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Old 04-15-2017, 01:43 PM
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Reading the Persona 5 thread makes me really want to play that game, but that will not happen for a few years. What I actually want to play even more is P4. But I have played through that two times already (a few years ago, though) and have a ton of other games I also want to play and haven't by now.

I feel like this belongs more to first world problems than in here.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:38 PM
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Why is every game I've ever wanted coming out at the same time???
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:10 PM
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:57 PM
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The only version of Rise of the Tomb Raider available digitally is the 20th anniversary version so that they can charge you $60 for it.

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Old 05-10-2017, 04:50 PM
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Some time ago I bought Rayman Legends, and now I finally downloaded it. But I will not be able to play it, because Ubisoft consists of morons who think that they need to annoy me with their own garbage DRM nonsense. I specifically buy games on steam so I can have everything as comfortable as possible.

But no, I need to create an account for Uplay, or however they call their nonsense. In theory this works buy booting up the game, but in practice the button for registering doesn't work, so I had to go to their website. After doing that I, of course, need to download an app for my phone, so I could confirm that it's really me, I guess? Problem is that there is no official app for Microsoft phones, or at least I didn't find the one that the site told me to download, so I needed to download an inofficial app.

Not that this works, because now I need to login at least one time into Uplay from my computer to start the game. Which doesn't seem to work, for some reason I can't connect. My guess is that it's because my internet is pretty slow (100kb/sec in practice). So after all the other garbage I just can't play the game, because of Ubisofts garbage DRM.
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:25 AM
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Mannn, I liked Shadow of Mordor's dumb fan fiction, but why does Shadow of War have to give Shelob a sexy human form? "Shelob — you know her name, but what of her intentions?" asks the trailer. She is a spider. Her intention is to eat things.
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:37 AM
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Mannn, I liked Shadow of Mordor's dumb fan fiction, but why does Shadow of War have to give Shelob a sexy human form? "Shelob — you know her name, but what of her intentions?" asks the trailer. She is a spider. Her intention is to eat things.
The answer to both your questions resides in the hard drive of one of the story directors at WB games, most likely in the form of a Frodo/Shelob fanfic.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:11 AM
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looking forward to the rule 34
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:46 AM
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Man, there are so friggin' many inexpensive games I'm really looking forward to released within the next week that I have no idea how to prioritize them.

Spread your releases out better, Video Game Industry!
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:58 PM
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Mannn, I liked Shadow of Mordor's dumb fan fiction, but why does Shadow of War have to give Shelob a sexy human form?
Money.

Sex sells and giving Shelob a sexy lady form ala Mama Grendel from the Beowulf movie is a cheap and easy way to shoehorn a woman into a game that would otherwise primarily be a sausage fest.

And of course, giving this transformation to an existing giant spider monster "character" from the books and movies nets a lot more publicity for the game than making a more standard Original the Character (Do Not Steal).
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:02 AM
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I don't think sexy Shelob is moving the needle on sales for anybody.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:38 AM
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Mannn, I liked Shadow of Mordor's dumb fan fiction, but why does Shadow of War have to give Shelob a sexy human form? "Shelob — you know her name, but what of her intentions?" asks the trailer. She is a spider. Her intention is to eat things.
She is an evil spirit who chose the physical form of a giant spider. It stands to reason she could choose other physical forms.

Sexy human form was chosen by WB because video game demographics.

Edit: I'm referring to Ungoliant, not to Shelob. But Shelob, as a daughter of Ungoliant, could possibly have transformation powers.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:55 AM
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Shelob is sexy enough without a human form.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:01 AM
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Shelob is sexy enough without a human form.
I'm not surprised that Balrogs, burning giant demons they are, find giant human-eating spiders sexy.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:28 PM
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Shelob is sexy enough without a human form.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:38 PM
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I'm not surprised that Balrogs, burning giant demons they are, find giant human-eating spiders sexy.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:10 PM
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I don't think sexy Shelob is moving the needle on sales for anybody.
But it does get the game more publicity.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:25 AM
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You kniw what woud give the game more publicity? Letting people find out the game's reviews are paid for with draconian practices. That will be perfect!

Either that or prostututrs that give health back whom you can kill to get your money back after.

A single sexy lady is only news for existing fans not to the general audience.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:42 AM
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Considering the discussion, I was kind of expecting Sexy Shelob to be a cringeworthy fantasy novel cover model. The sort we have three or four threads dedicated to mocking.

So I was kind of relieved that she just seems to be a woman in a ballroom gown. Which is a far step removed from (and, I'll grant, a great deal more sexy than,) being a giant spider, but still. My low expectations were slightly exceeded.

Kudos to you, EA, for reeling it in a bit!
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:56 AM
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Apparently, my Wii no longer reads discs so I am not able to play Super Mario Sunshine.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:33 PM
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A single sexy lady is only news for existing fans not to the general audience.
But it does get the game exposure (for better or worse), whether on social media via vocal fans or on film/book/game websites via "y u maek spyderr humen ladie?!?" articles.

Not saying I approve of it, though. Just that I get why they would do it.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:43 AM
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Gripe about what you're not playing? Okay, my Xbox Classic. The breakaway cable arrived (yay!), but it doesn't work with either of my controllers (boo). The controller port is fine; I tested it with the DVD adapter and it recognizes THAT right away. I have to assume that the cable is to blame, which means... another week of Xbox-less-ness.

Beyond that, the system won't keep time, which suggests that the CR-2032 inside is dead and that the clock capacitor may be dead too. This is a problem because once the clock cap goes, it leaks, and that's a very bad thing for all the other components on the motherboard. I was thinking about opening up this Xbox... now I don't think I have any other choice.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:44 AM
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Kudos to you, EA, for reeling it in a bit!
Warner Bros.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:49 AM
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Warner Bros.
Well, kudos to WB for reeling it in slightly then.

You know what, kudos to EA too. I'm sure they did at least the minimum amount of effort to impress me recently for something, too.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:01 AM
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Well, kudos to WB for reeling it in slightly then.
Don't be so quick to give away perfectly good kudos. 'Only Slightly Sexy Shelob' snuck in while WB's fiery eye was on microtransactions and base invasion multiplayer.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:51 PM
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I didn't actually look at the release date for PC Sonic Mania closely, but, jeez, it's two weeks, not just one like I thought

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Old 08-24-2017, 12:22 PM
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Hnggh all the pre-release coverage for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen makes it sound so good. I can't wait for it to come out!
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:28 AM
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I have a Windows 10 Laptop shaped like a 3DS XL with a built-in controller headed to my house today. And I'm at work. I literally spent all of Sunday collecting and preparing miscellaneous stuff I wanted ready to go on that device - Doom-era FPS source ports, Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst installer, everything I need for Zelda Rando, etc.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:44 AM
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Retroarch.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:50 AM
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I have a Windows 10 Laptop shaped like a 3DS XL with a built-in controller headed to my house today. And I'm at work. I literally spent all of Sunday collecting and preparing miscellaneous stuff I wanted ready to go on that device - Doom-era FPS source ports, Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst installer, everything I need for Zelda Rando, etc.
Is it the GPD Win?
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