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by Velvet Crowe
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Decade of Criticker
Replies: 62
Views: 22301

Re: A Decade of Criticker

Well, I didn't read as much of his blog as you apparently have I read maybe like 4 or 5 of his blog posts? It really isn't hard to find his political articles if you just scroll down and click the "politics" tag. The second link is amusing and quaint, since the dominant modern leftist zeitgeist is ...
by Velvet Crowe
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Decade of Criticker
Replies: 62
Views: 22301

Re: A Decade of Criticker

I don't really hate Pickpocket but I really don't buy the idea he was "apolitical" when he made posts like this: https://genesisofman.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/donald-trump-is-happy-that-you-think-hes-stupid/ https://genesisofman.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/we-can-kill-liberalism-once-and-for-all/ https...
by Velvet Crowe
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games Do Not Age
Replies: 7
Views: 5111

Re: Games Do Not Age

Really, who? Kosmic, who used to hold the speedrun world record for both any% and all levels for SMB1, knows more about the game and mechanics than the developers themselves, and obviously has a huge soft spot for the title, recently released his tier lists for the Mario games, both for casual play...
by Velvet Crowe
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Decade of Criticker
Replies: 62
Views: 22301

Re: A Decade of Criticker

Yeah, he def seemed to be the sort to chug down bottles of red pills. The fact he praises Dinesh D'Souza also made me chuckle.
by Velvet Crowe
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

Re: Cruella

You completely missed my own point. Namely, that literally any major development in our world, including scientific breakthroughs, can frequently be seen as nothing more than "exacerbating the issue" whose preconditions had already been established long ago. It's a semantics game, and doesn't make ...
by Velvet Crowe
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Decade of Criticker
Replies: 62
Views: 22301

Re: A Decade of Criticker

Pickpocket struck me as too abrasive to take seriously most of the time.
by Velvet Crowe
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games Do Not Age
Replies: 7
Views: 5111

Re: Games Do Not Age

And yes, you absolutely have to take into account what era a game was released in. If you put out the equivalent of Super Mario Bros nowadays, it would be considered a very average, simplistic platformer lacking mechanics, movement options, and enemies, with some wonky physics. I don't really agree...
by Velvet Crowe
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Split up Certain Games for Different Consoles
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: Split up Certain Games for Different Consoles

I think it'd be a good idea to use the tab for "expansions" in submissions and add an option for a "handheld" or "separate console version". Granted, the latter is a lot harder to utilize here than the former but it is an idea, I think. Though I def think "mod" could easily fit into this category al...
by Velvet Crowe
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games Do Not Age
Replies: 7
Views: 5111

Games Do Not Age

If there's ever a talking point that ever annoyed me about gaming discourse is the argument that "games age". Often times I get the sense this sort of criticism is tossed out by people who: 1. Don't actually understand the capabilities of gaming at the time 2. Are unaware of games that did similar t...
by Velvet Crowe
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 10353

Re: Cruella

When did I say anything about it not being significant? I explicitly stated that wasn't my argument. You're arguing a strawman here. My argument is that Covid exacerbated the issue and can't be seen as the core cause, not that this exacerbation didn't matter. I was stating that localization has been...