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I saw Suicide Squad today… My thoughts

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Okay, I went for an outing with my sister, we both went to bowling and then we went to the cinema to see the Suicide Squad movie.

I thought the film was amazing, and I loved most of the characters in it, Deadshot, inparticular, I thought was amazing and Will Smith, the actor portraying him was awesome as always!

Overall, I thought the film was excellent, but there was one thing on my mind while watching it… I couldn’t help but feel like Harley Quinn and the Joker were shoehorned into the movie to broaden the appeal…

Seriously, she didn’t seem consistent with the rest of the crew. You have Deadshot, an assassin who never loses and can bounce bullets to kill people, you have El Diablo, someone who can make fire with his hands, Killer Croc, who is very tough and strong, Katana, someone who can slice people in half with a single slice of a sword, Boomerang, someone with powerful blades that can be thrown and will come back… and Harley Quinn…. a intellectually-challenged, scantily-clad woman with a baseball bat?

She didn’t add anything to the story either, you can easily take her and the Joker out of it and the movie would still work the same…

I can’t help but feel like the Joker was only in it because he is a popular character, and thus broaden the appeal, and Harley Quinn was only there to rush blood to cisgendered heterosexual (and bi and pansexual) men’s crotches…

The sad thing is that this seems to be working a charm, most of my friends are obsessing over the movie, and specifically about Harley Quinn, and I see figures of her everywhere, but the characters that actually moved the plot forward get next to no attention, minus maybe Deadshot, who I see now and again…

Anyway, those are my thoughts, quick, I know, and mostly focused on Harley Quinn, but I just can’t get it out of my head and I felt the need to share my thoughts on it all, and I have….

So… You can all go, breath a sign of relief…

How Do You Fuck Up Tetris? (The Jimquisition)

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Okay, so after a while of taking a hiatus from keeping up with the games industry, I decided to watch all of the previously unreleased episodes of a Youtube show I watch called The Jimquision, and he made this episode about Tetris, which for the most part is fascinating, as are all of his shows, but there was one line in the video that has been bothering me.

6:38 “…and proprietary software that claim to be services, but really just get in the f***ing way between players and their games”

Now I hear things like that being said about software like Origin and Uplay, and I can assume that’s what Jim is referring to here, seeing that he’s talking about EA and Ubisoft, but what bothers me is that, Steam also fits that description perfectly, but Jim would probably include that in the list of intrusive programs. Yet when I mention stuff like that, I get a lot of hate for it, like somehow it’s okay if Valve does it, but not EA or Ubisoft. It’s like they love to suck Valves package and praise Steam to no end (With the exception of a couple of things recently, like paid workshop items), gamers like kick the balls of one greedy corporation, but suck the dick of another! All for doing the same things!

I mean don’t get me wrong, Valve do make amazing games, but it’s by no means an excuse to do what they do! As developers, Valve are amazing, but as publishers, they are corrupt! Perhaps more so than the likes of EA or Microsoft!

I mean if you looked at the file names for Steam in it’s folder, one of the exe is called “SteamService.exe”, so to me, it seems like a peice of evidence that shows that Valve are trying make Steam look like a service.

As for getting in the way? Try running a game you recently got in a store or digitally bought in a store other than GOG or Steam, and try running it without Steam running, chances are, it’ll start up Steam. If that’s not getting in the way between a player and the game, than I don’t know what is! Just because one uses a program so much, it doesn’t make it less intrusive!

Anyway, a later Jimquision episode I watched mentioned this kind of double standard way of thinking when Overwatch uses microtransactions, like people hate when EA does it, but don’t mind it when a company like Blizzard does it.

It seems like a majority of gamers sadly don’t actually care about DRM or shady business practices, I think all of the hate companies get are just because gamers want an excuse to hate those companies, regardless of whether their favourite brand does the exact same thing!

It’s very depressing, really, and I can see why I have been distancing myself from modern gaming, because you have people like that. Whether it’s a vocal minority or not, it doesn’t look like things aren’t going to change, meaning either everyone is fooled into thinking Steam is good, or the silent majority can’t be arsed to do anything about it… Huh, I guess that’s true to life in general, huh?

5 Word Impressions – 007 Special

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Hey guys, I’ve watched every single 007 film, From the 1954 Casino Royale to Spectre, all in one big marathon and I have recorded my reactions for every one, all summed into 5 words each!

Are you ready? Go!

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Retro Diary – 02/07/16

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these, eh? (2 years, in fact!) Well, I’ve decided to bring this series back, but this time, I’m going to do them whenever I like, and on days where anything of interest happened in terms of retro gaming in my life, such as today!

I was at MEGABytes today, which is a retro gaming cafe that opened up in Glasgow a year or so back, and if you love retro games, you’ll love this place!

Anyway, I was there today with a couple of friends, and we were chatting for a bit, while one of the people in our group was playing Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed (I know, not a retro game, but the cafe let them play it on their 360, so…), and I was arguing with a friend (not in a fighting way, though, don’t worry) because we had contrasting opinions on the game, my friend thought it was a great game and the best in the series, but I disagreed, it was a massive disappointment in my opinion, and that the first game was much better!

We then talked about other Sonic game and how since Heroes, with the exception of (part of) Unleashed, Colors and Generations, every Sonic game has been garbage… Read the rest of this entry »

‘BATMAN – The Telltale Series’ Unveiled in First Look Ahead of Summer 2016 Premiere

Friday, June 24th, 2016

YEAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Source: ‘BATMAN – The Telltale Series’ Unveiled in First Look Ahead of Summer 2016 Premiere

James Bond vs Austin Powers – Epic Rap Battles of History – Season 5 – YouTube

Monday, June 20th, 2016

This might just be my favourite ERB so far! 😀

I see what they did there…

Monday, June 20th, 2016

I recently got back into the Sims 3 after getting the game working on Ubuntu, and after failing a “dare” job in University Life, I got this message:

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This is being Politically Correct and doing it well! 😀

Seriously?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Okay, I had found out that some guys were making end labels for N64 cartridges, for cartridges of all regions, which sounded awesome, so I decided to have a look, and when I got on the page, well, just take a look yourself…

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…They’re charging ~£11 to send a bunch of stickers?! No thanks!

…and no, you can’t change the postage type, either. I’ve imported consoles from the US that costed this much, but those are justified because they are big things you’re sending overseas, in big boxes! You could probably fit these end labels in an envelope!

Whatever, I’m voting with my wallet, and not getting these, thanks guys(!)

Post about Pokkén Tournament – Miiverse | Nintendo

Friday, March 18th, 2016

…I think Namco (or Nintendo) did this on purpose…

I present to you, Exhibit B: Before Pikachu performs this People’s-Elbow like move, he does a strike, stand back and does this before doing the elbow… Didn’t the Rock do this when he was doing a series of strikes before delivering the last one? Hmm… I think Namco did this on purpose…

Source: Post about Pokkén Tournament – Miiverse | Nintendo

Post about Pokkén Tournament – Miiverse | Nintendo

Friday, March 18th, 2016

I see what you did there, Nintendo! or Namco!

…For those who don’t, doesn’t Pikachu’s motion look suspiciously like The People Elbow… you know, the most electrying move in sports entertainment… performed by Pikachu… an electric Pokemon… Huh? Huh?… Huh… ?

Source: Post about Pokkén Tournament – Miiverse | Nintendo

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