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Graveyard Keeper looks like Stardew Valley, but with considerably more corpses

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23 hours ago

Gravely important news, well dug up.
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How a pen and paper RPG made me fear my friends

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1 month ago

I'm reminded of a GURPS session in which the party incidentally started a fire "as a distraction" and burned the entire dockside of a town, killing a great many people. I had to use DM's prerogative as the fire wouldn't stop spreading, via some Dresden-like rolls.

:-l
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The making of Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's secret best RPG

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7 months ago

Alpha Protocol fucks the likes of Mass Effect into a cocked hat.
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Robert Yang's The Tearoom appeals to censors by swapping cocks for glocks

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10 months ago

pegged police officers
I laughed.
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Persona 5's translation is a black mark on a brilliant game

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11 months ago

@NewYork http://www.japaneseprofessor.com/lessons/beginning/the-sentence-ending-particles-ne-and-yo/

Your guess is correct. 'Ne' is used to end a sentence where one expects agreement.
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Punching Nazis

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

Less Nazis in the comments than I thought there would be.

US Industrialists were financing Hitler's machine as well. Henry Ford made the tanks, and the war could have been stopped at any time but the US suppliers were making an absolute fortune. These people were never charged, and their families still own the US.
What you elide to mention, either accidentally (probably not) or purposefully (almost certainly) is that the Ford factories involved were Ford-Werke, the German Ford subsidiary, with factories in Nazi Germany. Not producing tanks for the Nazis wasn't an option.

You have to keep in mind that 99% of people don't know the full WWII story. They only know the Germany = bad, Allies = good fairy tale told in school. The reality is it was at least 50:50. Ill be called a nazi for even saying that I suspect.
Beautiful false equivalence. Note the Nazi apologia: "at least 50:50." The Allies did not indulge in genocide or systematic war crimes openly approved by the state.

Oh BTW, circa 99% of the "nazis" you "killed" were Wehrmacht conscripts.
Some lovely oversimplification here. The Wehrmacht accepted volunteers as well as enabled conscription from 1935 onwards, with yearly conscription taking in several hundred thousand. Some 18 million men saw service, and their political leanings may or may not have had anything to do with it. Conscripts could have been committed members of the Nazi party, for example. "They were just serving their country." only works as an excuse if they were all unwilling conscripts. They weren't, and any serious study (try reading a book!) shows that.

P.S. Fuck Nazis.
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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review

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1 year ago

@pazongo If scores aren't arbitrary, please describe how a game that gets 94% is different from a game that gets 93%.

It's not quantifiable. It's not a real metric.

It's fucking useless.
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20 minutes of Ghost Recon Wildlands single-player footage

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1 year ago

The Spokesperson for Valium, there.
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Gwent plays a much better game of cards leaving The Witcher 3 behind

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1 year ago

This is your reminder that Gwent is a rip-off of Condottiere.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/112/condottiere
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Watch: 36 minutes of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 open world gameplay

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1 year ago

Actually interested now. Thank you.
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Filthy Lucre is a new game from ex-Sony Liverpool and Evo devs

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2 years ago

You can play it all-out stealthy, or go full metal jacket.
Full metal jacket being, I assume, you being totally incompetent and becoming more and more frustrated until you shoot a comrade and then commit suicide.
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Paradox pulls "discriminatory" Stellaris mod that made all humans white

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2 years ago

@Beva78 One of their best tricks is screaming "virtue signalling" when that phrase and their many others is one of the main ways they enter a forum and wave the flag without having to ask who is on their side.
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2 years ago

The rise of the alt right, and their slow blending with the anti-Semites, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, misogynists, and common or garden racists is horrific. It's genuinely fascinating, in one respect. I have automated searches set up for places like r/KotakuinAction, among others, and the amount of material it throws up from certain keywords is unbelievable.

Watching them cohere and gradually hammer out a minorities vs The Brave White Man narrative is fascinating stuff.

e.g.

...I think the Zionists are much more involved in this than people know. Search for ties between Femen and Jed Sunden. He is basically funding them to attack Islam and Christianity while attacking Jewish values is off limit. Again, don't take my word for it but you will find a lot of shady stuff behind the scenes if you look for it.

That said, I'm not saying we should wipe Israel or any nation off the map because I know there are more innocent and good people than rotten apples. Hence why I don't simply label them as Jews but rather as Zionists. Edit: Another thing Which I don't necessarily consider a solid theory, but a shit ton of American media is owned by rich Jews. This one I don't 100% subscribe to. But still. Food for thought, none the less.
And you find stuff like this slowly being melded into the rest of the media is corrupt/black people are evil/Islam is out to destroy the West in a really creative way that boils down everyone who isn't a white bloke into a thick tar of Other, which they smear everyone with.

The really surprising thing is, a lot of them don't even know they're doing it. They're just trying to fit into this group they feel they belong to. So they take on these values and end up calling people things like 'SJeWs'.
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Homefront: The Revolution review

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2 years ago

Intent determines whether a word is pejorative or not. That's how words go from merely being abbreviations of nationalities to racist slurs ('Paki'). This can be difficult to judge, especially if you're not there at the time of use, which is why racists in the UK seize on words like 'Paki' and claim they are just abbreviations, like 'Brit', while at the same time retaining them as insults and terms of abuse.

A good part of my academic career was taken up with studying rebellions, insurgencies, and revolutions, and that included studying the language used when one side discussed another and this included dehumanising terms. Racism and xenophobia always come to the fore in such conflicts, it's another way to render the opposition 'Other' and align people with you, signalling your own allegiance. 'Nork' is clearly a racist term, it fits perfectly into what you would expect to see, with the rebels doing their best to demean, insult, and dehumanise their oppressors as short-handedly (not a Trump joke) as possible. You would no more address a North Korean as 'nork' than you would a black man as 'nigger', (unless you were a galloping racist).
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1979 Revolution review

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2 years ago

Sold.
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The Legacy of Rob Daviau, the man who helped flip boardgames on their head

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2 years ago

Really looking forward to Seafall, but Gloomhaven even more so.
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Watch: Chris faces the horror of tank controls in Silent Hill 2

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2 years ago

@Jackie_Chiles Recondite?
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Dark Souls is getting an official board game

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2 years ago

Bizarre decision. Cannot imagine how they got the license given the amount of better choices out there.
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Introducing procedurally-generated co-op survival sim The Wild Eight

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2 years ago

all the usual survival fair
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Hitman's episodic structure explained

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2 years ago

Waiting for the disc release. No offence, but buying it for £45 when I won't actually have most of the game for several months does not attract. If it was broken up into a monthly amount, I could see myself doing it.
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Firewatch dev releases printable maps for co-op navigation

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2 years ago

So I know what I'm doing tomorrow.
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Firewatch review

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2 years ago

@dan_de_la_peche the real plot twist is actually that your mother is a whore.
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Space Grunts is a turn-based spin on Nuclear Throne

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2 years ago

Anything turn-based instantly captures my interest. This looks good.
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Why I play video games

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2 years ago

"I don't think that time in an Islamabad oxygen bar counts"

MI5 have got you down as radicalized now.
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Hard West review

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2 years ago

Oh, and two-stage battles with no checkpoint in between. Fuck that.
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2 years ago

There are some problems. The gameplay aside from the tactical combat (controlling the peons, resources etc) is laborious and just a pain in the arse, it's cumbersome and the menus at each location, map/menu navigation etc are not great.

All the enemies on a level don't work together. It's not as bad as XCOM's bullshit spawn system, but it's irritating when you have eight enemies on the map and only four of them deign to fight you. Enemies and characters look generic; their status screens are fine, the lack of differences in the models, however small, are not.

There's no continuity between scenarios: this is the killer. You customise your characters with guns, equipment, items, good luck charms, ability cards, perks and bonuses, do a few battles with them, and you're onto the next scenario with new characters, or the same character with none of their kit. This is absolute murder on my will to keep playing, and reduces the game from something I could sit down and play all day, to something that I'll play for maybe an hour, or maybe I'll play something else.

The scenarios should have been linked, and not just in the plotlines, but in ways the player can affect. This would have taken a shitload more work, but would have made the game essential. As it is, it's just got an interesting tactical battle system.
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Sony responds to claim PS4 used for terrorist communications

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2 years ago

Well done for not linking to the DM or the Express. They are genuine shittards.
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Job losses at Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche Studios

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3 years ago

These are people being let go, not independent contractors or people doing outsourced work. Those people never join the studio, and are gone as soon as their work on the game is finished (usually long before the game is complete). They're not people who lose jobs when a studio is between projects.
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Watch: Should games be made about 9/11?

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3 years ago

I'm fairly sure 9/11 has already been done. It may not have been a game per se but there was a digital project on it in Second Life, I think?

Nothing is sacred. Someone will do it sooner or later.
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Watch: Hard West is much more than a wild west XCOM

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3 years ago

Doomtown mention sold me on it, love that game.
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Turn-based zombie western Hard West gets a November release date

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3 years ago

Sold!
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Friday the 13th multiplayer game pits seven counselors against Jason

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3 years ago

Backed.
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80 Days review

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3 years ago

This game is the (corseted) tits.
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"I don't want you to get a second-rate experience…"

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3 years ago

"I don't want you to get a second-rate experience…"
Sir, are you aware you are making a Call of Duty title?
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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture studio co-head departs, pens frank blog post why

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3 years ago

She cannot name names. That will end in TCR getting blacklisted. People's jobs are on the line, people she knows and has worked with day after day.
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The Beginner's Guide review

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3 years ago

This sounds excellent. Off to get it now.

(Cue whingeing about the price)
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Rick and Morty co-creator is making a VR game

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3 years ago

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P.T. meets Gone Home in Allison Road, now on Kickstarter

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3 years ago

Brit dev, set in Britain, bloke's got a Yank accent. Can't we keep them out of one thing?
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An hour with Randy Pitchford

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3 years ago

Randy Pitchford doesn't know or remember anyone who he worked with when it comes to culpability. Amazing.

Also, David Eddings the shit writer?
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Tale of Tales is sunsetting its studio following Sunset

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3 years ago

@Baranga You mis-spelled 'mother's basement'.
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Why would someone spend five years retranslating all of Final Fantasy 7?

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3 years ago

It's amazing how threatened people feel by dedication.
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Forget the fantasy, Life is Strange finds its soul in the real world

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3 years ago

Felt like a bit of a risk getting the season pass at first. Turned out completely worth it.
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Sony hires unknown British writer for Metal Gear Solid movie

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3 years ago

But he is also known to be working on a new Marvel-style universe to reboot and cross-over Universal's line-up of classic monster movies (Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man etc.)
So Monster Squad then.
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Video: Shelter 2 is another game about upsetting baby animals

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3 years ago

Why would you play a game about upsetting baby animals.
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 might yet be great, but the episodic structure does it no favours

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3 years ago

It's amazing that game publishers want loads of early adopters to get those big sales numbers ASAP, yet can't figure out how to reward early adopters.
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Video: The Best Sex I've Ever Had (In Games)

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3 years ago

If it's not done well enough to get people off (I've never seen it done that well) then it's difficult for it to be accomplished enough to do anything else. Certainly, there are other potential uses for a sex scene, but the most base is also the most obvious, and games have never been any good at it, at least in purely visual terms.
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Raven's Cry review

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3 years ago

Chris Raven
Fucking well aye. Get that 'writer' shot.
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Evolve thrills, but for how long?

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3 years ago

Those fingers in my hair that sly come hither stare
That strips my conscience bare, it's withcraft.
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Towerfall is adding an Anita Sarkeesian skin

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3 years ago

MRAs literally defending Holocaust apologists.

Fucking listen to yourselves, you fucking nutters.
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