Recent content by Shakura Jolithion

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    EXP: ScrewAttack's Death Battle! Starscream vs. Rainbow Dash

    Kind of boring once they got to the actual fight, mostly because 1 sided fights tend to be a lot less interesting =/
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    Metro's Bullets Make A Better Currency

    Like others have said, Dark Souls and Demon Souls both used XP and currency as the same item. IIRC, Yahtzee didn't get too far into one of them because of how difficult it was and it felt too much like Stockholm syndrome to him. I think a more accurate depiction of the games would've been the...
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    No One Lives Forever Rights Vanish Into The Night

    Owning both the original and the sequel (though not the xpac for the sequel), I feel special. That being said, I have to wonder about checking with whatever government agency runs copyrights, as someone suggested earlier. Surely there's records there or in some other form of who sold what to...
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    Tides Of Numenera Is Not A Planescape: Torment Sequel

    You brought back memories of System Shock... le sigh. Also, isn't "Planescape" the setting, not "Torment" which the article said? Either way, I'm waiting for reviews before sinking in to this one. And avoiding pre-release hype, since Bioshock had BS gameplay compared to what they promised...
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    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review

    Interesting, I don't think I've played any Level 5 games, though I usually don't pay attention to publishers and credits anyway >.> For a game with 30 hours of grind, how long did the game take in total to beat, grind included?
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    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review

    It sounds like you're saying grinding is a selling point for Ni No Kuni... I highly doubt that, and I don't think I've ever seen any game advertise *grinding* as a selling point. Sure, you can expect some amount of grind in JRPGs, but being a genre trope doesn't excuse it from criticism or...
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    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review

    Grinding gets way too much of a pass I think; having read this review and skimmed Jim's (thanks for the link, Eclipse Dragon), I'm definitely saddened to know this is another game relying on grind. No amount of pretty graphics and wonderful music can make up for a long slog just to level up and...
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    Research Finds Negative Effects in Violent Videogames

    So is this more aggression, or is this people being more aggressive only immediately after having played the games? Because I think that's the next step to study, as what I got from this article doesn't give any indication of effects beyond aggression immediately after playing the games. Also...
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    The Phantom Pain Revealed at Video Game Awards

    "This video has been removed by the user" :( Anyone got an alternative link?
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    PlanetSide 2 Review

    Wow comparisons aren't valid; you're actually playing and building up new gear, exploring different stories, areas, etc., and constantly making progress and improving your character throughout. In terms of WoW, PS2 is essentially grinding one mob with no new gear for hours on end, just to get...
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    Blizzard Reveals StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Release Date

    I wish they could let us buy the single player only for a significant discount... I don't really care about online competitive multiplayer, and would gladly pass it up to get single player sooner and/or cheaper.
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    Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Review

    Looks interesting. Definitely gonna try this next paycheck I get.
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    Life-Building Puzzler Urges You to Experiment Already on sale on, for 20% off until next Thursday.
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    Successful Kickstarter Faces Collapse

    Instead of making this some kind of cautionary tale, I think it should be an example of how to do right by your donors if your project falls through. I wonder if they could just release the code to a dedicated fan base and hope for the best, or if they can get some more money/an investor and get...
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    The Pirate Bay Embraces The Cloud

    I'm sure cloud computing, like everything else, will wind up with its security shortcomings and loopholes. I'm willing to bet their mystique won't last long :o