So I think Im gonna start using http://www.mobygames.com instead of http://www.metacritic.com for reviews. Mainly because MC is corporate as are many of the sites it posts reviews from (in behaviour, if nothing else), whereas MG is run by actual gamers. Yum.
Update: Red tells me we're going to be improving on this feature of our own come the new year. Excitin' times. :)
He also says they're rich snobs kind of so maybe I wont use it. Haha.
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Great way to spend a saturday or sunday, no? They've got a ton of game footage and stuff..a guy from the Good Old Games forums says they have lots of interesting war footage too:
The WW1&2/communism/cold-war footage is rather interesting. I believe the old Warner-Brothers cartoons on the subject and of the era are there as well. And while many are unavailable without subtitles, you can find footage from Germany and the Russia/USSR(?) did in response to the 'allies'
This is a typical sex exploitation film from the early 1930s - complete with wild parties, sex out of wedlock, lesbianism, etc. A chorus girl's exposure to the "casting couch" also exposes her to syphilis.
Exploitation filmmakers hoped to capitalize on the taboo subjects of venereal disease, sex before marriage, lesbianism, etc. while skirting the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 which forbade a film from containing such content. Films like this would tour the United States for years - mostly being shown in rundown, skid row theaters. This film has been re-edited and re-titled ("Human Wreckage", "They Must Be Told", "Trial Marriage", "About Trial Marriage") many times to attract the same audience to film, to take advantage of a taboo subject which may have gotten press recently or to appease local censors who disapproved of the film's content.
How cool is that? Kinda makes me wish I was born in 1910.
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Hello, this is just an advance e-mail in light of the expected DRM for the PC edition of Mirror's Edge which I am hoping you can forward to the appropriate sources.
While I would delight in the irony, I'm praying and begging you not to put DRM in the game, at least not "heavy" DRM (i.e. install limits, SecuROM, online activation), and hopefully not any games of yours in the future. I realize this is a lot to ask, but as a gamer I feel it is vital to do so.
I love the game dearly and thank you guys so much for taking the risk with it and continuing on with the series despite what seem to be less than stellar sales. I would love nothing more than to support this by paying for it, but I need to know the company which publishes it trusts its customers and respects them enough not to install unnecessary protocols on their machines or limit their experience with the game to any great length. I know there are big names at your company which don't fancy DRM but still feel it's necessary. I understand the perspective, but there's got to be a better solution than this. In the meantime, can you at least keep it to a minimum? CD checks and/or serial keys I've long felt are an okay compromise between gamer and publisher.
It would be nice to hear back on this, too, but I understand if this is not possible as you are a busy company.
(Some of these wouldn't link to the entries in question properly, so I linked to the their main page instead).
And these are just recent ones, really.
So, not to call anyone out for the sake of it or anything, but for people who say our reader's "aren't ready" for explicit posts, that they're juvenile, I say to heck with that. I'm really impressed to see how intelligent you guys really are, and to read all the interesting thoughts here floating about. I strongly feel the blogs are already one of the best features on the site, so props to you folks for helping make it so. :)
RabidChinaGirl says: it's like Star Wars meets a fashion show ...why is there a woman playing a harp there's a flying penguin spotlights Halo looking guys ...this thing is spitting tongues out more Halo ish stuff Star Wars meets Halo half naked girl? man? woman? guns she's fighting armored guys half naked why do the main characters always win despite wearing no armor? why do all the characters look the same it's weird Guild Wars looking stuff blah blah blah OMFG they flashed liked 3 faces that looked the same this is a fantasy based on reality *what* ...a true figure is still hidden in the sleep LMAO this guy looks like Sephiroth in his teenage years a girl in cute clothes maybe she'll pull out big guns and do something cool oh wait she's a girl JUST KIDDING dude the guys in suits look like men why can't the mian character? people wearing hoods wow that's not overdone bromances lmao मुक्ति says: i think if you had a conversation with square about these trailers they'd probabaly kill themselves RabidChinaGirl says: LMAO yeah I should work for Square I wanna be their trailer approver or their concept approver मुक्ति says: be their everything approver RabidChinaGirl says: they'd never get anything done मुक्ति says: everyone would be fired in ten seconds RabidChinaGirl says: their new games would turn int MGS + Halo + Gears "DOES THIS GUY EVEN HAVE A *bleep*?!" GIVE THIS WOMAN A *bleep*ING PURPOSE GIVE HER PAANTS मुक्ति says: or just take away the guys pants RabidChinaGirl says: to see if he has a *bleep* मुक्ति says: :) RabidChinaGirl says: please give someone facial hair I am losing track of who is who they quoted Shakespeare. THAT MAKES IT FULL OF COOL मुक्ति says: i dunno, then the dudes would look like chicks with facial hair
Predictably, the article decides to focus on the sad clown angle, wondering if hes having a midlife crisis. Oh f-ck off. What the hell is wrong with these people? They even quote a goddamned psychotherapist. Trust me, psychotherapists wouldnt know awesome if it punched them in the ear on the subway. Bill Murray doesnt have a publicist, gives honest answers to people who interview him, and shows up in random places just to hang out with people. What more could you want out of him? The world could use at least 1,000 more Bill Murrays. And thats why Im naming this scotch glass Bill Murray. Come on, Bill, tell us a story. Oh Bill, youre my best friend.