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Nipah

  • joined Oct 20, 2012
  • last login Aug 31, 2014
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Graphic Designer, video gamer, all around nice, albeit sarcastic, guy.

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No worries.

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Stuff like that happens fairly often though.

Quite possibly the worst reasoning for anything bad that happens to anyone ever.

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Easy to say when its not your pictures I suppose…

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Yeah… Imgur is rife with the damn things… can’t go three images without a reference.

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We’re not talking about celebrity internet boobs, are we?

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I didn’t say anything was ok, I just said that its a bit of a stretch to point out a single game or games in general and truss them up like the cause of all that ails us.

Manhunt was a bad game (outside of it being bad mechanically) because it was violence for the sake of violence… It was a player guided snuff film. That being said, it would take an unhinged person to take that game and tout it up as the sole reason they murdered someone… It might be the tipping point, but no video game, no matter how debased, is going to drive people to commit murder or any other heinous crimes.

Games are a reflection of society, they are not a cause of its woes. Just like there are violent movies, books, songs, and plays, there are violent video games. And just like there are comedies, and dramas, romances, and children’s entertainment, so goes video games… but people would rather latch on a few genres of games and hold them up to condemn the lot, which is a bad way to try to make a point.

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It’s so nice that I’m not first on the list of jerks around here.

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Evermore had a Secret too… clearly all these games told us nothing.

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Side note: Was there actually a “secret” in Secret of Mana? I don’t remember…

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Final Fantasy 7 was all tech… so bringing up “fantasy” like its a sticking point is silly.

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But most fans going into it were expecting something blatantly Final Fantasy… Swords, magic, glowing, different crystals of some sort, giant yellow birds, old school airships, the works.

And Square only called it Final Fantasy to capitalize on the popularity.

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Calling it a Final Fantasy movie was a dumb move on their part…

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That Monster Hunter one is pretty nice.

I haven’t played the games, but it might be worth the bundle for that design.

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But perhaps they should be boycotted for creating a game whose sole conceit is taking the life of another.

I honestly don’t see much point in boycotting a video game because its about killing… It would be much like boycotting the movie Predator because its about an alien that hunts humans for sport.

Am I contributing to mass murder?

Unless you’re specifically funding the people pulling the triggers, I can’t see how you’re jumping to this particular conclusion. Is Ubisoft in the business of wiping out large groups of people? Am I to partly to blame for a person who read Catcher in the Rye and went on to murder a house full of people?

It is incoherent to believe that video games simply cannot contribute to a person choosing to take a life, while simultaneously believing that video games can cause a person to deprive an entire gender of its agency.

It is ludicrous to believe that any one aspect or input in a person’s life is the whole defining factor in their perception of others and their world view… to simply say “Oh, this person is sexist because of video games” or “This person is a murder because he only watched slasher flicks” is about as ridiculous as saying “This person is a great benefactor of humanity because he eats KitKats”.

To pretend that video games are any different from other interests and hobbies is fallacy, but to pretend that they don’t have any impact at all on a person is also wrong… Whether a video game could potentially be a tipping point towards a darker path is going to vary from person to person, and from situation to situation, so trying to pin blame on any one thing is an exercise in futility.

If you feel that playing an Assassin’s Creed game makes you a terrible person, or you feel that purchasing a game sends the wrong message: by all means, boycott it. However, I’d appreciate it if you or anyone else would not try to make it sound like you’re taking the moral high ground while I wallow in depredation playing FarCry or watching Shoot em Up.

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That last picture is great.

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ha ha, remember when Sabre was an idiot on the weekend?

“Gonna have to be more specific…”

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Thanks for the input… I know what you mean, but my particular setup would actually be worse with a larger screen.

Basically, I do everything from my couch at the moment, and I’ve never really been much of a desk gamer. It makes the most sense with a laptop (obviously), but even when I do eventually get a PC I have a (perfect world) solution for my little preference.

I’m currently about 4 feet away from the TV screen as I sit, and plan on getting a swing arm for when I have the PC so that it won’t feel so far away while puttering around Polygon and the like.

It’s worth noting that the TV has HDMI, built in speakers, and seems to be 8ms for response rate… I suppose that might end up being a bit crap for some games, but I’ve got an entire year to sort out what kind of actual display I want to use.

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Hah, yeah… that’s one of the first sites I had bookmarked. I thought it was a good launching off point to get something in the ballpark I was looking for, and then tweak and fiddle with bits and pieces (and the case) to get something I could live with.

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Excellent. The bit about PSU is good to know, and everything else actually.

I’d almost be willing to buy a Ducky Shine keyboard on name alone, I’m not gonna lie.

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Light chuckle

Heh, I did mention I’m pretty clueless when it comes to these things.

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Thanks for all the info. Steam Move and the Classic Shell have been bookmarked for (hopefully) future use.

And also, thanks for the thoughts on Win 8.1. I’m not for or against it, but its nice to see someone recommending it because I (this being the internet) I generally see people panning it Win 8.

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Those Gundam books are fantastic.

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You must just turn over your paychecks the moment you get them.

Also, Sakura Wars!

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Side note: any particular place a guy can go to get a good deal on Windows keys (ones that aren’t shady as hell)?

Seems there was some trading on Reddit, but they locked down any Microsoft trading because of [stuff], which means they were probably sketchy deals anyhow.

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UEFI is completely new to me, so thanks for bringing that up… I’ll have to look into it and see what it’s all about.

And that Alienware machine is a strange kind of cool… I generally dislike their designs, but that is like an alien (… I get it) version of the new Mac Pro, which is kind of alien looking itself, oddly enough.

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