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MGS was good back then but I tried replaying it about five years ago and talk about not aging well,… graphics, mechanics, terrible cut scenes, it was hard to get past it and I gave up
Honestly, a remastered would be glorious on today's consoles. Unfortunately I don't see Konami and Kojima working that out...
 

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I'm still playing Kingdom Come, but I've realized I'm entirely spending too much time actively doing nothing. I've been roaming the countryside looking for Bandits and Cumans to slay and loot. I'm running into guards that decide to stop me indiscriminately and pick fights because of my low reputation...and then I revenge murder them in an alley. I'm taking part in the tourney each chance I get. Murdering more guards because they have the audacity to stop me and search me for stolen goods. That sort of thing.

I did finish the sidequest with the old whore that wants revenge on her husband that threw her out, took her dowry, and pretended she didn't exist anymore. I guess I'm supposed to feel bad that I gave her a dagger that allowed her to kill the guy and his new wife...and she didn't bother to reward me really...but that whole story was a bit satisfying so 10/10, would endorse slaying bastard husbands again.
 
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A dirty Stormcloak would,… I have a bad rep in the monetary but don’t really know why. However I will amend. I’m a Slavic hero everywhere else,… as only a good Imperial can be.
 
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A dirty Stormcloak would,… I have a bad rep in the monetary but don’t really know why. However I will amend. I’m a Slavic hero everywhere else,… as only a good imperial can be.
Oddly enough I'm mostly a Robin Hood type. Everyone loves me but the guards, and the guards have never really caught me doing anything...however I did help out the refugees with their quests, which apparently lowers your rep with the Rattay guards. I know there's some quests to raise rep with them, but I've been holding off to make sure there's nothing else I need to do that might lower guard rep.
 

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I'm still playing Kingdom Come, but I've realized I'm entirely spending too much time actively doing nothing. I've been roaming the countryside looking for Bandits and Cumans to slay and loot. I'm running into guards that decide to stop me indiscriminately and pick fights because of my low reputation...and then I revenge murder them in an alley. I'm taking part in the tourney each chance I get. Murdering more guards because they have the audacity to stop me and search me for stolen goods. That sort of thing.

I did finish the sidequest with the old whore that wants revenge on her husband that threw her out, took her dowry, and pretended she didn't exist anymore. I guess I'm supposed to feel bad that I gave her a dagger that allowed her to kill the guy and his new wife...and she didn't bother to reward me really...but that whole story was a bit satisfying so 10/10, would endorse slaying bastard husbands again.

Gah Evil Henry, you will love the mission later on where you rescue a poor woman from a prostitution situation and then in one last moment before she gains her freedom you can demand her to open her legs one final time as payment.
 

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Gah Evil Henry, you will love the mission later on where you rescue a poor woman from a prostitution situation and then in one last moment before she gains her freedom you can demand her to open her legs one final time as payment.
And betray Theresa? What kind of monster do you think I am?!
Well, there are the bath maids that occasionally give me the rub and tug while my clothes are being laundered...
And then there's Lady Stephanie...but that was one time!
And....well....shit.
 

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And betray Theresa? What kind of monster do you think I am?!
Well, there are the bath maids that occasionally give me the rub and tug while my clothes are being laundered...
And then there's Lady Stephanie...but that was one time!
And....well....shit.

Lol Theresa will call you out on the old bath maid usage eventually haha


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Lol Theresa will call you out on the old bath maid usage eventually haha


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She...uhh...has a few times already...and apparently there's a mole in the bath house hierarchy that has been feeding her information! So far I've been able to talk my way out of the consequences, but the pressure is mounting.
 

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Gah Evil Henry, you will love the mission later on where you rescue a poor woman from a prostitution situation and then in one last moment before she gains her freedom you can demand her to open her legs one final time as payment.
Sounds like date #3 for Brick...
 

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Just finished the Rope for Money quest in Kingdom Come... that was pretty detailed, well thought out, and executed side mission. Once you adjust to this game it's really fun. I think it was so difficult to me bc I hadn't played a PC game since the 90s and even thought it's still on PS5 it still just plays different than what I'm used to.
 

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Literally looks like Chinese Nioh. I'll try it out since it's on gamepass, but I wasn't a huge Nioh 1 fan. Didn't play the second one, but just found the gameplay boring after a while. And so much trash loot that I spent too much time in menus
 

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Literally looks like Chinese Nioh. I'll try it out since it's on gamepass, but I wasn't a huge Nioh 1 fan. Didn't play the second one, but just found the gameplay boring after a while. And so much trash loot that I spent too much time in menus
I loved the nioh games. They’re difficult and the Wo Long demo was great. It’s basically a hybrid of Nioh and Sekiro .
 

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Hogwarts: Legacy is still fun as hell. I’m about 17 hours in, and feel like I’m just scratching the surface. Still don’t have all of the spells, and haven’t even been briefed on many of the side quests I know are out there (“saving” creatures from poachers… which seems an awful lot like poaching; the weird statue things I can’t collect yet).

Combat is fun, even with limited spell options early on.

Levioso —> Expelliarmus (with curse effect) —> Accio —> Confringo

Mix in some basic damage casting with timely Protego defense and counters, and a well-placed swift dodge if you’re surrounded, and then you’re really cooking.

Story isn’t too bad thus far, either, though I’m a bit over-leveled based on doing as many side quests as I can early on.
 

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Hogwarts: Legacy is still fun as hell. I’m about 17 hours in, and feel like I’m just scratching the surface. Still don’t have all of the spells, and haven’t even been briefed on many of the side quests I know are out there (“saving” creatures from poachers… which seems an awful lot like poaching; the weird statue things I can’t collect yet).

Combat is fun, even with limited spell options early on.

Levioso —> Expelliarmus (with curse effect) —> Accio —> Confringo

Mix in some basic damage casting with timely Protego defense and counters, and a well-placed swift dodge if you’re surrounded, and then you’re really cooking.

Story isn’t too bad thus far, either, though I’m a bit over-leveled based on doing as many side quests as I can early on.

After seeing the backlash the last few weeks on social media over the "Wizard game" and JK Rowling:

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I've never seen such misplaced anger over something as silly as a video game. Some people just want to watch the world burn.
 

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After seeing the backlash the last few weeks on social media over the "Wizard game" and JK Rowling:

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I've never seen such misplaced anger over something as silly as a video game. Some people just want to watch the world burn.

Twitter isn't real life.

I'm trying Bloodstained at Acamp's consistent recommendation. No major opinions yet except that the voice acting is terrible (in a good way). Now maybe he'll get off his high horse and play something good like Hollow Knight.
 

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Twitter isn't real life.

I'm trying Bloodstained at Acamp's consistent recommendation. No major opinions yet except that the voice acting is terrible (in a good way).
Which one??

Now maybe he'll get off his high horse and play something good like Hollow Knight.
Nah,… he’s a dick like that.


(I tried it a year or so ago,… really disliked it. Lol)
 

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Twitter isn't real life.

I'm trying Bloodstained at Acamp's consistent recommendation. No major opinions yet except that the voice acting is terrible (in a good way). Now maybe he'll get off his high horse and play something good like Hollow Knight.
I second Bloodstained. I thought I did a review of it, but I can't see it. Very nice SotN clone by the creator himself. Story is kinda "eh," but when you play these games it's all about the platforming gameplay and this one has it in spades. Great variety of weapons too.
 

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I second Bloodstained. I thought I did a review of it, but I can't see it. Very nice SotN clone by the creator himself. Story is kinda "eh," but when you play these games it's all about the platforming gameplay and this one has it in spades. Great variety of weapons too.
I love CotM,… Ritual was really good too but Curse 1&2 were so fun
 

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Twitter isn't real life.

I'm trying Bloodstained at Acamp's consistent recommendation. No major opinions yet except that the voice acting is terrible (in a good way). Now maybe he'll get off his high horse and play something good like Hollow Knight.
It shouldn't be, but people on Twitter and Twitch have been getting bullied and harassed over it. One popular streamer had already faced bullying in her home country of Japan, going through a lot of stress there. Then she decided to stream Hogwarts for a western audience and...well, you can guess how that went. She's done streaming.
 

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It shouldn't be, but people on Twitter and Twitch have been getting bullied and harassed over it. One popular streamer had already faced bullying in her home country of Japan, going through a lot of stress there. Then she decided to stream Hogwarts for a western audience and...well, you can guess how that went. She's done streaming.

I guess my point is that people really need to stop associating "Twitter/twitch harassment" with real harassment. The top 1% of assholes on every side of the political spectrum are the most vocal. If you care so much about 2% of your audience calling you a transphobe in your chat that you actually stop streaming, it's sort of on you for giving a small group of anonymous strangers that much power over you.

Tl;dr It's 2023. It's time to say "who cares" when someone claims that they're being harassed on Twitter. People on Twitter aren't real people.
 

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I guess my point is that people really need to stop associating "Twitter/twitch harassment" with real harassment. The top 1% of assholes on every side of the political spectrum are the most vocal. If you care so much about 2% of your audience calling you a transphobe in your chat that you actually stop streaming, it's sort of on you for giving a small group of anonymous strangers that much power over you.

Tl;dr It's 2023. It's time to say "who cares" when someone claims that they're being harassed on Twitter. People on Twitter aren't real people.
It's not just online harassment though. Streamers get Dox'd and SWAT'd, their lives are threatened these days. It's sad that it comes to that, but it's not just keyboard warriors hurting feelings anymore. Scumbags will reach out to your place of work to get people fired, intimidate family or spread lies to cause rifts, and as mentioned Swatting which has resulted in accidental death.
 

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It's not just online harassment though. Streamers get Dox'd and SWAT'd, their lives are threatened these days. It's sad that it comes to that, but it's not just keyboard warriors hurting feelings anymore. Scumbags will reach out to your place of work to get people fired, intimidate family or spread lies to cause rifts, and as mentioned Swatting which has resulted in accidental death.

Ok but show me that happening over this. No one's getting fired because they played a Harry Potter game that's topping sales figures lol. The only stuff I've seen is people getting upset because they are being told they aren't an "ally".

I've not heard of anyone getting SWATed over this. Usually SWAT pranks get saved for super important occurences like... any streamer's audience finding out where that streamer lives.

Edit: Actually please don't show me that happening. It's the internet, and the number of people on the internet is mind boggling, so statistically someone somewhere probably did get harassed seriously, and chances are that this person got a story written about them because the internet loves to show us the statistically unlikely .

The initial internet outrage to any given dumb controversy is almost entirely made up of bots, trolls, and the top 1% most politically motivated groups (crazy people). It looks like there are a lot of these people if you read online discourse, because 1% of 100,000 comments are 1,000 comments. Those 1,000 comments are going to be at the top of any given thread because of outrage algorithms pushing them to the top. Unless you are scrolling forever, you will only ever see the worst takes.

The only way to move forward as a society is to stop caring about these fake controversies. We've got to stop giving those 1%ers so much power over our political discourse and our personal view of other people. The "outrage" over the Harry Potter game is a great example. Those aren't real or normal people. The Harry Potter game has sold 12 million copies in the last month. Those are numbers on par with Elden Ring.
 
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Ok but show me that happening over this. No one's getting fired because they played a Harry Potter game that's topping sales figures lol. The only stuff I've seen is people getting upset because they are being told they aren't an "ally".

I've not heard of anyone getting SWATed over this. Usually SWAT pranks get saved for super important occurences like... any streamer's audience finding out where that streamer lives.

Edit: Actually please don't show me that happening. It's the internet, and the number of people on the internet is mind boggling, so statistically someone somewhere probably did get harassed seriously, and chances are that this person got a story written about them because the internet loves to show us the statistically unlikely .

The initial internet outrage to any given dumb controversy is almost entirely made up of bots, trolls, and the top 1% most politically motivated groups (crazy people). It looks like there are a lot of these people if you read online discourse, because 1% of 100,000 comments are 1,000 comments. Those 1,000 comments are going to be at the top of any given thread because of outrage algorithms pushing them to the top. Unless you are scrolling forever, you will only ever see the worst takes.

The only way to move forward as a society is to stop caring about these fake controversies. We've got to stop giving those 1%ers so much power over our political discourse and our personal view of other people. The "outrage" over the Harry Potter game is a great example. Those aren't real or normal people. The Harry Potter game has sold 12 million copies in the last month. Those are numbers on par with Elden Ring.
Yeah the very online wing of the trans stuff is pretty powerless against the HP game. Its putting up great numbers. I'll probably buy it at some point. I'll revert to being a 10 year old again.
 

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Yeah the very online wing of the trans stuff is pretty powerless against the HP game. Its putting up great numbers. I'll probably buy it at some point. I'll revert to being a 10 year old again.
As someone who consumes a lot of Twitch (pathetic I know), the only communities with infighting were the hyper online VTubers who are....something else lol.
 

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Ok but show me that happening over this. No one's getting fired because they played a Harry Potter game that's topping sales figures lol. The only stuff I've seen is people getting upset because they are being told they aren't an "ally".

I've not heard of anyone getting SWATed over this. Usually SWAT pranks get saved for super important occurences like... any streamer's audience finding out where that streamer lives.

Edit: Actually please don't show me that happening. It's the internet, and the number of people on the internet is mind boggling, so statistically someone somewhere probably did get harassed seriously, and chances are that this person got a story written about them because the internet loves to show us the statistically unlikely .

The initial internet outrage to any given dumb controversy is almost entirely made up of bots, trolls, and the top 1% most politically motivated groups (crazy people). It looks like there are a lot of these people if you read online discourse, because 1% of 100,000 comments are 1,000 comments. Those 1,000 comments are going to be at the top of any given thread because of outrage algorithms pushing them to the top. Unless you are scrolling forever, you will only ever see the worst takes.

The only way to move forward as a society is to stop caring about these fake controversies. We've got to stop giving those 1%ers so much power over our political discourse and our personal view of other people. The "outrage" over the Harry Potter game is a great example. Those aren't real or normal people. The Harry Potter game has sold 12 million copies in the last month. Those are numbers on par with Elden Ring.
I haven't done much searching so I don't know if anyone playing the "Wizard Game" have been SWAT'd, but I just saw that a trans streamer was SWAT'd and arrested back in August over her dislike of JK Rowling. So in this case it's the other side of the debate. Apparently this isn't the first time this person has been SWAT'd and they're actively trying to move away to prevent it from happening again.


You're right though, the loudest voices often get the largest platform. Too often the 1%ers that would have never been heard in normal society are now being heard and far too often. It's divisive and it skews the norm for many people.
 
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