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#1 Edited by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

You're supposed to play it on the PC. Dark Souls at 1080 (downscaled from 2560, even) with advanced ambient occlusion and all the extras at solid 60fps...

Praise the sun.

#2 Posted by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

Well shit.

#3 Edited by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

Please don't let this fuck up Metro.

Please don't let this fuck up Metro.

Please don't let this fuck up Metro.

#4 Posted by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

I still respectfully request/angrily demand a Quicklook! ;)

#5 Posted by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

@Xeirus said:

There's one out by another guy, the game looks awful boring for a QL though.

So... I picked it up. So much for careful with my money, lol!

It's a bit awkward at first, and was clearly done by a small team, but.

But there's real passion put into it by that team. One can tell. And that video there showed the awkward early bit, before things get interesting. And they DO get interesting!

#6 Posted by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

He'd be good, too. I just didn't think of him because I know he's only just now planning on building a proper gaming PC.

#7 Posted by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

By "demand" I mean "repectfully request". And I want Dave, Drew, and/or Vinny to do it.

This game looks like it might be right up my alley. I mean, you need to find and drink water to survive! You collect things and study them! There's a monster you apparently can't kill!

However, what with the Steam sale, and FarCry 3 out soon, I can't be taking big risks. I need to see this in action.

Please?

#8 Posted by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

@dr_mantas said:

@ElvishPresley said:

I love this article, Patrick, but one part really troubled me: "I do not consider myself a feminist or particularly aligned with the feminist movement." Meriam-Webster defnines "feminism" this way: 1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. EQUALITY. That is what the larger discussion on gender rights is missing. The conservative right (and men in general) have managed to spin feminists into a group of ball-busting estrogen junkies who believe that their sex is far superior to males, the end-all-be-all of the human race. THAT IS NOT THE CASE. So despite your fantastic article, I think this one small part almost derails it completely. It is completely endemic to the larger problem at hand. You ARE a feminist, Patrick, if you believe women are and should be treated equal to men. Other fellow male users on GB are probably feminists, too, but just unsure or afraid to label themselves as such. You don't have to have a Master's Degree from a liberal college. You don't have you be a lesbian. You don't even have to be a woman. Let's all be feminists, duders.

If we're playing dictionary, here's Oxford http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/feminism. Notice the women's rights part. Feminism is for equality of the sexes, but only strives for equality if women are in disadvantage.

Besides, how can one moment encompass everything from "every rational human being" to the S.C.U.M manifesto. Gender equality is a much better term.

That's not what that definition says, at all. Here, I'll quote it: "the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes".

"On the ground of" means its fundamental basis is the equality of the sexes. That's the foundation, the most important part. Since, in the ridiculously overwhelming majority of cases, it is women who are the disadvantaged, their rights need advocacy.

#9 Posted by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

I'm 100% with you on this, Patrick. A lot of us are.

The responses to these just prove, over and over, how necessary they are.

#10 Edited by thebigJ_A (990 posts) -

@Nettacki said:

@thebigJ_A said:

Since I built a proper gaming PC last year, (it's not as expensive, nor anything like as difficult, as you think. Everyone should try it. Even you. Yes, you.) the release of new consoles, which used to get me excited, is completely irrelevant. As far as power goes, I'm already two generations ahead of whatever the NEXT xbox or Playstation can do. I also have a far larger variety of games, and they all look better. Sure, there's always one or two games exclusive to the console I'd like to play (ZombieU in this case), but weigh that against the dozens or hundreds of games only a PC gamer has access to. Hell, there are entire genres of games that are exclusive to PCs.

In other words, what's a console, and why do people still care?

And yet, more people still buy more consoles and games on consoles than they buy PC games. Gee, I wonder why?

It's easy to make bald assertions, but can you back them up with data? The majority of PC game sales are direct download, and none of those are reported in overall gaming sales figures (like, say, NPD). Consumer reporting still hasn't caught up with the times. Hell, just look at Steam. They doubled in sales last year. And each of the six years before that. http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/06/steam-sales-increase-100-percent-for-the-seventh-straight-year/

In other words, don't just say things because you feel like they're true.