planetfunksquad's forum posts

#1 Posted by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

I need Bombcast. Now.

#2 Posted by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

I dunno whether it's just the parts of his work that you picked but all of these snippets make this dude seem massively full of himself.

#3 Posted by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

@noizy: Fair enough. Apologies, I didn't get the context.

#4 Posted by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

@noizy said:
@planetfunksquad said:

@noizy said:

You'd have to define intellectual. Someone who publishes in academic journals? If I were a PhD in math I'd be playing EVE, Dwarf Fortress and Crusader Kings II, and on Linux btw.

I have a Masters in Computer Science and I like the Castle Doctrine. Maybe you don't like it because you're a dumb ass.

Pouahaha. If you want to debate a straw man, be my guest.

I was actually pointing out the absurdity in your own statement about how intelligent people would prefer a certain type of game. Thats your own straw man home boy.

#5 Edited by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

@noizy said:

You'd have to define intellectual. Someone who publishes in academic journals? If I were a PhD in math I'd be playing EVE, Dwarf Fortress and Crusader Kings II, and on Linux btw.

I have a Masters in Computer Science and I like the Castle Doctrine. Maybe you don't like it because you're a dumb ass.

Or maybe someones taste in video games doesn't have to be a reflection of their intelligence. Could be that taste is entirely subjective. Maybe.

#6 Posted by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

How I deal/dealt with them in real life: be 6'3", kick the living fuck out of anyone who gives you shit.

On the internet: no idea. Just don't feed the trolls, I guess?

#7 Posted by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

John Drake. He could use his management experience to go to meetings for Jeff, freeing him up for videos. Also he would add at least 40% more sexy to the site.

#8 Posted by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

HELLFIRE. To this day I have no idea why no other Shmup has stolen its switchable-direction shooting system.

Herzog Zwei, because fuck yeah Herzog Zwei.

Chu-Chu Rocket, because that game had no business being so good.

#9 Edited by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

@jz: Or, instead of accepting that, he can use his status as a developer free of any corporate obligation to take whatever steps he needs to take to feel fulfilled in his work, disregarding the monetary aspect completely.

He can also say to other developers, and to his audience "Hey, money's nice and all, but if like me you don't get much satisfaction out of that, then why don't we stop treating our creations as commodities in the traditional sense and do things slightly differently."

He's not saying that sales are evil. He's saying that he as a creator doesn't want to be a part of the perceived race to the bottom. Whether you want what he wants is a different story, but being an indie he can do whatever the fuck he wants to do.

#10 Posted by planetfunksquad (416 posts) -

@jz: Thats a pretty reductive way of looking at it. He just doesn't want his game to be disposable.

Great, but it's based on a false premise, at least to me. Just because someone pays a lower price doesn't mean they don't appreciate it, it just means they took a chance and possibly bought a game that wasn't for them. I dont understand the logic of not wanting your game to reach as many people as possible.

And that's a valid viewpoint. Jason just looked at all the data that was available to him (which as the creator, not the consumer is very different to whats available to you) and came to a different conclusion. He's not trying to make you feel bad for buying stuff in sales, he's expressing his opinion on why he doesn't want to be involved. It doesn't really matter if you see the logic or not.