If you play the same "guess what the tiny pictures are" game that I play then you have come here to cheat and see what the bar code really is. It should be Muddy Waters.
I loved the way the people on the show would over emphasize everything they said " Welcome to Row-Bot Wars" “Ma-Til-Da”.
John Smith, timing is now!
Yeah sums up my feelings really. It really irks me to no end the people that say to try and appreciate the situation from a business perspective “They made a profit!”. As a consumer it’s a complete smack in the face, I should have no interest in their profit margins if it means I don’t benefit or continue to benefit from their existence.
You really like burning things.
That seems like the best place to come, I bet it was a lot of fun.
Especially on the toilet, the potential for making an angry visual metaphor would be too strong to resist.
Seems to me that we could get this sort of agency by simply giving a game really basic graphics. Like Dwarf Fortress, how everything really looks is entirely in the players imagination.
Other than that I feel that often the mechanics of a game are open to interpretation but that they don’t receive enough of it because after all they’re only stupid M. Night tricks. Why can’t you put down your weapon and not fight in COD?
The smell of plastic burning is horrible, besides there’s loads of stuff to burn that smells much better.
Yes, I guess Proteus might fit the bill but I’ve always meant to get around to that one and I’ve never been able to, so I can’t be certain. Anything that only has look, look closer and sometimes push x to open doors as it’s methods of interaction. I wouldn’t rule out that type of thing from being part of a game but I wouldn’t consider it a game as a stand alone experience.
I remember I was in a novelty shop once and I walked past a statue and it came to life, did a dance, sung a song. I had an effect on the statue but I wouldn’t say that made the novelty shop a game.
That’s impressive, I usually just try to find Mario before he escapes.
Ha, I know, half way through lugging it out of storage I usually give up. All those wires too.
.. you didn’t make enough dots and were punished. Ellipsis needs three dots.
That’s good, the only games I ever feel like playing aren’t backwards compatible and the old Xbox is so massive, I wish I could get rid of it.
So up above Sabre linked to a Polygon review which had this line in it.
“But this is ostensibly a game, so of course you won’t just be looking”
Do other people on here agree with that sentiment, are games about more than looking?
To me this sort of thinking rules out things like walking simulators from being considered games and I agree with that idea. Walking simulators in my mind should be taken as a separate thing from games, which offer greater interactivity, if purely so that they can be judged on their own strengths and not by traditional game standards. After all you can’t criticize the mechanics of something that doesn’t really have mechanics and hearing “X walking simulator is bad because it doesn’t let me interact” could get old.
Also I think to myself that if they were to somehow be represented physically in reality rather than virtually we would never have thought to call a walking simulator a game in the first place, more of a tour if anything.
Wow what a great find but then what is going to happen to the old Wii, smashing, sell or open it up and look inside?
Me neither that game’s a mystery to me, I’m hoping one day they port it to the Wii U somehow.
True, they know how to open a game. I remember being completely awed by the insanity of DMC’s opening, when Dante’s mum bursts into his room, spears him through the chest with a sword and throws a motorcycle at him. It must get hard for them to think of ways to top what they did before.
What a spectacle!
Well it does open with Raiden slicing a giant robot dinosaur to pieces and it only gets more over the top from there.
That’s harsh. Separately, what games are in your catalogue?
What a great way to pay tribute, very touching.
I know what you mean, I had the same thoughts. Why would he show up better in a snowstorm?
When people live in snowy conditions they usually wear bright clothing and are fully covered, they could even be wearing balaclavas. So both a white person and a black person would be completely indistinguishable in a snowstorm. Unless him and the two random people are snowstorm nudists but then I think they probably wouldn’t want to be spotted. You know I don’t think being naked in a snowstorm is a great idea, the vision bonus wouldn’t be worth the hypothermia penalties.
No way, don’t cross out Amnesia, being bad at controlling the game can only improve how horrifying it is. One thing that helps horror games be an excellent choice for first time gamers is that unlike other games that rely on being able to use the controls to have fun, you don’t need to know the controls to be horrified.
You should watch her play Portal, seeing someone who’s never played an FPS before is a real eye opener for seeing the effort it takes to learn FPS controls.