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#1 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

@meatball said:

Buy a WiiU and Wonderful 101/Bayonetta 2. >_>

Darksiders is worth a look, the combat is pretty good fun in the first one and is excellent in Darksiders 2.

Absolutely. If I'm not mistaken, this game is also currently free if you have an Xbox Live Gold account and an Xbox 360. Only until the 31st of the month, so get to downloading.

#2 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

@slag said:

Low physical prices for old games come from the fact that Brick And Mortar retailers have limited shelf space and have to regularly purge under-performing inventory to free up space. Every old game that isn't selling is taking up valuable real estate fromm ones that could be.

Digital doesn't have such constraints and thus less incentive to lower prices.

That's it exactly, and that's why I will be sticking with physical media until I no longer have any choice to do otherwise.

#3 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

Thanks everyone :) , i guess i will play Borderlands 2 first since i already own it , and if i still feel like it i will play the pre-sequel .

You wouldn't guess it, but the pre-sequel actually spoils the plot of Borderlands 2, because it assumes players have finished that game. So yes, play them in order of their release. I wouldn't bother much with the first game. It was good, but it's hard to go back after playing the sequel. Perhaps just you tube the cut-scenes, and then continue playing Borderlands 2.

#4 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

This could end up being completely amazing or crushingly disappointing. Why aren't more people talking about this?

#5 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

I think privilege is an important concept, but I also think it's shorthand for what could be better accomplished with a full explanation. And I know I've seen it used to silence discussion, which is one of the reasons I think people should either avoid using it, or be highly careful with its use.

With proper use, the concept can remind people that it can be hard to fully understand a situation as an outsider looking in. Just admitting the simple fact that "I'm never going to fully understand what it's like to be a back person in America, because I'm not black." It's a matter of empathy, and that's extremely important when it comes to understanding others.

For example, I'm a guy who grew up in the 80s when homosexuality was treated with a fair amount of hostility. My moment of clarity eventually came in the 90s when I asked myself this question: "If I woke up tomorrow as the opposite sex, and I still felt the same way about women as I do now, what would I do? Would I have sex with men because it was the "right" thing to do?" And the answer was no. I'd still be attracted to women, and being the opposite sex wouldn't change that fact.

But that isn't to say that privilege is always helpful. With improper use, people can end up being told "you're wrong, and you only think that way because you're white," which then just leads to them going to the internet and finding a video or an article created by a black person who argues the same viewpoint.

#6 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

There was an Atari 2600 in the house since I could form memories, and my dad was the first person in our home to finish Super Mario Bros. Later on, we would play Street Fighter II together. We did that until that series started to get too complex for him, right around the Street Fighter Alpha games.

As for my mother, I have great memories of playing many LucasArts style point and click adventure games with her. Most recently we played Portal together, with me controlling the character and her solving the puzzles. She tried taking direct control, but she didn't like it. She did end up loving the game, though, and she hadn't had the humor somewhat ruined for her by stupid internet memes like I did. We also tried to play Braid together, but that one sadly didn't click with her.

#7 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

For those who haven't heard, the next big PS4 update will be released this Tuesday, and Share Play will be among its many new features. Share Play promises to turn any local multiplayer game into an online mutliplayer game, and let you play any game your friend owns for an hour at a time, as long as they're online to start it for you.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/08/12/upcoming-ps4-system-update-to-v2-00-to-add-share-play-youtube-and-more-to-come/

The best way to think about Share Play is like a “virtual couch”. PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game—even when they don’t own a copy of it. With this first-of-its-kind feature, you’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room. Let’s say that with games… you’ll be able to invite your friend online to play against the Miami Heat for the championship as the San Antonio Spurs in NBA2K, tackle the challenging Towerfall Ascension Quest Mode together, or aide, heal, and protect you as Igniculus in Child of Light’s local co-op mode.

With Share Play, you can even jump into a game to assist a friend. For example, if there is part of a game that you can’t quite finish, you can invite a friend to take over your controls. Like handing over the controller to a friend on your couch, your screen will be shared as your friend gets through the part of the game that has been giving you trouble—can’t get past that part in The Last of Us: Remastered when you’re hanging upside down? Get a little help.

The question is, how well do you really expect this all to work? Do you think it's going to require seriously high-speed internet for both players, or only the host, or neither? Will games that aren't played over super high-speed connections be an unbearable lag-filled mess?

If it really does work nicely with most connections, could this end up leading to fewer game purchases? Or as players get tried of always needing their friend around to start a game that they're really enjoying, do you think it could lead to even more game purchases?

And if someone is streaming a game from their friend, will the system allow them to save games on their own console, so if they run out and buy the game themselves they can continue from where they left off?

What do you think?

#8 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

Glad to hear that you got it working right. It's a great game.

#9 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

@golguin said:

There are black bars around the screen. It isn't my TV because popping up the PS4 home screen takes up my entire screen. I didn't see an option in the menu to display the game at full 1080p. Anyone know what's going on?

Okay, I just checked, and it has to be something on your end. The game uses the entire screen with no black bars, and there's nothing in the game's menu to change that. What LawGamer above is referring to only changes the HUD. Maybe check your PS4 settings and make sure your console is set to 1080p with the screen properly sized. If it's not that, then I have no idea.

#10 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

That's odd, because I finished the entire game and never noticed. Perhaps I missed it, or perhaps it looked fine on my TV, but I certainly don't remember changing anything in the settings. I'll have to take a look and get back with you.