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News Comments > Get Metro 2033 Free on Steam
7. Re: Get Metro 2033 Free on Steam Oct 25, 2018, 23:16 jacobvandy
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 22:43:
Really disliked this game. Constantly dying because of lack of breathers is NOT fun at all. Could have been a decent game without that nonsense.

There are filters everywhere, you're simply not looting enough. It shouldn't even be a concern unless you're playing with the hardcore survival mode enabled, which drastically lowers the amount of time you get out of each one. Then you really have to keep moving while still thoroughly searching as you go.
 
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News Comments > HELLGATE: London Returning (Again) Next Month
30. Re: HELLGATE: London Returning (Again) Next Month Oct 24, 2018, 18:50 jacobvandy
 
I only played the original by myself anyway, so.. Bring it on!  
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Beta Promises "Spectacular Issues"
3. Re: Fallout 76 Beta Promises Oct 22, 2018, 21:28 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 21:07:
Also, it has Battle Royale. Jesus Christ.

Clickbait article.. From the description Bethesda provides, it doesn't sound like BR at all. 4 or more players queue into an impromptu PVP match to hunt each other down within the time limit, and killing the person you've been assigned will then give you their target to go after next. So they borrow the concept of shrinking boundaries to force you into conflict if you're taking too long, but is that really all we're using to define the genre these days? It doesn't say anything about starting with nothing and needing to quickly scavenge your gear along the way (leaving one with the presumption that you bring whatever you have gathered previously, during normal survival gameplay), and such a small number of participants does hardly a battle royale make.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 19, 2018, 21:09 jacobvandy
 
Gigabit with a 1TB cap, huh... So if you actually use that speed for anything, you'll hit your limit in a few hours. Then, BAM, Comcast showers you in fees.  
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Adds The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon
6. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Adds The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon Oct 17, 2018, 18:40 jacobvandy
 
The only significant bug I ever ran into was a particular side quest wasn't able to be turned in, which was annoying only because that meant I was carrying a few somewhat heavy quest items for longer than I would've liked... They fixed that about a week after launch, though. Really great game.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 15, 2018, 20:46 jacobvandy
 
Lmfao, that Kotaku writer's about-the-author blurb is two words, "News editor." Then the rest of the three lines in that space is him begging people to buy his book... Pretty much what I'd expect from that shithole publication.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
12. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 14, 2018, 02:40 jacobvandy
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 14, 2018, 01:42:
I am willing to bet money that all of the Netflix Marvel shows end up on the new Disney streaming service eventually. Don't be shocked if Iron Fist and/or the "Sisters of the Dragon" show up over there when it launches. If I were Disney I would do just one more season of each show and move them. Doesn't make sense to make original content for a competitor. Let them use previously released stuff? Sure. But new stuff? Nah.

Even if that did happen, the shows would be completely different. They're not gonna have so much violence, profanity, nudity, etc. on a Disney service, lol. These series only exist because they're completely separated from other Marvel productions, to the point where they make no direct reference to anything from the MCU and awkwardly avoid speaking the name of any Avenger.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 13, 2018, 15:51 jacobvandy
 
I'm only about halfway through season 2 of Iron Fist so far (mild spoilers ahead), but I can't imagine it gets that much better later on to qualify describing its cancellation as "shocking." It's so dreadfully boring, and chocked full of meaningless drama from the lives of the ancillary characters... Here's a shocker for you, Netflix: I want to see the Iron Fist BE THE FUCKING IRON FIST. He did that for like 15 minutes total in the first couple of episodes, after spending almost the entire last season fighting off his superhero erectile dysfunction, but then what do they do? They take away his goddamn power again! So then there goes another several episodes of him moping around and putting on dinner parties, while the only ass-kicking that goes on is done by everyone BUT the titular hero. The only real reason I have to sit through this is to catch the crossovers with the other shows.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2018, 11:57 jacobvandy
 
OR, you could just not blab about it all over the internet... But then you don't get to be interviewed by gaming sites and bathe in the kudos from your stolen borrowed IP's fandom.  
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News Comments > Microsoft Buying Obsidian?
6. Re: Microsoft Buying Obsidian? Oct 9, 2018, 21:28 jacobvandy
 
RIP.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 9, 2018, 16:45 jacobvandy
 
A lot of people seem to think that they're changing STW monetization for when it goes F2P... But it's not like that's a decision they've made mid-stream, it was always the plan to be F2P at release, following the paid early access period. Why would they do it this way in the first place, then, if they knew it would be changing in 12-18 months?

Besides, the plain truth is that they don't hand out v-bucks any more liberally than any other F2P game's premium currency. You can get a few thousand the first week or two, but as always, then you're left with a trickle of maybe a few hundred per week (hard-earned, playing every single day), which some people will feel is too slow and pay money for more... There are already loads of people who do that now, they've spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on Save the World piŮatas. Why would they do that, if Epic is supposedly so generous with v-bucks now that they won't be able to make money when it goes F2P? Because they aren't and they will. Nothing is gonna change.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
6. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 8, 2018, 20:20 jacobvandy
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 18:38:
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 18:25:
"The methodology used across all GfK Chart-Track's services is continuous quantitative retail research. GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems."

They don't track digital.

I thought that's what they meant by "web sales". Is that people ordering the discs online?

I'm pretty sure, yeah. Like how you can go on the Target or Wal-Mart website and buy their stuff that way, to either pick up locally or have shipped to your house. Since the UK is a lot smaller and more dense, a lot of shops there will just have a delivery guy go out and bring it to you immediately like a pizza. Digital storefronts do not use ePoS systems, to my knowledge.

So it's not that there's anything weird about UK gamers, you can see their console top 10 is populated by what you'd expect: FIFA, Assassin's Creed, Forza, Tomb Raider, GTA. It's that GFK has very little data on the PC market and yet is too stubborn to give up reporting on it, same as the NPD this side of the pond. All they see is the narrow range of products they actually have on a store shelf in a brick and mortar store these days.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
4. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 8, 2018, 18:25 jacobvandy
 
"The methodology used across all GfK Chart-Track's services is continuous quantitative retail research. GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems."

They don't track digital.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2018, 14:34 jacobvandy
 
Pulled the trigger on that RDR 2 PS4 bundle yesterday, myself. Looking forward to three weeks from now! Then I'll load up on some more games come Black Friday, I got a list of exclusives I've had my eye on.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
31. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 2, 2018, 16:34 jacobvandy
 
Is that Amazon marketing, though? Or is it the Variety writer having no clue about the series and drawing that conclusion from the blurb they read about this new show?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2018, 16:48 jacobvandy
 
You know Rockstar is featured in 'Morning Consolidation' when the stench of salty tears crashes over you as soon as you click to view the comments...  
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News Comments > The Walking Dead: The Final Season No Longer For Sale
4. Re: The Walking Dead: The Final Season No Longer For Sale Sep 26, 2018, 20:25 jacobvandy
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 26, 2018, 13:43:
Arithon wrote on Sep 26, 2018, 10:32:
If there's refunds for incomplete episodic games from Steam, then SiN Episodes and Half-Life 2: Episode 3 owe me some cash..

They didn't sell season passes for those games and not deliver the remaining content, so they owe you nothing.

True, since back then the episodic model in itself was meant to help finance continued development. Funny how, ten years later, they've moved to pre-selling you the entire series and that's still not a guarantee of it being finished... Shame.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 19, 2018, 20:15 jacobvandy
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 19, 2018, 19:47:
I haven't bought anything from NewEgg in a long, long time. They used to be the price leader but now I can find better prices elsewhere so that's where I shop. Amazon, surprisingly, is often cheaper and I get Prime two day delivery on top of that.

Same here. 10-15 years ago they were great, but they can't compete with the online Wal-Mart.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Sep 18, 2018, 00:47 jacobvandy
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 19:18:
CBD doesn't get you high. It's effects are similar to caffeine. Or, um, so I've heard.

Not even that, as far as I know. It's more like the latest trend in vaguely "good for you" ingredients, such as acai. People think, oh well they say it cures cancer, I should just consume it all the time so I can sleep better and lose weight and be more focused, yeah!
 
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News Comments > OVERKILLíS The Walking Dead Closed Beta Next Month
5. Re: OVERKILLíS The Walking Dead Closed Beta Next Month Sep 10, 2018, 05:32 jacobvandy
 
Vulkan wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 00:02:
And I swear to god if they manage to figure out how to cram carrying heavy bags into this game...

How do you think you'll be taking your scavenged cans of creamed corn and unicorn joke bandaids back to camp?
 
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