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News Comments > WoW Visions of N'Zoth Live

14. Re: WoW Visions of N'Zoth Live Jan 16, 2020, 12:23 chickenboo
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 09:07:
The wife and I get into WoW basically when an expansion comes out. Their artists pull off some amazing sights, and it’s fun to reconnect with the guild we’re in that doesn’t kick us even when we’re gone for a year or so. We just get bored with the content within a couple months and quit.
All these extra dungeons are things we’ll go back and play during the next expansion. It gives us more new stuff to see, and less frustration in getting through them.

Back when WoW Classic released, I resubbed and played around in that for a bit, then decided to revisit my old server, RP-PVP The Venture Co. My guild is effectively dead, friend list dead, and the talent system and spell set for my Priest had changed so much that I realized to relearn the class I would have to watch Youtube videos on how to play the class, re-do my entire hotkey setup and bindings, visit Icy Veins to learn the rotations... just clicking through the spell book was a daunting task. I guess I just don't have it in me anymore to spend hours figuring out how to play my class again, particularly when all my friends and guildmates have long since left the game.
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News Comments > The Political Machine 2020 Announced

7. Re: The Political Machine 2020 Announced Jan 16, 2020, 11:45 chickenboo
I can already imagine the kinds of insane candidates players will come up with - giant 5 story tall omnipotent Jello monsters "winning the hearts and minds of American voters."  
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Passes 10M Players

18. Re: Sea of Thieves Passes 10M Players Jan 9, 2020, 13:52 chickenboo
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2020, 11:27:
mirthy wrote on Jan 9, 2020, 11:22:
Good games and good games for streaming audiences aren't really the same thing.

This game was pretty much built for streaming but it is not "good" regardless.

The best thing I can say about it is that's its fun to get drunk and play with friends but that applies to pretty much any game.

It also has really amazing ocean wave tech. I was impressed by AC Odyssey having rolling waves, but this is something else.

My knee-jerk take on the game when it released was "this game isn't going to last very long" but I have a friend who enjoys playing it. Like you said, in coop it's great. Get your friends together, pilot a ship, maybe meet some other teams online who join your crew, stab them in the back and toss them overboard and steal their ship. Do pirate-y things.

I'm still not really interested in playing it but that's a pretty strong feat for them - 10 million players having tried their game. Since it's on the game pass, I suppose people aren't buying the game anymore, at least on PC anyway.
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News Comments > Video Game and Tech Workers Unionization Campaign

20. Re: Video Game and Tech Workers Unionization Campaign Jan 7, 2020, 15:25 chickenboo
I love my union and hope to never leave it. It's dismaying to see comments online saying they're "trash", or that their union sucks (so all other unions therefore also suck), or that because one union out there does shitty things, every other union is also therefore shitty.  
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News Comments > Op Ed

5. Re: Op Ed Jan 6, 2020, 12:34 chickenboo
Doom and Gloom get eyeballs for site ad revenue, news at eleven  
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News Comments > Final Fantasy VII Remake PC Clues?

4. Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake PC Clues? Jan 3, 2020, 13:00 chickenboo
Cram wrote on Jan 3, 2020, 12:51:
It's a PS4 timed exclusive till March 2021, if they stick to that, so that's unfortunate. I am also not sure how I feel paying full price for 1/3 (give or take) of the original game - granted they're apparently adding additional content for all three releases.

Too early to say with certainty if it's a rip off or not. They've been working on this remaster since what, 2006? 13 years of work. It's a bit much to ask them to price each third of the game at $20 so they add up to $60 when all three components are out when they've put in over a decade of investment and tens of thousands of man-hours. From the footage I've seen, this is no simple remaster, it's a remake in a new engine with all-new assets, all-new art, new music, voice acting, new battle systems, new areas. It's like an entirely new game based on a familiar tale.

SOME people have paid full price for each of Tomb Raider 2013, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the third of which completed the story arc of the reboot trilogy. I mean I paid $5 for the first, bought the second at steep discount, and don't intend to play the third. If those can be viewed as stand-alone titles worthy of full price on-release, who's to say the FF7 Remake components aren't also worth that if they each have 30-60 hours of gameplay in each?
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News Comments > Black Mesa Xen Release

2. Re: Black Mesa Xen Release Dec 24, 2019, 14:09 chickenboo
Xero wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 13:12:
Sweet. I suppose I'll wait until it's out of EA though before actually giving it a shot. I already got up to the point of Xen and uninstalled it a couple years ago. I can wait longer if need be...

Did the same thing, got up to Xen and have held back since. I'm planning on performing a complete new playthrough since this remaster is so darn good! I think this is close enough for me, I could wait for official non-EA release but it won't be extensions of levels or story, simply bug fixes and further mod support.

I'm going to play this time entirely with the Steam Controller from the couch for that big screen experience.
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization

4. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 23, 2019, 12:44 chickenboo
MyRealName wrote on Dec 22, 2019, 22:07:
Exactly. I haven't understood this type of thing since it was first mentioned. Musk does some weird things/bad choices but it's usually not regarding his technologies--that he takes seriously. Why the hell is he intentionally building distraction into his vehicles? Just seems like a really dumb move.

I imagine a newspaper critic opined the same thing when the radio entered the motor vehicle. "The common man will cause crash upon crash while distracted by the delights of swing music!"
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News Comments > Get APE OUT for Free

4. Re: Get APE OUT for Free Dec 23, 2019, 12:34 chickenboo
I got the demo for this on my Switch and while I liked the art style and the sound design, I didn't find the gameplay all that engaging. It's like a more simplified Hotline Miami.

Meanwhile I simply cannot get enough Devil Daggers. Epic should put that game up for grabs.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 20, 2019, 18:09 chickenboo
Bodolza wrote on Dec 20, 2019, 15:46:
Verno wrote on Dec 20, 2019, 14:44:
For people with just a W-2 then fair enough but unfortunately our tax code is convoluted as hell for everyone else.

There's a simple enough fix for this. The government calculates what they think you owe them (which they already do) and send you a bill/credit. You can either accept that, or do your own taxes. Easy for people who don't care or trust the gov, and the tax software companies still get their cut from people that want to verify.

sorry, that's too easy and simple. let's keep it difficult so the Big 4 and all the tax software companies can make a killing charging people for simple calculations.
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News Comments > Op Ed

1. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2019, 19:36 chickenboo
Good Op Ed, but it boils down consumer backlash to noisy racists/trolls, labelling all dissenting opinions about the EGS to the association with a few noisy rude loudmouths on twitter. It's like labelling all of the protesters in Hong Kong as dangerous radical looting rioters because a few bad seeds are present.

The arguing against EGS definitely comes off as petty - it's just a store front, big deal - but games sold on Kickstarter guaranteeing Steam keys and then suddenly taking EGS exclusivity deals while riding the association with the Steam store front is pretty misleading and bad practice. Ditto Metro Exodus who announced two weeks before launch that they're going EGS Exclusive, the backlash for that is pretty deserved, and despite there being a lot of horrible direct abuse and attacks which are never warranted, there's a hell of a lot of decent, reserved commentary on why this is a bad thing. It's pretty annoying that this Op Ed glosses over that in favor of portraying every game consumer with the same rabid/troll/racist/pigheaded paintbrush.

The 88/12 deal is fine for producers but the argument it will lead to more and better games is simply misleading. It's like when businesses say that any increase in taxes represents one less employee that could be hired, implying they would have hired extra people if they had the money, not that that ever really happens. Look at Mechwarrior 5 Mercs: the game just released, it's riddled with poor grammar, spelling mistakes, the story is some weak revenge tale with one dimensional characters who don't even more, they just stand there stock still. From what I've read the missions are dead simple and don't offer branching paths that even MW2 Mercs managed to do (complete your contract with A or do what B suggests and get double the payout). You mean to tell me this developer took the EGS payout, and this is what we get? How do you release a V1.0 with grammar and spelling mistakes? I thought 88/12 split was supposed to improve the quality of games.

Until we get clear proof from developers of what they were able to achieve with the generous EGS earnings split and a demonstration of what would have been left off the table without it, why should I believe them that it's in MY best interests to buy from this store, that exclusivity is worth it? And when/if Steam eventually meets the 88/12 split... are we going to see these fabled lands of better games now that devs get 18% more, or will it be status quo...
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Comeback?

14. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Comeback? Dec 12, 2019, 15:18 chickenboo
CliffyB is the gift that keeps on giving. I thought he retired? So he's leaving retirement... again, right, because hasn't he retired from the industry more than once?  
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News Comments > Evening Patches

1. Re: Evening Patches Dec 10, 2019, 18:06 chickenboo
  • WoW Classic: Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley Now Live.

    Now I regret cancelling my account... I love AV!
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue

    11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2019, 15:50 chickenboo
    SirKnight wrote on Dec 10, 2019, 11:45:
    I still remember when I first heard about Doom and its chainsaw weapon (which blew me away) from a friend in the 6th grade. At the time we were all playing Wolf 3D daily on school computers (486's I think). Not too long after I got the shareware copy of Doom and we installed it on all the school's computers and played it until our eyes fell out.

    And I still regularly play it to this day. One of the best games ever created, for sure.

    I remember my dad excitedly telling me their next game, called Doom, had actual stairs you could climb! It was frankly amazing on release... and still is! No other FPS feels quite as fast.
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    News Comments > First Epic Games Store Exclusives Ending

    35. Re: First Epic Games Store Exclusives Ending Dec 10, 2019, 12:09 chickenboo
    So they take a big payday by going Epic exclusive in an unfinished state. Then they release to Steam.. as an Early Access title. Talk about a double dip! This is the future of games development:

    1) Release Kickstarter campaign and promise Steam keys, use part of proceeds to...
    2) Release Fig campaign and promise Steam keys
    3) Take Epic Games Store payout to guarantee alpha/beta build exclusivity to their store
    4) Release on Steam as an Early Access title which allows you to make naturally-occurring constant build updates to spring to the front page over and over again
    5) Finally release as V1.0 and have a big banner ad on Steam
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    News Comments > First Epic Games Store Exclusives Ending

    34. Re: Anti-consumerism Dec 10, 2019, 12:06 chickenboo
    CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 10, 2019, 11:59:
    JohnBirshire wrote on Dec 10, 2019, 09:53:
    Once a game is listed as "exclusive" to a platform, any platform, it should be forever boycotted by users of any other platform. This is the only way to fight this anti-consumer behavior in any meaningful way.

    You need to start with Valve games then. Valve is the only publisher that also owns a digital storefront who has NEVER released a game outside of Steam.
    Ubi, EA, Beth, Rockstar and even Blizztard (by bringing the first Diablo to GOG recently) have published their games on other platforms. The only publisher (with a storefront) that is keeping their games 100% exclusive to this day is Valve. Valve are the true granddaddies and grandmasters of exclusivity.

    That's true, but Valve own the most successful store front. They have little to gain by putting it up for sale on other store fronts. It would be nice to have them post their games to GOG though... maybe a petition should be begun on that front.
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    News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Specs

    2. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Specs Dec 9, 2019, 14:58 chickenboo
    Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 12:38:
    Those are fairly modern specs in today's world.

    Looking forward to playing it tomorrow.

    Looking forward to reading reviews tomorrow. First mod should add MW2:Mercs soundtrack into the game.
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    News Comments > GTA Online Casino Heist Next Week

    1. Re: GTA Online Casino Heist Next Week Dec 6, 2019, 11:41 chickenboo
    It's really pretty amazing how long this game has been kept alive. I tasted maybe an hour of GTA Online and found it to be mostly full of annoying players trying to kill me whenever we got within 5 blocks of eachother. It's probably pretty enjoyable with a buddy to play through it with.

    But still, this game came out in like 2013, and 2015 on PC? 4 years later and they're still adding new missions, heists, buildings, weapons, etc. Pity none of it is intended for single player.
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    News Comments > Rune II Publisher Sues RUNE II Developers

    19. Re: Rune II Publisher Sues RUNE II Developers Dec 5, 2019, 19:20 chickenboo
    I'd really like to hear Human Head Studios version of events.  
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    News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Launch Trailer

    10. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Launch Trailer Dec 5, 2019, 14:18 chickenboo
    Pending favorable reviews, I eagerly await its Steam release... next Christmas.  
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