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Re: Fall Guys Cheater Island™
Sep 14, 2020, 23:57
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Re: Fall Guys Cheater Island™ Sep 14, 2020, 23:57
Sep 14, 2020, 23:57
 
I think this is funny...
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Re: EA Play Live on Steam
Sep 1, 2020, 10:28
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Re: EA Play Live on Steam Sep 1, 2020, 10:28
Sep 1, 2020, 10:28
 
Silent Bob wrote on Sep 1, 2020, 00:44:
Reactor wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 22:53:
This looks like a terrible deal.

Why? I don't have a lot of love for EA either but it still seems like a good bargain. It's only $2.50 a month if you buy the yearly subscription and you get 43 games up front.

95% of the games are seriously old. The Sim 4 was free not long ago, and you get a measly 10% off DLC. I guess when I compare it to Xbox Gamepass... it just seems poor by comparison. I guess if you want to play a fair few of the games on offer, it’s okay. Otherwise, for the most part it’s like a subscription for bargain bin games.

Maybe it’ll improve over time.
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Re: EA Play Live on Steam
Aug 31, 2020, 22:53
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Re: EA Play Live on Steam Aug 31, 2020, 22:53
Aug 31, 2020, 22:53
 
This looks like a terrible deal.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Aug 28, 2020, 11:59
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Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 28, 2020, 11:59
Aug 28, 2020, 11:59
 
Hypnospace Outlaw is also available for Switch. (just grabbed it - it's awesome) Obviously it's been available on Steam for a while...
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Re: Epic Games Store Freebies
Aug 28, 2020, 05:32
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Re: Epic Games Store Freebies Aug 28, 2020, 05:32
Aug 28, 2020, 05:32
 
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 28, 2020, 03:43:
Numinar wrote on Aug 28, 2020, 00:15:
Into the Breach is worthy of being a repeat given it’s a lock in top 10 game of all time easily that has all but ruined TBS for me outside of boardgames. I bet they wish they had made some DLC for it to flog, though it’s greatest strength is the lack of bloat and tight editing/pacing that makes every second spent with the thing meaningful and interesting.

Well I gotta remember to check Epic's store next thursday. FTL was awesome, though I've heard Into the Breach is not on the same level of greatness its quite good.

Into the Breach is amazing. I constantly got beaten down by it, but I always enjoyed playing it. It’s right up there with FTL in my eyes, but obviously very different.
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Re: Apple Claims Epic Requested a Special Deal
Aug 22, 2020, 11:18
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Re: Apple Claims Epic Requested a Special Deal Aug 22, 2020, 11:18
Aug 22, 2020, 11:18
 
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 at the low end of markup. Some industries the markup is often much higher. Clothing can be any where from 50 to 125%. Restaurants anywhere from 50% to 500%. It is just verbiage between a suggested list price of $100 + 30% or $130 with the 30 going to the retailer and a list price of $130 with the retailer keeping $30.

The service retailers provide is investing in the systems required to operate a real or online shop, managing inventory, and taking the risk that any of it will sell. That is why there are so few competitors to the online stores of Epic, Steam, and Apple.

Absolutely, not to mention the products Apple has to keep building so people will be around for the shop they've created.
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Re: Battletoads Hops Out
Aug 22, 2020, 04:38
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Re: Battletoads Hops Out Aug 22, 2020, 04:38
Aug 22, 2020, 04:38
 
Apparently it's pretty fun...
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Released
Aug 7, 2020, 21:49
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Released Aug 7, 2020, 21:49
Aug 7, 2020, 21:49
 
Watch the Digital Foundry review on Youtube.
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Re: Yakuza: Like a Dragon in November
Jul 23, 2020, 00:00
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Re: Yakuza: Like a Dragon in November Jul 23, 2020, 00:00
Jul 23, 2020, 00:00
 
I picked up Yakuza 0 (I think it is) via Humble Choice and I've really been enjoying it. The gameplay is hilarious in many ways, but the story is super serious. It's quite strange... but in a good way.
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Re: etc.
Jul 19, 2020, 11:09
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Re: etc. Jul 19, 2020, 11:09
Jul 19, 2020, 11:09
 
It’s already been removed...
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Re: US Video Game Sales Hit 10-Year High
Jul 18, 2020, 01:10
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Re: US Video Game Sales Hit 10-Year High Jul 18, 2020, 01:10
Jul 18, 2020, 01:10
 
I have Ring Fit... sadly I can't really get into it (the way it works tightens up my neck muscles, which isn't so good for me personally) but damn, the game doesn't muck around. It's no pretend fitness game - it'll give you a proper workout for sure.
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Re: Get Torchlight II for Free
Jul 17, 2020, 06:19
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Re: Get Torchlight II for Free Jul 17, 2020, 06:19
Jul 17, 2020, 06:19
 
I bought it on Switch... it's still very fun.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jul 5, 2020, 22:50
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 5, 2020, 22:50
Jul 5, 2020, 22:50
 
Thanks for the recommendation.

I picked up Half-Life Alyx... and wow, one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had. If you have a VR headset, it's 100% worth getting.
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Re: Microsoft Store Games Giveaway
Jul 2, 2020, 11:24
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Re: Microsoft Store Games Giveaway Jul 2, 2020, 11:24
Jul 2, 2020, 11:24
 
These look like trash... and the prices are hilarious. I grabbed American Pool (how can pool be bad?) and the price was slashed to $0 from $129.95 AUD with IAP...
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Re: Crysis Remastered July Release Date and Trailer Leak
Jun 30, 2020, 11:30
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Re: Crysis Remastered July Release Date and Trailer Leak Jun 30, 2020, 11:30
Jun 30, 2020, 11:30
 
A few people are claiming this is a fake trailer...
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jun 28, 2020, 22:45
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 28, 2020, 22:45
Jun 28, 2020, 22:45
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 28, 2020, 22:32:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 28, 2020, 22:12:
Why is the bar set so low? It seems to me that most of the big publishers have games with minimum specifications higher than "$600 Walmart laptop with integrated graphics."

As RedEye correctly attributed, hyperbole. The point is that the barrier to entry needs to be low enough for mass adoption. It needs to be plug and go.

It already is low enough. That's what an Oculus Quest is all about.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jun 28, 2020, 22:08
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 28, 2020, 22:08
Jun 28, 2020, 22:08
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 28, 2020, 21:10:
Every time I read someone post something along the lines of "Hurr durr only stupid/poor people don't have/don't want/resist VR" what I see is "Hurr durr I'm too stupid to understand how market economies and economy of scale works."
VR just isn't there yet and, as I said previously, it may never be in its current guise. I'm glad you have a very expensive, niche toy you can run a handful of games on. I genuinely am and I am also glad you derive enjoyment from it. But to bury your head way, way up your ass and claim breathlessly that "VR is the future and the rest of you are suckers" isn't just ignorant. It's monumentally stupid.

You're probably right about the economics of it all, but after picking up Alyx... damn, that is one incredible experience. As a game it's fantastic, but having it in VR (and VR done properly) it's like nothing I've played in VR so far. (and I've played a lot) And, I'm playing it in a Rift 1, which is hardly the top of VR headsets. I challenge anyone to play it and say 'Meh' to VR. That said, my VR setup is a nightmare, so there's a lot of work to be done lowering the barrier of entry to VR.

Side note - there are far more than a handful of games for it.
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Re: Beyond a Steel Sky Next Month
Jun 25, 2020, 22:53
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Re: Beyond a Steel Sky Next Month Jun 25, 2020, 22:53
Jun 25, 2020, 22:53
 
Yep, and at first I thought it looked pretty generic... but it’s quite interesting...
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Jun 12, 2020, 06:59
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Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 12, 2020, 06:59
Jun 12, 2020, 06:59
 
yuastnav wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 06:08:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 04:38:
Flo wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 04:29:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 03:47:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 02:46:
Are you positive? Unless you can just go off the rails and explore the level this really looks just like a bit of decent programming.
Also nothing that couldn't be done on a PC.

It probably leverages the SSD quite a bit. I guess we'll see in time. The footage is labelled as pre-alpha, so...

For me, I think Horizon 2 looked interesting. If that was using the in-game engine, you'd need a meaty PC to full that off at 4k.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Jun 12, 2020, 06:54
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Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 12, 2020, 06:54
Jun 12, 2020, 06:54
 
Simon Says wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 04:26:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 03:47:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 02:46:
Just watched the whole 1hour+ long video on Youtube and my first thought was: "That's it?"

Well... after Unreal Engine 5's demo, that was underwhelming.

And I didn't see anything there that can't be done right now on a PC.

*shrugs*

Watch the Ratchet & Clank stuff again, with the rift portal mechanic. They're doing exactly what I recall someone on here said they wanted to see, where you can teleport between two enormous and completely different levels with a transition time of literally 1-2 seconds. It happens 5 times in a row in the reveal trailer, which I assume is a pretty early part of the game where they really show it off.

Yeah I saw that, wasn't impressed, Serious Sam had portals like that decades ago.

Serious Sam had portals... but not portals like that.
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