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#1 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

@firecracker22 said:

Very, very strange to see the rebranding of Netflix. I mean...it's just weird. Adding videogames to the mix makes sense to me.

But, the Qwikster thing is...weird. These past few months, it's as if Netflix is trying to deliberately shoot itself in the foot time and time again.

The most reasonable argument I've heard is that this is Netflix bending over for the entertainment industry to get producers to stay on/hop on streaming. Dumb shit like this is exactly how that industry works.

#2 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

@TEHMAXXORZ said:

@buzz_killington said:

THIS IS A FUCKING STAIN ON THE LEGACY OF HALO I THOUGHT THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS ANNIVERSARY EDITION WAS TO PRESERVE HALO AS WE ALL KNOW KNOW AND LOVE IT THERE WAS NO FUCKING KINECT BACK WHEN THE FIRST HALO CAME OUT AHHHHHHHHH I'M SO FUCKING ANGRY RIGHT NOW

HOLY CRAP MAN, I TOTALLY AGREE, THIS RUINED HALO!

GODDAMMIT I JUST CAN'T STOP VOMITING AND EVERY TIME I THINK OF THE WORD KINECT I VOMIT AGA-RGLBLLGLRGLLLL

#3 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

@Toxin066: he does now. :P

#4 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

@Baal_Sagoth said:

@admanb: @mnzy:

It means (very roughly translated) that the 'no censorship rule' is limited in cases concerning the protection of youth and personal honor.

I don't think I disputed this, like I already said, because I think it is obvious bullshit that banning video games is protecting youth or children from anything. A simple 18+ rating does that. Banning merely cripples the economic success of games and is thinly coated censorship in my opinion.

Don't get me wrong, Baal, I agree with you. Censorship is the worst way to deal with anything, even something that can be truly considered a problem to society.

All I'm arguing is your claim that the German constitution bans censorship, when it seems clear to me that that provision says it does no such thing.

#5 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

@mnzy said:

@Baal_Sagoth said:

@admanb said:

@Baal_Sagoth said:

@2HeadedNinja: More than enough fucking hypocrisy for a constitution that supposedly doesn't allow censorship at all. There's nothing do defend really

The German constitution? It has a significant provision that allows for censorship.

I'm not disputing the ability of governments to bend the core meaning of laws to their whim. I'm disputing the legitimacy and honesty of German media laws. I personally don't give a fuck about bureaucratic babbling when article 5 of the constitution states "Eine Zensur findet nicht statt" = There is no censorship. I know banning games is justified by "protecting" feeble minds from damaging media. I just disagree with that notion. You are free to love it of course.

(2) Diese Rechte finden ihre Schranken in den Vorschriften der allgemeinen Gesetze, den gesetzlichen Bestimmungen zum Schutze der Jugend und in dem Recht der persönlichen Ehre.

I don't speak German. Does this mean I'm right?

#6 Edited by admanb (225 posts) -

@Baal_Sagoth said:

@2HeadedNinja: More than enough fucking hypocrisy for a constitution that supposedly doesn't allow censorship at all. There's nothing do defend really

The German constitution? It has a significant provision that allows for censorship.

#7 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

I think it's hilarious that Atlus is celebrating 200k copies when stuff like Blops sells millions in one day. Kinda sad too. Oh well, good for Atlus.

If you think that's sad, compare the sales of Blops to the amount an oil company makes every day.

#8 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

@NissanSkyline said:

I can only hope for good ranking system so i can play without fucking noobs and whiners. Thats the main problem in original dota for me.

Well, you're an asshole.

but yes, good ranking and matchmaking is vital for playable MOBA games. DotA is a disaster, by necessity, but any game that tries to improve on the model needs to put work into it.

#9 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

@Khann said:

@Protonguy said:

@Khann said:

I foresee the term "rogue-like" having little meaning before long.

Because more and more roguelike games are being created? Kind of don't understand your comment.

No, because games will be less and less rogue-like but still claim they are rogue-likes, thus making the term completely diluted and useless.

While I agree that the term "rogue-like" has been diluted to the point where it basically means "has permadeath" I don't think this is a bad thing. The more bleed-through and the less separation we have of genres the more creativity we'll get.

#10 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

The Jeff Green wiki page is now one of the best things.