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1456  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Do games need to be good for them to sell well? on: March 28, 2011, 03:20:30 PM
No, all they need are a popular name (Final Fantasy), a popular motiff (Modernized war, day-to-day thug life, sports), or a popular singer/band backing it (Guitar Hero Green Day). People are lame when it comes to purchasing games.

Nope, marketing is the right answer. As a publisher you need to make sure people buy your generic WWII-shooter or generic Tolkien-style RPG and not somebody elses. Shoving your title in people's faces can do that for you.
1457  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: I'm 9999 today on: March 28, 2011, 03:10:04 PM
I remember being one of the younger people on many-a-forums.... Now... I'm in between... T_________T

I think I'm considered old by now and I haven't even managed to do 9999 damage yet... Maybe I'm more of a support character?


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I DONT WANNA 9,999 CAP!! I WANNA BE WEAK FEMALE PARTY MEMBER OF YOUTH.

Don't say that! With age comes awesomeness.
1458  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Female gamers, is this industry treating you as well as you deserve? on: March 26, 2011, 12:13:36 PM
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What do the women on this forum think when they see gamestation's slogan "Cheaper than your girlfriend"?

'You do not want me to spend my money in your store, so I'm going elsewhere.'

If most of your customers are males between the ages 15 and 25, then yeah, it makes sense to make sure your store appeals to them. Scaring off anyone who isn't a heterosexual male age 15-25 is a pretty crappy business strategy though.

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Or when the people calling the shots in the big publishers say "There's no point thinking about catering to a female audience with games like shooters or RPGs - it's just not their thing."?

That bothers me in the same way as Gamestation's slogan. What's wrong with me spending money on the games you make? You don't have to cater to me, just don't make the game unappealing. Put in that metal bikini babe if you want, but also offer alternatives.


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Or when in a game like DNF you have to "capture the babe", slapping her into submission as you carry her to the base?

On one hand it doesn't really bother me. Duke Nukum is a silly, immature game and taking even one polygon of it seriously is a waste of time. On the other hand, there are still plenty of men who do take it seriously, kind of. To them it's normal to treat women like objects. It bothers me that the developer would include that mode knowing that appeals to people like that.

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It feels like it's fine to be a woman in the industry, just don't speak out about it and keep quiet.

Depends on who you work for. [N]Gamer only has two female writers (out of sixteen), but we don't feel out place there.But I wouldn't want to work for Power Unlimited. Most of it's readers are teenaged boys and we would feel like the uninvited girls in the boys' treehouse there.

Conventions can be quite awkward. Last time the higher-ups decided we needed boothbabes, so there were boothbabes at our booth. Most of our visitors weren't even interested in them, so they just kind of sat there being pretty and bored. It felt so weird. I was there without getting paid for it, contributing to our booth by talking with and playing against readers. They didn't do anything other than wear a short skirt and wear pancake make-up and the higher-ups considered them to bemore important than me. It made me wonder, would they pay me if I went there dressed like a whore?

We're thinking of hiring some good cosplayers instead next time. Playing a game of Super Smash Brothers Brawl against Link and taking a picture with him afterwards sounds like a lot more fun than looking at bored boothbabes.
1459  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: a pet peve of mine is.... on: March 25, 2011, 02:54:13 AM
I hate when cosplayers clearly "don't try". x(

In terms of minor pet peeves, just remembered one when my mum and I were brushing our teeth.  I hate the people who brush their teeth with the water running the whole time.  I thought you only need the water for that once...when you're rinsing.

You need water on the toothbrush to activate the toothpaste. It's like wetting your hands before applying soap. It still WORKS, you just don't get good coverage.

I thought that was just a myth. Atleast that what the dentist told me.
1460  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: a pet peve of mine is.... on: March 24, 2011, 04:23:15 PM
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I actually play into Tomara's.  I put a bit of my water on the brush, it softens the bristles up a bit.

I guess that makes some sense in some cases, I guess.

I heard the water-on-toothpaste thing makes the minty flavor go away. I tried it and it doesn't work. What's wrong with mint anyway? And if you don't like it, why not buy toothpaste that tastes like something else or has a very mild mint flavor?
1461  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: a pet peve of mine is.... on: March 24, 2011, 03:34:55 PM
I'll just assume we mean the same thing.
My first message was more akin to sarcasm, but there is reason enough to worry. You know what corrupts? power. Males have abused power. I'm just saying lets not trade a tyrant for another.

- Big fat smelly Germans who sell bootleg merchandise.

Where are you? Can't say I've seen that ever over here.

The Netherlands. It's always the same company, they're at almost every Dutch convention and the people in charge of the dealerrooms all know some of their stuff isn't always legit, but it's hard to actually do something about it unless they're caught in the act. Evidence always turns up too late (as in: someone goes online after the con and discovers they bought a very convincing fake). It's one of the not-so-nice parts of Dutch animeconventions.

The fat mermaid is worse though. Our little both was next to her's at Chibicon 2010. She was dressed in a school uniform that was way too small. Oh, and keep in mind that this woman is in her forties. It was like 95 degrees in the dealerroom. At first it didn't seem too bad. Sure, we had to refill our canteens every hour or so, but as the day got hotter... well, the smell was... was... it was horrible. Then she happily announced that her butt was very sweaty and sticking to the chair. Because, you know, her skirt wasn't exactly long enough to sit on.

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In terms of minor pet peeves, just remembered one when my mum and I were brushing our teeth.  I hate the people who brush their teeth with the water running the whole time.  I thought you only need the water for that once...when you're rinsing.

It annoys me when people pour water over the toothpaste on their brush. It just doesn't make sense.
1462  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: a pet peve of mine is.... on: March 24, 2011, 02:17:26 PM
An anime convention is coming up, so I feel the need to complain about certain types of animefans/cosplayers.

- Cosplayers who barely know the character they're cosplaying.

- People who insist on holding little photoshoots in the middle of small, crowded hallways.

- Powertripping gophers.

- Big fat smelly Germans who sell bootleg merchandise.

- Big fat old mermaids who pretend to be disabled and have followers crazy enough to push them around in a wheelchair all day. Especially big fat old mermaids who also dress as schoolgirls and think I really want to know how sweaty their big fat disgusting butt is.

I think this went a bit beyong pet peeves...
1463  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 23, 2011, 04:17:02 AM
Oh, I love tea! The day doesn't start until finish my first cup. I like rooibos and teas with a variety of fruits. Green teas too.

It's not that I need tea to wake up in the morning. I love mornings. Usually I don't even close the curtain when I go to sleep. That way I get to see the stars before I go to bed and the sun when I wake up. Usually. This morning was really foggy. I couldn't even see the old windmill from my window :(
1464  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Hallucinations. on: March 18, 2011, 12:04:33 PM
Hypnagogic hallucinations anyone? I've had some really weird ones, like a very old-fashioned TV floating in the corner of my room with that old Sonic cartoon on. Oh, but mostly it's just the bloodcurdling screams of a few dozen people being brutally murdered.
1465  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 12, 2011, 07:21:07 AM
Kind of funny how Dutch news broadcasts went from 'meh, earthquake, the Japanese know how to deal with it'  to 'Oh. FUCK.'.

There is nothing that will replace the edifice built by fossil fuels. Nuclear plants are targets of war, and in this case mother nature. That is reality in our world.

Maybe I played too much Tales of Vesperia the past few weeks, but I keep reading your posts in Duke's voice. Will something good happen if we beat the crap out of you?
1466  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 11, 2011, 02:21:49 AM
Still replaying Tales of Vesperia. I'm halfway through and the secret missions are going well. Raven is awesome! I enjoy playing as him and his AI saved my butt a bunch of times. He completed secret mission 12 all on his own while Nan (the last one standing) had only 2000 HP left. The best part? He used a normal attack, not a combo or base arte, just one normal attack. It worked because he is awesome.
1467  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Achievements / Trophies on: March 09, 2011, 08:27:02 AM
Yeah, but I doubt my level is high enough. I think I'll do some sidequests first. Do some guild jobs, get a new outfit, learn how to make better pancakes, let my sister's dog pee all over the neighbourhood...
1468  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Achievements / Trophies on: March 09, 2011, 06:39:20 AM
Yeah, but I'm sure your modem doesn't hate your guts. I'll connect it if I have to or really want to. Right now I just don't have a reason to. There isn't anything in the PlayStation Store I really want and I don't feel the need to play online.
1469  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Achievements / Trophies on: March 09, 2011, 04:56:42 AM
DS and Wii online

Then you should have absolutely no problems at all with hooking up a PS3/360 online. I had a lot of trouble connecting my Wii online, and to this day I've never successfully got my DS online, but the PS3 and 360 were simple. Then again, if cables aren't an option, then I wouldn't know.

DS is easy: wireless and WEP. Which is one of the reasons why Experia sucks so much. Higher encryptions don't function properly. Weird things happen if you attempt to use WPA2. I had to call to the helpdesk, but all the tech did was accuse my laptop of frequently accessing the net using other modems. Experiaboxes don't like it when computers leave the house and meet new networks. In the end I had to switch to WEP.

Anyway, maybe I'll get Xbox 360 and PS3 online when I really feel te need to. Maybe when the weather gets better. My last big Experia adventure involved sitting in the freezing cold while trying to reason with the angry and irrational god inside my modem. I'm surprised my laptop held out.
1470  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Achievements / Trophies on: March 09, 2011, 02:46:10 AM
A hassle?  Really?  Achievements/trophies aside (which I already stated my opinion on), it's pretty trivial to connect your console to the internet and you're missing out on a ton of great downloadable games.


It's an Elite model, so that means buying that extra thingy. Cables aren't really an option, since the modem is located slightly outside of my house. Also, rabbits. The second problem is that the modem is an Experiabox. It's an evil, unlogical piece of shitty hardware. You do not want to know what I had to go through to get the laptop, DS and Wii online. Tales of Experia is a horrible game and I'm not going to replay it unless I absolutely have to.
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