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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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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 24, 2017, 10:43 chickenboo
 
I loves me some FTL and that game involves unlocking ships by getting to sector 8 and defeating the Boss Ship, over and over and over again.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Apr 18, 2017, 11:37 chickenboo
 
Those CDs did include some real gems (granted a lot of the titles were shovelware). Personally I'm all for more games than ever, maybe it makes the choice of what to play harder but more options are definitely better.

Also didn't Steam address this recently saying they're going to roll out more community voting/rating options?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Apr 18, 2017, 11:14 chickenboo
 
I can't decide whether to buy Full Throttle on GOG or Steam. I like Steam achievements and I'd like to collect a badge, but I like supporting GOG. Also it looks like the GOG version doesn't have achievements yet, or at least it isn't listed on the game page.  
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News Comments > KOTOR Reboot & New BioWare IP Rumors
6. Re: KOTOR Reboot & New BioWare IP Rumor Apr 11, 2017, 10:56 chickenboo
 
Task wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 10:40:
The phrases "semi-MMO" and "Destiny-style" just turned this radar blip into an unimportant anomaly. If they can't do KoToR 3 properly without introducing a bunch of grinding casual filler, then my fucks to give are quickly running out when it comes to "BioWare" products. It being 'bigger' than Andromeda also is a poor selling point when all that amounts to is wastes of space and the trashy MMO quests that go with them.

Now - whatever Edmonton doing is doing in secret, that's the only Bioware thing I have left to be curious about.

I think those mmo-things are discussing a different IP/game:

another tidbit from the same podcast, discussing a new IP codenamed "Dylan"

Sadly I don't hold much hope for the KOTOR-reboot either. The fantastic team that made that game is long gone. Or maybe we'll all be pleasantly surprised? It's sad that so many of us are pessimistic of rebooted IPs right out the gate, we should give the game a chance, but I refuse to let myself be hyped anymore by brand name recognition.
 
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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Developer Switch
10. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Developer Switch Apr 5, 2017, 16:10 chickenboo
 
Primalchrome wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 15:45:
Beamer wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 14:57:
I have nearly 400 hours in FTL
No sarcasm, genuinely curious... I probably put 50 hours into the original Rogue on the Tandy 1000. I've played a handful of roguelikes (FTL being one) over the years since and enjoy them for 5-10 hours each but can't imagine putting in over a hundred hours. What about FTL (or roguelikes) makes it fun doing the same things over and over? Is it the challenge to see just how many levels deep you can make it before you reset?

I have about 160 hours in FTL (0 minutes in Terraria btw). The game has a definite end - you beat the boss at the end in Sector 8, and the game is over, you restart. I continue to play for a number of reasons:

I haven't unlocked all the ships yet: There are 8 (7? 9?) ship designs with 3 sub-designs each, each sub design has its own strengths and flaws. I haven't found the hidden ship yet. I haven't won in Hard mode yet. And the game's tendency to be absolutely infuriating sometimes, somehow is precisely what keeps me coming back. It's a bit like that old Lunar Lander game, incredibly simple to play but so difficult to actually win at (I never did get the hand of landing that damn lander), which somehow makes you want to try again, and again. I can't rightly say what specifically brings me back to that title, it's a special blend of design and music and gameplay that just jives me in all the right ways. Darkest Dungeon is like that as well (if only it were $3!).
 
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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Developer Switch
4. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Developer Switch Apr 5, 2017, 13:48 chickenboo
 
NetHead wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 12:54:
Primalchrome wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 11:36:
Re-Logic created one of the best games and dev models in modern gaming. Terraria has had regular content updates over the last 6 years that add content and levels of challenge. One of the biggest bangs for the buck out of all the titles in my library.

I couldn't think of anything that has as much "bang for buck" compared to Terraria and how for years they kept adding more and more for free.

I remember thinking the only thing that could compete there would be some free game that would probably only compete purely because the price was 0, like Path of Exile lots of content and they keep adding. For a paid software products I can't think of anything that matches Terraria.



Then on the opposite side you have so much crap, like Obsidian Entertainment with Tyranny having just released a "Portrait Pack" costing $4 (could have picked up Terraria for that price) and all you get are 20 disappointing portraits totaling 3MB of data. Seriously, here's a sample of the crap you get as DLC, worse than Horse Armour. Nonsense even before considering how they love over charging for their games to begin with.


Sure you could pick up Terraria for that price, but then you're playing a 2d Minecraft-sandbox game, and not a CRPG. Totally different games. Just a wild guess but Tyranny probably had a much larger dev team than Terraria had. And the artists who made these portraits need to eat, they have to get paid, so why not charge for it? They could have released it for free, but they decided to charge. You could get any millions of portraits off google all day long, but if you want these ones, it's only $4.

Would I buy it? heck no. But I'm sure there's someone out there who thinks, it's the price of a latte, and it customizes my team even further, so I'll buy it. And that's fine.

Or if you prefer, you could spend the $4 on Terraria when it's on sale, or FTL (a better game)
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 in Full Development; More Witcher Games Likely
18. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 in Full Development; More Witcher Games Likely Mar 31, 2017, 17:19 chickenboo
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 13:51:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 10:24:
Haven't finished Witcher 3 yet (too many damn ?'s on the Skele Isles made me take a long break).

But Witcher goodness with some Shadowrun.... CD Projekt... please choose which kidney or other organ you'd like to have this game out in 2017.

Fortunately, by that point I was kind of very compulsive ? hunting, but the few I went for in the Skeles were not worthwhile, fully killing it.

I actually think that, for several reasons, exploring was significantly less rewarding in The Witcher than in the Bethesda games. But the writing was so massively better. Geralt was absolutely one of the most well defined and deep characters I've seen in a game, and everything was handled so well around him.

I had the opposite experience: exploring in Skellige was great. I loved sailing to tiny islands off the beaten path and finding some village with a unique problem, like the one with the stone tower that had just appeared on a nearby hill, out of the blue. There was another island with a huge decaying fortress with an easter egg down at the bottom. Another island far to the south east had a hidden cache and a Cyclops guarding it. I enjoyed all these encounters and I liked that they were all unique -- Skyrim's dungeons/caves tend to look very samey in contrast.

I did find some repetition in Toussaint's caves, but it didn't bother me all that much.
 
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News Comments > Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists
5. Re: Videogame Hall of Fame Finalists Mar 29, 2017, 11:18 chickenboo
 
You can cast a vote in their poll and select the game you'd most like to see inducted. That's about all we get.

Realistically most of these titles should be included since they all broke ground or led the way for other titles. Why they only induct one title per year, though... maybe it makes them seem more legit.
 
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