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Re: Microsoft Backs Epic in Apple Dispute
Aug 23, 2020, 15:07
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Re: Microsoft Backs Epic in Apple Dispute Aug 23, 2020, 15:07
Aug 23, 2020, 15:07
 
And you wonder why Microsoft is all fucked up like they are.
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Re: Apple Claims Epic Requested a Special Deal
Aug 21, 2020, 20:54
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Re: Apple Claims Epic Requested a Special Deal Aug 21, 2020, 20:54
Aug 21, 2020, 20:54
 
And the plot thickens!

EPIC and Sweeney are just scum.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Next Month; EGS Exclusive
Aug 21, 2020, 14:00
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Re: Crysis Remastered Next Month; EGS Exclusive Aug 21, 2020, 14:00
Aug 21, 2020, 14:00
 
Well, that pretty much nails it for me when it comes to supporting Cry-tech anymore. They are wondering why the don't have money, but yet the make a PVP only zombie type game leaving all the regular players who begged them on the forums to make a PVE type setting too.

That's why they don't have any money to make or support their games.

Choosing EPIC only just puts the nail in their coffin for me.
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Re: Wasteland 3 Co-op Details and Trailer
Aug 21, 2020, 11:00
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Re: Wasteland 3 Co-op Details and Trailer Aug 21, 2020, 11:00
Aug 21, 2020, 11:00
 
Well, maybe now you guys will like it playing Coop. Maybe that all you needed.
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Re: HITMAN 3 an Epic Games Store Exclusive
Aug 20, 2020, 22:50
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Re: HITMAN 3 an Epic Games Store Exclusive Aug 20, 2020, 22:50
Aug 20, 2020, 22:50
 
fakespyder wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 22:29:
See you in 2022 then... maybe.
God Sweeney, you're such a hypocrite.

Exactly, Sweeney pissing and moaning about Apple and Goggle, and here he is doing the same exact shit to everyone else.
I guess its OK in his fucked up mind to pull this crap on everyone else but he cries a river when hes held accountable for doing it.

Hello pot, meet kettle!

Maybe Steam should throw their two cents into this to and Sue EPIC for trying to monopolize the market with the backstabbing bullshit they are doing. I mean in all honestly I think Steam might have a case in this.
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Re: Marvel's Avengers Open Beta Tomorrow
Aug 20, 2020, 15:14
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Re: Marvel's Avengers Open Beta Tomorrow Aug 20, 2020, 15:14
Aug 20, 2020, 15:14
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 11:31:
This will require a Square Enix Membership

And that's a hard pass.


Come on Cutter, this is not something thats new. and this is also required on all of those Croft games too.

Not rocket science here dude.
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Re: Marvel's Avengers Open Beta Tomorrow
Aug 20, 2020, 15:11
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Re: Marvel's Avengers Open Beta Tomorrow Aug 20, 2020, 15:11
Aug 20, 2020, 15:11
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 12:32:
Yeah, I don't see myself wasting money on this disaster. Do any of these developers have an actual testing group?

you guys are some real hateful people. First off, this is the same group that made the Laura Croft games. They have a very good track record on those games.

Secondly, have any of you even played the game? Because I know for a fact that the game is actually good. in fact, there are a lot of people who were feeling like you guys but then played the beta and changed their minds about the game and how much fun it really is.

Anyway, I think most of you are being hypocritical before you have even played it.
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Aug 20, 2020, 11:01
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Re: Evening Multiplex Aug 20, 2020, 11:01
Aug 20, 2020, 11:01
 
Dev wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 09:42:
Darks wrote on Aug 19, 2020, 22:24:
Developers don't seem to know how to find that find balance when it comes to how a challenge is supposed to be in a game.
Oh they know. It's just easier to do it that way than add more content or have varied options for difficulty, etc. And if you throw things like achievements in, players seem to fine with a significant grind.

Horizon zero dawn is how it should be done. If you don't want grind, play normal mode, and as you play through story and some side quests you get strong enough to take on most things. The fights with the baddies/bosses all have ways to exploit vulnerabilities if you can find them, and it encourages finding them. Or you can grind it and pump ammo into them. If you crank difficulty way up to max, you have to get super strategic with armor and weapons modded specifically to your exact fight and enemy, and become super good at dodging. If you play normal, you don't have to put much thought into that.

Yeah, I have been enjoying HZD a lot. Playing iot on normal, just hit level 42 its been a fun game.
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Aug 19, 2020, 22:24
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Re: Evening Multiplex Aug 19, 2020, 22:24
Aug 19, 2020, 22:24
 
My friend and I have a saying about gaming, when the game you play becomes more work then what you do at your day job, then theirs something wrong with that game.

I don't mind a little grind because that usually comes with any game, but its some of the boss fights that devs seem to think everyone likes "Dark Souls" per say type fights that are ridiculous. That's when its gets beyond stupid. Developers don't seem to know how to find that find balance when it comes to how a challenge is supposed to be in a game.

Ungodly amounts of health and armor don't make the fight more challenging. it just prolongs the fight and makes it feel like a lot of work. Fights like this don't have to be that difficult, just figure out how to make it challenging with out grinding that boss over and over 50 times until you kill it.

Those are what makes games turn into work.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 System Requirements
Aug 19, 2020, 11:33
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 System Requirements Aug 19, 2020, 11:33
Aug 19, 2020, 11:33
 
mirthy wrote on Aug 19, 2020, 11:29:
Darks wrote on Aug 19, 2020, 11:21:
I dont usually get Collectors editions, but his is one of those game I would probably do it. If they offered a illithid Statue like they did for the DOS2 Collectors. Larian really needs to let us know if there will be a CE.

I wish I knew what quality it'd be like before it came out. If it was like the WL3 box it would be a no brainer.

I bought the last CE, for DOS2 and it was very good. The Statues is very well made. I trust what Larian does, they take care of their customers.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 System Requirements
Aug 19, 2020, 11:21
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 System Requirements Aug 19, 2020, 11:21
Aug 19, 2020, 11:21
 
I dont usually get Collectors editions, but his is one of those game I would probably do it. If they offered a illithid Statue like they did for the DOS2 Collectors. Larian really needs to let us know if there will be a CE.
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Re: Apple's Epic Threat to Epic
Aug 18, 2020, 00:12
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Re: Apple's Epic Threat to Epic Aug 18, 2020, 00:12
Aug 18, 2020, 00:12
 
Like the old saying goes, dont bite the hand that feeds you, and Ratface Sweeney did just that. No sympathy for that bastard!
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Aug 15, 2020, 20:55
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 15, 2020, 20:55
Aug 15, 2020, 20:55
 
ventry wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 19:40:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 16:26:
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 16:21:
El Pit wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 14:56:
Trump's idea of free trade is... special. About as special as most things he does.

He's right in this. China is the world's main problem on just about every front. The world should be sanctioning and isolating them until they change.

Good luck with that, with no allies in the world.

You'd be wrong about that.
Both Australia and the UK stand with him on China.

So does South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Japan and India. All of these Nations are at risk form China.

Plus many other nations too. China is slowly starting to isolate itself.

Best way to beat China is to shut them down economically. Then they will turn on themselves internally.
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Re: A Total War Saga: TROY Launch Tally
Aug 14, 2020, 19:25
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Re: A Total War Saga: TROY Launch Tally Aug 14, 2020, 19:25
Aug 14, 2020, 19:25
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 17:57:
I'll probably never played it, since I haven't played a Total War game since Shogun, despite being an RTS guy. But you never know.

Same here, I own the Warhammer an a few other earlier ones, tried them but never got to far in.
I just cant seem to get into these types of games. I love a good RTS game, but this format just turns me off.

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Re: Epic Sues Apple
Aug 14, 2020, 10:24
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Re: Epic Sues Apple Aug 14, 2020, 10:24
Aug 14, 2020, 10:24
 
Verno wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 09:17:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 05:37:
I think the difference is that Sweeney is doing what he does to add *more* players to the market, which is good for consumers. Apple and Google are a duopoly in the $50B+ app market, MS and Blackberry having exited the scene. It boggles the mind how the US puts up with so many monopolistic or duopolistic industries. At the very least, they should be heavily regulated if allowed to survive, but we can't have that b/c then it's "anti-free market." Newsflash: monopolies aren't a free market.

No, it's about more money for him. iOS has a 24% marketshare worldwide and several other countries have their own competing platforms and stores. iOS is not a monopoly and even if we make a Gumby-esque stretch in the definition to say that it is, Apple cannot change that without drastically affecting product quality. iOS and everything that follows work so well for consumers precisely because of Apple's vertical integration with its hardware and the strict controls in place at the App Store. Without them it would be a shit show like the Play Store. Apple shouldn't be forced to ruin its platform because Tim Sweeney wants to make more money. He is all too happy to leverage Apple's deep and ongoing investment in the platform but just wants to name his own price for what he pays them. It's the same bullshit argument he used with Steam. Incidentally I didn't see Tim and the boys suing retailers over their 30% cut in the physical media days.

Let's not forget that he didn't simply lobby to get this done either, he tried to sidestep the app store rules regarding IAP and got his game kicked out. If he is allowed to do this then those platforms won't be getting any money at all, he'll simply try to push purchases through sideloaded IAP like he did with Android. He doesn't have a legal right to sell his game on Apple's Store, its their platform and if you want to sell there you have to play by their rules which are not at all unreasonable.

Bravo Verno, perfectly stated!
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Re: Epic Sues Apple
Aug 14, 2020, 10:23
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Re: Epic Sues Apple Aug 14, 2020, 10:23
Aug 14, 2020, 10:23
 
drloser wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 05:22:
Simon Says wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 23:27:
Anti-consumer and anti-competitive corporation sues anti-consumer and anti-competitive corporation.
Sweeney is on the developers' side. Everything he does is for the content creators.

Maybe it looks anti consumer on the short term, because you can't buy your game on Steam, but on the long run, it will be beneficial for everyone, except Apple/Google/Steam.

Sweeney's ultimate goal is that :
- you can buy a product anywhere (Apple, Xbox, Steam)
- the vendor takes a small cut (<10%) - all the rest is for the content creator
- then you can use the product on all the platforms without any additional charge

Offering exclusivity on the EGS is a side effect of what is required to break the statu quo in order to reach this goal. It looks nasty for the consumers, but it's only temporary. Sweeney is already one of the richest men on earth - he's not doing this by greed.

Bullshit! It is all about the money, and you are as delusional as your post.
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Re: Epic Sues Apple
Aug 13, 2020, 21:43
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Re: Epic Sues Apple Aug 13, 2020, 21:43
Aug 13, 2020, 21:43
 
Drayth wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 21:34:
The company who makes deals with third-party games to sell exclusively on their store, is suing the company who wants a cut from third-party sales made on their own store. Oh the ironing...

This exactly!!!

And exactly why I dont do anything with EPIC!
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Re: Halo Infinite Delay
Aug 11, 2020, 23:13
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Re: Halo Infinite Delay Aug 11, 2020, 23:13
Aug 11, 2020, 23:13
 
So, in other words, we heard your concerns and we are taking the extra time to fix them.

There, properly translated.
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition PC Issues
Aug 10, 2020, 13:18
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition PC Issues Aug 10, 2020, 13:18
Aug 10, 2020, 13:18
 
MacAllen wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 12:50:
36 hours of play, not a single crash, running at Ultra, smooth as butter. I feel for the folks having issues but I'm loving it. So excited it came to PC.

Same experience for me too, everything on Ultra 4K 32 in monitor. I'm 14 hours in. Not one issue at all. I really wonder what type of hardware some of these people have thats causing them issues. Cheap stuff? or just bad luck in general on their part. I know several other people I play games with that are also not having any issues. I know some of the issues these people are having are legit. I've been lucky enough to not have any.

Its the stuttering that others are complying about that has me wondering. I'm running my game on an Samsung M.2 3500 Mbps
I'm really starting to wonder if their issues are not because of a Physical Hard Drive possible 5400K or even a 7200K drive. At any rate, putting this game on a regular hard drive would be crazy.
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn PC Reviews
Aug 7, 2020, 23:50
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Aug 7, 2020, 23:50
 
Dont even take Digital Foundry review as good, they are a bunch of idiots. That review was bad. Way to many inconsistencies in their review and the mistakes they made. Makes them look like total idiots.
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