• lylebot posted a message in the forum topic [iOS App] Giant Bomb Video Buddy. on the General Discussion board

    None of the E3 press conference videos are working for me. When I try to play them, I just get endless loading; when I download them they come through with size 0MB. They work on the site itself, and ...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Jeff gets Bloodborne/Souls. on the Bloodborne board

    I have no problem with anyone not liking Souls games, but I'm always happy to see someone skeptical of those games giving them a real chance.

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic How Did You Discover Giant Bomb? Tell Your Story. on the General Discussion board

    It was kind of odd---Todd VanDerWerff, now of Vox, previously of the AV Club, mentioned the Giant Bombcast rather offhandedly in one of the billions of articles he wrote each day. I actually barely ...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Where to start Souls? Dark Souls or Dark Souls 2?. on the Souls board

    @ezekiel: I agree that those are all material improvements over Dark Souls, yet (IMO of course) their cost was the loss of the heart and soul of the game. Dark Souls has a certain je ne sais quoi, s...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Have you ever backed a Kickstarter and how did it do?. on the Off-Topic board

    Never have. I am very skeptical of Kickstarters in general for reasons that I find a bit hard to articulate. I guess it has something to do with how things necessarily get rethought and revised duri...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Duders with kids, when do you play games?. on the General Discussion board

    Got a 2.5yo and a 1yo, and play after they go to bed (and sometimes during the day if I'm home and one is napping). They're in bed by 9 at the latest, so it leaves a couple hours. I guess it won't ...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic This is why DkS2 is such a mess. on the Dark Souls II board

    Very interesting interview, but I don't think we can point to any particular incoherent/messy bit as evidence of that rethinking. The one example the developers give---the original intention for Luca...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Still can't believe the numbers of bugs. on the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim board

    @civid: I played on the PS3 for over 200 hours, and only towards the very end did it start to get bad--and never bad enough to stop playing.I only played Skyrim for the first time last year, so perha...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic holy crap this game is good, even in 2015. on the Demon's Souls board

    I think Demon's Souls is very unbalanced. I was able to beat almost all the bosses easily by staying far away and shooting fire arrows, there are only four that are impervious to this strategy (Towe...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic (If you're over 20 y/o), do you call your parents by their first name?. on the Off-Topic board

    No, I don't. I do call my maternal grandmother by her first name, but that's by her request (I've done so from a very young age).My 2-year-old daughter sometimes calls me by my first name. I always co...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 11/17/2014. on the General Discussion board

    One, as part of my job, it's important to keep up with the biggest releases, even if you'd rather spend time elsewhere. Knowing where the conversation is going lets me ask the right questions in the f...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Most money you ever spent on a dinner. on the Off-Topic board

    $1300 for a dinner for 7 once. Actually, the same week I spent $16,000 on a dinner, but that was for 200 people.I'd guess the most I've ever spent that didn't get reimbursed was around $300 for dinn...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic About the exclusion of the nemesis system.. on the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor board

    This may sound odd, but I'm actually glad it's excluded from previous gen versions--and I say that as a PS3 owner who would really like to play the game.I've long thought that the advances this genera...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Random things you've noticed about the GB crew. on the General Discussion board

    Alex and the tautology "it is what it is." Brad and Jeff will say it on occasion too.

  • lylebot posted a message on the post Social Gaming and the Fear of Missing Out.

    I've never had FOMO regarding games; I almost always pick things up late. I'm not sure if I've ever played a game in the same year it was released. That applies even to things like Fez and Demon's/D...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Our Relationship With Physical Media Is About to Change. on the General Discussion board

    I don't really see much difference between the bits on a disc and the bits that traveled over a network to land on a hard drive. They might have a different "feel", and there are a few genuine differe...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic No Man's Sky: Planet discovered by xXBongSlayerXx. on the No Man's Sky board

    @curse_hawking: whatever they say about the size, it literally cannot be infinite if they're storing information about discovered planets. They only have a finite number of bytes of storage, after all...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic Programmers, Developers & Coders: Post your equipment specs. on the PC board

    @skrunch: MacBook Pro. If your university is anything like the one I teach at, many of your professors will be using Macs.PS I am a professor of computer science. Let me know if you have any other que...

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

    I don't think anything that happens in the story of GTA IV qualifies as ludonarrative disonance---it's just questionable writing. The dissonance is in between missions, when you're free to steal, kill...

  • lylebot posted a message in the forum topic What do GB editors do? - Well, mostly Brad.. on the Off-Topic board

    This isn't just about corporate life though. Most corporate employees aren't producing hours of creative work each week.With creative work, it is very hard to account time spent working. You can be at...