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Op Ed

Slate Magazine - Should the United States ban a Japanese "rape simulator" game?
"Considering the impossibility of policing the Internet, as well as the availability of English RapeLay translations and forums for years before any politician caught wind of the game, it's unrealistic to think that the game could be banished from America. Very few Japanese developers make an effort to sell eroge to the West, and those that do, like Peach Princess and G-Collections, make content modifications to suit foreign norms and laws. (For example, all underage characters' ages get rounded up to 18, no matter how young the character looks.) These Westernized versions are sold in the United States via import sites like J-List and Play-Asia. Neither company sells RapeLay, but they do offer the popular eroge Yume Miru Kusuri. That game, while more edgy than it is violent, does focus on sex-crazed, underage-looking high schoolers with drug problems and suicide fetishes. RapeLay is appalling, but titles like Yume Miru Kusuri—sold in America after being unconvincingly modified so the protagonists are "18," making it tough to peg the games as outright illegal—would make far more constructive targets for political outrage."

Edge Online - Why the -Age of Steam- May Not Last? By Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock, operator of Impulse.
"It's far too soon to assume that Steam will continue to dominate five years out. Thus far, it has largely operated without serious competition. With other services such as Impulse, Games for Windows Live,, GamersGate and others upping their own services with unique and compelling features, expanding their catalogs, and focusing on providing good customer experiences, I would be very surprised if Steam continues to have such a large market share (as a percentage) even 18 months from now."

CNET - Is the video game industry losing the PR battle?
"Based on what I've seen so far from the industry, it's willing to take a beating from government, lawyers, authors, and concerned groups and it does little to fight back. Meantime, I receive e-mails from parents on an almost daily basis asking me why video games are so bad for their kids. Whenever that happens, I write them a short but informative e-mail saying, 'They're not as bad as some groups say and here's research to prove it.'"

93. Re: Op Ed Mar 14, 2009, 19:10 Dades
Blah, blah, blah. Several people have called you out but you still fail to address any of the issues and continue to proclaim your point to be more valid than those of others. You only respond to points you can easily criticise and ignore anything that goes against your viewpoint. It's rather pathetic but clearly you'd rather take potshots at others than justify your position, whereas I've taken every opportunity to engage in a meaningful debate.

Analogies involving Jews isn't serious debate. I've dedicated entire pages now to why I think both platforms ARE EQUAL BASED ON THEIR OWN MERITS, NEITHER IS SUPERIOR. I don't know how many more times I can say it. You guys seem to want me to say Consoles are the superior platform when I have never said it nor will I ever. I also won't say PC's are superior either. You think I'm taking a pro-console position when in reality that was Z9000.

Come back when you're willing to listen to others. Otherwise don't bother.

I'll come back whenever I please, you aren't the moderator of these boards.

A few? Jerykk and I's statements are that every multiplatform game is best on PC, with extremely rare exception (like Saint's Row 2). Add on top of that PC exclusives and it's a pretty sweet package. There are of course some awesome console exclusives, and I own a PS3 myself to play them when possible.

Actually you, Jerykk and everyone else have simply offered the same tired arguments about technical specs and how the PC is better because of....mice? You say the PC has more exclusives but ignore all of the console exclusive games as well. You tout features when it's convenient then ignore them if they exist on the consoles. You ignore the fact that the divide between consoles and PC's is shrinking every day and that the market has largely shifted as well.

Exactly, that was my point as well. PCs offer the better experience for multiplatform games

Whoa whoa whoa. How come I see half of the posters in this thread trolling every single port announcement on here about how the PC port will be a "half assed piece of garbage" and so on?

and offer genres that consoles can't do or handle poorly.

That goes both ways, there are genres not well suited to the PC and some that have no representation on the platform anymore.

And yet somehow consoles are meant to be better? There are so many holes in Dades argument but he refuses to address them.

No, neither is better. I don't know how many different ways I can say it. They offer different experiences, different genres and different features. They are complementary entertainment mediums, they aren't soldiers in a war or something retarded. One doesn't have to be "better", people just need to enjoy themselves.

I like to use all platforms for what they're best for, and PCs are best for playing the games that are available on them.

I don't know how you can possibly say that with a straight face, there are so many bad PC ports that it boggles the mind. PC's are best for playing games designed for the PC.
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  1. Mar 11, 04:05 Why the -Age of Steam- May Not Last? Bhruic
  2. Mar 11, 04:14  Re: Why the -Age of Steam- May Not Last? eRe4s3r
  5. Mar 11, 10:15   Re: Why the -Age of Steam- May Not Last? DDI
  3. Mar 11, 04:41 Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  6. Mar 11, 10:23  Re: Op Ed nin
  4. Mar 11, 10:06 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  9. Mar 11, 11:48  Re: Op Ed |RaptoR|
  23. Mar 11, 17:34  Re: Op Ed GT
  7. Mar 11, 11:16 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  16. Mar 11, 15:47  Re: Op Ed Krovven
  8. Mar 11, 11:47 Re: Op Ed  Frogboy 
  10. Mar 11, 12:56 Re: Op Ed Cutter
  12. Mar 11, 13:21  Re: Op Ed Zarkov
  18. Mar 11, 16:30   Re: Op Ed Cutter
  19. Mar 11, 16:59    Re: Op Ed Prez
  20. Mar 11, 17:09    Re: Op Ed Mashiki Amiketo
  22. Mar 11, 17:25     Re: Op Ed Prez
  57. Mar 12, 16:58      Re: Op Ed Mashiki Amiketo
  21. Mar 11, 17:22    Re: Op Ed bluemangrouptubes
  24. Mar 11, 18:11     Re: Op Ed Yifes
  28. Mar 11, 18:42      Re: Op Ed Silicon Avatar
  35. Mar 11, 21:31       Re: Op Ed Yifes
  36. Mar 11, 22:01        Re: Op Ed PHJF
  37. Mar 11, 22:16         Re: Op Ed Creston
  38. Mar 11, 22:17         Re: Op Ed Yifes
  13. Mar 11, 13:56  Re: Op Ed Jonny
  25. Mar 11, 18:12  Re: Op Ed Creston
  30. Mar 11, 19:48   Re: Op Ed Jonny
  31. Mar 11, 20:06   Re: Op Ed PHJF
  34. Mar 11, 21:28    Re: Op Ed Yifes
  11. Mar 11, 13:20 Re: Op Ed TheMilkman
  14. Mar 11, 14:54 Re: Op Ed bluemangrouptubes
  15. Mar 11, 15:24  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  17. Mar 11, 16:20 Re: Op Ed Kxmode
  26. Mar 11, 18:15 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  27. Mar 11, 18:20  Re: Op Ed Creston
  29. Mar 11, 19:34 Re: Op Ed Milkman Dan
  32. Mar 11, 20:12 Re: Op Ed Tanto Edge
  33. Mar 11, 21:22 Re: Op Ed bluemangrouptubes
  39. Mar 11, 22:59 Re: Op Ed bluemangrouptubes
  40. Mar 11, 23:23  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  41. Mar 11, 23:35   Re: Op Ed bluemangrouptubes
  42. Mar 12, 00:36 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  43. Mar 12, 01:04  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  44. Mar 12, 01:51   Re: Op Ed PHJF
  46. Mar 12, 02:42    Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  50. Mar 12, 13:04  Re: Op Ed Creston
  52. Mar 12, 13:45   Re: Op Ed Creston
  53. Mar 12, 14:35    Re: Op Ed Dades
  45. Mar 12, 02:18 Re: Op Ed monkay
  47. Mar 12, 10:05 Re: Op Ed Dades
  48. Mar 12, 12:09  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  49. Mar 12, 12:42   Re: Op Ed Dades
  54. Mar 12, 15:27    Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  56. Mar 12, 16:34     Re: Op Ed Z9000
  59. Mar 12, 19:48      Re: Op Ed Creston
  51. Mar 12, 13:07 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  55. Mar 12, 15:46 Re: Op Ed Dades
  60. Mar 12, 21:44  Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  61. Mar 12, 23:25   Re: Op Ed Prez
  62. Mar 12, 23:27  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  71. Mar 13, 10:17   Re: Op Ed Dades
  73. Mar 13, 12:25    Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  58. Mar 12, 17:48 Re: Op Ed RP
  63. Mar 13, 01:45 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  65. Mar 13, 02:47  Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  67. Mar 13, 03:16  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  68. Mar 13, 04:25   Re: Op Ed Z9000
  69. Mar 13, 05:33    Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  64. Mar 13, 02:39 Re: Op Ed RP
  66. Mar 13, 03:00 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  70. Mar 13, 10:17 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  72. Mar 13, 11:23 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  74. Mar 13, 12:39 Re: Op Ed Dades
  75. Mar 13, 12:52  Re: Op Ed Z9000
  76. Mar 13, 12:56 Re: Op Ed Dades
  78. Mar 13, 15:37  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  82. Mar 13, 21:10   Re: Op Ed Bhruic
  85. Mar 13, 23:55    Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  77. Mar 13, 15:27 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  79. Mar 13, 15:39 Re: Op Ed Dades
  81. Mar 13, 20:59  Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  83. Mar 13, 21:45   Re: Op Ed Dades
  80. Mar 13, 17:48 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  84. Mar 13, 23:30 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  111. Mar 15, 12:24  Re: Op Ed JohnnyRotten
  86. Mar 14, 00:42 Re: Op Ed RP
  87. Mar 14, 02:05 Re: Op Ed Dades
  88. Mar 14, 03:35  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  89. Mar 14, 10:20 Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  90. Mar 14, 12:41  Re: Op Ed Dades
  91. Mar 14, 14:11   Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  94. Mar 14, 20:37   Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  92. Mar 14, 17:07 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
>> 93. Mar 14, 19:10 Re: Op Ed Dades
  95. Mar 14, 20:59 Re: Op Ed Dades
  96. Mar 14, 21:36  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  97. Mar 15, 00:23  Re: Op Ed Bhruic
  98. Mar 15, 01:39 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  99. Mar 15, 01:58 Re: Op Ed Dades
  102. Mar 15, 04:38  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  100. Mar 15, 03:01 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  101. Mar 15, 03:45  Re: Op Ed Dades
  103. Mar 15, 04:43   Re: Op Ed Bhruic
  104. Mar 15, 04:55 Re: Op Ed Dades
  105. Mar 15, 04:59  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  107. Mar 15, 05:16  Re: Op Ed Bhruic
  108. Mar 15, 09:36  Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  106. Mar 15, 05:02 Re: Op Ed Dades
  109. Mar 15, 10:20 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  110. Mar 15, 12:13 Re: Op Ed Dades
  112. Mar 15, 12:28  Re: Op Ed Bhruic
  113. Mar 15, 12:55   Re: Op Ed Dades
  116. Mar 15, 18:01    Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  117. Mar 15, 18:51     Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  118. Mar 15, 20:10      Re: Op Ed Dades
  120. Mar 16, 02:00       Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  121. Mar 16, 02:29       Re: Op Ed StingingVelvet
  122. Mar 16, 03:21       Re: Op Ed Bhruic
  114. Mar 15, 13:12 Re: Op Ed theyarecomingforyou
  115. Mar 15, 13:24 Re: Op Ed Dades
  119. Mar 15, 22:29 Re: Op Ed Z9000


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