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  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 10 days ago

    I do like that they bothered to make the 4K, HDR, and Enhanced distinctions on the boxes and online lists. It’s at least nice to know what the One X will do for a given game without resorting to a forum to find said information.

    Posted in "Xbox One X Enhanced" Doesn't Always Mean What You Think It Does

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 21 days ago

    I’m playing Mario and watching the World Series (Go ‘Stros!) this weekend.

    I would have picked up either Wolfenstein or Assassin’s as well, but I’m waiting for the Xbox One X release to play those. Then again, I said I’d wait for the X to play Evil Within something will end up being skipped or becoming a much later purchase.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Are You Playing on This Busy, Busy Weekend?

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 2 months ago

    I've played an insane amount of Destiny 1, and I can easily say that playing through the campaign of 2 solo has been absolutely lacking. I keep looking forward to the weekend when my group will be able to go in post-level 20 mode, because solo Destiny didn't keep the game alive for me--it's all about having the social aspect mixed with the excellent gunplay.

    Maybe it's bad, but I encouraged a couple of acquaintances to not pick it up if they were just thinking it would be the next great Bungie campaign. Because (as the author notes) it's not--it's in its own little cross of socializing and gameplay without a particularly strong base story.

    Posted in Destiny 2 and the Asteroid Blues, Part Three: See You Space Cowboy(s)...

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 2 months ago

    I'm glad to see that the fundraiser went well--it's hard to go wrong with Food Bank support.

    Personally, I'm glad that I had minimal damage to my apartment here in Houston. I won't be able to take off this Friday for some extra Destiny 2 time--we had to work in some makeup clinic appointments some time--but it's a very minor concern next to the damage some people took.

    Posted in Games Done Quick Raises Lots of Cash for the Houston Food Bank

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 3 months ago

    As the writer alludes to, playing Mega Man 7 again really reminded me how much I prefer the X series. It's so hard to go back to dash slides when X can wall jump, dash anytime...and smash blocks with his head!

    If only they'd bring back Mega Man X--the "Maverick Hunter" remake on PSP was excellent between the cutscenes, remixed soundtrack, and (especially) playable Vile. You really can't go wrong with Purple Boba Fett and his shoulder (and kneecap) mounted arsenal.

    Posted in Super NES Classic Reviews Game by Game #11: Mega Man X

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 3 months ago

    The closing quote sums up my thoughts on the matter--nothing was coming, so it can't exactly get any worse.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what Little Orbit does with it. They seem to be pretty realistic (and passionate) about the project, which is a plus after the post-Kickstarter campaign chaos.Edited August 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Unsung Story's New Developer Explains Why They Took on Such a Toxic Project

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 3 months ago

    While this campaign has been a mess, I'm (mostly) glad that it changed developers. I feel like it has some hope of existing now--even if it doesn't turn out well.

    It became clear that it just wasn't going to happen via Playdek, and certainly not in its original PvE vision (Playdek had discussed doing PvP instead on multiple occasions, which wasn't what the campaign was for). Maybe Little Orbit can at least deliver worst they won't put out anything, which isn't any different than how the game was going.

    Posted in Unsung Story Changes Developers After Years of Turbulent Development

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 3 months ago

    The book--and to a lesser extent, Armada--occupy that range of a light but passingly entertaining fiction. It's fun, and it something that a fairly large group of people decide to check out. It's truly a "pop" novel, for all that entails.
    I agree that both the hype and the hate were overblown. I'm just shocked by the amount of people I personally know (not just random tweets and editorials) that have either totally turned against the book, or have suddenly decided that they won't read it because "everyone says it's trash".

    Posted in The Backlash to Ready Player One Reveals the Blindspots of Entertainment Journalism

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 4 months ago

    I wasn't expecting to want more prior to starting the "season", but the series surprised me! Hopefully season two finds a way to be more than just castle traversal action.

    If only Konami would bring back the series... (not just the Bloodstained Kickstarter from others)

    Posted in Castlevania Netflix Review: Fans Will Cry Bloody Tears Of Joy

  • Avatar for ShadowTheSecond ShadowTheSecond 4 months ago

    I realize that Cuthbert acknowledges this, but it has to be really satisfying for him to see this release. There are so many stories of programmers/designers in the games industry that have to be frustrated at "losing" so much of the time they spent on a project.

    In great cases like Blizzard's MMO, Titan, they're able to take what they learned and do something like an Overwatch. In others like the Star Wars multiplayer game for 360 (with Inperials vs Rebels, 4v4 FPS or something like that), they have to settle for a leak showing off some footage.

    Posted in Star Fox 2 Programmer on SNES Classic Release: "It's Bloody Awesome"