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Anonymous Comrade 12/30/2019 (Mon) 06:06:05 No. 1491 [Reply] [Last]
ITT: vidya where USA soldiers are main enemies and you get to shoot them
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>>2086 I remember when everyone said that Haze was going to be the big next thing. Sandro Sammarco ruins every game he has ever touched.
>>3053 >get sent on recon mission >go completely off script and start WW3 Absolutely based plot
>>3108 >Absolutely based plot I hope you realize that "starting WWIII" is a "bad end" for failing one of the main tasks, and there's much more to the game plot?
>>3229 It was a long time ago, I can hardly remember. I assumed there were other endings but I thought that being told specifically it's a recon mission and then going around Germany(?) shooting up the garrison and police etc in broad daylight in the middle of the city and then bombing a prison and busting everyone out and causing WW3 was hilarious. Can you do that without starting WW3? If so you've played a worse game than I have. I assumed it was the consequence of being a moron and basically launching an armed incursion, not ignoring some task.
>>3232 >but I thought that being told specifically it's a recon mission and then going around Germany(?) shooting up the garrison and police etc in broad daylight in the middle of the city and then bombing a prison and busting everyone out and causing WW3 was hilarious. Yes, but you wasn't supposed to do it Anakin! You were sent to dismantle the efforts of a mysterious enemy to frame the Soviet Union for attacks, not commit them yourself! >Can you do that without starting WW3? Not only that, the game is much longer than what you get if you enter failstate early. There is a neutral end: Usual history There is a good end (for completing all critical objectives and making a choice): America does a Right Wing purge, and ejects from NATO, NATO collapses. Also, personal ends: you get arrested/you are decorated (and later killed by the remnant of your mysterious enemy), you knock up your mysterious comrade.

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Games Set in Africa / Games About African Politics Comrade 07/24/2020 (Fri) 17:51:39 No. 3203 [Reply] [Last]
Help me out here /games/. Do you lads know of any games that explore African politics and history? I've started playing FC2 for the first time recently and I'm finding that I quite like that it explores the lingering effects of colonialism and foreign interference in Africa. I realize this is an extremely specific niche but I'm curious if there are other properties out there that are like this.
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MGSV's second chapter is largely set in and explores a conflict of Africa during the late cold war, from the perspective of you being the private military contractor in a way as well. It delves into the same plotline about blood diamonds, but also plotlines about the exploitation for oil and the like. >>3204 RE5 yeah
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>>3205 Fuck MGSV and Kojimbo’s lib anti-soviet game. Metal Gear Ghost Babel is set in Africa and actually deals with USA imperialism as one of its major themes
>>3221 I'd hardly call V a specifically "anti-soviet" game. It's true that you fight Soviet soldiers at one point, but you also fight US marines in "Ground Zero" (who are explicitly portrayed as evil torturers) as well as Afrikaaner mercenaries who are probably connected to the National Party regime in South Africa (who were supported by America for a long time and Reagan wanted to keep doing so despite mounting international outcry).
>>3204 RE5 is kind of bad unfortunately, it's more or less a retread of RE4 (all the same plot beats and encounters) but with Africans instead of Spaniards (who speak Mexican Spanish in what's implied to be rural Galicia, for some reason).

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Kremlin Games Comrade 07/09/2020 (Thu) 07:09:45 No. 2259 [Reply] [Last]
Thought we should have a thread on these guys, there's one in /hobby/ but the post numbering fucks up when you move a thread so we may as well start again. They're also like 60% off for the next 10 hours https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/13416/Cold_War_Bundle/ Includes: Crisis in the Kremlin, Crisis in the Kremlin: The Accident, Ostalgie: The Berlin Wall, China: Mao's legacy, Ostalgie: Legacy of Hoxha, Ostalgie: Fall of the Curtain, Crisis in the Kremlin: Homeland of the Revolution And I found some stuff of their latest game (screenshots attached why does this shitty website upload them in random order?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvodCCK2u2U
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>>2294 For me, I think, the absolute height of Kremlin Games is their original CITK where you have the military, KGB etc lying to you telling you it's fine after ordering a nuclear assault on half the planet and getting thoroughly deposed, you just don't see that much nowadays. Dr Evil GDR that bombs everything and blames it on NATO is also a great feature. I think it will be very interesting to win as Russia in the new game, since they're not naive at all and despite being socialists pushing a narrative are very cynical in how they think victory is achieved I agree with them. I'm ready for narco-state USSR tbqh, with a bit of kidnapping on the side.
>>2295 I think it's not going to be about Russia, but an unspecified SR. So I think there might be an interesting dynamic where you will have to suck up to Putin's Russia at the cost of your independence to fend off from the western influences. Note how in the screenshot you got what looks like Russian and US influence both at 50.
I recognise that the games are great, but they are too complicated to be worth the time. Except for DDR, Romania, and Hungary in Ostalgie. That shit was fuckn ez.
as much as I like them conceptually, the gameplay can feel too mechanical and the graphics are practically powerpoint slideshow tier
I wish the game told you more about what your policies and technologies actually do.

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Resident Evil General Comrade 07/25/2020 (Sat) 14:25:47 No. 3228 [Reply] [Last]
Let's have a thread dedicated to one of the greatest (and worst) video game series of all time. Resident evil; Resident evil 7 is actually terrifying right? I'm not just a massive pussy right? I have trouble playing that game because of how frightening it can be, lol. What do you guys think?
>>3228 Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition is literally the only good one.

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Outer Worlds Anonymous Comrade 10/26/2019 (Sat) 01:00:58 No. 2426 [Reply] [Last]
Okay, come on, I know I'm not the only one that's started playing it, what do we all think?

No spoilers please, or put them in tags, cause it only just came out.
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>>2487 >>2488 ...how in any way?
>>2490 The whole 'explore a creative alien environment in semi-first person' aesthetic
>>2426 Is Outer Worlds pro or anti-capitalist in terms of ideological themes, or does it not involve those at all?
>>2492 It is anti-capitalist in a lazy mainstream way but hardly class conscious.

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g4tv Comrade 07/24/2020 (Fri) 22:54:17 No. 3207 [Reply] [Last]
https://youtu.be/aegzuPD1DUc they're thinking of bringing back g4tv if you dont know what that is, watch this video https://youtu.be/ZEBwGOHntro how the fuck do they expect this to ever work out? I have great memories of g4 and techtv before it, and i would love it to come back. But its IMPOSSIBLE, it will get cancelled immediately. Even the memory of it should be getting cancelled. There was so much that shit that doesn't fly now like ironic racism, or so exploitative about women. And attack of the show was basically filming olivia munn getting sexually harassed for 2 hours a day The problem I see, is that they either have to make it woke, which would suck. OR even worse they have to make it anti-woke. It would become like some cringe youtube alt-right shit. There's no going back to just politically neutral gaming where its fine to grope women and they have to like it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpBGTXDfQks peak of the channel right here
G4 was shit from start to finish. Sage for not video games.
Just focus on gaming and air people playing virtual sports tournaments to fill in dead air. It worked with sports during the pandemic.
This isn't Game Network. Who the hell is Olivia? /v/ wants Geoff!

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Sterdust and liberalism in gaming journos Comrade 07/15/2020 (Wed) 13:51:38 No. 2904 [Reply] [Last]
Recently people like Sterling and Schreier actually made a lot of shit that actually came close to class concious. Especially about gaming escapism and the kind of "anti-political" hypocrite mentality, showing that most rightoid actually DOES want politics in their games, but their kind of politics like having CoD imperialism simulator and America wank. Like this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q2ibrU5Xpg >The "it's optional" reasoning is only applicaple to consummer products like games but not the entire system of capitalism >every criticism exist in its own bubble is practically applicabe to most defenders of neoliberalism Why can't these people just connect the dots and see all of this is a systematic problem with capitalism itself? Or do they actually know it but choose to remain silent because themselves are afraid of alienating the normies?
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>>2904 >Or do they actually know Sterling sure as fuck does but he needs that patreon cash
>>2904 Jim sterling's content is something I've enjoyed, for purely entertainment purposes (the load of videos he did on shitty Steam games years ago is a prime example of videos that are just plain funny) and also informative (he has loads of videos documenting abusive and manipulative practices in the gamine industry and has hinted in a video before that he is well aware that these dynamics are at play in virtually every industry beyond just video games. But at the same time, I find him to be rather frustrating. His content and him as a person. First of all, he is clearly in line with identity politics and as far as I can tell, more liberal even if he has an inkling of class consciousness. I've stopped watching his videos for the most part, not out of bitching about him being an "SJW" or whatever, but he repeats a lot of the same points, honestly because nothing changes. I fear that if there ever was another Gamergate-esque moment (yes, I know, there will never be another capital G GamerGate because the conditions that produces it have shifted, and social liberals have won a LOT of ground in that space) but something like it, another BIG controversy in gaming or gaming media that libs can spin to panting their opposition as all a bunch of nazis, He just seems like the kind of guy who would abandon honest analysis like the kind he is perfectly capable of when scrutinizing video game companies and publishers, and would hop on board the lib/sjw train of calling the opposition fascists. IDK something just rubs me the wrong way there. Was he outright anti-gamergate in the past? I honestly don't remember if he took a strong stance on it
>>2918 >Gamer gate was about ethics in games journalism
>>2918 His current coverage of Ubisoft figuratively and actually raping its employees has a huge lib bent to it that I always find annoying. He to this day still trying to portray it as something sensational that is only indicative of only Ubisoft when literally anyone especially him can see it as a systematic problem with capitalist corporate structure itself. Only through the power of the manager over the code proles and how lenient the stockholders still consider the “rock star” culture of game directors (which has already reached the real end by the time John Romero tried to make people “his bitch”), these slime bags can do whatever they want without impunity, including just drugging and fucking their workers in the ass. This also makes me realize how much of “cancel culture” is just a gigantic sham of radlibs cope dependent on shamming the offenders without giving them any actual convictions. No wonder the big corporations still support them so much. No matter how “canceled” these people are, they’ll just leave the limelight and continue raping as usual.
>>3177 Yes.

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LAST OF US 2 THREAD Anonymous Comrade 04/29/2020 (Wed) 04:28:27 No. 2628 [Reply] [Last]
What's /games/ opinion on the whole conterversy?
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>>3179 >is your actual problem with the game that you got outraged thinking there's was a trans playable character in it but that turned out to be fake, so you shifted to being angry at the lesbian? Nope. I don't mind lesbians at all. Hell, that shit is hot. I also don't mind muscular women, (Kurkulina is sexy, pic 1 related). However the execution of both things as well as its ridiculously PCness in a LITERAL zombie apocalypse is irritating. The lesbian "kisses" are just pointless pandering which is made worse since that tiny portion of the story was put into the trailers. Its like the talking kangaroo in Kangaroo Jack, its barely 5 minutes of the film but was the primary trailer material. As for trans... where did that even come up? Do you mean the muscle-lady? A) The problem with the beefy masculine woman is that she isn't even actually trans but is clearly meant to pander to them, which is shite. Pandering to a minority demographic for NO reason is just virtue signaling - a liberal copout B) (A minor gripe)How in the hell did she get that buff during an apocalypse. MEN find it difficult to maintain such a form without steady exersize and food, and women even harder due to the hormonal differences, its why female body-builders are a lot less impressive in size than males, and without access to steady amounts of good food and exercise that's not happening. This isn't a steam-punk/diesel-punk fantasy, the whole appeal was that characters and abilities were grittily realistic. >which was established previously, and she does some lesbian things at some point In the first game it was not established almost at all. It was all conjecture by lesbian fans, and the fact that it was left open ended was fine, because both lesbian and non-gay players could be satisfied. The portrayal of the lesbian relationship feels like a forced "hah, fuck you cis white scum, now lets slobber together gurl!" It's tasteless, forced and boring, not to mention almost irrelevant to the story. This should also be offending to lesbians; they shouldn't have to stoop for such lazy virtue signaling. Like shit, look at a film with some possible lesbian themes like Thelma and Louise, that shit was good and you really felt for the characters and their relationship, friendly or romantic. Here you feel nothing. With Joel-Ellie, their relationship was father-daughter, and you feel for them. With Ellie and her grillfren, there is nothing. >Would you rather being lesbian was made a more significant part of the plot, so its inclusion was "justified" enough for you, or is the character supposed to be a sexless robot if she isn't explicitly 100% straight? You're clearly offended with your loaded questions but I'll answer nonetheless. 1) If you're gong to make them lesbians, make it story relevant OR depict it in a way that isn't pussy-lust. That is more degrading than no depiction at all. And I don;t mean give her a butch haircut or something, but an actual personality that still has some characteristics of lesbians. Or do an 80s and give her some snazzy shit to be cool and bad-ass who knows her value. That would still be more creative than this garden variety bullshit. 2) You don't have to show intimate kisses or sex to have a character display sexuality, and you don't need to pointlessly spit on males in the story for some unknown reason to inform the viewer that "oh hey that's my Ex". It's just so petty, stupid and poorly written that its sounds like a shitty romcom from the 90s... in the middle of a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. That behavior is what I expect from a middle-class liberal feminist in college, not a experienced young woman who has been taught the value of human lives by her time surviving. Lastly the touchiness about the lesbians (of people in general) is because for the past decade that's all that we've been getting; shitty, shallow depictions of "yas queen slay and get da pussy!" where 90% of the time its taking a male character of a popular series and replacing them with women and redoing a schtick but poorly and with dull liberalism plaguing it. People are tired of it, and reviews for the media involved show this with "critic" reviews were 'high' (applauding the diversity and braveness) and the audience reviews being low (because they're sick of pandering and just want a good story). As I seem to be repeating today, 'themes without substance are useless'. TL;DR: lesbians or muscular women are not a problem, its how its written to be unnecessary and presented to be flat and lifeless. The most romantic thing in the entire game is when the big-muscled girl talks with her boyfriend about her struggles and he comforts her despite them both being capable fighters and leaders. For the lesbian couple they don't have this, just typical teenage "I luv u so much, just 'cause!!!" It's shallow and dumb and given the past 10 years of liberal bullshit, this is just fuel on the fire.
>>3184 >It was put in the game to pander to them Fairly sure it was put in there because she's supposed to be the super soldier girl, nobody even mentioned trans people in interviews or anything until the leaks happened and /v/ assumed a non rail thin female character had to be trans >Where did she even get buff/maintain buffness in the post apocalypse clearly that's impossible even men can't do it in setting She is clearly shown to have access to a pre-infection gym with coaching and large amounts of high quality food, if you had played the game and paid attention instead of seething about mediocre writing like it was a personal attack you would have noticed this Have you played the game or do you just get upset at things online instead?
>>3184 >Give her a personality that has actual characteristics of lesbians Like, being a normal person, but into girls instead of guys? Like she's presented? >middle class liberal in college hmmm do I smell chud? How would you like your character to talk? >audience reviews are low Lel, no, the game got review bombed by /v/, r/consumeproduct and the usual crowd of retards, the game's sold well and most people seem to have liked it except how incredibly dark and grating the tone is Everything else you are complaining about is poor writing, but keep seething
>>3185 >/v/ assumed a non rail thin female character had to be trans Did you think maybe WHY hat assumption was made by them? Because it was consistent with the liberal pandering that has been going on. OBVIOUSLY its wrong, which is why I never stated outright that she is trans or supposed to be trans. >She is clearly shown to have access to a pre-infection gym with coaching and large amounts of high quality food Yes, but not at the level to get THAT kind of musculature. Do you even lift unironically? The muscle and strength she displays is beyond what "daily casual exersize" is capable of And remember, the game covers a long period of time, yet her body build is consistently the same. > instead of seething about mediocre writing like it was a personal attack I'm not seething, I'm just annoyed because the first game was really damn good, which is notable because it was the last video game I played in 5 years, I'm not a gaymer at all and I have never posted on /v/ only lurked once or twice during the political drama to see what those morons were posting. Also the fuck am I supposed to critisize about the game? The writing is literally the most important part and flaw in this kind of game. >Have you played the game or do you just get upset at things online instead <Have you played the game or do you just nitpick and defend bad liberalism online instead? How do you live in such constant passive aggression? Or do you have PMS this week? I don't know where your hostility to me is coming from, but whatever. >>3186 >being a normal person, but into girls instead of guys? Yes. >like she's presented No, she isn't. The entire game her lesbianism doesn't come up for long periods and then we get sudden 'oh did ya know I was a lesbo yet' scenes. Its so jarringly unsubtle it clashes with the characterizations

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Vibeo Game Streamers Comrade 06/25/2020 (Thu) 03:38:05 No. 1931 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone here like any game streamers? I don't mean people like Ninja who are interactive advertisements, but more the people who play strange and obscure games and are entertaining in their own right. I like Jerma, Vinesauce Vinny, and Vinesauce Swedish Vinny.
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>>1943 But he's not funny
>>2200 >Not feeling suicidal while working a retail job full time Cringe
>>2803 That I can understand. But not feeling suicidal over "working" at home playing videogames on flexible hours.
Hashinshin got permabanned today, that was the only channel I ever subbed to back in 2017 even though I stopped following in 2018. Kinda surreal seeing a gargantuan channel like Destiny pay attention to a guy I knew as a rather obscure league player who picked offmeta stuff.
>>1931 I watch Vinny's Sunday streams.

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Comrade 07/22/2020 (Wed) 21:04:41 No. 3124 [Reply] [Last]
>Why are we still here? >Just to suffer? >Every night, I can feel my writing... and my direction... >Even my story... >The missions I've lost... >The content I've lost... >Won't stop hurting. >It's like they're all still there! >You feel it too, don't you?!
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>Death Stranding will unleash that thirst unto the future. >Those were his last words. >Pretentious to the end. ------------------------------------ THE END ----------------------------------- For concept art of the next episode, refer to Original Post >>3124 (OP) , and thus the retcon cycle continued to make a full circle. Unfinished thread, just like Hideo Kojima's game LOL.
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>quote "game" endquote
Yeah I don't want more missions of killing Soviet soldiers and protecting the based mujahideen thx. MGS was always shit
>>3153 Yeah you can tell the extent of Kojimmy's hollywood poisoning on its portrayal of russians in these games. A russian Hind-D in MGS1 being in an American military base to serve as a boss fight for no reason. The enemy soldiers in MGS2 are russian despite both the tanker and the plant being american property located in fucking NYC. MGS3 features soviets as enemies and has the KGB and GRU fighting each other in gunfights wtf? Also Volgin is by far the most deranged villain the series bar none and he happens to be soviet russian hmm curious. PW Zadornov was a complete caricature but I'll give that a slight pass because everything in that game was absurd. Granted, americans tend to serve as "bigger" badguys but that's always portrayed as a twist. were there any russians in MGS4? I kinda deleted that game from my mind
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