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#1 Posted by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -

Where's My Water is fuckin' rad. It's seriously a way better physics puzzle game than a Disney-produced phone game has any right being.

#2 Edited by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -

Scooter brothers has been my favorite so far. I have seen a few of the other unique transitions, but I feel like I've been getting a ton of the generic ones (Michael leaving a coffee shop, Franklin leaving a bar, Trevor waking up somewhere and smashing a bottle onto the ground).

#3 Edited by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -

Look at it this way, guys. Maybe "set in the same universe" is their way of saying "this one's not going to be in China, it'll take place on the mean streets of Long Island!"

#4 Posted by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -

@wjb said:

Welp, as usual I came in too late. I'm sure it was a nice discussion!

Here's a mirror someone made.

I was going to ask why putting up a mirror of an NDA-breaching video wouldn't be just as big a deal as the original upload of the material, but I realized halfway through typing it out that the person uploading the mirror wouldn't have signed/been bound by the NDA. It seems like it still could cause some problems.

And for the record, I don't mean that you would be the one getting in trouble for sharing the video, @blu3v3nom07, I was talking mostly about whoever uploaded that mirror.

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#6 Posted by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -

When you see news stories about specific companies on the main "Finance" page, does that mean that stock is about to rise/fall, has started and will continue to rise/fall, or has already risen/fallen?

Like if I see something like "*insert lazy joke about fat Americans*, Burger Shot restaurants doing great!" does that mean I should invest because it's on it's way up? Or does it mean I should not invest in it because it's just finished going up and can only go back down? Similarly, if something is reported to be doing poorly, would I buy immediately, assuming that the report is a sign that it has already hit rock bottom? Or would I want to wait a bit, if the report means that the stock is going to tank (but hasn't yet)?

Or are those news stories basically fluff/red herrings?

#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -
#8 Edited by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -

@supamon said:

First 3 books in the Horus Heresy series should set you up on whether you'll like it or not. After that it's pick and choose your favourite chapters/legions or authors. Anything by Dan Abnett, Graham Mcneill and Aaron Dembski-Bowden is good stuff.

@phrosen said:

I remember enjoying the Sandy Mitchell books, the Ciaphas Cain series and the Dark Heresy novels.

One thing to note about the Ciaphas Cain series is that it's got a decidedly lighter tone than most other 40K books. Not necessarily comedy, though. Thinking about it now, I'd probably say it's the closest thing the 40K universe has to its own Gotrek and Felix series.

Also, I second the suggestion of the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies.

#9 Posted by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -

@nagogii said:
@chainreaction01 said:

I'd be down for like an Anti-L.A Noir. Instead of trying to piece together killing sprees, you are coming up with these grand schemes to get away with murder while still leaving just enough of a trail for the cops to look for you but find nothing.

I was initially going to say that I'd be concerned that a slasher game could easily turn out to be an average stealth game with regular people replacing the enemies. Something like this could be cool, but I still think it'd be difficult to pull off well.

The first 15 minutes (aka "the good part") of Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit was kind of like this (which made for a great demo). Unfortunately, the game goes completely off the rails not too long after that first section.

#10 Posted by BBAlpert (1618 posts) -

Grim Fandango isn't necessarily scary, but it is a great game, and it IS about skeletons, so that's kind of spooky.