Alphazero's forum posts

#1 Posted by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

Heya, applying.

#2 Posted by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

New engine? Please?

I know how big an ask that is, but as much as I love the gameplay of Fallout 3 and Skyrim (when it works) it's more than little bit creaky.

#3 Posted by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

Microsoft store says $399 and Amazon says $479 for Sunset Overdrive bundle. Has anyone spotted it at $349?

#4 Posted by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

Very well written, Jeff.

#5 Posted by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

I don't think it's Dark Souls he hates so much as it is all of videogames and the devotion they can create in players jumping through the arbitrary game hoops. He's saying there's no value in it.

The next stage is to realize the same thing can be said of all of life and you have to create your own value.

#6 Edited by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

Oh man.

So heartbreaking. I met him once, and he was kind and funny. I listened to him for hundreds of hours worth of podcasts and felt like he was a friend. Nothing compared to his family, Giant Bomb and otherwise, but I will miss him. The world is lessened by his absence from it.

#7 Edited by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

And into this Xbox he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Xbox to rule them all.

#8 Posted by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

Set it in a time period and location that has, you know, buildings and shit to climb on.


#9 Posted by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

@villainy said:

@Ravelle: As I understand it's not that the APIs are wonky, it's that they don't exist. Achievement tracking currently is the programmatic equivalent of hitting view source in your browser and picking out the relevant text. Scraping pages like that is the worst possible way of collecting data. The most innocuous looking change on the source site can completely break scraping scripts.

With a complete site rewrite I'm sure the engineering time is better spent squashing real bugs instead of maintaining achievement tracking. Hopefully the manufacturers will make actual achievement APIs to go along with their new consoles but I'm not holding my breath.

Sony, Microsoft, Valve, Apple and anyone else possibly reading this:

I play many games, mostly on 360. Giant Bomb's cross platform Achievement tracking system got me to play more games on other platforms because I suddenly had a way (that I cared out) that surfaced those achievements. I'm sure I'm not alone. Provide an API and you will have more of my money.

#10 Posted by Alphazero (1638 posts) -

I will miss the achivements. Everything else looks fab.