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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2769
I like the campaigns of the CoD and BF games. They have a certain charm that is of their time and the halcyon past. I don't see myself ever sitting down and thinking "I should play a battlefield campaign" though.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

'Charm' is the right word I think, maybe even 'quaint.' I've been pending BF campaigns for years. I'll get to it like a DIY procrastinator gets to repiping their house.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,920|5681|949

I played some of the BF5 campaigns but they were pretty lackluster. I can't reiterate enough how much that game sucked all around.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

I'm almost looking at it as a way for my 2070 to stretch its legs. I haven't used much of the ray-tracing so far, but the card still brute forces games to speeds my 9x0 couldn't match despite my computer's otherwise obsolete parts. Again, doubly glad I bought it when I did at MSRP. Will be a viable inclusion to possible PC builds for a long time and probably save me like $1000+.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5786|Oxferd Ohire
Got BF1 from prime. It's decently fun. Enjoy the shooting more than battlefront. Gives me hope for 2042.

Also Halo Infinite is having a beta this weekend. Hyped to see it
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

I don't imagine you got righteously furious about women in the game or whatever that mind-rending, neckbeard controversy was back in BF1's heyday, then. Was a really funny thing for people to focus on in a game where you play a comic book action hero that can Philadelphia Experiment a horse halfway through a wall.

Also …
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2769

RTHKI wrote:

Got BF1 from prime. It's decently fun. Enjoy the shooting more than battlefront. Gives me hope for 2042.

Also Halo Infinite is having a beta this weekend. Hyped to see it
You should play Days Gone.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5786|Oxferd Ohire

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I don't imagine you got righteously furious about women in the game or whatever that mind-rending, neckbeard controversy was back in BF1's heyday, then. Was a really funny thing for people to focus on in a game where you play a comic book action hero that can Philadelphia Experiment a horse halfway through a wall.

Also …
I thought BF1 was hated cause a black guy is on the cover and featured in the single player. Bf5 cause women and the weird prosthetic arm.

That said I don't really think the sp story is good I just enjoy shooting people.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5786|Oxferd Ohire

SuperJail Warden wrote:

RTHKI wrote:

Got BF1 from prime. It's decently fun. Enjoy the shooting more than battlefront. Gives me hope for 2042.

Also Halo Infinite is having a beta this weekend. Hyped to see it
You should play Days Gone.
Maybe but I wont
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2769

RTHKI wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

RTHKI wrote:

Got BF1 from prime. It's decently fun. Enjoy the shooting more than battlefront. Gives me hope for 2042.

Also Halo Infinite is having a beta this weekend. Hyped to see it
You should play Days Gone.
Maybe but I wont
If you could give Red Dead and gay cowboys time then you can give Days Gone a moment too.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5786|Oxferd Ohire
Fine I'll put it on my wishlist
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
unnamednewbie13
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+1,915|5821|USA

RTHKI wrote:

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I don't imagine you got righteously furious about women in the game or whatever that mind-rending, neckbeard controversy was back in BF1's heyday, then. Was a really funny thing for people to focus on in a game where you play a comic book action hero that can Philadelphia Experiment a horse halfway through a wall.

Also …
I thought BF1 was hated cause a black guy is on the cover and featured in the single player. Bf5 cause women and the weird prosthetic arm.

That said I don't really think the sp story is good I just enjoy shooting people.
Maybe, the games kind of ran on as I was tracking them. I guess the controversies did too. Both were kind of ffs fare.

e: I guess they were going to be a thing in bf1 but Battlefield 1 scrapped female soldiers because boys don’t believe in them, says ex-DICE coder

So...none in single player? But then: Battlefield 1’s multiplayer has women for “authenticity” – and there could be more coming (even cites that wiki article)

'Battlefield 1' DLC adds a playable female soldier class

tl;dr black soldier in single player, woman in dlc in a double-whammy of reddit nerd-rage

Battlefield 1’s Diversity Failure Ignores History

Thanks to former DICE developer Amandine Coget, we know female soldiers were going to appear in the online portion of Battlefield 1. After leaving DICE, she took to Twitter to vent her frustration about the removal of these characters from the online aspect of the game. She says the original design document said “screw realism, we’re adding female soldiers, because we’re way overdue.”

As Coget describes it, DICE executives called her into a meeting and told her that they were “going for realism after all,” that “Female chars matter,” yet “it’s just not the game we’re making.” As you would imagine, Coget explains she had to force the reason for the change out of the execs, who eventually told her what she already expected. “All that is believable but female soldiers are not, to the core audience of boys.”

The “all that” she’s referring to are the tanks that go impossibly fast compared to real tanks of the time, the abundance of handheld automatic weapons, the soldiers in full metal body armor resembling Medieval knights, and a host of other liberties rife for castigating. Corget herself, and likely many others, are wrong in one regard. The “screw realism, we’re adding female soldiers anyway” mentality need not exist. Female soldiers were as much a part of World War I as any modern conflict.

Were there as many female soldiers as men on the average battlefield? No, but there were more than just a handful of women serving as nurses. Women were fulfilling numerous roles throughout the war, from those front line nurses to spies, and even soldiers. Here’s a look at just a few of World War I’s women warriors.

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Covers dialog as I remember it. "We don't want inaccuracy in our games!" "Game already inaccurate, who cares," "well actually, there were women who did serve to some capacity, and even in combat roles."
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+763|5734|United States of America
I was disappointed when I saw footage from it as it came out and there was so much automatic weaponry. I would've really liked a decent WWI, rifle-centric game, but the ridiculousness made me pass on it.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

It looked very much like action hero stuff, but out of necessity I think. A criticism I've seen is that it's just a WW1 skin slapped onto a WW2 games. But trench warfare wouldn't really suit itself to a video game with the pacing of the Battlefield franchise without a whole lot of campaign time skips. Strangely, I could see it working in a Far Cry or open-world Tom Clancy sort of game where there is some level of persistency and a need to progress front lines, territories, and influences.

I think the better criticism of the BF campaigns is that they just weren't very good. So much eye candy spectacle. What annoys me is that producers look at the feedback on this sort of thing and think "ok, nobody wants single player" rather than "oh, this got negative reviews. We need to up our game!" Same thing with the RTS franchise, I think. Industry pumps out some stinkers that people don't want to touch with a 10 foot pole. "RTSs are dead! Reroute efforts entirely to battle royale."

Imagine coming to the conclusion that nobody wants tacos anymore, because your company makes horrible tacos and nobody's buying them.

/strong opinions
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

Unrelated, I like games that don't ask me if I want to "allow them to make changes to this PC" every time I launch them. It's like for crying out loud, how many times do you need to install some obsolete software library from 2013, and you can still save the game to my computer even if I click "no."

Very generic, unspecific dialog boxes too. Need a "no, and don't ask again" option.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5786|Oxferd Ohire
Halo Infinite test. You have a shooting range and 4v4 v bots. They started on normal and I didn't do great but was like 8-3 kills v deaths. Now they upped it to hard and I didnt start great but got to 11-8. Pretty human like. I'm sure hardest will beat me.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

"L4D3"

Back 4 Blood
https://store.steampowered.com/app/924970/Back_4_Blood/
Back 4 Blood is a thrilling cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. Experience the intense 4 player co-op narrative campaign, competitive multiplayer as human or Ridden, and frenetic gameplay that keeps you in the action.
Will keep an eye on this. 4k for mac, but full-on $60 pricing.

Gameplay vid:

SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2769
It literally looks like what L4D3 would be. I still don't like "special zombies" so pass. Also, turn friendly fire on you cucks.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

Why not have a coop campaign as the special infected.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

$60 to start, I should say. Also has $90 and $100 editions. *checks publisher* WB Games, oh goodie.
uziq
Member
+406|2501
gaming is so fucking wank at the moment lmao.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,915|5821|USA

I'll give it credit for basically being L4D3 with a few new gimmicks, and I guess either demons or aliens or something? Doesn't look like a virus this time.

However, it comes shackled to the publisher that screwed over Shadow of War, and costing like 3x as much as the original L4D if you buy the big boy package. And a timing a bit like the video game equivalent of making an unasked-for remake of a movie like 30 or 40 years after the fact. I played the heck out of L4D, but I dunno if I can get into another one after all this time.

So yeah, wank sounds right.

Wait for the Tangerine Box I guess.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5786|Oxferd Ohire
Aoe4 is finally starting its betas. First is a closed one this week. NDA applies but at least should have some people's reactions.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5786|Oxferd Ohire
Got into theAoE4 beta this wave. Haven't tried it yet. Not even allowed to say much besides I was able to play it and did or did not like it.

Also my cousin finally put his 2d indie game up for sale, in early access, for $25...Unsure how that will go. Afaik it was mainly him and one other dev, contracting some out.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+489|2769
Newbie loves indie games. Let him know..

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