The company couldn’t bump the game too much more without potentially being forced to send out refunds and risking that fans wouldn’t buy the game again."We have their money, giving it back is a non-starter. SHIP IT!"
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 19, 2021, 08:07:This device is going to BE my PC. I'm planning to run my current PC with RTX2060 headless and stream "heavier" games to my Deck, otherwise the Deck can handle most of my indie games and emulated titles. Then once the dock comes along this will be my new primary machine, one I can take with me when I lie on the couch, or go to the in-laws, or sit at the desk with mouse+keyboard.
I'd rather game on my PC, thanks. That said, after it is out, if there are abundant rave reviews I'll give it due consideration.
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 16, 2021, 13:24:My attempts took a while but I managed to place my 512gb reservation about 15 minutes after they went live. First the website was unreachable, then the Reserve button was a dead link, then Visa couldn't be contacted, then the purchase went through. I think waiting a couple minutes in between attempts might be better than spamming the buttons.jacobvandy wrote on Jul 16, 2021, 13:12:This is the message i got.HorrorScope wrote on Jul 16, 2021, 11:31:
I wonder what availability is going to be like since like nothing new is just available these days.
Just placing the $5 reservations has pretty much shut down the Steam store for 10 minutes so far, lol.
Your account is too new to reserve early.
Guess I'll wait for the OLED version with larger battery and faster apu. Oh wait, this is valve, they'll never have a ver. 2.0
Quinn wrote on Jul 16, 2021, 11:12:Same. I've been in the market for a slin/light gaming laptop for a while now, not that I need one, but that I simply want one. This product is replacing the laptop desire. Heck, this could become my primary device once the dock releases or once I buy a USB C dock for it. It's running a full featured Linux OS on it, and all I use my computer for is browsing, email, watching movies, and playing games. This can do all those things and it can be picked up and carried with me when I want to go elsewhere.
This is one of those things that I want, and probably will get...
But definitely do not need.
Kxmode wrote on Jul 7, 2021, 14:12:Rockstar believes otherwise. From a Google search of "GTA V online lifetime revenue": "It is the second best-selling video game of all time with over 145 million copies shipped, and as of April 2018, the most financially successful entertainment product of all time, with about $6 billion in worldwide revenue."
Games-as-a-Service has never been a successful venture. Perhaps for software, but not for video games. People expect a feature-complete product at launch and especially so in a big, open-world established IP like Assassin's Creed.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 23, 2021, 13:16:I support this sentiment, and so long as the game does a good job of portraying the caught-in-the-middle citizens and doesn't glorify violence against Muslims, it could tell a good story to the player and show the player the ugly side of a vicious conflict which had very morally ambiguous outcomes.
This game needs to come out and it needs to have an uncompromising, unsanitized representation of war. It needs to show how soul crushing, torturous, and ruinous war is to those who fight it and the survivors of it.
Let kids see how war really is to the best of the medium's ability. Let them be horrified and disgusted by what they see. Strip away all the "rah rah rah USA RED WHITE AND BLUE" and meaningless "Thank you for your service" bullshit so they can see what combat is like from those who have been in it.
Let them explicitly know what they sign up for is absolutely nothing like what the flat out lies the recruiter told them.
Absolutely release this game and commemorate what the Iraq war and all wars have been like.
Bodolza wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 12:46:I don't think it gets a lot better. Late game is the same: shooting at hordes of enemies, trying to precision land headshots to make the fight go quicker. The story just kinds "ends" as well, with a pretty lame conclusion. If you didn't enjoy the early game you won't enjoy later game until you adjust to the difficulty.
I refunded Control after trying it last year. I was pretty disappointed to discover it was a rogue-like with some brutal difficulty scaling. I personally don't enjoy repeatedly banging my head against a wall. Does it really get substantially better after a couple hours?
Agent.X7 wrote on May 26, 2021, 11:13:Valve's hardware is all about options. I love my Steam Controller and fanboy about it every chance I get. Sure it wasn't commercially successful but that's because people like their twin stick controllers and want primarily plug and play experiences, and that's fine. My wife cannot be bothered to tweak Steam Input settings to customize her controller experience, but I'll spend hours perfecting a game's controller config so I can do very precise actions that would otherwise be impossible on an Xbox pad. It's fun. I don't see the controller as a failure, and it has continued to receive steady updates since release. We just had an update about a week ago.
Every other STEAM hardware release though. Steam Link was such a fail. The controller, ugh. Steam Box needed to be a an actual, made for Valve console but it was instead just mostly a marketing term. Now they want to make a Switch. Uh...I'm struggling to think of why I would want to play my PC games on a tiny screen. Yay, Among Us portable! Oh wait, that's on phones. As is COD, PUBG, Fortnite, etc.