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Male, 27 years old.
Likes: Basically all kinds of music, writing/reading fiction, anime.
Non-RP related interests: Used to play a guitar. Used to do 'harsh' vocals. Played basically every sport. Mostly play multiplayer video games, and MTG occasionally.
I'm into a lot of different RP's. I do like darker themes, action, drama, fantasy. Etc.
I'm very used to doing digimon and pokemon theme roleplays (because of friends) though I also like to do original ideas.

*gives cookie* Would be glad to RP with anyone. :3

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My brother sent me this gem. So I had to share it.
Oh, you're that person aren't you. Okay, adds up.

The things you labelled as PR problems I have not agreed to be problems.

So let me get this straight.

The thing you don't know about, you don't consider a problem. Good for you?

Also, that's not even what PR means. So...that's only mildly irrelevant?

Jimquisition, the youtuber.

Great, you know. So...maybe...look those videos up and watch them then. Ya, know if you have nothing else better to do. And you're here, so that's just a guess on my part.

But, my focus was never really talking about the game in particular. So feel however you want about it.

Company got bad PR, and rightfully deserved it. Fin.

Edit: Also, a bracket isn't related to spelling. Since you didn't know. ;)
@Calle Sorry, didn't mean to leave you hanging. ^-^' Hope I can participate in the next one. And I appreciated the effort made of updating the contest.

Unfortunately, this month was a little too hectic on my end to work on my story. But I did write a plot outline. (That’s longer than one of the entries now that I look at it again.) But I guess it was a little too ambitious, since it probably would've been closer to the maximum word count. Oh well, there’s always next time. Least I can do is give these entries a thorough review.

Preamble: So, whenever I write or edit any story, I run it through Google Docs or any place with an automatic spell checker. Because that sort of feels like the bare minimum effort required to make sure there’s not really easy and fixable errors in my story. (And knowing how the writing process is, there’s still always something that slips through the cracks.) But, I’ll admit, when I copy+paste a story into Google Docs and there’s several highlighted problems right off the bat. It does make me feel a little less motivated to plow through them. And that’s the case with two of the three stories, before I even read them and notice what Google missed. (Which I know it did from merely skimming the works.) But, typos aren’t everything. Nor will it particularly affect my overall impression, if the rest of the writing is solid. So with the prewritten preamble out of the way, I’m going to read and review these from smallest to largest. (Since that’s what I usually do.)

I wish good luck to all three contestants! Hopefully anonymity makes people more compelled to vote. But whatever I or others may say, please do continue submitting stories in the future contests. Because hey, at least you accomplished the step of getting your entry posted.

My vote goes to "The First and The Last."
>Since many individuals never even see background drama, as you admit to be among them.

When did I admit to that? And why do you think you're more privy to information freely accessible on the internet than anyone else? Do you work in the industry?

>PR problems of their own doing

Not aware of this, elaborate?

Seriously? Have we been even having the same conversation?

Oh really? Okay tell me a valuable or 'high profile' person who isn't a youtuber or streamer who has been attacked by naughty dog publicly.

And yeah it would because however high profile you claim to be the obviously haven't had a lot of influence over the game in terms of sales or critical recpetion.

The constant misspellings almost make me feel like I'm being punked. But, a man who does not read, is no smarter than a man who cannot read. So maybe look it up, instead of smugly questioning me about it. Hell, I told you where I got one reference already, that would prove my point, if you paid enough attention and looked it up for yourself. (And you no longer have the excuse not to, after I got to hear "how could I possibly act like I have more information, when I apparently know something you never heard of before?"

Also, basically everything else you said, has already been addressed before. So now I know I'm not having my posts read.
Reviewers weren't allowed to actually mention specifics about Metal Gear Solid 2's story and the marketing actively lied. Deceptive marketing and review guidelines are nothing new and if there weren't any leaks then I guarantee reviewers wouldn't even mention that the game has two playable characters actually.

Also neither MGS 2 or TLOU2 suffered critically (professionally, anyway) or commercially because of this.

You know, I'm actually fine with the concept of putting fake scenes in trailers. (In the way Marvel movies, or even TLOU2 did.) Even if you have to admit that you justifiably can make your audience feel cheated. Though in gaming, deceptive marketing tends to be a little more dubious and conniving. Like a Watch Dogs/No Man's Sky/Aliens:Colonal Marines.

And, argumentum ad populum aside, since I just went over it with someone else. Say whatever you want to say about MGS2 and their "writer", but that game was far more ambitious in its aim than TLOU2's 'revenge bad' plot.

Not that I'm saying you're making that comparison per say. But, does Naughty Dog suck less as a company for the things its done, if a game sells well?

And it's not exactly unique as a Naughty Dog game in that regard, since Uncharted 4 is far more successful in sales. And has a much better in combined/averaged critic/user scores. (Though I'd argue that has much to do with the price of tea in china, as any other sales figures regarding judgement of a game's quality, or how sketchy a particular company is.)
The game is made by CD Projekt Red who you were just saying that some people were holding up as one of the last 'good' trip A companies. That sort of falls on it's face when its doing the exact same thing you just accused 'shittier' companies of doing.

Some. But not me. And you make it sounds, like I'm among them. But even then, if a gun is held to my head to pick a side, yeah plenty of companies have been shittier to its fans, its workers, its games, and its critics than CD Project Red. And I'd say Naughty Dog is among them. Even regardless of TLOU2.

From what I know about DMCA's you are well within your right if someone is using your intellectual property and it isn't fair use. So I don't think that would count as false whether you agree with it or not.

No, you don't have a right to flag someone's channel because they merely talk about leaks. That is not "using your IP", nor "not fair use", which critique specifically falls under.

None of which hurt the sales of the game very much. If the only people who liked this game were the cricitcs then it wouldn't be the fastest selling PS4 exclusive in existence.

So, like, we all know that bad things can still sell well right? Because I feel like the "argumentum ad populum" is the worst kind of fallacy. For in the same breath, I can say, in the second week, the game received an 80% drop in sales. Meaning, after the reviews were out, and the people who likely pre-ordered it before most of the drama unfolded had their copy. Also compared to the first game in the series, that's less than half of it's overall numbers.

So does that mean anything necessarily? *shrug* But buying a game, is also not equivalent to liking it either. Since many individuals never even see background drama, as you admit to be among them. When in reality, sometimes it can be bad enough that it *would've* changed one's mind. But I digress.

Why do I get the feeling these 'high profile' individuals are reaction youtubers who have no standing in the game industry? Feel free to correct me if they aren't though.

Short answer? No. ^-^'

But, would your opinion change regardless of how valuable people consider said individuals in the industry? I reason not.
Plus if pricey pre-orders are the mark of a shitty company, then CD Projekt red is going to be in a lot of bad books when Cyberpunk 2077 releases a 100 dollar ultimate edition that has a keanu reeves action figure or a pink glowstick.

Well I mean when you have anything resembling this...

Then yeah, you're milking it just a bit too much, don't ya think?

And frankly, pre-order culture for digital media is just plain retarded as it is...

Cyberpunk 2077 is on it's 3rd delay. But even if it wasn't there is sort of a pandemic happening.

Yeah see, when I assume a game is going to be mediocre at best. I don't know what you think you're saying when you're telling me that the game has also had several delays and staff problems like TLOU2. Yes, yes it has? And that's usually not a good sign in this industry, is it?

Is this the review embargo? Doesn't it make sense to keep a game with heavy plot twists under wraps as long as possible?

Well not being able to review half of your game for a review is on par with what Ubisoft did with Middle Earth Shadow Of War. And yeah, I don't think that's particularly beneficial to anyone either. But no, I'm talking about false DCMA censorship of youtube channels that covered the leaks.

Not aware of this, elaborate?

Numerous things said and done by Naughty Dog and TLOU2's creators. But a lighter one that comes to mind, which is something I'm aware of because of Jim Sterling, was one writer was comparing TLOU2's story to Schindler's List. And it's director directly attacking several high profile individuals for chiming in to mock that notion.
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