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  • joined Oct 25, 2012
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Exactly. There is definitely a feel to the game that it is more about the collapse of society rather than the monsters (in fact, you seem to fight people far more often than infected ones). It is all about who the people are (both singular and corporately in groups), which reflects in their choices, rather than how they are, meaning they make choices based on what they think.

It’s sort of how like “The Walking Dead” title is a play on words, referring both to the zombies and the people who survived.

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My issue is the per-publisher nature of it

This. This is what caused the problem with the PC gaming scenario. Valve created a client. It was a good idea. Then everybody wanted a piece of that pie, so EA made Origin, Ubisoft made Uplay, heck even other third parties (such as greenman and gamefly) created their own clients which only amplified the problem . I just got so sick of being stretched around based on the publisher.

So, while I think this is actually a good program (despite the negative opinion piece) I am hopeful that it eventually fails because it spurres others to take it’s place. For instance, if Playstation Now takes off and I can play EA titles as well as other publisher games on it, then I would much rather subscribe to that. So here’s to competition and pushing for innovation.

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And it was earth all along?

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I think that is the core of what Electric Zen’s comment is, or at least my reply based on his comment. We all think something different. If you look below to my last reply, I basically say that Naughty Dog created a world and stuff happens. We each get to choose how we feel about that. That is why we all see so many different things and have such varying opinions. It doesn’t make any of us wrong, it just means we processed it differently.

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I can see that. Again, that is why I agree so much with your comment that everybody has their own take on it, because I don’t see it that way. It doesn’t make your perspective incorrect, it just means that people can interpret what they will out of it.

I really think that isn’t in error. I think it is because the story was meant to hit a nerve so to speak about being human. We all see and react to it differently. Not that I think the game is super deep or anything like that, but I think it developed something, a world, characters, situations, and then stuff happened. We get to decide how we feel about all that.

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Dang it, you ruined the game for everybody now! It’s all your fault!

and no, you can’t edit past your timer. Maybe flag yourself and note to delete it to remove the risk of spoilers?

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Good point as we approach the newer release of all of those titles.

With that in mind I bet it will segregate the communities quite a bit. The “hard core” lovers of those franchises will always buy the newer one and move on. The later adopters will jump in a year later in droves. It could be a good thing to do this, as playing against a hyper competitive veteran of the series when you are a noob is always daunting. This way it may become more balanced. I guess it all depends on the official server availability.

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Yeah, so basically they offer their biggest annual titles for $30. Most likely you won’t be interested in all of them, but that’s okay. For $30 you essentially get to “rent” the game for a year and then next year get the new one (assuming they keep up with the title selection).

Unless you go back and play old games (which could very well be for some, but typically not so for sports games) it sounds like a discount.

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I agree with how everybody can have a different takeaway from the game and ending , and I think that is sort of the point of it all (that there is not necessarily a clear answer).

Ellie knows this on some level, and for her to lovingly reconcile with Joel, and indulge this fantasy, weakens Ellie’s character.

I don’t necessarily think so. With the epilogue as described above, I would agree with you. But the fact that Ellie seems to question Joel and know as you said, but decides to trust him is a strengthening of character for her in some regard (being able to trust and have friends/family/companions after everybody else she knows is gone) and also it doesn’t clarify what happens to them later (she could very well figure out Joel lied and abandon him etc…).

I also think that Joel may have a little bit of that father-daughter fantasy, but I wouldn’t call it a fantasy if you have ever been a father. The word “fantasy” deludes what emotions are there and the type of relationship it is. But semantics aside, it could be that Joel chose to live again by having his relationship with Ellie rather than death of the shell of a life he was living. Which would be irony to the point where he chooses death to all to save one life. I think this was purposely designed in the story to get people to question morality as they play the game.

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This is my thought exactly.
While I can understand more action added for the sake of the film (like the 2007 version), I think they should really play into the stealth, stealing uniforms, and setting up a perfect “accident.”
Try to actually capture the feel of what a Hitman game is.

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Yeah, I saw it didn’t have to be anime, but so far it all has been (as was the source of this entire concept) and I did watch anime a lot at some point in time so it wasn’t a big deal.
And yes, I have all the new Appleseed movies as well, which are good but I don’t think they capture the feel of the original. Ex Machina had some good action though.

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Ok, I must admit I don’t watch anime any longer.I sort of just got disinterested one day as my life changed. I have watched a few to see if I would get back into it, but I’m just a different person these days.

That being said, when I loved anime it was because of Appleseed.

I was so impressed with the story and concept of the world. The characters were interesting and you could understand their motivations and perspectives. It was well developed.

To this day I still herald this as the best anime I have ever seen. Even though it is flawed in some ways (it is just a movie after all) I still think it hold up very well to this day (which is pretty good for a 25+ year old movie).

So how did it all happen? I found it randomly browsing at The Warehouse. Yeah, that is a very dated sentence. For those not knowing, The Warehouse was a big mega chain where you could rent movies (they also sold movies, music etc… as well). So one day young me was just looking around and decided to rent this “cartoon” because it looked edgy and more advanced than anything else out there (not much was available in the US in 1988). Honestly, I didn’t really appreciate it when I watched it. I thought it was okay. Something made me rent it again at a later date and it actually sort of all sank in. I was hooked.

As an artist in a prior life, this helped fan the flames of my drawing passion. My style was never influenced by anime, but it made me love animation even more and gave me desires to move into that field (which I never did and I am actually glad I didn’t). For years to come I was always at my drafting table drawing non-stop.

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This exact thing happened to me multiple times at multiple GameStops. I actually went in, found something I wanted took it to the counter and wanted to pay. I was literally ignored. Mind you, there were other people in the store, but it was basically teenage employees talking to friends. I didn’t see any purchases going on, nor did it appear there would be. After waving my game at people saying Im ready and still not being served, I left. 2 separate stores did this to me.

I went back once more years later to buy Assassin’s Creed Revelations because they were selling it new for $20 when the normal price was still $40. I went in, looked for it, couldn’t find it and then asked. The clerk was nice and helped me, but knew nothing of their sale, had to look it up, couldn’t find it, asked for help from the other employee, then spent 10 minutes looking it up in their computer to finally find it and then proceeded to look for one of the two copies they had in the store. For an empty store and a guy who walked in to get a specific item, it took about 30 minutes. And of course, they spent more time trying to sell me on their membership and preordering ACIII than anything else.

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a little color would’ve done wonders for it.

I see what you did there.

But yes, I agree she needs more color. The design is actually better than I would anticipate, but it loses it’s flair because it all blends together and is boring to look at.

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I definitely agree. People tend to think gender differentiation is a bad thing because it separates and therefore doesn’t make women equal, but that is a jump in logic. You can have two things that are different but 100% equal.

What I think is ironic is that people criticized The Last of Us and Tomb Raider for their use of female characters, then turn around a year later and complain there are not enough female characters. I think this is just a case of people not being happy no matter what.

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Wow, this was merely a joke.
I didn’t think people would take it seriously.
It must be that my sarcastic voice didn’t come across on the internet.

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This is pretty awesome. I expected more naked kids though. Is that wrong?

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Has anybody asked Ellen Page how she feels about this?

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Beta should be open now, so go jump on that.

My two cents is that everything I saw of Destiny prior to the Alpha just does not excite me. Not that it looked bad, but that it just looked like another game, not the next “big thing” that it is being touted as. Essentially, it’s Halo and Borderlands mixed, both good games but nothing original. A zillion dollars in marketing will hype any game in my opinion.

The 10 minutes of the Alpha I played was good. I haven’t touched the Beta because my wife has been playing it with her friends non-stop. So my hands on experience is that I have watched it a lot. Sounds silly, but it still makes sense.
That being said, I have changed my stance on the game. It looks solid. Purchasing it was a maybe in my book, but now it is a definitely.

Again, I don’t think they have anything “special” here per say, but the game looks well made overall. What I think it excels at more than Borderlands is the coop features and the character customization.

From what you describe though I think you will enjoy the game quite a bit. So don’t be so gunshy about it.

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Pretty much this.
It’s starting to seem like just another controller. I had hoped this would “revolutionize” gaming a little. Maybe that’s a strong word, but I thought it would make some impact. Now it seems like it’s just another gimmick.
I still reserve final judgment until I use one though.

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The trick is to make something that people want to buy; not something that companies want to sell.

I agree with this. In fact, I agree with a lot of the article.
I disagree with some of the details, and some of it is true, but only one side of the coin.

For instance, I think the consoles as a multimedia center is a valued thing. Maybe MS tried to take it too far, but that doesn’t negate the premise. Historically, that is what people have wanted. I still have my original Xbox, which gave loads of media support out of the box, being able to play CDs (and rip the songs so you can listen to your music while playing a game) and easy plug in remote and dongle for DVD viewing. Top that with the fact that many people were loading up XBMC on them to make a “full” media console experience.
X360 just followed that route. XBOne tried to take it to the next level.

So again, I want my games, but I want my media too. So much so that I think the glaring flaw with the PS4 is NOT the lack of games, but the lack of DLNA, MP3, and CD support. Games will clearly come. Those other features maybe, maybe not.

I guarantee you that if Sony officially said that they will never add DLNA to PS4 but Microsoft said they definitely would, I would own an XBOne. That is a pretty powerful statement. Sure, maybe it doesn’t apply for everybody, but it definitely applies to some of the market.

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I concur. They needed to have shorter clips, and swap back and forth at full size.
Then show the same thing side by side.

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Yeah, the joke has to be a good one or it ends up being…well, what you described.

I have more of an appreciation for a “your mom” response to anything, because the brilliance of it is that it doesn’t actually need to make sense.

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Yeah, there are definitely vivobooks that meet that criteria. 13 and 14" versions abound.
The prices aren’t that bad considering I think you get better hardware than most other laptops. I just can’t speak for exchange rate though. I only know US dollars.

I still recommend taking a look around. Maybe Newegg CA.

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I have a love for yo mamma jokes. The other day my son told me “yo mamma so dumb she made an appointment with Dr. Pepper”
It was a proud moment indeed.

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Not sure everything you are looking for in a laptop, but I was looking around a while back for a friend. I settled on the Asus vivobook. She got it and is super happy with it. I played with it once and it seemed pretty good.
There are a lot of choices available for size and power, take a look and see what you think. Here’s an "example": http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00COQGJSK?cache=5f237d69c0393374064080b6ac6774ed&pi=SX200_QL40&qid=1406040353&sr=8-1#ref=mp_s_a_1_1 though

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This is really cool in concept. Right now it’s too buggy. I can’t always get a song to play. It says it is playing but will either do nothing, or play the prior song I just played.

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Bingo. It’s about making good characters. You think somebody up for your story, and they happen to be female, or black, or gay, whatever because it is part of who they are and how they came to be in your mind. Defining those things in any other way makes them token.

And to agree with your comment below, yes I think developers have the right to simply create what they want. Like GTA 5, simply say that a female character is not what we wanted so we didn’t make it. Period. Done. The minute devs change something to try to appeal to this vocalized need, they are altering their art. Now maybe they can make it work, but us expecting them to do it is like putting the square peg in the round hole, then complaining when there are splinters everywhere.

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