xAbleAssassinx's forum posts

#1 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -

@clstirens said:

@xAbleAssassinx said:

Whether or not women should be treated equally is not a political matter, it's just not. It's a human fucking matter. Men and women are the same and there should be no fucking difference in their quality of life or social experience that we can help. End of.

+1

Thank you, and good lord do I hate it when things get political. It's always makes it a "They're ignorant, so therefor my argument is better" and it helps no one.

Or "I have a blanket policy of disapproving or disagreeing with people who think like you do, so I'm generally just going to fire contrarion hot air at you till I start to look a fool, at which point I'll pretend my argument has been about something else entirely and that you just weren't paying attention."

#2 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -

@Milkman said:

@xAbleAssassinx said:

You know what is tiring about this subject? The reaction it gets. Not the topic itself. That's what makes me roll my eyes and not want to click through and read. I tire at just the thought of seeing the inane moronic comments of the vacuous medieval minds that are let's face it, a blight on our community. Because I should click through, and I should read. This needs to be discussed, because it's clearly an issue. And where better to discuss it or voice an opinion, than a transparent specialist website in the relevant field, like Giant Bomb.

I can't even fathom why people are bringing the political persuasion of the overall site into it. There are very few news or media outlets that don't lean to the left or right to some degree, but why does that matter? Whether or not women should be treated equally is not a political matter, it's just not. It's a human fucking matter. Men and women are the same and there should be no fucking difference in their quality of life or social experience that we can help. End of.

If you don't care... fine. Ignore it. Anyone who suggests that this twitter thing is being "thrown in your face" is a buffoon. You don't need to click on the hashtag, you can unfollow whoever you want. You don't need to click through/read this article. You don't need to comment. You don't need to care... So go away.

If you do care... good.

I like that second paragraph. The fact that anyone thinks that sexism is a political argument is maybe one of my more disturbing things about this whole topic.

It's one of the more disturbing things about certain portions of our community in general. That this is even being argued about baffles me. Either you are indifferent, you are sexist, or you are against women being treated like this. I know it sounds ridiculous or too black and white, but when you boil it down, there really isn't any other valid stance to take on the matter. I'm not saying you either hate women or you're going to rise up in aid of them. But I mean, these are real women, in the industry that we love (and probably most other industry's), being treated negatively based on their gender. It shouldn't be happening. You can't argue with that, unless you're in someway a misogynist. So discussing anything else really just distracts from the matter at hand. Why all these pedants are even attempting to argue semantics that aren't even relevant, really worries me.

#3 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -

You know what is tiring about this subject? The reaction it gets. Not the topic itself. That's what makes me roll my eyes and not want to click through and read. I tire at just the thought of seeing the inane moronic comments of the vacuous medieval minds that are let's face it, a blight on our community. Because I should click through, and I should read. This needs to be discussed, because it's clearly an issue. And where better to discuss it or voice an opinion, than a transparent specialist website in the relevant field, like Giant Bomb.

I can't even fathom why people are bringing the political persuasion of the overall site into it. There are very few news or media outlets that don't lean to the left or right to some degree, but why does that matter? Whether or not women should be treated equally is not a political matter, it's just not. It's a human fucking matter. Men and women are the same and there should be no fucking difference in their quality of life or social experience that we can help. End of.

If you don't care... fine. Ignore it. Anyone who suggests that this twitter thing is being "thrown in your face" is a buffoon. You don't need to click on the hashtag, you can unfollow whoever you want. You don't need to click through/read this article. You don't need to comment. You don't need to care... So go away.

If you do care... good.

#4 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -

@Jace said:

CBS, please go grab Rich. GB needs a decent east coast correspondent. Most of the GB community already loves the guy, he would be a great fit.

Burn on Navarro.

#5 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -

It's funny how American's are taught more about the British in relation to this time period than the actual British are. People love to acuse American's of glossing over the not-so-shiny patches of their past, but they're clearly not the only ones to be guilty of that.

#6 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -

Mine is SoundsLikeAbel

#7 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -

@Double0hFor said:

i hear she will be on the cover of the collectors edition... if its true, ill be a little disappointed, im not sexist or anything, i love women, but i would rather a generic cover for it like they did for ME2, or at least the male version that has been around the WHOLE series

Dude... Really? You'd rather have that douchey, roid-head, maleshep on the front of your box? Why? I mean, it baffles me that people even play as default MaleShep, considering the character design is so generic and the VO so shitty. FemShep just provides a better story and playing experience, I'd happily take a box with her on it.

#8 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -

@NickL said:

This deserved a thread? BTW Jeff has already been on tv

Jeff is being so sensible lol but he does do really well on this. Somehow his cadence here reminds me of Nic Cage :S

#9 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -
@Rhaknar said:
great trailer, what song is that during the catwoman part?
Get Some by Lykke Li. 
 
@illmatic19 said:
So I guess this is this generations Metal Gear Solid 2?
Lolwut? How on earth do you figure that, The AA didn't have nearly as big an impact on the gaming world as MGS did, and AC doesn't have anywhere near the amount of hype surrounding it that MGS2 did. MGS was a better game than AA anyhow.
#10 Posted by xAbleAssassinx (199 posts) -
@PandaBear said:
@buckybit said:
@Alraiis:  
  
(maybe I am going to far here, but I like to explain something. I hope, it's interesting for someone on GB) 

I get the intention using (pop)music for game trailers.  
I get the necessity for using music. 
 
My very personal beef is: I associate the pop-songs already with 'something'. 
 
We are in reverse Psychology territory here:  
 
Using music that is 'cool' - attaching it to a movie-trailer, gameplay etc - sends the message: "The music is cool = our game/film is AS cool! We are even! This (our stuff) is exciting!"  
 
That's marketing psychology beyond just "having music" in a trailer. There is an intention behind it, working. Intrusive. Infectious. For someone like me, even close to offensive.  
 
The Gears of War + Adam Lambert's "Mad World" trailer works on the other hand. It is 'funny' for some, but more important than that, it captures the emotional intention of the song! It stays true to the material. That's why it 'worked'.
 
Portishead "Machine Gun" mixed with blurry promises of 'something' only leaves the song 'doing the work'. The game footage tells me nothing - the song speaks of a dark relationship, emotional dispair, very personal fears.  
 
There is no room for a FPS... unless you give me something narrative, that carries a complementary message. Like a film negative to a positive.
 
(Again- sorry for going on about this. But hey, I get it. I have to swallow these things and live with them. Grumpy old man, that I am, haha. :)
The Gears of War + Adam Lambert's "Mad World" ??? Are you crazy? it was the Gary Jules version, an (awesome) cover of the (excellent) Tears for Fears song. Adam Lambert... sheesh
 
The Gears of War trailer was BULLSHIT too. It made out like that game had some kind of emotional story. The shit about your wife was pathetic, in fact 99% of Gears story is garbage. I really like those games, but they put very little effort into making it coherent.   In THAT instance a song was used to give the illusion that that game had a story when it had none. If anything it was taking a good songs credibility to give their own game some, when it had none. Yeah it won awards, but Shakespeare in Love won Best Picture at the Academy Awards too. This is not a TRAILER, it's a TEASER. It's flavour. It's showing you the game's themes are tone, not it's gameplay. In a short space of time I understood so much about that world - the gas masks, the monsters, the small spaces. You CANNOT comment on Metro Last Light's story based on THIS.  It sounds more like your a Portishead fan who has a bee in their bonnet.

Machine Gun - Portishead. One of my favourite songs and put to very good use here. I can't believe people are criticising the excellent choice in music because of a no doubt intentional psychological and emotional affect. That is precisely why the music was chosen.  The trailer works because of it.

Regardless of whether it's the sound or the visuals that make it so, the trailer works, and that's the goal of a trailer... to 'work'. The fact that it offends you personally is irrelevant.