byterunner's forum posts

#1 Posted by byterunner (319 posts) -

@morelikelames: I'm mainly talking about the part where Jeff basically backs down from his position of taking down Hatred from Steam is dumb, because he heard some hearsay and rumor about one of the developers being a neo-nazi (which is ridiculous, and there is barely any credible evidence to that fact) and when confronted by people who believe that idea, Jeff was just like: "Wait yep, that's fucked up, never mind."

He switched his position on rumor and then started to complain that he said something that caused political outcry and got tweets from all sorts of people. I'm just like, dude, stick with your guns and stop complaining when you get shit on for it. It was just kinda lame to me.

#2 Posted by byterunner (319 posts) -

Hatred is kind of a meh game, its overtly edgy and I feel the issues with the game aren't the game itself, but the climate of the internet that its being released in. (Which is a bit depressing)

Also, Jeff's reaction to the situation is pretty lame, I kinda expected better from him

#3 Posted by byterunner (319 posts) -

Shovel Knight

Its a game that was able to do the Indie Pixel Art look without looking totally uninspired and actually feels likes it own entity and not a knockoff of game from 20 years ago.

#4 Posted by byterunner (319 posts) -

@dallas_raines said:

@theht: Yep, 'people' were complaining

Dude if you're going to imply that you see these people as less than human than you're really no better then them.

#5 Edited by byterunner (319 posts) -

My personal feelings on the situation.

A lot of actions that have happened in the past few weeks can be described in 12 Angry Men

#6 Posted by byterunner (319 posts) -

"Like many of us, I grew up playing all kind of games. More or less violent. And I'm still just a regular guy like millions of other gamers in the world. But what I observe these days are games, that used to be considered a rebellious medium, losing that factor and just trying to fit in the nice and sweet pop-culture."

Wow. The dev team behind this are even stupider and more childish than I thought. I'm actually shocked right now.

So because the devs view Video Game Culture in a different way then you, they're idiots?

#7 Posted by byterunner (319 posts) -

I'm going to be quite honest and say that I don't see the point of this statement. Sure its all feel goody and basically denounces any form of harassment, but in the end I don't think this is in any meaningful fashion useful.

All this said, and all you guys said on the Podcast is that Harassment is wrong and why would anyone do that and you shouldn't send death threats. Yes, I do believe that most people in the world know that they shouldn't actually send death threats, even those that send death threats. So other than stating what I feel is a total obvious sentiment, you denounce GG as a hate campaign and are solely responsible for all the death threats and harassment sent towards women, whether or not that is totally true, or if that could be a spin on media bias, that's another topic that I don't think there is a clear answer and we probably will never get one. Anyone that associates themselves with GG is associating with a hate campaign. The issue is that GG states that they are about Ethics in Video Games and they still hold that claim and have publicly denounced any hate campaign and harassment that women and others face. So if I wanted to talk about Ethics and bring up criticize that's like, "Yo guys, you doing this thing is maybe not the most ethical and maybe you should take a step back" I will be met with the idea that I'm some scum eating shitbag that wants all women to die. Its a frustrating situation, but this really does nothing.

You sit there, say that harassment is bad, and then saying that GG is bad, and any association with GG means I'm a bad person. So what is to discuss here. Nothing, other than, Good Job guys, you did it. You denounced those people I didn't like and said basically nothing. Cool.

Also this whole thing seems really reactionary from the MSNBC thing.

Honestly I don't know if I want to resub.

#8 Edited by byterunner (319 posts) -

I will say that Polygon's Video actually does a great job at explaining what Hatsune Miku is and why people really love her.

#9 Edited by byterunner (319 posts) -

@hailinel: That menu you saw was the health bars of the team members.

From what I've seen in the trailer and from what they've said, it seems very much like "Press X and something will happen contextually" it really seems that it will do nothing more than give the player the only option is to press one button and see pretty things.