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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation
18. No subject Oct 6, 2014, 22:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yep it's a good game. 1.5hrs in, good atmosphere, good "shock moments" just like in the first Dead Space, good SE and music to each scene. Nice crafting system. I'm quite happy with it, hard is actually hard no hand-holding either. Mileage may vary, but over all I'd put it in 9/10 material. IGN just being whiners over it. I haven't run across any bugs perse either.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
15. No subject Oct 6, 2014, 02:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 22:53:

The only reason, the ONLY reason, anyone knows about this stuff is because of her ex-boyfriend's "woe is me" blog.

But, according to the timeline on that blog, all the coverage came before she cheated on him.

It's the sole source we have, and a pretty good one, as it gave people like Julio the endless "burgers and fries" bullshit he won't stop saying.
But clearly you aren't even aware of this. Just jumping in, making comments on things you don't even have the basic knowledge about.
No, people have long had suspicions that there was something going on in the industry that included nepotism, shilling, bribery, corruption and so on. His "woe is me" blog simply cracked the shell open on an issue that many people already believe existed.

You realize that much of the coverage she got among others--such as jenn frank occurred afterwards or while they were shacking up with other people in the industry right? This isn't new, it's been there since the beginning.

Seriously man, it's shit like this that continues to piss people off. Oh and if you need the context. That's a polygon writer saying that people who threatened others over PAX(burning it down and another who wanted to acquire nerve gas and kill people) and the attacks on a 13yr old were just a "couple of people going too far." While claiming that #gamergate is nothing but white males, who do nothing but harass people. The cognitive dissonance must be earth shatteringly painful.
 
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News Comments > etc.
34. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 14:48 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Madoc Owain wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 14:02:
It's really hard not to read most of these in anything but Simpson's "Comic Book Guy" voice.

10 minutes on any public gaming server will show that yes, the gaming community harbors a large number of misogynistic children who exist solely to tear down anyone "not them". It's shameful, and anyone who tries to change that culture has my support.

24-year-old gamer me would spend a lot of time and tears arguing about #GamerGate. 44-year-old me wants to throw up his hands and quote William Shatner.

Now, get off my lawn!
My sister is a hardcore gamer and plays a lot of FPS's(though her second favorite are RPG's), funny that the clan she plays with has zero problems with her, and she doesn't have problems with the BS that goes on either. It's probably because she also works in a male dominated job--federal prison guard at a medium/max security penitentiary here in Canada and can recognize the difference between a 10 year old, and a bunch of guys doing it because they do it with themselves.

The BS that's been going on enough that she started a new twitter account and jumped on board. The last time she was on social media she bailed on it all, and went to work in Alberta. That was because one of her ex's decided to get all stalkerish and is doing 5 years over it at Millhaven.
 
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News Comments > etc.
30. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 13:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 13:25:

Dude, have you followed #gamergate at all? The misogyny is positively out of control.
And do you understand what an opinion is?

Lastly, here's a nice letter to Intel from the lead developer of Skyrim. Notice how he points out that people like you aren't the audience for Gamasutra, anyway.
Dude have you followed #gamergate at all? That misogyny that you keep going on about coming from shell accounts, bots, and especially sjw's who run around calling people shitlords, man babies, attacking women and minorities(thus the creation of #notyourshield). Perhaps you don't understand this.

Here's a nice response from Intel's CIO to the SJW crowd. You know, because the first thing that the sjw's did was rush-out, attack her, and claim that she was a "token women who was just hired on." You know this is the side that you're claiming is "good, kind, full of puppies and kittens." And wouldn't hurt a fly, funny how the bigotry comes flying out though.
 
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News Comments > etc.
26. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 13:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 13:11:
What lie, specifically, are you pointing to?
Don't be ASeven and say something without a link and a quote so people have an idea of what you're talking about.
Didn't you read the articles? If you did, then you'd already know that the whole "gamers are misogynists, etc, etc, etc," is a lie. So was the "there is no collusion" bit either. After all I've already posted that nice little plagiarism picture for you, showing that the articles all contain 35-45% non-original content.

Oh and the reason why Intel pulled their ads? "Dramatic shift in their editorial content." So yep, even Intel can see the BS on the walls.

This comment was edited on Oct 2, 2014, 13:24.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
22. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 13:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 10:36:
This just sounds so... I want to say unfair. Once you actually read user reviews and they all or most of them praise the game; you watch user gameplay videos and they look really good to you, you're basically saying you'd still wait for this massive discount. Wtf. :\
Unfair is what DA2 did to everyone, my fairness extends to offering them *some* money in return.
 
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21. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 13:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 12:58:
But again, there's no fucking way this is about journalist ethics if it targeted Gamasutra, which has not violated any journalist ethics.
Lying isn't a violation of journalistic ethics?
 
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19. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 12:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
garrywong wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 12:11:
And why such a huge contrast to how the same sites reacted to dorritosgate, which was basically the exact same thing?
People had enough, simple as that. This has been a long time coming and this is what it's blown up into. FYI reddit had minimal influence on this infinity-chan and jayd3fox for running the campaign are the primary source on this. It's funny that jayd3fox originally did a few tongue-in-cheek bits until she got doxxed by the anti-gg side. And it seemed to snowball from there. Strange how neutral people like jon tron and TB who were neutral are now pro-gg after being accused of being "misogynist man babies and shitlords."

And I find the "but this is censorship" comments laughable. Gee, and advertiser realizes that someone is being hostile to their income, investigates, finds that they are being hostile to those they get income from and pulls ads is "censorship" elofuckingel.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
19. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 09:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 09:42:
I Have DA2... and its UI is heavily inspired by the console version. It's DA1 that has the heavy mouse/keyboard UI. Facts and knowledge right back at you. DA2's interface was boring and streamlined, DA3 looks like boring/streamlined/smartphone Version 2.0.

The endless obsession in this age with minimalist UI is upon us, in the age of Apple, smartphones, and ... stuff.
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To be perfectly honest, two of the biggest things that put me off DA2 was the UI, the second was the re-use of areas. I enjoyed DA's UI without a doubt, and the whole wooden characters with minimalist UI sucks. Hell when are we going to see more characters with life in them? Shep in ME was good, Shep in ME2 started to get wooden, Shep in ME3 at least had life in them again.

I'm still not buying this game until it goes on sale at a massive discount and I hear user reviews. I got DA2 for free from EA, and that's the only way that I would play it. Meh I guess we'll see soon enough.
 
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News Comments > etc.
25. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 09:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 00:32:
The survey mentions its methodology just fine, and prove the first source wrong, then. Should be easy if it's made up.

You know nothing about sources. You provided no data of your own. And your knowledge of journalism showed you can't even Google before saying something. How much can your care if your can't be bothered to google to see if you aren't horrifically wrong before posting a judgment?
Actually no it doesn't mention it's methodology at all. Rather it takes particular information without giving any insight on how it was weighted or over what time period. Was it 10 years? Was it since the prize began, did it start in the 1950's?

I don't have to provide data, how interesting is that. Rather I expect that someone is using something as a source, that they in-turn have complete sources listed in order to properly prove their methodology. Damn huh? I guess those classes in criminal law really did jade me in expecting a higher level of standards.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. No subject Oct 2, 2014, 09:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 09:33:
Oh yeah, she's a winner...link from the comments in that article:

http://tweetsave.com/leighalexander

Pretty much. Just think, you've got some asshat attacking your primary source of income(gamers), and would you really want to advertise on such a site that supports that line as well. Especially a site that supposedly caters to developers.
 
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16. No subject Oct 1, 2014, 18:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 18:17:
You realize what you quoted is my point, not something I sourced.
The second source, which you vapidly complain is a survey, is reporting that under 40% of journalists surveyed had journalism degrees, so yes, a survey reporting the findings of a survey makes perfect sense.
Actually I trimmed it down so it wouldn't clutter the thread. You realize that said survey provides no empirical data right? That's a survey with no information on methodology or breakdown.

The first source is independent research which, again, would not have a source because it is it's own source. Someone taking the list of Pulitzer Prize winners and digging into their educational background isn't something that gets sourced. The author is the Washington Post journalist who broke the Hoover/FBI political spying story, so she likely knows a few things about journalism. As former head of a college journalism program, she probably also knows something about journalism education.

Do you even understand how sourcing works?
The first source is indeed independent research, or it appears to be. But again, it offers no data. In other words, there no source of how they conducted it, weighting, time frame, period, quality of substantive works, etc.

And apparently I've got a better idea of how sourcing works then you do. You're using a source, which has no sources in order to back up their information. In other words, your statement is made on their authoritative statements, which have no data.
 
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14. No subject Oct 1, 2014, 17:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 15:47:

Journalism degrees neither make you more likely to be a journalist nor better at being a journalist.
Your first source doesn't offer any sources. The second is an opinion survey, brilliant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. No subject Oct 1, 2014, 15:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
"Ad firms struggle" huh? Yeah well if you didn't let anyone with money throw ads into your network then you wouldn't have to worry about it now would you? And that's why people use adblock.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2014, 15:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 15:22:
There is no professional requirement for a credentialed journalist to have a degree in journalism. This should be pretty common knowledge to anyone past the age of 14.

Sure there's no professional requirement, good luck getting hired on at any publication without one though.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Drivers
6. No subject Sep 30, 2014, 12:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
John wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 08:37:
Just throw in a nVidia card and you'll be good to go! Better than using it as a footrest.
Sure and then you can experience, crash, crash, crash, crash, crash, TDR, TDR, TDR, TDR. My last experience with nvidia left an exceptionally sour taste in my mouth, especially when they decided to start blaming customers for the crashes when it turned out to be their fault because they'd cranked the voltage levels so low to keep the cards cool it would cause them to crash.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. No subject Sep 29, 2014, 14:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 13:35:
How did you manage to get it for $15? Was it an upgrade or full install?
It was probably the upgrade from vista/7 program. That's how I got mine, but there was also another promo that MS was running for the pro version that was also $15. Anyway for anyone interested G2A does have copies of Win8 pro for ~15 right now via the marketplace. Regardless of whether or not it was the upgrade or not it's trivial to activate it from a clean install.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. No subject Sep 29, 2014, 07:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
harlock wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 23:36:
thinking of 2 snipers, 2 energy... still wondering if there are highpowered melee weapons so those skills are useful past the early game

Yep, there are some high powered melee weapons. Ran across a bladed melee that had 37-62 damage. And some weapons like the neutron blaster are absolutely essential against bots and low/no armor baddies. My current team is 1 sniper(w/pistols for close in just in case), 1 energy(w/shotguns), 1 pistol, 2 assault(1 pistol/melee blunt), 1 heavy(w/unarmed or whatever it's called). Chewing up everyone and spitting them out.

Also some stuff for people: Hardass, or Kickass is required in some cases to get a good outcome. Demolition, alarms, locks, tumbler, and science skills too. Having a couple of people with very high int to crank out the bonus points lets you maximize them. Surgeon must-have and first aid as well. Animal friend can help you with some of the more annoying quests too anything other then that it's up to you.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. No subject Sep 28, 2014, 17:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cpmartins wrote on Sep 28, 2014, 15:35:
Having a blast with Wasteland 2, baring a few bugs. What an incredibly fun RPG. A true successor to the original, one of the very first games I have ever played. Can't recommend enough.

WL2 is an excellent game, sadly there's been a couple of times where I should have picked skills more carefully for some characters.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2014, 15:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
$0.38 to make, sells for $20. Sounds about right.  
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