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Re: Outcast - A New Beginning Demo
Feb 6, 2024, 23:21
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Re: Outcast - A New Beginning Demo Feb 6, 2024, 23:21
Feb 6, 2024, 23:21
 
The first thing I noticed was the unlocked fps on the intro videos, which made my video card go into overdrive. Then I loaded into the game and the stuttering was unbelievable, most of which was probably shader compilation stutter because it calmed down after some time. I have no idea how we are in 2024 and UE devs still don't think to pre-compile shaders to reduce performance issues. Another thing I noticed was while loading, a splash screen with the controls for a gamepad is displayed, which is an odd choice when releasing the demo on Steam.

The game seemed okay. The combat and traversal were fun, however the controls using mouse and keyboard seemed a bit wonky. It's the first demo that I've played which limited the amount of times you can play each of the three "trials" and each of the three "trials" have a time limit as well. Why they wanted to lock down their demo so tightly is a bit odd.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Feb 5, 2024, 19:48
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Re: Quoteworthy Feb 5, 2024, 19:48
Feb 5, 2024, 19:48
 
It's crazy how much doom and gloom there is on reddit based on rumors. So many people pronouncing the Xbox dead and MS going the way of Sega without even having solid information. I'll wait to hear the official announcement before speculating on the future of the console.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Feb 2, 2024, 18:47
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Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 2, 2024, 18:47
Feb 2, 2024, 18:47
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 2, 2024, 16:33:
Wow, according to the article there are people UPSET by this, as they WANT exclusivity. What idiots.

They are Xbox console owners who feel like it devalues their purchase. I understand their position, but I don't agree that it's a big deal. How many people bought a Series X|S over a PS5 because of Hi-Fi Rush? Probably a tiny amount. If MS started selling their big budget games on PS5, then I'd say they had something worthwhile to complain about.
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Re: Palworld Passes 19M Players; Shares Roadmap
Feb 1, 2024, 09:19
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Re: Palworld Passes 19M Players; Shares Roadmap Feb 1, 2024, 09:19
Feb 1, 2024, 09:19
 
Teddy wrote on Jan 31, 2024, 22:59:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Jan 31, 2024, 22:17:
Desalus wrote on Jan 31, 2024, 20:21:
I played this for a couple of hours (since it's on Game Pass) and I was left wondering why in the world this game is as popular as it is... But, now that I come to think of it, I always think that about the insanely popular games. I just don't understand their popularity. There are so many games that are far better but sell far fewer copies.
Don't underestimate the power of digital influencers.

Or just accept that you don't define what makes a game 'good' and that other people clearly like things that you don't.

I do accept it. I just don't understand why some games 'catch on' and become insanely popular. There's clearly more to it than a game being good and being promoted by influencers. I'd have expected it to maybe sell a couple million, but this started selling very well to people outside of the crowd that it would usually appeal to. I have friends playing it who I would never expect to play a game like it.
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Re: Palworld Passes 19M Players; Shares Roadmap
Jan 31, 2024, 20:21
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Re: Palworld Passes 19M Players; Shares Roadmap Jan 31, 2024, 20:21
Jan 31, 2024, 20:21
 
I played this for a couple of hours (since it's on Game Pass) and I was left wondering why in the world this game is as popular as it is... But, now that I come to think of it, I always think that about the insanely popular games. I just don't understand their popularity. There are so many games that are far better but sell far fewer copies.
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Re: Skull and Bones Open Beta Next Month
Jan 26, 2024, 10:23
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Re: Skull and Bones Open Beta Next Month Jan 26, 2024, 10:23
Jan 26, 2024, 10:23
 
The game actually looks like it could be quite fun now. Unfortunately it's only for sale on Epic's and Ubisoft's storefronts so I won't be buying it even if it does turn out to be a good game.
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Re: etc.
Jan 24, 2024, 16:41
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Re: etc. Jan 24, 2024, 16:41
Jan 24, 2024, 16:41
 
Prez wrote on Jan 24, 2024, 12:51:
Maybe it's the culture difference, but that seemed like a gross overreaction to a pretty light-hearted and innocuous joke. Am I missing something?

Maybe it hit too close to home for many of them.
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Re: Piranha Bytes Addresses Rumors
Jan 22, 2024, 19:17
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Re: Piranha Bytes Addresses Rumors Jan 22, 2024, 19:17
Jan 22, 2024, 19:17
 
RogueSix wrote on Jan 22, 2024, 17:07:
So, as things stand, PB is probably feverishly looking for a new investor and/or publisher. It is quite counter-productive in that regard if everyone is already talking as if PB were a corpse so the point of today's message is a reminder that it is kind of over but not quite yet Wink .

Okay, that makes sense. Thanks for the thorough explanation.
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Re: Piranha Bytes Addresses Rumors
Jan 22, 2024, 16:58
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Re: Piranha Bytes Addresses Rumors Jan 22, 2024, 16:58
Jan 22, 2024, 16:58
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jan 22, 2024, 16:37:
Desalus wrote on Jan 22, 2024, 16:33:
That official response was incredibly vague and as such I don't even understand what is going on. Embracer has dissolved other companies so is there something in German law making this one more complicated?
Sounds like Embracer has written them off already, and they're looking for prospective associates to finance them on.

That's what I thought. But if a parent company decides to dissolve a child company, as far as I know, there's usually no options for the child company. Must be something unique to German law or the agreement Piranha Bytes signed with Embracer.
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Re: Piranha Bytes Addresses Rumors
Jan 22, 2024, 16:33
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Re: Piranha Bytes Addresses Rumors Jan 22, 2024, 16:33
Jan 22, 2024, 16:33
 
That official response was incredibly vague and as such I don't even understand what is going on. Embracer has dissolved other companies so is there something in German law making this one more complicated?
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Re: MachineGames Teasing Quake 6 Plans?
Jan 20, 2024, 11:35
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Re: MachineGames Teasing Quake 6 Plans? Jan 20, 2024, 11:35
Jan 20, 2024, 11:35
 
Quake 6? I'm still waiting for Wolfenstein 3.
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Re: On Sale
Jan 4, 2024, 17:42
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Re: On Sale Jan 4, 2024, 17:42
Jan 4, 2024, 17:42
 
I wonder how expensive they could make it before no one buys it. What's the breaking point on milking their cult followers?
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Re: Get Guardians of the Galaxy for Free
Jan 4, 2024, 17:37
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Re: Get Guardians of the Galaxy for Free Jan 4, 2024, 17:37
Jan 4, 2024, 17:37
 
I think I'm in the minority but I didn't think GotG was that good. The combat was repetitive and quickly got boring, Rocket was insufferable with his smart-ass comments and constant complaining, and the characters incessantly talked about inane shit. I wouldn't play the game again even if someone paid me to.

opie wrote on Jan 4, 2024, 16:08:
Anyone found a good way to get Epic games to link over to Steam so they are all in one list? or is "add non steam game to my library" the only way?

I've been using GoG Galaxy to link all of my accounts and games together.
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Re: Game Reviews
Dec 28, 2023, 00:36
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Re: Game Reviews Dec 28, 2023, 00:36
Dec 28, 2023, 00:36
 
phinn wrote on Dec 27, 2023, 21:48:
This game really does look boring, I couldn't buy it. Was a pretty big Bethesda fan back in the day, feels like they peaked 12 years ago with Skyrim.

I've played them all since Morrowind. Skyrim was definitely Bethesda's best game and it's been a downward trend ever since. After Starfield I don't even have hope that the next Elder Scrolls will be good. It's just really surprising how mediocre Starfield turned out to be.
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Re: Epic Daily Giveaways Return: Get Destiny 2: Legacy Collection for Free
Dec 14, 2023, 08:46
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Re: Epic Daily Giveaways Return: Get Destiny 2: Legacy Collection for Free Dec 14, 2023, 08:46
Dec 14, 2023, 08:46
 
Having never played the first one (since it never was released for PC) I remember being really confused about the story when I played the second one when it went f2p. There was no recap of the first game's story, so I was completely lost as to what was going on, who the characters were, and most importantly of all, why I should even care. Since that time they've ripped out the beginning areas of the game so the story probably makes even less sense if you are starting fresh. I have no idea how Bungie attracts new players unless those players couldn't care less about a story. It's probably one of the reasons why Bungie is in the mess that they are in right now.
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Re: Op Ed
Dec 11, 2023, 09:54
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Re: Op Ed Dec 11, 2023, 09:54
Dec 11, 2023, 09:54
 
gfunk wrote on Dec 10, 2023, 19:29:
Jivaro wrote on Dec 9, 2023, 22:05:
I played Starfield for the first time last night. I was bored with the game and frustrated with the UI and ended up stopping after 1 hr.

I want to play but this ^
Recon Bethesda can rescue it like Cyberpunk was?

There's two differences. One, CDPR recognized and publicly acknowledged that Cyberpunk 2077 was unpolished. Bethesda on the other hand seems to be in denial about how mediocre their game is (at least publicly).

Two, Cyberpunk was buggy as hell, however its core gameplay was well designed. Starfield, however, suffers from a failure of design. The sum of Starfield various parts is just not that fun. Fixing Cyberpunk meant lots of bug fixing and revising it's character progression and itemization system. Fixing Starfield would mean a revision of almost the entire game.
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Re: Morning Esports & Competitions
Dec 8, 2023, 17:32
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Re: Morning Esports & Competitions Dec 8, 2023, 17:32
Dec 8, 2023, 17:32
 
It feels like the main focus of the show is on the countless trailers for upcoming games and the awards are a side-show. Wouldn't it be bizarre if the Academy Awards functioned like this? I guess without E3, this is what we end up with...the E3 show in all but name with some awards thrown in.
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Next Month
Nov 8, 2023, 19:28
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Next Month Nov 8, 2023, 19:28
Nov 8, 2023, 19:28
 
Prez wrote on Nov 8, 2023, 17:35:
I was going to say that I found GTA V fun and that I am looking forward to 6 but that's obviously not what this thread is for.

If you don't have anything negative to say, then don't say it at all!
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Next Month
Nov 8, 2023, 15:34
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Next Month Nov 8, 2023, 15:34
Nov 8, 2023, 15:34
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2023, 13:40:
Donkey_Punch wrote on Nov 8, 2023, 13:34:
Desalus wrote on Nov 8, 2023, 12:25:
Well, hopefully they actually make the main characters likeable this time. In GTA 5, Franklin was the only one I felt a small connection to. Michael was a sleezeball and Trevor was crazy, so by the time I finished the storyline I was glad to be done with it.

So I guess you hate any movie or tv show with anti-heroes. Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Wire, etc.

Generally considered some of the best content out there.

I guess you prefer black and white stories of villians and heroes. Must get boring.

Not trying to insult you for having an opinion. Everyone has their preferences and entitled to it.

I think he was just saying they were poorly written and annoying. I don't disagree. Antiheroes are fine, but Michael was basically a whiny incel fever dream. Trevor was my favorite, but let's not forget he was also a cannibal and a redneck. Did Tony Soprano eat people?

Yes, this is exactly how I feel. I like anti-heroes but I found Michael whiny and annoying and Trevor was a crazy psychopath. I found nothing redeemable about either of the characters. On the other hand, in Red Dead Redemption, John and Arthur were fun characters to play because they actually had redeeming qualities and were relatable. Anti-heroes are usually much more interesting than heroes, but they have to be written well, and in GTA 5 they were not.
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Next Month
Nov 8, 2023, 12:25
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Re: Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Next Month Nov 8, 2023, 12:25
Nov 8, 2023, 12:25
 
Well, hopefully they actually make the main characters likeable this time. In GTA 5, Franklin was the only one I felt a small connection to. Michael was a sleezeball and Trevor was crazy, so by the time I finished the storyline I was glad to be done with it.

Or maybe this time around they just ditched single player and made a new version of GTA online. I wouldn't be surprised considering that's the best way of selling dlc.
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