My opinion,having read 2 out of the 3 articles i’ve linked to is that the gaming industry is a big dumb place with lots of dumb people.
Game developers are assholes
Game journalists are assholes
Gamers are assholes
If you believe that game developers and game journalists are nice people, then let me carefully point out that both are probably gamers as well, and since we are generalizing then it’s safe to say that all 3 are assholes.
The majority of what has been said is pretty dumb. I don’t really give a fuck about Phil Fish, but I do know that whenever you make a dumb comment like “Japanese games are bad” you end up with people who like Japanese games on your doorstep complaining about your opinion.
This is the age old problem of any kind of debate. People get very passionate and say really dumb things on a regular basis. Shit escalates and then we get death threats being thrown around. This is the nature of humanity. We are a very dumb race of beings if we cannot politely let someone have their opinion, even if we think they are wrong.
I wish to add that I no longer say “I am a Gamer”, but just a person who plays videogames on an frequent basis. I guess I’m simply not hardcore enough anymore for this truly intense scene.
(EDIT) : I took the image down because it was pretty bad taste. Also, This article is about generalizing and how dumb it is. OK?
Hello people. It’s an update! I hope this will inspire me to maybe do more.
Anyway, you might be curious about the video game Call of Duty:Black Ops II, especially with the free weekend currently going on right now. Luckily, I’ve just participated in this free weekend event and can safely say that downloading this gaming experience is not worth the effort UNLESS you have never ever played a COD game before.
Here is what you are not missing.
So apparently I’m not updating the front page at all. I haven’t made a post in forever, and there’s a pretty good reason for that. I basically got into Tribes:Ascend in a big way, and essentially grew tired of updating the front page with posts that no one would read anyway.
I am honestly sitting here thinking about what to do with the website. Part of me feels like I should leave it as is, a relic that I can come back to or let someone else take full control over. Another part of me is to tidy it up, condense it and create a more purposeful website for the TF2 servers and other things we run here. The only other thing I can do is start something fresh and change the website up and try and pull activity towards it in a different way. We have simply moved on from playing TF2 or any game specifically, and become a group of people who just happen to play a group of games.
Some people in the American communities I have become involved in have suggested I merge Slamurai and Crits together, which could work. Some people have expressed that they like the people here, but the last thing I want is a community so big that no one knows each other.
Either way, there’s going to be a some effort put into producing something of worth here, but it’ll probably be on hold for a couple of weeks while I figure out whats going on right now.
Just reminding everyone that DARK SOULS is predicted for a PC release and I am insanely excited about this.
By the way, Tribes Ascend is now Open Beta.
So there’s been a huge change happening within the fighting community the past 2-3 years, which is mainly to do with the rise of Street Fighter 4 bringing a huge comeback for the genre. Soul Calibur has been one of those games that has seen some real dynamic changes over the history of the series, and SCV has evolved to compensate for what is slowly becoming an increasingly popular e-sport scene. Out of the series, the only game I’ve not played is Soul Calibur IV. I simply didn’t have any interest in the previous game and I considered the game a bit of a joke, with the inclusion of Star Wars characters. So what appealed to me the most about this new one? The character creator of course!
Recently our gaming servers had it’s 100,000th player join. This is an incredible achievement for such a small community, and I’m quite surprised that it’s happened in such a small amount of time. We’ve been a community for almost 3 years, but we’ve only begun running this server for the last 6 months. Sure, the tools that Valve have provided have proved to be incredibly helpful in getting to this number, but it also shows how far we have come in providing fast, free and reliable servers. This couldn’t have been possible without the main community, and I want to thank each and everyone of you for being there and helping when we’ve needed it.
In particular, I would like to thank TheBrindster. None of this is possible without him. He has done a stellar job with keeping the community going, has set up a quality server and spent much of his own money keeping things going and has never asked for a word of thanks.
I’d also like to thank Devozade for following up on running the TF2 servers, and appointing him as being the main admin for it has been a great decision.
And of course, I’d like to thank the regulars for coming back, day after day and providing a place that I, and many others consider a home from home.
There’s quite a bit going on right now, hopefully you’ll find some Christmas cheer in these updates!