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  • unmanneddrone 11:31 pm on May 3, 2012 Permalink
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    @pepperized Welcome, mate! Here’s to spilling the beans and venting the spleen.

    @redswir1 Gladiator Begins is the perfect violent bedtime story. You can carve through a couple of regional games in half an hour, then snooze.

  • Pete Davison 10:52 pm on May 3, 2012 Permalink
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    @pepperized That’s a very respectable list there, CoD aside. (Kidding. Mostly. :D) I have a bunch of the same titles on my Pile of Shame also. Still haven’t finished Amnesia. I did get about halfway through at one point but never got around to actually beating it. Maybe I’ll save it for Halloween.

    Finished second playthrough of Nier tonight. I won’t spoil anything here ’cause I know @bluesforbuddha is planning on jumping aboard that ship again shortly, but suffice to say it’s an exceedingly clever way to get you to play through again and it be the same but different. I also respect a game that lets me do an entire New Game+ run in a single sitting. (How?! It took me nearly 40 hours to do my first playthrough!)

    Let’s get some nominations going for this potential future free-to-play Squadcast. Throw out a few titles you’d be interested in us investigating and whatever proves to be popular will be what we check out.

    For my money, I’d like to delve into Tribes: Ascend, Rusty Hearts and Spiral Knights. I’ve played the latter two a bit along with a couple of matches on the former.

  • Shingro 7:05 pm on May 3, 2012 Permalink
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    Grand =) Another otaku joins the mix, those are some pretty old school line things, but quite respectable among The People *eyebrow*

    … anyway! Great to have you aboard! =)

    In my own personal gaming I just got into the slow part of the year, so I’ll be back to being able to sink more seriously into RPGs, most of my gaming has been Soul Calibur V actually o_O made top 8 at the Anime Central tourney, but still need to put in a lot more work before Youmacon =P especially since apparently the FGC is putting together a full out event named Youmacon Battle Opera (after Super Battle Opera from japan) which is to say…. a full hosted event D:

    We’ll see! =)

  • Pete Davison 12:28 am on March 18, 2011 Permalink
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    Also, hey @jaylauretta — great to see you here! Don’t worry about walls of text, we love ’em. As you’ve probably noticed. 🙂

  • unmanneddrone 3:44 am on March 17, 2011 Permalink
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    @jaylauretta Welcome, man. Glad to have you here. Looking forward to more posts and insights!

    @bowlisimo I’m getting horrible visions of tracking irradiated yokai mutants through bamboo forests at night.

    EDIT: Came home to Shogun 2 waiting for me! Did my chores, put the young ‘un to bed and strapped in for some Sengoku smackdowns. So far, so good! AI is challenging, perhaps a little too aggressive! Early campaign game with the Shimazu, put down a peasant rebellion on the Osumi peninsula (hilariously, the Battle of Shibushi / coastal town where, five hundred years later, goofy Australian would wed local), started coming to terms with the sublimely sedate grand strategy section and pretty much savoured the moment.

    Runs on ultra, DX11 support to be patched in soon – along with anti-aliasing. Not the prettiest game without AA, but it’s Shogun through and through. Great battle sounds and chatter, nice and authentic. I dunno, Bowley…I can understand trepidations after the Napoleonic TW games, but this is a nice return to form. Nab it at the first sale down the line, I say.

  • unmanneddrone 10:27 am on January 10, 2011 Permalink
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    @shingro Welcome, sir! Great post, too. You make some excellent points. I guess what it comes down to for me in the comparison is there are, more often than not, large sign postage in terms of direction with JRPGs. They might diverge, but at least in my experience, it’s all very planned and channelled divergence. Front Mission 3 was the first game I played back in the day that kinda slotted into the JRPG realm (well, for me, mechs will always beat out lah-dee-dah fantasy!) with a split story directed by player intent.

    When compared to something like Fallout or any of the other big open-world RPGs from the West, you could dally around for hours and hours without going near a mainline or spinal mission. I think that’s where I make the distinction. Sure, there are sidequests and dalliances in JRPGs, but it seems not the extent Euro or NA RPGs offer the player.

    That said, I still think the Japanese game scene has some of the best, most niche titles around. Koei were doing the PTO series long before Eidos Hungary brought us the Battlestation games, and even then, you’re still not getting the grand strategy of naval warfare in Battlestations Midway/Pacific. But that’s an extreme example. Lots of love for the Japanese game scene around here, and I think @feenwager deserves some props for making such a concerted effort to make his love/hate relationship with the JRPG subset work – even if it was all for nought.

    But again, welcome!

  • RocGaude 10:53 pm on December 12, 2010 Permalink
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    Welcome @jt_bombtrak and @Rogue Cheddar. Good to see some new posters.

    As for the 2011 list, I’ll just be lazy and post what I plan on playing and why:

    Killzone 3 – The second one fell victim to my burnout on shooters. Since I passed on COD: BLOPS and grazed on Reach this year, I should be ready to give this one a fair shake…as long as they don’t rely too heavily on the 3D thing.

    Uncharted 3 – The sour taste of Hollywood’s treatment of the property should have subsided by November.

    LA Noire – Ooooh yeah. @beige and I will be drooling all the way through it.

    Batman: Arkham City – Asylum was QUALITY squared and Rocksteady is still behind the wheel.

    Deus Ex – Hopeful.

    Bulletstorm – Depends on how this gets executed. If it turns out to be the NBA Street of the FPS genre, I’m in.

    Portal 2 – Day one.

    Dragon Age 2 – Ditto.

    Mass Effect 3 – Ditto ditto.

    Assassin’s Creed 3 – Ditto ditto ditto.

    Gears Of War 3 – My son’s frothing at the mouth for this. I’ll play through the single player, for sure.

    Diablo 3 – Depends on how many of you will be playing and if my iMac can run it smoothly

    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – It can be built from the same busted-ass engine as the last one and I’d play it. Bethesda makes good on the RPG stuffs.

  • unmanneddrone 5:13 am on October 25, 2010 Permalink
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    @poimandre Welcome, sir. Welcome aboard. If there was ever a fellow to add the to discussion, it’s this man.

    If I’m not mistaken, we’re both doing the Rise of the Argonauts run-through, so that’ll be interesting to see what comes of it. Still very impressed with the soundtrack and voice acting. I’ve never played Mass Effect, but I hear the dialogue tree system is quite similar – in RotA, depending on certain responses within interactions, you garner favour with particular gods. This favour ushers upon you points and powers to use in combat. I really thought I’d be going the Ares route, but Apollo – under Pygmalion – seems to be a good fit. Mild-mannered, trusting and wise. Curious to see how his powers work in conjunction in proximity to specific Argonauts.

  • unmanneddrone 12:43 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo I know, I know, especially when you could subscribe to the non-truncated non-subscriber podcast, which will be a week after the subscriber upload. If one is not too concerned about news, then it’s no problem as there’s bombcast every week.

    I didn’t want to seem too down on it all, but I’ve been ruminating on it all day. If it leads to more interesting content, then more power to them. And that is where I will sign off on the topic of paid subscription for websites and their audio offerings.

    In other news, welcome @ShotgunGlass! More to gather around the fire and fend off the mutant dogs.

  • feenwager 11:53 am on September 10, 2010 Permalink
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    @shotgunglass Welcome aboard. Always cool to see a new name pop up in the feed.

  • RocGaude 12:08 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    @jeffgrubb Now you’re speakin’ my language. I’ll all in for Advance Wars. Does it have a turn-based online MP mode? The only version I have is Days of Ruin. We gotta get Shoe in the mix too because I know he’s a AW whore.

    @mcstabwithlies Welcome aboard!

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