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About mirandaadria

  • Birthday 08/22/1983

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    Since this is a gaming forum, I'll talk about that. I was holding an Atari 2600 controller in my hands before I even learned to walk. I've played on pretty much every gaming console that has come out in the last 30 years, which is mostly what I game on nowadays. At the moment of filling this out, I'm losing precious hours of my life playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (yea, I know I'm late, stfu).

    A few of my favorite games: The Mass Effect trilogy, Battlefield 3, Skyrim (duh), Bayonetta, The Darkness 1 & 2, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Tomb Raider, & Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
  1. What do I want for video games in 2015? More female lead characters. More PoC lead characters. More nonbinary lead characters. More LGBTQIAP+ characters. More characters that are combinations of the above mentioned. Hell, I'll even take them as NPCs, just more variety and less boring as paste white dudes.
  2. I'm also a little concerned that in 2015 we'll see more of these companies putting embargos on reviews just so that no one sees what a shitstorm their game is before its too late to cancel pre-orders.
  3. I think I am going to puke. Who... who thought this was a good idea??? For those who don't know, "Diabolik Lovers" is a rather disgusting manga (and anime) that glorifies sexual abuse, sexual harassment... it's just plain gross. And Sony wanted this atrocityin their Vita lineup? Shame on you, Sony. And now, the second one in the series was just released a few days ago. Just... ugghhh.
  4. I'm not too saavy on what games are coming out in 2015, but my new rule will still apply this year as it did last year: I will only consider games that have a character creation system OR have female leads. I'm sick of playing as a dude, and worse, a white dude.
  5. Shepard, when did you change your gender?
  6. Not much use for me since I already own all the AC games besides Unity and Rogue, and I don't ever plan on buying those (sorry, but that whole 'no females allowed' bullshit left a bad taste in my mouth). Still, this is a great deal! Thanks for sharing!
  7. I've been playing video games for about the same span of time, and I still think it's a random draw, TBH. Half are good, half are shitty. But I get where you're coming from. I think it could be attributed to the almost lightning speed progression of video game graphics and production. I mean, video games have been out for what? 40 years or so? And we've gone from simplistic movable pixels on a solid color background to photo-realistic characters and settings.
  8. Does Magic: The Gathering count? LOL
  9. This is why, as an example, Alien: Isolation was so good (IMHO). It helps to expand on the lore rather than trying to mimic or copy an already established storyline. I've noticed that movie license games that do this, expand the lore, tend to be slightly better. There's always exceptions to the rules, obviously.
  10. Cost plays into it, too. Video games, especially AAA games, cost upwards of $50 or more, depending on how they package and sell the various parts of the game, i.e. DLC. A movie theater ticket typically costs around $15. And even then, movies that cost $15 to see in a theater aren't worth those $15 at all.
  11. I'm currently losing precious hours of my life with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  12. I didn't even notice someone had mentioned E.T. already, but I seriously hope they're being sarcastic.
  13. I stopped pre-ordering games in 2013 when I picked up both AC4: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 on the same day. AC4: Black Flag was AMAZING. Battlefield 4, however, was a complete fucking borefest that didn't work properly and made me quit after just ONE HOUR of (pseudo) gameplay. I swore I would never pre-order after that.
  14. Movie license games have always been a crap shoot. I played the E.T. video game on my Atari 2600 a few years after it came out. (Yea, I'm old). So no, this isn't a "back in the day" situation. It's a "some studios take their franchises more seriously than others" situation. In fact, E.T. was SO BAD that many consider it the reason that gaming, especially the Atari 2600, took such a commercial beating in 1983.
  15. Thanks so much. =) Hell yea, rock on. Thank you! Thank you. Yea, I have my brothers to thank for getting me into gaming. They were teenagers when I was born in 1983, so they were really into Atari 2600, Commodore 64, going to the arcade, etc.