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Black Lives Matter.

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@engineno9: There was a lot to be negative about here. This was a really, really bad presentation.

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@scottymofosho: Unless something has changed in the last six months that I'm unaware of, the Polymega is now no better than a modular Retron.

The original idea of hot-swappable FPGAs was maybe worth $400. As it is now? Hard pass, especially at that price.

Slick branding, though.

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As someone named Alan, I feel called out.

The Jan + Highem combo is killer.

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I feel for Abby here. This era of Nintendo games was rife with opaque design that was mitigated either by contemporary issues of Nintendo Power or by the game manual. People forget that, I think, and just remember that they somehow "knew" where everything in the game world was, and now it's internalized to the point that anybody who doesn't instantly know where to go next is stupid.

I remember getting stuck the first time I played LttP because when what world does it seem smart to fucking run your ass into a bookshelf? I could see the book up there but for the life of me had no idea how to get it, and using the Pegasus Boots sure never occurred to me.

People who grew up with the game take those kinds of logical leaps for granted.

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As long as you're enjoying playing it, I'm 100% down for watching everything you do in the game, be it bosses, exploration, grinding, whatever.

Watching a player grow is always the best with From games.

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Maybe I totally misread the Abby - Vinny GoW scuffle, but I thought her "I don't fucking care" was more directed at the game itself vicariously rather than at Vinny.

Like "okay game, now you're trying to do this thing well, but you've already burned up so much good will, fuck you".

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Everything about this game so far reeks of a project that had a clear vision that was muted or outright directed to be changed by higher-ups, and I think the change in tone from the game's reveal to recent announcements more or less bears that out.