BRB Boom 2: Powdered Herpes

Welcome back to BRB Boom for the sophomore episode.  Join DogsDie, Smelly Pirate and Yoshifett as they nerd out about the Mass Effect 3 demo, the Mass Effect universe, and other topics that effect today’s gamer.

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  1. TamarindLAZ

    That’s one STD I’ll have to catch!
    Downloading now! 🙂

  2. cobberwebbTS

    It’s official! If contraception was used we wouldn’t have Mass Effect! @DogsDie, get it on Xbox and then on PC when has made cheaper. An excuse to play it again and again.

  3. Mahagna

    More of my disappointment with Mass Effect 3.  It’s going too much in the direction of Gears of War for my tastes.  I loved Mass Effect 1, the different armor, different weapons, different powers, it was amazing.  I liked Mass Effect 2, but I didn’t appreciate the further shift towards the FPS genre, the lack of different weapons, plus I felt that some of the animations (especially in really active cutscenes) didn’t look as polished as the cutscenes in Mass Effect 1.

     

    Bringing this over to Mass Effect 3, it felt like a much more cinematic experience, and since I don’t really like the style post-Mass Effect 1 cutscenes (the strange lighting, bad mouth movements, some strange character animations, etc.) I wasn’t a fan of the demo, which also heavily focused on gunplay (even while playing on Action or RPG or whatever the middle choice was), at least for the classes I played as.  While I haven’t played the multiplayer in the demo, I’m not a big fan of wave games, so it really won’t sway me either way. 

     

    Basically what I’m saying is a lot of the little things that bugged me in Mass Effect 2 are back (and mostly more prominent) in Mass Effect 3 and are swaying me to not buy the game.  Feel free to convince me otherwise, I want to like this game.

  4. JLV

    I love the intro so much.

  5. Yay!  Listen up y’all!

  6. Ravioli

    Smarmy One-Star Review Readings might be my new favorite segment. mmmmyes.

  7. Chewbakachu

    Can we please get more smarmy 1 star reviews? Please, it was f*cking awesome.

    new default favorite show, since i got a shout-out.

  8. I want to leave a one star review just to get the Smarmy read of the week.

  9. Qf3ck3r said

    I want to leave a one star review just to get the Smarmy read of the week.

     

    Yeah, I was worried this might happen. shock OK, here’s what we’re going to do, because one star reviews are bad for business. We will make a recurring segment of the Smarmy read of the week, but we will only do 5 star reviews. Please feel encouraged to make it the most angry, bored, disappointed, bone-crushingly negative review you can think of, but it had better have 5 stars, or we won’t do it. Each week DD will pick one to spotlight, and HE FINALLY GETS A REAL RECURRING WEEKLY SEGMENT! (This is all pending approval of my cohosts, of course.)

    This will include any updated reviews, for those of you that have already reviewed us.

    barrel, I said barrel

  10. smelly pirate said

    Qf3ck3r said

    I want to leave a one star review just to get the Smarmy read of the week.

     

    Yeah, I was worried this might happen. shock OK, here’s what we’re going to do, because one star reviews are bad for business. We will make a recurring segment of the Smarmy read of the week, but we will only do 5 star reviews. Please feel encouraged to make it the most angry, bored, disappointed, bone-crushingly negative review you can think of, but it had better have 5 stars, or we won’t do it. Each week DD will pick one to spotlight, and HE FINALLY GETS A REAL RECURRING WEEKLY SEGMENT! (This is all pending approval of my cohosts, of course.)

    This will include any updated reviews, for those of you that have already reviewed us.

    barrel, I said barrel

    I echo this.  Seriously, I literally just echoed this.

  11. Waatulakula

    It makes me sad for myself that I immediately knew what the MMO word of the week and the Thug Speak were this week, but had no idea what the Word of the Week was. Thanks for lowering my self exteem even more guys 🙂 , but great show as always guys.

  12. SlapHappySamurai

    BRB Boom show + 24 year old gum + (Bioware>Condoms)- show = Happy ears

  13. Chewbakachu

    DogsDie said

    smelly pirate said

    Qf3ck3r said

    I want to leave a one star review just to get the Smarmy read of the week.

     

    Yeah, I was worried this might happen. shock OK, here’s what we’re going to do, because one star reviews are bad for business. We will make a recurring segment of the Smarmy read of the week, but we will only do 5 star reviews. Please feel encouraged to make it the most angry, bored, disappointed, bone-crushingly negative review you can think of, but it had better have 5 stars, or we won’t do it. Each week DD will pick one to spotlight, and HE FINALLY GETS A REAL RECURRING WEEKLY SEGMENT! (This is all pending approval of my cohosts, of course.)

    This will include any updated reviews, for those of you that have already reviewed us.

    barrel, I said barrel

    I echo this.  Seriously, I literally just echoed this.

    Well then you better choose mine because it is, I promise you 100% just as exactly smarmy as whatshisdouches’ review. But it is 5 stars.

  14. MTaylo050

    DogsDie, don’t you want to play it on 360 so that you can transfer your save files from ME1/ME2 over to ME3?

    Also you should get it for the PS3…

  15. Demra

    I appreciated the shout out but my user name is pronounced Dem-ra not Der-ma, other than that I loved the show and am still your devout boom boom…

  16. Yoshifett

    It’s amazing it took us so long to mention powdered herpes, since all of the hosts have it.

  17. Chewbakachu

    But the liquid variety tastes sssoooo good.

  18. MTaylo050 said

    DogsDie, don’t you want to play it on 360 so that you can transfer your save files from ME1/ME2 over to ME3?

    Also you should get it for the PS3…


    Not sure I care enough to be honest.nim leaning PC at this point.


    Demra said

    I appreciated the shout out but my user name is pronounced Dem-ra not Der-ma, other than that I loved the show and am still your devout boom boom…

    my bad bud!  I was reading too fast!

  19. MTaylo050 said

    DogsDie, don’t you want to play it on 360 so that you can transfer your save files from ME1/ME2 over to ME3?

    Also you should get it for the PS3…


    Not sure I care enough to be honest.nim leaning PC at this point.


    Demra said

    I appreciated the shout out but my user name is pronounced Dem-ra not Der-ma, other than that I loved the show and am still your devout boom boom…

    my bad bud!  I was reading too fast!

  20. MTaylo050

    DogsDie said

    MTaylo050 said

    DogsDie, don’t you want to play it on 360 so that you can transfer your save files from ME1/ME2 over to ME3?

    Also you should get it for the PS3…


    Not sure I care enough to be honest.nim leaning PC at this point.

    Apparently there is some frame rate issues and a few glitches in the first few hours of at least the PS3 version of the game. I would imagine the 360 would have similar issues. If you don’t care about importing old characters I would go with PC. It’s not going to have those issues for you, because your rig seems to be off the top ropes.

  21. tominie

    Boom…I just got taken out by Mr SmellyPirateHooker at the end of the episode, I’m literally beaming and doing a little jig around the room.

    I think it warrants a place on my eventual epitaph – here lies Tom Hughes; powdered herpes sufferer, 8 inches when warm, tallest midget known, taken out by smelly, giggidy.

    Awesome episode gentlemen, sods law that I posted my positive 5 star review before hearing this one or I could have gone to smarmsville and eaten smarm on toast at the café smárm on it instead!

  22. Chuck-Lee-Campbell

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE you guys, alot of homo. 

  23. stingo

    I can’t help but think DD’s question about censoring movies related to what seems to be a uniquely Utah business of “sanitizing” films. As far as I know most companies that did it were put out of business by copyright infringement lawsuits from the movie studios. Kudos to Yoshi on his answer.

     

    But I think Yoshi’s original thought re: which console to get ME3 on was the best. Quality > all, so go PC. 

  24. I can’t believe I’m the only person on here with an appropriate sense of nostalgia. Mega Man will always be better on a Nintendo console, even if it’s technically better on a Sony console. You guys bets ta recognize.

  25. stingo said

    I can’t help but think DD’s question about censoring movies related to what seems to be a uniquely Utah business of “sanitizing” films. As far as I know most companies that did it were put out of business by copyright infringement lawsuits from the movie studios. Kudos to Yoshi on his answer.

     

    But I think Yoshi’s original thought re: which console to get ME3 on was the best. Quality > all, so go PC. 

    Yes, utah had a few movie stores that had edited down content, but also when DVD first came out back in the late 90’s there were a few dvd’s that had the option to edit down the content right there on the disc.  That idea was killed pretty quick.  

  26. lowman621

    Hope I’m not getting to deep here but here goes anyway. Five years ago I lost my 31 year old Brother in a car accident. I am a mailman and walk about 10 miles a day. To help escape the grief of the loss of my Brother i got a ipod and started listening to podcasts and audio books. Since then I have listened to about every podcast on IGN, Roosterteeth, Major Nelson, etc. Just wanted to tell you guys I wish I had found you earlier. You all have went to the top of my podcast favorites. I really think its awesome that you two (Smelly and Dogs) can work together and have such a great relationship (it reminds me of what my Brother and I had). OK sorry for being so serious…I just took a big DUMP. 🙂 I’m in the process of listening to all your last 100 episodes from SG since I just found you guys about 2 week ago. Thanks for all the great laughs and helping me pass the time.

  27. Ravioli

    Yoshifett said

    It’s amazing it took us so long to mention powdered herpes, since all of the hosts have it.

    Do the hosts like having powdered herpes in their Brownies too?

  28. LadyWallflower

    Love the show! thumb

  29. Halcyondaze

    Dogsdie, as a born and bred Brit (try saying that quickly five times) I’m genuinely impressed with your British accent! thumb Pip pip, cheerio, ta for the brilliant show, wot.

  30. destruxion

    If this is going to be par for the course of BRB Boom, then this will easily be my favorite podcast (or show, or boom?) that I listen to.  Great job guys! Luv u’s lots… mucho homo bigsmile

  31. stingo

    DogsDie said

    stingo said

    I can’t help but think DD’s question about censoring movies related to what seems to be a uniquely Utah business of “sanitizing” films. As far as I know most companies that did it were put out of business by copyright infringement lawsuits from the movie studios. Kudos to Yoshi on his answer.

     

    But I think Yoshi’s original thought re: which console to get ME3 on was the best. Quality > all, so go PC. 

    Yes, utah had a few movie stores that had edited down content, but also when DVD first came out back in the late 90’s there were a few dvd’s that had the option to edit down the content right there on the disc.  That idea was killed pretty quick.  

    I think there’s one company left, and I think they offer tech to edit out the “dirty” scenes much like TiVO edited commercials at one time.

  32. Halcyondaze said

    Dogsdie, as a born and bred Brit (try saying that quickly five times) I’m genuinely impressed with your British accent! thumb Pip pip, cheerio, ta for the brilliant show, wot.


    You’re joking right? tongue  My accent was all over the place in that smarmy review toothysmile  Thanks!


    destruxion said

    If this is going to be par for the course of BRB Boom, then this will easily be my favorite podcast (or show, or boom?) that I listen to.  Great job guys! Luv u’s lots… mucho homo bigsmile

    Woo!!!! We have a new Boomba!

  33. Monkeyspunk

    Other than the endless torment of Frawlz, this particular podcast made me snort spray chocolate milk all over the dash of my car.  Boom is definitely already going on my list of weekly most anticipated.

  34. AssassinAlex18

    Awesome Podcast this week. [Insert witty comment for take out here]

  35. destruxion

    DogsDie said

    Woo!!!! We have a new Boomba!

    I don’t know if I’m as much a new boomba, as a recovering brownie. I am just glad the energy of the booms is equal to, if not greater than, the girthiness of the brownness

  36. DogsDie, go with ME3 on PC.  Hit up http://www.masseffectsaves.com/ and find the save that matches the decisions you made in ME1 and 2, and live on in PC happiness.

     

    Great episode gents.

  37. The Jack Of Hearts

    smelly pirate said

    I can’t believe I’m the only person on here with an appropriate sense of nostalgia. Mega Man will always be better on a Nintendo console, even if it’s technically better on a Sony console. You guys bets ta recognize.

    Your not the only one Smelly! I love playing the Metal Gear Solid games on Sony consoles; I love playing Contra on the NES (screw the XBLA version); and I love playing games on their original systems.

  38. Tom The Guitar Guy

    I’m so conflicted about Mass Effect 3..

    Got a new graphics card today and the PC Demo looked amazing. But at the same time, I’d like to have my Mass Effect 2 character imported :/

    Iv’e had both versions in and out of the Amazon basket over the past few days.. it’s pathetic really 😛

    • Edit : Just noticed jvmaxwell’s comment about downloading those save files.

      Achievements are still swaying me towards Xbox slightly though. How utterly shallow of me 🙁

  39. Brooksy068

    I opened a 1989 Topps hockey card pack in 1994 and ate the gum. It tasted about the same.

  40. TamarindLAZ

    I’m salivating for a new episode guys.embarrassed

  41. TamarindLAZ said

    I’m salivating for a new episode guys.embarrassed

    Just recorded episode 3 last night thumb

  42. Providence

    I’m highly disappointed in you Yoshi. Who is to say your Shepard is the REAL Shepard? I created my Shepard in ME1 and transferred that same character to ME2, he is the ONLY Shepard to me. I know of no other Shepard, and the default one you went hipster on (sorry but right after you made the joke..) doesn’t look like the character of Shepard to me. A character story is driven by your personal attatchment to the character, and I am personally attatched to the Shepard I created and stuck with from the get go.

    I could understand being against changing YOUR unimaginative default Shepard, but in this kind of game you want to put yourself in his shoes, and I made mine look like the kind of guy I could get inside (pardon that). And I don’t think I’m wrong in that.

  43. Providence

    Oh my goodness just finished the show. The hipster oozes like liquid herpes! Exclusivity is WRONG! In every way. Exclusive titles are the Berlin Wall of video games, they are the quadrants of Jerusalem, they are the Third World and the First World. Every gamer thinks they are the hero, on the “right side”, that opening their doors and letting creative titles out into the larger world somehow makes them less good. Less special.

    By preaching exclusivity, you are saying that everyone who isn’t like you doesn’t deserve to play great games. That’s a horribly narrow opinion. It’s the same as someone hating a song once it goes mainstream, because suddenly they don’t feel special anymore, as if the music was for them and people like them only.

    Being a hipster is just a fancy form of being selfish, period. Let everyone hear the great music, let everyone play the great games. Lets all have a good time.

    ps: Obsidian writes a better and more in-depth story than any other developer ever, including Bioware, who knows how to grab people, but doesn’t actually dig all that deep.

    Neverwinter Nights 2 especially, but also New Vegas. Actually it feels like Bioware and Bethesda developed great universes, and Obsidian expands them into philosophical and character driven masterpieces. I think they should have made ME3. Because the characters would go way deeper than their archetypes and things that happened to them which doesn’t actually expand on who they are. And as much as you could argue, the Mass Effect characters are cool, but they are not very deep. They are just WAITING to tell you that one thing that changed their lives and made them who they are. Only Jack at least has a character arc.

    Kreia, Handmaiden, Mr. House, Hanhar, Atton Rand, Caesar, Mandalore (Canderous) are characters I love and remember because they are more than just what you see in the game. There are stories you hear that shape their personalities, but also stories you don’t hear but that you just feel are there because of how well rounded and REAL they are. I’ll argue this until I die, to the ends to the universe. In KOTOR 2 it got to the point where everyone I met, I suddenly had an instant respect for them because I knew there was more to them than the simple archetypes they might portray. Actually, there are no archetypes in KOTOR 2 in any of the major characters.

    KOTOR:

    -Stuck up princess jedi who is actually a stuck up princess jedi that had a bitchy mom

    -do-gooder republic soldier who is actually a do-gooder republic soldier whose family was killed

    -fool-hardy little girl who is actually a fool-hardy little girl that had a fool-hardy brother

    -depressed wookie who is actually a depressed wookie with an asshole father and brother

    -Juhanni is a good character with depth

    -wise but jaded hermit jedi who is actually a not-so-wise but jaded hermit jedi

    -Canderous is a good character with depth who gets even more depth in the second game

    -droids with quirks.

    KOTOR 2:

    -Ponderous but attentive and proactive blind old jedi with questionable moral standards but a clear perspective on what needs to be done beyond a standard moral scale who is actually an ex Sith Lord who is powerful and decisive but always finds an understanding and tries to teach a deeper meaning to the force, eventually finding deeper meaning in herself.

    -Smart-ass bad-boy smuggler with deep-seeded suspicion of everyone especially jedi who is actually a jedi assassin trained to mentally shut out mind readers but in so doing mentally shut himself out from everyone he knows including the jedi he was sent to kill that it turns out he fell in love with but still killed.

    the list goes on. But also includes droids with quirks. See the pattern? I honestly couldn’t find simpler words to describe Kreia and Atton because it would not have done them justice.

    Rant over

  44. destruxion

    Providence said

    Oh my goodness just finished the show. The hipster oozes like liquid herpes! Exclusivity is WRONG! In every way. Exclusive titles are the Berlin Wall of video games, they are the quadrants of Jerusalem, they are the Third World and the First World. Every gamer thinks they are the hero, on the “right side”, that opening their doors and letting creative titles out into the larger world somehow makes them less good. Less special.

    By preaching exclusivity, you are saying that everyone who isn’t like you doesn’t deserve to play great games. That’s a horribly narrow opinion. It’s the same as someone hating a song once it goes mainstream, because suddenly they don’t feel special anymore, as if the music was for them and people like them only.

    Being a hipster is just a fancy form of being selfish, period. Let everyone hear the great music, let everyone play the great games. Lets all have a good time.

    ps: Obsidian writes a better and more in-depth story than any other developer ever, including Bioware, who knows how to grab people, but doesn’t actually dig all that deep.

    Neverwinter Nights 2 especially, but also New Vegas. Actually it feels like Bioware and Bethesda developed great universes, and Obsidian expands them into philosophical and character driven masterpieces. I think they should have made ME3. Because the characters would go way deeper than their archetypes and things that happened to them which doesn’t actually expand on who they are. And as much as you could argue, the Mass Effect characters are cool, but they are not very deep. They are just WAITING to tell you that one thing that changed their lives and made them who they are. Only Jack at least has a character arc.

    Kreia, Handmaiden, Mr. House, Hanhar, Atton Rand, Caesar, Mandalore (Canderous) are characters I love and remember because they are more than just what you see in the game. There are stories you hear that shape their personalities, but also stories you don’t hear but that you just feel are there because of how well rounded and REAL they are. I’ll argue this until I die, to the ends to the universe. In KOTOR 2 it got to the point where everyone I met, I suddenly had an instant respect for them because I knew there was more to them than the simple archetypes they might portray. Actually, there are no archetypes in KOTOR 2 in any of the major characters.

    KOTOR:

    -Stuck up princess jedi who is actually a stuck up princess jedi that had a bitchy mom

    -do-gooder republic soldier who is actually a do-gooder republic soldier whose family was killed

    -fool-hardy little girl who is actually a fool-hardy little girl that had a fool-hardy brother

    -depressed wookie who is actually a depressed wookie with an asshole father and brother

    -Juhanni is a good character with depth

    -wise but jaded hermit jedi who is actually a not-so-wise but jaded hermit jedi

    -Canderous is a good character with depth who gets even more depth in the second game

    -droids with quirks.

    KOTOR 2:

    -Ponderous but attentive and proactive blind old jedi with questionable moral standards but a clear perspective on what needs to be done beyond a standard moral scale who is actually an ex Sith Lord who is powerful and decisive but always finds an understanding and tries to teach a deeper meaning to the force, eventually finding deeper meaning in herself.

    -Smart-ass bad-boy smuggler with deep-seeded suspicion of everyone especially jedi who is actually a jedi assassin trained to mentally shut out mind readers but in so doing mentally shut himself out from everyone he knows including the jedi he was sent to kill that it turns out he fell in love with but still killed.

    the list goes on. But also includes droids with quirks. See the pattern? I honestly couldn’t find simpler words to describe Kreia and Atton because it would not have done them justice.

    Rant over

    I could not have said it much better, Providence.  I feel like you and I are some of the very few people who enjoy KOTOR 2 more than the original, and with good reason.  The main reason the fanboys hate KOTOR 2 is because the ending is rushed compared to the great ending in the original KOTOR.  I would like for yoshifett to play through KOTOR 2 and give us his honest opinion on it.

     

    Anyways, thanks for having such an awesome post man

  45. Someone

    Love the show but the exclusivity/loyalty discussion was a bit difficult to sit through… it’s good for people to be loyal and passionate about things but the problem is we’re not talking about artists here, we’re talking about consoles and corporations like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. You don’t owe anything to them, they only care about your dollar. Developers should be the ones supported as they have the most connection to their fans, not dissimilar to a musical group or the like.

    I differ from Providence in that I do like exclusivity to a point though, as they have the most potential to max out the hardware and deliver an experience that you truthfully can’t get anywhere else. However, if a game can be ported to a different system, then why not if there’s a big enough audience to make it worthwhile?

    Anyways, again, love the show, just had to get that off of my chest. Go for the PC version Dogsdie, PC master race all the way. winky Just kidding. But really though.

  46. Someone said

    Love the show but the exclusivity/loyalty discussion was a bit difficult to sit through… it’s good for people to be loyal and passionate about things but the problem is we’re not talking about artists here, we’re talking about consoles and corporations like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. You don’t owe anything to them, they only care about your dollar. Developers should be the ones supported as they have the most connection to their fans, not dissimilar to a musical group or the like.

    I differ from Providence in that I do like exclusivity to a point though, as they have the most potential to max out the hardware and deliver an experience that you truthfully can’t get anywhere else. However, if a game can be ported to a different system, then why not if there’s a big enough audience to make it worthwhile?

    Anyways, again, love the show, just had to get that off of my chest. Go for the PC version Dogsdie, PC master race all the way. winky Just kidding. But really though.

    THANK YOU!  This is exactly how I feel.  And I’ve already pre-loaded the PC version thumb

  47. Providence

    Someone said
    Love the show but the exclusivity/loyalty discussion was a bit difficult to sit through… it’s good for people to be loyal and passionate about things but the problem is we’re not talking about artists here, we’re talking about consoles and corporations like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. You don’t owe anything to them, they only care about your dollar. Developers should be the ones supported as they have the most connection to their fans, not dissimilar to a musical group or the like.

    I differ from Providence in that I do like exclusivity to a point though, as they have the most potential to max out the hardware and deliver an experience that you truthfully can’t get anywhere else. However, if a game can be ported to a different system, then why not if there’s a big enough audience to make it worthwhile?

    Anyways, again, love the show, just had to get that off of my chest. Go for the PC version Dogsdie, PC master race all the way. winky Just kidding. But really though.

    In my rant I did overlook the hardware issue that exclusivity could benefit from. In this way I suppose I agree. I was never bothered by certain exclusive titles as an xbox person (Metal Gear Meh) because they were few and far between. It was only once good games started getting ported that I heard all the hate and backlash that comes with expanding a good games audience? Did it make sense? No. Was I angry at the ignorance? Yeah.

    But now I own a good PC, and it is the master race. Every game has a PC version, and console players don’t seem to care if their games have a PC version, but if they have another console version GRRRR. And at this point I would start to complain how games have been consolized to the point that my keyboard may as well have 3 buttons for all the UI options I get… But I’m out of steam right now. Anyhow I agree about the hardware thing.

    Consoles are like PC’s retarded brothers, they just can’t really function at full potential, I’ll never go back

  48. For the record, I wasn’t arguing about exclusivity, I think it’s great for all gamers to be able to play a great game that comes out. My argument was more nostalgia-oriented, that there is a symbiotic relationship between a franchise and its player and the controller. I would feel a bit uncomfortable playing ME3 on anything other than XBox, because that’s where I started with the ME universe. I haven’t listened to the show yet, but I can’t understand where you guys got exclusivity from, because that wasn’t my point in the argument at all.

    It’s all a moot point anyway, at this point, because I have neither the time nor the money to play ME3 any time soon, so I’ll be playing pinball on my 360 for the forseeable future. I look forward to seeing everyone’s leveling progress on XBL, though. thumb

  49. Providence

    smelly pirate said
    For the record, I wasn’t arguing about exclusivity, I think it’s great for all gamers to be able to play a great game that comes out. My argument was more nostalgia-oriented, that there is a symbiotic relationship between a franchise and its player and the controller. I would feel a bit uncomfortable playing ME3 on anything other than XBox, because that’s where I started with the ME universe. I haven’t listened to the show yet, but I can’t understand where you guys got exclusivity from, because that wasn’t my point in the argument at all.

    It’s all a moot point anyway, at this point, because I have neither the time nor the money to play ME3 any time soon, so I’ll be playing pinball on my 360 for the forseeable future. I look forward to seeing everyone’s leveling progress on XBL, though. thumb

    Ah yes the money, I must also hold out. I get your uncomfortableness, but I only see the relationship with the player and the controller, not really the franchise. For instance I would have a hard time playing Super Mario Sunshine on the PS3, not because the gamecube controller connects me to that game but because I don’t have a PS3 and using the controller at all for that game would be weird. Actually I think SMS for xbox might have been weird at first, but only because I played that specific game on the cube so many times. If I started a new Mario game on xbox then…Well, I do see your point now, it would feel odd, but it did feel like you guys were focusing more on the idea that it shouldn’t come out on the other console, not that you just aren’t going to get it for that console.

    Also I could play any franchise on PC no matter how much I’ve played it on console. Controller to controller would feel wrong, but controller to PC is always a breath of fresh air, it takes some getting used to but in the end I always find myself saying “wow, this is so much better on the PC” with every game. Maybe that’s just me, but I think most people who would argue against that don’t even play games on their PC

  50. Someone

    smelly pirate said
    For the record, I wasn’t arguing about exclusivity, I think it’s great for all gamers to be able to play a great game that comes out. My argument was more nostalgia-oriented, that there is a symbiotic relationship between a franchise and its player and the controller. I would feel a bit uncomfortable playing ME3 on anything other than XBox, because that’s where I started with the ME universe. I haven’t listened to the show yet, but I can’t understand where you guys got exclusivity from, because that wasn’t my point in the argument at all.

    It’s all a moot point anyway, at this point, because I have neither the time nor the money to play ME3 any time soon, so I’ll be playing pinball on my 360 for the forseeable future. I look forward to seeing everyone’s leveling progress on XBL, though. thumb

    I think I got it from when you brought up the point that Mass Effect was at one point an exclusive for the 360 for your argument, and so that was why DD should get it for the 360, but now I can see where you’re coming from. Metal Gear Solid games are out for the 360 now but I honestly can’t imagine playing MGS on anything but a PlayStation, but it’s good that other people can play it because it’s probably my favorite series overall. I love cutscenes– er, I mean I love stealth games! thumb

  51. DeanBiddler

    Mantooth is on the forums? Looks like someone is trying to pull a fast one.

    I think it is a matter of availability. If I owned a PS, loved MGS, and now own a Xbox instead, why limited your enjoyment of a serious due to some familial relationship with a console? If anything, choice of console should be more practical (i.e FXIII 4-5 discs? on Xbox, 1 disc on PS3,  consistent frame rate, etc.).

    I completely understand the sentiment, it just seems so arbitrary though.

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