UNCHARTERED bus to San Diego



  • Continuing the discussion from WTF is happening with Windows 10? And nothing else:

    @blakeyrat said:

    Seriously. At least the people Lara Croft kills are actively trying to kill and/or rape her. Or literally fantasy monsters. And even then you can avoid the combat 80% of the time or so, if you want to play that way. (At least in the recent remake.)

    Nathan Drake just murders the shit out of dudes just doing their jobs. Hell, in one bit of the Vita version, he blows up a gas truck, the guy was just delivering a shipment of gasoline, he wasn't even in the "evil" army! Why does Nathan Drake hate truck drivers!

    Uncharted: the game by sociopaths for sociopaths.



  • That is shockingly incompetent even for video game reporting standards.


  • kills Dumbledore

    No, it's a shocking lack of difference between games in a series. Unfortunately it's the way AAA franchise development is going. Release the same game next year, with an extra mode and flashier graphics



  • I liked the one where someone at Kotaku said, "Zeratul, a character we've only met through Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's MOBA."



  • YES complaint like a grandpa. I LOVE IT. KIDS THESE DAYS, RIGHT!? REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS ABOUT GAMEPLAY AND NOT GRAPHICS!?!?!??!?!



  • @Magus said:

    I liked the one where someone at Kotaku said, "Zeratul, a character we've only met through Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's MOBA."

    I now fuckall about game journalism, is that supposed to be a good newsite or whatever?



  • 8 bit graphics is all anyone will ever need.



  • I doubt there's anyone left who thinks so at this point. The only way someone could possibly say something like that quote is someone who'd never even played the previous Starcraft title, since he's in all of them. He was in the trailers and everything, in Heart of the Swarm.



  • Kotaku? Fuck no.

    That website is mostly based around praising everything Japanese, no matter how shitty or creepy, and leering at half-naked women.

    If they find some Japanese half-naked women, the servers explode.

    Gaming Journalism – 09:17
    — ChipCheezumSA

    GAMING JOURNALISM



  • @Magus said:

    doubt there's anyone left who thinks so at this point

    @blakeyrat said:

    Kotaku? Fuck no.

    Then why is Magus so indignant about it?, my 12 year old cousin doesn't know who Zeratul is either and it doesn't bother anyone.



  • He also doesn't get paid to report on games, though. These people apparently do.



  • @Piko said:

    Then why is Magus so indignant about it?,

    What am I, his mom? Ask him.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Piko said:
    Then why is Magus so indignant about it?,

    What am I, his mom? Ask him.

    If you were, I'd be fucking you right now.



  • The idea that the Drake's Fortune series is somehow racist/misogynist/sociopathic/etc. is hardly new, and I get the impression that this idea got started by a joke that Yahtzee once made that got taken too seriously:

    UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE (Zero Punctuation) – 04:03
    — Escapist



  • Confused?

    Would it had helped if Drake was a black guy that was exploring the ancient ruins of Greece?

    Let's see, deep in the middle of some Aztec / Atlantis / other mystical ancient group, far from the northern provinces of 'merica and UK, who will the villains be?

    Oh I know, some dastardly Victorian age imperialists.


    Good thing Angelina played Laura Croft and now people don't necessarily see her as standard white in video games, otherwise the latest Tomb Raider reboot would be racist too.


    Gears of War comparison includes the phrase Master race?

    Let's see

    White guy, Hispanic guy, and Black guy, fight off alien bug-likes?


    And he mentions safe, after including Indiana Jones, of which the latest movie included aliens....

    And was laughed out of existence.

    It's a wonder they don't take risks.





  • @xaade said:

    Good thing Angelina played Laura Croft and now people don't necessarily see her as standard white in video games, otherwise the latest Tomb Raider reboot would be racist too.

    She's, like, the upgraded version of white or something?



  • Awaiting non-racist treasure hunter game, involving a black South African (since some South Africans are white) hunting for treasure in ancient Greece and encountering ancient white mummies and Victorian era imperialists who are trying to use Odin's (Norse god) power to take over the world.





  • Remember the whole microaggressions thing.

    So you have a portion of the population, that from their experiences, say that the economy is not based on merit.

    Therefore, if you say at your business that you are merit-based, you've committed a microaggression.

    It's also within that perception that white people have been historically evil to them.

    Therefore, if you portray white people as good, you've committed a microaggression.

    Therefore the only non-racist game would be portraying all whites as evil.


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