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 No.10344

Lately I’ve seen a huge influx of good games that try to update the outdated capitalist realist Cyberpunk genre to the current political and economic landscape. Stuff like Disco Elysium is getting more and more recognition they rightfully deserve for depicting the hopeless and bleak death of modern revolution. However they’re still have some semblance of hope like with Ghostrunner having the corporation being destroyed by a revolution in contrast to the sad oppression of the system.

Another great but obscure example is whatever the fuck Cruelty Squad is. It’s fully embraced the boring drug fueled dystopia aesthetic while delivering basically Deus Ex but without the stealth. Compared to the faux shell of a Cyberpunk game 2077 was (full of cyber but nothing about the societal implications of such technologies other than some edgy infantile “message” about “soul”), this game have everything and everyone be miserable using the cyber-enhancements. Space colonization and AI being pipe dreams. Corporations are not knowingly malicious but only apart of the rot of capitalism.
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 No.10375

>>10344
I just beat the final secret level and was going to start a thread on it.
One of the best games I've played in a while. I know it looks like a meme streamer bait game because of its art design, but that couldn't be further from the truth; it's actually a really well designed immersive sim game best described as Deus Ex meets Hitman with boomer shooter elements. On top of all that it's also one of the very few biopunk games in existence.
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 No.10376

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>>10375
It’s actually amazing how despite the sweet bro and hella jeff tier art it’s really is well designed. The guns are the most fun I’ve seen in years. Where else can you use your intestines as grappling hooks?
The fact that there’s so few biopunk games is a crime. Most are just using the aesthetics to either be gross or look weird but to question about the system. The only other game with the same themes is Vangers where it’s just NEO feudalism but with alien bug hybrids.
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 No.10537

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 No.10876

Speaking of late stage capitalism. The faggot that made the pen and paper Cyberpunk 2020 have gone full denial after CDPR fuckup and exclusively post on the fanboy subreddits sucking him off. It’s a perfect example of commoditization of rebellion.
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 No.10959

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>>10957
His IP got 13 million copies sold. Of course he’s happy, funnier is that the dude automatically block any comments talking about how those 13 million copies are from scamming people with fake advertising.
>>10344
The devs definitely had the Forgotten Weapons playlist on when making this game.
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 No.11101

>>10959
>no FAL
Smh
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 No.11105

Love this game. Deus Ex if it had been made today.
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 No.11106

>>10344
hello
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 No.11116

Unironically most people don't "get" "it" and only like it for the memes in the same way Death Grips became popular a decade ago.
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 No.11117

>>11116
>in the same way Death Grips became popular a decade ago.
…im not old…
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 No.11119

>>11116
I think it’s more about the fact that people get it but refuse to say what it is aloud. The game has huge anti-capitalist sentiments and mock late stage capitalism. It portrays corporation as arch demons but not evil in the moral sense but subsumed by the system into demonhood. You have to be incredibly ignorant or is to right wing to see the clear subtext. Mall Madness have you murder a politician for even suggesting the idea of corporate tax. Androgen Assaults makes fun of the private police force meme ancaps keep peddling. Or Bog Business have you kill a bunch of activists fighting fracking in their commune. How can you not see that except for willfully ignoring them because of their implications.

The same can be said for disco elysium, it’s openly communist doomerism yet no one dares talk about the theme because they fear the gaymers will cancel them by their age old argument: “games are apolitical hm kay?” It’s a kind of silent censorship.
>>11105
The game is debatably even more radical than Deus Ex in some respects. Deus Ex was first a mashups of every conspiracy theory in the 90s which back then was way more leftist than today so some of its messages are radical. This game is purposefully doing this with the only irony being the eye-gougingly bad aesthetic.
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 No.11136

>>10344

Cruelty Squad looks like an amazing game worthy of every bit of acclaim it has gotten that I will never play because I'll get a dissasociative episode while playing it
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 No.11137

>>11119
It seems kind of weird for left wing shit to be so taboo in games. I can barely talk about it on /v/ without some fag yelling to me about how leftism is cringe or whatever.
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 No.11138

>>11137
/v/ is such a shithole. I still can’t believe those dumbasses got gaslighted by /pol/ into hating Disco Elysium because it’s communist themes. Before the raid there’s multiple threads praising the game.
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 No.11141

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>>11137
>It seems kind of weird for left wing shit to be so taboo in games.

Anon it isn't reall-

>I can barely talk about it on /v/ without some fag yelling to me about how leftism is cringe
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 No.11145

>>11138
>>11141
/v/tards are now all just playing FF14 because everyone else does. Did it lose it's contrarianism?
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 No.11158

>>11138
I can't believe it took the devs thanking Marx during that award show for some retards on /v/ to realize the devs were left wing.
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 No.11159

>>11158
Marx is one of the very few things that the average cuckchan user knows about leftism.
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 No.11161

Talking about anti-capitalist games. Is Earthbound one of the first game series to do it?
>>11145
It’s basically pop contrarianism. They think they’re against the grain for being anti-communist and far right but in reality they’re just doing whatever /pol/ does.
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 No.11163

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 No.11164

>>11161
>Is Earthbound one of the first game series to do it?
Speaking of which
>>343
>>>/hobby/17101
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 No.11174

>>11163
>power misery
lmao
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 No.11181

>>11174
Spoilers, fragment from the end
>Serene scent of a coastal town, warmth of the sun. Bitter tears. Lust for power. This is where you abandoned your dreams. You are a high net worth individual, an expanding vortex of pathetic trauma.
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 No.11184

>>11119
Isn't the dev friends with Nick Fuentes?
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 No.11189

What's really funny about this game is how you're a Chad, you're a big dicked kill 'em all expert. This game is the power fantasy simulator and you are the focus. You're the #1 shooter. You're every guy in a shooter ever. A real object of power fantasy. You're a special forces badass taking up mercenary work. Cue game start.
You're in the shower after an indeterminate amount of time, and stood staring at the wall as your ringtone goes off. It's an annoying ringtone. You stare at the wall a little longer not wanting to face the real world, then you go pick up your phone, while watching the carnage outside between "normal" people.
The call is presumably one of your few old friends, jokingly (but seriously) calling you a fucked up psycho who needs this handout from an equally fucked up hamplanet known as Handler and telling you that, yeah, you're the big boss player, but you're at the end of the line. You're both fuck ups, but this is your last chance, and welcome to the gig economy.
Empty Fuck is every FPS hero, but with a few years added on. He's fucking done. He can kill everyone, but he's already dead inside. He snapped before the plot even began, thus his discharge. I wouldn't even be surprised if after the end of Apartment Atrocity that CS just decided to fuck off trying to kill him for being a liability and sent him on more missions hoping he blew up in public instead, after offering him a pathetic excuse like fucking up the targets social security numbers for sending a hit squad after him. Eventually he blew up, killing off the global elites, gods and CS itself. He's Mr Power Fantasy, but is a totally insane spree killer equipped with all sorts of inhuman modifications. He is alone, empty, braindead, and sometime's faceless and lobotmized. The guy is fucked. Even Handler knows it.
If anyone played Brigador then he makes an appearance as MT Foxtrot and his lore text bemoans him as a man that is totally dead inside and will snap killing everyone within distance and that he should be sent somewhere else for everyone's safety, which actually happens in the story.
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 No.11190

>>11184
Yeah, it’s intentionally shitting on the grimacing hero trope that was so prominent in since the late 90s onward. The new Doom also attempts this but with much less overt in which the corporation is the literal devil cult and the Slyer is straight up a madman that can’t even talk anymore due to the PTSD.
>>11184
Really? Sauce?
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 No.11191

>>11190
I have heard about it on the 4chan.
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 No.11192

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>>11184
>a Finnish artist who decided to make a game with no previous experience to manifest Truth and Beauty, and who dril-tweets like a madman
>a friend of some random latino-Burgerstan white nationalist
Unlikely.
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 No.11193

>>11191
And what is their proof?
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 No.11194

>>11193
They say they used to be twitter mutuals or something.
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 No.11207

>>11194
Are you sure they didn't mean Nick Land? A lot of leftists who make this kind of stuff (posthumanism or whatever you wanna call it) are mutuals with him on Twitter
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 No.11211

>>11191
Probably it’s made up then. The guy who made this is probably too capitalist realist for fags like Fuentes to handle.
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 No.11241

anyone else getting spooked as shit playing this? the audio is absolutely terrifying
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 No.11263

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This is the mission where you have to kill "NOT-Bernie Sanders" because of his 1% corporate tax proposal.
It's astounding that /v/ believes this is a "redpilled" (the game shits on that very concept, see my next post) rightoid game.
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 No.11265

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>>11263
This game's dialogues are top tier, I have had some genuine laughs.
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 No.11268

>>11263
>/v/ believes this is a "redpilled" rightoid game.
Wait seriously? How can they be so stupid. Most of the missions are completely against consoomerism especially the chunkopops guy from Paradise. I also love that one of them is just /ourguy/ Terry Davis.
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 No.11269

>>11268
superficially you could say that it's within the mask of rightiod r/consoom type stuff but with even a little bit of critical thinking you can not possibly come away thinking that it's anything more than anti-capitalist instead of just anti"bad" or "Degenerate" capitalism.
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 No.11282

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lel, /v/'s Friendship ended with Cruelty squad. They are now calling it a tr*nny game. Funny how it's following the same route as Disco Elysium.
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 No.11283

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Is this from the same guy who made crypt worlds?
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 No.11284

>>11282
>We want good games regardless of politics!!!
<Devs make amazing games with leftist themes
>NO YOU CAN’T MAKE THAT! EVERY BOOMER SHOOTER MUST BE INTENTIONALLY RETARDED!!!
I love how comically brainworm-infested /v/ is. More evidence to apoliticalism being the status quo of Reagan era liberalism. It’s only “apolitical” when it cater to the status quo.
>bad AI
As if most AAA games have better AI than just modified Quake enemies lel.
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 No.11285

>>11282
lmao fuck /v/, they were the first board to pull the hating-on-everything-to-fit-in-as-a-replacement-for-a-personality that eventually expanded to all of 4chan. If only "/v/ doesn't play video games" had only remained a joke…
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 No.11286

>>11265
conner o'malley type monologue
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 No.11287

>>11269
If /pol/tards could tell the difference between those then they wouldn't be /pol/tards.
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 No.11288

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 No.11292

>>11285
They’re not even hating on everything. The fags over there only hate shit that /pol/ tell them to hate. They have no agency of their own anymore.
>>10959
Why aren’t flechette guns more popular irl? It’s basically miniature APFSDS with a high rate of fire.
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 No.11293

You vastly overestimate /pol/'s influence. It's the fact that youtube ecelebs such as Dunkey hade a video on the game that caused /v/ to shit on it now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGlDnY7GQPU
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 No.11297

>>11293
Isn’t dunkie that retard that talks like a black person? Never understand why he’s so popular in the first place.
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 No.11298

>>11293
Why has /v/ always been so susceptible to e-celeb bullshit, god damn
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 No.11303

>>11293
/pol/'s influence on 4chan itself is massive (though recently I've seen more people pushback against their retardation), but beyond it not so much barring memes
>>11297
He makes "reviews" people find funny. I personally can't stand him because he's one of those types who love to mix humor in with criticism and if people don't like something he said he'll just pull "I was just joking!" shit. Particularly bad with the Octopath review when he got called out on not understanding basic mechanics and outright making shit up.
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 No.11304

>>11297
He doesn't talk like a black person, it's just his voice. His early videos are still pretty funny. "Here, eat my barn for luck"

https://youtu.be/fZR0SNAthIU
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 No.11313

>>11283
>crypt worlds
based
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 No.11324

>>11283
Probably not because Crypt World devs are crowdfunding the sequel. Very similarly insane aesthetics though.
>>11303
>who love to mix humor in with criticism and if people don't like something he said he'll just pull "I was just joking!" shit
Now I realize what’s really put me off from this guy. Coincidentally the same thing that put me off from NostalgiaCritic who always cowardly hide their bad criticism and elitist attitude behind thin veil of “jokes”. At least people like Seeth gets serious when they talk about a game’s flaws and even have the guts to admit being wrong.
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 No.11326

Dunkey is bad because he's a whiny nintendy mario me wanty whiny ass soi boi.
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 No.11327

>>11293
>>11297
dunkie has stinky opinions so i can see why but any chan hates anything what reddit likes
I've seen /co/ going from hating rick and Mort to liking rick and Mort when Reddit started disliking it then hating it when reddit was liking the show again
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 No.11328

>>11304
Ocean?
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 No.11332

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debased and bataillesuppositoried
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 No.11357

donkey's videos are funny and enjoyable
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 No.11369


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