D_W's forum posts

#1 Posted by D_W (1124 posts) -

I'm so excited for this game. I knew they were picked up by a publisher. I love that the team behind the game decided on the company's name being "One True Game."

#4 Edited by D_W (1124 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

Instantly reminded me of http://www.jocchan.com/stuff/IGeNerator/

3rd result I got from was: "What Gears of War could learn from Gears of War."

I also got: "How bananas could increase Cave Story's popularity."

Now there is an article I would read.'

Ok one more: "Should Dark Souls be a dancing game?"

Yes.

OH this one is too good: "Plants vs. Zombies meets casual games in the new Smash Bros sequel."

#5 Posted by D_W (1124 posts) -

I throw in another vote for Altered Beast, because video games.

#6 Posted by D_W (1124 posts) -

@DarthOrange: Bah.

Talk about a fucking snipe. It wasn't yesterday. They were nearly 1000 bucks behind Skullgirls yesterday.

@Zebracal: No, Of course not yet. The tournament is still months away. You could guess that all the top players will be there along with some new blood.

#7 Posted by D_W (1124 posts) -

@mandude said:

@D_W said:

@mandude said:

@D_W said:

No it's not news, and no there isn't a difference between a mobile game and a big budget AAA title just like there's no difference between a novella and novel. Both can be equally shallow and both can be equally amazing. Disregarding someone because they only play on a certain platform or don't play a certain type of game is disregarding someone because they've never been exposed to a band you like.

They generally go for entirely different things, though. Those kinds of games aim purely to amuse and rarely (never?) anything else, whereas gaming as we know it has long since evolved beyond that.

It makes as much sense as comparing a cinema movie to a YouTube video of someone falling and hurting their groin. Sure, they were both captured on camera, but there is a vast sea of disconnect when it comes to what they actually are at their core.

I don't about that. A big budget Hollywood comedy would have someone getting kicked in the balls and it would be the same quality of humor as home movie of someone getting kicked in the balls. When it comes to Youtube, it an interesting example because of the wide variety and quality of stuff on there. There are people making their living off their videos, there are people that use it to bootleg old TV shows, there are people that throw their home movies up there so they can share it with their family, and so many other uses.

Point is you can't qualify an experience based on the medium of delivery. Especially since experiences are entirely subjective and different for each person. There is no illegitimate experience. If someone really enjoy classic literature it doesn't make them a better fan of literature then someone who enjoys reading Doctor Who fan fiction. It's all just different tastes.

I'm not saying that any experience is illegitimate or that it may be lesser than another experience. My point is that you can't reconcile two experiences based on the fact that the medium is the same, much in the same way you wouldn't recommend fiction books to someone who has only ever read textbooks, simply because you know they read "books".

These are all technically "games" as it were, but it can't be denied that there is a vast difference. The people that play Facebook games are going to be generally different to the people that play console and PC games. The study is stupid, because it doesn't recognise this difference, and it identifies them as all the same. This makes it useless to people coming specifically from one group or another (most people).

So then, we agree that this is not news?

#8 Posted by D_W (1124 posts) -

@mandude said:

@D_W said:

No it's not news, and no there isn't a difference between a mobile game and a big budget AAA title just like there's no difference between a novella and novel. Both can be equally shallow and both can be equally amazing. Disregarding someone because they only play on a certain platform or don't play a certain type of game is disregarding someone because they've never been exposed to a band you like.

They generally go for entirely different things, though. Those kinds of games aim purely to amuse and rarely (never?) anything else, whereas gaming as we know it has long since evolved beyond that.

It makes as much sense as comparing a cinema movie to a YouTube video of someone falling and hurting their groin. Sure, they were both captured on camera, but there is a vast sea of disconnect when it comes to what they actually are at their core.

I don't about that. A big budget Hollywood comedy would have someone getting kicked in the balls and it would be the same quality of humor as home movie of someone getting kicked in the balls. When it comes to Youtube, it an interesting example because of the wide variety and quality of stuff on there. There are people making their living off their videos, there are people that use it to bootleg old TV shows, there are people that throw their home movies up there so they can share it with their family, and so many other uses.

Point is you can't qualify an experience based on the medium of delivery. Especially since experiences are entirely subjective and different for each person. There is no illegitimate experience. If someone really enjoy classic literature it doesn't make them a better fan of literature then someone who enjoys reading Doctor Who fan fiction. It's all just different tastes.

#9 Posted by D_W (1124 posts) -

No it's not news, and no there isn't a difference between a mobile game and a big budget AAA title just like there's no difference between a novella and novel. Both can be equally shallow and both can be equally amazing. Disregarding someone because they only play on a certain platform or don't play a certain type of game is disregarding someone because they've never been exposed to a band you like.

#10 Posted by D_W (1124 posts) -

I'm sure many you remember what fun was had during last years EVO Stream when Dave decided to throw it up with the chat. It exposed a lot of the GB community to hype that is competitive fighting games and it was great answering questions and cheering along with the community. I hope it happens again this year.

There's an interesting addition to this year's EVO. Due to the wild saturation of legitimately competitive fighting games this year the organizers of EVO are holding a donation drive for people to vote on what the 8th game should be on the main stage.

Currently the 7 games to absolutely appear on the main stage are:

There are 17 other games in the running to take the 8th slot. You vote by donating at least 5 dollars (US) to charity supporting breast cancer research. Voting is currently going, and more information and the links for voting can be found here: SRK News Article

Now though I've said there are 17 games, there are really only 3 in the running. Those are:

Now I'm completely bias here, but a vote for Skullgirls is a vote supporting indie developers. Here's a game that was designed for competitive players by competitive player, but got a bit lost under all the bigger releases, unfortunate console red tape, and issues with touch of death combos. Having it appear as an official game at EVO will hopefully showcase just how fun the game is to play and watch. It would be wonderful to see Lab Zero be able to bounce back and their game reach it's potential.

Which ever you vote for, I hope that you check out the drive in some way and watch EVO when it's happening later this year.

(Yes it totally sucks you can't vote for Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire, but thems the breaks.)