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#1 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

What others have said: this is the follow-up from the team that made Dark Souls 1. If you're already in that sizeable fan base, that's enough to get you in the door, and then past that word of mouth will spread it. I think worrying about reviews sinking the success of this game is a bit of grasping at straws for things to worry about; I think this game has been given all the hype and publicity you can expect from a game like this, and those that want it REALLY want it, and word of mouth will take care for those who don't KNOW they want it yet.

#2 Edited by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

Too strange, especially as I just saw their little comedy panel at PAX South this weekend.

If true, at least they are going with the same spark of humor they came in with.

#3 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

Not seen if anyone else suggested Hoozuki no Reitetsu, but thats definitely worth a watch. Dry workplace satire that just happens to be set against the backdrop of the realms of Hell. Only real mark against it is that it is VERY Japanese in some parts, with cultural references that the localisation has long footnotes for. But the funny bits are hilarious, and there is nothing else quite like it. Definitely for adults.

#4 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

Interested in doing a 2-player Lets Play stream, but wasn't sure if a headset plugged into a second controller would actually be picked up on Twitch. What have y'all seen/heard/experienced?

#5 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

Wireless, and my router is somewhat far away. I recognize thats not an optimal solution, but where my modem is doesn't make it very convenient to run wired.

#6 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

I had heard that PSN downloads could be kinda pokey (previous X-Box player), but there is slow and there is borderline broken.

#7 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

So I recognize this is partially on me for not buying discs, but the download speeds I am getting from PSN are incredibly slow. Like 2 Mbps slow, occassionally dipping down to 1 OR BELOW. I ran some speedtests on other devices, qnd typically average 30 Mbps, which isn't blazing fast but is a Ferarri compared to what I an getting now.

Curious if anyone else is having ludiciriously slow down/up speeds, or if anyone has some fixes network side I could try to zip this up a bit. Worth noting, I was able to get 1.5 no trouble, and have downloaded Resogun. And I've played that A LOT as I have tried to download N4S and DCUO all day today. I was going to give it the weekend but figured I'd ask on here if I am not alone.

#8 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

I am connecting just finw, able to stream and watch netflix, etc., but hot damn download times are TERRIBLE. 2-3 MB a second, and thats when it is connected; it keeps stalling out and I have to tedtart it, so its not like I can set it and forget it.

Please tell me this is abnormal launch woes. I was really looking forward to digital only but if this is the results? Not viable.

#9 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

Oh so this is what Twitter was bantering about vaguely over the weekend.

So hmm. Not sure where to stand on this. Beer was clearly off the mark in his comments, and name-calling, even in the name of comedy, always strikes me as little more than a bullying tactic. What he said was childish, and betrays his sense of entitlement as a journalist to have all access to the thoughts of developers, beyond even what they're developing. While I'm not going to sign any petition that he be fired, I will say it greatly reduces my respect for his opinions in the future.

But I also can't say that Fish's reaction, especially the "cancellation" of an anticipated project, sits well with me either. All it does is give the impression of someone who doesn't accept criticism, but rather feels the constant need to defend himself, even when the charges against him aren't even founded. I don't want to suggest that all public figures are required to have thick skin, but especially when you're actively talking shit about EVERYONE ELSE? Anticipate someone talking shit about you, respond as constructively as you can and move on. Acting like your game will never come out, or attacking someone's career as being uncreative, makes you appear petty and vindictive.

For someone who talks and walks a big game about wanting to make the world of video games more mature, Fish hasn't gone a great way to mature the way we TALK about games.

#10 Posted by HubrisRanger (511 posts) -

@paulunga:

Oh, I had no idea that was common. I just assumed that if you were gonna kick in that much cash the least they could do is fly you out to work for them :)

I think the crazier part of that whole thing is the idea that demoing a game at E3 is some high honor. From what I understand, that's kind of the worst possible way to experience the event. Granted, if you have multiple people, maybe you can cycle off and go around the convention floor, but prize-as-written the incentive seems to be "PAY us to work FOR us!"