AdMordem's forum posts

#1 Posted by AdMordem (462 posts) -

This is gold.

#2 Edited by AdMordem (462 posts) -

Steam Library - All Games 414

#3 Edited by AdMordem (462 posts) -

Wow, I got a XBOX ONE on release day in Aus and been having a blast. Needs more games, but Dead Rising 3, BF4, COD, AC4, and NBA2k14 are all awesome.

My 360 broke a few years ago, and my PS3 has been broken for about a year, so I might have been a bit more keen.

I also plan on getting both, but PS4 launch list was terrible, so I will wait until about March. Had the PS4 been able to play PS3 games like Beyond 2 Souls, The Last of US and Uncharted 3 (which I got halfway through before my PS4 got thrown off a balcony - long story, don't ask).

#4 Posted by AdMordem (462 posts) -

@mrgtd: Could have been a stealth game. You could argue why was the walking dead not a action game...
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the shooting, but making the middle of the screen face the bad guy and pull the trigger has been done to death. And then some.
It's actually an interesting question though, how can you present a story and a world like that, without making the combat so generic, or needing the combat to be the main focus.

#5 Edited by AdMordem (462 posts) -

I get what your saying to an extent.

I love Jeff to bits, but my taste is as often the same as his, as it is the opposite. For example, I'm zombie crazy, and jeff will never enjoy anything with any kind of zombie in it.

Same with Ryan why we were lucky enough to have him. He used to complain and act stupid at the sight of boobs. But stabbing guys as the central game play mechanic was fine, even sought after. I'm a realist, and would rather get Boobed in the head, then Stabbed. In the end, sex and nudity is pretty harmless, and violence kills people. But I'm not American, so I don't get a hard on for guns, which seems to be the case. The guilt over erotic feelings for violence makes them hate our natural state, which also can be erotic.

It is a positive though, the growth of gaming. I can have my adult adventure, and Jeff can play the same core mechanic he has enjoyed for 20 years, making the middle of the screen face someone, and pulling a trigger.

I also see a lot of gaming fatigue with the guys. There reason for complaining about Assassins Creed Revelations for example, was centered around you not playing your typical ideal male demographic of a protagonist. They were literally arguing that the game was worse for not having the same good guy every other game has had, ever. Then turn around and complain that they don't see enough new stuff in big games. They miss the part where they are part of the problem.

As much reverence as we have for these guys, their opinions should be considered, not automatically adopted.

#6 Posted by AdMordem (462 posts) -

I thought revelations was great.
Such a dark twisted ending to Ezio's story.
The ending was really sad, watching old ezio struggle to walk, then like Yoda burst into an attack for a second to fight for his home.
Won't say much more, but the main critique of this game seemed to be 'I don't want to play old Ezio' and dislike of the not so Disney-happy ending.
I enjoyed old Ezio and seeing his perspective later on, I also liked the emotional dark end.

AC1 I thought the game was great, liked the main character, but moved on about halfway through. AC3 had a really weak opening and I don't like the main character, but the homestead and boat missions where actually pretty cool.

So I guess AC1 as it didn't inspire me to finish it.

#7 Edited by AdMordem (462 posts) -

Had no problems partying up for Dead RIsing.

#8 Posted by AdMordem (462 posts) -

Funny people keep complaining that the voice commands activates randomly. As long as you don't say 'XBOX' unless you want to make a voice command, your pretty safe...

#9 Edited by AdMordem (462 posts) -

In my eyes, if the kennect was just made to be a solution for not having to type super long product codes in your console it is a complete win.
Everything else on top of that is gravy.

Voice not great for TV, solid for everything else.

#10 Edited by AdMordem (462 posts) -

There are very specific 'rules of engagement' for texting a potential love interest.

  • Not responding super quick, like you were just waiting around with no life for them to text you.
  • Trying to act casual and not super interested. (you can tell if this is an act, as they will be all over you when they actually see you)
  • If they are trying to win 'power', then trying to force you to double text is the plan. It's easy - don't.

Best idea is to match her pace. If she takes an hour, you take an hour.. or longer. If she takes overnight, you take overnight. If she never replies, don't reply on time.
Most girls like to be reassured a lot. At first, why it might not seem natural, don't just give compliments away blindly. Make her work for them a little. Just like you, she wants to feel that your a prize, not 'free to loving owner'.
Best time for compliments are when she touches you, or when personal space overlaps. This is a good time to give her an approving comment.
Always say something nice about her clothing or hair when you pick her up for a date, they have spent hours and feel they deserve that compliment.
Teasing compliments are great if things are going too slow. Don't offend with these, you want to challenge and get her to show a bit more interest.

'Your pretty, but I don't know if I can trust you. How good are you at keeping secrets?'
Compliments her, but also says she hasn't proved herself trustworthy. The way i've asked about secrets is also challenging, she will try and get you to approve of her as a secret keeper.
This is also the perfect lead in to some light contact, from the 'whispering of secrets'. You can judge how comfortable she is with you at this point, and step it up or keep building positive energy together.

All seems childish, but remember it's a game. You like games. That's why your on Giantbomb.

Girls are really cluey with this stuff. While we were talking football and COD strategy, they were reading dating advice article after dating advice article.

It could mean, she is just nervous so following a couple of these rules to give her some idea of how to deal with you.
She could just be better at playing the dating game than you. That's fine, everyone likes winning! Just read a bit online so you at least get the rules.
She could really like you, so she is trying hard to follow these 'rules' and not screw it up. (most likely)

Best of luck.