Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 12:54:For Focus Home Interactive, that fine is ~2% of their 19/20 revenue, so not entirely insignificant.
Another useless 'cost of doing business' fine. Nothing says 'co-operate' like banning them from doing business entirely until they comply.
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 05:24:Given that all the settings use 30 fps as the target, it's possible that the devs pulled a dumb and capped it at 30 "for cinematic reasons" (aka. "Next Gen Consoles can't perform better, so we're restricting the PC version so it isn't the best").
I didn't buy a RTX 3080 to run games at 30fps. I'll wait to see the inevitable benchmarks, as I'll be running at 1440p, but I really hope performance is better than they seem to be indicating.
As for the game, it gives me real Alone In The Dark vibes. Certainly I'll be keeping my eye on the reviews.
WaltC wrote on Jan 17, 2021, 16:30:Fixating on the two games being compared is completely missing the core point of the article:
This opinion is why no one should ever go to Forbes for a worthwhile and insightful view of consumer computer technology and software...;) To think that anyone would compare Anthem with CyberPunk 2077 is--well--just nuts...;)
PHJF wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 17:25:So you've completely stopped buying games online?Benzer wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 15:54:
Why do people care what store the game comes from?
Because Epic is a company headed by a douchebag I want nothing to do with. I won't give them one red cent. More than that, I won't even take free shit from them.
Darks wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 14:02:And then we also need to sue Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo for paying developers to make console exclusive titles.Cutter wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 12:14:
"unfairly restricting competition"
Kind of like game exclusives? That sort of unfairly restricting competition kind of thing?
This exactly, I wish that Steam would do this and sue the shit out of Epic for what they are trying to do to everyone else. Fair is far. force them out of being exclusive. make them pay for their dirty low down dealings too.
Wolfen wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 22:37:Bethesda were (almost certainly) the first company to add bite sized DLC to a singleplayer only game (Exhibit 1: $2.5 Horse Armor for Oblivion) and it's not like they've scaled down that aspect of their monetization strategy over time.
Wooohooo gamebyro engine game with microtransactions. Looking forward to that whip DLC
1badmf wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 01:08:With Todd Howard in the Executive Producer role I'd expect The Adventures of Skyrim Jones and the Empty Open World.Braden wrote on 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.
TR and uncharted are too murdery for me. i'm hoping for something much more exploration oriented. something like The Dig graphic adventure from lucasarts back in the day.
Kxmode wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 01:17:I expect this to be purely branding in an attempt at cashing in on nostalgia with no actual changes behind the curtain. Just an additional logo when you load up the games and some executives getting an additional title (along with a bonus).
LucasArts was founded initially as Lucasfilm Games in May 1983 by George Lucas as a video game development group alongside his film company. Disney has since revitalized the Lucasfilm Games brand as the licenser of all Lucasfilm-related properties. I hope Disney uses this as an opportunity to give Star Wars projects to the best-suited studio, or better yet, have studios compete for Star wars projects.
Jonjonz wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 06:38:An older XKCD on the subject:
News flash for Trumpoloons:
Free speech existed for centuries before social media platforms and representative government did just fine.
Free speech does not mean free from liability.
Any sane person is going to shut up and lock up anyone shouting fire in crowded theatres when there is no fire.
Tough toenails if civilization steps on you if you break the law, or advocate sedition or treason.
Verno wrote on Jan 8, 2021, 22:43:There was a ruling fairly early on in his presidency that Trump couldn't block people on Twitter because he was using his account as a means of communication to the public. Which means that his personal account was legally considered a public space.TriggleDiggle wrote on Jan 8, 2021, 21:44:
For hundreds of years you Americans all had the freedom to publicly dissent, question your government and each other. Even promote conspiracies, People on all sides complained that their opponents were wrong and shouldn't be permitted to speak but they were protected and in the end your country was more stable and stronger for it.
And now in just 20 years almost all public discourse has moved online, And because those protections don't "technically" apply in the same way the people with power get their wish and are able to silence their opposition
Twitter is a not government institution, it owes no one a voice. "Free speech" does not mean you can say whatever you want without consequence either. It means free from government censorship and interference. Twitter is not the government, though Donald himself appears to be confused about this too. Given his conduct on the platform it's a miracle he lasted as long as he did, many others wouldn't be so lucky. The idea that the president is somehow a victim who is unable to reach people in many other ways is ludicrous.
Likewise comparing social media platforms with incredible reach and amplification potential to traditional forms of discourse is disingenuous. You also don't reason with the sort of people who storm the Capitol building threatening to hang the VP.
wtf_man wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 13:26:Not compared to many of the AAA titles released in 2020.
(Deus Ex Invisible War... which was horrible)
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2020, 17:37:Most of the EGS games I've tried have worked like that, I haven't been able to find a legit DRM free version of the games that don't.
Also, I don't know if this will be the case with TL2, but my Epic version of Carrion runs fine without the Epic launcher. I just threw a shortcut to the .exe on my desktop, and it works fine. Even tried it on a different Windows account where Epic isn't installed.
Lord Tea wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 18:27:The EGS freebies are mostly being paid for by the ~$3 billion profit Fortnite made in 2017 and the billions the players have thrown after cosmetics since then. So sure, they're not free for Epic, but if you don't throw money at Epic the games are just as free as using Discord.Kxmode wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 17:37:Maybe. But with Epic there is no such thing as “free”. I’m certain of that.Lord Tea wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 16:41:Kxmode wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 15:42:Not for me. No Epic account, therefore no EGL and no freebies for me.
The solution is obvious. More freebies.
That's a peerless level of deductive reasoning.
Bhruic wrote on Dec 18, 2020, 15:55:The wording just gives them wiggle room to not ban popular streamers who use the insults. Basically, you can use it if you earn them money, otherwise they may just ban you for "using it outside 'banter' scenarios".
So you can use it as banter, because it's not that bad, but they are pre-emptively banning the word from all emotes because it is that bad. Way to be consistent, Twitch.
Cutter wrote on Dec 13, 2020, 14:44:I expect the launch date saw heavy involvement from the various marketing departments (CDPR, MS & Sony) with charts of the "best" intersection of expected profit, brand damage from delays (both for CDPR/CP2077 and the consoles) and brand damage from bugs.
It was greedy and stupid of CDPR, Sony, and MS, to pretend it would run on last gen consoles no problem.
Jonjonz wrote on Dec 12, 2020, 06:06:I'm utterly baffled by your ignorance on the subject.MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 11, 2020, 21:03:
That's a very good article. Unfortunately there are still groups of rabid 'fans' or more accurately, fanatics, online, and their insanity and tendency towards violence has only increased in their various echo chambers the past few years. It's also obviously not just a problem for video games, but for all of social media, and society as a whole.
What's the fix? I don't know, honestly. People are more illogical and irrational now, or at least it's a LOT more easier for them to get their rants online, than at any point in my life, it seems. Then again, it's been the same old story throughout human history, mob mentality vs logic, feelings vs facts, etc. Lack of critical thinking, as well as a lack of empathy for strangers are major problems for the human race that won't be solved anytime soon.
Speech without liability is chaos, and that is exactly what unfettered by law (230) social media is inflicting on civilization now. It will continue to devolve society until it destroys us or adults step in and kill 230 and make social media just as liable as any other publishing medium.
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 11, 2020, 14:50:More than 70% of Steam users have a good enough GPU for Cyberpunk 2077 according to the latest Steam HW/SW survey and the game's minimum specs.
Kind of funny because there are not 5 million PCs out there that can play the game. Going to be a lot of disappointed people.