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CarterJ responded to RavenHawk's comment in
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EA on Battlefield 5 backlash against women: "This is not ok"EA on Battlefield 5 backlash against women: "This is not ok"
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I would like to point out that calling people who have legitimate complaints from a historical standpoint, that women on the front lines was far from the norm, uneducated is not okay.

There are historical facts that you can't refute because they are inconvenient for you.

Just acknowledge that you're making a game with a fictional alternate history setting. I've never seen anyone complain about Wolfenstein because it was abundantly clear that certain liberties were taken.Reply
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Precisely. There is nothing at all wrong with observing historical reality. There's nothing wrong with having women serving as frontline soldiers in your fantastical reimagination of WW2 either.


But it is most definitely "Not OK" to try and use blatant bullying and shaming tactics (e.g. "uneducated") to insult people who acknowledge the composition of the armed forces that actually saw combat in WW2. The way this was done by EA/Dice indicates this was a planned controversy from the beginning, and that type of sexist marketing tactic is reprehensible.

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Fallout 76 will have private serversFallout 76 will have private servers
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I don't have a problem with them making a new and different entry into the series. I'm not a huge fallout fan to begin with. I had gotten my hopes up from the reveal trailer that it might be something I would want to play with my friends, but further information is showing that it's probably not something I'm interested in pursuing.

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Ah yeah fair enough, i'm just used to reading threads upon threads of fans raging out cause its not single player, and im just like common, everyone screams for change and unique stuff, they try something new and everyone loses it, even though it looks awesome(for me). and they even said the next fallout is a traditional single player. people.. sigh..

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RavenHawk responded to The Chimpy Man comment in
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EA on Battlefield 5 backlash against women: "This is not ok"EA on Battlefield 5 backlash against women: "This is not ok"
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The "REALISTIC" Battlefield series has witnessed pinball physics on vehicles, soldiers surfing on the wings of planes, dolphin-diving antics, knives that deal no damage whatsoever, horses half-submerged in walls and zeppelins spinning around like disco balls, and no one batted an eye.

Yet the next upcoming game adds playable ladies, and everyone loses their bloody minds.
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Using the term 'realism' is always going to fall flat in a discussion about battlefield.


However, I suspect the word people are grasping for is authenticity. And what Dice are delivering for Battlefield V (and BF1) is about as far away from an authentic portrayal of those two conflicts as you can get. But that's just my opinion. I don't doubt that there are many naysayers purely because there are playable women in the game. For me, there have been issues dating back over several of the last games.


I'm not going to get it because I haven't enjoyed a battlefield game since BF2. And that's okay. I'll just look for entertainment elsewhere.

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Fallout 76 will have private serversFallout 76 will have private servers
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Agreed... I was hoping for a 'fallout with friends' kind of deal. But this sounds pretty discouraging.

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seems you both didn't watch any of E3 or you would know they said there is a full questline, robobrain from the vault is your quest giver. Also god forbid they make one different style game in the series.

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The trailer for Star Citizen's latest update shows more shootingThe trailer for Star Citizen's latest update shows more shooting
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Honestly, I couldn't help but laugh at this part.


It's closer to the truth to say that everyone who bought into it are waiting on the universe.


Unless there is a deeper, more philosophical meaning behind it. As in your universe consists of waiting... then it's 100% accurate.

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"You're waiting for the Universe" is a bit closer I think.

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RavenHawk responded to JaM comment in
1 Month ago
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia gets harder in next week’s beta updateTotal War Saga: Thrones of Britannia gets harder in next week’s beta update
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they ignore all feedback from old players and this is what end result is..
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I'm pretty much done with the Total War franchise. The aspects that I most enjoyed were streamlined right out of the games starting with Shogun 2. While that one was still enjoyable, Rome 2 was the last straw. And from what I've seen it's only gotten worse.


Now, if they could go back to the mechanics from Rome 1 and/or Medieval 2 and iron out some of the issues those had, I'd be back on board. But unfortunately, the games just continue to get more 'arcade-y' with each release.

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RavenHawk commented on
1 Month ago
EA's loot boxes aren't gambling, according to EAEA's loot boxes aren't gambling, according to EA
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They know exactly what loot boxes are. They're just hiding behind loopholes.

Say casinos rolled out slot machines with a guaranteed $0.05 payout, but it costs $2 to take a spin. We all know that's still gambling but from a legal standpoint it isn't.
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Battle royale probably won’t be coming to Ghost Recon WildlandsBattle royale probably won’t be coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands
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Good.

I'm getting tired of every game trying to cater to everyone and cash in on the latest trends.Reply
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cater to a majority

FTFY

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RavenHawk commented on
3 Months ago
After Parkland shooting, a US lawmaker proposes a tax on violent gamesAfter Parkland shooting, a US lawmaker proposes a tax on violent games
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How about putting such a tax on gun and ammunition sales instead...

Either they're dumb enough to believe videogames are to blame and/or they just see an opportunity to get money from somewhere else. Seeing as how the republican tax reform will see a huge reduction in tax revenue from corporations now.
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RavenHawk commented on
6 Months ago
EA are not giving up on microtransactions, and say cosmetics won’t work for Battlefront 2EA are not giving up on microtransactions, and say cosmetics won’t work for Battlefront 2
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They threw the 'violating canon' argument out the window when they decided that heroes could fight in any time period, example Rey and Boba Fett fighting in the clone wars.
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