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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Mar 14, 2015, 18:05 Squirmer
 
Very sophisticated counter arguments from the Blues readers here.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Mar 11, 2015, 17:33 Squirmer
 
Nice counterpoint to the "Kickstarter is ruining games" negativity.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 PAX East Presentation
9. Re: Just Cause 3 PAX East Presentation Mar 10, 2015, 17:38 Squirmer
 
Ugh the panel host in that video is unbearable.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 PAX East Presentation
8. Re: Just Cause 3 PAX East Presentation Mar 10, 2015, 17:37 Squirmer
 
It's a shame Mad Max has shitty Batman combat though.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 10, 2015, 04:07 Squirmer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 23:08:
The retarded half of mankind seriously fucked gaming over. You spout corporate pr/spin like a robot "gaming is mainstream" "it's more evolved" "It's now an esport".

It's all bullshit.
I think there's something inherent in games that means they will never be "mainstream" in the same way as film or whatever. They will never be "art" in the same way. I don't really care about that, although it's interesting to think about why that is.

But it was definitely the case that many, many people wanted (and still do) games to be totally accepted by the general public. Remember when Ebert said games aren't art and all the gamers were outraged? Not all, no, some said "they're just games" and I understand that perspective. (Similar arguments are made re esports.) But there has always been this push to have games seen as legit.
 
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2015, 20:20 Squirmer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:50:
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:21:
You're kinda proving beremot's point about agendas here. You don't engage with any arguments, you just descend into hysteria.
Considering I asked a legitimate question, I'll take that as a no. I read both sides of the field and am pro-GG. I've yet to read anything where it hasn't devolved into a class black and white, males are evil, gamers are evil, they're sexist because of xyz reasons, or apply various labels like terrorists and so on.

The anti side lives, breathes and eats identity politics while using unverifiable yellow press style journalism to paint their opposition as such. I'm sure that it was a huge blow for their morale though, when Gawker of all sites came out under oath stating that GG is actually about proving the ethical lapses in the industry. Damn that narrative.

Oh let's toss this in because I just ran across it and chuckled, since it the narrative.
aGG narrative timeline:
  • September to October 2014: Gamergate is nothing, just 200 dudes being loud, they're insignificant!

  • December 2014 to january 2015: Gamergate is a child porn ring and ISIS terrorists, theyve literally killed people!

  • March 2015: Gamergate has ruined gaming!


  • You might be going derp wat?! On the last one, but you've probably missed the gaming press and their latest round of attacks. We're now so big and powerful we're ruining gaming.
    I seriously can't figure out if you're being hyperbolic for effect or you actually believe this.
     
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    News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
    2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 9, 2015, 20:15 Squirmer
     
    It's not a bad thing though. "Gaming" is not one singular thing, it's a collection of trends, designs, communities, etc. You just need to find what interests you and pay attention to that. Adults have ignored games for kids and "edutainment" for decades now, for example. These new trends are no different. If you have no interest in esports, don't read articles about it.

    Gamers have acted all hurt about the marginality of videogames for a long time, and now when gaming has become bigger, with the diversity that necessitates, they act hurt in all new ways.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    17. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2015, 18:21 Squirmer
     
    Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:15:
    beremot wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 16:58:

    I think Blue is usually pretty even-handed with this stuff but if we're going to keep getting links to AngryGamerDude's stuff, how about links to a blogger who is equally anti-GG to even the playing field a little bit?

    Can you find one that doesn't jump right into cis-white-male-gamers are sexist, racist, homophobes with internalized muhsoggyknees that are worse than ISIS, terrorists, and are the leaders of the KKK. Who are death incarnate and dox everyone in sight type of unverifiable bullshit that they continue to spew?

    You're kinda proving beremot's point about agendas here. You don't engage with any arguments, you just descend into hysteria.
     
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    News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
    6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 9, 2015, 04:15 Squirmer
     
    "IGDA COMES UNDER FIRE [from some person who made a youtube video]"

    Keep on truckin, gamers.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
    13. Re: &#956;Torrent Mar 7, 2015, 18:10 Squirmer
     
    Rhialto wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 20:44:
    It's &#956;Torrent btw, not uTorrent.
    It's ampersandhashninefivesixsemicolonTorrent? Bit of a mouthful.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Machines in November
    18. Re: Steam Machines in November Mar 5, 2015, 23:11 Squirmer
     
    harlock wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 22:13:
    jimnms wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 21:36:
    My 12 year old niece knows what Half-Life is, and I didn't tell her about it. She came over a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I had Half-Life because she wanted to play it. I have my old gaming system set up for her to play games on with her own Steam account and family sharing. I asked her how she knew about Half-Life and she said some kids at school were talking about it.

    lol

    ok man, whatever you say
    Why wouldn't one of the best known shooters be known to younger audiences? If nothing else they'll know about it from Counterstrike, which is still one of the most popular multiplayer games going.
     
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    News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Demos Coming
    9. Re: Guild Wars 2 Demos Coming Mar 5, 2015, 20:57 Squirmer
     
    Wildone wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 20:27:
    A demo like 3 yrs after it came out? EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Demo of the expansion content obviously.
     
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    News Comments > Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming
    10. Re: Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming Feb 27, 2015, 22:27 Squirmer
     
    People complaining about too much post-release support, there's a new one.  
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    News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person
    19. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person Feb 26, 2015, 16:55 Squirmer
     
    Sounds like the expansion will be more along the lines of the Silverwastes too, so it should be fun. Good to see these camera changes too, been a long time coming.  
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    News Comments > AvP Classic 2000 Gets Cross-Distributor Multiplayer
    5. Re: AvP Classic 2000 Gets Cross-Distributor Multiplayer Feb 25, 2015, 23:51 Squirmer
     
    Strange definition of 8 bit graphics.  
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    News Comments > etc.
    25. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 17:20 Squirmer
     
    These comments are hilarious. We've got someone claiming Polygon said something they didn't, and someone else saying Sarkeesian made a video that doesn't seem to exist. And you're the people accusing Sarkeesian and Wu of lying??  
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    News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
    39. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2015, 00:23 Squirmer
     
    Maybe Wardell missed out a 0 in his tweet and it was actually 10fps drop.  
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    News Comments > etc., etc.
    1. Re: etc., etc. Feb 17, 2015, 22:45 Squirmer
     
    Interesting that the petition is aimed at Kotaku and Polygon and not NBC. And certainly not the gamers that continue to abuse and threaten people.  
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    News Comments > Anachronox & Other Square IP Pitches Sought
    25. Re: Anachronox & Other Square IP Pitches Sought Feb 17, 2015, 18:05 Squirmer
     
    panbient wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 17:07:
    Blue wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 11:24:
    Icewind wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 11:15:
    Someone call Tom Hall and let him know about this. The sequel must be made.

    Is Tom ok? Last I heard he had a heart attack. Would love to see him make Ananchronox 2.

    Actually it was a stroke, but as far as I know he's made a complete recovery.

    I hope the recovery is accurate. I also hope he manages to somehow become involved in whatever might happen with Anachronox. I mean, he was the mo-cap model for Boots' dancing after all (on top of everything else). The world needs more of that. As well as finishing that conversation with Grumpos.
    He seems fine nowadays. He did series of interviews about his past work late last year. The Anachronox one is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ihevmtErGM

    A few years ago he said that if he doesn't get a chance to make an Anachronox sequel within a certain period of time, he'd post the synopsis etc on his website so people can at least see how it would have ended. This Square Enix thing might be the last chance. I know a bunch of the Anachronox team are still close, so if the stars align and they could regroup...

    But he's also tried two Kickstarters (for other games) and neither were funded, so who knows if he can be bothered going through it again. Plus he's working as a designer at PlayFirst, so he might not be able to drop everything for this.
     
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    News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
    7. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 14, 2015, 18:06 Squirmer
     
    I've backed 9 games on KS and 6 have now been released, with another one out next month. You just need to back projects that seem legit instead of throwing your money at any old shit.  
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