Posts Tagged ‘PS4’

Dead or Alive Community aims to ban players for sexy costumes on characters

March 1, 2015

Well, this isn’t too surprising in the year of our lord two thousand and fifteen just after a few days  Anita Sarkeesian’s NYU lecture on “changes” for video-games as a whole,we have this little gem ripped straight from Eventhubs,

“This is a movement that was discussed by several members of the community to try and help turn around the image that has plagued the franchise. DOA has always been known for its over-sexualized females and just that alone has pushed people away from even trying the game. Sex Appeal in the DOA franchise will never go away but we, the community, want people to take it seriously and started the costume ban at offline tournaments to force people to focus more on the game play aspect of the game. This is a soft ban and is at the discretion of the tournament organizer (TO) running the game at the event. However we HIGHLY encourage people to not use the suggested costumes on stream for something like Top 8.”

As a person who has ran tournaments himself, I can honestly say I’m perplexed, telling my tournament participants which DLC outfits that they can use on a fictional character, outfits that they bought with their own money or else face being banned from my event seems a bit overreaching to me and largely unnecessary.

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The Dead or Alive community is no stranger to the attire worn by characters within the Dead or Alive games and the majority probably pay no mind to it, why? ..that’s not the focus of the game.  I feel like the people who put forth these guidelines are most likely ashamed of the game their community is based around. Let me dissect this one line,

Sex Appeal in the DOA franchise will never go away but we, the community, want people to take it seriously and started the costume ban at offline tournaments to force people to focus more on the game play aspect of the game.”

Instead of worrying about what people are focused on, why not focus on actually building the community and having more events? Worrying about what outfit Hitomi or Ayane is wearing should be the last thing that the Dead or Alive community should be heaving any quandary about. There should be a bigger movement focused on promoting the game and bringing in more players so that the community itself can grow.

To those who feel uncomfortable about what the clothing that other player’s characters are wearing remember, you don’t have to buy that DLC and if it really bothers you..maybe  Dead or Alive is not the game for you but telling others players what they can and can’t put on their characters is completely ludicrous.

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Wishing the best for Star Wars:Battlefront

January 4, 2014

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How amazing would Star Wars Battlefront be if it was done with same quality and care that the Battlefield games received?

I’m sure this has crossed many a star wars battlefront player’s mind “What if these games received the same sort of attention that Dice gave Battlefield”

 

As a long time star wars fan you would think that the Star Wars: Battlefront and I would go together like peanut butter and jelly. That I would revel in the chance to play through the ground battle of Hoth or take to the fight TO the Empire on Endor. I really thought I would too. Battlefront and I have a love/hate relationship with each other. I love it simply because it’s “Star Wars” I mean I’ve been a lifelong fan of the movies and any game that gives me the chance to play out fantasies in a galaxy far far away are always on my radar.

But the thing about Battlefront is not the presentation but the build…they never felt.. Complete to me. The controls have always been a bit odd. The Shooting light and sketchy, I never felt the impact of using a blaster versus using an Assault rifle in Battlefield.

The maps…oh boy, the maps felt tiny and claustrophobic and sometimes large but mostly devoid of detail..  If you have recently played Battlefield 4 or even Battlefield 3 you would never feel that way. Crossing a large field always held a sense of danger…mortar rounds rip by over your head, tank rounds sizzle by your jeep as you hurry to the next objective.

I never got that same rush from Battlefront.  Another issue would be, what I felt to be, the shoddy vehicle controls especially of anything that happened to fly. In Battlefield 4 the vehicle controls are tight and the issues with choppers that you flew in Battlefield 3 are fine-tuned and taken care of (it’s fun doing combat drops in a copter now) on the Star Wars end I dreaded aerial combat (I HATED the space combat sections of Star Wars BattleFront 2 solely because of the disgustingly weird handling that the vehicles had) and those should be the most exciting parts of the Star Wars Battlefront games!

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I don’t think all the Battlefront games are odd-I greatly enjoyed playing Renegade Squadron on the PlayStation portable was a fun romp (solely for the Han Solo side story) and to some degree I enjoyed Elite Squadron(After the novelty of being able to travel from the surface of a planet to the space battle above it wore off). Anyway the point of this post is that I’m just hoping that Dices’ next installment in the Battlefront series has a little more of its cousin in it than previous titles did.