Fable III Catch-All

wordsmythe wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Best Fable related animation of a podcast moment ever (a bit NSFW):

I found it hilarious, thought others might as well.

I think there was a point in my life where I would have found that hilarious, but I can't remember why or even how I would have made time to pay attention to something like that.

It's funnier if you listen to the guys regularly. They say "muh balls" in the same way they say "muh dog" when making fun of Molyneaux's gushing over the Fable II "dog" feature. Still immature but I think the context helps a bit.

Check that out: no support for Kinect at launch. I don't know if this can hurt Kinect's chances since it didn't seem to have much chance to begin with, but it certainly won't help.

wordsmythe wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Best Fable related animation of a podcast moment ever (a bit NSFW):

I found it hilarious, thought others might as well.

I think there was a point in my life where I would have found that hilarious, but I can't remember why or even how I would have made time to pay attention to something like that.

Dump the wife and care less about your job, and you can have the sad-panda-bachelor life I lead.

Also, how can you comment on the possible humor if you haven't made time to pay attention? I've been boggled.

Blind_Evil wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Best Fable related animation of a podcast moment ever (a bit NSFW):

I found it hilarious, thought others might as well.

I think there was a point in my life where I would have found that hilarious, but I can't remember why or even how I would have made time to pay attention to something like that.

Dump the wife and care less about your job, and you can have the sad-panda-bachelor life I lead.

Also, how can you comment on the possible humor if you haven't made time to pay attention? I've been boggled.

Hit play and switched tabs.

I can imagine myself giddy with laughter while listening to them, but I'm not sure I know my way back to there, or that I'd like to make that trip if I could.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/17/fa...

Sounds very cool.. and certainly takes online virtual sex to a whole new level!!!! Who will protect our children??!

TheGameguru wrote:

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/17/fa...

Sounds very cool.. and certainly takes online virtual sex to a whole new level!!!! Who will protect our children??!

Who will get custody if co-op partners have a kid, that's what I want to know. Whose game will the kid live in?

This is starting to sound like the first co-op dungeon basher that could hook Mrs. Gravey since Dark Alliance. Being able to get married and have kids in the game definitely sounds pretty cute. And the innocents-safety is well done too—she got a bit psycho in my Fable II game.

Gravey wrote:

Who will get custody if co-op partners have a kid, that's what I want to know. Whose game will the kid live in?

All children of co-op partners will be born as sets of identical twins so that they can be split up between partners when the co-op session ends. If you don't have another co-op session within 90 days, the children will begin a series of progressively more outlandish schemes involving the game's Facebook and Twitter features designed to bring their parents back together.

I smell a movie tie-in!

That co-op could make this a day one purchase. Too bad the one friend I have that would be up for such co-op is going to drop Live! And can do nothing but bitch to endless death that every game is guns!

Which is funny because twice now I've heard that fantasy is "such a successful franchise". Yet when I look at my collection it feels like Fable II and Dragon Age are the only "true" fantasy (Darksiders sort of counts I guess?).

Even so, it feels like the potential of the setting doesn't live up to its...potential. Hunted: The Demon's Forge sounds like a great concept, but it looks like the developers just wanted to mix God of War and Gears of War. The two GoWs, in fact.

In any case, Fable 3 co-op being what the 2 co-op should have been sounds delightful.

Yeah, guys? I have no problem playing a female character in a game and I love the hell out of you Goodjers, but I am not having anyone's baby. Just drawing that line right now.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Yeah, guys? I have no problem playing a female character in a game and I love the hell out of you Goodjers, but I am not having anyone's baby. Just drawing that line right now.

/cancels his pre-order.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Yeah, guys? I have no problem playing a female character in a game and I love the hell out of you Goodjers, but I am not having anyone's baby. Just drawing that line right now.

But I was going to sing you Paul Anka and everything!

Minarchist wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

Yeah, guys? I have no problem playing a female character in a game and I love the hell out of you Goodjers, but I am not having anyone's baby. Just drawing that line right now.

But I was going to sing you Paul Anka and everything!

Hey now, let's not be hasty here, you still can!

Achievements are known

My favourites:

# He's a Woman. She's a Man (5) - Wear a full set of clothing intended for the opposite sex.
# Dye Hippie, Dye (5) - Dye each part of an outfit you're wearing a different color and have long hair
# Henry VIII (10) - As a ruler of Albion, get married 6 times and kill 2 of your spouses
# Long Distance Relationship (10) - Get married to another Xbox Live player
# Cross-Dimensional Conception (10) - Have a child with another Xbox Live player

Well, someone's going to have to be the woman...

ClockworkHouse wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

Yeah, guys? I have no problem playing a female character in a game and I love the hell out of you Goodjers, but I am not having anyone's baby. Just drawing that line right now.

/cancels his pre-order. :(

Don't worry, Lobster will soften up after you woo his character with a few farts.

Well, I do enjoy farts...

There's a preview in the new issue of Edge. One comment that stood out was that the new 'menu' system is, indeed, faster than Fable 2's.

CptGlanton wrote:

There's a preview in the new issue of Edge. One comment that stood out was that the new 'menu' system is, indeed, faster than Fable 2's.

Yeah, that's mostly just evidence to how hideous the previous instalment was. I found it entirely believable when they said at GDC that the menu fail almost killed the project with Fable II. Well, I imagine at worst they would've been a bit late, but still. Had to dump whatever they were using for a menu middleware at the last minute, IIRC. Thinking of Fable II, the menus still aggravate me every time. Ugh.

Is the menu system always faster, or is it only faster if you do a harddrive install? I admit I was a little annoyed to see the Reach team say that Reach is MEANT to be played with a harddrive install.

That's great guys, you buy me a new hard drive at MS's ridiculous prices and I'll definitely install your game.

Not sure how much of this was known already (aside from the returning characters) but this is one heck of a cast list...

http://www.destructoid.com/fable-iii-s-all-star-hollywood-cast-detailed-185078.phtml

I stripped out the characters just to avoid micro-spoilers, just in case.

* John Cleese
* Sir Ben Kingsley
* Simon Pegg
* Michael Fassbender
* Zoë Wannamaker
* Stephen Fry
* Bernard Hill
* Nicholas Hoult
* Naomie Harris (28 days later is probably where most people will know her from)
* Jonathan Ross

I, for one, would gladly pay full price for the wonderful stylings of Michael Fassbender, who was excellent in... umm... Hmm.

Well, I hope they at least paid him ten times what they'd have to pay a dedicated game VA!

That's a lot of talent to gather together for those marathon "Hold the trigger if you want a closeup" exposition sessions. Or are they changing the delivery?

LobsterMobster wrote:

I, for one, would gladly pay full price for the wonderful stylings of Michael Fassbender, who was excellent in... umm... Hmm.

Inglorious Basterds. And he was. No Christoph Waltz, but he beats Waltz in the Being British aspects.

Gonna be honest, the only names I actively recognize are Simon Pegg, Stephen Fry and Jonathon Ross, though I can't remember who Jonathon Ross is.

I'm sure if I saw what roles they played in movies, however, I'd have a better idea. Hell, just hearing Simon Pegg is in it makes me much more interested in going in.

But damn if I don't feel bad for classic American animation voice actors. They lose roles to celebrities in movies, and now they're losing them in games!

You don't recognize John Cleese or Ben Kingsley? That just seems weird.

Cleese is old news so I skipped right over him.

I think I've heard Ben Kingsley's name before, but for some reason all that comes to mind is Beck. Which I'm sure is a completely off-base association to make.

How about "Gandhi"?

LobsterMobster wrote:

discount

Thanks for that.

ccesarano wrote:

Cleese is old news so I skipped right over him.

I think I've heard Ben Kingsley's name before, but for some reason all that comes to mind is Beck. Which I'm sure is a completely off-base association to make.

He's one sexy beast.

Most of these are pretty well known in the UK --

Zoe Wanamaker is probably not very well known outside the UK (you may remember her as the broomstick tutor in the Harry Potter films).

Bernard Hill was King Theoden in the Lord of the Rings movies.

Nicholas Hoult was the boy in About a Boy and more recently was in the UK series 'Skins'

Michael Fassbender's been in Inglorious and a bunch of other stuff (including the upcoming X-men film which will probably be rubbish)

Jonathan Ross is more of a talk show host than anything, (but he is seriously into his geekery).

ccesarano wrote:

But damn if I don't feel bad for classic American animation voice actors. They lose roles to celebrities in movies, and now they're losing them in games!

Curses! A British made game employing British Actors! Those bastards!

stevenmack wrote:

Curses! A British made game employing British Actors! Those bastards!

Psh, British people are just interchangeable with each other. All you need is the accent and Thundercats are go.

Though King Theoden being in Fable 3 is friggin' bad ass. I think I'm just going to IMDB the details, though.

Also: I only really know Stephen Fry from Bones, but every time I see him I think of James May from Top Gear.

KrazyTacoFO wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

discount

Thanks for that.

No problem. I've posted it at least twice in the Video Game Deals thread too (to be fair, the updated the deal for the second time!). As negative as I am, I want this game to sell copies and be a success because god damn you, Peter, the industry is better for the insane promises from your fevered brain.

Stevenmack wrote:

Zoe Wanamaker is probably not very well known outside the UK (you may remember her as the broomstick tutor in the Harry Potter films).

I think that she was only teaching the older students how to use their broomsticks in the uh... supplementary films, if you catch my meaning. My sexy, sexy meaning.