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Take down a resurrected Maggie Thatcher in this upcoming Doom II campaign

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Yes that's right, Maggie Thatcher has somehow escaped from Hell in Thatcher's Techbase, a new Doom II campaign that has been announced that will be free to grab on September 24.

Developed by 3D: Doom Daddy Digital this will be a very British take on the whole Doom thing that I can't wait to jump into with a cuppa. Might need a few biscuits too as apparently the UK is the 10th circle of Hell - well it's not wrong. It will be provided as a standard WAD file so it will be playable across any system that can play it. The developer mentioned compatibility with PRBoom, DSDA-Doom, ZDoom and GZDoom.

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The trailer mentions it will have support for five difficult levels, co-op and deathmatch support, gamepad support and an original soundtrack too.

It will need a copy of DOOM II which you can get from GOG and Steam.

Learn more on the official site.

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Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: elistoAlso WTF is burgesses ?
I wondered about that, too, but now I have this urge to fight it
There was a guy named Steve Burgess used to have a show on CBC. Maybe that's who they mean?
redneckdrow 18 Sep
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: elistoAlso WTF is burgesses ?
I wondered about that, too, but now I have this urge to fight it
There was a guy named Steve Burgess used to have a show on CBC. Maybe that's who they mean?

He could just have a problem with female burgers. Maybe he only likes ones made from bulls. Or maybe he doesn't members of the governing body of Colonial Virginia. Can't tell.

Quoting: fagnerlnThe problem of Linux communities is that the huge part of it isn't people that cares about freedom of the individuals, is just socialists that want to "fight the burgesses".

I think the term you're looking for is bourgeoisie, fella.
Quoting: TheSHEEEPOne of those leads to the other, it is unavoidable.
If your focus is on pushing some agenda, your focus is not on doing good writing/worldbuilding/etc. and that will always show.

I'm glad you brought up Star Trek - the worst episodes of all the seasons are those in which the writers forgot about their actual job of being writers and instead went all-in on the preaching - you could say they went against their Prime Directive (ba-dum tshh).

So yes, my problem is with the personal politics of the authors, because when those take the front seat, the writing - and other parts, too - suffer enormously.
I personally am a Lord of the Rings fan. I could argue for hours that it's the greatest work of the 20th century. Well, many would disagree, but almost everyone would agree that Tolkien's worldbuilding was not just excellent, he practically was responsible for the term coming into use. And certainly few would accuse him of neglecting his writing, whether they actually like his writing style or not.

But Tolkien clearly had several agendas going in LoTR. For instance, it's no co-incidence that the people who started Greenpeace all had their copies of LoTR when they set off in the original Greenpeace boat. And it's generally agreed that one aspect of LoTR was a reaction against the whole of Modernism, both literary and cultural and economic--right back to Sir Isaac Newton! Only a fool would consider LoTR to have some kind of journalistic neutrality. And in fact, as has been argued about journalism itself, neutrality in writing isn't really possible--every writer, and every piece of writing, is standing somewhere.

I think there's an irony here. You're fine with really blatantly overt politics. But, despite saying that what bugs you about the less-overt political writing is its deception, what you really don't like is its failure to deceive adequately. What you want is writing whose political leanings are sufficiently organically worked into the whole that you are in fact deceived and fail to notice what they are doing.
Quoting: fagnerlnThe problem of Linux communities is that the huge part of it isn't people that cares about freedom of the individuals, is just socialists that want to "fight the burgesses".
Ah, yes, freedom of the individuals. You mean like this:
https://www.shutupandtakemymoney.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/he-said-licking-rats-was-his-right-meme.jpg
Samsai 18 Sep
Quoting: TheSHEEEPRight, baseless... except being based on probably hundreds (by now) of examples from games, series, movies, entertainment industry itself, etc. from the last two decades proving it right.
With no example (to my knowledge) proving it wrong.
The problem is that your standard is so arbitrary and undefined that you can declare any flaw in any piece of media as having been caused by a political agenda. At the same time you can also reject any counter-examples by claiming that some arbitrary level of political-ness wasn't met by that work or its creator. So I am not exactly surprised that you have a vast multitude of examples about how politics are ruining entertainment and no examples to the contrary.

In the last two decades games have only gotten more interesting and not less. And the boring games and movies aren't seemingly the ones with a strong message, they are the ones that are watered down for the sake of mass market appeal. Which funnily enough seems like the most probable outcome when you put people in charge that are the perfect examples of the types of writers you value: ones that totally separate themselves from their works and have no personal political motivations of their own, at least as far as what ends up on the screen.
TheSHEEEP 18 Sep
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Quoting: Purple Library GuyI think there's an irony here. You're fine with really blatantly overt politics. But, despite saying that what bugs you about the less-overt political writing is its deception, what you really don't like is its failure to deceive adequately. What you want is writing whose political leanings are sufficiently organically worked into the whole that you are in fact deceived and fail to notice what they are doing.
Heh, you know what this reminds me of?

Of people trying to claim there is a significance in the color of the curtain in one scene of a book with 700+ pages as a side note.
A bunch of overly excitable people high on their own outpouring of words. Not more, not less.

Of course you notice the hints in LoTR once you think about it. The languages, the use of "technology" only by the bad guys, Christianity, etc.
No need to write essays about it.

Despite you apparently believing that since I disagree with you I must have been hit on the head as a child, I do know these things and am not deceived by them - well, tbh I certainly was when I read it the first time, but c'mon I was like 13 or so...

The point is: it's so subdued and so subtle, it doesn't jump in your face.
No character starts blurting concurrent political messages out of context.
The messaging does not take stage, front and center.
Nobody goes out of that story thinking how terrible modernism is and we should all hop back into the caves - there are some themes for those who are looking for them, and you can think about them if you'd like, and that's it. You can engage with it if you want to - but you don't have to (and I certainly don't want to).
And that's fine - to me, anyway.

Quoting: SamsaiThe problem is that your standard is so arbitrary and undefined that you can declare any flaw in any piece of media as having been caused by a political agenda. At the same time you can also reject any counter-examples by claiming that some arbitrary level of political-ness wasn't met by that work or its creator.
Any flaw? Hell, no.
There is more bad writing that was not caused by political agendas than there is bad writing that was caused by it. As always, it makes no sense to suspect malice when incompetence is a sufficient explanation.

When it happens, though, and it does happen often enough, unfortunately with increasing frequency, it is blatantly obvious - and usually doesn't even get denied by the authors, btw. Those who point it out as a flaw in the writing are then decried as some kind of ****ist so the criticism can be conveniently ignored.

I'll gladly accept counter-examples, but nobody has ever provided any where characters blurting out some bluntly preaching-the-authors-opinion lines (for example) have actually made a product's writing better...


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Quoting: SamsaiI sure wonder what games the "don't put politics in video games" crowd plays. Pong?
Too political. There are black pixels and white pixels right next to each other, which is clearly promoting a desegregationist ideology. Additionally it contains a virtual depiction of a sport, and sports have been political at least since they were forced to acknowledge that black people exist, and they continue to be political since some of them acknowledged that trans people might exist. Oh, and some sports are televised, making them reality TV competitions, which are chock full of politics because of the time a reality TV actor ran for president.

Still it's not as in-your-face about politics as some other games, like chess.

\end{sarcasm}
I think I still have my copy of Simpsons Doom stashed somwhere...

That was hilarious!

(just a .wad file I believe)

Maggie though?

heh.
Geppeto35 21 Sep
Quoting: TheSHEEEPInstead, the point is that developers should keep their personal opinions and views where they belong (various discussion platforms exist for that purpose) and not taint an entertainment product in order to try and shove their views down the audience's throat via (usually very thinly veiled) pandering, preaching and self-insertions.
Stuff like that is insidious and disgusting.

This writing is so cute of naivety and philosophical, political and ethical ignorance that I wonder if you were trolling considering your pseudo or making second degree humor?

People that claims to not communicate on personal opinions about politics, world state(economic, ecological,...) were already said by Plato as "very political" (so old problem, no new ideas): in fact, they agree and are fine with the current system. And by saying to other to not tell their political opinions in their daily life and products, they ask them to shut up and join their "every thing is fine in our current system view". This is a corner-stone of consequentialism.

Claiming/requesting people to not talk about politics in arts, culture, etc. is thus ultra-political.
redneckdrow 21 Sep
Quoting: Geppeto35
Quoting: TheSHEEEPInstead, the point is that developers should keep their personal opinions and views where they belong (various discussion platforms exist for that purpose) and not taint an entertainment product in order to try and shove their views down the audience's throat via (usually very thinly veiled) pandering, preaching and self-insertions.
Stuff like that is insidious and disgusting.

This writing is so cute of naivety and philosophical, political and ethical ignorance that I wonder if you were trolling considering your pseudo or making second degree humor?

People that claims to not communicate on personal opinions about politics, world state(economic, ecological,...) were already said by Plato as "very political" (so old problem, no new ideas): in fact, they agree and are fine with the current system. And by saying to other to not tell their political opinions in their daily life and products, they ask them to shut up and join their "every thing is fine in our current system view". This is a corner-stone of consequentialism.

Claiming/requesting people to not talk about politics in arts, culture, etc. is thus ultra-political.

My head is spinning after that.

Myself, I like political simulation games like Democracy. That's the right way to do it, give people all sides of the equation, not just one or the other. Right, Left, Center, I believe everyone should be able to visualize their ideal in a game.

Minus hate groups that is. There's a reason the original Wolfenstein is my favorite FPS, after all.

Musings on the state of things in the world today ahead:
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That allows for more civil discussion than satire. Believe me, being a moderate in my neck of the woods depends on listening to everyone, otherwise I'd get run out of town on a rail. I really wish us in the USA had a third political party for those willing to cooperate with both sides rather than fight the others. Yes, there are independent parties, but most of them are even further right or left than Democrats or Republicans. There's no large enough party dedicated to compromise to make much difference.

People are dying because neither side is willing to compromise on the smallest things. I'm sick of that. I can't even watch the news without crying anymore. I find myself asking "Please people, can we love each other like we're supposed to?" in my daily life nearly every day.
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