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This week is going to see the launch of one of — if not the — most controversial game titles in recent memory. The gaming community is no stranger to controversy, but Hogwarts Legacy seems to be unique in the sense that virtually none of that controversy stems from the game itself; rather, the author of the source material.
It's been made clear in recent weeks that the Reddit community — /r/PS5 included — are incapable of discussing J.K. Rowling or any of her various opinions with anything approaching civility. Many Redditors have concerns about Rowling's views, particularly as they relate to the Trans community. However, without fail, any discussion of those concerns has been met with hostility, contempt, and transphobia from the greater Reddit community.
This places the /r/PS5 mod team in a difficult position with conflicting responsibilities: our responsibility to Reddit's Trans community to ensure that they are treated with respect, and our responsibility to those in the general gaming community who just want to talk about a video game they're excited for.
We've attempted in recent days to address the hostile and transphobic responses to these concerns in real-time, but this is proven to be unsustainable — there are simply not enough moderators on any subreddit to deal with the volume of toxicity that Reddit throws at the Trans community on a timely basis; this is compounded by the fact that many of these comments unfortunately go unreported.
Therefore, we're taking the unfortunate — but what we feel as necessary — step of banning any and all discussion of J.K. Rowling and related topics in posts concerning Hogwarts Legacy. Next week is going to see a surge in content relating to this game as we see the lifting of the review embargo, the early-access preorder launch, and the official game launch; we view a complete shutdown of non-game-related discussion as the only means by which we can allow discussion of this game to go forward, while safeguarding the respect and dignity of all members of our community as best we can.
To that end, Automoderator is going to be in overdrive on these threads, and actively removing comments that refer to Rowling and her various controversies. This is not a decision we've taken lightly, and there will doubtlessly be those who feel this is an active of "aggressive neutrality" that effectively takes the side of the hive mind, but we view this as the only way forward at this point.
This will no doubt result in the removal of comments that are not otherwise hostile or rule-breaking, so we want to emphasize to anyone who saw their comment removed that this doesn't necessarily mean you've done anything wrong — you're just unfortunately going to need to find another venue to share your thoughts at this time.
It's long been the official stance of this mod team that Trans rights are human rights, and that this subreddit should be a place that's welcoming to all, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, age, or ability; it's unfortunate that the community so often disagrees.
News & Announcements In January in the UK, PS5 sales were up over 98% compared with the same month last yeartwitter.com
News & Announcements Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty demo available on February 24th. Progress will transfer to the full game
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News & Announcements Our humorous retro FPS Fashion Police Squad is out now on PS5 with a Metacritic score of 77!
Hey peeps, Pat from Mopeful Games here! Wanted to let you know that our fab retro shooter came out on PS5 this Thursday. The game made by 3 people is a humorous retro FPS where you use attire enhancing weaponry to turn fashion criminals into fabulous fashionistas! It’s got juicy gunplay, terrible puns and fun movement mechanics.
One thing that surprised us is that the game got a Metacritic score on PS5 of 77 with 5 reviews right off the bat, so that was cool. Check out some reviews and pick it up if it feels like something you’re into!
Discussion If you’re looking for an addicting rhythm game, Theatrhythm Final Bar Line might be your jam.
This is a Final Fantasy rhythm game and it has a demo out now. I didn’t know much about this spin off until I saw it on a thread last week and decided to download the demo. I have played it everyday since. It has 30 songs that you can demo along with a pair mode where you can play cooperatively. That was the biggest surprise because I felt like the pair mode did a great job of matching the beats to the song. This went from a game I knew nothing about to one that I can’t wait to pick up on the 15th.
I think there is a big lack of quiz games on modern systems these days outside of Jackbox and I think with Sony now releasing on PC it would be a perfect time to bring something like it back as a free to play game. Phone as controller or just use the controller. Have unlimited questions by having user created content mixed in with original content (assuming they pass quality checks)
As someone highly in quiz games like trivial pursuit it's a shame there is a massive lack in the party quiz game market atm. Use to love quizup on the phone but that turned horrible with ads popping up every 10 seconds.
Articles & Blogs Garry Schyman on composing the fantasy score of Forspoken and finding a voice for Frey
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Discussion Gave Forspoken a second chance, it's actually pretty fun if you tweak the control settings!
I was really excited about this one, but wasn't impressed with the demo, and the way review codes and embargos were handled were only huge red flags. I ended up giving the demo another chance this weekend though before writing it off completely, and wow, the game is actually pretty fun if you make a small tweak to the controls.
My biggest issue was the dodge/run/magic parkour button being set to circle. Honestly, it sucks IMO. It means having to stop running to adjust the camera angle, it means having to choose between dodging and aiming in combat, it's just a terrible choice for mapping. After playing around a bit, I moved that button to L1, Dpad down to select support spell (also the button you hold with R1 to pick a different magic set), and the heal button to circle. It works SO much better. Being able to run, while adjusting the camera and jump makes such a world of difference exploring. Dodging, aiming, and slinging spells in combat feels so much smoother. I'm actually having fun with the game now, and may give it a chance. It's a real shame the default scheme is so terrible, I imagine it really hurt a lot of initial impressions of the game. It still has issues, sure, but this was my personal biggest one, and I actually find it pretty fun now!