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@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:23 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw whaaaaa????? :o *sees trailer* AAAAARRGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Great, Waspinator got exploded again.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 02:39 AM)

Taka, Tora, Batta: Ta-To-Ba! Tatoba, Ta-To-Ba!

@  unluckiness : (07 December 2018 - 12:08 AM)

cyclone

@  Waspinator : (06 December 2018 - 11:39 PM)

that is super weird

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 11:32 PM)

My brain broke!

 

Joker... From Persona 5... In Smash....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 10:25 PM)

That doesn't suprise me.. I'm more waiting for Rockstar to pull a Bethesda.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:46 PM)

Red Dead is running wild over the Game Awards. More than a few have been awarded where I don't feel they should have won.

@  Steevy Maximus : (06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM)

Marvel Ultimate Allience 3 Switch Exclusive for 2019!?

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 08:57 AM)

The red plastic holding it together kinda worries me. It's the gummi kind of clear plasstic andmoving it feels uncpomfortably close to tearing.

@  Shrug : (06 December 2018 - 08:17 AM)

Yeah, that happened to mine a few weeks ago. Common problem.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 08:05 AM)

Oh for cryin' out loud, the yellow part on the back hinge of my TR Weirdwolf broke. Bleh. At least the red is still there I guess.

@  unluckiness : (06 December 2018 - 04:59 AM)

Man, I still haven't gotten past Rock Tunnel.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:28 AM)

You know nothing.. NOTHING! Eevee is our lord and savior! He will give us the cuteness we need! ;) No seriously.. Both Pika and Eevee in the games are way OP and Eevee can learn elemental moves to replace evolving.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:22 AM)

It's cute, what other point does it need?

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 03:17 AM)

I can get Pikachu not evolving, the species has had decades of not evolving. But Eevee without evolution seems... pointless?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither can Pikachu... And you don't need Eevee to evolve!

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 December 2018 - 03:15 AM)

Neither of them can evolve as starters.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

Also damn it my mouse wheel broke. What a pisser.

@  Pennpenn : (06 December 2018 - 02:30 AM)

It can't evolve.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (06 December 2018 - 02:29 AM)

How dare you! You KNOW Eevee is the obvious choice!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 December 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Finished mine a few days ago, and just bought myself (I really shouldn't have, but did anyway.) let's go pikachu with the pokeball.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM)

Mostly. There's a book en route to my mom's house from the UK and I don't know if it'll arrive before January.

@  Cybersnark : (05 December 2018 - 03:46 PM)

Christmas shopping: complete.

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

(which would lead to a bunch of bad jokes about him selling a line of cashews, almonds, and pecans)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 December 2018 - 12:37 PM)

That would make sense per the precedent of Kamen Rider OOO ("Kamen Raidā Ōzu").

@  RichardT1977 : (05 December 2018 - 12:35 PM)

Wouldn't it be pronounced "Kamen Rider D's"?


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#1 Maruten

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:36 AM

I haven't played a God of War game since the first one launched, but this seems to be getting people worked up.

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Given that, miraculously and unlike most game companions of this nature, the child is apparently not a suicidal disaster who will unite the world in hate, I'm really looking forward to the whole father/son angle. And I'm always happy to applaud these efforts to take old, tired one-dimensional dudes and rehabilitate or legitimise them; I'm kind of expecting this to be the new New Tomb Raider, that's the feeling I get. Cartoony nonsense-person reborn in game of substance. And I dig Norse mythology so that helps too.

Lot of people saying the Leviathan Axe is one of gaming's great weapons, so keen to check that out.

April 20. Some reviews:

https://www.polygon....review-ps4-2018
https://www.techrada...d-of-war-review
http://au.ign.com/ar...d-of-war-review
https://www.giantbom...eview/1900-782/
https://www.kotaku.c...-kotaku-review/

Just seems like everyone super loves it. Like to a crazy degree.

I want to say that the recasting is a bummer, but... that might be giving too much credit to the original series.
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

The reviews are wanking it like it's the second coming of Christ. I'm sure it's a fine game but I'll be picking up Yakuza 6 next week instead.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:11 PM

Yeah, I hate it when reviewers give high scores to games they enjoy! ;)

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:27 PM

Hey, I'm suspicious of hyperbole, sue me!


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:44 PM

I'd normally feel the same to some degree, but the reviews I've read are very convincing. Like, everyone just sounds very sincere and the praise seems fairly robust and substantial. Of course some of it is probably bullshit, but fingers crossed!

I've never played a Yakuza game, I'm keen to get on that too.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

well...Dear Sweet Monkey Chicken this game is AWESOME~!

 

really, so far my only complaint is with the controls...having to use R1 and R2 for attacks is really uncomfortable for me...but I'm sure with time it'll grow on me. I'm just super impressed with all the aspects of it so far...hell, even the KID is good and not just some tacky crappy tacked on annoyance.

 

Also, I dunno if anyone here got one of the special editions, but if you did, do you have any idea how to equip the Deaths Vow armor or change the Shield? I know I input the code and it worked (the artbook and the comic are nice touches), but no option for a wardrobe change.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:59 PM

Ok, so with everything going on with me...ive been a total idiot with this game, lol

 

you can change the combat settings to make them more old school...makes this ALOT more fun and easier to control.

 

and it appears that you can change your armor sometime around the fight with The Stranger.

 

now that the controls feel more natural and ive spent even more time with the game...this is just an amazing all around experience/.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:48 PM

Yeah, I've played a few hours and I'm very glad this found its way onto my radar. I've already had some absolutely jaw-dropping fights and some stunning moments outside of combat as well. This is one of those games full of memorable experiences, and what more can we ask from our entertainment?

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GOW18 is a stunning achievement and everyone who worked on it has contributed to one of those Something Special games I think.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:47 PM

I've been hearing good things but I've also heard that the game kills a lot of the staples from the previous God of War games. I'm kinda curious how much of the previous games DNA is still in this game. Or simply put I'm curious if it Is a great God of War game, or is it just a great game with a God of War title and characters.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:31 AM

I'd say second... which IMO is much better than being the first.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:57 AM

Yeah, having played a little of the first game and nothing since, I'm not sure what the answer is. I'm also not sure how much it matters. I feel like what old school fans want from a GOW game is presumably awesome combat and hacking people in half, and this game gives you that. So, fingers crossed. It's definitely a very different game, and it may suffer less from "not being what GOW was" and more from "having that, but jamming in too much less-hackingy stuff on the side".

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 01:32 AM

I mean it's not necessarily a bad thing to be a different game with a series skin on it. That's what Castlevania SotN was and I think just about everyone considers that to have been an amazing game and healthy turning point for the series. But at the same time it can be a bad thing as we have seen with other games.

 

I guess mostly I wanted to know so I didn't go into it expecting one thing and then finding out that it's no where near that thing at all. Even if the game is great if it's too far off what you were wanting/expecting it can end up leaving a sour taste.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:01 AM

Absolutely. I'm sure there must be classic GOW fans who don't dig the new flavour. And they're entitled to feel that way, but those goofballs will miss out of the GO(W)TY so I feel sad for them. :)

In fact I feel SUPER sad for them because obviously, given the reception, this is what God of War will be for the foreseeable future. Which sounds great to me, but I get that it will be a bummer for dudes who love the grumpy teen goth 90s-Image-book vibe of the original games.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

Yeah honestly I havn't even played the game yet and I feel a bit bummed at the idea that we might not see another classic style GoW. It was very much about running around a mythological version of ancient Greece brutally and un-remorsefully killing anatomically correct monsters in giant showy displays with your double chain blades. Feels like if the series wanted to distance itself from that, it at the very least shouldn't have gone with making Kratos a part of the new series.

 

eh I will give it a shot but I'm just remembering the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and how amazingly not Tomb Raider that game ended up feeling.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:17 PM

Ha, just like with GOW that was basically my first TR game and it blew me away. :)

There is plenty of Cutting Up Big Monster Dudes in GOW18, but there's sometimes a lot of quiet wandering between set pieces which I assume to be at odds with the traditional Kratos experience. The big fights are absolutely hugging spectacular though. As are many of the little ones I guess.

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:17 PM

So basically this is "God of War, but with all the laughable tryhard grimdarkness gone and Kratos being made into a decent character?" Hm. Color me interested.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:31 PM

I read that there's no sex mini game. Boo!

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:41 PM

So basically this is "God of War, but with all the laughable tryhard grimdarkness gone and Kratos being made into a decent character?" Hm. Color me interested.

 

Pretty much exactly that I'd say. Looking back on the original games... it really is a bit ridiculous. 

 

But this game is absolutely stunning and will definitely turn Kratos into a more legitimate contender for Actual Person That People Totally Love. Not that there's anything wrong with "blood-soaked screaming maniac" necessarily, OG Kratos I'm sure still has fans and that's cool. But he's more well-rounded now and it's something to see.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:53 PM

The thing was.. Even the OG Kratos in GoW 1 worked... he followed the steps of a Greek tragedy, It was 2 and beyond he was just "Anger for anger's sake"



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:10 AM

The original trilogy sorta followed the progression of Kratos from standard Greek "hero" through the descent into madness that follows from it. He was always a tragic character, albeit never a pitiable one, since 90% of what happens to him is his own fault. It was mostly the prequels that were bad about making him a stereotype rageaholic.

A few hours into the game now. It is definitely not like the old games, combat is much slower-paced and more deliberate instead of flailing with chains everywhere. And I've managed to wander into a few areas I shouldn't be in yet and gotten murdered pretty badly. Enjoying it so far, though. Atreus isn't making me want to throw him off a cliff, always a plus with child helpers in games.



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