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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
12. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 23, 2013, 17:06 yuastnav
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 15:59:
It's my assumption that there was a contractual requirement that the character not be shown fully nude (thus the strategically placed towel, and closeups of her head only during the game scene) and this dev mode violates that.

That's exactly the point. They actually went out of their way to model the full, nude body, because... well, I cannot think of any other reason than because little Davey was keen on having that in the game.

Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 15:25:
Verno wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 14:46:
One mans pandering is another mans paradise. Besides there is a lot of unnecessary violence in many videogames but I don't see you protesting that. Does one nude scene really make you so uncomfortable? It's a David Cage game, he's the videogame equivalent to an arthouse film maker, you should know the score by now.

The violence tends to be the point of the game.
Having a girl shower, via multiple "sensual" views, moments before 3 men break in and try to rape her is crass and pointless.

I don't limit it to her. Within 5 minutes of starting Heavy Rain you're a man in a shower. Complete with quick-time events to clean your hair. Pointless and tedious, though less crass since there was less nudity and it wasn't seconds before sexual assault.

I don't get why people who endlessly complain about QTEs liked that game. It was Dragon's Lair with a bit more branching, an obvious plot, chores, babysitting, and a 10 minute reoccuring sequence where you walk through a too-crowded mall screaming a name.

And yes, what Beamer said.
I honestly don't see the appeal in these games.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 23, 2013, 11:54 yuastnav
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 07:20:
yuastnav wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 02:49:
David Cage has some SERIOUS issues. Or in other words: nothing new.

It's a shower scene that is much tamer than your average 'amateur video' clip, maybe he figures you're a mature enough adult to handle it.

Oh yes of course, because this is so necessary.
It really adds a lot to the game, just like his cameo in the Fahrenheit where he grinds the protagonist.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 23, 2013, 02:49 yuastnav
 
David Cage has some SERIOUS issues. Or in other words: nothing new.  
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News Comments > Console Emulation Through Steam
12. Re: Console Emulation Through Steam Oct 13, 2013, 15:11 yuastnav
 
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 13:31:
lol, do you honestly expect anyone to get the roms legally? Stop insulting our intelligence, everyone downloads their roms [...]

Speak for yourself.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 EU TM Removed
14. Re: Half-Life 3 EU TM Removed Oct 5, 2013, 20:38 yuastnav
 
killer_roach wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 20:06:
yuastnav wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 19:45:
Pff, just rename it to Half Life Forever or something, say that you'll have to restart development because the engine you are currently using for that game is outdated and you want to make a new one and then, in about ten years, outsource that things to Gearbox (if they even still exist by then).

... what, too soon?

But Valve's already outsourced a HL game to Gearbox...

Oh shoot, I totally forgot that.
Well, I guess it will be back to the roots for Gearboox then, eh?
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 EU TM Removed
12. Re: Half-Life 3 EU TM Removed Oct 5, 2013, 19:45 yuastnav
 
Pff, just rename it to Half Life Forever or something, say that you'll have to restart development because the engine you are currently using for that game is outdated and you want to make a new one and then, in about ten years, outsource that things to Gearbox (if they even still exist by then).

... what, too soon?
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Trading Trailer
40. Re: X Rebirth Trading Trailer Sep 27, 2013, 10:06 yuastnav
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 09:12:
Just one thing I noticed when watching the trailer...Is anyone else bothered about the way the ship moves in the game? Feels very, very stiff and not at all realistic. Arent there supposed to be Newtonian mechanics involved?

As far as I know no X game used inertia.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Trading Trailer
15. Re: X Rebirth Trading Trailer Sep 26, 2013, 16:46 yuastnav
 
Mhm, some nice ideas but I'm not sure whether I like the user interface.
I miss the submenus.

Oh well, I will play the game anyway, already preordered when preorders opened.

I'm also happy that they use the same voice actress for the computer voice, at least I think it's the same one. Or someone who sounds really similar.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines Announced
66. Re: Steam Machines Announced Sep 25, 2013, 18:28 yuastnav
 
Drayth wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 18:05:
Ricochet: Source

This. THIS. *crosses fingers*
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics
61. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 06:06 yuastnav
 
maximus0402 wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 21:31:
It doesn't pay off. It always is a pain in the butt to get the PC version just right . It's never hassle free. Been dealing with the PC on games for 23 years . I guess I am just tired of all the driver updates and config to get them running as it should. Believe me I prefer control of keyboard and mouse ect especially shooters or any fps. Just tired of qllbthebothervdyuff you gotta deal with for a PC . Now I am sure you'll come back and tell me that you never have issues with any games on PC ect. I guess will see how more games like witcher 3 are handled pc vs console. It's even less about graphics and more about control differences to me.

Yeah, it's never hassle free, but I don't really see the problem. Nothing ever goes completely smoothly but most of the time the problems are really minor that can be fixed rather quickly.
The only slightly more annoying problems that I ever have is installing proprietary nvidia drivers on my Debian machine and getting Windows to play with truecrypt (although that only works half the time, for some reason...).
And I've been a PC gamer for as long as you have.

But maybe the difference is that I actually enjoy hacking my machine...

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Though if playing games is the ONLY thing you want to do then you actually barely have any problems at all. Build PC, install OS, install drivers, install games - go. *shrug*
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 25, 2013, 04:21 yuastnav
 
Not sure whether I am buying that...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
55. Re: Op Ed Sep 22, 2013, 04:39 yuastnav
 
I never said anything about the content of his post.
I merely pointed out that prolonged exposure to "internet culture" diluted some people's mind in such a way that they fail to differentiate between complaining and whining.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
53. Re: Op Ed Sep 21, 2013, 20:52 yuastnav
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 21, 2013, 19:23:
walrus1 wrote on Sep 21, 2013, 14:50:
You clearly either have never read RPS or are too stupid to respect something that is well written and might disagree with your little homophobic misogynistic world that exists entirely in your head. /thread.

Whiner.

educated
"Don't like what someone says? Call him a whiner."
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Takedown: Red Sabre
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Takedown: Red Sabre Sep 21, 2013, 17:52 yuastnav
 
I was really excited after I saw TotalBiscuit's PAX video but held off on pre-ordering.
Now that I've watched the PSA a few hours ago I'm really sad.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2013, 19:20 yuastnav
 
walrus1 wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 19:06:
Am I the only person here who really likes RPS? Are they overreacting to the PAX expo? Probably. Are they the only major gaming new sites that regularly talks about gaming related social justice issues? You bet! in an industry filled of obvious bribing and authors throwing their scruples under the bus for a couple exclusive in game shots or maybe a couple minutes of game time; RPS is a very welcome change. The gaming industry has horribly harassed and harmfully portrayed women, minorities and the LGBT crowd for years and RPS seems to be the only ones at time giving a shit. I for one applaud them for not excepting their people to be mindless corporate drones but to think and write about the bigger issues! Good on them! RPS is exactly what we need more of in the gaming world.

tl;dr RPS is doing some great things in terms of women's and LGBT rights in the videogame industry. Try expanding your closed mind a little bit and think about the bigger issues.

I like them for the most part and for the same reason.
At least there is one major gaming site that I can trust whose opinions are congruent with mine on various issues.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
78. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2013, 03:53 yuastnav
 
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 21:29:
yuastnav wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 17:23:
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 17:07:
Well I completely disagree Yuastanav, but hopefully we can agree to disagree rather than start a flame war.

I miss the days when reviews told me just the basics, like was it enjoyable, or was it a slog? Does it keep you playing or did it bore you to tears? Was performance acceptable, or did it chug at times when a lot was going on? Was it stable, or did it crash your computer? Did you feel you got full price value out of it (or more), or did you feel like it was over-priced? How about the story, the setting, the dialog, the voice acting, etc? I couldn't care any less if you think that a game about gangsters is misogynist, or a game based in the Middle East involves too much shooting of brown people. How fucking useless is that? Like I said I find it not only annoying, but arrogant and pretentious as well, as if I need you to illustrate your moral superiority or tell me I should feel the same way about these things. Any reviewer who does it will never get read by me again, and I am pretty sure I have seen each and every hack at RPS do it, so yeah, they suck.

Yeah, I guess we just disagree on that issue.
I find it interesting to read such things because if it's something really jarring then I'd like to know because then I'll know not to buy this product and give the devs who hold such views money.
On the other hand it's almost guaranteed that some pissed off gamers will post their opinions on some forums.

No one is really immoral (apart from people who may not have any morality at all); we all have our own set of standards, sometimes they might be the complete opposite of each other so personally I don't think that they are trying to be pretentious or morally superior.

But yeah, that's just how I feel about it.

Why are the developer's views even a factor? Do you play games because you enjoy them or to critique them on their political merits?

Heck why do you feel entitled to know what a dev has to weight in on any political notion? Has zero to do with the product.

Prez is pretty spot on here not just on game reviews but in general.

I am talking specifically about games where it clearly shines through what kind of views the ones who are responsible for this product hold.
If I play a game where it's blatantly obvious that it's sexist/misogynistic/racist/homomisic/whatever then this is going to have a serious impact on my enjoyment of that product.
Of course it depends on the kind of context we are talking about. Social commentary or critique is one thing but when it's done "just because" or especially when these are the real views of the developers then I don't want to have anything to do with it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
60. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 17:23 yuastnav
 
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 17:07:
Well I completely disagree Yuastanav, but hopefully we can agree to disagree rather than start a flame war.

I miss the days when reviews told me just the basics, like was it enjoyable, or was it a slog? Does it keep you playing or did it bore you to tears? Was performance acceptable, or did it chug at times when a lot was going on? Was it stable, or did it crash your computer? Did you feel you got full price value out of it (or more), or did you feel like it was over-priced? How about the story, the setting, the dialog, the voice acting, etc? I couldn't care any less if you think that a game about gangsters is misogynist, or a game based in the Middle East involves too much shooting of brown people. How fucking useless is that? Like I said I find it not only annoying, but arrogant and pretentious as well, as if I need you to illustrate your moral superiority or tell me I should feel the same way about these things. Any reviewer who does it will never get read by me again, and I am pretty sure I have seen each and every hack at RPS do it, so yeah, they suck.

Yeah, I guess we just disagree on that issue.
I find it interesting to read such things because if it's something really jarring then I'd like to know because then I'll know not to buy this product and give the devs who hold such views money.
On the other hand it's almost guaranteed that some pissed off gamers will post their opinions on some forums.

No one is really immoral (apart from people who may not have any morality at all); we all have our own set of standards, sometimes they might be the complete opposite of each other so personally I don't think that they are trying to be pretentious or morally superior.

But yeah, that's just how I feel about it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
57. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 16:54 yuastnav
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:52:
Yuastnav, I think you are missing InBlack's point. If he punched people in the face then he would be personally responsible. If he raped someone, he would be personally responsible. If he made a joke about rape which inspired someone else to rape somebody, he would not be personally responsible - the rapist would be.

I think that's InBlack's point, I may be wrong. I don't agree with it, I do agree with the importance of personal responsibility* but I don't think that precludes consideration and sensitivity. The crime is not the joke-maker's fault, legally or morally, but that doesn't mean they weren't being a dumb-ass.

* of course, everyone thinks they agree with it.

Ah, I see. Thank you for clearing that up.
Sorry, I guess I was kind of dense there.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
56. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 16:52 yuastnav
 
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:40:
yuastnav wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:29:
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:22:
Redmask wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 15:36:
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 13:45:
People keep saying "RPS is great but..." It makes me wonder what is so great about them. Most everything from them nowadays is whiny soapbox preaching and desperate trolling for hits like this BS article. Their current journalist team consists of a bunch of attention-starved hacks from what Ive seen lately. Just because they were good once doesn't mean they are above reproach. Mostly they just suck ass if you judge them on their recent history.

So avoid their opinion pieces? They still do great reviews and other features. There aren't many quality PC sites of their caliber and they tend to ask harder questions in interviews than cheerleaders like IGN.

Admittedly I haven't read a lot of their interviews, so I'll concede that point, but I haven't been all that impressed with their reviews to be honest. Many (most?) of them lack a lot of the key info I look for in a good review. If their self-important preachy viewpoints stayed out of their reviews then I could probably take your advice, but the writers can never seem to just review the game without interjecting their own moral viewpoint into them which is something I find supremely annoying. Their previews are all "Ra-Ra-Ra!" advertising just like most every other games news outlet, so they are pretty useless. I have been reading RPS for a long time so I think I am qualified to say they are the worst they've ever been right now.

Uhm, what?
How is that supposed to work? Every review is going to be based on the preferences, viewpoints and the morality of the one reviewing it.

Game reviews aren't the forum to air political viewpoints.

Whoever said something about politics? This is about moral issues.

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Although they may bring up their political viewpoint, if it is fitting to the review.



Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:35:
yuastnav wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:29:
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:22:
Redmask wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 15:36:
So avoid their opinion pieces? They still do great reviews and other features. There aren't many quality PC sites of their caliber and they tend to ask harder questions in interviews than cheerleaders like IGN.

Admittedly I haven't read a lot of their interviews, so I'll concede that point, but I haven't been all that impressed with their reviews to be honest. Many (most?) of them lack a lot of the key info I look for in a good review. If their self-important preachy viewpoints stayed out of their reviews then I could probably take your advice, but the writers can never seem to just review the game without interjecting their own moral viewpoint into them which is something I find supremely annoying. Their previews are all "Ra-Ra-Ra!" advertising just like most every other games news outlet, so they are pretty useless. I have been reading RPS for a long time so I think I am qualified to say they are the worst they've ever been right now.

Uhm, what?
How is that supposed to work? Every review is going to be based on the preferences, viewpoints and the morality of the one reviewing it.

I'll see your "Um what?" and raise you a "WTF???". Since when are the reviewers personal moral viewpoints an essential part of a review? That is just crazy talk. The next thing you'll be telling me that if the reviewer is a Republican he ought to be reviewing it from a conservative viewpoint. "This game doesn't tell us that gay marriage is wrong so it's BAD!" Confused

Again, what's with the politics?
Morality is one of the key things that defines a person. Everything we do and say is based on these principles (at least those of us who possess them).
The other thing is personal preference.

When someone reviews something he will necessarily be talking form his own, subjective point of view and if something about a game rubs the reviewer the wrong way to an extent that he or she cannot ignore it of course they are going to mention that.
A review is always about the opinion of the reviewer, that's also the reason it's only worth a damn if you actually know the preferences of that particular reviewer.
This is a form of entertainment after all, not some scientific editorial built on a number of pre-agreed on postulates.

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Just look at the polygon review on Dragon's Crown.
The reviewer focused on the game based on her preferences and how repetetive and fun she thought the game is but she also brought up the sexism issue because that is one of the things that is important to her. And that is totally fine.

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News Comments > Op Ed
52. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 16:29 yuastnav
 
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:22:
Redmask wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 15:36:
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 13:45:
People keep saying "RPS is great but..." It makes me wonder what is so great about them. Most everything from them nowadays is whiny soapbox preaching and desperate trolling for hits like this BS article. Their current journalist team consists of a bunch of attention-starved hacks from what Ive seen lately. Just because they were good once doesn't mean they are above reproach. Mostly they just suck ass if you judge them on their recent history.

So avoid their opinion pieces? They still do great reviews and other features. There aren't many quality PC sites of their caliber and they tend to ask harder questions in interviews than cheerleaders like IGN.

Admittedly I haven't read a lot of their interviews, so I'll concede that point, but I haven't been all that impressed with their reviews to be honest. Many (most?) of them lack a lot of the key info I look for in a good review. If their self-important preachy viewpoints stayed out of their reviews then I could probably take your advice, but the writers can never seem to just review the game without interjecting their own moral viewpoint into them which is something I find supremely annoying. Their previews are all "Ra-Ra-Ra!" advertising just like most every other games news outlet, so they are pretty useless. I have been reading RPS for a long time so I think I am qualified to say they are the worst they've ever been right now.

Uhm, what?
How is that supposed to work? Every review is going to be based on the preferences, viewpoints and the morality of the one reviewing it.
 
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