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#102571 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7432 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:11 PM

Ant Man and the Wasp will also be the last Disney owned film on Netflix as they try to launch their own streaming and content service.  Because that's what I want is additional digital distribution programs and services.  What's crazy is how many people my age are "cord cutters" with their cable but then they subscribe to Hulu, Netflix, maybe HBO, Amazon Prime, they've got their Roku sticks, iTunes accounts, etc.  That doesn't even begin to address gaming platforms: Steam, Battle.net, Origin, Uplay, Twitch, Discord, PSN, Xbox Live, Nintendo eShop, Google Play and on and on....

 

More digital storefronts prz!



#102572 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8434 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:39 PM

 

Discord game store

 

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#102573 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24008 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:42 PM

Single-player franchise? I've only played Torchlight 1 and 2 multiplayer.

 

It sounds like it'll be a pseudo-MMO. A bit of a disappointment, but still sounds better than a squad shooter.

I played TL1+2 both SP-style.

 

This thing of taking existing franchises that are single-player only; or offer the nice option to either play offline SP or with friends online; and then having a sequel or something some iterations later that is online-only is foolish.

 

ES was SP-only until ESO; FO series was SP-only until FO76; Diablo 1&2 were both offline or online experiences where you had the option to go either way...and then D3 made it online-only; and now here we go again w/ Torchlight Frontiers.

 

When's Borderlands 3 going to be online-only?

 

This is getting out of hand.



#102574 elessar123  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:54 PM

Who the hell played Borderlands only solo?



#102575 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24008 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:58 PM

Who the hell played Borderlands only solo?

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Me.

 

Give me the option to avoid other gamers when they introduce leveling-scheming in games - yep, you're damn right that I will. I'm gonna play at my own pace on PT #1 (Play-through #1).



#102576 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4326 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:08 PM

Who the hell played Borderlands only solo?

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#102577 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24008 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:11 PM

In the old days, it was "Let's stick an additional multiplayer component onto everything."

These days, now it's "Let's turn everything into a shared-online online-only MMO-lite/full-blown MMO game."

 

Bleh @ these horrible trends.



#102578 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7432 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:13 PM

In the old days, it was "Let's stick an additional multiplayer component onto everything."

These days, now it's "Let's turn everything into a shared-online online-only MMO-lite/full-blown MMO game."

 

Bleh @ these horrible trends.

perhaps your best post ever, D.



#102579 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24008 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:25 PM

This shoehorning into awesome already existing well-established franchises is foolish.

 

At least w/ games like Destiny 1, Guild Wars, and The Secret World - they were brand new franchises entirely created from scratch to be MMO's. They started out as MMO's w/ their first game, from the jump.

 

They didn't shoehorn into a game later into the franchise the online-only / MMO-lite / full-flown MMO experience. No, they were built this way from bloody scratch, from Day 1.



#102580 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3270 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:26 PM

How the Fuck do you disable these stupid ass "jerk-off streaming their gameplay" windows from auto-opening in Steam? Wasting my goddamn data with some ass hat playing a game I don't give a shit or a shake about. Take your precious Twitch, turn it sideways and then shove it straight UP YOUR ASS!!!

Sorry. I'm just a little irritated.



#102581 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24008 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:31 PM

How the Fuck do you disable these stupid ass "jerk-off streaming their gameplay" windows from auto-opening in Steam? Wasting my goddamn data with some ass hat playing a game I don't give a shit or a shake about. Take your precious Twitch, turn it sideways and then shove it straight UP YOUR ASS!!!

Sorry. I'm just a little irritated.

Go to your Steam client Shortcut; right-click on the icon; go to Properties; and add this command line to the end of Target line:

-nofriendsui -nochatui

 

It'll look something like this: "C:\Program files x86\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe" -nofriendsui -nochatui

 

I have two Steam shortcuts/icons now. One w/ the above command lines in case I don't want to deal w/ friends; and the usual Steam w/ no command line (with all the new Steam Friends stuff forced).

 

Best of both worlds. Options are available to me.

 

EDIT:

Whoops, I thought you were looking to disable the Friends stuff.

My fault. I'll leave this here, in case anyone hates the new Friends forced crap.

 

See DD83's post below for disabling the forced store-page streaming crap.



#102582 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8434 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:43 PM

How the Fuck do you disable these stupid ass "jerk-off streaming their gameplay" windows from auto-opening in Steam? Wasting my goddamn data with some ass hat playing a game I don't give a shit or a shake about. Take your precious Twitch, turn it sideways and then shove it straight UP YOUR ASS!!!

Sorry. I'm just a little irritated.

 

https://store.steamp...unt/preferences

 

Bottom of page.

 

Hide all live broadcasts on the store product pages.



#102583 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24008 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:49 PM

https://store.steamp...unt/preferences

 

Bottom of page.

 

Hide all live broadcasts on the store product pages.

Oooooh, this is useful. Thanks.



#102584 elessar123  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:58 PM

https://store.steamp...unt/preferences

 

Bottom of page.

 

Hide all live broadcasts on the store product pages.

When I disabled mine, it was just a button directly linked with the video frame or something. I barely had to look for it.



#102585 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Just some guy CAGiversary!   1346 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:32 PM

Who the hell played Borderlands only solo?

Put countless hours into 1 and 2. ~100% in both; all solo.



#102586 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8434 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:45 PM

When I disabled mine, it was just a button directly linked with the video frame or something. I barely had to look for it.

I thought there was a link to the page I linked on the broadcast.

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#102587 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   691 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:49 PM

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Put countless hours into 1 and 2. ~100% in both; all solo.

 

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#102588 nny   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   403 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:27 AM

Single-player franchise? I've only played Torchlight 1 and 2 multiplayer.

 

It sounds like it'll be a pseudo-MMO. A bit of a disappointment, but still sounds better than a squad shooter.

Just so you're aware, those monsters you were killing in Torchlight 1 weren't other players.



#102589 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7432 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:34 AM

I'm sure you guys saw the custom Fallout case.  But in case you haven't, here you go



#102590 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Just some guy CAGiversary!   1346 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:48 AM

I thought there was a link to the page I linked on the broadcast.

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#102591 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5349 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:53 AM

Who the hell played Borderlands only solo?

Yeah, I'm with all of those guys, too, because I pretty much play everything solo, but I will concede that Borderlands is kind-of crap as a solo game. It's not balanced properly for it.



#102592 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4326 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:59 AM

How the Fuck do you disable these stupid ass "jerk-off streaming their gameplay" windows from auto-opening in Steam? Wasting my goddamn data with some ass hat playing a game I don't give a shit or a shake about. Take your precious Twitch, turn it sideways and then shove it straight UP YOUR ASS!!!

Sorry. I'm just a little irritated.

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#102593 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14166 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:02 AM

I only played Borderlands co-op in UVH, since it's so easy to solo in other modes. There's no character scaling and very weak enemy scaling, then you unlock UVH and the real game begins.



#102594 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1239 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:07 AM

I played through all the borderlands games solo for a playthrough and enjoyed it, but the playthroughs with friends were definitely more fun.

#102595 weretable   I have long conversations with housecats CAGiversary!   663 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:57 AM

Randomly fired up The Chronicles of Emerland Solitaire and played through it.  The game is not worth writing an actual review for but unless you are desperate for a solitaire game, ignore it.  It was not awful but there are better solitaire games on Steam or even free and it has several annoying bugs.  Arguably the worst being that you have levels of ten hands at a time and if you quit without finishing all ten hands, it will count the hand you were on as failed.  You can go back and replay levels but not individual hands so it can be especially irritating when it does that.



#102596 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24008 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:55 AM

I played through all the borderlands games solo for a playthrough and enjoyed it, but the playthroughs with friends were definitely more fun.

Yeah, those games can be really fun w/ other players.

 

Problem is the usual mess w/ other leveled players, when doing these games. Are all the players on or near the same level? Can you guys sometimes not play together and when you do still be playing enough that when you join back up together, you're still on the same level?

 

Last thing a player needs is everyone's leveled all over the place - for craps & giggles, say I'm level 2; you're level 35; another guy's level 33; and another guy's say level 20. That's just not fun. Level 2 player is dragging the team down, as that guy is doing probably little damage and will need to get resuscitated all the time.

 

The other thing is w/ these types of games - when I played Guild Wars 1 way back, my friends were way leveled-up already. And basically, they didn't want to create new char's. But, they tried to drag me along, at my low-level and all. They were decimating everything & I was either being healed or dying all the time. They were doing all the work. This means, I had to do a lot of work on my own to catch up. I wasn't that great at that game, anyways - as I was doing "meh" playing solo. I never really did play too much more...and just basically put the game aside.

 

Also, since those guys been through the game w/ a few char's already - they always wanted to skip the damn cut-scenes. So, yeah - I was kind of losing out on some of the game's so-called character stuff, story & plot too.



#102597 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5349 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:29 PM

Randomly fired up The Chronicles of Emerland Solitaire and played through it.  The game is not worth writing an actual review for but unless you are desperate for a solitaire game, ignore it.  It was not awful but there are better solitaire games on Steam or even free and it has several annoying bugs.  Arguably the worst being that you have levels of ten hands at a time and if you quit without finishing all ten hands, it will count the hand you were on as failed.  You can go back and replay levels but not individual hands so it can be especially irritating when it does that.

This parallels my early reaction to Doctor Who Infinity: you have to commit to getting through at least three levels in one sitting or your progress won't be saved, and the problem is that the turn limits on each board are often very restrictive so it's pretty easy to fail a board over and over again (or give up and skip it, but I'm not a fan of this approach) to the point that it actually takes quite some time to find the solution. And that's probably the biggest change between this game and Tiny Rebel's previous Doctor Who-themed mobile game (Legacy)--this is far more of an actual puzzle game than the original's fairly simplistic (at least initially) match-3 mechanics. Because of the severe turn limit imposed on each level, there is a specific solution (each board always starts with the same number and placement of colored "gems") that requires you to tease it out but also depends to a certain extent on the random-number generator that determines which colored gems replace the ones that disappear as you match them. The story bits aren't engaging enough to really draw me into doing more with it, so I can see fooling with it off-and-on, but I don't know that I'm interested in attempting to finish at this point. If you're not a Doctor Who fan, well, frankly, there are probably far better match-3 games out there. 



#102598 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5299 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:46 PM

Who the hell played Borderlands only solo?

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Now, I have and did play with other players, but the game's humor is easy to miss if someone talking, or eating chips, or snorting cocaine off their mic so I honestly suggest to play them solo for that reason.  BL 2 more so than BL as the story is more in depth and far better in general.

 

Edit: In very old news from last weekend...  Tried SFV and the latest Tekken.  I probably should have skipped story mode on Tekken, I was expecting more arcade story mode not a true story mode like MK/DC games have been doing of late...  Anyhow, I wasn't doing enough drugs to really comprehend it.  For better or worse it was Tekken.  For me worse.  Its like my 5th favorite fighting series without really stopping to count.

 

SFV fun.  I likely would have gotten it but solo play (arcade story in this case) didn't seem to generate any of the in game currency...  And with classic fighters still in season 3 of the game and the 53 buck price tag... I skipped it again. 



#102599 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5299 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:58 PM

Lastly, the Razer Game Store has Dead Cells for 17.50 (which isn't great price) but it does seem to be one of the titles that gives a 15 dollar voucher back.  The other three are (Banner Saga 3, Dungeons 3, and Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Deluxe Edition)

 

https://us.gamestore...r.com/home.html



#102600 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5349 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:22 PM

Edit: In very old news from last weekend...  Tried SFV and the latest Tekken.  I probably should have skipped story mode on Tekken, I was expecting more arcade story mode not a true story mode like MK/DC games have been doing of late...  Anyhow, I wasn't doing enough drugs to really comprehend it.  For better or worse it was Tekken.  For me worse.  Its like my 5th favorite fighting series without really stopping to count.

 

Unless I'm confusing it with another, similar game, I think this Tekken game is one of the first things I bought used at GameStop when I got my PS3, and I was so bewildered by the story, I must have returned it the next day. Probably the next most confusing fighting game series that I jumped into the middle of was Dead or Alive 5, but I found that, even though it skipped around in time a lot for no apparent reason, it was far easier to comprehend. I'm one of those oddballs who places a lot of emphasis on the quality of the story mode in almost any kind of game I play, so the latter titles in NetherRealms's series have been very appealing to me. 







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