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#1 Edited by Matoyak (309 posts) -

Hrm. Right, TellTale's doing THIS series. Maybe we'll get something actually good from aSoIaF beyond the original book!

EDIT: That was unfair of me. I, uh...have strong opinions about that series, and GRRM's abilities as a writer, and cannot fathom how it turned into such a mega hit. It was unfair of me mostly 'cause I have no opinions on the TV show, as I avoided it due to my dislike for books 2, 3, and 4 of the series...so what metric do I have to judge "something good" from the series not having tried the show? But man...those books... I kept hoping, kept reading, kept wasting my time...and I REALLY liked that first book, too...ah well. Just not my cup of tea, I suppose...and it isn't due to the excessive grimdark...I'm normally fine with that. I'm even OK with Kill Em All stuff, too...I just don't think he did either very well and devolved into using it for shock value more than as a good writing tool... Rrgh. OK, I need to shut up, or I'll be on about this for hours.

#2 Posted by Matoyak (309 posts) -

Unfortunately big companies like EA don't know how to handle a game in this space so they will never be able to reap any rewards from it.

As opposed to small companies like Valve, Riot, and Activision-Blizzard? :p

#3 Edited by Matoyak (309 posts) -

Holy Christ these are awesome. Good work!

@sanj said:

@kung_fu_viking: I actually agree, his work typically isn't as heavy with the black shadow. I guess this is a mix of his and my own thing. Maybe in my next go i'll try getting closer to his.

@the_nubster: Thanks duder! I was hoping they'd still be recognizable within all the black shadow.

I'd like to disagree with the whole getting close to Shinkawa's style of contrast. You have a better sense of dark versus light. Use your own style and heart. That's what makes these so special.

I'd like to agree with pimblycharles here about disagreeing about trying to get closer to Shinkawa's original style.

#4 Posted by Matoyak (309 posts) -

Yeah, this isn't unexpected, based on what I've seen of the Kickstarter comments and suchlike. Hope they get it right, I'm rather excited for the game.

#5 Posted by Matoyak (309 posts) -

@mormonwarrior said:

EDIT: I can't believe only 20% of players lit the cigarette at the end. That was such a stylistic way to end the episode.

You still light a cigarette if you pick the "Alright, let's talk." option. I think TellTale agreed with you to the extent that they were gunna have you light one up regardless :p

#6 Edited by Matoyak (309 posts) -

@ltkettch237 said:

As for whether things play out differently depending on your choice, you do find out about the moving door and receive the last mirror piece no matter what, but Bigby comes to two different conclusions as to the Crooked Man's motives depending on where you go first. If you arrive at the butcher shop first then he will assume its about money. If you arrive there second, not only does he mention the ribbons of the working girls, but he also believes the Crooked Man's motive to be control over others. It seems like a deliberate difference, especially since Snow directly asks you his motive later at the business office.

I went to the butcher shop first, and still got the option to claim it is about control. And I did, because it is. Doesn't seem to matter which direction you go first as far as that goes, though.

EDIT: Also, I rather liked this episode. I'm kinda the opposite of Alex and Patrick I think...I've not been impressed at all with Season 2 of Walking Dead*, but I'm really enjoying Wolf Among Us.

*Though I'm not fully caught up on it just yet. Haven't really felt like playing the latest episode. Nothing really drawing me back to it.

#7 Edited by Matoyak (309 posts) -

@asiwassaying said:

@matoyak said:

@generic_username said:

I believe I fall into the shitty millennial category you're describing

Just to clarify what a "millennial" is*: If you are born between the years 1982 and 2004 (inclusive on both ends), then you are a millennial. (Oh, also: Generation Y is the same thing as "millennials", too, for the record).

*because everyone who uses it [almost exclusively in a derogatory way] seem to think it's people between the age of 15 and 25, when in fact, it is everyone between the ages of 10 and 32. It's such a wide range of people that the use of the term is completely meaningless.

Actually a generation is 15 years, it's

1945-60 Baby Boomers

1960-75 Generation X, No Future

1975-90 Generation Y, the "grunge" generation, Fuck Everything

1990-05 Millenials

2005-20 The internet generation

Not according to the guys who named the Millennials, in the book in which they named 'em: [i]Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069[/i] by Strouss and Howe.

Also, the Baby Boomers lasted until around 1962-1964ish. There is no hard or set time length for what a "generation" is. It's an arbitrary grouping of people born within an arbitrary set of dates.

And there is not yet a name for anyone post-2004. The internet generation and the information generation are two names being thrown around, but those are far from being concrete.

#8 Posted by Matoyak (309 posts) -

@generic_username said:

I believe I fall into the shitty millennial category you're describing

Just to clarify what a "millennial" is*: If you are born between the years 1982 and 2004 (inclusive on both ends), then you are a millennial. (Oh, also: Generation Y is the same thing as "millennials", too, for the record).

*because everyone who uses it [almost exclusively in a derogatory way] seem to think it's people between the age of 15 and 25, when in fact, it is everyone between the ages of 10 and 32. It's such a wide range of people that the use of the term is completely meaningless.

#9 Posted by Matoyak (309 posts) -

Also, the concept art for New York Vinny is pretty great. JUST LOOK AT THAT MAN MUGGIN'.

#10 Posted by Matoyak (309 posts) -

G'luck, Vinny. :) Get us some East Coast Bombcast, is all I request. :) A bombcast for each coast, I say! And a Bombin' in the AM as the string that ties 'em together.

Also, does this mean there's a chance at Bombin' in the AM gaining +1 Vinny? That could be cool.