Most polarizing video games and why?

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DrLitch
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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby DrLitch » July 11th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Back on thread -

A polarizing video game that I recently enjoyed was Zelda Majora's Mask. I was never the biggest fan of this Zelda game in the day (the time mechanic was annoying / borderline unfair). But this game does have a large following - two schools of thought - either one of the worst Zelda games, or one of the very best.

Matchstick wrote:At the risk of derailing this entire thread, Litch, I do have an honest question for you. Was it even worth having that job, knowing you had to work around people like that? Not sure how the dude was at work, but man, I can only imagine having to show up to the office or whatever each day and see that schmuck, especially after what he said to your wife. Do you even still have that job? Does he still work there? Did anybody in the building actually like working with a guy like that?


Luckily, we are engineers, we largely work by ourselves or in small groups. This guy was outside my immediate sphere, I would run into him at the canteen and department meetings. One bad egg need not ruin a basket, but it can ruin a cake if mixed in. The job was well paid and resume enhancing – I have moved onto pastures new. Hard to say how everyone felt about this guy - I only really friended a few individuals. A couple of my friends at work really disliked him - they used to smoke around the back of the building but he once walked by and next day a memo gets sent around by HR reminding people about "smoking rules".

ActRaiser wrote:That guy is a grade A idiot. Guns are perfectly legal. He clearly has a few screws loose. Sorry, man.


Yeah this guy was anti 2A/home owner/guns etc... A local incident involved an intruder/burglar who had his arm broken by the home owner in a scuffle. For some reason he asked if any of us wanted to join him on a protest. He was planning, along with a few other people, to stage a protest outside the house where this happened. To achieve nothing other than be annoying or get arrested when the guy calls the cops.

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby ActRaiser » July 11th, 2019, 4:51 pm

DrLitch wrote:Back on thread -

A polarizing video game that I recently enjoyed was Zelda Majora's Mask. I was never the biggest fan of this Zelda game in the day (the time mechanic was annoying / borderline unfair). But this game does have a large following - two schools of thought - either one of the worst Zelda games, or one of the very best.


That's a great example. I certainly never finished it on the N64. I could never quite grasp how it worked and I didn't have the patience to figure it out. Yuck, that one was not for me.

DrLitch wrote:Yeah this guy was anti 2A/home owner/guns etc... A local incident involved an intruder/burglar who had his arm broken by the home owner in a scuffle. For some reason he asked if any of us wanted to join him on a protest. He was planning, along with a few other people, to stage a protest outside the house where this happened. To achieve nothing other than be annoying or get arrested when the guy calls the cops.


Weirdo. If someone broke into his house, he would change his tune about having access to a firearm awfully quickly.

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby Voor » July 11th, 2019, 11:09 pm

Further derailment....

Ugh, the classic “”HR tattle tell guy”. Every company has one. Who goes to someone’s house and demands to know what’s in a safe?

You mentioned he was also anti 2A and home owner? I don’t know what 2A means and what’s the issue about owning a home?

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby Matchstick » July 12th, 2019, 1:14 am

Voor wrote:Who goes to someone’s house and demands to know what’s in a safe?


That was my second-biggest issue with the initial story, aside from how the guy completely disrespected Litch's wife in her own house! I agree, though, that from the sounds of things the dude seemed like he just wanted to know what was in the safe, and was pouting and making a scene because he couldn't find out.

Yes, Litch was accurate, that definitely counts as snooping around! But seriously, you keep things in a safe because you *don't* want to show people what's inside of there. If the guy can't even wrap his head around that simple concept, then brother, I can only imagine what other issues are running through that dude's head.

Good for you for getting away from that environment, Litch. Glad you were able to move on and find better work somewhere else. Sounds like you did a pretty good job of keeping away from the guy, but really, nobody should have a work environment where you have to be constantly looking over your shoulder for some tattle-tale co-worker. Yes, like Voor said, nearly every office has someone like that, but it really shouldn't be that way. That's on management to set someone like that straight. They can only go and complain about this and that so many times before someone in HR needs to step up and tell them to mind their own damn business.

It's not hard to do, and frankly, having been in management several times in my own life, telling employees to keep their mouth shut and just concentrate on their own work is not a difficult conversation to have. Hear them out about issues, sure, but if you start to notice a pattern, nip it in the bud and shut them down. It seems to me like the dude in Litch's story had gotten a bit too much re-enforcement over the years for his tattle-tale ways, and thus kept at it.

But seriously, going to someone's house, judging them for some posters and video games, wanting to know what secrets they literally keep locked away, and insulting their wife? Woooooof! Hard to believe people like that actually exist, but as we all know, they're out there. I'm guessing alcohol was a factor? If so, calling the cops on the guy would have been fun: "Yes, I have a raucous houseguest who won't leave even though he's been told to. By the way, he's been drinking, and probably shouldn't be driving himself home to begin with. Perhaps you could send a few officers my way to provide him an escort?"

On a side note, as I've gotten older, I've invited people over to my house less and less, and rarely, if ever, spend time with co-workers outside of work. Situations like Litch's are a good reason why. While I've never had something quite that intense go down, I have definitely had my own "enough is enough" moment, and now more or less just keep to myself. Doesn't work in all situations, but man, keeping the work and personal life separated is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Just me, the wife, and the cats when I get home, and I wouldn't want it any other way :D

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby DrLitch » July 12th, 2019, 2:36 am

Voor wrote:You mentioned he was also anti 2A and home owner? I don’t know what 2A means and what’s the issue about owning a home?


2A - short hand for 2nd ammendment.
Home owner - typo - meant home owner rights (linked to 2nd Ammendment).


Voor wrote:Ugh, the classic “”HR tattle tell guy”. Every company has one. Who goes to someone’s house and demands to know what’s in a safe?


A bully wanting to earn virtue signalling points by deriding others for a sense of moral superiority.


Matchstick wrote:Hard to believe people like that actually exist, but as we all know, they're out there.


There are many people like this. My wife deals with these people all the time. Heck, there was a get together two Thanksgivings ago (we did not go to it) where fists were flying. My wife's friend's husband was a marine who served in Iraq and was told at the party by some of her collegues that he was a murderer and should be locked up for war crimes.

Anyway, I will bow out of this discussion, it is incredibly negative and we come to this forum for some light hearted banter and escapism 8-)

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby Voor » July 12th, 2019, 7:29 am

Lol. We just kind of ventured off into “polarizing posters and mysterious rectangular objects found in a home”.

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby mbd36 » July 12th, 2019, 3:27 pm

Can you think of any games that are loved by average/casual gamers but hated by the critics and video game snobs?

There's a lot of this in movies, music and books so it must exist to some degree in video games.

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby ActRaiser » July 12th, 2019, 3:43 pm

mbd36 wrote:Can you think of any games that are loved by average/casual gamers but hated by the critics and video game snobs?

There's a lot of this in movies, music and books so it must exist to some degree in video games.


Ha! Pretty much every Call of Duty or Madden game ever made.

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby Gleebergloben123 » July 12th, 2019, 4:42 pm

And this is one of the main reasons why I’ve barely posted here. Many of these posts have zip to do with gaming and since we’re talking about guns/gun control let’s just open it up to whatever. This is why I liked mods.

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Re: Most polarizing video games and why?

Postby Voor » July 12th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Eh, to each his own. Sometimes a thread needs a little kick in the pants! Lol

His point was great. Ever heard of a game becoming a workplace issue? And shows that the degree of polarization is often based on the personality of the person “offended”.

There are a lot of games I find distasteful , but it’s my own opinion of it and don’t make a big deal of it.


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