• BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic I make ‘gross’ free to play games. on the Free to Play board

    This article ignores the fact that most F2P games that are disgusting (as opposed to selling aesthetics or have a shareware type model) are intentionally designed to have an addiction curve and ultim...

  • BigSocrates posted a message on the post Giant Bomb Mailbag: Is Aioli Mayonnaise? It Is, Right?.

    Something about this video made me intensly miss Ryan. He would have had a ton to say and he opened mail with such panache. Not intended as a criticism of Dan.

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Prospective PS4 owner here: How do you like yours?. on the PlayStation 4 board

    It's okay. The biggest "problem" is that I haven't really played much AAA stuff on it. I've spent much more time with games like Transistor, Crimsonland, and Rogue Legacy that just don't require the ...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic In Defence of The Gamecube. on the GameCube board

    I don't hate Sunshine but it's not a proper Mario game because it features a unique control scheme and abilities that were never seen again. Mario doesn't control like Mario except in a small subset ...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic In Defence of The Gamecube. on the GameCube board

    The Gamecube gets overlooked because the system itself looks like a toy for children, it lacks a proper Mario game, and it was the console where Nintendo truly lost third party support. There were ma...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic What is your October game?. on the General Discussion board

    Shadow of Mordor looks AMAZING, but so does Evolve. I will probably get them both and justify it because one is single player focused and the other is multiplayer focused. If I had to choose probabl...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Dan's DMV Adventure (Work In Progress). on the Off-Topic board

    He's choosing to publicly tweet this stuff (and in the manner he tweets it.) He chooses to publicly discuss it on a podcast. I think he wants people to laugh. It's part of his comedic schtick and he ...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Dan's DMV Adventure (Work In Progress). on the Off-Topic board

    I'm starting to believe that Dan is utterly sincere in the weird stuff he says/does (like insisting that Aioli and mayonaisse are totally distinct because one is called aioli and the other mayonaisse...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Not a Console War Discussion (Please Help Me Decide). on the General Discussion board

    How can we decide how much you value multiplayer vs resolution vs specific exclusives? There's just not enough information here. Do you multiplayer once a month or every night? Do you LOVE Last of us...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Anyone else having this Xbox One issue?. on the Xbox One board

    Not that problem, but tons of problems with my voice headset and getting the Xbox to recognize it. One of my pet peeves.

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Why are Co-op games typically 4 players?. on the 4 Player Co-op board

    @applefrog said: Initially, I thought it began with Left 4 Dead, but the PS1 and SNES both allowed for a simultaneous four players with the installation of their respective Multitaps.Is it because fo...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic How do you guys go through your gaming backlog?. on the General Discussion board

    Totally haphazardly. When there's nothing new out that I desperately want to play I look through my options on my various console hard drives and the discs I haven't played and pick one that I'm in t...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic No Patience for Long Games (and SNES recommendations)?. on the General Discussion board

    I am terrified of truly long games because of my limited playing time. Even Grand Theft Auto 5 took me a month. Mass effect 3 was another month playing nothing else. In theory I'd love sinking into a...

  • BigSocrates created a forum topic Giant Bomb needs an East/West feud show on the General Discussion board.
  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic What annoys you the most at your job?. on the Off-Topic board

    Long hours and there's constantly minor things that trip you up or issues (often seemingly small details) that come up and then blow up into huge and lengthy tasks. Plus being on-call even when I'm n...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Should I get the One version, or the PS4 version?. on the Valiant Hearts: The Great War board

    The PS4 is 3 more advanced than the Xbox One, so you should get it.3 more!

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic What difficulty do you typically choose when playing a game?. on the General Discussion board

    I don't have enough time to play 10% of the games I want to play as it is, let alone if I extended the time by playing on hard all the time. I will ocassionally play on hard to test my skills, or if ...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Bias against League of Legends. on the League of Legends board

    The gaming press plays DOTA so they know DOTA or at least know and respect people who play DOTA (Greg Kasavin, Brad, Etc...) League is just more of a mystery and easier to dismiss. It's hard to dismi...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Game removed from Xbox 360. on the X-Men board

    @andyphifer said:Xbox support has verified that the game is no longer available for purchase. He said I can get it back from Download History, but how does that explain the game being deleted from my...

  • BigSocrates posted a message in the forum topic Commentary on GB Hiring. on the General Discussion board

    It's hard to read anything from a sample size of 2, especially when we don't know the context. We don't know how many women/minorities applied. We don't know how good they were.Also it's unfair to sa...