Mortal Dictata
12:52 PM

Cool, you’re decidedly in the minority however. That game sold gangbusters and did very good numbers with critics and fans alike. Especially the Spider-Man fans I know, of which I am one.

11:52 AM

If Sony announces for a launch window: God of War 2, Spider-Man 2, Horizon Zero Dawn 2, or something insane all this talk of Teraflops over the past few months will start looking really silly. Power doesn’t sell consoles games do. If Sony doesn’t announce something big like that (or a slew of solid 1st and 3rd party Read more

5:40 PM

If it makes you feel any better, consider the tens of millions of dollars in VC money this company will burn through before it fails just because a group of tech bros convinced a group of finance bros to pay for it.

5:37 PM

Yep, it’s definitely the females who make the bros embarrassed to show their feelings and support their friends. Definitely the females at fault. 

5:29 PM

It’s just like “bro wipes” and “bro yogurt” and all that other crap that I didn’t believe men were gullible enough to throw money at for the sake of their man card.

3:05 PM

You really summed up what’s been feeling so off about this game for me even before the leaks came out. Naughty Dog seemed to be poised to move further away from combat and continue to evolve the character storytelling, but TLOU2 from the jump seemed to turn the opposite way, with them putting out gameplay/cutscene Read more

9:11 PM

Agreed, much of the appeal of the Last of Us comes from it’s narrative and world building. I’ve tried to completely avoid any story spoilers because the story/narrative is the only thing that’s going to keep me motivated to keep up with the moment to moment gameplay. Read more

8:04 PM

Elle kind of seems like a huge jerk in this one. I guess she’s Part 2's version of Joel, which is really unfortunate because the hyper-realism of the kills & the graphics kind of make her seem unredeemable, and the amount of work they’ve put into the “enemies” and their backstories makes this even more...gross? I Read more

6:46 PM

For sure, these NPC are actively being given a sense of humanity in lieu of typical cannon-fodder we’re accustomed to ruthlessly mowing down. These showcases hardly ever show the supposed enemy of the series. 

5:50 PM

Oof. So much this. I wasnt going to play it because the first game's gameplay wasnt my thing, but damn I'm glad I don't have to worry about it.

5:42 PM

I agree. This is just violence for the spectacle of violence. It’s not forwarding the plot, and in a plot-heavy series it’s just gross. I’ve split many a folks into numerous pieces in violent games over the years, but the instances on display here actively turn my stomach. 

9:25 PM

Okay but is Jimmy going to apologize for being a medicore white male in an industry where plenty of women and POC (who don’t do fake laughing and fake water spitting) would do a lot better job than he ever could?

3:02 PM

Apparently, Harry hates the term “Megxit” because it implies Meghan was the one who wanted to leave the U.K., though it is a convenient pun. Perhaps “Susxit” Read more

11:54 AM

You can cool it on shitting on a little kid, who for all intents and purposes—even if he wasn’t the intended audience—was right. The first Assassin’s Creed has pityingly little to do outside of the main storyline, which the Devs agreed on, and the game would’ve been criticized for it. Read more

12:27 PM

The thing that so many people miss about VR is the social cost of it; if you live in a home with other people (spouse, partner, children, roommates, whatever) you’re deliberately separating yourself from them in order to play VR. Read more

10:32 PM

They did intend to include trans characters that were nixed by the studio in the original film, and, at least, Lana has gone on record that she was exploring trans themes in her work both subconsciously and consciously, including “The Matrix”. Really if you look at all the Wachoski’s works there are themes of Read more

6:58 PM

The Anglo Saxons were invaders themselves, a few hundred years earlier, pushing the existing Briton tribes out of most of their lands and warring with them to force them into their burgeoning kingdom and later to adopt their religion. It’s not like the Anglo Saxons were some indigenous peoples being colonized. They Read more

11:33 AM

Yeah, I have thought about playing some PSVR games (and even got very close to impulse buying a bunch more of them when we started staying at home) but then I think about plugging everything back in and putting contacts on and I just can’t be bothered. I know it won’t even be that big of a hassle but I just never feel Read more