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#1 Posted by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

After hearing Jeff and others describe the issues of that pebble-thing, I can't imagine paying whatever mark-up the wrist band adds for the watch.

But I also don't like wearing a watch, so I am probably not the market for this under any circumstances.

#2 Posted by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

I would debate your use of "empathize" (instead of sympathize) in the colorblind section. Empathize implies you share the feelings in some way. If you've experienced vision issues while trying to play a game, that might work; but your piece doesn't imply that.

Granted, there are too many who have started using empathize in place of sympathize because people started equating sympathy with pity (which is also annoying). I hate this because I feel it cheapens all words involved.

Oh well--shouting out loud when no one cares, and so forth.

#3 Posted by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

I felt similarly to the character in the infamous games. When I tried to play the first game, I made just choices like I always had, and my growing hate for that character prevented me from getting more than an hour into that game. When I later tried the downloadable vampire version, I played as a vengence-seeker being consumed by the blood-lust--and I enjoyed every moment. Turns out he wasn't such a bad character--he was just a terrible hero. Make him a dick and the scratchy, WB-actor voice no longer becomes grating but perfect casting.

Now at some point I'll go back and give 1 another try (or maybe go straight to 2), but the character I control will be a monster.

#4 Posted by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

@joshwent said:

This is a really weird structure for a news article. Like Patrick kept interrupting himself while he was trying to write.

Just trying some stuff out. I really like the approach Vox has taken with some of its stories -- finding a way to communicate everything really early, and then trying to contextualize extraneous information using headers that prepare the reader for the information that's ahead.

I enjoyed the structure but in future, I'd like a picture of Alex Navarro (with his best, put-off look) next to the questions--regardless of whether he actually contributed any content to the article.

While reading the article, I automatically imagined Alex's voice asking the questions and it made me smile.

#5 Edited by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

@yakov456 said:

Whatever happened to the freedom to create what you want. If this is what Nintendo created and they are fine with it then so be it. Don't buy it and go create your own game.

That freedom is there--it's happening. There is also a process of criticsm and in this modern world, forum discussions are a part of that--even before the final product exists. If this is what people want to post about, then so be it. Don't read it and go create your own thread........... too bitchy?

#6 Edited by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

Just to add a bit more to the dictionary discussion, homophobic does need intent to be determined, but if we want to discuss whether Nintendos work in this case is prejudice--intentionally or not--it is very easy to do.

Since prejudice is merely pre-judging a situation before you have all information, intent is not required.

And based on the discussion, there are many who feel Nintendo has made judgments that seem naive and ignorant.

#7 Posted by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

Most used games I get at this point are old xbox games (only old console I still have) that I never got around to--I get random urges to go check out some of that stuff I never got around to initially.

#8 Edited by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

@laivasse: Ian McKellen isn't a method actor--he's theater trained. Method acting refers to those who refuse to "break" character when the director calls "Cut." Daniel Day Lewis does count, not because McKellen is less skilled (when I first saw him in Apt Pupil, I assumed he was a crusty, old German dude--how little I knew) but because Lewis is the type of actor who lives the way his character lives--if I remember correctly he spent the entire shoot of Last of the Mohicans (sic) living in a teepee he'd built himself.

At the end of the day, method is just a tool actors can use. Ultimately, if you can tell if an actor is method or not by his performance, his performance probably isn't very good.

#9 Posted by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

@Chrjz: Those are my two as well.

#10 Posted by FifiChiaPet (42 posts) -

Eternal Darkness is the oldest one currently coming to mind. I did get a hold of a copy a couple months ago, so there's actually a chance it will happen.

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