Gearskin

How Sea of Thieves' tech creates a unique gaming experience

Gearskin

4 weeks ago

@mega-gazz there will never be enough slides to satisfy that kind of mindset.

Right now, the game is all journey. I spent a couple of hours getting lost, running from skirmishes, battling harsh weather etc. At the end, a crew stole my last Skull before I could cash in. I casually sunk their unmanned galleon in revenge whilst they were distracted at the outpost.

This is what SoT is about. Encounters and general play. Fair enough if the open ended nature of the game isn't for you but critics are leveling complaints at things that are not on Rare's agenda. By design.
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Gearskin

4 weeks ago

Off topic but I'm getting cheesed off at the "lack of content" argument used against SoT.

What has happened? It used to be that games, like any activity, were played for the experience. Nowadays it seems the ACT OF PLAY is secondary to how much built in grind a game has.

What do you mean I can't power level my pirate? What do you mean there's no skill tree?

Where's the objective marker???

SoT's blatant, playground design seems to be lost on far too many people who's job it is to provide knowing critique.
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The question of fidelity and Shadow of the Colossus

Gearskin

3 months ago

Nice piece. There's a lot to be said about impressionism, especially with regard to videogames. Art style can easily best raw technical power. In some ways the limitations can result in more creative imagery
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Sea of Thieves is an overdue antidote to content farming

Gearskin

3 months ago

This game sounds engineered for play. I like the idea of everything being up for grabs to anyone, that any quest can be shared. No grinding levels. No weapons with extra mods.

Everything level and to be experienced.

It sounds like the Dark Zones from The Division mixed with the open aspects of a survival game by way of Team Fortress 2.
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite flops

Gearskin

3 months ago

Pull a SFV, let's see where MvCI is next year.
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Come watch the video team do a live show in London!

Gearskin

3 months ago

I'll circulate. I'm sure somebody will come with me
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Monster Hunter World tested: four consoles, eight games modes - but which is best?

Gearskin

3 months ago

I've played it on PS4 Pro at an event, X at my mates and on my own regular Xbox at 720p on my janky tv.

It definitely looks better on the better hardware but still looks and plays great on my humble setup.
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Microsoft will pull Logan Paul-themed game published on Xbox store

Gearskin

3 months ago

I'm not sure he has been "disgraced". That would suggest he is no longer a thing.

He is still a thing. A terrible thing but a thing nonetheless.

If you haven't seen him then I highly recommend checking out some of his content. It's interesting.
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For Honor's Season Five launches next month, introduces long-awaited dedicated servers

Gearskin

3 months ago

Awesome! Loved this game but was eventually put off my the disconnections in the core Dominion mode. With stable multiplayer this can become one of my Go To games again.
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Darkest Dungeon and the Lovecrafting of crunch

Gearskin

3 months ago

It's out today, at 3pm, for us EU players
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Switch's eccentric new hardware is a link to Nintendo's past in the most exciting way

Gearskin

3 months ago

It's great. How can anyone scoff at tactile, fun, enticing brain food for kids?

This will blow my nephew's tiny mind
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Microsoft planning Xbox career system with avatar loot crate rewards - report

Gearskin

3 months ago

There's a lot of stuff running in the background of consoles... That I just don't use. I imagine this is the case for most people. Why do they think there's an audience? This seems like a waste of resource to me.
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EA is buying Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment

Gearskin

5 months ago

If Respawn had announced closure this article would have been commented on in the same way.

Instead, the article shows a huge amount of investment in Respawn, championed by the guy that started the company AND has previous working for a big publisher.

The readership on this site, at least the vocal readership... Clowns. Look at these top rated comments. Fuck me.
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Gearskin

5 months ago

I hate you people so much.
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Call of Duty: WW2's War mode doesn't care about your k/d ratio

Gearskin

5 months ago

This mode is great fun, reminds me of RTCW. And I had forgotten how much I miss that game
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Assassin's Creed Origins launch sales double Syndicate

Gearskin

5 months ago

It's a great game, deserves to do well. Congrats to the dev teams
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Assassin's Creed Origins will soon let you change your beard and hairstyle

Gearskin

6 months ago

Beardyek!
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Call of Duty: WW2 review

Gearskin

6 months ago

It's a great game and the moaning is tiresome.

Don't play it. Miss out. That's your business.
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Call of Duty: WW2's loot box microtransaction currency goes live next week

Gearskin

6 months ago

Put about 9 hours into this game across all modes, though I have spent the most time in MP.

It's great
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For Honor Season Four update adds two new heroes

Gearskin

6 months ago

Do we have dedicated servers yet? I still get dropped from Dominion matches whenever the activity is "very high"
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New report paints Visceral's cancelled Star Wars project as troubled from the off

Gearskin

6 months ago

Why do people keep saying "fuck off EA" - they were paying to make it! It was their product! If it wasnt working then it wasnt working
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Nintendo's incredible year continues, but not without a few minor casualties along the way

Gearskin

6 months ago

ARMS is my fav Switch game.
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Assassin's Creed Origins review

Gearskin

6 months ago

@DreadedWalrus you had a pharaoh crack at it!

HOW DID I DO?
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Gearskin

6 months ago

I... can't think of a clever pun!
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The government finally responds to gambling in video games petition

Gearskin

6 months ago

It's time to STOP
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The Assassin's Creed series, ranked

Gearskin

6 months ago

I would love for the AC multiplayer to be released as a standalone, HD release. Free to play with paid unlocks for character customisation. It would not affect the gameplay as the MP modes just duplicated player models to work.
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NeoGAF back online, as owner denies sexual misconduct

Gearskin

6 months ago

I hate it when the internet is used for this crap.
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NeoGAF offline after owner accused of sexual misconduct

Gearskin

6 months ago

@JiveHound you mean its not a way to imply this is big Hollywood Weinstein level stuff?
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Gearskin

6 months ago

Would not call Ima Leupp a film director. Have you seen her IMDB?
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What the UK can learn from the Far East's battle with loot boxes

Gearskin

6 months ago

@Naetharu better write to the gov about those kinder eggs then, all those vulnerable people eating eggs to complete their Avengers / Justice League toy sets. Not only are they gambling they are also getting fat!
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Gearskin

6 months ago

@grassyknoll I think linking loot boxes to horse racing and suicide is insane. As I said below (in the most negged comment on this article), when you pay for a loot box you get what you pay for.

Has anyone here actually played Shadow of War or Injustice 2 or any of the other games that include this function? They are not intrusive. I actually dont know why anyone would feel the need to use the feature as both games hurl loot at you from the off.

Shadow of War becomes a cake walk after a few hours because you earn required gear so quickly.
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Gearskin

6 months ago

@grassyknoll ridiculous linkage. Like... utterly mad
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Gearskin

6 months ago

If you put money on a horse and the horse does not win... you lose your money. You gambled and you lost.

If you pay £5 for loot box containing 5 items, one of them guaranteed to be "rare" or whatever... and you get that... how is that the same? You may not have got the item you wanted but you still got an item. Its like buying kinder eggs or packets of football stickers.

AND... who the hell cares? Unless a game is fundamentally broken and forces you to spend extra money in order to play... its redundant. A non-issue.
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Call of Duty: WW2 threat of sexual violence scene modified in Australia

Gearskin

6 months ago

@Naetharu censorship is censorship, regardless of whether it is imposed or volunteered.

Activision chose to make the change to get the game released. As is their right. It does not bother me but they are still bowing to a standard set by others.

I remember when Ninja Gaiden came out on the Xbox and the decapitations had been removed. Sequel came out on 360 and you could cut people to shreds.
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Gearskin

6 months ago

The BBFC does scrutinize... but not to the degree we see here.

I mean look at a film like "The Killer Inside Me" or "Irréversible". They depict sexual violence.

The BBFC may refuse to certify a film if the depiction of such violence is extreme but usually the cuts made are done so by the distributor, self censoring to secure a desired rating.
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"We will NOT be selling loot boxes" says Fatshark as first footage of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 airs

Gearskin

6 months ago

Next month there will be an ex-dev from the studio claiming sexual harassment. And then another saying morale is low.

And you guys will eat it up like the eager little piggies you are!
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Activision patents matchmaking system designed to encourage microtransactions

Gearskin

6 months ago

Do you guys have anything else to worry about/get offended/upset by?
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EA has shut down Visceral Games

Gearskin

6 months ago

Ah man, have my hopes for another Dead Space been dashed?
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Government response to loot box concern is predictably non-committal

Gearskin

6 months ago

When you leave home 5 minutes later on the off chance you may not miss your train... gambling?

When you buy a loot crate from one of those loot crate companies on the off chance you might get something cool... gambling?

When you ask that co-worker you fancy out for a drink on the off chance they might say yes... gambling?

When you run across the road when the man is red... gambling?

When you quite drunk but you get another beer anyway... gambling?

Save me, Government! Save me from the gambling!
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Gearskin

6 months ago

Not gambling.

Next.
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CD Projekt Red: "This approach to making games is not for everyone"

Gearskin

6 months ago

How is it any different to any other industry?

Work is, generally, a pain in the arse. Deadlines are deadlines. Overtime is overtime. Nobody ever thinks they get paid enough etc etc etc.
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Ex-Uncharted developer alleges sexual harassment at Naughty Dog

Gearskin

6 months ago

I dont believe him.
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Are loot boxes gambling?

Gearskin

6 months ago

Technically but no. You always get something.
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Here's the deal with Assassin's Creed Origins in-game loot chests

Gearskin

6 months ago

Waaaaaah! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Pre Ordered. Millions of sales. See you next year to repeat.
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First look at Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite's Black Panther and Sigma in action

Gearskin

7 months ago

@grassyknoll again, the price for the Deluxe Edition was reduced to £59.99. So it is/was cheaper.
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Gearskin

7 months ago

If you bought this game, you probably paid £59.99 as I did, which includes the DLC.

So it was cheaper than any other fighter using the exact same DLC model.

Injustice, Tekken, Killer Instinct and, no doubt, Dragon Ball Fighter Z will employ the same.

LET THE NEGGING BEGIN!
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Assassin's Creed Origins is the series you remember, back yet again

Gearskin

7 months ago

It's still an AC game, with a huge fanbase, so I would not want them to go too off script. The changes to control and light RPG elements are welcome though.

The setting looks stunning and I cant wait to explore it. The developers clearly have a lot of love and respect for the majesty of ancient Egypt.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Switch's 'impossible' Doom port

Gearskin

7 months ago

If it looks as good on the Switch as in this spec footage... damn. That's impressive enough for me.
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite review

Gearskin

7 months ago

I think EG's staffing quota has a diversity problem.
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Monster Hunter World gets global release date

Gearskin

7 months ago

This looks seriously good.
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