Swimm's forum posts

#1 Posted by Swimm (16 posts) -

@philberto: Got it! Thank you very much!

Should EA/Respawn be kind enough to send a code my way, I'll be sure to pass it on here.

#2 Posted by Swimm (16 posts) -

Rest in peace, Ryan. Your articulateness, humorousness, and kindness will be sorely missed.
The news has saddened me to an extent I never thought possible for someone I never had the pleasure of meeting in person - partly because of what an excellent human being Ryan was, and partly because as @SPNKr on Twitter put it:

It's rough because nobody in this industry is supposed to die. We're a ton of grown kids. Kids aren't supposed to die.
#3 Posted by Swimm (16 posts) -

Hey duders! Just joined the corp as Aldrick Charante. Looking forward to space trucking with you all!

#4 Posted by Swimm (16 posts) -

Everything you did for this wonderful, ridiculous site, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, made it that much more amazing. Thank you, and good luck with your future endeavors!

#5 Edited by Swimm (16 posts) -

@nettacki said:

@swimm said:

Great roundup as always, Patrick!

I appreciated seeing a thoughtful, respectful counterpoint to the first episode of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. It seems like most of the responses out there are more interested in attempting to discredit Sarkeesian than engaging on her arguments, so it was nice to see a constructive response.

Ironically, Sarkeesian and her supporters seem to want to discredit her critics as well while there are many other critics trying to engage her arguments anyway, but they are ignored and thrown into the "lol sexist" group. Seriously, how can you explain her inability to properly accept criticism by virtue of completely disabling the ratings and comments section of her video? To me, that's an act of cowardice, not an attempt at responsible moderation.

Because the last time she left YouTube comments enabled, it looked like this. Even if someone wanted to make a substantial response in that comments section, it'd almost certainly be lost amongst the cursing and screaming. There's no shortage of other, better ways on the Internet to express an opinion on the video.

#6 Posted by Swimm (16 posts) -

Great roundup as always, Patrick!

I appreciated seeing a thoughtful, respectful counterpoint to the first episode of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. It seems like most of the responses out there are more interested in attempting to discredit Sarkeesian than engaging on her arguments, so it was nice to see a constructive response.

#7 Posted by Swimm (16 posts) -

Thanks for putting this together! I really enjoyed going through the data and seeing what the community thinks of last year's games.

I wasn't expecting Mass Effect 3 to be ranked one higher than I had it, given the explosive reaction it received when it launched. It's also interesting how more people put FTL on their lists than Fez, but Fez was placed higher on lists among people who liked it than FTL was among its fans. I suppose it's because FTL has a broader, more immediate appeal than Fez, which only people in certain niches are going to love once they dig into it.

#8 Posted by Swimm (16 posts) -

Genius.

#9 Edited by Swimm (16 posts) -

@PresidentOfJellybeans: I had that same issue happen when xbox.com changed some of its systems a few months back. Try deleting any Microsoft-related cookies (xbox.com, live.com) and restart your browser. That cleared it up for me.

Great interview, Patrick! Nice to hear a more detailed response to this issue.

Edit: Hah, looks like I was beaten to it by a few minutes. :)