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by Xantiriad
August 27th, 2014, 10:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us
Replies: 169
Views: 24547

Re: Our next podcast recording: The Last of Us

It depends on the context and if the fiction is striving for realism. I find all "zombie" fiction to be ridiculous, but that doesn't stop me enjoying Plants vs Zombies or Dead Rising. In the case of TLOU I have less issue with the 'infected' more with the horrific and dark places they took it. It wa...
by Xantiriad
August 25th, 2014, 6:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us
Replies: 169
Views: 24547

Our next podcast recording: The Last of Us

Here's my two cents... Early today I managed to finish The Last of Us for the first time, after two previous aborted attempts. In fact, this play thorough almost never happened after the prologue left me in floods of tears and seriously angry at the gratuitous violence and graphic nature of the clim...
by Xantiriad
July 9th, 2014, 7:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Banjo-Kazooie
Replies: 20
Views: 4186

Re: Our next podcast recording: Banjo-Kazooie (& Tooie)

1998 was a big year for me: -- I passed the 'quarter century' -- I had bought my first flat after moving to Wiltshire from Kent, -- Arsenal won a first domestic double under Monsieur Wenger, and -- the Bear and Bird entered my life. Banjo-Kazooie remains one of my favourite video games of all time. ...
by Xantiriad
June 7th, 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Mario Kart game nights
Replies: 326
Views: 45873

Re: An Evening of Go-Karts - Mario Kart 8 Wii U

Sadly missed the frolics due to an overrunning kids party earlier today. Will keep and eye out for the next one.
by Xantiriad
June 6th, 2014, 7:30 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Mario Kart game nights
Replies: 326
Views: 45873

Re: An Evening of Go-Karts - Mario Kart 8 Wii U

Count me in!!!
by Xantiriad
June 18th, 2013, 10:07 am
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: The 'I want your stuff' Animal Crossing: New Leaf thread
Replies: 107
Views: 25535

Re: The 'I want your stuff' Animal Crossing: New Leaf thread

My wife got the invite to the island yesterday so I expect we will take a trip over there tonight.
by Xantiriad
January 13th, 2013, 10:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Steam Box
Replies: 46
Views: 8053

Re: Steam Box

delb2k wrote: So outside of the people that want a front room steam player is the market there?
That is the million dollar question. Like you I remain very sceptical of success outside of gaming enthusiast having a second box.
by Xantiriad
January 12th, 2013, 7:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: No more used game market
Replies: 17
Views: 5184

Re: No more used game market

It's more about choice.

Even after all this time 70% of all albums are still bought on physical media. Physical media is still 75% of all entertainment media spending.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/ja ... s-1bn-2012
by Xantiriad
January 12th, 2013, 7:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Steam Box
Replies: 46
Views: 8053

Re: Steam Box

Worth and cash are two very different things. Twitter is estimated to be worth $6bn but has had to make many investor cash calls and still makes small profits. Valve would have to hand over a lot of their business to raise the capital needed for hardware manufacturing in the volumes needed for a maj...
by Xantiriad
January 11th, 2013, 11:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Steam Box
Replies: 46
Views: 8053

Re: Steam Box

Sounds good to me Count. I think Phil Harrison's statements this week allude to the same model.

@Tony: Answer 2. Valve don't have anywhere near the capital to do anything else.
by Xantiriad
January 11th, 2013, 3:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Steam Box
Replies: 46
Views: 8053

Re: Steam Box

@delb2k I think that's why Microsoft have been trailing their $99 Xbox 360 on a 12 month contract in the US.
by Xantiriad
January 11th, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Steam Box
Replies: 46
Views: 8053

Re: Steam Box

Yes, and that brand has done all right. Plus, it's smaller. I want one, though I'd prefer it if it was modular (i.e. super-easily upgradable - eg. slide out the old gfx card, slide in a new one that just clips in). That's unlikely to happen. The PS Orbis dev kits and this Piston thing are all using...
by Xantiriad
January 11th, 2013, 2:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Steam Box
Replies: 46
Views: 8053

Re: Steam Box

It's the "Xbox" all over again. We are back to 1999

Here's why http://bit.ly/Sl05xJ
by Xantiriad
December 18th, 2012, 9:04 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Fez
Replies: 73
Views: 10546

Re: Fez

Fez is going to be discounted on XBLM on 20th Dec, so a good time to kick something off.
by Xantiriad
December 18th, 2012, 3:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1667
Views: 247911

Re: Game Suggestions for the Podcast

Some huge fans of Bizarre Creations on the team and I'll continue to keep beating the drum for getting a racing game on the show. The final night of Xbox Xbox Live. Playing PGR2 one last time online. A very special night for me. MSR/PGR games were the most innovative driving games of the last 20 ye...
by Xantiriad
December 18th, 2012, 2:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mass Effect
Replies: 47
Views: 9293

Re: So, the ending to Mass Effect then... (Massive spoilers)

I played ME3 over the launch weekend and completed it at 0300 on the Monday before the hullabaloo. Having invested over 100s hours, twice - on different characters, I reach the end and sat there in a dazed and tired state (it was 0300am). Unable to move for 20 minutes. Trying to comprehend the thoro...
by Xantiriad
December 14th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing + All-Stars Racing Transformed
Replies: 26
Views: 6163

Re: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing + All-Stars Racing Transfo

I was a huge fan of the original - it was one of my games of that year. The sequel is much more challenging but offers the same excellent racing model. Sumo Digital know how to make an excellent arcade racer!
by Xantiriad
December 13th, 2012, 8:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3275
Views: 393293

Re: Nintendo Wii U

Basically anything you can do on a DS or 3DS works on the Wii U. It is essentially the same use case.

In fact Wii U goes one step further in that it can consolidate down to one screen either on the GamePad or TV/GamePad with the Pro Controller.
by Xantiriad
December 13th, 2012, 5:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3275
Views: 393293

Re: Nintendo Wii U

I can answer that. Funky Barn is a 3DS port on the Wii U and the tablet acts like a touch pad to move stuff around on the TV.
by Xantiriad
December 13th, 2012, 12:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The state of Xbox live
Replies: 27
Views: 4461

Re: The state of Xbox live

I rather gratified to see folk expressing the same opinions on the XBL service that I've been complaining about for the past couple of years. What started out as a means to aid discovery within the XBL Marketplace became a "revenue opportunity" that was forced on consumers at the expense of usabilit...