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#13901910 PSN Weekly Deals - 4/10: Rockstar Sale! $20 Owlboy, $14 Aegis D...

Posted by Ex~ on 08 December 2017 - 08:55 AM

What the Fuck did I just watch? And since when does an 8+ minute video count as a teaser? I probably would've been more interested if there had been less because that made no sense whatsoever. But because it's Kojima and Daryl Dixon people will go apeshit over it.

Considering Kojima has so far made literally perfect games on Playstation, Playstation 2, and Playstation 3, I think he's earned some amount of excitement over his work? Although I honestly haven't seen much excitement over Death Stranding, mostly just cynical comments from people expressing how much better they think they are than anyone excited for the game. 




#13901906 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Ex~ on 08 December 2017 - 08:37 AM

WTF Overwatch has no business winning those 2 categories, as an Esport? LOL DOTA and CSGO are way bigger I would say Hearthstone is a bigger draw than overwatch.  

I'm fairly certain the point of having videogame awards isn't to just read off the top played or top selling or top watched games lists, or any other objective, indisputable metric that you could read off of a chart. If you want that you could ... you know ... read a chart. 




#13898699 All store target received Classic SNES in stock in stores only

Posted by Ex~ on 04 December 2017 - 07:02 AM

Except the question isn't "Hey, why do you want a SNES that's so dumb", it's "Hey, why are you going through the time and effort to get this particular SNES and not one of the other ways you could be playing the same games?"  This is where most people would respond with the advantages of this particular model to make it worth the price/time/effort and not start going ape irate that anyone dared question their purchase.

The only way someone would need the appeal of this product explained to them is if they are willfully feigning ignorance. 

 

If the questions were ever genuine, we'd answer them at face value. But the questions aren't genuine, instead they are unhinged ramblings about bags of fish heads. 




#13897720 All store target received Classic SNES in stock in stores only

Posted by Ex~ on 02 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

I just don't understand how this conversation pops up every damn time. I'm sorry but if you didn't think these things would sell like fucking hotcakes the moment the NES Classic was revealed...then...that is the bigger mystery to me because it was fucking obvious.

"Why would anyone want an SNES classic, you can just [insert a bunch of bootleg ghetto ways of playing ROMS here including flashing your own Raspberry Pi]?" is just a way of succinctly expressing that you are both smug and ignorant. Thousands of people are excited to buy this product, there's no legitimate question that it is a valuable and beloved product, yet more than half of this thread is people discussing whether it should exist. The fact that these ignorant discussions are allowed to go on here is honestly an embarrassment to this forum and I think mods should step up.

It's like I've been transported back a decade when mods allowed "console wars" garbage to go on unchecked. I notice CheapyD's Dropmix thread hasn't been taken over with "you can just look up all these songs on YouTube and leave them playing on separate tabs" comments. 




#13896810 PSN Weekly Deals - 4/10: Rockstar Sale! $20 Owlboy, $14 Aegis D...

Posted by Ex~ on 01 December 2017 - 08:13 PM

They’re not even participating in the 12 Deals of Christmas promo like EU PSN is. This lack of any action lately makes no sense.

I blame Trump!

 

Americans are more likely to freak out about a Christmas themed sale on PSN [as opposed to a Holiday themed sale].   I'm sure some American companies have policies against calling things Christmas sales at this point.

If you elect me, we're gonna be having Christmas flash sales again, believe me. Believe me.
 




#13896291 Free for PC/STEAM The WORST X-com Game ( X-com Declassified) on Humble Bundle...

Posted by Ex~ on 01 December 2017 - 07:39 AM

People hate it because XCOM jumped on the third person shooter bandwagon with it. To be fair, to counter that criticism they specifically called it "The Bureau" and moved XCOM to the subtitle.

As far as boring rehashed third person shooters go, it's really not bad, and is actually slightly less generic than most.

So they own the XCOM franchise and want to get a little bit of that generic third person shooter cash, should we really rake 2K over the coals for it? If they made any money off it and that keeps them making more turn based XCOM games under the proper title then all the better. 

It's not like they Syndicate'd the whole series like EA. They just spun off a bit for a cash grab, give them a break.




#13896288 Five Below $5 games

Posted by Ex~ on 01 December 2017 - 07:25 AM

Battleborn disks are the new AOL Trial CDs.




#13863731 PSN Weekly Deals - 4/10: Rockstar Sale! $20 Owlboy, $14 Aegis D...

Posted by Ex~ on 30 October 2017 - 07:21 AM

I can absolutely understand not liking The Last of Us. 

Its status being constantly heralded as "the defining game of its generation" is, IMO, utterly ridiculous. The Uncharted games have definitely gone through an unflattering reevaluation in recent years, and I think it's time for TLoU hype to get the same reality dose. 

Still a game that I enjoyed a lot, mind you. And obviously an exciting prologue (I feel like half of what I read about it is people who just played the prologue ...).




#13861370 $5 Amazon Gift Card at Coca Cola.com

Posted by Ex~ on 26 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

I love how many people are so fascinated by the fact that something you can drink has a pH slightly below 7. So shocking!

Yes, it's acidic enough to work well as toilet cleaner, but a lemon would work even better. Fresh squeezed orange juice is more acidic. Yet no one is freaking out for pages and pages about the idea of eating citrus fruit  :roll: .

 

You know what else is a great solvent? Water. 

Coca Cola's unhealthiness has absolutely jack shit to do with its acidity  :roll: .




#13682363 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Ex~ on 05 April 2017 - 05:33 AM

Episode 7 of what?  

Big Little Lies finale man, you been living under a rock? Can't believe who Ziggy's father turned out to be--shocking!




#13677423 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Ex~ on 30 March 2017 - 10:02 PM

I loved all of the first three. They were all amazing and among the most memorable games I've ever played. 

 

Andromeda, however, is such a POS. It is the most tedious, boring game.

 

In short, you go to planets, find a desk, hit a button, scan things, and then talk to people. This is literally the game. It sucks. I wouldn't buy it for $20 because. I think it is that bad. 

Totally agree. It's more misgudied third-person "open world" nonsense.

 

It's not hard to understand what these games get wrong fundamentally: sandboxes aren't fun. To make a good game, developers have to craft new and interesting experiences, not copy-paste the same boring ones a hundred times and put out press releases about how much "content" there is to "explore".

The Mass Effect trilogy was good for exactly the same reason KOTOR was good. A good storyline with interpersonal developments between compelling characters, with lots of new unique individually-crafted experiences to encounter as you travel through the galaxy and plot. 

 

Hopefully one day AAA gaming will escape from their "open world" obsession and find a new shitty design misconception to beat into the ground.