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Re: Atari Mania Next Month
Sep 24, 2022, 09:03
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Re: Atari Mania Next Month Sep 24, 2022, 09:03
Sep 24, 2022, 09:03
 
The 2600 games that I grew up with are so primitive that they hold little to no appeal to me. Atari doesn’t even own the IP to the best games for that console.
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Re: Madden 23
Aug 27, 2022, 22:08
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Re: Madden 23 Aug 27, 2022, 22:08
Aug 27, 2022, 22:08
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 27, 2022, 19:07:
I can't find a source for this, but I recently about how FIFA development goes - bugs are logged and fixed by severity. Any bugs that remain at launch are then considered unimportant since, hey, the game launched, how bad can these bugs be? So the next year's version is developed with these bugs still present, new bugs are created and again only some of these are fixed. Others are in the game at launch, so again they must be unimportant. Even serious issues, if the release schedule doesn't give the devs time to fix them, they remain in the code in perpetuity.

For years, these build up and up. Occasionally there will be major rewrites of something wiping bugs in that part of the game, but other bugs can remain for decades. Snug as a bug in a repository.

The problems are also exacerbated by the longer development cycles needed for modern games vs the set in stone yearly release schedule for sports titles. There’s less time to add new features and fix bugs. Then add the prioritization of monetization features and it’s crystal clear why fans are so dissatisfied.
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Re: Madden 23
Aug 27, 2022, 17:48
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Re: Madden 23 Aug 27, 2022, 17:48
Aug 27, 2022, 17:48
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 27, 2022, 16:31:
EA has no one to blame but themselves.

The incompetence over such an extended period of time is baffling. It’s been over a decade since Tiburon has released a Madden game that was considered “good”. And EA does absolutely nothing year after year to address the problem. Quality apparently isn’t a concern at all as long as people are buying it.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Aug 26, 2022, 19:26
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Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 26, 2022, 19:26
Aug 26, 2022, 19:26
 
Gabe talked about future Steam Deck hardware before it was even released so this isn’t really news. It’s just confirmation that Valve hasn’t changed their plans.

And for those that think that the current Steam Deck is too limited, have you actually tried it? It’s been far better than I ever hoped for and I had very high expectations.
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Re: Get Republique for Free
Jul 30, 2022, 14:05
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Re: Get Republique for Free Jul 30, 2022, 14:05
Jul 30, 2022, 14:05
 
Verified on Steam Deck too.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jul 17, 2022, 10:48
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Re: Quoteworthy Jul 17, 2022, 10:48
Jul 17, 2022, 10:48
 
Hardline Mike wrote on Jul 16, 2022, 10:58:
Teddy wrote on Jul 16, 2022, 09:08:
This statement isn't as bad as some people are making it out to be.

It's John Riccitiello. He could come out and say the sky tends to be blue on a clear day and gamers would find some way to disagree. These are the same people who voted EA as a more evil company than Monsanto. Combined with some peoples refusal to do anything but read the clickbait headline, you can see how people might not have a nuanced opinion on what the guy has to say.

Sorry, but that just comes across as extremely pretentious. Riccitiello’s reputation at EA was well earned. Why does he deserve the benefit of the doubt?
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Re: Fall Guys Free for All Attracts 20M Player
Jun 27, 2022, 10:45
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Re: Fall Guys Free for All Attracts 20M Player Jun 27, 2022, 10:45
Jun 27, 2022, 10:45
 
heroin wrote on Jun 27, 2022, 05:51:
Only commenting because of the "Epic needs a new cash cow" - but now I see - do they really need a new cash cow?

Sorry, I wasn’t implying that Epic needs Fall Guys or that Fortnite is in trouble. But it’s never a bad idea to diversify. They saw an opportunity for another hit and grabbed it.

This comment was edited on Jun 27, 2022, 10:57.
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Re: Fall Guys Free for All Attracts 20M Players
Jun 26, 2022, 23:40
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Re: Fall Guys Free for All Attracts 20M Players Jun 26, 2022, 23:40
Jun 26, 2022, 23:40
 
I understand why they switched to free to play. Epic is looking for their next cash cow. But I miss the simplicity of the original version.

The menu interface is so cluttered now. I don’t understand and don’t really care to understand the new progression system.

I know it’s my anti free to play bias but I gave up after ten minutes. I have too many other games in my backlog to play.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jun 8, 2022, 14:24
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 8, 2022, 14:24
Jun 8, 2022, 14:24
 
This has always been a problem with EA’s horrendous account management. I gave up after trying for four years to get them to merge my Origin account and an older account tied to my Xbox. I never could get a straight answer out of their support explaining why it wouldn’t work. They just kept the request in a pending status for years.

Fun fact: The pending request also prevented me from playing my purchased EA Xbox games for years. Luckily I wasn’t using my Xbox much at the time.
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Re: Madden NFL 23 in August; Non-PC Feature Touted
Jun 2, 2022, 17:12
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Re: Madden NFL 23 in August; Non-PC Feature Touted Jun 2, 2022, 17:12
Jun 2, 2022, 17:12
 
Same old story. EA treats the PC like a second class citizen by deciding not to update it to the current gen console codebase. Then they wonder why sales tank. Doesn’t matter much anyway. Madden 21 and 22 were horrible. Not expecting any better for 23.
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Re: Steam Deck Docks Delayed
Jun 2, 2022, 16:55
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Re: Steam Deck Docks Delayed Jun 2, 2022, 16:55
Jun 2, 2022, 16:55
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 2, 2022, 12:26:
Cram wrote on Jun 2, 2022, 12:19:
Everythings delayed.

I am, and I assume many others, still waiting for my preorder for the 512gb version. It was "Q1" window when I preordered and then a couple days later after the preorder silently changed to "Q2" -- placed the preorder about 75 minutes into the preorder launch...almost one year ago. I think their version of Q2 was originally a Jan - March window too, and that changed. May be wrong about that.

75 minutes into it for a 512gb? You poor, poor bastard. I think they're still delivering around the first 20 minutes for that model. It'll be a while. I was 41 minutes into the 256, and got mine a few weeks back. The 512gb was much more heavily ordered and it's moving much more slowly there.

The US 512 queue is starting to accelerate after moving at a glacier pace since launch. It jumped from 32 to 41 minutes over the past week. The SteamDeck subreddit is doing a great job tracking orders.

https://reddit.com/r/SteamDeck/comments/v3cpsr/order_email_megathread_june_02_2022/
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 28, 2022, 19:14
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 28, 2022, 19:14
May 28, 2022, 19:14
 
Reddit’s karma system is intentionally designed to promote hive mind behavior over open and honest discussion. And that’s before you factor in poor moderation. Because apparently groupthink is what drives views.
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Re: No Man's Sky Leviathan Update
May 25, 2022, 19:57
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Re: No Man's Sky Leviathan Update May 25, 2022, 19:57
May 25, 2022, 19:57
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on May 25, 2022, 18:59:
Could you just, like, stop ?

Forgiving and forgetting is next to impossible for some people. There are a few here that are still upset that Romero wanted to make them his bitch in 1997.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
May 15, 2022, 19:16
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Re: Sunday Metaverse May 15, 2022, 19:16
May 15, 2022, 19:16
 
If Stadia was serious about competing, it would have taken billions of dollars, decades of time, and plenty of failures along the way. Google just never had the stomach for it so they pulled the plug at the first sign of trouble. It’s a shame because they have the infrastructure and the tech was decent.
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Re: Playing Destiny 2 on Steam Deck a Bannable Offense
Mar 2, 2022, 16:57
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Re: Playing Destiny 2 on Steam Deck a Bannable Offense Mar 2, 2022, 16:57
Mar 2, 2022, 16:57
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2022, 13:13:
So, "Steam Deck not supported." Got it.

Banning players takes it to another level. Not everyone wants to jump on the Proton and Steam Deck bandwagon yet and anti-cheat may present some challenges. But why be openly hostile to your customers?
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Re: Steam Deck Reviews
Feb 26, 2022, 14:00
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Re: Steam Deck Reviews Feb 26, 2022, 14:00
Feb 26, 2022, 14:00
 
Proton isn’t Windows on Linux. It’s a compatibility layer for running Windows games on Linux.

As far as I know, Valve only promised that Windows would run on the Deck to offer users a choice. There’s no Deck Verified program for Windows and I wouldn’t expect Valve to support SteamOS and Windows equally. It’s probably going to be up to the community to help fill in the gaps.

So if you’re buying a Deck only to run Windows, you may want to wait and see how things progress first.

This comment was edited on Feb 26, 2022, 14:15.
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Re: The Sims 4 Free Weekend
Feb 4, 2022, 11:59
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Re: The Sims 4 Free Weekend Feb 4, 2022, 11:59
Feb 4, 2022, 11:59
 
After eight years, EA is still milking this. I guess the 51 pieces of DLC don’t sell themselves.
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal
Jan 19, 2022, 09:22
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal Jan 19, 2022, 09:22
Jan 19, 2022, 09:22
 
Even though I really dislike the guy, I have to give Bobby credit. He found a way to hit the eject button on his terms. I imagine that Microsoft will jettison him shortly after the deal closes but he got what he wanted.

Edit: The Wall Street Journal reports that Kotick will leave when the deal closes.

This comment was edited on Jan 19, 2022, 09:58.
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Re: Steam Deck on Deck
Jan 14, 2022, 12:01
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Re: Steam Deck on Deck Jan 14, 2022, 12:01
Jan 14, 2022, 12:01
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 14, 2022, 01:22:
Yeah, I'm a little annoyed they are making this 1280x780 (or 800, it's unclear) instead of 1920x1080 at the very least. That's going to make a lot of games look terrible right off the bat, let alone how small the screen is... my eyes may be too old for handhelds now.

I’m assuming that 1080p is more than the current APU can handle if you’re targeting 60 fps and a reasonable battery life. It will be interesting to see what it can do in docked mode, especially with FidelityFX.
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Re: GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Still Unavailable on PC
Nov 14, 2021, 17:04
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Re: GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Still Unavailable on PC Nov 14, 2021, 17:04
Nov 14, 2021, 17:04
 
I regret my purchase. My sense of nostalgia gets the better of me and I actually think these developers care as much as the fans do. I should have learned my lesson with Warcraft 3 Reforged.
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