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    It didn't take me long to play Saints Row 3 as an action title that just happened to take place in an open city, GTA-style. You just need to pump up a few weapons, stash a few nice cars, and you're off. There was chaos wherever I went. :D
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    Video footage of the Firaxis reboot of the turn based XCom games.

    Now that's a game I'd love to be working on.
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    I loved Saints Row 3, one of those increasingly rare games that's about the simple joy of gaming. It gives you lots of toys and says "On you go, go have fun!"
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    Flabyo:

    I just came here to post that video. That remake can't possibly be as good as it looks :O

    ...

    I'll be in my bunk.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    @Vornaskotti - nearly every game dev I follow on twitter is posting links to it at the moment. We're all old school PC gamers at heart really...
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    MLB The Show today with full Move support!
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    @Flabyo

    I posted that vid to my FB feed and had a number of people essentially shout "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012 edited
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    So Mass Effect has pretty much passed me by, mainly as it started on the XBox and, well, I never had one. A friend directed me to this article (Some Spoilers for the first 2): Why Mass Effect is the Most Important SciFi Universe of Our Generation. I don't know if I agree completely with the author, but it sure as hell made me want to play in that universe.

    In post-apocalyptic news: I Am Alive looks gorgeous: I Am Alive: First 15 Minutes
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    yeah Im waiting till it hits $20, I was unimpressed with the second one (Go to this world to pick up this guy you probably wont use, then go to this world to pick up this girl you probably wont use, buy designated gun/armor up grade, do side quest for person you never used, ect ect).

    And the idea that its the most important SciFi universe of our time is laughable at best, flat out ignorant at worst.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    ME3 ^___^ I actually got a little emotional at during the beginning. I had forgotten how attached I became to these characters. Currently watching my partner going through the beginning.
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    So I hear Lollipop Chainsaw has an official release date of June 12. Woo!

    That's the week after E3. Weird timing, but does that mean I'll see a fellow Whitechapel-er on the show floor? :)
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    Eight Hours into Mass Effect 3 Insanity Run.

    My body wasn't ready.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    @J.Brennan -- I was just about to post that I Am Alive trailer. That looks hella good.

    Speaking of which, after seeing all the hype, I think I'm definitely going to try to get Mass Effect 2 when I have some spare coin for that kinda thing.
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    Double Fine's second previously console only game 'Stacking' is now available on Steam. It is one of the most charming games ever, being about the youngest of a family of nesting dolls searching for the other members of his family that have been forced into indentured servitude. Zeppelins and hobos and mummies abound!
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    Fixed the link to the article.

    @andycon: I grabbed the ME2 demo off steam and I enjoyed the gameplay. Breaking the game down to "get this guy, upgrade that weapon, do this side-quest" describes nearly every RPG ever made. I think if you don't like the nuts and bolts of the genre you might be dead in the water. What interests me is the story; Bioware is a firecracker at stories. I'll have to play through the games to properly weigh in on what the article asserts. The description of ME I read may not be this generation's SciFi pinnacle, but it certainly didn't seem laughable in comparison to other good SciFi universes.

    @Jay Kay: I want it pretty bad. It's out now on xbox live, sadly the ps3 date is still TBA.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    I love RPGs, I just found ME very linear in its story telling of how you gather your party, you are literally told at the start that you need to gather your group of characters XY and Z. I like it when it seems more organic to the story how you recruit party members. The most recent RPG I played oddly enough was Dragon Age II, which while it got panned by critics for many reasons (a lot are true), I found how you gathered your party far more interesting in that while they came along in quests, the quests dont start off about them, nor are they called "Find Alien Dude".

    I used the term laughable in that article in the sense that the only real way to GET the universe of ME is to read all the character/planet/history logs. Again, I find that good world building comes from experiencing the universe, rather than having to sift through text and menu screens.



    Anyways, not trying to trash the game/its players, you guys like/love it, more power to you. I thought it was a fine game but it didn't grab me nearly as much as it did other.

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    That new X-Com looks awesome, like a sci-fi version of Silent Storm. Really glad it says its coming to the consoles as my computer really out of date and I dont have the time/money/effort in getting a faster one.
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    Hahah, I actually worked for a few years on the first iteration of I Am Alive :).
    And I wouldn't mind working on that XCom game too, that looks very nice.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    Hmm, my boss has quit.

    Not sure how I feel about this yet.
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    @Flabyo: Fascinating. I suppose I don't actually have much clue what stuff he directly affected within your company (besides surprise feature announcements obviously :) )
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    Yeah, I wonder what that means for Lionhead, but I'm guessing you don't know yourself and/or wouldn't be able to say.