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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2017, 15:48 Flatline
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 15:23:
Beamer wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 11:32:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 11:24:
Citing any article from the Huffington Post is an exercise in futility. There has been more fake news from them than any other news organization. About all they are good for is a few daily laughs.

Citation needed.
Find one fake news article they haven't retracted.

Fun fact: Breitbart was one of the 'founders' of The Huffington Post, and even wrote op-eds for them. You should be able to find a biography of Breitbart that was written about him shortly after he died. It was probably published by Slate, but I can't remember. I looked it up in 2014 and was amazed.

Andrew Breitbart was kind of a douche from the times I saw him on Bill Maher, but aside from one assertion that he had proof on his cell phone that would "Bring down the Obama administration" he seemed like he was kind of grounded in reality. Still, it wasn't until his site was taken over by Bannon that it went from basically a kind of Drudge Report level website to full blown "infowars with a billionaire backing them" level of crazy.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Sequel Possibilities
8. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Sequel Possibilities Dec 24, 2017, 23:24 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 21:50:
Flatline wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 17:45:
ItBurn wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 17:43:
Division is a great game overall. For 4-5 hours. Then you've played every possible gameplay combinations and all that's left is the same exact thing over and over.

Dunno what you're talking about. I played casually and got almost 100 hours in. The single player story will take you almost 20 hours.

I mean, any reality-based shooter you can say shows you everything you'll see inside of 15 minutes essentially.

Yes, facing the same groups of enemies over and over and over again. You completely missed what we were saying.

No I understood completely. If taken literally you've made a completely useless point because almost *every* game gets repetitive within 15 minutes essentially as they are all, by necessity, systems of patterns that have some variation. If taken figuratively it's still inaccurate because you don't run out of new content and new variations on the Division until probably about 20 hours in, not 4-5.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Sequel Possibilities
3. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Sequel Possibilities Dec 24, 2017, 17:45 Flatline
 
ItBurn wrote on Dec 24, 2017, 17:43:
Division is a great game overall. For 4-5 hours. Then you've played every possible gameplay combinations and all that's left is the same exact thing over and over.

Dunno what you're talking about. I played casually and got almost 100 hours in. The single player story will take you almost 20 hours.

I mean, any reality-based shooter you can say shows you everything you'll see inside of 15 minutes essentially.
 
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News Comments > Squadron 42 Specs and Trailer; Star Citizen Selling Tanks
1. Re: Squadron 42 Specs and Trailer; Star Citizen Selling Tanks Dec 20, 2017, 19:28 Flatline
 
And by "SSD strongly recommended" they mean "your game will run like a slide show if you don't have it".

As I discovered the last time I tried to run the goddamn thing.

And... tanks... for 100 bucks a pop. LOLOLOL

How long is it going to take to put the tank physics engine in the game? I mean, considering the FPS module is a steaming sack of shit still right now...
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 is Activision's "Biggest PC Launch"
25. Re: Destiny 2 is Activision's Dec 20, 2017, 17:03 Flatline
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 16:55:
So there must be a sweet-spot where everything converged and the whole world was perfect and everybody lived in peace and harmony and gaming was the best. Oh yeah, and the music rocked.

According to The Onion's version of Joe Biden, that would be the summer of '87

https://politics.theonion.com/biden-says-life-better-than-it-was-4-years-ago-but-noth-1819573866
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 is Activision's "Biggest PC Launch"
23. Re: Destiny 2 is Activision's Dec 20, 2017, 16:51 Flatline
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 16:26:
Creston wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 10:39:
The game has earned more than 90 awards and nominations to date

Best Lootboxes
Best Avoiding Gamers Wrath About Lootboxes
Best Letting EA Take All the Shit for the Exact Same Thing
Best Job Advertisement for Hiring a Lootbox Designer



I don't get all the hate. I have multiple high-level characters and I have never spent a dime on a loot box. There is no need. Maybe, in a round about way you could spend money to get blue mods to then create purple ones? Or, a purple one might drop? They can all be had by just playing the game.

Other than that (which is is no way necessary or even smart) the eververse stuff is all ships, shaders, and other stuff that provides no benefit in game as far as I can tell.

I've got all the weapons that are BIS for the raids, all the armor, and all of the mods I want and have never even thought about buying anything.

SWBFII was completely different. The boxes had the chance to give you significant upgrades to your build.

Maybe I'm missing something, but your post is fairly scathing of a mechanic that I have never experienced.

Well, Destiny/Destiny 2 are kind of designed for collecting. They've made some bad decision points- the shaders are charges now, and you use them up per piece of armor/weapon, and that royally sucks. So the bright engrams are important for the high end "collecting" stuff. Which kind of sucks because it's no longer tied to activity in game as much as it is either loot box or pay for loot boxes.

But I agree. I haven't felt the need to buy anything in Destiny 2 aside from content (I got the season pass version of the game for dirt cheap over black friday)

Edit: What I would love is Borderlands' loot system inside Destiny. The eleventy gajillion guns/armor combos would make me pretty happy.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 is Activision's "Biggest PC Launch"
22. Re: Destiny 2 is Activision's Dec 20, 2017, 16:47 Flatline
 
Suppa7 wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 16:35:
ledhead1969 wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 16:26:
I don't get all the hate.

Then you should go pick up some retro copies of quake 1/2/3 and download user made mods, maps and levels. The thing with new AAA games is they remove control from the player and make you pay for what used to be free and everyone shared. The level of fuck you in modern AAA games is off the charts. You really don't understand how badly PC games have been fucked over with this new generation of kiddies who never gamed on PC during the 90's.

If you really want to understand the rage, go pickup old PC games made during the 90's, their level editors and maps/mods. You'll start to understand why there is such rage at modern gaming.

The heady days of highly moddable FPS games ended almost 15 years ago. AAA games are always closely linked with commercialism, and always have been. But then again a lot of the indie games I've played lately haven't exactly been encouraging to mod communities either.

I think a large portion of that is just gone. We've moved on from mods to whole dev kits where you can build your game from the ground up instead of skinning over a machine gun to look like a pulse rifle. I can install the Unreal engine and just go. If I create my own assets I have access to the engine. Same for Unity, Lumberyard, etc...

Honestly, a mod system for Destiny or Call of Duty probably wouldn't see a huge scene. There are frankly better tools now and the opportunity for the most passionate of what would have been the mod community in decades past to get compensated for their work.

The only thing I miss is the ability to build and add maps to a game. That hasn't moved on. Some of the all-time classics that we still play variants of today started as community maps in Quake or Doom and some of the best mappers in the industry started by making community maps.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 is Activision's "Biggest PC Launch"
14. Re: Destiny 2 is Activision's Dec 20, 2017, 14:01 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 13:00:
Moog wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 10:05:
but how many are still playing?
In my sample size of 5 players there have been 0 logins over the last 10 days and no prospect of any happening any time soon.


I understand at launch there was about 90 hours of gameplay. Even for a casual player that's only going to last a month or two. A dedicated player could burn through it in a week.

There seems to be a reasonable population on servers. I always see people running around and frequently you can get anywhere from 3 to half a dozen people running public events.

The pseudo-mmo format makes it kind of hard to nail down server populations.
 
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News Comments > Get Company of Heroes 2 for Free
4. Re: Get Company of Heroes 2 for Free Dec 15, 2017, 12:02 Flatline
 
Numinar wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 10:58:
Good for a lark! I think I only played through the campaign once, though the DLC normandy campaign design is better than the launch one, though it's Russian infuriating narrative is awesome. I find it hard to go back to COH, COH2 has some quality of life stuff that is real nice.

But I will forever be disappointed that they rested on their laurels and gave us more of the same instead of pushing the anachronistic, tepid genre forward like they did with that first game, where they pretty much rebuilt the genre from scratch.

Hopefully the third game, if it happens, will get us to the next level. Something on the scale and detail of MOWAS2 of even TA but with Relic polish and UI would be amazing. Did not like DOW3. Too much going on with too few tools to deal with it.

COH2 felt like an incomplete game and looked like it was geared towards microtransactions so heavily that it pissed me off.

I bought a while back some game of the year package and it *still* didn't unlock all of the DLC campaigns, which *really* pissed me off.

I have their battle of the bulge campaign and was enjoying the hell out of that until I got to a mission that I literally could not win. Within 3 minutes of starting the mission I'm swamped by a dozen tanks and a bajillion dudes. I'm still waiting for the research on my bazooka to finish. Literally impossible to win.

I quit and haven't gone back since I'm assuming that the rest of the game will just cheat that way.
 
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News Comments > Bungie Backs off Destiny 2 Misstep
8. Re: Bungie Backs off Destiny 2 Misstep Dec 12, 2017, 13:31 Flatline
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 10:50:
Prestige Leviathan Raid now only drops power level 300 items? WHATS THE DAMN POINT WHEN I'M TRYING TO HIT 330!

Fucking poor gamers who don't want to buy an expansion.

All that aside, the expansion is pretty junk.

I'm hoping they mean that power levels will scale with your own power level and just won't be level 300 drops.

I hit 307 and basically hit a hard ceiling. I can probably get that up to 310 with legendary equipment mod grinding. Yay. Anything higher than that I need to team up and my friends aren't on freqently enough. I'm probably done unless my friends raid or get together for nightfall strikes.
 
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
10. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin Dec 11, 2017, 14:02 Flatline
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 12:36:
Waiting for the "What? How dare they! The game sucks!" and "What? How dare they! It comes with Origin - an online DRM that is directly linked to Russia, Hillary, and the FBI!" posts... 3... 2... 1...


Took about 90 minutes for your wish to come true.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced
33. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced Dec 11, 2017, 12:48 Flatline
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 10, 2017, 17:38:
If they nailed the gameplay who cares about the graphics. What's up with that turned based Battletech game though? Is that out yet?

It's on it's way. They cooked the game post-beta for quite a while longer than anyone was expecting. Part of that was the multiplayer code not being up to snuff.

It's a lot of fun. Probably... 75-80% faithful to the tabletop. Most of the changes I understand and agree/am fine with. Some I have issues with. Nothing is a show stopper for me.

Plus, from what I've heard from interviews, Harebrained is promising a hell of a SP experience. We'll see if they can keep up with that.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 9, 2017, 19:17 Flatline
 
CDProjekt Red is probably what made The Witcher into something special. I read the original books- they were good, but man, CDPR really hit it out of the park.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Dec 8, 2017, 19:11 Flatline
 
Creston wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 16:53:
Eh, the gun is bugged, they'll fix it next week, so for this weekend they say "Everyone have one!"

Apparently people are having tons of fun in 4vs4 with everyone rolling a Lens, so I think it's fine for them to do this.

Agreed. It actually sounds really f*cking funny. At first I thought it was a real life money purchase, but it's like 29 legendary shards, which is not much.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Dec 8, 2017, 18:34 Flatline
 
I'm going to go the other direction. If playing video games is considered a fucking professional sport then video games get award shows. As many as they want, because we've already passed stupid ideas and gone into "Fuck it we're doomed" territory.  
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News Comments > World War Z Game Announced
15. Re: World War Z Game Announced Dec 8, 2017, 14:02 Flatline
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 13:38:
The book is incredible. If you haven't read it, by all means do. Ask for it for Christmas and then spend your time at the in-laws reading it.

I always wished Tarantino would do a movie on the Japan chapter.

The ideal format for me would be a Ken Burns style documentary. The book is almost perfectly formatted for that kind of mockumentary. I wouldn't want it to be one movie though, I'd want it to be a miniseries.
 
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News Comments > World War Z Game Announced
11. Re: World War Z Game Announced Dec 8, 2017, 12:59 Flatline
 
MacLeod wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 12:48:
Oh a World War Z game... this could be interesting. Oh wait, it's based on the shitty movie, not the book. Never mind.

What kind of game would you play that was like... book based?

Hardcore survival game maybe?

I'd be interested in a Crusader Kings style logistics type of game set during World War Z (the books). That'd be kind of fun and crazy.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Released
11. Re: Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Released Dec 6, 2017, 14:16 Flatline
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 08:44:
I do like Destiny 2. I'll probably grab the season pass if it goes on sale during Christmas time.

It was on sale for Black Friday. It'll probably be on sale for Christmas.

I got the legendary edition or whatever that had the season pass in it for about 62 bucks. So far, I'm feeling like I"m getting my money's worth. Combat is lots of fun albeit a little repetitive. I miss the wacky gonzo combination of weapons from Borderlands. But otherwise, it's like a mashup of Halo and Borderlands.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2017, 14:11 Flatline
 
Let's be honest. You play on the system all your friends play on, unless you have money to burn to get both or you have a killer app you *have* to have that is exclusive to one system or another.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Released
10. Re: Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Released Dec 6, 2017, 13:40 Flatline
 
Sacrifex wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 09:21:
I think I'll continue to play Warframe, where I've had so much awesome content thrown at me for nothing that I've now put in 250 hours and I still can't keep up with the constant flow of new things the game puts in my lap to use/do.

Looking back, I can't believe I almost paid $100-some bucks for what I've heard Destiny 2 brings to the table. No offense, but when someone can say in a thread that they're happy that they haven't run out of stuff in the *two hours* they've played of an expansion pack DLC, that's just criminal. Consumers deserve better than that.

I loved Warframe and actually dropped 30 bucks on it way back when it was in beta. Problem is none of my friends play it so I burned out.

Then they like massively overhauled the entire inventory/skill system at some point, reset your progress, and when I went back in like a year later I was a starting warframe that had end-game equipment. I kind of got lost and without friends to play with, I moved on.

But yeah, Warframe is pretty cool.
 
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