• shenstra posted a message in the forum topic This Right Here Is Why Digital Everything Is a ROTTEN Idea.. on the General Discussion board

    My two cents:This isn't a problem with digital distribution per se, it's a symptom of a much larger infrastructure problem. The exact same problem strikes websites, companies, governments etc. It's a ...

  • shenstra posted a message in the forum topic Games you wish would get localized in your country?. on the General Discussion board

    I'm still waiting for a European release of Trauma Team. No localization needed. I just need Nintendo to put the American version on the eShop. Would sell me on the WiiU...

  • shenstra posted a message in the forum topic Is it pointless to review indvidual TV show episodes?. on the Off-Topic board

    @br4dl3i9h said:Yeah, I get that. I think the problem with a lot of sites, though, is that the entire review is stuffed with spoilers, so you can either read it, fully aware that any surprises are go...

  • shenstra posted a message on the post The Growing Illusion of Single Player.

    @scribblethief said:I think we have two issues here: marketing/PR and audience identification/development....Agreed. Here's my take on both issues. Marketing:Sales numbers rule the industry and the in...

  • shenstra posted a message on the post Microsoft Walks Through Next Month's Xbox One Update.

    Meanwhile in the Netherlands (and 58 other countries), PS4 has the distinct advantage of being out there, for people to buy. Doesn't really affect me personally (I just bought a new PS3, no plans to b...

  • shenstra posted a message in the forum topic Ok to call someone skinny, but not ok to call someone fat?. on the Off-Topic board

    @monkeyking1969 said:The science is pretty clear that too many people are obese, that it isn't good for them. There is not 'big boned', there is not 'my metabolism', and there is a HUGE difference be...

  • shenstra posted a message in the forum topic Ok to call someone skinny, but not ok to call someone fat?. on the Off-Topic board

    While these words are roughly each other's opposite, they carry very different emotional and social implications. The word "skinny" (as far as I can tell) generally isn't meant in a bad way. Unlike, s...