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PC Games / Re: Anyone else have Gammerragee?
« on: May 18, 2006, 04:02:45 pm »
Yup, I know exactly how you feel.  I just can't seem to find the right game to fill this void you call Gammerragee.  I was into WoW as well for a bit, quit about the time Oblivion came out, but it got old pretty quickly.  And now... I just can't seem to find another game that really holds my interest.  I'm currently trying out a 14-day free trial for Auto Assault but I doubt I'll continue once it's done...

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PC Games / Re: WoW- What sex do you play?
« on: May 06, 2006, 12:09:16 pm »
Considering the demographics that play wow, if all males were restricted to male characters, imagine the sausage fest...  I've played both sexes, my current main being a female orc warlock (I'm a hetero male btw, if you really need to know).  But I've met women who play male characters too, and I see nothing wrong with it.  It keeps the game interesting.  And really, how much can you really know about someone you just met on the internet.  I always assume everyone I meet is a guy, that's just how the population works in wow, but I have nothing against female gamers, and have played with many of em.

Personally, I think the only people who really care, are those lonely gamers that hit on every woman they come across in wow, only to find out they're actually guys.  But I guess it depends on what you actually think an avatar is.  Is it an extention of the player, or is the player mearly playing a role, perhaps a role of the opposite sex? 

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PC Games / Re: *SHOCK* Quitting WoW
« on: May 06, 2006, 11:58:16 am »
I tried quitting wow, but came back after a month.  I just couldn't 'say no' lol.  Guild drama was on the rise right before I quit, and low and behold, after I decided to return I found out my guild broke up.  Not that I really cared, I was sick of the 40-man raids and just wanted to have some fun pvp'ing.  I've read a bit on DAoC, and I think I'd probably enjoy that a bit more, but I think I'll stick to wow until Warhammer on-line comes out.

That said, I had a lot of fun end-game in wow until things started to turn sour.  Personally, I think Blizzard should up the drop rates in MC by 2 more epics per boss.  I think the extra loot would help reduce loot-drama, and require less runs of MC before the whole guild was decked out, giving more time to explore the other end-game instances.  With the new upcomming 40-man in the plaguelands, that will give 4 '40-man' instances to explore, and that's just too much to do in 1 week.  MC and BWL take up enough time as it is.

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PC Games / Re: Ye Olde Hot Coffee -- Oblivion turns M
« on: May 06, 2006, 11:27:23 am »
Personally, I think teens are mature enough to deal with blood and boobs, and I disagree with the ESRB's decision to change the rating to Mature, in this particular case.

But after thinking about it, what if a gaming company hid a hard-core porno into their game, that could only be un-locked by a 3rd party mod.  Should they be held accountable?  Of course they should.  If not it would leave a huge loophole for gaming companies to do whatever they want.  If it's coded into the game, even if it's not normally accessible, it's still there on the original game disk.

On the other side, should a gaming company be held accountable if a 3rd party mod added a hard-core porno to a game?  In this case no, they should not be held accountable because this goes beyond the intended use of the game, something a gaming company would be hard to justify if it's actually in the packaged code (in the case of Oblivion, if Bethesda didn't intend to have people see boobs on female characters, then why is it in the code?)

And before everyone jumps on the ESRB, remember that they are the gaming industry.  The ESRB isn't a 'bunch of politicians telling people what they can and can't see.'  The ESRB is the gaming industry's attempt to keep those politicians away.  The ESRB is part of the gaming industry, and is a 'self-regulating' group.  There's no law regarding these regulations.  It's the industry's way of protecting itself from self-righteous parents who worry more about what their kids may be exposed to rather than actually do some real parenting and teach their kids about these issues.

In the end, everyone is making this out to be a bigger issue than it really is.  Gaming companies just don't want to get sued, so they created the ESRB as a standard disclaimer to keep the lawyers away.  Truth is, no gamer over the age of 18 really cares about ratings, and most teens don't either other than it may make it harder for them to buy certain games.  I honestly doubt this will affect Bethesda in any real way.  I seriously doubt that a M rating will result in lower sales than a T rating.

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