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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
5. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 26, 2015, 01:39 ViRGE
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 23:23:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 19:36:
You know the game stinks on ice whenever:

1. It's Blizzard's new IP, I mean come on.. BLIZZARD!
2. It's a new genre for them (FPS)
3. It has supposedly borrowed from the Titan game

and yet... nobody seems to care one damn bit about the game.

Good lord that looked boring and slow. Like they captured the unfun parts of a MOBA and made them first person.

Speak for yourself. I think the game looks great and the only Blizzard game I've cared about in years.

Also, not sure I understand your MOBA reference. Overwatch isn't a MOBA in any way. There are no towers or minions or jungle mobs or leveling or equipment and you aren't trying to destroy the enemy base. Overwatch has more in common with TF2 than any MOBA.
Agreed. I'm waiting to see the final version, especially due to the rough edges with the overlay graphics, but this game at least has me mildly interested.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Sales Suspended
26. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Sales Suspended Jun 25, 2015, 17:26 ViRGE
 
Drazula wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 10:50:
Wow! Will they piss off PC gamers by never re-releasing it?!
No, of course they'll re-release it. There's tens of millions of dollars in sales at stake here, plus contractual relationships with NVIDIA and the like. Fixing it will be much cheaper than losing out on all of those sales.
 
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News Comments > People Can Fly Returns
4. Re: People Can Fly Returns Jun 24, 2015, 16:02 ViRGE
 
Huh, I wonder what they were working on up until now? If Epic let them go, then that means whatever it is they were working on was canned.  
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News Comments > Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 Released
3. Re: Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 Released Jun 23, 2015, 16:41 ViRGE
 
The game has been out for what now, 8 months? And they're just now getting around to episode 3?  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues
30. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues Jun 23, 2015, 16:40 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 10:36:

edit: Looks like they also did the vita port of BL2, which I hear was atrocious.
To be fair to Iron Galaxy, porting Borderlands 2 to the Vita just flat-out wasn't a good idea. They did an admirable job, but the Vita isn't powerful enough for the task.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Specs Updated; AMD Issues Noted
25. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Specs Updated; AMD Issues Noted Jun 22, 2015, 20:38 ViRGE
 
descender wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 19:25:
Still UE3, still same game... specs went up.

Please buy moar hardware!

I don't believe these specs for a minute lol, they are almost as stupid as the GTA5 specs were.
Well the baseline is the XB1/PS4 now, not the last-gen consoles. So they've been able to bump up the asset quality and complexity significantly.
 
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News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
55. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 22, 2015, 07:40 ViRGE
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 04:25:
The issue is that the game's premise holds little to no appeal for most gamers, hence the terrible sales. The fact that the developers considered Sunset a "gamer's game" shows a major disconnect with their target audience, which is again reinforced by the lackluster sales.
Now I'm curious, what would the crowd here consider a "gamer's game" anyhow?

It seems to be it would be something like Super Mario Bros/Super Mario Galaxy: heavy on the gameplay, lots of variety, and easy to play but very difficult to master.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Metroid Jun 19, 2015, 06:56 ViRGE
 
Cram wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 19:14:
I don't get Nintendo here either or what in the hell they are thinking with the Metroid franchise. Or most of their franchises, for that matter.
Clearly the idea was to put together a fun co-op handheld FPS. The issue is that while Metroid as a universe is a good setting, Metroid as a franchise is a hard sell because it has always been about Samus.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed in November
3. Re: Need for Speed in November Jun 15, 2015, 21:53 ViRGE
 
Does anyone remember when NFS was just a fun game about racing exotic cars in cool locations?  
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Announced
2. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Announced Jun 15, 2015, 21:50 ViRGE
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 20:48:
Shit. Next.
It could have been a legitimately good game had they not gone P2W...
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced
8. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced Jun 15, 2015, 21:48 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 20:29:
Not Obsidian.

Indeed. I liked SoT, but without Obsidian I have my doubts that anyone else can match that level of quality, even with Parker & Stone taking part.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls: Legends Revealed
1. Re: The Elder Scrolls: Legends Revealed Jun 14, 2015, 23:35 ViRGE
 
So Bethesada Hearthstone, then?  
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
3. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 12, 2015, 02:17 ViRGE
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 23:20:
Jetpack? Check.
Rocket launcher? Check
Throw in some skiing and you won't be able to make me leave!
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Controller & Xbox Partnership Announced
36. Re: Oculus Rift Controller & Xbox Partnership Announced Jun 12, 2015, 00:28 ViRGE
 
Cyant wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 20:32:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 19:46:
Win 10 is free only if you're running Win 7 or above. And most recent graphics cards will run DX-12, although not all features, so you'll need a new graphics card at some point.

If you are not running Win 7 / 8.1 + at least a mid range vid card by now then you should not buy a Rift anyway.
Bingo. You're driving a 2160x1200 pixel 3D display. A Radeon R9 290 or equivalent is the suggested video card, all the while the headset itself will easily be $300. So you've either spent $300+ recent on a video card, or will be doing so in the near future.

Meanwhile if a full copy of Windows breaks the bank - and this assumes you're not already on 7 or better, which at this point is virtually everyone - then you're not really in a position to be buying the Rift in the first place.

Bundy wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 20:56:
I believe that when playing XB1 games the Oculus is simply displaying the game as a large 2D display. So it wouldn't need to hit 75fps. It's not 3D.

But regardless I don't really see any reason for this mode, this is basically a way for MS to partner with someone as an answer for the PS4 and Morpheus (albeit a weak answer).
Correct. MS isn't even trying to drive 3D. They know the XB1 can't do it.

That said, this mode does have its appeal. If you're one of the few people to use the GearVR, this is one of the Gear's selling points. And it works pretty well. Sometimes you just want to tune out the world and pretend you're in front of a really big screen.

jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 21:26:
Just be thankful they didn't include a kinect.
To be fair to MS, that's 80% of what the Rift's tracking system is anyhow. So you've still got a camera measuring your position... It's just looking for IR lights instead of running a more complex depth sensor.

jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 21:38:
Oculus gets some of the blame here, but yeah, it's weird to include an XB1 controller with it. Your target market is early adopters with extra cash, 90% of whom are already going to have multiple gaming devices that can work just fine with the 'Rift: wheels, joysticks, controllers, etc. Forcing people to purchase another device the vast majority of people won't need isn't going to sit well.

The only thing I see this being is as a counter to Valve, who are coming out with their own VR and controller.
jdreyer, not poking at you specifically, but how many people here have actually used a Rift for any period of time?

The controller is the only thing that makes sense. You can't see in front of you. You need a simple control scheme that you can navigate without looking. Devs have already tried other options with their dev kits; take it from someone who has used them, anything more than a controller really doesn't work very well.

Even as a touch typist, I'd be hard-pressed to perfectly work a keyboard completely blind when it comes to games, since it's a different mindset and muscle movements than typing out text.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
17. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 11, 2015, 22:50 ViRGE
 
The fact that we only have 15 posts so far is really indicative of the mood on the summer sale. Enthusiasm for this year's sale is way, way down.  
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge Catalyst Title Confirmed
2. Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst Title Confirmed Jun 9, 2015, 21:30 ViRGE
 
The phrase "as we introduce X to a new generation" scares the crud out of me.  
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News Comments > Steam Expands Refund Policy
16. Re: Steam Expands Refund Policy Jun 2, 2015, 15:57 ViRGE
 
bhcompy wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 14:53:
LittleMe wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 14:51:
Nice! Two hours is fine for some games, not for others. I suspect if we disconnect from the Internet and play and those hours won't be counted.

You have to reconnect to the internet to do the refund and those hours are counted by the overlay.
Piece of cake. Just image the system with Acronis and restore it once you're done playing.

What will get you in the end is requesting so many refunds, since Valve has to process those. Otherwise for game time abuse, Valve doesn't have a perfect way to tell how long you've been playing a game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 2, 2015, 02:54 ViRGE
 
I wish the Starfighter team the best of luck. But it's not for me. They're chasing Star Citizen and Elite down the same PvP hole.

I'm still waiting for someone to set out and do a proper single player epic space sim. No PvP, no Newtonian physics. Just you, a bunch of bad guys, a slightly overpowered ship, and lots of lasers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2015, 17:23 ViRGE
 
Fantaz wrote on May 30, 2015, 16:02:
no Tron 3 makes me sad... :(
Agreed. I was looking forward to that finally going into production.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Drop Rate Increases
7. Re: Borderlands Drop Rate Increases May 27, 2015, 11:59 ViRGE
 
NetHead wrote on May 27, 2015, 10:00:
Creston wrote on May 27, 2015, 09:42:
After analyzing thousands of hours of your gameplay and feedback survey data, we’ve decided to add a permanent 3x drop rate increase to both games!

Really? Two years after the damn game comes out, you decide to increase the damn drop rate? The millions of people TELLING you the drop rate was garbage didn't give that away?


I wouldn't be surprised if the drop rate was deliberately low due to that Golden Key crap they were pulling.

Also with all the random aspects of weapons you will probably not get a good version of a weapon you were hoping for by the time you've finished the game, unless you give yourself basically infinite Gold Keys and farm the chest every X levels.
At that point you're better off just editing your save file. Which I will give Gearbox credit for: the drop rate may suck, but at least they didn't go full-on MMO here and prevent you from cheating if you feel like it.

panbient wrote on May 27, 2015, 11:50:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 27, 2015, 10:41:
That's like Diablo 3 just randomly dropping legendaries on you after you entered a code. Where is the FUN in that?

Did anyone actually get legendaries by using golden keys? Best I ever saw were purples and only very rarely worth equipping.
Golden keys only go up to Purple. Legendaries you have to get the hard way.
 
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