whatisdelicious's forum posts

#1 Posted by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

@branthog: The fact of the matter is, that people on Internet message boards never seem to grasp, is that we are not representative of the general public. I tried to buy a Jawbone Up24 at a Walmart a couple days ago and I'm telling you, it took six employees half an hour to find it because even after I pulled up the product page on Walmart.com that had the UPC code and showed it being in stock at that store right now.

The general public doesn't give a shit about technology or video games. The vast majority of my friends who play games are pretty casual about it. Call of Duty, Madden, Mass Effect, Halo, FIFA, Assassin's Creed. They especially don't give a shit about indie games; they'll immediately turn their noses up if they even suspect a game is indie. They don't want to spend a Friday night playing Gang Beasts and they definitely don't want to spend a Friday night watching a livestream of dudes play Gang Beasts.

That said, even though it's tough to rally my casual and (the few) hardcore game-playing friends together, especially since we're in different cities, I still wouldn't really want to play Gang Beasts online. TowerFall and Samurai Gunn, probably.

And besides, PS4's Share Play seems like it'll pretty much allow online play in couch co-op games anyway, even if the developers don't want it. Which is awesome.

#2 Posted by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

I'm imagining @brad reading this article and nodding along until he gets to the part about @patrickklepek dumping Viva Pinata, then he breaks a coffee mug or something.

#3 Posted by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

Dan's Quick Look was a pretty clear sign that I needed to play this game.

It's so great.

#4 Posted by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -
@zeik said:

I don't really feel like I'm owed anything at this point, but I won't object to an extra few months of PS+.

Couldn't have said it any better myself.

Though I still think it's weird that the reparations for having an insecure online infrastructure are "hey, wanna get some KOOL GAMEZ (through our insecure online infrastructure)?" What?

#5 Edited by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

@jimipeppr: Except that, as a lot of people already established, to some people, they are a big deal, and sometimes they're not that easy to avoid. When you tag something as a spoiler, then yeah, it's pretty easy to avoid. That's the point of the tag.

#6 Edited by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

@techhits said:

@nmarchan said:

I hate everything about the pre-order DLC business model. There is literally zero upside for the consumer.

You mean other than the thing they received with their preorder?

Games used to just come with this stuff.

#7 Posted by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

@gantrathor: I go up and over if I'm only wearing underwear because it's quicker and easier to just pull the waistband down than mess with the fly. It'll constrict the stream only if you let go of the waistband, so I tend to just let the waistband support the weight of my hand which is relaxing and keeps it held down.

#8 Posted by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

@jertje said:

@nmc2008: man, this used to be a problem. I don't wanna go all serious and medical on here, but if you're reading this and you're one of the fellas to whom this happens a ton, push on your perineum after urinating (I don't want to go into crazy detail here... but it's the patch of skin between the clockwork and the starfish. The last bit comes dripping/squirting out. Life-changer for me. I'm not kidding.

Is it weird knowing that next time I push on my perineum, I'll be thinking of you?

#9 Posted by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

@animathias: Dude, I would love more stuff that has the community directly interacting with the crew. I know that shit can be hit-or-miss because people will call in totally unprepared and just like "What's up? Oh, nothing. Yeah, nothing. I don't know" and grind everything to a halt, but god dammit if that creeper cam stuff wasn't amazing, and I used to love the voicemails on The HotSpot. I miss getting to hear the voices of the community.

#10 Edited by whatisdelicious (1211 posts) -

@tom_scherschel: Yeah, exactly, and it's also just like, the path of least resistance to know anything beforehand. Dark Souls is probably the best example in a game I can give. The first time you play it, it fights you tooth and nail. You're learning, you're failing, it's hard. It takes a long time. The second time you play it, you already know what to do, where to go, how to fight, you're stronger, etc.

You put that game in front of two people, one of whom has no idea what they're getting into and one who just gets to read a strategy guide and have a person there helping them out the whole time and maybe even start with a stronger character, and I bet the second person will finish it a lot faster and say they had more fun than the first person, but I bet they're also a lot less likely to play it again. They didn't grind and gruel and struggle in the same way as the first person who ends the game feeling accomplished and ready for a second playthrough that more closely resembles the second player's first playthrough, which will be the catharsis playthrough. Sure, the first playthrough was hard and maybe not as enjoyable, but why would you want to give that up for easy, instant gratification?