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News Comments > DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 Next Month

3. Re: Morning Patches Nov 19, 2019, 14:08 TheBigVlad
Verno wrote on Nov 19, 2019, 11:37:
Yeah we played the Switch version of this and had a really great time. It does have a lot of hand holding as they introduce mechanics but the story is cute and it eventually opens up.

How does it run on the Switch? I was thinking of picking this up but I am just not fond of this kind of aesthetic, and I'm a bit worried about performance. If it runs well then I might be able to overlook the visual style. I have a PS4 too but this is the type of game I'd like to play on the go.
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News Comments > GTA6 Speculation

1. Re: Morning Patches Nov 18, 2019, 15:04 TheBigVlad
Actually it makes perfect sense that they would release a new GTA shortly before the next generation of consoles is released, so they can double dip on sales the same way they did with the release of GTAV, which came out on the PS3 a few months before the PS4 launch. It's annoying but it's a good move business-wise.  
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News Comments > etc.

4. Re: Morning Patches Nov 6, 2019, 13:13 TheBigVlad
El Pit wrote on Nov 6, 2019, 11:20:
Obsidian does it again...

I think it was a good decision to wait for this game until it gets released completely patched.

I went through the entire game without noticing a single bug, and performance was good throughout. I guess it could be a little more optimized but I rarely dipped below 60fps or so on a 1080ti at 1440p with all settings on ultra apart from two settings (screen space reflections and some other one, can't remember). This is by far the most polished game Obsidian has ever put out (though that's not saying much). If I still had the game installed, I would double check the area mentioned in the article but I don't remember it being that bad.
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Troubleshooting Includes Launcher Patch

9. Re: Morning Patches Nov 6, 2019, 01:08 TheBigVlad
Dacron wrote on Nov 5, 2019, 21:55:
I must be the minority.

Is this the patch that makes the game FUN ? ~8 hours in, free roam accessible etc... and it just isn't fun. And I loved RDR 1. Kind of regret buying this.

I would say it gets much more enjoyable after free roam is unlocked and you get past most of the tutorial stuff, and that does take a while, but if you're 8 hours in and you're not having fun, then I'm not sure it will get much better for you, unfortunately. For me, it's a game that I could just get lost in, leisurely riding along on the open road, hunting animals for meat or skins, or trying to spot and pick off rare birds (not easy with a PS4 controller). It does take a while for the story to pick up, so maybe stick with it a while longer if it isn't too agonizing for you, and you might wind up enjoying it.
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News Comments > No Ray Tracing in PC RDR2; Preview Roundup

10. Re: Morning Patches Nov 1, 2019, 20:49 TheBigVlad
Quinn wrote on Nov 1, 2019, 17:55:
From the PC Gamer article:

As a PC player I'm used to being able to dart around with my view and react to the game world with almost unconscious flicks of the mouse. Pad look creates a small amount of friction between my intention and the way the game responds to that intention. Removing that friction simply makes the game feel better to me.

Exactly this. It's the reason I never got into console gaming. That friction he talks about always kept me from getting immersed into games. I was always just the guy on the couch fighting with his thumb-stick. Never the cowboy; never the guy from Last of Us; never Alan Wake.

Yep. Luckily I've learned to tolerate it over time to an extent but it will never come close the comfort of using a mouse. Games that don't rely so much on precision (like The Last of Us) are a bit easier to deal with. I played the hell out of RDR2 already but I wouldn't mind another play-through on the PC. Might be picking this up.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

3. Re: Morning Patches Oct 12, 2019, 22:46 TheBigVlad
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2019, 16:09:
Always liked Forster - particularly in Jackie Brown. That's a great flick and one I haven't rewatched in way too long. Think I'll give it a whirl.

I didn't know who Robert Forster was until I watched Jackie Brown for the first time, and I loved him in that movie. Great character actor, one of the best. I nearly shat myself with glee when he showed up in Breaking Bad. He was perfect for that part.
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News Comments > Lost Viking: Kingdom of Women Announced

4. Re: Morning Patches Sep 27, 2019, 23:35 TheBigVlad
NKD wrote on Sep 27, 2019, 20:39:
What are you two babbling about? Did you even watch the trailer? You play as a dude looking for his damsels in distress who have been captured.

Well the description does contain multiple trigger words like 'women' and 'diversified' and that's enough to make some people go apeshit.
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Getting Mounts

5. Re: Morning Patches Sep 27, 2019, 14:41 TheBigVlad
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 27, 2019, 10:59:
so i just did the free weekend and I only got to play ~5 hours of it.

Anyways, took a while to realize to get new blueprints you need to spend points in a tab to learn how to make weapons. I was trying to kill some exiles with pick axe and tree axe and kept dying to bleed out before I could finish. Once I figured out I only needed to spend 2 points to get a giant stone maul that would kill guys in 3 swings it became stupid easy for that combat side.

So then I made a house, armor crafting and got some better gear. Was in the south desert/oasis type area for the entire time.

My opinion, which is very limited to 5 hours obviously:

Game is janky, combat was boring and silly. NPCs were really horribly programmed for attacking. This is the starter zone so I can see how this is probably on purpose but jesus it looked bad.

Crafting is whatever.. it's boring and makes me wonder why people love this tedious stuff.

The good:
Climbing anything is really cool.

Honestly, not sure how people lasted more than 10 hours in this game if the first 15-25 levels are in the starter zone.

Your thoughts on the game mirror mine almost exactly. There are mods that help with some of the issues I have with the game (mods that make crafting and gathering less tedious, etc.), but no mod will ever be able to fix the silly combat and AI. It still feels like an early access game. Maybe it was designed primarily as a PvP game, and PvE was an afterthought. I have no interest in PvP so I didn't bother with it.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

2. Nearly 30 years ago, Mortal Kombatís blood forever changed the video game industry. Sep 14, 2019, 09:14 TheBigVlad
When Mortal Kombat came out for consoles, I got shit from my friends in elementary school for picking up the bloodless SNES version (where the blood was replaced with... sweat) over the bloody Genesis version, when I owned both consoles. I guess even back then I was a graphics whore and the SNES version just looked and sounded so much better. Luckily, MKII on SNES was left uncensored.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Released

49. Re: Morning Patches Sep 13, 2019, 17:46 TheBigVlad
Hellcinder wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 16:16:
I've played 30 minutes so far and I enjoy it. I'm not looking for gripping art house drama. I wasn't a fan of the pre-sequel but I enjoyed BL1&2. Claptrap's a knucklehead, we get an intro with music and mayhem and we get Marcus giving us a story. No different then 20+ James Bond movies.

Played for a few hours last night and feel the same way. Better than Pre-Sequel and at least on par with BL1&2 so far. Haven't encountered any bugs yet but I haven't played multiplayer. The game is exactly what I expected from a third game in the main series. I can't really see any BL fans being horribly disappointed with this one. People call it Borderlands 2.5 and that's fair, but Borderlands 2 was basically Borderlands 1.5 anyway. The mechanics haven't changed much throughout the series but that doesn't bother me.
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News Comments > Alec Holowka Dead

86. Re: Morning Patches Sep 2, 2019, 01:45 TheBigVlad
Wow... I've got nothing to add to this thread except that I really hope that some of the posters in here never, ever have daughters of their own. Yikes!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

1. 10 Video Games You Can Never Finish Aug 30, 2019, 11:06 TheBigVlad
I feel like about half of the games I played in the 80s on my Commodore 64 should be on that list.  
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News Comments > Joe Rogan's John Carmack Interview

16. Re: Morning Patches Aug 30, 2019, 00:03 TheBigVlad
Sepharo wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 23:36:
edit: Took me a bit to find his old site since it switched from .net to .com ... but here's some ancient shit:

Looks kind of familiar don't it?

Oh he's got he "Favorite Links" section and everything!
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News Comments > Joe Rogan's John Carmack Interview

4. Re: Morning Patches Aug 29, 2019, 12:10 TheBigVlad
Watched this last night. It was fantastic. I could listen to JC talk all day long about pretty much anything. You can tell he has the deep intellectual curiosity that motivates the best kinds of engineers.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

9. Re: Morning Patches Aug 22, 2019, 21:59 TheBigVlad
Imagine taking a girl out on a date to a restaurant and have a nice dinner. Everyone's having a good time. But when it comes time to pay, it's all ruined when you pull out your flimsy plastic non-Apple credit card, and she recoils in horror and disgust at your uncivilized barbarism. She demands a ride home and never speaks to you again. You don't want to be that guy. Be cultured. Choose Apple.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 11, 2019, 05:23 TheBigVlad
Looks like they de-aged De Niro and Pesci for that last scene. They did a pretty good job. Hope the movie is good.  
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News Comments > Into the Black

2. Re: Morning Patches Aug 6, 2019, 00:48 TheBigVlad
jdreyer wrote on Aug 5, 2019, 22:15:
I need to see this in the theater.

I saw it in the theater with my dad (he saw it previously and was raving about it) and at one point I had to get up to take a piss. I missed the entire lobby fight scene. Terrible timing. My dad managed to find a poor quality clip of it online and showed it to me. Wish I'd been in the theater for that.
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News Comments > Morning Patches

2. Re: Morning Patches Jul 25, 2019, 13:17 TheBigVlad
In the RAGE 2 update:

Quality of Life Improvements
Pop-up notifications no longer pause the game

Jesus Christ it's about time. I finished this 2 months ago so it doesn't help me but this was supremely annoying. Totally killed the flow of the game when it happened, and it happened constantly. Did no one bring up how idiotic this was during playtesting? I guess not.
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News Comments > Into the Black

6. Re: Morning Patches Jul 24, 2019, 20:47 TheBigVlad
[NDT] Rufus wrote on Jul 24, 2019, 19:42:
It's getting painful watching the 20th century blink out of existence, with the passing of each pop culture icon. I think I always expected there to be new heroes...but it doesn't seem like anyone is stepping up. I haven't been excited about any movies in I don't know how long. I'm tired of superhero flicks. Today's music sucks. I guess I'm just getting old. My 6 year old was listening to some song named Old Town Road the other day, and I was like WTF is this garbage. /endrant

Yea it's just about getting old. The next gen has their own icons (or will discover them in time) but we don't recognize them as such. To any kids who grew up on today's superhero movies, Robert Downey Jr. may be their Harrison Ford, and he will always be their Iron Man.
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News Comments > June 2019 Digital Game Revenue

3. Re: Morning Patches Jul 24, 2019, 17:12 TheBigVlad
Looks like Days Gone was a pretty big hit financially, which is surprising. The reviews of the game were very mixed when it came out. While the game has some issues, I quite enjoyed it. It's the kind of AA game that I'd like to see more of.  
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