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Ask the King Ep. 76 - Friday, May 31, 2019

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Greetings,

You’ll have to bear with me as this one requires quite a bit of context. My apologies. Nevertheless, here we go.

 

You have expressed in the past that you don’t like to change any controller-related settings in games because you prefer to play the game the “way the developers intended.” Red Dead Redemption 2 is one example of this, though if memory serves it’s not the only one. I admit that this line of thinking actually gets to me a little, but it leads to my question as well. I’ll explain.

As accessibility becomes more mainstream, more options in games have started to appear. Not just subtitle options or colorblind options, all sorts of options, up to and including the ability to drastically change the way the controls work in some games. As this happens, as the amount of options available to gamers increases, as the way in which you can play games becomes more fluid, one thing becomes clear to me. Game developers “intend” for you to have a good time playing their game. Whether that means you adjust a few things to make it a better experience for you personally doesn’t matter so long as you get enjoyment out of it. The options are there because the developers “intend” for them to be there. My outside-the-box attempts at games alone should be enough to demonstrate that there really is no right or wrong way to play. I ask you to consider this, consider how gaming has changed in that options like this really didn’t exist in the past, and speak your thoughts on developer intent. Or, if you want it in the form of a question, what do you think of my line of thinking on this matter? Have I at least provided perspective? Thank you, and continue to be awesome.

 

Greetings!

You'll have to bear with me on this one, as it requires some context. My apologies, but here we go.

In the past, you have expressed that you don't like changing control-related settings in games because you desire to play the game "how the developers intended." Red Dead Redemption 2 is an example of this, but if memory serves it isn't the only one. This line of thinking gets to me a little, and I

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Hey Phil,

I am in college, and a lot of my friends are gamers like I am. Over the last year or so, I have noticed that these friends are prone to rage over these games, to the point where one even broke his controller. This is a trend I have seen, where games cause rage among people where they smash keyboards, chairs, even the TV or monitor that they were playing on.While I know that fans of all sorts of media get mad over certain things, I see more rage in gamers and more extreme rage in gamers (like to the point of smashing things). Why do you think gamers are more prone to rage than other media outlets? 

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Hi Phil,

I have been a fan since your Bloodborne playthrough a few years ago.  Since then I have gone back and watched some of your older classic playthroughs like Heavy Rain, but want to know what you would consider your "must watch" playthroughs that every fan of yours should go back and experience and why?

Here is a psychology question, what do you think it is that causes some detractors to go from just making videos to make fun of you, to actively trying to maliciously hurt you and your family, despite you having never met them or having any tangible impact on their life? 

Going back to your Street Fighter days why did you decide to expand your gaming to other genres besides fighting games and what were the games that got you interested to branch out?

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Hey there Phil, any chance you'll give Oblivion another try? Last time the game was a buggy mess with the controls being very difficult to learn because i believe you were playing it on PC. Try console this time. The main story is acuatlly pretty good same goes with the Dark Brotherhood gulid and the Thieves. Obviously not until maybe Elder Scrolls 6 gets announced but don't give up hope on it just yet because of your first experience. Though i will be the first to say this game at part did NOT age well. Hope you have a great day!

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I remade my account from the old forums literally just to get a question out since you keep preaching doom and gloom for the series! XD

My question is a 2 part-

 In one of the last retrospective streams, you got a very light-version revelation on the recent fate of Screwattack and their YouTube channel changing to focus on their most successful product- the Death Battle franchise. In a couple of old Ask the King podcasts and a few Hate Live podcasts you've eluded to some past experiences at SGC and a knowledge of Screwattck. Could you share all your past dealings with the Screwattack brand and its people, both in-person and as a lite fan?

The second question is going to require me to fully catch you up on Screwattack's story a tiny bit, you can actively choose to share or skip this recap for the podcast as time permits~

So well before this Screwattack rebranding, there was purchase of the entire staff and brand by the company Roosterteeth. (There was one before that, but that's not important here) They were able to streamline a lot of their content with this new backing, however it split their fans with one side favoring the high production Death Battle franchise (and its spin offs) and a different group who liked the real-life personalities and comedy of the staff while just playing video games. After a couple years of this, Craig (you'd remember him better as Stuttering Craig) and a few of his staff realized how the polarization of their fans just  hurt both kinds of content, and established a new channel named after and made for their gameplay series - Game Attack

After a year or so of the split, the big event happened- the great "Ad-pocalypse"

It didn't take more than half a year before YouTube's fuck-up finally caught up to Craig, and they were forced into crowd-funded forms of content and streaming.  How does it sound to you that even Craig himself and former staff of Screwattack have been brought down to the same merch sales, cheers, and Patreon to survive, just like yourself?

 Cheers, from a fan since FF4 After Years playthrough~

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Hey Phil, how would you rate Donald Trump's presidency? What are the pros and cons? I ask this because most of the questions are just variations of questions that you've answered before. I've always loved Ask The King but it's is kind of getting repetitive these days. You need more relevant hard hitting questions

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13 minutes ago, WestsideRascal said:

Hey Phil, if you were to run into Tevin while grocery shopping would you confront him or leave him be?

That's a ridiculous question, although you can make it.

I'm pretty sure Phil would behave accordingly, and no "confrontation" would take place.

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