• bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Cannot Reset Password - Two Accounts with one email address?. on the Bug Reporting board

    @jaydeegee: Does this mean that the real reason Rorie spent so much time getting good at Spelunky was so that he could rescue user accounts that fell down some weird hole in the system by going down i...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Do you listen to podcasts/videos while gaming?. on the General Discussion board

    @judoboy: I don't really do video much anymore, but when I did it was often a combination of a game that you didn't have to pay that much attention to AND watching something that you didn't have to pa...

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  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Gaming Detox. on the General Discussion board

    The obvious joke about the Giant Bomb folks is that they don't have this problem because they never finish games.For me I actually have more trouble starting a game than moving on after I've finished...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic When (If Ever) Did You Learn to Manually Save?. on the General Discussion board

    This thread makes me feel old. Which I am.I grew up with computer games and the NES/SNES. Those systems not only made you manually save but sometimes even write down passwords. If you wanted to "s...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Two minutes of Bunger voice clips for your listening pleasure. on the Bugsnax board

    I cannot believe they are allowing this filth on this clean family-oriented website. The moderators are really just allowing anything on this website now. This kind of decadent smut is what you get...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic How do I know when I'm satisfied? (Why I don't like "post game" content). on the Final Fantasy XV board

    Post-game content was created for the same reason that tacked on multiplayer was created...to keep people from selling their games. Especially in Japan where game rentals weren't legal developers st...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic I think i can't enjoy MK fatalities anymore. on the General Discussion board

    @gundato: MK was always funny. Yes there was an edge to it, of course, but they were also super cheesy digitized sprite fighters and they knew it. Johnny Cage had a move where he punched opponents i...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Should Assassin's Creed just finally make an Isu game?. on the Assassin's Creed board

    @junkerman: First of all, if they set Assassin's Creed in New York they wouldn't be dumpsters full of bubble wrap they would be dumpsters full of garbage bags. New York has a serious garbage problem ...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic I think i can't enjoy MK fatalities anymore. on the General Discussion board

    I wouldn't say I "can't enjoy them" anymore, but honestly they started to bother me back in MK X because I feel like they jumped the shark from cartoonish violence to overly realistic. I've been pla...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Until G4 Reckons With Its Past, I'm Not Watching. on the General Discussion board

    This was a lot of words to say that G4 and its presenters had a crappy perspective towards women, sexuality, and minorities in the past and doesn't seem interested in reckoning with that in any way, ...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic The Mohammad bin Salman Charity Foundation is purchasing a controlling stake in SNK. on the SNK board

    @icemael: What people are willing to do at private parties and what they are willing to do through public ownership of companies in a charitable trust are different things. Saudi elites might be libe...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Xbox Series X slightly warm to the touch when turned off. on the General Discussion board

    It could just be that the instant on uses some power like everyone says and it being a bit warm is NBD, especially because I believe the fan is off in Instant On (to keep it quiet and because it's we...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Can I skip the first 2 games and just play this one?. on the Batman: Arkham Knight board

    @xanadu: Many of the games that ripped off Batman's combat were critical and commercial successes. Shadow of Mordor and 2018 Spider-Man are probably the clearest examples. But if you watch the embed...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Can I skip the first 2 games and just play this one?. on the Batman: Arkham Knight board

    @sarcasticmudcrab: I don't love Batman combat but it's a relatively small part of the game, especially in Arkham Knight, which has the Batmobile stuff added to stuff that was already in the prior game...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Help naming a youtube series title. on the Off-Topic board

    @angryhobo321: Playstation 1 is over 25 years old at this point, so I very much disagree with this take. As I said above I think there's an argument that 360 games are retro at this point, though I'm...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic The "Can't remember the name of this game" Thread v3.0. on the General Discussion board

    @magnetphonics: Rise of the Robots is a bad game but it is an actual fighting game. It isn't cut scene based.Also it is far from the worst fighting game of all time, as the science will show. It's t...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic Making your own fun. on the Assassin's Creed Valhalla board

    You may think you're making your own fun but like five people at Ubisoft spent weeks of their lives getting those animations just right to make them maximally satisfying. Some dude missed his daught...

  • bigsocrates posted a message in the forum topic The Mohammad bin Salman Charity Foundation is purchasing a controlling stake in SNK. on the SNK board

    Companies get bought and sold all the time, including by foreign interests, and the impact is not always easy to predict. I wouldn't worry too much. On the plus side the fund is not a fly by night ...