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LawBreakers - Cliff Bleszinski's failed multiplayer shooter

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Infinitron, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I don't get as riled up about SJW stuff as many here do, but it does always baffle me that so many media products are perfectly happy to write-off half their audience from the get-go. Even if you think Trumpers are crazy don't you want their money?
     
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  2. dawcio Learned

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    I still like this man for making Jazz Jackrabbit 2.
     
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  3. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Gender neutral toilets are not a bad idea, actually, just replace urinals with toilets:
    • toilet can be used as urinal while it does not work the other way around
    • toilet is already gender agnostic
    • toilets get enclosed stalls anyway (unless you live in some particular shithole, that is) so privacy is not an issue
    • you don't have to balance the availability of both types of restrooms according to your workforce/students/whatever current composition (which then changes)
    • everyone thanks you after company event involving food goes horribly wrong (and there is mass demand for toilets with urinals being of no help)
    • you get to tell RHPC members who would be eager to complain about you not including *their* particular 576 genders to get out of your face.
    • JC Denton and/or Adam Jensen cannot cause lulzy drama.
    • is your home toilet NOT gender neutral already?
     
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    Social media bubbles cause people to think the support for their views is much larger than it really is.

    Bathrooms are a rather secluded area so I wouldn't blame women for not wanting to have to share them with men for the same reason a woman would not want to walk down a dark alley next to a strange man.

    Also, I don't want to share a bathroom with women because women's bathrooms are gross.
     
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  5. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Put a CCTV outside the stalls if that's really a problem. They are everywhere anyway - DeusEx future is here!

    Not a problem some yelling/shaming wouldn't solve.
     
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  6. abija Prophet

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    Fugly/bland characters were an issue, but everything else mentioned is just him trying to keep blame away from his shitty design.

    You try to imply their transcending works don't have the power to make everyone see THE TRUTH?
     
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  7. sullynathan Arcane

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    No one thought cliff or lawbreakers was woke
     
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  8. Dexter Arcane

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    https://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.p...multiplayer-shooter.88409/page-4#post-4096158

    See also page 6/7 ITT, even though some images are missing.
    https://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.p...multiplayer-shooter.88409/page-6#post-5228351

    Not that it would have likely went much different for this specific game if that shit wasn't there and he didn't toot his horn about it for gaming publications to do write-ups on it: http://archive.is/UFmIH

    Seems more like a retcon to say it wasn't so, because I remember almost the entire discussion around this game being focused on either Cliffy B. being a dick or a cuck, the "Gender Neutral Bathroom" thing that was often the thread image on image boards and the low player numbers.

    This is how you get Nu-Star Wars, Nu-Ghost Busters or in video games Nu-Wolfenstein, Nu-Gears of War or Nu-Battlefield though e.g. a "Now that our franchise is so large and established, we can do absolutely anything we like with it, they'll buy it and we'll make money anyway" attitude, which doesn't always work out and loses its effect long-term as people realize your new stuff is shit. Other games like Mass Effect: Dromedar, Anthem, Apex Legends etc. would have likely also done a lot better without Woke staff.

    Stage 1: Recognizing that Woke > Broke is good enough already, although you may gain some attention and have some marginal success with your Tumblr Indie game if you specifically target that audience.
    Stage 2: Recognizing that you don't have to ruin your FuckHueg franchise and tank its reputation with Wokeshit, because you'll make more money without it and also have broader appeal would be more important though.
     
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  9. Eli_Havelock Novice

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    "White dude blames diversity for his game tanking after shitting on his target audience for years and then didn't wipe before the interview."

    #UrGame'sDeadBro #killedAF
     
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  10. Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    I don't feel bad for him, he's most probably rich due to having had stock in Epic.
     
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  11. ultimanecat Cipher

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    Simple logic lesson for CliffyB:

    If woke, then broke does not mean if broke, then I was woke.

    I mean he was retarded and expending effort on gender neutral toilet art probably wasn’t a great idea, but Overwatch is right next to your game at the same time showing that pandering and making all your characters gay (except in China) isn’t guaranteed failure, so long as your target audience is idiots and/or people who stream for idiots. LawBreakers problem was that the market for competitive FPS with a high skill ceiling was and still is saturated (nobody actually wants a brand new shooter to relearn, they just want iterative upgrades to what they have already built skills in) and everyone else is happy with their gay meme shooters or ignoring it all entirely.
     
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    Renovating every bathroom in America to be larger and more open with stalls for everyone, and THEN making them gender neutral, would be fine with me. However it would cost trillions and will never happen. Given that, my opinion is "it is what it is."
     
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    Which do you think would be more appealing? And don't tell me some retcon in some Webcomic 2 years after release most players likely never really paid any attention to played any huge role here.

     
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  14. ultimanecat Cipher

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    What do you want me to say here? I agree LawBreakers’ characters are off-putting and ugly, but so are Outer Worlds’ and that game is a sleeper hit. Some people want their female characters to look like garbage because when you live and work with over-socialized hipster assholes in a coastal US city, all the chicks around you actually do look like garbage. The point was that Blizzard did useless pandering like say “Oh yeah the orange one is gay (except in China)” and does just fine, so the argument that useless pandering like making toilets all-gender hurt LawBreakers isn’t going to cut it.
     
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    Again, what am I supposed to say here? That since it sold better than Goose Game but worse than Control on EGS that it can’t possibly be a sleeper hit (which it clearly was)? Shit was damn near free to play on PC through MS Game Pass and had a full console release as well. What do EGS sales have to do with the characters being genderfluid Tumblr rejects?
     
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    You're saying this based on...? Do you have any secret numbers everyone else doesn't have access to? I'm not sure how I'd count $1 "Sales" along with almost ~500 other games, but it ain't even on the "Most Popular" list, despite much older games like GTA V, Witcher 3 and stuff like A Plague's Tale, ARK or Tekken 7 being on there, even World War Z and Goose Game is on there, but no "Outer Worlds": https://www.xbox.com/en-us/xbox-game-pass/games

    Metro Exodus and World War Z sold a lot more despite being on "Game Pass" btw.
     
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    Neither were on game pass at launch which is when a game sells the most.
     
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    This you sperg:
    Again, what do EGS sales have to do with stupid female character nonsense? Are you arguing that killed sales for TOW, or what?
     
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    Thank god we dodged that bullet
     
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    Cliffy in an interview said that after Epic got bought up by Tencent, they refused to give him a golden handshake for leaving. He was really butt-hurt about that.
     
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