EXTomar's forum posts

#1 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

No, what is really going on is that the "lead platform" often is more stable where the followup platforms tend to be unstable. Heck we see this even between consoles.

#2 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

I can't believe people get into a bug-a-boo over little details while ignoring the core thing John Oliver and crew brought up: There is a problem with online harassment that ranges from annoyances to destructive to dangerous where the attempt to hand wave it off or blaming the victim is equally terrible. Who cares if it is men or women or what ratio or whatever? Revenge porn and swatting are serious problems and seriously dangerous.

#3 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

I had a SLI configuration back when when the Nvidia 200 was bleeding edge. It was awesome when the game supported SLI but it did make the system more unstable if the game wasn't thoroughly tested for SLI. The big drawback was clearly the cost where I'd love to do it again if I got the money to go for it with 900s.

#4 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

@bigsocrates

Just keep the hands waving. :) There are plenty of games that don't have "XBox 360 servers" live any more. It is awesome that you can dig up Oblivion and play it but others especially third party games are going to be a crap shot.

#5 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

The issue isn't whether or not Microsoft can build a VM to run 360 games in the xbone (answer: unsurprisingly they can!) but how does do the online components work? XBox Live today isn't quite the same thing even for something like Gears of War (sans remake).

#6 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

@golguin:

One of the old issues is that Anime (and other tv/movie/video) is that it is passive while a Video Game is interactive. It isn't that Anime "gets a pass" but that there is a level and certain types of complaints are futile because the show is still the same show. On the other hand, a game can be patched or even modified by both the player and the creators.

#7 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

@ripelivejam

For me it isn't about loving or hating Microsoft but wistfully wishing Silent Hill was bigger. Microsoft can and maybe still go through with it but it would be no more than "money pit vanity project".

#8 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

I have a soft spot in my heart for Silent Hill but to believe that a new SH would be worth an exclusive is kind of "fanciful" because the audience just isn't that large enough to justify it.

But stranger things have happened last gen so why not now?

#9 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

I believe the issue is more that cultural attitudes about gender and sex promote this kind of thing. Make sex a stressful mystery that only "the beautiful manly man" can do and it is no wonder some nerdy guy would rather not bother, retreat the basement, and do it himself. Games and porn don't harass or reject him. And also, this ignores what "damage" it is doing to girls who can fall into a "Madonna Whole" cycle getting mixed messages about staying pure and being evil for tempting men.

And another thing, what is wrong with nerdy guys going nuts on porn? If they aren't bothering anyone, who really cares?

#10 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

This seems to sound like the same complaint about Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game on the whole is awesome, one of the best of the era, but the boss fights were weak if not broken. For games like this I always wonder if they should have never tried to build the game around the concept of "boss fights" where missions just unfold as the player complete objectives instead.

Having written that, if they feel compelled to have a boss fight they should have done them like the Zsasz fight where you have the tools to defeat them so use them. For other fights I would have have just as been happy showing a CG sequence instead.

And I loved the combat scenarios in both Batman: AA and Batman: AC. Fun on a bun brawling!