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#1 Edited by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

@oberoendesvtlol said:

@peritus said:

I believe that is correct.

On a side note, i love that this is a thing that gets discussed in all seriousness on this website.

Why wouldn't it be discussed seriously though? :-) What I find more interesting is why developers bother with - ON PURPOSE - giving certain characters flabby butts. Just imagine how the talks goes around the meeting table:

Why does Batman have a sixpack in Arkham games? It doesn't appeal to me as a (heterosexual) man but it's still a concept in games (though without a wiki page).

Don't take the following personal.

I can't help but notice that this thread is your first thread after an extremely unsensitive first post? Maybe you need to reconsider the effect of what you write from other people's perspective? I'm not going to defend the Giant Bomb community but they like Japanese games a lot. Those games have many defining concepts of animation for the history of games that originate in a different culture. Maybe stop to think: isn't it ethnocentric to consider foreign cultures offensive?

On topic:

Think of wiggle contra jiggle as animation of an action contra reaction respectively. Wiggle is animated when the player presses a button and jiggle when the player releases a button. For another type of jiggle see: Breast Bounce

#2 Posted by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

I've been playing Tiger Woods 2012 recently but I feel like using the right stick for controlling the club/putter swing is hit or miss. Either I make a perfect shot or it's completely out of bounds due to my giant thumbs.

I'd wish they would separate direction and power i.e. use the sticks for direction and the triggers for power.

I haven't tried The Golf Club which was recently released but there doesn't seem to be much good feedback regarding the controls and I'm not sure I have the patience for tinkering with the map building.

Anyways I hope this turns out good but it will probably be riddled with DLC.

#3 Posted by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

Ren and Stimpy: kickers with fart noises, psychedelic bumpers and Toast man spinner. I just found out this exists as a game for Mobile from 2004. WTF is that Symbian or something?

Spongebob: ramp up to the Krusty Krab that you need to hit several times to break through and get the recipe for the Krabby Patty and of course some jellyfish bumpers. Maybe you could make a Squidward or Patrick spinning thing.

Apparently I wasn't the first to get these stupid ideas but there's not really any real pinball tables with these themes.

#4 Posted by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

Sucking up to privileged insecure people. It's all good though because I'm the same way.Seriously though I am sick of scavenging the internet for any documentation about public code libraries until you finally give in and start running the unit tests and reading the code. I'm still hypocritical about it because I almost never produce that myself.

Also never knowing when your work is 'good' enough because in 6 months some new and better third party software will be released or some update will break the existing one.

feeling guilty that i somehow lucked into my current job, feeling woefully inadequate and realizing everyone around me is 10x smarter and more capable than i am. trying to learn and keep up with everyone and feeling like i'm doing a terrible mockery of it. afraid i'll probably lose said job at any time due to my incompetence, or my company going under.

I feel much the same way at some of the jobs I've had. Don't fret because some of the best advice I've read is:

Surround yourself with people smarter than you.

Then you will constantly strive to improve yourself even though progress might seem slow. I've tried a few brief jobs where I liked the work but it was incredibly demotivating to feel like you're the smartest guy there (which probably wasn't true hehe).

#5 Edited by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

I recommend Dell's IPS monitor. Their stand can be physically adjusted and turned in every dimension plus it serves as a USB hub.

I don't know if they are available in North America but Steelseries makes great no-nonsense mice and keyboards for gaming. They might not have fancy macro buttons or adjustable DPI but they are durable and easy to keep clean which is far more important to me. If they are too expensive then Razer's budget mice are great value even though they might look tacky.

Finally it's worth pointing out that while mechanical keyboards might seem like a big investment they will probably outlast any mouse you buy 4-5 times over (more than 10 years) while also serving as a great blunt melee weapon for bludgeoning zombies :P

#6 Edited by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

State of Decay recreates the idealized rural American atmosphere with great attention to detail and I fell for it.

GTA San Andreas had some really spectacular moments like driving into San Fierro from the east (I didn't even know there was more than one city at the time), crossing over the Golden Gate-like bridge, flying over the Hoover-like dam or to the top of Mt. Chillad. GTA 4 and 5 are more advanced graphically but lack the serene atmosphere. On the other hand maybe I've just gotten harder to impress.

#7 Posted by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

No, but some dorks clapped when Legolas surfed down the stairs at Helm's Deep on his shield in Two Towers.

That experience made me appreciate Jeff's disdain for LOTR.

#8 Edited by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

Despite what the atheist internet brigades might tell you, studying the different religions and their death scenarios, be it reincarnation, Valhalla or Purgatory, might help give you a sense of perspective by at least showing that this is something that has concerned people since the beginning of humanity.

I know that this might be a taboo on the bombcast just like politics but it might help if we knew what these concerns are based on.

Anyways I miss Vinny on the bombcast because he would usually lighten up the mood when things got too dire. I remember his enthusiastic tangents on the Souls and Witcher games fondly but the others seemed to ignore him except Ryan. I blame Brad Muir and his Massive Chalice for putting Brad in an existential mood. :)

#10 Edited by TheSquarePear (217 posts) -

Apparently they just sent out a preview copy to some european youtubers a couple days ago.

This video gets really surreal (with what might be considered spoilers) but in a story driven way more than a gameplay fashion.

I am sad that I probably won't have access to any PC that can run it when it comes out next week.

Anyways I am hyped for this because it adds exploration to a serene but merciless scenery like the one in Alan Wake.