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Signed On Apr 10, 2012, 20:31
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News Comments > Enemy on Board Announced

1. Re: Enemy on Board Announced Oct 18, 2019, 16:57 Eirikrautha
 
Looks like it could be a fun drunken party game.  
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News Comments > Billion Dollar Borderlands 3

44. Re: Billion Dollar Borderlands 3 Sep 23, 2019, 18:01 Eirikrautha
 
Borderlands 3 claimed the top position on Twitch for Most-Watched Game on its launch day and has maintained its position as a Top Five Most-Watched Game since launch. In addition, Borderlands 3 has already generated more than 14 million hours of content viewed on Twitch Ė more than half the viewership that Borderlands 2 generated in its seven-year lifetime.

Uhhhh, how is that a sign of good sales? If people had bought the game, wouldn't they be playing it, rather than watching it on Twitch? Could someone spin this as customer hesitancy to by the game, and their desire to see it first before buying?

When the only hard numbers in your press release are the number of people watching your game, I find it hard to trust your PR...
 
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News Comments > Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations

44. Re: Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations Aug 27, 2019, 20:59 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 20:28:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 19:16:
Nucas wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 15:37:
i'll be the first to say i don't like zoe quinn. she was aptly described as "a lightning rod for drama". but you can really do like 2 minutes of research on the shitter to see she never slept with anyone who ever reviewed a game of hers or wrote about her in any significant way.

Absolutely false. Zoe Quinn was close friends with and slept with Nathan Grayson. On September 5, 2012 he quoted Quinn's opinion and linked to her game in an article on Steam Greenlight for RPS. Then on January 8th, 2014 in RPS, he highlighted Quinn's Depression Quest and called it a "standout" and a "powerful Twine darling." Then on March 31, 2014, Grayson wrote about the failure of an indie project called "GAME_JAM" for Kotaku, used Quinn's opinions on the matter, and ended his coverage with a quote from Quinn that she would like to do a game jam (the right way). She would go on to collect money for her own game jam, but never deliver.

It took me two minutes to find those examples. The only argument I've heard is the exact timing of when they slept together and when the articles were written (even Quinn says they were in a relationship by April 2014). But they had been friends (showing up on live streams, social media, and Grayson is even credited in her game) and he promoted her, as well as her games.

The problem isn't what most people don't know; it's with what they do "know" that isn't true...

3 sentences aren't "significant," especially about a title already generating buzz. Even if you think it is, there's nothing to imply it was transactional. Even if you think it was, he's the villain here, yet weirdly not the focus of gamergate, who can't stop discussing her, despite her never being half as influential as he was and is.

Straw man much?

Who said it was transactional? Show me ANYWHERE that was in my post or the post I responded to! The issue isn't the nature of the relationship; it is the the fact that no relationship was disclosed by Grayson.

As for who the "focus" of Gamergate is, who cares? This particular article (and the post I responded to) is about Quinn. The post said that no one "wrote about her in any significant way." That is false, as she was the primary quotes in two of the three articles, and her game was mentioned in two of them.

How about you just admit you are wrong for once? Are you really the kind of Internet warrior who would declare the sky was "eggshell blue" just to contradict someone who said it was blue? Your obfuscation and straw-manning don't work, you know...
 
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News Comments > Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations

36. Re: Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations Aug 27, 2019, 19:16 Eirikrautha
 
Nucas wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 15:37:
i'll be the first to say i don't like zoe quinn. she was aptly described as "a lightning rod for drama". but you can really do like 2 minutes of research on the shitter to see she never slept with anyone who ever reviewed a game of hers or wrote about her in any significant way.

Absolutely false. Zoe Quinn was close friends with and slept with Nathan Grayson. On September 5, 2012 he quoted Quinn's opinion and linked to her game in an article on Steam Greenlight for RPS. Then on January 8th, 2014 in RPS, he highlighted Quinn's Depression Quest and called it a "standout" and a "powerful Twine darling." Then on March 31, 2014, Grayson wrote about the failure of an indie project called "GAME_JAM" for Kotaku, used Quinn's opinions on the matter, and ended his coverage with a quote from Quinn that she would like to do a game jam (the right way). She would go on to collect money for her own game jam, but never deliver.

It took me two minutes to find those examples. The only argument I've heard is the exact timing of when they slept together and when the articles were written (even Quinn says they were in a relationship by April 2014). But they had been friends (showing up on live streams, social media, and Grayson is even credited in her game) and he promoted her, as well as her games.

The problem isn't what most people don't know; it's with what they do "know" that isn't true...
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Ray Tracing Plans

14. Re: Minecraft Ray Tracing Plans Aug 19, 2019, 18:37 Eirikrautha
 
Lipstick, pig. Discuss...  
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News Comments > Op Ed

42. Re: Aug 19, 2019, 11:27 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 13:30:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 12:10:
Beamer wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 09:08:
Vulkan wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 08:21:
Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 17:47:
Man, some of you really hate stories about non-straight people

As with any story, how much I like it depends on how well written and implemented it is. A game like The Missing does it very well, where the subject of the main character's gender is integral to what the game's story is about and the message that it's trying to convey; this stuff in BL3 just seems to have been added in as a bizarre "Just because we can" afterthought.

True, but what in borderlands isn't bizarre just because they could? They had an entire mission about a robot sadly trying to throw himself a birthday pizza party. The tasks included turning on the boombox and blowing into party favors.

Bizarre shit for the sake of being bizarre.

So you are equating stories about non-straight people with being bizarre? Not cool, man...

You fail at making a gotcha, which is why often no one bothers responding to your trite "debate" skills.

We know you hate anything non-straight, non-white, non-male. Any time these topics come up, you ride your Aryan horse in to whine and complain.

You "know"? Or you are projecting your own bigotry on others? Funny that your debate "skills" are always predicated on immediate ad hominems and straw man arguments. I defy you to find a single post where I declare anything you've written above (you know you can't). You are attributing a non-existent "hate" based on the fact that I disagree with your stupid opinions.

Maybe you should take this guy's advice:

Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 01:59:
I don't get the "never apologize" thing. Sometimes I accidentally say or do something stupid. The right thing to do is step back, realize you made a mistake, and try to right it.

Beamer wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 09:04:
I think it just stems from a self-important self-righteousness; that s certain group thinks you never need to apologize for something you didn't mean to do. As if intent always takes priority.


 
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News Comments > Op Ed

28. Re: Aug 18, 2019, 12:10 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 09:08:
Vulkan wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 08:21:
Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 17:47:
Man, some of you really hate stories about non-straight people

As with any story, how much I like it depends on how well written and implemented it is. A game like The Missing does it very well, where the subject of the main character's gender is integral to what the game's story is about and the message that it's trying to convey; this stuff in BL3 just seems to have been added in as a bizarre "Just because we can" afterthought.

True, but what in borderlands isn't bizarre just because they could? They had an entire mission about a robot sadly trying to throw himself a birthday pizza party. The tasks included turning on the boombox and blowing into party favors.

Bizarre shit for the sake of being bizarre.

So you are equating stories about non-straight people with being bizarre? Not cool, man...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2019, 16:42 Eirikrautha
 
MrCharm42 wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 09:50:
The game should if not show then at least mention the horrors of 1800-1900 colonialism and not just sugar coat it with all happy pink unicorns and Mexicans that JUST SO HAPPEN to work on your plantations (And yes, there are plantations). Because that is the opposite of what the setting and the historic victims of this deserve.

So what do they deserve? Force the player to watch a history video that delves deeply into the nuances of various victims? All Civ-like games would then be endlessly tedious to develop/play. Can you imagine watching long lecturing videos every time a new civilization is discovered?
Fiction is fiction - if we're going to have that standard, then all novels are out (unless they have long balancing/edifying afterwords). Or is it all just fine if instead of calling them Mexicans (as in your example) they are just called Xicans or some other made up name?

Somehow I get the feeling that the same people who are upset at the lack of historical examination of colonialist inhumane behavior were also the same folks who complained that historical accuracy was not a reason for Kingdom Come: Deliverance to not include anyone other than white people.

The call for "political" video games is disingenuous at best. Games can address political topics without being "political." They can also address no politics at all. The call for all games to "recognize" their politics is a totalitarian sentiment (by the literal definition of the word totalitarian), similar to the phrase "the personal is political." Its primary purpose is to justify the application of political censorship towards ideas and art the complainer does not like. If everything is political, then the complainer is justified in demanding that his politics be either explicitly rejected (with the threat of furious backlash if the author dares to do so) or included in any work. Otherwise the complainer can insinuate that the author is denying the "correct" politics by not mentioning them at all (arguing that lack of rejection is the same as enthusiastic acceptance).

Anyone so arrogantly sure of their own politics that they believe EVERY medium should reflect their worldview all of the time is someone whose worldview is almost certainly unworthy of said focus...
 
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News Comments > G2A vs. Unknown Worlds Follow-up

9. Re: G2A vs. Unknown Worlds Follow-up Aug 15, 2019, 09:42 Eirikrautha
 
So, instead of damaging G2A (which many of us were predisposed to disbelieve), you've now caused me to distrust what you say just as much. Good job!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 7, 2019, 11:17 Eirikrautha
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 6, 2019, 19:24:
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/pbs-news-hour/
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/bbc/
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/new-york-times/
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/npr/
like shooting ducks in a barrel
You pick a website owned and operated by the president of The New School, who is a CFR member and clerked for one of the most liberal Supreme Court Justices of the 20th Century (Harry Blackmun)?

Of course he doesn't think those sources are biased! They agree with him. Would you accept the ratings of one of Scalia's clerks as to bias?

I'm becoming more and more convinced that some posters on this site must be dictating their posts, because they are too much drooling idiots to actually find the letters on their keyboards...
 
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News Comments > Tim Sweeney on Epic Games Store Plans

18. Re: Tim Sweeney on Epic Games Store Plans Aug 4, 2019, 16:29 Eirikrautha
 
necrosis wrote on Aug 4, 2019, 12:24:
This is how I have been thinking about it in my mind. I have a few games in my Steam library that I bought on launch and havent (still havent) touched because they are a buggy mess.

*Looks at Pathfinder in his library*

Yeah, I know what you mean...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

6. Re: Op Ed Aug 4, 2019, 16:05 Eirikrautha
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 3, 2019, 18:12:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 3, 2019, 16:35:
Are PC Games Held Back By Consoles.

Is that even a question that needs asking in this day and age when the answer has been known for years.

Did you read it? Itís saying that consoles ARENíT holding back PC games, and some games are demanding hardware beyond some peopleís budget. Well yes, games are gonna run worse and worse if you never upgrade your rig. People who always buy hardware that is JUST enough to run the games out right then will find their equipment struggling within a year or two. This should surprise no one.

The surprising thing wouldn't be to find out that he read it, it'd be to find out that he can read...
 
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News Comments > Madden 20 Kicks Off

3. Re: Madden 20 Kicks Off Aug 3, 2019, 10:03 Eirikrautha
 
...as they are offering NFL legend Jim Brown as a freebie, giving the chance to play with the greatest running back in the history of the sport.

Barry Sanders would like a word with you...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 3, 2019, 09:53 Eirikrautha
 
According to the article, they haven't even made any decisions yet.

The sad fact is that, as awesome as open source is for the developer, the ability of any contributor to say "Screw you! I'm doing something else" and fork the project means that no commonality ever really exists. The compromises that being part of a large company or organization bring never have to occur... so they don't.

Honestly, until Linux develops a seamless and integrated ability to run Windows executables and ends the driver nightmares, very few businesses and consumers are going to be willing to give up their libraries of comfortable software and ease of expansion for Linux (double that for gamers!). Linux's greatest advantage (it's configurability) is also its greatest hindrance...
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Again; Epic Games Store Exclusive

1. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Again; Epic Games Store Exclusive Jul 25, 2019, 13:28 Eirikrautha
 
And I'm out. This would have been a day one buy for me. But games are a recreation for me, not a necessity. So I can wait for it to come out elsewhere later, or never. I already have more games than I have time to play. If you can't be honest and transparent in your Kickstarter about where your game is going to be, I don;t need it...  
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS

2. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 18, 2019, 11:41 Eirikrautha
 
Was interested. Saw that it was Epic exclusive. Ehhh, I can wait, then. Not gonna reward exclusivity on digital distribution platforms...  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews

1. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 15, 2019, 19:53 Eirikrautha
 
The new era of D&D has already begun. This game might usher in a new era of D&D CRPGs... if it's good...

*fingers crossed*
 
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News Comments > PUBG Versus Cheating

6. Re: PUBG Versus Cheating Jul 15, 2019, 16:46 Eirikrautha
 
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 12:00:
Did they ever region lock Asia from the North American servers? Cause if they didn't, it's still going to be trash.

Screen name checks out...
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews

6. Re: Morning Interviews May 28, 2019, 16:07 Eirikrautha
 
WaltC wrote on May 28, 2019, 11:47:
IMO, Rock,Paper,Shotgun absolutely ruined the look of the site--and the quality of the writing seems to have taken a big nosedive, as well. The utterly garish hot-pinks/medicinal-greens/washed-out browns, rudely imposed over a bright-white backdrop, is a color scheme that is a literal affront to my sensitive peepers--I cannot believe how they have murdered that site! Just murdered it.

It's not something for adults-to-young-adults anymore--it seems like something designed specifically for children under ten--heck, under six, maybe. It's not often you see sites that have amassed reputations and success around constant, well-established visual themes that have become universally recognized trademarks of the sites to a large extent, requiring years of work and effort--as well as a certain quality and style of writing--just decide to throw it all out in the race to mindlessly adopt something new--simply because it's new. And with no regard for the continuity of quality--no regard whatever. Ugh. Why throw away a decade of site identity and achievement? Why not? says, RPS. Reminds me of "New Coke" versus traditional "Coke." Except that RPS has no intention of offering the site as it was for so long, of course.

None of the original founders of the site are still there. John Walker left about a month ago, I think. Granted, he was one of the reasons I stopped visiting the site, but there were still a few articles now and again by others that had some of the original spirit. All that remains is a thinly-veiled corporate doppelganger of the original. It'll be dead soon...
 
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News Comments > WHO Recognizes "Gaming Disorder"

28. Re: WHO Recognizes May 27, 2019, 21:42 Eirikrautha
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2019, 10:57:
Armchair quarterbacks lawyers doctors accountants nutritionists addictionologists.

An "expert" is someone who has managed to monetize their ignorance.

Bet it makes you jealous. You've been sharing your ignorance here on Blues for free...
 
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