"I often wonder if I’m the only one who mourns NPCs. If one dies when I’m fighting a dragon, I like to name an enchanted bow after them, and kill dragons with it. Revenge!"
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In principle this is actually kinda cool.
But then it very much depends on the NPC.
Named individual NPCs sure. Name your Blade ‘Lydia’ or your Bow ‘Aela the Huntress’. Fine.
But your War Axe named ‘Whiterun Guard number 6’ is not quite so impressive…
Buffy Meme - (2/4) Relationships → Giles & Anya
"If it wasn’t for me, Giles would be a terrified old man staring at a quarterly tax statement and wetting himself."
Anya was my favourite. She’s so like me. Emma Caulfield is also a genius.
Also lovely to have a (sort of) friendship between an older man and a youn woman that was neither parental or sexual.
"I wanted to like being a werewolf, and I did enjoy it for a while, but ultimately I wish the whole experience was less…violent. I don’t like having to kill and eat people to level up. Who says all werewolves have to be angry murderous beasts? I imagine that my characters would be clumsy werewolves who only wanted to chase deer and rabbits during the full moon. I also wish there was an option to become a full werewolf, rather than the human/wolf crossbreed thing. And WHY IN THE WORLD is there not an option to howl whenever you want?!?"
Sorry to split hairs here, but ‘Human/wolf crossbreed thing’?
That’s what a Werewolf IS.
It walks on two legs but has the head of a wolf.
That’s a werewolf. A FULL Werewolf.
This whole man turning into an actual four-legged wolf which properties like Twilight or True Blood try to pass off AS a Werewolf is not a Werewolf.
It’s just a shape-changer of a different kind. It’s not a Werewolf.
Skyrim actually has that right.
Also not sure why you don’t think that you CAN Howl. In wolf form you Howl using the same button you use to Shout in human form.
I’m not really psyched for the Xbox One, but this is one of the best commercials I’ve seen in a while.
I enjoy reading the youtube comments. So many guys being pissing into the air about the female being the dominant one.
From what I got out of this, the XBOX One is showing that, with ownership of the xbox, you get power to command and control - it recognizes voice commands and faces. The boyfriend obeying her was a part of that theme - because she owns the xbox, she has control.
“I hope THIS CONSOLE FAILS!!! What a bunch of feminazi BS to appeal to women, Xbox doesn’t care about true gamers anymore, they want to appeal to the family/ casual gamers… They’re pulling a Wii, and they probably will crash and burn with this console… They’re trying to get lots of people to buy this and for the hardcore community to get them sales for their games… YOU CAN’T APPEAL TO EVERYONE!!!”
This ad is ridiculous.
It falls into the same old trap of thinking that in order to make a girl a “gamer” you have to make her hyper-masculine.
Excuse you, do you see the highlights in her hair? Her dress? Those silver shoes? Her beautiful-ass face? That is NOT the image of a hyper-masculine woman. We’d be seeing a lot more plaid and sweatpants if they were trying to make her masculine. She drinks beer, yes. She expects to be obeyed, yes. Those are not purely masculine traits.
And the comments continue to become more violent and disgusting toward the woman, and insulting toward Microsoft.
What do you think?
I think that the sheer vitriol is almost enough to make me want to buy an Xbox, just to terrify and frighten the fedora-wearing douchebro crowd.
Fortunately, the Xbox is pricy and I don’t want the Kinect watching me sleep, so it won’t happen, but still.
Delicious, delicious mantears.
Dear Gamers: If you want people to take you seriously and stop treating you like you’re all immature children, stop behaving that way.
When I read those YouTube comments, and the attitude which is attached with them, I become increasingly more glad that I intend to remain an Xbox gamer in this new generation. Because they match the same kind of bratty, dated, stupid attitudes I’ve met on a range of subjects from the same kind of idiot people all across the internet, leading up to the launch of these two new consoles.
These guys give gaming a bad name. They fuel the fire of a hundred myopic tabloid headlines, who try to bracket anybody who ever picked up a videogame as being part of the same group.
And to date when I read such comments they’re almost exclusively coming from Playstation Fanboys on a dozen forums, spouting the same hostile bullshit.
Sony’s rhetoric of ‘This is for the Players,’ and this is the console for REAL gamers is something I’ve found insulting from the outset.
Because what they seem to really mean by ‘real gamers’ is not an inclusive thing. It’s quite the opposite. It’s a direct appeal, a call to arms, to the supposedly ‘hardcore’ male gamer, who likes to vocally abuse everybody he plays against online, and generally be obnoxious in the belief that he’s somehow superior to others. And he’ll use any derogatory term he can to try and reinforce his nasty little world view.
He’s the dickhead who is deliberately picking the PS4 as his new console of choice because he believes that because he doesn’t have to have a camera, because he doesn’t have to give his real name, and because Sony don’t seem to be as rigorous at checking up on people like him as they threaten other Users (certainly not as much as Microsoft - who he vows are ‘Evil’ for trying to enforce such things) that he’ll get away continuing to behave in the same fashion he has done for years.
You know, I’d buy into Xbox One purely to avoid guys like him. And because Microsoft are continuing to introduce new ways to filter guys like him out of my online experience, through feedback and monitoring of such assholes.
The statement of being ‘For the Players’ also bluntly suggests that if your not a PS4 gamer then you’re clearly NOT a Proper Gamer. Not to them.
People who prefer to play games on a PC, or a WiiU, or Xbox One, or on an iPad or Android device you are not by Sony’s definition Proper Gamers.
If you don’t share those kind of attitudes or want to be some pig-headed, ignorant gaming elitist, then somehow, apparently, you’re not a Real Gamer.
If you prefer a different aesthetic, different layouts or functions, to Sony’s. If you prefer a certain game pad layout, peripheral or service, they’re not bothered.
Because you’re NOT a Proper Gamer.
Because they defined it. And you’re not part of it.
Seeing that Xbox One advert connects with me far more than anything Sony have thrown my way. In all honesty their whole campaign has, too.
I’ve shared an Xbox 360 with my other half this past generation. Why the premise of the advert is clearly meant for humour, it does outline that more often than not there’s two of us using that Box. For a heck of a lot of households a gaming console isn’t just there for the antisocial teenage troll in his bedroom. It’s already at the centre of the living room, shared between multiple users. She plays on it just as much as I do, and the same titles as I do. There is no rule that says you have to be a guy to enjoy a game. Videogames is just another entertainment platform. You play what you want, just as you watch what you want or listen to what you want. Anybody suggesting differently is an idiot.
And when she does encounter the odd dickhead online she can already make moves to filter them out via Xbox Live’s existing reporting tools.
The 360 has sat under the TV in our living room, not just for games but for catch up TV and Netflix.That won’t change with the next generation, and when I can get the cash together in the new year I will be upgrading. Because I honestly believe that Microsoft best suit what we get out of gaming.
All I see from Sony is an interest in grabbing back some kind of section of the dickhead gaming elite douches they lost in the last generation. I see adverts tailored for, aimed exclusively at and only featuring guys and their male mates. And that’s IT. That’s your lot.
I’m not going to paint Microsoft as some kind of knight in shining Equality armour, or anything. But at least they acknowledge that there ARE female gamers. That couples actually share in gaming. And that seemingly they aren’t trying to patronise the shit out of them.
Gaming has actually changed a lot in the past decade. Not just in terms of hardware. In terms of audience, attitude and how people want to actually play games.
A lot of people really need to get their heads around that. And Sony should be right at the head of that queue.
Confession: I really dislike how if you opt out of the Dark Ritual, play a female Warden, and take Alistair with you to kill the Archdemon he takes the Ultimate Sacrifice from you. The Warden never asked him to do that, and she could have been prepared to or wanted to die, and she can certainly handle herself. It makes me feel like Alistair is just trying, yet again, even to the death, too hard to be a “nice guy”.
Yes. But isn’t that kind of the *point* of Alistair…? That’s just the kind of thing he would do.
Captain Britain and Dazzler…one of my many otps
Did we ever actually get an explanation of how/why Dazzler kept on dying on New Excalibur?
Lock your fucking doors on Tuesdays in Thedas. [x]
My doing, I’m afraid. Buffy reference.
If I have my way, one day I will do an homage to “Once More With Feeling”. Fade adventure. Demon of Revelry. Singing. Dancing. At least one reference to bunnies, mustard stains, and perhaps a Bollywood number.
And then I’ll be good. I can put Buffy to rest forever. :)