Godak's forum posts

#1 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

@nintendoeats said:

@Godak said:

@nintendoeats said:

As you can see, the famicom disk system has a big stonking adapter on top. I'm counting that as a cartridge.

Stonking?

...Stonking.

Sir, that is a fine specimen of an adjective. That adapter does indeed stonk.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=stonking&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=qVS&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=stonk&tbs=dfn:1&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=hxF2UOG1Loi60QGEy4HgDA&ved=0CCAQkQ4&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=7fdabb1f0e8bd8d2&bpcl=35243188&biw=1920&bih=950

So yeah, pretty much.

Thanks, but I already did done gone and Googled it. ^_^

#2 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

@nintendoeats said:

As you can see, the famicom disk system has a big stonking adapter on top. I'm counting that as a cartridge.

Stonking?

...Stonking.

Sir, that is a fine specimen of an adjective. That adapter does indeed stonk.

#3 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

We do need to fix education in this country, but people would rather fund invasions and expensive (and lengthy) games of Hide and Go Seek with terrorist group leaders.

Hide-and-go-seek didn't do anything wrong! It's just being misused by a select group of people. Don't you dare besmirch its good name, sir!

Marco Polo can go fuck itself, though. It's so ahistorical...NOT THAT ANYONE IN THE US WOULD KNOW THAT!

#4 Edited by Godak (166 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

Fuck Tom McShea for calling Randy PItchford a "blowhard". Asshole.

Seriously! And then Tom starts going on about how he dislikes Cliffy B. personally. Do you know him, Tom? Were you two roomies? How in the world can you claim to know someone personally when they are largely a spokesperson for a studio? Does playing Gears and Borderlands really give you insight into Cliff and Randy? Bullshit.

It would have been much better if Tom had said something along the lines of, "I do not like how Cliff and Randy approach the PR side of their jobs." I simply cannot abide when someone thinks they can know and judge someone from what is largely an act - and, let's be honest, as the faces of Gearbox and Epic, respectively, Randy and Cliff are often acting. Can you claim to know Brad Pitt from his roles in Troy and Se7en? No, you can't, and you would rightfully be called a short-sighted asshole for making such a statement. Yes, it may have been an on-the-spot gaffe on Tom's part, and I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Regardless, he did not apologize when Ryan called him out on his word choice.

In short, that was hugely unprofessional for Tom to suggest that he can judge the quality of a person from some press conferences or interviews, especially when the persons in question are largely not themselves in those situations. When I disagree or hate something that the Giant Bomb crew puts out, I can just say, "I HATE THAT," or, "I DISAGREE WITH THAT," without resorting to personal attacks on anyone. WORDS ARE IMPORTANT.

#5 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

I voted yes - not because of any definitive evidence that sex scenes in video games have added to the characters and the story, but because they could in the future. The industry is still too focused on sex scenes as a gimmick; "We're mature! We're grown up! We're big boys! Wee-wee! Va-jay-jay!"

To make a sex scene that compliments the characters and the story, you need to think of it in a very different context. It isn't about what (tits, dick), but who and how (no Dragon Age dry humping, please).

#6 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

The Golden-est Duder! ^_^

We've missed you and your luminescent exterior. Everyone here wishes you the best in all of your future endeavors!

(Okay, there is probably at least one person who could care less, but we'll kill him/her if we need to.)

#7 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

@The_Nubster said:

@Godak said:

@Dagbiker said:

12:30 - It hasn't really been forth coming with actual, proper information about what the hell is going on.

I'm pretty sure that the GB crew is just blind to tooltips. It's actually kind of impressive...

That is the least useful tooltip ever. "Hey you have a thing, things happen when people do things to you." It doesn't even point out what status effect has been activated or tell you how to get rid of it, how it changes the way you should approach a situation, etc. Jeff said, in the QL, that the game informs you of stuff when it happens (such as status effects) but it doesn't have any guidance as to what you should be doing as your current class. A pop-up informing you that status effects exist is useless. Of course they do. It's an RPG, and RPGs have status effects.

That points out that the icon in question is a status effect. I do believe the icon then gives more info if you hover over it. It is a generic tooltip which informs the player about some generic information. The player can then use that information to dive deeper into the mechanics, if they so choose.

Not all classes will be able to cleanse status effects from the get-go. I believe the Guardian has access to a heal that passively cleanses a condition every few seconds. Of course, you need to go into the skills section to see what potential abilities are capable of, and Jeff really didn't seem enthused about going past the surface-level GW2 play.

#8 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

12:30 - It hasn't really been forth coming with actual, proper information about what the hell is going on.

I'm pretty sure that the GB crew is just blind to tooltips. It's actually kind of impressive...

#9 Posted by Godak (166 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@Gamer_152 said:

For example I've heard a lot of complaints about how staff aren't reading instructional text in games when it appears, but what are they supposed to do? Sit there in silence while they diligently read through every word?

Yes. Yes, that is exactly what they are supposed to do. Or they can read it out loud/to each other, whatever. Nobody's going to be bored with them reading a tutorial because anyone watching is going to be reading it too. A few seconds of silence is a much better situation than skipping tutorials because they don't want dead air and then not understanding the mechanics that were explained in that tutorial and then getting upset/frustrated and blaming the game. See: a number of Ryan QLs (Brad's been guilty of this in the past too, but not as often).

...And then that frustration leads to pointless wandering and rather boring footage. Remember the LEGO Batman 2 QL? That was sad, and much of it could have been avoided had they read the tool tips that popped up.

#10 Edited by Godak (166 posts) -

@UssjTrunks said:

: Fair enough, the post I quoted made it seem like you had a problem with immature names (I didn't go back to re-read all your posts when I quoted that).

"I really only take offense when people go out of their way to rub their "clever" potty humor in your face at all times by MAKING THAT THEIR NAME. It's not even a question of maturity. It's arrogance."

All I'm saying is that people need to learn to ignore these names as they don't hurt anyone. I fully support people who report racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. names as those are actually offensive.

Well, I'm not bleeding from my rectum. That's a good sign.

I got a little testy over the gay rights bit, but I understand what you mean. Just to make my point simple and clear for the sake of posterity, I do not necessarily like all "clever" names, however, I will not go out of my way to report it. I get annoyed by things people do; people get annoyed by things I do. As long as we don't rip each others' dicks off, all is well.