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Signed On Jan 29, 2006, 02:29
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Launches
70. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Launches Nov 18, 2017, 05:50 DarkCntry
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 05:41:
DarkCntry wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 05:35:
I decided to Redbox this to play the only thing I really care about, the campaign...5 and a half hours later we're left on an obvious cliffhanger for DLC and nothing else to show for it...almost felt like a waste of my time.

I don't know what it is about the game, but nothing really felt more than 'meh'. The graphics were just the same as the previous title, albeit still nice, the space combat was tighter than the last but still very underwhelming, and the story was far more predictable than anything I've played in the last year...

All in all, I am pretty glad that I used Redbox...and I even had a discount for it to boot, so it cost absolutely nothing for me.

It did cost you the discount which you could have used on something else/better.

Not really, my Redboxes are pretty meh when it comes to selection. Hell, I've seen most of the movies in them and the only games I generally rent are new releases

Either way, $3 isn't a big deal.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Launches
68. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Launches Nov 18, 2017, 05:35 DarkCntry
 
I decided to Redbox this to play the only thing I really care about, the campaign...5 and a half hours later we're left on an obvious cliffhanger for DLC and nothing else to show for it...almost felt like a waste of my time.

I don't know what it is about the game, but nothing really felt more than 'meh'. The graphics were just the same as the previous title, albeit still nice, the space combat was tighter than the last but still very underwhelming, and the story was far more predictable than anything I've played in the last year...

All in all, I am pretty glad that I used Redbox...and I even had a discount for it to boot, so it cost absolutely nothing for me.
 
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Shutting Down
12. Re: Marvel Heroes Shutting Down Nov 17, 2017, 04:41 DarkCntry
 
As far as I understand, the reasoning for the shutdown was due to Gaz missing several milestone deliveries over the course of the last 18 or so months and Disney got fed up with it.  
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News Comments > AMD on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on AMD
5. Re: AMD on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on AMD Nov 2, 2017, 16:51 DarkCntry
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 2, 2017, 15:49:
Great. Now let's hear about how nVidia hardware didn't need special attention since it just already works.

In all seriousness though, I'm glad AMD can finally afford to pay people to say nice things.

I was about to say something along those lines...

Like "When we started development on Wolfenstein II, the choice for graphics API for PC was a simple one....whichever one gave us the most money."
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes
12. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes Oct 31, 2017, 20:15 DarkCntry
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 18:10:
The Shadow of War lootcrate bullshit was a fucking lie and they did it through their teeth without shame.

For the weak minded among us: no matter what you think, the player was crippled without lootboxes. How many legendary orcs did you find? How many gearsets did you complete? I had 40h into SoW and I wasnt even close to completing the gear sets and I had close to no legendary orcs in my army. I was level 48 after 40 hours and thr last 3 levels took me about 10 hours. I felt like I was playing a freemium Clash of Clans kinda game at some point, where you could play without spending a dime but it would be a fucking drag that would take forever.

Rational Youtube vids warn of the same grind in AC Origins, without spending money on loot boxes.

Mark my words: our games will become like the garbage freemium games on our phones, at least to some infuriating extent. Why? Because idiots believe the words, the words of the developers (and publishers ofc).

/tilt

I spent 0 in Shadow of War and 0 in Assassin's Creed...finished both of those games. SoW, I obtained 3 full sets of legendary items, not including the Bright Lord or Vengeance sets. I finished Shadow Wars at around 43 hours (story finished at like 22 hours or so), had all keeps using Legendary orcs, and not once did I have to 'grind' to get them. Hell, it only took me like 25 hours to get to level 60.

Hell, in Assassin's Creed, I didn't even buy the game, only Redbox'd it for 2 days, played a few hours those days and still finished the story.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Oct 19, 2017, 00:55 DarkCntry
 
Squirmer wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 23:49:
If you're so impulsive that you HAVE to spend extra money because you HAVE to be first to have all of the things, and you don't want to jus tplay the game normally, then you have bigger issues. And FUCK YES if publishers want to eexploit your obsessive compulsive behaviour in order to give all DLC away to all players for free... then FUCK YESSSSSS keep it coming.

Why would you cheer this? Gambling addiction destroys people's lives, and many games use the same kind of psychological exploitation. That's the issue here. Plenty of companies employ psychologists to implement the best ways to make people spend money. They don't kindly offer these items, they cynically try to compel people to purchase them. Just because you can resist doesn't mean everyone can.
Arguing the whole 'gambling addiction' thing is really kinda funny.

Basic gameplay loops can, and usually do, satisfy the same requirements for people that claim things like lootboxes are implemented in ways to exploit those with said addiction.
 
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News Comments > Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed
3. Re: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed Oct 15, 2017, 07:38 DarkCntry
 
loomy wrote on Oct 14, 2017, 13:37:
the beta users have been getting multiple surveys a week in recent weeks. clearly microsoft uses data for decisions. I personally didn't install it because it requires the microsoft store and then some xbox store on top of that. no more downloading games like the old days
Uses the Windows Store and the Xbox Insider Hub. The Insider Hub is basically where Microsoft puts all of their gaming-related testing and is really just an app extension of the normal Insider group.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Oct 13, 2017, 19:04 DarkCntry
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 16:20:
Developer to hand out bans, for a single player game.

lol

they'll probably make idle threats about not supporting the PC platform going forward.


There are online components involved, to which they will probably bar access to that.

Beyond that...who really cares?
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Released
37. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Released Oct 11, 2017, 19:27 DarkCntry
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 19:23:
Shadow of War's Denuvo Cracked in One Day
I hope they got their moneys worth.
Considering that most of the major publishers put it in for the two common types of piracy, day 1 and casual, it's probably not far off to say they might have.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Released
35. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Released Oct 11, 2017, 18:28 DarkCntry
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 09:02:
loot boxes are not needed to completely dominate , I'm barely lvl 5 or so and have 3 'EPIC' gear pieces just by defeating captains in the very first castle area.....


First area, collect the poetry pieces (probably about 15 minutes if you're being slow), put them on the barrows door, presto, your first real bonafide legendary.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Released
26. Re: Console FoV Oct 10, 2017, 19:14 DarkCntry
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 10, 2017, 11:24:
DarkCntry wrote on Oct 10, 2017, 10:07:
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 10, 2017, 09:44:
The FoV is 60, with no way to change it. I'm sorry, but there is just absolutely no excuse for this in any game released in the last 25 years. It is almost impossible to comprehend, borderline criminal.

Avoid this game like the plague.

Honestly, even with the FOV that low, it's a third-person game...

Hell though, I'm just surprised the first reply wasn't someone complaining about the lootboxes despite them being wholly inconsequential.

Have you bothered to read how the loot boxes effect the game? From your comment it is rather evident you have not!
Sure, I've bothered to read them, as well as I've bothered to actually play the game.

Here's the thing...there was one review that focused on the 'necessity' of the lootboxes, and that was Polygon...you know, the same place that employs people that ask for a boss skip feature in Cuphead or the inability to actually shoot in fire in Doom...do you honestly think it's a good idea to take the word of people that have time and time again shown their inability to actually play video games?
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Released
2. Re: Console FoV Oct 10, 2017, 10:07 DarkCntry
 
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 10, 2017, 09:44:
The FoV is 60, with no way to change it. I'm sorry, but there is just absolutely no excuse for this in any game released in the last 25 years. It is almost impossible to comprehend, borderline criminal.

Avoid this game like the plague.

Honestly, even with the FOV that low, it's a third-person game...

Hell though, I'm just surprised the first reply wasn't someone complaining about the lootboxes despite them being wholly inconsequential.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
47. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 7, 2017, 03:07 DarkCntry
 
Slick wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 01:28:
So I'll assume that most people commenting haven't actually played the free open beta that's happening right now.

I seem to be the only one who has? You're all talking like cunts throwing spitballs from the cheap seats.

Why don't you make a grounded argument based on evidence? instead of just self-fellating philosophical about the musings of corporate hegemony while having zero first-hand experience?

For instance:

They seem to have totally revamped the space combat mode to be the other "main" game mode alongside the 40-man "walker assault" type. And that's doing that mode a disservice, as the map switched halfway from "walker assault" to the other game mode they introduced in the DLC from the first game, cap 1 of X flags to proceed. The Space battles seem to have taken their cues entirely from the "Death Star" DLC from the first game, as they're also multi-stage objective-based games that feel like they have a real progression.

Unfortunately, FoV in space is 12, and seems to be unchangeable. This is totally unacceptable and makes me want to puke. I don't know what to make of this if it's unchangeable on release. It's a possible deal breaker.

The space combat is far better than the original, as there's no "lock on" mechanic that I've found for your main laser guns. Instead, you have a circle reticule that leads your target similar to other space-sims, so you actually have to land shots, and you can, at range, with no assists. It feels much more satisfying.
I've played it for a few hours...space combat still seems too floaty for me.

As for the progression system...I really wish it wasn't in there, but at least it is better than Battlefield 1's...I just really don't like the star card system for upgrades instead of just side-grades.

christheshitter wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 02:24:
F*ck this game. Can't phantom why everyone here drools over this piece of garbage. It looks, handles and plays like shit.

You guys must be going on drugs or something.
It must be a menace to your sensibilities that there might be things out there that other people like and you don't..

Also, the word you're looking for is fathom.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Battles Cheaters
2. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Battles Cheaters Oct 6, 2017, 14:00 DarkCntry
 
Morn wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 13:29:
People play this?!
No, it's just another conspiracy from the Illuminati and Lizard People.....
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 6, 2017, 13:47 DarkCntry
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 10:23:
  • DarkCntry wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 08:04:
    jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 03:11:
    That will never stand up, and the guy will sue the police for violation of first amendment protections.
    I only skimmed the actual article, so I don't know of the full events...

    However, if said person was impersonating an actual officer, then there might be grounds. Not saying that is what happened here, just giving a bit of the whole "devil's advocate" side of things.
    At least you skimmed it, the not my president would have got the fox talk show version.

    Well, then he'd only act on it if the ratings were good.........
     
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    News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
    2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 6, 2017, 08:04 DarkCntry
     
    jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 03:11:
    That will never stand up, and the guy will sue the police for violation of first amendment protections.
    I only skimmed the actual article, so I don't know of the full events...

    However, if said person was impersonating an actual officer, then there might be grounds. Not saying that is what happened here, just giving a bit of the whole "devil's advocate" side of things.
     
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    News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Warmonger Trailer
    7. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Warmonger Trailer Oct 3, 2017, 22:03 DarkCntry
     
    Creston wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 20:35:
    DarkCntry wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 19:39:
    The game difficulty wasn't adjusted to maximize the use of the boxes. The only ones that truly help you play the game are obtainable rather easily via in-game currency.

    You kind of have to take their word at that, though. Every dev says "Oh no, you can earn everything easy without spending extra money!" and then a lot of the times it turns out their idea of easy is "grind 60 hours."

    Not saying SoM2 is going to be like that, but if there truly is no need for loot boxes, nobody would buy them. And Warned Bros is a giant DICK of a publisher.

    I'll err on the side of caution.

    I've had some pretty extensive hands-on with the game, and my experience has shown me that the shop is effectively only going to be 'abused' by people who either want a very, very specific Orc or those that want to flex their e-peen.
     
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    News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Warmonger Trailer
    5. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Warmonger Trailer Oct 2, 2017, 19:39 DarkCntry
     
    thecakeisalie wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 17:31:
    CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 17:02:
    If y'all want to support this lootbox microtransaction scam then please do it all-out and preorder the gold version for $99.99 on Steam directly. I mean why hold back? Just do it! You know you want to.

    This is pretty much why I'm not buying it. The regular game will no doubt be designed as such a grindfest as to "encourage" you to buy the microtransaction pay-to-win loot boxes (like Dead Space 3 was or maybe even worse). If you want to do their online ranked mode, you'll need to buy them to have any chance, just like people spend thousands on mobile games to "win" at any cost.

    Here's a simple fact about the game...

    The game difficulty wasn't adjusted to maximize the use of the boxes. The only ones that truly help you play the game are obtainable rather easily via in-game currency.

    The online leaderboards are nothing but e-peen contests and honestly, have literally no bearing on how the game is actually played.

    Who knows, one day someone might actually investigate things before flying off the handle.
     
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    News Comments > Emulation and the Law
    23. Re: Emulation and the Law Oct 1, 2017, 18:12 DarkCntry
     
    Suppa7 wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 15:50:
    DarkCntry wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 03:54:
    All I can see here is "hey you kids, get off my lawn" rhetoric.

    It has nothing to do with it, if people didn't fall all overthemselves and gave money to mmo's they would have been completely local pieces of game software, mmo is a marketing term, both UO and wow have private servers that were made via reverse engineering. You and the stupid masses are just butthurt you are too stupid to understand your stupidity. You don't give a rats ass you feed these companies corruption you are such cult like corporate ball lickers. The reality is games are being destroyed because cunts like you are too stupid to understand the world around you.

    Anti intellecutalism and gaming go hand in hand, everything bad that has happened to games is because the average gamer is a fucking idiot which you prove in spades.

    Telling someone they are too stupid to realize their own stupidity while they don't realize their own stupidity is pretty much what I am getting here...

    As I said, MMOs weren't the first to create a subscription-style system, nor where they first to be wholly controlled remotely...the fact that you seem stuck on this shows that you've had an MMO touch you inappropriately somewhere and might find help in talking to someone about it.

    Here's the thing about "intellectualism"...the failure to differentiate between an emotional response and a logical response is why you fail at your attempt to seem superior.

    I mean, how can you remove emotion from your argument when you litter it with calling people 'butt hurt', 'ball lickers', 'cunts', and people 'too stupid'?

    Simply put kiddo...this is a luxury resource that we choose to buy into...everyone who does it can be labeled 'stupid' simply because it's not a necessity.
     
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    News Comments > Emulation and the Law
    9. Re: Emulation and the Law Oct 1, 2017, 03:54 DarkCntry
     
    Suppa7 wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 21:49:
    Rilcon wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 21:08:
    I'd jest with the old "you must be fun at parties" quip, but I kinda doubt you get invited to any.

    I could care less about your insult, the reality is all these things exists because the masses are morons. Anyone with any intelligence knew mmo's were scams from the get go. This all happened because of the normalisation of being fucked by game companies because the masses are too stupid and tech illiterate to participate in the videogame market. That's reality.

    That league of legends and dota 2 are even pieces of game software entirely controlled by game companies held hostage on their servers is overwhelming proof the masses are idiots.

    Pre high speed internet the stupid fucks couldn't fuck up PC gaming, post high speed internet penetration companies can simply force games to be server locked because we are nowhere near close enough to the business for there to be any fear of offices being stormed. That's the reality.

    The market is a myth could only work if there was genuine way to hold these companies accountable so they couldn't produce games in this hostile way to begin with.

    All I can see here is "hey you kids, get off my lawn" rhetoric.

    Albeit, it's also about as asinine as you can get, seeing as MMOs were not the first server-controlled variations of gaming out there, nor was DRM some new-fangled device thought up in the last couple decades.

    I also do dislike it when people resort to calling others illiterate of a subject when they, themselves, seem to be pretty lacking on knowledge in the subject.
     
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