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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Steam Drops Developer Over Self-Reviews
13. Re: Steam Drops Developer Over Self-Reviews Feb 15, 2018, 16:50 Alamar
 
I worked for a company (~20 years ago) that asked it's employees to do this... I thought it was pretty shitty, so I kept the email (for a year or two).  
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News Comments > The Surge 2 Announced
2. Re: The Surge 2 Announced Feb 7, 2018, 14:20 Alamar
 
This is great to hear... Likely another launch purchase... Just like the first (because I thoroughly enjoyed Lords of the Fallen). Actually just played through again a few weeks ago.

Definitely not as re-playable as Souls games, but many pros vs that (and others) con.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War DLC and Free Content
1. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War DLC and Free Content Feb 6, 2018, 11:01 Alamar
 
I keep forgetting about this game... I really should have liked it more, but I just didn't get into it, even though I got it at launch... I know I'll eventually get going, and likely love it, but other shit gets in the way, and ooooh... Shiny...  
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News Comments > Far Cry Season Pass Details
3. Re: Far Cry Season Pass Details Feb 2, 2018, 22:42 Alamar
 
I'll pick it up in a few years I'm sure... Makes me kinda want to play through 3 or 4 again... or Primal... Or maybe just Horizon heh...

The Story trailer had surprisingly bad graphics though... Which is confusing.
 
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Beta Extended
4. Re: etc. Jan 26, 2018, 16:10 Alamar
 
Jagacademy wrote on Jan 26, 2018, 15:37:
deqer wrote on Jan 26, 2018, 14:04:
Watched this on twitch.tv on my favourite streamer TimTheTatman, who played with another popular streamer, summit1g. And I must say, it was so LIT. Hyped, and hilarious as Tim was playing it for the first time that evening (Wednesday), you can see it in Videos archive.

He climbed up to 25k viewers LIVE at one point.

I'm sure some of the publishers were watching and had a big smile on their face(s).

This is done with literally every release of every new game.


Shush... That's the only positive thing I've ever see that user say... Let him have it ; )
 
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News Comments > Age of Conan Fresh Start Server
4. Re: Age of Conan Fresh Start Server Jan 25, 2018, 00:03 Alamar
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 23:05:
MMO? I thought it was just a survival game with MP and SP.

The survival one... Exiles or some shit is new... Age of Conan is very old, and introduced boobies to the genre... And a great starting area...
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Remastered for PCs?
1. Re: Dark Souls Remastered for PCs? Jan 11, 2018, 10:55 Alamar
 
I'll wait for a new title...

Though, to counter that... I'd be willing to throw a few bucks at a Demon Souls port, as unlikely as that would be... Bloodborne might be more likely, but also so very not ; )
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
24. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 19:19 Alamar
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 16:00:
I dunno. I game on a 55" 4K TV (https://www.sony.com/electronics/televisions/XBR-X930E-X940E-Series)and it's fucking amazing. Luckily, my desk is pretty deep though so I sit maybe 4-5 feet away. Took a bit of getting used to after upgrading from my 24" CRT made in like 2004 (FW-900). But now, I can't see going back to smaller monitors.

I just got the XBR-X900E a few weeks back, and am also loving it ; )

My office is a couch, with wireless bits, this TV and another 50" for my dual monitor needs ; )

Also just got a Rift, and an adapter, so all three are hooked up, and it's glorious ; )
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
1. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 11:12 Alamar
 
Sounds like something that'll come out between 5k and 10k...  
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News Comments > Monster Hunter World in Autumn
3. Re: Monster Hunter World in Autumn Jan 4, 2018, 09:57 Alamar
 
JeffD wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 21:37:
Despite always being the best version, PC makes the least amount of money short term. Saddly gamers don't care about quality these days.

The kind of quality I'm looking for in a game doesn't require a PC...

But I do like the much higher performance/resolution : )
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway
4. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway Dec 21, 2017, 19:55 Alamar
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 19:08:
$24.99 for Far Cry Primal. The game is 18 months old. It didn't sell overly well, and this isn't the lowest it's ever been (but it's close.)

Ubisoft really sucks at discounting. $9.99 and I'm in. I'm sure a LOT of people would be. But $24.99? That should be its everyday price, not it's list price at 18 months old. I just don't get it. Is anyone really jumping on it at that price? Especially when it's occasionally at $19.99 (rarely, they keep it at $49.99 almost full time.)

Think I picked it up at $15 at one point... Enjoyed it quite a bit... Then I think I played Horizon again... After trying a ridiculous high difficulty level in Primal... Like, a bobcat charged me from behind and drop me to 0 health in one swipe... So a fly farting on me killed me heh.
 
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News Comments > Bungie Backs off Destiny 2 Misstep
2. Re: Bungie Backs off Destiny 2 Misstep Dec 12, 2017, 11:15 Alamar
 
Good on them for admitting an oversight (in the best case), and quickly implementing a solution...

Hopefully, the solution improves as they have more time with it... As in, the raid should be available to each power level, but that would require significantly higher effort (including some UI changes).
 
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
11. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin Dec 11, 2017, 14:02 Alamar
 
Slick wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 12:50:
Well, there should be a secure method of identification then to make sure 18+ means 18+. I'm sure people would be able to bypass it, but it would solve a big chunk of problems with 8 year olds spending $1000 on candy crush.

This isn't a problem that needs solving... It was already solved years ago... Teach your kids what those tactics mean, and why they need to be avoided... If that fails for your kids (Worked fine for ours), don't enable purchases on your kids devices.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Released
4. Re: SpellForce 3 Released Dec 8, 2017, 00:50 Alamar
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 22:37:
Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 16:47:
Good to hear. Unfortunately I won't even consider buying it until they make some statement about resolving the AMD issues with it. Such a shame too because it looks great.

Somebody else on here also had an AMD cpu, and was able to play the beta... I am blanking on the person's alias, but it might be something other than the CPU giving you issues.

Not all AMD CPUs are the same either... And not all combinations of other parts are irrelevant... I was going to respond to the poster you're referring to, but he message was pretty dickish...

Hopefully the company is able to get enough relevant info to figure out what's causing it and resolve it... Intermittent issues can be a pain in the ass to track down, and there are so very few helpful users (Not blaming them for being pissed shit isn't working, but it'll always be the nature of PC gaming).
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Orc Trailer
2. Re: SpellForce 3 Orc Trailer Nov 29, 2017, 16:00 Alamar
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 14:22:
Looks good, still tempted to pre-order before the 7th, although pre-ordering in this day and age just supports bad developer behavior.

I'm almost at the point of grabbing it... Though I'm 90% sure I wouldn't beat it, because the previous ones I played were very very long campaigns. But if I get to the 6th, and have too much free time, and am feeling super bored, I'll probably get it heh.

And this is knowing full well that there will be a number of launch bugs... And that might be enough to turn me off for a month... I really should just try to play through SPAZ 2 or something, as I just noticed yesterday it finally left EA.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Free Weekend Underway
4. Re: SpellForce 3 Free Weekend Underway Nov 26, 2017, 00:08 Alamar
 
I'm definitely going to pick this up when I have enough time that I think I can get through it...

Main problem I had though, was when you want to move workers from one building to another, you can't just remove a single worker (unless it's already fixed); you have to unload them all, then re-add the number you want.

I did like that I had carts going between my zones all over the place, but the zones themselves seemed so close together, and so abundant... I only ended up creating some basic unit (because I got some blueprints that upgraded them), so didn't get to try varied types.

The various heals, and AOE attacks were fun against peons too : )
 
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News Comments > More Boxing with Loot Boxing
14. Re: More Boxing with Loot Boxing Nov 24, 2017, 08:32 Alamar
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 01:22:
Slick wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 01:16:
Lootbox progression has been in gaming since the beginning...

Ask your grandpa about how he used to ROLL THE DIE to find out what loot he got playing DnD.

Give me a fucking break. Luck, Chance. These mechanics are fundamental to gaming, and have been engrained for over 40 years.
Totally misses the point. You didn't have to cough up $5 to roll those dice. The complaint isn't RNG sucks. The complaint is having to pay extra to even get a RNG roll. And the fact progression is sometimes essentially locked behind a payment requirement.

Not totally... He makes a great point that no one else seems to be thinking about in this whole controversy...

We're gamers... We're the experts... We (mostly) understand that a paid loot box, like in Battlefront II, Shadow of War, etc, could be considered gambling, and therefore need a gambling license to keep that kind of shit in...

But who's going to be the ones stating that Game A has gambling, but Game B doesn't? Because I'm afraid that many more games are going to be in list A (gambling) erroneously, than those in list B erroneously.

And if gambling is determined by RNG + $$$, the easy solution for publishers is to keep it all in the game, but remove the RNG...
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Faction Trailer
4. Re: SpellForce 3 Faction Trailer Nov 16, 2017, 01:04 Alamar
 
Looking good, and I'm looking forward to trying it out...

The massive number of units at the end though, looked pretty silly...
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
9. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Nov 16, 2017, 01:01 Alamar
 
The thing that helped my Destiny performance near launch was turning Defender Real Time Scan off... Not sure what they fucked up with RS3 (a few days before), but it's been resolved already, so at least there is that ; )  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
1. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 10:36 Alamar
 
How odd... Seems like a very relevant comment to me ; )  
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