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Not only is Dan a guy who plays Civ and only ever plays as America, he is the living embodiment of the very idea of a person like that.

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Did that opening always have that pop song over it? Did I completely blank that fact from my memory, or is that a change?

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I have several questions. What the hell is a power player? How does one attain the rank of power player? What, if anything, distinguishes a power player from a more experienced regular player? Do power players make deals on the stock and/or real estate markets? Is that another system within the game? Why does this guy keep saying power player and what do we have to do to make him stop?

I feel like a power player is a pretty common term for the super serious players who play/do everything at a maximum efficiency. Someone who looks up guides on how to do everything the best and fastest and most efficient way possible. Its a similar usage of the term power user but applying to games instead.

I'm not sure what other term is often used to describe that type of super serious player in video games though. Power users/players is a pretty common term in computers. I believe power gamer is often used as well.

Power USER is certainly a common term in software. Power PLAYER is definitely not anything like as common in gaming - especially the way he was using it, as evidenced by how much it has stuck out to people. But that's not really the issue anyway. A term being in common usage doesn't preclude it from sounding empty & obnoxious. "Influencer" is a common term for a new media celebrity, doesn't make non-ironic use of the term any less cringe-inducing for many people, especially when it's repeated quite a bit in a relatively short time span.

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I have several questions. What the hell is a power player? How does one attain the rank of power player? What, if anything, distinguishes a power player from a more experienced regular player? Do power players make deals on the stock and/or real estate markets? Is that another system within the game? Why does this guy keep saying power player and what do we have to do to make him stop?

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I still can't believe this game is actually just called "Arms".

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#TeamAen for life

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I don't understand anyone who has the choice to have a dog companion in a video game and doesn't take it

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I love Abby, glad we're seeing more of her here. She's so damn low key hilarious. Gets me every time.

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EA took a decent, if relatively small, selection of games (mostly attached to popular franchises and brands) and a worldwide live streaming event...And made it boring. It's like they couldn't decide if they wanted to do a Presser or one of those direct-to-the-fans style looser, longer streams so they tried to do both. Result was a badly paced, poorly structured oddity with wildly fluctuating levels of professionalism, self-awareness and sincerity. They also only had two real reveals, one of which was just a tease for a real unveiling at its co-marketing platform holder's Presser, so they opted to spend that huge chunk of time on Battlefront II. Which wasn't a bad idea. What they did with that time though? Almost completely pointless. That gameplay demonstration did nothing for me. They were jumping around at random while the "commentary" ploughed through a script which often bore no relation to what we were actually seeing.

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A game about crashing cars in increasingly unrealistic ways should not be this sterile, slow and dull.