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sonicliam:
I thought i was seeing things when yahtzee spoke direcly :o

I have that badge Zelda badge.

And yeah, Yahtzee actually spoken seems to have ripped the space time continium. In fact I have half a mind to suggest it was responsible for the earthqauke in England.

It was to actually demonstrate the jarring effect of being yanked out of the familiar game world to watch a bit of cinema and hit a button at the correct time. And how nonsensical it can be in certain situations.

If there was a way to make us ACTUALLY have to hit the X key to save Yahtzee from getting hit in the head with the bottle, I think he would have done it.

It was a creative way of making his point about Quick Time events, and he's quite clever for having thought it up, not that that's suprising. Yahtzee is one hell of a smart guy.

Meeting him was intimidating and not just because the man is almost a full foot taller then I am.

"Get your hand off my tail, you'll make it dirty."

spiggy:
I had imagined yahtzee as older and more... hatted.

The hat was a distinct loss to those brought up to believe that Yahtzee always has a sweet hat.

DreamerM:

I am sad I didn't get to kill the Brit though, mostly because I enjoyed the game and I enjoyed that character and I will forever maintain that Brits make the best villains. I don't know what it is, but their attitude of superiority makes them well-cut-out for a life of villainy I guess.

If there are any Brits out there reading this, know I mean that in the best possible way. Really.

The thing is, dear boy, we are actually blatantly malevolent.

And PotBS sucks the big one. Most of the decisions you make affect your average payoff by 0.00001%, so there's no reason for a market. Same grind. Same 24hour a day Playerkillers. And same 2 button combo to beat most ships. Oh, and Deus Ex Machinae on every game decision.

Ooh, it seems you've jumped the shark on this one, Yahtzee!

Watch your older videos again to remember the good times.

At least you did not completely abuse the 'dropping' animation this time. Your appearance on this video was either filler or just to confirm you are a real person! One can just look at the Valve Travelogue.

Yatzhee! Where did your hat go?

Not the best Stevie Wonder piece, but Yahtzee still gets points for using it. And Gold. EARLY Spandau Ballet were pretty good...

Yahtzee,

I've been watching your reviews since your first Zero Punctuation with escapistmagazine.com and am a big fan of yours. I've never been inspired to actually comment or e-mail you till now. I find it interesting how in your first Zero Punctuation you spoke of the controversy surrounding Resident Evil 5 as a hair trigger response in perceiving racism yet felt the need to spend almost a minute of your review on Uncharted Drake's Fortune referring to it as a game for white supremacists. Now the comedic value of overstatement is not beyond me but I don't believe that it was even warranted to claim racism for this game. Back in high school I did a half hour presentation of the evolution of nautical pirates. Now I may not be a complete encyclopedia of the subject, but I know enough about modern pirates to know that there are many pirates in the Pacific ocean, which are made up of Asians/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics (including South American black Hispanics). I don't see how fighting a bunch of pirates, which actually exist, is racist. If they randomly put an African guy with a bone through his nose, throwing spears and talking in clicks among the ranks of the pirates, then I'd give you racism. I am Hispanic myself and have dealt with enough profiling, prejudice and judgment based upon the way I look to despise ignorant hatred of any kind but I'd be hard pressed to say it's wrong to play a character killing a video game representation of an actual group of raiding, murdering, rapist assholes just because it happens to be made up of nonwhites. Sure you've got the specially equipped Hispanic commando guys that come in later, but now we're just talking setting. Then of course you have the section where it becomes a survival horror shooter and you're dealing with what are essentially your run of the mill zombie Nazis. So you are not just killing a bunch of ethnic groups the entire time.

I just felt that it ruined the humor a little bit for me to needlessly throw around such a word that swims in controversy for a game that honestly doesn't warrant it in my eyes. I'm sure there are people who'd disagree with me. There always are. I don't really think you'll read, care about or even bother responding to anything I've said but I just felt the inclination to express my response to it. Still a fan and enjoyed most of the rest of the video, though I disagreed with you. Looking forward to next week's video.

WHY YAHTZEE IS NOT WEARING HIS HAT:

(in his own words)

"Many people seem to have bemoaned that I wasn't wearing my hat. Well, it was like this: I could either wear my hat or my headset, and my hat lacks the ability to record sound."

There you have it.

CrazySlyHawk:
Your appearance on this video was either filler or just to confirm you are a real person! One can just look at the Valve Travelogue.

He appeared not for the sake of appearing, he appeared to demonstrate the randomness of sticking a Quick Time Event in the middle of a cut-scene in the middle of somewhere where it's really out of context and doesn't belong.

He interrupted the regular psudo-animated video format we're all used to...with a Quick Time Event. Because they are everywhere, even it doesn't make sense and they really don't belong.

You been schooled.

Mm, the room Yahtzee was sitting in looked so normal. I always thought that everyone in Australia lived in huts or something.

Thanks for teaching me something new today, and thanks for another great review.

TheSinisterLordofShadows:
Yahtzee,

I've been watching your reviews since your first Zero Punctuation with escapistmagazine.com and am a big fan of yours. I've never been inspired to actually comment or e-mail you till now. I find it interesting how in your first Zero Punctuation you spoke of the controversy surrounding Resident Evil 5 as a hair trigger response in perceiving racism yet felt the need to spend almost a minute of your review on Uncharted Drake's Fortune referring to it as a game for white supremacists. Now the comedic value of overstatement is not beyond me but I don't believe that it was even warranted to claim racism for this game. Back in high school I did a half hour presentation of the evolution of nautical pirates. Now I may not be a complete encyclopedia of the subject, but I know enough about modern pirates to know that there are many pirates in the Pacific ocean, which are made up of Asians/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics (including South American black Hispanics). I don't see how fighting a bunch of pirates, which actually exist, is racist. If they randomly put an African guy with a bone through his nose, throwing spears and talking in clicks among the ranks of the pirates, then I'd give you racism. I am Hispanic myself and have dealt with enough profiling, prejudice and judgment based upon the way I look to despise ignorant hatred of any kind but I'd be hard pressed to say it's wrong to play a character killing a video game representation of an actual group of raiding, murdering, rapist assholes just because it happens to be made up of nonwhites. Sure you've got the specially equipped Hispanic commando guys that come in later, but now we're just talking setting. Then of course you have the section where it becomes a survival horror shooter and you're dealing with what are essentially your run of the mill zombie Nazis. So you are not just killing a bunch of ethnic groups the entire time.

I just felt that it ruined the humor a little bit for me to needlessly throw around such a word that swims in controversy for a game that honestly doesn't warrant it in my eyes. I'm sure there are people who'd disagree with me. There always are. I don't really think you'll read, care about or even bother responding to anything I've said but I just felt the inclination to express my response to it. Still a fan and enjoyed most of the rest of the video, though I disagreed with you. Looking forward to next week's video.

While this is not for me, and I'm replying for the sake of being nothing other than a nosy cow who likes to butt in, I felt I just had to say something.

I reeeeeeeeally don't think Yahtzee was trying to put out the game as being utterly "racist" to such an extreme, he was simply doing it for the purpose of comedy sake, you know, pointing out something that might be funny in a game that we may have never thought about before.

If you've noticed, Yahtzee does this frequently, he OVER-EXAGGERATES for the simple sake of comedy, and I highly doubt he was trying to get across that the game is white supremesist to an extent.

Sparkly-elf:

While this is not for me, and I'm replying for the sake of being nothing other than a nosy cow who likes to butt in, I felt I just had to say something.

I reeeeeeeeally don't think Yahtzee was trying to put out the game as being utterly "racist" to such an extreme, he was simply doing it for the purpose of comedy sake, you know, pointing out something that might be funny in a game that we may have never thought about before.

If you've noticed, Yahtzee does this frequently, he OVER-EXAGGERATES for the simple sake of comedy, and I highly doubt he was trying to get across that the game is white supremesist to an extent.

I understand that the point was to overstate for comedy's sake and I mention as much in the post itself. It is just that I felt it was not necessary to do, particularly considering how there are people who could take an insinuation of controversy and use it to attack a game and people missing out on games because of believing such things is sad, at least in my eyes. I know Yahtzee had a neutral sort of response to the game, but I thought it was a lot of fun. Anyways, just my point of view on it.

TheSinisterLordofShadows:

Sparkly-elf:

While this is not for me, and I'm replying for the sake of being nothing other than a nosy cow who likes to butt in, I felt I just had to say something.

I reeeeeeeeally don't think Yahtzee was trying to put out the game as being utterly "racist" to such an extreme, he was simply doing it for the purpose of comedy sake, you know, pointing out something that might be funny in a game that we may have never thought about before.

If you've noticed, Yahtzee does this frequently, he OVER-EXAGGERATES for the simple sake of comedy, and I highly doubt he was trying to get across that the game is white supremesist to an extent.

I understand that the point was to overstate for comedy's sake and I mention as much in the post itself. It is just that I felt it was not necessary to do, particularly considering how there are people who could take an insinuation of controversy and use it to attack a game and people missing out on games because of believing such things is sad, at least in my eyes. I know Yahtzee had a neutral sort of response to the game, but I thought it was a lot of fun. Anyways, just my point of view on it.

Ah, I shee. Sorry.

Well, we are all entitled to our say I suppose, and I loved the game too for the originality of the gameplay, so corny it wasn't corny. If that makes sense.

Sparkly-elf:

TheSinisterLordofShadows:

Sparkly-elf:

While this is not for me, and I'm replying for the sake of being nothing other than a nosy cow who likes to butt in, I felt I just had to say something.

I reeeeeeeeally don't think Yahtzee was trying to put out the game as being utterly "racist" to such an extreme, he was simply doing it for the purpose of comedy sake, you know, pointing out something that might be funny in a game that we may have never thought about before.

If you've noticed, Yahtzee does this frequently, he OVER-EXAGGERATES for the simple sake of comedy, and I highly doubt he was trying to get across that the game is white supremesist to an extent.

I understand that the point was to overstate for comedy's sake and I mention as much in the post itself. It is just that I felt it was not necessary to do, particularly considering how there are people who could take an insinuation of controversy and use it to attack a game and people missing out on games because of believing such things is sad, at least in my eyes. I know Yahtzee had a neutral sort of response to the game, but I thought it was a lot of fun. Anyways, just my point of view on it.

Ah, I shee. Sorry.

Well, we are all entitled to our say I suppose, and I loved the game too for the originality of the gameplay, so corny it wasn't corny. If that makes sense.

Well originality might be putting it too far, what it was was a great meld of styles. The platforming and control was very smooth, much smoother than any Tomb Raider game, as long as you were heading in the right direction it was hard to fall. The story itself was a lot of fun, not amazingly deep or anything but it was highly entertaining and exciting, definitely like playing an Indiana Jones movie. I am still absolutely confused about the guys who would snipe you from 50 yards away in a window with a Desert Eagle, guess they didn't like Sniper Rifles?

I registered to the Escapist to tell Yahtzee that he is quite a pretty man, especially for being such a huge nerd. I guess I should have just looked up the email address instead of wading through all the pages of people hurfing and durfing about a small video/sound clip of a man making fun of videogames by talking really fast and making witty jokes.

very amusing, as always, review of a medicore run of the mill, kinda good, but not really, but at least it's on a PS3 kinda game.

Shame the villians are never American White Pro-God Prudes, but i live in hope... killing blacks, chinese etc is beginning to get slightly meh...

what i wouldn't give for a game in which we kill yanks... i guess it would be too popular, the rest of the world may declare such a video game as an olympic sport.

Wyatt:

dwhee:

Half of the features you listed for the PC could be available on a budget PC. The cost of upgrading that same budget PC to a gaming PC is, most likely, more expensive even than the PS3. I'm a PC gamer myself, but I didn't like your reasoning or your lazy duck analogy.

ill point out the anti-logic you are using here by saying that for the same $600 you piss away on a PS3 you can buy a computer that will play the same games that PS3 will with about equill graphics (now today that is) i can build a PC for $600 that has atleast the same 'power' as PS3 and that PC wont be limited to JUST games.

now i will say a top of the line Nvidia card is about the same price as a PS3 and thats not counting the other $1000 ish you need to spend to actualy get a working computer, the chip the Mobo, the RAM, etc. for a 'top of the line' gaming PC. but given taht software is allways a year or better behind the hardware its foolish to chase your tail keeping upgraded to the very tip-top pointy end of the hardware 'cycles'

but the two points im making is that

1) PC do about a billion things a console never will so the cash spent is actualy spent ON something of more use than simply playing games. and

2) PC will allways be better gaming machines than consoles untill they make a console upgradable (hardware wise) like a PC. meaning you dont get stuck with 2 or 3 year old hardware for the entire console 'cycle'. i mean usualy by the time a console is "finished" and ready to be shiped its hardware is allready atleast 1 'cycle' out of date in comparison to a PCs abilitys.

on the up side though, a console is much MUCH more easy to develope for (usualy though there was alot of issues with the PS3s development system from what ive read) since all the hardware is the same even if it is out of date, and as i found out the hard way after having spent way to much cash on an alienware computer it can take ages for software to actualy catch up with the hardware. my computer is about 2 years old and its just NOW getting games made that can take advantage of its hardware. i poped a chubby about buying a dual core (and of course quad core chips came out about 30 seconds after i settled on the dual core) chip only to find that ive spent most of the last 2 years having to disable one core to even get most games to lode.

in my opinion though if im gunna spend alot of cash im gunna spend it on a PC not a console since PC do more than play games. and even if ALL you did with your PC was play games your still much better of with a PC than a console due to upgradable issues.

like i said there is nothing actualy wrong with consoles other than the price, for $600 i expect not only the console but atleast a free year full of visits by hookers. knock that baby down too the $200ish price range and id prolly own one. any more than that and its better over all just to get a PC and get other things out of your hardware besides games.

and zippy whats your obsession with being able to cheat? cheating in a game is like being in the special olympics ............ well you know the rest :)

with the PS3 you don't have thousands of bugs to work out with different hardware and driver configurations, however you gain a new code style to learn, the upside less bugs to deal with at the end of the project on the PC if a game is launched early like Bioshock the game is given a patch or 2 and then forgotten, PC gaming can be worse off than console gaming sheerly for the focus of the market..

About cheating tis called fun factor, games with broken and lacking gameplay mechanics are basically worthless, a cheat device brings out the fun thus can make any game worth playing.

In this case tis not about being a retard its about having fun beating a retard....wha?
:P

Sparkly-elf
thats only partially right, the corporate focus on console gaming has stagnated at best the gameplay quality of gaming as a whole.

Lets get my issues with control and cheating..I am still a game nazi:
But really the console market can be a lot more "watered down" but frankly the whole game industry is like hollywood filled with shallow content and some good stuff too if you can find it.

deplorable:
what i wouldn't give for a game in which we kill yanks... i guess it would be too popular, the rest of the world may declare such a video game as an olympic sport.

Umm... There's a whole crapload of games you kill yanks in... The first thing that comes to my mind is the GTA series, the game IS in the US, and you do have the ability to kill innocent American bystanders.

Also:
1) people, stop complaining about the no-hat thing, it got old 4 pages ago.
2) the PC is superior to consoles, as Sir Wyatt pointed out. Stop living in denial.

Lmao, the thing going through my brain when you came on screen for real was, "wow, he's cute." xD I totally stopped thinking about what you were saying. heh

Thisusernameisjustanotherwasteofspace:
2) the PC is superior to consoles, as Sir Wyatt pointed out. Stop living in denial.

*indulges in denial to thwart you!*

Nah, really, for me consoles > PC because I work on my PC; and it's just more comfortable having a medium that isn't contaminated with 'serious'. And every time I try to install a PC-exclusive game and it refuses to work because it requires (for example) an old version of Quicktime, I'm happy about the general decision.

Or maybe I should get a third partition for Windows 95 or 98.

DOS?

*shudders*

Yeesh. We should start an "Is Yahtzee Cute?" thread just for itself.

....hey....

In fact, we SHOULD start an "Is Yahtzee Cute?" thread.

Where would it be appropriate to do that? Is it here because the topic is Yahtzee, or is it Off Topic?

pinkgothic:

*indulges in denial to thwart you!*

Nah, really, for me consoles > PC because I work on my PC; and it's just more comfortable having a medium that isn't contaminated with 'serious'. And every time I try to install a PC-exclusive game and it refuses to work because it requires (for example) an old version of Quicktime, I'm happy about the general decision.

Or maybe I should get a third partition for Windows 95 or 98.

DOS?

*shudders*

erm you Do know that XP (and vista) allows you to run any program in compatibility mode right? (for XP) just right click the app, select compatibility tab, click the box, use the drop down to select the previous OS to run it and your gold.

i have had to do that with several games, Dungeon Keeper 2 comes to mind right off hand, have to run that one in 95. well thats not exactly true i dont HAVE too it WILL run in XP but its not stable.

and what new game makes you load an old version of quicktime? not doubting you id just like to know so i can avoid it :)

and while we are on the topic this is yet another reason to go PC for gaming, your games never stop working. it might require a bit of effort on your part but i dont own a PC game that i cant get to play on this computer and some of those games are over 12 years old. try saying THAT about a console. all those hundereds of not thousands of dollers spent on games POOF gone over night unless you want to stack up 3 generations of consoles in your living room you need a friggen PHD in pysics just to keep the wires straight. and if you buy more than one brand of console forget it.

hehe console tards, gotta love em 8D

DreamerM:
Yeesh. We should start an "Is Yahtzee Cute?" thread just for itself.

....hey....

In fact, we SHOULD start an "Is Yahtzee Cute?" thread.

To be frank, I have absolutely no interest in watching my own gender publicly throw themselves at the feet of a man, making shrewd sexual advances, and simultaneously get clobbered by the male population on how we look like whores.

And as usual, we'll all degrade into some mudslinging fight/flame thing, where everyone accuses everyone else of being sexist. So no, not really.

es-:

To be frank, I have absolutely no interest in watching my own gender publicly throw themselves at the feet of a man, making shrewd sexual advances, and then simultaneously get clobbered by the male population on how we all look like whores.

And as usual, we'll all degrade into some mudslinging fight/flame thing, where everyone accuses everyone else of being sexist. So no, not really.

That you would take such a thread so seriously saddens me.

I simply thought it was a funny idea. Didn't realize it'd be detritus, food for the scum of the internet. Please forgive my intense stupidity, most gracious lady.

DreamerM:

That you would take such a thread so seriously saddens me.

I simply thought it was a funny idea. Didn't realize it'd be detritus, food for the scum of the internet. Please forgive my intense stupidity, most gracious lady.

I just think that girls publicly gushing over men in a forum that's predominantly male-oriented is a poor decision, that's all. While I understand the (admittedly girlish) intent behind it, others may not. In this very thread there are already feelings of exasperation about females squealing over how Yahtzee looks instead of focusing on the content of his review. Creating a thread about this will only perpetuate the response.

es-:

I just think that girls publicly gushing over men in a forum that's predominantly male-oriented is a poor decision, that's all. While I understand the (admittedly girlish) intent behind it, others may not. In this very thread there are already feelings of exasperation of females squealing over how Yahtzee looks instead of focusing on the content of his review. Creating a thread about this will only perpetuate the response.

Just about everything everywhere is predominantly male oriented. I admit it's a girlish idea, but that's the point, this is the internet, this a place called "the escapist" this is us getting away from the world. If we continue to let those rules govern our responses here, then they've already won.

Besides, a bit of me loves objectifying men. Not just out of sheer bloody-minded rage for the things said about Jade Raymond during the build-up to Assassin's Creed (that woman is one of my heroes), but also out of a firm belief that; "hey, women have desires just like men do and it's okay to voice them in a playful, good-natured fashion, regardless of what member of the faceless mass is listening."

If I believed every stupid thing I heard any guy say about what they "really" want from a girl, I'd believe that they just want someone to get naked on command and leave them alone when they watch sports. Obviously, in reality gender relations are a bit more complicated then that, for both men and women. That is a fact that deserves all the respect you have in you.

Yahtzee, I think, is smart enough to get it and would take such a thread for what it was.

I personally think that if Lara Croft's backside can sell game after game, we ladies can be permitted one thread to debate the appeal or lack-of appeal of a pale, snarky, lanky british guy.

you cant objectify men. we allready see ourselves as objects. what? you didnt think we only did that at women did you? if we cant sell it, eat it , kill it, or fuck it, then it doesnt matter.

ill say though you women are welcome to adopt that world view if you like. though i kinda like you just the way you are. dont become more like men, be proud of being a woman i say. God made two sexes for a reason, women can do loads of things men will never be able to, not least of wich is to view the would outside the frame work of those 4 things i listed above.

your more than welcome to say you like men, and comment on their looks and sex appeal thats not my point, but this notion of 'getting back' at men or otherwise trying to be 'equill to men' by doing the same things we do is kinda fuzzy thinking to me, it says to me that your only way to self worth is based on being able to act in the same way men act. the only way your not equill is if YOU choose not to be

in the movie "Tomb stone" (wich you may have noticed my avitar is from) there is a line in it when the lead woman says "Im a woman, i like men, if that makes me not ladylike then i guess im just not a lady" and she was right, she wasnt a lady, she was just a woman just like we are just men. take pride and value in yourself no matter your sex, age, location, skin color, religion, nation, what ever. nothing your ever gunna do or say on the outside will change who you are on the inside.

from a mans point of view all i can say is that you wont ever gain my respect by trying to be like men and acting a part of empty headed giggle machines that just swoon over a 'cute guy', you wont ever gain my respect by going the other way and burning bras and looking down on your fellow women, the only way to gain my respect is to stop looking for it at all.

ive never in my life given a thought to what women in general think of me in particular or men in general and ive gotten along just fine. thats not to say that i dont care what my mate thinks of me, or other women in my life, but its not BECAUSE they are women that it matters its because they are imporiant to me. so why do women in general give any thought to how men in general view them? sure men in general objectify women, as long as YOU dont let the men in YOUR life do it to YOU what do you care? i dont care that women seem too think all men are raving beasts with the only motivation of having sex with as many women as possable as their only goal in life and again im getting along just fine.

the second you stop letting what others say and do effect your view of yourself, your life will change for the better. the only person whos opinion you can actualy controll in this life is your own, once you get a handle on that you find that nothing else really matters anymore. say what you like, live how you like, but do it because YOU want too not because you want to shock someone else, or you think someone else expects it of you.

Wyatt:
why do women in general give any thought to how men in general view them? sure men in general objectify women, as long as YOU dont let the men in YOUR life do it to YOU what do you care? i dont care that women seem too think all men are raving beasts with the only motivation of having sex with as many women as possable as their only goal in life and again im getting along just fine.

Sixty years ago women were viewed by society at large children: socially, mentally, and physically inferior to men. A hundred or more years ago, they were basically possessions, passed from father to husband with so-many possessions in toe.

The concept that women are fully-developed, fully-functioning and fully capable people, worthy of equal protection of the law and equal consideration as people, is a relatively recent concept to bubble to the surface of the public consciousness, yet people my generation and younger are taking it for granted.

Still, I'm not here debating the feminist movement in abstract, but that a woman SHOULD be able to speak openly about her desires without fear of horribly derisive name-calling.

I agree with your points that you should never let anything: not color or nationality or race or gender, interfere with you seeing and appreciating a person for who they are. The overly defensive of either gender or race allow themselves to be defined by that alone. If they never look past it, they can't expect their peers ever will.

Wyatt:

pinkgothic:

*indulges in denial to thwart you!*

Nah, really, for me consoles > PC because I work on my PC; and it's just more comfortable having a medium that isn't contaminated with 'serious'. And every time I try to install a PC-exclusive game and it refuses to work because it requires (for example) an old version of Quicktime, I'm happy about the general decision.

Or maybe I should get a third partition for Windows 95 or 98.

DOS?

*shudders*

erm you Do know that XP (and vista) allows you to run any program in compatibility mode right? (for XP) just right click the app, select compatibility tab, click the box, use the drop down to select the previous OS to run it and your gold.

i have had to do that with several games, Dungeon Keeper 2 comes to mind right off hand, have to run that one in 95. well thats not exactly true i dont HAVE too it WILL run in XP but its not stable.

and what new game makes you load an old version of quicktime? not doubting you id just like to know so i can avoid it :)

and while we are on the topic this is yet another reason to go PC for gaming, your games never stop working. it might require a bit of effort on your part but i dont own a PC game that i cant get to play on this computer and some of those games are over 12 years old. try saying THAT about a console. all those hundereds of not thousands of dollers spent on games POOF gone over night unless you want to stack up 3 generations of consoles in your living room you need a friggen PHD in pysics just to keep the wires straight. and if you buy more than one brand of console forget it.

hehe console tards, gotta love em 8D

*falls off chair*
I can't run some 95/98 games because compatibility is a joke and virtual machine can't do 3D graphics (main game I can't run the GL version of Mech warrior 2 titanium in GL/DX mode, I can run it in dos mode but thats kinda degrading since the game was awesome when I ran in it Gl/DX mode.)

Suficae to say compatibility is wonky emulation is a bit more stable,I love emulation save stats,speed throttle, graphic filters, much prefer it over the crappy regurgitation of the console market offerings.

I wouldn't mind paying 15$ a month for a Streaming Xbox emulation service on PC that gives you cheats,save states and what not,sadly corporate is not interested in innovation....

DreamerM
zippy rambling
men get bashed all the time for being men yet because they are a precived majority they can't complain back without being looked at funny, there comes a point when a group needs to deal with the reality of reality and quit whining over every little thing, fight for freedom and eaqaulty in laws within society and man up over being treated poorly by other groups in it because you will always have some in society to make fun of others regardless of who/what/when/where because humans are that petty.

PC zero tolerance on intolerance is not going to protect anyone from humanity being human but it dose not mean we can't be fair to everyone...but the PC nazis :P

es-:

DreamerM:
Yeesh. We should start an "Is Yahtzee Cute?" thread just for itself.

....hey....

In fact, we SHOULD start an "Is Yahtzee Cute?" thread.

To be frank, I have absolutely no interest in watching my own gender publicly throw themselves at the feet of a man, making shrewd sexual advances, and simultaneously get clobbered by the male population on how we look like whores.

And as usual, we'll all degrade into some mudslinging fight/flame thing, where everyone accuses everyone else of being sexist. So no, not really.

You do realize at least half of those reponses will be made by men, don't you? ^^

As for PC vs Consoles (which is strange considering the PC is yet another console... I guess it's sort of like PC vs Mac, Macs being PCs :P) I'd say the PC is superior as far as possibilities goes. If there's an old game that you want to play you just know someone has made their own little patch that makes it work. If a great game is neglected by it's original maker then eventually the talents of the community will step in and right the terrible imbalance (see Bloodlines for example). The things that favor consoles are:
- The lower price, if the only thing you're going to use the machine for is games.
- The guarantee that if you buy a game it WILL work on the first attempt, and that it will play like it's intended to.
- And... uh... Fighting games (at least 3d-fighters) are meant to be played with a controller!

I think the reason why we got to this point is because game producers view PC users as stinking thieves, whatswith torrents, DC and all that stuff. For a console gamer to pirate games he needs to mod his machine first, something not everyone is prepared to do, either because they don't feel like voiding their warranty (The red ring of death is actually a pretty clever ploy ;) ) or they're not prepared to pay 200 to have it modded. So, with the semi-irrational fear of pirates producers prefer consoles, but feel that they need some more reasons to rationalize their decision, thus sparking the superiority debate : P

Personally I enjoy both, but if a game comes out on PC as well as console I'm going to get the PC-version (most likely).

PC vs Console discussion:
Allow me to point out emulators for all but the newest systems. While you can't compare a real system with an emulator, I would rather have 20 systems at 90% functionality than spending the cash at that many real ones. The XP comptability works only on 50% of the games, and DOS games are almost nonworking, but imagine, we have a working emulator even for that. Also, I'll point out the various MODs for games that increase the lifespan of a game greatly. And, if we ever get a game with controls unthinkable for the keyboard+mouse configuration, we just plug-in a controller.

Somebody said that a PC "is for working". Tell that to the many many companies making gaming gear for the PC, before they lose their jobs... I'm sure ATI and nVidia will be thankful for such advice.

Regarding the installation of an older version of QT to run a game. That is not the fault of
the PC as a platform, but the game company for being idiots.

To get things strait, I would LOVE to get a console, it saves a lot nerves when searching fot the right configuration for a game, but saying it's better than a PC is just stupid. Then again, I have no intention proving that to any of you any further, since you have shown that I was right when saying you all live in denial.

Is having a Young Indiana Jones Ad after that not pushing the whole targeted advert theme a little! lol

Loved the quick time use.

DreamerM:
Besides, a bit of me loves objectifying men. Not just out of sheer bloody-minded rage for the things said about Jade Raymond during the build-up to Assassin's Creed (that woman is one of my heroes), but also out of a firm belief that; "hey, women have desires just like men do and it's okay to voice them in a playful, good-natured fashion, regardless of what member of the faceless mass is listening."

I would love to start a discussion over this (although this will become really off-topic, but what the hay).

How do you feel about female objectification? In my view, any type of objectification is undesirable. Objectification focuses on looks and sexuality rather than merit, and reducing a person to a vagina (or dick*) is degrading.

I actually blogged about this previously, but it does bear repeating - just because men openly want to rape Jade Raymond doesn't mean that, for equality to happen, women should do the same to men. The concept is objectification, in and of itself, now employed by both genders. It smacks of hypocrisy when a female types out 'HE'S SO HOT' while complaining about how men still perceive the female population.

You mentioned in your second response that females have had a history of oppression, being paraded around as objects. That, somehow, makes is acceptable for females to objectify men, because if men aren't called names, women shouldn't too? Two wrongs don't make a right. As you mentioned, the things said about Jade Raymond were awful. We're going down that very road as well.

There are some men who thought Jade Raymond was a whore (how they reached that conclusion, I don't know). Creating a thread to objectify men will, as mentioned, only confirm that belief that all women are whores. Don't hand sexism on a silver platter.

DreamerM:
... a woman SHOULD be able to speak openly about her desires without fear of horribly derisive name-calling.

The problem is that it's still not. It's nice to idealize and all, but in the context of an (Internet!) forum it's simply not possible.

* Of course, not that I know if men actually mind being regarded as sexual objects. Maybe Johnny Depp does take comfort in knowing that he's in the sexual fantasies of prepubescent girls everywhere.

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