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#1 Edited by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

They'll never commit to building a console that directly competes with the Xbox and Playstation, so I think they should double down on what they're best at, the portable. I think it should be a system that fuctions both as a handheld and as a console. Perhaps there is a cradle that connects to your TV and also relays the controler input. The games would work on both the handheld and through the console cradle. Addition storage space could be on the cradle, too. As for the dual screens and 3D, they could probably drop both in favor of one large high-quality touch screen, but backwards compatibility has been a thing for the DS systems, so maybe not. I just don't think game designers are doing anything really neat with the feature anymore.

#2 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

I haven't watched anything new in such a long time. About a month ago I started re-watching One Piece on Hulu from the beginning. I really love that show, but I also feel a bit guilty because I could have been watching something, nearly anything made in the last year and a half. I have been reading manga instead. My favorite is One Punch Man. It's so good. Anyone know what season (Spring, Fall, etc...) the OPM anime will air? Have they announced it yet? I really like reading Nikosei and Shokugeki no Soma, but have only seen the first episode of both. I am hoping to get through something this holiday weekend provided I am not still obsessively working through One Piece. I've read past the Fishman arc, but not seen the anime through its conclusion. I am trying to get caught up, but staying current with just about any show, book or game is so hard.

#3 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

After one month you look like a hipster with that scruff. I say commit to a clean shaven lifestyle, embrace it and have no regrets.

#4 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

It generally takes me two hours just to get through character set-up and the tutorial, so I give a game three to four hours before deciding. There are some pet peeves of mine that can put me off right from the get go like no Inverse-Y Axis and tank controls. Also, I sour on not being able to save anywhere or at least have a very healthy number of save points.

#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -
  1. Hot Sauce
  2. Mayo
  3. Salsa
  4. Dijon Mustard
  5. BBQ Sauce

These are my toppings of choice depending on what else is on the burger (cheese, mushrooms, bacon, pickles, onions, etc...)

#6 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

Besides, the Apple store is a private company. If you don't like it buy the game from another store.

But if a game is made for iOS, where else do you buy it? This isn't like a game being kicked off Steam so you go to GOG, Green Man, or Amazon. Are there alternatives for Itunes when it comes to iOS gaming for the average user who doesn't jailbreak their iphone/ipad?

#7 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

Over in Skyrim there are already a lot of new quest mods that involve existing NPCs. For those sequences, the often just go text-only through the added parts. It's a little distracting, but you get used to it. The better mods will add their own voiced NPCs to fill in the blank parts. Of course, you can't do that with the MC unless the creator comes up with some reason why the player sounds different. I haven't seen enough of the single-player game footage to tell how chatty the MC is to begin with. If they don't really have that much to say anyway, it might not make much of a difference.

#8 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

Oh this makes perfect sense because the way to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past is to bury all traces of it, right?

#9 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

They probably should have done what Rock Star does and release each version of the game when it's ready for that platform.

#10 Posted by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

I almost never pay full price for a game as most of the time, I don't get around to playing it for weeks at a time anyway. I've found that I don't need to play the latest and greatest games as soon as they come out. In fact, I often enjoy them more because I picked them up at a discount. I am not against paying for a game when it offers a high entertainment value, but most of the time, I won't know that until I've played the game for a while. This is why most of the "full price" games I've played have been MMO's where I've kicked in money after having enjoyed the game for 20+ hours. I'll get both Batman and The Witcher later this year when they're regularly under $40 maybe closer to $20. By then, I can enjoy them at my leisure and not feel like I've wasted money when I inevitably don't finish the game.