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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Jun 13, 2021, 15:06
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 10th Anniversary Celebrations Jun 13, 2021, 15:06
Jun 13, 2021, 15:06
JTW
 
tl;dr - We're not doing anything. But we're letting everyone jump up and down to upload video clips to a storage folder so they can feel like they're 'participating.' Oh, and maybe we'll have an intern stitch a few of them together into a trailer later on.
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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction in September
Jun 13, 2021, 10:04
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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction in September Jun 13, 2021, 10:04
Jun 13, 2021, 10:04
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I play a lot of coop games with a regular group. The simple fact that this is for three players completely eliminates it for us. Most coop games are built for four players. Most regular groups are four players. We aren't going to tell one member of our years-long group to just shove off so we can play this one title.
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Re: Get Tonight We Riot for Free
Apr 30, 2021, 13:38
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Re: Get Tonight We Riot for Free Apr 30, 2021, 13:38
Apr 30, 2021, 13:38
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In a dystopia where wealthy capitalists control elections, media, and the lives of working people, we’re faced with two choices - accept it or fight for something better.

Subtle analogy.
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Re: Respawn Planning New IP
Apr 24, 2021, 11:31
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Re: Respawn Planning New IP Apr 24, 2021, 11:31
Apr 24, 2021, 11:31
JTW
 
BIG NEWS!

People who create things are going to create a thing! Of some sort! That might appeal or not! Eventually! Maybe!

I just can't get off this hype train. It's too compelling!
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Re: Get Creature in the Well for Free
Mar 25, 2021, 22:41
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Re: Get Creature in the Well for Free Mar 25, 2021, 22:41
Mar 25, 2021, 22:41
JTW
 
Yay?

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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month
Mar 25, 2021, 14:11
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month Mar 25, 2021, 14:11
Mar 25, 2021, 14:11
JTW
 
I want my speeches. They'd better not mess with the speeches!
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Plans
Mar 20, 2021, 11:44
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Plans Mar 20, 2021, 11:44
Mar 20, 2021, 11:44
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I love the cyberpunk genre, from the original Deus Ex to William Gibson. I preordered this, and I started playing on launch day. But I think the best decision I made was to quit about a week later. I'll give it another six months and play it then, a fresh experience with the rough edges smoothed out.
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Re: PAYDAY 3 Financed; Due for 2023
Mar 19, 2021, 17:48
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Re: PAYDAY 3 Financed; Due for 2023 Mar 19, 2021, 17:48
Mar 19, 2021, 17:48
JTW
 
Armengar wrote on Mar 19, 2021, 16:29:
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 19, 2021, 14:03:
Y'all realize Payday 2 was a GaaS, too, right?

An ongoing service requires a subscription. SaaS model is a rental model, stop paying for the service, the service stops for you. Payday 2 was not SaaS


Nice idea, but it isn't actually what the term means. You can't just ignore the actual definition to suit your mental model.
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Re: PAYDAY 3 Financed; Due for 2023
Mar 19, 2021, 15:04
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Re: PAYDAY 3 Financed; Due for 2023 Mar 19, 2021, 15:04
Mar 19, 2021, 15:04
JTW
 
Good lord, 'games as a service' just means continued monetization.

Subscriptions to MMOs are 'games as a service'
Free to play with microtransactions (Fortnite, any number of MOBAs) are 'games as a service'
Full retail release with ogoing seasonal content (R6 Siege, CoD) is 'games as a service'
Services like Xbox Game Pass is 'games as a service'

Games as a Service can be done really, really well, keeping a game fair for those who don't pay and keeping it active longer. It can also be done poorly (EA) with things like slowing down progression artifically and then selling the speed back as timed boosters, locking gameplay content behind blind loot boxes, etc. The label itself doesn't tell us anything.
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Re: Microsoft's ZeniMax Acquisition Gets EU Approval
Mar 8, 2021, 13:35
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Re: Microsoft's ZeniMax Acquisition Gets EU Approval Mar 8, 2021, 13:35
Mar 8, 2021, 13:35
JTW
 
The way Bethesda has been treating their customer base lately, I'm not sure it would be a downgrade. Fallout 76 was enough to make me move the Bethesda FO/ES titles from my 'preorder' list to my 'wait for reviews' list, and I've been genuinely bothered by their lack of support and concern for their customers and products.
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Re: Aliens: Fireteam Announced
Mar 4, 2021, 08:55
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Re: Aliens: Fireteam Announced Mar 4, 2021, 08:55
Mar 4, 2021, 08:55
JTW
 
When the vast majority of cooperative games are four player or more, making one that is limited to three is kind of stupid. Nobody who has a regular group is going to buy a game when it would involve picking one of their friends to sit out every time.
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Re: Epic Games Acquires Fall Guys Developer
Mar 3, 2021, 11:40
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Re: Epic Games Acquires Fall Guys Developer Mar 3, 2021, 11:40
Mar 3, 2021, 11:40
JTW
 
The unfounded paranoia is strong today. Let if flow through you!
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Re: Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Violent Video Games
Feb 22, 2021, 19:25
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Re: Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Violent Video Games Feb 22, 2021, 19:25
Feb 22, 2021, 19:25
JTW
 
Introducing a bill is like making a strong suggestion. It means nothing until everyone else agrees it's a good idea.
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Re: WoW May Allow Horde and Alliance to Raid Together
Feb 22, 2021, 09:04
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Re: WoW May Allow Horde and Alliance to Raid Together Feb 22, 2021, 09:04
Feb 22, 2021, 09:04
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StoNe wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 18:10:
the story telling went bad when they changed the player from the wandering adventurer exploring a vast and expansive world, whilst there was an underlying unbalance among the factions ...to...BOOM, lord commander general of the Horde, manage the outpost in Outland, you're the warchief's right-hand man (along with the other 4million players)

I actually agree with that. You have a big badge that says you're the chosen one. You wear it outside only to discover that every single person in the world is also the chosen one. It completely derails the fiction. It was better before you were important. It was at it's worst in Legion. You command the hall that defines your class. And when you're there you see a hundred other people who also control the hall. You hold the most powerful weapon in the world, strapped to your back. You step outside and absolutely everyone else has that same weapon strapped to their back.

It's like Sagan's pale blue dot. Instead of the player feeling like a hero, the player feels tiny and irrelevant.
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Re: Rumor: Next Call of Duty Set in WW2
Feb 17, 2021, 12:16
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Re: Rumor: Next Call of Duty Set in WW2 Feb 17, 2021, 12:16
Feb 17, 2021, 12:16
JTW
 
Good. Back in the early Medal of Honor/CoD/Battlefield days everyone bitched about how tired WWII as a setting was getting, as we'd seen nothing else in three years.

Instead we got 15 years of 'modern.'
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jan 13, 2021, 21:52
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 13, 2021, 21:52
Jan 13, 2021, 21:52
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 20:57:
Brad L wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 20:39:
QAnon is like The Onion. It's fiction and made for entertainment.
It would be great if that was true. But it isn't.

It may actually be, if you really dig into how it was presented. It's fairly like that it's actually a hoax that people decided to take as truth.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jan 13, 2021, 21:52
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 13, 2021, 21:52
Jan 13, 2021, 21:52
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MrBone wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 21:39:
Everyone here is a cultist. You just don’t grasp the concept of ideology. You push it every day on this board. Supporting free-speech is now far-right. I don’t see Gab working hard to silence anyone. Cheers.

Funny how the people who yell loudest about free speech don't actually understand how the right to free speech works.
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Re: Valve Seeks Shrink
Jan 5, 2021, 08:48
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Re: Valve Seeks Shrink Jan 5, 2021, 08:48
Jan 5, 2021, 08:48
JTW
 
In other words, they need an expert that will help them become better at manipulating people's emotions, thoughts, and reactions so as to better control their behavior.

And that isn't internet snark. That's literally what they're doing.
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Re: EA Reportedly Bidding on Codemasters
Dec 14, 2020, 09:13
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Re: EA Reportedly Bidding on Codemasters Dec 14, 2020, 09:13
Dec 14, 2020, 09:13
JTW
 
Eventually we'll only have three game companies left.
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Re: More on Epilepsy and Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 8, 2020, 19:59
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Re: More on Epilepsy and Cyberpunk 2077 Dec 8, 2020, 19:59
Dec 8, 2020, 19:59
JTW
 
Some of the people in this discussion haven't actually read the articles. Here, I'll help:

“When ‘suiting up’ for a BD, especially with Judy, V will be given a headset that is meant to onset the instance. The headset fits over both eyes and features a rapid onslaught of white and red blinking LEDs, much like the actual device neurologists use in real life to trigger a seizure when they need to trigger one for diagnosis purposes. If not modeled off of the IRL design, it’s a very spot-on coincidence, and because of that this is one aspect that I would personally advise you to avoid altogether. When you notice the headset come into play, look away completely or close your eyes. This is a pattern of lights designed to trigger an epileptic episode and it very much did that in my own personal playthrough.”

The game apparently replicates a device specifically designed to cause seizures. That's a pretty big difference from just having flashing neon in the game.

And no, they should not remove flashing lights from the game (with the exception of redesigning the sieze-o-matic.) They should identify the risky bits and include an option to to turn them off.
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