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Heaven Can Wait

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Welp. The choice of music was… interesting?

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I got on board with the new Star Wars during a little preview JJ Abrams gave a few months ago. Partway through the video a little alien merchant shuffled by. He was carrying cages full of alien chicken puppets. So endearing.

CG characters can be amazing, but practical character effects are charming, tactile, and warm in a way CG isn’t.

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Cop cars in suburban Maine definitely have AR-15s and Shotguns mounted in the center console. The next town over just got their MRAP vehicle this week.

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“We did some research on the [internet],” Papoutsis said, “and we found out law enforcement have a lot of cool, kick ass stuff. These heavily armored BearCat-like attack trucks. They’ve got cool motorcycles. And they’ve got helicopters. They even have police planes. They have all this cool stuff depending on where you’re at in the country. So they have some pretty awesome gear. And then like SWAT guys. Come on, who doesn’t like all the stuff SWAT guys load up in? They look pretty sweet.”

I was watching this live and it made me very uncomfortable.

We’re all acclimated to the action movie loose cannon cop who shoots first and asks questions later, and as gamers, we are used to the cognitive dissonance of heroes who are also mass murderers. This feels different.

I think the difference is that Riggs, McClane, and Inspector Tequila are pariahs. Their chiefs hate them. They are reckless, and they have no respect for authority (but goddammit, they get results.) The stories acknowledge frequently that they are overstepping the boundaries of police work. We certainly root for the rulebreaking cops, but there is no pretense that they are doing their jobs well. And if John McClane were to ask the department for an armored personnel carrier, body armor, and an assault rifle, they’d laugh him out the door.

In hardline, we see police vigilantism without restraint. The chief isn’t chewing your ass out for endangering civilians and performing extrajudicial executions in the street. He’s giving you a helicopter and a rocket launcher.

It could almost work if the game took the tone of Escape From New York or the first Mad Max and acknowledged the complete lack of police oversight, but this is apparently set in our reality.

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Awesome post. Thank you for writing it.

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T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas has a third name. It is his secret name – the name given unto him by his unearthly masters. Those whose minds may decipher the runes and whose tongues may utter the eldritch syllables may command the beast himself. To hear the name is enough to drive the common man mad.

ET’AN UN’TH YOTZI. HE WHO WILL EAT THE WORLD AND IN HIS BELLY TRANSFORM IT. HE WHO WILL DELIVER UNTO THE VOID THE EGG OF REBIRTH. PRAISE YOSHI

PRAISE YOSHI

PRAISE YOSHI

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The character portrait in the UI looks like Drew Carey with his glasses off. Does the little Drew Carey head change when you take damage, or were they just like, “hey Doom had the little head on the bottom of the screen so we should too.”

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I’m reserving judgement until they demonstrate their facial hair rendering capabilities. If the Wyatts show up with neatly cropped little beards, then :(

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