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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 17, 2021, 20:36
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2021, 20:36
Jun 17, 2021, 20:36
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 17:42:
Theft under $1000 in California is legal. That's why security guards can't do anything.

Non-violent theft under $950 is a misdemeanor, but please, explain how that influences Walgreens telling their employees not to intervene for their own safety.
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Re: E3 2021 Awards
Jun 17, 2021, 01:37
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Re: E3 2021 Awards Jun 17, 2021, 01:37
Jun 17, 2021, 01:37
 
GunSlingerAU wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 01:28:
Considering BF2042 racked up more views rhan any other trailer I saw, and is now the most anticipated FPS of the year, the lack of it getting any recognition is gob-smacking. It's easily the #1 game of the show for me.

That game was also not actually at E3... The ESA is not going to give recognition by way of their official awards show to games from publishers who explicitly chose to NOT be a part of their event. I can see where the confusion comes from, though, with EA borrowing some hype and revealing it around the same time.
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Re: Get Tell Me Why for Free
Jun 16, 2021, 20:55
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Re: Get Tell Me Why for Free Jun 16, 2021, 20:55
Jun 16, 2021, 20:55
 
Great way to promo your giveaway -- make it last so long that people forget they already posted about it.
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 15:06
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0 Jun 16, 2021, 15:06
Jun 16, 2021, 15:06
 
This is not the summer sale, that's another week or two away. It's just a demo-palooza.
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Re: ELEX II Announced
Jun 16, 2021, 04:43
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Re: ELEX II Announced Jun 16, 2021, 04:43
Jun 16, 2021, 04:43
 
The description of the video says it's an original song made for the game by Johnathan Davis (lead singer of Korn).

jdreyer wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 20:23:
"We're a sci-fi RPG, but don't worry! We still have bladed weapons and fireballs!"

Congrats, you managed to grasp the core theme of the series, which I suppose means their marketing is on point. They call it science fantasy.
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Re: Back 4 Blood Players Will Share Party Leader's Content
Jun 14, 2021, 22:43
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Re: Back 4 Blood Players Will Share Party Leader's Content Jun 14, 2021, 22:43
Jun 14, 2021, 22:43
 
Thanks for the info, that's a little better than collecting and upgrading character cards, I guess. Really not liking how some of these final details are shaking out, but I'm willing to wait and see because I still want to believe the 'Left 4 Dead 3' dream. Actually more than willing, 'cause there are plenty of other games I'm looking forward to around the time this is coming out...
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Re: It Came from E3 2021, Part 7
Jun 14, 2021, 22:22
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Re: It Came from E3 2021, Part 7 Jun 14, 2021, 22:22
Jun 14, 2021, 22:22
 
First thing I do on any live stream, is close/hide that cancerous stream of filth.
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Re: Back 4 Blood Players Will Share Party Leader's Content
Jun 14, 2021, 22:18
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Re: Back 4 Blood Players Will Share Party Leader's Content Jun 14, 2021, 22:18
Jun 14, 2021, 22:18
 
Uh, cards? Does that mean they copied the dumbest part of Battlefront 2?

Also, FUCK YOU, IT'S STILL PAY-TO-WIN IF YOU SELL GAMEPLAY-AFFECTING THINGS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY'RE ABLE TO BE EARNED FOR FREE. You know the first thing the scummiest pay-to-win games started doing when people complained about exclusive paid advantages? They made those advantages available "for free," IF you're willing to spend dozens of hours grinding one out (all the while competing unfairly with those who paid to get it instantly). That doesn't make it not P2W, it's just a little less P2W because eventually some "free-loaders" (who in this case still had to pay $60 for the game) will catch up. Letting you break out the credit card to skip an unreasonable grind is exactly what people lambasted EA for doing...

This comment was edited on Jun 14, 2021, 22:39.
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Re: World War Z: Aftermath Announced
Jun 14, 2021, 15:25
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Re: World War Z: Aftermath Announced Jun 14, 2021, 15:25
Jun 14, 2021, 15:25
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on 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.


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.
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Re: BABYLON'S FALL Beta Signups
Jun 14, 2021, 04:32
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Re: BABYLON'S FALL Beta Signups Jun 14, 2021, 04:32
Jun 14, 2021, 04:32
 
Don't have to look for suggestions, in the interview they literally call it a "live service title." Between that and the co-op focus, it might be a pass for me, which is a shame because I do enjoy just about everything else these guys have made. Maybe on deep discount, if the reviews are okay.
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Re: TinyKin Announced
Jun 13, 2021, 21:59
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Re: TinyKin Announced Jun 13, 2021, 21:59
Jun 13, 2021, 21:59
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jun 13, 2021, 20:27:
The gameplay reminds me of Overlord but more puzzle-based.

AKA Nintendo's Pikmin, which pre-dates Overlord by several years.
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Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl in April
Jun 13, 2021, 21:52
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Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl in April Jun 13, 2021, 21:52
Jun 13, 2021, 21:52
 
Rhialto wrote on Jun 13, 2021, 19:48:
I wish they would have said something about the A-Life, I mean it's one important feature that made S.T.A.L.K.E.R. so appreciated.

I haven't seen any specifics on it yet, but they are using the term 'A-Life 2.0.' That detail and more on its Steam listing.
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Re: Get Titan Souls for Free
Jun 13, 2021, 14:57
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Re: Get Titan Souls for Free Jun 13, 2021, 14:57
Jun 13, 2021, 14:57
 
Yep, luring new users to your app is most effective when you do NOT advertise the bait in any way. Gabe's really showing 'em how it's done!
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Re: Starfield in November 2022
Jun 13, 2021, 14:15
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Re: Starfield in November 2022 Jun 13, 2021, 14:15
Jun 13, 2021, 14:15
 
How much you wanna bet they pushed it back so as not to compete with Halo this holiday? More time for Bethesda to polish it, I guess..
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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction in September
Jun 13, 2021, 10:52
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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction in September Jun 13, 2021, 10:52
Jun 13, 2021, 10:52
 
Avus wrote on Jun 13, 2021, 09:55:
Is this a PvE only game? I stop playing Siege because of toxicity. So many teamkiller. But $15US per month is EXPENSIVE.

That's the price of their sub that lets you play every Ubisoft game, I see no indication that you won't also be able to buy this on its own as normal. And it seems co-op only to me, yeah, unless there's more they haven't shown yet. I thought they'd just keep Siege going along next to this one.
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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction in September
Jun 13, 2021, 00:38
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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction in September Jun 13, 2021, 00:38
Jun 13, 2021, 00:38
 
Teddy wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 23:46:
Titus wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 17:29:
R6 vs Aliens ? Tom Clancy's angular velocity must be nearing light speed by now..

Almost as fast as the man's rolling over in his grave right now.


Oof.
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Re: Rocksmith+ Announced
Jun 12, 2021, 22:43
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Re: Rocksmith+ Announced Jun 12, 2021, 22:43
Jun 12, 2021, 22:43
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 21:23:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 12, 2021, 18:13:
I wouldn't mind the UI and feature updates, but I ain't going in for no subscription bullshit... Guess I'll just keep adding songs to the old version.

but... just how effective is it? will you actually be able to shred like van halen in a month? and read music too? i have a guitar with a plug, but not too sure about 'rockband with a real guitar' game.

Well, nobody shreds like Van Halen without hundreds or thousands of hours spent drilling very specific techniques. That sort of commitment never really interested me, despite how cool it might be when you can finally nail a famous solo. What I've done is treat it like exactly what you said, Rock Band with a real guitar, and play through a wide variety of stuff almost at random, over and over again and slowly get better at them all. But then, I was always a big fan of those games and played the shit out of the plastic guitar back in the day. A month of steady practice with Rocksmith might get you strumming along fairly well to something simpler, but there is the initial learning curve of positioning your fingers and being able to pluck the correct string(s) you have to work through. Their minigames and dynamic difficulty system help with that, and starting to play along with the real music right away is a big motivator. Way better than just looking up tabs online. With an electric, too, they make it so much more satisfying by automatically applying the correct tone effects and letting you hear what you're actually playing along with the song (I assume they can't do that if you're just using your phone to listen for the correct pitch like they're promoting with this new version). It's been a while since I played, but I had gotten to the point where I could get at least 80% accuracy on most songs I played, and the noise I was making was sounding like real music... Makes all the practice worthwhile.
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Re: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Trailer
Jun 12, 2021, 18:16
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Re: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Trailer Jun 12, 2021, 18:16
Jun 12, 2021, 18:16
 
I wouldn't be shocked if that's all in-game, this is the ONLY thing they showed today which isn't being released on last-gen consoles.
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Re: Rocksmith+ Announced
Jun 12, 2021, 18:13
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Re: Rocksmith+ Announced Jun 12, 2021, 18:13
Jun 12, 2021, 18:13
 
I wouldn't mind the UI and feature updates, but I ain't going in for no subscription bullshit... Guess I'll just keep adding songs to the old version.
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Re: US Lawmakers Target Internet Giants
Jun 12, 2021, 05:02
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Re: US Lawmakers Target Internet Giants Jun 12, 2021, 05:02
Jun 12, 2021, 05:02
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 20:24:
They forgot to add Disney (and about a dozen others I can think of off the top of my head). I guess these guys didn't donate to enough congressional campaigns.

In 2020:

Alphabet ranked #18 in contributions, #19 in lobbying
Amazon ranked #51 in contributions, #9 in lobbying
Facebook ranked #72 in contributions, #10 in lobbying
Apple ranked #64 in contributions, #54 in lobbying

Microsoft ranked #24 in contributions, #32 in lobbying
Disney ranked #28 in contributions, #111 in lobbying
AT&T ranked #27 in contributions, #17 in lobbying
Comcast ranked #36 in contributions, #15 in lobbying
Verizon ranked #126 in contributions, #24 in lobbying
Intel ranked #174 in contributions, #91 in lobbying
Sony ranked #377 in contributions, #248 in lobbying
Samsung ranked #970 in contributions, #159 in lobbying
NVIDIA ranked #639 in contributions, $0 in lobbying
Valve ranked #1,251 in contributions, $0 in lobbying
Nintendo ranked #7,158 in contributions, $0 in lobbying

Check more at: https://www.opensecrets.org/search

Kudos to Rep. Jayapal from WA, sponsoring the "Ending Platform Monopolies Act" when her top 5 contributors include Microsoft, Valve, and Amazon. That's chutzpah!
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