panbient's Avatar

panbient profile

114

panbient has recently been playing Dota 2, Grim Dawn and Endless Space

Currently Playing
Dota 2 icon

Dota 2

13 hours

Grim Dawn icon

Grim Dawn

12 days 23 hours

Most played
Grim Dawn icon

Grim Dawn

12 days 23 hours

XCOM: Enemy Unknown icon

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

7 days 19 hours


panbient Avatar
panbient commented on
1 Month ago
"S**t Square Enix" screams Nier: Automata director in savage attack on game t-shirt"S**t Square Enix" screams Nier: Automata director in savage attack on game t-shirt
panbient Avatar
I don't think I have access to enough drugs to make this make sense.
sign in to comment
Anakhoresis Avatar
Anakhoresis responded to panbient's comment in
1 Month ago
PewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coveragePewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coverage
panbient Avatar

There's a difference between journalism and advocacy. They're getting it right this time. They're reporting on what is happening without colouring it with their opinion.


Just because you don't like what's being reported doesn't change the fact that it happened. Nothing needed to be taken out of context to look bad. Seriously, even in context it looks very bad (and really stupid / childish).

Reply
Anakhoresis Avatar

Well, really they kinda did.


"With over 50 million subscribers, PewDiePie is the new mainstream, and as such has to be careful about what he puts on his channel. Perhaps it's the nature of the Internet that there's no room whatsoever for subtlety where satirising hateful content is concerned."


You could argue that he shouldn't have to assume that his audience is so dense that they don't realize it's partially a joke and partially an exposé on how ridiculous the service is/can be. Pandering to the lowest common denominator makes everyone less (... Which considering his audience, makes this whole situation even more embarrassing really).

sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient commented on
1 Month ago
PewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coveragePewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coverage
panbient Avatar
Serious question - is this guy retarded?

"I've definitely made mistakes like this before, but it's always been a growing and learning experience for me"

Mistakes like this before. LIKE THIS. But it's always a growing and learning experience. How does repeating the same kind of mistakes again demonstrate having learned anything or grown at all?
sign in to comment
Droniac Avatar
Droniac responded to panbient's comment in
1 Month ago
PewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coveragePewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coverage
panbient Avatar

Of course not everything needs to be Disney-fied. But the fact remains he had gotten big enough to be purchased by Disney - same as they purchased those other 'minor' cultural points of interest like Star Wars and Marvel Comics. Heck they even own 80% of ESPN.


To dismiss Disney's industry clout based on online followers is just foolish.

Reply
Droniac Avatar

Actually, your "fact" is wrong.


Disney purchased Maker Studios, not PewDiePie. PewDiePie, along with many other YouTubers, had a network contract with Maker Studios at the time of that purchase. Now he doesn't.


Similarly, his channel got dropped from YouTube Red, but not YouTube entirely. He still has well over 50 million subs and is still making (annoying) videos and millions of dollars.


This might damage his prospects for certain types of projects outside the scope of his own channel and it does damage his reach to (some) advertisers. But you're vastly overestimating the impact this will have on his income or success going forward.

sign in to comment
NihlusGreen Avatar
NihlusGreen responded to panbient's comment in
1 Month ago
PewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coveragePewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coverage
panbient Avatar

If that was actually the case he wouldn't have gotten fired today.

Reply
NihlusGreen Avatar

He didn't get fired as such, but dropped from YTRed and the premium ad service, his normal channel with 50 mil or so subscribers is still going.

sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient commented on
1 Month ago
Apocalypse Now is still short of $900k KS goal, so it’s moving platform and asking for $5 millionApocalypse Now is still short of $900k KS goal, so it’s moving platform and asking for $5 million
panbient Avatar
So... Spec Ops: The Line: The Original Prequel - but open world?
sign in to comment
sintheticreality Avatar
sintheticreality responded to panbient's comment in
1 Month ago
PewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coveragePewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coverage
panbient Avatar

Given the actual size and scope of Disney I really hope he invested his initial success wisely because he just screwed himself out of anything children oriented for the rest of his career.


No other major industry player that deals with children will touch an individual with antisemitic shenanigans in their history even if it was just for the lulz or wtfs.


Seriously, it's not the early 90s, there's absolutely no need to find out just what people are willing to do for a dollar on the internet anymore. To be "shocked" by the outcome is like being surprised fire is hot.

Reply
sintheticreality Avatar

I'm pretty sure he built his career by not giving a shit and making the content he wants to make, regardless of what people think.


Not everything needs to be Disney-fied to be a legitimate form of entertainment.


I tried to watch one of the guy's videos and couldn't watch more than 15 seconds of it, but clearly he has a loyal audience and those people aren't necessarily the Disney crowd.

sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient responded to The Chimpy Man comment in
1 Year ago
The best Dota 2 heroes for beginnersThe best Dota 2 heroes for beginners
The Chimpy Man Avatar
A bit of advice for those getting in on MOBAs in general: Never pick a support type. Your team WILL betray you and report you for everything because you've spent all your time and gold supporting them and not one-shotting the other team "like you're supposed to."
panbient Avatar

I recently got into DOTA2 after trying it a few times over the last few years. Things finally clicked for me around the time 7.0 came out.


I 100% agree that new players should not choose a support class. But for completely different reasons.


Support is a high level role. You need to be able to assess the flow of the match as it is happening, read the map and the action on the screen, and react accordingly. It is not a beginner role. The rest of the team will rely on you for vision / wards, and healing, and actual hero support within team battles.


What I've noticed (and have been guilty of in the past) is that new people approach a MOBA like a FPS and think that playing a 'support' will be easy because they can just spam heal their teammates like in a shooter. It does not function like that. At all. There is no TF2 Medic equivalent.


A good Support player can carry a mediocre team to victory. But a good team with a mediocre Support will always fail.


Seriously, if you're new and want to play a Support - don't.

sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient commented on
1 Month ago
"A lesson has been learned" - Youtuber who ran illegal gambling site speaks up"A lesson has been learned" - Youtuber who ran illegal gambling site speaks up
panbient Avatar
Why is this site giving this clown so much free press?

The last article got updated (and bumped to the top of the page) a half dozen times. He didn't make a mistake as evidenced by his twitter response dismissing age limit concerns as an annoyance.

I mean sure this situation is relevant to gaming as a whole but why are you linking his youtube channel and listing the gambling site url instead of the actual regulatory site and response?

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-action-and-statistics/news/2017/Two-men-convicted-after-offering-illegal-gambling-parasitic-upon-popular-FIFA-computer-game.aspx

I know you're not real journalists but seriously, if you're going to 'report' on an issue why should any of your readers have to google for direct information from the regulatory source? If you went to a news site and read about a crime but they only reported from the guilty side of the fence rather than the actual court results would you consider them to be a worthwhile source of information?
sign in to comment
Anakhoresis Avatar
Anakhoresis responded to panbient's comment in
1 Month ago
"92 percent of Carmack’s hard drive was wiped" - ZeniMax respond to Carmack's denial"92 percent of Carmack’s hard drive was wiped" - ZeniMax respond to Carmack's denial
panbient Avatar

The perceived intentions are irrelevant, on the other hand, the specific actions taken are not. That's why employment contracts exist. What you -assume- Zenimax had planned has exactly ZERO significance.

Reply
Anakhoresis Avatar

While I understand contract law, the ability to hold it above innovation is massive problem that technology is facing today with exactly these kind of situations.


It literally doesn't matter what I assume Zenimax had planned, because they by law have the right to do absolutely nothing with it and keep others from doing so as well...


... Which is stupid.

sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient replied to 9 questions on the DG2: Defense Grid 2 Review
3 Months ago
DG2: Defense Grid 2 review snippet Does the setting of DG2: Defense Grid 2 feel original?
As original as any other post-apocalyptic / dystopian future in a sci-fi game.
sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient replied to 12 questions on the SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition Review
4 Months ago
SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition review snippet How hard is it to make money in SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition?
The underlying economic model isn't super complex. Industrial zones create jobs, Residential zones provide housing, and Commercial zones maximize the profits from the Industry. Just don't spend all your money at once while the game is paused.
sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
5 Months ago
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II review snippet How does Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II compare to other Warhammer 40K games?
It's a departure from the earlier Dawn of War titles in that there's no base building at all in the single player campaign. It's all about controlling 4 hero units / squads in a cover based RTS.
sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient replied to 4 questions on the Drox Operative Review
5 Months ago
Drox Operative review snippet How does Drox Operative run on your PC?
It's an older title as such it runs fine on my old system (2010-ish). The game also runs fine in Big Picture mode but the text is a bit small on a TV. Steam Controller is functional as well but this plays better with mouse and keyboard.
sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient replied to 7 questions on the Grim Dawn Review
7 Months ago
Grim Dawn review snippet Does Grim Dawn feel grindy?
It starts feeling a bit grindy after the 2nd playthrough. But for the most part the action is fluid enough that you don't notice it. Very rarely find myself staring at cooldown boxes rather than the action on screen.
sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient replied to 8 questions on the Dungeon of the Endless Review
7 Months ago
Dungeon of the Endless review snippet Why does Dungeon of the Endless feel retro?
It absolutely does not feel retro. This is a modern tower defense game with heroes added to the mix and a novel room / power mechanic to control the rate and difficulty of the mobs. The pixel art style is definitely 'neo-retro' looking but that only seems to make the game feel more modern to me.
sign in to comment
panbient Avatar
panbient replied to a question on the Battlestation: Harbinger Review
11 Months ago
Battlestation: Harbinger review snippet What are gamers first impressions of Battlestation: Harbinger
Absolutely. It's basically FTL + Space Pirates and Zombies + somehow relaxing. Also plays nicely with a Steam Controller / Big Picture mode.
sign in to comment