"I make AAA games for a living and I’m here to answer your questions about political subjects Anonymous (ID: Lel4NOkp) 01/19/19(Sat)04:38:28 No.200297796"
"Games have a huge impact on the political landscape and they are relevant.
Many of you hate us, and I don’t understand why. There’s no secret agenda. Just money at play. 101 capitalism. If you want to know more about AAA game development, this is your chance.
"Why implement the progressive trans-feminist neo-marxist agenda of the upper classes in your video games when it's clear that most players don't even care or even hate it? Doesn't sound like it satisfies any demand!"
"Lel4NOkp The agenda, trumps the demand and the market. The agenda is all that matters now. We don't care about sales anymore. Money is not the issue. You can boycott AAA games as much as you want, it will have zero impact. Even if the total sales of our new AAA game was zero, we would still create the next one."
"How does the process work for an AAA game ? What is the most used language? What's your stance on DLC policy?"
"Lel4NOkp English. DLC is to milk the user base until the cow is dead."
"Lel4NOkp Do you know how bad it is? I don't think that most of you understand how bad it is."
"Do you agree with the agenda or are you just doing it for the shekel?"
"Lel4NOkp I strongly disagree with the agenda."
"Lel4NOkp Most modern AAA games are funded by government agencies and tax programs. Tax "incentives". Tax "rebates". Promoting "diversity""
"How does the market for SJW games and compared to let's call them "Toxic masculinity" games? I bet there is lots of money to make in the latter, I think that group is huge. If so, then where is the effect of "it's just money at play" here then?
And I'm confused by you saying:
Just money at play.
We don't care about sales anymore. Money is not the issue.
That seems contradictory"
"Lel4NOkp It's not. You need to understand that we are living in a world ruled by corporations. That dystopian world you read about a couple of years ago? It's now real. Congratulations, you now live in a dystopian cyberpunk world."
"Lel4NOkp They think that they will "expand" the market. What they failed to understand, is that this primary market was mostly comprised of young white males. It is now spectacularly backfiring."
"Lel4NOkp Game makers, such as EA, are creating games based on focus groups. But unfortunately, they tend to over sample people living in densely populated areas, such as San Francisco. They are making the same mistakes that lead to the election of Trump. Most people sampling this data, are nu-males."
"Exactly like French cultural activity. Expect the worst for the future. This business plan is litteraly Satan at play:
-funded by your taxes, against your will,
-never explained to the taxpayer even if it costs a lot to them,
-impossible to stop democratically, the government becomes more and more commie about that matter and even increases fundings with time just to win electoral campaigns and some art figures,
-an elite of funded personalities appears and become more and more obnoxious and toxically powerful, to the point to drawn any real creation and suck more money.
Welcome in commieland."
"Rough estimate until they push pedo shit in games from your perspective?"
"Lel4NOkp 2020. Maybe 2019. Keep a close eye on Kotaku and Polygon."
">There’s no secret agenda"
">The agenda is all that matters now"
"well that was fast. btw I, and many others, don't buy your shit anymore, and it'll only get worse."
"Lel4NOkp I hope so. If you didn't catch my drift, I'm also extremely unhappy about where the industry is headed toward. We are on the same team my fren."
"How much do you despise the amount of sway the publisher has over you?
t. Non-AAA game dev"
"Lel4NOkp I despise it. Down to my core, as a creative person. I hate publishers and what they mean for our industry. I also hate censorship. Games are art. No one should be able to decide what I put in the games that I create. No one. Like books, I wish that one day, games will be treated like books. What matters is not the cover. What matter is the content. Anyone that tries to censor that, will end up on the wrong side of history."
"Lel4NOkp I feel sorry for you. Unreal is the future. CryEngine is the past. I have many stories to tell about people that left your company for a better life. Crytek... Lol."
"How much longer do you think Star Wars is getting the woke treatment or is that brand dead perma?"
"Lel4NOkp Expect a major reboot this year, 2019. Have you seen the latest trailer for Ghostbusters III? Expect a similar treatment. The SJW trend is dying (thank God)."
">Even if the total sales of our new AAA game was zero, we would still create the next one.
who bankroles it then if it can't finance itself? AAA games are very expansive to make."
"Lel4NOkp Tax credits. Funded by Liberal governments."
“How much are video games subsidized?,” it’s “How much more are they subsidized than other comparable industries?” The first question is impossible to answer, because it depends on your definition of what actually qualifies as a tax subsidy rather than being a structural part of the tax code. The answer to the second question is likely to be a lot less than the large numbers that get bandied about in an attempt to answer the first."
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Makers of Video Games
It's like everyone forgot about DIGRA, DARPA, Coomon Core, etc.
">There’s no secret agenda. Just money at play. 101 capitalism.
That's just blatantly false in many contexts. First of all a lot of developers like to make games that they themselves would like to play, all the original game developers who were coding in their basements were gamers building games for other gamers.
In the AAA market now, these large tech companies have been invaded by elements of the left, they have largely female HR departments who use legal requirements to fill the businesses with women who aren't contributing to the development of the game but rather acting as diversity officers and putting pressure on development to be inclusive of trans people and the gay agenda and all that rubbish. The evidence of this is things like BFV where the gamers told EA quite up front when they marketed the game with a cyborborg trans racial disabled fluid female on the cover, that actually this is not OK, it's not what gamers want and that it's clear that this was included for ideological reasons.
And we know that's the case because EAs response was tough, if you don't like it then don't buy it, and of course preorders tanked, the game flopped and EAs stock value was totally raped to death. What part of that has anything to do with wanting to make money?
I tell you what though, capitalism WILL fix this problem, because the people that invest and hold large stakes in business like EA will soon start pulling their investments if these businesses do not purge the ideology."
"Lel4NOkp Most of you, are apes using tech that they can't even comprehend. This is why it's so funny. We created this tech, and most of you can barely use it. You think that we are our of touch, but in reality, we are watching you all, trying to understand what we have created. An entire generation of apes, unable to master the tools from the past. It's fucking hilarious."
Most modern AAA games are funded by government agencies and tax programs. Tax "incentives". Tax "rebates". Promoting "diversity".
"who what agency what programs"
SHUT IT ALL DOWN!"
well, I believe you that is going on. also by government to keep the industry in their countries, like with other industries too.
but and here is the rub, tax exempts and such only help you, if you pay taxes in the first place. If you don't have any revenue, there is no tax to be exempt from. so if they can't get sales to the point to cover the costs, AAA is making losses.
Who is bankrolling this? if it's the gov then it must be subsedies not tax stuff."
"OP, can you name a political change that the games industry has brought about?
Gamergate doesn't count."
"Lel4NOkp The #MeToo movement. That was too easy."
"Try proving what you've said.
MeToo was the result of forces far beyond the scope of gaming and the games industry.
Tell us how the games industry directly spawned the #MeToo movement."
"Lel4NOkp How fucking new can you be? Are you still using AOL to surf the cyberspace?
If you're really a game developer, tell us a bit about the brainwashing psyop tecniques they use to make gamers enslaved to their gamea, like in MMOs such as WoW
Also tell us more about their inquires about how to explore human nature to buy more of their shit.
Provide links, if possible."
To be continued.