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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 17, 2019, 16:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2019, 16:42
Aug 17, 2019, 16:42
 
MrCharm42 wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 09:50:
The game should if not show then at least mention the horrors of 1800-1900 colonialism and not just sugar coat it with all happy pink unicorns and Mexicans that JUST SO HAPPEN to work on your plantations (And yes, there are plantations). Because that is the opposite of what the setting and the historic victims of this deserve.

So what do they deserve? Force the player to watch a history video that delves deeply into the nuances of various victims? All Civ-like games would then be endlessly tedious to develop/play. Can you imagine watching long lecturing videos every time a new civilization is discovered?
Fiction is fiction - if we're going to have that standard, then all novels are out (unless they have long balancing/edifying afterwords). Or is it all just fine if instead of calling them Mexicans (as in your example) they are just called Xicans or some other made up name?

Somehow I get the feeling that the same people who are upset at the lack of historical examination of colonialist inhumane behavior were also the same folks who complained that historical accuracy was not a reason for Kingdom Come: Deliverance to not include anyone other than white people.

The call for "political" video games is disingenuous at best. Games can address political topics without being "political." They can also address no politics at all. The call for all games to "recognize" their politics is a totalitarian sentiment (by the literal definition of the word totalitarian), similar to the phrase "the personal is political." Its primary purpose is to justify the application of political censorship towards ideas and art the complainer does not like. If everything is political, then the complainer is justified in demanding that his politics be either explicitly rejected (with the threat of furious backlash if the author dares to do so) or included in any work. Otherwise the complainer can insinuate that the author is denying the "correct" politics by not mentioning them at all (arguing that lack of rejection is the same as enthusiastic acceptance).

Anyone so arrogantly sure of their own politics that they believe EVERY medium should reflect their worldview all of the time is someone whose worldview is almost certainly unworthy of said focus...
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Re: G2A vs. Unknown Worlds Follow-up
Aug 15, 2019, 09:42
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Re: G2A vs. Unknown Worlds Follow-up Aug 15, 2019, 09:42
Aug 15, 2019, 09:42
 
So, instead of damaging G2A (which many of us were predisposed to disbelieve), you've now caused me to distrust what you say just as much. Good job!
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 7, 2019, 11:17
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 7, 2019, 11:17
Aug 7, 2019, 11:17
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 6, 2019, 19:24:
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/pbs-news-hour/
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/bbc/
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/new-york-times/
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/npr/
like shooting ducks in a barrel
You pick a website owned and operated by the president of The New School, who is a CFR member and clerked for one of the most liberal Supreme Court Justices of the 20th Century (Harry Blackmun)?

Of course he doesn't think those sources are biased! They agree with him. Would you accept the ratings of one of Scalia's clerks as to bias?

I'm becoming more and more convinced that some posters on this site must be dictating their posts, because they are too much drooling idiots to actually find the letters on their keyboards...
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Re: Tim Sweeney on Epic Games Store Plans
Aug 4, 2019, 16:29
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Re: Tim Sweeney on Epic Games Store Plans Aug 4, 2019, 16:29
Aug 4, 2019, 16:29
 
necrosis wrote on Aug 4, 2019, 12:24:
This is how I have been thinking about it in my mind. I have a few games in my Steam library that I bought on launch and havent (still havent) touched because they are a buggy mess.

*Looks at Pathfinder in his library*

Yeah, I know what you mean...
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Re: Op Ed
Aug 4, 2019, 16:05
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Re: Op Ed Aug 4, 2019, 16:05
Aug 4, 2019, 16:05
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 3, 2019, 18:12:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 3, 2019, 16:35:
Are PC Games Held Back By Consoles.

Is that even a question that needs asking in this day and age when the answer has been known for years.

Did you read it? It’s saying that consoles AREN’T holding back PC games, and some games are demanding hardware beyond some people’s budget. Well yes, games are gonna run worse and worse if you never upgrade your rig. People who always buy hardware that is JUST enough to run the games out right then will find their equipment struggling within a year or two. This should surprise no one.

The surprising thing wouldn't be to find out that he read it, it'd be to find out that he can read...
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Re: Madden 20 Kicks Off
Aug 3, 2019, 10:03
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Re: Madden 20 Kicks Off Aug 3, 2019, 10:03
Aug 3, 2019, 10:03
 
...as they are offering NFL legend Jim Brown as a freebie, giving the chance to play with the greatest running back in the history of the sport.

Barry Sanders would like a word with you...
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Aug 3, 2019, 09:53
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 3, 2019, 09:53
Aug 3, 2019, 09:53
 
According to the article, they haven't even made any decisions yet.

The sad fact is that, as awesome as open source is for the developer, the ability of any contributor to say "Screw you! I'm doing something else" and fork the project means that no commonality ever really exists. The compromises that being part of a large company or organization bring never have to occur... so they don't.

Honestly, until Linux develops a seamless and integrated ability to run Windows executables and ends the driver nightmares, very few businesses and consumers are going to be willing to give up their libraries of comfortable software and ease of expansion for Linux (double that for gamers!). Linux's greatest advantage (it's configurability) is also its greatest hindrance...
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Again; Epic Games Store Exclusive
Jul 25, 2019, 13:28
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Again; Epic Games Store Exclusive Jul 25, 2019, 13:28
Jul 25, 2019, 13:28
 
And I'm out. This would have been a day one buy for me. But games are a recreation for me, not a necessity. So I can wait for it to come out elsewhere later, or never. I already have more games than I have time to play. If you can't be honest and transparent in your Kickstarter about where your game is going to be, I don;t need it...
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Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
Jul 18, 2019, 11:41
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Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 18, 2019, 11:41
Jul 18, 2019, 11:41
 
Was interested. Saw that it was Epic exclusive. Ehhh, I can wait, then. Not gonna reward exclusivity on digital distribution platforms...
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Re: Evening Interviews
Jul 15, 2019, 19:53
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Re: Evening Interviews Jul 15, 2019, 19:53
Jul 15, 2019, 19:53
 
The new era of D&D has already begun. This game might usher in a new era of D&D CRPGs... if it's good...

*fingers crossed*
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Re: PUBG Versus Cheating
Jul 15, 2019, 16:46
6.
Re: PUBG Versus Cheating Jul 15, 2019, 16:46
Jul 15, 2019, 16:46
 
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 12:00:
Did they ever region lock Asia from the North American servers? Cause if they didn't, it's still going to be trash.

Screen name checks out...
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Re: Morning Interviews
May 28, 2019, 16:07
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Re: Morning Interviews May 28, 2019, 16:07
May 28, 2019, 16:07
 
WaltC wrote on May 28, 2019, 11:47:
IMO, Rock,Paper,Shotgun absolutely ruined the look of the site--and the quality of the writing seems to have taken a big nosedive, as well. The utterly garish hot-pinks/medicinal-greens/washed-out browns, rudely imposed over a bright-white backdrop, is a color scheme that is a literal affront to my sensitive peepers--I cannot believe how they have murdered that site! Just murdered it.

It's not something for adults-to-young-adults anymore--it seems like something designed specifically for children under ten--heck, under six, maybe. It's not often you see sites that have amassed reputations and success around constant, well-established visual themes that have become universally recognized trademarks of the sites to a large extent, requiring years of work and effort--as well as a certain quality and style of writing--just decide to throw it all out in the race to mindlessly adopt something new--simply because it's new. And with no regard for the continuity of quality--no regard whatever. Ugh. Why throw away a decade of site identity and achievement? Why not? says, RPS. Reminds me of "New Coke" versus traditional "Coke." Except that RPS has no intention of offering the site as it was for so long, of course.

None of the original founders of the site are still there. John Walker left about a month ago, I think. Granted, he was one of the reasons I stopped visiting the site, but there were still a few articles now and again by others that had some of the original spirit. All that remains is a thinly-veiled corporate doppelganger of the original. It'll be dead soon...
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Re: WHO Recognizes
May 27, 2019, 21:42
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Re: WHO Recognizes May 27, 2019, 21:42
May 27, 2019, 21:42
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2019, 10:57:
Armchair quarterbacks lawyers doctors accountants nutritionists addictionologists.

An "expert" is someone who has managed to monetize their ignorance.

Bet it makes you jealous. You've been sharing your ignorance here on Blues for free...
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 18, 2019, 15:01
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Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2019, 15:01
May 18, 2019, 15:01
 
Well, A Fist Full of Dollars was remade as the Bruce Willis film Last Man Standing. Of course, since Fist was already a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, turn-about is fair play!
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Re: Evening Consolidation
May 12, 2019, 11:54
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Re: Evening Consolidation May 12, 2019, 11:54
May 12, 2019, 11:54
 
Dacote wrote on May 12, 2019, 10:43:
Eirikrautha wrote on May 11, 2019, 16:22:
Beamer wrote on May 11, 2019, 15:18:
Eirikrautha wrote on May 11, 2019, 14:06:
Funny, I don't remember a Gallup poll on fan reaction to the new Barret. It's almost like Kotaku, ground zero in the culture-war-as-clickbait disease, sees the opportunity to bitch about something while harvesting clicks, without the slightest evidence. But how could that be? That would be like... I don't know... monetizing outrage.

But I'm sure that they actually have a carefully designed poll to gauge "fan" reaction, as opposed to asking a handful of soy-boy colleagues in the desks next to them (who never even played the original)...

Did you unironically call someone "soy boy?"


Yep, it's my "Beamer call." I figure you hear "soy" and just assume you've been summoned.
Spoken like a true troll. Dude, that's sad.

A "troll" would be someone who posts to get a reaction, as opposed to reacting to the story. So, you know, posting about someone's phrasing, as opposed to addressing the point that there is no evidence of "fan" reaction.

So thanks for your support!
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Re: Evening Consolidation
May 11, 2019, 16:22
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Re: Evening Consolidation May 11, 2019, 16:22
May 11, 2019, 16:22
 
Beamer wrote on May 11, 2019, 15:18:
Eirikrautha wrote on May 11, 2019, 14:06:
Funny, I don't remember a Gallup poll on fan reaction to the new Barret. It's almost like Kotaku, ground zero in the culture-war-as-clickbait disease, sees the opportunity to bitch about something while harvesting clicks, without the slightest evidence. But how could that be? That would be like... I don't know... monetizing outrage.

But I'm sure that they actually have a carefully designed poll to gauge "fan" reaction, as opposed to asking a handful of soy-boy colleagues in the desks next to them (who never even played the original)...

Did you unironically call someone "soy boy?"


Yep, it's my "Beamer call." I figure you hear "soy" and just assume you've been summoned.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
May 11, 2019, 14:06
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Re: Evening Consolidation May 11, 2019, 14:06
May 11, 2019, 14:06
 
Funny, I don't remember a Gallup poll on fan reaction to the new Barret. It's almost like Kotaku, ground zero in the culture-war-as-clickbait disease, sees the opportunity to bitch about something while harvesting clicks, without the slightest evidence. But how could that be? That would be like... I don't know... monetizing outrage.

But I'm sure that they actually have a carefully designed poll to gauge "fan" reaction, as opposed to asking a handful of soy-boy colleagues in the desks next to them (who never even played the original)...
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 12:22
50.
Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 12:22
Apr 19, 2019, 12:22
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 11:20:
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 10:30:
Beamer wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:31:
Also, jesus, stop with the "this person disagrees with me so clearly he's a paid shill" nonsense.

Of course, it's the standard conspiracy theorists. Unsurprising that the resident pizzagaters believe that anyone disagreeing is a paid shill. Also CJ, but this is basically standard CJ, and not due to a steady conspiracy belief, haha.

So you object to argument on the basis of genetic fallacy by spreading more genetic fallacy, ad hominem, and well-poisoning. You need to take a glance at the log in your own eye.

Generally, the more people try to fall back on "FALLACY, FALLACY!" the more likely it is that they're emotionally crippled manchildren that spend all their time on places like 4chan, or watching shouty men on YouTube, and fail to understand that fallacies don't disqualify an argument.

Waiting for: AD HOM!
So, by your own logic, your original post did nothing to address the argument, as it was an attempt to call out the genetic fallacy. Crippled manchild confirmed!
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 10:30
42.
Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 10:30
Apr 19, 2019, 10:30
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:31:
Also, jesus, stop with the "this person disagrees with me so clearly he's a paid shill" nonsense.

Of course, it's the standard conspiracy theorists. Unsurprising that the resident pizzagaters believe that anyone disagreeing is a paid shill. Also CJ, but this is basically standard CJ, and not due to a steady conspiracy belief, haha.

So you object to argument on the basis of genetic fallacy by spreading more genetic fallacy, ad hominem, and well-poisoning. You need to take a glance at the log in your own eye.
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 09:02
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 09:02
Apr 19, 2019, 09:02
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 08:38:
SabreT wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 06:55:
Looks like Steam has people by the balls going from all these replies. Slaves to their large library of games on ONE platform unable to work without Steam. How dare competition to the monopoly try and give developers a better cut!
Sure looks like someones being an unpaid shill for EGS. How dare people point out that engaging in the console wars on the PC platform be a bad thing, especially after Epic's statements attacking PC gamers for decades - until the bottom fell out of the console market.

Why do you think they are unpaid? There's been a lot of low-post-count pro-Epic posting recently. Nowadays, paid "reviews" and testimonials are the first step in a marketing campaign. Besides, only a shill or an ignoramus can refer to Steam as a "monopoly." While I know that economic literacy is at an all time low, the parroting of that term activates the ol' almonds...
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