Recent content by Treblaine

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    The Art of Living Dangerously

    "if Drake dies during the climb, it kills the pacing." Yeah, it kills the Hollywood style pacing. Sorry, but it's just not working in the way most games do, it's not engaging me even if I am vaguely involved having to roughly point the thumbstick in the right direction and push the button to...
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    Stealth Games Don't Have to Be About Killing People

    I think it's a mistake to treat "stealth game" and "shooter game" as mechanics that have to be completely separate games. Both are in fact different ways to solve the same challenge of progressing against dangerous foes. And the no-kill path would be harder at first but easier in the long...
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    Jimquisition: The Creepy Cull of Female Protagonists

    Not only is that not true but even if it was it's pure conjecture that such a minor and imperceptible detail (of such crude graphics) was the sole factor in turning Tomb Raider from abject obscurity to one of the most successful games of it's generation. Have you no concept of the actual...
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    Microsoft Exec on Always Online Consoles: "Deal With it"

    "competition sells a hoover that doesn't need electricity. I buy that instead of the competitions" #Ihatehashtags
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    EA Really Doesn't Want to be The Worst Company In America

    "Many continue to claim the Always-On function in SimCity is a DRM scheme. It's not. People still want to argue about it. We can't be any clearer - it's not. Period." This right here is why they definitely won't get best-company-in-America. Maybe it's true, this is as clear as they can be...
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    Poll: Injustice of the Permaban

    Most people isn't all people, I'd say it's just less than a majority who don't discover what crosses the line into insulting till it's too late. Like is it insulting to say that someone's expressed (and even evangelised) views fit the very dictionary definition of sexist and/or racist...
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    Poll: Injustice of the Permaban

    It's still important to have an "I Agree" button even if humerus posts and those from friends would get more votes because that's how democratic expression works. The important thing is people have a way of expressing their agreement, this way without each individual having to make a...
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    Poll: Injustice of the Permaban

    Sorry to sound ungrateful but that inconsistency can be a problem. People aren't sure what will face moderation and what won't. I got a warning for replying with an embedded youtube video yet now I see them everywhere and I'd remember if I saw someone get a warning for such a thing now...
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    Poll: Injustice of the Permaban

    That could be articulated more clearly in the Code of Conduct rather than on an individual basis. There is fixing the problem, and then there is preventing the problem. The rules aren't all that clear. The definition of low content post is not very clear and leads to the dilemma of the...
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    Poll: Injustice of the Permaban

    But it's not 10 infractions in a year... it can be 8 infractions over 3-4 years... an infraction about every 6 months. Because each infraction "token" doesn't have a 6 month span, it's when the timer (to roll back one forum health block) is reset after every warning. And people get rather...
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    Poll: Injustice of the Permaban

    remember the 6 month reset... that's 8 infractions (and there are so many different types) over a 4 year period. FOUR YEARS!! You just have to average 2 mistakes a year and you are out. I got three warning in rapid succession before I could even react to the first warning, it was right...
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    Jimquisition: The Creepy Cull of Female Protagonists

    Precisely what "good" data?
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    Jimquisition: The Creepy Cull of Female Protagonists

    The problem is how even gaming critics like Jim didn't take into account the inherent limitations of the medium in his rant. The problem is this doesn't break down aspects of the character, it's just a relatively small piece of approval. Not like how it is in attack where aspects of the...
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    Jimquisition: The Creepy Cull of Female Protagonists

    The fact that there is a character there to not like is something distinct from nothing there to Gordon Freeman's character to approve of nor reject.
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    Tomb Raider writer expressed an interest in making Lara gay?

    I discovered I didn't know a lot of things about my best friends... and they don't know a lot about me. It's not a rule that people MUST come out to their BFF's. It cam be the most difficult thing in the world to come out on something like that as they worry how it may jeopardise their...