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bobbypaycheque

bobbypaycheque

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#4

bobbypaycheque commented on Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mast...:

@Jazzer94 First of all he didn't get 5th, he tied for 5th. Honestly, he says so himself, he darts around edge guarding. Skilled players can defeat this play style and in fact did. Wobbles was especially impressive at Evo not just because of his incredible skill but also because he was using a fun character, didn't need an edge guarding Sheik to win. Sorry, but I just don't think Mew2King is nearly as good as Mew2King thinks he is. I'm sure he wins a lot of tournaments against players who just want to have fun and not hinge their entire self worth on a Nintendo game. But at a major tournament where the best players actually show up he ties for 5th. Which is good, but not as good as his royal smugness Mew2King seems to think.

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#13

bobbypaycheque commented on Review: Unepic (Wii U eShop):

If they made a D&D game for the WiiU and the person with the gamepad was the dungeon master and the people using the four wiimotes were the adventurers... oh man that would be awesome.

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#15

bobbypaycheque commented on Wii U Skylanders Bundle Deal Heading to GameSt...:

@brucelebnd Correct, people who act like 32gb solves the storage problem are being unrealistic. Personally I'll be getting an external HDD. I mainly got this bundle because the price for what you get is fantastic and I think Wii U looks great in white, doesn't show the finger smudges as much.

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#16

bobbypaycheque commented on Wii U Skylanders Bundle Deal Heading to GameSt...:

I grabbed this set yesterday on sale for $199. Really happy with it for that price, just gonna grab a dirt cheap 32gb USB stick for storage when needed. Actually prefer the white because it doesn't show fingerprints too badly. Great bundle, really happy with it.

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#19

bobbypaycheque commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

@eza I never said you demanded every protagonist to be female. You are asking for the choice to exist in games, to choose gender specifically, but the developer may not want to incorporate that for a number of reasons.

Comparing a weekly TV show, which is scripted and relies in no way on a variety of end user interaction to move the plot forward, with a video game is as poor an analogy as they come. There is of course by default of the nature of the medium greater flexibility in TV and movies than there is in video games, which is a unique medium.

One would think the qualifications of being community manager are fairly simple, even if one acquires the job through nepotism without knowing anything about the kinds of games the community you are supposed to be servicing are fans of. But yet she did manage to show how under qualified she is. She lied right off the bat. Poor way to start. Then she closed down her twitter and removed community posts that questioned her on it. Right away isn't she great at forwarding the community's thoughts and requests? Nothing like suppressing discourse to establish yourself as the best community manager on the block. She also claims she has a job designing for the game, which is troubling because her work is below average at best. On top of it all she has expressed that she would like to see changes to the product that people have already paid for that significantly alter it in design and concept. She has clearly demonstrated through not doing the, as you already pointed out, light tasks that are required by the job of community manager that she shouldn't be further involved with the project. This issue isn't about sexism, it is about someone who is rubbish at her job (hired though nepotism) expressing her desire to crow bar her extreme political views/baggage into a game that was already purchased by the backers who have no desire for her input to alter the final product. The issue is not sexism, the issue is consumer rights and to a lesser degree some of the inherent problems with crowd funding.

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#21

bobbypaycheque commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

@eza It cannot always be built in from the beginning, you clearly know very little about making video games. Tomb Raider works well because it is about a woman turning the perceptions of women on it's head. It would not work nearly as effectively as a narrative with a male character. They already made a Mario game where you can play as Peach, it is out on Wii U. Previous to this system the resources were lacking (Wii wasn't exactly a power house of graphical computations.) All talk of rape aside, it is you who are closed minded. You are trying to force an artist to design his games around a very narrow design philosophy that caters to your perceived entitlement to be able to choose gender when playing a game, whether that wreaks havoc with the story (which it WILL if the narrative is complex) or development time/budget. Why should the game creator be the only one without choice? If you are all about choice and 'options' then leave the game designers alone to realize their vision as they CHOOSE. Don't complain if people become upset when AFTER they put down cash for a product some nut tries to shoe horn in her political baggage and interfere with the product as it was represented to them at time of purchase. That is after of course she is given a job she is grossly under qualified for by her 'bf,' lies about her previous experience and is in general obnoxious. Feel free to go make the kind of games you want to play, that is how some the best creators in the business today started out. But don't defend someone who is trying to alter a product people have already paid for from a position obtained, not through hard work, but through nepotism.

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#23

bobbypaycheque commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

I think it is obvious why Lara wouldn't work as a male in the story, aside from all of the technical reasons that make it unrealistic as an expectation. You are simply arguing for the sake of arguing. The topic of this thread is why Dina is worrying to those who have put down cash for this game. Again, this video explains it very well:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXDSfUJBCj0

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#24

bobbypaycheque commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

@theblackdragon Because explaining it away with magic is cheap storytelling. It would then be a lazy patch over a plot hole and would make the quality of the narrative lesser. I think there is an excellent argument to be made that games are art, and a game is the product of an artist's vision. I wouldn't want Shulk to be female because it wouldn't make sense in the story and would feel forced. I wouldn't want Lara Croft in the latest Tomb Raider to be male either, the story works best if the character is female. The Mighty No. 9 is suppose to be the spiritual successor to 8 and 16 bit era games that we all enjoyed, we don't need any political baggage with it. She can go make her own game if she wants but she needs to leave the product people already paid for alone. It isn't about what she has changed it is about the possibility that, same way she got the job in the first place, she could wind up changing aspects of the game. People wouldn't care as much in my opinion if they hadn't already put down cash. She is attempting to alter a product people have already paid for.

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#25

bobbypaycheque commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

@GC-161 It isn't about diversity. It is about someone attempting to derail the original vision that people paid for up front. A person who wasn't fit to do the job and is only in that position because of nepotism. It is about people paying for a product and then someone attempting to wedge in their political baggage and change the product. That is why people are upset. They want to get what they paid for. This SJW can go start her own kickstarter and make any game she wants, I couldn't care less. But people who paid for Might No. 9 because they were told the final product would reflect the materials presented at that time deserve to get a product that reflects that. Consumer rights.

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#27

bobbypaycheque commented on NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest...:

I don't care about sales numbers. I care about games. I loved my Gamecube and it didn't sell well. I'll be grabbing a WiiU after Christmas. One generation of modest console sales doesn't mean Nintendo should get out of home hardware, after Gamecube they brought out the Wii and stomped on the competition. Nintendo isn't going anywhere.

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#28

bobbypaycheque commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

@Scissors What if I told you being a woman and/or being part of the LGBT community doesn't exclude a person from being terrible at their job or from being an idiot. Just because someone is in one or more of those groups shouldn't give them a free pass to be jerks and derail a project by trying to add their political baggage to it.

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#30

bobbypaycheque commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

This is why she is a terrible choice and why she needs to go. It isn't about bigotry it is because she is a horrible fit for this job and only got the job because of nepotism. Details in the vid below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXDSfUJBCj0