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#1 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

@keres said:

Man, looking at TB's twitter feed makes me feel really good about the GB community. What a bunch of fucking idiots he has to deal with on a daily basis.

Agreed. Take a look at this shit.

#2 Edited by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

I think it's pretty clear he didn't mean to imply that all Japanese games suck, even if that's exactly what he said. I'm all for taking people at their word, but only to a point. It's also worth remembering that we all say something stupid once in a while, we just don't have a horde of angry people on the internet documenting it.

The bigger issue here is that so much of modern criticism involves making hyperbolic, blanket, and basically inaccurate statements. Nobody wants to hear "the pace of innovation in modern Japanese games is lower than it was 10 years ago", they want to hear "modern Japanese games are awful!" It's not just an issue in games -- I see this in discussions about movies, news, politics, and a host of other stuff. I see it in this thread, in which several people have said "yeah, I agree, Japanese games suck", which is as close to literally incorrect as an opinion can get.

This style of criticism is poisonous to intelligent discussion, and I'm bored as hell with it. An inability to present a nuanced opinion is, to me, basically a signifier of low intelligence, and I don't want to waste my time engaging with people who deal in absolutes.

I'm struggling to find a way to add to this. Best post in the thread.

#3 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

It sounds like you were the committed one in this relationship. If she is willing to dump you for someone else after all you did for her she's not worth your time of day.

What this guy said. From the details you've given, this is an open and shut case.

#4 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

SeaSerpent is sexist. Here's the next biggest news story in gaming.

#5 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

To swich it, just click the icon next to the number of messages you have.

#6 Edited by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

I have a feeling there are many plants that you can only get through microtransactions. They'll probably even put game modes and other zombies for you to face behind a paywall. Yuck.

I'd rather play $5 for the whole game and that's that.

#7 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -
Might as well post my favorite VN to those interested in the genre.
#8 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

You have Fire Emblem: Awakening, a new Brain Age, Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed, and Etrian Odyssey IV next month.

Castlevania: Mirrors of Fate, Luigi's Mansion 2, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon in March.

At least two of those games have to interest you. Combine that with the games already released and now is a great time.

#9 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

I'm gonna have to request MLB Power Pros. Sure the rosters are outdated, but the Success mode alone makes it worth buying, and the gameplay is very pick up n play friendly.

#10 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

John Walker from Rock Paper Shotgun has joined the fray! He's on Kain's side for this one.