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Re: Blade of Darkness Demo
Sep 18, 2021, 18:23
Rilcon
 
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Re: Blade of Darkness Demo Sep 18, 2021, 18:23
Sep 18, 2021, 18:23
 Rilcon
 
Oof, it's rough. As far as I can tell it's just a straight "it runs on latest Windows" job; no gamepad support and no updates (visual or otherwise).
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Re: Stream Xbox Games on Windows
Sep 14, 2021, 11:37
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Re: Stream Xbox Games on Windows Sep 14, 2021, 11:37
Sep 14, 2021, 11:37
 Rilcon
 
I'm confused... streaming from one's Xbox to their PC has been available through their app for years... It's how I replayed Red Dead Redemption three years ago while waiting on RDR2...
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Sep 13, 2021, 22:24
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Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 13, 2021, 22:24
Sep 13, 2021, 22:24
 Rilcon
 
Games being really old is a poor excuse for outright killing their online; there are people that, for one reason or another, center their lives around certain games, and there are people without financial resources that have "old game on 12 year old console" as their most valued possession.

Sony should have a service-wide solution to DDoSing in place, and they should have the capacity to have at least one guy go through old games with user submitted content once a week for any weird behaviour or bad shit.

I'm not surprised or disappointed that they don't, because I didn't expect it, particularly not from Sony. But oh well.
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Re: Deathloop Reviews
Sep 13, 2021, 16:51
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Re: Deathloop Reviews Sep 13, 2021, 16:51
Sep 13, 2021, 16:51
 Rilcon
 
I think I'll wait until this is on Gamepass; it being Arkane it's probably a veritable work of art with great gameplay, but these sort of hybrid-PvP type experiences never work out as planned in the real world and I can't be bothered having my immersive sandbox-y trial-and-error experience meddled with by someone exploiting the latest meta tactic to insta-ruin my game.
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 12, 2021, 19:35
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 12, 2021, 19:35
Sep 12, 2021, 19:35
 Rilcon
 
Nationalists, continuing to be thin-skinned and shitty since right around forever.

Chinese nationalist have a (very hard and well earned) reputation for being absolute fuckbags, but you see the same sort of snowflake reee-ing whenever some national point of pride is offended in a whole lot of countries with large conservative* sectors. Which includes the US; we've all seen how some people start whining about "woke-ism" or "revisionism" whenever a game/movie/whatever delves into or even hints at certain topics about the country's past...

(*yes, China is absurdly conservative, faux-communism lacquer or no)
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Re: Dead Space Remake Development Going Dark
Sep 12, 2021, 19:25
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Re: Dead Space Remake Development Going Dark Sep 12, 2021, 19:25
Sep 12, 2021, 19:25
 Rilcon
 


It's fun knowing that the exact timing, down to the day, of when to release what little nugget of info is carefully planned with charts plotting various "hype" stats. I can feel the weekly team meetings where the community/publishing rep shows how many people are tweeting about the game, joining some reddit or discord, watched this or that video...

~organic~
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Re: Tripwire CEO Steps Down Amid Controversy
Sep 7, 2021, 11:55
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Re: Tripwire CEO Steps Down Amid Controversy Sep 7, 2021, 11:55
Sep 7, 2021, 11:55
 Rilcon
 
I mean, he wasn't some mid-level dev, he was the spokesperson of the company, the face of it, the one that showed up to meet with other companies to shake hands and make deals... bad call to make a high-octane political take on the same account you use to promote your company :-shrug-:
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Re: El Salvador - Bitcoin foolishness
Sep 7, 2021, 03:24
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Re: El Salvador - Bitcoin foolishness Sep 7, 2021, 03:24
Sep 7, 2021, 03:24
 Rilcon
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 6, 2021, 20:24:
I am never going to understand why people keep trying to use these cryptocoins as actual currency... when the value fluctuates that much, it's simply not valid to use as a day to day currency, let alone a way to pay workers. How fucking pointless does work become if your pay can lose 50% of it's value in an hour? Scammers will get rich off this, people with fewer financial resources will suffer.

That's ignoring how energy intensive and SLOW Bitcoin is for transactions. Hopefully people will learn from this, but of course, based on the past 5 years or so, it's safe to say they won't.

I don't think many people often trade bitcoin directly for "small" payments, more likely trade on a platform for another coin type and use that for transfers (trade can be immediate with a low fee, and other coins transfer fast with very low fees), and the other way around when receiving.

No idea how El Salvador will fare with this, but I'm going to hazard a guess that most people participating (and the country as a whole) will get screwed, while a tiny number make out with millions. (so, the usual...)
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Re: Tripwire Interactive over president's anti-abortion views…
Sep 6, 2021, 13:57
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Re: Tripwire Interactive over president's anti-abortion views… Sep 6, 2021, 13:57
Sep 6, 2021, 13:57
 Rilcon
 
"As an entertainer I don't get political often. Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer."
Of all the times to get political, this has to be one of the worst.
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Re: Sunday Consolidation
Sep 5, 2021, 20:49
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Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 5, 2021, 20:49
Sep 5, 2021, 20:49
 Rilcon
 
Most of these "upgrades" seems to be little more unlocking higher framerates and resolution, and adding in higher res textures (the majority of which most likely already existed during production, and most of the remainder could be scaled up in a few hours with AI).

Not sure why they'd do this; $10 isn't going to get them much money back, it's bad press, and an opportunity for MS to boast about the way they do things.

I guess at least it's not Nintendo and their "pay us $30 for a 30yo port we downloaded off a ROM site" deal.
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Re: Saints Row Announced
Aug 25, 2021, 16:53
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Re: Saints Row Announced Aug 25, 2021, 16:53
Aug 25, 2021, 16:53
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Cutter wrote on Aug 25, 2021, 15:59:
Saints Row Woke Edition. Hard pass.
It must be miserable being you.
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Re: On Sale
Aug 21, 2021, 15:59
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Re: On Sale Aug 21, 2021, 15:59
Aug 21, 2021, 15:59
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Bill Borre wrote on Aug 21, 2021, 11:30:
Did they renew the license on the Lego games? I remember I got one free awhile back before it was pulled from Steam.
I guess? There're two of them listed there, and I don't recall there being a third made.
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta
Aug 20, 2021, 21:02
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta Aug 20, 2021, 21:02
Aug 20, 2021, 21:02
 Rilcon
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 20, 2021, 19:52:
How do you get to the secret Cosby Suite level?
Gotta guide at least 4 chickens down two dungeons.
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Re: Op Ed
Aug 19, 2021, 14:13
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Re: Op Ed Aug 19, 2021, 14:13
Aug 19, 2021, 14:13
 Rilcon
 
DarkCntry wrote on Aug 19, 2021, 14:00:
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2021, 13:30:
chickenboo wrote on Aug 19, 2021, 13:16:

I mean maybe Cutter has a point here - their "wokeness" and fragile sensibilities makes them outraged when a game features plot points or structures that doesn't cater to their specific tastes, and instead of simply ignoring the game they want the game to change to their tastes. But they won't look to the mod community to do it, they take to Twitter and rag on the developers.

Oh, you mean like all the people sending death threats to the Last of Us 2 devs because they didn't like the plot points or structures, and it didn't cater to their specific tastes?

Those woke KotakuInAction people?
The voice actor for the antagonist of Boyfriend Dungeon is getting the same treatment...
Which sort of reinforces the point that sociopolitical lean is practically irrelevant on whether someone's an entitled little shit that takes entertainment media way too damn seriously, despite everyone rushing to peg the blame on only that.
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Re: Among Us Devs Find Fortnite Impostors Mode Sus
Aug 18, 2021, 19:33
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Re: Among Us Devs Find Fortnite Impostors Mode Sus Aug 18, 2021, 19:33
Aug 18, 2021, 19:33
 Rilcon
 
chickenboo wrote on Aug 18, 2021, 16:34:
Blizzard announces, then releases Overwatch, a reskinned TF2. Valve says nothing.
Epic releases new game mode for Fortnite which apes One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Among Us. Among Us devs cry.
Not a lot of sympathy here, but maybe they're right that a collaboration could have been a cooler implementation. But Epic isn't under any obligation to do so, and most likely they debated collaborating and the vote or decision came down on the No side.
Would've been hilarious if Valve had said something, given they'd just yoinked DotA for themselves, plus put out Artifact =p
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Re: Among Us Devs Find Fortnite Impostors Mode Sus
Aug 18, 2021, 13:30
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Re: Among Us Devs Find Fortnite Impostors Mode Sus Aug 18, 2021, 13:30
Aug 18, 2021, 13:30
 Rilcon
 
OK, now they can imagine how the guy behind 'Trouble in Terrorist Town' felt like when Among Us popped off ;p
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Re: etc. Ubisoft Singapore under investigation for workplace discrimination
Aug 17, 2021, 13:50
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Re: etc. Ubisoft Singapore under investigation for workplace discrimination Aug 17, 2021, 13:50
Aug 17, 2021, 13:50
 Rilcon
 
I can tell you right now that allegations about Ubisoft Singapore are true, and should have racial/cultural discrimination added in as well (though it's not like Singapore itself doesn't have loads of that on its own, so probably not even considered).
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 13, 2021, 16:44
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 13, 2021, 16:44
Aug 13, 2021, 16:44
 Rilcon
 
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 13, 2021, 13:04:
I thought the Republican party was the pro-military spending one. When did they become Russia's choice?
Since they became feckless clowns.

So a while now.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Aug 13, 2021, 16:36
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Re: Morning Interviews Aug 13, 2021, 16:36
Aug 13, 2021, 16:36
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The Relentless wrote on Aug 13, 2021, 16:07:
They do a job many people would gladly do for free. I'm not saying they aren't overworked, and they may have a legitimate gripe. I think they may be seeing how much the public is hating ActiBlizz right now and are attempting to ride the coattails of those that have had actual harm done to them. I don't think its a good look.
"They do a job many people would gladly do for free"
And they'd all quit after the first hour.

Starter game QA isn't playing nearly-finished games and taking screenshots of bugs, it's spending 3h running through a checklist of all the different menus and actions in the game you can pull out a network cable and document what happens. Then the same with losing network connection. Then do the same with pressing the Home button, etc.

At higher levels you're dealing with technical debug tools and various editors, managing bug and feature tracking databases, writing plans and documentation, setting up and dealing with automation scripts, lots of politics with producers and stakeholders, and other really exciting stuff.

The whole "just play and document silly bugs" aspect is something only the most junior juniors do, usually on 3-6 month contracts, and fairly rarely (scheduled progression runthroughs for blockers, focused area testing), and it's sugarcoated as "just play games" by companies in order to attract and churn through people. Anyone that's been in QA for over a year at the same company doesn't do that part of the job anymore. It's disappointing that so many people still believe QA as a whole stops at that low level.
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Re: Blade of Darkness Remaster in October
Aug 13, 2021, 16:12
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Re: Blade of Darkness Remaster in October Aug 13, 2021, 16:12
Aug 13, 2021, 16:12
 Rilcon
 
I loved this game, was a Souls-like a decade before Demon Souls and better than every other hack and slash game until it. Shame it seems to not come with MP; it wasn't popular, but it was also a really low-latency demanding game back in the days 250 ping was considered "pretty good" by most ISPs.

If the price is decent I might pick it up again.
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