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#1 Edited by deerokus (542 posts) -

Alright, I've never posted in here before, but I finally have a game that's been bugging me. I'm going crazy here, so please help save my sanity. Here's what little I know:

  1. It was a PC game.
  2. Likely a mid to late '90s release, as that's when I would have played it.
  3. It was an FPS.
  4. I believe it had polygonal graphics. I definitely remember it looking more advanced than, say, Doom.
  5. Instead of guns, you had other things, such as, I believe, water balloons.
  6. I seem to recall quite a bit of toilet humor and general grossness.
  7. There maaaay have been some stealth elements.
  8. I think there was a big duck or bird running around that would shoot you.

For the love of god, someone know what I'm talking about. Honestly, I may have dreamed this nightmarishly crazy sounding game.

Sounds a bit like the South Park FPS.

#2 Edited by deerokus (542 posts) -

Isn't this more about EA previously having real guns which are official merchandise of their games? Seems they're stopping that, rather than not having branded guns in their games.

#3 Edited by deerokus (542 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

@abendlaender said:

As a non-canadian: That's I we learned it in school in europe, so I don't think it's weird at all.

Edit: I hope I don't offend some sort of canadian national treasure by saying this but: Bagged milk looks unpractical as hell.

But it's so damn cheap. That's literally the only reason to buy it. It's for college kids (like me) and poor families who can't afford the practicality of a carton of milk. Milk cartons are almost 5 bucks or over 5 bucks in some case (for a 2L carton). It's like 3 and change for the bags and you get like 4 and a half liters. A jug or bottle is unheard of here for some reason.

@chocolaterhinovampire said:

@mikkaq: I think the new bills look and feel like shit but it does make me think of the fuuture

Why is Canadian milk so expensive? That's like twice as expensive as it is in the UK.

#4 Edited by deerokus (542 posts) -

It does depend on the country somewhat, but I get the impression in the US it's de rigeur? I live in Scotland, used to live in France, and it's not done in the same way it seems to be in the US. In Scotland and the rest of the UK you tip the staff at most non-fast-food restaurants, as well as taxi drivers, tradesmen, guys who sell newspapers and hairdressers. And, to be safe, I always tip takeaway delivery drivers, but that isn't exactly expected. Maybe leave some change in the change box thing at a coffee shop or cafe. That's about it. It can be weird to tip in other situations. In fact, one company I worked for expressly banned us from accepting tips, which caused some bother when an old lady tried to give me a pound :<.

If you have, say a light meal in a bistro in France it's kind of standard to just tip the change that's leftover, maybe €1-2 for good service. Probably more for a fancy restaurant but I could never afford that. You wouldn't tip for a cup of coffee or a demi of beer. If you're American, however, service staff know that you guys expect to leave tips, so might try to con you into it a little bit.

As mentioned above, waiting staff are paid much more in places like France (and even in the UK) than they are in America, which is a key distinction.

So as with much of what Patrick declares to be a fact, it's a semi-truth he hasn't bothered looking into properly.

#5 Posted by deerokus (542 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Sounds dumb and I've never heard it before.

I was listening to some 2009 bombcasts and they used it, so I bet you've heard it before. Brad had discovered LOL and HON. MOBA hadn't been an established term yet. They were talking about possible names for the DOTA clone genre and Vinny suggested Hero Action Game, which they rejected because it was too similar to the already existing Character Action Game.

Lords Management, please

#6 Edited by deerokus (542 posts) -

The inability of Americans to prounounce 'Craig' and 'Graeme/Graham' always makes me laugh. And confuses me. Jack Bauer's brother in 24 had something like 5 different pronunciations of his name, all of which were wrong. And they didn't even spell it properly! 'Graem' FFS! >:<

As a Scot, I've noticed that Americans with Scottish surnames (of which there are many) often mispronounce them. 'McKay' seems to be 'Muh-KAY' (rhyming with ray) in America. It should really be 'Muh-KY' (rhyming with sky).

Anyway Lara isn't that unusual a name, is it? I have known several. It's just Larry with an 'ah' sound instead of an 'ee' at the end. Very easy. Getting it wrong is like pronouncing 'Ryan' as 'Ree-an' or something stupid.

#7 Posted by deerokus (542 posts) -

@smiddy said:

I just hope Sega let Relic do their own thing.

They probably will, just about the only things Sega do right these days are the PC-only games from their British studios.

#8 Posted by deerokus (542 posts) -

@Shensai said:

I feel that Saints Row and Metro will be left to their own devices with Koch

They're two big brands for them, previously all they had was Dead Island, the Anno games, weird German strategy things and snooker games.

They seem a decent smaller publisher.

#9 Edited by deerokus (542 posts) -

Hotline Miami has a publisher, who already had a few games on Steam. Devolver Digital, who are small, but publish all the Serious Sam games. I think that's why it didn't have to go through that process.

Edit: as for evidence, it's on their own page.

"Steam Greenlight has replaced our previous submission process. Any developer or publisher who is new to Steam and interested in submitting their game to the platform should submit their game through Steam Greenlight."

This happened a couple of months AFTER that RPS article.

#10 Posted by deerokus (542 posts) -

[quote]i don't think ALL developers are being funneled in that direction;[/quote]

They are, almost everyone who isn't a major established publisher or developer has to go through the process. It's just the worst idea.