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Re: Redfall Getting Offline Mode in Final Update
May 17, 2024, 22:31
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Re: Redfall Getting Offline Mode in Final Update May 17, 2024, 22:31
May 17, 2024, 22:31
 
Not even for $10 would I buy this & they have the nerve to still ask full price for a massively under-cooked pile of crap. There are simply much better games out there that don't have nearly as many bugs that need fixing as this.
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Re: Redfall Development Ends; Hero Pass Upgrade Cancelled
May 7, 2024, 18:43
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Re: Redfall Development Ends; Hero Pass Upgrade Cancelled May 7, 2024, 18:43
May 7, 2024, 18:43
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 7, 2024, 14:01:
Prez wrote on May 7, 2024, 13:09:
I would say that the Redfall death counter has officially started, but except in extreme outlier cases, a live service game is on death watch the instant it goes live.

There's the kicker... They had been working on an offline mode, but of course now that won't happen. Thanks, M$!

No amount of Elmer's Glue could really fix this travesty IMO. It simply should have never been released in the state it was in.

It currently needs one seriously complete & massive overhaul from top to bottom. Unfortunately, that kind of undertaking without the massive sales that it needs to back it up... is just not in Bethesda's modus operandi. Only on in-house developed games are they a little more lenient. So I have no delusions that game would have ever been patched to an acceptable state. And even then... of the 2 newest games they currently have out, Starfield & Fallout 76, F76 needs that badly... but we're only getting small fixes here or there & not the overhaul the game desperately needs. They're just not known for spending that kind of money on something like that.

So if it was any other publisher in Microsoft's position... they would've made the same judgement call. Hell... I would've done the same within 24 hours of the games release as the game was a complete clusterf*ck on launch.
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Re: Saints Row: Doc Ketchum’s Murder Circus Released
Jul 7, 2023, 23:36
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Re: Saints Row: Doc Ketchum’s Murder Circus Released Jul 7, 2023, 23:36
Jul 7, 2023, 23:36
 
Well, in Hello Games defense as it were, they took a considerably long amount of time to get their game to a state where it started to be fun. And usually that amount of time can only by afforded by developers who are either a) independent (i.e. no shareholders or an owner) &/or b) have the money/resources to take that long. Volition, on the other hand, had neither of those luxuries.

Based on that 180° in attitude they did... I'm assuming either the shareholders, the Embracer Group, or even a little of both came down pretty hard on Volition's upper management. After all... they already just came off a previous financial failure with the game "Agents of Mayhem." Which, I might like to add, did not just do terribly in sales.... but also did terribly in reviews as well. With the Saints Row reboot... they couldn't afford another massive failure. So what they needed to do was buckle down, shut the hell up, & just develop the next game. But instead of even remotely doing that... their developers decided it would be more productive to waste time starting flame wars on their own message boards... on twitter... & insulting or deriding anyone whose political beliefs did not align with theirs.

Even if... I do mean IF... people had legitimate concerns on the new direction this reboot was taking. They still should have just sat back... shut the hell up... develop the game... & let the game speak for itself on release. Even if you want to slap down any negative comments... 50% or more of the replies are going to be from trolls trying to egg on the argument. If it were me... I would've warned everyone that they are under the threat of termination & a possible lawsuit if they engage in such brainless activities online as such actions can have negative repercussions that can, & usually will, comeback to negatively effect the final product.

Personally, I don't really care about anyone's beliefs or political leanings. Especially in gaming as games IMHO are suppose to ultimately be an escapism & entertainment for relaxation. As for the new direction the game took... I personally disagreed with it when it was just being previewed but hoped I would be proven wrong. But unfortunately there is no real way to tell if I was wrong in my initial assessment during the previews. The game just has way too many problems on a fundamental level to even judge whether the new direction was bad or good at this point.

Unfortunately, this DLC just comes off as a last-ditch desperate attempt to win back any sales. Will it make the game playable? Maybe. But will it make the game fun to play? Its too far gone &, at this point, most people have already moved on to other games. IMO, wasting anymore development time or money on this game is like bailing out the water from the sinking Titanic one gallon bucket at a time. Sometimes it is just better to put old yeller down & move on.
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Re: Saints Row: Doc Ketchum’s Murder Circus Released
Jul 6, 2023, 22:03
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Re: Saints Row: Doc Ketchum’s Murder Circus Released Jul 6, 2023, 22:03
Jul 6, 2023, 22:03
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 6, 2023, 15:21:
I forgot they made a new Saint's Row. Reviews were pretty harsh when it came out, anyone know if they every fixed any of the major complaints about it?

The game is still an absolute waste of time... utterly trash & not worth a single solitary cent.

Also... it's funny how the developers did a complete 180°. In the beginning... they were flaming, banning (or silencing), & just belittling anyone that had so much as a complaint about the game. And a lot of the complaints were completely warranted. Now they're begging anyone & everyone to comeback.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Oct 26, 2022, 19:02
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Re: Game Crossovers Oct 26, 2022, 19:02
Oct 26, 2022, 19:02
 
Bodolza wrote on Oct 26, 2022, 17:47:
Sounds like y'all are actually agreeing on everything except the definition of the word "respect".
Yes and no. I was extremely hesitant to dive down this rabbit hole... but... his original comment does need more clarity. Because, without any clarification, his comment comes off as a bit daft (at least that's how I interpreted it & I'm assuming that Quinn felt the same).

There are many different levels of respect when comes to entertainment media. Because if you don't respect the source material... why license the property in the first place if you're not going to use anything from it? Also, because of the differences between books & other entertainment mediums, there are somethings that are just lost in the translation. This doesn't necessarily equal disrespect or lacking respect... it just means somethings are ultimately unavoidable. Most authors do realize & fully understand this fact.

Respect in terms of books, to me, ultimately means respecting the story... the characters... the overall universe the story was built upon... & the sometimes the authors original vision for the work. And these are interchangeable as you can ignore the story... write your own... but still respect the characters & universe. But don't ignore too many or you risk disrespecting the source material as Amazon clearly found out the hard way.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Oct 26, 2022, 16:38
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Re: Game Crossovers Oct 26, 2022, 16:38
Oct 26, 2022, 16:38
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 26, 2022, 08:33:
I don't think tv needs to "respect" source material, as it's a different medium and can't convey ideas in the same way, so changes are needed.
Deviations from one entertainment medium to another is par for the course & expected. But that doesn't automatically equal not respecting the source material. Also outright disrespecting the source material is foolhardy almost always ends in failure. You can show respect for the source material all while transferring a book to another entertainment medium like TV or video games & making changes here & there to fit that medium. These two concepts are not mutually exclusive.

Also, thanks to Amazon Prime, we have a modern day example of what happens when you show no respect for the source material. If you want more examples of companies showing respect or disrepect for the source... I could go on for days. Hell... CD Project Red must have had a hell of a lot of problems transferring the books to video game format. I would even argue that video games are the more difficult of the lot compared to the others when transferring books to another medium. Because transferring a book, which is linear, to video games, which are interactive, is almost definitely going to be very difficult. But CD Project Red pulled off just fine with The Witcher video game series.

So ignoring the source material all the while claiming "it's a different entertainment medium, changes had to be made" as an excuse is just shoddy work & pure laziness. People that use excuses like that for their work deserve to lose their position in the company to more qualified personnel &/or fired outright.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Oct 25, 2022, 20:44
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Re: Game Crossovers Oct 25, 2022, 20:44
Oct 25, 2022, 20:44
 
After Rings of Power... I'm not going near anything from Amazon until some credible reviews come out. How much money did they throw at that again? And they still couldn't hire decent writers or actors? Good grief.

As for the Witcher series... it sadly shows in the episodes. If you've read the books... so much disrespect & blatant disregard for source material is laced throughout the series. But I guess as long as Andrzej Sapkowski got paid... he doesn't seem to care how Netflix treats his material. Henry Cavill is literally the only saving grace about the series that makes it worth anything. Everyone & everything else about the series can be flushed IMO. Say what you want about the video games & how they make small deviations compared to the books or whatnot, at least CD Project Red showed that they cared for the source material. Even after Sapkowski got all butt hurt about how much money they made from it... CD Project Red still went out of their way to appease him when they didn't have to.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Oct 22, 2022, 20:00
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Re: Game Crossovers Oct 22, 2022, 20:00
Oct 22, 2022, 20:00
 
IMO it's not just the attackers...it is both sides. Any journalist/pop culture/videogame commentator knows that there will always be trolls amongst the critics. And that this is not isolated to just gender either as there are just as many men in the business that get attacked as well.

In terms of Frosk... it's not what she said about Bethesda & the PS5 that pissed people off. It was how she responded to criticism in the following video with the rant. Try to remember that video games can be an extremely emotional deal with a lot of people. And emotions tend to get in the way of critical thinking with some when they feel attacked without just cause. But how Frosk handled the situation was the absolute worst way possible. It was the equivalent of crying abuse, like Amber Heard did, when there was none... at that moment. At least nothing over the top & out of the ordinary from what I saw when it was happening. After the rant... no doubt... there was a ton ad hominem & vitriolic attacks. But from my experience... sadly trolls do tend to come out of the woodwork when baited.

Now before you start replying... here's the rub that gets me. For the rant itself that started the whole clusterf***... I don't believe Frosk is entirely at fault here for that. Partially, yes, but not entirely. Now there are too many conflicting reports when it comes to whether the rant was either adlibbed by Frosk or scripted. But the thing that is generally agreed upon by most is that the upper management have stated they are about diversity & inclusion... & that they had their employees back. Now most commentators know that there are just certain lines you do not cross when it comes to the fan/viewer base. And based on her history... Frosk knew better. But Frosk may have felt that she had permission to do just that based upon what is being said about the upper management's initial stance. If this is true... then most of the blame would lie squarely on the poor skills of the upper managements shoulders. They had a responsibility to stop the rant from taking place. If responsible for the rant... they should have never handed it to Frosk to deliver it as no properly run company would ever do that. Since they allowed the rant to take place, as a company, they had a responsibility to continually back Frosk & defend her stance. At first they did just this. But after the backlash grew out of control due to their lack of real action other than a tweet... they backed down. And because they hid videos related to the rant & invited someone like Amouranth on as a guest... this made it ten times worse.

Anyways... I stand by my statement on the rant, itself, was the start of the whole mess & not the criticism that came before. As nobody on youtube was really talking about Frosk or the issue until after the rant made every criticism about gender. Sure... every troll on youtube came out of the woodwork after the rant... but not before.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Oct 22, 2022, 10:51
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Re: Game Crossovers Oct 22, 2022, 10:51
Oct 22, 2022, 10:51
 
You can try to reinterpret it however you want. But the fact remains that she used the rant to deflect any & all valid criticism. Because almost no one was even getting angry or blowing up at her before that.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Oct 21, 2022, 23:02
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Re: Game Crossovers Oct 21, 2022, 23:02
Oct 21, 2022, 23:02
 
He may be opinionated in the video... which I won't disagree with... but the clips he shows of Frosk are dead-on accurate & the true reason for her rant. Not "Sexism & Misogyny" as she would like others to believe. Plus, the last time I checked, I believe G4 attempted to hide all videos related to the rant. This was one of the few videos on youtube that had clips of it (translation: easiest to list here).
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Re: Game Crossovers
Oct 21, 2022, 22:29
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Re: Game Crossovers Oct 21, 2022, 22:29
Oct 21, 2022, 22:29
 
See... most folks defending her did not even research anything behind what started Frosk's rant & just took her at her word. In a previous video... she made a comment about the videogames that seemed easily way off & ill informed at the time. To a point that several of her co-hosts tried to hint that she may just be off the mark. Naturally... the internet at large can & will, like clockwork, call game journalists out on their B.S. statements if they perceive them to be inaccurate or simply untrue (regardless of their gender). So... as expected... they did in the comments section. Instead of humbly taking the criticism & learning from it... or saying that she's only human & can make mistakes... she turned it into a gigantic issue about sexism. That anyone that criticized her statements was only doing it because they were sexist & misogynistic. So she basically strawmanned all her critics with the typical "sexism & misogyny" rant in a sad attempt to silence all criticism.

So whether the rant was 100% correct or not wasn't even the point. The point was that she tried to use it as a stepping stone to silence any & all criticism. And hence... the backlash she & G4 received for it. Based on everything she has said thus far... she is an extreme narcissist that just outright refuses to accept responsibility for any wrong doing. Because obviously all criticism directed at her must be because of sexism & not because she made a possibly inaccurate or false statement... right? Right?! Rolleyes

THIS Is Why Frosk Had A MELTDOWN On G4TV Fans | Called Them Sexist After Getting Basic Facts Wrong!

The only positive thing I will say about Frosk's rant is that it was not the sole reason for G4's downfall. The only thing it did was speed up the process as G4 had made way too many mistakes by that point.
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Re: ItB: Dude!
May 17, 2022, 01:30
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Re: ItB: Dude! May 17, 2022, 01:30
May 17, 2022, 01:30
 
He's one of the few actors in hollywood that I genuinely feel is worth watching anything he has been in. The others, off the top of my head, would easily be Johnny Depp & Denzel Washington as all three of them have a very unique charisma that they bring with them to any performance on screen.
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Re: Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda Begins
Aug 18, 2021, 23:00
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Re: Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda Begins Aug 18, 2021, 23:00
Aug 18, 2021, 23:00
 
The redeeming factor for Thor 2... was obviously all the scenes with Loki (not much... but still). With Iron Man 3, the action scenes (the Iron Legion was probably my favorite moment). Captain Marvel, on the other hand, had nothing for me... completely forgettable & unremarkable.
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Re: Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda Begins
Aug 18, 2021, 22:12
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Re: Marvel's Avengers War for Wakanda Begins Aug 18, 2021, 22:12
Aug 18, 2021, 22:12
 
Blue wrote on Aug 18, 2021, 12:18:
Gadzooks wrote on Aug 18, 2021, 11:58:
NKD wrote on Aug 17, 2021, 21:09:
Quinn wrote on Aug 17, 2021, 19:09:
Worst movie of all Marvel movies imo. Hope the game helps you give a shit about anything and anyone.

Nothing is worse than the second Thor movie dude. Whatever the next worst MCU movie is, it's not even close to that atrocity.

*Ironman 3 quietly backs up into the shadows happy that it went unnoticed*

I was wondering how IM3 went unscathed. Black Panther is probably third worst for me, but it was still okay. IMO, Thor 2 and Iron Man 3 are the worst MCU movies by a wide margin.

I take it that, based upon all the votes so far on worst marvel movie, nobody here either remembers... or was even forced to sit through Captain Marvel. I would gladly take Iron Man 3 or Thor 2 any day as those had a few moments that were worth watching again over that movie. Forgettable story, contrived acting, the list goes on.
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Re: etc., etc.
Jun 8, 2021, 05:09
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Re: etc., etc. Jun 8, 2021, 05:09
Jun 8, 2021, 05:09
 
I have to agree... that is just pure comedy gold. I would fall out of my chair laughing if I saw that in game. Damn... now I actually want it as a mod.
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Re: Fool Me Twice
Apr 2, 2021, 02:59
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Re: Fool Me Twice Apr 2, 2021, 02:59
Apr 2, 2021, 02:59
 
Even though it's april fools... would legitimately pay money for the TailSpin one. Grew up watching the show & a modern day sim based on it would be absolutely great. I could actually picture it playing something like Elite Dangerous... but Disney themed after the show.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Dec 15, 2020, 14:55
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 15, 2020, 14:55
Dec 15, 2020, 14:55
 
Full agreement, Cutter.
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 1, 2020, 14:07
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Re: Op Ed Jul 1, 2020, 14:07
Jul 1, 2020, 14:07
 
Icewind wrote on Jul 1, 2020, 12:02:
That's a silly article. The only thing that should make you feel ashamed is if you can't pay your bills due to your video game spending habits. As long as you're doing ok financially, who cares if you bought a few games that will add to your backlog and you were granted some points for it to use on profile fluff?

I picture the writer being some 32 year old shaved head millennial with a nose piercing.

This. This right here was my thoughts exactly. I also felt that it was extremely stupid & meant only for suckers who love click bait.

Why should anyone feel ashamed at all for buying games if they are financially secure? Oh wait... so-called "game journalists" (LOL) shaming their idea of "gamers" for their "hobby"... business as usual I guess. It's because of stupid crap articles like this that have made me lose almost all the trust I once had gaming journalism.
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Re: Diablo III Season 20 Underway
Mar 13, 2020, 22:00
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Re: Diablo III Season 20 Underway Mar 13, 2020, 22:00
Mar 13, 2020, 22:00
 
I'd rather play Diablo II... simply a much better game overall. Diablo III was Blizzard's first big stumble... and they have been making quite a bit lately.

Blizzard is a perfect example on the talent you employ being more important than the titles you make. Somewhere along the line... Blizzard forgot that. And the current quality of their releases is starting to show this.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Announced
Dec 12, 2019, 22:40
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Announced Dec 12, 2019, 22:40
Dec 12, 2019, 22:40
 
Somebody please correct me if I am wrong... but I always thought (or was under the assumption) that Interplay owned the Dark Alliance trademark. I know they didn't own the Baldur's Gate trademark... but I was at least pretty sure they owned the Dark Alliance part. And that was mainly the reason we never got another one in the series. Did they sell the trademark or am I getting this all wrong?
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