ptys's forum posts

#1 Posted by ptys (1964 posts) -

Come on Scoops you could have at least left the house to get you're reference images, lol.

#3 Posted by ptys (1964 posts) -

I only care if this gets me a free copy of Street Fighter Cross for my Vita... or maybe Gravity Rush.

#4 Edited by ptys (1964 posts) -

@ptys said:

@echoecho said:

@ptys said:

Speed runs go against the whole spirit gaming for me which is about having fun, not completing some numbers task... IMO

Speedrunners play games for fun, too. Besides which, if they weren't enjoying themselves, do you really think they'd be dedicating so much time to speedrunning in the first place?

Well if these people are finishing games like Ocarina beforehand and taking in the whole experience, that's fair. What I take issue with is someone just picking any random game and busting it for the sake of beating a score. Half the time he's running backwards, and hammering through the dialogue which makes the game look terrible. Surely he can prove his skills without defacing a classic story game like this where alot of its charm comes from the music, setting and characters.

Believe me, there's no such thing as picking at random to bust a record out in speedrunning. Cosmo has been at this for nearly 10 years now, and has been integral to the development of routing for Ocarina. You don't waste that much time on a whim.

Ok, I got it. I thought with the use of the term 'Speed Runners' these guys where like hackers or something. Now I can appreciate his efforts, good on him!

#5 Posted by ptys (1964 posts) -

@echoecho said:

@ptys said:

Speed runs go against the whole spirit gaming for me which is about having fun, not completing some numbers task... IMO

Speedrunners play games for fun, too. Besides which, if they weren't enjoying themselves, do you really think they'd be dedicating so much time to speedrunning in the first place?

Well if these people are finishing games like Ocarina beforehand and taking in the whole experience, that's fair. What I take issue with is someone just picking any random game and busting it for the sake of beating a score. Half the time he's running backwards, and hammering through the dialogue which makes the game look terrible. Surely he can prove his skills without defacing a classic story game like this where alot of its charm comes from the music, setting and characters.

#7 Edited by ptys (1964 posts) -

Speed runs go against the whole spirit gaming for me which is about having fun, not completing some numbers task... IMO

#8 Edited by ptys (1964 posts) -

Karla Zimonja was the only one who noted any Mass Effect?.. maybe they all expected everyone else to vote. Bonus points for Kasavin mentioning Street Fighter.

#9 Edited by ptys (1964 posts) -

Cool stick, shame its late in the generation but hopefully the PS4 will support it.

#10 Posted by ptys (1964 posts) -

Companies like this need to make moves that people will respect with something new and inventive. Rehashing old games isn't going to be enough. Atari as a names has a lot of weight in the mainstream so I'm surprised Apple, Nintendo or even Facebook haven't snapped them up already.