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re: Gaming Hype Problem - Muppet
Our contemporary lives are built around marketing - just about everything we want to own or do has been sold to us, overtly or not. "Gaming" is just one of many industries that has grown exponentially in size and scope to the point that a video game brand's marketing budget can be as high as a qu...


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re: Elder Scrolls Online live - Muppet
A bug that was reported over and over again. Too bad Zenimax seems to be a cult of masochists. Morons....


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re: Convoluted Plots: Abrams and Modern Film and LOST - Muppet
[quote]You mean you don't want to talk about ALL CAPS, or Fringe, or other non-relevant things!?? [/quote] I don't post often, but when I do, I further the god damned discussion! I can't help but think that Film Critic Hulk would have been more interesting as a voice acted series, though, to get...


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re: Convoluted Plots: Abrams and Modern Film and LOST - Muppet
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpjVgF5JDq8)]Since you asked.[/link] Nobody should have TED thrust upon them unwillingly....


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re: Convoluted Plots: Abrams and Modern Film and LOST - Muppet
This article would have been penetrating if Abrams hadn't already laid out his entire approach to media creation in his TED Talk "The Mystery Box". It always seemed to me like for Abrams, a plot device itself is a character and the characters are devices with their sole narrative functions being ...


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re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay - Muppet
Randall also tweeted that he hopes this means that Ubisoft is licensing out the Anvil (Assassin's Creed) Engine. He's not jumping to the conclusion that some of the animations (which are clearly the same) have been stolen. I don't think his interest in this, to the extent of talking about it via...


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re: Star Wars: The Old Republic - Muppet
SWTOR is a game that I have since picked back up and played steadily after abandoning it back in February of 2012. I was all over the development news for years, played in closed beta, and got early access and then was just sorely underwhelmed because it wasn't innovative or immersive like I wanted...


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re: Anyone else hate the optional objectives in the AC games? - Muppet
It was worth it to do them once in Brotherhood just to unlock the Cristina Vespucci memories. Those were well done. Other than that, I find those games are tediously linear once you sift past the shallow beat-em-up and follow-that-a-hole missions. I got Black Flag on Christmas and haven't ha...


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re: Main Character designs you just don't understand. - Muppet
Any character from Final Fantasy 8-13. And Lost Odyssey. I like some of those games, but find the characters difficult to take seriously. Worst offenders: Zell Dincht, Kaim Argonar, Tidus, Quina, Paine, Vaan, Snow. Those are just the atrocities that appear by default when I scan my memory ...


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re: Fallout 4 is real and will be set in Massachusetts - Muppet
It's one of those cases where what they wanted to do was really running up against the limitations of the engine. I agree, it's frustrating. Especially when you near the end and you have the holograms everywhere with no feasible way to consistently evade them....


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re: Fallout 4 is real and will be set in Massachusetts - Muppet
Dead Money and Lonesome Road are two of the greatest DLCs ever released, for their own respective reasons. I liked Honest Hearts but felt that it was way too short - the potential there with Graham as a character was astronomical but I felt like they fell short of making it as poignant as some of...


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re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet
Some developers have provided an example of how to sift through the criticism and find the points that matter. I think that user feedback has often led to a better product. It's not like they take one person's raw opinion and lay awake at night trying to figure out how to incorporate it. They b...


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re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet
Not to mention that Windows is going full throttle clown shoes with the touchscreen shite. Developers will always develop as they see fit, though. If they sense they are being edged out of one platform, they will find another. Not everybody is interested in conforming to the new bull shite standard...


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re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet
I guess the contemporary CEO's mind is just consumed with needing to look like he/she is always doing something for the shareholders. Look at how quickly I turned over that investment for you! Check this shite out - you just put in for this project a year ago, and it's already on store shelves! ...


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re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet
Right. Too many prioritize short-sighted selfishness over the long-term satisfaction of achieving something bigger (and often more profitable)....


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re: 5 Reasons the Video Game Industry Is About To Crash - Muppet
[quote]i sure as hell wouldn't want a geek making business decisions with millions of dollars at stake if I'm a shareholder.[/quote] I do think #5 is a misguided sentiment, but it's odd that you seem to be implying that awareness of what consumers expect from a product is not a vital part of busi...


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re: All you guys getting into law school or trying to... - Muppet
Why are you so down on the barley scrapping industry?...


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re: Doom's 20th anniversary - Muppet
[quote]Why can't they make fps like doom nowadays. I love looking for hidden areas and the puzzle level design.[/quote] Because it would be an outdated design concept as far as AAA titles go. I'm sure there are some Indie games out there that capture what you're describing, but don't expect it f...


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re: NSA goes undercover as Orcs and Bloodelves in WoW - Muppet
I remember this same story from years ago, ~2005-2006, only with the FBI. Internet privacy wasn't a trendy topic at that time, though....


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re: Let's Talk Final Fantasy - Muppet
[quote]It has the second best game play next to XIII[/quote] Standard turn-based system. There's not much to frick up. Although 8 managed to frick it up with the stupid gunblade trigger timing. Two things the X battle system does: get rid of the action timer, which I never had a problem with, an...


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