Now this looks my speed
Okay maybe that will get me to finally play quake for more than 10 minutes mostly because they made it more like unreal
I wish the dark mod had been done in quake 1 instead of doom 3
the ion fury dickheads have unapologised, and won’t be removing the hate speech from their game, after all
What a crazy thing to flip-flop on.
Wait, is this for both the “OGAY” perfume bottle and the “F*GBAG” text in the secret room? Because I thought the latter of the two at least was included as a complete oversight to begin with and was never intended to ship with it. What a ridiculous thing to now double down on.
it’s because they got review bombed on steam for “censorship”
gamergate never died did it
Gamergate won. Gamergate is the order of the day now.
political alignments aside, the pattern of this has extreme trumpian energy, acting tough while you perform extremely weak actions
The Culture War rages on.
Review bombs work, and nobody’s figured out how to block them, and this culture has metastasized.
Even more common is getting it from both sides; while he’s no friend of GamerGate, the allegedly consumer-rights-focused Jim Sterling and his wake have trained up an army of trolls that perform identically. The language of ‘customer first’ is identical; the Epic Games Store harassment is just the latest mutation of the loot box and microtransaction harassment that mobilizes them in identical ways.
I saw an argument that the model of community building a decade ago was instrumental in creating this, and its example: Blizzard, BioWare – companies known for their best-practices community work – were the first to suffer this militant player entitlement and have been embroiled in some of the worst of it.
Pre-GG, he was pretty friendly to that crowd. He would get up in arms about “censorship” and made a lot of jokes about buying Pokemon Black so people wouldn’t call him a racist and such. And yeah, lots of the “customer is right” type talk that leads to shit like review bombing. I mean, I am glad that he has turned around and is somewhat better now, but the past is not good to him.
yeah, if we’ve learned anything about ironically dressing up as fascists…
it turns out that when you conflate your political ideology with an identity based largely on the consumption of media bad things happen
no more review scores, including steam’s thumb up/thumb down thing. if some wants to review a game, they use their words like an adult.
would have the positive side effect of ending metacritic, too