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Phlakes - December 12, 2010 01:47 AM (GMT)
I'm watching them right now and recording commentary. I'll upload them in 10ish minute segments, if you want to listen.

Highlights so far-

AssCreed: Brotherhood won Action Adventure game of the year

Mass Effect 3 got announced

Phlakes - December 12, 2010 02:00 AM (GMT)

Lilium - December 12, 2010 02:12 AM (GMT)
AssCreed? How boring. The game was clearly rushed. I watched my roommate constantly fall through walls out of the level, engage in a recycled combat system and constantly get jammed in various parts of the world.

Phlakes - December 12, 2010 02:17 AM (GMT)
Commentary Part 2

Yeah, AssCreed Brotherhood was just a cash-in that should've been an expansion pack. Not worthy of a win like that, especially against RDR.

HOLY FUCK A NEW ELDER SCROLLS

And its music doesn't suck balls this time!

Phlakes - December 12, 2010 02:30 AM (GMT)

Phlakes - December 12, 2010 02:52 AM (GMT)

Phlakes - December 12, 2010 03:02 AM (GMT)

Syntax Man - December 12, 2010 03:07 AM (GMT)
They automatically fail, just as last year for their GOTY winners

Uncharted 2 over Batman and AssCreed 2?

lolno



And now RDR over fucking Mass Effect 2?


do these people have no fucking taste?


And Mario Galaxy 2 wasn't even nominated, instead we get God of Mediocrity 3?

They suck.

/thread.

Phlakes - December 12, 2010 03:13 AM (GMT)
Commentary Part 6

I bet the entire thing was rigged. There's no way CoD BlOps could get Best Shooter and Best Character, and AssCreed Brotherhood to get best Action Adventure. They probably only won because of the hype still surrounding them.

Lilium - December 12, 2010 03:15 AM (GMT)
I guess it's all based on popularity rather than quality. Such a shame.

Syntax Man - December 12, 2010 03:19 AM (GMT)
Well its obviously based on popularity, they nominated God of Fucking War for GOTY, despite an unattainable new bar being set for that genre 2 months prior with Bayonetta.



...My point is that Bayonetta is better than God of War 3, yet God of War 3 was nominated for GOTY and Bayonetta wasn't once mentioned that entire show...wait a sec, apart from the 3 of the 4 nominees for best Wii game, there were no Japanese made games there period.


I can smell the conspiracies a brewin' as we speak.

and @Lillium, I believe the word your looking for is sham, no 'e' at the end.

Lilium - December 12, 2010 03:48 AM (GMT)
No, I'm confident in my use of vocabulary, however yes, it is also a sham.

Zurginator - December 12, 2010 03:54 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Phlakes @ Dec 12 2010, 02:17 AM)
HOLY FUCK A NEW ELDER SCROLLS
And its music doesn't suck balls this time!

If only Bethesda could get their act together on graphics.....

Syntax Man - December 12, 2010 04:41 AM (GMT)
Zenimax said that iD Tech 5 will be used on all internal games, so maybe we'll be getting an actually good looking Bethesda game as they put the gamebryo engine to bed.

Phlakes - December 12, 2010 02:52 PM (GMT)
So these are some major games coming out in 2011.

QUOTE (Games)
ME3
Elder Scrolls 5
Portal 2
Last Guardian
Batman: Arkham City
Gears of War 3
Bulletstorm
Dead Space 2
Asassins Creed 3
Dragon Age 2
Bioshock Infinite

Pomegranate - December 12, 2010 05:09 PM (GMT)
Can't wait for ME3

Zurginator - December 14, 2010 03:05 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Syntax Man @ Dec 12 2010, 04:41 AM)
Zenimax said that iD Tech 5 will be used on all internal games, so maybe we'll be getting an actually good looking Bethesda game as they put the gamebryo engine to bed.

Just got it confirmed elsewhere, Gamebryo is FINALLY dead.

iD Tech 5?
user posted image

Do want.

Phlakes - December 14, 2010 03:11 AM (GMT)
Ahem.

QUOTE (Bethesda's Twitter)
Seeing lots of speculation about #tesv game engine. It's brand new... and it's spectacular!


Ahem x2.

This suggests they won't be using iD 5.

Syntax Man - December 14, 2010 06:28 AM (GMT)
Here's hoping that iD tech 3 dies soon.


Anyway, I really hope Bethesda can fix the biggest problem I've been having with their games since around Morrowind, every fucking character comes straight from the uncanny valley, no matter how much effort you, the player, put in on the character creation screen it always comes out looking subtly inhuman, same goes for all the NPC's, it really takes you (and here I specifically mean me) out of the experience to see this 'photorealism' along with terrible art.


Also, am I the only one who finds it weird that both iD Tech 5 and Unreal Engine 3 are on the fucking iPhone and not the Wii?


Food for thought (about how stupid these people are)

Zurginator - January 18, 2011 11:06 PM (GMT)
user posted image

Meh.

Pomegranate - January 18, 2011 11:28 PM (GMT)
Not quite photorealistic yet... not to mention the waterfalls kinda suck.

Phlakes - January 18, 2011 11:58 PM (GMT)
But when compared to Oblivion-

user posted image

Damn.

Under The Ashes - January 19, 2011 12:06 AM (GMT)
I think it looks spectacular, especially considering how large the world of Elder Scrolls usually turns out to be. I think they put a lot of time and effort into the engine. It looks great.

Zurginator - January 19, 2011 12:11 AM (GMT)
I can tell right now that's not maxed out. :P

I'm too lazy to install Oblivion for an apples-to-apples (aka more rocky area + ruins) comparison.

Compared to JC2, however (also an open-world game with dynamic rain/snow etc, also on consoles), and that screenshot fails horribly.

I'm not saying it's not gonna be good, I'm just gonna be waiting for mods to make it awesome. :P

Syntax Man - January 20, 2011 09:46 AM (GMT)
I'm guessing thats the 360 version its way to jagged to be a PC shot.

Under The Ashes - January 20, 2011 06:04 PM (GMT)
Yeah, probably, you know that the PC version is gonna lot a lot better, due to them not restricting draw distance, AA, and other stuff. Like maybe DX11 support! Ambient Occlusion here I come!

Zurginator - January 20, 2011 10:45 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Under The Ashes @ Jan 20 2011, 06:04 PM)
Yeah, probably, you know that the PC version is gonna lot a lot better, due to them not restricting draw distance, AA, and other stuff. Like maybe DX11 support! Ambient Occlusion here I come!

I doubt Dx11, it's something very few multi-platform devs will use.

AO.... maybe, probably only forced through the Nvidia drivers though.

Syntax Man - January 21, 2011 05:28 AM (GMT)
Can I do that with the ATi drivers?

Zurginator - January 21, 2011 03:00 PM (GMT)
Not thus far. Unfortunately, relatively few engines support it.

Phlakes - January 21, 2011 08:22 PM (GMT)
By the way, there's a release date for Duke Nukem Forever and a new trailer.

"You want it

You need it

And now

We're fucking bringing it"

Can't wait until May 3. This'll be a great year for gaming.

Candy Man Criminal - January 21, 2011 08:59 PM (GMT)
*has first access thing*

win

Zurginator - January 21, 2011 09:09 PM (GMT)
Haha.... I can already tell this game is gonna be awesome.... and be hated for the very thing it aims to be: a B-movie.

Over the top bad voice acting: Check
Over the top nudity: Check
Over the top violence: Check
Corny lines: Check
Taking a really long piss: Check


Reminds me of how Just Cause 2 did it, and it's awesome.

Syntax Man - January 22, 2011 12:15 AM (GMT)
I still can't believe that that game is actually coming out, I mean, its like: how? Why? What?

Pomegranate - January 22, 2011 04:59 AM (GMT)
I thought that got cancelled... wut?

Syntax Man - January 22, 2011 05:31 AM (GMT)
3D Realms was shut down, Take 2 still owned the license and all the work that 3DR had done on the game, which was sent to Gearbox who said that the game was (surprisingly) pretty close to done at the time, they just had to clean it up a bit and now the game is actually coming out :O_O:.




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