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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from void_23 in Overwatch   
    I'm not so into it.  It looks like a mess.  Sci-fi characters in the 1940s illustration style of TF2 (many of whom don't look great next to each other in the first place), abilities look way too OP/ridiculous (reaper "KILL EVERYTHING" mode, sniper/titsass wallhacks), also the cinematic crew doesn't even know what to do with the art it seems.  Cinematics look like Brink, but done well + Big Hero 6, Env art looks like 1940s illustration done extremely well (holy shit those maps look beautiful), then the character art is like Monday Night Combat + more skin tight suits.
     
    Giving FPS the Dota treatment is a super good idea though, and some heroes (Hanzo!) look fun as hell to play.  IMO, getting rid of the sci-fi element would do the game well, many characters have real cool motifs that would work well together already, but then the sci-fi stuff kind of ruins it.  It looks like they ran out of time for some characters, like the sniper, where it's just "BLUE CHICK WITH BUTT".
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from [HP] in The Last Night   
    Don't get me wrong, I'm talking about this because it is interesting to me.  I'm just pedantic about the whole -punk part of cyberpunk since I'm a fan of the genre.  I just see too much cyberpunk that misses the attitude of punk (and my god, we need more punk in games in this post-THPS world ).
    imo there should be a different genre for not-quite-cyberpunk.  Lots of stuff is falling into it recently.  
    I don't mean to say the game shouldn't exist, I'm worried about it not being good!  Again, I've seen way too much weak cyberpunk recently.
    If the dev has really changed, that's cool (being a jerk isn't cool), but as it stands I'm wary of what it's going to be.  
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from Sprony in The Last Night   
    It's an image of the future portrayed through a punk ethos, meaning it focuses on the issues of systemic oppression, late capitalism, and class, as well as race, gender, sexuality, and so on.  It's much more than the "neon slums" aesthetic (and isn't necessarily that aesthetic),
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    DrywallDreams reacted to Thrik in Site Changes and Feedback   
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    DrywallDreams reacted to Bastion in Hitman - World Of Assassination   
    IO's situation has been resolved, they've managed to go fully independent, and were able to also secure full control over the Hitman franchise!
    http://www.ioi.dk/the-future-of-ioi/
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    DrywallDreams reacted to Klems in The Last Night   
    Hey guyz, I found the perfect picture to sum up how I feel about this whole controversy ordeal.

    Devs said it was post-cyberpunk rather than cyberpunk. I'm not too big on categorizing stuff but it makes sense.
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    DrywallDreams reacted to Jetsetlemming in The Last Night   
    "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)
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from Jetsetlemming in The Last Night   
    Don't get me wrong, I'm talking about this because it is interesting to me.  I'm just pedantic about the whole -punk part of cyberpunk since I'm a fan of the genre.  I just see too much cyberpunk that misses the attitude of punk (and my god, we need more punk in games in this post-THPS world ).
    imo there should be a different genre for not-quite-cyberpunk.  Lots of stuff is falling into it recently.  
    I don't mean to say the game shouldn't exist, I'm worried about it not being good!  Again, I've seen way too much weak cyberpunk recently.
    If the dev has really changed, that's cool (being a jerk isn't cool), but as it stands I'm wary of what it's going to be.  
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from Jetsetlemming in The Last Night   
    Maybe it just wasn't as huge over there as it was in the US then?  Sorry if that's the case!  It was so massive here that I am surprised to see confusion about it, lol.
    Not to get too far completely unrelated politics here... 
    What did Anita Sarkeesian lie about?  She simply said there's a tendency to portray women in video games as negative stereotypes, and showed examples of such stereotypes.  The wage gap exists, here's some statistics http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Gender_pay_gap_statistics.  Feminists portraying straight white men as the enemy is a stereotype that you've been sold.  Women (and LGBTQ+ people, people of color, etc) just want more positive portrayals of themselves in games, that's all.
    Of course Gamergate was portrayed as negative, it was started over a non-existent review of a video game.  The big buzzword was "Objective reviews," a concept that does not, and is impossible to exist.
    Okay, if you're going to use the "in my country" card to be against a whole religion, let me tell you about what's going on here: A year ago, a black man was shot and killed after being pulled over by police.  There's a trial about it going on right now.  That was one of many police shootings that happened that summer.  But yeah BLM blocked a freeway so they're the REAL racists.  (Really you don't want to say this shit to me, please learn the historical context behind this stuff)
    Yes, terrorism is a problem, but not one that is solved by returning hatred with hatred (we've been trying to do that for decades now!).  Why do you think this is happening?  Anyone can be radicalized.  That's enough on that because I'm really not interested in talking about this shit here.  
    Point is, cyberpunk has always been on the left, that's what punk has always been, it doesn't work if it isn't about progressive politics.  It's no coincidence that one of the most notable examples of cyberpunk is The Matrix, directed by two trans women, and often used as an allegory for being transgender.  I'm worried that this game (as well as practically every big cyberpunk game as of late) doesn't understand that.  
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from Jetsetlemming in The Last Night   
    Look at his channel, his videos are about video games, right wing politics, and enforcing stereotypes of feminists, black people, muslims, and so on.  Maybe don't say literal racism is good??
    So we can't trust what a game developer actually, literally, says their game is about?  It's a smart marketing move to associate yourself with a harassment campaign literally started by someone's abusive ex-boyfriend??
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from Jetsetlemming in The Last Night   
    are we about to fucking say "gamergate wasn't so bad" are we really posting fucking mundanematt videos?  christ
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from Jetsetlemming in The Last Night   
    It's been more than that, he's kinda been a piece of shit to a lot of people.  
    Besides that even, how do you even make a cyberpunk story where "the FEMINAZIS have taken over!!"?  To do that is to ignore what cyberpunk even is.  Cyberpunk is specifically about the exact things Gamergate fought against, which is to say it's about systemic oppression, the issues of late capitalism, so on and so forth.  It's like making a Deus Ex game that goes "Actually, the NSF were the bad guys", like what is it going to say?  Equality is bad?
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from blackdog in E3 2017   
    At 2/5 of the price, I'm thinking about getting an S (mostly for backwards compatibility lmao).  The X is just plain expensive for an unproven product.  The PS4 Pro doesn't seem like it's doing all that well, and the X is probably not going to do much better with its price and position in the market.  They play the same games, and that's all most people care about, they just want the thing what plays fifa.
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from [HP] in E3 2017   
    At 2/5 of the price, I'm thinking about getting an S (mostly for backwards compatibility lmao).  The X is just plain expensive for an unproven product.  The PS4 Pro doesn't seem like it's doing all that well, and the X is probably not going to do much better with its price and position in the market.  They play the same games, and that's all most people care about, they just want the thing what plays fifa.
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from 2d-chris in E3 2017   
    why does every game have a super blown-out sky and under-exposed ground now?  It's a bad look.
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from [HP] in E3 2017   
    why does every game have a super blown-out sky and under-exposed ground now?  It's a bad look.
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    DrywallDreams reacted to FMPONE in CoD WW2   
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    DrywallDreams reacted to AlexM in Overwatch   
    So if you all recall I had the worst set of placement matches this season. I can't remember how many now but it was like 50% involved people disconnecting. As a result I think I went in at 1300/Bronze
    Well I've pulled myself out of that hole and managed to get to gold. Generally I've played as roadhog because he can help when your comp is low on tanks/support and have crappy dps. On a better comp I tend to just play whatever role is needed. 
    There was this one night where there was a team of 2 and one of them was this stoner Canadian guy who was talking all spiritually about the game between bong hits. Saying things like "play the character you want man and let the spirit take you over" or "dude, just go with it and have positive vibes, we will win that way". We had such a great game we teamed into a group of 6 and won something like 7 games in a row. 
    That was one of the most charismatic strategic stoner hippies I ever played with.
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    DrywallDreams reacted to [HP] in POTUS 2016   
    Ok, I'm genuinely interested in this one, for any trump supporters around here, what do you have to say about this?
    He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.” He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he green lighted a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though  his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.
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    DrywallDreams reacted to dux in POTUS 2016   
    So which one of you is trolling on their alt account then?  
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from Sprony in POTUS 2016   
    trump's victory was months ago at this point, when does the celebration end and the presidency begin?
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from [HP] in POTUS 2016   
    trump's victory was months ago at this point, when does the celebration end and the presidency begin?
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    DrywallDreams reacted to cashed in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive   
    I recompiled and the purple went away

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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from Radix in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive   
    Could it be a missing cubemap or something?  Missing detail map?
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    DrywallDreams got a reaction from FMPONE in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive   
    Could it be a missing cubemap or something?  Missing detail map?
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