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#1 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

My last console was a 360, so yeah, I'll wait. Or you know, play Cyberpunk instead. Never really had a great time with these ports after the fact.

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#2 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

They are for sure going to either retroactively cancel or adjust charges. The SNES Classic debacle should be example enough. I would like a cheap Switch as much as the next bloke, but this is a pretty scummy way to try and do that. Some poor IT pleb probably got fired tonight.

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#3 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

Spec work is gross. This is the sort of stuff that a union would try and stop, for better or for worse. Being creative professionally is hard enough without half of the freelance offers ya get being for exposure and a slice of pizza. I'm all for co-op stuff and coming together for creative things, but this is just exploitative and tone deaf, especially in the current climate of how game devs are treated.

Don't do spec work, kids. Your time and effort are worth compensation.

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#4 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

I'm not sure. The song is great but I just feel Nakamuras theme was so perfect to begin with that any change is inherently worse.

I think it makes sense as a way to keep the crowd from bro chorusing through the entrance and help him get over as a heel. I like both, but I'm a big supporter of changing up entrances and move sets and stuff to help the character grow, and anime nu-metal is within the wheelhouse of my vision of wrestling so I'll allow it.

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#5 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

@papercut said:

I'm officially going to PWG All Star Weekend in 2 weeks. I am excited and somewhat terrified.

Anyone ever been to a PWG show before? Anyone going to THIS PWG show? Help.

PWG is the best. I would suggest bringing a couple things to make life easier.

1) Cash. Good for buying merch and/or beer. Though the line for beer is horrendous sometimes.

2) They almost always hold an intermission to sell said merch where the crowd tends to go outside to let the room cool down, so keeping some bottles of water in a cooler in the car can be a lifesaver. That place gets HOT. And musky...

3) Anything in the first three rows in any cardinal direction is a splash zone. Be prepared to get up an move/stand as someone might get suplex'd onto your chair.

4) Recycle. And clean up your shit. Legion Larry is old and making him clean up after you is bad form.

5) Have fun! PWG is pure love of wrasslin in all it's spot filled, sweaty, legion hall glory. There will be dumb chants, polite clapping for chain wrestling, and probably one drunk guy who gets booed. Jealous they you get to make it to one of their last shows at Legion. I'm glad they're moving on to bigger and better venues (with AC!) but that place will always be important to wrestling.

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#6 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

Man, this thread is a bummer. I was very stoked for this game when it first showed at E3, knowing they would have time to "make it fun". I cannot for the life of me figure out what exactly they've been doing for the year or two since then. Presumably working on netcode and shaders and stuff because it seems like most of the islands are using the same modular assets with maybe two dozen hero pieces. Where's the meandering, walkabout inducing quest trees? Where's the different game modes to fill in time between PvP? The bar brawl mini games or dueling arena or point to point regatta races or...anything?

This feels like original Assassin's Creed all over again: very cool looking game in a fun setting with absolutely nothing to do besides three boilerplate quests you repeat forever.

And at 60? Yeah, emergent gameplay is all well and good but man...I kind of want...you know...something beyond Twitch fodder for that. I hope this sells well enough that they can keep adding on things to garner more interest for me. Maybe this got pushed ahead early like No Man's Sky and Andromeda? I dunno.

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#7 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

The really depressing bit, beyond the fact that the raise in price probably ruined hundreds of peoples lives, is that what he did is depressingly common (as in nearly every buyout in pharma). Also, that it's not illegal. He didn't get convicted of price gouging. He basically got convicted of embezzling. So as Monkeyman so aptly put it up at the top of this thread, he got punished for screwing with rich folks, not for probably bankrupting/pricing out people from their ability to live.

If anyone wants to see a fairly succinct rundown of this, check out the Netflix doc series, Dirty Money. It goes over this as well as the whole VW debacle and some other shennanigan like the Montreal Maple Syrup Mob and Trump. They use "Lie, Cheat, Steal" by RTJ for the theme song in case you want a bonus reason to check it out. Man that's a good song. In fact, here:

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#8 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

@bisonhero said:

@ragnar_mike said:

@sethmode: Yeah the pilot dies when the mech is disabled. Afterwards it's just run by AI which is an empty pilot shell that doesn't get xp until you swap in another poor soul.

Does the item that does a global heal-all (which is the only way to revive a dead mech mid-mission) keep the pilot alive, or simply reactivate the mech under AI control? I forget how it works.

This happened on my first run and I was very surprised to find that it revived the pilot, too.

I haven't won a run yet. My first was the closest I got: Beat the first two islands, and instead of going to the final one, went to island 3 where I got to the final round and lost :(

Good to know! That makes sense considering they call it disabled and not destroyed. So I guess the actual answer is if a mech is disabled at the end of the encounter then the pilot dies.

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#9 Posted by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

@bisonhero: Not sure, if I had to guess, I would assume that the health drop ability just heals the mech and leaves the pilot seat filled with a corpse.

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#10 Edited by ragnar_mike (280 posts) -

@sethmode: Yeah the pilot dies when the mech is disabled. Afterwards it's just run by AI which is an empty pilot shell that doesn't get xp until you swap in another poor soul.