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PS5 Pre-Ordering Is A Stupid Disaster…


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Date: September 20, 2020

01) PS5 Pre-Ordering Is A Stupid Disaster


“The PlayStation 5 is proving difficult to order, and neither Sony nor retailers have helped. Pre-orders were meant to go live on Thursday, September 17th. Instead, they just sorta went live whenever, and the result has been anarchic.

Because nothing in the so-called “AAA” industry is ever simple, customers simply trying to reserve a console have been confused with weird lockouts, surprise listings, and Sony’s failure to communicate information.

Just another day in games!

Citation:
https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/16/21440842/ps5-preorder-gamestop-best-buy-blocked-sony-availability

I’m thinking…a massive portion of the human population is unemployed…economies are in the toilet…Sony does not know what the future has in store, for them and their new console…This is likely why they put the breaks on production and distribution.

They’d have possibly been better off waiting for all of this to be over, instead of dumping a console on the market…for which support is in question.

Sounds crazy to say that about a PS5…but nobody is going to make and publish games they cannot profit from.

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Crusader Kings 3 IS A PERFECTLY BALANCED GAME WITH NO EXPLOITS – Making Money By Divorcing!!…


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Date: September 15, 2020

01) Crusader Kings 3 IS A PERFECTLY BALANCED GAME WITH NO EXPLOITS – Making Money By Divorcing!!


“Crusader Kings 3 / Crusader Kings III Is the latest entry into the crusader kings series and it is set to release in the next few weeks. The Developers have given me early access to the game to record this gameplay footage and show off my favourite features in the game! We will be following the life of the duchess of Tuscany who will be making money by divorcing her husband over and over again as well as turning the wedding celebrations into prestige that can be used to fight wars or just become the most famous person on the planet! So sit back and enjoy this divorce simulator which has been disguised under the name of a grand strategy game CK3! I loved playing CK2 and I am excited to be able to show off this next in CK3! But is this new game Crusader Kings 3 a perfectly balanced game with no exploits or is making money by divorcing overpowered! Well lets see what The Spiffing Brit has to show us today in Crusader Kings III

So sit back and watch as the spiffing brit tests to see if Crusader Kings III is a perfectly balanced game with no exploits or if the Becoming Famous Challenge is broken!! How can you even Become Famous and prestigious in CK3 without doing any big achievement! What strange Strategy game exploit is this! Also featuring an Unlimited gold thanks to a gold exploit!

This video game exploit video will be jam packed with a best bits funny moments montage style of editing similar to that of Valefisk, Robbaz and RTgame. So sit back relax and grab a cup of tea to enjoy with the spiffing brit!”

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New Generation, New Nonsense (The Jimquisition)…


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Date: September 02, 2020

01) New Generation, New Nonsense (The Jimquisition)


“We’re fast approaching a new generation of consoles, and we don’t even know what they’ll cost or when they’ll come out. But we DO know that Sony might allow you to preorder one from them if you’re very good.

As we hurtle toward next-gen in a year where people literally don’t have money, we’re already drowning in total nonsense. Because this is the game industry – straightforward behavior and sensible commerce went out to lunch years ago.”

I’m still on my PS3…and happy enough with it, but…yeah…Maybe a PS4 will finally be affordable?

The invitation only pre orders for PS5, sound crazy.

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Electronic Arts Just Failed To Give Its Executives Millions Of Undeserved Bonus Dollars…


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Date: August 12, 2020

01) Electronic Arts Just Failed To Give Its Executives Millions Of Undeserved Bonus Dollars


“Electronic Arts is the latest company to be questioned by investors over plans to enrich its corporate leadership for no justifiable reason. EA recently tried to award executives millions in bonuses, but were voted down. As they should be.

The news follows Activision being questioned over plans to give CEO Bobby Kotick a small fortune to add to his huge fortune, as EA further demonstrates that the “AAA” game industry is one long con designed to make a few rich old men extraordinarily wealthy.

The whole thing is a scam, and it’s so blatant that even the investors funding the travesty are getting confused.

Citation:
https://kotaku.com/ea-executives-blocked-from-received-exorbitant-awards-1844694638

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Muscles Of The Apocalypse (The Jimquisition)…


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Date: August 10, 2020

01) Muscles Of The Apocalypse (The Jimquisition)


“The Last of Us Part 2 is a neverending nightmare of discourse, and the outrage hasn’t stopped. By far the most absurdly controversial aspect remains Abby, a character whose existence has been offered up for debate by weirdos.

Abby’s swole build has been called into question by a bunch of boys desperate to erase anybody who doesn’t fit into their tiny idea of what “real” women should look like. To do this, they’ve gone to amazing lengths to argue why Abby shouldn’t be muscular.

It’s an absolute roller coaster of nonsense, let me tell you.”

As far as I’m concerned…they could put a penis on every female character in video games…anywhere, including on their forehead…and I would not care in the least…It’s all fictional, anyway.

Large muscles aren’t unrealistic on females…They’re just less common in the real world.

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A Difficult Subject (The Jimquisition)…


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Date: July 23, 2020

01) A Difficult Subject (The Jimquisition)


“Okay… let’s wade into this debate again. It’s raged for years and has only gotten more poisonous in that time, but we’re gonna step in anyway and try to talk about difficulty options.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest From Software game to spark a debate over difficulty and the merits of an easy mode. We’re gonna talk about how weird the discussion is, and maybe get some elite wisdom from gaming aristocracy!

Sigh… here goes…”

I cannot imagine anyone getting bent out of shape over this.

I’ve never been that big on playing action games…especially hard and fast ones…I’m generally terrible at them, and I just don’t get that much enjoyment out of them.

I like the games that allow you to stop and think…even relish the moment, if it is fitting…

So, I do like the strategy games and simulators, where there is no real pressure.

In addition, my eyes and reflexes aren’t what they used to be…If there weren’t an easy mode or “cheat” MODs, I’d never play many games.

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In The UK, Lords Call For “Immediate Regulation” Of Loot Boxes…


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Date: July 03, 2020

01) In The UK, Lords Call For “Immediate Regulation” Of Loot Boxes


“In shocking news, it turns out that gambling is gambling, even if it’s in a videogame. Last year, the UK House of Commons said that gambling was gambling, and now the House of Lords has agreed – it turns out that gambling is gambling!

The Lords’ report calls for the immediate regulation of loot boxes, pointing out that much of what needs doing won’t even require new regulations and can be implemented swiftly.

All I have to say is what I said last year… the “AAA” industry deserves it. It deserves to be regulated, investigated, and in some areas shut down. It’s rotten to the core, and as the months go by, I only see more putrefaction that needs flushing.

Citation:
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53253195

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What is Daggerfall Unity and Why Should You Play It?…


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Date: May 18, 2020

01) What is Daggerfall Unity and Why Should You Play It?


“So today’s video is on the wonderful Daggerfall Unity project! What is Daggerfall Unity? well watch the video because I’m way to tired to type it all out…”

You can get the fully patched version of the game here:
https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:Files

DOSBox:
https://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1

Daggerfall Unity 0.10.23
https://www.dfworkshop.net/

I’m not entirely sure about the need for DOSBox…I mean, the version I am playing came with The Elder Scrolls Anthology…which, I believe, automatically installs with DOSBox…So, I don’t likely need to download it, myself…

I started a new game a while back, coming to the sour discovery that Bethesda released a version of Daggerfall with the Anthology, that is not even including the final patch…So, I found myself getting stuck spontaneously to the walls/ceiling [a very old, infamous bug]…

…I remember this problem from the first time I played the game, back in the early 2000’s…

I was only on a search for the final game patch…when I stumbled upon all these new developments, and a Daggerfall MOD community.

Not sure how I feel about being allowed to automatically quick travel to any destination, if that is in fact the case…

…Forcing you to “discover” every destination, by making you strike off into the dangerous wilderness with a cumpas, was an integral part of the game…It made you really have to build yourself up, before venturing off into the unknown…and some of these trips from one place to another, can literally last 15…20 minutes…a half hour…or longer…In real time…You don’t know what you are going to encounter out there, all alone.

When they tell you the game world is massive…it really is.

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