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[GM] SocietyX commented on
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Riot Games is sued because League Of Legends' Striker Lucian Skin looks like a real footballerRiot Games is sued because League Of Legends' Striker Lucian Skin looks like a real footballer
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To be fair it does look almost exactly like him lol
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Twice the number of women play Overwatch than any other FPSTwice the number of women play Overwatch than any other FPS
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Well I'm speaking from my own personal experiences. Maybe some statistics would overall refute that given WoW's MASSIVE population by comparison to other MMOs it might have seemed lower. But I saw way more Females coming into genre since WoW's rise and through it. I'll say more females TODAY seem to play like FFXIV and stuff than WoW though.

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Consider this: what was the reason you saw more women playing MMOs after WoW? Could it have been because WoW had a massive population, and therefore introduced many women to MMOs regardless of whether they constituted 30% or 1% of the player base? Instead of WoW mysteriously having been more appealing to female players at release than it is now?


Counter Strike in absolute terms likely introduced more female players to FPS than any other game in the genre until Call of Duty topped it. Did that happen because these games were appealing to women specifically, or did it happen in spite of their being unappealing simply because these games were so enormously popular in general? One of these seems more likely than the other, to me.

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Wear headphones and let a demon burp words into your ears in Hellblade's new trailerWear headphones and let a demon burp words into your ears in Hellblade's new trailer
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As another bonus - it'll be exactly 50% shorter than it would be if it was full price. Developer's words, not mine.
Also, is there any actual gameplay from this? So far it has been cinematics and staged stuff with ui.
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Guessing you missed the part where the Developers whole vision is to create another 'genre' of sorts where you can deliver AAA quality at an indie style price. Allowing developers to take more risks on smaller games but not having to give up on high quality graphics, controls, options etc.. because they have to inject tons of fluff and senseless crap to justify 60 dollars.

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Twice the number of women play Overwatch than any other FPSTwice the number of women play Overwatch than any other FPS
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I think it's more than that. Blizzard has been on the forefront of getting females into gaming for awhile. WoW really broke open that demographic. Far as like main stream gaming in a non-mobile/Facebook sense. Blizzard marketing is just king and the very smooth gameplay and highly polished visuals and fact they always have such diversity and 'strong' women in Overwatch.

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Actually, QuanticFoundry's statistics seem to refute that notion. WoW is specifically called out as having a much smaller relative female demographic than other fantasy MMORPGs. So small that even a sci-fi MMORPG (SWTOR) has a (relatively) larger female demographic. I'll also point out that Ragnarok Online was released years before WoW...


Blizzard hasn't really pushed for diversity until they started creating games that allowed players to choose from a cast of characters. That is to say: not until Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. WarCraft and StarCraft are if anything the opposite of diverse settings.


Blizzard makes great games, but they really haven't pushed for diversity or attracting female gamers specifically until very, very recently. And it's not like Overwatch (or WoW) is being marketed specifically towards female gamers. If anything, with the overemphasis on e-sports, Overwatch is being marketed heavily towards male gamers instead. What with competition being the primary motivation for male gamers and one of the lower ranked motivations for female gamers (again, according to QuanticFoundry)...

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Fire Pro Wrestling World body slams onto Steam Early Access in Q2 2017Fire Pro Wrestling World body slams onto Steam Early Access in Q2 2017
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This already looks better than any 2k WWE game coming out or that has come outReply
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Had it FPW for GBA, played it for hours and hours and hours. This looks great too, will be getting it.


I just want a HD reskin of Smackdown 2: Know Your Role, as that was the pinnacle of WWE games, plus it's an excellent game.

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5 Months ago
G2A spokesperson turns TinyBuild GDC panel into an argument about fraudulent keysG2A spokesperson turns TinyBuild GDC panel into an argument about fraudulent keys
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What I find funny about this. Whether you like G2A or not, is from way this story is written. This guy comes onto a panel, starts talking about how G2A is a bunch of scum bags who allow fraud to happen. Then the G2A gets up and says "Let's talk about some facts here." And the TinyBuild's guy responds with "You really want to do this at GDC?"

So what this tells me is.. the TB guy is fine with talking trash about how bad G2A is and how it's harming his company. But when the guy defends his company, he doesn't find it appropriate to do so. This is not how you win an argument.
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[GM] SocietyX commented on
6 Months ago
Valve have been trolling you about Half-Life 3Valve have been trolling you about Half-Life 3
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At this point I doubt HL3 will ever surface. It's got too much hype on it which means if it ever released and didn't somehow mean the most everything to everyone, Valve would be blasted on about how the game took THIS long to be THIS not amazingly mind blowing. It would only hurt their revenue streams in Dota 2 and CSGO etc to spend time developing a game that could never be the thing it's hyped to be.
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6 Months ago
Greedfall is the new game from developers of Technomancer and Bound by FlameGreedfall is the new game from developers of Technomancer and Bound by Flame
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Honestly didn't think techomancer was a bad game. It had some flaws no doubt but not bad.
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For Honor uses peer-to-peer networking, but Ubisoft say “no player will have an advantage”For Honor uses peer-to-peer networking, but Ubisoft say “no player will have an advantage”
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As someone who's played the beta's this is as big of a problem as you're probably all assuming it is. The disconnects and issues are numerous and rampant. I haven't noticed a "host advantage" per say but it's hard to know in that beta environment.Reply
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There were 2 alphas, and you just broke the NDA of the second.

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10 Months ago
Palmer Luckey allegedly sent Donald Trump $100,000 for his inauguration Palmer Luckey allegedly sent Donald Trump $100,000 for his inauguration
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Because we know in this world where CEOs keep increasing their own salarys while slashing their employees benefits and giving themselves bonuses after tax payer bail outs is ethical business at work :P

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Aw, I got downvoted? :(


I'm not saying that's what happens at the level of big business, just what business ethics classes will teach that an ideal business would do. Plus, don't people often praise Indie developers for NOT doing what big businesses do, for going by the "ideal business" playbook, with things like ethics (refunding users even under extreme circumstances, such as with Arcen Games and Emergency Raptor), transparency, going the extra mile to appease users, etc...?


Just saying that the typical "darling" indie dev model almost requires this kind of action.

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