MariachiMacabre's forum posts

#1 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

@cooljammer00 said:

@zombiepie said:

@coribald: I based my Tweet on Jeff trolling. That said, I fucked up.

That doesn't even make sense. Jeff tweets Dan and Jason are joining IGN, you tweet they are joining GB. I mean, I get that it's part of the gag, but come on

I am not part of the gag, and interpreted the image as an official announcement pertaining to Giant Bomb. I apologize profusely for causing any confusion.

If anyone is actually angry with you, they're literally insane people who need to be in asylum because they're a danger to themselves and others.

#2 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

@zombiepie said:

@coribald: I based my Tweet on Jeff trolling. That said, I fucked up.

That doesn't even make sense. Jeff tweets Dan and Jason are joining IGN, you tweet they are joining GB. I mean, I get that it's part of the gag, but come on

The only thing that indicates that it's IGN is the picture. Jeff never typed "IGN". ZombiePie probably saw the tweet without seeing the picture and went with it. Also who cares it's not that big of a deal.

#4 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

Ubisoft are stupid for not doing a game centered on Genghis Khan. If you want a compelling villain, the guy with a bodycount some say is between 50 and 80 million would make for a prime candidate. However, he also would make for a great complicated character because he did quite a few very smart, tolerant and positive things for those under his rule. And, and this is a big plus for a potential AC game, the way in which he died is disputed to this day! PERFECT!

CUT. PRINT. GO, GO UBISOFT!

INSTEAD OF BUILDINGS YOU CLIMB ON THE LITERAL MOUNTAINS OF BODIES THAT WERE LEFT OUTSIDE TOWNS AFTER A CONQUEST

GOTY FOREVER

God yes. The legendary mountain of bones on the road to what's now Beijing would be the prime synchronization point. And it'd be a good excuse to bring back that horse tech.

To be honest, the idea of an Assassin's Creed game set in that time period is more interesting to me than one set in feudal Japan. Similar settings in similar times in many ways but Genghis Khan was such an interesting figure of the time, it'd be a shame not to see him in a series of games all about interesting historical settings and characters.

Also, Assassin's Creed Unity looks rad as hell so far.

#5 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

Ubisoft are stupid for not doing a game centered on Genghis Khan. If you want a compelling villain, the guy with a bodycount some say is between 50 and 80 million would make for a prime candidate. However, he also would make for a great complicated character because he did quite a few very smart, tolerant and positive things for those under his rule. And, and this is a big plus for a potential AC game, the way in which he died is disputed to this day! PERFECT!

CUT. PRINT. GO, GO UBISOFT!

#6 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

@zevvion said:

@mariachimacabre: Nah, it's because most of them are just gross. They don't scare, they shock. And I'm not the type of person who is 'turned on' by that stuff.

Most horror games are crap, it's true. But the ones that succeed more than make up for the ones that don't. Amnesia is a recent and well-known example of a game that doesn't rely on jump scares and shocking gore to scare you.

#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

@zevvion said:

Somewhat related: I never got the appeal of horror... anything, to be honest. Movies, series, games... I just don't get it. I did enjoy some horror themed stuff like The Walking Dead series and Dead Space, but in neither is horror the core attraction.

Just not my thing I guess. I also noticed I enjoy replayable games a ton more than any other games. I like it when my first time through a game is a lot of fun, but not even the most fun I'm going to have with it.

For me, it's all about that rollercoaster feeling. That sinking feeling in your stomach followed by the momentary release of tension when something happens, and then that feeling of dread slowly builds up again. I find it really enjoyable. I totally understand why some people wouldn't though.

Because you're all wusses.

#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

@quarters said:

Olympus Has Fallen pretty much IS a Die Hard film. You've made the right choice. I guess that also means White House Down would be too, but that movie looks kinda junky, so I don't know.

@sweep is about to ban you so hard right now.

Having watched both Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down recently, I thought White House Down was the better movie. Olympus Has Fallen felt like it took itself too seriously.

#9 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

So far I've purchased Jazz Punk, Monaco, South Park: The Stick of Truth, The DLC for XCOM, and just now I bought Kentucky Route Zero.

#10 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

@bwheeeler said:

U TALKIN ' U2 TO ME?

Can't wait for this to come back in the fall. Hopefully, by then, Bono will have given them some fuckin' t-shirts.

The stuff I listen to:

  • Bombcast - A video game Podcast from Giantbomb.com. Barely about video games. Mostly about the bathrooms of development studios, how terrible most parts of Australia are, and wrestling.
  • My Brother, My Brother and Me - Justin, Travis and Griffin. The Brothers McElroy answer questions from listeners and from the horrific, Eldritch monstrosity that is Yahoo Answers.
  • Comedy Bang Bang - Scott "Hot Saucerman" Aukerman hosts while hilarious comedians (many of UCB origin) play characters ranging from vampire hunting cowboy Poet Laureate of the West to Buddy "Cake Boss!" Valastro.
  • Oh No Ross and Carrie - Two skeptics join various religious groups ranging from Mormonism to a quasi-Satanic group.
  • Sawbones - The aforementioned Justin McElroy and his fantastic wife Sydnee, a real live Medical Doctor, discuss the ridiculous history of various medical practices.
  • Hardcore History - No joke, this is by far the best history podcast. Dan Carlin talking for three or more hours at a time about some of the most incredible moments and people in history. Very infrequent new episodes, but they're all substantially longer than most podcasts.
  • U Talkin' U2 To Me? - Scott and Scott (Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman) go in depth about the history of the "Boys from Liverpool", U2. They ask the important, U2-related questions, like "Who are the members of the band?", "When did Paul F. Tompkins first hear U2?" and "How was that Billy Joel concert you saw last night? Any good?"