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  • Ryuuga Hideki

    Sorry to bring this up again, but… http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/10/bayonetta-2-review-a-leading-lady-worth-rooting-for

    Ars Technica reviewed Bayonetta 2, and even devoted an entire section to covering the sexual nature of the game’s protagonist. Interestingly enough, they came away from it with what is the exact polar opposite of Polygon’s idea. No score, but there’s almost nothing but glowing praise for the game as you read the review.

    Also worth noting is GameInformer’s 9.25 score without a single mention of the aforementioned sexuality.

    I’ll just leave this here for discussion…

    • Phantomlink

      I hope it does well in North America

      Also, I entirely forgot it comes with the first game as well

  • Phantomlink

    @DigitalWolf:disqus are we sure the schedule planner for articles works? I have an embargo article I need timed but everytime I try to do a future post, it never posts

  • P_Punk

    Dem Civ: Beyond Earth review scores :3

  • Aaron Wilkins

    Damn, The Evil Within is brutal. Just finished chapter 3 and must have died 10 times. Really fun, but damned hard. And I’m only on the medium difficulty. I’m never gonna bother going higher up.

  • Hongo

    *The People In This Ad Are Not Actors*

    Yeeeeah. I don’t really believe you.

    You picked people who likely jump and flinch at anything in the horror genre.

  • Hongo
  • dracosummoner

    https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

    If you missed the Penny Arcade Adventures games the last time they were on Humble, you can get the first two for $1 again. This also comes with Shank, The Baconing, Boximals Bounce, and Shank 2 and Plants vs. Zombies GOTY if you pay $6.

  • Phantomlink

    Hmmm I wonder if I can scrap together $85 for the Halo MC… maybe since it’s 4 games I can convince myself to buy it

    You do get unlimited ammo and grenades from preordering to get the Bandanna Skull… that could be fun

    • Aaron Wilkins

      It cost $85? Or is that in Canada only or something?

    • Phantomlink

      well, $70 plus tax so $79.08. Guess my guess was off

    • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

      The Bandanna Skull is going to be amazing. I’ve already done the games on Legendary multiple times, so I’ve got nothing to prove and will feel no shame in using it. Already used it once in Halo Anniversary anyway and it’s pure chaos….’nades blowing up ‘nades blowing up more ‘nades and bodies flying everywhere.

    • GUN®

      A Bandanna (skull) that gives infinite ammo? Must be an MGS reference right?

      http://cdn3.whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Apr-01-2014-1532.gif

    • Phantomlink

      Ya I can only assume it’s a shot to MGS

  • Phantomlink

    from inside one of the caucus rooms during the shooting in Parliament Hill this morning

    http://i.imgur.com/wklGVR0.jpg?1

    The doors open the other way around though….

    • http://iadagraca.com/ BasedWolf

      “When they open the door, BOOM we’ll get him!”

    • Aaron Wilkins

      Then the gunman would have a bunch of furniture fall on him. Works pretty well actually haha.

    • http://iadagraca.com/ BasedWolf

      “Good job team!”

      http://blogs-images.forbes.com/scottmendelson/files/2014/06/scyjc6.jpg

      Is it bad that i can’t help but make the comparison?

    • Phantomlink

      a comment from the image

      Ah yes, the Scooby Doo booby trap tactic.

    • m0re

      How do you know that? Unless…

  • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

    Because I wasn’t too busy squeeing over the Age of Ultron trailer, here’s the first full length trailer for Halo: NIghtfall.

    Hnngggggg.

    • P_Punk

      It seems like they didn’t want to show any Elite CGI.

    • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

      Probably wanted to build up the tension. What they did show looked higher quality than I thought it would at least.

      My only real concern is I feel like this is going to somehow re-introduce the fucking Flood, which would open the doors for them to be in Halo 5. Which would make a very angry Bananas because seriously screw those things.

    • P_Punk

      Lol, I was thinking the same thing about the Flood once I saw that person change into things near the end.

    • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

      Hold me, Punk. Hold me and tell me they’re not gonna bring the Flood back. Just…humor me….. *sobs*

    • P_Punk

      There will be a whole level of Flood just to bring back some nostalgia. The devs will say “we KNOW you wanted some more flood, so here you go!”

    • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg
    • P_Punk

      Is the gif saying “thank you 343 for understanding what Halo veterans really loved about the franchise!”

    • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

      It signifies the last act of desperation and the only way out left for a man who hoped beyond hope we were done with those annoying bastards.

    • Aaron Wilkins

      I like the flood so I’m hoping they’re back! Besides, Grave Mind only controlled one faction of the Flood. There are so much more still around. Also, looks like they could be on the remnants of the ring from Halo 2, which could explain Flood there too.

    • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

      I’ll all at least say this, they’re not the most annoying enemies in the franchise. That honor goes to those damn flying bug things, I forget what they’re called. At least they only show up a few times in Halo 2 and 3 though. I’ll take them over entire levels of the Flood’s generic bullrush AI any day. Though they’re really only annoying and cheap on Legendary.

    • Aaron Wilkins

      Ah, the Drones. Definitely a pain in the ass on Legendary. Especially when ODST added in higher levels of them.

      The Flood morphed into being shit enemies by Halo 3, but they served a great niche for Halo 1 and part of 2.

    • Aaron Wilkins

      Oh man, I’m excited. Also severely disappointed I don’t have an Xbox One now because I would love to have MCC and watch Nightfall. Hopefully they’ll release it on DVD also.

      I’m a huge Halo fan and huge Ridley Scott fan as well so its looking sweet. Plus, looks like the show’s atmosphere is very reminiscent of Alien, which Halo was heavily inspired by anway.

    • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

      I’ll bet it sees a DVD/Blu-Ray release down the line. They’ll want to make some money off of it considering everybody who buys MCC is practically getting it for free.

      And I’m loving the atmosphere and am severely impressed by the production values considering the nature of the project. I’m really glad it’s not just some bang-bang action fest.