• PurpleOddity posted a message in the forum topic How many different genres do you all play?. on the General Discussion board

    I like all video games except country and rap.

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Episode 267.

    Hey Vinny. I have a degree in Gender, Sexuality and Culture and I'm working on my PhD. You're alright at this stuff. You do something a lot of people don't with your coverage: you're aware of your own...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Journey to the Savage Planet.

    Point of pedantry: Subnautica's world is fully 'bespoke' as well, the only thing that is randomised is where you start in the shallows.

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

    Jan, Gohan TOTALLY encounters a robot in the original cut of DBZ. It leads to a tragic tale of friendship and loss. I'm shocked by this robo-erasure.

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Death Stranding Review.

    @wrofir:I don't think that the divisiveness itself is a problem, I just think that most reviews have failed to separate Kojima himself from his fan base. All of Kojima's games are self-mocking through...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Death Stranding Review.

    I feel like I'm a little disappointed with Giant Bomb's coverage of this whole thing. Now, given the fact that there's no way I can divorce myself from the fact that I am a fan of most of Kojima's wor...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post 608: OK DOOMer.

    I really need to see the story in this game for myself--I have incomplete data! I feel like I usually disagree with Jeff and Ben on narrative decisions in the hardest possible way, but Jeff seems to u...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Brad and Jeff Show off Death Stranding for 20 Minutes (and Then 10 More).

    This seems like an instance of personality-driven gaming journalism functioning as intended. I love it when a game sends Jeff into an endearing little spiral because it's often a good sign that I'll e...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post The Exorcist.

    Speaking of bad, neck related shit, I have a great personal story. Warning, medical nightmare ahead: SPOILER It actually didn't bother me at all, but the experience will definitely stick with me. Not...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Episode 230.

    @chode-talker said:@purpleoddity: Not gonna quote the whole thing, but your last comment here was excellent to read. It gives me a lot of hope to see these topics discussed with such nuance in any ga...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Ep 305 - Blair Witch.

    You don't really need to bathe kitties unless they're unable to groom themselves for some reason. We only started bathing our cat this year and he's 16--he's old, grumpy and smelly.

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Episode 230.

    @mrfluke said:@purpleoddity: Your saying there are scenes in Witcher 3 that exist for the sake of being horny? other than the romance scenes can you point me to a example thats super out of place? (I...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Episode 230.

    @fedallah said:@mrfluke: "Abby's searing hatred for the female body once again prevents her from enjoying a great game. It's nice to be against objectifying people but Christ."That was a few comments...

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  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Episode 230.

    What a weird and uncomfortable tone at the start of this week's podcast. Dan's snarky DS talk, Abby's problem with The Witcher 3 kinda going unremarked upon, and whatever that weird beef Jeff and Dan ...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Best Vibes with Jeff and Ben.

    @Sintes I meant postmodern in the context of political philosophy. There’s debate on the subject, of course, but it’s usually a bit better thought out than ‘lol crazy.’ I spent some time in art school...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Best Vibes with Jeff and Ben.

    @drachmalius: It's odd that we don't seem to afford game creators the same degree of freedom and respect as authors--we don't tend to call writers self-indulgent for telling the story they want to tel...

  • PurpleOddity posted a message on the post Best Vibes with Jeff and Ben.

    Jeff's criticism around the MGS fandom is a little off the mark. People aren't necessarily reading meaning that isn't there. Kojima is pretty heavily into postmodern literature; there are some interes...