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Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer02:22 AM
Walking Dead 1.4- Currently on chapter 5, about to enter Crawford.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:18 AM
Ohhhhhhh yeeeeaaaaaaahhhh...... It feels good to be able to game again.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 01, 2014
I am not even exaggerating when I say that this text is horrible. I've had a few occasions where I imagined Jason sending back a copyedit with a note saying something like, "This was a very, very rough read, and took many years to edit..."
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerSep 01, 2014
I am nearing the end of the dreadful text book, and I should soon have my exam scheduled and dealt with. Yes, this means you can expect reviews from me again soon. You've been warned.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 01, 2014
@pickhut Okay, replaying the SE3 Hitler DLC a third time just to see him get killed by a church bell was worth it. Kinda. Maybe. Not really. You're better off just watching a video of his deaths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnsfttwi7b0
Wendell B @pickhutAug 31, 2014
Replayed the SE3 Hitler DLC again, and after browsing the achieve list, I discovered there's 7 unique ways to kill him. Would've been nice for the game to give me more than a few seconds to realize this, or better yet, implied within the mission. >_>
Wendell B @pickhutAug 31, 2014
Tried Sniper Elite III's Hitler DLC to see if Rebellion botched it like in V2. They pulled off the exact "blink and it's over" nonsense. Why can't I have a savory Hitler kill? Rebellion, have you never played NES Bionic Commando or Wolfenstein 3D??
Wendell B @pickhutAug 31, 2014
@Germ I thought someone else would've answered this by now, because... I have no clue. It was a browser game thingy that I never joined in on because I was too occupied at the time with other things.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 31, 2014
@joseph_valencia I envy you! I honestly don't know how I stumbled onto this mess in the first place... I was just browsing 'bout video games.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 30, 2014
@EmP I didn't think it was possible for someone to be as ridiculous as Phil Fish when it comes to absurd tweets, but these last two weeks have proven me wrong.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 30, 2014
@joseph_valencia Yeah, I'm guessing it's going to be very specific stuff that's mainly gonna be from Nintendo themselves. Likely most developers will stay away from making games just for the "improved" 3DS since they want to make a profit, not a gamble.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 30, 2014
@EmP What next??! Devin Faraci saying gamers are worse than terrorists? /v/ giving birth to a daughter? Sites writing articles trying to phase out the word "Gamer" by turning it into a negative term? None of this will ever happen...
Wendell B @pickhutAug 30, 2014
So I didn't think much of this New 3DS model at first, until I heard that certain upcoming games can ONLY be played on it because of its improved CPU. Erm... Nintendo, you seriously want me buy a second 3DS for a super exclusive library?
Wendell B @pickhutAug 29, 2014
@EmP Well, your ex-lover, Keiichiro Toyama, said quite the opposite in his blog!
Wendell B @pickhutAug 27, 2014
@pickhut Just finished a go at SE3's "Horde" mode where you have to complete 15 waves to beat a map. I died in wave 14 in the most embarrassing way possible: fell through a hole in a bridge while searching for other snipers. >_<
Wendell B @pickhutAug 27, 2014
So a new patch has come out for Sniper Elite III that has supposedly fixed the loading issue. Supposedly. I got past the title screen and played the game for a little bit. I'm glad I didn't delete my save, because I missed this marvelously flawed game.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 27, 2014
The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers book is finally out, and wow, wasn't expecting it to be near $50. And Volume 1? I assumed this was going to be just one book.. Sure, it's 500 pages thick, but I need to think hard about this as a purchase.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 22, 2014
@pickhut Wait, it's $30. Nevermind.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 22, 2014
Oh wow... you know what I totally forgot was a thing? The Steel Empire remake for the 3DS eshop. It came out a few weeks ago. Man, I wish I wasn't too busy to try it out.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 21, 2014
someone who talks over a game for only one video is now a Let's Play One Off, a person who talks over a game they didn't play is a Let's Watch, and videos where no one is talking is either now called a Long Play or HAS to be labeled with "No Commentary".
Wendell B @pickhutAug 21, 2014
The one thing I really dislike about Let's Plays is how much it seems to have a grasp on video terminology now. Basically every video where someone talks over a game falls under the "Let's Play" category in a lot of people's eyes:
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 21, 2014
@jerec @joseph_valencia @honestgamer You guys also forgot forced humor. Plenty of that going around.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 21, 2014
@jerec 45 years and counting!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 20, 2014
@pickhut important game of all time.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 20, 2014
@pickhut Ugh, that guy. I don't blame him for being pissed off, because I sure as hell would be if 99% of the internet were constantly trolling me, but I he needs to get over himself. "You don't deserve Fez 2." Oh noooooo! 'Cause Fez 1 was the most...
Wendell B @pickhutAug 19, 2014
You know, Phil Fish should consider a career in horror movies, because he has this amazing ability for showing up out of nowhere and shouting stuff when you least expect it.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 19, 2014
Have you ever had that moment where it felt like you played a game 6/12 months ago, but it turned out to be more than that? I was just looking through my achievement lists on my Xbox 360, and the "Last played" dates are blowing my mind.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 19, 2014
@honestgamer @espiga @jerec I have noticed that there's a growing number of people who leave comments on articles on Facebook saying, "Ugh, you didn't say it was a video! I can read, you know!"
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 19, 2014
@jerec @espiga I've thought about starting a Twitch account. I dunno, I tend to be more of an article type person than a video one.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 19, 2014
@jerec The closest we've had to that brought on endless waves of whining. I'm not sure we can withstand another attack like that.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 17, 2014
So, yeah, went back to playing V2 for a bit after a week with 3, and immediately I could tell: V2 is easily the better game.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 16, 2014
@pickhut I guess it goes without saying, and I'd hate to say it after the fun I had with the game, but don't get Sniper Elite III on the 360/PS3 in its current state. It doesn't seem to be a problem with the PS4/One consoles, but don't take my word on it.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 16, 2014
@pickhut Well.... at least I completed the game before this happened. And I kinda don't want to delete saved data. Guess I'll play V2 instead. >_>
Wendell B @pickhutAug 16, 2014
Sniper Elite III: So today I found out I can't play this game anymore because it freezes at the title screen while loading data. I checked online for fixes, and apparently, this is an issue lots of people are having that hasn't been patched yet.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 15, 2014
Sniper Elite III: beat the campaign mode. The last level was weird. It almost felt like an amalgamation of things I've seen in various media over the last few decades.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 15, 2014
Sniper Elite III: completed the 7th mission, and the game has grown on me despite its flaws. I dunno yet if it's as good as V2. I need to think long and hard about that.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 14, 2014
@EmP Still sounda better than what the franchise has been doing.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 13, 2014
Sniper Elite III: it's a bigger beast and has some interesting improvements over its immediate predecessor, but its glaring flaws are doing a wonderful job at making 3 inferior to V2. I'm still enjoying myself, but they really needed to fix some things...
Wendell B @pickhutAug 13, 2014
@pickhut Finished the third level, and it had to be the most unintentionally comical playthrough I've had in the entire Sniper Elite series. The bugs and the obsessive use of bloom made it a B Movie experience.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 13, 2014
@honestgamer @EmP I'm sure he's getting the vapors and tweeting Kojima right now for more scenes of sexy CGI Norman Reedus.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 12, 2014
@pickhut Okay, just completed the second level, and the radar isn't as bad as I thought. Though, I've noticed an almost ironic dilemma I'm having with this game compared to... well, I'll save that for the review if I write one.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 12, 2014
Sniper Elite III: I was aware this game included a mini-radar in the corner of the screen. I was unaware that you can't get rid of it...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 12, 2014
I got to the final stage on Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel. I may have had all I can stand. Review forthcoming, some day.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 12, 2014
@honestgamer According to what I've read, Zero is a spin-off of Aero (apparently they're rivals or something like that), so that might be why. I'm not sure about Aero, but Virtual Console isn't missing much without Zero...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 12, 2014
So far, Zero is not especially good. It's pretty much a standard animal-themed platformer with slightly irritating jump mechanics, made worse by its reliance on special maneuvers that you would most likely only know about if you read the manual.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 12, 2014
It also came to my attention that I've only reviewed on Sega Genesis game here. I aim to remedy that. I've compiled a list of games to play and eventually review. I tore into Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel a few minutes ago, and made it to a fire stage.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 12, 2014
I decided that since I'm more than 25% of the way through my text that I'd take some time to game and blow off some steam. Unfortunately, I'm not picking up Walking Dead right away, because I don't want to re-hook myself on that while studying.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerAug 09, 2014
Gaming progress- Nil. Studying progress- Five chapters down, eighteen to go. I discovered that I need to memorize about a dozen different regulatory and voluntary standard-driven agencies, from FDA to Joint Commission. Bleh...
Wendell B @pickhutAug 09, 2014
@honestgamer Well, he didn't direct the film, but the movie was full of his signature styles of directing that I can't help but believe he ghost-directed it to some degree. Or ghost-edited.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 08, 2014
@pickhut , but my biggest two complaints is how it kinda felt short and that the exposition dragged a little. Yes, I'm saying a Michael Bay-produced movie had too much plot...


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