Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2020, 22:25:bigspender wrote on Apr 26, 2020, 21:24:theglaze wrote on Apr 26, 2020, 16:50:
I watched the clip... such a bizarre world we live in.
Riot has created a game in which it encourages violent execution of human-like characters with firearms for competitive sport. And that's acceptable.
LOL are you serious? I've never heard of anyone being an anti cartoon violence advocate on a games site before. Are you worried cartoon characters might get hurt in real life? What about bugs bunny cartoons is that animal abuse?
Yeah I watched the clip too. She isn't being harassed for being female, as they try to claim. She was being hit on by a minor. Sexism was not involved, so I don't know why they are framing it that way.
So you're saying the minor would be treating her the same way were she a male? Ok.
GinRummy wrote on Apr 26, 2020, 14:35:Battletech (the recent video game) is an indie game by the tabletop game's creator (among others) that is turned-based and quite well executed. Mechwarrior 5 is a cash-grab by Piranha games, reusing much of their multiplayer game's assets in a buggy, awful UI-ed, and uninspired game that sold-out its fans to be an Epic exclusive. Just FYI.
I had to look this up, since I can never remember the difference between Mechwarrior and Battletech. Big piloted clunky robot machines fighting each other.
RogueSix wrote on Apr 18, 2020, 10:40:Numinar wrote on Apr 18, 2020, 01:16:
Heuy is so much fun. Would have had no chance leaning it but my Dad worked it out by flying every day for a month and gave me the crib notes on how to trim it and keep it vaguely in control and not tearing up the transmission/engine whatever, otherwise it's like the old Bell in Flightsim, good for takeoff and flying fast but the second you want to slow, hover or land trouble! Can't wait for supercarrier the navy planes are already the most fun in DCS. F14 is the closest I'll get to a macross plane and I will never learn any of the fancy systems but that dosn't matter as getting them traps (Occasionally succesfully) is the most fun ever.
You might know this already but DCS is going to have a free "try and fly" MONTH starting tomorrow. The only two planes that won't be free to fly are the F-14 and the Saab Viggen. Everything else will be ready for takeoff at a button press.In view of last months response, we are pleased to announce our upcoming Free For All event, starting April 19th, where you are welcome to try any and all our products (except campaigns) for free and without limitation for one month. This unlimited access to all our suite of products, including our top fighter jets, such as the F-16C, F/A-18C and A-10C Warthog will help take your mind off things for a while, giving you the opportunity to try something new, and to own it for 50% or less than the normal price.*
*Exclusions and comments:
All campaigns, F-14B and AJS-37 Viggen will not take part. JF-17 Thunder will have a 15.00 USD discount.
jdreyer wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 21:33:
Remember, each vote in Wyoming counts as much as 3.5 votes in California.
Blue wrote on Mar 19, 2020, 10:56:OK. But he is an Epic "evangelist", and I dare say he'd admit to it. I still think believing the numbers coming out of China is ... unwise...
This is touchy stuff without name calling and character assassination... disagreeing with you does not make someone a shill.
afka Rossini wrote on Feb 15, 2020, 18:18:Eirikrautha wrote on Feb 15, 2020, 15:40:
Well, at least they weren't stupid enough to launch on Steam at full price (there's a 40% "discount" on this year-old game... how generous...). Though I notice that the full price is listed at $39.99 and I don't remember if that was the full price on release. Either way, I'm not paying anywhere near that much for Epic's sloppy seconds.
I find that exclusivity deals have just saved me money, because I really have no burning desire to play some of these games after waiting (and enough lets-plays and other material has come out to show me that I probably would have wasted my money if I had bought immediately... looking at you Phoenix Point & Julian Gollop). I'd have bought Mechwarrior 5 launch day full price if it had come out on Steam. Now, I'm honestly not sure if I'll even bother when it gets rereleased, there's just too much wrong with it based on the lets-plays I've watched. Oh well, hopefully that "exclusivity money" was enough to make up for my lost sale...
Since it's the first AAA title I'm aware of to have Epic exclusivity expire and I had any interest in, I picked it up on Steam today for $24 US. That's less than half the original price. If enough Steam buyers show up this week, maybe developers will re-think Epic exclusivity.
Prez wrote on Feb 14, 2020, 11:00:
Again, a company maintaining political neutrality doesn't mean the employees who work there can't express their political views. But when you are in the business of selling an entertainment product to as many people in your diverse market as possible, keeping said entertainment products appealing to all portions of your market is wise. Alienating a significant portion of your potential market just to forward your own personal politics seems stupid to me.
That said, lots of people still maintain a game is "being political" simply by virtue of including homosexual or minority characters, which seems weird to me.
On a personal level I WILL NOT play a game that pushes an agenda, regardless if it's one I agree with or not. That's not why I play games. I game to get away from all that pointless, incessant, back-and-forth shit. Fortunately for me the vast majority of games are made to be entertainment, not recruitment tools, so I rarely run into this.