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#1 Posted by BioSpock (37 posts) -

The semantic argument behind subtitles being visual but under sound never even occurred to me as something that would come up here. I think this is the best response:

It's an audio setting so it belongs under Audio settings. If the game's settings list Sound, they're foolish and should change that to Audio while they're at it. It does not belong under Display settings just because it appears on screen. That's silly. By that logic all gameplay settings should be under display settings as well. Button prompts appear on screen so there's half of all games' controller settings. Controller sensitivity changes how fast the screen turns on your display so that's a display setting. The AI moves differently on your display when the game is set to hard so that's a display setting too, right? See? Silly.

If games actually included "Language" as an option on menus then that would be best, but since they never do I didn't vote for it. Hopefully one day we get to the point where games ship with a healthy variety of languages supported.

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#2 Posted by BioSpock (37 posts) -

If we are going to list games on other platforms despite OP saying he has an Xbox, my girlfriend would actually ask me to play The Last Guardian. Surprised it hasn't come up yet.

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#3 Posted by BioSpock (37 posts) -

You guys, even if there is an issue with Pocket Casts at the moment the app is the best podcast app on either platform. Period. I have used it for years.

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#4 Edited by BioSpock (37 posts) -

@Jeff nice write up. Except reading in the comments I've learned all you care about is the Persona 4 cast? You are going to need to play Persona 5 (if it's good).

I'm also looking forward to Tony Hawk and hopefully Skate. To through in a similar game, I want a new SSX on PS4.

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#5 Posted by BioSpock (37 posts) -

I am going to be honest: I am not an experienced Giant Bomb fan like all of you guys are. I have only been listening since probably Fall of last year, and didn't start coming to the site until recently. The videos I have seen usually are taped by Ryan, and as a result I had never even had a face to attach to the guy (although seeing him now and hearing that he was the host of On The Spot brings back vague memories of my younger days).

All that said, he was clearly a delight to listen to on the show and to be around, and even though I don't have the story of how he has changed my life, I am going to miss hearing him on the podcast. 34 is just too young. RIP.

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#6 Edited by BioSpock (37 posts) -

When I was 12/13, I "dated" a girl over a MMO. We talked a lot over chat, hung out in the game, even had a few phone calls. We did some video chats do, the ultimate resulting in me convincing her to take her top off. She was 16. If I remember correctly, our relationship ended with me spending less and less time both in-game and on windows messenger.

I didn't know any better at that age, I was really convinced I liked these people. I think I did though. We got married in-game, and I think I had like 3 of these relationships all within the same guild. It wasn't uncommon.

I'm now in College and I'm much more normal. I've had several relationships, including one that lasted a year and half. I was also on homecoming court. I say this so I don't look like a freak.

The MMO was Dofus, which I stand by as being a pretty awesome game.

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#7 Posted by BioSpock (37 posts) -

Man, you guys' cynicism keeps me grounded. That said, if EA continues to make good decisions they could definitely win me back to buying their games. Lets hope that there are no ulterior motives at play here.

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#8 Posted by BioSpock (37 posts) -

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@pie: I would like to agree with you on principle and because the previous games were launched first on pc but I found the console version of Max payne 3 to be highly enjoyable.

I wasn't either. I loved the first two games, but Max Payne 3 just wasn't as fun, despite a great story and presentation. It felt like the enemies took way too many bullets before they died, and I remember dying a lot. Maybe I was just frustrated because I was rushed when playing it.

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#9 Posted by BioSpock (37 posts) -

Not if you are a Vita owner looking for something to play.

I forgot to mention it was a honorable mention for best design at this years IGF. The winner, ironically, was FTL.

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#10 Edited by BioSpock (37 posts) -

I was lucky enough to get a free copy from the developer who was giving some away on Reddit, and was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Part of this came from a lack of enthusiasm for PlayStation Mobile. I think that sentiment is probably shared, even by us desperate Vita owners, so I just wanted to mention the game here since one of the guys on last week's Bombcast seemed positive on it but didn't really talk about it that much. I worry that it would be overlooked because its a Mobile game. It costs $5.

I also did an interview with the Swedish developer, Matin Jonasson (aka grapefukt), which if you want to read you can find here.

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From grapefrukt's (the dev) post on The Playstation Blog:

A year ago, I started making a game about a space station. I wanted to make a game that had all the fun parts of an RTS but none of the fiddly, stressful bits. The more I removed, the better the game became and that’s how Rymdkapsel came into being.

Rymdkapsel is a game about building your station; imagine a real time strategy game where you don’t have to worry about ever leaving the cozy comforts of your home base.

It’s not all smooth sailing though, when your base grows bigger as does your need for space and resources. All this expansion will surely attract the attention of the dreaded enemy. This leaves you with the task of balancing your quest for expansion with the safety of a small, tight, structure.

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