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Thread The current state of Twitch: the official Twitch Gaming channel cut off the live Metallica concert to play 8bit folk music to avoid DMCA
As a streamer, the continued aggression of DMCA and copyrights on both twitch and youtube is ridiculous. I wanted to stream a playthrough of life is strange until i realized the 90% of the soundtrack is music that twitch will strike and then completely mute my videos. Theres a "streamer" mode for the game that removes the music, but it isnt worth it. Music creates so much of the atmosphere in games.
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Thread CNN: Biden's response when asked when US will get back to normal
Guys, the idea that things could potentially not be normal until 2023 gives me sever anxiety. I've been living alone since March of last year. I need things to be normal again before then, i cant do it. :(
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Thread Do you have a Masters degree? Was it worth it?
Is my MFA in visual effects worth it? As a piece of paper absolutely not. But the opportunities and networking my graduate school offered me are the reason im where I am now. You dont need school to make your way into the game industry, but the path I chose did help me get there for sure. and im thankful for that. Edit: ask me again in 20 years when ive paid off my $200,000 in student loan debt
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Thread Now that's almost been two years since Endgame, do you think Thanos has joined the status of iconic villain like Darth Vader and Joker ?
Any love for Davey Jones? Or have the recent pirates movies removed the love for that villain?
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Thread Now that's almost been two years since Endgame, do you think Thanos has joined the status of iconic villain like Darth Vader and Joker ?
Dammit youre gonna make me start a list, huh? 1. Vader 2. Joker 3. Thanos 4. Davey Jones 5. Sauran 6. Voldemort 7. Hannibal Lector 17. Loki I dont get the love for loki? I love Tom but i never thought Loki was that interesting of a character. At least until ragnarok.
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Thread Now that's almost been two years since Endgame, do you think Thanos has joined the status of iconic villain like Darth Vader and Joker ?
My mom who doesnt know shit about pop culture movies (especially superhero ones) knows who thanos is now.
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Thread It's a big world
Studying abroad in new zealand. I have this one specific memory in Queenstown. Middle of the night, me and my friends went to a local park /soccer field. We laid in the middle of it and just stared at the sky and watched the stars. One of the most peaceful memories i have in my life, and it seems so cliche and small. But god damn did I feel some weird connection to this huge universe in that moment.
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Thread You enter Walmart and upon entering you see a massive wall of MOUNTAIN DEW MAJOR MELON. How many cases do you put in your cart?
This was the most holy creation on all of planet earth. My life will not be complete until it returns.
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Thread What are some good things that happened for you in 2020?
I'm very grateful for the lucky happenings that I've received this year. In January i got into a new relationship thats been going really well. In September i started my first position in the game industry as an Environment and Lighting Artist for 343i. In September I also moved from Savannah GA to Kirkland, WA. The same month I got a Siberian kitten named Samwise and hes the best pet/companion a person could have during this quarantine! In October i started twitch streaming at and hit affiliate in the same month. Now i have a nice little community forming and watching me most nights! In November I graduated with a Masters degree in Visual Effects! While the loniless of the year has affected me mentally, I look back and see I have had a lot of wonderful things happen to me this year.
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Thread Eating edibles for the first time.
My first time doing edibles was a few years ago in CO when visiting my sister. I had absolutely no knowledge of them and felt like a kid in a candy shop. I ended up eating 180mg split across a cookie, a thing of gummies, and some chocolate. I had 2 beers before that too. I had the worst anxiety attack of my life and thought I was going to have a heart attack. And it lasted for what seemed like forever. Havent done it since.
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Thread Most out of place you've felt at a concert?
I was at aummerfest in milwaukee and me and all my dudes were going to see Rise Against and The Offspring. I got seperated with the one friend who was there as a couple with his girlfriend as we were getting food and somehow ended up at The Fray instead as a third wheel. It was a sea of people so i knew id never find my other friends so i just stayed and watched the fray play to all the couples in the audience. Then they spent like 15 minutes singing some religious tunes. Lol my friends still make fun of me for missing rise against and the offspring for that.
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Thread Do you remember your "first love?"
First real relationship was in 2011. First real love was in 2014. Met her on spring break in Mexico. Me and my friends had went to a resort and she was one of my friend's friends. Romantic meetup in a beautiful vacation spot turned into a 3 year relationship. It ended when i decided to move out of Wisconsin to pursue a masters degree and the game industry (she didnt want to leave the state). Still makes me sad to think about all this time later, even after I've dated numerous people since then.
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Thread lord of the rings but every time sam takes a step towards mordor he says, “one more step, I’ll be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been”
Someone make this into a drinking game.
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Thread So assuming next Mass Effect is a sequel, how is BioWare going to address ME3’s ending?
Is anyone else interested in Mass Effect (4) going full character/race customizer on us? I'd love an elder scrolls type option where not only do we build our own character but we pick a race. Let me play as a krogan.
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Thread Halo Xbox 360 services are going offline in December 2021
I would come home every day in high school and turn on my tv and xbox just to leave this menu up while i worked on homework. The amount of atmosphere the music and blue-toned environments gave was incredible. Those were special years.
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Thread Lets face it. the true game of the year is...
This reminds me of when me and some friends were playing Pavlov VR. We were playing a straight rip of COD zombies in the game somehow, and we were in this extremely tense wave out in the yard. I was out of ammo, so i told me friend to through me a pistol since he was next to the guns. He throws it through the air to me, and my body had forgotten this wasnt real because i leaped into the air to catch it like a fly ball and my hands went straight into the ceiling fan.
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Thread Cyberpunk 2077 |OT| Welcome to Night City (READ THE OP BEFORE YOU POST)
Soooo i need help deciding on platform My PC: RTX 2070 I7 7700k 32gb Ram Ddd4 3200 Vs Xbox series x The additional thing that is making me debate is that i plan to stream my playthrough on twitch. If i stream cyberpunk on my pc that will bring the FPS down. But if i had it on xbox then my pc handles streaming while xbox handles the game performance. Im unsure how neglible the fps drop streaming causes so im not sure if im better off just getting it on the xbox.
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Thread Being a successful live streamer must be a sweet gig
Ive been streaming for a month or two now and loving it, but it is honestly really exhausting. At first i was trying to stream 6-9 hours an evening while also working 8 hours during the day but it burnt me out. Now i stream like 4 or 5 hours a night.
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Thread LTTP: Red Dead Redemption 2's Chapter 6 (Spoilers)
Remember before release when everyone was questioning Rockstars decision on Arthur as the main character? So many we're dismissive but then Arthur turned out to be one of the most genuine protagonists in gaming. Absolutely loved his arc.
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Thread Xbox Series S/X Preorder Mega Thread (Worldwide Preorder Details in OP) - Starts Sep 22nd
Did anyone else grab both the S and the X from microsoft store? Should we be worried about one being cancelled? It mentioned 1 console per person so I was confused why it let me get both (they were seperate orders though).
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Thread Xbox Series S/X Preorder Mega Thread (Worldwide Preorder Details in OP) - Starts Sep 22nd
Is it okay to order both the S and X from the microsoft store as seperate orders? That's what I did but im worried one will be cancelled because of the 1 console limit.
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Thread Xbox Series S/X Preorder Mega Thread (Worldwide Preorder Details in OP) - Starts Sep 22nd
So i managed to order both the S and the X through microsoft store? I'm hoping thats allowed and I won't have one of the two cancelled? The S is for my sister.
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Thread Playing Gears 5 now and its shocking how much better it is at 3rd person gunplay than most games
Other than destiny 2 gears 5 is probably my most played game last gen. And also probably my most played game this current gen so far (cold war and assassins creed are probably close though atm). To me and my friend group gears 5 is just such a content filled blockbuster. Long ass campaign (compared to others in the series and typical shooters), a plethora of coop stuff to do (campaign, escape, horde) and intense pvp multiplayer. We fell out of it in operation/season 2 but seasons 4 and 5 really came out swinging with amazing changes and additions. The more i hype myself up about it I probably would consider it one of my top 3 games of last gen (ori being number 1).
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Thread Gears: Tactics |OT| 83% Gears, 17% XCOM
I literally just switched from my snub to my lancer and it triggered a nearby trip mine on the 2nd boss fight... i dont think that was supposed to happen. Honestly 90% of the complaints on difficulty I have are based on the checkpoints on this 2nd boss fight. Its literally impossible to finish from this checkpoint and I dont really have the desire to replay the mission from the beginning. I mean what am I supposed to do with that? lol. Literally starting with a mine on my characters spot, and 90% of the map is covered. If I move her, she blows up and then gets downed by the boss's zone. How is it fair to place an unavoidable mine directly on your character?
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Thread Gears: Tactics |OT| 83% Gears, 17% XCOM
Gotta say the difficulty is really ruining it for me and my friends. I have around 600 hours in xcom 1 and 2 but for some reason this game is just ridiculously hard. And I'm only on normal. Theres little point to use chainsaws or bayonets because most enemies hit you as soon as you get near.
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Thread Gears: Tactics |OT| 83% Gears, 17% XCOM
I mean. The big issues im having are technical based perhaps. Im getting awful checkpoints that are putting me in hopeless situations. And with all the grenadiers who shoot if you move, and i have multiple downed people, its literally impossible to progress through my checkpoint. The game should really have a multiple checkpoint system so you dont get placed at an impossible scenario. And i do believe there are some confusing ideas implemented into some of the enemies that are not what youd expect in a gears of war game. For instance, the chainsaw and wretches go together like peanut butter and jelly, but you can't even chainsaw wretches in this. I like the game, im just frusterated right now because I've died like 15 times on the 2nd boss on normal.
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Thread How is the player key decision in Gears 5 going to be handled in Gears 6 plot?
I feel like choosing to save JD makes a brilliant parallel between Marcus and his son. They both go through the act of losing a brother, but this time JD has a father around to help him through it. Where as Marcus found his father and then also lost him within the same short time span.
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Thread Are Canker Sores the worst thing in human existence?
Holy shit. Is there a link between gerd and canker sores?! That explains everything. I have bad gerd and frequently get the sores in the back of my throat (even on my uvula sometimes and it swells up). Been trying to figure out what was causing them. I thought maybe i had a gluten allergy.
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Thread LTTP: Lord of the Rings Trilogy “My precious!”
Boromir is one of the more complex character in LOTR in my opinion. It's easy for viewers to dismiss him as a one-note asshole but he truly cares about his people. Its just unfortunate that like most men he is able to fall victim to corruption. I love the extended edition scenes and how they add so much to the dynamic between Boromir, Faromir, and Denethor. And yeah, turning 27 next month. I feel old as hell lol.
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Thread Microsoft hasn't had a multi GOTY-winning critical darling since 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved
To me I've always looked at Single Player vs Multiplayer. Microsoft has always had the more compelling multiplayer games to me and sony has had the more compelling single player games. While i love both types, time-wise im going to spend more time in multiplayer (personally). So the Halo, Gears, Forza franchises fill the spot that i enjoy with my friends. Sea of thieves and state of decay to a lesser extent too. I would really love to see Halo infinite be the whole package again. Award winning campaign and multiplayer with a massive suite of game modes and options.
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Thread LttP: Gears of War series, the original grey and brown dudebro shooters
Thankfully the camera shake is lessened as the series goes on (with the option to completely disable it in gears 5). I really love the characters in the gears universe. The games get a lot of talk for being dudebro nonsense, but there is quite a bit of heart in them, especially as the series progresses.
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Thread Does any game in 2020 have music as good as Ori: Will of the Wisps?
I honestly think its one of the most beautiful soundtracks I've heard in gaming. Both of the Ori games are just fucking in the music department (and also everywhere else). Maybe a crazy idea: Id love to see Gareth Coker compose for something in the lord of the rings universe. His emotional work gives me the same shivers that howard shores lotr scores do.
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Thread The Pressure of Finding Love as a Young Adult is Hard
Ive had a bad pattern of relationships and this year has really thrown me out of things. My junior year of high school i dated a girl and that continued for 3 years. I then broke up with her and dated another girl for 2 years. We broke up mutually and i dated a girl for 1 year. We had to end things cause i moved to savannah. Then i dated a girl for 6 months and we broke up. In june i moved to seattle and to be honest i dont know how to be single. Ive been in a relationship most of my life and being single this year in particular has been so difficult. I cant even meet anyone right now. I know most people would say enjoy being single, but idk im just not good at it lol. Im too extroverted and its so lonely.
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Thread Mythic Quest - Video Game Dev Comedy by Rob McElhenney (Mac from Always Sunny) On Apple+ TV (New quarantine episode released)
Does episode 5 come back inti play at some point?? Im watching 7 now and it hasnt had an impact on anything yet?
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Thread Mythic Quest - Video Game Dev Comedy by Rob McElhenney (Mac from Always Sunny) On Apple+ TV (New quarantine episode released)
Episode 5 is a totally different show. Holy fuck was that an amazing episode of tv.
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Thread For some reason, I can't bring myself to cancel my Series X preorder
Look at it financially. Can you afford to buy a commodity at that price based on the idea that you wont get use out of it right away? If it's not a huge dent in your finances then i suppose it doesnt really matter when you get it.
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Thread Co-Op Horror Early Access game - Phasmophobia is the latest Surprise Hit on STEAM with a 56K CCU Peak, making it one of the most played HORROR games.
just tried this with friends tonight. Damn. This is a super fun and incredibly cruel game lol. I'm not good with horror and my buddy made me walk around with the video camera while he watched it in the truck. The front door slammed shut and i got locked in the house, panicked and hid in a hallway and cried as my friend watched a ghost approach and kill me.
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Thread Musicians of ResetEre, Let's share some music!
Man im a weird case when it comes to this stuff. Im a nervous as heck musician when playing for people but i still push myself to do it. I do open mic nights around savannah like once every other week, and im terrified everytime but at the same time i get an adrenaline like no other. I love it, while simultaneously being scared for my life lmao.
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Thread Musicians of ResetEre, Let's share some music!
I love it! It's so peaceful. One of those tracks that you could just put on softly in the background while youre trying to relax. Now i want to share some of my orchestral stuff since you got me thinking about that style of music! This is from an action-horror game a made a few years ago. The soundtrack only had 4 songs but i think this turned out the best. Lot of Halo/marty odonnel inspiration when i was making it.
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Thread Musicians of ResetEre, Let's share some music!
Awh man that means a lot! Thank you i really need to make this sort of stuff again. I havent worked on soundtrack type music in a few years. Heres the full soundtrack for the album id youre interested. Its only a few minutes long lol. Hopefully someday i can do a longer more professional work. The embedded link only seems to play the intro on here. So heres the actual link to the 4 songs.
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Thread Musicians of ResetEre, Let's share some music!
It's saturday night and i have had a couple of drinky-poos but I picked up my acoustic which I've neglected for a few weeks and I've suddenly been musically inspired again. I'd love to hear some music from those musicians that I know we have on Era! I don't care what genre, i just want to hear and be inspired by the good vibes of music. I'll share some of my stuff too Sorry - Nothing But Thieves (Cover) Alleviate- Original song of mine (this was 1 week after i learned piano so my playing is super rough lol) Now That Ive Found You - Liam Gallagher (Cover) Let's hear some music, Era!! Grab a whiskey-coke and share!
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Thread Musicians of ResetEre, Let's share some music!
Uhhhh honestly 2 of the videos are with a samsung galaxy s9 lol. and one is a dslr t6i. My mic was plugged into a small PA system and the audio was just recorded straight from the camera. I have some actual legitimate recording equipment but im too damn lazy and dont use it enough.
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Thread The Boys Prime Original |OT| are back in town (Renewed for Season 3) | Aired episode spoilers! [Comic Spoilers will be thread-banned]
I feel like 5 seasons seems about right based on the comic arcs. I think we will see most of the same arcs, they will just obviously be played a little differently in the show.
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Thread The Boys Prime Original |OT| are back in town (Renewed for Season 3) | Aired episode spoilers! [Comic Spoilers will be thread-banned]
Becca's actress is the voice actor for Wraith in Apex Legends. Fun fact!
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Thread The Art Pub - Show off your work & help each other out!
Atlantia: Museum Beneath the Sea Halo Recreation Project: Part 1 - Blood Gulch Zoelie (3D Game - Stylized South American City) Here are some screenshots from a few of my 3D unreal engine environments from my portfolio. Im an environment artist hope you guys like them. This is my first time posting in this thread. There are more images and videos from these environments on my portfolio website:
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Thread LTTP: Halo (A Chronological Playthrough)
I've been taking my girlfriend through the games (her first time aside from a little playing 7ish years ago) over the past few months. We're almost done with 3 now- It's been a slow progression since were both pretty busy right now. Once we finished 3 were going to do ODST then move on to 4 and 5! Halo 2 remains one of my favorites to co-op. We spent the last few missions just glitching out of maps and messing around. Brings me back to those nostalgic memories of when I was playing through the games with my friends in my early teens.
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Thread Microsoft Rewards |OT| Where you get Game Pass + XBL Gold and more for free
So if we use our points to buy a bunch of $50 gift cards, can we even apply multiple gift cards to a single order? How do people plan to use this to help pay for thei Series X?
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Thread Ori and the Will of the Wisps |OT| Give It Your Owl [Now on Switch!]
I dont understand how some people have such a hateful relationship with the chase/escape sequences. Im not a particularly great platformer but I dont think I died during any of these sequences or boss battles (on normal).
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Thread Ori and the Will of the Wisps |OT| Give It Your Owl [Now on Switch!]
Damn you ! Why do you put us on such emotional rollercoasters! Just finished it. Game of the Year. I dont think this will be topped for me this year either. What an absolute treasure of a game, thank you.
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Thread Ori and the Will of the Wisps |OT| Give It Your Owl [Now on Switch!]
Fair enough. I personally recommend you at least give the game a try though. It's truly a work of art and the gameplay in terms of combat and customizability is way ahead of the first one.
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Thread So how will Marvel incorporate Deadpool into the MCU?
I'm probably in the minority, but I dont want to see him in any MCU crossover films other than his own solo movies. He would take me straight out of the immersion of any story arcs or stakes. But if MCU actors show up in his movies that would be fine.
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Thread The Walking Dead Onslaught - Official Gameplay and Release Date Trailer (Oculus, SteamVR for Valve Index & HTC Vive, and PSVR on September 29)
Saints and sinners is my favorite VR game. Even more-so than Alyx. Probably because it was such a surprise to me? Like I expected Alyx to be good, but S&S was an out of nowhere amazing experience.
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Thread You did it, you completed the game and reached the credits. Now look out your window...
I have these extremely vivid memories of playing telltales walking dead (season 1 and 2) in my undergrad college room. It was my evening game. Id start each episode at night, and would always finish each episode in the darkness hours of the morning. Each time the end credits hit there would be an atmospheric and moody music piece accompanying it. These moments are still so vivid in my head. Those stories and characters and the choices I had just made, mixed with the solemn music and dead quiet of the night had such a melancholy feel to it all. I love those memories.
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Thread Digital Foundry| Demon's Souls Remake: Gameplay Trailer Tech Breakdown + First Next-Gen Frame-Rate Analysis
What a gorgeous looking game! Can't wait to try it. Hopefully i still have a chance to get a PS5 preorder in somewhere before November? Maybe some stock will show up somewhere again.
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Thread If you were a dev... you happier with game sales or amount of time played
A little of both really. Echoing what others have said; finances obviously matter, but knowing people are actually playing your game is an encouraging piece of it all. It really is similar to any type of art. Whether its music, paintings, or game environments, I get a lot of joy out of knowing other people are experiencing something I poured myself into. So on a personal level, yes, knowing people are playing matters.
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Thread Wasteland 3 |OT| Nuclear Winter
Wow. Holy shit. This may be my game of the year. Ive never played a wasteland game before, but me and a friend booted this up in coop on xbox and played 10 hours straight. Absolutely fantastic RPG Co-op experience right now. Like diablo mixed with xcom. Absolutely loving the mechanics and writing. There have been a few parts me and my friend have just been dying at the pure absurdity. So excited to dive back in this weekend. Any idea how long the campaign experience will be in co-op?
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Thread Amazon's Lord of the Rings Production |OT|
Its got one of the largest budgets in a tv series of all time, and supposedly some really fierce passion. Also theyve got a huge timespan of preproduction. So essentially they are being given every benefit possible, just need the writers and directors to knock it out of the park.
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Thread Hobby and Indie Game Dev |OT 2020| Discussion, Help and Show-off
I haven't posted any of my stuff in this thread yet until now! I wanted to share some of my real-time Unreal Engine projects with you all and get some feedback! :) In the not so distant future, the discovery and integration of alien life on the planet has forced cities to be built under the sea. Atlantia is an art-deco inspired museum residing in the Seafoam capital. This was my first dive into Unreal Engine and building a real-time environment from scratch. My biggest influences were Bioshock, Gears 5, Dishonored, and the general aesthetics of art-deco with slight sci-fi influences. Tools: Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Unreal Engine 4 Production Time: ~8 Weeks of off and on work Foliage from Megascans. Halo has always held a special place in my gamer heart. After being inspired by Quixel's recreation of Blood Gulch, I was really interested in seeing if I could achieve a modern take on a Halo map in UE4 by myself. I initially was going to recreate Containment from Halo 2, but I decided to start with Blood Gulch for a couple of reasons. 1, being I have the Quixel recreation to learn from and compare how they achieved certain details. 2, being I figured it would be a good map to start learning terrain sculpting in UE4 on. The terrain, canyon walls, and Halo ring were modeled/sculpted in Maya initially, then brought into UE4 to organize the map layout. I followed orthographic views of the original map to zone in on accurate layout and topology (making minor adjustments where needed). I worked iteratively on sculpting the terrain, canyon walls, building detailed lighting, and building the skybox around and on the halo array). Foliage & rock meshes are from quixel, & shaders made by me. Here are some in-engine screenshots from an early look at a stylized 3D Puzzle-Platformer called "Zoélie" being worked on by a large group of around 40 students at SCAD being led by two industry professionals. These screenshots are from an early build of the game, and feature one of our three unique environments (An urban South American city set in the 80's) I'm an environment artist on the integration team; contributions include world building/set dressing, modeling & texturing (procedural materials and handpainted) of various assets. The environment is set in a South-american city and features stylized assets and materials, and our production follows the Agile workflow of development. This game will feature 3 unique environments, this city is one of the 3. This is the only of these 3 projects that I worked on with a team! The Atlantia and Blood Gulch ones were entirely done by myself! :)
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Thread Tickets to My Downfall - Machine Gun Kelly (Pop Punk with Travis Barker?)
So Machine Gun Kelly's newest album just dropped. I know just a couple songs from his discography but heard the album was his take on all the Pop-Punk that inspired him. Travis Barker drums throughout and helped produce, and he has some awesome guest singers like Halsey I genuinely really love the album. Feels right at home with the music that I grew up listening to and MGK really captures this sound and style really well. Anyone else listen yet? What are your favorite tracks?
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Thread Ori and the Will of the Wisps |OT| Give It Your Owl [Now on Switch!]
Does Moon have an official shop online that these sorts of things go on sale at? Cause im totally interested! just bought the collectors edition today too. I had planned on playing it on game pass but after finishing my third playthrough of Blind Forest with my girlfriend I decided I needed that collector's edition. Ori is absolutely my favorite 2D game I've ever played. I'm a environment artist (3D) and am seriously inspired by the art and world design in Ori. Can't tell you enough how beautiful it is.