I think he's loosing his voice.
+1 Concern star.
|Caminante Nocturno |
That's the first masturbation joke I've laughed at in a long time.
|Frank Rizzo |
omg lol fast talking brit lol
He eventually posts on every video, so I'm sure he'll be along.
|THA SUGAH RAIN |
So just to clear things up... the only game he has ever liked is God of War.
He gave a pretty decent review to Arkham Asylum, too.
Psychonauts, Bioshock, No More Heroes, Left 4 Dead, The Orange Box, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed II, Painkiller, Saints Row 2, House of the Dead: Overkill, H.A.W.X, Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, and Batman: Arkham Asylum
I am so ever indebted to Yahtzee for Saints Row 2. I hated GTA3 and 4 and i would of never given it a shot if it wasn't for him.
Saints Row 2 is the best game.
I have saints row 2 and gta4, and I get infinitely more fun out of gta4.
That's because you're a pleb.
A big fat steaming two bedroom apartment made of poo and saw blades on the 9th circle? That's a LOT better than where I live now! I like how on easy level his controller turns pink and has and adorable red bow on it.
|a flaming monkey |
This game is trash. The story is ludicrous; the characters and acting are quite unconvincing. But it's still a good kind of trash, I think. It's like a game that tries to be serious and confronting but can't quite make it. Kind of like the resident evil series.
It actually plays quite well and has interesting settings and monsters--you get to kill unbaptised babies in limbo for instance. These factors as well as replay value are the elements that I usually judge a game by, not so much by the story, ingame cinematics or endings. Unfortunately, the game doesn't have much replay value unless you like crawling through different difficulty settings or punishing those enemies you absolved the first time through. Also, it's extremely linear and although the settings are nice they're mainly for decorative purposes and you spend the majority of the game on a very visible path, going from enemy to enemy. the puzzles are a bit boring too.
It will undoubtedly be eclipsed by God Of War III but as a fan of horror/action games, I'm glad to have played it and quite enjoyed it.
Yeah, that's nice and all, but we came here to listen to Yahtzee, not read your boring dribble.
a flaming monkey
Actually, the first turn against Stalinist orthodoxy predated "dependency theory" by quite a few years. It was the product of a number of highly original African-Caribbean thinkers, including Eric Williams, Walter Rodney and CLR James. Not only did they manage to develop an approach to Marxism that had little in common with Stalinist preconceptions, they also felt the need to develop a better understanding of why their own African Diaspora countries, and Mother Africa itself, could not seem to achieve the sort of modernization and civilized standards predicated on the introduction of capitalism. While there was plenty of capitalism in Africa and the Caribbean, there seemed to be very little development. They sought to answer the question why development in some countries was associated with underdevelopment in others.
CLR James's 1938 "Black Jacobins" set the standard for scholarship followed by others. While James emerges from the internationalist-minded Trotskyist movement, he was always much more sensitive to racial and national oppression than other movement leaders. His study of the Haitian slave revolt is filled with sharp observations on how the underdevelopment of the colonies was related to capitalist development in the mother countries:
"The slave-trade and slavery were the economic basis of the French Revolution. 'Sad irony of human history,' comments Jaurès. 'The fortunes created at Bordeaux, at Nantes, by the slave-trade, gave to the bourgeoisie that pride which needed liberty and contributed to human emancipation.' Nantes was the centre of the slave-trade. As early as 1666, 108 ships went to the coast of Guinea and took on board 37,430 slaves, to a total value of more than 37 millions, giving the Nantes bourgeoisie 15 to 20 percent on their money. In 1700 Nantes was sending 50 ships a year to the West Indies with Irish salt beef, linen for the household and for clothing the slaves, and machinery for sugar-mills. Nearly all the industries which developed in France during the eighteenth century had their origin in goods or commodities destined either for the coast of Guinea or for America. The capital from the slave-trade fertilized them; though the bourgeoisie traded in other things than slaves, upon the success or failure of the traffic everything else depended."
Kent Worcester's fine biography of James ("CLR James: a Political Biography", SUNY, Albany, 1996) describes Eric Williams' debt to his mentor. "Capitalism and Slavery", a book that figures in some ways as the root of all intellectual evil in Brenner's scheme of things, was published in 1944, 6 years after "Black Jacobins". Based on his dissertation at Oxford, Williams met with James, his former tutor, on numerous occasions when both were living in England. It seems that James read both drafts of the dissertation and had a significant role in formulating the book's primary thesis, namely that sugar plantations, rum and slavery trade helped to catapult Great Britain into world domination at the expense of the African peoples in the Diaspora. Without the underdevelopment of Jamaica, Trinidad, etc., capitalist development in Great Britain would not have had the supercharged character that it did.
Yahtzee's got his mojo back, it seems.
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