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#1 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

There's a ton of evidence pointing to there being at least two "Big Boss" figures in the game, in the sense that Punished Snake and Venom Snake are actually different characters, with only one (or even neither) being THE Big Boss we played as in 3 and PW. If if that isn't the case, there's still the distinct possibility of a Hayder-voiced Solid Snake being in the game somewhere, if only in a quick after-credits scene.

Any other developer and this would all be crazy conspiracy shit, but with Kojima, who knows.

#2 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

I thought they were fine, stupid movies that were good for what they were but not great.

And then Fast 5 came out, and was basically the greatest thing ever.

But then 6 came out, and it was the greatest thing ever plus a goddamn tank and Jason Statham.

I can only assume that 7 will include cars in space, but until then 6 is very possibly my favorite movie period. It's amazing how a kind of mediocre street racing movie turned into one of the biggest and most ridiculous action franchises around, and has only the loosest possible connection to cars.

#3 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

It's the only Mario Kart game I played until probably a couple years a go, and going back to it I do not think it holds up at all. That said, I also went back and played Super Mario Kart, Double Dash and Wii and hated all of those too, so maybe I just can't stand the series anymore.

#4 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

So if I plug it in to the PC, then unplug it will it still be synced to my Xbox? I love using the 360 wireless controller with the dongle, but resyncing is a hassle, doubly so considering that when going from 360 to PC it turns the console on every goddamn time I want to sync it. I still don't know why holding the sync button on a turned off 360 controller doesn't start the search without turning on the console.

Even if the One controller does disconnect from the console, I suppose that the Kinect resync option would eliminate some of the annoyance.

#5 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

@cloudymusic: Finally, live music accompanying all live shows.

I look forward to his metal cover of Party Hard.

#6 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

Command and Conquer Renegade. 12 years old, poorly reviewed and still anywhere from 50-100 people online at any time, which is more than enough for 1-2 full servers. Also, the modding community for that game is insane and on par with things like Quake and Unreal.

Also, it's totally awesome.

#7 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

Saint Paul, MN, USA

#8 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

I'll keep subscribing until the end of time.

That said, I think people are at least partially right when they say that Jeff seems really out of it and doesn't appear excited about much of anything. I think the best thing would be for the core GB crew to have a businessman or two who actually understand the site and what they're doing, and have those businessmen deal with CBS and meetings and all the monetary bullshit so that the core guys have more time and energy to devote to actually having fun with games, rather than just covering them.

#9 Edited by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

@azurath: While I think the content GB does pump out is pretty great (I'm with you on the Patrick stuff, though), I definitely feel like there's a relatively small amount of it. Granted, they make up for that by having really fucking long videos and there are somehow people who manage to complain about that, but I just want more.

The problem is that I don't know what I want. They do a pretty good number of "let's play lots of old shit" videos, and while those are fun here and there watching 20+ old-ass sidescrollers gets boring fast. At the same time, taking multiple looks at the same game doesn't really appeal to me for most new releases, and while the endurance run style series are fun they seem to get into a rut where even the person playing it is in a sort of "here we go again" sort of mood.

I guess what I really want is less direct video game videos. Not that I want them to get into scripted stuff, but my favorite part of the site is when they get wildly off topic and just discuss random things. I don't know how that would manifest as proper content any more than just making the podcast longer or something like that. Seems like it would also semi-solve the problem others have discussed which is that the guys (Jeff in particular) just seem to have a lot of trouble getting excited about most gaming related stuff in a non-journalistic way. If it was just a site about stupid shit that they were way into, that'd be a way more interesting course and could fill the gaps between the 3-5 quicklooks and 1-2 livestreams a week.

P.S. It seems like all these discussions are kind of moot until the new editor(s) get hired. Hopefully that will shake things up a bit and make it all crazy. Or maybe it'll be Brad Nicholson all over again.

P.P.S. While I agree that they have way more resources than your average LPer, you can look at a group like the Yogscast for the counter argument. They have something like a dozen folks on staff including (to my knowledge) multiple dedicated video editors and yet as a group and across multiple Youtube channels they release like five 10-15 minute videos a day. Obviously coordinating their recording sessions and their editing processes are a bit more intensive than the work GB has to do for (most of) their content, but by those metrics GB is putting out many more raw hours of content a week than those places.

#10 Posted by Waffles13 (605 posts) -

People always seem to think PC building is a way, way bigger and more intensive process. The fact is that as long as you use common sense and maybe a video tutorial or two, you really can't screw it up. The only really "controversial" part is the CPU and GPU brands, but at this point it pretty much boils down to AMD for price and Intel/Nvidia for performance (more or less). Everything beyond that is largely personal preference and as long as you use Newegg or Amazon reviews you really can't go wrong. Putting it together is like Legos, except it all can only fit one way.