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#1 Posted by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

Well spoken talk, but I thought it meandered a bit and Patrick had trouble narrowing his focus across the speech.

Not to say there weren't things to be taken away from the talk, and that it is a complex topic to explore in such a short amount of time, but the conclusion felt especially weak. I'd love it hateful rhetoric was taken down across the board throughout the internet, but while he introduced and showed examples of ways that sites and outlets are trying to change behavior (Disabling comments, facebook comments) offering little more then a personal vow and reminder to check our own behavior going forward seemed to be somewhat of a squandered opportunity to present a new or different idea.

Whether it be Reddit's Karma Voting system (which has numerous flaws as well), heavily moderated forums (ala Neogaf), or maybe some kind of time based scenario that limits comments based on time/community status etc. Creating a system that is both inclusive to all, while trying to hide or eliminate those adding nothing to the conversation is an incredibly difficult proposition. I suppose that being responsible for our own behavior is the first step, but beyond a restating of the Golden Rule, I wish something a bit more substantive would have come out of the talk.

Giving a big speech like that is no joke, and Patrick did a great job presenting his material while speaking clearly and concisely (even if I thought it was a bit light).

#2 Edited by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

I think the only thing that could make this game better would be final approval from master fungineer Karen.

#3 Posted by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

I don't see how it would be any different then music genres.

There are an insane number of genres and sub genres that make it a model that could work the best.

A less is more approach simply won't work with video games. The medium is too varied to allow for it. The blending of genres (and their associated mechanics) allows for suitable tagging and categorization a certain game.

A tiered approach allows for generalizations, and further detail when it is needed.

For example, take an artist like Flying Lotus - You can generalize and say Electronic and then expound with items like idm, experimental, jazz etc. If you were worried about applying a system suitable for awards, the answer would be to have more categories, and let the sub category, and category winners float to the top.

#5 Edited by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

I can't imagine that pitch meeting.

#6 Posted by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

@fluxwavez: On your recommendation, decided to give it a go.

The GB community should rally around this show for use of wobble bass.

I think of Dubstep being a pretty Euro-American thing, but I guess it is happening in Japan too.

#7 Posted by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

I think it has to be an on contract type deal. That 8 gigs of GDDR5 is a killer.

450 + 2 year contract seems about right. Which compared to an iPad is a downright bargain.

#8 Posted by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

Horse on Horse fighting. Count me interested.

I know almost nothing about JoJo, but playing this with no English would seem awesome.

#9 Posted by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

I've seen 2 or 3, with the only catch being a Sharpedo.

#10 Posted by Piqued_Interest (62 posts) -

Hold up. Apply the same thought exercise to video games as opposed to music.

Certainly you shouldn't care about what other people think about your tastes, but there is something to be said for being a well informed consumer.

If this post was prefaced "I like first person shooters, but really critically panned ones/mainstream (ie Homefront). Should I search out a better quality product, or just leave it in and play it because I enjoy my time spent with it?" You all would jump on the recommendation train and tell him to go play BF3 or TF2, or some Call of Duty variant.

Sometimes it is just knowing where to start with something when you are venturing out of your comfort zone. If you like Pop music there are loads of options - Kpop, Jpop, Scandinavian, BritPop, all sorts.

There is nothing wrong with blasting some Ke$ha every once in a while, but with listening to new music being such a low risk prospect (a couple minutes vs hours for a game), there is no reason to step out of your comfort zone.

You could start at worse places then Katy B, or in a more club sound - Icona Pop