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News Comments > Ancient Frontier Trailer
5. Re: Ancient Frontier Trailer Aug 31, 2017, 14:51 jacobvandy
 
Darks wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 12:17:
Another stupid turn based game. I think this new generation of people have gotten slow in the mind. Its like they cant think on the run and react to real time RTS games anymore.

Ill take real time RTS action over this crap any-day of the week.

Mmhmm, I suppose it was those dumb millenials who invented chess... Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Officially Launches
6. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Officially Launches Aug 29, 2017, 21:36 jacobvandy
 
I bought it about 6 months ago when it was on sale for $12 and enjoyed the 50 or so hours I played solo. It's pretty brutal until you figure out what you're doing, but then it's a lot of fun conquering these environments and taming dinos, working up the tech tree until you're at the top of the food chain...

But then it sucked because the VERY best stuff (futuristic weapons and nano armor) is locked behind super difficult group raids that are impossible to do solo unless you spend god knows how much time taming and raising a whole army of Tyrannosaurs. I uninstalled at that point and probably won't go back unless they change that, make it scale to recognize that you're playing singleplayer mode.

Maybe they've done that since then, I dunno, but either way the price hike is ridiculous and I don't think I'd recommend something this rough around the edges for $60.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Open Beta
35. Re: Destiny 2 Open Beta Aug 29, 2017, 21:25 jacobvandy
 
The controls feel pretty good to me, and it runs great. I dunno how much more of the beta I'll play after that prologue and then one run of the raid, 'cause it's less fun when you're not actually leveling up or in need of any loot, but I'm certainly keeping my $38 pre-order.  
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News Comments > Game of Thrones Game Rumor
10. Re: Game of Thrones Game Rumor Aug 28, 2017, 23:40 jacobvandy
 
They probably still have time to completely rip off Mount & Blade and just make it set in Westeros before that damn sequel finally releases...  
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
11. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 25, 2017, 12:11 jacobvandy
 
Awesome. It's basically an outline of the story and locations, but with a little imagination you can totally see the flow of gameplay would work. From slower exploration parts to more dynamic cutsceney sections and various combat scenarios in between. It is completely believable to me, which makes it all the more bittersweet.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Reveals VR Release Dates
7. Re: Bethesda Reveals VR Release Dates Aug 23, 2017, 13:10 jacobvandy
 
Gib007 wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 12:39:
"No PC version of Skyrim VR is planned"

Why the hell not!? I don't understand that.

Maybe they don't feel a need to make a special VR version of Skyrim because it's been played on PC in VR for several years already? I've not experienced it myself, but it doesn't have many of the elements FO4 does that I imagine would cause problems and require special consideration (not the least of which being VATS).
 
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News Comments > BIOMUTANT Announced
5. Re: BIOMUTANT Announced Aug 22, 2017, 23:07 jacobvandy
 
Action RPG is a very broad term, it doesn't just mean Diablo clones anymore. Not since RPG elements started permeating just about every genre. Hard to say for sure without seeing gameplay, but the very pretty screenshots look more like over-the-shoulder third-person.  
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News Comments > BRINK Goes Free-to-Play
8. Re: BRINK Goes Free-to-Play Aug 22, 2017, 22:54 jacobvandy
 
All free games on Steam go under the Free to Play category, doesn't matter if they're grindy and pay-to-win or just plain old free with no strings.

I actually had some fun with Brink back when it first came out. It's not the best thing ever, and that was reflected by disappointing sales and a playerbase that didn't stick around very long, but a 100% discount on what was originally a full-price AA game... Hard to shake a stick at that.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Aug 18, 2017, 20:59 jacobvandy
 
Right? I wish common sense judges like that were more prevalent, across the country. Not that it would work for every case, but a HUGE chunk of them can and should be decided by one person in a half hour or less. At the very least, someone like Judge Judy could examine your case and decide if it even deserves to be filed at all. But then the blood-sucking lawyers would raise hell in the face of such efficiency.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 17, 2017, 10:43 jacobvandy
 
I was surprised to see this nowhere in the top 10 best sellers on Steam this morning. Concurrent player counts for this brand new game are barely competing with how many still play Saints Row 3 or 4... Maybe this new IP thing really bit them in the ass, or they've done a piss-poor job marketing it. Nobody knows it's Volition.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Specialization Diaries
2. Re: Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Specialization Diaries Aug 16, 2017, 13:34 jacobvandy
 
Similar to the first game, these expansions are optional and self-contained for the most part. You can buy one or the other or both at a combined discount if you want. This FAQ explains the differences pretty well, what you get and don't get by owning this new one and not the previous: https://help.guildwars2.com/hc/en-us/articles/115010688287-Guild-Wars-2-Path-of-Fire-FAQ  
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News Comments > Agents of Mayhem Released
14. Re: Agents of Mayhem Released Aug 16, 2017, 10:05 jacobvandy
 
Deep Silver didn't buy Volition to tell them what to do. They bought them because they wanted the studio responsible for Saints Row and Red Faction because they thought those were good games. Volition could make whatever they want, and they chose to make this slightly different spin-off.

Deep Silver does own Saints Row, but what possible reason would they have for saying no, you can't make amother game in this well-liked multi-million selling franchise we paid so much to acquire? They don't own Red Faction, however, but I still would like to see them try open world destruction again... Maybe next time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2017, 13:30 jacobvandy
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 09:58:
Fitting line about this seasons GoT.
Not really a spoiler but hidden for those late watchers.
The pace is comically speedy, fit to be set to the Benny Hill theme
I liked it better when it was based on a book instead of television writers.
But I'm still watching. Amazed

Yeah, I don't get it, why the rush to finish it? What we've seen so far of this shorter season could have been two full-length ones in the earlier style...

If they have enough content, and the ratings are the highest they've ever been (those don't even include streaming), what am I missing? Some newly-appointed douchebag exec put the kiebash on it just because he can? Or are they in some kind of budget crunch situation where they failed to monetize well enough to cover escalating production costs?

Just trying to understand how HBO could stumble at the finish line like this, so grossly mishandling their highest-rated show of all time. It's still entertaining, but they've clearly lost their way without the guidance of the books to flesh it out and reminds me of any number of other series who were canceled prematurely and had to desperately shoehorn everything they could into the final episodes.
 
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News Comments > Agents of Mayhem Launch Trailer
4. Re: Agents of Mayhem Launch Trailer Aug 14, 2017, 22:39 jacobvandy
 
Rhett wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 19:28:
Looks like a mindless third person shooter with Saints Row-esque jokes/innuendo? I guess there's some bit of customization but these trailers don't really help. :X

Funny you should say that... Not sure why it isn't mentioned here like it is on the Steam store page, but this is the new game from the guys who made Saints Row. I dunno why they chose to differentiate it from that series while still maintaining a lot of the same style, humor, and general gameplay ideas, but this is basically Saints Row 5 with a wider cast of playable pre-made characters. They even have Johnny Gat as a pre-order bonus.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 13, 2017, 17:18 jacobvandy
 
Nevermind how difficult it can be to locate someone in the map, what about how small the chances are that you even get put into the same match as a streamer and can identify when you do? It's not like DayZ or any number of other games where it's as simple as finding out the name of the server they're on and choosing to connect to the same one, the matchmaking is all random and anonymous for the most part, isn't it? With all the dumb luck involved preventing you from purposely doing it whenever you want, how can it possibly be such a significant issue that rules need to be made about it?  
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News Comments > Computers Are Good at Computer Games: AI Wins Dota 2 1-on-1
3. Re: Computers Are Good at Computer Games: AI Wins Dota 2 1-on-1 Aug 12, 2017, 13:12 jacobvandy
 
If it's "AI" and not just a bot that's been programmed to play, how can they have any control over or make any guarantees about the APM? I mean, if it's actually thinking and acting for itself, why wouldn't it do as much as it could as fast as it possibly could, like a competitive player does? It's not remotely fair on that basis alone.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Preview Weekend
2. Re: Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Preview Weekend Aug 11, 2017, 20:54 jacobvandy
 
If you do already play, though, you create a new throwaway character that is automatically level 80 and has access to mirror copies of most of your account's assets. Nothing carries over from this beta/demo back to the real game. So then you can fuck around and do whatever you want without it impacting your actual stuff. Like, try out the ectoplasm gambling and see how rich you can get before inevitably your luck runs out and you go broke.  
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
12. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 11:28 jacobvandy
 
RIP. Transition to F2P incoming...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2017, 13:11 jacobvandy
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 4, 2017, 12:55:
Path of Exile 3.0 -- The Fall of Oriath launches in about three hours. Anyone care to predict how it will go?

Laggy as fuck? I probably won't even try to play this weekend.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: How to Photograph the 2017 Solar Eclipse Using Your Smartphone. Aug 3, 2017, 22:16 jacobvandy
 
So, buy a telephoto lens and a tripod, make sure you have a solar light filter, get a custom app to avoid jpeg compression... Could've saved us all some time and just said to get a real camera, lol.  
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