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#1 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

@sweep: The Martian is a really good suggestion. I recall Vinny also loved that book, so it should be easier to recommend it.

My personal favorite is the Discworld series, but I don't know if Dan would enjoy that brand of fantasy.

If he has even a some passing interest in science fiction, Foundation and I, Robot are great starting points.

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#2 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

I am all for new ME in the spirit of the originals, but I don't know if the game justifies a next generation remake. Outside of polishing the graphics and changing the combat in 1, I don't know how much work they can do. The style of gameplay hasn't fallen out of favor so much to invite a new interpretation...

We are not talking about a Resident Evil 2 from-the-ground-up style of remake, more like a Last of Us add-some-polish-to-already-modern-games here..

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#3 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

Sure they will... considering the success of this remake, a remake on the same style of the other "tank based" games in the series is almost guaranteed to be profitable, even when none of them hold the same classic status as 2.

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#4 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

I knew about the site since the first days of the podcast, but I didn't come to visit often until I discovered the Persona 4 ER and the "photo edit" thread in the hamburgers page...

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#5 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

It looked good, but the previous games from Netherrealm have been so uneven, performance wise, on PC, that I am not going to jump the gun on this one.

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#6 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

This seems like a trolling move with barely any grounds. It would be different if Netflix was using the phrase in marketing materials...

I wish Netflix wins and then countersues their asses for making them waste time...

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#7 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

This sounds fun. Count me in for, at least, playing it...

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#8 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

It really depends on how niche is niche for you. Street Fighter 2 was one of the best selling games in history, Mortal Kombat was big enough to force the congress to pay attention...

If by niche you mean "a lot of people don't play it regularly and it is not covered in news regularly", yes, they are niche. If it means, "a lot of people that play games have not, at least, a basic understanding of how they work and has, at some point in their lives, played a fighting game", I think there are better examples (city sims, JRPG, visual novels, etc...) of more niche genres than fighting games.

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#9 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

Sheva Alomar in Resident Evil 5. As a character, she is fine, but as an AI controlled character with her own life bar and agency in the inventory, in a game that requires coordination and resource management, she is infuriating.

I don't know if one of the companions on RE6 is any worst though, 5 left such a bad taste in my mouth I never returned to the series...

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#10 Posted by hermes (2578 posts) -

@bigsocrates said:

About twice a year they have sales for a full year at $35 so I might wait until one of those swings around and jump to gold.

That makes more sense, economically.

Also, since those sales often happen more than once a year and, if you buy a gold subscription while having one still active they add a year to your expiration date, you can rack up the subscription for a few years each time.