Don't have an opinion. Every time I visit Kotaku, I leave the site annoyed. I checked it out again during the demise of Joystiq to see if it had improved. I left disappointed and annoyed.
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Yes, because I have not owned a Nintendo portable this (past?) generation. I usually buy a Nintendo portable towards the end of the hardware's life span when there are plenty of good RPGs to play on the system. I little to no interest in most of the regular Nintendo fare but for Bravely Default, Fire Emblem, Persona Q, Fantasy Life, and a new Pokemon, I'm ready to take the plunge.
I'm with the OP on this one. I love reading through all of the internet comments of any posted article or video. I often scroll down to the comments even before finishing the article. And, like the OP, I am disappointed if there is no comment section. In some cases, I'll skip the story or look for it on another website. I find the comments interesting. In a digital world, the comment section reminds me that there are other people out there with viewpoints not my own.
Very sad news as Joystiq is still my go to video game news site. Kotaku hasn't been readable in years (sorry Patrick) and Polygon is too far up its own ass for me to care. Honestly, Giant Bomb isn't a great place for just run-of-the-mill news. I don't know where I'll go for that stuff. Well, there are a ton of podcasts out there which just read and review the week's news so that's an option.
Persona 5 has me excited but after that, I don't know. Yes, Bloodborne and Witcher 3 look pretty damn good, but what I truly want is another Bethesda game. Can we please get an announcement and release date for Fallout 4 this year?
I've been meaning to get into this show, but I've heard there are tie-ins to other Marvel things. So what are they and are they necessary to enjoy the show?
The series begins following the 1st Avengers movie. I think it's kind of important to have seen that movie, since much of the season arc deals with what happened to one of the characters. Over the course of the 1st season, the Thor (2) The Dark World and Captain America (2): The Winter Soldier movies were released and the series explores the aftermath of those films. I don't think it's critical to have seen those two movies, but it might pique your curiosity.
I too enjoyed the first season of Agents of SHIELD. It's true the first half of the first season was a bit hit or miss and only when Bill Paxton showed up did it start to get really interesting. I haven't seen any of Season 2 yet, but plan on taking a look soon. I have some early episodes DVR'd and Hulu for the most recent. I'm not really sure how I feel about the Agent Carter mini-series, so far. I've seen the first three episodes and while one and two were good, three was a bit boring. I am hoping four will pick up the pace again.
As far as the current crop of comic book TV dramas go, I like Arrow and Constantine best, followed by Agents and Gotham with Flash trailing the pack. I like what Gotham is trying to do even if it is often a bit hit and miss. The show is improving just as Agents did during season one. Flash is, well.. whiny. The Flash, as a character always felt a bit more irreverent than most of the other DC core heroes. This one is too mopey. There is a scene in Pixar's The Incredibles where Dash discovers he can run on water and he is joyous. That's what I want from a speedster. Anyway, Constantine is probably done after the shows already filmed air as I doubt NBC will be ordering any more. Too bad as John Constantine is the most multifaceted of any of the heroes currently airing.
There aren't too many mods out for it, so I'll try it on the PS4 this summer. Might be a decent distraction before Fallout 4 comes out.