Brodehouse's forum posts

#1 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

The hair options were pretty awful as well.

Welcome to the Alliance, soldier, you are the best of the best. Now cut that fuckin' hair!

#2 Edited by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

Jeff in a spot where he can react to things rather than present them lets him be way funnier.

Dan Ryckert is a Goddamn revelation.

No comment on Brad until he goes to rehab and gets off the Dota. Friends don't let friends do Dota.

#3 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

@milkman said:

@brodehouse said:

@hatking said:

This is, like, one thing in this industry right now that people can feel good about. The people making it come off endearing and genuine, and it's a really ingenious idea. If it works out, it actually could be something really fucking special. I think people are kind of into the idea of feeling good about something going on right now.

Well then 40% of people have to hate it if 60% of people love it. It wouldn't be Video Games On The Internet if it wasn't.

Anytime something is "hyped" or whatever, there are always going to be people there to try and tear it down. Will No Man's Sky live up to these expectations? I have no idea. The whole thing could crash and burn and turn into a total disaster. But I find it hard to not to root for a studio of 4 young, ambitious dudes trying to make their dream game. Maybe I'm overly sentimental but I find the whole thing really inspiring.

The E3 trailer plays every hour or so at my work and it never doesn't capture my attention when the PC leaves the cave and sees the sky. I think half the reason why sci-fi has done so well in both film and video games is that the visual of a different horizon, a different sky, a truly alien environment is absolutely arresting. The dream of escaping our pale blue dot is breath-takingly massive when you think about it, and as much as I enjoy cynical space-trucker futures, No Man's Sky has tapped into the wonder and gravity of possibility, of discovery.

This week on the Bombcast, they take umbrage with the somewhat simple tone of Destiny, but I actually really love that tone because it hearkens back to early sci-fi, an optimistic and altruistic world shaped by the best in human behavior rather than the worst. That shit really works with the Halo choirs everywhere, it gives it a real sense of ... I hate to say glory, but that's what it's gotta be.

#4 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

Oh God it's one of those fucking games where you hold buttons and then do the d-pad and then let go. I am beyond happy the market spoke and fucked all those loonies to the poor house.

#5 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

@hatking said:

This is, like, one thing in this industry right now that people can feel good about. The people making it come off endearing and genuine, and it's a really ingenious idea. If it works out, it actually could be something really fucking special. I think people are kind of into the idea of feeling good about something going on right now.

Well then 40% of people have to hate it if 60% of people love it. It wouldn't be Video Games On The Internet if it wasn't.

#6 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

Well now I feel bad because I don't own a car and I didn't know any of these apparently super-obvious things that everyone who is an adult knows. Guess I'll just go hang myself.

#7 Edited by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

In kayfabe it could be argued that she's a robot and her strength comes from her freakish robotic skeleton and so on.

Personally, if anything I would want my Shepard to appear a little less fitness-model-ish and more like the street tough she was. I wouldn't want mine thicker, I would want her muscles the same thickness but more defined and ropey and gross, and her skin mottled with scars and so on. I want a Shepard who would appear on Worldstar Hiphop instead of WWE.

I just remembered that male Shep actually is a model.

#8 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

hahahahahahaha twitter.

If Twitter wasn't helping people in theocracies and authoritarian states communicate and reveal the tyrannies they suffer, it would be absolutely fucking worthless. Just seems like a parade of unintelligent people stamping their feet and kvetching about how it's so terrible that other people are allowed to exist.

#9 Edited by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

E got a letter from Titan Towers the other day

He opened and read it; it said they was suckas

#10 Edited by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

@mb said:

I'm really curious to know how many Giant Bomb users have never even played games like Maniac Mansion, Day of The Tentacle, or Fate of Atlantis. Give the age of these titles, I bet it's a huge percentage and that is just so unfortunate.

Never underestimate the amount of poor kids who have to play older, cheaper games and consoles.

I'm Patrick's age and I played Maniac Mansion on the NES in 1995 because we was po'.