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Re: I played its open beta briefly...
Sep 24, 2021, 05:15
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Re: I played its open beta briefly... Sep 24, 2021, 05:15
Sep 24, 2021, 05:15
 
Ant wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 04:42:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 04:26:
Ant wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 01:25:
... I enjoyed it even though I only got halfway through Act 1, but I really hated its online requirement for single player offline. Also, I don't have time to play these days like my old days like during its original Diablo gameing days.

I started up my D2 Median XL install and it works fine Har har har
Yeah, but not pretty as D2R. Maybe someone will find a way to make it play offline without Internet for single player.

Yeah, the graphics are out of this world. Especially the lighting. I've cranked everything up to very high and am toying with the idea of supersampling (and disabling aliasing) IMO it looks miles better than D3. They captured the feel and charm of D2:LOD perfectly. Even the little quirks the game has, are not as janky and jarring as I thought they were going to be. I'm in love with the itemization of this game. Even Blue items at low levels are useful.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Legend of the Kestrel Lancers Released
Sep 24, 2021, 02:36
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Legend of the Kestrel Lancers Released Sep 24, 2021, 02:36
Sep 24, 2021, 02:36
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 16:20:
The reviews on steam slam it for renamed standard mission types for the "campaign missions" -

Jesus. Really? Fuck me. I really hoped they actually made proper missions and made the game what it was supposed to be from the start. My God. The incompetence of these fuckers never ceases to amaze me.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Released
Sep 24, 2021, 02:11
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Released Sep 24, 2021, 02:11
Sep 24, 2021, 02:11
 
The little time I managed to spend in Act 1 yesterday with a friend (both made it to lvl 10 before the battle.net died, repeatedly) reminded me of what made the Diablo franchise and Blizzard great. Hopefully they sort the lobby\connection issues today, the lobby looks like a step back from Diablo2, you can definitely see that they spent absolutely 0 time on the battle.net GUI and backend.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Sep 23, 2021, 02:32
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Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 23, 2021, 02:32
Sep 23, 2021, 02:32
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 22, 2021, 21:05:
That's what we need, cars being charged wirelessly, the most wasteful way possible.

If we get to fusion energy (and with all the room temperature superconductors tech rapidly being developed, that's looking more and more likely) no one will care about the efficiency.
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Re: Tim Sweeney Decries Apple Blacklisting Fortnite
Sep 23, 2021, 02:29
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Re: Tim Sweeney Decries Apple Blacklisting Fortnite Sep 23, 2021, 02:29
Sep 23, 2021, 02:29
 
Ah the court of public opinion. The only one that apparently matters thesedays. Especially when multibillion dollar corporations are the actors, and somehow everyone has a dog in the fight.... Puke
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Re: Why So Much Call of Duty: Vanguard Cheating?
Sep 21, 2021, 09:50
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Re: Why So Much Call of Duty: Vanguard Cheating? Sep 21, 2021, 09:50
Sep 21, 2021, 09:50
 
Back in the day, these types of games had private dedicated servers. Which not only had their own custom scripts, gameplay modes etc. they had dedicated admins who perused logs and frequently banned cheaters. It was a pleasure to play on them as the better ones frequently developed whole little communities all unto themselves.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 21, 2021, 02:27
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 21, 2021, 02:27
Sep 21, 2021, 02:27
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 10:01:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 02:30:
I've heard that after about 10hours of gameplay Deathloop gets extremely boring and repetitive and the AI is atrocious. So, par for the course.

Doubtful, considering the great scores it's getting.

Weird seeing all the hate here, Arkane's games have all be good and much better than the standard AAA fare.

When a reviewer whom I actually respect, and who's game of the year awards went to Dishonored and Prey, says the game is boring and disappointing, well yeah. I tend to believe that more than the average metacritic score. Also, I wasn't born yesterday. How many games got fucking awesome scores from the "yes men" brigade, and turned out to be total pieces of shit?
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event
Sep 21, 2021, 02:23
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event Sep 21, 2021, 02:23
Sep 21, 2021, 02:23
 
In the year of 2021 how hard is it to produce and release a single player space combat game? We even had an actual Xwing vs Tie Fighter game in the form of SW: Squadrons, which I admit was pretty lackluster but it actually happened. It was a thing. When do we get our single player game starring Mark Hammill, Gary Oldman and who knows who the fuck else?
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 20, 2021, 02:30
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 20, 2021, 02:30
Sep 20, 2021, 02:30
 
I've heard that after about 10hours of gameplay Deathloop gets extremely boring and repetitive and the AI is atrocious. So, par for the course.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 17, 2021, 06:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2021, 06:41
Sep 17, 2021, 06:41
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 15:49:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 14:55:
Acleacius wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 14:04:
Preacher man protesting, girls should not be allowed to go to school and should stay in the kitchen.
So college girl beats the shit out of him.

A nasal oxytocin spray might curtail dominant behavior in psychopaths
There's far more sociopaths than psychopaths, so let hope it works on them too.
I think the problem with something like this is convincing psychopaths that they are indeed psychopaths and need medication. A psychopath thinks there's nothing wrong with them, by definition.
It's sociopaths that don't know they are sick. Psychopaths know they are out of place. Iirc, they are born without (it might be possible due to injury too, not sure) empathy.
Most do their best to fit into a society without the ability to feel empathy but can form bonds with others they know are important to them personally. I.e. like a parent.

AFAIK it's mostly semantics. Psychopaths are just violent sociopaths.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers Next Week
Sep 17, 2021, 03:30
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers Next Week Sep 17, 2021, 03:30
Sep 17, 2021, 03:30
 
Osc8r wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 18:30:
Goodtry wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 12:39:
I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.

I wish they'd outsource MW5 to someone who know's how to make a decent Mechwarrior game.

The graphics and engine are great with so much potential, but... the mech customization, ai, and missions are piss poor.

Yep. The good old days of brilliant and well made missions for Mechwarrior have been destroyed by this travesty of a game. It's telling what kinds of developers they are when a modder has actually come up with a VR mod for it, instead of the developers themselves.
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Re: DEATHLOOP Stuttering Being Investigated
Sep 16, 2021, 08:08
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Re: DEATHLOOP Stuttering Being Investigated Sep 16, 2021, 08:08
Sep 16, 2021, 08:08
 
How do you fix lazy programming? With more lazy programming? Back in my days, people had to code games to work with 512 Kilobytes of memory! Now get off my lawn!
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 13, 2021, 03:28
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 13, 2021, 03:28
Sep 13, 2021, 03:28
 
Holy shit. Makes my 3090RTX look affordable by comparison. (Only reason why I bought that is because I managed to snag one at RRP during a time when GPU prices were skyrocketing and I couldnt find a 3080)
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Closed
Sep 13, 2021, 02:53
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Closed Sep 13, 2021, 02:53
Sep 13, 2021, 02:53
 
One of the biggest disappointments in modern gaming history. They promised the World, they delivered....well....not what they promised. Not even close. At least they delivered something though, unlike Star Citizen.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 10, 2021, 02:49
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2021, 02:49
Sep 10, 2021, 02:49
 
Damn *double post* again.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 10, 2021, 02:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2021, 02:48
Sep 10, 2021, 02:48
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 14:01:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 13:26:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 05:40:
Blue, I'm interested in how you feel about Kurtzman's (nu)trek shows?

I'm not Blue, but my basic take is that they are Star Trek as written for fans of The Avengers movies. People are allowed to like stuff, and if you like epic spectacle, more power to you. But if what you liked about Star Trek was embodied in episodes like Who Watches the Watchers, The Inner Light, or The Visitor, then nu-Trek basically has nothing of interest.
Avengers or GoT. I made it most of the way through the first season of Discovery. While I really liked some of the characters and some of the episodes, for the most part it just didn't click with me. I liked neither the character of Michael Burman nor the actress that played her. And the plot threads were a big turn off, both the Klingon and Fascist alt reality threads. Anything starring Jones, Issacs, or Yeoh was enjoyable, but that's not much of the show. I had similar issues with Picard after watching 3 eps: I'm just not into the plot line or most of the characters on the show. I don't think I've outgrown ST though: my son and I watched S2-S7 of TNG a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Of the new ones Picard is the only one I've seen that I can stand. Mostly because it's a who-done it mystery with Data at it's core. The supporting characters are cringeworthy. I can almost imagine the producers, hey lets make a Romulan Space Ninja! High Five Kurtzman. High Five. Although the Han Solo wannabe is okay I guess. It's a damn shame as it's the only show set in the Star Trek present, and they passed up an opportunity to bring us up to speed. Oh yeah, synthetics are banned. The end. Let's get real, no one cares about space ninjas, or space marshals, or space rogues, we wanna see some meaningful stories and interesting problems and we wanna see them handled on the Federation flagship with a proper crew who actually think and behave like intelligent beings.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Launch Timing Specified
Sep 10, 2021, 02:38
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Launch Timing Specified Sep 10, 2021, 02:38
Sep 10, 2021, 02:38
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 18:25:
El Pit wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 17:14:
No UWQHD support... In 2021. Sad. Really, really sad. This D2 remaster looked so great but during the beta they said things that made it look more and more like Warcraft 3: Refncked. Stating "We want to stay to true the original vision" makes no sense when it comes to e.g. UWQHD support. Then it is actually "We don't care and don't want to 'waste' money on the remaster."

The amount of misplaced anger and confusion surrounding the game is really something else. It's like people see the graphics and think they've rebuilt the game from the ground up when all they've done was address some minor QoL concerns and threw on an overlay with a fresh coat of paint. It's even going to include a lot of the bugs from the base game like bugging Andariel because, again, they didn't rebuild the game which is the same reason why UW breaks the game.

That's it. If you're getting mad that it doesn't support UWQHD (assuming this isn't trolling) and if you feel like the bumps D2R has had along the way makes it more and more like Reforged then that's a you problem and not the developer.

This.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Launch Timing Specified
Sep 10, 2021, 02:37
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Launch Timing Specified Sep 10, 2021, 02:37
Sep 10, 2021, 02:37
 
beigemore wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 14:20:
christheshitter wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 14:10:
Personal stash in multiplayer is going to destroy D2R. The new team is destroying the vision of Blizzard North.

Hardly. Now I won't need 10 different mule characters just to transfer and hold my spare equipment. It won't change anything.

You're still gonna need mules when you run out of stash space
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake
Sep 10, 2021, 02:35
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake Sep 10, 2021, 02:35
Sep 10, 2021, 02:35
 
JeffD wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 21:30:
I completely passed this game over because it looks and plays so dated, so I will be anticipating a modernized version of it. I am hoping it will be on pc and only mentions ps5 because it is a sony trailer.

Passed it over when? When it came out? It's probably the best Star Wars RPG, and one of the better Star Wars games ever made. You need to play it. I will bet hard currency that the remake ends up being dumbed down console trash.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 9, 2021, 05:40
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2021, 05:40
Sep 9, 2021, 05:40
 
Blue, I'm interested in how you feel about Kurtzman's (nu)trek shows?
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