The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Sep 13, 2022, 20:20:
Anyway, just you wait; it will turn out that the only reason EA is doing this is because they don't want to pay for a license to a third-party (like Easy Anti-Cheat) for the functionality. I'd wager this move might even have been inspired by one or more of those third-parties trying to renegotiate their deal with EA.
It certainly won't result in more robust software since it will just be a side-operation for EA, whereas companies like Punkbuster or EasyCheat do nothing but work on the thing (and even they have problems getting it right). It's a penny-pinching move by EA's C-level execs, nothing more.
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 10, 2022, 22:53:jdreyer wrote on Aug 10, 2022, 22:44:RogueSix wrote on Aug 10, 2022, 20:24:Maybe he wants more time to play Elite.
Know I'm gonna shit for this, but Elite while awesome in it's own time (and a great VR Showcase), they have only had Planet Zoo and the 2 Jurrasic World games. Star Citizen is vastly more fun to play (even with limited content in alpha).
blinddog wrote on Aug 4, 2022, 20:17:
Have the same weird problem with drying on balcony at my apartment block in Iceland.
House rules states no drying laundry there (or no clothing lines at least I believe), and no dusting things during daytime? Weird that it seems I can dust things between 8 pm & 7 am..
Part of the excuse seems to be that stuff on the balconies can not be a "blemish" for the looks of the block.
People don't seem to take it too seriously though, I've seen a few with low hanging lines basically out of sight, and a few (me included) just have a portable hanger that we can move in & out as needed (also kinda hidden out of sight).
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jul 30, 2022, 12:34:Wolfen wrote on Jul 30, 2022, 10:59:Talk of in the nick of time. Things seems to be going downhill for gamers there too.
Just waiting for it to show up in Malaysia. Can't even reserve it on their site haha.
Yes... I left China finally. Just before their recent covid lockdowns again this year.
Best of luck in your new home !
RogueSix wrote on Jul 13, 2022, 02:10:Wolfen wrote on Jul 12, 2022, 20:39:
If they go down the route they did before with DLC and such, it's a no go for me.
Not a "no go" for me but definitely a long wait & see for a complete edition (on sale). It might turn into a no go yet if a Relic account is also required for the full game and not just that playtest.
Kxmode wrote on Jul 11, 2022, 22:50:
Not a fan of the Ignore link. It will be a pain to click that, and I click that more than any other button. I'll probably make a Tampermonkey script to make it into a proper button.
I also prefer to view the queue on the store page to see the ratings, information, and whatnot. This popup modal doesn't provide enough information. All this is going to do is lead to me opening these games in new tabs.
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 11, 2022, 21:28:RedEye9 wrote on Jul 11, 2022, 19:36:
GameStonk NFT marketplace. They survived for this?
Trend following idiots saved a company that was mismanaged and destined for bankruptcy and dissolution for over a decade and you are surprised that this is the end result? I mean, these morons bought Think geek and almost immediately devalued it. I get wanting to save AMC. Some people like watching movies in theaters, tradition, whatever. Why the fuck does anybody want to save a game company that went from a great place to trade games to a place that markets to you and tries to force you into subscriptions and pre-orders?
THen they jump on NFTs as soon as people start realizing what a scam they are. Good timing, Gamestop. I see you are run by the sharpest of the sharp, as always.
Holywhippet wrote on Jul 3, 2022, 21:09:
That second link leads to the wrong story.
RogueSix wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 04:27:Jivaro wrote on Jun 30, 2022, 22:28:
You have to pardon Microsoft. Bringing decent games to PC is new to them.
Hahahahaha spot on.
Where the fuck is FREELANCER, Microsoft?Dash wrote on Jun 30, 2022, 22:57:
I'd love for them to revisit the Stroggos Wars. While I loved Q1, it really didn't have a 'story', per se. Disparate level designs between episodes. It was brutal and simple: You're Quakeguy [Ranger], Earth figured out teleporters, eldritch entity connects into it, go kill the entity. A mix of themes and such [If Petersen was working on a project, it probably had Cthulhu stuff. Which is good. Because Cthulhu Wars is amazing.]
That's how id rolled back then (or still does?). Instead of envisioning a story, writing a script and creating the scenes (levels) to tell that story, id always first built the gameplay and levels and then wrote a thin napkin script to connect the levels to each other. That's why I think it is rather pointless to debate about the "stories" of Doom or Quake etc. - They don't really have one and id never really cared. They never gave it much/any thought. Which is probably the reason why Q3A dropped the campaign altogether and went full multiplayer arena style.
Q4 was an attempt to do something with a little more story again since squad-based shooters were popular at the time but it turned out pretty mediocre. The "story" of Q4 was also an afterthought.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 19:46:
The phase of the moon and the alignment of the planets?
5 things you didn't know Google can do.