Togay, Sony Commits Suicide (Gaming, Cutie, Open..what ever thread)

For the love of Christ, can someone please teach Andrew House how to say "today"? Laughing at your main presenter when they are not trying to be funny isn't a good thing. Or people just need to grow up but whatever. Being compared to a lesser Don Mattrick isn't a good thing, and Mattrick only gets away with it because he has serious bona fides in gaming and the other option would probably be crazy Ballmer and no one wants that.

gaming below....

Hello, back again with gaming stuff....

Have an iPad and like boardgames? Shenandoah Studio has knocked down the price of their GOTY Battle of the Bulge to $6.99. Very much worth the money with a great ruleset and a extremely healthy multiplayer. Also Victory Point Games has released a really good version of their fun but hard solitaire game, Zulus on the Ramparts! which did a pretty good job in turning the Battle of Rorke's Drift into a boardgame. And like Phantom Leader, I really prefer playing solitaire boardgames on my iPad as I'm lazy. I would read the rulebook if you've never played it before though as the tutorial is okay, it glosses over a few important things. iPad version is priced at a decent $7.99 and the iPhone version is at a cheaper $5.99

I feel bad for Bugbear Entertainment (Flatout series), their last game was pretty good but Namco slapping the Ridge Racer name on it really hurt it as the classic name brings it's own connotations with it and the game itself didn't feel like an actual Ridge Racer game so it got crapped on and sold like it. Thankfully though kinda sadly, they've gone back to what they do best if their trailer is anything to go by

As expected, Red Thread Games has blown away their kickstarter goal of $850k for the next game in the The Longest Journey series.

As expected, Namco and FromSoftware have announced the standalone expansion pack to Armored Core V. Though it's a running joke with FROM, I hope they fixed the FPS and the broken matchmaking in V, though them beefing up the Chromehounds style multiplayer makes me happy. Hopefully it doesn't fall through the cracks with it coming out as the new systems come out

ArmA 3 going Steamworks People whining but I could care less, they have my day 1 $ for their awesome but janky series. And if nothing else, this will let make the game retard proof when it comes to modding as the scene really can be quite daunting

A damn shame, Kenji Eno passed away this past week from heart failure at the age of 42. His games were always his own and wholly unique.

The Legend of Grimrock expansion pack that Almost Human was working on is now to be turned into a full fledged sequel. More Grimrock = More Goodness.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs gets a release period (Q2 of this year though more like around Halloween) and becomes a full fledged game

Square-Enix's Murdered: Soul Suspect gets a snazzy teaser and a release period (early 2014). My interest is piqued


What I wrote after the Sony presser:

Well, Sony's reveal of the PS4 happened. It felt very much like a press conference that you have at the E3 the year before you do the big blowout reveal. Can't say there was really anything that made me sit up and say that's cool outside of the social aspects (but this is Sony so eh on if/when it happens) though it would have been nice to see them use Twitch instead of Ustream as it's a better setup on making money with gaming. Also really like 8 gigs of GDDR5 though my wallet doesn't. And I hope that OS is just placeholder as it looked bad but then again, I might be an outlier as people actually liked the XMB.

I couldn't help giggle that Sony swiped the Kinect from Microsoft. And hopefully remote play this gen isn't a steaming pile of shit.

So there you go, a tiny touchpad on the controller and they didn't say what uses it will have though UI scrolling is a given. With the way it looks, I keep thinking it will shout "READY TO FORM VOLTRON! ACTIVATE INTERLOCKS!" whenever I pick it up

Killzone didn't look that hot in the graphics department and game play-wise it looked like the same uninspiring crap that filled the other games in the series.

I don't see Capcom hitting the tech demo levels of that Dragon's Dogma...I mean Deep Down trailer, it reminded me off all the target renders that Sony used to launch the PS3.

I want this to be real but I highly doubt it

Though not a vertical slice like the demo last year, Watch Dogs still looks interesting but could they pick an even more boring spot to show the game off?

Still don't grasp what it actually was that Media Molecule showed other than a virtual clay sculpting program.

Matt Southern of Evolution Studios shouldn't be in front of people in public, it was like 20 minutes of him acting like he was shitting his pants and what he showed didn't look any better as it reminded me of something you would see as f2p on iTunes but it looked really damn early.

Don't under stand why Square flew people out to the show from Japan as all they did was reshow a tech demo and told people to be hyped for them unveiling a new Final Fantasy at E3.

Please God, no more inFamous crap. I hate that series more than I hate Killzone. Though I guess on a positive is that they didn't show anything so hopefully it's better I guess. And the dude talking about the police tear gassing him at a political protest made me smile, stupid hippy.

Wish I could say anything about The Witness and new Quantic Dream tech but when you bring up the living embodiment of a turd Jonathan Blow and wannabe Hollywood hack David Cage back to back, I will tune out.

Yay, Blizzard! Now here is your port of shitty Diablo 3.

Whole lot of nothing from Activision/Bungie that wasn't shown last week outside of exclusive content for Sony.


Call me crazy but yeah, I really do believe that Sony is committing suicide on what they are doing if nothing for the fact that the BOM is insane and with them being bleeding cash on a consistent basis, they either cut their throat by subsidizing it or they're forced to sell it at about $500 which in this day and age I don't think will sell. Sure, they will get people paying for a PS+ subscription (or rumored to now be called PS World) but I just don't see them offsetting the costs especially if they actually go down the rabbit hole of streaming.

And that doesn't even touch the fact that the gaming market has completely changed since 06 so doing what they did before is a bad be it conservative bet. Sony and Microsoft didn't have to fight for time when they released the 360 and PS3 as the tablet explosion hasn't happened.

Also giggle at devs being really happy with the specs as it's quite shortsighted as costs keep going up. Selling a product that cost $100+ million to a base of maybe 80 million or so isn't exactly a healthy market.



(Cosplay after some posts-Zakn)

Afternoon M&M's. I think the Dude covered the PS4 stuff fairly well. I'm a PC gamer, so that's how I think. PC Gamer did a write-up about the expected hardware in the PS4 I think the real winner of this console cycle are going to be PC Gamers. We are already ahead of the announced hardware, and also porting games is going to be faster and scale better to PC hardware. I'm looking forward to what Mister Softy has to offer.

My friend Xander of Crossing Zebras fame (or @midi2304 if you are hip to the twitters) said the big take away from the Press Conference was that Sony was going to support used games in a big way. I think he called it game changing. I told him no one really gave a fuck about that, and he doubled down. I tried to bet him on it and he would not commit because he thought MS would back down from the rumors of not supporting used games. Now there is a bit of a Cultural thing here, as Xander is Scottish, and that is a big thing there. Watch this little Rev3 vid and tell me what's not mentioned.

Also if you do play Eve, you should totally listen to the CZ CSM8 election coverage. Also if you play Eve, our in game channel is AoSHQ

I have been playing a bunch of Fire Emblem: Awakening on my 3DS. It's pretty solid besides the Voice Acting. If you liked XCOM or other turn based strategy/JRPGish things check it out. Here's GB's QuickLook:


I've gotten some great submissions from the Aoshqgaming at gmail dot com address. If you want something posted. Please shoot it there and i'll work with you. The next post came to me from there, so enjoy it.


Racing maybe?

Between the time sinks of MMOs and Eve and the casual stuff like Angry Birds there is a spot for Morons who like to get their game on but can't commit huge amounts of time to it. That spot is called racing - specifically online racing with and against other Morons.

Talking with friends I think I can come up with some good options for everyone. And I mean everyone - you know how a car works, right? Can you hold a controller? Then you can join us!

The first problem comes to platform - which device to race on. I've decided to simplify the options. We will use one game on the XBOX 360 and everything else will be on the PC. No worries - all of the games are at least a year old (some much older) so you won't need cutting edge hardware to run it. I can run every PC game on my 3-year old sub-$1000 laptop that I am typing this on.

So - on to the games! For the XBOX 360 the hands down best community racing game is Forza 4. The game has been out for a while, so the community is well established and you can pick up a used copy for cheap. It is marketed as a driving simulator (and it is as close as you can get on the XBOX), but it is so much more. You can tune cars, you can modify cars, you can paint cars, you can design vinyls and put them on cars. The possibilities are endless. And you can do all this while part of a club, so everything can be shared. Suck at driving but enjoy designing? Make an AoS HQ design that we can all put on our cars! Even the racing can be whatever you want. Don't want to concentrate on shaving tenths of a second from your lap time? Drop a Ford GT engine into a crappy old Mustang II, turn off traction control and spin the tires all the way up a mountain. Then challenge your fellow Morons to beat your time. The great thing about the Club is that we do not need to be online at the same time. If you post a time on a track, we will see it when we sign on. We can have ongoing challenges where we never are online at the same time. But if you see another club-member online, fire up a race!

The club is already in place. Just search for Ace of Spades HQ Mor. It is permission only, so send me a request to join, mention this post and you are in. If I'm on a trip it might take me a couple of days to respond, but don't worry.

So what kind of fun can you have with Forza? Here is my 1984 Toyota Supra Darth Vader model. Engine swapped, tuned and tweaked to ridiculous degrees.

She'll do 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and runs to 100 mph in 7 seconds. Here she is at Laguna Seca:
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And here is my Alfa Romeo MiTO Tronmobile taking the lead at Mugello:
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If you have an XBOX 360, pick up Forza 4 and join us!

For the PC, there are lot of options. I would like to include games that have similar functionality to Forza 4 as far as the community goes. One that I know that works is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. This is the one that came out a couple of years ago, not the newest one. It has online racing (as both racers and cops) and also has a Speedwall. This is where you post times, pictures and smack talk for others to see. You can do this whenever you want, and others will see it when they play. If a bunch of people are online at the same time, we can set up a 4v4 cops vs racers free-for-all. The only downside is that EA uses their own proprietary sign-in system, so it might not match up with your Steam ID or whatever else you have. This game is also available for the XBOX 360, so we can go that route if enough people want to, but I was hoping to have some non-XBOX options.

Another option is Dirt 2. This game has had two newer versions come out (Dirt 3 and Dirt Showdown) but Dirt 2 is the best of the series. Plus since it is old it is cheap! This game is tons of smashing, spinning, crashing, cursing fun. You can play alone and advance your career (in fact you should just to get access to more cars) but the fun is when we get three or more people bashing into each other on the same track. Buy Dirt through Steam and finding other Morons through the Steam group should be easy. We should probably set up a time to do this, although that usually ends up being the hardest thing to coordinate. If this post goes up on Sunday, I will be around tonight and willing to start up a Dirt (or any other PC game) to get this party started.

Imagine doing this, but having another Moron underneath you as you land:
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Good times, good times! I am open to other suggestions as well, but I wanted to at least present some options that can be flexible for those of us who like to get our game on but can't commit to certain times every day or week.

-Pilot141


Thanks Pilot141, and enjoy your Cosplay of the week

Comments

1 GET OFF MY LAWN

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 24, 2013 12:54 PM (8sCoq)

2 I must have entered the incorrect AoS URL today. I don't recognize anything in this post.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 24, 2013 12:57 PM (MmH0Z)

3 The well-armed chick on the right looks like one of those Japanese robo-thingeys.

Posted by: Rule #2 at February 24, 2013 01:02 PM (CypDC)

4 The well-armed chick on the right looks like one of those Japanese robo-thingeys.

Posted by: Rule #2 at February 24, 2013 01:02 PM (CypDC)

it's because the photo i picked was too wide

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 01:06 PM (vJdyz)

5
The Deep Down thing looks good. But it's unclear how the player would play it from that video.

It would be nice if developers learned there was a color other than brown.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 24, 2013 01:08 PM (AbHls)

6
White Barbie is about to get her braids blown off by Japanese Barbie!

And she's got a gun pointed at her too!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 24, 2013 01:09 PM (0WLla)

7 The Deep Down thing looks good. But it's unclear how the player would play it from that video.



It would be nice if developers learned there was a color other than brown.





Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 24, 2013 01:08 PM (AbHls)

same way Dragon's Dogma plays, third person action with a strategy bent and the pawn system which is hire able ai partners (the two dudes who talk in the demo are pawns)

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 01:12 PM (vJdyz)

8 Have gaming thread, will hijack.

I am angry at the latest "Aliens" game; which I shall call "Colon Commandos", because of the rear-ending that Gearbox, Sega, and Fox have inflicted upon Alien fandom. But at this point, like That Chicken, we've grown to expect it: so far the roll of shame includes Alien 3-4, the AvP movies, and Prometheus - fanboys would add, the retconning of the first Alien comics into "Outbreak".

First, to get you in the mood, a clip of fail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J8SzBhjqaQ

Summary -

The latest Aliens game took six years to develop, and was outsourced to multiple companies. Gearbox was one; TimeGate was another.

Gearbox and TimeGate bickered and argued over how to develop the game.

In the meantime a demo came out with good graphics and (it seems) a better script; but this demo was likely for gameplay that got scrapped. Also some of the devs had told the press that the game was going to be TEH AWESOME which it is not.

It's been running between 4 and 5.5 / 10 ratings in the sites I've looked at. The game is almost as good as Gearbox's other recent turd "Duke Nukem Forever".

Testers have been leaking reports to Reddit etc that they knew the game was going to suck all along, but couldn't do anything about it. Gearbox and TimeGate have been blaming each other through the press.

And if Gearbox did take money for this game, and spent it on their own game, then my understanding of the law is that this practice is somewhat frowned upon.

There is now a rumbling about the practice of pre-ordering. If you preorder a game, that is an interest-free loan the devs get whether or not the game is any good. You could ask for a refund but this is hard to do. So, devs have an incentive to lie in the demo and the interviews. Which, in this case, they did.

Jimquisition:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com /videos/view/jimquisition/ 6863-Previewed-Preordered-Prescrewed

TotalBiscuit / Halibut:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 24, 2013 01:12 PM (QTHTd)

9 One armpit (clean shaven), but no elbows.

Posted by: EC at February 24, 2013 01:13 PM (doBIb)

10 Stratego: the original red v blue struggle

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 24, 2013 01:14 PM (8sCoq)

11 I saw the weekend deal on Steam last night. I haven't goten it but thought it had the greatest name for a game ever. "Gratuitous Space Battles" Who needs a story? Who needs backstory? How about just large completely unjustified battles between space fleets.

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2013 01:15 PM (GULKT)

12 oh yeah, if you want to be cool, you can give the thumbs up to Assetto Corsa which is the new upcoming racer from the netkar dude

http://tinyurl.com/bc4qcbf

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 01:16 PM (vJdyz)

13 I appreciate all the effort that went into this thread.

And once again, I know nothing about any of this stuff, so I guess I will go back to the book thread and leave this one to you guys. (See how I got that in there?)


Posted by: Miss Marple at February 24, 2013 01:17 PM (GoIUi)

14 It's not a racing game, but I would love to play an updated, grittier version of the old Spy Hunter arcade game. Does something like that exist?

Posted by: no good deed at February 24, 2013 01:19 PM (mjR67)

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14 It's not a racing game, but I would love to play an updated, grittier version of the old Spy Hunter arcade game. Does something like that exist?
Posted by: no good deed at February 24, 2013 01:19 PM (mjR67)


Not that I know of but I think you can find flash versions of the old one.

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2013 01:20 PM (GULKT)

16 I couldn't help giggle that Sony swiped the Kinect from Microsoft

PS2 had the EyeToy with wave-your-arms gameplay half a decade ahead of Kinect. It sold about as well as most Kinect-only games do now so few have heard of it, but it did exist.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 24, 2013 01:22 PM (OevbG)

17 Re: Aliens....


Timegate Studios should have been a tip off. They did the FEAR expansion set and it sucked the farts out of the seat cushions of the Greyhound fleet. Bad move by Gearbox. Just stick with Borderlands and everything will be fine.


http://tinyurl.com/auu7lyo

Posted by: EC at February 24, 2013 01:22 PM (doBIb)

18 I would love to play an updated, grittier version of the old Spy Hunter arcade game. Does something like that exist?

It does, it features Dwayne "The Rock", and it's exactly as terrible as you think now that I've told you that. (Most of the game does not take place in your car, for one thing).

Posted by: Ian S. at February 24, 2013 01:23 PM (OevbG)

19 PS2 had the EyeToy with wave-your-arms gameplay
half a decade ahead of Kinect. It sold about as well as most Kinect-only
games do now so few have heard of it, but it did exist.


Posted by: Ian S. at February 24, 2013 01:22 PM (OevbG)

I'm talking about the concepts inside the Kinect (which were on a different level of either version of the Eyetoy) and stealing the look of the Kinect itself

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 01:32 PM (vJdyz)

20 "Togay, Sony Commits Suicide"

By the title I thought this thread would be inspirational.

As usual, I am disillusioned and remain in despair.

Carry on.

Posted by: Leonard Cohen at February 24, 2013 01:32 PM (C8mVl)

21 more news - gamespy is done

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 24, 2013 01:32 PM (QTHTd)

22 Daytona 500 up. BTW

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 01:33 PM (hO9ad)

23 BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 24, 2013 01:35 PM (8sCoq)

24 I'm pretty sure James Franco meant to say "Gentlemen and Danica, start your engines". I'm sure someone on twitter will be having a hissy fit over that right about now.

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 01:37 PM (hO9ad)

25 >
I'm pretty sure James Franco meant to say "Gentlemen and Danica, start your engines". I'm sure someone on twitter will be having a hissy fit over that right about now.


Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 01:37 PM (hO9ad)

yep- on Twitter #daytona500 he is receiving torrents of abuse

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 24, 2013 01:39 PM (8sCoq)

26 The lady radio announcer just said that Joey Logano had " a trunk full of Biffle". That doesn't sound good. He should see a doctor.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 01:40 PM (ZshNr)

27 I understood almost nothing in this post, and for that I am truly grateful.

Posted by: limks at February 24, 2013 01:43 PM (01zKa)

28 Danica has a trunk full of junk.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 24, 2013 01:43 PM (4cRnj)

29 There is slavish recreation of a character's costume. Then there is 'you don't care how close it is because she is kyyyuuuuttteee!!!!!!'

http://tinyurl.com/a27xk2z

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 01:46 PM (J8Sr0)

30 No junk in Danica's trunk

http://is.gd/iqkPqT

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 24, 2013 01:48 PM (8sCoq)

31 HELLO MY RAGTIME GAL!

Posted by: Xenomorph in a straw hat at February 24, 2013 01:48 PM (TDsQt)

32 HELLO MY HONEY!

Posted by: Xenomorph in a straw hat at February 24, 2013 01:48 PM (TDsQt)

33 HELLO MY BABY!

Posted by: Xenomorph in a straw hat at February 24, 2013 01:49 PM (TDsQt)

34 Radio announcers breathlessly examining the consequences of a hot dog wrapper stuck on Gordon's grill. Gotta love it.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 01:49 PM (ZshNr)

35 My car is definitely junk

Posted by: Kyle Busch, running third at February 24, 2013 01:49 PM (hO9ad)

36 #@%$!@ timed scripts not working right.

#%^$#@
@^#%#@^^#@%!
[cusswords] [cusswords] [cusswords]

Posted by: Xenomorph in a straw hat at February 24, 2013 01:50 PM (TDsQt)

37 Spaceballs!!! There goes the neighborhood.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 01:50 PM (J8Sr0)

38 PWNED by scripts!

Posted by: EC at February 24, 2013 01:54 PM (doBIb)

39 Big ass wreck

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 24, 2013 02:00 PM (8sCoq)

40 Japanese Barbie is displaying poor trigger discipline.

Oh, this isn't the gun thread. Right, carry on.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2013 02:01 PM (sdi6R)

41 Wow, they're listing all the cars that are trashed. Sounds like a bunch of big names.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 02:01 PM (ZshNr)

42 oopsie there.

A fine example of how one wreck causes another six rows back and 200' later on the track.

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:01 PM (hO9ad)

43 Japanese Barbie is displaying poor trigger discipline.

A) I think we can safely assume those guns are not loaded
B) Riku is sufficiently annoying that I don't care.

Wow, they're listing all the cars that are trashed. Sounds like a bunch of big names.

Yeah, at Daytone and Talladega, you really want to be in the top four cars or in a separate pack about 5 seconds behind the lead group. Back of the lead pack is asking for trouble.

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:04 PM (hO9ad)

44 Riku is too much the fluffy air headed type anyway. Kinda like Tifa, just die already.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 02:06 PM (J8Sr0)

45 "This restart brought to you by the Green flag of American ethanol". They've got NASCAR, we're doomed.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 02:08 PM (ZshNr)

46 Don't you mean the "Green flag of Islam" there?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 02:11 PM (J8Sr0)

47 It's what the radio announcer intoned. I'm sure if CAIR paid for the time, he'd do a full call to prayer.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 02:12 PM (ZshNr)

48 Riku is too much the fluffy air headed type anyway. Kinda like Tifa, just die already.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 02:06 PM (J8Sr0)

can't we just say that there has only been three good Final Fantasies since 6? Those three being Tactics, 9 and 12

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 02:15 PM (vJdyz)

49 Kinda like Tifa, just die already.

Hey I liked Tifa! And Lulu. For the, um, character development.

Oh, who am I kidding, my favorite character of the modern FFs was Vivi.

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:15 PM (hO9ad)

50 he'd do a full call to prayer.

It's one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 24, 2013 02:16 PM (mjR67)

51 Oh, who am I kidding, my favorite character of the modern FFs was Vivi.


Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:15 PM (hO9ad)

Vivi and my waifu, Fran are boss

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 02:16 PM (vJdyz)

52 There's nothing like an ululating prayer uttered with a Southern drawl.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 02:17 PM (ZshNr)

53 (o.O ) Speaking of Final Fantasy, A Realm Reborn beta starts tomorrow morning.


I'm gonna hit the hay early so I can play before work tomorrow. That's the thing about being self-employed: you can't take days off of work. Can't call in sick.


*weeps into drink*


Also, Yuna and Rikku cosplayers are super cute but Yuna really needs to practice some trigger discipline. >_____> Even if its fake!

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at February 24, 2013 02:18 PM (scJ/H)

54 Years ago Microsoft did a classic games for Windows 3.1, Centipede, Asteroids, Battle Zone, etc.

I'd love to find that package again somewhere on an abandonware or torrent site...

I'm a total Battle Zone addict.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 24, 2013 02:18 PM (/gHaE)

55 43
A) I think we can safely assume those guns are not loaded

---------

Looking at the gun closest to the camera, I think we can safely assume those guns are plastic toys.

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 24, 2013 02:20 PM (1c58W)

56 43
A) I think we can safely assume those guns are not loaded

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:04 PM (hO9ad)


Guns are always loaded. At least that's what they say on the gun thread, which this isn't.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2013 02:21 PM (sdi6R)

57 Can your computer run Final Fantasy - A Realm Reborn?

http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 02:22 PM (J8Sr0)

58
That's the thing about being self-employed: you can't take days off of work. Can't call in sick.

And you always have an asshole for boss!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 24, 2013 02:22 PM (0WLla)

59 More than likely they are prop toys. But I have in the collection, still un-built, a Seburo C-1 kit that is designed to allow you to build it around a Walther PPK 6mm BB gun.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 02:24 PM (J8Sr0)

60 "Danica has Busch on her tail..."

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 02:26 PM (ZshNr)

61 I scored a 7298. *~* I am so excited I might well explode.


I like online gaming because I have a cadre of good pals to hang out with, most of whom I've gone to see across the fruited plain. Cheap, fun hobby. ^_^ I love cheap. An online FF that isn't as slavish as XI was (which I still played for years with this same group) is my ticket to paradise!

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at February 24, 2013 02:26 PM (scJ/H)

62 can't we just say that there has only been three good Final Fantasies since 6? Those three being Tactics, 9 and 12

I want to argue, but...

I'm probably more a fan of the levelling than anything else. The addiction factor of watching those progress bars fill up covers a lot of translation/plot faults for me. I'd love to see the GF system (not Drawing, the rest of it) from FF8 done in a game with a better story, actual levels, and a loot based income system.

I think there's something special to be had if the concepts of the sphere grid, license board (the international class limited version), and multiple classes got combined.

I don't know if I'm willing to pay to find out if they've done it though. I got FF13-2 cheap, and halfway through the game, I just can't force myself to pick it up again.

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:26 PM (hO9ad)

63
Looking at the gun closest to the camera, I think we can safely assume those guns are plastic toys.


Excellent, everything's going according to plan.

Posted by: John Malkovich at February 24, 2013 02:26 PM (0WLla)

64 Canned unicorn meat on Amazon. With customer reviews!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CRYE2C/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 02:26 PM (J8Sr0)

65 Will Kinlay Ardel go 'sqeeeee!!!!' and explode?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 02:27 PM (J8Sr0)

66 Speaking of Final Fantasy, A Realm Reborn beta starts tomorrow morning.

Let me know if they join the 21st century and go f2p

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:28 PM (hO9ad)

67 Nowadays we have to assume that even drawings of guns are loaded. At least in schools.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 02:28 PM (ZshNr)

68 Looking at the gun closest to the camera, I think we can safely assume those guns are plastic toys.

*puts finger on nose*

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:29 PM (hO9ad)

69
Excellent, everything's going according to plan.

Posted by: John Malkovich


Which reminds of the best line from that movie.

Mitch Leary: I have a rendezvous with death, and so does the President, and so do you if you get too close.

Frank Horrigan: You have a rendezvous with my ass, motherfucker!

I really need to work that into everyday conversation.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 24, 2013 02:30 PM (0WLla)

70
Nowadays we have to assume that even drawings of guns are loaded. At least in schools.


Drawn with fully automatic assault pencils. With eraser mounts. Black pencils of course.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 24, 2013 02:32 PM (0WLla)

71 I might well do that, Anna. *~* I am in danger of overload of awesome at the moment.


I firmly believe that the best FF ever was the Tactics remake, War of the Lions. Despite the framerate during ability use suffering in the PSP port, the change in speech from modern English to ... hell, Old English-esque, I suppose, and the additional cutscenes and FMVs made it a damned masterpiece. It is indeed my favorite game of all time.


Give me Ivalice Online and I'd probably vanish from the face of the earth. >_>


Also, highly recommend picking up Fire Emblem: Awakening as noted in main post. Excellent, excellent game.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at February 24, 2013 02:33 PM (scJ/H)

72 I wonder if you get a shorter suspension for drawing an unloaded gun.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 24, 2013 02:33 PM (ZshNr)

73 I will probably not be able to play it. Seems my connection speed is a tad slow.

Which is probably a good thing since I Need to, like you, be productive to generate a revenue stream.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 24, 2013 02:36 PM (J8Sr0)

74 I got FF13-2 cheap, and halfway through the game, I just can't force myself to pick it up again.


Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2013 02:26 PM (hO9ad)

that Lighting factor

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 02:51 PM (vJdyz)

75 Not gaming, but techy....anybody have a good guide for ditching cable and stuff and having a media server to stream movies and/or tv shows to 2 tvs?

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 24, 2013 02:52 PM (FIDMq)

76 So am I the only one who didn't understand the opening paragraph at all?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2013 02:55 PM (yCvxi)

77
Xenomorph, I loved your work.

Posted by: Professor Backwards at February 24, 2013 02:56 PM (w7J/R)

78 So am I the only one who didn't understand the opening paragraph at all?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2013 02:55 PM (yCvxi)

Andrew House (CEO of SCE) was the presenter of Sony's press conference to unveil the PS4. He kept trying to say "today" but his Welsh accent made it come out as "to gay" leading to giggles across the internet

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 02:59 PM (vJdyz)

79 Just skimmed through to see Forza 4. I put that game down after spending far too much time on it and Forza 3. Love those games!!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2013 02:59 PM (yCvxi)

80
I think I understood the parts about"driving" and "Dirt 2".

I am clueless on the rest, don't have the time to put into it. Nearing "Get Off My Lawn" mindset.

Posted by: Die Trying at February 24, 2013 03:01 PM (w7J/R)

81 Posted by: Die Trying at February 24, 2013 03:01 PM (w7J/R)


Yeah, I consider myself a gamer and have spent far too much time doing it myself, but this is for serious Inside Baseball types. Holy cow.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 24, 2013 03:05 PM (yCvxi)

82 Burn the Witch, those were my thoughts exactly and why I sent zakn the racing post. Join the Forza 4 club! I have mostly put the game down, but still enjoy hopping on and posting new times. And we need some new blood - right now there are only 3 people in the club, so the challenges get kind of stale.

Posted by: pilot141 at February 24, 2013 03:10 PM (2xUf0)

83
Posted by: pilot141 at February 24, 2013 03:10 PM (2xUf0)

really hope that every dev uses the Kinect for head tracking next gen

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 03:14 PM (vJdyz)

84 AMD to make a hair physics proprietary feature

http://blogs.amd.com/play/tressfx/

Posted by: The Dude at February 24, 2013 03:22 PM (vJdyz)

85 "Support used games in a big way?"

What the hell does that mean? Does he really think Sony wouldn't kill used game sales tomorrow if they thought it wouldn't create a big backlash? Sony has every reason to hate used games as it impacts on the primary revenue source of the game business. They either try to prevent it or leave the status quo alone. They sure as hell aren't going to encourage it unless they're in for a piece of the action.

Mark my words: over the course of the the PS4's existence they will increase the minimum size for a disc release every year, making more and more items available by download only and thus no resellable media. There is a push in the EU to require download sales include a mechanism for transferring a license but I don't think it's going to sustain a GameStop. (OTOH, you no longer have to worry about the condition or completeness of a package bought from GameStop online.)

Posted by: epobirs at February 24, 2013 05:28 PM (kcfmt)

86 And the gaming thread is killed by the gun thread. :-)

Any lurkers out there who might want to race - join our Forza 4 club (Ace of Spades HQ Mor) or hit me up on Steam for some PC racing. Username is the same as my Steam ID.

Posted by: pilot141 at February 24, 2013 05:58 PM (tfh+/)

87 Was looking forward to the new Aliens game too...I'll buy it when it goes on sale for $5 on Steam...got the AvP game that way, it wasn't that bad.

Posted by: CanaDave at February 24, 2013 06:40 PM (7JKfA)

88 You're crazy. KILLZONE is awesome.

Posted by: Jawknee at February 24, 2013 07:08 PM (wSd4f)

89 My son bought me Forza so I could practice before going over to drive the Nurburgring. You can go so much faster when you know what's over that blind hill ahead. Thank you, Forza!

Posted by: YFS at February 25, 2013 02:37 AM (zTBag)

90 zTBag. Cool.

Posted by: YFS at February 25, 2013 02:50 AM (zTBag)






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