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News Comments > GOG.com Freebie Roundup

1. Re: GOG.com Freebie Roundup Mar 17, 2020, 15:35 FloorPie
 
GoG ftw. Snagged Shadow Warrior classic and Postal and a couple of old Ultima games.  
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News Comments > Get Offworld Trading Company and GoNNER for Free

3. Re: Get Offworld Trading Company and GoNNER for Free Mar 5, 2020, 19:35 FloorPie
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 5, 2020, 18:31:
Anyone play OTC? Any good?

A decent quick econ/colony sim. Average game lasts 30mins or so.
 
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News Comments > etc.

4. Re: RimWorld now on GOG.com Mar 4, 2020, 18:14 FloorPie
 
The Pyro wrote on Mar 4, 2020, 11:59:
And it's still never been on sale. Not once! I've been waiting so long to buy it at a discount that I've just about lost interest, lol...

EDIT: My brain must be weird or something? I'll literally wait over a year to save $10 on something like this, while simultaneously considering shelling out a few hundred bucks for a PlayStation to play the new FFVII game. I don't understand myself sometimes.

I think I've seen it discounted on Humble Bundle store if you are a monthly member. Anyway, Rimworld has been drm free for awhile. You can buy the game on the dev's website and get the game also added to your steam account.

Good to see the game on GoG though. The base game is worth it. Not sure about the new dlc yet.
 
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News Comments > PC DEATH STRANDING in June

4. Re: PC DEATH STRANDING in June Mar 2, 2020, 13:34 FloorPie
 
Bumpy wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 13:26:
Oh, it's an experience alright.

I hear it delivers quite a lot.
 
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News Comments > Get InnerSpace for Free

2. Re: Get InnerSpace for Free Feb 27, 2020, 20:17 FloorPie
 
Offworld is a pretty good econ colony manager. Average game is 30 minutes or so.  
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News Comments > Get Farming Simulator 19 for Free

11. Re: Get Farming Simulator 19 for Free Jan 31, 2020, 00:33 FloorPie
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 30, 2020, 21:33:
No scope corn shot!

Ahh, a classic.
 
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News Comments > Warcraft III: Reforged Released

5. Re: Warcraft III: Reforged Released Jan 28, 2020, 20:40 FloorPie
 
I eagerly await new tower defense maps and maybe a dota or two.  
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News Comments > Paradox Testing Europa Universalis IV Subscriptions

4. Re: Paradox Testing Europa Universalis IV Subscriptions Jan 22, 2020, 18:40 FloorPie
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2020, 14:51:
Or you could, you know, MAKE EU5 ALREADY.

Jeez.

They're working on CK3 this year. EU4 has always only made sense buying into one of the bundle deals that are offered every year unless you have to have every little bit of fluff dlc.
 
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News Comments > AMD RX 5600 XT Reviews

5. Re: AMD RX 5600 XT Reviews Jan 21, 2020, 13:30 FloorPie
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 21, 2020, 12:35:
phinn wrote on Jan 21, 2020, 11:42:
Another middling GPU from AMD. Move along.
What’s not to like, 2060 performance for LE$$.


Except that Nvidia dropped prices to $299 for the 2060 and most of the new 5600 cards are $289-309 with a few at $279 and a few at $320-339.

If this card came out 2-3 months ago its not so bad. Its just more of the same with this generation of cards over the past year or so. The 2060 and 1660's are almost a year old now. The 1660 Super is cheaper at $230 on top of it.

This whole generation of cards is just overpriced and not that exciting.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse

3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 19, 2020, 17:56 FloorPie
 
Its useful if you want to track speed while downloading and testing any internet speed issues. More useful is the software tracking bandwidth usage.

Thanks for the netspeed monitor link.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Increased Player Count Experiment

95. Re: Star Citizen Increased Player Count Experiment Jan 15, 2020, 02:53 FloorPie
 
NasWulf wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 12:04:
Drayth wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 11:52:
SC is un-rleased, un-launched, un-ready for prime time.

Lets put it this way, on launch day it was perfectly fair to write a formal game review for WoW.

Would you say it's time for PC Gamer to go and give SC a review rating? If you counter this I'm probably not going to bother arguing back. You can't compare the two in terms of state of release.

You're right, they could and they did. But you could argue that they could also continue to do reviews of the base game until it's finished/out of content. Would the 2004 review of WoW launch be valid for today's WoW? No, it would not because of how much the base game has changed since then.

Not saying your wrong, never did. Some reason you think I'm "defending SC" for some reason, which I think is hilarious. I just asked a question on what jdreyer felt as a defined finished product.

And yes, they could do a review and others have/do of SC. No one is stopping anyone and especially true of forums like this one.

Also, you can't say a product is finished by the state of the release, Ubisoft proves that ever time they release a game.

jdreyer wrote on Jan 12, 2020, 14:56:
"I reject reality and substitute my own." Blizzard considered WoW finished in 2004. The players considered it finished. Only you don't consider it finished.

No one knew in 2004 what WoW would become and what it would change in teams of future game development. So ya, back in 2004 it was considered a finished product until they continue to develop it for 15 more years and changing the base game making it a perpetually unfinished product.

As a long time WoW player I really don't know how to respond to this. WoW is at this point a game with effectively 2-3 sequels depending on how you break down its game design and thats with being pretty specific within the mmorpg genre. The game is finished as it were with each expansion and then they redsign something and make it worse or sometimes better. At the very least you get the last 6+ months of a mostly stable gameplay rules/balance time each expansion.

SC is now two games instead of one and still effectively in alpha 8 years after announcement. For pete's sake, I got a free copy I forgot to claim back in November of 2014 with a R9 290 graphics card.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year

85. Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year Jan 14, 2020, 19:39 FloorPie
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 18:25:
Acleacius wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 17:56:
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Once again, no one really cares enough about epic to charge them. Crimes happen all the time and people aren't charged. One example in the US is our, ineptly incompetent idiotic holy supreme leader. Mwahaha

Maybe you see it as a contest and epic as a threat or challenge. Personally I don't think of 'threat' when I think of epic, actually I pretty much laugh. Giggle

Like spreading the smallest amount of butter over a largest slice of half-baked Sourdough sans scrambled eggs and bacon and calling that a quality breakfast. Epic is never going to defeat the established platforms.

More free half-baked breakfasts I won't play for another year. Yay. More fun arguments with people who still think Epic is offering competition. I mean they did get me to spend $25 on two games finally.

Also, bragging about how Epic's competition has gotten a new Steam UI, that hasn't gone over too well especially since it was a buggy mess on launch after months of beta testers telling them so. Valve pulled an Epic and on top of that forced everyone to see news tiles in their game libraries.
 
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News Comments > Video Game and Tech Workers Unionization Campaign

26. Re: Video Game and Tech Workers Unionization Campaign Jan 7, 2020, 18:14 FloorPie
 
I'll take unions seriously when they aren't run by people who support a political party that has helped move their jobs overseas. Both polticial parties in the USA sold out the workers/people with things like NAFTA and all the free trade nonsense.

I'll also not laugh in their faces when they talk about the right to unionize or the freedom to assemble guaranteed by the first amendment when you don't have state laws requiring someone join a union for a job and that the union dues get auto deducted from paychecks. Yeah, I'm sure that kid bagging groceries really needs a union run by a bunch of goons 500+ miles away to look out for his best interests. I'm totally sure those school teachers who don't agree with union politics are best served by that union on wages.

You get contractors for jobs that shouldn't need them when you have an endless litany of workers rights laws that mean you have to cater to every weirdo or wacko out there because if you straight up fire them for incompetence or worse, you'll end up with a lawsuit costing even more money. Its just more offshoring to avoid dealing with the paperwork and lawsuit nonsense.

PS

Ross Perot was right about that giant sucking sound. But unions will like totally save us! They care about the workers! Like how the government cares, as in they don't.
 
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News Comments > Get Darksiders Warmastered, Darksiders II Deathinitive, and Steep for Free

50. Re: Get Darksiders Warmastered, Darksiders II Deathinitive, and Steep for Free Jan 3, 2020, 18:53 FloorPie
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 2, 2020, 19:47:
Prez wrote on Jan 2, 2020, 09:22:
Valve was breaking new ground when they launched Steam and thus there was no model to follow. They were basically making things up as they went along and fighting whatever fires popped up as they came.


I would think that goes both ways. Steam had no competition and thus nothing to compare it with. We knew it was a complete shit show, but there was nothing to point and say "why didn't they do it like <X>." Steam in 2004 was a large soft opening for Valve. It wasn't a sales platform yet. It was just a buggy mess, forced on people to not just get HL2, but to continue to play HL1. It didn't become a real digital storefront right away.


At any rate, Steam did have issues on things that you could compare. We had server browsers, chat clients, and friend trackers. They worked, but Steam's sure didn't. It didn't just not work at launch either, it didn't work for years.


Steam is my preferred store and I can't see that changing anytime soon. People do, however, need to take off the coke bottle rose tints they seem to don whenever they look Steam's way.

If I ignored Steam and hated on it from the start until 7 years later, what makes you think I'll excuse away Epic's problems? Its current year bro, not 2003.

Out the door they're insulting their customers as toxic gamers and saying their real customers are the game devs/publishers. You've just opened up a new middle man digital retail store, pop quiz hot shot, what do you do? You don't insult your actual customers and call your suppliers your only real customers. Its not 2003 or 1994. I don't even need forums or reviews or silly achievements. Cloud saves and a shopping cart might be nice though. Not some slapdash, hope the mutliplayer integration works, no customer support, download games multiple times until they just let you download it on uplay and run it from there only, one game at a time work in progress insanity. All along with exclusive access (sometimes 2 weeks in advance of launch) and a price monopoly.

They're lucky they've got me for 2 games, a total of $25 spent.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed

4. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2020, 17:15 FloorPie
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 3, 2020, 10:48:
Prez wrote on Jan 3, 2020, 09:43:
At this stage it seems that this really is an unfixable problem.

I'm guessing that, in our lifetimes, we lose anonymity on the internet. Many younger people don't seem to care, which is notable when it backfires on them, but it seems the only solution, and I think people will choose to solve the problem instead of letting it lay.


It will squelch the problem by forbidding any unsavory speech, defined by governments and cat/church ladies. That will lead to private networks cropping up and I'm sure the nice calm fluffy mainstream internet will hue and moan, calling for the doxing and arresting of anyone on Darknet2, DN2.5, NaughtyThoughtsNet, UnPCPalace etc..
 
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News Comments > Get Darksiders Warmastered, Darksiders II Deathinitive, and Steep for Free

17. Re: Get Darksiders Warmastered, Darksiders II Deathinitive, and Steep for Free Jan 2, 2020, 03:41 FloorPie
 
Yay, games I've already had on steam and not played for years. Steep was already free on Uplay a few months ago. I'm fairly sure I got a darksiders game and steep for "free" on PS+ in the last 2 years too.

But hey, free games for those who don't already have them.
 
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News Comments > Get FTL: Faster Than Light for Free

5. Re: Get FTL: Faster Than Light for Free Dec 26, 2019, 12:38 FloorPie
 
I think this would be the 4th or 5th store I have this game on. DRM free originally I think from the devs site. Then Steam and GoG. Humble store drm free too I think and now Tim Sweeny's Epic Game Store.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2019, 19:27 FloorPie
 
Merry Christmas Blue n' crew!  
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News Comments > Get APE OUT for Free

21. Re: Get APE OUT for Free Dec 23, 2019, 16:52 FloorPie
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 23, 2019, 15:09:
Now I'm singing Ape Out to Swing Out Sister's 80's hit Break Out.

Hadn't heard or thought about that tune in years. I had Chic's Le Freak playing in my head. Freak out! Ape Out!

Edit: I wouldn't bother with RDR2 on Epic because it requires Rockstar launcher and it was cheaper through 3rd party sources during black friday sales. Only reason I would buy through Steam is to have the Steam community/friends features. Not that compelling either way to me these days for many games.
 
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News Comments > Get Little Inferno for Free

12. Re: Get Little Inferno for Free Dec 23, 2019, 01:24 FloorPie
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 22, 2019, 20:42:
I can't. I won't. I shouldn't. I'll never forget. I'll never forgive. I'll always remember.

Oooh, did you say I could save a dollar.
Folds like a deck of cards. Posturing and posing.

Hey, if they want to subsidize and people want to buy it cheap, so what? I thought life was short and that its not a big deal to buy from multiple stores?

Ironically, this is all about maintaining high average prices and carving out a piece of the market. At the expense of customers via access monopolies. It took epic months to start offering up some of their games elsewhere and the prices are usually all the same. Borderlands 3 price competition is one of the exceptions and it only has a 6 month exclusive anyway.

I've held no animosity for people who bought just so long as I didn't get crap for not buying or pointing out the flaws, insults and incompetence.
 
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