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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Troubleshooting Includes Launcher Patch

18. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Troubleshooting Includes Launcher Patch Nov 6, 2019, 08:56 Numinar
This game is like a module for DCS.

Instead of getting a plane, you get a cowboy. And like Elite, EuroTruck or DCS it isn't so much the missions but the act of mastering the systems and moving about in the world that is satisfying.

HOTAS/Controller mapping is pretty good but dense as fuck. I wonder how the kb/M feels, but rockstar junk always feels like it's better on a sofa with some thumbsticks.

Did not enjoy MP. Third person janky trash. Game already looks and runs phenomenal on XB1X, not sure if my PC is a big enough jump to make another playthrough worth it.

The pacing is slow. Even if you were to mainline it this is a game you soak in. I don't think the story is amazing, but there are amazing moments and characters in it. So it's got that in common with modern cinema and TV.
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News Comments > Diablo IV Confirmed as Online-Only

43. Re: Diablo IV Confirmed as Online-Only Nov 3, 2019, 21:43 Numinar
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 3, 2019, 19:38:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 3, 2019, 19:31:
Icewind wrote on Nov 3, 2019, 12:53:
Of course it is. They just needed an excuse for it, whereas Diablo 3 had no excuse for its online requirement. Now they just make the sequel a semi-mmo type world and go "Well, it's the way we want the game world to be" and people have to take it or leave it.

I'll get it for Xbox anyway. D3 played much better on console, unbelievably, and at least there I'll have the game on a physical disc.
By the time D4 comes out, who knows if consoles will still have discs.
The "I'll have my game on a disc" thing is cute. That is going the way of the flightless dodo.

Yeah I havn't had a disc drive of any kind for 4 years unless you count my consoles, which I only get SP stuff on disc for when I see it super cheap.

Havn't missed it. Not once. Got enough phyiscal shit in this house, I'm glad CDs/DVDs are gone (A few choice records are ok though!). Yes I know I'll be buying my old shit again remastered for all eternity but I've gotten good at knowing when that is worth it or not after a few early mistakes.
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News Comments > Diablo IV Confirmed as Online-Only

42. Re: Diablo IV Confirmed as Online-Only Nov 3, 2019, 21:40 Numinar
Activision must be really sad about losing Destiny, they've set to making Blizzard make two clones of the thing.

I'm sure they will be great, as most Blizzclones are.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

6. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 3, 2019, 21:31 Numinar
Pankin wrote on Nov 3, 2019, 14:04:
Can anyone explain how it is that GTAV takes the top spot so often? As often as it's happened since its release in Sept 2013, every person on the face of the earth would own at least one copy, yes?

Hyberbole for effect aside, this is rather impressive, if accurate. And why wouldn't it be accurate?

This game is legendary. Every year more kids are old enough to finagle the hardware and ability to buy this game. Every 11 year old boy that sees my collection asks about GTAV. The online is like minecraft for maladjusted pre-teens. It's the most recent, most feature rich crime sim and more wannabe gangsters are born every minute.

I think something was similar with Skyrim. The market grows every year as more and more people graduate from minecraft/discover gaming. GTAV probably reached saturation for us types after the first sale.
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News Comments > Battlefield V Free Weekend Deployed

4. Re: Battlefield V Free Weekend Deployed Nov 2, 2019, 06:40 Numinar
Awesome free content, worth the wait. Americans and Japanese are much thinner in terms of content than Wermacht and Allies from the main release, but that's ok. Way fewer vehicle variety, but it's all new shit theatre appropritate. Went on a rampage in an LTV on my first night and it was amazing. Free weekends are a good time to rack up kills!

As for maps, Iwo Jima which I understand is a classic map, but damn it looks nice. Right out of Letters from Iwo Jima and Pacific Storm, which is also cool. They both only apear to be in Breakthrough mode but that suits the theme just fine. I think Wake Island is coming later.

I hope we see more in this theatre, after the last Dan Carlin I would love to see a BF take on the fall of Malaya/Singapore and the Phillipines. (And though they would never do it, Kokoda!) The jungle shit is appriately horror-movie scary to fight in.

Both very awesome maps and as usual different to other BFV/BF1/BF4 maps, which is my favorite thing about this game. Every map feels like a completely different game, very little overlap between them. Really enjoying it so far. But unlike the Reddit and everyone else except the 4 people I play with I actually like what they have done so far with this game so take this all with a grain of salt.

I mean it's EA, so it's still not always amazing but damn it's a fun shooty time in Frostbite.
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News Comments > The Outer Worlds Released

54. Re: The Outer Worlds Released Oct 27, 2019, 02:15 Numinar
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2019, 01:01:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 25, 2019, 20:28:
3. MS. What they do is make sure this isn't a typical buggy Obsidian release because they have QA resources

LOL. Microsoft has QA resources. Are those fuckers always on vacation when the newest Windows patch rolls around or something?

I read a story about how they gutted their fantastic in house QA and all the bad things happened afterwards. I cannot remmeber any of the details but it was exactly as you expect.

That said no OS is without fault, and windows certainly tried to do more than anyone else to support the needs of a wide variety of users, including those like me who don't want to bust out a command line whenever anything goes wrong like I need to on my Mac and linux machines. I cut them a lot of slack. Of course none of the horrible bugs they have with every release have ruined my life yet, will see what happens.

God in the late 90's it wasn't unusual for me or my father to spend a sleepless night on a re-install mission. I feel like it's never been better. Crashes less than XP/7.

Also I've worked in QA and released broken shit. It's really hard. It's one thing to find an issue, to isolate and fix it in software that ambitious is insane. They cannot even get it right in most games, how hard it is in an OS is unimaginable (Still no excuse for cheaping out on in-house QA, a lot more damage can be done by an OS than a game which just means you have to play a different game until next patch.)
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News Comments > Battlefield V War in the Pacific Next Week; Play Free This Weekend and Next

8. Re: Battlefield V War in the Pacific Next Week; Play Free This Weekend and Next Oct 25, 2019, 10:12 Numinar
jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2019, 01:54:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 23, 2019, 20:12:
David wrote on Oct 23, 2019, 15:55:
Does this include single-player scenarios or just two new multiplayer maps?

All of their free trials have included the single player scenarios AFAIK. I demo'ed the game during one of those trials and tried to play through the scenarios but quit after a few missions because it was boring as fuck.
They are just having the single player stuff to avoid the inevitable shitstorm if it had none at all but the single player might as well not be there. It is even more of an afterthought than in previous entries of the series. It's plain garbage.

Huh, they usually restrict the free weekends to MP only. Not sure I want to DL 100GB just for the SP portion.

I don't think BFV is worth it for SP. Utterly forgettable trash, though the setup seems cool.

I enjoyed the BF4 campaign, felt liked they finally nailed the COD aesthetic of off-brand tom clancy. I must have played it 3 or 4 times. Some of the war stories for BF1 were allright, being austrlian I have a soft spot for gallipoli, but BFV was 100% minimum effort meh, again despite 4 awesome scenarios. Just shitty encounter design, pacing, lack of allied assets and all round effort. Don't even get me started on the phoned in co-op mode.

The shooting is so good. The MP is BF classic, I still play 1-3 times a week and love it despite always being smashed the fuck up. I think the maps in this and BF1 are the best they have ever been, each one playing completely uniquely compared to the others. But in terms of SP it might as well be 1942/BF2.
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News Comments > Steam Remote Play Together Beta

6. Re: Steam Remote Play Together Beta Oct 22, 2019, 06:39 Numinar
I love my couch games! This could help with a lot, the original overcooked for instance would be perfect for it. There is a snappiness to some local MP games though that this is not going to be able to keep up with, or it will work but not do them justice. Towerfall and Samurai Gunn are so tight I cannot imagine them being satisfying even if they had native online MP. Duck Game gets away with it somehow, but itís a floatier game, Nidhogg barely works. Fighting games are super finicky about it even with awesome NetCode and perfect connections, itís like a different game compared to playing local.

But we have seen it since OG quake. You either design a game with crazy prediction shit in it to make it bearable and have to take into account every design decision to accomodate that, or you need to live with a whole lot of jank. or with Quake it was a whole second binary to do the MP properly.

Jackbox might benefit? Stream lag really affects it when people use it currently via streams and phone controllers. I do love Valveís crazy consumer friendly skunkworks projects like family sharing, steamlink and all the other QOL stuff theyíve crammed in there the last 15 years. Good for them.
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News Comments > Two Prison Architect Expansions Announced

5. Re: Two Prison Architect Expansions Announced Oct 22, 2019, 04:07 Numinar
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2019, 10:43:
I only did one sitting of this game, but man, I really did not care for it.

Not a surprise to me. Every year I buy one or two games lauded here, but I know aren't my type. Given the universal praise, and some anecdotes that sound amusing, I'll give'm a shot. It really rarely pans out, but was worth a try.

I super get it. This game is like DCS, Kerbal, Factorio or probably most similar to Dwarf Fortress. Itís not that they are difficult, itís just they are all layers of nested systems and player generated stories and the barrier for entry is untold hours of experimentation and research. Iím not always in the mood for it either, sometimes you gotta just boot up Destiny or BFV and shoot some people in the face to relax.
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News Comments > Battlefield V: War in the Pacific Revealed; Trailer Wednesday

5. Re: Battlefield V: War in the Pacific Revealed; Trailer Wednesday Oct 22, 2019, 03:56 Numinar
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 21, 2019, 13:52:
Mildly interesting, but who even has this game installed anymore?

Itís actually one of the few games I have a dedicated group for. Theme is accessible to family and friends in a way space wizards and rocket soccer seem to struggle.

Also itís super fun. Not that we play at a high level, always people on server getting 80k a game but thereís always good fights/assaults/cool shit happening every round even when we are getting smashed. Pretty excited about next content drop it seems bigger than even the BF1 faction ones.
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News Comments > Two Prison Architect Expansions Announced

3. Re: Two Prison Architect Expansions Announced Oct 21, 2019, 02:37 Numinar
If there are not mods for those things you guys mentioned/joked about I cannot imagine they would be hard to make for this game. It's been mod friendly since forever. I'm not sure steam would host a WW2 deathlabour camp but there is nothing about the game engine which would preclude such a thing if someone felt so inclined. Could be a good historical learning tool but a bit rough on actual survivors having to deal with the media shitstorm that would follow such a release.

As for an official release I don't think that would make much sense. I don't know how the new devs would handle it but the OG guys had a vision for it, kind of an apolitical US Tv/B movie inspired vibe where the horror and injustice of the prison industrial complex becomes yours to discover and be complicit in (As we all are just by paying taxes) rather than being force fed it through heavy handed narratives or on the nose headline stealing mechanics. Of course they opened it waaaay up for mods so it's not like they are against the idea of their game doing that, it's just not the path they chose. To it's benifit I think.
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News Comments > Crusader Kings III Announced; Crusader Kings II Freed

12. Re: Crusader Kings III Announced; Crusader Kings II Freed Oct 21, 2019, 02:24 Numinar
FloorPie wrote on Oct 21, 2019, 02:02:
"I suppose the issue is, I don't consider it price gouging. The $40 base game was a full game in it's own right."

Except when it isn't. Take two games Paradox published last year, Surviving Mars and Battletech. $40 games that dropped to $20 or less during sales with year one dlc that costs more than the base game. It has been $1 cheaper to rebuy Surviving Mar's Gold version for months now when the game is on sale. A game that was just given away for free on Epic store.

Paradox just announced a new game that will be exclusive to Epic store. If Paradox tries their standard dlc tactics there with no frequent sales or price competition, I doubt the game will do well.

Put a few dozen hours into SM, seems alright, but I think it only found it's footing with post-release changes. Didn't get the DLC. I guess you could argue it wasn't a full game on release as it needed so many changes afterwards, but so did the combat mechanics of every witcher game and nobody claims that because the itnernet rage mobs ride that CDP shlong all day and night.

I put 100 hours into Battletech. Still didn't get the DLC. Amazing game, it's not just a fully realised product it has more than enough content for 2 or 3 good Battletech games. I'll grab the other stuff some other time when I want to dive back in. Your argument sounds insane.
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News Comments > Crusader Kings III Announced; Crusader Kings II Freed

11. Re: Crusader Kings III Announced; Crusader Kings II Freed Oct 21, 2019, 02:19 Numinar
Darks wrote on Oct 20, 2019, 18:56:
Choobeastia wrote on Oct 20, 2019, 12:44:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Oct 20, 2019, 02:32:
Darks wrote on Oct 20, 2019, 02:13:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Oct 19, 2019, 21:35:
Darks wrote on Oct 19, 2019, 19:02:
Freed huh? yea, there is nothing free about this POS game. its all locked behind DLC. Cost you 20 times more to unlocked everything then it would have to just buy the game. Screw that BS!!!
It's funny that everyone that doesn't play this game has this opinion, while the rest of us that do play the game like the DLC policy.

And you are exactly why these shit heel publishers do the shit they do. You must be so proud!!
Even with all the DLC paid at full price, my price per hour played is ridiculously low. That's the only metric I care about.

I'm right there with you. Even if I paid the full $191 for Stellaris, plus 3 full expansions, plus many story packs and others, I am at about $0.15 an hour with 1281 hours played. It would cost me more than that in gas to go to a nearby donut shop and just look at the donuts.

Basically, the PDX model is a proper business model to keep up with inflation, and not something designed to bilk some people out of tons of cash via micro-transactions and loot boxes.

You guys are a bunch of delusional assholes. I dont care how you break it down,. price gouging is gouging no matter how you guys try and justify it. SMH!!!

I pay people for their work as a general rule. If I don't want to buy something I don't. easy.

It's not manipulative like World of Tanks, where you have to put cash down to stay competitive eventually, the main game is as good and as fully featured as any game of it's type ever released. Making content is expensive, they should charge for it. If it sucks people wont buy it. It freaks me out how upset you are about this, do you work for free? Are you from some socialist post scarcity future paradise where everyone gets all the things and the culture shock is still hard to deal with?

There are so many things I, and I imagine you, do not spend money on but we could. We inform ourselves and decide where our limited income goes. There are so many actual, predatory systems out there, and I have tried them all. This isn't one in any way, shape or form.

8 years of post release support and all I had to do was let other pople fund it and buy the few pieces of content I had interest in? Sign me the fuck up.

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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Free Weekend

1. Re: Crusader Kings II Free Weekend Oct 18, 2019, 07:41 Numinar
Surprised the base game isn't F2P already. I have no problem with their DLC model, the OG game was great, each DLC just increases the scope and bling, but after 30 years or whatever it has been it really needs some kind of refactoring, maybe anyone with the game gets everything from before 3 years ago or something. Just because it's such a mess. I used to keep an eye out and buy anything at 80% off but it's gotten way too confusing!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 17, 2019, 09:29 Numinar
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 16, 2019, 18:47:
phinn wrote on Oct 16, 2019, 16:35:
That TechSpot PS4 controller article is linking a VERY out of date DS4Windows program. The current one is updated regularly here:
thanks phinn
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Oct 16, 2019, 17:34:
Why would anyone want to go through the hassle of using a PS4 controller when the XBOX controller just works.
Probably because it's what they have. It does not look like a hassle but whatev.

It's also got a superior D-pad, if that's important. Old games and modern 2d games are way better on it.

X1 contoller is the king right now though for everything else, and the elite is his god.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

3. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 14, 2019, 04:27 Numinar
Slashman wrote on Oct 13, 2019, 22:33:
Wow, so do we think there's enough Destiny 2 up there or what?

Certainly not enough time to play it like I want to! Really need to no-life this shit and get in a clan to raid but even before new baby arrives this seems almost impossible. Really enjoyed my 120 hours in vanilla and D1 before that. This is the best it's ever been, just need to compartmentalise and try not to think about that quest screen too much. Knock down a few at a time.
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News Comments > John Wick Hex Released

13. Re: John Wick Hex Released Oct 8, 2019, 23:34 Numinar
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 19:03:
Squirmer wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 18:40:
Is it just the Epic exclusive you're still pissed about?

I don't care what platform a game is on so that is not it.

This looks like a mobile game, one in wherein my GPU would be 80% underutilized.

If hardware utilisation is your benchmark for quality then you are in luck. I there is some good free benchmark and stress test software for your... enjoyment.
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News Comments > Valve Burgled

15. Re: Valve Burgled Oct 8, 2019, 23:31 Numinar
I've known guys like this, your legal system is broken but it's known for over incarceration not the opposite. Confidential Informant 100%.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Bans

4. Re: destiny 2 bans Oct 5, 2019, 11:22 Numinar
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 4, 2019, 18:41:
I had migrated my account over when they mentioned it a month or two ago, installed on Steam and played a bit. I don't have Forsaken or Shadowkeep, but what I do have available is still.. a little boring.

All my gear has been jumped up to 750 though, interestingly enough. Even some very low level legendaries I had in my inventory are the new intro minimum level, which is nice.

hit up holloway in the hangar for the free/legacy campaigns. theres a lot of free strikes and raids but you wont get the best gear without SK.
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News Comments > Magic: The Gathering Arena Leaves Early Access

2. Re: Magic: The Gathering Arena Leaves Early Access Sep 28, 2019, 09:08 Numinar
No shandakar no play! I love MTG but I wont give money to them outside of the awesome snapshot games they did for a few ears there.

I mean, when there is a price for competitive entry I might as well play world of tanks.
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