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China could definitely be an interesting location but they've proven to be rather sensitive about their depiction in western media in the past. It might be difficult to set a proper Fallout game in their territory.
India, on the other hand seems a lot more open to western styles and the northern region already has a long history of nuclear tension along the border with Pakistan. It's not that one location is better or less culturally rich than the other but logistically I think it would be a lot easier for a western studio to set a game in India rather than China.
I have yet to meet any gamer who only has a single platform.
A clear preference? Absolutely. Self-imposed gaming limits though? Not so much.
I only own a PC.
I never owned a console growing up, so I never got into console gaming. Now I just find it clunky and awkward, and most of the games I want to play are on the PC anyway, RDR being a notable exception.
I've played Dota since the TFT days and only this year has it truly become something that I've grown to despise and it has nothing to do with the game or even the community, It's entirely the fault of matchmaking and you're right about the language issue.
Valve did try to "fix" the language issue in Jan/Feb of this year IIRC, I forget what the exact update was called but basically they were testing pings on-top of all the other matching parameters (hidden mmr, visible mmr, language preference, and behavior score) to try and give you teammates who were in a similar ping proximity to you+server. For me it was fantastic as I was getting English speaking teammates and high quality games for the entirety of that initial implementation of the feature.
Unfortunately a couple weeks later Valve "tuned" the feature a bit, and eventually disabling it entirely due to quite a few Eastern-Euro players who live very close to Russians not wanting to be teamed up with them... Which is exactly how every other player feels when they get paired up with a team of players who don't speak their language. I mean... Communication in a team based game? You're asking for too much! /s
of course I realize Matchmaking isn't the only contributing factor to the decline in playerbase, performance problems with Reborn are still largely unsolved for players on lower end PC's as well, but I think Valve's are their own biggest enemy when it comes to DOTA. Their company hierarchy, and IMO their communication policy sucks because it allows Issues like this to remain under the radar for years until enough people complain that it hurts their bottom line.
The title of the mod is a little confusing, but as you can see from the trailer, this is the original C&C remade, not the sequel. The original GDI vs Nod battle, with nary a mech in sight, and the only lasers being on obelisks.
Update: It's not used often, but Tiberian Dawn is apparently the real subtitle for the original Command & Conquer. You're thinking of Tiberian Sun.
Yeah seriously, always have to love when we do something worse now than we did in the past.
But... Dion is the plaintiff and Bethesda is the defendant...
Yeah, my point - poorly made I must say - is that the plaintiff (Dion) has noticed that the defendent (Bethesda) has made oodles of cash and is seeking his piece of the pie on a trumped up basis... I'm a cynic at heart.