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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Old thread is at locking age. With E3 only a couple months out there's a lot of speculation about what we'll see announced and what previously announced titles we'll get release dates or more info about. Anything specific you're all hoping to see? Personally with the recent Sam Fisher event they added to Wildlands I'm really hoping Ubi announce a new Splinter Cell game. The world, as always, needs more stealth games.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Barlog has been involved in some capacity on all of them. He was the art director for the first game, the head director on the second, and started out as director on the third but left the studio after the first few months for reasons that, as far as I know, have never been disclosed. The third game was then taken over by Stig Armussen who's now working on a Star Wars game for Respawn. The original creator of the series was David Jaffe, the Twisted Metal guy, who most recently put out that fucking atrocious 'Drawn To Death' game last year where the announcer talks about how hard his dick is whenever you get a kill. To some extent, Barlog has at least grown up whereas apparently Jaffe never has. Waypoint has become my favorite games media site and podcast for exactly the reasons you mentioned, they're one of the few high profile places regularly publishing this kind of criticism. Highly recommend following them. Personally I really enjoyed this latest game despite the flaws, but I have also enjoyed all of the God of War games. I was certainly ignorant of a lot of the issues with the originals when they were coming out while I was a teenager though, and looking back I find a lot of it incredibly cringe-inducing and off putting. Barlog and the rest of the design team are clearly aware of the issues of the original games, because they do at least make an effort to address Kratos' relationship with violence and anger issues in his lessons to Atreus about being a better man that he was (whilst also teaching him to be an extremely effective killing machine but hey...at least you're not slaughtering innocents this time). But they entirely fail to address the misogyny, whether that's because they feared the backlash from gamergate types or because they just didn't think it was important I don't know. I hope this is something they take to heart and work on improving in the inevitable sequels, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    This isn't the same director who made GOW3 (that guy is at Respawn Entertainment now) but I get where you're coming from. All of the original games were bad in that regard and this one does nothing to address the misogyny of the original trilogy. Dia Lacina published a great piece on Waypoint yesterday about the way women (specifically mothers) are treated (or entirely left out) in the latest game and while not as abhorrent as the older entries there's still a lot more that could be done. https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/wjb5jx/god-of-war-moms
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    Laurel or Yanny?

    I heard yanny first, then it switched to laurel after a few loops. Now I can decide which one I hear. Senses are weird.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    It is a very big departure. There was always climbing and puzzle solving but the combat was pure hack-n-slash with a far more zoomed out camera, sometimes a top down view. I really like the change they made, the combat in this latest one is fantastic.
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    MMA & Boxing 19: Cody Garbrandt's Dance Party

    Yeah, he just grabbed it from a standing position, pulled Albini down and got it lol. Pennington's corner telling her to go back in after she told them she was done was disgusting. All she was going to do was take more punishment, that fight was over.
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    MMA & Boxing 19: Cody Garbrandt's Dance Party

    Capoeira kick knockout on the UFC prelims was pretty fucking cool to see. Vitor officially retires after being on the receiving end of a front kick KO from Lyoto.
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    This new forum is the bomb!

    Chrome on a PC. I just figured it out though, my ad block was preventing the drop down menu from opening. I whitelisted the board and it works now. Now I have a lovely background of Storm's End.
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    This new forum is the bomb!

    The background switcher doesn't work for me so it's Casterly Rock forever I suppose I really like the new look though.
  10. New Arctic Monkeys album out today after a five year gap. I wasn't sure about it at first but after a few listens it's really grown on me. The whole thing is a concept album about a washed up musician living out his final days as the house act at a hotel on the moon. Very melancholy lounge music and a whole lot of David Bowie vibes. Batphone is my favorite track at the moment.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Heh, it's been so long I don't even remember specifically what happens in which game, just the bare bones of what happened.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    It's really fantastic overall. Thankfully the story of the previous games isn't anything that can't be easily summed up. Just read the wikipedia pages or watch one of the many recap videos on YouTube and you'll know all you need to know. Or don't, this game doesn't rely on you knowing what happened before but I do think it helps with context to have at least a basic idea.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Finished God of War last night and ended up deciding to get the platinum trophy since there were only a couple left that I needed. Now I'm kinda sad that it's over. Really great game, though the MacGuffin Carousel starts to wear a little thin in the last few hours of the main plot, I'm looking forward to the sequel. END GAME SPOILERS: Restarted my Battletech campaign since the last one got pretty much ruined from a terrible mission that left two of my best pilots dead and all of my best mechs pretty much destroyed. Hopefully this next one goes better. Though I probably won't be playing it much for a while as the Destiny 2 DLC comes out tomorrow and I plan to jump back into that.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Most of the time it's dependent on facing and dice rolls. If you right click an enemy mech you can see which general areas your attack will hit with a red outline around the diagram of the mech that pops up on the top of the screen. A red outline around the whole thing means you're attacking them front on, if it's only one side you're only going to hit that side, it'll outline the back if you're behind them etc. The specific parts that you hit are randomly determined. You can also do a "Called Shot" to choose a specific body part and increase your chances of hitting it (still dependent on dice rolls though). It's a separate ability on your hot bar and it costs morale points to use. Unless you're attacking a downed mech, then every shot is a free called shot.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Battletech and Frostpunk both look great, looking forward to picking both of those up in the near future. For now though I'm working on Dad of War. This game is pretty fucking awesome so far. Combat can be pretty tough even on normal difficulty. I'm playing on a Pro at 4K HDR and this might take Horizon's spot as the best looking console game I've ever played.
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    MMA & Boxing 19: Cody Garbrandt's Dance Party

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BhqJTQvjzOI/ You gotta love Condit, man.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    I only ever bought it on PS3. If it ever drops below 30 bucks in a steam sale I might buy it for PC but I haven't seen that happen yet.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Speaking of Splinter Cell & Metal Gear I don't know if any of you saw this already, but the Sam Fisher update for Wildlands included this little reference. I thought it was pretty cool. https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/984066835422351362 They're still making an ungodly amount of money on GTA5 so it's not too surprising I guess. I was listening to the Giant Bombcast from earlier this week and they were talking about GTA5 being the most profitable entertainment product in history apparently. 90 million copies sold and over 6 billion dollars in revenue. I am so ready for any news on Cyberpunk.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    1 through 3 was definitely the high point of the series. Chaos Theory (the third one) is one of the best stealth games ever made in my book. Things really went downhill after that though. They turned it into more of a cover shooter with Conviction and that was the last one I played. I heard Blacklist is better and I might give it a shot at some point though. My only worry is that they'll turn it into another open world action game because it's Ubisoft.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    God of War is getting glowing reviews across the board. Patrick Klepek's in particular has kinda sold me on it. https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/kzxxwx/god-of-war-review
  21. All I can say is that if the actual season doesn't feature at least 20 minutes of a dog playing piano it will be a total failure.
  22. The Westworld show runners did a AMA on the sub-reddit the other day, and offered to post a video outlining the entire plot of season 2 if their post got enough up-votes. The idea being to combat inadvertent spoilers that end up getting out to the regular viewers as a result of the obsessive speculation of the types of people who visit sub-reddits for specific shows. Well, the post met its goal and they have delivered. Proceed with caution.
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    MMA & Boxing 19: Cody Garbrandt's Dance Party

    Despite all the madness and cancellations there were still some damn good fights last night. Magomedsharipov vs Bochniak was probably FOTN. That trip in round 2 was so slick it didn't even look real at first and the last 30 seconds was just wild. Rose proving the first fight was not a fluke and looking impressive as hell out-striking Joanna for three rounds. I was really hoping it was turning around when JJ started coming back in 3 and 4 but she couldn't keep it up in the 5th. Let's make Khabib vs Tony finally happen now please.
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    MMA & Boxing 19: Cody Garbrandt's Dance Party

    Turns out it's Khabib vs Iaquinta tomorrow night after all, Iaquinta not eligible to win the belt though because he didn't make 155. http://mmajunkie.com/2018/04/al-iaquinta-meets-khabib-nurmagomedov-at-ufc-223-but-only-nurmagomedov-can-win-title Al pulling a huge upset win would be the cherry to top off this entire fiasco of a week
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    MMA & Boxing 19: Cody Garbrandt's Dance Party

    Pettis: https://twitter.com/KarynBryant/status/982279364476715009 Felder: https://twitter.com/felderpaul/status/982282848307572738 Al Iaquinta also not an option: https://twitter.com/aaronbronsteter/status/982282811968143360?s=19 UFC supposed to make an official statement at a press conference soon. I'm wondering if they postpone the whole thing or just push ahead with Rose/Joanna as main event.
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