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#1 Posted by Svenzon (795 posts) -

I had been following Jeff's reviews at Gamespot on and off. Some time after the whole Kane & Lynch business happened a friend of mine told me that Jeff and some other GS dudes had started up a new website. I think I read a few articles here and there, but I didn't start frequenting the site just yet. Then I saw the Tony Hawk: Ride quick look back in '09 and that convinced me Giant Bomb was something special. Started listening to the Bombcast every week and here I am.

#2 Posted by Svenzon (795 posts) -

Hmm. I don't know about this. It's cool that they're trying something new with the series, but I just don't trust Activision to not run this into the ground again.

#3 Edited by Svenzon (795 posts) -

Can look cool, but they're pretty much ruined by neckbeards forever.

#4 Posted by Svenzon (795 posts) -

Gonna watch this when I have time. I read the book last year and it's really fucking disturbing. Loved how every quote or reference to Tom Cruise had a little footnote saying "Cruise's lawyer says the star denies saying this". It's insane.

#5 Posted by Svenzon (795 posts) -

I always play melee-focused classes, so I'm thinking of leaving my comfort zone and picking a ranged/magic class instead.

#6 Edited by Svenzon (795 posts) -

Yesterday a friend of mine wrote something that reminded me of Terry Pratchett and I jokingly suggested that he should become Pratchett's ghost writer. Seems a bit mordbid now.

Man, those tweets from Rhianna really made tear up. I have very fond memories of reading Wyrd Sisters, The Colour of Magic and other Discworlds novels in my teens. I think it's safe to say that his talent for writing comic fantasy will never be matched. Rest in Peace, Sir.

And fuck Alzheimer's.

#7 Posted by Svenzon (795 posts) -

More David Bowie would be awesome. Would love to play Rebel Rebel, The Man Who Sold The World, Starman and a non-cover version of Heroes.

#8 Posted by Svenzon (795 posts) -

I'd say it's worth it, as long as you're prepared for some jank and a rather lacklustre second half. It feels like they had a lot of ideas and not nearly enough time to implement them all. That said, the first half is really cool, has great atmosphere and some interesting NPCs. The combat is mostly fun, if a little bit shallow.

#9 Posted by Svenzon (795 posts) -

I'm gonna play some Civ 4 in his honor.

#10 Edited by Svenzon (795 posts) -

The type that has ruined most games for me is something similar to the Armchair Rulemaster the OP mentioned.

When D&D3E came out we pooled money together and bought all the books. Everyone wanted me to DM, so I took it upon myself to learn the rules. For some reason one of the players wasn't satisfied with the way I handled Attack of Opportunity and would interrupt combat to correct me. When this happened for the 4th or 5th time I said "If we can't agree how it should be handled, then let's just not use Attack of Opportunity". He grudgingly agreed. After a particularly drawn out battle we took a break and that's when he decided to grab the rulebook in order to lecture me. This led to him and another player starting a rather angry discussion about the rule. The fourth player and I went to get some food. We were away for a good half hour. When we came back, they were still yelling at each other. Needless to say, we didn't finish the adventure that night.