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Signed On Jan 29, 2006, 02:29
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Weekend
12. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Weekend May 18, 2018, 18:03 DarkCntry
 
thecakeisalie wrote on May 18, 2018, 14:47:
I am not willing to forgive them putting the game out as pay-to-win with gambling boxes then only walking it back once the money started to dry up. It's a no sale for me at any price.

You know, to this day no one can say how this was pay to win and not pay to skip the game?

I mean, I purchased 0 boxes in the entire time that I played the game, I completed it, I even got the "true" ending. Never once did I even feel compelled to buy a box with money. Hell, I only actually purchased one box with the in-game currency that was effectively shooting out of dead Orcs and I only did it to 'advance' past the tutorial bit about it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2018, 02:46 DarkCntry
 
That Robin Williams article still shows how raw it is for me that he is gone. Having had to deal with family members who have suffered from degenerative brain issues it made that entire article both hard to read and better allowed me to understand the final days of Robin.

Having met him multiple times over the course of 3 decades he remembered each of them, and to understand just how difficult it had to be towards the end for him to do it, it only makes things feel that much worse off.

Probably the only celebrity that I'll ever meet that when interacting with them was like interacting with a personal friend just makes me miss him that much more.
 
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News Comments > Get The Witcher Free
24. Re: Get The Witcher Free Apr 30, 2018, 17:41 DarkCntry
 
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 30, 2018, 16:47:
I love the Witcher series, don't get me wtong, but in the books, Geralt only ever has one sword--a silver one. Why the devs decided it was necessary to include another, regular, boring-old steel sword confounds me. It just adds unnecessary complexity and confusion for new players. Maybe they just wanted to create something that stands out from the crowd, much like Geralt himself, but, really, it's just more shit to manage in the game that was unnecessary to begin with.

I played through 2 and 3 but never played 1. I'm not sure I could trudge through it these days...

Mechanics-wise, it makes some sense to differentiate damage between monsters and men, which is why the inclusion of the steel swords were made.
 
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News Comments > Uwe Boll's Rampage
7. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Mar 31, 2018, 00:43 DarkCntry
 
Stormsinger wrote on Mar 31, 2018, 00:05:
I'm sure the half-dozen fans of Boll's films won't be at all confused.

I am not entirely sure about that, I mean, those fans are probably confused by the simple autonomic action of breathing.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Tease
6. Re: Overwatch Tease Feb 23, 2018, 23:59 DarkCntry
 
Frijoles wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 17:45:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 14:26:
Maybe a new Defense since that's the only category yet to receive a new character.

Isn't Orisa defense?

She's a tank...characters like Junkrat, Mei, Widow, etc are defense characters.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 19, 2018, 09:45 DarkCntry
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 07:03:
NicklePop wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 01:19:
Whatever you think of Trump -- at least it's not Hillary in office!

War hawk, sociopath, created the private prison complex.

Neocon.

Trump is Lincoln in comparison

You're the guy that said Christianity is the solution, right?

Well, a form of it apparently...that said, they also see nothing but positive when it comes to Star Citizen (hey, trying to keep this tangent game-related ;))
 
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News Comments > GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash
17. Re: GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash Jan 31, 2018, 18:05 DarkCntry
 
Squirmer wrote on Jan 31, 2018, 17:36:
Statement from Bushnell:

“I applaud the GDC for ensuring their institution reflects what is right,” Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell says via Twitter, “specifically with regards to how people should be treated in the workplace. And if that means an award is the price I have to pay personally so the whole industry may be more aware and sensitive to these issues, I applaud that, too. If my personal actions or the actions of anyone who ever worked with me offended or caused pain to anyone at our companies, then I apologize without reservation.”

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't...

I mean, really, what do you expect him to do that wouldn't result in getting slammed around by the likes of Brianna Wu?
 
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News Comments > GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash
12. Re: GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash Jan 31, 2018, 17:31 DarkCntry
 
As I see it, he broke no laws or exceeded social norms of the period in question. Whether or not it fits into today's social expectations is irrelevant and should hold no bearing on him being awarded for a technical achievement.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: etc. Jan 17, 2018, 19:33 DarkCntry
 
deqer wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 10:20:
Uh, nope. The live stream drew in 300k viewers max, and that was just for the Korean vs. Dallas(w/ Seagul, xQc, etc.) match. Then it dropped to 200k for the following matches, then 170k.

I love when companies twist the data in a way that sounds best for them yet most misleading to the community. lol

Didn't even read the release did you?

...opening day drew an impressive average audience per minute of 408,000, and 280,000 for the week. More than 10 million viewers tuned in over the four-day period via Twitch, MLG, and Chinese streaming partners ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC, and Panda TV—not to mention the countless additional viewers at watch parties worldwide. On Twitch and MLG alone, the peak concurrent online audience of 437,000 hit during the highly anticipated day-one matchup between Dallas Fuel and Seoul Dynasty
 
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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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