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If these super soldiers have the capability to carry 9 weapons (or more), move insanely fast and rocket jump, I'm in.

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@lackingsaint said:

@iloveyouprismo said:

@neocalypso said:

I still remember a time when literally everyone in the GB crew but vinny thought the souls series was actual garbage and even he had some serious reservations about it. Now look where we are.

i doubt that is true

It totally was. The year Dark Souls came out Vinny sort of fought to get it in as number 10 on their Game of the Year list and they basically laughed it off. ZombiU got in the Top 10 over Dark Souls.

Yep. I remember that time too. Super weird to think about now, but it's fun. First Vinny was puzzled by it but intrigued, then got super into it while everyone else was like "why are you still playing that shitty piece of fuck?" Then Brad started to get into it and Vinny would troll him in the Breaking Brad for it (super hilarious). Then Patrick got deep into it. Ryan unfortunately passed away but I don't think he ever cared about it at all. Dan and Jason both love it and are both Dark Souls II people (insane). And now Jeff is coming around to Bloodborne. Super crazy. Hopefully he'll give Dark Souls another shot next. Bloodborne is great, but the pantheon of these games for me is a solid: Dark Souls >>> Bloodborne > Demon's Souls >>>>>>> Dark Souls II.

But yeah, the days when everyone thought Demon's Souls was trash except Vinny were pretty incredible. Definitely worth anyone's time to go back and listen to some old Bombcasts, especially the GOTY ones, to hear them talking about it.

What I'd love to see now is all of them going back to King's Field, because in a recent bombcast (three or four weeks ago) they still said the same stuff about that series that they used to say about the Souls games, "Those games were hot garbage" and stuff like that.

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@yummytreesap said:

@inresurrection: I see Godspeed as much more of soundtrack to a humans did it to their own damn selves apocalypse than anything. I've never seen 28 Days Later though, so maybe that's part of the plot, I dunno. It's still super weird to me that Godspeed licensed their music to something, since they seem pretty vehemently against that sort of shit.

Godspeed aren't shy about their use of apocalyptic imagery, from the monologue in The Dead Flag Blues to the imagery used in f#a#∞ so yeah, it's easy to attribute their music to self-inflicted annihilation. The reason I brought up Godspeed was that it was a good excuse to plug the band after Dan mentioned metal being the soundtrack to a zombie apocalypse. No harm in new people discovering one of the greatest bands of the past twenty years.

In terms of the band's anti-capitalist agenda and the licensing of their music: Godspeed only gave Danny Boyle the rights to use the track in the film - the song is nowhere to be found on the actual 28 Days Later soundtrack, which is why this Youtube clip is a fan-made edit similar to the one found in the film.

Sure, Godspeed You Black Emperor are rad and a decent fit for a end of the world soundtrack, but my go-to zombie apocalypse soundtrack is 70's Italian progressive rock. Goblin, Antonius Rex, Fabio Frizzi and stuff like that.

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The art style is absolutely amazing. Not sure I could get past that inventory system though.

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@iloveyouprismo said:

@neocalypso said:

I still remember a time when literally everyone in the GB crew but vinny thought the souls series was actual garbage and even he had some serious reservations about it. Now look where we are.

i doubt that is true

It was true back when Demon's Souls was released. Rewatch some of the content from back then. I seem to recall Ryan trying Dark Souls out but not really getting into it, the rest of the staff were actively dismissing it. It was more than a year - maybe even two years - after Dark Souls' release that Brad and Patrick finally tried it and got what they were about.

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Huh, yeah, odd to cite Lemmings as an RTS precursor. It was released just months before Dune II, at which point Tyrants: Fight Through Time, a proper RTS by modern standards was just getting released too. The Herzog games had been out for years at that point, which while not proper RTS games either, were much closer to the RTS genre than what Lemmings is. There were also stuff like Populous and SimAnt, which were about amassing armies and conquering enemies in real-time, even though you didn't have direct control of each unit there.

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@nyhus said:

Id love to see Jeff play the first Alone in the Dark. Still my favorite 'scary' game.

I'd like to see that, yeah. Even more I'd love to see him play Project Firestart on the C64 though.

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Once again I'm reminded that Halo Wars could probably be pretty rad on the PC.

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@do_the_manta_ray said:
@paulunga said:

Interestingly enough, I thought the Space Hulk: Deathwing trailer two months back was exceptionally well made as well. Something I very rarely think.

That is a really, really well directed trailer. Touches like the single marine blazing the heavy flamer in the black, surrounding himself in an inferno looks good with real emphasis on GOOD. I just wish I knew what the hell that game is going to be. I've read that it's a first person action game with RPG elements, and that's about it.

There's also an MMO in the making, Eternal Crusade, that looks way better than it has any right to. It's a new take on the F2P model in that you play for free as Ork choppas and shootas, basically the cannon fodder of the Ork horde, and you can purchase the game proper to play as the more advanced races and classes, different types of Space Marines, Eldar or higher-tier Orks and the like. I think that sounds really cool in theory. Gameplay looks solid as hell, too.

And on a weirder note, I saw that trailer today, for the very first time, about an hour before you sent it to me. Ontop of that, I got into a conversation about Warhammer with a pal of mine early in the day, we waxed nostalgic about the good, ol' days of playing the tabletop. It's just a Warhammer kinda' day.

OH YES, that's the game by the E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy people! Really looking forward to that. Apparently the Mars: War Logs people are also involved ... so I guess we could expect some incredibly weird and offensive dialogue google translated from French too!

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I saw the trailer for this and it seems like every single action you could do in the game was shown in there. Unless there's some hidden frog fractions thing in there, I guess there's just not a lot to discover in this.