What would you say if the new console was called Xbox Forever?
Imagine a real PS fanatic having to say that. It is a pretty disgusting idea to name it that, but okay, I admit that it'd be a hilarious marketing decision having people say "Xbox Forever".
I've heard "Xbox Infninity" and "Xbox 720", along with "The Xbox", and "Xbox MIST" (MIcroSofT) which I came up with just now... What other good marketing names can you come up with? Perhaps even better that that of Microsoft themselves could come up with?
Now, for retarded reasons, I had a dream tonight which I just woke up from. In the dream, they announced it as "Xbox AC". But dreams are delusions, they always are, and always will be.
Is it too much, or would it pressure people too much if hunger & sleep was implemented, along with "needs", such as peeing or shitting...?
Surely the creatures have the ability to pee/shit/getting hungry?
Imagine the following.. You fight a bad-ass boss, and things are going very well for you and your team. However, you need to take a dump. So, your focus goes down, constantly, and as a result, you won't do as well as you normally would.
Is this on the way into MMOs? What do you think? Would MMOs get better from including things such as hunger, and the other "needs"? Would hunters who kill creatures/farm crops actually pay a much more important role in that case?
Discuss! - What do you think, would MMOs get better from such things as these?
While we're at it - is there anything you'd like to see from the real world implemented into MMOs which seems to be oddly missing from it?
Sonic The Hedgehog - One of my favorite videogame characters, ruined.
A few years back, he was an Icon of innovation, graphics, and speed.
Remember this li'l fella?
So do I. I have fond memories of Sonic 1 and Sonic 2. At Sonic 3, things started to go downhill, but what happened? - 1. The gameplay felt slow. Sonic is about SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED, and while I appreciate a few puzzles, Sonic 3 just felt a lot like a puzzle to me. A boring one. Rarely were there speed-segments, and when there was, the sense of speed just wasn't there anymore.
Then there's this guy...
This stranger made me HATE Sonic The Hedgehog. While I admire SEGA's wish to change, it shouldn't take as long as it has in order to figure out that the way they made the newer Sonic games was a FUCK-UP! - The newer Sonic games felt like on-rail games. Little to no exploration, nearly NO puzzles, and no Tails (for the most part).
This game.... is great! They went back to the good old times (makes me sound old... xD) with interesting new mechanics, the feeling of speed is back, FINALLY, oh and there were even a few puzzles!
I take it you guys know of Gametrailers' Geoff Keighley. What you may not know is that he is a fucking asshole.
Here's an interview from back in 2010 which totally made me change my mind about him. I used to like the guy, but after seeing this... i'd gladly watch him go a 10-round, bare-knuckles, no protection match vs Iron Mike Tyson.
Square Enix's Naoki Yoshida is causing more and more problems.
On the SE boards, he has now posted the following when asked if he was into guys.
Naoki_Yoshida "LOL No! I'm normal!!", as if to say that people of other orientation are abnormal. - This will surely hurt SE evenmore.
I REALLY like how much he cares for FFXIV but he is losing customers by saying stuff like this.
It is 2013 now. Societies all over the world has started to accept that people like different things, and that just because of that, they shouldn't be discriminated against.
Why is MMOSSM (MMO Same-sex marriage) controversial anyway?
Where is the controversy in being an Elf, having gotten married to another Elf? I don't see it. There is only positive things to come from this.
1. You spit people who are against love in the face.
2. You show that your company is open-minded, gaining good PR.
3. The players won't see your company as being discriminatory.
FFXIV (Final Fantasy 14)'s producer Naoki Yoshida's weak answer however was something different.
"When the era came to an end, something happened that led to the sanctum being rediscovered. So what is this place for? Well, in creating a world, we wanted put anything in it that is close to reality. Marriage is one of those things. That’s why we built the sanctum--so that characters and players can get married. The system for weddings--proper services and such--might not be available right from the beginning. It’ll most likely be added in a patch. However, we’ve already prepared a place for it.
As for same-sex marriage, this is an extremely controversial topic that has been under discussion in the MMO world for the past few years. First we would like to start out with opposite-sex marriage, and then consider the feedback from our players in order to make a careful decision.I can’t say whether or not it will be possible at this point in time. I’d like to keep dialog open with our players as we deliberate the matter."
So he dances around the answer...
This will hurt Square Enix evenmore. That is not what they want, nor what they need. The absolute shit-fest that was the FFXIV launch 2 years back buried the game with bad criticism, forcing the producer and the dev team out of SE's buildings. Denying this will definitely NOT help SE.
Is it fair to remove content that one has paid for with their subscription just because one happen to bind with another character of the same gender?
When debating with religious people something that is destined to come up is the free-will argument. It basically goes like this:
A: The "god" gave us free will so we can do what we want.
B: The "god" can't be held responsible for what humans do with their free will.
So, the problem here is that they assume that free will exists (and that a "god" exists), but does free will really exist? - The short answer is "No", and I will prove it to you.
Pick a color that you like, any color. Now ask yourself "why do I like this color?". - The answer is bound to events that has already occured, you yourself have no say in it. If you think that you do, try the following: Imagine something that you really dislike, or really love. Now, in an instant, start to love the thing you hate/hate the thing you love. Can't do it? Of course not. You have no say in what you like and what you do not like.
Pick a direction; right, left, up, or down. - Or then again, maybe you don't choose any of the diretions mentioned, or a direction at all. Can you force the answer to be one of the unlisted directions? Yes. Is that free-will? No. You force yourself to pick as you are not satisfied with the options.
So how is this not free will? - Because you never decided on your own. Inside your head, an internal battle is unfolding as you yourself try to come with an answer, this, you are not aware of because it is an extremely fast process.
Pink and Blue.
Back in the 70's it was normal for boys to like pink and blue to girls, then this inverted so that the boys were more connected to blue, and girls to pink.
Why do most boys dislike pink nowadays? Because of culture. - "A boy should like blue and play with guns. A girl should like pink and play with dolls."
So sadly the boys think that "pink is bad due to it not being part of their gender, but the opposite gender". And girls may do the opposite.
Luckily, not all kids are brainless, and do start to wonder why this is. Some will say that they do like pink even if they are guys. Some girls will say that they do enjoy to play war, although it is a "boy thing". - What am I trying to say? - Simple. To brainwash a kid to think that x is "not for you"/"bad", has an effect on the kid if presented with it. Not only kids are susceptible to such abuse, even more "grown-ups" are mentally unstable to such degree as to accept the most irrational position if given a threat harsh enough. I.E: "If you don't accept Jay-Zus you will BARN in wool!"/"Accept Aye-Slam or jaws will dye!" - This can actually make people who are gullible enough to accept the ridiculous claim and accept the religion, which is not only unintelligent, but a great showcase of how religions bash themselves into people's life using threats. It also is a grand showcase of the person's flawed rational thinking which most likely has to do with a flawed educational-system or religious indoctrination from a very young age.
Being able to reason well WILL help one to think about options reasonably and in such way "decide" the most reasonable answer, or search for deeper understanding within the subject being discussed. - Do you decide? Yes. Is it a choice to "decide" the reasonable answer? No. You have no choice because your way of thinking determines the outcome. Yes, this can be altered depending on if you are intelligent enough to accept that you may be wrong, something that is extremely important in learning, but you will always go with what makes sense to you. BUT what about colors? Why can't we decide to like a color that we don't like? Or, if we don't dislike any colors... can we decide to dislike one color entirely? - No. If we assume that we want to dislike green, and that we like it very much, this is simply something that won't happen.
I never used to like purple. Now I do, and I know why:
I like purple because of this character, Akuma. It made me realize that purple really is a powerful and beautiful color.
Some people will disagree, and that is definitely understandable as people are different.
Some people that may not necessarily like purple normally, may like purple in this very context, whereas they don't like purple under normal circumstances. But do they choose to like it in this context? No.
Ok, time to wrap this up.
Free will does not exist. It may seem like it does, but it doesn't as I have proven to you guys just now. Determinism? Absolutely. We have to determine, it is just that, well, we can't affect the determinated outcome that will be the final answer.
...So what?! I'll be straight (but I am not). People should stop being so damn picky about cursewords, especially when one knows that what the person said was clearly not intended. Just get over it. - Yes I am gay and no I don't give a flying FUCK about what Ryan said. Infact, I laughed. Then, I got chills because I know he may get in trouble for this and I do NOT want that. It was a mistake, not intentional, let it go. Again, people will understand that he said it out of stress and that it wasn't intentional.
Do I feel offended by this? NO! Because I understand that it WASN'T intentional. Nobody should. - If you see this after watching The Lantern Run clip, you too will understand that he sincerely did not mean to say it.
This will be highly offensive to the Christian, Muslim and Jewish belief systems. - NOT the people. And if the people are offended, well, that's too bad.
"Some people need faith in their lives." = "Some people needs to not think sometimes in their lives."
"I am a man of religious faith." = "I am a man who is so secure in my beliefs that I don't need knowledge."
Religious faith is stupidity tolerated and respected, and for some reason, attacking a person's faith (stupidity) is wrong. - Now, I totally dig idiots for the sake of entertainment, but when these people's beliefs comes up in politics, like Rick Perry's, then something is fucked up, royally.
I am one of the most critical person's there is when it comes to religious beliefs. I tend to think that religious thinking is causing brain damage. Do I have evidence for such things? Yes. Scientifically proven evidence? Yes. It actually causes real brain damage. - Now get this, it is not to be offensive that I say this, it is merely truth. I know people tend to dislike truth on these forums, reflecting back on previous topics, but hey.. If you can't handle reality, you're going to have a hard time.
Next, a fun clip. You will laugh, I guarantee you that... but who are you really laughing AT? Your own beliefs? Well, if you are religious. Most likely.
There is a long pause at 54 seconds, just hit play and the video continues.
Okay, I take it that you have watched, and laughed. - Your thoughts? - I personally find it incredible that the arabic man can believe in this total BULLSHIT.
Now, reflect upon your views. - I personally do not involve myself in supernatural nor faith based nonsense because I am not a fucking idiot. Yes, people who believe in things for which there is no evidence for are idiots in that very sense.
Next: Christianity, eviscerated by the great, late Sir Christopher Hitchens.
"The bible never encourages slavery." - It specifically tells you HOW to sell your daughter into slavery. (Ex 21:7) - If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve... (Ex 21:2) - And Jesus recommends savage beating of disobedient slaves. (Lk 12:46-47) - And, "Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear..." (1 Pet 2:18)
Lastly, Judaism is massacrated, rightfully so, for its barbaric genital mutilation tradition.
"Faith is called Faith because it is NOT KNOWLEDGE." - Sir Christopher Hitchens
Second time writing this... Fucking image inserter wouldn't work and crashed everything. - I may update this with a longer version more in size with the first one I wrote but now I just lost enthusiasm so i'll just write a small one.
Have you no honor?! Well, what is honor? Honor is defined in several ways. Mostly, as high respect.
You have honored your family. - How? How does one person honor an entire family? What if the rest of the family are assholes?
Medal of Honor. - The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.
The medal given to reckless soldiers who goes out and guns down people in other countries for the sake of their own countrys "security". - How this medal is supposed to give respect I do not know, mainly because for what I can understand going by the pre-requisite is that it deserves no respect at all whatsoever. ...Oh, wait.. patriotism. Heh.. funny. Fucking idiots.
To stand in honor of... - Mostly at church, burials, or at stadiums before play, or in schools. - For some reason, wearing a HAT is a bad thing because apparently wearing a HAT is offensive to national anthems, churches and schools. I don't see how. How does removing ones fucking hat equal respect? Why not remove ALL clothes?
Honor - Honesty. Honesty is to be honorable? Then don't be. if you were honest all of the time you'd be in trouble. Why? Curiosity. - Imagine you get curious about trying to drink, but you're underage. You come home and smell a bit. Your parents asks you if you have drinked any alcoholic beverages...
1. No, some guy accidently spilled some over me.
2. Yes. I was curious.
Here, you may want to tell the truth depending on how well you know your parents.
- Almost same scenario. You get curious about testing weed and a cop approaches, he doesn't see you use nor have weed, but he asks what you are doing.
1. Enjoying the sunset.
2. Preparing weed for yourself. - This gets you in jail for illegal drug posession.
Tell the truth and you are an idiot. Honest, but an idiot.
Honor has lost the power it once had on me. People used to say.. "Yagami you have no fucking honor." - "Yes I DO!" i'd reply. Now, when I realize what honor actually is, (When I was younger, like 12 or so, i'd think honor was something important, it isn't.) the answer is mostly "No". I have no honor and honor should not be automatic, depending on what definition of "honor", the answer may vary, but mostly "No".
Honor - Respect. It may very well only mean respect because that is what it is mostly referred to mean - to show high respect. Respect should NEVER be automatic, it should be EARNED and depending upon the person's performance and actions. - Same with military personell, and law enforcement. I do NOT respect their profession. Their job is to get people in jail, and to tell you how to live your life, but do I respect them as human beings..? Maybe, do they deserve it?
Edit: I just have to add this: "It has been an honor meeting you." - How? How is it an honor to meet another person? Why the automatic respect? How is meeting one person an honor? What makes the one person a honor to meet? It can be someone you look-up to, but does that make that person deserving of more respect than you? - I guess it is a matter of how one sees it. If I knew that the person I met had done something good that I personally respect, i'd probably say so. But if a person met me and said that it was an honor to meet me, i'd simply say that I am just a human just like the other person, and I deserve no extra respect for being myself.
"People found it offensive when I wore my hat in school, then they gave me the graduation hat and man was I offended." - Unknown