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PostSubject: Video Game post policy   Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:20 am

Okay, due to the big confusion I was having about organizing video games by category, considering most are cross platform, I have dumped everything video game related into a video game forum. Can you imagine?! However, this can still cause a bit of confusion if someone is looking at a specific game thread, and then realizes it's exclusively for a game system they don't have. To that end, I'm hoping we can all use a little common sense, and know what the hell we're talking about, BEFORE posting a new thread.

IF you plan to start a new thread about a particular game, and you KNOW for a FACT the game is exclusive to one system or another, please use bracketed prefixes in your title to show the system the game is for!

For now, the prefixes I'm thinking will be:
[PC]
[Xbox]
[X360]
[PS2]
[PS3]
[PSP]
[PSV] (for the PS Vita)

So, for example, if 'Renegade Space Bullfighter' comes out ONLY for the X360, and you start a new thread for that game, your title should look like:

[X360] Renegade Space Bullfighter
(of course use the color you want, I just did that so I didn't have to use quotes and then say "without the quotes").

Again, try to know for sure if the game is exclusive ahead of time, as MOST are NOT exclusive to anything anymore, except the little downloadables in game system stores. I have NOT set a standard for mobile or online games, as many of them I'm finding have a PC downloadable version, or vice versa. Using a little research ahead of time will go a long way to proving you're not an idiot. But hey... accidents happen. I'm SURE no one here will flat out call you an idiot! Twisted Evil

IF the main point of your post is about MODS, maybe make mention of that somewhere in the title as well, as most MODS are NOT available for consoles. Otherwise, carry on...

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PostSubject: Re: Video Game post policy   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:56 am

I probably should have looked at this a long time ago, but I didn't... not only will my comment make you go "gaaah, why he typing on my stuff fer?", but it'll also cause a moment of face-palming and pondering.

Ready?

A lot of the cross platform games have exclusive content. Entitling a thread {X360} Renegade Space Bullfighter is all fine and dandy if one knew that that game was exclusively on the XBox, but I would suggest that one use the {X360} format even for cross platform games, due to the fact that the XBox may have content that isn't available on the PS (different levels, playable characters); a good example being Skyrim, and how there is developer support for it on the XBox, but heavily lacking on the PS.
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PostSubject: Re: Video Game post policy   Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:43 am

Developer support shouldn't be lumped in with DLC. DLC is an addon to the existing software, patches and support are fixes for a program's "Bethesdas" sorry, bugs.

In my experiences, cross-platform games that have exclusive content per system are pretty much non existent. You did mention characters though, so I can think of at least the Soul Calibur series, which gave a different Star Wars character to each console. So, by your reasoning, we should have three different threads for Soul Calibur 4? Insead of one thread to just discuss the cross platform game of SC4, including all playable characters, we should have a 360 thread for the game including Darth Vader, a PS3 thread for the game and Yoda? Then three months down the road when all characters become buyable assets on the other systems, we suddenly have 3 threads when 1 would have worked anyway... If we know a game crosses at least 2 platforms, it should be unlabeled... if it eventually gets exclusive DLC, we will examine how much we might talk about said DLC and cross that bridge at that point.

AND... using Skyrim is not an acceptable means of making one's point. I do believe it is the only game I have ever found so flawed that I actually put it on a shelf and said 'fuck it' without any desire to finish the damn thing. Don't get me wrong, it's not the game. The game is awesome. Bethesda? They dropped the ball on this one. I do so love the Elder Scrolls series, BUT Bethesda broke 'that trust' enough with Skyrim (and lack of support for PS3) that I'm not even sure I want to give a shit about Elder Scrolls Online. Yes, I would get to see Morrowind again, in shiny new graphics... but this Morrowind is 1,000 years BEFORE the Morrowind I know! So why am I going to bust my hump in ESOnline if I already know the shape of the world 1,000 years later?! It's like firing up Titanic because you're super curious how it's going to end! SPOILER: The damn thing sinks! It's not like "hey, let's watch Michael Bay's Titanic where the huge ship transforms into a robot and pushes the iceberg out of the way!" (that idea now belongs to me... anyone wanting to write that script better be paying up royalties dammit!) Unless Bethesda has a Dwemer fortress of Karachkthrachkabaddu that transforms into a giant steam centurion that can stop Red Mountain from erupting, I already know Morrowind's history, and it's future... and if they did change it's history and future, wouldn't they then have to make 'Morrowind: Alternate Universe Edition'? Sigh... hooray for ranting I guess... fucking Bethesda.

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