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  1. I do not like that man Ted Cruz I do not like his far-right views I do not like his stupid chin I do not like his smarmy grin I do not like him with a beard I do not like him freshly sheared I do not like Ted Cruz at all That man Ted Cruz can suck my balls
    13 points
  2. This complicates reviews even more, because if it's "RDR2 good" then count me the fuck out and give me my money back.
    6 points
  3. Part of the problem seems to be that their whole take on trans/non-binary representation is “Look, you can make a hot chick with a huge dick! Isn’t that totally sick, bro?” Not exactly progressive.
    5 points
  4. I feel like it comes off like that because almost every other word written about games might as well come from the developer’s marketing arm at worst, or at best just pretend that games exist in a political vacuum and spring up fully formed. It’s way less about Polygon looking for an angle as it is the whole industry being willfully ignorant of the politics of stuff like Call of Duty except when they derp with shit like making you press F to show respects. It wouldn’t be an issue if games criticism was actually criticism instead of just telling gamers where to spend money.
    5 points
  5. The fact that we're all mostly acting like this is normal with a response like "LOL, trump gonna trump" is fucking insane. This is all insane. This is not normal. The fact that like half of the people in this country can see this happening and either agree with it or just shrug is fucking terrifying. If we want to go back and pinpoint just when this country officially went to shit, I want to nominate how both political parties now have their own versions of reality that just get accepted by the populace as news. There should not be two sets of news. There is one fucking set of facts.
    4 points
  6. I think it would be an improvement and more inclusive to allow pronouns to be independent of voice choice. This is a good idea and it's too bad CDPR didn't do that from the start. But I also think it's bizarre to ding CDPR so hard for doing that that you won't get the game. I wouldn't even hold it past them not to introduce that as an option in the future. CDPR is always working on their games. But right now they're trying to squash the apparently multitude of bugs to make the game a better experience. Adding yet another variable to weave through the game when it's already glitchy isn't the best place to start. I think the comparison "even CoD does better!" is weird. We may knock CoD for its standard formula of gameplay, but it's still a big project that a lot of people work on and matters to a big audience. It makes sense, but is also commendable that it's one of the games leading the way and not doing as well as them shouldn't be looked down on. Regarding some of the marketing and in game poster that was being criticized. The CDPR artist responded with fair reasoning. The Polygon article's authors reaction was "that sounds nice, but I don't believe you." That seems pretty unfair. If you're just going to make up your mind about the motivations of the artists independent of what they're telling you then there isn't a conversation to have. To sum up: CDPR can do better. There is a good chance they even will in this very game as they patch it and expand it. It's also fair to highlight how some of what they've done might be counter productive. But I don't think the extreme reaction and vilification is warranted.
    3 points
  7. 3 points
  8. Those 70 Billion other games aren't pretending to be more progressive than they actually are which is the point.
    3 points
  9. Yeah, but those 70 billion other games didn't promote themselves as progressive and set in a transhuman world.
    3 points
  10. In 2020, AP photographers captured a world in distress APNEWS.COM Behold, a world in distress: A 64-year-old woman weeps, hugging her husband as he lay dying in the COVID-19 unit of a California hospital. A crowded refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, engulfed... There are WAY more photos in the link, and I recommend all of them. Here are some: Agustina Canamero, 81, and Pascual Perez, 84, hug and kiss through a plastic film screen to avoid contracting the coronavirus at a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, on June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Protesters storm the San Francisco de Borja church, which belongs to the Carabineros, Chile's national police force, in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 18, 2020, the first anniversary of the start of anti-government mass protests over inequality. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix) Sneakers and a Los Angeles Lakers jersey with the number 8 worn by NBA star Kobe Bryant hang at a memorial for Bryant in Los Angeles on Feb. 2, 2020, a week after he was killed in a helicopter crash. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Arif Mirbaghi plays a double bass in his backyard during mandatory self-isolation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, on April 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) A protester carries a U.S. flag upside down as he walks past a burning building in Minneapolis on May 28, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) A woman bangs a pot in support of medical staff who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak during a partial lockdown against the spread of the coronavirus in Brussels on March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Lanes are empty on the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway that leads to downtown Los Angeles on April 26, 2020, as California remains on lockdown to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) A protester and a police officer shake hands in the middle of a standoff during a rally in New York on June 2, 2020, calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died under the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) Men with inner tubes wade through an abandoned highway tunnel with the aid of a safety line as they work to repair a self-created water system in the Esperanza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on June 11, 2020. Water service in Venezuela has gotten so bad that poor neighborhoods have started to rig private water systems or hand dig shallow wells. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix) President Donald Trump, returning from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington after stepping off the Marine One helicopter, early Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Musicians rehears at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, on June 22, 2020. When the doors opened for the performance of Puccini’s “Crisantemi” by the UceLi Quartet, the 2,292 seats of the auditorium were occupied by plants and the performance was broadcast live online. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Athletic Club and Real Madrid play during their Spanish La Liga soccer match at the San Manes stadium, which is nearly empty, in Bilbao, Spain, on July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) People flee from police officers after running out the back of a store carrying shoes in Upper Darby, Pa., on May 31, 2020, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) A road divides the Cerro Lagoon, where the water at right is colored and the Waltrading S.A. tannery stands on the bank, top right, in Limpio, Paraguay, on Aug. 5, 2020. According to Francisco Ferreira, a technician at the National University Multidisciplinary Lab, the color of the water is due to the presence of heavy metals like chromium, commonly used in the tannery process. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz) A woman wearing a protective face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic dances in a client's home in Mexico City on Aug. 8, 2020. The pandemic has forced businesses to adapt to a new normality and the adult entertainment industry is no exception. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) Embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge on Sept. 9, 2020, as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif., in this photo taken with a slow shutter speed. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) Jill Biden moves her husband, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, back from members of the media as he speaks outside his campaign plane in New Castle, Del., on Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Former President Barack Obama speaks at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden on Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/ Matt Slocum) This image shot from a drone shows a reddish tint along the shore of the Great Salt Lake in Howell, Utah, on Oct. 8, 2020. The red hue of the north arm of the lake comes from a type of bacteria, known as halophilic bacteria, that flourishes when the salt level rises. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) People shoot off fireworks in Washington’s Black Lives Matter Plaza while celebrating president-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    3 points
  11. IMO this open pressuring of officials to try and help him gain an advantage in the postelection litigation is the most fucked up part of all this. Like, you wanna run a clown show of lawsuits through the courts, whatever, go ahead--it makes us look dumb, and it's not an efficient way to run a democracy, but at least you're using legal tools. This is pretty much just the open subversion of the rule of law, and it's being done pretty much with impunity. I'm glad it hasn't worked so far and at least some of our institutions seem to be holding up.
    3 points
  12. This underestimates centrist brain thinking. "The far left aoc/bernie types and far right josh Hawley types are against the bill, therefore it is a good bill"
    2 points
  13. Doug Jones leading contender to be nominated Biden's attorney general WWW.NBCNEWS.COM The two men have a long relationship that dates back to the senator's time in law school and then working in the Senate.
    2 points
  14. Josh Allen has made a tremendous jump this season. All the criticisms said about him were 100% true going into the season though.
    2 points
  15. Red is placebo, blue is pfizer vaccine Shows a timeline of cumulative covid cases based on vaccine or placebo
    2 points
  16. In some good news (since there will be many people who forget to—or choose to not to—receive the second dose), the Pfizer vaccine provides strong protection after the first dose. Something like 50% after the first dose, and 95% after the second: Pfizer’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection After First Dose - The New York Times NYTI.MS The Food and Drug Administration’s first analysis of the clinical trial data also found that the coronavirus vaccine worked well regardless of a volunteer’s race, weight or age.
    2 points
  17. Kidding aside, my admittedly limited understanding of the industry still lets me know that he's right about that. Someone's going to figure it out though, and the right solution isn't to just hold fast. Regardless I'm going to watch Inception on my iPhone with only one headphone on tonight just so he feels a chill run down his spine.
    2 points
  18. Especially for contracts that were signed before the switch to the new distribution structure. Seems like they'd have a pretty easy "they're trying to weasel out of paying us" angle if it wound up in court.
    2 points
  19. Yep, this is the same guy who outed an undercover agent to the Russians in the oval office but somehow can keep his fucking mouth shut about this? That said, I'll wait for Trump to deny, via tweet, that this happened, which means 100% that it did happen.
    2 points
  20. I feel I need to address this like it were an afterschool special, so while Zaku3 raised the question, I will speak to you all when I say: When is it right to play Cyberpunk 2077? When it feels right to you! No one can tell you what you need, so...
    2 points
  21. The entire year could be summed up by a series of Giuliani expressions.
    2 points
  22. The comparison to CoD isn't about how those games are mostly crappy. It's about how they're churned out, one after the other, and this game has been in development for years. I don't think CDPR would be getting any of the grief they're getting if not for their thin veneer of inclusivity. There's nothing that irks people more than companies/people being fake.
    1 point
  23. A guy can make the playoffs and still have a lot of questions. His 58% completion percentage was good for... 32nd in the league last year (would be 31st this year). He also had some horrible plays in that playoff game they could have won if he played decent. This year his completion percentage is 4th in the league at 69.9. Huge difference.
    1 point
  24. No, no, I didn't mean to imply that it does at all if you read it that way. I mean to say the company/management/who-the-fuck-ever at the studio seems to think it does and yet still delivers the same old buggy-ass Day 1 release with tons of issues despite, and on top of, treating their employees like total garbage.
    1 point
  25. I dunno. I typically find myself rolling my eyes at most Polygon articles, as it does seem like they're always fishing for problems that they want to make bigger than they actually are. I contrast this with Jim Sterling, who does similar work and whose work I find to be much higher quality, even when he's using Polygon articles as a jumping off point. I'm all for actual gaming journalism that isn't just regurgitating PR nonsense or defending these ridiculously rich companies when they pull shit like raising game prices "because they have to" or worse, being their usual TERF selves and promoting via edgelord nonsense while not caring who they trample over in the process. I think the difference for me is someone like Jim comes across as someone actively fighting back, whereas something like Polygon just comes off as perpetually sniveling and calling things "problematic" without ever accomplishing more than whining. It's the difference, from my perception at least, between going "Hey fuck these guys, don't give them an inch for this shitty behavior" and "oh no, woe is me, I got my feelings hurt." Not that you can't ever have an article about how something made you feel shitty, but that's all I ever seem to see from Polygon.
    1 point
  26. This is better than my Red Dead Redemption 2 poem about Horse Balls where the first letter of every line ended up spelling HORSE BALLS vertically.
    1 point
  27. I needed a Christmas gift for my brother/sister-in-law in San Diego, so thank you.
    1 point
  28. British urgently want the blood of Irish people WWW.IRISHTIMES.COM NHS say it is ‘vital’ that Irish people in Britain step forward to donate blood And now for the Irish response:
    1 point
  29. Here are the rest of her tweets. I want to slowly peel DeSantis's skin from his body.
    1 point
  30. I never gave two shits about the actual assassination parts, so it's completely irrelevant to me. Maybe if the first games were good at stealth or something, but they never were.
    1 point
  31. I think Kojima is one of the most overrated creatives in ANY medium but I'm more looking forward to seeing the Sony fanboys meltdown, then turn on Kojima.
    1 point
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