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News Comments > Blizzard's Announced Competitive PvP Shooter
15. Re: Blizzard's Announced Competitive PvP Shooter Apr 27, 2018, 15:48 Flatline
 
MattyC wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 15:19:
I think we will see a mode similar to battle royal for Overwatch.

I"m curious how the hell that would work when part of the battle royale format is about scrounging for weapons and abilities and stuff.

Not to mention the Overwatch characters would be of wildly different use.

"Oooh I'm Mercy! I... heal people. In a 1vAll battle royale. Yay."

"I'm Soldier 76 I get auto-aim for my ultimate"
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Announced Competitive PvP Shooter
14. Re: Blizzard's Announced Competitive PvP Shooter Apr 27, 2018, 15:45 Flatline
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 15:30:
MattyC wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 15:19:
Laugh2
As though Blizzard could make anything in time to cash in on a fad. W

You mean unlike they have ever done before since they basically came into existence?

Dune2 -> Warcraft
C&C -> Warcraft 2
Any MMO that came out before it -> World of Warcraft
Numerous Online card games -> Hearthstone
Numerous MOBAs -> HOTS

Yeah, basically the only original IP gameplay wise Blizzard have to their name is Diablo...



If you're familiar with the development of Diablo, that's because Blizzard North was an entirely different company that merged with Blizzard.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 27, 2018, 14:21 Flatline
 
120 dollars might actually be the point where I quit. I"ll get to renew before the new pricing goes into effect for me, but in the last 6 months I've watched almost zero Prime Video, my purchases have all qualified for free slow shipping, and the other prime goodies don't especially appeal to me. Maybe that'll change in a year when I finally get hit with the new rate but probably not.  
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News Comments > Blizzard's Announced Competitive PvP Shooter
7. Re: Blizzard's Announced Competitive PvP Shooter Apr 27, 2018, 13:50 Flatline
 
Fion wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 13:21:
But.. don't they already have one of those? It's very successful and continues to make Acti/Blizz a fortune.

What's this about wanting a single player game from Blizzard? They don't make single player games, though they do make games focused toward multiplayer co-op, or a multiplayer game with a co-op/singleplayer campaign included.

Well yeah they have overwatch. But this is probably to try to cash in on the battle royale format.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Released
32. Re: BATTLETECH Released Apr 25, 2018, 19:54 Flatline
 
Hump wrote on Apr 25, 2018, 17:45:
Wasn't this supposed to come out on mobile platforms as well?

Not that I'm aware of. It may eventually. Shadowrun did.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Warmind Details
6. Re: Destiny 2 Warmind Details Apr 25, 2018, 17:22 Flatline
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Apr 25, 2018, 01:19:
Jivaro wrote on Apr 24, 2018, 23:17:
I have always felt that the problem with Destiny and Destiny 2 is that they don't seem to understand the market share they draw with this type of game. They keep creating content that is grindier than a South Korean MMO for an audience that just wants to shoot shit and pick up loot. The audience, I believe, wants more Borderlands and less "new age shooter MMO"....and that has been the case since the beginning of Destiny 1, that isn't new with Destiny 2.

The problem with the game is that the end game content is far too easy. Teams clear raids in the first 4 hours of its release. There is no challenge.

They need to make the raids difficult so it extends these content drops past a month or maybe 2 months. No one wants Borderlands. We want content that is truly challenging. Unfortunately, every raid caters to casuals.

As soon as CoD or GoW or Halo or whatever copy their model, and introduce challenging end game content, Bungie has no need to get better. God help them if Blizzard makes a Destiny killer. EA has one in dev but it's EA so they will screw it up.

Blizzard released Overwatch already. Next game won't be due for 9 more years.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Released
27. Re: BATTLETECH Released Apr 25, 2018, 16:18 Flatline
 
I'm having a blast too. I got my money's worth on the kickstarter with the beta but this is great.

I agree the ship UI seems clunky, and the travel mechanic made my head hurt for about 10 seconds. But I adapted pretty quickly.

And for people who are complaining that the graphics are kind of meh, I agree they aren't spectacular, but this was kickstarted on a 3 million dollar budget, not including late pledges and whatever Harebrained kicked in on their own. It's absolutely *not* a AAA game. It's actually pretty impressive going through the original Kickstarter page how close the launch product is to the goals and stretch goals.

That being said, for it's budget and scope it's exceeding my expectations. Considering that the shadowrun games all pumped out a director's edition and spawned sequels, I have high hopes that Battletech will get the co-op or additional expansions that will make it a lot of fun.

Edit: So considering that they're going through most of Jordan Weisman's old IP from the FASA days, is anyone else secretly hoping against hope they do Crimson Skies at some point?
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Warmind Details Tomorrow
6. Re: Destiny 2 Warmind Details Tomorrow Apr 24, 2018, 12:53 Flatline
 
Prez wrote on Apr 24, 2018, 10:13:
HoSpanky wrote on Apr 24, 2018, 10:11:
My wife bought me this for Christmas. I just actually started playing it a couple days ago. I played they the original Destiny, didnít buy any dlc, didnít bother with the raids beyond a couple basic runs.

Iím assuming this will be fun thru the campaign and then Iíll be done with it. The framerate is buttery smooth, the game looks gorgeous, and the gunplay feels solid. Thatís really all I expect of it.

All that is true. After the campaign is over the end game sucks.


It's kind of fun leveling your gear until you get within like 20 points of the level cap and then it becomes one of the least-fun slogs I've ever experienced with metered progress. Mainly because the loot you generate is boring AF. Hopefully the exotics pass that's incoming will make things interesting again.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Apr 24, 2018, 11:57 Flatline
 
Battletech is getting points apparently for it's AI. That's a good sign. Glad my 100+ beta battles helped build the AI.

Also, apparently Rock, Paper, Shotgun found it boring due to pauses and animations and stuff. Plus the author sounds like he's not a particular Battletech fan.
 
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News Comments > Valve Acquires Campo Santo
33. Re: Valve Acquires Campo Santo Apr 23, 2018, 14:43 Flatline
 
HoSpanky wrote on Apr 22, 2018, 15:45:
Hrm. Firewatch was pretty good for a large portion of it, but the ending was...a letdown. Yes, it's a glorified walking simulator, but I'll be damned if what was happening didn't freak me out. Shame the ending isn't as awesome as the rest of the story, but I think it's meant to be a "the drama we create isn't nearly as exciting as WE think it is" lesson?

Maybe they've taken the criticism of it to heart, and their next game will have a more satisfying ending.

Man I guess I'm just in the minority that the story turned out to be kind of real and not some x-files conspiracy story.

As for the very end of missing Delilah... Sure it was disappointing, but so much in life is. Especially in the middle of an emergency like that. Things don't resolve neatly. It's part of why we get PTSD after emergencies.

I don't play many walking simulators. I played The Stanley Parable and that's about it other than Firewatch, so maybe I wasn't burned out when I played it. Or maybe it hit me in the right time of life.

I enjoyed it a lot. And while Delilah was kind of kooky/manic pixie dream girl from the beginning, once you got into the story, a lot of the banter felt like the kind of banter you might have with someone after you've done a routine many times over. I've had multiple friends that fit that kind of relationship/friendship. It felt more natural to me than Wheadon-dialogue does.

It also helped that Firewatch was *gorgeous*.
 
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News Comments > Valve Acquires Campo Santo
32. Re: Valve Acquires Campo Santo Apr 23, 2018, 14:37 Flatline
 
Verno wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 11:46:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 22, 2018, 17:25:
Oh no, unlimited time and funding for a good group of developers, what terrible news.

Unlimited time and funding sure, I don't know about good. I never played Mark of The Ninja but Walking Dead was really uneven and Firewatch was straight up bad in my opinion. I guess maybe I just don't care for walking sims.

If nothing else at least they will hopefully help Valve produce something again.

WTF?

Mark of the Ninja, Walking Dead, and Firewatch were made by 3 different devs: Klei Entertainment, I'm assuming Telltale, and Campo Santo.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Adds New Mode
5. Re: MechWarrior Online Adds New Mode Apr 18, 2018, 13:39 Flatline
 
Primalchrome wrote on Apr 18, 2018, 12:44:
Yeah, no clue why this hasn't been in the game for years. When I was playing regularly, you had to set up custom matches that were like Thunderdome. Bunch of unit members standing around watching 1v1's and waiting their turn.

And with regards to F2P, MWO has a much more palatable grind and matchmaking than something like World of Tanks/Warships/Warplanes.

I played the crap out of MWO back in the day. Dropped money on it too. As soon as they introduced paid coolant charges I left.

Fuck that Pay2Win bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sells 1M
17. Re: Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sells 1M Apr 13, 2018, 13:45 Flatline
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 13, 2018, 02:29:
Tumbler wrote on Apr 12, 2018, 15:17:
Was there any news on why this started out at 29.99? Hitting 1 million sales seems like a big deal, I don't remember much about the original and didn't know they were making a sequel...

And how come Warhammer keeps getting kick ass games but Warhammer 40k keeps missing the mark? Can we start asking companies that put out good Warhammer games to follow up with a 40k add on or something?

Getting really fucking jealous over here.

FFS, even blood bowl is more fun than most 40k games I've tried lately.

The Space Hulk game is getting a huge free "update" that should hopefully NOT make it suck as much as it did on release. It was basically supposed to be Vermintide in space with Terminators and Genestealers, but the devs somehow managed to fuck it up. Still I will wait for the Enhanced Edition and give it anoher whirl. Hope dies last and all....

My issues with Deathwatch or whatever the Space Hulk game is called is that

1. Psi abilities get charged through combat and it charges so slow I basically never remember they're there. Way too stingy with psi.

2. Honestly, while I only go through like mission 4 or so, the guns that have been added beyond the standard storm bolter are... well... not as good. They aren't as good at range and they all kind of feel meh.

3. Movement is too slow. I get that we're in terminator armor but FFS between the huge levels and the slow movement it's painful.

4. The 'nids come at you so hard and fast and thick that the different kinds of 'nids are basically lost on me. I know there's shooty cult hybrids and standard nids and cloaking nids and something else but... Eh.

5. The director AI in Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 is *sorely* missed here.

6. Oh, I liked the relics and crap, but seriously, finding them sucks. They charge your psi though so it's important to find them if you ever want to use that stuff.

I don't think the uber patch is going to matter, and PC users had most of the benefits of the uber patch for a while now.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Trailer
21. Re: BATTLETECH Trailer Apr 11, 2018, 18:13 Flatline
 
verybad1 wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 15:37:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 14:07:
"Game of Thrones meets Pacific Rim in space"

What sad about that analogy is the Battletech predates both of those IPs.

Yep. I played Battletech in highschool. I'm 47 now...

I found my copy of Battledroids before Lucas sued them for using "Droids" just last month.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Trailer
6. Re: BATTLETECH Trailer Apr 11, 2018, 12:40 Flatline
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:35:
Did the kickstarter come before or after Paradox had publish rights?

Before. I think they announced Paradox sometime during the beta.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
25. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 18:59 Flatline
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 16:43:
Saboth wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 16:29:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 13:29:
I find almost all news agencies have their own "agenda" when it comes to reporting the news.

I don't care if they have an agenda or not. If someone is going to call CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post and the rest "fake news", whoever said that is going to have to have some real facts to back it up. And no, 1 or 2 misreported or wrong stories out of thousands does not constitute an untrustworthy news source.
I am pretty sure you would see that differently if you were one of the relative of people who died in wars that were supported and even only enabled by these very media corporations.
Their agenda becomes obvious in times like these. Like today. Or like 1 year ago, when they suddenly all cheered for Trump because he attacked Syria, only to go back to childish and unfounded attacks when it was clear he wouldnt invade.

I think you're confusing pundits and talking heads for real journalism. Even at CNN & MSNBC there's significant journalism going on. You just have to dig for it and get past the bobbleheads that have to find 24 hour news content.

There were plenty of people associated with major news sources flying the warning flag when Trump bombed the Syrian airfield.

There's good journalism going on at these places. You just have to dig past the bobblehead crap which in the end is op-ed and not reporting.

Having to fill 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with content that by it's nature is variable is difficult and honestly probably a terrible idea to begin with.

It might be doable if the news channels actually reported on more than domestic news but... *shrugs*
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 14:25 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 13:58:
It's never been anything more than trolling for views when you get right down to it.

There was a fairly brief time in early TV broadcast where serious news that tried to draw a line between editorializing and reporting the news was enforced back in the 50's. For a 20-30 years, the news was gloriously a non-profit endeavor- TV stations would frequently lose money on it. It was kind of a trade with the government- access to broadcast spectrum in exchange for beneficial fact based news and similar programming.

You can look up Edward R Murrow's discussions on television, journalism, and the obligation of networks to cover news. He was pretty outspoken about it.

That's actually why Network was a black comedy back when it was released. The things we take for granted now about the news was literally an anathema 40 years ago.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 14:19 Flatline
 
Bard wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 14:05:

heh - i guess some people are so un/misinformed the obvious requires proof that people should be able to find for themselves.

Not all of us buy nutraceuticals from infowars.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 14:17 Flatline
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 13:29:
I find almost all news agencies have their own "agenda" when it comes to reporting the news. This is what's spawned the term "Fake news".

I have a memory. Fake news literally came from the rise of Alex Jones and Brietbart making shit up out of whole cloth. and pitching it as legitimate news. They'd scream about it enough someone would report on them screaming, which would lead to Trump or some other politician quoting the story that covers the yelling like it's a legitimate story, and then Brietbart or Alex Jones or whoever covers *that* to justify that their story was correct.

And that accusation was starting to stick to Trump during the campaign because he was really bad about free form quoting Brietbart and Infowars and then making further shit up, but then he took the term and skull-fucked it into the meaningless phrase it is now.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 9, 2018, 11:56 Flatline
 
So like... instead of keeping track of all the racist vulgar pedobear horrible people on the Overwatch League, shall we just keep track of the decent people? It'd be faster.  
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