Talk about a slow news day...

transexism:

lieutenantbites:

are the top players in leauge of legends called legends of leauge

no they’re called losers

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league

demonshower:

demonshower:

Nothing is quite as relaxing as a good game of Skyrim

My horse is on fire

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tes

foxdear:

pumpkinradish:

foxdear:

How to spot a nerd: See if they’re wearing this, then take their lunch money

I think you meant, then see if they want to have an in-depth conversation about it. Because taking their lunch money makes you a bully.
And being a bully makes you an asshole.

foxdear:

pumpkinradish:

foxdear:

How to spot a nerd: See if they’re wearing this, then take their lunch money

I think you meant, then see if they want to have an in-depth conversation about it. Because taking their lunch money makes you a bully.

And being a bully makes you an asshole.

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people who take everything literally tho like pls can u not

wastelandporn:

Deathclaw Mother with her little Fuckers
Photo Credit: Me (WastelandPorn)

wastelandporn:

Deathclaw Mother with her little Fuckers

Photo Credit: Me (WastelandPorn)

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their names are Asshole Douchebag and I'm Going To Use Your Entrails as Party Decorations fnv

isfallout4outyet:

Let’s just start treating video games as a viable medium of storytelling and art and not just as murder simulation software please and thank you

What Is Up With Naughty Dog?

silentmelodyinfamous:

Studios close down every year, developers get shut down, layoffs occur at the end of the financial quarter or year, and people leave studios. Most recently a string of departures from Naughty Dog has had everyone, myself included, worried about the status of Uncharted PS4.

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It begins, of course, with Amy Hennig. Having served at Naughty Dog for the entirety of the PlayStation 3 generation, it was a huge surprise when reports came that she had been “forced out”, even more surprising was that the ones responsible were Neil Druckman and Bruce Straley, the creative leads for The Last of Us. Naughty Dog’s leaders, including Sony’s Scott Rohde, PlayStation Software Product Development Head for Sony Worldwide Studios, were quick to dismiss the affair as simply business as usual. However there was something about the anonymous sources using “forced out” as well as the suddenness of the layoff that left a bad taste in my mouth. Amy did not have another job lined up, as proved by her being picked up by Visceral Games a few weeks after her parting. Early on in her career Amy worked with EA on a Legacy of Kain game, something that many fans hope means a resurrection of the franchise, though she is currently only officially working on a Star Wars game.

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Then on March 27, reports that Justin Richmond had left Naughty Dog were posted. Richmond spoke directly to news site IGN that he made the decision to join Riot Games, developers behind League of Legends. Justin Richmond was game director for the PS4 project, which he was also on Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and oversaw multiplayer in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. He has not commented on whether this decision came about due to Amy’s departure. The two were specifically named when the Uncharted PS4 trailer was released in late 2013 prior to the PlayStation 4’s launch.

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Most recently there is Nate Wells and Todd Stashwick. Nate Wells was lead artist at Naughty Dog and is now working at Giant Sparrow, the folks who created The Unfinished Swan. Todd Stashwick is a writer/actor who you’ll know if you’ve watched the Uncharted PS4 trailer, as he provided the voice work for the trailer and was taken on as a character in the game. However ten days after it was announced he had joined Visceral to co-write their Star Wars project with Amy he announced that his role in Uncharted PS4 had been “recast,” effectively ending his involvement with Naughty Dog and the project. Also of note is that in late November of 2013 Stashwick had tweeted and shared pictures over social media of his involvement with Uncharted PS4 including himself in a mo-cap suit and stating that “[Amy Hennig] has written a humdinger!”

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This entire affair is more suspicious than most developer layoffs. Most importantly the studio is in the midst of development of a premiere PlayStation 4 game that will be expected to be a critical and commercial hit. That is what causes the most concern. Developers generally undergo layoffs and critical staff leaving after a game ships, not when they are still in the potentially early stages of creating it. Naughty Dog split into two teams after Uncharted 2 shipped. One began work on Uncharted 3, while the other started The Last of Us. Uncharted 3 came out in 2011, with The Last of Us coming out in 2013. The Last of Us team is now working on a remastered version of their game, while the Uncharted team hasn’t been heard from since 2011 and only put out a very short teaser trailer for their PlayStation 4 game which has no release window. Generally speaking the Uncharted games are revealed with actual in-game graphics/gameplay very late in the year prior to their release. Uncharted 2 was shown off in December of 2008 and released October of the following year. Likewise Uncharted 3 was revealed in December of 2010 and released November of 2011. Now we have a teaser trailer two years after their last title was released and no foreseeable release date.

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While I used to not doubt Naughty Dog’s ability, the recent loss of key figures in their staff brings about thoughts that whatever they put out next might not be up to the quality previously seen. While games, like movies, are mostly collaborative efforts and not due to the talent of one sole individual, a majority of credit was given to Amy Hennig on her work in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Combine her loss with the game director leaving the studio he was leading, as well as the studio then getting rid of the actor previously hired by the two directors, and you have to admit something is up. Internal change is occurring at Naughty Dog and the Uncharted series may never be the same. However we will most likely never hear the full story, or at least not for a very long time. Until that time I can only sit back and wonder what the team’s original vision was and how close the final product will be to that vision.

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loz oot

Asker Anonymous: Not to mention video games do not exist in a void. This is a conversation thats gone on for far too long and wanting to kill children is terrible, pixelated or not.

DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER

Asker Anonymous: I just thought I should point out that many people don't take Fallout or video games as seriously as other people do. They see pixels on their screen and those pixels form a child, and that child is irritating them in some way. They don't really think about morality and stuff like that, they're not playing the game like that, they're not that invested. Video games are an escape from the real world, a chance to do what you wouldn't do in the real world. Why stop someone from doing that?

isfallout4outyet:

Because you’d be using that fantasy environment to murder a child

holy shit why are people not getting this

if you think this way you need to go see a fucking psychiatrist

thelindsaytuggey:

domsdominatinggaming:

Nintendo 64 start screen montage. 

ah, my childhood :)