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Forum: Everything Else 12-27-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Geek in Chief Obama

Geek!

I agree with you that his being an intellectual is a strength rather than a weakness. It actually amazes me that we've come to the point where being intellectual is actually a strike against...
Forum: Everything Else 12-24-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Geek in Chief Obama

He's actually a good example of what happens when someone moves past their geekness. Personally, I'm not happy that geeks everywhere now think their geekness is a source of pride, and attempt to...
Forum: The Art of Video Games 12-23-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Moron 2.1
Examples of reviewers fired or rebuked for being too harsh?

Hey all,

I seem to remember incidents in the past where a reviewer at some major gaming publication (like Gamespot) got fired or rebuked for being overly harsh, with their review pulled or the...
Forum: Content and Forum Feedback 12-23-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,571
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 6

Haha, you should just ignore that. I just had to get a swipe back in, and arbitrarily decided to harp on that. "Gentlemen" was perfectly fine, and in fact it lends the show a bit of distinctiveness...
Forum: Content and Forum Feedback 12-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,571
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 6

Here's an analogy that might make what I'm trying to say clearer (or not):

David Simon, who created The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Streets, used to be a journalist. He spent a year with the...
Forum: Content and Forum Feedback 12-22-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,571
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 6

I agree with that.

I guess there's two things that fall outside your usual gamer discourse. One is discussion about form and structure, which is what ludology was about (in a heavily academic...
Forum: Content and Forum Feedback 12-22-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,571
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 6

Shoot me in the face: I was in college. :p Also, I don't know who introduces the podcast, but at least I've never sounded anywhere near that pretentious in person. "Gentlemen"?

Two things:

1....
Forum: Game Industry News 01-08-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,248
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: What's your Game of the Year?

Personally, I don't like stretching the definition of art so much. Especially when it gives anything "skillfully made" or performed the status of art, merely because it was skillfully made or...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-22-2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,248
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: What's your Game of the Year?

Bah! Fun and boredom are not the two poles around which the experience of games must resolve. ;)
Forum: Game Industry News 12-22-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,248
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: What's your Game of the Year?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apples_and_oranges

Everything is indeed comparable to everything. Invalid comparisons are certainly possible, though I haven't seen that happen here.

Oh, and I...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-22-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,248
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: What's your Game of the Year?

Oh no you didn't. You didn't just say that.
Forum: Game Industry News 12-22-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,248
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: What's your Game of the Year?

I hadn't played it until this year, but it seems to me that Shadow of the Colossus outclasses every major commercial game released this year to a...colossal degree. Nearly all the suggestions I see...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-19-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,666
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: FF XII gets best game of the year

I don't know why you keep bringing FF up. That has nothing to do with calling a factual statement about Oblivion having the same basic gameplay structure a "gross oversimplification" and "complete...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-19-2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,666
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: FF XII gets best game of the year

That's a gross oversimplification of the game and complete misrepresentation of what it does. [/QUOTE]
I'm objecting to this, LD. Whether you want to call the AI a "significant leap" or the combat...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-19-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,666
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: FF XII gets best game of the year

The vast majority of this was already done by Morrowind. With few exceptions, Oblivion is best characterized as a tighter, more user-friendly, and livelier version of Morrowind (i.e. there's voice...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-18-2006, 03:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,510
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Sony needs to fire its marketing department

Techno, at least, has most certainly played GoW.

It's also telling when the defenders can't actually bring themselves to affirm that the commercial does represent the game accurately. Hell,...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-18-2006, 03:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,441
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: What kind of reviews do you like reading?

I agree with what sleepy said, though I'm somewhat partial to 5-star scoring.

Tim Rogers definitely gets the Roman emperor thumbs-down.

People who constantly mention their upcoming reviews are...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-14-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,510
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Sony needs to fire its marketing department

I'd dig through past posts to find some comment wailing about how such-and-such is a business and they're just trying to make money so if it sells units then it's okay, and then disparage anyone...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-12-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,447
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Gears of War

*Thinks* Hmm, now who might be guilty of pompous pretentiousness around here?

:p
Forum: Game Industry News 12-11-2006, 01:24 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,447
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Gears of War

I guess I don't see how I'm letting moral drive take precedence over the "knowledge itself".

All I'm saying is, we've got to start somewhere, and simply starting at the same level of reasoning...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-09-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,447
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Gears of War

I think I've run across the idea of criticism as analysis, but that seems restricted to academic circles. Criticism as I've always understood it is inherently about evaluation, which analysis can...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-09-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,447
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Gears of War

I realized that a long time ago, Doug. I'm just saying it's a stupid, self-protecting accusation. It's an age-old rhetorical trick to shift the focus of criticism away from oneself so they won't...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-09-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,447
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Gears of War

Oh, so apparently people can't advocate social conscientiousness without coming off like an overly self-important crusader. Because, you know, the world is perfectly awesome the way it already is,...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-08-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,447
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Gears of War

Oh no, I'm not the author of that article. I just don't see how my criticism of the ad somehow excludes an understanding of what it tells us. I thought that was sort of the point.

Also, my...
Forum: Game Industry News 12-07-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,447
Posted By Moron 2.1
Re: Gears of War

This isn't a put-down, but if you'd been reading my posts more carefully, I've been explicitly dis-advocating any distinctly "academic" writing, like getting all ludological or hermeneutical or...
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