ZZoMBiE13's forum posts

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@gaff said:

I see that Vinny is following into the footsteps of his ancestors: Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael. Soon we'll have to add Caravella to the list of Italian Masters.

Also, wonderful representation of the existential rift between people and man's inhumanity towards man, and how to heal the wounds.

Will that mean a fifth turtle too?

Is that what Michael Bay has been doing all along? !!!

#2 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (296 posts) -

@yummylee: Oh man, that was so fun! Thanks for posting that, I hadn't seen it before.

Oh man, I'm literally teary eyed from that. lmao.

#3 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (296 posts) -

They are people I pay to entertain me. Nothing more.

I could never call someone a friend if they don't know my name. Friendship, as an institution, requires familiarity. It requires camaraderie. And friendship requires a two-way relationship. I'm no more friends with the owners of this site than I am friends with Barack Obama or Hulk Hogan. I supported both of those men in their various endeavors, but not because I wanted their friendship but because I believed in their cause or product.

#4 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (296 posts) -

This is all starting to sound a lot like that old Max Headroom television show from the late 80s.

#5 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (296 posts) -

I was wondering if anyone was having an issue I seem to be having. Or if you've, maybe, heard about it somewhere?

My "DAY ONE" controller that came packed in with the console seems a bit busted. It all looks fine, and it'll work a good amount of the time as well. But it keeps dropping connectivity. I've tried syncing, multiple times. But every time I think I got it to work properly, it'll then drop again.

I thought it might need to stay in the field of view for the Kinect or something. But I bought a second controller and it's working fine. I play at a weird angle from my television and the Kinect can still see me and the controller, I checked. And, as I said, the second controller I bought seems to work fine.

Anyone else? I love the controller itself. And I haven't found anything with a couple of Google searches. So I thought I'd ask and see if it was happening anywhere else before I got lost in a sea of Microsoft Help menus or phone calls. Maybe there's a fix or something?

Thanks. :)

#6 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (296 posts) -

I've started in Nightmare. Being a long time Dead Rising fan, I can't imagine playing it on the easier option. At least not first. I keep dying though. lol.

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I only read the opening post, so I don't know if this kind of reply has been suggested. Forgive me if it's redundant.

What I've noticed with Arkham Origins is that the multiplayer component is a polarizing feature. Some people have expressed that they are enjoying it, others not so much. But regardless, it is on the disc and therefore must be part of the critique. And if the reviewer considers it busted or just not fun, the review needs to reflect that. Even if the base game is just as good as Arkham City, even if you take away the thoughts of "innovation" and "more of the same", it added a mode and that mode has been called into question.

I'm assuming of course that the post you made refers to Carolyn Petit's review since that's the lowest one I'm aware of. I'm of a mind that more Arkham, even if it is just more of the same thing that I already loved two and four years ago respectively, is a positive thing. However, they chose to add in this 3 team asymmetrical multiplayer and if the reviewer (be it Carolyn or whoever) found it to be a problematic issue then I'd imagine that is the bulk of the reason that the score was lowered to reflect a product that has some merit but also some busted segments.

For me, I haven't played the Arkham Origins multiplayer component yet. And honestly, I probably won't. I'll play the story, which is what I bought the game for. Then I'll play the combat and predator challenges because those have always entertained me. And really, that's all I wanted. If those are decent, even if they are more of the same, then I call it a win.

As a contrast, this really isn't like Call of Duty though, because those are games that update and keep the same level of consistent quality through all of their modes. You may not like CoD, and I don't particularly care for it, but the story mode is always a certain level of quality and the multiplayer is always a certain level of quality. Now if a Call of Duty had come out and the story segment had been fundamentally broken or had a mode that was promoted but not realized fully, then it might be closer to what Origins is seeing in review now. Or if Assassin's Creed's multiplayer component had left a bad impression when they added it, maybe these would be similar. I can't speak to sports games specifically though as I haven't played one since the 90s. I assume that sports fans want that kind of thing since they turn out in droves year after year to buy them. And like Origins does for Batman, it's giving fans what they want scores be damned.

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#9 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (296 posts) -

You know, following Sim City I'd planned to just write off EA. And then those bastards got ahold of the Star Wars license and showed off Battlefront 3. So now I just don't know what to do. My head says forget they ever existed past Mutant League Football, but my heart still loves lightsabers and the pewpew of blaster fire.

I've got a baaaad feeling about this.

#10 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (296 posts) -

You know, sometimes criticism can come from a genuine place. Not that I'm saying Marcus Beer has ever offered constructive criticism. He's as big a tosser as I've ever seen online.

But you can't just dismiss criticism out of hand. Sometimes when several people are saying similar things, even if they're nasty things, there may be something there. Something one needs to work on.

That's not meant to try and justify vitriol mind you. But Fish has made himself a target through his own actions, through his own inability to take even small criticisms with grace, and his willingness to be exactly what trolls love- the kind of guy they KNOW they can get a rise out of.

My point is, you train others how to treat you with every action, every reaction, and every "I'm taking my ball and going home" moment like Fish is doing.

He is wrong though. He, or rather Fez, was promoted by "media leeches" and he ate that part up. And an indie developer is especially beholden to the press. Because often the gamers are buying not only a clever indie game, but supporting a clever indie developer.