Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

[PA Comic] Friday, April 5, 2013 - Perennial

GethGeth LegionPerseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
edited April 2013 in The Penny Arcade Hub

Posts

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    That nose could punch a hole through steel.

    DhalphirmageormikeEchom0nk33
  • Jacques L'HommeJacques L'Homme Shoes for industry! Shoes for the dead! Shoes for industry! Hi, I'm Joe BeatsRegistered User regular
    Outlaw Golf is still the best golf game. It is known.

    Skull2185Werewolf2000ad
  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    Love the colouring... so springy!

    Want to find me on a gaming service? I'm SwashbucklerXX everywhere.
    Peter EbelgraffektaJacques L'HommeNaphtalim0nk33KoopahTroopahQuidEndaroJacobkosh
  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Or thinking about it the other way, does each year's golf game feature new and exciting(?) golfers with all their latest stats or something? I don't understand sports games very well.

    Monkey Ball Warrior on
    "I resent the entire notion of a body as an ante and then raise you a generalized dissatisfaction with physicality itself" -- Tycho
  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Or thinking about it the other way, does each year's golf game feature new and exciting(?) golfers with all their latest stats or something? I don't understand sports games very well.

    I don't think golfer stats change that much I mean each year football gets over a hundred new players let alone trades, retirements, coaching switches, etc.

    Not that any of that requires a new game each year it could all be updated through dlc but that'll never happen.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
    CambiataJacques L'Homme
  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    i'm fairly sure all golf is terminal

    the only people I see playing golf are old people

    and people dressed as old people

    presumably, they have yet to complete the metamorphosis

    Smrtnik
  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    Love the colouring... so springy!

    Coming here to say almost exactly that. Colours in this one are great!

    forumsig.png
  • Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    Is this the place to talk about ducks? I'm gonna go ahead and declare that it is.

    This was way funnier than it had any right to be.

    Add me on Switch: 7795-5541-4699
    KalTorakKoopahTroopahZilla360
  • EvermournEvermourn Registered User regular
    I've been wondering when the red noses would start to hit the main characters. Here they come!

  • HenroidHenroid Internet Pariah Going nowhere, but fast.Registered User regular
    I dunno about that analogy... Golf is like an MMO? Golf?

    Don't accept centrism. Don't let them bully you.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • Skull2185Skull2185 Hola DEA Registered User regular
    Outlaw Golf is still the best golf game. It is known.

    Also Hot Shots.

    I hit a 245 yard chip-in in Hot Shots the other day(granted I was playing as Kratos)... almost had a heart attack. It reminded me of that old "get active" PSA where the guy was playing a sports game, celebrated his victory, and quickly became winded.

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
    Jacques L'HommeTheCanMan
  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    I actually think an MMO that ran for 12 months and then rebooted (maybe with some new content or something) might be kind of entertaining. I assume almost everybody else would hate that, though

    also where is gabe supposed to be in this comic? some kinda like, paper mario golf course or something?

    NREqxl5.jpg
    do you lack faith, brother?
    or do you believe?
  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    I actually think an MMO that ran for 12 months and then rebooted (maybe with some new content or something) might be kind of entertaining. I assume almost everybody else would hate that, though

    also where is gabe supposed to be in this comic? some kinda like, paper mario golf course or something?

    I...think he's just laying in a hammock.

    bowen wrote: »
    The bacteria in your poop exist everywhere.
  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    He's in the Hammock District, on Third.

    NaphtalipirateluigigodmodeQuidOatsglithertThe Good Doctor TranJacobkoshSmrtnik
  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    The colors for this are great.

    They looks fruity (?) I guess? Fun to look at.

    0WBv0.png
  • pirateluigipirateluigi Arr, it be me. Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    I dunno about that analogy... Golf is like an MMO? Golf?

    In the Tiger Woods games, there is very much an RPG-like progression for your character. You level them up, buy them clothes / accessories, and use that upgraded character to golf against other players and their upgraded characters. MMO might be pushing it a bit, but there's definitely a sense of loss when you pick up a new game and lose that golfer you spent so much time with.

    http://www.danreviewstheworld.com
    Nintendo Network ID - PirateLuigi 3DS: 3136-6586-7691
    G&T Grass Type Pokemon Gym Leader, In-Game Name: Dan
    Platy
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    actually a Golf MMO would be pretty great

    is there anything more MMO-like than golf?

    doing the same thing over and over and chatting while doing it for infinity is literally the point

    Darkewolfe
  • Roger WilcoRoger Wilco Registered User regular
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Or thinking about it the other way, does each year's golf game feature new and exciting(?) golfers with all their latest stats or something? I don't understand sports games very well.

    Well with Madden I usually only buy it every few years instead of every year, but they do add a lot of advancements. Better gameplay mechanics, better graphics, new features, etc.

    "Not far below you is a large horizontal plane which proves beneficial in maximizing the exploitation of gravity."
  • El GuacoEl Guaco Registered User regular
    I liked Tiger Woods 13. I felt like they finally got it right. For that reason alone, I hesitated to get 14. After the debacle with SimCity, I am renewing my boycott of EA games.

    And what's the deal with calling the current version '14 when it's meant to be played during the '13 season? That makes no sense.




  • HenroidHenroid Internet Pariah Going nowhere, but fast.Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    actually a Golf MMO would be pretty great

    is there anything more MMO-like than golf?

    doing the same thing over and over and chatting while doing it for infinity is literally the point

    Oh, then I'd get to RP as one of my favorite film villains.

    "I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast."

    Don't accept centrism. Don't let them bully you.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
    Banzai5150
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    El Guaco wrote: »
    I liked Tiger Woods 13. I felt like they finally got it right. For that reason alone, I hesitated to get 14. After the debacle with SimCity, I am renewing my boycott of EA games.

    And what's the deal with calling the current version '14 when it's meant to be played during the '13 season? That makes no sense.

    it's like cars

  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    It's usually worthwhile to skip every other year of a sports franchise. For hockey, it's once every three years. That's about how often they do major revamps and overhauls. Sometimes it works, sometimes it crashes and burns, but Madden '13 and Madden '09 are very different experiences.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
    The Good Doctor Tran
  • El GuacoEl Guaco Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    El Guaco wrote: »
    I liked Tiger Woods 13. I felt like they finally got it right. For that reason alone, I hesitated to get 14. After the debacle with SimCity, I am renewing my boycott of EA games.

    And what's the deal with calling the current version '14 when it's meant to be played during the '13 season? That makes no sense.

    it's like cars

    The PGA season starts in January and ends in October. The season will end before '14. And they will start pushing '15 before the actual '14 begins. That just doesn't make sense.




  • Roger WilcoRoger Wilco Registered User regular
    I'm not sure I got Jerry's point about not getting EA games because they don't usually work at launch. I've never had, or heard of this problem, except with the new Sim City.

    "Not far below you is a large horizontal plane which proves beneficial in maximizing the exploitation of gravity."
  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    I actually think an MMO that ran for 12 months and then rebooted (maybe with some new content or something) might be kind of entertaining. I assume almost everybody else would hate that, though

    also where is gabe supposed to be in this comic? some kinda like, paper mario golf course or something?

    I'm on board for your MMO but since I really liked the central dungeon in Phantom Hourglass, I think we might be a small group of potential customers.

    steam_sig.png
    (Please do not gift. My game bank is already full.)
  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    I'm not sure I got Jerry's point about not getting EA games because they don't usually work at launch. I've never had, or heard of this problem, except with the new Sim City.

    I know Madden typically comes with AI or gameplay issues that makes cheesing easy or at least the last few times it has which has been patched later on. I don't know about any other games.


    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Or thinking about it the other way, does each year's golf game feature new and exciting(?) golfers with all their latest stats or something? I don't understand sports games very well.

    I think for a lot of people they prefer to make their own guy rather than play as someone else.

    So if that was one's main interest and they just wanted pure golf from the game, there's probably not much to noticeably add.

  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    So if I wanted to jump into the Tiger games, which of the last few is generally considered the best? Or should I just go with the newest one?

    04xkcuvaav19.png
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Pretty often.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    WiiU: munkusbeaver and Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    Twitter for health updates: https://twitter.com/MunkusBeaver
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I actually think an MMO that ran for 12 months and then rebooted (maybe with some new content or something) might be kind of entertaining. I assume almost everybody else would hate that, though

    I actually really like this part of city building/nation building browser games. It's also part of why I also like games like Monday Night Combat. Getting a fresh start with everyone is nice.

  • HenroidHenroid Internet Pariah Going nowhere, but fast.Registered User regular
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Pretty often.

    Yeah it happens a lot actually. It's usually about contact. Though in the context of playing a video game it's hard to reflect.

    Don't accept centrism. Don't let them bully you.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • DesirsarDesirsar Registered User new member
    Jasconius wrote: »
    actually a Golf MMO would be pretty great

    is there anything more MMO-like than golf?

    doing the same thing over and over and chatting while doing it for infinity is literally the point

    There are at least three F2P golf MMOs. Two I ran into elsewhere, one I found from a banner ad on PA back when it had them.

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    I actually think an MMO that ran for 12 months and then rebooted (maybe with some new content or something) might be kind of entertaining. I assume almost everybody else would hate that, though

    I actually really like this part of city building/nation building browser games. It's also part of why I also like games like Monday Night Combat. Getting a fresh start with everyone is nice.
    I used to think a semi-persistent world MMO based on the Wheel of Time would be rad. Because you could die, be reborn, live and wander in the world of dreams, and then every once in a while, everything gets blowed up and it's a new age.

    But it would probably be really bad instead.

    steam_sig.png
  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Pretty often.

    Yeah it happens a lot actually. It's usually about contact. Though in the context of playing a video game it's hard to reflect.

    Kinda suprised by that, figured they would have pinned it down by now.

    "I resent the entire notion of a body as an ante and then raise you a generalized dissatisfaction with physicality itself" -- Tycho
  • Roger WilcoRoger Wilco Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Pretty often.

    Yeah it happens a lot actually. It's usually about contact. Though in the context of playing a video game it's hard to reflect.

    Kinda suprised by that, figured they would have pinned it down by now.

    Well the thing is, there's no objective right answer. What the rules should be is a matter of opinion, so as new people come into power positions, their views become the law.

    "Not far below you is a large horizontal plane which proves beneficial in maximizing the exploitation of gravity."
  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    NFL football the rules committee meets every Spring and propose/vote on/pass rule changes. Rules don't always change, but they have changed frequently. Also the aforementioned changes to teams and things.

    Nintendo Switch FC: SW-5618-5257-5789
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Pretty often.

    Yeah it happens a lot actually. It's usually about contact. Though in the context of playing a video game it's hard to reflect.

    Kinda suprised by that, figured they would have pinned it down by now.

    A lot of rule changes have to do with player safety and new data about the long-term effects of concussions.

    And also on how instant replay has changed things.

    Then you have different rules at pro level, college level, and (apparently) high school level.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    WiiU: munkusbeaver and Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    Twitter for health updates: https://twitter.com/MunkusBeaver
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
    Henroid
  • HenroidHenroid Internet Pariah Going nowhere, but fast.Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Doesn't this apply equally well to Football? How often do they change those rules?

    Pretty often.

    Yeah it happens a lot actually. It's usually about contact. Though in the context of playing a video game it's hard to reflect.

    Kinda suprised by that, figured they would have pinned it down by now.

    Think of it like a video game. Every entry into a series (every season) there may be new tweaks here and there.

    Don't accept centrism. Don't let them bully you.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • Shockwave07Shockwave07 Registered User new member
    I feel the same way about WWE games.

    Especially the recreate you character, or on my system rooster, for each and every game. Why can't they have a character import system for previous games?

Sign In or Register to comment.