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. :)
Do you like tragedies and David Lynch movies? If so, you should watch to at least the middle of season 2. I saw the series for the first time a couple years ago after growing fond of Lynch's movies. Slight spoilers follow.
The first 6-7 episodes are a slow burn that builds the backstories of characters and gives clues to the main plot.
Then shit hits the fan from the season finale until the middle of season 2. These episodes are some of the weirdest stuff that has ever been shown on TV in the classic style of David Lynch that you either love or hate. Personally I love it because its postmodern TV that explores the potential for evil in all of us.
Sadly after that the show starts spinning its wheels in random subplots (which I guess is what Ryan meant sucked) but Lynch comes back to finish the series in greatness.
Twin Peaks hit the right style when grunge was spreading and it pioneered continuous plots in TV episodes. The main plot might be hard to follow but it is suitable for rewatching.
Thanks for the impressions and nice to see Piranha Bytes' fans around here. I like the unique handcrafted content in their games unlike the recycled dungeons that plague the genre.
Hopefully Giant Bomb will do a quick look of the PC version even though it seems like you need to put some time into the story first. I feel like Vinny would like it the most but AFAIK the east coast is without PC yet. @drewbert might you pretty please do a quick look of this german game? :)
Risen 2 waits longer to give the player story choices and skills than the first Risen (I think you get to choose factions on the third island). I still haven't finished it because I spent too much time on the side quests and exploring everything.
I've tried playing the Gothic games for the first time recently but I feel that they haven't aged well.
Why do people complain that Piranha Bytes keeps making the same game when story driven adventure RPGs are so few and far between (isn't Dragon Age more focused on combat and romancing your crew members than actual adventure)?
I guess the touch pads will provide good support for mobile and mouse/keyboard games but I'm not sure if it will work well with games like Star Citizen or Elite
Though I wish they had tried something radically different like using your index fingers for analog directional input instead of simple bumper buttons. I think we are much more capable of precision input with index fingers than our thumbs because that's what our eyes focus on.