Documentaries, What I've Been Watching

I watched The Secret World of Incels (Documentary)

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Incels, short for involuntary celebrations, are alarmingly present in the online world; they share their mysticism and often violent views on various forums.

Unfortunately, their actions are not always limited to the digital world; they have often spilled over into reality. Even leading in murder. I watched a documentary on the subject, and here are my thoughts.

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Video Games

Are the changes to remote gameplay in Pokémon Go unfair to disabled players?

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Released in 2016, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality mobile game and part of the ever-popular Pokémon franchise.
The app was developed by Niantic in collaboration with Nintendo and the Pokémon Company.
It is available for Android and iOS devices.

In this game, you explore the real world to capture and battle the titular Pokémon. The ability to participate in raids remotely was added during the 2020 pandemic lock-downs. You could purchase remote raid passes and participate in raid battles remotely.

Recently, Niantic revealed that they are planning on increasing the prices of the raid pass feature, which can involve the purchase of in-game currency to acquire, but is this fair to those who are disabled?

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Thursday Thoughts

Does Nostalgia Ruin Long-Running Franchises?

This idea came to mind after hearing that long running Pokémon character, Ash Ketchum, will be leaving the show, as his story has reached its conclusion.

Naturally, the news didn’t sit well with a certain amount of fans of the series. I saw comments saying that it had “ruined their childhood”.

This got me wondering, can nostalgia actually hinder long-running franchises down the line?

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Gaming Opinions, Video Games

Is EA releasing too much content for The Sims 4?

The Sims 4 was released in 2014, and much like it’s previous entries, extra content is released post-launch. This can range from expansion packs that add new gameplay aspects to stuff packs that add extra content, usually with a theme. Halloween, for example.

EA have now started to produce new content called “kits” which usually tend to be cosmetic items. This got me wondering, is EA pushing far too much paid content for the game?

The “kit” collection
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