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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    Melding: got a mail order Monster Researching degree

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

    3DS: 2251-4432-9039

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    They send you a crate with a pissed-off mythical creature inside of it

    If it doesn't kill you, you pass with flying colours

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    The lucky ones just get a goblin with a shiv

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    I wonder how one would set about trying to do a preview of a game like a "real" publication

    Do I just fire off an email at Arkane Studios and say "yo I have absolutely zero credentials but I'd like to write a piece about your latest project for a website that I'm not actually attached to"

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    The lucky ones just get a goblin with a shiv

    I hear some poor bastard got the Fenrir Wolf.


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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Kelpie was my 4th guess.

  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I wonder how one would set about trying to do a preview of a game like a "real" publication

    Do I just fire off an email at Arkane Studios and say "yo I have absolutely zero credentials but I'd like to write a piece about your latest project for a website that I'm not actually attached to"

    "I'm a freelance writer doing a piece for this website, check it out and also check out these articles I've written before" might work. I dunno, hopefully someone who isn't me will offer a real answer.

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    how often does the kelpie even come up?

    I mean, honestly, who of you were going to even venture a guess?

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    It figures into the Shin Megami Tensei games frequently as an enemy/persona/demon pal/whatever (which is the only reason I know about it)

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    The lucky ones just get a goblin with a shiv

    I hear some poor bastard got the Fenrir Wolf.


    Melding got a Doppelganger. I hear she wasn't left handed until afterwards, though. Also, began writing all her R's like Я.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I wonder how one would set about trying to do a preview of a game like a "real" publication

    Do I just fire off an email at Arkane Studios and say "yo I have absolutely zero credentials but I'd like to write a piece about your latest project for a website that I'm not actually attached to"

    you need to find out who the media PR contact is for whoever the publisher of the game is and contact THEM first

    they will either a) set it up or b) find out if the preview can happen and then point you towards the PR contact of the developer

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  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    Melding: got a mail order Monster Researching degree

    I read this as Monster Ranching, then wondered how many monsters Melding has attempted to summon by placing CDs in a Playstation.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Yukira wrote: »
    Melding: got a mail order Monster Researching degree

    I read this as Monster Ranching, then wondered how many monsters Melding has attempted to summon by placing CDs in a Playstation.

    about thirty.
    Fishman wrote: »
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    The lucky ones just get a goblin with a shiv

    I hear some poor bastard got the Fenrir Wolf.


    Melding got a Doppelganger. I hear she wasn't left handed until afterwards, though. Also, began writing all her R's like Я.

    i wasn't diagnosed with dyslexia until.. oh god no!

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    starting my playthrough of mass effect

    god damn the intro takes forever

  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
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    Good Fucking God, the voice acting for the English version is God-Awful.

    nope sorry I made this joke

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    hey the walking dead game is pretty cool

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    hey the walking dead
    pretty cool

    error

    error

    does not compute

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  • DarricDarric Santa MonicaRegistered User regular
    So, I'm playing Darksiders. It's a fun game, but everything about the Aim Mode is a fucking travesty.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    hey the walking dead
    pretty cool

    error

    error

    does not compute

    well I've never read the comic or seen the tv show

    But the game is pretty neat and has some cool moments

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    i'm not saying your wrong (because i won't play it)

    it's just a thing that i find hard to believe knowing what i do about the comic/show

    but hey if it's cool that's cool

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    i'm not saying your wrong (because i won't play it)

    it's just a thing that i find hard to believe knowing what i do about the comic/show

    but hey if it's cool that's cool

    Why won't you play it?

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    they had episode one of back to the future for free on PSN a while back

    i didn't really like it

    everything in it seemed to either be a blatant reference to the movies or something that didn't fit in with the tone of the movies at all

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    Seriously though the Walking Dead game came out of left field.

    I heard that they were doing one, but their Jurassic Park game was a piece of shit, and the back to the future games seemed "okay"

    And then this came out and was pretty darn good, and does interesting things with the adventure game genre.

    I think @Orikaeshigitae or one of you butts for the website should really check it out

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Artreus wrote: »
    Buttlord wrote: »
    i'm not saying your wrong (because i won't play it)

    it's just a thing that i find hard to believe knowing what i do about the comic/show

    but hey if it's cool that's cool

    Why won't you play it?

    because the walking dead is shit and i have no desire to sit through anything based on it

    just

    ugh

    my complaints about twd have been noted other places though

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Okay.

    It is a good game though.

    Better than the tv show, though that is not a very high bar

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    slightly higher bar than "better than the comic" anyway

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    GiantBomb quicklook of said game, to give you an idea of the sort of things it does

    http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-the-walking-dead/17-5912/

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The first episode of the show was so good.

    Then the writers for the show were really, really bad.

    So they fired them all, and the new writers were just as bad.

    edit: anyway this isn't a walking dead thread. I just wanted to point people at this game that seemed to be doing interesting things

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    i fucking love the walking dead show

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    It is a good and fun show when people are not talking.

    It gets awfully shitty when they open their mouths

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  • LockoutLockout I am still searching Registered User regular
    I'm not sure what the problem with the Walking Dead comic is?

    the show is shit, sure, but the comic has been a pretty fun read

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Lockout wrote: »
    I'm not sure what the problem with the Walking Dead comic is?

    the show is shit, sure, but the comic has been a pretty fun read

    kirkman's usual inability to write dialog for one

    his over reliance on being SHOCKING for another

    the lack of any kind of plot beyond the same cyclic "we found a place and it looks cool whoops zombies gotta find a new place" plot for a third

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Artreus wrote: »
    It is a good and fun show when people are not talking.

    It gets awfully shitty when they open their mouths

    I think it's all good! Here and there there are some bad lines but 90% of the time it's incredibly enjoyable

    a lot of the world also seems to like it


    I've made a point of never reading the comics because even though the show is not meant to be a literally pull of the comics and instead they just provide a loose base, I don't want to know anything about what might happen

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  • LockoutLockout I am still searching Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    Lockout wrote: »
    I'm not sure what the problem with the Walking Dead comic is?

    the show is shit, sure, but the comic has been a pretty fun read

    kirkman's usual inability to write dialog for one

    his over reliance on being SHOCKING for another

    the lack of any kind of plot beyond the same cyclic "we found a place and it looks cool whoops zombies gotta find a new place" plot for a third

    ah, that's fair. I've never read any of Kirkman's other stuff and usually just turn my brain off to enjoy some post apocalyptic nonsense when reading the Walking Dead

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The Walking Dead show is a premium source of contrived, pointless, badly written drama with zombies for window dressing, if you dig on that sort of thing.

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  • LockoutLockout I am still searching Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    T4CT wrote: »
    Artreus wrote: »
    It is a good and fun show when people are not talking.

    It gets awfully shitty when they open their mouths

    I think it's all good! Here and there there are some bad lines but 90% of the time it's incredibly enjoyable

    a lot of the world also seems to like it


    I've made a point of never reading the comics because even though the show is not meant to be a literally pull of the comics and instead they just provide a loose base, I don't want to know anything about what might happen

    yeah, if you'd read the comics you'd just be disappointed about the cool stuff they changed in the show

    Shane's character was handled really poorly, for one. though I guess that might've had something to do with the show's demographic apparently loving a horrible psychopath with zero redeeming qualities?

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Lockout wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Artreus wrote: »
    It is a good and fun show when people are not talking.

    It gets awfully shitty when they open their mouths

    I think it's all good! Here and there there are some bad lines but 90% of the time it's incredibly enjoyable

    a lot of the world also seems to like it


    I've made a point of never reading the comics because even though the show is not meant to be a literally pull of the comics and instead they just provide a loose base, I don't want to know anything about what might happen

    yeah, if you'd read the comics you'd just be disappointed about the cool stuff they changed in the show

    Shane's character was handled really poorly, for one. though I guess that might've had something to do with the show's demographic apparently loving a horrible psychopath with zero redeeming qualities?

    yeah! Shane's a pretty neat character. It's not like anyone loves the guy but that doesn't make him a bad character.

    also (season 2 spoilers right to the end)
    Spoiler:

    if it's something where the comics were different and you think the comics did it better that's all well and good

    but that doesn't make the show a bad show

    it's quite interesting and fun to watch!

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    No that's true, it's not the divergence in plot from the comics that makes The Walking Dead a bad, bad doo doo show.

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    No that's true, it's not the divergence in plot from the comics that makes The Walking Dead a bad, bad doo doo show.

    thank you you're right i'm wrong objectively

    how did i possibly not see this before

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    No that's true, it's not the divergence in plot from the comics that makes The Walking Dead a bad, bad doo doo show.

    thank you you're right i'm wrong objectively

    how did i possibly not see this before

    Arn't you the guy with self-described low standards who can like anything?

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