MrCandleguy's forum posts

#1 Posted by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

@emem: you're a life saver!!

@Artemesia said:

@Funzzo said:

Is the game out yet?

No. And that's probably the reason.

Also out in AUS/NZ. pretty much everywhere BUT 'merica

#2 Posted by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

I think train simulator is in the Thousand$, i don't think people are buying those... or are they?

#3 Posted by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

@Jerr said:

@I_smell said:

I'd remove fuckin "gaming culture". There is no gaming culture, it's just a marketing demographic to get you idiots to buy Mtn Dew, Pikachu earrings n a GameBoy belt buckle. If you listen to NES chiptunes instead of actual music, you're not in a culture, you just have a tragically small perspective on the world. Anyway I might more likely remove things like Kotaku and NeoGAF and people kicking the shit out of developers. Stuff like "this guy left Irrational, so from that we can decipher that Bioshock Infinite will suck". "This DLC was developed before release date, big companies aren't treating us right! Here's a database of how much time Notch spends on vacation, what a lazy asshole!" Reading that kind of conspiracy-theorist witch-hunt crap really rains on my parade.

Yes, goddammit. This.

Gaming is simply another consumption of media created professionally, or semi-professionally, for profit by developers. Just like movies, TV or music. You don't call people who go to movies part of a "movie-culture". They're just people who are interested in movies. Some people are more interested than others.

The difference between movies/music/tv and gaming. Is that people pour usually a LOT more hours into gaming than every other media. You watch a movie for 2 hours, talk to your friends about it for maybe 30mins. And then that movie experience is typically over.

But for games, Skyrim for example a lot of people put over 20 hours into it. (i put 80) And you talk to your friends about it for days/weeks because your experience is different. Online multiplayer is when you are talking to people while you're playing, people put a ton of hours into that as well. It's hard not to form a 'culture' around something that people put that many hours into. You seem to figure 'culture' is a negative term, but it's not. You have online friends you play games with, game forums you are on, game websites you probably read every day. Do you have any other media that comes close to that?

Culture is not a bad thing. Gaming is different from other media, that's why it's the biggest. Apples and oranges my friends.

#4 Edited by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

@I_smell said:

I'd remove fuckin "gaming culture". There is no gaming culture, it's just a marketing demographic to get you idiots to buy Mtn Dew, Pikachu earrings n a GameBoy belt buckle. If you listen to NES chiptunes instead of actual music, you're not in a culture, you just have a tragically small perspective on the world. Anyway I might more likely remove things like Kotaku and NeoGAF and people kicking the shit out of developers. Stuff like "this guy left Irrational, so from that we can decipher that Bioshock Infinite will suck". "This DLC was developed before release date, big companies aren't treating us right! Here's a database of how much time Notch spends on vacation, what a lazy asshole!" Reading that kind of conspiracy-theorist witch-hunt crap really rains on my parade.

I'm confused about what you find offensive about the term gaming culture.

People who go to conventions all around the world, be it PAX, comic-con or where I live Armageddon. If they are there for the games, they're part of the culture. If you're on a website about video games, you're in the community. A gaming community. a large community is a culture. I wouldn't call it a marketing demographic since gaming is such a large thing that has a wide range of people in it.

also i agree with the second half of your comment. Those people are commonly called 'dicks', i'd like to remove them too.@Oldirtybearon said:

Buncha people up in here wishing they could rewire how other people think. Kinda scary, actually.

If I had to pick one thing, it'd be the high price tags of new games. Knock that shit back down to $40-$50. For everyone. Worldwide.

we gotta control the people man! How do they know what they want if we don't tell them man?!

#5 Posted by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

If you could remove one thing from gaming or gaming culture what would this be and why?

My number one problem with gaming culture as a whole has to be the 'gamer entitlement'.

I understand why we have it, we are one of the most passionate communities in the world of media. But this leads to a lot of problems; piracy in a way with gamers believing they have a 'right' to play games if they can't afford them or don't want to spend money. (not talking about demo purposes as long as you do buy and other grey areas).

As well as people EXPLODING about games making choices they don't think fit. (see: Mass Effect 3 Ending).

We would be a nicer, better community if we got rid of this. But kept the passion that made us special.

What do you think?

#6 Posted by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

Order now for the low weekly installment of $20 for 5 weeks!

That's crazy such a low price!

But wait! There's more!

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#7 Edited by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@faizanali: spoilers, your petition doesn't matter GTAV will come to PC anyway and it will be a crappy port like always

Lol what? GTAIV ran great.. it's the best looking version. You crazy fool. Well it ran great for me.. and the mods certainly helped making it look amazing.

But at the end of the day this is just a marketing tactic. It will come out, more of a when not if.

#8 Posted by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

@MasterHelion said:

@kishinfoulux: I don't see anything awful with the way IGN works. To a more casual/boarder audience they do their job well. I just find that the website just has a lack of personality, which is the main reason I frequent the sites I do.

i'm on your side. IGN is fine. People just like to hate on popular things. Dirty hipsters! All of you!!

#9 Posted by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

@glyn said:

@MrCandleguy said:

It's still a 'slow' shooter compared to COD. As long as it has the floaty jumps and the slow feeling. It will always be Halo, and ain't these updates to the game just evolution? minus the jumping in a match midway, that blows.

Imagine joining a game and your team is losing, the opposition has full map control and all the power weapons. Sounds fun doesn't it...

Did you read my entire comment? I clearly stated that at the end...

#10 Posted by MrCandleguy (813 posts) -

It's still a 'slow' shooter compared to COD. As long as it has the floaty jumps and the slow feeling. It will always be Halo, and ain't these updates to the game just evolution? minus the jumping in a match midway, that blows.