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Re: What is RAGE 2?
Apr 25, 2019, 20:54
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Re: What is RAGE 2? Apr 25, 2019, 20:54
Apr 25, 2019, 20:54
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 20:12:
Kickass trailer, hopefully kickass game

Yeah I've seen some "meh" vibes for this but I think it looks great. If you don't like simple open world shooters then it's not for you obviously, but if you do I can't see why you wouldn't be hyped.
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Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
Apr 21, 2019, 12:37
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Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem Apr 21, 2019, 12:37
Apr 21, 2019, 12:37
 
I don't know about Anthem because I don't pay attention to online loot games, but No Man's Sky created its own expectations problem for sure. Those early trailers billed it as an entirely different game than it ended up being.
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Re: Two Worlds II: Shattered Embrace Announcement
Apr 20, 2019, 12:10
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Re: Two Worlds II: Shattered Embrace Announcement Apr 20, 2019, 12:10
Apr 20, 2019, 12:10
 
Saboth wrote on Apr 20, 2019, 07:31:
I've uninstalled and reinstalled Two Worlds II probably 3-4 times. "This time, I'll beat it!" I'll play it for a while then get bored. The combat just feels weightless, like I'm fighting rag doll balloons, and it doesn't feel like anything I do matters.

If you never tried being a pure mage, give it a go. I remember that combat being fun, and the way you make spells with cards you have to find in the world was cool and encouraged exploration.
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Re: Two Worlds II: Shattered Embrace Announcement
Apr 20, 2019, 00:42
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Re: Two Worlds II: Shattered Embrace Announcement Apr 20, 2019, 00:42
Apr 20, 2019, 00:42
 
I liked Two Worlds 2 way more than maybe I should have. It had a cool card collecting mechanic for spells that I really enjoyed, and mechanics wise it played fine. Felt more polished than your average Piranah Bytes game, unlike the original Two Worlds. I don't think I played the last super late DLC though... maybe both that and this at once would be worthwhile.
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Re: PC OCTOPATH TRAVELER in June
Apr 15, 2019, 23:58
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Re: PC OCTOPATH TRAVELER in June Apr 15, 2019, 23:58
Apr 15, 2019, 23:58
 
This looks appealing because I grew up on SNES JRPGs before moving to the PC, but I also haven't really enjoyed JRPGs since. Soooo... I dunno. Will watch some videos.
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Onslaught Announced
Apr 14, 2019, 22:15
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Onslaught Announced Apr 14, 2019, 22:15
Apr 14, 2019, 22:15
 
Turd Ferguson wrote on Apr 14, 2019, 21:42:
I tried it on friends account, long ago, right after beta and from what I remember it was mostly a vast world, vastly empty with a lot of fetch quests, go talk to... and push a button quests.

I mean, it's a WOW style MMO. That's how they all are. It is what it is. When it went free to play I got a decent time waster of a campaign out of it with the Imperial Assassin, but it being an MMO with grindy B.S. brings it way down. Wish we got a singleplayer of that campaign, likely would have been pretty good.
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Re: Fallout 76 Launches Wild Appalachia Update; New Dungeon and Repair Kits Coming
Apr 9, 2019, 13:59
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Re: Fallout 76 Launches Wild Appalachia Update; New Dungeon and Repair Kits Coming Apr 9, 2019, 13:59
Apr 9, 2019, 13:59
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Apr 9, 2019, 12:59:
Not even close. It is basically just Fallout 4 with a fresh coat of paint and all the bugs / crappy programming of past Fallout games x1000. PVP is damn near non-existent because you have to jump through so many hoops to even participate in it.

Shooting and walking around might be like Fallout 4, but since it has no NPCs or real quests I don't think it's anywhere near the same experience.
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Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode
Apr 8, 2019, 11:48
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Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Apr 8, 2019, 11:48
Apr 8, 2019, 11:48
 
Kajetan wrote on Apr 8, 2019, 09:59:
"Steam killing PC gaming" is THE most ridiculous nonsense i have heard in this context.

Valve was solely responsible for the indie boom, providing a 70% percent cut of all revenue to a developer where there was NONE before, only milestone payments and sometimes royalties for the big studios.

Yeah, I generally tend to argue that new alternatives to Steam are good things and exclusives are the only way to get people to change, but he's going overboard here. Valve did indeed save PC gaming and create the indie boom in a lot of ways. There's no way to argue otherwise honestly. That said, things do change... it's a new world now, and 30% does indeed look bad, and Valve having no curation does make things that previously would succeed get lost in the shuffle.

In other words I think you could criticize Steam for not adapting, or making some poor changes, but you can't go overboard and say they're bad for PC gaming. Come on.
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Re: Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing
Apr 8, 2019, 00:57
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Re: Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing Apr 8, 2019, 00:57
Apr 8, 2019, 00:57
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 7, 2019, 22:44:
The concerns over Steam being a monopoly have no basis in reality. There are plenty of games that aren't available on Steam (Blizzard's games, EA's games, Epic's games, etc). Some of the most popular games in the world aren't on Steam (like Fortnite, LoL, Minecraft, WoW, Overwatch and Crossfire). There's nothing forcing developers or publishers to use Steam. They use Steam because that's what the majority of customers want. Steam gained the biggest user base because it provided the best service, selection and pricing. Even if Steam were actually a monopoly, that wouldn't change.

You can use the forum and read reviews and whatnot without the client. It's not like GOG don't have a forum and reviews, despite being DRM free and no client required. Hell they even have cloud saves I believe, though I have no use for them because I work at work. :p

Anyway I think the "Steam is great so no worries about monopoly issues" thing is very fanboy and naive, no offense intended. I see that position a lot... "Steam is great and moral so they can control everything and it's fine!"... and it literally shocks me people would say that, like saying "Castro takes care of us well so he can be dictator and it's fine." Extreme analogy obviously but just trying to get a point across. It's never good for one company to have the vast majority of the power in a market, even if that company is pretty great for the consumer today. I'd say the same for Amazon or Google as well.

Agree to disagree though, if I've learned anything on this Epic Store business it's that there's no changing minds on it. Some people are just irate about it and I can't change that. I think it's more or less fine, as long as they continue to improve their client.
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Re: Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing
Apr 7, 2019, 21:19
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Re: Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing Apr 7, 2019, 21:19
Apr 7, 2019, 21:19
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 7, 2019, 19:10:
If Steam was garbage, I'd agree with you. However, over the past 15 years, Steam has become the most fully featured and customer-centric platform in existence. Valve has only made PC gaming better. One could argue that they saved PC gaming when things were looking bleak during the 360/PS3 generation (the same generation where Epic jumped ship to Xbox and blamed it on PC piracy).

I only play singleplayer games, and I do it with Steam either offline or logged out of friends, and with the in-game interface off. So there's literally nothing it offers me other than DRM. I get that some people love it though, so whatevs... it sucked at the start though, and took some time to get okay. Who's to say Epic can't do the same thing?

I think the monopoly concerns are more important than the patience needed for Epic to improve its client, in other words. Though for a game like Borderlands I'll admit the online features being sorted out is a bigger deal.
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Re: Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing
Apr 7, 2019, 16:16
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Re: Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing Apr 7, 2019, 16:16
Apr 7, 2019, 16:16
 
Razumen wrote on Apr 7, 2019, 09:40:
And exclusives don't belong on PC. They're not good competition for consumers, and they're not good for the market.

It's also not good for the market to have one company, Valve, largely control distribution and DRM. I'm not a big fan of Epic not selling keys elsewhere, but them offering a real rival to Steamworks and using exclusives to get entrenched consumers to branch out is probably a good thing in the long run, honestly. It's gonna be rough for a while with Epic's client needing improvements and features, but 10 years from now we'll probably be glad Steam didn't rule everything forever. That's my view anyway.

I wish everything was DRM free on GOG, but it's not a perfect world.
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Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode
Jun 16, 2018, 12:00
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Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jun 16, 2018, 12:00
Jun 16, 2018, 12:00
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 16, 2018, 06:38:
Just use VPN and be done with these assholes

VPN has screwed people over tons of times on Steam that I have read. If they find out they'll mess your account up. GOG likely doesn't care at all though.
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Re: MS on PC Gaming
Jun 14, 2018, 15:58
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Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 15:58
Jun 14, 2018, 15:58
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 15:54:
Yeah I get what you're saying, what I wanted to add to that was that most of the complaints raised here would be moot if MS just made their store work like Origin, or Steam or GOG or whatever.

Other than the Win10 requirement (which Steam is up to Win7, so not way off) it's not much different. Well, the Windows store has a lot more crap on it and you have to search for what you want, which is a bummer, but luckily there aren't many "real" games on there anyway. If they keep putting everything Xbox on PC they do need to eventually make that store more accessible. People seem to finally be accepting the idea of each big publisher having its own store, so I don't think MS needs to back off on it.

I haven't made a purchase there yet but Gears of War 4 for $20 is tempting right now, and I am sure I will buy the next Halo (or even better the Halo collection) there if they release it.
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Re: Steam Ending Windows XP and Vista Support
Jun 12, 2018, 22:19
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Re: Steam Ending Windows XP and Vista Support Jun 12, 2018, 22:19
Jun 12, 2018, 22:19
 
gsilver wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 18:26:
I like the way that this creates paradoxes for certain games, like Fallout 3, that don't run properly with Windows 7+

Fallout 3 runs fine on Win7+, that's a ghost story. In any event I do agree it's odd to have zero legacy support at all when they sell a lot of old games. They should have a legacy mode.
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Re: Fallout 76 Trailer
Jun 11, 2018, 01:43
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Re: Fallout 76 Trailer Jun 11, 2018, 01:43
Jun 11, 2018, 01:43
 
I'm a singleplayer only guy so laaaaaaaame, but honestly there's plenty of games for me out there so whatever. Glad people interested in this concept will have a game to play that excites them.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 4, 2018, 14:50
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2018, 14:50
Jun 4, 2018, 14:50
 
Hey hey hey hey hey I love Goldeneye, and Tomorrow Never Dies is good fun. The Craig movies have been mostly bland since Casino Royale in my opinion, despite looking amazing visually. So let's be careful with this "bland Brosnan era" stuff!!!

I just really want a new Bond with a different vibe at this point, more than anything.
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Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Darkness Over Daggerford Released
Jun 2, 2018, 17:54
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Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Darkness Over Daggerford Released Jun 2, 2018, 17:54
Jun 2, 2018, 17:54
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 2, 2018, 14:27:
Waiting for a Platinum Edition with all DLCs included.

Yeah the cost of the EE this time is pretty out there, all expansions included. Even with prior EEs I waited until they hit $10 or less, so the idea of paying $20 for NWN and another $10 for this, plus $5 each for others... nooooope.
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Re: Anthem Gameplay Trailer Next Week
Jun 2, 2018, 12:32
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Re: Anthem Gameplay Trailer Next Week Jun 2, 2018, 12:32
Jun 2, 2018, 12:32
 
Creston wrote on Jun 2, 2018, 09:39:
As long as the loot is meaningful and you have a nice, constant progression, I quite enjoy the addition of loot.

I enjoy progression, just in other areas. Mostly exploration (checking off new levels or locations), character enhancement (making it to X level and getting that sneak boost), etc. Finding new guns and endlessly comparing said guns to other guns to figure out which is better just slogs a game down for me. ESPECIALLY if there's a carry limit or whatever. Basically the more Diablo-like something is the more I hate it. Borderlands was Diablo as a shooter.

I can deal with loot much more in something like a Fallout game.
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Re: Anthem Gameplay Trailer Next Week
Jun 2, 2018, 04:11
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Re: Anthem Gameplay Trailer Next Week Jun 2, 2018, 04:11
Jun 2, 2018, 04:11
 
AND OF COURSE COLLECTING LOOT!!!

I get that I'm in the minority of gaming humanity obviously, but nothing turns me OFF more than that shit. Borderlands sounded like the best thing ever until I discovered how loot focused it was. Blah.
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Re: Newer engine mods and Return to Na Pali?
May 23, 2018, 05:01
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Re: Newer engine mods and Return to Na Pali? May 23, 2018, 05:01
May 23, 2018, 05:01
 
Ant wrote on May 23, 2018, 02:12:
Is there an enhanced game addon or hack to make the game even better?

There's a DX10 exe launcher by the same guy who did one for Deux Ex. Seems to make the game feel and look a bit smoother. Other than that nothing like a source port or whatever.
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