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You people DO realize that things such as transformative works and making something your own exists, right? The game is Nintendo's, but the game PLAY is whoever is playing the game at that time. No two people play a game the exact same way. This keeps getting said countless times and people ignore this because it is an inconvenient truth about things right now. Things like reviews and demonstration of gameplay is protected under fair use.

It's a real person actually... #1.1.22
48d ago by darkpower | View comment
@hoju69: pirating, I would be against (not the same as peer to peer sharing, mind you).

MODDING a game in the way you can on a PC, though? Ehh...I think it could be worthy to at least consider that option (and Sony should look into making some official way to allow people the opportunity to do that). Modding can extend game life for single player games if you can manage the community effectively. Modding isn't inherently bad. #1.1.8
70d ago by darkpower | View comment
There is a sense of misunderstanding of what goes into making either a Let's Play of a game, like what Pewds, Jessie Cox, or Markiplier does, or a video review, i.e. Angry Joe or TotalBiscuit (TB actually did a video concerning this: I highly recommend you watch it below, as it goes into much detail about how this is a horrible idea by Nintendo, and TB is another huge proponent against this, and it's curious as to why you didn't bring his dissension to this idea since he's a H... #7
102d ago by darkpower | View comment
Pewds is right, though: for many game companies, this is not only free advertising, but something that they do approve of, especially when you get into stuff like reviews such as what TotalBiscuit or Angry Joe do regularly, or someone like Jessie Cox or Dodger that will show you an obscure game that not many know about, or a game that might've not sparked your interest if they didn't bring them up.

For instance, I discovered a YouTuber by the name of AuroraPeachy from... #1.1.19
114d ago by darkpower | View comment
I fear a few things:

- Personal opinions getting in the way when it comes to this matter. Part of what caused the Zoe thing to blow up was the subsequent efforts to censor MundaneMatt and TotalBiscuit about this. That's what got people's attention (because DMCA have been known to be abused in the past, and a lot were very suspicious about the DMCA claim). What could stop a moderator from failing a story just because they sided one way or another? We've seen countl... #13
129d ago by darkpower | View comment
The goal is to establish a new form, or to correct the current form, of gaming media to where cases of nepotism and corruption are taken out of it. No one should have to question as to whether or not a review that is supposed to be as unbiased and as objective as a review can be is is just a glorified advertising piece for a personal friend of theirs that is overlooking glaring flaws in the game in order to help their friends sell more copies of their game. There needs to be more objectivity... #10.1
140d ago by darkpower | View comment
Yeah, I was getting it about this usage of the wording here. I was trying quickly to find non-vulgar ways to describe it, and I couldn't think of any other way at the time.

I have fixed that (I didn't know you COULD edit blogs after they were approved here; I thought it worked like the news submissions here all this time), as well as added things about TB's situation, and a video that highlights some of the vitriol that the GG community has gotten. #8.1
142d ago by darkpower | View comment
The tweet that the guy printed out might have been fake.

The tweet Liz got from the guy that printed it out? VERY real! #3.2
143d ago by darkpower | View comment
There's another, HUGE ordeal that TotalBiscuit just went through about a retweet of someone's stream to support a charity. The guy got hissy about it, and he suddenly got people tweeting to wish his death via the cancer he's been getting treatment for (in droves, mind you).

It's been a very interesting week, and it seems as though the anti crowd's been self-destructing. #6
143d ago by darkpower | View comment
A correction before people get up in arms: I was confused by the Twitter handle, thinking that Chris Kluwe was a WoW dev. He is not. He used to be an NFL punter for the Minnesota Vikings. I didn't get to edit this out in time, and hopefully you'll forgive my error. #1
143d ago by darkpower | View comment
It's happening with most of the outlinks on N4G right now, and I'm not sure why. Thought Google was just bugged, but Firefox is saying this, too. As I said to the person above, this is something I put in a ticket about, since I experienced this going on earlier today. #4.1
150d ago by darkpower | View comment
I put in a ticket for this earlier today. This is a site wide issue that was going on for a good number of out links on this site today. Just click on wherever the "go to anyway" link is, because it's not the site that's doing it to you. It's N4G's side for some reason. #3.2
150d ago by darkpower | View comment
In case no one else mentions this, one of the criticisms of Tapped Out was the issue of microtransactions. This article (written by Game Informer, who also did an interview with Anita Sarkeesian that never challenged even a bit of anything she's ever said and then called out anyone who dared to say that it was a one sided interview) never makes any mention of how unfair microtransactions were in that game.

Person who did THAT? Well: #3
155d ago by darkpower | View comment
They've already tried, and she already called them on it. She was actually misquoted in The Guardian (she was asked about it, and she said while it could be somewhat related, that she didn't think that it was appropriate to do without proper proof). Then Gawker came and just did what they usually do with a story like this.

But you can't be shocked that someone that clearly has an anti-ethics agenda to try to vilify in any way those that call them out on that agenda. #4.4
174d ago by darkpower | View comment
The return of Wild Arms! #1.1.11
182d ago by darkpower | View comment
Not only that, but there have been several developers that were caught in this wide net. Several have come out to condemn the list's existence because of the means of getting on this list are so vague by principal (if you have even KFC being blocked from this - which is not an exaggeration: KFC's Twitter handle was actually on the list - then you know something silly is going on). You had several who were actually victims of real harassment being caught in it, as well.

183d ago by darkpower | View comment
Ehh...I just don't trust this guy.

That having been said, if you have Jack "Crocodile Tears" Thompson calling you a fake, you KNOW you have it bad.

Which means, Anita, you got some 'splaining to do! #16
187d ago by darkpower | View comment
Just look at how people tried to co-op Mike Morhaime's neutral message to make it sound like he was condemning one side and weaponize it, and you see why many execs have been quiet. They don't want their words used that way. #11
188d ago by darkpower | View comment
Is it me, or did Dean try way too hard to get him to say something definitive against GamerGate? Layden didn't exactly go pro or anti about it. Shawn only left it at the general "all harassment is bad regardless" and left it at that.

Dean Takahashi and VentureBeat has been obvious anti-GG shills, so it's no surprise that he tried to really get the answer he wanted out of Shawn here. He didn't get it, but I'd look for VB to try to spin that into "... #6
188d ago by darkpower | View comment
The one thing that actually happened was KingofPol lying about the info to a Ben Denton post, which was too convenient of a find for me to not be somewhat suspicious, and then he went ape shit over things.

However, the Tube personalities include one very prominent one: TotalBiscuit, who has been very active in weeding out the fabrications in the media's attempt to distract by vilifying. The Tube people are part of what has made the traditional media so finicky. Most are s... #1.1
197d ago by darkpower | View comment
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