• 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 ...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic That game you can never manage to finish.. on the General Discussion board

    The biggest offender that stands out to me is the original Deus Ex. I don't know why it is I haven't finished the game; it's got an unrivaled atmosphere, rich gameplay, and a great story. My excuse w...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic 3 Weeks in EVE: The Long Haul. on the EVE Online board

    Awesome! I can tell that you're getting more into the game with every passing week, as the density of EVE-lingo increases with every entry. Really fun articles though, thanks!

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    To be honest, I preferred this on Fridays. It was nice to come home from work and have a set of articles to delve into in that transition period between work and fun on Friday (waiting for everyone t...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Why Is Microsoft's Plan to Turn Retail Xbox Ones into Dev Kits News Today?. on the Xbox One board

    Maybe it's just because it's the morning and I didn't get enough sleep, but I had no idea what I was just reading here the first time I went through. Went back, makes sense now; great article Patrick...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic 2 Weeks of EVE: Economic PvP. on the EVE Online board

    Awesome write-up. Usually we "fans-from-afar" only read about the newbie who participates in a gigantic space battle and loves the game as a result, so this was a fresh--and, in my opinion--more intr...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Video Essay: A Story About My Uncle.

    Patrick, I like the idea behind these kind of "deeper than Quick Look" videos, but I think there was an inconsistency between your tone and the content of the video throughout. From the caption, I tho...

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post How to Build a BEAST - Episode 01.

    Damn, might go check out that VGNY when I'm downtown more often.

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post E3 2014: We're Talking Over the Sony Press Conference.

    Loving Jeff's cynicism on the games here, cracking up hahaha.

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Games that you're still surprised you find new things in.. on the General Discussion board

    Gotta go with Deus Ex. Such an expansive, detailed world with little details you find every playthrough.

  • bgdiner posted a message on the post Watch Dogs Review.

    Was not expecting this in the least, but glad the truth's out. Great review Jeff.

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Dunkin Donuts opening up in Sweden. How good are they?. on the Off-Topic board

    Haven't had a donut there in a long time, but I love the coffee during the cold seasons. There's nothing as tasty and satisfying to drink in the cold as a large hot coffee with milk and sugar from Du...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic Kinect Died in the Uncanny Valley. on the Kinect Support board

    Wasn't terribly surprised by the announcement. I think consumers are, at this point, expecting this kind of retroactive dismissal of previous declarations, e.g. used games, always-on, Kinect. I think ...

  • bgdiner posted a message in the forum topic The good, the bad, and the downright ugly of video gaming / Hollywood crossovers. on the General Discussion board

    Great post. Spiderman 2 (not this "Amazing" bullshit) was a great game with the open city, and I really enjoyed the original Spiderman for Xbox. Of course no list is complete with Chronicles of Riddi...