So, if you don't subscribe and/or you are outside of the US you won't see any videos? Is that how it is now? This no videos playing issue has gone on too long to be a bug that you want addressed. Ok. Got it.
Is it something to do with your ad server? I was struggling and went through the vids on the front page today. Eventually on The Cave QL an ad appeared and then it worked. Subsequent vids also pulled an ad and then worked. Without an ad it would seem I get the ol' black screen 00:00..
I agree with the above poster. I'm running Safari 5.1.7 and I just can't watch 90% of the vids. 00:00 nada. It is reaching the point where I come for the bombcast and then leave. It's reaching a tipping point.
Fez has been the best gaming experience of this year for me, and a gaming highlight from over 30 years of playing games. Truly amazing.
Now I don't know Phil Fish so I can't say if he is a dick or not, so I won't. What I can say is that making a game of the complexity of Fez with just a couple of guys must have been a tremendous physical, emotional and mental drain. Anything that you put 5 years of life into does that. Could you do it? How would you behave if you were there? Do you have cameras document your darkest days and ask you comment on them? Maybe you'd look like a dick too if that was the case.
Find Astora's Straight Sword in the "Valley of Drakes" early on. You all with thank me later as you progress the game.
Also, on the 360 while playing the game, I've been able to party chat with my friends. So I guess that's a non-issue that didn't make it once the game shipped? Anyone else able to talk to their friends?
Party chat on the 360 is disabled. Last time I tried it, the game said, this function is disabled, auto-saved and kicked me to the main menu. No chance to turn it off, no option given. Brutal, just like the game and I love them for it.
Yesterday I finished a game in co-op. My buddy was my trusty wing-man beatle2035, a guy I have rinsed a couple of Halo's, some GoW, battered in numerous online fighters and generally gamed with since back in the day playing Tekken & ISS. The game we played and finished we got a lot of pleasure from, and that game was Hunted: The Demons Forge.
I'd go so far as to say that was some of the best fun I have had playing games in 2011, and we have had some great games, probably much better games actually, published this year, but Hunted was a ton o' fun. Why?
Well co-op is always better than solo. This applies to games as much as it does to sex, although you can get a lot out of a marathon session of FF or 20 minutes on the darker parts of the internet too. Hunted gave us teamwork, puzzles to solve, epic battles and kewl loot. It also gave us a bewildering array of glitches and bugs that included floating items, lost audio, invisible enemies, jarring cuts and general wtf moments. Some bad QA went down during the development of that game or they just ran out of time and said fuck it. Surprised it made it past cert to be honest, but I'm glad it did. They worked the UE3 engine well and got some tight level design going. The artists did a great job.
If you see this game going cheap and you have a buddy to play with, pick this up and get busy. I think you'll enjoy it.