arch4non's forum posts

#1 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

So, what is everyone going to call the original Xbox now?

#2 Edited by arch4non (443 posts) -

You're next Kotick.

#3 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

@baltimore said:

For example, they could give her a mini skirt with leggings.

Then people would have cried about sexism for a whole other reason.

#4 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

@mellotronrules: That would have been a creative workaround, but I don't think Nintendo would want to mess with her character design in a core Mario game.

#5 Edited by arch4non (443 posts) -

Oh boy, where to start. Overall the video was pretty decent, it had some good information and wasn't hurr durr die cis scum.

What I didn't like was how she bent the truth in order to fit it into her own agenda. At 9:30 she describes how Peach was replaced with Toad in New Super Mario Wii in order to put her back into her place as a damsel in distress. This is only half true. Peach was replaced, but the reason for doing so was because her dress would have been too difficult to animate.

#6 Edited by arch4non (443 posts) -

I built my PC last year with a budget of $600. Though, I did salvage my HDD, mouse, keyboard, and DVD drive from my old PC. It was the second PC I've ever built and I think I did quite well, I can play most games at 50-60fps at 1080p on high settings.

The best thing you can do is just read. What I did was lurk on places like /r/buildapc while spending about two weeks on pcpartpicker assembling different builds, I tried to get every last cent out of my budget without going over. It was actually very fun assembling so many different combinations of PC hardware, I learned a lot while doing so. I think buying a pre-made PC not only costs you a lot more, but it actually takes a lot of the joy out of owning a PC.

#7 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

Sound in general is good enough as it is. What needs innovation is dynamic voice acting.

You'll hear game reviewers gushing over sound in video games when NPC's start changing their speech mid-sentence depending on what they're doing, when things like running and jumping effect what they're saying.

#8 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

I'd say a PC budget should be around $700-$1600. If you aren't spending at least $700 when building a completely new system then it's not really worth it and you should just wait a little longer until you have enough. Once you have enough you can pick out parts with surgical precision for your exact price point. If it's over $1500 then you're probably throwing money away and not being very cost-effective.

#9 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

I really like the new layout, it's much slicker.

The input field for posts and comments is also less frustrating to use. It makes me not want to avoid the forum anymore. Though, a plaintext input field would still be nice.

#10 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

I'm only offended when there are boobs featured prominently in the thumbnail yet they only make up a few seconds of the video.

That's the real issue at hand.