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#1 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

I have been a subscriber since they started offering it, and I've been following the site since day one (and the people on Gamespot before that). I am not a person that plays a lot of different games. I never owned any consoles and do not own a TV, I have only ever played games on Amiga 2000 and PC. The last decade I have played World of Warcraft and in recent years Hearthstone, Diablo 3 and Overwatch.

Nevertheless, I used to watch pretty much all the Quick Looks and other videos because I found them entertaining. Over the years some of the quirks have started to grate on me, just like they have on troll93. The fact that they can't look up prices on games before they record Quick Looks. Why do they have to address the fact that they do not know the price during the video? Why not quietly spend the 30 second to look up the price on Steam or wherever on their phone and then tell us? Sure I can go and look up the price myself after the video, but I can also just as easily not watch the video at all and go somewhere else for the same type of content with someone that tells me the price and all the information about the game that I might want to know.

Also the act of playing games poorly can grate on me sometime. I fully understand that it's part of the act to deliberately look away from the screen when the game tells them what to do and then play the game poorly for comedic effect, but in my opinion the only person on the staff who gets away with doing this and still be funny is Vinny. Also if sort of breaks sometimes like in the Chrono Trigger endurance run when 5 minutes after a conversation with an NPC who told them exactly where to go they complained that the game wasn't clear about what they should do next. You can't both uphold this act and then try to seriously accuse the game of doing something that you are doing pretend.

I do have to echo what other people in this thread have said and give great kudos to GB East for their content and just general attitude. Austin is a great addition to the team because he seems so geniune and actually excited and interested about things. He also has niche interests that he can talk about without putting on some faux-ironic facade that people do because they are afraid to be sincere about their interests.

I am still a subscriber and will continue to be one for now, there are premium content that I am still excited about watching, like Demo Derby for example.

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#2 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

@LikeaSsur said:

Year of the beard?

That's all years!

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#3 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

I've been waiting for this site to do a story on interactive fiction since forever!

Great also that Inform 7 got a mention, I played around a bit with it many years ago and made some rudimentary games and it was a lot of fun. It's basically programming but it's the friendliest and most straight-forward programming you can imagine.

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#4 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

As people have already pointed out, the ramblings of RMS should not be taken as representative of Linux users in general.

I feel like RMS has a constant need to one up himself in order to stay in the spotlight, saying crazier things all the time. If you've watched the interview he did on the Linux Action Show you know what I mean. He basically said that a software developers children starving to death because he didn't make any money writing free open software is better than him making money and feeding his kids off of creating proprietary software. So yeah, he's nuts, and values life sort of the same way a terrorist does, in that the agenda is more important than human lives (NOT saying RMS is a terrorist!).

I'm a recent Linux fan, having in the last couple of months started fiddling around with Linux (I started with Arch as my first distro because I thought I could just as well learn as much as possible from the start) and I love using and tweaking it. We're still a long way off from having all PC gaming needs satisfied without running Windows but every step on the way is a reason to celebrate.

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#5 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

From what I've heard 0x10c is supposed to be pronounced 'Ten to the C'.

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#6 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

The Warhammer 40K MMO is the one game that I am looking forward to the most. They must release it!

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#7 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

@Grissefar said:

P4/DP worked well because the split between combat and story were 50/50, while on Chrono Trigger it's more like 95/5, and what little story there is is hard for them to play off of because there are no real cutscenes or voice acting.

And the fact that they purposely avoid reading the text that tells them what to do because they think that will be more entertaining. Maybe it is to some people, but it isn't to me.

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#9 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

The fact that dedicated servers for an PC FPS is even news is pretty damn sad. It should be a core feature and not something that needs to be announced. This is like Nintendo announcing that the new Super Mario game will have jumping.

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#10 Posted by Feigr (207 posts) -

It's always sad to see an MMO get shut down, even when it's one I've never played like SWG. I hope all the SWG players will find ToR to their liking, or find some other MMO they find palatable.

Be well SWG players!