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#1 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

Drew may as well be apart of the original 4, going to be a tough loss. I am definitely excited to see what he is doing next, but Giant Bomb West taking some big hits lately :(

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#3 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

Kind of weird that Drew and Vinny had DOOM as their number 1 game, but fought for Hitman being game of the year over DOOM.... If you think Hitman is the better Game that year, perhaps it should be ranked higher on your list? Unless of course you are instead making a "Game we most played on the site" list... which seems to be becoming a trend. Not really something I am interested in considering we know the answer to that well before the deliberations.

The literal only criticism anyone had for DOOM at all was it has bad multiplayer/kind of bad snapmap stuff. Okay? So what. DOOM the campaign is the game they were making. They decided to farm out a multiplayer mode with the game they made. It wasn't so great, but that was just a side thing to have a crack at for the hell of it.

So if DOOM simply didn't even have the other options outside the Campaign it just runs away with this? I mean the AI bots in Overwatch are crap and that's an option on the menu! Obviously that isn't what you are there for.

I also don't get Jeff's argument that it's totally different when you are writing the review or recommending it to a friend than it is when ranking it for GOTY. In the first two you can ignore the multiplayer, but in GOTY you have to have those side things count as 2/3 of the game. What kind of terrible logic is that.

Hitman is a fucking awesome game. DOOM is too. Sure, personally I am a little disappointed DOOM didn't win. But I am much more disappointed there was barely any debate for these games other than DOOM has shit multiplayer so it can't be number 1. Would have been cool to see the gang duke it out with some real arguments.

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#4 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

@dharmabum: I'd disagree that shooting and precision is the tip of the iceberg in competitive FPS games. It is the bulk of the iceberg and CS still blows everything else out of the water. With that said CS is as deep if not deeper strategically than the other games. In addition, the maps currently played in CS are expertly crafted and very well balanced. Each of them foster unique tactics and strategies that are still constantly being explored. I would say I am biased, but I have played alot of Gears, Halo, and Overwatch and lately Titanfall 2. I have even been keeping up with competitive Overwatch. Still it is clear to me why CS is still so huge and the competitive scenes of these games are chasing just a fraction of its success. It is just an extremely fair game with near perfectly crafted mechanics that heavily rewards both skill and intelligent play. It reminds me of Starcraft in that way.

With that said I have never played or heard anyone talk about Rainbow Six Siege competitively. Maybe it has a higher skill ceiling that Counter Strike, but somehow I doubt it.

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#5 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -
@dharmabum said:
@sirpsychosexy said:

Been playing CS forever now, and still play CS:GO consistently. It is a game that rewards you the more you play it. No other shooters right now even come close to the skill ceiling CS has, unless maybe Quake makes a comeback. Guess I am drawn to these sorts of games considering how much I used to play DotA 2 and Starcraft 2. Obviously it is kind of rough if you are a beginner, but I just power through that shit and before you know it things start to click and there is no other feeling like it. So much fucking fun.

Is this true when games like Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, Titanfall, Halo 5, and Gears 4 exist? I suppose I don't know what metric one uses to compare skill ceilings in a shooter (APM makes it easier in an RTS), but to say "nothing even comes close" seems rather dismissive to me.

Absolutely. Your aim has to be so much quicker and so much more precise than the games you listed to play at any sort of decent level. As a result this is probably the only game where you absolutely must be aiming for the head every single time (unless you are awping) to even do well at a mediocre level. And that is not because body shots are that slow, you can drop someone very fast with 3-4 bullets in the back or chest with the AK or M4's. It is just that if the enemy has even half a second to whip around and hit your head you are going to lose the battle. The thing about Halo and Gears is you can only be so fast and precise with a controller. You are simply capped in your movement and aiming no matter what you do. I suppose a few characters in Overwatch have a very high ceiling, but that game is definitely more lenient when it comes to hitboxes.

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#6 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

Been playing CS forever now, and still play CS:GO consistently. It is a game that rewards you the more you play it. No other shooters right now even come close to the skill ceiling CS has, unless maybe Quake makes a comeback. Guess I am drawn to these sorts of games considering how much I used to play DotA 2 and Starcraft 2. Obviously it is kind of rough if you are a beginner, but I just power through that shit and before you know it things start to click and there is no other feeling like it. So much fucking fun.

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#7 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

I can't see a scenario where DOOM doesn't win. It is such a callback to a style of game that just isn't made anymore and they absolutely nailed it. Just the fact that this game turned out this fucking good, and that a DOOM game is even in contention for GOTY in 2016 is insanity. Plus it seems like everyone else loves it too.

I think the battle for 2nd place will be tight as fuck. Hitman, Titanfall 2, Overwatch all seem very well enjoyed by everyone. If I had to bet I'd say Titanfall 2 takes 2nd and Hitman 3rd. Jeff will fight like hell for Titanfall and the others will have a hard time arguing against it and will likely agree for the most part. Similar to the DOOM scenario, but Brad won't be fighting for it, much if it all.

Basically I think Brad Jeff and Dan will fight the hardest for their games and it will look like this:

DOOM: Entire staff loves, Brad and Jeff really Love

Titanfall 2: Entire staff loves, Jeff and Dan really Love

Hitman: Entire staff loves, Brad and Dan really Love

Overwatch: Entire staff loves

I pretty much see the Jeff and Brad combo winning because they hold the most sway (or will fight the hardest) and are on the same side for that one. Plus I would be shocked if DOOM wasn't number 1 on both of their personal lists. There is a small chance Titanfall sneaks in to number 1 for Jeff, but fucking DOOM man.

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#8 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

Big fan of Will, but this looks dumb.

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#9 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

Truly insane how this man got elected. People want change, I get that, but this is change in the opposite direction we need to be heading. Yea the bigotry and sexism and all that shit sucks, but the shit that is going to actually effect us on significant level, like his policies are just mind boggling stupid.

In a nation on the brink of large scale automation he wants to cut taxes. How the hell are we possibly going to deal with the massive numbers of unemployed that is inevitable in our near future? In regards to the deficit having a huge increase from cutting taxes, he actually believes this can be offset from the growth of the economy. He thinks we can go from 2% growth per year to 6 under his leadership, numbers only countries like China and India, two of the fastest developing countries in history, can barely reach.

I guess he plans on reaching all this growth and prosperity by bringing back manufacturing jobs. Protip: You can't. The industrial revolution ended a long time ago in the US. That shit isn't going to "grow" our economy anymore. We will continue losing unskilled jobs for years to come until they are all virtually gone. It is only getting cheaper and cheaper for those jobs to be automated or outsourced. It doesn't matter what shitty policies you throw at it, you will lose out to automation every single time. Even if you slow it down a tiny bit it will come at a massive of cost of incentives provided to those companies that you can never sustain, and is incredibly inefficient regardless.

This is the kind of shit I don't understand. Why are people so short sighted? Why would we possibly try to center our economic policies on an entirely different era? Why don't we look to the future? The future involves fewer workers and highly skilled labor. We need to plan for that shit or we are in fucking trouble. This really is common sense. But (old, uninformed, stupid) people still fucking think the level of capitalism we have always had is going to work forever. No one talks about this shit. Everyone talks about all these small time issues like they are on the same level as economic policies. Don't even get me started on his approach to trade and globalization. The dude literally runs from every bit of research and science we have in regards to economics. As someone who has a degree in Economics and is currently in graduate school, it is so incredibly frustrating when people talk out their ass about this stuff like they have actually researched anything, and then go vote for people who are as equally clueless.

Not to mention he also flat out denies perhaps the single biggest global issue of our time. It is 20 fucking 16 and the president we elected denies climate change. What. The. Fuck.

Is it really that difficult to elect someone who uses science and research to make informed decisions on every major issue?

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#10 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

The Witch

Finally got around to watching this and I absolutely loved it. I forgot how great the horror genre can be when done well. So completely unnerving. No shitty jump scares. Just an overwhelming sense of dread and vileness consuming you. You want to look away, but you can't. Nothing is more horrifying than what you can create in your own head and this film takes you there. And it isn't just horror well done, it's just a damn good movie. Great acting, superb cinematography, fantastic score. A surprisingly deep plot. I was worried they would botch the ending, but they nailed it. It is really on the level of The Shining for me. You can tell the director was heavily influenced by it.

5/5