“The Wii U is performing dismally at retail. It’s the depressing reality in which we live, and one that has caused us to think up ways to improve the console’s fate. What if Nintendo no longer bundled it with the expensive GamePad? Or partnered with outside studios willing to create exclusive games for the Wii U? Then maybe the system wouldn’t lag so far behind its competitors. Though such moves might help Nintendo in the short term, they would be mere Band-Aids on an open wound. The Wii U is in a dire situation. I believe Nintendo has reconciled itself to that fact, and has already planned a way to bail from this sinking ship.”
“Enter the “quality of life” (QOL) platform. No one knows what to make of Nintendo’s proposed QOL initiative, partly because we know almost nothing about it. Nintendo wants to improve people’s lives in some indeterminate way–using non-wearable technology–and is going to introduce this nebulous product some time next year. According to CEO Satoru Iwata, whatever the QOL platform is, it will be entirely separate from their gaming ventures. Iwata said, “When we use ‘health’ as a keyword, some may inevitably think about ‘Wii Fit.’ However, we are considering themes that we have not incorporated to games for our existing platforms.” But what if Nintendo has much grander plans for this mysterious device than they’re letting on? This could be Nintendo’s next big idea. An idea much more in-demand than their ill-advised tablet controller, and one that could propel the company to the same heights it enjoyed during the peak years of the Wii.”
Now that the NDA has dropped for content level 17 and under, I feel like sharing the screenshots and video I captured in game. I think I'm convinced I'm going to be picking this up.
But it's also an excuse to make an ESO post so I can ask if anyone is in a guild that isn't full of offensive assholes. I'm so done with guild researching on my own. Even the LGBTQ-friendly guild I talked to said I'd have to expect members to use language like "retarded." Why can't I find a group of MMO players that don't want to protect their ~right~ to dabble in 'isms without being called out?
Anyway, let's talk about this game and look at the pretty.
Also, I'm running around in game taking pics of every mechanic I can think of that people might be curious to see; crafting, mounts, skill system, etc. Taking requests!
In an effort to help users more easily traverse the expanding mountain of content on Steam, Valve has launched Steam Tags, a user-defined categorizing feature.
Through Steam Tags, the community is able to tag games with genres, themes, attributes or any information they feel pertains to a piece of software. Yes, swear words will be filtered out, for everyone.
The most popular tags on a product are promoted to its Steam page, allowing others to find it and any similar products by searching for that tag. All products start with a default set of genre tags defined by the developer, but may be eclipsed in relevancy by community issued tags.
To compliment this new feature, Valve has added a section to the Steam Store providing the ability to browse by popular tags and filter your search for specific tags. You'll also have the option to view recommended tags, based on your interests.
Since Steam is a global platform used in many different countries, in many different languages, Steam Tags will reflect that diversity. Tags added in any given language will only be displayed to users running Steam in that same language. This furthers Valve's apparent global mindset, which plans support 12 new currencies this year.
"We want to ensure that it is easy for customers to find the particular types of games or software they are looking for," said Valve developer Al Farnsworth. "With this new feature, we are providing another powerful tool to help organize and browse products on Steam."
The feature is currently in Beta, but immediately available to all 75 million Steam users. Note that the initial categorization "might be a bit off" until the system becomes fully optimal.
So this post is basically an excuse to complain about the bullshit tags and that we're not allowed to remove bullshit tags. That's my screenshot. Noticed the slur in it? Yea, me too.
Also remember to check out The Humble Store and Green Man Gaming during this holiday. Sometimes their sales are better than Steam's.
- I got this game for $5. Wish I got it for free.
- Ubisoft never disappoints when it comes to scenery, nature, and the animal animations and clippings.
- Gameplay mechanics are wonderful; very much like Assassin's Creed in FPS style. You've got the synchronizing in high places to map out locations, gain more ways to kill/stealth as you progress, do sidequests that don't have anything to do with the main mission, etc.
THE "F**K NO STOP THIS NOW" (TRIGGER WARNING: racism, sexism, rape; CONTAINS SPOILERS)
It's a long list of bad with a bit of profanity so prepare yourselves. If you found this helpful, please rate up on Steam so that it stays visible as it's one of the few honest reviews. Lots of Far Cry 3 stans but I expected it.
Four-year-old Riley Maida stands in a toy aisle of a department store in Newburgh, N.Y. The backdrop is pink. The shelves behind her are stacked with plastic babies in pink onesies. To her left are hair-and-makeup dolls with exaggerated heads attached to truncated shoulders. The shelf above has rows of little dresses and pastel pink slippers. The shelf above that, more pink dolls in more pink dresses.
In the next aisle, there's a distinct absence of pink. This is the "boys aisle." Lined with Nerf guns, G.I. Joes, superhero figures, building blocks and toy cars, it has a diverse color palette of blues, greens, oranges and reds.
Maida looks down the aisle of pink. Arms akimbo, the cherubic 4-year-old with brunette bangs furrows her brow. She looks into her father's camera and begins a rant that will go viral on the internet and make its way onto television networks like CNN and ABC.
"Would it be fair for all the girls to buy princesses and the boys to buy superheroes?" she says, smacking her right hand to her head in exasperation. "Girls want superheroes AND the boys want superheroes!"
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OP: I highly recommend looking at the source because the formating + the other illustrations are worth seeing.
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I feel like a failure for missing the first quest and now this. For those close to Baltimore you should check it out! Psst! There's a Groupon available as well: http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-the-leg