• Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Law & Order SVU - The Gamergate episode - How accurately does it represent gaming to you?. on the General Discussion board

    @koolaid said: Look at high school. Why are football players popular? Why? Why do some students look up to them? Why do some resent them? Why do some want to be them? In no small part, I think it's b...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Law & Order SVU - The Gamergate episode - How accurately does it represent gaming to you?. on the General Discussion board

    This is like the Reefer Madness of Gamergate.

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Favorite Console Generation?. on the General Discussion board

    I'm inclined to say Gen 5, especially if we're including PC stuff in this. Then again that is definitely my nostalgia point. If not that then I'm looking at gen six and realizing that it was the fi...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Rumour+Kotatsu: Comet 2015 Expansion is still, on, track.. on the Destiny board

    @rethla said:@roadshell: I think they will up the level cap to 30 with the expansion and 40 with items. After the two DLCs maybe we will land on 45 with items.I might have misunderstood, but the way...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Rumour+Kotatsu: Comet 2015 Expansion is still, on, track.. on the Destiny board

    So if this all goes as planned and assuming those last two DLC packs are comparable with The Dark Below and The House of Wolves, that would leave us with 44 story missions, 14 Strikes, and 6 Raids, a...

  • Roadshell posted a message on the post Brad Shoemaker's Top 10 Games of 2014.

    I was all ready to defend Brad for putting Destiny at number two, then I scrolled down, saw his number one, and was like "nah man, that's some troll shit right there."

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Brad Shoemaker, Destiny apologist. on the General Discussion board

    @civid said:Most Dissapointing is going to be a fucking laugh riot, maybe even better than Jeff's amazing rant against SimCity last year. Can't wait! I think Brad was somewhat childish about getting ...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Brad Shoemaker, Destiny apologist. on the General Discussion board

    To me Destiny works just fine if you come at it from the right perspective. If you view it as a single-player story driven game it's pretty terrible, if you think it's supposed to be some expansive ...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic The Very, Very Large Black Bars of The Evil Within. on the The Evil Within board

    Oh my god, is it still 1996 or something? I thought we as a society had stopped freaking out about "black bars" and accepted that visual material comes in many shapes and sizes and they don't need t...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Which versions of MGS2 and 3 should Drew play in Metal Gear Scanlon?. on the Metal Gear Solid board

    I may be crazy but as a general rule I'm opposed to HD remakes on principle. I believe old games should be ported to new systems warts and all without any revisionism. To me HD ports are at best th...

  • Roadshell posted a message on the post Metal Gear Scanlon - Part 09.

    I've got to say, I'm pretty disappointed that Scanlon didn't at least try to fight Sniper Wolf in the proper way and went straight to cheesing. I mean, if he found sniping her too hard then I wouldn...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Can't wait for Drew to experience this. on the Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty board

    @cornbredx said:Ya, MGS 2 is my second favorite next to MGS 3.The reason it's number 2 is it was amazing at the time for things that hadn't been done before then, but aren't really that amazing now.I...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    I really don't know what those writers were trying to accomplish with those "gamers are dead" article. I don't think a single good thing was accomplished by their existence. They just pissed off a l...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    @theuselessgod said:- On games/feminism: here's the thing, the market is shifting, and games will shift accordingly and naturally regardless of what people say either way. Let's be totally honest her...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    @juno500 said:For me, it's less about whether Marcus is white or black, and more about the gruff male archetype as a whole. It's ridiculously overused because publishers have realized that it's a saf...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    @tdot said: I, much like many other folks, are very tired of the white-male-gurff-straight protagonist that permeates most of AAA games. That doesn't mean they creators are bad or something is wron...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    @slag said: And you are right, your concerns are being ignored, but it isn't cover-up conspiracy but it is frankly because your discussion about ethics doesn't matter that much right now. This is a c...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    @finaldasa said:@roadshell: I can totally see how that's a big difference, but I also think when you work so closely to an industry and you see marketing, PR, and developers from the bigger companie...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    @finaldasa said:I think there is a basic conversation to have about the relationship between gaming press and gaming developers/publishers. For me I think it's the big publishers who regularly send t...

  • Roadshell posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 09/15/2014. on the General Discussion board

    The whole TFYC episode and the confusion that exists about it to this date is emblematic of how poorly the games press handled the whole controversy. For the record, I have no idea which side was "in...