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Re: Play Fallout 76 for Free
Oct 21, 2021, 21:45
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Re: Play Fallout 76 for Free Oct 21, 2021, 21:45
Oct 21, 2021, 21:45
 
My first experience with a Fallout game was before Fallout 1 was even released, PC Gamer used to include a demo disk of games in development and Fallout was one of them. (point I'm trying to make is that I'm one of the serie's oldest fans) That being said, I avoided Fallout 76 like the plague when it was released, as any reasonable person did.

Couple years later some commentors here on Bluesnews said it was actually worth playing now, and being bored to tears at the time, I finally bought it. No regrets, Steam says 250 hours played. The game is atmospheric, fun to explore, and "feels" like a Fallout game. It's multiplayer but you almost never interact with other players, nor do you even see them too terribly often, would be like 24 people online in a large world. Feels like Walking Dead where you occassionally run into strangers, made the world more immersive because there were other people out there instead of 100% NPCs.

Game deserved all the hate it got at release.

It's worth playing now.
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Re: Twitch Breech Includes Steam Competitor Details
Oct 6, 2021, 17:13
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Re: Twitch Breech Includes Steam Competitor Details Oct 6, 2021, 17:13
Oct 6, 2021, 17:13
 
bhcompy wrote on Oct 6, 2021, 12:28:
I'm just surprised that these idiots make so much money. Twitch chat for the biggest streamers is outright awful

Top 100 earners since 2019

I like to point out that it's only the top streamers, the majority of which had first-mover advantage, which can't be duplicated.

This leak also revealed that only 10,000 of the 8,000,000 streamers made more than minimum wage.
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Re: Townscaper Released
Aug 27, 2021, 23:26
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Re: Townscaper Released Aug 27, 2021, 23:26
Aug 27, 2021, 23:26
 
Xero wrote on Aug 27, 2021, 17:52:
This is like no different than messing around with MS Paint until you get bored...
I've felt this way about these games since the beginning but never knew the best way to convey it.

But you figured it out.
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Re: Get Ultima Underworld & Syndicate Games Bundle for Free
Aug 6, 2021, 20:53
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Re: Get Ultima Underworld & Syndicate Games Bundle for Free Aug 6, 2021, 20:53
Aug 6, 2021, 20:53
 
I played through Ultima Underworld 2 and loved it, didn't play Ultima Underworld since it was a stand-alone game and not really an Ultima. Some recent comments about the game changed my mind though, so it's on the bucket list.

Syndicate was phenomenal, remember getting a demo of it with an issue of PC Gamer before release. Bullfrog has so many PC Gaming classics.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Trilogy Announced
Jun 1, 2021, 12:53
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Re: Crysis Remastered Trilogy Announced Jun 1, 2021, 12:53
Jun 1, 2021, 12:53
 
The first half of Crysis 1 was great, 2 and 3 were instantly forgettable.

If the graphics hadn't been beyond many PC's at the time, turning it into a meme, this franchise would have been nothing more than a blip.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
May 17, 2021, 14:53
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 17, 2021, 14:53
May 17, 2021, 14:53
 
As much as I dislike Epic you have to take their side on this one.
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Re: Chivalry 2 Open Beta This Month
May 17, 2021, 14:47
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Re: Chivalry 2 Open Beta This Month May 17, 2021, 14:47
May 17, 2021, 14:47
 
Torn Banner developers got into a big argument with Steam users on the Community page and the thread was locked. They kept making arguments that Steam didn't support or care for developers because of their 30% commission and how Epic is now the future because they help fund the game in advance and only take 10%. Failing to comprehend that this is an unsustainable startup strategy to try and grow their book while losing $100's of millions a year. Can't really hate Steam for not doing likewise. If they think Epic is going to keep doing this indefinitely they don't understand how anything works.
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Re: Resident Evil Village Has Lots of Residents
May 8, 2021, 13:53
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Re: Resident Evil Village Has Lots of Residents May 8, 2021, 13:53
May 8, 2021, 13:53
 
I was hoping to play it until I found out you need 3rd party software just to adjust the FoV.

More consolitus BS.
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Re: Resident Evil Village Released
May 7, 2021, 13:54
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Re: Resident Evil Village Released May 7, 2021, 13:54
May 7, 2021, 13:54
 
Can you rebind your keys and change the Field of View?

(unfortunate to have to ask this before buying PC games in 2021)
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Re: Scavengers Early Access
May 1, 2021, 15:17
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Re: Scavengers Early Access May 1, 2021, 15:17
May 1, 2021, 15:17
 
Kxmode wrote on May 1, 2021, 13:37:
You go to Steam, you get reviews. You go to Epic, you get NO ratings. Which is a better platform to help inform your purchase decision?

It's simple. Nobody would be using Epic if it wasn't for the anti-consumerist behavior they partake in. Unfortunately there is a decent number of people with zero principles.
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Re: Op Ed
Apr 16, 2021, 17:36
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Re: Op Ed Apr 16, 2021, 17:36
Apr 16, 2021, 17:36
 
I hope you continue to lose $100's of millions until it's billions and you throw in the towel, take your anti-consumerist exclusivity behavior and bounce.

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Re: From Rust Becomes Wastenauts; Playtest and Kickstarter Next Month
Feb 24, 2021, 11:07
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Re: From Rust Becomes Wastenauts; Playtest and Kickstarter Next Month Feb 24, 2021, 11:07
Feb 24, 2021, 11:07
 
This means the title will no longer be confused with Rust, Facepunch Studios' survival game. Of course it's still possible to mix this up with the Wasteland series

What a bunch of schmucks, I'd boycott the game on this basis alone, absolutely no way this isn't intentional.
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Re: EGS Exclusive Chivalry 2 in June; Preorders Get Closed Beta Access
Feb 13, 2021, 16:34
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Re: EGS Exclusive Chivalry 2 in June; Preorders Get Closed Beta Access Feb 13, 2021, 16:34
Feb 13, 2021, 16:34
 
Chivalry was one of my favorite games released in the last 10 years, put 1,500 hours into 1v1 dueling alone.

I can't in good conscious support this anti-consumer exclusivity bs though, so will unfortunately have to pass on this one.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Dec 16, 2020, 14:00
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 16, 2020, 14:00
Dec 16, 2020, 14:00
 
Bill Borre wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 12:23:
I haven't studied the legalities involved but I wonder how you go about proving someone was trafficked.

Girls being rescued from traffickers and divulging what happened?

The pornographers would literally incriminate themselves in the GirlsDoPorn videos by pausing mid-video, black screen for a few seconds, then come back saying "Sorry for the delay, we had some contract difficulties to work out." They'd promise the girls $5,000 and that it would be for private collection only, then pay them $250 afterwards and put it on the internet. Other examples include girls reporting being raped and having to go through hell just to get PornHub to remove the videos. The owners deserve everything bad that's happening to them right now.
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Re: Ho-Ho-Home Invasion Invades
Dec 16, 2020, 13:53
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Re: Ho-Ho-Home Invasion Invades Dec 16, 2020, 13:53
Dec 16, 2020, 13:53
 
Delivering Christmas presents as Santa without being caught, hah, what a creative conception for a stealth experience.
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Re: GOG.COM Winter Sale Includes Free Prison Architect
Dec 16, 2020, 13:52
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Re: GOG.COM Winter Sale Includes Free Prison Architect Dec 16, 2020, 13:52
Dec 16, 2020, 13:52
 
I love GOG, the ability to simply download a classic game and immediately start playing without fiddling around in the MSDOS configuration for 2 hours was a breathe of fresh air, have been buying games there ever since.

Speaking of Prison Architect, what possesses someone to want to simulate a prison?

aka_STEVE wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 13:15:
I kid you not , I just spent $ 110 on GOG , the day before the sale.

I've essentially stopped buying games when they're not on sale, too easy to get burned that way.
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Re: GTA Online Content Patch
Dec 15, 2020, 15:14
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Re: GTA Online Content Patch Dec 15, 2020, 15:14
Dec 15, 2020, 15:14
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 15, 2020, 14:39:
Waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 Online. Have no desire to go back to the cheats/hacks/grindfest of GTA Online.
It'll be ready in 8 years and have just as many if not more cheats/hacks/grind.
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Re: Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Released, Patched
Dec 15, 2020, 11:25
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Re: Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Released, Patched Dec 15, 2020, 11:25
Dec 15, 2020, 11:25
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 15, 2020, 09:50:
I've been told I needed to play for about 2 1/2 hours to get to where the game isn't a series of mini-levels chopped up with tons of cut scenes. Eff that, you don't have 2 hours to draw me into a game.

Not only that, Steam gives you 2 hours to refund the game, so if it takes longer than that to even experience it, you've already lost sales.

I was curious about VR games, maybe someone can answer? I think I saw an official statistic that only 2% of Steam users have it? How are companies even profitable enough to bother making games for it? Or they all just kind of simplistic and don't take much dev time?
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Re: CD PROJEKT RED on Cyberpunk 2077 on Last-Gen Consoles
Dec 14, 2020, 18:16
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Re: CD PROJEKT RED on Cyberpunk 2077 on Last-Gen Consoles Dec 14, 2020, 18:16
Dec 14, 2020, 18:16
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 18:02:
Neither google nor youtube return the video if i search for the name of the video "Cyberpunk 2077 Review - A gamers perspective, not a corporate one"
I just tried this out of curiosity...you're right, doesn't come up in search results. North America.
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Re: CD PROJEKT RED on Cyberpunk 2077 on Last-Gen Consoles
Dec 14, 2020, 15:15
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Re: CD PROJEKT RED on Cyberpunk 2077 on Last-Gen Consoles Dec 14, 2020, 15:15
Dec 14, 2020, 15:15
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 13:21:
Here's Mack's (pc) review (which is actually quite funny, particularly the rating segment at the end. He does it that way to try not to butt-hurt the fanboys lol):
WaB Cyberpunk 2077 Review
Was a good review, he was both complimentary and critical. Also liked his bit about how people defending the game are responsible for the $%&! state many games are released in.
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