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#106081 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3171 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

IkedaTeramusa

Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:05 PM

Donatos?

 

Its a great game, but be warned it does have a steep learning curve, can take a while to learn the ins and outs. It is one of the best VR games though hands down. I might even recommend doing the tutorials and a basic mission first outside of VR, and then switch to VR. The sense of scale you get while playing the game in VR is just something that doesnt translate from a screen at all, you are IN a massive space station with huge ships flying overhead. So its sort of an eye opening thing when you do that switchover

Best part is the voice commands.  I love in VR seeming like you're there but the controls are a bit rough.  So voice commands allow me to use my Joystick and still stay immersed.



#106082 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1337 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

LEGO: The Hobbit FREE on Humble Bundle for 48 hours.

 

https://www.humblebu...lego-the-hobbit



#106083 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24542 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2018 - 10:45 PM

Epic is going to open up to dev's their cross-platform tools (that they used on Fortnite) to all (engines, services, etc) in 2019:
 
They really are trying to go after Steamworks here, aren't they?


#106084 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10921 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:51 PM

Boston sucks. 

Having been to Boston, this checks out.



#106085 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   838 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

DonaldBlank

Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:00 AM

I like living near Boston

but i probably wouldn't want to live in it



#106086 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   565 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:50 AM

LEGO: The Hobbit FREE on Humble Bundle for 48 hours.

 

https://www.humblebu...lego-the-hobbit

Don't forget the Humble key has a redemption deadline. Pretty much any time I get a free game on Humble with a redemption deadline, and I don't redeem it immediately, I end up forgetting about it and losing the key.



#106087 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   565 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:54 AM

https://www.gog.com/connect

 

GoG connect is up, as well as a sale i guess, but it doesn't matter because it's not the EPIC GAME STORE...

Wasu wasu wasu wasu wasu wasu wasu wasuuup! GOG conneeeeeect! 



#106088 BrownDerby   🐟 CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

BrownDerby

Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:00 AM

King of Fighters XIV free weekend and 75% off



#106089 The End   America's Sweetheart CAGiversary!   6202 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:11 AM

When I become fascist dictator of the world, the very first thing on my to-do list is to ban the song "The Little Drummer Boy".



#106090 waabulo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1031 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:43 AM

If you were waiting to craft badges to get Winter Sale cards, start crafting.  Mystery cards are a go!



#106091 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4852 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:55 AM

When I become fascist dictator of the world, the very first thing on my to-do list is to ban the song "The Little Drummer Boy".

Pa rum pum pum pum.



#106092 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8786 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:02 AM

King of Fighters XIV free weekend and 75% off

Well there go my hope of a third character pack...



#106093 Electroplasm   Destroy Erase Improve CAGiversary!   1670 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Electroplasm

Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:19 AM

Not sure whether to get the base game for $15 or the ultimate for $22. Are the 8 extra characters really good or important?

#106094 weretable   KLF is gonna rock you CAGiversary!   853 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:19 AM

Blizzard finally gave up on Heroes of the Storm esports.

 

Sounds like the talk of a change in culture at Blizz with cutting costs and maximizing profits being a new priority might be true.  Multiple mobile games in the works, giving up on a moba that was never able to compete with its two biggest rivals in any meaningful way, etc.  I'm guessing BFA being the most hated expansion in WoW history is not helping any.

 

Now to hope that other rumor about D4 being retooled twice and the current path for it being a darker, gorier game like the original is actually true.



#106095 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14409 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

Blizzard finally gave up on Heroes of the Storm esports.

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#106096 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24542 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:59 PM

Blizzard died years ago, after D2: LoD and WoW's crazy success (online-only MMO). They ain't been the same since, as most of those guys fled to Flagship...and then Runic, after Flagship failed. Both of those companies (Flagship and Runic): dead.

 

Now, we have Torchlight: Frontiers on its way (F2P online-only ARPG) from Echtra (with many ex-Runic dev's). I doubt this'll pan out to be anything spectacular - as what made Torchlight special (Torchlight 1+2) was that it felt like it was channeling Diablo's gameplay and old-school mind-set (neither games were online-only - Torchlight 1 was offline and Torchlight 2 gave players the option to go either offline or online as they saw fit).

 

It's a real crap-show and I really have very little reason to be excited about anything coming from the Blizzard group (which only sounds like Blizz in name and nothing else) and also Runic/Echtra. I'm also betting, after D3 PC went online-only, D4 on PC will also probably do the same.

 

And we also have companies like Zenimax and Bethesda dabbling into the online-only space with existing SP franchises like ESO (awful Beta, but this game has gotten better over the years w/ expansions and DLC's and revamps) and crap-shows like Fallout 76 (online-only ARPG/FPS).

 

BioWare doesn't seem to be BioWare anymore - as now they have that Destiny-wannabe called Anthem coming - again, another online-only game. Online-only looter-shooter. Seems that Anthem looks to be a far cry from their good-to-great line-up of RPG's like NWN, BG series, Dragon Age series, KOTOR, Jade Empire, and even the Mass Effect series. Most of their staff, except for Casey Hudson (who left and then came back), are no longer there anyways - such as David Gaider; Jennifer Hepler; Drew Karpyshyn; Mike Laidlaw (now at UbiSoft); Trent Oster (Beamdog founder); the two doctors (2 of the founders of BioWare).

 

These days, just give it a fair deal of time - our favorite companies are gonna be destroyed by corporate greed by their parent companies and horrible business practices.



#106097 Lord Hamm   Give me a Dollar! CAGiversary!   1092 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Lord Hamm

Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:04 PM

I just hope Blizzard remasters Warcraft 2 before they croak

 

At least start supporting it again



#106098 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24542 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:10 PM

The way Acti-Blizz is going, we might see Warcraft Mobile first...



#106099 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10612 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:07 PM

Never watched e-sports but it's an obvious sign that Blizzard is making a huge shift to becoming a mobile game company.  Even with lootboxes, HoTS isn't profitable enough for them.  There has been a dramatic shift in the management at Blizzard over the last several years but as MysterD points out: the writing has been on the wall longer than that.

 

It's funny the HoTS announcement comes out on the same day they announce yet another $25 in-game shop mount for WoW -- a subscription game riddled with microtransactions.  Never mind the fact that the latest expansion is probably the laziest to date and entirely derivative of the prior one.

 

Outside of WoW expansions and remasters, I do not think you will see another PC-centric game released from Blizzard in the next five to ten years... if ever again.

 

The bright side is that 2018 seems to be the year a lot of (real) gamers are FINALLY waking up to the crap AAA companies have been pulling for over a decade now excoriating Blizzard, Bethesda, etc. for tactics the same gamers used to lap up in the past.



#106100 Kelkeen   \mm/ \mm/ CAGiversary!   763 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:16 PM

I've felt for a very long time now that you shouldn't get attached to a dev or publisher because if they are a publicly traded entity at some point they will go too far for profits.  My "loyalties" change frequently because I am aware that these corps. only worry about profit and as such I will only worry about purchasing items that benefit me.  Getting attached to anything in the gaming industry is a fool's game and a recipe for disappointment.

 

Blizzard died years ago, after D2: LoD and WoW's crazy success (online-only MMO). They ain't been the same since, as most of those guys fled to Flagship...and then Runic, after Flagship failed. Both of those companies (Flagship and Runic): dead.

 

Now, we have Torchlight: Frontiers on its way (F2P online-only ARPG) from Echtra (with many ex-Runic dev's). I doubt this'll pan out to be anything spectacular - as what made Torchlight special (Torchlight 1+2) was that it felt like it was channeling Diablo's gameplay and old-school mind-set (neither games were online-only - Torchlight 1 was offline and Torchlight 2 gave players the option to go either offline or online as they saw fit).

 

It's a real crap-show and I really have very little reason to be excited about anything coming from the Blizzard group (which only sounds like Blizz in name and nothing else) and also Runic/Echtra. I'm also betting, after D3 PC went online-only, D4 on PC will also probably do the same.

 

And we also have companies like Zenimax and Bethesda dabbling into the online-only space with existing SP franchises like ESO (awful Beta, but this game has gotten better over the years w/ expansions and DLC's and revamps) and crap-shows like Fallout 76 (online-only ARPG/FPS).

 

BioWare doesn't seem to be BioWare anymore - as now they have that Destiny-wannabe called Anthem coming - again, another online-only game. Online-only looter-shooter. Seems that Anthem looks to be a far cry from their good-to-great line-up of RPG's like NWN, BG series, Dragon Age series, KOTOR, Jade Empire, and even the Mass Effect series. Most of their staff, except for Casey Hudson (who left and then came back), are no longer there anyways - such as David Gaider; Jennifer Hepler; Drew Karpyshyn; Mike Laidlaw (now at UbiSoft); Trent Oster (Beamdog founder); the two doctors (2 of the founders of BioWare).

 

These days, just give it a fair deal of time - our favorite companies are gonna be destroyed by corporate greed by their parent companies and horrible business practices.



#106101 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5503 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:14 PM

The first in invites for Division 2 went out yesterday... There for the Technical Alpha that's going on this weekend.

So check your email if you signed up and care.

#106102 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8117 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:25 PM

I am honestly shocked that Blizzard hasn't ruined Overwatch with all of their nonsense by this point.  But it's one of the best games of the last few years.  They've actually had the self-discipline and oversight to not attempt to monetize any of the gameplay.  Meanwhile the rest of Blizz is going down the gutter because making billions on WoW wasn't good enough for them.  What's really bizarre to me are the mindless drones that flock to Blizzcon every year and eat up anything and everything that Blizzard spoon-feeds to them.  The dirtball PC gamer couples crowd shoulders much of the blame for the last decade bc apparently Blizz can do no wrong and nobody holds them accountable.  They're like a younger generation of the low-class people that you find inside casinos. 



#106103 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1713 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:59 PM

 

trollolol, let the store wars begin



#106104 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10921 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:01 PM

I am honestly shocked that Blizzard hasn't ruined Overwatch with all of their nonsense by this point.  But it's one of the best games of the last few years.  They've actually had the self-discipline and oversight to not attempt to monetize any of the gameplay.

They make it up in licensing Funko Pops and D.Va body pillows.



#106105 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   5347 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:07 PM

 

trollolol, let the store wars begin

Winner has been found.

 

:P



#106106 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   838 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

DonaldBlank

Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:15 PM

That price difference with discord is so damn small compared to Epic, and epic is at least trying to be more helpful than just a simple 88/12 cut

 

not that i like what epic is doing either, but discord needs to give up. ain't nobody buying games from them



#106107 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   565 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:17 PM

The article doesn't mention any exclusivity stipulation??? Is there none?



#106108 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   565 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:21 PM

When I become fascist dictator of the world, the very first thing on my to-do list is to ban the song "The Little Drummer Boy".



#106109 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4852 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:44 PM

SNL did a sketch called "So This Is Chanukah" that included a riff on that Bowie and Crosby performance. Unfortunately that particular sketch seems to not exist on the internet.



#106110 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14409 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:01 PM

 

trollolol, let the store wars begin

Perfect, I was just looking for a venue to release my new visual novel titled "filling my nubian wife with scat and semen" on. Idle it for some cool discord emojis, like "15 year old asian waifu o-face" and "man punching poop back into anus."

 

(game developed in collaboration with nitrosmob and rcsample)