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Wendell B
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Wendell B @pickhut12:52 AM
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:
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.
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.
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...
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...
Wendell B @pickhutAug 08, 2014
Just saw the new TMNT movie, minor thoughts: Other than some "????" moments, it wasn't offensively bad. Wasn't great, but I was expecting a wreck, so I was coming in low. The turtles were fun together, Megan Fox didn't feel intrusive or annoying, (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutAug 08, 2014
@honestgamer Heh, at least you got the job! When I interviewed a few years back for a company I used to work at, the interviewer clearly didn't want to hire me because I've been away for, like... only a year.
Wendell B @pickhutAug 07, 2014
So I think I just saw the oddest Xbox One commercial where a Rocky VI voice sample is played over a montage of video games.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 29, 2014
Currently Wanting to Play: Sniper Elite III. Was raring to go after beating V2, but busy things unrelated to video games is keeping me away for 2 weeks. <__>
Wendell B @pickhutJul 26, 2014
Hey, just wanted to throw out that, if you've been interested in a Wii U and don't mind it being refurbished, Nintendo is currently selling 32GB Nintendo Land systems for $200 on their site: http://tinyurl.com/llmwcxm . Though, it's only for US/Canada.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 21, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: The last DLC stage I played turned out to be a stage from the original game with some touches here and there. I... really don't know how to feel about replaying a stage, that was previously in a full game 7 years prior, as a paying stage.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@joseph_valencia I wish he was that big enough to shoot... @True Yeah, I had the same luck. It's really bizarre how you're not allowed to actually go in town. Would have made for more creative kills...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@honestgamer That's a lot of HGs... It is pretty cool to have that level of info in the listings, doesn't even look bloated.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 20, 2014
@True Yup, the first time it was happening, I seriously thought the game was bugging out on me and screwing up his movements. Good thing I bought the game with the DLC included, because I would have been ticked if I downloaded the DLC and saw.... this.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 19, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: Yeesh, the Assassinate Hitler DLC is junk. He's ALWAYS hiding behind a huge object and never peeks out. The only chance you have of hitting him is when he's quickly running for new cover facing away from you. There's never a solid shot.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 19, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: I think I've died more times here than in the first game, but I'm still having more fun. Though, I think it has more to do with my refusal to whip out a machine gun when I really need to... It's just more satisfying sniping. xP
Wendell B @pickhutJul 18, 2014
@pickhut Snapping out from cover to snipe someone is such a hit/miss thing, too, since there's no cursor on screen pre-snap. You just have to guess and hope the scope is near the target. But the game is fun from what I played. Not GREAT, but fun.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 18, 2014
Sniper Elite V2: Much better than the first mechanically, but little things are bugging me, like crawling. You can crawl on any walkable surface in the first, but here it autos to crouching on stuff like stairs of any size.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 14, 2014
Sniper Elite: In an incredible display of awareness, I somehow failed to notice a loud truck filled with soldiers roll up right behind me and the person I was trying to protect. We died instantly. And I forgot to save. Clearly my finest hour.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 13, 2014
@pickhut Literally after I wrote that, I just got gunned down 30 yards away while having full health. x_X
Wendell B @pickhutJul 13, 2014
Sniper Elite: Might be one of those cases where playing on easy mode makes the game more enjoyable. The accuracy of soldiers firing with standard weapons at you from 30/40 yards away is ridiculous...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
@pickhut Admittedly, it feels great to one hit kill a moving target from far away, but I wonder how long before it becomes repetitive.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
Sniper Elite: Way more actiony than I thought it would be. There's sneaking and, from what I've seen, very minimal stealth segments, but the rest is pretty much shoot at a distance while soldiers try to flank. It's usually unavoidable, too.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
Playing the first Sniper Elite for the first time and, after completing the first two missions, I honestly don't know if it wants to be a stealth or action game... It seems to want to do everything possible to make me fight a slew of enemies at a time.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
@pickhut Mongolia conveniently gains Networking, which narrowly puts them in the Tech lead, which in turn gave them the overall victory. To say I was butthurt would be an understatement. xD
Wendell B @pickhutJul 12, 2014
CivRev: I was pretty much guaranteed a victory in my Indian playthrough, as I was leading in all four categories, Dom/Tech/Money/Culture during the final five turns. Then, in the final action in the final turn of the game, (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 10, 2014
@pickhut going as smoothly as I wanted, so thankfully my Plan B Tech win kicked in before America could defeat me with a World Bank. That playthrough was stressful but fun.
Wendell B @pickhutJul 10, 2014
@pickhut Then I attacked his cities one by one with nonstop bombing attacks in an effort to slow his cash victory and obtain a dominant win for myself. Japan was annoying me too, so I wiped its two cities off the world. My battle with Abe wasn't (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 10, 2014
CivRev: America appeared for the first time as a "rival" during my England playthrough, and we were mostly peaceful until Lincoln aggressively aimed for an Economic win. So I did the logical thing: told him I hated him, then swiftly nuked a city. (cont)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 09, 2014
with fighter planes and bombers. In dramatic fashion, my World Bank was completed just as Japan took a city, was ready to throw everything at my best city, and with literally one turn left to spare before the game ended...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 09, 2014
Civ Rev: FINALLY got an Economic victory with Spain after "losing" three previous playthroughs with Dominance/Tech wins. The AI just went absolutely nuts when my World Bank was close to completion, especially Japan, who started attacking my cities (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 07, 2014
@honestgamer Xbox 360 port, the one that came out years ago. Yeah, I've heard they "quietly" released Revolution 2 on iOS recently, which I found to be odd. You'd think they advertise something like that more...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 06, 2014
@pickhut money win was out at this point. So I used my resources to quickly build a bigger ship a few turns later, which was estimated to reach Alpha Centauri on the EXACT year as Spain. In the end, I won the space race, but man, that was a close one...
Wendell B @pickhutJul 06, 2014
Civ Revolution: Was on my way to getting an Economic victory with France, until Spain suddenly gunned for a Technological win by launching every spaceship part in just two turns. The game was about to end in a few turns, too, so getting the (cont.)
Wendell B @pickhutJul 03, 2014
I planned on finishing up a review today, but I made the mistake of trying Civilization Revolution for the first time, and lost about 5 hours playing that game. And now I really need to sleep...


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