Outer worlds difficulity
For me the game was rather easy.
They did introduce "supernova" difficulty that:
1. Allows you to save on your home-base (ship) only;
2. Forces character to sleep, eat, and drink regularly (you can sleep only in the base);
3. Makes most of statuses permanent until sleep (so you need to go back);
4. Makes companion deaths permanent;
Exploring long bases/dungeons is fun and exciting that way.
I never liked "iron-man" modes in games, but this is great.
Outer Worlds setting spoilers
Corporate slogans and generic bullshit is one layer of anti-corporate/capitalistic message of the game.
There is other layer, where in many cases you visit desolate facilities overrun by monsters/rogue robots, and find an e-mail in some computer that says: "Who did order moving >this big monster< to our central holding facility, it is not structurally sound enough to provide safety".
Outer Worlds minor spoilers
I love corporate slogans:
"It's not a *best* choice it's spacer's choice!" or "Most cost-effective solution to any threat".
Also puns in item descriptions are great description on sniper rifle: "Motto of this rifle was supposed to be: >>Sniper's choice<<, but after long court battle with a company that could not be named the idea was dropped".
Corporate bullshit at it's finest.
I bought "Outer Worlds" a first person rpg-ish game set in far future in ruthlessly capitalistic setting (think of company towns).
Reminds me of (System|Bio)Shock games. It also has some political message which is good.
Literally first NPC you meet uses corporate slogan when talking to you.
I loved it! And if you are into games with includes a lot of shooting (including humans) I recommend it.
Young blood transfusions; Medium link (sorry)
> Ambrosia, the Young Blood Transfusion Startup, Is Quietly Back in Business
> it paused operations after an FDA notice, but customer demand remained high
Fallout 76 paid subscribers have formed a peasant-trashing aristocracy - http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/RockPaperShotgun/~3/PpbVQR7nMRk/ #BethesdaGameStudios #BethesdaSoftworks #PCGameNews
Stranger in Olondria Polish politics
I appreciate part about rising theocracy that influences legislation. Also the fact that this theocracy started from a prophet that came from a desert.
Strong political parallels to current Poland.
A latino owned, queer-friendly, majority-femme software company that builds education software for Montessori schools is hiring a full-time engineer, either on-site in Seattle or remote. ~2ish years experience either in Rails or React preferred.
They're very synchronous and face-to-face pairing/discussion oriented but work well with introverts such as myself.
Boosts appreciated. HMU if you want an intro or go tohttps://www.transparentclassroom.com/developers
UKpol, UK media, transphobia
In the forthcoming general election, LGBT rights, especially trans rights, will be exploited by Tories as a wedge issue to use to split the left. Trans people will be a political football to a greater extent than ever before.
It's gonna be a very rough time for trans people.
The UK media's going to be even more toxic towards us than ever before, driving up public harassment and assaults on trans people past the 200% they've already reached in the last couple of years.
One man developement team from Poland. Mostly I do python stuff.
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