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#1 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

This is actually the most 'discussed about' topic around the web as far as I've seen without actually being the core topic of the argument/discussion, and has been discussed very 'negatively so'.

A lot of people game for different reasons, and I think it comes down to Story and Gameplay- but Graphics is also involved as well. Some people play for the gameplay and doesn't give a 'crap' about the story or graphics, and feels like it is an unnecessarily component to gaming. Others care mildly about the gameplay and focus more on the story. Others prefer Great Story and Good Gameplay (along with acceptable/satisfying graphics). Perhaps, someone else likes Great Graphics, Poor Story and Solid Gameplay.

Which category do you fit in?

100% Story.

Don´t know if its age or that i have more limited time to play games, but gameplay just isent important. Graphics can be kinda important but doesnt matter if the story is good.

#2 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

@Jacanuk said:

@Barbariser said:

Europeans, who defined continental boundaries, wanted to feel special and unique instead of being lumped in with "Eurasians".

Are you drunk?

Anyways europe is a continent because pretty much all of the civilized world comes from europe, without europe, no South America, no North America, no Australia, no New Zealand.

But they determine a continent by the tectonic plates and also the landmass. Which makes some asian countries use the term "Euroasia" which is correct but not widely accepted.

The first civilizations arose in Asia and Northeast Africa, not Europe.

@Barbariser said:

The funny thing is that the Brits in the thread are demonstrating a very similar attitude. After all, they want to feel separated from Europe out of a desire to be special and different, even though their logic would also imply defining Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia to be separate from Asia. The U.K. is so puny that you can fit 20 - 30 Britains into Australia, meaning it completely fails to satisfy the "large landmass" characteristic of continents.

Similarly, Europe being its own continent simply defies the convention and logic set by the other six. And so the answer to the TC's question is very simple, Europe is a continent because the people who drew the world map didn't like being lumped in with "Asians" and arbitrarily defined Europe as a continent.

Actually, there are many Japanese people with similar attitudes, using "Asians" to refer to mainland Asians rather than themselves, just like how there are many Brits who use "Europeans" to refer to mainland Europeans rather than themselves. It's not necessarily because of a superiority complex, but just an easy shorthand way to refer to foreigners. But then again, I haven't noticed Filipinos or Indonesians doing that, so maybe it might be a superiority complex after all?

I said Civilized world, not Civilization.

#3 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@-Sun_Tzu- said:

@Jacanuk said:

Probably from the Gaza health officials

You mean the Hamas-run ministry of health? This might be hard to believe but Gazan civil society is completely dysfunctional - it's been run into the ground by a corrupt leadership that proclaims from the comfort of a hotel room in Qatar that death in Gaza is better than life. The public institutions and infrastructure in the region have been severely neglected - Hamas would rather spend valuable resources like concrete on vast underground tunnels into Israel for the purpose of kidnapping and massacring Jews than use that concrete to construct homes and buildings for its people. Given that backdrop are we really justified in saying that the Gaza Ministry of Health is a reputable source of information that shouldn't be questioned?

As for "press sources" in Gaza, what does that mean? It is notoriously difficult to report in Gaza - not only because of how dangerous it is, but Gazan's are usually not at the liberty to speak freely to the press, lest they want to risk being seen as a "collaborator"

I said Gaza health officials, not the ministry which means doctors, nurses, volunteers. But even if the news media did get them from ministry i see no reason to question them, when serious news media and humanitarien org. does not.

Also you sound like a israeli propaganda machine, its like you see this conflict from one side, the pro-israel and just repeat what they claim. And you claim hamas wont spend money on improving the living conditions, how do you suggest anyone put money into anything when Israel is blockading Gaza, blocks investments, refuses humanitarian help unless its on their terms, which is just absolutely ridiculous. Not to mention built a wall so that they are pretty much blocked in.

I think if these palestinians were christians and not muslims this conflict would have a whole different angle and most people would of course demand Israel be stopped.

Why do you think there is a blockade on Gaza? Why do you think investments are blocked? It is an undeniable fact that Hamas would rather spend money and resources (both of which are scarce in the strip) on waging a physical and psychological war against Israeli society. Do you think that there is a huge surplus of concrete available in Gaza? Are you really claiming that the sophisticated underground tunnel system leading from Gaza into Israel hasn't been constructed at the expense of humanitarian projects? There is money to spend in Gaza, as limited as it may be. Hamas makes the decision to spend that money on rockets rather than improving the lives of its civilians.

And it's not just Israel that's blocking Gazans into the strip. What do you think Egypt is doing?

I really think you need to open your eyes and try to watch something else then israeli news. Its nothing but propaganda that all investments and humanitarian aid would go straight to digging tunnels or to Hamas themselfs. Not to mention that if Israel really wanted to help, they could just create their own controlled centers and give out aid there, but no what they do is bomb UN schools and hospitals and kill innoncent civilians and kids.

Also Egypt is closing their border after pressure from US who get it direct from Israel. Not because they really want to.

Oh, and not to mention that even Al Mazen Center for Human Rights confirms that civilian casualties

#4 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

I want the Mako to die already

This ........ i hated that part in ME1 and was so glad they didn´t waste time in 2 and 3.

But Bioware is Bioware and of course they have to mess something up, at least this time let it just be with the mako and not the ending.

#5 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

Probably from the Gaza health officials

You mean the Hamas-run ministry of health? This might be hard to believe but Gazan civil society is completely dysfunctional - it's been run into the ground by a corrupt leadership that proclaims from the comfort of a hotel room in Qatar that death in Gaza is better than life. The public institutions and infrastructure in the region have been severely neglected - Hamas would rather spend valuable resources like concrete on vast underground tunnels into Israel for the purpose of kidnapping and massacring Jews than use that concrete to construct homes and buildings for its people. Given that backdrop are we really justified in saying that the Gaza Ministry of Health is a reputable source of information that shouldn't be questioned?

As for "press sources" in Gaza, what does that mean? It is notoriously difficult to report in Gaza - not only because of how dangerous it is, but Gazan's are usually not at the liberty to speak freely to the press, lest they want to risk being seen as a "collaborator"

I said Gaza health officials, not the ministry which means doctors, nurses, volunteers. But even if the news media did get them from ministry i see no reason to question them, when serious news media and humanitarien org. does not.

Also you sound like a israeli propaganda machine, its like you see this conflict from one side, the pro-israel and just repeat what they claim. And you claim hamas wont spend money on improving the living conditions, how do you suggest anyone put money into anything when Israel is blockading Gaza, blocks investments, refuses humanitarian help unless its on their terms, which is just absolutely ridiculous. Not to mention built a wall so that they are pretty much blocked in.

I think if these palestinians were christians and not muslims this conflict would have a whole different angle and most people would of course demand Israel be stopped.

#6 Edited by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

@papatrop said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@Pikminmaniac said:

I don't even think the PS3 had 9 essential exclusives in its life time, I doubt the PS4 has that many announced so early.

I am interested in inFAMOUS Second Son and No Man's Sky though.

What? Infamous 1 & 2, God of War, Uncharted 1, 2 & 3, Rain, Puppeteer, Resistance trilogy, Killzone trilogy, Motorstorm, Gran Turismo 5 & 6, MLB The Show, and much more

There are better alternatives to basically all the games you just listed outside of MLB The Show.

I wouldn't even recommend Resistance or Killzone to someone who enjoys playing FPS games. Sooooooooo many better FPS games out there. There is at least an argument to play the rest, but I would think most are only playable to people who are Playstation fanboys, or very Playstation centric, and haven't experienced much else.

What would you recommend instead of Killzone and Resistance ?

And only playable to fanboys? this is not system wars

#7 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@Pikminmaniac said:

@Jacanuk said:

@Pikminmaniac said:

I don't even think the PS3 had 9 essential exclusives in its life time, I doubt the PS4 has that many announced so early.

I am interested in inFAMOUS Second Son and No Man's Sky though.

Nah, The Playstation 3 was a bad console, its amazing that Sony even made it.

And 9 essential exclusives im not even sure it had 2 because games like

1: Uncharted 1-2-3 (3 games)

2: Infamous 1-2

3: Heavy Rain

4: God of War

5: Killzone

6:Gran Tourismo

7: Beyond two souls

8: Persona

9: Metal Gear Solid

Sure isn't and particular not The Last of Us......

Playstation 3 more like crapstation right? because Xbox is in da house.

(p.s.u in the above)

The playstation 3 was a fantastic console. I just didn't think their exclusive line up was very essential most of the time. It's just that 3rd parties outclassed them at almost every turn. Same goes for Xbox 360.

Having said that, I greatly enjoyed the inFAMOUS series, had a lot of fun with Ratchet and Clank a Crack in Time, and The Last of Us was quite good for the time I had with it.

i looked through my Ps3 collection and i have all of these plus Ratchet, The last of us, and a lot of other exclusive ps3 titles.

Its doesnt matter that there might be better games out, because sure there is but they are just not exclusive, all that matters is that if you had a PS3 would you pass on these titles. I say if you did you missed out on a essential playing experience, because pretty much all of them have been considered GOTY

I've played a few exclusives and I found most to be lacking. The stand outs were the ones I listed.

God of War 3 was Ok, but it was way too much like the other two (the series stagnated right after the very first game) and completely outdone by Bayonetta, Devil May Cry 4, DMC, and Metal Gear Rising.

Modnation Racers was pretty enjoyable actually and I feel Mario Kart could learn something from it in terms of how it allowed you to use drift meter for either speed or defence

Puppeteer was charming, but didn't have it where it counted for a platformer. It was all flash and no substance. Rough platforming and mediocre level design brought it way down

Uncharted 2 was one of the worst gaming experiences I put myself through in a very long time. Just terrible in almost every single aspect. To be avoided at all costs.

3D Dot Game Heroes was pretty cool. I really dug the character creation and the old school charm of it.

That would round out the rest of the exclusives I played for the console. Gameplay mechanics and Level design mean the most to me and it feels like Sony's studios mostly don't feel the same way. I honestly could have passed on most of them.

Uncharted 2 to be the worst experience? but ok for you it might not be "essentials" but i have a feeling its because you are either just to much into another console or you are pulling my leg.

Anyways if you dont like Uncharted 2 there is still 1 and 3 , it doesnt change anything from the 9.

#8 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Jacanuk said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Jacanuk said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Jag85: Unfortunately for you the info I was talking about came from HAMAS not Israel.

Did you miss where it said UN? you know United Nations not Hamas.

Also its pretty funny how you call others "apologist" when the biggest on this board is you and you even manufacture your own facts to fit the picture that Israel is all green here.

And the UN gets it's numbers from HAMAS.

Right of course.

I think you need to stop getting your information from Fox, its not good for your ability to debate a subject.

Argue against it all you want...it's the truth. And is Fox your only rebuttal? I already told you I don't watch Fox.

United Nations does not get their numbers from Hamas its just idiotic to even try to come with that. Also you are probably together with Israel the only one even trying to question these numbers.

Even Amnesty is not disputing the numbers, what they do say is.

Amnesty International also does not contend that all the Palestinian civilian fatalities and casualties were the result of unlawful Israeli attacks. In some cases civilian bystanders may have been killed as a result of genuine human errors or weapons malfunctioning, or may have been the unintended victims of lawful attacks on military objectives – including in cases where Palestinian armed groups failed to take the necessary precautions or used tactics which exposed civilians to undue risk. However, the killings of many of the hundreds of Palestinian civilians not involved in the conflict, including some 300 children, cannot simply be dismissed as “collateral damage” – incidental to otherwise lawful attacks – or as mistakes. Nor can they be attributed to panicked reactions of lone soldiers operating under fire.

Um, where do you think they're getting the numbers from?

Probably from the Gaza health officials and their press sources in Gaza.

But still the data cant be argued with and its just moronic to even question them, when they are accepted by pretty much all serious sources.

#9 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

@evildead6789 said:

@bforrester420 said:

@Braun_Roid_Rage said:

Man this evildead guy has a massive chubb for Murica. Hilarious & pathetic at the same time. Don't be angry that we run the globe dude haha. Belgium is obsolete bro.

Inferiority complex. He's sad that Belgium has had nowhere near the same level of influence on humanity. Hell, the only thing Belgium is known for is food.

What influence?

Nothing is changing here because of you people

but you seem to change things there that are already here, affordable healthcare for instance

still, you got a long way to go

and that small country kicked your asses in the world cup didn't we ?

What influence? Oh, splitting the atom, putting a man on the moon, inventing vaccines, inventing the assembly line, the light bulb, AC and DC electricity, the telephone, saving Belgium from the Nazis...I could fill pages with examples...I think the U.S. has had just a little bit of influence on the world. A bit more influence than waffles, chocolate, Jean Claude Van Damme, beer, and diamonds.

You think we give a shit about soccer? LMAO, keep telling yourself that, sweetheart. Keep clinging to that little bit of insignificance if it eases your pain at not being able to measure up by any other metric.

This post is actually one of the most fun i've read in this thread.

Also just for your knowledge Edison was actually born to canadian parents who just happened to move to the US so you can thank Canada for that one not to mention that his grandad was actually a loyalist during the american revolution Also "splitting the atom" i will go by the assumption you mean the nuclear bomb, which was actually made possible by european scientists who moved to the US since it was a bit more peaceful there. In case you mean Ernest Rutherford which are know for "splitting the atom" he was actually born a british citizen in New Zealand.

So do please come with more examples on how europeans and british colonies have influenced the world, its so funny to hear you assume its americans.

#10 Posted by Jacanuk (3675 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Jacanuk said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Jag85: Unfortunately for you the info I was talking about came from HAMAS not Israel.

Did you miss where it said UN? you know United Nations not Hamas.

Also its pretty funny how you call others "apologist" when the biggest on this board is you and you even manufacture your own facts to fit the picture that Israel is all green here.

And the UN gets it's numbers from HAMAS.

Right of course.

I think you need to stop getting your information from Fox, its not good for your ability to debate a subject.

Argue against it all you want...it's the truth. And is Fox your only rebuttal? I already told you I don't watch Fox.

United Nations does not get their numbers from Hamas its just idiotic to even try to come with that. Also you are probably together with Israel the only one even trying to question these numbers.

Even Amnesty is not disputing the numbers, what they do say is.

Amnesty International also does not contend that all the Palestinian civilian fatalities and casualties were the result of unlawful Israeli attacks. In some cases civilian bystanders may have been killed as a result of genuine human errors or weapons malfunctioning, or may have been the unintended victims of lawful attacks on military objectives – including in cases where Palestinian armed groups failed to take the necessary precautions or used tactics which exposed civilians to undue risk. However, the killings of many of the hundreds of Palestinian civilians not involved in the conflict, including some 300 children, cannot simply be dismissed as “collateral damage” – incidental to otherwise lawful attacks – or as mistakes. Nor can they be attributed to panicked reactions of lone soldiers operating under fire.