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Psychoblue · the Conductor of the Hype Train ·

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  • Re: MVC Infinite Lounge: WE ARE VENOM. DLC CHARACTERS LAUNCH WITH PATCH DEC 5TH

    If they're fun to play as I'll go for it. I didn't expect to land on Hawkeye like I have the past week being he didn't interest me in the slightest in Ultimate, but here we are.

    Capcom this year has made it a point to make sure the least visually appealing characters (Abigail) make up for it with stellar gameplay.
  • Re: Video Game General 5.0: The Game Awards 2017 Dec 7th @ 5:30 PM PT/ 8:30 PM ET

    d3v wrote: »
    One wonders though, what does this mean for other forms of entertainment that have similar forms of random chance? Stuff like gashapon toys, blind box toys, and of course, CCGs.

    Now, you could say that the difference is that you can sell stuff from CCGs like MTG, toys, etc. However, that really doesn't address the whole gambling aspect, and the fact that you can make money off it makes it even more like gambling. Heck, PUBG lets you sell skins from lootboxes on the Steam marketplace, and people actually do gamble with them, and there are now even actual gambling sites for PUBG skins.
    Psychoblue wrote: »
    That awkward moment when your pay-to-win scheme is so deviant that it prompts the creation of state and national legislature.

    It's more about EA's size and the fact that it's Star Wars that's gotten the attention of governments.

    We've arguably seen scummier lootbox systems. I mean, Valve actually requires you to pay for keys to open lootboxes in CS:GO. And people have made a killing on actually gambling with those.

    Sounds like Capcom with on-disc DLC in SFxT even though ArcSys and SNK were doing it already with Blazblue and KOF13.
  • Re: MVC Infinite Lounge: WE ARE VENOM. DLC CHARACTERS LAUNCH WITH PATCH DEC 5TH

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of Topher Grace when I heard Venom's voice here. I was like, "Maybe this is the MCU/Sonyverse Venom so he's not Brock Lesnar but rather Topher Grace"
  • Re: Video Game General 5.0: The Game Awards 2017 Dec 7th @ 5:30 PM PT/ 8:30 PM ET

    @ Buying Capcom Fighters, I'm pretty much retired from active competition unless it's SFxT at EVO, so I can't fall back on the excuse that I'm only playing it because I'm chasing the CPT. I buy and play SFV and MVCI because I find it enjoyable enough to put time into and play other people in when the opportunity arises. I'll play some Tekken 7 if I'm feeling froggy, and if you challenge me to NBA Jam or NBA Playgrounds I'll be happy to throw down with the Suns Gorilla or with my KJ/Elvin Hayes team. I've been bringing my PS4 to work every Friday and my executive director has taken an interest in Ultra so we've been going at that. Lately I've been playing HSF2 on Fightcade with a friend of mine in the Netherlands: we met through Street Fighter and I'm actually spending a winter vacation with her in Eindhoven in January.

    Coincidentally I played KOF14 when it was at EVO 2016 and found it lame as hell, so I don't give that any time. I bought Central Fiction, my first BB, played it for a week and got bored. I felt the same way about Revelator. DBFZ looks like it'll be fun so I'll get that too. I actually just finished Xenoverse 1 on Steam after the game finally stopped deleting my save data every time I got close to unlocking the Bardock/Broly saga, and now I want to see what XV2 brought to the table being I heard they added a proper training mode.

    Hell, sometimes I fire up Daemon Bride Additional Gain on my laptop as it is legit my fave non-major IP anime fighting game and I agonize daily that I may never see it get a proper English release so I can enjoy the story mode with its cool-as-hell characters.

    Sometimes it's not about making a political statement. Sometimes you just wanna press buttons.

    EDIT: WTF Hecatom got banned!? I guess I'm running the Daemon Bride wagon alone for a bit.
  • Re: Video Game General 5.0: The Game Awards 2017 Dec 7th @ 5:30 PM PT/ 8:30 PM ET

    Is that Mike McFarland voicing Venom? I swear he sounds just like Super Baby from DBGT.

    LOL if that dude just went from voicing one symbiote villain to another.