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Games for the metal community.

Re: Games for the metal community.
January 25, 2008, 03:35:40 PM
anyone who shuns all video games on the basis of what they may have seen at arcades is no better than the mainstream which they constantly ridicule. the rule works both ways, kids.
No.

Having reviewed the thread, baby Jesus is most definitely weeping at this point.

Und4stand

Re: Games for the metal community.
January 25, 2008, 06:11:22 PM
The good:


X-COM UFO Defense
System shock 2
Deus Ex 1
S.T.A.L.K.E.R (apparantly last good modern effort)
Fallout 1,2 and tactics (pc version)
Plane scape torment
Blood omen 1
Starcraft
Some metal gear games
Age of wonders
Disciples 1 & 2
C&C series (older)
Baldur's gate 1,2 + all expansions
Icewind dale
Rainbow six (older)
Crusader: no regret & no remorse
Shining force II (sega 16bit)
Syndicate
Arcanum
Super metroid (snes 16 bit)

Probably missing a few classics I can't remember, but it's never going to get that good again, same with metal, movies, books etc as said before. The new Averse Sefira samples are mediocre.




The bad:

Sims
Halo
World of warcraft
Guitar hero
Sportgames
World war games
Counter-strike
Next gen consoles

and countless other similarities




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(the last was Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines).


Word.

Re: Games for the metal community.
January 26, 2008, 01:20:55 AM
Lone thinkers: Video games are fantasy worlds that are not creative.

The Crowd: but we like them, and we'll say anything we can to shut you down.

Grow down. An honest child is not obsessed by such adult-like addictions.
ASBO

“Kurt Cobain was, ladies and gentlemen, a worthless shred of human debris.” - Rush Limbaugh

shadowmystic

Re: Games for the metal community.
January 26, 2008, 03:07:28 AM
The experience of any art is not creative, what's your point?  That's assuming that some video games qualify as art, which, I have realised, some do.

Und4stand

Re: Games for the metal community.
January 26, 2008, 06:42:09 AM
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Lone thinkers: Video games are fantasy worlds that are not creative.

The Crowd: but we like them, and we'll say anything we can to shut you down.

Grow down. An honest child is not obsessed by such adult-like addictions.



Throw away whatever fiction in literature you have as well then, for that matter your computer and go live in a cave.

Re: Games for the metal community.
January 26, 2008, 01:21:33 PM
Let me summarize, and then lock, this counterproductive thread.

Those who dislike video games say that the process, not the games themselves, of playing video games is pointless. Sit on your ass, interact in a world with a handful of outcomes. It's like virtual reality that affects nothing. Why not real reality? At least, you can use the internet to influence the world. Video games: no. That's their take on it.

Those who like video games say that the games themselves are art much like black metal, because they have many hours put into their visual design and programming, and writing is like Sci-Fi. They say that not all games are stupid, and therefore, that the genre itself is worth supporting. They do not seem to address the idea that the act of playing ANY video game is inferior to interactive reality, like literature, art, martial arts, sports, family, friends, thinking, and so on.

It reminds me of the drug scene.

One group would yell at you that drugs were bad because they hurt your brain and made you a loser.

The other group would yell back that drugs were not that harmful, and many got some advantage from them.

The elephant in the room was that while you were spending your time doing drugs, other opportunities went past, and all you had were pretty visions in your head.

Something to think about.