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News Comments > New Splinter Cell Revealed?
2. Re: New Splinter Cell Revealed? Sep 4, 2019, 19:01 jacobvandy
 
I wonder if they care about their merch spoiling surprise announcements... Overwatch headlined the Nintendo Switch info-dump today, but everyone knew it was coming since last week when an officially-branded carrying case was mistakenly posted to Amazon, lol.  
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Adds New DLC and Free PvP Update
4. Re: Conan Exiles Adds New DLC and Free PvP Update Sep 3, 2019, 18:00 jacobvandy
 
Have they given any indication that more significant content would be added? Seems like it's always just been maintenance mode as far as updates, either because it wasn't as successful as they hoped or they've always planned to save the real new stuff for a sequel or expansion.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Free with Path of Fire
6. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Free with Path of Fire Sep 2, 2019, 16:10 jacobvandy
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Sep 2, 2019, 07:35:
rawbelly wrote on Sep 2, 2019, 00:13:
Only game I feel like playing these days. Super fun. Lots of updates. Hop in and grab your free goodies from the store this month.
Eh?
Not enough content. I always only play it at max 2 months, then it gets boring as hell.
But still the best MMO out there today. I just wish it would be more WoW-like, as in more equipment-driven and had at least about double the zones than it has now. My equipment from 4 years ago is still the best stuff you can get and starting a new char is boring, because its always the same zones you visit.

They specifically chose to NOT do the usual MMO equipment treadmill shit. But while legendary/ascended is the highest tier and may not ever be replaced, there is still plenty of endgame grinding to do. You need about a zillion of these infusion materials to add on to your weapon in order to be the most powerful you can be, and they do still come out with new rune sets and such. Otherwise, your continued progression comes from the Mastery system that grows larger with each expansion.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Year 3 Details
4. Re: Destiny 2 Year 3 Details Aug 30, 2019, 18:33 jacobvandy
 
Dwarf-Snowninja wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 15:33:
My other issue I don't think will ever be addressed as I honestly can't expect player behavior in the crucible to be controlled by an outside force but my god, the sheer toxicity in competitive crucible was mind-blowing (especially when I tried grinding for my redrix and the pistol (forget the name atm)).

There's no way toxicity won't increase drastically after a game becomes free to play.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 30, 2019, 14:36 jacobvandy
 
I don't think porn sites care about your privacy, they just don't want people to get access to their stuff for free by stealing subscriber credentials.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 30, 2019, 00:52 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, this is the company owned by THQ Nordic, parent to Deep Silver.  
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News Comments > Celeste and Inside Free on Epic Games Store
4. Re: Celeste and Inside Free on Epic Games Store Aug 30, 2019, 00:01 jacobvandy
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 22:10:
I don't even click on their site, it's clickbait as far as I'm concerned.

But they need your help if they're going to keep boasting about how many tens of millions of free game installs they've served!
 
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News Comments > Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King This Fall
4. Re: Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King This Fall Aug 29, 2019, 02:20 jacobvandy
 
Great games that deserve the re-release, but what's most interesting is the 'Disney Classic Games' branding, seeming to imply there will be more.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Steam Business Model "Unrealistic"
34. Re: Ubisoft: Steam Business Model Aug 28, 2019, 19:00 jacobvandy
 
Rhett wrote on Aug 28, 2019, 15:36:
It's so stupid to me. They have their own store and launcher... that is already mandatory in all of their games no matter where you buy it, and they're complaining about Steam? Why aren't they just on their own little platform? They're doing nothing but exacerbating the EGS issue.

Apparently they aren't confident enough in their ability to hit sales targets on PC without the exposure of a more popular service. So when Epic says they have 85 million users and takes a smaller commission, Ubisoft thinks "Well, that's almost the same as Steam, right? Let's do it!" Even though there's no telling how <anyone who's ever launched EGS to play Fortnite or grab bi-weekly freebies> will stack up against Steam's 90+ million monthly active users in terms of purchasing power...

It'd be an interesting experiment if we were ever made privy to the detailed results. Sadly, the most we'll be able to see is whether or not Ubisoft games come back to Steam after a year or however long.
 
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News Comments > Telltale Games Revival
5. Re: Telltale Games Revival Aug 28, 2019, 17:25 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, I dunno why people are getting so excited over some venture capitalists digging up this corpse and wearing its skin... You know any new games they make won't be quite the same, and how many of those licenses would even transfer over? The Walking Dead games are already owned by someone else, for example. What IPs did Telltale actually own? Not Batman, not Back to The Future, not old Lucasarts stuff... They did a couple of poker games, lol, but even those were full of licensed characters that made them worth playing.  
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Odyssey Fields of Elysium for Free
13. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Odyssey Fields of Elysium for Free Aug 27, 2019, 20:33 jacobvandy
 
Oh, I see the problem, some of the stuff is arranged differently on the website compared to the actual desktop client. I don't shop Ubi.com, it's a big mess because they have all their clothing and knick-knacks mixed in, as well as stuff for consoles. Uplay is just the PC games.  
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News Comments > Unfold Offers DARQ Money to Charity for EGS Non-Exclusivity
24. Re: Unfold Offers DARQ Money to Charity for EGS Non-Exclusivity Aug 27, 2019, 19:03 jacobvandy
 
Drayth wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 18:35:
Tim Sweeney doesn't negotiate with terrorists.

Maybe, but would that be better or worse than making a cheeky response to an anonymous troll account (zero info, 1 follower, 1 following) to start this whole thing rolling? Dude has a serious Twitter addiction.
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Odyssey Fields of Elysium for Free
5. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Odyssey Fields of Elysium for Free Aug 27, 2019, 16:44 jacobvandy
 
Orogogus wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 15:29:
The Uplay link:
https://register.ubisoft.com/acod-dlc-giveaway

I don't think it's linked anywhere on their store. If it is, they've hidden it well.

It's the second-most recent item in their news feed, posted ~9 hours ago, and there's a button link to it on the AC:O store page. Would be more visible if it were a banner, instead, but eh.
 
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News Comments > Morning Multiplex
12. Re: Morning Multiplex Aug 26, 2019, 16:23 jacobvandy
 
Bumpy wrote on Aug 26, 2019, 13:24:
I greatly appreciate the physics and lighting but the Minecraft blocks gotta go.

These voxels are like 10x smaller than what Minecraft uses, and they're necessary for making accurate destruction practical. You could smooth them out with texture meshes, but it still won't look at all comparable to non-voxel graphics, so why bother? It's better to just keep working on the efficiency of the simulation so that you can have even smaller voxels, and eventually they won't be disinguishabe from pixels.
 
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News Comments > Maxis Creating a New IP
4. Re: Maxis Creating a New IP Aug 26, 2019, 16:12 jacobvandy
 
Sounds like they want to create a new IP, but they need someone to come in and do it for them. At least, that would make more sense than coming up with something first and then hiring somebody else to take the lead...  
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News Comments > Bandai Namco Not Interested in Epic Games Store Exclusives
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2019, 13:57 jacobvandy
 
Slashman wrote on Aug 25, 2019, 08:23:
JTW wrote on Aug 25, 2019, 02:11:
Epic's business model is not exclusivity. Epic's business model is the same as everyone else's. It is Epic's plan for competing with Steam that involves exclusives, but only on specific titles chosen by them. It isn't their only option.

They haven't been doing anything else though...

They tried having a big sale with extra discounts they paid for themselves. Buuut, they didn't tell the publishers about it and several were not happy with Epic choosing the price of their game(s) and so pulled them from sale for the rest of the event. I can't imagine the amount of ass-kissing Epic had to do behind the scenes to make up for that one.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite B.R.U.T.E.s Nerfed
4. Re: Fortnite B.R.U.T.E.s Nerfed Aug 23, 2019, 14:29 jacobvandy
 
I do think it's amusing how people have bitched about this new and temporary feature enough that there's news about it once or twice a week. It's probably a lot of the same people who complain about the game they play 80 hours a week getting stale, which is what prompts them to experiment with such changes.  
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News Comments > Fez Free on Epic Games Store
1. Re: Fez Free on Epic Games Store Aug 22, 2019, 20:26 jacobvandy
 
Hmm, EGS also shows a Ubisoft sale, but the prices aren't any lower than in Uplay's own store...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2019, 14:30 jacobvandy
 
Maybe Disney should just buy Sony Pictures, too.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Aug 20, 2019, 22:27 jacobvandy
 
Blatant clickbait headline there... If that were the case, I assume it'd be more than a little added blurb to the original article about Sony buying Insomniac:

In an interview, Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony’s game studios worldwide, said exclusive titles will still be a part of the company’s strategy, but that some games -- particularly multiplayer titles designed to be played on personal computers -- may see broader distribution.

“We must support the PlayStation platform -- that is nonnegotiable,” Layden said. “That said, you will see in the future some titles coming out of my collection of studios which may need to lean into a wider installed base.”

It's unclear whether that's the entirety of Bloomberg's 'interview' or if there's more to come. But Sony has already been releasing multiplayer games on PC for a long time; dumping the studio that previously made Everquest, PlanetSide, etc. just means someone else will be stepping into that role for them. I'm not seeing the connection with porting over their in-house PlayStation exclusives.
 
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