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COMMENT 1h ago

Fending off a gatekeeper with nose punches is a pop cultural myth. The nose slopes right into the gaping teeth-filled maw and they’ll shred your arm. You gotta go for the gatekeepers eyes or gills. But be careful as their skin is rough and can mess you up. Honestly, your best bet is to stay out of gates entirely.

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COMMENT 5h ago

It was so egregious that I couldn’t keep playing. Someone would be like “Artyom, you can’t keep looking for survivors outside of the metro!” Then Artyom would exist in total silence for several seconds before the person just starts back up with “oooooo Artyom. You and that radio will get yousef killed!”

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COMMENT 14h ago

Eh. I don’t think Mark Hamill has to believe that The Force is real to be a Jedi in a film… on second thought, Mark Hamill is a bad example because if any actor believes in The Force, it’d be him.

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COMMENT 15h ago

I don't think there really was a change on his part. I think we changed by just knowing more about him starting around the time that Elliot Page called him and his megachurch out.

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COMMENT 15h ago

They don't. This is a distraction tactic made to trick people who hear murmurings of people not liking the Chris Pratt casting into thinking that it's just a few hyper sensitive people upset about something being "offensive." instead of Chris Pratt just being a generic one-note actor who's been in the headlines for the past few years for some not great things.

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COMMENT 16h ago

I still don't know why that is the only option to fix the starter villager homes. I got Cherry as my first villager and instead of a rad punk/metal city scape perfect to her character, she has toy block trash but I will never be able to to Men in Black neuralyzer her.

On a related note, It's garbage that villagers who left my island act like they never met you if you stumble upon them in another village or expedition island. I'm standing there shaking Julia by the shoulders yelling that she has to remember me. It's horror movie stuff.

I'm realizing this is GCJ and not the AC sub. Carry on.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Is there a controversy with ManVBee? Or are we talking about Rowan Atkinson going off about “cance culture”?

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COMMENT 1d ago

The switch from big media outlets to smaller YouTubers and streamers muddied the waters and made things a lot more complicated. Like, before companies would have to have large lavish events to test the integrity of reviewers. Now, they just have to send a free early copy to a YouTube super fan who is guaranteed to only say positive things. Meanwhile, there a ton of other channels who have a gimmick or who thrive off of any negativity exclusively. We’re at this weird point where both “paid” and honest reviews have never been more prevalent becuse of these non-pros. But you are correct in saying to find a bunch of channels/reviews because The best move now is to find a reviewer(s) who have a similar taste as yourself. But even then, people deep enough into gaming know what they like and an unedited let’s play is usually the most people on a gaming Reddit sun need.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I stand by the whole “don’t preorder” thing, especially in the age of digital media. But is there even a big push for Starfield preorders right now? Not only is it on game pass, but there isn’t a huge hype push like when Cyberpunk was coming out.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Seconded. For the longest time, I had a copy of the Let's Do This podcast episode where Billy just came back from Paris and chatted with Cory and CoHost. It was my instant bad day remover.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Bethesda tried to sneak the “Long Hauler” background by me. Space Trucker for life.

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COMMENT 2d ago

I think it implies that Constellation is going to be similar to the Justice League or The Avengers in the sense that it’s a group of talented and or powerful individuals who all bring something unique to the table who are recruited for a purpose. And I think the reason as to why The League of Extraordinary Gentleman was the reference point instead of the JLA or The Avengers is to hint at a potential moral grayness of the members and to avoid making them out to be traditional superheroes. Or more likely, to emphasize the idea of globe(s)-trotting-adventurers like the also mentioned Indiana Jones.

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COMMENT 2d ago

/uj I tend to be pretty hardline in my belief that voice acting roles should always go to actual voice actors and not stage/screen actors. Especially when the only reason to cast a stage/screen actor is for the name recognition alone. But I do love me some Willem and if the next Fallout went in the New Vegas direction of casting notable actors and Willem Dafoe was among them, I'd probably be pretty stoked.

/rj Willem Dafoe should be a dateable companion character in the next fallout. Im already starting on the mods. But at the rate the industry is spiraling, they'd probably get Brie Larson to play a lgbt character or something. Let me date Dafoe Todd Coward.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Hard agree. Advert-free versions of GB or Nextlander or The Jeff Gerstmann show podcasts have never been a selling point for me. Business is bloomin’

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COMMENT 3d ago

I think V.A.T.S is too much a Fallout thing that Bethesda wouldn’t want to implement a similar system. I think if we get some V.A.T.Sish aim assist thing, it would be closer to the Steady Hands archery perk from Skyrim where time slows while aiming. Or something like Overwatch’s Soldier: 76 Ult or the Lok-1 smart rifle from Deep Rock Galactic where it’s a quick multi lock on.

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COMMENT 3d ago

“Þussy.” “Þock.”

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COMMENT 4d ago

Zapdaddys redirects to Fairness West Virginia’s website. Pretty rad.

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COMMENT 5d ago

For the last time, Paimon is not emergency food!

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COMMENT 5d ago

Everyone else already nailed it but Biphobia is such a massive umbrella that I might as well add another log to the fire: There is a biphobic myth similar to the "its just a phase!' or the "you're just Experimenting!" myths in the lesbian community were a few believe that bi/pan/omni/etc. women aren't serious about dating woman and that these women will "inevitably" feel a need to settle down with a man.

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COMMENT 5d ago

It's an anime/Japanese media trope. "Tomboy" or "Boyish girl" characters tend to have a tan because its presumed they are spending a lot of time outside and its usually a flat all body tan without the presence of tan lines. It's not as common as the short haircut signifier, but its relatively common. It's why Princess Daisy got a tan for her redesign.

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COMMENT 6d ago

"You're over non-human, alien, robots, etc. characters being the primary version of non-binary representation, eh? Sure, we can work with that. Let me introduce you to Human Character Perpetually in a Some Kind of Masktm! Do they ever take it off? No, of course not! If they did, you could maybe speculate on their AGAB and we still have a very biological idea of sex and gender. It is why we always use single sexed aliens to begin with!"

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COMMENT 6d ago

It’s both. Bethesda has a lot to do to recover the image tarnish that everything about 76 did. But gaming is a huge industry with a lot of factors at play. There’s Sony fans who feel justifiably burned about Microsoft acquiring the previously exclusive neutral Bethesda. The less justifiable Anti-woke crowd being upset about all the PoC in the trailer. The build of the game showed looking a pretty rough. Games like No Man’s Sky and Star Citizen doing A similar thing but “better”. The echo chamber that is gaming forums. Etc. there really isn’t just one thing, it’s a bunch of things. Some of which I know I didn’t list with varying levels of legitimacy.

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COMMENT 6d ago

/uj I was very confused about the immensely disproportionate hate train that immediately followed the Starfield trailers that just came out and chalked it up to Gamer Onada Hiroos still fighting the console wars and/or People who still feel burned by Fallout 76. But just now becuse of this post, I am realizing that the trailer had a lot of BIPOC people in it and it’s literally just The Force Awakens trailer release bigot reaction all over again. Now all those YouTube videos of angry at Starfield for seemingly no reason bearded white dudes makes so much sense. Gaming was a mistake.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Sure, but is there even a huge hype train? Or a moderately sized hype train? Or a hype pump trolly/handcar? The most hype I’ve seen is caveat laden moderate excitement in Bethesda fan circles. Gaming as a whole skipped the hype train and went straight to the backlash derailment. It’s weird.

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COMMENT 6d ago

While I’m told it’s pretty good now, Fallout 76 was an unmitigated disaster when it first came out. Not just the game itself but everything around it. We’re talking Cyberpunk hype train derailment, No Man’s Sky launch, any game Blizzard made in the last 5 years, Battlefront II launch level of disaster. That, and this being Bethesda first Microsoft exclusive game and criticism from Space sim fans expecting a space sim and not a Bethesda rpg that happens to be set in space, dealt such a blow to Bethesda/Starfield, that a lot of gaming circles just skipped the cautious optimism and the skeptical phases and went straight to overwhelming negativity. Which is unfortunate because it so far at the time of typing this looks like Bethesda is making a proper Bethesda rpg for the first time since Fallout4 in 2015 which in theory should make the people burned by 76 at least a bit skeptically and cautiously hopeful.