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Shaun McIlroy

  • joined Oct 03, 2012
  • last login Aug 01, 2014
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Community Manager, Polygon & The Verge.

Not a jerk. Sometimes, actually 20% of the time I'm a jerk all the time.

"Actually, he is a jerk all the time."

— Dave Tach

Twitter: @shaunmcilroy

Email: shaun@polygon.com

Website: Polygon

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It’s a rolling conversation but we’re considering changing the thread up on a monthly basis to allow for that.

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This falls under culture, and Polygon have produced a lot of Marvel coverage over the past number of months here. It’s a nerd thing, and the team here truly enjoy writing about the things they love, and people seem to love reading them.

One of those things – super heroes :)

*I’m sure we’re going to have a similar post on The Verge too.

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The Avengers have money, polish and flair; the Guardians of the Galaxy are sort of like a conglomerate of trashy cousins cruising to the tune of classic musical hits.

That sounds pretty apt!

It’s a business of making cinematic french fries: addictive, tasty and mostly nutritionless. Guardians of the Galaxy is a littler spicier, a littler richer than the meals we’ve had before. But at its base, it’s mostly the same.

And I’m not going to comment any further until I see the movie because it’s unfair to do so without having a common place to start from. BUT, if this movie is basically Marvel Magic then I’m okay with it being a little spicier/richer but keeping the same base. It hasn’t failed to entertain me yet – and I’m the guy who found Iron Man 2 more entertaining than the Avengers.

Thanks for the review, will dip back in next week!

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You’re welcome.

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Hasn’t been ruled out, but still nothing confirmed.

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5 grand is nothing, and Polygon conveniently left out this quote so they could spin this as anti-ID@Xbox

That’s not the case at all. Believe me when I say that there is no bias here, implied or otherwise. You only signed up today, so I’m sure you’re not aware of all the opinion pieces which have critiqued the decisions of all platform holders, but you can read through those here.

I’m glad for them that they’re having success with ID@Xbox, and sorry that you see this as an attack on that offering but really I feel you’re reading deeper here than it warrants. So rather than continue to circle this, lets agree to disagree and focus on the text below that.

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Making money, it turns out, costs a pretty large amount of money.

That was not a quotation, ShumaRadio. It was a summary to state that the costs the developer had racked up paid off handsomely.

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If the developer were putting their title on another format then the title would be

Why it costs at least $X to release an indie game on (console)

The story can only speak for the intended console, and as a result that’s why it’s there.

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Remember if you’re embedding images you can see them larger by right clicking and opening in new tab.

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As I said in yesterdays PD maybe you guys want to create a new thread for these pics. I have no problem with you double posting in PD and a dedicated thread but they’ll get lost in the shuffle real quick (what day did I post that?) and it would encourage others outside of the 30 or so who post in PD to join in your fun.

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I remember when we’d arrange to play Halo 3 here on the forums and end up playing some of Mintycry’s custom game modes. Racing (Halo Kart) was generally one of the funnier ones and ended up with us laughing at one another trying to reach the end of the map.

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Maybe create a thread for these? On a day to day basis posting in PD is fine and all but you’ll lose track of where they were pretty fast.

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Reminder: There is now a 14-day free trial of FFXIV.

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Netflix has seen amazing success since it began its streaming service but arguably its biggest impact has been via original programming such as House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Orange is the New Black. That got a lot of people to sign up to the service, and whilst the back catalogue is good they’re really investing in exclusive content for the future. Yeah, you can still get HoC on Blu Ray and DVD but thats out of necessity and after people have paid to access the content on the service.

The rolling content on Netflix is merely there to offer ‘value’ for after you’ve exhausted the stuff you do want to watch. The WWE Network has the same problem. There’s a dearth of content, most of it I don’t want to touch outside of a couple of old PPVs I’ve seen, and the current monthly event.

Should a Netflix for gaming materialise then we’d eventually see the same targeted growth there. Exclusive, in-house games not available elsewhere and eventually closing the circle to the very thing we’re talking about with EA in 2014.

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True, but it’s exactly what it says in the title. No need to explain that one!

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Moscow, I believe from their previous posts.

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All invited. Usually takes up to a week.

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You fell on your head how many times?

Hey, chill out and snap into a Slim Jim or something :)

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On the service and games side it is a waste of money, the service is still not on par with Xbox Live and the free games are a joke considering it is nothing but indie titles and a lot of crappy ones at that.

Yet many people love those “crappy” indie titles. They won’t appeal to everyone.

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Well it does in a way. You’re still getting ‘rental’ games on a month to month (or subscription basis).

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It does look like him!

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Someone, get the HPGFD on the phone quickly as there’s a huge demand for quidditch!

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