@Tennmuerti: Kind of comes off as a pretentious jackass to me. This is based solely on how he chose to word his opening sentence. He didn't give me much more to go on so I just have to call 'em like I see 'em.
It is usually best to throw up a spoiler warning no matter how old the game is. The exception to that rule would be if it is a plot point that the entire world is aware of, sort of like Aeris dies.
This is how I think about it. After a couple of years after release you can be a bit more loose with the spoilers, but should be mindful not to ruin the twist ending to the game or anything. If the game has a sequel that continues the storyline from the previous installment then you can use that as a way to measure when it is clear to talk about the game. After it's sequel has been out for a few months then you should be clear. Trailers and whatnot probably spoiled chunks of the original title. Just a necessary evil of marketing. You want to be careful not to spoil the game for people who stumbled across the series due to seeing some stuff about a sequel and decided to play an earlier entry before picking up the brand new one. Yeah, it is a very convoluted process, but that is the best I can explain it. Tons of exceptions there.
I handle spoilers differently on a case by case basis. But when I am talking to friends in public about a game, I usually ask everyone around me if they have played it or have interest in playing before just blurting out something like the explanation behind "would you kindly?"
The November classic is a little less than two weeks away and it seems that the WWE has filled out most of the card already. Which is awfully nice of them, seeing as how they started to get into this nasty habit of not announcing PPV matches until the last minute or just not announcing them at all. Anyway, for those you haven't been keeping up with it all here is a quick run down of what things look like.
John Cena and The Rock vs. Awesome Truth
CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Title
Big Show vs. Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Title
Zack Ryder vs Dolph Ziggler for the United States Championship
Team Orton (Randy Orton, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Sin Cara, and Mason Ryan) vs. Team Barret (Wade Barret, Cody Rhodes, Christian, Hunico, and Jack Swagger)
Oh, and there is a divas match or something. I don't know.
So how are you guys feeling about this PPV? Feel free to share your thoughts, predictions, what you like or don't like, etc. I figure that is what this thread can be for. Just a place to discuss the build and hype leading into Survivor Series, as well as our impressions of the event itself when November 20th finally arrives.
I'm actually really excited as well and I don't know why. It pretty much looks like a straight up Zelda-ass Zelda game, and that is a formula that I am getting a bit burnt out on. Yet I am excited. Maybe I am just buying into all the hype about how this one is supposedly going to be different and how it is about fifty hours long., and all that other jazz. Still, the game looks gorgeous and like a colorful, lighthearted departure from many of this month's releases. So somehow that has hooked me into buying it, despite the fact that I am not exactly sure why.
I get a lot of images I have used as avatars or stuff I posted on different sites. I also get a fuckload of Giant Bomb related pics/memes. Like, a lot of the results are other duder's avatars. I'm having trouble getting the image to show up for some reason, so here is a link to my first one here.
I hate to be that guy, but I'm gonna have to here. I thought the puzzles were fine, and would have liked more of them. Especially in the later parts of the game. None of them were super difficult, and I figured out what to do within a couple of minutes on most of them. It was all pretty obvious to me.