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#1 Edited by Splodge (1637 posts) -

@basm321 said:

I don't understand. On the mailbag they said that it was finished. Why hasn't it been uploaded? This week there have only been a few hours of content...

I think the site must be busted on their end or something? You are right, I am never one to complain about the amount of content as there is usually a good reason that some people don't seem to want to even acknowledge, but this week has been very slow and between today and yesterday there has been very little. I can only assume technical difficulties / Independence Day featuring Will Smith is happening right now in California and there is a media blackout.

#2 Edited by Splodge (1637 posts) -

@splodge: I'm really looking forward to the Gerstmann Factor.

Crossfire - With Drew Scanlon. Get him a nice dickie bow and everything.

#3 Posted by Splodge (1637 posts) -

@bart008 said:

This is my favorite premium content on the site. I keep checking and still no episode 6. There has been a big lack of content this week.

I think something is going on with the site. @rorie has said there are Premium subscriber issues, the mail bag from yesterday got pulled, and the recording of Metal Gear Scanlon hasn't even appeared on the Coming Up box.

CBSi has sold them to FOX, so they have to rebuild the site to be more patriotic. Dan has been replaced with Glenn Beck.

#4 Posted by Splodge (1637 posts) -

This is my favourite bot post so far. Can we leave this one up?

#5 Posted by Splodge (1637 posts) -

Well done everyone!

#6 Edited by Splodge (1637 posts) -

Do we need a Metal Gear Scanlon waiting room forum? :O

I do believe it's called a watiting room.

#7 Edited by Splodge (1637 posts) -

@basm321: The show is called Brass Eye. It's a spoof news magazine program. It caused a lot of controversy after the final seventh episode was taken off the air. That episodes deals with pedophilia, and it's hilarious. Pedophilia is not funny. But aspects of the extreme paranoia and media shitstorm that surrounds it can be. Brass Eye is amazing, start to finish. ALso, understand that the vast majority of people featured or specially interviewed in the show were celebrities / public figures who were unaware they were having a joke played on them, and went along with any old bullshit because they were getting on the telly.

The "reporter" in brass eye is a man called Chris Morris, who created the show. He is a comedic genius. You might remember him as Denholm Rheynholm In the IT Crowd (if you haven't seen that either you better watch it!). He had an utterly bizarre radio series called Blue Jam, which is a bizarre mish mash of prank phone calls, music, and comedy skits that were at times almost violently surreal. This show is amazing, and at times quite scary(?). Its fucking weird.

Also notable is his black comedy Four Lions which follows the misguided adventures of four english Muslims who dedicate themselves to Jihad. It stands on its own, but th econtroversy was too much for some. (Personally I love it, it's very funny and very weird, and unexpectedly sympathetic).

You will also find his name all over things like In The Loop (created by Armando Iannuci, his old radio producer), The Thick Of It (excellent britsh comedy about politics, a must see) and many more random things.

How does this all relate to Metal Gear Scanlon you ask?

Well, I am hoping that by the time I have finished this post, it will be released!

Ima go check.

EDIT --------------------

It's not there yet :(

I'll just leave this excerpt of Malcolm Tucker cursing up a storm from The Thick of It (this man is going to be the next Dr Who btw) and go back to refreshing the page over and over.

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@jesus_phish said:

@splodge: I think 3/5 is a good score. The story is a let down sure. But the visuals of that game and the actual shooting mechanics are rad. The soundtrack is pretty rad too. Also I can be a robot man, which is the rad-est of all.

Yeah 3/5 never means a game is bad, in my opinion. And people have to form their own conclusions. I have played a hell of a lot of 3/5 games in my time, and had a lot of fun doing so.

#9 Posted by Splodge (1637 posts) -

@splodge: Maybe if they did a better job of explaining why we're running to shoot the dudes and scan the things it wouldn't be so bad. I mean there's not much more to the gameplay in Halo, Half Life or nearly every other FPS than run to the place, shoot the dudes, run to the next place but with Destiny you're never really told why you're doing this stuff or what's driving your character other than the ghost mentioning a lot of mystic mumbo-jumbo. Like, why did I even go to the Moon? What did I discover there? I honestly can't remember what the point of going to the Moon was. Something about a dead guardian?

And FFS we all know the moon is made of CHEESE GOD DAMN IT.

But yeah I agree.

Lets not turn this into another vague destiny thread though (entirely my fault).

I predict Jeff is going to give this a 3/5, but it will be a struggle for him to get there, and I imagine he is probably wavering between a 3 and a 4 as we speak. He will take his time reviewing it because I can tell that he wants to like it, but the elements just are not there. He will however, do his best to find them.

#10 Posted by Splodge (1637 posts) -

The core gameplay is good and I like the PVP.

The story is rubbish and playing through the story is equally as rubbish. Go to A, go to B. Go back to A, now go to C. Now back to A and go to D. Go to the tower every once in a while. Why can't I just go to the Moon, go to A, B, C, D, maybe back to the tower to hand something in and get some exposition and then fly back to the Moon for E?

This is what bugs me about the story. And the game in general. Not really the fact that it is repetitive, I enjoy repetitive brawlers and shooters sometimes.

It is mainly that the way to save the world, possibly the solar system, and potentially the entire universe, which is a massive undertaking of EPIC scale....

.... Is to run to place, shoot dudes, scan a thing, shoot some dudes, and repeat. That's it. I don't mean to be reductive, but apart from the odd exception, that is really it.