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Multimillionaires, billionaires, they’re all part of the problem.

So what laws are you proposing to fix this? Or do you just think whining that they exist will cause them to give away their money?

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Have you heard the good news about Linux?

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Fair enough. I’m just fulfilling Lemmy’s contractual obligation to mention Linux any time someone doesn’t want to “upgrade” to Windows 11.

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Once you take high school English your teacher will tell you not to write “in my opinion” in front of everything you write because it is unnecessary. Of course it is your option, you said it.

Someone with basic logic can extrapolate from that that if someone says something like “Fallout 4 is bad” that is clearly someone presenting an opinion and not an objective truth.

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Still though, as a thought experiment, imagining a world where tomorrow, Steam is owned by Microsoft, it’s… interesting, to say the least. In the most horrifying way possible, but interesting nonetheless. Quite frankly, I can’t imagine anything worse happening for video games. Like to me, this is what a video game apocalypse sounds like.

Yarr. ☠️

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That’s unfortunate that it’s not a genre you personally are interested in, but it is a popular genre and Valve is a business. Just because it’s not to your tastes doesn’t mean it’s a waste of their talent.

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Not even Blizzard is coming out unscathed from Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 didn’t fall because it’s a hero shooter

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this is where you say “It failed because…”

Gestures broadly

Not really my responsibility to make an argument for you. Of all the reasons Overwatch 2 might not have performed well, it being a Hero Shooter doesn’t have any strong evidence and you didn’t provide anything showing that was the reason.

One could argue Overwatch 2 being a Hero Shooter is why it didn’t perform worse than it already has, given its problems.

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  1. Blizzard is bad at balancing the game - could be true of any game, doesn’t have to be a shooter
  2. Blizzard cancels promised mode - Blizzard being bad at design and following through on promises.
  3. See 1.
  4. Forcing a game to become the sequel, not making meaningful changes other than monetization
  5. See 1
  6. Blizzard made a bad game

None of these are a result of Overwatch 2 being a shooter, and all of them are a result of Blizzard being shit at making quality games, caring about players, and following through on promises. So thank you, you have done a fantastic job demonstrating that Overwatch 2 being a shooter is not the reason it didn’t perform well.

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There’s no way most of those 100k people are actually going to participate in the ea feedback / qa process

On first launch it asks if you’re willing to have your play data submitted. So even if people don’t actively send feedback they are still providing data about what systems/weapons/upgrades they engage with more or less, how successful their run is with any given weapon or upgrade, how frequently they win or lose in a given fight, etc.

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And it’s entirely possible they have given it that thought and decided “yes, this is worthwhile for me.”

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I’ve purchased a fair number of early access games from indie developers.

For me the benefit is that it’s often cheaper during EA, so I get it at a discount, and it already feels like a complete game worth the price I’m paying. I know they are actively working on adding more to it, and having more things added to the game for me to explore extends its lifespan for me. So I get more enjoyment out of it than I would waiting for 1.0, at a cheaper price.

For small developers it gives them the funds to continue development, and feedback that helps with game balance.

CileTheSane,
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Seeking infinite growth in a finite system. Biologists call that cancer.

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Deselecting a card without casting it can be a little tricky, but you can usually tap another card or something without causing an issue.

Yes, once you get used to it it is functional, but it is unintuitive and requires getting used to.

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LttP is the origin of the iconic gameplay style. My preference is Links Awakening which refined it a bit and introduced some fun characters. I was happy with the version on the Switch.

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Phantom Hourglass was a lot of fun, it really took advantage of what the DS can do.

My wife hated having to return to the temple repeatedly, but I enjoyed revisiting the same area and seeing the shortcuts I can take with my new items.

Also, freely drawing notes on the map was awesome.

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Why does it have to be more of the same shit that everyone hates now?

If everyone hated it it wouldn’t sell. There’s plenty of other things being made as well, I haven’t played Sands of Time but I would guess the God of War reboot is a similar genre.

Gameplay mechanics were also a lot better with more replayability. (lemmy.world)

Ignoring the lack of updates if the game is buggy, games back then were also more focused on quality and make gamers replay the game with unlockable features based on skills, not money. I can’t count the number of times I played Metal Gear Solid games over and over to unlock new features playing the hardest difficulty and with...

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When you bought a game back in the day, you got a full, playable game on the media

ET would like a word…

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You can also get a new “review” whenever you want after that.

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Personally one of the aspects I enjoy a lot in FTL is managing my power levels mid-fight (Do I need my oxygen powered right now? I could probably turn it off until the fight is over…) I don’t know if any other game that has you shuffling around power like that.

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Inscryption

You are in a weird cabin in the middle of the woods playing a card game with your fate on the line. Some of your cards are talking to you and comment on how you play.

Then things get weird.

For those that like Inscryption, honorable mention for Hand of Fate 1 & 2

Best sidequests in the Fallout games?

I’m doing a playthrough of 3, New Vegas, and 4. Mostly focused on beating the main quests and the DLCs but I want to make sure I hit the best side quests on the way. I’m making my push to finish 3 right now and I’ve finished the DLC, Oasis, cannibals, vampires, ant quest, the other ant quest, and a bunch of stuff I’m...

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Vault 11 in NV is one of my favourites for the story telling. When I found the last audio recording it gave me goosebumps.

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Old ass game systems where it’s practically impossible or expensive to get the physical games anymore, let alone the console, with some titles locked to those systems

And if you do manage to acquire a physical copy Nintendo isn’t go to see any of the money you spent on it anyway

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Apparently they don’t like Sweet Baby’s focus on “promoting inclusivity”, so just some bigot getting their panties on a twist that the “out-group” is being treated with a basic level of human dignity. They then spent a bunch of time and effort to let the world know they think inclusivity is bad.

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and not that you want to shove your political agenda into places where it does not belong

Do you have any direct examples instead of just names of games (screenshots, quotes, etc)? What specific"political agenda" is being pushed, and is this falling into the pit of “everything is politics, but this is politics I don’t like?”

games have always been inclusive

That’s just a lie. It’s always telling when on Steam discussion pages I see people complaining that they can’t customize their character and to play a certain class they have to be female or a minority, as if for 99% of games the protagonist doesn’t have to be a white male. “I feel included so it’s inclusive.”

its also bad to mischaracterize what the argument is really about.

When trying to get a direct answer as to what the argument is really about is like pulling teeth, then people are going to misunderstand. Even in your post you’ve provided no sources to show that Sweet Baby lowers the quality of games, but you *do" complain about inclusivity. So the only “fact” that I can actually pull away from your post is that you don’t like them because of their focus on inclusivity. You say it’s because it makes the games worse, but you have shown no evidence of that.

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that the work they do is shit and is associated with bad games so nobody wants to buy them

If nobody wants to buy them the list seems superfluous, the Steam reviews should be sufficient to warn people off.

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wheadonesque

I thought Joss Wheadon was known for good writing and snappy dialogue?

CileTheSane,
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if you really want sources use some yourself first

“This company does bad work! Everyone needs to avoid anything they’ve work on!”

“Okay… can you give me some examples of their bad work?”

“No! First YOU prove that the work they are trying to do is good!”

How hard you work to deflect the conversation speaks volumes towards what the real issue is here.
I tried going to the Sweet Baby Inc detected page to see what the actual issue is but nothing is explained. Just a list of games and the comment “SBI worked on this.”
Why should I care? It’s never explained. You say they do bad work, and when I ask for an example you give a long winded no. For someone who feels so passionately about them being bad you are very reluctant to actually back up your claims.

You are upset that I “mischaracterize[d] what the argument is really about” but it is impossible to find any direct statements as to what the argument is really about. Any clear statements of the curation page would help prevent “mischaracterization”, but people are twisting themselves in knots in order to not make direct statements.
I have no strong opinions about SBI, I could be convinced that they are bad and best avoided, but nobody wants to present any actual arguments no matter how much people ask. Makes it really sound like a group of people too afraid to say the quiet part out loud because it wouldn’t be acceptable.

sweet baby does never make there own games they leech of other peoples games and get payed for it.

You mean games hire them for a service? Lots of games do that. I’ve yet to see any example of the service they provide being bad.

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that’s the whole point you make it before you buy because you cant always tell on what game they worked because they don’t make the game.

But why should I care so much if this company was involved in a game? If the game is bad the reviews will reflect that, I don’t see the reason for checking an extra source to see if this company was involved or not. Let the games stand on their own.

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i m not going to repeat myself on what the issue is.

Seems like it would have been trivial to copy past if it had already been made clear.

maybe you can show us sources and proof

Of what? That nobody is making a clear statement as to what the issue is with SBI? Okay, here’s one source that implies SBI is bad but gives no reasons as to why: …steampowered.com/…/44858017-Sweet-Baby-Inc-detec…

I am not arguing that SBI is good, I’m trying to get a clear argument as to why SBI is bad and keep hitting brick walls. I don’t know what type of “source” you expect for that other than gestures broadly at the comments.

and the point is that sweet baby is shit company that does shit work that makes games worse

There’s lots of shit companies that make shit games. I don’t need a curated list of shit games do be able to avoid them, I can look at reviews and even get a refund through Steam. What makes SBI special such that reviews and refunds are insufficient to be able to avoid poor quality games?

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This is important for people to know, so I’m going to tell them “to do their own research” and not answer any questions!

Your complaints about the argument being “miscatagorized” fall flat when you refuse to make an actual argument.

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I have. All I’ve seen are deflections, and vague statements that the company does bad work with nothing to back it up or to clarify why their work specifically requires a curated list instead of just reading reviews and avoiding poor quality games.

Is there a comment I missed?

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I keep asking you to make a clear direct statement which you are purposely refusing to do. So that just leaves me to guess at what that reason could possibly be that you don’t want to say it out loud.

what is the fucking point

If you’re not going to say anything then what is the fucking point of replying? It would take just as much effort to “repeat yourself” and prove my questions are as disingenuous as you claim.

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i have said it its in the fucking comments you just need to read like i already told you.

And, to repeat myself: I have. All I’ve seen are deflections, and vague statements that the company does bad work with nothing to back it up or to clarify why their work specifically requires a curated list instead of just reading reviews and avoiding poor quality games. (see how easy that was to copy and paste?)

sweet baby is a superficial performative hollow fake company

So what is the need for the curated list? If the company doesn’t do anything useful that’s on developers to not use them. If the company makes games bad that’s what reviews are for and I won’t buy games that are bad, I don’t need to cross reference my purchases with a 3rd party list to avoid poor quality games. If they work on a game that isn’t bad why should I take the advice of this list to not purchase it?

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Good for you?

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Firefly gets by solely on the setting.

So Space shows are popular just because they are in space? Andromeda would like a word…

CileTheSane,
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And is this information hidden in some way?

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It’s not a plugin, and as far as I know it uses publicly available information.

I just don’t understand the use case. So people look for a game they’d like to try, then go and check that list, then go back and purchase the game if it’s not on the list? Why? If they make games bad the reviews will tell you the game is bad.

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And it’s perfectly reasonable for people to ask “why don’t you want to buy a game sweetbaby worked on?”

For example: I won’t purchase a game produced by Blizzard. If someone asked me why I wouldn’t evade the question by saying “I am free to do so, that is my choice.” I will happily tell them it’s because of how poorly they treat their employees, and how they actively make games worse to try to squeeze more money out of people. The entire point of a boycott is to inform people why this company should be boycotted.

All this dancing around answering the very simple question of “why do you actively want to avoid purchasing a game SBI worked on” speaks volumes as to how generally unacceptable that reason must be. Makes it look like people are afraid to “say the quiet part of loud.” Why else would they not just answer the question?

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True. Just be aware that when someone says “this looks like bigotry,” if the only response they get is “I don’t have to explain myself to you!” That doesn’t make it look less like bigotry.

Any reason at all would have looked better. Or just not replying.

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Sure you can when their reason for not buying something is clearly bigotry.

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I never said otherwise. I simply said “the reason they don’t want to buy this isn’t because of what the product is, it’s because they are bigots who don’t like the fact that there are people involved who promote inclusivity,” and nobody has presented any alternative reasons.

People can absolutely buy or not buy whatever they want. And when bigots do things because of bigotry I can point out that bigotry when people ask why they are doing those things.

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I’m not the one curating lists to let everyone know some “woke” company worked on it. I just call bigotry when I see it.

We just don’t care to be part of your silly crusades

Yet you’ve been consistently replying with nothing but weak attempts at evasion.

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People can absolutely buy or not buy whatever they want. And when bigots do things because of bigotry I can point out that bigotry when people ask why they are doing those things.

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And why don’t you want it?

There’s all sorts of things I won’t buy and companies I won’t purchase from. When asked why I’m perfectly happy to give my reasons instead of just saying “I don’t have to and you can’t make me!” Repeatedly.

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You have been spending a lot of time “not justifying your choices” to other people, when no one has claimed that you have to. So what are you trying to achieve here if not “justify your choices?”

People can absolutely buy or not buy whatever they want. And when bigots do things because of bigotry I can point out that bigotry when people ask why they are doing those things.

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I think it’s always reasonable to report bigots playing stupid bigot games. The fact that the Steam Group had to delete every discussion and completely lock their discussion area to maintain compliance with Steam’s policies seems to indicate those reports were warranted.

Racist and sexist remarks are never appropriate. Do you have specific examples you are concerned about? Or are you going to give me some vague “they are the ones saying racist things!!1!” Nonsense with nothing to back it up?

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