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#1 Posted by seismicshock (56 posts) -

it's odd the text is there, from watching the QL, they put just the button prompt (x) or whatever on the cars when Jeff was hanging off that bus, just have the x, and you do the exact same action. Maybe they found the prompt was too easy to miss on it's own. So they fixed the wrong problem imo

Also yeah, QTE's where the only response is "Press butan to not fail" are still lame y'all

#3 Posted by seismicshock (56 posts) -

@whiteycar said:

@originalyellow said:

Before you read this, know that I was 100 percent on Zoe's side about a week ago, but then I did a little more research. Also know that I'd prefer not to be lumped in with the rest of Gamergate, although I do share one of their many motives - namely, the desire for some solid answers regarding the scandal surrounding Zoe Quinn.

Please provide any evidence you have to dispute this claim I've made. I also encourage you to look at my sources and decide for yourselves if I took any quotes out of context. I am completely open and accepting of any counterarguments that hold water - after all, I've already completely changed my mind once about this thing. And I would absolutely love to read a response to this written by @patrickklepek or any other staff members. Thank you.

Why would anyone waste their time when you've clearly made up your mind?

I'll requote my entire post again in case it gets lost in the shuffle and taken out of context:

@originalyellow said:

Before you read this, know that I was 100 percent on Zoe's side about a week ago, but then I did a little more research. Also know that I'd prefer not to be lumped in with the rest of Gamergate, although I do share one of their many motives - namely, the desire for some solid answers regarding the scandal surrounding Zoe Quinn.

I've still yet to see any proof that "debunks" (as Patrick put it in an earlier post buried somewhere in this thread) any nepotism between Zoe Quinn and Nathan Grayson. The facts still stand:

Grayson wrote an article for Kotaku called "The Indie Game Reality TV Show That Went To Hell," where Zoe gave this quote near the end,

"There was this amazing thing that happened after the production was over. Without any organization or prompting, we acquired and shared some refreshments around, set up some multiplayer games, invited production staff to just come be people and play with us, and had a spontaneous pop up party more or less. It was the first time I had started to feel like myself at all since landing in LA.

"I want to run a game jam." Quinn continues. "I'd love to have the LPers do what they're so often so brilliant at and bridge the gap between the games and the audience, and do it super low-tech, low-budget, documentary style. Capture the inspiration, the hard work, the 3am delirium and the dumb jokes that come with it. Show people how we all band together and support each other through the deadline. That's what I want to show the world about game jams. That's the ambassador I'd rather be."

And then the very same day, Zoe's "Rebel Game Jam" was announced and started taking donations (source - look at the registration date and compare with the date that the Kotaku article was written and you will find that they are both 2014-03-31)

Then it is confirmed by Grayson's own boss and the EIC of Kotaku, Stephen Totilo, that in "early April", so possibly less than a week after the article was written, Grayson began a Romantic relationship with Quinn. Totilo wrote "Shortly after [the article], in early April, Nathan and Zoe began a romantic relationship". (source)

Grayson also wrote an article in January of this year called "Admission Quest" (obviously a play on "Depression Quest" - Zoe Quinn's last game), where the only graphic used is a screenshot of Depression Quest and he refers to the game as a "powerful Twine darling". It is also worth noting that the subtitle of the article is "Valve Greenlights 50 More Games", but the main focus seems to be on Depression Quest (or not, read it and decide yourself - source).

After the Grayson articles, more events involving Zoe Quinn transpire, and to me these events show a significant possibility that she may have had nepotistic relationships with not just Grayson but many other members of the gaming press as well (see A People's History of Gamergate, and take an objective look at all the evidence to decide for yourself).

Please provide any evidence you have to dispute this claim I've made. I also encourage you to look at my sources and decide for yourselves if I took any quotes out of context. I am completely open and accepting of any counterarguments that hold water - after all, I've already completely changed my mind once about this thing. And I would absolutely love to read a response to this written by @patrickklepek or any other staff members. Thank you.

I don't consider my mind to be ever made up on anything. If there is some contradictory evidence to some belief I hold, I'd like to believe that my critical thinking skills are strong enough to logically evaluate that evidence and then change my beliefs accordingly. All I ask is that someone provide some evidence or new obvservations on the evidence I've already presented that attempts to reduce the probability of there having been nepotistic relationships between Zoe Quinn and members of the gaming press. If you still don't think I can be convinced then do it for the other people who may be lurking in this thread and may not yet know what to believe.

So, say you are correct, what do you think an appropriate response is? Because at the maximum, she might have gotten more press than warranted?

#4 Posted by seismicshock (56 posts) -

And now Sega has announced that the DLC will be available for everyone after release, so crisis adverted?

That said, I know Patrick is experimenting with different article types, but I'd like to say one thing. Please avoid "Twitter reacts to stuffs" articles. This one used it as kind of a cool window into "what it does to players" so it works, but that's one thing I don't like that Kotaku does regularly. Twitter copy pasta just doesn't bring the same punch as a well thought out article, and it feels more like a cop out "Ehhh, I'll just toss this up and get back to playing (insert game here)". But, I like the writeup either way.

he has 3 twitter pulls, kotaku rolls with dozens, i'd say patrick pulls some representative reactions instead of spamming them.

#5 Posted by seismicshock (56 posts) -

I would say Assault on Precinct 13 would make a pretty good video game, one of my favorite movies of his too

#6 Posted by seismicshock (56 posts) -

That's a lot of words to say "It's like Steam"

#7 Edited by seismicshock (56 posts) -

I can't convince the PerfectWorld website to let me create an account :(

EDIT: I launched the client I DLed through steam and it opened a different registration page there, and that worked properly

#8 Posted by seismicshock (56 posts) -

I have used the Saints Row The Third ringtone previously (from here)

Codec and Alert from MGS as well. mostly for text alerts, codec is too much as a repeated ringtone

#9 Posted by seismicshock (56 posts) -

Anybody else miss the gender ones all the time? If the picture matches, not sure why I have to question it...

#10 Posted by seismicshock (56 posts) -

Man, I don't know if I could handle actually playing Tex Murphy again... my rose tinted glasses... nooo

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