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« Reply #750 on: January 01, 2014, 10:09:38 PM »

UNCLE PHIL IS DEAD.

EVERYTHING IS SHIT NOW >:C 2014 CONFIRMED AS WORST YEAR EVER ALREADY.

Good news! He died on NEw Years Eve, which means 2013 just ended shitty.

rip Shredder
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« Reply #751 on: January 02, 2014, 02:30:37 PM »

UNCLE PHIL IS DEAD.

EVERYTHING IS SHIT NOW >:C 2014 CONFIRMED AS WORST YEAR EVER ALREADY.

Good news! He died on NEw Years Eve, which means 2013 just ended shitty.

rip Shredder
....then every turtle breathed a sigh of relief in unison.

Seriously, all the good ones are going. What the hell?!
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« Reply #752 on: February 02, 2014, 01:59:09 PM »

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.

You were in and made a ton of great movies.

Apparently he OD'd.  What a drag.
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« Reply #753 on: February 14, 2014, 06:56:57 PM »

Coolest thing at the Winter Olympics so far?  The helmets on the skeleton competitors.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/pictures/the-most-amazing-skeleton-helmets-at-sochi-olympics-2014-9119335.html
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« Reply #754 on: February 14, 2014, 07:32:38 PM »

OH MY GOD WHY DOES THE SKELETON NATION HAVE REPRESENTATION AT THE OLYMPICS not that I'm racist or anything I mean some of my best friends are skeletons BUT STILL.
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« Reply #755 on: February 14, 2014, 09:15:42 PM »

OH MY GOD WHY DOES THE SKELETON NATION HAVE REPRESENTATION AT THE OLYMPICS not that I'm racist or anything I mean some of my best friends are skeletons BUT STILL.

"And all my friends are skeletons
Beat the rhythm on their bones"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_zzCLLRvE&feature=kp (that line's about 1:30 in)

And as for the helmets, Sarah Reid of Canada's is my favorite. 
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« Reply #756 on: February 18, 2014, 02:21:24 PM »

Ken Levine closes Irrational Games (Bioshock, System Shock), keeps 15 of his best dev and opens new studio under 2K.

http://www.irrationalgames.com/

This made me laugh though:
https://twitter.com/KazHiraiCEO/status/435852255615807489
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« Reply #757 on: February 18, 2014, 07:20:18 PM »

Ken Levine closes Irrational Games (Bioshock, System Shock), keeps 15 of his best dev and opens new studio under 2K.

http://www.irrationalgames.com/

The weird thing about this story isn't that Ken Levine wants to make smaller games with a tighter team.  That's actually pretty normal.  Lot's of big game designers have gone that way in the past (Sid Meier, Cliff Bleszinski, etc.).

The absolutely fucking bizarre thing about this story is that he apparently feels the need to shut down the entire studio and fire everyone who worked there to do this.  Bioshock Infinite was not made by Ken Levine alone.  There are (or rather, were...) a ton of very talented people working there.  And as thanks for making one of the most successful games of last year they're all getting the pink slip just because Ken Levine wants to do something else...

WTF?
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« Reply #758 on: February 19, 2014, 11:56:12 AM »

I completely agree, I'd rather not have a games industry where as long as your name has enough recognition you can get away with the most heinous acts and still PR your way to looking like the good guy.
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« Reply #759 on: February 21, 2014, 10:49:38 PM »

Space Jam 2
Starring LeBron James..
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I got nothin'

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/space-jam-2-works-monstars-revenge.html
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« Reply #760 on: February 21, 2014, 11:07:34 PM »

Space Jam 2
Starring LeBron James..
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I got nothin'

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/space-jam-2-works-monstars-revenge.html

YES!!!

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« Reply #761 on: February 23, 2014, 12:08:10 AM »

Game journalism is a fucking joke.

So a couple days ago Gematsu did this story where they reported on the "most wanted" games from a particular Famitsu issue.  This is something Famitsu compiles from reader submissions every week, though there is naturally a big selection bias there (since only the most hardcore fans who are also Famitsu fans are going to bother to write in about it) and it shouldn't really be taken seriously.  And the Gematsu story makes it pretty clear that they reported on it on a whim.

Since then I've seen this story picked by all manner of other news sites but filtered down the blogosphere like a game of telephone, losing all context and turning into headlines like "Japan's 30 Most Anticipated Games".  But if you actually follow the source links they all come back to (eventually...) that Gematsu story about a stupid Famitsu poll that nobody really takes seriously.  But since Gematsu isn't reporting on the Famitsu results every week (even though Famitsu is doing them weekly) it makes this weeks results seem a whole like weightier than they should.

But hey, who needs context?
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« Reply #762 on: February 23, 2014, 12:28:07 AM »

Can we kickstart Andriasang to come back?

Yeah I feel like we don't have a reliable news for Japanese gaming atm...  I kinda hit up Gaf, and usually one of the 2,000 (minimum) members are on the ball in some form.
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« Reply #763 on: February 23, 2014, 09:33:13 AM »

Game journalism is a fucking joke.

Amen to that. Not this site, I have yet to see any non-news articles on RPGFan, but all the major sites are terrible, most of their news articles are along the lines of "Game Developer Says Their Game Will be Good."
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« Reply #764 on: March 19, 2014, 05:23:05 PM »

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/lifestyle/health/boys-organs-to-be-donated-helping-five-to-seven-others

...In a Word: Bittersweet.
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