lets all just hope that the story is better than the last one.
Yeahhhh... Man, Far Cry 3 had so much going for it, and 80%+ of the time the shit I was having a blast playing it. But the characters and contexts for the missions were draining, so much that I'd be excited to do the next story mission but dread the exposition and general plot development... There was some alright stuff, but it was generally handled pretty poorly. The twists that result in major gameplay enhancements are awesome in action, but the plot justifications are so clumsy and stilted.
Having never been a huge fan of Kenny I really relished his return in the last episode and this one.
He's somehow a bigger dickbag than before, but to be honest I vastly prefer him to all the other freaks. In a way I feel like he's the only one I can REALLY trust... we been through some shit me and him. It's crazy because he's definitely as self-destructive and caustic as ever, dead-set on dream-like plans with fuzzy details if any. But I forgive him for that terrible character trait, because I'm finding it less terrible than all the other asshats Clem's witih. Let's say when he parted ways and went AWOL/died at the end of Season 1 I was giddy. But they generally do a pretty good job of making that reunion meaningful. A familiar face goes a long way. I hugged him every chance I got.
@gamer_152: This seems like the right approach for spam of that nature, where the messaging can be inherently harmful if someone doesn't immediately "get" it.
I'm also a frequent viewer of the YOGScast, and around a year ago they disabled Youtube comments for a couple months. People were angry and confused that this network of generally friendly and welcoming popular personalities no longer wanted that line of interfacing with their fans. Ultimately, it came out that a very small number of accounts had been spamming high numbers of false comments about how "Simon is dead," often involving a brief detailed explanation of when and how he died, and often posted by people impersonating members of the network. If you're not familiar with those guys, he's kind of a fan favorite, big redheaded guy who says some damn funny stuff and brings a lot to the table generally speaking as well. Don't know why he reminds me of a certain someone from GB.. huh... Having not even seen the hateful spam, I immediately understood why they'd clamp down on that sort of message.
It happened right around the time we lost one of our own over here, making it especially sore to me that (Ryan said it best...) DICKS out there would go to such lengths for such a potentially harmful stunt.
I've seen some nasty stuff, but I haven't seen the barrage that apparently happened and I chalk that up to you guys doing some fine work in terms of judging what is and isn't harmful spam, etc... Thanks! Keep this place pleasant (or the illusion at least!)
Interesting article, and something that is definitely pertinent in the grander scope of society as well.
When Michael Sam became the first openly gay player in the NFL, he made history. There was already open criticism and some real questionable shit people were saying in the months leading to him being drafted. But when he kissed his boyfriend it stoked the ire of every bigot who had been doubtful, and they reacted as if this confirmed all their fears.
The commonly-repeated notion of "there were kids watching that" is utterly ridiculous.