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Rilcon
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Re: Standalone Red Dead Online Next Week
Nov 24, 2020, 23:02
Rilcon
 
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Re: Standalone Red Dead Online Next Week Nov 24, 2020, 23:02
Nov 24, 2020, 23:02
 Rilcon
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 22:21:
Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll just give it a try and see what kind of luck I have.
I'll note that I've played quite a bit of RDO (and continue to off and on) and most days you only encounter players riding past or idling around a shop.

Also, the "premium economy" is pretty soft... sort of. You need "gold" to buy into the various "roles" that, apart from added gameplay, make money making easy, and more relevantly unlock added daily challenges that make it rain gold. Earning enough to unlock your first role can be a pain, but there's usually a Twitch Prime offer that gives one for free for linking your accounts (likely the Bounty Hunter one, if they're promoting enhancements to it soon).

Overall it's enjoyable as a timewaster open world game with occasional western-themed PvE combat or a bit of simple hunting, but it's not a super deep or "high skill level" experience.
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Re: Standalone Red Dead Online Next Week
Nov 24, 2020, 21:27
Rilcon
 
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Re: Standalone Red Dead Online Next Week Nov 24, 2020, 21:27
Nov 24, 2020, 21:27
 Rilcon
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 20:25:
I'm not interested in being fresh meat but I am interested in giving this a try if I can finally avoid PvP for the most part. Is that possible yet? I haven't played RDR Online yet because I don't care for PvP. If I do get killed, are there any real consequences or do I just respawn at the nearest town or something?

There is no way to fully avoid PvP (outside of story missions), but you can generally move around it or head to another part of the map. There aren't any penalties to dying (apart from it interrupting whatever you were doing), you just respawn in the general vicinity a couple seconds later. Which is what also makes defending yourself from PvP intensely frustrating as your attacker can just keep coming until one of you decides to leave the area fully and there's no real penalty to randomly attacking people (player bounties are pointless and the hostility marker doesn't last long and is fickle in its purpose).
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Re: Fortnite Subscriptions Launch Next Week
Nov 24, 2020, 18:12
Rilcon
 
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Re: Fortnite Subscriptions Launch Next Week Nov 24, 2020, 18:12
Nov 24, 2020, 18:12
 Rilcon
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 17:22:
There's considerably more work that goes into those things that warrants a sub.
I wasn't talking about subs, but about premium capes, auras, mounts, dyes and other vanities, extra inventory slots, and of course gear with 0.25% better stats that sells for $50 a pop.

This sort of thing isn't new, it just wasn't reaching "the masses".

(and nevermind Star Citizen and its $1000+ dollar ship skins, I doubt there are many paying for that are new gamers or all that young)
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Re: Fortnite Subscriptions Launch Next Week
Nov 24, 2020, 16:53
Rilcon
 
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Re: Fortnite Subscriptions Launch Next Week Nov 24, 2020, 16:53
Nov 24, 2020, 16:53
 Rilcon
 
Icewind wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 16:11:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 15:53:
Saboth wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 15:49:
But wait! There's more! If you sign up today, we'll not only give you 1,000 V-Bucks, we'll give you 500 Digio-Dollars. In addition, your avatar can change their eye color, and add a glowing effect to their big toe (right toe only).

Why makes games when you can make people buy no game whatsoever at twice the cost of 1 game. It's a GREAT DEAL.

There are 20-something gamers who would laugh at us for saying this and they've accepted these kinds of schemes as not only normal, but preferential to our old way of going to the store, buying a box with a disc in it, and installing it.

Kids today. Really.

There 20-something these days that deride these sort of things, and 40+ somethings that've been pumping hundreds of dollars a month into MUDs, Runescape, Ultima, WoW, and others for decades.
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Re: PC Halo 4 Released
Nov 17, 2020, 14:01
Rilcon
 
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Re: PC Halo 4 Released Nov 17, 2020, 14:01
Nov 17, 2020, 14:01
 Rilcon
 
The Halos are fun for coop, and work without any issues I'm aware of.

Only problem is it does change how the game is played; cinematic and scripted stuff is less impactful as you're probably dicking around with your friends or talking to eachother, and the combat scenarios are easier due to respawns. Different experience.
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Re: Police to Investigate Ubisoft Montréal Hoax
Nov 14, 2020, 17:18
Rilcon
 
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Re: Police to Investigate Ubisoft Montréal Hoax Nov 14, 2020, 17:18
Nov 14, 2020, 17:18
 Rilcon
 
You see, they want "fair and free elections", so long as they win. If they lose, though, it means it was all rigged.
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Re: Take-Two Acquiring Codemasters
Nov 11, 2020, 03:51
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Re: Take-Two Acquiring Codemasters Nov 11, 2020, 03:51
Nov 11, 2020, 03:51
 Rilcon
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 10, 2020, 13:28:
These guys killed the best game ever made: Severance - Blade of Darkness

That game was Dark/Demon Souls a decade before its time. There shouldnt be games referred to as "souls like" but "Severance like".

Yes, my heart will forever bleed a little. The unfairness of life, how a great new studio called RebelAct didn't become what it was meant to be.

Quoting for truth
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Nov 9, 2020, 23:08
Rilcon
 
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Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 9, 2020, 23:08
Nov 9, 2020, 23:08
 Rilcon
 
I guess Sony really wants to push people onto MS' Gamepass...
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Re: Godfall Specs
Nov 3, 2020, 02:02
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Re: Godfall Specs Nov 3, 2020, 02:02
Nov 3, 2020, 02:02
 Rilcon
 
12GB RAM

welp, finally hitting that forced upgrade wall here after 10 years
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Re: Halo Infinite Project Director Steps Back
Oct 29, 2020, 06:56
Rilcon
 
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Re: Halo Infinite Project Director Steps Back Oct 29, 2020, 06:56
Oct 29, 2020, 06:56
 Rilcon
 
Icewind wrote on Oct 29, 2020, 03:15:
I don't get it though, correct me if I'm wrong...but didn't they push it back because of public outcry over the graphics/textures not being "next gen"? I thought it was a stupid complaint and I also find it hard to believe they'd ruin their console launch and all the promotional tie-ins by delaying a game for the sole reason being a minority of upset fanboys.

There were complaints the game they showed looked lower detail than Halo 5 (or 4). I never really looked at the Halo games for graphical fidelity after the first one, but I guess a downgrade would raise a stink.

tbh it sounds like there were much deeper issues, which isn't all that surprising given they're making an open world shooter with coop meant to work decently on 2013 hardware, be a showcase for "the power of the Series X", and as a flagship title it has to be immaculate.
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Re: All First-Party Xbox Games Will Come to PC
Oct 28, 2020, 02:25
Rilcon
 
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Re: All First-Party Xbox Games Will Come to PC Oct 28, 2020, 02:25
Oct 28, 2020, 02:25
 Rilcon
 
Slick wrote on Oct 28, 2020, 01:48:
MS's policies are more consumer-centric, but I can't help but think that it will just fail vs. Sony.

"If you have a PC, then don't bother buying an xbox"

I guess they have those cross-platform games, I own a couple, but I never play them on my PC.

Well, ultimately their goal seems to be "just get gamepass", and getting gamepass on every platform under the sun is some way or another, be in physical (PC and Xbox) or streaming. Sony may well win the console hardware market, but they'll be one generation late to the "netflix for games anywhere" market.


(and personally, I hope sony loses this generation if only because the PS5 looks like a pretentious waste of space)
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again
Oct 27, 2020, 15:29
Rilcon
 
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again Oct 27, 2020, 15:29
Oct 27, 2020, 15:29
 Rilcon
 
If it passed certification and "went gold", and they're not just doing a day 1 patch, that means they need to go through certification again, For MS that's a week extra given they actually play the game; for Sony that's roughly half a day given all they do is go through the TCRs (ie. does it not crash when LAN is pulled out, are the button prompts Sony Approved, etc.).

Resubmitting a title that's already passed compliance isn't all that rare for the big publishers, since they generally submit with pretty good confidence of a pass (internal and outsourced specialist test shops and all) plus a history of good submissions can allow a few whiffs and even free resubmission, but it's something the platform holders do not like at all and generally charge nicely for as punishment, and the risk/cost of them taking a deeper look and failing you is pretty damn big. That's why day 1 patches are a thing; if that fails, oh well, it'll just be a day 5 patch or whatever and people can still keep playing and buying your game in the meantime.

Pretty sure they didn't get a pass on every platform when they declared "gold", or one of them is just plain bad enough to get review bombed.

(I'd have bets on it being some "dumb shit", like someone tried to access an OS menu while in a loading screen and mashing Confirm while the menu loaded)
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered Next Month
Oct 6, 2020, 00:37
Rilcon
 
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered Next Month Oct 6, 2020, 00:37
Oct 6, 2020, 00:37
 Rilcon
 
I was hopeful this would be in the spirit of the 1998 NFS III: Hot Pursuit game, before the series went from fun arcade racing to tryhard ~street racing~ and nitrous-boost dreck. Obviously I was mistaken.

Not sure why I expected good things from post-2000 EA.
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Re: Anyone else a refugee from Evil Avatar?
Sep 19, 2020, 03:02
Rilcon
 
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Re: Anyone else a refugee from Evil Avatar? Sep 19, 2020, 03:02
Sep 19, 2020, 03:02
 Rilcon
 
Oh damn. I'd check the place every month or so and binge through it, sad to see it go.

Really surprised funding would be an issue; even a full dedi server with CF coverage wouldn't go for over 70 USD a month for sites that aren't hosting massive forums or lots of media, so at worst it could've been left to coast.
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Re: Rise of the Triad Remastered Announced
Sep 8, 2020, 22:59
Rilcon
 
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Re: Rise of the Triad Remastered Announced Sep 8, 2020, 22:59
Sep 8, 2020, 22:59
 Rilcon
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 19:33:
After the 2013 remake... why?

Are there really people out there that want to go so retro as to have "minecraft graphics" work seamlessly on a modern machine / operating system / wide-screen monitor?
Is this all 3DRealms can do? rehash old shit on tweaked old tech engines? (Even new IP like Graven)

I'll settle for the 2013 remake (which I have from a GOG sale)... thanks.

Obviously yes, there are enough people that like these sort of things to allow them to keep working on them. More power to them, just because it's a niche doesn't mean it shouldn't exist.

But I'm biased, I thought Strafe was easily among the best FPS games released in the past decade...
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Re: Rise of the Triad Remastered Announced
Sep 8, 2020, 15:41
Rilcon
 
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Re: Rise of the Triad Remastered Announced Sep 8, 2020, 15:41
Sep 8, 2020, 15:41
 Rilcon
 
Cram wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 14:46:
maddog wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 13:10:
Can we get a remastering of Soldier of Fortune? Loved shooting limbs off in that one.

I support this - along with RTX support like Quake2 RTX.

Recently replayed this - needed the standard work-arounds that Quake2/3 etc engined games need to work properly but it was fine. No limbs were left attached or recognizable.

I feel like I'm the only person that completed both games (there is no third!) by only killing the level-trigger and boss enemies and just shooting the guns off every other one.
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Re: Epic Asks Court to Return Fortnite to the App Store
Sep 5, 2020, 15:12
Rilcon
 
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Re: Epic Asks Court to Return Fortnite to the App Store Sep 5, 2020, 15:12
Sep 5, 2020, 15:12
 Rilcon
 
Always fun reading comments from people pretending they understand the legal shit involved and speaking in absolutes.
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Re: Evil Genius 2 Delayed
Aug 29, 2020, 08:18
Rilcon
 
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Re: Evil Genius 2 Delayed Aug 29, 2020, 08:18
Aug 29, 2020, 08:18
 Rilcon
 
Yes, for most things, and many have been using it as a convenient thing to blame for delays they'd have anyway.

That said, for anything on console, it'll certainly lead to delays as companies aren't going to let all employees take home dev/test kits (and nevermind base level or outsourced QA being able to do so).
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Re: HITMAN 3 an Epic Games Store Exclusive
Aug 21, 2020, 06:34
Rilcon
 
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Re: HITMAN 3 an Epic Games Store Exclusive Aug 21, 2020, 06:34
Aug 21, 2020, 06:34
 Rilcon
 
Darks wrote on 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.

Ah yes, paying studios millions to make a game a temporary exclusive on their storefront that runs on an open platform is exactly the same as charging a flat 30% to every studio that wants to sell on the one storefront allowed on a closed platform.

Exactly the same.

Christ.
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Re: Mortal Shell Open Beta
Jul 6, 2020, 06:08
Rilcon
 
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Re: Mortal Shell Open Beta Jul 6, 2020, 06:08
Jul 6, 2020, 06:08
 Rilcon
 
bigspender wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 22:18:
Gave it a go, but the combat has no feel to consider it a "Souls" game. Thematically cool, but unplayable due to poor c ombat.
Unless it's broken to the core, that's hopefully something they could get feedback on and fix before starting to charge people. I'll give it a go later myself, it does look nice and I need my fix until Elden Ring shows up...
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