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News Comments > $45K Star Citizen Refund?
66. Re: Re: $45K Star Citizen Refund? Sep 15, 2017, 02:50 Prez
 
In all likelihood this project is going to implode when all the money dries up. BUT...

What if? What if it actually makes it out someday and is awesome? I still kind of hope that something wonderful comes out of this eventually. If it does end up failing miles before the finish line as virtually everyone here predicts I lose nothing and gained a whole lot of entertainment along the way. But I still have the tiniest hope it will see the light of day - the pre-Alpha footage has looked incredible thus far.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2017, 02:36 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 22:43:

Just don't get how libertarians and GamerGaters argue this.

GamerGaters? Is that still a thing?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
21. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 14, 2017, 21:52 Prez
 
Personally, I admire and dislike Bleszinski in equal measure, but I don't take into account a producer's personality or shortcomings when I'm looking for a game to play. I kind of suspect that the majority of PC gamers are similar in that for most of them who develops what is irrelevant. But Lawbreakers certainly has a lot going against it. It looks pretty bad-ass in motion, and suitably chaotic and fluid, but the whole art direction is kind of 'meh'. Contrasted with Overwatch it just looks utterly bland. It has lots of competition in the FPS competitive shooter genre and it doesn't seem to do anything in particular to set itself apart.

In my specific case, I know I got turned off from Lawbreakers almost immediately with all the talk of how skill-based it is. Reading stories about how it's a "respawn and die" simulator for all but the highest skill veterans of old fashioned first person shooters flat out scared me away from it. I wasn't even that good at twitch shooters in my prime. Now that I'm approaching 50 it's of no interest at all to me. I'm open to playing another multiplayer game besides Overwatch, but I'd like to know going in that I'll be able to contribute in a way other than padding the opposing team's kill count. In Overwatch and Paladins, I always feel I can be of help to the team, even when playing against players with much higher skill levels.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free
24. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free Sep 14, 2017, 21:46 Prez
 
Hard to say the game failed with 15 million units sold, but damn, what a disappointment.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Toxicity Slowing Game Development
22. Re: Overwatch Toxicity Slowing Game Development Sep 14, 2017, 20:43 Prez
 
double post - woops

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Toxicity Slowing Game Development
21. Re: Overwatch Toxicity Slowing Game Development Sep 14, 2017, 20:40 Prez
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 13:15:
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the problem with online gaming, period, and Overwatch is no exception to the rule whatsoever. 90% of online gamers are toxic, shit-talking, holier-than-thou, whiny little bitches, no matter what game they're playing. This is why I stopped playing online games years ago, but I see that nothing has changed.

Basically what he said. I've stopped reporting people because the same people keep showing up in my comp matches being assholes and Blizzard doesn't seem to be doing a lot about it.

Perhaps if they had dedicated servers...

They do, kind of. You can create a custom match and only invite friends. It was added it in a couple of patches ago. Obviously they still want everyone attached to their servers too make sure everything is on the up and up.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
47. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 21:10 Prez
 
Colin Kaepernick comes close to being a real American hero.

Huh
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 20:12 Prez
 
This shit goes on everyday playing Overwatch, and presumably in every online game. So I'm kind of numb to it. But I'm certainly not, as a laid-back white guy, going to tell someone else that they shouldn't be offended by it. It is used as an insult - the way Felix used it interchangeably with the word "asshole" is a perfect example. Again it doesn't bother me in the least, as the internet is the internet and I'm used to it, but I gotta say, as the most-watched streamer in the fucking world I just don't get how he could be be so fucking stupid as to call someone that as an insult on live stream. This isn't the 1960's - shit you say when you're a celebrity will always come back to bite you. I'm not offended by his racist comment, and I tend to think he isn't racist so much as just stupid, but if he ends up losing his channel over the stupid shit he's been doing recently it will serve him right.

As far as the article, I get what the writer is satirically saying, but in all seriousness people do need to learn a little self-control and discretion, online or in real life. Said jokingly is one thing; said in anger means you're an asshole. In my estimation, anyway. It's never going to stop, but maybe idiot streamers can be just a bit smarter?

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News Comments > LawBreakers Roadmap
22. Re: LawBreakers Roadmap Sep 9, 2017, 00:40 Prez
 
They say this "is not a fire and forget title," saying it is "a game we crafted to run for years,"

Take2 literally said the same thing when questioned about how Evolve was floundering post-launch. And everyone knows how that went.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: LawBreakers fans on why you should play it, and what went wrong… Sep 4, 2017, 04:40 Prez
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 20:57:
New IP + New Developer + Multiplayer-only + $30 = flop (except for PUBG, which is the exception to the rule). The MP market is highly saturated and most people only play one MP game at a time. Lawbreakers is competing against CS:GO, PUBG and Overwatch. The average consumer is not going to risk $30 on a MP-only game that might be dead within a week when they're already playing something they know they enjoy.

I know I got turned off from it with all the talk of how skill-based it is. Reading stories about how it's a "respawn and die" simulator for all but the highest skill veterans of old fashioned first person shooters flat out scared me away from it. I wasn't even that good at twitch shooters in my prime. Now that I'm approaching 50 it's of no interest at all to me. I'm open to playing another multiplayer game besides Overwatch, but I'd like to know going in that I'll be able to contribute in a way other than padding the opposing team's kill count.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month
24. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month Sep 4, 2017, 04:15 Prez
 

...which allows your games to use the full processing power of your device as if it was an Xbox game console...
Ah, Microsoft. The ever out of touch, clueless Microsoft. Don't ever change; you're so adorable.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Aug 24, 2017, 14:08 Prez
 
That excerpt from the book on crunch is worrisome. The writer is clearly an addict and undoubtedly has some mental health issues - he admits as much in the excerpt. That shit is dangerous. I suspect that his condition is fairly common among develops.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Mei Trailer
10. Re: Overwatch Mei Trailer Aug 24, 2017, 06:05 Prez
 
Blizzard is second to none in storytelling animations. This was great! And yeah, it makes more sense if you follow the Overwatch lore. If Blizzard has done anything better than the other hero shooters out there, it is how they have made us care about the characters so much. I think this is what sets Overwatch above all the rest out there. The world is so rich and alive. No other hero shooter comes close in that regard.

Personally, I am SOOOO hoping for an Agents of Mayhem-style single player experience in the Overwatch world.
 
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News Comments > Inmates Announced
6. Re: Inmates Announced Aug 23, 2017, 23:41 Prez
 
The Steam page says it's a Visual Novel. As someone who has played a few I can definitely say that based on the imbedded video it is not a Visual Novel at all. Unless they're not showing the parts that would make it a VN in the trailer or screen shots...  
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News Comments > Age of Empires 4 and More Definitive Editions Announced
29. Re: Age of Empires 4 and More Definitive Editions Announced Aug 22, 2017, 08:45 Prez
 
"First and foremost is the news that Age of Empires 4 is in development at Relic Entertainment."

Prez starts getting excited. Oh boy oh boy OH BOY!!!

"They also announce an October 19th release date for the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, a Windows 10 exclusive..."

Instantly deflated, Prez's shoulders slump, he buries his face in his hands, and he begins to cry.


Not that it's any surprise; AoE has always been published by Microsoft. But I am adamant about staying FAR away from their anti-consumer UWP crap whenever possible.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends
29. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends Aug 20, 2017, 22:33 Prez
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 14:22:
GothicWizard wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 13:18:
Icewind wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 12:46:

As someone who interviews and hires people for my company, I can tell you that these millennials work very cheaply.

I'm betting that revolving door of cheap, wide-eyed, day-dreaming millennial fresh meat is too tantalizing for BioWare to abandon.

The culture there is dead anyway, since the people who were around during the days when "CRPG" meant something are long gone.

When EA bought BW I was on the beginning of the end bandwagon and took a LOT of heat for that view. Everyone was like 'oh they still have the core dev there it will be fine'. I said within 6 months you will start seeing the exit of those core devs, mgt and it will just be a circling the drain affair as time goes on until it's just a shell of BW in name only. I was laughed at on their forums and here.

I am not above saying, I told you so.

Hey Captain New's Flash, we knew this was going to happen as soon as it was announced. Why? Um... Maxis, Murky Foot, Bullfrog, Dice (not as bad as the others) etc, etc, etc.

Let me fill in some of your etc's: DreamWorks, Mythic, Westood, Pandemic, Origin, and Visceral... It's sickening how EA has destroyed so many amazing development studios.

Bioware is already following the unfortunately inevitable road to death spiral followed previously by Maxis in 2015 and Mythic in 2013

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News Comments > Quake Champions Early Access Next Week
15. Re: Quake Champions Early Access Next Week Aug 18, 2017, 16:06 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 10:40:
Doom 3, to me, was a steaming pile. Couldn't finish it. It was the last time I ever bought PCG, or CGW, whichever gave it a 96% and an exclusive 8 page review that was clearly traded for that exclusivity. It was a terrible game.

Doom 2016 was a fairly incredible single player game.

I actually liked Doom 3. I think the biggest reason most gamers didn't is that it eschewed the balls to the walls action FPS gameplay of the originals and went with survival horror. It came at a time when I was hungry for a good survival horror game so I grooved to it. If I remember correctly, PC Gamer did the 8 page spread on it and gave it a score in the 90's. I thought that was a bit too high personally, but I still really liked it.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
42. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 17:21 Prez
 
Another point concerning Lawbreakers...

Since it is being compared (unfavorably) to Battleborn, I feel like I should point out that as dead as Battleborn's multiplayer community is, I can still to this day play singleplayer and coop with my kids against the AI, which is pretty fun. The problem with multiplayer-only games is that they increasingly become worse and worse value propositions as time goes on. Once the community starts to die, it becomes a catch-22 of nobody is playing it because no one is buying it, and no one is buying it because no one is playing it.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
37. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 15:45 Prez
 
Slick wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 13:03:
Prez wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 10:15:
The Cliffy B consideration doesn't play much into my decisions, as I'm sure is the case with 95% of the target audience for Lawbreakers. I think it looks cool as hell, but I already have a multiplayer-only competitive hero shooter that I like - that being Overwatch obviously - and I don't feel like I need another.

LB isn't a hero shooter, it's a class-based shooter, if you can go with me on this distinction. It's much closer to the loadouts you'd see in a CoD or BF game than the wacky asymmetrical combat in OW. At least that's my take on it. Sure there's a melee class, and a heavy slow class, and a medic class, but the rest just have guns and different mobility options to make them distinct. If the LB characters were in OW, 85% of them would be in the "offensive" class.

Also, I think it's an odd sentiment that it's not worth trying something new in a genre you seem to enjoy because you "already have the game that fills that niche". By that metric most FPS gamers wouldn't have moved on from Counterstrike... wait a minute....

Fair enough on the distinction. I didn't say it's not worth trying for someone who is over Overwatch by now - it probably very much is. Personally I'm still digging Overwatch atm.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
6. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 10:15 Prez
 
The Cliffy B consideration doesn't play much into my decisions, as I'm sure is the case with 95% of the target audience for Lawbreakers. I think it looks cool as hell, but I already have a multiplayer-only competitive hero shooter that I like - that being Overwatch obviously - and I don't feel like I need another.  
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