Avatar for TernBird



  • Registered 4 years ago
  • Last active 11 hours ago
  • Post count 527
  • Reactions 455
  • Firsts 10

This person hasn't written a bio yet.

Achievements (9/13)

  • Breaking the ice Posted your first comment.
  • Poster boy Post ten or more comments.
  • Chatty Kathy Post 100 or more comments.
  • Prolific Post 1,000 or more comments.
  • Early adopter Already had a Gamer Network (Eurogamer) account before USGamer launched.
  • Launch partner Registered an account before or during launch week.
  • What a face! Uploaded a profile picture.
  • Teacher's pet Visited the staff page.
  • Reactionary Posted 50 article reactions
  • Fastest Finger Firsted 10 articles
  • Relaunch Partner Visited the site on the day version 2.0 was launched.
  • Upwardly Mobile Visited the site using your mobile phone.
  • Potent Portable Visited the site using a portable device, like an iPad.

Recent comments

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird Yesterday

    Funny that you mention AnimeIgo, because there was also a Wizardry anime adaptation in Japan! Not that I know more about it. :P

    I'm surprised at how influential Wizardry is. Even the phonetic spell structure sounds fascinating, and to think it was because of limitations! Goes to show, the best art is created through adversity, not by throwing millions of dollars at bleeding-edge tech.

    Really loved this piece.

    Posted in How Wizardry Cast Story Aside in Favor of Casting Spells

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 7 days ago


    I dont believe the issue lies in the MMORPG genre itself (as your wording seemingly suggest). I believe the issue lies in the contraints of the Living Story's narrative design; (1 of 3)

    Sure. Tell someone talking about their job that their problem isn't the thing they described having difficulty working with, but something else. Totally not mansplaining, look at how polite he was. Look, being polite with condescension is still condescending, and handwaving something someone is talking about to a professional of over a decade is still really rude.

    If we're gonna establish some kind of bar of standard and insist that there is no protection for people, then I wanna see it implemented on everyone. Regardless of whether you know them or not.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 7 days ago

    Price's firing was totally unfair.

    The guy who commented her was condescending and played up the victim card, mansplaining game writing to someone with ten years' worth of experience. I wouldn't go to Tim Schafer and say, "You should do this". I wouldn't go to Amy Henning and say "Cool, but do this next time".

    If people cared so much about visible game developers being "rude" on Twitter, even if it's on their personal pages, I wanna know right now why nobody is saying a peep over Hideaki Kamiya's constant vitriol and condescension on a daily basis. I wanna know why Kamiya hasn't been fired after drawing himself answering twitter while looking up porn. The guy's Twitter banner is a *pile* of posts where he's doing nothing but dragging his audience through the mud. He gets away with insulting randos openly, and he's practically applauded for it. Pierce tells people not to tell her how to do her job, and she's thrown to the wolves. And like the article said: not one peep about Fries.

    I call "BS". This is indeed why we need unions, and I hope Price lands on her feet. (Hell, with 10 years' worth of experience? She ought to have people lining up for her expertise.)

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 7 days ago
  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 7 days ago

    I'd argue "unsurprisingly". There are people that find women being fired from games to be a victory.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird A month ago

    A remake of Yellow would sell gangbusters, and basing the games around Eevee and Pikachu is just good sense. But I at least hope that Game Freak would introduce new Pokémon for these games.

    It's just so weird to me that Game Freak would introduce a new Generation with a remake, they've never done that. They'd always let a generation stand on its own with a brand new region before releasing a remake, they've done that for yonks.

    Posted in Pokemon Switch Rumors Hit Fever Pitch, Leaks Suggest It's a Yellow Remake Tied to Pokemon Go

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird A month ago

    @AceOfCakez It's not so much the censorship that matters here (although I do agree, many gamers get way too angry about what they perceive to be "censorship"--they wouldn't know censorship if it hit 'em). It's that Valve had pulled a 180* on these devs out of absolutely nowhere, and put them in such a precarious position--all the while, imposing a double standard, seeing as other games with sexual content like GTAV or The Witcher III weren't even looked at.

    Posted in Mature Visual Novels are at Risk of Being Taken Down from Steam [Update]

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird A month ago

    I'm... kinda glad we didn't get it.

    I've always appreciated how Final Fantasy Tactics Advance expanded the world of Ivalice and added all of the cool races like the Viera and the Bangaa--that stuff made Ivalice really come alive with FFXII.

    A second Tactics would have been interesting, no doubt. People were very experimental with PS1 RPGs, so a sequel to Tactics with a new art style and hexagonal input would have been worth checking out. But I've never had issue with FFTA being a sequel to Tactics, so it's no skin off of my nose.

    Posted in Final Fantasy Tactics 2 Was Real, and Here's What it Would Have Looked Like

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 2 months ago

    Fire Emblem Awakening, to my memory, was the first "must-have" title on the 3DS that kicked off a string of must-have titles, including a Mario Kart, Bravely Default, and Pokémon Sun and Moon.

    This game really does deserve the love it gets.

    It's just a shame nobody in this game has any bleeding FEET

    Posted in Happy Anniversary to Fire Emblem Awakening, the Game That Saved Fire Emblem

  • Avatar for TernBird TernBird 3 months ago

    @odaiba-memorial The soundtrack alone elevates the Silent Hill movie. Ignoring the Silent Hill banjos playing over the Paramount logo (AWESOME), the moody ost really gets to you.

    But I'm with Kat: Raul Julia turns M. Bison into Shakespeare with his legendary performance. It's impossible to choose just one great line from the guy.

    Posted in What's the Best Video Game Movie?