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#1 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

Honestly, I don't buy many games at launch, but Metro Exodus was definitely in the running to be one of the few this year that I would. Until this. I understand why developers are moving to Epic, and I hope it works out for them, but I can't support them. I mean, you tell me I can have a phenomenal steak, maybe the best steak I'll ever eat, at a discount price, and the bulk of that money will go directly into the pockets of all the people who did the hard work to bring that steak to my plate, but I have to eat it in the bathroom of a Taco Bell...yeah, I'm gonna pass. I'm just not that hungry.

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#2 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

I think the GB love affair with PUBG is over, since it doesn't sound like anyone really plays it much, if at all, these days. (Jeff seems to have migrated to CoD BOBO.) I mean there was no enthusiasm or even a mild sense of interest/curiosity in the snow map. So, if PUBG on PS4 is pretty much identical to XB1 version, and if nobody in the office really cares about PUBG anymore, I can't imagine there'd be much of a push for doing a Quick Look. Certainly not before the holiday break.

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#3 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

I really hate the Borderlands tone. I mean, I like Borderlands, but find that tone, the 'humor' they try to color everything with to be incredibly grating. It's not funny. It's not clever. I just expected better from Obsidian.

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#4 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

@clush: That's confirmed? Because the posted quote sounds somewhat ambiguous.

If you actually get to keep the games to play whenever you like, that's definitely more impressive and might almost make up for them smearing Fortnite feces all over the place.

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#5 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

So...they're basically talking about a two week free trial of games? Because that doesn't impress me and isn't enough of a motivator to get me to download the launcher, much less choose them over Steam.

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#6 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

I don't think there's any chance that one of the big budget AAA titles will win Game of the Year. It'll end up being something smaller, like Into the Breach, Tetris Effect or Dead Cells.

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#7 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

I doubt I'll be picking it up anytime soon. It looks...underwhelming. All the screenshots and video clips I've seen make it look very last gen, which is disappointing as hell. Even more disappointing to hear that their inspiration this time around seems to be Dark Souls - something I'd definitely be up for - but they completely f'ed it up. It just seems telling that they pushed the thing out the door with no fanfare, releasing it in the middle of the holiday rush where it was destined to get buried and forgotten. At the same time, they probably didn't want to release it early 2019, where it would be more closely compared to heavy hitters like Devil May Cry 5 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Feels like even they know the game is a flop.

Still, I really enjoyed the previous Darksiders games, so I'll eventually give this one a chance. But it'll either be one of those games I buy for $10 or less during a holiday sale or something I play when it's free with Gold/Plus.

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#8 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

Mostly anything with some combination of Vinny, Ryan and Jeff. Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs. Any of the game show Quick Looks. Thursday Night Throwdowns - mostly the Battlefield ones and the Quake one with special guest Bill Cosby. Mars War Logs, MotorBike, Ride to Hell: Retribution...and a bunch of other QLs I'm forgetting in this moment. The helicopter bit of the Ravaged QL. Or, really, any Bombcast prior to Ryan's passing.

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#9 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

No. In the past, whenever they were going to be discussing games I really didn't want spoiled, I'd typically skip the category or, at the very least, jump ahead past the bit about those games. Last year was a bit of a clusterfuck, though, because there are just too many people working at Giant Bomb now. So, I'll probably be skipping the bulk of this year's GotY stuff and just look over some of the individual lists.

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#10 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (159 posts) -

There's not much I need or particularly want at the prices I've seen, since I still/always have plenty of backlog. Might pick up Battlefield 1 and/or Resident Evil 7. Though, for RE7, I feel like I ought to get PSVR, but I can't really justify the expense for one game. Just not a lot of really amazing deals this year.

And while on the topic of lackluster deals, I'm seriously disappointed that Microsoft doesn't have better offerings for 360 games in their sale. Backwards compatibility is cool, but it'd be nice if they'd help sell that feature more - especially since it's sort of the one thing that gives the XB1 any value - by blowing out those older titles at bargain bin prices.