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Posted by Ben_H

At this rate we will be at 4 hour Bombcasts in a month or two. I'm certainly not complaining.

Posted by Fallen189

45 minutes with no videogames. I'm not sure about that

Posted by Zevvion

@david3cm said:

"Extraction is the best Dead Space game" Patrick I like you despite all the crazy, inaccurate shit you say.

His opinion is inaccurate?

Maybe it applies more to you.

Posted by SharkMan

Did someone say my name?

Posted by KittyVonDoom

@Milkman said:

The Devil May Cry talk is even more fun to listen to if you imagine a bunch of nerds pouting and stomping their feet during it.

The people over-sensationalising the minor merits of this new game are no better than the original hardcore fanbase clinging to theirs.

5 stars "must play"... for a single moment? Eff off.

Edited by Draxyle

That's what really gets under my skin about EA's actions with Dead Space 3; over and over again they force us to have these uncomfortable discussions about questionably ethical business practices, and at the end of it all, you just feel sick to your stomach and can't even enjoy the games they make without feeling dirty.

I cannot play Dragon Age Origins again because that DLC quest giver at camp will always be there to ruin the experience, and it's the same thing with every game they make and how they shove DLC advertisements into every corner of the screen. It's disrespectful to us and it's disrespectful to the actual developers of these games.

They need to prove to us why they need these micro-transactions in all of their 60 dollar products before I'll even consider buying from them again. Just like they said, I can only assume it's bloated greed if they don't give us a reason otherwise.

Posted by prestonhedges

@Zevvion said:

@david3cm said:

"Extraction is the best Dead Space game" Patrick I like you despite all the crazy, inaccurate shit you say.

His opinion is inaccurate?

An opinion can be inaccurate if he doesn't actually believe it, and he obviously doesn't.

Edited by Yummylee

Also , concerning your complaint with survival horror and how you're often hoarding ammo that you should have used in the first place: play the Resident Evil remake and Resident Evil 0 on hard mode. Trust me, ammunition is tough to come by in those games more so than in Resident Evil's PS1 outings, and every bullet and every herb is special :P

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Posted by kycinematic

The next Fast and Furious will be a free to play pvp multiplayer shooter. You heard it here first, folks.

Posted by Aegon

Three and a half hours? Fuuuuuuuuuck.

Posted by ModernMoriarty

Dead Space: Extraction is a great game - the bit where you're crawling through those tunnels and the 'Twinkle twinkle little Star' song from the first game starts up, is a truly bone chilling moment. Its just a really cool game, and far better than any other lightgun style game I've played.

Sad to hear that DS3 is just an action game though. I always kind of hoped that EA would try and get Bioware involved, and have them and Visceral cook up a survival horror RPG. I.e Survival horror mixed with 3D action and RPG story elements. Because I really like the Dead Space universe - the Church of Unitology, the hard science atmosphere, the body horror asthetics etc.

But instead, its a co-op action game... Gotta love the modern games industry.

Posted by soupbones

Ryan's uncomfortable Budweiser assumption still has me rolling... you could feel the tension for a good 5 minutes after that.

Posted by MJHAYLETT

I haven't seen a single Fast and Furious film and I am happy about that

Posted by Jimbot

The best use of a character coming back was in A Better Tomorrow 2 by John Woo. Chow Yun Fat has a twin brother and he is just as badass. It was glorious.

Posted by zpa

oh man does playing Dead Space 3 in a dark room eating humus sound more enjoyable than being forced to watch the super bowl.

God dammit

Posted by IronScimitar

"Old Cutty Shoemaker..."

XD

Posted by leem101

be hilarious if Sony do an apple style launch to go with this apple style press event, and launch 10 days after announcement

Posted by cosi83

Don't really understand the love comedy for Fast and The Furious. It is a franchise for wankers, just tacky and not fun at all. Surprised Expendables was never talked about on the cast, those films are on the other hand are of the highest quality

Posted by CptBedlam

And there we go again, and shitting on Lords of Shadow despite knowing nothing about the game. Good times, you are all wrong about that but at least you kept it short this week. :)

Brad stating that DmC is ten times the game LoS is, made me laugh.

Posted by Xeteh

@Milkman: So fucking true.

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

Jeff is correct. There's a part in Antichamber after you get the second gun where you are supposed to learn a skill but it's not very clear and easy to miss:

.Creating a square of bits fills in the square, creating more bits you can use.

Posted by ModernMoriarty

Its bizarre that given how large and multi-faceted this industry is, with all the different things they could talk about with authority, that they insist on continuing to talk about (and usually trash) things they know nothing about.

I sure I speak for most people when I say we're happy to hear their thoughts on any and all matters they feel like discussing - provided they know the subject matter. When they start throwing damning judgements about, with little (or sometimes no) experience of the subject matter, its just pathetic.

Posted by mrfluke

@Draxyle said:

That's what really gets under my skin about EA's actions with Dead Space 3; over and over again they force us to have these uncomfortable discussions about questionably ethical business practices, and at the end of it all, you just feel sick to your stomach and can't even enjoy the games they make without feeling dirty.

I cannot play Dragon Age Origins again because that DLC quest giver at camp will always be there to ruin the experience, and it's the same thing with every game they make and how they shove DLC advertisements into every corner of the screen. It's disrespectful to us and it's disrespectful to the actual developers of these games.

They need to prove to us why they need these micro-transactions in all of their 60 dollar products before I'll even consider buying from them again. Just like they said, I can only assume it's bloated greed if they don't give us a reason otherwise.

im studying business in college, and it really just seems like bloated greed.

from a real ice cold business perspective, it makes total sense why they would do it, as the potential profit margin from implementing this stupid microtransactions thing to the minority people that would buy this stuff to finish the game faster could be lucrative.

Edited by George_Hukas

How does the Dead Space IAP break the game.. but the fact you can grind/replay chapters doesn't?

Gotta bitch about something.

If buying $3 worth of Dead Space currency = Your an idiot

Buying $300 worth of Skylanders = ???

Posted by Oginam

@Draxyle: The DA:O stuff isn't nearly as bad. It's one guy you can just ignore for the rest of the game instead of dozens of prompts in menus to "buy dlc" or "buy credits". Plus most of that DLC for DA:O was actually enjoyable and (for the most part) well-made.

On the other hand, if DA:O had been made now, that guy would run up every time you enter camp and ask if you want to go on adventures. Then, if you say no, he would hand you a scroll that sits in you inventory and can't be sold or tossed. And he hands you that scroll every time, one for each piece of dlc, and they randomly get sorted into different tabs in your inventory. Oh, and that guy? He has siblings in every major quest hub and city, just in case he doesn't catch you at camp.

And if you ever buy the dlc, you pay a set cost but the dlc you get is random. Sometimes you pay 1200 ms for a staff, sometimes for a new set of armor, and rarely you get a new quest!

Posted by SgtSphynx

I'm with Jeff, fuck cilantro.

Edited by Fistfulofmetal

I find the need to push the opinion that DmC is not a bad game or a great game and is just an OK game that doesn't really deserve the big conversation that has surrounded it. It has pretty decent combat, lackluster level design (outside of 2 exceptions), and some really bad story telling and characters (Dante is a boring character who says nothing and does mostly nothing, Vergil is wasted, Kat is pointless).

It's a weird desire because I am contradicting myself. However this entire conversation around the game is that there's a big fan bad that is against DmC without any base. And there's this other side that's all "hey this games really really good!!"

It's OK. That's it.

And it's hearing them say the final boss is terrible is crazy. It's literally the only good boss in the game!

EDIT Oh man at least Patrick voices the fact this game not having a lock-on was a bad choice. Worst change they've made to the series by far.

Edit: and now I feel like an annoying whiny fan. All DMC games have had Lock-On until this game.

Posted by DeathbyYeti

@Fistfulofmetal said:

I find the need to push the opinion that DmC is not a bad game or a great game and is just an OK game that doesn't really deserve the big conversation that has surrounded it. It has pretty decent combat, lackluster level design (outside of 2 exceptions), and some really bad story telling and characters (Dante is a boring character who says nothing and does mostly nothing, Vergil is wasted, Kat is pointless).

It's a weird desire because I am contradicting myself. However this entire conversation around the game is that there's a big fan bad that is against DmC without any base. And there's this other side that's all "hey this games really really good!!"

It's OK. That's it.

And it's hearing them say the final boss is terrible is crazy. It's literally the only good boss in the game!

EDIT Oh man at least Patrick voices the fact this game not having a lock-on was a bad choice. Worst change they've made to the series by far.

Edit: and now I feel like an annoying whiny fan. All DMC games have had Lock-On until this game.

I agree

Also the boss they are talking about is so much worse than they think, but spectacle works on everyone differently

Also "it felt like a commentary on the quicktime event" I love when Patrick "reads" into things that dont have meaning

Posted by evanbower
@Pixeldemon

I was going to write "The Giant Earlycast" but then I saw like five people have already done that. Now I'm sitting here wondering why I ever thought that was remotely amusing or clever.

Ah, the internet.

Someday Internet speeds won't be described in terms of data, but by how quickly they can kill a joke.
Posted by Draxyle

@Oginam said:

@Draxyle: The DA:O stuff isn't nearly as bad. It's one guy you can just ignore for the rest of the game instead of dozens of prompts in menus to "buy dlc" or "buy credits". Plus most of that DLC for DA:O was actually enjoyable and (for the most part) well-made.

On the other hand, if DA:O had been made now, that guy would run up every time you enter camp and ask if you want to go on adventures. Then, if you say no, he would hand you a scroll that sits in you inventory and can't be sold or tossed. And he hands you that scroll every time, one for each piece of dlc, and they randomly get sorted into different tabs in your inventory. Oh, and that guy? He has siblings in every major quest hub and city, just in case he doesn't catch you at camp.

And if you ever buy the dlc, you pay a set cost but the dlc you get is random. Sometimes you pay 1200 ms for a staff, sometimes for a new set of armor, and rarely you get a new quest!

And now I'm depressed. If the downward trend of DLC continues as is, what we have now will seem "tame" in comparison; just like horse armor.

But yea, the DA:O is certainly not the worst they've done, but it was the very first time I thought, "Uh oh.. Bioware is in trouble".

Posted by meaninoflife42

I watched the 3 minute trailer today and boy is there some incredibly awesome stupid shit in there. I need a Delorean STAT!

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

So far Sessler has done the best review I've found:

Take this review, add a bit more issues with the fact the combat is fun but not anywhere near as interesting or nuanced as previous entries. Also the fact that Dante is the wrong kind of juvenile instead of how they were able to do it right in DMC3.

Posted by NoobSauceG7

That video games is going to crash was the most fucking depressing conversation I have ever heard...

Posted by Conciliator

I don't even know the DmC moment Patrick and Brad are talking about, can someone give me a spoiler hint? It's killing me now(played the game and it was solid but don't remember one stand out moment).

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

@Conciliator said:

I don't even know the DmC moment Patrick and Brad are talking about, can someone give me a spoiler hint? It's killing me now(played the game and it was solid but don't remember one stand out moment).

Raptor News level

Posted by Conciliator

Ohhhhh right, thought they were talking some image or line in a cutscene.

Posted by Milkman
@KittyVonDoom said:

@Milkman said:

The Devil May Cry talk is even more fun to listen to if you imagine a bunch of nerds pouting and stomping their feet during it.

The people over-sensationalising the minor merits of this new game are no better than the original hardcore fanbase clinging to theirs.

5 stars "must play"... for a single moment? Eff off.

The game is great. 5 stars "must play" because the entire game is awesome. 
Posted by ThePickle

One of these men is related to Brad (unless it was a coach).

Edited by Aegon

I think I'm at the exact same point as Jeff was when he was stuck with the green gun. I've solved some puzzles with it, but now it seems like I need some new ability to move forward. I tried rearranging the blocks in the "too many lasers" room for so long, but to no avail.

Edit: there's no reward for the pink/purple cubes? Wtf. Should I not even bother with it unless I accidentally stumble on it?

Posted by Aegon

@Milkman said:

@KittyVonDoom said:

@Milkman said:

The Devil May Cry talk is even more fun to listen to if you imagine a bunch of nerds pouting and stomping their feet during it.

The people over-sensationalising the minor merits of this new game are no better than the original hardcore fanbase clinging to theirs.

5 stars "must play"... for a single moment? Eff off.

The game is great. 5 stars "must play" because the entire game is awesome.

I really like the game as well.

Posted by Zamir
Posted by Legion_

@thecosmicfly said:

Too Fast... and early

AND FURIOUS

Posted by Legion_

ONLY 3,5 HOURS? SHIT'S FUCKED UP.

Posted by mrfluke
Posted by SatelliteOfLove

@Dead Space 3 talk: Welcome...to the future. Well, a brief slice of the near future until the general public drops it in disgust as they can get the same treatment from a game they got for FREE on their smartphone.

@captainanderson said:

It's that time again.

Nice choice.

Posted by Linkster7

Goddamn dead space spoilers! I'm to good at the guessing!

Posted by LiquidPrince

360 version of DmC is still the best looking version of the game. The PS3 and PC version of the game have weird shadow offset biases which make them look really bad. The PC version does run at like 350 FPS on my computer though...

Posted by mrfluke
Posted by Fleckle

@Legion_ said:

ONLY 3,5 HOURS? SHIT'S FUCKED UP.

Well 45 minutes is a circle jerk.

Posted by AngriGhandi

I think I disagree with the Bombcrew's view on "answers" in storytelling.

Answers are great and enriching to a story, as long as they're tonally consistent. A mysterious series needs to deliver its answers in a mysterious way.

Spelling out "exactly what is going on" in a series like Dead Space, which was always about shadowy organizations with inscrutable goals, is bad not because it gave you answers (and we're all a bunch of idiots who don't really want what we say we want) but because it spelled things out in a world where all the answers should be hard found, vague, and open to doubt. Because that's the tone.

There is a name for a story that gives you answers in a way that feels perfectly natural to the setting and tone of what came before it. It's called a great fucking story.