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  1. DeSaul96 liked a post in a topic by Rain in Hi people I'm new!   
    Welcome to the AJSA!
  2. Psykogrl liked a post in a topic by Rain in new to xbox and need/'s advice   
    Skyrim is usually a good go to in terms of dedicating the remainder of your life into.
  3. Cyborg-Rox liked a post in a topic by Rain in How I lost my social life to gaming   
    My childhood/social life couldn't be destroyed by gaming as they were merely 1 inch pixels connected together for every type of game imaginable. And at the time going outside was still far superior when playing with friends. So when Nintendo came along and arcades got upgraded from wire frames and single pixels to 8bit graphics...the wow factor was there but still overshadowed with the outside world predominantly setting the standard for fun. So each generation of gaming was cool to see but never really made me quit everything just to game. Even when I got my first taste of online gaming with Rainbow 6: Rogue Spear, I managed to balance even though it raised the standard in gaming dramatically.
     
    It's all a mindset, let yourself get immersed and pulled from the real world and that's all it takes. If someone doesn't have that knack or need to socialize out in the world in person it's not a problem or disorder, people were doing that before gaming. For the recent generations they have virtually no chance because as soon as they can grip something parents throw an iPad in their hands because it's less parenting to deal with. School is the best chance to develop the social bug, if it doesn't catch then it's on the person to make the effort after graduating high school. Kind of rambled off topic, but just getting the point across no judgement will come from this community.
  4. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Rain in Xbox Black Friday Sale Announced!   
    Good to know, got it free with GwG many moons ago.
  5. Malphisto liked a post in a topic by Rain in Joe talks with Battlefront 2 producer about the game.   
    What I can't understand is if they are removing the Epic weapons/upgrades/etc from the crates why even still have the loot system implemented? That just makes it sound like they still function as is from the Beta minus some of the OP items you can get. Joe's facial expressions during the responses says it all, utter disappointment in them keeping lootboxes. And how long is it going to take before they get close to Battlefield or CoD in terms of number of weapons per class? WW2 launched with 5-8 guns per class which is nearly double and the variety is definitely a welcome feature when looking for the gun with the stats that suit you.
     
    The Beta was still fun and the gameplay/setting is awesome but for the love of Kylo ditch monetary loot system and the masses will be happy campers.
     
     
  6. Rain liked a post in a topic by Nymphonomicon in Should video games be accessible to everyone?   
    Precisely. So long as there is a demand for walking simulators and other games that are essentially nothing more than an interactive movie, there will be a market for them... and there's nothing wrong with that. The appearance of games like that has given some people this idea that the entire industry should appeal to that demographic. Let the industry appeal to all the consumers and all the genres, don't demand they appeal to your tastes alone. That kind of thinking will just hurt games in the longrun.
  7. Rain liked a post in a topic by khasym in Jigsaw Movie Review   
    Hey, I'm lookin to call out Angry Joe over....oh god, I can't even finish that stupid line. :-) Do people REALLY try that macho nonsense online? Anyways, I wanted to talk about AJ's review of the new Jigsaw movie after having gotten back from seeing it myself. Now, before this turns into any kind of flame war or some Joe-bashing fest, lemme make a few things clear:
    - I'm a fan of the Saw series. For me, it's the modern day Friday the 13th, back when it was fun and scary, before I'd say Jason X/Freddy vs. Jason when it just got dumb.
    - I accept that Joe ISN'T a fan of the Saw series. i don't know many people who are still. But, he's entitled to his opinion. I'm not here to dump on it, just offer some counterpoints to what he said.
    - I've been a fan of Joe's work for a few years, ever since his Man of Steel crossover with Nostalgia Critic. So I'm not changing my mind about the guy. I think he does good work in a difficult market right now on youtube.
    Having gotten the obligatory "This isn't an 'I hate Angry Joe'" stipulations out of the way, I have to say, Joe's review actually made me WANT to go see it. I'm on the opposite side of the fence on this one. I LIKED that it didn't make Jigsaw supernatural or some kind of undead. That's one of the hooks of the series; that there's no supernatural explanations. While I understand Joe's reasoning, all turning Jigsaw into an undead or Freddy-style killer, would just make it ANOTHER undead or Freddy-style killer. I mean, we HAD a reboot of the Nightmare series, and while Jackie Earle Haley's performance was good, it wasn't even a blip on the radar for most horror fans, let alone Freddy horror fans.
    I'm not sure if they're still being made, but there was a series of horror movies about a decade back, the Final Destination series. In that franchise, it was Death itself that was doing the killing through means of supposed chance, to kill people who somehow survived what should have been a fatal accident or incident. At first, the idea was really intriguing, right up until they tossed out the core question: WHY was Death killing them? And why was Death killing them, in the order in which they SHOULD have died in their accident? I think around film 3, they stopped even bothering, and just chucked it up to "It's Death..." And after that point, the series lost any kind of mystery or nuance, and turned completely into death-porn.  it literally just became "We're dying because we should have died, but we didn't die, so we have to find a way to break the pattern to stop Death from..." *snores*
    Without question, Saw's skirted that line a few times. But with this movie, it started off on solid ground again. To someone who is a fan and managed to stay at pace with the franchise, a lot of things line up. A few pieces, even fall into place that the other movies really DIDN'T make much sense with. I'm attaching a spoiler block here in case someone wants to keep the secret, so bear with, but...
    I'm not saying that the movie's a piece of cinema masterwork. :-) But you can do worse....I mean, there's always Tyler Perry's Boo 2, A Madea Halloween. In truth, the only way to really follow the movies, is to watch them in bulk. At first, I didn't much like Saw I and II. But by the time III came out, a lot of the clips from both, were on Youtube, and I could watch them and compare notes on III. And that's where things started getting fun. Yeah, Jigsaw plays with all the familiar tools of the Saw franchise; subtle(well, subtle for this franchise :-) ) manipulations of time and location, a rogue's gallery of suspects, and a good solid "Fooled you" twist at the end. But in comparison to a lot of OTHER horror movie franchise restarts, I think it's one of the best done in terms of staying true to it's roots.
  8. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Rain in Should video games be accessible to everyone?   
    Different strokes for different folks. I tried to play the first Mega Man again few years ago and for the life of me couldn't get through the Zippo stage. That being said, there are definitely far more casual games out there because just like the absence of the R rating, broader demographic for improved sales. Luckily there are developers out there that still follow their ideals and make that challenging game (Dark Souls, Cuphead, DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball).
     
    So when people start crying it's too hard...not every game has to be easy or lacking that uber headache inducing challenge, there's no rules regarding a difficulty requirement all games have to follow. A developer shouldn't be obligated to regulate the difficulty or include options to make it easier after making a game catered to a certain demographic. But at the same time a broken game that just doesn't function properly therefore upping the difficulty is a completely different story and shouldn't even be released.
  9. Malphisto liked a post in a topic by Rain in The game industry's obsession with lootboxs has officially gone to far..   
    I'm rested, not working and fully aware now..that being said: So technically this thread got totally derailed when the move towards in-game loot systems and laws on gambling came into discussion and I am definitely included in that fault so my apologies to Shagger. Back on topic the G2A system with purchasing games via crates I 100% believe is not gambling. It's a simple process that isn't unheard of because plenty of other products have been using this practice for a long time and no one said anything until it hit games...and gamers have big mouths myself included.
     
    Derailing one last time, ironically I finished watching the TotalBiscuit video and I'm convinced the in-game loot systems of Shadow of War, Battlefront 2 etc is gambling. I admit I was looking at it the wrong way focusing too much on other gambling processes and how they compare to the loot systems in games. What Biscuit elaborated on is what Crab even mentioned in his first response to me...it draws on the addictive nature in people to spend for that big win. And that big win in these games is Pay to Win items. I saw it only as a horrible Pay to Win system and after realizing my mistake I won't be buying Battlefront unless this system changes because it is ridiculously broken.
  10. Rain liked a post in a topic by Shagger in The game industry's obsession with lootboxs has officially gone to far..   
    I don't actully consider this a derailment, more riding on a parallel track, so its fine. The G2A thing was the srawthat broke my camels back, but it's just one part of a much larger problem, so dicussing this in the industry as a whoal is still on topic as far as I'm concerned.
  11. Rain liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in Joe please read this. Begging you.   
    Well I'll get the obligatory part out the way quickly before addressing your points.  Joe doesn't frequent this website very much so If you were hoping to get his attention, your almost certainly out of luck.
     
    I've seen allot of people who believe that reviewers like Joe are hypocritical by buying something then telling others not to buy it.  I think I remember people saying that about Joe with regards to the first EA Battlefront on this forum when that review was imminent back then.  I'm curious why this particular franchise seems to bring that out of people........ Whatever my point is that this could not be further from the truth.
     
    The relationship between a reviewer and his or her audience is not a "Monkey see, monkey do" kind of deal.  It's not even a "Do as I say, not as I do " kind of deal, It's a "This is my experience of the product, now it's up to you to decide of you want it".  In Joe's case unless he get's experience it for himself (whether he's sent a review copy or buys it himself isn't really that relevant) in order relate his experience to his audience in an honest and ethical way.
     
    Now it is true that a review or any sort of commentary whether it be positive or negative inevitably generates publicity, this is even true in the case of James Rolfe just talking about Ghostbusters in the video you posted.  Even though he's largely negative about the movie the video still draws people's attention to it so it's still promotion for the movie.  It's no different then if Joe buys Battlefront 2 to review the game, or even if he buys some of the lootcrates to test if they affect balance.
     
    I'll state for the record also that I am HUGE fan of James Rolfe, I watch AVGN, Board James, his movie reviews, YKWBS and his James and mike Mondays seires' all the time.  He's stating quite eloquently why he won't be reviewing the Ghostbusters and explaining his reasons for that... but it's the reason why HE HIMSELF is not going to.  He's not trying organise some kind of boycott because that's not fair for anyone with an audience to do so and he knows it.
     
    NOW I FUCKING HATE LOOTBOXES!!!!!!!! I'm probably one of the more vocal ones in this community about how much the dirty, unfair, greedy, gambling, corporate cock sucking pieces of anus butter that they are (I think bit of the Nerd creeped in there, LOL)!  I do my part by voicing my opinion and voting with my wallet.  To this day I have never bought (at least for myself) a retail AAA game that has lootboxes, although I'm probably going to have no choice but to break pretty soon because it seems like they are in nearly every damn game now.  There are some circumstance when I have bought games that have some microtransactions but I've still never spent additional money. In addition I also applaud both with my voice and wallet good games that don't put in this kind of bullshit in them, games like Horizon Zero Dawn.
     
    That went on a while!  Thanks if you stuck all the way through!
  12. AudioTechnicaMan liked a post in a topic by Rain in Joe please read this. Begging you.   
    Hello and welcome, unfortunately Joe no longer frequents the forums but I'm sure he's concerned with EAs microtransaction practices. As far as a boycott video, I don't think he's ever actually done one but he may make another rant if things stay in game as is.
  13. skorgezagreat liked a post in a topic by Rain in Best of Call of Duty Series   
    Something I read pulled me away from CoD 4 Remastered but I loved the original so I should probably look into it to for that modern shooter itch.
     
    WaW and Blops 1 was a close tie, both had awesome zombies and loved the weapons. Played WW2 Beta and enjoyed it so hoping it pulls CoD out of that Garbage Tier rating that started post Blops 3.
  14. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Rain in Destiny 2 review. Kept ya waiting huh? :D   
    Nothing good will come out of defending what Joe says regardless of what facts you use. For one, Joe never asks anyone to stand up for him and once you get involved in those discussions you're doing it for yourself. As Kaz said there's no reasoning with them, they are set in their ways and just looking for the next person to argue with.
     
    To everyone that feels the need to defend Joe (mostly the newer members):
    You are not asked nor expected to defend Joe but if you do, do so at your own discretion and be prepared for the personal backlash you may receive from those people. Also note you are not helping Joe in any way by joining that crowd and only prolonging the never ending argument of the quality of his content. My advice, let the randoms not associated with AJSA do all that, we're here to enjoy gaming and conversation not get into a verbal fight on YouTube or Reddit.
  15. skorgezagreat liked a post in a topic by Rain in how I feel about destiny 2's release   
    Feels like a DBZ: Xenoverse 2 to me, sequel with only a handful of "upgrades" to the original. Most likely going to pass on this one.
  16. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by Rain in Destiny 2 review. Kept ya waiting huh? :D   
    Nothing good will come out of defending what Joe says regardless of what facts you use. For one, Joe never asks anyone to stand up for him and once you get involved in those discussions you're doing it for yourself. As Kaz said there's no reasoning with them, they are set in their ways and just looking for the next person to argue with.
     
    To everyone that feels the need to defend Joe (mostly the newer members):
    You are not asked nor expected to defend Joe but if you do, do so at your own discretion and be prepared for the personal backlash you may receive from those people. Also note you are not helping Joe in any way by joining that crowd and only prolonging the never ending argument of the quality of his content. My advice, let the randoms not associated with AJSA do all that, we're here to enjoy gaming and conversation not get into a verbal fight on YouTube or Reddit.
  17. Rain liked a post in a topic by Malphisto in Destiny 2 review. Kept ya waiting huh? :D   
    There is actually a LOT of reason to trust the hype for Anthem, honestly.
    The circumstances and scenario relating to Anthem has a lot of parallels to that of Destiny back when Joseph Staten was still involved with it. That was back when the original story of the game was still intact and the original "vision" for the game was still there. It was that vision which generated soooooo much hype along with the fact that you had Bungie, a well established champion developer which had really made its mark with the Halo series, a game that literally revolutionized the genre. Much of Destiny's success is owed to the Bungie Brand being stamped on it.

    But as we eventually learned, before the game's release there were multiple red flags happening behind the scenes. The execs at Bungie had decided Joseph Staten's story was somehow too linear and complex for the kind of audience they were looking to target. The original masterpiece that had been created was subsequently butchered along with various chunks being torn out and put aside only to be repackaged as "DLC" (Dark Below and House of Wolves) and sold separately. Its the exact same setup as what we see with Destiny 2. The ending of the game's story missions followed by the EXACT same aggressive marketing included in the game's case trying to sell players ANOTHER "Expansion Pass" that is just waaaaaay too similar to what happened last time.

    Now, many of the former Bungie Dev Team have either quit the company or have been fired. Luke Smith has risen up the ranks and has taken full advantage of that whole situation to elevate his position within the company. (I friggen hate that guy...)

    HOWEVER... Anthem has been pooling together the creative talents of legendary writers from BioWare history;
    Just like Bungie, BioWare is also one those studios that have achieved a sort of Legendary status with a large following of fans. And while the recent Mass Effect game had serious issues, we now know that the reasons for this were because it didn't actually have BioWare's full attention, as most of the studio's resources and efforts have been going into the creation of Anthem. (Likewise, Mass Effect 3 was supposed to be the end) Also, Anthem has the added benefit of being able to learn from the mistakes of Destiny and use the feedback from that community to help improve and properly charter the direction for their development along with other games such as Warframe.
    People wanted to be able to fly in Destiny?
    Boom, people can fly in Anthem.
    People love the underwater sections in Warframe?
    Boom, people can go underwater in Anthem.
    People wanted to enjoy exploring in Destiny?
    Boom, people can go exploring in Anthem AND be rewarded for it. (Its actually encouraged)
    People wanted more weapon diversity in Destiny?
    Boom, we obviously see that confirmed in Anthem with one guy rocking a Mortar Launcher and the other showing off a friggen Multi-Missile Launcher.
    People wanted better graphics for Destiny?
    Boom, Anthem looks hella good.

    And while a lot of what went wrong with Destiny can be argued that most of the blame can be attributed to Activision, BioWare has been dealing with EA for years now. Does EA factor into this? Yes, but for the most part the publisher doesn't impact or restrict BioWare's creative freedoms. The most we can see in terms of involvement is EA imposing micro-transactions in their multiplayer aspects. That's about it. And it seems as though BioWare has control over what is or isn't put in said micros. Whereas with Destiny, that shit started off in the Taken King expansion and has progressive become much worse. (So many people in the community protested micros in Destiny...but there were so many trying to defend that shit that now those micros have become a permanent fixture in the game...)

    But on that note, another thing to keep in mind is that it is abundantly clear that EA has been making power plays against Activision lately. We saw this with the release of Battlefield 1 in which DICE straight up directly challenged COD. Now we see Anthem coming in heavy, fully loaded and looking to directly challenge Destiny. And when companies compete against one another, the customers are the ones who always benefit the most. Which is why I say thank God for Anthem, because another main reason so much shit has been allowed to happen with Destiny is due to the lack of serious competition in the market place. So even for people who aren't all that interested in the game and are hardcore Destiny players? Anthem can only mean good things for Destiny as well, because Bungie/Activision are going to end up having to compete for your attention and money, which means the Destiny Community will actually have some real influence finally instead of the illusion of being cared about.
  18. Rain liked a post in a topic by Malphisto in Destiny 2 review. Kept ya waiting huh? :D   
    I have literally been holding off on listening to anything related to Destiny 2.
    As a Day 1 player of the first Destiny, I saw first hand how the game so many had so much hope for was slowly ruined and turned into the mess that it is today. Vanilla Destiny was good, but the game was just...lacking in so much. And that basically defines the entire franchise at this point. Just a damn shame.

    I was first introduced to Joe's channel with his previous Destiny Review. Became a fan ever since. Its rare to come across a game reviewer who is actually honest and tells it like it is.

    Ever since this review was posted, I've been finding myself getting into arguments with people in the youtube comments. I try to ignore it, but the sort of mental gymnastics they do to justify their blatant bullshit just drives me nuts. I mean seriously, some of the crap these people say;
    "Joe is a liar!"
    How is anything he said in the review a lie?
    "Joe didn't even play the Raid!"
    He did experience the Raid... And regardless, why the hell is the Raid so crucially important like it could somehow magically invalidate any and all negative points being presented about the rest of the game? O_o
    "Oh, this just isn't Joe's kind of game."
    ...How do you even know that? How does him having a negative opinion about the game automatically translate to that? So anyone who doesn't give the game a high score are only doing so because its just "not their kind of game"?

    Its friggen daffy. Its like the people who try to say "Oh man! Destiny 2 is a whole new game!"
    Delrith hit the nail on the head with that during his rant on the Twitch stream, its not some whole new experience.

    There is one thing I would have liked Joe to touch on as well, which would have been the fact that Bungie literally swept EVERYTHING OF INTEREST from the original game under the rug.
    Sooooooooooooooo many people wanted to actually travel into and explore the Last City. There was so much potential with it. Interactive NPCs, Player Housing, Shopping District to open up the possibilities for items and crafting, a Recreation Center (Something akin to like the Gold Saucer from FF7 where you could spend Glimmer to play Arcade Games, possibly even some of Bungie's older games like Oni or Marathon, Sparrow Racing simulator, etc.), CLAN HALLS (Different spaces you can spend Glimmer on to buy and fully customize for you and your Clan Members to access and hang out in to actually socialize), interactive benches and seats for you to actually sit on like a normal person, etc. SO MUCH that people were wanting to see done with the Last City.
    And what does Bungie do? THEY DESTROY THE WHOLE THING!

    Or what about the Speaker?
    Everyone was waiting for him to actually explain shit to us. The original story for Destiny written by Joseph Staten even had the Speaker as being a central character and hinted at him being a primary antagonist for the plot. It was supposed to be a huge deal. Again, so much potential to be had there.
    And what does Bungie do? THEY KILL HIM OFF LIKE ITS NOTHING! You don't even care that he's dead, either. His death is so meaningless because they did NOTHING to actually establish his character. Its the same damn thing with the Awoken Queen apparently getting killed in Taken King right at the start. I mean seriously?

    First they butcher Joseph Staten's masterpiece and then they just gradually kill off and destroy all the remaining fragments of his story.
    Destiny was meant to be so much more than it turned out to be. Its a damn shame.

    Thank God for Anthem...
  19. Rain liked a post in a topic by Nirvana in Will Bruce Lee's original Game of Death ever get finished?   
    Oh I wasn't talking about drama I was talking about if Donnie yen can do u good job of making legend of the fist and making the story from scratch why can't they do it with game of death and carefully make sure that it's what Bruce lee would've wanted. If game of death didn't have drama then they should make sure they don't do over the top drama. 
  20. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Rain in Anyone else playing right now??   
    You'd be surprised how much a software programmer makes especially in a successful company and if their resume is impressive. I've seen some ads for employment here in California for $50+/hr and that's pretty close to $100k and I don't even think they were looking for massive experience. And like Shagger mentioned they still have all the other expenses to take care on top of personnel like taxes on Ferraris and trips to the Bahamas.
     
    This game shouldn't be all that complex with foundations like the X series and so many others to take notes from. If it is then the devs are biting off more than they can chew and are suffering for it. It sounds to me like they're stretched thin doing too many things at once which makes me agree with Aya that they should have been focused on particular sections first before branching to another and bring it all together (I'm no Project Manager or CEO so take that with a grain of salt or pepper). They wanted to rush the alpha out to people to encourage more income and it worked wonders.
     
    It sounds playable though and if I didn't have to throw money down I'd definitely get into it, but at this point looks like it won't happen that way. I'd be sad if so much time hasn't passed and turned into out of sight, out of mind. Here's hoping things turn around, SC looked promising 4 years ago and I still want a space sim.
  21. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Rain in True Angry Army soldiers needed   
    Merging this with the current Youtube Hate thread, it's relevant to it's content.
     
    Edit: Merge removed, locking this thread and feel free to continue discussing in the following:
     
  22. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Rain in True Angry Army soldiers needed   
    Merging this with the current Youtube Hate thread, it's relevant to it's content.
     
    Edit: Merge removed, locking this thread and feel free to continue discussing in the following:
     
  23. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Rain in True Angry Army soldiers needed   
    Merging this with the current Youtube Hate thread, it's relevant to it's content.
     
    Edit: Merge removed, locking this thread and feel free to continue discussing in the following:
     
  24. Darkstorm Zero liked a post in a topic by Rain in Youtube hate   
    Ironically so would he, can rest assured that his channel won't be ending any time soon. Also take note that there is a 99% probability Joe will not read any threads here, was a good read though and I'm sure he'd appreciate it.
  25. Brandykins1982 liked a post in a topic by Rain in Commander Brandykins, Least Angry Member of the Angry Army   
    Congrats, kudos and awesome!