ShaggE's forum posts

#1 Edited by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

Blood 3. It has to happen! It HAS to!

The Neverhood 2 (3?). Armikrog looks to be amazing and all, and I'm still ever-so-happy that it exists, but I'd give Doug TenNapel's left leg for the return of Klaymen.

One I know will never, ever happen, but holy shit what if it did: A sequel to the scariest horror game of all time. It was Amnesia almost a decade before Amnesia was a thing. The only game in existence that can make me hyperventilate with a single abstract sound cue and floating JPG. White Day: A Labyrinth Named School.

If only somebody could make a sequel that fixed the worst part of the game: Actually playing it. Scare-wise, White Day is a damn masterpiece, but the gameplay can be... rough. A lot of modern horror games owe a hell of a lot to White Day, and a new White Day could learn a great deal from its descendants in turn.

Also, Patrick really should get around to playing that game on Spookin'. The resulting GIFs could fuel this site for decades.

EDIT: Almost forgot Wappy Dog 2: The Wappening! (2 Wap 2 Furry-ous) (Wappy Dog 2: Wappiness Is A Warm Gun) (Wappy Dog Championship Edition DX) (Wappy Dog: Lethal Wappin')

#2 Posted by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: Crazy... I just checked a couple hours ago to see if MS Bingo was on the app store (Jeff's addiction randomly popped into my head), and I figured it had been there all along. Had no idea it just came out today.

#3 Edited by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

The opposite. I've been playing more than I have in a good while. Too much, actually; I'm having a bitch of a time committing to any one game.

"Hey, Transistor is fantastic-... Ooh, this month's PS+ games are up-... yay, a sale-... I should play some more Transistor... but I barely touched Hitman HD Collection... but I've played those games before, so I should prioritize, say, Alien Isolation... but I'm having a blast with Battlefield 3... but all of these half-finished Steam games..."

#4 Posted by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

@bisonhero: The jig is up! Cheese it, the fuzz are on to us! *hides under cardboard box*

#5 Posted by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

Wow, this has been surprisingly interesting. I never would have guessed this would suddenly be such a shitshow.

I do hope this doesn't hurt the card economy (ecardnomy) too much, though. I quite like the loop of selling off cards and getting a few free games, often with their own cards, each sale.

#6 Edited by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

Nah... THIS is a bad Omen:

Woof...

#7 Posted by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

@yummylee: Just checked his Twitter (managed to get through for a second) and he's arguing with some people as per usual. Didn't see anything about the video.

#8 Posted by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

I've thought about doing that, but on a more extreme level (not actually doing it, of course... I'm not a monster or a wizard. It's just a thought experiment): I'd raise my child in a cultural bubble, basically having him grow up "in the 90s", starting from his birth in "the mid-eighties". Everything in the house will be from the era, in order. TV will be painstakingly set up with pre-taped shows and ads (I haven't thought about how to convincingly have ten years of seamless television going, but this is largely unviable anyway). Music, games, and movies, the same idea. The internet as well, somehow.

I have unlimited funds and influence in this scenario, so I hire a town's worth of people to play along, like a Truman Show thing. He's basically living my childhood from a cultural standpoint.

Then, come January 1, 2000, the veil is lifted. 14 year old ShaggE Jr., still chuckling about Y2K, is handed a modern PC with modern games and internet. His mind blown, we all go out for cake and ice cream, and I spend the rest of my life paying for whatever psychological damage I caused. Worth it.

This scenario becomes even more interesting to me if I start it further and further back. What would raising a kid this way in "the 50s" do? Or the turn of the century?

I should reiterate that this is just for funsies. Even if it were possible, it would be a horrible thing to do.

#9 Posted by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

I don't know if it's even possible, but The Neverhood and Skullmonkeys. After seeing how gorgeous Armikrog looks, my fervor for a high res Neverhood has been reignited.

#10 Edited by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

@hazel123: I'm probably wasting my time replying to this, as I get the feeling you came to simply post and run, but what the hey. I've got some time to kill. I'll tackle a couple of the more egregious quotes.

"These games waste your life and are bad for your brain."

No. If anything, studies have shown the opposite. Games, by and large, have positive effects on cognitive development. As for "wasting your life", that's an awfully judgmental way of looking at how others spend their free time. Why is a game a less acceptable way to spend two hours than, say, a movie?

"We have also seen our fun little boy turn into a bad-tempered desperate nightmare of a child just because he has to stop playing a game that he can't stop playing because there is the next level and the next level and the next level."

A child acting out because he was told to stop doing a thing? Gasp! Must be those video games! ... Or, y'know, it could be because that's what children do. But it's easier to blame games, right? Easier than using the opportunity to teach your child to develop self control.

"Give children fighting games from the age of 5 and let them spend all day doing it and you end up with a child with a very strange view of the world who doesn't spend enough time in the real world."

Then perhaps don't let them spend all day doing it. Crazy idea, but it just might work.

"I am of the generation that remembers a time when computers were seen as bad for people full stop! Radiation from screens causing cancer, eye problems, mobile phones giving you brain tumours etc."

This is a particularly telling quote. You're basically saying you've become nostalgic for ignorance and fear of technology. Also, I'm of that same generation, and... no. They weren't seen as bad "full stop". News station fear pieces and tabloids do not the entire world make.

"This isn't Tom and Jerry - it's fighting with weapons."

... Right.

"I also remember the stories of teenagers who suddenly go out and kill someone and psychologists say - he had a strange childhood spent playing violent computer games for too long."

But conveniently, you forgot that these psychologists were disproven time and again. And what of the other millions of people who grew up playing games, violent and otherwise, that have never so much as harmed a fly? Correlation. Causation. Read up on the relation before you blame a PlayStation. (sorry, the rhyme was right there, and my inner Johnnie Cochran came out)

"but as we know, once you have computer games your child wants to play them all the time and loses interest in everything else, so the issue is much bigger than restricting time on computer games"

Who is "we" exactly? Because in the real world where video games are not a form of heroin, that's rarely the case. And when it is the case, there's probably a deeper issue to be dealt with. Games aren't a new thing. I'm guessing that, since you have a young child, you grew up in the age of games just as I did. Tell me - how did our generation not collapse into pools of fat and Cheeto dust if games are the insanely addictive gateway drug you make them out to be? In fact, given the amount of people that play some form of video game these days, be it Facebook games or hardcore shooters, you'd think society would have collapsed by now.

And yet, despite the handwringing and fearmongering the likes of which have been aimed at such things as rock music, Elvis' hips, couples sleeping in the same bed on television, novels of every sort, bare ankles on the beach, and so on for the past few thousand years with equal fervor, the world continues on. Funny how that happens.

Edit: Oh! I forgot this gem!

"If fans of computer games are so rude then clearly the games have made them this way!"

Please tell me your kid goes to a good school, because if he's learning deduction skills at home, video games are the least of your concerns.