Reisz's forum posts

#1 Edited by Reisz (1555 posts) -

It's no secret that Steam has broadened its scope in the last few years. It kind of feels like there are a hundred new games every month at this point. The rate at which ports from less robust platforms and incomplete early access experiences are coming in the door I feel like it's completely got away from me in the last few months.

The icing on the cake was the personalised storefront update from a while back. I rarely used Steam as an education platform for what's new and exciting but any merit it previously had in that department flew out the window with that update. Customizing down to exclusively show "Popular New Releases" and "Games" It's still a shitshow of pseudo-erotic visual novels, mobile ports, free to play titles and the most homogenous AAA new releases you can think of.

I'd love to know what sort of metrics they're using to gauge taste and greatly look forward to the any likely improvements such as adding curators or fully hiding tags from your store page.

Are you guys seeing the same stuff? It feels like a huge step back but I guess that comes with the territory right? When you start trying to please everyone eventually no one is totally happy.

Grumble grumble.

#2 Posted by Reisz (1555 posts) -

Anything deeper than six hours and I'd get my moneys worth. Can't wait to Give it a go.

#3 Posted by Reisz (1555 posts) -

@nags: As a day one adopter of the Xbox One i fully support your decision.

#4 Posted by Reisz (1555 posts) -

Oh man, first order of business if you want to make a splash with enthusiasts? Re-launch Star Wars Galaxies as Star Wars Legacy of the Empire (Or something) Completely stock pre-NGE servers, $3-5 a month for a subscription, no up-front cost and just bathe in all that good will.

#5 Edited by Reisz (1555 posts) -

I still reckon alongside a content rating, quality control and disclaimers a full suite of cheat effects should be a mandatory publishing requirement of all games. One of my all-time favourite games is Demon's Souls. I adored the obscure challenge. I still play it occasionally just for that aspect.

But I would LOVE to be an overpowered monster in that world. Disable or have an alternate suite of achievements, disable or limit online play, whatever you have to do to make it work should be done. Giving the player more of those customizable gameplay options will never make a good game a poorer product.

#6 Posted by Reisz (1555 posts) -

I have absolutely no advice for you from a CS standpoint just wanted to say that's awesome. Follow your dreams and good luck!

#7 Edited by Reisz (1555 posts) -

Cast of bombs is due

Vehemently announce it

All woes are taken

#8 Edited by Reisz (1555 posts) -

@boatorious: Oh dude, you're a cool person. That was above and beyond, it didn't even occur to me that people would run scripts to automatically screen stuff like that. Having no effect is better than having a bad effect. Thanks for being cool.

@justkamtoo: Oh you,

@stryker1121: rhysbarber.tumblr.com, thanks for asking man, I hope you dig it.

@do_the_manta_ray: Thanks duder! That means a lot. I totally have Giant Bomb related ideas, I'll chime in when they get done. Metal Gear Scanlon 3 will definitely light the fires.

@lilman1101: Fuckin' oath.

So what did I learn; Twitter is weird, prominent games writers have shit to do and Giant Bomb forum people are still awesome. Case closed.

#9 Edited by Reisz (1555 posts) -

@vamino: Right?! If I'm swearing at you it probably means I'm being friendly.

#10 Posted by Reisz (1555 posts) -

Thanks for the back up you guys, I'm just bummed out that I inadvertently added some shit to someone's day when I just meant to make a kind gesture.

But you're probably right on point @rmanthorp, with the kind of traffic those cats get it probably didn't even register.

Fuckin' internet man.