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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Aug 23, 2014, 02:51 Creston
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 23:55:
And I never once got any money from a publisher.

No, of course YOU didn't. But whatever rag/website you worked for obviously had their ethics for sale, as evidenced by your own first paragraph.

It's hard to be honest when you get censored for it. I know a couple of my reviews didn't get published because I gave the games in question a really low score and called out all of their issues. I guess the editors didn't want to piss off the publishers, so we just didn't publish the review.


I'm not blaming the average poor schmoe who reviews a game. He's just a guy/girl trying to earn a few dollars so he can actually buy food. I blame the shitbag publications who have their ethics for sale, and I blame those self-absorbed douchenozzles who can't stop calling themselves fucking 'journalists.'

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2014, 23:28 Creston
 
panbient wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 19:09:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 14:01:
MythBusters Stars Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara Are Leaving the Show.

So, I see that Adam and Jamie will return to become the sole hosts, but I wonder why? Just lower ratings so the show is trying to save money?

The last times I watched the show it seemed to be mostly about setting up ridiculous experiments and debunking old wives tales.

Don't get me wrong, blowing up cars is cool and all but I'm hoping it goes back to more substantial myths like in the earlier seasons, like when they tried to find Jimmy Hoffa's body for example.

I think a whole season of them trying to debunk something like Atlantis could be pretty cool. But I'm definitely not the average viewer either.

The problem is that they have basically run out of actual myths, most of Hollywood's flaws and even a large majority of "real or not?" Youtube videos.

Oh sure, there are some "myths" or rather, commonly held beliefs, they could test, but that leads to episodes like where they set up a greenhouse and see if music makes plants grow better. Or the one where they set up an automated light switch that turns a bulb on and off every second for a month straight. Which is NOT good television

jimnms wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 22:19:
In the beginning it was just Adam and Jamie. I think Kari appeared briefly in one episode where they made a mold of her ass. Then Kari, that other chick and Tori came on as the build team. I remember when they changed the format of the show where Kari, Grant and Tori started doing myths on their own people were bitching and wanting it to go back to just Jamie and Adam. Now their gone and people are bitching to keep them.

I'm betting they're going to try and do some kind of spin-off show, but seeing the quality of shows Discovery lately, it's going to be good and get canceled or suck.

I know, but Kari and Tory didn't really start gelling until Grant joined them. The three of them just have much better charisma on screen than Adam and Jamie do, because Adam just laughs like a maniac about everything, and Jamie still believes it's cool to just be a stoic bastard about everything.

Btw, the episode where they took a mold of a then very, very young Kari's ass: AWESOME. (Seeing her blush like crazy was also pretty funny.)

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 22, 2014, 23:24 Creston
 
That seems completely valid and in line with other punishments that have been meted out for things like rape and such. Oh wait, I forget, most rapists never actually see prison time.

Of course, if you pirate a movie you don't buy it, since every pirated copy is a lost sale, and if you don't buy a movie, you're not paying sales tax (or in the case of the UK: VAT) over it, depriving the government of income.

And THAT, my friends, is the absolute worst fucking crime in any socialist society.
 
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News Comments > MMOGs Under Attack
14. Re: MMOGs Under Attack Aug 22, 2014, 23:19 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 18:12:
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 17:36:
And why would you target things like LoL or GW2, two games made by companies who are extremely player-friendly, and who follow a laudible business model?


They aren't targeting the company. They are targeting the players. These guys basically thrive on the attention they get from "bringing down your favorite game."

When Wildstar and some other games were being DDOS'd a few weeks ago, the guy who was doing it was bragging and acting like a fucktard on some stolen Twitter account.

Awesome...

 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 22, 2014, 17:48 Creston
 
Linked from that article is this pretty funny roundup of totally ludicrous crowd funding examples.

The "new theory of gravity" guy actually got people to give him $443 worth of pledges. We should explain to these people the benefit of, really, just burning your money. At least that way you get heat. (which according to gravity guy leads to... anti-gravity?)
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 22, 2014, 17:38 Creston
 
Indiegogo is like setting your money on fire.

(then again, this would have succeeded on kickstarter as well, and there are examples on KS of guys just taking the money and fucking running too.)

As always, and like Tjold (hi, btw!) posts, if it sounds too good to be true, it is, and people are idiots for giving money to it.
 
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News Comments > MMOGs Under Attack
6. Re: MMOGs Under Attack Aug 22, 2014, 17:36 Creston
 
And why would you target things like LoL or GW2, two games made by companies who are extremely player-friendly, and who follow a laudible business model?

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Aug 22, 2014, 17:11 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 16:16:
Actually, Forbes is probably much less betrothed to the publishers.
But still almost definitely is.

Forbes has a slight benefit of the doubt, since they don't solely deal with games. Their entire income isn't tied to "How many ad banners is EA buying from me this year."

Then again, if you read the article below the linked one, one of their writers makes this argument:

Do video game journalists serve as consumer advocates, diligently informing consumers of the problems with upcoming games, business practices, and so forth, or are we simply an extension of the hype machine, legitimizing PR efforts by the industry? Are we critics or salespeople?

Naturally, the answer is ďboth.Ē

No. Naturally the answer is NOT both. The answer SHOULD be that you are consumer advocates etc etc, and that you are critics. You should NEVER fucking be an extension of the hype machine and a sales person.

The very fucking idea that this guy thinks he could be BOTH shows the extent of the problem. How the fuck could you be both a critic and a salesperson? The two are diametrically opposed! If you want to call yourself a game "journalist" and pretend to have any kind of credibility whatsoever, you cannot 'feed the hype machine.'

Walter Cronkite and Christiana Amanpour never 'fed the hype machine' and never acted as 'sales persons.' If you presume to call yourself a journalist, in the same vein that they were journalists (or are, in Christiane's case), you should hold yourself to the same standards, even though you did exactly 0% of the required work to deserve said title.

If you want to be both, call yourself a fucking game blogger and be fucking honest about it.

tl;dr: Forbes is fucking terrible as well, for trying to pretend they can just sit on both sides of the fence.
Fuck the 'gaming press'.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2014, 16:44 Creston
 
Blue wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 12:20:
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 12:15:
Hey Blue, just saw the little notice at the Amazon banner which said that if you buy something from Amazon after clicking the banner, you get a cut. Do you know if that's just for the advertised product (which was a freaking FIVE HUNDRED dollar PS3...) or for anything?

If for anything, I'll happily click on your Amazon links first before I do any shopping there.

AFAICT I think it's supposed to be for anything during that visit. If anyone knows if this works differently, please set me straight.

Alright, I just bought 40 bucks worth of DVDs through the link, so I'm curious to find out if you see any of that, and how long it takes. (or if you'd rather not divulge any such information, just whether it works or not. )
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Aug 22, 2014, 16:10 Creston
 
We want to report the news, share our opinions and pretend they're fact, and have fun playing games that were freely given to us, along with consoles and other swag in return for a favorable opinion (which we pass off as fact) even though we'll deny this to the fullest when you call us out on it.

You made your fucking bed. You then jammed that bed so far up the publishers' asses that it's impossible to ever extract again, and now you're whining that when you try to sleep on said bed, it stinks of shit. You'll forgive me for not shedding a tear for you poor underpaid peons in the "gaming press."

At least bloggers never called themselves fucking journalists.

 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
14. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 16:06 Creston
 
JUST FUCKING LEAVE ALREADY YOU FUCKING WHINY-ASS DRAMA QUEEN!
 
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News Comments > The Crew Trailer
1. Re: The Crew Trailer Aug 22, 2014, 14:17 Creston
 
PC gamer drove across the entire continent to see how long it'd take. (about 2 hours but they went up and down to different cities quite a bit.)

One of their comments was: Honestly, Iím disappointed by the handling. It feels weightless and flabby, and I donít really get the sensation that Iím roaring across America in a powerful, gas-guzzling muscle car. When I hit other cars, I bounce off them like a bumper car. Sometimes thereís a cutaway to a slow-mo crash cam, but itís hardly Burnout Paradise. This is an underwhelming driving experience; a fuzzy halfway between a snappy arcade racer and a realistic sim.

So this is just arcade bullshit with a pretty map. While I like pretty maps, I'm not going to float around with shitty car physics just to enjoy it.

I just don't get it. You don't have to be building to the fidelity of Assetto Corsa for a game like this, but why not at least put in some decent fucking car physics, since driving is ALL everyone will be doing in it. It's like making an FPS and saying at the start "Let's not bother too much with how the movement or the FOV look and feel."

Oh wait, that's just about every FPS made these days. thanks publishers.
 
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News Comments > 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin
25. Re: 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin Aug 22, 2014, 14:12 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 12:35:
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 12:06:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 23:31:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 21:37:
Credit where credit is due: Origin Game Time and Steam Free Weekends are a great way to demo non-F2P games.

Titanfall is 50gb... they'd have to pay me to waste that much bandwidth just for 48hrs of demo. Not to mention it takes longer than 24 hours to download that amount of shit on my slow line... ;/

I don't think you have to download 50GB. I believe the download itself is like 28GB or so. The install size is 50GB because of their retarded "uncompressing the audio on the fly would eat like soooo much CPU time, duuuuuude!" but you are still downloading the files in a compressed format.

No, you are wrong in this case or Origin displays wrong numbers I wouldn't have brought it up if I hadn't checked it.

You click Download it says, Titanfall needs 52GB space
Then Download window appears, saying this

Titanfall TM
0% [8.24mb / 52.52GB]

(funnily, it doesn't even list an ETA, but it lists my download speed correctly, 790kb/s)

Unless Origin displays wrong numbers in it's actual download manager I am gonna go with my feeling here and say you really do have to download 53000 MB of stuff for 48hrs of demo.

And yeah, I am on unlimited, but this deadlocks my internet usage for 2 days at the very least.

Ps.: I own Titanfall, I just have uninstalled

Oh, okay, my bad. I guess EA decided for the PC version to just say "Fuck you, PC people!" because that was/is the way it worked for the Xbone version.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2014, 14:09 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 14:01:
MythBusters Stars Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara Are Leaving the Show.

So, I see that Adam and Jamie will return to become the sole hosts, but I wonder why? Just lower ratings so the show is trying to save money?

Most likely. It's been going on for a dozen or so years, so it's bound to eventually lose its charm.

They have also been annoying the living fuck out of a large amount of people by putting fucking goddamned TWEETS in the middle of the fucking screen during their episodes, because obviously we ALL want to see what @DipShitRetard thinks about mythbusters.

It annoyed me enough to the point where I was already thinking about not watching it any longer, and this is just the icing on the cake. Kari, Tory and Grant are far more entertaining to watch than Adam and Jamie. Without them, the show is just... blegh.

 
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News Comments > A Fistful of Gun Announced
8. Re: A Fistful of Gun Announced Aug 22, 2014, 14:06 Creston
 
Dammit Rockstar, give us the next Red Dead game already.
 
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News Comments > NBA 2K15 System Requirements
1. Re: NBA 2K15 System Requirements Aug 22, 2014, 13:00 Creston
 
50GB available space. Did you guys like actively digitize Kevin Durant, a la Tron, and put him on people's hard drives or something?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2014, 12:15 Creston
 
Hey Blue, just saw the little notice at the Amazon banner which said that if you buy something from Amazon after clicking the banner, you get a cut. Do you know if that's just for the advertised product (which was a freaking FIVE HUNDRED dollar PS3...) or for anything?

If for anything, I'll happily click on your Amazon links first before I do any shopping there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 22, 2014, 12:12 Creston
 
Retired, my ass. Tulsa still happily uses them, as did Minneapolis and Atlanta, as of this past July.  
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News Comments > 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin
21. Re: 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin Aug 22, 2014, 12:08 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 07:47:
So basically your philosophy is "I can't change anything by myself, so I might as well go along with it?".

It helps if you understand that Slick was in a constant fight with trollindipshit for who was the biggest EA shill, and that he has now won by default.

That said, Origin is basically just another Steam client, just done the same half-assed way that EA does most everything. It's not going to eat your computer or anything.
 
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News Comments > 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin
20. Re: 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin Aug 22, 2014, 12:06 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 23:31:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 21:37:
Credit where credit is due: Origin Game Time and Steam Free Weekends are a great way to demo non-F2P games.

Titanfall is 50gb... they'd have to pay me to waste that much bandwidth just for 48hrs of demo. Not to mention it takes longer than 24 hours to download that amount of shit on my slow line... ;/

I don't think you have to download 50GB. I believe the download itself is like 28GB or so. The install size is 50GB because of their retarded "uncompressing the audio on the fly would eat like soooo much CPU time, duuuuuude!" but you are still downloading the files in a compressed format.
 
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