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Posted By MachoFantastico

This seems pretty cool, liking the random course generator.

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Posted By Mrbagdt

i was surprised none of them talked about hot shots golf when they talked about golf games. i loves those games and i played them in college with friends while we sat around and drank a few beers. were those games not well received?

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Posted By lordofultima

@espm400 said:

Looks like a decent PC golf title. I am curious as to how that guy 'sounds Canadian' though. As a Canadian, I've always thought our stereotypical Canadian accent was the SCTV Bob and Doug Mckenzie Saskatchewan accent, not the lack of an accent you tend to get in Ontario or out here in the west.

Lack of accent? Heh, okay. :D

Everybody has an accent to somebody from another location. I used to think we had no accent in Michigan. But when I lived in Texas for a few years everybody made fun of my accent.

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Edited By YummyTreeSap

@espm400 said:

Looks like a decent PC golf title. I am curious as to how that guy 'sounds Canadian' though. As a Canadian, I've always thought our stereotypical Canadian accent was the SCTV Bob and Doug Mckenzie Saskatchewan accent, not the lack of an accent you tend to get in Ontario or out here in the west.

Lack of accent? Heh, okay. :D

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Posted By Roland1979

this is in the quicklook section. shouldn't it be with other unfinished?

You are totally right. Title is correct, category not.

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Posted By liquiddragon

this is in the quicklook section. shouldn't it be with other unfinished?

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Posted By NeoZeon

Looks pretty cool to me. Here's hoping that those objects have collision detection or we're going to have a fairway full of pissed off mini golfers

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Posted By TheTerribleFamiliar

We never get to see what happens when you hit the deer? The suspense is terrible!

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Edited By ripelivejam

I am watching people play video game golf. Not even real golf. Video game golf.

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Posted By tea43

I'm going to model myself on Drew Scanlon.

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Posted By ripelivejam

hooo shit that course generator is REALLY making me want to buy this RIGHT NOW

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Posted By Knifin

Microsoft Golf had the best voice overs :

"we're dancin!"

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Edited By beatnik11

I am really glad this exists, I dont really play golf but I do really enjoy playing golf games from time to time. There is a real zen quality about them. Its also good to have a real PC alternative to Tiger Woods which still looks like a game from 06. People bash other EA sports games for not changing enough over the annual releases but Tiger Woods really takes the cake when it comes to lazy iterations.

This game looks really promising, but still a bit too unfinished for me especially for 35 bucks which seems kinda steep for a game in this state. I will definitely check out its progress down the line

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Posted By huckleberrySassacre

The caddy sounds like he's on a Firesign Theatre album

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Posted By ripelivejam

talk about mouse control has tangentially made me miss Virtual Pool :'(

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Posted By Lurkero

I don't feel very good about analog stick control ever. The tactile feedback is never there for me. I like seeing a bar on the screen telling me how much power I just put into it because that's a clear sign.

The lack of landing grids is interesting though. I can see golf enthusiasts liking the challenge of grading slopes and predicting how the ball will land. I don't do well at judging virtual landscapes so having that landing grid is a great visual cue to let me know the topology of the virtual course.

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Posted By NHLmaniac

@kingdanglerbk: there are a least 10 courses in Mario Golf even without buying any DLC.

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Posted By nnnope

I'm so upset they didn't use the passenger jet

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Posted By MeAuntieNora

@president_barackbar said:

@espm400 said:

Looks like a decent PC golf title. I am curious as to how that guy 'sounds Canadian' though. As a Canadian, I've always thought our stereotypical Canadian accent was the SCTV Bob and Doug Mckenzie Saskatchewan accent, not the lack of an accent you tend to get in Ontario or out here in the west.

Its more that, for Americans, its pretty easy for us to tell you are Canadian because there are some sounds that Canadians just make differently than Americans do. There's a subtle inflection on some words that make it pretty easy to pick out Canadians.

IIRC some hilariously in-depth science has been done on this very topic. Samples of speech from throughout Canada revealed key differences in pronunciation when compared to all regional US accents. Some are more noticeable than others, and though there are regional distinctions there's also often a sort of continuum, where pretty much everyone in Canada pronounces this phoneme that way, but those from this one area also lengthen the vowel sound, etc... I seem to remember they found one vowel sound being a reliable indicator for a Canadian speaker, regardless of where they're from, and on some rudimentary level that one sound is probably the "Canadian accent."

Of course they could have saved time and money by just saying they talk different.

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Posted By Archer88

"Well I'm happy to move on."

Love that caddy.

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Posted By UpsideDownAce

I hope this game has move support for ps4 when it releases. Day 1 if it does.

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Edited By Jack_Daniels

I am watching people play video game golf. Not even real golf. Video game golf.

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Posted By bacongames

"Maishuno!"

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Posted By Blackout62

Drew's golfer looks like a brunette Daniel Craig. I can't be the only one seeing this.

And now I wonder what Daniel Craig's golf game is like. He'd probably make golfing look cool.

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Posted By President_Barackbar
@espm400 said:

Looks like a decent PC golf title. I am curious as to how that guy 'sounds Canadian' though. As a Canadian, I've always thought our stereotypical Canadian accent was the SCTV Bob and Doug Mckenzie Saskatchewan accent, not the lack of an accent you tend to get in Ontario or out here in the west.

Its more that, for Americans, its pretty easy for us to tell you are Canadian because there are some sounds that Canadians just make differently than Americans do. There's a subtle inflection on some words that make it pretty easy to pick out Canadians.

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Edited By Claude

Fucking Fore!

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Edited By MeatSim

@ravelle said:

@tearhead said:

Does anyone think that caddy sounds a little like Drew?

Haha yeah, for a moment I thought Drew was both in the quicklook and saying things while in the control room.

The first couple times I heard his VO I just thought they accidentally turned down Drew's microphone volume.

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This sums it up pretty well....

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Posted By Sanity

Dont play golf or watch it but man when this hits ps4 im grabbing it, looks like a ton of fun.

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Posted By ginroth

I think the announcer dude is trying his best at a David Feherty impersonation.

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Posted By KaneRobot

"Hey! Get that limo off the fairway!" I may have to check this out when it's done.

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Edited By Bollard

@vuud: Totally forgot about that, awesome.

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Posted By pyide

@xbob42 said:

@manicmyna said:

looks good but why can't I have a mouse controlled golf swing like before EA & Tiger ruined pga tour golf

Who says you can't? Just because Drew was using a controller doesn't mean you have to!

The mouse control in this game was pretty rough when I first tried it. Much more sensitive to left / right pulls, and also a lot harder to do a full consistent swing. I couldn't find a sensitivity that made it work and feel good. Not sure if they've tweaked that aspect since launch.

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Posted By Vuud

After seeing the quick look and UPF I kinda of want to buy this, if it ever comes out of early access. It's been too long since I played a decent golf game, and I never cared for the Tiger Woods games.

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Posted By Neonie

Best Golf Game: Pangya. All the time, every time.

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Edited By nomtank

I want the announcer's voice as a narrator for DotA.

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Posted By evolvedtolive

Love a good two-headed deer.

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Posted By ClockworkDoll

Definitely has promise. Reminds me a bit of the old Links series. Nice to see a golf game with a course designer again. It'd be nice if they added configurable windows as that was one of my favorite things about Links. I'd have the hole map up to track shots, the green cam and the follow camera boxes. I do like what I see so hopefully they continue to develop it.

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Edited By HerbieBug

@beachthunder: Video games taught me as a boy that Jack Nicklaus is a golfer and not the same person as Jack Nicholson.

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Posted By BradSF

Excited for a new golf game. Had a pretty good run with Tiger Woods until late. One tip I have with games like this that depend on a straight swing with the left stick, keep your eye on your controller when you swing. It really helps to actually see how straight your swing is. The rhythm of the swing is easy to learn to where you don't really need to look at the screen while swinging.

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Posted By teekomeeko

I really hope that caddy voice stays, because this may be the only real golf game I ever buy. That course editor will make for some craziness when it gets released for real, and I want to see just how far people go.

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Posted By KingdanglerBK

WELCOME BACK (announcer voice in the game) TO MY NEXT POST AFTER WATCHING THE QL!

THANKS JEFF AND DREW!!!

Drew - Putting does not need to be a smooth motion, pull the putter back and just get it to where you want, you can move it back and forth in the back swing (like his back toe is about a 15ft putt) then go straight forward once you stopped the putter in that spot in the back swing (you can sit there for a year then go forward it will be the same distance). You did start judging wind, height, loft, rough % and shot distance well in the QL! BUT YOU need to CHIP the ball around the green, the distance at the top is carry distance in the air, the clubs with less loft (3-iron thru 9-iton) will put more roll on the ball. More lofted clubs (wedges) will pop up higher land and not roll as far, you can also add more or less loft to the chip with the left stick modifier. One more thing, the greens were on easy for the courses you looked at but as you maybe noticed they really do break fast. When compared to the new Mario golf game on 3DS (which I beat in the 1st day, well at least the 3 courses you get when you buy the game, NINTENDO!!!!) I will not buy the additional courses for that game! THE GOLF CLUB HAS UNLIMITED GOLF COURSES AND I CAN RE CREATE THE ONES I PLAY!!

Jeff - This game has small sweet spots because it is no child's GAME! BOP Mario GOLF BOP TIGER WOODS! You can get bigger sweet spots with easier lies and adding no spin to the ball. Plus this game does not take tempo into affect in any swing, so you can hold the top of the swing and then go forward STRAIGHT to achieve 100% (Just use the Left trigger modifier to judge carry and take all the other factors into play). LASTLY, they should not add stupid "CHEAT LINES or LANDING CIRCLES", BOP PUT PREVIEW shit, BOP Landing lines and circles, BOP LINE TRAILS OF where the ball will go! THAT SHIT NOT REAL AND IS FAKE GIMMICKY BS, I DON'T WANT ANY OF THAT IN THIS GAME! There are steam forums begging them not to add that exact stuff. Plus you can turn off more stuff like be able to see where your shot will land camera and even the flyover (But that's just nuts)! I turn off the option, which is on by default, to auto select clubs and distances for you. So, it starts me with a driver or putter on every shot, the rest is up to me to actually play the real factors and elements that effect golf and with a small sweet spot you have to stay focused on EVERY SHOT.

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Posted By pizzasheets

Drew and Jeff are becoming one of my favourite teams for videos.