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Did I really just listen to Quake Live patch notes? Next week talk about the latest client update for EverQuest!

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This looks better than Unity to me... more boats, harsher landscape, a protagonist that seems more driven than most of the previous ones save for maybe Ezio. Unity just looks like another take on the classic formula, this looks a bit like Black Flag 2 and frankly I'd rather that.

My 0.02c

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Whoa that was messed up but super cool and totally fucked!! ...or not. that trailer was trying way too hard to be edgy. Even the singing lacked conviction.

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@geraltitude said:

@development said:

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@authenticm said:

@bkbroiler said:

Here's hoping for a full MGS, MGS2, MGS3, MGS4, and eventually MGS5 playthrough.

Yes. They should skip the mediocre Peace Walker. Its story is recaped at the begining of Ground Zeroes anyway.

As a long time MGS fan playing Peace Walker for the first time now (6~ hours in), let me say this -

You are wrong! :D

I think the nature of the game (side ops) makes it a little weird for a feature like this, but I love the gameplay a lot. It's very similar to VR missions in its set ups.

Nah, skip Peace Walker. It wouldn't be good for this series. Its gameplay is more similar to Monster Hunter than Metal Gear Solid (okay, that might be an exaggeration).

This is not true! LOL. Ok, well, I never played Monster Hunter, but Peace Walker is very, very similar to MGS. In fact it's like a MGS 1.5 with a VR missions attitude. Are you sure you're thinking about the same game? It's just third person stealth with smaller levels rather than 1 big one.

It's more that the mission layout is more suited for handheld on-the-go gaming. I think Drew should play it in his own time, but I'm not opposed to them playing it on this feature. Hell, maybe Dan could play co-op alongside Drew! That'd be great! Besides, the story and characters in the game are very important for what happens in Ground Zeroes and possibly what will happen in The Phantom Pain.

Do not skip it. Co-op would make the feature pretty awesome and fun to watch. It's a long way away though...

Portable Ops added a bit to the story including the first canonical appearance of Roy Campbell, but Peace Walker was referred to by Kojima as Metal Gear Solid 5 before V came along. If Drew wants to follow the story Peace Walker is vital. It introduces a lot of what is happening in Ground Zeroes and it establishes the construction of Outer Heaven.

All that aside how can you say it plays like Monster Hunter? It felt like a mission based MGS4. I get there's ACTUAL Monster Hunter monsters in in, but surely you can see how close that game is to MGS4...

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Why don't people just use a Raspberry Pi?

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The Vinny episodes should always be a now and again thing ... they're too good, I don't want them to get old.

Great job crew

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It's the generation most in need of remake. Red/Blue are brilliant (and had a good remake), Gold/Silver is (in my opinion) flawless (and had a great remake), Ruby/Sapphire was a BIG step backwards and hopefully this will fix them.

TOO MUCH WATER. Way too much surfing. Boring new Pokemon (the beginning of the decline in quality). No time specific events. Least innovation overall.

Revisiting and updating these games makes a lot of sense ... I just wish they'd also release the classic games on Virtual Console :\

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The more I see the less I'm hyped. Once I saw the gun radial wheel I felt a bit done. I'm sure it'll be good, but I just don't hold much hope it'll be great. I think I wanted a game closer to LA Noire in pacing but this looks more like GTA.

Time will tell. Sooner or later. Time will tell.

Die Waffen! Legt an! Da da dahh dah dun nun ununn nun ununn nunn da dah adaahh ... etc

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Guys, when talking about legal issues like a corrupt politician you should say "allegedly" a lot more. Never underestimate how exposed you are to the legal world.

EDIT: Good podcast as always of course, just my two cents.

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So no intro for this one? Just straight into it? Is the Irish guy the dude from GameSpot? Am I just supposed to know? Seriously, Drew is great and this other dude seems fine, but notice how every week on 90% of podcasts do a intro of the hosts and format each week... It's for a reason. Honest feedback.

I'd actually would say yes, you are supposed to know what you are getting into. It's an F1 podcast behind a paywall on a videogame website. I'd imagine the % of people just stumbling into this is rather low.

You think that an F1 podcast, on a video game website, where neither of the hosts introduces themselves and the only description is "Australia requires more sexy, Red Bull gives you appeals.... etc" should make it obvious? I figured Alt+F1 would mean it's some kind of help/advice/reader email podcast. I'd say the percentage of people stumbling across this wouldn't be insignificant. I did. I'm not saying don't do it, just fine tune it.

Relax dude.