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Re: E3 2021 Live Event Reportedly Cancelled
Mar 1, 2021, 23:50
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Re: E3 2021 Live Event Reportedly Cancelled Mar 1, 2021, 23:50
Mar 1, 2021, 23:50
 
They most likely had the reservation made a couple years ago and held onto it just in case. This council in charge of conventions and tourism WANTS it to happen so bad, you can see it's the biggest event they had on the books this year with more than 27,000 hotel room nights estimated. That's their only job, to get people there to fill rooms up, lol.
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Re: etc., etc.
Mar 1, 2021, 23:28
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Re: etc., etc. Mar 1, 2021, 23:28
Mar 1, 2021, 23:28
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 19:56:
Why the fuck didn't they just cast Ash for it? SHE IS THE FUCKING VOICE

Can she even do Tiny Tina anymore? 'Grown-up' Tina in BL3 was not nearly as entertaining. But I dunno if the difference was because the character was supposed to be older, or just that her voice changed after nearly a decade...
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Re: BUNGIECON TM Discovered
Mar 1, 2021, 19:42
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Re: BUNGIECON TM Discovered Mar 1, 2021, 19:42
Mar 1, 2021, 19:42
 
A BungieCoin would serve them better these days...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 1, 2021, 01:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2021, 01:54
Mar 1, 2021, 01:54
 
The Pyro wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 20:38:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 19:46:
It's pretty slow paced, the weapons feel underpowered, and it's difficult to navigate the environments.

Playing Haz 5 with a full group of 4 dwarves ought to solve at least two of those issues. The game spawns more enemies against a full team. Escort and Salvage missions tend to have the most enemies, and Point Extraction ramps up very quickly. As far as navigation goes, a good driller can get the team almost anywhere, and the gunner's ziplines can handle the rest.

As for underpowered weapons, there are some hefty overclocks available (the engineer's Fat Boy comes to mind - basically a tactical nuke) but it can take a while to grind those out. You need to be promoted before you can start collecting those.

The random caves, unfortunately, can be a bit inconsistent in difficulty - but that's also what gives the game its replay value. It keeps you on your toes. I've had some hellish drops that left 3 out of 4 gold-promoted miners dead within 60 seconds of exiting the drop pod. An unfortunate Korlok or BET-C spawn (random mini-bosses of sorts) can have you scrambling for survival very quickly.

If all a newbie has to say about the weapons is that they feel underpowered, that just makes me think they don't yet have a solid understanding of the basic game mechanics. Every weapon has an upgrade progression, including various ways of increasing damage if that's what you want, which is basically the main reward for leveling up and spending the resources you're gathering. Every enemy has at least one weak spot you should be aiming for, such as the head or obvious glowing soft spot, and some of them can only be dealt significant damage that way. Every class plays a slightly different role on the team, including in combat, and you can't expect all of them to be as effective in straightforward pew-pew as the Gunner. Etc., etc.

That's not to say the balance is perfect, and they are still tweaking it (current roadmap says major balance sweep is incoming as they work on introducing some brand new weapons), but I've never felt it was that much of an issue in my 100+ hours. My guess is that some people choose to play as Scout simply because they see an AR in his hands without realizing that he's a recon/support class and you're not going to be super effective in open combat unless you're very skilled and/or know what you're doing. Of course, he's my favorite class because I am and I do , but I know I have to rely on my mobility and utility when shit really hits the fan because I can't deal with big groups as well as other classes can. That's just part of the co-op design, and I accept it even though the majority of my playtime is solo.
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Re: Doom Eternal Earned $450M in Nine Months
Feb 28, 2021, 19:55
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Re: Doom Eternal Earned $450M in Nine Months Feb 28, 2021, 19:55
Feb 28, 2021, 19:55
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2021, 17:44:
How are they making that money? DLC?

It's a $60 game... Depending on how the discounts and DLC factored in, this might represent around 10-15M copies sold. The DLC never showed up on the Steam Top 10 so, at least on PC, it probably wasn't much of a factor.

Assuming the figure is even accurate, of course. I haven't seen any data from Bethesda's own mouth since it was said to set a franchise record for opening week. This guy's LinkedIn profile has been hidden or deleted already.
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free
Feb 27, 2021, 21:17
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free Feb 27, 2021, 21:17
Feb 27, 2021, 21:17
 
It has probably the most dynamic combat of any MMO I've ever played, but yeah, it's very grindy/fetchy. I didn't stick with it very long, however I could see it being a decent time-waster if you're looking for something different. You just get into a combat zone and it's non-stop action until your damn inventory gets full and you have to go sort that out.
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free
Feb 26, 2021, 23:55
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free Feb 26, 2021, 23:55
Feb 26, 2021, 23:55
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 26, 2021, 22:31:
Oddly it looks like characters in the same class all look the same, so no character creation/adjustments?

Not true at all, the character creator is one of the most in-depth and detailed you'll find in any game. I know there are a ton of cosmetic options, too, so maybe what you saw was a case of too many people making the same kinds of hackneyed archetypes (big-boob bimbo, gargantuan strongman, cute little girl, etc.) and wearing standard gear?
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Re: Hot Wheels Unleashed Announced
Feb 25, 2021, 22:30
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Re: Hot Wheels Unleashed Announced Feb 25, 2021, 22:30
Feb 25, 2021, 22:30
 
Yeah... Just another racing game with Hot Wheels vehicle skins and orange-colored roadways doesn't interest me. What it should be is the track editor they talk about, but with realistic proportions and a full-blown physics simulation for propelling cars ONLY with external forces (gravity, launchers, etc.).
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 25, 2021, 03:22
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 25, 2021, 03:22
Feb 25, 2021, 03:22
 
Razumen wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 00:48:
This game is the GameStop of video games.

This comment doesn't make an iota of sense.

Psh, you know most of these people buying aren't actually playing it, right? They're going to wait it out for almost two weeks and really stick it to the man with a mass refund!
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Feb 24, 2021, 23:18
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 24, 2021, 23:18
Feb 24, 2021, 23:18
 
Well, that mousepad is a life-sized portrait of an anime chick from the boobs up and costs nearly $500... Apparently they use a special material for the ample cleavage and are scrambling to find enough of it to fulfill all of their orders, lol.
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Re: On Steam Controller Support
Feb 24, 2021, 23:10
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Re: On Steam Controller Support Feb 24, 2021, 23:10
Feb 24, 2021, 23:10
 
Another very under-rated feature that Steam offers and no competitor cares to... Including Microsoft. "Fine, here, an Xbox controller works, but fuck anything else you want Windows to recognize!"
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Delayed
Feb 24, 2021, 23:04
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Delayed Feb 24, 2021, 23:04
Feb 24, 2021, 23:04
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 20:54:
Are we close to the final patch yet or not? I still have loaded it up since the save bug. Other stuff to play and a lack of time have made that easier than I thought. Yearning to return, thoughts from the crowd...safe to come back yet? I see some folks are doing all the endings etc, so I guess so.

The save bug only affected a very small number of people who played excessively and/or exploitatively. I played as thoroughly as I usually do in open world games, clearing the map and doing all the side quests I can find before beating it, etc., but that wasn't enough to trigger the issue. Anyway, it was fixed a month ago.
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Re: Fallout 4 DLC Lawsuit
Feb 23, 2021, 22:33
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Re: Fallout 4 DLC Lawsuit Feb 23, 2021, 22:33
Feb 23, 2021, 22:33
 
I think they've probably benefited from the popular conception of season passes, and how those are generally expected to only include a certain number of DLCs. If it's true that they really did not have any fine print specifying exactly what would be included with the pass and those promises of "all we ever do" was the only description available for a time, then maybe there is a case. But you might have to prove that timeline somehow, because the store page for the pass does explicitly list what's included and I'm not sure how long it's been that way. I've never felt ripped off for not being able to access the Creation Club stuff, but then I only paid $24, not $50 like this kid most likely did at GameStop two years ago.
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Delayed Again; Developer Removed
Feb 23, 2021, 14:59
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Delayed Again; Developer Removed Feb 23, 2021, 14:59
Feb 23, 2021, 14:59
 
Bloodlines was a freak accident with no right to be as good as it was. Other studios have tried to recreate it many times before, and while I don't blame people for hoping a licensed sequel might actually pull that off, I've personally never had any such faith.
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Re: PC Getting Days Gone and More PlayStation Games
Feb 23, 2021, 14:37
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Re: PC Getting Days Gone and More PlayStation Games Feb 23, 2021, 14:37
Feb 23, 2021, 14:37
 
Days Gone is great, I don't care what critics said. Too few post-apocalyptic survival games put an emphasis on your transportation, and in this game the motorcycle really is your closest companion. Then you have the best dynamic zombie horde system ever created, even though the instances where it truly gets a chance to shine are relatively few and far between. That's where I think this game can really benefit from a PC version, more so than Horizon -- hopefully modders will be able to do some more with the horde mechanics, really ramp it up beyond what the console hardware allowed for.
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Re: Persona 5 Strikers Strikes
Feb 23, 2021, 12:58
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Re: Persona 5 Strikers Strikes Feb 23, 2021, 12:58
Feb 23, 2021, 12:58
 
For anyone wondering, this is not the usual reskinned crossover, it actually does not play much like Dynasty Warriors at all. It's very similar to the proper Persona 5 game, except with the hack and slash action in place of turn-based combat encounters within dungeons.
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Re: HITMAN 3 Location Imports Now Available
Feb 22, 2021, 02:50
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Re: HITMAN 3 Location Imports Now Available Feb 22, 2021, 02:50
Feb 22, 2021, 02:50
 
Satoru wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 02:09:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 20:14:
Way to miss the point on your way to flying off the handle again... It's like not wanting to buy the DVD when you know the Blu-ray is coming soon; it says nothing about the movie itself, just your choice of format. They still want the game.

No, its really like you not wanting to buy the Blu-ray because its at Target instead of Walmart.

The content is 100% identical. You just refuse to buy it because you don't want to go across the street to Target.

Its not even like a console exclusive which requires a several hundred dollar hardware wall to access content

All you literally have to do is

1) install Epic
2) install game
3) play game

Like that's it. Its literally zero difference to steam. You can even create a desktop shortcut if you're that invested in not seeing the epic client at all.

It's not zero difference if you value the added services one store offers along with the products they sell which the other store does not. Nevermind that I specifically avoided this comparison because my point had nothing to do with Steam vs. Epic, but hey, let's keep beating this pile of dust that used to be a dead horse! That is exactly how millions of people choose where to buy billions of identical products from every single day, and what was stated to be the reason why a particular person said they were waiting to buy Hitman 3. Whether or not YOU value those differences is irrelevant to their decision, and any other decision aside from your own. The fact that so many people seem to think that one opinion or the other on this matter is objectively "correct" is the reason why these same comments are posted and re-posted every time the subject comes up. It's boring.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Details
Feb 21, 2021, 20:37
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Re: Overwatch 2 Details Feb 21, 2021, 20:37
Feb 21, 2021, 20:37
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 20, 2021, 18:55:
Dude @ :56 looks like he hits the gym, yaaay for gym gamers representation and diversity through devs who do the same!
nm, next scene, he clearly doesnt work back and shoulders. It was all a lie.

You should check out the lead dev for 7 Days to Die, his forum avatar is often his giant, half-naked torso. It's kind of annoying to read through his posts trying to find info on the game because half of them are about body building or MMA, lol.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Feb 21, 2021, 20:20
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Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 21, 2021, 20:20
Feb 21, 2021, 20:20
 
There are a few hundred reviews in English, some people are buying and playing it despite the language barrier (and it's apparently pretty good). But yeah, a large part of Steam's explosive growth in recent years has been in Asia, that's no secret.

This comment was edited on Feb 21, 2021, 20:57.
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Re: HITMAN 3 Location Imports Now Available
Feb 21, 2021, 20:14
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Re: HITMAN 3 Location Imports Now Available Feb 21, 2021, 20:14
Feb 21, 2021, 20:14
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 19:52:
Blockenstein wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 14:54:
Too little too late. At this point I've already decided to wait until the Steam release. It's where I own the previous two games already, and it's where all my friends are. As long as Epic refuses to add basic features to their storefront every game released there is a sub-standard product as far as I am concerned. I won't pay money to play an inferior product, so I'll just wait.

People put their heart and soul into the art of games but you consider all of them "sub-standard" as long as they aren't on your favorite digital bookshelf. So fucking ridiculous.

Way to miss the point on your way to flying off the handle again... It's like not wanting to buy the DVD when you know the Blu-ray is coming soon; it says nothing about the movie itself, just your choice of format. They still want the game.
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