• Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Do you care about performance enhancing drugs in sports?. on the Off-Topic board

    Boxing and American football cause brain damage. The repeated drastic weight cutting done by athletes in sports divided by weight classes almost certainly isn't healthy. Women participating in sports ...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic What are some older games that you think still hold up gameplay wise?. on the General Discussion board

    Almost any 2D game that was mechanically tight and well-designed when it came out will still hold up today. 3D games have aged more poorly overall but there are still a whole lot that are worth playin...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Frost is a horrible mechanic in this game.. on the God of War board

    I'm playing on Give Me God of War too, and flaws that are probably barely noticeable on lower difficulty settings really are amplified in this mode. Not only have I gotten stunlocked for three hits in...

  • Icemael posted a message on the post Unprofessional Fridays: 04/06/2018.

    @fedallah said: Germanic/Norse:Sæturnesdæg - Saturn's dayDunno why they kept the Roman name for Saturday, but there you go. Probably because Saturn didn't really have an equivalent in the Norse panthe...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Game Of Thrones Season 7 Discussion Thread (Spoilers up to and including the latest episode!). on the Off-Topic board

    This show has had some pretty bad episodes, but this was one of the worst to date. Why, when he had right in front of him a dragon which was a) stationary, b) closer than any other dragon, c) carrying...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Metal Gear Solid: the greatest work of fiction in any medium. on the General Discussion board

    The Iliad, King Lear, Anna Karenina -- all just baby steps paving the way for the real crowning achievement of human storytelling: the tale of a man whose name is a euphemism for a boner.

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Which game do you recommend over the other?: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor or Batman: Arkham Knight. on the General Discussion board

    In terms of mechanics and mission design they are both middling, but Arkham Knight is a lot more mechanically expansive what with the Batmobile, the grappling hook, the gliding, all of the gadgets etc...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Mirror's Edge Catalyst's Graphics (Xbox One). on the Mirror's Edge Catalyst board

    Play it on PC. Great game, expands and improves upon every single aspect of the original. The early parts are a bit weak but it keeps getting better as you unlock new abilities and areas. Turn off run...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic God of War is a betrayal of the series. on the God of War board

    @ezekiel said:Over-the-shoulder cameras are better for slow, mechanical shooters.They are also good for lightning-fast shooters like Vanquish. And, more pertinently, for beat 'em ups like God Hand, wh...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic The lack of new AAA third party IP's is hurting this generation.. on the General Discussion board

    New IPs =/= innovation. There was never a game like Breath of the Wild before Breath of the Wild, or The Phantom Pain before The Phantom Pain. Alien: Isolation takes first-person stealth and centers i...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic What don't you like?. on the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild board

    Inventory management and menus are a mess. Having to pause the game and go through menus every time you want to drop a shield or bow is incredibly frustrating, especially when you want to pick up a ne...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Massive recommendation from me. on the Hollow Knight board

    The regular enemies have gotten more interesting as I've progressed. Also, I've run into one cool area that actually kind of felt like a place rather than a tileset, though in general the areas contin...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Ideal desk setup for horror games. on the PC board

    Put your keyboard in your lap (or put it to the side if you're playing with a gamepad) and pull your monitor towards you until it's at the edge of the desk. Not only will there be no surface for the l...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Professional Difficulty Level, arrives on Jan 31st!. on the Hitman board

    @rethla: Rerunning a level for fun or for a Silent Assassin challenge is very different from rerunning a level to check off x number of boxes (many of which are inane or uninteresting stuff like "use ...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Professional Difficulty Level, arrives on Jan 31st!. on the Hitman board

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-25-hitman-is-getting-an-ultra-hard-professional-difficulty-level-next-week"Unlockable only for main missions where you've already hit the Mastery Level 20 cap...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Not Fully Voiced - Is It A Deal Breaker?. on the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild board

    It's not a deal-breaker but it's lame. Either you don't have voiced lines and you make that work, or you go with full-on voice acting and you commit to that (which doesn't mean that the player charact...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Are you bummed that Scalebound was cancelled?. on the Scalebound board

    A little bit. Kamiya has a pretty great track record (though I didn't like his last one) and what I've read about stuff that they only showed behind closed doors sounded cool. But on the other hand, t...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Explorer's Edition. on the No Man's Sky board

    You paid $150 for a pin and a pen and a figurine and some stickers and they made you wait five months?

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic New Video Player Released!. on the Bug Reporting board

    @rorie: The last couple of days it's actually been working fine for the most part (still on Chrome with the same add-ons as before), but just now I went to the latest video podcast which I definitely ...

  • Icemael posted a message in the forum topic Best Music - the robbery of Austin Wintory. on the General Discussion board

    I didn't mind the omission of Abzu in the top three much, but I though it was a real shame that Samorost 3 didn't even get mentioned during the discussion. Not only does that game have a great soundtr...