jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:38:
Games are also orders of magnitude more expensive to make. In 1995 the gaming press was astounded by the cost of making Wing Commander IV: $10M. Today, AAA games are much more expensive: a Call of Duty costs around $100-150M to make, Knights of the Old Republic cost $200M, Battlefield 4 cost $100M, etc. And none of those numbers includes marketing, which typically double the cost.
EndoSkull wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 15:11:
I don't think she should have gotten the hate - what she should have got was nothing at all and left alone to vanish with her ignorance - instead the childish behavior of the internet made her popular and continue to do so.
And by the way - if you harass her - congratulations you made her.
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 19:40:
Journalists let you know games are in the works, tell you release dates, serve you trailers, write you previews, and ultimately tell you whether or not to buy the game.
What percentage of gamers do you think hang out on messageboards like this? GTAV sold, what, 22 million copies? Kotaku, a standard games journalist, has 17 million unique visitors per month. Blues has, what, a few hundred regular posters?
We're the minority.
jdreyer wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 19:55:
Good for EA doesn't mean good for gamers. Look at all the shit that has happened in the industry, arguably under EA's (his) tutelage since they're the leader:
- Season Passes and (day one) DLC that should have been included
- Removal of ability to mod games
- Online DRM for single player games
- Overpriced "digital deluxe" versions
- Multiplayer forced into singleplayer games for no reason
- Much more bullshit
Almost all of these are perceived as naked money grabs over producing a superior product, and gamers are understandably pissed. And just like the president, the CEO of the leading company in the games industry gets the lion's share of the blame when things go south, and too much credit when things work out. In his case, things went south.
sdgundamx wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 13:19:
I find your summary meshes quite well with what I've been researching about the topic. I feel bad for the GG people who are genuinely trying to push the message about gaming journalism and detach themselves from the leeches that have co-opted the movement for their own agendas. And I feel bad for the GG supporters who are getting threatened but not having it reported in the major gaming news sites (although I'm curious if that's because there isn't nearly as much evidence for them or that it's not happening to as high-profile people).
Beamer wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 14:40:
And, its worth pointing out, that list of devs interviewed was culled from 4chan and includes a guy that wrote an article defending rape and a fit that was in chat rooms encouraging ways to get Zoe Quinn to commit suicide.
But it's about ethics!
Aero wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 14:42:
If, for instance, you lose the willing suspension of disbelief that allows you to play as though the alien is 'stalking' you through the ship, rather than just spawning in somewhere as a result of a algorithm (even if its very clever), that could take a lot away from the experience.
Of course, I haven't played it, but I can very easily see this game either being terrible or brilliant, entirely depending on who is playing it.
Sadly, the more I find out, the more likely I become to avoid a game that has "won" these indie awards. Sad, really...
Squirmer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 03:19:
In fairness, I do think the situation would be helped by more acknowledgement and understanding of why a lot of men feel they are being personally accused. (Also applies to gamergate.)
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 01:59:
I am honestly a little disappointed nobody has been compared to Hitler yet. Godwin's Law! It probably happened and I missed it though.
Squirmer wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 23:11:
He says he wants open dialog without any accusations and namecalling and then says
"So, excuse me if I don’t buy irrational feminists white and black ideas that men are inherently rapists and women are victims."
harlock wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 14:39:
not sure why you assume people who dont give a shit about participating in all the drama are actually listening to these idiots demands and acquiescing to them
Prez wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 13:41:
LOL! Actually I think it's kind of a big deal only because if someone doesn't push back against activism and corruption in a worst case scenario we end up playing only feminist/SJW-approved games, which doesn't sound fun to me.
PHJF wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 12:45:
Corrupt news media =/= corrupt video game reviews
News media has an obligation to accurately report content and provide context. The Fourth Estate is critical to functional democracy. Knowing whether The Sims 4 is good or not without playing it oneself? Not so much.
Icewind wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 20:45:Prez wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 20:16:
What they don't acknowledge is the obvious - that the lack of disclosure of these points was calculated and deliberate because they had an agenda. A simple oversight is forgivable; intentionally neglecting to point out very important facts that could serve to weaken your agenda is just slimy.
I really just want all of them to admit they're just liberal politically correct agenda pushers trying to control the community narrative by any means possible.
Places like them, Kotaku and Polygon are why I don't even bother reading game sites anymore. Basically it's Blues, Evil Avatar and maybe Shacknews. The rest are just sh*t rags.
Quboid wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 17:00:
All from one single post:William Usher wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 13:38:
... they drew first blood ... a death knell for them ... Gamers don't die ... drawn into battle ... go away and die ... They already put their stake on the wrong side of the war ...
Beamer wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 15:46:
And sorry, your words define you. You keep referring to this as a war. That makes you an extremist.
Beamer wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 15:07:
How do you not realize that, with all of your war analogies, you're an extremist? One of the most extreme.
Beamer wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 14:38:
Fairly certain that's fewer words than you've written here and lacking the call to arms.
Are you afraid of your own abilities to continue doing your job if you posted the same kinds of thing there that you do here?