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SuperNewb

  • joined Nov 22, 2012
  • last login Jul 31, 2014
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Owning games is still how 99% of people get games.

You say and assume everybody just believes you…

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I’m glad we seem to be reaching a real conversation here. Sorry for being snarky earlier!

At some point I feel like I’m going to start putting words in the mouths of Polygon staff and I’m kind of extrapolating from things Arthur Gies said during Press Reset but let me give this a shot…

One of the founding principles of Polygon was the re-emergence of the byline. Polygon has, in part, always been a personality based venture. I think that was probably the catalyst for shows like Cooperatives, Besties, and Friends List. We’re supposed to be getting to know the staff as people.

Though Polygon is, and always will be, primarily a video games website it is also a collection of individual personalities. Part of the hope, I think, is that by getting to know Chris Plante, Tracey Lien, Danielle Riendeau, Phil Kollar, Arthur Gies (and so on…) as human beings and more than just names on an article we can add subtext to everything they write. Instead of reviews coming from Polygon as some sort of ethereal, incorporated entity they come from real human beings. I remember reading Phil’s Last of Us review and knowing that I would dislike the experience for the same reasons he did because I had a sense of who he was and how his views about video games aligned with mine.

This article may not have been for you and I’ll agree that it’s relation to video games is subtle, maybe even flimsy, but I don’t think that’s really the point. Chris enjoys watching the Bachelorette and sees a relationship between that enjoyment and his love of video games. By telling us about that enjoyment he gives an insight to his personality and brings context to the website as a whole.

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Thanks! That’s nice to hear.

Consider this though: When you find yourself upset that a website isn’t exactly what you personally want it to be you could always just go to a different website.

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The article clearly related itself to video games.

Personally, I love it. I love The Bachelor the way I love great, open-ended video games that allow me to push the boundaries of a world and its systems.

The Bachelor has a similar vibe to a video game.

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’POLYGON’S 2013 GAMES OF THE YEAR’ they were all video games.

How DARE an online entity try to expand its horizons or change in any way!

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SPECIAL REUNION EPISODE OF COOPERATIVES

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Between the two my bill went down $20/month. Now admittedly electricity in Boston is expensive… And of course you’d see less of a change from JUST keeping a PS4 off. But as you can see in the link I posted below the Xbox One / PS4 use more electricity in standby modes than we’ve gotten used to from last gen.

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Well here’s the NRDC report.

http://www.nrdc.org/energy/game-consoles/default.asp

The PS4 consumes less than the Xbox One when on standby for obvious reasons but it’s still using some pretty decent power.

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But I just want more DLC for Peggle 2…

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Off. Keep that electric bill down. Noticed a serious difference the month I changed the setting on both my Xbox One and PS4.

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That’s because Thursday (NFL Network), Monday (ESPN), and for that matter Sunday night (which you left out, NBC) are nationally televised games. The purpose of Sunday ticket is to give you the games that aren’t televised in your area so that a fan of the Washington Football Team, like me, can watch their team’s game even if they’re in Boston.

The same is true of MLB, NHL, and NBA service. MLB.tv doesn’t include night ESPN games, NHL doesn’t include NHL Network and NBC games and there are also, of course, blackout restrictions limiting what you can watch if the game is available through a local channel.

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Call it a ‘werewolf movieAMIRITE?!?!

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That’s not what this discussion is about.

ThirteenthLetter asserted that Tracey pretended to not understand what was happening. The only thing she said was that they were poking fun at the idea and alluding to the Ubisoft situation. Alluding meaning they were hinting at it or making an indirect reference, not that they were trying to give a historically accurate representation of exactly what was said.

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You don’t think they’re making, “fun of the idea women are harder to animate?”

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Could you point out for the me the part of this article where Tracey says anything that could be interpreted as a misunderstanding of what was said?

She actually literally quotes exactly what Alex Amancio said.

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But at the end of the day, I fail to see why a legitimate strategy that’s been used for ages in some way, shape, or form should be neutered just because a part of the audience thinks it’s not exciting even though it arguably takes more skill to pull off than straight up manfighting with flashy abilities.

Same reason the NHL made its goals bigger and added shootouts.

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