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badboy2019

3 minutes ago

The ultimate game legend

Lucky

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badboy2019

5 minutes ago

Very fun this game, but dizzy.

Lucky

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code255

9 minutes ago

@fabio78 Well, they are making Warcraft 3: Reforged.

Posted in Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime on why the studio bins 50% of its projects

Pasco

1 hour ago

@marijnlems I am for 'real talk' all the way but I don't think it will influence gamers' expectations in a significant way.

Yu Suzuki warned that Shenmue 3 won't be compareable to a modern AAA game which have more than ten times the budget. That doesn't even stop Eurogamer staff from being snarky about the graphics in every single article.

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

sanityormadness

2 hours ago

@01011001 About two-thirds of that in the offline game itself (under the banner of the "ten Mario Challenge")

(Although there was a small online section with official levels made under the names of characters like Bowser and Undodog if you wanted to count them, I suppose. And the Event Courses, most of which unlocked a costume. Those required internet, but counting those takes it over 100)

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willriley

2 hours ago

@Pasco I don't like fine art but i don't shit on it either. There's a rake for you to step in. You'll find it. Keep walking.

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ClydeFrog76

2 hours ago

@SBandy VALHALLA!

...

Sorry for the PTSD trigger.

Posted in Cory Barlog discusses almost cutting Kratos from God of War 2018

egamruf

3 hours ago

@Georgetm100 Fallout 4 was a shocking indictment on where the series has ended up, well before F76

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

egamruf

3 hours ago

@Lin I mean... I played Pillars 2 and all the DLC. For me, it plain old wasn't that great... so that's another reason it didn't do that well. It just wasn't as fun to play as some other things have been, including its own predecessor.

That said, I agree it should have done commercially better than it did. Crying shame. I feel the same way about the recent Bards Tale.

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

Mwulf

3 hours ago

@fabio78 Judging by Wiki summaries, I'm pretty okay with not seeing another Warcraft RTS given what a convoluted mess the lore is. Hm... well, maybe if they jump forward in the timeline a few centuries.

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Mwulf

3 hours ago

@Martan The sunk cost fallacy has destroyed many development studios. Knowing when to walk away from a project is a vitally important skill.

Posted in Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime on why the studio bins 50% of its projects

Mwulf

3 hours ago

My recollection of Diablo III's launch is that the loot drops very much were designed around the RMAH--which basically meant getting a ton of garbage, hardly any of the higher-tiered gear, and certain popular items, like dyes, could only reliably be obtained via auctions. It was a mess, compounded by the always-online nonsense, and almost all of the changes made to NPC vendor inventories and drop rates in the innumerable patches since have focused on moving away from the auction-oriented original release. Now epic gear drops regularly, vendors sell better gear and cosmetic dyes, etc., etc.

They also tweaked the difficulty down (a lot) presumably to make obtaining those drops easier, as Blizzard has made no secret of the fact that they think "loot" is the defining aspect of the series.

Posted in Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime on why the studio bins 50% of its projects

Mwulf

3 hours ago

@Modhabobo Its the vitriol. The hate.

Posted in Missing YouTuber Desmond "Etika" Amofah has died, police confirm

kevinflannery

3 hours ago

@spamdangled they scan your pc for steam files and then use them for their database. This is unethical (they do claim it's with permission from the user however (not sure).

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

kevinflannery

3 hours ago

1st, Battle royale was finished in 1996 (and do you honestly think he came up with the idea of it? really? Nobody in the history of the games thought Let's have a death match with 1 life), 2nd battle royale has been a game mode in several games since the early days, Doom, mario kart etc. 3rd, this game looks good, however comparing this to Fallout is a stupid idea considering the only link is that it's the same studio that made New Vegas. Comparing it to the likes of Bioshock or Borderlands would be more apt since it has the same kinds of ideas. 4th, Fallout isn't straying from its roots, they made a spinoff game (it is allowed) and they have already said their next fallout game will be back to single player.

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

peppergomez

4 hours ago

Looks fun and I'm interested but the quality of the NPCs and the gameplay in general looked very very janky in some of those gameplay vids, almost unbearably so IMO.

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spamdangled

4 hours ago

@matthewpreston1 they just need to scrap it completely now. They'd be better off going with UE4.

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

christopherlabao

4 hours ago

@magicpanda @Pasco_ It's already a thing, and it's what this whole "autochess" fad started from. Auto Chess is a recreation of a Warcraft 3 custom map, I believe named Pokemon Defense, in which very similar mechanics are used, instead of "warrior, assassin, etc" they use the elements of the Pokemon.

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Wommby

4 hours ago

@jabberwocky I love Save the World, and haven't spent a cent on v-bucks. I get all my v-bucks from Save the World, and I spend them in both modes (well, now I only use them in BR because I don't have any more use for them in Save the World). And I'm a teen. So at least 1.

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willgregg

4 hours ago

@Magog14 Fallout NV was so bad on release but 3 days later Obsidian releaseded a patch that fixed alot of the bugs and I don't think I had a problem after that. But I was playing on pc and I heard the console version might still have bugs but I'm not sure. I still played it bugs and all I just had to save every half hour.

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

bart64

4 hours ago

I like the creative passion in this review, I can hear it in your voice. I gave up on the last one because I was so disappointed in my abilities, but I think that with the long break, my approach may have matured. The first game changed my whole perspective on games.

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willgregg

4 hours ago

@dadrester Buy Fallout New Vegas if you like rpg's. It's pretty cheap nowadays and is one of the best rpg's I ever played. Fallout 4 feels like it strayed from what made it great. It's the only Fallout game/Bethesda game I don't like.

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

matthewpreston1

4 hours ago

@spamdangled The engine was knackered when they wheeled it out for Skyrim!

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

spamdangled

4 hours ago

@Magog14 the bus in New Vegas were due to the shitty engine and the publisher-mandated fast turnaround. If Obsidian had more time and a better engine to work with, it would have been far better (see also: Kotor 2).

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

Jerion

4 hours ago

@marijnlems Absolutely. On the other hand, here's to hoping that Obsidian gets to use its new Microsoft money to help their production quality match their design ambitions. It'd be long overdue.

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

JohnnyThunders

5 hours ago

@Animax

Eh?

I think you're well intentioned, but that's a very superficial and simplistic comment to a complex problem.

Mental health issues affect people in a myriad of specific ways unique to the sufferer.

Likewise solutions for those affected will differ, but a common theme is having someone to talk to and for many of us that person is not God (I don't mean that in a sarcastic way).

I'm glad if religion was able to help you through the dark times but for those of us that do not have Faith, a more practical approach is needed.

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spamdangled

5 hours ago

@itsjustdan The game pass model still gives royalties to devs and publishers, based on a % of subscription revenue determined by how many people played the game via gamepass that month.

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

spamdangled

5 hours ago

@Gom creation engine is bethesda. Obsidian is not Bethesda.

But look forward to seeing the creation engine back in TES VI, as Bethesda has confirmed that 20 year old engine will be used again, despite knowing it's not fit for purpose and buggy as hell!

Posted in As Fallout strays further from its roots, The Outer Worlds looks to fill the void

smelly

5 hours ago

Are they gonna restrict the muscles on the big guy (forget his name) too? Maybe give him a shirt to cover his modesty?

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wizbob

5 hours ago

@Les

Really? What's your favourite passage from Homer?

I'd love to hear Les's timeless rules for judging great writing.

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dft313

5 hours ago

@Les his ideas are so strong that I think that papers over most of the cracks. He didn’t have the pulp drive that REH had, but I think he did well enough. I like a lot of the lore he suggests in his stories and the concepts of truths so awful they send people mad. But then you see how From handled it in Bloodborne and you go, “oh, that’s real writing...”

Cause they basically expressed the ideas far more elegantly and powerfully than HPL ever could.

Overall, he’s very typical of most pulp writers of his era.

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JohnnyThunders

5 hours ago

What a waste.

Not just for Etika, but to all those who feel the only answer is to take their own lives.

Take care of yourselves and those you hold close.

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BadFlounder

5 hours ago

@Kiliko He’s simply giving you insight into how large projects work in companies work. Not everyone is on the same page during projects, especially in early stages. I’ve encountered this many times in my career. I don’t see any conspiracy here. The “old guard” were understandably protective of their past achievements. Obviously Cory understood that and had to work to bring them over to his new vision, which he touched upon. The “old guard“ were understandably protective of their past achievements and the fact those older games served Sony Santa Monica very well. This level of understanding and personnel management is part of what makes Barlog a really good director.

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deanimate

5 hours ago

@OOSeven78 god damn americans

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deanimate

5 hours ago

@BobbyDeNiro 5.8k hours on Evolve

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Pierre2k

5 hours ago

For what it's worth, the Bioshock series is probably my favourite of the X360/PS3 era, alongside Gears of War and Uncharted.

In each instance, 3 excellent entries back to back.

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MARATXXX

6 hours ago

@richyroo it was for my brother for his birthday, so hopefully he enjoys it! was a long-planned gift.

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LCNights

6 hours ago

The factory, meanwhile, keeps animals called cystipigs that grow tumours on their back which can be sloughed off as a source of "sustainable meat".
Ewwww.

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alexatkin

6 hours ago

@rickimalone I'm guessing you haven't played on PC then. As someone who plays across all platforms I can say with conviction we DO need it as 60fps makes such a huge difference.

While I don't think all 30fps games are unplayable, I have found games that when I played at 60fps I suddenly went from sucking at them or even hating them, to actually enjoying them. It can make such a huge difference to the experience and also compensate for my not so great reaction times.

I've even played Forza Horizon 4 at 120fps and it makes the game feel so much more realistic. Until you've experienced it, its easy to dismiss as "PC master race" drivel, but it really isn't.

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alexatkin

6 hours ago

@ZagorTeNay If the SSD is used as cache and games are stored on the HDD, I see no reason why an external HDD cannot still be used.

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Kasjer

6 hours ago

I know Cory has not directed production of Ghost of Sparta and Ascension, but I wish he (and a lot of other people in gaming press) would just stop pretending these games never happened. Both titles are really fleshing out Kratos character, providing a lot of solid reasons for his actions against all Olympus gods. They also show his human side, his reasoning and emotions pretty well.

And I have never been thinking about Kratos as od antihero. It's like calling a Dante from DMC one. Kratos is going against powerful, evil entities who oppress humankind for their own amusement (as it is hinted in games numerous times) and have been a blight of his life since childhood - starting with kidnapping and imprisonment of his brother, then by manipulating to make him killing his family, then using him to get rid of unwanted relative, turning his own mother in to a monster, forcing him to kill her and finally killing his brother in front of his eyes, just after the two are reunited after lies of hiding the truth from Kratos and torturing Deimos. Moreover, they send legions of undead and other monsters to kill him.

The dude uses violence, because he is a warrior and in position he found himself, peaceful conversation just won't do any good. But imo this is not making him an antihero. His quest in Greece era games is as much about regaining freedom from being a plaything of gods as it is about a vengeance. It is also clearly hinted that act of killing gods was a great service for humanity.

Having played all games o the series prior to latest one, PS4 GoW felt for me like further, natural and logical development of the character rather than a major shift in narrative. Kratos is okay. But he was okay even in times when he cut off a guy's head and used it as a light torch.

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Lukree

6 hours ago

@DakeyrasUK doesn’t help this 42 year old fart who refuses to pay for a privilege to play online games

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Les

7 hours ago

@wizbob Nope, just a terrible writer. People from all ages can appreciate the timeless writings of Homer, Virgil, Dante, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, etc.

Posted in The Sinking City review - a lacklustre whodunit unable to fulfil lofty ambitions

Kud13

7 hours ago

@Les the really cool thing about AoE is that you can actually use the Pause key to take a breather and give your units individual orders, if you don't want to rush-click all over the screen.

This only works against AI, obviously.

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Les

7 hours ago

@ziggy_played_guitar I was not entertained by his stories except sometimes in the way one can enjoy a terrible movie by laughing at how bad it is.

It’s all just too clunky for my tastes, more at the level of fan fiction than “proper” writing.

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