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2017-11-22 06:06:55 AM  
Bill and Hillary?
 
2017-11-22 07:22:14 AM  
No, but it does reveal that EA is, in fact, still EA.

The only reason that place isn't circling the drain is because they've got a monopoly on several sports franchises.  Without that filthy lucre, they'd have to create quality content, or die.
 
2017-11-22 07:45:29 AM  
Who cares?  Between the first one being a crappy Battlefield game with lasers and all the lootcrate BS with second one means I'll never play this game.

I only played the first one because there were two PS4 models for sale at the time -- one without any games and one with the first one and both cost the same....the one with the free game was an easy choice....
 
2017-11-22 07:50:46 AM  
 
2017-11-22 08:18:29 AM  
Find out for an additional 20 bucks!
 
2017-11-22 08:23:30 AM  
How about, I just watch the god damn movie and find out? It's literally under 30 days away.
 
2017-11-22 08:32:29 AM  
I'm going to say The Professor and Mary Ann, final answer

/come on big money, big money... STOP!
 
2017-11-22 08:54:31 AM  
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2017-11-22 08:54:51 AM  
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2017-11-22 09:25:35 AM  
This would be a rather ham-fisted way of wrapping Rey's parents into the storyline.

"Oh, you know that controversial video game that not everyone bought a few months ago? It's actually about Rey's mom and dad."

I could certainly see EA pulling that bullshiat, but Disney is generally better at story-telling than that.
 
2017-11-22 09:51:54 AM  
Yes, but the identity of Rey's dad costs 2000 credits and 8 cards from 20 lootboxes.
 
2017-11-22 09:53:54 AM  
I love how everyone decided loot boxes were evil the second Electronic Arts decided to do them.  Truly a testament to the goodwill the company has built throughout the years.
 
2017-11-22 10:03:41 AM  
The are two pieces of evidence presented in the article. First is that the mother character is a good pilot, explaining Rey's natural talent as a pilot. The second is that the father character is a techie explaining why Rey is a gifted techie.

I didn't know genetics worked like that...
 
2017-11-22 10:14:28 AM  

Scarlioni: The are two pieces of evidence presented in the article. First is that the mother character is a good pilot, explaining Rey's natural talent as a pilot. The second is that the father character is a techie explaining why Rey is a gifted techie.

I didn't know genetics worked like that...


It kinda works that way in the Star Wars universe. Anakin and Luke are both regarded as naturally talented pilots, as depicted with the pod-race and trench run respectively. Although I don't think Luke is ever depicted as being as tech-proficient as Anakin, who built (renovated?) a droid as a child.

What the article doesn't discuss (and maybe someone who plays the game can fill this in), are either of these two characters Force-sensitive?
 
2017-11-22 10:17:37 AM  
I thought they revealed this months ago when Daisy Ridley was on a foreign talk show and they listed her on the screen as Rey Kenobi
 
2017-11-22 10:30:40 AM  
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My Xbox version didn't but those 501 guys talked and talked. Somehow, they knew about Order 66.
 
2017-11-22 10:43:04 AM  

Mike_LowELL: I love how everyone decided loot boxes were evil the second Electronic Arts decided to do them.  Truly a testament to the goodwill the company has built throughout the years.


They were evil before this, most higher end games tended to limit it to cosmetic items or temporary boosts and not entirely game-breaking ones. For the most part, PtW loot boxes were in the realm of mobile games.
 
2017-11-22 10:59:29 AM  

dinomyar: I thought they revealed this months ago when Daisy Ridley was on a foreign talk show and they listed her on the screen as Rey Kenobi


I somehow doubt that the producers of said talkshow were made aware of her parentage, and rather were just guessing
 
2017-11-22 11:06:06 AM  

Silverstaff: [img.fark.net image 407x636][View Full Size image _x_]


Funny...she doesn't look Druish.
 
2017-11-22 11:08:18 AM  

rummonkey: Mike_LowELL: I love how everyone decided loot boxes were evil the second Electronic Arts decided to do them.  Truly a testament to the goodwill the company has built throughout the years.

They were evil before this, most higher end games tended to limit it to cosmetic items or temporary boosts and not entirely game-breaking ones. For the most part, PtW loot boxes were in the realm of mobile games.


The Chinese have been making it an art form for close to a decade.  It was only a matter of time before American companies gave me a crack at the Michael Jordan college holofoil rookie card in the Gem Mint 10.

I just find it amusing every single planet had to align before people realized that the videogame industry is a pack of disgusting mutants.
 
2017-11-22 11:18:11 AM  
I wonder how much lucre the mouse had to shell out to get even a shiatty blog like this one to try to push a re-framing article.

It must have been rather a lot, given that the game is so farking bad that with like a week or two of reviews out this is literally the first thing I've read talking about anything other than the game being a dripping shiat sandwich.
 
2017-11-22 11:23:59 AM  

cgraves67: Anakin and Luke are both regarded as naturally talented pilots, as depicted with the pod-race and trench run respectively. Although I don't think Luke is ever depicted as being as tech-proficient as Anakin, who built (renovated?) a droid as a child.


The talent with piloting was meant to be more of a Force-related thing. . .natural precognition that appears to be heightened reflexes, uncanny intuition that comes across as a natural aptitude for flight controls, ect.
 
2017-11-22 11:26:11 AM  

Mike_LowELL: I love how everyone decided loot boxes were evil the second Electronic Arts decided to do them.  Truly a testament to the goodwill the company has built throughout the years.


Stop trolling.  $60 AAA titles locking content behind loot boxes are evil.  It is perfectly fine for F2P games to offer them.
 
2017-11-22 11:28:44 AM  

Kornchex: Mike_LowELL: I love how everyone decided loot boxes were evil the second Electronic Arts decided to do them.  Truly a testament to the goodwill the company has built throughout the years.

Stop trolling.  $60 AAA titles locking content behind loot boxes are evil.  It is perfectly fine for F2P games to offer them.


Pretty much this.  Preying on the impulsive habits of chronic gamblers is okay, so long as you don't charge a cover fee.
 
2017-11-22 11:30:22 AM  

Scarlioni: The are two pieces of evidence presented in the article. First is that the mother character is a good pilot, explaining Rey's natural talent as a pilot. The second is that the father character is a techie explaining why Rey is a gifted techie.

I didn't know genetics worked like that...


Star Wars tech is essentially "fallen civilization" tech.  It's bio-mechanical, generally all based on The Force to one degree or another, and most new parts are produced by factories thousands of years old with no living technicians who actually know how any of it works.  "Engineering" in SW is, for the most part, the equivalent of self-trained script kiddies who know nothing about the hardware their designs run on, and the processing is handled by the people around the tech via the Force.

The backstory is... weird.  Like, 1970s fantasy novel weird.  The Force isn't some eternal thing, it actually has an origin story, essentially it was built from scratch by a pretty hostile race of sufficiently advanced alien precursors who were sick of their human (and non-human but otherwise mortal) slaves having the ability to have private thoughts and shiat, and to mitigate the expense of having to train every slave extensively to operate the Rakata tech in the brief time before being raped to death by rancors or whatever the evening entertainment was (again, really hostile aliens).  So they used the leftover parts from their hyperspace network to build an energy and informational distribution system, link the interface to the genetics of their favorite slaves, and made it hereditary so that when forcibly breeding those slaves the offspring would inherently know how to use the alien foot-massager and be able to power it from their life force.

Fast forward ten thousand years or so and the precursors have Eviled themselves to extinction, and not the humans etc have a bunch of farking factories that basically make tech by themselves, a mysterious energy field that links all living beings, and all of the parts made by those techniques and factories respond more strongly and effectively to people linked strongly to the field.
 
2017-11-22 11:41:20 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Preying on the impulsive habits of chronic gamblers is okay, so long as you don't charge a cover fee.


I know that F2P games are going to have to recoup their investment somehow.  That is not what happened with SWB2.

I'm currently playing a ton of Fortnite.  I paid for the "Early Access" version of the game that will eventually be F2P.  I have purchased a lot of loot crates, but I knew what I was getting in to because they made it very clear before the game was released.
 
2017-11-22 11:44:10 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Scarlioni: The are two pieces of evidence presented in the article. First is that the mother character is a good pilot, explaining Rey's natural talent as a pilot. The second is that the father character is a techie explaining why Rey is a gifted techie.

I didn't know genetics worked like that...

Star Wars tech is essentially "fallen civilization" tech.  It's bio-mechanical, generally all based on The Force to one degree or another, and most new parts are produced by factories thousands of years old with no living technicians who actually know how any of it works.  "Engineering" in SW is, for the most part, the equivalent of self-trained script kiddies who know nothing about the hardware their designs run on, and the processing is handled by the people around the tech via the Force.

The backstory is... weird.  Like, 1970s fantasy novel weird.  The Force isn't some eternal thing, it actually has an origin story, essentially it was built from scratch by a pretty hostile race of sufficiently advanced alien precursors who were sick of their human (and non-human but otherwise mortal) slaves having the ability to have private thoughts and shiat, and to mitigate the expense of having to train every slave extensively to operate the Rakata tech in the brief time before being raped to death by rancors or whatever the evening entertainment was (again, really hostile aliens).  So they used the leftover parts from their hyperspace network to build an energy and informational distribution system, link the interface to the genetics of their favorite slaves, and made it hereditary so that when forcibly breeding those slaves the offspring would inherently know how to use the alien foot-massager and be able to power it from their life force.

Fast forward ten thousand years or so and the precursors have Eviled themselves to extinction, and not the humans etc have a bunch of farking factories that basically make tech by themselves, a mysterious energy field that links all living be ...


Wasn't the Rakatan stuff de-canonized?
 
2017-11-22 11:51:42 AM  

Kornchex: Mike_LowELL: Preying on the impulsive habits of chronic gamblers is okay, so long as you don't charge a cover fee.

I know that F2P games are going to have to recoup their investment somehow.  That is not what happened with SWB2.

I'm currently playing a ton of Fortnite.  I paid for the "Early Access" version of the game that will eventually be F2P.  I have purchased a lot of loot crates, but I knew what I was getting in to because they made it very clear before the game was released.


The truth is that the loud and expensive games should be even more expensive, but they can't be, because the middle class is now a meme, and Gabe Newell convinced people that getting ninety percent off a videogame makes them part of an elite master race.  Also, the shareholders are precious snowflakes and we must treat them with respect.

But as a consumer, your option is simple: The game is either worth the money or it is not.  You've made your choice and so have I.  I will buy several copies of Battlefront II, and I will buy the Camo Darth Vader skin, just to make Fark's SKIN crawl.  That is what it means to Challenge Everything(tm).
 
2017-11-22 11:56:24 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Scarlioni: The are two pieces of evidence presented in the article. First is that the mother character is a good pilot, explaining Rey's natural talent as a pilot. The second is that the father character is a techie explaining why Rey is a gifted techie.

I didn't know genetics worked like that...

Star Wars tech is essentially "fallen civilization" tech.  It's bio-mechanical, generally all based on The Force to one degree or another, and most new parts are produced by factories thousands of years old with no living technicians who actually know how any of it works.  "Engineering" in SW is, for the most part, the equivalent of self-trained script kiddies who know nothing about the hardware their designs run on, and the processing is handled by the people around the tech via the Force.

The backstory is... weird.  Like, 1970s fantasy novel weird.  The Force isn't some eternal thing, it actually has an origin story, essentially it was built from scratch by a pretty hostile race of sufficiently advanced alien precursors who were sick of their human (and non-human but otherwise mortal) slaves having the ability to have private thoughts and shiat, and to mitigate the expense of having to train every slave extensively to operate the Rakata tech in the brief time before being raped to death by rancors or whatever the evening entertainment was (again, really hostile aliens).  So they used the leftover parts from their hyperspace network to build an energy and informational distribution system, link the interface to the genetics of their favorite slaves, and made it hereditary so that when forcibly breeding those slaves the offspring would inherently know how to use the alien foot-massager and be able to power it from their life force.

Fast forward ten thousand years or so and the precursors have Eviled themselves to extinction, and not the humans etc have a bunch of farking factories that basically make tech by themselves, a mysterious energy field that links all living be ...


Thank you
 
2017-11-22 12:11:40 PM  

dinomyar: I thought they revealed this months ago when Daisy Ridley was on a foreign talk show and they listed her on the screen as Rey Kenobi


When will this dumb fan-wank rumor die; It's the dumbest farking thing I've heard from a property that gave us "I don't like the sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating--not like you. You're soft and smooth."

THAT'S HOW farkING DUMB IT IS
 
2017-11-22 01:29:48 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: dinomyar: I thought they revealed this months ago when Daisy Ridley was on a foreign talk show and they listed her on the screen as Rey Kenobi

When will this dumb fan-wank rumor die; It's the dumbest farking thing I've heard from a property that gave us "I don't like the sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating--not like you. You're soft and smooth."

THAT'S HOW farkING DUMB IT IS


Show me where ObiWan touched you?  No reason to get that worked up about a theory unless you have something invested.
 
2017-11-22 01:34:30 PM  
To me the most interesting bit confirms my theory....that Disney told EA to fix loot-box problem because it was tarnishing their golden  IP:

"Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger himself would supposedly call the Electronic Arts chief executive officer Andrew Wilson about fixing the recent fiasco regarding the game's microtransactions."
 
2017-11-22 01:35:09 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: dinomyar: I thought they revealed this months ago when Daisy Ridley was on a foreign talk show and they listed her on the screen as Rey Kenobi

When will this dumb fan-wank rumor die; It's the dumbest farking thing I've heard from a property that gave us "I don't like the sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating--not like you. You're soft and smooth."

THAT'S HOW farkING DUMB IT IS


You are a terrible person for reminding me of that line.
 
2017-11-22 01:35:21 PM  

Mike_LowELL: rummonkey: Mike_LowELL: I love how everyone decided loot boxes were evil the second Electronic Arts decided to do them.  Truly a testament to the goodwill the company has built throughout the years.

They were evil before this, most higher end games tended to limit it to cosmetic items or temporary boosts and not entirely game-breaking ones. For the most part, PtW loot boxes were in the realm of mobile games.

The Chinese have been making it an art form for close to a decade.  It was only a matter of time before American companies gave me a crack at the Michael Jordan college holofoil rookie card in the Gem Mint 10.

I just find it amusing every single planet had to align before people realized that the videogame industry is a pack of disgusting mutants.


About the closest I got was paying a gold farmer so I could get my first epic mount in WoW back on 2000-something. I avoid DLC that feels like it should have been in the game to start with. I just don't understand why someone would drop money on after release monetizing like that.

Of course my last online shooter was Battlefield 2, just before EA died to me.
 
2017-11-22 01:46:28 PM  

RyansPrivates: KingBiefWhistle: dinomyar: I thought they revealed this months ago when Daisy Ridley was on a foreign talk show and they listed her on the screen as Rey Kenobi

When will this dumb fan-wank rumor die; It's the dumbest farking thing I've heard from a property that gave us "I don't like the sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating--not like you. You're soft and smooth."

THAT'S HOW farkING DUMB IT IS

Show me where ObiWan touched you?  No reason to get that worked up about a theory unless you have something invested.


Star Wars is Serious farking Business, and that goes against everything that has ever been established about Obi-Wan's character.

rummonkey: Of course my last online shooter was Battlefield 2, just before EA died to me.


I have all the pieces of BF2 Revive transferred over from my old PC. Going to to try and reassemble it and see if it will still launch, given EA finally made them take it down. Pretty sure trying to revive BF Heroes pissed them off.
 
2017-11-22 01:51:12 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: RyansPrivates: KingBiefWhistle: dinomyar: I thought they revealed this months ago when Daisy Ridley was on a foreign talk show and they listed her on the screen as Rey Kenobi

When will this dumb fan-wank rumor die; It's the dumbest farking thing I've heard from a property that gave us "I don't like the sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating--not like you. You're soft and smooth."

THAT'S HOW farkING DUMB IT IS

Show me where ObiWan touched you?  No reason to get that worked up about a theory unless you have something invested.

Star Wars is Serious farking Business, and that goes against everything that has ever been established about Obi-Wan's character.

rummonkey: Of course my last online shooter was Battlefield 2, just before EA died to me.

I have all the pieces of BF2 Revive transferred over from my old PC. Going to to try and reassemble it and see if it will still launch, given EA finally made them take it down. Pretty sure trying to revive BF Heroes pissed them off.


Man BF Heroes looks stupid now that they revived it.
 
2017-11-22 02:01:45 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: RyansPrivates: KingBiefWhistle: dinomyar: I thought they revealed this months ago when Daisy Ridley was on a foreign talk show and they listed her on the screen as Rey Kenobi

When will this dumb fan-wank rumor die; It's the dumbest farking thing I've heard from a property that gave us "I don't like the sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating--not like you. You're soft and smooth."

THAT'S HOW farkING DUMB IT IS

Show me where ObiWan touched you?  No reason to get that worked up about a theory unless you have something invested.

Star Wars is Serious farking Business, and that goes against everything that has ever been established about Obi-Wan's character.

rummonkey: Of course my last online shooter was Battlefield 2, just before EA died to me.

I have all the pieces of BF2 Revive transferred over from my old PC. Going to to try and reassemble it and see if it will still launch, given EA finally made them take it down. Pretty sure trying to revive BF Heroes pissed them off.


Everything? Not sure about that. Obi-wan, I seem to recall, liked to hang out in seedy bars, had a romantic relationship with the queen of mandalore, and on at least one occasion used his mind trick ability to override someone's free will (guy selling cigarettes into the bar).  Not exactly the profile of a Jedi fully embracing the tenets of his "faith".   In other words, it's as likely as anything else I have heard.
 
2017-11-22 02:22:19 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Scarlioni: The are two pieces of evidence presented in the article. First is that the mother character is a good pilot, explaining Rey's natural talent as a pilot. The second is that the father character is a techie explaining why Rey is a gifted techie.

I didn't know genetics worked like that...

Star Wars tech is essentially "fallen civilization" tech.  It's bio-mechanical, generally all based on The Force to one degree or another, and most new parts are produced by factories thousands of years old with no living technicians who actually know how any of it works.  "Engineering" in SW is, for the most part, the equivalent of self-trained script kiddies who know nothing about the hardware their designs run on, and the processing is handled by the people around the tech via the Force.

The backstory is... weird.  Like, 1970s fantasy novel weird.  The Force isn't some eternal thing, it actually has an origin story, essentially it was built from scratch by a pretty hostile race of sufficiently advanced alien precursors who were sick of their human (and non-human but otherwise mortal) slaves having the ability to have private thoughts and shiat, and to mitigate the expense of having to train every slave extensively to operate the Rakata tech in the brief time before being raped to death by rancors or whatever the evening entertainment was (again, really hostile aliens).  So they used the leftover parts from their hyperspace network to build an energy and informational distribution system, link the interface to the genetics of their favorite slaves, and made it hereditary so that when forcibly breeding those slaves the offspring would inherently know how to use the alien foot-massager and be able to power it from their life force.

Fast forward ten thousand years or so and the precursors have Eviled themselves to extinction, and not the humans etc have a bunch of farking factories that basically make tech by themselves, a mysterious energy field that links all living be ...


I knew about 30% of that thanks to KOTOR1, and the other stuff is plausible with what I already knew. But when was that introduced? The Star Forge is basically exactly what you're talking about, but it was presented as a big farking deal, and every other SW story shows tech as, well, tech, where anyone can understand it just fine. Even machines and droids, who are otherwise noted as 'inert' in terms of force influence
 
2017-11-22 02:25:32 PM  

Silverstaff: [img.fark.net image 407x636]


Kirk and Janeway?
 
2017-11-22 02:33:05 PM  
What if she's the offspring of Biggs and some Toshe Station chick.  If Luke had only been allowed to go get power converters from Toshe Station, therefor accidentally cockblocking Biggs, there would be no Force Awakens.

/book it, done
 
2017-11-22 02:37:29 PM  

jayphat: Man BF Heroes looks stupid now that they revived it.


The style was nice, even for a "hey TF2 looks really good let's make something that looks like it" bandwagon game but it was clearly meant to be all about the grind/microtransactions, so removing the grind kind of defeated the point of the game. I'm just mad that they shot themselves in the foot over it.

And no, trying to kludge the revive launcher didn't work. I forgot it had a sign-in and likely some registry keys attached to it. Ah well.
 
2017-11-22 06:16:26 PM  

Tax Boy: Yes, but the identity of Rey's dad costs 2000 credits and 8 cards from 20 lootboxes.


Which only drop every 200 hours of gameplay.
  Or you can pay $7.95. With no quarantee the card will drop either way.
 
2017-11-22 06:17:09 PM  
Only if you buy 1,000,000 loot boxes.
 
2017-11-22 06:37:20 PM  
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2017-11-22 07:49:53 PM  
I hate loot boxes, loot mining, microtransactions, the "epic" and "legendary" BS, etc. There are some games where it really seems necessary, and others where it is mostly cosmetic and optional. I don't like it in either case, but can at least tolerate it in the latter case.

A game that pisses me off that does it: Shadow of War. I didn't even finish because of that shiat. Assassin's Creed Origins seems to do it in a way I can tolerate; even the "basic" version is entirely beatable and enjoyable without doing it. In fact, let me amend what I said with AC:O in mind: I kind of like the U-play loyalty points that you get for playing their games and can spend.  Invariably I start every AC game with enough points to buy the Ezio outfit or something largely cosmetic.
 
2017-11-22 08:35:56 PM  

Silverstaff: [img.fark.net image 407x636][View Full Size image _x_]


So you're telling me Rey is a Druish Princess?
 
2017-11-22 08:39:57 PM  

germ78: Silverstaff: [img.fark.net image 407x636][View Full Size image _x_]

So you're telling me Rey is a Druish Princess?


funny, she doesn't look druish.
 
2017-11-22 09:43:54 PM  
If more people waited a year to buy a game instead of pre-ordering everything that comes out, they could get the game of the year, anniversary, super-de-dooper edition and get all of the DLC included.
 
2017-11-22 09:44:30 PM  
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If not, it's a deliberate red herring.
 
2017-11-22 10:54:42 PM  
Does Star Wars Battlefront 2 reveal Rey's parents?

Possibly, but you either have to pay through the nose for the reveal or play for 3 months total to unlock it 'normally'.
 
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