Posts Tagged ‘Online Communities’


The Exiled Realm of Arborea

Castanic, seen in Tera

The new MMO TERA has been polarizing in the fact of its combat style, grind or no grind, Politics, and even the amount of skin it shows. However, I believe that it’s most polarizing aspect would have to be one of its races called the Elin. These animal ear and tail sporting ” little girls” appear very cute, and adorable, like you would want your daughter or grand-daughter to be, well, maybe minus the animal parts. The thing that makes them so polarizing though it their choice of clothing. FrogSter decided to clothe them in attire that would make most people blush, and some a little hot under to collar, were the clothes on an adult female. The players of the game have been going back and forth over the issue of whether this happens to be a usual product of Eastern market MMOs, or whether this is just bait to make Western market paedophiles want to play the game more.

Because of this decision, it was decided to leave the Eastern game as is, while covering up the Western MMO Elin. Of course this has sparked anger, resentment, happiness, and every other emotion you can think of. Even the personalities of our own show have opinions. When asked about it, Galvion will get angry, saying they should not look like little girls wearing stripper clothing with wide, child-bearing hips. BloodEagle thinks that if you take the virtual character as it is, and play it for the artistic content, that it is not bad, but if you are looking at it in any sort of sexual way, you are a pervert, and Chaelura has stayed silent on the subject thus far. I did read somewhere that the consenting age in South Korea and Japan is 13, as opposed to the 16-18 range in the United States.

Frogster sat down with Eurogamer [source] and explained why it did what it did in an interview. It is worth the read if you have feelings on the subject in any way.

I am providing a video for you to look at, and we would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the subject. Do you believe that they are opening up the door for something wicked, or do you believe they did the right thing in censoring like they did.


(Released Friday, May 11th 2012)
ORIGIN Symposium III

Not Single Playerery

Ever had “one of those weeks”? That seems to have been my week this week…..ALL week. If it was not one thing happening to piss in my Cheerios, it was another. Life need a big, red REDO button, that if things have not gone as you had planned them by Thursday afternoon, without waiting to see how crappy your Friday is going to be, you can just hit the button, and start over again at Monday morning, with a full week ahead of you to figure out how to get it right. I wonder how much R&D I would need in order to create that button? This weeks show was great, with some lively discussion about The Secret World, Guild Wars 2, making the perfect game, or in Chaelura’s place, the perfect hardware vehicle to play the perfect game on, and as usual, a bit of user feedback from our LDG SpecCor Michel. We are getting closer to the big reveal of all the great stuff we have coming your way, so stay tuned true believers!

BloodEagle

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In this episode…It’s the end of the world as we know it, Carmageddon, Bioshock takes two steps back, Slavery is a topic that must be addressed, The Secret World is not so secret, Surpirse butt seks, And the Wars in the Stars have a few less people. All of this and more will be covered on Link Dead Gaming. […]

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Construction Work

Construction Work (LGD under construction)

If you had attempted to come to the site using www.LinkDeadGaming.com last week, for a day or two, it would have told you that the site was under construction, and it would have been somewhat true. If you attempted to send us an email at anything@LinkDeadGaming.com since last week, it will say it is undeliverable, as that part is true. Due to some of the things we are working on in the backend, things to make the site better, bring you more of LDG, and get our name out there, a lot is happening under the hood. We ask that you bear with us for the time being, and you can still call us, or send us feedback on Twitter and Facebook, until our emails are up and running again in what I hope will be this week.

Once all this jazz is done, you can expect to start seeing exclusives, interviews from the people you have been telling us you want to hear from, and a lot of LDG extras. In the meantime, the PodCast will continue to be posted every week for your enjoyment! So stay tuned, true believers!

BloodEagle


(Released Friday, May 4th 2012)
Picture of Guild Wars 2 Français : Image de Gu...

Guild Wars 2 Logo

In this weeks show, I decided to get rid of the annoying sound that we use to cover any slips on cuss-words, and replaced it with what is known as a chirp. It is much more appealing to the ears, and quite a bit funnier. For those of you that listen to the entire show, there is a small easter egg waiting for you. For those of you unfamiliar with the term easter egg, it is something that is included as an extra, or inside joke, or pop culture reference in a video game. In the case of our easter egg, we have included a blooper that happened during the taping of the show this week. As far as the PodCast is concerned, we had quite a bit to say about the Guild Wars 2 beta, and unlike some gaming journalism sites out there, we solemnly promise you that we will never hype something that we do not like to gain favors with the devs. If we think a product is good, we will tell you, however, if we think something stinks to high heaven, we will not keep that from you. It may lose us a press beat test here or there, or make us unable to get an interview, but what it will accomplish is you will always know that you can trust what we tell you, and you will also know that the people we DO have on for interviews have integrity, and are willing to accept both the great and not so great things of their products. It was a great and fun show this week, and as always, we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy making it.

BloodEagle

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In this episode…Guild Wars 2 has destroyed me, Elder Scrolls puts a car in the race, Blizzard has fees, EA calls another Devs baby ugly, then wants your opinion, and Valve has nothing new to show you. All of this and more will be covered on Link Dead Gaming. […]

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