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Re: Battlefield 2042 Reveal Causes Battlefield 4 Spike
Jun 19, 2021, 23:08
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Reveal Causes Battlefield 4 Spike Jun 19, 2021, 23:08
Jun 19, 2021, 23:08
 
MeanJim wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 21:56:
I've been thinking of reinstalling this from before the recent announcement. I have some friends that like to play Arma coop, but we've kind of burned out on it, and I was thinking we should give this a try. One of my friends already has it, and I told the others about it, but I don't know if they got it. I don't want to download 40GB and find out no one is playing it though. Are there enough people still playing to have a lot of populated servers?

I was somewhat surprised to find that almost every server is packed, at least the Conquest Large (64 player) servers. I guess part of that is the sale/freebie version of BF4 recently, but some of it has to be nostalgia or just anticipation for BF2042, because the US and EU servers were chock full at like 2AM EST when I was trying to play.

It's a little crazy though, balance wise. There were clearly some people who have NOT stopped playing the past 7 years, and some people who seemed brand new to the franchise, let alone FPS games in general. The skill divide was laughably bad.

As far as cheaters... there are probably some, as has been said below. Ideally BF2042 will have some better anti-cheat, but I didn't really see anyone obviously suspect, I'd think they would mostly be on popular BR games by now.
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Reveal Causes Battlefield 4 Spike
Jun 19, 2021, 11:42
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Reveal Causes Battlefield 4 Spike Jun 19, 2021, 11:42
Jun 19, 2021, 11:42
 
Well, count me as one of these reinstallers. I had reinstalled BFV, got sick of it pretty quick, deleted it and reinstalled BF4. I've been playing sporadically; I had forgotten how annoying good chopper/jet pilots could be in that game, and how rare it is to convince a team or even a squad on a pub to take them out. Still, it's probably the most enjoyable game in the series for me, and it looks ridiculously good in 3440x1440 on my new desktop. I do have to read up on the ideal FoV for ultra widescreen though, I have been fiddling with it and it seems there's probably a sweet spot there somewhere where you have max side view but not shrinking middle view.


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Re: Red Solstice: A Red Letter Day Part Deux
Jun 19, 2021, 11:08
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Re: Red Solstice: A Red Letter Day Part Deux Jun 19, 2021, 11:08
Jun 19, 2021, 11:08
 
I'm interested, but the Steam reviews and developer responses indicate this needs a few patches. I'll probably wait to pick this up.
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Re: Final Fantasy VII and Alan Wake Remake EGS Listings Spotted
Jun 18, 2021, 14:24
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Re: Final Fantasy VII and Alan Wake Remake EGS Listings Spotted Jun 18, 2021, 14:24
Jun 18, 2021, 14:24
 
Verno wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 12:53:

Alan Wake hasn't aged well unfortunately, it needs a lot of work. Amusing story and characters but the gameplay sucks by modern standards.

Really? That's a shame, I loved that game and was pleasantly surprised playing it the first time (went into it with zero expectations though). I have not played it since, but I have had a hankering for it as I'm nearing the end of Control.

I can't imagine Remedy would change much of the gameplay though in a remake, maybe slightly better controls? It'll still be flashlight on guys, then shoot them, etc.
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Re: Star Control II Sequel Plans
Jun 18, 2021, 14:21
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Re: Star Control II Sequel Plans Jun 18, 2021, 14:21
Jun 18, 2021, 14:21
 
This whole thing still makes me depressed when I try to grasp it. I loved the original Star Control II, but that was what, 25 years ago? I struggle to find sympathy for the original creators who have done absolutely nothing with the series until basically after Stardock expressed interest in making their own game using IP they legally bought.

I strongly doubt Ford and Reiche will be able to put together anything resembling a game in the next 5 years.
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Re: Get Hell is other demons and Overcooked! 2 for Free
Jun 18, 2021, 10:36
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Re: Get Hell is other demons and Overcooked! 2 for Free Jun 18, 2021, 10:36
Jun 18, 2021, 10:36
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 10:02:
Awww. I just glanced at the text and for a moment I thought it said Horizon Zero Dawn.

Don't worry, I'm sure EGS will have Horizon Zero Dawn for free, weeks or even days after I buy it on the next sale.

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Re: John Wick 4
Jun 17, 2021, 17:30
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Re: John Wick 4 Jun 17, 2021, 17:30
Jun 17, 2021, 17:30
 
Simon Says wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 15:22:
First movie's plot and acting were more than fine. *shrugs*

Don't get me wrong, I loved the first movie and really enjoyed the combat work in the sequels, but they beat him up and kill his dog (terrible) and he basically ends up killing hundreds of people in response.

The entire series is just an excuse for gun battles. True, the acting wasn't really terrible at any point, arguably some of Keanu's best emoting at some spots, the supporting cast was all good. My mental picture of the series though is just a succession of better stunt pieces, not so much on the performances of the actors in the non-combat scenes.
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Re: Get Absolute Drift for Free
Jun 17, 2021, 17:24
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Re: Get Absolute Drift for Free Jun 17, 2021, 17:24
Jun 17, 2021, 17:24
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 14:52:
I feel like there are an unusual amount of free games being thrown around this year, and with more variety in the titles. Like from the industry in general. I wonder if that is true or if it's just a perception based on who I specifically shop at.

I don't think you're wrong, it definitely feels like there are more giveaways on Steam and GoG recently, not counting the GoG-Steam link thing they were doing for awhile. EGS Giveaway influence? I don't know. I'd love to see some concrete numbers, but probably nobody has kept track across all digital platforms.
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Re: ASRock Says China Crypto Demand Waning, GPU Prices Dropping: Report
Jun 17, 2021, 14:40
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Re: ASRock Says China Crypto Demand Waning, GPU Prices Dropping: Report Jun 17, 2021, 14:40
Jun 17, 2021, 14:40
 
Ah yes, I see that clearly, now is the time for prices to drop drastically on GPUs, as I finally went ahead and got a new system with an RX6800XT.

Never fails. Next week they will announce next generations cards twice as fast, that cannot do crypto calculations and thus remain at MSRP.
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Re: John Wick 4
Jun 17, 2021, 12:50
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Re: John Wick 4 Jun 17, 2021, 12:50
Jun 17, 2021, 12:50
 
Simon Says wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 12:45:
Four? Meh...

When you should've stopped at 1, but... $$$



Well, I can understand this argument, but if you're looking for a good plot or good acting, this was already the wrong series by the first movie.

It's all about the martial arts and gunplay setups now, or dare I say, it always has been?
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring
Jun 17, 2021, 12:46
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring Jun 17, 2021, 12:46
Jun 17, 2021, 12:46
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 12:43:
Also, it's always fun to see how much conservatives adore Tulsi Gabbard.

Well, she's similar to Manchin in that she has basically no Democratic principles, yet is somehow in the Democratic party.
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Re: Railgun limitations
Jun 17, 2021, 12:45
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Re: Railgun limitations Jun 17, 2021, 12:45
Jun 17, 2021, 12:45
 
Interesting to see how science fiction's predictions of super rail guns everywhere on navies (and space ships) in the future has come up short in reality. Of course a self destructing (almost) weapon with around 100 mile range is going to lose out to Mach 17+ missiles with at least 1700 mile range... not too many sci-fi authors would have picked the level of missile technology we have now. Sorry, David Drake!

I guess it'll be focused energy weapons and hypervelocity missiles in the near future.

Other OotB: Looking forward to John Wick 4 no matter what they do, probably, as well as Banshees of Inisherin.

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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring
Jun 17, 2021, 12:34
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Creator Retiring Jun 17, 2021, 12:34
Jun 17, 2021, 12:34
 
What a fucking piece of shit, rofl.

Who gives money to Mitch McConnell? I mean seriously? The rest of the list is a bunch of pieces of shit as well obviously, but literally McConnell?

I'm sorry I bought FNAF on some sale.

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Re: Into the Black
Jun 15, 2021, 11:03
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Re: Into the Black Jun 15, 2021, 11:03
Jun 15, 2021, 11:03
 
Only $1.2 million worth? On a Florida beach? I already doubt the veracity of this story.
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Re: Back 4 Blood Players Will Share Party Leader's Content
Jun 15, 2021, 00:06
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Re: Back 4 Blood Players Will Share Party Leader's Content Jun 15, 2021, 00:06
Jun 15, 2021, 00:06
 
Hrm, that sounds like they stole borrowed a mechanic from Hand of Fate. Although, it is a good mechanic for some games...
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Re: World War Z: Aftermath Announced
Jun 14, 2021, 16:57
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Re: World War Z: Aftermath Announced Jun 14, 2021, 16:57
Jun 14, 2021, 16:57
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 15:25:

It was an EGS freebie at least once, I doubt they'll give you a discount on Steam for having it there. Mildly amusing that this is releasing on Steam at all, since it came out in the trial document dump that WWZ was contractually a "lifetime exclusive." Apparently tacking on a subtitle and making it a standalone expansion (which, yes, includes everything that the existing GOTY edition does) lets them get around that.

You're right, I do have it from a giveaway on EGS, and yes, the $20 is only if you buy WWZ:A on EGS, not on Steam.

According to EGS I have 35min played in WWZ, I guess I wasn't that impressed.
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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 on Steam Next Month; Play Orcs Must Die! 2 for Free
Jun 14, 2021, 16:54
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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 on Steam Next Month; Play Orcs Must Die! 2 for Free Jun 14, 2021, 16:54
Jun 14, 2021, 16:54
 
WaltSee wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 15:37:
I would only be interested in single-player, as well, but this particular game has never "tripped my trigger," as they say...the Orcs look about as 'scary' and 'authentic' as poo-bear ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SwWL5xCzhM ) from my dimly remembered childhood, Saturday-morning cartoon days...;) I cannot figure out if this is a "Recommended: kindergarten to 4th grade age group" game or whether there is something here that isn't obvious that makes the game more interesting in single-player mode--and more fun for us post-pubescent graybeards!...;)

For those who play and enjoy it, what are the standout features for you that make it a worthwhile addition to your library?
(I mean, if you feel like a sentence/paragraph or two...;) If not, that's fine, too...;) )

Well, this is probably not going to be the game or series that impresses or scares you with fearsome looking Orcs/Trolls/Ogres etc. but I always loved the OMD graphical style. Clean lined, cartoonish graphics usually age better also over time. That aside, the gameplay itself is very enjoyable (for me at least), Tower/Trap defense for hordes of limited AI enemies (they will go for the gate, but attack you if you get in the way or start harassing) with Rube Goldberg style traps and mechanics, in addition to some third player shooting/melee by your Warmage, with a decent selection of weapons and spells. The second game greatly expands on the first, but yes, it has a definite coop oriented design, that is beatable solo, but it's definitely more difficult than the first game.

It USUALLY hits that sweet spot between having a great trap setup and not having to do ANYTHING, and not so far in the other direction where traps are complete shit and your character has to kill everything. Depends on the map, but most maps are very well done. You can progress through the whole game without much difficulty with some well placed setups and good character control, but the greater challenge usually comes from trying to get a 'Perfect' run on each map; no enemies let through, and some other qualifiers, like not using certain traps, etc.

I have around 30 hours in OMD1, and 70 hours in OMD2. I think I 5-skulled (zero enemies let through, all added challenges complete) most of the maps in each game, but definitely got closer to 100% in OMD2, for whatever reason I enjoyed the second one more, even though I played it solo.

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Re: World War Z: Aftermath Announced
Jun 14, 2021, 15:03
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Re: World War Z: Aftermath Announced Jun 14, 2021, 15:03
Jun 14, 2021, 15:03
 
So this is basically not a full sequel, just a remastered WWZ game(with some added content) for Steam/consoles? Which is fine, just wondering if we should expect it to be at like $30 or $60, etc.

I was somewhat interested when it was on EGS, but not enough to buy it there. They had a free weekend or something? I remember it being merely okay.

*EDIT* According to Steam forum people, $40 for new people, $20 if you already have WWZ, on EGS I assume.
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Re: Get Hellpoint for Free
Jun 14, 2021, 13:29
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Re: Get Hellpoint for Free Jun 14, 2021, 13:29
Jun 14, 2021, 13:29
 
Sweet, looks pretty interesting too. Claimed, with the intent to actually play it.
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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 on Steam Next Month; Play Orcs Must Die! 2 for Free
Jun 14, 2021, 13:26
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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 on Steam Next Month; Play Orcs Must Die! 2 for Free Jun 14, 2021, 13:26
Jun 14, 2021, 13:26
 
Cool, I had forgotten OMD3 even existed, because of the Stadia bullshit. I'll definitely check it out on Steam.
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