@strathy: Out of curiosity, did you have the news tab on the Gamespot homepage set to Popular or Recent? It actually sounds like the former. As the most popular game in the world, articles about Fortnite would naturally be very, very popular with people looking for info about any recent changes, challenges and timed content. For example, 10 of the 16 articles on the first “page” of Popular articles on the homepage are about Fortnite, but just three of 16 of the most Recent.
Loved both "Life is Strange" and "LiS: Before the Storm" for their emotional impacts. From a technical angle, these games really made me wish Telltale would ditch its proprietary engine for UE; it's so much easier to get caught up in a story when you're not having to worry how the game will ask too much of the engine, causing it to break.
The way “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” handles its difficulty curve. Rather than introduce tougher and tougher enemies as the game progresses, it relatively early on rolls out the last of the 5-6 enemy types and then decides to make later fights tougher by just making you fight more and more of them. Once you’ve cracked their weaknesses — jump over this one, wall-dive into that one, etc. — it becomes more tiresome than fun.
Sure SEGA made some dumb decisions in the past but if they were still making consoles then they could have learned from their mistakes by now. Don't you think?
The Dreamcast WAS Sega learning from its mistakes. It's just that when you inflict so many wounds that you're hemorrhaging money like Sega was in the late '90s, no amount of "moments of realization" can save you.
Ive been doing my part to at least mess up scalper's plans for a few days at least by reporting every single one I see on Ebay haha
That's pretty wack / narc-ish actually. It's completely Nintendo's fault that there's a 'scalping' market.
Eh, it's just a minor roadblock for scalpers. The eBay policy will be in effect for only the next few days. Once we get to within 30 days of the SNES Classic's release on Sept. 29, the scalping floodgates will be thrown open.
Anyway, though I don't agree with the shortage, I can understand it somewhat. The NES Classic was indeed a huge, huge hit, but the SNES wasn't as big of a seller, so Nintendo may not've been sure how much of a nostalgia pull this one would have, especially for $20 more.
@mrcraggle@sethmode: Though it never got actual wide theatrical release, I remember seeing "Battle Royale" on home video (likely bootleg, or at least imported) at one party or another early this millennium. I think it's one of those movies that the cognescenti knew of, but few others.
Eh, both are riffs on what could be reductively broken down as "'Lord of the Flies' meets 'Death Race 2000/Running Man,' " and they do different enough things with the premise that I could see Suzanne Collins not knowing about BR.
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