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#2541 jeannot

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 30 January 2018 - 07:37 AM, said:

Not just one, but two new blips for Mac on the Feral Radar:

"Save Poor Bob If You Please"

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Picture and title surprisingly actually belong together: the picture shows blues singer Robert Johnson (on the cover of the book "Escaping the Delta"), while the line is from one of his songs (Cross Road Blues).


"It's Just a Shot Away"

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The picture shows a Garibaldi biscuit, while the title comes from the Rolling Stones' song "Gimme Shelter".

EDIT: I'm wondering if "It's just…" might be LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2. Italian general Guiseppe Garibaldi (after whom the biscuits have been named) was appointed by the provisional Italian government in Milan – which is called "Milano" in Italian, like Star-Lord's ship in Guardians of the Galaxy (who are prominently featured in LMSH 2). And the Stones might reference LEGO bricks.

However, "It's…" is announced for Mac and Linux, which would be a first for a LEGO game.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:33 AM

I though that the Garibaldi biscuit is a hint towards the town Garibaldi in Oregon, which supposedly was an inspiration for Arcadia Bay in the game 'Life Is Strange'.
Also the Rolling Stones song 'Gimme Shelter', starts like this: 'Oh, a storm is threat'ning'.

Maybe we are dealing with 'Life Is Strange: Before the Storm'.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:27 PM

View PostMr Pink, on 30 January 2018 - 11:33 AM, said:

I though that the Garibaldi biscuit is a hint towards the town Garibaldi in Oregon, which supposedly was an inspiration for Arcadia Bay in the game 'Life Is Strange'.
Also the Rolling Stones song 'Gimme Shelter', starts like this: 'Oh, a storm is threat'ning'.

Maybe we are dealing with 'Life Is Strange: Before the Storm'.

Makes sense as they did port the original to both platforms
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:58 PM

I am always amazed at how much effort goes into these.

In the wikipedia page on Robert Johnson it mentions a myth that he sold his soul to the devil to achieve success, not sure if that would connect it to a game or not.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:18 AM

View Postipickert55, on 30 January 2018 - 08:58 PM, said:

I am always amazed at how much effort goes into these.

In the wikipedia page on Robert Johnson it mentions a myth that he sold his soul to the devil to achieve success, not sure if that would connect it to a game or not.

That could in theory link it to Cuphead, but it's a stretch. (In the game, its gamblers who gambled their souls to the devil in a casino.)
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:03 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 31 January 2018 - 06:18 AM, said:

That could in theory link it to Cuphead, but it's a stretch. (In the game, its gamblers who gambled their souls to the devil in a casino.)
Intriguing… that Johnson became famous in the 1930s could even be linked to Cuphead's art style, which is inspired by this period's animations.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:17 AM

View Postipickert55, on 30 January 2018 - 08:58 PM, said:

I am always amazed at how much effort goes into these.

In the wikipedia page on Robert Johnson it mentions a myth that he sold his soul to the devil to achieve success, not sure if that would connect it to a game or not.
There's a great scene in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou" where the escaped cons pick up a young Tommy Johnson near a crossroads where he claims to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to play the guitar.

I always thought they named him Tommy instead of Robert for some obscure legal reason, but per Wikipedia, there was a real blues musician named Tommy Johnson (no relation to Robert) who recorded in the late 1920s, somewhat before Robert. "To enhance his fame, [Tommy] Johnson cultivated a sinister persona. According to his brother LeDell, he claimed to have sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in exchange for his mastery of the guitar."  TMYK.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

It could be 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game', since that has Mac Depots on Steam already, but I'm failing to see a connection between the hints and that game/movie. LEGO games are usually Mac only.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:47 PM

Have there been any announcements on porting Shadow of War? Could connect to that somehow, but again I don't see it.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:55 AM

Rise of the Tomb Raider now confirmed!

Fingers crossed on system requirements....
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

I just re-played the 2013 Tomb Raider. I'm ready for this one. :)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

View Postmattw, on 13 February 2018 - 06:55 AM, said:

Rise of the Tomb Raider now confirmed!

Fingers crossed on system requirements....

I'm happy for those who are excited. I think I'm the only person who hated the first game.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:35 PM

View PostCougar, on 13 February 2018 - 01:56 PM, said:

I'm happy for those who are excited. I think I'm the only person who hated the first game.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

View PostCougar, on 13 February 2018 - 01:56 PM, said:



I'm happy for those who are excited. I think I'm the only person who hated the first game.
Why? It is a masterpiece!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

View Postikir, on 13 February 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

Why? It is a masterpiece!

I've posted about it here already, but the tldr is I found the combat repetitive, the story terrible, and the best part--the actual tomb raiding--to be barely there.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:41 AM

I didn't find the story worse than the average video game, especially the previous TR episodes. Video game stories are all pretty bad, to a few exceptions.
I agree that there is too much combat in TR 2013.  Unfortunately, that's what most players want. It's still much less repetitive than, say, bioshock infinite IMO, which got so much praise for reasons I totally disagree with (story-wise, I don't find it better than TR).

I hope they left more room for exploration in this one.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:30 AM

Apart from the name recognition, I think modern Tomb Raider is in part Square's answer to the popularity of Uncharted. A narrative heavy third-person action "Indiana Jones"-style game.

Old school Tomb Raider was great, but let's be reasonable. It had an incredibly weak storyline.

But RotTR had more "tombs" than the 2013 game, so I think as Lara develops as a character she'll grow closer to classic Lara in that respect.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:45 AM

View PostCougar, on 13 February 2018 - 07:06 PM, said:

I've posted about it here already, but the tldr is I found the combat repetitive, the story terrible, and the best part--the actual tomb raiding--to be barely there.
And don't forget the QTEs. So many QTEs…

View Postjeannot, on 14 February 2018 - 12:41 AM, said:

I didn't find the story worse than the average video game, especially the previous TR episodes.
You aren't wrong, but the older Tomb Raider games weren't shy about their "plots" being nothing but flimsy excuses for Lara's shenanigans, and usually hadn't enough (non-gunfodder) characters to fill a VW Beetle.

TR 2013 however boasted to be a character driven origin story of its protagonist, and still managed nothing but strung together set-pieces with flat and uninteresting clichés as supporting cast. And having the main character going from naïve and timid to brutal pickaxe mass murderer within five minutes doesn't count as "character development".

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:48 AM

Yeah, after finishing the game I just thought "well Lara has killed about everything on this island, but at least she saved a couple of friends".

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

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