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Signed On Aug 23, 2010, 19:35
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News Comments > Humble Bundle Mojam 2 Today
1. Re: Humble Bundle Mojam 2 Today Feb 20, 2013, 12:16 SimplyMonk
 
I cured my addiction to buying every game that comes up on my Steam Wishlist when it goes on any sort of sale when I don't have time to play them. I've replaced it, however, with an addiction to throw $5-10 at my screen every time a Humble Indie Bundle is posted. Even when I have no clue what I'm buying.

Baby steps.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Feb 19, 2013, 14:07 SimplyMonk
 
You peripherals mean nothing to me. Anything that receives signals from a device can be configured to accept them from another device. Been playing console shooters with my XIM Edge (Keyboard/Mouse Adapter for the 360/PS3) for a few months now and loving it.

http://store.xim3.com/XIM-EDGE_p_12.html

Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 12:51:
Yup, not sure where he's getting his information from. Yeah, you can bootstrap a mouse to an Xbox and it won't work properly (it's like a stick instead), but the PS3 has full mouse support.

Not to sound too much like a salesman for the XIM, but it works exactly as you would expect a mouse and keyboard to work for any PC shooter. You have to do some configuration and some of the more esoteric Keyboards/Mouses don't work with it, but when you get it configured right it works like a dream. My wife isn't a programmer, although fairly tech savy, and she was able to configure it and set it up to play COD: Zombies with her Dad in about 10 minutes. Went from dying constantly to topping the leaderboard now and again.

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News Comments > Destiny PC Clue
14. Re: Destiny PC Clue Feb 19, 2013, 14:04 SimplyMonk
 
What? Shooters don't work with keyboard and mouse? Man. That XIM Edge I bought to use a keyboard and mouse with Halo and COD: Zombies for my 360 must not be working out completely fantastic for me then. I could of sworn it was and I was pretty sure I loved it.

Thanks for setting me straight, Bungie.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 16, 2013, 07:40 SimplyMonk
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 23:57:
Sounds interesting. I worry a little about latency issues, but I guess we'll see.

Every game I would want to play on the PS2 or PS1, mostly RPGs, I don't think would be that bad with latency.
 
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News Comments > January NPD Results
10. Re: January NPD Results Feb 15, 2013, 18:23 SimplyMonk
 
nin wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 12:02:
At some point I end up saying "that's pretty neat, but I have no idea when I'd actually play it".

That's the rub. I'll basically be spending ~$300 for ZeldaU. I doubt it will see any use after that except maybe the occasional title here and there. My 3DS was the same way until Fire Emblem came out. That completely dominates my current free time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 15, 2013, 11:50 SimplyMonk
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 10:52:
There should be a Steel Battalion game for Kinect. I bet it would be awesome!

Why do you twist the knife?
 
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News Comments > January NPD Results
5. Re: January NPD Results Feb 15, 2013, 11:48 SimplyMonk
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 10:54:
A light launch can be immediately rectified by good software which they have coming. Not a guarantee of course but historically, those who bet against Nintendo usually end up being wrong.

I know my wife will demand I purchase one once they make a decent Zelda game to it.
 
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News Comments > Ghost in the Shell Online Details
3. Re: Ghost in the Shell Online Details Feb 14, 2013, 12:39 SimplyMonk
 
Taking the players involved into consideration, I don't see having high hopes for this title. "Fierce hacking battles between cyborgs" already has my mind saying "No" and I don't see how that aligns with it being a FPS game. Unless by "hacking" them mean literally chopping each other apart.

I'm sensing this being FPS Shadowrun v2.0 (now with more MMO electrolytes).
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
35. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Feb 13, 2013, 14:19 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 14:04:
John Carter was another example of this. John Carter wasn't a good movie.

John Carter also suffered from the fact that the original books worked to define the genre and so many films since then have taken elements from them that the John Carter movie looked unoriginal and bland.

A:CM had too high of an expectation due to the movies and Gearbox's success with Borderlands. The franchise hasn't produced a solid game since the original AvP (although some of the arcade games were fun) and SEGA hasn't published anything redeemable since Bayonetta.
 
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News Comments > BioWare: Mass Effect 4/ME4 References "A Disservice"
30. Re: BioWare: Mass Effect 4/ME4 References Feb 7, 2013, 14:54 SimplyMonk
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 7, 2013, 13:15:
Sounds like a reboot.

Probably the most likely scenario.

"We fucked this up by saying we'd try to make a game with a coherent story line and meaningful character progression and choices. Let's just hit the reset button and pray every one forgets about that other stuff."
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 5, 2013, 15:07 SimplyMonk
 
bhcompy wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 14:38:
Vagrant Story, get on it.

Sadly, I've heard from some sources that this won't happen. The original lead designer has no interest in revisiting the world. Sad times. A port is probably the best that could be hoped for.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 5, 2013, 14:34 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 13:56:
It's obvious that half the company still wants to make movies and the other half wants to make games, too bad the first half hasn't figured out that they can't make money doing that anymore.

Yeah. They had their chance to be a movie company and blew it big time. I liked a number of visual elements from the Final Fantasy movie, but the characters, dialog and plot were complete garbage. It will still be a few more years, if ever, before I think they can convince the investors that it is worth another go of it. Hopefully next time they just go with something more like "Advent Children". Not spectacular, but solid even if it did require you play FF7 to know what was going on.

I hear you about the iPhone stuff. Even so, I still fell for getting Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana. In some ways I'm a little glad that they aren't moving heavy in terms of the old IP because it means they can't depress me with bad releases and they stay good in my memory.

Chrono Cross wasn't as good as Chrono Trigger. FFT: Advanced 1 & 2 were sad when compared to the original in both game play and more so in story. All the successors to Secret of Mana have been garbage, although I think I missed one or two. Maybe they just realized that after a few failed attempts to recapture what made the originals so golden, they should just leave things alone.

The Final Fantasy series is the exception to that, but then again it has always been more a a tech/concept demo series than a coherent progression. Maybe 20 years from now they will release FF: Omega incorporating into it all the good elements from every single FF game ever made and completely blow our minds.... or not.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 5, 2013, 13:40 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 09:21:
Square Enix struggling to make money from its console games.

Chrono Trigger, get on it.

Is it sad that I own the SNES, DS and iPhone version of this game?

I'm also sure I have a few ROMs of it lying around my PC as well, but having bought the game three times, I feel I'm entitled to that sin.

I'm not sure a worthy remake could be done anymore though. Even Chrono Cross wasn't as good in my opinion and they still had a good number of the original devs.
 
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News Comments > Ex-Relic Boss Joins Activision
4. Re: Ex-Relic Boss Joins Activision Jan 23, 2013, 13:39 SimplyMonk
 
I've been burned on a number of Sega published titles. There were all bad situations going in though. Bad developer, bad programmers, bad end product. Sega then decides to still ship the product but rather than front cash for patches, they just let the bugs twist in the wind and forget the game ever existed.

Stormrise is the most atrocious example of this and AvP is a close second.

I want to say I would most likely make the same calls if I was in Sega's position, but there practices have made me a lot more cautious about what has the Sega name on it nowadays.

Although, this should be my rule for all publishers and games. Wait 3 months and see what the consensus is. But I am weak-willed.

If they released a new Shining Force, I'd be all over it and pay them money on the day the announced it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 16:05 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:57:
A friend of mine was topless in a movie about a bong possessed by the devil. She's now a teacher. I always wonder how that hasn't come back to haunt her.

Because her student's don't have copies of that movie on their smartphones?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:10 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:01:
...because most teachers have skeletons in their closet anyway, just not publicly accessible ones.

I think that is the point though. Being a teacher is all about image. As long as you have a solid grasp of the subject matter, can command respect in the classroom and no one knows that you sold Meth to make it through college... You can be a good teacher.

The instant that image is tarnished though, there goes the respect and most likely your job.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:07 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:47:
I can kind of see the argument both ways.

I'm a little divided on this one as well. Former Pornstars seem like an easy target, but if they are talking about teachers having to be good role models in order to keep their jobs...

That is a hard policy to enforce if your past doesn't leave a trail that can be downloaded from online. I don't think there was a single teacher (pre-college) that I considered a good role model to me. I respected a good number of them, but none stood out to me as "I want to be like them". Especially the drunks or the male teachers that were a little too friendly with the female high-school students.

I think that is just the nature of the profession though as people are super defensive about their children and you need to be able to command respect from the students. If you are going to be a teacher, make sure your slate is clean or your skeleton closet has some good reinforced hinges.
 
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News Comments > TERA Going Free-to-Play Next Month
4. Re: TERA Going Free-to-Play Next Month Jan 9, 2013, 13:43 SimplyMonk
 
sauron wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 13:32:
Hell, even LOTRO went F2P, even though it does have the IP advantage.

Although the LOTR IP is a very valuable resource, I think it lacks the power that WoW and FFXI have in the video game space. I'm hard pressed to even think of any Non-MUD LOTR games that existed before the movies got made.

I'm going to guess that the reason LOTR didn't do as well in terms of pure IP is that the IP didn't originate in the video game space and its main creator is dead so expansion of that IP is a daunting challenge.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution Details
3. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution Details Jan 9, 2013, 00:38 SimplyMonk
 
"Blah Blah Blah Zombies Blah."

Thank you. Here's my money.
 
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News Comments > New Space Hulk Game Next Year
2. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 20:16 SimplyMonk
 
A bad teaser.

Regardless, if it has async play for the iOS, I'm game.
 
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