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Lolssi responded to Jezcentral's comment in
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 Sunless Sea’s writer is working on a questline in the next Dragon Age Sunless Sea’s writer is working on a questline in the next Dragon Age
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Thank God, DA is seeing another game (I'm assuming it's not a DA Tactics game).Reply
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They should have just let it die after Inquisition. I bet he is writing great quest about collecting all the crystals you find ;P

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AMD’s mobile Ryzen to deliver gaming ultrabooks this summerAMD’s mobile Ryzen to deliver gaming ultrabooks this summer
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From a dev POV (a bit niche, I admit), this would be great. Throw in a 32 thread threadripper, and I'm happy.
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BioWare Montreal is now a support studio as Mass Effect is put on hold, say sourcesBioWare Montreal is now a support studio as Mass Effect is put on hold, say sources
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They should all be let go and other developers should be weary of them if they employ them.

I wouldn't feel comfortable letting them handle anything "huge" because they would let their personal bias bleed into the game and it's quality would suffer so it could cater to their beliefs.

For example: Bioware Montreal actively advocated for "unattractive female faces" because they believed it was marginalizing women gamers. They also don't believe (at the time of ME:A production) that the majority of their player base were young males.

Both of which are complete nonsense; and female AND male gamers should be appalled that Bioware Montreal would publicize this and still create a game with a lead female AND shooting.

This is the type of behavior the COD WW2 team is using: "They are making COD WW2 to prevent WW3." In their own words they believe that by creating WW2 COD they will stop WW3 from happening.

It is the biggest load of bull crap and gamers shouldn't support this type of behavior. It is the same thing as saying, "We are creating this porno so more of our player base (preteens - young adult) will be celibate."
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Er, yeah. You may want to cite some souces for some of that.

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Prey speedrunner beats the game in under 20 minutes, thanks to GLOO abusePrey speedrunner beats the game in under 20 minutes, thanks to GLOO abuse
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They are still working within the game's rules though, even if they are unintended. (I agree with you that cheating should invalidate a speed run, though. If they had used a cheat code instead of the recycling glitch, I'd be dismissing this, too.)

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I'm pretty certain that "real" cheating does indeed invalidate a speed run. I'm not saying that speed runs are dumb and I know that exploiting the game (even glitches) are allowed. I just don't enjoy those kind of runs.

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“There are bugs you’ll just leave” - programmer Brett Douville on debugging Skyrim“There are bugs you’ll just leave” - programmer Brett Douville on debugging Skyrim
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Considering they are the ones who did the work to put the modding tools in the game, I don't that has anything to do with it.

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Modding tools or QA tools?

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“It was more of—let’s put this in, and boom." Blizzard devs recount StarCraft's creation“It was more of—let’s put this in, and boom." Blizzard devs recount StarCraft's creation
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Funny how Blizzard don't even mention Warhammer 40k when talking about their inspirations.
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My thought (I only have one at a time nowadays) exactly.

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Jezcentral replied to a question on the XCOM 2 Review
1 Month ago
XCOM 2 review snippet Are the aliens in XCOM 2 scary?
Scary and unknown. The first time a Sectopod unfolds over you, or a Gatekeeper lets off a shot is like the first time you saw a Blaster Bomb explosion from the first game (the one with the hyphen).
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Keys scammed by email are legit "because they come from the developers", say G2AKeys scammed by email are legit "because they come from the developers", say G2A
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Or something like Spotify for games. EA is doing it, but I mean there's only so many EA games you can play. Yeah I know all the artists are like "we make peanuts off Spotify". But that's the only way it'll work if you ask me. Maybe pay devs by playtime minutes or something. Shrug.

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But bands can make money in other ways (mostly live concerts nowadays), but how else can game devs name money?

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Mass Effect: Andromeda gets second pre-release patch, fixing multiplayer soundMass Effect: Andromeda gets second pre-release patch, fixing multiplayer sound
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Exactly. And I think Bioware are suffering from butting up against the Uncanny Valley. I'm also very interested to see what CDProject are doing for Cyberpunk 2077. They are the only other people I can think of that are doing facial animation at this detail and frequency.

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Agreed -- but their mistake was not grappling with it.

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ESRB say Mass Effect: Andromeda features full nudity, Bioware say it's "softcore space porn"ESRB say Mass Effect: Andromeda features full nudity, Bioware say it's "softcore space porn"
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While I'm sure there is better porn out there on the Internet, hopefully Origin doing this will push Steam into being a bit less puritan about what is in their games catalogue.Reply
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Steam being puritan? They have The Witcher 3...

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3 Months ago
2000 AD is now available to other developers outside Rebellion, but who should make what?2000 AD is now available to other developers outside Rebellion, but who should make what?
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Strontium Dog. Possibly another IO Interactive version, or maybe Arkane, given powers like the time stasis grenades.
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Jezcentral replied to a question on the Chime Review
3 Months ago
Chime review snippet How good is the Chime soundtrack?
It's a music game, so it needs to have a good soundtrack that works with the gameplay., and it does.
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