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#1 Posted by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

Kassandra.

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#2 Posted by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

EA is dead to me.

FUCK
EA

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#3 Edited by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

    What a super charming game! It warms the coldest, darkest reaches of my heart.

    Great Quick Look, BEAST!

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    #4 Posted by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

      Spoilercast? Does this mean no Metal Gear Scanlon for MGS 5?

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      #5 Posted by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

        D-Dog fo' life!!!

        D-Dog needs his own MGS spin-off series.

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        #6 Edited by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

          Really atmospheric, fun, and plays very well; if a touch easier than Hitman Go, which had some diabolically hard levels. I like Lara's movement style and the game's fluidity better than Hitman Go.

          I'm REALLY hoping for addition levels or missions, like what was done with Hitman Go. Hell, I'd even buy additional adventures, as it's really charming and fun to play. My only other gripe would be finding myself wanting a little more story with it. I kept wanting some backstory or context for her adventure here.

          A FANTASTIC game!

          Note: I was traveling, playing it on my iPhone 6, which did great and looked good.

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          #7 Edited by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

            I'm always sad Drew and Jason (or Vinny, previously) gets roped into doing sound and video for these events, and are unable to participate in the panel. I miss their inputs.

            I'm sure CBS has SOMEONE around their offices that can run cameras and sound for them!

            I'd love to see a COMPLETE Giant Bomb (East & West) panel in the future.

            KLEPTOK!!! Ah, it's good to see Patrick again. He looks recharged.

            "Jeff Gerstman presents: Fresca Murder House" needs to happen.

            "I was saying Scoo-Burns." And that's why I dig Alex.

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            #8 Edited by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

            Great article, Austin!

            How's that dissertation going?

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            #9 Edited by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

              A good bourbon pecan pie is one of life's great pleasures (BRAD, BACK ME UP ON THIS!), especially when:

              1) You use good bourbon! I make mine with Four Roses Yellow Label: a very good (for the price) wheated bourbon that is perfect for baking, mixing, even sipping. It's pretty tasty. NEVER ever use "REALLY GOOD" bourbon for baking or mixing, so put down that bottle of Old Pappy Van Winkle.

              2) Use quality pecans (toasted before baking). Georgia has very good pecans, and I've heard the same about Texas.

              3) Never use corn syrup.

              Pecan pie is basically a chess pie (an English invention): a sugary egg custard, with flavorings, baked in a single crust. Many Southerners make theirs with corn syrup, and I say this is a heinous crime. Corn syrup has no flavor, no depth or complexity, nothing to bring but blunt sweetness.

              Some say it's traditional. The truth, however, is the corn syrup-pecan pie link stems from heavy marketing campaigns by corn syrup manufacturers in early 1930's. Yes, corn syrup was "invented" in the 1880's, but in the South, during the 1800's, molasses (from sugarcane) and sorghum syrup were the primary sweeteners people had and used (besides honey).

              There are plenty of good recipes that don't use corn syrup and produce a superior pecan pie.

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              #10 Posted by NameRedacted (292 posts) -

                The overwhelming success of Gears was a "perfect storm" of conditions wherein the right game (with new novel mechanics) was released at the right time, on the right console (with the right player base), with players looking for/primed for another great shooter to follow Halo on the 360.

                This looks... Meh.

                I'm sure they've baited this trap with as much F2P/MOBA hooks as is possible; just from the look of things, and what little I've seen/heard/etc., I wouldn't bet on lightning striking twice for Cliffy.

                Then again, it's F2P... Valve's made obscene amounts of money on F2P shooters (admittedly with more going on than this).