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#1 Posted by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

I've never played a racing game other than Star Wars Racer Revenge but Burnout Paradise blew me away. It's easily top 3 games of last gen for me. A lot of us loved it, so why haven't we seen another? Did it not make enough money? Did the IP change hands? Did the team break up? Does anyone know?

#2 Posted by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

Wendy's had the Super Bar when I was a kid. It was like a cross between a salad bar and Old Country Buffet. There was a "Mexican" section where you could make tacos, an "Italian" section with a couple of different pastas and sauces, and the "Garden Spot" which was a traditional salad bar.

It was weird, but pretty cool for a fast food joint.

Edit: Also there was a dessert section with a soft-serve ice cream machine where you could make sundaes and the like.

WOAH. I was more of a Burger King kid, as there wasn't a Wendy's near my house. I missed out on a lot, apparently.

#4 Edited by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

I don't even know where to begin. I guess the beginning.

A couple weeks ago I was hanging out with a friend of mine and we got on the topic of the movie Tommy Boy. It's great. "I watched it a lot as a kid but there's one line I never understood" he said to me.

"What line is that?" I naively questioned.

"When Tommy is talking to the guy who is obsessed over guarantees being on the box," he began. "He says 'If you want me to take a dump on the salad bar at Wendy's, I will. I've got spare time' and I never got that."

My eyes glazed over. Suddenly the lightning of a thousand Gods shot through my brain like buckshot through jell-o. I didn't know what to say. I waded there motionless in my apartment complex's swimming pool like a leaf detached from its home. Were I not so flabbergasted I may have just drowned myself right then and there.

"T...the line is 'If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed I will. I've got spare time.'"

"What?" He seemed perplexed, so I reiterated.

"The line is 'If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed I will. I've got spare time.'"

First off, I don't think I've ever seen a Wendy's with a salad bar in it.

So there's that.

Second, he's making a point that a guarantee doesn't matter. It's just words on the box, and a quality product speaks for itself and doesn't need some fancy guarantee. Pinching a loaf on a salad bar does not make that point.

Furthermore, I can't imagine that that's a television edit, because both lines are talking about taking dumps on things. In fact, the Wendy's comment is probably more graphic.

He's either made it up or has suffered brain damage. Or maybe it's lost to the annals of time, like those lost BBC TV shows, recorded over to save time and money. Perhaps his brain was running out of space and wires got crossed. Perhaps this is all an elaborate hoax.

The words whisper through my ears at night, as if spoken by the ghosts of long forgotten screenwriters. It torments me.

"If you want me to take a dump on the salad bar at Wendy's, I will. I've got spare time."

#5 Posted by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

For me, it all depends on what games fall into "The Vault."

If they add some games I'd like to play (and I already bought Peggle 2) I'd go for it. It would be the equivalent of buying those games and then getting some demo access would be a nice addition. Of course, it also depends on how long you have access to these vault games. A year? 6 months? Forever?

#6 Posted by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

@mooseymcman: Eehhhhh. You know what I mean by JRPG. Bloodbourne doesn't fall into that category. Not a big Dark Souls fan, either.

#7 Posted by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

Yeah, sure. There will be something worth playing on it.

That's my thinking. it'll never get that cheap, right? and ill eventually want to play SOMETHING on it...right? Jonesing for a good JRPG to play, but I don't think there are any on it yet.

#8 Edited by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

EDIT: HOLY SHIT NOT $75. $75 OFF. OFF. OFF OF $400. SO LIKE $325

The gaf thread detailing this is here:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=854365

Bought at Target. Basically use Target's "Cartwheel" app which (today and tomorrow, 7/14) has a 15% of electronics coupon. It stacks with other coupons and I used a 10% off entire purchase coupon from a USPS.com change of address deal (I recently moved, so all legal on my end). So it came out to just under $325 after tax.

My problem: I bought it kinda "just in case." I bought an Xbox One at launch and have been enjoying it (mostly for media). I don't feel like I need another console. I've only played maybe 4 games on the Xbox One so far. There's not much I want to play on it. The same goes for PS4. I have a friend with a PS4 (unlike Xbox One) and another friend who says he'll be getting a PS4 for Destiny. So I might want to hold on to this because I might actually use it. On the other hand I could probably sell it for a tiny profit (like $30 or something) and not have another dust-collecting (coughWiiUcough) box on my shelf. As a person who has collected consoles in the past I just...kinda...want it. I'm not broke. I have a good job and can afford my apartment with a comfortable amount of savings and disposable income, so it's not going to kill me on that end.

Should I keep it?

#9 Posted by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

$125 for the "boxed" Kickstarter tier for Shadowrun Returns. I was expecting a box like an old PC game. Instead I got the tiniest, shittiest two flaps of cardboard slapped together with "we don't have time for this" cover art and my game disc in a white paper sleeve. On top of that, the game was a 3/5 at best. Sure, I got a t-shirt with it but after all that I'm embarrassed to wear it and have "sucker" written all over me. That was the last game I kickstarted. I learned my lesson. Hard.

#10 Posted by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

@zolroyce said:

Alpha Protocol is pretty good at doing what you are talking about, making friends/enemies with people can effect boss fights or even the way you approach a level and the ending boss fight can especially be effected given who you team up with.

Fallout New Vegas also had some great choose who is/isn't the guy you'll be fighting moments.

Alpha Protocol, you say? Well I should check it out. It's been rotting in my backlog forever.