Xeirus's forum posts

#1 Posted by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

@captaininvictus: @xeirus: Two things I'd like to point out here.

It has never been our intent on the moderation side to stifle legitimate civil conversation, but we are going to stick to enforcing rules that prohibit harassment and discussions of people's private personal lives. Unfortunately, a lot of these recent debates were initially very tightly coupled with a lot of things inappropriate for discussion here, and as a result, we had to lock things down pretty hard to prevent things from entering inappropriate territory and getting out of hand.

Also, some of the language is a bit gross in the images in that post. Keep in mind that we can and will hold you responsible for linking to content that breaks the forum rules.

Except that you've (maybe not you specifically, but mods in general) have deleted every single post with her name at all. It's getting to the point where I don't even understand half the conversation going on now because most of it is missing.

There's a difference in moderating and outright silencing conversation.

#3 Posted by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

@ztf said:

"Microsoft also expects its deal to pay off almost immediately. It anticipates the deal will break-even by the end of fiscal year 2015, which ends on June 30, 2015. That's not very far off."

That can't be purely from game sales, right? At this point, I have to imagine most of the money Minecraft is making is coming from merchandising. But what do I know.

If you ever go into Toys R Us, their Minecraft stuff is fucking insane expensive.
There's so much crap they make money off of.

#4 Edited by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

It's cute that Notch thinks he can somehow put the genie back in its bottle, go back to being a struggling game dev who does game jams, and have everyone pretend things are the way before Minecraft. EVERYTHING he touches will have his reputation on it. Everyone will want to play the next thing from Notch, the Minecraft guy. He can't go back to being a struggling artist along with other REAL struggling artists with 2.5 billion dollars in his back pocket. Whether he chooses to live in it or not, the ivory tower is visible to everyone around him.

Your attitude is literally the reason he wants out.

#5 Posted by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

@sweeneytodd said:

Why would you use Twitter in the first place?

Also you're not allowed to talk about Zoe on ANY website.

Fixed.

Yeah, just saw they deleted all the threads about her... that's pretty lame.

#6 Posted by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

@icyeyes said:
@bollard said:

@spaghet3 said:

Does anyone else think this article reads a little weird? There are some awkward sentences. Not trying to rag on Patrick at all, but I think an editor or proofreader would improve these stories.

That being said, Giant Bomb is the only place I go for any news, I don't need the stories hot off the press. I just want them accurate.

I already pinged Patrick a PM, I'm sure he will fix the grammar mistakes. I'm sure he's used to it by now :P

With all due respect, I don't believe it's the community's responsibility to proof read all Patrick's articles. There are also plenty of free tools out there to help people with this stuff anyway. Is he just too proud/blind to use any of them? This part felt especially weird to me:

Still, a little caution--we had to wait less than two hours--would have save some headaches. Now, I'm faced with running stories like this, in which I have to consider publishing a news story to disprove a non-story?!

I believe that since Dan is the "Senior Editor", he's the one that should be proofreading all the articles, but Patrick is also considered the "Senior News Editor". So their positions may be equal. However, this also means that Patrick is actually the one that should be checking everyone else's news articles. A prospect that terrifies me.

If Giantbomb is the only place you go for news then I would be a bit concerned, especially if accuracy is important.

Edit: The whole article also seems like a critique on "gaming journalism news reporting", which makes it feel a bit vain and condescending.

You really need to relax....

#7 Posted by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

@memu said:

@arbitrarywater said:

@snide said:

Seeing Greg and Richard Garriot together is pretty awesome.

Yeah, I fully recommend that people watch that entire video.

The Richard Garriott interview is brilliant! I learned stuff.

The first RPG I ever played was Ultima IV. Fond memories.

UO was my first MMO and first and only Ultima game. Greg has worked on three of my favorite games.
I was that whole damn hour and was glued to the screen, so so good.

#8 Posted by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

Don't believe Ubisoft's lies this time, ok?

Also there is the Watch Dogs stuff.

Uh, looks fine to me... Far Cry was bad ass, I didn't feel cheated.

#9 Edited by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

That picture of young vinny is amazing........ AMAZING!

#10 Edited by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

@thehbk said:

Ken Levine is a selfish piece of trash. Another artist who thinks his creativity is stifled by the industry that made him. All those people who just lost a job and now don't know how to provide for their families. Yeah they might have jobs open but they gonna have to move. And you don't ever want to put your family through this kind of uncertainty. So let Levine enjoy his cup of coffee this morning and not care.

I didn't realize you knew him personally or had inside information about this, that's awesome.

Because, I mean, why else would you make such claims and talk trash about someone you've never met? Nah, you know something the rest of us don't. Good for you bro.