Why is everyone blaming Ken for the studio closing? Has no one stopped to think that Irrational without Ken Levine and his top 15 isn't worth 2Ks money? I highly doubt the rest of the studio is capable of delivering AAA profits without their top people.
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The "article" about using real names was terribly misinformed and poorly written. The cons of using real names vastly outweigh the pros and the comparison to real sports doesn't work. Would Korean Starcraft players be nearly as popular if non-Koreans had to memorize all their names (which to us seem very similar) or even vice versa for something like DOTA. Should Koreans have to memorize all the Western players just so they can follow the action? Meanwhile the players would be handicapping themselves in marketing and sponsorships.
In short, no one wins if online handles disappear entirely.
I love Valve and I'm sure this controller is functional but I don't see it taking off in terms of popularity. It is amazing to see them push the tech and try new things though. They've been quoted in tons of interviews saying they don't like current input schemes so I guess this is what they're trying.
People love to hate on Johnny R., but do you remember how fucking abysmal EA was before he came on board? Cause I sure as hell do.
He gave us Dead Space, Dragon Age, Mass Effect and BF Bad Company 2. I, for one, will miss you John.
Along the same lines, people get so caught up in recent failures and the snowballing of EA's PR disasters and don't look at the positives that were at least attempted early in his tenure. I give him credit for being at the helm when SOME good decisions were made unlike some other CEO's...
Anyone who expected the game to be good and pre-ordered after 7 years of it being kicked around deserves to have their 60 dollars away. I'm tired of consumers rewarding ridiculous marketing with blind faith. It just encourages them to do it again.
None of this "movement" will ever accomplish a thing until mass media portrays respect as a virtue (which won't happen). So long as people are taught that tearing other people down is acceptable (or even admirable), discrimination will be prevalent.
Glitches can ran the gamut from infuriating and game-breaking to downright hysterical and enjoyable. What's your favorite or most memorable glitch?
I'll start with a recent video someone linked me to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AweVxT1aKY
Because suing someone who clearly doesn't have the money and no income to pay it back is a valuable use of time. Imagine Obama's bailout recipients going bankrupt and then Obama suing them for not using the bailout money "properly."