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RPGCast - Episode 211: "Hang on You're Saying it British"

sabin1001sabin1001 Man vs. Slime, the fourth type of conflictMadison, WIAdministrators
edited March 2012 in Latest Updates
RPGCast - Episode 211: "Hang on You're Saying it British"

Find out how you can own all the Mass Effect 3 DLC in only three easy payments of $999.99! Act now and you can get a free PlayStation Vita that will shoot golf and make julienne fries! Operators are standing by, be sure to ask about our free combined shipping offer with imports of Pandora's Tower!

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  • ShayminShaymin The Gratitude Pokemon Full Members
    edited February 2012
    Collector's edition Mass Effect 3: $70
    Artbook with bonus DLC: $25
    Special edition 360 controller with bonus DLC: $50

    Waiting for the GOTY edition which has all this crap included: Priceless.

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  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited February 2012
    The West did invent exploration. First they explored Greece, then Italy, then Europe and Britain etc. At the very least they are better at exploration than everyone else.
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    ThroneofDravaris said:
    The West did invent exploration. First they explored Greece, then Italy, then Europe and Britain etc. At the very least they are better at exploration than everyone else.
    The Native Americans who (probably) came here via land bridge from Asia say otherwise. :D
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  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs The Bemused Administrators
    edited February 2012
    Ocelot said:
    The Native Americans who (probably) came here via land bridge from Asia say otherwise. :D
    Is Africa considered West or East? Considering they were the ones that left the continent we originated from in the first place, I'd say they invented exploration.
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  • DarkRPGMasterDarkRPGMaster A Witness to Destruction Moderators
    edited February 2012
    Strawberry Eggs said:
    Is Africa considered West or East? Considering they were the ones that left the continent we originated from in the first place, I'd say they invented exploration.
    Just call them central, and be done with it.
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    It has been brought to my attention that an "Ocelot" asked a question about Metacritic to the 'Cast. For the record, that was not me. Maybe it was an actual Metal Gear fan instead of just a fan of pretty kitties like I am. :)
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  • JCServantJCServant Certified Polygameist RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    Hahahah...this post is priceless...but for what it's worth, I'm in total agreement with you.

    I got Mass Effect 1 and 2 for about $15 / each. Yum!
    Shaymin said:
    Collector's edition Mass Effect 3: $70
    Artbook with bonus DLC: $25
    Special edition 360 controller with bonus DLC: $50

    Waiting for the GOTY edition which has all this crap included: Priceless.

    There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's common sense.
  • sabin1001sabin1001 Man vs. Slime, the fourth type of conflict Madison, WIAdministrators
    edited February 2012
    So this was interesting. Apparently either Metacritic has agents who listen to all forms of content on the internet to see if their site is mentioned anywhere, or the guy who founded Metacritic likes to listen to the RPG Cast (if that's the case, by the way, you rock!).

    He was nice about our discussion and made sure we were aware that we could pull RPGamer's scores from Metacritic if we didn't like how they were being used. Sadly, I think the real issue we were complaining about isn't with Metacritic, but how publishers USE metacritic. Though we would like our scores to be translated better to their scale...
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  • JCServantJCServant Certified Polygameist RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    Hmm....That should surprise me (even though it does). I've seen instances where people from companies have emailed me because I used their logo on my personal blog (even though their company name was no where in the name of the file, text, tags, etc) or mentioned them somewhere. Someone else was pulled in by his boss because he posted something about job over three months ago on a private, non listed site. Yeah, you get the feeling some of these big companies have people, (or search engines), that find this stuff.

    I'm listening to it now. And, yes, FFVI has the best soundtrack. I ADORE listening to the ending theme which is a 20+ minute compilation of all the character's songs. It was very moving. Love it!

    Oh, and I hear some Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter love here. Go DQV love! If you're even remotely interested in this classic, make sure you listen to RPGBacktrack 064!

    I loved Legendary Zoltan's review of Dark Souls. Classic!

    As far as Meta, I agree with most of the opinions stated. However, I do value the overall scores. Sure, they're far from objective or scientific. However, they do give me a quick, general indication of how fun a game can be. It's a tool...and just like any tool, the person has to know how to use it, how it works for him, and what its limitations are.

    For me.... I generally look at the scores, adding an extra X pts for genres I like, and subtracting for those genres I do not. If the total score is 90%+, chances are I'm going to love it. If the total score is 70-90% - I need to read the text of the review. If it is in the 60s or below, I'm probably not going to like it (Generally, the bad in the game just weighs down the enjoyment I could get) Even when I've looked at scores after playing something, my experiences (and level of enjoyment) generally fall within these guidelines. So, for me, it's a quick barometer reading. In a world where I simply don't have time to read reviews on every game that comes out, it's a handy filter, at times.

    Oh...and Chris...I don't know if you've noticed...But I've seen that the overall scores have been coming in lower on games across the board (with some clear exceptions)...making RPGamer's scores stick out less and less. Gamepot wrote an editorial on "The Defense of Games rated 6" or something like that...basically saying that games with scores in that range can still be good. I've noticed that they have been giving out a lot more 5-7.5's. While they still avoid the 1-5.0 range for all but the really bad games...I just see a lot more games hitting the lower numbers. I swear that it used to be that only the bad games got less than 7.5.
  • RosestormRosestorm Host of The Sectorcast Full Members
    edited February 2012
    Strawberry Eggs said:
    Is Africa considered West or East? Considering they were the ones that left the continent we originated from in the first place, I'd say they invented exploration.
    From an archaeological perspective, even though it makes no sense northern Africa is called the near east, and southern Africa is just called southern Africa.
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  • caddyalancaddyalan Member Full Members
    edited February 2012
    I'm a little surprised to hear even a mention of Hatoful Boyfriend. I read the freeware English version a while back. Most of it was a visual novel (just a bit of simulation gameplay), played for absurd comedy. Then I read an ending which segued right into drama... Also, the main character could probably carry a whole complex game by herself, since she says things like "MY HUNTER-GATHERER BLOOD BOILS!"
    jcservant said:
    Oh, and I hear some Dragon Quest V: Dragon Quarter love here. Go DQV love!
    Did you mean Breath of Fire 5: Dragon Quarter? Because the fifth Dragon Quest game (Hand of the Heavenly Bride) is quite different...
  • TheMaddnessTheMaddness Inmate Full Members
    edited February 2012
    Just in case you didnt find it Manny, I believe the comic you were thinking of was Irredeemable.
  • risingsunrisingsun - Fancy Title - RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2012
    Thanks. Did you read the series? What did you think of it?
  • KisakiProjectKisakiProject Member Full Members
    edited February 2012
    Zoltan's review of Dark Souls basically made my lifetime.
  • silktailsilktail mild peril Full Members
    edited March 2012
    I was meaning to say that I liked FFXII:Revenant Wings too.... But then I also haven't played FFXII either!


    So reviewers want to be paid(/free copy) before they make a (negative) review of the rubbish IOS games. But then if they don't pay, wouldn't less people will be warned off your bad games?
    It doesn't sound good anyway.


    Here's my depiction of events mentioned in this RPGCast (it took a while before I was happy with it). I call it Zoltan's ancestral lesson:

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    I ended up making it in Pullblox(/Pushmo), if you were wondering about the odd symbols & QR code.
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