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#1 Edited by Duffyside (890 posts) -

Yes, there was a time where I could proudly say I watched every Quick Look (or thing like it). But those days seem to be gone forever, and I really miss the occasional QL that would reveal to me a game that looked awesome that I never would have looked at if not for this site. Even more so, I miss going into a QL not expecting much, but laughing my butt off.

So, any recommendations, from say the last few months? Or even from 2014? And yes, I've seen the Velvet Sundown Quick Look, and The Fall... basically if they've talked about it on the Bombcast I've watched it. Or if it's a recognizable name, even a name like One Piece, I've probably checked it out.

Just seems like there's a lot of stuff on the site recently that doesn't ring any bells, and I don't know where to start. There's no way I can watch them all, so any help would be appreciated. Unfinisheds, Bombasticas, anything in the QL format counts, just as long as it's a cool game, or a really funny "episode." Thanks in advance, duders!

#2 Posted by Duffyside (890 posts) -

Hopefully this isn't considered uncouth, but I haven't had any luck searching online, so I was hoping you duders could help me out?

I finally unpacked my headset yesterday, charged it and plugged it in and it worked awesome. Instantly paired, I could switch between audio just for chat or the whole game, good quality, great.

Then played today, worked great again right off the bat, and then at some point I couldn't hear chat nor could they hear me. Checked the mic volume thing in the PS4 settings, and it seems like that's working, could still listen to game audio, but no chat, and no one hearing my mic.

Anyone know how to fix this? Anyone else had similar issues? If it's any help, the only thing I can think of that coincided with the problem was joining a party in the OS for a brief second. I've tried turning the system off, unplugging and charging the headset, still no dice. Thanks all.

#3 Posted by Duffyside (890 posts) -

Has there been any information about the details of the hiring process? Specifically, I'd like to know who made the decision for each position, if it was discussed amongst the staff, and if so who. If there were interviews and how many. Simply curious.

Anyway, just to share my opinion, I think the comments and negativity about Dan and Jason being the wrong persons for their new jobs because of their race, gender, and/or sexual preference to be repugnant, and the very essence of bigotry. I think people should really take a step back and think about what it is they're actually saying.

On a lighter note, I think the hiring of a pair of people who already have a working relationship and some chemistry is a downright brilliant move. It allows for each person to more quickly and easily grow comfortable in their new positions. Meanwhile, Dan is a perfect pick for the editor slot, as with Vinny's move to New York, and of course Ryan's passing, Giant Bomb really could use an infusion of frivolity to help fill that incredible void. The only person I can think of who might've been as good a pick as Ryckert is Jeff Green.

Really excited to see what happens next, both in SF and in New York!

#5 Posted by Duffyside (890 posts) -

@mcintyre:

Oh man, that's exactly why I came here, to beg you, Giant Bomb forums. Is there anyone who is going to archive today's stream for those of us who won't be able to catch it live? I humbly beg someone to take up this task, as E3 week can't start until I pretend I listened to Jeff and company drive to E3 as it happened.

I'm sure it will be archived on Jeff's mixlr eventually, but I'd really rather listen to it before the events themselves because, well, I'm neurotic like that.

#6 Posted by Duffyside (890 posts) -

@duffyside said:

@abendlaender said:

This sounds more like a "This is what I want to see" list. I don't buy it.

You shouldn't. Not only is it an incredibly over-ambitious wishlist, it's also implausible and impractical. Is there one "big" World Wide Studio not listed on there? If this were true, what on Earth would Sony show at next year's E3, or any other show between then for that matter? They have to save some things to keep the information flowing.

Add to this that the show needs to be under 2 hours, and we all know they need to fit in Destiny, Assassin's Creed, and probably a couple other third party titles and this list seems like a total scam.

I doubt even HALF of that list shows up.

All they have to say is that there are a lot of studios working on next gen titles and maybe show a 1-2 minute clip of trailer or a logo of the game. Half of these games I bet won't be playable, but rather trailers or simply logos. And half of those games will probably make another appearance next year. It is completely feasible to fit this in 2 hours. Sony just has to simply announce it and can save gameplay for next year.

Just compare this list to other E3 shows that Sony's had though. They never pack this much stuff into it. Is it physically possible for this all to be shown? Yes, but it's incredibly unlikely.

#7 Posted by Duffyside (890 posts) -

@meatball said:

@duffyside said:

@abendlaender said:

This sounds more like a "This is what I want to see" list. I don't buy it.

You shouldn't. Not only is it an incredibly over-ambitious wishlist, it's also implausible and impractical. Is there one "big" World Wide Studio not listed on there? If this were true, what on Earth would Sony show at next year's E3, or any other show between then for that matter? They have to save some things to keep the information flowing.

Add to this that the show needs to be under 2 hours, and we all know they need to fit in Destiny, Assassin's Creed, and probably a couple other third party titles and this list seems like a total scam.

I doubt even HALF of that list shows up.

Not that I actually believe this list, but if Sony were to show a game/trailer from each of their major studios would that actually be such a bad thing? Not everything announced would necessarily be a "next 6-12 months" release, or even be shown in with any kind of hint that it's in a playable state. Teaser trailers and all that jazz. This early in the console cycle would it really be such a bad thing for either Microsoft or Sony to lay most of their cards on the table and say "Hey, if you buy a console now this is the awesome stuff you're in for over the next 18-24 months".

Guess I've never been a big fan of the mantra that E3 reveals have to be games releasing in the next 6 months. There's always the danger that something could become the next The Last Guardian-esque vaporware, but I've always kind of enjoyed knowing about a game's existence early and following it over the course of a couple of years. It was super cool to see Watch_Dogs announced so early back in 2012, for example. Though that's also a perfect example of what damage revealing a game before it has actually gone through a proper development cycle can do to people's perception when it fails to reach the lofty heights set by an ambitious early reveal and the ensuing expectations/speculation running rampant. Personally, I think Watch_Dogs still looks great, but it's clearly not on the level of its initial reveal and that has caused some significant backlash from the internets.

The rest of your reasoning is perfectly sound (hell, the part I'm taking issue with is pretty sound too, sadly).

It wouldn't be a "bad" thing, at least from my perspective as a consumer. But it would be a bad thing in their perspective, as the marketing philosophy of most game companies seems to be one of always wanting to have something new to announce. I'm not decrying this fake leak because it's "bad," but because it's totally unrealistic. It's just a matter of "if they show this much first party content, where does that leave them for next year?" They need to keep some things in their pocket. Heck, I bet they've already scheduled games to be shown at Gamescom and E3 2015.

I would've bet Uncharted 4 was a shoe-in three months ago, but with so many people leaving that studio, I'm wondering if there's so much turmoil that development has been significantly interrupted. The detail that it is one of the rumors bolded in the leak though gives me a little bit of hope. I strongly doubt God of War 4 will be teased, and with Santa Monica's other project being canceled I wouldn't doubt that their only showing at E3 will be of an assistant-capacity (helping on The Order and other titles). Wipeout is a pipe dream and isn't really "E3-caliber" (I say this as a person who really likes Wipeout). The last two games in that series have been heavily-discounted digital titles or a Vita game. It's not a series that screams "E3 blowout" to me.

I could go on, but rather than bore everyone (too late?), I'll just end with the craziest and most untrue rumor, as I see it -- Sony Japan is going to debut THREE games at E3? THREE of them? Of course not. Even if they are working on three games, why show them all at the same time? Probably the most telling detail that this "leak" is a fanboy's wish list (mine).

#8 Edited by Duffyside (890 posts) -

This sounds more like a "This is what I want to see" list. I don't buy it.

You shouldn't. Not only is it an incredibly over-ambitious wishlist, it's also implausible and impractical. Is there one "big" World Wide Studio not listed on there? If this were true, what on Earth would Sony show at next year's E3, or any other show between then for that matter? They have to save some things to keep the information flowing.

Add to this that the show needs to be under 2 hours, and we all know they need to fit in Destiny, Assassin's Creed, and probably a couple other third party titles and this list seems like a total scam.

I doubt even HALF of that list shows up.

#9 Posted by Duffyside (890 posts) -

I'm sick and tired of all this political crap ruining this website.

#10 Posted by Duffyside (890 posts) -

Vinny needs to write more! His relentless optimism in written form is just so much fun to read.

Definitely... except for that bummer of an opening. Woof.