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#1 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

Every once in a while, I'll go back to this and the Remembering Ryan podcast. It'll make me sad, sure, but it'll also remind me of how great the man was and how much he meant to anyone who had every had the pleasure of being entertained by him.

Then I like to go and read, listen, and watch whatever he put together. I feel a lot better laughing with him.

#2 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

I am so sad right now. Ryan and the crew got me back into games. Listening to the Bombcast, you felt like you were in the room with friends. Goodbye, my friend.

#3 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

For me, it's been plagued with issues. It lags constantly, the sound cuts out, the video goes to chop- but it's so good I keep playing.

#4 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

So, the 3DS... I'll admit to ridiculing it in its infancy. I still feel bad about what happened to Iwata (I really do). I chose to buy the VIta over it last year. That said, I feel like there's a lesson in there that I am always forgetting. That lesson is this: Don't buy any sort of gaming-purposed device in its first or even second year. It just doesn't go as well as it used to.

Video games' Big 3 seems to have a rather short-sighted habit of putting carts before horses with console launches. We get video after video of graphical and hardware capabilities, tech demos and the like. What we don't really get however, is games. We get just enough of an enticement to settle for the promise of something coming out within a year or two's time. Now, if I may enjoy my tapioca for a moment, it wasn't always this way.

I fondly remember, just in the recent years, consoles like the Xbox, Dreamcast and N64 ensuring there was something of a killer-app at launch ready to be played by anyone dedicated enough to make their game machine a day 1 purchase. Fond memories there, but I digress.

So here we are again, another year, another tax refund. I usually try to avoid getting too many singular items, but I try to afford myself one "toy". I think this year it's going to be the 3DS. I have a few reasons, chief among them being Fire Emblem: Awakening.

I am pleased to say that it seems to excel at one of the things I initially derided the 3DS for: Its 3D aspects. It's the first 3DS game I've tried that doesn't give me that weird, woozy, cross-eyed feeling. In terms of gameplay and faithfulness to the source? It's Fire Emblem. Even all dressed up, it's still got the same heart. I'm sold.

Which takes my mind over to my Vita. Recently, I've been able to keep it free from dust by making a japanese account. I wish the process were less frustrating and destructive. I formatted my card, I backed everything up, but ended up losing my PSP game saves. I'm still sad about that. I overlooked one tiny detail and lost hours of game progress. Ugh. Another topic- if I buy your product, why do you have to grip to the reins so tightly, still? Vut the umbilical cord. Let me cross over into your japanese product line. Let me find more ways to keep my Vita out of its case.

Anyway, I think after this round of consoles, I'm gonna go PC it up. I like mods and freedom. I can't stand this pay to play, exclusionary bullshit that I go through with a console. Remember the days when you'd get to pop in a game and play it without a fucking incomprehensible EULA? Or Preorder DLC? Ugh, I'm bitter now.

Yay! FIre Emblem is back!

Fin.

#5 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

@Missacre said:

@Captainlunchbox said:

@Missacre: "White knight brigade." "Feminist-run world"

See, you're dehumanizing the people affected by stuff like this. No, I'm not talking about the statue, but rather the rampant stupidity. It's really just a lot of men in the industry being totally inconsiderate. It's almost this fratboy mentality and it's kind of embarrassing. It isn't just another internet flamewar. It isn't restricted to a thread or an article. It's very real and it sucks.

People affected? If there's a group of people whose lives were destroyed just by looking at this statue, then they have a fucked-up sense of priority. The games industry still has your so-called "fratboy mentality because the majority of people who play games are still males. It's not gonna change overnight just because a few females suddenly decided that they want to play games and then they decided that they want the industry to change to specifically suit their "needs." Like it or not, it's not gonna change anytime soon.

How does it suck exactly? Is it affecting your life in some way? To tell you the truth, it's affecting no one, this is a perfect example of a "first-world problem.' It's nothing more, nothing less. I mean, come on, people are complaining about a statue and calling it sexist, when actual oppressed women in the third world laugh at our ignorance. This is yet another reason the rest of the world hates us, and frankly, I'm starting to agree with them. We make mountains out of molehills like this. THAT'S what's embarrassing.

It sucks because, I dunno man, call it "empathy." I have that, and that's why I think the state of things needs to change. Fuck status quo. Just because something is a certain way doesn't make it right, which is what you seem to try and justify here. And it's not just females wanting to game- it's also the sexism perpetrated against those who are in the industry. I'm not going to contribute to the "It's a boy's club" circlejerk. So I guess I'm just saying "have a little empathy." Just because something doesn't hit you directly doesn't mean it doesn't affect someone else.

#6 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

@Missacre: "White knight brigade." "Feminist-run world"

See, you're dehumanizing the people affected by stuff like this. No, I'm not talking about the statue, but rather the rampant stupidity. It's really just a lot of men in the industry being totally inconsiderate. It's almost this fratboy mentality and it's kind of embarrassing. It isn't just another internet flamewar. It isn't restricted to a thread or an article. It's very real and it sucks.

#7 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

I feel like I'm the only one not surprised that something like this would come from the creators of Dead Island. Just a couple years back, they gave us a surprisingly emotional look at their game, only to give us an end product that was completely misrepresented. So here they are again, apparently... attempting to get that necrophiliac dollar. I don't think it was purposefully misogynistic, just really, really fucking stupid-and yet another round of ammo against people who play videogames as a hobby. That last part is something that I think Patrick attempts to point out, not in a sort of "THIS SHIT MAKES US ALL LOOK BAD" kind of way but rather "Don't be this" example.

Does it get too much attention from him? Who is really to say? I'm a paying member, and I, for one, am glad to see some conscientious pieces done every now and again. The people who complain about it are probably just really fucking uncomfortable or ashamed. Whatever. Find another site.

#8 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

@haggis: Haha, that's how mine are (Assault gets yellow on black, Support is pure red, Heavy is olive green, Sniper is flat tan, Squaddies get yellow and green ) and I was thinking "I bet someone would make fun of me doing this until they played with the build."

#9 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

Thanks for the videos, this looks incredible. I wasn't seriously considering a 3DS until seeing these. And that box art. Man.

#10 Posted by Captainlunchbox (438 posts) -

@DeathbyYeti: I really can't stand the trend of unnecessary video game sub titling. If it were the second entry in the series, I could understand, but this is rarely ever the case. "Injustice" would have been just fine.