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Yes - just fixed the score.

1040d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

A couple of "key problems" in our current web journalism climate:

- reviewers write for sites paid in advertising bought by the publishers of games they are reviewing (conflict of interest, low ethical standards)
- an abundance of reviewers paid only in free games (low standards)
- first!!!! (content is rushed)
- more and more often I'm seeing tech reviewed on its "potential", not what it is delivering. That this is becoming acc...

1040d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

I love 'em. So much great stuff can come from developers and teams with lower inertia. We may see big budget cinematics in AAA titles, but innovation belongs to the indies. Hecker, Rohrer, Cuthbert, Blow, Chen and their ilk are geniuses.

1041d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Reports are indicating that it's most likely a tracking cookie (I did not use "virus" in my post).

1043d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

No problem, it's a useful point of clarification :)

1043d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

No, it is happening to Android users that never visit N4G. With each affected person, however, it does seem to single out one or two sites they visit regularly.

1043d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

It did make the final four under consideration...prize-wise that nets you my admiration and a pat on the back. :P

1052d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I think I answered your Q here? Let me know if you have more questions. http://forums.n4g.com/tm.as...

(it was considered in August, as that was its creation time)

1054d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

That's what the money is for!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

1084d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

What the sexualization of a character (male or female) does most, in my opinion, is send a message about who the game is *for*. When I see art for Dragon's Crown or when I get a PR email with the subject line "Protect your wenches!" my gut response is, "This isn't for me". Targeting a male audience is fine, I just wonder that some folks don't realize that's the message they're sending.

Now, when I played Dragon Age II and every female ...

1086d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

I believe in a variable price point. Non-disc formats allow this, I think it's necessary.

For a huge, AAA, open world RPG that I'm going to play for 200 some hours I'll pay more than $60 for that experience.

1086d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

I love KS. I've backed everything from games to films to products to charity projects - and I've been burned on some of them. I love it because it's my choice (or our collective choice) to back something, so I'm comfy with assuming some level of risk. It's *my* risk. :)

1087d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Sorry, super, my tone was pretty bland on this one (what can I say, I'm tired!). The only one ever in trouble is LostDjinn.

;)

1090d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Your discussion of the world promised and the actual exploration allowed hit home, that's a game element that can...not make or break, but be the difference between "good" and "overwhelming joy". It's something that makes me hungry for all things next-gen, thinking about what could be possible.

1112d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Quit sassing me!

1113d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

May winners should all have their prizes now (PayPal issued 3 days ago, and Amazon codes delivered yesterday).

June winners TBA!

1117d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I need better connections.

1132d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

There's no doubt that Microsoft's messaging on this topic (and others) has been very confused. The message they're getting across to servicemen and their families isn't "We have a solution for you" it's "This console isn't for you". I'm proposing that what made the difference in their 180 decision is the media picking up on things like Don Mattrick's comments.

1133d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

I enjoyed seeing that blog make the rounds on Twitter, anything that kicks up that much dust has "winning blog" stamped on it ;)

1140d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yep, it's really about the line between "oops, typo!" and "I was typing blindfolded while wearing mittens".

1151d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment