Recent content by Steve the Pocket

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    Massive Layoffs at Telltale Games

    It's going to be interesting to see what happens to the distribution rights to their games now. We might be looking at a THQ scenario, except it might end up more like Malcolm in the Middle given that every single one is a licensed tie-in. The best possible outcome might be for each series to...
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    Zero Punctuation: Spider-Man

    It's especially funny since both this site and that one are owned by the same company now. And given that he was the only remaining paid employee (and maybe also a shareholder?) when the buyout took place, he can't possibly be unaware of that.
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    The Big Picture: Plothole Surfers

    I guess you didn't watch the movie or any of the critiques of it, or at least not the ones I've seen. You could definitely benefit from seeing the specific video Bob referenced, the one by Lindsay Ellis. But to sum it up, the writers of the movie seem to have laser-focused their efforts on...
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    Opinion: The Digital Future Might be Broken

    I wish we didn't need "platforms" at all and could just buy installers off a website, since that is one of the big advantages of desktop operating systems. Part of the problem is that games desperately need to be patched regularly and the real platform holders, Apple and Microsoft, have no...
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    Experienced Points: No Man's Interface

    This is my favorite sentence I've read all week. Also I've missed editing lines from columns into their creators' OPs. It feels like the good old days again.
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    Escapist Under New Management (Again)

    This is the first time I've caught on that the new owner was, indeed, that guy who posted on the forum almost exactly a year ago mentioning that he was interested and that he'd already bought out Destructoid. I'll repeat what I said back then: One company owning two video game sites at a time...
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    The Big Picture: Polarity Contest

    Well, one in particular is out of the picture now, namely the one who literally ran the site. So that's the main thing that's changed. Seriously, the story of this site's mismanagement would give Channel Awesome's a run for its money.
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    Experienced Points: Microsoft's Chance in Japan

    It's legal for a copyright holder to make that a condition of their license, but I don't believe it's automatically illegal. Otherwise, surely there'd be a version of Creative Commons by now that explicitly allows it. Also, hi everyone. I didn't realize content had started trickling in again...
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    Zero Punctuation: Ni No Kuni 2

    Dunno, man, I'm from the middle of nowhere, and even I think Frisco when I hear "the Bay Area". In fact, I couldn't tell you off the top of my head what other US cities have one. I can think of two that have harbors but that's as close as it gets.
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    Zero Punctuation: A Way Out

    I hated Principal Bumblecunce. He was always giving me detention.
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    Zero Punctuation: Hunt Down the Freeman

    I'd argue that people buying games on the Switch has more to do with being able to play them anywhere; see also why people are actually re-buying Skyrim again. It's especially beneficial to indie games, which don't have to scale down to run on the thing because most of the time they're built to...
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    Zero Punctuation: Hot Coffee

    The other reason the Hot Coffee controversy wouldn't happen today is that the "sex scene" in question was less explicit than the ones in Ride to Hell Retribution from what I've heard. Perhaps because they'd only gotten as far as making an unfinished placeholder for the real thing before they...
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    Wreck-It Ralph 2 Official Trailer

    We've been living in that era ever since they started making movies about the Care Bears and Transformers. But nobody cared because it was the '80s and CAPITALISM BITCHES.
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    Zero Punctuation: Kingdom Come Deliverance

    It was in his column. Some people had, I guess, been getting on his case about it being problematic because Nazis and all, and he pointed out that he'd meant it as more of a takedown of the "PC games are for smart people" attitude that was prevalent even way back then. He then went on to say he...
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    Zero Punctuation: The Inpatient and Doom VFR

    If the VR system your friend had was of the PC variety, you could try playing something like a Source engine game, which I believe all have "VR support" in the sense that if you plug a headset in, they will render in proper 3D but the controls remain the same. That should give you the best idea...