matti00's forum posts

#1 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

@fram: Before I say this, yes WWE is the biggest problem in that ideal since they are the largest and most important wrestling company that should be better at dealing injuries.

But every other company smaller company is bad. The whole industry is bad at it. The whole idea from the smallest indie company to the biggest of companies has wrestlers thinking that they have to finish matches no matter what and that you always have to make the next town. Mostly because wrestling has never found to get past the TOUGH PERSON mentality and the concept of LOSING YOU SPOT.

CM Punk has his own example of finishing a match with a broken skull and then basically sleeping in a basement for a month.

The idea of a union pops up every so often, but I'm even sure how deep into the industry that would cover people. And basically if you wanted that to happen right now you would need John Cena to come out and make a big statement that he would never make.

Randomly popped in to this thread, not a big wrestling fan, but just wanted to offer that this is a lot like pro hockey players. They're famous for stupidly playing through injuries to their detriment.

I kind of get it in the final round of the playoffs where Patrice Bergeron played through a broken rib, torn cartilage and muscles, and a separated shoulder, but the belief that you have to play through everything or someone will take your spot is a real problem in the NHL. It's really bought concussions to the front of people's minds, as players will pretend they're fine when they're obviously not.

#2 Edited by matti00 (677 posts) -

Nintendo platforms are the only hardware with good first party exclusives. Halo, Killzone, God of War, Gears of War, whatevs. All so boring.

#3 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

Why is it okay for a website do dock a game's score because of a moral reason? Should it not be an addendum to the review only?

Legit question here, excluded from GG entirely, because this has been a debate for years. Why does it matter what score a game gets? Is the fact that you personally enjoyed it not enough?

Also, since reviews are by their nature subjective, isn't it a reviewers right to judge a game by whatever standards he/she wants? If you disagree with their standards, don't read their reviews - surely that's the rational response.

#4 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

Holding games to a higher standard is part of the maturation of the medium, and it's march to legitimacy (before all that got sidetracked with threats of violence). Yes that means discussions about gratuitous portrayals of women, depictions of violence, and whether it is acceptable.

The good news guys? Movies still get made that are big, dumb fun. There's room in the industry for games that cater to all types. Diversity doesn't mean less of your favourite type of game, it means more of all types of games, as we bring in a new, wider audience.

You can have Gone Home, and you can have Hatred, and even if you don't like one or the other, that doesn't diminish your enjoyment of other games.

#5 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

Great piece guys, I'm glad to see more major sites taking a stand on this. Your opinions do mean a whole lot.

#6 Edited by matti00 (677 posts) -

Hobbies are a good way to meet people. Join a club, learn a skill.

I took up some sport in the last year and met some really cool people. Even if you don't hang out outside of the activity, you're still getting a social fix.

#7 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

First off, I'm not having a kid or anything. I'm only 25 for christ sake.

WTF dude, I don't turn 25 until next week and I've got a one year old. We went with Ezra, but we might as well have pulled it out of thin air. There's no Jews in the UK, so very few people even know the name.

#8 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

Definitely one of the more interesting stories of the year. They had a design philosophy and stuck to it, but literally everyone hated it. Shame, I was really looking forward to a new SimCity.

#9 Edited by matti00 (677 posts) -

Haven't had a chance to play as many games this year, but I'm really liking these 3 for an end of year list.

  1. Bioshock Infinite
  2. Gone Home
  3. The Stanley Parable

There's been some other smaller games that I haven't had a chance to get to, and I really like AC4 but haven't finished it yet. A pretty good year, wish I could have gotten to more stuff.

#10 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

Whatever, I've got an 8-bit techno zebra and my dumb ass face, what more do I need?