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Aever responded to Tannhauser comment in
6 Days ago
EA's CFO says Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot-crate debacle has been "a learning experience"EA's CFO says Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot-crate debacle has been "a learning experience"
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Utter tripe. Seriously, current tech levels allow us to program bots that are capable of more meaningful conversations than the endless stream of PR-speak that these suits parrot every time. What are these hacks being paid for, exactly? Tanking the stock?

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7hi2c5/we_have_learned_a_lot/
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Well, at least he didn't call himself a "gamer". Otherwise, yes, it's the kind of empty words that are thrown in every direction at such events.

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1 Week ago
The Division gets a massive new content update, a free weekend, and a 70% discountThe Division gets a massive new content update, a free weekend, and a 70% discount
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It's a good game nowadays, if you can put the whole "I'm gonna shoot my 50 mm caliber machine gun into your head for 3 minutes until you die" thing behind. PvE content is definitely something this game needed, as most people going into the Dark Zone are were there for PvE, not PvP.
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1 Week ago
Games Workshop shares have tripled in value since July 2016Games Workshop shares have tripled in value since July 2016
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OK, so this comes from tabletop games. Because when it comes to digital games, for one good Warhammer game that we get, there are 9 others terrible or worse.
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1 Week ago
Dataminers unearth Star Wars Battlefront 2's unfinished character customisation and moreDataminers unearth Star Wars Battlefront 2's unfinished character customisation and more
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Well, at this point they have to do something to fix the damage. On the other hand, they probably have investors and/or stock holders screaming for money. So the system will be tweaked a bit, but not massively.
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2 Weeks ago
YouTube respond to creator concerns over “adpocalypse,” sort ofYouTube respond to creator concerns over “adpocalypse,” sort of
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Well, if this goes then no one will produce content, so no one will watch the highly "safe" ads anymore, so no one will pay for them.

Honestly, just require channels to go through a "certification" process and once certified stop removing stuff arbitrarily while your AI "learns". I mean if a channel has been online since forever, has thousands of subscribers and has always posted "safe" content ... why the fuck are you messing with it when the crap you're trying to remove is usually posted by "channels" that were created yesterday?

A lot of the youtubers that I used to watch have moved to twitch now, so keep it up Google, until you manage to bury the platform.
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Wurn responded to Aever's comment in
1 Month ago
Former Visceral dev says single-player games aren’t going anywhereFormer Visceral dev says single-player games aren’t going anywhere
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Hmm, that's definitely true. Actually, I think it's easier now to make single player games. We've seen a good number of AAA multiplayer games flop almost immediately after release, because grabbing players from the big established games gets increasingly harder.

So I think single player games are now more appealing than ever for developers/publishers. Less risk.Reply
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I think the biggest downfall for a single player game is weak story and repetitive missions. If you can get past those two things you will make a killing.

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Matt Purslow responded to Aever's comment in
2 Months ago
You don’t need to buy loot chests to enjoy Shadow of War’s endgameYou don’t need to buy loot chests to enjoy Shadow of War’s endgame
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Buying orcs in a box ... lol, before going into the technicalities of it, having such a system in a game which is based in such a lore heavy world is a complete immersion breaker. It's like putting your d**k in a glass full of ice cold water.

Otherwise, and here comes the rant, I'm getting sick and tired of systems like this infecting every kind of game. You pay the full price for a game, then you are *expected* to pay more and more for crap that you won't even remember about in a few years. I say expected because I'm fairly sure the balance of the game itself has been altered to "promote" the boxes. This:

"If you feel that going into the open world, interrogating worm orcs, and tracking down captains to enslave is grinding, then you probably won't enjoy the Shadow Wars, and thus your feelings on the loot boxes will probably be very negative."

Does that mean that the game was designed around that idea? Either go through "the grinder" or "pay up" .. is that what drives game design nowadays?

Fuck this, I now feel entitled to wait for the biggest discount that I can possibly find.Reply
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We're all sick of loot boxes, that is certainly true. I'd much rather they were never put in. However, I disagree that the game has been altered to promote their use. They feel like a feature demanded by the publisher, not the developer, and tacked on after.


In regards to your point about the design of the game, I'd point you to Shadow of Mordor, which uses the exact same system of interrogating orcs to track captains, engaging in Nemesis missions, and building an army through domination. This is just the basic design of the Shadow games, established in 2014, before loot boxes were a thing.

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DuoBlaze responded to Aever's comment in
3 Months ago
Destiny 2’s aim assist options are unchanged from the betaDestiny 2’s aim assist options are unchanged from the beta
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Why for the love of God would you want to play this with a controller, on PC?! Also, why would you allow it when mixing KB+Mouse and Controller players in any sort of multiplayer game has always been awkward and ... broken?Reply
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The ability to switch input methods on the fly is a key selling point for myself and many others.


I play difficult progression content with a mouse and keyboard at my desk and other stuff in the living room on the couch with a controller.


I press 1 hotkey to switch a game window to/from the TV including swapping audio output devices. So it takes seconds to switch from my office to living room.


Also, on the post topic: the game uses P2P client communication in PvP, so on that basis alone the game can never be competitive.

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QDP2 responded to Aever's comment in
3 Months ago
The HTC Vive gets a permanent $200 price cut - $599 for the full room-scale VR kitThe HTC Vive gets a permanent $200 price cut - $599 for the full room-scale VR kit
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But if you already have a decent PC (med to high end), which I assume most PC games enthusiasts do, the $600 price tag starts to bring VR into an affordable range. Again, for enthusiasts. For regular folk, people that maybe haven't bought a video card in the last years, the need for a PC upgrade is a major deterrent.


Sorry for the $ to pound thing :(

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It's not the US who decided to start Brexit, we have ourselves to blame here. If we swapped positions, we'd probably be doing the same thing to you :P


VR is affordable for the enthusiasts, but not all friend-groups have the power. Many will own older/weaker hardware, some will see VR as too much still. It's still too much to persuade 3 other people VR is worth the investment, they need to come to that decision on their own before they'll be willing to invest more money than a 4K console into the headset.


Spending $10 (or £10 apparently) each to get to play the headset in the same room as your friends though, all together, you've turned VR into a social experience. It's affordable, accessible to the masses, you get to walk away laughing with your friends about what you just did together.


It's not going to spur on development for RPGs and other heavy games I hope to see on the platform in the future, but it sure would ease tension around the headsets, increase the amount of usage, boost profits for developers and all-round be good for the industry.


Currently it feels as if we're stood on the precipice, still unsure whether VR is going to take off or sink. With the slightest change in sales, profits, or public opinions; VR could still get shot out of the water and collapse as a medium. If the large developers were unable to see any potential profit from making VR games, they will all stop making VR games, which will kill off the medium. I see VR arcades as a solution to avoid this. Maybe I'm overthinking, I don't have any statistics to back up these thoughts. I can be very pessimistic at times :P

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MλXX [PA-D] (◕‿◕✿) responded to Aever's comment in
5 Months ago
No, Star Citizen isn’t owned by a bank nowNo, Star Citizen isn’t owned by a bank now
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Why the hell do they need so much money? I mean, we've given them all the money they asked for, then tons and tons more. When is it enough?Reply
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Are you mentally disabled or didn't read the article? CIG didn't ask for more money, it asked for a loan in British pounds through a bank that will allow them to repay in USD so that they don't have to convert the crowding USD and EUR to GBP and don't have to pay the fee either. Plus they can do the tax rebate that way.

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Aever replied to 11 questions on the World of Warships Review
1 Year ago
World of Warships review snippet How does World of Warships run on your PC?
Reasonably well, the game feels much better optimized than WoT. I would expect better framerates though, since the graphics aren't spectacular and the action is fairly slow.
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Aever replied to 4 questions on the Darkest Dungeon Review
1 Year ago
Darkest Dungeon review snippet Would you back another game by %%developer%%?
Let's just say I haven't seen in DD any reason not to. Bu then again, I'll judge any game from them on its own merits, not those of DD.
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Aever replied to 21 questions on the Fallout 4 Review
2 Years ago
Fallout 4 review snippet Is Fallout 4 grindy?
No, it's not grindy, unless you really try to turn it into a grind. Play it as it is supposed to be played and even a bit more and it doesn't have any sort of grind in it.
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