ReasonUser banned (1 month): Attacking other members over concerns of sexual assault allegations
This is EXACTLY why those of us with cooler heads insisted "Believe Women" means "treat the allegations seriously and investigate appropriately."
If the details of the Salon article are anywhere close to accurate there is a lot of behavior by both posters and mods in the original thread that's going to age REALLY badly once a more thorough look at Reade is completed.
GamingThreadThe Final Fantasy series needs a core gameplay identity again
ReasonUser Warned: Hostility
Not sure if you realize how sad this is, honestly.
If you're reading instructions and not trying to speed through the game like it's FF7, the playing card mechanic becomes obvious very quickly, as does the fact that refining cards is far, far more efficient than spending an hour drawing them from random encounters.
There's a reason those mechanics were included, and why Triple Triad is far more integrated into FF8 than Tetra Master is into FF9. The designers obviously can't plan for impossibly dense players, but I assume that's why the option to play it the "classic" way still exists, though it's not all that ideal.
That being said, the conversation has outlived it's usefulness. Enjoy yourselves.
ReasonUser Banned (1 Week) - Personal attacks and off-site drama
"grown" is a state of mind. I'm not sure this guy is there yet. There is a very..."interesting" interview he gave a while back that gives an insight to why he rates things the way he does. Paraphrasing here because the interview is very wordy:
If there's a better candidate for "has no business writing about games" I've yet to see it. The dude is extremely elitist, has VERY narrow ideas of what makes a decent game, and if a game does not meet that criteria it's written off, and those who like it are written off as "people who don't understand gaming."
That Game You Like doesn't have a good story, you only think it does because good facial animation is tugging at your heartstrings.
Graphics don't matter, they did during the 90s and everyone who still rates graphics as important is wrong.
Red Dead Redemption is a Western only because it SOUNDS like one. Sound Design is the most important thing.
I mean, these are some very bizarre, out there opinions and it's no wonder literally everything Sony makes doesn't fit within his criteria of "what makes a good game" and is instead a "prestige game" for dirty casuals who don't know better.
EtcetEraThread2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT2 | New thread, same old candidates
ReasonUser Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory and antagonizing commentary
That crowd has a very nasty habit of demonizing democrats, while at the same time backing an independent running for the endorsement of the democratic party.
Theres a sense of entitlement that only the sanders crowd knows what's best for the party and the country, while at the same time doing jack fucking shit to canvass, raise funds, or otherwise assist any candidates running below the presidential level.
Local politics- your state reps, senators, city councilmen etc are absolutely crucial in how the lives of everyday people are affected but the sanders wing is nowhere to be found when it's time to put the work in to get people elected and supported.
I attended DSA meetings. Several in fact. The rhetoric is over the top nonsense about how democrats are the problem, democrats are in love with capitalism, and democrats need to be saved from themselves...presumably by sanders and his wing.
This rhetoric has not gone unnoticed, the lack of downballot support has not gone unnoticed (from Sanders AND his supporters), and consensus among the democratic base is that these people can die in a fire.
GamingThreadXbox One X "Performing Phenomenally" says NPD
ReasonUser Banned (1 Day): Derailing thread
Spiderman is a case where MARVEL approached Sony to make a game, and Sony chose insomniac. Insomniac then said they wanted to make a spiderman game.
It is no NO WAY a first party Sony game. They don't own that property.
Why do you think Marvel went to Sony, and not Microsoft? Put on your thinking cap.