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#1 Posted by CatsAkimbo (791 posts) -

As someone in Colorado, this is cool. Colorado has a lot of diverse scenery and can change drastically in just short distances. I always thought it'd make for a good open world video game location. I also get why some might be bummed it's not somewhere else though. Somehow I started noticing how many games are set in California and was going crazy wondering why they'd keep setting games in the same place. Outside of historical world war games or assassin's creed, you rarely see Europe. It does seem to be getting better though, and devs will keep looking for new ways to distinguish their games.

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@upperdecker said:

It's weird. But a delicacy in some parts and I thought I'd share.

Is it really considered a delicacy by anyone? It feels like more of a novelty from what I've experienced. The baseball field in Denver sells them at one stand way in the upper bleachers, and it's more of a fun dumb thing than anything else.

And to anyone wondering, when they're deep fried they just taste like any other greasy fried onion/chicken/whatever. You could probably swap out the meat in some small chicken poppers and not tell the difference. Though, I've seen someone eat them boiled and that just looked disgusting.

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#3 Posted by CatsAkimbo (791 posts) -

@bobeta said:

But their job to me is just to be entertaining. Is that the difference?

I think they're very good at playing, talking, and being entertaining at the same time, but yeah, it is kind of a large part of their job, right? They should be good at it. People wouldn't be watching quick looks if they were terrible at talking and playing.

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#4 Posted by CatsAkimbo (791 posts) -

@subliminalkitteh:

Drew alluded to this on the Bombcast.

I'd completely forgotten about this thread. Is Giant Bomb still in the top google results for that phrase? I'm not completely comfortable googling it myself :-\

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#5 Posted by CatsAkimbo (791 posts) -

Call-ins are a horrible idea... except for when the guys actually know/have met the person beforehand. I'd be perfectly fine with them initiating the calls to others (call-outs?), which is something they've done in the past.

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#6 Posted by CatsAkimbo (791 posts) -

There's a place near me that by default puts cream cheese and carmelized onions on every dog, though they use more unusual, sausage-like, wild-meat dogs like spicy boar, elk, buffalo, etc. It's delicious. I use a little cream cheese on bratwurst at home now as my go-to.

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#7 Posted by CatsAkimbo (791 posts) -

@inhaler said:

@johnymyko: classic runners vision is just red highlighting of objects, as in the old game. You get occasional red arrows on surfaces.

I believe new runners vision stays on until you have got past the tutorial part where you press R3 and get that red gps blob thing. That red path showing you where to go is the major difference:

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I was having some issues with the "classic" runners vision not highlighting any path. It was especially frustrating during one race where it didn't hightlight anything and I was totally lost on which way to go until I turned on full vision. Might just be a beta bug, or they didn't spend as much time with the classic mode.

Otherwise I think it's fantastic. Once I got used to the controls again, it felt like the old mirror's edge.

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#8 Edited by CatsAkimbo (791 posts) -

I was very hesitant to go rogue before the patch, but that's largely gone away. I ran into a contradiction of a person, a nice bully, the other night. He invited me to his team and proceeded to mow down most every person he saw, sometimes screwing with them beforehand, sometimes inviting them to join us, sometimes downing a guy and standing there not killing them until their timer runs out or they give up, and one time camping a spawn point to kill a particularly stubborn person ~14 times in a row. His carefree way of doing it gave me some perspective on what to expect in the DZ. You'll run in to nice people, people who will kill you just to mess with you, and sometimes those are the same person, and none of it is so serious that you should dwell on anything that happens too long. It's seems like an anything-goes anarchy that I've grown to like a lot.

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#10 Posted by CatsAkimbo (791 posts) -

I like hearing them talk about stuff they're into. So, if they don't care about most movies, then yeah, they probably shouldn't force a conversation about it, especially if it's going to mostly be negative. There's already enough negative "takes" out there on everything.