Recent content by Giest4life

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    Recommend me some games!

    I have close to 50 games in my Steam library but none of them fight the bill for my recent cravings: RTS-Adventure games. Basically, I am talking about games like Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood, Commandos 2: Men of Courage, and Myth II: Soulblighter. If I distill out the stuff that I liked...
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    Jimquisition: Diversity? LIEversity!

    Regardless of my personal feelings, the market has not decided that it wants female characters. Because had it had decided that, people would only be buying games non-homogenized games.
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    I dunno how I feel about this comic. Presumably, this comic and the one that will follow are clearly meant to get a point across as abrasively as possible. The Escapist is sponsoring this comic but, at the same time, requests its patrons to observe the sensibilities of other users. I do not...
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    Jimquisition: The FarCry Racism Adventure

    Brown guy reporting in: racism is real and I have experienced it first hand, but chill the fuck out people. Seriously. I have a friend who was offended for me at a racist remark directed at me--and that remark was clearly in jest. I appreciated her loyalty, but I thought it was going too far.
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    Activision, Documentaries Are Not Ads: An Open Letter

    I think Mr. Path does not understand that Advertisements and Documentaries are on a continuum, not a discrete scale. There is no clear distinction between documentaries and advertisements. Also, on an unrelated note: journalistic integrity is a myth not unlike chivalry. Depending on time and...
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    Escape to the Movies: Dhoom 3

    No, "DHOOM" is not an acronym. There is not exactly English equivalent, but it can be loosely translated as "over the top" or "impressive". Note that Dhoom is both a noun and an adjective (I think it's also an adjective but I cannot recall any specific instance of it). EDIT: As far as...
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    Pixel Piracy Creators Pirate Their Own Game

    I hope they track their website traffic, sales, and "endorsed" torrent downloads and publish those numbers for the rest of us to see. I am particularly interested in seeing if their legal-sales-to-total-download ratio improves because of this marketing campaign.
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    Money, Money, Money, Money... Is Money God/King now or is there more to it?

    Money serves no function in and of itself. It is simply provides the most convenient medium for people to exchange goods and services, which is what people are really after in the end. Money is almost as big of a sociological imperative as language, and there is no more sense in blaming money...
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    Kill Your Darlings

    I have never seen anyone kill off main characters with the casual indifference of George R. R. Martin. Although not my favorite author, I enjoy his visceral writing style. It's not surprising when one considers the fact that the Martin, a medieval historian, takes great inspiration from the...
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    Know of any mature/serious anime?

    Higurasho no naku koro ni
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    Characters you hate that everyone loves

    Rick from the Walking Dead Spiderman Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones) Daenerys (Game of Thrones) There are more, but these I can spout off the top of my head. EDIT: You can lump most superheroes in that category. They are all terrible at life.
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    Dissociation with Lead Characters

    You know, you don't even have to accept the hero-antihero paradigm. Why not just have an interesting protagonist and an interesting antagonist? The Malazan Book of the Fallen did this really well.
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    EDIT: Why aren't their more movies/games in which humans are not the focus or don't appear at all?

    You have a right to your opinion, but I still want you to know this is hardly the first time in our history humans have been portrayed as physically weak and morally bankrupt. Major works of literature, including the likes of Gulliver's Travels and the Leviathan, In Praise of Folly and the...
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    Your Favorite Leisure Reading, Plus a Request

    At any given moment, my "leisure" reading spans quite a few genres. Right now, I am reading Gibbon's monumental Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It's an exquisite read because Gibbon has a very elegant way of writing. I'll also, probably, finish reading A Memory of Light from the Wheel of...
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    Steam Summer Sale: What did you buy?

    Everyday, without fail, I have taken the time to look at all the delicious sales, like a street urchin staring pressing his face against the baker's storefront display. Unfortunately, two weeks ago, the decision came down to, literally, me skipping out on meals to pay bills. Things are much...