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    Steerminator reacted to Boblee in Games that are bleaker than they first appear   
    When you talk about video games that's got a bleak and sad/dark atmosphere, then you can't leave out The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. It's by far the darkest Zelda game ever. 
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    Steerminator reacted to Crazycrab in Games you hate that everbody else loves!   
    The worst... Really?
     
      
     
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    Steerminator got a reaction from killamch89 in Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie ever again?   
    HAH, I already don't use social media, because I hate it and I much prefer more close proximity interaction with others.  
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    Steerminator reacted to killamch89 in Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie ever again?   
    I can definitely do without social media. As a matter of fact, I hardly use it nowadays  because it's become so toxic. Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie ever again?
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    Steerminator reacted to killamch89 in If you were given an envelope with the time and date of your death inside, would you open it?   
    And what happens if you don't die on that day? Imagine disrespecting your boss telling him you're going to die today only to live till tomorrow. 🤣
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    Steerminator reacted to Empire in Do you consider exploiting loopholes in games cheating?   
    Exploits by their very definition are aimed towards a weakness, almost always unethical or immoral. Gaming exploits (cheating) are players taking advantage of a glitch in a programmer's coding that leads to a result the developer never intended. Then again exploiting is pretty much discovering a way to do something in the game mechanics that wasn't implemented intentionally, like a bug. On the other hand, cheating is bypassing game mechanics to create disadvantage/unfair gameplay.
    BUt even so, looking at way to break and cheat is like wasting money on a game story and not even doing the story right. 
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    Steerminator reacted to Shagger in What odd talent do you have?   
    I can talk and piss people off at the same time.
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    Steerminator reacted to Empire in Would you relocate for love?   
    Depends,
    Location where you are going, I might love it or not Work related, jobs and whatnot Family, I mean most want to be near family. Not always going to make your love one happy.
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    Steerminator got a reaction from killamch89 in Does the study of philosophy ever lead to answers or simply more questions?   
    I mean look at the definition:  "the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence." No one is ever going to know everything about life, because there are an infinite number of things to learn.  But the more you learn, or come to understand, about the world in a philosophical sense, the better off you're likely to be.
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    Steerminator got a reaction from The Blackangel in Does the study of philosophy ever lead to answers or simply more questions?   
    I mean look at the definition:  "the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence." No one is ever going to know everything about life, because there are an infinite number of things to learn.  But the more you learn, or come to understand, about the world in a philosophical sense, the better off you're likely to be.
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    Steerminator got a reaction from Family sedan in RANT: Do you have friends that get WAY too upset about the difficulty they're having with a game?   
    hahaha... She was just referring to the way you get pushed back in general when you get hit.  She felt you got pushed back way too far, and apparently had a problem getting knocked into holes throughout the game.  I would also guess that getting knocked around too much probably made her get nervous and generally lose focus and control (if that makes sense).  That, at least, is something I can understand conceptually.  Like when things start happening so fast you can't keep up and you don't have enough time to think about your actions.  I think this happens to me sometimes when I'm playing fighting games, against people who are very good at them (because I'm not very good at them.  I still enjoy it, though).
    I've never played any of those rom hack games though.  They always seem kind of cheap to me (as in, not particularly well made).  I do love a good challenge, though.
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    Steerminator got a reaction from Family sedan in RANT: Do you have friends that get WAY too upset about the difficulty they're having with a game?   
    I think this is a reasonable perspective.  I almost never get angry at video games.  I almost never get angry at all, to be honest (frustrated or upset sure, but not angry).  But it sounds like you're talking about, what we might call.... bad physics, or something like that.  Like, you have a sword, but even if any part of the whole second half of your sword touches an enemy, the game won't register it as a hit, unless its even closer to the hilt (if that makes sense).  Or a bullet clearly flying through your head but not hitting you.  These kinds of things are what I would call objective flaws in a game.
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    Steerminator got a reaction from Family sedan in RANT: Do you have friends that get WAY too upset about the difficulty they're having with a game?   
    So I'm basically venting my frustration here because I have nobody to really talk to about it in real life.  I always say that I don't really have any friends, but I actually do have one, but one who I can only tolerate in small doses.  The thing is, she has major anxiety problems (a thing she can't be faulted for), and I guess this carries over into the video game playing experience.  The thing is, I've dealt with people of this sort before, who get SO angry when bad things happen (i.e. they die a lot) in a video game and instead of acknowledging that maybe they just need more practice, they start complaining that the game is badly designed, is bad, unfair, too hard, or some other variation/combination of these things.  Or even instead of acknowledging anything at all, just remaining calm and not getting very visibly and audibly frustrated in my presence.  It really makes me extremely uncomfortable, and takes all the fun out of playing a game together for me.  I mean, the whole point of a game is to have fun, but with this kind of person, when they get like that, no matter how much you tell them to calm down and just relax and don't worry about how well you're performing, they just can't do it; they must continually yell at the game and complain about why its unfair and how "this shouldn't be this way" or "that shouldn't be that way" and inevitably, "I can't play this game anymore."  *sigh*
    She's a huge Zelda fan, and she was having one of her fits while we were playing this other game, when she started talking about how this reminded her of the problem she had with Zelda a Link to the Past; that its way too hard because enemies knock you like halfway across the screen when they hit you and you fall and die (her words, not mine).  I tried to say that its only seems very difficult because she's not used to that style of game, (because she really isn't.  She grew up on Gamecube and stuff after that, and has very little experience playing 2D games), but she -insists- that its a design flaw and a problem with the game, to which I could only try to hide my frustration.  All I could really say was that "there's nothing wrong with the game, you're just not good enough."  Admittedly not the best choice of words, but if I had said, "there's nothing wrong with the game, you just need more practice is all." (which is what I really should have said), it would have basically conveyed the same message.  Anyway, I guess that's the end of my rant.  Sorry for subjecting you all to this.
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    Steerminator got a reaction from Family sedan in Gaming and self-esteem   
    Welll I don't really know.  I've been playing video games since I was 5 years old, and I've been obsessed ever since.  I'm the exact opposite of competitive, I play for my own enjoyment.  But playing games always makes me feel good, and I know that, to me, video games are an extremely important part of my life.  There's really not anything else I'd want to do more.  So, yeah, I would say playing games and thinking about all the games I have played (and games I'm looking forward to playing in the future) makes me feel very good about myself.
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    Steerminator reacted to StaceyPowers in RANT: Do you have friends that get WAY too upset about the difficulty they're having with a game?   
    @Steerminator OMG, THIS.
    Yes, the person who I watch play most often has this same issue. I think anxiety in general often boils down in part to poor self-esteem, so that is a factor here. And you end up with either 1-the person beating themselves up for being bad (when they are often actually just learning and are doing fine), or 2-the person blames the game, because the only way they have learned to feel OK about themselves is to outsource blame and perceive something else as Not OK.
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    Steerminator reacted to Empire in Does the study of philosophy ever lead to answers or simply more questions?   
    You are starting whit a wrong premise. You are not seeking an absolute answer, you are trying to absorb and understand more than your point of view, changing your own idea (maybe) in the process. I like to think philosophy it's like evolution, always changing with time and it's the process of studying it that enlight you, not read an answer from other people.
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    Steerminator got a reaction from Family sedan in What do you miss most about your early days of gaming?   
    I miss every game coming with instruction manuals.  Whenever I get a new game I like to read through the instruction manual and look at the pictures and any background info on the characters/story that's in there.  A lot of games still have them, but a lot of games also don't 😞
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    Steerminator got a reaction from Family sedan in Comparing ethical choices in games   
    Not necessarily.  I'm a really big fan of roleplaying in games, so If a game has many different paths that you can take depending on your choices, and also depending on the complexity of the system, I will often play through a game multiple times trying to roleplay as a different kind of person.  Like, once be a pure hero, another time be a pure villain, other times be more neutral, and variations of those.
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    Steerminator reacted to Empire in Which one do you prefer: Phone Call or Text?   
    Probably call. It's more personal and every detail can be discussed quickly and easily. Better than texting back and forth for hours, waiting for a reply, guessing if this or that was meant this or that way, ironic or not, Calling is my preferred way.
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    Steerminator reacted to The Blackangel in Do you situate your console horizontally or vertically?   
    Vertical. It offers more surface area to dispel heat.
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    Steerminator reacted to DylanC in Last movie watched?   
    Nope, the one with the blue people lol
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    Steerminator reacted to killamch89 in What are some things that are more fun in video games than real life?   
    Committing crimes in video games is pretty fun for the most part but irl, you'll likely end up dead or in jail being someone's bitch. In video games, you can jump from extremely high structures and barely receive a scratch while you'd be a huge stain of blood on the pavement in real life.
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    Steerminator reacted to killamch89 in What do you want gaming to be like in 20 years?   
    I'd like games without Microtransaction systems, well made and finished before launch and are totally bug-free and no hiding content behind a paywall.
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    Steerminator reacted to The Blackangel in How would you handle integrating someone who had been frozen for 100 years into society?   
    With the inflation rate, $10 in 1921 would be the equivalent of $134.26 today.
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    Steerminator reacted to killamch89 in What would be the consequences of a scientific discovery that extended the life span of humans to 500 years?   
    I've found that things that I used to exaggerate about in a worst-case scenario as a kid is actually happening right in front of our eyes so I've also learned not to take anything for granted.
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