charlie_victor_bravo's forum posts

#1 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

@conmulligan: You used it to prove a point, I did not throw sketchy looking on to the table.

When organization that defines itself as "The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet." gives data and provides no info how they came up with the statistics, you have to question if it is reliable.

#2 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

@conmulligan:

What was the information gathering method? How were the households chosen? How were they surveyed/ Where is the questionnaire?

The definition of gamer is the key part that determines how valid this info is. If you played game once, are you a gamer? Once a month? Twice a week?

#3 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

Why? Because the industry is still male dominated both in terms of audience and creators.

According to the ESA, the games audience breaks down along gender lines at 45% women, 55% men as of 2013. Saying that the majority of players are male — while technically still true — is no longer a valid excuse for the almost complete monopoly men have on representation.

Could you please inform why this study is valid and reliable? What is the definition of a gamer according to this study?

#4 Edited by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

Yes, this would be easy way to improve usability of the site.

#5 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

True citizens appreciate the movie and its mixture of satire and b-movie qualities. 3rd movie is pretty great in "so bad that it is good" way. Would you like to know more?

#6 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

@lordofultima: Yes they did. Are they going to prison? How much fines they have to pay? Oh, they got muted. They are using service that can do that if the service provider so desires. They agreed to this when they started to use the service or (/and) agreed to the term of services.

Law is the law and if you break it you roll the dice. And the whole point of my original post was that nothing is not going to stop this change in the internet unless the problem is fixed in it's root - which is the copyright law and system that controls and modifies it. You can bitch about Google, Twitch and services that replaces them, but the same problem will creep up (with greater strength) again and again unless the real issue is fixed.

People however tend to focus their attention on the surface issues, so this is not likely to ever change for the better.

#7 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

@rasrimra:The problem also from their point of view is that laws could change to much worse and to be retroactive.

If Google or Twitch could decide freely, of course they would allow everything that is interesting and would bring people and ad revenue. Now they have to balance that against ever growing threat of major legal actions. Enforcing copyright laws can be very profitable business, so fears and per-emptive actions are well justified.

@charlie_victor_bravo said:

Oh no! Twitch which offers free service is taking action against illegal activities that could sink the whole company?!

Twitch is not to blame, nor is the Google. Blame rests on people who use the copyrighted material on Twitch's service and lobbying industry that guarantees strict laws and their enforcement. Until one of the two previously mentioned things are corrected, this will be faith of every popular site in the long run.

So someone playing Ice Climbers, or Mike Tyson's Punch-Out...they are to blame? On a website dedicated to streaming video games? lol

Yes, they rolled the dice and now they must face the music. The copyright law is a mess but the uploader is the one who is responsible and the site has no obligations to them (in this context).

#8 Edited by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

Oh no! Twitch which offers free service is taking action against illegal activities that could sink the whole company?!

Twitch is not to blame, nor is the Google. Blame rests on people who use the copyrighted material on Twitch's service and lobbying industry that guarantees strict laws and their enforcement. Until one of the two previously mentioned things are corrected, this will be faith of every popular site in the long run.

#9 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

Final Fantasy 7. It just does not make sense at any level (bad translation did not help). But it is only rpg that I know that has snowboarding, making it the best rpg that exists.

Star Ocean 2 might be a good candidate but I can't remember anything from it other than it being a disappointing story wise.

#10 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (987 posts) -

@stonyman65:

Dude 1: "Hey Dude 2. I got this movie on a Blu-Ray. It is Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. I have not seen it yet - I hear it is very good. ...But is there lots of gore - since I plan to watch it with my niece...?"

Dude 2: "Nah, I have seen it. The woman at start who you think is the main characters dies in shower after like 15 minutes. In the end you see that motel keepers mom is just a corpse. So he was dressed as her the whole time and heard her voice only in his mind. "

Same with the games. And I believe stoodspoon did not ask what is the most efficient way of making the game as dull as possible ("2i am worried i will not be understand the mechanics?").