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#1 Posted by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

Well, looks like I'll have plenty of time for Divinity, my 4th Red Dead playthrough, my 4th XCOM playthrough...

#2 Edited by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

I'm going to guess that Carolyn ends up at Polygon within a week.

Just based on the chatter, it seems like Gamespot might be trying to ape GiantBomb. But I'm not sure how well that will work when GiantBomb is already part of the stable...

Maybe Gamespot will stick to news, like a video game NPR, while GiantBomb does infotainment.

#3 Posted by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

@scrawnto said:

@vigil80 said:

OcuBook is just another reminder that the middle class has enough money to pre-order $300 toys but not enough money to properly invest

— Chris Plante (@plante) March 26, 2014

Is Mr. Plante saying that the "middle class" are too stupid to invest, or don't have money in sufficient amounts to justify use of the term "invest?"

There is no part of that tweet that refers to intelligence at all. He specifically says "Not enough money to properly invest".

I figured, but I wanted to be sure. I don't follow Mr. Plante, so I have no way of gauging when his text is supposed to have sarcasm.

I wondered if it might be meant like, "Oh, you have enough money for beer, but you don't have enough to put gas in the car?"

#4 Edited by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

Thought-provoking. But...

But without the Oculus Rift project on Kickstarter, none of this would be happening. It's easy to be upset that you're not walking home with tens of thousands in your pocket, but that was never going to happen.

Could this be a bit of a misinterpretation? I'm sure there are those who are angry for this reason, but I don't think it's the main driver. I'm guessing it's a mistrust of Facebook, period. The reaction is similar to what I imagine if Oculus had been bought by, say, BP or Monsanto. But if Oculus had been purchased by Valve, on the other hand, the backlash would not be anywhere near as fierce.

OcuBook is just another reminder that the middle class has enough money to pre-order $300 toys but not enough money to properly invest

— Chris Plante (@plante) March 26, 2014

Is Mr. Plante saying that the "middle class" are too stupid to invest, or don't have money in sufficient amounts to justify use of the term "invest?"

#5 Posted by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

SWAT 4 was really good.

But I highly doubt Levine culled his studio down to a hand-picked few to work on anything they've already done.

I'm not too worried about the folks looking for new work. Bioshock/Irrational was regarded well enough that they'll probably find spots in other teams easily enough.

Maybe they should form their own studio and make something that outstrips Levine's next project.

#6 Edited by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

At first, it sounds like bad news. But then I imagine a scenario where Zelda, Pokémon, and Animal Crossing are multi-platform, and working with other companies' hardware forces Nintendo to get current with their internet usage...

#7 Posted by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

Nitpicking can be taken too far, certainly, but let's not take it to the point of being a cheap shot against folks with fair things to say about Bioshock. After all, how good is a narrative that doesn't get you invested enough to ask questions about its world?

#8 Posted by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

Maybe this is obvious to everybody, but I think the stitches scene is a direct callback to Lee trying to deal with his arm.

http://youtu.be/V8MwvhsamGI?t=25s

http://youtu.be/kMRX7XuOYMU?t=1m15s

#10 Posted by Vigil80 (434 posts) -

@vigil80 said:
I didn't say "I killed him," when talking about Lee. I think that's another lesson my Lee taught Clem. He was already going to die, and Clem did him a kindness, even honored what he was, by keeping him from being a zombie. She's got her head on too straight for that kind of pointless guilt.

I don't see that as guilt, just honesty. Now, she could have phrased it better, sure, but there was no guilt involved in that statement.

Ah, ok. I just assumed that's what the tone would've been like.

I wouldn't necessarily even say that; the zombie that bit Lee is what killed him. But that's probably just semantics.