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Signed On Jul 25, 2009, 17:36
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Passes 1M CCUs
5. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Passes 1M CCUs Sep 8, 2017, 23:06 Rhett
 
Frijoles wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 22:21:
I should buy this. I'd probably never play though 'cause I'm a lone wolf (pup).

Solo is great too. No worries about downing people, it's just straight up kills. In team modes, if you "kill" someone, it puts them in down-but-not-out status and they can be revived by team mates, but in solo it's a straight kill.

Plus you can auto-match with squads or a partner, and 90% of the time they're cool. There's bannably-enforced rules about TKing and such, so them being douchebags can cost them.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Joins Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan
9. Re: Duke Nukem Joins Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan Sep 7, 2017, 19:38 Rhett
 
Poor Duke just won't stop selling out and getting reamed.  
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News Comments > Labor Day Metaverse
2. Re: Bitcoin Crashes Sep 4, 2017, 17:09 Rhett
 
All five people who still use Outlook?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 3, 2017, 21:40 Rhett
 
The time pressure is just part of the game. It forces you to make tough decisions like "do I want this now, and deal with this problem for the forseeable future? Or do I need to take care of other things before I do this?"

And there are a lot of those. It gives you a lot of power over what can happen, and a lot of decisions to make. WOTC might be a lot to take in if you haven't played a good portion of at least one campaign in regular XCOM 2 though.

Also base mission timers are much more forgiving now. I think they were increased by default, plus there's many ways to affect them in-game. Nevermind modding, and INI editing (super easy).
 
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News Comments > The Division Free Content This Fall
4. Re: The Division Free Content This Fall Aug 31, 2017, 04:05 Rhett
 
Yeah... I feel like at this point it's an experiment to get the formula right with that kind of game. Or they really poured THAT much money into it that it just has to work and keep a playerbase.  
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released
5. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for Windows Released Aug 29, 2017, 12:10 Rhett
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:03:
Cutter wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 11:50:
$54 for some dlc? Um pass.

54? I paid 32 dollars like 2 days ago. It's 40 bucks retail and will probably go on sale pretty soon.

It's also a 30 gig DLC. There's a lot of content and it probably should be seen as a proper expansion and not just "DLC".

Apparently it's ~$55 retail for Canadians (as opposed to $40 retail for USA, and $30 on sale at GMG). But yeah, tons of content with a big emphasis on replay value.

And it's a "start over" type of DLC. It integrates with the campaign and adds way more stuff to play with. A lot more to do on the strategy layer, more options in battles, and random SITREPs that can change up missions, like having one heavily-buffed soldier instead of a full squad.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 27, 2017, 23:04 Rhett
 
Just way too many of those games. I can't even tell them apart if you say "Paladins" or "Lawbreakers" I wouldn't even be able to tell the difference between them and Overwatch.

XCOM 2 expansion looks fantastic though. Still $30 on GMG IIRC. Definitely surprising seeing Quake Champions up there, but I hope it does well.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Free Weekend
12. Re: XCOM 2 Free Weekend Aug 25, 2017, 15:55 Rhett
 
MeanJim wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 13:20:
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It mostly has some of the same engine bugs (shooting through walls/solid objects) but it's better about it, usually breaking sections of said object. Percentages are pretty accurate it seems like, and you can even improve odds with weapon attachments and getting closer to flanking. I have never seen this bug you had with the drastically different hit chances, though.

I would definitely recommend not playing iron man unless you're set on it. Almost everyone "save scums". At least then, you have the option to deal with a hand of bullshit when you accidentally hit the wrong key, or something else in the game is dumb in your eyes.

Lastly, XCOM 2 is completely mod-supported (via workshop), and you can find mods that tweak the game however you want. On top of this, the game comes with fully-tweakable INI files to change everything (especially so in the expansion) - from enemy health/movement/damage, to research times, to your own troops. Mods easily allow you to tweak mission timers (a new thing in XCOM 2), or add new mission types, too.

Honestly, I love the game in part because it's so moddable. It's one of very few (recent) games now that legitimately support modding.
 
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News Comments > EA: Mass Effect: Andromeda a "Great Game" Series May Continue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2017, 23:22 Rhett
 
Yeah, ran great here too... I didn't finish it or get into the story (scifi doesn't do it for me - was in it for the gameplay), but the game was pretty polished performance-wise, besides that it makes my CPU max out on the main menu for some reason.  
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Free Weekend
1. Re: XCOM 2 Free Weekend Aug 24, 2017, 21:53 Rhett
 
Can't wait for the expansion. Haven't been too excited for any releases for a while, but WOTC is doing it for me. :X  
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News Comments > BRINK Goes Free-to-Play
6. Re: BRINK Goes Free-to-Play Aug 22, 2017, 21:10 Rhett
 
Tried it, and it's not THAT bad. It's a little bit console-y, but it runs great. I think the game landed far before its time. The "parkour" is pretty messy on PC, honestly, though.

As far as I can tell, it's 100% unlocked and free to play. There are no gimmicks, no microtransactions, nothing behind a pay wall besides some minor DLC that did not become free. It's just free. I'm starting to think it's an experiment by the dev/publisher to see if this kind of game would make any kind of resurgence in today's market given how close it gets to FPSMOBA territory.
 
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News Comments > BRINK Goes Free-to-Play
2. Re: BRINK Goes Free-to-Play Aug 22, 2017, 18:27 Rhett
 
Totally random? No patch or anything I guess?

I really liked it when it came out, myself, but I never tried it on PC.
 
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News Comments > Jurassic World Evolution Announced
2. Re: Jurassic World Evolution Announced Aug 21, 2017, 15:02 Rhett
 
I'd just be thankful it's in the hands of a capable developer for this genre... It could be really awesome!  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends
9. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends Aug 20, 2017, 14:58 Rhett
 
Kinda feels like the AAA version of a kickstarter/early access being abandoned after they got their money... Heh. I personally enjoyed the game, but definitely no avoiding it was not up to Mass Effect/Bioware quality.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
2. Re: Sunday Consolidation Aug 20, 2017, 14:23 Rhett
 
I dunno about PC/console filth mingling, but this seems purely PS4/XBone related.

I think PC/console would "require" ARK be sold on Microsoft's store to be compliant or whatever. gag
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 17, 2017, 15:30 Rhett
 
No co-op, uses Saints Row world without being... Saints Row. All the gameplay looks so samey and arcadey (like $20 Xbox Live Arcade game-samey), but I guess there's leveling and collectibles or so.

Lacking any multiplayer at all is a pretty bold move, honestly, since it's not looking like a very story-heavy game. Just a reason to shoot shit/blow it up I guess? It looks a lot like Crackdown + Saints Row. Something like this thrives on MP.

I mean, I'm sure some people enjoy it, but sales are probably gonna be hurting. Or maybe it's just way overshadowed by all the big hitters coming later this month, onward? (XCOM 2 expansion, Destiny 2 beta/PC release, Divinity Original Sin 2, Shadow of War..)
 
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News Comments > Prey Trial Version Released
2. Re: Prey Trial Version Released Aug 16, 2017, 17:43 Rhett
 
Well, it essentially adds an hour to the 2 hour steam refund policy, so I'd say you could still get a fair evaluation of the game in that time.  
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER II Race Revealed
1. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER II Race Revealed Aug 16, 2017, 17:29 Rhett
 
Cool. Didn't expect another race.  
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News Comments > Fragmented Released
4. Re: Fragmented Released Aug 15, 2017, 21:00 Rhett
 
Or will it be considered milked and they move on?  
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News Comments > Agents of Mayhem Launch Trailer
5. Re: Agents of Mayhem Launch Trailer Aug 15, 2017, 03:44 Rhett
 
I watched a bunch of gameplay, it seems a lot like Crackdown + Saint's Row, with a focus on weird third-person arcadey combat and collecting stuff. I'm surprised there isn't multiplayer, too. YMMV I guess?  
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