• saddlebrown posted a message on the post Beast in the East: Yakuza 0 - Part 02.

    @alex I'd probably recommend you try not to read any more about the game going forward. I've been playing through it for a few weeks and not looking anything up and so much of it is way funnier when y...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Beast in the East: Yakuza 0 - Part 01.

    @danryckert Just agreeing with some of the feedback about dialogue. The game actually builds in timing for the non-acted dialogue, so it helps you read it the way it'd be spoken, and the characters' m...

  • saddlebrown created a forum topic What games would you put in a Video Games 101 course for non-gamers? on the General Discussion board.
  • saddlebrown posted a message in the forum topic Those games where a difficulty spike made you rage quit. on the General Discussion board

    Mirror's Edge Catalyst.I loved the first game, flaws and all, and was pumped for another. But then playing it, it felt like they learned all the wrong lessons. They took to heart that people thought u...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Metal Gear Scanlon Rising - Part 04.

    @tonyblue87: Same. I'd rather watch @drewbert and @danryckert actually reading the tutorials or even doing a few VR missions to get a handle on the core mechanics of the game, which then makes the res...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post The Giant Beastcast - Episode 86.

    @dray2k said:@pillclinton: If it does, I hope it does become a seperate thing to download. I believe it works better in audio format.Same. They said having video wouldn't change the Bombcast but I fe...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post This Is the Run: Contra - Part 01.

    @tiffanytryhard said:Always cool with more short-form content.YES. Same. I know everyone here seems to just want longer longer longer but seriously there's no shortage of longform videos on this site....

  • saddlebrown posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb's 2016 Game of the Year Awards: Day Five. on the General Discussion board

    @blerg: To be fair, by the end they absolutely did start arguing why Hitman is legitimately better than DOOM rather than why DOOM is worse than Hitman, and that's what started to sway Brad and Alex an...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2016: Day Three Deliberations.

    @benmo316 said:What came to my mind while they were discussing the PLEASE STOP category was certification. Isn't there a system in place to make sure that games ship not broken? Over this generation i...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2016: Day Three Deliberations.

    @redhotchilimist: I get what you're saying in relation to VR stuff, but let's actually break it down a bit.When it comes to how the experience doesn't translate when described, keep in mind that VR is...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2016: Day Three Deliberations.

    Man. I am so surprised to hear Jeff and Alex defending the day one patch cycle just because they're not developers and don't want to speak to that and say "so what do you want, for developers to be di...

  • saddlebrown posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb's 2016 Game of the Year Awards: Day One. on the General Discussion board

    @horseman6: That is literally beside the point. Even if you believe Luckey is in the right and developers/the media is overreacting, that is still contained in the hot mess.

  • saddlebrown posted a message in the forum topic Ryan Davis, 1979 - 2013. on the Ryan Davis board

    @artisanbreads: That was an awesome read. God I still miss Ryan.

  • saddlebrown posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb's 2016 Game of the Year Awards: Day One. on the General Discussion board

    I agree with @alex that the Palmer Luckey situation was definitely the hottest mess of the year, but it's so weird to me that nowhere does he mention the developers that literally jumped ship and canc...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post 8-4 Play 12/23/2016: MARIO RUN (FROM 2016).

    Just want to say I appreciate the time stamps. The only improvement I could suggest would be putting them in the show notes so I can see them in my podcast app as well. Or even putting in chapters.

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Unfinished: The Culling 03/16/2016.

    Dan Ryckert: The Man From F.U.N.C.L.E.

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Quick Look: Street Fighter V.

    @apocephalus_borealis said:So why is it a common inclination to jump in the air? I know I just do it out of habit but I'm not sure what the exact reason is. Yes also congrats Jeff! Im pretty sure Dan ...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Quick Look: Street Fighter V.

    @jeff -- Here's some simple steps to help you break out the bad habits and have a ton more fun with the game:1. Take a new character you like into training mode. Go through the combo list and practice...

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Street Fighter V Review.

    I'm a little surprised Jason didn't mention that R. Mika's microphone can cause damage. I threw mine to end a match during story mode.

  • saddlebrown posted a message on the post Street Fighter V Review.

    @thiago123 said:...sort of plays really rough against something like Dan's mashing from UPF.Even experienced players have trouble occasionally with button mashers. It's hard to predict and occasionall...