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News Comments > Grim Fandango Remastered Free with GOG Winter Sale
7. Re: Grim Fandango Remastered Free with GOG Winter Sale Dec 12, 2017, 12:23 Slick
 
I remember seeing that game sitting on my local PC shop's shelving growing up... never did get around to playing it.  
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked?
1. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked? Dec 12, 2017, 11:14 Slick
 
SAWEEEEEEET

I loved competing in BFBC2.

And this mystery 5v5 mode has got to be the "incursions" thing that they're working on now for BF1.

So the comp scene is going to heat up again for BFBC3.

VIETNAM BABY!!!! I hope they licence a bunch of good music like they did in the past.

Oh and I also hope that tanks can swat choppers out of the sky like flies again too ^_^
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
32. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 11:03 Slick
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 10:37:
Slick wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 10:23:
I did qualify with "almost" all legendary upgrades.

I really just got stuck on the one with the 2 ships. I could beat one of them sometimes, but I'd be too damaged to finish the second.

Yeah that is actually the hardest of all 4 of them. Those two are brutal, and I tend to lose to them once or twice before I beat them. You kind of have to get a bit lucky with them. The fact they are significantly faster than you is a real PITA.

The other 3 really aren't that difficult. I've beaten them with maybe only 75% of possible upgrades to see if it could be then, but those two you really NEED at least legendary hull, cannons, ram and mortar for.

TBH I didn't even get to the other 2. I got one relatively easily, then went against the 2 ships, couldn't beat em, then just kinda lost interest, had already put in over 100 hours into the game.

Fuck I miss exploring with a ship, so much more satisfying finding a genuine mystery island rather than exploring in the more curated Origins experience.

They really need to do another proper pirate game, or just ships. Maybe something like channeling the whole "Master and Commander: Far side of the World" vibe...
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
29. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 10:23 Slick
 
I did qualify with "almost" all legendary upgrades.

I really just got stuck on the one with the 2 ships. I could beat one of them sometimes, but I'd be too damaged to finish the second.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
27. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 10:06 Slick
 
Yeah, the "AC" parts of it aren't very strong at all, but totally worth it to get to your ship, which you get at around the 3-hour mark.

Also, there's 4 optional "uber" enemy ships to take on for the end game, I only ever beat one of them, even with almost all legendary upgrades to my ship. Very difficult, very fun challenges.

Really looking forward to Skull and Bones (The MP-only spinoff coming next year)
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
25. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 10:02 Slick
 
Yeah, I was being facetious.

I honestly don't feel the "tyranny" of having a 200 MB program sit on my computer. I can delete it if I want, it's not sentient so I still have control

Game makers have the right to sell their own products, and it should be encouraged. Lest we wind up with a digital Walmart as the only place people will shop.

I've made this comparison here many times, I just want to point out that it's far less onerous to click a different icon on my desktop than drive across town to shop at a different store, and yet people seem fine with that. ESPECIALLY for products that the store themselves produce.

For 3rd party stuff, absolutely I like GoG's model the best. I'd buy everything there if I could. But I have no problem getting a game made by Ubi on Uplay. If you're going to pay for the game anyways, you might as well give your money to the people that built it, and not give a 30% skim to a middleman that did precisely nothing towards game development.

Simple concept really...
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
23. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 09:43 Slick
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 02:33:
Slick wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 22:06:
Nice try Ubishit, I'm not going to install your DRM bloatware Uplay on my machine. I win.

Well with that attitude you might as well throw away your phone, kill your Internet, only buy stuff with cash, and cover yourself in black when you go out. Oh, and don't forget the tinfoil hat and baby monitor.

Hurray! I think I got the response I secretly wanted to get? Is this what success feels like when you troll? It doesn't feel great. lol.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
22. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 09:40 Slick
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 23:08:
Slick wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 22:26:
Satire.

It needed more over-the-topness to land right.

I like my snidiness dry.

Also there's a chance that subconsciously I intentionally wanted to be misunderstood. It's the lizard part of my brain that was going for a small troll perhaps. Baby's first troll!
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
8. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 11, 2017, 22:26 Slick
 
Satire.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
6. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 11, 2017, 22:06 Slick
 
Nice try Ubishit, I'm not going to install your DRM bloatware Uplay on my machine. I win.  
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
21. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2017, 18:22 Slick
 
...I realise that some people think that the noblest cause in today's world is to wage a holy war against videogame makers.  
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
16. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin Dec 11, 2017, 16:07 Slick
 
Alamar wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 14:02:
Slick wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 12:50:
Well, there should be a secure method of identification then to make sure 18+ means 18+. I'm sure people would be able to bypass it, but it would solve a big chunk of problems with 8 year olds spending $1000 on candy crush.

This isn't a problem that needs solving... It was already solved years ago... Teach your kids what those tactics mean, and why they need to be avoided... If that fails for your kids (Worked fine for ours), don't enable purchases on your kids devices.

So you're basically wiping aside any societal rules to help those that need it? It's the law to wear a crash helmet if you ride a motorcycle, even if that's common sense to you, it might not be common sense to other people.

And how many parents out there have a better understanding of technology than their kids? You're saying that the parents have to be tech-savvy to even know that there is such a function to restrict purchases. For most families I imagine the kid asks to buy one thing for $5 once, parents say OK, the device stores CC info, kid starts racking up the bill, parents have no legal recourse.

If there was a system in place (that worked) where kids (whatever age you deem appropriate) can't do that shit, then the companies would have to refund them.

It's not a flawless idea, but I think that in general we need some regulation here. Isn't that what the whole #lootboxgate movement is all about? If people are mad at Battlefront, they should be teeming with hate towards freemium mobile games. So let's come up with answers.

I think that targeting freemium shit towards kids should be illegal, unless there's a clear, easy-to-use method of turning off all MTX until the account gets verified as an adult that can make their own decisions. Or maybe just that the account is linked to a CC with THEIR OWN NAME on it, not their parents. That with an 18+ gate.
 
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
8. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin Dec 11, 2017, 12:50 Slick
 
Well, there should be a secure method of identification then to make sure 18+ means 18+. I'm sure people would be able to bypass it, but it would solve a big chunk of problems with 8 year olds spending $1000 on candy crush. We put a man on the moon almost 50 years ago, I think we can figure this one out...

I never got how they can't figure out a voting machine that isn't hackable, or doesn't break, or can actually you know COUNT VOTES ACCURATELY.

When the ENTIRE WORLD lives and dies on a financial system that tracks every 1/100th of a cent globally without ever messing up. Some comedian (can't remember who) made the observation about going into a Casino and wondering if they care if the tally at the end of the night is +/- a few hundred... lol yeah right. They have that shit so locked down you can't even do math in your head.

anyways, my point is that if there's incentive to get a system done right, it will manifest itself.
 
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
4. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin Dec 11, 2017, 12:29 Slick
 
Creston wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 12:02:
PvZ is a great game, it's just too easy. Once you figure out how to do an optimum build order, you literally can never fail.

PvZ2 is a lot more challenging in that regard, but of course, it's absolutely infested out the ass with EA's microtransaction shit.

Isn't PvZ2 just laden with the standard "candy crush" timed lockout stuff? Like it's a free game, but you can only play a certain amount before you get locked out for 45 minutes or so, but you can pay to bypass?

For a game that plays well on a mobile device, it always worked for me cause I'd only be playing for 10-15 minutes at a time. If you wanted to binge it you'd hit the paywall pretty fast.

I don't really know how I feel about this model. On one hand it feels really insidious, but on the other I get to play a fully fleshed-out game (alot bigger and more complex than the first game) without paying a dime.

You'd think that if the ratings industry meant anything this would all be an easy fix. Any game that has these "freemium" things should be rated 18+ so that no children are spending $1000 on this dumb shit. If you're an adult, then you can make up your own damned choice. I'm all for personal responsability.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Dec 8, 2017, 18:28 Slick
 
Such a clickbait headline.

It's a bug, they'll squash it. Ever since the loot cave of old, they don't let exploits live for more than 4-5 days... usually.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Dec 8, 2017, 17:48 Slick
 
Hmm... isn't there an Academy award for best independent something something? I'm probably wrong...  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return
10. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return Dec 8, 2017, 10:32 Slick
 
Well, thanks angry mob of gamers. I'm sure that the 2-years of DLC seasons they had planned will be massively gimped now. Good work. WE DID IT!

I like how KX's solution is "just charge $12.99 for each DLC"

Weren't microtransactions the PROBLEM?

Cause "loot boxes" isn't an issue, like I've said a dozen times, You had to roll the die to see what loot you got in DnD 40 years ago. So don't give me that shit. Chance has always played a role in gaming.

Right, and split the player base up. brilliant. Get used to $50 near-mandatory season passes coming back for good guys! WE DID IT!

Just cause they fucked up the implementation doesn't mean that funding DLC development to give to all players for free by harnessing the spending power of the 1% who want to pay for crates was an inherantly terrible idea. It was just implemented in a terrible way.
 
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News Comments > Valve Cashing Out of Bitcoin
16. Re: Valve Cashing Out of Bitcoin Dec 7, 2017, 05:14 Slick
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 22:09:
All currencies are fiat. However, BitCoin is like the loot box of fiat currencies.

No.

XBT is more like a commodity. There is a fixed supply, and they're impossible to duplicate.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Dec 6, 2017, 21:48 Slick
 
Massive is easily my second fav developer next to DICE, I have a soft spot for the Swedes I guess.

Played about 4 hours of WiC last night after getting the MP fix working, goddamn that gameis still so much fun. Hope it gets a spiritual sequel someday, but they're probably working on a sequel to The Division...
 
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1. Re: etc. Dec 6, 2017, 13:19 Slick
 
Man, I thought this board was bad, scroll down on that comment thread about Respawn until the first person who doesn't bash Respawn for this move, and instead encourages them to make the MP more like TF1 than TF2, and just watch how people jump down his throat.

Last time I ever read comments on GameSpot, I don't know what I was thinking.
 
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