SatelliteOfLove's forum posts

#1 Edited by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

@extomar said:

@satelliteoflove said:

Asking someone to sacrifice ten hours of their life with a frustrating learning curve that might not pay off, especially if their job doesn’t involve playing games for a living, is much to ask.

The battle Demon's Souls won for the right to be a game about the journey as much as the destination was not a battle fought for its own sake alone.

I thought what Demon's Souls "won" for From Software is that it doesn't need to bother being correct or accurate with their systems as much as atmopheric. People will assume mistakes and flaws are just mysteries and thank you for it.

It is the same crap I hear from CoD and Battlefield players when something gets pointed out as a flaw (glitching through wall, weapons with absurd params, etc) but instead are convinced "No really that is a part of the game. You are supposed to know that weapon is broken and there is a hole in the map."

When I post that argument, evidence serendipidously lands in my lap to back me up every time. I am blessed in some ways, I guess.

#2 Posted by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

Asking someone to sacrifice ten hours of their life with a frustrating learning curve that might not pay off, especially if their job doesn’t involve playing games for a living, is much to ask.

The battle Demon's Souls won for the right to be a game about the journey as much as the destination was not a battle fought for its own sake alone.

#3 Edited by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

@jeff : The thing I've learned about machinima is it obeys Sturgeon's Law x10. For every Mage in a Blue Dress, there's 99 shitty WoW machinima videos for example. Same for webcomics.

#4 Edited by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

@flstyle said:

@zaccheus said:

I tried to watch VGCW and was disappointed that there was no commentary during the matches... The characters are amazing and the intros just unbelievable, but who want's to actually watch those matches?

4000+ people as of Tuesday night, part of the fun is the chat amusing themselves.

I guess if you can call that fun. I checked out the VGCW stuff for the first time the last time it was streaming, and enjoyed all the nonsense happening in the game, but the whole time the chat was just parroting whatever was being said by the announcers or in the story scenes in ALL CAPS. Seeing 4,000 people all think they have anything interesting to add to the proceedings when they truly don't is just kind of a bummer. That's the internet though, I guess.

Stream Monsters have never been a source of Wylde-level wit. Get past their dullard spew and you have Good Stupid for days out of the matches and faux kayfabe (there's a rabbithole of meta) themselves.

#5 Edited by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

Ooooh, I like this Helen Lewis woman. That's the kind of outside wisdom we need now.

#6 Posted by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

Maxis won't exist after a year, anyways. It matters not.

#7 Posted by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

Oh god, so many good links. I'm drowning.

For the most part I don't think gamers should care about how much games cost to make. They should only care if it was worth what they spent.

— Dave Lang

Actually, dude, I think I will. I've found that often, when money going into a project balloons (or rather, the "sales requirements" thereof), the project comes out far away from what I'd want.

Keep it simple, stupid. Bomberman. Thousands of players. Simultaneous. Go play it. Now.

Why isn't this a retail project? Konami gonna Konami...

@humanity said:

@i_smell said:

I legitemately don't know why people like Patrick always check out what this vBulletin message-board at Neogaf dot com think of their stuff.

We all know it's a bunch of jaded, elitist, uninformed, belligerant dudes with anime avatars sharing snarky asshole .gifs and image macros, and it's been that since forever... it makes about as much sense as judging "public opinion" on youtube comments or Reddit posts, or 4chan threads.

It's 2013: we don't care about screenshot galleries, or system-wars, or decimal points in a review score any more. Patrick- and a lot of other people- are writing stuff that's a lot more interesting than that old shit, so why am I still hearing "NeoGaf" pop up so much? Just leave it in the dust, guys!

Cannot be quoted enough. Each time theres a TNT or Casual Friday and Brad is on that laptop and suddenly pops up with "there's this thread here on Neogaf about.." my heart sinks. Somewhat similar to when that guy sent them the poster he made of the Bombcrew and they were all so amazed by it. Their genuine shock at seeing it was quite dismaying as that guy had a pretty large thread up for at least a week with the entire development process of how he came to make that image. The idea that they check the boards so infrequently to never have seen it was really a bummer.

And the reverse of this community being waved off whenever its mentioned by someone avoiding heavy mental lifting occurs too. Who's right? Is either party right? Pro-tip: it's neither.

#8 Posted by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

and that eviscerating older technology as the hindrance to true emotional storytelling, as Quantic Dream's David Cage did, was more than a bit ludicrous.

David Cage is ludicrous, though.

#9 Posted by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

A bleak (correct?) perspective on the biz side of creating quality enthusiast press games writing.

A wise man once said on this topic during Doritosgate:

There's a lot of talking in this thread, but the reality is that gamers got what they wanted. You don't have to pay for magazines to get your coverage anymore and it's all free on the web whenever you feel like reading it.

So you get what you pay for...

And HOOOOO-boy at this quote from the article:

If you’re the only outlet that dislikes a game, you’re criticized for seeking controversy to drive traffic.

Yeah, that pretty much sums up the Echo Chamber that the industry suffered under from 2007-2011. Peer pressure and yanked access to media if you don't march to the beat of the drum.

#10 Posted by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

"By Geralt's Beard!"

I always wanted to say that.