Recent content by Altered Nova

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    Why Nobody Has the Time to Make Greenlight Work

    This is the entire problem with Greenlight in a nutshell. It's nice seeing long-released good indie games like Unepic finally get released on Steam, but I've been sceptical of greenlight since the beginning because the vast majority of the "games" being voted on are concepts or unreleased early...
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    The Trials and Perils of Returning to PC

    Buying a good gaming PC is a bigger up front cost but it's a better long term investment. A PS4 is a bit cheaper than an equivalent PC but once you factor in that yearly multiplayer subscription fee and the drastically cheaper prices of games on PC - I regularly see PC digital downloads of...
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    Your Game Music is Bland and You Should Feel Bad

    While I agree with the rest of your post, I found the last sentence of this paragraph kind of funny because the Halo games have had licensed music. Halo 2 had songs by Breaking Benjamin and Incubus. In fact the fight where the instrumental version of "Blow Me Away" started playing was one of...
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    Jimquisition: Lawsuits, Memes, and Tasty Medicine

    I agree that Christopher Torres and Charlie Schmidt legally have a probably solid case. I also agree that Warner Bros are hypocrites and totally deserve this. But I also think that Torres and Schmidt are being massive hypocrites themselves and have lost a lot of respect for them for filing this...
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    Jimquisition: Breaking the Bones of Business

    I've never really had an opinion on these kinds of exploitative practices before now because I don't usually play games by the publishers that are the worst about it, but recently it seems like everyone is starting to do this crap. I pre-purchased Dead Space 2 Limited Edition because I love that...
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    Idle Chatter Builds Character

    I think the lack of speech for Corvo probably has something to do with freedom of action you are given for completing the game. It would be exceedingly difficult to write lines for the guy that would still make sense regardless of whether he'd been sneaky pacifist who showed mercy on all his...
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    What Not to Hate About E3

    You know, as much as looking at the Wii U makes me want to shake my head sadly at how pointless it seems, I remember that a lot of people said the same thing about motion controls early on and look how that turned out. Somehow I won't be surprised if we see Microsoft and Sony releasing touchpad...
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    Zero Punctuation: Dragon's Dogma

    Haven't played the game yet, but thumbs up to any game that lets you create an overweight minority woman character. Seriously, if your game includes a character creator it should include all possible gender, race and body types as options. Really sick of games that tell you to make a...
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    F'ing Up Isn't So Bad

    Letting the player fail in gameplay is a great idea, but I'd really like to see more games that let you fail narratively and still keep going. Like, if you don't make it to the closing door to the enemy base in time, you'll need to find another way inside. And if you don't kill all the...
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    What Ethnic Group Will Replace Nazis?

    No, you do not get "great information" from torture. You get anything and everything the victim thinks you want to hear, regardless of whether it's true or not. When incoherent from agony they will say anything to make the pain stop. You end up chasing down hundreds of wild goose chases for...
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    What Ethnic Group Will Replace Nazis?

    America. Seriously, we're the only country in the world powerful enough to actually potentially conquer it alone. (Sorry Homefront but no way in heck is North Korea ever going to conquer the free world). All the other countries would have to band together to fight us off, making for a good...
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    Zero Punctuation: Sniper Elite V2

    The dick jokes felt really forced this time. Methinks it's time to find some new jokes.
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    Zero Punctuation: Prototype 2

    That was one of the funniest Zero Punctuation videos I've ever seen, seriously was laughing my butt off for most of it. Those quips were the best. I did like the first Prototype but the unbalanced powers and punishing difficulty eventually turned me off of it and I never completed it. Glad to...
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    Zero Punctuation: Yakuza: Dead Souls

    I don't get it, why did they feel the need to weld a broken shooting combat system onto a perfectly good street fighting combat game just because there's zombies now? Zombie shooting games are a dime a dozen, a zombie brawling game would have actually stood out a bit as slightly original. I...