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Re: Immortals Fenyx Rising Reviews
Nov 30, 2020, 21:22
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Re: Immortals Fenyx Rising Reviews Nov 30, 2020, 21:22
Nov 30, 2020, 21:22
 
ACG really seems to enjoy the game.

Is it a zelda rip off, or just a game in that same genre. I think the latter. And if it's fun in its own right, who cares if they've heavily borrowed some ideas. I mean it's not like Zelda invented the open world exploration genre.
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Re: Steam Autumn Sale and Awards Nominations Underway
Nov 26, 2020, 11:53
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Re: Steam Autumn Sale and Awards Nominations Underway Nov 26, 2020, 11:53
Nov 26, 2020, 11:53
 
Yea, you have to decide what you are willing to pay for a game, not wait for it to be on sale at the steepest discount. Because its almost certain that it'll have been cheaper in a past sale lol.

On a different subject:

How on earth is Hades not in the Outstanding Visual Style category of the steam awards?

This comment was edited on Nov 26, 2020, 12:05.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Nov 24, 2020, 13:06
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 24, 2020, 13:06
Nov 24, 2020, 13:06
 
I follow Dota & CSGO (though I watch more of the later), but The Overwatch League is my favorite e-sport as well. If I have the time, I watch every game.

I think the reason I enjoy it so much is it's insanely high skill ceiling, and just how many skills its top players have to be amazing at to succeed. Every hero in the game plays in a different way from every other because their 'kit' of abilities differ. A 'sniper' in OWL for example not only needs great aim, but he needs to know how every character in the game moves (and each one moves differently, at different speeds, with different animations). He also needs to know every map well enough to figure out the best corners to peak from, the best angles of approach - and escape.

If the e-sport has one problem, it's that its harder to get into. This is IMHO why it hasn't seen the success of others (at least not in the west). While each game mode is easy enough to understand, the shear variety of heroes that could be played, it can be hard to know what's going on. But once you get that down, it's insanely fun to watch.

Glad to hear 2021 is going to continue with the tournament structure. I expect to see an east & west style system just as last season, though I think at least 2 teams need to move from US/EU to Asia, there are a few 100% koreans teams that could make the transition, like Florida Mayhem. Either way I'm sure it'll be a blast.

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Re: Steam Top 10
Nov 23, 2020, 09:21
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Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 23, 2020, 09:21
Nov 23, 2020, 09:21
 
Looking forward to The Twisted & The Twilight!

And, of course, Cyberpunk 2077. Glad to see Hades still doing so well, it's my indie GotY for sure.
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Re: Updated Cyberpunk 2077 Specs
Nov 21, 2020, 12:05
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Re: Updated Cyberpunk 2077 Specs Nov 21, 2020, 12:05
Nov 21, 2020, 12:05
 
My new rig beats the reqs for RT Medium by quite a lot save the video card (2070 super). But if DLSS 2 is implemented as well as it has been in a slate of recent games, with that turned on I should be easily achieving 60 fps.
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Re: This War of Mine Free Weekend
Nov 14, 2020, 10:58
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Re: This War of Mine Free Weekend Nov 14, 2020, 10:58
Nov 14, 2020, 10:58
 
One of my favorite games of all time!

It's definitely hard and sad though lol. Can be a bit rough if your already feeling low, so fair warning.
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How Cranberries are Harvested.
Nov 13, 2020, 12:26
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How Cranberries are Harvested. Nov 13, 2020, 12:26
Nov 13, 2020, 12:26
 
Very informative video one of my favorite flavors.

I know millions of people each year have that canned cranberry sauce with thanksgiving. But just once, try making the actual traditional dish (with frozen cranberries, as the video explains, freezing them releases their juices). It's really quite simple and if you already liked the canned stuff, the traditional sauce will blow you away.

Hot Tip: when plating up, put the cranberry sauce right next to the turkey. You can thank me later.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Nov 10, 2020, 12:22
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 10, 2020, 12:22
Nov 10, 2020, 12:22
 
Yea this was pretty obv, because otherwise MS & Sony would have been pissed.

Now mind, Nvidia hardware will still run it better, mostly because of DLSS 2.0 and the lucky few with 2nd generation hardware on the 3000 series.
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Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Reviews
Nov 9, 2020, 15:40
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Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Reviews Nov 9, 2020, 15:40
Nov 9, 2020, 15:40
 
ACG says wait for a sale because it's really buggy and the combat animations aren't working right, so I'll grab it down the line, maybe in the middle of winter when there aren't really any big games coming out.
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Re: Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy and New Mass Effect Announced
Nov 7, 2020, 22:12
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Re: Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy and New Mass Effect Announced Nov 7, 2020, 22:12
Nov 7, 2020, 22:12
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 7, 2020, 18:15:
Eh, I never thought the originals were anything beyond okay. Zero interest in this even if it was free.

Never change, Cutter.
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Re: Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy and New Mass Effect Announced
Nov 7, 2020, 22:06
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Re: Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy and New Mass Effect Announced Nov 7, 2020, 22:06
Nov 7, 2020, 22:06
 
I'll almost certainly buy the remaster. Legendary series.

One request Bioware: Use the Happy Ending Mod. It's a far better ending to the game that is both bittersweet and an emotional final farewell to all the great characters of the series.It uses assets and videos already in the game files and while it's a bit jenky, it's also very obviously the ending you were working on when you ran out of time and slapped on the bandaid that was the worst thing to happen in video gaming since E.T.!

Even if they don't, and they probably won't, I highly recommend everyone who gets the remaster - especially those who never played the original games - check the mod out. Likely it'll be updated for this release. I literally replayed the entire series with this mod turned on, just to wipe clean the shit stain that the original ending left on my brain.
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade
Oct 28, 2020, 13:26
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade Oct 28, 2020, 13:26
Oct 28, 2020, 13:26
 
Bumpy wrote on Oct 28, 2020, 13:19:
This game as a service, I don't want a service; finish the game and move on to NMS2 or something.

I keep wanting to buy this game but refuse to because of all the continuously added on content and features.

I got 'burned' with Elite Dangerous and don't want to experience this same misfortune again.

Lol the difference being, all the content added to NMS has been free man. That's a good thing, not a bad thing.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 26, 2020, 11:33
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 26, 2020, 11:33
Oct 26, 2020, 11:33
 
Well, anyone that trusts anything facebook is involved with should have known better.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Oct 23, 2020, 14:09
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Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 23, 2020, 14:09
Oct 23, 2020, 14:09
 
The Expanse Season 5. Can't wait!
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Re: Darkest Dungeon 2 EA Exclusive to the Epic Games Store in 2021
Oct 22, 2020, 13:15
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Re: Darkest Dungeon 2 EA Exclusive to the Epic Games Store in 2021 Oct 22, 2020, 13:15
Oct 22, 2020, 13:15
 
Well there goes my interest in helping to make this game the best it can be via the EA. At least the full release isn't an epic exclusive.

I used to play the original non stop and I don't know anyone who liked Crimson Court. While the new areas, monsters & things to discover were cool, the curse itself was a serious pain in the ass and could quickly kill a good run. The runs got so long, with the same encounter over and over again, it got boring. Worse still, once you did the first run, it 'infected' the main areas with curse-inducing monsters. After the initial luster of 'newness', nobody I knew who played the game ever touched the court until they were doing champion level dungeons. Before that and it could utterly ruin your game without you haven't any say about it. It was just luck of the draw.

Color of Madness is more separated from the main game, it doesn't add as much content but it's quite challenging and has interesting levels & bosses. It's more liked AFAIK because it doesn't intrude on the main game the way Crimson Court does.

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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Preorder Bonus
Oct 16, 2020, 13:39
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Preorder Bonus Oct 16, 2020, 13:39
Oct 16, 2020, 13:39
 
I was already buying on GOG just to support CD Projekt. I might as well read the comic as well.
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Re: New The Outer Worlds Game?
Oct 13, 2020, 11:17
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Re: New The Outer Worlds Game? Oct 13, 2020, 11:17
Oct 13, 2020, 11:17
 
The Outer Worlds was an AA game that was pretending to be AAA. It simply didn't have the budget to be anything but what it was. I had a lot of fun with it on my friends PS4 (like hell I was buying it on EGS). The writing wasn't all bad, the companions were (mostly) well made and fun, with interesting quest lines for each. The gameplay was fun and highly varied based on build. But in the end, it was a medium budget AA game. It also wasn't Fallout NV, and hoping it would be was foolish.

That said, there can be no doubt that this game died in Epic Games Store. It was stupid to take that deal, a few million extra bucks doesn't overcome the substantial loss in sales being exclusive to that platform cost them. Not to mention the mod scene for the game is practically nonexistent because the EGS doesn't have a supported workshop like Steam does. And lets all be honest, it was mods that took New Vegas - a buggy, really rough around the edges 'diamond in the rough' and made it truly great. To date, there are zero content mods for Outer Worlds, it's all reshades, improved textures and performance tweaks. It's really disappointing. I had planned on buying the game on steam once all the DLC was out and getting the best mods and playing through the whole game. Now? I've no interest what so ever.

In the end, I'm glad they're making another game in this setting. It's a good idea that could expand in a myriad ways. Obsidian is one of my favorite developers, they make and have made some of the best RPGs in gaming history and a lot of the writers and designers are pretty old school and have the chops. I hope they get a budget this time around to really show what they are capable of.

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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Class Details
Oct 3, 2020, 13:23
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Class Details Oct 3, 2020, 13:23
Oct 3, 2020, 13:23
 
based on 3D scans of actors and models (blemishes and all)

What they call blemishes, I call freckles... and freckles are hot.
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Re: Amnesia: The Dark Descent Source Code Goes Open Source
Sep 23, 2020, 12:14
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Re: Amnesia: The Dark Descent Source Code Goes Open Source Sep 23, 2020, 12:14
Sep 23, 2020, 12:14
 
Scariest game ever made. I look forward to seeing what comes of this.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 19, 2020, 12:59
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 19, 2020, 12:59
Sep 19, 2020, 12:59
 
I'm setting up a new rig before this, I already have most the parts. i5-9600k, EVGA 2060 Super Black, 32gb of G.Skill Ripjaw V & 1tb MVMe Samsung 970 EVO.

It'll be substantially better than recommended specs for 1080p, so hopefully I'll be able to turn on high specs with RTX on and DLSS 2.0 and get decent frames. I cant wait.
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