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I like how normies is itself such an outdated concept on the internet. It's proper old***. (I self censored that btw, give me internet points for much consideration.)

 

I think internet culture shifting from mostly university professionals and enthusiasts, to mostly kids with free-time still working out their behavioral issues is mostly why the internet started to such so much. Eternal September and all that. This forum is oddly reminiscent of the older days to be honest.

 

I don't think so, I was using internet on high school (old days of first counter strike) as most of my classmates and it was much more... familiar? It was days when you didn't needed ad block, corporations where not all over the place and oversensitive people were still mocked and not in power.

 

 

 

Well, I think the stakes weren't as high. Once the discourse in games was poisoned, then it just became the water people swam in. I remember looking up to older players in CS when I was young. Now it's common to have little ****s spazz out in a server where there is no admin to boot them. Rip private servers and all that. I think self-monitoring of the web early on also really helped stave off the tragedy of the commons so to speak. Plus the average person was slightly fearful and reverent towards the internet, now it's primordial nether to act out in.

 

But yea, corporations have contributed a lot to the shift.

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"A slave obeys" -- was spoiled on this one, yet it still was so very powerful;

Replayed Bioshock recently and while it's still a great game, this particular moment is entirely ruined by the game going "Oh here, have another objective" right after the fact

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Roberta Williams was probably on to something.

 

 

 

Back when I got started, which sounds like ancient history, back then the demographics of people who were into computer games, was totally different, in my opinion, than they are today. Back then, computers were more expensive, which made them more exclusive to people who were maybe at a certain income level, or education level. So the people that played computer games 15 years ago were that type of person. They probably didn't watch television as much, and the instant gratification era hadn't quite grown the way it has lately. I think in the last 5 or 6 years, the demographics have really changed, now this is my opinion, because computers are less expensive so more people can afford them. More "average" people now feel they should own one.3

Ah right, a source of some kind would be good. https://web.archive.org/web/19991127225719/http://www.gamersdepot.com/interview_roberta_a.htm

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Roberta Williams was probably on to something.

 

 

 

Back when I got started, which sounds like ancient history, back then the demographics of people who were into computer games, was totally different, in my opinion, than they are today. Back then, computers were more expensive, which made them more exclusive to people who were maybe at a certain income level, or education level. So the people that played computer games 15 years ago were that type of person. They probably didn't watch television as much, and the instant gratification era hadn't quite grown the way it has lately. I think in the last 5 or 6 years, the demographics have really changed, now this is my opinion, because computers are less expensive so more people can afford them. More "average" people now feel they should own one.3

 

 

I don't know about that. Today we might have a chuckle at the idea that a collection of polygons in their underwear dry-humping each other is a realistic take on intimacy, but damned if I could say that FMV rape scene in the first Phantasmagoria, which I only experienced through a Giant Bomb let's play (paywall), is an improvement.

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-Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

 

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Well, hell is other people, so the more people present, the worse something always becomes :p


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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You wanted to gather all the spoilers in one place?

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Unobtrusively informing you about my new ebook (which you should feel free to read and shower with praise).

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Back in New Vegas, when you met Caesar, that time when you get to see his ideals, his ideolgy, and how he is NOT a cartoon villain/mind controlled/big bad dragon character, he is a human being, his methods are brutal and cruel, but he does that for a reason. At that point( I did not play the classic Fallout until I finished NV) I saw how NV was and still is an amazing, well written game, if only Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, Chris Avellone, Josh Sawyer and Eric Fenstermaker could team up and make TOW2... or a new Fa... something :skeptical:

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"Turned wrong way round, the relentless unforeseen was what we schoolchildren studied as 'History,' harmless history, where everything unexpected in its own time is chronicled on the page as inevitable. The terror of the unforeseen is what the science of history hides, turning a disaster into an epic.”

 

-Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

 

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"Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them."

 

-James Fallows

 

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Malkavian is the only clan I play.


"only when you no-life you can exist forever, because what does not live cannot die."

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