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#1 Posted by deerokus (597 posts) -

Usually at least one or two a day if I'm going into the city centre (Glasgow, in Scotland). Don't know why, but Glasgow seems to be the Japan of Europe when it comes to the 3DS.

#2 Edited by deerokus (597 posts) -

His Ghosts of the Ostfront series is superb, as is the one about Rome. He usually takes a few months between podcasts, but considering he's basically doing fantastic mini-audiobooks every time, it is understandable.

#3 Posted by deerokus (597 posts) -

The bit where they are being chased through 'Glasgow' and its all palm trees and shit because they filmed it in South Africa.

#4 Posted by deerokus (597 posts) -

3DS would be a nice fit too, would be a big hit on the eshop.

#5 Edited by deerokus (597 posts) -

Seems they were robbed. Dammit. Jeff in chat just said

The majority of our equipment has been removed from our shooting space and we are looking into our options there.

#6 Edited by deerokus (597 posts) -

@renegadedoppelganger said:

Gamespot stream brought up a good point. Why is $500 - $600 ipad acceptable yet a console at the same price point offering more functionality is not?

Many, many people can't afford ipads either and they are obscenely overpriced. Ipads have many more uses, and are competing with PCs rather than consoles. Apple can charge more as they have millions of idiotic rich fans. Ipads are better value, really.

Anyway consoles have traditionally been for the common man, somewhat, they've not been the preserve of rich people. This console will be, at least in the UK and Europe. They're aiming this at AV fans rather than gamers, it seems.

#7 Edited by deerokus (597 posts) -

It's a little less clear cut in games, where plot doesn't always matter and/or doesn't always carry over between sequels. Every Mario platformer basically has the same plot and slightly different gameplay, it doesn't mean they're reboots or reimaginings.

In films it's generally clearer that a 'reboot' is going back to the start and throwing out all the establish story.

#8 Posted by deerokus (597 posts) -

@legion_ said:

@deerokus said:

Really nobody is 'evil incarnate' in this, that suggests you just don't get it. Tywin is just ruthlessly pragmatic in protecting his family's position and his legacy. Even if that means really screwing up his own kids. Not evil. Cersei is a complicated psychological mess, envious and somewhat bitter and frustrated about the lot she is forced to accept as a woman. Not evil. They're all really interesting characters.

I "get it" just fine. But what about Joffrey? Justify his actions too.

He's a inbred psychopathic fucker. Not evil though :D

#9 Edited by deerokus (597 posts) -

Really nobody is 'evil incarnate' in this, that suggests you just don't get it. Tywin is just ruthlessly pragmatic in protecting his family's position and his legacy. Even if that means really screwing up his own kids. Not evil. Cersei is a complicated psychological mess, envious and somewhat bitter and frustrated about the lot she is forced to accept as a woman. Not evil. They're all really interesting characters.

I don't even think they're really the main villains. I've not read the books, but I man, they're all being played by Littlefinger/Mayor Carcetti, aren't they? So far anyway.

#10 Edited by deerokus (597 posts) -

Yeah Fuse has had no marketing whatsoever in the UK, you would only know about it over here if you're the kind of video game fan who reads American websites like this one. And guess what, all of those people know about the focus crap rubbish. Also, if you've never heard of it and walk into a branch of Game to see if anything new is out, the box doesn't really scream 'quality product'. It's still quite amazing to only come 37th in a week when gaming sales are about as low as you can ever expect (rare sunny weather into the bargain).

I do think the market for the big budget style of video game in general is getting smaller (at least at the £40-£45 release price), so many of these games are released to miserable sales.

Finally, Pachter said this would sell 5m copies. HA!