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#116281 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5820 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 03 June 2020 - 04:41 PM

So I'm an episode and a half into ST: Discovery and, OMG, is it bad. And to be honest I'm not sure how anyone who worked on this show has watched more than a handful of hours of ST. This is suppose to be 10 years before TOS? Why does all the technology look like its fron 300 year after TNG? What happened to the Klingons?

Just so disrespectful... I'm going to try my best to get through but it really is going to be at a slow pace.

#116282 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8901 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 June 2020 - 10:53 PM

Just gonna say, I watched Enterprise as it aired, but I avoided previews/trailers.  So when the two part 4th season episode with the instrumental intro started and I realized what was going on, I was beyond excited.



#116283 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11317 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:55 PM

Music is so weird. 

Right now, I think the thing that blows my mind is that Nike is using a version of "Life on Mars" in an ad. 
It's a David Bowie song, though the version they're using done by Trent Reznor to be use for the HBO series Watchmen. 
Bowie: https://www.youtube....h?v=AZKcl4-tcuo
Reznor and Atticus Ross: https://www.youtube....h?v=F4fQhHBuvc0

It's jarring and makes almost no sense as a song to be used in relation to sports or in an advertisement, especially one narrated by LeBron James and about how we're gonna keep fighting and come back. 

Nike Ad: https://www.adweek.c...3i6tARWjLMhzi7M

Seriously?  How the hell do you take a song a song that's primarily about disappointment and disenfranchisement and completely invert it? Is it just no respect for the source material, and because the now stripped-down, slowed pace instrumental now sounds even more ponderous and meaningful so you just try to slap whatever on top of it? 

(LeBron's message in the ad is actually pretty great. It just clashes with the song so much...)



#116284 weretable   I'm your huckleberry CAGiversary!   993 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 04 June 2020 - 01:53 AM

Well 99% of the people that see that commercial will not know what the song is or have a clue what the meaning is and they know that.  Songs in commercials rarely make any sense in relation to the commercial, if the music sounds upbeat/calming or whatever they are looking for they use it.  Even most of the people that recognize the song probably have no idea what it is about unless they were a Bowie fan to begin with. 

 

Every Breath You Take by the Police used to be a favorite dedication song on call in radio programs to girlfriends and such and it is about stalking someone.  People do not pay attention to lyrics or meaning they just like the sound of it.  It sounds like a love song so it must be one.    



#116285 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5308 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 04 June 2020 - 03:33 AM

God yeah actually reading some of the lyrics to some songs just is disturbing.



#116286 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1426 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 04:14 AM

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning leaked, coming August 11th supposedly:

 

https://www.gematsu....uncement-leaked



#116287 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1426 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 04 June 2020 - 06:01 AM

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning leaked, coming August 11th supposedly:

 

https://www.gematsu....uncement-leaked

Kingdoms of Amalur always looked good but all the sales for it were for Origin which sucked.  I might actually have it on Origin but I haven't loaded that client in probably a year or so, so who knows.  Hopefully this gets added to gamepass since it was leaked by Microsoft.



#116288 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 02:30 PM

Glad to see KOA: Reckoning getting a re-master here. Really enjoyed that game.

 

KOA:R base-game was good - but also, the DLC's were really good, even at the very least. They felt like they both had a lot of personality, character, and whatnot (especially Dead Kel DLC) - when compared to a lot of the bulk of the base-game.

 

Now, for the DLC's in particular - Dead Kel was great; and Teeth of Naros was pretty good too.

 

Will be glad to see it on Steam, especially GOG (if it's DRM-FREE), and other places...without any Origin ties.

 

What I'd really like more so than anything is...more difficulties added. Sure, they can keep what's there already for those who don't want the challenge - but, I think it needs more challenge for some gamers.

 

The game, even on its Hardest difficulty, the game out-the-box can just get WAY too easy if you do a lot of the game's side quests. You'll get way too over-powered, if you do a lot of the game's content. And this game certainly has plenty of content.

 

Side note -  Never tried HeartCore mod, which supposedly ramps up difficulty, so I can't speak on that.



#116289 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 02:38 PM

Projects CARS 3 - Announcement Trailer:

 



#116290 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1128 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 04 June 2020 - 03:09 PM

Whole lot of EA games scheduled for release today on Steam (Make sure it's sorted by release date to see them all)

 

Crysis 3, Unraveled 1 + 2, Dragon Age Inquisition, Mirror's Edge Catalyst among them. I would assume all these games will be part of the upcoming EA Access offered via Steam.

 

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#116291 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 03:27 PM

Whole lot of EA games scheduled for release today on Steam (Make sure it's sorted by release date to see them all)

 

Crysis 3, Unraveled 1 + 2, Dragon Age Inquisition, Mirror's Edge Catalyst among them. I would assume all these games will be part of the upcoming EA Access offered via Steam.

 

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Interesting enough, some of the newer titles - like DA:I and NFS: Rivals - still also require Origin installation here on Steam-version. It's listed on the EULA section on the right-side.

 

I'm curious - are Origin games on Steam going to be like UPlay games are on Steam, where Steam-version has an Origin-lite version here basically without the store-front? 

 

EDIT - Interesting enough, I don't see the following on Steam: Madden 2020, Dragon Age 2, and Mass Effect 3.

 

EDIT 2 - Okay, Dragon Age 2 base-game and DA2: DLC Package is now listed on Steam. Probably still adding titles and stuff.



#116292 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 03:58 PM

New Fanatical Staff Picks Bundle for $4.79:

https://www.fanatica...ff-picks-bundle

 

This bundle includes:

  • Flashback (1993 version Remastered)
  • Guts and Glory
  • The Final Station
  • Bomber Crew: Deluxe
  • Shoppe Keep 2
  • SEUM
  • Hero Defense
  • Smoke and Sacrifice
  • Hero of the Kingdom 3
  • Equilinox
  • Deadlight
  • Bear With Me: Collection


#116293 MrshllJcb   Drinkin High Life CAGiversary!   4378 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 04:25 PM

The only game I had in that bundle was Deadlight, seemed like it was definitely worth it

#116294 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4807 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 04:28 PM

Interesting enough, some of the newer titles - like DA:I and NFS: Rivals - still also require Origin installation here on Steam-version. It's listed on the EULA section on the right-side.

 

I'm curious - are Origin games on Steam going to be like UPlay games are on Steam, where Steam-version has an Origin-lite version here basically without the store-front? 

 

EDIT - Interesting enough, I don't see the following on Steam: Madden 2020, Dragon Age 2, and Mass Effect 3.

 

EDIT 2 - Okay, Dragon Age 2 base-game and DA2: DLC Package is now listed on Steam. Probably still adding titles and stuff.

Hopefully they're preparing for a new HUMBLE ORIGIN BUNDLE! AMIALTRITE?

 

I totally am not tweeting this from my bunker. Already inspected it 8 times this week.



#116295 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 04:49 PM

Hopefully they're preparing for a new HUMBLE ORIGIN BUNDLE! 

That would be sweet.



#116296 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10930 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 10:27 PM

The Steam version of Amalur went on sale plenty of times.  I believe I got it for $5 years ago.  Not sure what a re-master is going to do....  the game is laughably easy, even on the hardest difficulty.  The game world is sterile and empty and smacks of Curt Schilling wanting to make his own World of Warcraft (many of the 'zones' ape WoW so much it's staggering).  In short, it's hyper-generic despite the fun combat.  It is, at best, an unfinished budget title that should have been priced around $15 retail.



#116297 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 10:35 PM

The Steam version of Amalur went on sale plenty of times.  I believe I got it for $5 years ago.  Not sure what a re-master is going to do....  the game is laughably easy, even on the hardest difficulty.  The game world is sterile and empty and smacks of Curt Schilling wanting to make his own World of Warcraft (many of the 'zones' ape WoW so much it's staggering).  In short, it's hyper-generic despite the fun combat.  It is, at best, an unfinished budget title that should have been priced around $15 retail.

Man, I wish the Joystiq article was still online about this.

(Link redirects to Engadget main page now - OG link: http://www.joystiq.c...pre-production/).

 

BHG (Big Huge Games) made KOA:R, not 38 Studios.

 

38 Studios (in Rhode Island) was busy working on Copernicus (KOA MMO) for 5 years. 38 Studios did not work on the assets or much of anything for KOA:R.

 

BHG reworked Ascendant (a cancelled game with THQ, after THQ folded) to fit into KOA IP, once Curt bought out BHG.

 

Supposedly, at least $105 million was spent on Copernicus alone - https://www.gamespot...y/1100-6388664/

 

Some quotes from Joystiq article:

Speaking to former Big Huge Games employees, we asked what they felt was the most inaccurate portrayal of the 38 Studios implosion by the media. They expressed that Reckoning's development being tied to 38 Studios Rhode Island has been the biggest gaffe.

 

Former BHG employees repeatedly tell Joystiq that 38 Rhode Island did give info and guidance about the Amalur IP, but it didn't produce any assets for Reckoning. In terms of the day-to-day work, the Rhode Island team "didn't work on it at all."

"Reckoning was developed with EA publishing money, NOT Rhode Island tax dollars," a former BHG employee told us. "It had nothing to do with the $50 million dollars from RI. That money went directly to the MMO project."



#116298 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10930 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 10:45 PM

^ I know all that.  But given the glaring similarities in numerous zones/locations in Amalur to WoW I refuse to believe they are being 100% honest.



#116299 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2020 - 10:48 PM

^ I know all that.  But given the glaring similarities in numerous zones/locations in Amalur to WoW I refuse to believe they are being 100% honest.

I haven't played WoW...or much of it (during the trial), I should say.

 

Are you saying that they (38 Studios and/or BHG) basically took a lot of WoW's assets, art, designs, zones, and areas - and copied, modified, "sampled/re-interpolated", and/or lifted it?



#116300 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 05 June 2020 - 12:20 AM

So..completely unrelated to anything but, has anybody noticed that if you add some games to your cart from a bundle then add the bundle, and remove the individual games from your cart, it'll still show the bundle as giving you the other ones only but still has the additional bundle discount? 

 

 

Edit: I even confused myself with that paragraph, or rather that sentence.

 

Picture explanation:

Spoiler


#116301 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 12:29 AM

Looks like you can link your Origin games over to Steam, if you so choose.

 

But, you might need to first buy an EA Origin required game over on Steam first, to do so.

 

Link from EA forums - https://answers.ea.c.../9174130#M78725

Info on Origin and Steam linking - https://help.ea.com/...games-on-steam/



#116302 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 05 June 2020 - 12:50 AM

Looks like you can link your Origin games over to Steam, if you so choose.

 

But, you might need to first buy an EA Origin required game on Steam first, to do so.

 

Link from EA forums - https://answers.ea.c.../9174130#M78725

Info on Origin and Steam linking - https://help.ea.com/...games-on-steam/

 

I've never done a refund on steam before but I saw a review on one of the newer EA games claiming they did so maybe you can buy > link accounts > refund steam game.

 

I've got Dragon Age II on origin but was interested in grabbing the DLC on steam since it's on sale.



#116303 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 01:05 AM

I just updated Origin itself (No Steam). Checked the settings - yeah, no option to link Steam though there (without buying a game on Steam that required Origin).

 

So, maybe they added something to Steam-versions for Origin's install or when you run the game, in which asks you if you want to do the account link?



#116304 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3648 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 05 June 2020 - 03:03 AM

Well, shit

I have 2 Origin accounts, through no fault of my own (that's almost certainly not true) and somehow I managed to split my franchises between each, so that account A might have all the Dragon Ages and account B maybe has my Battlefields. Wonder if there's a fix for that in the works...



#116305 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10930 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 04:11 AM

I haven't played WoW...or much of it (during the trial), I should say.

 

Are you saying that they (38 Studios and/or BHG) basically took a lot of WoW's assets, art, designs, zones, and areas - and copied, modified, "sampled/re-interpolated", and/or lifted it?

Not literally ripped their assets but the art/look of zones and cities is uncanny.  And Schilling was a huge WoW fan.



#116306 The End   America's Sweetheart CAGiversary!   6227 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 01:16 PM

Giveaway over on GOG. For the next 47 hours, you can get Total Annihilation: Commander Pack. Giveaway is located on the main page. Just scroll down a bit



#116307 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25621 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 01:36 PM

Giveaway over on GOG. For the next 47 hours, you can get Total Annihilation: Commander Pack. Giveaway is located on the main page. Just scroll down a bit

Got it. Awesome.



#116308 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3574 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 02:35 PM

I just updated Origin itself (No Steam). Checked the settings - yeah, no option to link Steam though there (without buying a game on Steam that required Origin).

 

So, maybe they added something to Steam-versions for Origin's install or when you run the game, in which asks you if you want to do the account link?

I tried to install some EA games that I already had on my account and it doesn't try to connect to Origin for any of them.  (I was hoping that they might update something to try it... but alas...) 

 

I'll wait to see if there is a way to connect the two at some other time. 

 

In the mean time, I still need to try and merge two of my accounts (actually have three due to DS vs. PS3 vs. PC issues at one point.) 



#116309 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6692 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2020 - 02:07 AM

https://itch.io/b/52...ce-and-equality

Itch.io with the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. 744 items, $5 minimum with the proceeds splitting between the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund.

No Steam keys. Just direct downloads and adding it to your itch.io library.

Probably a heck of a lot of garbage in there, but also some really decent stuff like Night in the Woods, Minit, and Oxenfree.

This is a highlights page:

https://itch.io/c/89...lity-selections

#116310 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9947 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2020 - 03:25 AM

For $5 minimum I wont complain for no keys. I want the games and I play visual novels not on Steam all the time. This bundle will get me pretty highly wanted games like Haque, Knights of the Card Table (maybe a bit too basic for my tastes and Wide Ocean Big Jacket. Also note that current Humble Choices The Stillness of the Wind and The King's Bird are in this bundle.







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