• mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Blizzard Ruling on HK Interview - Worst thing a video game company has done?. on the General Discussion board

    @bisonhero said:I still think Blizzard looks totally spineless coming out of this. yeah, that's the thing. i can't say what any of this looks like to a casual fan- but from the enthusiast side, it fe...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic What are your favourite games this year?. on the General Discussion board

    fire emblem is the only release i've played to completion this year, so it kinda wins by default. been putting in work on the backlog, though. ori and the blind forest is a super good game, yall.

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Do you use a phone case?. on the Off-Topic board

    absolutely- i think the design trend to wrap everything in glass is completely asinine. i understand it's good for signal, and sure it looks good in stock photos, but it presumes people never lose gri...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Shouty food emails on the Beastcast.... on the General Discussion board

    i expressed this in another thread not too long ago- but just because i haven't punched my 'emails-curmudgeon' ticket yet today- down with *all emails! *by 'all' i mostly mean inane. food emails usua...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Google promises that NEGATIVE LATENCY will help Stadia not feel laggy. on the General Discussion board

    they can call their tech 'unicorn blood' for all i care- as long as the user experience is functionally good. will wait to see how stadia performs in the wild before jumping in.

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Austin Walker stepping down from editorial position at Waypoint. on the General Discussion board

    just speaking from a consumer's point of view- i think the writing's been on the wall for awhile. there was that news some months ago about the brand reorganization (coupled with the larger vice effor...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic PC Version Announced - Coming November 5. on the Red Dead Redemption 2 board

    neat. parsing the distribution is a lil funky, but glad to see it for sale on so many platforms.

  • mellotronrules posted a message on the post 603: Call of Tuesday.

    jeff's thoughts on "prestige" games might sound harsh, but it's hardly unexpected. when it comes to story-driven experiences with light mechanics- games that emphasize emotional investment over intere...

  • mellotronrules posted a message on the post Hey, We Played The Last of Us Part II.

    @mido128 said: That was ND's choice in how to tell that story, but perhaps in this story they listened to some of the complaint about lack of player choice.no disrespect, but god i hope that's not th...

  • mellotronrules posted a message on the post Hey, We Played The Last of Us Part II.

    oof. feb can't come soon enough!i share the same small amount of consternation that the boys do regarding the presumed story setup- but then again, the first game handled it's narrative exceptionally ...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic New Last of Us II Trailer + Release Date. on the The Last of Us Part II board

    this is my most anticipated release. i'm glad they showed off some infected- i really enjoyed playing this game on higher difficulties and negotiating their various behaviours. now to solve my primary...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Why do people care about politics?. on the Off-Topic board

    i think if you have any true sense of empathy at all, it's difficult NOT to care about politics. policies have meaningful impacts on countless lives.you can turn a blind eye, but that's a political ch...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Can we have an email alias that goes to both podcasts?. on the Bombcast board

    @htr10 said:The award for crankiest forum thread goes to...counterpoint: they read an email on the beastcast today that was essentially "what is water?"

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Can we have an email alias that goes to both podcasts?. on the Bombcast board

    hot real talk- i'm kinda over email sections on all podcasts. it feels like a crutch and the really good quality emails (either thought-provoking or total bananas) are few and far between.

  • mellotronrules posted a message on the post Borderlands 3.

    @hippie_genocide: 100% agreed. i didn't intend to have a take in one direction or the other- i was mostly just amused that this game seems to be polarizing despite it appearing to be very middle-of-th...

  • mellotronrules posted a message on the post Borderlands 3.

    i realise it's nothing new (or limited to video game fandom)- but watching comment sections twist themselves into knots over what's essentially the most-YMMV release of the year really feels like a si...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Music Thread v.2019. on the Off-Topic board

    RIP Ric Ocasek- man had a strikingly distinct voice (both literally and figuratively) that tonnes of bands owe a career to.also we have him to thank for this fever dream of a music video, which tim an...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Borderlands 3. on the Borderlands 3 board

    this is an all-the-way 'wait for goty edition on sale' game for me, no doubt.i've liked other borderlands, but haven't loved them. i find the humor and setting a bit try-hard, but the shooting and loo...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Thoughts and speculations about Ring Fit Adventure. on the Ring Fit Adventure Forum board

    @toxicantidote said: So what are your thoughts after watching the trailer? that no one should be left alone with that male presenter. dude has an intensity that feels like i'm staring at the sun (and...

  • mellotronrules posted a message in the forum topic Music Thread v.2019. on the Off-Topic board

    @cikame: oof duder i’m on the other side of that record. it’s totally ok as far as tool releases go- but i find it artistically stagnant. i’m just not getting anything new off it- lyrically or sonical...