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Re: Op Ed
Jul 8, 2020, 14:18
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Re: Op Ed Jul 8, 2020, 14:18
Jul 8, 2020, 14:18
 
Jonjonz wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 06:22:
This has to be the most inane, naive, sophomoric Op Ed ever posted here.

Yea just what we need, another Great Leap Forward, or equivalent of the the Russian Marxist revolution. Burn everything down and lynch anyone anonymously accused.
I'm gonna go with you didn't read the piece. And if you did and you still feel this way, you need to learn some empathy.
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Re: Another Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Video Leak
Jul 8, 2020, 13:53
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Re: Another Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Video Leak Jul 8, 2020, 13:53
Jul 8, 2020, 13:53
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 13:13:
Watched it and...meh. Damage sponge boss with circle, attack, fade, repeat.

The game mechanics are beyond stale at this point.
I had been thinking of buying Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, and after reading some Steam reviews, checked out gameplay footage from YouTube, and it's the same thing - between long linear corridor exploration periods, mash attack and dodge buttons during combat periods, then return to linear corridor exploration. It's like the Doom Clones from the 90s all over again, been there, done that.
I'd like to see more impactful combat design, and better justification for combat in games in general. I'd like to see combat design made deadlier, with stress repercussions after combat ends, made more about timing and waiting for opportunity than taking out hordes of enemies.
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Re: Shadow Warrior 3 Announced
Jul 7, 2020, 14:58
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Re: Shadow Warrior 3 Announced Jul 7, 2020, 14:58
Jul 7, 2020, 14:58
 
Ahumado wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 16:30:
SW 2 was trash. SW 1 was great and there was nothing you know what about it

trash opinion
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Re: Team Fortress 2 Classic 2.0 Released
Jul 6, 2020, 12:26
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Re: Team Fortress 2 Classic 2.0 Released Jul 6, 2020, 12:26
Jul 6, 2020, 12:26
 
There's a torrent of the install file out there if anyone's thinking of grabbing it. I intend to play just a little bit, depending on community size. I also expect to get pwned by seasoned TF2 vets.
I never really had a problem with the cosmetics and the hats, I thought it added to the fun and party atmosphere of TF2. What I don't like is the crate and key system. I get what Valve was trying to do - with item trading create item scarcity and let supply and demand dictate price - and that's interesting especially as an Econ BA. But it just really bothers me that I have the choice of either paying $2.50 per key to get random cosmetics from a crate, or buy the ones I want from other players at ridiculously inflated prices.
I guess that's the point of TF2 Classic 2.0 though, return the game to a point just before introduction of the hat craze. Personally I enjoyed all the different weapons from the updates, it really mixed up class playstyle, but the base game was balanced perfectly, so I'm fine with that also.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jul 6, 2020, 12:19
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 6, 2020, 12:19
Jul 6, 2020, 12:19
 
I'm much less enamored with Doom Eternal than Doom 2016. The latter I have played through three times, while with DE my campaign save is on the final level/mission and I'm tempted to uninstall it now. It's a good game, but I guess I find the enemy/weapon tactics mildly irritating.
I was watching the trailer for H:ZD and it looks like a reskinned AC Odyssey to me. I'm gonna skip that one, the gameplay looks so similar to AC, Z:BOTW, RDR2 and TW3 that I feel like I've already played it.
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Re: Steam Summer Sale Underway
Jun 26, 2020, 12:18
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Re: Steam Summer Sale Underway Jun 26, 2020, 12:18
Jun 26, 2020, 12:18
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2020, 10:46:
Mordhaus wrote on Jun 25, 2020, 20:04:
It's the nature of people to pick sides.

And it's learning and intelligence to break past that. I still have some real beef with EGS. Love Steam overall, but EGS no doubt is the one bringing the most value to the buyer between those two currently. Steam reads the room though and is adjusting. EGS as we know is simply buying market share, which most of the time if perfectly legal if one likes it or not. I think I have every major launcher installed, I picked the side of choice, I picked the side that it isn't that hard to do. I'm just starting to look at GOG Galaxy and some 3rd Party Apps of possible one Front that sucks them all in.

Agreed, and while EGS may be buying mindshare with their discounts, those are real discounts: last sale EGS offered $10 off every game over $15, an unlimited amount of times; meanwhile Steam offers $5 on $30 spent as a one-time thing. And despite myself, I maintain my own silent petty boycott of EGS and bought three games from Steam last night despite their rather weak discounts of 20% or 30%.
It does feel true that we're seeing worsening Steam discounts (not that that's Valve's fault, it's the publisher's choice), but we need someone to peruse ITAD and determine if Steam discounts are factually worsening over time. Last time I looked at random titles on ITAD, it appeared that base prices are slowly rising while discount % remains the same, but I didn't do a longer analysis and just viewed a few titles.
Troubling thing is, EGS' exclusivity gambit may be working. I go to their storefront and immediately identify a half dozen games that look interesting, fresh, and locked to EGS, and part of me wants to say "Screw it, I'll play it as a non-Steam game" while the other part says no continue to boycott. Meanwhile I look at the Steam store front and I'd estimate 19/20 titles don't interest me, or I already ruled out long ago, or I already own... EGS is very good at sniping the appealing new titles.
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Re: Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition Demos: The Final Epic Roundup
Jun 17, 2020, 11:48
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Re: Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition Demos: The Final Epic Roundup Jun 17, 2020, 11:48
Jun 17, 2020, 11:48
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 16, 2020, 22:54:
Like the over-excited senior shouted at Bob Barker, that's too much!

So I glanced through the featured games, installed some demos that piqued my interest, finally got to the list of most popular ones at the bottom... Turns out I should have just skipped to there, since I had queued up about half of those and nothing else. Does anyone really go digging through the whole 900? Seems to me like 95% of these festival games will just wallow in obscurity the same way 95% of the overall Steam catalog does. The cream rises to the top, and that's good enough for myself and anyone I talk to about it.
I spent a few hours last night digging around, and yes, there are a heck of a lot of indie sidescrollers and platformers that will release in obscurity. I saw one that was a straight up rip-off of Limbo/Inside. Plenty of Celeste-inspired quick death platformers. Lots and lots of sidescrolling hack-and-slash games.
I didn't wade into the Survival genre but I imagine it's overstuffed with "You wake up in a jungle island and must survive!" games
Granted I did manage to find several interesting games I downloaded the demos for and wishlisted, so it's safe to say that while yes there are plenty of semi-crappy indie games on there for previewing, there's also a lot of polished looking games. Metamorphosis stood out to me. Superliminal also has a demo.
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Re: Get ARK: Survival Evolved and SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION
Jun 11, 2020, 19:13
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Re: Get ARK: Survival Evolved and SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION Jun 11, 2020, 19:13
Jun 11, 2020, 19:13
 
I have no interest in this title, but my wife's friends swear by it as some of the most fun in gaming they have had in the last 5 years. Two of them have thousands of hours of play time between them, and hearing their stories, it does sound pretty hilarious. I prefer to avoid unfinished sloppy titles myself...

Good for EGS giving this one away though. GOG Connect was a similar gesture - build a library so you have more desire to purchase GOG titles - but EGS has the bank to give away some really decent current titles.
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Re: Steam Cloud Plans Spotted?
May 26, 2020, 11:49
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Re: Steam Cloud Plans Spotted? May 26, 2020, 11:49
May 26, 2020, 11:49
 
theglaze wrote on May 26, 2020, 11:18:
jacobvandy wrote on May 26, 2020, 10:35:
Because in-home and remote co-op have nothing to do with a cloud, unless you want to consider your own PC to be the "cloud." You are running those games locally and using your own network or internet connection to serve the stream to your other devices or your friend(s). The point of cloud gaming is that you do not download and run the software yourself.

Yes, that is the definition of 'cloud gaming'; there are various use cases for 'remote gaming' and I find it strange that Steam is leaving a gap over the more logical next feature to offer:

  • Offered free by Steam: In-home streaming from gaming computer to other device on the same network
  • Offered free by Steam: Remote co-op streaming via Steam from gaming computer to other devices on different network
  • Not offered by Steam: Remote streaming from gaming computer to other device on different network
  • Rumoured to be offered by Steam/NVIDIA: Cloud streaming to other device on any network

The rumoured cloud gaming is a stark departure from Steam's traditional business model, payment structure, and general way of doing things. Maybe Steam just wants to monopolize cloud gaming before any of their competitors figure it out...

Steam already allows you to play your games remotely, powered by your home PC. I played AC Odyssey remotely using my laptop from the university library when I was supposed to be studying for the CPA CFE, and it actually played pretty well, being rendered by my system. Spooked my wife out as it wakes the monitor up and she could see the game "playing itself".
This next offering is what I imagine everyone expected, Steam offering a cloud-hosted games platform. Game demos is a great idea for this tech, so instead of downloading 80gb of Call of Duty demo, Steam just streams the demo to you from their server warehouse. What this means for modding in the future is somewhat scarier, but if that's my primary concern, then Blade offers full Windows 10 desktop streams with full functionality, so I could mod Witcher 3 to my heart's content on a remote server and stream it wherever I want... but only if the server can stream the content to my local system faster than my home network can, which is just a function of my home internet upload speed vs theirs.
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Re: etc.
May 26, 2020, 11:42
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Re: etc. May 26, 2020, 11:42
May 26, 2020, 11:42
 
I don't recall playing this game past the first level. Making the player fight cyber-toads as an intro to the game was such a horrible decision. Too bad, because apparently some of the later levels in the game are somewhat interesting, but at this point I have better things to do than slog through Daikatana to see what I may or may not have been missing.
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Re: Morning Patches
May 8, 2020, 11:32
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Re: Morning Patches May 8, 2020, 11:32
May 8, 2020, 11:32
 
I'm late to the party and picked up Doom Eternal the other day during the 25% off sale. It's been quite the adjustment. I consider myself pretty good at shooters and played Doom 2016 on nightmare pretty successfully, but last night I decided to hell with it and dialed back my campaign's difficulty from Ultra Violence to Hurt Me Plenty just cause I was sick of getting wiped out so easily. I'm not keen on installing a mod this early in my playthrough but it's pretty tempting as quite often I don't realize I'm out of ammo until the game switches my weapon for me. The game could really use an ammo count right by the reticle, I'm frankly way too busy shooting demons to glance at my ammo count most of the time. That jump height increase would help a lot also...
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Re: XCOM: Chimera Squad Review Roundup
Apr 23, 2020, 15:01
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Re: XCOM: Chimera Squad Review Roundup Apr 23, 2020, 15:01
Apr 23, 2020, 15:01
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 23, 2020, 14:31:
theglaze wrote on Apr 23, 2020, 13:44:
I felt daunted with XCOM 2, just too grand in depth and length with key gameplay elements outside of combat.

It's as if XCOM Chimera Squad was created for me. Thank you Firaxis/2K!

Me: what does he mean, too grand in length?!

Also me: 250+ hours spent in game

I think I did 4 playthroughs. Maybe 6. So yeah, it's a lot and a real commitment.

Right?? It's such a great game! All those Steam Workshop mods extend the playability so much, same as for Torchlight 2, the mods available expand the game and make it even more fun to play. I've beaten the game twice now once on Novice and once on Normal, now playing Commander Iron Man difficulty. Really love those weapon mods like the axes, all the hero customization... and War of the Chosen made the game even better!
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Apr 14, 2020, 14:19
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Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 14, 2020, 14:19
Apr 14, 2020, 14:19
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Apr 14, 2020, 11:21:
Reddit:

.......It's riddled with non-Americans, underaged people, and very strange accounts parroting the same messages over and over........

Reddit isn't a website provided solely for American users, it serves worldwide users. Naturally you're going to find non-Americans responding to world news in the comments. Are you saying you don't care about the opinions of non-Americans?
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Apr 14, 2020, 13:57
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Re: Evening Multiplex Apr 14, 2020, 13:57
Apr 14, 2020, 13:57
 
I tried DS2 as my first foray into the series. Within 45 minutes some rando had invaded my game and killed me as I stood there barely understanding what was happening. The guy was wearing a loincloth and had a big scary looking sword. He just LOLed at me, called me a nub, and vanished. I played for another ten minutes before losing interest. It didn't help that even basic enemies appeared to be unforgiving.

I fared a little better in Hollow Knight, I've put about 15 hours into it, made it deep into the city and have explored a lot of the city sewers. I just hate stumbling across a boss fight, dying pretty much instantly and losing all my coins, and then having to trudge back to the boss room to collect my soul and try again. It's such a beautiful game, nice score, great artwork, great world building, I just detest the combat. If it played a little more like Ori it would be right up my alley. Furi was the same, I simply cannot beat the second battle with the lady on the unicycle thing. My reflexes simply aren't good enough.

I think we should mostly play games the way the developer intends them to be played, and if it's too difficult, just bow out and move on to other titles. I absolutely adore Devil Daggers, and it has no difficulty settings, only a difficulty curve as time grows without the player dying. That one I've learned to work with. HK and DS are titles I just don't care to perfect. So yeah, I don't think difficulty settings should be a requirement.

OTOH I am a die-hard supporter of modding games and that flies in the face of "playing the game as the developer intended" sooooo.....
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 27, 2020, 11:24
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2020, 11:24
Mar 27, 2020, 11:24
 
This looks more like the old style but the bullets make the links more readable, and I like this version more than yesterday's.
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Re: Morning Multiplex
Mar 25, 2020, 18:50
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Re: Morning Multiplex Mar 25, 2020, 18:50
Mar 25, 2020, 18:50
 
Cram wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 14:09:
Neat. If it plays pretty similar to a Demon Hunter, which it looks like it does, might pick this game up.

Can't say I cared much for Torchlight 2, found no replay-ability in that one at all, but still the price was right. Torchlight 1 was great & Uelmans soundtrack was on par if not better then his work on the Diablo series. Got eyes on this one.

I think this looks very similar to the Outlander from TL2. I hope it feels as satisfying to play as the Diablo 2 Bowazon all those years ago. Outlander was never my favorite class in TL2, so I never played a lot of it.

I personally adored TL2, did two runs of it, one well into NG+ with an Engineer with heavy modding via Steam Workshop, got to about level 85 before petering out. Great game, great soundtrack too especially when blended with a Diablo 2 soundtrack mod to mix things up.

I'm looking forward to this entry, I just hope they manage to infuse a lot of passion and fun into it. If it's a simple re-tread because Perfect World needed a franchise to milk money from, well, that will be disappointing.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Mar 24, 2020, 13:24
3.
Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 24, 2020, 13:24
Mar 24, 2020, 13:24
 
Uber sits on a massive war chest of cash yet expects the government to bail out its contract workers. Typical.
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Re: CD Projekt RED's Plans Detailed
Mar 12, 2020, 13:15
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Re: CD Projekt RED's Plans Detailed Mar 12, 2020, 13:15
Mar 12, 2020, 13:15
 
Fion wrote on Mar 12, 2020, 12:59:
Yea she's either talking about cyberpunk (which was in preliminary development at the time) or she's talking about the real world. I'm really hoping that if it was the former, we get a Ciri cameo in Cyberpunk 2077.

Either way it was pretty cool, and funny when Geralt is like 'you're full of shit.'

Didn't the devs at one point confirm that players may see a peep of Ciri at one point while playing CP2077? I definitely think she was referencing that game world.

So the MP game isn't releasing for 1.5-2 years after the main game release, that's quite a stretch.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 6, 2020, 16:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2020, 16:00
Mar 6, 2020, 16:00
 
"Wrong boys, I'm here about the gazebo in your backyard. Now where'd you get it?"
"Umm, we bought it from our friend... Mister Her--met--iowish. Yeah!"
"And where does Mr.Hermetiowish live?"
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Re: The Long Dark Goes Dark on GeForce NOW
Mar 2, 2020, 14:23
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Re: The Long Dark Goes Dark on GeForce NOW Mar 2, 2020, 14:23
Mar 2, 2020, 14:23
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 13:47:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 12:55:
maddog wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 12:28:
I find this interesting. I signed up for the free version of GFNow and have yet to try it but from what I understand, they are just streaming your games that you already own. Why would they need permission from the devs? Seems like more a courtesy than anything. Someone in that tweet thread indicated that the Shadow PC gaming service is doing the same thing.

Never the less, seems like decision is not going the way the dev wished it would. He is getting pretty hammered.

Yeah, I don't get this either. It's a client, it plays your games, it's just hosted in the cloud. Maybe there's something more to it that requires permission.

It comes down to the software licensing agreement, what they say you're allowed to do with that game you bought. But it's probably a grey area right now, with most publishers not even considering before that a service like this would come along. So while they likely don't forbid streaming the game from a remote computer you don't own or even have direct access to, they likely don't expressly allow it, either. You can bet on that point being clarified in future ToS and EULAs. Until then, NVIDIA is just playing it safe and respecting each individual game maker's wishes.

They won't come out and just say this though, nor admit it's strictly a business/money decision and that they want to be paid. They'll only address it in corporate doublespeak.
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