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  • revrock - March 18, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    How come I can destroy AI opponents in fighting and sports games but I get my rear end handed to me against human opponents?
  • gopikmin - March 15, 2012 8:30 p.m.

    How better do single player games do against multiplayer driven games?
  • Darkhawk - March 15, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Ask GR Anything: Why do we still have to deal with save points? I understand the checkpoint as a function of some game design - i.e. RPGs might reset you to the beginning of a mission if you die - but by 2012 we should have default auto-save states so that at any time we can turn off our system and walk away.
  • - March 15, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    You mean like an MMO? How would saving work without checkpoints?
  • gopikmin - March 15, 2012 8:13 p.m.

    Well checkpoints are much easier to code so smaller studios may choose them. Also if it went to autosave states, it may rid the penalty of failing. Battlefield 3 doesn't make you spawn where you died does it. Checkpoints prevent a pseudo invincibility
  • BladedFalcon - March 17, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    Depends on the game-type and experience as well. constant auto-saving works fine for genres like RPGS and such, but in action games like devil may cry or god of war, it would defeat the purpose of challenge... Unless of course, you handled auto-saving the way Demon/Dark Souls do... which would make most games pretty brutal and unforgiving XD
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - March 15, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    Why did the platformer lose relevance?
  • - March 15, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    That's a good question! It'd be cool to ask some experts/game historians about that. For my own part I think that the genre stagnated when there weren't many ways to advance the games anymore. So the excitement moved to shooters where devs were doing all sorts of new things.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - March 16, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    As a generalization, yeah I guess there was (and still is?) more ways to be expanding on shooters than platformers.
  • jmcgrotty - March 15, 2012 9:17 a.m.

    (this might have been said, but...) Andre Agassi's mullet/hair was a wig. I think that this not only cancels out the power of his mullet, but brings the whole mullet-verse down a notch.
  • - March 15, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    Haha Just looked it up, and you're totally right. But regardless, it's the fashion we're looking at. Real or fake matters not.
  • Shepard212 - March 15, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    Why is it that Sonic the Hedgehog's own friends suck, yet no one has any problem with large ensemble casts from other game franchises, like Mario, Sly Cooper, and even Megaman Battle Network?
  • Sinosaur - March 15, 2012 3 p.m.

    Because Mario doesn't hang out with Big the goddamn Cat.
  • codystovall - March 15, 2012 8:03 a.m.

    Because the pokemon world is a digital world of digital monsters-_- and the pokeballs just store the data of the pokemon, which is why theyre able to be put into a pc. One day pokemon will become self aware and rise up. Missingno cometh!
  • Sinosaur - March 15, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    No, that's a different show about monsters. Pokemon are pocket monsters, they aren't digital monsters, and they aren't the champions.
  • Japanaman - March 15, 2012 7:25 a.m.

    Silly Questions: Why can Mario no longer breathe underwater? How does Samus get hurt by enemies in morph ball form when she detonate giant bombs and survives them unharmed? Why do most RPG characters never change clothes? You can change them in games like DQ IX, but really... Most who do change clothes don't show the change and some characters go to bed in their armor. When Yuna took her shoes off in FF X, that was only in a cutscene. How do the chicks in Stretch Panic walk? Shouldn't they be lying down on their breasts, desperately trying to get up? Why are there weapon capsules for Mega Man? His arm cannon never runs out of energy? Speaking of which, how does it even work? Does he use a solar panel on his arm cannon to charge energy? Does it run of his internal battery? Could Mega Man kill himself by firing too many arm cannon shots?
  • Japanaman - March 15, 2012 7:15 a.m.

    First of all, mullets looked awesome in wrestling games. Second of all, you're acting like a Poke'ball is Gambit. You charge the Poke'mon up then blow them apart. No. Poke'balls shoot the Poke'mon with a shrink ray and a tractor beam whic sucks them into the ball. Remember, rations and air is limited so don't leave your Poke'mon in their balls 24/7. If you're not going to keep the Poke'mon then put it in a PC so you can transfer it to a faciltiy where the Poke'mon will be fed and stuff.
  • TheMasterJeef - March 15, 2012 6:11 a.m.

    Mullet - Business at the front, party at the back.
  • BladedFalcon - March 17, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    Did you borrow that from Supernatural? XD
  • JMarsella09 - March 15, 2012 4:19 a.m.

    How exactly, even in the world of video games, would a double jump work.

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