Just from looking at this gif, Hester's was just a straight stiff arm. At the beginning, you can see his fingers wrapped around the side of Butler's helmet, not on is facemask. Now, maybe he finished it off with a facemask, I didn't see the other angle but since the ref is behind the play, he can't see the facemask on… » 12/01/14 12:52am 12/01/14 12:52am

That is one of the things I took away from the teaser as well. I loved how everything went back to way it looked and felt in the original trilogy. From the Stormtrooper armor that looks like it is made out of cheap plastic to the to the way that weird speeder-thing looked as it was accelerating. It liked it very much. » 11/30/14 1:37pm 11/30/14 1:37pm

It doesn't have a story; it has events. At the end of the game, nothing has changed. The threats are different or redirected after your appearance but you are still just fighting the good fight, the Traveler is still weak, The Darkness is still coming and nobody really knows what it is. The game is still in discovery… » 11/29/14 12:07pm 11/29/14 12:07pm

Maybe not remasters but older gen consoles made very liberal use of ports in their first years. It wasn't even a 1-to-1 thing, they jumped around everywhere. A port of a Sega Saturn game that was a port of an arcade game. Ports of SNES games showing up on the Genesis and then later on handhelds. And these were many… » 11/25/14 4:40pm 11/25/14 4:40pm

I had the same experience with DS1 (though I picked it up a little earlier when it was on sale for the 360 for $5 on the Xbox store). Once you get over the mental block of being afraid of dying in the game, It isn't that hard. The fights can be challenging and you may not get through them on the first try but it isn't… » 11/25/14 3:36am 11/25/14 3:36am

Understanding and contrition are not an on-off switch; especially when it comes to corporal punishment of children. Would Peterson coming out during a press conference and saying the usual about correcting and learning from his mistakes and understanding what he did was wrong have helped him in this case? Sure, but as… » 11/18/14 10:57pm 11/18/14 10:57pm

FF has always mattered. People can rightfully shit on 13 all they want but that game sold well. Its sequels not as much but FFXIV rebounded nicely for itself all the same. As a new numbered FF, I expect this game to sell a larger number of units. That said, how much FF has ever 'mattered' is up for debate. Its success… » 11/17/14 9:33am 11/17/14 9:33am

People don't forget that. The problem is that he is just a bad, dumb, stupid waste of screen time. I get comic relief but that doesn't mean you have to add in a Sesame Street character. The age demo for Star Wars was never that young. I was waiting for him to teach me how to count to 10. There is a whole host of… » 11/16/14 9:48pm 11/16/14 9:48pm

You just said that in order for something to be game, it has to be a game. That doesn't work. But if you replace "electronic game" with another term (electronic program for instance) then your definition falls apart and includes many things that are not games at all. » 11/15/14 1:32am 11/15/14 1:32am

That very much depends on what kind of FF fan you talk to. Most people seem to love 6 but the other 2 are looked at differently. 9 is probably hated the least amount out of any FF post 7 but there are a lot of people who didn't really want the throwback feel (got to remember the large influx of new fans after FF7) and… » 11/12/14 9:12am 11/12/14 9:12am

The problem people have with ADS as a feature is what it almost always comes with. An accuracy penalty for hipfiring (or call it an accuracy increase when scoping but that means that same thing) and a movement/turning penalty when aiming. I don't know if CoD invented it or if people just like saying it because it is… » 11/11/14 4:22am 11/11/14 4:22am

Yes, a tiered service from the content providers viewpoint, not the consumers. They already offer consumers tiered services based on speed. If they offered us a tiered service based on content, that would make it exactly the same as cable TV services. While that would suck horribly as well, what people are talking… » 11/10/14 9:11pm 11/10/14 9:11pm

OSU is a team that can play with almost anyone but they are far too inconsistent. Against the teams you mentioned, they can score with any of them but would also probably turn the ball over just as often. The defense shows up when it wants to. Basically, they would be the underdog against any one of them but it… » 11/09/14 5:47am 11/09/14 5:47am

It is definitely not better than nothing. Nothing would very much be preferred. These are basically cutscenes. Any amount of interaction in instances like the CoD example only give you the option to either continue the story or create a very awkward pause that will only break immersion. The button press is mandatory… » 11/05/14 5:27am 11/05/14 5:27am