Author Topic: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater  (Read 66181 times)

Offline trappedslider

  • Legendary Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1308
  • Trapped on another Earth that isn't home
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #740 on: May 09, 2018, 11:09:04 PM »
I don't think I was fair to Vegas when I used them in my post...At least Vegas is willing to admit it's all gambling.....even if they include the odds of winning   

Offline Jackinthegreen

  • DnD Handbook Writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 6146
  • I like green.
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #741 on: May 21, 2018, 02:22:02 AM »
Tencent has acquired majority stake (80%) of Grinding Gear Games, the makers of Path of Exile

Felt the need to share this since I'm...  Unsure and hesitant on what to think, though that's partially due to the late hour.  Tencent has been good about letting strong-performing companies keep their monetization models such as LoL has, but it's still Tencent and anything to do with them I take with a massive grain of salt.

Thoughts?

Offline Nanshork

  • Homebrew Connoisseur
  • Epic Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11094
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #742 on: May 21, 2018, 11:15:23 AM »
I trust the press release, GGG has always been very forthright.  Also apparently Tencent was already publishing the game so they my assumption is that this is about money, not creative control.

Edit: This is all about money, not control.
Quote
Grinding Gear Games is still an independently-run company in New Zealand. All of its developers still work for Grinding Gear Games and have not become Tencent employees. The founders (Chris, Jonathan and Erik) are still running the company, just like we have been for the last 11 years. Going forward, we will have financial reporting obligations to Tencent but this will have minimal impact on our philosophy and operations.

Edit edit: My god the comments to that announcement.  The entitlement of some of those people....
« Last Edit: May 21, 2018, 11:22:53 AM by Nanshork »

Offline SorO_Lost

  • DnD Handbook Writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 6797
  • I'll kill you before you're born.
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #743 on: May 21, 2018, 01:37:43 PM »
Edit edit: My god the comments to that announcement.  The entitlement of some of those people....
I guess you've never been to Reddit then? It's pretty much the standard these days, most people are delusional self-entitled narcissistic idiots with an attitude incontinence problems on social media. See also my current signature: "Are the words teen, SJW, & liberal synonyms?"

As far as my thoughts on the company, a lot of companies create different brands to appeal to people and maybe half the time those brands were acquired. Like Ford owns Chrysler which makes Dodge owners Ford lovers depending on your viewpoint.
Would you die if you jumped from my perceived ego to your IQ? - Is 15secs of confirmation bias a goal post worth arguing for? - Ever asked a "victim" what they did to deserve it? - Are the words teen, SJW, & liberal synonyms? - "Only Sith deals in absolutes" contains a misspelled word.

Offline Nanshork

  • Homebrew Connoisseur
  • Epic Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11094
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #744 on: May 21, 2018, 06:36:31 PM »
Edit edit: My god the comments to that announcement.  The entitlement of some of those people....
I guess you've never been to Reddit then? It's pretty much the standard these days, most people are delusional self-entitled narcissistic idiots with an attitude incontinence problems on social media. See also my current signature: "Are the words teen, SJW, & liberal synonyms?"

As far as my thoughts on the company, a lot of companies create different brands to appeal to people and maybe half the time those brands were acquired. Like Ford owns Chrysler which makes Dodge owners Ford lovers depending on your viewpoint.

I go to Reddit for procurement advice, things like "Which WiFi analyzer app for android is the best" and "Is so-and-so better than so-and-so".  Not to read people's opinions on events.

Yes yes, you have a signature that I block out because it enrages me.  Surprise surprise.

Offline SorO_Lost

  • DnD Handbook Writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 6797
  • I'll kill you before you're born.
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #745 on: May 21, 2018, 10:39:15 PM »
I go to Reddit for procurement advice, things like "Which WiFi analyzer app for android is the best" and "Is so-and-so better than so-and-so".  Not to read people's opinions on events.
It's probably for the best, I feel like I have to actively avoid scrolling down on r/news.

Yes yes, you have a signature that I block out because it enrages me.  Surprise surprise.
I wouldn't be surprised, you seem to be my polar opposite, but chillax a little.

Think of it this way, if you don't fall in X or X doesn't apply to you for Y reasons, then why be offended if Z wouldn't apply anyway for the same reasons?
Would you die if you jumped from my perceived ego to your IQ? - Is 15secs of confirmation bias a goal post worth arguing for? - Ever asked a "victim" what they did to deserve it? - Are the words teen, SJW, & liberal synonyms? - "Only Sith deals in absolutes" contains a misspelled word.

Offline Nanshork

  • Homebrew Connoisseur
  • Epic Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11094
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #746 on: May 22, 2018, 01:36:35 PM »
I'm not offended, I'm angered. It's different.

I could agree on the polar opposites thing.

Offline trappedslider

  • Legendary Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1308
  • Trapped on another Earth that isn't home
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #747 on: May 22, 2018, 11:51:50 PM »
https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/japanese-trademark-filing-hints-nintendo-64-classic/

If it does happen, it won't have one of the main reasons why folks bought the N64..goldeneye...

Offline Nanshork

  • Homebrew Connoisseur
  • Epic Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11094
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #748 on: May 23, 2018, 01:29:14 AM »
Perfect Dark was better.  :P

Offline trappedslider

  • Legendary Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1308
  • Trapped on another Earth that isn't home
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #749 on: May 23, 2018, 04:21:48 AM »
Perfect Dark was better.  :P
:P won't be on it either..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_64_games

My dream list of games on a classic would include the following:
Star Fox 64
San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing
Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
Pokémon Stadium 1 or 2 or even both
Pokémon Snap
Mario Kart 64
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
or
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Donkey Kong 64
one of the following:
Cruis'n Exotica
Cruis'n USA
Cruis'n World
Command & Conquer

Offline SorO_Lost

  • DnD Handbook Writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 6797
  • I'll kill you before you're born.
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #750 on: May 23, 2018, 09:16:34 AM »
Perfect Dark was better.  :P
:o

But that's something I'd say.
Would you die if you jumped from my perceived ego to your IQ? - Is 15secs of confirmation bias a goal post worth arguing for? - Ever asked a "victim" what they did to deserve it? - Are the words teen, SJW, & liberal synonyms? - "Only Sith deals in absolutes" contains a misspelled word.

Offline Nanshork

  • Homebrew Connoisseur
  • Epic Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11094
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #751 on: May 23, 2018, 09:51:21 AM »
Perfect Dark was better.  :P
:o

But that's something I'd say.

 :lmao

Maybe we're not so different after all!

 :p

Offline SorO_Lost

  • DnD Handbook Writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 6797
  • I'll kill you before you're born.
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #752 on: May 23, 2018, 11:15:15 AM »
Maybe we're not so different after all! :p
It all depends on your views about the Laptop Gun & the Farsight  :plot
Would you die if you jumped from my perceived ego to your IQ? - Is 15secs of confirmation bias a goal post worth arguing for? - Ever asked a "victim" what they did to deserve it? - Are the words teen, SJW, & liberal synonyms? - "Only Sith deals in absolutes" contains a misspelled word.

Offline Nanshork

  • Homebrew Connoisseur
  • Epic Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11094
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #753 on: May 23, 2018, 02:55:41 PM »
Maybe we're not so different after all! :p
It all depends on your views about the Laptop Gun & the Farsight  :plot

I haven't played in forever, I pretty much only remember the crossbow.

Offline SorO_Lost

  • DnD Handbook Writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 6797
  • I'll kill you before you're born.
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #754 on: May 23, 2018, 03:48:30 PM »
Maybe we're not so different after all! :p
It all depends on your views about the Laptop Gun & the Farsight  :plot

I haven't played in forever, I pretty much only remember the crossbow.
Laptop was the gun with sentry mode, throw it on the ceiling next to a shield and it'll try to kill slow people for you. The Farsight was the X-ray gun that prevented people from hiding around doors.
Would you die if you jumped from my perceived ego to your IQ? - Is 15secs of confirmation bias a goal post worth arguing for? - Ever asked a "victim" what they did to deserve it? - Are the words teen, SJW, & liberal synonyms? - "Only Sith deals in absolutes" contains a misspelled word.

Offline Nanshork

  • Homebrew Connoisseur
  • Epic Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11094
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #755 on: May 23, 2018, 04:35:42 PM »
I definitely remember the turret gun, I'm the asshole who loves the turret gun!

I remember the farsight too. The only time farsight was allowed in my pvp matches was farsights only IIRC. It was an argument starter because you could kill someone from the other side of the level.

Offline trappedslider

  • Legendary Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1308
  • Trapped on another Earth that isn't home
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #756 on: May 23, 2018, 04:38:27 PM »
i love being able to play Perfect Dark on my xbox one....just wish they had treated Goldeneye the same instead of attempting to "update it"

Offline Vladeshi

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 322
  • Feel free to ignore me.
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #757 on: May 23, 2018, 08:40:10 PM »
I definitely remember the turret gun, I'm the asshole who loves the turret gun!

I remember the farsight too. The only time farsight was allowed in my pvp matches was farsights only IIRC. It was an argument starter because you could kill someone from the other side of the level.

We always banned the farsight as well.

My favorite was the proximity pinball grenades.
The following explanation has been removed due to time constraints, character limits on posts, and the DC 30 Spellcraft checks to understand large portions of it.

Offline trappedslider

  • Legendary Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1308
  • Trapped on another Earth that isn't home
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #758 on: May 24, 2018, 03:02:16 AM »
I definitely remember the turret gun, I'm the asshole who loves the turret gun!

I remember the farsight too. The only time farsight was allowed in my pvp matches was farsights only IIRC. It was an argument starter because you could kill someone from the other side of the level.

We always banned the farsight as well.

My favorite was the proximity pinball grenades.

It's all about covering a bot in remote or proximity mines and watching them run off towards someone else.....bahaha

Offline SorO_Lost

  • DnD Handbook Writer
  • ****
  • Posts: 6797
  • I'll kill you before you're born.
    • View Profile
Re: Videogame Discussion III - Snake Eater
« Reply #759 on: May 24, 2018, 07:47:28 AM »
We always banned the farsight as well.
I was the reason it got banned in my groups. :)

Due to a combination of running sideways and tap targeting I'd consistently murder people standing around trying to use the auto aim to find me.

N-Bombs was our banned content. Chuck one set to proximity on the ground and let an ammo box spawn over it. Next person in wondering along and bam you're blind, disarmed, and probably getting shot at.

Would you die if you jumped from my perceived ego to your IQ? - Is 15secs of confirmation bias a goal post worth arguing for? - Ever asked a "victim" what they did to deserve it? - Are the words teen, SJW, & liberal synonyms? - "Only Sith deals in absolutes" contains a misspelled word.