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by Canageek
02 Dec 2015, 20:04
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: GPLP next game thread
Replies: 83
Views: 9695

Re: GPLP next game thread

DialMforMara told me that G&P wanted us to suggest games in the forums, so I thought I'd drop in over breaks in my writing. I've mentioned this a couple of times, but I'd love to see Alpha Protocol. This would be very cool. I've heard it is an underrated game with a cool plot, but many problems....
by Canageek
06 Apr 2015, 14:28
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

Fine, just ask about similar things you might like! The same could be said for any other media including, of course, games. It may be useful for academic discussions of the media, but I don't see nor did I ever see a need for genres. That presumes that I have someone to ask. For most of my life, I'...
by Canageek
06 Apr 2015, 14:18
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

I can at least on some level follow the desire to rename something that is in the process of changing on a large scale, but I don't really feel as though it's necessary or even possible. They're called video games, and as a general term of reference it may not be laser accurate but it works because...
by Canageek
04 Apr 2015, 09:22
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

What harm is done by allowing "game" to be slightly broader than it is? Seriously, what bad thing will happen? I literally cannot imagine what's at risk here. Anyways, it's certainly too late to stop it. "Game" is already massively broadly defined - your assertion that only vide...
by Canageek
04 Apr 2015, 09:04
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

I honestly have no idea what you're trying to say with your platypus analogy. Can you elaborate? Furthermore, writing off professional-level game playing as "silly" means nothing to your argument. So you think it's "silly" that people play poker professionally. That doesn't chan...
by Canageek
04 Apr 2015, 00:11
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

In the case of poker and magic, those were created, and mostly played, for enjoyment. Some people take things to silly levels. Just because a game can be played professionally doesn't mean that is what it was made for. D&D used to have tournaments all the time, but I don't think anyone would say...
by Canageek
03 Apr 2015, 22:20
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

Film did do a name change as it matured. First they were moving pictures, then talking pictures, then talkies, then finally movies. But 'film' and 'cinema' are still constant terms for the medium, even if 'movies' (which is, obviously, informal) wasn't always around. EDIT: I don't mean to monopoliz...
by Canageek
03 Apr 2015, 22:15
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

As an addendum - plenty of media have undergone expansions without needing to change their names. Film/cinema never needed to change its name when new techniques, stories, and ideas were introduced. Duchamp didn't make sculpture change its name. Poetry is still called poetry even after Modernism de...
by Canageek
03 Apr 2015, 22:07
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

Well, video game is specifically defined as: a game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a television screen or other display screen. That seems pretty straightforward. Even so called "walking sims" and the like still follow that very basic defini...
by Canageek
03 Apr 2015, 21:59
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Re: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

"Board games, card games, and roleplaying games are all pretty much only played for fun." Poker, Magic, and a bunch of other card games are played competitively, by people who make their living off of it. Roleplaying games aren't always for 'fun'; I've seen them used to explore consent, b...
by Canageek
03 Apr 2015, 20:46
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video games are maturing, and could use a new name
Replies: 29
Views: 2478

Video games are maturing, and could use a new name

Moved from the LRR chat: I think video games need a new name. Not just for 'art games' or 'walking simulators' or whatever, but in general. Game is, in the OED, "1. Amusement, sport, fun; pleasure, enjoyment" (and other stuff, all along those lines). Now, sure, words change. That is why li...
by Canageek
13 Dec 2014, 17:30
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Watch + Play
Replies: 303
Views: 34276

Re: Watch + Play

It has your arm bending to point at wherever you point the cursor, regardless of annoying things like bones. I'm going with yes.
by Canageek
13 Dec 2014, 11:41
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Watch + Play
Replies: 303
Views: 34276

Re: Watch + Play

Oh HONEY...Trespasser is INFAMOUS - Big Rigs Racing kind of infamous. I imagine there's fan mods/patches out there that make the game function, but...well, it...it was breaking new ground , and not every explorer is as successful as Columbus, Magellan or Cook... Exactly! That is why it is PERFECT f...
by Canageek
12 Dec 2014, 12:21
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Watch + Play
Replies: 303
Views: 34276

Re: Watch + Play

If they are looking for more bad games to play, well, there is Deus. Remember how much Alex liked the inventory system in Alone in the Dark? Yeah, this is that taken to an extreme. http://www.pcgamer.com/saturday-crapshoot-deus/ Now, if Alex would like an FPS, why not Nitro Family? I can't really su...
by Canageek
12 Dec 2014, 12:04
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Graham and Paul Let's Play
Replies: 157
Views: 15454

Re: Graham and Paul Let's Play

You know, if you are looking for terrible games, I'm not sure you could get more WTF then Harvester. http://www.pcgamer.com/saturday-crapshoot-harvester/. Normally I'd say this is Watch and Play type stuff, but well, I think he hates adventures games.
by Canageek
12 Dec 2014, 11:58
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: General LRL Stream Feedback
Replies: 874
Views: 68300

Re: General LRL Stream Feedback

As a note, it would be really cool if LRR signed up for the Youtube Gif Beta. http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/youtube-gets-with-the-times-allows-fans-to-create-gifs-from-videos/
by Canageek
12 Dec 2014, 11:55
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Let's NOPE pre-voting
Replies: 168
Views: 18376

Re: Let's NOPE pre-voting

What about some older games like Realms of Haunting? It got a pretty solid review. http://www.pcgamer.com/crap-shoot-realms-of-the-haunting/
by Canageek
13 Nov 2014, 10:21
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Let's NOPE pre-voting
Replies: 168
Views: 18376

Re: Let's NOPE pre-voting

Here is a crazy idea that I'd love to see Alex play: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem for Gamecube. Heck, we might even be able to get Beej on there.
by Canageek
12 Nov 2014, 18:41
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Beej's Backlog
Replies: 115
Views: 15538

Re: Beej's Backlog

I vote Beej just wear a green shirt and stream as the floating head of Beej.
by Canageek
12 Nov 2014, 18:40
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: IDDQDerp
Replies: 540
Views: 40716

Re: IDDQDerp

Wow, that is amazing. Too bad I no longer have much time to watch streams, let along catch up on them.
by Canageek
11 Nov 2014, 22:08
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Graham and Paul Let's Play
Replies: 157
Views: 15454

Re: Graham and Paul Let's Play

CiderMuffin wrote:Try to find Cyberia, that would be a very fun "treat" for you guys to make fun of.


This is a great idea, but only if they have a PS mouse. There is at least one section that is nigh-unbeatable without one.
by Canageek
08 Nov 2014, 15:23
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Adam's Gamehaüs
Replies: 97
Views: 11498

Re: Adam's Gamehaüs

So, I hear that Adam wasn't feeling well and had to end his 24 hour stream early. Now, we all know that Adam and James are escapees from the same Canadian Forces Mutant program as created Wolverine and thus almost never get sick. Therefore we can only conclude that something very bad has happened. P...
by Canageek
05 Nov 2014, 18:53
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Adam's Gamehaüs
Replies: 97
Views: 11498

Re: Adam's Gamehaüs

Thank you very much, Memo. Now I can link people to that.
by Canageek
05 Nov 2014, 13:52
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Adam's Gamehaüs
Replies: 97
Views: 11498

Re: Adam's Gamehaüs

Alright, for those that missed it: Go to http://www.twitch.tv/seabats/popout?videoId=a585118239 then fast forward to about 3:21:10 and enjoy (You have to have it before he closes Sleeping Dogs, as he saw the popup with the gift as soon as it closed.) It seems someone, who might be me, saw a game on ...
by Canageek
09 Oct 2014, 15:15
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: General LRL Stream Feedback
Replies: 874
Views: 68300

Re: General LRL Stream Feedback

Nice... I wonder if we'll get a torrent of all the streams eventually. Or at least torrents per show or something. The current archive of all of LoadingReadyLive clocks in at 2.2TB, at Twitch's "source" quality. Re-encoding from LRR's source files may reduce the size somewhat, but still.....

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