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nickyzhere

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  1. DiaGuy liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in The Youtube Revolution   
    If we ban and suspend users on our site for spamming, what gives us the right to spam other sites ourselves?
  2. nickyzhere liked a post in a topic by SgtRoss in Come help out one of your fellow brothers! I'm workin' on a game!   
    Kickstarter is live, come check it out!

     
    So, some of you now may or may not know me, but I am one of the Council members and long time real life friend of AJ. I have had a somewhat diminished presence inside the community, but make no mistake, I have been keeping track of what has been going on through our wonderful mods, Commanders, and other community leaders.
     
    What have I been up to you might ask? Well, I am working on an upcoming tactical FPS called Squad. We are about to launch our Kickstarter campaign on May 26th. If any of you have an interest in this genre, check it out and see what you think. As always, I love you all and thanks for your time.
     
    An interview that me and another dev. did.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0THRlryRBEQ
    General info
    Kickstarter YouTube Playlist
    Kickstarter Tiers and FAQ
  3. frogben998 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Being a gamer and the assumptions it brings   
    So I was on YouTube earlier watching what felt like anything that was suggested to me, and eventually I came across a video Boogie2988 did about gaming and how people tell him it made him fat. I went into this video thinking that it would just be a simple video about how video gaming isn't bad for your health (if you don't overdo it, that's common sense) but how it helped him, and how he believes it saved his life. This is an amazing video in my opinion and I wish that more people could see this.
  4. frogben998 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Being a gamer and the assumptions it brings   
    So I was on YouTube earlier watching what felt like anything that was suggested to me, and eventually I came across a video Boogie2988 did about gaming and how people tell him it made him fat. I went into this video thinking that it would just be a simple video about how video gaming isn't bad for your health (if you don't overdo it, that's common sense) but how it helped him, and how he believes it saved his life. This is an amazing video in my opinion and I wish that more people could see this.
  5. frogben998 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Being a gamer and the assumptions it brings   
    So I was on YouTube earlier watching what felt like anything that was suggested to me, and eventually I came across a video Boogie2988 did about gaming and how people tell him it made him fat. I went into this video thinking that it would just be a simple video about how video gaming isn't bad for your health (if you don't overdo it, that's common sense) but how it helped him, and how he believes it saved his life. This is an amazing video in my opinion and I wish that more people could see this.
  6. frogben998 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Being a gamer and the assumptions it brings   
    So I was on YouTube earlier watching what felt like anything that was suggested to me, and eventually I came across a video Boogie2988 did about gaming and how people tell him it made him fat. I went into this video thinking that it would just be a simple video about how video gaming isn't bad for your health (if you don't overdo it, that's common sense) but how it helped him, and how he believes it saved his life. This is an amazing video in my opinion and I wish that more people could see this.
  7. frogben998 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Being a gamer and the assumptions it brings   
    So I was on YouTube earlier watching what felt like anything that was suggested to me, and eventually I came across a video Boogie2988 did about gaming and how people tell him it made him fat. I went into this video thinking that it would just be a simple video about how video gaming isn't bad for your health (if you don't overdo it, that's common sense) but how it helped him, and how he believes it saved his life. This is an amazing video in my opinion and I wish that more people could see this.
  8. frogben998 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Being a gamer and the assumptions it brings   
    So I was on YouTube earlier watching what felt like anything that was suggested to me, and eventually I came across a video Boogie2988 did about gaming and how people tell him it made him fat. I went into this video thinking that it would just be a simple video about how video gaming isn't bad for your health (if you don't overdo it, that's common sense) but how it helped him, and how he believes it saved his life. This is an amazing video in my opinion and I wish that more people could see this.
  9. Shagger liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Has anyone else seen this blog? (Horror/Hilariousness)   
    The stupidity level of this thread..... it's over 9000! It's been nothing but insults and disrespect recently. I really shouldn't have to explain why this thread is being locked. 
  10. nickyzhere liked a post in a topic by Laserrifle125 in Well now we know what Bethesda will be showing at E3 I guess   
    They better announce Fallout 4, or else I'll use my orbital nukes.  
  11. nickyzhere liked a post in a topic by Malphisto in Stop making Call of Duty Games!!!!   
    Hmm... Well sure, I'm having trouble sleeping anyway. Might as well throw my hat in as well.
     
    Like others in here have repeated numerous times, a petition isn't going to prove effective enough to incite any real change. You need to first approach this from a more logical mindset and dissect the analysis. Activision is one of the many major players on the world stage, and this doesn't necessarily apply to the gaming industry alone as they do have their fiscal hand in other pots as well on the global market. Even a million signatures and organized protesting outside corporate headquarters would see no actual change or significant results.
     
    First off, lets take a look at Call of Duty. It is a long, well established FPS series and I actually own two of the very first ones released. There is nothing inherently "wrong" with the game, its not some evil machination designed to steal your soul and plunge the world into chaos. And simply put, it does serve its intended purpose of providing hours of enjoyment to those who play. So how exactly is the series harmful?
     
    In general, CoD caters to very base aspects of our nature. The gameplay itself is geared towards putting everyone on an equal playing field regardless of personal skill. The term "CoD Kid" refers to children, very young, mostly boys who have parents that actually are willing to purchase this for them every year as either a birthday or christmas present or some other holiday. This works in tandem with their launch schedule to have a new game released every year, as they know they have a large population of kids who have parents with the resources to buy said new game each and every year. That being said, the game mechanics and style is dumbed down to a point where nothing is too complex so that a young mind can easily adapt and comprehend what is happening and how everything works.
     
    This in turn impacts the CoD Community that consists of the older players and skilled gunners out there, as their experience will practically always be dictated by this unless for some reason a large number just outright quits. Not likely to happen, though. At any rate, this is why there isn't really all that much innovation. It is essentially like any other cookie cutter FPS franchise out there but one that happens to both look pretty, is for the console and has a well established name backing it. (9 out of 10 Gamers all know about "Call of Duty" and will, at one point or another, look into it)
     
    Now, the other reason why petitions won't work is that mostly, the ones who make them are generally with the older community. Its rare, and I would even say never happens, to see a kid in the community speaking out against the series. This is because the older gamers are those most likely who will recognize the issues with the game and demand more bang for their buck, which is ultimately nothing more than a dream, an illusion. The younger crowd are the ones who determine what is or isn't going to happen with the series. Additions like the EXO suits in Advance Warfare are comparable to a bone that the company tosses out there to appease people who are starting to feel a tad burnt out.
     
    When in truth, the real issue that they are having is the slow realization that each year they spend money on a game that is basically the same as the previous one they already own, that will eventually die out as the community leaves those servers to migrate to the new ones in an endless cycle. What you crave is a new experience, an actual challenge and something that makes you feel as though your time and, subsequently, your actual life itself is not being wasted for no reason. Because how can you possibly ever feel invested in a game when you know it is doomed to be replaced in a year? It is entirely natural to feel ways about Call of Duty and Activision because of this.
     
    So perhaps you decide to play another FPS instead? That is when you begin to reach the grim realization of what is happening in the industry, and the long term impact of Call of Duty.
     
    CoD has achieved a level of reputation and financial success, with a community that continues to grow and expand just as feverishly as when the Pokemon Trading Card Game first launched. People want CoD. In most instances, as I have personally seen for myself and have had others tell me themselves, those who have been playing CoD and then try switching to another FPS franchise will begin wishing that it played more like CoD. This will either be the result of them getting utterly destroyed in the new game or having some other personal dislike because the entire time, all they can do is just compare every other title to how CoD is. This leads to those other games losing players because they choose to stick with CoD. So to counter this? Other companies adopt aspects from CoD and implement them into their own games. Its a mentality that they have cultivated, and it is that influence which has dealt the most damage to the industry.
     
    Then there is of course the whole notion of the psychological aspects of the series, and how CoD makes people feel good about themselves. But I won't personally get into that. Simply put, CoD is akin to a kind of drug for the masses and some very intelligent big wigs behind the scenes figured all of this out and decided to capitalize on it. Bravo.
     
    Now that this has all been laid out, what can actually be done to put a stop to it? In truth, if you REALLY want to stop this? You don't just ignore it. I don't agree with what others have said about simply not buying it and do your own thing. YOU, as in those who share the same opinion as you is a very small, comparatively insignificant numerical value. If you choose to buy or not buy won't do a damn thing about this. If you want to really bring about change? You need to be that change.
     
    YOU have one of two choices.
     
    1) Go to school to get a degree and the knowledge required to design your own FPS games, ones that run contrary to CoD with new ideas and concepts. Other companies are too afraid to go against the mold. Only Indie Developers can save the gaming industry at this point. Those not bound by the authority figures in place that maintain the status quo. Halo is one such example of this, but it is chained to a single platform. Destiny likewise "had" the potential opportunity to accomplish this, but obvious issues during its production prevented that from happening. The Battlefield franchise could manage to pull this off as well. But you need MORE than just one or two companies out there trying to compete against this giant.
     
    2) Support those out there who are trying to innovate and create something fresh and new. Help them advertise and do marketing for them, as word of mouth is the most powerful form of drumming up attention for anything. Offer these other developers ideas for an experience which differs from that of CoD. Creativity is a defining aspect of our species, and the only limitations are your own imagination. Sometimes, a single thought can bring forth monumental change.
     
    I hope this was somewhat helpful. I'm sorry your petition idea hasn't worked out, but perhaps what you have read here and from others will serve to point you in a much more productive direction.
  12. Ysnar liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Stop making Call of Duty Games!!!!   
    Okay guys, back on topic please. This isn't about DLC.
  13. Shagger liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Has anyone else seen this blog? (Horror/Hilariousness)   
    The stupidity level of this thread..... it's over 9000! It's been nothing but insults and disrespect recently. I really shouldn't have to explain why this thread is being locked. 
  14. Jitterdoomer liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Guns of Icarus Tourney! [Vs. Markiplier & GameGrumps]   
  15. Dane2hip48 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Stop making Call of Duty Games!!!!   
    Guys, this is getting out of hand. Please focus on the topic at hand in an intelligent manner. 
  16. Shagger liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Has anyone else seen this blog? (Horror/Hilariousness)   
    The stupidity level of this thread..... it's over 9000! It's been nothing but insults and disrespect recently. I really shouldn't have to explain why this thread is being locked. 
  17. Dane2hip48 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Stop making Call of Duty Games!!!!   
    Guys, this is getting out of hand. Please focus on the topic at hand in an intelligent manner. 
  18. Shagger liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Has anyone else seen this blog? (Horror/Hilariousness)   
    The stupidity level of this thread..... it's over 9000! It's been nothing but insults and disrespect recently. I really shouldn't have to explain why this thread is being locked. 
  19. Dane2hip48 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Assassin's Creed Syndicate gameplay trailer   
    My favorite part is when he was talking about all the new things that the carriages can do and afterword he said "The possibilities are endless!" and I'm thinking, "I'm like 80% sure you just listed off everything thing these things can do."
  20. nickyzhere liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in JonTron's StarCade   
    Mate, this is just part 1. He's going to play all the Star Wars games, so there might actually be up to 4 episodes planned, from NES up to.................
     
     
    ............wait.......

     
     
    Yep. Prepare for your childhood to get ruined again.
  21. nickyzhere liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in JonTron's StarCade   
    Well considering this is Jontron, may be a week, may be next month. But it's coming.
  22. Kaz32 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Creepy/Scary Image Thread   
    Okay, I just saw this today and it inspired me to make this thread. Try and be serious here, no stupid "Lol, Barbie is scary!" posts. Here's that pic:
     

  23. nickyzhere liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Assassin's Creed Syndicate gameplay trailer   
    Oh boy, that is one of the most lacking game teaser I have ever seen. Not only is it just the same as any other Assassin's Creed games of the past with a grappling hook and ENVIRONMENT KILLS as it's selling point??? How lame is that??? it's also filled with performance issues like popups, a bit of slowdown, jump cuts and at one point a guy SHOOTING at something while you're fist fighting and he doesn't kill anyone WHAT????
    WHAT THE HELL IS THIS PIECE OF CRAP TRAILER??? It looks so unappealing! Is the team behind this game even fucking trying??? And why is BROCK LESNAR in this game???

    Coincidentally, I'm playing Assassin's Creed China right now. Pretty damn good sneaking game, and sadly it's much better and fresher than the other Assassin's Creed games recently. They need to either step up their game and make damn sure that they don't fuck up with Syndicate or just drop this entire franchise and concentrate on a new one.
  24. nickyzhere liked a post in a topic by WITHASTICK in Assassin's Creed Syndicate gameplay trailer   
    People: There's an Assassins Creed coming!
    Me: Don't care.
    People: But they're gonna be in London.
    Me: Oh! I'm sorry. Here, let me correct myself. Don't bloody care mate.
     
    That being said. I do hope Ubisoft doesn't screw this one. I may be a fan who has left the series along time ago. But, I understand a lot of people still like these games. They find enjoyment. For them I hope this game can at least live past the failures of it's latter, Unity.
  25. Dane2hip48 liked a post in a topic by nickyzhere in Assassin's Creed Syndicate gameplay trailer   
    Right, like that zip line wasn't directly taken from the Arkham series...