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Re: Steam Top 10
May 22, 2022, 17:16
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Re: Steam Top 10 May 22, 2022, 17:16
May 22, 2022, 17:16
 
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2022, 15:46:
Oh, right, I wanted to do a brief Steam Deck review. So, here goes, very brief:
Hey Beamer, how legible is the text on the screen?
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Re: OotB: Getting lucky?
May 12, 2022, 14:32
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Re: OotB: Getting lucky? May 12, 2022, 14:32
May 12, 2022, 14:32
 
If any of you folks like Rimworld or Terraria....check out Keplerth. It's XY Terraria with an interface similar to Rimworld.

Early Access, so you are forwarned....but havent seen a significant bug yet.
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Re: Steam Antitrust Case Moves Forward
May 10, 2022, 17:41
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Re: Steam Antitrust Case Moves Forward May 10, 2022, 17:41
May 10, 2022, 17:41
 
jdreyer wrote on May 10, 2022, 16:27:
The fact that some prices are lower vs 20 years ago is not an argument that there isn't an anti-competitive aspect to Steam's MFN rule that it stipulates in its contracts.
Agreed? That's essentially my point. If there is true anti-competitive behavior it should be investigated. MFN is pretty common to large retailers across the spectrum....the question is does Valve have a qualifying monopoly? If so, then that should be addressed accordingly.

The red herring of rising costs of retail prices is unrelated.....because it's not true...and because it's a market wide constant as opposed to something specific to Steam, the PC market, or even digital vs brick/mortar.

only developer/publishers who can tell Steam to F off if they don't like the MFN clause are ironically those that have exclusivity contracts with Epic, or dev/publishers with total vertical integration like Blizzard, Riot, etc.
Careful...it's almost like you're saying there is a diverse market available to consumers and publishers....

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Re: Steam Antitrust Case Moves Forward
May 10, 2022, 12:47
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Re: Steam Antitrust Case Moves Forward May 10, 2022, 12:47
May 10, 2022, 12:47
 
I'm all for looking into any practices that might drift into the realm of anti-trust violations....but...

“most favored nation” policies for its Steam distribution platform have driven up video game prices across the industry, a federal judge in Seattle ruled.

Is laughable. Adjusting for inflation, base games are cheaper now than they were in the '80's.....and have hundreds of thousands more man hours invested in their development. Publishers have driven up overall prices with DLCs and vanity items.
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Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Inspired Shooter on Steam
May 10, 2022, 12:21
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Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Inspired Shooter on Steam May 10, 2022, 12:21
May 10, 2022, 12:21
 
Sweet mother. This is in about as poor taste as you can get. Edgelords gotta edge.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 18, 2022, 15:01
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2022, 15:01
Apr 18, 2022, 15:01
 
This scummy snake oil salesman doesn’t deserve the protections provided by bankruptcy.
He's human garbage. The fact that he was one of the key speakers at Jan 6th is a testament to its insanity. Sadly, he and so many others are escaping justice like greased pigs in the name of political expediency.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Apr 18, 2022, 12:48
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Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 18, 2022, 12:48
Apr 18, 2022, 12:48
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 18, 2022, 02:37:
Still wanting to use my Index for a version of Star Trek Bridge Crew with the training wheels removed A mechwarrior game would be nice.
Have you tried Elite Dangerous, yet? That seems like something along what you're describing. I've only used my Index for shooters and a few 'experience' games. I'd like to try a sim or two, but I'd have to rearrange my space a bit.
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Re: Op Ed
Apr 15, 2022, 11:40
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Re: Op Ed Apr 15, 2022, 11:40
Apr 15, 2022, 11:40
 
This article sums up as :
"Aging legacy media still failing miserably in attempts to adapt to changing demographics."
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Re: Galactic Civilizations IV This Month
Apr 15, 2022, 11:36
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Re: Galactic Civilizations IV This Month Apr 15, 2022, 11:36
Apr 15, 2022, 11:36
 
Looking forward to seeing some reviews before I get too excited.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Sells 18M; Expansion Next Year
Apr 15, 2022, 11:08
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Sells 18M; Expansion Next Year Apr 15, 2022, 11:08
Apr 15, 2022, 11:08
 
There were plenty of bugs at launch....black mark. The cityscape/traffic AI was poor at best....black mark. The release for last-gen consoles was unforgivable greed and should knock them off all consumers 'prepurchase' list. That said, the game itself was pretty good overall. Most of it has been patched and explains why the reviews have been climbing. There is always room for personal tastes, but the product is at a solid point.
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Re: New Subnautica Revealed
Apr 8, 2022, 16:31
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Re: New Subnautica Revealed Apr 8, 2022, 16:31
Apr 8, 2022, 16:31
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2022, 15:31:
Tried this in VR, and it was too janky. Maybe I need to retry non-VR.
Definitely give it a go. It's an amazingly immersive experience. There are points where the 'hints' might not be enough (Dark Souls, anyone?) and it's simpler to five minutes of online research to get a nod in the correct direction.

I can't say I was very impressed with Below Zero, though. Once it reached a certain point it felt like an eternity of wandering and fetch quests. No sense of wonder or discovery....
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Re: OotB: Ooops
Apr 6, 2022, 14:48
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Re: OotB: Ooops Apr 6, 2022, 14:48
Apr 6, 2022, 14:48
 
(*glances at inbox that shows 87,899 unread emails and whistles innocently*)
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Re: Wargaming Pulling Out of Russia
Apr 4, 2022, 10:30
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Re: Wargaming Pulling Out of Russia Apr 4, 2022, 10:30
Apr 4, 2022, 10:30
 
Probably a smart play, but one that has nothing to do with morality. This is very vague on so many fronts....I wonder what the ownership of Lesta Studio looks like?

There was an article a couple of years ago that showed that the RU and EU servers had huge player counts compared to US....but that that the US playerbase was the cash cow that made Wargaming profitable. I don't doubt they'll see revenue drop, but probably much less so than if they kept their operations in Russia and Belarus.
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Re: Warhammer 40K: Darktide in September
Mar 31, 2022, 18:57
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Re: Warhammer 40K: Darktide in September Mar 31, 2022, 18:57
Mar 31, 2022, 18:57
 
Looking forward to it....but it will take quite a bit of time watching streamers and Let's Play before I pull the trigger. There's like a 30/70 split on the Warhammer IP as to what's worth the time versus what's just trash.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons Gold Box Classics
Mar 31, 2022, 10:06
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons Gold Box Classics Mar 31, 2022, 10:06
Mar 31, 2022, 10:06
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 30, 2022, 01:34:
No Dragonstrike? This is bullshit! No buy!
Holy cow...I'd forgotten about DragonStrike! I may find some time this weekend to go through the storage I have dedicated to old gaming boxes/CDs. Better than a picture album.
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Re: OotB: Tribal
Mar 30, 2022, 09:53
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Re: OotB: Tribal Mar 30, 2022, 09:53
Mar 30, 2022, 09:53
 
Jivaro wrote on Mar 30, 2022, 01:39:
I gotta say...this is the first time I have read anyone refer to skiing as anything less than the cool unique feature of Tribes. I thought it was what gave the game a unique personality.
Oh, by far that became one of the defining characteristics. It doesn't change the fact that :
- It was an engine exploit in T1
- was embraced early by the comp playerbase
- rendered a number of the original maps stalemate snoozefests
- became a 'feature' in T2...and a fair percentage of the top comp players hated T2 because skiing became 'easy' (not to mention guided munitions)
T1 had back and forth over skiing....but it became a ubiquitous characteristic of the game. T2 had back and forth because they tried to balance it. There was no debate over it in Ascend because by that point you had a decade of it being accepted. Personally I think T2 did the smart thing by making it a less spacebar intensive tactic....but they could have balanced it better by implementing some of the Renegades mod into the base game.


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Re: OotB: Tribal
Mar 29, 2022, 23:23
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Re: OotB: Tribal Mar 29, 2022, 23:23
Mar 29, 2022, 23:23
 
Razumen wrote on Mar 29, 2022, 21:27:
Nor did anyone complain about it at the time either. Sounds like you were just a...shazbot at the game.
Rolleyes Yes yes...your penis is massive and age hasn't ravaged that smooth organ between your ears. I played on a T1 comp team as a light/med midfielder. Unless you lived in an echo chamber, there was all sorts of back and forth about whether skiing was detrimental to the game. There isn't an objective correct answer...but the Tribes IP died in the middle of a flourishing class FPS boom.....so take that as you will. It's downfall wasn't entirely due to HiRez's greed.
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Re: RTX 3090 Ti Reviews
Mar 29, 2022, 13:41
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Re: RTX 3090 Ti Reviews Mar 29, 2022, 13:41
Mar 29, 2022, 13:41
 
Didn't Intel just release a new spec to provide 600 watts of power for PCIe?

Everytime I think we're hitting an unsustainable power level someone blows through it like tissuepaper.
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Re: OotB: Tribal
Mar 29, 2022, 13:38
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Re: OotB: Tribal Mar 29, 2022, 13:38
Mar 29, 2022, 13:38
 
Loved Tribes and Tribes 2.......but hated the skiing mechanic. It was a much more balanced game when the heavies had to get transport vehicles to cross a map for an assault. Once skiing was the default, games on maps like Rollercoaster largely became a race to see who could get a couple mortars and a ammo station across the map fastest.... Very monotonous gameplay.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Mar 21, 2022, 18:58
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Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 21, 2022, 18:58
Mar 21, 2022, 18:58
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2022, 15:57:
Nowhere in the post was it implied that it was scalped to a country that does not have access to the product. I call em like I see em.
That's....disingenuous....at best. You regularly post silly hot takes to get a rise out of people. Kind of like the boy that cried wolf, sometimes it's not clear when you're attempting to call someone out or just trying to stir the pot. So maybe put the bifocals back on or don't immediately jump to such lovely pop labels like...oh....racist... The gratuitous use of words like that have damaged their meaning and given a layer of camouflage to the *actual* racists by blending into the plethora of unbalanced accusations.

(edit : Dammit, all I wanted was to come here and say Elden Ring is totally deserving of the sales. )
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