Talk Amongst Yourselves

This is where Kotaku readers go to talk about the stuff we're not already posting about. Think of it as the official unofficial Kotaku community forum.

And for the hawk-eyed, yes, it's changeover time again! Mark is still way too cool for us. The last email I got from him said something along the lines of "Pfft... I can MAKE people now!" So I'll be covering for the next two weeks, after which we'll return you to your regularly scheduled programming. Shout out loud if I miss anything!


Comments

    The comments section on articles is so weird. They all get angry for literally no reason. I don't understand. Why are people so unkind?

    Edit: Oh man, page get. Oops.

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      SHUT THE FUCK UP AND TAKE YOUR LOGIC OUT OF THE COMMENTS SECTION.

        It wasn't even that. I quoted Blades of Glory. I mean, I know it's not Will Ferrell's best work, but shit.

      It's so true. So true.

      There's a whole comment thread that has since been removed from the torso article, but that got really quite ugly...

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        Was it the one you were involved in? Cause I saw that, so much hostility.

          Won't say it ruined my day, but definitely put a big dent in it.

            :( Sorry to hear that, man.

              It was my fault for leaving TAY, honestly. I knew what I was getting into.

          Actually both the hostile bits directed at me have been removed now. Zealous editoring from the Jungle boy!

            Wow, that's some serious pruning.

              Honestly, I approve of it.

                I jumped in cause I thought it was out of order, and I think sometimes I'm a bit guilty of letting too many things slide but I awesome members of our community shouldn't have to take that kind of agressive crap, particularly when you were making great comments on a difficult subject.

            Well even Serrels commented on it, so I'm not surprised it's gone.

              I missed that until you pointed it out. Yep, sounds like his doing! Anyone else get the impression that the douches in the comments are starting to get to him a little (totally understandably)? Though regardles, I'm not sure if there's anything we can do about that...

                Absolutely.

                Within TAY, Kotaku is the best community I've ever experienced. Outside of TAY, Kotaku is full of the most disgusting, vitriolic people I have ever had the displeasure of interacting with.

      Yeah, the other day, there was this guy, @shane, and he.... oh, hi Shane!

        I'll... show myself out...

          Come back Shane!

          We don't hat you, no one hats you, we globe writers!

            Don't. Get. Me. Started. On. Writers. They are the blurst.

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      Shut up!
      :D

      It's okay, the smiley face makes it look happy instead of rude.

        Your mother is a classy lady!
        >:(

        Does it work backwards?

      Comments like this are making me glad that I'm spending most of the day on an internal network, and so don't have a chance to read the articles.

    Just had a quick look at DmC on Steam. It looks nice, but I don't think I'll get it. I was never strongly in to action games, and Darksiders 2 showed that I'm pretty much over them.

      Darksiders 2 wasn't much of an action game as far as its combat system went.

      I'm amazingly terrible at those games but I picked it up through GMG earlier today. The reviews so far make it look like it hits the right notes for me and the biggest fault seems to be that it falls apart towards the end.

      I'll probably give up before then due to my aforementioned suckiness, so I'm okay with that.

      And yeah, Darksiders is really not the same as Devil May Cry. It took a few combat cues from DMC and similar titles (Ninja Gaiden in particular springs to mind for some reason) but overall, Darksiders is more like Zelda with more involved combat than DMC.

        Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying DmC and Darksiders 1&2 are the same...just that they're action games, and action games bore me. For example, I still struggle to convince myself that people are allowed to have different opinions and can like any God of War game, even if I find them about as enjoyable as getting involved in a Kotaku comments section...

        That statement may have been influenced by the Dead Island article.

          I'm not really trying to convince you to get it. The first bit was just why I bought it, the second was why I didn't think grouping Darksiders with DMC was particularly accurate.

          Although I guess if you don't like the whole lot, it's a bit like talking about why Tekken and Street Fighter are very different games when you just hate fighters in general.

            I sorta like Tekken and sorta hate Street Fighter.

            Not really relevant, but it's nearly 3pm and I'm losing focus.

              I'd have used Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter as examples, except everyone knows that MK is a relic of days gone by.

    Weekend of Alan Wake, Bastion and Torchlight 2 for me I think

    What is everyone else looking forward to playing?

    Also, maybe Magicka, I get paid tonight, but I am not sure my budget will allow for it

    What, with phone, car insurance, car repayments, mother repayment, and my brothers birthday

    Then you have groceries and I want to save for a holiday with Sam

    hmmmm

      Holiday with Sam! Where do you wanna go? Getting serious for ol' Spaghett!

        Getting serious but the holiday will be a while away, she needs a job again first

        Um, Melbourne first, somewhere small and not too far away and relatively cheap

        Then, because it is my wish, Finland to see Poets of the Fall

        And a whole bunch of countries

          Melbourne, maybe mid next year. That'd be my suggestion.

          There might even be some sort of event you could go to at that particular point in time...maybe...possibly...

            I'll be at Oz Comic-Con selling books in Melbourne mid-this-year. That's what you meant, right?

      Mrs Shane will be playing The Walking Dead Chapters 4 and 5 tonight and tomorrow probably. Then I'll probably put the xbox away until Monkey Island arrives, because I doubt gaming will get any better than this for a while :)

      In terms of buying stuff, I splurged on Monkey Island ($20), and won't even be doing that again for quite some time. Pulling my head in to try to get on top of the credit card, starting two weeks ago. (Then Mrs Shane's laptop died, and she wants to replace it with an iPad mini... she is genuinely terrible with money [and I'm terrible at saying no to her] /o\)

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        All my gaming coming up will be done on the PC

        Might hit up WWE 13 on the xbox though :D

        I am glad Mrs Shane is enjoying it :)

          Between games at the moment too. Tried to get into Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but didn't live up to the hype for me. Last proper game I played was probably Chaos on Deponia last year!

            Yeah, Amnesia's a fun little game, but it's never really scared me.

            While playing it I could see why people might be scared, but I couldn't switch off my brain enough to not see through it.

              Yeah, same here. I also played Scratches a couple of weeks before and it built atmosphere in a different and more effective way. (For me atleast, people react to things uniquely and all that.) Scratches wasn't so much the elemental stuff like wind, darkness and monsters, but more slow burn -- piecing together history and exploring.

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        I'm trying to decide if I should get my other half to give TWD a go or not...might just do it and see how it goes.

          @beardymcmuttonchops (edit: can't believe I got this tag right).

          (suggested) TAYGamePlayDate game for February:

          The Walking Dead, to be played by Mrs (or Mr) TAYbies. Schedule is flexible, but shared play on Valentine's Day is mandatory.

          Everyone writes about the experience, and everyone uploads to Potaku for maximum public shaming and cries of "Monster, YOU MONSTER!" etc

          If my wife can do it, anyone can :)

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            I think a lot of my girlfriend's justifications for decisions would be "SHIT, I DON'T KNOW...I PANICKED!" as she accidentally gets everyone killed. This idea has a high potential for hilarity.

              That's happened in our household. "OH SHIT OH SHIT, I DON'T KNOW, OH NO, I DON'T WANT TO, OH NO, THE LEFT ONE! NO, ARGH, I MEANT RIGHT!" (TOO LATE. :D)

              It's so incredibly funny. Adds a whole new dimension to what used to be a bleak, bleak, so damn bleak game! :)

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      Apparently I got on board the DmC hype train. Oops.

      it's next week, but i'm super hyped about revengeance....

      so my week will mostly consist of dota 2 and whatever else i can find.

    SMB Jan Playdate

    So I reinstall super meat boy to give it a go. I'm terrible at this game, it really isn't my kinda thing. Oh well for the sake of TAY I thought I would try

    I actually managed to do better than expected
    I completed the forest world and finally defeated that giant buzzsaw mech thing. I was so close to finishing a number of times but thought I had to get up to the top section of the end, I didn't realise you could just stand still and he would crash into the wall.
    Although i didn't really look, there is probably a bandage or warp zone up there.
    Started the hospital and can't even get past the first level, I will have to give it a try after work sometime.

    I also managed to get another bandage so that was nice. If world 2 doesn't get any easier I might just have to aim for all A+ run on forest light world.

    Does anybody know if the achievements for completing the world without dying means complete each level on the world without dying, or is it play from start to finish without dying?

    Light and dark:
    The light and dark world thing seems kinda interesting but I haven't worked out what the deal with it is yet. I sort of assume that the levels are the same, but harder or need a different way of doing them

      Levels get harder as it goes on and they introduce little mechanics in each world.

      The achievement is start to finish without dying :P

      And you're pretty much right about the Dark worlds.

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      I always thought that the Dark World levels seemed to teach you the best 'line' to use to get through a level. I noticed that once I cleared a level in Dark World, I could do much better on the Light World version of the same level.

      Also, that's some good progression so far dude. Well done!

        Interesting but kinda annoying. I need to know the best line to get the A+ on the level but can't get to the dark world which could help me get that until I do

        Dark World teaches you nothing but pain.
        You just get better by doing them, which affects your abilities in the Light World.

    Hey NERDS!

    Don't you love it when they make shows about "nerd/geek culture"? Because we always come off looking so good.

    Take this for example:

    http://youtu.be/odit-e1_Xvw

    "The running triggered my asthma". Man, I say that ALL the time. Even when I'm not running.

    Last edited 16/01/13 2:50 pm

      I think me and that guy who can analyse a mean data set pretty quickly should be bros.

      Oh man, that... is it the Nerd Machine? thing.

      I don't care who you are, and how much geek cred you have, guy who I only know because you voiced a character in Tangled- When you appear somewhere, and go "Hey Nerds. How's it going Nerds? I'm a Nerd, Nerds. Here's my brand for Nerds because Nerds are clearly incapable of making their own choices about what to buy, Nerds." You come off appearing like an arse.

      Not really related, but Zachary Levi really bugged me at the Spike VGAs, which given it was the Spike VGAs, means he had a lot of competition on the bugging me front.

      FACT: Every nerd suffers from asthma. It's true I saw it on TV!

        It probably doesn't help that we all breath exclusively through our mouths.

          http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/2262/128814-rer5_super.jpg

      I only suffer from a heroin deficiency

      I should totally make a show about my daily life as a nerd.

      I'd stumble out of bed, make it to work where I do tedious paperwork and browse Reddit. Then when I get home, I take my pants off, browse Reddit, make snarky remarks on Teamspeak and watch people play games on Twitch.tv.

      It will be called Purple Links and will be the greetest show ever of all time.

        That's pretty much my life if you replace reddit with eBay and Teamspeak with Ventrillo.

        Hey, I taught you some important parts of that daily life. You better credit me.

          Special thanks to Freya for telling me to take my pants off.

    Hey taybies,

    I have a friend who's starting up in the Game Dev industry and is looking for game designers and devs. Not sure what specifically, but he's looking for people.

    If you're interested hit me up the on the regular channels and I'll shoot through his contact.

    - Harli

    Last edited 16/01/13 3:35 pm

      Hey Harli,

      I have a friend who's moving to Sydney in a few months and is looking for employment. Not sure what specifically, but he's looking work.

      If you're interested hit me on the on the regular channels and I'll shoot through his contact.

      - Trjn

      P.S. I'm my friend.

        I find it hard to believe that even you'd be friends with yourself. You'd be all "That guy's a jerk!".

          We're not good friends because that guy is totally a jerk.

          Maybe an acquaintance?

            No, I've got it. It's a work friend!

        Bunny I don't know if you're being serious, but have DM'd you regardless.

        Looking for work or looking work?

          Harli edited her original comment. I was mocking her.

      This one time I played Game Dev Story for 3 hours straight.

      PS Hi Harli!

      PPS Good luck to your friend!

      PPPS #hashtagetcetc

        Dear Bishington Esquire III,

        Is it cold in Canadia?

        Regards,
        Harli

        PS. HI!
        PPS. Thank you, I shall pass that on.
        PPPS. ಠ_ಠ

      Needing artists?

      I know a guy who draws good.

        is it @greenius ?

          I dun draw no good

            Downvote because thats not true

            Greenius draws all the googly

              No, as in I dun draw "no good" which means all my drawings are good! I AM GOD

              Not really. But that reminds me I haven't draw in a while :) (guess I just found out what I'll be doing!)

            I am in this basket, i feel

            to be honest, I've never seen your drawing skills. I just needed a random name. I saw I had a green pen on my desk & thats why you were volunteered.

              :P I got a tablet recently and put some random pics up on TAY

    This whole Skylanders vs Disney Infinity rivalry should be interesting I wonder how Spyro will stack up against the whole Disney lineup.

      Skylanders is now a really strong brand. I think there's enough room in the industry for both.

        I think the issue is, having never played Skylanders, I couldn't tell you a single name of any of them other than Spyro. Compare that to the brand recognition Disney has going for them, it's difficult to see Skylanders putting up much of a fight.

          We might perceive it that way, but my little cousins could tell you the names of more Skylanders and what their abilities are than what they know about Disney/Pixar movies.

          I have a feeling that Disney Infinity will be more popular with the twenty/thirty-somethings than Skylanders, but Skylanders will continue to go on strong with the younger gamers.

            Actually, I hadn't considered that. Good point well made.

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    I FINALLY BEAT THAT CRAPPY LEVEL IN SMB, 5-4 Rise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    AND NO I HAVENT BEEN AT THIS SINCE LUNCH TIME, IVE BEEN WORKING AS WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

      Now onto the even harder 5-5. Enjoy :P

      Pfft, you didn't beat me. I'll be back, stronger than ever!

      Nice work Zetrok, I'm still on 2-1 although I also had a break through and managed to beat 1-20 (That's the final isn't it)

      Meat Boy needs to find a new acronym, seeing all these SMB's is getting confusing.

      Hehe can't wait to see you get stuck on the later levels :P

    Hmmm, mighty ape sales, looks like a place to get myself an xbox controller for my PC :D

      http://www.mightyape.com.au/product/Book/Legend-of-Zelda-Hyrule-Historia-Encyclopedia/20823946/?nt=1

      Saw some mighty good deals there, took a lot of willpower to hold off on adding to the pile of shame :P

        I know right man!

        Just, ugh! Paycheck here Mighty Ape comes

    Continuation of my ranting about Atelier Ayesha from last page: turns out now that not only is it dub-only, it's a partial dub - they've left large areas of the game which were voiced in Japanese completely unvoiced in English. :(

    I'm out. I was so excited for this when I realised it was coming in March, but they can fuck right off if they think they can do a shoddy low-budget release with most of the standard extras removed and still charge the same amount for it.

    Last edited 16/01/13 4:12 pm

      they've left large areas of the game which were voiced in Japanese completely unvoiced in English. :(

      That sounds incredibly common in western releases of JRPGs, unless you were hoping for a subbed Japanese version.

      Sorry to hear though.

        Oh that part is very common.

        But every single Gust game - Atelier Iris series, Mana Khemia, Ar Tonelico, Atelier Rorona/Totori/Meruru that has been localized has had dual audio. Even with a partial dub they had the full JP track wherever possible.

        Also if it's NISA still doing the localization, and thus the dub recording, then you can guarantee it'll be an absolute cringer like all the rest of their work. :( For something like Tales you can live with it, but Atelier's actual story and gameplay is usually fairly pedestrian. What makes the games work is the music and atmosphere and generally stellar JP voice acting that compliments that.

        You know what'll happen? Game will bomb. Tecmo will decide that fans must not like the games any more after the sales drop off completely, and then stop bringing them out in English at all. This will probably be the last Gust game localized :(

    Close to closing time

    Cannot wait to get out of here

    *takes off his tie*

    My neck can breathe again!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFV5DZTgqKw
      Just for you.

        Was singing along before I even clicked the link.
        Like minds, etc. :D

          Love Semisonic.
          Did you know that Dan Wilson (the singer) co-wrote about half of Adele's 21 album?

    Okay, so, I made a mistake.

    I looked through some more comments.

    Were half of the commenters randomly chosen to be rectally violated by a sharp stick today? Seriously, it's like, vitriol central out there. Is this people just doing the "substitute teacher" thing, and acting like little rats because the normal boss is out?

    Blergh. They're making me want to actually start working again...

    Edit: In other news, now that I know the name for it, I can agree, the hypnagogic is a jerk.

    Last edited 16/01/13 5:05 pm

      It's frustrating. So many people on here are lovely, where did all these arseholes appear from?

        The comment sections have always been a mixed bag, but they do tend to get worse over School holidays.

        Not that I'm implying anything. Just that teenagers are little gobshites.

        We should punch them, and steal their icecream.

          It seems to be getting a hell of a lot worse of late

      http://thomaswhitley.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/xkcd-listen-to-yourself.png?w=640
      If only.

      Is this for the zombie torso thing? I left a comment in one of the articles that I'm now regretting. Reading what some people had written just made me want to post SHUT UP, which I did, in perhaps a more tasteful way, but I don't think it's something I should have done.

        Yeah, probably wasn't the best. It's just very disappointing. Looking at the statue, the thing that really annoys me is that the breasts look off. They just don't look normal.

        I dealt with the Zombie Torso thing, people seemed to believe that everyone had the right to an opinion, so long as it was their's(also free speech, rabble rabble, nanny state).

        But no, I had to look at Junglist's Ouya article. I gave up once I saw someone saying "go die."

      I'm not trying to be rude to Junglist here or anything, but I've noticed so much arse kissing going on and a lot of hatred towards Mark. Did Junglist bring along a posse with him or something?

      I actually have no idea who he even is, except for when he did some guest editing for a few weeks or so a couple of years back.

      I think it's just school kids pretty much.

        I doubt Junglist purposefully brought a posse along, but it's entirely possible some people followed him...

        And he was presenter on Good Game, back in the day, before he was booted off and replaced by Hex. He also did E3 reporting for Kotaku(and his own site, I assume) 2 E3's back(I think?). He also also does a bunch of his own stuff, that I'm too time poor/lazy to read/watch.

    Hey Wacomers (specifically Bamboobies), is it just me or whenever I restart or put my computer in sleep mode and reconnect my tablet, things just get weird? It lags badly or just straight up doesn't work.

    This has happened EVERY time. I've fixed it by reinstalling the firmware but I shouldn't have to do this, anyone know what the problem is and have you had it too?

      No, but I had issues where the pen would work as a mouse only after a while

      Try this:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100722205824AAYrBjE

        Different problem but thanks anyway :)

        It registers the pen/touch stuff (the light changes colour) but it's really laggy and delayed and doesn't follow it 1:1.

          Ah, okay.
          Try this one instead:
          http://forum.wacom.eu/viewtopic.php?t=4300

            Don't think it's that either but thanks again though!

            I'll just keep reinstalling the drivers every time. Doesn't take long so it's just a minor annoyance.

          I started having this recently with mine, and found something thats fixed it for me this morning. Dont know if its the same problem, but it sounds like it is. Every now and then it would go into this mode where, whenever I went to make a line in photoshop, it would start to draw the line a second after I actually started.

          The fix was this:
          1. Start the Local Group Policy Editor by openening Run and typing gpedit.msc
          2. Navigate to User Configuration-> Administrative Templates-> Windows Components -> Tablet PC -> Cursor
          3. Enable the Turn off pen feedback setting.

    http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2013/01/16/370429_tasmania-news.html

    Well this is somebody's idea of a sick joke. Anybody who lives in Launceston can tell you that it is far from a "family friendly" place. We're famous for our mall rats for a reason! I'm also kind of concerned that they suggest raising a family here, because there really isn't any opportunity for kids here. All the schools apart from one are small and under resourced unless you go private, there's no jobs for teenagers, and there's just nothing to do. In some suburbs going outside and getting chased is the norm for christs sake!

    There's a reason that almost everyone I know has already moved, and that even parents and other older people me and my mum know don't want their kids to stay here. Coincidentally I move in 1 month from tomorrow :D

      My God add some pollution and pirates and you might be in Somalia from the sounds of it.

        Good point. The road going from Kings Meadows into the CBD STINKS. There's a heap of pollution on the roads because so many people here drive 20 year old bombs with a long trail of smoke coming out the exhaust.

        One year in high school the whole grade went on a walk and we had to change our course because people started feeling sick.

    For some reason, Ravaged boots up perfectly fine, but when I try to get into a game, all I get is a black screen.
    My computer should run this whilst dancing the hula and sculling litres of vodka.
    Why isn't it working? :(

      if you're tipping litres of vodka into it, that might be your problem.

      seriously though.... no idea.

    Sorry to Double post, but all I can think of right now is the C.O.P.S. from Sam and Max covering "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell.

    This rythym game in Kingdoms Hearts 2 Little Mermaid section is beyond terrible.

      UNDA DA SEA!

        It wouldn't be so bad if they used that instead of some original song that has about 3 times as many words as notes in it.

      listen to the songs in japanese, it's brilliant

      source: i own the japanese sooundtracks

    Awaiting kidlets' sleep to commence Walking Dead #4 with Mrs Shane.

    In other news, I'm getting three days by myself next week, while she takes the kids and the car to Bathurst to visit friends and family. I'm always excited by the prospect, but usually get horribly depressed when it actually happens. Either way, chance to be productive writing. \o/

      The plan is to be productive but it always devolves into a haze of couch meals, gaming and porn doesn't it?

    Forgot to eat any thing today! :S

      :/ I hope as of posting that you've eaten food!

      How does one forget to eat though?

        Eating Chicken steak now! :D Was distracted!

      I may have done the same thing :S

      On the plus side, I'm losing the minor flab I gained over the past month :D

        Still recovering from Strange's Christmas feast? :D

    @35 That cryptic game is awesome. Do more, preferably when I'm around :)

      ok. check back friday around 12.
      if i forget, someone needs to remind me!

    @tigerion

    I completely forgot about that "beat ________ without dying" achievements so I just attempted to get it for The Forest. Got up to level 20 before dying :'(

    Damn!

      I'm glad I could add some aggravation to your life.
      I managed a top 10 on friends leaderboard and unlocked a new character so I'm happy with that

    When I was playing Nier I'd always hang around certain locations just to hear their incredible music. People ( @greenius :P ) kept telling me the Xenoblade music was awesome but I haven't found it to be very memorable so far. Until today. I was wandering around a marsh/swamp place when night fell and this hauntingly beautiful music started to play. And then I looked around me and the location started to look unearthly and beautiful to match the music. Almost as good as entering The Aerie for the first time in Nier. Almost.

    Last edited 16/01/13 8:41 pm

      I know exactly what you mean. In almost every location I prefer the night themes. But in particular the Satorl Marsh, Colony 9 and Hometown Night themes are some of the best tracks in the game.

      What were your favourite ones from Nier?

        I can't remember. It's been so long since I played, and I never managed to buy the soundtrack. :(

          There may or may not be an article on Potaku that may or may not have been written by me. And it may or may not be a post about Nier's music. But if you're willing to risk those odds... :D

        Your article jogged my memory a bit. I think my favourites were the song from the aforementioned Aerie, the one Popola sings in town and the main song from the Lost Shrine.

        Last edited 16/01/13 8:44 pm

      Oh man, Devola (I think it was Devola) singing in the village center. I spent so much time just standing there listening to that! Then you progress a bit more and she leaves :(

        Oh yeah...Devola! I always got those two mixed up! :D

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