GioVANNI's forum posts

#1 Posted by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

@visnes said:

Donations. Why not add donations?

I have no problem buying things that are good. But this just seems weird to me. The standard for those mods - that you pay for - will have to be of such quality that I wouldn't be able to distinguish them from official stuff.

But hey, this is capitalism at its finest. I won't be buying shit. But there are sure to be people who will.

Edit: Kinda shitty of Valve and Bethesda to take 75% of what they sell the mod for though.

Because then Valve wouldn't get a cut of the donation.

#2 Edited by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

@hayt said:

After all this talk that actual scene is the softest shit in the world. Point 5 of a second of 8 bit arse and an immediate reveal that no one is being hurt? Yeah far too much for an 18 year old to bear. Meanwhile 15 year olds can go rent Girl with a Dragon tattoo and enjoy an extended rape sequence and an extended revenge rape sequence.

Whatever.

Video games shouldn't have anything in them that tries to convey a message or set a tone because they're obviously toys and not works of art.

#3 Posted by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

I really want that mouse pad.

#4 Posted by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

Hopefully they ignore Jurassic Park II as well.

#5 Edited by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

Mass Effect 4 is just going to be another massive disappointment isn't it?

#6 Posted by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

@beb said:

Is the "MOBA-space" really competitive? I know that everyone and their grandma is trying to make a DOTA clone, but are any of them any good / successful (competitive)?

LoL and DOTA2 are at the top - is there anything that could be considered 'third place' or are all these games just fighting over scraps and doomed to die?

Smite seems to be the third place from what I've seen/heard. Heroes of Newerth also still regularly gets 50K players, which is bad relative to Dota and LoL but still good.

#7 Edited by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

@lalalandia said:

Honestly I find myself in two minds on this, one half regards the whole thing as a gross invasion of privacy dressed up in a trojan horse hashtag to drive prominent female voices out of gaming

Been following this mess since day zero. People aren't mad there woman making games, they just don't like what Zoe Quinn did. Argue about whether or not that information ever should have been made public, but it has been and it's OK for people to have opinions about it.

#8 Posted by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

Its simple: If you really care about the problems with "ethics in games journalism", help get rid of the harrsment campaign that is detracting from the message you want to get out. If this is really what concerns you, others are mudding up the message and making you all look like jerks.

For what it's worth, most people in the 4chan threads are decrying the harassment shit (like you said, it just muddies the water). It's hard to get rid of the people harassing when they're totally disconnected and are probably just trying to get a rise out of everyone.

#9 Posted by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

I am not a big fan of these runs, if he beat the whoooooole thing in 18 minutes (impossible I know) I'm interested but glitch runs just don't do it for me. I love skill based or running through games normally as fast as they can. Like during this past event I caught myself watching an hour of a Quake 100% speed run and was fascinated, or like the Funkdoc run of the original castlevania and just beat the shit out of it.

Using glitches to your advantage against AI I'm cool with, but a glitch to skip to the end doesn't really interest me.

That's why there are multiple different kinds of runs. This run is just the fastest.

You turn on the system, start the game and the fastest way you can beat the game (that we know of) is this run.

#10 Posted by GioVANNI (1314 posts) -

This really blows.