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Paragon of Virtue
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Re: PC Spelunky 2 Released
Sep 30, 2020, 11:24
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Re: PC Spelunky 2 Released Sep 30, 2020, 11:24
Sep 30, 2020, 11:24
 
Spelunky is hands down one of the most fun games I've ever played, and I started with the AMIGA 2000.

I can't WAIT to sink my teeth into this new one, and what a cheap, cheap price it has too! Just amazing news!
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Re: Get Eye of the Beholder Trilogy for Free
Jun 19, 2020, 01:27
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Re: Get Eye of the Beholder Trilogy for Free Jun 19, 2020, 01:27
Jun 19, 2020, 01:27
 
For anyone who enjoyed Grimlock, check out Might & Magic 10. It was actually very good for this style. :-)
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS Announced
Jun 12, 2020, 03:18
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Re: TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS Announced Jun 12, 2020, 03:18
Jun 12, 2020, 03:18
 
It is SO infuriating that this series stopped! Those games were blockbuster amazing!
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Re: Free and Free-to-Play Games Roundup
Apr 19, 2020, 02:12
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Re: Free and Free-to-Play Games Roundup Apr 19, 2020, 02:12
Apr 19, 2020, 02:12
 
roguebanshee wrote on Apr 18, 2020, 07:49:
Paragon of Virtue wrote on Apr 18, 2020, 06:02:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2020, 22:46:
So I picked up Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition on Humble, which includes Modern Warfare remastered. Figure I'll get my pew-pew on in a couple of 12 hour campaigns. Go to install and...

. . . 192 GB of space required.

Holy shit!!!

Can't find that bunble om Humble? Link me up, friend! :-)
I'd wager jdreyer is referring to purchasing it in the Humble Store and not via a Bundle.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-digital-legacy-edition

Ahh, perfect! Thanks. :-)
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Re: Free and Free-to-Play Games Roundup
Apr 18, 2020, 06:02
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Re: Free and Free-to-Play Games Roundup Apr 18, 2020, 06:02
Apr 18, 2020, 06:02
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2020, 22:46:
So I picked up Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition on Humble, which includes Modern Warfare remastered. Figure I'll get my pew-pew on in a couple of 12 hour campaigns. Go to install and...

. . . 192 GB of space required.

Holy shit!!!

Can't find that bunble om Humble? Link me up, friend! :-)
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Re: Get Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition for Free
Apr 15, 2020, 08:42
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Re: Get Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition for Free Apr 15, 2020, 08:42
Apr 15, 2020, 08:42
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 14, 2020, 21:50:
Bill Borre wrote on Apr 14, 2020, 18:58:
It's fun playing Ezio again after all these years. I felt sorry for his younger brother. Between Bayak's son and Ezio's brother I guess kids don't fare well in Ass Creed.

Never ocurred to you that you are ruining the game for those that didn´t play it ?

Like those happy commenting screenplay points before the movie starts Artist



If you haven't played them by now, and if you really wanted to avoid spoilers... Well... ;-)
There needs to be a golden rule in society: you have one year to watch/play something before spoilers are considered all right. After one year, anything is fair game, and people need to actively avoid discussions about older stuff if they won't risk spoilers.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access This Year
Feb 23, 2020, 17:36
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access This Year Feb 23, 2020, 17:36
Feb 23, 2020, 17:36
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 23, 2020, 12:02:
Cutter wrote on Feb 23, 2020, 11:46:
I just want a goddamned MMO set in Teh Forgotten Realms. Wandering around all over Faerun would be the effing bomb.

Neverwinter?

It's a try, I suppose, but the gameplay isn't up to par with anything that would be a major success / ambitious enough.
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Re: Telltale Games Revival
Aug 29, 2019, 03:39
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Re: Telltale Games Revival Aug 29, 2019, 03:39
Aug 29, 2019, 03:39
 
I'm guessng they bought it mostly for trickle-money from sales of the back catalogue.
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Re: The Bard’s Tale IV: Director's Cut Released
Aug 28, 2019, 06:18
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Re: The Bard’s Tale IV: Director's Cut Released Aug 28, 2019, 06:18
Aug 28, 2019, 06:18
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 28, 2019, 02:46:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 22:37:
Pretty good timing; I played only a few hours of the vanilla version when it first came out,

Same here. Why is that? Surely there's more wrong with the game than just some rebalances and UI fixes? Not sure what it is. Did it lack character? Was the story uninteresting? Anyway, I hope this DC version somehow gets me past my first few hours as well somehow.

I think because we all know they will eventually make a BETTER version of all these games, and with backlogs of games etc., there is no hindrance to waiting it out.
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Re: The Bard’s Tale IV: Director's Cut Released
Aug 28, 2019, 02:40
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Re: The Bard’s Tale IV: Director's Cut Released Aug 28, 2019, 02:40
Aug 28, 2019, 02:40
 
Excellent! Only one big post-deluxe-version patch to go until I will play this. I've been waiting for all of the extras and patches before beginning. Fig'd it way back.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 1, 2019, 16:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2019, 16:18
Aug 1, 2019, 16:18
 
What did you do at MTV, Blue?
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Re: Cyan Kickstarting Firmament
Mar 26, 2019, 18:25
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Re: Cyan Kickstarting Firmament Mar 26, 2019, 18:25
Mar 26, 2019, 18:25
 
Isn't Myst one of the best selling games of all time? How do these guys need to go to Kickstarter?
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Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans
Mar 19, 2019, 04:55
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Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 19, 2019, 04:55
Mar 19, 2019, 04:55
 
The Pyro wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 16:46:
How are they able to cheat in the first place?

The three most common cheats in server-authoritative FPS games are:

1. Aimbots. These are modified client executables that aim for you. Sometimes they lock on to a particular target, and sometimes they just click the fire button at the right moment when your cursor passes over a target. Detecting these sorts of cheats is always a back-and-forth arms race because, at the end of the day, the server does not have a 100% foolproof method to validate the software you're running.

2. Wallhacks. These are a collection of cheats that allow you to see through walls and spot enemies hiding behind cover. These cheats can be problematic because cheaters don't always need to modify the original game; in some cases, external programs can snoop on network traffic and draw overlays on your screen. There are a variety of ways to accomplish wallhacks, from modifying specific shaders or game models, to actually editing the rendering code.

3. Speedhacks. Most server-authoritative games will, to some degree, trust the client's word when it comes to the exact positioning of your character - because when you don't trust the client, even small amounts of lag cause very unpleasant rubber-banding and displacement issues. Unfortunately, cheaters can abuse this trust by modifying the game client to allow them to move at higher-than-normal speeds.

Thanks for this rundown!
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Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans
Mar 19, 2019, 04:53
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Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 19, 2019, 04:53
Mar 19, 2019, 04:53
 
NKD wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 15:13:
Paragon of Virtue wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 14:59:
I'm not in the loop, but HOW do these cheaters cheat?

Are they hacking the game? What's going on? How are they able to cheat in the first place? If it's a security issue, maybe Relic should lock down their code/servers better?

I'm genuinely curious. All these news bites about cheaters being banned, and not a lot of information on how/what the cheating entails. Someone clue an old man in! :-)

Sometimes it's just a code issue that can be resolved. Other times, there are performance costs to having server-side checks for certain things, usually relating to movement, aiming, shooting, etc. In other words, things that need to happen quickly and in real-time and still feel good even with a little bit of lag. So for these things the game trusts the client to an extent, which is an opening for a cheat program to alter things.

There's not much you can do about these things without ruining your gameplay. So it becomes an arms race based not on preventing the cheats from being functional, but detecting the cheats and banning the offenders. On the other side, cheat makers have to redo their stuff to try and avoid detection.

Thanks for the great reply.
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Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans
Mar 18, 2019, 15:02
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Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 18, 2019, 15:02
Mar 18, 2019, 15:02
 
Creston wrote on Mar 18, 2019, 14:40:
It's still nowhere near a foolproof method of stopping a cheater as not trusting the client side data would be.

That ought to do it.
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Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans
Mar 18, 2019, 14:59
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Re: Apex Legends Cheaters Hit With Permanent Hardware Bans Mar 18, 2019, 14:59
Mar 18, 2019, 14:59
 
I'm not in the loop, but HOW do these cheaters cheat?

Are they hacking the game? What's going on? How are they able to cheat in the first place? If it's a security issue, maybe Relic should lock down their code/servers better?

I'm genuinely curious. All these news bites about cheaters being banned, and not a lot of information on how/what the cheating entails. Someone clue an old man in! :-)
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Re: GOG.com Announces GOG Direct to Account
Feb 28, 2019, 02:10
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Re: GOG.com Announces GOG Direct to Account Feb 28, 2019, 02:10
Feb 28, 2019, 02:10
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 27, 2019, 17:26:
So here's the truth:

I don't care to save 10$ on a video game. I use steam because it's easy and convenient for me to use. I understand I can buy from GOG and then put the key into steam for example but why would I even bother looking there.

I'm not the only middle aged man with cash and not enough time that does this I'm assuming.

You should buy from GOG to support the idea of DRM free software, and because they do a hell of a job keeping classics "alive" for new generations. Especially if you are a wealthy middle-aged man you can easily contribute in a good way by throwing them your cash.
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Re: GOG.com Layoffs
Feb 26, 2019, 03:08
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Re: GOG.com Layoffs Feb 26, 2019, 03:08
Feb 26, 2019, 03:08
 
We should all support GOG by buying stuff from them.
Only place online that gives a crap about older gems (commercial site, mind you, because there are certainly sites for abandonware and historic gaming).
They have made so many good deals to bring classics back to new generation - heck, they even struck a deal with LucasArts for the old adventure games which was considered damn near impossible.
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Re: Revived MicroProse Announces WarBirds 2020
Feb 21, 2019, 03:08
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Re: Revived MicroProse Announces WarBirds 2020 Feb 21, 2019, 03:08
Feb 21, 2019, 03:08
 
In my youth, the name "MicroProse" was the epitome of game developers. I knew it would be a good game. Seeing it in the news triggers that ol' nostalgia. :-)
Firaxis was made through the ashes of MicroProse and took the mantle for a while.
Nowadays, the only sure-fire stuff on PC is Rockstar's GTA and CD Project Red's Witcher series, though Firaxis still delivers solid strategy games.
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Re: Ubisoft Apologizes for Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Misstep
Jan 17, 2019, 03:16
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Re: Ubisoft Apologizes for Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Misstep Jan 17, 2019, 03:16
Jan 17, 2019, 03:16
 
Never seen this much post-deleting in a thread on Blues. I guess 2019 is the new 2018. :-)

That said, Ubisoft are making a lot of people angry lately. Quite the fall they are going through on social media.
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