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News Comments > Next Week's Steam Summer Sale Confirmed?
16. Re: Next Week's Steam Summer Sale Confirmed? Jun 16, 2016, 13:12 Creston
 
I don't really even get excited for these anymore. The last couple have been kinda underwhelming, and for the next nine months there's so much coming out that even IF there was a great deal on the few games I'd still like to add, I wouldn't have time to play it for the next year anyway.

/old man forlorn mumbling.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Video
7. Re: Into the Black Jun 15, 2016, 23:06 Creston
 
Rhett wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 21:41:
I hope they bring back ME3 multiplayer too. That was so fun.

They had confirmed the same form of mp, only expanded, a long time ago during one of their first announcements of Andromeda. Whether that's remained the same, I don't know, but I assume so. The MP packs made them a lot of money, so I doubt EA will let them drop it.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Hits 10M; Launches Balance Patch
25. Re: Overwatch Hits 10M; Launches Balance Patch Jun 15, 2016, 21:03 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 20:35:
Come on Creston ya know ya want to play!

And I promise to not push ya off any ledges

Ain't got no time, homie. Too much shit to play already!
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Video
1. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Video Jun 15, 2016, 20:32 Creston
 
Too little to get too excited about, but it looks good.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Adding Microtransactions
18. Re: Battleborn Adding Microtransactions Jun 15, 2016, 20:03 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 08:16:
but in this case it really is all cosmetic. So *shrug, who cares.

bank spaces, loadouts, or boost their XP and credit earnings

I dunno, man, doesn't just seem 'cosmetic' to me.
 
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News Comments > Pro Cycling Manager 2016 Tomorrow
6. Re: Pro Cycling Manager 2016 Tomorrow Jun 15, 2016, 18:42 Creston
 
But will I be able to put electric motors in my bikes? Otherwise authenticity is just shot, man.

 
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News Comments > Forza Horizon 3 Windows 10 Confirmed
21. Re: Forza Horizon 3 Windows 10 Confirmed Jun 15, 2016, 18:39 Creston
 
yuastnav wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 04:45:
But is the driving any good? Like I said, I loved the idea of TDU2 but the driving was just okay and that is also the reason why I stayed away from The Crew.
I'm not a sim guy, although I do play Dirt Rally with a wheel and without assists and it is so much fun, but I would like the cars to feel different and not be too arcadey.

The driving in FH2 was pretty decent. Again, it's not a sim, but you could do burnouts and power slide etc, so there were at least some rudimentary physics going on. More importantly, different cars FELT different when you were driving them, and you could feel the upgrades making a difference.

All in all, it's a huge sandbox full of great looking cars and lots of fun, arcadey stuff to do.

Since Amazon gives 20% off preorders, I went with the Ultimate edition.
 
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News Comments > Forza Horizon 3 Windows 10 Confirmed
15. Re: Forza Horizon 3 Windows 10 Confirmed Jun 14, 2016, 21:08 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 20:50:
HoSpanky wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 16:34:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 15:52:
I played the 1st one. Honestly rather have Forza 6 full.

Ehh, it's all down to what you like in your games. The Forza numbered series is super dry and I don't find it very engaging. I got F5 with my Xbone and was very disappointed in it. You spend as much time in menus as you do racing, which isn't my idea of a good time. Races in the Horizon games require you to drive to them the first time (can teleport to locations once you've been there). The game world is actually something you explore, it's not just shit on the side of the track.

I spent more time play Virus tag in the Forza # series (and having more fun) then in Horizons. In Horizons cars aren't really ALL that defined (more sim meets need for speed'ish/arcade) where as in Forza I could take a awesome little Lotus with amazing handling and off the line power and utterly destroy cars that people picked for just say speed.

In Forza Horizons 2 you can buy a Volkswagen Transporter (aka the Bus), and modify it so that it goes 0-100mph in 4.4 seconds. And then drag race it against people in Hennesey Venom GTs, and beat the living shit out of them.

Winner: Horizons.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Adding Microtransactions
3. Re: Battleborn Adding Microtransactions Jun 14, 2016, 21:04 Creston
 
Full priced game. Half the roster locked. Season pass. Microtransactions for non-cosmetic items.

No, you fuckers aren't greedy at all. What a fucking joke this game is. Back when this shit was called Evolve everyone in the world was calling the devs out on it.


 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 4 Announced
8. Re: Dead Rising 4 Announced Jun 14, 2016, 21:03 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 18:31:
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 18:27:
Look, we've given MS a TON of shit over the years for their 'support' of PC gaming, but they have just announced three (four?) major AAA titles that would have been exclusives last year, and said they are coming to the PC.

Yes, it's a UWA/UWP (whatever) and only on Windows 10, but they ARE going to be on PC, and I think the "buy once play wherever" thing is also to be applauded as a good measure, especially since it will allow mp crossplay. (more controller peasants to frag!)

So, for my part, good on ya, MS.

I gotta give that a dismissive wank, Creston!



... that's fair.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
74. Re: Elder Scrolls VI in Development Jun 14, 2016, 21:02 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 19:23:
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 13:36:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 11:22:
The only real issue I have is how game time is linked to frames generated, which is really weird for today's standards.

Just out of curiosity, how do more modern engines deal with it? I know engines have an internal tick rate, but isn't that just the same thing?

First here is a video showing what I'm talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4EHjFkVw-s

Okay, that is just fucking stupid. What the hell, Bethesda?
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
73. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 14, 2016, 20:37 Creston
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 18:31:
What?? FO3's quests had multiple ways of doing them. You could be an a-hole and all that. In FO4, there's no choice(other than the big main quest choice) and you have to be the good guy.

Granted, FO4 misses a lot of the "you can be evil" options, but in general there's more ways to do quests, and there's no such shit as the quest in Little Lamplight, where the fucking kid refuses to open the gate for you, even if you're the evilest bastard the wasteland has ever seen, and you would have no qualms just shooting him in his little shit face.

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Hits 10M; Launches Balance Patch
1. Re: Overwatch Hits 10M; Launches Balance Patch Jun 14, 2016, 20:31 Creston
 
Hot damn, that's nuts.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
68. Re: Elder Scrolls VI in Development Jun 14, 2016, 18:30 Creston
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 18:26:
Megatextures are a good fit for an open world game,

I... don't think that's true?
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
66. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 14, 2016, 18:29 Creston
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 18:13:
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 18:04:
For the record, once you got power armor and plasma weapons in Fallout, you would steamroll everything in your path as well. But there it was obviously just 'great writing?'

Edit : Apologies, I thought I was replying to Scottish, not you, Beamer. The Fallout One comment was more directed at him.

Hey, at least you don't find that power armor and plasma rifle in the crater of a bomb that didn't actually explode, all while asking people if they've seen your father, "a middle aged guy"!

Haha, fair enough.

You'll get no argument from me on Fallout 3's writing. It was abominable. I still loved the game, just because the exploration in it was so much fun, but the quests were absolutely fucking terrible. They HAVE gotten significantly better in FO4, though.

 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 4 Announced
3. Re: Dead Rising 4 Announced Jun 14, 2016, 18:27 Creston
 
Look, we've given MS a TON of shit over the years for their 'support' of PC gaming, but they have just announced three (four?) major AAA titles that would have been exclusives last year, and said they are coming to the PC.

Yes, it's a UWA/UWP (whatever) and only on Windows 10, but they ARE going to be on PC, and I think the "buy once play wherever" thing is also to be applauded as a good measure, especially since it will allow mp crossplay. (more controller peasants to frag!)

So, for my part, good on ya, MS.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Net Neutrality Jun 14, 2016, 18:10 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 14:55:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 12:03:
Always nice when the government actually gets something right... Net Neutrality ruling.


It's a good ruling but it will get appealed to the SCOTUS.

That's fine, since that's where it has to go anyway. No law of this kind is ever settled in the US until SCOTUS rules on it. It makes me wonder why we bother with the bullshit of first having some district peon judge rule on it, then an appeals court, before finally going to the people who need to decide.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
60. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 14, 2016, 18:04 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 16:36:
Broken Mechanics:

Oblivion - you can break the game by wearing too much Chameleon armor. This isn't exploiting anything, it's just wearing too much armor.

Skyrim - you can exploit the game and make super armor so powerful that you're invincible. This, I feel, was an exploit, whereas Chameleon armor was not.


Also, removing athletics from Skyrim was frustrating. Bethesda really doesn't understand how much more fun it was to find new places when you could leap 10 feet in the air and wiggle back and forth. It made walking long distances weirdly satisfying. Yes, I know a ton of us exploited that by keeping the game on and jumping while watching a movie or something, but being able to leap around was just... satisfying.

You realize that your 'satisfying' athletics experience was another 'broken game mechanic' as you describe it, right? Why is spending the effort to get crafting to 100% and getting all the obsidian ore needed for Daedric armor (and then getting enchanting to 100% and freshly dual-enchanting said armor) to become night immortal somehow a broken mechanic, but getting Athletics to 100 so you can literally jump outside levels and over combatants etc just part of the normal gameplay experience? This makes zero sense. They're both end-game abilities. They require massive amounts of effort to reach. Why the duality in how they are viewed?

I will give you the Chameleon armor, that was just plain borked. Of course, everyone hails Morrowind as Bethesda's champion, where in Morrowind you could (eventually, as an end-game ability) enchant so many layers of armor and items that you truly became a God. Equipping an amulet with permanent fly so that 99% of all creatures in the game couldn't do anything to you anymore was a little OP too.

So is it really broken, or is it just an end-game mechanic where they ALLOW you to become ultra OP?

For the record, once you got power armor and plasma weapons in Fallout, you would steamroll everything in your path as well. But there it was obviously just 'great writing?'

Edit : Apologies, I thought I was replying to Scottish, not you, Beamer. The Fallout One comment was more directed at him.


 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
59. Re: Elder Scrolls VI in Development Jun 14, 2016, 17:56 Creston
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 15:46:
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 13:38:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 12:10:
My guess, Witcher 3 came out and they were like "Shit, we need to really up our game"


I'm sure they took note of many things in Witcher 3 (hopefully especially on the quest writing front, though FO4 has significantly better written quests than Skyrim), but again, it's a ridiculously unfair comparison. Skyrim came out in 2011 and had to run on the shitty Xbox 360 and the even shittier PS3. Witcher 3 came out in 2015 and had to run on the PS4/Xbone. It's a night and day difference.

I wasn't comparing it to skyrim. It sounds like you are? From what I've gathered, and it's an inexperienced conclusion since I have not played it, Fallout 4 stayed true to being a fallout setting but overall not that much in terms of quality that witcher 3 delivered in terms of story/dialogue. Which is same time frame.

Sorry, I thought you were comparing it to Skyrim. True, Fallout 4's top quests can't touch the Witcher 3's top quests, but all in all, Fallout 4's quests are substantially better than Skyrim's, so it's not as if Bethesda totally ignored all the complaints they got from Skyrim/FO3.

What I was saying is they saw what set the new "bar" and now they need to work on making it on the same spectrum (maybe better) which will take quite a bit of time. Remember, this is a full year after Witcher 3 came out that these statements are being made.

I seriously, seriously doubt that Bethesda is delaying a new Elder Scrolls game because Witcher 3 was a great game. This is a studio whose games sell 8 million + copies, and whose last Elder Scrolls game sold 36 million + copies. They're not going to lose sleep over CD Projekt Red. Have they played and analyzed it? Sure. But they did not suddenly scramble and rewrite chunks of their own game because of it.
 
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News Comments > Just Dance VR Prototype
4. Re: Just Dance VR Prototype Jun 14, 2016, 14:58 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 14:50:
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 13:52:
Fuck and Yes ^ 2!!!!


Admit it, you're just stoked for the Biebs.

And I'm ALL about Wanko Ni Mero Mero, ESPECIALLY in a three minute sensory experience.
 
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