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  1. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-06-01 04:35
    0utf0xZer0
    I totally get that the combination of tech is there. But Microsoft of late has a decent track record on privacy related disclosure and a bad track record on shoveling DRM and user interfaces paradigms down users throats. And I'm not much into speculating. Especially in an environment where there's that much anger going around - even justified anger tends to cloud people's judgement IMO.

    (Side note: This is way, way late, but I remember you making a post about murder in Sword Art Online and mounting an insanity defense on the basis that the accused went insane from being in the game too long. Can't speak for Japan, but IIRC, in Canada the insanity defense is not that simple. "The accused is insane" is not enough. For the accused to be found not criminally responsible, you need to show that their insanity was such that they did not understand that they were breaking the law.)
  2. Triple_R
    2013-05-31 19:08
    Triple_R
    You're likely much more tech savvy than I, so maybe there's some things I'm just not getting here that you are getting. However, I hope you would agree, at least, that the XBox One certainly raises eyebrows at least, from a privacy standpoint.
  3. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-05-30 15:39
    0utf0xZer0
    Among games I consider to fit the "nostalgia" category, the Command and Conquers are the ones I fire up the most frequently - particularly C&C1, RA1 and RA2 because those were the ones I really liked. The community has done a decent job patching them to work better on newer PCs too (see pcgamingwiki.com - which is a great source of info on fan patches in general).

    That said, these days I do most of my gaming when I meet with friends for LAN parties, and C&C was never a big LAN game for us (though I do remember playing both C&C1 and RA1 against friends via 14.4K modem back in the late 90s). Warcraft III was for a bit, which was a bit annoying because I was nowehere near as good at it as C&C.

    I really like Civ IV and V as LAN games - I find the length of the games mean I get really invested in the outcome. Unforunately I have trouble convincing people to play it on LAN due to the game length, and I've never enjoyed it quite as much just in single player.

    I have a similar group of hobbies (though I write mainly original stories now) so I know how difficult balancing them is. Time has been a bigger issue than money for me - my PC is quick enough to run all but the bleeding edge games despite its age, and Steam sales make the marginal cost quite low.

    In terms of single player, the only games I've invested significant time into these past few years are Dragon Age: Origins and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, both of which I'd recommend to you given your tastes.
  4. Triple_R
    2013-05-30 08:55
    Triple_R
    Right now, I own a XBox 360, and a few games for it. Prior to the XBox360, my last console system was the original Playstation. Most of my gaming has been on the PC.

    My all-time favorite gaming franchises:

    NHL games
    Sid Meier's Civilization series
    Command and Conquer
    Age of Empires
    Heroes of Might and Magic
    Suikoden (I completed the first, fourth, and fifth ones; almost completed the 2nd)


    There are a lot of other games I've tried (Mass Effect, Soul Calibur, WoW) in a lot of different genres, but I tend to prefer RTS games, and games where you're basically building a society.

    There have also been a fair number of RPGs I've played and/or completed (some of the Final Fantasy games, a couple of the "Tales" series of games, the first Xenosaga game, etc...)

    But what I find is that I just don't have enough time for work, anime, gaming, and fanfic writing. I like anime, gaming, and fanfic writing about equally, and gaming is the most expensive of the three, so I don't game all that much. But it's certainly possible I might get more into gaming again one day (it'll probably happen once I tire of fanfic writing). It's only recently that I tried Mass Effect.
  5. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-05-30 00:46
    0utf0xZer0
    Hey, I sometimes wish these threads would just die so I could let the matter go, so I can feel you there.

    I'm curious though... you mention you don't game much anymore, but do you game at all? If so, what platform?

    I'm pretty much exclusively PC myself and have been for years (though as I mentioned to Syn, there's a bit of PS3 stuff I'd love to own). My girlfriend, on the other hand, essentially plays VNs on PC and Pokemon on her DS.
  6. Triple_R
    2013-05-29 23:15
    Triple_R
    Just so you know, I've probably gotten a bit too emotional in the XBox One thread. I'm going to try to take a break from it. I just find what Microsoft is doing very distasteful, and wanted to vent a bit about it. I want to thank you for being relatively unemotional about things, since it did steer discussion in interesting ways at times.
  7. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-05-29 01:11
    0utf0xZer0
    One other weird thing that I wanted to put in my last post but didn't consider entirely on topic: I've had female moe fans tell me that they started as either a Pokemon fan or general video game fan with mild anime interest, and then transitioned into moe fans after finding promo art for To Heart 2 online and wondering what it was all about. On two separate occasions. Which wouldn't be so surprising if it weren't for both dropping the same name in a rather small sample size.

    On it's own it probably doesn't mean a lot, but combined with some other stories I've heard, I get the impression there's quite a few fans out their whose "origin stories" don't quite fit the norm.
  8. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-05-24 03:46
    0utf0xZer0
    Quote:
    1. The criticisms are largely valid. You have to admit a lot of this stuff is pretty dumb and highly repetitive. Even some fans of it admit that.
    Sure. But I tend to find reading stuff written by people who are venting tiring to read in general, even if it's an issue I care about.

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    2. You're probably more well-versed in the general geek fandoms than I am
    I find that highly questionable. I come from PC geek, occasional fanfic author background, not a general geek one. The only reason I consider myself to be a good source of information on what makes people anime fans is because Vancouver has a pretty good anime fan scene and I meet quite a few people at events, including newbies.

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    but in my limited experience with them, this sort of content really is what's holding anime back a bit amongst North American general geek fadoms. To comic book fans who debate over Power Girl's "Boob Hole" on her costume, a lot of this Ecchi material is just way too much. It does make them more reserved about giving anime in general a chance.
    Where do people outside the fandom get exposed to this kind of content, let alone come to believe it's typical of anime?

    I'm just surprised because in my experience, comments I hear about too much ecchi, or moe, or whatever in anime tends to come from more experienced fans, not newbies.

    I also have axes to grind with a lot of "think of the mainstream" types over their tendency to trash shows that I honestly think don't deserve it. Example: the anime that got me into anime, Moon Phase, occasionally gets called "lolicon trash" or some such. Never mind that the show is fairly tame and that I've had pretty good experiences screening it to less experienced fans.


    P.S. since we're talking about darn good shows that have bits of questionable content in them, have you seen any of Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge? Don't listen to Reckoner, it's good.

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    There was a time in my life when I myself was in the mood for it every now and then.
    I'd go so far as to say that some of the milder ecchi titles can be good gateway shows. I went through a bit of a "harem phase" in my first year of being an anime fan, with Love Hina and Shuffle, which have their share of service, and I know I'm not the only one. Then I discovered Kanon 2006 and decided I found moe harem more interesting than its ecchi counterpart and it all kind of snowballed from there.
  9. Triple_R
    2013-05-23 09:20
    Triple_R
    Ok, thanks for clearing that up.

    As for "rants against the usual whipping boys", well here's the thing:

    1. The criticisms are largely valid. You have to admit a lot of this stuff is pretty dumb and highly repetitive. Even some fans of it admit that.

    2. You're probably more well-versed in the general geek fandoms than I am, but in my limited experience with them, this sort of content really is what's holding anime back a bit amongst North American general geek fadoms. To comic book fans who debate over Power Girl's "Boob Hole" on her costume, a lot of this Ecchi material is just way too much. It does make them more reserved about giving anime in general a chance.


    Now, speaking personally, I gave up on anime going mainstream in the west about a year or two ago. For that reason, I now find this stuff pretty easy to ignore (you'll probably notice I've had very little to say on To Love-Ru or Queen's Blade). My view is that "Anime isn't going to go mainstream in the west anyway, so we might as well let the ecchi fans enjoy their shows in peace". I mainly commented on that Ecchi thread because I wanted to head off the common misconception that if you dislike Ecchi it's because you're a prude. To be fair, I also realize that many smart and decent people can and do like ecchi. There was a time in my life when I myself was in the mood for it every now and then.
  10. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-05-22 21:42
    0utf0xZer0
    No. I actually changed the wording there though it's probably still possible to draw that inference.

    That said, I've been part of most of the "nerd communities" I'm part of for so long that I find rants against the usual whipping boys get tiring after a while. It's like "guys, I've been hearing about this for 7-10 years now, make peace with it already".

    (Tangent: speaking of being around geek communities a while... I'm not sure which is more disconcerning for me, realizing that I'm closer to 30 than 20 or that games like Half Life and C&C: Red Alert are now 15+ years old. Though at least I'm used to thinking of those as older games, unlike, say Far Cry (2004).

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