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#1 Posted by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

@alexandersheen: To be fair, I think a more apt comparison would be judging everyone who likes Adam Sandler because of Grown Ups.

I will never understand anyone that calls out games like this for being creepy and gross, than gives a free pass to games where you pop enemies' heads like zits and bathe in gallons of blood.

I don't particularly care about sex in video games, the issue I take with the anime variety of it in particular is just how young the girls are/look like. While not without exception, of course, violence in video games generally isn't targeted at children either.

#2 Edited by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

@bushpusherr said:

This looks completely repellent to me. Anytime an anime game appears on this site, and Jeff throws on his (humorous) creepy pedophile voice and jokingly goes for upskirts, there's always a torrent of people complaining about how unfair he is being. Then, I see a trailer like this where there is literally a 15 second block solely devoted to jiggling cartoon tits and ass. I mean, what the fuck.

Still going on about the Diva f quick look or what? Drawing similarities between that and Senran Kagura is a disservice to both, this is as brazen and dumb as fanservice gets. The characters aren't as one-dimensional as you might think but no one's making excuses.

It's been more than just the Hatsune Miku quick look. And describing this as fan service is exactly my point...what does that say about how they view their fans? "We're giving these creepy dudes exactly what they want: super young looking girls with exaggerated proportions and outfits that expose them." I wasn't meaning to say that Project Diva F is equivalent or similar to this, just that it makes Jeff's depiction of "creepy dude looking for naked cartoon pussy" seem like much less of a straw man.

#3 Edited by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

This looks completely repellent to me. Anytime an anime game appears on this site, and Jeff throws on his (humorous) creepy pedophile voice and jokingly goes for upskirts, there's always a torrent of people complaining about how unfair he is being. Then, I see a trailer like this where there is literally a 15 second block solely devoted to jiggling cartoon tits and ass. I mean, what the fuck.

#4 Posted by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

@cptbedlam said:

@spraynardtatum: Are you living in bizarro world? Zenimax is the bully here. And it's not the first time either. That company is scum.

They're both being babies.

What the hell is the "high road" here, and how is Oculus being a baby in this situation? This isn't just a verbal beef that they can "be the bigger man" and walk away from...they are being fucking sued. It's not something they can ignore.

#5 Edited by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

@bushpusherr said:

I wouldn't immediately jump to conclusions and assume he's hacking because hes a high level. Having bought the PS3 version when it came out, and getting the platinum in it, when the PC version came out I knew exactly what I was doing and was able to pretty much fly through the game, S-Ranking it as well. I wouldn't necessarily assume foul play unless he had infinite health or something crazy.

Yeah, and 170,000 souls really isn't much at all if you're just fooling around in your first playthrough completing things before moving to NG+. My only confusion is, assuming this works like Dark Souls 1, that this person was able to invade you at all. In DS1 you could only invade hosts that were 10% under your level or infinitely higher than your level. I see some people here mentioning he might have had 'x' number of souls on him; is that a factor in this game? In DS1 I'm pretty sure it just was like 1/2 the amount of souls it would have taken the invader to level.

Anyways, at like level 300 it starts taking roughly 300,000 to level, so if the souls you get is determined the same way it was in DS1 then this guy was indeed super high-leveled, and him being able to connect to you would make me think he was cheating in some way. I guess he could have been exploiting the soul memory system in some way. I'm still real unsure how all that factors in, aside from NG+(+)ers getting grouped together.

I'm not sure how it all works, but I'm pretty sure it is a combination of your soul level and soul memory. I'm not sure if we have any developers on record laying out the exact process, but I haven't really researched it all that hard either.

And are we sure that the souls you get from invasions/invaders are linked to the souls it would take you to level? I had always just assumed that the winner got the amount of souls the other person was currently carrying.

#6 Edited by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

I wouldn't immediately jump to conclusions and assume he's hacking because hes a high level. Having bought the PS3 version when it came out, and getting the platinum in it, when the PC version came out I knew exactly what I was doing and was able to pretty much fly through the game, S-Ranking it as well. I wouldn't necessarily assume foul play unless he had infinite health or something crazy.

#7 Posted by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

I can't hear "golden week" without immediately hearing Vinny and Jeff's Mr. Morooka impressions in my head.

#8 Posted by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

I love the site, it's my primary source of entertainment; I've been subscribing for years and will continue to do so. I'm really impressed with what they have been able to do with the size of the staff that they have, especially with the turmoil of events that led to it being as small as it is. All we see is the surface, and getting a little peek into the process (like when they did that "Behind the scenes of TNT" video) only serves to illuminate how much is going on in the background that we never see.

The possibility of new hires is really exciting and something I look forward to, but I have no dissatisfaction at this time with the proposition currently on offer (payed or otherwise). Keep on keeping on gentlemen, I love what you do.

#9 Posted by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

@clarkj1981 said:

You have either confused Hitchens with someone else, or just don't know what you're talking about. He's not a scientist. He was a journalist, critic, author, and PROLIFIC student of philosophy. His opinions on the subject are beyond cogent. He was one of the greatest commentators on the subject in the last 25 years. Anyone who says his opinions on the subject "can be ignored" should--themselves--be ignored.

I'm not sure you're aware of how many brilliant minds have been ignoring or laughing at Hitchens baffling drivel for years.

His detractors are well known and legion when it comes to his positions on Iraq and other manners of politics, but I've not seen anything like a coherent disassembly of his philosophical arguments, specifically regarding religion. You can use hyperbolic statements like "baffling drivel" and impotently claim that "brilliant minds" (without naming them) have been ignoring him, however you've provided nothing of substance to support your claim that he "can't stand up to Freshman basics philosophy."

#10 Posted by bushpusherr (760 posts) -

I'm as big a fan of Hitchens as the next guy, but you can go ahead and ignore him for this discussion. He was a writer and a journalist (and damn good at both), but he was absolutely not a scientist, and he was quick to say so. The most he spoke about the subject was regurgitating the core positions and slinging referrals to actual scientists.

I do think it is important to understand the landscape of this debate and why it becomes so toxic (at least from the scientific viewpoint). Evolutionary biologists and science educators are essentially being told that they are liars, that their entire life's work is a lie or a farce, and that intellectually their position is on equal footing with a collection of ideas totally divorced from what we actually observe about the universe. To paraphrase a comparison you'll likely read more than once in the literature for this debate: it's as if you were a chemist and you were told that your ideas were just as valid as alchemy, that astrology was just as valid as astronomy, or that it was equally valid to believe that the earth is the center of the universe instead of being a minor planet orbiting the sun of a cosmically insignificant solar system. You can see why people would get angry when confronted with such unreasonable and unwarranted dissent, especially educators.

Literature:

The Magic Of Reality

The Greatest Show On Earth

Why Evolution is True