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The problem with the idea of just having a cosmetic store where you can pay for the specific thing you want is that once you pick the few you like the incentive to keep playing falls off dramatically for a huge portion of the player base. We moved away from the idea of gameplay relevant unlocks but now aren’t satisfied with the current cosmetic unlock system either so what’s next?

As much as we all joke about ‘the numbers going up’ the fact is that without some sort of incentive to work towards the majority of games won’t hold players attention

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The topic of how to introduce your kids to games and which games to introduce first is always a strange one to me. I understand wanting to make it a good experience for your kids but the vast majority of us managed to get into this hobby without carefully curated guidance from our parents about the quality of games we played.

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It seems like every time the suspend/resume feature comes up on a podcast everyone talks about having all sorts of problems with it. That’s easily my favourite feature of this generation and I’ve never had any issues with it. I very rarely fully power down my ps4

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@eribuster: I’m annoyed because I’d actually quite like to play a few of these ports but I’m not going to pay $60 for a single 5 year old game with very little extra content. Waiting for a sale isn’t even a real option because Nintendo very rarely gives any kind of significant discount on its first party stuff.

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This being full price is absolutely criminal. Nintendo don’t get anywhere near enough criticism for this, everyone just shrugs and says ‘oh well that’s the Nintendo tax’.

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I was considering buying this for a bit of light hearted fun but boy did this turn me off. Maybe not all the maps are like this but being so small with absolutely no variation throughout the game seems like terrible design

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I disagree with Abby on the women in GoW argument (Vinny is right, there's only about 5 real characters in the entire game and all the male characters are equally flawed as the females) but I think she generally did a good job of explaining why she held that point of view right up until she finished with 'I don't fucking care'.

Abby does seem to be unfairly targeted but I have to say her points are coming across so much stronger and more well articulated this year than last even if you disagree with them (something every new staff member bar Austin has struggled with in their first GOTY deliberations).

Finally, I think the fact that Vinny was the one person who didn't have an issue with the 'Atreus is a pain in the ass' section of the game is hilarious as the parent among the group.

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Just got started but just want to say I love the format change. I was planning on skipping most of the GOTY content because I have found in the past the discussions always descended into comparing the negative aspects of games to decide what made the lists. This new format is awesome and should bring out the positivity which is what you really want the discussions at the end of the year to be about.

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The explosive duck is such a weird thing for them to give to you right away in Hitman 2. It basically lets you follow any mission story and do exactly what Vinny did on every mission. Of course that’s not where the fun lies in the game but it’s certainly tempting for elusive targets

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The crew have often talked about having issues with the suspend/resume feature on the consoles but for me it's been my favourite feature of this generation and I can't remember a time I've ever lost progress using it. The only examples I can think of being pushed back out to menus is if you use it within multiplayer lobbies but thats to be expected.