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Off-Topic » Hi Im new and goodbye thread

@Paulrus: Welcome (back) to the site!

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Just Anime » Ani-Crap Poll #40

@Sonata said:

Ikki Tousen.....

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Off-Topic » Game of Thrones Discussion

Welcome to the Game of Thrones discussion thread. Whether you're watching the show, you're already knee-deep in the series or you're checking it out for the first time, you're more than welcome here.

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Plot: Game of Thrones is an HBO series based on the novel by George R.R. Martin. This dark fantasy entails the power struggle between factions for the throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Honor, deceit, and ambition are blurred in this epic adventure series.

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Off-Topic » The Walking Dead Discussion

Welcome to The Walking Dead Discussion Thread!
Here, you can talk about the latest episodes as well as talk about all other things Walking Dead such as video games, web series, and the comics.

Genre: Horror, Drama

Plot: The Walking Dead tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse; it follows a small group of survivors, led by Sheriff Rick Grimes, traveling across the desolate United States in search of a new home away from the shuffling hordes of the undead.
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Off-Topic » Video Game Club

@GokaiRed said:

I still don't get the love FFX gets, it was soo annoying and senseless to me.

It's probably due to nostalgia and the different standards that people had when the game was released. Back then, I think linear RPG was far more acceptable than it is today. Plus, the Final Fantasy had alot more good will from the players than it does today due to some successful sequels.

Review Round Up: Dark Souls II

  • IGN: 9.0 – Dark Souls II is a smart, massive, and incredibly rewarding sequel. It’s crammed with deep systems, tense encounters, and enough clever multiplayer and New Game Plus elements to make me want to restart the second I saw the end credits. Not all of the tweaks and additions worked out for the best, but with such great enemies and levels to fight and explore, Dark Souls II made 60 hours of pain and agony so much fun they flew by in a heartbeat.
  • Kotaku: Yes – A stellar, challenging experience that borrows from its predecessors while making significant and complicated design changes.
  • Destructoid: 9 – Superb: A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won’t cause massive damage to what is a supreme title.
  • Game Informer: 9.75 – When many think of the Souls games the conversation inevitably turns to discussion of difficulty. The baseline difficulty is on par with its predecessor, but there are new ways to bolster the challenge for the hardcore via a covenant and bonfire items. New Game+ modes are available as well. However, focusing strictly on the challenge takes away from much of the brilliance that comes from creating a dark, atmospheric adventure that assumes that players don’t need their hands held throughout the experience. Dark Souls II respects you enough to assume you can figure things out, despite having perhaps lost some of these sensibilities by playing other titles that walk you through on tether from start to finish. As a result, the rewards and achievements are that much more satisfying. It’s only March, but Dark Souls II stands tall as a potential game of the year.
  • The Escapist: 4.5/5 – Everything that made Dark Souls into a cult success carries over: complex game mechanics, punishing but fair gameplay and a richly detailed setting if you dig a little deeper. To keep things fresh, this is peppered with a mix of new elements, from improved graphics and game engine to a better designed starting sequence and new mechanics. Dark Souls II is a perfect sequel to Dark Souls.
  • OXM: 8.0 – A true sequel, Dark Souls II has some new ideas, but hews closely to its predecessor’s template. Game mechanics are improved in nearly every way, but it struggles to separate teasingly vague from painfully obtuse.
  • Polygon: 9.0 – Dark Souls 2′s brilliance is worth the exhaustion. But you know what? I did survive, and damn it, I’m proud of that. The Souls games have rarely been about fun, but Dark Souls 2′s smart tweaks and concessions brought out positive emotions even amidst the pain and exhaustion. It’s still a stressful experience, but it’s easier than ever to recognize the brilliance in those moments of triumph that make it more than worth the struggle.
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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

I have to admire Mike20's perseverance. Even though he lost years of his wiki work, he continues to wiki edit. I would have hesitated on returning to wiki editing because I would be so demoralized if I lost 1 million+ points. Mike20 is truly a wonder.

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Off-Topic » Video Game Club

@GokaiRed: Lol. That's exactly the reason why people liked Batman Arkham Asylum. Most felt that being self contained made it more polished.

@Sonata: @takashichea: Here's another review round up

Review Round Up:

Titanfall

Videogamer – 8/10

But for all its strengths, its reliance on tried and true modes and rigid maps stops Titanfall achieving its full potential. Capture the Flag, Attrition, and Domination are the best gametypes, but none of them show the same invention that’s occurring elsewhere in the title

Gamespot – 9/10

The overarching experience of playing Titanfall is one of rejuvenation and reinvigoration. The sprint speed, the arsenal, the game modes, and more are all firmly derived from some of the most successful online shooters of recent years.

Polygon – 9/10

Titanfall is the rare game that feels like it came out on top of the few compromises Respawn has had to make. Sliding the spectacle and holy shit moments of an epic campaign among bold, fast multiplayer that steals unlikely elements, Respawn has made them shine like they belonged there all along.

VentureBeat – 8.2/10

For a multiplayer-only game, Titanfall should have some amazing options and ways to play. But it doesn’t. It has a very healthy number of maps (15), but the lack of interesting new modes will make you feel shortchanged for not getting a single-player campaign.

CVG – 9/10

Thrillingly chaotic and expertly tuned,Titanfall is a fairly orthodox FPS elevated to greatness by dozens of intelligent design choices. One-note? Perhaps. But what a note.

Joystiq 4.5/5

When it’s not all a clash of the you-know-whats, when there’s a volatile mix of scampering boots and earth-rattling bipeds on the battlefield, Titanfall truly excels.

GamesRadar 4/5

Titanfall blends familiar concepts with innovative ideas in remarkable ways, leading to a nearly nonstop supply of awesome moments.

NowGamer – 9/10

Titanfall is an accessible, well-balanced and intensely enjoyable multiplayer first-person shooter that successfully delivers on the concept of blending human and mech combat.

Ausgamers – 8.7/10

Titanfall is a very good shooter, and I’m always a fan of any game that lets players use movement to separate themselves from the herd. Nevertheless, I feel like Respawn is simply setting the foundation here — what they really want is for us to prepare for Titanfall 2.

EGM – 10/10

Titanfall lives up to all the expectations established when it was first revealed, in a way that so few games are able ever to accomplish, and represents nothing short of first-person shooter multiplayer taken to new heights.

InsideGamingDaily – 9/10

What you get is a super-fast paced shooter experience, some epic moments in wall-running and shooting guys, and a truly original feeling of competitive multiplayer. As a result, I’d recommend it to anyone,

GameReactor – 9/10

You forget whatever marketing and money that’s been poured into the team that this is one studio, making one game, and are trying to add something new to the genre. There’s no sense here the team have held back; this is work made with their heart and soul.

The Toronto Globe & Mail – 7/10

So, while Titanfall delivers amazing next-generation action, its next-generation business plan isn’t nearly as impressive.

Gametrailer – 9.3/10

Lazygamer -99/100 <- That’s bad

Screw you guys for not releasing it here (South Africa) or even sending us a review copy… *sulk*

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Edition

Game Informer – 9/10

Even years later, Final Fantasy X is still an exciting RPG, telling a compelling story with plenty of momentum. While the crazy girls-night-out theatrics of X-2 might still cause you to roll your eyes, the battle system is still fast and fun. For those who want the complete arc of the Final Fantasy X saga, the collection delivers. Even without a nostalgic lens, both games hold up well.

Destructoid – 8/10

As far as videogame remasters go, Final Fantasy X and X-2 are at the top of the list as far as quality is concerned. It’s clear that Square Enix put a lot of time into both of these beloved titles, and as a series fan I really appreciate that. They’ve made both of these great games even better with this remastering, and any fan of either should definitely check them out.

IGN – 9.3

With enhanced art and music, tons of extra in-game content, cross-save compatibility, and bundling two huge games for the price of one, it’s a lot of bang for your buck. There’s so much to see and do, and being rewarded with new Trophies for going the extra mile with challenges and exploration feels great.

Lazygamer – F**k we forgot (to review the game) again

Poke Zoe with a stick, she said that she wanted to be our RPG lady and I don’t buy her story of Tales of Symphonia burning her out after 60 hours. Also, Darryn needs to stop singing the FF-X2 theme song and dressing up like Yuna.

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Battles » The mask vs Loki

There's no anime characters in this battle. A battle must have at least one anime character or it will be locked.

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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

Oh, look another person is comparing Screened and AnimeVice to a ghost ship/ghost town/zombie/wasteland/dead horse/etc. How original.

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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

The Exorcist IV: Surgeon Simulator

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General Discussion » Would you rather?

Angels because there is a chance I might still survive if they transport me to another time.

Edit: This is little too similar to the Would you rather game thread. Locking it down.

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Off-Topic » Video Game Club

@GokaiRed: Interesting choice. Most people consider Arkham Asylum to be the best Batman game followed by Arkham City.

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General Discussion » The Mod Squad ~ Everything You Need to Know About the Moderators!

@Bigheart711: Thanks BigHeart

@takashichea said:

@Acura_Max:

Congrats!

And a double thank you to this guy. Without him, it wouldn't have been possible.

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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

This is what Friends the TV show would look like if they were Nazis.

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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

For shame, NBC. You missed an opportunity to parody the "This is your brain on drugs" commercial.

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General Discussion » The Mod Squad ~ Everything You Need to Know About the Moderators!

@Dream: Thanks, Dream!

What are we covering, the wiki or the forums?

Since I moderated both the wiki and forums on Screened, I think I'll continue doing that over here.

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General Discussion » The Mod Squad ~ Everything You Need to Know About the Moderators!

Thanks to Taka, Daniel and Tom Pinchuk, I'm the newest mod on the block!

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