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    The Creator of DOOM/Quake announced a new FPS, Blackroom

    Lol. Dont blow it this time Romero. Were countin on ya
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    Video Games versus film

    Depends on what the dev's pursuit is. Even though you may not get the best immersive oscar-bait realization of a story out of a video game, its still important to prioritize, the structure of the gameplay, the level and how the character progresses first, and everything else is window dressing...
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    Damsel Rescuers or Tactical Advantages? Rarely debated aspect of Tropes v Women

    Yeah but to be fair she just lost her sister and got a new weapon she never used while Oswald was pretty much bred to fight*, afterwards she gains much more experience as the plot progress.
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    Damsel Rescuers or Tactical Advantages? Rarely debated aspect of Tropes v Women

    Not really, if I remember correctly the battle between them was pretty early, and Gwendolyn's feats are far superior:
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    Damsel Rescuers or Tactical Advantages? Rarely debated aspect of Tropes v Women

    Just go to the supermarket on the morning of Valentine's Day. Even better, go in the evening.
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    Damsel Rescuers or Tactical Advantages? Rarely debated aspect of Tropes v Women

    I think there are some JRPG's with this kind of thing, like Ion from Tales of the Abyss or in Odin Sphere (and Bayonetta 2). I think the problem is that the amount of people who would buy that game won't be too high, especially if it will be presented in a way that exists solely to invert gender...
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    Damsel Rescuers or Tactical Advantages? Rarely debated aspect of Tropes v Women

    I think that trying to decode Mario or Zelda is rather a waste of time, both series were made in the early days of narrative ability, this were incredibly simple, with the style and mythos being so iconic it can't really change, there's no deeper meaning in the tropes rather then what people...
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    Damsel Rescuers or Tactical Advantages? Rarely debated aspect of Tropes v Women

    In Zelda aren't the pieces of the Triforce effectively Rock Paper Scissors? As in, the holder of the Triforce of Wisdom literally can't beat the holder of the Triforce of Power?
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    The Apparent Anti-Intellectualism of Gamer Culture

    Exactly. For all his quirks, there are reasons behind Totalbiscuit's popularity and mostly consistent performance analysis that other reviewers have glossed over or not given as thoroughly is one of them.
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    Should a head-shot always be a one-shot-kill?

    Yeah. Even if they don't die, sensitive mental faculties are up there. It'd be pretty incapacitating anyways. A bigger question here I'd posit is really the success of MMO'ing shooters from this and Destiny. Save for some exceptions like Deus Ex,Witcher and ME2 there are only so many games you...
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    Damsel Rescuers or Tactical Advantages? Rarely debated aspect of Tropes v Women

    Sorry for the reddit crosspost. Just been thinking about this for awhile. I remember a friend of mine brought this point up in past conversations during the height of the first few Tropes vs. Women videos. And it'd be nice if we actually had some gamers discuss this aspect on their channels...
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    The Apparent Anti-Intellectualism of Gamer Culture

    Good lord you guys really get into it. Ok just because gamers are put off by the admonishments of potential negatively influential western jingoism that are being ascribed to The Division does not mean they are anti intellectual. Trust me, you will never find a deeper meta analysis or...
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    Poll: Watchdogs Ending (real world hypothetical)

    Considering all thats going on with cybersecurity recently in the news, I thought about the inevitably of the real world cTOS, or a minority report style network governing a city, and Aiden and Damien's wreckless endangerment of traffic, steam pipes, bank accounts, power grids, widescreens, and...
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    Thoughts on Narrative in games (again...)

    If you deliberately avoid games that try, how will you ever know if one succeeds?
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    Thoughts on Narrative in games (again...)

    If I understood correctly it's the ye old "pure gameplay vs. gameplay with cinematics", the problem is that it's usually filled completely with nostalgia goggles, even if you take the "best" remembered "pure" FPS, Half Life 1 and 2, their plot kinda sucks. The problem with modern FPS games...