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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...

This comment was edited on Apr 10, 2018, 18:36.
 
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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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News Comments > GTA5 the Most Successful Media Title of All Time
20. Re: GTA5 the Most Successful Media Title of All Time Apr 9, 2018, 15:22 jacobvandy
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 9, 2018, 15:01:
I find it strange that a game where you play a thug is the most popular game. I have watched the kids play it and just do not see what is so enthralling about it.

Well, it's a very deep and detailed open-world sandbox where you can do literally whatever you feel like, and there just aren't many viable role-play options for that, given the modern-day setting... It's either you're a criminal or high-level government spook, which are practically the same thing. But if you think the game as it is seems boring, imagine what it'd be like if you actually had to play a law-abiding citizen!
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Movie and Sales Records
3. Re: Far Cry 5 Movie and Sales Records Apr 4, 2018, 21:46 jacobvandy
 
In the days leading up to the launch of the game, I felt like it might be cool to watch a prequel short film (they had it on Prime Video)... But I didn't last longer than about three minutes because of its ungodly amalgamation of Blair Witch selfie cinematography with shithead millennial "vlogger" characters. No in-game cutscene in the history of the franchise has been so offensive to me.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Apr 4, 2018, 14:44 jacobvandy
 
"Content" Update... It's rapidly approaching a year since they launched in early access with 50% of planned quest lines and only one out of four tile sets complete. Instead of finishing such base content, all they've been doing is putting out re-skins or slight variations of weapons and heroes to go along with seasonal events. I hope, for their sake, they have something massive in the works for that first anniversary, 'cause as it is their most dedicated players are getting extremely bored.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Next This Summer
8. Re: No Man's Sky Next This Summer Mar 29, 2018, 14:07 jacobvandy
 
It's been half-price multiple times in the past year, so that's how much I paid, subsequently enjoying it quite a bit. I was a little frustrated with the way you had to endure extremely high resource costs for everything on the higher difficulty if you wanted the stronger survival aspects, but maybe that's changed or there's a mod for it or something... I will most likely fire it up again when this update comes.  
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Selling Like Bandits
4. Re: Sea of Thieves Selling Like Bandits Mar 28, 2018, 22:32 jacobvandy
 
What a load of BS, lol. Can't you play for free with that Xbox subscription? And any time you have to put multiple qualifiers in front of "best-selling," it really isn't that much of a best-seller. I bet you I had the best-smelling bowel movement today (amongst dudes my age who live in this apartment complex)! Boasting about "total players" is something you do when your actual sales figures aren't worth touting.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Released
33. Re: Far Cry 5 Released Mar 27, 2018, 15:49 jacobvandy
 
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 11:54:
Can anyone who has the game please comment whether it has PvP multiplayer?

Yes it does, up to 6v6 in Far Cry Arcade. I haven't spent any time with that mode yet, but that's where you find all the custom maps people create with the editor. I assume there are a decent number of official scenarios in there, too, the challenges range from solo to co-op to PVP.
 
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