Category: Portal to Pyro

This serves as a portal to my mind to all things that goes on in the geek world. AKA, when it doesn’t fit into any of the other categories, it goes here.

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Gaming Companies Are Slowly Starting To Practice The Art Of Adding Microtransactions AFTER The Game Has Come Out!!

One of the trends that I’ve noticed with games in recent months is the practices of releasing a game, wait for the reviews to come in and then completely pull a 180 that pisses off gamers by adding a feature they knew was frowned upon by the community. Call of Duty Modern Warfare is the latest example of that possible practice.

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Black Character Hair Options In Video Games Are Still Abysmal! Game Developers Need To Start Stepping Up Their Game!

One of my biggest annoyances when it comes to character creation sections in games is the lack of hair options for Afrocentric people. Look, it’s great that they finally added  detailed skin tone variations, but that really does me or people like me any good when I’m forced to either go with the Afro, thick dreads or buzz cuts IF I wanted to created an authentic Black character. And what’s puzzling to me is why that’s always been largely ignored. At first I thought, “huh, maybe our hair just ain’t that easy to model or animate”, then I’d take one look at ANY of the 2K NBA games and realize that’s bullshit.

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The Disparity Between The Critics & The Public’s Opinion Exposes A Dangerous Threat To All Forms Of Entertainment!

Look, I’m not going to insult your intelligence here! The title sounds “fancy” but the real point of this blog is to highlight a fact that most of you all have already noticed. And that is, the reviews from critics (gaming, movie etc) no longer aligns with the public’s reception, which begs the question, can they be trusted?

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Maybe Bringing In The Government To Regulate Microtransactions & Loot Boxes In Video Games Isn’t The Best Move!

So, after that whole NBA2K20 gambling trailer came out, which promoted actual gambling, it got me thinking again on how we can stop these companies for abusing such dirty, underhanded tactics. As I pondered away, my first train of thought went towards getting the government involved to force these guys to stop promoting gambling in our games. However, I realized maybe that may not be the best approach and could in fact yield some unfavorable results!

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Is Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie Glorifying Mass Murdering? Is It Really Going Lead People Into Sympathizing With Killers & Terrorist?

So, this was something that I had no clue about until a few hours ago. As it turns out, a lot of people online are fearful that the new DC Joker movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix is somehow going to make people sympathize with actually individuals who go out of their way to commit mass shooting and terrorist attacks.

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This Trend To Defame Stan Lee’s Name In Order To Make Spider-Man/Peter Parker Bi Is Quite Frankly Toxic In Nature!

Alright, I held off from talking about this for a while as I felt that this wasn’t such a huge deal at the time. I thought that this was just that small minority making a bad case for why Peter Parker should be Bi in the MCU, because Tom Holland’s apparently and allegedly gives off that vibe and said something abut a Bi Spider-Man at some given point. The usual in this day and age! However, when it gets to a point that they’re willing to defame Stan Lee’s name to further their agenda, now that a bit too much.

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Gearbox Threatens To Ban People From Forums If They Do Not Use FL4K’s “Correct Pronouns”!

I recently learned about this and to be honest, this is the most ridiculous enforcement of speech that I’ve seen in gaming in recent memories. Borderland 3 is really out here threatening to ban people from their forums for not using the “correct” pronouns for a robot in their game. Yes, on top of being a fictional character, this fictional character is a robot who apparently identifies as neutral, yet has the vocals of a man!

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Video Games Are Not The Cause For Evil Acts! US Politicians Need To Wise Up & Face The Truth!

I made a video over at my YouTube channel talking about my annoyance with old people who are clearly out of touch with reality, blaming video games for the cause of a horrific mass shooting that took place in El Paso. I wanted to continue the discussion.