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1 Year ago
The Game Awards 2015 sees The Witcher 3 nominated for six awardsThe Game Awards 2015 sees The Witcher 3 nominated for six awards
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If there is any justice, the Witcher 3 will sweep in all categories it has been nominated for. What else should we expect for a game that is now used in the phrase "in a post Witcher 3 world..."
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Games Workshop explain why there are suddenly so many Warhammer gamesGames Workshop explain why there are suddenly so many Warhammer games
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Dawn of War 3 and Space Marine 2 goddamn it! RELIC, COME BACK TO US!
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1 Year ago
Warhammer 40K Dawn of War 1&2 and all their expansions are all free on Steam this weekend, 75% off until MondayWarhammer 40K Dawn of War 1&2 and all their expansions are all free on Steam this weekend, 75% off until Monday
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I already own all of these, as of 5 years ago sadly. I've wanted to throw more money at them for ages but they haven't released anything!
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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3: release date, gameplay, multiplayer - everything we knowWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3: release date, gameplay, multiplayer - everything we know
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I am a fan of the squad gameplay of DoW 2 (as well as the more traditional gameplay of the first). I would rather have a true DoW 3 in the way that DoW 2 was an evolution from DoW 1. DoW 1 still exists and is still fun, as does DoW2. Lets not just rehash with marginally updated graphics. Bring me the next level of WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGH!!!Reply
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I forgot to mention, but by "fan" I mean that this is the only game I *need* to exist damnit, and I can't express my dissapointment with THQ leadership for screwing all this up with their idiotic pursuit of a tablet.

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Elite: Dangerous' David Braben likes the idea of cross-play, but one problem looms over itElite: Dangerous' David Braben likes the idea of cross-play, but one problem looms over it
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Absolutely do not bother with crossplay if it will at all impact the PC update schedule. Talk about a trivial benefit for a tremendous penalty...

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I wouldn't call potentially doubling/tripling/ the available player pool that you can interact with a trivial benefit. This could mean more instances of PvP, banditry or spot(real) market trade. Not to mention greater player numbers down the road with less worry about player populations. That is not trivial.

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2 Years ago
The best co-op games on PCThe best co-op games on PC
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Out of all of those my friends and I have enjoyed Orcs Must Die 2 co-op the most. It's just very well made and loads of fun.

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GamerGate figurehead turns out to be satirist, becomes harassment targetGamerGate figurehead turns out to be satirist, becomes harassment target
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Hey look at all the gators showing up in these comments trying to pretend like they aren't the ones going after this guy. Nutjobs.

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When do they spend time with GF's or actually gaming?

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Internet misogynists drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house with death threatsInternet misogynists drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house with death threats
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Absolutely agreed. If anything the Sarkeesian/Quinn/etc affairs have just illustrated that the problem of rampant misogyny is far *worse* than it appeared, not better.

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Eh? You've had two down-votes for saying THAT?

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Why Oculus founder Palmer Luckey believes VR will kill off the TVWhy Oculus founder Palmer Luckey believes VR will kill off the TV
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If you buy into the grand vision of the metaverse, which I do, partly because the primary actors involved all do, then yes, this is going to change the world as much as the rise of the web did.


Ideas that may seem ridiculous to you now, like why would VR kill off TV, only seem ridiculous because at this exact minute we at the early days of the rise of VR. If you were to go back in time to the early 90s and ask the mainstream, or book retailers, camera film manufacturers, newspaper and magazine publishers, travel agents, music labels, or any of thousands of other industries disrupted by the rise of the web, if they could imagine that their lives and industries were about to undergo massive transformation they would have said no.


When the first cell phone came out people laughed and said what idiot was going to carry that giant brick around.


In 50 years (the rise of the personal computer), 25 years (rise of the world wide web), 10 years (rise of the smartphone), or less, when your VR device is a slim pair of glasses or a pair of studs on your nose or contacts in your eyes, and most people function in their daily lives in a blend between augmented reality and virtual reality, the answer to the question "Will VR kill off TV" will either be yes or that "TV" has changed so dramatically that the answer may as well be yes.

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you say VR is early days, but in reality it isn't. sure it's not as old as 3D that has been coming and going since about the 50's (and even before that) but VR has been around since at least the 80's but can be traced back way way further than that. (first hints of it being back in 1860) but the Idea of VR as a headset/glove system has been around about 25 years, so when you are talking about all these other technologies over 10-50 years, VR has at least 25 years in the modern form and over 150 years from first conception and what it can be traced back to.


so in the grand scheme of things a technology that is at least 25 years old if your only using the modern/popularised form, you could never classify it as "early days"


people think Rift is something new and exciting but they don't realise this technology is from the 80's and possibly even earlier if you include the other forms of visual/sensory immersion. but even working on "glasses" you can date the concept back to the 1930's and Pygmalion's Spectacles by Stanley G. Weinbaum.


so as I said it's a long long way from "early days" it's older than alot of the technology you listed as examples.

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