I game on every major platform across as wide a variety of genres as possible.
I despise console wars.
will Polygon update this review to reflect the comparative success/failure of the 360 version?
If a game is released on multiple platforms, and multiple versions are reviewed, a separate score will be usually be issued.
Believe me, the interior design is where it’s at.
If you’ve ever seen inside the NOA offices, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Mostly it’s the other way round for me so far.
Video games are set in places I’ve visited and I scrutinise them horribly for accuracy.
Also, I fenced epee for about 7 years but never got to try sabre. Always wanted to though. Stopped once hockey started taking up all my time ;_;
You can’t see me, but I can see you.
Yep, that comment!
I was about to apologise for the layout not being clear, despite having absolutely nothing to do with the design. I’m too British for this.
Hi, female in a programming based degree course here.
First of all: this is entirely anecdotal evidence, so I’m not trying to say this applies for every woman in a similar situation.
To give some background, I’m in a situation where I have experience of higher education both in and out of programming (I was in biomedical science before realising what I really wanted to do). Luckily I got A levels in biology, physics, chemistry and maths so going back to apply to a very different course proved easy enough. One small initial barrier was that programming as a future career was never discussed with me at school. Obviously that hasn’t stopped me, but I did go all the way through 14 years of school without it being mentioned.
I am the only woman in my class of around 50, and I can think of a few reasons why women would be at least put off by the environment. It’s a fantastic course and I’m very lucky to have found it, but it can be exceptionally trying.
For a good few months, any time a guy from a certain group would sit next to me, phone cameras would come out and pictures would get taken. Ironically they were only trying to mess with whichever guy was sat next to me, because sitting next to me equated to hitting on me apparently. Yes it’s literally the most childish thing I’ve ever heard too. But it did make me feel pretty gross after a while, and had the added effect of making it exceptionally difficult to socialise within the class (and made group work quite the challenge).
No, it didn’t stop me from doing the course, and HOPEFULLY it won’t impact my grades, but having done another degree course with an equal gender split, I can certainly tell you which was the easier and more comfortable working environment.
Just my two cents, but if anything was going to stop me from doing this, it was my experience before I reached the point of being dedicated to becoming a programmer. Only after I entered into what turned out to be a field I wasn’t happy in did anyone really talk to me about it as a possibility.
These PC specs are lower than that of an xbone. Thats just lazy on the dev’s part.
I think you’re being slightly unfair considering the primary development platforms are now 9 year old pieces of hardware.
This isn’t a PS4/Xbone game.
doesn’t even boot up without valid credit card info.
Ey woah hold up there
Is this for real? Damn, well I was considering getting one for messing around with but that just feels gross.
Oh dude I forgot about that, do I have to wait until I see you next or are you sending it?
I hope this doesn’t mean Uncharted 4 is going to be a cart racer…
Not really. It wasn’t a very good movie, it was poorly received by critics and the public, they even replaced the actor for The Avengers.
The only Hulk Marvel want to advertise is the Mark Ruffalo one.
I’d rather they all did well, but received more exclusives.
I have a Wii U and a PC, but I’m struggling to decide on a PS4 or an Xbone right now.
Most multiplats are heading to PC so it’ll be the exclusives that decide it for me.
And If they both get great exclusives eventually, I’ll just have to settle for both ;)
I saw someone refer to PS3/360 as next gen in 2012.
I believe they’re actually talking about a sequel, so I’m not sure.
Either way, it’s Nintendo’s problem and not Platinum’s if either of the games fail.
Because they’re naming franchises, and nobody cares about The Incredible Hulk.
So, someone from Doctor Who is actually going to be in a Marvel movie.
Christopher Eccleston beat her
This is what happens when you send a script to do a mod’s job.
Blast, this text makes it impossible for me to mod properly.
if it going well than okay.. if not.. year later.. it will come to other platform or earlier.
It won’t unless Nintendo allow it, since they’re funding it’s development.
So looks very unlikely.
The very definition of a tacked-on multiplayer mode, I didn’t even touch it quite honestly.
Absolutely loved the single player campaign though.
Put it this way; there are some Wii U games that run at 1080p/60fps, but that doesn’t mean it can run all games at 1080p/60fps.
Some games are more demanding on a system than others, and the only time people take notice is when a system cannot run a game as well as another system can.
Wow that’s pretty Nito
But it’s a sweeping generalization of all sex trade as represented in games
The problem is the sex trade as represented in games mostly IS a sweeping generalization of all sex trade.
Characters out of games like COD and Halo never say one way or another what their sexuality is.
Master Chief is asexual as a result of the spartan augmentation procedure.
This hasn’t stopped me from enjoying games that have pretty much served as blatant recruitment ads, such as the first Modern Warfare (I still like it).
Ok, to put this more in context:
Remember how after that game there were a lot of other games who all wanted a piece of that pie, and often all too often were shallow “me too!” attempts at being Modern Warfare?
Asking to either; inject a bit more variety into games, OR if you must use the same concepts, please do something meaningful with it IS NOT (cannot stress enough) the same as saying “anyone who uses Scenario X is an immoral exploitative douche.”
For example, Spec Ops: The Line attempted to do something interesting with the ideas of modern combat. It took something which had become tired and brainless and at had a very good go with making you look at that formula in a different way.
One of the reasons zombies are such a popular enemy is that you don’t have to question why you’re shooting them. They are the perfect canon fodder. Nazis have of course been in this role too, since they tend to be the stereotypical “evil guys”. 20 games all about shooting Nazis without questioning it might just get slightly tedious (and maybe 2 or 3 of those games are really, really good).
At this point, we kind of have to ask where we can go. We can either use something else that isn’t Nazis, OR we can make a game that makes us question why we’re doing it. German soldiers weren’t inherently evil, so we make a game that shows you’re fighting men with families (as an example).
What I’m getting at is currently, prostitution and stripping is used to portray “seedy underbelly” in the same way “Man in German uniform” is used to portray “Guy you have to shoot”. It’s something incredibly overused, but with very little truly said about it. No one is saying you can’t use either of those scenarios, simply that what’s there is kind of shallow.