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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 14, 2014, 11:55 Agent.X7
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 18:49:
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 11:01:
InBlack wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 10:28:
panbient wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 10:19:
Gotta say I'm liking the charity drum-offs a lot more than I should. And while I realize it's for charity, my money is on Smith to kill it and play circles around Ulrich.

Now Jimmy Chamberlin vs. Chad Smith on the other hand would be something epic.

Drum-offs are cool and everything, but Lars Ulrich is the biggest douchebag to ever grace the kit. A thousand charity drum-offs wont change this.

Like panbient said, I appreciate it's for a charity. If it was just them goofing around, I'd eventually lose interest. But for charity is nice, and I hope it goes well...

Was hoping Will might eventually branch out into golf/tennis/cook offs, etc...


Travis Barker would make them look stupid....

Yeah, but you can keep escalating all day until you eventually get to people like Mike Portnoy, Mike Mangini, Terry Bozio, Neil Peart, Mike Terrana...I mean, there are tons of people out there better than these guys.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 13, 2014, 15:14 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 09:41:
"Uncharted 4" To Be The Last In The Series?

While I understand wanting to go out on top, I can't help but think that if this is the case, we'll have a reboot in 5-10 years. You don't ignore that kind of cash flow/success forever...

edit:
30 Years Later, Gamers Find New "Infinite 1-Up" Trick in Mario.

Ok, I'm only 2 minutes into the video, and the original 3-1 trick is a lot simpler...


I'm kind of thinking that while Naughty Dog may want to be done with Uncharted, Sony will probably keep it going.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2014, 00:44 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 23:08:
And all of that is exactly why, when I hear this song and dance of "Dragon Age 3 will be better, we swear", I'm instantly skeptical...

I don't know how anyone can trust EA at this point...who are these people who preorder and think "it'll be better this time!"?


Well, Dragon Age 3 is a double-whammy. EA AND Bioware.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2014, 19:49 Agent.X7
 
OK, Battlefield Hardlines. Got into the beta today. Played a couple of maps.

Yeah. I LOVE the Battlefield series. Absolutely my favorite multiplayer shooters ever.

This game SUCKS. It feels like a cheap mod to Battlefield. The guns, models, hell pretty much every element of the map feels cheap. They somehow managed to mess up the feel of the guns along with the looks. I can't believe they want to charge $60 for this. Ugh.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: The New Zelda Is Open-World, Looks Absolutely Incredible. Jun 11, 2014, 00:27 Agent.X7
 
Animals for Crackers wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 23:35:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 22:54:
That was my thought as well. Uh, guys? Zelda has pretty much always been open world. Good job reporting that non-story. Bonus points for misusing industry catch phrases.

The series started requiring you to complete dungeons in a certain order to progress the story and access new areas since the transition to 3D with Ocarina of Time, and has since maintained the same relatively rigid structure apart from the recent A Link Between Worlds which brought it back to fundamentals and was all the better for it.

Yes, you could explore any given area once you had access to it but it was limited and usually only for optional side stuff.

But don't take my word for it or anything, it's not like the director of the series basically said the same thing as the source you are directing your groundless cynicism at or anything.

Edit: I don't know, maybe this is a misunderstanding of the context "open world" is being used in? It does have a different meaning/connotation in videogames depending on what's specifically being referred to, the subject of which I thought was rather clear in the trailer and the accompanying article. /shrug

This accompanying article?

We just got our first glimpse at the first new high-definition Zelda game, and it looks truly insane. Zelda is going open-world.12

Series producer Eiji Aonuma announced the game during the Nintendo Digital Presentation this morning, promising that this Zelda will feel totally different thanks to their open-world structure. It looks like a cross between Wind Waker and Skyrim.

The game is scheduled for 2015. Video here

Yeah, that made anything clear. ALso, it's not groundless cynicism, it's pointing out that Zelda has pretty much always been open world. And if you define open world as not having content locked before you complete certain missions, then I guess NOTHING is open world to you.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 3
14. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 3 Jun 11, 2014, 00:23 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 00:08:
Axis wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 22:28:
Yes Danielle Riendeau... you feel everyone everywhere needs to pander to the liberal whim of ethnic equality representation.

So you'd certainly agree that the Han Chinese, Hindustani, Arabs and Bengalis need to be first and foremost represented in the future in everything, everywhere if it involves a "world audience appreciation" since they far outnumber every other ethnicity in the world we live in.


On the other hand, I think it's worth pointing out that while gaming continues to rapidly gain playership among women, minorities, and LGBTs, E3 continues to market to the white straight male.

Yes, but there is a reason other groups are called "minorities." Marketing execs will always pander to the biggest target audience, and trends take a long time to catch on at the top.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 3
13. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 3 Jun 11, 2014, 00:19 Agent.X7
 
harlock wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 23:30:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 22:53:
It's time for people to fucking learn causality does not equal causation.

There were no transgender black people presenting! Video game companies don't like minorities!

i believe the phrase you are looking for is "correlation does not equal causation"

just a bit of fucking learning for ya.. heh

Yeah, mistyped that because I was doing something else.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs
20. Re: Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs Jun 11, 2014, 00:04 Agent.X7
 
EricFate wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 09:08:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 8, 2014, 23:29:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 8, 2014, 19:48:
What else did you expect, once the official server hosting came online? People should not be profiting from running a multiplayer server for any game...

Why not? You think they should do it for free, even though they pay to operate the server?

Yes. The only cost incurred by a person operating a server is the cost of their hosting. If they are billing for anything above and beyond that, they are entitled to nothing unless they happen to work for the company who created the product they are paying to host.

If they feel they need to be compensated for their time spent making or maintaining content because their regular income cannot support the hours they are spending on recreation -- then they need to re-evaluate their lives.

If they are part of a structure which promotes itself to the point where ad revenue and donated funds are enough that this has technically become their day job, then great. They can do that too.

The one thing they cannot and have never been allowed to do is charge real money for in game objects/benefits.

You contradicted yourself in there, so I can't even really tell where you are coming from.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: The New Zelda Is Open-World, Looks Absolutely Incredible. Jun 10, 2014, 22:54 Agent.X7
 
That was my thought as well. Uh, guys? Zelda has pretty much always been open world. Good job reporting that non-story. Bonus points for misusing industry catch phrases.  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 3
10. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 3 Jun 10, 2014, 22:53 Agent.X7
 
It's time for people to fucking learn correlation does not equal causation.

There were no transgender black people presenting! Video game companies don't like minorities!

This comment was edited on Jun 11, 2014, 00:19.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Jun 10, 2014, 17:47 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 17:40:
One of the things I've noticed about the industry is that it is going mainstream. For instance, gaming sites and mags used to only have game and computer hardware ads in them, now they're more mainstream with ads for cars, coke, etc.

I think that's just a function of the first generation of video gamers all being middle aged now. Those of us who grew up on pac-man, Atari, and arcades remember all the gaming magazines catering to us with juvenile ads because we were the only target market. Now that we're grown, some of us have our own kids, the ads can target wider interests. Yup, I love video games, but I like liquor too. I need a car to get around, etc. And today's college age kids grew up on games and the internet. Which, I guess plays into this article a bit because pretty much everyone is some sort of gamer today. My 64 year old mother is asking me to recommend good phone games. (Uh...Word Chums? Only one I really know...)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Jun 10, 2014, 17:40 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 14:50:
panbient wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 13:59:
Do you support legislating the labeling of everything because stupid people refuse to accept that the contents of a coffee cup might be hot and they should be careful while handling it?

You should watch this documentary before spouting off about hot coffee. McD's spent a lot of money to try and portray this as a frivolous lawsuit, when a) they should never be serving coffee at 195 degrees, and b) they shouldn't have had cheap cups that explode on a mere 3 pounds of impact.

Yup. Pretty much anybody who has ever taken a law class will roll their eyes when people bring up the McD's lawsuit as an example of consumer stupidity.

It's a great example of corporate spin-doctoring, greed, and downright negligence, but consumer stupidity? Not so much.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2014, 23:35 Agent.X7
 
So E3 this year is pretty much "Hi, every game you really, really want will not be out until 2015. See you next year!"  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2014, 22:56 Agent.X7
 
UNCHARTED 4!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2014, 17:05 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 16:57:
Think you're low on squirrels, dude...

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Getting the same thing. Seems to happen every year around E3 though. Everyone wants the newest news, NOW!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2014, 14:48 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 13:38:
AAAnd new Tomb Raider announced...


BOOOOOOM! So happy.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs
15. Re: Minecraft versus Pay to Win Severs Jun 8, 2014, 23:29 Agent.X7
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 8, 2014, 19:48:
What else did you expect, once the official server hosting came online? People should not be profiting from running a multiplayer server for any game...

Why not? You think they should do it for free, even though they pay to operate the server?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2014, 23:28 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 15:43:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 15:36:
nin wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 12:23:
Was just reading about the Bill Watterson thing...how fucking cool is that?

I don't read PBS, and wonder if I would have picked it up (Watterson doing panels), if I did. Now that it's revealed, I can certainly see the resemblance.


Yeah, he was my favorite as a kid. I have the ridiculously heavy complete collection on my bookshelf. I've always wished he would return to comics, even if for a limited run. I guess this counts, but I would prefer it if he did his own stuff.


Seen both of these? I've got both, but haven't got a chance to sit down with them yet.

STRIPPED The Comics Documentary. Featured in this one, I believe.

Dear Mr. Watterson. Don't believe he's personally in this one, but it's about the legacy of Calvin and Hobbes.


I have not yet. I saw the poster he did, and the trailer for that one, but I haven't gotten around to seeing it yet. Wasn't even aware of the second one. I have to check these out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2014, 15:36 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 12:23:
Was just reading about the Bill Watterson thing...how fucking cool is that?

I don't read PBS, and wonder if I would have picked it up (Watterson doing panels), if I did. Now that it's revealed, I can certainly see the resemblance.


Yeah, he was my favorite as a kid. I have the ridiculously heavy complete collection on my bookshelf. I've always wished he would return to comics, even if for a limited run. I guess this counts, but I would prefer it if he did his own stuff.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 7, 2014, 15:12 Agent.X7
 
95% of Americans believe 100% of unscientific surveys mean more than they do.  
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