Jacanuk's forum posts

#1 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

@-Kaoru- said:

Why would a moderator delete the video while I see countless threads full of links to youtube memes videos full of crap?

What the hell happened in the forums? This wasnt like this.

If you couldn´t see that it was a blatant attempt at adveristing their own youtube shit, then you haven´t been here for awhile, since its nothing new.

At least now with Byshop as mod it seems we have a moderator that actually cares.

#2 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

Hey guys,

Been playing through the new Resident Evil remaster, if anything it reminds me that I shouldn't rely on checkpoints and auto saves! I had been probably just under twenty years since I played the original, so I couldn't remember a thing about it. Nice to have the HD remaster to play through again, even if it is a punishing return to survival horror.

I made a little video of my frustrations, if you have four minutes spare out of your beautiful lives and fancy a gander - you're more than welcome to!

Has anyone else found it difficult to get back into the more tricky old school survivor horrors? It took me like 10 bullets to kill the first zombie... but then I learnt to peg it instead, so I guess it's all a learning curve!

Moderator Edit: Video Removed

Resident Evil Remastered isent hard, not even on the hardest setting.

Its just because you have grown up with carebear games.

#3 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

@sabretooth2066 said:

@hailtothequeen said:

@JustPlainLucas said:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/hatred-rated-adults-only-in-north-america/1100-642

To be honest, not surprised at all. Really, the violence is no worse than other games I've played, but it's the context that pushed the ESRB over the limit. I really don't know what Destructive Creations can do to scale it down to an M, considering the context is interwoven into the game's entire concept.

The big question now is: will Steam eventually sell it considering they don't sell AO games?

This was exactly my problem with this game. Its not the violence itself, its the context. I'd say the AO rating was well-deserved. Hopefully this game will fade into gaming history without making much of an impact. Its best for the industry as a whole.

you hypocrites should rather worry about REAL problems these days, you know..regarding the REAL life of people and not some friggin pixel-lifes in a goddamn game, do you really think it matters to the world out there if this game has a success or not ? do you think its bad for the industry if such a game has a success ??

seriously who fuckin cares ? gamers who like it will play it and if you dont like it just dont play it, whats with all you hypocrites wishing the game not to succeed ? i dont get it, what is it your problem if the game succeeds or not ?

i dont get you people, lets pretend this game will be a total success....will this cause you sleepless nights then or what ? are you scared of more real-life-rampages then or what exactly is your major problem with a possible success of this game ?

As I have explained before, I want it to fail because the game is bad for the industry. I know where this is going to go if it is successful and, trust me, you don't want it going there. Gaming as a whole could pay a heavy price.

Utter complete nonsense. Sorry Hailtothequeen but not even in America would this game be bad for anything by being released. In fact not releasing it and "censoring" it will have a much more dark impact on gaming and not to mention free speech because it will show us in the west as utter hypocrites who gladly draw religious symbols but turn around and not only jail people for using the right to speak freely, but also ban things who are no worse than what is shown at 6´o'clock news. Because "we" feel offended by its content.

Particular when the game is not bad for the industry and has no worse violence than tons of other released games, Postal, GTA, Call of Duty, Payday, etc.

#4 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

Yep correct Rake. he even said that himself and posted the email he sent.

But to be honest its kinda a strange choice to go from a true gaming site to Kotaku which everyone knows is just crap on toast.

More than strange, really it's like giving up selling food at the upmarket grocery store to become a coworker at a lemonade stall.

Well put and yep particular when Klepek seemed to have a great thing going with Bombing the AM with Wolf and other various fun things.

#5 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

Sooo we had the thread with Fox news where they got a "expert" on the show to claim various clearly insane and untrue things.

Well now it looks like it might not just be shurgged off as another Fox "news" story

http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/20/media/paris-mayor-sue-fox-news/index.html

#6 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

Patrick Klepek got fired for blacklisting people from Giant Bomb which someone discovered who is active in GG. They decided to notify the person and got him fired.

Uh... Klepek left Giant Bomb of his own volition. He informed Gerstmann of his coming departure back in November, which was around the same time they opened a position for a new Senior News Editor to replace him. If he was fired, he wouldn't have been around to help produce their Game of the Year coverage, let alone be granted the opportunity to write a proper farewell post as an actual site article. Not to mention the fact that Giant Bomb, as a publication, has already condemned Gamergate, so I very much doubt they would suddenly side with them.

But knowing you, you're probably going to cite some mysterious "insider source" and continue to ignore the facts because they don't support the Gamergate narrative. Hell, even a confirmation from Jeff himself probably wouldn't convince you.

Yep correct Rake. he even said that himself and posted the email he sent.

But to be honest its kinda a strange choice to go from a true gaming site to Kotaku which everyone knows is just crap on toast.

#7 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@JustPlainLucas said:

@Jacanuk said:

@hailtothequeen said:

@JustPlainLucas said:

If you can truly present a non-biased argument (unlike Anita), then I'm all for it.

Meaning that I have to lie and say that sexism in gaming doesn't exist or try downplay it? Sorry, that isn't happening. But what I am going to do is present overwhelming evidence that will be hard to argue against.

Already here in response to Justplain do you show that this will just be another Anita clone trying to coin in on some insane percived sexism because some people are just to white and to privileged

I'm sorry, it seemed like you had a keyboard spasm. I'm not exactly sure what you're saying.

What did you have a hard time understanding? That TS is going to make another video like Anita´s and ABC´s? or that her perception of sexisme and most peoples is because they come from a white privileged background or grew up with parents that made them think that the world is all about them and no one else..

No, it's just a grammatical nightmare with no punctuation, and you truncated my name as well. Wasn't sure if you were addressing me or her. Sorry, don't take it as an insult. It just seemed like someone else other than you wrote that reply.

Ahh ok.

Ya it went a bit fast with that one.

#8 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@hailtothequeen said:

@JustPlainLucas said:

If you can truly present a non-biased argument (unlike Anita), then I'm all for it.

Meaning that I have to lie and say that sexism in gaming doesn't exist or try downplay it? Sorry, that isn't happening. But what I am going to do is present overwhelming evidence that will be hard to argue against.

Already here in response to Justplain do you show that this will just be another Anita clone trying to coin in on some insane percived sexism because some people are just to white and to privileged

I'm sorry, it seemed like you had a keyboard spasm. I'm not exactly sure what you're saying.

What did you have a hard time understanding? That TS is going to make another video like Anita´s and ABC´s? or that her perception of sexisme and most peoples is because they come from a white privileged background or grew up with parents that made them think that the world is all about them and no one else..

#10 Posted by Jacanuk (4952 posts) -

@loafofgame said: It makes no sense to make so many male characters appealing to an arguably tiny amount of female gamers. You're not telling me the consistent way in which a lot of men are portrayed in videogames is solely meant to appeal to women. Given the idea that these games are prominently focused on male consumers, something about being an attractive and muscled male hero appeals to men, otherwise they wouldn't continuously return in videogames.

It makes as much sense as it does making females sexy to cater to a male audience because we are some males who couldn't care less about what some pixels looks like. So no men are not made to look a certain way just to please women, but they are certainly not made just to please some kind of male "dream" because again most guys i know don't run around dreaming about that Guy with the six pack or secretly wants to look like that.

@loafofgame said: You don't have to tell me women objectify. I never denied that. I'm saying these ideal men are not just a woman's fantasy. Again, if they were solely a woman's fantasy, it would make absolutely no sense to put them in videogames so consistently. The point is these men can be a man's fantasy aswell (maybe fantasy is a bit of strong word, though). It doesn't necessarily have to do with sex, simply with the idea of being attractive, healthy, powerful and/or confident. And of course not all males run around with an alpha neanderthal mentality. I do apologise if that is how I came across. But ask any man if they'd rather be attractive, muscled and confident or fat, ugly and insecure. The obvious answer is reflected in a lot of videogames. You might not care about what your character looks like, but I honestly don't think the male image in videogames has that much to do with appealing to women. Again, considering the target audience of a lot of videogames, it makes no sense to create stereotypical male characters in videogames only to appeal to women.

You have a very strange view about the male gender. I think you are drawing too many similarities between men and women that are not there, because i don't know a lot of guys who at least openly admit that they look at other men and wants/fantasy to look like that. We are simply not that insecure about ourselves, do some men train and lift weights yes sure but thats because we know thats what most women dream off. and because its better than looking like a fat blob.

So yes we of course want to look good, but there is many ways to look good, just look at who gets voted sexist man, for some reason you don't see people like Rock, Thor (can´t remember the actors name) at the top spot, simply because there are many ways to look good and most men know this.

So i think the reason they are made this way is partly because its eye-candy to women and partly because thats how society perceives alpha men to be like, i dont think its so much to fill out some male fantasy because as i have said, not a lot is that insecure.

@loafofgame said: If men and women aren't the same and men and women have different tastes, then a feminist movement is there to draw attention to a lack of representation in a certain area and encourage people to create works that appeal to these people. I'm not agreeing with some of the tactics that certain feminists exhibit (or the claims that they make), but if it leads to someone attempting to make a game that might appeal to a minority, then these feminists can go right ahead and keep whining till the end of time. In the end, it's not going to affect the games I like to play, even though that's what a lot of people seem to fear.

Also, men and women being different doesn't mean they aren't also similar in many ways. The tricky part is to determine where they differ and where they're the same. Noone can give a convincing answer to that. And that's why you'll always have different groups of people claiming to speak for men or women 'in general'. And that's why pretty much everything can be nuanced. When it comes to media representations and their audiences this is especially complicated. Different people have different ideas about what can be considered objectionable, even regarding things that aren't made for them specifically (but that are still released in a public space). Only discussing female representation is selective, but if there's no significant group of men objecting to male representation, then why would feminists even consider discussing it? It's not a problem. I think it is, though, but apparently for most men it isn't big enough of an issue.

I think i get it now , the feminist movement is at a point where pretty much all major real problems between men and women are gone. So now they have to go into areas where in their privileged world there is injustice against women because some areas is male dominated and a female´s sensitive feelings won't be respected 100%. It´s like that video in another thread where some girl went ballistic over some hair in a dr.Who episode.

Because you are correct in that men and women have their similarities but we are also very different and one key area we are different in is how we perceive the world and things said. And in the end its easy to solve, if you are a women and get offended by how some guys talk to you, just switch servers or play with friends , dont make it seem like you dont have a option.

It kinda reminds me of Je suis Charlie and freedom of speech, its the same kind of entitlement feeling women have, they feel they have a right to be treated like they want to be treated, which is just insane because no minority group have right to walk into a completly voluntary space and demand that their ideas are respected or held high.

We shouldn't forget about that (I'm personally rather disappointed by how a lot of men are portrayed in movies and videogames), but if men actually cared enough about their sexualization they should speak up more. Apparently they don't care or, perhaps more importantly, they think they shouldn't care. The point is, some women do care about female sexualization and that's the difference. Men being sexualized doesn't really matter in that context. It doesn't compensate for anything, especially if men apparently don't care (enough) about it.

You are right, we men could just speak up but honestly i think most men couldn't care less and have better things to spend their life on then try to fight some small thing like that. even though we might not like or can see a problem.

But it could also be because we as men are expected to shrug it off and not be offended like women can.

And yes your point of some women care about sexualization is clear, but its a wrong idea, because sex sells and again its voluntary if you want to look at it.