FloodAnxiety wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 20:32:
My prediction: console players are going to opt out of this rather than have to give up aim assist and this feature is DOA.
I don't have a solution for them. Perhaps: go back in time and stop Halo (or whatever console game first thought up aim assist) from ruining console FPS for generations to come?
I think the only solution is to rip off the band aid and get rid of console aim assist completely in future FPS that want to be cross play.
Want to play on console? Plug in a mouse and keyboard. Still want to play with a controller? I hope you got good aim.
I remember when Quake first came out there were still so many keyboard-only players from Doom that still stuck to keyboard-only in Quake as well. I've seen a few who were still quite good even though they had to have a look up and look down key. But I never heard of a keyboard-only user crying about lack of aim assist. They stoically picked their preference and made the best of it. Joystick users need to accept the limitations of their preferred input mechanism and stop relying on the game helping them.
Jivaro wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 13:04:
I think a private citizen should be able to donate their money to whomever they want without fear for their personal or economic safety. Yeah, even when they are Trump supporters. That's how freedom works, it's a two way street. If harassment for his political ideals is what is causing his retirement, I think that is a shame. I don't like the games and I don't like Trump politics....but I can't help but feel that it all is more destructive than constructive.
I know that there is a flip side here, and I get it. I just don't believe the country can be anything other than at each other's throats if "harass until you go away" is going to be the modus operandi. Stop spending money on his games, okay. Harassment? People are just psycho.
Cutter wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 15:35:That's a hell of a whataboutism to leap to...I mean, one doesn't have literally anything to do with the other but here we are...
Or what Joe? You'll give him a stern talking to? Why don't you do something about the millions of illegals crossing your southern border daily?
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 08:30:In my experience, they are pretty playable with M+KB, the biggest issue is that you aren't going to have the fine control over the car as you would if you used a controller. Alas, outside of the Drift races, most of my experience with the game is it's easily accessible with a M+KB as it is with a controller.
Never played any of these, can you play them with keyboard and mouse or do they essentially require using a gamepad of some kind?
Cutter wrote on May 28, 2021, 12:27:It was, the tell-tale is the shape of the head, pretty much the only sharks in that size family that has a bulbous tapered head. From the looks of it, it was either about to begin or about to end a krill trawling session given the location.
I'm guessing that was a basking shark.
Teddy wrote on May 26, 2021, 17:05:Your examples at the end all fail in comparison....none of those films had the Adam West-era Batman effects whenever a fight took place. Never once did I mention that dark/gritty couldn't have light-hearted aspects..I said the using of the tongue-in-cheek comic fight action prompts in this way is jarring to the rest of the game's aesthetic, which led me to say that I don't think the game knows what kind of game it wants to be.
Probably not no, since you're still trying to say that comic book style can't be dark. They are not opposing and you have failed to explain why you think they are. Mixed messages would be the game saying 'the world is dying' and yet showed everyone as happy, relaxed and content.
Why precisely would I not expect comic style effects in a kung-fu brawler wherein I play a mouse-thing running around with silly cobbled together scrap for weapons? Why should I expect that something in this graphical theme could only address silly topics and not something serious and dark? Where does this idea come from that you cannot portray dark subject matter in anything other than a dark and gritty film noir style? It's nonsensical.
Watership Down, Secret of Nimh, The Dark Crystal... they all had animation and silliness in them but addressed very dark topics and no one decried them for mixed messaging.
Teddy wrote on May 26, 2021, 16:22:Everything about the game, from media to actual descriptions explained that the world was a dark, post-apocalyptic one, so my original analogy fits. The concept of an ecosystem overrun with mutants and literally dying is also pointing to a darker aspect. This also isn't helped in that the actual gameplay is not exactly where you'd expect comic style effects to take place simply because it seems a bit out of place.
If it was sold as "hyper-realistic" and wasn't, that would be poor form. But that analogy doesn't translate in any way shape or form here. The game was not billed as 'dark eco horror only' nor was it billed as 'cute, animated brawler' only. These are not opposing concepts, and I fail to see how they are 'sending mixed messages' in any way shape or form.
Teddy wrote on May 26, 2021, 15:58:I never said it had to pick one over the other, only that it seems like it's giving mixed messages on tone of the game. I mean, honestly would you find it a bit jarring to be playing a game billed as hyper-realistic only to have several moments where you're punching holes in tanks? The only point I am trying to get across is that it sends mixed messaging over what it wants to set the world up as, a dying ecosystem overrun with mutated creatures, but when fighting it gets all colorful with the comic fighting 'sounds'.DarkCntry wrote on May 26, 2021, 15:41:
For the few hours I played, I think the biggest issue is the game really doesn't know what to make of itself. There's some gritty dark bits, but then in fights you get the "WAM BAM" comic prompts while attacking...the moral compass choice aspect seems interesting, until you're given the ever-increasingly vague prompts that sometimes don't exactly match the tone you're going for, giving you the opposite effect.
Saw this complaint in one of the reviews. Not sure I get why people assume that a game must be entirely dark and gritty or entirely comic-book style silly. The whole idea of, "It must display only one theme or it's wrong!" is just goofy logic. Enjoy it for what it is, or don't. It doesn't need to conform to a specific style.
chickenboo wrote on May 19, 2021, 12:04:Amouranth never really started as a video game streamer, she's literally been there from day one pushing the 'meta' of "how far can I show something before getting caught". Now, that's not to say she didn't play video games, but you'll notice how her style of streaming went...
I feel this kind of camming goes against the spirit of the Twitch community and that's why I'm mostly against it. But I think part of my distaste for it comes from my prudish side. I'm guessing that Amouranth started out streaming games like everyone else, then moved to Just Chatting and exercise, then to just sitting around scantily clad. There's several clips of her exposing herself floating around on the net, which has earned her temporary bans, but she's always back because she's a cash cow for the platform. Twitch keeps what, 50% of her earnings subscription earnings?
So yeah. It's against the spirit of what Twitch is supposed to be, but if I don't like it I don't have to watch it.
Verno wrote on May 19, 2021, 14:46:WaltC wrote on May 19, 2021, 14:13:
For example, in 2019, according to national FBI stats, somewhere around ~16,000 people were murdered in the US by criminals. During the same year, according to the same stats, it would appear that 7 (seven) civilians were killed by police in the line of duty.
Did you stop and think about this for more than a minute before posting? I can think of more than 7 law enforcement officer deaths in 2019, let alone officer involved shootings with civilians, of which there were probably hundreds. Feel free to walk that back or edit in a silly ass wink to your post before someone who has more time than me starts googling the actual stats.
MeanJim wrote on May 18, 2021, 20:39:To expand on your first part, most people wouldn't have that big of an issue if it weren't the sole purpose of the stream to sit there and funnel money from the notoriously easy 'marks'. That and Twitch's inability to rationally and equally enforce the rules. Imagine, honestly, if a guy were to do literally anything similar to this on a stream, they'd be almost immediately banned. Hell, you really don't have to imagine much, Twitch has already banned people who have done the exact format of "Hot tub streams" but since they don't draw in tens of thousands of viewers (see: huge names on Twitch), they don't get the same equal treatment.
I personally don't care if someone wants to pimp themself out like that for money, hell if I could wear a skimpy bathing suit and sit in a hot tub for a few hours a day and make that kind of money I probably would, but I did wonder why this was allowed on Twitch. It seems more like something that should be on PornHub.
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 5, 2021, 15:46:God I feel old immediately knowing that reference...Cutter wrote on May 5, 2021, 15:12:The only V I recognize stars the Beast Master and Freddy.Kxmode wrote on May 5, 2021, 14:22:
Oh. I was hoping this was an origin story about V.
The 80s sci-fi TV series or V for Vendetta?
Mr. Tact wrote on May 3, 2021, 15:05:Between the 'technical difficulties' and the overall horrible quality, it's like listening to someone read IKEA instructions to build a bookcaseDarkCntry wrote on May 3, 2021, 12:58:Actually listened for a bit. Not as entertaining as one might hope.Mr. Tact wrote on May 3, 2021, 12:36:https://www.twitch.tv/thegameawards
Anyone offering a live feed?
Mr. Tact wrote on May 3, 2021, 12:36:
Anyone offering a live feed?
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 12, 2021, 13:24:Acleacius wrote on Mar 12, 2021, 12:25:
Just as SOE is slowly undoing exclusives to increase profits.
Console companies (Microsoft and Sony) don't consider the PC when they talk about exclusives. All they care about is it not coming out on the others consoles.
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 11, 2021, 11:01:DarkCntry wrote on Mar 9, 2021, 20:57:HorrorScope wrote on Mar 9, 2021, 17:18:
So ESO and FO76, sure you hate them, but how will they work with gamepass? Asking for a friend.
FO76 and ESO are already on Gamepass...
Will check out, just wondered especially for ESO how they charge. I guess you get the base game and that's it for the sub and everything else costs the same? Let me go see...