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Posted by frytup

Tales of cold with Klepek.

Edited by boss_wreckman

That door opening freaked me out, Alex. PUT THAT THING ON A LEASH.

Posted by AcidBrandon18

Ghost door!

Posted by extragingerbrew

At 2:40 I think Alex was visited by a ghost.

Posted by PattyOFurniture

Warm rain here in Rhode Island but it's going to get spooky cold after today ;[

Posted by OtterChaos

Pretty funny watching Alex ad lib when Patrick was away, bummed the cat couldn't make an appearance. GHOST CAT!!

Posted by LandHawk

If people could evolve defense mechanisms from doing stupid things, Dan would be invincible.

Edited by Nags

Nothing about Xbox One's first party is compelling to me or my friends at all. Especially when you factor in the numerous ways they continue to botch their own first party titles this gen. From terrible micro-transaction models to broken a online mode like the Master Chief collection has. MS has only done damage to their own IPs thus far.

Besides, the damage is already done. Nobody is forgetting what MS tried to pull with always online and DRM. I certainly will never buy a Xbone. I don't reward a company like that with my support.

Posted by mattoncybertron

AWOOOO!

Posted by Clapmaster
@nags said:

Nothing about Xbox One's first party is compelling to me or my friends at all. Especially when you factor in the numerous ways they continue to botch their own first party titles this gen. From terrible micro-transaction models to broken a online mode like the Master Chief collection has. MS has only done damage to their own IPs thus far.

Besides. The damage is already done. Nobody is forgetting what MS tried to pull with always online and DRM. I certainly will never buy a Xbone. I don't reward a company like that with my support.

I don't think Microsoft is the only one to blame. You're really kinda seeing this stuff happen everywhere this gen. The online stuff for Drive Club doesn't even work and where is that PS Plus version Sony promised for launch? I've been playing on my PC and Wii U more than either of those consoles so far this gen. Right now I'd have to give the edge to MS for actually having quite a few good exclusives out already. Literally the only game I've played on my PS4 so far is Infamous.

Edited by ejc93

http://www.listwar.com/released-games/

this whole "Xbox is killing PS4 so far with exclusive games" forced narrative is bizarre.

People also tend to ignore that the PS3 actually got significant continued support in the last couple years, while the 360 mostly dried up. I'm not saying that's a good strategy or a bad one - I have no clue - but we've seen this play out before. Sony starts kind of slow but continues support for a long time. Microsoft (even though I wouldn't agree that it's been happening to nearly the extent people are trying to say) starts strong but mostly let their current console die while planning the next one.

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Edited by gravytrain

@nags: Is the PS4 more enticing to you? I have yet to purchase either console because they've both been lacking interesting games.

Posted by LunarJetman

@ejc93 said:

http://www.listwar.com/released-games/

this whole "Xbox is killing PS4 so far with exclusive games" forced narrative is bizarre.

That list is incorrect and does not represent the actul point of the statement either. It's not about the amount of games. It's about the quality of the games and in that regard, Xbox One is indeed killing the PS4 so far.

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Posted by Nags

@LunarJetman: I don't see any quality in their (microsoft's) 1st or 3rd party titles. It's been a total mess since launch.

@nags said:

Nothing about Xbox One's first party is compelling to me or my friends at all. Especially when you factor in the numerous ways they continue to botch their own first party titles this gen. From terrible micro-transaction models to broken a online mode like the Master Chief collection has. MS has only done damage to their own IPs thus far.

Besides. The damage is already done. Nobody is forgetting what MS tried to pull with always online and DRM. I certainly will never buy a Xbone. I don't reward a company like that with my support.

I don't think Microsoft is the only one to blame. You're really kinda seeing this stuff happen everywhere this gen. The online stuff for Drive Club doesn't even work and where is that PS Plus version Sony promised for launch? I've been playing on my PC and Wii U more than either of those consoles so far this gen. Right now I'd have to give the edge to MS for actually having quite a few good exclusives out already. Literally the only game I've played on my PS4 so far is Infamous.

What are the "quite a few" good exclusives? I can't seem to find any.

Posted by buzz_clik
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Edited by Clapmaster

@nags said:

@LunarJetman: I don't see any quality in their (microsoft's) 1st or 3rd party titles. It's been a total mess since launch.

@clapmaster said:
@nags said:

Nothing about Xbox One's first party is compelling to me or my friends at all. Especially when you factor in the numerous ways they continue to botch their own first party titles this gen. From terrible micro-transaction models to broken a online mode like the Master Chief collection has. MS has only done damage to their own IPs thus far.

Besides. The damage is already done. Nobody is forgetting what MS tried to pull with always online and DRM. I certainly will never buy a Xbone. I don't reward a company like that with my support.

I don't think Microsoft is the only one to blame. You're really kinda seeing this stuff happen everywhere this gen. The online stuff for Drive Club doesn't even work and where is that PS Plus version Sony promised for launch? I've been playing on my PC and Wii U more than either of those consoles so far this gen. Right now I'd have to give the edge to MS for actually having quite a few good exclusives out already. Literally the only game I've played on my PS4 so far is Infamous.

What are the "quite a few" good exclusives? I can't seem to find any.

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza Horizon 2

Dead Rising 3

Sunset Overdrive

Halo Master Chief Collection

Killer Instinct

Titanfall

Posted by oldskooldeano

Can I say, if you can guarantee me a good semi-regular 30-45 minutes of Alex on his own just awkwardly talking into the camera about subjects all and sundry (not wrestling) then I will buy a premium subscription to watch it. It's really quite entertaining.

Posted by Nags

@clapmaster:

Titanfall isn't an exclusive. I have that for PC. Was done with it in the first week. Didn't live up to that tremendous hype. Killer Instinct was a mess when it launched and to be honest I think the art style and flow of matches is awful. HMCC has broken online components, and most of those games are really dated and don't hold up very well. Dead rising 3.... great, more zombie games, I'll pass. Forza 5 had some terrible micro-transaction model, heard they made some changes to that but the AI is still bad. Horizon 2 is actually on 360 as well, so that isn't exclusive to the One. The locale of FH2 is actually really flat and uninteresting. Sunset Overdrive actually looks fun but the art style is atrocious.

Microsoft itself doesn't even have confidence in it's own exclusive line-up. They dropped the price to $350 for a week out of desperation. Pretty sure that will be a permanent price drop in a few months.

Edited by holymeekrob

It's amusing to me that someone as camera-shy as Alex is employed as an on-air personality by a website that produces almost nothing but video content. He reminds me of the scene in Wayne's World when Garth is left to host the show alone after Wayne is fired.

Posted by Beyond_Recall

Alex, I love you, but you've really gotta do your research before you say things like 'There's nothing announced for Wii U after this year beyond *Zelda* and *Yoshi*.'

Edited by Bezieh

@nags: As a PS4/PC/Wii U owner, Sunset Overdrive looks like an incredible game I'm never going to get to play. And whilst art style is subjective, I believe it to be one of the best things about that game. Oh Insomniac, just give me a PS4 Ratchet pls.

Edited by buzz_clik

@nags: Ooh, that looks like fun! I've not played any of these PS4 titles but I'll have a crack at this...

  • Killzone Shadow Fall - Well, that series was always a dud, but now it has a bland subtitle to boot!
  • inFamous Second Son - Looks like more of the same.
  • Driveclub - HAHAHAHAHAHA
  • The Last of Us, Injustice - Hey, they're on PS3 as well!
  • Samurai Warriors 4 - Really? No, but really?
  • The Pinball Arcade - Nobody plays pinball games apart from Jeff.

You're right that, that was fun. I mean, I don't believe a single word I said, mind. If I had a PS4 as well as my Xbox One, you know what I'd be doing? Enjoying more games than I do right now.

Console wars: Never not silly.

P.S. Sunset Overdrive is SO MUCH FUN.

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Posted by slayer1071

I love the Mastodon shirt. Keep rocking. What's your favorite album by them?

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Has Alex never been outside when it is windy as fuck and cold? Wind chill is totally a thing.

Posted by blackstripepres

Meanwhile in Alaska it remains a balmy average of 40°F so far this month. Enjoy our cold Patrick, and feel free to keep it for as long as you like.

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Posted by gulinotm

@slayer1071: Leviathan. As a drummer, i wish Brann Dailor hadnt reined it in so much in the subsequent albums. Plus he got rid of that solid aluminum snare. He had the best snare sound ever....

Edited by GreedZen

Dick Dastardly has come to Chi-Town.

Posted by Undeadpool

Ah Biutiful...the movie @alex described on Screened as, and I'm paraphrasing:

"A two and a half hour long blanket party. It blindsides you, then assaults you with unpleasantness for over two hours."

Posted by buzz_clik

@development: Ha! Yeah, that's one of two games to make me surprise (read: annoy) the wife with a new PS4 appearing under the TV.

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Posted by AssInAss

23:31 - 26:37

Is possibly the cutest form of Alex we'll ever see when he has to talk to just us and no one else to work off on :D

Posted by defcomm

Oh wow, a special appearance from the ghost in Alex's apartment.

Posted by Dizzyhippos

The youtube version of this is from 12/17/2014 go watch that one to see the future!

Posted by Darknorth

Windchill means that heat leaves your body as fast, due to wind, as through it were the wind chill temperature. Whether you feel it or not, you are freezing faster.

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Edited by gianthamish

sorry alex, i just can't back your views on iñárritu. he's the fucking best. that said, the fact that he didn't get santaolalla on for the soundtrack considerably and negatively affects my desire to see this film.

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Posted by Belegorm

@patrickklepek:

I have to say man, as someone also from the midwest I am greatly fearful for your bodily health and safety due to this upcoming jump in the lake excursion. Hypothermia is not cool. Be smart!

On a lighter note, if the lake freezes over what do you do? Cut a few holes and scramble to be the guy who makes it out alive?

Posted by madmatt213

Thank god, @alex, that you are one of the few to see through the awful charade that is BIRDMAN. Iñárritu needs to pull his head out of his ass and go make a movie anywhere near as good as AMORES PERROS. There remainder of his career has since been a long trail of car wrecks.