TimesHero's forum posts

#1 Posted by TimesHero (664 posts) -

@patrickklepek: It's just a personal preference of mine, but I find being able to speed run something to 100% without exploiting game breaking glitches to be much more impressive. Not only are you playing through the game the way the designers intended, but being able to prove you're the absolute best at it. Different strokes for different folks. I'm just glad it's classified differently.

#2 Posted by TimesHero (664 posts) -

One thing I enjoyed during some of the original bombcasts was the idea of spoiler casts. When Adam Sessler was at Revision 3, he did a show called "Spoiled Games". This kind of content in particular helped me sort out my thoughts about games I finished.

@yeah_write said:

I'd be interested in something similar, but maybe a bit more introspective. Maybe something like, "How I played X." You could tell us--with or without spoilers--how you went through the game and how you felt about your decisions, maybe even get a round table of guests who played it too. Busy gaming dads like myself always appreciate seeing other paths through a game because we rarely have time to make second runs--as a game journo, I'm sure you don't either.

That is an incredibly interesting idea. One would hope that modern games are freeform enough that gameplay methodology could be included in the discussion, as well (and be more interesting than, say, "I liked the shotgun").

This idea could work out. Some games I don't have time to play, and most certainly not a second time through. I think as long as you can get a couple people together who finished it, and weather or not you have to Google Hangout the thing. I've noticed a void for this kind of "One specific game only" content all over the internet. More post-mortems that aren't tailored for the GDC audience only would be great too.

#3 Posted by TimesHero (664 posts) -

Giant Bomb is my number one place to go for all things video game related. I love all the different personalities (old and new) and the content they produce on a regular basis.

I am currently sitting here, mid-day Saturday, in Canada, on an American long weekend, with nothing to kill the time at the moment. I've exhausted the games I feel like playing, I've already been outside a bunch doing house work and I just want to relax inside for a few hours while the laundry tumbles before I go out tonight.

I flashed back to a couple years ago, when I found myself in a similar predicament. The first thing I did was come here and knock out a couple quests. I learned some new things and was lead to some pages that needed to be touched up.

TL;DR: I'd like to spend more time surfin' Giant Bomb, and the addition of quests allowed that to happen.

#4 Posted by TimesHero (664 posts) -

@uppercaseccc: I think Dan's, out of context, sounds like he could be Alex's brother. I think that helps.

#5 Edited by TimesHero (664 posts) -

Hey, I've been having trouble getting multiple monitors connected. I built my PC about 18 months ago, and have 2 Radeon HD 7950s and an ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Motherboard. Ideally, I would like to take advantage of all 3 HDMI ports on the back (because I'm an idiot), however it never seems to work. The other ports can't detect the monitors and I'm not sure why. My "Slave" card sometimes sends like, half of a signal, but then it quits for whatever reason.

And PC aficionados have any solutions?

#6 Posted by TimesHero (664 posts) -

@xbob42: Perhaps they should relabel "Hard Mode" in all games to "Normal" just to satisfy your needs.

#7 Posted by TimesHero (664 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

I don't know. This feels more like celebrity gossip than it does news that impacts the gaming community.

It's not like we're publishing photos of Steve Jobs outside of a Starbucks. This is a public statement from the head of one of gaming's most important video game companies. Feels pretty important to me.

I concur.

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#9 Posted by TimesHero (664 posts) -

I've been looking up controller support for this game and am wondering if anyone has any preferred methods/mods/programs and an Ideal control scheme for it.

My setup doesn't currently allow for comfortable mouse and keyboard placement (couch and TV) and was hoping to use my Xbox One Controller on it now that the drivers are out.

I will be pulling a 'Vinny' and playing through the first two games in the coming months in anticipation for the third game next year.

Thanks for your help!

#10 Edited by TimesHero (664 posts) -

It's probably a known issue, but I've never had a reliable forum search for anything on any board ever.