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#1 Posted by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

@scrawnto said:

@vigil80 said:

OcuBook is just another reminder that the middle class has enough money to pre-order $300 toys but not enough money to properly invest

— Chris Plante (@plante) March 26, 2014

Is Mr. Plante saying that the "middle class" are too stupid to invest, or don't have money in sufficient amounts to justify use of the term "invest?"

There is no part of that tweet that refers to intelligence at all. He specifically says "Not enough money to properly invest".

I figured, but I wanted to be sure. I don't follow Mr. Plante, so I have no way of gauging when his text is supposed to have sarcasm.

I wondered if it might be meant like, "Oh, you have enough money for beer, but you don't have enough to put gas in the car?"

#2 Edited by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

Thought-provoking. But...

But without the Oculus Rift project on Kickstarter, none of this would be happening. It's easy to be upset that you're not walking home with tens of thousands in your pocket, but that was never going to happen.

Could this be a bit of a misinterpretation? I'm sure there are those who are angry for this reason, but I don't think it's the main driver. I'm guessing it's a mistrust of Facebook, period. The reaction is similar to what I imagine if Oculus had been bought by, say, BP or Monsanto. But if Oculus had been purchased by Valve, on the other hand, the backlash would not be anywhere near as fierce.

OcuBook is just another reminder that the middle class has enough money to pre-order $300 toys but not enough money to properly invest

— Chris Plante (@plante) March 26, 2014

Is Mr. Plante saying that the "middle class" are too stupid to invest, or don't have money in sufficient amounts to justify use of the term "invest?"

#3 Posted by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

SWAT 4 was really good.

But I highly doubt Levine culled his studio down to a hand-picked few to work on anything they've already done.

I'm not too worried about the folks looking for new work. Bioshock/Irrational was regarded well enough that they'll probably find spots in other teams easily enough.

Maybe they should form their own studio and make something that outstrips Levine's next project.

#4 Edited by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

At first, it sounds like bad news. But then I imagine a scenario where Zelda, Pokémon, and Animal Crossing are multi-platform, and working with other companies' hardware forces Nintendo to get current with their internet usage...

#5 Posted by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

Nitpicking can be taken too far, certainly, but let's not take it to the point of being a cheap shot against folks with fair things to say about Bioshock. After all, how good is a narrative that doesn't get you invested enough to ask questions about its world?

#6 Posted by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

Maybe this is obvious to everybody, but I think the stitches scene is a direct callback to Lee trying to deal with his arm.

http://youtu.be/V8MwvhsamGI?t=25s

http://youtu.be/kMRX7XuOYMU?t=1m15s

#8 Posted by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

@vigil80 said:
I didn't say "I killed him," when talking about Lee. I think that's another lesson my Lee taught Clem. He was already going to die, and Clem did him a kindness, even honored what he was, by keeping him from being a zombie. She's got her head on too straight for that kind of pointless guilt.

I don't see that as guilt, just honesty. Now, she could have phrased it better, sure, but there was no guilt involved in that statement.

Ah, ok. I just assumed that's what the tone would've been like.

I wouldn't necessarily even say that; the zombie that bit Lee is what killed him. But that's probably just semantics.

#9 Posted by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

I thought Lilly was another character from the comics. One of the Governor's people who gets shot and killed during the attack on the prison.

I...

  • Tried to help Christa
  • Killed the dog
  • Accepted the apology
  • Gave the water
  • Chose Pete

I also kept my mouth shut with the pregnant lady, and left the watch where I found it. My Lee taught Clem better than to be a jerk needlessly. And playing as a lone, pragmatic kid, it seemed more important to keep the food and medicine coming than to try to make a point to this bunch of strangers.

Still said "Still. Not. Bitten." though.

I didn't say "I killed him," when talking about Lee. I think that's another lesson my Lee taught Clem. He was already going to die, and Clem did him a kindness, even honored what he was, by keeping him from being a zombie. She's got her head on too straight for that kind of pointless guilt.

I didn't see the choice between Nick and Pete as choosing who dies, just choosing who Clem goes with. And even bitten, Pete still has more of his wits about him than Nick. So when I thought I heard him yelling, "hey, get over here!" I went.

#10 Posted by Vigil80 (428 posts) -

I'm not a Fish fan, but I've decided to take away something else from the story.

If you have people whom you appreciate, whether they're devs, the GiantBomb crew, or someone who makes Youtube videos, or some person on Etsy, take a little time to send them a positive message.