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    Old Games you remember playing but can't remember the name of.

    Mainly looking for two old PC games, the third one is a Hail Mary that I'm not expecting anyone to know the answer to. The first was some sort of point-and-click game, that I think also had minigames interspersed. You were in some kind of space station (or maybe inside a computer?) that had...
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    Jim Sterling Quits Traditional Reviewing

    Yeah, I kinda blame it on a "this is the best this genre has at the moment" attitude. Like you said, X-men's flaws were ignored at the time because it was the best marvel movies had, so I can see the flaws of JRPGs being glossed on for the same reason. Def agree that it isn't hard to see flaws...
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    Jim Sterling Quits Traditional Reviewing

    Sorry for the days-late response Totally agree that we can recognize the flaws of an innovative game on release, was moreso just pointing out that there seems to be a pattern of reviewers ignoring those flaws around release time in such cases, especially since they occasionally may not be...
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    Jim Sterling Quits Traditional Reviewing

    Regarding story and score weight I agree with you 100%. As far as stuff like Arkham or MSG4 having 90+s go, I think there are games out there that legitimately deserve such high scores (Doom 2 comes to mind), but I see where you're coming from what with a disproportionate amount being that high...
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    Jim Sterling Quits Traditional Reviewing

    EZ, there's no negative review for Asylum because it's a well made combat system, and was clearly marketed as a melee/gadget focused stealth/action hybrid. As a result of the game' genre being clear from the start, it was easy for sites to assign the right reviewer for the job, and easy for solo...
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    Twitch Plays Real Life Stream Announced

    Wait, dag, I just read the hurricane Jose article, I got satire'd on, didn't I?
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    Twitch Plays Real Life Stream Announced

    I wouldn't say the article is political insomuch as the creator of the experiment is being overly political about it, but not exactly the author's fault :shrug:
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    Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Will Sell Loot Boxes as Microtransactions

    It's pretty much just the tone, yeah. Also help me out, what's RRP?
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    Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Will Sell Loot Boxes as Microtransactions

    Just an fyi, I broke up beginning to make it more clear what I'm responding to, not to try to take stuff out of context since I know people pull that shit in forum arguments all the time. First off, that's your opinion, which it will remain unless we go full stupid and ask the rest of the...
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    Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Will Sell Loot Boxes as Microtransactions

    So basically what I read here was that you're going to look at any point against your case and say "well I don't accept that as an argument" or "I don't care lol" and continue to just be filled with utter hate and contempt for WB, yeah? Also, it's not the notion that you don't want MTs that's...
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    Ninja Theory's Hellblade Deletes Your Save if You Die Too Many Times

    Tbh I can't tell if you're saying I can't read or that I'm a git-gudder. Maybe it's a sign that I really can't read and my posts until now have only made sense by chance 🤔
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    Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Will Sell Loot Boxes as Microtransactions

    Uh, Injustice 2 has dual currencies (If not four, but iirc 3 are non-MT)? Also, plenty of non-MMO games have dailies. Even single-player shit like Binding of Isaac and Deus Ex. Also Also, thanks for bringing up Easy Fatalities, because they only help prove my point. The fatality inputs in...
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    Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Will Sell Loot Boxes as Microtransactions

    Please, elaborate on how exactly WB burned your trust by being a "typical AAA publisher" because the only bad thing on their track record that comes to mind is bungling Arkham Knight PC and it seems like a pretty big jump in logic to go "this company really fucked up that one PC port, spent...
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    New Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Shows Off Another Nazi TV Show from the Game

    If I had to guess, there's probably a swastika shown at some point that I just didn't notice.
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    Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Will Sell Loot Boxes as Microtransactions

    You seem to be assuming the drop rate of orcs/etc is going to be automatically skewed to intentionally push players to buy the boxes. While it's certainly a valid concern that they may do that, we won't know for sure until the game is out, and it's a bit unfair to assume they will when...