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#1 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

@ptys said:

Surely these headlines can remain part of your personal blog Patrick, wouldn't say it classifies as news.

It's a website, about video games.

#2 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

@rasrimra:The problem also from their point of view is that laws could change to much worse and to be retroactive.

If Google or Twitch could decide freely, of course they would allow everything that is interesting and would bring people and ad revenue. Now they have to balance that against ever growing threat of major legal actions. Enforcing copyright laws can be very profitable business, so fears and per-emptive actions are well justified.

@lordofultima said:

@charlie_victor_bravo said:

Oh no! Twitch which offers free service is taking action against illegal activities that could sink the whole company?!

Twitch is not to blame, nor is the Google. Blame rests on people who use the copyrighted material on Twitch's service and lobbying industry that guarantees strict laws and their enforcement. Until one of the two previously mentioned things are corrected, this will be faith of every popular site in the long run.

So someone playing Ice Climbers, or Mike Tyson's Punch-Out...they are to blame? On a website dedicated to streaming video games? lol

Yes, they rolled the dice and now they must face the music. The copyright law is a mess but the uploader is the one who is responsible and the site has no obligations to them (in this context).

And this is why stupid laws will continue to exist. Because folks like you say it's the law and that's it. THEY ROLLED THE DICE PLAYING PUNCH-OUT, LISTEN TO YOURSELF.

#3 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

Oh no! Twitch which offers free service is taking action against illegal activities that could sink the whole company?!

Twitch is not to blame, nor is the Google. Blame rests on people who use the copyrighted material on Twitch's service and lobbying industry that guarantees strict laws and their enforcement. Until one of the two previously mentioned things are corrected, this will be faith of every popular site in the long run.

So someone playing Ice Climbers, or Mike Tyson's Punch-Out...they are to blame? On a website dedicated to streaming video games? lol

#4 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

Great interview Patrick!

It's really interesting how this guy pretty much won without any tricks or deep strategic planning, everything about him was just pure preference. He's simply got the natural talent to beat the crap out of everyone else with his reflexes and skill.

I saw a lot of strategy in his top 8 run, so I'm not sure about your point. Street Fighter is not just relying on a natural talent and reflexes. In fact, most reflex is anticipating and not actual reflex.

#5 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

I find myself more and more perplexed by Dan as the weeks pass. I don't know what to think anymore. I don't know what world he emerged to this earth from, but I want to visit it. They don't have eggs or DMVs there.

Michigan doesn't have a DMV. We go to Secretary of State for that stuff.

#6 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

Right, and everyone's subjective definition of what is outside of bounds is different, a lot of people happen to believe whether the bug or exploit is within the code or put into the code by an outside device it's still cheating. The only way to make a fair comparison is if everyone plays by the same rules. If everyone is off doing their own thing because "in my opinion its not cheating" then there's no competition because everyone is playing some different modified new version in their own world. There's no half measure.

What we have here is a guy who designed his own game around tasks contained in the cart, got popular because the game was OoT, and got very very skilled at some weird player hack of a game with new rules. The article is leading with a foot that's implying this is somehow a feat connected with OoT, equating a 20 hour normal clear with flawed code that created an entirely separate game.

As someone who grew up in 8 and 16 bit eras, these types of articles are misleading fresh blood into believing taking advantage of glitched code is skill at the game. It's disrespectful to those who put effort into creating the extraordinary mechanics in some of these games that were meant to be used and not exploited. It's almost a form of plagiarism.

It is much easier to beat OoT in 20 hours, than it is 18 minutes.

#7 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

Hey, the hype intro/team select is up if you guys want to peep it again.

#8 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

@iamterics: Yeah there's so many games now, that especially with the low entrant older games, it can be tough to find time to fit them on stream. Still should be a great event. So many streams.

#9 Edited by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

Stream Schedule (all times are PDT)

It should be noted that Super Smash Bros. Melee Pools will probably be streamed on Team Spooky's twitch channel (Saturday 10am PDT), but it was omitted from the schedule because that isn't nailed down yet.

#10 Posted by lordofultima (6231 posts) -

@oginam said:

@patrickklepek I think Demon/Dark Souls' "veterans" are often times just frustrated by how the game is talked about. So, though you don't owe anyone an apology, I think it's pretty clear you understand the game by what you said above and I wish you the best of luck in Dark Souls 2.

Also, tell Jeff to quit being a baby and play Dark Souls. Just tell him it's basically a fighting game but you need to be more patient with your counters and movement...it's like Divekick, tell him it's like a more methodical Divekick - I think he'll understand that.

Fighting games and Dark Souls have a lot in common. Understanding the risk behind throwing unsafe moves out with a lot of recovery, analyzing player behavior to counter. You saying you need to be more patient with counters and movement in Dark Souls is selling a fighting game short, however.