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CAGcast #429: Explosive Gas


#31 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7179 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 23 November 2015 - 12:08 PM

I finally saw a Tomb Raider commercial on tv last night. Didn't see a Fallout 4, then again they sell themselves.



#32 metallicoholic   Metal 'Til I'm 60 CAGiversary!   1220 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

metallicoholic

Posted 23 November 2015 - 01:32 PM

I've actually seen a bunch of Rise of the Tomb Raider commercials on Hulu, but it's part of a commercial for Microsoft demonstrating their exclusives (Gears of War, Halo 5, Tomb Raider). But I have seen it a lot.

 

Call me ignorant, but I always assumed you couldn't use a cell phone while pumping gas. In fact most gas stations where I live have signs specifically stating that cell phone use while pumping gas isn't allowed. Shipwreck is a criminal  :-$



#33 kenwatanabe   more human than human CAGiversary!   2226 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

kenwatanabe

Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:01 PM

Yeah i'm skipping on Battlefront for now. Not enough content and the season pass and DLC stuff is a little gross. Especially when other developers have stepped up and are trying new things to not split the player base.

 

For me the game doesn't seem like a Battlefront or Battlefield game. No Single Player or massive conquest style battles - just AT-AT assault with only four maps, a bunch of "defeat waves of enemies" game-types, three minute on rails Speederbike levels and some hero vs hero levels.

 

Will get much later on sale and when theres more content out.



#34 Jasper Kazai   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   184 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Jasper Kazai

Posted 23 November 2015 - 05:28 PM

Waiting in FO4 is indeed explained on a loading screen tip. It's incredibly dumb that you have to sit down. I don't care if it doesn't make sense to stand for 12 hours, I'm not doing some actual role-playing here. Waiting used to be incredibly convenient compared to sleeping, since you could do it anywhere. But now, they're about equal. And since you get an XP buff for sleeping, you might as well sleep instead.

 

I was able to fit in the elevator with the Brotherhood of Steel guy Cheapy was talking about. I didn't have any wackiness there. But elevators are kind of wonky. Any followers you have are teleported inside when you start one, and that leads to potential issues. When I was still using Dogmeat, he was teleported under the elevator once. I had to use console commands to warp him out. (He probably would have eventually been teleported to me, but I didn't want to wait for that.) But, yeah, that kind of "jank" doesn't bother me in the slightest. Mildly annoying is the worst it ever gets.

 

I both frequent Giant Bomb and listen to The Patch (the RT podcast where they disparaged Jeff Gerstmann). I was really disappointed that they did that. It was honestly dumb and made them sound very immature. An extra layer of ridiculousness to the scene that you guys didn't mention (probably didn't notice) is that two of the hosts, Gus and Meg, were actually wearing their plastic Pip-Boys from the special edition on their arms during that podcast. That really drove home the "sponsored by Fallout 4" angle.

I should note that I absolutely love FO4 and disagree with most of Jeff's complaints. Still think RT was in the wrong.



#35 Sgt Barone   CAG since 2008 CAGiversary!   2040 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Sgt Barone

Posted 23 November 2015 - 06:44 PM

Great show!  As far as what Microsoft is doing with the money made from Halo 5 REQ packs, it looks like at least $500,000 of it went to the prize pool for the Halo World Championship.

 

https://www.halowayp...-prizing-update



#36 CdnArmy33   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   34 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

CdnArmy33

Posted 23 November 2015 - 09:00 PM

I like GiantBomb but i was upset with the FO4 review for the consoles. Sorry but it's not a 3/5. 

 

I listened again to GB podcast and it drove me nuts. He didn't use VATs for the first half of the game, didn't do any gun mods, stopped collecting stuff, didn't bother with companions. I swear someone complained about encumbrance. I understand not wanting that stuff. But a lot of us play because of that stuff! Its an RPG, not a FPS.

 

But the most of all what pissed me off was someone said they should scale it down to get rid of jank. MY FUCKEN GOD!! NOOOOooo! I don't want Fallout Call of Duty. In a world of finite resources i would much rather have a game the size of FO4 with all the cool stuff than a world 1/10 the size with very little Jank.  Any major bugs will get patched out.



#37 kenwatanabe   more human than human CAGiversary!   2226 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

kenwatanabe

Posted 24 November 2015 - 08:05 AM

Waiting in FO4 is indeed explained on a loading screen tip. It's incredibly dumb that you have to sit down. I don't care if it doesn't make sense to stand for 12 hours, I'm not doing some actual role-playing here. Waiting used to be incredibly convenient compared to sleeping, since you could do it anywhere. But now, they're about equal. And since you get an XP buff for sleeping, you might as well sleep instead.

 

I was able to fit in the elevator with the Brotherhood of Steel guy Cheapy was talking about. I didn't have any wackiness there. But elevators are kind of wonky. Any followers you have are teleported inside when you start one, and that leads to potential issues. When I was still using Dogmeat, he was teleported under the elevator once. I had to use console commands to warp him out. (He probably would have eventually been teleported to me, but I didn't want to wait for that.) But, yeah, that kind of "jank" doesn't bother me in the slightest. Mildly annoying is the worst it ever gets.

 

I both frequent Giant Bomb and listen to The Patch (the RT podcast where they disparaged Jeff Gerstmann). I was really disappointed that they did that. It was honestly dumb and made them sound very immature. An extra layer of ridiculousness to the scene that you guys didn't mention (probably didn't notice) is that two of the hosts, Gus and Meg, were actually wearing their plastic Pip-Boys from the special edition on their arms during that podcast. That really drove home the "sponsored by Fallout 4" angle.

I should note that I absolutely love FO4 and disagree with most of Jeff's complaints. Still think RT was in the wrong.

Yup, that the funniest thing about it.

 

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#38 jonsauce   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

jonsauce

Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:34 PM

I am playIng Fallout 4 and MGS at the same time.

#39 Maddgief   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   290 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2015 - 08:05 PM

I'll risk the nerd fury: Too much time is being taken on shaq fu-ing comic books. It's a huge drain on the middle of the show and goes on endlessly. Even cheapy can barely contain his disdain.  Wombat and Ship shouldn't be able to dominate the whole show with their 'I wish I was still a child so I still collect  shaq fui-ing childish things' discussions.



#40 RiPPn  

Posted 25 November 2015 - 12:20 PM

As stated above RotTR exclusivity was purchased well into the development cycle and the only thing Microsoft paid for was to delay the core audience of the series, PC and PS4 owners, from getting the game.  The theory on this deal is Microsoft wanted a product to compete with Uncharted and wanted full exclusivity but Square wasn't willing to do this but Square saw a benefit in delaying the launch of a similar product on the PS4 as delaying it would mean not launching next to Uncharted, in essence a timed exclusive deal made sense for both parties.  What they didn't expect was for Sony to delay Uncharted which basically made the whole deal look incredibly silly.

 

I'm sure the contract stated the game had to be released "holiday 2015" which is why it was forced to be released next to other heavy hitters.  My guess is the game was supposed to release early to mid October to bridge the gap between Forza 6 and Halo 5, similar release date to Sunset Overdrive last year, but delays pushed it into November and as Aaron Greenberg said they viewed Fallout 4 as the weakest of the November releases, which it appears they were very wrong.  Side note, Sunset Overdrive also bombed and it didn't release next to a heavy hitter so unsure if the release date would have really made a difference, maybe there isn't an audience for these types of games on the Xbox unless it has "gears" in the title.

 

What they should have done is just delayed the release to March 18th or around there to keep the spirit of the deal in tact, but as I said above I think they were contractually obligated to release this year so here we are.  I hope the deal doesn't damage the ip to the point they quit making them or worse close down Crystal Dynamics, but I guess time will tell.



#41 Suedezilla   CAG Veteran Silenced   28 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Suedezilla

Posted 25 November 2015 - 04:42 PM

Not sure if this is a GAGbag thing or where that even goes but here it is.

 

At what point do gaming companies start making abridged versions of these huge ass open world games?

 

I guess the point of open world is I can go and do what I want, but when I see thousands of ?s on my screen I am more likely to just give up on a game then go through it quickly. what if there were a feature or a DLC to just give me a streamlined version of game, maybe some of the best side quests maybe options to auto select my traits or skills based on a preference I set at beginning of the game. I don't have time to read all this shit and experiment with different stuff or help people deliver their mail. Just give me the best of at a semi-optimum build so I can get through and enjoy the game and actually see the ending. There are too many damn games!

 

Is this a realistic path in the not so distant future given that the average age of people who play these games is increasing and as a society we demand immediate results with minimum effort?



#42 Suedezilla   CAG Veteran Silenced   28 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Suedezilla

Posted 25 November 2015 - 04:44 PM

I'll risk the nerd fury: Too much time is being taken on shaq fu-ing comic books. It's a huge drain on the middle of the show and goes on endlessly. Even cheapy can barely contain his disdain.  Wombat and Ship shouldn't be able to dominate the whole show with their 'I wish I was still a child so I still collect  shaq fui-ing childish things' discussions.

I don't hate the comic book stuff but it does seem to drag some days. I enjoy it more when it ties into a contemporary movie, game, show. Like if we were talking about Flash comics, I would be all over that Shit, Flash is sooo good.