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Posted by Video_Game_King

Kim Kardashian's underneath that robe, isn't she?

Posted by dvdwalker8

I really wanted to get into Game of Thrones Ascent on Facebook because I love the show and Rich Gallup was promoting it on the site. All the energy meters and spam your friends for help parts of the game just totally stopped me from playing for very long. I had tried to play Farmville and some other Facebook game and they were all filled with spam your friends with requests for help and wait x real time hours before you can take any more actions just killed it for me. I was going on message boards for the games and looking for people to add to my Facebook friends list just to play the stupid games with.

I would totally pay 20.00 for a full, all access version of the game on Facebook or XBOX. Not spending any amount of money on limited game time no matter how many "best value" or special deals they offer me.

Posted by Existence

I don't recall which game it was, but didn't Patrick and Alex, in an earlier episode of Bombin' talk about how the shitty game mechanics of the game in question should not be excused by the fact that it acknowledged them and made fun of them?

Posted by MooseyMcMan

The worst part of watching most of it live but having to leave before the end is trying to find the spot to pick up at.

Also, Beyond Thunderdome is a horrible pile of garbage. Road Warrior is one of my favorite movies of all time, though.

Posted by BaconGames

Whatever, Unfinished Swan was unequivocally rad.

Edited by Sydlanel

I think a lot of "casual gamers" don't really consider the time they spend playing those games as gaming. A lot of my old friends from uni ( most of them female, just a random observation ) still play hours upon hours of Candy Crush or similar, but they would consider it a pass-time that fills their idle moments, and not an activity they actively search ( even when the activity does start seeping into their leisure time ).

Also, Journey... yes. but most my mainstream / non - gamer human associates don't really understand what it is about and become bored after a few minutes. Probably more universally interesting than Flower, but still tends to clash against their expectations of video-games having explosions and car chases.

Posted by AngriGhandi

I don't think going to a post-Shepard universe for Mass Effect 4 would be much of a shitshow at all. In fact, if comic books have shown us anything, it's that you can retcon and smooth over just about anything, if you try hard enough!

The true shitshow in this situation would be trying to make a sci-fi prequel series. Those do not go so well.

(Unless you want to make a game where you play as an Asari who's lived for 500 years and it's both a prequel and a sequel, that could be pretty cool)

Posted by Elite_Jason

@patrickklepek

Speaking of free to play stuff has anybody tried out the Jurassic Park Builder game for ios. They just added a pokemon style fighting game that uses your leveled up dinosaurs. It is super interesting and kind of fun for a few minutes a day.

Posted by StraightGrizzly

@patrickklepek Just watch the Mad Max movies. Just do it. They (1 & 2) are so iconic and awesome. You deserve to experience them. Even Thunderdome has some cool stuff in it: The eponymous Thunderdome, Master Blaster, Tina Turner's hair...etc.

Posted by ptys

You guys are spending alot of time talking about Kardashian, I blanked out for a few minutes there.

Posted by spraynardtatum

Patrick said the game itself isn't good and that seems like exactly the kind of thing that a game should be in order to be good. I actually like Kim Kardashian but a shitty free mobile game that plays like a shitty free mobile game is a shitty free mobile game.
What the fuck is happening?

Edited by Warpchy

Do Anime Quick looks?

Posted by valeo

Alex gotta shave. Looks like moss is growing on his chin :)

Posted by wrecks

Master Blaster Runs Bartertown! Watch all 3 Mad Max Movies @patrickklepek. All 3 have merit.

Posted by Hailinel

I don't think going to a post-Shepard universe for Mass Effect 4 would be much of a shitshow at all. In fact, if comic books have shown us anything, it's that you can retcon and smooth over just about anything, if you try hard enough!

The true shitshow in this situation would be trying to make a sci-fi prequel series. Those do not go so well.

(Unless you want to make a game where you play as an Asari who's lived for 500 years and it's both a prequel and a sequel, that could be pretty cool)

The problem with making a sequel to Mass Effect 3 is crafting a universe that fits in line with what most players want or expect. Bioware did write themselves into a bit of a pickle with the way that ME3 ends, though a lot of it could easily be wiped away fairly easily (the Mass Relays weren't entirely destroyed and could be repaired, etc.). But when you give multiple possibilities ranging from "Reapers are destroyed" to "Everyone is magically an organic/synthetic hybrid now," well, obviously someone's preferred ending is not going to match up with what happens.

Edited by ArbitraryWater

@hailinel: I seem to remember a hilariously minuscule percentage of people actually choosing synthesis as their ending according to Bioware's stat tracking, with a more even split between control and destroy (leaning more towards destroy, obviously). Thus, I feel like if Bioware wanted to fudge a post-ME3 universe together they probably could, albeit at the cost of making some people on the Bioware forums weirdly angry.

Posted by Hailinel

@hailinel: I seem to remember a hilariously minuscule percentage of people actually choosing synthesis as their ending according to Bioware's stat tracking, with a more even split between control and destroy (leaning more towards destroy, obviously). Thus, I feel like if Bioware wanted to fudge a post-ME3 universe together they probably could, albeit at the cost of making some people on the Bioware forums weirdly angry.

Yeah, if they really want to, they could. There's going to be that weird subset that won't be satisfied regardless, though.

@patrickklepek and @alex: I have seen the American dubbed version of Mad Max, which was actually aired on the Sci-Fi Channel back in the 90s at least a couple of times. From what I recall, it wasn't atrocious, but it was still completely unnecessary. It really says something that the DVD of it I own has both the original Australian audio and the American dub, and in the entire time I've had it, not once have I watched the American dub.

This actually reminds me of something related to the Mad Max game Avalanche is working on. As I recall, in the first builds they showed off, all of the characters spoke with American accents, and there was such a strong negative reaction against that that they're apparently going back and rerecording at least some of the characters to speak Australian. Because again, who the hell wants to listen to a Mad Max that doesn't sound Australian?

Posted by ninjalegend

I liked the combat in ME2 so much better. And I hated the Mako parts of the first one. Overall I still liked the first one better. It felt like you were playing as a futuristic detective more than the whole saving the galaxy thing. That is my only real ask of ME4. I want to be space Columbo.

Edited by BenderUnit22

I was so disappointed when Journey wasn't at E3, but I guess it's all good now. I played Journey a good 10 times, last time just 2 weeks ago.

Posted by cooljammer00

@alex I wasn't aware it wasn't the case, but I thought Just Cause 3 was all but a given? And that it was currently being actively worked on? Because I met a dude who works at Avalanche in NYC at a gaming type event and he could not have more strongly hinted that Avalanche in NYC was working on Just Cause 3. Or maybe he meant they were working on something else when he said stuff like how they were working on "JUST another entry in a popular Avalanche franchise that we can't talk about right now. But I will JUST say that we are JUST in active development of a game" etc etc

Also, that Kim Kardashian game sounds like the worst kind of game, simply because it also sounds like bullshit propaganda. Oh, woe is the celebrity machine that chews up and spits out young ingenues who don't know any better. Now play this Kim Kardashian branded video game that adds to her massive empire.

If we don't give other less predatory and cash grabby games the benefit of the doubt when it comes to "ironically" doing something shitty we all hate, why would we give Kim Kardashian a pass? If Blood Dragon's tutorial has the guy griping about shitty tutorials, that doesn't make your shitty tutorial any less shitty.

Posted by Sunjammer

@patrickklepek seriously dude, I hope your upcoming writeup of the Kardashian game makes it abundantly clear what a cynical, vampiric engine of robbery that game is. I can not believe a piece of software one hundred percent designed to turn people into spam accounts or siphon their money into bullshit time currency gets a single moment's worth of game journo attention beyond that fact. The fact that "nobody" seemed to know just how similar it is to Glu's previous celeb-culture game before giving it a pass is another thing.

Christ on a cracker, having a few digs at how vapid the culture is does NOT excuse a game that is cancerous to leave on your phone. I installed it last night after listening to this 'cast, and found my phone slathered in notifications from the game this morning telling me I had shit to do. I took that as a loud and clear suggestion I uninstall it and never run it again.

Edited by Ronald

Beyond Thunderdome is not a bad movie. The reason most people wind up disliking or hating it is because it was a kids' movie. It was the start of what led Miller down the path to Babe Pig in the City and the Happy Feet movies. The movie was rated PG-13 and takes a twist to kiddie midway through that throws a lot of people off. Although it still has a few dark edges with some of the deaths in the movie. You also get Tina Turner's "We Don't Need Another Hero." But it's still a film worth watching solely for the fact that you will finally know the answer to the eternal question...

Who run Bartertown?

But the Blu-Ray of The Road Warrior is fantastic. The print is clean and striking, and the movie itself is a classic. It's a relatively small movie based on most of it taking place in one location but the scope is huge. The finale to the movie is an awesome chase scene. And Max has only 16 total lines in the movie (which Miller confirmed will also be the case with Fury Road) and not once is his name ever said in the movie.

Posted by Thusian

I think they could do a post Shepard time line. The set up is that its a long long time after ME3 there is a race of synthetic/human people who believe their existence is the result of the Shepard, the reapers are gone and some people believe they were destroyed so who cares, and some are preparing for them to return, but as the result of the Shepard bringing them back for some supposed salvation.

Posted by mrsmiley
@thusian said:

I think they could do a post Shepard time line. The set up is that its a long long time after ME3 there is a race of synthetic/human people who believe their existence is the result of the Shepard, the reapers are gone and some people believe they were destroyed so who cares, and some are preparing for them to return, but as the result of the Shepard bringing them back for some supposed salvation.

That would be amazing. They could even integrate a prior save by using your own Shepherd's likeness in various aspect of the new game. That said, (relates to ME3 ending) if you choose the "red ending," you visibly see Shepherd take a breath in the rubble, indicating his his still alive. So, not sure how that would work.

Also, it would be good to say what "spoiler" you're posting about instead of just posting a spoiler tag you have to click on to know what it is spoiling. :P

Posted by Mr_Creeper

The worst part of watching most of it live but having to leave before the end is trying to find the spot to pick up at.

For sure. The added time they cut off at the front-end makes noting down the time not every useful. That's why I tend to wait for the video to go up; just makes life easier for me.

Edited by sabin1001

I disagree with the idea that Ocarina of Time is the same formula as the original The Legend of Zelda. You would have been much better served getting him to try Link to the Past.

Ocarina is a very different feeling game and really can be a negative experience if you go into it expecting another old school Zelda. I speak from experience here, as it turned me off to the series for years and it wasn't until the 3D remake where I went back intentionally to experience Ocarina for what it WAS instead of what it wasn't that I could see why people like it.