Episode #93

The nerds discuss G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, Men In Black 3, Diablo 3, Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Mass Effect 3, and round two of the Fantasy Villain Draft.

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  • Dan Kester

    Checked the IMDb for GI Joe 2… no Destro, no Flint, no Scarlet.. but they will have Tunnel Rat. Now the time he was introduced was during the GI Joe animated movie with… SGT SLAUGHTER!!!
    MIB3… who cares? So does this mean that the animated series isn’t canon anymore?
    I am pissed Diablo 3 is going to be like Starcraft 2… you MUST be connected to the internet to play, pretty much eliminating any single player
    Bioshock Infinite… meh. I didn’t really like the second one, but the first one was awesome
    Revengeance… I personally don’t care about Metal Gear. Played the first one on the NES, thought it sucked and never looked back
    Mass Effect 3… I wish I was as smart as Jeff and didn’t read up on it. I feel like I know the big twists now

  • http://bestdamnnerdshow.com Jonathan Craig

    The connectivity thing is a bigger deal in D3 than SC2 in my opinion. Granted, having lag at major tournaments has only happened a few times in SC2, it’s still a pain in the ass. But forcing players to play through battle.net fundamentally changes the game of D3. I loved playing D2 online, but I also really enjoyed playing the single player, not to mention all of the hacks and mods you could do to change the experience once you had beaten the game.

    I don’t think it’s a feature that will kill the game, but I’m not sure I agree with Blizzard’s choices of late, forcing players to play over battle.net.

  • Dan Kester

    I agree that it is a bigger deal, hence all the more reason for it to be a gripe. Like, I understand that getting connectivity in today’s world isn’t a HUGE issue, but it’s just annoying. My gaming computer doesn’t even have internet connection anymore.

    I am still excited for D3, but… I hold my expectations in check