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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. No subject Sep 8, 2017, 06:00 Mashiki Amiketo
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 20:00:
The only person mad at Amazon is the dotus and that's because the Washington Post publishes factual articles about that idiot.
Which is why they've had to retract more articles in the last 9 months then the last 8 years right?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. No subject Sep 8, 2017, 05:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 19:46:

Mashiki for 400 bucks I'll drive down to Florida and board it up for ya!
I like paying the neighbors kids, they're just in their 2nd year of high school and it gives them some extra money on the side. You know what it's like at that age.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2017, 14:37 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 14:23:
I hope for Floridians, Irma avoids land fall. However, I have to admit a morbid curiosity as to what would happen if Irma's eye went right through downtown Miami...

Well Andrew('92) only missed it by 35 miles, so that should give you a pretty good guess. Only thing I can say is it'll be interesting to see if my property there survives, if not oh well it's insured and I'm not there anyway. Neighbor's kids boarded it all up for me, and I paid them $400 to do it and I can trust them.

The only upside is that this hurricane is hitting so early in the season. Otherwise you'd also have to be dealing with the large numbers of snowbirds. Zephyrhills for instance would be really bad if this was say 3-4 weeks later, their pop increases by something like 250k people in the winter.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. No subject Sep 7, 2017, 13:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 11:33:
Google and MS in particular need to be regulated. Yeah, like that'll ever happen given the current state of American politics.
Considering that Google and Amazon are managing to piss off people on both sides of the spectrum, it's more likely then not. Probably going to take a few more years, but there's a lot of complaints on just how much pull both companies have with the FCC right now too. MS on the other hand is playing a very low-key and cool game right now to make any waves.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. No subject Sep 7, 2017, 12:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 11:43:
I'm utterly amazed that anyone would have ever used it to begin with. Fuck that was always really annoying with AMD nagging you to install that shit every time you upgrade drivers.
Had some uses, I got more then a few games for free out of it and a bunch of free ships from it for ST:Online. Most people have moved to Razer's thing for their free shit though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. No subject Sep 6, 2017, 12:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
That won't be abused. Not at all, nope.  
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News Comments > The Witcher Turning 10
22. No subject Sep 6, 2017, 12:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 09:51:
Played all of them. Loved all of them. Need to finish the expansions Smitten

Blood and Wine in itself could have been a separate game. The detail itself and story writing is something I haven't seen in an "expansion" in years. Probably the closest thing to it would be BG2:ToB in terms of really adding value to the game.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Turning 10
13. No subject Sep 5, 2017, 07:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 17:30:
So, the Witcher. Never played. Is it good?

The first game has a curve. You'll either love it or hate it. I used to hate it, but once you get past the first act it becomes much better. I enjoyed it far more after I read the books(which are worth reading, eng. translations including fan translations are out there). The second is far more linear, you're going from point a to point b, with quests on the side. It's a tale of two stories, but they both have some yet no impact on the 3rd game. You played a part, but your actions aren't enough to change the world too much. The third? The story is somewhat linear, the choices you make to have consequences but they're not felt in a "huge" difference to the outside world. The VO's, in-game cuts, all well done.

What makes the 3rd one unique is the detail to the side quests, they're not randomly generated but rather each one has it's own dialog, different problem. The world is big, vast, wandering off the path will kill you. But even then if you're smart, the enemy 20 levels above you can still be killed with patience.

Also, the quest with Roach(your horse) in Blood and Wine is just amazing.

Oh and this is the reason why people love CD Projekt, well that and they respond to fan mail and post cards. I sent them one a few years ago for Witcher 2 and they sent one back.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Character and CE Unveiled
12. No subject Sep 2, 2017, 10:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 17:07:
Yeah the finished game is a couple weeks away. It's been in EA for a while now. But yes those are some top-shelf CRPG Skelo-characters.

Just remember, if you're gonna play skelo-glow's, rip someone's face off so you don't get attacked.
 
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News Comments > Sonic Mania DRM Issues
12. No subject Aug 31, 2017, 04:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Suppa7 wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 03:38:
No dumbass, you can even look at the pirate bay to see the release, any CPY release means a denuvo release. Mankind divided had denuvo and was cracked.
Which is why it says: "SKIDROW" "Looking for nothing but competition" rite? Though the 1.0 release had denuvo, and it doesn't use it now. It was also cracked in record time, don't let your own ignorance get in the way.
 
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News Comments > Sonic Mania DRM Issues
10. No subject Aug 31, 2017, 01:53 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MeanJim wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 15:27:

Yes, in a way it does not allow offline gameplay. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has Denuvo, and it's also not listed on its Steam store page.

It doen't use denuvo. It only uses the steam-drm, you can find that out yourself by using a skiffer. The pre-release copies given to game journos/reviewers used denuvo to stop leaks.
 
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News Comments > Sonic Mania DRM Issues
7. No subject Aug 30, 2017, 12:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 11:30:
I don't know much about Denuvo - what is the problem with it? Does it forbid offline gameplay?

Depends on how they implement it. It can mean more CPU uptime if they use exe encoding. Which means the exe is in a wraper, then run in a virtual environment by the DRM to be executed. There's active crc checks against various assets used by the game(disk thrashing). Randomized movement of the exe in memory(more cpu cycles eaten), and so on. As for offline gameplay? Depends, it can but not always. Look at the implementation of Total War: Warhammer which used it. Everything about it was broken, from multiplayer to the game itself along with all the DLC which was encrypted too.

It doesn't add "virtual" system like starforce, or securom though. But since it's a challenge to crackers, you can bet it'll be broken in the next 48hrs. There's a couple of circumvents for it already floating around according to One Angry Gamer (fyi before someone gets their panties in a twist blue has posted articles from his site before) and there's no links. An archive incase you can't get to it since it's being hammered: http://archive.is/07R9A
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
42. No subject Aug 30, 2017, 09:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 07:54:
Yeah it's weird. Steam used to be on top of regional pricing when it came to exchange rate, but not lately.
With the 15% off at GMG it works out to be $42CDN vs $54CDN via Steam.

Well companies set the price, so it's more likely a case that they think they can skim a couple of extra bucks by leaving the price up vs the currency conversion.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Creation Club Beta
14. No subject Aug 30, 2017, 06:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Creston wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 13:53:
Bullshit. Some of the absolute finest modders applied and got told "Your stuff isn't really what we're looking for." Ie, your stuff isn't vapid, empty bullshit we can sell for a few easy dollars.


The thread in the mod author sections of the nexus have a lot of livid authors at the moment. So yeah, a few of them did apply to have their stuff in there and got a response close to or that. Well if they wanted to burn community good will they're going about it the right way, 12 or 13 pages of raging so far.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
40. No subject Aug 30, 2017, 06:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 02:26:
It is only 5% off at GMG for me. What am I doing wrong? Well, in this case I will wait for a sale. Got dozens of games on my backlist to play, so I can wait for a more reasonable price.
Check to make sure you're logged in? If not fire them off an email, there's been cases where discounts aren't applied properly. They'll tell you to buy it and then just refund the difference or give you credit in most cases.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
38. No subject Aug 30, 2017, 02:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:22:

Ah. The Canada Tax. That blows.

The kicker: "Regional pricing will make it more fair!" Actual price that it should be listed as: $49CAD vs $40 USD, since the Canadian dollar has gone up by a considerable amount in the last half year.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer
6. No subject Aug 28, 2017, 23:00 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 28, 2017, 21:03:

Not that you ever had ANY credentials to begin with but IF you had any credentials, and RPG credentials in particular, then they would now be considered revoked and trashed .
The original DOS had some serious problems, especially the ending which was just a gigantic clusterfuck that made no sense. The patched and and enhanced version on the other hand was very good, including rewriting the entire ending. The music was also top notch, something that can make or break a crpg.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Free Weekend
8. No subject Aug 25, 2017, 10:34 Mashiki Amiketo
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 09:13:
Of course, I played the game on regular difficulty and guess that the turn limit will be a bigger pain the lower back region at higher difficulties - but isn't the game meant to be harder at higher difficulty settings?

Yeah it is. A huge pain in the ass unfortunately, but it does give an idea or feeling that you're in a rush against time/things are far worse then suspected.
 
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News Comments > Tropico 6 Trailer
7. No subject Aug 24, 2017, 09:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 24, 2017, 06:40:
started to be a good series, obviously Tropico 2 - Pirate Cove. ^^

Ps.: And one last thing, this Tropico 6 isn't developed by the makers of Tropico 3/4/5 .. so yeh. Maybe it will be worth to consider as a new fun and different entry in the series after all

Yeah that was quite fun. Thing is the developer of Tropico 6, has done nothing but M&M games which seem to have mediocre reviews, lots of complaints of bugs and so on. So really it could be a dismal failure, or it could be a break that they need too. Looks like the reason though that Haemimont Games isn't developiing Tropico 6 is they're already working on a project "Surviving Mars."
 
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News Comments > Tropico 6 Trailer
5. No subject Aug 24, 2017, 06:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 24, 2017, 05:44:
Tropico 4 had 11 DLC releases spanning over 3 years, and with Tropico 5 you had another. let me count.. 12 DLC releases

He was playing at the fact that this is nothing more than just another "same old" release, aside from a few new buildings this looks exactly like Tropico 5 and 4.

Basically, they are selling the same game slightly changed for 6+ years now.

So you're upset that they've cornered a particular market and are making money? Or that it's not really yearly releases like they implied? Never mind that people were more upset with the feature retraction in 5 vs 4, which caused them to patch in a bunch of stuff free too. Out of curiosity then, just how far do you think they should move to make the game into something that isn't the same? Bail on the audience that likes the title the way it is, or simply piss off everyone pull an EA/Bioware and fuck everything up.
 
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