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News Comments > PC Tetris Effect Next Week on Epic Games Store
14. Re: PC Tetris Effect Next Week on Epic Games Store Jul 17, 2019, 10:26 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 17, 2019, 03:35:
I want a Battle Royale mode, or GTFO.

Like I said, get a Switch. Game is called Tetris 99, it's a free perk with their online service. Literally you and 98 others competing against each other in every round.
 
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News Comments > PC Tetris Effect Next Week on Epic Games Store
5. Re: PC Tetris Effect Next Week on Epic Games Store Jul 16, 2019, 21:25 jacobvandy
 
I'd rather play Tetris BR on Switch.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Responds to Watch Dogs: Legion/HITRECORD Criticism
7. Re: Ubisoft Responds to Watch Dogs: Legion/HITRECORD Criticism Jul 16, 2019, 17:56 jacobvandy
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 16, 2019, 15:35:
Did I miss the part where this is compulsory?

This. How many people outside of the union(s) they're perceived to be circumventing have been lodging any criticisms?
 
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News Comments > GRID System Specs
1. Re: GRID System Specs Jul 15, 2019, 11:32 jacobvandy
 
100 gigs for a racing game now? Did they forget to compress all the sounds, music, and textures or something, because I haven't heard anything about it being a 1:1 scale open world game.  
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Roadmap
30. Re: Epic Games Store Roadmap Jul 14, 2019, 21:38 jacobvandy
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 14, 2019, 20:16:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 14, 2019, 18:40:
New store does not have same features as 20 year old any store.

Fixed.

Yeah... This isn't ground-breaking stuff, the roadmap only proves they neglected some simple due-diligence in their rush to launch this thing.

Coming out 15+ years after your biggest competitor is not an excuse for why your service sucks, it is in fact a huge advantage for you because you don't have to spend all that time figuring out what works through trial and error like they did. There is no need to try and re-invent the wheel here, you should copy what you think others are doing right and leave out or change what you think they're doing wrong.

Epic focused only on a few specific points to the latter, which is why they've been criticized and why they're having to ask for patience and understanding while they implement basic features they forgot to include from the start.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
13. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 13, 2019, 12:37 jacobvandy
 
Drath71 wrote on Jul 13, 2019, 08:44:
Something that surprised me was the cost of the games. Games that have been out for years, like Far Cry Primal, still going for $49. Then I checked, and it's the same on steam.

I guess I'm getting old. Games years old still charge full price (or almost)? Honestly, though, if the people who made the game are still getting the benefit of that, great!

Since frequent sales became a thing, yeah. They keep the regular price high to make the discounts look that much better. Primal is slashed down to $10-15 very often, lately it's only been a week or two in between multiple sales events across Steam and Uplay.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight Free on Epic Games Store
6. Re: Torchlight Free on Epic Games Store Jul 12, 2019, 14:20 jacobvandy
 
I do like Path of Exile, but at least Torchlight is gonna be 100% lag-free.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Concludes With Giveaway
22. Re: Steam Summer Sale Concludes With Giveaway Jul 9, 2019, 20:16 jacobvandy
 
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 12:36:
5000 is pretty measly for a 90 million monthly active player base.

Well, you had to have participated in the sale event minigame. I'd be shocked if more than a couple million people actually did that.

It's not really meant to be a freebie for everyone, though, more like a consolation prize for the bunch of salty folks who didn't get any of the 13 thousand free games handed out for the duration of the event. One team totally dominated and received nearly half of them (~45%) while another two teams did okay and received about that many between them, leaving the last two teams to each get about 5%.

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News Comments > Video: First 13 Minutes of Control
6. Re: Video: First 13 Minutes of Control Jul 9, 2019, 12:20 jacobvandy
 
Warframe did not invent the ethereal plane aesthetic, lol, that's what I'm saying. Even the cubic, minimalist futuristic architecture has been done to death in the past couple decades.  
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News Comments > Video: First 13 Minutes of Control
4. Re: Video: First 13 Minutes of Control Jul 9, 2019, 02:58 jacobvandy
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 02:48:
This does look boring as fuck. I skipped around and didn't finish. 9:30 is stolen STRAIGHT outta Warframe. Only, boringly.

What did they steal? I'm curious, 'cause you can't be referring to that level design which has been used hundreds of times since 3D platforming was a thing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 8, 2019, 03:19 jacobvandy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 7, 2019, 23:31:
Any game with lots of achievements was easily a massive point source, Warhammer 2 gave me 70k points... could only use 14k though

Sure, achievements were a source no average person would run out of. But consuming a common item in Starbound you can mod to be basically free and limitless was extremely out of balance with other in-game objectives, such as playing ranked matches in Counter-Strike (both rewarded the same 50 points). It was something anybody could do in very little time, even if they don't have an account with lots of well-played games. Then word of mouth spreads about the "exploit" and lots of people try to do it even if it doesn't benefit them, i.e. their daily cap is too low. So that's how it ends up in the top 10.

I've no doubt the craziest fucks who like to compete in Steam level jumped at the opportunity to earn millions of points with relatively little effort, though. This ranking site only features profiles of people who've registered to it, but you can see some of the top ones for this sale's badge: https://steamladder.com/ladder/badges/37/

To get to number one there, that took about 4.6 million points, and earned only in the first five days of the sale. Which means their daily cap was in excess of 900k points, i.e. $9000+ spent. They probably bought mostly gifts to re-sell, but still.

What I don't understand is why Valve prepared assets for the badge to be leveled up to 1 million, but then capped it at 2000. Maybe they had a decimal in the wrong place somewhere and it was awarding way too much profile XP?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 7, 2019, 15:37 jacobvandy
 
Fion wrote on Jul 7, 2019, 14:21:
Seems participation in the summer sale event paid off for Chucklefish. Whens the last time Starbound was in the top 10?

Been a long time, but it was more than their mere participation. Turns out one of their in-game actions that can earn you points for the sale meta-game is stupidly easy and exploitable (especially with mods), so a lot of folks who are really into competing there have been buying it in droves. Just read the recent reviews and most of them mention it. Valve actually had to change the meta-game in response to this, including putting a cap on how much you can level up your event badge.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
4. Re: Saturday Patches Jul 6, 2019, 22:09 jacobvandy
 
Well, that's what happens when you upscale textures without actually adding any more detail. You get some crisper lines and less blur overall for the rare instance you'll be looking at an NPC so closely... Not worth the download.  
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Hint?
10. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Hint? Jul 5, 2019, 04:38 jacobvandy
 
Avus wrote on Jul 4, 2019, 22:18:
GTA5 for PC made so much $$ for Rockstar. I don't understand why they DDDDRRRRAAAAGGGGG Red Dead 2 PC for so LLOOONNNGGG?

Because they made so much $$ even after they made mega $$$ selling GTA5 exclusively on consoles for a year and a half. It's been nearly 9 months so far for RDR2, could be 9 more.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2019, 16:24 jacobvandy
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 4, 2019, 16:11:
Publishing a magazine has to be difficult in the climate of the Internet.

That's all it is, in fact I'm surprised to learn MAD was still going... Just like free online porn killed Playboy, there's no novelty in a wacky humor magazine when the internet is filled with that stuff.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Video
4. Re: Borderlands 3 Video Jul 3, 2019, 20:05 jacobvandy
 
I'm still getting used to the new voice... It's close enough that those who didn't spend hundreds of hours in the other games probably won't notice, but for now it's kinda grating on me. Like Carrie Fisher in Episodes 7-9. Maybe Claptrap has spent the long stretch of time in between the same way she did?  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super Review Roundup
39. Re: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super Review Roundup Jul 2, 2019, 22:51 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2019, 17:18:
The next gen consoles won't come out until holiday 2020. Games that truly take advantage of the new hardware won't start to come out until a year after that. 2.5 years is a long time to wait.

Nah, those days are gone, now that consoles are literally just small form-factor PCs. No new wacky architecture to learn, all you have to do is adjust your targets for the new specs. Plus native backwards-compatibility means anything from this gen will run at a higher res with more FPS, just like when you buy a new graphics card. The oldest games might need low-effort patches, but anything released since XboneX and PS4 Pro came along are already set up for that. Next-gen games are well into development, and I bet major titles coming out in the next year and a half are doing so with built-in enhancements for that new hardware. Saves them the time of "porting" it later on for those sweet, sweet cross-gen sales.
 
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News Comments > Subscriber-Only Streams May Violate Terms of Service
13. Re: Subscriber-Only Streams May Violate Terms of Service Jul 1, 2019, 16:32 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2019, 15:42:
Only if you believe that you can only license software, I don't. I believe in ownership and the first sale doctrine. You can rent/charge people to see, paintings, books, movies, etc. that you own, so why can't you stream a game you've bought? How is it any different from people paying to look at the other media you own? I hate this arbitrary legal bullshit where some things like this are permitted and others are not. Do you have to pay a car manufacturer if you're going to charge people for ride-sharing? No. Yet somehow games and music are exempt from this? Either everything is sacred or nothing is.

Copyright covers "original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression." That does not include cars (yet), though it does include everything else you mentioned. You are not free to charge people to look at your paintings, books, or movies unless you made them yourself. First sale doctrine says you're allowed to let other people look at them and to re-sell the tangible mediums, but it does not mean you have the same rights to them as their original authors.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
5. Re: Sunday Interviews Jun 30, 2019, 21:59 jacobvandy
 
Effervescent, lol. The iridescent, rainbow, whatever drops in the DLC are pretty numerous if you kill any of the bosses a few more times. Not guaranteed, but about the same as legendary drops for other bosses in the game. Which are not uncommon, really, if you're farming them. Only problem with the rainbow drops is there are several new vehicle paints of that rarity, so those were taking the drop slot more than I liked.  
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News Comments > Halo: Reach PC Video and Piracy Warning
10. Re: Halo: Reach PC Video and Piracy Warning Jun 30, 2019, 19:21 jacobvandy
 
bigspender wrote on Jun 30, 2019, 19:15:
It'll be fun in coop, but the price better be right.

Although will I have time if I'll be playing the new Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which is a much more deep and grand experience in every way? Probably not.

Reach is one of 4 or 5 (6?) games in the Master Chief Collection, which I assume will be $60.
 
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