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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 14:00
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 14:00
Sep 21, 2020, 14:00
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 13:01:
Why the fuck would any of you wish for a change of engine now? Do you want to go another 5 years without a new BGS game?

I wouldn't suggest that they switch mid-development for ESVI. That would be crazy. It's too late for that. I was more thinking for any future titles after that (ESVII or Fallout 5). Of course, most of us will probably be dead of old age before ESVII so it's probably not relevant anyway.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 11:30
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 11:30
Sep 21, 2020, 11:30
 
Julian Delphiki wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 11:10:
TheBigVlad wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 10:38:
Hopefully this will bring some much needed quality control to Bethesda's games. Also, Microsoft, please force Bethesda to use a new engine for future Fallout/ES games. It's time to retire Gamebryo. I really don't see a downside to this news.

You must not be running Windows 10? I've lost track of the number of severe bugs they've included with every single major Windows 10 update. From what I read, it mostly comes from the fact that they got rid of their physical hardware lab test harnesses and rely on virtual environments, which don't behave like physical systems in some scenarios. It would be nice if the gaming department did something different, but I certainly won't hold my breath.

I wouldn't argue that MS has exceptional quality control or anything. I'm just saying that it couldn't realistically get any worse for Bethesda with regards to their Fallout/ES games, so I can only see this as a positive thing.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 10:38
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 10:38
Sep 21, 2020, 10:38
 
Hopefully this will bring some much needed quality control to Bethesda's games. Also, Microsoft, please force Bethesda to use a new engine for future Fallout/ES games. It's time to retire Gamebryo. I really don't see a downside to this news.
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Re: Unlike Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberpunk Online Will Include Microtransactions
Sep 8, 2020, 12:34
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Re: Unlike Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberpunk Online Will Include Microtransactions Sep 8, 2020, 12:34
Sep 8, 2020, 12:34
 
Yea I don't care about MTs. That's fine. What I do worry about though is if this results in a shift in focus from single player content to multiplayer content, if Cyberpunk Online becomes really popular, much like the GTAV situation with Rockstar.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 6, 2020, 16:43
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 6, 2020, 16:43
Sep 6, 2020, 16:43
 
RogueSix wrote on Sep 6, 2020, 14:38:
inXile simply can't seem to make games that sell anymore. Wasteland 3 only made it to 6th place last week (launch was 8/28) and it's nowhere to be seen this week in spite of pretty decent critics reviews (86 MC average). Luckily it also has coop so publishers will hopefully not conclude yet again that single player RPGs do not sell anymore but it's still a pity to see WL3 fail at sales. It doesn't bode well for Microsoft's future plans with regard to inXile either. I don't necessarily mean shutting them down but the types of games Microsoft will greenlight.

Well it was a crowdfunded game so I would expect sales after launch to be a bit less than they otherwise would be. And also it's free on that Xbox game pass thing I think. That said, a couple more weeks in the top 10 would have been nice to see. I'm enjoying it so far.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 20, 2020, 14:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2020, 14:00
Aug 20, 2020, 14:00
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 13:13:
Steve Bannon arrested and three others charged with fraud in border wall fundraising campaign.

I knew exactly what Trump's response would be before I read it. Distance himself and minimize Bannon's role in his administration. Sure enough, from a CNN article:

"Well I feel very badly. I haven't been dealing with him for a long period of time," Trump said, noting that he was "involved in our campaign" and "for a small part of the administration very early on."

It's like deja vu.
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Re: etc.
Aug 16, 2020, 05:06
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Re: etc. Aug 16, 2020, 05:06
Aug 16, 2020, 05:06
 
Yes, they get way more bang for the buck with multiplayer content. It still doesn't mean I have to like it.
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Re: etc.
Aug 15, 2020, 18:03
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Re: etc. Aug 15, 2020, 18:03
Aug 15, 2020, 18:03
 
Rhett wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 14:14:
Insane to me that people are still buying GTA 5, much less playing the MP. It's so grindy, like playing a second job.

Also disappointing because it means less focus on single player content from Rockstar. I would have loved some single player DLC for GTAV or RDR2. Oh well.
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Re: Factorio Officially Launches
Aug 14, 2020, 16:44
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Re: Factorio Officially Launches Aug 14, 2020, 16:44
Aug 14, 2020, 16:44
 
Sempai wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 16:27:
As an old starcraft player this looks super interesting. How's the combat level of the game? Does anyone have any solid beginner guides videos they could share?

KatherineOfSky on youtube has lots of good tutorials, and it looks like she's got a current series of beginner tutorials going for new players jumping in as 1.0 is released.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIV3KbAvaGEyNjoMoNaGtQ

Nilhaus has tons of tutorials, at all levels.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD80bzqJh1N7lOqn7n0vKTg

However, be aware that the combat is not the focus of the game and is pretty basic. There isn't much depth to it. It's fun at first, but many experienced players will just disable the biters (the bug looking things) so they can concentrate on expanding their factories without interruptions. There are different types of turrets you can use to automate defenses, along with several ammo types and weapons, so it's not barebones, but definitely something to be aware of.
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Released
Aug 7, 2020, 22:45
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Released Aug 7, 2020, 22:45
Aug 7, 2020, 22:45
 
This game deserved a better port. I hope they are able to fix the performance issues so it can reach a wider audience.
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Preloads and Issues
Aug 7, 2020, 04:56
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Preloads and Issues Aug 7, 2020, 04:56
Aug 7, 2020, 04:56
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 7, 2020, 04:03:
First, can anyone explain in noob-terms what an initial shader compilation actually does? I've experienced it before, Detroit: Become Human took forever during the first time I started the game up. I don't have issues with it, since it's just one time, but I have no clue what it does.

In many (most?) games, I think shaders are compiled as they are needed during gameplay, which can reduce performance. A one-time shader compilation process can improve performance but it does have the drawback of having to recompile if there are hardware or driver changes, as the post states. If you don't know, a shader is just a program that runs on the GPU that performs calculations which are used to apply effects to game assets, basically.
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Re: Take-Two Financials
Aug 3, 2020, 21:07
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Re: Take-Two Financials Aug 3, 2020, 21:07
Aug 3, 2020, 21:07
 
I thought that we would get GTA6 before the next-gen consoles come out so they could double-dip on sales but obviously that's not happening. I guess GTA Online is still going strong so there's no rush to push out the next game any time soon. Looks like it will be a long wait before we see any more GTA or RDR single player experiences.
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Re: Another Ubisoft Exec Leaves
Aug 3, 2020, 17:43
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Re: Another Ubisoft Exec Leaves Aug 3, 2020, 17:43
Aug 3, 2020, 17:43
 
As long as they keep a guy on board that can rubber stamp Assassin's Creed and FarCry sequels, they'll be fine. But if that guy leaves...
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Re: Morning Multiplex
Aug 3, 2020, 17:37
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Re: Morning Multiplex Aug 3, 2020, 17:37
Aug 3, 2020, 17:37
 
Yea that HZD video didn't need to exist. Some minor spoiler stuff but it's mostly just listing technical aspects, like 'supports 4k'. Better to just read the Complete Edition PC FAQ on the Steam page for those details. If the port is good, then the game is absolutely worth buying. I didn't Platinum it like Half Elf (I tried but failed the hardest difficulty) but I did everything and discovered everything there is in the game, because I loved the world they built.
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Specs
Jul 29, 2020, 11:58
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Specs Jul 29, 2020, 11:58
Jul 29, 2020, 11:58
 
Sacrifex wrote on Jul 29, 2020, 11:44:
As much as I want to wildly throw my money at this with reckless abandon, I'm still waiting on reviews for how it runs. The specs not coming back as that crazy seem like a good sign that this could be a good port, but, I'm not about to jump in and find out that it's a garbage fire under the hood. Been burned by one too many ports in my day.

Even if it runs well, the most important thing to me is the controls, and they could definitely fudge that up. If it doesn't play well with a mouse+kb then it's a bad port. Either way, I don't think I'll buy it simple because I already played the crap out of it on the PS4, but I do hope it gets a good port. Can't wait for the sequel.
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Re: Far Cry 6 Details Leak
Jul 11, 2020, 08:17
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Re: Far Cry 6 Details Leak Jul 11, 2020, 08:17
Jul 11, 2020, 08:17
 
So it's going to be pretty and it's going to have great voice work. I'm still going to assume it's a reskinned FarCry 3 (like 4 and 5 were) until I see some gameplay though. At the very least, they better change that enemy tagging sound effect. That *bom* sound is stuck in my head and won't leave. It haunts me.
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Re: Evening Interviews
Jul 11, 2020, 08:10
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Re: Evening Interviews Jul 11, 2020, 08:10
Jul 11, 2020, 08:10
 
Yea there's no reason to do the 'Game Pass' thing for Cyberpunk. I think most people will either buy everything (including DLC) at full price near release, or wait for a GOTY bundle that includes it all in a discounted package. They won't need that little bit of extra cash up front that they would get from offering a game pass. It would just hurt them in the long run.
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Re: Ubisoft Confirms Giancarlo Esposito Far Cry 6 Leak
Jul 11, 2020, 03:54
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Re: Ubisoft Confirms Giancarlo Esposito Far Cry 6 Leak Jul 11, 2020, 03:54
Jul 11, 2020, 03:54
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 10, 2020, 19:24:
I love Mr. Esposito's work, but I'm sure his character will end up having long monologues while your PC character is locked in place/captured/unarmed whatever, 3-4 times during the storyline. Far Cry is long past formulaic at this stage.

I'm hoping they'll make some attempt to tweak the formula a bit but I doubt they will. The games keep selling well and they don't want to risk messing that up. So I think we can safely expect another reskinned FarCry 3. I'd be happy to be proven wrong though.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 6, 2020, 19:38
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 6, 2020, 19:38
Jul 6, 2020, 19:38
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 15:18:
What's the controversy? The dual protagonists that you're forced to play as? The death of a popular character?

These are the same questions I've been asking myself while playing through the game. I'm enjoying it quite a bit and I think I've got maybe an hour or two left before the end. I've yet to encounter anything that I would have imagined causing this kind of controversy. It just seems like a... normal zombie apocalypse game. I'm glad we get to play as the protagonist character for a little bit to give her perspective. I've read a lot of people just hating on her looks, like women with muscles don't exist or something. When I'm done with the game, it will be interesting to go back and read the leaks from prior to the game's release (I managed to avoid them) because I'm just really confused at all the controversy that this game has generated.
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Re: Shadow Warrior 3 Announced
Jul 6, 2020, 19:16
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Re: Shadow Warrior 3 Announced Jul 6, 2020, 19:16
Jul 6, 2020, 19:16
 
Slashman wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 17:57:
Ahumado wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 16:30:
SW 2 was trash. SW 1 was great and there was nothing you know what about it

Wow there are about 13,000 Steam reviewers that disagree with you on SW 2 and also a 78 on metacritic. That's some trash right there indeed.

It certainly isn't trash IMHO but they did kind of fail at the 'looter' aspect of 'looter shooter' with SW2. The loot was pretty lame and unimaginative. They should have left that part out. Enemies felt a bit bullet spongy too, presumably to encourage grinding for good gear I guess. The game was pretty fun otherwise but with SW3 really need to overhaul or remove that aspect of the game.
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