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by ptdebate1
March 29th, 2015, 8:24 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Capitalism killing games?
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Capitalism killing games?

[QUOTE=Herschie]Hey, Capitalism is great. Capitalism is about competition and innovation. That's why I hate this crap with Madden and the exclusive NFL deal. It squashes competition and thus quality. <br />[/QUOTE]<br /><br />But...capitalism is what <em>created </em>the situation wit...
by ptdebate1
March 28th, 2015, 2:01 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Xbox Exclusives?
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Xbox Exclusives?

[QUOTE=ActRaiser]Egad, man<br /><br />Titanfall!<br /><br />Get the digital download version.  Don't bother with the disk as it's an online only multiplayer game.  They were having sales for it not too long ago where the whole game was $12.50 including all of the expanded map packs.<br /><...
by ptdebate1
March 28th, 2015, 10:38 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Capitalism killing games?
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Capitalism killing games?

Very provocative article by the designer of the Oddworld games. Basically, shareholders [investors] in game companies need to see big numbers, which means capturing the largest market share possible. The problem is that this hampers creativity <em>and</em>, not surprisingly, long-term sustainab...
by ptdebate1
March 27th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Xbox Exclusives?
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Xbox Exclusives?

Enjoy! I have both a PS4 and Xbox One and have to say that I slightly prefer the latter so far.<br /><br />"Ori and the something" (<img src="/images/boards/smilies/tongue.gif" alt="[tongue]" border="0" align="absmiddle" />) Is GREAT. I'm in the process of reviewing it right now. Impossibly beautifu...
by ptdebate1
March 26th, 2015, 6:57 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Rate the site!
Replies: 21
Views: 3998

Rate the site!

Here are my thoughts--<br /><br />Presentation: The site is more utilitarian than flashy, which I <span style="text-decoration: underline;">love</span>. Modern sites are so bloated with complex scripts and in-page ads that sometimes even the fastest web browsers fail to provide a smooth experie...
by ptdebate1
March 26th, 2015, 5:32 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Boring Game Magazine Covers
Replies: 40
Views: 2367

Boring Game Magazine Covers

Olto,<br /><br />I'm sure we're more in agreement than we are in disagreement. We at least both agree that more diversity is a good thing and that games as a whole are improving in this regard! <br /><br />Thanks as always for the discussion <img border="0" align="absmiddle" src="/images/boards...
by ptdebate1
March 26th, 2015, 2:50 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: New Nintendo 3DS XL
Replies: 18
Views: 1348

New Nintendo 3DS XL

[QUOTE=scotland17]If that tax refund is murmuring in your ear to be spent on video gaming, and you already own a low mileage 2DS, 3DS, or a 3DS XL ...why would you not buy something else instead? [/QUOTE]<br /><br /><em>Very </em>good point. I was thinking about shelling out for the Majora's Ma...
by ptdebate1
March 26th, 2015, 2:37 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Boring Game Magazine Covers
Replies: 40
Views: 2367

Boring Game Magazine Covers

[QUOTE=Oltobaz]I gave you two main protagonists and one major supportive character (FF 13). Token examples?[/QUOTE] Sure, one Vita game, one bit of DLC, and a game released in 2009. Out of the hundreds of games released every year, that's less than a drop in the bucket. More like a single hydrogen a...
by ptdebate1
March 26th, 2015, 2:09 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Boring Game Magazine Covers
Replies: 40
Views: 2367

Boring Game Magazine Covers

Oltobaz,<br /><br />I totally agree that, for the most part, things are headed in the right direction. But even what you provided seem like token examples. Protagonists (i.e., defined correctly as the <em>single </em>main character of a story) remain overwhelmingly white and male. <br...
by ptdebate1
March 26th, 2015, 1:00 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Boring Game Magazine Covers
Replies: 40
Views: 2367

Boring Game Magazine Covers

Just a response to those disputing the race and gender problems of games in general:<br /><br />When was the last time you played as a black character in a game that was <span style="text-decoration: underline;">not</span> related to crime?<br /><br />If you're a kid playing games, and you happen to...

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