Joshua

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    • Metal Gear Solid V, AKA Why I'm Never Buying a Konami Game Again

      3 years ago

      Joshua


      The headline may be shocking, but bear with me. Gameplay wise, MGS V is the greatest open world action game I've ever played, right up there with Just Cause 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5. This isn't a review of the game, however, that will come later- My issue is this.


      In the collector's edition of the game, there's hints at a massive final confrontation in the game's story with a key figure whom I won't name for the sake of spoilers. The final confrontation - an entire story arc, an area, and cutscenes and build-up for the remainder of the series was cut at the last minute, leaving me to believe that the ending of the game we got wasn't the ending Kojima intended.


      Konami and Kojima have been in a serious spat over the last six months, with Kojima being all but ousted from the company- Konami even tried to scrape his name off of the game's cover and marketing material but was stopped by fan outrage. Despite this, people went out in droves to buy MGSV and it is deservedly being called -the- GOTY by many, even though we're only getting started with the major Fall game season. The issue is that Konami put the noose around Kojima's neck, creatively, and killed the project. Without this planned ending, the game feels incomplete for me, and no matter how Konami gets it out, it won't be the same.


      I've loved the Metal Gear series since the SNES and not getting the definitive final chapter - all of it - seems like a stab in my heart. I love Metal Gear Solid V and Hideo Kojima's line of work, from Policenauts to Snatcher, and I've also had fond memories of Castlevania and other Konami games, but I can't stomach to see this happen to one of my favorite series and game creators.


      How would you feel if the new Star Wars movie, for example, had the same situation? Or maybe an anticipated musical album was rushed through the editing process? The game isn't BROKEN, it's completely playable (and fun!) but it's not the Metal Gear Solid V that Kojima intended.


    • FALLOUT SHELTER DO'S AND DON'TS!

      4 years ago

      Joshua

      DO:


      Ensure your dwellers have lots of food, water, and power!


      DON'T:


      Ensure your dwellers have lots of lead in their water!


      This isn't cleveland.


      DO:


      Ensure that your workers get some time off to socialize every now and then.


      DON'T:

      Unleash a live puma in the vault and cut the power.


      DO:


      Send your bravest vault dweller out into the wasteland!


      DON'T:


      Do what I did and send Graham Sharpe, a skill-free blunderhead out to the wasteland with his fists.


      He survived for [b]five hours.[/b]





    • Uh.. what.

      4 years ago

      Joshua


      What happened to the site?


      I don't like change. :(



    • RIP

      4 years ago

      Joshua

      Satoru Iwata was a man who loved video games- And ran Nintendo into a new golden age. He was direct with his fans, excited about the direction of his company, he took risks- Great risks - and was met with huge successes, dismal failures and everything in between. The world needs more Satoru Iwatas. It needs more businessmen that love what they do and do what they love, and businessmen who greatly care about their consumers and workers.

      Iwata took massive pay garnishes to help cover his employees during hard times. Iwata posted regular videos about upcoming games and system updates. Iwata was a hard working, decent man (from what I can tell) and the world is just a bit dimmer without his enthusiasm and exuberance.



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      SATORU IWATA 岩田
      December 6, 1959 – July 11, 2015

      Now I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - Thomas Hobbes

    • Movie Ideas

      4 years ago

      Joshua



      "Facing an angry God"

      A gigantic Kaiju rises from the ocean and charges into Sengoku-era Japan, and a military fort filled with Samurai and a Daimyo stand in it's way. They don't have modern military equipment- But they have to stop it by any means necessary.

      "Night Shift"

      A Walmart has to defend against a vampire that attacks in the middle of the night.

      "No More Room in Hell"

      A zombie apocalypse begins during the Black Death, and a handful of knights rally to defend a small village from the encroaching zombie hordes.

    • HOW TO SURVIVE A VIDEO GAME

      4 years ago

      Joshua



      DARK SOULS EDITION

      DO: Just .. Just don't move anywhere. Just find a place to sleep under and wait for death to come, because by the time you've read this, Death is about three quarters of the way there.

      DON'T: Do anything else.


      FAR CRY EDITION:

      DO: Shoot anything- and I mean ANYTHING that moves. Rare panda? Hawks? Pigs? Bugs? Rabbits?
      They're out to kill you and you'll have to break your finger or something to heal the wounds.

      DON'T: Coat yourself in honey and scream through the forests.

      RESIDENT EVIL:

      DO: Hoard -everything- you find that can be picked up.

      DON'T: Ever use said items you hoard unless you need to use them, and even then don't.

      ANIMAL CROSSING EDITION:

      DO: Not neglect your neighbors.

      DON'T: Do what Josh did and realize -just now- that he has a 3DS somewhere with an Animal Crossing game filled with little cute villagers who already assume Josh died months ago from diabetes.



  • Comments (25)

    • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

      4 years ago

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    • conrad500

      6 years ago

      REMEMBER MEEEE!

    • Nicolas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Hey dude! Don't know if you remember me much, but we met at RTX 2012 and hungout here and there.

      Just wanted to let you know I won't be attending this year, but I hope you have an awesome time! smiley13.gif

      • Nicolas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Lmfao, that was good. smiley8.gif

      • Joshua

        6 years ago

        Hey man!

        Thank you! Follow my journal and such for fun RTX updates!

        It'll be like being there.*



        *it wont

    • DaCuban FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rooster Speak

      7 years ago

      Hey, did you happen to write a story about the MVM Update for TF2? I saw someone with a username similar to your minecraft username post about it on r/tf2, and I was wondering if it was you.

    • Tuuli

      7 years ago

      Hey, do you play Draw Something on a smart phone if so what is your username?

      • Tuuli

        7 years ago

        hahaha If not its cool. :) I just have games going with other RS people so noticed you weren't one of them. lol

      • Joshua

        7 years ago

        Ah- Huh- I - derp- I .
        smiley3.gif

        I'll get back to you with the information.

    • theiviaster

      7 years ago

      Merry Christmas! :D

    • Highpak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Heres the semi-finished product! Review please? roosterteeth.com/members/images/image.php?id=3142974

    • Lorcan0c

      7 years ago

      In reply to mcbadass, #1:

      Dude! Freaking sweet!


      Thanks! It just feels good to be... in a good mood while at college, somehow XD

    • AKlinker85

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the friend add :)

      • Joshua

        7 years ago

        Welcome.

    • Echelea67

      7 years ago

      Thank you for the mod smiley6.gif

      • Joshua

        7 years ago

        You're welcome!

    • Jean110 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTMI's Red Shirt

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it. It's difficult to generate interest but hopefully once I get more of book flushed out I'll be a bit more confident in showing others and trying to market it.

      • Jean110 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTMI's Red Shirt

        7 years ago

        There is never a day off, unless I am traveling or out of state there is never a day off for me. Those days are few and far between I can tell you that much. RTX 2012 will be a great getaway when it happens if I have the money to attend.

      • Joshua

        7 years ago

        You can if you put your mind to it. You should give yourself time off if you feel like it, though, it is the holidays. :P

      • Jean110 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTMI's Red Shirt

        7 years ago

        Thanks, I appreciate it! I'm trying but it's been a bit hectic the past few days. I just hope I can continue to produce that level of work.

      • Joshua

        7 years ago

        Wow, that was good, man!

        Keep up the good work!

      • Joshua

        7 years ago

        Lemme take a look! Sounds cool!

      • Jean110 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTMI's Red Shirt

        7 years ago

        I actually have a scene from it in my journals if you want to take a look. So far all I've gotten is a fantasy genre with a four way civil war backdrop and a few different points of view. Tobias is just one of four, perhaps five, that we'll get to follow.

      • Joshua

        7 years ago

        What's it about?

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