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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 19, 2018, 02:22 Zoom
 
I didnt expect a comparison to Gothic, is it that good ? Is the story exciting ?  
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News Comments > Conarium for macOS and Linux
2. Re: Conarium for macOS and Linux Feb 6, 2018, 07:44 Zoom
 
The best "lovecraftian" game so far may be Edge of Nowhere, it's 100% there, and the ending totally nails it deeply in Chtulhu mythos. Amnesia is close, it's also completely in the right mood but not *exactly* in the Chtulhu-verse (it has its own mythology). I recommend these two.. I'll have a look at Conarium since it's on linux now, but first glance tells me it's not a Lovecraft mythos game, more like "inspired by the mood of.."  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans
16. Re: Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans Feb 5, 2018, 09:31 Zoom
 
The only aspect of the game that's enjoyable, deep, and complete (and has seen a few iterations) is combat. Bounty hunting, proper warfare, these are well done and rather well polished.
I'll also mention that it's possibly the best VR experience to date.
Every other aspect of the game is only superficial, shallow, repetitive. Exploration has pretty much nothing to it, see the same loading screen over and over thousands times until your brain melts (i know most people watch Netflix during exploration, i'm in VR, no dual screens in there...), trading is a placeholder, mining is a joke, you have very limited player interaction due to the p2p networking and the very few players you do meet are idiotic gankers.
So yeah, best VR space combat to date, with flashy graphics. Worth the price for that IMHO, if you have no VR you will be mostly disappointed.

(edit) if someone has to use external programs and Netflix to play your game, then something is amiss...
 
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News Comments > More on Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit
54. Re: Re: More on Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit Jan 22, 2018, 06:51 Zoom
 
Crytek still has a leg to stand on with the "CiG didnt provide bugfixes as agreed upon" which is clearly stated in the contract. Still, given how CiG basically fucked up everything i'm not sure they did a lot in terms of bugfixing... but that has to be discovered during the trial, by exploring their internal emails and source code history. Also if there were actually bugfixes, CT still has to claim exactly how much money they did lose over that, in order to ask for any kind of payment.

As for the licence thing they're trying to obfuscate everything by muddying the waters, and claiming both copyright infringement and contract violation (which seem to be mutually exclusive, says L.French, and in this case it would fall under "contract violation"). The chances that would stand in front of a jury trial are slim.

The bits of code shown during Bugsmashers are trivial and wont constitute a real code leak as in sharing the Cryengine code with 3rd parties which is a lot different.
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Trailer
1. Re: Underworld Ascendant Trailer Jan 17, 2018, 10:33 Zoom
 
They are quietly working on it - given who's behind there are very good chances we have the best RPG of 2018. I'm surprised there isnt more coverage on this, it's the follow up to a cult classic, made by the same people who delivered quite a few cult classics...
Gotta finish DOS2 now !
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month
14. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 12, 2018, 18:35 Zoom
 
Armengar wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 17:34:
even unoptomised and unfinished plus rough round the edges, this game RULES in VR. seriously, it it were polished it would be the VR posterchild.
I dont know what you mean by unoptimized as it runs very well on my rig in VR, got 90+fps and i can even get some much needed oversampling.
And yeah it's the VR killer app. Dogfights around asteroids are just epic (and if you're in one of those small snub fighters, it's quite brutal). The beauty around you never ceases to amaze, you're in space FFS !
If it wasnt for VR i'd have quit ages ago, the game is still shallow and the only well flushed out career is bounty hunting (combat is awesome, have to give that). Trading is completely meaningless, mining is horribly shallow and boring (and just as meaningless), exploring is watching a screen loader repeat thousands times over again... But man, that combat. Too bad it's still limited by p2p instances and still no ingame player guilds.
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
62. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 13:17 Zoom
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 12:56:
Also I like the Norway thing. Norway is like one of the best countries to live in. They would need massive incentive to go to give that up and go to the US. So Trump might tout that idea as getting better people. But the better people know better then to immigrate to the US already.
What's funnier is Trump and his supporters will cite this country as an example, even though it's one of the most socialist countries in Europe (with a very comprehensive nanny-state). And they enjoy one of the highest standards of living on Earth, i highly doubt any of them would want to emigrate to a shithole like the USA. Oh, how do you Trump supporters feel being called a shithole ?
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
2. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 10:22 Zoom
 
How about someone calls YOU a shithole then ? How would you feel ?
This guy is the public voice of the USA, he's not there to pass a personal racist judgement on other countries.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Remastered for PCs?
11. Re: Dark Souls Remastered for PCs? Jan 11, 2018, 18:41 Zoom
 
You still need DSFix. I just completed it with an Xbone pad, without too much difficulty, again people tend to overstate the difficulty of this game. I dont mind the deaths as long as they are fair, it reminds me of good arcade games i used to spend a lot of coins on, and i actually didnt die so much from bosses, mostly random exploration / falls... You do make progress everytime and there are quite enough save points (with shortcuts you can open and so on) so it doesnt become frustrating.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls Remastered for PCs?
5. Re: Dark Souls Remastered for PCs? Jan 11, 2018, 11:51 Zoom
 
@jdreyer get DSFix. Game is unbearable without it. It gets much better with this fix, actually some parts are even beautiful, and it's quite enjoyable and not as difficult as people make it to be (it's about learning attack patterns and move in consequence.. apart from one boss in a cramped area, they offer fair fights). Going to the end is really nice, and the DLC expansion while a bit more hardcore on the fights (one boss leaves almost no margin for reaction times) is also enjoyable. This game has deserves its reputation.  
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News Comments > VIVE Pro and Wireless Adaptor Announced
12. Re: VIVE Pro and Wireless Adaptor Announced Jan 9, 2018, 08:59 Zoom
 
Let's add killer apps like Elite Dangerous, DCS, every driving sim by now... these cannot be played on a regular monitor anymore.  
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News Comments > Cloud Gaming Returns
8. Re: Cloud Gaming Returns Jan 4, 2018, 12:02 Zoom
 
nomoreshite wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 11:58:
fucking MBA's just keep bringing this shit back,
they wet themselves over the thought of having gamers paying monthly
Yeah at this point it's pretty much coming directly out of a pointy hair boss from Dilbert world. They still think it's a great idea and will probably tell their engineers they dont know shit about business. I've been there.
 
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News Comments > Escape from Tarkov Testing Plans
5. Re: Escape from Tarkov Testing Plans Dec 29, 2017, 11:57 Zoom
 
Looks like it's very hardcore. I might like it. PUBG is too arcadey for me.  
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News Comments > World of Tanks Plans Major Changes; Offers New Engine Demo
12. Re: World of Tanks Plans Major Changes; Offers New Engine Demo Dec 24, 2017, 06:34 Zoom
 
They added more varied gameplay modes to WOWS though, making it rather good now. And it's quite pretty. I think it's a bit superior to WOT since ships are better simulated (although some realistic elements were toned down in order to preserve gameplay and balance, like cannon and torpedo ranges..). Armor angling is key, positioning is everything, it's not a bad game at all and it's free if you take your time to grind up tiers.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2017, 23:08 Zoom
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 19:41:
Trumpís Slurred Speech Tied to Low Battery in Putinís Remote
That was hilarious.

RedEye9 wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 20:15:
It snowed and that means global warming is fake.
That was sad

Also that ISS Lunar Transit comments make me lose faith in humanity. Are there so many complete retards ? Flat moon, really ? WTF ?
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Free Weekend Underway
6. Re: SpellForce 3 Free Weekend Underway Nov 26, 2017, 11:33 Zoom
 
Is it getting closer to the first game ? I remember looking for a game close to Rage of Mages (an oldie classic i liked a lot) and didnt find much, according to my searches Spellforce was the most approaching.  
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News Comments > Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Selling Well
9. Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Selling Well Nov 22, 2017, 19:01 Zoom
 
Bought it on first day, didnt regret. It's a very strong contender for Game Of The Year.  
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News Comments > ELEX Released
23. Re: ELEX Released Oct 18, 2017, 21:09 Zoom
 
Gothic 2 was the better one IMHO (with full extensions indeed). That magic user path... that was really awesome. Lots of details in the world and NPC's showed they put a lot of effort in that game. Not so much with Risen 2 & 3
I really liked Risen but that game had a real slow start, though it accelerates after a while and start showing its strengths. The hand crafted island had a lot of interesting locations and stories.
I'll definitely wait on this one, this looks like another poor effort at first sight ?
 
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News Comments > PUBG Sets New CCU Record, Bans More Players
11. Re: PUBG Sets New CCU Record, Bans More Players Oct 16, 2017, 10:49 Zoom
 
Do they still ban people killing streamers ? Since about half of the PUBG population is streaming it makes for a lot of bans. I personally cannot give a fuck about streamers and do not know any of them, and it seems even if you snipe some obscure twitcher he can post a complaint and get you banned for stream-sniping. Really turns me off from the game (well the bunny hopping and spray strafing did not help make a good case either..)  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn: Ashes of Malmouth Released
11. Re: Grim Dawn: Ashes of Malmouth Released Oct 13, 2017, 04:12 Zoom
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 02:27:
I was a Soldier/Nightblade with lots of talents in regeneration-by-attacks. I was a proc-king at first: basic attacks procced moves that obliterated swaths of enemies. And then I started New Game+, one difficulty up.
I got oneshotted.
The game punishes builds without any survival skills / passives. There are some almost mandatory constellations you have to pick especially with a glass cannon. The Ultimate difficulty level is the real build test, where you see if it works for real or not.
I learned the hard way too (Nightblade / Shaman build, melee dual wield, hit a wall in Ultimate) and went on to make a new build (Nightblade / Arcanist, mostly spellcaster), but that time didnt forget to take some defensive skills and i went to level 85 and finished Ultimate mode with it with no major issue.
It's not as difficult to nail a build as in PoE clearly, but you still have to do some planning ahead as respec is very limited.

And yeah there's little endgame content compared to PoE. Still it was worth 237 hours of gameplay so far, as different builds lead to very different gameplay. Didnt try the extension yet, i'm about to.
 
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