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Re: Valheim Hits Five Million Vikings
Mar 3, 2021, 18:26
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Re: Valheim Hits Five Million Vikings Mar 3, 2021, 18:26
Mar 3, 2021, 18:26
 
I picked this up last week and rather enjoyed the 5 initial hours I spent playing it. I'll certainly go back to it again once I've tired of Fallout 76 (which seems to be fairly decent now). It's that old problem of too many Steam games and not enough time.
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Re: Aliens: Fireteam Announced
Mar 2, 2021, 16:59
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Re: Aliens: Fireteam Announced Mar 2, 2021, 16:59
Mar 2, 2021, 16:59
 
Ugh, didn't know this was going to be THIRD-PERSON. *interest level "detensifies"*

Alien-related multiplayer offerings have been pretty mediocre over the past two decades or so. The only MP mode in the last AvP game which I had fun with was Infestation - and that's pretty much long dead now. A:CM's multiplayer was generally bleh, but I did have a blast with the Bug Hunt DLC for awhile - again while it actually still had players. And this? Not even going to be cautiously optimistic at this stage. I see it's on Steam for wishlisting already so I'll keep an eye on it and see what more is on the table here.
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free
Feb 26, 2021, 21:52
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Re: Get Black Desert Online for Free Feb 26, 2021, 21:52
Feb 26, 2021, 21:52
 
I nabbed this the last time it was free. Played it for a few hours and lost interest. Visually, it looks great but other than that, it's fairly bland and grindy.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Announced
Feb 19, 2021, 21:22
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Announced Feb 19, 2021, 21:22
Feb 19, 2021, 21:22
 
I didn't end up with a copy of Diablo 2 until years after it came out. Problem was I couldn't get into it because I'd discovered World of Warcraft by then (which was still in its vanilla days) and D2 felt kinda......empty in comparison (obviously lacking the more social multiplayer aspect of the new MMO).

I'll keep an eye on this but - after the debacle that was Warcraft 3: Reforged - I'm not hyped for it at all.
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Re: EA Completes Codemasters Acquisition
Feb 18, 2021, 18:19
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Re: EA Completes Codemasters Acquisition Feb 18, 2021, 18:19
Feb 18, 2021, 18:19
 
Man, I still remember their very early 8-bit days when the Darling brothers ran the show. BMX Simulator! Ghost Hunters! 3D Starfighter! And, of course, the entire Dizzy franchise.
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Re: No Halo Wars 3 Plans
Feb 12, 2021, 22:52
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Re: No Halo Wars 3 Plans Feb 12, 2021, 22:52
Feb 12, 2021, 22:52
 
I didn't even know there was a Halo Wars 2. I remember playing a demo for the first one way back.
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Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 3, 2021, 21:40
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Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 3, 2021, 21:40
Feb 3, 2021, 21:40
 
Given their track record to date, I'm not holding out much hope for the Lord of the Rings MMORPG they announced some years ago.
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Re: Embracer Group Embraces Gearbox
Feb 3, 2021, 13:45
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Re: Embracer Group Embraces Gearbox Feb 3, 2021, 13:45
Feb 3, 2021, 13:45
 
thestryker wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 13:25:
You gave them too much credit, Bulletstorm and Aliens definitely aren't their IP.

Fair point. Which makes it even more baffling that Gearbox is somehow worth $1.3b.
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER III Announced
Feb 3, 2021, 13:23
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER III Announced Feb 3, 2021, 13:23
Feb 3, 2021, 13:23
 
Apparently they can't do 40k because they don't have the license. They had to clarify this back in 2012 when they announced the first game in the series.
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Re: Embracer Group Embraces Gearbox
Feb 3, 2021, 12:42
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Re: Embracer Group Embraces Gearbox Feb 3, 2021, 12:42
Feb 3, 2021, 12:42
 
Ah yes, the "robust IP catalogue" that includes recycling other people's IPs (Homeworld, Bulletstorm), a failed MOBA shooter (Battleborn), two high profile bombs (Duke Nukem Forever, Aliens: Colonial Marines) and a once-decent WW2 franchise that they've mostly consigned to mobile phone ports since 2008 (Brothers In Arms). It would seem that Borderlands is the only "robust" cash cow they've had to milk in the past decade.
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Re: Epic Games Store Year in Review
Jan 28, 2021, 19:55
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Re: Epic Games Store Year in Review Jan 28, 2021, 19:55
Jan 28, 2021, 19:55
 
I think I've got close to 170 games tied to my Epic Store account since they launched. Every single damned one of them a freebie.
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Re: Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard
Jan 23, 2021, 11:22
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Re: Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard Jan 23, 2021, 11:22
Jan 23, 2021, 11:22
 
Seems the word going around at the moment is that they will be working on the long-rumored Diablo 2 remake.
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Re: Newell:
Jan 20, 2021, 18:00
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Re: Newell: Jan 20, 2021, 18:00
Jan 20, 2021, 18:00
 
ChaosEngine wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 17:48:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 16:35:
If your car is 10 years old instead of new... who cares? You're driving it in the middle of nowhere surrounded by amazing scenery

That's definitely true. Cars last a long time in NZ - no matter how old they are. When I was a teen in the late 80s, I was driving around in a 1969 Vauxhall Viva (my first car). Infact most of the cars I owned while living there were probably over at least a decade old.

jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 17:53:
Also, Jacinda Ardern is better looking than Biden.

Also true
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Re: Newell:
Jan 20, 2021, 17:56
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Re: Newell: Jan 20, 2021, 17:56
Jan 20, 2021, 17:56
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 17:37:
Braden wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 17:30:
Move back? I haven't moved back and therein is the problem. Left NZ in the mid-90s and moved to England. Married an American who initially moved over to England but then got homesick later on. So we both moved to the US. Still stuck here today
Ah, bad assumption on my part. Following your partner instead of a job is either better or worse depending on who you talk to.

Well, I'll admit my job here in the US is certainly better than the one I had in England. Sure, it could pay more but I don't hate doing it. Which is always a plus in my books
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Re: Newell:
Jan 20, 2021, 17:30
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Re: Newell: Jan 20, 2021, 17:30
Jan 20, 2021, 17:30
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 15:56:
Braden wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 14:50:
I envy him since I did the reverse (except permanently). The last couple of years have made me miss NZ more then ever - not least because we seem to have our shit under control back there
Feel free to not answer, but what caused you to move back? Following a job?

Move back? I haven't moved back and therein is the problem. Left NZ in the mid-90s and moved to England. Married an American who initially moved over to England but then got homesick later on. So we both moved to the US. Still stuck here today
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Re: Newell:
Jan 20, 2021, 14:50
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Re: Newell: Jan 20, 2021, 14:50
Jan 20, 2021, 14:50
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 14:32:
Hmmm
Temporarily move from a country where half of the inhabitants don’t believe in science and think the pandemic is a hoax.
Seems like a no brainer to me.

I envy him since I did the reverse (except permanently). The last couple of years have made me miss NZ more then ever - not least because we seem to have our shit under control back there
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Re: HITMAN 3 Reviews
Jan 19, 2021, 17:33
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Re: HITMAN 3 Reviews Jan 19, 2021, 17:33
Jan 19, 2021, 17:33
 
I seem to own a ton of Hitman games (part of some big Square-Enix sale years ago) but haven't actually played any of them since Blood Money came out almost 15 years ago. The most recent one I got was Hitman 2 (which I recall was a freebie). Is the series worth revisiting? Never really felt motivated to before.
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Re: New Indiana Jones Game Revealed
Jan 12, 2021, 23:08
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Re: New Indiana Jones Game Revealed Jan 12, 2021, 23:08
Jan 12, 2021, 23:08
 
With all the Tomb Raider and Uncharted games (et al) we've had in recent decades, I'll be curious to see what they come up with that isn't a knockoff of the games that already were - in a number of ways - knockoffs of Indiana Jones themselves.
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Re: New Arkane Game Hint
Jan 6, 2021, 17:39
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Re: New Arkane Game Hint Jan 6, 2021, 17:39
Jan 6, 2021, 17:39
 
A modern remake of Arx Fatalis would be wonderful. I remember playing the demo long years ago and being very impressed. More recently I think I got it free from Bethesda but haven't had time to revisit it (and I'm not interested in installing their launcher software either).
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Player Count Drops; CDPR Refutes Alleged Developer Post
Jan 6, 2021, 17:37
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Player Count Drops; CDPR Refutes Alleged Developer Post Jan 6, 2021, 17:37
Jan 6, 2021, 17:37
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 17:17:
I will hold back until I get a reasonably priced graphics card to run this at best settings. So I guess I will be playing this in 2022 or so - fully patched and with many DLCs and expansions and mods.

I'm in no hurry to upgrade my GPU. Sure, it's years old and in the lower spec range for CP2077 but if it can still run titles like Doom Eternal and Assassin's Creed Odyssey without any problems (while also looking great), I see no real incentive to get a new card just to support one bug-ridden title that - by most accounts - still has a lot of optimization issues.
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