Sure, I'd love to see US military intervention in the Ukraine. It'd make things interesting. It's not gonna happen though. I'm actually surprised how few people here are for intervention; I guess people are jaded from Iraq and Afghanistan?
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PS2 emulation has come a long way. Any decent gaming computer can run PS2 games at a really high resolution, plus you get access to save states and turbo/frame-skipping if you want it. I just booted up Xenosaga:
It doesn't look amazing by any stretch of the word, but it's a lot better than what it'd look like on the PS2.
I played pretty much all I needed to during the beta -- maybe 8 or 9 hours. I was super hyped before then, practically ready to preorder, but after my time with the beta that all evaporated. I tend to get bored of games quickly though (literally the only multiplayer game I've dumped a significant amount of time into is Dota 2, with 900 hours and counting) so my experience was probably pretty atypical. I had fun for the first few hours, it just felt too much like CoD. I'd say if you're the kind of person who can sit down and play CoD for hours and hours and not get bored, then Titanfall is probably right up your alley, and probably worth $60. If you're looking for a 'fulfilling' experience there are almost certainly better options.
With the news that Titanfall is only running at 792p, it's pretty clear the new consoles (or the Xbox One, at least) simply aren't as big a step forward as people were hoping for. When you can build a $600 PC that runs Titanfall at 60fps 1080p and the $500 Xbox One can't, there's a problem, and the gap is only going to grow larger. Unless we get some new next-gen consoles in 3-4 years, I wouldn't be surprised if Steamboxes start to seriously eat into the console market.
I've played a couple of hours on PC, it feels like CoD with mechs which is great if you're into that sort of thing, I guess. A lot of the maps feel way too confined. Glad I could play the beta before I wasted money on it, at least.
Oh man, I didn't think American internet could get any worse. Looks like I was wrong. Anyone who thinks this is gonna be a good thing for the consumer is deluded. Comcast has no incentive to improve internet quality without competitors. Companies do not spend money to improve customer experience just for the hell of it.
This is amazing. Pitt's blog post was fucking hilarious, especially the whole feeling violated because his criticisms regarding a product were being showcased on the product page. "The most disturbing game I've ever played," is totally the kind of reaction Rohrer was seeking from these kinds of critics, and it just so happens that's enough of a hook to get some people interested. Pitts thinks the game's awful? That's fine. But when you make a public statement about a game, why the hell wouldn't you expect it to be referenced? Pitts comes across extremely asinine. I haven't read his review (and frankly, if he has this kind of attitude, I have no interest whatsoever in anything he has to say) but I'm sure it's nothing but hyperbolic bullshit anyway.
The only childishness stems from Pitt's treatment of the 'situation'. If you're a journalist, don't bitch and moan when people quote what you say. Rohrer included a link to the full review. The context was there. He even added the review score now, so it's seriously a non-issue.
Props to Rohrer. More developers should act this way. He's pretty much cemented his position as my new favorite 'indie' personality.
I have yet to care about the game, controversy, or Pitts' review, which...I can't imagine getting that emotionally invested in a game I dislike. However, Rohrer has crossed a line that's beyond silly inside baseball developer/journalist politics. He's just a bad human being. When a decent human being asks you to stop involving them in a thing they find indecent, you fucking stop. I'll give you a pass if you don't know the protocol about asking permission, but the asshole is just saying no, no, no.
I'd absolutely agree with you in most contexts. Like if this was a personal blog post about how The Castle Doctrine made Pitts feel awful or something, then sure. You're right. But when you write a review of something, you have no business getting pissed off when the makers of the product you're reviewing refer to said review. He wrote a bunch of trite bullshit about Rohrer's game, and Rohrer figured he'd make the best of it. Don't want to be 'involved'? Then don't write the fucking review.
Looks better than the PC version, honestly. I just opened it up at 1440p fully maxed out. Wish they'd patch over whatever improvements they made for the 'next-gen' version, hah.
@undeadpool: There were some hilarious reversed and broken social link conversation snippets in Persona 4 that you can't actually see because it's impossible to break those relationships. Someone dumped the text files, and you can check them out here: http://web.archive.org/web/20090328044654/http://www.rejectedidealism.net/persona
It suggests there were more reversals planned, which were either removed or never implemented for some reason. Hopefully they'll leave them in for Persona 5, but I'm kinda doubtful.