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This week's Deals with Gold
I was fine with that model for Destiny 1 since the gunplay felt so good. I sunk 1000+ hours into that game so the cost of expansions, which recycled assets wherever they possibly could, didn't bother me much.

For Destiny 2, no. And I was an idiot who bought the deluxe edition for console and PC.

It looks like they're fixing a lot of their mistakes in the upcoming expansion but I'm not paying another $40 to get what this game should have been at launch.

They tossed away pretty much every bit of improvement they made in the first game, just to slowly bring it all back if you're willing to shell out $20-$40 for each update. It's pathetic. There are so many better games to play.

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Yeah, kinda, I suppose. The more I have understood about game dev,
the less magic things seem. Most things I see in games now, I'm like: "Ah, I know how they are doing that" and it does replace that magic feeling of "Wow, how the fuck are they doing that".
Having said all that though, before I knew, I would guestimate anyway (and tbh, I wasn't far off). So, if you're a curious person, chances are you will already have ideas of how things work behind the scenes (and you won't be too far off either).
I can still enjoy games though, the magic is still there, I just don't believe in it anymore.

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I think that's a strange idea. I understand that magicians don't reveal how they do their tricks in order to preserve the awesomeness & keep the wonder alive.... but this isn't a trick disguised as magic, it's a technical masterpiece that 100's (1,000's?) of people poured massive amounts of time & energy into - and I think we should be aware of that as gamers when we play it, otherwise how can we truly appreciate it?

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You’re not the only one. I’m playing on PS4 Pro and twice I’ve had my horse glitch to where it would only move sideways, and the first time was on the short mission where I was to retrieve some neighbors horse when both horses broke from his wagon. I tried to approach the horse and found that both I and the horse could only walk sideways, and then the horse only walked sideways all the way back to the man. Other frustrations: my horse appears blind and will NOT avoid obstacles, unseen drop-offs, etc. it’s apparently my job alone to watch out for low tree stumps. I wasn’t allowed to name my horse “Blade” because it failed the profanity check, (maybe the developer thinks I’m trying to spell “Be Laid”? It’s pretty friggin hard to use the English language without maybe running into potential for double entendres), so I named him “Slappy” instead and that motherfucker flung us both off an invisible cliff and died. By invisible, I only mean from the player perspective it’s pretty hard to see the hazards. Horses in other games aren’t like this. It’s not “realistic” to have a horse kill itself off a cliff. I’ve had other issues, too. I’m sorry to say that at least as far as I’ve gotten so far I feel like Assassin’s Creed: Origins is MUCH more fun. I only mention that because it’s one of the games I’ve been enjoying recently, (I play MANY games), and it’s got horses in it, along with a great many cliffs, and the horses in that game are not at all suicidal. NO, I’m not comparing RDR2 to AC:O, I’m just saying that so far my fun factor has been sadly diminished. I don’t mind any of the actings, though.

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I can understand that because it's almost the same for me. This year, I basically played one current gen game: Forsaken, a remaster of a PS1 game.
Lately, I've been playing the last Assassin's Creed which is boring and FH4 which is okay.
I bought RDR2 for my wife, I'm currently playing it to see the graphics, maybe I'll beat it, maybe not, we'll see how it goes.

I find games boring and uninteresting lately (by lately I mean almost 10 years now). There were more masterpieces in any single year between 1990 and 2001 than these past 10 years combined in my opinion.

So, I keep an eye on current games but I went back to retro gaming and I'm not even sure I'll buy the next gen.

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