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#1 Edited by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

I guess images don't work in polls, it was supposed to be an obligatory "GB Relationship Hotline" post.

That's the one.

*edit: Or maybe they do, I don't know*

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#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

I'm torn on getting this game. On the one hand, I want to try my hand at making custom characters. On the other hand, I don't think my heart could take it when my Sam/Lonnie (from Gone Home) tag team inevitably gets rejected from WVGCW.

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#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

@bbalpert said:

It is not Ellen Page's year for games, is it?

"Hang on a second, Naughty Dog. I signed off on the rights to use my vocal and mocap performances for Ellie, but not my physical likeness! If you want a character to look like me, then you have to go through the proper channels like Quantic Dreams did for Jodie in this gam- OH SON OF A BITCH!!"

You realize she had nothing to do with The Last of Us, right? She wasn't in it at all.

Oh, I didn't realize that, my mistake. I must have conflated the things said about The Last of Us and Beyond back around E3. I thought it was a voice/likeness deal for B2S and a voice-only deal for TLoU. But then I suppose that very confusion does lend some merit to Page's concerns. Or at least stands as evidence that I'm not very perceptive.

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#4 Edited by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

It is not Ellen Page's year for games, is it?

"Hang on a second, Naughty Dog. I signed off on the rights to use my vocal and mocap performances for Ellie, but not my physical likeness! If you want a character to look like me, then you have to go through the proper channels like Quantic Dreams did for Jodie in this gam- OH SON OF A BITCH!!"

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#5 Posted by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

One thing that caught my attention in this game is that they explicitly tell you that TMs can be used as many times as you want. Has that always been the case and I just never realized it?

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#6 Posted by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

It wouldn't fit into any of your stated categories, but just in case, I'll mention the Judge John Hodgman podcast. It's actually quite impressive how insightful Hodgman can be in a lot of these cases. Also, he can throw surprisingly dark at times. For example, on the subject of a father having his 1 year old son wear a kitschy 60's Beatles cartoon show t-shirt, Hodgman asked "So what else do you make your child wear to convince yourself that you're not dying?"

And I guess some episodes deal arguably with technology, like the one where 2 guys were debating whether or not a machine gun counts as a robot. His verdict, by the way: They don't.

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#7 Edited by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

Haunter, because he's the coolest!!

This guy know's what's up.

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#8 Posted by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

If you do end up playing Eternal Darkness (which I would recommend), I'd be curious to hear your thoughts. I loved the hell out of that game when I played it, but I have this weird, unfounded suspicion that it might not have aged well. Maybe it's still great, I don't know.

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#9 Posted by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

The part that people always tend to forget is that "but this one looks like it'll be good!" is not a sign of a game breaking out of the Sonic Cycle, it's part of the Sonic Cycle.

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#10 Edited by BBAlpert (1581 posts) -

@thesoutherndandy said:

My parents told me never to let a stranger into my safari zone. Get outta here creepo

Well then what am I supposed to do with these Safari Balls, girl?

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