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News Comments > Totally Reliable Delivery Service Announced
3. Re: Totally Reliable Delivery Service Announced Jan 18, 2019, 20:50 jacobvandy
 
Looks a lot like Human Fall Flat, but it's not from the same devs. I guess 'wacky physics in a minimalistic cartoon world' is a genre now.  
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News Comments > On Destiny's Destiny
8. Re: On Destiny's Destiny Jan 18, 2019, 15:55 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2019, 15:41:
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 18, 2019, 13:42:
Creston wrote on Jan 18, 2019, 13:20:
Uncoupling from Microsoft? They were part of Activision?

I think we can forgive Blue the slip. Weren't they "with" Microsoft before they were "with" Activision?

So basically Bungie is a slut?

By the most puritanical of definitions maybe... Two "relationships" in 19 years is only slutty if you save yourself for marriage and would rather die than divorce.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jan 17, 2019, 21:23 jacobvandy
 
The article admits that $250k is a complete guess, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was at least six figures. I think they'd have to spend several thousand on trading cards alone, and mostly level up the event badges since they aren't capped at 5 like game badges are.  
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Going on a Diet: Will Require Redownload
2. Re: Sea of Thieves Going on a Diet: Will Require Redownload Jan 16, 2019, 22:06 jacobvandy
 
In before it's discovered the savings are due to heavy compression of textures and/or audio files and "everyone" demands it be reverted.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Apologizes for Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Misstep
10. Re: Ubisoft Apologizes for Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Misstep Jan 16, 2019, 21:22 jacobvandy
 
I know they've ditched that whole thing where only descendants of these ancient heroes can use the Animus to explore their DNA memories, but still, it's made pretty obvious that this particular bloodline is what bestows the demigod-like power you have in Odyssey... So it makes sense to me that that would need to be passed on, and even in the base game's story it's revealed about halfway through that Alexios/Kassandra was born of a cold and calculating act of procreation to pass on this blood rather than the romantic relationship between their mother and [step-]father. I get that 'breeder' is a popular anti-hetero slur, but you kind of need to accept the fact they have a story they're telling and maybe, just maybe, this one concession has to be made to keep that going.

However, at the same time, I feel like it doesn't make sense for them to shoe-horn this in where they did, citing a "realization of mortality," since it's also shown in the base game's story that they receive a magical staff that MAKES THEM IMMORTAL! They live for thousands of years and show up in the present day wearing a snazzy casual suit to have a face-to-face conversation with Layla, the character who is using the Animus to explore their memories. So they better have a good reason for this needing to happen how it does, or else it doesn't make much sense even for those who aren't offended by how it affects their role-playing...

This comment was edited on Jan 16, 2019, 21:56.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry New Dawn System Specs
11. Re: Far Cry New Dawn System Specs Jan 16, 2019, 13:09 jacobvandy
 
Watter wrote on Jan 16, 2019, 12:50:
I only made it halfway through FC4 and I skipped FC5 altogether. That said, I rather liked the idea of a bright colorful "natural" post-apocalyptic mad-max-ish setting. Now that I've had a break from it, I could stand heading back in for the somewhat shallow story and combat of the series again in this particular setting. I'm far more willing to suspend belief for this kind of thing than I am a wide-ranging super powerful christian cult in the middle of Montana.

How hard do you need to suspend knowing that this apocalypse was caused by that cult's leader setting off a nuke?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 15, 2019, 21:56 jacobvandy
 
Wow, so if I still had Netflix, I'd be seeing my subscription price jump more than 60% in the space of three years... Last time they raised it, they gave existing customers a thank you gift of locking in the old rate for TWO YEARS, and now you get no more than a few months depending on where you are in a staggered roll-out.

Anyone else remember when they used to grant you small credits on your bill any time an error on their end interrupted your streaming? If they still did that now, a lot of people would pay nothing at all!
 
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News Comments > VR Shoes Demoed
2. Re: VR Shoes Demoed Jan 15, 2019, 18:47 jacobvandy
 
as it doesn't appear like these will work when you are standing.

Sure they will, if you've been practicing your moonwalk.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Jan 13, 2019, 12:57 jacobvandy
 
I dunno man, I see a lot of memes about how people find a new show on Netflix and sit there like a lump going through all 8 seasons or whatever, then suddenly it's two days later. That's what the non-gamer types are doing these days, though they're also on their phones the entire time, I'm sure.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Jan 13, 2019, 11:28 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2019, 03:15:
jamiedj99 wrote on Jan 12, 2019, 23:52:
I wonder where WHO was when too many people watch TV and they now need to make it an addiction.

No one has stayed up 50 hours straight watching TV. However, most on this site have done that playing video games before. Some have played games until death. It's a bit different due to the interactivity.

Right... I'm pretty sure I've spent more of my life gaming than anyone else I know, and my record for a consecutive session is mayyybe 15 hours. But that includes several breaks for eating, using the bathroom, and just plain stretching the legs. And when that happens overnight, where I try staying up as long as I can for the hell of it, I don't think I've ever been more than 30 or so hours without sleeping.

Granted, I'm not insane, nor have I attempted such feats with the aid of performance enhancers like amphetamines or cocaine. Which I assume are among the requirements for the 50-hour achievement.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2019, 15:18 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 12, 2019, 13:30:
Life would suck as a video game.

I dunno, being able to save scum could be pretty handy.

Or it's that Tom Cruise film where you're trapped in a roguelike, dying hundreds of times until you figure out exactly how to win.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 12, 2019, 01:10 jacobvandy
 
I thought that was satire at first, but nope:

Today’s update to the Red Dead Online Beta introduces Gun Rush, where you’ll put your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players. Available to play now in Free-for-all and Team variations, where the last one standing wins.
 
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News Comments > Lawsuit Alleges Secret $12M Randy Pitchford Bonus
1. Re: Lawsuit Alleges Secret $12M Randy Pitchford Bonus Jan 11, 2019, 20:34 jacobvandy
 
Blah blah blah, gimme Borderlands 3!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2019, 10:24 jacobvandy
 
I wonder if MSN posts about any of the hilarious footage where wrinkled old folks are completely baffled by new technology.  
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News Comments > The Division 2 Blows Off Steam; Specs Revealed
14. Re: The Division 2 Blows Off Steam; Specs Revealed Jan 9, 2019, 21:02 jacobvandy
 
Frijoles wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 19:16:
All goes through UPlay anyway.

Yep. I'm probably gonna spend Ubi-coins for 20% off unless GMG has a better deal, same as the past however many of their games I've bought in the past 5 years. This news is mildly interesting because Ubisoft is the only major publisher I can think of who has had their own store for a long time and yet continued to sell everything on Steam. Why move over to another third party instead of just stand on your own, finally? It does indeed smell a bit like an exclusivity deal is afoot.
 
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News Comments > Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required
19. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 8, 2019, 15:44 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 13:19:
That's pretty low-spec. I'm curious what their trailers are running on, because either those are FUD or they have somehow achieved absolutely miraculous optimization in Frostbite.

I'm having a hard time taking the specs seriously when they recommend either a GTX 1060 or RTX 2060, as if the latter isn't like 50% more powerful.
 
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News Comments > Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires
24. Re: Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires Jan 4, 2019, 12:13 jacobvandy
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 4, 2019, 10:08:
You know that blind people aren't 100% blind, right?

Yep.. Do you know that I was responding to the listed requirement of a feature for those "without vision," which is in addition to a separate requirement for those with "low vision?" I stand by my sentiment that developers shouldn't be forced to cater to those completely unable to perceive the 'video' part of a video game.

And bully for the blind guy who plays COD, but you'll notice he's been doing so without any special accommodations mandated by the government.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram
2. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 3, 2019, 20:56 jacobvandy
 
There's nothing here to stop, it's the same anniversary event as the past however many years. They probably have one script to double-click that automatically schedules it to go live and makes the news post.  
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News Comments > Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires
9. Re: Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires Jan 3, 2019, 20:48 jacobvandy
 
NKD wrote on Jan 3, 2019, 20:35:
Grokk wrote on Jan 3, 2019, 20:33:

I mean, how do you achieve this in a fast paced FPS?

(i) Operable without vision. Provide at least one mode that does not require user vision.


Have voice chat?

Yeah, it's easy to skim this news and think it applies to the games in general, not just communications. HOWEVER, it still begs the question... Why the fuck is a blind person playing an FPS? I'm all for accessibility in ways that make sense, like colorblind modes and large fonts and sure, voice chat, but sometimes the inclusion police are just plain unreasonable.

Who's gonna be enforcing this on every single game ever made from now on as well as some that already exist if they're still being updated, anyway?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2019, 13:06 jacobvandy
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 12:19:
J wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 12:10:
"popular"
Yeah, it would be more accurate to say it has a higher "population" which is independent of its popularity.

That's not how language works, lol.
 
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