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2014-02-23 04:38:36 PM
If you're playing a game for 12 years and can't finish it, I'd move on to another game.
 
2014-02-23 05:27:37 PM
Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.
 
2014-02-23 06:10:04 PM
Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction was to have been a "top-down role-playing game."

Just when I thought they couldn't make DN any worse
 
2014-02-23 06:16:53 PM
Can we sue Gearbox for the "sorely deficient" code that was A:CM?
 
2014-02-23 06:23:08 PM
Wait, wtf? Do Scott and George just not read contracts at all? This will be the second time their flimsy case is going to be laughed out of court in recent years.
 
2014-02-23 06:25:48 PM

MrEricSir: Wait, wtf? Do Scott and George just not read contracts at all? This will be the second time their flimsy case is going to be laughed out of court in recent years.


I'm curious to know how they thought they could get away with that. Did they think no one would notice?
 
2014-02-23 06:34:12 PM

Confabulat: MrEricSir: Wait, wtf? Do Scott and George just not read contracts at all? This will be the second time their flimsy case is going to be laughed out of court in recent years.

I'm curious to know how they thought they could get away with that. Did they think no one would notice?


I think the 12 years they spent blowing millions "developing" Duke Nukem Forever would indicate that their brains are fried or they've gone retarded.
 
2014-02-23 06:36:24 PM

axiomatic1977: Can we sue Gearbox for the "sorely deficient" code that was A:CM?


I think Sega is/was doing that
 
2014-02-23 06:55:10 PM
Might have to reskin the project.
 
2014-02-23 07:02:24 PM

fusillade762: Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.


Yes, please.
 
2014-02-23 07:21:45 PM

readymix: fusillade762: Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.

Yes, please.


Aren't they still pumping out DLC for BL2? I picked it up for the first time since release last month, was pleasantly surprised with the DLC content.  I haven't finished the Big Game hunter one, or the DnD one, got annoyed with the utterly shiat level design for the former, and the apparently mostly immune/resistant mobs from the second (seriously, they took a LOT to kill..)
 
2014-02-23 07:29:46 PM

Plant Rights Activist: Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction was to have been a "top-down role-playing game."

Just when I thought they couldn't make DN any worse


It started out as a side scroller.
No new ground being broken here.

/Duke 3d was the high point of the series.
/My only question is how much role playing can you get out of a Duke nukem game...
/Collect new one liners and access new strip clubs with every level?
 
2014-02-23 07:47:01 PM

kroonermanblack: or the DnD one


My favorite DLC for that game. Tiny Tina annoyed the hell out of me in the primary campaign, but that DLC adds some depth to her character, and made her tolerable. Also, had some of the best lines from Mr. Torgue.
 
2014-02-23 07:50:45 PM
Maybe they're just suing them because after 12 years, that games was a bigger piece of shiat than in the elephant enclosure at the farking zoo....
 
2014-02-23 08:00:25 PM
Duke Nukem Forever is a better game than either Borderlands game.

Yeah, I said it.  Let's go.
 
2014-02-23 08:04:39 PM

Mike_LowELL: Duke Nukem Forever is a better game than either Borderlands game.

Yeah, I said it.  Let's go.


Shots fired
 
2014-02-23 08:06:37 PM

kroonermanblack: readymix: fusillade762: Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.

Yes, please.

Aren't they still pumping out DLC for BL2? I picked it up for the first time since release last month, was pleasantly surprised with the DLC content.  I haven't finished the Big Game hunter one, or the DnD one, got annoyed with the utterly shiat level design for the former, and the apparently mostly immune/resistant mobs from the second (seriously, they took a LOT to kill..)


There's one final Head Hunter DLC coming out on April 15th.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/2/13/5407976/borderlands-2-dlc-sir-hamme rl ock-versus-the-son-of-crawmerax-release-date
 
2014-02-23 08:17:24 PM

Mike_LowELL: Duke Nukem Forever is a better game than either Borderlands game.

Yeah, I said it.  Let's go.


ohboyherewego.jpg
 
2014-02-23 08:22:26 PM

kroonermanblack: readymix: fusillade762: Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.

Yes, please.

Aren't they still pumping out DLC for BL2? I picked it up for the first time since release last month, was pleasantly surprised with the DLC content.  I haven't finished the Big Game hunter one, or the DnD one, got annoyed with the utterly shiat level design for the former, and the apparently mostly immune/resistant mobs from the second (seriously, they took a LOT to kill..)


Corrosion works well on skeletons.


RoxtarRyan: kroonermanblack: or the DnD one

My favorite DLC for that game. Tiny Tina annoyed the hell out of me in the primary campaign, but that DLC adds some depth to her character, and made her tolerable. Also, had some of the best lines from Mr. Torgue.


Agreed (mostly, I thought Tina was funny as fark through the whole game). I actually misted up in places during that DLC. It's rare for a video game to do that to me.
 
2014-02-23 08:44:28 PM

Mugato: If you're playing a game for 12 years and can't finish it, I'd move on to another game.


welcome to my childhood
 
2014-02-23 08:53:04 PM
Only 12 years? Putty Squad for the Amiga was finally released 20 years late. AGA only. And it's free.

http://www.system3.com/promotional-download/puttysquadamiga/
 
2014-02-23 09:04:55 PM

fusillade762: Agreed (mostly, I thought Tina was funny as fark through the whole game). I actually misted up in places during that DLC. It's rare for a video game to do that to me.


Yeah, I know exactly the part you're talking about. My gf at the time loved watching me play that specific game (she loved Handsome Jack, but really, all the writing in that game is top notch), and she bawled her eyes out at that point.
 
2014-02-23 09:08:12 PM

RoxtarRyan: fusillade762: Agreed (mostly, I thought Tina was funny as fark through the whole game). I actually misted up in places during that DLC. It's rare for a video game to do that to me.

Yeah, I know exactly the part you're talking about. My gf at the time loved watching me play that specific game (she loved Handsome Jack, but really, all the writing in that game is top notch), and she bawled her eyes out at that point.


It's my opinion that Handsome Jack might be the single most hate-able fictional character of the last decade.
 
2014-02-23 09:24:29 PM

Arumat: RoxtarRyan: fusillade762: Agreed (mostly, I thought Tina was funny as fark through the whole game). I actually misted up in places during that DLC. It's rare for a video game to do that to me.

Yeah, I know exactly the part you're talking about. My gf at the time loved watching me play that specific game (she loved Handsome Jack, but really, all the writing in that game is top notch), and she bawled her eyes out at that point.

It's my opinion that Handsome Jack might be the single most hate-able fictional character of the last decade.


Jack reminds me of Barry from Archer. To the point I had to look up the voice actor to make sure it wasn't the same person.
 
2014-02-23 10:12:02 PM

fusillade762: Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.


Lemme guess, you'll shoot masked idiots in junkyards, a handful of monsters with dozens of recolors, and the humor will still be Edgy and Quirky? Oh, and I hope you like grinding.
 
2014-02-23 10:38:19 PM

LordJiro: fusillade762: Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.

Lemme guess, you'll shoot masked idiots in junkyards, a handful of monsters with dozens of recolors, and the humor will still be Edgy and Quirky? Oh, and I hope you like grinding.


Some people do.  Some people prefer their yearly John Madden Football.  Have fun with that.
 
2014-02-23 10:46:43 PM
I see Aliens: Colonial Marines was referenced earlier, the abomination that it is.

So a couple weeks ago, gamestop had on their website the collectors edition of that game for 10 dollars, and I purchased.  Why? because it came  with a really freaking cool alien/loader figure.  I like looking at it on my desk at work, it was worth it.  So I played the game through.

Holy. shiat.  If i paid the retail 100$ price for that edition? i would have launched a chair through the window.  Ranked problems with this game:

1. Cut scenes/character animations.  So only the mouths are articulated in the scenes. it makes for..hilarity when someone is yelling and supposed to be all pissed off, but they look like a manequin.
2. Aliens are weaker than a green slime.  How the hell can the mike tyson of the solar system, be killed with a shotugun blast to the foot???
3. your alies.  Who needs your alien tracker, when your AI co-op blindly runs into a room?  And how can they fire a smart gun constantly, and never hit or kill any of these things?
4.There is a scene where you have to fight a large queen-ish alien.  As you're going in, your squad tells you it can't be hurt by bullets and to get into the loader. There are little, killable by gunfire aliens running around.  What does your squad do?  Shoot at the alien that is unaffected by gunfire, lettting the little ones chip away at your armor while you're helpless inside of an impossible to control loader.

I could seriously type all night about this game.  It is MST3K level of retarded.  one of my friends bought it for 10 bucks to for the figure, and we are going to co-op it just to make fun of it.  It stinks that one of the all time coolest sci fi series gets this treatment, but what can you do?

Incidentally, this brought up in a discussion about how potentially amazing an open world alien game could be.  Think skyrim sized map, on another planet.  Its not crawling with the xenos, but when you run into one its a large scale battle, like skyrim with the deadly dragons mod turned on.
 
2014-02-23 11:00:22 PM

Arumat: RoxtarRyan: fusillade762: Agreed (mostly, I thought Tina was funny as fark through the whole game). I actually misted up in places during that DLC. It's rare for a video game to do that to me.

Yeah, I know exactly the part you're talking about. My gf at the time loved watching me play that specific game (she loved Handsome Jack, but really, all the writing in that game is top notch), and she bawled her eyes out at that point.

It's my opinion that Handsome Jack might be the single most hate-able fictional character of the last decade.


Easily in my top 10 video game villains ever.  The guy was just a masterpeice of 'dude, Frak this guy'.
 
2014-02-23 11:02:51 PM

phedex: So a couple weeks ago, gamestop had on their website the collectors edition of that game for 10 dollars, and I purchased. Why? because it came with a really freaking cool alien/loader figure.


phedex: one of my friends bought it for 10 bucks to for the figure


Huh?
 
2014-02-23 11:04:54 PM

phedex: I could seriously type all night about this game


Thanks. I kept hearing how bad it was but never asked anyone why. Sounds terrible.

There's a new one coming out called Isolation or something like that where your Riply's daughter who just got Riply's closing message. It's supposed to be scary and claustrophobic. That sounds more like it.
 
2014-02-23 11:26:45 PM

Mugato: Thanks. I kept hearing how bad it was but never asked anyone why. Sounds terrible.

There's a new one coming out called Isolation or something like that where your Riply's daughter who just got Riply's closing message. It's supposed to be scary and claustrophobic. That sounds more like it.


Here.

Just watch this:
Two Best Friends Play Colonial Marines
 
2014-02-23 11:53:00 PM

Mugato: There's a new one coming out called Isolation or something like that where your Riply's daughter who just got Riply's closing message. It's supposed to be scary and claustrophobic. That sounds more like it.


Fun fact:  Ripley's daughter is based on the likeness of Sigourney Weaver's late mother, whose photograph appeared in the deleted/Special Edition scene of Aliens in which Ripley learns her daughter died aged 66 during the 57 years Ripley was frozen in space.
 
2014-02-24 12:09:18 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Mugato: Thanks. I kept hearing how bad it was but never asked anyone why. Sounds terrible.

There's a new one coming out called Isolation or something like that where your Riply's daughter who just got Riply's closing message. It's supposed to be scary and claustrophobic. That sounds more like it.

Here.

Just watch this:
Two Best Friends Play Colonial Marines


Wow. Bishop? The Sulaco? How hard did they fark with the universe's continuity??
 
2014-02-24 01:01:30 AM
no one ever mentions all the people 3dr boned over the years
all the employees that had to move on because the game kept getting put back
and their actually reimbursement was tied to completion bonuses

at this point 3dr is like that guy in shawshank redemption that was released from prison
he'd been institutionalized for so long he didn't know how to live on the outside
3dr scammed so many people for so long over dnf they don't know how to move on
so they make up another game they have no intention of ever releasing just for the notoriety
 
2014-02-24 01:06:47 AM

fusillade762: Wow. Bishop? The Sulaco? How hard did they fark with the universe's continuity??


Screw that, they screwed the game up even worse.

:0
 
2014-02-24 01:12:13 AM
Damn shame was that Colonial Marines had such promise and a really f'ing awesome trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ceog2LksM
 
2014-02-24 01:15:17 AM

Arumat: It's my opinion that Handsome Jack might be the single most hate-able fictional character of the last decade.


A friend and I have a weekly co-op session and we've been playing through Borderlands 2 GOTY. We're still working through it, and we love the writing, the humor, and the story. And he really, really hates Handsome Jack.

A year ago we played through the first Borderlands. Twice. He played as Mordecai and was very, very attached to Bloodwing. Suffice to say, there was a point in Borderlands 2 that really, really upset him.

So yeah, I can't say I disagree with that sentiment.
 
2014-02-24 01:45:34 AM

Mike_LowELL: Duke Nukem Forever is a better game than either Borderlands game.

Yeah, I said it.  Let's go.


You shut your wh--
Mike_LowELL

Oh. Hi, Mike. I think you're too well known to get a good troll going these days. Then again, you're gonna turn around and prove me wrong sometime.
 
2014-02-24 02:35:12 AM

Plant Rights Activist: Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction was to have been a "top-down role-playing game."

Just when I thought they couldn't make DN any worse


I want to see Duke Nukem as a text adventure.

...

You watch as the burning remains of your shuttle crash in the distance and declare
"Damn, those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride."

You are on the roof of a building. In one corner you see some ammo. Nearby, some barrels sit next to a sealed ventilation shaft.

>get ammo

taken

>enter ventilation shaft

The ventilation shaft is sealed

> shoot barrels

The barrels explode, tearing a hole in the ventilation shaft.
 
2014-02-24 02:41:56 AM
It's like watching two pharmaceutical companies fighting over a patent on cancer.
 
2014-02-24 02:49:32 AM

starsrift: Mike_LowELL: Duke Nukem Forever is a better game than either Borderlands game.

Yeah, I said it.  Let's go.

You shut your wh--
Mike_LowELL

Oh. Hi, Mike. I think you're too well known to get a good troll going these days. Then again, you're gonna turn around and prove me wrong sometime.


That boy could troll a thread about puppies.
 
2014-02-24 05:43:08 AM

MrEricSir: Wait, wtf? Do Scott and George just not read contracts at all? This will be the second time their flimsy case is going to be laughed out of court in recent years.


George is a farking idiot. I've been watching him make an ass of himself since the 90's.
 
2014-02-24 05:49:07 AM

ParanoidAgnostic: Plant Rights Activist: Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction was to have been a "top-down role-playing game."

Just when I thought they couldn't make DN any worse

I want to see Duke Nukem as a text adventure.

...

You watch as the burning remains of your shuttle crash in the distance and declare
"Damn, those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride."

You are on the roof of a building. In one corner you see some ammo. Nearby, some barrels sit next to a sealed ventilation shaft.

>get ammo

taken

>enter ventilation shaft

The ventilation shaft is sealed

> shoot barrels

The barrels explode, tearing a hole in the ventilation shaft.


> enter ventilation shaft

You are eaten by a grue
 
2014-02-24 09:10:38 AM

fusillade762: Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.


Damn whippersnappers, can't appreciate the Duke. Back in the days before the new fangled HD, we got our explosive action and humor from one man, and he kicked ass and chewed bubble gum. And he never had any gum.
 
2014-02-24 10:25:40 AM

phedex: I see Aliens: Colonial Marines was referenced earlier, the abomination that it is.

So a couple weeks ago, gamestop had on their website the collectors edition of that game for 10 dollars, and I purchased.  Why? because it came  with a really freaking cool alien/loader figure.  I like looking at it on my desk at work, it was worth it.  So I played the game through.

Holy. shiat.  If i paid the retail 100$ price for that edition? i would have launched a chair through the window.  Ranked problems with this game:

1. Cut scenes/character animations.  So only the mouths are articulated in the scenes. it makes for..hilarity when someone is yelling and supposed to be all pissed off, but they look like a manequin.
2. Aliens are weaker than a green slime.  How the hell can the mike tyson of the solar system, be killed with a shotugun blast to the foot???
3. your alies.  Who needs your alien tracker, when your AI co-op blindly runs into a room?  And how can they fire a smart gun constantly, and never hit or kill any of these things?
4.There is a scene where you have to fight a large queen-ish alien.  As you're going in, your squad tells you it can't be hurt by bullets and to get into the loader. There are little, killable by gunfire aliens running around.  What does your squad do?  Shoot at the alien that is unaffected by gunfire, lettting the little ones chip away at your armor while you're helpless inside of an impossible to control loader.

I could seriously type all night about this game.  It is MST3K level of retarded.  one of my friends bought it for 10 bucks to for the figure, and we are going to co-op it just to make fun of it.  It stinks that one of the all time coolest sci fi series gets this treatment, but what can you do?



My favorite moment playing was during the "escort the girl you know nothing about" mission.  We get to the area where the YT mercs have set up auto guns.  So I run across a hallway to get around behind them and what does CM with boobs do?  Stand right in front of the thing and get shot.  And she doesn't die.  Ever.  I sat there staring at my screen for five minutes watching her take more shots to the face than Jenn Haze at a gangbang and do nothing but emit the same two grunts over and over again.  I really wish I'd grabbed a camera and recorded that.

fusillade762:

Wow. Bishop? The Sulaco? How hard did they fark with the universe's continuity??

They brought back Hicks.  I'm not kidding.
 
2014-02-24 10:57:50 AM

SanjiSasuke: Damn whippersnappers, can't appreciate the Duke. Back in the days before the new fangled HD, we got our explosive action and humor from one man, and he kicked ass and chewed bubble gum. And he never had any gum.


Duke Nukem came out during my freshman year in college.  Lived on campus that year.  Showing up in the wrong network game of Duke Nukem deathmatch was a common problem.
 
2014-02-24 01:06:58 PM
This is somehow a very collossal misunderstanding. I'm not sure on who's part.
 
2014-02-24 01:22:02 PM

soporific: Arumat: It's my opinion that Handsome Jack might be the single most hate-able fictional character of the last decade.

A friend and I have a weekly co-op session and we've been playing through Borderlands 2 GOTY. We're still working through it, and we love the writing, the humor, and the story. And he really, really hates Handsome Jack.

A year ago we played through the first Borderlands. Twice. He played as Mordecai and was very, very attached to Bloodwing. Suffice to say, there was a point in Borderlands 2 that really, really upset him.

So yeah, I can't say I disagree with that sentiment.


I'll second that. Borderlands 1 was one of the only games where I found it fun to be a sniper, and Mordecai was amusing, so I went with Zero in BL2. And even  I , I mean, Zero seemed to get misty a bit at that point... Pandora can be dusty...
 
2014-02-24 05:10:25 PM

SanjiSasuke: fusillade762: Screw Duke Nukem, Gearbox, start working on Borderlands 3.

Damn whippersnappers, can't appreciate the Duke. Back in the days before the new fangled HD, we got our explosive action and humor from one man, and he kicked ass and chewed bubble gum. And he never had any gum.


And he couldn't look up or down without pressing a button.
 
2014-02-24 05:19:26 PM

Mike_LowELL: Duke Nukem Forever is a better game than either Borderlands game.

Yeah, I said it.  Let's go.


/Scans thread

Hmm. No bites to speak of.

I think the problem is that that kind of line doesn't inspire anger. It inspires sadness and pity, and that doesn't make for good trollbait.
 
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