Myk JL

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  1. Part of me was willing to defend games being priced at $90 even if they still contained micro transactions. But it just got up to the point for me where The Luxury I could afford became The Luxury I couldn't afford. And I emphasis The Luxury because me on PS Home even when compared to me on ESO was still considered a whale when compared to my online friends. I just became this billboard to all of my online friends who couldn't afford to spend money like me. And when I couldn't afford to be the whale I wanted to be I went cold turkey.

    My thread, Defining your Games Hype Radar (over the years), is basically about this.

    For all I know my online friends make the following in 1 day.

    Federal Minimum Wage an hour $7.25

    Hours X 8

    Not counting taxes $58.00

    On some level I'm trying to convince my online friends to buy a game brand new at over 1 day's worth of work. I know if I can't do that it might harm the games that I like. And publishers might take that as a sign that a game that I like is no longer worth making.

    That's what I'm really angry about.

    The scarier thing beyond that might be the idea that this argument could apply to the death of the American arcade industry. If only there were consumers to keep that alive I'd have a real social life.


    Anyway here is the new EC, Jim Sterling, was talking about in this week's Jimquisition.



    I unfortunately still agree with Jim Sterling.

  2. As much as I liked Extra Credits, Extra Credits has a way of defending or promoting AAA Games in a way that I'm uncertain if they're playing Spin Doctor or are just too calm.

    I think my main problem with this Extra Credits video is they talk about how inflation hurts the game industry but fail to note that inflation has hurt gamers who live on minimum wage.


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  3. If it weren't for that moment where 1:07 felt 4th Wall Breaking the release date would seem weirder.

    Like the next thing that should come out of that guy's mouth is "I'm sure this is normal in your video games".

  4. I've gotten use to using Windows Defender which I'm sure is up to date.

    But if it isn't....


    Damn.... Am I going to have to start looking at 3rd Party Antivirus again?

    Because the last one was slowing down my PC until I uninstalled it as far as I remember.

    I think it was Avast or something that was recommended to me by Firefox at one point in time.


    I also still kind of have Malwarebytes but it uninstalled itself. And I don't see a point in intentionally spending money on it if Microsoft is also willing to protect my PC from Malware for free. At best when Malwarebytes (Premium) was still there it blocked me from going to websites that were possibly harmful to my PC.

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  5. On ‎1‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 10:14 PM, Sledgstone said:

    Its a shame what happened to this game. I bet it'll be in a humble bundle some day. XD

    And since it'll only be on Origin that Humble Bundle won't be worth buying.

  6. Once upon a time a video like this would've appeared in The Escapist Thread.


    But the escapist had screwed themselves over years ago with their changing their video player & downsizing.

    It never felt appropriate for me to just make a thread about The Jimquisition until now.

    And even then it still feels a little awkward because.... Oh, Hey! There is the wallpaper I use!.... By the process of elimination.


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  7. I think the Mosasaurus pretty much ruined the first Jurassic World the most. Besides helping Zara Young do her version of Little Red Riding Hood, The Mosasaurus was what ultimately killed the I-Rex.

    Beyond that having Owen Grady imply that Blue, Charlie, Delta, & Echo had sexual desires that needed to be met raised at least one question


    That question being what is Owen Grady doing with 4 Female Raptors?

  8. It looks neat but I'm confused as to why Batman says he's back in the Middle Ages.

    I always thought Middle Ages referred to a large point in time where authority preferred Might Makes Right over Intelligence. This isn't to say that Japan didn't have a Middle Age. Rather it is to say its confusing to see Batman go back in to protect what should be Middle Age Criminals from other Criminals.


    On the other hand Bruce Wayne is a Billionaire who secretly beats up poor people who have turned to the life of being henchmen.

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  9. 5 hours ago, Sledgstone said:

    George, Ralph, & Lizzy had an origin story in the original game? I don't remember that at all. XD

    I was under the impression from what I've read that George, Ralph, & Lizzie were all originally human.

    But it seems like that origin changes from game to game.

    I guess human versions of the characters wouldn't show up in the movie due to nudity.

  10. I still own my PS3, Xbox 360, & Steam Machine. Games With Gold & PlayStation Plus still give out games for their last gen consoles. So I'm still going to spend $120 a year on console gaming.

    Someday I may or may not become an actual PC Gamer. Because I like my old hardware too much to upgrade as soon as possible.

    And I might still buy DLC as those don't turn into limited time offers like Micro Transactions.

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  11. I sold my PS4 today for $140 worth of Game Stop store credit.

    I'm no longer doing micro transactions, preordering console games, or buying consoles that connect to the internet.

    It just got up to a point where I wanted it all but couldn't afford it.

    If only

    1. Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch was a launch title
    2. Skyrim VR was a free add on to Skyrim Special Edition
    3. ESO kept its micro transactions to $90 max instead of becoming $150
    4. It were easy to save money for a Nintendo Switch
    5. It were easy to save money for PSVR
    6. I could've safely preordered other M Rated Switch games I wanted this month

    I wouldn't have felt the need to stop.

    But its just too much money.

    And so this escape from reality is no longer worth it.

    The last consoles I buy will probably be an N64 Classic & Game Cube Classic.

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