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#1 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -

Your complaint is pretty much the main reason I stopped listening to bombcast. It just seems to shift away from actual game talk to just a bunch of people sitting around talking about various bullshit. I can do that with my own friends and get 100 times more enjoyment out of it.

Also, I'm sure it has been voiced before, but since Ryan passed away the bombcast has become really disjointed.

Big chance that they are just finding other interests in life. They are getting older and a lot of times people mellow down as they get older and just don't have the same hunger.

PS - Don't stress too much about the people here that tell you to go somewhere else if you want game coverage. I'm sure you've noticed that there is some serious hero worship on this web site. It's pretty much a sure thing that every criticism directed at the staff will be met with dick response even if the criticism is well put and not the usual internet anger. Frankly I don't think you should even response to those replies.

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#2 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -

Wow. A feature on GB that might make me give in and finally get a sub.

Nice to see that Demon's Souls is finally getting some appreciation from the main staff considering the cold, uniformed reception it got when it came out and it only took 5 years.

Next stop, Jeff. Though I think there's a bigger chance for a rock to start barking before he learns to appreciate that little niche genre.

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#3 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -

@tycobb said:

Rocksmith works pretty good. I wish it was around when I was actually learning to play bass 13 years ago (holy crap....).

I use http://www.songsterr.com/ for tabs. It's what the old mx-tabs site turned into.

Well I disagree with you Rocksmith view. Putting aside the fact that it's got a horrendous menu system and quite a bit of lag; rocksmith is only really good at teaching you how to play the song. That's all good and all but it doesn't take the time to teach why certain notes are played the way they are and good finger positioning as to lead you from one chord to another with minimal finger movement. In short, it's kinda shit at teaching you guitar theory which is kind of a bummer because Rocksmith could have been a great tool for that.

I will agree with you on songsterr. Great and helpful site. I don't know where they get their tabbing but it the most accurate of all the sites.

As @naru_joe93 advised. Start with a classical guitar. Your fingers will thank you. Once you get to a point where you think you are ready to move to acoustic then do that.

Play to your strength. If you see that "shredding" path is not working out too much then practice your rhythm. Not many good rhythm players out there these days. Everyone wants to be the next Yngwie Malmsteen.

Also, don't be against getting a teacher if you can afford it. Even a few sessions will teach you great information to get you jump started.

I recommend you buying this tool. Super cheap and it helps in training your fingers.

Remember, Just have fun. Don't let frustration get to you. It'll be tough at first but once you fingers get callused and you'll your muscle memory it'll become much much easier.

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#4 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -

I define my own sense of cool. So yes.

For some reason your statement fits perfectly with your avatar. Nice going.

I have a ton of D&D material. Also, I recently went back into the hole that's called Magic The gathering.

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#5 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -

No cap.

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#6 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -

Back in November I upgraded from a 6870 to a R9 280x and I am very happy with it. As many have said, there aren't many differences that tilt it to either Nvidia to AMD. I went with Nvidia because in my opinion, with AMD you get more for the dollar.

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#7 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -

@super2j said:

Good episode.

I wont lie, when I saw the first theory where he kisses the girl, I was ready to flip the table. I seriously thought they ruined the show. Sadly, I felt like I missed some of the key character moments, I just couldnt keep up. One such example was the conversation with Mycroft about him being lonely, something happened near the end and I didnt catch it. Another was after the restaurant when the lady friend said she would convince Watson, Sherlock noticed something but I didnt catch what it was. Also, why couldn't he tell Watson he was alive?

I know it has to be this way but I do wish Watson would step up in someway. He doesn't really contribute to solving the crime and if the end of the episode suggests that the enemy knows he is Sherlock's weakness. Sherlock didn't even look around for the would be perpetrator.

HA! This reminds me of how I felt when I saw The Dark Knight for the first time and the scene came on where Joker tells his origin story. I really thought they had a major fuck up until the party scene came on. Totally vindicated.

As far as Mycroft and Sherlock are concerned then I hope it's something that will further touched on.

As far as to what as Sherlock noticed about Wastson's fiancee, well I thought he was just doing his old thing of analyzing people.

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#8 Edited by mordukai (7127 posts) -

Just came back from watching the first episode of season 3. Thought to start a thread here about it. Fair warning, spoilers a head.

I apologize for the chaotic order but I am still trying to gather my thoughts.

  • While the mystery and the crime solving was kept to a bare minimum, I think the episode tackled a lot of material in the hour and half it had.
  • The constant theories of how Sherlock faked his death were very well done and were also a very cool nod to the fans of the show, who were actually addressed, by proxy, in the show itself.
  • The meeting between Sherlock and Watson was very well made and the one scene flowed to the next was just a treat to watch.
  • Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch again show their great acting talent and the chemistry between them is amazing.
  • Nice to see how Sherlock has indeed grown in the two years he was gone and how he does care for the people he left behind.
  • I really enjoyed how Sherlock and Mycroft relationship as brother was more touched on.
  • The various meeting between Sherlock and other characters were also very well made. The way Lestrade reacted was just awesome.
  • They way they touched on the fallout of Sherlock's fake death and subsequent 2 year absence and how it effected the characters was very well done. The way we see how Henderson's mind just cracked under the pressure of extreme guilt was something unexpected. Donovan was suspiciously absent but I hope to see how her character has dealt with the fallout.
  • Lastly, Molly. Well what I can say. The way her character managed to become such a favorite with little air time just shows to me the wonderful way her character is written and how wonderful Louise Brealey plays her. To me she is the soul of the show.

All in all I think the creators made the right move with this episode. The fact that the crime solving was kept to a minimum did not bother me at all as I think they had a ton of subjects to go though and I think they made a pretty good job at it.

That's about it for now.

What were your thoughts?

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#9 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -

I think I am one encounter away from the game opening up and becoming good...I've been there for six months. That's the deal I HATE, HATE, HATE the encounter I am in. The first hour was great the following four were torture, and now six months later I just don't want to play the game.

I know I should want to grind through this encounter, but I feel being peevishness about it is cathartic. I think Naughty Dog approached this game poorly, I think they had a chance to move away form their 'gun game' crutch that Uncharted games leaned on too heavily. It is crutch for them because THEY could do better. RockStar, Irrational Games, and many other developers aren't that good, they need crutches, but Naughty Dog could have done this game without weapons.

The fact Naughty Dog used weapons, is like a smart kid in the class doing merely B+ work.

Thank you.

The PR for this had me completely fooled. I might have heard something wrong but I remember Naughty Dog doing PR and them saying how gameplay will be a lot more thoughtful and how combat will actually be something you want to avoid, even more so with infected. Oh well, congratulations on becoming GB 2013 GOTY.

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#10 Edited by mordukai (7127 posts) -

It's good, certainly. But it doesn't hold a candle to the first one.

I really dug the story but maybe it was due to me getting deep into Fringe at the time I played it. While I agree with your statement, to a degree, I think Infinite is a much more coherent experience. It Definitely has a stronger second half and a much better ending then the first Bioshock.

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