermHaha. New Intel CPU series. Thinking it might be time to upgrade for NVMe SSD's and USB 3.1. Mainly the NVMe because the performance increase from even a SSD is staggering08/10/2015 - 12:53pm
Andrew EisenGolly, you're making me feel out of touch. I don't know what that is either!08/10/2015 - 12:49pm
Big PermAnyone start designing their Skylake PC?08/10/2015 - 12:24pm
DocMelonheadAs for MovieBob: most of the criticism on him was based on the criticism on his book "Super Mario Bros 3: Brick by Brick", which details his experience with the game.08/10/2015 - 11:08am
Andrew EisenYes, we've reported on both.08/10/2015 - 11:05am
DocMelonheadand Jade of "Beyond Good and Evil": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCsu3YPOw5008/10/2015 - 11:03am
DocMelonheadFF on The Scythian of "Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXmj2yJNUmQ08/10/2015 - 11:02am
DocMelonheadI mentioned before that Sarkeesian already started a series show casing female characters in video games done right: In fact, she already made and published two of them.08/10/2015 - 11:01am
Big PermHe's definitely a satirical personality. I thought most people found out about him from drama with Machinima.08/10/2015 - 11:01am
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