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News Comments > TimeSplitters: Rewind This Year
2. Re: TimeSplitters: Rewind This Year Feb 6, 2017, 11:25 jacobvandy
 
Unofficial fan project... I like TimeSplitters, but I'm not getting my hopes up.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2017, 19:41 jacobvandy
 
I heard Falcons were locked in a week ago because of how heavily the bets have favored the Patriots. Meaning the house would win, to the tune of billions of dollars... I believe it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2017, 13:38 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 13:05:
Nobody likes hearing someone crunching their food,

It's never bothered me or the millions of other people who work in hospitality or dine our regularly. So much for that.

Not being bothered doesn't mean you like it, does it?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 5, 2017, 13:16 jacobvandy
 
I've kinda been wanting to try Conan, but I'm settling on ARK for now because of their conveniently-timed $10 sale. Should have more stuff to do with less bugs anyway, right?  
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News Comments > Husk Released
5. Re: Husk Released Feb 4, 2017, 20:53 jacobvandy
 
Well I assume there's depiction of domestic violence, otherwise why have the PSA? I'm just saddened to see this kind of politically correct BS make its way to video games.

It reminded me of a newer sci-fi/fantasy show on Netflix my wife was watching not too long ago... I forget what it's called, but it had this one rape scene that wasn't even very graphic, and at the end of the episode they have the full-screen ad with a sexual abuse hotline and probably a plug for some women's advocacy organization's website. IIRC that wasn't the only instance in that series either, like another episode had a character kill himself or something and at the end of that one comes the mental illness and/or suicide prevention PSA.

It's just like, what the fuck, man? Is it that you can't make dramatic entertainment anymore without worrying about triggering an SJW crusade, or was the show just an excuse to get those messages out there all along? Where's the "murder is bad, mmmk?" disclaimer in front of 90% of popular video games, is that coming soon? Ah shit, I shouldn't give them ideas...
 
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News Comments > Husk Released
3. Re: Husk Released Feb 4, 2017, 18:50 jacobvandy
 
Anyone else annoyed by this growing trend of entertainment media that uses what might be considered controversial themes feeling like they have to put in a PSA disclaimer?  
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News Comments > Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Beta Testing
4. Re: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Beta Testing Feb 4, 2017, 00:16 jacobvandy
 
Oh, LOL, I thought those were for Ghost Recon, then I realized that would have to be Uplay. Thanks regardless!  
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News Comments > Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Beta Testing
2. Re: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Beta Testing Feb 3, 2017, 21:27 jacobvandy
 
I didn't get in to the Ghost Recon beta.

Oh, well, not too much longer to wait, is it?
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 2, 2017, 15:12 jacobvandy
 
Yep, I noticed last time we went there and picked up a 3DS game that most of their new/used prices are very close to each other. Like you can get a used copy with just the cart for $25 or pay another few bucks to get a new one with the case and whatnot... I personally prefer to buy things new in general, especially if the difference is that small. But I don't want to support their bullshit, they probably pay you $5 for most 3DS game trade-ins and then turn around and sell it for near retail price!  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Feb 1, 2017, 15:42 jacobvandy
 
That's true, it's not only "people who buy all their games" and "people who refuse to buy any games." Plenty are somewhere in the middle, where they buy some games and pirate others when it's convenient.

It's a crazy anomaly though, in the age of Denuvo, for a major release like this to be cracked so quickly. It used to be that waiting up to a week for a crack was commonplace, it was expected that that would happen for every game if it hadn't already been done on the first day. But now when it takes months or sometimes even longer... That's a long-ass time for people who are interested in playing the game to think, "well, I guess I'm gonna have to buy this one."

I don't know if this means Denuvo is dead, or if someone just got lucky and/or caught them being complacent. But it's a big hit to the company's reputation, for sure. It's not just the extra sales from would-be pirates that are benefiting these major publishers, it's the intimidation factor that - as mentioned in the article - has been working to discourage some hacker groups from even trying anymore.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Content Next Week
4. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Content Next Week Feb 1, 2017, 12:59 jacobvandy
 
Heart of Thorns is amazing, every map has its own unique global event that happens every 1-2 hours with multiple different branches of dynamic quests in between, and several different bosses that are all more tactically challenging than most of what you see in the base game. If you're familiar with the post-game areas that were added before HoT was released, where there's always stuff going on, that's kind of what it's like all over the expansion. Fully exploring each map and completing the achievements for them will keep you busy for a lot longer even than it takes to go through the story, which itself is structured much like the very well done LWS2. All of the campaign is very solo-friendly except for the very end, where it ties into the final map's global event that requires several large groups of organized players. At least you don't have to queue up for it like the base game's final dungeon, though.

And don't forget the new Revenant class, as well as elite specializations for all the others, some of which completely change the playstyle you may have been used to before. (I love the mobility and hard-hitting AOE attacks of the bo-staff wielding Thief!) There are masteries for the base game, too, including ones that guide you through crafting a legendary weapon step-by-step. It's still very expensive, but it removes the aspect of extreme RNG in finding the 'precursor' weapon drop you need that is then transformed into the legendary you want. It's well worth the $30, IMO.

I've fallen behind on LWS3, have still yet to complete the first chapter, although I have fully explored Bloodstone Fen. But like the previous season, logging in during its release period is all you need to do to unlock it for your account for free, and you can go back and play it any time after that.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Announced
6. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Announced Feb 1, 2017, 00:34 jacobvandy
 
Fion wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 00:24:
I haven't played this since beta and the open beta was pretty bad. A buggy mess, with a half-cocked tutorial & WoW style kill/fetch/fedex quests everywhere.

That said, I have a few friends who play who say it's a very solid B2P MMO at the moment and the addition of Morrowind makes me want to pick the game up when I find a good sale.

The most fun I've had with this game was just ignoring quests altogether and trekking across the landscape, sightseeing while fighting random mobs and gathering resources. Eventually it became a bit tricky because I wasn't leveling fast enough to keep up with the areas I was reaching, but that was before the major update that made everything scale to you (or the other way around, whatever).

The group dungeons are pretty cool, too, though. Some of them are public ones that you can just wander into and kill stuff along with people even if you're not in a party. Each one has a bunch of open-ended objectives that encourage you to explore the whole thing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Jan 31, 2017, 20:46 jacobvandy
 
Oh lawd... saving load-outs and dedicated crafting materials storage tab in Diablo! But also another new tier of increasingly rarer legendary... I'll call it a win, with an asterisk.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week
10. Re: Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week Jan 31, 2017, 01:57 jacobvandy
 
I'm not impressed by the screenshot they've shown so far... I'll just wait until someone re-optimizes that ridiculous stack of data larger than the game itself into a tenth the size without any noticeable loss of quality.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 29, 2017, 18:21 jacobvandy
 
GinRummy wrote on Jan 29, 2017, 14:22:
Usually a two-fer like that right on release is because one listing is for pre-purchases and the other is for post-release sales.

That doesn't happen unless they're different entries in the Steam database. Often it's a standard and deluxe edition, which it most likely was with RE7 this week. There must have been some special offer for Tales of Berseria pre-orders that merited it being technically a different product.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 28, 2017, 13:58 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 02:45:
I think 'drop' is a verb, but it IS a bit out of place.

Nah, it's an adjective. A drop address is one used to receive packages or mail at a place you don't actually have residence in, for reasons of protecting your real personal information.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 28, 2017, 02:33 jacobvandy
 
Presently $702k pledged by 11,950 backers. It's kind of confusing the way they muddy up stats with whatever creative way they choose to display how much Fig itself is providing, though...

Right now it says an additional $634k is "The anticipated amount that Fig will directly fund the developer for the development of the game, from its working capital funded in part by the investment proceeds. The Fig Funds may increase during the campaign, up to a cap agreed to with the developer." Whatever that means.
 
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News Comments > Valve vs Team Fortress 2 Gambling
4. Re: Valve vs Team Fortress 2 Gambling Jan 28, 2017, 02:18 jacobvandy
 
CrabbyGnome wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 01:55:
DUnno why they care so much about this. If people want to gamble on stupid hats in TF2 then let them.

They're forced to care when some gambling sites make major headlines for ripping people off and then regulatory commissions start coming after them. It's an amazing boon for Valve that this has been happening because it spurs interest in the games and generates more activity on the item marketplace, but now that the fun police (government officials) are taking notice, they have to take actions against it to cover their asses legally.
 
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News Comments > 25M Overwatch Players
8. Re: 25M Overwatch Players Jan 27, 2017, 16:05 jacobvandy
 
Shit, if I made a game played by 25 million people (well, accounts anyway), I'd be proud of that, too. It's the same way Blue should be proud of a billion hits on this site, even though we all know its long past its prime. It's the kind of milestone very few people can say they've reached.  
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News Comments > Avengers Game Revealed
1. Re: Avengers Game Revealed Jan 26, 2017, 12:00 jacobvandy
 
Sounds like it could be an MMO, but that would be weird if they want to let you play as the Avengers. But then, with those dev studios, it could also be a series of very pretty action-adventures (hope this doesn't keep them from putting out other games, though). Too bad Squenix is taking the Final Fantasy approach with this one, lol, teasing it years too soon... It'll be a while before we find out.  
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