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  1. 3 points
    Shagger

    Violent Games and Life

    Why aren't you posting links? I know, because those studies are corruptly funded by the NRA and other such organizations who want to deflect blame on gun violence to anyone else. @Crazycrabactually posted evidence, why aren't you?
  2. 2 points
    Loot the Truth

    Halo Reach on PC

    I've been playing a lot of Halo on PC recently. I have noticed that the movement seems so slow compared to other PC shooters. I don't know if it's games developing and leaving this style behind or if it is done that way due to controller functionality. Regardless, it is still hella fun! Heres some of the footage from it:
  3. 2 points
    StaceyPowers

    Violent Games and Life

    Thank you. “Strong grasp on reality.” That is exactly the matter in question here. If a video game really did “influence” a given person to commit a violent act, what that draws into question is the person’s psychology. That person must have a difficult time identifying the difference between the fantasy world in the game (where there are no real consequences) and the real world (where there are real consequences). Such a person is likely either 1-young and developing, and just needs more time and parental guidance, or 2-is an adult and requires psychological help from a professional so that they can learn the difference between fantasy and reality. It is this psychosis in their brain that ultimately produced their actions. Video games do not feature actual violence. They feature simulated violence. No harm is done on any entity. When you riddle your pixelated opponent with bullets, nobody hurts. Nobody bleeds. Nobody dies. Nobody’s will is violated. There is literally no commonality there with an actual act of violence which entails pain, harm, loss of function, death, etc. for an actual person. An actual violent video game would be one where if you push a button, a real living being on the other end would experience some kind of suffering. This thankfully is not something that exists. For a lot of us, gaming provides a safe psychological outlet where we can broaden our range of experiences without any actual loss of control. It’s also worth pointing out that there are violent video games that teach lessons in morality. I would say that the BioShock series or The Last of Us are prime examples. Both series send messages of hope, kindness, love, and protection of the innocents.
  4. 2 points
    gamerloop

    My respects

    Hi everyone, I'm new here. I work in the game industry for a couple of years now as a Product Manager. I joined here to talk more about the project I am starting. I Found that lately, the disconnect between the gaming communities and the game developers and publishers is hurtful for the industry. So I decided to try a new kind of community, for which the only goal is to communicate directly to small, medium and big companies. thegamerloop.com if you are curious. (I will also post somewhere else in the forum a shameless plug about it. I hope it won't frustrate too many of you!)
  5. 2 points
    Crazycrab

    Violent Games and Life

    Aggressive, debatable at best, violent, not a chance. Also the "Anti-SJW" angle is a political standpoint that has nothing to do with propagating violence as a result of direct exposure to the media. Here is one of at least a dozen reports based on ACTUAL studies I can post, this one being from highly respected Oxford University. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2019/02/15/new-study-shows-that-there-is-no-link-between-violent-video-games-and-aggression-in-teenagers/amp/
  6. 2 points
    The Blackangel

    Violent Games and Life

    Look we ARE a civil group. Most of the community is actually extremely friendly. But when you go into an area with an attack on that demographic, you’re not going to get any warm responses.
  7. 2 points
    The Blackangel

    Violent Games and Life

    @Joshua Farrell by your logic, the internet is responsible for the 2 girls who attempted to kill their friend as a sacrifice to Slenderman.
  8. 2 points
    Shagger

    Violent Games and Life

    I have an 8yo son who has played AC4 for at least 3 years. In life, he has not killed any ship captains or crew, plundered any ships nor hunted sharks and whales in that time because he has a strong grasp on reality. These criminals who blame video games for their psychotic behaviour are using that as an excuse to reduce their punishment. Many millions, if not billions play games. If we were all driven to kill because of them there would be literally nobody left. Frankly @Joshua Farrell, to believe that video games, or any entertainment media, instigate violence, means you're kinda stupid. Just because you can't play COD without feeling less respect for the sanctity of human life doesn't mean the rest of us are that unstable. Most of us can play these games, live in the fantasy, then when it's over, reconnect with reality and live our normal lives. If you can't, then that's your own VERY SERIOUS problem. Get help.
  9. 2 points
    The Blackangel

    Violent Games and Life

    @Crazycrab is exactly right. Video Games have no affect on behavior with the exception of a child throwing a temper tantrum when told to shut the thing off. Gaming in no way makes a person violent. Why is it that people only want to pull this argument out of their ass? What about the games that teach children to be a better person? Don't they have the same place in the arguments against video games? Take This Link For Example. Where the hell is the argument now? VIDEO GAMES DO NOT, WILL NOT, AND CAN NOT MAKE YOU VIOLENT. THE VIOLENCE WAS THERE PRIOR TO ANY VIDEO GAME. Ted Bundy, Adolf Hitler, and Jack The Ripper didn't play video games.
  10. 2 points
    Crazycrab

    Violent Games and Life

    NO!! Absolutely not! There have multiple studies that prove conclusively that there is no link between video games and violent behaviour and I'm completely sick of people that try to use video games as scapegoat.
  11. 2 points
    I nominate @kingpotato @DylanC @killamch89 @Executor Akamia @Crazycrab @Shagger
  12. 2 points
    DC

    Last movie watched?

    Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey: 5/5. I really enjoyed this movie.
  13. 2 points
    I feel like I may have messed up my load order i know Bruma, campfire are attached to unofficial patch. I know all the sound files go in one catergory: serana dialogue edit, guard dialogue overhaul, enhance draught sounds, elder scrolls music combined, minas tirith as to with replacer, quieter dungeons and caves. What about quests? Relationship dialogue stuff, buildings, horse camera tweaks, realistic death physics, parlour, realistic water two, landscape fixes for grass, alternate start mods, gameplay like: ranger call, DIRGE, tweaks arrows and bolts - sniper edition, atlas map markers, world map, stones of barenziah, run for your life, weapons of lord of the rings, fashions of the fourth era, multiple spouses mod, followers, female vampires with fangs, realistic ghosts, enhanced weather, enhanced for, rustic weather and lighting, smooth sky mesh, skyrim is windy, realistic snow, minty during lighting storm and etc. i have decided i may have way too many mods as i was told, so its having a hard time loading things in, like if you go to white run territory, it crashes and performance drops. even going to falkreath when having holds mods or capital mods load in, it crashes as well. So i have few weather mods, i know have rustic weather and lighting, smooth sky mesh, skyrim is windy, npc followers, building locations like ruins, lord of the rings, fashions of the fourth era, beyond skyrim bruma content, i downloaded unofficial patch first, then bruma content, campfire, DIRGE, Tweaks arrows and bolts -sniper edition, horse camera tweek, realistic death physics, parkour the one with the assassin on it, Auruoa, atlas map markers, world map, stones of barenziah, serana dialogue edit, elde rscrolls music combined, minas tirith replacer, enhanced draugr, quieter dungeons and caves, talkative dragons, guard dialogue, relationship, follower dialogue overhaul mods, ranger call, landscape fixes for grass, alternate start, open cities skyrim, color patches remover, realistic water two. i p[ut the game play and camera tweeks on the bottom is that ok? what about city street cleaner? increase game stability? optmised clothing, optmised weapons and armor? what about weapons like lord of the rings content and Excalibur? what about all the quests stuff? i did got rid fo few stuff so it doesn't cause too much issues of loading, but gamewise, im confused. what order do i put them in? categorize wise? i ask youtube, didn't much there, i ask nexus they called me a liar for asking for help. i already looked at tarsha website and how to load order. sorry with all the questions. can someone explained it too me on what to do?
  14. 2 points
    https://www.ign.com/articles/silent-hill-games-sequels-konami-pt-kojima-2020-leak Two new Silent Hill games are in the works, according to a new report from a reliable leaker, via Eurogamer. Twitter user Aesthetic Gamer was the first to drop the new report. Aesthetic Gamer is known for reliably leaking previous Capcom titles (although Silent Hill is developed and published by Konami), and divulged some details about the supposed two new Silent Hill games. According to Aesthetic Gamer, one game will be a “soft” reboot of the franchise while the other will be an episodic experience similar to Telltale games or Until Dawn. “In other news while I'm dropping this stuff, and I think I can talk about this, I'll mention there is a couple new Silent Hill games in the works,” Aesthetic Gamer said. “Konami about two years ago reached out to various developers to pitch ideas for two Silent Hill games, one a soft-reboot of the franchise, the other an episodic TellTale/Until Dawn-style game to go alongside the reboot. I don't know anything more than that though, but I sure do hope Konami's given it the appropriate budget and found the right developer to make those games succeed.” Aesthetic Gamer closed out their comments by saying that they don’t know anything more about the alleged Silent Hill games, just that they exist. They also said that they guess one or more of the games may be revealed this year. One leaker’s information wouldn’t be that much to go on, but other signs do point to developments that bolster the case for a new Silent Hill game or two existing. Silent Hill 2 art director Masahiro Ito said that he was working on “a title as a core member. I hope the title won’t be canceled.” Though Ito never confirmed as much, fans speculated that Ito’s “I hope the title won’t be canceled” comment could be a reference to Hideo Kojima’s infamously canceled Silent Hills game, which was preceded by the even more infamous P.T. (“Playable Teaser”) demo that spooked horror game fans back in 2014. For what it’s worth, Konami has also been spotted refiling Silent Hill trademarks that were about to lapse. Horror media site Rely on Horror also said that its own independent source also said a new Silent Hill game was in development. And speaking of Kojima, the developer has seemingly waffled back and forth on whether or not he’d pursue a horror game after the cancelation of Silent Hills. Kojima posted a picture of his workspace, saying he was working on the concept for his next game. That said, don’t count on Kojima to work with Konami after their very public breakup following the release of Metal Gear Solid 5. He also seems to have his hands full with plans to develop smaller games, manga, and anime. Konami told PCGamesN that the company is "considering ways to provide the next title," and IGN has confirmed with a Konami spokesperson further clarifying that "Konami is continually evaluating our entire IP portfolio for future development consideration."
  15. 1 point
    skyfire

    Games you ended up liking.

    I was not much of DMC when it was released, same for few other FPS game. Then I started liking them a lot. Especially DMC for that matter.
  16. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Violent Games and Life

    If you are such a hardcore believer that game violence is a direct link to real world violence, then why are you still playing games? Aren't you at a risk of being corrupted by the games you play and going postal on your area?
  17. 1 point
    Shagger

    Violent Games and Life

    Wow. I mean wow! It's not like I expected a response that would change my perspective on the matter, but I at least expected one that was mature worded with due respect, but apparently that was asking too much. You can believe whatever scapegoating nonsense that the right wing politicians have forced down your throat all you want, but can you at least conduct yourself like a grown up? Thank you.
  18. 1 point
    This is the official Member of the Month - February 2020 Nominations Thread. The winner will receive 500 Points which can be used to Bid for Rewards like giftcards, cash, video games, and gaming consoles. Last month's winner was @StaceyPowers and thus is not eligible for nominations for February MOTM. Member of the Month is generally awarded to the individual who had the biggest impact on the VGR Forum. This is generally in the form of contributing the most amount of posts in terms of quantity and/or quality, but can extend to referrals/promotion and other efforts to benefit the community. Nominations end February 28th at 10pm EST.
  19. 1 point
    You may not have been all that active, but your contributions definitely warrant a nomination.
  20. 1 point
    Thanks for the nomination @The Blackangel. They have been mentioned already by I nominate @The Blackangel and @kingpotato.
  21. 1 point
    Thank you for the nomiation @The Blackangel, but I don't deserve it. Life has gotten the way in recent weeks and I have just not been active enough to warrant a nomination. @Crazycrab, @kingpotato and @DylanC are my nominees.
  22. 1 point
    I'm glad you enjoyed it! I think there was something cooler about the lighting in the first game, but it's hard for me to explain why it was cooler. But Rapture still was awesome to explore more of, and I loved the story/characters. Also, it's almost odd Ken Levine didn't work on BioShock 2, given how strongly the themes seem to link to Infinite's.
  23. 1 point
    DabsterEnt

    lil' Sherman

    Not sure where to post but our small game company just released our 1st pc casual game lil' Sherman on Steam. lil' Sherman is a 3rd person action tower defense RPG that takes place in a stylized WW2/Alt-Universe. The year is 1945 and with the help of Element 115 the evil Nazi Scourge has won the great war in Europe. However, with lil’ Sherman leading the counteroffensive all hope is not lost. This elite U.S. Sherman tank, along with the support of the command center, will help take back Europe one country at a time.
  24. 1 point
    orstgro

    [Playtest] Last Hero: Dawn of the Dead

    Recruitment time Feb.20~Feb.25 Last Hero: Dawn of the Dead is a shooting game took place on a Wastedland which suffered from mysterious virus outbroken... "Being the last hero survived in this world, you need to stay alert all the time". The main purpose of this test, is to observe users' gaming experiences and gether feedbacks to make new adjustment. We will send certain amount of resources to testers (gems, equipments) daily, so no need to worry about lack of golds! During the test, players can submit feedback or publish strategies by their own experience, and our team will make some necessary adjustments according useful feedbacks. The playtest will concluded with a online survey, every testers need to fill up this survey after the test. And we will prepare rewards for players who have excellent feedback, suggestions or strategies when game officially launched. We need around 100 participants to join this test. And this test will be performed using a separate test package apk file, and the package will be sent to everyone before the test begin. If you are interested, contact me or find us on: Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/613743269461212/ Discord https://discord.gg/NmZakAk
  25. 1 point
    StaceyPowers

    RP and Logic in MMOs

    I was reminiscing with someone recently over an MMO we used to play like a decade ago, and I laughed when I found out that in some respects, the essential conflict is still the same. Basically, most of the players kill villager NPCs to level up, which then re-spawn. But if one is trying to RP logically, the villagers must be treated like real people. Thus, one might feel compelled to wage a war over the villagers (if playing “good”). But then, all the other players complain that one is being unreasonable by protecting them. This sort of thing drove me crazy back when I played. I just couldn’t get over how illogical and inconsistent it was to throw a fit in an RPG when someone (like me) behaves in an IC way by protecting the villagers. Yes, it makes leveling harder, but that’s an OOC complaint. But somehow, I could never get these people to grok that. Does anyone else get annoyed when they see inconsistencies in how other players RP in MMOs?
  26. 1 point
    Obviously not. @DC already said he's against the idea.
  27. 1 point
    It seems switch lite demands are just keep on increasing. You may find few colored version of the nintendo devices out there. Check out the video for upcoming coral switch lite.
  28. 1 point
    Executor Akamia

    Last Game Played

    Stellaris Went back to my inward perfection save. Decided to spare the Determined Exterminator neighboring me. Still alive, and they aren’t enemies anymore since I synthetically ascended. North of me is a Driven Assimilator who eventually cut down one of my neighbors, only to get roadblocked by the Enigmatic Observer Fallen Empire. They shifted gears and began to fight the local Fanatical Purifier instead.
  29. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Song Covers in Video Games

    I want to say one of Disturbed’s songs was in a video game, but I can’t for the life of me remember what game. I’m pretty sure the song was Down With The Sickness, though.
  30. 1 point
    Executor Akamia

    Last Game Played

    Final Fantasy XIV A friend got me the full game – expansions and all – as a gift yesterday. So I'm happy. 😄
  31. 1 point
    DylanC

    Last movie watched?

    It’s not bad, I just didn’t jive with it, personally. It’s well acted, well shot and well made but it didn’t resonate with me. I found it hard to follow (watching it a little bit drunk probably wasn’t the best idea as it’s hard to follow the subtitles). Perhaps I may like it more on a second viewing. *shrugs*
  32. 1 point
    skyfire

    Last Game Played

    Shadowlegends Warrior.
  33. 1 point
    Kaynil

    Xbox Series X Shape

    I think a vertical tower might not be very practical for some Television cabinets. With Smart TVs getting bigger not everyone got space at the top. Hopefilly alternative positions can be used, like happened with other past consoles that could be used horizontal or vertical. That said, I am here for the games, so I don't really care that much if the shape is too appealing or not, so long it works well and the ports make sense and won't cause problems for the console or ourselves, I am happy. I just don't want it to be difficult to connect stuff and that it runs smoothly. I think that having a bigger console in exchange of proper back compatibility is more than fine if it means that will work without shortening the life of the console unnecessarily. It'll help clear space and give use to the games I got and might want to get from past consoles.
  34. 1 point
    Crazycrab

    Xbox Series X Shape

    That actually looks pretty rad! I'd tottaly buy that!
  35. 1 point
    I got it yesterday and realized that a lot of people were not even aware of the news.
  36. 1 point
    Who else is excited for the Last Of Us 2? https://thedeadbeatcritics.com/2020/02/11/new-the-last-of-us-2-dynamic-theme-is-free-right-now-with-these-codes/
  37. 1 point
    I think it can be fun though, nothing serious about online gaming. It has it's ups and downs like toxic players etc.
  38. 1 point
    DC

    VGR Member of the Month - January 2020

    Please cast your vote in the poll above for this month's Member of the Month. The winner will receive 500 Points which can be used to Bid for Rewards like giftcards, cash, video games, and gaming consoles. Member of the Month is generally awarded to the individual who had the biggest impact on the VGR Forum. This is generally in the form of contributing the most amount of posts in terms of quantity and/or quality, but can extend to referrals/promotion and other efforts to benefit the community. Voting closes February 5th at 10pm EST.
  39. 1 point
    DylanC

    Last movie watched?

    IT: Chapter 2 - 7/10
  40. 1 point
    DylanC

    Last Game Played

    Roblox with the little sprog. Lol
  41. 1 point
    Awesome to hear that a third Silent Hill movie is officially in the works! Anyone else excited? https://thedeadbeatcritics.com/2020/02/02/new-silent-hill-movie-in-development-original-director-returning/
  42. 1 point
    DylanC

    Last Game Played

    Goat Simulator, Overcooked, FTL, Silent Hill 2, Dead Age
  43. 1 point
    It could never have the same impact as a movie as it did in the game. So much of what made The Last of Us so engrossing was the interactive nature of the storytelling. I'm not saying it cant be made into a good movie but it wouldn't be the same.
  44. 1 point
    I don't get these games. After at hard day at my ACTUAL job, I totally would willingly sit down and pretend to be doing another more tedious profession that has a famously high suicide rate, you know, for fun. So even at 24p, I wouldn't. It's like offering your own firing squad a tip
  45. 1 point
    Executor Akamia

    Last Game Played

    No Man's Sky Decided to give it a try, since apparently it's a good game now. 😂 Because I'm a glutton for punishment and I adore roguelikes, I chose to go directly to permadeath mode. I got killed twice in the first 10 minutes by the hazardous environment. Third time was the charm, though, and I'm finally throwing together a shelter and some other things that should help keep me alive. Early game is Hell, apparently. Especially if you're like me and you don't know what you're doing. Normally I'd play on a lower difficulty first and get acquainted with how the game plays, but the roguelike option was just too much for me to pass up. I had to do that first, or I'd never forgive myself. 😂
  46. 1 point
    Bioshock on nintendo switch would be definitely good.
  47. 1 point
    DylanC

    Last Game Played

    Goat Simulator with my little one. Fun ass game, man. So silly, I love it.
  48. 1 point
    killamch89

    Best defense against video game rage?

    I just remind myself that it is a game, it is meant to be fun, don't take it too seriously and it has helped me deal with all kinds of situations while playing video games for years.
  49. 1 point
    To be honest, not really but I did learn how to sneak up on someone without them noticing from playing Splinter Cell.
  50. 1 point
    Aye, I was gonna chime in to say this. I remember seeing them eating bodies of people in the game. Also, they really like eating people who are alive, too. Pretty sure that’s how they get their sustenance. I’m guessing the cordyceps infection also gives them a prolonged lifespan, giving them living properties more in-line with a fungas. Creepy, right?
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