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Re: Pandemic Eradicated from Steam
Jan 16, 2022, 23:29
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Re: Pandemic Eradicated from Steam Jan 16, 2022, 23:29
Jan 16, 2022, 23:29
 
Last year, Asmodee acquired some sort of digital board game platform. In addition, They just got bought by Embracer Group, so it's probably some plan to release their digital games on their own platform or something.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Jan 1, 2022, 22:57
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 1, 2022, 22:57
Jan 1, 2022, 22:57
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jan 1, 2022, 22:14:
and Zeus a thorough douche ).


I mean... It's Zeus... he is a douche. lol.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Jan 1, 2022, 20:03
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 1, 2022, 20:03
Jan 1, 2022, 20:03
 
Breath of the Wild is #1? That invalidates that entire list.

BotW has to be one of the most boringly designed games of all time. the ENTIRE overworld has no point. It's a vast empty map to connect the shrine "dungeons" (if you can even call them that, as all the shrines are monsterless, repeating mechanics and some of those are merely gimmicks to show off some function of the Switch - poorly I might add.), where there's NO reason to engage with enemies you see on the map, since all it does is degrade your gear for no measurable reward. There are only four classicly built dungeons really (the divine beasts and Hyrule castle), I actually gave up on the game after finishing two of the three divine beasts and was working on the third when I realized how much I was forcing myself to try and like the game just because it was Zelda. I actually think the remake of Link's Awakening was the better of the two Switch Zelda games.

Oddly, I felt that while it clearly was modelled after BotW, and has some of the same faults - many of their dungeons are simple puzzles with minimal enemies, I think that Ubisoft's Immortals: Fenyx Rising actually did a better job at pulling you into it's world with a overworld that was much more engaging. Though, perhaps that's just because I'm a sucker for Greek Mythology and they presented a lot of it, including some deep cuts, in a humorous, fun way.
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Re: Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Opens
Nov 16, 2021, 15:31
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Re: Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Opens Nov 16, 2021, 15:31
Nov 16, 2021, 15:31
 
Wonder if they will somehow find an issue with themselves publishing the game and remove it from Steam six months from now in a war with themselves, like they've done their last three publishers.

*I'm still irked about The Sinking City and not being able to get the last DLC (the originally Switch-exclusive one) before I finish the game without being expected to buy it again*
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Re: The Division 2 Major Update Pushed to Next Year
Oct 26, 2021, 23:00
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Re: The Division 2 Major Update Pushed to Next Year Oct 26, 2021, 23:00
Oct 26, 2021, 23:00
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 26, 2021, 21:35:
I admit, they've got me curious, as to what the heck they will even do to the game at this point. The original playerbase is almost entirely gone, aside from a few die-hards and people like myself who check in every couple of months then leave again. There are random injections of sale players, but there is a limit to the content, and the raids are completely unfriendly to new players at this point.

I hope they don't add more raids... it'd be a complete waste for about 95% of the playerbase, transitory as it is.

Also, for fuck's sake, add ways that aren't ridiculous, for solo players to get the raid guns. That's basically all I'm missing, and I have sworn to never join any guilds ever again.

They're apparently going to do a specialization overhaul, which is going to be posted about in an article this Thursday. No idea what the new game mode is going to be... I'm afraid it's just going to be some PvP mode or something, since they still always seem like that's what they want to push, despite it being a disaster and their last "game mode" was Summit... which was probably the most boring, terribly thought out (or not thought out) addition. I still didn't even bother finishing it.

Honestly, I have more fun playing D1 then I do D2 at this point.
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Re: Nirvana
Aug 25, 2021, 21:31
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Re: Nirvana Aug 25, 2021, 21:31
Aug 25, 2021, 21:31
 
Clearly the Nirvana kid thing is a grab for cash. Dudes talked about this a bunch of times, never had an issue with it, and even recreated the photo a bunch of times.
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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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