Location: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Occupation: Record label manager and musician
Non-gaming Hobbies: Music and film are the two big ones, but I have a lot of different interests.
IRC: tomoko on SynIRC
Gaming historical facts: I've been heavily into gaming for almost twenty solid years now!
Firm believer that: Shenmue 3 will save gaming. :100:%.
Champion of: I'm a jack of all trades, sure, but a master of none!
Best posts made by tomoko
RE: Ally Introductions
RE: Shareware is back!! What games would you like to see use this model?
I have to agree with those saying "all games". Demos were awesome back in the day for a variety of reasons (checking to see if your rig can run the game and how well, hard financial times, just messing around, etc.), and I was pretty bummed about how a lot of developers in this generation have decided that they aren't worth it. I haven't gotten around to playing the new DOOM demo yet, but I have been so excited to play that game since it was announced and am glad that I'll get a chance to do so sooner rather than later. In particular, my computer isn't very good, so I'm excited to see both how it runs on my PC as well as how nice the controls feel on the PS4 and then weigh my options before making my purchasing decision.
I support anything that helps the consumer make more healthy purchasing decisions. No one likes to buy a game and realize that they regret spending money on it, or that they can't really play it because of things out of their control. There are Steam refunds and such, sure, but it's kind of an excessive amount of hassle when most people just want to try the game out and see if it clicks with them. I also believe that it helps curb piracy, as a lot of people are known to pirate games simply to see if they like them before buying. Although some people want to believe otherwise, $60 is a lot of money, and the buyer should have some way to assure the quality of what they're buying before they do so. Considering that games are such a subjective experience as compared to other mediums, I think it's perfectly fair for people to feel that reviews simply aren't enough to make an informed decision.
RE: I love this forum layout.
@Hoken said in I love this forum layout.:
@marcel I also notice there is no report function for posts, but that's probably because there aren't any mods about yet.
Anticipate these things will get sorted out once the soft launch is over as well as E3!
I found it! Click the little three vertical dot column... thingy next to the upvote/downvote counter on a post, and you'll see a small menu with an option that allows you to flag a post for moderation. :surfer:
RE: I love this forum layout.
Yeah, I gotta say, I'm very happy with this choice as well. I've been admiring Discourse from afar for quite some time now, but unfortunately never had a server powerful enough to run it myself and most of the forums I run into that use the system are forums that don't really hold my interest. It's really a considerable step up from the old forum software of olde thus far! Everything I dreamed of.
RE: EZA: Username list! Explain your username!
tomoko - I was watching Watamote and hanging out in IRC, and at some point I changed my nick to this and decided it was a keeper. "tomoko" in all lowercase just looks very appealing to me as a handle, and I think I feel a bit of my personality in it as well. People also seem to get really upset whenever they're defeated by someone named tomoko with an anime avatar! Sometimes I go by tomokers instead.