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Just a Wario Fan

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Bruh, are you still replying by editing other people's quotes? And yes, I know about the salt thing, but this ain't chemistry class, mind you.

Regarding that popcorn thing: where I live, most people prefer sweet popcorn, and it's often advertised af being from America, but TBH I actually can't imagine Americans eating that stuff either. And one last thing, no I'm not a Mermaid.

I see everyone talking about stuff like Love Island and I wonder exactly what they find so entertaining in it all.
Most people watching those umpteenth 'romantically stuck on a deserted island' TV shows only do it for the expectation of eroticism and nudity, even when these won't happen.
 

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Bruh, are you still replying by editing other people's quotes? Only because it's easier than separating the multiple points I'm making the replies to. And yes, I know about the salt thing, but this ain't chemistry class, mind you. yes, but ever since i learned that fact, it has irked me to see people invoke the name of Sodium Chloride when they actually are referring to something with like 2 or 3 other ingredients in there.

Regarding that popcorn thing: where I live, most people prefer sweet popcorn, and it's often advertised as being from America Ohhhh, you may be talking about Kettle Corn. I think., but TBH I actually can't imagine Americans eating that stuff either no, it's much the same deal :SRolleyes:, people like that shlop for some reason that I can sympathize with but certainly not empathize. And one last thing, no I'm not a Mermaid. fucking prove it
 

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Just ask Dribble and Spitz. That boy who transformed into a Mermaid and jumped into the ocean certainly wasn't me.
WW release - Mar 21 2003
JAWF release? Apr 28 1998.
JAWF location?? "the slums of Diamond City" (taken from an official source!! your profile!.)
in a waAAaArio world where people's sizes are incongruent, a five year old child
could have appeared to be older than he was due to looking taller
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Checkmate.
 

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I've never liked like/dislike systems on websites, and I rarely ever use them. Indeed, when it comes YouTube videos I dislike/Reddit posts I downvote, they basically need to either be:

1. So ridiculously moronic and presented in such a stupid way that you can see no redeeming value in the content. Such as some guy ranting about how evil Mr Rogers was because his values were against the Chinese Communist Party.
2. Blatantly offensive to the point of being illegal (like say, animals or people getting hurt, literal threats, etc)
3. Obviously spam (like the kind of crap we have to keep filtering out this forum with captchas and what not)

If the content is merely bad in a somewhat subjective way, then I find it difficult to justify downvoting/disliking it.

That doesn't say I can't be critical in a review, just that I don't get as offended by bad content/opinions as some people clearly do.

Facecams on YouTube/Twitch suck and make it difficult to focus on the content.

The general editing style many 'popular' YouTubers have is also something I can't stand. The constant cuts, random gags, transitions every 2 seconds style feels utterly obnoxious to watch/listen to.

Similarly, a lot of TV shows need to calm down on the same stuff, since not every genre needs flashy title sequences, constant camera cuts, lots of transitions between shots, etc. I'm still not entirely sure what to think about the intro to Dragon's Den for example, since you've got a fairly serious business show with a very CGI heavy intro that almost feels jarring:


Finally, I don't care what Kotaku/IGN/Gamespot/Polygon/whoever think about video games, and i don't think either the rest of the media nor Reddit should either. Who cares what their favourite Mario Kart or Pokemon games are? They're no more qualified than you are, or anyone else online is. At least people like Arlo, King K or Mark Brown put some actual thought into their lists and analysis.
 

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I've never liked like/dislike systems on websites, and I rarely ever use them. Indeed, when it comes YouTube videos I dislike/Reddit posts I downvote, they basically need to either be:

1. So ridiculously moronic and presented in such a stupid way that you can see no redeeming value in the content. Such as some guy ranting about how evil Mr Rogers was because his values were against the Chinese Communist Party.
2. Blatantly offensive to the point of being illegal (like say, animals or people getting hurt, literal threats, etc)
3. Obviously spam (like the kind of crap we have to keep filtering out this forum with captchas and what not)

If the content is merely bad in a somewhat subjective way, then I find it difficult to justify downvoting/disliking it.
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Just a Wario Fan

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I've never liked like/dislike systems on websites, and I rarely ever use them. Indeed, when it comes YouTube videos I dislike/Reddit posts I downvote, they basically need to either be:

1. So ridiculously moronic and presented in such a stupid way that you can see no redeeming value in the content. Such as some guy ranting about how evil Mr Rogers was because his values were against the Chinese Communist Party.
2. Blatantly offensive to the point of being illegal (like say, animals or people getting hurt, literal threats, etc)
3. Obviously spam (like the kind of crap we have to keep filtering out this forum with captchas and what not)

If the content is merely bad in a somewhat subjective way, then I find it difficult to justify downvoting/disliking it.

That doesn't say I can't be critical in a review, just that I don't get as offended by bad content/opinions as some people clearly do.

Facecams on YouTube/Twitch suck and make it difficult to focus on the content.

The general editing style many 'popular' YouTubers have is also something I can't stand. The constant cuts, random gags, transitions every 2 seconds style feels utterly obnoxious to watch/listen to.

Similarly, a lot of TV shows need to calm down on the same stuff, since not every genre needs flashy title sequences, constant camera cuts, lots of transitions between shots, etc. I'm still not entirely sure what to think about the intro to Dragon's Den for example, since you've got a fairly serious business show with a very CGI heavy intro that almost feels jarring:


Finally, I don't care what Kotaku/IGN/Gamespot/Polygon/whoever think about video games, and i don't think either the rest of the media nor Reddit should either. Who cares what their favourite Mario Kart or Pokemon games are? They're no more qualified than you are, or anyone else online is. At least people like Arlo, King K or Mark Brown put some actual thought into their lists and analysis.
While I'm not one to stay away from the like button to show my satisfaction, (As you can obviously notice by the sheer amount of stuff I give a 'like' on places such as this very Forum) I feel very reluctant to give someone or something a negative rating. While I personally never felt offended or anything on the very few occasions of receiving such a rating myself, I know that many people take ratings very seriously and very personal. That's why I almost never, except for reasons you mentioned yourself, feel inclined to give a dislike. Even more so for ratings such as 'old' (Because to me, the age of a post doesn't matter much, as long as it isn't obvious necroposting for no valid reason.), or 'dumb', which is probably the one that's considered to be the harshest.

About the game rating: I don't care much about the rating of a single review website. Even if it's IGN or another very prominent one. The overall rating is much more important, and even here I think it's fair to disagree with the critics. As a matter of fact, this happens all the time: Critical Dissonance - TV Tropes In situations like this, I think the viewer's opinion is by far the most important, since they, as the main consumers of a given medium, are supposed to like it, rather than the critics, who very well may like it too, but are not the target audience by any means, if you know what I mean.

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Oh geez, this makes me want to stab my eyes out. What has that innocent bag done to deserve this?

Edit: WTF @tahutoa ? I was only checking out my mailbox, and you decided to be bold enough to wedge another post in between? The first one in days?!
 

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Well, this probably isn't too unpopular at the moment, but it's an opinion I wish more people would take into consideration...

Never been a fan of non political channels, sites, etc delving into poitics or posting about it at random on social media.

It's why my own sites have a strict topicality rule; all content posted there has to relate to the original subject of the site/channel, no exceptions. You can talk about politics here or in our Discord servers, but non gaming politics will never be posted on Gaming Reinvented's site, YouTube channel or social media accounts, ever.

Same with any social media for this site. Everything has to be Wario related, not even Mario is good enough.
 

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Well, this probably isn't too unpopular at the moment, but it's an opinion I wish more people would take into consideration...

Never been a fan of non political channels, sites, etc delving into poitics or posting about it at random on social media.

It's why my own sites have a strict topicality rule; all content posted there has to relate to the original subject of the site/channel, no exceptions. You can talk about politics here or in our Discord servers, but non gaming politics will never be posted on Gaming Reinvented's site, YouTube channel or social media accounts, ever.

Same with any social media for this site. Everything has to be Wario related, not even Mario is good enough.
Feel similarly, but I don't mind the odd political comment on Twitter, even from non-political sites. As long as it doesn't affect the main content, I don't mind.
 

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In music, I think the music itself (i.e. the melody, rhythm, tempo, intrumentation etc.) is more important for a good song than lyrics. Of course, good songs tend to have good, well-written lyrics with deep meaning and a clear passion and / or inspiration from the songwriter's side, but to me, the music itself is what really draws me to a song.

This is probably because I listen to a lot of electronic music, in which the artists almost always put the music first place, and lyrics are often, sometimes entirely so, mere "placeholders" to just have lyrics for lyrics' sake. In certain electronic music genres, like trance, lyrics are are actually uncommon to the point the songs that feature them are labelled "Vocal ...", e.g. "Vocal Trance."
And then you have songs which do have vocals, but not lyrics, somewhat blurring the distinction between both. My absolute favourite electronic track, Saltwater, for example, has vocals in Irish from the band Clannad, but they cannot be semantically considered lyrics, as they are heavily sampled and used more like an instrument.

However, this doesn't mean that I don't have any songs that I appreciate primarily for their lyrics. Creep from Radiohead for example, is probably my favourite song lyric-wise, and it's one of those songs that I think are so damn good just because of that.

TL;DR
Music itself > its lyrics, though there certainly are exceptions.
 

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Honestly, I can't disagree with the above myself either.

Then again, I suspect most gamers would probably agree too, since video game music by and large doesn't have lyrics, and where it does have them, they're not that important.

For instance, Jump Up Super Star works fine as an 8-bit song too:

 

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Still, onto an opinion of my own now...

I don't get the hype for all these gaming/Nintendo magazines recently. You know, Pure Nintendo, Nintendo Force, Nintendo Fresh, etc.

Doesn't the internet just make magazines obsolete? Why on Earth would you want a limited format that's by nature slower than the internet and that cannot possibly convey as much useful information?

It's also why I don't really get the point of newspapers, TV, radio shows, etc nowadays. The internet renders them historical relics at best. May as well just call it a day for those mediums.
 

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Still, onto an opinion of my own now...

I don't get the hype for all these gaming/Nintendo magazines recently. You know, Pure Nintendo, Nintendo Force, Nintendo Fresh, etc.

Doesn't the internet just make magazines obsolete? Why on Earth would you want a limited format that's by nature slower than the internet and that cannot possibly convey as much useful information?

It's also why I don't really get the point of newspapers, TV, radio shows, etc nowadays. The internet renders them historical relics at best. May as well just call it a day for those mediums.
Perhaps nostalgia is in important factor here. I can perfectly imagine Millennials (or whatever people who are now in their mid-20's are called) returning to the more "traditional" forms of media.
But then again, I don't know if this is actually a thing; it's more of an explaination that I've come up with.
 

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i think i have the most dastardly opinion of all


i think banjo kazooie is overrated. it is a boring slow frustrating slop of a game.
I can easily see that. It is very slow, and at times can feel very sloppy to play. Everything I dislike about it is basically everything you just said but felt less intensely. The best way to describe my experience would be best summed up as "I kind of have fun" playing it. It certainly becomes more tolerable if you make a conscious effort to get used to the physics of how everything works.
 

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I can easily see that. It is very slow, and at times can feel very sloppy to play. Everything I dislike about it is basically everything you just said but felt less intensely. The best way to describe my experience would be best summed up as "I kind of have fun" playing it. It certainly becomes more tolerable if you make a conscious effort to get used to the physics of how everything works.
I kinda had the same feeling when I recently re-played Kirby Superstar Ultra., but for different reasons. Still love the game though.

i think i have the most dastardly opinion of all


i think banjo kazooie is overrated. it is a boring slow frustrating slop of a game.
Not that I disagree with you, but we already have an "Unpopular video game opinions" thread for this.
 

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Henry Stickmin is frickin overrated. Among Us is goshdamn overhyped. Both Inner Sloth games are overrated. I'm getting sick and tired of these popping up in recommendations and it's annoying me to death. Other indie games need traction too! Like RPGs! *extremely cries in Crystal Story, my favorite RPG of all time. I can list one thousand games better than these two.

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The internet nowadays. (Pretend Upvotes display likes instead.)
 
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