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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Civilization VI Announced
21. Re: Civilization VI Announced May 11, 2016, 15:21 Quboid
 
I've enjoyed each Civ more than the previous one. I like how 1UPT makes combat feel more tactical and less about who had the biggest number on their stack of doom. This sort of complexity adds more than per-city happiness, which is just busy-work IMHO.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews May 10, 2016, 20:29 Quboid
 
theglaze wrote on May 10, 2016, 17:45:
Quinn wrote on May 10, 2016, 17:27:
I can't see this come off the ground with the pricetag involved on both the VR and the PC hardware necessary to run games properly. I can't see publishers willing to invest in making VR games, if only a relative handful of rich elitists are your target group.

I'm tired of the 'it's too expensive' argument.

1) Technology always get's more capable and cheaper over time. Look at smart phones, models that went went for $300 plus a contract a couple years ago are being given away for free.

2) Gaming is a hobby, and like all hobbies, there are different levels of commitment and investment. If someone likes golf but can only afford miniature golf and plastic putters, that doesn't mean $800 drivers and 18 hole golf courses shouldn't exist.

It's called early adoption. Google it. This is all part of bigger movement. The impatience of "it needs to be better today" is ignorant consumerism.

Please don't take it personally, your perspective is very common.

Tech products that succeed start off expensive and get cheaper. Tech products that don't succeed start off expensive and die off.

The price is one reason why I'm not buying a VR headset yet. That other people are waiting because of the price is another reason why I'm not buying a headset. This is not healthy for the ecosystem.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed May 10, 2016, 19:50 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 11:34:
Quboid wrote on May 10, 2016, 11:32:
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:03:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 10, 2016, 09:41:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

What, you mean like this? Or do you want the one where she refuses to offer sources for the stuff she promotes even though she wants it used as an educational tool.


What do you think linking to that proves? It was her discussing her old business. As a 23 year old.

Also, you linked to Sargon, which I suppose makes sense. Similar to you, he's constantly outraged over things he blows out of proportion and does not understand.

I dunno Beamer, I'm starting to think that this charity of hers in engaged in fundraising.

Yeah, that's the main thing, right? "She's trying to get attention for her non-profit business!"

Which business, non-profit or otherwise, isn't trying to get attention?

In isolation, it's funny. All this fuss and even if it wasn't nonsense (and also, isn't she just reading prepared cue cards?), the central complaint is that a charity does fundraising.

It's when people refer to harassment as imaginary that it stops being funny. GamerGate claims to condemn harassment yet when some of you talk about imaginary harassment, no one says a thing - except to complain about a charity continuing to operate normally. Which is it? Or is threatening to massacre people at a speech one of those bits of criticism that they take ever so badly, because you know what women are like.

Sigh. I don't even like Anita Sarkeesian. She's incredibly annoying.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 10, 2016, 17:15 Quboid
 
I suspect visitors to Perez Hilton's website are well used to picking up infections from dodgy sources.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2016, 16:47 Quboid
 
nin wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:29:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:28:
He actually makes pretty informative and interesting videos, if you can overcome your aversion to his mug.

But it's so punchworthy!!!!!!!


This guy has a "presenting a TV show about old houses in County Devon that is broadcast on BBC2 at 11:30am on a Tuesday" kind of look about him.

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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Op Ed May 10, 2016, 11:32 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:03:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 10, 2016, 09:41:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

What, you mean like this? Or do you want the one where she refuses to offer sources for the stuff she promotes even though she wants it used as an educational tool.


What do you think linking to that proves? It was her discussing her old business. As a 23 year old.

Also, you linked to Sargon, which I suppose makes sense. Similar to you, he's constantly outraged over things he blows out of proportion and does not understand.

I dunno Beamer, I'm starting to think that this charity of hers is engaged in fundraising.

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News Comments > Stellaris Launches
18. Re: Stellaris Launches May 9, 2016, 18:51 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on May 9, 2016, 17:09:
Enh, I'm going to wait a bit. Whilst most of the reviews are positive some are not - obviously. My major concern however is that everyone seems to agree it stalls somewhere mid to late game and this will be addressed by comminity mods as well as the usual slew of DLC Paradox likes to release. I'm getting vibes of Civ 5 again where its an "ok" base game but you really needed several years and DLC to make it a really good game. Guess I'll wait for a cheaper key on G2A as there's no way I'm spending $45 if I'm just going to end up parking it for a year or two anyway.


That's interesting to see. I mentioned Civ earlier as what Paradox's grand strategy games are *not* like; in my experience past games have been rough around the edges but still have plenty of content. Maybe that's just me, or maybe Stellaris is different.

In EU4, even with all the main expansion DLCs, there are some lulls in gameplay. At times in my game, my colonies are steadily growing, my ruler is a bit rubbish so development is slow and the Moroccans have allied with the Mamluks so my conquest of Marrakesh will have to wait. It's all part of what keeps the game interesting for many hours. Hopefully after release hype dies down, Stellaris will prove to be the same. I'm still in no hurry to buy, but there are few developers who I would give the benefit of the doubt to more than Paradox Development Studio.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 15:22 Quboid
 
Every society bans things. If you think that this is always wrong so be it, but surely you must acknowledge that every society bans some things (drugs, child porn, shouting "fire" in crowded space) and that you are in a very small fringe who feel this way - which absolutely does not mean that you are wrong.

He wanted to give devs the power to remove reviews on their products or to have Valve do it for them.

Not the developers, Valve. Which is something they must already do, presumably links to pirate torrents aren't going to stay up for long.

The Half Elf: Here's the link. Beamer, you're gonna love this
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed May 9, 2016, 15:07 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2016, 02:40:
You know all those neat studies out there, especially the ones that show women take criticism as harassment, instead of critiques?

Do you realise you just said that literally every woman in existence takes criticism as harassment? You definitely meant all women, right? That's how language works, right?

The only time I've seen you care about women was when rape porn was being criticised and you were ever so keen to point to how it provides employment for women. Just one reason why I think it is likely that you are the sort of gamer that those articles were talking about and your reaction isn't a persecution complex but guilt. (edit: ninja'd by SMA...)
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Launches
8. Re: Stellaris Launches May 9, 2016, 14:14 Quboid
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on May 9, 2016, 13:14:
Thanks for the Mal link. As for Quill18 I'll add my recommendation as well.

I started watching Quill when I was considering Cities Skylines and he had a pre-release copy, he's an excellent 'Tuber. His Europa Universalis 4 tutorials have got me back into that at present and his Stellaris stuff looks promising.

Paradox's grand strategy games often need a patch or three so I'm not in a hurry to buy Stellaris right now. Happily, it's not like Civilisation which typically needs us to get our wallets out again for DLC before it feels complete; it's a lack of polish rather than a lack of content.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 09:23 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:10:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
The Half Elf wrote on May 9, 2016, 01:09:
Anita Sarkinson (think that's how it's spelled) is in fact a professional victim. She is an evagilist that will do or say anything for money and/or attention. This is not opinion it is fact by her own words and how she has and will promote anything that will gain her fame and/or fortune.

If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

By the looks of how evangelist was spelled I would not hold your breath on those non-existent citations.

She did some business course, and at the end she was asked to do a quick video recommendation in which she said it is a good course and she wants to be good at her job. That's literally it, that she wants to be good at her job, whatever that might be (this was before Fem Freq). The complaint now is nothing more than she is good at a job that some people don't like.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed May 9, 2016, 09:19 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2016, 02:40:
I'm a supporter of free speech and expression

Except identity politics. That's not allowed, eh?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed May 9, 2016, 00:26 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 8, 2016, 22:36:
Wallshadows wrote on May 8, 2016, 20:26:
I want to become a professional victim. It seems to pay well.
Are you female? Can you claim imaginary harassment? If so, you've got a bright future ahead of you.

And there it is... Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 8, 2016, 19:20 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on May 8, 2016, 17:44:
The ketchup and fries one later in the article is 10x better. ahhahahaha

Wow, that's ... yeah. Wow. Are people getting off to this??
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2016, 19:11 Quboid
 
TheEmissary wrote on May 8, 2016, 18:48:
vilify any one that plays video games.

I have never felt that criticism of badly behaved gamers applied to me and I still find it rather bizarre how personally some people take this. I didn't even realise at first that people were taking "gamers are dead" to refer to all gamers; I thought and still think that this was just lousy writing, and a persecution complex (or guilt) leading to offense being taken.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2016, 09:49 Quboid
 
yuastnav wrote on May 8, 2016, 07:21:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:49:
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If a reviewer is willing to shit on a game because of their identity politics, they'll have no problems shilling out if a company lavishes them with goodies or free shit.

Alright, so how exactly did you deduce one from the other? I really don't see the connection so I'd ask you to provide at least a little proof for your hypothesis.

What he thinks: If they do one thing wrong, they'll do another thing wrong.
What is actually happening: If they don't act like the world revolves around me - like it does - in one respect, they won't act like that world revolves around me in another respect.

yuastnav wrote on May 8, 2016, 07:21:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 8, 2016, 01:03:
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So now you're saying that it's okay if they want to pander to their politics, and not weight a game objectively, [...]

What about a review is not subjective? A review is an opinion. People like to throw the word "objective" around as if it was meaningful. Nothing about a review can ever be objective. Hell, even if you say that a game is objectively bad because it's running at 5 fps you might find someone who really digs a low framerate or just doesn't care. Everything is subjective. There are just some things that you like and others that you don't like; so the former are objective and the latter subjective.

This is the crux of the issue, reviews are not objective. I thought GamerGate had got this through their heads a year ago but nope, they're still at it. Mashiki Amiketo will be complaining that gaming journalists don't have journalism degrees next.

You don't understand how reviews work, so your ideas about shill reviews are useless. How can you call any reviewer a shill when you don't understand the entire point of their job?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 15:44 Quboid
 
El Pit wrote on May 7, 2016, 15:23:
Obvious troll obvious. Aaaaaaand... added to the ignore list (currently only two trolls on that list, but you deserve it - but "politically correct extremism" made me laugh out like something like "aggressive pacifism" or "arrogant tolerance").

That's harlock/space_captain/etc, a previous account of his is probably already on your list. I sometimes wonder if he's trying to be funny or if he thinks he's making a logical point. There's really no way to tell.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 12:37 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:49:
Quboid wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:10:

These are just things you disagree with. It's politics when you don't like it. It's clickbait when you don't agree with it because you're so special, nobody could *actually* disagree with you. None of this is making an argument, it's just an excuse not to.

Gotcha. So when a reviewer give a game a low score because it disagrees with their identity politics because there's sexy women or has water or doesn't include xyz group or includes adult themes it's okay. Even though the game is a technical and artistic masterpiece and people agree that it's a really good game, and people should buy it. And that the game has received dozens if not hundreds of awards for being a really good game. But calling it for what it is, is bad.

Reviewers write what they think about the game. They do not parrot what everyone else says if that's not what they think. Do you really think any reviewer should give a high score to a game they didn't like just because everyone did? It's politics to you because you don't care, if it affects their experience then it should affect their score.

I don't care about game music, I wish reviewers would keep their audio-politics out of their ratings. Now metacritic isn't tailored specifically to me!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 11:10 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 10:59:
Quboid wrote on May 7, 2016, 10:43:

Let's get this down into a condensed form:
"This article criticises me for taking part in this sort of thing. I don't like that, so I'm going to complain about Kotaku and identity politics."

So you're saying that the current game press doesn't have a problem jamming identity politics into everything and it's not driving viewership away from their sites? Will you also say that they don't have a problem with clickbait either?

These are just things you disagree with. It's politics when you don't like it. It's clickbait when you don't agree with it because you're so special, nobody could *actually* disagree with you. None of this is making an argument, it's just an excuse not to.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 10:43 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 10:24:
Let's get this down into a condensed form:

"People are doing the jobs of reviewers, and it's driving clicks away from our sites. We don't like that, so we're gonna attack people over it."

Pretty sure I saw this BS on kotaku as well, whining over how people are taking stuff away from them and people are running away from their shitty sites. Let me give all you sites whining about it some help. First, do your job and stop injecting identity politics into everything. Review it on the basis of art and non-art. Stop injecting identity politics into everything. And lastly, if you don't actually play that genre of games stop reviewing those games and whining when you get face rolled because you're terrible.

Let's get this down into a condensed form:
"This article criticises me for taking part in this sort of thing. I don't like that, so I'm going to complain about Kotaku and identity politics."
 
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