Metal_Mills's forum posts

#1 Edited by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

@jesus_phish said:

@metal_mills said:

@totalbiscuit said:

@thatpinguino: nothing small about Giant Bomb.

I've had a great deal to say in this subject. I've condemned harassment since Day 1, saw some crazy shit go down on Reddit when I posted something on Twitlonger appealing for calm (33,000 comments all deleted), got shouted at by various indie devs for suggesting that Ms Quinns alleged DMCA takedown was not cool (DMCAs have threatened my livelihood several times, it's a sore spot) and then over the course of 3 months have apparently been called every name in the book from a misogynist with a "longstanding axe to grind with minorities" to literally "Hitler", without a hint of irony. In the meantime, I've been trying to discuss issues with games media and how we can all do things better for our viewers, which included interviewing Stephen Totilo from Kotaku to give him a neutral forum on which to answer allegations leveled at his staff and site and Rhianna Pratchett on the subject of how to write diverse characters and improve gender representation in games narrative. Recently I worked with Wolfire Games to produce an open letter again calling for empathy and understanding while providing practical suggestions to reduce harassment on social media.

Doing all of this has resulted in death-threats and harassment aimed at myself, my colleagues, my sponsors and my family. I'd honestly be more bothered by it if I wasn't focused on chemotherapy right now. After playing chicken with cancer, the problems of the professional umbrage-taker on Twitter seem somewhat petty.

So long story short. I support efforts to improve transparency in games media. I support efforts to improve diversity in games writing because let's face it a lot of it sucks and I'm bored of muscley white-dudes with the personality of a sack of bricks. I don't support this whole "LETS DRIVE SJW OUT OF GAMING" because everyone's entitled to their opinion and it would be boring if everybody wrote about exactly the same stuff. I don't support harassment and bullying of any kind and I believe plenty of it has gone on and it's not in any way contained to one "side" of the discussion. That's about it really.

You never actually say if you support the actual GG movement or not. You give answers like a politician avoiding a simple answer. GG has virtually nothing to do with game media and any times they've brought stuff up its been instantly debunked or a flat out lie. It's about hating women in gaming. Where's the GG movement when Ubisoft have post-launch embargos or Actvision throw out DMCA copyright violations for anyone posting CoD:AW bugs on youtube? They're just sitting there calling some woman a cunt for condemming their hate campaign.

I've highlighted the part you missed which answers your question for you.

No it doesn't. He said harassment on both sides. Not condemning GamerGate. He still acts like GG is about ethics in video games when it hasn't been since day 1.

Also: "On a broadcast with Erik Kane of Frobes, Bain(Totalbiscuit) stated that he supports Gamergate as a consumer movement"

#2 Edited by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

@thatpinguino: nothing small about Giant Bomb.

I've had a great deal to say in this subject. I've condemned harassment since Day 1, saw some crazy shit go down on Reddit when I posted something on Twitlonger appealing for calm (33,000 comments all deleted), got shouted at by various indie devs for suggesting that Ms Quinns alleged DMCA takedown was not cool (DMCAs have threatened my livelihood several times, it's a sore spot) and then over the course of 3 months have apparently been called every name in the book from a misogynist with a "longstanding axe to grind with minorities" to literally "Hitler", without a hint of irony. In the meantime, I've been trying to discuss issues with games media and how we can all do things better for our viewers, which included interviewing Stephen Totilo from Kotaku to give him a neutral forum on which to answer allegations leveled at his staff and site and Rhianna Pratchett on the subject of how to write diverse characters and improve gender representation in games narrative. Recently I worked with Wolfire Games to produce an open letter again calling for empathy and understanding while providing practical suggestions to reduce harassment on social media.

Doing all of this has resulted in death-threats and harassment aimed at myself, my colleagues, my sponsors and my family. I'd honestly be more bothered by it if I wasn't focused on chemotherapy right now. After playing chicken with cancer, the problems of the professional umbrage-taker on Twitter seem somewhat petty.

So long story short. I support efforts to improve transparency in games media. I support efforts to improve diversity in games writing because let's face it a lot of it sucks and I'm bored of muscley white-dudes with the personality of a sack of bricks. I don't support this whole "LETS DRIVE SJW OUT OF GAMING" because everyone's entitled to their opinion and it would be boring if everybody wrote about exactly the same stuff. I don't support harassment and bullying of any kind and I believe plenty of it has gone on and it's not in any way contained to one "side" of the discussion. That's about it really.

You never actually say if you support the actual GG movement or not. You give answers like a politician avoiding a simple answer. GG has virtually nothing to do with game media and any times they've brought stuff up its been instantly debunked or a flat out lie. It's about hating women in gaming. Where's the GG movement when Ubisoft have post-launch embargos or Actvision throw out DMCA copyright violations for anyone posting CoD:AW bugs on youtube? They're just sitting there calling some woman a cunt for condemming their hate campaign.

#4 Posted by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

The main characters voice defaults when you meet Hawke. So if you changed the voice to say a Human American, it will default back to British. Fucking awful bug. It ruins it.

#5 Posted by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

I didn't have any issue with Origins or 2 but this is killing the game for me.

The camera movement on the mouse has no sensitivity options(only keyboard)
You can't run holding both mouse buttons like other Bioware games
No click to move or click to loot like previous DA games
The cursor is tiny and blends in with everything making it easy to lose on battles.
Tactical view is way too zoomed in and makes it harder to use and clunky.
Having to hold down R to basic attack sucks
Can't rebind mouse buttons
No walking, you can only run

I'm only 2 hours in and I'm getting really bummed out thinking of having to fight these terrible controls for 90 hours...why couldn't they leave it as it was in the other games?

#6 Posted by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

@afabs515 said:

@bradbrains said:

the one where they play the fmv doctor game. someone else may have to post a link as i dont remember which one it is

If this is what you're talking about, I agree completely. This had me in stitches and still makes me laugh.

Isn't that the Dad from 7th Heaven that was charged with molesting kids? Awkward...

#7 Edited by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

@starvinggamer said:

Because games should only cater to people with more time than money, amirite?

Because games should make you pay up to $100 extra after paying $60 up front instead of simply making it easier to collect the currency, amirite? Or I don't know...make it a cheat code? Hahaha, but that wouldn't be ripping people off. Silly me!

#8 Posted by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

@ares42 said:
it doesn't matter if there's a bunch of people that think it's shit and won't have anything to do with it, as long as there's a much bigger audience that don't give a shit and keep coming back.


Don Mattrick thought that way about the Xbox One once.

#9 Posted by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

You guys do realize you don't have to buy ANY of this shit right? I seriously don't get the big deal unless you're progess is truly hindered to sway you into buying it. Some people would rather put in some extra cash and get what they want.

Because you pay full price for a game you shouldn't have to pay microtransactions or use apps to open chests. Simple. And yes, the game is almost always altered in a way to push people into buying things.

#10 Edited by Metal_Mills (3049 posts) -

http://kotaku.com/assassins-creed-unity-the-kotaku-review-1657368877

"But then there's optional but questionable stuff like this, a real-money way to obtain the game's optional "hack" currency instead of using the in-game currency you earn by finishing most missions...---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"

So it's a technical mess, the gameplay is a big step back, and now it's full of microtransaction? This is a joke. It also forces you to download the iOS and Android app to open chests in the game. Gross. I was hyped as hell for this, I can't support shit like this though. :(