SaturdayNightSpecials's forum posts

#1 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2431 posts) -

As for dessert places, Yogurtland is the shit. I'd take it over Cold Stone or Baskin-Robin's most days, even though I have nothing against ice cream.

#2 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2431 posts) -

The fuck is Subway doing ahead of Arby's.

Subway has exactly one above-average menu item, the meatball sandwich. Arby's has the Beef n Cheddar, the French dip, curly fries, and Jamocha shakes. This is not hard.

#3 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2431 posts) -

No way. I already have an elaborate network of HDMI cables and splitter boxes to accommodate 3 consoles, a PC, a Boxee Box and two displays. There is no room for another box.

#4 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2431 posts) -

@marino said:

Seems fine to me to have both.

I would just like to hear an explanation of why it's fine. And why, in contrast, there's a catch-all LGBT page instead of separate pages for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual (and any number of other terms that fall in that category)

#5 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2431 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@saturdaynightspecials said:
@hunter5024 said:

I think both of those pages are pretty well done, and distinguish themselves from one another.

I didn't say they weren't well-done or didn't distinguish themselves. I just think that a hard split between the two concepts is more confusing than useful on GB.

In video games, there are very few cases where someone is specifically described as a sociopath as opposed to a psychopath. In fact, many of the characters tied to the Sociopath page are less "sociopaths" and more just dicks (eg, Ganondorf, Duke Nukem, Axel) who happen to show some signs of ASPD, ones that are ingrained in villain/anti-hero archetypes anyway.

Actually, as far as Axel and the rest of the Nobodies in Kingdom Hearts II is concerned, they pretty much are sociopathic. They aren't psychopathic, but they lack true emotion.

That's a fantastical condition, though, not a medical one. It's inaccurate and a little offensive to conflate that with sociopathy.

#6 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2431 posts) -

If I were him, I would do one crazy little thing before handing it over to someone else. Like add black & white buttons to the controller.

#9 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2431 posts) -

Yes, because I seek out the good ones using sites like this.

There are tons of actually interesting browser games outside the shitty "Flash portal" realm (and often inside it, coincidentally). Games like Candy Box and Lethal League are not one in a million.

#10 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2431 posts) -

Well, 'ludonarrative dissonance' and anything else from the same lexicon of pompous pseudo-academic horseshit is certainly annoying, but I'm pretty good at not coming into contact with most of it.

As far as things developers say, the term "gameplay loop" kind of makes my skin crawl when someone says it aloud, even though it's a valid way to describe the design of most games.