• medacris posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/28/2014 on the General Discussion board.

    @yummylee: When you're playing with friends, yes. That's probably the only place trash talking should take place. Otherwise, with total strangers, it can get complicated. You don't really know them, ...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Why are there so many silent protagonists? on the General Discussion board.

    I think it's a mixture of player agency and another, totally opposite kind of gamer-- those who have no interest in the concept of a game having a story, either because they have no patience for it, ...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic I don't know what to think about this chick at my job. on the Off-Topic board.

    @ottoman673: I do a lot of similar things to the girl described in OP's post, but never when I'm actually flirting. People think I'm flirting when I'm not, and think I'm disinterested when I'm trying...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic OCD and mental health as it relates to gaming on the General Discussion board.

    @trueheresy: I can relate to a lot of your post, being both a Psych student and someone who has lived with depression for about ten years now. There are a lot of misconceptions about OCD, depression, ...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Yogscast's Kickstarter-funded game cancelled ($570k raised) on the General Discussion board.

    I like Yogscast, even though I've really only followed Simon and Lewis, and periodically Hannah and Sips. I'm not surprised, though. Between this and Dashcon, I've realized no amount of money and goo...

  • medacris posted a message on the post Rapier Wit.

    I'd also add Steve from Dark Cloud, who was a talking slingshot for Xiao the catgirl. I remember hearing that the sequel (which I never got around to playing) also had a Steve, albeit appearing as a ...

  • Question medacris created a forum topic When relatives try to convince you to give up gaming. on the General Discussion board.
  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Spoilers! *shudders* on the General Discussion board.

    Spoilers for me depend on what's being spoiled, how big of a spoiler it is, and how that reveal effects the game.For example, I've intentionally spoiled films and games for myself, specifically thing...

  • medacris posted a message on the post Grim Fandango Update Also Coming to PC, Mac, Linux.

    In some respects, this is how I see console competition:Group 1: PC/Mac/Linux ("computer group")Group 2: PS4/XBOX ONE/Wii U ("living room group")Group 3: PS Vita/3DS ("handheld gaming-exclusive device...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic What genres of music do you like? Current or older? on the Off-Topic board.

    I'll give anything a shot. Doesn't matter if I'm totally unfamiliar with the artist, if the song's not in my native language, if it's new or just new to me, or even if I'm unfamiliar with the entire g...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Delete: Grinding. on the Delete & Combine Requests board.

    @geraltitude: (Is there an entry on the Turtling page for FPS'es, too?) Another vote to keep and rework it, just explaining the behavior in general (maybe based on genre, not citing specific examples)...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Settle my fight! Ketchup or Mayo? on the Off-Topic board.

    Both. Combine them to make French/Russian dressing.

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic The Problem With Egoraptor on the General Discussion board.

    @rollingzeppelin: He's a fantastic animator (self-taught, even), been making gaming-related stuff for years, prior to YouTube and a lot of gaming websites even being a thing. And I think you should re...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Using the word "they" as a singular gender-neutral pronoun on the Off-Topic board.

    @hawkerace: What about non-binary people, or people who see themselves as neither male nor female?I use 'they' as gender-neutral, either for people outside the binary, or when I don't know. I believe...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Welcome to Jason and Dan on the General Discussion board.

    Wait, who/what happened? I missed this info.

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 06/27/2014 on the General Discussion board.

    @joshwent @brodehouse: I think it depends on the woman. I've never been turned off by action movie-type titles in gaming or film, and I don't know any guys who are turned off by artsy indie game title...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Crazy for buying a Macbook Pro and Gaming PC creating the ultimate programming setup for uni? on the PC board.

    I just have my MacBook Pro Air, because I'm not a huge specs person, and it can run a good 85-90% of the games I want, anyways. I don't really desire a souped-up gaming engine, or a second computer.

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Coming to Grips with Differing Opinions on the Off-Topic board.

    I think political correctness doesn't mean critique and disagreement are banned, just that people are judged by the content of their post, and not discouraged from talking because they're from a certa...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Do you have physically abusive Parents? on the Off-Topic board.

    @aetheldod: Abusive parents aren't always alcoholics or drug abusers, nor is it always retaliation for anything the child did. I've done as my parents wished all my life, got good grades, didn't get ...

  • medacris posted a message in the forum topic Are intentional glitches considered cheating? on the General Discussion board.

    It's a bit exploitative, but I suppose as long as it's not game-breaking, it's fine.For example, in Steam Train's LP of Skyrim, they did a speedrun using a glitch that let them teleport through walls...