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News Comments > Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled
8. Re: Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled Jun 2, 2016, 01:38 Squirmer
 
Both my posts are legitimate comments on current news stories.

Seems like people think this isn't a proper Mafia game because there's a black guy in it. Weird how that's not a controversial position.

Mafia 2 had barely anything to do with Mafia 1 for the most part. Seems like there's an equally tenuous connection between Mafia 3 and Mafia 2. So what's got people so worked up about this one (hint: it's the black guy).

Edit: I mean it's hardly without precedent. Remember when all the racists freaked out because a black stormtrooper? Same thing.
 
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News Comments > Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled
6. Re: Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled Jun 2, 2016, 01:04 Squirmer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 21:59:
I hope this game fails miserably so 2K understands and gets a proper Mafia game followup to Mafia 2.

What makes a proper Mafia game? No black people?
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 29, 2016, 19:50 Squirmer
 
Of course, if a woman receives death threats she's just making it up for attention.  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
10. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 4, 2016, 01:31 Squirmer
 
It might just be that they didn't want to alienate fans of the first game who are attached to Corvo. He's not a very memorable character imo, but maybe some people want that continuity.  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
6. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 3, 2016, 21:29 Squirmer
 
They've also got Stephen Russell (Garrett) as Corvo.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 18:34 Squirmer
 
Something for St John to read

Studies show that, over time, working long hours can increase your risk of depression, heart attack, and heart disease

working too much can actually impair cognitive function... Compared to those who worked 40 hours per week, those who worked 55 hours per week showed poorer vocabulary and reasoning.

Overtime only works in short bursts, and when sustained, does not increase productivity and may actually hamper it.

Many of these workers loved their jobs, and called them “exciting,” “an adrenaline rush,” and “addictive.” However, they took a serious toll on their intimate relationships and their health. “Close to 50% of extreme workers are so depleted and drained when they get home at night that they’re speechless — incapable of conversation,” writes Hewlett in an article for the Harvard Business Review. “This can be rough on partners and spouses.” Her research also found links between long hours and chronic insomnia, weight gain, infertility, and heart problems.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 18:29 Squirmer
 
D_K_night wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 18:23:
"Work-life balance" is a concept which doesn't matter...

...until it does. In your 20's you can work those 80+ hours/week, sleep underneath your cubicle, use the shower at work(if there is one), and subsist entirely on Coke and pizza.

Then one day you hit 35. Somewhere along the way you managed to find a girlfriend, and somehow make enough time to have a wedding and marry her. Somewhere along the way, kids came into the picture.

That's the moment the concept "work-life balance" begins to matter. And that's something that young 20-something's just don't understand, when they sneer and jeer at it.

You just wait till it matters. You just wait.
One of the reasons the game industry is dominated by 20-somethings.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 18:18 Squirmer
 
Loving games isn't enough to sustain you when you're working 80 hours a week, feeling like shit all the time, trying not to let your marriage fall apart because you never see your family for more than a few minutes a day, missing out on everything else that's happening in the world because you're stuck at a desk your whole life.

"My wife is leaving and my life is falling apart, but that's totally fine because I get to make video games for a living!!"

Fuck this guy. He tells people to quit so he can hire someone else with more "passion", but it's not passion that makes them put up with shit working conditions, it's desperation. This cunt hires people in vulnerable positions who need money so they can pay the rent, and will tolerate the shit he puts them through because they have no other option. Or he hires young kids just entering working life who will tolerate his bullshit because they don't have families, or because they don't even realize they're being mistreated and they think this is just what working life is. He's fucking scum.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Footage
21. Re: No Man's Sky Footage Apr 14, 2016, 18:46 Squirmer
 
Doesn't it depend on how sophisticated the algorithms are though? The natural world is not designed by a human's artistic mind but it's surely more beautiful than anything a human could produce.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Footage
16. Re: No Man's Sky Footage Apr 14, 2016, 17:01 Squirmer
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 13:44:
Read this and tell me there`s no gameplay:how-to-play-no-mans-sky-a-detailed-breakdown
This does sound pretty cool, certainly more than a walking sim. I'm still not sure the survival and upgrade systems will be interesting enough to sustain the "hundreds of hours" it will take to reach the center of the universe, but we'll see.
 
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News Comments > Kenshi Early Access Beta
4. Re: Kenshi Early Access Beta Apr 1, 2016, 18:20 Squirmer
 
I like the idea of this game, but I bought the alpha more than 4 years ago, so I'm a bit skeptical it will ever be finished. If it actually works nowadays I might fire it up again.  
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Mar 31, 2016, 18:09 Squirmer
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 11:05:
I don't get why so many people spent a month telling all who would listen that she was a pedophile that shouldn't be at Nintendo are now running back and saying they had nothing to do with her firing and people need to stop claiming they did.

It was literally a month(s) long campaign to make sure everyone around her knew she was a pedophile who was responsible for products consumed by children.

And, if that's true, then no, she shouldn't have had a job at Nintendo, as she was a PR disaster waiting to happen. And it did happen.

Funny thing is, all those Gamergaters probably spend a great deal of time sitting at home jerking off to little anime girls.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 24, 2016, 20:19 Squirmer
 
If you find that funny you're a simpleton.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 24, 2016, 01:35 Squirmer
 
You mean because he's a muslim and muslims always blow things up, that's really clever and hilarious.  
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News Comments > The Witcher III GDC GotY
15. Re: The Witcher III GDF GotY Mar 17, 2016, 18:05 Squirmer
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 13:54:
Never heard of "Her Story" so how award winning should it be? I mean, I'm such a fucking loser I browse game sites every time life allows me and I. Have. Never. Heard. Of. That. Game.

To me, that looks like the gaming community didn't give a shit about that game. To me, that looks like this GOTY jury is another panel of weird, naked artists who base the awesomeness of something on the way the windowsill in the background is painted applegreen or some weird shit like that.

I'm rambling. Very glad to see The Witcher 3 in there though!! Can't wait for Blood & Wine.
Her Story got plenty of coverage when it was released halfway through last year. Search Blues for it and you'll find it mentioned in half a dozen news stories, including a specific post about its release last June.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress Takes Off
5. Re: Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress Takes Off Mar 15, 2016, 17:45 Squirmer
 
If you paid $60 for it you didn't shop around very smartly. It was available in many places for about $40 on release day. And if you bought it later when the price was higher (for some reason) you should have seen the reviews suggesting it had problems.  
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News Comments > Colin Johanson Leaves ArenaNet
7. Re: Colin Johanson Leaves ArenaNet Mar 5, 2016, 17:48 Squirmer
 
Thanks for the baseless speculation. Here's some of my own: He got headhunted by Amazon for whatever game/s they're cooking up, along with dozens of other veteran MMO developers from major MMO studios.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway
12. Re: No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway Mar 3, 2016, 23:49 Squirmer
 
rudra wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 21:02:
nobody has even begun to tackle any kind of "procedural" storyline generation or quest structure...
Except Skyrim 5 years ago with its radiant quest thing. Boring as hell but it was there.

"Procedural storylines" is just approaching it in the wrong way. Games like Crusader Kings 2 and Dwarf Fortress are all about generating stories, and they're amazing. But people usually think of "stories" like in movies or novels, like you need characters with motivations that they communicate in speech and so on. That's what's hard to do with games. But I can't figure out why anyone wants that shit in games. Games already do amazing things (see above examples) but everyone wants them to be more like movies.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Trailer
2. Re: Dark Souls III Trailer Feb 25, 2016, 16:13 Squirmer
 
That's a very different kind of combat though. Dragon's Dogma is a lot messier. Dark Souls is much more finely balanced, and that would be hard to maintain if players could just hang off the back of a boss.  
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News Comments > HTC Vive in April for $799
40. Re: HTC Vive in April for $799 Feb 21, 2016, 18:56 Squirmer
 
theglaze wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 18:43:
VR is rushing to mobile phones, high-end PCs, and consoles at relatively the same time...this is unprecedented for any technology (that I can think of), and suggests that it's not just a fad but a shift by the electronics industry on how its consumers interact with future digital media.
This is such an overstatement. One console manufacturer is making a VR device, while Microsoft's augmented reality is just an experiment at this stage. Some mobile manufacturers are making VR gear but whether consumers want to start strapping stuff to their face instead of using their phones in a more sensible way remains to be seen. And VR is expensive as hell on high-end PCs. At this stage it's still just an interesting technology that has a few good niche applications, but suggesting it's a "new era" and people are going to fundamentally shift the way they interact with technology is just silly.
 
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