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Re: F2P The Division Heartland Revealed
May 6, 2021, 21:21
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Re: F2P The Division Heartland Revealed May 6, 2021, 21:21
May 6, 2021, 21:21
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 6, 2021, 19:18:
Happy to see Red Storm back in the spotlight. I enjoyed the work they did on Div 2's expansion.

I was under the impression that, while they were initially involved with D2 development, Massive took over completely and the expansion was completely Massive.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Apr 12, 2021, 19:16
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 12, 2021, 19:16
Apr 12, 2021, 19:16
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 12, 2021, 19:12:
Sweet, now put The Last of Us Part 1 and 2 on PC, via official ports, so I don't have to use some hacked third party emulator to play those games on pc.

Unfortunately they're apparently completely redoing TLoU1 for the PS5, so I doubt you'll see a port of even the first game any time soon.
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Re: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Details
Apr 9, 2021, 21:44
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Re: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Details Apr 9, 2021, 21:44
Apr 9, 2021, 21:44
 
SlimRam wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 01:26:

I'm not sure I'm reading this right but you didn't need to have played a third time to have a paragon save to play in Mass Effect 2? Each playthrough was it's own save. You could have just used your first playthrough save if I'm understanding you correctly?


Just saw this... Not sure if you'll see, but figured I'd reply anyway. In your first playthrough, you could only get to level 50. In order to get to level 60, which imparts better starting stats/money in ME2, you had to play through twice. So if I wanted a max level/stat import, I had to import a second playthrough character. Which meant doing EVERYTHING again, if I wanted all my choices to import. I did just read that the legendary edition allows you to get to level 60 in one playthrough though, so no need to play the first game twice.
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Re: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Details
Apr 6, 2021, 22:58
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Re: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Details Apr 6, 2021, 22:58
Apr 6, 2021, 22:58
 
The one thing they didn't mention is if they were changing the way the importing your character from ME1 to ME2 worked. The only way to import a maximized stat character into ME2 was actually to play through ME1 a second time with the same character. It would be odd to force that when you're releasing the entire thing in a combined edition.

*side note: I actually played through ME1 3 times completely, because I played through my first playthrough as a paragon, then did renegade because I wanted to hear all that dialog, then realized that if I wanted to export my character to ME2 the way I wanted him, as a Paragon, I needed to play through again to reset him to that. I mean, the third playthrough at max level was insanely fast, but still, felt pretty dumb for not having the foresight to play renegade first then paragon.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Apr 6, 2021, 09:06
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Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 6, 2021, 09:06
Apr 6, 2021, 09:06
 
Earlyworm wrote on Apr 5, 2021, 21:24:
Cutter wrote on Apr 5, 2021, 19:01:
Can't wait for DV's Dune! Anyone else all stoked 'n stuff?


I am trying to stay grounded, but it's difficult to not get excited about Denis version of Dune. I loved the whole Dune book series as a teenager, loved the 80's movie and I love every movie that I have seen from Denis Villeneuve (especially Blade runner 2049).

Match made in heaven

I guess my biggest issue is that they decided to split the first book into two movies, with no guarantee of the second movie getting made. I mean, BR2049 didn't make box office, what are the chances Dune is going to make enough to get a second movie, especially if it ends up simultaneously releasing on Hbo Max, going against what the production company and director want?

So, as a huge Dune fan, I'm just kind of bummed that we may get a masterfully created adaptation that just ends when *spoilers* Paul and Jessica get to the Fremen. And we don't get to see the water of life, sandworm ride, and all the inner sietch stuff.
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Re: Morning Multiplex
Mar 26, 2021, 12:49
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Re: Morning Multiplex Mar 26, 2021, 12:49
Mar 26, 2021, 12:49
 
"Why did you say that name?!!"
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Re: NACON Responds to The Sinking City Takedown
Mar 3, 2021, 20:46
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Re: NACON Responds to The Sinking City Takedown Mar 3, 2021, 20:46
Mar 3, 2021, 20:46
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 19:38:
I think a little bit of context is in order. The following comes courtesy of a Frogswares blog post on August 25, 2020:

"The agreement is, therefore, terminated without further formality. Moreover, on July 17, 2020, Nacon attempted to oppose the termination in court, but the judge rejected the demand, and the contract is now terminated in the eyes of the law."


The Frogwares blog says that, but every article I've seen on the topic all say a variation of below - so it sounds like things should have remained as-is before Frogwares had everything delisted initially:

"The Court ruled that Frogwares had terminated the contract in a 'manifestly unlawful' manner and, as a result, ordered, as a 'precautionary measure, the continuation of the contract (...) until its term or until a decision is made on the breach of this contract and ordered Frogwares Ireland to refrain from any action on the breach of this contract and ordered Frogwares Ireland to refrain from any action that impedes this continuation (...)'"

Personally, while I'd like to side with Frogwares, there seems to be a history of them always having an issue with the publisher they use that ends in litigation.
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Re: Frogwares Decries New The Sinking City Listing
Feb 27, 2021, 17:43
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Re: Frogwares Decries New The Sinking City Listing Feb 27, 2021, 17:43
Feb 27, 2021, 17:43
 
CthulhuFan wrote on Feb 27, 2021, 15:43:
I mean, what's the TL:DR here?

Frogwares has a lawsuit against publisher Nacon, saying Nacon was claiming copyright on the game and has withheld milestone payments, and owed 1 million euro in unpaid royalties. They then got the games delisted from online storefronts. In October, court ruled that Frogwares acted unlawfully when it pulled the game, and ordered that the developer not take any further action that would affect it's contract with Nacon until the matter is resolved.This would have let Nacon republish the game on the stores, but before it did, Frogwares put up their version on Steam in January. This got taken down shortly after, and now it appear Nacon has relisted it, as the original version with no DLC, no cloud savces or achievements.

sidenote: I've had this game since launch, and have been waiting to finish it, so that I can get the previously Switch exclusive DLC and finish that. Unfortunately this doesn't seem like this is going to happen any time soon, and I refuse to rebuy the game from Frogwares just to get the DLC.
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Re: The Sinking City Rises Again
Jan 5, 2021, 19:33
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Re: The Sinking City Rises Again Jan 5, 2021, 19:33
Jan 5, 2021, 19:33
 
Good. Now maybe it will come back on the Epic store as well, so I can get the damn previously-Switch-exclusive DLC, play that and finish the main game.
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Re: Halo Infinite in Autumn 2021
Dec 9, 2020, 10:43
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Re: Halo Infinite in Autumn 2021 Dec 9, 2020, 10:43
Dec 9, 2020, 10:43
 
fakespyder wrote on Dec 8, 2020, 20:43:
In case anyone else was wondering, (like I was), if this is part of the Master Chief Collection.
It is not.

I wouldn't expect the new game to be... The bigger oddity is why Halo 5 isn't. It seems odd to release the entire back catalog on PC before the new game, which is also coming to PC, but not release the immediate prequel before the new one.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Nov 18, 2020, 12:28
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Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 18, 2020, 12:28
Nov 18, 2020, 12:28
 
I think the Conan headline is inaccurate based on the content of the article (and the original press release I read yesterday). The "Conan Without Borders" specials are still going to be airing on TBS. The HBO Max show is a weekly variety show.
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Re: Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered on Steam Next Week
Nov 10, 2020, 12:01
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Re: Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered on Steam Next Week Nov 10, 2020, 12:01
Nov 10, 2020, 12:01
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2020, 11:58:
So much better to release a game like this after Halloween, right?
Wry

And after Epic just gave it away for free... Way to boost sales!
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Re: Evening Interviews
Oct 19, 2020, 23:02
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Re: Evening Interviews Oct 19, 2020, 23:02
Oct 19, 2020, 23:02
 
Bill Borre wrote on Oct 19, 2020, 22:26:
The design philosophy of killing the player for exploring.

As much as Sierra games will always be dear to my heart, they were often brutal. Never mind getting killed... but being able to get stuck at multiple parts and only then realizing you needed something from 3 hours ago that you missed... FFS that was draining. Sierra games made you learn to save often and never over previous saves.
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Re: Humble Software Bundle: Be a Creative Superhero!
Oct 1, 2020, 11:18
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Re: Humble Software Bundle: Be a Creative Superhero! Oct 1, 2020, 11:18
Oct 1, 2020, 11:18
 
Francis Frank wrote on Oct 1, 2020, 07:56:
FYI, this includes *6 months* of CorelDRAW when you pay over $30. For anyone interested specifically in CorelDRAW, it's basically an extended, $30 trial.

That was a bit of a bummer. Though I'm probably going to grab it for the $30 Painter 2020... Humorously, I just got an email for Corel about how I can save so much right now by buying Painter 2020 from them for $99. Lol.
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Re: Unlimited
Sep 28, 2020, 15:24
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Re: Unlimited Sep 28, 2020, 15:24
Sep 28, 2020, 15:24
 
The Relentless wrote on Sep 28, 2020, 14:38:
If I combine multiple "unlimited" plans, does that mean I get more than unlimited? How does that work?

They're multiline plans. Say you have 4 lines, you could pick and choose which lines get which plans, but they would all bill at the appropriate 4-line price. (you used to have to have them all on the same plan)
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 27, 2020, 19:32
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 27, 2020, 19:32
Sep 27, 2020, 19:32
 
EricFate wrote on Sep 27, 2020, 12:50:
Looks like everyone lost interest in Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning already.

I remember starting to play it when it originally came out and didn't remember why I stopped, so I bought it again to actually play through it since I had nothing else currently. I quit after the intro section... I like RPGs. I like lore... But FFS, the amount of dialog options on EVERY person you talk to is just tedious. I thought to myself, oh, it's just because its the opening and they're explaining stuff... then got outside, and the first two people I talked to had multiple radials of dialog. I was absolutely bored after talking to two people.
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Re: On Sale
Sep 23, 2020, 23:23
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Re: On Sale Sep 23, 2020, 23:23
Sep 23, 2020, 23:23
 
That RA Salvatore bundles is tempting... but really odd that they didn't include the first 6 books, but all the rest (including the Cleric's Quintet).
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Re: PlayStation 5 in November
Sep 17, 2020, 08:32
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Re: PlayStation 5 in November Sep 17, 2020, 08:32
Sep 17, 2020, 08:32
 
I guess my will I / won't I thing about getting this at launch is the fact that the only game I'm interested in at launch is Spider-Man, but that's apparently coming out for the PS4, so I can just get it there. It is a bit tempting to get the deluxe version that includes the remastered original, but I did play that game and 100% it three times originally, so I'm not sure how much I'd really play it again. The only other game I'm looking forward to so far is Horizon: Forbidden West, and they announced that's coming to PS4 as well.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 10, 2020, 14:42
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Re: Into the Black Sep 10, 2020, 14:42
Sep 10, 2020, 14:42
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 11:00:
*shrug* To each their own. I thought Brian's books seemed to closely follow where "Heretics of Dune" and "Chapterhouse: Dune" left off. And yeah, perhaps the ultimate ending was a bit of a "Hollywood ending" but overall the whole storyline felt true to the original six and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I think my bias was set upon reading House Atreides when it came out, and kept noticing things that didn't actually fit with previous established canon and the puerile writing... In Dune, people's inner thought dialog text was complex and often different from what they portrayed outwardly. In The BH/KJA novels it was practically always the same:

I could use a ham sandwich, Leto thought.
"I'm going to make a ham sandwich!", he said. *

I blame Herbert partially, since I know he's the one that "found" the notes, but I'm guessing a lot of what I didn't like was KJA's writing style, which about matches what I remember from his X-Files and Star Wars books.

* Not-an-actual-quote taken from the non-existent "Hamworms of Dune"

EDIT: Was trying to remember why I can't remember specific examples any more, then realized it came out in 1999, and that's 21 years ago... dear god I'm old.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 10, 2020, 14:28
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Re: Into the Black Sep 10, 2020, 14:28
Sep 10, 2020, 14:28
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 12:12:
You do realize what you did there is like telling people just starting to watch Game of Throne who John Snow is and what Daenerys Targaryen does. May I recommend editing your post and adding the secret text? I've gone and done it for your quote.

Ah, the problems of typing up posts at work. Meant to do that, got sidetracked, then just his post. It's fixed.

Though nobody should ever read the Brian Herbert novels to begin with.
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