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#1 Posted by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: it seemed to me like they edited the hell outta the fighting scene just to make it not look stupid. Take a look at the fight Jon Snow had a couple of episodes ago and you'll realize they're struggling with choreography. The only really good fight we've seen was the one between Ned and Jamie back in season one, and even that one had it's fair share of "fake" swings. But then again I'd probably blame the source material, a fight like this (agile vs literal mountain) is easy embelish when you're writing, but to actually act it out in a believable way is probably quite different.

#2 Posted by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

@epidehl said:

I think this will be my first year since following Giant Bomb that I won't be able to watch the Press Conference's live, which is a bummer since without the chat there's basically no point.

Same here, excited but sucks not being able to follow the coverage live.

#3 Posted by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

Without minimaps I just tend to open the full map a lot more, which is way worse. While there has been some improvements lately (especially in car games) with directions being displayed in the world etc the one "anti-map" feature I've enjoyed the most is the "click for objective" Sleeping Dogs (and more recently ESO) implemented. I can't imagine mini-maps every going away though, it's just such a powerful tool for situational awareness. It displays way more information than you could ever fit on the entire screen with a normal game perspective, and it usually takes up less than a tenth of the display.

The fact that people complain about spending too much time staring at the minimap only confirms how effective of a tool it is.

#4 Edited by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

Doesn't this make the cover just non-sensical. Imagine you look at that cover without knowing what the game is about at all. What would you think ? Without the obvious notion that he's the villian you would assume he's the protagonist and it looks like some crazy attempt at bringing your traditional FPS to a new level where you play a fashionista going on a murder-spree in the Himalayas.

#5 Posted by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

@ares42: So you're mad that there are too many games out?

No, I'm not mad. I'm just saying that if you fill your store window with a ton of garbage I'm not gonna bother going into your store.

#6 Posted by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

Streaming a pre-made video. This is the future of videogames people...

#7 Posted by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

@ares42 said:

I've completely tuned out the Steam store at this point. I buy games I've already decided to buy, but I never ever browse. There's just too much going on, the only category that's even mildly useful is top sellers, but even that gets filled with garbage. Haven't bought a single game from any of their big sales in years, in fact at this point I find it more annoying when they run the big sales as it just adds another layer of shit I have to wade through to find the game I'm looking for.

I get that they're making a bunch of money on it, but man...

What?

It's a store. Just like every other store on the internet you find what you want by using the search. Why are you wading through shit?

As any other store it operates with a "display". Yes, if you know exactly what you want you can go in and find it (as I do), but the quality of the "display" determines how likely you are to pick up something you hadn't already decided to get. A few years ago taking a browse through things like their new releases or coming soon categories (or even just opening the frontpage) actually had a decent chance of revealing something interesting.

#8 Posted by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

I've completely tuned out the Steam store at this point. I buy games I've already decided to buy, but I never ever browse. There's just too much going on, the only category that's even mildly useful is top sellers, but even that gets filled with garbage. Haven't bought a single game from any of their big sales in years, in fact at this point I find it more annoying when they run the big sales as it just adds another layer of shit I have to wade through to find the game I'm looking for.

I get that they're making a bunch of money on it, but man...

#9 Posted by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

@siroptimusprime: I'm just gonna take a guess here, but do you run with Jaunt() as a main ability? I think this is sort of a trap most people will fall into ("having a dodge is good"), but using Jaunt() to enhance one of your main abilities really changes up the pause-play dynamic.

#10 Edited by Ares42 (2582 posts) -

The thing that has always made GB stand out to me is that they just seem like a bunch of guys that enjoy videogames. There is no gimmick, no fake enthusiasum etc, just people talking about videogames in the same way I'd talk to my friends about videogames. And then on top of that the guys also know their shit and aren't just spouting nonsense. They also all have gaming interests I can relate to in some way or another. But ye, mostly it's the approach of not trying to seperate themselves from the audience, but rather make us feel like they're one of us.