• BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Just Platinumed Bugsnax and I have some thoughts (Spoilers). on the Bugsnax board

    Well that was a ride. The abrupt shift into Lovecraftian horror at the end was not particularly surprising, especially after doing Triffany and Floofty's side quests, but the amount of genuine darknes...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic What's the GOTY so Far?. on the General Discussion board

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 for me, though I need to play more Hades. Also really digging Bugsnax and Flight Sim. Wish I had time to get into TLOU2, Yakuza, Tsushima and Valhalla this year but I'm prob...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic What's your favourite multiplayer game?. on the Online board

    Grand Theft Auto Online. It still feels like a slapdash mess half the time and I can't imagine how excruciating it must be to play without a lot of money in the bank (I accrued a lot of Apology Cash o...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Best AC game yet!. on the Assassin's Creed Valhalla board

    I've still got all the Atlantis DLCs to tackle in Odyssey and I'm savoring it, so I probably won't be getting Valhalla any time soon but I've been hearing this sentiment in a lot of places and I'm ver...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Alex Trebek, long-running 'Jeopardy!' host, dead at 80. on the Off-Topic board

    He was a goddam institution. What a shame, and fuck cancer.

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic What's The Most Bizarre PC Issue You Have Had?. on the PC board

    Back in college my desktop would just randomly turn itself on from being fully powered down, always in the middle of the night and maybe two or three times a month. I imagine it had something to do wi...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic What do you want from a new Mass Effect?. on the Next Mass Effect (Working Title) board

    Do something small in scope and experimental and nothing like the DA:I/Andromeda template. Don't do any sort of Chosen One story. Basically, do Dragon Age II in space but good.

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic WOTCHA BUYIN'. on the General Discussion board

    I mean, if we're looking toward the future and not just launch window stuff...My Xbox 360 library with higher framerates, resolution and auto HDR/Horizon Forbidden West/0

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic How is everyone planning to play Cyberpunk 2077? (Hardware). on the Cyberpunk 2077 board

    It was going to be on Xbox (One X, so hopefully it would run semi-decently) so I could schlep it with me when I traveled for a week over Thanksgiving, but now that it's delayed I don't need to worry ...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Watch Dogs Legion - any excitement for this?. on the Watch Dogs: Legion board

    Yeah, nominally. The gimmick seems interesting, I enjoy an Ubisoft-'em-up and I haven't bought a big full-price AAA thing in a hot minute and that's always good for a quick dopamine rush which have be...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Is it worth upgrading my CPU to go from dual to quad core?. on the General Discussion board

    @ry_ry: I misread the speed of your i3; thought it was slower than it was. Looking at benchmarks comparing the i3 and the i5, I think it's probably only going to get a marginal performance increase (h...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Is it worth upgrading my CPU to go from dual to quad core?. on the General Discussion board

    At that price, I'd say it's absolutely worth it. What sort of games are you running on it?

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic How much do you cling to the past, and how quickly do you move towards your future?. on the Off-Topic board

    I'm really bad at it and have a pretty constant fixation on regrets from past and anxieties about the future. It's been especially terrible since coronavirus kicked off. I've gotten on some anti-anxie...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Abby is Leaving Giant Bomb at the end of November. on the General Discussion board

    :(I'm happy that this seems like a personal choice and not a layoff and I hope she goes on to doing awesome things elsewhere, but goddamn I'm gonna miss Clue Crew.

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic 2020 is almost over....what will be the final 10 games of the year for Giantbomb. on the General Discussion board

    I wouldn't be shocked if Cyberpunk doesn't make the list at all. Seems primed for a lethal combination of almost no one having time to play it significantly and those that did play it significantly th...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Mass Layoffs inbound across CBSi. on the General Discussion board

    @magnetphonics: Yeah, that sounds accurate. Too small for any trimming to make sense unless you're just cutting it loose. Even if they tried to trim, considering what a personality focused site it is...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Mass Layoffs inbound across CBSi. on the General Discussion board

    This fucking sucks. Best wishes to all. SPOILER

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Best and Worst Collectables. on the General Discussion board

    Control was the only game where I've ever felt outright compelled to find all the collectibles. The various documents and items throughout the world did a great job of fleshing out the lore and contr...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Does Gamepass bother anyone?. on the Xbox Game Pass board

    If we start getting "you can only get this through Game Pass, no a la carte option" games, I'll start worrying, but for now I'm pretty damn happy with it. While I like to have personal copies of thing...

  • BaneFireLord posted a message in the forum topic Who's Goning to Win Next-Gen?. on the General Discussion board

    Depends on how we define "winning." In terms of boxes sold and "hearts and minds," I'd guess Sony. In terms of profit, I think Microsoft's pivot to the games branch being services-focused instead of h...