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Steam Top 10

Valve offers the following list of bestselling titles for last week on Steam. Far Cry 5 went from six listings in its first week to three last week. It may be down to one for next week's list:

  1. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  2. Far Cry 5
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition
  4. FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION
  5. Far Cry 5
  6. Divinity: Original Sin 2
  7. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  9. Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

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24. Re: removed Apr 16, 2018, 20:32 Rigs
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 20:06:
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So talking about it = condoning it. Good to know. I'll remember that. Pout

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23. removed Apr 16, 2018, 20:06 Rigs
 
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22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 19:42 Retired
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 18:04:
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 15:43:
Fuck PUBG. Seriously fuck that game. That game fucking hates me. It's like a love hate relationship with that game, but more hate. Like 99% hate, 1% love. Fuck. This. Game. Fuck it. I haven't had a game make me rage like this in ages.

I don't mind getting owned, I really don't. I don't mind making mistakes, Im old enough to understand you learn from them if you can. But I do fucking mind the goddamn rng game after game after game, I mind the fucking desync and the attrocious netcode, the terrible tick rate and how it never, ever seems to work in MY favour.

Fuck that game. Fuck it. Im done. Uninstalling.

Haha! I'm sorry for laughing at your post of pain, but congratulations for finally uninstalling if a game bugs you that much. Don't stick with a game you hate just because it's popular or something, life is too short for that.

Wonder if he rages like that playing Diablo......all the RNG in that game. Probably needs medication.
 
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21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 19:31 Orogogus
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 15:24:
Orogogus wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 14:50:
The malware thing seems like the sticking point to me.
Not to mention the scummy shitbird thing about stealing another persons work.
Like I said earlier, adults don't do it.

That's fine and all, but it doesn't seem like a useful analysis on why piracy rates actually go up or down, and what makes it easier or harder.
 
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20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 18:04 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 15:43:
Fuck PUBG. Seriously fuck that game. That game fucking hates me. It's like a love hate relationship with that game, but more hate. Like 99% hate, 1% love. Fuck. This. Game. Fuck it. I haven't had a game make me rage like this in ages.

I don't mind getting owned, I really don't. I don't mind making mistakes, Im old enough to understand you learn from them if you can. But I do fucking mind the goddamn rng game after game after game, I mind the fucking desync and the attrocious netcode, the terrible tick rate and how it never, ever seems to work in MY favour.

Fuck that game. Fuck it. Im done. Uninstalling.

Haha! I'm sorry for laughing at your post of pain, but congratulations for finally uninstalling if a game bugs you that much. Don't stick with a game you hate just because it's popular or something, life is too short for that.
 
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19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 15:43 VaranDragon
 
Fuck PUBG. Seriously fuck that game. That game fucking hates me. It's like a love hate relationship with that game, but more hate. Like 99% hate, 1% love. Fuck. This. Game. Fuck it. I haven't had a game make me rage like this in ages.

I don't mind getting owned, I really don't. I don't mind making mistakes, Im old enough to understand you learn from them if you can. But I do fucking mind the goddamn rng game after game after game, I mind the fucking desync and the attrocious netcode, the terrible tick rate and how it never, ever seems to work in MY favour.

Fuck that game. Fuck it. Im done. Uninstalling.
 
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18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 15:24 RedEye9
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 14:50:
The malware thing seems like the sticking point to me.
Not to mention the scummy shitbird thing about stealing another persons work.
Like I said earlier, adults don't do it.
 
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17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 14:50 Orogogus
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 14:19:
These days it's almost as easy as STEAM to download and patch a cracked game. Sure, you have to do some manual work yourself and know where to look (not to mention know who puts out reliable, trojan-free releases on a continual basis) but it's really no different, in my mind, than modding a game.

The malware thing seems like the sticking point to me. Having to keep track of who's reliable and won't dump malware on your PC, and counting on them to continue supporting a game, sounds like a level more complicated than jumping on Steam and downloading whatever.
 
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16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 14:28 saluk
 
Leper wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 12:20:
Vio wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 09:47:
Honestly I think steam sales and game backlogs as a result have done more to prevent piracy than all the copy protections thrown together.

Don't forget all these day 1 patches and then constant updates after that. Most pirated games (at least a few years ago) required a new crack every time there's an update. Who wants to play with an old version of the game? The whole process with keeping your pirated games patched and cracked isn't worth the effort.

Too right. Companies should have never messed with rootkits and such and put more effort into buggier releases.
 
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15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 14:19 Rigs
 
Leper wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 12:20:
Vio wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 09:47:
Honestly I think steam sales and game backlogs as a result have done more to prevent piracy than all the copy protections thrown together.

Don't forget all these day 1 patches and then constant updates after that. Most pirated games (at least a few years ago) required a new crack every time there's an update. Who wants to play with an old version of the game? The whole process with keeping your pirated games patched and cracked isn't worth the effort.

No offense, but that's a bit...lazy, don't you think? Again, I am legally obligated to stress, apparently, that I am not condoning piracy by speaking about it. Movingalong If you play a game on a daily basis because you really like it or want to get through it and you encounter problems, I can promise you're gonna be looking for a patch every single day until that problem is acknowledged and fixed.

Piracy groups are usually pretty good at putting out patches for the games they crack. In most cases, more than one group will do so. Why? Status. All through the 90's, the whole point of being in a cracking group was status, rising through the ranks, making a name for yourself and your crew. I'm not kidding. Take a look at an .nfo file from that era and you'll see members names, friendly and rival groups names and the locations of their hangouts plastered all over it. Most collected on BBS's before the web was a thing and even after. Almost every area in the U.S. had a 'Pirate Bay' BBS. Mine did in west central FL in the mid-90's and I met the guy who ran it once as well. (I didn't know it at the time but a friend later confirmed that it was him)

These days it's almost as easy as STEAM to download and patch a cracked game. Sure, you have to do some manual work yourself and know where to look (not to mention know who puts out reliable, trojan-free releases on a continual basis) but it's really no different, in my mind, than modding a game. That requires as much or even more effort. It's a lot easier now than it was during the DOS-era.

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14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 12:20 Leper
 
Vio wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 09:47:
Honestly I think steam sales and game backlogs as a result have done more to prevent piracy than all the copy protections thrown together.

Don't forget all these day 1 patches and then constant updates after that. Most pirated games (at least a few years ago) required a new crack every time there's an update. Who wants to play with an old version of the game? The whole process with keeping your pirated games patched and cracked isn't worth the effort.
 
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13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 16, 2018, 09:47 Vio
 
Honestly I think steam sales and game backlogs as a result have done more to prevent piracy than all the copy protections thrown together.  
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12. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 15, 2018, 23:58 [VG]Reagle
 
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11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 20:10 Mordecai Walfish
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 19:10:
...HALO5 Forge. It's the closest thing I can get to HALO5 since I don't have an Xbone. I'm sorely disappointed that 343 didn't release The Master Chief Collection on PC. Even given it's problems, it still would have sold millions.

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Damn I forgot about the Forge thingie on Windows 10, gonna probably try that tonight. I played the El Dewrito hacked client of the russian-made halo online and had a bunch of fun with that on PC, but theres no way a small group like that can keep good anti-cheat/security measures in place for such a big title, so I gave up on it.

If MS was smart, given the flop that Master Chief Collection was on release, they would do somewhat of a re-release at a lower price point with a fully working/patched version of the game and cross-play via xbox play anywhere on PC. It would be the perfect title for them to help put some wind in their sails for the PC/Xbox play anywhere initiative, and they can still keep their newer entries as xbox exclusive to sway people into getting an xbox so they can "finish the fight" after they play through all the originals.
 
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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 19:10 Rigs
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 16:53:
Halo reach's campaign is awesome. I remember playing through that with a couple buddies in marathon sessions. One of the best Halo campaigns I've played. I'd probably rank Halo2 as my favorite for the single player campaign, but reach is definitely second. I've only played about half the games though. Didn't fuck with ODST, 4 or 5, wars, etc.

I still havent played through Bioshock 1, let alone Infinite, so don't feel bad there.. in fact, I'm still finishing up Fallout 2 in preparation to start on New Vegas and then 3 / 4.

I only got a 360 in 2014 and up until then, I'd only played HALO 1/2 on PC. (I do have a collectors edition of HALO2 on my original HALO CE Xbox (the green transparent one)) but I am an admitted HALO fanboy and kept track of the Halo story and read the books. When I finally was able to play REACH, it was everything I'd hoped for but I got stuck about midway through the game on one particular mission. Since I play mainly on the PC, using a controller in an FPS took some getting used to and I'm still nowhere near proficient at it. There's no way I'd ever be 'Pro' material on a console. Without the mouse's more precise aim, I'm typically shooting all over the place or not at all when I should be. It's been frustrating and I still haven't gotten past that point. I put it up for a while and went on to HALO4 and, surprisingly, had a much easier time playing it. The shooting felt more natural and precise and while I did struggle at times, I became much better at it, quicker, than I ever did in REACH. I'm not sure what the difference is (besides different developers) but, to me, HALO4 is much easier to play than REACH.

Once I get my system cleaned up and Windows10 installed, I'll probably mess with HALO Wars 2 and the HALO5 Forge. It's the closest thing I can get to HALO5 since I don't have an Xbone. I'm sorely disappointed that 343 didn't release The Master Chief Collection on PC. Even given it's problems, it still would have sold millions.

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9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 18:27 Rigs
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 17:00:
Forgetting the big picture, are we? Games used to be cracked on release day, if not leaked and fully playable up to a week in advance... If they're bragging about cracking something in "not even a month," that still means the publishers are winning, lol.

Not at all, just pointing out the fact that since the appearance of Denuvo on the scene, it's been increasingly harder and harder for groups to crack games with it as protection. You're correct, games used to be cracked on release day and most still are. However, those games weren't the focus of my point.

Each release of a game with Denuvo brings with it newer versions of the protection scheme and thus, groups have to figure out ways of getting around it. Only one group, to my knowledge, CPY, even bothers doing so. The others don't even try. This isn't really surprising given that most of CPY's members are Chinese and, as such, are mostly outside the bounds of U.S. and even European authorities' jurisdiction. Lords of the Fallen took nearly two years to be cracked as did Far Cry Primal. Having FC5 cracked in a month is quite the accomplishment, relatively speaking. This all being said without regard to it's moral or ethical justifications (or lack thereof).

RedEye9 wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 17:24:
Every day that scummy thieves can't pirate the game is just another day of sales.
At least adults don't pirate steal software.

Yes, because talking about it indicated my condoning such actions. Movingalong

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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 17:24 RedEye9
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 17:00:
Rigs wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 16:44:
Also wanted to note that Far Cry 5, as of this morning, has been cracked! So, it took CPY, what? Not even a month? Ubi should give it up at this point...

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Forgetting the big picture, are we? Games used to be cracked on release day, if not leaked and fully playable up to a week in advance... If they're bragging about cracking something in "not even a month," that still means the publishers are winning, lol.
Every day that scummy thieves can't pirate the game is just another day of sales.
At least adults don't pirate steal software.

 
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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 17:00 jacobvandy
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 16:44:
Also wanted to note that Far Cry 5, as of this morning, has been cracked! So, it took CPY, what? Not even a month? Ubi should give it up at this point...

=-Rigs-=

Forgetting the big picture, are we? Games used to be cracked on release day, if not leaked and fully playable up to a week in advance... If they're bragging about cracking something in "not even a month," that still means the publishers are winning, lol.
 
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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 16:53 Mordecai Walfish
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 16:05:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 14:36:
https://www.ebay.com/p/Red-Dead-Redemption-Microsoft-Xbox-360-2010/72452757

RDR1 for 360 (backwards compatible with xb1), for $8 brand new. Seems too good to be true, but I just ordered one.

I paid $5 for it along with Halo3 and Bioshock Infinite (for a grand whopping total of dinner for two at Hardees/TacoBell/Wendys - $15) at Gamestop about six months ago and I, admittedly, haven't even installed them yet. I know, I'm horrible. I wanted RDR for so long (along with HALO Reach) and then I got them and I was like, eh, I'll play it later, why rush? I'm so ashamed...

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Halo reach's campaign is awesome. I remember playing through that with a couple buddies in marathon sessions. One of the best Halo campaigns I've played. I'd probably rank Halo2 as my favorite for the single player campaign, but reach is definitely second. I've only played about half the games though. Didn't fuck with ODST, 4 or 5, wars, etc.

I still havent played through Bioshock 1, let alone Infinite, so don't feel bad there.. in fact, I'm still finishing up Fallout 2 in preparation to start on New Vegas and then 3 / 4.
 
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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 16:44 Rigs
 
Also wanted to note that Far Cry 5, as of this morning, has been cracked! So, it took CPY, what? Not even a month? Ubi should give it up at this point...

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