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Leaning into it

In contrast to several recent expensive AAA flops – corrupted by the dour influence of blue-haired “story consultants” – an unabashed shoot-em-up leaning into the Starship Troopers theme has been the surprise hit of the year so far. Helldivers II.

Seriously, watch the trailer. It’s funny as hell, in a fascistic sort of way. Is there a word when someone is tongue-in-cheek, but really sort of means it, too?

The motto of the studio is “a game for everyone is a game for no-one”. Sadly, it’s probably not a game for me.

It’s a co-op you play online with up to three friends, and all my friends are frail, elderly Englishwomen. I don’t think I can get them on board. So anons it would be, then.

Also, it’s hard. I avoid any game that requires good reflexes and not completely losing your mind under pressure, especially online where I’m likely to play on a team of anonymous 14-year-old boys. I got a lot of poop kicked out of me before I learned that lesson.

“Managed Democracy” – still chuckling.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: April 3, 2024, 7:48 pm

“Take Back Control of Freedom !!!!!!!!!

Gotta love it…

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: April 3, 2024, 7:49 pm

Yeah, I don’t play games that much but when I do, I definitely don’t do multiplayer against a bunch kids amped up on energy drinks…I never last longer than 10 seconds. Just single player for me.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 4, 2024, 12:52 am

I’ll check with Son of Angry Man, he’s spent the last half month fighting with his machine specifically so he can play Helldivers.

Maybe he can recommend some companions.

Comment from Ben
Time: April 4, 2024, 1:27 am

Also check out the soundtrack to Far Cry 5 for more ridiculing of our idiot overlords.

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