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Re: Legacy Virtual Sales Soar
Dec 15, 2021, 07:29
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Re: Legacy Virtual Sales Soar Dec 15, 2021, 07:29
Dec 15, 2021, 07:29
 
Ah yes, money laundering.

The vast majority of these NFT/crypto purchases are simply legalized (sort of?) money laundering. Plus some morons and wannabe scammers, etc.

What's hilarious to me is we've already moved to virtual garbage exchanged for other virtual garbage. Our entire global economy is going to be inflated beyond recovery by this shit.
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Re: Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance Announced
Dec 15, 2021, 07:19
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Re: Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance Announced Dec 15, 2021, 07:19
Dec 15, 2021, 07:19
 
Well, I'm cautiously interested. It's hard to tell how this is going to play as an RTS from these videos, but I'll at least check out any RTS on release.

Their FPS game was... okay. Writing wasn't terrible, gameplay was okay, artwork was a step or two above a mod.
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Re: Virginie Haas Leaving Ubisoft
Dec 14, 2021, 12:14
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Re: Virginie Haas Leaving Ubisoft Dec 14, 2021, 12:14
Dec 14, 2021, 12:14
 
I read that as "Virginie has leaving Ubisoft" and I was thinking, 'that's terrible grammar' ... then I remember I misread that Mandalorian helmet yesterday as a Denuvo helmet, and now I think I chronically read too fast, or my eyesight is deteriorating.

It's usually a half-second to reread the correct line, but still.
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Re: Homeworld 3 Trailer
Dec 11, 2021, 20:34
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Re: Homeworld 3 Trailer Dec 11, 2021, 20:34
Dec 11, 2021, 20:34
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 11, 2021, 18:58:
Yeah, I have the Remastered Collection in my Steam library, apparently purchased in Feb 2015, but I don't recall ever using it. I'll see if I can find some time to give it a go. Let me know if you can remember what the mod name was.

I swear this used to be easier to look up in Steam; I'm away from my desktops that have the HW:Remastered collection installed, but like 10 clicks deep in Steam, I found my subscribed HW mod:

"Homeworld Remastered 2.3 Players Patch" - Last Updated Mar 7, 2020 @ 11:10am

The mod loading for the remastered version is somewhat cumbersome, you can't load from in game, only from the separate launcher before starting the game.

Really the game is still winnable even without the mod, but one or two missions towards the end of the campaign will be extremely annoying and stacked against you, especially if you steamrolled the whole game up until that point, and barely lost any ships at all, you get suddenly and inexplicably punished by an extremely unfair start.

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Re: Homeworld 3 Trailer
Dec 11, 2021, 18:13
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Re: Homeworld 3 Trailer Dec 11, 2021, 18:13
Dec 11, 2021, 18:13
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 11, 2021, 11:01:
This series seems like it should be in my wheel house, I remember I played the original for a short while, but never got far. I don't recall if I was having difficulty, didn't care for it, or just got distracted by something else. Never got back to it. For those of you who are big fans, if I were to give a whirl again should I start with the original or go for 2 or perhaps there are QoL mods I should start with?
If you don't have the originals on GoG (and there may be compatibility issues now anyway), just get the Remastered Homeworld Complete version, either Steam or GoG. It has Homeworld 1 and 2 original versions, as well as the updated/remastered versions. Homeworld Cataclysm got re-released as "Homeworld:Emergence" due to some licensing issue(?) or something, it's at least available on GoG.

I would recommend just playing the remastered versions now, with the Balance mod that prevents the AI from starting a couple missions with literally 300 ships aimed right at your mothership, if you built up a full fleet. The original version had that balancing issue, and basically either you need a mod to fix it, or just recycle all of your ships at the end of the missions to exploit around it. I think even the remastered versions still have that bug/feature. I used the mod (whose name I am blanking on) for the remastered HW1.

I would also recommend playing Homeworld 1 (remastered or not) first, and just getting that storyline completed. It's the better one in my opinion, and then you can decide if you want Cataclysm/Emergence and Homeworld 2 in that order after that. I found the Cataclysm mechanics of the enemies to be more annoying than fun, but a lot of people feel that was the best game in the series, so your mileage may vary.

I have been meaning to go back and play the remastered HW2, but I have not gotten around to it yet.
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Re: Retired Men's Nude Beach Volleyball League Released
Dec 10, 2021, 21:58
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Re: Retired Men's Nude Beach Volleyball League Released Dec 10, 2021, 21:58
Dec 10, 2021, 21:58
 
Hilarious name, too bad they didn't seriously try to make a real game, this looks like coding and graphics from 25 years ago, at least.
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Re: Star Wars Eclipse Announced
Dec 10, 2021, 13:46
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Re: Star Wars Eclipse Announced Dec 10, 2021, 13:46
Dec 10, 2021, 13:46
 
Well, this is a gorgeous video, no doubt. Will the game look anything remotely like this? I'm cautiously interested.
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Re: Homeworld 3 Trailer
Dec 10, 2021, 13:45
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Re: Homeworld 3 Trailer Dec 10, 2021, 13:45
Dec 10, 2021, 13:45
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 10, 2021, 12:14:
I even have the Collector's Edition from the Homeworld Remastered release. In fact, the Mothership lightup statue is on my desk just to the left of me.


Nerrrrrrd!

I loved Homeworld 1; Cataclysm and Homeworld 2 weren't as good in my opinion, but I played those as well. I am a little curious as to what exactly the story will be in HW3, if I remember (and it's been awhile since I played HW2) the story was pretty much done at that point? Hell, even after Homeworld 1 I sort of considered the storyline completed. Homeworld Deserts of Kharak(sp) was pretty fun as well, so I'll probably play this regardless, but how the hell did yet another woman get plugged into a mothership, rofl.
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II Announced
Dec 10, 2021, 01:24
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II Announced Dec 10, 2021, 01:24
Dec 10, 2021, 01:24
 
Nice, I enjoyed the first game, I'll be looking forward to this. But for fuck's sake, put your helmet back on , it's dangerous out there!
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Re: Alan Wake 2 Announced
Dec 10, 2021, 01:21
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Re: Alan Wake 2 Announced Dec 10, 2021, 01:21
Dec 10, 2021, 01:21
 
FFS, my kingdom for an age bypass website like nsfwyoutube that actually works!

I'm looking forward to Alan Wake 2, the first game was pretty damned fun, although I had zero expectations for it. Since then, Remedy made Control of course, which is amazing. It's going to be such a huge step down in powers going back to Alan Wake's shitty gun and flashlight though.
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Re: Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Trailer
Dec 10, 2021, 01:15
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Re: Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Trailer Dec 10, 2021, 01:15
Dec 10, 2021, 01:15
 
Wtf, the game looks gorgeous, even better than the first, but what the hell is even going on here?

The first game, I interpreted everything to be her metaphorical battles against her own mental illness, and/or just straight up hallucinating or having psychotic episodes from past trauma. It always seemed as though the story was hinting that very little of the combat and monsters etc. were actually anything real at all, if any. I always pictured her as just flailing around by herself in the woods.

Now the second game, is she supposed to be imagining her whole tribe alongside her as she fights her internal monsters? This game will be even more depressing if so.
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Re: The Expanse: A Telltale Series Announced
Dec 9, 2021, 22:28
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Re: The Expanse: A Telltale Series Announced Dec 9, 2021, 22:28
Dec 9, 2021, 22:28
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 9, 2021, 21:46:
Just finished the books today.

An actual, satisfying ending, to me

Nice! I have the ninth novel sitting on my shelf, I'll get to it in a book or two, I think. Finishing up Neal Stephenson's Termination Shock now.
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Re: The Expanse: A Telltale Series Announced
Dec 9, 2021, 21:06
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Re: The Expanse: A Telltale Series Announced Dec 9, 2021, 21:06
Dec 9, 2021, 21:06
 
Ugh, every trailer is age restricted, and now nsfwyoutube.com no longer works on these. Is there some plugin or nsfwyoutube alternative to use these days? I don't log into Youtube.
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Re: Op Ed
Dec 8, 2021, 12:27
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Re: Op Ed Dec 8, 2021, 12:27
Dec 8, 2021, 12:27
 
Correct, very few real world applications need blockchain or NFT bullshit.

Ubisoft is mostly doing this for the marketing, and the slavering madmen buying up every new crypto coin and NFT that comes out each day.

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Re: Open World Splinter Cell in the Works?
Dec 8, 2021, 12:24
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Re: Open World Splinter Cell in the Works? Dec 8, 2021, 12:24
Dec 8, 2021, 12:24
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 8, 2021, 12:22:
Marketing pitch: "Imagine Assassins Creed, but with stealth."

And now, NFTs.
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Re: Ubisoft Unveils NFTs
Dec 8, 2021, 07:08
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Re: Ubisoft Unveils NFTs Dec 8, 2021, 07:08
Dec 8, 2021, 07:08
 
Jonjonz wrote on Dec 8, 2021, 06:31:
I can't think of what adding NFTs to a games cash shop or loot crates is going to be profitable for Ubi.

Loot crates and cash shops are all about whales chasing digital models and pixels that are worthless out side of the game. These things are already non-trade-able. What does NFT add?

Perhaps Ubi has thought of a way to use an NFT operation to cook their own books even more.

That's what their video hints at, and what I was saying, Ubisoft wants to set up their own version of the Steam Marketplace, where Steam runs the store, and takes a percentage of each 'sale' or 'transfer' or whatever of each transaction that takes place. Valve makes bank off of CS:GO skins for example, Ubisoft wants the same revenue stream, but apparently with more steps? Aside from the buzzword usage there doesn't seem to be much actual benefit to Ubisoft if these skins are NFTs or not, as long as Ubisoft can harvest %5 or whatever on each trade that happens on the store they are going to set up.

I hope that they run afoul of the same legal issues Blizzard had with Diablo 3's real money store, etc. I think the EU has stronger restrictions against this sort of thing? Hopefully Ubisoft gets sued before this thing really gets rolling.


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Re: Ubisoft Unveils NFTs
Dec 7, 2021, 21:48
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Re: Ubisoft Unveils NFTs Dec 7, 2021, 21:48
Dec 7, 2021, 21:48
 
Horse Armor, 2022 version? With some Steam Marketplace skimming for Ubisoft on top?

None of this seems like it's beneficial to customers at all.
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Re: Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection PC Plans
Dec 7, 2021, 12:40
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Re: Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection PC Plans Dec 7, 2021, 12:40
Dec 7, 2021, 12:40
 
Interesting. I played through ... the first two of these, I think? On PS2 or PS3, and I never got around to the third (or fourth?) game, so I may pick this up if the price isn't egregious.
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Re: SpellForce 3 Reforced Released
Dec 6, 2021, 21:02
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Re: SpellForce 3 Reforced Released Dec 6, 2021, 21:02
Dec 6, 2021, 21:02
 
I've been a fan of the Spellforce series for years now, in spite of it's rough edges. SF3 was pretty buggy on release, but it got patched up nicely. I did indeed seem to get this version for free on GoG, so I'll install it at some point and try it out. Die to my massed towers so my heroes get experience, nub enemies!
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Re: Incoming War Incoming
Dec 5, 2021, 20:14
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Re: Incoming War Incoming Dec 5, 2021, 20:14
Dec 5, 2021, 20:14
 
Hrm, this actually looks pretty interesting, and I like the art style. That could be the worst title I've ever seen though, it must be a watered down translation or something.
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