@MrEUser@lemmy.ninja

Absurdist, Security Architect (Magician), Beer and Bourbon connoisseur, Gamer, lover of Dark Humor (Lovecraft was a comedian), Maker, Apistevist, Agnostic, Atheist.

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They should have been forced to do it the other way. “You advertise as free, so you have to provide this for free.”

MrEUser,
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I’m thinking of all the times I’ve said, “You know what makes this game great? The microtransactions.” All ZERO times.

There are bad games and good games. Microtransactions make bad games worse AND good games worse. I intentionally only pay for games without microtransactions. THEY move the game from “I’m interested” (like with the rerelease of dungeon keeper) to “Well, I can play the OG version on GOG. Without microtransactions, I’ll do that.”

That business model ONLY works out for the business. It is NOT for the best interest of the customer.

So while what you said is right, you are incorrect.

MrEUser,
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How did it happen before microtransactions?

MrEUser,
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Okay, let’s think critically.

“I’ve been able to play games for free because of microtransactions”

Microtransactions cost money, that’s not free. What you are saying here is you got to play a game without supporting the devs while OTHER people paid for microtransactions.

You assume incorrectly, I support devs by buying games, not supporting microtransactions.

“Most of the most popular games in the world are free…” First, like hell. Show me stats that support a claim that MOST popular games are free. Second, if a game is supported by microtransactions, you’re lying if you say it’s free. MICROTRANSACTIONS ARE NOT FREE.

Next “I have purposely bought microtransactions to support the developer…” I support the dev by buying the game.

Microtransactions make a good game bad, and bad games worse. None of what you said made an argument for microtransactions. Microtransactions encourage devs to hide fixes behind pay walls, even small ones.

My statements weren’t kneejerk. Your nonsense obviously wasn’t even thought through as it’s internally inconsistent.

I look forward to you trying again.

MrEUser,
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There’s a problem with your starting point.

We were talking about microtransactions. You jumped to free to play.

Not all games that have microtransactions are fre to play.

So you’ve lied again. Not as easy you thought.

What you need to do is grab ALL games with microtransactions. You need to grab stats on ALL free games. You need to grab stats on hidden cost games (also called free to play).

Try again junior.

And try thinking this time.

MrEUser,
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And I’ll add the most important thing you forgot…

You have around 50 years of game data to sift through… Not just what a limited set from Steam gives you.

I’ll wait.

MrEUser,
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“I think you’re just playing bad games…”

Like Baldur’s Gate 3?

“Where it’s predatory it sucks” - The literal definition of microtransactions.

I think we’re done here. You think video gaming is what’s happened in the past ten years. I played my first video game in 1979 on an Atari 2600. I remember Pacman fever, I lived in California during it. I remember when Space Ace and Dragoons Lair came out in the arcades and cost .50 instead of a quarter…

Tell me again how I’m “just playing bad games…” You just can’t see the forest for the trees…

MrEUser,
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A game is called a boomer shooter based on several criteria. Usually they’re first person. Does that mean a third person shooter can’t be a “boomer shooter”? No.

Quake III is just one game that boomer shooters are based on. Doom (1993) is a game that boomer shooters are based on too. Neither one is a boomer shooter itself. A Boomer Shooter is a modern creation meant to replicate past play style, video style, and audio style too… It’s more than just “pixelated/voxelated…”

MrEUser,
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You started by asking the definition of boomer shooter, which I responded to. Then you added the fact Doom 3 came out in 2005. Since your context was, “what’s the definition of a boomer shooter.” I responded to that.

Maybe next time frame your question better to get the information you’re looking for?

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I’m providing a best guess on that. I may be wrong. Who knows maybe it’ll be “xtxt” or xt^2 pronounced “extasy.”

MrEUser,
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Nope, regret to inform you it was written by a human. Was this commented by an AI?

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We whole heartedly support blasphemy!

MrEUser,
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Each one of the graphics in the article is linked to a demo of a boomer shooter with a female protagonist. I even mention a few in the article. I talk about female leads, and then apply them to boomer shooters. I didn’t think it would be that unusual…

MrEUser,
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This definitely gives you one.

MrEUser,
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Now I know to go back and look for Easter Egg levels. Thanks.

MrEUser,
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I beat Myst in 19 hours of continuous game play without a guide or the internet. Best? Well, if you intend to beat it, it’ll take a lot of thinking through stories.

Gaming often fetishises the new but many great things exist in the past, so let's strap into our time machines and talk about our favourite games released before say 2010?

Just as with books, movies, plays etc the past holds a treasure trove of amazing experiences. Unless you have a lot more free time than I do it’s unlikely you’ve played anywhere near the majority of the classics. Let’s get out those pink sunnies and compare notes on some of our favourite releases....

MrEUser,
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My response to this will look like a who’s who of Dreamcast games. The Dreamcast was the first console I bought myself, so I have lots of fond memories.

  • Soulcalibur I & II
  • Sega NFL 2K1 (and I was NOT a sports game person)
  • Shenmue I & II
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Phantasy Star On-Line
  • Quake III arena
  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Fur Fighters
MrEUser,
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For reference, the same is true of all the tapes made for the ZX Spectrum. They would all fit on a single 2GB SD card (not even SDHC).

MrEUser,
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Makes complete sense. Thank for clarifying.

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