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Old 12-03-2008, 10:53 AM   #32661
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It's a crummy little island, for heaven's sake!
Now you're just being ignorant.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:01 AM   #32662
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So nothing new there, then?
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I just noticed he totally ignored my appeal to him about writing properly so that everyone would understand him.
Exactly, and that's what bothers me about the whole thing. As you said, there are many important reasons why people should write in an understandable manner. Ah well, I guess he's just going to have to live with the fact that everyone's just going to skip through his posts.
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Oh, and here's another rant. When it comes to internet porn addictions, as discussed in threads such as this one, why do people blame the internet? Shouldn't they be placing said blame on the porn industry?
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:37 PM   #32665
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Shouldn't they be placing said blame on the porn industry?
I'm sure he does Squinks. But in his case the internet has indeed become a problem so I understand him.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:05 PM   #32666
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I posted there, and I can't recall ever whining about a game. Much more likely is that I praised one.
...minus you and me, then. Still, whether it be in that thread, or in a thread on any big gaming website, gamers really like to complain about games. Even if they haven't played the game yet or have to make up problems to complain about.

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Illuminate me as to the location of that island on which I left the dolphin figurine that I had, six weeks ago, stolen from the bearded baker man in a fit of rage.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:07 PM   #32669
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Here it is

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A thread most controversial, that’s what I want to start
Full of impassioned arguments, of posting from the heart
And for this stimulation all will be thankful to me
On come on everybody it won’t work if you agree
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:27 PM   #32670
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...minus you and me, then. Still, whether it be in that thread, or in a thread on any big gaming website, gamers really like to complain about games. Even if they haven't played the game yet or have to make up problems to complain about.

Gah, I can sing a song about that. I wrote a post today explaining to someone why it would be ludicrous to even consider turning the *AUDIO TAPES* in Fallout 3 (and actually also Bioshock, which the person cited as example) into cutscenes. The person said Bethesda and the makers of Bioshock were taking the cheap way out, by turning something into an audio tape instead of paying for having a cutscene with graphics.

Seriously, now that I think about it more, my eye starts twitching. Like so: . It seems he really didn't think about how these things just wouldn't be good as cutscenes, he just insisted: This game needs more cutscenes. Note that he never played Fallout 3 so far. He played and completed Bioshock, which did actually had quite a bit of cutscenes. But even there turning the audio tapes into cutscenes would not have made sense at all, since they were stuff like a doctor's note made during surgery (only overexcited fathers-to-be in cheesy movies carry around cameras in operating rooms. ), or simply journals. And in Fallout some of the Audio tapes were done by people trying to survive while the bombs are falling, and stuff like that. They most likely did not think of bringing their camera. And also, most people don't go around documenting everything in video form if a simple note will do as well - or an audio recording. This is a question of sensible use of resources, for Brian's sake!

I'm sorry, I am ranting. My post in response to the person was a lot more calm, by the way.

So yeah, I sometimes rant about the people playing the games. Not the games themselves, and if I complain, it's in a sensible way. Unless the game is *really* bad, I always find positive points too.

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I've always been mad, I know I've been mad like the most of us have.
You have to explain why you are mad, even if you are not mad.
"There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad."
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In other news, I'm convinced that this guy is a troll.

Either that, or I'm just not used to netspeak anymore, except in an ironic sense.
I just looked at his stuff and I don't think he/she's a troll. This person is just another example of netspeak gone amok. It's sad. The best we can do is post by example.

another thing.... that peeves me...are those people that...somehow...never found the comma key and...well... they just are very comfortable with the period....i think i have peeved about this before....apologies for lack of proper case also.......................................
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:33 AM   #32673
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another thing.... that peeves me...are those people that...somehow...never found the comma key and...well... they just are very comfortable with the period....i think i have peeved about this before....apologies for lack of proper case also.......................................
I do that sometimes at the end of a sentence when I want to express hesitation or mischief.
Is that as annoying to you?
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I refuse.



You ever notice how "Therefore" and "With all due respect" add scientific credibility and false politeness, respectively, to any statement you might make?


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Yup, that's what I explained to him too. But scripted events is what is used for cutscenes these days, since many people complain if there's too many cutscenes. There are times when you temporarily don't have control inside Bioshock, like just before you get to harvest/save your first little sister. You couldn't do anything during the sequence that you looked at, and though it was not a proper cutscene, it was very similar too.

*bashes Giligan over the head for editing his post -yet again- >_< *

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I think those qualify as QTEs. (Quick-time events) As I said before I edited my post yet again, according to some game design material I've read, cutscenes are more along the lines of full-blown cinematics but they're rendered in the in-game engine. Whereas QTEs are short moments where control is taken away from the player due to the player's interacting with something or triggering a combat move, or what have you.
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THE MACHINESSS!!!

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