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#117031 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25710 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:39 PM

Some info on Valve's cancelled projects - Left 4 Dead 3, Half-Life 3, Valve RPG, and Source Engine 2:
 
Info:
- Valve realized they had to re-design Source Engine for the future b/c they wanted to innovate.
- Valve felt they couldn't innovate on that version of the Engine (which was used in HL2: E2).
- So, they began work on Source Engine 2, so they could innovate on future Half-Life games, L4D3, etc.
- Valve was working on 3 projects for the engine: a new RPG, L4D3, and another Half-Life game.
- Half-Life 2: Episode 3 devs began eventually heading off to work on L4D3...
- ...So HL2:E3 wound up eventually fading away, from being worked-on.
- At that time, Valve had a flat corporate structure...
- ...So employees could just jump from project-to-project whenever they felt like it.
- L4D3 was not going to be linear-style L4D co-op based game (L4D1+2 were linear).
- Left 4 Dead 3 was planned to be a co-op style open-world zombie FPS set in Morocco.
- The plan was to have hundreds of zombies on-screen, all before games like World War Z & Days Gone attempted this.
- Half-Life 3 was worked on, which would have some scripted set pieces & some procedurally-generated areas.
- For example, in HL3 - you might enter a building...but the contents inside might be different.
- You might enter the building w/ enemies might be generated & positioned differently by the game.
- Entrances and exits could be in different places, too...for replayability purposes.
- Half-Life: Alyx was at least Valve's SIXTH TIME to try to revive the Half-Life IP since Half-Life 2: Episode 2.
- Valve also was working on a new RPG, influenced by these series: Elder Scrolls, Dark Souls, Monster Hunter, etc.
- Source Engine 2 had issues of no save & restore; no lighting solution; and other problems.
- B/c of issues w/ Source Engine 2, that engine was dumped...
- ...And all of the titles for Source Engine 2 also went with it, winding up cancelled.
- So...HL2:E3, HL3, L4D3, and Valve RPG all wound-up cancelled.


#117032 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25710 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 04:08 PM

Project Warlock - 65% off, $4.20

 

One of the better reviewed retro FPS games of the last couple years.

I have this. Looks like I got it from one of those Humble Monthly's/Choices (Feb. 2020 HBC).

I'm gonna have to check it out.

 

EDIT:

Weird West also looks cool. It's an isometric action RPG where you can shapeshift.

 

Spoiler

 

[snip]

 

The rest were meh. Serious Sam 4 looks like DLC for Serious Sam 3. Shadow Warrior 3 is the same.

I dunno, do I really need Serious Sam 4 or Shadow Warrior 3 to become something else entirely?

 

I dunno, but we don't need say Serious Sam 4 to become open-world Ubi game. Ubi alone already does plenty of those, not including some others doing the open-world thing (like say Id with RAGE 1 and Avalanche with RAGE 2).

 

It looks like Shadow Warrior 3 is going to back old-school FPS & taking some cues from Doom 2016/Eternal, not a looter-shooter (SW2).

 

I've been looking forward to that "immersive sim" isometric action-RPG Weird West for a while. Big fan of Rafael Colotonio's stuff since his Arkane days.



#117033 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:45 PM

Surprisingly, the Ubisoft website is in absolute shambles and it's impossible to log in and claim Watch Dogs 2. No one could have seen this coming.



#117034 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4831 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:47 PM

Surprisingly, the Ubisoft website is in absolute shambles and it's impossible to log in and claim Watch Dogs 2. No one could have seen this coming.

THANKS OBAMADOG!!! SAD!!!



#117035 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2674 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:48 PM

Surprisingly, the Ubisoft website is in absolute shambles and it's impossible to log in and claim Watch Dogs 2. No one could have seen this coming.

Yep, just completely wasted 15 min trying to log in.  Rayman Origins & Legends are the only things that keep me from completely hating Ubi.



#117036 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4831 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:53 PM

I can't even login on UPlay to look at my games there and NEVER PLAY THEM! SADDER!!!!



#117037 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1439 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:56 PM

About 30 minutes ago I was able to load up the stream where they were playing some trials game and giving out game codes but I had to leave so I just left the stream running. Hopefully that counts. More likely it probably logged me off the moment I left the house.

#117038 HBX   Let That Boy Cook CAGiversary!   1159 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 06:59 PM

Logging into my Ubisoft account appears to be impossible at the moment. I'm watching the stream on Twitch and had linked my Ubisoft account to it for drops prior to today.



#117039 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8814 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 07:24 PM

lol cant log into uplay either on the site or through the app so probably will not get watch dogs 2 and also this was a bad time to decide i want to replay rayman legends



#117040 HBX   Let That Boy Cook CAGiversary!   1159 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 07:40 PM

Was able to login to the client now and I see Watch Dogs 2 there, so my earlier attempt to redeem via the direct link was successful.



#117041 Faithful   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   670 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Faithful

Posted 12 July 2020 - 07:43 PM

Finally was able to get drops enabled on Twitch. Geez what a pain! Missed the whole show just staring at a login screen. Better count for my free game! 

 

Edit - lol just saw the ubisoft tweet saying everyone is getting all the loots.  Should have known....



#117042 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8814 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 07:45 PM

uplay seems to be back up, you apparently only have to watch for a minute to get wd2



#117043 Meatyflakes   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   284 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Meatyflakes

Posted 12 July 2020 - 07:54 PM

Sam Fisher! in a cel-shaded squad based mobile game.... =;

 

I will say Watch Dogs: Legion, AC:Valhalla, and Far Cry 6 all look great tho. 

 

 



#117044 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25710 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:18 PM

If you didn't get onto UPLAY to get Watch Dogs 2 free & other extra rewards, here's a message from their stream:

 

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#117045 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10976 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:59 PM

Watch Dongs.



#117046 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25710 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:08 PM

Kotaku spent 4 hours w/ Watch Dogs: Legion:

https://kotaku.com/f...ht-b-1844328687

 

Worth noting from this:

Permadeath is no longer required in this game.

Up to the player, if they want to play with that feature...or not.



#117047 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1408 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 12 July 2020 - 10:06 PM

That Project Warlock game was also a freebie on Twitch Prime at some point. Luckily I checked before I bought it on Steam.

#117048 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4831 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:03 AM

BY ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER I HAVE DEMANDED UBISOFT GIVE EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS THROUGH THIS LINK WATCH DOGS 2!!! SUCH AN IMPORTANT MATTER I AM USING ALL 100% CAPS!!!

 

https://register.ubi...forward-reward/



#117049 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25710 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:34 AM

BY ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER I HAVE DEMANDED UBISOFT GIVE EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS THROUGH THIS LINK WATCH DOGS 2!!! SUCH AN IMPORTANT MATTER I AM USING ALL 100% CAPS!!!

 

https://register.ubi...forward-reward/

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#117050 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1439 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:16 AM

BY ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER I HAVE DEMANDED UBISOFT GIVE EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS THROUGH THIS LINK WATCH DOGS 2!!! SUCH AN IMPORTANT MATTER I AM USING ALL 100% CAPS!!!

 

https://register.ubi...forward-reward/

Thanks for the link Mr. Purrsident since apparently leaving my pc on the stream earlier didn't qualify me for a copy.



#117051 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5849 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 13 July 2020 - 05:28 AM

Thanks for the link Mr. Purrsident since apparently leaving my pc on the stream earlier didn't qualify me for a copy.

The link isn't working for me... but I voted for a dog in the US Senate so maybe it's not suppose to.

Edit: Actually, after a couple of refreshes it work.

#117052 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25710 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:35 AM

The link isn't working for me... but I voted for a dog in the US Senate so maybe it's not suppose to.

Edit: Actually, after a couple of refreshes it work.

The Dog Supreme Court's pretty cool too.

 

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#117053 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25710 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:45 AM

UbiSoft Forward Sale on Epic Game Store:

https://www.reddit.c...ix_siege_79960/

 

For those who have $10 coupons (for games over $15), might be some stuff over $15 worthwhile over there.

UPLAY games on Epic should work with direct-link over to UPLAY.

To direct-link: on EGS Launcher, you need to link your EGS account to your UPLAY account...

...So you can let UPLAY do the download instead, if you like.

 

With $10 Coupon below price (for price without coupon, just add $10):

AC Syndicate: Gold = $8

AC Origins: Gold = $9

AC Origins: Season Pass (only) = $6

AC Odyssey: Gold = $23

AC Odyssey: Ultimate = $29

AC Odyssey: Season Pass (only) = $10

Far Cry 5: Gold = $8

Far Cry: New Dawn Deluxe = $5

GR Breakpoint: Standard (always online) = $10

The Crew 2: Gold (always online) = $12.49

The Crew 2: Season Pass (only) [always online] = $6



#117054 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 08:13 PM

Watch Dongs.

Watch Dongs 3: Legion of the Lemon party.



#117055 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 08:16 PM

Ended up grabbing Doom 64 and Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar. 
Doom 64 looks like it'll be enough dumb fun to justify a buck fifty, and Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar just has such a ridiculous backstory that my curiosity got the better of me.  The story is just insane. https://www.youtube....h?v=xDyXSCd2Lp0    

 

I fully expect I'll be refunding Grimoire, but after refreshing my memory about the whole insane saga, I just had to see what it ended up actually being like. 

Ahh the memories, from like 15 years ago. Crazy Clive. If I remember right he said he was never going to discount the game. It will probably sit in my wishlist forever.
 



#117056 UberZerstorer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   97 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

UberZerstorer

Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:32 PM

UbiSoft Forward Sale on Epic Game Store:

https://www.reddit.c...ix_siege_79960/

 

For those who have $10 coupons (for games over $15), might be some stuff over $15 worthwhile over there.

UPLAY games on Epic should work with direct-link over to UPLAY.

To direct-link: on EGS Launcher, you need to link your EGS account to your UPLAY account...

...So you can let UPLAY do the download instead, if you like.

 

With $10 Coupon below price (for price without coupon, just add $10):

AC Syndicate: Gold = $8

AC Origins: Gold = $9

AC Origins: Season Pass (only) = $6

AC Odyssey: Gold = $23

AC Odyssey: Ultimate = $29

AC Odyssey: Season Pass (only) = $10

Far Cry 5: Gold = $8

Far Cry: New Dawn Deluxe = $5

GR Breakpoint: Standard (always online) = $10

The Crew 2: Gold (always online) = $12.49

The Crew 2: Season Pass (only) [always online] = $6

Question... Where do I link the accounts? I can't find it anywhere.  :pray:

 

Pleeeeeeaase!



#117057 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

BigTime2Play

Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:53 PM

Question... Where do I link the accounts? I can't find it anywhere.  :pray:

 

Pleeeeeeaase!

It will prompt you to link after you purchase and when you download the game/s IIFC



#117058 UberZerstorer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   97 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

UberZerstorer

Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:54 PM

It will prompt you to link after you purchase and when you download the game/s IIFC

Thanks!

 

It worked! :D



#117059 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2674 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:07 PM

UPLAY games on Epic should work with direct-link over to UPLAY.

To direct-link: on EGS Launcher, you need to link your EGS account to your UPLAY account...

...So you can let UPLAY do the download instead, if you like.

So, after purchasing on EGS and linking to uplay, is the game that was purchased on EGS considered owned by my ubi account?



#117060 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

BigTime2Play

Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:25 PM

So, after purchasing on EGS and linking to uplay, is the game that was purchased on EGS considered owned by my ubi account?

Yes - for more info, see MysterD's post below.  :D