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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Feb 14, 2018, 12:08 Task
 
Not understanding the appeal of a Call of Duty film, since every entry is pretty different, and they are essentially interactive over-the-top-Bay films in game format.  
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media
11. Re: THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media Feb 14, 2018, 12:05 Task
 
Wasn't it THQ that went bankrupt back in the day? Apparently CD Projekt dodged a bullet and made the right call back then by not signing a contract with them for Witcher 2.

(found the article regarding the above)
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered
13. Re: Open and empty... Feb 14, 2018, 09:46 Task
 
Jagacademy wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 09:13:
When I think of an "open world" game, I think of Elder Scrolls, Fallout, etc, where there is a lot to discover.

In other words games where you can let your brain go on auto-pilot, not much thought, little C&C, crafting and junk collecting, discovering skeletons in 'poses' that tell deep stories, etc. Since you know, Bethesda - Bethesda Never Changes.
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered
7. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered Feb 14, 2018, 00:18 Task
 
Wolfenstein II: 16k
Resident Evil 7: 18k
ELEX: 23k
Prey: 25k
Kingdom Come: Deliverance: 68k
Total Warhammer II: 72k
Divinity: Original Sin II: 93k
PUBG: 3236k

Pretty impressive for a first time Indie title going all in on 'aaa'-RPG vibe. Probably because there really isn't much like this setting on the market with more realistic mechanics (or trying to pass as that anyways). It seems like once the quirks/kinks are worked out (apparently there will be another patch in 2 weeks), this seems like one of those European Cult Classic RPG scenarios. Thinking back to the days of things like Gothic 1 and Witcher 1 then inspired by that.

Man it would be sweet if they made the next game, if this does well, and transported the setting further back to Magna Germania or 8th Century England during the Viking Invasions. There's some definite possibilities for this type of game, if it does pretty well for them, with the more niche historical simulation game this is trying to be.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Feb 13, 2018, 19:13 Task
 
I've read a few reviews so far, including Game Nexus, Game Watcher, PC Gamer, and RPS for Kingdom Come and they all sound positive on the historical world and intricate 'realism'-esque mechanics built in the game. It definitely sounds like it'll be a cult classic sort of game in the RPG genre with quirks but plenty of charm.

"Historical Simulation with RPG Elements" is exactly what I've wanted to see made for a long time, although Warband is close it is more akin to a Sandbox which is fine too - overall its refreshing seeing European RPG's that try new things. I also love how the UI and all the artwork in the game looks specific to the period.
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Launch Trailer
2. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Launch Trailer Feb 13, 2018, 08:43 Task
 
I've been looking forward to this one, although I'm probably not buying it right off. I have a feeling its going to be a hit or a sleeper hit rpg either way, since there simply are extremely few medieval rpg's without a fantasy angle. Plus this has the faux-simulation aspect for sword combat.  
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
9. Re: Sunday Patches Feb 12, 2018, 00:00 Task
 
Pretty cool documentary about Gothic and the Witcher.

How GOTHIC Influenced THE WITCHER game. In it, there are some interviews with CD Projekt developers and they explain how they feel current Elder Scrolls (oblivion and later) really lack agency and are almost too much 'sandbox'.

I know one of the topics is simply about a patch for FO4, but I found it interesting.

I wish these "neo"-Fallout's focused more on better rpg elements like the originals rather than the newest trends of stuffing in obnoxious crafting and loot collecting, combined with the janky game engine they use. The more of these trends I see, the less I play these new games and go back to more interesting stuff like Wasteland 1 or Quest for Glory.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 9, 2018, 14:06 Task
 
I was going to say the same thing - the article says a console release is happening later.  
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News Comments > Close Combat Storms GOG.com
2. Re: Close Combat Storms GOG.com Feb 6, 2018, 19:11 Task
 
Hmm, I've never actually played a Close Combat. Just Combat Mission and Sudden Strike. This is definitely tempting, I wonder if they are working on bringing the first one to gog as well? And after looking at the Matrix Games site, there are bunch of other ones too: Last Stand Arnhem, The Longest Day, Cross of Iron, and Wacht am Rhein of which some are modern remakes of their original titles.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 5, 2018, 19:22 Task
 
That phrase gets tossed around a lot, "hasn't aged well." Do any of you watch classic Black and White films? Just enjoy it for what it is. People will say the same phrase about 'modern games' 20 or more years from now, a new age of 'haven't aged well' games.  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Tactics Announced
2. Re: Space Hulk: Tactics Announced Feb 2, 2018, 18:31 Task
 
Another take on this again huh. I definitely enjoyed Space Hulk Ascension (different developer).  
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News Comments > Respawn's Star Wars Expected in FY2020
25. Re: Respawn's Star Wars Expected in FY2020 Jan 31, 2018, 23:09 Task
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 31, 2018, 17:03:

Well...
1. Original trilogy
2. The Force Awakens/Revenge of the Sith (tie)
3. Attack of the Clones/The Last Jedi (tie)
4. The Ewok movies
5. The Holiday Special
6. The animated series
7. A blank screen
8. The Phantom Menace (Plan 9 From Outer Space II)

Holiday Special above Phantom Menace? LoL what?
 
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News Comments > Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Next Month; Beta Expanding
1. Re: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Next Month; Beta Expanding Jan 18, 2018, 22:42 Task
 
The original games came with a reference card, that was how we survived without in-game tech tree yo.  
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News Comments > Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel
17. Re: Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel Jan 18, 2018, 18:51 Task
 
It was alright when I played it, which wasn't for very long. I didn't like the ground battle stuff either, as some of you are mentioning, which for me was a main reason why I didn't continue playing it even though the space battle stuff was fun. After that I went back to the old Rebellion game, which I still play occasionally to this day.

In any case, it's a shame more types of Star Wars are just not made anymore with interesting takes or risks like Empire at War. So far there have been the two Battlefronts by EA and some mobile stuff. I feel all the innovation and risk-taking with the Star Wars IP is largely gone for video game media.
 
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News Comments > PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated]
18. Re: PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated] Jan 16, 2018, 18:17 Task
 
When people state that a publisher/developer cuts content, does one mean to say they think they did it on purpose? I mean FF15 was in development for a long time, at some point a developer has to say 'ok, we have to test what we have and prepare for release, we won't have time to add other planned additions in this phase.' Considering how much DLC it appears they added for this game, I don't think it would have possible to include all of that on release, including what appears to be additional story parts rather than dress up dlc.

Anyways, that Hard Drive space requirement... dude. I mean I want to get this game eventually, if its all on discs for PS4 (for anyone that does have the PS4 version, is that the case?), that would be easier for me personally than taking up 100+ gigs on my computer.
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
130. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 18:40 Task
 
Whoa folks, almost as entertaining as an SC thread.

Every 4 years in America, back and forth.

Anyways, someone earlier said 'half of America voted for Trump' when actually a little less than half of America didn't voted for anybody. It is Minority rule here.

Trump supporters see Fake News boogiemans everywhere. God I hate that term, "Fake News." Just remember "Fake News" is how many in America are constantly duped into wars for a few decades now. Meanwhile, Democrats see Russian boogeymen under their beds. Its all such a Circus man, I'm telling ya.

Yes, Trump is racist. Not sure why that is shocking? His supporters care little in the way Obama supporters looked the other way when droned some folks. It just goes both ways.

Also, neither side of this recent slip by Trump are talking about the last parts of his recent back pedaling tweetledumbs, which are quoted as: "I want to fund our military, not do a Dem defund..." There is a big issue right there, America is so deep in debt from over spending in Military now for many decades that's it coming back to haunt future generations to be saddled with debt forever. This is unsustainable. Would people be shouting about welfare if this country spent all that military spending on social uplift instead? This country is drowning and the underlying issue is not better under Trump - the Empire continues only now with a more in your face clown. And Trump is wrong, the "Dems" want that Military gravy train to continue.
 
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News Comments > DUSK Early Access
16. Re: DUSK Early Access Jan 11, 2018, 23:43 Task
 
Really enjoying it so far. Wooorth it.  
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News Comments > Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Announced
2. Re: Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Announced Jan 10, 2018, 19:49 Task
 
Here's to hoping the siege battles are not as dumbed down as Total Warhammer.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 10, 2018, 00:10 Task
 
New FBI? Ha, that'll never happen dude. Likewise with any Alphabet Soup agency in the US of A. The various issues with the gravy train (wreck) here will continue.  
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News Comments > VIVE Pro and Wireless Adaptor Announced
1. Re: VIVE Pro and Wireless Adaptor Announced Jan 8, 2018, 20:19 Task
 
Well they have my attention, hells yes. That will be super nice for flight and driving.  
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