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    Heliocentric: I like strategy games that have a...

    Heliocentric: I like strategy games that have a lot of character. The setting and the viable playstyles should reinforce one another. I want as little busywork as possible. I want to be forced to...
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    I own it, and I loved it dearly when I was in...

    I own it, and I loved it dearly when I was in high school, but these days I need something with less micromanagement and a friendlier interface :(
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    Is Civ: Beyond Earth worth 25 yet?

    The impression I got at launch was of a game with serious problems that left a lot of people pretty disappointed. But it's been out a while, and between Firaxis presumably tinkering with AI and...
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    So, I've got some four and five level characters,...

    So, I've got some four and five level characters, some favourite groups, and I feel like I'm ready to move into the end game. Except, I can't get good trinkets--things like sun cloaks aren't turning...
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    I'm pretty sure you're supposed to be killing...

    I'm pretty sure you're supposed to be killing your heroes. Push them past the limit. Retire them when they pick up one bad trait too many. With level one heroes, I'll often retire them if they come...
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    Who said anything about graphics? No, I really...

    Who said anything about graphics?

    No, I really believe they have mechanics that are better suited to a management game. There are four parts to the game: stat checks, sailing around/combat,...
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    Regarding why people bounce off Sunless Sea: I...

    Regarding why people bounce off Sunless Sea:

    I know my biggest problem with the game is that the minute-to-minute gameplay is boring. As in, I enjoy finding new islands and playing new stories,...
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    I know it's irritating to hear that to appreciate...

    I know it's irritating to hear that to appreciate a game you don't like, you just have to sink a bunch more time into it, but:

    If you aren't enjoying Endless Legend, try playing a few different...
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    I'm incredibly disappointed after upgrading my...

    I'm incredibly disappointed after upgrading my starting ship to the cutter--figured less weight means it's faster, right? And it says it's "nippy" in the description, that means faster, right? Wrong!...
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    Please help me find a Morrowind mod.

    I'm trying to make friends with Morrowind, and one of my number one problems with the game is the awful, stiff, jerky animations. Frustratingly, I've found references to mods that improve the...
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    The patches reduced the bugs, sure, but the...

    The patches reduced the bugs, sure, but the entire bloody map looks like it's been dusted with flour, all washed-out and desaturated. The political system is both far more involved and far less...
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    This is some seriously crazy nonsense. What's...

    This is some seriously crazy nonsense. What's wrong with you? If a bank was robbed at gunpoint, would you argue that the money was a gift (because the teller couldn't be sure that they'd be shot if...
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    Because it's easier to excuse a teenaged fuckwit....

    Because it's easier to excuse a teenaged fuckwit. Boys and men are probably equally likely to reinforce gender behaviour that harms them (and others!), but it's harder for us to see an adult's...
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    Hilariously, they won't start filming until they...

    Hilariously, they won't start filming until they reach $15000 per month. . . I can only assume that the $2700 per month they're getting now are being spent on honest, non-scammy purposes. (If Patreon...
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    You misrepresent me. Yes, different people talk...

    You misrepresent me. Yes, different people talk about Sarkeesian in different ways, and criticise her for different things from different viewpoints. However, the discussion in this thread, which is...
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    I see them not as linked, but as the same...

    I see them not as linked, but as the same thing--attacking Sarkeesian, making discussion of her personal, about scandal, is a way for conservative or reactionary viewpoints to discredit her. Shifting...
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    I don't buy the argument that Sarkeesian is...

    I don't buy the argument that Sarkeesian is making it harder for other women to talk about their own experiences or their own takes on feminism at all. She draws attention (positive, negative, and...
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    Advocacy is not inherently wrong, although I get...

    Advocacy is not inherently wrong, although I get the feeling that some people in this thread think so. And people don't read studies, but they do apparently watch youtube videos.

    But by framing...
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    DetCord, you're demanding a lot more than a...

    DetCord, you're demanding a lot more than a youtube video can reasonably deliver. Sarkeesian's videos are designed to describe a problematic trope, briefly inform the viewer about why it's...
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    Well. . . yes, quite simply. I think Sarkeesian...

    Well. . . yes, quite simply. I think Sarkeesian is hoping eventually to provide that extra set of eyes and make it easier for game developers to notice when they're unintentionally spreading a bad...
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    When you make a work of art (or a piece of...

    When you make a work of art (or a piece of entertainment) I think it's likely you spend a lot of time thinking about it. Things like: "Why is the tank clipping through this bush? Is the gunplay...
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    Yesssss. Right on the money. I'm not sure that it...

    Yesssss. Right on the money. I'm not sure that it means games aren't art (as Gwathdring says, you can have an unintentional message and an intended message side by side in the same piece of art), but...
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    Misnomer, you're not arguing the same point as...

    Misnomer, you're not arguing the same point as everyone else. You want videogame stories to be allowed to include violence against women, and no-one is arguing that that's a problem. The problem is...
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    Misnomer-- I think there might be a value in...

    Misnomer-- I think there might be a value in pointing out the objectionable parts of otherwise not terribly sexist games. See, if you point out that part ofManpower Manly's Cuntshooter IV is sexist,...
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    Help me find games about the Ottoman Empire.

    I'm reading an interesting book on the Ottoman Empire (Hanioglu's A Brief History of the Ottoman Empire), and it got me in the mood to play something with the Ottomans in it. Cue Empire: Total War,...
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