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Thread #JusticeForJohnnyDepp trending following Amber Heard admitting to hitting and throwing pots, pans, and vases at Depp in leaked audio [See Staff Post]
What a horrible story. I feel so bad for him. What an absolute nightmare. I hope her career is over.
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Thread The EDGE 10/10 list - What are your thoughts on it?
Alot of personal emotion goes into grading a game. Obviously given enough time some grades will seem odd, but at the time the game would of felt like a 10 to the writer. Animal Crossing being this positive game about togetherness and helping each other, coming out in a time where a virus is driving us apart, will have some influence on grades for some critics. A grade is, ultimately, how we feel about a game and not some objective scale.
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Thread Devs react to PS5 specs - Twitter edition
So anyone saying good thing about the Xbox is a shill but it’s different with those who praise the PS? This thread along with any other about these new consoles is embarrassing. And don’t even try to claim it’s only one side of the fan base. Any kind of console warrior is cringe as fuck. They are plastic toys! Fucking cool plastic toys with fucking awsome Hardware in them. But ultimately a toy. Stop caring about who “wins”! Games are going to look, sound and feel amazing and mind blowing on both. Let’s celebrate these new consoles instead of making this an excuse to behave like spoiled children.
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Thread Why is Sweden being careless about corona & following a dangerous path like the UK?
What? Denmark’s lock down is based around the rapid spread of the virus in Denmark. While they are not what the chairman of sundhedsstyrelsen (who btw a mere month ago claimed this virus would never reach Europe) they are a government decision based around the rapid spread not only in Denmark, but especially in countries like Germany and Sweden who share borders with Denmark.
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
Several posts on the first few pages. A mixture of "well crunch is needed to achieve this", and "well its much worse in other industries". There are enough. I dont need to find them for you. Read the thread.
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
hehe no. Like I said Last of Us is one of the best games I have ever played. ND produces state of the art games. But that doesnt change the fact that the way they go about it in regards to how they use their workers is wrong and bad.
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
Yeah the whole stealing of facebook pictures and lying about a womens hospitilization is quite frankly terrible. And that would probably be enough to believe none of his words if not for Jasons article backing up the underlying issue. It seems Rockstar have changed after Jasons focus on them, and we can only hope ND does the same.
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
Because everyone knows boycotts dont work. I am not talking about boycotts. And you know it. People will shit hard on EA yet play the newest FIfa /COD etc. But ND is some kind of sacred fucking cow, where even the slightest mention of their management being bad leads to a swath of people running to their defense. (And yes The Last of Us is one of the best games I have ever played)
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
Because its fair. He should word it better, but in all this she is calling out his specific use of words, at the same time never engaging the deeper issue. If what he said is not true why not dispute that? Why get hung up on what word is used?
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
I am here saying that him stating the truth, albeit like an asshole, obviously would make them pissed. At the same time people are so busy trying to use his use of words to poof away the idea that the management in ND is trash. Him being an idiot about how he conveis the message doesnt simply remove any thruth from his statements. And unsurprisingly this thread has gotten so hung up with trying to discredit him that we are back to my original statement in this thread: If this was Blizzard, Bethesda or EA none of these people would be fishing for ways to make his evil words go away.
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
The only thing I read he called them very talented? Obviously they are not going to be as effective as seasoned devs. It’s not a dig it’s simple facts.
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Thread Jason Schreier: As Naughty Dog Crunches On The Last Of Us II, Developers Wonder How Much Longer This Approach Can Last
Yeah. It very much depens on the countries labor laws, and even within the EU they vary a lot.
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
No it doesnt. Anyone who has even the slightest experience with larger corporations knows that the approach of signing a ton of inexperienced contractors leads to extra work, crunch and mistakes. Obviously one of said inexperienced devs is going to get pissed being called kids, but having inexperienced devs feels like working with kids. Before this job I worked in a rather high position in car development for one of the biggest aluminum production companies in the world and we created and developed designs for BMW, Porshe, Lamborghini etc. At some point management decided to, instead of treating the experienced workers and devs properly to simply replace them with new hungry talent. These new workers and devs where talented and wanted to prove to the world that they rocked. But experience matters a great deal more than people here seem to think. I was in charge of logistics for our biggest customer BMW, and working with these new developers was like working with kids just coming from school because they had no fucking clue how the business works, and obviously that added mistakes, and work time and crunch for everyone fixing their mistakes. Thats what I get out of his tweets.
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Thread Ex-Naughty Dog animator: "ND's games success is due in large part to Sony's deep pocket funding delays rather than skill alone"
If this thread had been about Blizzard / Bethesda or EA we wouldn’t see this insane amount of corporate shills.
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
In Denmark all public employees who have been sent home for the next two weeks are being compensated by the state. For private companies it depends on the company. If you are part of the union you will get compensated by them.
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Thread The Outer Worlds...any good? Did first planet and it’s nothing amazing? Why the hype? It’s a 7/10 game?
Outer Worlds is the very definition of a 7/10 game. It’s completely fine but does nothing new, the story is fine. The graphics are mediocre, soundtrack is forgettable. Voice acting is good and Pavarti is a fantastic character, while the rest of characters are forgettable. 7/10
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
If this has already been posted I am sorry, but my country (Denmark) is effectively closing down. From Friday and two weeks forth all schools, public offices (apart from health) will be closed down. All clubs, unions, religions etc are advices to not hold meetings and meeting held with above 100 people is strictly forbidden. All private companies are advices to sent their workers home to work from home.
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Thread Polygon: Sony’s PS5 Radio Silence Has Done Wonders For The Next Gen Xbox
This is where I am at as well. I dont really see Sony's silence doing anything for or against Xbox. If anything it has just made the sony fans more thirsty (which this thread proves). But Gamepass has really changed the game in the gaming circles I frequent, which consist primarily of PC gamers. Having the ability to simply go from your xbox to the pc and continue playing combined with the insane value you get from gamepass is a big pro for Xbox. I dont see anyone who is currently exclusive on the PS4 switching over next gen though. The silence doesnt change that. Especially given the amazing line-up of first party titles Sony have this year.
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Thread People understand the FFVII Remake doesn’t say Part 1 for Square’s benefit, not the consumer’s benefit, right?
Its not the same. Final Fantasy VII exists. Final Fantasy VII Remake heavily implies something it isn’t, namely a FF VII remake. It’s only a remake of a part of FF VII. Avengers Infinity War was the whole movie Avengers Infinity War. Simply calling it Final Fantasy VII Remake: Midgaard would be sufficient.
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Thread Raphael van Lierop claims Nvidia added The Long Dark to GeForce Now without permission.
Nvidia gave dev’s the option to remove their games. If they had not done that I doubt we would be in this situation. Publishers/developers should never have a say in what pc hardware I play my games on. If they want that they should not release their game on PC.
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Thread GOLDBERG is your new WWE Heavyweight Champion
The dumb thing is even if you wanted to protect Goldberg because of the Saudis, there where different ways to do it that wouldnt hurt Bray. Have Brock loose to Ricochet, setting up Ricochet vs Drew at Mania (which would be killer). Then have a frustrated Brock attack Fiend during his match with Goldberg. Protecting Goldberg, while keeping the title on Fiend and setting up Beast vs Fiend for Mania.
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Thread PC Gamer: All your Warcraft 3: Reforged custom games belong exclusively to Blizzard
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Thread Why is the Bloody Baron storyline in The Witcher 3 so praised? [Spoilers]
absolutely not. It paints him as an absolute monster. You are forced to work with him because of Ciri, but you can absolutely condemn him. I played Geralt as a “good” guy and had the option to smack him in the face when he reveals his abuse.
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Thread SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions |OT| So Good It Sells Itself
So ehm...this game blew me away. From a fantastic take on turn based combat, to a mind blowing soundtrack, to the great non linear story telling. Anyways here is my review. Its in danish but TLDR: I fecking love this game
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Thread CDPR's response over The Witcher 3's lack of diversity rings more hollow after the Netflix series
first of all thanks I will take that as a compliment. Being 35 I rarely get those comments anymore :b And yes while my daughter is fairly young I recognized the way he looks at Ciri. It’s not of a sexual nature but a caring and protective nature, which rings true for a father and daughter regardless of age.
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Thread CDPR's response over The Witcher 3's lack of diversity rings more hollow after the Netflix series
Is the original creator Slavic? What origin mythology is it build around? The way you are pissing all over Poland in your posts is quite frankly fucking deplorable.
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Thread CDPR's response over The Witcher 3's lack of diversity rings more hollow after the Netflix series
Wtf? None of the interactions between Geralt and Ciri are of a flirtatious nature. Hell being a dad myself I think they nail the father / daughter relation pretty damn well.
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Thread Death of a Game: Artifact
But again what you two describe are opinions. Whenever fun is used in any kind of factual statement it rubs me the wrong way. To some people chess is fun, to others monopoly is. There is nothing remotely factual about what different people perceive as fun. For me the Artifact randomness presented me with a new tactical puzzle for the next turn. That was more fun to me than getting mana screwed or having a card randomly win you the game. Still that doesnt mean I can say that Artifacts rng is objectively more fun. Its an opinion and as such makes little sense presented as fact.
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Thread Death of a Game: Artifact
But thats all about what sells the most. By that logic monopoly is the most fun and by the logic of the video best board game ever designed, simply because a ton of people find it fun? If we end up in a place where we criticize games for not appealing enough to the masses we will soon loose any kind of interesting development in game design. The reason we have a ton of fantastic and deep board games today is because there where designers who dared to challenge what was perceived as "fun" such as roll and move etc.
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Thread Death of a Game: Artifact
I dont understand this part of the video. The idea that the rng in Hearthstone or magic is objectively more "fun" is downright silly to me. Surely that is a highly subjective thing. The only objective comment to be made is the one Garfield makes. Also the idea that he doesnt understand fun makes no sense when he has designed a game like Bunny kingdoms which is a ton of fun, and that is a game he has designed completely on his own. He also had alot of creative freedom on Keyforge which he designed for Fantasy Flight Games. That game is a massive success and was designed around the same time he designed Artifact, a fact that this video never adresses or even mentions. There are a bit too many opinions that Nerdslayer tries to twist as facts in this video to be honest.
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Thread Death of a Game: Artifact
faeria is, much like Artifact, a fantastic card game. And both where much cheaper to be competitive in than magic and hearthstone. But for some reason the players got hung up on entry fees and the fact that these where long, complex and non-mobile games meant the hearthstone casual players checked out right away.
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Thread My Neighbor left a threatning Note on my house regarding my Dog, want advice.
wow you fucking suck. To the Op. Deliver that letter as Well as the poisoning story to the police. Honestly if someone poisoned my dog I would be at the police right away. Don’t go physical, you never know if someone sick enough to poison a dog might pull a knife on you. Let the police handle it, or get a good lawyer and sue their sorry ass.
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Thread I've met literally zero people who enjoyed "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood". What a fucking awful movie.
Its one of his best movies to be honest. Fantastic acting. Great Tarantino-esque dialog. And especially the ending was so amazing and a beautiful love letter to Sharon Tate. On top of that it is a fascinating journey into Tarantino's own mind and the struggle between having affection for the old but understanding why it needs to change.
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Thread The Rise of Skywalker (2019) social media impressions
A danish reviewer called it "JJ listened to the angry Star Wars fans and made a hollow and bad copy of Return of the Jedi"... I havent seen it myself so cannot comment on whether this is true or not, but felt it was a interesting comment, given how boring and safe TFA was. (And no I dont really think TLJ was a particularly good either)
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
yep thankfully you can ignore it. My issues with it is that the writing is very bad, as in makes Pirates of the Caribbean look amazing bad. And on top of that it just makes the setup more fiddly without adding any real gameplay depth. The mechanics are also completely separated from the theme, which makes the campaign part even less engaging. But the core game, without the campaign, is great. It is a satisfying puzzle, where you are constantly juggling your cards, movements and ship upgrades to squeeze out the most points. As a engine building game with multi use cards it works really well.
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Thread SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions |OT| So Good It Sells Itself
So we just received a review copy today. I will make sure to get it played so we can get it in the game of the year discussions. The review will be in danish and wont be finished before january, but I will make sure to post a TLDR in english and our rating in here if you guys are interested.
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Thread It's 20 years old, but Age of Empires II is still the best RTS on the market today
As much as I love AoE 2 it’s such a weird jack-of-all trades to me. It has the civilization developing thing and feels very much like a super light city builder at times, and then the combat on top of all that. Personally I prefer Rise of Nations for that kind of “mix”. If I want pure tactical combat rts I tend to prefer the company of heroes games. And if I want city building I prefer the Anno series. Oh and for those who hate the hyper focus on apm there is Northgaard which is absolutely fantastic. All that having been said AoE 2 DE is a great game that gives me a nice nostalgic feeling.
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Thread Clones that are better than the real deal.
the AI in FM is heaps better and also the scouting in FM is in a league of its own, to the point where actual professional managers use it as a tool. Especially with the improvements in this years version Football manager is a management sim that is unrivaled in quality.
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Thread The Most Underrated Games Of The Decade - Kotaku
Metacritic of 92 is not underrated at all. Keep in mind it had performance issues. I love Bloodborne and would rate it a 10/10, but given the issues with performance and the, somewhat, obtuse storytelling I don’t think it’s unfair that it ended up at 92.
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Thread Your most disappointing moments in gaming?
The ending in Persona 5. I loved the game and it was easily going to be my game of the year that year, but then the ending came along. And while that ending was somewhat in line with the rest of the series, it didnt fit the overall theme and message of the rest of the game and completely ruined the depth of the "evil" characters and their motivations. It destroyed the game for me.
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Thread I think we should not expect the PS5 to dominate the market like the PS4 did
absolutely and my predictions earlier are, like everyone else right now, guesswork. We won’t know how the subscription landscape turns out before all factors are fully in play. I still think it’s a better move from Microsoft to go for the pc crowd instead of trying to sway the hardcore PlayStation fans.
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Thread I think we should not expect the PS5 to dominate the market like the PS4 did
the guy I quoted compared them so it was to answer him. I agree they are different things. If you notice I don’t reference ps+ further down in the reply. But yes you are right :)
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Thread IGN announces Game of the Year 2019 nominees (Control, Disco Elysium, Pokemon, RE2, Zelda, etc.)
yeah several of them bounced hard of the outer worlds. And I get that to be honest. The writing is kind of juvenile and the combat is very bland. It’s a good game but not great.
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Thread I think we should not expect the PS5 to dominate the market like the PS4 did
psNow and ps+ are terrible compared to game pass. Sony will probably sell more hardware than ms but unless they drastically change their lineup on psNow, MS will own the subscription market. Also cross saves between pc and Xbox combined with the value of game pass will sell more Xbox consoles then Era in general wants to admit. I also feel that the developers Microsoft has brought in house lately are, for a large part, PC darlings. It seems instead of trying to gain ground on the console exclusive market, they are targeting the pc players, which might prove a smart move. Personally I am going PC, Xbox and Switch at home next gen.
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Thread Disco Elysium |OT| No Truce with the Voices in My Head
Well they even claimed it allowed for you to be racist and was neutral about racism, so clearly anything slightly deeper than Pepper Pig would be flying over their heads... I am not going to name names though. If people are consuming their stuff they would already have heard it :) Its rare that I feel like yelling at my headphones but this was very close hehe.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
I had a similar experience with the mafia game SUSD hyped to the high heavens. When I finally got it to the table it was a fiddly mess of a design with way to many complexities, while at the same time being very loose (ruleswise) and often the game would end in rule discussions rather than actual game.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Great write up. When I talked to Tony the other day I had the choice to review this or Tank Duel. After reading this I am sad I chose Tank Duel :P Oh and sidenote: The designer of Navajo Wars (and Comancheria) Joel Toppen is a pretty great guy as well.
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Thread I really hate to say it but... Fallout 4 is better than The Outer Worlds
I really enjoyed the choice of freedom in Outer Worlds, but I have a ton of issues with it: the humor didn’t land for me and felt like we where laughing at the people being abused by the companies. The skill system was bland. Apart from Pavarti and Sam the followers just annoyed me. And it was just way to easy, even on hard. That having been said it’s still better than Fallout 4 imo.
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Thread Riot Games announces League of Legends card game Legends of Runeterra
Yeah the only digital card game that truly got draft right is Magic Online.
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Thread Riot Games announces League of Legends card game Legends of Runeterra
So I went back to Hearthstone today after extensive Runeterra play this weekend and man its not even close. LoR takes a massive dump all over Hearthstone in every single aspect. The mana system is better, its more balanced already, the turn structure is leagues above, the monetization is much better, spells work more interestingly. There is actual player interaction on each turn!
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
I am so happy to finally be able to share my SpaceCorp review with you guys. As some of you might know I was completely gone from game reviewing due to my wife having a severe depression and other family issues. My wife is much better now, and in the future I will actually solely be reviewing board games for Joypad.dk, and leave the video games to the other guys. Let me know what you think of the review. The next review I will be doing is Maracaibo from Alexander Pfister and after that Tapestry.
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Thread Phil Spencer on concerns Game Pass/accessibility means less money for xbox "Gamers should focus on you as a gamer and the things that matter to you"
One of the best ways to illustrate how insanely moronic the console wars is, is to look at how desperately some people scramble to find anything negative to say about a product like Gamepass. The whole “bu...buh...but think about the deeeevs!!!” schtick is quite transparent.
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Thread Riot Games announces League of Legends card game Legends of Runeterra
Have to say this game is a treat. Not sure I like the pick 3 cards at a time in draft but other than that this game rocks. Its like the perfect marriage of all other CCG's with a much better payment model. Sad for my wife though who has had streams running for about 40 hours by now, between the last and this beta and still no drop :(
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Thread Destiny would have been better off with Activision than Bungie
Well....I will go with you as far as the best content of Destiny 2 (Forsaken) was largely created by Activision owned support studios and shadowkeep is utter shite compared to Forsaken. That having been said I dont think Activision is the answer to a better Destiny (or any game really) in the future.
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Thread Underlords Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS) "Big Update" Oct 24ish & v1.0 soon after
Been playing all day. Done with it by now. To much imbalance between heroes and the fact that you get to choose between 3 instead of two if you buy 30 of the new packs is disgusting. And positioning matters abit, but its still almost entirely rng where things hit and that can and will often cost you a match. Much like Hearthstone is a super simplified version of magic, this is a super simplified auto battler. If you want quick fun without complexity this is very good for that. If you want a deep auto battler stick to Underlords or TFT.
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Thread Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum |OT| Where are my Dragons?
It can easily be adjusted and its beta. That having been said it is something they need to adress because YES it is an issue if choice of hero can decide as much as it does right now. In TFT and Underlords position matters more and there are more synergies and wiggle room, and you have economy you can use and items. Battlegrounds has far fewer decisions to make and the heroes matter alot more to your wins than underlords do in underlords.
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Thread Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum |OT| Where are my Dragons?
Yeah thats another problem for me. Having to get 30 packs to get the choice. Having the choice of three instead of two is a huge difference when only two thirds of the heroes are in a good spot as you put it, and putting that choice between either playing a game you dont like or paying up for something that then is worthless to you is just a crummy design. I still think its a good game btw, there are just some issues they need to address during the beta.
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Thread Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum |OT| Where are my Dragons?
This is good fun. Played two matches, got second place twice. I really like the pace of the matches. This is a nice, very simple and very fast autobattler. It’s similar enough to give that nice fuzzy warm auto battler feel, while also being different enough to warrant playing alongside one of the other more complex autobattlers.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics |OT| Six assassins and three yordles walk into a bar...
Yeah glacial is and was very strong. When I go glacial as base I allways end up in top 3
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Thread Jim Ryan on including first party games on PSNOW “It’s an area that is fast changing and fluid” wants to “ treat them with amazing care and respect”
Its neither. Disney+ is delivering the Mandalorian which is likely the most expensive tv show ever. Sony is not delivering things like that day one, but seemingly later down the line. In any case the gaming landscape is very different from movies and thus needs its own approach. Microsoft’s approach is smart for a company that has catching up to do. Sony is taking the smart approach given their market position and usual first party sales figures. Both companies are doing the right thing based on their unique market positions.
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Thread Kratos vs. Geralt....who wins in a fight
As a Dane who grew up learning about “our” mythology I know quite a bit about it. Two things: 1) The Sylvanas comment was meant as a joke and a slight dig at Blizzard. 2) GoW version of Norse mythology is very far from actual Norse mythology. Edit: it’s true it’s closer than a lot of other versions but still takes quite a few liberties. (Which is fine)
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Yeah same here. Having brawl only on wednesdays hurt it alot for me. At the same time Riot are completely changing the landscape of monetization in card games with their upcomming game and Wotc really need to step up there game if they dont want Arena bleed players.
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Thread Riot Games announces League of Legends card game Legends of Runeterra
I wonder if there are some draw shenanigans going on. Built a Teemo deck and had 42 mushrooms in his deck while he had 20 cards left. Yet repeatedly he would only draw 1 or 2 at most on his turn. This has happened in several games now, making me wonder if there if the draw is not actually rng.
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Thread Underlords Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS) "Big Update" Oct 24ish & v1.0 soon after
When you make a draft game where there is one meta that is pretty much the only thing that works you will end up with a game where the winners get bored and those experimenting get destroyed. If you want a in depth take on why Underlords is actually failing listen to the latest Arena Athletes podcast, where a MTG pro who made top 100 lords in Underlords explains the issues.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
So I got a surprise package yesterday which turned out to be Tapestry. Apparently Jamie wanted me to review it. Due to family and health issues I have been on a hiatus from any games writing, but I will begin doing board game reviews again. Expect my Tapestry review to be done mid November.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Man a "wow such luck" emote would be so nice. Just lost a BO3 traditional draft match to the most umost utter cunt I have met since leaving Hearthstone. Not only did the idiot rope everytime a card went against him, he ended winning with the most disgusting combo of topdicks and foot / witch only to end the game with an Oops emote. And then the second match I ended up mana screwed despite keeping 3 mana in hand and having a 18 land deck. Man I wish limited in Arena wasnt so silly.
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Thread FootyEra 19/20 Season |OT| This is the place where we hate/love VAR
Good on St. Pauli for firing Sahin after his stupid Pro genocide Instagram post.
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Thread Anthem is $9.99 on Amazon
Well they where going of having tried the combat which was a ton of fun, and with Biowares history of great stories (and Destiny 2 having an utterly shite one) I can see why there was hope. In the end the loot system was a joke, the skill system was flawed, the campaign to short and open ended, not to mention the million upon million of bugs and utterly baffling design decisions, and Anthem sadly ended up being a very bad game. Destiny 2 apart from Forsaken is simply utterly mediocre, which is still vastly better than its competitors sadly.
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Thread Blizzard Releases Statement, Reduces Blitzchung And Casters' Suspension To Six Months And Restores Blitzchung's Prize Money
Having ties is very mild way of putting it. The amount of influence the chinese government puts on its companies is very different than purely capitalist countries. I know what a social democracy is since I live in one, and very much enjoy it. I would never want Denmark to become communist instead. Edit: I should probably say that I have relatives who where imprisoned and tortured in the east german communist regime, and thus that obviously paints the way I view those kinds of regimes. That having been said I dont believe a capitalist society is good or let alone better just to be clear.
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Thread Blizzard Releases Statement, Reduces Blitzchung And Casters' Suspension To Six Months And Restores Blitzchung's Prize Money
All successful companies are either owned by the state or, in cases like Huawei and Lenovo have extremely close ties with the government. So in that aspect China is very much still communist.
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Thread Xenophobia in Discussions About Epic/Blizzard
It did but hitlers Germany didn’t implode, they lost the war. Their brainwashing was highly effective and kept most Germans, not only in check, but actively supporting the Reich.
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Thread Xenophobia in Discussions About Epic/Blizzard
People doubting statewide brainwashing need to read up on history. Stalins USSR, Eastern Germany before the wall fell, hitlers nazi Germany. Rwanda. Serbia. All used propaganda and brainwashing to make neighbors kill each other and blindly follow the oppressive government.
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Thread Apple Arcade |OT| Here's to the Gaming Ones
Okay so I have the weirdest issue. I have a iPhone X, IPad 2018 and Apple tv. All have os13 and use the same Apple ID and account. So I decided to do the free trial and downloading and playing the games on the IPhone works perfect, and they even get downloaded simultaneously on the Apple TV, however when I launch them there I just get sent to the “try for free now” screen, and if I press that button I get a “you are already subscribed. The same happens when I try do download the directly on the Apple TV. Anyone else had this?
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Thread Blizzard has removed Hong Kong Hearthstone player blitzchung from Hearthstone Grand Masters and rescinded all his prize money
Yeah they clearly don’t dare bite the hand that feeds them. Disappointing. Kibler on the other hand
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Thread Blizzard has removed Hong Kong Hearthstone player blitzchung from Hearthstone Grand Masters and rescinded all his prize money
Yup. Very disappointed in Taliesen and Eviatel as I fully expected them of all people to comment on this.
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Thread Blizzard has removed Hong Kong Hearthstone player blitzchung from Hearthstone Grand Masters and rescinded all his prize money
Fuck Thijs then. I have unsubbed my wow subscription and I will not review any more Blizzard products let alone play them at all as long as Blizzard keep this stance.
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Thread Artifact |OT| Mangoj eebayted
So my wife and me and a couple we are close friends with have begun playing Artifact together. Its actually a ton of fun to do draft tournaments together. Its like cubedrafting magic, except we can do it online and only had to pay the cost of Artifact. Highly recommend it.
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Thread Artifact |OT| Mangoj eebayted
Ah yeah sorry about that. I did consider if this would disappoint some people, but we have been enjoying the game this way so much that I really wanted to share it with fellow Artifact lovers.
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Thread Blizzard has removed Hong Kong Hearthstone player blitzchung from Hearthstone Grand Masters and rescinded all his prize money
Disgraceful. I hope they walk this back. If not I hope everyone boycuts them.
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Thread Apex Legends Halloween Event: no free packs at all apparently
No the question was stated as F2p system. And in that context is silly to pull in Dota 2. If you look strictly at cosmetics you can actually get the rare drop here and there in dota. Also with Dota you have to take the steam market into consideration. If you want to compare what you can get for a few cents compared to what things will cost you in Apex, Dota is actually much cheaper. Comparing the two games as a whole package you get a very different picture then the one you where trying to paint.
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Thread Apex Legends Halloween Event: no free packs at all apparently
Well the question you quoted asked if there was a worse f2p system than Apex and you named Dota.
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Thread Apex Legends Halloween Event: no free packs at all apparently
In Dota all heroes are free to use. Even with a meager 8 heroes in Apex, two of them are locked behind pay/grind wall.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
We really need a way to report cunts that pull the plug resulting in a draw. Just had this happen again against some dimir mill player who, of course, couldnt handle being outplayed.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
I dont think how many people care about Bo3 is relevant in this context. The issue is that magic is more or less designed around sideboarding.
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To many good players would reach 11 wins with BO3. This was always meant as a lottery. Which in the end hurts the game because it makes matches toxic.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Yeah its still to early to tell. Golos seems to be the strongest deck right now. I am running a version with Agents of Treachery instead of the Giants. But I have a feeling mono red will become insane once it gets completely figured out. Thorbrand is just a nuts card and I have a feeling we will eventually see a version that just kills you too fast to react to.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
I was on a fantastic winning streak until I ran into dimir mill. This is why we need a "why dont you go fuck yourself" emote :p And then after that a Bolos / Chandra awakened deck. Man I hate chandra inferno. Such a bullshit card. And all the rares I got where garbage xD
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Thread The Last Of Us Remastered and MLB The Show 19 free for PS+ members in October
I am really curious to what actually happened to PES. It seems weird to remove a game about the biggest sport in the world and then later have a month with a game about a niche sport, if the reason for removing PES was backlash.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
So what is your most hated card in magic? Mine is Chandra Awakened inferno. It feels epicly bad to loose to because of how stupid the plus 2 abillity is. It makes her incredible hard to kill and gives you a overpowered clock to play against. Either you have an imidiate answer or you just loose the game. Its just a dumb card. And add in cards like Thorbrand and it becomes even more insane. But she is far from overpowered with her cost. She just feels bad to loose to.
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Yeah she is a fair card. Like I said for me personally the Death by 1000 cuts really gets to me. Yeah I get why simic flash would be annoying as a whole :)
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You are still limited. Afterall there are no three color lands. Also I dont mind shocklands as you have to pay for having more colors. The issue comes when playing more than two colors is simply not worth it because the game is over to quick. Interesting card games are about interaction. The more you limit creativity from players and options in deck construction the less interactive it gets. Edit: I just want people to not be forced into certain colors. Whether that is going to be the case is obviously to early to tell, I am just abit worried.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
But If they restrict mana too much you end up with just play the best mono this pr that with their best cards which is even more limited. Like I said its to early to judge, but simply being forced Into mono decks isnt fun. Edit: How are people finding M20 and Eldraine limited so far? I really haven’t played much limited before the rotation but am thoroughly enjoying it right now. Going Ranked draft into Traditional draft into standard and back again, gives a nice change of pace and keeps every game feeling fresh.
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Thread Gameinformer: Every Pokémon in your party gets equal experience automatically as you progress through the game. (No more Exp. Share)
Exp share was half the experience. This is even distribution. It’s completely different.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
I think esper control is dead in this current meta. Which is pretty damn sad to me. Edit: The issue is I spent all my wildcards on building esper because its pretty much the only deck I enjoy, but wotc nuked it with their idiotic "we need shit mana now" stance, while at the same time making green (vomit) and black have insane tempo.
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The only deck i have lost to with it was mono red cavalcafe. Simic food was almost free wins. Just need to hard mulligan for Doom Foretold I will say however that simic flash seems to strong right now. I even have the deck but refuse to rank with it simply because it kinda feels bad to play. Simply not playing the game is just not fun for me. I feel the same about mill.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
To clarify I enjoy mono black. But mono green was already strong before rotation and now its even more insane. Even in two Color setups green shines. Gruul, Golgari, Simic are all at the very top. Ah yes you Can do alot of fun stof with boros, and several very different kind of token decks.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
I think lands can be interesting if you add mechanics to them, which they have done this time around. Sadly most of the mechanics are shite and the fact that any "not-complete-shit" land is a rare is an issue, especially in a set like Eldraine where lands are kinda bad. I think Netrunner and Mythgard are probably the best implementations of resource systems while Hearthstone is probably the worst given its limiting nature. That having been said I still think the times where lands are the determining factor of your win/loss is very limited.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
So Bryan Gotliebs Dance of the manse/doom foretold deck is insane. Played it in the “play any deck event” and it wrecks everything I have faced. Sadly lack rare wildcards for the lands
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Probably going to stick to limited until I finish all shocklands and fabled passage. Esper control seems impossible to get to work without.
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I never gave two shits about Magic Lore, so that’s probably why this doesn’t bother me. I do however love the artwork and the talented artists that do the card art, and I enjoy how they have been playing with old fairy tales in this set. To me this is one of the most interesting and fresh recent sets from a artwork perspective.
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Yup those are boring. However these to me are absolutely fantastic, and draw you into their world and say a million things while letting the imagination run wild.
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Just had the worst experience ever in my time in magic. Playing my own version of esper control against that gates deck that everyone seems to run these days. Completely outplayed my opponent get my dominaria to 8 when he topdecks a agent of treachery and thus gets to ultimate my planeswalker and win the game despite being completely out of the game. That dude should really play the lottery today.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
I have been having alot of fun and quite decent success with a red/white cavalcade deck. in fact my winrate with this is much higher than the mono red version. This is actually not strictly a aggro deck but more of a OTK-ish deck. Dont expect to reach mythic with it, but if you guys have the cards give it a shot and let me hear your thoughts. 4 Cavalcade of Calamity (RNA) 95 9 Plains (ANA) 61 4 Haazda Marshal (GRN) 13 4 Healer's Hawk (GRN) 14 2 Temple of Triumph (M20) 257 1 Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin (WAR) 137 4 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame (M20) 126 3 Scampering Scorcher (M20) 158 3 Skyknight Vanguard (M20) 218 4 Scorch Spitter (M20) 159 12 Mountain (ANA) 64 4 Light Up the Stage (RNA) 107 1 Chandra's Regulator (M20) 131 1 Sacred Foundry (GRN) 254 4 Chandra's Spitfire (M20) 132
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Thread FootyEra 19/20 Season |OT| This is the place where we hate/love VAR
Bernardo Silva is a racist aswell Edit: didn’t see Beefy had already posted. Disgusting behavior. Wonder if Pep will be forced to react.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Yeah this event should only be played if you dont like your gold. Had my second loss to an opponent who got three "gain control of creatures" in a row. disgusting Played the event twice now. 4 straight losses strickly because my opponent got bombs and I got duds. Yeah this event is not for me. This will be for people who like the crossroads event in hearthstone.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
This is event has almost completely taken my will to play magic arena away. Loosing on the second game feels horrible and you are more or less forced to grind this to have any chance of completing the battlepass. Definately not buying the next battlepass, and I have a feeling several players wont. Like the Professor said about the paper brawl packs not including codes for arena, WotC just seem completely unable to make business decisions that make long term sense.
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Thread Damage Numbers in games. I hate them
Any game where optimization/improvement of stats is a core part of gameplay, more statistical information will almost always be better. They should be optional though.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
I have been getting consistent wins (currently 20 - 1 W/L) with this simic flash deck. Have met every tier 1 deck and it can and often will beat every one of them. Key is to counter their key cards, and then let the wolfs be your brigade until they run out of creatures and answers.¨Its also quite cheap to build. 4 Spectral Sailor (M20) 76 11 Island (ANA) 57 4 Brineborn Cutthroat (M20) 50 1 Faerie Duelist (RNA) 39 4 Nightpack Ambusher (M20) 185 8 Forest (ANA) 60 4 Frilled Mystic (RNA) 174 2 Essence Capture (RNA) 37 2 Quench (RNA) 48 2 Negate (M20) 69 2 Sinister Sabotage (GRN) 54 3 Convolute (M20) 55 1 Temple of Mystery (M20) 255 4 Unsummon (M20) 78 4 Thornwood Falls (M20) 258 4 Growth Spiral (RNA) 178
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Yeah and the odd loss here and there will really sting. Its very much a Wotc way of doing a thing in arena. I dont know what happened lately but the client was so fantastic early on.
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Thread Is it just me, or is the Nintendo Switch becoming one of the greatest RPG consoles of all time?
Yes it is absolutely becoming ONE of the best.
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Thread Trials of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 3) TGS Trailer. introduces cast and voice acting (reminder Dual Audio exists!) - Switch/PS4/PC
Even if it’s true to the original artwork I have to say it’s very off putting.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
I cant get enough brawl. This is the first of the free events where I just keep playing and playing. Havent touched standard since this event came out.
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Thread JRPGs are too character focused these days
I will just recommend people listen to the latest Three Moves Ahead podcast episode where they discuss the characters and story of Fire Emblem Three Houses, and why it works so well compared to games like Persona 5 and Fates.
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Thread WoW Classic showed me how much gaming changed in 15 years
I am thoroughly enjoying playing a hunter. Stutter stepping, actually using arrows and keeping your pet happy makes it so much more of a rpg experience.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Wingspan is a great game. I feel it got severely underrated by a lot of critics who simply wrote it off as having no decisions, which couldn’t be further from the truth. If you are interested, the English translation of my review can be found here:
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Thread LTTP Blade runner 2049: what did I just watch...
Thats exactly how I feel about the first one, and the second one is probably my favourite movie of all time. The only sad thing about Blade Runner 2049 is the villain. Jared Leto was a last minute call, originally the part was made for, and was to be played by David Bowie. Sadly he passed away. Imagine Wallace portrayed by Bowie! Also its easily the best movie of 2017.
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Thread World of Warcraft: Classic |OT| Greetings, traveler
Funny enough the only downright unfriendly / hostile person I have met so far was a dwarf passing through the undead area. It could be fun if it was possible to find out the average amount of toxic people per race.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Knight of the Ebon Legion is not just good its broken. The cost to value ratio is of the charts. If it was a 1/1 then it would maybe be balanced. But as its stands now its insane. Especially with the current tools to keep it alive and get it back. And I enjoy competitive BO3 very much. Having issues with a decks balance doesnt mean you cannot enjoy competitive.
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Thread The International 2019「DOTA2」RipTZ
It is indeed. Personally I love them. Been a fan of Notail for many years and I really love OG’s playstyle. But yeah it’s different strokes for different people obviously.
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Thread Is Giant Bomb having a midlife crisis?
I do. Jan and Jeff are so enjoyable to listen to and I personally think they all have great chemistry. I really like East too but Dan and Bakalar somehow really grind my gears and I can’t really listen to them in to large portions. Really miss Drew and Austin though.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
If you guys want some extremely high quality magic content on Youtube, I highly recommend the channel Rhystic Studies. He doesnt really show decks or talk about meta, but instead does in depth documentary style videos on various aspects of Magic.
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Thread GLOW S3 |OT| Vegas? Oh, you're gonna hate it
The best wrestling is storytelling told in the matches. Season 1 and 2 where NJPW and AEW whereas season three feels like WWE: lots of talk and tits but no cohesion... Edit: before people go nuts this was meant in jest mostly. I do believe the first seasons where better, but still a lot of great acting.
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Thread GLOW S3 |OT| Vegas? Oh, you're gonna hate it
5 episodes in so far and this season is easily the worst for me. It feels so aimless and all about cramming in as much ass and tits as possible. While the show always has been about the characters, the overall wrestling theme glued it together. This seasons doesn’t seem to have an overall theme and thus feels aimless and disjointed. Still a lot of great acting to be found though.
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Thread Instant turn offs when playing a video game
Bad/clunky controls Overly restrictive / linear ways to complete quests ie. getting failstates for not doing a mission exactly like the dev envisioned. Loli characters P2w micro transactions
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Thread [IGN] Mixer, Ninja's New Streaming Platform, Criticized for Seemingly Strict Clothing Guidelines
Oh I think maybe said it in a weird way. What I meant is that as long as it is behind 18+ I dont see the issue with streamers showing skin.
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Thread [IGN] Mixer, Ninja's New Streaming Platform, Criticized for Seemingly Strict Clothing Guidelines
But 18+ should just be 18+. The whole boobies are dangerous line of thinking seems...weird.
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Thread [IGN] Mixer, Ninja's New Streaming Platform, Criticized for Seemingly Strict Clothing Guidelines
I think there is a difference between showing boobs and hardcore porn. :) That having been said I do agree the rules a clearly written and it seems the women who actually stream on mixer are happy with how things are there, which should always be the main focus.
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Thread [IGN] Mixer, Ninja's New Streaming Platform, Criticized for Seemingly Strict Clothing Guidelines
While I agree that clearly defined rules are better than the ambiguous mess that is Twitch, I honestly don’t understand why people can’t just wear whatever they want or nothing if they want on a 18+ stream?
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Thread Underlords Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS) New Ranked and Cosmetics changes
I love the new patch. The loosing changes are super interesting. And of course fighting on the same board is something I have wanted for the longest time.
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Thread Replaying Baldur's Gate(s) makes it ever more clearer how much of a disappointment Dragon Age: Origins was.
BG's combat really hasnt aged well in my opinion and I vastly prefer DA:O's. Other than that its hard to disagree.
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Thread Underlords Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS) Protopass enabled
I feel the loosing streak changes are ruining the game for me. It vastly increases how early game rng affects your overall game.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Just fyi before someone does the same mistake as me. Dont activate a twitch prime sub in hopes of getting a free boros deck. Even though the banner on Arena says its redeemable until July 25, that only goes for people who got the code of their prime sub before June 25. The offer is not available any more.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
That would be a silly move. BO3 ranked is one of the major things that makes this game superior to something like Hearthstone
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Thread Underlords Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS) Protopass enabled
In Auto chess certain synergies (like mages) where almost an auto loss against some creeps. I agree that they nerfed them to much in Underlords but in DAC they where to hard. I think TFT has struck a nice balance there.
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Thread DOTA Underlords - Free Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS)
Cant wait for the battlepass. They really need something beyond a ladder to grind for. TFT is doing great work in that aspect.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
Again never said it was the correct way. Simply said it was how we would act given the Thailand circumstances. For some reason that riles you lot up a great deal...
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
The fans absolutely. And in rivalries yes. But not when the team is vastly inferior. Obviously a Liverpool vs United match is going to get heated. But if United beat Swindon town fc 13 - 0 you are not going to see any over the top celebrations. Also even Liverpool United or Tottenham vs Arsenal are quite civilized matches now. It was insane in the 90's but not anymore. And there is a difference in gloating over a rival and someone not even in the same league. You really have to not have played any kind of sport yourselve to not be able to grasp that.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
You refused to read huh? Everyone celebrates and should. But you rarely if ever see European teams celebrate past the 4-0 against lower league teams. The reason I mention denmark is that we would not even be able to beat andorra with multiple digits. And Janteloven is a very ingraned part of our lifestyle. If you are humiliating a clearly inferiour opponent after a win your are going to get your own fans pissed at you.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
Did I say it was wrong? I said it’s a difference in sports culture. Which is also why the reaction to it is polar opposite between Americans and the rest of the soccer world.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
The only relevant one to the given scenario was Germany destroying Brazil. The Germans chose to not humiliate the other team further, the Americans didn’t. It’s a culture thing.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
Oh for fucks sake its right here in the thread. The comparrison with the germans win against brazil. I would love to find examples of danish teams but quite frankly we rarely win so that would be difficult. I could list every single NFL match where every single touch down is celebrated in the most insane ways. Yes you will get insane celebrations in euro football all the time, but not once a team is down by more than 4 goals, especially if that team is from the lower leagues. In Denmark we have the concept of Janteloven. If you are truly interested in the difference go look that up. I think you will find that to be in stark contrast to the "American Dream" way of life. And to really underline it since its apparently difficult to understand: I love the passion the americans show. Its just weird to see against clearly inferior teams when that is not something we are used to here.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
Haha oh dear. I am Danish thank you very much. I am not salty. If you would read my comments I have said several times I thought the tea thing was funny and cool. And yes I find it weird to be celebrating like mad after even the seventh goal against a team severely under your level. But that doesnt mean I think it is wrong, but it is very much a thing you see with US athletes, that they celebrate every little victory to the fullest, wheras europeans tend to be more reserved when a team is utterly defeated. Its simply a difference in culture. Why that pisses some of you of so much is beyond me?
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
They are one of the most scoring nations in World Cup history... for a men’s game that 7-1 was insane, especially given that Brazil was one the favorites to win the wc.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
It is simply a personal preference. I dont see any reason to wildly celebrate goals once your are past 4 or 5-0. The game is won already. No need to dunk further on the loosing team.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
I know. But you cant hand out a free goal like that and not expect me to take the shot ;).. To answer Your question its pretty much the same. The players who do these tend to be loved by their fans and hated by the opposition. It’s rare to see behavior like that from the Thailand game in men’s matches. Especially on the EC and WC stage.
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Thread The US Womens' Soccer team and inappropriate celebrations
The Tea sipping thing was alot of fun. The stupid overhyped celebrations against Thailand after completely destroying them was pretty bad form. That having been said I hope someone saves this thread for when the next time the US mens team gets destroyed and the opponents celebrate by building a wall.
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Thread [Update] PS Plus Games Lineup for July 2019: Detroit: Become Human* and Horizon Chase Turbo (Japan: Detroit and Caligula Overdose)
The thing is if they had added Detroit they would give choice. Now they are forcing a change upon their customers. And even if the majority (or at least the US playerbase) prefers this change, doing this swap on the day of the new titles and not a few days in advance to allow customers to cancel / not resub to the service based on the offering is a restriction of choice in my view.
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Thread FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 || 7 June – 7 July, France
Yeah Fox just keep doing disgusting and dumb shit. Also good on Lianne for not dragging all of the US for the shit Fox pull. Edit: And as usual Rio is being a proper class act. Focusing on the positives
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Thread FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 || 7 June – 7 July, France
Oh absolutely and I was laughing hard at the Tea jab from Morgan. I was merely trying to make some sense of the english outrage.
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Thread FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 || 7 June – 7 July, France
I think the reason British fans are so frustrated by the Tea thing and the general American behavior is that it’s just not something you do in soccer. Usually you celebrate your win, no need for this petty teasing of the other team. And people who do act petty like a Mourinho or a Suarez are widely hated And then you add the whole Us vs Europe angle on top and it’s going to end in a mess.
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Thread [Update] PS Plus Games Lineup for July 2019: Detroit: Become Human* and Horizon Chase Turbo (Japan: Detroit and Caligula Overdose)
Of course it is. If they added the game on top of the other two it would be a fantastic service. If they simply gave the choice between the two that would be great too. Simply listening to outrage from one part of your consumers and then, on the day of doing a swap and thus shitting on the other part of your consumers isn’t great costumer service. Surely even you must be able to grasp that.
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Thread [Update] PS Plus Games Lineup for July 2019: Detroit: Become Human* and Horizon Chase Turbo (Japan: Detroit and Caligula Overdose)
True but when several people start adding “oh and your a writer, Michael Jordan.gif” and stuff like that to their comments it gets grating. I am sorry for that last part. You are right of course.
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Thread [Update] PS Plus Games Lineup for July 2019: Detroit: Become Human* and Horizon Chase Turbo (Japan: Detroit and Caligula Overdose)
What is the difference? Genuine question as English is not my native language
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Thread [Update] PS Plus Games Lineup for July 2019: Detroit: Become Human* and Horizon Chase Turbo (Japan: Detroit and Caligula Overdose)
Man if this is solely due to backlash they have set a dangerous precedent. Also this way of handling it is about as anti consumer as it gets. Either simply add Detroit on top of the other two or let people choose.
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Thread [Update] PS Plus Games Lineup for July 2019: Detroit: Become Human* and Horizon Chase Turbo (Japan: Detroit and Caligula Overdose)
How is that in any Way awsome? All the people looking forward to PES are getting fucked over
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Thread DOTA Underlords - Free Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS)
Yeah the item rng in TFT is so rampant that it completely negates any kind of tactical thinking in that game. That anyone would prefer that over Underlords is beyond me. Then again there are people who genuinly enjoy playing Monopoly so I guess I shouldnt be surprised.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Fate of Nexus is such a dumb card. They should really ban it from Arena. Forcing your opponent to watch you play with yourselv for half an hour until you find your wincon is plain bad design.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Your only Dead in the water by turn two of your a inexperienced player. As someone who has played upwards of 500 games of Race I see this all the time with new players. Often they will look for combos in the hand and hold on to cards or explore because they think they need to. Race is (much like Lehmanns new game Res Arcana) a game about efficient use of your hand. It’s not about working towards a super engine, but much more about micro engines. Roll on the other hand is a more forgiving system and almost bloated version, and imo a strictly worse game.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Why doesnt Mortify work on gideon when its the opponents turn and he is a creature? He is clearly labeled as such when on the battlefield.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
Yeah item stacking combined with the insane drop rng is a real problem. The “floaty” unit movement also is an issue because it makes it harder to rearrange your units based on movement pattern. Also the UI is very bad. It takes to many clicks/mouse overs to get the information needed. I do love the match times, draft and the fact that battles happen on a shared board. But I do think Underlords is a straight up better game design.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
I am sure it will. Both Valve and Riot seem to be all in on these games. I honestly hope both games get a healthy amount of players.
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Thread DOTA Underlords - Free Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS)
That very much depends on the comp you are going for. Some comps need you to hit certain level thresholds faster and others need you to have stronger units but fewer levels (ie scrapping inventors) Especially after the recent balance patch use of economy and positioning matters a ton more and is highly dependent on what comps/items/auras you have. The depth of this game once you go below the immediate surface is quite impressive.
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Thread DOTA Underlords - Free Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS)
The more I play all three the more I realise I prefer Underlords. The only thing I really miss from TFT is that the fights happen on a shared board.
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Thread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Man I love Traditional Ranked. Knowing what you are up against after that initial match and adjusting / side boarding accordingly leads to some very satisfying games.
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Thread DOTA Underlords - Free Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS)
Yeah both games have their strenghts. While being able to combine items in TFT adds depth, the rng of the item system makes it completely inferior to Underlords. The draft in TFT is very cool though.
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Thread PS Plus Games Lineup for July 2019: Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo
PES 2019 is a great title!
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Thread June Wrasslin’ |OT| IT’S SUCH GOOD SHIT
Yes? Why do you think he is so successful in Hollywood. If he had acted like a petty cunt (ie Seth) he wouldn’t have been making millions of dollars on movies and tv.
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Thread Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows |OT| Out with the Baku, in with the Boom
I am meeting nothing but rogues on ladder. All of them do nothing but go face. What a sad piece of trash blizzard have reduced my favourite class to...
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Thread DOTA Underlords - Free Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS)
Søg efter Valve og vælg så steam mobile klienten. Vælg derefter valve og så vil du se Underlords. Af en eller anden årsag kan man ikke søge Dota Underlords direkte.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
Yes they are publishing it. I think Tencent will be making it. From what I understand Drodo is not involved in development of the EPIC store one. They simply sold the rights.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
Weird...I have heard Drodo only sold rights to an exact copy and that they would be focused on the mobile version.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
Definitely this was made from a mobile and then converted. Basically because it’s easier to program that way. Going Pc First and then changing it down to mobile is way harder. Graphics wise the units have more fidelity in Underlords currently. I expect the graphics to be improved in TFT though, especially unit animations are effing bad in TFT right now. I definitely agree that TFT will probably win the stream war simply because LoL is so massive. Tournament wise I don’t know. I really don’t watch any Riot tournaments so I couldn’t say. I think it’s safe to say the big looser will be Epics product though.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
Tencent basically bought the rights to Drodos Auto Chess pc version. I have played a ton of Dota 2 back in the day and a lot of Hots. But will keep playing both Underlords and TFT. Both games have their unique strengths that appeal to me.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
Underlords new PC UI is great. Very easy to navigate while having a perfect size for pc.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
That’s not really what you originally said. You said it looks like a mobile game. And that TFT’s UI is cleaner. Whatever is ugly is highly personal. But saying that the new Underlords UI looks like a mobile game is weird. In fact with the big hero selection pictures and the stocky washed out heroes I would say currently TFT’s pc UI would be more mobile friendly. Are you not thinking of the old Underlords UI?
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
Which is fine, but having a way to track progress would still be better. Hence why FFXIV's commendation system works so well.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
How is it that there is no ability to progress how far you are from level 3 honor in LoL? Currently trying to get there to be able to get in and try TFT, and getting quite a few recommendations but still at level 2 and there is no way to see your progress. Baffling design.
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Thread Teamfight Tactics: New auto-chess mode for League of Legends
Ahh okay. Well Ill just have to wait then :) (I might still keep on playing more LoL though, havent really dabbled in that before)
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| $0.99 Battle Pass now available
Oh no no he doesnt dislike TFT. He actually likes all 3, but simply prefers Underlords. I will probably end up playing both.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| $0.99 Battle Pass now available
Savjz is different. If money is all he cared about he wouldn’t have quit Hearthstone.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| $0.99 Battle Pass now available
Also I hope Valve learned their lesson with Artifact. The average streamer is a fickle beast. Make a good product and the streamers will have to go where their audience is.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| $0.99 Battle Pass now available
Well Savjz just openly stated on his stream that he prefers Underlords to TFT.
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Thread Era, What's A Good Co-Op Board Game For Me And The Girlfriend To Play?
So far they support the app very well. But yes the game wouldnt function without the app. Another great coop game that doesnt require an app is Mechs vs Minions. Its a funny take on programming games and made by Riot.
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Thread FFXIV surpasses 16 million players + highest number of subscribers before Shadowbringers
That is true of course. I should have specified that :) One very important thing FFXIV has going for itself though is the commendation system. That alone helps a great deal in keeping toxicity away from dungeon runs and raids. I have yet to be yelled at or flamed in any dungeon, and I main a healer. The community in FF is fantastic for the most part. And as someone who hates running dungeons in wow with randos, FF is a whole different level of community. I love meeting new random people in dungeons in FF because people are friendly and want to succeed together (and want to earn those sweet sweet commendations)
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Thread FFXIV surpasses 16 million players + highest number of subscribers before Shadowbringers
And up to level 50 you can already do dungeons with a grand company squadron
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Thread Dota Underlords Pre-Open Beta - requires $10 Dota 2 Battle Pass (free Open Beta next week Steam/Android/iOS)
The change to control and items make a huge difference. Its a much better game already
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Thread Dota Underlords Pre-Open Beta - requires $10 Dota 2 Battle Pass (free Open Beta next week Steam/Android/iOS)
So they removed the league of legends outline and remade the UI. Its perfect now.
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Thread Jason Schreier - CD Projekt Red Boss Again Promises That Cyberpunk Devs Won't Have To Crunch, Consulting with Haitian NGO Regarding Voodoo Boys
What a fucking stupid comment.
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Thread Jason Schreier - CD Projekt Red Boss Again Promises That Cyberpunk Devs Won't Have To Crunch, Consulting with Haitian NGO Regarding Voodoo Boys
He is a great investigative journalist!
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| $0.99 Battle Pass now available
I caved. And glad I did. I vastly prefer this already. Love the items system. Much less rng.
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Thread Aonuma says that many of the younger staff on BOTW2 are playing and inspired by RDR2
If they take inspiration from the world building and storytelling then awesome. I just hope they stay clear of the control and mission design. RDR2 was a beautiful story but a bad video game.
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Thread Shenmue III is exclusive to the Epic Games Store, won't be coming to Steam (Info in Threadmark) [READ STAFF POSTS BEFORE POSTING]
I don’t think Valve are that dumb. They see the bad PR Epic is getting. Also kudos to Microsoft for being the very opposite of Epic
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Thread I want to play more board games, but have an incredibly hard time learning from the manuals
You should try in the the boardgame hangout here on resetera I am sure all the folks in there would be happy to assist you.
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Thread FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 || 7 June – 7 July, France
She fell over when clearing the ball. And the the spain player ran straight into her leg. What was she supposed to do? Cut off her foot? Must be extremely frustrating conceiding a pen and a second yellow for simply clearling the ball and falling backwards in the process.
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Thread FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 || 7 June – 7 July, France
LOL how? She shot the Ball away. That Spanish player ran into her foot. This is one of the worst VAR crimes to date
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Thread J. Schreier: "Don't let billion dollar marketing convince you its a spoiler"
Except your point was that it needs to change. And believe me a little twitter complaining is a very mild reaction. I would rather it didn’t evolve into as harsh treatment of leaks as is the case in other industries.
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Thread J. Schreier: "Don't let billion dollar marketing convince you its a spoiler"
No there are very different ways to “punish” papers/sites/employees who leak these products.
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Thread J. Schreier: "Don't let billion dollar marketing convince you its a spoiler"
That is every industry though. How a consumer product is revealed has massive implications. If you think the game industry is secretive try looking into the automotive industry.
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Thread J. Schreier: "Don't let billion dollar marketing convince you its a spoiler"
Of course leaks aren’t spoilers. But obviously it can be frustrating for a developer to see the thing they had planned to unveil a specific way get leaked on a website. Leaks are great for websites but can of course somewhat lessen the “pop” a developer controlled reveal would get.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| $0.99 Battle Pass now available
I think the one thing I would love in Autochess is the ability to see what opponent you will face next round. This would make positioning more important and allow better players to beat lesser players
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| $0.99 Battle Pass now available
How do we influence what pieces get a rebalance when we have the pass?
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| $0.99 Battle Pass now available
Fantastic pricepoint for the battlepass
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Thread Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows |OT| Out with the Baku, in with the Boom
Having grinded all day...one win away from ranking floor...loose at midnight to a bomb warrior who has the most insane rng. All my spells from the hero hitting my hero. This game reeks of Activision at times
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Thread End of GoT left you unsatisfied? Check out the Wheel of Time, a legendary 15 book fantasy series
Its almost ironic reading a recommendation for Wheel of time in the context of the GoT ending being a rushed disappointment, as many WoT fans view Brandon’s Sandersons WoT ending as being rushed and disappointing. Personal recommendations would be the Kingkiller Chronicles or the Gentlemen Bastards trilogy
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| Early Access Beta on Google Play - info in OP
when are they going to kill hunters? shits so dumb
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Thread More news on Ashely Massaros suicide, she was raped at the tribute for troops show, WWEs CEO did not report it due partnership with military
Disgusting. Glad I cancelled my sub. Wwe should be banned here, and honestly any kind of pro US military commenting should be gone aswell.
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Thread More news on Ashely Massaros suicide, she was raped at the tribute for troops show, WWEs CEO did not report it due partnership with military
Ah sorry. Didn’t notice.
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Thread What Daenerys Targaryen meant to me (full GOT spoilers)
Pretty much. Felt bittersweet to me. Yeah this season was rushed and Dany's turn felt rushed aswell in the way it was executed, but the actual ending makes perferct sense for the rest of the show.
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Thread With legit cpu’s Next Gen, is console WoW a possibility?
Have you played FF14? Nowadays you are pressing a log more buttons in FF14 then in wow and even just leveling requires more movement in FF than WoW, and with the recent increase in GDC in WoW that is also no longer an issue. Wow could easily run on console today.
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Thread ProJared Allegedly Creeped On, Fished for & Sent Nudes to Fans, including Underaged Fans [UP: ProJared responds, see threadmarks]
It’s so weird seeing people focus on the poly/cheating thing. Who cares if he cheated? That just means he is a scumbag but that’s still very much none of our business. The focus should really be on the pedophile actions. I really hope he ends in jail. Disgusting creep
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Thread Game of Thrones fans petition for HBO to remake season 8 following controversial episode
Some people are abit to attached to Dany...
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Thread Last night's Game of Thrones episode is the lowest rated episode on iMDB in series history
This episode really felt rushed. It’s clear the writers just wanted to finish the show.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| Android apk available info in OP
Hehe yeah it’s insane.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| Android apk available info in OP
How on earth they thought dazzle was balanced is beyond me
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| Android apk available info in OP
So two level 2 zeus and a level 3 razor going of is not enough to kill a effing bear and a tree.. seems balanced....
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| Android apk available info in OP
So save bet is trolls. They where insane before but now they have Dazzle aswell who is like a autopick regardless of setup.
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Thread Anno 1800 review thread
The campaign pretty much is the tutorial. Anno was never about a political statement. At least not the games set in the past. They could have done more with it here, but at least they don’t make light of some of the issues back then. Anno 1800 is arguably the best city builder ever made. It’s a beautiful marriage of Anno 1404 and 2070. I usually never comment on other reviews but 7/10 for this game is madness.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| Android apk available info in OP
The whole idea of SSR units and how out of what the hero pool is, is really killing my enjoyment. This game seriously needs proper game designers to fix the balance issues.
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Thread Bloodborne Board Game Announced - 2019
Oh yeah I meant the Dark Souls board game. I do hope the bloodborne board game will be better. Like you said in the edit there are better semi-coops out there, and the bloodborne IP is so fantastic that they could have done so much more with it.
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Thread Does any game have a story that you’d put up next to the greats in other media (film, books, tv, etc.)?
Knights of the old Republic is probably the best Star Wars story
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Thread Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows |OT| Out with the Baku, in with the Boom
Have you played ranked in MTG Arena? Plenty of decks that run you over like token Druid.
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Thread People who speak or understand 2 languages: Is it frustrating/stressful for you to play games with audio in English and subs in your native language?
As a dane I grew up with subs, we never really had dubs of shows in other languages, so I have zero issues with it in games. I vastly prefer subs over dubs.
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Thread A Difficult Subject (The Jimquisition)
The melee combat in ES is bad. Hence the critizism. There is nothing bad about the difficulty in FROM games. If the games where unbalanced or unfair you could level that as a critique, but the issue is that they are extremely fair and welltuned to that it is possible to learn and beat the encounters. There are plenty of games that are difficult by being unfair, the From games are different.
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Thread A Difficult Subject (The Jimquisition)
Glitches are a flaw. A difficulty setting is not. There is also the question as to how you go about it. Saying you wish it had a easy mode is fine, starting to claim From has bad intentions or claim their design is bad without an easy mode is simply acting entitled.
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Thread A Difficult Subject (The Jimquisition)
Great video by Jim. I couldn’t agree more. If From Soft doesn’t want to add an easy mode they should be allowed not too. It’s their design. At the same time if they decide to do one that’s perfectly fine too.
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Thread Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows |OT| Out with the Baku, in with the Boom
Thijs currently on a massive winstreak with zero legendaries silence priest
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Thread Bungie blocks Xbox And PC Destiny players from equipping PS4-exclusive weapon after accidentally allowing them to buy it
They fucked up by enabling players to buy the items from Xur, and then blocking them instead of simply removing them and giving the players their shards back. Yes there is no reason to get angry about it but it’s still perfectly fine to call them out on this shit.
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Thread WWE Wrestlemania 35 |Super OT| Then, Now, 4-4-4-4EVER
Just finished watching Wrestlemania. It was overall the best WM in a maybe 5 years. Personal high points: Kofi vs Bryan was fantastic. 4 way Tag Team Match was great. Brock loosing the belt Low points: Sarah Logan eliminating Asuka AJ vs Orton was really boring Main event was marred by bad timing and a botched finish. Disgusting points: Fuck Hogan Also abit surprised by the love Adam Cole vs Gargano is getting. It was obviously great wrestling but the storytelling felt weird. Him kicking out of a million finishers seemed cartoonish and felt like that was meant for Ciampa and they simply didn’t have time to change the match to fit vs Cole instead.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Huge props to GMT for cancelling Scramble for Africa. The games designers description made it sound like the typical euro “we treat colonialism like it was fun and games. After being called out, not only did they cancel it but made a very sincere apology where they lamented the fact they didn’t catch this before getting called out on the game.
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Thread Kotaku: An easy mode has never ruined a game
Because noone is saying it would ruin the game for them that there was an easy mode. If From wants to add a easy mode thats great. But they have made it clear that they feel it would fragment their playerbase and is against the artistic design they aim to create with their games. Its really not that hard to see the difference.
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Thread Kotaku: An easy mode has never ruined a game
The problem for me is that these demands pop up every time there is a new From game. It’s clear that for the developer it is important to keep with their intended core design. So much so that they are willing to “leave money on the table” to stay true to their desired artistic choice. Let them do that and vote with your wallet.
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Thread Kotaku: An easy mode has never ruined a game
Its pretty fucking rich to call someone having a different opinion than you arrogant simply for having a different opinion. Maybe its arrogant to want developer to create there games to cater to your specifik wishes? The difficulty is part of what gives the special feeling of souls games. The whole design is built around that feeling. Without that feeling its simply a different game.
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Thread Kotaku: An easy mode has never ruined a game
My issue is that people are conflating difficulty with accessibility. FROM games dont require you to have insane twitchy skills (belive me I dont), they are difficult in that they ask you to learn you enemy and climb that mountain by learing and getting better, something everyone can learn. And that idea is baked into the very lore and story telling of the game, which is why simply making the game "easy" would completely change the game and actually ruin its design.
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Thread Kotaku: An easy mode has never ruined a game
Because it alters the core design of the game. Its fundamentally a different game with those changes. Its like asking Twilight Struggle to be played with an open hand.
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Thread Kotaku: An easy mode has never ruined a game
In the case of FROM games it has nothing to do with gatekeeping. It has everything to do with how difficulty is a core part of the game design. The experience goes hand in hand with the difficulty, something that people litterally cannot understand unless they have played the games.
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Thread Difficulty by Design - What’s the Difference between Sekiro and Crusader Kings?
Yup. People are mixing up difficulty with accessibility. Very much showcased in the thread that compares From games to Paradox games. Paradox games lacked accessibility due to convoluted ui design and lackluster tutorials. Something that they are clearly working on and have gotten better at with their releases after CKII. From games don’t have this problem. They are fairly straight forward, but difficult. The difficulty is very much a core part of what makes their designs so good. Trying to put “pressure” on From to alter their core design for the sake of easier difficulty (not accessibility) is a very bad. It’s akin to the crowd that want diceless combat in war games. It changes the core of the design so much that the experience is altered. Let the developer make the design they want.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Its always fine to do houserules. But they should never be a part of a review, especially if you do not inform your readers about it being a houserule.
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Thread SEGA Needs to be Held Accountable for Atlus' Sexism/LGBT-Phobia
They are called beefy trendsetter and scruffy romantic. You meet them several times.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
There is also the issue of them praising it for encouraging the GM to ignore rules, despite the game rules explicitly stating that the GM is NOT allowed to ever break the rules.
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Thread Polygon: Borderlands 3’s trailer is a disappointment
Destiny style system is also a ton of trash and a few “meta” weapons though. Why would they ever make borderlands with realistic graphics?? That’s like asking the Division to have anime graphics.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
You can not account for rng, but you try to play around it. Take a player like Life Coach, the reason he is so good is because he plays every given scenario through his head and tries to determine the most optimal play, based on different outcomes. RNG in games like Artifact is something you try to play around, it is in fact an integral part of each turns tactical puzzle that you as a player have to try to solve. Sometimes you end up with no options, but like you said yourselve both of you where in vulnerable positions. If he had truly outplayed you he wouldnt loose that match. If you like card games but dont enjoy this amount of rng i highly suggest you try Twilight Struggle. It is insanely deep and complex and matches are quite long, but is one of the best game designs out there, and especially if you want to play a hand management style game but want as little rng as possible.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Auto Chess is so far from beginner friendly as you can get. New players don’t even know how to move a piece without reading internet guides.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
You don’t loose a match because of one bad creep placement. If bad creep placement is enough you where already in a vulnerable position. Hearthstone has a ton of rng and is still a huge success. Every card game of this type has some form of rng.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
I think Auto Chess pretty much has proved that not catering to non card/board game players is not what killed Artifact. If Artifact has gone with a Dota esque business model and let people earn cosmetics it would have been in a better spot. Auto Chess proves that people where indeed ready for something different. And Keyforge proves that the issue isn’t Garfield as a designer. Valve is to blame fully.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Yeah there could be any number of reasons. It was just really weird. I had my mate check the dusa for items, but none, and he didnt have a CM. Anything else that can help trigger other heroes ult faster?
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Maybe. My wifes Hotmail worked Well. Going to try my Joypad mail tonight
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Is there a new cheat where ultimates go off instantly without any items? Met a dude with a level 2 dusa that went off imideatly without getting attacked which killed me. I was full mages with level 3 razor and SF and a lich
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Thread Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble |OT| Let's Get Ready To Rumble Mon
Yeah this works. Even if they bad shadowstep, the constant iron sensei spam gets out of control real fast
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Keep getting server error
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Thread Ubisoft and Epic Games have announced an extension to their agreement; Additional back catalog titles from Ubisoft are confirmed for Epic’s free games
Yup. This partnership makes all the sense in the world for Ubi. And honestly they are at least improving their store and launcher. (At least more than Epic)
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Thread The Epic Store won't accept 'crappy games,' says Tim Sweeney
When we look at the types of games he specifies I think its quite fair to use the word crappy. A even harsher word would probably have been even better. That having been said trusting Tim to not complete do a 180 flip on this in the future is probably a bad idea.
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Thread Captain Marvel: The Road to $1 Billion at the Box Office
I agree. Its why I think Jude Law deserves massive praise for how he portrays this role. Its so subtle but yet so clear once you get the reveal. Brilliant acting.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Wow Shards of infinity only changes a few things to the whole deckbuilding-combat style of game, but those small changes completely change the game for me. I see zero reason to play Star Realms anymore.
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Thread The Division 2 - Review Thread
When a game is so clearly political and yet does it as bad as this one it needs to be commented on. That having been said ducking it so many points for that alone seems very harsh.
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Thread Captain Marvel Review Thread | 79% Rotten Tomatoes
Yup I have to agree. She was so badass! Also her friend was awesome! And thankfully not some dumb “a man ends up saving the day” shit like in wonder woman.
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Thread Capcom hired a white dude who pretends to be black and says nigga to voice Morrison in DMCV. YT channel full of transphobia, racism, and antisemitism
FUCKING YIKES!!!!!!
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Thread I LOVE the first part of 4x games like Civ, when you explore/settle/fill the map. Recommendations?
You should check out Northgard. The exploration is very important and fun here and a match doesn’t take more than an hour.
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Thread If Modern Warfare 2 Remastered happens this year, should "No Russian" be removed?
This I can agree on. If the story telling was better and they actually fleshed it out beyond some Tom Clancy ass writing the scene would work much better.
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Thread If Modern Warfare 2 Remastered happens this year, should "No Russian" be removed?
This is such a funny post seeing as you completely misunderstood his point.
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Thread If Modern Warfare 2 Remastered happens this year, should "No Russian" be removed?
Do you honestly believe anyone that decides to point their gun in the game at a woman or child and fire, at the same time is going to feel bad??
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Thread If Modern Warfare 2 Remastered happens this year, should "No Russian" be removed?
Censoring art would be removing the scene. I am talking about not letting players pull the trigger. Change it into a cutscene.
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Thread If Modern Warfare 2 Remastered happens this year, should "No Russian" be removed?
I don’t think it’s sheltered people getting hurt by seeing someone kills dozens of women and children in a video game. It’s more likely going to hurt relatives to victims of these mass shootings. But sure go tell them how important your right to partake in digital mass shootings is for you.
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Thread If Modern Warfare 2 Remastered happens this year, should "No Russian" be removed?
Are we really equating road rage to mass shootings now???
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Thread If Modern Warfare 2 Remastered happens this year, should "No Russian" be removed?
It was tasteless back then and it still is today. Needless shock value. So many people are affected by mass shootings of innocent civilians today that there is no reason to let players partake in that in a video game.
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Thread Major active shooting going on in Christchurch (NZ) [UP6: 4 suspects in custody, 49 confirmed dead] (READ THREADMARKS)
There are no words that can describe the horror of this terrorist attack. My heart goes out to the families of the victims.
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Thread PewDiePie attempts to distance himself from Christchurch Mosque shooter who pledged support (READ THREADMARKS)
Simply stating your are sickened just isnt cutting it. Its time to take a good damn hard look at yourself and why you are the one mentioned. But he isn never going to do that. Its very telling that he is the one brought up and not Jackseptiqeye, Angry Joe or any other big YOutuber. Its Pewdiepie for a reason and we all know that reason.
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Thread Destiny 2: Forsaken |OT3| All Right, All Right, All Right.
You need to beat the reckoning which will then trigger the quest where you make a choice. Good luck getting that done with randoms....
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Thread [Reddit] Removing your support items in Anthem massively increases melee/combo/proc/ult damage
Yeah pretty much.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
I had a level 3 Tinker just now. Did feck all when facing trolls. Guess I was just really unlucky with how their chickens and shit landed haha
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Did trolls just get stealth buffed?
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Its a bit of a weird design. Its very fun, but just has the huge problem that there is way to much downtime between turns, even at two player. And the game ends up being to long for what it is.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
I think candy is down...
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Thread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
That is why you never jump with your back turned. It was the right choice to award the pen
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Thread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
He is making himself as big as possible to block the shot. That is very much a deliberate action. Also he could just be a real man and block it with his face or balls like these two legends here ;)
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Thread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
To be fair if every young talent in your league wants to play for you and even your biggest rivals almost only exist to feed you players your spending can stay very low.
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Thread Anthem's damage numbers are an illusion and the best weapons in the game are lvl 1 (UP: Bioware responds and says it's a bug)
Funny enough thats still destiny to this day. Apart from Taken King and Forsaken the storytelling in Destiny is garbage tier. But as a game its just a much better product right now. And I very much enjoy the combat in Anthem and the story and the characters. But man the amount of bad design and bugs this game still has. This could have been all avoided if they had done a open beta instead of release.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Yeah I am done with Auto Chess for now. Until they nerf the crap out of mechs there is no reason to play.
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Thread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
Comments like these should really stop by now. Ole has proven by now that he is a great United manager. You still need to take the chances when they arrive. None of the three goals would have been goals under Mourinho. Ole has managed to put the believe that we can do this back into the players. They feel like United players now. Even the young players reek of the old United. Football is about more than tactical genious. And OGS has proven that.
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Thread [Kotaku] Anthem Players Say The Game Is Crashing Their PS4s UPDATE 05/03/19
To be fair shutting down and downright bricking are two very different situations....
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Thread THQ Nordic parent company issues formal apology for the 8Chan AMA
Yeah it has been said multiple times already but people don’t seem to understand. The laws in EU make it very difficult to fire someone, especially if what they have done is not a breach of contract directly. There are things that point towards Phil having been suspended. I have a feeling THQ lawyers are currently working on finding a way to fire the individuals involved but that will not be made public until any termination is firmly in place.
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Thread THQ Nordic holding an AMA on... 8chan (mainstream press now covering: Washington Post brings the heat) READ THREADMARKS
Yeah I saw that. At least he can now clean out the bad part of his audience.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Is candy down?
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Thread Terry Crews criticised for saying children of same-sex parents are ‘severely malnourished’
Ah saw his previous tweets now... yeah you fucked up Terry
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Thread Terry Crews criticised for saying children of same-sex parents are ‘severely malnourished’
Didn’t he just say that children need both male and female role models in their life?
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Thread After the whole THQN fuckup, I can safely say most of the gaming press is spineless.
See podge reply. And we covered it on our latest podcast. And giant bomb covered it on both beast and bombast
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Thread After the whole THQN fuckup, I can safely say most of the gaming press is spineless.
How is that a pressure when they dont have anything they currently want us to cover??? Its a nothing threat.
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Thread After the whole THQN fuckup, I can safely say most of the gaming press is spineless.
Excellent post, and very much spot on.
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Thread After the whole THQN fuckup, I can safely say most of the gaming press is spineless.
So if there is nothing to cover how much of a threat is it actually to come out and say you won’t cover games from them. The press have been very vocal against THQ. Their stance have been clearly against THQ. Coming out and saying that they won’t cover, something that isn’t there right now, is a nothing threat and hollow. I get that it’s the in thing to do to shit on the gaming media, but unlike most of “real hardcore gamers” on YouTube the press have actually been vocal against THQ. Now if you see a site covering a thqN gmbh game in the future you can go find your pitchfork.
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Thread After the whole THQN fuckup, I can safely say most of the gaming press is spineless.
So the whole premise of your thread is based on what if's... I think most outlets have in some shape or form been very vocal against THQN.
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Thread After the whole THQN fuckup, I can safely say most of the gaming press is spineless.
Can you name some examples of press who have covered THQN games after this scandal happened?
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Thread Destiny streamer 'xGladd' banned from Anthem for playing the game.. efficiently
LIke you said I knew what you meant, just having a bit of fun :)
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Thread Destiny streamer 'xGladd' banned from Anthem for playing the game.. efficiently
Thats still multiplayer though? I think you will find a lot of old school bioware fans wish this was a singleplayer bioware game :P
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Thread Destiny streamer 'xGladd' banned from Anthem for playing the game.. efficiently
It’s not a multiplayer game now?
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
It’s the same when people praise the combat in Black Dessert online. The way skills interact and how it feels to fight is fun. I don’t think it requires more skill than Destiny. What I said was it is more based around using your characters skills than weapons, whereas Destiny is mainly about the weapons and the skills compliment that. Anthem not having pvp is why it’s fun, since you don’t have to limit the characters to maintain pvp balance.
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Thread So far, The Division 2's free roam exploration is on another level
I don’t disagree with that. But having the game set in realistic modern times with human enemies can feel more immersion breaking for some than when the setting is high fantasy. And it’s not wrong of them to feel that way. As much as there is nothing wrong with having no issue with these things.
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Thread So far, The Division 2's free roam exploration is on another level
It’s easier to find a thematic sense to a monster eating tons of bullets than a human in a t-shirt.
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Thread So far, The Division 2's free roam exploration is on another level
For the human mind it is obviously easier to buy into the idea of some foreign creature having insane thick skin than a ordinary human.
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Thread So far, The Division 2's free roam exploration is on another level
True enough but I still think people need to be more specific. It’s the same if people just call Anthem an rpg. People are bound to get disappointed by the lack of stat screen etc
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Thread So far, The Division 2's free roam exploration is on another level
There is a huge difference between someone surviving a whirling sword hit on the arm and someone surviving 3 shots from an ak47 to the face
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Thread So far, The Division 2's free roam exploration is on another level
An rpg is as much about story and immersion. The division really doesn’t feel like an immersive role playing experience. It’s a loot shooter. Nothing more and nothing less. And in a game where everything is about loot it’s fine, like you said, that shit doesn’t make sense. The issue arises when people start trying to sell division as an rpg.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
Depends what you are after. The combat in Anthem uses skills much more fluid and interesting than Destiny. Destiny is an excellent shooter but Anthems combat is a different kind of fun. The main problem with Anthems combat is the enemy ai. Other than that it’s very good. And while the shooting isn’t as good as Destiny the guns still have a nice weight to them.
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Thread Looks like Bungie paid Activsion around 100 million for Destiny Publishing rights
Well that "cesspool" also owns Vicarious Visions which where a major part of making forsaken so good
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
I honestly don’t care about any auto chess made by someone else than drodo
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
This is a little weird to me considering how often they balance change and that we just had several new heroes added
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Thread THQ Nordic holding an AMA on... 8chan (mainstream press now covering: Washington Post brings the heat) READ THREADMARKS
Notice the general lack of clickbait "gamers rise up" bullshit on their channel aswell. Its very telling who are not covering this and why.
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Thread THQ Nordic holding an AMA on... 8chan (mainstream press now covering: Washington Post brings the heat) READ THREADMARKS
It is quite telling that Jim Sterling is one of the only big youtube gaming channels who has chosen to highlight the disgusting shitshow that is THQ nordic hosting a AMA on 8chan. Meanwhile all the usual suspects are too busy talking about lack of content in Anthem or FFXIV caving to SJW's or whatever the fuck they are all up in arms about. Boogie, Yongyea, HealsvsBabyface, Quartering etc etc....heck even Skillup who's reviews people have been praising in here only cares about EA ceo salary, and not that a publisher has helped promote a site known for CHILD PORNOGRAPHY Imagine being this level of cunt.
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Thread Anthem Loot Update coming 2/28 or 3/1: improved inscriptions, removed white/green drops from >29 tables, ember req reduced for masterwork
Yeah its very impressive how fast they are reacting to even deep challenging issues like this one.
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Thread Anthem Loot Update coming 2/28 or 3/1: improved inscriptions, removed white/green drops from >29 tables, ember req reduced for masterwork
What people are praising is how fast Bioware are reacting and working on fixes. That is quite impressive. Especially compared to the competition in this genre.
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Thread Which online game has a community that’s progressive and non-toxic?
Faeria actually has a really welcomming and progressive community
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
So my review is online now: We chose to postpone it to play the game after the day one patch. To sum it up I think the game has a huge potential. I really liked the storytelling and the characters, apart from the main villain. I even somewhat liked Geeson. The after credit scene actually hyped me up for future content, and the core combat is fantastic and in my opinion the most fun in the genre. All that having been said the game simply has way to many issues right now. The loot is fundamentally broken, the story is too short and the endgame has zero variance. On top of all that we encountered numerous bugs even after day one and several more patches.
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Thread We have to end is. Should games like Borderlands and Destiny be called Looter Shooters, Shlooters or Loot em' Ups?
Unfinished.
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Thread THQ Nordic holding an AMA on... 8chan (Damage control in progress: "I am not a white supremacist")
Welp thats a way to get attention I guess....disgusting.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Yeah people go knight - lock or Druid - lock. Its insane.
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Thread The 91st Oscars Award Ceremony lOTl Host wanted, please apply within
Honestly I Think that is his Danish shining through. When we use the “people dont...anymore” in Danish it means that in general the public agrees to not do or say a cerrain thing, and not that no one uses it. Danish phrases are much less literal than American, which can lead to situations like this.
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Thread Disappointed in Anthem? Destiny 2 complete bundle is on sale for $20 (ps4)
Nah you are still locked into the same skills. You might get to use your grenades or shields more often, but it’s hardly a customization. At least compared to other loot games like Path of Exile, Diablo, ESO, Anthem
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Thread Disappointed in Anthem? Destiny 2 complete bundle is on sale for $20 (ps4)
There is plenty of customization is the game already. The big issue with Anthems loot is that you the look of your javelin doesn’t change. But there is a ton of options to tinker with builds.
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Thread Disappointed in Anthem? Destiny 2 complete bundle is on sale for $20 (ps4)
He is spot on about the possibilities for customization though. Destiny has almost zero customization. You are very much locked to a skill build and exotics are hardly a build but more of a which exact weapon is best atm. Anthems custom parts actually alter your skills and even play style. Outside of cosmetics Anthems customization is far more interesting. On topic: The deal is great. Worth it for Forsaken alone.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Also they need to look at their draft. It should be a shared pool with equal amounts of the heroes.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Damn I hate how weak assassins are. Even with a full lineup of six they barely do any damage once you meet a full warrior or knight lineup. Something needs tuning
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
And yet the next DLC, albeit small, fir D2 was very bad again. BioWare are absolutely not excused. It’s baffling how they have learned nothing from their competitors. My original point was that I doubt it will ever become truly great, just like D2 that only has Forsaken going for it. And that was for a big part made in cooperation with Vicarious Visions on whom Bungie cannot fall back anymore. The genre is pretty ripe for the taking to be honest.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
The time gating was bad and there was nothing to do for non raiders other than a insane grind. (That got helped by increased drops) which also makes it so weird that BioWare went with that Tomb quest. They should have known from both Destiny and even WoW that time gating/progress hating behind tedious repetitive tasks is bad design.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
The mission, lost sector and strike design all boil down to shoot x amount of little dudes and activate thing. Shoot big guy. Loot chest....done Where Destiny shines is in its raids and gameplay. The mission design is really lacking in variety. It’s not as bad as Anthem but that’s saying nothing.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
I am not so sure. Bungie haven’t even managed to really increase variety above. Activate/protect thing whole bunch of little dudes attack and in the end big dude, so I don’t have faith in BioWare doing it either.
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Thread With the release of Anthem, how do you feel about the future of the shlooter subgenre?
Damn it Alex!!!!
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Thread Gggmanlives (sponsored influencer) has negative Anthem Review taken down (now edited + reuploaded). Original did not have correct watermark.
If you are praising a game for not being political you are speaking to a very specific crowd.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
Again its completely fair to critique that it is more hidden than it should be. The tutorial itself is not bad though like I said. And for me personally I was apparently lucky to find it quickly. Hehe yeah you can definately see a ton of similarities between the games. Even if I think Anthem overall is mechanically better.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
You get told several times that you will find game info in the codex. So you open the codex and boom there is a tutorial menu. Like I said its not up in your face but lets not pretend its hidden in some secret cave underneath Fort Tarsis. I guess I am just still remembering the old days where a Bioware RPG came with a massive handbook you needed to read through. I am used to these things beeing written out from them.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
The quest are simply there. There is no interesting backstory, despite having the fallout IP. The bugs are still numerous. The combat is atrocious. The game looks like shit, even if you don’t care. In stead of creating a online fallout, they added a bunch of robots as quest machines and called it a day. And even with that insanely barebones design they still managed to have more than the usual Bethesda bugs and jank. Anthem at least succeeds in some areas. Fallout 76...doesn’t.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Warriors and especially troll warlord need to get toned down.
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Thread I love Sylvando from Dragon Quest XI, but I can't tell if he's supposed to be mocking gay people.
But Sylvando is the real hero of the story?
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Thread Anthem: Massive Day 1 Patch Detailed; before Feb 22 launch (LIVE on PC, 7GB)
I have timed my loading screens after the patch and they are now between 10 - 15 seconds.
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Thread Anthem: Massive Day 1 Patch Detailed; before Feb 22 launch (LIVE on PC, 7GB)
Here in Denmark they simply sent the mail with the info on the day one patch and asked if we wanted to review the game later or not. We decided to push our review one week because I wanted to give our readers the most accurate description of the product they would be spending their hard earned money on.
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Thread Mike Ybarra, Corporate VP of Xbox, says critics of an Anthem area are “whining” and it is “embarrassing to review with such a lack of knowledge”
While his comment about streamers is quite funny at best, it is important for any critic to always strive to fully understand the game before writing a critique of it. Refusing to read a in game tutorial is frankly unprofessional.
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Thread Mike Ybarra, Corporate VP of Xbox, says critics of an Anthem area are “whining” and it is “embarrassing to review with such a lack of knowledge”
In general. The tutorial in Anthem (which I am reviewing myself) is not great. That being said the combo system is fairly straight forward imo.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
It very much depends on what you want out of your gameplay. For me, someone who likes tinkering with skills and doing teambased combat where we combo together skills this is much better than both Destiny and Division. The choice to use the guns as a supplement to skills makes it feel very different from Destiny and if EA dont give up on the game early this game has a ton of potential. Obviously if you want a game thats a good shooter with loot just go with Destiny.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
To each their own. I HATED everyone in Andromeda. They felt so cliche and tropey to me. While I have quite a few characters I enjoy in Anthem. They feel more natural and human to me, especially the women. Anita's help clearly shows imo.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
This is actually one of my biggest issues with Anthem. The fact it doesnt have pvp is, on paper, a good thing in a game where you want players to tinker with skills and go nuts in coop. Destiny's skills and usage of these is severely hampered by having to be tuned to pvp all the time...But if you dont have pvp you really need to offer tons of interesting pve content. Anthem just doesnt have that. I very much enjoy the strongholds, but that is in no way enough when pve is all you offer.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
Yeah I have a ton of issues with the loading, the overheat while flying to missions and the lack of cosmetic change in loot, but I really enjoy the characters. The cast is so diverse and feel human. While the story premise is kind of bland, the characters and story telling destroys Destiny and Division.
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Thread Anthem Review Thread
We received a mail todat outlining the content of the day 1 patch. My editor let me decide how we approach this and I decided to hold back our review until March the 1st to have a full week of gameplay with the many fixes in place, in order to give our readers the most accurate picture of what they would be spending their money on.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
Sorry but that video is some grade A typical clickbait Youtuber bullshit. If he cannot understand that that article is based on the press event and what Mike Gamble told them about the game he should just quit his channel right now. THis is Yongyea levels of stupid.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
And again that is something they can easily fix. Like I said if this doesnt get fixed asap we have a grave issue, but its something that is easy to fix. I am much more worried about the rubber banding and load screens, since they dont seem to be easy to change.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
If it is not fixed before launch then its unacceptable. But that things like that happen in early access is very much to be expected of games with this amount different mechanisms. Especially since these things often dont appear before the game gets released to a wider audience. But now they know its there and they need to fix it asap.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
But it is and it will be in every type of game like this when they first come out. The massive amount of loading is a issue that worries me. But loot rng and spawn issues in early access can easily be fixed and more than likely will be at launch.
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I agree. But again gunplay is not all there is to Anthems combat. Anthems combat wants you to use your skills to put together cool combos. And even though the gunplay is better in Division, if it’s gunplay you want you should play Destiny instead.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
The focus in anthem is your skills not shooting. And playing around with weapon and skill stats is a big part of making your own build in Anthem. Yes a simple stat screen is needed and missing. But that is easily implemented and is coming post launch. (Why it’s not in already is baffling though)
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Thread Nintendo Switch exclusive, Oshiete Onedari Shogi, teaches players the game of Shogi; Rewards players with photos and clips of porn actresses in bikini
Speaking of Shogi, you guys should watch the Anime March comes in like a lion.
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Thread Nintendo Switch exclusive, Oshiete Onedari Shogi, teaches players the game of Shogi; Rewards players with photos and clips of porn actresses in bikini
She was my favourite character in the game
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
I disagree hard. Guns feel mediocre yes, but the skills is where its at. This is an rpg at its core and not a shooter. Once you actually start using skills and flying together with your friends you get very satisfying combat. If you treat this game like destiny it will seem bad to you. And I like that it doesnt explain everything. Let players discover the depth of the sytems themselves.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
The way your skills weave together and how flying actually becomes an essential part of your combat is fantastic. This is almost up there with Black Dessert Online in how satisfying the combat system is. I will give you that enemy AI in Division is better, but thats it. Other than AI division has some of the blandest combat in the business.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
Like I said earlier the combat itself feels amazing to me. The ranger feels like Iron man, storm is everything I wanted the warlock in destiny to be and the colossus is like a freaking Space Marine straight out of 40 k. I havent played the interceptor nearly enough so I cannot comment on that, your impressions of it sound like its a worst one of the bunch sadly. Now outside of the combat itself there are a great deal of issues. Even though my loadingscreens are at most 20 seconds they are simply to numerous, an issue I had with Destiny as well, but at least I could go into my character screen there. The menu system takes some getting used to aswell and is done better in plenty other games. Also not beeing able to change loadout on the fly is a massive issue in a loot driven game. So yes I think Anthem needs a ton of work, but the core gameplay itself feels extremely satisfying to me. And it looks and runs stunning on my rig.
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Thread Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect
Which is also the case in division 2 from what we have seen in the beta. But the use of skills and the verticality creates a super fun system where you can do some amazing things. Anthems use of skills and combos is fantastic.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Mage synergy feels way to weak.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Saw this strategy a few times yesterday. Usually, though, they where at least two at a time doing it, which end up costing them.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Yeah was about to post a edit. Its probably great on ranged chars
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Blink Dagger sucks on most characters...that is all
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Thread New Hearts of Iron 4 expansion lets you restore the American Confederacy and play as them
Care to proof that?
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Just lost to a chinese player with full hunter synergy and refresher orb on tide....he needs to play in the lottery with that luck
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Yeah I just had two losses in a row and now two wins. Got a 3 star Troll Warlord in the last game. LOOOL
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OMG I am shivering. JUst had the match of a lifetime. WIth 10 rounds left i was at 1% and the remaining 5 where between 50 and 80%... I WON!!!!!!
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Dat Gyro carry
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Yeah having the full synergy and a 3 star batwing and 2 star Troll Warlord was completely insane. there where matches where the warlord would singlehandedly beat 2 - 3 dudes.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees I finally won one! Thanks for all the tips guys.
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Thread Liam Neeson's real-life rape/revenge tale (See Staff Post)
I read a huge piece on racism in ireland for the past many years. I will see if I can find it online :) Edit: here it is
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Thread Liam Neeson's real-life rape/revenge tale (See Staff Post)
If you look into the history of Ireland you will find that it was/is one of the worst european countries when it comes to racism. There has been a sytemic hateful treatment of black people in Ireland for the last 50-60 years. So I am not that surprised that he might have been poisened by that mindset. What is surprising is that after all these years the thing he seems sorry for is the revenge part, and not the part where he was a racist piece of shit. This would have been a opportunity for him to condemn his own racist thoughts and the way black people have been treated in Ireland for the past many years, but instead he used it to try to tell some story about not letting your feelings get the best of you. And I can certainly understand all the black people here who dont want to forgive this mindset. And as for us white people its really not our place to forgive.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Yeah that’s what did the big change for me. It’s key to play the economy correctly. You really need to adapt every decision to your current situation while balancing that against what your opponent are doing etc. it’s so insanely deep once you begin to understand. It’s a very impressive design
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
So i followed advice and went with economy but still spent excess gold after staying on above 50 and keeping at first place in level on rerolling. Went with knights and undead. Got fantastic lineup with 6 knights and enigma, tide and techies at level 2. Still lost to a full warrior setup with no legendaries. He just pumped all his dudes in the corner with a 2* Medusa in the back. Warrior still seems to strong.
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Yes that last part about not knowing when to switch and let go is definately one of my main issues.
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Yeah. My biggest problem is lategame. it just seems like my dudes just arent on the same * level as the opponents. Ah well, I will try to follow your advice and see how things develop. Edit: I do want to make it clear that I dont want to sound like I feel I only loose to rng. I realize its something I am doing wrong, I just need to figure out how I transition better into late game I think.
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This is the issue for me. I dont know when to go for level. I have been told by all the streamers to neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever reroll early. So I am usually having the best econonomy by far. But having a bunch of 1 and 2 star dudes and some legends doesnt help when it seems the other guys have 5 level 3's and all with synergi. I know this is just my mind playing tricks but it didnt feel this difficult to put up a strategy for the first 20 matches or so I played. Now I feel like I am much more subject to rng.
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Yeah me too. And I feel like I follow all the tips and guides, but I just cant seem to get the pieces I need. And I refuse to reroll.
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Last match I was the highest level by far, and was actually number one for most of the match. Then come round 20 and I have 8 dudes on the map, between 1' and 2 *, but I only face comps of 2 and 3* with max synergy. So despite them being far lower level and only 5 or so I get stomped.
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That kunkka buff....whaaaaa??
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Just faced the must disgusting rng. Someone got all the mech bros up to level 3 and got 2 gyro's
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Thread Anthem Demo Thread (Open: Feb 1st-3rd) - Time To Fly FreelancEra
I wonder how intense this game is on CPU and Ram. Because seeing all these reports of high end GPU's not getting good results really makes me wonder what is the bottleneck here. LIke I said I have had very good performance all along. So after playing a ton I have to say I love the combat system. Its much more fun to me than division 1 and even Destiny. My main issues are with the story content. The voice acting is terrible and the missions in the demo where generic af. The no raid thing might be a bad thing, or might be a good thing. In Destiny Raid's are the only endgame I enjoy, since their strikes are garbage and the pvp in destiny was never fun to me, outside of 2 v 2. If the "strikes" in Anthem are actually of high quality I wont have an issue. Not having pvp is a good thing, you can feel how much more freedom they have with the skills since they dont have to tune it down due to pvp balance. But they need to release more strikes than just 3. My biggest issue is actually the loot which does not bode well for Anthem. Its just not exciting in the demo. Its too wonky to play around with builds and the lack of visual change on your javelin when getting new stuff is a big no no.
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Thread Anthem Demo Thread (Open: Feb 1st-3rd) - Time To Fly FreelancEra
Man this game runs so buttery smooth on pc. So beautiful and no framerate issues at all. Combat and flight with controller feels fantastic. I am super pumped now
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
That is a bold statement. We shall see :)
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But you are wrong. This is much more. The draft alone makes it a different beast. What you are describing are gatcha games. This one has a huge esport potential. None of those mobile games have that.
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Yeah but sometimes it seems it bugs out which os my issue.
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Auto Chess has a placement system and items (which have their own build combinations). And most importanly this is a drafting game. This is very much it’s own game, despite similarities to other games.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
Best...match...ever
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The biggest flaw of this game is the whole press q then move. With 30 sec prep time that is bad. Edit: and that being my only complaint says something about how great the overall design of this game is
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Thread Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble |OT| Let's Get Ready To Rumble Mon
Auto Chess is perfect for twitch, and it has fast easy to understand gameplay, while at the same time having quite abit of depth. Artifact was pretty much dead before auto chess. But I do wonder if Auto Chess will become a big problem for Magic.
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Thread Do you admit ever feeling schadenfreude from seeing a game fail?
Knowing how that can effect the developers who worked their behinds of to create it, it would never even cross my mind to feel happy about a game failing.
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Thread 刀塔自走棋 - AUTO CHESS |OT| The best 2019 indie SRPG you are prolly never going to play (*not DOTA or CHESS)
This game is addicting as all get out. Valve should be all over this and make it its own thing with menu's, ranking system etc.
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Why are you against a basic menu? Having the option the launch the game for itself without going straight from dota to match would be nice. Where is that ranking system? :)
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Ahhh I see :) thanks!
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Thread I've been off anime for years. What should I watch to get me back into it?
Watch this one. Its not only one of the best anime series I have watched but one of the best series full stop.
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Thread What's your unpopular opinion with regards to games that were released in 2018?
All the people shitting on Celeste are breaking my heart :,(
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Thread Let's Settle This: Hearthstone vs. Eternal vs. Shadowverse vs. MTG Arena vs.... Artifact
For me it’s Faeria. Best business model and most strategic game play. (And best Soundtrack)
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Thread Pillars of Eternity 2 is going turn-based, eight months after launch
Yep I agree completely. Was probably my biggest issue with the game.
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Thread Kingdom Hearts III - Only selected outlets have received the review code in time for the review
We didn’t either. Very surprised Kindafunny didn’t get one though.
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Thread Pillars of Eternity 2 is going turn-based, eight months after launch
I think the pc version of Dragon Age: Origins was my favorite version of the system since BG2
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Thread Kingdom Hearts III is an unreviewable video game - Kotaku
Tim Rogers is one of the best critics out there. I enjoy everything he puts out and as someone who is also reviewing KH3 I found this video hilarious. Stay winning Tim.
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Thread Which of your favorite games has the lowest metacritic? Who has the lowest reviewed #1?
What a fun thread! 1. Chrono Trigger - 92 2. Witcher 3 - 93 3. Dota 2 - 90 4. Dragon Age: Origins - 91 5. Europa Universalis IV - 87 6. Lost Odyssey - 78 7. Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (World soccer: Winning Eleven 9) - Not enough reviews to have a metacritic 9. World of Warcraft - 93 10. Final Fantasy IX - 94 So pretty much only Lost Odyssey that didnt get above 80.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
So I have been tinkering with an idea for my board game reviews and I would love feedback from you guys. My reviews are written in danish and then translated to english on BGG. What I am considering is for games like the COIN games, to make a little video where I show how a turn works, both with all factions and with bots (if they are present) and then linking to that in the review. It would be much easier for people to grasp the gameplay and I could spent my writing time on opinions and actual reviewing instead of gameplay rundown. How does that idea sound to you guys?
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Yes it is mainly a translation concern. But there is also the fact that the last three GMT games I have covered where all COIN games, and most of the structure of play is the same, so you end up typing alot of the same, and simply asking people to read a different review for a complete overview feels weird to me.
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Thread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
This makes me so happy. The lads seem full of positivity and energy. Ole has done a fantastic job already.
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Thread 91st Academy Awards Nominees
I like the ending in IW a lot and wouldn’t have minded it ending there tbh. But we will just have to agree to disagree. What we can agree on though is that BP being nominated is well deserved. It wouldn’t be among the movies I would remove from the list to fit in IW, Spider-Verse and Annihilation.
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Thread 91st Academy Awards Nominees
Being nominated for best picture means nothing. Bohemian Rapsody is nominated and that is a straight up bad movie. Black Panther is good and I think it’s fine it’s nominated, but it’s inferior to both Infinity War and Spider-Verse. Infinity War manages to build up its villain and Josh Brolin was fantastic. The Villain in BP is gone for most of the movie which completely wrecks his development. It ended up feeling like Serkis was the main villain. The CGI in BP is horrible. Infinity War took a ton of risks and managed to pull together all these vastly different heroes and tones and make them feel like a whole. Infinity War is a masterpiece, whereas Black Panther never rises above very good.
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Thread Do you like Persona 5?
Was by far the most difficult game to grade for me. The first 50 hours where some of the best in any game. By that point I was sure it would end up on my top 10 of all time, but then the pacing fell of a cliff. Now that alone didn’t ruin the game for me. The horrible treatment of Ann and the gay couple was hard to watch and felt so backwards. What finally destroyed my liking of the game for me was the ending. To me it felt like a slap in the face and completely negated any morale points made in the story up until said ending.To this day I am conflicted if my grade was to harsh given how much I adored the first 50 hours, and despite the horrible pacing I still enjoyed the last 50 hours. But man that ending.
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
I like the overall graphic design, but do believe they could change the icons into some that would make more sense for what the actions do. That being said I am not a graphic designer so I am not going to pretend I have the same experience or knowledge on the subject as you :)
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Thread Board Gaming Era |OT| (Mostly) Unplugged Gaming
Yeah RftG is my second most favorite game of all time and I have played it around 1500 times, and I agree with you. Honestly instead of creating all these Race adjacent games they should make a second edition of race, with updated iconography and graphic design.
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Thread RDR2 lacks mission freedom.
I should have added a winky face since it was mostly tongue in cheek. I think the story in RDR2 is fantastic, but I do believe the way mission design is structures is so vastly opposite of how the rest of the game is set up that it breaks immersion to some degree.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Nobody has said Artifact is more complex than magic. Pleaaaaase stop equating complex and deep.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
This is the part where I tell you I prefer to play magic over Artifact. I like my card games complex and with tons of combo’s which is why I love magic. I have reviewed games and played games for over 15 years and I review deep conflict simulations like Pendragon and Liberty or Death which are aeons more complex AND deep than any ccg. The problem here is that you get pissed when people point out design flaws in games or draw a difference between complexity and depth. I don’t have a horse in this race as I love games and game design and I see great parts in both magic and artifact (and several other ccg’s/lcg’s etc). You keep saying I make up things but I have proven my point again and again by using multiple examples that you simply refuse to even comment on. You have yet to comment on chess vs go despite that being the most classic comparison and thus there is zero reason for me to keep going on. Now I will accept that part of this might be due to English not being my native tongue and thus I will let natural English speakers take over. Also simply reducing complex to bad and depth to better is a gross simplification. Enjoyment in games varies. Some people prefer Ameritrash or war games which are typically very thematic and complex to euro games that are typically themeless and deeper. That does not mean either parties taste is wrong. It’s simply a difference in preference of game.
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Thread Ronda Rousey in Mortal Kombat 11 is a disappointing and problematic decision by NRS (Check Staff Posts)
No but there are scientific studies that prove the opposite.
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Thread RDR2 lacks mission freedom.
Witcher 3 also gives you far more options and freedom in how to approach story missions. And that is a very story driven game. RDR2’s Mission Design is archaic and completely at odds with the freedom they want you to believe you have.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Again you really dont understand the words and then accuse me of the same. Magic is complex due to the vast amount of mechanics it has nowadays. Having more boards in Anthem adds decision space which is depth not complexity. There is far less rules overhead (complexity) in Anthem than in magic yet is is far more difficult to read the board state due to the number of possibilities it adds (depth) Again Chess and go! The rules of chess have more moving pieces and mechanics (complexity) while Go is super basic in rules yet has almost infinite board states (depth) .
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
It was a massive game in the physical card and board game world. Not as big as magic and Pokemon, but still very big.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
There are still alot of fans who will try to keep the competitive scene alive. Netrunner isnt dying due to lack of players. Its dying because the licensing deal beeing pulled away from FFG. Basically due to Hasbro and Asmodee being bitter rivals and Asmodee getting to big for Hasbro's liking. Netrunner was as popular as ever when this happened.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
I never said the only depth in magic is in deck design. I said the only depth to the ressource system is in deck creation. And that is true, since any choice regarding mana is done there. Playing a card that adds mana in order to ramp etc is a decision that was done during deck construction. Magic has some depth, but mostly it has complexity. For some reason you dont want to understand the difference, and also for some reason you interpret this as "Magic is bad!" which is not what I am saying. It is merely an explanation as to why the design of Artifact will most likely not appeal to the average magic player. And no Magic is successfull despite its ressource system, not because of it. Android Netrunner does not have it and it is a huge game. Hearthstone does not have it and it is huge. (I still think Magics system is better since at least you have some decision during deck building, whereas Hearthstones system is a flat increase with hardly any human influence) Keyforge is blowing up and has no randomized ressource system. If magic didnt exist neither would these other games, it is the first of its kind and it is a great design, but the ressource system in magic is downright bad in that you can get unlucky and simply not be able to play cards due to lack of drawing your mana, and thus removing any decision space from the match.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
It is not a cop out it is simply stating facts. Whether to loose you creature for nothing or gain some mana back is the definition of a non decision. The correct play is obvious. But whether to use your anihilation now and take zero damage in lane a or wait and take zero in lane b requires you to consider a ton of factors and to read a lot more information. The three lanes are a choice that adds depth, it is a part of the theme. It adds overall balance since stronger heroes would be a much bigger problem with only one health pool to worry about. If Magic’s ressource system is any good why do you think the first thing EVERY competitor and even the designer himself have looked to fix is the Ressource system? Having to rely on luck to gain ressources adds no depth. Rng adds variety and in some cases complexity but never depth since you cannot predict it fully. Depth is about meaningful and calculated decisions. Having card draw is a good thing in any game where cards are your actions. Having to draw for ressources aswell simply makes you more reliant on draw and vulnerable to discard mechanics. This again means that the whole decision space is during deck building and not deck play. Speaking of discard. The lock mechanic is a great example of adding depth but not complexity. When you discard your opponents card it is gone. Now your decisions about that card are done. The lock mechanic forces you to consider timing, hand size and when certain cards will come back into play and how you setup to deal with them later.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
None of those are deep decisions??? That you don’t want to loose your creature for nothing is obvious. And this is the issue with the stack. It adds complexity but rarely depth because 9/10 times the right play is obvious. And you hand waving away the meaning of having multiple lanes to consider really is telling me that you don’t understand complexity vs depth. The question where to place heroes or which lane to set different spells and what items to give which hero in what land is crucial to, not only doing damage or defending not one but three different live totals, but also directly affect where you can play what card in the future and how the creep waves will change etc etc. The Ressource system in magic only has some depth during deck building and even then it is a very basic idea of how to not flood or starve your deck. In Artifact the ressource system is a moving object that you can directly influence and that will change during the game depending on your actions on several boards.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
You are confusing depth of decision with rules complexity and overhead. Chess is more complex due to having different pieces and movement patterns, but Go is a far deeper game due to the vastly greater potential board states etc. Artifact making you juggle three different boards with tons of units and those different boards all affecting your overall gameplay and decision space. On top of that comes the Ressource system which adds decisions in artifact, aswell as the lack of a hand limit.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Magic is more complex but not deeper. Its the chess and go comparrison all over again. The stack adds to compexity and depth surely, even though its somewhat of a often inconsistent system. Artifact has three boards you play on, which adds siginificantly too the depth of your decisions compared to magics only one. Also your ressource system in Artifact is directly affected by hero placement etc, which agains adds depth and player agency, whereas magics ressource system is almost entirely driven on random draw. Even the amount of lands you put into your deck is a very simple choice and has no effect on the actual playing of the game.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Then I am very confused what the hell your point was? The gameplaystyle of an LCG and a TCG are in the same genre its just two different monetizatin systems.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Legend of the Five RIngs. Android Netrunner. The problem is the marketing. Valve made this seem like a Hearthstone and MTG competitor, while in actuality the game would never hit big with those groups. This game is for folks who loved Android Netrunner, the Star Wars LCG and games of that ilk. Sadly most of these gamers are playing physical and didnt know about Artifact. If valve had done proper marketing and not put their marketing towards streamers they could have reach an audience that would love this game and gladly buy it.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
The tcg's where quite different from the LCG, especially in star wars case. Case in point is that those are very complex games with a very loyal and in netrunners case a quite big following. I have said before that I believe a LCG model would of been better for Artifact. But still the marketing and who they chose to market to was a poor choice and led to this situation.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Eh there is nothing p2w about the expert constructed? Its pay2compete just like any other ccg. Dont spread bullshit just because you dont understand the basic concept of a ccg/tcg...
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
You having an item doesn’t change the fact that you don’t understand the difference between pay to compete and p2w
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
I think they are giving up on it, because they had some silly idea that this game would steal the hearthstone audience, despite beeing the despite opposite of hearthstone. Also I dont use the word hardcore, I simply stated it is not for casual card gamers. People who prefer fast luck driven games with some fun combos are going to bounce of artifact hard, because its a game that rewards strategic play and long term planning.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
It really is not. Magic is much more luck driven. Heck even the ressource system in magic is luck based.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
I still think the depth and complexity of the gameplay will keep it from ever beeing a main stream hit. That beeing said if they chose to go with the dota model they could probably capture a bigger audience. Have the cards be free and then fund the game through cosmetics.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Even when Artifact was at its most expensive it was cheaper than hearthstone in the beginning. But even people who bought the game bounced of it. It is a very niche game and will never have the casual appeal of HS and MTG. Either Valve accept that and go hard after that market or they loose all players.
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Thread [ IGN First] Anthem: 10 Minutes of Hidden Depths Gameplay
Well yes true enough. Bottom line though bungie haven’t been great at delivering story in game for the most time. If BioWare wants to succeed, especially since they are going pve only, they should really double down on story like FFXIV does. Man yeah really! And to me it was very easy to hear it wasn’t him in the role anymore.
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Thread [ IGN First] Anthem: 10 Minutes of Hidden Depths Gameplay
The lore in Destiny has always been interesting, the storytelling and delivery in game of said lore has been trash until forsaken
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Yes which is why they need to double down on this market and not try to change the game to appease a more mainstream player base.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Yes true which is why you won’t see those games sold at target. And this is the crux the matter. Artifact is a beautiful game design that is made for people who want a deep rich experience. Valve apparently thought there would be a huge market for that. Despite games like Pendragon and Paths of Glory being better designs than risk and monopoly, their complexity keeps them from ever hitting big n the main stream market. And the same is the case for Artifact.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
Ah okay. There was review bombing from a lot the “bu buh but muh haflyfe tree???!!!” People
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
The complexity and how much you need to keep track of. Much more so than Artifact and they are physical games.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
What Are you implying?Not valve per se, but a large group of players on steam very much wanted Artifact to fail.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
In Artifacts case it’s not that simple. The game design is fantastic and fixes some of mtg and hs biggest issues. But it is a deeper experience that can feel very taxing to play. It’s a niche game for a niche group of players. The casual appeal isn’t there.
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Thread Kotaku: "Valve's Card Game Artifact Is Running Out Of Players"
And this confusion plays a big part. In reality getting a full collection in Artifact is significantly cheaper than HS and MtGA.
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Thread So this checkpoint segment on Bungie/Activision split is probably the best sum up I have ever seen
Much better video.
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Thread Is Artifact already a dead game?
Keyforge is huge. Netrunner the LCG which was based on his design was huge until wotc and FFG split. And he has created massive board game hits aswell in the form of King of Tokyo and Bunny Kingdoms. The idiotic idea that Garfield is some one trick pony designer needs to die.
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Thread Eevee is officially better than Pikachu (Ariana Grande confirmed Eevee fan)
I didn’t think it would possible for me to love Ariana Grande more...I was wrong. She is THE queen.
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Thread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
Yes absolutely. And I agree that Phelan is clearly a big part of this aswell
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Thread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
I think the whole Pogba and Rashford tale tell the story about OGS and why he is exactly what United need. Under Moyes, Van Gaal and Mourinho the United DNA was sorely lacking. Now it’s back and the academy lads who had this culture drilled into them are thriving.
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Thread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
Put Messi down to play defensive midfield and he would be shit too
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Thread Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition Review Thread
I just sent my review to our editor. Gave it 85. It feels very old school and the english voiceacting is horrible. The ladder is no problem though, since the Japanes voices are fantastic. The story is somewhat cliched, but still managed to have enough wrinkles to keep me hooked all the way. Combat is, while basic compared to for example Graces F, very fun and engaging. The graphics still hold up imo, and it runs great on pc. Also you get an absolute shit ton of content for your money.
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Thread Console modder cdgexe permanently banned from GDQ after sexual harassment allegations
100% this. Clearly she changed her mind and he got pissed. The whole “b b but she promised to cuddle!!!!!!!” he is spouting tells you everything you need to know. The dude is a grade A creep. Posting private conversations and outing her. Fuck him
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Thread PewDiePie promotes known white supremacist... again.
Because as a father I know how kids work. Do you honestly believe they would go out of their way to find info on these random people in that reaction video? But now when their "hero" is beeing attacked by the evul leftists again they will suddenly be interested in Baked Alaska. The best way to have handled this would have been to raise the question why Tik Tok allows Baked Alaska to share content on their platform, and ask PewdiePie to remove this/or edit out the part with Baked Alaska. If he refused to do that, then you can write a history and have the evidence that he knowingly refuses to remove content from a racist.
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Thread PewDiePie promotes known white supremacist... again.
This I agree with. And I need to stress, I am NOT trying to defend PDP here. The guy has already been proven rotten. All I am advocating for is that I believe there was a better way to attack this where you could shut down Baked Alaska having a platform and not give Pewdiepie more attention, because he also benefits from this attention since it fits right in with the whole idiotic witchhunt agenda he has going.
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Thread PewDiePie promotes known white supremacist... again.
Normally I would agree but this case is a bit different. Baked Alaska has been banned from YOutube and Twitter. 99% of people watching that PewdiePie video wouldnt know who Alaska was and what he stood for, and wouldnt care to check it. Until we suddenly have this tweet blowing up. Which now tells all the kids who follow Pewdiepie and who believe the media has some sort of witchhunt against him, and now they will look into Baked Alaska and boom you are now spreading his bullshit to them. All this has done is open up some childrens eyes to Baked Alaska and his content. Pewdiepie simply reacting to a random group of clips does not achieve the same. If he had tweeted about the dude or highlighted him in a video and his work (like he did with that other bloke some time ago) I would agree. But in this instance the tweet against Pewdiepie has done FAR more to spread Baked Alaskas content.
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