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the-pi-guy

Dev stuff makes sense. No one really understands what goes on behind the scenes and every game has stuff like that. Plus it stems from the fear of the game being a low priority. Elite Dangerous has had this a lot too, just replace remasters with development of different ips. Still frustrating though.

 Streaming thing is stupid. I didn't even know Age of Empires had an active streaming community.
I'm probably exaggerating a lot.  I'm just basing it off a few posts that i i managed to see, I don't see r/aoe2 posts often.  

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Legend

Xbox Game Pass announced for PC | ResetEra

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Cliff Bleszisnki tweets about his career change | ResetEra

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I don't care much about Cliffy B or his games. I think the last game of his I played and truly cared about was Unreal but I don't blame him for a second for distancing himself from the industry.

 Just as the ability to tolerate abuse in any form is not something that should be commended, the right to step away from a toxic environment is not something we should mock someone for.

 The "he's/she's popular in social media so he/she needs to be able to take verbal abuse" line of thinking is something that, frankly, I find disturbing.  
Click the link, he won a Tony. Nice

Legend

https://www.polygon.com/2019/6/17/18682424/twitch-lawsuit-artifact-trolls-copyright-fraud


That's messed up that this happened. Might not be the correct move, but I'm glad Twitch is at least doing something.

Legend

Civ 6 is 75% off on steam. I think it's time I finally get it!!!


Also lead me to discovering this spiritual successor to Civ 5.

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Purchased civ 6!

the-pi-guy


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https://youtu.be/UCj8llyzfWo
That's an odd video. It has a ton of good points and a seemingly good overall message but it is presented in possibly the worst way possible.

Definitely shouldn't have included the "I didn't ask for this" part and really shouldn't have repeated it. The video is all about how gamers have been normalized to playing as evil characters so it's weird to act like gamers aren't currently ok with it. Also it's a really stupid concept since the player specifically did ask for it by buying the game.

A better approach is to factor it into age ratings. M games would stay M but it would include a descriptor about normalizing Nazis/terrorists. Super small dinky thing that doesn't change anything but makes a few more people conscious of it. Games rated Teen would either remove them, jump to M, or rework themselves to paint Nazis/terrorists in a non neutral light.

The concept of having people opt in to play as bad guys really doesn't work. It'd cost a lot for devs to support a feature like that and it would break so many things. A better solution would be a graphics toggle that makes players always see their own team as good and the enemy as a Nazi/terrorist but that also isn't without issues.

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