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#1 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

I can't seem to get it working. When I press "play" it says "warning you have limited disk space" when I have 1TB free. When I launch it anyway, it boots up at Sims Pets and Stuff. Gets to a menu that says Mansions and Stuff. Can't do anything at the menu other create neighborhood which has no button options in it. When I view a "Learn to Play" video, it crashes. Anyone else having this issue?

#2 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -
#3 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

I do it sometimes just to change things up. It's nice to not play as the body-building male archetype in western RPGs sometimes. And a lot of times, male characters and their corresponding armors can looks really fucking boring in western MMO/RPGs.

Just because I play as a female sometimes doesn't mean I have a dormant desire to change my sex in real life. Just like being a murderous drunken asshole in GTA doesn't make you one in real life. Well, in my case I do have an uncontrollable urge to commit vehicular manslaughter and moonlight as a Jack the Ripper style prostitute killer in real life, but that isn't the case for everyone.

#4 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

Pretty much what I predicted what would happen when they announced this, what, 2-3 years ago? Just because one man made Minecraft, doesn't mean a small team can make an open world creation game on a 500k budget. I cringe every time someone says "Let's make a game!" when it's clear they have no idea how much time, money, and manpower goes into making one. You start small, like mobile or indie game scope. Doesn't matter if you're the most popular youtube network in the UK, you don't jump into a project with that scope with nothing but hopes, ambitions, and a six figure budget.

#5 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

Mountain is a virtual toy. There, end of debate. In fact, let's get rid of the term "game" and just call everything "toys."

#6 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

I am of the opinion that bloom has no business being in an anime style game. Just makes everything look smudged up and oily.

#7 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

I do agree that Dan was a safe choice and it is kind of shitty to throw an application notice out there when you've already had a hire in mind. But what we don't know is how much wiggle room there is for them to make a risky choice. How tight of a leash does CBSi have of GB's budget and expenses? Did it really take the death of a colleague for them to get the funds necessary for a new hire? Did youtube likes play a factor in this? Did they need to hire someone they knew wouldn't get harrassed by youtube gremlins to build up their channel?

Maybe someone can answer these questions? *looks at Rorie*

#8 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -
#9 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

@minipato: @pyrodactyl: You do know @smcn said that the person Samantha was supporting, Maddy Myers, was «in terms of writing credentials is as qualified as Dan if not more so»?

I have never seen her interact with the GB crew so I can't say how well she meshes with them. I have seen Dan in past guest appearances though. But if she has interacted with them before, then I guess GB did make their decision based off of sex and race?

@minipato said:

You don't hire an amateur comedian from youtube to host the Tonight Show and you don't hire some inexperienced stranger to fill the shoes left behind by Ryan and Vinny. There is a place for budding new talent to gain experience and test their chops. GB is not that place. I think criticizing GB for hiring experienced and well known people is ignorant of the kind of site that it is and of how important the roles that needed to be filled were. Anyone who didn't think they were gonna hire from their inner circle of veterans were fooling themselves. And unfortunately, the number of veterans who are minorities and/or women are low. But that's an industry issue as a whole and shouldn't be put on the shoulders of a small website like Giantbomb. GB is influential, but small nonetheless. When your crew is that small and every person in that 5-6 man team has a major role to play, diversity should be the last thing you're searching for. Not that they didn't reach out to minorities.

this makes the assumption there is no qualified women (or whatever) though.

i do agree that you should never check off things from A list but i don't think most people were making that point.

Wasn't saying that they don't exist. I mean, I haven't heard of many and that is an issue. Lack of exposure and opportunity. But that shouldn't be GB's primary objective when hiring.

#10 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

You don't hire an amateur comedian from youtube to host the Tonight Show and you don't hire some inexperienced stranger to fill the shoes left behind by Ryan and Vinny. There is a place for budding new talent to gain experience and test their chops. GB is not that place. I think criticizing GB for hiring experienced and well known people is ignorant of the kind of site that it is and of how important the roles that needed to be filled were. Anyone who didn't think they were gonna hire from their inner circle of veterans were fooling themselves. And unfortunately, the number of veterans who are minorities and/or women are low. But that's an industry issue as a whole and shouldn't be put on the shoulders of a small website like Giantbomb. GB is influential, but small nonetheless. When your crew is that small and every person in that 5-6 man team has a major role to play, diversity should be the last thing you're searching for. Not that they didn't reach out to minorities.