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For me? Personally? Absolutely. My wife and I spend $20 on tickets, another $10 on popcorn, $10 on snacks etc., so some dipshit can play amateur MST3K and try out their "tight 5" on who's fuck-worthy while we're trying to watch America's Ass save the day.

Honestly, that's about what other streaming services are charging for "new" movies (Invisible Man, Trolls World Tour, etc.), but the fact that it's on their already-existing streaming service is definitely a bone of contention. The other is: just because I hate the experience of going to a theater, doesn't mean I want it to be unavailable for anyone.

So in a vacuum: I'm gonna grumble, but I'm fine paying for it (not this one in-particular, the whole 'live-action remake of our IPs for copyright reasons" is a whole other kettle of hands), but I do not want movie theaters to all shut down permanently, especially the smaller ones going for a boutique experience (more expensive tickets, but bigger seats, better concessions, etc.).

So I'd still love to go to theaters for stuff like a special screening or a smaller experience, but paying $20-30 to stream onto my TV while we make nachos and enjoy the silence? I'm here for it.

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CONGRATS!!!
As much as "Giant Bomb Relationship Hotline" was (largely, rightly) derided back in the day, I think "Giant Bomb Baby Help Hotline" could actually be a pretty great community service. I'll just recommend Monster Train as well as an easy start->stop game (though it's also VERY prone to "one...more...turn" behavior).

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If Im going to pay $70 for a game I expect the whole game at least. Non of this in-game store in single player, its bad practice anyway but when a game costs that much its unacceptable.

THIS

The #1 bullshit justification for splintering games up and adding F2P microtransactions to full-price games has been because game prices "haven't gone up," which was largely bullshit (wages haven't either, so...).

Not like we can do much, other than not buy as much, but I have a sinking feeling we're going to be looking at "$70 gets you the bare minimum version, $80 for the "deluxe" version, microtransactions aren't going anywhere."

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- Alpha Protocol: completely rework the boss fights to be something more dynamic than direct shootouts with bullet sponges (especially the Russian gangster)

This seems to be more 'take a flawed game you like and make it better," so I have beaten this game 3 times with 3 fairly different builds and the boss fights suck for every. Single. Character-type. The Russian gangster one is especially egregious if you haven't done the optional, missable Steve Heck recruitment by that point (the fight is essentially impossible).

-A Persona game where your S.Links actually get acknowledged in the storyline.

This is the dream, and probably not terribly practical with how many permutations it COULD have, but it's a little disheartening to see such an integral part of the game essentially side-lined as "optional content." It makes it feel less impactful, especially in situations like what Persona 4 presents. Even "Royal's" add-on content felt VERY linear compared with "The Golden's."

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All Systems Goku was too beautiful for this world. Perfect time, place, and content.

I love Film & 40s, but there's so much setup (and it REALLY doesn't work standalone, separate from the movies) that it gets disqualified. Power Bombcast has a special place in my heart for making me PISSED they didn't turn Roman supernatural and have him absorb Undertaker's powers...

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The thing I miss in retrospect was finding true gems like "Chrono Trigger" or "Earthbound" in rental shops and being just BLOWN AWAY by them. This, of course, was balanced in times where you'd bring home something like "Brandish" or "Drakhen" and...well, you have three whole days to find out if the game's terrible, or if you're just terrible at it.

Put like that: I miss having the time to truly think to myself, "Yeah, I'm going to play through the 3 hour Baldur's Gate 2 tutorial that needs to be slogged through EVERY SINGLE TIME before starting a new character. That's what I'll do with my day today!"

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I think the torch was in the process of being passed to Abby, Jan, and Ben and then the world fell apart (I'm aware this thread SORTA predates that) and at this point, I think they ARE all struggling to keep their heads above water. Remember that for all the anxiety and worry that we as members of the site have, they ALSO have AND they have to put on a brave face and be entertaining for hours out of the day. That has to be EXHAUSTING, so I don't really begrudge them being 'low-energy' at times.

Also the industry is undergoing a needed change and a bunch of REALLY unpleasant shit has bubbled up to the surface, so the idea of trying to paint the industry right now as "Feelin' Fine" would be disingenuous, and exactly what companies like Ubisoft are TRYING to cultivate, so I admire GB's ability to take the room's temperature and keep it REAL.

I don't think any of them are "too jaded or cynical," I just don't think they have any responsibility to feign excitement over Ubi's new TIME SAVER MECHANICS (we make the grind, we sell you the way to skip it) or its apolitical "SHOOT LOOTERS IN THE BACK, BUT THERE'S NO MESSAGE HERE!" bullshit, EA's newest cash-grab, or Activision's newest round of highly profitable lay-offs. To say NOTHING of what's going on with the indies at the moment.

It's a HARD TIME right now, so the fact that they can be delighted or enthusiastic about ANYTHING is a fucking miracle. Go and watch Jeff mark out in Ranking of Fighters over that weird Japanese Mortal Kombat clone, go watch Vinny and Brad play Astroneer, or Abby play The Sims. Watch Jan's delight over Bloodborne's weirdness, and Ben's excitement over Fighting Herds, and TRY to remember: just because they're not looking forward to thing YOU'RE looking forward to, doesn't mean they've "lost all their passion for gaming."

Anyway, those events (the BLLSL and the GOTY skits) seemed like a TON of work. They seemed like a TON of work for how little work they felt like they were putting into it (it takes a lot of effort to LOOK low-end while actually trying very hard), and if they don't have a great idea that they're passionate about? I'd rather they just give us the ultra-long podcasts. The last thing I want is for them to look like they're going through the motions.

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The officiant at my wedding almost choked at our reception.

My wife's best friend's little sister did an EXPERT Heimleich, and no one even noticed until she told us later!

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@plan6:You are not alone in this! The first time I got on that planet, I just hid in one of those sanctuary/force fields until the cycle restarted. I have a THING about WATER in GAMES (what you find beneath the current also kinda freaked me out).

@giantrobot24:In the interests of not having you miss one of THE BEST games of the last decade: they ARE confined to one, single area, so you don't have to be brave for THAT long. That said, the infinite expanse of space can be very difficult to put into perspective on its own, so I get it.

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@humanity: They seem to hold their QLs to a higher standard of video/audio quality than their more fun/wackier videos, so I get it to an extent.

Also every other comment in the QL thread was "THIS AUDIO FUCKING SUCKS, TAKE IT DOWN!" so they're damned if they do, damned if they don't. Personally, I don't think it was unlistenable/watchable, but it was DEFINITELY noticeable. Hopefully they'll get another one out post-patch.