• ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Game Sequels Only you would want. on the General Discussion board

    I don't know if I'm the only person who would buy a new Baten Kaitos. But it's got to be a pretty exclusive club.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Anthem NEXT officially cancelled by EA. on the Anthem board

    I suppose it makes sense. In 2019, the powers that be must've thought Anthem's rehab was a necessary step to salvage Bioware's reputation. Now Bioware has a shiny new Mass Effect Trilogy remaster on t...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post The Hitmazing Race Part II.

    Vinny is a total lunatic at these games. But goddamn, when the chips are down, like they were on that train, he knows how to get methodical. And kudos to Brad for the amazing comeback in the winery le...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic TheGameAwards.com I voted in 1 category. Giantbomb change 2020 GOTY format. on the General Discussion board

    @zoofame: Though I think chances of future GOTYs being structured in this way is very slim, I think these are solid ground rules. To point #1 specifically, something I like to consider is that constru...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic What do you want from a new Mass Effect?. on the Next Mass Effect (Working Title) board

    There are several ways to do it well. Unfortunately they already burned one of them with Andromeda, such that I don’t think they will be touching that concept ever again. To me, the clearest way forwa...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Thoughts on Genshin Impact post-launch?. on the Genshin Impact board

    Welp. After a hot and heavy week or two, I've now not touched the game for a week.Once you're done exploring, playing this game feels slightly more onerous than the typical gatcha game. I think that's...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Sony Announces Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, free 4-player co-op multiplayer add-on coming this fall. on the Ghost of Tsushima board

    Really enjoying this free co-op mode. Got my Samurai and Hunter swole as fuck. Now I'm waiting for my bro to gear up so we can take on those nightmare story missions. I don't think I'll do the raid un...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Abby is Leaving Giant Bomb at the end of November. on the General Discussion board

    I wish her the best, and am looking forward to seeing where she lands.I mean, Abby’s at the very start of her professional career! There’s not a ton of room, from my outside POV, to advance in the GB ...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Mass Effect 3 - Part 26 (The Finale).

    Alex accidentally wandering into the Synthesis ending is peak mass Alex. Truly, the only way it could've ended. Really enjoyed going on this journey with Alex and Vinny.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Thoughts on Genshin Impact post-launch?. on the Genshin Impact board

    Enjoying it so far. I've found that I possess the ability to just take gatcha games as they come, so I'm not overly bothered by what I freely admit are very low 5* rates. Right now I'm maining Razor, ...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Mass Effect 3 - Part 25.

    Man, I remember jumping up and cheering when I found Garrus and Tali getting down in the cannon room. What a cool moment.

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Hogwarts Legacy and the Dilemma of Ethical Consumption. on the Hogwarts Legacy board

    @thej6m: Um, I'm failing to understand what your Christian faith has to do with the defensibility of JK Rowling's position re: the validity of trans identity and life. Her position, as she describes i...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Hogwarts Legacy and the Dilemma of Ethical Consumption. on the Hogwarts Legacy board

    JK Rowling is the reason I work in the publishing industry today. It angers me that this woman with the power to beam her thoughts directly into the minds of children chose this abhorrent position, of...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Anyone else here really digging Marvel's Avengers?. on the Marvel's Avengers board

    @noboners: One of the smartest things that Destiny 2 did was just give you an exotic weapon and an exotic class armor piece during the vanilla campaign. Just knowing wild shit like that was waiting at...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Shenmue Anime. on the General Discussion board

    Maybe an anime can get the characterization right. I got the sense of what they were trying to do with Ryo et al in Shenmue 1, but the writing and VO were so awkward and poor that none of it landed at...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic My "hate" for Fullmetal Alchemist. on the Anime board

    It's fine to go against the grain, but allowing other people's general positivity on a thing to reinforce and sharpen your dislike seems, I don't know, really unproductive. It's a sentiment I hear som...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Tom Clancy's "Insincere Populist Uprising Manipulated by Secret Cabal of Chaos Agents". on the General Discussion board

    @kemuri07: That's fair. One of my favorite Beastcast bits is Vinny, Austin and Bakalar riffing on how The Division is really just a smorgasbord of modern social and political anxieties. The timely, la...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic Tom Clancy's "Insincere Populist Uprising Manipulated by Secret Cabal of Chaos Agents". on the General Discussion board

    Wow. Someone gave the thumbs-up to that pitch, that trailer and that imagery in the summer of 2020. Surprised they didn't just name the evil organization SOROS.I am increasingly convinced that Ubisoft...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message in the forum topic I imagine the fact nobody's talking much about this Beta is a bad sign?. on the Marvel's Avengers board

    Oh man, I forgot the beta went wide last weekend. Seems like the kind of thing I could get into with my brother across the country, but I'm not really up for another GAAS Destiny-type thing, especiall...

  • ShadyPingu posted a message on the post Paper Mario: The Origami King.

    I almost feel bad for just saying I want another Thousand Year Door. The combat, at least as presented in the quick look, stressed me out and I wasn't even playing. TTYD clearly isn't the game the de...