Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Assault Rifles Nerfed Based on Player Request
#Accuracy #adjustments #announcement #Assault_Rifles #Call_of_Duty_Modern_Warfare_3 #diversity #Enjoyment #first_person_shooter #FPS #game_developers #Gameplay_Dynamics #gaming_experience #Infinity_Ward #nerf #overpowered #Patch_Notes #patches #Performance #player_community #Player_Complaints #Player_Request #PlayStyles #rebalance #recoil #Sledgehammer_Games #stats #Tactics #updates #Weap...
'The 48 Laws of Power' by Robert Greene
#Anecdotes, #BannedBooks, #Business, #Cunning, #DarkPsychology, #Deception, #Diplomacy, #Ethics, #Etiquette, #Greed, #Growth, #History, #Insight, #Leadership, #Management, #Manipulation, #Morality, #Non-fiction, #PersonalDevelopment, #Philosophy, #Politics, #Power, #PowerGames, #Psychology, #RobertGreene, #Self-help, #Sociology, #Strategy, #Tactics, #The48LawsOfPower
#MeisterKonfus sagt, #Verschwendung lässt sich steigern, in dem man alle drei Ebenen (#Strategie / #Taktik / #operativeEbene) stets isoliert betrachtet und die gegenseitigen Zusammenhängen ignoriert, Rückkopplungenschleifen unterbindet.
October 13, 2023 - Day 285 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 305
Game: I Am Not A Monster: First Contact
Release Date: Sep 27, 2018
Installation Date: May 14, 2019
Unplayed: 1613d (4y4m29d)
I Am Not A Monster: First Contact is billed as a "retro sci-fi tactical turn-based strategy" game.
By retro sci-fi, they mean early-mid 20th century pulp sci-fi.
If you like that kind of sci-fi, this might be right up your alley. Unfortunately, it's not really my cup of tea, and I couldn't really get past that to lock into the game.
Graphically, it's a weird combination of pulp sci-fi stationary graphics for menus, full-screen pixel-art animated transitions, and high-res gameplay, and it feels kind of jarring switching between them. It just feels a little incoherent.
There was almost something there with the gameplay, but when the game was making me feel like I wished I was playing a completely different tactics strategy game, that pretty much sealed the deal.
I Am Not A Monster: First Contact is just:
October 10, 2023 - Day 282 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 302
Game: We Are The Dwarves
Release Date: Feb 26, 2016
Installation Date: Sep 11, 2020
Unplayed: 1124d (3y29d)
We Are The Dwarves is, apparently, a real-time tactics strategy game, about space-faring dwarves.
The game provides an intro, which is... confusing. It seems that this particular universe is made of stone instead of dark matter.
Our trio of stonefaring dwarves get into an accident, and then you have to... I don't know, and I don't really care to be honest.
Firstly, this is another game that uses a version of Unreal Engine 4 that uses a known buggy implementation of OpenSSL; the bug is only triggered on >10th Gen Intel CPUs. There's a workaround for it, but without the workaround, it will crash right after starting. It's the third game I've encountered with this bug since upgrading my PC, but it's a bad start to a game experience.
The game gives you a Steam achievement called "We all hate tutorials", and I don't, particularly when your odd game is so frustrating to try and play. I'm not even going to get into the voice acting.
I finally worked out where I was going wrong after wandering around a level over and over for ten minutes, but that pretty much meant that I'm just not interested in fighting with the game further.
We Are The Dwarves is a:
A few missions in and The Lamplighters League is everything I was hoping for in a new tactical RPG. Reminds me a lot of Mutant Year Zero, with some excellent voice acting that helps sell the pulpy setting and makes it a bit more immersive than XCOM.
Wired: In the War Against Russia, Some Ukrainians Carry AK-47s. Andrey Liscovich Carries a Shopping List https://www.wired.com/story/ukraine-russia-war-military-retail/ #Tech #wired #TechNews #IT #Technology via @morganeogerbc #Business/NationalAffairs #StrategyandLogistics #GameofDrones #Backchannel #longreads #Business #Ukraine #Tactics #Russia #drones #war
With a tenth of the population and workforce, they think they are owed half the country’s CPP. This should be a last straw insult. Canada should have its own referendum on kicking Alberta out, land-lock them, stop subsidies and payments, impose its own charges for anything flowing out, sue for all damages from excessive emissions and say good riddance.
September 29, 2023 - Day 272 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 292
Game: Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf
Release Date: Sep 22, 2017
Installation Date: Sep 29, 2023
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a deck-building turn-based tactics strategy game set in the 40K universe.
It showed up in a Humble Bundle offer, with all but one DLC included, at the lowest tier - AUD$1.56.
The catch is that the game is being delisted from Steam on October 12th.
For $1.56? Yeah, why not.
There are only 2 DLC missing; one is free, and I got the other for $1.02 with Steam's "Complete your bundle" option, so for a grand total of $2.58 I got an OK-ish turn-based tactics game.
Having played it, I actually feel like I got a bargain (I'll add a link to the Humble Bundle page below.)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is:
Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching
…the most controversial environmental book ever published…
How best defend our wilderness home? Well, that is a matter of strategy, tactics and technique, which is what this little book is about. Dave Foreman explains the principles of ecological defense in the complete, compact and conclusive pages of his short introduction. I can think of nothing I could add nor of anything I would subtract; he says exactly what needs to be said, no more and no less.
#EcoDefense #Tactics #Strategy #FieldManual #monkeywrench #sabotage #SaveEarth
No campaign using ‘Trumpian tactics’ in voice debate: Sarah Hanson-Young
She told the ABC:
“The Coalition of Peter Dutton and Pauline Hanson, using fear, using lies, misinformation to win the no vote, to try and do everything they can to distract from the importance of the voice … let’s just be clear about what the voice does: it is giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders recognition in our constitution and a say over the issues that impact their lives.
That’s why they have to lie about this. That’s why they have to fear monger because it’s basic and makes sense to most people.
It’s taking the turn of the Trumpian campaigning and you saw what happened there. Their division, the fear mongering, the conspiracy theories. #Trump #tactics and nasty Coalitions.
#Study #police and #military #manuals. #Read #technical manuals (TM’s) as well as #field manuals (FM’s), as the former will reveal #equipment capabilities and vulnerabilities while the latter outlines general #tactics and #procedures you will have to counter. Many, if not most of these, are cleared for general distribution and available on countless #websites.
Here’s an #example of New York’s police manuals (links in article): https://theintercept.com/2021/04/07/nypd-strategic-response-unit-george-floyd-protests/
International firms hire US and NATO ex-military to teach advanced #skills and #tactics to the Chinese military.
Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., who heads the Air Force and is President Biden’s nominee to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that foreign companies doing business with the #Chinese #government are “targeting and recruiting U.S. and NATO-trained military talent across specialties and career fields.” “By essentially training the trainer, many of those who accept contracts with these foreign companies are eroding our #national #security, putting the very safety of their fellow servicemembers and the country at risk,” Brown wrote, appealing to the recipients’ sense of responsibility, even after leaving the armed forces, to protect “our national defense information.”
I just learned that #MimimiGames will be shutting down. Sad news! 😿 To me they were the most relevant #German #GameDev studio these days. They single-handedly revived and perfected the real time #stealth #tactics genre, which I believed long dead at that point. I so, so much hope some other studio(s) will pick up where they left – with #ShadowGambit they definitely went out with a bang!
#black #metal #blackmetal #metal
#eating #humans #babies #etc
#music #lessons #guitar #keys #beats #vocal #drums #etc
#animal #cruelty #animalcruelity
#drugs #lsd #shrooms #etc
Like a pop-up book, Tiny Epic Tactics rises from its small beginnings to present a three-dimensional battleground. Join Bob for a look at this title from Gamelyn Games.
It focuses on defensive #tactics, one of my many very clear weaknesses.
In the highly competitive world of fantasy football, success is often contingent upon employing effective tactics and strategies.
July 29, 2023 - Day 210 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 229
Release Date: Jul 8, 2020
Library Date: Apr 30, 2023
Unplayed: 90d (2m29d)
What's black and white and red all over? Tankies on social media. Also, Othercide.
Othercide is a roguelike tactics strategy game with an extremely limited palette. The entire game is in black and white, with shades of red.
The game initially starts out in a instructional level set in a gothic-almost-Victorian-London-by-way-of-Lovecraft 1897 where you play as "Mother", the "protector of the veil" -a warrior with Barbie feet (more on that later)- in a tactics battle with a number of supernatural monsters.
Towards the end of the battle, Mother sacrifices herself, for reasons that are not entirely clear, other than to set up the rest of the game, but she appears to be trying to stop some greater supernatural evil, called "the other" and represented by "the child"; as the child is obviously not Grogu, I have the assumption that it may, in fact, be her child? In any case, kiddo is a bad seed, and he wants to destroy... everything. Destroying the city in the first battle wasn't quite enough.
Then Mother is... kind of... resurrected. Not exactly alive, but... alive-ish? She reforms among innumerable dead bodies piled everywhere, like a naked red Barbie with just as much physical definition, but alarmingly lifelike bare buttocks, and inexplicably, "Barbie" feet that are positioned as if our shoeless Mother is wearing high heels. It's definitely a choice.
From here, you find out that through Mother's sacrifice, you are now in some kind on aethereal interstitial plane where you can spawn "daughters", in one of three roles - ranged, melee, or tank.
The thing is, in the original version of the game, there was only "Nightmare" mode. There is no healing class, because there is no healing... except for sacrificing another daughter after the battle. The game has since introduced a second mode called "Dream", where as each day passes, each daughter regains 50% of her HP back.
Maybe I won't have to sacrifice any daughters. Based on what the game told me, though, that's unlikely. It tells you upfront that dying is part of the game, and you should expect to die. A lot.
Red-Barbie-Mother aside, it's quite an interesting game. It doesn't grab me quite as much as some of the other tactics-style games I've played this year, but I can definitely see myself spending some more time with the game when I'm in the mood for something dark and angry.
Othercide is pretty:
A quotation from Dante Alighieri:
Still wore my mother’s gift of flesh and bone,
My deeds were not the lion’s. I was sly,
A fox. All wiles and ways to slink alone
Unseen. I knew, and practiced hidden arts
So everywhere on Earth they were renowned.
Full quote, sourcing, notes:
Fidel Castro on Armed Struggle
Today, 70 years ago, the first bullet of the Cuban Revolution was fired in the assault on the Moncada Barracks led by Fidel Castro against the US-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship.
Following yesterday's intro, here is Part 1 of the Special Edition on “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗮𝗿".
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/milstrategy/status/1681310527145013251
Thinking again about the problem of „3 second user-onboarding“ into a game-session. Or how to engage in a very short time.
My thought went to one-to-one session games. Or event team games, where the first move (or game-desicion) sets the tone for the complete game-session. Like deploy a tactic, that follows a strategy. Or by surprise or confuse the opponent.
“We’re in a propaganda war, but only one side is on the battlefield”
As heat records break, the climate movement has the right answers – but the words are all wrong
The fossil fuel industry has spent billions on winning over the public. Green activists must learn from its tactics, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland.
Люблю такое когда заранее распланируешь тактику, а потом даже если остался один, она отрабатывает на все 100% и приводит к победе.
Для тех, кто не в теме R6: Siege, штучки, которые вешаются на стену и активируются и выключаются телефончиком - ловушки, которые дезориентируют противника. Их нельзя включать все и если они включены, то их легко уничтожить. Поэтому и нужно так постоянно их туда-сюда переключаться чтобы в момент их включения внимание противника было направлено в другое место.
За качество сорян, рендерил для Telegram.
@KirkbyRedScouser I mean, signings are great (ours have been awesome) but until we see how #Klopp actually has them lining up in 2.5 weeks in the depths of the #Schwartzwald against #KarlsruheFC all of the #tactics and #analysis is just #StatsWanking. #LFC #YNWA
PS - did I mention how good our transfers have been?
If you are concerned about how you can support and pretext at-risk members of the queer community, at Pride or throughout the year, this is a terrific resource for community organized at whatever size, and includes keeping yourself safe.
Well worth a read, and please pass it on.
"Two separate #attempts by #fascists to hold street #demonstrations at opposite ends of Great #Britain have been smashed by #antifascists in recent weeks. On the 17th of June the so-called ‘Highland Division’ were run out of #Elgin near #Inverness, and on the 24th Turning Point #UK and hangers-on were thwarted in Honor Oak, south #London. Each of these actions – both resounding #humiliations for the far right – show how mixing bold, #militant #tactics with larger #community mobilisation can drive the fascists out of #town." :antifa_100:
I don't know why, but something has triggered in my brain this year that has wanted me to get more into tactics and strategy games for the first time in my life.
I started Dawn of War II yesterday. WHAT A VIDEO GAME! Can anyone give me some recommendations of good stratgegy / rpg / rts games that are more focused on small squads like DoW2?
#gaming #strategy #tactics
May 16, 2023 - Day 136 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 152
Game: Bad North: Jotunn Edition
Release Date: Nov 17, 2018
Library Date: Dec 25, 2022
Unplayed: 145d (4m24d)
Steam went down while I was writing this, which was a little disconcerting.
Bad North: Jotunn Edition is the "definitive edition" of Bad North, which I'd never played. It's a real-time cozy tactics strategy roguelite.
I threw "cozy" in there, because of all the games this reminds me, it's actually Townscaper that it comes closest to in terms of atmosphere.
It's somewhat minimalistic in design, but that gives it a unique character. You defend a series of islands against Viking invaders, so it's like the anti-Assassins Creed Valhalla.
I wish I had more to say about it, but I've come down with some kind of not-COVID (according to two tests so far), and couldn't stay awake last night to post the update.
I then went to bed and couldn't sleep, so it's a lose/lose.
I really must look up the difference between roguelike and roguelite, because all of these subcategories are doing my head in.
Bad North: Jotunn Edition is:
May 7, 2023 - Day 127 - RePlay Review
Game: Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus
Release Date: Nov 16, 2018
Library Date: Sep 7, 2019
I tried Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus at some stage last year, and I hated it; so much so, that it did what I do with any of the games that I "nope" out of: leave them running until I've got all the card drops, sell the cards on the marketplace, then uninstall it, and hide it from my library.
I reinstalled it today to see if maybe it made sense to me now, and it absolutely does.
While it's not as pretty as Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, it does make sense to me now, but it's just not quite as engaging as CGD.
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is:
May 4, 2023 - Day 124 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 139
Game: Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters
Release Date: May 5, 2022
Library Date: May 4, 2023
Unplayed: 0d (0d)
Given the date, I see now I missed a solid opportunity to theme my NewPlay, but what can you do?
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters (CGD, OK?) is the first cab off the rank for this month's Humble Choice, and is the latest... (checks notes)... *turn-based* 40K *PC* game.
I honestly thought it was the latest 40K game, but I checked, and there have been FOUR 40K games released since this, with two new ones later this year.
Embarrassingly, I've tried multiple 40K games, & failed to connect in any genre. I went into last night's stream, not sure which which genre CGD was, and it's a turn-based tactics game.
CGD is both visually & aurally gorgeous, and was I not pretty much trashed, I could have gone on playing for another hour or two.
However, it feels very lore-dense, with some assumed knowledge, which might be off-putting if someone was buying it cold, without any 40K knowledge.
A few weeks ago it dropped to a historical low, and I was tempted, but decided against it, which meant that for once, Humble Choice paid for itself.
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is a really long name, but it's:
Here is my 5x5 grid of favourite anime shows.
If you also want to make one, here is the website I used.
#naruto #narutoshippuden #dragonball #dragonballz #dragonballgt #yugioh #yugiohduelmonsters #monster #deathnote #basilisk #detectiveconan #X #fractionsoftheearth #geisters #tactics #doraemon #digimon #digimon02 #digimontamers #digimonfrontier #wildstriker #captaintsubasa #tekkamanblade #shinzo #btx #gaogaigar #anime #tvb
Time to make an early announcement:
My next game is called ARC SEED and is a turn-based tactics roguelite with Mechs!
#gamedev #pixelart #tactics
High drama, ugly deeds, politics and moments of kindness swirl amid the waters of a re-emerging Tulare Lake
The drama was high on the Tulare Lake bed Saturday as #flood #waters pushed some landowners to resort to #heavy #handed and, in one instance,# illegal #tactics, to try and keep their #farm ground #dry — even at the expense of other farmers and some small communities.
Someone illegally cut the banks of Deer Creek in the middle of the night causing water to rush toward the tiny town of Allensworth.
The levee protecting Corcoran had its own protection as an armed guard patrolled the structure to keep it safe.
At the south end of the old lake bed, the J.G. Boswell Company had workers drag a piece of heavy equipment onto the banks of its Homeland Canal to prevent any cuts that would drain Poso Creek water onto Boswell land.
And a tense political battle ended Saturday afternoon with the Kings County Board of Supervisors voting to cut a levee on Boswell’s land to relieve building pressure from the Tule River. A call to a Boswell representative on Saturday wasn’t returned in time for this story.
And this is only the beginning.
That’s when the state’s historic #snowpack will run off the mountains and barrel into the valley like a freight train
It is so dreadfully important for serious journalism/media to start covering GOP actions as part of a coherent whole and not just a series of isolated "huh" or "WTF" moments, unmotivated outrages, or uncoordinated extremes.
There is a coherent movement afoot, and we need to start covering it like it's a war, with tactical advances, strategic positions, threatened territory, etc. Yes, there's a worry about guns, too, and maybe some are waiting for that before calling it a war, but that misjudges what's going on.
Only by recognizing these things and tallying them persistently as part of an intentionally-larger movement can we understand the magnitude and/or motivation of some events in the right context. Seen as individuals these things may make no sense. It's WAY past the point where we can pretend they are all just coincidences.
This article is a solid analysis piece that puts recent events into an easier-to-understand whole. It's an example of the kind of journalism I've been crying out for.
@runeranch @deanjimmy If you know Final Fantasy Tactics at all, it was written and directed by the same individual. Considered a spiritual successor to that game. Reborn is a re-re-release, and it's clean and excellent. Can be challenging and has HUNDREDS of hours of content. Probably my favorite #tactics style game.
Space War strategy and tactics
Jan 4, 2023 - Day 4 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 6
Game: Marvel's Midnight Suns
Platform: Steam PC
Release Date: Dec 2, 2022
Library Date: Jan 3, 2022
Unplayed: 0 days (see below)
I use gg.deals to keep track of all the games I want, for when they go on special at historical lows. Yesterday I woke up to an alert for Midnight Suns. It's currently 41% off on Green Man Gaming, and 33% off on Steam.
Yesterday afternoon, I decided to jump on it, and loaded it into my cart, and at the last minute, I balked. Literally sitting there with my finger over the mouse and the mouse pointer on the purchase button.
FOMO vs NOMO. Somehow FOMO won. I didn't click the button. I'm certain. Almost certain. In any case, I found myself staring at the "Purchases" screen.
[shrug] Now I own Midnight Suns. Started downloading it immediately, and got stuck in.
The reason this says "Unplayed: 0 days." is that I started playing just before 10pm, and finally realised I had to log out and get some sleep after midnight, or I'd be playing until ridiculous o'clock.
I'm not sure quite how to describe it. A tactics-RPG-roguelike? With an undercurrent of snarky MCU-style humour.
Anyway, I love it. I'll love it more when they patch some optimisations in for the occasional stuttering, but Marvel's Midnight Suns still gets my first "Excellent" for 2023.
Recently added to #TheVideoGameLibrary - the official Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Art Works. ❤️
Over 200 pages of full-color illustrations, concept art, and commentary from the artists!
#Gaming #TacticsOgre #SquareEnix #Squaresoft #Gaming #VideoGames #VideoGame #RPG #JRPG #Book #Books #Bookstodon @bookstodon #ArtBook #PlayStation #PSP #Tactics #OgreBattle #TacticsOgreReborn #TacticsOgreLetUsClingTogether #タクティクスオウガ 運命の輪 #NintendoSwitch #PS4 #PS5 #PlayStation4
Sowing doubt: How big ag is delaying #SustainableFarming in Europe - New analysis sheds light on key industry #lobbying #tactics at a decisive moment for the future of #agriculture https://www.desmog.com/2022/12/21/sowing-doubt-how-big-ag-is-delaying-sustainable-farming-in-europe/
#introductions and icebreaking. Having flown from #twitter (same handle there) here goes. I am a #sailor and #sailmaker by trade, a #worldsailing category 1 pro. I race #Etchells and #J24 one design sloops and other #boats that want my skills at #helm #trim or #tactics. I’m a proud #trans woman who started #transition 24+ years ago, had #GRS in 2002, and mostly kept mum on that until 2018. Expect hoots on #sailboat racing, #trans stuff, #shitposts and some #youtube shows I do.
A new paper is out now. In it I argue that the organizational #micropolitics directed at office spaces and their aesthetics subvert the popular dichotomy between managerial #strategy and subversive #tactics. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-96969-1_5 #OrganizationStudies #DiscourseStudies #Sociology @sociology