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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
35. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 15:09 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 14:17:
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 13:20:

Wait, you think something changed 10 years ago?
Let me guess: you're late 20s or early 30s?


Helpful hint: what changed wasn't the reviews, it was you. Pretty much everyone hits a point around late teens or early 20s where they realize the flaws of enthusiast media. Yet, for some reason, gamers seem to think there's a difference between video games and other forms of media, in that somehow they think that covering media isn't a very limited thing.

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Might want to re-read that again and take a deep breath. FYI neither of the above.

Helpful hint: It was the reviews that changed. If you're actually old enough to remember, then you'll remember when the same thing happened in the print publications in the 1990's and the internet was becoming popular. And you'll also remember what happened then is happening now with print publications as youtube(and online reviewers) are cutting into the websites reviews. But if you're still in your 20's then you likely don't. In which case I'll explain in my next reply in about 14 hours when I get up.

Shocking people have preferences? Who knew? And there's that part where you miss how publications have changed over the last 10 years.

The business has changed, for the worse, but the nature of reviews - that they have always been subjective - and therefore critic scores (your original point, which Beamer correctly read) have always been effectively useless.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 11:35 Quboid
 
nin, mate, you don't take the guy who calls the Xbox the Shitbox seriously?!?  
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News Comments > Ubisoft VR Games Release Schedule
7. Re: Ubisoft VR Games Release Schedule Aug 18, 2016, 19:46 Quboid
 
Ventura wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 16:58:
Anyone getting into VR might aswell buy the CV1 because it's only the sit down experiences that have any kind of longevity.

I'm slightly glad to hear that, I've been worried that VR isn't worth buying without space for non-seated games. It would be better to have loads of content for both but that's a few years away at best.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 18, 2016, 18:05 Quboid
 
I don't agree with the 1 in 100M miles ratio (presuming 100M miles is how far they've been driven since the shield was added). That's not enough data to make any useful estimate beyond "very rarely". You can't plot a graph with 1 coordinate.

The news tends to give an inverted impression of the safety of different modes of transport simply because the safer something is, the more newsworthy it failing is. Supposedly some people think air travel is more dangerous than road travel with the rarity (along with scale) of each tragedy masking the truth.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 18, 2016, 15:29 Quboid
 
Where is the 1 per 100M miles ratio coming from? How many times has this happened?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2016, 14:19 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 13:22:
Well it's good to know that NASA only consisted of 3 black women and it was their sole effort alone that put man on the moon.

Rolleyes

Is this you not bothering to click on the link or you thinking that the victim of 1960's racism in the USA is a white dude from Canada in 2016?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Aug 18, 2016, 13:41 Quboid
 
Phasenoise wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 09:30:
PHJF wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 07:17:
Type in "gg ez" to everyone now and you'll end up telling your fellow players such delightful phrases as:

I feel very, very small... please hold me...
It's past my bedtime. Please don't tell my mommy.
I'm wrestling with some insecurity issues in my life but thank you for playing with me.
I'm trying to be a nicer person. It's hard, but I'm trying, guys.

Yeah gg ez is such an offensive term, better censor it so we don't offend Anita Sarkeesian or something. Good to know Daddy Blizzard is making sure internet bullies can't upset me in my video games.

Either that, or maybe, Blizzard is just doing some light-hearted screwing with people on the test server.

Nah, must be some conspiracy. Probably because feminism, somehow.

Because feminism is the boogeyman. Wait, boogeywoman. Shit, now the NAACP will be offended.

I was going to make a joke about censorship but couldn't think of one that worked because I thought the connection was too ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2016, 18:00 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 16:52:
Quboid wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 16:08:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 15:48:
The small indie developers are suppose to be above such unscrupulous tactics, right?

OK I gotta ask - who is supposed to think small indie devs are different to other people? I know that these people exist, I'm just not sure what stereotype they are supposed to belong to.

Who was dumb enough to think they had a small studio mentality when Sony picked them up and treated it like a AAA? There is no way a BN regular is this stupid to really fall for any of this. So imo we are just taking up someone else lameness cause because they weren't smart enough. Come on, did someone actually fall for any of this here at BN's?

There are people on here who are enjoying the game but I'm pretty sure they went in with realistic expectations. I assumed DangerDog was referring to gamers in general, as was I.
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive Announced
19. Re: Metal Gear Survive Announced Aug 17, 2016, 17:43 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 17:17:
Total-Khaos wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 17:15:
So, he is a bit egotistical if you ask me, but sounds like that is starting to change.


Right, but that doesn't say who's idea it is, his or the studios.

It's flattering to be asked, it's narcissistic if you're the one with creative control. I don't suppose his ego minds but neither would mine so I can't criticise. If he ever put himself in his comics, that would be bad.

Everything Tarantino has done since and including Kill Bill has had a sense of smug self satisfaction that makes his work almost unwatchable to me. 20 minutes of Christoph Waltz hunting Jewish refugees is the only stuff he's done in nearly 20 years that matches his apparent opinion of himself.

Edit: eRe4s3r, I wish it was, then I would have saved my money! Ground Zeroes was excellent IMHO, MGS5 was not. Konami takes most blame for that I think.

This comment was edited on Aug 17, 2016, 18:02.
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive Announced
13. Re: Metal Gear Survive Announced Aug 17, 2016, 16:38 Quboid
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 16:20:
ION wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 16:15:
It's weird that no one calls Stan Lee out for being an egotist and I'm sure he wedges himself into all his movies, Tarantino too maybe?

Terantino is probably the most annoying person in Hollywood but I'm always thirsty for his movies... except Kill Bill. Couldn't stand that shit.

Stan Lee doesn't put himself in *his* movies, that's not as bad. That feels more like the film makers paying tribute to someone they admire.

Tarantino, yes, definitely. Worse than Kojima.
 
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8. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2016, 16:08 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 15:48:
The small indie developers are suppose to be above such unscrupulous tactics, right?

OK I gotta ask - who is supposed to think small indie devs are different to other people? I know that these people exist, I'm just not sure what stereotype they are supposed to belong to.
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive Announced
9. Re: Metal Gear Survive Announced Aug 17, 2016, 14:57 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 12:52:
Off the rails since he left?!?

I've tried playing Ground Zero/Phantom Pain, do I really need to see Kojima's name 800 times before I finish the game?

Those are the only MGS games I've played and my first exposure to the supposed genius that is Hideo Kojima. Let's say I didn't see what the fuss was about regarding him (*cough*hack*cough*) but I was most struck by what a massive egotist that guy is. His name everywhere and he even put himself in Ground Zeroes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
12. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 17, 2016, 14:05 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 11:07:
Verno wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 09:35:
That happens during development and this sort of thing is why developers should never interact with the public. Everything is suddenly a promise and if a feature doesn't make it then the people who wanted it take it as a personal slight. Whether it was in the game at some point and cut or never made it, the effect is the same. I'm sure many of those were present but didn't make the final cut. Sony should've just stuck with traditional advertising campaigns instead of parading Murray around on late night shows.

Yup.

And E3 demos for games years out are aspiration. It's a vision of where they want the game to go.

Even ACM. I know I've mentioned it before, but I ran into an artist on the game and he swore up and down it worked as pictured until just before going gold. It wasn't hitting the frames it needed to, though, and changes were made. At the last minute someone messed up and too many were made and it ended up looking like garbage. He blamed the producer, but said that the game absolutely looked like the E3 demo until about a month before release.

Is he right? Maybe, but it's how he viewed the issue. They really thought they'd get what looked like the E3 version out the door but at the last minute it became obvious they couldn't get that running as they wanted. This explains some changes, not all, but I never played the game and I never assume anything will look like preview versions, so...

He's probably exaggerating/blame-deflecting but I could see this being a significant factor. I though the same about Watch Dogs' missing features that could be re-enabled.

The thing is ... I can understand how this happens but it's still bullshit. They overestimated what they could do? That is, or should be, their problem. Maybe they should have to publish a detailed (and embarrassing) list of failures and watch pre-orders get cancelled in favour of social media anger. That's not workable but at present, there's precious little reason not to push E3 videos as far as possible.

With No Man's Sky, there seems to be a hell of a lot missing even excluding things like landing on asteroids (because "Yeah, at the moment you can land on asteroids" is not a promise - more like a warning). It's not just a graphical downgrade, this is Peter Molyneux levels of lies/delusions.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
14. Re: Game Reviews Aug 16, 2016, 21:53 Quboid
 
Do the animals move around and hunt (semi-)realistically? There was a trailer that looked like Jurassic Park but that gif that looked awful. What's the reality?  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Aug 16, 2016, 17:42 Quboid
 
He's brilliant at PR. PR is all about turning sceptical gamers into disappointed customers and No Man's Sky was #1 and #2 on the last Steam Top ~10 list.

Explaining more about the game would only have hurt sales and the messy release isn't really consequential to him. Maybe the confusion helped hype people up and draw others in.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs
11. Re: New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs Aug 16, 2016, 16:03 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 15:34:
Verno wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 15:29:
Never had that problem and I installed this already, smooth sailing as usual.

Yeah, everyone that's experienced problems before must be full of shit since you never had any.

He didn't say no one else is having problems. If only people who have a problem post, it gives the impression that it doesn't work for anyone.

I've never noticed a problem with previous generations either. I seem to have been very lucky, I've rarely had GPU driver problems and only consistently when I had SLI.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 16, 2016, 14:55 Quboid
 
Anyone recommend an Android "is it worth $0?" game review blog?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2016, 19:31 Quboid
 
Is it fair to say both Deadwood and Firefly were expensive to make and had a cult following, as in they were loved by relatively few rather than liked by many?

A disinterested viewer is worth as much as an engrossed one - in the short term - so it's easy to imagine these being on the chopping block in favour of cheaper, disposable stuff.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1169. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Aug 15, 2016, 12:56 Quboid
 
You guys ... so immature.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Aug 14, 2016, 16:55 Quboid
 
Wise of them to stay out. I don't agree with everything TotalBiscuit has said on the subject but he did stick to talking about actual journalism problems.  
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