Xymox's forum posts

#1 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -

Never would have guessed that today would be the day I would download and install Origin. Looks like they have Peggle for free also.

Thanks for the heads up!



#2 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -
  • Told Sarah to grow up, and then left her at the trailer park.
  • Didn't rob Arvo but regretted it, realizing he was full of shit (and letting him go was dumb).
  • I crawled through the ticket booth which I won't be doing again.
  • I'd eat the shit out of a Raccon if I could
  • Held the baby
  • Shot the fuck out of Zombecca.

I don't know. I try to not talk much with any of the other survivors. I traded a few words with Jane and Kenny this episode but that was pretty much it. I didn't mind the sex thing but I did mind how salty Luke got when I didn't support any of his dumb ideas this episode.

Choices don't matter, which is something they really need to fix for season 3. It's like everyone you ever have an option to save just dies later on anyway to make the development of the game easier since they don't have to account for that character being around anymore.

I think at the beginning of the next episode the people who are still alive are probably Clem, Kenny, Luke, Arvo, and the baby. Kenny's probably shot. Could also be Clem with the baby on her own and everyone else dead, and then Jane pops up out of nowhere.

#3 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -

I kind of don't get how such a niche thing like the Yogscast could become so huge. Granted, I've not followed them for quite some time, but I remember them as basically two dudes roleplaying in Minecraft. And now they're one of the biggest gaming channels on youtube.

The "we don't have any obligation yet we still do this" mentality is kind of interesting. Probably because they know there would be a huge backlash if they didn't. Which wouldn't be an issue if people didn't treat kickstarter as a store but as charity.

#4 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -

@sweep said:

People complaining about Thor being a woman; At one point Thor was a frog. Your argument is invalid.

Hot damn. Comics are the best.

#5 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -

This kind of reminds me of that Macintosh(?) island creator (don't remember what it was called)... you'd like tweak different numbers and create a mountain with water around it, could change the color of the sky etc.

I feel I would be more into the whole "is it a game" debate if I had a better philosophical understanding of the question "what is art" but I don't. Mountain is what it is. What ideas and concepts you apply to it does not change what it is. If it's a "game" or "screensaver" those are your own constructions.

But there was a good point raised earlier in the comments. Just because something is announced at a video game conference and released by a video game publisher doesn't necessarily make it a video game. I mean, if Activision announces and releases a lawn mower, it's still a lawn mower.

#6 Edited by Xymox (2071 posts) -

Also confused about the ending. I'll just assume she's Faith (or whoever that was) from the first episode (which meant I had Bigby run after her). It's pretty clear that it's the same person at least.

Kind of worried about the way they ended it. Like, they left some room in there to make a season 2 (I'm referring to the dialogue with Snow) but then they put up a "hey guys buy the comic if you want to continue the story!" after the credits which makes it seem like this was a one shot. I might be fine with that. I mean, it doesn't need to be expanded upon, but I kind of wouldn't mind if it was. They're playing it safe I guess, maybe unsure of the reception and if people want more of this? Or maybe unsure if they can keep the IP/that they have other projects that need doing and not enough people to work on them? I dunno. Reading too much into it I guess.

#7 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -

Portable gaming lets you combine gaming with going outside, sitting on the grass & relaxing in the sun. That alone makes it superior. But it's also great for long trips (flights, train rides/bus rides etc.) or even just to play games while laying down on the couch/in your bed after a rough day at work. They're not without problems however. With the current gen of handhelds (which is my first gen of handhelds) I feel the Vita pushes some really poor framerates and the 3DS has awful battery life unless you're playing a DS game on it.

I feel like I cover pretty much all the bases with a PC-Vita-3DS combo. I do still have a last gen PS3 hooked up - mainly in hopes of Persona 5 coming out over here, but I might exchange it for a Wii U which I then treat as some kind of in-house portable. But I guess that kind of depends on if Mario Maker becomes a thing or not.

#8 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -

I must be going crazy - I mean, sure, the battlefield video looked good, but a side effect of this seems to be that it's extremely noticeable when the engine itself isn't pushing the same frame rate as the video is outputting... ?

I mean, just as an example, the car movement at ~24 seconds shows the in-game frame rate takes quite a hit - along with when the camera pans down towards the city street, etc etc... Like the smooth parts are smoother but ... I dunno.

Also it kind of makes the whole video look like a 3D Mark test...

#9 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -

They actually found 4 handheld games at E3 this year? That's quite a feat. Man, what a bummer this year (and next?) is gonna be for handheld gaming if E3 is any indicator of upcoming games to be excited about... I figured devs would have jumped on the 3DS train by now seeing as how well it did last year, or that Sony would try to push the Vita like Nintendo pushed the Wii U this year because development has, so far, been pretty lackluster for that thing.

Heck, I'm more interested in picking up a Wii U and using it as a sort of bootleg in-house handheld at this point... even though the range on that thing probably isn't that great if you're trying to stream from the console to the controller?

#10 Posted by Xymox (2071 posts) -

To be fair, I've been pretty good at trying to play the games I bought during previous sales. Having gone through a few sales now, the availability of games has, in one way, made me not put up with as much things as I probably otherwise would have. As in, I'll load up a game and if I do not enjoy a certain aspect of it, I'll just move on to the next, maybe not giving each game the chance/time it needs/deserves.

Whereas back before I participated in steam sales, I would buy a game and then make sure I played it until I saw the credits and sometimes multiple times (unless I really, really didn't enjoy playing it) but now It's like well, this particular game mechanic feels really dumb and I have other things to play, so I'll just boot up something else instead.

You can actually burn through quite a few games when your standards become ridiculously high due to the availability of cheap games. Basically you start to value your time and the way you spend that time more than the price itself.

Hooray GoG & enjoying a game at a time!

If by "enjoying a game at a time" you mean buying the D&D pack and jumping between 3 50+ hour long games then I'm totally enjoying one game at a time.