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  1. Comment on Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer in ~movies

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    Disney now has a track record of some odd attempts at being "woke" (check out that video linked) with some of the additions they have made to "fix" up their classic stories. The linked video is a...

    Disney now has a track record of some odd attempts at being "woke" (check out that video linked) with some of the additions they have made to "fix" up their classic stories. The linked video is a good overall coverage of Disney, but there's one specifically about Beauty and the Beast that goes more in depth about what happened in that movie's changes specifically.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Marvel Studios' Black Widow - Official Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    It could be that Taskmaster looks a bit too much like Moon Knight, who is getting his own show.

    It could be that Taskmaster looks a bit too much like Moon Knight, who is getting his own show.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The Steam Autumn Sale is now live - runs until Dec 3 at 10 AM PST in ~games

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    No indications, Valve are infamously tight-lipped. But Valve seem to have gone fully into VR. A lot of the tech in their VR controllers is modified or upgraded from the Steam Controller. EDIT:...

    No indications, Valve are infamously tight-lipped. But Valve seem to have gone fully into VR. A lot of the tech in their VR controllers is modified or upgraded from the Steam Controller.

    EDIT: Also, the Steam Link was done away with in a similar way. The technology is now being used to stream Steam games through TVs and phones now.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Half-Life: Alyx in ~games

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    Geoff Keighley said that the game is a 15 hour campaign, so this is a full on game, not just a smaller Half-Life spinoff tech demo.

    Geoff Keighley said that the game is a 15 hour campaign, so this is a full on game, not just a smaller Half-Life spinoff tech demo.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on The most influential board games of the decade, according to four top designers in ~games.tabletop

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    For the same reason that you can't judge a book by its cover. The headline/title/cover is just the headline/title/cover. Judging the entire piece or work with it or against it is not fairly...

    For the same reason that you can't judge a book by its cover. The headline/title/cover is just the headline/title/cover. Judging the entire piece or work with it or against it is not fairly judging the piece (or its place in the greater schema of the format).

    I think you've taken the wrong issue from what I pointed out though. I'm not defending the headline as it stands (I don't think this is a good age for information) but I'm pointing out the assumption that Polygon really was saying that Spelunky—and only Spelunky—is their "most important game of the decade" based solely on the headline, and therefore Polygon's entire outlook is tainted by that "fact", is misguided. If one is to make such a sweeping judgement against the entire publication, the least they can do is look beyond the headline of one article that they've used to base all of their assumptions on.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on The most influential board games of the decade, according to four top designers in ~games.tabletop

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    It's not a point about shitty journalism (I don't think this has anything to do with journalism), it's just a pretty attention-grabbing naming convention. The goal is just to have a good series...

    It's not a point about shitty journalism (I don't think this has anything to do with journalism), it's just a pretty attention-grabbing naming convention. The goal is just to have a good series reviewing the decade. I found it pretty easily by clicking their "Part of our decade in review" button that is at the start of all of their articles. It wasn't like it was hidden or hard to find, they were encouraging discovery after all. I don't think I went to any extraordinary lengths to find this out—this used to be the norm for consuming information.

    And that used to be the purpose of headlines, before this age where clickbait headlines rule and therefore headlines cannot be trusted. Trusting a major outlet's headline to explain the intent of the author these days is kind of like hoping a GOP senator will be ethical. It's not something to be relied on, so it's baffling to me that people still do it.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on The most influential board games of the decade, according to four top designers in ~games.tabletop

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    Except Polygon seems to understand exactly that. That headline is part of a series where multiple games were given articles named "x is the most important game of the decade" from their various...

    Except Polygon seems to understand exactly that. That headline is part of a series where multiple games were given articles named "x is the most important game of the decade" from their various writers. The titling is clearly tongue in cheek but people took it at face value for some reason.

    Why Minecraft is the most important game of the decade

    Why Breath of the Wild is the most important game of the decade

    Why Kentucky Route Zero is the most important game of the decade

    Why Gone Home is the most important game of the decade

    Why Fortnite is the most important game of the decade

    It's crazy to me that so much attention was focused only on the headline, in an age where clickbait headlines rule and therefore headlines cannot be trusted.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on CS:GO: Operation Shattered Web in ~games

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    They prices are dropping faster than ever before. I assume all the market restrictions and regulations have caused values to drop a lot faster than five years ago.

    They prices are dropping faster than ever before. I assume all the market restrictions and regulations have caused values to drop a lot faster than five years ago.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on CS:GO: Operation Shattered Web in ~games

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    The prices are dropping too fast for it to be a good source of cost offset anymore. They're already down to $1.49 (less than @Keegan assumed they'd be) at the time of writing this comment. The...

    The prices are dropping too fast for it to be a good source of cost offset anymore. They're already down to $1.49 (less than @Keegan assumed they'd be) at the time of writing this comment. The chances of getting one are also so low that, at best, you'd maybe get $2.50 back from crate sales by the end of these 16 weeks, assuming they don't fall all the way down to 30c a piece.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on CS:GO: Operation Shattered Web in ~games

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    Jeez I was really excited until I saw the price tag. This is a huge jump over previous Operations passes. The game isn't in a place where one can recoup their money very quickly either, the crate...

    Jeez I was really excited until I saw the price tag. This is a huge jump over previous Operations passes. The game isn't in a place where one can recoup their money very quickly either, the crate prices have already dropped down to $2.50. It was a lot easier to justify participating in these Operations when you could sell a crate the first day for all your money back.

    I like all the content, I like the missions, and I'm always excited to jump back into CSGO and refine my aim skills again. But I think this should have been $10.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've been craving playing more Death Stranding all week but it hasn't be available to me, so I've been putting some time into some other titles. Spyro Reignited is a great time. I think @Deimos...

    I've been craving playing more Death Stranding all week but it hasn't be available to me, so I've been putting some time into some other titles.

    Spyro Reignited is a great time. I think @Deimos covered it pretty well last time. There's just something about this era of collectathon platformers that is a timeless fun, and something that's sort of lost these days (but might be coming back!). I really enjoy the very simple mechanics, worlds, and gameplay juxtaposed with stylish, well-done modern graphics. Only issue is that I'm experiencing a frequent crash when loading between worlds and can't seem to find any info on it. When I load up the game, I'm in that world I was travelling to, so it's not like I'm stuck but it is very inconvenient.

    Dragon Age Origins, I finished the main campaign. I might give it some time before I go back to do any of the DLCs. The ending of the game was a big combat gauntlet with very little narrative to cover it, which I think ended up being the inverse of where I was deriving enjoyment from the game. Still, it's classic Bioware and I forgot how much I missed their format. The system they introduced with companions and liking was an interesting idea, but a little frustrating. I ended up not being able to befriend Stenn at all, no matter how many gifts or conversations I had, so I missed out on his entire storyline. But considering he was being such a mercurial, uptight jackass to me all game long, I'm nonplussed. Leliana ended up being the surprising standout (all I ever heard about going into the game was Morrigan Morrigan Morrigan). It seems there's a certain order to play the DLC so I'll line them up and get them going at some point.

    Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is fantastic. I played the original version back on the X360 and loved it. I picked up the DE very quick since it added in all the extra content from the JP PS3 release that never came out in English or in NA. If you've never played a Tales game or are curious about the series, this is probably the one to go with. Symphonia and Abyss have more legendary reputations but they're also much older than ToV, so they're missing some quality of life features that you may expect. ToV also has a stellar cast and fantastic writing. The first 1/3 of the game may seem stereotypical anime stuff, but then the game starts tearing it all down and it becomes surprisingly subversive, all thanks to its clever, self-aware, almost genre-parody writing. These games are not turn-based JRPGs either, they're action games with various combos you have to create—they're even co-op! All the characters play very differently from each other too, and there's nothing holding you from choosing one of the other characters in the party from being the one you play as throughout the game. It's also a very long game, minimum 100 hours without even being a completionist.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on PayPal would no longer support payments to Pornhub performers in ~finance

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    IIRC they can be disguised, or aliases can be used since PayPal doesn't really verify anything except a linked bank account, which they don't provide to the seller.

    IIRC they can be disguised, or aliases can be used since PayPal doesn't really verify anything except a linked bank account, which they don't provide to the seller.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on PayPal would no longer support payments to Pornhub performers in ~finance

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    Because PayPal maintains privacy in a way that cheques (addresses), and direct deposits (bank account info and real names) don't. Paxum is UK-based (with processing fees based around that) that's...

    Because PayPal maintains privacy in a way that cheques (addresses), and direct deposits (bank account info and real names) don't. Paxum is UK-based (with processing fees based around that) that's also much smaller and more unknown, it's not really something most people even know exists. As for cryptocurrency... well, that's always going to have a low tolerance for adoption and use compared to regular currency.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on PayPal would no longer support payments to Pornhub performers in ~finance

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    The article indicates it's more of a matter of the purpose of the "business payments", not any disputes or other administrative issues.

    The article indicates it's more of a matter of the purpose of the "business payments", not any disputes or other administrative issues.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Inside Xbox - Live from X019 in London in ~games

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    Something else that was announced but not part of the main announcements was that Yakuza 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2 are coming to Xbox after being PlayStation exclusives since the PS2 days. Great...

    Something else that was announced but not part of the main announcements was that Yakuza 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2 are coming to Xbox after being PlayStation exclusives since the PS2 days.

    Great news for Xbox owners, these are excellent games.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on In 2020, I can no longer abide the 100-hour RPG in ~games

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    The person who keeps putting words in the other person's mouth has no grounds to accuse the other person of "bad faith". This entire conversation has been me telling you to stop making up...

    The person who keeps putting words in the other person's mouth has no grounds to accuse the other person of "bad faith". This entire conversation has been me telling you to stop making up arguments I did not say and then arguing against those phantom points.

    This comment is no exception. I'm not going to engage with this ridiculously hostile and aggressive style of yours any further, it's just argument for the sake of argument. It's asinine that you would accuse me of "being on offense" when all of your comments (in this entire comment section—that Bioshock 2 comment of yours is prime "yikes" material) have been condescending, pointed, accusatory, and deflective. Now it's getting into you trying to blame me for everything without any acknowledgement about how you keep assuming what I said and never once seeking to clarify. You still can't even give a summary of what I did say and why, can you? Honestly, it's like arguing with teenagers on reddit all over again, I'm done with it.

    Frankly, (and this is, quite literally, all of what I have to say—you'll note none of it is in any of your comments despite all of your "SO YOU'RE SAYING X" statements) I just want you to just be honest that you hate all open world action RPGs and stop pretending like you have some reasonable criticism about games of that kind when it all just boils down to "they should be any other game at all", especially with all the discrete, separated, and frankly bad points you did bring up between the two games (especialllllly for reviving that zombie of "ludonarrative dissonance" fad criticism that should have died 4 years ago). That's not criticism, that's just finding reasons to complain about something you don't like under the guise of identifying "problems". It's armchair criticism.

  17. Comment on Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet over 'you people' rant in ~sports

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    Ron Maclean has a 30 year long career of either smiling and nodding politely or getting told to shut up by Don Cherry, live on the air.

    Ron Maclean has a 30 year long career of either smiling and nodding politely or getting told to shut up by Don Cherry, live on the air.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Wow, I didn't think it would result in such a shortlist. Layers of Fear is supposed to be pretty good, though!

    Wow, I didn't think it would result in such a shortlist. Layers of Fear is supposed to be pretty good, though!

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Red Dead Redemption 2 PC: Every graphics setting tested + Xbox One X comparison in ~games

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    Yes! I've been waiting for this one. I'm waiting for the Steam release of RDR2 (more as a loose timeline for stability patches to be provided, and to get through Death Stranding, not for the...

    Yes! I've been waiting for this one. I'm waiting for the Steam release of RDR2 (more as a loose timeline for stability patches to be provided, and to get through Death Stranding, not for the launcher preference) but I've been hoping to find out what the graphics options will be like. GTAV was a marvel for me, with how gorgeous and detailed it looked on PC, especially after seeing it run on console. With all the graphical techniques I've seen going into RDR2 on console (which DF also covered well), I've been waiting to see what DF can pull out of the PC experience.

    2 votes