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#2 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

Tricky HD as a downloadable release and you're good.

In fact, throw it in with pre-orders of the new game. If it ends up sucking we can at least get the next-best thing.

#3 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

Thanks for the suggestions, but goddamn. McCarthy should really be introduced to the concept of quotation marks.

#4 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

I agree about Dead Space 2, but what's frustrating for me is that I liked Dead Space and wasn't getting tired of it by the end. Somehow, amid all their improvements for the sequel, they did one thing (or many small things) that fucked everything right up, and I still can't properly describe what exactly it was. So I understand why Brad would give it 5 stars, but at the same time it baffles me that anyone could have liked it that much.

#5 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

I would have posted this in a book recommendation thread, but the latest one hasn't been active for like 5 months, and I don't think anyone would notice if I posted this in there, so.
 
Anyway, my knowledge of modern literature is pathetic, and recently I'm trying to fix that, but it's hard to find any I like. I prefer a straightforward, sort of dry style of writing that doesn't seem to be used much anymore, which is why I gravitate towards older writers. A couple of examples: I picked up 2001: A Space Odyssey the other day and I really like Clarke's writing, but a while back I tried to read Ender's Game and the style was grating to me right away. I want to call it stream of consciousness, though I'm not sure that's the right phrase, but at any rate I hated it. I'm sure it's a great book and everything, but it's not for me.
 
I'm looking for any good novels that are written in a low-key detached style, and aren't super depressing or anything. Any sort of subject matter, but especially historical fiction or sci-fi.

#6 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

Who cares about a new Contra?
 
There's nothing about Contra that calls for a reboot or update. We already have good third-person shooters. Contra 4 was the most they needed to do with the series, so maybe just do another of those for 3DS. Or don't.

#7 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -
@SuperSambo said:
@528seven
He's saying that because he wants to mess with people who hate her. She's probably going to be on again.
 
Which, you know, can't blame him with how savage the backlash can get. I don't like her either, but at some point it doesn't matter what we think of the guests because it's their fucking show. They're not going to say to anyone "Sorry, you can't be on the show because a lot of our audience thinks you're annoying."
Ermm, who do you think they are making the show for? If the audience doesn't like it, then there is no point in making it.
We have no tyranny over their decisions, is what I'm saying. They have a certain obligation to pay attention to feedback, but they could make the show with or without the people who object to their running of it. If they do the podcasts the same way this year, they must not think a majority of the audience has a problem with it, and considering how that <> crap caught on, I don't think that's invalid.
 
And I imagine doing some terrible drunken podcasting is pretty good for letting off steam, with E3 getting more hectic lately. If they can't manage a 'serious' podcast every night, they can at least provide something that's fun for them and some section of the listeners.
#8 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

He's saying that because he wants to mess with people who hate her. She's probably going to be on again.
 
Which, you know, can't blame him with how savage the backlash can get. I don't like her either, but at some point it doesn't matter what we think of the guests because it's their fucking show. They're not going to say to anyone "Sorry, you can't be on the show because a lot of our audience thinks you're annoying."

#9 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project: Whatever. 

  
Also, now that I think of it, this is strangely appropriate as well.
   
It's now Jeff's mission to make these the theme music to both podcasts.
#10 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

Finally the Casey Jones game of my dreams. 
 
Also this game is going to turn heads f'real this time.