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  • Avatar for Lane Lane 11 days ago

    "none of them were familiar with Bethesda's Gamebro ending"

    Assume you mean engine?

    Posted in The Making of Fallout: New Vegas: How Obsidian's Underrated Sequel Became a Beloved Classic

  • Avatar for Lane Lane 11 days ago

    " Obsidian obtained data from the U.S. Geological Survey, which they included in their pitch to Obsidian."

    Posted in The Making of Fallout: New Vegas: How Obsidian's Underrated Sequel Became a Beloved Classic

  • Avatar for Lane Lane 15 days ago

    @ArugulaZ You were experiencing Donkey Kong/the Coloecovision with a decade of advancements in the rear view mirror. But at the time of release in 1982 - it was amazing.

    Up to that point we had the Atari 2600 and the Intellivision - both firmly based on mid-70s tech. Any arcade game released after 1980 or so required major compromises when ported to those platforms. Look at the versions of Donkey Kong for either one - they're laughably poor. While standards were much lower back then, even at the time I knew the 2600 version was lame. Yellow pizzas that rolled down perfectly horizontal girders, only two levels, and ear-grating sound effects. But it was all we had access to.

    But the Colecovision version of DK was worlds better. It was far, FAR more faithful to the arcade original than any other version that was available at the time. Donkey Kong wasn't a monochrome, amorphous blob. The sound effects actually resembled those of the arcade game. It was plainly obvious what it was at first glance, whereas the 2600 and Intellivision versions could have easily been mistaken for third-rate clones if you didn't know any better.

    Was it arcade perfect? In retrospect, no, obviously. But at the time it brought the "arcade experience" home in a way that had never been done before.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's the First Game You Bought That You Wish You Could've Returned?

  • Avatar for Lane Lane 19 days ago

    Great game - my favorite of the year so far.

    Posted in Prey is down to $20, will you buy it yet?

  • Avatar for Lane Lane A month ago

    Looks like my preorder is on track... at least for now.

    Posted in Walmart's SNES Classic Pre-Orders are a Mess... Again

  • Avatar for Lane Lane A month ago

    Thank you - the pop culture references sprinkled everywhere were fun, but it was not a good book. Very early on the author pretty much lays out his personal political views point for point. I knew then that this wasn't Shakespeare I was about to read.

    I fully expect the movie to be terrible. Because all the deep references (well deep-er, anyway) in the book will be excised to appeal to a mass market audience, stripping it of what made it interesting in the first place.Edited 3 times. Last edited July 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Ready Player One's Movie Teaser Reflects A Book That's About Nothing

  • Avatar for Lane Lane 2 months ago

    While the SID chip audio was impressive on its own, the fact that they were able to add sampled electric guitar to the mix put it over the top.

    In retrospect though, yeah, it's pretty grating.

    Posted in Pokémon GO Turns One, Mario Will Never Die, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

  • Avatar for Lane Lane 2 months ago

    @nimzy My thoughts exactly. While I would like to have one of the NES classics, I'm not going to spend more than the retail price. It's not food, water, or shelter - it's a toy. If people want to spend exorbitant amounts of money on one, that's on them.

    If I can't find an SNES classic at a reasonable price, I'll have to console myself (no pun intended) with a Raspberry Pi and one of the 128GB SD images floating around out there.Edited June 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Scalpers and Collectors Battle over the SNES Classic Edition

  • Avatar for Lane Lane 3 months ago

    @KaiserWarrior You assume that everyone who is in the market for a console is also in the market for a gaming PC.

    You and I may have gaming PCs that put the 1X to shame, but there are many gamers who want the latest and greatest hardware, but have no desire to wade into the PC waters.Edited June 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in The Nintendo Switch Is Going to Teach the Xbox One X a Hard Lesson

  • Avatar for Lane Lane 3 months ago

    @ericj.baker43 "Who on earth buys a new $800 phone every single year? I get the comparison they think they're making, that smartphones are expensive (even more than game consoles) and we buy new ones with some regularity. But those comparisons seem very willing to forget that A) most new smartphones don't even cost $700-$800."

    Most people don't bother to do the math on their subsidized phones. For example, with AT&T Next, if I get an iPhone 7 today with a paltry 32GB of memory, I'll pay $650 minimum (not including all the extra gotcha fees they tack on) - it just happens to be spread out over the course of 30 months. *And* I have to relinquish it... 'scuse me "trade-in" in two years. While I'm still on the hook for another 6 months! Yet No one bats an eye at that anymore.

    But $500 up front for a high end console that will have an active life of 5-10 years? Highway robbery!

    Mikki-Saturn's tablet comparison is a bit more apt. Again, people don't think twice about splashing out several hundred bucks for the latest iPad, but somehow the 1X price is a bridge too far.Edited 2 times. Last edited June 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in The Internet Reacts to the Xbox One X $499 Price