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Comrade 07/10/2020 (Fri) 21:27:41 No. 2274 [Reply] [Last]
Can we have a The Witcher thread? My favorite game series possibly ever. I know 3 made the series very popular which caused a lot of /v/ backlash, but I nonetheless love the whole universe and story, all the books and games.
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>>2274 Why does The Chaddest of Chads hate portals?
>>2524 Likely answer: it is cold and make the stomach dizzy. Schizo answer: they are matter relocators, so when you step through you get dissolved and recreated elsewhere, meaning your actual consciousness gets killed, and it is your copy that moves on. >>2523 That's interesting. The Nilfgaard camp did feel kind of unused I guess. Weird that they would cut such a large chunk of quests. Did they have to fulfill an undelayable preorder date?
it sucks, missions are all boring as shit, just can't bring myself to finsih the game
>>2525 >your actual consciousness gets killed, and it is your copy that moves on. But this is clearly a universe where souls exist so it wouldn't work that way.
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Warcraft thread Anonymous Comrade 10/27/2019 (Sun) 11:21:32 No. 2701 [Reply] [Last]
A place to discuss anything relating to or World of Warcraft. Retail, Classic, news, lore or any other topics.
bumping for kel thuzad

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/games/ meme thread Comrade 07/26/2020 (Sun) 18:01:56 No. 3244 [Reply] [Last]
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A classic
Can the mods edit the OP post to have the word meme thread in it so that people can find this meme thread in the catalog?
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Red Button Blue Button Green Button too! She owned all the noobs and she might even own you! She spells the word girl with two Rs and an L All you Gamergate haters can go straight to hell!
>>3643 Meant to be an ironic post, but its not a bad rhyme TBH.
>>3244 >meme thread edit yay

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Cyberpunk 2077 Comrade 06/26/2020 (Fri) 07:19:29 No. 1955 [Reply] [Last]
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New anime is coming out for Cyberpunk 2077, details in >>>/hobby/13469
>>3645 >Gurren Lagann >Kill la Kill Sounds like it's going to be complete trash.
>>3646 Ok shit-taste
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What faction would a principled Marxist side with in Fallout: New Vegas? Anonymous 05/23/2020 (Sat) 15:57:16 No. 776 [Reply] [Last]
I though about starting this thread in /hobby/, but considering I'm not interested in talking about the merits of the game-itself, and rather to discuss the specific dilemma of factions, I thought I'd get a more focused discussion here. The Wildcard ending notwithstanding, there are principally three different factions in the game you can side with: Caesar's Legion, New California Republic, and Mr. House. To begin, Caesar's Legion is a fascist power lead by a historical materialist (even though the writers somewhat misrepresent Hegel in their dialogue about the dialectic, the general theme is maintained) most players misunderstand Caesar as just a LARPer rather than someone who is genuinely trying to restart history. His Legion, is admittedly a hegemonic autocracy that Caesar intends to use to subjugate humanity under one banner, so that their collective progress would be accelerated. It's entirely possible to interpret Caesar as just history's janitor trying to send humanity back through the motions and antiquity to try and reach a better result than rushing back to the "good ol' days" like the NCR, rather than someone who takes pleasure in creating a slave society that is an objectively malignant entity. The NCR is presented as the return of the old Bourgeois Dictatorship of the US, their government is a corrupt expansionist bureaucracy that can only adequately administrate war, meanwhile the actual body of the legislation itself has a lineage of benevolent autocrats (tandy) and is ruled by the interest of the "brahmin barons" (kulaks), this is a critique that Caesar presents in his analysis of the NCR (which happens to sound out-of-context Marxian). Caesar correctly identifies the NCR as a reincarnation of the failed Bourgeois state that brought about the very predicament of the wasteland, and seeks to use them as his component in creating a society apt enough to the material conditions of the wasteland. The strangest character in this dynamic is Mr. House, if the NCR is a light veil for a Bourg dictatorship, then Mr. House is an open window, making no illusions to the player about his proposed autocratic status and ex-Bourg origin. Since the wasteland cannot be considered Capitalist (as a true economic analysis of the Fallout universe would lack too many necessary factors to be accurate) we have to assume that the wastes can be best surmised as a scavenger-economy wherein the most valuable resource is electricity and armaments, the wasteland does still have capitalistic elements (the barons of the NCR being a good example, as well as Crimson Caravan and Gunrunners) but lacks the infrastructure to maintain a conventionally capitalist society (and thereby is also incapable of creating a socialist society unless material conditions change). I'd propose that due to this, the best choice for a Marxist in the wasteland is to side with whichever faction has the best capacity to create industry in the wasteland. All the factions in the maingame (and characters in the DLC hint at this theme, but would take to long to discuss) are representations of differing ideological states: the NCR being a bourgeois dictatorship under the farce of democracy, the Legion being a fascist army with the goals (at least the goals of Caesar) of restarting humanity's cultural progress, and Mr. House who breaks the mold as an autocratic Technocrat. You might refer to House as the supreme corporatist, but he's likely the only one possessing of the ability to either industrialize the wasteland or to simply leave Earth behind for Mars, despite being the most comically capitalist entity in Fallout (a series that from inception was an inherent critique of Nationalist Capitalism), House is likely the best choice for a principled Marxist, the NCR would lead humanity into a similar state of global capitalism, it too perhaps has the capacity to industrialize the wastes like Mr. House (and in face House intends to use them largely for a similar purpose) but Mr. House presents perhaps and easier path, because House is a planned economist, regardless of all the old-world business aesthetic, House is someone who would be a literal computer-god who plans the economy. House claims to be an objective ruler with a more important grand vision than say the short-term emulators of the NCR, who despite their uses to him, House rejects as the planners of the economy (potentially because he recognizes like Caesar, their inherent contradictions). In any event of House winning, the inevitable desire of the Marxist Courier would be to have him killed or deposed, I left out Yesman in this little essay because I thought that would be to filled with assumptions to really consider, because of course the obvious answer would be "courier and yes man takes over and the Comrade Courier uses Yesman to create an epic planned economy, Communism 100." A ending which to me seems really silly to rationalize in the context of the setting, to be clear, I don't think F:NV has any Marxist faction or even a Marxian theme, it's themes are focused around nostalgic ideology and the Gnostic need to either destroy the past or worship it. To the end of advancing the Fallout Universe to the next stage of history, I think Mr. House is the only one who even has the capacity to achieve it, even if he's a terrifying computer God who could only be removed by his "employees" in the most idealized scenario. As Benny puts it: "Mr House hides Vegas under his skirt when the bombs drop so it's his? forever?" not that Benny is a proletarian revolutionary or anything, but a Mr. House ending would require that House be willing to take on proteges or somehow put himself in a position to be removed, but since that's a question more of game mechanics than narrative, I'll ignore it. Am I wrong? Who do you think a Marxist should choose? MOD NOTICE THREAD WILL BE MOVED TO >>>/games/ TOMORROW AS THE GODS space_ HAVE GRANTED US A LINK TO SAID BOARD IN THE NAVBAR
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>>3225 >>3223 reminder that ceaser is how the libertarian devs saw Stalin and the soviets. Red, Hegel, slavery.
>>800 >Although joining the Legion makes the game way harder as you make more enemies with the NCR in New Vegas so it kinda makes me feel that the devs didn't want noob players to pick the Legion has it leads to a more difficult experience The real reason was that they didn't have time to actually add all of the Legion content they had planned so they just left it heavily lopsided towards NCR territory which naturally makes the game harder if you choose Legion.
Has Jason Unruhe ever said which faction he supported? I'm interested in his opinion
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>>2107 China is barely mentioned in Fallout 1 and 2 at all, I seem to recall finding out more about the soviet union through the tiny amount of info you can glean from Natalia's blurb at the character select screen in FO1 than you do about China over the entirety of both games >>3226 Per the devs themselves he is based off of people like Charles Taylor, Timur leng and a few different Crusaders more than any communist >Red Borrowed from school boy level understanding of Roman history, design wise makes the legion visually distinctive and makes them contrast the drab, turn of the 20th century looking NCR and random cowboy people in the Mojave >Slavery The legion deliberately eschews modern technology and mechanisation in favour of building an artificial, syncretic state based on a half remembered and heavily debased knowledge of the Roman Empire adapted for the wasteland, they need slave labour both as a means of breaking down and re-integrating conquered people into the amorphous, constructed entity they are building and to replace the efficiency loss of not using machines, the legion is essentially an army in need of a state that its trying to make itself, it doesn't have the economic or infrastructural development, quite deliberately so, to advance past a slave economy >Hegel He sees the legion and the NCR in these terms, he doesn't feel like Caesar and the Legion doesn't feel like an empire, flagstaff doesn't feel like Rome etc. he needs a Carthage, which will be the NCR, and a proper Rome, which will be vegas, before his new entity will actually be realised he must destroy its antagonist to be able to complete the transition from group of bandits to fledging state, thesis, antithesis, synthesis he says as much in game (also plays into the Charles Taylor inspiration in that he's a relatively educated man running a shitshow kingdom that was previously relatively isolated, letting his own weird views on thing and personal obsessions influence the course of his entire kingdom)

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Comrade 08/11/2020 (Tue) 07:46:14 No. 3648 [Reply] [Last]
>tfw arachno-communist commune friends
>>3648 spider game?

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Comrade 07/25/2020 (Sat) 12:48:00 No. 3224 [Reply] [Last]
What multiplayer vidya do you guys play? How good are you at it? No autistic casualfag seething allowed. Also steam group when?
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Hunt Showdown anyone? >mfw pulled back from the brink of party wipe after fighting several parties killed the second boss with one remaining partner and the game disconnects. This game is against me. One time I win by tooth and nail the servers shit themselves.
>>3627 >implying most of it isnt just falseflagging /pol/tards
>>3628 it work on linux via proton
I play CSGO and Valorant. I'm MG in CSGO and Gold in Valorant. >>3613 Yes. You can't play competitive team games for shit without it.
I'm not extroverted and competitive enough to play multiplayer. I would just lose so others could win.

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Comrade 08/11/2020 (Tue) 06:19:06 No. 3647 [Reply] [Last]
Is it true the devs of this are actually critiquing venezeulan "socialism"? They're from there so I wouldn't be surprised.
Many things in it, not the least being set in a cyberpunk world, criticize capitalism quite harshly. The government is controlled by corporations and the mayor is just a powerless distraction. All the bars are controlled by a monopoly which has allowed seedy and illicit operations to sprout by license-holders, and is now chopping down perfectly good bars to save their brand. They also own the apartment Jill is living in. Reckless use of nanomachines has led to everyone being asymptomatically infected with junk bots. The privatized cop-monopoly is corrupt. Sure, the devs have gained inspiration from their own experiences, but I'd say it's criticism towards Venezuela is indirect, and could be seen to focus towards the capitalist elements of the country. One could say that Glitch City can represent any exploited third-world country, it being an offshored testing-ground and play-pen for multinationals.
>>3649 and it's supposed to be a worker cooperative, they might even be all socialists.
>>3647 I think one of the devs on their personal tumblr mentioned in passing that one of the reasons behind making it was to escape Venezuela or whatever. That said, nothing on their blog really even remotely approaches the usual levels of gusano dumbassery you'd see elsewhere regarding the topic, so..

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Zombies Thread? SaintSlice 07/27/2020 (Mon) 05:14:18 No. 3262 [Reply] [Last]
Sup Saint /games/, what's your guys take on the zombies mode in the cod series? Good, bad, murdered? How do you guys think they're going to handle it in bo5? It's probably going to be BO3 again but still you never 100% know How do the other non zombie Co op modes stack compared to it?
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>>3607 Aye, I want a zombie film set in the USSR dammit!!!
>>3603 Yep. It has its own steam workshop full of custom maps with custom weapons and mechanics too
>>3636 Noice
>>3603 BO3 is a weirdly experimental game for a CoD from the co-op campaign story being insane because they only ever imply whats actually happening (unless you are very fast at screenshotting scrolling loading text) to letting people heavily mod zombies. I don't know how treyarch managed to get actiblizzard to go as nuts as they did.
>>3650 Yeah, wouldn't be surprised if ActiBlizzard tried to monetise mods Bethesda style though, hell I wouldn't be surprised if it actually does happen at some point

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Comrade 08/03/2020 (Mon) 09:23:08 No. 3454 [Reply] [Last]
American Foreign Policy Simulator I play it.
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>>3454 the gunplay is one of the worst in any other shooter. the game is stagnant and a glorified skins market. also Commodification of user generated contents. if you want a fun shooter try verdun.
hey guys how about a leftypol team?
>>3615 sure, region? I was thinking about making a steam group later.
>>3617 /leftypol/ steam group already exists.
>>3615 I can play if NA.


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