EXTomar's forum posts

#1 Edited by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

I believe the issue is more that cultural attitudes about gender and sex promote this kind of thing. Make sex a stressful mystery that only "the beautiful manly man" can do and it is no wonder some nerdy guy would rather not bother, retreat the basement, and do it himself. Games and porn don't harass or reject him. And also, this ignores what "damage" it is doing to girls who can fall into a "Madonna Whole" cycle getting mixed messages about staying pure and being evil for tempting men.

And another thing, what is wrong with nerdy guys going nuts on porn? If they aren't bothering anyone, who really cares?

#2 Edited by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

This seems to sound like the same complaint about Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game on the whole is awesome, one of the best of the era, but the boss fights were weak if not broken. For games like this I always wonder if they should have never tried to build the game around the concept of "boss fights" where missions just unfold as the player complete objectives instead.

Having written that, if they feel compelled to have a boss fight they should have done them like the Zsasz fight where you have the tools to defeat them so use them. For other fights I would have have just as been happy showing a CG sequence instead.

And I loved the combat scenarios in both Batman: AA and Batman: AC. Fun on a bun brawling!

#3 Edited by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

That old school Bubblegum Crisis!

#4 Posted by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

That reminds me, why is Joker even in a Suicide Squad movie? I'm not much of a comic book expert but I am pretty sure Joker had little to nothing to do with it. Why not make make Leto do Captain Boomerang?

#5 Edited by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

This is a case of "trying too hard". They might as well tattoo "Look how crazy I am since I'm The Joker!" on his forehead instead.

Part of the lure of The Joker is that he looks odd and clown so characters and reader/viewer aren't sure if he is "really insane" or if it is an act. Writing it all over your body kinds of ignores that.

ps. It should be noted that the best of Fast and Furious is when it abandoned the "I'm so serious street racing" stuff which was the issue with Fast and Furious 1. And it appears that is going to be the issue with DC movies going so serious and dark and gritty.

#6 Posted by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

There are a lot of studies that shows games, especially ones based upon a direct competitive component, makes the player aggressive. Kids (and adults) who don't know how to control their aggression behave poorly including being rude and crude which means bad behavior like sexism come out.

#7 Posted by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

Different strokes for different....wait you played through it twice and then decided it wasn't very good? And what is with people falling for the hype?

#8 Edited by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

I don't get that complaint either. That is as silly as saying Microsoft hurts game developers who release on XBox One.

#9 Posted by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

Doesn't Valve make about 30% from the sales of other people's games through Steam (or thereabouts?)

I dont necessarily think it's 'greedy' of EA to want to try and circumvent that payment through their own platform, even if said platform is a bag of crap, that I don't want.

That said, EA don't generally make games that I'm interesting in buying, so it isn't much of an issue for me.

But the trick with Origin is that EA takes 100% of the sale for EA games. Given how many "other games" on Origin I would call it "greedy" but the reason is clearly money.

Blizzard also has a platform where they sell Blizzard games but they don't pretend to be anything but a store front for Blizzard games. Maybe this is what EA needs to do instead of trying market it like they aren't.

#10 Edited by EXTomar (5029 posts) -

I don't know if it is a problem with EA's customer service but that Origin itself where I do not doubt Steam has worse CS but Origin has a number of issues that Steam seem to never have.