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Wendell B @pickhut10:42 PM
Virtua Tennis: I feel like the controls aren't as responsive as they should be sometimes. I was going against the final opponent in arcade mode, and at times it felt like the game deliberately gave up on me even though I was able to make a shot.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 13, 2014
I was contemplating doing CART Flag to Flag as a second Dreamcast review this month, but remembered I tried two years ago and gave up halfway through its championship mode out of extreme boredom. Maybe Virtua Tennis... but the controller... gah.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 06, 2014
I want to write a new review so bad right now, either for Sniper Elite 3 or a Dreamcast game (for 9/9). Sometimes it really sucks being busy with other things in life. x_X
Wendell B @pickhutSep 04, 2014
So am I the only one who thinks and fears that Bayonetta 2 is going to bomb hard? I enjoyed the first game and want to play this, but, unless I'm looking in the wrong places, it seems like no one is looking forward to the sequel other than the core fans.
Wendell B @pickhutSep 04, 2014
@wolfqueen001 I read the plot synopsis for his three upcoming movies (Tombstones, Taken 3, Run All Night), and they sound almost interchangeable. I guess it works for him if people are still willing to see these in theaters...
Wendell B @pickhutSep 03, 2014
Just saw a commercial about a movie where Liam Neeson has to find someone who was kidnapped, and I automatically thought it was Taken 3. It wasn't. Then I found out Taken 3 was an actual thing regardless. How many kidnapping movies is he going to star in?
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:
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.


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