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#1 Posted by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

It is quite surprising that MS payed for the development of this game and given it no marketing whatsoever. Although, this scenario is certainty not unique, see Shadows of the Damned.

Wasn't D4 first announced back when Microsoft was still pushing the Kinect? It's unfortunate, but at this point they've basically swept everything Kinect-related under the rug.

#2 Edited by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -
@bicycle_repairman said:

@d_w said:

@spicyrichter said:

@pimblycharles said:

@conmulligan said:

@bicycle_repairman said:

Witch is already female so writing female witch just looks silly.

Actually, traditionally witch has been a gender-neutral term. In fact, plenty of men were burned at the stake for being witches. I'm not sure when the term began being applied almost exclusively to women, but I'm guessing Macbeth had a lot to do with it...

It's like most people assuming "duder" applies to men only. It's gender-neutral just like "witch."

I dunno man, Merriam-Webster states that witch is a gendered term: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witch

"Witch" is non-gendered according to Wiccan folks and they would probably know since they call themselves "Witches." (Also Duder Witch will now be my fan-parody game of Bullet Witch.)

Regardless, gender is actually a big theme of the Fantastic Witch Collective. Apparently it will touch on this sort of discussion.

No offence meant to the large GB Wicca community but in the whole discussion about the definition and origin of the word Witch, that wiccans like to call themself witches doesnt really matter that much. According to the demonic book of truth that is "wiki" hear these truths..: The word witch derives from Middle English wicche, Old English wicce (/ˈwɪttʃe/) (feminine) "witch" and wicca (/ˈwɪttʃɑ/) (masculine) "wizard".[1]

that would mean witch is female and wizard is the male counterpart. Also wicca didnt excist before 1900 unless you count the part that they are secretly demon servants that have ruled the earth for more than 100.000 years.

So to all the male giantbomb Wiccans if you really want to be old school and pure, from now on you have to call yourself a wizzard.

Also @conmulligan: I believe you now owe me a beer somehow. Make it a pint or one brewed by Belgium monks.

The source you're using is translating "wicce" and "wicca" as witch and wizard because these days we associate the word "witch" with femininity and "wizard" with masculinity. The Modern English word "wizard" does not come from "wicca" but the word "wīs," meaning "wise." During the various Inquisitions/witch trials, the word witch was applied to both men and women, although "wizard" was also used on occasion. Seriously, has nobody here read The Crucible?

#3 Edited by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

@hailinel: From my perspective a critics job is to inform people of somethings quality.

And from my perspective, Newtonian physics works perfectly.

A critic's job is not to tell you if a work of art is "good." It's to offer you perspective on a work. Unfortunately critics have been transformed into salesmen in the last few decades, because so many people lack the academic perspective which you denigrate.

#4 Posted by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

Have I ever stated how much I hate the art direction on DOTA 2 and Heroes of Newerth? I still feel like League of Legends is about 100 times more original.

Generic anime designs are original?

#5 Posted by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

You have to rescue a girl who's been kidnapped. It's totally the same game as Super Mario Bros.!

#6 Posted by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

@kalibr said:

How can no one pick up Vigil? They made good games that just didnt sell well.

didnt sell well.

#7 Posted by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

The "fan" rage was completely insane. Oh no, they changed Dante from a pretty-boy with white hair to a pretty-boy with black hair!? HOW DARE THEY!

DMC fans seem to think old Dante was some paragon of masculinity while new Dante looks too much like Justin Bieber. They forget that old Dante was actually pretty effeminate. Hell, in DMC3 he looked like he'd just stepped out of a bondage club.

#8 Posted by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

@HellBound said:

This is a joke.

First of all the CDC is a joke. They have a "Zombie Survival Guide". I mean really?

As a future scientist and researcher myself, in order to do good and ACTUAL research on this subject, they would have to spend years and years. Determining the developmental and mental affects something "violent" has on a person would take years. You would have to watch that person grow and develop. Not only are you straining ethics at that point, but also money.

The evidence is right in front of them. Millions of people play violent video games and movies. They have for years. The percentage of violent crimes based on that would show how it does not have an affect. The violent crimes that do happen can't necessarily be linked to violent media. Parental abuse is the biggest factor.

If someone can't tell the different from fake and reality, that is a mental issue. Research better ways to help the brain.

"I watched Django so killing White people who like Slaves must be good!" Am I doing it right?

Yeah, the institution that has overseen the elimination of some of the worst diseases in human history is a joke. Thanks for letting us know, internet scientist!

#9 Posted by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

Part of the fun of Pokemon was taking it everywhere and playing it with people. I suppose a console version would work if it had proper online functionality, but Nintendo just doesn't have the online infrastructure that other platforms have.

#10 Posted by Jokers_Wild (215 posts) -

This week's update is the first of 2013, and brings with it a lot of updates, the most important of which are the new hero, Medusa, as well as the new game type, All Mid.

For a look at Medusa's video, check out her official page: http://www.dota2.com/hero/Medusa

All Mid is exactly what it sound like. The sidelanes are disabled, everyone goes mid, and you can have the same heroes on each team. It's a typhoon of fun. A funsoon, if you will.

/http://blog.dota2.com/2013/01/happy-new-year/