BBAlpert's forum posts

#1 Posted by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -

Whoawhoawhoa! As much as I like this game, this is a terrible precedent to set. How long before we're forced to upgrade handhelds/consoles on a regular basis to keep playing games? If this becomes a trend, might as well just go PC.

My thoughts exactly. Plus, it's going to make Nintendo's severe naming problem that much worse. People already have a hard enough time understanding that the Wii U is a different system from the Wii (not just a peripheral) and that the 2DS ISN'T a different system from the 3DS. Now there's going to be a system called (in Japan at least) "New 3DS" which ALSO isn't a completely new system, but DOES have features that let it play unique games.

I feel so, so sorry for the people working at places like Gamestop that are going to have to try to explain all this to people.

"I'm sorry, but that game is only compatible with the New 3DS. No, I understand you didn't buy a pre-owned 3DS, but that's different from a New 3DS. If you'd like, we have a few refurbished New 3DS's in the back for a discounted price. Yes, a pre-owned New 3DS still plays New 3DS exclusive games."

#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -

I can't decide who I want to root for in the PAX Royal Rumble. Based primarily on promo videos and pictures, I think I've narrowed it down to either

Jared "Lunatic Fringe" Rea


Brad "Colon Dee-stroyer" Muir

The current unknown in my mind is Jeff "Black Dragon" Green, which I only call an unknown because I don't think he's released any sort of promos yet.

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -

I've taken to naming my characters FemShep.

This includes a brief stint of playing that dumb Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game (thanks, Patrick) as FemShep. Her "introduction" quote thing was "I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite boutique in the city"

#4 Posted by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -

How sad is the state of current affairs that one of my first reactions to this (after "oh good, nobody got hurt") is "thank goodness the streamer was a white guy, otherwise this would have gone WAY worse." I hate humanity sometimes.

Call me old fashioned, but in my day, when people on the internet had someone's address, they just buried the house in free FedEx boxes and complimentary copies of the Book of Mormon.

#5 Posted by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -

@ravelle said:

@bbalpert said:

@ravelle said:

Rune Factory 4.

I thought I just saw Rune Factory 4 on the 3DS eShop 2 days ago.

Or was it bad and that's the joke?

Yeah, the joke is that I happen to live in Europe where some 3DS games never see the light of dayt here. And in Runefactory's case, the publisher went broke before they could get the game to the Europe.

Oh, sorry about that.

#6 Edited by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -

@ravelle said:

Rune Factory 4.

I thought I just saw Rune Factory 4 on the 3DS eShop 2 days ago.

Or was it bad and that's the joke?

#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -
#8 Posted by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -

@extomar said:

I don't get the issue with Zoe Quinn. Why is the internet freaking out and obsessed with her? Specifically I don't see the issue with Ben Kuchera writing a story on Zoe Quinn while giving money to her on Petreon. This would be like I can write something praising or condemning how PBS works because I gave them $200 in the last pledge drive.

The only conflict of interest I can see is if GB or whoever is "subscribed" to someone's subscription service and has a show or article on subscription services and deliberate avoids or explicitly shows things they've subscribed in only a good way.

Its a good deal different because the money goes directly to the person. You are basically paying their bills for them. Its not difficult to see a conflict of interest here, don't you think their motivations might be in question?

What you're talking about is almost the opposite of a conflict of interest. If Quinn were paying Kuchera, THAT would be a conflict of interest. This is more along the lines of say, Vinny buying a game on Steam in order to do a quick look video.

#9 Posted by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -


I'm not watching Raw right now, but if this is a reference to something that happens, I will be so, so happy.

#10 Edited by BBAlpert (1486 posts) -

I was going to comment on how cool the US Mega Man cover is, despite all the hate it gets, but then I saw the PAL cover.