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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive Details
6. Re: Metal Gear Survive Details Feb 18, 2018, 02:46 jacobvandy
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 18, 2018, 00:54:
I am all about creative vision but I am not sure I see how that has anything to do with being able to change which keys I press to do what. That strikes me as just lazy rather than "but they won't feel the game like I want them too if they use Q and E to strafe instead of A and D!"


Obviously I don't know exactly what the case is here, but the point of what I was saying earlier is that sometimes the thought that that should be possible might not even enter their mind. When the PC crowd complained about bad KBM controls in Dark Souls, I guarantee you those devs were offended, like "why the fuck are they trying to use a keyboard, we made it for the controller!" (I would tend to agree, but that's neither here nor there.) KBM was an afterthought that wouldn't be supported at all if it wasn't a requirement for the platform, for which people begged and pleaded to get a port. If they don't want you using a keyboard at all, Q and E versus A and D is irrelevant, you're spitting in their face either way. Pouring ketchup all over the prime rib they prepared for you, since you know better than they do as to how it should taste.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2018, 00:45 jacobvandy
 
NamecaF wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 21:24:
It wasnt the crew starting the fights. It was a massive family of muslims looking for any excuse to pick fights with the other people enjoying a cruise. They were directly targeting Australians and picking fights for days before the security finally intervened.

I didn't say they started it, and it doesn't matter who did. Their job is to stop the fighting, not join in. They had 2-3 passengers on the ground wrestling with each other, but rather than use their superior collective strength to separate them, they had a handful of "security" taking turns getting their own punches and kicks in, while like 10 other staff stood around watching and keeping lookie-loos at bay (not to mention physically assaulting the camera guy several times). They're a bunch of incompetent thugs, and if that is who's supposed to be keeping the peace on that ship while you're stuck out at sea, you couldn't fucking pay me enough to take that trip.
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive Details
3. Re: Metal Gear Survive Details Feb 17, 2018, 19:44 jacobvandy
 
Darks wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 15:12:
Game is an absolute Piece of shit! Lacks options, cant rebind half of the keyboard keys and you cant even turn off the fucking god damn music. Its infuriating that developers continually make the same assassin mistakes with games, its like they all go the asshole school of being dumb fucks.

For better or worse, the way a lot of Japanese developers operate is "This is the experience we are creating, you can either play it and enjoy it the way we intended... or don't." So if you don't like the music and want to turn it off, for example, you might just be out of luck because they specifically chose that music and want it to be heard.

It's not like in Western culture where "the customer is always right" and players expect to have some input so that things are tailored to their preferences, which is often how it goes because everything is about mass marketing and maximizing profit. In Japan it's about respect and reverence, trusting that the devs know what they're doing and what works best for their game.

It doesn't always turn out well, but I think it's great that some studios are not willing to compromise their creative vision. Since that's where innovation comes from, when somebody takes a chance that some people thought was an "infuriating piece of shit asshole dumb fuck" move, but then it works out great and spawns a whole new genre or whatever.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2018, 12:49 jacobvandy
 
I saw a few clips of that Carnival Cruise brawl yesterday... They might as well close up shop. Nobody wants to be stuck on a boat for days or weeks with a rent-a-cop crew so bored that they'll beat the shit out of you any chance they get. As if they weren't struggling already with the fact that the vast majority of people don't want to be stuck on a boat for days or weeks, period.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 16, 2018, 19:19 jacobvandy
 
Blue, right-clicking to view image in a new tab or whatever doesn't always work because often times what you're seeing in the search results has been resized. So even though it tells you the original is 720p or whatever, what Google gives you might be only like 300px wide. That's why the button that takes you straight to the original image was so handy.  
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News Comments > Fe Released
4. Re: Fe Released Feb 16, 2018, 18:47 jacobvandy
 
More style than substance, from what I've heard about it.  
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News Comments > Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale
6. Re: Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale Feb 16, 2018, 00:58 jacobvandy
 
I wouldn't mind some view options, like a more compact listing or even a grid kind of like how they do on the endlessly scrolling Store frontpage. I'm sure they're always looking for feedback on this stuff, as they plainly state that's where a lot of the changes they implemented today came from.  
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News Comments > Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale
3. Re: Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale Feb 15, 2018, 23:18 jacobvandy
 
Huh, zero benefit? The sorting and filters alone make it tons more useful if you have any more than a handful of titles on there. If you use the wish list to keep track of dozens or even hundreds of games you have even just a passing interest in, a sale happens and in a couple clicks you pare that down to only ones with at least a 75% discount. That's really fucking useful, if you ask me.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Feb 15, 2018, 00:26 jacobvandy
 
Ugh, don't remind me about Rogue Squadron. This bullshit EA deal is the only reason they aren't still making those games!  
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News Comments > The Evil Within 2 Adds First-Person Mode
4. Re: The Evil Within 2 Adds First-Person Mode Feb 15, 2018, 00:22 jacobvandy
 
If you make an official first-person mode, at least work on the animations a little bit... Even the tiny bit they show in this specially-crafted, highly-edited trailer looked fucking awful. The original DOOM had a better shotgun than that!  
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News Comments > Morality Group Targets Steam
6. Re: Morality Group Targets Steam Feb 14, 2018, 00:47 jacobvandy
 
All groups like this do is try to get noticed as they indirectly harangue famous people or organizations... Sadly it often works. GG.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 13, 2018, 01:29 jacobvandy
 
Might as well wait until release day for that patch, lol, you're just gonna have to re-download 2/3 of the game then.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 12, 2018, 13:37 jacobvandy
 
This is their explanation:

The production realities of console game development mean that ‘release’ version has to be submitted some three months before the actual release date. We could have used these three months to get some rest, or we could use it to create some additional content and sell it to you as DLC, but we went back to the version-to-be-released and worked on it and tweaked it and polished it and the results are obvious: all the animations have been fine-tuned, quests are more balanced, RPG progression is smoother, the game runs faster and is more stable; every facet of the game got some polish.

The drawback, of course, is that most of the data in the old build were replaced and have to be downloaded as a patch. At hefty 25GB, it’s going to take some time and it’s a shame. Still, we strongly believe that after the four-year wait it will pay off to wait a little bit longer while the Day 1 patch is downloading. Trust me, it will deliver the awesome experience YOU deserve!
 
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News Comments > Steam top 10
8. Re: Steam top 10 Feb 11, 2018, 19:40 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, they've got a lot to live up to with Kingdom Come, we've been hearing about it and seeing teasers for so damned long... They made their big gameplay reveal around the time Xbone and PS4 came out, so it was like the poster child for next-gen games, but then it was delayed by several years after they first promised 2015. Now they can't rely on graphics alone to wow people, so they'd better have everything else polished up real nice.

I like the realism angle in theory, but as mentioned it's very easy for it to be too realistic, to the point of not being fun. Or like you spend so much time and effort realistically portraying one aspect or another and then the rest of the game sucks because there's no content or it's super buggy. It sounds like the type of game that would really benefit from mod support, so hopefully that's in there... Definitely a wait and see situation.
 
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News Comments > Steam top 10
1. Re: Steam top 10 Feb 11, 2018, 13:45 jacobvandy
 
Bring on the Subnautica expansion(s)!  
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
3. Re: Saturday Previews Feb 10, 2018, 14:25 jacobvandy
 
FAKE NEWS!  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Online Battle Week
2. Re: Grand Theft Auto Online Battle Week Feb 9, 2018, 21:11 jacobvandy
 
GTA Online has been Battle Royale since day one, it's just that the round never ends.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 9, 2018, 20:03 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2018, 15:19:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 9, 2018, 13:22:
But if Amazon ships their own stuff, who else can they blame when your shit is late or lost?

I ordered a few things on Amazon worth a couple hundred bucks. After 3 weeks it hadn't arrived, and there was no update on the shipping tracker, so Amazon sent me an email asking me if I wanted a refund. So I said yes. A week later, the stuff came.

Yeah, to be fair they are usually pretty good about making it right when it does happen. It's just been SO fucking bad for me lately, something like 4 out of the past 5 orders I've made have been late. Whether it's supposed to be a same-day delivery or a release date guarantee or just a plain old two-day thing... I've had two orders refunded after a week or more (to later receive the stuff anyway) and a few free months of Prime added for the inconvenience, but I seriously have to think about it now, like if time is a factor at all, I can't trust them. I'm making the trip to a store more often now rather than risk it. And I'm sure to tell them that every time something like that happens.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 9, 2018, 13:22 jacobvandy
 
But if Amazon ships their own stuff, who else can they blame when your shit is late or lost?  
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News Comments > Capcom Cuts Staff, Game, and Dead Rising Scope?
3. Re: Capcom Cuts Staff, Game, and Dead Rising Scope? Feb 6, 2018, 14:38 jacobvandy
 
I admit I'm not an OG fan of Dead Rising, had a hard time getting into 2 when I tried it, but I did enjoy 3 when I finally got around to playing that a couple months ago. Everyone says 4 is the worst thing ever, but considering a lot of that is probably just sour grapes I'll pick it up when it gets down to $10 or so on sale.  
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