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holy headaches, batman

-_-  time to go find some medicine so my head will stop feeling like it’s exploding

actually…

http://www.reddit.com/r/GrandTheftAutoV/comments/2epnl1/the_single_most_annoying_tree_in_the_whole_of/

there’s a tree westish of the Grapeseed runway that takes the cake.  i’ve been killed by it simply because it doesn’t render until i hit it.  -_-  taught me to never fly low after taking off from that place in SP.

Minor Addition

When I was younger, I used to play a lot of fighting games.  In fact, in the 1990’s, that was my forte.  Then it was the shooters.  Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Red Faction 1/2, Medal of Honor, and of course, SOCOM games.  Then I went through a phase where I played a fuck ton of MMO’s (EQ, MxO, WoW, EQ2, CoH/CoV, etc).  Slowly I’ve evolved to where I am now, which is that I prefer open world games (the more detailed the better).  What I prefer may change, but we’ll see.  If open world games continue to get more detailed, I may very well continue to favor them, though I don’t see myself jumping into the new generation of gaming for quite a long time (there are PS3 games I still want and I’m not in a hurry to try and figure out how to afford new gen, though I’d rather do that via computer, but eh, we’ll see how that turns out).

Edit: this Tony Soprano stuff has me chuckling.  The one comment on this article nailed it:

"I finally asked him whether Tony was dead or alive.”
“No he isn’t.”

Such a helpful answer, but explains why the guy says in the update his answer was misconstrued.

The Video Game Industry of Late

ouknow123:

spruebox:

I’ll be honest: I’ve grown to really not like the game industry of late.

I’ve been gaming for around 25 or 26 years now. in that time, I’ve always had games appeal to me, so when I see these girls and their white knights storming around, demanding that video games be changed to accommodate them,…

100% agree with you. The reason I do so much gaming is A) it’s fun to me and B) it’s an escape from all of those mention in the above. Where will the escape be then?

I think one of the reasons I’ve grown to like open world games so much is that it gives me a big world to explore and find new things.  I have literally spent hours in some of my open world games, just exploring the map and finding neat little details to admire and think it’s cool that the devs included that stuff (like fruit trees in GTAV that drop fruit if you hit them with a car).  My life is kind of miserable, to be honest, so I love the prospect of playing someone else’s life for a while.  Lets me forget my troubles and focus on their stuff, so I can have a break from mine.

Sadly, I saw something about how game reviews should include things like how women are treated in a game (apparently some stupid review went on about how women were treated in GTAV, a game series notorious for treating everyone like shit, because it’s a parody of real-life).  I’m looking for an objective view on how the game plays and how the story is (though the story isn’t as important as gameplay, but it does help when a game has a good one, too).  I’m not looking for your personal opinion on why X company doesn’t treat women well in their games, because that’s for an opinion piece, not a review.  Anymore, I’ve found it easier to just base my purchase decisions by watching someone play on Youtube (GTAV was a game I got interested in based on pre-release leaked footage…  I had very little interest in it beforehand).

I wonder if ad revenue starts to dry up for these sites what they’ll do then?

Some more Juggernaut armor shots that I never posted.

The Video Game Industry of Late

I’ll be honest: I’ve grown to really not like the game industry of late.

I’ve been gaming for around 25 or 26 years now.  in that time, I’ve always had games appeal to me, so when I see these girls and their white knights storming around, demanding that video games be changed to accommodate them, because they’re female gamers, I get offended.

I feel like all these years I’ve spent gaming without any problem are just flat out ignored by these twats, who say that gaming is not inclusive for women and thus needs to change.  I have never felt that the gaming industry didn’t make games for me.  A game does not, nor has it ever needed a female character to appeal to me and I feel that is what these morons are missing.  Making a female lead is not going to automatically make it the best game ever.  It’s the game and the gameplay that matter more than the main character.  One example is that i don’t care much for CJ in GTA San Andreas (can’t stand his personality, especially the way he acts like a bitch around Catalina), yet I’ve beaten the game three times.  The main character in GTA3 doesn’t even speak and I’ve beaten that one three or four times.  These people never lived through the days of gaming when the main character and even the games themselves had less personality (or none at all) compared to today.

Those people were also not around when gaming was considered something only retards did (or at least basement dwelling snobs).  Hell, they were probably part of the group that bashed the gamers, but now?  It’s the popular thing, so not only do they want in, they want to change gaming to suit their needs, because fuck everyone else who was already gaming, especially if they don’t have a dick, because fuck them for proving that these gaming trenders are a bunch of fake assholes who don’t really give a shit about games.  They just want everything to be about them.

And then you have the companies that fall over their own steps just to please these fucking dipshits, like Ubisoft (which is another reason why I don’t care for the company, because they don’t have the fucking backbone to go: “Diversity?  Have you fucking assholes never played AC Liberation?  Did you never play AC3?  Or Freedom’s Call?  Have you fucking twats never been around long enough to enjoy Beyond Good and Evil, a game we still refuse to make a sequel for because we’re morons?”).  Ubisoft, these aren’t the people buying your games.  The ones bitching about Aiden being “another white guy” have never played Watch Dogs.  You are trying to appeal to the wrong fucking crowd, because nothing you do is going to please those people.  If you put in a female assassin and she gets fucked up like Connor did at the end of AC3, they will bitch and whine about it.  If they don’t like your portrayal of a female, they will bitch and whine about it.  You are trying to appeal to people who can’t be pleased.

Another example is all the ones whining that GTA has three main dudes in V, but not a main girl.  The ironic part is that if they actually did do a female main, they’d probably get shit for doing it!  People bitched and whined when San Andreas was announced, because the main character was black.  You honestly don’t think that would happen if a female were announced as the lead?  -_-

So, in closing, I’ve just gotten real sick of how stupid the gaming industry has been of late and how it doesn’t matter that I’ve been gaming just fine for around 25 to 26 years, because “games don’t appeal to girls.”  It’s fucking bullshit.  End of story.

Taken just after I landed the Vestra with no power (you can kinda see the flames above the left door engine).  I don’t think the landing was as good as the one I did where I had a Buzzard lose power pretty high up and still managed to land in one piece. 

Taken just after I landed the Vestra with no power (you can kinda see the flames above the left door engine).  I don’t think the landing was as good as the one I did where I had a Buzzard lose power pretty high up and still managed to land in one piece. 

I Got Fifteen - How Many Children Should You Have?

My result was that I should get a cat and not reproduce.  Wasn’t planning on it, but I think I’d rather have a dog, personally.  :)

Jimmy Doohan talking about the suicidal fan he helped to save.  I’ve seen the IMGur pic floating around, but never knew there was a source video available to see.

i do apologize about the lack of posts

between having some bad luck, health wise, and how i have to careful control what i view (my mood is unstable and hard to control), i just haven’t been around much.  eh.  maybe things will improve soon.  i certainly know i’d like my headaches to go away before long.  -_-

edit: since this is a bit of an older post, thought i’d stick something on here- i very rarely go into specifics about how i’m feeling, because i made a locked blog specifically for that.  even though i had an evaluation to find out what was going on my head, i’ve only mentioned two of the three in a post (even if i had an about me, i wouldn’t post that there, because it’s tacky).  the third one i will never talk about.  i’m not proud of it, i think talking about it paints a target on my head, and thus, nope, not gonna discuss it.

i have been struggling a lot more than my blog has ever let on.  i guess when i get on my blog that i’d just rather write about other things or post stupid pictures, which is also why i tend to get pissed off when every fucking post is about the same current event and i either start blacklisting shit like crazy or i start unfollowing people, because there is only so much of that stuff that i can handle.  if i want to know about the news, i go on /r/news or see what the headline thing is on Facebook.  i’m not here for that shit.  i actually just went on an unfollow spree because of stuff like that recently and added even more terms to my black list.

oh and fyi, second week in September i prolly won’t be around here much.  same for other sites i visit that week.  it’s a bad week for me and i’d just rather not be around here then.