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  1. This is why you do not invest in online only games.
  2. Your baby avatar is pretty self explanatory.
  3. All of the top trophy hunters are essentially team accounts. Hakoom, Roughdawg4, etc. 12 - 15 hours a day must be put into EZPZs to compete on the leaderboards. Otherwise you don’t have a chance. The PS3 leaderboards, while it has its cheaters too, is at least more valid than the Vita/PS4/PS5 leaderboards, all of which are infested with endless stacks of shovelware. This is essentially passing a controller to your friend like we used to do in the old days. I don’t want this system to trivialize trophies even more. We already got plenty that make them easy anyway. You can summon online players to help you defeat bosses and you can skip the grind of the weapons by having someone drop them for you. I wouldn’t mind if this feature was locked behind PS+. Not that I’d use it because I wouldn’t, but that would filter out some people from using it themselves. Same here. Hilarious.
  4. I grew up in the 90's and the early - mid 2000's so I know this from first hand experience. A lot of us are utter narcissists on Instagram and Twitter, to name a couple social media websites. Gen Z just picked up where Millennials left off, who are even more at a disadvantage due to insane housing prices and unable to find any decent jobs that don't require $100,000 worth of college tuition.
  5. I didn't know you are a father.
  6. I'm aware. We're completely used to listening to shouting in a headset because that's what we did in the Xbox/early Xbox 360 days. Halo 2 and Halo 3 brought about a generation of online gamers, including you and me. At this point it's just gotten old. It's probably the stereotypical Boomer take to just say "I don't play online anymore" which is commonplace for a lot of older folks out there. Because who wants to listen to a 16 year old kid scream into a headset? I certainly don't. I just mute these kids and move on with my life. GTA Online was fun when it came out, but I blame it for the downfall of Rockstar. The Rockstar Games of old leading up to 2013 - 2015 was fucking awesome. Red Dead Redemption 1 is still one of my favorite games ever. Poured several hundred hours into the multiplayer and I don't regret a minute of it. But even at the time, you had plenty of griefers and morons that freaked out whenever their 20 kill streak was broken, and they would yell for everybody else to hear in the session. It's what prompted me to block and mute people in the first place, and they tend to ruin online experiences for me. I'm in my mid 30s. Online gaming has sort of lost its luster for me. Unless it's something like Dark Souls where I need help to take down a boss, or I'm boosting trophies with other people, I usually avoid online gaming altogether. No Fortnite here, because I'd probably go mental with all the stupid brat kids playing it. Reason I loved GTA, especially San Andreas was it made fun of everything. The entire franchise is a parody of American culture which makes it great. And no doubt there was some politics thrown in, obviously not shoehorned but Dan Houser kept the writing and the script on point. Dan Houser was Rockstar, but with his departure, it's unclear where Rockstar is going to go moving forward.
  7. Hollywood culture isn’t necessarily left wing politics. I have no idea where you got that from. The only thing I mentioned was Los Angeles culture being decent without the Hollywood culture mixed in with it. That’s it. I don’t appreciate the passive aggressive tone here, so we’ll just move on. New York is more dense. That’s why there are so many skyscrapers there. Many people especially in and around Manhattan walk, with a good number using the Uber service and the subways. LA in contrast started out as bunch of smaller towns combined into one big one. I’ve driven around LA in the past and it is huge. Massive urban sprawl. Inglewood, Compton and Long Beach are well away from LA, which is one reason that makes the general area stand out. It really impressed me the first time I drove down there. The culture is quite different from New York and Chicago. I’ve walked right up to Bruce Lee’s gravesite. His son Brandon Lee is right next to him. In a hour of visiting the gravesite I saw plenty of older Chinese American people pay tribute to Bruce Lee by leaving flowers and holding their hands by remembering. He died nearly 50 years ago, and when you still have millions remembering, obviously you left a cultural impact on society. Agree on LA Noire. I’d love another Sleeping Dogs. Sadly, both gaming companies that developed them are long dead.
  8. The OP leads me to believe this person should seek guidance.
  9. The Lions always find a way to mess up somewhere. Back when I watched the NFL they were usually at or near the bottom. Awful defense. And one of my friends convinced me to watch the Seahawks and Lions game the other day. Lions made a lot of mistakes in the field, which is nothing new.
  10. GTA VI already has modern day politics infused with it, and it’s not the kind of thing people are going to laugh at like past GTA entries. But let’s be honest here. How many of you were in your teens when you started playing GTA Online? You easily ignore the bad shit and just want to have a good time, like other teenagers. Then you grow up, move out into the real world and realize things weren’t as rosy as you thought. Then you discover that things were this way when you were younger, you just didn’t have the maturity and life experience that you do now. GTA V had plenty of assholes and kids screaming profanities into their headsets back in 2013 when it first released. You can’t be a college kid forever.
  11. I miss when game covers looked fucking awesome.
  12. Gaming used to be passion projects for a lot of people. But this remake and now this upcoming HZD remake just shows how bad the industry has gotten. These studios hold hundreds if not thousands of people, and you have the corporate management and the publishers above them. They hold the ultimate say in what goes and what doesn’t in a game. I want new games and new IPs that have original ideas. But that is far too much risk, because these companies feel that these projects could potentially backfire, as they have many times in the past. This is precisely why I mostly focus on old games, indies and some double A titles. Naughty Dog isn’t the company it used to be. Seeing how they were during the Jak & Daxter days and seeing them now makes me sad. Not that I’m the target audience for these remakes, as I’m not. I just wish we had something else.
  13. Same. I also noticed that NA/EU servers are completely dead after a certain hour, since I live in the Pacific Standard Timezone. I have to use AS servers for a chance of finding people, but I imagine most people in Asia couldn’t care less for DOOM, since I regard it as a mostly western gaming franchise. If I do find people it’s probably people from America and Europe trying to play a match.
  14. Mattrick had a part to play in the bungled Xbox One launch in 2013 which led to Sony dominating the entire competition. Before, the PS3 and Xbox 360 were proper competitors which both generated pretty sizable fanbases. Everything that was great about Sony is slipping away. They are no different than EA, Activision, Ubisoft and 2K Games. All morally corrupt, all about the corporate business model. Consumers get nickel and dimed.
  15. Sony has also failed to bring a lot of decent indies over, not just stuff like Rogue Legacy 2 but also a lot of Japanese titles. I don’t know if Jim Ryan single handedly allowed shovelware to flood the store but whoever is in charge of quality control is doing a craptastic job at it.