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#1 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -
@flavbot said:
@branthog said:
@dussck said:

It's clearly not a tongue, just the inner mouth being red. It's open, because the bomb is excited, not sticking it's tongue out like it's saying "whatever, it's all silly".

:D rather then :p

I would say it is clearly a tongue, because it extends beyond the confines of the head.

I asked Dave... let's settle this once and for all:

Thank god. I always saw it as a mouth. I didn't even think of looking at it differently until I came to this thread. And then I was getting really worried I'd never be able to look at it right again. Everything was weird for a moment.

#2 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -

@hatking said:

@splodge: I don't know, to me the ER is them playing a game start to finish, not the time frame they did it.

It doesn't matter what you think an ER is. The only thing that matters is what they define as an ER, which is playing a game every single day until it's done.

To be fair, they've never said that. But okay, I don't care. I subscribe anyway. Shoot me for wanting this place to be more inclusive.

#3 Edited by HatKing (5876 posts) -

@splodge said:

@hatking said:

@splodge: I don't know, to me the ER is them playing a game start to finish, not the time frame they did it.

But you might as well call that a standard lets play then. The only defining characteristic that separates it from every other lets play, is the daily video. Theres a big difference between 5 videos a week and 1.

We're talking in terms of content on the site, not the internet wide though. That's kind of the point, they said they would not charge for existing content. If you're saying them making multiple videos a game from start to finish is closer to a Quick Look than an Endurance Run, then maybe I'm missing something. Keep in mind the idea of the Endurance Run was initially them playing a game that they had missed and wouldn't have time to play on their own. This seems right there, to me.

#4 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -

@splodge: I don't know, to me the ER is them playing a game start to finish, not the time frame they did it.

#5 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -

@corvak: Back when premium came out they said something along the lines, "we'll never take anything away, no existing features will be behind a pay wall."

I'd rather them just go back on that and explain the realities of the situation than use semantics to get around it.

Still love the site, my concern here is the content potential new subscribers are not getting.

#6 Edited by HatKing (5876 posts) -

@gaff said:

@corruptedevil said:
@hatking said:

I'd be interested to see if they could genuinely defend this not being a Endurance Run and that they didn't just alter it slightly to be able to charge for it.

Episodes past the first could be live, which sounds like a good enough distinction to me.

Also, every Endurance Run has been daily videos.

It just kind of feels like they're trying to exclude people here, which is a little unfortunate. I'm a premium member, have been as long as I could. And I'll remain that, probably, until the site shuts down (hopefully not until the apocalypse). But one of the reasons I'm here is because of content like this getting me hooked, if this stuff isn't there for free members, what drives them to become the dedicated audience?

#7 Edited by HatKing (5876 posts) -

I'd be interested to see if they could genuinely defend this not being a Endurance Run and that they didn't just alter it slightly to be able to charge for it.

#8 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -

I was let down by that Lord of the Rings Conquest game. I was expecting it to be basically Star Wars Battlefront with Lord of the Rings stuff in it, but the whole thing felt really restricted. The maps weren't sprawling, like Battlefront had, and the enemies didn't feel numerous. It kind of felt like a bad Lord of the Rings themed shooter more than something that emulated the massive wars.

#9 Edited by HatKing (5876 posts) -

From a lot of different standpoint it epitomizes the efforts toward innovation this generation. Story telling, character development, human animation, and world building from both an artistic and narrative standpoint, are all done extremely well here. It also has a deep, rewarding multiplayer that many people latched onto. It actually helps that it came out at the tail end of things, being able to build off of a decade of experiments.

Then again, to me generation defining isn't necessarily a hugely positive thing, it's just the game that kind of summarizes that generation the best. This game even has fucking not-zombies and shitty, price-gouged DLC.

#10 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -

@jesus_phish: From what I hear, they are interested in covering it, the (I hesitate to call them) law enforcement are making that extremely difficult.