Jetsetlemming

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  1. Yes, and you would think those are just "for noobs" but you still get people complaining about composition based on them.
  2. Surprised he isn't a Defensive hero, since that's the only category they haven't added to since launch. He reminds me a lot of Roadhog, actually: short range, high damage, very attention grabbing because of the threat of his combos.
  3. "punk" in the "cyberpunk" sense is a reclaimed slur. It originally meant "prostitute", and became a term for any untouchable poor person. This is why Capitalism is the villain in nearly all cyberpunk stories, it's the system of oppression that creates and then demonizes prostitutes and other impoverished people. Class struggle and the essentially physical consumption of the bodies of the underclasses at the core of the genre. If a setting is about "feminism took over the world and now you can't be politically incorrect", that's a completely different thing. For a comparison using 90s action movies, which might be more approachable than book references, look at Robocop vs Demolition Man. In Robocop, Megacorps are buying up the entire city of Detroit, including the police force, and are fueling the conflict of the plot in order to further expand their control. Robocop is cyberpunk. Demolition Man is set in an overly politically correct future where you get fined for swearing and toilet paper is illegal. The conflict is driven by a future liberalized society's inability to deal with a 90s era terrorist. Demolition Man? Not cyberpunk. (it's still a pretty good movie though)
  4. idk if you saw the recent news out of Portland, Oregon, but a Nazi slashed three men's throats on a public train recently, killing two, for confronting him for harassing a teenager. At the resulting protests and counter protests, the cops openly sided with the fascist militias that marched into town from rural Oregon, and even worked together to arrest people. There were pictures of militia members literally grabbing the handcuffs off of the belts of cops to arrest protesters. The story people thought Ubi was going to be telling can be set anywhere in the US, and doesn't require claiming a "cult" has "forcibly taken over" a town to do it.
  5. That's my impression of it as well, hence setting it in the least populated state, with a fantasy bad guy with equal "alt right" and "hipster" flavoring to his imagery. How are companies still not getting that, rather than this kind of shit being "inoffensive to everyone", it ends up offensive to most people by diluting a dozen real issues into a deliberately pointless mess? If you can't be straight with us, if you can't handle the topics you're using, set your game in fucking Middle Earth. I had a lot of problems with how Watch Dogs 2 handled its social issues (mostly in how they made things like gentrification and police brutality all the fault of one single guy, rather than systemic issues that have been going on for multiple generations), but at least they TRIED. And that game was super well received, which makes this cowardice baffling.
  6. Wow, okay. So, far from the original implications of the cover and first trailer, rather than addressing the real growing fascism in America, this is using those aesthetics for a Christian cult that also has black members? They even show the white protag siccing his dog on the black guy in the trailer??? Could Ubi be any more fucking cowardly with this production? Goddamn. How is Wolfenstein 2, a sci-fi game made in Sweden, a more realistic assessment of America than this modern 'realistic' game made just across the border in Toronto?
  7. Yeah, the real alt-right doesn't say "miscegenation", they say "cuck" now
  8. (late game monster spoilers) Goddamn this is so satisfying to do, though. https://gfycat.com/ImpassionedLimpingCowrie edit: awww, it cut off the ending where I killed the baddie with a recycler grenade. I guess gfycat has a 20 second limit or something, I edited for 30 seconds
  9. Those skins look pretty cool. Funny that you like the Bastion and Soldier ones the most, bc I really love those Pharah and Zarya skins, especially the Pharah skin.
  10. The Recycler grenades are the single best weapon idea in a video game since the Gravity Gun IMO, and they solve this problem (at least in my experience). If you can move an object around (even if only theoretically bc you don't have enough leverage), a Recycler grenade can eat it and turn it into resources for you. You can also use them on whole alien corpses (or live aliens!) to get extra Exotic material, too.
  11. Currently playing through this on hard, about four hours in. All the "???" enemies are bullet (/glue/wrench whack/stun gun zap) sponges so far, unless I get a good toss of an explosive can at them, but it definitely keeps me on my toes when even the common mimicks can sometimes kick my ass. Also pretty interested in the story and its mystery so far. I tried exploring the outside of the station during the Zero G bit, as part of the second story quest, and got the shit kicked out of me by not one, not two, but three different weird aliens I'd never seen anything remotely like. Space is scary.
  12. I still haven't really gotten solid on the Oasis map, yet, though.
  13. Fun fact: A fully charged orb of discord volley, when headshot on a discorded target, does 598 damage. Body shot is half that, still more than enough to kill most people outright. Fun fact: The orb of discord gives you a free three seconds of wallhax. Fun fact: Combining these to instantly wipe out somebody trying to flank you, thinking they're clever for dropping behind a wall, is by far the best thing in all of Overwatch.
  14. I have not experienced this to be true. I play a lot of different classes, filling as needed based on other people's picks (because I figure my team will be more reliable if they pick who they're best at), and while SR scales with winning streaks and stuff like that, I find my average SR gain playing Zenyatta, Ana, Soldier, Mei, or Reinhardt (my go-to heroes per category) is about the same, 20-30 SR depending on matchup and streak.
  15. I know people who yell at everyone for their picks are assholes, but also there's gotta a middle ground between that and "I'm going to bash my head into a team running Reinhardt and Orisa as Genji, uselessly throwing shurikens into their dual shields as they steamroll us, and then brag about my gold damage medal". ...my competitive experience today has been negative.