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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 17:15
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 17:15
Sep 21, 2020, 17:15
 
This might be good news. Since MS owns Obsidian and inXile, and now they own Fallout, there may be hope that future Fallout games won't suck.
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Re: Baldur's Gate II Turns 20
Sep 21, 2020, 16:45
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Re: Baldur's Gate II Turns 20 Sep 21, 2020, 16:45
Sep 21, 2020, 16:45
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 11:23:
*Sheds tear*

Baldur's Gate 2 is one of my all time favorite games, across all genres. I'm almost done with my latest BG1EE playthrough, BG2EE is already installed and modded up, ready to go with my imported character. I keep getting drawn back, in between super AAA 3D eye candy, to that 2d (although BGEE versions technically have 3D models now) party based RPG. I loved Pillars of Eternity 1 and 2, Divinity: Original Sin 1 and 2, NWN, Icewind Dale series, Planes of Torment, Tides of Numenaria, Wasteland 2 reboot, etc. etc. but I have probably done about 6-7 complete playthroughs of BG2, vanilla and with mods, and probably had a half dozen more started but interrupted by HD death or computer wipes/upgrades, or other mishaps.

BG2 was also my first introduction to the D&D/AD&D style ruleset, I'm somewhat ashamed to say.

What mods are you running on the enhanced editions? I owned the originals on GOG from before the enhanced editions came out, but I bought the PS:T EE on GOG a while back. I never planned on buying the other enhanced editions, but then GOG sent me a discount code for the other EE's for owning one or more, which made it $3 per game, so I figured why the hell not.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 20, 2020, 19:49
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 20, 2020, 19:49
Sep 20, 2020, 19:49
 
What's up with Among Us? I saw a few people on my friends list buy it today. I've never heard of it, so I checked out the store page. According to the store, it released 2 years ago, but suddenly saw a massive increase in players and reviews recently. What caused this sudden boost in sales?
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Re: Gods & Monsters Title Changed Due to Dispute by Monster Energy
Sep 15, 2020, 13:33
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Re: Gods & Monsters Title Changed Due to Dispute by Monster Energy Sep 15, 2020, 13:33
Sep 15, 2020, 13:33
 
Why did Monster Energy go after this one and not Monster Hunter Word, Monster Loves You!, I'm not a Monster, Always Sometimes Monsters, Sometimes Always Monsters, Monster Train, Monster Prom, Monster Crown, Monster Sanctuary, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Monster Harvest, Monster X Monster, Monster Slayers, Monster League....................
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Sep 12, 2020, 23:44
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 12, 2020, 23:44
Sep 12, 2020, 23:44
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 12, 2020, 13:45:
I haven’t purchased physical music in 20 years.

I still prefer to buy a CD and rip my own MP3s. Even though I have Amazon Prime, it's for prime video. I rarely need the 2-day shipping, and they'll give you $1 digital credit if you select no rush shipping, or use the prime day shipping. It's usually only a few cents more for the physical CD, and sometimes it's cheaper to buy the CD than the digital album, and they even give you a free digital rip (even though I'll rip my own when the CD arrives). Those credits last about a year and stack, so that equals about 1 or 2 free digital albums per year.

Acleacius wrote on Sep 12, 2020, 21:41:
WTF, when did they fix Win 10 2004?

PRO Tip: Grab Win 10 1909 ?

I always keep a copy of whatever bootable USB version I'm using and the previous version, which currently is 1909 and 1903. Which reminds me of something I've been meaning to ask. Does Win10 Pro and Home receive different updates?

I updated my Win10 Home PC from 1903 to 1909 through Windows Update, but my other PC, which is Win10 Pro the 1909 update disappeared from Windows Update right before I was going to do it and instead had the message that 2004 was not ready yet. I had to use my 1909 USB to do the manual update, which took longer than doing it through Windows Update.

Back when they were both 1903, I had noticed it seemed the Win10 Pro was 1 month behind updates of the Win10 Home. When I manually updated it to 1909, the next month on patch Tuesday, the Win10 Pro machine didn't receive any updates at all while I did on Win10 Home.

I just pulled up the update history on both machines. They're both up to date (I updated one yesterday and one today). The Win10 Home machine has cumulative updates for 2020-09 where the Win10 Pro machine's cumulative updates are 2020-08.
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Re: On Hello Games' Next Big Project
Sep 3, 2020, 21:30
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Re: On Hello Games' Next Big Project Sep 3, 2020, 21:30
Sep 3, 2020, 21:30
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 3, 2020, 20:54:
Give me another word for it and I shall use it I called it a TOS violation originally, but I admit that no customer was directly scammed. I just can't think of a better word for it.

Also this game has, literally, the discussion topic of "This game is a scam" and "Report this dev for TOS violation" (which you can't by the way, report hasn't got a TOS reason to select) shown in the community hub overview.. I think steam is just backhand trolling there but it's quite funny ,p

Steam got scammed. They already promoted and advertised it on their store before he decided to make it EGS exclusive.
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Re: The Last Campfire Released
Sep 3, 2020, 21:28
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Re: The Last Campfire Released Sep 3, 2020, 21:28
Sep 3, 2020, 21:28
 
DrEvil wrote on Sep 3, 2020, 17:52:
I really don't understand the gripe about not having reviews or forums. They already integrate with and show review scores from various third-party sources. It seems to me a third-party source for reviews will always be better than whatever is trying to sell me a product. Also, aren't there like hundreds of other forums and review sites if people really want to post them?

Steam also shows 3rd party reviews, as well as user reviews. The user reviews on Steam require you to own the game before posting a review, so I tend to trust those more than a 3rd party site that lets anyone post reviews.

As for forums, since the developer/publisher doesn't have an official forum, and EGS doesn't provide one, where else are people going to go for help? Do you enjoy scouring 100 different forums if you have a problem with a game? Right now people are already using the Steam forums for support. Steam should lock the forums until the game is released there.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 30, 2020, 18:14
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Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2020, 18:14
Aug 30, 2020, 18:14
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 16:01:
Come to think of it, a space sim with sub style warfare would be both accurate and awesome.

Like Objects in Space?
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Aug 26, 2020, 22:57
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Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 26, 2020, 22:57
Aug 26, 2020, 22:57
 
"Altered Carbon" Canceled By Netflix.

Are you shitting me! I just started watching it tonight. Should I even continue or just stop now?
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Aug 24, 2020, 20:20
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 24, 2020, 20:20
Aug 24, 2020, 20:20
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Aug 24, 2020, 19:17:
"Windows 95 is 25 years old today"

The beginning of the Start menu era.

I think it tool like 5 major versions of the OS before they removed the word "Start" from the menu button and changed it to the Windows icon (Windows Vista?).
But even to this day (and after they removed the menu in Windows 8), we all still call it the Start menu. ;)

I wonder, what do people that have never seen the word Start on it call it? I still call it a start menu, and it still says Start if you hover your mouse over it.

Steele Johnson wrote on Aug 24, 2020, 19:17:
"Honey, how do I turn off the computer?"
"Click on Start..."
Genesys wrote on Aug 24, 2020, 20:17:
As for shutting down, I just tell people to press the power button on the case. Windows 10 moved the shutdown action to the "power" submenu (oops, "⏻" - no text allowed), so it's too much to try and walk people through if you're not standing next to them to say "click that button, then that button, then "shutdown".

That's no kidding. I'm glad I don't do any kind of phone tech support anymore. Back when I did, it still had Start on it. I spent two+ hours talking an elderly neighbor through turning her computer off. Her son got her a new notebook with Win10 and she didn't know how to turn it off (her son lives out of town and she only has a land line). By default, the power button was putting it to sleep, and the power light blinking was bothering her and she wanted it turned off completely. I started by telling her to click start..., and she says "where is that." I had to describe the icon to her, then she wants to know why it's called a start menu, and I told her it used to actually be a button with the word start on it. Then she asks why it's still called a start menu if it doesn't say start, and I told her it still says start when you hover the mouse over it. I had to describe the power icon to her because Win10 doesn't/didn't have text in the menu. She completely forgot everything the next day and I had to talk her through turning it off again. A week went by and she called me again because she forgot how to turn it off, so I walked her through setting it to turn off instead of sleeping when pressing the power button. I haven't heard from her since.

Win10 build 1909 now has the text back in the "Start" menu when you move your mouse over the icons, with Start shown at the top.
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Re: Microsoft Backs Epic in Apple Dispute
Aug 24, 2020, 03:00
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Re: Microsoft Backs Epic in Apple Dispute Aug 24, 2020, 03:00
Aug 24, 2020, 03:00
 
Remember that time Epic bought a popular esports game and dropped Mac and Linux support because it wasn't worth the development costs for less than 1% of their user base? So now they're butt hurt because they've been kicked off the platform for breaking the TOS. If the Mac customer base is so insignificant, why all the fuss?
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Re: Apple Claims Epic Requested a Special Deal
Aug 22, 2020, 22:26
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Re: Apple Claims Epic Requested a Special Deal Aug 22, 2020, 22:26
Aug 22, 2020, 22:26
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 22, 2020, 06:38:
Jonjonz wrote on Aug 22, 2020, 06:26:
This has been going on for years now, and still I am amazed at the number of people here that are totally ignorant of how distribution and retail operates in the real world. Taking at least 30% (or marking up the wholesale price by 30% with the retailer keeping the profit) is pretty much standard for retail world wide. People just seem to have no clue what it takes to run a retail operation bricks and mortar or online.
Well luckily Tim Sweeney knows the cost and it's obviously a lot less than 30%. And are you implying that brick and mortar costs the same as a computer serving a file?

When your online store has a fraction of the services to customers and developers as competitors, they can afford to take a smaller cut. With brick and mortar stores there were far more links in the chain to get a product on the shelf. Developers would have loved to get even 30% before digital distribution.
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Re: Tim Sweeney on Digital Ownership
Jul 22, 2020, 15:36
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Re: Tim Sweeney on Digital Ownership Jul 22, 2020, 15:36
Jul 22, 2020, 15:36
 
roguebanshee wrote on Jul 22, 2020, 11:49:
For a solid portion of EGS titles (over half the titles I've grabbed through the weekly freebies), the EGS launcher can be ignored after installation.

You can do that with a lot of Steam games as well. What's even better is that of all the games I own on GOG, roughly 100% of them don't need a launcher to install or play.
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Re: Rocket League Leaving Steam for Epic Games Store; Going F2P
Jul 22, 2020, 14:16
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Re: Rocket League Leaving Steam for Epic Games Store; Going F2P Jul 22, 2020, 14:16
Jul 22, 2020, 14:16
 
I quit playing in February for several reasons, one being because the servers went to shit. I used to be able queue on both US-East and US-West, and would get a game in just a few seconds. Sometime last year they changed server hosts and my pings went from 15-20 on US-East and 30-40 on US-West to 50+ on US-East and 80+ on US-West, so I had to queue in US-East only, and queue times were several minutes even if I queued both East and West.

I don't know what changed earlier this year, but the majority of games I was getting, the server health warning was flashing on screen, every player had a high ping, which flashes red indicating packet loss. They even had to re-schedule a major RLCS event because of server issues. I never understood the point of the server reporting it's health status to players and requiring players to report the server problem in-game. If the servers are self-aware of a problem, it should restart itself, or take itself offline and report the problem to the admins. If they haven't fixed these problems and added more servers, and going F2P brings an expect an influx of new players when it goes F2P, have fun with that. Out of curiosity, I may fire it up and see how it is after it goes F2P.
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Re: Watch Dogs 2 Make-Up Giveaway
Jul 13, 2020, 23:00
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Re: Watch Dogs 2 Make-Up Giveaway Jul 13, 2020, 23:00
Jul 13, 2020, 23:00
 
Has anyone gotten it yet? I did it this morning and it still isn't showing up in my library.
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Re: etc.
Jul 12, 2020, 17:48
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Jul 12, 2020, 17:48
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 12, 2020, 16:57:
5$ where? On steam? Because it was never 5$ on steam.. ;/

This game? https://isthereanydeal.com/game/gujianqitangujian/history/
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Re: Sony Buys Epic Stake
Jul 9, 2020, 22:40
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Re: Sony Buys Epic Stake Jul 9, 2020, 22:40
Jul 9, 2020, 22:40
 
This explains why Sweeny's nose was so far up Sony's ass with all the PS5 praising recently.
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9 simple ways to make your desk healthier and more comfortable.
Jul 1, 2020, 12:21
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9 simple ways to make your desk healthier and more comfortable. Jul 1, 2020, 12:21
Jul 1, 2020, 12:21
 
That keyboard in the article is pretty damn cool, but I don't know if it's $200 cool.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Jun 17, 2020, 12:35
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Jun 17, 2020, 12:35
 
That sounds like a weird fetish.
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Re: Indie devs remove their games from Steam over Valve's silence on Black Lives Matter…
Jun 17, 2020, 02:14
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Re: Indie devs remove their games from Steam over Valve's silence on Black Lives Matter… Jun 17, 2020, 02:14
Jun 17, 2020, 02:14
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 16, 2020, 23:37:
Whomever made your bowl and spoon probably did say something

Nope. I checked. I went to their web pages, and searched for any mention of them and BLM.

Orogogus wrote on Jun 17, 2020, 00:09:
I think it's obvious that they don't have the department that handles these things at other companies. Their Facebook pages have been abandoned, their website is a hiring portal and nothing else, they've never had an Instagram, and their Twitter account - about half a year old - might be an automated bot that just barely sends out announcements of updates and events for Alyx, Dota and Artifact. I think Gabe gave up social media half a decade ago. None of this says to me that there's a room of white guys trying to tiptoe around the big social issues of the day.

Gabe is famous for answering his personal email. This developer could have just emailed him before throwing a temper tantrum, but then he wouldn't have gotten the attention he was after.
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