EXTomar's forum posts

#1 Posted by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

Lain is a show that was very much of its time and makes no sense today. I'm not surprised someone who saw it in 2014 would dislike it.

#2 Posted by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

I suspect we'll hear about one of them utter the words "shipped feature complete" trying to explain why their game release completely broken.

#3 Edited by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

Destroying a block of concrete with my bare hands is also hard, difficult, and challenging but that doesn't make it good or even fun.

The thing that really really really really bothers me about cheap rpgs are they are lazily designed and lazily built and that makes it unfair. There was no mystery to how to beat Dragon Quest 8...just lots of grinding where even doing simple math exposed how much grinding you would have to do. Time is not much of a test or challenge. There are games like even the Demon's Souls had out right bugs and mistakes and which is very bad in "psuedo-rogue" games. And still others like RoS just obscure and obfuscate to the point you ignore the game's feedback.

If some high profile western developer pulled that we'd laugh at how juvenile, amateur, and broken the game is. Yet hardcore fans said "this is how they want it". Modern game design emphasizes showing the player "the rules", asking the player "What do you do?" in scenarios, and rewarding and punishing the player for following or breaking the rules. All too often these games fail all of that.

#4 Posted by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

This thread shows why "Game of the Year" is a bleh idea.

#5 Edited by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

@zombie2011 said:

@extomar said:

@big_jon said:
Xbox 180? Woah, that's edgy man.

Was Microsoft "edgy" for picking a silly name that could be riffed on in jokes so easily? The Xbone still reads like x-bone or is anyone who notices that "too edgy" for you too? :)

As for the price drop being temporary, it feels like a questionable move to bring it back up. It moves at $350 (or lower) because it feels like the right price point and not because people love it.

It's not a silly name, they market it as an All-in-One device so Xbox: One makes perfect sense.

Can't believe people still make console name jokes, do they think they are clever? Is anyone really laughing at gaystation 4 or failbox? Xbox 180?? Gamers were crying over the Xbox DRM announcement, then as soon as they change their policy they get made fun of for it.

Why does it make perfect sense? This would be like Sony releasing something called "Playstation Prime". It makes perfect sense to "true believers" and is "huh?" to everyone else. Is "Playstation Prime" a service or a device? Is "Playstation Prime" the next console or something that compliments the PS4? Who knows but man is "prime" edgy!

As for making fun of names, this is what these games these console run promote. These games want the buyer/player to be aggressive and forceful and punishing any weaknesses. *shrug*

ps. If the XBox One is one of those "all-in-one", it doesn't do a very good job where my clunky, ancient MacBook Pro is closer than that thing is.

#6 Edited by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

@big_jon said:
Xbox 180? Woah, that's edgy man.

Was Microsoft "edgy" for picking a silly name that could be riffed on in jokes so easily? The Xbone still reads like x-bone or is anyone who notices that "too edgy" for you too? :)

As for the price drop being temporary, it feels like a questionable move to bring it back up. It moves at $350 (or lower) because it feels like the right price point and not because people love it.

#7 Posted by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

I would think Predator would be a better fit but I see why Terminator would work too.

#8 Posted by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

The issue with AMD is that their quality is highly variable. I had one machine (that runs Linux) with an AMD card in it and it has no problems. I had another machine where depending on which game you ran first would garble the colors where driver update after driver update and even a firmware update didn't fix it and threw it out for a much more stable Nvidia.

I don't fault people for going with AMD because of price but I will never again because I don't want to waste my time since I can spend a little bit more and get an Nvidia instead.

#9 Edited by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

We just had a year with two movies (Frozen and The LEGO Movie) that were insanely popular with kids and where full of "idealism". To suggest kids don't care about ideals or relationships is full on BS. They can and will handle the relationships in Korra pretty easily.

#10 Posted by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

Video cards are one of the major, most expensive parts of a modern PC. Buying an ATI or any video card just because one thinks "it is cool" is easiest way to lead yourself to a disappointing build.

As mentioned by others, NVidia is still around because their product "just works". The only product that "just works" better is Intel (and they have more cards out there!) but they don't play in the same "bleeding edge" space.