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Author of the Neverwinter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Now integrated into Steams NWN: Enhanced Edition

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Re: Get ARK: Survival Evolved and Gloomhaven for Free
Sep 22, 2022, 14:18
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Re: Get ARK: Survival Evolved and Gloomhaven for Free Sep 22, 2022, 14:18
Sep 22, 2022, 14:18
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 12:45:
Already had ARK:SE in my library and Gloomhaven isn't my cup of tea so this is a bye week for me.

Same, I didn't care for Gloomhaven. Ark, not sure I really like that game, heard way to many issue's about it.
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Now integrated into Steams NWN: Enhanced Edition

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Re: Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too?
Sep 19, 2022, 14:46
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Re: Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too? Sep 19, 2022, 14:46
Sep 19, 2022, 14:46
 
Not sure why this is really a big deal, pretty much the same grind and formula, run here kill this, run there kill that and destroy this.

Pretty much the same with any of these types of games.
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Re: Evening Previews
Sep 16, 2022, 12:12
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Re: Evening Previews Sep 16, 2022, 12:12
Sep 16, 2022, 12:12
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 16, 2022, 11:32:
Darks wrote on Sep 16, 2022, 11:14:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 15, 2022, 23:34:
The Star Trek Armada mod is good, as is Birth of the Federation, there is also a Halo and Star Wars TC as well.

"EGS exclusivity is bullshit but Steam exclusivity bullshit is A-OK!" The hypocrisy is unreal.

You really are confused. First off, Steam was not exclusive. They were the first digital gaming platform that launched to sell and support games. So please tell me how they were exclusive when that was the preferred go to platform? Are you really going to tell us that since Steam is the preferred platform they are somehow exclusive?

You don't see Steam going around bribing developers and making payments to them just to pull in their business and then lock it down for 6 months to a year.

I really don't understand how you can even make that comparison or statement. That to me is bullshit!

Yes, a virtual monopoly is the preferred place to sell, but if it's the only place to buy, it's also basically an exclusive.
At this point, it's splitting hairs. Without Epic funding games, they would not come to Epic, and they'd only be on Steam, and we're at the exact same situation except it's your personal storefront of choice (mine, as well) that has the games exclusively.

Some people get very hung up on the semantics of the situation, rather than how it actually functions as end users.

I think many people forget that when Steam launched, it was basically the end of physical media. Develops and published loved the idea of not having to have CDs and DVDs produced and manuals and boxes made to be sold in the stores. Steam put an end to most of that and also helped publishes save money becasue they didn't have a need to produce physical media any longer.

Just becasue Steam was the first to be there does not make them exclusive. Steam grew in popularity, and the fact that you could have a library of your games at a click of the mouse made it very popular with the fans.

My issues with EGS steam from them buying off developers just to make their game exclusive, because they know they cant compete fairly with Steam. And don't kid yourself, this is all about the bottom line. Epic knows that if they don't do this, their platform would have folded long ago.
Author of the Neverwinter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Now integrated into Steams NWN: Enhanced Edition

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Re: Evening Previews
Sep 16, 2022, 11:14
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Re: Evening Previews Sep 16, 2022, 11:14
Sep 16, 2022, 11:14
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 15, 2022, 23:34:
The Star Trek Armada mod is good, as is Birth of the Federation, there is also a Halo and Star Wars TC as well.

"EGS exclusivity is bullshit but Steam exclusivity bullshit is A-OK!" The hypocrisy is unreal.

You really are confused. First off, Steam was not exclusive. They were the first digital gaming platform that launched to sell and support games. So please tell me how they were exclusive when that was the preferred go to platform? Are you really going to tell us that since Steam is the preferred platform they are somehow exclusive?

You don't see Steam going around bribing developers and making payments to them just to pull in their business and then lock it down for 6 months to a year.

I really don't understand how you can even make that comparison or statement. That to me is bullshit!


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Now integrated into Steams NWN: Enhanced Edition

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Re: Evening Previews
Sep 15, 2022, 22:07
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Re: Evening Previews Sep 15, 2022, 22:07
Sep 15, 2022, 22:07
 
MrCharm42 wrote on Sep 15, 2022, 22:04:
Which mods are the best? I've played it forever, but I don't think I've tried any mods.

Look for the the Star Trek Armada 3 mod, its the best one.

But ill be skipping this game. Will absolutely not support EGS and their bullshit Exclusivity crap!
Author of the Neverwinter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
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Re: Diablo Immortal whales in ‘orb debt’ will be banned from PvP
Sep 14, 2022, 15:40
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Re: Diablo Immortal whales in ‘orb debt’ will be banned from PvP Sep 14, 2022, 15:40
Sep 14, 2022, 15:40
 
So, Blizz creates a market pretty much twisting everyone's arm to spend money, and those who do. are now banned from playing what they Whaled to do in the first place.

Not that I'm sympathetic mind you. its just seems the kettles calling itself black.

Maybe the newer whales will see this and re-think spending anymore money on this black pit of a game.
Author of the Neverwinter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
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Re: Sniper Elite 5 DLC and Free Map
Sep 13, 2022, 14:54
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Re: Sniper Elite 5 DLC and Free Map Sep 13, 2022, 14:54
Sep 13, 2022, 14:54
 
Goitta love the Steam update for this. 44GB for this update. That's the entire fricking game install size!
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Re: Babylon's Fall Ends in February
Sep 13, 2022, 14:52
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Re: Babylon's Fall Ends in February Sep 13, 2022, 14:52
Sep 13, 2022, 14:52
 
Knew it, when this game was announced and they showed off those videos and those hideous swords and images hovering on your back, we said that this looked bad and would not go over well. I know that's just one part of its failure, but still. So glad we did not buy this shitty game.
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Now integrated into Steams NWN: Enhanced Edition

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Re: Biz Buzz
Sep 12, 2022, 23:58
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Re: Biz Buzz Sep 12, 2022, 23:58
Sep 12, 2022, 23:58
 
Earlyworm wrote on Sep 12, 2022, 18:21:
..and buying them on sale for <$20 will continue to be the norm for me. Maybe not even that, my unplayed backlog is only getting bigger thanks to Epic Games and Humble bundles.

LOL, I was going to say the same thing!!

Fuck UBI and their pricing increase!!! I hope UBI read this too!
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Sep 12, 2022, 18:19
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 12, 2022, 18:19
Sep 12, 2022, 18:19
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 12, 2022, 16:14:
The ransomware problem won't get better until we change one thing.

Ban cryptocurrency worldwide?

That and the stupid people who keep click this shit. We do spam test at work, and the same dumbasses keep opening these fake emails we send out. Anyone who fails has to take a security test. but they still keep clicking those links. People in general are to stupid for their own good.
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Re: IMMORTALITY Released
Aug 30, 2022, 14:07
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Re: IMMORTALITY Released Aug 30, 2022, 14:07
Aug 30, 2022, 14:07
 
Yeah, not my kind of game.
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Re: Denuvo for AWS for Games
Aug 25, 2022, 14:56
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Re: Denuvo for AWS for Games Aug 25, 2022, 14:56
Aug 25, 2022, 14:56
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 25, 2022, 12:43:
Another reason not to use AWS Games (not that I was using it in the first place).

Agreed!!
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Re: Denuvo Versus Switch Emulation
Aug 24, 2022, 20:11
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Re: Denuvo Versus Switch Emulation Aug 24, 2022, 20:11
Aug 24, 2022, 20:11
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 24, 2022, 17:17:
Are there any numbers on how many people emulate Switch on PC? Dozens? Hundreds?

That's just it dude, I don't think they have any numbers, this is nothing more then a Scare tactic by the Denuvo devs to push their crappy DRM.

Honestly, I'm betting that the numbers are very low. but Denuvo is pulling the wool over Nintendo's eyes telling them this its a big problem and that they have a solution. All for the mighty dollar!!
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Re: Denuvo Versus Switch Emulation
Aug 24, 2022, 14:47
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Re: Denuvo Versus Switch Emulation Aug 24, 2022, 14:47
Aug 24, 2022, 14:47
 
Verno wrote on Aug 24, 2022, 13:50:
I can't really say I've had any observable performance issues related to Denuvo in the past few years but I dislike it anyway. Companies have gotten better about patching it out after launch but I don't want to rely on a publisher's good graces to play games down the road.

Rebellion is one of those companies that absolutely refuses to remove the DRM. Its really frustrating that they wont. especially when most of their games have been cracked.

I don't care for this DRM either, its intrusive and has been shown to cause issue's. Especially on lowered end hardware. and lets face it, the Switch is not that powerful when it comes to the hardware it has.
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Re: Denuvo Versus Switch Emulation
Aug 24, 2022, 12:32
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Re: Denuvo Versus Switch Emulation Aug 24, 2022, 12:32
Aug 24, 2022, 12:32
 
Denuvo sucks as it is for causing performance issues. This is going to cause a lot of issues on the Switch. Its going to piss off a lot of their customers.
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights
Aug 18, 2022, 13:34
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights Aug 18, 2022, 13:34
Aug 18, 2022, 13:34
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:24:
The COOP changes to Dead Space 3 essentially ruined single player with reminders you couldn't access certain areas because you made the mistake of playing single player.
I'm sure there're other games that have done the same with shitty coop implementation.

No dude, those Coop areas were added as a bonus for those who did play Coop. I played though those areas and not one of them had anything to do with the main story, it was just added extra areas to play in.

As for those barriers he mentioned, yes, those are there for a specific reason of keeping those who play Coop together so someone like you Roque that wants to run off and do your own thing cant. If all your going to do is run off playing Solo in a Coop group, then way are you even playing Coop to begin with?

And BTW, no one says you have to play the game Coop. You can always elect to go it alone like any other SP game.
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights
Aug 18, 2022, 13:16
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights Aug 18, 2022, 13:16
Aug 18, 2022, 13:16
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 13:00:
I know you're a big fan of coop, Darks! But does this affect your judgement? You don't honestly believe coops games played solo have a similar depth as purely sp games, right?

Vince you of all people should know better. And yes, I firmly believe that. I have seen it first hand in many Coop games. This is like saying the new Skyrim Together mod now makes Skyrim a shit game all because someone add Coop to it. Again, it does not change the context of the base game or story if its written from the start of development.

Seriously!!!!
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights
Aug 18, 2022, 11:06
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights Aug 18, 2022, 11:06
Aug 18, 2022, 11:06
 
RogueSix wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 10:29:
I really hope this will be as good or better (which will be very hard) as Batman AK. Will definitely wait until there is a GOTY. Some people here seem to be expecting a great multiplayer experience. This is a very bad sign for me cuz zero fucks given about multiplayer but if it is true that this game does focus on multiplayer/coop then it is guaranteed to suck in single player so I'm hoping against all odds that the single player will not be the afterthought that it most likely will be. Fingers crossed.

Just becasue it has Coop does not make a game suck. I don't know where you get your information from, but your assumptions are all wrong. Games that have Coop are also able to be played Solo. Makes no difference if the story has Coop. it does not change the context of the game play or story.
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights
Aug 17, 2022, 18:45
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights Aug 17, 2022, 18:45
Aug 17, 2022, 18:45
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 17, 2022, 17:40:
Darks wrote on Aug 17, 2022, 15:00:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 17, 2022, 14:52:
I had really high hopes for this game but the whole "everyone has a gimmick" to move thing, and lots of lack of details in the world make it look meh.
Why can't I just zip line around as Robin like Batman in the previous games?

What are you talking about?

You can, each char has their own way of travel, being the grapple, or some other fast traveling they all can do. Have you even watch any of the char combat videos? Seems like you haven't!!


You mean Robin's using of the Justic League transporter system? or Demonic powers of Red Hood or the Glider Nightwing uses? Please don't ASSUME what I have and haven't watched. I've been following this game very closely.
Also not a fall of the Doom popping rainbow loot system either.

You do know that is not some made up shit of him teleporting right? Hes utilizing the Justice League’s teleportation technology to beam himself short distances during combat. This is not some made up BS in the game.

As for the loot system, It does not bother me one bit. There's a transmog system in place so its not like you will lose your costume or look.
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights
Aug 17, 2022, 15:00
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Re: Gone Gold - Gotham Knights Aug 17, 2022, 15:00
Aug 17, 2022, 15:00
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 17, 2022, 14:52:
I had really high hopes for this game but the whole "everyone has a gimmick" to move thing, and lots of lack of details in the world make it look meh.
Why can't I just zip line around as Robin like Batman in the previous games?

What are you talking about?

You can, each char has their own way of travel, being the grapple, or some other fast traveling they all can do. Have you even watch any of the char combat videos? Seems like you haven't!!

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