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#1 Edited by Sweep (8828 posts) -

Look forward to the creepy mod slash fiction that you'll inevitably be sent in the very near future.

It's actually impressive the amount of effort that guy puts in.

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#2 Edited by Sweep (8828 posts) -

I'd happily pay a decent monthly subscription if it opened up the entire steam catalogue. I spend a stupid amount on games in steam sales and I never play them anyway. Everything is heading towards micro transactions already, so fuck it.

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#3 Posted by Sweep (8828 posts) -

Your poll is missing a "I delete the comment and ban them" answer.

It's frustrating to see many people register that harassment of other people is taking place online but ignore it. We have a flag system here, and while it's not perfect, if you flag something then it WILL be seen by a moderator or member of staff, and if it's breaking our rules then action WILL be taken.

Harassment is not tolerated here in any form, regardless of context. If you see someone being an asshole then flag their comment. If it hasn't already been deleted then it's probably because it hasn't been flagged yet, not because we've seen it and are ignoring it.

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#4 Edited by Sweep (8828 posts) -

My kid is sick need heals pls

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#5 Edited by Sweep (8828 posts) -

You could say the same for mooooost things though. It's rare that a main character will be killed off halfway through a film, book, videogame, etc. Even Shakespeare has the decency to wait until the end of his plays before murdering everyone. It's only sociopaths like George R.R.Martin that murder your favourite dudes at the drop of a hat, and the only reason he can do that is because his cast is so large that he can afford to lose a few.

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#6 Posted by Sweep (8828 posts) -

@sweep:

What about animated movies, or OVAs or whatever? I know that there are some that have generally been successful with that, but as of right now, all I've got is Persona 3.

Maybe it's just the live action factor that fucks that up, at least a little?

I don't think it's about how they are interpreted, I think it's just that they don't understand what people want. You can't squeeze a 10 hour game into a 2 hour movie. You can't just wrench away control from the players and expect them to still be invested in the narrative. You either assume viewers know nothing and drown them in badly translated exposition, or you assume they already know everything, in which case you could argue there's no point in the first place.

I love The Last Of Us, but I honestly don't see why a film is needed. All I can see it doing is attempting to clone the cinematic nature of the game, which the game obviously already provides, so that's redundant. The only way I could be vaugely interested is if it was a spin-off, like that TV thing Halo is doing. The universe they have created is expansive enough to accomodate that. Unfortunately from the initial rumours it looks like it's going to be a live-action interpretation. From Sam Raimi no less, who has such a great track record of re-imagining other mediums as films. Eurgh.

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#7 Posted by Sweep (8828 posts) -

Alrighty, this thread is now effectively melting so we can finally lock it up.

Please don't necro old threads.

I know it's cool to see how opinions have changed over time, but half the people in these threads don't even use the site any more, which limits the discussion somewhat.

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#8 Edited by Sweep (8828 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll said:

@sweep said:

I hate this. I hate that people try to make films out of videogames. There's no decent liscence that has survived that transition in either direction.

I hope this falls through like that Uncharted movie, especially if Sam Raimi is involved. I mean fuck. They had something awesome and now they are actively trying to associate it with something that will inevitably be inferior for a cheap payout. Pathetic.

I agree this shouldn't really be a thing, but there are plenty of game properties that have had terrible movie adaptations and continued to release great games. Street Fighter survived several shitty movie adaptations and continues to go strong, same with Mortal Kombat. Tomb Raider also had two pretty awful movies, and while the series did have a bit of a lull for a few years, the best game in the series (the reboot) was released after those movies.

Oh, I'm not suggesting the poor films somehow diminish the quality of the games, but it's definitely not a classy move. Probably because it's so transparently moneygrabbing business types in suits going "That game was pretty good, how can we squeeze every last penny out of it?" It effectively makes the games, developers, and entire industry just look slightly less professional, and less likely to be taken seriously.

I'm also a total hypocrite, as I worked on one of the Resident Evil movies :D

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#9 Posted by Sweep (8828 posts) -

I hate this. I hate that people try to make films out of videogames. There's no decent liscence that has survived that transition in either direction.

I hope this falls through like that Uncharted movie, especially if Sam Raimi is involved. I mean fuck. They had something awesome and now they are actively trying to associate it with something that will inevitably be inferior for a cheap payout. Pathetic.

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#10 Edited by Sweep (8828 posts) -

My Jump Clone is inside Ryan Davis.

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