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How to science the shit out of Surviving MarsHow to science the shit out of Surviving Mars
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Paradox used to be one of my favourite publishers, but at this point, every time they announce something new, all I can think of is how many years would it take me to get all the significant DLC-s...
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Europa Universalis IV to get Third Rome expansion this year, focused on RussiaEuropa Universalis IV to get Third Rome expansion this year, focused on Russia
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just a few more years and I can buy every DLC cheap and will finally play the game again!
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Expeditions: Conquistador is free this weekend, to mark Expeditions: Viking’s April 27 launchExpeditions: Conquistador is free this weekend, to mark Expeditions: Viking’s April 27 launch
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Damn, Conqustador was a disappointment.
I love turn-based strategy games, the historical setting looked interesting, but it was a very bland, soulless, boring game.

If Vikings is like that, it definately doesn't worth 30$.

edit: No, that's not how you spell "definitely".
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UK man charged with swatting a US streamer, getting him shot in the face with rubber bulletsUK man charged with swatting a US streamer, getting him shot in the face with rubber bullets
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How is he not already a proper criminal? He's playing games with people's lives. He told the police that the victim was ready to kill three hostages!! How can you possibly explain that there was any intentions, other than serious harm to come to the victim.

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Very easily, but I don't have the time.

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UK man charged with swatting a US streamer, getting him shot in the face with rubber bulletsUK man charged with swatting a US streamer, getting him shot in the face with rubber bullets
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A 20 year sentence is not gonna achieve anything though.


Definitely put them into prison for a few months, that'll scare them smart, but come on, if you put a 21-year old into prison for years for something like this, the only thing you'll get is a proper criminal when he gets out.


Or, if he can't be helped, throw him into a volcano.


Don't just lock him up with criminals though.

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How is he not already a proper criminal? He's playing games with people's lives. He told the police that the victim was ready to kill three hostages!! How can you possibly explain that there was any intentions, other than serious harm to come to the victim.

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A definitive ranking of all the Mass Effect games, from worst to bestA definitive ranking of all the Mass Effect games, from worst to best
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Some of the comments made me happy, because whenever there is a "which one is the best ME game?" conversation, the first game cannot win.

At least some of us prefer a proper RPG over the dumbed down games the sequels were.
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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord: release date, gameplay, beta, mods - everything we knowMount & Blade II: Bannerlord: release date, gameplay, beta, mods - everything we know
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The first game is great
- super fun combat system
- the skill system felt kinda unique
- having (even if only rudimentary) control over your army while you yourself are hacking the enemy to pieces
- the big-ass map (although that was also a hindrance, because the campaign AI was unable to handle a sandbox with so many settlements, so wars were full of retarded decisions)
- pretty good mods

And this is the same, but prettier.
After 5 years of development.

I was really worried when they left Paradox, because they've had success with niche games like this before, and I'm afraid I was right to worry... :/Reply
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On the contrary im glad they are really trying to take their time to make the game right instead of pushing out unfinished bullshit like most developers nowadays.

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Hidden gems of PC gaming: BioshockHidden gems of PC gaming: Bioshock
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I'm just here to reassure you James, that not all of your readers are morons.Reply
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First time I've commented in ages do to the MASSIVELY lack luster commenting system. Signed in just to up vote this comment. This is almost an insult, hidden gem...

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Korean Overwatch team claims they were forced to sleep 10 to a room after 16-hour daysKorean Overwatch team claims they were forced to sleep 10 to a room after 16-hour days
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I don't think I will ever understand the unnecessary, skewed, fucked-up thing the professional gaming world is.Reply
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Most players are fairly young, making it easy to exploit them.

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Sony's Shuhei Yoshida says he understands "some criticisms Sean Murray is getting" for No Man's SkySony's Shuhei Yoshida says he understands "some criticisms Sean Murray is getting" for No Man's Sky
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Aaaand the next time something like this happens, people are gonna believe all the bullshit again, and spend money, and games will keep having more and more lies and broken features.

Yay.Reply
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Not I!


Really, you just have to pay attention to how people are talking about their game. And there is a difference. For example, Molyneux I feel I still trust because I was always able to distinguish what he dreamed a game could be (and wanted it to be, ideally) from what it would be and adjusted my expectations accordingly.


That's the thing with Molyneux. He was never a liar. He was just crazy passionate about game design, and an irrepressible dreamer. Those who got burned with Godus deserved it, for not being able to manage their own expectations. And sometimes you'll have a game that's great at launch, but then ruined over time through mismanagement, making me long for the days of optional patches.


However, with No Man's Sky.... How can I put this? They were too political. It wasn't about being passionate with them, it was clearly always pandering. I didn't want to say too much before the game got closer to release and other people started seeing it. I just saw so much pandering. Almost every 'Jetfighters in Space!' tropey game is like this. If not all of them. The developers of them want to make money with cash-ins.


If they'd just been honest, or displayed any honesty, I could have forgiven them much. They were so political though, speaking in very vague terms and always spinning things. It's that kind of thing where people use so much corporate doublespeak it makes your head spin.


There's a difference between being an idealist and deliberately misleading people, and I think the latter is what happened here even without being cynical about it at all. It's just obvious.

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