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#1 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

The quality of games in a year is not necessarily defined by how many obvious Game of the Year picks came out. The way I remember it, there were interesting games coming out each month, and many of them were very good.

Only AAA games had a down year. That may be an indicator of a Trend towards a New Paradigm, or it may just be rotten luck. Big games flop every year.

#2 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

This might be more of an omission than a bug, but I can't see why it shouldn't work. So you know how the drop-down ToC on wiki pages has links to all the sections, with unique URLs for each? Like this:

http://www.giantbomb.com/mcdonalds-treasure-land-adventure/3030-14905/#toc-0-1

That works when navigating to the URL from a different page, but when I link the same URL within the actual page, it doesn't do anything when clicked. Example (in the second paragraph, "death threat" is linked to a different section) - I've checked with Chrome 39.0, Firefox 31.0, and IE 11.0

I couldn't find any mention of this problem, at least not recently. Bit hard to search for.

EDIT: Well now the "navigate to URL from a different page" method magically doesn't work for me anymore. But it was working, and it should be.

#3 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

Don't wanna break your heart

Wanna give your heart a break

(and that is the chorus of the song)

Plus:

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That has 1700 likes. Puts things in perspective.

#4 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

If, hypothetically, the staff really really sucked, they would pick Destiny because it "sparked conversations" the most.

Somehow I expect them not to pick an overall Game of the Year, instead focusing more heavily on categories. If they don't expect to reach a consensus on Mordor, I think that is what happens.

#5 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

Ecksthuh-trestrials.

(Atlantis is fucking boring. That Indy game should have closed the book on Atlantis forever.)

#6 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

I turned off Adblock but I didn't see it.

I did several of the Gamespot ones back when Gamespot was in my life. What a dark time that was.

#8 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

I don't get hype anymore.

But I do remember stumbling upon a GI story on Shadows of Mordor earlier this year, and being blown away that neither GB or Joystiq had informed me of its existence. "Isn't an open-world next-gen LOTR game by Monolith a super great idea?" I said. "Shouldn't this be one of the biggest upcoming games?" I said. And LO AND BEHOLD.

#9 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

Noroi - 5/5

(2005 Japanese found-footage movie about a documentary filmmaker who studies paranormal phenomena)

A master class in pure horror cinema. It doesn't concern itself with drama or romance subplots or trying to "say" something about the human condition. It's so relentlessly focused on one goal - creeping you out - that the 115 minute runtime feels long, even though there is little to no padding. There are also not many designated "scary scenes", and few if any jump scares (in a found footage film!) Terror is spread thinly but evenly across the entire movie, like butter on toast, or something.

I still wouldn't call it my favorite, as it's easier to love a conventional protagonist-driven movie like The Thing, but Noroi's execution is unmatched in the genre.

#10 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2527 posts) -

Okay this is not related to any of these movies (though it is a found-footage film) but I need to say this somewhere.

I saw Noroi: The Curse for the first time last night. It's really truly exceptional. Old news, maybe, since it came out in 2005, but on the subject of J-horror I see a lot more people mention Ringu or Ju-On than Noroi, probably because those were remade in English. I like Ringu a lot. Noroi makes Ringu look like a hobo.

You, person reading this right now: if you are capable of liking horror movies in a non-ironic way, you need to see it. And don't be drunk or have annoying friends with you. That's a great way to not enjoy a horror movie.