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    There's a certain tendency, especially in some...

    There's a certain tendency, especially in some quarters of the left (particularly the Guy Debord-inflected sort) to construe activism on issues like race and gender as ineffectual gestures that help...
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    Regarding gnosticism: the Altmer in the Elder...

    Regarding gnosticism: the Altmer in the Elder Scrolls games are basically gnostics. I think it's a play on Tolkien -- they want to escape the physical reality they think is a black iron prison and...
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    Sticky: I didn't know that about transmuting uniques. I...

    I didn't know that about transmuting uniques. I figured there were a bunch of recipes, but haven't bothered looking them up.

    Re: SotS. My hand grenades always get eaten by some ancient evil before...
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    Sticky: I've only played T2 on veteran, and it doesn't...

    I've only played T2 on veteran, and it doesn't really start to pick up until act 2-3. A lot also depends on your class and build, I think; I can see how some embermage or engineer builds might...
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    Sticky: @Eight Rooks I agree with a lot of your points...

    @Eight Rooks
    I agree with a lot of your points (PoE and loot especially), and I share your ambivalence about the genre. One thing I should have made clearer is that I'm not (and have never been) one...
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    Sticky: True. I actually bought it based on those...

    True. I actually bought it based on those recommendations (thanks!). What I mean, I suppose, is that most people (myself included) introduce it as 'total war in space' or as a kind of byzantine war...
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    Sticky: Yeah, It really incentivises you to start...

    Yeah, It really incentivises you to start multiple characters, if only so you can store all the cool class-specific gear you pick up.

    For those with graphics card woes: I find that PoE is...
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    Sticky: PoE's skill and crafting system is genius, no...

    PoE's skill and crafting system is genius, no arguing with that. I may have mislead you with the word 'power', though. PoE *feels* like D2 in its movement and combat, which doesn't mean your...
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    Sticky: Yes, but that spoils the analogy, doesn't it?

    Yes, but that spoils the analogy, doesn't it?
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    I do like the idea of the undead Sublime Gate and...

    I do like the idea of the undead Sublime Gate and its army of clones.
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    Sticky: I find Torchlight 2 is a bit like Rammstein: half...

    I find Torchlight 2 is a bit like Rammstein: half the time I'm convinced it's some sort of cleverly hidden, subversive artistic genius, half the time I think it's just trash that slavishly (but very...
  12. That's not quite the same thing, though. Press...

    That's not quite the same thing, though. Press interviews are different from investigative journalism. A comparable example would be if somone wrote a piece about Jodorowski's Dune...
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    Actually, I think early 20th C. modernism was...

    Actually, I think early 20th C. modernism was quite self-conscious about its rejection of the values of earlier art. Consider the assault on 19th C. sexual mores by Art Nouveau/Vienna Secession. Made...
  14. You know what gets me? How do you think...

    You know what gets me? How do you think investigative journalists, like Nathan in the case of the game jam piece, get their information? They talk to people. Build a rapport. Hang out with them. It's...
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    I stand corrected.

    I stand corrected.
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    Sorry to hear that. Maybe it gets better with...

    Sorry to hear that. Maybe it gets better with time?
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the purpose of pointing out these tropes is to say 'you must never present women in a way that could be construed as repeating a trope, you wicked, wicked...
  18. @gwathdring Stop being so reasonable. This is...

    @gwathdring

    Stop being so reasonable. This is Angry Internet Words.

    @everyone
    Honest question: could some of the 'silence' be due to legal issues? If a site links to libel, is it responsible?
  19. To reiterate: I didn't write that little rant...

    To reiterate: I didn't write that little rant because I disagree with the quoted article (though I do). Maybe I'm going paranoid, but what cause was there, in a piece about journalistic integrity, to...
  20. I'm not sure it's at all responsible. Its...

    I'm not sure it's at all responsible. Its wooly-minded idiocy notwithstanding, there are several issues. Viz:

    "Phil Fish was forcibly held accountable by hackers for his role in the tirade,...
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    I doubt there is any way to quantify emotional relations. In any case, you are missing the main point: writing about games qua games is not journalism. RPS and other gaming sites do do journalistic...
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    Given the small size and interconnectedness of what I will call, for want of a better term, the 'alternative gamosphere', I'm not sure how it would be possible for anyone involved to avoid writing...
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    Sticky: I know the feeling. Tactics is not a a good game...

    I know the feeling. Tactics is not a a good game to try to rush to the end of if you're getting bored. Better to take a break.
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    I never played the original Gauntlet, but you...

    I never played the original Gauntlet, but you know what I want to see a remake of? Hollow Ground. It was a sort of moody gauntlet-inspired roguelite with zombies made by a Swedish indie a number of...
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    Sticky: Sniper rifles to annoy them, LMGs and rockets to...

    Sniper rifles to annoy them, LMGs and rockets to kill them when they charge you. Against the armoured ones, you want high damage per round rather than lots of rounds. I used one SAW and one .50 cal,...
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