Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Arthur Dent

Real Name Arthur Dent   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Wowbagger_TIP
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
Total Comments 3806 (Veteran)
User ID 9540
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 ] Older >


News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
62. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 20, 2012, 14:13 Wowbagger_TIP
 
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 23:36:
Prez wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 23:18:
Fair enough. But at what point do we say 'this is dumb, and counter-productive'?

Should thinking be invalidated because this is a 'video game website'?

Note that I'm only talking about Pitchford and the moronic paragraph appearing with this article.

Seeing as how you aren't a raving lunatic like Hellbinder, I guess you are least worth talking to. The problem is not so much that people disagree with you that society is fubar, but that they are being lectured that somehow their choice of entertainment is indicative of their own moral depravity. A morally depraved person may well get an inordinate amount of jollies from running over people and other virtual violent behavior, but that is not anything close the the majority of us here. The insinuation that if you enjoy violent gaming then you must be predisposed to violent behaviors in real life is naive at best and insulting at worst. There is no moral equivalency between shooting a person in a game and shooting someone in real life, and someone not insane is not in any way made more capable of committing acts of real violence through their videogame experiences. For normal people (the VAST majority of gamers) the enjoyment of playing a violent game does not equate to enjoyment of real violence, and no correlation has ever been made or ever will be made.

TL;DR version: Lighten up. It's just a game, not some deep social commentary.

I absolutely agree that 99% of people can process this, for the time being (in our culture), without becoming violent themselves.

The social commentary comes when the culture has absorbed these subtleties into their reality; that is the analogy of the toilet bowl coming into full force, where we may not see the true effects for another generation. (my parents were 'good people', so I have context to understand violence etc)

Again, does this apply to all media or just games? We've had violent stories and books forever, violent movies for many decades, and violent games for over 20 years. Aside from the aforementioned insane people, about which there's no telling what will set them off, what exactly are you predicting will happen to society, and what evidence do you have to support that hypothesis?
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2012, 14:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 12:26:
West Nile aerial attack creates controversy in virus-stricken Dallas.

Dallas is suffering from the nation's deadliest outbreak of West Nile virus this year. Ten people have died and more than 200 others have fallen ill in less than two months, prompting leaders to declare a state of emergency. But aerial spraying is controversial because of safety concerns, cost and effectiveness.

How many people live in Dallas?
I think there are worse things to worry about than West Nile......

I do, but haven't really worried about this. Mosquitoes generally don't bite me anyway. My wife is a different story. She has to hose herself down with bug spray.

Was listening to someone talk about it on NPR yesterday. Apparently it's a pretty small percentage of people that will have any serious problem from the virus. Most won't have symptoms at all, some will just get a slight fever or headache. A small percentage will get a really bad headache and flu-like symptoms. The really bad cases (in the low single digits %-wise) can develop Encephalitis or Meningitis, which is where you get the fatalities. Glad they're spraying, but it will likely get worse before it gets better.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Borderlands 2 Weapons Videos
4. Re: Borderlands 2 Weapons Videos Aug 17, 2012, 13:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I just played through Borderlands and half the DLC again. Definitely fun, but I hope they cut back on all the driving/running back and forth over and over stuff. If it's just a few times, that's fine. But it got pretty monotonous. Game is a blast though, and BL2 looks even better. Never really had too much problem weapon-wise, but maybe I was just lucky. I usually had enough to at least get by, or I was able to buy something better.

Loved the Tannis audio log things too. I hope whoever did those is working on the script for this one!
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Heroes of Newerth Core Pool Launches Today
3. Re: Heroes of Newerth Core Pool Launches Today Aug 17, 2012, 13:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I played a bit of LoL, and it was a mixed bag for sure. Probably about 30% of the time there was at least one guy being a complete dick. Luckily there were also some helpful people giving pointers and such, rather than just screaming at you for feeding.  
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion
28. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 17, 2012, 01:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Creston wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 00:28:
I'm sorry, but in order for customers to have "easily been misled", they would have had to know that something known as "rebellion developments" existed.

I imagine few people did. Ergo, your lawsuit is a bunch of fucking horseshit. Like 99% of all lawsuits in this country.

Creston

Yikes. That's almost exactly the words I was going to write, including the horseshit part, verbatim. Good job Creston!
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Trine 2 Expansion Announced
7. Re: Trine 2 Expansion Announced Aug 16, 2012, 18:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 16:06:
Oh my [insert deity of choice here]. Frozenbyte's art team is just getting more ridiculously talented with every release. Eyegasm^infinity.

That said, Trine 2 is a great game too. I wonder if Frozenbyte is ever going to revisit another Shadowgrounds type isometric shooter? They seem to have defined the genre on sick platform puzzle/fighters, and could probably hit a Shadowgrounds type game out of the park at this point.

I'd love to see another Shadowgrounds game. Those were fun.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > TF2 Mann vs. Machine Live
27. Re: TF2 Mann vs. Machine Live Aug 16, 2012, 17:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
So are the items you get in Mann Up mode just cosmetic, or are they weapons and such?
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > TF2 Mann vs. Machine Live
24. Re: TF2 Mann vs. Machine Live Aug 16, 2012, 16:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Seems like it'll be at least next week before it's relatively easy to get into a game.  
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > TF2 Mann vs. Machine Live
21. Re: TF2 Mann vs. Machine Live Aug 16, 2012, 14:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
DG wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 14:41:
Far as I can tell -
Q: What is Mann Up Mode?
When you play Mann vs. Machine on an official Mann Co. server, this is called Mann Up Mode. Mann Up Mode allows you to earn special item rewards and track your progress through various Missions. To enter Mann Up Mode, you must possess a Tour of Duty Ticket.

Q: What is a Tour of Duty Ticket?
A Tour of Duty Ticket gives you access to Mann Up Mode, and can be purchased from the Mann Co. Store for $0.99. You do not need a Tour of Duty Ticket to play Mann vs. Machine on non-Mann Co. servers (i.e.: not in Mann Up Mode).

- basically translates into "optionally, pay $0.99 to play on a Valve official server".

Is that ticket a one-time purchase that gives you unlimited access or what?
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic
3. Re: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Aug 16, 2012, 11:14 Wowbagger_TIP
 

So they made a whole expansion out of Kung Fu Panda?
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More TF2 Mann versus Machine Details
12. Re: More TF2 Mann versus Machine Details Aug 16, 2012, 00:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, looks like no playing tonight. Can't connect to the server manager thing for the new mode. Guess I'll try again tomorrow  
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More TF2 Mann versus Machine Details
10. Re: More TF2 Mann versus Machine Details Aug 15, 2012, 22:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 

TF2 just started downloading the update for me. Should be playable soon!!
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More TF2 Mann versus Machine Details
2. Re: More TF2 Mann versus Machine Details Aug 15, 2012, 13:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
When does this go live?  
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Aug 15, 2012, 10:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 

Didn't Max Payne 3 already do that?
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
46. Re: Op Ed Aug 15, 2012, 01:17 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 23:38:
Sadly, it is often a lose-lose situation for PC gamers. If we buy the crappy ports, the publishers get the message that it's okay to make crappy ports. If we don't buy the crappy ports, the publishers get the message that there's no PC market for their games. Publishers with lots of experience on the platform are less likely to believe the latter, since they have examples of PC games that sold well. However, given Namco's inexperience with the platform, I wouldn't be surprised if they misconstrued Dark Soul's failure as a lack of interest from PC gamers rather than a lack of quality on Namco's behalf.

Seems bizarre that they are incapable of reading reviews and forums to see what people hate about their game. But then I've never worked for one of these publishers. They could be run by monkeys in suits for all I know.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Tomorrow
13. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Tomorrow Aug 15, 2012, 01:12 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kosumo wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 00:55:
I'm going unemployed beggar, though will most likely end up a sex worker.
Oh of course. Sex worker is so OP.

Anyway, I'm gonna wait a month or so and see how things pan out before deciding whether to take the plunge.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Starter Edition
1. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 19:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 

LOL? Laugh2

 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > TF2 Mann vs. Machine Update Wednesday
27. Re: TF2 Mann vs. Machine Update Wednesday Aug 14, 2012, 14:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
DG wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 13:27:
Verno wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 08:38:
For the life of me I don't understand peoples fascination with Horde mode. The AI is always bad and the mechanics are mind numbing in their simplicity.
Sometimes I come home from work and want something that is as far as possible the opposite of a hard day's work: mindless, non-frustrating, easy gratification.

That said, I'm struggling to recall a good horde game other than L4D segments.

There used to be an Unreal Tournament mode/mod like this. Can't remember if it was UT or UT2K4 though. Was a lot of fun back then though.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 14:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
mag wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 12:17:
I'm torn. From hasn't done a PC port before, and if this one doesn't sell they'll never do it again.
If they don't do it again, then no great loss. Yeah, the game may be good, but when they release unplayable crap on the PC, they're still not gonna get my money. They know what they did wrong. If they want to release on the PC in the future, they know what they need to fix. I'm not going to pay them for doing it completely wrong.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 13:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Article summed up in meme form:

Step 1: Buy crappy PC ports
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Awesome PC ports for everyone!!
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3806 Comments. 191 pages. Viewing page 27.
< Newer [ 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo