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News Comments > PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans
17. Re: PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans Oct 23, 2017, 15:21 chickenboo
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 13:14:
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 10:17:
Like an MMO? I don't understand what they mean by building this game as a service.

What is any software service? It means monthly fees and transactions instead of a one time purchase. Yeah I don't imagine that'll go over well. These guys need a reality check. Sooner or later this game will fade as all flavors of the month do. The reason some games like CS have longevity is because they're free.

I'm picturing more of a Team Fortress 2 model. Keep the community alive with constant updates, lots of little cosmetics players can buy, a lively competitive scene. Games As Service doesn't necessarily mean Subscription Fees anymore.
 
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News Comments > Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking
7. Re: Activision Patents Driving Microtransactions Through Matchmaking Oct 18, 2017, 10:45 chickenboo
 
The thing that irks me about this, is that this is once again simply common sense. It's already obvious that junior players are going to see the pros running around with their (a la TF2) iPod earbuds and hats for their hats and Santa Claus beards and want them too, and head off to the store. Activision is simply codifying this into a patent so they can get the jump on other devs/publishers in the industry.

It's just so sad watching the industry go this way.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Oct 16, 2017, 11:09 chickenboo
 
You can try spinning it all you like, but it is a dangerous precedent to see titles like Shadows of War and Battlefront 2 messing with loot boxes. If a game can't be profitable without using loot boxes, then it was never going to be profitable to begin with."

What would we prefer, collectively: loot boxes (which start by being purely cosmetics but will inevitably move towards P2W to entice people to buy them) or simply higher game prices? Costs to make games are on the rise, as ever, and they're only going to get more costly. To expect games to remain $60 at launch is ridiculous. Either prices rise, loot boxes happen, or the scope of games reduces drastically to make them profitable on a smaller budget with a smaller team. It's just the economics of the situation.

Read this article on gamesindustry.biz. I'm not entirely on board with the author's claims that loot boxes aren't gambling, but it's a proven method for increasing revenue from a title. Gamers are price sensitive though and we will have to adjust to higher game prices at launch... or see smaller games and smaller launches.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Reviews
2. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Reviews Oct 16, 2017, 10:51 chickenboo
 
Very tempted to buy this immediately but I will wait a bit longer to make sure day 1 patches and week 1 patches fix glaring bugs. I loved the first one. Surprised it's out now, I thought early this year they pushed the deadline to late December.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Review Fallout
13. Re: Fallout 4 Review Fallout Sep 20, 2017, 13:10 chickenboo
 
Creston wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 12:22:
Dacote wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 11:44:
That's always been the purpose of reading reviews, you occasionally have to get off your ass and do some research. Steam has made it easier by doing some of the research in advance.

Yeah, no? The point of a review is to help me decide if I want to buy something. Showing me a graph that tells me "Hey, for some reason there's now some negative stuff about this game that's causing negative reviews" without any kind of context whatsoever is about as useful as a tit on a wallet.

OK but now you just read some recent reviews, see a bunch of people saying "paid mods is bullshit" "don't support this publisher over the paid mods fiasco" and connect the dots: graph shows recent negative reviews, recent negative reviews speak about paid mods. Then you decide if you care or not, and then you buy the game. Or not.

Damn, you act like you need to be spoonfed everything
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
16. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 25, 2017, 12:41 chickenboo
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 12:34:
The problem with more half-life is it'll never live up to the expectations and hype.

And they don't need the money so why bother shooting yourself in the foot?

In addition to this, maybe there isn't enough of a team at Valve who is interested in doing this project. Not only that, but the team has to be of high enough calibre that the game they produce is as good as HL2, preferably better. Since HL2 was already a high point in FPS gaming, coupled with extreme fan demand and speculation, I think it would be quite difficult to get the quality of the game high enough that people would be satisfied with it.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2017, 11:13 chickenboo
 
Sadly Steam only has three update options which boil down to "always update" and "update when I load the game". Great, so the next time I want to play my single player campaign, I get to download a 30gb patch I don't want. Fantastic.

Maybe offline mode will work properly, but I'm not getting my hopes up. So many games these days require phoning home before launching. If this is the case with Doom, I'm uninstalling it.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior: Special Edition (2013) for Free
14. Re: Shadow Warrior: Special Edition (2013) for Free Jul 21, 2017, 11:14 chickenboo
 
Agreed, I loved the remake but the sequel to it really IS better! I'm about 90% complete of my second play through on Insanity level 2 difficulty.

That achievement for 10,000 masamune coins is ridiculous though. At this difficulty level, main story missions grant 63 masamune coins for completion. I'm not sure I want to play through the game again to complete that achievement.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 27, 2017, 16:37 chickenboo
 
Big McLargeHuge. Brick HardMeat. Slab SquatThrust  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Thursday
30. Re: Steam Summer Sale Thursday Jun 21, 2017, 17:05 chickenboo
 
Flash sales were stopped due to the refund policy, people would buy 50% off then it goes on a flash sale 85% off, so people refund the 50% and buy at 85% off.

That is the only reason.

I have to think we all know this here by now, but you see the usual suspects just repeat the same thing about the Steams Sales exactly twice a year.

I liked the Flash Sales to, the downside was missing on something you wanted because you were working or busy, so in that case it did you no good and gave you a bit of a slap in the face and yes we complained that was unfair. So go figure.

Well that, and before Steam had refunds, people were clamoring and shouting for refunds, something which some sellers had but which Steam did not. So Steam finally adopted a refund system - great! Only now Flash sales aren't going to work, are they? There would be a slew of refund requests like clockwork every 4 hours.

We gave up flash sales for refunds. I have yet to refund a game and probably never will - I do my research prior to purchase. While I'm not pining for the days of flash sales (same reasons you mentioned) what we gained in return doesn't benefit me all that much.

But who cares, I have a decent income, games are a luxury, and I buy too many of them as it is.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Officially Revealed
37. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Officially Revealed Jun 19, 2017, 10:57 chickenboo
 
I finally loaded up Wolf TNO last night after buying it for $10 a couple weeks back. Playing on an RX480, the performance is horrible. Frames are all over the place, 25fps then 40 then 55 then 33 in a firefight. Crashes to desktop occasionally. I forced v-sync on in the AMD control panel, set settings to medium, play in a window at 1200x900, and it's still borderline unplayable. I'm going to try setting max FPS to 30 in either the AMD cp or using Rivatuner, but if that doesn't make the game smooth, I just won't be playing it. Pretty sad, and of course Bethesda is no help - their support section has no info and then directs you to the support forum where "the community may have solutions." Funny thing is, I played Wolf The Old Blood a few years ago on an R9 270 and it played perfectly fine...

At least Doom played like a dream.
 
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News Comments > Memorial Day Tech Bits
2. Re: Memorial Day Tech Bits May 29, 2017, 15:11 chickenboo
 
If I had a 2500K I would hold off. It looks like the i5-7600K has a 30% lead on your processor, but you'd have to upgrade everything - the mobo the ram and the cpu.

Personally I would continue to wait for larger improvements. That chip still has a lot of fight left in it!
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 in September
7. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 in September May 25, 2017, 10:58 chickenboo
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 24, 2017, 21:06:
Saboth wrote on May 24, 2017, 20:29:
"Much larger than its highly-awarded predecessor, Divinity: Original Sin"

The first one was pretty darn huge, and this one is bigger? Awesome game. Very few complaints except by the end, I felt like the same combos over and over were most effective (unless an enemy had resistances).

To me that is what I've found to be the problem with long games, you figure it out and it is rinse and repeat for too long. I won't bash this game because of it, just sort of a state of gaming issue to me in general. Yes first was good, but still plenty of places to improve on, hopefully they take a nice step forward here.

I have that problem with BG2 playthroughs, it's simple enough to mostly brute-force your way through the game. Usually by the Underdark part of the game, one fighter has enough anti-spell equipment to walk right up to Beholders and whack them to death.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5's Montana Setting Revealed
18. Re: Far Cry 5's Montana Setting Revealed May 23, 2017, 15:16 chickenboo
 

I like the new theme. The jungle themes just didn't do it for me in the previous games.

Funny, that was their entire appeal. Remember how fresh and new the original Far Cry was because it was finally brightly colored, non-urban, wide opened FPS gaming? I didn't much care for FC3 but I did like the setting.

That said this setting looks quite good too. Color me intrigued... but not intrigued enough to actually play it. Too many other games to play. Like Witcher 3 for the third time.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed May 17, 2017, 11:18 chickenboo
 
I've had some minor success having the second computer sharing my account have Steam go into Offline Mode before booting up any games from either machine. That enabled my GF and I to play separate games from my account simultaneously. It doesn't always work though.  
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News Comments > STRAFE Released
2. Re: STRAFE Released May 10, 2017, 10:57 chickenboo
 
Same here. I was planning to buy it on release but Reddit and Steam reviews seem to suggest it's not a lot of fun. I watched a Twitch streamer playing it last night and it looked sorta boring. I had been expecting sort of a Quake1/SeriousSam crossover.  
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News Comments > Steam Gifting Changes
16. Re: Steam Gifting Changes May 4, 2017, 14:57 chickenboo
 

Nice PR text, but it has nothing to do with what they write. They are simply trying to shut down the reseller market.

But is this true? Buying games from G2A grants you a Steam CD Key. They don't gift you the game from a Steam user who works for G2A. Similarly buying games from HumbleBundle grants a CDKey - you aren't buying a gift copy. Maybe this is curbing the use of game gifting as a gambling reward.
 
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News Comments > Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve
2. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 10:39 chickenboo
 
Jokes aside, I wish him all the best. And hope there's a new OMM post.  
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored
34. Re: Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored Apr 28, 2017, 11:22 chickenboo
 
I'm such a pussy, I need to go back and finish it but there is not enough alcohol courage in the world to do this at the moment. I've been doing it bit by bit for the last 3 years. I need to close my eyes whenever the thing finds me, it's just too fucking real. And it's been a while since my wife did her last CPR refresh course, I'll time my next go for that. Or keep thinking of excuses. Fuck it, day off tomorrow, I'll try again tonight.

It's worth finishing, I really liked the ending and it was very satisfying to finish. The game definitely gets a bit easier towards the end when you get a certain weapon. I actually ended up not being afraid of "him" anymore and just getting irritated when he would show up from a duct. Like, go away, I'm trying to finish the game here!

Still though. Much of that game had me in a state of absolute terror. Playing with the lights off in a dark room and the sound way up, oh man. Exhilarating.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
14. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 11:14 chickenboo
 
Zoom wrote on Apr 28, 2017, 04:04:
I am quite indifferent to be honest, if it wasnt for Bluesnews i would have never heard of her.
What's annoying though is the usual kneejerk reaction with ad hominem attacks, while no one ever addresses her arguments, which would be easy if they were so outlandish. Which makes me think that
- either gamer geeks are so sociopathic that they cant argue with a woman (quite possible honestly)
- or she does make a valid point and poeple resort to ad hominem as they're out of intelligent arguments
- or maybe a bit of both, who knows
PS: i only skimmed through a few of her videos, i dont care about the arguments themselves or what she says, i only am interested in the general gamer community reactions. Pretty unsurprising given what one can hear in an online game when someone gets identified as a woman..

Yeah, I'm sick of the internet hate-on for her, it's pathetic and really highlights the insecurity of internet males. Personally I think her points are valid, the depiction of women in video games is mostly one dimensional and sexualized for our benefit. Gaming shouldn't be a boys club, but it largely still is. Anyway, I enjoyed her series and I'm looking forward to what she does next if it's gaming related or if it examines depictions of women in society.
 
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