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  • Johnny Depp's Production Company to Produce TSW Series - Secret World Legends - MMORPG.com

    laserit said:
    Johnny Depp spent several hours in Children's Hospital here in Vancouver the other day.


    Cool guy
    He was also Hunter S. Thompson's best bud for years. If life were a D&D game, Depp would definitely be in the Chaotic Good camp :)
  • Johnny Depp's Production Company to Produce TSW Series - Secret World Legends - MMORPG.com

    Albatroes said:
    I'll be honest, I can't wait to see how it turns out since I found TSW's story to be one of the best in a long time in gaming.
    Yeah. Whatever else we can say about the game, the story was always a high point.

    Shadow organizations controlling the world behind the scenes with a sprinkling of magic, zombies, vampires, and Lovecraft horror... what's not to like?
  • Johnny Depp's Production Company to Produce TSW Series - Secret World Legends - MMORPG.com

    This could be really good on the right network. Hope HBO or Netflix are the ones who pick it up.
  • Final Fantasy XIV - The Savage Loot System is Broken - MMORPG.com

    So much acceptance of grind in this article while pointing out a couple of flaws with the grind system.

    Any kind of lock-out or page-drop restrictions is an artificial impediment to advancement, not to mention guild-friendly grouping.

    If you're doing the content once or 10 times a week you should get the drops every time. That's the real issue with the forest, not just a couple of bothersome trees.

    But then, of course, you'll notice the reality of the end-game busy work designed to keep you playing until the next expansion.

    And some people rush to end-game because that's where the fun is... lol.

  • Ian Frazier Moves to Unannounced Project - DLC Death Knell? - Mass Effect: Andromeda - MMORPG.com

    Not sure I agree it needed to be addressed in the review.  The review should solely focus on the content quality of the game itself.

    Any assessment of the whackos was deserving of and appropriately addressed in an opinion piece centered around that issue in context with other, similar issues that have occurred within the genre.  Including it in the review colors the review more than the whackos, at least reference the reader of this review, who may or may not have intimate knowledge of the controversy.

    I don't disagree the hate has been over the top from some folks, and the misogyny is straight retarded..  But this isn't the first AAA game to come out with such surprisingly obvious quality issues.  I would surmise some of the hate MEA got is a residual hate that's been building among the gamer population (see Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed, heck even Kane and Lynch way back when).
    In general and most of the time I would agree that reviews should try to ignore extraneous factors as much as possible. But there are exceptions and to be fair, this was not by any means the only site that felt a need to acknowledge and take at least a passing stance on some of the external events surrounding the MEA launch simply because it was so loud and widespread that to simply ignore it would have seemed like a deliberate omission of related material.

    Also reviewers are no more immune, nor should they be, from having opinions partly based on their own ethnicity, country and/or regional cultural conventions and certainly not gender either.

    The link in the original review was to a particular misogynist alt-right hit piece that was part of the anti MEA campaign madness. I might not have chosen that particular link to highlight the idiocy but then I'm not a woman and what I find most outrageous is colored by my own personal circumstances. Jim Sterling chose to highlight multiple different examples of the same tripe to ridicule based on his own personal reasons.

    Reviewers are not required to put on blinders and channel Joe Friday ("Just the facts, mam") and produce some sterile pseudo-objective review. That would be some really boring generic shit to read.

    I can understand those with legitimate negative MEA opinions feeling uncomfortable when it gets pointed out that a sizable portion of their anti camp is behaving badly and I think a lot of the complaints about the MMORPG review piece are just attempts to carve out the legitimate negativity about MEA.

    But ironically, instead of just saying something like "I'm aware of the extraneous complaints about MEA but mine are not about that" and carrying on, they've spent a lot of time undermining their own credibility by focusing instead on bashing Suzie.