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  • Watch 11 minutes of new Assassin's Creed: Unity gameplay

  • isaaccady 15/08/2014

    So it's not linear or hand-holding to have a cutscene that makes great efforts to point out everything you need to do (while claiming you have to figure it out on your own, I should add)?

    Also, that cutscene was pretty cheesy.

    The graphics are gorgeous, though. They should open up AC:U to the modding community so we can explore the world Assassin-Creed-Free.
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  • David Braben explains Elite: Dangerous £100 premium beta

  • isaaccady 12/07/2014

    @chucklepie And what exactly is Ian Bell currently doing with his career?

    You must excuse David Braben for actually trying to build a career and not simply living off of royalties from 20+ year-old computer games. I'm not saying one lifestyle is better than the other, but intelligent pricing is essential for business and business is what Braben pursued; Bell pursued hermitage.

    Also consider that $100 is not a lot for a big game and all it's future expansions. Diablo 2 cost $50 at launch and it's only expansion pack cost $30. That's a total of $80. There will likely be more than one expansion for Elite. Let's say there are 3 (there will probably be more). If each cost $30, with the original being $50, then the total spent would be $170. Of course, they might not cost $30 each.
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  • The real story behind The Sun's "Gaming as addictive as heroin" headline

  • isaaccady 09/07/2014

    I was under the impression that the Sun was a tabloid, much like the U.S.'s National Enquirer which has stories about bat boys and frozen cavemen coming back to life, and not to be respected or taken seriously as a news source.

    But I'm an American and have never read it. It could just be that it is stapled together, like our tabloids.
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition release date announced

  • isaaccady 24/04/2014

    Oh god . . . Who the hell is that corny dolt with a shotgun? Get ready for some serious eye-rolling. Reply 0
  • Blizzard dev apologises for "poor response" to female character design question

  • isaaccady 26/11/2013

    I don't understand how he responded poorly. I think it was a straightforward, honest answer. I have never thought Blizzard's depiction of women to be "hyper"-sexualized; maybe just a little. Yes, Kerrigan may be more bodacious now than her ugly, red dreadlock days in SC1, but I don't think it's blatantly sexualized. Like he said, they are going for a comic book feel, and most everybody in "super hero" comics are perhaps unrealistically unattractive, guys and gals.

    RPS might have just wanted to be edgy and push an agenda that is a very popular agenda to push right now. I don't think Blizzard was the best target for this agenda. Or perhaps RPS just wanted an honest opinion from Blizzard, because it is a hot topic, and were not necessarily implying anything about Blizzard's design choices.

    My point is: I think it is a pathetic quality of modern society for this man to be pressured to write a formal letter of apology for a straightforward and honest answer — which is probably the fault of Blizzard's PR department more so than any other entity. Dustin Browder has been unnecessarily shamed and hummiliated because other's are too concerned with a hot-button topic. I will not accept his apology as I do not think it is honest and true to his own voice.

    I think we should all move on and forget about this.
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  • Xbox One Resolutiongate: the 720p fallout

  • isaaccady 06/11/2013

    Microsoft's response to graphics comparisons sounds a whole lot like Nontendo's when they launched the Wii (and Wii U). Reply +3
  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

  • isaaccady 01/11/2013

    I was so bored with Ezio and Renaissance Europe half-way Brotherhood. I loved the setting in III, but was bored with the gameplay and pacing. IV comes for free with my recently bought pair of GeForce 760s, so I will play it, and am excited to, but I'm not setting my hopes high. Reply 0
  • Shorting the turnips market

  • isaaccady 24/07/2013

    @Golgo
    Sow Joan
    Dow Jones

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    or what the guy below said.
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  • Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded review

  • isaaccady 19/07/2013

    I thought the review was quite good. It was witty and appropriately short and cursory for a short and very cursory game.

    [rant]
    I feel anyone saying this is a bad review is perhaps, somewhat, maybe gynophobic. (You think?) Ellie hardly comes off as a feminist, but rather a rational, modern human with a very objective opinion on a game that is, without a shred of doubt, sexist and racist. I have played the original; women are generally given more respect in hardcore porn.

    Let's not assume that just because Ellie is a woman she cannot write objective video-game reviews. It is a tired argument that when anybody who doesn't have a phallus complains about sexism, they are a "feminist" (as if it's such a dirty word). An objective male with any maturity beyond that of a 13 year-old would recognize the unforgivable sexism and racism of the Leisure Suit Larry games. It is unforgivable because it just is not clever. If it was handled with tact and sharp wit, it would be a completely different story.

    Be careful of hating reviews just because they were written by a woman. Be even more careful of hating the writer for it. I see so many comments calling this out as a bad review, but hardly any of them are objective. The ones that do provide a rationale simply state that Ellie is a woman. I know, video game reviews are a business primarily dominated by men and women are scary to most men, but do not let that cloud your reason.
    [/rant]

    I do have to wonder about Ellie getting assigned these kinds of games based on her gender. If she has no say in the matter, it is definitely fishy. I she can pick what she reviews, let it be.
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  • Teenager's massive Skyrim mod took 2000 hours to make

  • isaaccady 17/07/2013

    @toddmeinershagen I've actually been upping your posts. I completely agree with you, I just don't agree with society. It's necessary because of perception; I just wish it wasn't. Indeed people need to be realistic, because it's a system that is impossible to fight. Reply +3
  • isaaccady 17/07/2013

    @toddmeinershagen You speak the truth. However, this will be an awesome résumé highlight and even something to help him get into some of the best art schools that offer game design. After school, he can add this to a demo reel / portfolio for a great amount of extra wow points. Employers are always impressed with pre-university ambition.

    The caveat is that the schools/employers probably aren't going to play his mod so he will need to get some awards attached to it for the boards to be impressed.

    I wouldn't say it's a tragedy, but probably not as much of a win as he wants it to be.

    I personally think it's a shame that a degree is so necessary in modern times. It is entirely possible to self-educate oneself to the same level of expertise that an expensive (read: overpriced) degree can.

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    The biggest draw is that Bethesda probably would expect to have to provide extensive training themselves to get him used to working on a creative team. This is expensive and time-consuming and the most valuable asset universities provide students.
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  • Miyamoto: Nintendo's game ownership policy should operate "like a toy company"

  • isaaccady 13/06/2013

    The philosophy makes perfect sense. Especially since Nintendo started out as a toy company. Along with this "toy" philosophy, I would like to see physical copies of Nintendo games produced indefinitely, since toys are physical things. I worry that the future will be download-only. Reply +3
  • 10 minutes of A Link to the Past 3DS revealed

  • isaaccady 19/04/2013

    I really hope the graphics change. they're kind of hideous. Reply 0
  • Capcom hopes Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will spark a "breakthrough" in the west

  • isaaccady 02/03/2013

    So, if the problem is that people in the west primarily play co-op multiplayer online and don't gather in places to play over local wifi on their handhelds, WHY WON'T CAPCOM ALLOW ONLINE PLAY ON THE 3DS!? Maybe it's a cultural barrier. Japan is a small country with a dense population, the U.S. and Europe are much larger and much less dense — the U.S. especially so.

    For instance: The only time I ever have a successful StreetPass with someone on my 3DS is when I take it to work at GameStop, where kids come in with their 3DSs or at an airport, where all the communication is with Japanese citizens. I never have successful street passes in crowded public places, nor on the train — nowhere outside those two circumstances.

    Perhaps Japanese developers don't understand just how difficult it is to find strangers in public places with 3DSs in the western hemisphere, let alone people actually willing to play with a stranger. Not to mention I'm a 24 year-old bearded man and most induviduals with 3DS stateside are children and what parent wants their kids socializing with a strange hairy man that they just happened to meet at the National Mall? Forget that these kids probably won't be playing Monster Hunter, anyway.

    I love playing on my 3DS over a console in many situations,much as when the lady wants to watch TV or when I want to relax on the couch and listen to records (my TV is not close to said couch). Also, I don't plan on buying a Wii U for a couple of years. I loved being able to play Mario Kart and Animal Crossing on my DS over the Internet and expect uniform online multiplayer across all 3DS titles, even 3rd party ones. Maybe there are technical hurdles . . . I don't know.

    I will still buy Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as I played a friends copy of Tri in college and loved it and would be overjoyed to have it on my 3DS. I will just have to be lonely when I play.

    I know this rant is all about me, but surely there have to be others who agree.
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  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate region locking to be lifted in April patch

  • isaaccady 28/02/2013

    @Sid-Nice lol. Please tell me that's sarcasm. But at this point I will believe any ridiculous thing... Reply 0
  • isaaccady 28/02/2013

    Okay. That's a start. Now how's about they let the 3DS players play online? Absolutely none of my friends have a 3DS nor is gathering together to play on handhelds a common thing in my circle. I mean: it's 2013. Why are companies still treating handhelds like its 2001 and you have to be in the same room to play with your friends (who have moved all over the world since college—not that it really matters as they don't have 3DSs anyway, but if they did... You get the idea)? Reply +1
  • Destiny: Bungie unveils its shared-world shooter

  • isaaccady 18/02/2013

    "Imagine after a hard day at work or at school, when you feel like you've been going backwards, imagine you could go home and spend an hour with an experience where you feel like you accomplish something," This is exactly the mentality that gets people unhealthily addicted to video games, among other things. It discourages people from trying to be successful in real life because they always has alternative release of dopamine. The game fills that hole artificially so that people can just kind of give up on trying.

    Imagine after a long hard day failing at work or fighting with your girlfriend or losing a loved one you could come home, heat up some substance in a spoon and then inject it into your veins. That substance would release large amounts of dopamine in your brain so that you feel rewarded and a false sense of accomplishment. That would be so awesome!

    Also, I don't think I would go to the gym if there was butt load of 8 year-olds there, swearing like sailors and making sexist comments in their squeaky high-pitched voices. This will be 80% of the online community of Destiny. X-Box live as a virtual world. This is why I prefer solo games or super complicated online games like Eve that spoiled little brats can't understand or have the patience for.
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