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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.

This comment was edited on May 8, 2016, 23:01.
 
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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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News Comments > Op Ed
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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News Comments > AMD Crimson Beta Drivers
4. No subject May 5, 2016, 23:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 5, 2016, 14:08:
nVidia ecosystem is just so much better. AMD was always a huge pain in the ass for me.

Not even close. Every single driver release whether whql or non, there would be problems like that with nvidia drivers. What pissed me off to no end was the near constant year long TDR problems with their drivers where they blamed customers, and it was easy to prove that it was their fault because they throttled the card voltage so much(to reduce heat) that it caused the GPU to crash.
 
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News Comments > AMD Crimson Beta Drivers
1. No subject May 5, 2016, 10:48 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Digging back through past releases, the outstanding issues were in there only for Witcher 3 and crossfire problems(previous release).  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases
9. No subject May 4, 2016, 11:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 4, 2016, 11:03:

Not bitching. Just wondering if the game is good enough to warrant a download? Most games arent.

Dunno about that. Xcom2 was huge(45GB), and it was a great game. Then again unless you live in a country with shitty broadband options, it really doesn't matter that it's 34GB to download.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer
16. No subject Apr 29, 2016, 02:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 20:31:
It took a little effort to stop this trailer about 40% in... I felt like I was playing a Cliff's Notes version...

Fucking sold.

If I remember right, they did something similar for the first HR game as well, though it only touched on the manufacturing plant. This seems similar, but yeah I'm liking the looks of this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. No subject Apr 27, 2016, 11:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Amount of time before someone tries to buy them up?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. No subject Apr 27, 2016, 06:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 04:49:
I see some of you conspiracy theorists are out in force. Of course citation is required, do you think other encyclopedias are written without citation or verification?

Considering that's how wikipedia operates, only verifiability not fact. If I can get a half a dozen people to push an article saying VaranDragon screwed over 200 people for $84m, that's all fact in the eyes of wikipedia.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. No subject Apr 26, 2016, 11:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 11:33:

Exactly ;/ The wikipedia principle of "citation required" has lead to some absolutely absurd pieces of wrong information, and which hilariously enough is often SO WRONG that not even the scientists quoted in said articles can correct it, since it goes against what is cited...

Well that's because citations don't have to be correct. Wikipedia believes that "verifiability not truth" is the standard, people have seen the comic from xkcd about citogenesis I'm sure. That's the state of wikipedia and has been for years. If you're donating, you're supporting this garbage. And neither admins or those powermods that enjoy the groupthink give a care about facts.

Then again you see shit like "wikipedia investigates wikipedia, finds no corruption" too.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
3. No subject Apr 26, 2016, 11:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 11:00:
A bit torn here..I don't doubt it would take some work, and it would be questionable how many people would actually pay monthly for it.

...

I'm guessing the "pristine realm" option isn't what the vanilla folks would want? It doesn't sound like it...


Depends really. If it was say $4/mo I'd pay it to play on a vanilla server, I loved vanilla and TBC. I'd be happy to play servers that were 60/70(respective) capped and had all that nice original content to play. But some people want "max level" and the want to play that content with the difficulty ramped up too, and then there's stuff all in between.

I wouldn't expect it to be a huge thing, but there's probably enough of a niche between current subs and those who played on the emulated servers that they could make money off it. Hell they could even offload support to a group like MVPs and so on if they really wanted to.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. No subject Apr 26, 2016, 07:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 16:45:
I do not think Kotaku is journalistic, which is also why GamerGate's fury at them over "ethics" confuses me - it's a blog.

Kotaku labels themselves as "journalists" just a FYI. And when their parent company was in court recently for the Hogan sex tape, they labeled themselves as such too. Now you know why people have a problem with them. They want the label of journalists, while having the lack of accountability of bloggers. So people hold them to the first, and make complaints because they really are that shitty.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. No subject Apr 25, 2016, 22:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
YAY for Bloodlines finally being sold somewhere else. Not at $20 though, talk about insane.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. No subject Apr 25, 2016, 12:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 11:14:
Wow, lost for words...the logic of your average redneck redditor is astonishing: some journos fall for a trollbait = WE WUZ RITE BOUT TEH #GG GUISE!!!111!

*facepalm*...also, HL3 confirmed.


At this point, shitposting and making stuff up so that these sites collapse is probably going to be the best thing to do. If they're not busy shilling for their friends or companies giving them free shit for xyz game, they're busy not even doing basic research and pumping out garbage that can be debunked in minutes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. No subject Apr 21, 2016, 23:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 20:27:
Nuke them from orbit?

First thought in my head. Fuckers are just like cockroaches though, and would likely be the only thing left anyway.
 
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