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 on: Today at 10:17:38 PM 
Started by Dice - Last post by glassjawsh
The kotaku article I saw about GameTrailers closing referenced 1UP and I got really really bummed that it got axed too.

Almost every site I loved 10 years ago no longer exists...

Apparently the staff at GT found out about it shutting down (effectively immediately) and that they were all fired at about the same time the general public did.  Brutal.

 on: Today at 10:04:17 PM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Aeolus
After 13 years, the fan-favourite Game Trailers is shutting down [servers]...

Now there's a name I haven't heard since the days of G4TV.

Have they done anything since or were they just a legacy archive at this point?

 on: Today at 09:13:54 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Hathen
Ideally, the whole point is to fund something that would otherwise not see the light of day precisely because businessmen would deem it an unworthy investment. It's also why there's a growing trend of developers using crowdfunding to get publishers interested. This is why I think it's funny that for all so many gamers love to criticize big publishers, yet given the way the majority seem to act in regards to Kickstarter I get the impression most of them would take the same actions if they were publishers themselves.

Of course, much of the fault also lies with these devs...a lot of kickstarter projects aim for way too much for the amount of money they're given. Maybe that's what happened with Unsung Story, but the problem is they've produced so little to show people so everyone's left wondering what the heck they've actually been doing the whole time.

Delays are common, maybe even expected with Kickstarter. Not meeting certain goals can happen and depending on the nature of those unmet goals are understandable. The occasional project falling through because of bad things happening, okay, yeah (although it really seems like people in KS projects don't know how to account for the bus factor even a little bit). In Unsung Story's case though...when you look at what they've actually shown it just seems like they didn't even really try at all.

 on: Today at 08:46:53 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Agent D.
I know this is a very naive PoV of kickstarters in general, but I'm trying to grasp it and after reading this failure of a kickstarter story, I'm just gonna say it...

Kickstarters are for getting money for developing something in many cases...but in the situation of having an investor back you, the investor or investors get their investment back and then some. Kickstart investors get nothing back, aside from the finished product, meanwhile the company who created said product now reap the benefits of the sales of the product along with the money invested into the product. Now a situation like Unsung Story happens and all these people who have put their hard earned money into this product are being left high and dry and with a flimsy "we'll get it done one day" promise...

Excuse the rudimentary undertanding of this, but explain to me how people find this an acceptable practice? Almost all of the risk lays on the investors now, and unlike big investment companies and banks, we as average people don't have gold lined pockets filled with diamonds and precious jewels (other people's money basically) to haphazardly through at a possible lucrative idea. If a bank won't give you a business loan or an investment company won't back you....maybe you oughta consider the fact that you're offering something that won't make much money or at return an investment.?

 on: Today at 08:10:47 PM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Dice
After 13 years, the fan-favourite Game Trailers is shutting down [servers]...

 on: Today at 07:51:15 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Aeolus

I can only hope for whomever they got for Azura to nail the songs because otherwise unh....
Its bad enough that [s]Black[/s] Dark Blue dress only exists for one cutscene. Having the song that goes with the aforementioned scene go flat with no JP alternative would do far more damage than either Soliel's business or the sinking of the Skinship have done.

 on: Today at 06:41:50 PM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Aeolus
Given the description, its kinda impossible to guess (he's basically described almost every Hentai in existence). Also, welcome to the Internet Mickeymac92, enjoy your new found adulthood.

To be fair, I was trying to say as little as possible since I wasn't sure what kind of reaction I was going to get even mentioning anything related to hentai. The fact is that it wasn't any worse than what I had been encountering since I was 14 that made it so horrifying for me, because never before had I been forced to think about what was actually happenning. Granted, I still usually try to avoid darker topics, but I've been through so much of this stuff that they no longer affected me even whenever I happened upon them.

This time I enountered a game that was exactly what I expected it to be - a dark story about black market sexual slavery and torturous revenge, set in a modern-fantasy world at war. And almost immediately I regretted not just booting up the game, but pretty much everything I've viewed for the past 7 years, simply because the images I've encountered for so many years were finally given context in ways I couldn't ignore. The only positive thing I could say is that at least it didn't try to romanticize the concepts, but considering the player is still expected to be aroused by the content on-hand, I can't help but disgusted.

And again: I knew all of that beforehand. I was wlling to tolerate that, enjoy it, even. And that is why I am now scared of myself.

That isn't even going into why I played it, as there's more red flags and twisted ironies than I can properly keep track of at the moment. Starting with the fact that it seems to be in the same series as a Hentai OVA that is pretty much the reason I stay far away from animated hentai...

I guess I could mention that the game is called "Prisoner Market", as I feel it is a dead giveaway as to what it entails.


That aside, I guess I can go play some real games now....................oh hey, I have portable handheld gaming devices, I could've been using these this entire time.


I'm gonna go play Pokemon in the vein hopes that it'll somehow restart my entire existance. Have a nice day, everybody.

Yeah, that still doesn't narrow it down much. You wouldn't happen to be talking about Rance or Toushin Toshi would you (although if you're talking about Criminal Girls or Queen's Blade, then I find your level of disturbance cute)?

Anyways, XBCX: Been doofing around some more. I'm finally starting in on Aug crafting and Ground Loadouts for realz. Started with some Beam and Thermal Res Augs for both Ground and Skell fighting, though I'm in desperate need for some Electric Res. Also nabbed myself both a Melee: HP Recovery and Arts: Gain TP Aug so now I'm trashing the upper Time Trials since I can just rez anyone that might fall now that I want not for TP (BP on the other hand). Soon I'll have the makings of an Infinite Overdrive build. I should also consider upgrading my Weapon's Attributes since I've had a really kickass Sniper Rifle for awhile now (its an Ultra Infinite Relic with built in Beam Damage Up, Magazine Capacity Up and Ranged Accuracy Up, all at rank XV with 10 Mods open on it). More importantly though is that I now possess a Lv 60 Frame Inferno, I just need to load it up and start working towards those Super Weapons.

 on: Today at 06:40:37 PM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Taelus
Fithos Lusec is made up, but the whole phrase is an anagram of "Succession of Witches!"

 on: Today at 06:35:12 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by MeshGearFox
Iiiii'm noticing that I don't judge political candidates strictly on their merits but on who their strongest supporters are. Like if there are two candidates and I agree with both of their platforms, I'll go for the one whose supporters I feel the most empathetic towards. I'm assuming this is normal?

It's just like the phenomenon I always talk about: You like a thing but you find that thing's fanbase insufferable so you end up disliking that thing because you don't want to be seen as "one of those" (referring to the insufferable fans.)  

I think my issue with /insufferable fandoms/ is the groupthink and tendency to lock out any even moderately dissenting discussion? Also if we're talking for TV/videogame fandoms, the tendency to start replacing canon with fanon and getting upset when fanon gets violated because they thought their fanon was canon.

Also I think I mentioned this before, but the thing that's sitting weird about Bernie's campaign for me is that the middle-class, youngish, college educated white kids that are really backing him aren't really the people hardest hit by the wage inequality he's championing against, and I'm not sure it's entirely altruism that's leading them to back Bernie (although this is less turning me off of Bernie's campaign/platform and more just deepening my alienation towards Young Millennials).

(also fwiw the OMG IF MY CANDIDATE LOSES THE WORLD WILL LITERALLY END mentality gets kind of adsfasdofu to watch once you've grown out of it.).

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oh that reminds me

I saw some superbowl ad I think and it was about gay people doing gay things but like
it made too little fucking sense to be offensive for perpetuating stereotypes?

also maintenance said they were gonna install new outlets last week so I cleaned my apartment
but then they didn't get to it today and now I have mountains of trash everywhere because I haven't been taking it out do to ankle being fucky

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 on: Today at 06:31:23 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Marshmallow
Put an offer down on a home today. Holy shit this is a busy month.

Good luck! My only experience with house buying was through family, but it still made my life super busy and stressful for a while. I hope your experience is easier.

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