Recent content by Raso719

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    Removing One's Rocks

    When men do it they're pigs. When women do it it's just a book. Double standards are fun.
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    Jimquisition: Sequel or Slaughter

    I want to be clear for a moment. People actually complained about the idea that all games should be fun? As in there are people who would make that argument because they actually do not believe that all games should be fun? As in there are people out there who do not believe that games should be...
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    Jimquisition: Gamer Guys

    I wish to hell some gamer girl would come up to me at a convention and talk games, anime or cosplay with me and we used that as a jump off point to become friends or more. Please gamer guys, don't screw this up for me..... because this sort of thing TOTALLY actually happens at cons.
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    Leave Me The F**k Alone

    I'll take a well made, cinematic moment that helps to amp up the drama and gravaty of a moment over being locked into a first person perspective any day of the week. You know why I like movies? Because in a giant monster attack the cinematography generally sucks (**cough**Cloverfield...
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    Jimquisition: Only The Lonely

    Statements like the one from the Sims City guy are what makes me very weary of so many of the big named western developers. They're so quick to use marketing to tell us what we want. Rather than trying to actually identify an untapped or viable market they would rather convince you that you're...
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    Jimquisition: Crying Through The Laughs

    I think what gets me the most is that people think that this new trend where stories need to be nothing short of perpetual downers is some how more realistic while also believing that that characters being happy, laughing and acting sincere is some how childish and naive. And it's not just...
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    Escape to the Movies: The Watch

    The movie dealt with aliens? Gee, I had no idea. I mean none of the commercials gave off the slightest hint of a plot involving aliens. It's almost like they were ashamed of that and didn't want people knowing it was a sci-fi movie. I have no idea why, I mean sci-fi is soooooo popular in...
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    The Big Picture: You Are Wrong About Sucker Punch, Part One

    This movie, to me at least, perfectly exemplified why we can't ever have nice things (or at the very least things that attempt to be different). Because when people don't know what they are seeing they assume it's something negative. Because people can't tell the difference between satire and...
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    Jimquisition: Photorealistic Sociopathy

    Meanwhile, in Japan, we have games that almost perfectly mimic the look of an anime like Bleach Soul Resurrection and the various Naruto games. But most importantly they don't abuse the hell out of the colors brown and grey. I'm sorry, but real life isn't a dull and gritty display of brown and...
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    Jimquisition: Let's End the FPS Sausage-fest

    I mean for all of the "realism" these games propose to present the lack of women on the battlefield is strange, considering it is the 21st century. But at the same time, the way that politics have been lately, with scapegoats and villains dominating issues (rather than the issues themselves) and...
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    Re-Take The Cabin

    The fact that the movie is an analogy about our craving tropes. I thought I might point out an observation that it's not just that we crave the same cliches over and over but that we only want our own cliches and see other people's cliches as a sign of stagnation. Sadly I'm not nearly as much as...
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    Re-Take The Cabin

    I suppose it's interesting to note that I have no problem with my anime and JRPG cliches and tropes but are right put off by FPS and conventional Hollywood cliches and tropes. While I don't think I would become ragingly pissed when a JRPG has a cast of characters who look ripped right out of...
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    The Big Picture: Hercules Part Two

    You forgot about the epic nip slip at the end!
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    Jimquisition: Cutscenes Aren't A Failure State

    How else can you do a "meanwhile elsewhere" bit? How else can you make dramatic camera angles that enhance the drama of a scene? Cut scenes, that's how! I still believe that games can have stories and that they can convey their stories via all manner of narrative or vehicle, including cut...
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    Escape to the Movies: The Hunger Games

    Dear Hollywood. If you're gonna have 2 dudes who have the same hair color and the same hair cut wrestle each other in the same outfit on a darkly lit set HOLD THE FRACKING CAMERA STILL! HOLD IT STILL! HOLD THE DAMN THING STILL! Sincerely, Me. PS: The same goes for any action scene to...