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Re: Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance Released
Dec 17, 2021, 13:35
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Re: Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance Released Dec 17, 2021, 13:35
Dec 17, 2021, 13:35
 
Cram wrote on Dec 17, 2021, 12:37:
GinRummy wrote on Dec 17, 2021, 12:25:
So, it's kind of a dialbo-ish isometric ARPG? Looks a little interesting, but not sure it's really my cup of soda. Anyone with experience with it?

Diablo'ish, yep but less complex than even Diablo 1 (example: loot and loot drops aren't even random). I owned it in 01/02 on the GC. I remember enjoying it at the time quite a bit. I recently, last year, played it again through "alternative" means. It did not hold up at all; I can't recommend it for $33.99 CAD. Deep steam sale, sure.

imo, the 2nd one was far better. In Dark Alliance 2, you could multi-class, and upon beating the game, were given a 2nd class to specialize in that wasn't available in the main game, letting you play a harder new game plus mode as a cross-class. For instance, the Barbarian became a Druid/Barbarian and started learning druid magic.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Dec 14, 2021, 02:24
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 14, 2021, 02:24
Dec 14, 2021, 02:24
 
I guess I'm just an internet veteran, or an untrusting person, but I've never fallen for these scams nor would that Zelle one linked here have got me. The first big mistake those people did was respond to the text. I had a guy charge my card in 2004 for about $4500 and Bank of America never called me. I only found it when looking at my notice. They caught him and refunded me (and blacklisted him), but I learned your bank doesn't really care and "fraud protection" is B.S.

I get text's all the time asking if I did this, did that, wired this, authorize that, and I block the numbers every time. They do this with paypal all the time, saying someone hacked my paypal. Which is hilarious because I don't have one. You never respond to those things. Never let them know they have a number that belongs to someone. It's better to just check your accounts every few days as a habit, and if you see anything odd, freeze it. I did that recently with a company that triple charged me when their website glitched. Did a charge back too,.
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Re: Bungie CEO Apologizes
Dec 12, 2021, 23:00
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Re: Bungie CEO Apologizes Dec 12, 2021, 23:00
Dec 12, 2021, 23:00
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 12, 2021, 20:49:
Icewind wrote on Dec 12, 2021, 19:00:
So do we cancel Bungie now like we did Activision, and Ubi, and whoever? I guess every company in the known world has to be super super super gentle with every single employee or it's abuse.

Well since you have no clue as to what they are referring to in great detail, yes any employee that was wronged against policy should have their case handled appropriately, not a guaranteed win, but handled appropriately and a proper resolution given. Why would that be in question? When was that not how things were done? To me we are just catching companies asleep at the wheel and/or sweeping things under the rug, those are not ideals to champion.

Were people getting held down on the middle of the floor and sexually violated? Were people getting punched out? From what I'm seeing in their apology it was:

#1: We didn't hire enough women (and paid the ones we did have less than males)
#2: We didn't hire enough non-whites
#3: We didn't fire people who were rude/unkind

Might as well shut down 99% of businesses then.
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Re: Bungie CEO Apologizes
Dec 12, 2021, 19:00
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Re: Bungie CEO Apologizes Dec 12, 2021, 19:00
Dec 12, 2021, 19:00
 
So do we cancel Bungie now like we did Activision, and Ubi, and whoever? I guess every company in the known world has to be super super super gentle with every single employee or it's abuse.
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Re: Quake Gets Horde Mode
Dec 3, 2021, 06:41
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Re: Quake Gets Horde Mode Dec 3, 2021, 06:41
Dec 3, 2021, 06:41
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 3, 2021, 00:22:
Completely irrelevant...but sometimes I read these articles and picture the look on my 20 something year old self's face if you had told me these things at a particular moment in time.

Like, imagine yourself being told the following in April/May 1999: It's 2021 and Quake, by id, is still for sale and being updated. It's even on an online store run by Epic, makers of Unreal. By the way, you can buy both games on a store called Steam run by Valve, the company that made Half-Life. Half Life 3 never happens and Duke Nukem Forever nearly took forever, not coming out until 2011. Microsoft now owns id. Electronic Arts buys out Bioware. You know how Bullfrog doesn't have much original staff left and Peter Molyneux just started Lionhead a year or two ago? That happens to Bioware except slowly and painfully instead of the relatively quick death of Bullfrog.


There might be some mental lapses in timing there but you all get my meaning. It is strange how this industry has turned out so far.

You know....SOMEONE should write a book about that.....someone who has been following the industry for a long time. Maybe even RUNNING A WEBSITE that follows the industry? cough*BLUE*cough I know I would buy it.

I often think about that myself. I am 45 and have been gaming since I was 6. Won awards for journalism, have a degree in it. A published author who quit the game community due to the toxicity of it. Had a popular youtube channel that, back in 2006-2009, documented gaming history and showed gameplay to games that were never shown on youtube at that time. I could do this.

But the gaming community beat me down to the point where I no longer have the desire.
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Re: Gone Gold - Halo Infinite
Nov 20, 2021, 04:25
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Re: Gone Gold - Halo Infinite Nov 20, 2021, 04:25
Nov 20, 2021, 04:25
 
I guess people are judging it by the lack luster multiplayer. Me, I'm just anxious for the campaign and hopefully the opportunity to co-op it with some friends.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Oct 28, 2021, 23:41
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Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 28, 2021, 23:41
Oct 28, 2021, 23:41
 
They're so hard to get I still can't get one...but yet managed to snag a 3080 and build a new PC.

At this point I just gave up on playing the Demon's Souls remake. That's all I wanted the PS5 for anyway.
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Re: Steam Top 10ish
Oct 3, 2021, 14:02
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Re: Steam Top 10ish Oct 3, 2021, 14:02
Oct 3, 2021, 14:02
 
It's cool that folks love New World and all, but secretly, the best Amazon Games MMORPG that everyone wants is Lost Ark. That doesn't come out until the Spring.
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Aug 13, 2021, 12:37
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Re: Aug 13, 2021, 12:37
Aug 13, 2021, 12:37
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Aug 13, 2021, 12:15:
The DarkPlaces quake project will be hard to beat I think.

You beat me to saying this.

I still have the same modded dark places install I've been using for a decade. I use it for Scourge of Armagon as well and still play it. Not to be a negative nancy, but I don't think anything modern triple-A devs can do will be as good as what a bunch of dedicated fans did. I'll stick with Dark Places.
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Re: Tormented Souls Demo
Aug 10, 2021, 12:46
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Re: Tormented Souls Demo Aug 10, 2021, 12:46
Aug 10, 2021, 12:46
 
I played this demo earlier in the year when they had that indie game promotion on Steam. Was honestly surprised with how good it was. Felt like the original RE with the aiming and the camera angles. I put it on my wishlist and plan to buy it day one.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 31, 2021, 00:03
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2021, 00:03
Jul 31, 2021, 00:03
 
This is still by far my favorite game site. No nonsense, just the news. Been coming here since 2000 I believe. Forget how I heard about it. I've worked on game sites, promoted them, joined their communities, have seen sites come and go...but if I'm being honest, no gaming news website comes anywhere close to this. You come here, read the news, no bias, no BS, just the news in a simple 1990s format that has never changed.

Don't know if you'll see this blue, but honestly, it's still the first site I visit every morning. Thanks for keeping it around.
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Re: Steam Deck Dates Shuffled
Jul 28, 2021, 12:05
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Re: Steam Deck Dates Shuffled Jul 28, 2021, 12:05
Jul 28, 2021, 12:05
 
I ordered mine literally as the site went up and my pre-purchase is still listed as "Q1 2022". Not a big deal, but I wonder if anyone actually managed to nail the december release.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Sued Over
Jul 22, 2021, 13:13
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Re: Activision Blizzard Sued Over Jul 22, 2021, 13:13
Jul 22, 2021, 13:13
 
This is great to hear, and quite funny, considering Michael Morhaime and his boys were bragging a few years back about how inclusive, diverse, and progressive they were as a company.

Every time you see these people go hard SJW, it always turns out years later they were - in actuality - total toxic douchebags.
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Re: Cris Tales Released
Jul 22, 2021, 12:18
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Re: Cris Tales Released Jul 22, 2021, 12:18
Jul 22, 2021, 12:18
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 11:40:
10 minutes in they send you on a grind level with encounters every 5 seconds and no healing drops whatsoever.... lmao

That almost killed it for me until I hit level 5 and two party members learned healing spells. After that, the game balanced out. I can understand people upset with it, but if you stick it out, it's quite good.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 1, 2021, 12:20
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 1, 2021, 12:20
Jul 1, 2021, 12:20
 
It was already revealed why Nintendo didn't mention it. They don't wasn't to release during the chip shortage and have fans who are unable to get consoles. Internally, they fear losing fans or getting backlash the way Sony has over the way they handled it.
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Re: Diablo IV Art Update
Jul 1, 2021, 01:05
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Re: Diablo IV Art Update Jul 1, 2021, 01:05
Jul 1, 2021, 01:05
 
So are they going to change the Amazon in D2 remake so she doesn't look like Donald Trump?
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Re: Chris Avellone Files Libel Suit
Jun 29, 2021, 03:42
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Re: Chris Avellone Files Libel Suit Jun 29, 2021, 03:42
Jun 29, 2021, 03:42
 
I hope this scares these SJW-ified geek girls that back-doored their way into the hobby and were coerced (read: brainwashed) into hating white males and conspiring to cancel them out of the industry. You can laugh if you want, but it's the truth and there have been talks for years amongst the good people in this industry on who will have the guts and the money to fight back at them.

Looks like Avellone is that one. Good luck to him.
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Re: Final Fantasy VII and Alan Wake Remake EGS Listings Spotted
Jun 18, 2021, 18:33
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Re: Final Fantasy VII and Alan Wake Remake EGS Listings Spotted Jun 18, 2021, 18:33
Jun 18, 2021, 18:33
 
FloodAnxiety wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 16:53:
FFVIIR has been a Sony PlayStation exclusive for over a year and it is looking like it will be closer to two years after the initial release before it reaches PC...

...and here on bluesnews comment section we have people worried that it will be an EGS exclusive.

I'm impressed. It takes a certain level of disdain for Epic to be upset with Epic for just the possibility of an EGS exclusive while being completely mum about the fact that it has been been an exclusive for Sony for about two years after initial release.

I've heard that the Epic hate is because of them running exclusives, and so I would expect the same level of hate for Sony when they do the same behavior.
But these folks remain quiet and give Sony a free pass. Kind of leads me to conclude that the hate isn't really about EGS exclusives, and is just hate against Epic. If they wait too long, then they might trigger my GTA5 reflex of "sorry, you took way to long to release this on PC; so long that I am used to waiting, and will pick it up at bargain bin sale prices instead; next time, release it sooner you dolts".

Maybe this is old Quake vs Unreal hate. Back in the old days of this site being the Quake rag, I'd imagine this site gathered those who preferred Quake to Unreal. So maybe the community has always been a little biased?

Does make me wonder if these folks are looking for reasons to hate Epic or if they have other reasons to hate Epic.

For me, if they hit both Steam and EGS at the same time at the same price point, I will choose Epic because Epic takes less of a cut from the publisher and doesn't require the publisher to sell at the same customer facing price that they sell on other platforms (like Steam requires). It is probably too much to hope that we will see a release this December, and I'm not very optimistic about seeing it with in the next year either.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't hold Sony to the same standard because over the past couple of years they've loosened up and are bringing their console exclusives to Steam. Granted, Horizon wasn't the greatest PC port, but Days Gone turned out splendidly.
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Re: Call of Duty Anti-Toxicity Progress Report
May 27, 2021, 00:43
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Re: Call of Duty Anti-Toxicity Progress Report May 27, 2021, 00:43
May 27, 2021, 00:43
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on May 27, 2021, 00:03:
The amount of anti white racism has ramped way up in the last few years, but that doesnt get touched. The recent anti jew stuff goes ignored too. Ya know, both ignored for "reasons".

"ChokeDaJews" or something like that running around. odd spelling, but you get the idea.

Agree on all counts, but let me add this: Gaming communities have always policed themselves. Having the developer ban anything they don't like will lead to chaos and resentment, eventually. Sure, the guys with the N word in their names will rightfully get banned, but they'll just extend it and keep extending it until everyone named Obama, Obummer, and anything with Monkey in the name will get banned too. It always goes this route. Always.

The road the hell is paved with good intentions.
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Re: Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance PC Plans
May 11, 2021, 00:55
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Re: Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance PC Plans May 11, 2021, 00:55
May 11, 2021, 00:55
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on May 10, 2021, 22:10:
This is wonderful news !
Remember fondly when I played Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 1 & 2 with the PCSX2 emulator (high resolution, instant load/save states, mouse & keyboard reconfigured)
If successful, maybe they'll continue the saga ?



One bad thing about the emulator is that the videos are incredibly choppy/garbled and some of the sounds/visual effects are improperly emulated. I always wanted a proper pc version and I'm excited to see them doing it. Hope they'll do Dark Alliance 2 as well, since it was the better of the two, imho.
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