• bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic What's your least favorite critically acclaimed game?. on the General Discussion board

    The Legend of Zelda and Mario games. I know that they are incredibly popular games even among non-Nintendo enthusiasts, and have been system-sellers for decades, but I just don't see the appeal. I me...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Next Year's Assassin's Creed Game Has Already Been Leaked. on the Assassin's Creed: Victory board

    From a business perspective, I can't fault Ubisoft for capitalizing on the popularity of the franchise: if it sells, sell it. The Assassin's Creed games, apart from III, have always been fun to me des...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Here's Yet Another Master Chief Collection Apology From 343. on the Halo: The Master Chief Collection board

    I can understand, if not respect, the decision to rush a game to market in a semi-finished state. But there's limits to how much is "too much," and this is a prime example. If 343 had polished the ga...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post EVE Online's New Trailer Showcases Players Being Amazing.

    This is the kind of game you wish you had time for, between work, school, and everything else. I played the trial for a few days, and could tell that if I really wanted to get invested in the game, i...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post I've Seen the Light on Dragon Age, and It's Glorious.

    As much as I want to just jump right in to Inquisition, I'll feel miserable the entire time knowing I'm missing a cool cameo here or some plot line there, like you said. I know I really should just j...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Quick Look: Grand Theft Auto V (PS4).

    I really can't wait to play this on PC, just hope we get a port more like Max Payne 3 than GTA IV. I think this game runs on the Max Payne 3 engine, so hopefully it's of a similar quality on PC.

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Halo's Matchmaking Getting Better Later This Week, Hopefully. on the Halo: The Master Chief Collection board

    Like some of the comments above stated, it's surprising Microsoft hasn't issued an announcement about this. The MCC seemed to me like a system seller a la the original Halo--or at the very least a pre...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Far Cry 4 Review.

    Very excited for this one, but I don't know how ready I am to spend $60 for such a similar experience right now, given that I picked up Far Cry 3 for $12 a few months after release. But I am confiden...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Mento Gear Solid 2: React-sons of Incredulity (Part 2: Plant). on the Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty board

    This is great stuff man. Really funny reading this, thinking the whole time, "I'd love to play this again...oh right, *that* would suck to play again." I have a fond memory of this game, as it was my...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Quick Look: Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

    Hot damn does Halo 2: Anniversary look amazing. Definitely getting an Xbox One for this.

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Halo 2's New Cinematics Are Looking Really Damn Good.

    Is it so wrong that I'm seriously considering picking up an Xbox One solely for this? The only thing that could have made this trailer better would have been the full version of that "Give the Covena...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Quick Look: Dreamfall Chapters: Book One: Reborn.

    Thought I was watching a Deus Ex game for a bit during the opening.

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Flawed Masterpieces.

    Awesome list. I love finding out about cool games like these, since I'm also a big fan of such "Icarus" games, especially Alpha Protocol.

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Quick Look: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

    I've always despised any kind of time-sensitive meter in games except when they occur only in specific instances (time trials, get Lance Vance to the hospital before he bleeds out, etc.). It's why I ...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Spookin' With Scoops: 10/14/2014.

    Didn't know a thing about this game before this stream, but as it goes on I'm a little disappointed. The tutorial sequence, while frustrating, promised more of a horrific experience than these later s...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Social Gaming and the Fear of Missing Out.

    Great points, Patrick. I think the feeling of FOMO is, as a commentator above put it, a symptom of our always-on social lives, and while I may sound like an old man, I think it's for the worst. This k...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Quick Look: Hyrule Warriors.

    This looks like a game that could be mindless fun, though I'm not sure it'd be my choice for mindless fun.

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 09/08/2014. on the General Discussion board

    Nothing like coming home from grueling classes to sit back and read some choice articles.

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Live from NY! It's Friday.

    @michellewomann: I hope you're being sarcastic.

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Unfinished: Destiny 07/18/2014.

    This holds no interest for me. I don't know what it is, but the game just seems very template-y. Maybe something will convince me as we approach release, but there's really nothing here sticking out ...