• Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic The Role of Randomness in Rogue-likes on the Roguelike board.

    I didn't mind the randomness in FTL, because it felt somehow appropriate to the game's setting and story that every run was bound to end in faliure. It's almost not a question of "if", it's "when".I g...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Should these even be considered games at this point? on the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena board.

    Remember that chess and draughts are both board games - it doesn't matter that one is much simpler than the other.Also, "Lumping" MOBAS in with the "traditional concept of games" is only a problem for...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic the ridiculous "potato salad" kickstarter on the Off-Topic board.

    @zevvion: Just because the OP may or may not be hypocritical, doesn't mean they can't point out a moral problem. A point's validity shouldn't depend on the person who says it. Don't people have a cert...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Surprise! That Game Was Awesome on the General Discussion board.

    I saw Jade Cocoon in a shop when I was little and knew nothing about it, and to this day I have no idea why I randomly decided to persuade my parents to get it for me. Flash forward to today and it's ...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Changes GB could make to curtail harassment on the General Discussion board.

    Can I just say, as a longtime GiantBomb fan, I'm totally shocked by some of the stuff @rorie is saying the mods have to deal with regularly. I go through most of my life - online and offline - blithel...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Metric system is dumb, and here is why (Rant) on the Off-Topic board.

    @cheapandtacky: Fun fact: the Farenheit scale's 0 and 100 points aren't quite arbitrary either. 0 degrees farenheit was set to be the coldest temperature that the inventor of the scale managed to achi...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Using the word "they" as a singular gender-neutral pronoun on the Off-Topic board.

    I much prefer the singular "they" to some of the more awkward attempts people have of dodging the generic "he" while writing. (S)he just looks wierd, and even-handedly swapping between "he" and "she" ...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic New IP reveal you're most excited for on the E3 2014 board.

    Splatoon looks wierdly good - I thought the character designs and name looked stupid when I first saw it, but by the end of the segment the gameplay had won me over. I'd have to say I'm most excited a...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Do you think this would have been better without the guns? on the Watch Dogs board.

    I know basically nothing about Watch_Dogs, but I remember seeing one part of an early demo that got me super excited. Aiden is on the run from the law (as he always is), and during an escape he gets c...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Godzilla, Wolfenstein, and Our Obsession With the Same Stories on the Wolfenstein: The New Order board.

    One thing that was brought up in the comment Patrick responded to but wasn't mentioned by Patrick was that using an old IP might be helpful for the creativity of the developers. People often think "I ...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Is car damage important to you in racing games? on the General Discussion board.

    I'm not a very serious racing-sim player, but in every semi-realistic racing game I've played (Forza 2, the old playstation Gran Turismo games, even games like GRID), if I have a bad crash and come of...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Does Giant Bomb need game reviews? on the General Discussion board.

    I don't know how long it takes to write a review, but presumably most of the time is spent by the reviewer playing the game and forming their opinion, which they'd still have to do if they were to dis...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic What examples of "Ludonarrative dissonance" have you found? on the General Discussion board.

    I guess "ludonarrative dissonance" (what a term!) can cause more of a problem in some games than others. For some reason, I found it particularly bad in Max Payne 3 - during one of the flashbacks in N...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic How do you make sure your rig can run a game? on the PC board.

    @choi: It is a bit of a guessing game - the specific way games are optimised and scale down seems to make a huge difference. GRID caused me problems, but Bioshock ran totally fine. Diablo III runs we...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic How do you make sure your rig can run a game? on the PC board.

    I also mostly play games on a laptop, and it's pretty hard to know whether things will run or not. Since mine's not very powerful, my rule of thumb is that if I'm worreid enough to have to check syste...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Your top 3 games of all time (2014) on the Off-Topic board.

    1) Persona 4 (Original, not Golden, if we're making the distinction)2) Devil May Cry 33) Diablo IIDon't ask me again - I bet this list'll change at least once each day. Final Fantasy IX is trying pret...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Are pizzas pies? on the Pizza board.

    This thread just reminded me that I once had an "actual" pizza-pie - as in, pizza filling, encased in legitamate pastry. It was called (for whatever reason) a "Pizza POD". http://www.shirefoods.com/p...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Are pizzas pies? on the Pizza board.

    @mordukai:I'll admit that a chicago-style deep-pan stuffed pizza is getting dangerously close to a pie...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Are pizzas pies? on the Pizza board.

    I'm from the UK, and I've only ever heard pizzas called pies by Americans - no-one does that here.Pizzas have bases and toppings, pies are closed and have pastry (unless we're talking fish pie or shep...

  • Immortal_Guy posted a message in the forum topic Trying to Educate Myself on Creationism and Evolution on the Off-Topic board.

    All Christians - even very devout ones - take some bits of the bible as true, and leave others. There's a whole load of stuff in the bible (for example, laws in Leviticus saying that if there's a gues...