Recent content by Emergent System

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    The Pen is Mightier Than the Polygon: Why Words Matter

    Wish you had emphasized the importance of setting a little more. PS:T does use the power of the written word to build its world, but the world it builds is important too. If it was just yet another 'totally not middle earth' setting with pagan-style gods in it, ala faerun, it would not have...
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    Orcs Must Die 2 Review

    I set up paladin+archers on both sides to defend against air (self-healing paladin to absorb damage), then spent 90% of my resources building archers and tar traps on the path to one of the rifts, and placed some tar traps around the other path then personally killed all the monsters that came...
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    Jimquisition: Let's End the FPS Sausage-fest

    I don't understand this video, or why Jim feels qualified to speak of issues of gender at all when he puts dramatic misconceptions on display every time he does. One of the premises is that the lack of women is unrealistic, even though the reason there are so few of them is because that's...
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    Zero Punctuation: Spec Ops: The Line

    Thought t his was one of the funnier and more entertaining Zero Punctuations in a while. Game was okay too, I guess. After stuffing Morte back into the pillar of skulls in PS:T I've been dead inside, so I didn't really feel bad killing those NPCs.
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    Jimquisition: Xbox 360 and PS3 Are Just Very Crap PCs

    Do I really need to point out that minecraft doesn't exactly feature amazing physics either? And the xbox port is a poor shadow of the PC version, lagging behind in features, and limited in world size, which is practically infinite on the PC. I'm not sure why you say that the ability to use...
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    Jimquisition: Xbox 360 and PS3 Are Just Very Crap PCs

    The only reason I even own any consoles is because of exclusives. 'Cuz games like minecraft just blow everything else out of the water when it comes to pure graphical orgasmictude.
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    What do you wish to see in Rome 2: Total War

    I really hope they don't continue the "streamlining" trend that a lot of the newer, big game titles seem to be following. I wish they get close to Medieval 2 than Shogun 2, and that they actually allow modding since that's half the reason the old Total War titles are so great. As any enthusiast...
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    Jimquisition: Rape vs. Murder

    Come on, man. Rape isn't something women are incapable of doing - they do it a lot, it's hugely underreported, ignored when it is reported, or not registered when it is reported (many definitions, such as the only recently altered FBI one, it's literally impossible for a woman to rape someone by...
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    The Big Picture: Tropes vs. MovieBob

    MovieBob takes yet another stab at once again dogmatically reiterating how in a society where men live shoter lives, suffer more from all self-destructive attitudes, ranging from alcoholism, to addiction, to simply suicide, and how even though men, as a group, make more money, women, as a group...
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    Jimquisition: The Positive Side to Punching Nuns

    Yet another "sexism is wrong" diatribe that ironically, but unsupririsingly, operates based on the major unstated premise that sexism is only a problem if it's negatively affecting women.
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    The Big Picture: Not Okay

    Could see the theme of this episode coming from a mile away when I read the title. It's not surprising that a guy who thinks that a movie where dozens of men murder each other is mysogynistic because it features a scene where a woman is treated as a sex object (because being treated as a sex...
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    Escape to the Movies: Act of Valor

    A lot of masturbation by Bob over the military in this video. But then I guess you've got to do something to rationalize away supporting the idea of a professional army, instead of the historically much more sensible citizen army. It's no surprise the US anit-war movement has never recovered...
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    Jimquisition: Mass Effect 3: A Gay Erotic Love Story

    I, ah, I eruhhh... I don't - I don't know. I don't know why I listened to all of this. The full 8 minutes. It... ah... it was something. I must link this to everyone I know, and gauge their reactions.
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    Poll: Videogames and Women

    Eh, the portrayal of women in gaming could be better, just like the portrayal of men (though there tend to be more men, so we get to see more idiotic stereotypes for men than for women, though they're not any better), but it's not like books, comics, movies, TV series, etc, are any better at...
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    Oklahoma mom shoots and kills intruder

    Far as I know, you shouldn't be able to get away with killing someone in a situation like that unless you had reason to believe that *they would kill you* if you didn't do something about it and you didn't have any other alternatives available to you. Reading the article, it doesn't seem like...