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#1 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -

I like my Windows 7.

#2 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -
  • Mega man 2
  • Dynasty Warriors 2
  • Metal Gear Solid (MGS 1 &2 weren't nearly as big)
  • DOTA 2
  • Warcraft II
  • Street Fighter II
  • Shadow Hearts (Koudelka was not exactly a smash hit)
  • Persona 3
  • Saints Row the Third
  • Madden (didn't feel like it got huge until well into the series)
  • Jak II (jak & daxter was pretty generic)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the first one for the NES was bad)
  • Dark Souls (if you count Demon Souls)
  • you could probably make a decent case for Super Metroid as well.
#3 Edited by Slag (5432 posts) -

That's some big league bullcrap right there.

I gotta admit, this is the nail in the coffin for me. I'm not buying MKX anytime soon now after strongly considering getting it this week.

Netherrelam really screwed the pooch on this one. MKX's launch has been totally botched.

  • Wack Net code
  • Pushy In-game DLC Upsells
  • Totally busted non-playable PC version
  • Shady DLC such as " easy fatalities"
  • massive day 1 patches
  • obvious Coin doubler-ish rebalancing, turning Krypt Unlockables into a grindfest or a spend fest
  • trying to pull a fast one on reviewers by holding this info till post launch

I just hope they can survive this, this is beginning to feel like the second coming of Simcity. People are really turning on them, understandably so. I'm worried the MK brand is going to be permanently damaged by this.

I'd hate to lose Mortal Kombat, because of some extremely poor business decisions and PR bungles.

#4 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -

One of the many many reasons I just don't preorder or buy games at launch anymore.

Sorry devs, but it's significantly less money, significantly less risky and a significantly better experience to wait till later.

#5 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -

I probably listen to video game music more often these days than .... uh... "regular music". I generally prefer instrumental music in general to voiced stuff, since it's often background filler for when I'm working. I really like video game music, quite a bit actually. From the classic 8-bit stuff to ultra modern stuff.

Although there are time when a particular track grabs me like

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really there is too many to link, There is probably literally 1000s, of video game tracks I like.

As for influencing me, It certainly has. It gave me a taste for J-Rock and J-Pop I'll always have, and Final Fantasy Vi probably is how I discovered I actually liked Opera. I'm sure there are others I'm not conscious of. I don't know how listening to video game music could not influence somebody even a little, to hear new things. Unless you really didn't like video game music at all I guess.

Outside of game music, I primarily listen Rap, hip Hop, Pop, Occasionally classical, scored bits of Movie soundtracks and rock. Really anything I guess.

#6 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -

@mattack said:

Yeah, I saw that too.. that's what I don't quite understand.. I know I made a comment.. I don't think I actually submitted a "No edit" submission.. the software wouldn't even allow that, would it?

I do know I was trying to fix the platforms list -- but in THIS thread I realize I may have been wrong about Arkanoid I.. I still am doubtful there was an 8 bit Apple II version of Arkanoid II.

It shouldn't, but the wiki can be very buggy with associations and releases. So it wouldn't surprise me if it did happen

#7 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -

Nice man, I guess it's time for the rubber to meet the road eh?

How many times have you done a practice run so far?

I hope this goes well for you guys!

#8 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -


@csl316: The krypt is fucking crazy. You walk around a-la Grimrock, and you have a map and a god damn inventory. I actually don't think that there is a traditional arcade more this time around, it looks to have been replaced by a tower that's similar in make-up. Not sure if there are endings for each character once you finish 'em, though with the way they present them, I'd almost think there has to be.

That is a game changer!

So awesome to hear this game has way more cool stuff than expected

#9 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -
#10 Posted by Slag (5432 posts) -

I thought Jeff was pretty fair, especially for a guy who doesn't like the kind of combat systems these kinds of games have.

I like the Souls games a lot, but the hype and mystique surrounding them has kinda gotten a bit overblown. Not surprised an outsider like Jeff comes into these games and wonders what the fuss is about.