Oldirtybearon's forum posts

#1 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

@finaldasa said:

@thatpinguino: Massively's goodbye blog seems to lay the blame more on AOL for poor, or unexplained, decision making rather than on pure numbers. It claims AOL just wanted out of the enthusiast blog game altogether.

Those motherfuckers did the same thing to WCW.

... yes, I'm still salty.

#2 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

The only reason they should stop is because four hours is too much for one game of Mario Party. The last two games were two to three hours and that felt good. Four is just tedious.

#3 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

@jack_lafayette said:

@oldirtybearon said:

@jack_lafayette said:

@zolroyce said:

Making a joke does not equal disrespect. Gallows humor exists for a reason. If you aren't into the type of humor you see, that's fine but telling people they are wrong/disgusting/to stop is, well, wrong.

No one's demanded it stop; they're only asking you to exercise tact.

According to many, "exercising tact" means "stop."

There are ways to be funny about somber subjects without GOOFIN' IT UP 24/7, but sure, not making jokes about a recent death would also be a reasonable course of action.

You're not wrong, but I think where you're running into a problem is that you're trying to project your personal beliefs and values onto strangers on the Internet. Other people probably don't feel the same way you do about this, while others most certainly will. The best course of action is to either A) ignore it, or B) flag and move on. Appeals to emotional duress over the subject only invites shit-flinging. If the moderators of these forums feel that stupid pun jokes violate the rules of the forum, they'll act accordingly. If they don't, well, rest easy in knowing that you're morally superior because you would never make an off-colour joke about a tragic event.

#4 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

@jack_lafayette said:

@zolroyce said:

Making a joke does not equal disrespect. Gallows humor exists for a reason. If you aren't into the type of humor you see, that's fine but telling people they are wrong/disgusting/to stop is, well, wrong.

No one's demanded it stop; they're only asking you to exercise tact.

According to many, "exercising tact" means "stop."

#5 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

@krullban: But then where does the tension come from if you aren't afraid of a penalty? If you know you're not going to lose something valuable then that cuts the tension and makes dying trival. And in a game that is built around tension and horror thats something you want to preserve.

Dead Space was effective at being a horror game despite having minuscule penalties. The penalty is not the scary part, getting mauled to death by horrific creatures is. There is not a single death animation in Dead Space that I did not freak out over.

Alien: Isolation works the same way for me. I don't even wait to get killed by the Alien. As soon as I hear that thing stomping after me, or see it close the distance or grab a hold of me, I just reload my last save. I do not want to see it and you can't make me.

#6 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

I can't wait to see the snark off between Jeff and Papa Ryckert. Both of them can cut deep.

#8 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

@tuxfool said:

Yeah, I listened to it. What they said about the ending was really interesting, I wish that they had the time to implement it the way they said they wanted it.

Well come on, don't keep us in suspense here.

#9 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

@geraltitude: Yeah, I played Transistor back during release on my PC. I... did not like it. Did not enjoy it. Found it obtuse, and the combat left a lot to be desired. Sure was pretty to look at, though.

Apotheon does look interesting. So there's that, at least.

#10 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4998 posts) -

Man, I had no idea Drew could even get annoyed. Or angry. It was bizarre watching stoic Drew slip deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole. Some of Jeff's expressions during the stream were fantastic, though. Nothing but pure contempt for the game, as it should be.

I was worried that Dan and Brad were going to get into a knife fight near the end there, though. You could cut the knife with that tension.