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Comment translation from marketing (Score 1) 291

We screwed the pooch with the original PSN and the PS3 now Microsoft and Nintendo are severely whipping our asses and we can't afford to build out a LIVE competitor for the same fee Microsoft charges so now we will continue with the delusion that people want to buy every game we make at full price forever. (i'm looking at you Games on Demand)

Comment oh come on (Score 1) 477

ok people make up your fucking minds ether you get natural emulation or you get flood control

i live near garrison and i'm tired of hearing about things that the corps "needs to answer for" when it's wet the corps has to answer for draining from the dams to make room for the run off when it's dry the southern states on the river bitch that there's not enough water for barges and the northern states get bent over recreation on the reservoir

or my current personal favorite everyone thinking that when we get a half inch of rain that the corps didn't account for that and thus the state capital will be flooded from existence

it's time to pick one goal deal with it and let these people do their jobs that i guarantee they didn't know would be this thankless when they signed up

if you want flood control then deal with the habitat issue some other way if you want the habitat preserved well then get your waders out because there will be floods and when the dams have to drain they will be bigger and longer

this is life

deal with it

Comment all games in the last 20 years are clones (Score 1) 235

platformer = Mario
adventure = Zelda
RPG = Final Fantasy (1) [yes i know the stat system in FF goes back to old pen and paper games but i'm limiting my self to digital here]
FPS = wolf 3D
TBS = Civilization
RTS = Command and Conquer
puzzle = tetris (implied or implicit time limit and no control over what piece you get next)

make a game that takes no elements from these or any other previous then you can complain about game clones

Hint (illustrative only not saying the following don't include their own ideas):

metroid = zelda adventure mechanic + mario platforming
american RPGs = zelda adventure mechanic + FPS view + FF style EXP based level system

Comment read the TOS (Score 1) 453

you mod the console you can't use live there are no legitimate hobbyists running modded consoles on live either to run pirate software or cheat a game you want to play on live and console mod get 2 one to play one to hack or stop being surprised when you get banned and shut the fuck up

Comment say what? (Score 1) 295

As Bogost explains, fun isn't the key word in this situation.

if a game isn't fun on some level i am not paying you 60 fucking bucks to buy it

from Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: game
Pronunciation: \gm\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gamen; akin to Old High German gaman amusement
Date: before 12th century

1 a (1): activity engaged in for diversion or amusement

lack of fun in games is at the very least a large part of the reason so many developers are tanking in the current economy if you bought their games before and didn't have FUN you're less likely to make the $60 mistake again

Comment invalad argument (Score 1) 438

hardcore gaming won't die off casual gamers aren't going to slam down $400+ for the latest and greatest console then another $60 per game nintendo has casual gamers because they stopped fighting the latest and greatest fight the wii is nothing more than a game cube with a facelift and you stand to make more profit doing a high wend hardcore game than you do making another party game to sell for $20 beside the other 50 that came out today

when final fantasy, legend of zelda, mario, metroid, elder scrolls, fallout, halo, call of duty, medal of honor and dozens of other HUGELY popular series all terminate because no one bought the latest game maybe i'll listen

maybe some good will come of it and the industry will finally crash again making developers actually come up with an origional idea rather than another FPS

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