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#1 Posted by tds418 (524 posts) -

@efesell said:

I've never liked anything ironically

That seems...hard to believe.

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#2 Posted by tds418 (524 posts) -

I haven't seen hobbs and shaw so I won't speak to that.

It would be pretty awesome if you had seen it considering it doesn't come out until August xD

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#3 Posted by tds418 (524 posts) -

@shindig said:

It is not like the internment camps the Japanese Americans faced during wartime.

You're right, it's worse because those camps did not separate parents and children. Here's a relevant perspective from someone who was in one of the Japanese-American camps. It's also not a response to a legitimate crisis: while there is seasonal fluctuation, the number of crossings is much lower than it was in the early 2000s (when there were no such camps).

I know this is somewhat collateral to the conversation so I'll leave it there.

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#4 Edited by tds418 (524 posts) -

I don't know, people spend money on stupid stuff all the time. At least this probably brightened the day of the people at Hello Games. The fact that the money could have theoretically been spent on something more worthwhile is neither here nor there I think.

I don't think anyone is excusing the state NMS launched in either. It's more a recognition that there was nothing forcing Hello Games to put as much work into NMS as they have. You can argue their reputation was at stake, but they could have just as easily cut NMS loose and started work on a completely different project. The fact that that have poured so much into NMS the last couple years -- and released it all for free! -- is worthy of praise.

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#6 Edited by tds418 (524 posts) -

Whew, when I saw the topic title I feared this was going to be some GamerGate nonsense but thankfully not. I guess I generally agree with OP, but I think it's just a matter of a games journalist's misconduct just not being as notable as the misconduct of someone actually making/publishing games. I'm sure a lot of (most?) people that go to game websites don't even read/recognize bylines, and as others point out, it would look a little unseemly for competing publications to jump on the transgressions of an employee of another site (assuming the site/publication acted appropriately once aware of the misconduct).

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#7 Edited by tds418 (524 posts) -

"Is this ska?" - Dan, probably

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#8 Posted by tds418 (524 posts) -

I don't know what the business implications in the future are, but at the moment Game Pass Ultimate is an awesome deal. I was excited about the announcements regarding it during the conference and immediately converted my existing Gold/GP subscription to an ultimate sub.

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#9 Posted by tds418 (524 posts) -

I would strongly disagree with the idea that reporting on games before they are not announced is not in the interest of the public. In fact, it's probably the opposite. Announcements will hype and spin a game whether it is deserved or not, whereas reporters are more likely to just report facts. Sure it's "selfish" in that they are looking for clicks, but big companies are just as selfish in looking to make as much money as possible on their products. It's business.

Anyway, to answer the poll, no.

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#10 Posted by tds418 (524 posts) -

Washington DC, 100MB down and up, no cap. Bundled with a TV package and the bill is inscrutable as to what the internet alone would be, but together it's about $100/month. No interest in Stadia, at least at the moment.