I actually disagree, unless SDCC moves it's timeframe as well. It's already a hectic and insane tourist destination in the summer. Add a con to it and it's a nightmare waiting to happen.

(It would also mean that SDCC all but temporarily takes over Disneyland regardless—I mean, how many folks are like 'Hey, never been… » 1/22/15 3:39pm Thursday 3:39pm

I played a lot of Evolve with friends over the weekend, and outside of the whole DLC nonsense (which, to be totally honest, is a huge mis-step for 2k), I found it really enjoyable. I always enjoy games that really create an 'experience', and a number of clever mechanics in the game really make monster hunting a unique… » 1/20/15 3:21pm Tuesday 3:21pm

Two things to remember though was that Samurai weren't exactly willing to commit Seppuku for ANY failure, or that it was common as we think, lot's of historical accounts of Samurai losing or fleeing battles and just chalking it up to lesson learned. There were also a fair amount of sellsword-style Ronin who lost their… » 1/09/15 12:32pm 1/09/15 12:32pm

I mean, the killjoy answer is because it's a visual shorthand for 'Space battles are happening and humans are being injured the DRAMA!' but let's be honest: Starfleet's safety record is horrible in literally every way. Anything vaguely anamolous event threatens key systems at the drop of the hat, the ship holodeck… » 1/08/15 4:30pm 1/08/15 4:30pm

I've heard some scattered mutterings from insiders that FFG prioritizes pretty art and generally a 'pretty board' but tends to rush the actual mechanics. A couple who were particularly bitter suggested they're less interested in if a game plays than if it sells.

Grain of salt and all that, but it does tend to explain… » 12/19/14 11:39pm 12/19/14 11:39pm

I gave it about 20 minutes before the sheer volume of cliches they introduced with the station made want to rip the TV plug out of the wall lest it somehow infect my television.

'Well done Agatha Christie, or was it RAYMOND CHANDLER!? Maybe if I keep dropping references to a time period you'll be thoroughly convinced… » 12/16/14 2:50am 12/16/14 2:50am

I'll do one better: He goes through a number of trials and adventures all driven by the prophecy that he is the one that is going to rise up against a great evil that threatens to swallow the land, only to eventually figure out that he is actually the awful evil and that all the shit he's done has had catastrophic… » 12/11/14 9:34pm 12/11/14 9:34pm

This comment reminded me of that article I read about the end of Lucasarts, when the development team had asked if it was okay to make the character (with the name Starkiller. Yes, his ACTUAL name, not a title) a Darth.

Lucas agreed, thought on it, and suggested two names 'Darth Icki' and 'Darth Insanious'

They… » 12/11/14 3:08pm 12/11/14 3:08pm

That would be because Sword Art Online is fairly garbage, so it's not a high bar to clear.

I mean, we are talking about a series with a second arc in which the female protagonist is locked in a literal cage at the top of castle awaiting rescue and is threatened with rape.

And I don't mean like 'vaguely threatened by… » 12/11/14 6:00pm 12/11/14 6:00pm

There's an interesting dynamic at play here that's worth talking about. Many of the side quests in Inquisition are frankly extremely similarly structured and not all that engaging—I'm talking mostly about the 'go here and farm this stuff' or 'go here and collect some junk', but what I think is throwing people is that… » 12/06/14 3:04am 12/06/14 3:04am