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#1 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 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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#2 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 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.

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#3 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

Assuming they have a team that continues to support/update it regularly, it'll probably be a decent experience in a couple years, but only to those people who enjoy the bones of what's there now and see the potential for what it could become. It's just not what I want from a Fallout game and, because it's built to be multiplayer, it never will be. Hell, I never even took companions, except for Dogmeat, in Fallout games because I wanted that post-apocalyptic atmosphere of just a man and his dog roaming the irradiated wastes, that feeling of emptiness, isolation, desolation and loss, punctuated by moments of spectacular violence as dudes melt, vaporize, or explode like meat 'n' blood pinatas. The kind of atmosphere that's ruined by seeing some jackass named DarthVaper420 hopping around like it's fucking Fortnite.

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#4 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I hope it was a peaceful passing. Beyond that, the dude had a hell of a life, both in all he accomplished and the length of time he stuck around, so there's nothing to mourn there. Instead, I'll celebrate and remember with a 21 Marvel movie salute. (There have to be at least 21 Marvel movies out there at this point, right?)

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#5 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

Honestly, I thought the link was broken and I got one of those shitty 'own this address' pages or something. This design is fucking terrible, not to mention ugly as sin. It looks like fucking YouTube or something, what with the near total eradication of text and all the big, dumb baby-friendly pictures that just link to videos. I mean, I'm sorry, because I know someone probably worked hard on it, but...fucking hell. Could I get used to it in time? I'm sure I could. But it kinda makes me want to not visit the site, so I'll likely never give it that time.

I freely admit, I've never been the biggest fan of change. And Giant Bomb, for better or worse, has been going through a lot of changes lately. Not sure I can handle one more.

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#6 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

There was a time when I would've been up for anything Ridley Scott was directing. But that time has passed.

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#7 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

Was selling this announcement as a big deal a major miscalculation? Absolutely. But, in all fairness to Blizzard, who knew Moby was such a hardcore Diablo fan?

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#8 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs.

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#9 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I'm pretty underwhelmed, but I can admit that my tastes were pretty limited when it came to games on the Playstation. That was back when I lived almost exclusively for RPGs and fighting games. So, yeah, not seeing more Squaresoft titles (Vagrant Story, Parasite Eve, SaGa Frontier, Xenogears, or any Final Fantasy other than VII) or Suikoden II, or some of the more obscure titles, is definitely disappointing.

Stuff like Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Bushido Blade, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Silent Hill, Spyro, and Tony Hawk feel like glaring omissions. And not a single Crash Bandicoot? He was practically the mascot for the Playstation.

Also, if they couldn't include all three, I might've gone with Resident Evil 2 or 3 over the original. And I definitely would've preferred Twisted Metal 2 over any of the other games in that franchise on the PS1.

Of course, it doesn't help that they're putting only a mere 20 games on the thing. Double that number and it'd be a more robust catalog and a more compelling purchase. As it stands, I'm probably going to pass.

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#10 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

@humanity said:

While I do really enjoy Abby on the BestCoast, the way she says "fucking nerds" seems harsh and makes me kind of twitch each and every time.

I don't listen to the Beastcast anymore, so I don't have the proper context, but I'm going to say that you put 'fucking' in front of anything and it sounds bad, even if you meant it to sound puckish, it kinda just makes you a come across like a hateful douchenozzle.

If you were hosting a dinner party and your significant other, who was responsible for the meal, asked, "Are any Jews coming?" While maybe not the best phrasing, you'd gather that they're probably concerned with whether or not the meal needs to be kosher. If, however, they asked, "Are any fucking Jews coming?" You probably want to punch that piece of shit in the head and rethink your relationship. Or if you were thinking of getting a new pet, and your significant other asks, "A kitten?" You'd be all, "We're so in sync!" But if they said, "A fucking kitten?" Again, you punch that piece of shit in the head and rethink your relationship. Point is, maybe it's not the term 'nerd' that bothers some people, but the 'fucking' bit that seems to imply at least some level of contempt, disdain, or intolerance.