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#2 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

@bollard said:

Star Citizen has an FPS section now? Jesus christ they have too much money. And they have no idea what they are doing.

That said, I really am excited for UT. The mod store could make it extremely interesting. Fingers crossed!

The FPS element has always been in the roadmap. It was expanded upon as early as the 5 million mark, and will be featured at PAX Australia.

#3 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

Bob Ross usually, and specific pronunciation of certain consonant sounds, but usually not when it sounds forced like in most ASMR audio. It's hard to explain, which is kind of the nature of the beast to begin with.

Was definitely one of those things I grew up thinking everyone experienced when they watched NOVA documentaries in the 90's as a child. A strange thing, this fairly recent fascination with it is.

#4 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

If games aren't affecting you in a detrimental way (which is more of a personal question) then he's basically using them as the new flavor of scapegoat for any and all perceived problems, which isn't uncommon. The same thing happened with TV, new genres of music, and so on with most new media.

Being upset probably won't help the situation, but you have the right to be if you want to.

He's not so much wrong as he simply doesn't understand why you enjoy them, which isn't really something you prove or disprove. He'll either continue to be dismissive and scornful of them, or eventually accept them as a new form of media. Either way, it's more about if he's accurate in his assumption that they're a distraction to your general responsibilities. If they're not, then it's basically a non-issue. Some people are just stubborn in how they perceive new ideas or mediums.

#5 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -
#6 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

Chris discussing the FPS elements at PAX East 14

#7 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

Basically what @flstyle said.

The boss fights in DmC were ok, though specifically the last one with Vergil since it allowed me to really put my proficiency with Dante's move set and controller dexterity to the test, and concentrated less on pattern recognition and trial and error, which I find to be tedious and boring most the time. I'm not really a fan of them in general though, since most of them essentially discard the core of the gameplay to that point in exchange for "wait for move, dodge/run and hit/shoot glowy 'kill me' spot" over and over. I guess I'm more fond of it being based on 'action' rather than 'reaction' in most cases.

RPG's bosses tend to be more fun for me in that way. Ironically, they seem to be more frenetic than most action focused games, in my opinion. I'll never forget bringing down Firkraag in BG2 at 3am. Probably woke the neighborhood.

#8 Edited by Grimhild (722 posts) -

Comedies? I haven't seen a really good one in ages. Past films I've enjoyed include:

  • His Girl Friday
  • One, Two, Three
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • A Day at the Races
  • A Shot in the Dark
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Young Frankenstein
  • The Producers (original)
  • Airplane
  • Top Secret!
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
  • Love and Death
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

Ah, I could go on and on, but that's more than enough. And for the record, I liked the 3rd and 4th Scary Movie.

That is a damn fine list. I would add "Fido" and the UK version of "Death at a Funeral." I also find "Fargo" to be hilarious.


The most recent comedy I watched was "FDR: American Badass." Not amazing, but definitely had it's moments.

#9 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -


I would say anyone reasonably versed in turn-based strategy should start on Normal at least.

Though I'll say that one of the draws to XCOM for me is the ever present possibility of failure. Makes it much more exciting than most games now that have no fail state and consistently nanny the player all the way to the finish, to where I really get no sense of accomplishment.

Yes, your soldiers permanently die and yes, you can play for hours upon hours and still lose. But that just makes the victories that much more meaningful.

#10 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

I suggest Easy on Ironman mode as a happy medium.