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Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced
Mar 26, 2020, 17:36
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Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced Mar 26, 2020, 17:36
Mar 26, 2020, 17:36
 
Avus wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 17:02:
Blizzard and EA don't offer most of that stuff either. Where's your outrage about all of their games not being on Steam?

This is why I don't even have EA Origin and any Blizzard games in my computers.

Ditto. (Not counting older games on GoG.)
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Re: Call of Duty: Warzone Adds New Map, Operator, and Weapons
Mar 24, 2020, 17:55
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Re: Call of Duty: Warzone Adds New Map, Operator, and Weapons Mar 24, 2020, 17:55
Mar 24, 2020, 17:55
 
Call-a-doodie, call-a-doodie, call-a-doodie, call-a-doodie, xbox go home.

Sorry... couldn't resist.

Does anyone actually play this shiz? I mean this IP seems way worn out.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Mar 23, 2020, 11:55
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Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 23, 2020, 11:55
Mar 23, 2020, 11:55
 
1984
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Re: Saturday Interviews
Mar 21, 2020, 17:43
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Re: Saturday Interviews Mar 21, 2020, 17:43
Mar 21, 2020, 17:43
 
Luke wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 16:01:
Well Mr Gabe....you could make what you promised people first , ep3 HL2.

I am not jumping on your " we can't sell our vr kits let make a budget hl" so we can trick the mobs into buying our kit.

Forget it.

Just buy Black Mesa, uninstall HL1 and HL2... and pretend they never happened.

/shrug
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Re: Valve on Alyx and the Future of Half-Life
Mar 18, 2020, 19:24
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Re: Valve on Alyx and the Future of Half-Life Mar 18, 2020, 19:24
Mar 18, 2020, 19:24
 
Yo Gabe... pretty sure Half-Life Alyx doesn't scratch the itch.

Folks are expecting a trilogy of "episodes" as Freeman... not a different protagonist.
A TRIOLOGY of episodes is what YOUR company announced. People are rightfully expecting a 3rd episode for closure.
14 years later and the 3rd episode is still not produced.

There is no closure for this with new Alyx game.

And unfortunately, unless a total modern remake of Half-Life 2 + EP1 + EP2 were included with an EP3... it's been so long that an EP3 would probably fail on it's own.
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Re: Blade Runner Remake Plans
Mar 12, 2020, 19:14
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Re: Blade Runner Remake Plans Mar 12, 2020, 19:14
Mar 12, 2020, 19:14
 
Luke wrote on Mar 12, 2020, 18:08:
Ha....kickstarter just stop using it..

I think System Shock was the last time I backed anything or it might have been Kingdom Come Deliverance.... so yeah, I agree.

Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 12, 2020, 18:51:
I'm not saying Nightdive doesn't have some things to answer for with regards to the System Shock remake but you're acting as if it's the same team developing both of these projects when it's almost certainly not. One is enhancing a 20+ year old point and click, the other is a new project done from scratch in Unreal Engine. They are likely working on several projects at once.

Doesn't matter if it's a separate team. The Same dipsh!t CEO is running the place. Also, they went against their own pitch, and had to stop and restart the whole project to get it back on track on what they were claiming to create on kickstarter. So, it's their own fault for the huge delay, and they definitely aren't on track for their last release claim of early this year.

Bottom line is they mis-managed this project like Schafer did with Broken Age... meaning neither of them get a dime from me again.

Fool me once, shame on you.... etc.

/shrug

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Re: Blade Runner Remake Plans
Mar 12, 2020, 17:48
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Re: Blade Runner Remake Plans Mar 12, 2020, 17:48
Mar 12, 2020, 17:48
 
How about finishing the System Shock remake, that has been delayed and restarted, first?

After 3 years, all we get on Kickstarter is concept art updates and a "alpha demo" for steam users only.

Fsck Nightdive.
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Re: CD Projekt RED's Plans Detailed
Mar 12, 2020, 12:28
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Re: CD Projekt RED's Plans Detailed Mar 12, 2020, 12:28
Mar 12, 2020, 12:28
 
Redo Witcher 1 and 2 to be exactly like 3 and sell it as "The Witcher Trilogy Redux"!
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Re: Epic Games Store Adds Wishlists
Mar 12, 2020, 10:58
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Re: Epic Games Store Adds Wishlists Mar 12, 2020, 10:58
Mar 12, 2020, 10:58
 
I'm looking at every store that has DRM launchers / data mining.... not Just EGS.

The only one I have is steam and I have been slowly getting away from that, and repurchased numerous games on GOG.

Like is said, their data mining is part of perks to share with publishers / developers for the content they deliver. Non-optionally sharing my data (sold or not) without my permission is just as bad. Non-optionally collecting my data in the first place, without my permission is the main complaint, which is why I avoid all of the other stores.

Obviously this isn't the only industry that does this... heck, credit card companies have "no opt-out policies" for sharing your data that they collect.

That sh!t needs to be illegal.
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Re: E3 2020 Officially Cancelled
Mar 11, 2020, 19:55
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Re: E3 2020 Officially Cancelled Mar 11, 2020, 19:55
Mar 11, 2020, 19:55
 
crazedgironemo wrote on Mar 11, 2020, 19:22:
Yeah, I mean, the flu kills 0.1% whereas the coronavirus kills up to 3.4%. Definitely not as bad as the common flu. We should have just let the coronavirus spread unchecked and it would mean only 11 million of USA's 327 million population will die of it.

Being a gear head... if it's the tree-huggin vegan prius-driving smug-tards... I'm ok with that number! Heck! They can take their Holistic medicine!

j/k

I think being prepared taking some precautions is one thing... over-hyping and claiming the sky is falling, is another.
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Re: Epic Games Store Adds Wishlists
Mar 11, 2020, 19:29
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Re: Epic Games Store Adds Wishlists Mar 11, 2020, 19:29
Mar 11, 2020, 19:29
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 11, 2020, 17:43:
What data do you think they're mining, and how is it fueling their business?
Yes, we know what came out last year about Steam, which they think they explained, but even then, what do you think they're doing to monetize it?

A store can only tabulate your interests by what you purchase, and share that with partners.

An Application sitting on your device, can record which games you launch, how long you've been in each of them, what your hardware is, etc. etc.... aka telemetry. Of course this is also given to their partners as part of the perks for putting content in their store.

I don't subscribe to the notion that telemetry is required or non-optional. I find it absolutely repulsive that I am forced to be recorded on my own devices without my express permission (anonymized or not). While I may not be able to stop it 100% I do my best to thwart as much as possible. You can call it my own little privacy war, if you wish. You wouldn't believe the amount of crap I block at different levels, including my perimeter firewall, locked down device an OS settings, script blocking, on all devices PC, Phones, etc. etc. Also, I have no social media accounts, google accounts, ISP e-mail accounts, and I block social media / google scripts / remote fonts / webdav leaking and most fingerprinting from web sites.

Currently I am on a remote cloud browser... it's not even a browser on my local workstation (think RDP to a firefox instance that dies as soon as I close it)

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Re: Epic Games Store Adds Wishlists
Mar 11, 2020, 17:15
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Re: Epic Games Store Adds Wishlists Mar 11, 2020, 17:15
Mar 11, 2020, 17:15
 
Big difference between every game not requiring a launcher and 11 (currently looking at the site) games not requiring a launcher. OF which I have an interest of zero out 11).

As for newer games not appearing on GOG, that's part of CD Project Red's ongoing negotiations to get AAA games eventually on their straight up No-DRM platform.

EGS is not actively trying to talk developers / publishers down the no-launcher route.
EGS wants the data they mine from their launcher.

Big difference in business models there, my friend.
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Re: E3 2020 Officially Cancelled
Mar 11, 2020, 16:59
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Re: E3 2020 Officially Cancelled Mar 11, 2020, 16:59
Mar 11, 2020, 16:59
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 11, 2020, 15:59:
People are so fucked in head.

Men In Black Quote:

K: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.

The truth... from Hollywood... in 1997. Oh the Irony!
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Re: Epic Games Store Adds Wishlists
Mar 11, 2020, 09:48
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Re: Epic Games Store Adds Wishlists Mar 11, 2020, 09:48
Mar 11, 2020, 09:48
 
Can we wish for a no-drm-launcher option?
no?
How about a complete opt-out to datamining / telemetry (Other than recorded purchases by the store)
no?
I'll stick with GOG. Thanks.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Mar 5, 2020, 09:47
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 5, 2020, 09:47
Mar 5, 2020, 09:47
 
phinn wrote on Mar 5, 2020, 08:14:
Doesn't matter too much for Intel if you're building a primarily gaming PC then these 10th gen CPUs will still be #1 for gaming, just very power hungry. That said I'm looking forward to checking out the Ryzen 4700X for my next build.

I don't think so. The latest 3000 desktop cpus are pretty close to the Comet Lakes in IPC. There's supposed to be another 10-15% IPC coming in the 4000's, which should make them at least trade blows (depending on the game) if not be slightly better than Comet Lakes. Pretty sure there aren't going to be any 10nm Intel Deskstop CPUs.

On the Laptop side, the early indicators of the 4000 series already spanks Ice Lake in IPC. We'll see what happens with Tiger Lake.

The only advantage Intel may have is some specific instruction set a particular game was optimized for.
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Re: Valve Expects Monday's Index Restock to Sell Out
Mar 5, 2020, 09:32
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Re: Valve Expects Monday's Index Restock to Sell Out Mar 5, 2020, 09:32
Mar 5, 2020, 09:32
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2020, 09:15:
A killer app needs to substantially move the needle.

I pretty much agree with Beamer... however, to me a "killer app" usually means making the hardware desirable enough for the mainstream, with a snowball effect of more developers trying to chase that piece of pie.

I think it's way too soon to say this game will do that.

I also think it's obvious (as I stated earlier in this thread) that Valve created the game from that franchise to sell hardware. Period.
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Re: Valve Expects Monday's Index Restock to Sell Out
Mar 4, 2020, 18:44
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Re: Valve Expects Monday's Index Restock to Sell Out Mar 4, 2020, 18:44
Mar 4, 2020, 18:44
 
From that statement, I suppose one could come to the conclusion that the motivation for developing Half-Life: Alyx wasn't exactly for the love and passion of their own IP... but just to sell hardware. (since all their previous attempts failed... steam controller, steam box, etc.)
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Mar 4, 2020, 17:41
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 4, 2020, 17:41
Mar 4, 2020, 17:41
 
Pretty sure my next rig is going to be a Ryzen 4000, given the two Intel articles in tonight's Tech Bits.

After Switching from years of an Athlon XP to years of a Core 2 Duo (Conroe then Wolfdale), then years of a core-i5 (3570k), AMD is well deserving of the support for a switch back. Intel had a good 15 year-ish run with me.

Yeah... I don't upgrade my motherboard and processor on my gaming rig very often anymore... but when I do, they are a quantum leap in performance compared to what I replace.

Video cards, on the other hand... I'll stick with my GTX 1070 for now and see what the next gen is all about.
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Re: Valve on the Future of Half-Life
Mar 4, 2020, 13:38
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Re: Valve on the Future of Half-Life Mar 4, 2020, 13:38
Mar 4, 2020, 13:38
 
I suppose that I am one of the few that thought HL2 wasn't all that great. I'd rather put my money on Black Mesa than HL3 (or EP3) (If it was available).

/shrug
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Re: Valve on the Future of Half-Life
Mar 4, 2020, 12:39
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Re: Valve on the Future of Half-Life Mar 4, 2020, 12:39
Mar 4, 2020, 12:39
 
Rolleyes
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