mshaw006's forum posts

#1 Posted by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

I think games like Super Meat Boy and Trials Evolution would be best. Those are what I play when listening to bombcasts, and I can always keep track of both pretty well.

#2 Posted by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

I'd be very surprised if it were called "The Playstation." If it's not PS4, I think they'd take it in a whole other direction. In any case, though, it'll almost certainly be the PS4. I don't know how they could throw away a brand like that.

#3 Edited by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

Smith over Kasavin? You fools! Kasavin is one of the best dudes in the biz, and he has the creative chops to back it up, both as a reviewer and game-maker. If everyone voting was around for his Gamespot days, I guarantee this vote would be going the other way.

#4 Posted by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

I agree with

#5 Edited by mshaw006 (539 posts) -


I don't identify with gamers at all

Oh good god, no. I'd have to agree with you that vocal people who call themselves "gamers" are a bizarre group of people. The stuff they get worked up about, complain about, base their opinions on, etc. is patently absurd, and I think it would be hard to be happy if one thought the way they do. The term "gamer" itself is cringe-inducing, and the idea that "gamer" culture is considered typical by the general public is offensive and, to be honest, embarrassing. To me, a self-titled "gamer" is someone who fully buys into the marketing geared for them, and basically borrows their identity from a stereotype. I think it's disgusting and sad. Be glad you don't identify with that culture.

As for wanting to stop playing games and do other, more productive things, I think the only thing to say is that you should go after what you want. I mean, think about it. The reason you started playing games was because you liked it, right? If it's not enjoyable anymore, then there goes your reason to play. There isn't a higher reason to play games, unlike school or work, or even playing an instrument, so there's no reason do dig deep and power through the lulls in your motivation. If you want to see yourself playing games 5 years from now, that's a different story. But if you're ready to let it go, then I say let it go.

#6 Edited by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

If you really think about what your complaint is, you'll see that you're not at a long-term disadvantage at all.

Let's say terran is underpowered due to recent nerfs. What would happen in that case? Well, all terrans would begin losing a lot, until the system started giving them weaker opponents. After that, their winning percentages would be back at 50%.

So where are you in this process? It seems like you're in the phase where you're winning less than you used to. In that case, after maybe ten or so more games, you should be right back where you want to be: evenly matched with your opponents, and winning at about 50%.

Do you really want to stop playing this game forever because you feel you're at a disadvantage for the next few games until your MMR readjusts?

#7 Posted by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

Is this real life? It's just a joke. It's simplifying 'banana' as if it were b*a*n*a*n*a. What's the question?

#8 Posted by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

@chan05 said:

Done. Good luck!

#9 Edited by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

Hey everybody.

I downloaded the demo of this to see if I wanted to buy it, and, as I expected, it's great. However, my Xbox completely freezes after only a few minutes every time I start the demo up. I tried playing other games and it didn't happen with them. I wouldn't care if the issue would stop when I download the full game, but seeing as how the demo basically is the full game with some artificial restrictions, I'm afraid the full game would freeze, too.

Basically, I'm wondering if anyone else has had the same issue, and, if they did, did the full game freeze as well, or is there another solution?

#10 Posted by mshaw006 (539 posts) -

What exactly is a hidden object game? Sorry, I don't browse the bargain PC game bin, because who the fuck would do that?