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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Ubisoft converged

Not that we didn't know that, but you would think game companies are actively trying to sink their own games, especially in light of the Battlefield V debacle. Of course, Kotaku is celebrating this as a major step forward for diversity in games.


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Blogger Unbearified Fred December 06, 2018 6:15 PM  

It makes me sad. I really like some of the games out there, but as I see them converge my fun isn't worth supporting the convergence.

Blogger Gettimothy December 06, 2018 6:18 PM  

Not a game player, but seeing the cover, my instinct is to shoot them.

Blogger Unbearified Fred December 06, 2018 6:20 PM  

Another example from Riot is the new League of Legends character "Neeko, the Curious Chameleon" and it's an open LGBT character. I put a lot of time into that game, and I could see the writing on the wall for a while. It just isn't worth it anymore.

Blogger TheMaleRei December 06, 2018 6:26 PM  

Well, here is hoping that this is a misdirect.

Perhaps the two characters in the foreground are two crazy-fornicator-faces in the vein of Farcry 3.

Just a hope and a possibility - and in the current year, it's all I can offer.

Blogger Rhys December 06, 2018 6:27 PM  

Looks a blatant attempt to piss people on the right off. Hopefully nobody takes the bait, and just silently boycotts the game.

Blogger My Dead Gramps December 06, 2018 6:29 PM  

Riot's a massive shit show, quite possibly the #1 example of what Vox says what happens in the tech industry when low socio sexual young men push for female inclusion in male dominated spaces

Blogger JAG December 06, 2018 6:31 PM  

One wonders just how many companies, how many IPs have to be destroyed before they Left gets the message. We will not bend the knee to you. Your programming has failed, and is having the opposite effect of that which you wish to achieve. Satanism requires much more covert actions to have success. These naked attempts can only help the side of good.

Blogger SirHamster December 06, 2018 6:34 PM  

> especially in light of the Battlefield V debacle.

The Fallout 76 has got to have that beat.

Some items of note: (timeline)

- PC discs are cardboard
- console discs have no data, require full download
- Black Friday/Cyber Monday 25+% price drops, 2 weeks after release
- Buggy. Beta reported bugs completely untouched.
- $200 collector's edition advertises canvas bag and delivers nylon
- excuse: "too expensive to make"
- tiny amount of in-game currency given as compensation for above
- support tickets accessible by unrelated players, exposing personal info and doxxing players

Blogger SirHamster December 06, 2018 6:36 PM  

Unbearified Fred wrote:Another example from Riot is the new League of Legends character "Neeko, the Curious Chameleon" and it's an open LGBT character. I put a lot of time into that game, and I could see the writing on the wall for a while. It just isn't worth it anymore.

They had a gay romance character video before that.

Blogger TheMaleRei December 06, 2018 6:40 PM  

I delved into the pit of Kotaku and man alive is that place as cancerous as I had heard.

I've skimmed the comments and this is, I suppose, the audience that SJW's are going for, the long spoken of "untapped market" or somesuch:

from VGIroller

"I haven’t played a FC game because I hadn’t been interested in them, but characterization can be a selling point and playing as a canonical black woman in a protagonist power role is interesting enough to me for me to want to play this game *specifically because the main character is a black woman*."

Blogger doctrev December 06, 2018 6:47 PM  

SirHamster wrote:Unbearified Fred wrote:Another example from Riot is the new League of Legends character "Neeko, the Curious Chameleon" and it's an open LGBT character. I put a lot of time into that game, and I could see the writing on the wall for a while. It just isn't worth it anymore.

They had a gay romance character video before that.


Armor of the Fifth Age Taric is not just gay, but Pride Parade Gay. At least no one's making you buy it, or even give them money. Just play one of the old-line champs, and boycott further skins if you must.

People need brain damage to continue buying EA or Ubisoft games, though. Especially at full price.

Blogger Out of Nod December 06, 2018 6:49 PM  

One companies convergence is anothers opportunity...

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales December 06, 2018 6:57 PM  

"At least no one's making you buy it"

Shut up, Libertardian. You know darn well if they could, they WOULD.

Blogger Jon Mollison December 06, 2018 7:04 PM  

That's not even decent art from a technical standpoint. It looks artificial and the composition is all jacked up.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim December 06, 2018 7:06 PM  

Anybody who wants to make a real game can hit me up if they need art assets. I’m good in Maya, fair in Unity, have a degree in Game Art and Animation. My weakness is coding, but I can learn. Not looking for a job, just willing to help with texture maps or base models.

Blogger A rebel without a General December 06, 2018 7:07 PM  

Geez, Bilizard, EA, Bethesda, and now UbiSoft.

Blogger Off The Wall December 06, 2018 7:08 PM  

A stock picker service I watch is recommending both Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and EA. I think they've likely blown the call on EA, as they don't understand the actual gaming aspect of the company and are relying on the financials. What's the consensus here, is AB still producing decent games or are they converged as well?

Blogger Arthur Tintagel December 06, 2018 7:09 PM  

They're not sinking anything, plenty of idiots still buy their crap.

What were seeing is a cultural revolution within AAA games in order drive hardcore gamers out(primarily right leaning white gamers) so the companies can push for globalism via tokenism and make money off of the stupid masses with microtransactions filled buggy barely finished games on launch.

Companies like EA and Ubisoft have the perfect system. They just reskin their games every year to save money. This is why I primarily just play Japanese and retro stuff.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 06, 2018 7:09 PM  

"I haven’t played a FC game because I hadn’t been interested in them, but characterization can be a selling point and playing as a canonical black woman in a protagonist power role is interesting enough to me for me to want to play this game *specifically because the main character is a black woman*."
He says that, but when it comes time to part with $75 or whatever it costs, the virtue signal will not outweigh the fact that he knows he will never play it.

And you know it's a biological male.

Blogger The Observer December 06, 2018 7:11 PM  

Just means an opportunity for Alpenwolf.

Blogger WrenchTurner December 06, 2018 7:14 PM  

cover are usually the bad guys

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 06, 2018 7:17 PM  

In gaming, this is a major step forward for black women with sawblade crossbows. I cried.

Blogger Brick Hardslab December 06, 2018 7:22 PM  

The cover art "Owns!" How can you argue with that? I got the sentences in and had to quit. So this is post-gamer hate?

Blogger Mr. Deficient December 06, 2018 7:28 PM  

@3 it is because Reddit is vastly over represented in the input the game gets from the community. The player base is upwards of 100 million, with vast amounts of that coming from East Asia, but all the devs hear are these degenerates on reddit that are obsessed with Taric x Ezreal and pro player sneaky cosplaying as women.

Blogger Pax_Romana December 06, 2018 7:50 PM  

Gave up on Ubisoft after Farcry 5. Not surprised that FC5 got a 6.0 user rating on Metacritic.

Blogger NautOfEarth December 06, 2018 7:52 PM  

Black women being used as the face of convergence and the destruction of all that is good will lead to a veritable firestorm raining down on them once everything is set right. And I'll enjoy every minute.

Blogger Roman Daoist December 06, 2018 7:57 PM  

He's not scared of being shot. He knows they'll miss. Even with their weapons resting against his forehead. He's worried they might want to have SEX with him...

Blogger JAG December 06, 2018 7:58 PM  

Off The Wall wrote:A stock picker service I watch is recommending both Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and EA. I think they've likely blown the call on EA, as they don't understand the actual gaming aspect of the company and are relying on the financials. What's the consensus here, is AB still producing decent games or are they converged as well?

Battle for Azeroth is a bad expansion, perhaps even worse than WoD. I didn't play much of WoD, so I can't really make the call there, but I am vastly underwhelmed by BfA. In a word, it's boring.

There was also the Diablo mobile game disaster, and the tone deaf, "you have a phone don't you," Millennial response from the Asian version of Jim Norton working for Blizzard.

Credit to some forgotten internet poster who made the statement that Blizzard went from games by gamers for gamers to games by lawyers for accountants when they hired Ion as lead dev.

Just one bad decision after another.

Rockstar is the only AAA company left at this point. They kept the pozz to a minimum. They did throw a couple of bones to the left with caricatures of people they hate, and included feminists. This didn't satisfy the Left, of course, because players made videos of feeding the feminists to alligators in the swamp. This prompted one blue hair to call for legislation protecting female NPCs from violence in video games.

Blogger doctrev December 06, 2018 7:59 PM  

Emmanuel Mateo-Morales wrote:"At least no one's making you buy it"

Shut up, Libertardian. You know darn well if they could, they WOULD.


TPTB would, no doubt, but chill my droog. Or at least know what I'm talking about. The game I'm speaking of is 100% free to play and makes money off the purely optional skins. That and their ancillary products. If anything, Riot tends to make steeper concessions to Chinese censorship- no reanimated skeleton champions, for instance.

Anyways, people can call this a perfect system or a "cultural revolution," but watching gamers flee in droves from Electronic Arts to CD Projekt Red, Warhorse Studios, Iron Tower Studios, or even abandonware is a sign of end stage convergence that makes corporations unable to fulfill their original, useful aim. When you have Blizzard making reskins of their popular properties, it's a sign that even the formerly best can be consumed by the Beast.

Blogger lowell houser December 06, 2018 8:01 PM  

Remember when Far Cry 5 was announced and all the SJW's got excited at the idea of a game tailor-made to give them the experience of killing red state 'mer-icans? And then the game turned out to have nothing to do with that and was really just another bland outing like Far Cry 4? Lots of repetitive time wasting with no character development and thus no real point? You think this is just Ubi trying to stir up attention for what will turn out to be just another bland expansion pack?

Blogger JAG December 06, 2018 8:02 PM  

Was referring to Red Dead Redemption 2 in my last paragraph.

Blogger Servant of the Chief December 06, 2018 8:03 PM  

I actively refuse to believe that cover is genuine. It can't be. This is just so utterly incongruous with what Far Cry 5 was as a game. How do you even do that and keep a straight face.

Blogger JAG December 06, 2018 8:06 PM  

Well, let us hope it is a good troll job fake cover, but as Han Solo would say, "I got a bad feeling about this..."

Blogger Lamarck Leland December 06, 2018 8:13 PM  

I guess the West gave up on the idea of Video Games as art.
Meanwhile Japanese games keep getting better.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume December 06, 2018 8:15 PM  

@14

That cover is so bad, I thought it was a joke cover. I had to look it up to confirm it was for real.

I'm still not entirely sure its not an alt-Right mole in their company who made and released that cover.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira December 06, 2018 8:18 PM  

That one on the right has that shit eating smirk I've seen worn by complete assholes before.

Blogger Out of Nod December 06, 2018 8:24 PM  

Even so RDR2 has a tendency to make the savage look noble and the white man look moronic - something crazy-stupid happens everytime one of the white folks in gang have an idea on who or what to rob...

Blogger Rikko December 06, 2018 8:34 PM  

Wait... what!? I saw this game cover posted over at VOAt and just assumed it was someone shitposting and having a cheap laugh at UBISOFTs expense. I guess I should have known better.

Blogger TheMaleRei December 06, 2018 8:41 PM  

Also remember that Ubisoft gave us the Assassin's Creed series, with its takes on Templars and Assassins and Christ and the very heavy handed posturing of Assassin's Creed 3, to say nothing of the more recent iterations...

I watched a playthrough of number 3 and was singularly unimpressed with the storyline and the guilt, with a side of Guilt, with an extra helping of GUILT. I cannot fathom the nonsense of any of the other games.

Blogger Andrew Brown December 06, 2018 8:42 PM  

DICE doubled down on BFV, as predicted. Seems like Ubisoft wants to sacrifice it's money to the social justice god. Fuck them, Far Cry is a shit game anyway.

Blogger John December 06, 2018 8:45 PM  

I wonder how close they were to naming it "Black Dawn". You KNOW that got brainstormed.

Blogger John December 06, 2018 8:46 PM  

Anyway, yeah...when 4GW starts...Zyklons are not going to need any explanation of any kind.

Blogger Doktor Jeep December 06, 2018 8:47 PM  

Who needs video games when politics and beating the left IRL are so much more fun?

Blogger SciVo December 06, 2018 8:47 PM  

A quick search shows that Far Cry is made in Montreal, which was not even in my top three guesses. The cover looks like Tank Girl meets Farmville, and there are only a few places in the world where that sounds like money, so I was expecting Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York City.

Blogger Difster December 06, 2018 9:04 PM  

And when it inevitably falls fall short of sales goals, they'll blame racists.

Blogger camcleat December 06, 2018 9:05 PM  

"This is why I primarily just play Japanese and retro stuff."

I know very little about contemporary games. I recognize some of the titles but that's about it.

But, I do have Stella, DosBox, higan and linapple installed for some retro gaming. The newest of these is Castlevania for Game Boy circa 1990-ish. Got a big kick showing my son the Atari 2600 games on Stella, and he's had a lot of fun with some of the Apple II and older DOS games.

From what I've read, retrogaming is growing, even among the younger gamers not in it just for nostalgia like us geezers. Without the video capability we have now, the game play was just *different* in those days.

It strikes me that a lot of the modern companies are just shallow. At least from a lot of what I've read, the games themselves lack a certain depth.

Blogger JAG December 06, 2018 9:09 PM  

Atari 2600 games weren't known for depth besides a few outstanding titles such as Pitfall! Most of the games were easily mastered within the first day, and thus we grew bored of them quite quickly.

Blogger Zimri December 06, 2018 9:18 PM  

"Black women being used as the face of convergence and the destruction of all that is good will lead to a veritable firestorm raining down on them once everything is set right. And I'll enjoy every minute."

I expect they'll be taken into harems. And THEY'll enjoy every minute.

Jim's blog proposes that all of this SJW in our age is a colossal sh!t-test, from women who want real men in their lives.

Blogger camcleat December 06, 2018 9:19 PM  

@47

Fair enough.

Like I said, the ones that caught my son's eye and that he is putting some effort into are not 2600 games. It is fascinating how turning back to some of those older platforms is a thing for a good number of younger guys.

If the modern companies keep making stuff with covers like the one in this post, a lot of younger gamers will discover the retro platforms. What 13 yo boy would even want to try that game?

Which is, of course, part of Ubi's entire goal. The other is for the boys to "like what we give you or else."

Blogger Rickaby007 December 06, 2018 9:23 PM  

The future is indi and the smaller studio games unless you enjoy overpriced SJW trash.

Blogger John rockwell December 06, 2018 9:48 PM  

EA Games are able to Stay Woke and Converged but not Broke because of EA Sport suckers who keep buying their games and paying for their microtransactions.

Blogger lowell houser December 06, 2018 9:50 PM  

Far Cry3/Blood Dragon were the last in the Far Cry series worth playing. FC4 has a non-white protagonist run around faux-Nepal and try to kill the local flamboyant dictator for... reasons. This same dictator saves the main character in the very beginning of the game,takes him in feeds him, offers to help him complete his business in the country, and in an incredibly telling touch, if the player waits at the dinner table for ten minutes you don't even have to play the game. Otherwise you join a guerrilla war against him that can only end in a worse outcome for the country than already exists. But you get to spend tens of hours doing busywork.

Didn't bother with FC5 because it looked like more of the same. I kinda wish that Ubi would actually make the game this poster is hinting at, because it would at least be more interesting than the bland, sanitized focus-group fodder that Ubi is actually going to publish.

Meanwhile id is going forward with it's metaphor of immigrants as demons making Earth into a literal hell. I don't think anyone is wondering what's going to sell better.

Blogger Max Boivin December 06, 2018 9:53 PM  

Far Cry puts their bad guys on the cover. Those black chicks are not the protagonists.

Blogger John rockwell December 06, 2018 10:02 PM  

@JAG

There is also of issue of them merging with Activision and being contaminated in the process.

That and the constant demand for growth in profits from shareholders which happens when the company goes Public.

Blogger ZhukovG December 06, 2018 10:04 PM  

@Max Boivin: I think you're right. I watched the trailer and it seemed to depict them as raiders attacking an innocent settlement.

Too bad I hate Ubisoft, cause this one actually looks kinda cool.

Blogger Alexandru Constantin December 06, 2018 10:18 PM  

Grown men should be outside playing with their sons and daughters in nature, lifting, creating, living. Videogames, with very few exceptions are trash.

Blogger John December 06, 2018 10:24 PM  

In addition to being pozzed, Ubisoft's games are famous for intrusive DRM. I never buy them anyway.

Blogger eclecticme December 06, 2018 10:26 PM  

OT but comic related.
Putin in Superman comic as bad guy.
https://www.rt.com/news/445800-superman-putin-batman-comic/

Blogger Skyler the Weird December 06, 2018 10:33 PM  

Do you get to shoot the two bitches or at least blow them up?

Blogger Duke Nukem December 06, 2018 11:02 PM  

The black women are the villains.

"In this new world order, the vicious Highwaymen, led by twin sisters Mickey and Lou, travel from place to place bleeding people dry of all available resources. As the Survivors try to defend their lands against the Highwaymen’s relentless onslaught, it’s up to you to come to their aid and lead the fight."

Blogger Solaire Of Astora December 06, 2018 11:16 PM  

Far Cry 5 was the best selling game in the series so far and I believe it's largely due to using intentional misdirection in their marketing. The leftist media praised the game and then once people started playing it they realized it was far fairer to the cult's motivations than was expected. I remember people on /pol/ telling people to buy it once they realized it wasn't entirely one sided and didn't villainize the right. It was rather milquetoast but it was enough to get both sides to identify with it. I bet they're going to try and pull the same thing again.

Blogger gnossoss December 06, 2018 11:31 PM  

What I've noticed is the Fallout games. Since at least Fallout 4, somehow even more in Fallout 76, every single leadership role is either a woman or a minority, usually a woman. Any sort of exceptionally skilled person will be a woman, as well -- inventors, mechanics, etc.

Fallout 76 somehow appears even worse; there's an actress who becomes Batman, the main quest is about the female overseer of your vault, women are in charge of all the various strongholds that fell, women lead the doomed charge into battle while dealing with cowardly male soldiers, and so on.

Once I started noticing it I realized it was absolutely everywhere. I've resolved not to buy any of their games given their BS writing.

Blogger Dave W. December 06, 2018 11:40 PM  

Yup, confirmed about the black chicks being the villains. The Kotaku author is gonna lose her mind when she realizes it.

https://www.destructoid.com/far-cry-new-dawn-is-a-post-apocalyptic-playground-and-it-s-coming-soon-534099.phtml

Blogger ZhukovG December 06, 2018 11:48 PM  

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Blogger ZhukovG December 06, 2018 11:50 PM  

@gnossoss: With Fallout 4, not really(Spoilers).

Faction--------------------------Leader
The Minutemen--------------------The Player
The Railroad---------------------White Woman (I'll have to give you that one, but the RR is SJW central and only good for target practice.)
The Brotherhood of Steel---------White Man
The Institute--------------------White Man and later The Player
Nuka World Raiders---------------The Player

Can't speak for Fallout 76 as that was clearly going to be a dumpster fire. So I have avoided it.

Blogger Arthur Tintagel December 07, 2018 12:10 AM  

@46

Exactly. These past two weeks I played through the first six Mega Man games for the NES. Very challenging, but with some persistence its doable.

I also played a few rounds of Warcraft 2 which i still consider the greatest RTS game ever made.

The big budget games of the AAA western industry today are nothing more than shallow interactive movies. Video games were once about skill and overcoming great challenges, and it wasn't always guaranteed you'd win. Nowadays we've reached peak decadence to the point where the games have to play themselves for us by having guiding arrows and dozens of checkpoints.

Blogger Nate73 December 07, 2018 12:16 AM  

Arthur Tintagel: Yeah those were awesome games, although I never got to play Warcraft 2. Technically you can still it from what I can tell, although for older console titles I guess there aren't any 100% lawful ways to get them which is unfortunate.

Blogger Doktor Jeep December 07, 2018 12:36 AM  

OT but this just in: It appears that Sargon's Paypal is gone.
Centrist failed to get eaten last. News at 11.

Blogger Alexandru Constantin December 07, 2018 12:39 AM  

@arthur: Modern games, with a few exceptions lack the game part. XCom 2 was the last big game I enjoyed.

Blogger The Foolproof December 07, 2018 1:21 AM  

Remember when Far Cry 5 was announced and game journos were psyched to see a “Take that, Drumpf supporters!” message front and center, then were bitterly disappointed when there turned out to be nothing of the sort in the final game? The latest news is more evidence that misdirection is a strategy of theirs.

Speaking of game devs not bowing to the narrative, notch of Minecraft fame made a tweet about race and IQ. Get the popcorn ready.

Blogger Solon December 07, 2018 1:46 AM  

That skin always made me laugh. I always saw it as a troll skin, you know, spend five bucks, get the ability to piss people off FOREVER by running around as a nearly naked dude in a pink speedo, beating other people to death with a giant pink dild- I mean hammer.

It never even crossed my mind that perhaps gay people would want to buy that skin as a mark of Pride(tm).

Now I think about it though, there's a lot of... "questionable" skins in there. Fifth Age Taric, all the pajama party skins (soibois), Surprise (butts3x) Party Fiddlesticks, Teemo in literally all of his incincarnations...

Again, I saw them all as troll skins. Really makes me wonder now, looking back at them.

Blogger Solon December 07, 2018 1:50 AM  

Did you see the latest Blizzcon with Diablo Immortal? They're outsourcing game development to Chinese companies with the intent of diving into the freemium mobile market. Their stock plunged after that announcement, tons of their developers/veteran programmers quit/we're fires after that...

If your stock picker is telling you to look at those two, it had better be telling you to short the hell out of them, not long, or you are going to get dumpstered.

Blogger Confederate Sun December 07, 2018 1:50 AM  

Did anyone watch The Game Awards? They had any type of freak you could imagine represented on the stage at some point.

Blogger Solon December 07, 2018 1:55 AM  

C9 Sneaky's Twitch stream is full degenerate. When someone subs, he says "Thank you and welcome to my butthole." You can't make this up.

That kid is... Mentally unstable. His fan base is fellow degenerates who think "welcome to my butthole" is hilarious.

If you call him out on that being stupid, immature/childish, gay, etc., you get modded, and his fans lash out at you in a very Jordan Peterson-esque way ("he's just trolling, get a sense of humour," and so on).

Blogger The Lizard King December 07, 2018 1:55 AM  

Ubisoft have been veering on the edge of being converged or already have been for a long time. Even Rainbow Six Siege, a game that I actually enjoy, has painful elements of !WOMAN POWER! in it. Having for example given the ability for the one of the two Polish female operators to bring herself back up from a critically injuired state because "She is a strong woman." Note that no other operator in the game can do this aside from one other and that is because his primary gadget is build around the ability to heal and revive others and himself.

Given that Tom Clancy is right-wing, or at least perceived of being so. It make sense that his legacy has been a target of SJW-covergence. Many within Ubisoft has most likely seen it as enemy territory to be conquered.

Blogger Solon December 07, 2018 2:01 AM  

You... Haven't been paying attention to Canada recently, have you.

The only place more pozzed than Montreal is Toronto.

That's ok, no one pays much attention to Canada. Not even Canadians, really.

Blogger Solon December 07, 2018 2:06 AM  

Chateau Heartiste agrees with Jim's blog.

Their commenters however point out that the reason whites haven't conquered the world yet is because there's no compelling reason to: what do you get when you kill a bunch of black males: black women? They're so hideous, not even black men want black women. The only black women who are remotely attractive, from an objective standpoint, have significant white or Asian admixture: see for example Brazil.

So I predict that the harem eventuality will only be for black areas, and only because the black men won't be able to get harems of white women.

Blogger Solon December 07, 2018 2:14 AM  

While I agree, a lot of grown men today don't have sons and daughters, due to the complete dearth of women who are viable as wives and mothers.

When the options are "spend your life slaving away at a crappy job to support a woman and kids so the woman can divorce you and take away the kids and half your stuff," or "be le eternal kid playing video games and making just enough money to support your own entertainment and vices," you can understand why gaming is a particularly interesting pasttime.

If you have a family with kids, thank God for your blessings, and for God's sake, pump out more kids as He has commanded. Surely though you can understand why MGTOW is a growing movement.

Blogger Ron December 07, 2018 2:15 AM  

Dems be ugly hoes.

Blogger wahr01 December 07, 2018 2:17 AM  

Didn't video games become dominant because the movie industry fired all their "subtle" writers and their movies became too preachy and formulaic?

Do these people really think the public will stick with video games if this process repeats there?

I'm already patronizing japanese publishers exclusively.. and have ditched the major consoles due to censorship.

I think if video games go bust I'll start reaching back into literature archives and start reading the classics.

Blogger Unknown December 07, 2018 2:23 AM  

I remember the initial reactions to the way Far Cray 5 was revealed, and it eventually turned out to not be what the SJW left wanted it to be, which was a tour de force on the marionettes they all have in their minds of what the right is. Instead, what they got was an obvious cartoon religious cult that no gamer takes as anything other than the cartoon muppets they are.

I expect this expansion to play out in a similar fashion. For example, the two pictured women on the cover are psychopathic evil sisters, and are the enemies.

I played FC5, and enjoyed it. I will keep an eye on this expansion.

--Unknownsailor--

Blogger gnossoss December 07, 2018 2:34 AM  

@65

The Minutemen are run by the black guy at the beginning, and having a black guy be the leader of a group called that is pretty egregious.

The Mechanist, super-inventor is a tiny woman. I'm pretty sure most of the best mechanics or inventors were all women, though I can't remember the details.

Far Harbor, town leader bravely holding out against constant attacks from mutated creatures is a woman.

Nuka World, 1-2 leaders of factions are women, although those weren't really a big deal. They're crazy evil people, so a creepy woman leader isn't really a problem.

The Railroad wasn't run by a woman? Maybe you talk to a woman more than the other people, I was thinking it was.

From these two lists it seems like it was getting worse toward the end, with that trend continuing into 76. The audio log in 76 where two woman soldiers bravely head toward danger while a cowardly man freaks out and runs away was disgusting. They described Batwoman and her team of other Batwomen beating up a bunch of raiders with their bare hands in audio logs. I'm sure there's plenty more.

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz December 07, 2018 5:14 AM  

Isn't it obvious?
The ydid exactly the same with Star ars, with DC, with Marvel, with SF, with sex.
It is the part of the campaig of destroing the monuments.
The Left wants to kill any memory of any Good, Just or entartaining thing in our culture.
Everything is to be vile, small and unwashed as they are.

Blogger Cloom December 07, 2018 5:15 AM  

OT: trunews.com has an interesting tidbit about Ivanka and Kushner misusing insecure internet channels for secure information, same as Hillary did, including something about a photo inside the white house uploaded. Kushner is also implicated with communications with Kashoggi/binSalman and his security credentials were withdrawn. Mueller is on to it all. Trunews has always been supporting Trump. Start around the 64 or 65 minute mark of the Dec 6 broadcast.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len December 07, 2018 5:29 AM  

Companies like EA and Ubisoft have the perfect system. They just reskin their games every year to save money.

It really is an excellent scheme for profit: Assassin's Creed has had pretty much the exact same gameplay since 2, every EA sports title has had the exact same gameplay with roster updates since humans developed opposable thumbs, but still there's people salivating about the "NEW release!"

Blogger Lovekraft December 07, 2018 6:01 AM  

youtuber "The Quartering" (aka Jeremy Hambly) has been putting out excellent content in this area, not to mention he is taking a page out of Vox's script to create alternative sources (in his case, video game journalism).

Blogger LSWCHP December 07, 2018 6:53 AM  

Look how the chick on the right is drawn Her torso is facing one way but her legs are pointing in completely different directions. It's anatomically incorrect.

They can't even get decent artwork for their nonsense.

Blogger Bernardo Tavares December 07, 2018 7:00 AM  

I have seen that. I had thought it was parody.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 07, 2018 7:25 AM  

@73

"Did anyone watch The Game Awards? They had any type of freak you could imagine represented on the stage at some point."

Of course. Shows like that are done with the assistance of lesser entities from SJW-infested Hollywood. And the lower the level, the greater the poz.

Blogger Avalanche December 07, 2018 7:35 AM  

@48 "all of this SJW in our age is a colossal sh!t-test, from women who want real men in their lives."

Oh dear God. If THAT is true just kill us ALL now, even the good ones, and start the world over with girl-infants!

Blogger Dirk Manly December 07, 2018 7:37 AM  

@84

Hopefully, this will get Ivanka's and Kushner's presence removed from the White House. Once they're no longer roaming the halls with their "what about the children" and "is it good for the Jews and bad for everyone else?" priorities, maybe Trump will find his game again. And once they are off the premises, Gen. Kelly can ward off phone calls, etc.

Those two have been the flies in the ointment.

Blogger Sam Sutherland December 07, 2018 7:49 AM  

I won't say anything about black women in particular, but regarding harems it has occurred to me that Isaiah 4:1 may become relevant again:

In that day seven women
will take hold of one man
and say, “We will eat our own food
and provide our own clothes;
only let us be called by your name.
Take away our disgrace!”

In a post-indulgent, post-affluent society full of unmarried men and women, it's possible that many of the women would start self-organizing themselves into "harems" around successful men. It's happened before, so it could happen again. The only question is whether these 'harems' would be recognized legally in Western countries.

Blogger Lamarck Leland December 07, 2018 7:55 AM  

Anyone posted the Nazi-Blaster comic yet?

Blogger camcleat December 07, 2018 7:58 AM  

Came across a set of interesting game dev quotes a month or so ago, and they seem on topic here.

Here's one of my favorites:

"For me the retrogaming movement is more than just nostalgia of misty eyed Gen X'ers. It's a reaction to the current graphical overkill, the simulation obsessed gaming environment of the late 90s. In our quest for absolute graphical realism, we have forgotten the basics of gaming. Look at "Virtua Fighter 3" vs. "Virtua Fighter 2." Unless you are a proctologist, you can't find a dimes' worth of difference in the gameplay. It is clear that the design team focused on the beautiful water effects, facial expressions, awesome backdrops, and 400 polygon, fully rendered loin-cloth animations. Have we as game designers become mere interior decorators, spending months on the reflection mapping of candlelight, or loin-cloth motion capture? Have we forgotten the essence of gaming which is to present the player with novel and original challenges? Once you've seen the interior decoration, there's no need to come back. You need a game in there."

--Eugene Jarvis

Blogger Nate December 07, 2018 8:06 AM  

It's farcry. Generally the folks on the cover are the badguys.

Blogger Avalanche December 07, 2018 8:36 AM  

@68 "Sargon's Paypal is gone."

Okay, is it evil or just mean that this makes me laugh? He is SUCH a .... cuck! I was gonna use Trump's grab 'em target, but that's rude.

I listened to Sargon a bit early on -- but he's
a. dumb or at least really really poorly edumacated, and
b. dismayingly liberal.

Blogger CYGNUS FACETIOUS December 07, 2018 9:29 AM  

The Ubisoft logo may as well be CERN's, with that 666 motif. When Rachel Maddow does a steganography special, one can't help but give the Q material a little bit more credence. The Assasssin's Creed subject matter certainly reinforces that. Apocryphally, the initial Templar mission to the holy land included meetings with secret societies/religions in the region, including Sufist Assassins. Given the latter's very modern regime change and ISIS tier methods, I'd assume there's quite a bit of inversion in the representation of the Templars as transhumanist NWO types as against the Assassin hacker punks. Didn't they finish the game before last with an Aztec cardiectomy by a swarthy THOT? New Dawn? --more like Red Dawn

Blogger Levendis December 07, 2018 9:31 AM  

We need more games like Kingdom Come. Pro-Western, pro-Christian titles are so very rare.

Blogger chronoblip December 07, 2018 9:44 AM  

The cinematic trailer for "The Division 2" included multiculturalism in both the "good" and "bad" guys. The Ubi dev for that series is based in Sweden, and they'd gone with a CivNat undertone more than "Diversity & Inclusion" in the first game.

Plot cuckery aside, the trailer is a disturbingly accurate glimpse as to what things will look like when the civil war gets hotter. Every tribe for themselves.

https://youtu.be/NomhYp29bHo

Blogger veryfunnyminion December 07, 2018 10:14 AM  

I heartily recommend a squad-based game called Kenshi from an indie developer, Lo-Fi games. I bought in at the alpha version years ago, and it just released 1.0 yesterday. It's most commonly compared to Mount & Blade for playstyle, although the games are very different.

The developer's main concerns have historically been making sure you die and are dismembered more often.

Blogger Daniel December 07, 2018 1:01 PM  

DOTA2 FTW. LOL is for little kids xD

Blogger JAG December 07, 2018 1:04 PM  

DOTA2 is for gammas. Rust is where real hardcore PvP takes place.

Blogger TheMaleRei December 07, 2018 3:26 PM  

Watched the Farcry 6 trailer... The female presenting creatures on the cover are certainly the villains. There is no doubt that the NPC community will be stimulating themselves just as they were for Black Panther's villain...

Blogger Durandel December 08, 2018 11:22 AM  

SJWs are complaining now that it is clear that the Black Twins are the bad guys that need to be culled. It’s going to be FC5 all over again, with the SJWs being gleeful thinking it would criticize Christianity, and then later complaining bitterly that the conservatives were portrayed more as good guys than evil white straight men.

Btw, a YouTuber proposed that much of the SJW placating comes from game companies focusing too much on Metacritic scores than sales numbers when it comes to basing success and bonuses. And since most critics are SJWs who’ll penalize a game by several points for not being SJW compliant, devs are encouraged to placate in order for their bosses to see the game as a success and give bonuses in turn.

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