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#1 Posted by Tesla (1990 posts) -

The Great Gatsby is not about vapid people. It's a book that denounces vapid people by comparing them to Gatsby, who plays at a vapid person as best he can in order to reclaim his past. It is also a book with arguably the best ending sentence of all time.

I do agree that the movie was a touch too long, but to think the material is light and made for simple minded teens does a great disservice to one of the finest pieces of American literature.

#2 Edited by Tesla (1990 posts) -

Nope. I'm an adult that has a job and some respect for the creators of the games I play.

I can understand pirating games as a kind of extended demo to find out what you want to buy, as I have done in the past. I don't have that kind of time for games any more, so I just spend my money wisely and do research before purchases. If you just pirate all your games without throwing a bone to your favorites, I think you're no better than a common thief.

#3 Posted by Tesla (1990 posts) -

It's a bit telling when the talk about a video game company is focused more on their business model than it is on the video games. Where are the games?

#4 Posted by Tesla (1990 posts) -

Sweet, I'm glad this is still alive and kicking.

I never understood the immediate dismissal of this game simply because it's not a turn based strategy. For all the overused tropes and settings in video games, I feel like there could be a lot more with that 1920 - 1950 classic Americana vibe. I can't get enough of that stuff.

#5 Posted by Tesla (1990 posts) -

I'll be interested to see what they've got, but I find myself realizing that I probably won't get the next Xbox.

The devolution of the dashboard into something akin to a Nascar chassis, and the drastic decline in the quality of downloadable or exclusive titles leaves little to entice me besides the ability to easily play with friends. And I've only got a handful of them that I play with regularly...most of whom I play with on Steam as well.

If the always online rumors are false and they ditch the subscription I'll consider it.

#6 Edited by Tesla (1990 posts) -

Good luck and godspeed Mr. Snider. I shall start up an old school PC game in your honor. Planescape perhaps? Anyway, have fun being a dad. See you space cowboy.

#7 Posted by Tesla (1990 posts) -

That Metal Gear ladder tribute was perfectly sincere without taking itself too seriously. They truly captured the spirit of the game.

#8 Posted by Tesla (1990 posts) -

Aaaaaaand now I'll be playing Dark Souls tonight when I get home.

I really like the whole bit with the cyclops busting through the wall. The environments seem more destructible in general, which I think is a cool addition. I feel good about what I saw as a whole. We obviously don't know everything but it seems to have that DS feel.

Speaking of which, I know it's called Dark Souls...but I felt like it was just a little too dark in the environments shown. Of course dimly lit caverns and such are a big part of the game, but I like the bright outdoor areas too!

#9 Posted by Tesla (1990 posts) -

Parasite Eve


No One Lives Forever

#10 Edited by Tesla (1990 posts) -

Doesn't matter because Master Splinter would school them all then drop another funny.