@zenmastah: haha. Mostly unrelated to the topic, but your userpic cracked me up. That woman's expression... ughhh...
TruthTellah's forum posts
@truthtellah: Man at $500 a day it's more like THEY'RE exploiting the employer. To just stand around in a sexy outfit? Someone stand up for these publishers getting gouged for model costs!
heh. Well, after their agency cuts, it sounds like they ultimately end up with around $100 of that potential $500, but yeah, it appears to be a decent enough wage for a big city. To me, it's less of an issue of their wages being poor than the gaming convention actually being more about booth babes than anything else. When they're the main draw, it kind of just becomes a promotional ogling event that happens to have some games.
I mean, a strip club could have some arcade cabinets in it, but I'd probably still take some issue with someone calling the establishment an arcade. When a convention is more about rounding up attractive women to pose in revealing outfits for a few days than anything to do with games, I'd at least say it's reason to criticize their focus and raise some questions. I think PAX has been smart to try to get away from booth babes, and ChinaJoy is basically the complete opposite extreme.
Looks interesting. I'll definitely give it a vote on Greenlight.
(your Greenlight link is messed up, by the way. So, people should copy and paste for the moment)
But got to say Xbox live was so much better than the PlayStation Network. So that's what Xbox One is on the top of my list at the moment.
Then I guess you have your answer. None of us will know for sure until they're actually out.
The new Star Trek and Pacific Rim are pretty good if you're into action movies. I hear Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel were fine, as well.
As far as thoughtful movies, I really have no idea what's good at the moment; though, I've heard The Place Beyond the Pines and 42 are good.
@yummylee: Youtube and gaming site comments have nothing on news site comments. They are by far the worst comments I have ever come across. Sometimes I venture down into that pit on a story, and I immediately fear for the future of mankind. Because it isn't just people saying awful, awful things about inconsequential topics. It's people saying horrendous, appalling things about stuff that actually matters.
Yeah, I can certainly see why that'd be even worse. It certainly makes stuff like dumb console fanboyism comments, or stupid shit centred around a review score, pale in comparison when you've got the same stupid shit that's being directed at something that, like you said, actually matters.
Guess that's just my slightly longwinded way of saying ''I agree'' :P
I'm fine with long-winded. ha.
I can honestly say that I've been able to get something out of almost every online forum or comments section I've interacting with. That includes the worst sections of gaming or 4chan.
But I only regret ever looking at news site comments. And it's not US news sites specifically. It's just about any news agency around. Heck, I interacted with a Chinese news site once, and the first response I got was someone calling me the n-word. I mean, you hear the worst things imaginable, often spoken sincerely. A lot of the sites rely on up-voting systems, as well, leading to the frothy foam of hatefulness to usually get prominence. I remember really enjoying an Al-Jazeera article a while back, and I mistakenly scrolled down to find that the top up-voted and replied comment was someone talking about the need for a violent end to all Jews. And some of the replies were like, "Amen!" or "You know, you make some really nice points for why they should be eradicated." And I'm just beside myself on how people can type and/or say things so awful on serious things.
@panelhopper: Just go with it. It will feel nice and warm in time. All your worries will just wisp away like the empty dust and sand that they are.
Also, John Vignocchi is one of the leads of Disney Infinity; so...