This really applies to people who say video games in general don't feel the same, and it's because you're getting older. You know what else doesn't feel the same? That magical feeling leading up to Christmas, to name an example. But you don't hear people bitching on reddit that "Well this years Christmas is gonna suck because it just isn't the same anymore" like do you see how ridiculous you sound? This is what happens when you get older, things today don't have the same feeling like they used to. Get over it instead of making 20 posts crying on reddit.
"Oh but I'm making valid criticism to help the game" only like 10% of the shit posted here is actually constructive criticism to better the game. The other 90% is people feeling like we give a shit whether or not they're pre ordering or buying day one. No one cares, and this is the same stuff we go through every year with a new COD.
And I already know this is getting down voted but someone had to say it. And if you're mad at what I'm saying, it means I'm talking about you.
“343 Industries is working on a 300-player battle royale mode for Halo Infinite, according to popular YouTube streamer Dr Disrespect. During a recent YouTube stream, Dr Disrespect revealed that he's heard that the Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC game is indeed getting a battle royale mode, despite 343 Industries insisting in the past it had no interest in adding the to the sci-fi shooter. That said, apparently not only has this changed, but 343 Industries is apparently going big with a 300 player count, which would make it one of the biggest battle royale modes/games to date. “
Take this with a grain of salt.
The community director at halo has been teasing a br mode .
This has also been leaked for quite some time and could be true. This could also bring a lot of new players to halo
Been seeing a lot of discussion about the Dane County/UW Madison mask mandate, and I want to make the (researched) case as to why masks are no longer necessary in the university/county; I see a lot of people stereotyping mask mandate opponents as antivaxxers/"plague rats" and I want to clear that misconception up.
Those vaccines are highly effective, both at reducing transmission and severe illness. From the article:
Infections among unvaccinated people hits those over 65 the hardest, according to PHMDC data. In July, unvaccinated people 65 or older were 6.1 times more likely to test positive for the virus, and almost 10 times more likely to be hospitalized when compared to their 65 and older vaccinated peers.
For those under 65, the chances of testing positive were 1.9 times as likely than their vaccinated peers, and 4.6 times more likely to be hospitalized.
Which leads to Dane County having a well-managed outbreak; the Delta Variant is far more transmissible than previous variants, but despite a spike in cases, deaths remain very rare. Only 3 Dane County residents died from Covid in the entire month of August. In fall and winter, we were seeing 3 deaths per day.
As for hospitalizations, almost all of them are unvaccinated. I can't find data for Madison specifically, but this article is about how Vermont (where only 23% of people aren't vaccinated and most of those being children at very low risk) is seeing 80% of their new hospitalizations being amongst unvaccinated people. That means their ~10% unvaccinated adults are now causing *80%* of new Covid hospitalizations.
This brings me to my main point: the mask mandate is not necessary in a county with such a high vaccination rate. Right now, to the average vaccinated Dane County resident, Covid is not much (if any) more dangerous than the Flu; the risk of the disease is low enough that restrictions on vaccinated people are not needed.
Further, the mandate (as implemented) is full of holes. Letting people crowd bars/restaurants/football games/houses unmasked neutralizes most of the effectiveness of the mandate. The number of cases it prevents is not worth the inconvenience of having to wear a mask in the gym or sweltering Van Vleck lecture halls.
Now for some defense against common arguments against ending the mandate.
Young children can't be vaccinated yet, we need masks to protect them
While young children should absolutely get vaccinated as soon as vaccines are approved for them, they do not face much of a risk from Covid. From PHMDC, 0% of Dane County's 321 total Covid deaths were people under 18. Extra Covid restrictions (besides vaccine mandates) are not needed to protect children.
Dane County is a regional medical hub, and surrounding counties have considerably lower vaccination rates, therefore we need masks to ensure constant hospital capacity.
The first two claims here are true, but the conclusion does not follow. Dane County mandating masks is not going to change mask laws in other counties, and vaccinated Dane County residents are not filling up hospitals.
Hospitals are near capacity, we need masks to ensure space in them.
Hospitals are always near capacity; having a huge number of empty hospital beds is inefficient. Back in June, before the Delta surge hit, the South Central hospital region (where Dane County is) saw 82% of beds used and 80% of ICU beds used. The Delta Surge made a small increase in those figures, which are now at 89% of beds used and 91% of ICU beds used.
Cases are way higher now, we need masks to lower them.
The spike in cases is far less concerning now that most residents are vaccinated. Back in fall/winter, when many older, unvaccinated people were contracting Covid, the winter wave posed a major threat to the county. But now that nearly every 65 pluser (the people most vunerable to Covid) is vaccinated, the spike in cases poses far less of a threat.
That wraps up my post, I welcome debate/discussion in the replies, and I hope this shows there is a reasonable argument to be made against the mask mandate.
I don’t have anything against long movies. I watched the 8 hour War and Peace last year and the Lord of the Rings films are among my all-time favorites. But it seems to me that a lot of Hollywood movies these days are longer than they need to be.
As I mentioned in a comment on another post, look at animation: animation is very expensive (which is why old Disney movies like Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast are less than 90 minutes. The People who made those movies learned to be economic with their storytelling and tell a story in the most straightforward way, which also included methods like telling a story through song and visuals (that’s not to say I think all movies need song and dance numbers).
These days it seems like a lot of movies are long not because they HAVE to be, but rather just to show how much they can cram in there. A movie like Army of the Dead didn’t need to be 2 1/2 hours: it’s story was so simple it could have been done in 90 minutes, but the director had to add in lots of slo-no action sequences and story threads that went nowhere. To what end? Storytelling is the most fundamental part of moviemaking, and seems to me a lot of filmmakers are more concerned with filling their movies with action and extra scenes that aren’t necessary to the narrative. Even movies like The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood felt like they could have been trimmed down.
Does anyone else feel the same way or am I just taking crazy pills?
Look at this all the games you have purchased are registered on Play store, Maybe if Google gives up on Stadia as a product i think we wil be able to continue playing there and also i would love to see Stadia implemented on Play Store imagine a person who only plays on cell phone open the play store and see triple A consoles and pc games that can be playable. what are your thoughts about this?