RogueSix wrote on Aug 3, 2022, 20:19:No harm here. I actually don't know enough, which is why I was asking. Thanks for the info though.GaianElite wrote on Aug 3, 2022, 19:22:
Falling apart due to crypto? Demand is low so, oversupply thus prices will fall and this is good for consumers? Did I pass economics guys?
You did not even begin to pass the basic 101 course if you seriously believe that it is only about GPUs and that the crypto crash is the sole reason for the "falling apart".
F for effort though...
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 2, 2022, 12:57:That ad made it seem cool, I blame the music and 2000s edge. The solution has been proven to be a service one, not cost. Makes me think of the difference between Valve and Ubisoft.
I remember seeing that anti-piracy ad when it was new and laughing my ass off at it for the exact reasons listed in the article. It was cartoonishly over the top.
But, at the end of the article, they correctly state why piracy is still alive, well, and growing. The Balkanization of streaming services, and their total cost, is the media companies shooting themselves in not just one foot but both feet. By being as avaricious as possible, media companies themselves are driving piracy. To quote "...[they] became the very thing [they] swore to destroy."
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 28, 2022, 22:20:You're right, I shouldn't play online doctor, but this is an occurrence I'm noticing more and more interacting with people online. Whether it's a forum, a discord, etc., people don't read the full context of messages, and fixate on one thing. So goes the term "on the spectrum", because you have to be somewhat autistic to misinterpret basic statements. Maybe I'm not providing the right cultural context before I speak. And maybe that cultural context doesn't matter to you at all. Geologically speaking, I am from the US.Beamer wrote on Jul 28, 2022, 22:07:This is where the world comes to be medically diagnosed and told they are making a fucking fool of themselves. sighGaianElite wrote on Jul 28, 2022, 19:14:
I have a strong feeling that some of you may be on the spectrum.
I don't know, that's an odd thing to say. Maybe it's a cultural barrier? Where are you from?
Assuming others are "on the spectrum" because they think it's weird that you said there should be a disclaimer before any media with a masculine female (like Vazquez, or, incidentally, lots of complaints about Sarah Connor in T2 vs T1 at the time of release), or that swearing, or whatever "vulgar" means, isn't feminine, is kind of strange.
I stand by what Sepharo said a couple weeks ago, as does everyone else.
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 28, 2022, 15:22:Yo that's crazy, you didn't even read my comment , I highly enjoyed the Terminator movies what are you talking about, and it wasn't Sigourney Weaver in those, it was Linda Hamilton. What I meant was those guys don't mean acting masculine in terms of fitness, they mean in terms of demeanor. There is no nuance with you guys.because men don't want to watch women act masculine, plain and simple.Gotta stop you right there.
I guess you didn't enjoy the Terminator movies with Sigourney Weaver. The women's Olympic soccer team. Women's volleyball. Bodybuilding tournaments. And a myriad other things where women could be considered "acting" masculine.
I'm secure in my sexuality and watching women do things that men do and sometimes do it better doesn't harm me nor cause me to freak the fuck out.
BigVlad wrote on Jul 28, 2022, 02:26:Gotta stop you right there, they would not call it "woke" because Linda Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver were (and still are) considered hot and acted feminine but strong when needed to be. The reason so much media today is called "woke" is because men don't want to watch women act masculine, plain and simple. Does this disregard the population who non-conform to traditional views? Yes. This is how it will always be. You can't force men to like masculine women, at best just have to put a disclaimer that this film/game/product may not be for them.
As an example of how poisoned and stupid this word is, just look at the discourse on the new Thor movie, even before its release. I watch a lot of movies so I come across this stuff on YouTube. Why do they call it "woke"? Because a woman plays a prominent role. That's it. Do you really think that Terminator 1/2, Alien, and Aliens would not be called "woke" by the right if released today? If you're definition of "woke" is not "minority and/or women bad" then you probably should not be using that word, since that's overwhelmingly how it is being used nowadays.
Rhett wrote on Jul 28, 2022, 13:47:I think games like Fortnite and COD Warzone have really warped people's perception of what a healthy player base should look like, in terms of size at least.
I've started seeing this more and more. Some people just have nothing better to do than hawk player counts, and then proclaim the game "dead" a month or two after release, because new content/DLC/whatever isn't out already somehow, and the woe is the game. I don't get it... Pretty much everything I've decided to go look at the steam forums for, lately, has a post like that.