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Games People Play - Updated Weekly

Games People Play - Updated Weekly

by Dogbert
Your weekly 1-stop for satire on roleplaying games, videogames, politics... or whatever geek stuf, really. Not for the easily offended. You have been warned.

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Games People Play - Updated Weekly

Your weekly 1-stop for satire on roleplaying games, videogames, politics... or whatever geek stuf, really. Not for the easily offended. You have been warned.

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The Vampire Saga Continues
While I'm happy Onyx Path didn't end up fully back in charge of the WoD (please keep them away from Mage), the question is not about me, but whether about the rest of the WoD's target demo still gives a damn by now. Furthermore, the fact that the most notorious V5 defenders are a "vocal minority" that keeps blowing a swastika-shaped cloud over vampire will do very little to improve things unless Paradox shows us they're not afraid of firing those portions of their audience (starting with showing us the pink slip of Reinhagen and anyone remotely chummy with him).

And yet... the probability that even the stricter measures prove to be Too Little Too Late at this point only grow by the day.

December 14th, 2018
And the world is still here...
So, a new year of toil.

December 9th, 2018
No disease lasts forever...
...nor is there anybody who could endure it that long.

May next year brings us relief. way or the other.
December 9th, 2018
Forgetting About the World's Crap for a Day
Let's not think about that bill that got approved in march that leaves businesses vulnerable and liable for the content uploaded by users.

Let's not think about how that bill is mostly gonna be used to try to "erase from existence" all LGBTQ community.

Let's not think about how neo-puritans are right now on top of the world.

For now, for just one day, let's just have one decent day with out loved ones.

Next year, the fight continues. For now, let's just rest.
December 4th, 2018
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
By the time this comic is published I'll hopefully be done watching Netflix' Sabrina series.

Personally I love it: The characters are very well done, the story is tight, and it has no waste. My only complain is the one illustrated in the comic. Also, people of pagan faiths probably have to force their Willing Suspension of Disbelief more than others, because yeah, it's 100% "satanic lulz fiction."

Requiem For a Dream
If you thought Reinhagen was settling for the incel crap he managed to slip in the core book after his nazi dogwhistling didn't make it past the alpha, then you were wrong, oh sweet, summer child.

Alas, seemingly the new PR fiasco happened to be the straw that broke the camel's back, and Paradox finally decided to take matters into their own hands before the shitstorm started hurting their actual bottom line.

When people from the Gaming Den asserted V5 was dead on arrival I refused to believe it, and even defended it from detractors... but it doesn't take an Einstein to know the WoD is not getting back up from this one. They're taking the path of dnd, and that way lies oblivion (there's a reason Mearlsy is now all about "brand marketing" as opposed to, you know, game development).

Requiestcat in Pace, World of Darkness. It was a brave try, but I guess in the end it was not meant to be.

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November 20th, 2018
Toxicity of Our City
Regardless of whatever few points of light you can find (Squirrel Girl, uncle Stan, etc), let's remember there's a reason why Disney took Marvel Studios away from Marvel Entertainment, and that is that Marvel Entertainment in general and Marvel Comics in particular is full of horrible people (just google Ike Perlmutter).

Meanwhile, Riot Studios in general and League of Legends in particular are infamous for being the most toxic of wasteland in all of gamer culture.

It's a perfect match, it doesn't take an Einstein.
November 16th, 2018
See You Space Cowboy
In all fairness, what killed Wildstar was... Wildstar. I can't figure for the life of me what were these guys thinking when they decided to go "h4rdc0re" (these guys were ex-Blizzard employees, they knew what made WoW successful, and 1337 7|-|1|\||< was not it).

...still, being NC-Soft who they are, there was exactly one way this story was gonna end. I'm actually surprised NC let them live long enough to shit their own bed.

November 16th, 2018
@tussock: Very probable. Another friend of mine also reminded me a marketer's job is creating a need where there is none, so I guess telling an ever growing (if sedentary) demographic "you're a sportsman too! Time you dressed up like one!" sounds just about right.
Nike's primary business is selling expensively sport-capable shoes to people who don't really sport but do admire the image.

That they function well for sport is the regular PR. They'll have researched this hard and found it was a net positive in expanding their market share in terms of aspirational buyers.
@Bob: embarassing mistake with PS layers. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Why is Jez naked in the third panel, but clothed in the fourth?
October 22nd, 2018
Congratulations, Jian!
First and foremost, my respect to the mad skills and intense training of professional gamers.

And yes, this occasion is special, it's historical in the removal of social stygma gamers had for decades. I'm just confused as to Nike's motives, since "good will" is rarely in a corporation's agenda.

Nike's bottom line is money, said money is selling sports clothing and items, and gamers are not exactly famous for their active lifestyles as to be considered part of Nike's target demo (i.e they don't buy what Nike is selling) so... what's in it for them again? PR perhaps? I dunno, really.

Happy Halloween
PSA: This Hallow's eve remember that if you can't be a Halloween participant, you can still be a Halloween supporter: GIVE THE KIDS SOME GODDAMN CANDY PLEASE.

Happy Samhain.
October 22nd, 2018
@Hicks: Thanks!
Now that was the funniest comic I've seen since ever. Great job!
September 29th, 2018
Breaking up is hard to do.
While the reasons for his exile aren't quite specific, the key part in THIS TWEET is how he didn't say "he was leaving." He said "it was agreed that he'll leave."

Personally I don't feel White Wolf is going in a terrible direction (currently) and only the gravest of offenses get a C.E.O sacked... HOWEVER... Let's remember that, before White Wolf's public apology, they committed the serious mistake of defending Reinhagen's Freeze Peach. Look, usually I'm all for companies standing by their employees instead of turning on them at the first sight of torches and pitchforks, but it's not the same thing defending an employee's right to be politically incorrect and defending a card-carrying genocide-advocate, and Europe can still be very naïve regarding nazi chicanery. Richard Spencer himself has gone on record saying he doesn't actually believe in free speech while at the same time encouraging all nazis to use FREEZE PEACH as a mantra in order to weaponize democracy against itself. Europe still believes in "man's better nature."

...and then perhaps I'm just looking too much into it and perhaps he really was just fired over more innocuous differences of opinions on how the company should be managed, who knows?

September 22nd, 2018
Stay Classy, Capcom
Sometimes the joke just writes itself, and when Game Informer gives me both notes on the same day, and one right next to the other.

Oh jolly ol' Capcom, never change.
September 21st, 2018
True to Source
I had mentioned in prior comics how it's painfully obvious Red Sonja's producers only want to ride in the coat tails of Wonder Woman's success. The fact that they call Bryan Singer also makes it painfully obvious they don't care for making anything remotely passable and only care for people watching the movie -once-. As if that wasn't enough, they're doing a PG-13 movie of what's the most politically incorrect setting.

It's going to be a big garbage fire.
September 15th, 2018
@Bysmerian: Ikr? It took it a whole 4 years to hit Lawbreaker's humilliating "70 players online" record.