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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus tears up New Orleans, but focuses too heavily on gunplayWolfenstein 2: The New Colossus tears up New Orleans, but focuses too heavily on gunplay
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I suspect there will be more in the rest of that game that shows the evils of the villains you fight. It was the same in the new order, there are levels that don't show that side all that much and others that do. This new Orleans mission seems to be more about the spectacle and set pieces (which makes it ripe for a demo since that is the main focus of these games after all).

I can't imagine that they would remove those elements since part of the praise of the first game was about how it could somehow have those grounded moments, in a game where you also shoot nazis on the moon and have bits of humour. Without them feeling at odds with each other or like an ill conceived parody.

If I remember correctly the marketing and previews for the original never touched on those elements much either. Which is why it surprised everyone.Reply
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Hi, Kinth! Thanks for your comment, that's exactly how I feel about the first game.


I'm hoping that this is just a one off as I love the tone of The New Order. What felt uncomfortable about the New Orleans section was that the whole city was a ghetto being purged by Nazis, which is exactly the sort of situation where you need that grounded tone.


Cheers!

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Kinth! commented on
1 Month ago
Middle-earth: Shadow of War was balanced with microtransactions turned offMiddle-earth: Shadow of War was balanced with microtransactions turned off
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I don't care if it's playable, it's greedy. Full priced game, plenty of planned DLC and micro transactions on top. Does the game give me anything in return for that system being there (which they themselves clearly no is a negative since they have to claim it doesn't affect the game), such as free content? No. I have no proof that MT's haven't affected the games design. So WB/Monolith you can keep your game. You clearly have no respect for your customers and see them as nothing more than big piles of money. You just want to get your hands into the pockets of those who just can't say no to a slot machine. Why not cut out the middle man and go make gambling machines like Konami?

As NBA 2k18 has shown, the more we abide it the further devs and publishers will push it. Shadow of War and Destiny 2 can both feck off. I doubt enough people will say no to these games to make devs change their minds (especially when people con themselves into thinking that buying the game but not the MT's is not supporting this shitty practice), but supporting this shite wont be weighing on my conscience at least.
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Kinth! commented on
1 Month ago
Videogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victimsVideogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victims
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"As entertainers, we have an obligation beyond just entertaining." - No they don't. Entertainers have one obligation, to entertain. Acting like games have to be some kind of statement is kind of the problem, if your game wants to make a statement then fair enough. Don't rail on others for not doing what you want though. Some people still play games purely for entertainment. This statement also doesn't really make sense, because at some point it stops being entertainment for most people (or should). I don't find hearing how millions were killed in horrible ways in a truly horrific event, particularly entertaining. It not being entertainment doesn't mean it doesn't belong in games, since entertainment isn't the only use for games. Trying to mix that and entertainment is just going to lead to a very jarring experience.

Ari himself doesn't follow his own statement. Where has Ari gone beyond entertainment in State of Decay 2, a game that also picked an easy thoughtless enemy set. Are you going to get every zombie's personal story before you kill them, to force you to remember that they were once human before you slaughter a horde of them?

It's also not worth it for devs to tackle these issues. They will just get shit for it from both sides including the side they thought would agree with them. I can already see it " Bethesda are trying to paint Nazi's as likeable people to make it harder to kill them! They sympathise with neo-nazis!" because in the world of outrage culture there is no way to appease the far on either side, let alone both.

Any political debate they hoped to foster will just get lost in the fog when the far parts of both sides start flinging shit at each other. Then comment sections will just get shutdown when sites think they are going to see opinions they don't agree with. Just like PCGamesN does on most of their political news, but you still make sure to get your opinion in there. Which is somewhat contradictory when it seems you are dying to start a political discussion. I'm sure the excuse will be "We saw was harassment/misogyny/sexism/racism!" and I don't doubt that you did see some (though on the other end many see any criticism of these political groups as harassment). Shutting down discussion over it just means they win though. Picking or choosing what you are willing to discuss doesn't foster good or healthy discussion.

I would like to see a game that shows that many Nazi's believed they were the the good guys. The idea of believing you are doing good/are the good guy and the things people are willing to do for that belief, can be extremely dangerous. It's also a great juxtaposition for how many war games these days are propaganda for our war efforts, where we have invaded countries believing we are the good guys. Such a game would get slaughtered critically though because people would miss the point (accidentally or purposefully). I don't think game devs who are unwilling to tackle these issues are cowards. Most people don't go into that industry to make a political statement.
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LawBreakers director points to Warframe as an example of escaping low player countsLawBreakers director points to Warframe as an example of escaping low player counts
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1. Warframe is free to play.

2. Warframe never had particularly low player counts. Sure if you do the comparison between now and beta/launch, the numbers have risen dramatically. It was never failing though. It's player count was always growing. Lawbreakers player count is shrinking.


I don't want the game to fail or anything but it's not going to survive if this is the best argument they can come up with. Give it a free weekend and let people see what it is like now. Doing that pretty much saved R6 Seige.Reply
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Actually Warframe did drop by several thousands in its concurrency statistics for about half a year after its launch boom.


Still, I don't see how only patching is going to solve the lack of players. Yes it will fix some of the problems that pushed a part of its community away, but it's already a good game that's worth playing. What it really needs is more people trying it out and it can get that by being more easily accessible to a wider audience: a free weekend might help some, but free-to-play is more likely to really benefit the game's player base in the long-run.

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Belimawr responded to Kinth!'s comment in
3 Months ago
First Kil’jaeden kill video, World of Warcraft’s "hardest ever boss," is now liveFirst Kil’jaeden kill video, World of Warcraft’s "hardest ever boss," is now live
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Hmmm it is explained why he has shrunk? I know nothing about the lore but I remember him being a lot bigger in TBC.Reply
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was a very cold day the second time.

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Banned PUBG streamer DrDisRespect creates a new account and taunts devsBanned PUBG streamer DrDisRespect creates a new account and taunts devs
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I don't think we are really seeing the character anymore, I think the real personality is bleeding through. He seems genuinely upset and seems to to think the ban wasn't justified. Which it clearly was, you don't get to be an ass hole and spoil the game for others just because you are a popular streamer.

I was a watcher of his stream and have decided to no longer watch. I get that it's a character but that doesn't mean you can be an utter ass hole. He of all people should know not to shit on devs, he was part of a dev team himself.

I do like how he claims the game is only worth $5, yet could only handle a single day of not streaming it, his ban was temporary and he couldn't wait out the time. I hope they find a way to perma ban him for ban evading.Reply
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It is rare that I see an online character that stays an online character for long.

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Kirk McKeand responded to Kinth!'s comment in
5 Months ago
The PS4 is "like a five-year-old PC" and is holding games back, says developerThe PS4 is "like a five-year-old PC" and is holding games back, says developer
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No worries, it just looked a little odd that one line was missing. I will remove my tinfoil hat for the time being.


All in all, after re-reading the interview it seems he is just on about consoles in general anyway.

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Yeah, genuinely just filled that in. It makes more sense that he was talking about vanilla consoles, because even with these mid-gen upgrades, devs have to make sure games run on vanilla systems. So in a way, the Pro and Xbox One X are holding back games by not being completely new-gen systems.

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Kinth! commented on
5 Months ago
The PS4 is "like a five-year-old PC" and is holding games back, says developerThe PS4 is "like a five-year-old PC" and is holding games back, says developer
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Erm where does it say PS4 pro?

I don't know how you have jumped to that conclusion from what was actually said. Here is the quote in full with the one line where it states what he was pointing at, the one line very conveniently left out of your own quoting despite quoting everything around it:
"You want the honest truth? This machine is not so strong as you think," Fares says, pointing to the PS4 running his game. "This is like a five-year-old PC. If consoles were as powerful as PCs are today, you would see all different games. Most of the work developers put out there is to make them work on consoles."

Oh look it just states PS4, with absolutely no hint or mention of the Pro. The PS4 is a 4 year old machine that was low-mid end PC specs when it came out, that statement makes a lot of sense.

Let's not sink to these sorts of tactics.
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Kinth! commented on
5 Months ago
Everything we know ahead of Microsoft's E3 2017 press conferenceEverything we know ahead of Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference
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It's going to be embarrassing if the biggest thing for Scorpio is a third party title. Crackdown is popular but its not a system seller. Sea of Thieves is unproven so wont sell systems. Forza isn't a system seller.

The biggest thing here is Anthem and I will be surprised if they have managed to wrangle even a timed exclusive on that considering the Xbox Ones market share currently.

I suspect they will announce some new first party titles but I will be surprised if they are out at Scorpio launch (Assuming it is this year). There is no Xbox One game I can think of where a graphics upgrade will convince people to buy an updated model.

State of Decay 2 is the one I am hoping to see and get a release date for.
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Kinth! commented on
7 Months ago
There’s a Prey demo out on consoles, but it's not coming to PCThere’s a Prey demo out on consoles, but it's not coming to PC
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Well at least they have inadvertently let us know to avoid another shitty port. No reviews suggests bigger problems.
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