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Grumblevolcano

@NEStalgia Bethesda did change their approach to things at some point prior to the acquisition to focus on monetization and live service, that's how we got stuff like Fallout 76 and the mobile games. Redfall being a looter shooter would fit into this approach given the genre is well known for its monetization and live service nature.

Grumblevolcano

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SplooshDmg

@NEStalgia Everything I've read seems to imply it really under preformed. It seemed like it was more than Returnal but less than R&C. Considering how much Sony promoted it, even above their own games. I'm sure they aren't pleased that the exclusive FPS with art and violence didn't do more than the somewhat niche furball from the early 2000's that I'm shocked they even let have another game. But that's me speculating based on what tidbits of data I've found. I'm not sure what Steam figures looked like. But it basically did well the week it launched and then disappeared.

Yeah, the style of the repetition is what really bothers me. That's what I hate so much about roguelike's in general. I don't care to practice something, but I guess my definition of slog is different than other peoples. Some people think Halo's battle pass is a slog, I think it's somewhere between okay and will work in a pinch. Roguelike's however are the single biggest slog I can think of. I can't find a single thing about them that comes off as satisfying to me. But people are all different, one mans slog is another mans treasure. That's fundamentally my issue with Soulsborne's as I've gotten older. I used to be a sweaty try hard and thought putting up with that slog made me special or something, then I realized literally no one cared and I was just punishing myself so I could pat myself on the back and feel like I did something. I realized gaming is just supposed to be above all... Fun. Shooting players in the face and eventually getting to make my spartan blue is pretty fun, and repeating the same area of Boletaria over and over is questionable to me now.

I'm beyond excited for Redfall. I'm honestly way more excited for Redfall than Deathloop. I personally love looter shooters. I honestly like live service games, really. Heck, I LOVE Fallout 76 (now). It was dreadful at launch, but Wastelanders got it back on track and it like a lot of other games it's grown up and is a fairly strapping lad now. So, like any genre, stuff can go wrong and any game can be terrible. FF14 was utter garbage at launch, so bad they literally had to shut it down and start over and now it's fantastic. But the failed launch of FF14 didn't really spell doom and gloom for the rest of the SE catalogue. Ironically, it's probably the literal best game that company makes now, even in terms of telling a good story. I think a lot of times we as enthusiasts want to cling to this sort of philosophical purity of what games are supposed to be and we are seeing it with Halo right now. In the hardcore circle people are moaning about the battle pass, and maybe even plenty in the middle and lower core circles, but the fact stands that it's been the third most played game on Steam during NA peak hours behind only Counter Strike and DOTA 2 every night this week, and that doesn't even include people playing through Game Pass. Battlefield has already dropped off into oblivion, but even with the scrutiny Halo is just trucking along. So, it's hard at times because developers like Arkane make these really great oddball games, that sort of don't appeal to a whole lot of people. The goal is always money and I don't for a second try to pretend this is just some altruistic endeavor for the sake of art. I find a lot of times the biggest challenge a developer faces isn't how to make a great game, but how to make a great game that people actually want to play. Halo 5 had great MP and a pretty EHHHH campaign, it still sold great, but it was basically a flash in the pan. It just did not have the staying power of the previous games because games have just changed on the whole. So, all that said, I don't want Arkane to stop making SP games, but I do want them to finally find a huge success and I'm pretty convinced with Game Pass behind it Redfall will probably be that hit.

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SplooshDmg

NEStalgia

@BlueOcean It's like talking to a brick wall that's safely behind glass.

@Grumblevolcano Yeah, that's why I'm worried about it. Assuming it was started before the buyout anyway. But it's just yuck no matter what. Looter shooters were almost kinda interesting in the PS360 era. That ship really should have sailed by now. An Arkane live service MTX game is an abomination. It would be like id making an MMORPG. In my headspace I'm just calling it "Crackdown 4: Buffy"

@SplooshDmg "Did well the week it launched, then disappeared" You mean like TLoU2? It's fun that TLoU2's permanent price is less than Returnal's sale price....

Still, if they're going to call Returnal a success, they have to call Deathloop a success. Returnal numbers are just bleak. As expected. R&C did ok. It may not look impressive next to PS4 hits, but as a percentage of the install base it's actually above the PS4 average, so you could say it did great. We'd have to see where Deathloop landed as a percentage of install. Heck, Demon's Souls numbers are pretty bleary and that was their launch headliner. Sure ,it's no HFW, but it also didn't cost as much I'm sure.

Totally agreed on slog. Hades, everyone loves it, I don't. I actually enjoyed the first area. Then I found out the bosses respawn. Nevermind. That's not fun replaying part one over and over to get into part 2, and the moment you misstep it was all for nothing. Returnal actually works somehow. I'm getting nowhere, but the shmup shooting is fun enough I kinda don't notice. The story though needs to go. What seemed interesting really isn't. Only problem is even in the first area it's now getting harder and harder, so what I was able to easily do once i can't seem to do again. Could just be me though.

Totally agree on the slog of souls though. There's a good game in there, there really is. But doing the exact same path over and over "practicing", "learning" etc....too much time into one tiny section of game. In some ways its worse than rogues. Rogues you still gain some items and stats as you play and fail so it's sort ofjust a normal rpg grind. Souls you not only get nothing for failure, you get what you already had taken from you. Add that to the trial and error level design where you have to keep dying to learn what is where, what paths are good, etc.....most of the game's lengh is just arbitrary forced deaths. There's a good game behind it but that lack of checkpointing makes it frustrating and stressful for no reason. I wish I could do better with it but I'm not willing to put that time in I don't think. I have 350 games to play, some of them are 100 hour journeys. I don't want to spend 6 months grinding the boletarian bridge until I can't take it anymore. That's what F2P games are for. I just really hate repetition. A lot. And souls forces repetition as the primary mechanic. The shortcuts are checkpoints, but you have to guess where they are, die 100x exploring to try to locate them, then do a perfect run to do it. Gross.

I love how deathloop presents itself as a rogue but isn't. It's a timeloop thing, but it's really stage based. Die 3x and you start the level again without your goodies you found this time. it makes it feel like it's not level based but it is.

I'm good without looter shooters at all though. Redfall, I'm kinda just writing off for now. And most service games that make the service up front. (Not Assassn's Creed which it isn't integral.) It's hard for me to be objective on that idea because I can't find any style of game more insipid than the massive online GaaS, and that includes Halo multiplayer. Though I would probably have tried it for giggles if there were not mtx. The things that make the most money, I just can't figure out why people pay anything for them. The online shooters, the big GaaS games....the industry says that's where the money is, and I look at it and can't imagine wasting playing it let alone paying for it. Then again movies still make money and I doubt I'll ever actually watch one again. I can't think of anything more boring and soulless than the modern movie. Other than a Naughty Dog game, but it's basically the same thing. And there's nothing on TV but reality and gameshows and I don't get why people do that either.

So mostly, I don't understand how and why most of the human race does what they do most of the time.

NEStalgia

SplooshDmg

@NEStalgia The platinum trophy tricked me into finishing TLOU2. I think that's when I realized I had an addiction. I was doing heinous things for shiny baubles. Their plan was working.

I'm not saying it wasn't a success, but I do think it probably underperformed. Pretty much everything I've looked at seems to suggest that. So, sorta the same as Game Pass targets. You set the goal post high and far, and just because you didn't make the goal post doesn't necessarily mean it failed. You just didn't hit the pulled from thin air goal.

I'm an MMO kid at heart. I love a grind, but I like the right kind of grind. I feel like most rogues just take a thirty-minute game and turn it into an 80 hour game. I just don't like it.

But going back to the MMO part, live service games to me are basically just the MMO-ish version of whatever that game is. I typically don't pay for MTX's, I will if it's actually useful and worth paying for, but I won't pay for say, a novelty hat. Not happening. Naughty Dog is actually hiring people to develop an in-game economy with MTX's. I imagine this TLOU MP is going to be Sony's foray into GaaS. I don't think it started that way, but I have a feeling it really will be that. From a business side, it's basically foolish not to. F2P games are the bread winner, and if 343i making bank on Halo just keeps funding XGS to acquire studios and produce more SP games, I say go for it. I try not to come off as a corporate shill, but I'm an accountant. My entire job is making sure companies are making money, so it's hard for me to shake my fist too much when they do. But gamers are just different at the end of the day. There are times when I absolutely just do not want to play a SP story driven game and I just want to screw around in SoT. My buddy spent $25 on some edgelord pirate outfit and ship, and I think it's dumb, but he likes it a lot. So who am I to say he shouldn't have bought it? I find a lot of time F2P/GaaS games come off more as arcade-like. It's just a repetitious loop, but the experience is fun and you can just set it down when you don't feel like playing it, only to pick it up again later. People raise these objections about the whole paying over the course of time in a GaaS and it being morally defunct, but I fed a whole lot of quarters into a Tekken machine as a kid and I don't really have anything to show for it. I could kinda create an argument that arcades aren't really any more or less evil. Get addicted to DDR and just keep funneling money into the machine, then you've spent $7,000 three years later. Same for Initial D. I think that's the space a lot of these persistent live games have filled in the void of arcades going bust. But we smile fondly at arcades and remember them with nostalgia and it sort of makes us forget that we were just stupid kids being scammed for egregious amounts of money at their peak. But then you have your SP or bust gamers. For me it just depends on what my rapidly changing mood is in the mood for.

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NEStalgia

@SplooshDmg The promotional pricing on Deathloop probably is strategic for MS too, though. Deathloop is the newest Sony exclusive, and it's currently cheaper than all other PS5 exclusives. It helps set the stage of expectations for what pricing to expect from Sony 1st party games......it's not often a company gets to set the expectations for a competitors pricing from inside it

Definitely agreed on the whole "turn a 30 minute game into an 80 hour game" bit. Just looking at W1-1 of Boletaria, that took me like 3 days. But if the game didn't send you back to spawn constantly, that whole level is essentially 9 or 10 rooms and corridors. If you could hack and slash your way through it it would be like a 15 minute level at best. 5 worlds, 2 parts each plus a third part in 2, so 12 worlds, 15 minutes each, it's about a 3 hour game if you could blast through it in a line. So by making it super hard and resetting you constantly it becomes a full length RPG with tedious grind for souls to consume time. "If your game is too easy, add a timer, if your game is too short, make it harder." is an old development mantra I used to hear.

Oh yeah, TLOU MP is definitely going to be mtx ridden gaas. I still don't understand how f2p pulls in so much money, but I know it does. It's garbage purchases for garbage things. I'm a function over fashion person all the way. People buy kitchen appliances because they compliment the counters and give bad reviews to colors that aren't as pictured. I just buy gray-brushed-SS commercial stuff that looks like it was built to surivve WWII. It'll do the job better and more reliably forever than anything else. Period. Why would anyone buy anything else?!

I suppose I'm an SP or bust gamer. I do splatoon but that's the only online game (other than shared space kind of games) I've touched basically in 20 years. I just don't get the whole "goof around with other people" aspect I guess. I didn't do the "play with other kids" thing as a kid, either. I was "Nintendo Karen" I guess

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SplooshDmg

@NEStalgia That's very true. It's all still money into the coffers of MS. What a strange situation that whole thing is.

I mean, a lot of GaaS games really are fun. It's just a matter of whether you feel compelled to blow your entire trust fund on V-bucks and have that new Macho Man Randy Savage skin. Well, I don't think Fortnite is fun, but I'd go out of my way and say that Minecraft is probably one of the single greatest games ever created. It's not F2P, buts it's absolutely a GaaS. But even then, I don't buy the MTXs in Minecraft outside of the stuff that's actually cool DLC packs, like Sonic. The Sonic pack for Minecraft is hilarious because it's a better sonic game than most actual Sonic games. It's just a weird game. I hated it at first, but once I figured it out I can just sink hours and hours into it. I don't even understand it, but lord have mercy I love it.

SplooshDmg

NEStalgia

@SplooshDmg Minecraft is one thing I just don't "get". Maybe I'm too old to get it. I tried it on Switch and I'm like "so....what's the point?" I love DQ Builders though. It's like MC but with a purpose.

Edit: BTW, the Series S has arrived. Not sure when I'll get it set up but at least I have a Series console instead of the 1X again. Love the 1X. And Yakuza is identical on both of them. But somehow I feel better with the Series.

The X is in the work queue over at MS, so probably a few days until they send it back. Funny thing is now I'll probably sideline it and continue deathloop and GoT on PS5 for a while. Though I have to get some FH5 in.

I also grabbed a spare Elite V2 controller. I saw the low prices at Amazon and Walmart the other day and thought "oh cool, they're cheaper now, good to know" and then noticed yesterday it was back up to normal, and only $30 off not $40 off at Newegg. Oops. Then I noticed the MS store had them at the old sale price from last week. I absolutely love that thing. So now I've got a spare.

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SplooshDmg

@NEStalgia I tried DQ Builders, but I honestly didn't like it much. I loved Heroes I and II though. Iono, Builders takes a lot from Minecraft, but they're just entirely different games. Minecraft is the Bethesda game Todd Howard always wanted to make and just didn't think of.

Nice! The Series S really is a neat console. I think you'll honestly be bamboozled by how small it is. If it were any other device than a console the world would be fawning over the fact that so much performance is packed into such a small box. It's barely half the size of a PS4 Pro.

I've always heard that MS is pretty speedy with their repairs. I def think you'll be back in order before Halo, which I never lost faith in. They told me I was crazy, and I am crazy, but I'm convinced I was right and Infinite is going to be some second coming of Master Chief.

I still don't have an Elite. I got the Halo XSX, so now I have one of the regular Series controllers, but with the rubber grip. I def like the rubber grip. Depending how sweaty I get at Halo, I might finally cop an Elite.

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NEStalgia

Builders is Minecraft with objectives. I hate trophies but like objectives. I don't get "make your own fun" I guess. Sandbox Fallout, Minecraft, even Sot, I play for 5 minutes and it's like "ok...what am I DOING here? What's the goal?" That's why I like Deus Ex and Hitman and Arkane games. You have a goal, and no rules on how to do it so you figure it out and make it up (and cheeze your way out of it) as you go. That's fun sandboxing. I don't like a sandbox sandbox that just says "ok, here's tool go do, like stuff and stuff." Do WHAT? WHERE? WHY? Fudge it I'm playing Dark Souls.

Yeah the box itself seems small just in the shipping carton, and I know it looked small on Phil's shelf....it'll be weird. Smaller than 1X probably. That's just weird. I'm nervous about how inferior it will or won't seem compared to X.

Well you're crazy enough to know you're right even if what you say doesn't make sense, so that's all that counts. Like in that NL switch thread Blue mentioned where indie mini games really are worth the same price as big games and the definition of "big" is arbitrary and personal opinion because if you really really want to believe a 2D side scrolling 8 hour game is as big as Skyrim, then it IS as big as Skyrim! Some of those people are people that I genuinely like, they're multiplat gamers, they're good people.... but OMG when the they go Nintendo Defense Force do they ever go full NDF. I was probably like them once, in all honesty ,but now it's like "please just listen to yourself....pleeeease!" Nice, well meaning, otherwise reasonable people but never ever question Nintendo near them. You'll never escape the circular argument.

The grips are nice, but the overall feel of the sticks really is the best part. Technically it's overpriced for what it is, and I don't love the internal battery instead of replaceable. But the charging cradle case is so cool I overlook it. But I just love the smooth glide of the sticks, those teflon ring inserts keep it super smooth. And the choice of stick caps is really nice. Right stick = 360 cap, left is stock for me, personally. Though I don't hate the DS5 so there's that. I had V1 too, and I liked it but it never felt like an X1 controller it felt like a hybrid of X1 and Duke. It was clunky. V2 feels like a slightly less ergonomic Series controller that somehow still fits comfortably. But....you may dislike it comparatively since it's not identical to the Series controller in design (it's half way between X1 and Series), and I don't dislike DS5 and you do, so blind buying a controller may not be ideal for you. I love mine enough I bought a spare, so that says something though. Watch, next month they announce V3 with "SideWinder Direct Force Feedback" technologyto rival Dualsense. I'd be so mad....

What I don't like is the permanent battery but the charging cradle case is really slick so I overlook it.

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BlueOcean

@NEStalgia I see what you did but I don't think that he (she?) cares. Ignored me and blocked me for no reason like a 5-year-old and didn't even react to your well-intentioned words. Not that I care for someone like that but you were so kind.

I just learned about blocking because I had not ignored him and couldn't see his comments anymore. I just used that (block) for a few unpleasant bullies that I ignored years ago (on NL) but still today decontextualize and quote my phrases and reply nonsense (JasonH).

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NEStalgia

@BlueOcean heh ralizah is also on pxb (and in this thread!). And definitely isn't a switch zealot. Though, like me can alternately come across as a pony, nintendrone, or pc master race unintentionally In different conversations.

It's not to say we always agree on things, certainly not, but debate is always fair, social, not antagonistic etc.

It's a shame if it ended that way, if so because there's really no need for bad blood between you two. That was an unfortunate misunderstanding and I think if the tone of the thread hadn't gone as it had due to some others, that whole exchange wouldn't have looked like that.

Hopefully that can get rectified somewhat. I don't like the ignore button for that reason. It's impossible to reconcile issues after. I never use it.

But ralizah isn't jax, that's for sure. Jax is a well meaning person and I feel he's a good person irl, but the moment he starts arguing Nintendo things go very bad and he becomes very argumentative and demeaning with the whole "that's your (wrong) opinion" trope. Worse if you call him on it he gets enraged as seen in his first reply to me. That's not the first time. He's ok really, but he gets high strung when anyone criticizes Nintendo. Which is weird because he's also multiplat, pc, PS5, and at one time x1. He's kind of like anti. A good hearted, well meaning, otherwise positive voice that can sometimes require special handling for the conversation to not derail, and that requires getting in the right frame if mind. I tried to prevent things going that way at the start, but made the mistake of pointing out he defends the brand. Which he does. But calling him on it is a guarantee things will go bad. I screwed that up. I've had moments I've been so frustrated with him I almost hit ignore, but I don't really do that with anyone, and he really is a worthwhile person ..... As long as you don't argue Nintendo with him. He handles arguing religion more calmly (no joke!)

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BlueOcean

@NEStalgia Anyway, (s)he doesn't seem to care. Anti is sometimes funny to read, Jason isn't. Needless to say, Anti doesn't make any sense but he's not liar, manipulative, passively aggressive and plays the victim like Jason, who said years ago that he was leaving NL for good but, unfortunately, he's still preaching and decontextualizing me and others and I don't have the time or patience to correct every single lie or sermon that addresses me.

The problem with the internet is that anyone can join a forum and believe that they are right while not having any respect for the facts and the truth. In this society, the truth doesn't matter, it's just them that matter. It's a globalised society but at the same time it's the most individual society ever, a virtual society where everyone thinks that they're always right because there is no real communication. Not everybody is like that, obviously, but too many people. On that thread you have many examples.

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NEStalgia

@BlueOcean That's a shame.

True enough on the other thing though. I try to take the good with the bad on people like him that can be both worthwhile and also frustrating. But your description of the pattern isn't wrong. Some people, especially if you have a decent history with them you can joke with a truism without it coming across as an insult. Not him, and I forget that. He's a staunch defender of the brand, and he also has a habit of latching into every single new thing and it's his new favorite thing of all time until the next new thing happens. And that thing will be celebrated and defended. It's not an insult, it's an observation anyone that reads the comments can see easily. But I've made the mistake twice now of actually mentioning that in a friendly joking way and end up with this serious retaliatory chiding like I've dishonored his ancestors.

You're very right on the world and internet I think. Heck I wish it were confined to the internet. Though worse than not respecting the truth or facts, I think, the most dangerous part of the modern world is data. It's not that nobody respects the facts. It's that everyone is armed with facts proven in data that prove they're right. Data can prove whatever you want it to. Data can prove the earth is flat. You just have to pick the right data to represent the proof you want. Modern politics, business, and media live by that. So does the internet. Jax is absolutely provably right based on the supporting data he chooses to use to back it. We're absolutely right with the data we're using to back it. Everybody is right and everybody can prove it in data. And nobody has to listen to anyone else and anyone else's data isn't relevant because the data everyone uses confirms their belief as hard fact. The data driven society is the most dangerous possible society. It encourages not exploring any topic, not critically thinking about it, and instead just analyzing data to arrive at scientific truth. That's great if you're trying to catalogue the melting points of various composites. Not great if you're trying to discuss qualitative values of something. "Common sense"or the human element ends up removed from discussion, and discussion, instead of understanding different thoughts ends up as a war of the incontrovertible data.

I've learned to hate data. Data always lies. People use it like it's court evidence, but it's not. It's days, it's incomplete, and it always lies unless the answer you're trying to prove is nothing but a hard metric like what game outsold another. But even then, it can't tell you WHY. While it may be accurate in record, it's usage never includes or can include all relevant data. The truths it shows rarely are real because it's always missing relevant components that are part of that reality. We no longer debate ideas and viewpoints we just use incomplete views of reality as represented by limited data to dictate our reality and viewpoints.

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BlueOcean

@NEStalgia I figured that he is a religious (he said so) immigrant (I deduced so) that is full of resentment (we see that) and plenty of free time (it seems so). I agree, there is lack of common sense and they overuse decontextualized data to "prove" "facts". There is also a lack of constructive criticism and there is no intention to listen, to understand and to see the bigger picture. With small decontextualized data they try to destroy a perfectly valid main idea (as shown on that thread). They aggressively address you, cut a sentence, even if it's not part of your main argument and pretend that that phrase proves that your entire argument is wrong (they have done that more than once on that thread). Heck, they even said that I was not making sense because I removed Snipperclips and Sushi Striker when that's for my argument and that means fewer exclusives made by Nintendo. Snipperclips wasn't developed by Nintendo and Sushi Striker is on 3DS. I also added that we are not discussing mini games anyway but they don't care. They are not communicating, they are corrupting communication.

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sixrings

I had my own argument with Jax which lead to us blocking each other. There was a whole bunch of “you’re wrong and this is why” from his side which admittedly was on some subjective matter. Anyways I never chalked it up to him being religious and or an immigrant or angry at the world. I just think he’s a Nintendo fanboy and if you question Nintendo at all then you must be wrong.

sixrings

BlueOcean

@sixrings He kind of preach what he doesn't do but as NEStalgia and you said, it's more extremist about Nintendo than about the other things I've detected he's sensitive to. According to my profile, he was the first person I've ever ignored but I didn't know I could block until Ralizah blocked me two days ago because of that thread you posted on today. He keeps on fighting me after four years, even if I never see what he writes unless I clean the PC and I have to log in again, so blocking him now is a blessing so he can finally stop hounding me after all these years of unhealthy obsession.

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NEStalgia

@BlueOcean Haha, with deductions like that, Ace attorney shouldn't be on your playlist lol!

He's pretty open with his bio actually. And his real identity and Twitter is open and he shares it for game posts. Not an immigrant as far as I know at all. Something of a gifted (math) student and general overachiever that fell in with the wrong crowd and ended up a, I believe it was meth, maybe it was heroine addict at rock bottom. Then with the help of what sounds a relatively well to do family managed to get clean and get back to overachieving in what sounds like a high level position with some kind of statistical or analysis role based in a lab at a manufacturing company of some sort. Credit where due that's an impressive feat of resolve. Divorced after a short marriage. Sounds like she may have been a piece of work herself, but being on the receiving end of his inappropriately heated arguments, and having been compared to her at least once, myself, I can easily deduce there's a second side to that story...

Weirdly I've disagreed with him on a religious issue (overpopulation) and he firmly but politely stopped that. Fair. I've disagreed with him on a sociopolitical issue (new capitalism where business should charge what the market will pay rather than cost + profit as it used to be.). He strongly argued but argued fairly and honestly. It's really ONLY arguing Nintendo that gets him so high strung. Once in the ps thread when he got PS5 I said I was surprised he got one and he went into one of those stern responses basically summarized as "how dare you call me a Nintendo fanboy!" It's weird, really. Generally an ok guy as long as you never argue Nintendo or mention his attachment to it....

It's frustrating that I KNOW he can debate reasonably and respectfully.... And twice as frustrating when someone I know can do that is the one that's the most disruptive to a reasonable conversion. Even bolt, who was getting a bit hot headed, was also showing some give and take in the conversation. Only jax was pure aggression. And I know he's able to be better than that.

But yeah, that guerilla debate technique is just infuriating. Strawmen galore. Dismissiveness galore. And projection galore (claiming I'm the one doing the former two). The more you defend the more he twists it his way. It was just an ugly dialogue made worse by him jumping into an existing dialogue so it became 3 against 1. I was honestly fine debating with bolt. He at least, if somewhat hot under the collar at times kept the tone of debate throughout rather than just turning it into a soap box to denounce wrongthink. So, basically, Reddit and Twitter...

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sixrings

All I remember was there was a bunch of jax defenders on there and when the argument went to the ignore route there was people trying to tell me that jax was reasonable and just misunderstood. But then I logged on without signing in so I could read everything he was writing to the forum and I’m like you’re a dork. There’s no changing your mind. You like to think you’re open minded but you’re not. That’s ok. Time to move on.

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NEStalgia

@sixrings lol, yeah,....I can see that...

@SplooshDmg been playing the series s for a few days now. It's a mixed bag as expected. Technically it's pretty impressive. Been playing Forza and the Forzagrass(tm) and Forzabushes(tm) @blueocean leave a lot to be desired. It's clearly just not putting great detail out at 60fps. BUT it plays well and generally looks good enough. Certainly better looking than the artifacting when streaming. But tons of pop in and be low res sprites and billboards.

I'm pleased enough. But what surprised me is when I started up Yakuza0. It's fugly the x1x renders it identical to series x. The series s runs it like it's a vcr xbone. It seems to run well and "up to 1400p" with Series games, but bc is inexplicably locked at 1080p with no AA to speak of so that things run worse than x1x on a console several times more powerful than it. That's the one place it's kind of disappointing.

It's good, and for actual series games it's surprisingly decent but it's not the best bc box for a 4k screen, and oddly a native x1x is still better for that.. No quick resume though..

I'll definitely still be trying to shop for a spare X. And playing a lot of PS5 while I'm down. But the s is cute and nice to have on hand. Especially since I have a library 300 deep on xb and a library "only" like 75 deep on ps, with a lot of those as older PS2/3/vita jrpgs.

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