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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 18, 2022, 21:16
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings Jan 18, 2022, 21:16
Jan 18, 2022, 21:16
 
You silly "this doesn't happen in Europe" people are aware that the Ubisoft sexual harassment scandal occurred in Europe as well right?
That the Paris headquarters were described by employees as being like a "fraternity house", etc.
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal
Jan 18, 2022, 21:02
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal Jan 18, 2022, 21:02
Jan 18, 2022, 21:02
 
bhcompy wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 20:40:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 20:14:
MS finds out all the talent has left the building already.

As always, media acquisitions these days are about intellectual property rights.

Microsoft will be acquiring or creating a film/television studio (once again) sometime in the future to compete with Apple and Sony. Sony's turning their gaming properties into valuable movie franchises and Apple is doing alright with Apple TV+. You don't spend the money on these acquisitions if you don't have plans to monetize them, and those plans probably have little to do with the dev studios or the talent in those studios

I feel like that's the opposite of the takes I've been hearing... They're trying to position themselves for the "metaverse" to compete with Facebook, Amazon, and Sony.
Need a lot of developer muscle under your umbrella to do ambitious stuff like create the virtual reality ecosystems you see in scifi movies. The stable of IPs is important in the short term... the giant giant corporation they acquired and all the infrastructure, talent, and sheer labor is the long term play.
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal
Jan 18, 2022, 19:32
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Re: Bobby Kotick on Microsoft/Activision Deal Jan 18, 2022, 19:32
Jan 18, 2022, 19:32
 
So at $95... I'll be cashed out at 85% return on my investment from Jan 2019
Not bad... could have been more had I cashed out last January at the peak... but oh well, I never know when to hold and when to sell, so it's nice when they decide for me
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 18, 2022, 04:58
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings Jan 18, 2022, 04:58
Jan 18, 2022, 04:58
 
Quinn wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 02:30:
As for no relationships at work period?

I've never worked at a place with a rule like this. It's always been about the management hierarchy... gotta be peers or in different departments.
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Re: Captain Kangaroo & Quake?
Jan 12, 2022, 05:05
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Re: Captain Kangaroo & Quake? Jan 12, 2022, 05:05
Jan 12, 2022, 05:05
 
Here's a url shortened version of it for you guys who can't figure out RedEye's instructions:

https://bit.ly/3FrmguA
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Re: Loot Box Lawsuits Dismissed
Jan 11, 2022, 14:30
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Re: Loot Box Lawsuits Dismissed Jan 11, 2022, 14:30
Jan 11, 2022, 14:30
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 14:19:
loomy wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 12:27:
it's definitely gambling, but so are gumball machines, so the laws are just loose

No, they're not. You're not guaranteed anything beyond a gumball, and that's precisely what you receive. Lootboxes promote prizes in a manner that make it seem like you have a good chance at receiving something special when 99% of the time you end up with garbage. You understand you may not win that special prize precisely because it IS a gamble.

He said "gumball machines" but I expect he probably meant the capsule toy machines next to the gumball machine. Which do operate pretty much exactly like lootboxes. You're guaranteed something is inside the box, but not necessarily the item you want. You have to buy more if you're trying to complete a collection or get a specific piece.
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program - The Icarus' Evolution This Month
Jan 7, 2022, 21:02
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program - The Icarus' Evolution This Month Jan 7, 2022, 21:02
Jan 7, 2022, 21:02
 
I haven't played this yet but have meaning to.

Anyone know offhand if the combat is optional? Could I start up a game after this update and not have to worry about that?
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Re: EA Exec Tweets and Deletes About "Brutal" BF2042 Expectations
Jan 7, 2022, 02:35
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Re: EA Exec Tweets and Deletes About "Brutal" BF2042 Expectations Jan 7, 2022, 02:35
Jan 7, 2022, 02:35
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 6, 2022, 23:06:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 6, 2022, 18:36:
1942 (and Vietnam on top of that base) were the last time the game wasn't a buggy mess, and that's not to say that it didn't have bugs, "red tag bug" existed back then too, but the game was mostly polished.
BF2 launched with horrendous problems and the "red tag" bug got even worse... 2142 was on top of that.
Then you had BC and BC2 which were fun but a bit of a departure from the old formula... but they feature a lot of destructible buildings and terrain which was cool.

Then BF3 was a buggy mess and that's when they started adding the extra meat-grindy close quarters maps where it was just grenades, machine guns, and a billion healthpacks in a small chokepoint until the map ended.
From then on out all of the games have just been BF3 with some new graphics to me...
I tend to pick one up about every other release... skipped BF4, Hardline, got BF1 because of the novelty of a WW1 game, and that was actually pretty decent, got BFV for the Battle Royale... but that was a mistake... skipping 2042.

You and remember BF: Vietnam very differently. That game was a buggy piece of shit that took them 6 months to make playable.

I have to assume I was done playing it before 6 months were up.
I got it at launch and played it a ton. Don't remember it having any major issues. One of my favorite in the series.
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Re: EA Exec Tweets and Deletes About "Brutal" BF2042 Expectations
Jan 6, 2022, 18:36
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Re: EA Exec Tweets and Deletes About "Brutal" BF2042 Expectations Jan 6, 2022, 18:36
Jan 6, 2022, 18:36
 
1942 (and Vietnam on top of that base) were the last time the game wasn't a buggy mess, and that's not to say that it didn't have bugs, "red tag bug" existed back then too, but the game was mostly polished.
BF2 launched with horrendous problems and the "red tag" bug got even worse... 2142 was on top of that.
Then you had BC and BC2 which were fun but a bit of a departure from the old formula... but they feature a lot of destructible buildings and terrain which was cool.

Then BF3 was a buggy mess and that's when they started adding the extra meat-grindy close quarters maps where it was just grenades, machine guns, and a billion healthpacks in a small chokepoint until the map ended.
From then on out all of the games have just been BF3 with some new graphics to me...
I tend to pick one up about every other release... skipped BF4, Hardline, got BF1 because of the novelty of a WW1 game, and that was actually pretty decent, got BFV for the Battle Royale... but that was a mistake... skipping 2042.
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Re: Activision Sues COD Cheat Company
Jan 5, 2022, 20:51
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Re: Activision Sues COD Cheat Company Jan 5, 2022, 20:51
Jan 5, 2022, 20:51
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 17:52:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 16:18:
Cutter wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 12:48:
Start suing people that use them too and watch this nonsense come to a rapid end.

That's as impracticable as prosecuting individuals leeching already uploaded pirated games, movies, etc, man.
Just not feasible.

You don't need to sue them all. Just start bankrupting people here and there and it'll dry up to a trickle. Are you going to cheat in a game if you possibly stand to become broke and homeless by doing so?

I'm just imagining you addressing this question to some dumb ass kid...
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Re: January Games With Prime
Jan 4, 2022, 19:53
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Re: January Games With Prime Jan 4, 2022, 19:53
Jan 4, 2022, 19:53
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 4, 2022, 19:34:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 4, 2022, 18:06:
Something a lot of people don't know is that there is a no fees, no additional charges, Amazon Prime Visa card from Chase...
It's 5% off on all Amazon purchases... so since you have to have Prime to get it, and a lot of people who get Prime do so to save on frequent Amazon shipping, thus implying they're a frequent Amazon purchaser... That's a lot of opportunities to save 5% and it adds up.

Also the card has attractive rewards (well more attractive pre-pandemic) of 2% at gas stations, restaurants, and drug stores, and 1% on everything else.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Prime-Rewards-Visa-Signature-Card/dp/BT00LN946S
Just for giggles I clicked on your link. The top reviews were 1 star with major complaints. That said, for the reasons you stated it seems like a good offer. I'm going to consider getting one of these and switch my Amazon purchases over to it....

Yeah I've been using it for like a decade or something now.
Not sure what the complaints could be... it's a no additional fees reward card with 5% at Amazon, 2% gas, restaurant drugstore, 1% everything else.
Other cards with better rewards typically require you to make a certain amount of transactions or they have a yearly fee or something etc.
If you're already going to have a Prime membership this card seems like an obvious choice to me.

edit: Seem to be solely from people who didn't get approved or had other just general credit card related issues (interest rates) not specific to this card. I pay off credit cards so I've never really had to think about the interest aspect I guess.
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Re: The Steam Awards 2021
Jan 4, 2022, 18:15
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Re: The Steam Awards 2021 Jan 4, 2022, 18:15
Jan 4, 2022, 18:15
 
Quinn wrote on Jan 4, 2022, 13:58:
SkillUp has a good "I do not recommend" review for Deathloop that I 100% agree with. He and I experienced that game exactly the same. In a nutshell: terrible AI and no penalty for chaos gives you absolutely zero reason to go stealthy. He ended up just running and gunning and not giving a shit about anything. That about sums it up for me too.

Then there's the flawed groundhog day / loop concept: there is nothing to learn as a player that you can use in another loop. You won't learn about some container dropping from a failing crane that you can use later to lure a VIP to so he gets crushed under it. You can't turn the postcard at the start of the game around yourself to reveal the passcode behind it. It is all instead being fed to you by "quest updates" as you run and gun your way through meaningless bullshit.

That this game won an award portrays that democracy is indeed nothing but a lesser evil.

The player driven discovery aspect doesn't really kick in until much much later in the game when you need to accomplish all the assassinations on the same day.
That's where the actual puzzle needs to be analyzed by the player and you plan your route throughout the levels during the 4 stages of the day.
But yes I know what you mean, it should have had a lot more of that.

If you haven't played it yet, you might be interested in Outer Wilds (not Outer Worlds which was released the same year), not a shooting game, but it has the day reset mechanic and very little handholding... some tough puzzles using that knowledge you gained in the earlier play throughs. Unlike the fake gameplay premise offered by Deathloop, you can actually beat Outer Wilds right on day 1 if you already have the knowledge.
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Re: January Games With Prime
Jan 4, 2022, 18:06
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Re: January Games With Prime Jan 4, 2022, 18:06
Jan 4, 2022, 18:06
 
Something a lot of people don't know is that there is a no fees, no additional charges, Amazon Prime Visa card from Chase...
It's 5% off on all Amazon purchases... so since you have to have Prime to get it, and a lot of people who get Prime do so to save on frequent Amazon shipping, thus implying they're a frequent Amazon purchaser... That's a lot of opportunities to save 5% and it adds up.

Also the card has attractive rewards (well more attractive pre-pandemic) of 2% at gas stations, restaurants, and drug stores, and 1% on everything else.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Prime-Rewards-Visa-Signature-Card/dp/BT00LN946S
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Re: The Steam Awards 2021
Jan 4, 2022, 06:30
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Re: The Steam Awards 2021 Jan 4, 2022, 06:30
Jan 4, 2022, 06:30
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 4, 2022, 04:03:
heroin wrote on Jan 4, 2022, 03:08:
My GOTY wholeheartedly goes to Psychonauts 2 across the board. But I played a ton more of Forza 5 about 80 hours before I got bored. This year I became addicted to Hunt: Showdown which I swear the damn game is a fucking masterpiece - the graphics are incredible, the sound is incredible (every game sounds like dogshit after playing some Hunt: Showdown), gunplay/gameplay incredible - it's like, how is this game not more popular? maybe it's just too far ahead of the curve, maybe it's too damn hard to learn or maybe it's just too damn unique? Hunt makes me feel like I'm playing Quake mods for the first time in the late 90's, but Hunt is like a swampy simulation, immersive sim, like Red Dead Redemption meets Counterstrike meets Thief: The Dark Project. I think it's the best multiplayer FPS since Team Fortress 2 or Counterstrike. Get on in der!

Meanwhile I HATED Psychonauts 2, and I loved Psychonauts 1....

Just story or something? Because the gameplay felt completely identical and the art and design totally on point as well.
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Re: New Steam Concurrent User Record
Jan 3, 2022, 21:33
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Re: New Steam Concurrent User Record Jan 3, 2022, 21:33
Jan 3, 2022, 21:33
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 3, 2022, 21:07:
tldr
It was ok when steam did it, they were just starting out

Steam has never paid a 3rd party developer/publisher for a deal to make their game exclusive to Steam to the exclusion of other services.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 3, 2022, 04:39
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Jan 3, 2022, 04:39
 
The problem is what the open worlds are stuffed with... not that they're stuffed.
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Re: Steam 2021 Top Sellers
Dec 29, 2021, 02:40
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Re: Steam 2021 Top Sellers Dec 29, 2021, 02:40
Dec 29, 2021, 02:40
 
Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2021, 08:42:
So valheim people are upset that valheim is not a "forever" game, the same way minecraft is,,, Valheim has done very well for a small indie game. It can't be expected to be minecraft, with the same type of financial backing that minecraft has.

Where did this come from? Who are the "valheim people" in your post?
Re-read this thread a bunch and I didn't see anyone making that complaint.
Prior discussion or something? I guess I'd believe it, just didn't see that here.
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Re: Steam 2021 Top Sellers
Dec 27, 2021, 20:13
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Dec 27, 2021, 20:13
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2021, 19:49:
So if Valheim is at the top of the top sellers list, does that mean it had the most sales in dollars? If so, that's pretty amazing for a mid tier game from an indie developer. That it's platinum at all is amazing given the price. It's one of the few games I bought this year, and I really enjoyed it.

Yeah it says "by gross revenue"... which is even more amazing for Valheim considering it doesn't even have anything additional to buy right? No DLC or microtransactions right?
The majority of games in this list make it by selling additional stuff to the player.
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Re: Embracer Acquires Perfect World Entertainment
Dec 25, 2021, 02:21
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Re: Embracer Acquires Perfect World Entertainment Dec 25, 2021, 02:21
Dec 25, 2021, 02:21
 
For anyone else wondering, "Embracer" is the former THQ Nordic
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Re: Dr Disrespect's Studio Formed
Dec 16, 2021, 04:18
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Re: Dr Disrespect's Studio Formed Dec 16, 2021, 04:18
Dec 16, 2021, 04:18
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 04:00:
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 02:39:
People love to hate on the Doc, but so many forget that he's just an alter-ego. A made up persona. A crass misogynist? Yeah, sure. But a MADE UP one. The Doc, doesn't really exist outside of our imagination. This is as much a marketing and publicity stunt as anything else. It doesn't matter if this crashes and burns, or produces no games.

So a made up person shouldn't subscribe to the same rules as everyone else? just saaaaaaayin........

Are you making up offenses for the guy?
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