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@yummylee said:

I have also read stuff about lesbians and gay people looking down upon bisexuals. Like how it's not 'real', and that they simply haven't decided which way they swing or whatever. It's really unfortunate to read that stuff given they of all people should be able to understand the complications of sexuality, but hey, all that proves is you've got nob'eds of all walks of life. Which is good (in a way), because it further solidifies the fact that people are people, regardless of their sexual orientation.

I wasn't even aware of this until I stumbled upon a random you tube stand up video that dealt with the issue. It was quite eye opening.

Even more ironic is how she's quickly supportive but also almost dismissive of the issues that transgender people go through. "They're kinda going on their own, they're doing fine lately." Everyone really does seem to focus on their own thing, which I guess is human nature, even if it's hypocritical at times. The ending to her stand up bit is also a good example of this, although hopefully that was only said for comedic effect.

Another good example is how frequently homophobic rap music can be, and then those same rappers turn around and write songs about having to deal with prejudice and bigotry themselves.

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@turboman said:

The one challenge where you have to perform the trick that they show you is impossible to get gold on because it's not precise enough.

Everytime I fail a Trials it has always been because I messed it up, but with that one competition it just feels that the controls suck.

I thought that too, until I saw that other people have already become quite good at using the trick system:

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/869531-Vantier-s-FMX-Tutorial

The controls don't suck, you do. And me too, at least for now.

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@russman588 said:

@jasonr86 said:

Polygon reviewers kind of remind me of that person who can't like something unless it's extraordinary. You guys should look up the psychology term 'splitting'. Polygon reviews are the personification of splitting.

Is a 6.5 an indication that a reviewer dislikes a game? Seems to me that scores of 5 and under would be the point where you could argue that a reviewer doesn't like something.

People need to get over this "you must use every number when reviewing a game" feeling that they have about review scores. If you got a 65% on a paper in school, did that generally mean that your teacher liked what you wrote?

But yes, this was an extremely negative review. I don't think he talked about a single positive aspect of the game.

@humanity said:

That said, personal opinion and all that, I suppose I will quietly scoff and murmur "ugh Polygon" to myself from this point - as the saying goes 'if you don't have anything positive to say, then don't say anything at all."

If only Polygon had listened to that advice.

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@random45 said:

God I hate how carelessly the word 'sexist' is thrown around now.

@alexw00d said:

I think creepy is probably a better word to use here.

My preferred word for this sort of thing is 'pandering.' It's all subjective, though.

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When you're about to hit the edge, push back and then forward again quickly, and make sure you then press triangle or Y to bail off your bike. Remember, you can also always watch any leaderboard replay to see what the best players in the world did.

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Man the servers are screwed. It's taking forever to post to leaderboards and to connect in general. This isn't a complicated game ubisoft, get your shit together.

The good news is that it's an issue with the number of people using the severs, rather than the servers themselves. I played the game right when it was released at midnight, and everything was fine. Leaderboards, replays, track central, etc. were all working perfectly. Hopefully Ubisoft / RedLynx will be able to get everything sorted out soon.

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@tearhead said:

@bwheeeler said:

I'm confused about how this game is coming out. PC is $20 with an optional $20 season pass, and physical console versions are $40 and come with the season pass... Will the digital console versions sell the season pass separately? Because that season pass had better be daaaaamn good if they're charging the price of the game for it.

Yeah, the pricing on this game is a little confusing. Will I be able to buy the $20 version of this game on consoles? I only see the Deluxe Edition available on PSN.

Digital = 20

Digital Deluxe = 40 (includes season pass)

Retail = 40 (includes season pass)

And as already said, season pass will include new levels, vehicles, and editor parts. It will include six separate DLC releases.

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#9 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3326 posts) -

I'm confused about how this game is coming out. PC is $20 with an optional $20 season pass, and physical console versions are $40 and come with the season pass... Will the digital console versions sell the season pass separately? Because that season pass had better be daaaaamn good if they're charging the price of the game for it.

Season pass will likely include new levels, vehicles, and editor parts. It will include six separate DLC releases. And yes, it will be sold separately.

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@glottery said:

I've always been somewhat interested in this and haven't played a proper motorbike game since...dunno, Motocross Madness? But the (seemingly) high level of difficulty is kinda scaring me off.

@tearhead said:

Hey, I'm thinking about picking up this game, only one question. Does Trial still hold up even if I don't care about leaderboard scores against my friends/the world? Is the process of finishing each track fun in itself?

If either of you have an Xbox 360, you should download the trial version of Trials Evolution, which should give you a good idea of what playing Fusion will be like. And if Fusion is anything like Evolution, the game won't be frustratingly difficult until you reach the extreme tracks, and there weren't too many of those in Evolution. If I remember right, in Evolution I technically finished the game before the extreme tracks even unlocked.

Also yes, just finishing each track and seeing all of the levels made in the editor is very much fun in itself. And if you don't care about leaderboards, the gold, silver, bronze metal system will still give you a reason to revisit tracks once you've completed them.

@yummylee said:

I like how there still continues to be no Trails game on PS3, even when it's now coming on the PS4. So weird. I assume there was a specific contract set-up so they don't release it on the PS3, but only PS3? Or... they just didn't like developing for the PS3 maybe.

I think it's that last one. PS3 is supposed to be very hard to develop for, especially for a developer used to programming for a single platform at a time. With Fusion, they're tackling four platforms at once.