It’s disappointing in the sense that it’s monetizing a “movement” that was meant to upset the balance between the rich and the poor--and then it just became another way to make money. Yeah, I never bought into the “Robin Hood” narrative of game stonks, but it’s still disappointing to see it get absorbed into the… Read more
Really? I though ‘14 was way better than KOTM. Yeah KOTM is colorful, but ‘14 absolutely nails the horror sci-fi setting of the original film. And there’s nothing in KOTM that matches the HALO jump.
Oh yeah there’s a lot of Skull Island here. Just some brutal, brutal fights here. Apparently everything is A-Ok if the blood is green.
This is the movie you bring your friends, have a couple of beers, and watch on the biggest screen imaginable. This is what I wanted KOTM to be. Hell, this is what I wanted Pacific Rim to be. Just a full on wrestling match between two titans. I think I shouted “Fuck Yeah” at my tv screen at least seven times.
Also the… Read more
I mean he’s been full asshole for awhile. It’s obvious that Kotick doesn’t give a shit about video games in any capacity other than the profit it’ll give him. More importantly he’ s a rich asshole who most certainly would like to ensure he stays rich. Hence his donations to Trump and hiring of Trump goons. Read more
What ZWis is doing is what a lot of these alt right dorks do: contrarianism for the sake of contrarianism. And I’m sure he gets off of being a troll because it allows him live his own fantasy of being the one sane man here.
I love Lost Odyseey and straight up agree that it’s the true successor to Square’s run of Final Fantasy games post-Playstation. Just a gorgeous game all around.
I feel like I’m forever chasing that high that is Fallout: New Vegas. I just got sucked into that game, largely because it felt like you can do anything. Fallout IV was fine. I played a lot of it, but it didn’t really scratch that same itch.
I tried a bit of Fallout 76—it was...fine. I played it now that people are… Read more
Because a large amount of video games are actually fairly pedestrian narrative wise and are largely held up by their game mechanics. It’s extremely hard to replicate the highs of a video game in film form.
This. Anytime I catch The View since my mom watches it religiously, you can tell the other women fucking hate her...but any publicity is good publicity. And until she says something outright racist--she stays.
Right. Violent crime overall has been decreasing for decades, and that even includes the recent spikes due to covid. But you wouldn’t know that if you all you watched was the local news,
But it IS a somewhat new approach. Most stuff about war either goes hard on the Vietnam style “war is hell and it turns men into psychopaths” or on the “hoorah, win one for the gipper” style of COD. And those are fine, but not the only way to tell these stories. Read more
if the US had invaded Iraq and actually successfully accomplished its mission of democracy building, with Iraq turning into a reasonably functional democracy, would you still have opposed it? Read more
It looks fine. But there are other games that offer similar simulations on the PC
I think the point the article is making is that the developer doesn’t seem to see a reason to follow Iraqi stories, yet includes a moment with the civilians to seem “shocking.” The problem with video games is that what’s shocking once, becomes normalized when it becomes gameplay mechanic. It’s just another thing.
Problem is that’s not how they’re selling it. They are legitimately calling out other military shooters while simulatenously declaring their game as an authentic “documentary” about a real-life event.
You’re setting up expectations by doing that.
“but normal people don’t murder other people just because they can get away with it.”
ummm, hate to break it to you. But people commit murder for banal reasons such as that. That’s kind of the point about destabilizing a country: you allow a lot of bad faith actors to reek havok.
Sure the United States can be faulted… Read more