SW Magazine #59 - Congratulations to the newly elected jurors for the SW Debates

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#1 Posted by Willy105 (24546 posts) -

October 11th, 2012 - Issue 59 - @swm_magazine

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Now featuring 300% more pretentiousness!


LEMMING: NEW PSN STORE SHOWCASES WHO'S BOSS

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Imitation is the best form of flattery, and Sony knows how to flatter well.


LEMMING: WHY GAMERS SHOULD EMBRACE ON-DISC DLC

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Rip-off? Nah, you're just greedy.


COW: VIDEOGAME REVIEWERS GOT TOLD BY CAPCOM

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Resident Evil 6 is a brilliantly executed, deep satirisation of the Western video game industry and its audience.


REVIEW: CRYOSTASIS: SLEEP OF REASON

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Classifying the unclassifiable.


DRAUGEN: VIRTUAL CROSSROADS PART 1

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Which games have the best, most captivating worlds? Draugen investigates, one game at a time.


DRAUGEN: REVIEWING THE REVIEW

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Should we listen to the sexy bearded man on the computer screen, or are we selling ourselves short for not being turtored by RE6?


DRAUGEN: THE REAL REASON VIDEOGAMES ARE NOT CONSIDERED ART IS....

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...cheeseburgers?


HERMIT: SILENT PROTAGONISTS DO MY HEAD IN

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You mean I'm supposed to use my imagination to play games? What is this, 1992?


SHEEP: WHY RESIDENT EVIL SHOULD NEVER HAVE LEFT NINTENDO

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All who leave Nintendo are doomed. Doomed!


DRAUGEN: THE RELEVANCE OF NATIONALITY AND CULTURE IN VIDEOGAME DEVELOPMENT

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In Russia, environments habit you!


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#2 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

first and Fvck u willy :P

#3 Posted by Gue1 (10223 posts) -

I'm gonna submit some of these on N4G, can't wait to read the reaction. :twisted:

The one about RE not leaving Nintendo will be epic.

#4 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

it's just nice to inject at least a little bit of order into this chaotic realm.

#5 Posted by clyde46 (46634 posts) -

it's just nice to inject at least a little bit of order into this chaotic realm.

CaseyWegner
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#6 Posted by DraugenCP (8477 posts) -

I may have had something to do with this.

#7 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

The article about on-disc DLC is meant to be a sarcastic outlook on corporate apologists, right?

#8 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

Nice Cryostasis review. Glad to see that game getting some recognition. It's great

#9 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10144 posts) -
When im going to mention in SW magazine??
#10 Posted by Krelian-co (11216 posts) -

that lemming blog is disgusting to say the least

#11 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

The article about on-disc DLC is meant to be a sarcastic outlook on corporate apologists, right?

Rocker6
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaybeeeeee.

that lemming blog is disgusting to say the least

Krelian-co
Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
#12 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

The problem with this is that there isn't really anything to "debtate" in SW. It is far too subjective of a topic, it would be like arguing "what's the better color, Green or Blue"?

SW only serves a few purposes:

1) For people to troll on

2) For people to help cope with their buyers remorse (especially with people who only have one system)

3) Just for some dumb entertainment

This is not a place where we can have real debates in. I also doubt the majority of SW users are intelligent enough to understand how debate rehtoric works in the first place. You can't get emotional and call people names.

#13 Posted by DraugenCP (8477 posts) -

Nice Cryostasis review. Glad to see that game getting some recognition. It's great

seanmcloughlin



Yeah, one of the most overlooked games of the generation for sure.

#14 Posted by Krelian-co (11216 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

The article about on-disc DLC is meant to be a sarcastic outlook on corporate apologists, right?

1PMrFister

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaybeeeeee.

that lemming blog is disgusting to say the least

Krelian-co

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

any blog that says we should let ourselves get squeezed of every penny by microsoft because they need moar money and goes on trying to convince how we ahould approve microsoft shady practicess its fanboy garbage, good thing he doesn't deny that at least

#15 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4728 posts) -

This was a good issue.

#16 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

Cryostasis was decent. It ran like complete sh*t for me. Even after I disabled physx and the game became playable it was still never quite stable. Didn't care for the clunky gameplay, although the heat source mechanic was pretty neat. The storytelling and atmosphere were what saved it for me. Both were superb. I wouldn't put it on the same level of video game storytelling perfection as Silent Hill 2 or Nier though, but those games were freaks of nature.

#17 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15502 posts) -

it's just nice to inject at least a little bit of order into this chaotic realm.

CaseyWegner
That's what makes this place... Special.
#18 Posted by MercenaryMafia (2917 posts) -
Good job.
#19 Posted by King_Dodongo (3303 posts) -
Nice issue Willy.
#20 Posted by DraugenCP (8477 posts) -

I'm gonna submit some of these on N4G, can't wait to read the reaction. :twisted:

The one about RE not leaving Nintendo will be epic.

Gue1



You must be clairvoyant or something.

Was going to give this guy a chance but after quoting official Playstation magazine this guy is an obvious Nintendo fanboy.

"The heck was that?.oh, its just OPM"

What a fanboy.

#21 Posted by JohnF111 (14093 posts) -
"Imitation is the best form of flattery" - Is that why XBL is now the XMB turned on it's side?
#22 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

Congrats to the Sheep for writing a hit article. The Resident Evil blog has lit up such sites as GameFAQs, N4G, and VGChartz with priceless reactions.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/631516-wii-u/64306309

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=148631

http://n4g.com/news/1099973/why-resident-evil-should-never-have-left-nintendo/pen

#23 Posted by Meeeper282 (1602 posts) -

Nintendo E shop owns all

#24 Posted by darkspineslayer (19811 posts) -

Congrats to the Sheep for writing a hit article. The Resident Evil blog has lit up such sites as Neogaf, N4G, and VGChartz with priceless reactions.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/631516-wii-u/64306309

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=148631

http://n4g.com/news/1099973/why-resident-evil-should-never-have-left-nintendo/pen

1PMrFister
That's awesome!
#25 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1122 posts) -

that lemming blog is disgusting to say the least

Krelian-co

What the actual fvck is wrong with Lems, do they seriously enjoy or feel the need to pay for things that should be free? as a gamer and as someone with common sense that blog was absolutely disgusting and it stands for everything that is wrong with gaming right now.

We're fvcking doomed.

#26 Posted by Willy105 (24546 posts) -
"Imitation is the best form of flattery" - Is that why XBL is now the XMB turned on it's side?JohnF111
Saying XBL is the XMB turned on its side is the same as saying the PS3 is a Wii with a longer body. After all, they both have automatic disc slots.
#27 Posted by JohnF111 (14093 posts) -
[QUOTE="JohnF111"]"Imitation is the best form of flattery" - Is that why XBL is now the XMB turned on it's side?Willy105
Saying XBL is the XMB turned on its side is the same as saying the PS3 is a Wii with a longer body. After all, they both have automatic disc slots.

If you look at the Dash then it's just the XMB in a vertical order instead of horizontal like XMB. I made an error by saying XBL instead of Dash.
#28 Posted by DraugenCP (8477 posts) -

[QUOTE="Krelian-co"]

that lemming blog is disgusting to say the least

Z-Fatalis

What the actual fvck is wrong with Lems, do they seriously enjoy or feel the need to pay for things that should be free? as a gamer and as someone with common sense that blog was absolutely disgusting and it stands for everything that is wrong with gaming right now.

We're fvcking doomed.



Seriously, do people not grasp the concept of satire?

#29 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

The article about on-disc DLC is meant to be a sarcastic outlook on corporate apologists, right?

1PMrFister

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaybeeeeee.

I'll take that as a yes! ;)

Phew, got scared there for a moment! :P

#30 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

[QUOTE="Z-Fatalis"]

[QUOTE="Krelian-co"]

that lemming blog is disgusting to say the least

DraugenCP

What the actual fvck is wrong with Lems, do they seriously enjoy or feel the need to pay for things that should be free? as a gamer and as someone with common sense that blog was absolutely disgusting and it stands for everything that is wrong with gaming right now.

We're fvcking doomed.



Seriously, do people not grasp the concept of satire?

If those threads I linked to are any indication, the answer is a resounding "no." That said, it's even funnier when whole flame wars start up because people just assumed the article was serious without even reading it.
#31 Posted by verbtex (8536 posts) -

[QUOTE="Krelian-co"]

that lemming blog is disgusting to say the least

Z-Fatalis

What the actual fvck is wrong with Lems, do they seriously enjoy or feel the need to pay for things that should be free? as a gamer and as someone with common sense that blog was absolutely disgusting and it stands for everything that is wrong with gaming right now.

We're fvcking doomed.

I believe they are meant to be hyperbolic on purpose just for fun. It's an opinionated magazine. Reading it should hint that they aren't completely serious. :P

#32 Posted by Timstuff (26837 posts) -
By the time your Wii-U controller's battery dies, it will be 2018 and the WIi-A-Boo will be out.
#33 Posted by DraugenCP (8477 posts) -

By the time your Wii-U controller's battery dies, it will be 2018 and the WIi-A-Boo will be out.Timstuff


Well played. :D

#34 Posted by gamecubepad (6120 posts) -

This is awesome. It's like...real...but then hey it's a joke article, but then it's the truth. Very powerful stuff.:P

#35 Posted by FireSpirit117 (1981 posts) -
Good read. I especially liked the weeaboo interpretation of RE6. :P
#36 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

Congrats to the Sheep for writing a hit article. The Resident Evil blog has lit up such sites as GameFAQs, N4G, and VGChartz with priceless reactions.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/631516-wii-u/64306309

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=148631

http://n4g.com/news/1099973/why-resident-evil-should-never-have-left-nintendo/pen

1PMrFister
Nice!
#37 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

congrats to the jurors indeed.

#38 Posted by DraugenCP (8477 posts) -

Judging by various comments on this issue, not everyone seems to appreciate satire:

"Fanboyism: The Article"

"I absolutely love that the person who wrote that article accuses Western gamers/reviewers of being biased against Eastern games, when the he, himself, is biased against Western games. Just a big fat case of hypocrisy."

"what a stupid article.. go learn about RE before you waste our time."

"Sarcasm doesn't come through well on text if you're a sh!tty writer, like this guy is."

We just want to entertain, people. :(

#39 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

Most of the posters over on Escapist Magazine didn't get the joke, either. Some choice comments from a thread linking to the On-Disc DLC article:

"This was must have been written by someone who dearly loves small budget indie games."

"He's trolling, right? He must be. I actually refuse to accept any other explanation. If he's not then I sincerely hope his computer blows up or something because he's the reason I hate games sometimes."

"One of the stupidest articles I've ever had the misfortune to read. Why is gaming journalism SO sh!t?"

"I feel like a just read an article from Fox News or the Daily Mail. Now im going to not continue typing to prevent fire and bile spilling onto my keyboard."


There are way more comments that actually tried to debate the article. Makes me feel a little bad, but then again, I thought it was stupidly obvious how much the blog wasn't made to be taken seriously.

#40 Posted by Willy105 (24546 posts) -

The Spooney Experiment

Escapist Magazine

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#41 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1122 posts) -

[QUOTE="Z-Fatalis"]

[QUOTE="Krelian-co"]

that lemming blog is disgusting to say the least

verbtex

What the actual fvck is wrong with Lems, do they seriously enjoy or feel the need to pay for things that should be free? as a gamer and as someone with common sense that blog was absolutely disgusting and it stands for everything that is wrong with gaming right now.

We're fvcking doomed.

I believe they are meant to be hyperbolic on purpose just for fun. It's an opinionated magazine. Reading it should hint that they aren't completely serious. :P

Yh I guess I got that wrong, I read through the first part and decided I really didn't wanna read anymore of that filth but I'm just glad the writer wasn't being serious lol