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#1 Edited by Forum_User (310 posts) -

I was hoping for a new I Love Mondays video. I don't love this Monday. After being informed and entertained by Ryan and the rest of the crew regularly for the better part of a decade, I was really sad to read this. My condolences.

#2 Posted by Forum_User (310 posts) -

@Rirse said:

Please don't be EA. I don't want the future Saints Row games to be Origin only.

I agree, if only because even when Origin has sales, they are rarely as good as Steam's - even when those sales are going on at the same time. EA thinks everyone is an idiot, apparently.

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@ArtisanBreads said:

@Forum_User said:

@big_jon said:

And how does this premote their game?

Just another act of desperation from a faltering company. If it wasn't for nostalgia, they'd probably have been bankrupt years ago.

Well this is sure completely false. They have made some great games lately on the Western side. Eidos has been quite good this generation.

I meant Square Enix. Well, if not bankruptcy, then at least non-profitability for those particular studios. It's hard to follow the logistics of all of these game company mergers and acquisitions, especially when they just start tacking acquired names onto other things (like the Bioware / Command and Conquer nonsense.)

#4 Posted by Forum_User (310 posts) -

@big_jon said:

And how does this premote their game?

Just another act of desperation from a faltering company. If it wasn't for nostalgia, they'd probably have been bankrupt years ago.

#5 Posted by Forum_User (310 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

That was really stupid, but if you're genuinely offended by this, then you're going to have a really tough time when you finally enter the real world.

I was living in a fake one for the longest time because the matrix had me.

#6 Posted by Forum_User (310 posts) -

@TomCostello said:

Unsubscribed.

Tired of this new wave PC "everyone gets offended by everything" bullshit that has infected this site like Kotaku and many others.

Bye bye.

Just one thing, though: You're not going to make death threats against us, are you?

#7 Posted by Forum_User (310 posts) -

@CornBREDX said:

"We were wide of the mark with the app and following feedback from the community we decided the best thing to do was remove it completely and quickly. This we’ve now done."

Who was this intended for? "Wide of the mark" indicates they thought certain people who would notice this would be totally cool with it. Marketing people are so weird sometimes. Couldn't be worse timing either- the internet is all riled up right now as it is. Such a confusing world we live in right now.

The idiots that this sort of "marketing" appeals to are mostly probably the type who will just download a pirated copy it if they want to play it. I guess that's the ironic part.

#8 Posted by Forum_User (310 posts) -

Let's mark this as the defining moment that unquestionably demonstrated just how far these formerly great (merged) game companies have fallen.

This is beyond pandering to the lowest common denominator. I don't even know what the fuck to call this. I certainly can't fathom how it makes it through a corporate approval process.

#9 Posted by Forum_User (310 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@Forum_User: Like I said, the extended ending negates the whole thing anyway so the fact Bioware also previously denied their being any validity to the theory isn't really important. It feels pointless to go trawling though a forum to like for specific posts from the begining of the year when there's already other proof to point to. But it's there, if you want to look yourself.

It's disappointing, but the deeper meaning you're looking for really isn't there. It was just a bad ending.

How does more stuff happening at the ending negate the ending being in Shepard's head? The theory already held that the rest of the crew landing on another planet was in Shepard's head, even though Shepard obviously was not there. Adding more to it (in an apparent effort to calm down internet rage, which may have been viewed has having a potentially negative impact on sales) would not change that. I mean, I get the perspective, that when they said that they were going to do an extended cut, it was inferred that it would bring more closure, and on the surface it would seem to, but...well, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

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@StarvingGamer said:

- In the ending where Shepard lives, s/he appears to be under concrete rubble. Furthermore, regardless of what the rubble looks like, the idea that Shepard could have survived the Citadel explosion is kind of crazy, even by Mass Effect logic.

That is the biggest non-argument I have ever heard.

That is the most self-descriptive sentence I have ever seen. By the way, that ending only can happen if the non-indoctrination (red) path of destroying the Reapers is chosen, despite Mister Catalyst (who is obviously telling the truth, because when would the Reapers, or something controlling them, or whatever it actually is, lie to anyone? : D) saying that it would kill Shepard. This also is confirmed as Shepard surviving by official sources like spoiler documentation with the N7 edition.

But I'm sure it's another "glancing blow," and surely isn't part of one of the biggest pieces of misdirection ever put forth in a video game story. Is it that nobody can believe that the creators of a video game (instead of a movie or book) would pull a stunt like that? I mean, I live in the world where 2001: A Space Odyssey (seems a fitting example) is a thing, right?