TheGorilla's forum posts

#1 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

Captain Walker from Spec Ops: The Line. No question. I've never seen such good character development in a video game.

The people that said characters from Asura's Wrath frighten me. It was a good ridiculous game with a silly story, but god damn those are not great characters.

#2 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

WHAAAT?!

#3 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

I kind of feel sorry for Apple. I don't know what they can do to make me really want a new phone. The iPhone 4 was too big a leap and the best tech product I've ever owned. After LTE I can't think of anything else I want. A 4 inch screen might be too big, I'm happy with 3.5. I'll get this but I'm really curious if there is anywhere else to go except faster chips.

#4 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

Oh, the rumor came from Kotaku? No wonder it was bullshit.

#5 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

Great! Now no one will play this probably shitty game.

#6 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

@wilsonk: I believe he signed the deal something crazy like 4 years ago. Indie games were in a very different place then.

@dvorak: The patch is supposed to fix all that.

#7 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

@Omegus said:

@TheGorilla said:

Probably the only reason Steam Linux is a thing is because there are a few people at Valve who love it and want to do it. The only Linux games out there are going to be Valve games and a few indies. Most games are not going to be ported. It's not worth it financially.

I don't understand why Linux users seem to always want to believe that Linux is one developer away from world domination.

Steam on Mac is a nice little thing with a few games for it. Steam on Linux is going to be a nice little thing with a few less games for it.

Well thank you for generalizing linux users like that. Thats ignorant. Have you ever had any linux distro on your computer? From the comments you decided to burst out with instead of researching ill go with no. I have been a Linux user since 2010. I don't know how good or bad Linux was before. But when I tried Ubuntu 10.10 when I first started I thought "wow I can customize my whole OS, for free. Oh look more free software, games and great community." I dual booted until I bought my new custom rig from Ibuypower.com. At that point I said "Let's buy a computer with out windows and ill do a fresh install of Ubuntu." I saved almost 200$ on the computer . My computer has at least 60+ games on it.

So what If there are not as many Linux users as windows users. Not all Linux are "Super Nerds, Microsoft Haters and what have you." In fact I don't hate Microsoft I think they are smart for making great money on new technology and sucking people in to keep buying garbage versions of their OS that are riddled with Malware, Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Blue Screens of Death. Heres another Fact for you Windows is the 78% of all computers out Now. Linux is 84% of all servers out now. Next time you play a game with EA or Ubisoft or Squareenix or what have you and your running your mouth about Linux remember what that server runs on. I'm going to play Minecraft and Trine 2 ....you know the Linux versions.

lol, I don't see how I was generalizing Linux users so much aside from one joke, but I guess you kinda proved that jokes point. I've setup and run Ubuntu on my computer before and I rarely even use Windows, but I will never understand why Linux users get so excited about their OS. All operating systems are pretty much garbage compared to the bullshit nonsense holodeck future I want to live in.

I really don't know how to respond to your post. This is where my obnoxious desire to start internet arguments and get the last word in becomes a real pain. You wrote an entire paragraph about how you switched to Linux in order to support your statement that I'm ignorant. Why did you even call me ignorant? - because I said Steam on Linux will not cause major publishers, like Ubisoft who has thought about stopping PC development for years now, to suddenly start developing for Linux? - or because I made a joke about how intensely passionate many Linux users are? - or because I said Steam on Linux was cool but would probably end up being less important than Steam on Mac?

@Omegus said:

In fact I don't hate Microsoft I think they are smart for making great money on new technology and sucking people in to keep buying garbage versions of their OS that are riddled with Malware, Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Blue Screens of Death. Heres another Fact for you Windows is the 78% of all computers out Now. Linux is 84% of all servers out now. Next time you play a game with EA or Ubisoft or Squareenix or what have you and your running your mouth about Linux remember what that server runs on.

Are you aware of how crazy this sounds? First off I don't see how I was 'running my mouth about Linux' when I was simply saying I didn't think Steam on Linux was going to be a "big" deal. I said it would be nice, but implied I didn't think it would revolutionize the industry in any way. I could always be wrong, that's the point of making predictions. You say what you think will happen, other people say what they think will happen, and then we wait and see what actually happens. The original poster said what he thinks will happen, I said what I think will happen, and then you called me ignorant and explained how you like your Linux computer more than windows. As to your facts, they might well be right, I don't know and I don't really care, but no one is going to take them seriously unless you cite your sources, especially when you have such a clearly strong bias.

#8 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

Probably the only reason Steam Linux is a thing is because there are a few people at Valve who love it and want to do it. The only Linux games out there are going to be Valve games and a few indies. Most games are not going to be ported. It's not worth it financially.

I don't understand why Linux users seem to always want to believe that Linux is one developer away from world domination.

Why do people even want a Steam box to begin with? Isn't the whole point of PC gaming having your own upgradable box? It's not like if Valve releases a box it's going to be many times more powerful than next-gen consoles. They'll have the same constraints.

Steam on Mac is a nice little thing with a few games for it. Steam on Linux is going to be a nice little thing with a few less games for it.

#9 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

I want it to be different, or at least good. Uncharted 3 was neither. I don't know what would make a good Uncharted game, that's why I don't work at Naughty Dog. But I do hope that whatever it is, they figure it out.

But razor-Frisbees would be pretty sweet I guess.

#10 Posted by TheGorilla (228 posts) -

I think this is the best argument for just letting some things die. I hate the gaming communities obsession with bringing character's back again and again and again. It just looks sad and pathetic. People clamoring for another Mario, another Zelda, another Tekken. It's reached the point of looking severely creepy. Sometimes it's best to try something new, and ignore old fans who just scream for someone to appease their nostalgia.

The new Splinter Cell seems like a good example. I don't want to speak out of turn as I haven't seen the final product yet, but why is that character returning? His story was very clearly concluded in Conviction. The voice is so important to who that character is. When they come out and claim it's the same character after so severely changing his voice it just feels insulting. They know it's a different character, we know it's a different character, but they refuse to admit it. They're locked in this condescending obsession to present the same character that sold well last time. At least James Bond that shit and make him look totally different with the idea that it's a different guy in the same kind of role. Or look at what Bourne is doing and create a new character in the same fictional universe.

For the love of all fuck! Stop making the same games with the same characters. I only spend my money on things that feel new or are wrapping up a tight storyline. The last $60 game I bought was L.A. Noire but I've played dozens of games since then, all rented.

Whenever I hear about game designers doing the same thing for two decades I just get depressed and all ranty.