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  1. 27 points
    Well, he'll have a hell of a time finding a leg to stand on when he tries to cover this mess up.
  2. 17 points
    How utterly disgusting to exploit the goodwill of others in this manner. No doubt a legion of white knights will flock to defend him akin to his equally disgusting girlfriend.
  3. 17 points
    Unemployed, Mr. Orth?
  4. 15 points
    There's a strong rumor going around that Mr. Adam Orth is no longer employed by Microsoft. He is an ex-creative director. His slip has been pinked. He is without a job, sans career. Where once there was work, there is now none. His services are no longer required. He's been shit-canned, sent packing, terminated, let go. (He has been, as they say in the business, fired.)
  5. 13 points
    It all started on gaming forums, then it moved onto general gaming websites, after which point it spread all over the internet, and now it's the top freaking story on Yahoo, the 4th biggest website in the world: The guy who started this all must have had an interesting day at work, to say the least. This shit blew the fuck up like nothing I've ever seen before, in terms of videogame scandals and blow-ups. It's just incredible.
  6. 12 points
    Play-Anywhere. Play-Anytime. Play-Online. Play-Offline. Play-With friends. Play-Station. NintendOffline NintendOnline. Nintendo. Wii Let U play Online. Wii Let U Play Offline. Wii Won't Charge U. Or something... I'm not paid to come up with slogans!
  7. 11 points
    Tornado

    Xbox 720 / NeXtBox / Durango / Infinity

    We've got the SimCity 5 debacle, and the Diablo III mess. Now we present another great moment in Always Connected Gaming history:
  8. 10 points
    During Pokesmash tonight, some 11 hours from now on. "Your puny Mind Reader never could understand! I am Mewtwo, the most powerful Pokémon in the universe, and you are nothing but a Mankey!"
  9. 9 points
  10. 8 points
    They wouldn't need to, NK got that covered.
  11. 7 points
    Okay, I'm sorry for risking a renewal of the past few pages, but I like how throughout that argument only one person brought up Tails taking a shot from Eggman's mind control ray as part of what Tails did. You'd think something like that would have given Sonic more of an incentive to get Tails off the station, so he didn't have to worry about Tails making another sacrifice like that for him again. Which brings me to another pet peeve: People downplaying or flat out glossing over details and actions taken by a character or narrative for the sake of making their case over how these things are treated. If taking a bullet isn't a big enough action for a character to take, if going to a maximum security military prison isn't enough of an indicator to show how insane brave a character will go to rescue a friend, or if you want to call something that was made to be a cheknov's gun useless, then I question what you would have to say regarding anything about a narrative. That's being so arbitrary and dishonest and I'm sure you know better.
  12. 6 points
  13. 6 points
    Hahaha. You will get a shitty timed event and you will like it.
  14. 6 points
    Soniman

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    How is he dead weight when in Colors and (to an extent) Generations he's the done who figures out all this shit Eggman's up to? He' the one who made the translator in order to communicate with the wisps, allowing them to easily figure out what's going on, and this.... Is a load of bull, Sonic didn't push Tails in that elevator because he thought he was useless, he did it because he wanted to protect him. Whether Tails could've handled himself or not was irrelevant to Sonic (hell before he was pushed Tails was conversing with Sonic how how THEY should fight him, implying he was willing to get in on the action as well) because he was going on big brother instinct. So yeah, Tails "being treated the worst" is a statement I find utterly baffling.
  15. 6 points
    A fan drew his interpretation of the new form.
  16. 6 points
    As for the whole Arcade thing. Xbox Live Arcade has quickly become the worst of the 3 in terms of dev support. Nintendo especially has completely redone their digital program with the introduction of the Wii U, and allows devs the freedom they don't have with Live. Sony too. For one, they both actually allow them to patch their games without paying 40,000 dollars.
  17. 5 points
    Well I think it's awesome. Looks like the fan's interpretation but sleeker. The simplified hands and feet match the design style of Pokemon and it honestly looks like a mix of current and old gen to me, just like it should be with something like this. I like that it looks like a crazy ass sentient being way the fuck smarter than you could ever hope to be.
  18. 5 points
    idk why ya'll are hating, it looks cool as hell. It looks 100x better than it did in the previous images.
  19. 5 points
    Yup. If anyone is wondering - I did the vocal processing/effects on the opening track of the album to make Viz sound like a freaking badass. Uncredited though. Not really needed.
  20. 5 points
    Komodin

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    Don't tell me you forgot about the Ice Cream Vendor's doomful ranting in the cutscene after Windmill Isle Act 2...
  21. 5 points
    Kuzu

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    Since we're on the subject of characters, I have a new peeve. I personally feel out of all of the characters whose screentime and relevance that have been shafted in recent years, Tails & Knuckles by far have had the worst of it. I know this is gonna sound biased but good god seeing how far those two have fallen is sad. Going from being Sonic's closest and most prominent allies that could contribute just as much as him, to being negligible side characters that hardly do anything is such a damn shame. Tails becoming a coward that's forgotten how to fight(&fly) and has to rely on Sonic to handle every major thing. Knuckles becoming a meathead that just exist to get smacked around and ridiculed. Shit's aggravating.
  22. 5 points
    So we've got Ubisoft delaying the much-anticipated Rayman Legends for over half a year just so it can be released as a multiplatform title, Aliens turning out to be feces pressed on a disc thanks to Gearbox not doing their job, SimCity turning out to be one of EA's biggest fuck-ups thanks to it's always-online DRM, and now the writing more or less on the wall that Microsoft's next Xbox will need a mandatory online connection thanks to their bumbling creative director's tweets of blatant ignorance. Something tells me that some gaming heads in the West did not carry their brains with them into the new year. :V
  23. 5 points
    IDK about you guys but that looks pretty badass to me. I don't really find the whole head thing silly to be honest, I think it looks better than just giving him a bigger brain or something, since I assume that's how you'd 1up Mewtwo anyways, being all psychic and smart and stuffs. So yeah, if it is real and winds up looking somewhat close to that fan interpretation, I'm totally cool with that.
  24. 5 points
    Well it's a vicious cycle isn't it? Developers are scared their games won't sell on Nintendo systems, so they don't put all their effort into making them good and then complain when it doesn't get attention, or they port one game, don't support it with DLC (like with injustice) and then wonder why it wasn't successful. Fighting games are cool and I'm glad the WiiU is getting some, the Wii got like 2 in its whole life on the market. But yeah, they're not really system sellers, unless Capcom somehow chuck an exclusive SFV on the WiiU and I can't really see that happening. But Wreck-It is right, third party exclusives just aren't a thing people really do anymore. A few gens ago, games typically saw release on one system, sometimes, two, rarely three. Nowadays? Almost any big game on PS3 is gonna be on 360 too, or vice versa. It's a relatively new treatment, and it's interesting to see how the WiiU is or isn't taking part in that due to the usual attitudes. I'm glad the WiiU is getting big third party multiplat titles at all, but at the same time, it could stand to get ports of some stronger more hyped games like Tomb Raider or Bioshock. It's a bit of a shame they skipped out on the WiiU (and maybe it wouldn't have happened if Nintendo got dev-kits out more than 2 months before public launch lol)
  25. 4 points
    Nepenthe

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    And now that they're doing so, we have absolutely boring, unambitious shit. Ultimately though, parsing criticism and the end result of doing so is not that black and white. Some of Sonic 06's themes and cliches that critics hate managed to find their way back into the very next game- realism, humans, demonic monsters, hubs, multiple campaigns/gameplay styles, etc.- but Unleashed is still a significant improvement from every conceivable standpoint of game design and programming. Besides, I don't think everyone at Sega needs IGN telling them that Sonic 06 was awful anyway. I doubt it was released because they thought it was good, but rather because the nature of entertainment is to release shit on time regardless of whether or not you screwed up. You can't fix something forever or constantly start over when you're on someone's payroll.
  26. 4 points
    Finally listened to the whole album and all I have to say is WOW. Everyone did an amazing job on the album! There was no track I did not like on it. Now to keep listening to it.
  27. 4 points
    Diogenes

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    Was he really that good in '06, ShtH, or Heroes? He was playable in two of them (to a limited extent), sure, but what good was he otherwise? As much as I'd like to see him playable again, I think Colors handled him better than any game since the Adventures, and neither Unleashed nor Generations treated him badly, even if his role was fairly small in them. Tails is basically the only character outside of Sonic and Eggman that still matters, so to say that he's been treated the worst is baffling.
  28. 4 points
    Blue Blood

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    Hey, I like Nack too. Thing is, we're not being cynical when we say SEGA don't want to use him, and they won't allow other companies to use him either. We're being realistic
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  30. 4 points
    I don't believe the next Xbox will be always-online. America is Microsoft's main audience, and its internet infrastructure is not good enough for everyone to use the console (nor is it for their other markets). It would never work, and there's a lot of experienced businessmen up there who understand this, and you do need ubiquity for a console to be successful. Adam Orth is notoriously sarcastic, and this just seems like an ill-advised attempt at media management. Manveer Heir latter tweeted clarifying it was just a joke and Orth was playing with him. Of course, Adam still acted like an ignorant douchebag: being in a high position and making jokes about "always online devices" in that agressive tone is unacceptable for someone representing a company. Spitting on potential customers is likely to get you a nasty response, no matter which industry you work in. People are assuming this is definite proof that the platform will require a constant connection, but we can't take any conclusions yet.
  31. 4 points
    I'd personally love for Shade, Ix, and the Nocturnus to be reintroduced in a different game with a completely different narrative and some retooling to their character, mainly Shade. I honestly didn't mind the aliens in the Twilight Cage, and my mind is a bit on a frenzy with what we could do with them. Also, another serious pet peeve of mine I feel like reiterating is character bashing, because it often crosses a line beyond criticism and ends up looking more like trolling when it's provoking fans of that character. I've had enough of that back in 2005, you'd think we could share our criticisms a lot more civil than that.
  32. 4 points
    It's downloading. IT'S DOWNLOADING.
  33. 4 points
    Conando

    Xbox 720 / NeXtBox / Durango / Infinity

    If it does turn out to be always online, I do think the PS4 and Wii U have the opportunity to win big.
  34. 4 points
    Nepenthe

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    I don't really care that you've attempted to stop the current discussion, because you need to know up front that this kind of flaming is not tolerated. Getting so upset over differences in opinion about a fictional character most people don't even know exists, that you need to start telling members to fuck off from the topic, is ridiculousness and immaturity of the highest order. If I see such shit again from you, it's a strike.
  35. 4 points
    Solly

    Shovel Knight [PC/3DS/Wii U]

    Manami Matsumae who worked on Mega Man 1, 2 and 10 will be doing 2 original pieces of music for the game. She's also the person who created the old sound effects for Mega Man 1, from Mega Man dying to the boss door opening and closing. You can read more here. This is pretty awesome.
  36. 4 points
    This is one of the most low key scandals I've ever seen. Where's the anonymous gay sex in a public bathroom? Where's the hundreds of thousands of dollars in embezzlement from campaign funds? Where's the pork barrel civil projects that spend millions on infrastructure to backwater hometowns?
  37. 4 points
    Starting to question just how important this guy was, though. Supposedly he's not really in charge of anything.
  38. 4 points
    Neogaf found something very interesting... more or less further confirmation that it's an online only machine. I noticed this when the topic was at page 47 but not able to post it here until now... that topic is now at page 107 and I've no idea if this has been debunked yet. I can't get the link working anymore but if you wanna give it a try.... The guy was/is a dev for some studio and his post went along the following lines. "I can't say too much due to embargos. But with regards to the Durango, you'd better make sure your ISP bills are all paid" So people on Gaf did some research... The guy is named Nikolai Mohilchock Here ishis Xbox live score account where he lists what games he's worked on. His Moby Games page. Linked In account. And here is the studio he works at... which has already confirmed projects on both the PS4 and an 'unannounced Next Gen Console.' It's happening guys. The next Xbox is online only. Also think back to the last time the consoles were coming out. Remember how sony had all those rumors about second hand games? They were amazingly quick to debunk that rumor. I think if this wasn't true, Microsoft would have debunked it, theres no way they can't be aware just how unpopular it is? Oh and the Microsoft creative director... yeah he's become a meme. There are tons more of these.... And someone made this....
  39. 4 points
  40. 3 points
    Soniman

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    I have no idea what you're talking about good sir. If the Death Egg Saga was just a fluke then I want more flukes.
  41. 3 points
    And with that, justice has been served.
  42. 3 points
    Blue Blood

    Sonic-related pet peeves?

    He wasn't particularly bad in '06, ShTH or Heroes, where he at least got in on the action and proved he had more use than being a mechanic. Not that he necessarily did an awful lot, but he did so something. Compare that to Unleashed where he cowers and hides from some bad guys, and Colours where Sonic recognises how useless Tails is and shoves him in the elevator. So is Tails treated the worst? In a sense, yes. Most of the characters just conveniently don't get involved with the stories. Tails is still involved by being little more than a dead-weight. I quite like what they do with his personality though when he isn't playing the role of tutorial character. He's more naive than Sonic and has a sense of humor.
  43. 3 points
    And this my friends, is why Nintendo's consoles are always deemed a 'failure' by most corporate analysts who have nothing but great things to say about competing consoles, somehow making them doomed FOREVER. ohai Patticus~ Seriously though, Nintendo should be able to at the very least, screen games that are big and multiplatform and make sure that no features are taken away or even add exclusive ones much like what apparently happened with AC3. Either that, or the Seal of Quality that Nintendo has used since God knows when becomes meaningless, an excuse developers bypass just so they could profit.
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  45. 3 points
    Oooooooooor that I'm just a busy Vizard ;w; Finals are rearing their ugly faces. PREPARE YOUR INBOXES. EDIT: Aaaaaaaaaand rectified!
  46. 3 points
    Honestly I prefer Xbox Live to to Nintendo's or PSN; Frankly, as far as the actual service goes (without the fees), it has the most features. I always loved having an online chat room with my friends while I was playing single player games, or those "secret" team meetings in Gears of War. Microsoft may be screwing the proverbial pooch by introducing "always-online" features but as it is right now, the Xbox and its network isn't bad. Yes you have to pay for the majority of the features, but I don't mind that when the experience is so damn pleasant. The other thing to keep in mind is that despite the horrible idea of "always-online" features, people will still buy it. A lot of people are rather ignorant in what hoops they have to jump through (this would be especially true if Microsoft didn't talk about the DRM part much at all between now and release). As long as they get things like timed exclusivity for things like Call of Duty map packs, there will be a percentage of people that buy the console (I know something as simple as map packs shouldn't be a selling point, but you don't know how much some people I know love Call of Duty). If there is a sequel to Alan Wake I will buy the next Xbox.
  47. 3 points
    Honestly, sounds like news has been fucking slow for awhile if this is the best headline news can muster up
  48. 3 points
    ...this is Microsoft. These are the people who made YouTube, a free service go behind a paywall for their console. All they care about is money. Offline consoles will not make them much money as the ones online. They want all consoles to be online.
  49. 3 points
    Or both, and get ALL the goodness from the two companies which didn't achieve maximum idiocy. Also, watch this...this guy explains perfectly why this idea wreaks of ASS!
  50. 3 points
    Sony and Nintendo.
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