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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 18, 2017, 01:22 jacobvandy
 
FWIW, it takes fewer copies sold to keep a $60 game higher on the list than the $20-30 items right below it (they're ranked by total revenue). I'm sure the gap between PUBG and #2 is HUGE, no matter what it happens to be each week.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 17, 2017, 19:04 jacobvandy
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 18:48:
*cracks knuckles* time to warm up them starcraft APM muscles =D

That'll help I suppose, but the nice thing is you can pause it to look around or queue up buildings and stuff. The farther along you get, the more you'll want to use that to evaluate alerts that pop-up, etc. without losing track of what you were in the middle of doing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 17, 2017, 18:29 jacobvandy
 
I've played a couple games of TAB so far and it's fun, even though it's hard and I haven't yet made it 50 days, let alone the 100+ where I believe that end-game horde happens. With zero tutorial it takes a bit to figure out all the base-building and resource management, and I have hardly progressed in tech at all... Basically it's an old-school sandbox RTS and that is EXACTLY what I was hoping for.

However, after only a couple hours even I know that you need units to respond quickly to places where zombies break through your outer defenses. Once they make it to your residential buildings and start infecting them, it's over.
 
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News Comments > Eidos-Montréal on Single-player and Multiplayer Support
5. Re: Eidos-Montréal on Single-player and Multiplayer Support Dec 17, 2017, 15:34 jacobvandy
 
Both Deus Ex and Tomb Raider already have incorporated pseudo-online modes as an excuse to put in microtransactions, but so far they're each pretty safely ignored without impacting the single-payer. Well, Deus Ex impacts a little, they give you a poke to try it and some significant rewards for your campaign if you play the side-game a bit... If that's something they want to pursue further in future games from those franchises and others, we'll just have to wait and see whether or not they completely ruin the SP experience along the way.  
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News Comments > Obsidian Denounces Loot Boxes and Microtransactions
13. Re: Obsidian Denounces Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Dec 16, 2017, 15:35 jacobvandy
 
Slick wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 11:47:
I wonder if this game will have any sort of post-launch DLC that they charge money for. Call me a literalist, but if you charge $14.99 for content not included in the original vanilla game... that's a fucking microtransaction.


No it isn't. To use Elder Scrolls as an example, Oblivion had microtransactions (horse armor, new spells, themed hideouts) as well as expansions (Knights of the Nine, Shivering Isles). Skyrim only had expansions, although Hearthfire was borderline..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 15:05 jacobvandy
 
I watched a couple trailers as they came out, but for the past month or so I really haven't seen anything... No broadcast TV and limited internet use will do that for you, I've been busy with games! So the lengthy ad for Google Pixel's Star Wars AR stuff they played along with the previews may have spoiled me more than anything else lately, lol. It wasn't until the movie went a fair bit longer than I thought it might that I was reminded of things I saw in those early trailers but had completely forgotten about until today. Overall, I'm pleased with it, in fact I wouldn't mind going to see it again.  
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Free Weekend and Homefront for Free
2. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Free Weekend and Homefront for Free Dec 14, 2017, 18:58 jacobvandy
 
Yes, the sequel was surprisingly good after the mediocrity of the original. Reminded me a lot of Half-Life 2 in terms of gameplay tone, actually; I could easily imagine Episode 3 taking this route of undermining oppressive occupation in a semi open world, with the player choosing whether to be covert or not a lot of the time.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2017, 13:36 jacobvandy
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 11:30:
Living in a small town sometimes has it's perks. My local theater is showing Star Wars: The Last Jedi tonight at 9:30 WOOT. won't have to worry about anymore spoilers

All the theaters I've seen have showings tonight, it's just they sold out probably a month ago, lol. I'm in for tomorrow morning though, there are an absurd number of show times starting as early as 8AM.
 
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News Comments > Bungie Backs off Destiny 2 Misstep
13. Re: Bungie Backs off Destiny 2 Misstep Dec 13, 2017, 23:47 jacobvandy
 
I really don't care about raids, but I just logged in now to see that the weekly open world PVE objective is for the new DLC-exclusive planet... That's disappointing, since hopping on for an hour or so once a week to run a few public events is one of the few things I've still been doing to ever so slowly grind up my power level. Sometimes I'll do the PVP weekly, but the matchmaking is so hit or miss that I usually don't have the patience for that bullshit.

Anyway, guess I'm not playing at all this week, thanks Bungie. Keep this up and I might as well uninstall until I maybe eventually buy the season pass on sale.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 13, 2017, 18:42 jacobvandy
 
Lots of folks are pretty excited about Wasteland 2 on Switch, especially if it means more of this new generation of CRPGs might make its way there. It wouldn't surprise me at all if it sells better there than on PC, just because of all the hype and continuous flow of new owners looking for stuff to play on it.  
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News Comments > Ark: Survival Evolved Aberration Expansion Released
1. Re: Ark: Survival Evolved Aberration Expansion Released Dec 12, 2017, 13:20 jacobvandy
 
Unfortunately, this is not a free download for anybody, it's the second release that is encompassed in their Season Pass. So you pay $20 individually or $45 ($30 on sale now) for all three expansions, the third of which will come out next year.

The only free DLC for ARK is a couple of alternate maps that have the same rules and content as the base game.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
2. Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 2, 2017, 15:11 jacobvandy
 
Expected more from a free patch to support 4K and HDR with a last-gen game on your better hardware? What more do you want? It's not like they'd be able to cram the high-res texture pack in there or anything, especially if they're already scaling down as low as 2944x2160 to keep the framerate steady.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 1, 2017, 21:45 jacobvandy
 
At first I thought it must have been malicious, 'cause if you're shitting *on* someone's driveway, that's a deliberate "fuck you!" However, the surveillance video shows her hiding behind the van's door while dropping it on the edge of the street, almost in the gutter, not the driveway... She didn't seem too concerned about hiding her identity, just being the slightest bit modest with a public twosie. So I dunno, just a shameless weirdo too busy or inattentive to make it to a gas station or McDonald's that didn't want to poop their pants. I bet them internet detectives have already figured out who she is and contacted her employer, though.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 1, 2017, 13:45 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 1, 2017, 11:54:
these extremists already exist in the mainstream

Do you know what these words even mean?
 
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News Comments > DayZ Beta and Release Planned for 2018
4. Re: DayZ Beta and Release Planned for 2018 Dec 1, 2017, 11:14 jacobvandy
 
Development may be slow, but at least it's been playable these past four years... Can't say the same for Fart Citizen.  
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News Comments > Get The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for Free
5. Re: Get The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for Free Dec 1, 2017, 00:31 jacobvandy
 
NewMaxx wrote on Nov 30, 2017, 20:33:
Comes with 10% off humble monthly...

Let me just point out the obvious and say with all their recent sales and giveaways, they are clearly trying to bring people back into the fold after the whole IGN thing. Just saying.

They've been giving away those coupons forever, and they only work if you've never subscribed before. So it's not bringing people back, they're continuing to try and get fresh meat.
 
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News Comments > EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear
9. Re: EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear Nov 29, 2017, 22:51 jacobvandy
 
NewMaxx wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 21:28:
Translation: they wanted it to jump aboard the "open world" system a la AC, Mad Max, Mordor, GTA, etc. because that's a gateway to MTX and it's "popular." I'll be honest and say I'm very bored of that system of games and although I know it's had its recent successes (Breath of the Wild - which I have arriving tomorrow) to suggest there's no market for a "linear" Star Wars game is downright ridiculous. They're basically saying that such an approach is vintage (5-10 years is forever in game land, apparently) when the reality is it's easier to phone it in and get some MTX income than it is to make an actual compelling story-based game.

(given someone else here linked to AJ's video on BF2 - yes, they f'd up the potential for an innovative campaign)

Pretty much. He's the politician and investors the constituents, he'll say anything to convince people what they're doing is the right thing.
 
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News Comments > Bungie Outlines Destiny 2 Plans
2. Re: Bungie Outlines Destiny 2 Plans Nov 29, 2017, 22:48 jacobvandy
 
Yes, because having only 97% of the content compared to the PS4 version justifies wanting to pay only 17% of the price. Rolleyes  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 27, 2017, 21:57 jacobvandy
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 21:07:
What am I missing here?

Nothing, the market has zero stability and has already crashed many times. Bully for whoever has managed to ride the wave and scrape off a little bit of money, but most are just being fleeced by the mega-whale investment groups that manipulate it at will.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2017, 02:21 jacobvandy
 
DrSquick wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 21:41:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 21:36:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 15:58:
Giant space ants, maybe.

According to ZDNet Korea, the top of the line TV will be 150 inches.
Noice

Niiiice! For a mere four kidneys and a hotdog you can have a 150 inch TV. I had a 130" 1080P projector setup at my old basement, and it was amazing... But having a 7' ceiling sucked because if anyone got up they would block the picture. And you had a very expensive bulb and notable cool-down period. I'm sure it will never happen, but if there was a 150" TV that would be fantastic.

Well that's what the article is, they're saying it's coming very soon. The 'Micro' refers to them shrinking down the same LEDs they currently use in cinema-size screens. Once they can get them even smaller than 4K at 150 inches (100 microns), supposedly LED is going to replace all these LCDs, OLEDs, QLEDs or whatever else you see being used now in screens of all sizes.
 
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