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News Comments > Dead Island Definitive Collection Released
1. No subject May 31, 2016, 23:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Previous owners can get the upgrade for $3 FYI.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. No subject May 31, 2016, 13:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
descender wrote on May 27, 2016, 08:36:
The mere existence of an opinion is not. A judge recuses himself from making a judgement in a conflict of interest, nothing to do with giving an opinion on something.

How little you know about how someone sees something in their own value set. You did watch his video right? You do know why he said that right? No? Go watch the video and come back, then you'll get why I made the statement as I did.
 
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News Comments > Witcher III: The Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Released
14. No subject May 31, 2016, 13:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
JayDeath wrote on May 31, 2016, 12:27:
The problem with the DLC and blood and Wine is that the game suggests that you only start B And W with at least a level 34 character. Do I bother even trying with my level 31 character or do I have to grind out 3 more levels before attempting Blood and Wine? Would dropping the game difficulty help? Anyone else having this issue?

Nah you can start at 31. Some of the stuff might be a bit more difficult but it shouldn't be too bad. If the game it too hard, just drop the difficulty and go on your way. I've been able to start stuff 3-4 levels lower then what it recommends and have been playing on deathmarch. The only problem I've found on that level is if you get more then a couple of enemies and you make a mistake you'll quickly eat the dirt. Drop the difficult though? No problems.

Anyway, 5hrs or so in last night and it's quite good. Music is great, just started the witcher master path stuff and quit for the evening.

Stability wise? Rock solid. Occasional frame hitch but nothing really severe, biggest problem? All my keybindings were reset.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. No subject May 27, 2016, 08:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 22, 2016, 08:33:
He can't review a movie because he had an opinion of the trailer? That's an utter load of nonsense. Again, you don't have a clue what concepts like bias or objectivity mean.

Yes you see some people have this thing called "integrity" and when they believe that their personal integrity is compromised by something, they will recuse themselves because they believe that they're unable to review something without said biases effecting and affecting their statements.

You're doing a very fine job of showing that you're ignorant on how the world actually works.
 
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24. No subject May 22, 2016, 07:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 21, 2016, 09:49:

Meritocracy? He wasn't going to review it. Reviewing bad stuff is literally the AVGN characters's entire reason to exist yet this - a movie he hasn't even seen - is going too far. Where's the equality? Even by your argument, James Rolfe was being sexist, you just didn't notice because you are sexist too - something you have repeatedly demonstrated.

I commented that "Ghostbusters looks rubbish therefore criticism is never sexist" is moronic with exactly this in mind. Sometimes, people are just sexist and *not* calling them out is ridiculous.

You're right he wasn't going to review it. He even came out and said he wasn't going to review it because the trailer was so bad, and the movie looked so bad based on that, that he believed in no way he'd be able to review it objectively. Did you even watch his statement as to why he wouldn't review it? Did you catch the part where he said "maybe I'm wrong, and it'll be a great movie." I guess not. Sounds to me you're doing some pretty good listen and believing.

But no, not by my argument was he being sexist. The "merit in that" is he knows he can't be objectively unbiased because the trailers have tainted his view of the movie. Of course, the tired old "but you're a sexist" BS, because you can't figure out that some people have objective standards and know when they can't do something in an unbiased manner says a lot.

That you trotted out the "but you're a sexist too" says that you believe in the WAW effect, far more then anything. Funny that. But no, "people are just sexist and *not* calling them out is ridiculous" simply says you're a bigot.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. No subject May 21, 2016, 06:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 21, 2016, 00:59:
Ok, MA. Let's ignore that few of what you linked to there says anything about sexism.

Let's look at your history on Blues. Anything that involves women tends to get you, well, angrily posting. Anything at all. If women are mentioned, particularly in a "women get the lesser end of this" context, you get angry.

Do you ever consider that maybe, just maybe, you're a bit sexist in what you care about and how you react?

Honest question. You are extremely involved in gender issues, and always take the "women need to shut up" angle.

Assumptions are always a good way to make you look like an ass, doing a pretty bang up job at it so far. Especially the suggestion that I get angry, if I was actually angry you'd know. If anything, I find that more amusing then anything. Perhaps you're so invested in this you find "anger in it" because someone holds a contrary viewpoint. But it's always good to see that someone brings out the "you're a sexist, because reasons" angle.

But no, I'm not extremely involved in gender issues and don't take the "women need to shut up" angle. Rather I take a "you want equality, you can play by the same rules as everyone else" angle. That means merit rules the day, but sadly in this day and age the usual response to that is meritocracy is sexist/racist/homophobic because reasons. Unfortunately or fortunately you seem to take the "WAW effect" to the extremes, and that is a fine example of sexism. Then again, I did too...~15 years or so ago, then I figured out that all that really matters is results.

But let's roll back to all of those articles floating around shall we? How do you reconcile 22+ articles all attacking a reviewer and fans of the movies as sexist because they believe that the trailer is a steaming pile of garbage. Why do you support such blatant sexism?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2016, 23:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Spaceherpes wrote on May 20, 2016, 19:52:
You know, it would be amazing if one day we could talk about something without it immediately becoming: "You're a SJW!" and "Oh, yeah, you're a misogynist." Sprinkle in various sentence enhancers for flavor.

Sure. You let me know when the media turns around and stops trotting out the "you're a sexist if you don't want to watch xyzthing" and we'll get right on that.
 
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6. No subject May 20, 2016, 12:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yep there it is. "If you don't do what we say, and don't think what we tell you. It's all your fault, you sexist, misogynist pigs." Courtesy of feminists who keep saying it's all about equality.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II Revealed
5. No subject May 17, 2016, 11:34 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on May 17, 2016, 11:10:
I really hate the Adra Dragon below Caed Nua though, Holy Shit man - can't figure out how to defeat her by combat.

Only on my first play through have I done that, took more luck then anything else. And having a solid tank is a must also if you're able pick off the other minions. Then summon everything you can and keep summoning them. Use a cipher to debuff the dragon as well, from that point on it gets easier, but a single bad roll? You're shit outta luck.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Sales Record
3. No subject May 10, 2016, 10:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Game is great. Sadly there are some professional reviewers with a stick up their ass over it and review bombing it(see IGN's Rowan Kaiser and his immense butthurt over TB) along with the general pro-reviewer butthurt of being replaced by steam reviewers. And then there's the actual reviews from people who play the game and love it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. No subject May 10, 2016, 10:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:03:
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.

You mean besides "a teleseminar success story" aka evangelicalism for the stupid people?

Boy oh boy, you sure do have a bug up your ass over it though(and sargon). Especially since that was just the first search result, well I suppose I can understand you being upset...especially when someone shows you something that proves their point. You did want proof after all.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. No subject May 10, 2016, 09:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:07:
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...)

Well I could run with that strawman, or you could realize that it was in the context of this discussion. And the topic in general, or I could always run with the you know I'm right in the context of this discussion so you're trying to redirect it to a wider scope of view.

Really? So, you're saying that you don't support the employment of women in whatever form of media that they want to work in. Why do you want to put women out of work? You know when you have to take leaps in logic like that to try and make a point, that actually would fall flat on it's face it says more about your own beliefs then mine. Especially since you don't seem to be able to dispute anything on the merit of the argument itself.

Seems to me you don't really understand much on this at all, if you did then you'd be more worried about totalitarian creep and people with a stick up their ass putting people out of work because something offends their sensibilities. Apparently your sensibilities as well. No my reaction is: If it doesn't harm actual people, I have no problem with it. And if someone is trying to put people out of work because it hurts their feelings because said stuff is legal, again I have a problem with that. If I had guilt over something like that, I likely wouldn't have made the comments in the first place. But it seems that there are plenty of moral authoritarians that would rather ban things, then ignore it because "reasons."

Makes me wonder exactly how many people are actually egalitarians sometimes. After all, I'll bet that your views would be suddenly reversed if this or any of the other comments were about men being in the same roles.

P.S. that was games.



Quboid wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:19:

Except identity politics. That's not allowed, eh?

Depends, are you trying to shove it down other peoples throat while screaming at the top of your lungs that people are racist/sexist/homophobic for not following what they tell you to follow? That is the MO of this shit going on these days.

If they're not, then I have no problem with them professing their viewpoint. You might not have noticed, but the moment that you disagree with those who are in deep love with identity politics, that's exactly what happens. You noticed that with the new ghostbusters trailer and the 10+ articles saying that people who don't like it are sexist.

What? You don't like BLM and say "all lives matter" well you're a racist. Just ignore those articles that tell you that, and you'd better fall in line too otherwise they'll contact your place of employment and try to get you fired.

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.


Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 10, 2016, 01:56:
Again, to review, Mashiki: A) gets angry and defensive when rape as masturbatory entertainment is attacked, B) makes resentful, negative generalizations about women, and C) loudly supports a group of which at least some subset has engaged in pretty disgusting and uncalled for harassment of women. You can draw what conclusions you want from that, but if you missed the thread in which A occurred, then B and C might have less salience than otherwise justified, which is the whole reason I brought it up.

No, I get defensive when someone elses artistic material is attacked, because they don't like it. With that, said defense also comes in to play when someone wants to ban something because it hurts their feelings. I don't make generalizations about women, then again if you're a bit on the dense side you would have missed the tounge-in-cheek of the comment, since you don't happen to realize the "criticism is harassment, donate to my hipsterwelfarelinkhere" bit that currently goes on. Or how much the media currently loves to fawn over the "omg I'm a women, plz halp." And I haven't "engaged in pretty disgusting and uncalled for harassment of women" though if I actually used my real name on the internet, I'd could be filing a libel suit against you.

After all, you've proven that the only way that you can debate with someone is to attack the persons character, not the beliefs that they profess. Which in the end means that I should pity you, since your own statements show you'll never really reach that far in life. Best of luck.

This comment was edited on May 10, 2016, 10:12.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. No subject May 9, 2016, 02:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 9, 2016, 00:26:
And there it is... Rolleyes

Don't worry when reality gets in your way. Not everyone can be a Batwu or Anita Sarkeesian and/or go running off to the UN to claim harassment. You know for things like "show your proofs" which is harassment, or "why don't you ever respond to your critics" which is harassment.

You should go look over the hipster welfare sites sometime.

Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 9, 2016, 00:48:

First breath: "Being a woman implies feigning harassment to get attention!" Second Breath: "I am not sexist and sexism does not remotely inspire the behavior of the group of gamers I identify with and support!"

Just remember kids, Mashiki jacks off to Japanese rape games, or at the least will go on lengthy rants about the inalienable right of all free people to play such games. If you remember that much, then all becomes clear.

You seem really upset, so upset that it seems I struck a nerve. You know all those neat studies out there, especially the ones that show women take criticism as harassment, instead of critiques? Seems you've got something in common.

I didn't know my personal life was on display or how that even applies here, besides that you have no actual argument. Then again, considering that I'm a supporter of free speech and expression, I've heard worse from the mental midget brigade. But you're doing a great job of painting yourself as a pro-authoritarian book burner, so good on you.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
52. No subject May 8, 2016, 23:00 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 8, 2016, 09:49:
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?

That depends, are they claiming to be journalists? Because many of them do. Seems you know less about what's actually going on then you think. If xyz person is writing about xyz person and is shacked up with them, that's not a shill review? You know like the guy over at IGN who was shacked up with a Ubisoft PR person, and wrote stuff from that point of view. I guess that's not a problem.

Or like Marty Silva who gives games poor reviews if they don't pander to his ideology. I suppose that's just subjective, then again it's not difficult to write an objective article when reviewing something either. Let's toss in something else, ever notice all those book reviewers who are able to objectively write about a book, but have their own beliefs polar opposite of the material in the book. Yep.

Seems you hold game reviewers to a very low standard or no standard at all. While there are plenty of other people who expect them to have some standards, and be open in doing so. You know, like any other group of objective reviewers of a medium.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. No subject May 8, 2016, 22:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 8, 2016, 19:11:
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.

Ask yourself if with any other hobby the response wouldn't have been the same. You think that if magazines or websites for cars(Car & Driver, Motorweek, etc) or Golfing, birdwatchers or whatever, or came out and said "XYZ hobbyists are dead, xyz hobbyists are over. They're a toxic community of hyper-masculine shitheads" the response wouldn't have been the same. And that would go from everything from fashion to golfers.

In the same way that any other hobby would also backlash at people who claim to write and talk about their hobby, and then attack the people who make them money. You'll note that almost none of the people who wrote those articles are in the industry anymore either. The whole "attack your audience, and tell them that they're terrible people card" has never worked and only fans the flames when they're already angry at the garbage you're putting out. Especially if you're in bed and shilling for your buddies work.

Probably the best example would be Leigh Alexander who went from her high of "gamers are dead" at gamasutra to now being an occasional writer for the guardian and has killed one site(offworld) because no one would listen to her ranting.

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.

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News Comments > Op Ed
37. No subject May 8, 2016, 01:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 7, 2016, 12:29:
The best part is that you have no examples of this. You'll endlessly rage against Polygon for a Bayonetta review that got a 7.5, which isn't a low score. Or you'll complain about a sidebar mentioning women in a review about Mad Max that thoroughly destroys how boring it find the combat, and swear up and down the two sentence sidebar, not even in the full review, is why the score was low.

I don't? archive.today/kwlHD vs archive.today/NhE84 I can keep going. How about Leigh Alexanders on GTAIV vs GTAV? Should I keep going or is that enough?

Quboid wrote on May 7, 2016, 12:37:
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!

So now you're saying that it's okay if they want to pander to their politics, and not weight a game objectively, despite that they'll claim that they're weighting subject matter objectively. Or write about both things, and keep them separate in the same article. Funny how CCG is able to do this with an artistic score and a moral score. This isn't rocket surgery, good movie reviewers have been able to do this for 80 years...but somehow game reviewers don't seem to be able to, but steam reviewers are.

Maybe the author of the article just needs to grow a spine.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. No subject May 7, 2016, 11:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
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.

VaranDragon wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:32:

The bigger problem is skewed reviews, that usually favor mediocre or outright bad games. The only games that are decently reviewed by the more popular media outlets are indie games. Good luck finind an honest, unbiased and mostly objective review of an AAA produced game.

Skewed reviews are just as much of a problem I'd agree. Part of the problem is that both are wrapped up in the same blanket. 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.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. No subject May 7, 2016, 10:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
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?
 
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4. No subject May 7, 2016, 10:24 Mashiki Amiketo
 
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.
 
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News Comments > Vampire Bloodlines TMed
6. No subject May 6, 2016, 23:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Jerykk wrote on May 6, 2016, 23:07:
Nah, that's not true. Most of the people who played Bloodlines did so without any of the community fixes. I played the game at launch and thought it was awesome even with all the jank.

Same. It was an amazing game at release, there were bugs but if it suffered for one thing it was lack of marketing. And by the time people realized that there was a sleeper hit out there the company had basically folded.
 
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