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Re: Steam Top 10
Mar 1, 2021, 16:04
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Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 1, 2021, 16:04
Mar 1, 2021, 16:04
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Steele Johnson wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:16:
The difference between a small studio and triple-A is crazy these days. All the triple-A studios seem to be resting on their laurels, while innovation is booming in early access
Well they are gold plated laurels, so yeah. Same as movie industry. Sequels bring in guaranteed money, almost always a profit. Risking new IP sometimes is a loser.
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Re: Cancelled Stadia Games
Feb 28, 2021, 20:25
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Re: Cancelled Stadia Games Feb 28, 2021, 20:25
Feb 28, 2021, 20:25
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Pepe wrote on Feb 27, 2021, 17:01:
I think most of these games are years out, google seriously underestimated the time it takes to crank out AAA games is what I'm getting out of all of this, also stadia is probably doa, cloud gaming is still ways of and the buy games that only work on our platform is silly even more so if you don't have exclusives.

Would not be surprised if by this time next year the whole project is shelved.
Yeah probably stadia wasn't bringing in nearly as much money as they predicted with pie in the sky projections. So, they are dropping all the first party stuff to save money. If it still loses money, then it will get dropped. Amusingly, they don't even have the patience of MS with getting games to profitability (xbox 1 lost billions even after all the software included, and MS just counted it as cost to enter market, since they it was probably wasn't even a quarters pure cash profit), even though google has tons of moneys.
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Re: System Shock Remake Demo
Feb 25, 2021, 19:58
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Re: System Shock Remake Demo Feb 25, 2021, 19:58
Feb 25, 2021, 19:58
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I tossed a buck into the kickstarter to see how it went, I'll probably buy this. Not sure preorder or not.
But, I am glad to see it actually finished it's journey. For a while there was scope creep and they had to majorly redo some stuff, so I was worried it was going to fizzle out as they ran out of money.
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Re: Get Sunless Sea for Free
Feb 25, 2021, 19:54
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Re: Get Sunless Sea for Free Feb 25, 2021, 19:54
Feb 25, 2021, 19:54
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Definitely a fun game. I purchased it and played it on steam a while back.
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Re: Preliminary Settlement for Epic Loot Box Class Action Suit
Feb 23, 2021, 12:02
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Re: Preliminary Settlement for Epic Loot Box Class Action Suit Feb 23, 2021, 12:02
Feb 23, 2021, 12:02
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Not much different than the standard practice of allowing a coupon for further purchases of a company's goods to those who were affected/harmed.

I happen to think that's rather silly too though.

And yes, offering loot boxes to people who are "harmed and damaged" seems really whack. Like let's just encourage them to buy more and keep the addiction going, shall we?!
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Re: HITMAN 3 Location Imports Now Available
Feb 22, 2021, 13:11
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Re: HITMAN 3 Location Imports Now Available Feb 22, 2021, 13:11
Feb 22, 2021, 13:11
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The Half Elf wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 22:37:
The reason for the Epic exclusive is greed pure and simple. Many developers have stated that their sales on Steam outweigh their sales on EGS significantly. Hell wasn't there a dev that said they sold more in the first weekend on Steam then their combined? There are also other games that have lied through their teeth saying the extra money from EGS went into making their game better (Mechwarrior 5 I'm looking at you), and it clearly didn't.
I mean basically a dev has a choice to get a game fully funded to a minimal profit level in advance of release (so even if it's crappy it won't bankrupt the entire studio), or go the normal route. And they know they will pickup much of those extra sales after a year when they still release on steam anyway.
So for studios on the edge (which is most of them), it's hard to blame them too much for taking that giant up front payment from epic. Unless they get lazy about it and throw out some hot garbage and call it a day.
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Re: Valheim Passes 500K Concurrent Players
Feb 22, 2021, 13:04
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Re: Valheim Passes 500K Concurrent Players Feb 22, 2021, 13:04
Feb 22, 2021, 13:04
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heroin wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 12:59:
The EA game was developed by 5 people. Pretty amazing how it's taken off like it has and looks like they are adding more people to it's development now that is has gained money/following.
Yeah, now hopefully they will take better advantage of the popularity than PUBG did, they didn't do much except tiny changes with it for so long.
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Re: US PC Gaming Hardware and Accessory Sales Jumped in 2020
Feb 17, 2021, 08:46
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Re: US PC Gaming Hardware and Accessory Sales Jumped in 2020 Feb 17, 2021, 08:46
Feb 17, 2021, 08:46
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Nullity wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 08:44:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 07:24:
drloser wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 02:16:
Crypto miners.

Gotta have those gamer keyboads, headsets, and monitors for crypto mining of course.
I've been trying to purchase a Corsair K70 MK.2 with MX Silent switches for over a month now and they just haven't been in stock. Every day, I check the Corsair site, as well as their only two listed resellers, Amazon and Newegg. I'm beginning to think that they've discontinued it or something.
What does amazon's page say? They have a line for discontinued by manufacture on a product page.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Feb 15, 2021, 10:28
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Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 15, 2021, 10:28
Feb 15, 2021, 10:28
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No one commenting about Valheim yet? Looks like this has exploded.
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Re: Stadia to Add 100+ Games in 2021
Feb 13, 2021, 09:58
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Re: Stadia to Add 100+ Games in 2021 Feb 13, 2021, 09:58
Feb 13, 2021, 09:58
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So... Stadia shutdown in 2023 anyone?
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Re: Get Halcyon 6 for Free
Feb 12, 2021, 12:28
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Re: Get Halcyon 6 for Free Feb 12, 2021, 12:28
Feb 12, 2021, 12:28
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Blue,
Just as a note, this is the Lightspeed edition, if you want to update your story for that.

Lightspeed edition on steam is the enhanced version with an average 82% score (very positive).
The normal edition on steam 79%, which may not sound like much of a difference, but it's enough to drop it into the mostly positive territory.
The lightspeed edition also has optional DLC

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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Feb 9, 2021, 14:19
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 9, 2021, 14:19
Feb 9, 2021, 14:19
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Bleh that top link is just a summary of a webcast planned for weeks from now by Rubrik backup.
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Re: CD PROJEKT RED Hit by Ransomware Attack
Feb 9, 2021, 14:14
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Re: CD PROJEKT RED Hit by Ransomware Attack Feb 9, 2021, 14:14
Feb 9, 2021, 14:14
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I admire their stance in not paying.
Too many orgs end up paying... and some more than once when they don't even bother to fix the original hole that they got in from!
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Re: Terraria Stadia Port Cancelled
Feb 9, 2021, 13:41
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Re: Terraria Stadia Port Cancelled Feb 9, 2021, 13:41
Feb 9, 2021, 13:41
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eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 22:08:
Bumpy wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 12:44:
I just don't understand how in this day and age a service issue like this is not resolved within days?

The fact it's not resolved now after this media blowout means only 2 things
High level decision
or
They literally can't fix it
Naw, I'd vote for incompetent customer service. They literally don't care.
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Re: Terraria Stadia Port Cancelled
Feb 8, 2021, 17:25
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Re: Terraria Stadia Port Cancelled Feb 8, 2021, 17:25
Feb 8, 2021, 17:25
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Verno wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 13:03:
I completed my break up with Google in December. Gmail, search, drive etc. The only Google resource I use now is Youtube due to the lack of viable competitors. I don't really miss Google services, DDG search is great these days and self hosted for everything else.
You think you have, you still use many google resources (and tracking pieces) just in the background of sites just not the front facing client things like gmail.

https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-google-out-of-my-life-it-screwed-up-everything-1830565500
For instance are you aware that close to 90% of sites etc with mapping elements use google maps? There's a reason why they can easily use real time traffic data to predict drives, everything reporting back to them.
And then also apparently google came out with some fonts that a ton of sites use, that google promises not to use to track anything if you trust them.
From that article, Dropbox uses google to make sure you are a real person (all those google captchas with images?, they use that data you give them in solving the captchas, you basically are doing image processing work for free that computers had a difficult time categorizing). There's way more examples.
So yeah, you can cut them out of parts of your life, but trust me, they are almost certainly tracking you almost as much as they did before, just not as easily.
Same goes for facebook, they have plenty of tracking and ways to data mine a person even without someone using a FB account.

Edit: Take a look at the dev console on a browser sometime with random sites (F12 on... yes google chrome). Like Blues uses at least 3 components, including ads, analytics, and those fonts I mentioned. I don't blame Blue, that's life. But it's incredibly difficult to cut any of the top tech companies (including amazon, microsoft, google, apple, and FB at minimum) completely out of your life unless you give up technology completely.
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Re: Terraria Stadia Port Cancelled
Feb 8, 2021, 17:14
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Re: Terraria Stadia Port Cancelled Feb 8, 2021, 17:14
Feb 8, 2021, 17:14
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Armengar wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 16:21:
I have a synology nas at home. A 4 bay thing. It has excellent cloud backup software that can back up google, azure and onesrive/sharepoint. It is great for syncing between different cloud providers.
Yeah I picked up a 6 bay, and stuffed it with 16tb drives. Going to use google takeout for the photos and try using the moments thing. It's interesting exploring things, and it can do docker containers and VMs too.
I'm trying to setup VPNs for synology to synology backup offsite at a relatives now.
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Re: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Delayed Again
Feb 6, 2021, 22:25
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Re: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Delayed Again Feb 6, 2021, 22:25
Feb 6, 2021, 22:25
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I really really hope they are making PoP better than the crapshow in the initial trailer they did.

MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 02:05:
Early 90s example: Crusader: No Remorse is on Gog, and I own it, but it runs like absolute crap, and is basically unplayable.
OMG I loved the No Remorse/No Regret games so much. I doubt I ever found all the secrets in it.
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Re: Beat Saber Beats 4M Sales
Feb 6, 2021, 22:21
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Re: Beat Saber Beats 4M Sales Feb 6, 2021, 22:21
Feb 6, 2021, 22:21
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DLC sales are especially impressive since there are mods to get almost any song.
Basically that means on average, people buy 10 songs in DLC (granted they have albums, but still impressive)

WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 13:27:
Why not,
For any game whatsoever, or video, that resist your alt-tabbing to desktop.

--- WindowsKey + D, creates instantly another Desktop (can create some 200 plus).
Do your thing there, WindowsKey + Left, brings you to the 1st desktop.

--- Alternate between them or more desktops, with WindowsKey + Left or Right.

--- WindowsKey + Tab for jumping quickly or seeing what is in each desktop.
Can drag any program to another desktop there.

--- May have to do an Alt + Tab in the screen where you have a Virtual game or somesuch, to activate it (continue running).
Example, this allows me to use Cheat Engine with VR games: alt tab (on the headset you keep seeing the game, but on your monitor you get out of it, WindowsKey + cursor keys, lets me get away and back (alt tab for going back into the game in your monitor) from the game.

Wow lots of good tips here and with the doom 3 VR tips below! Thanks! I may get a quest 2 at some point and those will help. For now I'll keep using my quest 1.
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Re: PC Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition Released
Feb 5, 2021, 13:57
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Re: PC Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition Released Feb 5, 2021, 13:57
Feb 5, 2021, 13:57
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And this is how you kill your average game score (mixed on steam) going from about 80% average on steam in #1 to 50's in #2... Assume you have enough time after going gold with known serious issues to do a day 1 patch that fixes everything. You never do. Even with a big team, cyberpunk is only the latest example.
No, you are better off waiting to go gold until after you fix those serious issues.

And most of it sounds so simple to fix. One of the sliders was screwy slowing things to a crawl making everyone think it's horrible performance, so lock it out or add a warning. Add the keyboard hints during tutorial, etc.
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Re: Morning Previews
Feb 4, 2021, 16:59
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Re: Morning Previews Feb 4, 2021, 16:59
Feb 4, 2021, 16:59
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"They also updated the battery and resource canister to be detachable to futureproof the weapon for additional functionality."
Just one example of many in that update of feature creep.
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