Reminds me of how tons of Persona 4 fan videos and entire channels got taken down by someone who wasn't even the copyright claimant. It's absolutely insane how easy it is to shut down someone's livelihood at a whim on Youtube.
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Here let me run through things to help you.
Step 1: Do not be a Savage. Use the top right button on the website to view GB the way it is supposed to be, White text on Black/Grey background.
Step 2: Leave Game Spot as white.
Step 3: Rarely visit Gamespot.
Edit: I put on the white theme for GB for a second..OH GOD it was horrible.
It's still crazy to me that new GB defaults to the white background for all incoming users now. The black background is what kept this site from looking like every other site on the net (and it's much easier on the eyes, and I don't just mean that from an aesthetic perspective).
Not entirely sure how I feel about Peace Walker either. It's not a bad game, it just felt.. unnecessary?
The plot just kinda retreads all of MGS3 and smothers itself in fanservice in a number of impossible coincidences. And while the gameplay is perfectly passable, outside of the base building I feel like it's weaker than even MGS1 for all the concessions it had to make to fit on a PSP. The level and boss design in general was just pretty bland.
Not to say that I didn't enjoy my time with it, I just didn't feel like it added anything meaningful to the MGS universe.
For all the problems with Kotaku, I think they've got it right with the "yes" "no" system. There is no point value that will ever be meaningful to every audience ever.
GB's 5 star system only barely works because of its focus on the individual reviewer. I can't fathom how people find anything of value from sites that farm their reviews out to freelancers (or use freakin' decimals on their ten point systems). The number tied to a review is subject to so many layers of subjectivity (as well as the subjectivity of what the buyer wants out of a game) that it ceases to be meaningful for anyone.
The whole "moocher" narrative has been pretty darn destructive; never mind the fact that we have tons of full-time employees on food stamps simply because they aren't paid enough to afford basic necessities. It's rarely a case of people just being lazy. Increasingly severe income inequality over the last decade is not something just anyone can overcome.
Everyone needs to see this:
Basically the federal government can't reopen now until the GOP says so.
Came here to post this, shadiest shit I have seen in a long time. If you support the GOP after watching this, I'm so sorry.
Gerrymandering, Voter ID Laws, the complete dismantling of congress even long before their orchestrated shutdown and hostage situation; I've studied a lot of US history, and I don't think I've ever seen a party being so belligerently destructive to democracy.
I don't know how we can even dig ourselves out of this mess when a great number of these people could easily survive their next elections.
I remember buying the Orange Box for no other reason than to play Portal, I barely even knew what Half-Life 2 was at the time; I had thought it was some sort of multiplayer shooter like that Counterstrike I heard so much of back in the day. I kinda missed the boat on FPS's in general; Goldeneye being the only one I've really played beforehand.
After completing Portal, I figured I should probably try these other games that clung on to my Portal Box just to see what they were, and then I became an instant fan of Half-life. So good!
Every now and then I'll hop back into them, and I think they hold up. Good game design doesn't age, indeed. Heck, they still look a hell of a lot better than most shooters you'll see on the PS3 and 360, just from an artistic standpoint.
I had a class in highschool mistakenly without a teacher for several weeks. For some reason, there was a copy of the Super Mario Brothers movie on VHS in that room. My classmates thought it would be funny to ask each substitute to play that same movie over and over again across several days in a row. That was a soul crushing experience.
Looking back, I can see how some would.. "appreciate" that movie, though I still have to wonder how it all even happened in the first place. I know there's not much to work with as far as story, but there were Mario comics in Nintendo Power that you could have at least based a narrative around. What a weird thing.
This is potentially very huge, and them releasing it entirely for free will basically help safeguard their own future against competing, closed systems. Gabe and crew must have started production on this immediately after the reveal of Windows 8.
This is honestly a better scenario than almost every other possible option (outside of them just staying independent). Can you imagine if Capcom bought them? Or SE? or Konami? Sega is the most likely of these publishers to actually leave Atlus to their own business. If anything, this might help Sega become something better in the long run.
Though of course there's always the chance of something going terribly wrong with this, but for now I don't think there's a reason to panic.
There had better be someone at Sega already working on a goddamn Chie Satonaka racer for Sonic All Stars Racing though.
I'm still confused by the direction they're trying to take this console. I thought this was supposed to be just be a box that let you play Android games on a TV; not a new console trying to compete against every other console on the market.