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News Comments > The Forest Released; VR Support Next Month
6. Re: The Forest Released; VR Support Next Month Apr 30, 2018, 22:49 jacobvandy
 
Bought this today and sunk a few hours so far, it's really cool. Very macabre and legitimately scary at times, but the survival aspects are very well done. Making a shelter is important if you want to sleep through the pitch black night, gotta build a fire and keep it fueled for cooking or warding off enemies, and holy shit, the inventory/crafting screen is the coolest one I've ever fucking seen.

I have a camp site now that looks like a real one, not a video game one... You can't hold infinite supplies in a magic backpack, so if you want to hoard stuff you have to construct storage racks for all your sticks, rocks, logs, bones, arrows, etc. Then your cabinet shelving has spaces on it where you physically place small items, you see everything on display and pick out stuff you want from it with no menus involved. Apparently I'm beginning to piss off the natives, so I've been dabbling in the fortifications and traps, too, all very rustic and plausible stuff.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Apr 28, 2018, 14:17 jacobvandy
 
So.. Are they trying to pull off 'Doomgal,' or does a female lead mean they're going for a different angle on the story? Does it even matter if the movie is not going to be released in theaters?  
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News Comments > It Lurks Below Early Access
10. Re: It Lurks Below Early Access Apr 25, 2018, 19:48 jacobvandy
 
Obviously anyone that abhors the art style need not apply, but as a big fan of Terraria and ARPGs I've been looking forward to this. Terraria has very broad appeal due to its balance of the creative and action/adventure aspects, but it's very light on actual RPG mechanics. Brevik is basically making a Diablo total conversion mod that infuses real classes, character building, randomized loot, etc into that style of game.  
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News Comments > Warcraft III Job Listing
6. Re: Warcraft III Job Listing Apr 25, 2018, 14:06 jacobvandy
 
HoSpanky wrote on Apr 25, 2018, 11:56:
Prez wrote on Apr 25, 2018, 10:47:
A Warcraft 3 remaster is probably as much attention the RTS series is ever going to get from Blizzard sadly. Warcraft 4 will ship when Half-Life 3 does.

The main issue is the storyline, not the genre. WoW is still going, so unless Blizzard wants to RTS-up some of the events in WoW, they'd have to have a completely different set of characters. That...might sell, but it'd probably fly about as well as a Toy Story movie without Woody and Buzz.

Er, you're trying to say people actually care about the story in an RTS game? That's news to me.
 
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News Comments > Valve Acquires Campo Santo
7. Re: Valve Acquires Campo Santo Apr 22, 2018, 16:19 jacobvandy
 
Wesp5 wrote on Apr 22, 2018, 16:08:
Firewatch was just another walking simulator, I agree. But then look at the original demo of the team that Valve bought to make Portal! At least if they don't want to make some own games (HL3 confirmed!) they keep buying other teams to keep the fake image up that they are still a game developer and not just a game distributor.

Bingo. New folks bring in new ideas, which can then be executed with Valve expertise.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Apr 22, 2018, 14:16 jacobvandy
 
Leper wrote on Apr 22, 2018, 13:14:
I don't think Let's Plays should be allowed on these major sites (unless the company specifically allows it). It's like allowing someone to upload a movie to on Youtube and it's ok because they provide some commentary periodically. Gameplay is only one part of a game's value but that's the only part that you miss out on from watching a Let's Play.

I agree, but most devs/pubs encourage it as a form of free advertising. Nintendo is the only company I can think of that actively fights against this sort of thing, and people hate them for it, but it's probably necessary in order to maintain all the same IP rights they have now. Streaming clearly does not fall under fair use, and it makes you wonder if allowing it might set precedent for future changes in related laws that result in companies losing control of their properties.
 
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News Comments > Survarium Graphics Upgrade
3. Re: Survarium Graphics Upgrade Apr 20, 2018, 12:35 jacobvandy
 
It's probably a more correct way to hold a rifle than the limp-wristed technique most games portray.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 19, 2018, 22:04 jacobvandy
 
Good for them, but they made the teachers' nightmares a few shades darker... Now instead of just the incessant chatter about it, kids can actually play the game at school.  
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News Comments > Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Revealed
2. Re: Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Revealed Apr 19, 2018, 11:38 jacobvandy
 
I hope they learned from the disaster that was 3.  
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News Comments > Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching
23. Re: Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching Apr 17, 2018, 11:46 jacobvandy
 
Shh, I said y'all so it doesn't sound like I'm addressing a specific person who went so far as to tweet back at Cliffy with a meme about misusing words.  
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News Comments > Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching
21. Re: Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching Apr 17, 2018, 11:09 jacobvandy
 
Y'all realize it was Blue who chose that word and not Cliff, right? The actual tweet is quoted right there, "stop trying to hire away my team."  
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News Comments > Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching
1. Re: Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching Apr 16, 2018, 21:09 jacobvandy
 
So the garage band tweets at the current chart-topper with an accusation of stolen melodies... Just an excuse to promote their new album to a fan base much larger than their own.

They must have really meant it when they described Radical Heights as a passion project, if they're "really happy" about these numbers for a FREE game: http://steamcharts.com/app/809960#All
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 17:00 jacobvandy
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 16:44:
Also wanted to note that Far Cry 5, as of this morning, has been cracked! So, it took CPY, what? Not even a month? Ubi should give it up at this point...

=-Rigs-=

Forgetting the big picture, are we? Games used to be cracked on release day, if not leaked and fully playable up to a week in advance... If they're bragging about cracking something in "not even a month," that still means the publishers are winning, lol.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: Re:Teens Obsessed with Fortnite Apr 15, 2018, 16:48 jacobvandy
 
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 13:37:
Soon to be Radical Heights that teens will play...

Only Cliffy really believes that.
 
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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Cancelled
4. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Cancelled Apr 14, 2018, 02:50 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, I'm starving for new Terraria, too, but unless something changed drastically since last I checked, Otherworld was not the sequel. It was more of a standalone expansion sort of thing, completely separate from Terraria 2, which has been in the works for 5 years or so. From what I can tell, development on that slowed down after they realized the outsourcing wasn't going so well and the main guy(s) had to try and salvage Otherworld... At least now that the side project has been put out of its misery, hopefully they're full-steam ahead on 2.  
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News Comments > New BioShock Rumored
12. Re: New BioShock Rumored Apr 14, 2018, 02:27 jacobvandy
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 14, 2018, 01:18:
but when you compare it to a behemoth like the GTA series you see some holes that they probably simply couldn't afford to fill.

That's why they fail. The first Mafia was different enough to stand on its own, but when you go from GTA-like to GTA clone, you're inviting expectations you can't possibly live up to.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 11, 2018, 22:03 jacobvandy
 
Yeah... Rather than being triggered by the mention of he-who-shall-not-be-named Rolleyes , I'd suggest RTFA. Or here, a more comprehensive look at the issue that informed it: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/how-congress-censored-internet

Bottom line, it's bad, any help it might provide in the fight against sex trafficking is far outweighed by the Orwellian indirect attack on internet freedoms. Site owners such as Blue now have to worry about everything their users post (or might have posted previously), because just a poorly-worded crude joke that might possibly be construed as even supporting some kind of prostitution could get him in criminal trouble. Which I'm sure would be the end of Blue's News real quick, or at least the community portion of it. This isn't a partisan issue, it's not even pretending to be one as most of them do -- this is the government fucking all of us equally.
 
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News Comments > Radical Heights Launched
12. Re: Radical Heights Launched Apr 10, 2018, 18:23 jacobvandy
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 17:13:
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 16:29:
Currently #65 in total players online, right alongside H1Z1 and Clicker Heroes... Not a strong showing for a F2P launch.

On Twitch it's #4 with 77,293 viewers.

Lol, okay. You know what's still ahead of it? "Welcome to the Game II," apparently the latest fad of a shitty horror game that nobody buys but people like to watch for a minute. That game is $10 and has under 500 concurrent players: http://steamcharts.com/app/720250

Any bad free game can get tens of thousands of concurrent players on its launch day... Radical Heights just isn't.

Edit: To illustrate how volatile those numbers are, I've seen them both jump up and down by the tens of thousands multiple times in the past ten minutes. It's probably no more than a handful of mid-level streamers filtering in and out of either game. Regardless, Twitch viewers don't make CliffyB money. Meanwhile, Far Cry 5 pushed PUBG off the #1 spot and proved to be Ubisoft's second most successful launch ever, but it has only 12k viewers...

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News Comments > Radical Heights Launched
7. Re: Radical Heights Launched Apr 10, 2018, 16:29 jacobvandy
 
Currently #65 in total players online, right alongside H1Z1 and Clicker Heroes... Not a strong showing for a F2P launch.  
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News Comments > Radical Heights Launched
5. Re: Radical Heights Launched Apr 10, 2018, 15:51 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, I don't get it. It's a horrible idea to play on nostalgia, 'cause anyone old enough to get any of these references is FAR from the target audience of a battle royale game. Gamers in the 40+ age group might give it a shot for that reason, but they won't be living and breathing it the way kids 8-18 would, which seem to comprise the majority of those who've made Fortnite BR such a success. They're all about half my age or less, and I was a '90s kid... So this game taking off would hinge more on its actual merits (unlikely), or some kind of miracle happening where '80s cheese suddenly comes back in style and this game is there to cater to that.  
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