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16  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Josh breaks down every Game of the Year pick (and regrets every second of it) on: November 20, 2014, 04:00:11 PM
it's about that time those in charge of this place churned out another edition of the feature that initially drew me to this site about 10 years ago.

We have, in fact, begun the discussions about it for this year. :)
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 18, 2014, 04:54:59 PM
Man, I hadn't heard a Triumph reference in forever!

It's worth posting this again for anyone who hasn't seen it or who just wants a laugh.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x115u4_triumph-the-insult-comic-dog-star-w_fun
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 13, 2014, 08:28:03 PM
In differently related news, I give you: the nuclear bazooka.
19  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 13, 2014, 08:15:24 PM
I also watched the first 20 minutes of Journey to the West. Strange stuff, but admittedly interesting and entertaining. Definitely a Stephen Chow film. I'll probably finish it with some mary jane this weekend. "Fer shizzle".

Hey, I won't be the only one who's seen that! :D  I agree with your assessment.  Not my favorite of his, but not bad.
20  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: November 12, 2014, 03:59:04 PM
Oh yeah, definitely no offense taken.  I laughed.
21  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 12, 2014, 10:58:22 AM
Unfortunately, that's going to continue through the rest of his books.  It finally goes away (or at least diminishes) in the Brandon Sanderson books, where a few of the main characters do some long-overdue growing up.  I love that series... but I definitely agree with you about that being a not-good aspect of it.
22  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: November 12, 2014, 10:54:36 AM
Haha - that's so true, Damacon.  You know, my reviews mostly consist of an opening paragraph and a closing paragraph (just in case someone glances at them), joined by standard filler like "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua." ;)

My problem typically isn't with scores, but rather the actual review content, with reviewers sometimes downplaying serious problems such as Demon's Souls completely inability to pause, or exaggerating trivial flaws. Furthermore, if reviewers like games I dislike and dislike games I enjoyed, then I cannot take them seriously as reviewers. I guess a problem with mainstream reviews is that each reflects one person's opinion. What I would like to see is reviews written by multiple persons, by at least one person who liked a game and one who disliked a game.

Thing is, although not being able to pause Demon's Souls (or Destiny) is a bummer, it's intrinsic to the nature of a game that's designed to played online, with the ability for players to jump in and out at any time.  So a reviewer would be right to mention it, but in my opinion, it'd be wrong of them to criticize the game for that.  If you want a game that can pause, you shouldn't play that game, and that's all there is to it, because that is a feature that's mandated by the entire premise of the gameplay.

As far as reviews by multiple people, I don't think any reviewing group, be they us or GameSpot, has the time or money to have every game reviewed by multiple people.  That said, on high profile or divisive games, I do like the "second opinion" stuff I've seen in Game Informer, or our own multiple reviews on a few titles.  In our case, that only happens on rare occasions, but when it happens, it's because the second person felt strongly that they had something important to say.  Of course, I know that we're not necessarily considered "mainstream," and I think the staff would all agree that's a good thing.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGForums, by the numbers (AKA Josh goes meta all over everybody's asses) on: November 07, 2014, 09:48:55 PM
Ignore-ception.
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2014 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: November 04, 2014, 10:58:44 PM
I know some folks don't like Walmart, but in case any of you are not among those folks, they're having a sale on the 2DS right now - $80.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-2DS-Handheld-Video-Game-System-Crimson-Red/28876154?wmlspartner=PPkX79%2Fc%2Ab0&sourceid=29318123110489391276&oid=346677.10009120&u1=1192946FOF574721514&affillinktype=3&veh=aff
25  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 04, 2014, 10:35:44 PM
Finally saw Dredd.  I'm a fan of Karl Urban, so I'd meant to see it for a while.  It was not amazing, but it was worth seeing.  I somehow never realized that the comic was set in America, even though it's a British comic.  Of course, I've never read much of the comic...
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGForums, by the numbers (AKA Josh goes meta all over everybody's asses) on: November 03, 2014, 09:48:38 PM
We don't get very many people worthy of being banned here, because you're all swell.  (Also, shoot, I still need 500 more posts to hit 10,000.)
27  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Suggestion: Game Journal Sub-Forum on: November 01, 2014, 02:36:42 PM
Done - thanks.  I actually looked for that one a bit, but didn't find it.
28  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 01, 2014, 12:16:28 PM
Yeah, let's say that.
29  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Let's talk horror movies, shall we? on: November 01, 2014, 11:54:12 AM
Bruce Campbell is pretty awesome.

FYI for old horror fans, the latest guests on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast were the son of Bela Lugosi and the daughter of Boris Karloff.  It's a good episode.

http://www.gilbertgottfried.com/podcast.php

(Not every episode is great.  But more are worth listening to than aren't.)
30  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 01, 2014, 11:51:35 AM
Hey, check it out - this thread got moved to a new board!  I have nothing useful to say.  This is just so the thread triggers as updated for people.

Well, I could say that I'm playing Tears to Tiara II for a review, and also a DS game called CrossworDS that I got for a buck and was totally worth it.
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