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Re: Bungie Announces Marathon
May 24, 2023, 22:53
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Re: Bungie Announces Marathon May 24, 2023, 22:53
May 24, 2023, 22:53
 
Razumen wrote on May 24, 2023, 21:16:
"Bungie announces Marathon, a PvP extraction shooter"

This here is prime case study in how to raise, and instantly kill, interest in a project in one single sentence.
^ This. The core appeal of the Marathon Trilogy was the setting, the story, and the gameplay of mowing down hordes of aliens with dual-wielded double-barrelled shotguns. No-one asked for a PvP extraction shooter. I'd be more than happy with a remake of the original trilogy.

And yes, make Oni 2 (or remake Oni) you cowards!
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Re: Buffs, Nerfs, and Bugs
May 21, 2023, 21:44
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Re: Buffs, Nerfs, and Bugs May 21, 2023, 21:44
May 21, 2023, 21:44
 
The core gameplay of War Thunder was fun, but I quit years ago. It was getting harder to find low-tier matches and the path to unlocking upper-tier vehicles was too grindy.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Hero Mode Cancelled
May 17, 2023, 23:36
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Re: Overwatch 2 Hero Mode Cancelled May 17, 2023, 23:36
May 17, 2023, 23:36
 
Carcifier wrote on May 17, 2023, 12:53:
This is not accurate. No one has to pay to get new characters. I haven't paid a cent and I have them all. You have to pay if you want access to them day one of release. Which doesn't really matter cause it takes a couple weeks for them to be available in ranked. They're not hard to unlock. Additionally, you can get a "free" battle pass every other season if you complete weekly quests.

This also is inaccurate. The only way to get new heroes for free is to progress through the battlepass to rank 45 (or thereabouts) - so if you take a break or don't play often then you might not earn enough EXP to unlock them. If you take a longer break, or are a new player, you'll miss battlepass seasons entirely and have no choice but to pay if you want those heroes.

Like every other "Live Service" game, OW2 relies on FOMO to make players too scared to stop playing, rather than making the game so fun that they want to keep playing.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Hero Mode Cancelled
May 17, 2023, 11:16
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Re: Overwatch 2 Hero Mode Cancelled May 17, 2023, 11:16
May 17, 2023, 11:16
 
Terrible decision. A big part of this game's appeal is the setting and characters, and story-based single-player content could do wonders to revitalise it.
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Re: Paradox Announcement Show Next Week
Feb 28, 2023, 01:03
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Re: Paradox Announcement Show Next Week Feb 28, 2023, 01:03
Feb 28, 2023, 01:03
 
I'm pretty sure HBS said they won't be making another Battletech game but I'm still hoping for another Battletech game.
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Re: Gone Gold - Dead Space Remake
Dec 15, 2022, 23:39
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Re: Gone Gold - Dead Space Remake Dec 15, 2022, 23:39
Dec 15, 2022, 23:39
 
Xero wrote on Dec 15, 2022, 22:13:
Yeah, at this point, Gone Gold probably means, they at least have the final product ready to go. There will be post release patches, but the game is ready for release. Obviously with the ability to download your games these days, you don't need to wait forever for it to go to the publisher to mass produce discs, manuals, boxes, and finally shipping out to the stores. That part has been mostly cut and a huge cost savings for everyone involved.

Console games *are* still being sold physically, even if it's far less common than it used to be, so publishers still need "Gold" discs to send out for mass production.

Also, the Gold version is the one that's ready to be reviewed by ratings agencies.
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Re: Unreal Tournament 3 X Revealed
Dec 14, 2022, 23:35
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Re: Unreal Tournament 3 X Revealed Dec 14, 2022, 23:35
Dec 14, 2022, 23:35
 
I forgot UT3 was a thing so when I saw this headline I thought they were releasing UT4 in an unfinished state so modders could flesh it out, and I was really excited. Now I'm sad.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Dec 13, 2022, 23:40
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Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 13, 2022, 23:40
Dec 13, 2022, 23:40
 
"He wants your legal advice."
"STOP BREAKING THE LAW ASSHOLE!!!"
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Re: Hades II Announced
Dec 9, 2022, 23:58
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Re: Hades II Announced Dec 9, 2022, 23:58
Dec 9, 2022, 23:58
 
Darks wrote on Dec 9, 2022, 14:46:
I see they are making the same mistake making this Single player and not adding coop like the fans wanted.

I never wanted coop in HADES, and have never seen anyone else that wanted it. When you say "the fans", do you actually mean "some players, including me"?

Anyway, I'm really excited about HADES 2. This will be Supergiant's first sequel, and I'd like to think they wouldn't revisit an existing IP unless they had a ton of ideas about how to keep it fresh.
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Released
Dec 1, 2022, 00:00
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Released Dec 1, 2022, 00:00
Dec 1, 2022, 00:00
 
No private lobbies, no solo play with bots. Hard pass for now.
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Re: PlanetSide 2 Turns 10
Nov 20, 2022, 06:19
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Re: PlanetSide 2 Turns 10 Nov 20, 2022, 06:19
Nov 20, 2022, 06:19
 
It was fun for a while and I have good memories of coordinating massive airdrops on enemy bases, but there wasn't enough variety to keep it fresh and I loss interest. When I decided to give it another go, I discovered they'd killed the Australian servers, so that was the end for me.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Under Attack
Oct 4, 2022, 21:26
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Re: Overwatch 2 Under Attack Oct 4, 2022, 21:26
Oct 4, 2022, 21:26
 
theglaze wrote on Oct 4, 2022, 21:23:
Mystery Heroes now has a permanent home in Quick Play game modes! Love
My favorite mode, woo!
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Re: GTA6 Footage Leaks
Sep 19, 2022, 11:15
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Re: GTA6 Footage Leaks Sep 19, 2022, 11:15
Sep 19, 2022, 11:15
 
This kind of thing is devastating to the devs working on the game. They've been at it for years under an incredibly strict NDA, *wanting* to tell people what they're working on, but keeping quiet because it's vital* that studios not talk about what they're making until they know it will actually be made. Now their hard work has been thrust into the spotlight as an unpolished, broken mess.

*vital because 1) announcements of huge AAA titles can have a direct impact on a company's share price, 2) it's normal for features to be scrapped during development, and announcing/showcasing them in advance can lead to disappointment, and 3) many gamers are entitled man-babies who don't know anything about how games are actually made but feel justified in making demands of the people who do
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Re: Labor Day Metaverse
Sep 6, 2022, 06:51
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Re: Labor Day Metaverse Sep 6, 2022, 06:51
Sep 6, 2022, 06:51
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Sep 5, 2022, 22:30:
“There are certainly themes Tolkien felt were important. We made a promise to ourselves at the beginning of the process that we weren’t going to put any of our own politics, our own messages or our own themes into these movies. What we were trying to do was to analyze what was important to Tolkien and to try to honor that. In a way, we’re trying to make these films for him, not for ourselves.”
-- Peter Jackson

‘It felt only natural to us that an adaptation of Tolkien’s work would reflect what the world actually looks like.’
-- Executive Producer of the new series, Lindsey Weber

All art reflects the world view of its creator, and is therefore political. No exceptions. Excluding people of colour from your story is no less political than including them.
I really enjoyed TROP episodes 1 & 2. It's rough in a few areas, but so were the movies.
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Re: Overwatch Loot Box Sales End This Month
Aug 10, 2022, 04:02
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Re: Overwatch Loot Box Sales End This Month Aug 10, 2022, 04:02
Aug 10, 2022, 04:02
 
Overwatch may have popularised lootboxes, but its implementation has always been the best possible example. Lootbox content is 100% cosmetic, and lootboxes are regularly earned simply by playing the game. Lootboxes also contain a currency that you can use to purchase specific cosmetics that you want, and any duplicates that come out of the lootboxes are also converted to this currency.
I've never had trouble getting all the cosmetics I want in Overwatch, and I've never bought a lootbox.
The only money I spent on Overwatch post-launch was for the Mercy Pink Skin that raised over $10 million for breast cancer research.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jun 7, 2022, 00:28
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Re: Quoteworthy Jun 7, 2022, 00:28
Jun 7, 2022, 00:28
 
I worked at EA several years ago (BioWare to be precise), and found myself among excellent people who were genuinely supportive of inclusivity and diversity. I can't speak for the execs of course, and can only speculate on the current situation, but I believe these statements reflect the reality of the grassroots level of the company, and aren't just for PR purposes.
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Re: Overwatch 2 PvP Beta Tomorrow
Apr 26, 2022, 07:21
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Re: Overwatch 2 PvP Beta Tomorrow Apr 26, 2022, 07:21
Apr 26, 2022, 07:21
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 26, 2022, 05:36:
Prez wrote on Apr 26, 2022, 02:34:
I'm 51 and have been a gamer my whole life, yet I've never before signed up for access to a closed beta. I'm wondering, is there anything beyond meeting the company's listed required specs that a company will look for or is it purely random when handing out invites?

It use to be if ya had more of their products you would get into the Beta's. I figured I was a shoe in for Shadowlands, but it's all based around random BS (like if you're a popular streamer, pre-ordered etc), these days.
OW2 is starting to throw a lot more red flags for me (5 man teams now, character changes like Orisa, etc).

In this case the popular streamers were secretly invited to the Alpha (NDA lifted a few days ago), and you can't pre-order OW2 yet so I'm guessing it's going to be mostly RNG.

I have concerns re: the new 5v5 PvP, but I really like the sound of Orisa's changes.
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Re: Dead Employee's Family Sues Activision Blizzard
Mar 4, 2022, 23:18
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Re: Dead Employee's Family Sues Activision Blizzard Mar 4, 2022, 23:18
Mar 4, 2022, 23:18
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 4, 2022, 21:59:
Lack of HR would be part of it. Companies with problematic management probably don't have strong HR departments.
Not so much "Lack of HR", as a lack of *good* HR. Many HR departments see their job as protecting the company from its employees rather than the other way around. Unsurprising, I guess, when your job title explicitly tells you to think of humans as resources.
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Re: On Diablo II: Resurrected Issues
Sep 25, 2021, 07:54
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Re: On Diablo II: Resurrected Issues Sep 25, 2021, 07:54
Sep 25, 2021, 07:54
 
MattyC wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 22:18:
I find it rather strange that the first thing my prehistoric i7 CPU can't run is not a modern graphics heavy shooter, but rather a minor graphical update to a 21 year old game.

"minor graphical update"?!? They replaced every old sprite and background with completely 3D assets and lighting! That's a staggering amount of work done by the studio, and a whole lot of polygons, textures, and shaders to push around.
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta
Aug 21, 2021, 00:07
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta Aug 21, 2021, 00:07
Aug 21, 2021, 00:07
 
It's exactly what a remaster should be, but I'd forgotten how *slow* Diablo 2 was. The open beta is a fun nostalgia trip, but I'm not sure whether I'll end up buying this.
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