Trying to whip up a quick H-ween game where u play 1-on-1 basketball as a ghost vs. a skeleton. Mostly whipping up bad puns:
-NBA 2k14 (National Bones Association—2k14 scary points out of a possible 10)
-Sheets vs Skinless
-Monday Fright Football (wrong game, unfortunately)
-Ghoul Ball (like “foul ball”, but stupid)
***NOTE***: This may have been copypasta from Polygon, but it’s the single most coherent angry stream of thought on game design I’ve had ever. I’ll never be this angry and this understandable again I think…at least I hope I’m understandable
So here’s a question; why the fuck do loot drops exist in this game?
Everyone says loot drops are an inefficient way to gain the loot you want. Loot rarely drops things you want, and when it does drop things you want it’s not any better than what you can buy at a vendor or earn through a bounty. So why the hell does the loot drop system exist? Nobody likes it, nobody likes doing it, why is it there?
Hell I could ask why does loot exist? It’s all the fucking same. Same Damage, same upgrade types. There’s nothing Legendary or Exotic about Legendary or Exotic items. I still get two shot by thralls if they sneak up on me. “BUT I’VE GOT THIS LEGENDARY ARMOR WHY AM I GETTING TWO-SHOT BY THE BABIES OF THE HIVE?”
You know what’s cool? The fucking enemy weapons. Why don’t I get those? Why don’t I get a Shock Rifle with auto seeking projectiles? Why don’t I get a one shot sniper rifle that actually one shot’s things, regardless of shields? Why don’t I get a rapid fire energy grenade launcher or rotating spin rocket launcher? Why do I have the same gun that fires the same way and looks exactly the same with the same scope even, just with higher numbers?
Borderlands had cool loot. Machine Gun Sniper Rifle. Shotgun that shot grenades. Machine Pistols with 100% modifiers on melee abilities. Weapons that had meaningful trade offs; 1000% crit damage, fires incredibly slow and the scope is super duper zoomed in. Does no damage, but increases your health regen while firing. SHOOTING FRIENDLY PLAYERS HEALS THEM FOR A FLAT AMOUNT PER BULLET.
And guess what? All the guns had a style that reflected what they did. You knew a Torgue Assault rifle from a Hyperion one, and you knew what they did before you even read flavor text. The loot had meaning. I wanted to get more loot to become powerful because I wanted to become powerful.
Destiny? I want more loot…wait, not even fucking loot. I want more ARMOR so I can PLAY THE DAMN GAME I PAYED FOR. I don’t feel anymore powerful. I just feel less squishy….hell I don’t even feel less squishy.
It’s a fucking shame because Crucible is fucking glorious. It’s like Halo and DOTA 2 had a baby and Ice Frog is still balancing it. Crucible is great. I could play the fuck out of that. In fact once I hit 26 I probably will. Even starting a clan with friends I can’t even play the Raid content because only one of two of us is past 20. So I’ll probably just take glory in killing actual things rather than killing Phogoth the Unfuckable for the millionth time so I can get (marginally better) armor so I can kill Phogoth the Unfuckable v2.0. Such great boss design there. That strike is hyper fun.
Loot is useless. Just play Crucible. Until the Iron Banner comes out. Then just go play Halo 2.
One of the best Smash images is now a shirt ⊟
You can get one of the most compelling Smash Bros. scenes — Mega Man standing on top of a Gogoat as he prepares to swing a Home-run Bat — as a tee, hoodie, sticker, smartphone case, etc. This is all thanks to Sam Smith, who took the original screenshot, created a pixelart version, and uploaded the design to Redbubble.
Forza Horizon 2 - “Leave Your Limits”
30 Day Challenge // Day 24 // Something That Represents our Favorite Culture
I’m Buddhist and I’ve always loved the imagery even before I was. The wrathful deities from Tibetan and Mahayana art always fascinated me as a kid. They were like transformations the gods took on in battle. Like a monster magical girl I guess. His is name is Mahakala. Power Prism Make Up.
The marine eels and other members of the superorder Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse).
Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.
This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.
Is it just me or does he look REALLY excited about where ever (s)he’s going?