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  1. Still nice to see this place chugging along, just went through and listened to a few songs on here and Dwelling of Duels, can't believe my account is still on here!
  2. You should look at what was auctioned off at his home. I had seen a digital pamphlet for the auction and one section was entirely devoted to his gaming collection. He had all sorts of Sega arcade machines, store demo units for systems like the Dreamcast and countless other items.
  3. Still doesn't confirm for me why Sonic 3 and Knuckles gets denied digital release on IOS or a 3DS incarnation to complete my collection
  4. B-buh-but anime! So apparently the game is going to be episodic. It'll probably be done by the time PS5 is at the end of its life cycle,
  5. This conversation has been quite the merry go round.
  6. The breadth of the accusations of sexism/racism gets to the point of exhaustion and some are into being so offended to the point of absurdity or it being all that makes them happy. Maybe it's just that I'm a straight white male and therefore my thoughts are completely invalid, even though I can agree games can do without a bunch of T&A. I'm towards the end of Xenoblade on my 3DS, and there have been a few outfits that were completely eye roll worthy if not outright laughably dumb. The only thing I keep in mind is the game was designed primarily for a culture that isn't bothered by this stuff. Doesn't necessarily excuse it, but it is what it is, for now. If a indie game designer wants to get angered by the gaming community's stupidity or rejection of their game by all means go for it. Tale of Tales made it a point to have a public melt down over Sunset being a commercial failure, and that is my go to example of how not to handle yourself. It's amazing how irresponsible people can be with social media and by the same measure be so affected by it, the unfortunate cost of anonymity and a public profile I guess. Apologies if you think I'm trying to be double standard on this. I'm trying to see both sides on it
  7. Question, as someone who has never really played Pokemon, which of these versions of the original games are great for a noob? I'm leaning towards Yellow but I hear that one isn't as good. If not, what Pokemon aren't in the other games respective versions?
  8. It's a bit of being critical of the AAA scene and even some elements of the indie scene. I don't mind things like Depression Quet or Sunset existing and would never demand every game be a "true" game, I believe there can be something for everyone. But tell that to the press we have that often tries to imply sexism or racism if a game doesn't pass the bechdel test This is a bit off the topic but the thing that gets me is how the developers of some of these obscure indie games get upset over not becoming an multi millionaire over night. They'll complain about consumerism/capitalism when it doesn't go their way. The truth of the matter is that when you put your game or ideas out to the public, it's up to complete scrutiny no matter how much they may think they're right and everyone else wrong. Of course tell that to the countless websites that are closing comments sections because they don't like getting corrected on their mistakes and called out on constantly insulting their readership.
  9. A year on after all this mess, and quite honestly my opinion on it all hasn't changed much. I don't trust ANY major gaming webpages, NeoGaf is still trash and is even more ban happy if you don't "tow the party line", and places like Verge/Polygon and Kotaku continue to be as awful as ever the last time I bothered looking at them. I don't care about GG, and really don't think I ever will. But I can say that while I agree that games can do better with representation in diversity, as can all mediuims, I'm against it being shoe horned in so as to deflect criticism, it ends up being more as tokenism. But I also think we're getting there naturally, it won't happen overnight. What really gets me annoyed is the way all these journalists/websites say they want to have a discussion and only want to shut down any methods to discussion that doesn't align with their view, a "safe space"/coddle corner if you will. This social stuff has turned me off to any sort of discussions on these topics, I've deleted my Twitter and Tumblr account because I want nothing to do with these people and I don't find them useful anymore. I stuck to the bare minimum of engaging in gaming culture and even less so now, and I'm honestly happier for it. I firmly think that game journalists got so butt hurt over Roger Ebert's statements in 2010 as to why he didn't think games were art that they were determined to prove him wrong by going to the extremes they do now with their reviews and videos (extra credits, and no I don't care if they first got noticed here), as if their profession will ever be taken serious by people who have no interest in this stuff. I don't care if games are art or if they're "PC" enough to the San Fran hipster Progressive crowd, is the game good and entertaining? Does it play well, or work properly? Does it covey it's story or message fairly well? That's all I want or expect.
  10. Meh, I duck in once in a while and do nothing of value. Plus I mainly chat in Hardcore Gaming 101's forums these days since I got kicked out of NeoGaf (which isn't hard in the slightest), and another site I was active in died out
  11. I've heard people supposedly boycotting the film over this, but from what I've heard those arguments over it are overblown and silly. Most have just said there's a sense of feminism, but since I've not seen it I wouldn't say for sure.
  12. I posted it earlier, but it was my love and enjoyment of Super Mario RPG that I just picked a random name.
  13. I have yet to watch this crossover, I did watch the Futurama one, which was alright I guess. But to my point, these are two VERY tired series, and I'd rather them just end them. Maybe my taste in humor has changed, or maybe these shows just can't top their earliest seasons. I'm probably just a grumpy old man.
  14. So I hear that Arthur Chu is having a Gamergate panel at MagFest, I can only think that won't go well. In other MagFest related things, I wish I could attend, but my finances and recent events prohibit me from attending. I hope everyone has a great time though.
  15. Heck, how could I forget how Ocarina and Majora chugged? Especially the latter when you put on the Giant's mask, the N64 was squealing like a pig to get that running. I'm not as much of a stickler about it, but as I said, I'd like to see companies at least shoot for 60 fps, if they can't do it, eh, not a big problem.
  16. For all the tech they were praising on these new systems, I find it funny that so few are able to hit that bench mark, let alone what the glorified trailers they were showing as "real in game footage". Take the Order 1886, giving us the BS that it's more cinematic when it's 30 fps (movies are 24fps you dolt, or maybe it was Ubisoft that gave us that excuse for Assassin's Creed), then letter boxed it because then they can cut down the amount of rendering needed for the game. I thought this was supposed to be the next step, a new thresh hold for games? Is your engine that inefficient that you can't achieve a higher frame rate? I played MGS Ground Zeroes on my PS3, and then gave it a go on my PS4, it's ten times better in 60 fps (the game will look even better on PC, you should see the comparisons). Games look so much better at 60 fps, and while it's not that big of a deal for me personally, it's what all games should be shooting for. Heck, most of Nintendo's games are always hitting that frame rate (some exceptions, MK8 I believe doesn't hit 60 fps w/more than two players). And I agree with Garret, I want good games. I was against getting a Wii U because it had nothing I wanted to play, fast forward to this year's E3, and I bought one and already have at least 6-7 games (not counting digital ones). I've played the Wii U more than my PS4 and the games I bought on it, and right now I'd recommend it more than any other system. This year has had some good games, but the online, let alone the games themselves, have been shipped as broken. I have a strong distaste for Steam "Early Access", and I didn't want nor ask for it when I bought a new console (see Assassin's Creed Unity, Master Chief Collection). I should not have to get a 20gb download in order to play your game, you should have had that done and fixed up before it went to ship, there is no excuse for it, I don't care what you tell me, there is no excuse for it. A small patch is one thing, but a massive patch like MC Collection had is just ridiculous. There's nothing that says, "we couldn't finish our game in time, oh screw it! Ship it anyway!" quite like that sort of patching done with that game.
  17. I vividly remember finding out about the site waaaay back in an old issue of EGM, and going to the local library to download Kong in Concert, Project Chaos (Sonic 3 and Knuckles) can't believe it's been that long. Congrats to everyone who has worked so hard on this site and has continued to support it.
  18. So out of curiosity, where do people here stand on Austrailia's Target and K-Mart removing GTA V off of shelves? I've seen a few journalists saying that the reasoning for doing it is sound and justified, but isn't that walking a slippery slope? It almost looks like they're in full support of censorship now, which given the way they've been acting, isn't surprising in the slightest. That store can do as it wants, but then where does this end? I know it's an extreme example, but will we see stores pull Mario games off the shelf because he advocates drug use by eating mushrooms? Or that he promotes animal cruelty for jumping on them? PETA tried that, and was laughed at, but as tin foil crazy as it sounds, I won't be surprised to see them attacking other games for that or far less. Look, I'm not even a fan of the GTA games, I appreciate the development time, the craftsmanship, and huge landscape to explore, but the content isn't something I care to play through. But the way the press is acting about this is really a bit concerning, even though I don't have much respect or pay attention to the gaming press these days anyhow.
  19. Oh I'm not saying that stuff is right, just that, despite the unacceptable criticisms it hasn't stopped her, heck, she uses that as better advertisement, way to go Internet trolls, you succeeded!!
  20. I have to say that if a few idiots make you too afraid to do something you'd love to do, then maybe it's not something you'd truly want to pursue in life. Many people, regular and famous, have faced opposition to dreams or goals from people, and just life in general, and yet it didn't stop them. Sarkeesian gets vitrol by lots of people, yet she still keeps doing videos, interviews, and speeches.
  21. And now you got idiots like Wesley Crusher saying that anonymity needs to be done away with online.
  22. Better watch that logical thinking Pretzel, you may be banned from all those fancy events where everyone kisses up to the indies, or, you might be banned from ever talking to gaming web pages!! THE HORROR! THE HORROR!!
  23. Because it doesn't help the narrative of all games being sexist you white cis pig!!!!
  24. If we end up getting sites that are better about ethics and sticking to them, that's fine by me. As long as they're not being so detached from their readership (ex: most major gaming web pages), then we have a good outcome on games coverage. I'm not asking for strict objectivity, that doesn't seem feasible or even obtainable. It's just been obnoxious to watch these web pages pound sand over gamergate when they could have handled this better. That's not to say the community could be better, they absolutely can be awful, but don't paint the entire community with such a broad brush.
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