George-Roper

Star Wars Battlefront 2's new cosmetic microtransactions go live

George-Roper

2 days ago

If you want to play (roughly) 100 matches you'll be able to afford Kylo Ren with a scar without coughing up a penny, then - or you can pay about £8. If it costs £8 for a scar, imagine how much it would cost to unlock Kylo Ren topless?
Haha!

EA. EA never changes.
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"People want a lot of answers"

George-Roper

2 days ago

Too easy.

It will release with a prohibitive 'business model' around their 'online store', where games cost way too much.

They'll then complain that nobody bought their 'great value' games, close down the store and this will devolve (lol) into an even more worthless chunk of plastic.

$300.

Too easy.

Avoid.
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EA admits it "got it wrong" over Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes

George-Roper

4 days ago

@Number1Laing

Is that actually the reason, though? I thought the whole point of moving away from Season Passes was that because not everyone bought it, it split the community. Doesn't sound like much of a way to generate ongoing revenue, which is the point made in this interview that it had to be ongoing revenue in order to manage long-term support.

The entire thing doesn't wash. The biggest IP on the planet and apparently box sales alone couldn't give them the revenue to support it?
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George-Roper

5 days ago

"We had the intent that was designed for us to have more people play it over a longer period of time," Söderlund explained, "and like a lot of other games on the market, to be able to afford to do that we had an idea of getting returns from that. But at the same time, we got it wrong."
What does that even mean? That the running costs for the game, over two years, required revenue to maintain?

So how the fuck did BF1 manage?

And how come now, suddenly, there's a 'consumer friendlier' MT plan being put in place? So what's the deal now, can you afford to run the game or not?

What a load of abject bullshit. Really. A non-apology apology.

Haven't bought it yet. Will buy it when its a tenner, in 6 months. Cheers for making the decision making process so 'streamlined' and easy.
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Star Wars: Battlefront 2's new Night On Endor update lets you play as an Ewok

George-Roper

7 days ago

@pelican_ That's not what EA said. If they had to be careful, that implies they could still do cosmetic. But they didn't.

Only now that their primary MT revenue stream has been shit-canned, is this now happening.

More than a touch eyebrow raising.
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Xbox One X's 4K Red Dead Redemption looks sensational

George-Roper

1 week ago

And this is why I bought an XB1X. I never played RDR on the 360. Bought the game but never got around to it.

Now I will.

Keep these BC/enhancements coming, MS. It's exactly how you won me back and it's exactly how you'll keep me around for XB2. Meanwhile, over on PS Now....

*tumbleweed*
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In praise of a BBC Micro classic: Forever playing in Exile

George-Roper

2 weeks ago

Stunning sandbox game. My intro to it was on the Amiga.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War ripping out microtransactions and loot boxes

George-Roper

2 weeks ago

Who do they think they're fooling with this nonsense? Laughably transparent.

I hope their projected sales fell massively short.
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Is Star Wars Battlefront 2's big update enough to save it?

George-Roper

3 weeks ago

@DoucheVader

It was fucking wank, get over it.
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No Man's Sky headed to Xbox One, next big update arrives this summer

George-Roper

3 weeks ago

@Scottoest

and a public face (Murray) that had no idea how to manage expectations.
No.

Murray outright lied about the content of this game. Several times. As proven.

There is a difference between that and managing expectations. The latter implies the framework is already there but the finer details of how broad it is, isn't. The former builds a picture of something that literally didn't exist at launch and 18 months later, still doesn't.

I genuinely see what they're doing with post-release support as a good thing. No doubt other devs would have binned this off way before now but actually, now seeing that their intention is to roll this out to Microsoft hardware, the work they've done doesn't quite come over as altogether altruistic because releasing NMS as it was 18 months ago onto Xbox now would have been the nail in the coffin. They literally had no choice but to fix it up.

I still haven't bought it but some of the content updates do look good. Just hurry up with the VR mode already! :)
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Microsoft to clamp down on offensive language across Xbox Live, Skype, Office, everything

George-Roper

3 weeks ago

UPDATE: "There is no policy change for Xbox Live."
Well duh! Why alienate 90% of your core audience?
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A Vive Pro will cost £800, Vive reduced to £500

George-Roper

1 month ago

Could be the straw that broke the camels back.

VR tech is coming on leaps and bounds. HTC could very easily lose interest with this pricing, causing people to pause and look at the next big thing.

Bad move, IMO.
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Tomb Raider film review - a new kind of game-to-film failure

George-Roper

1 month ago

The problem is exactly what Brainflowers stated in the top comment.

Needs more T-Rex's. More pointedly, needs more fantastical content. It needed to be Indiana Jones+.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression overhaul finally revealed

George-Roper

1 month ago

Nobody cares.

Damage done.

Trust lost.

I predict sales of their BFront and BField games will be way down, after this. No way am I jumping into the next BField game without fully understanding the revenue model.
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Burnout Paradise Remastered review - driving perfection

George-Roper

1 month ago

@UncleLou

The old Burnouts had these diligently predetermined traffic situations that you could learn like a puzzle, and it made for so many tense moments when you were a split-second earlier (or later) at a crossing.

There's nothing like that in Paradise.
Exactly why I loved the old Burnouts and hated BP with a vengeance.

It was an empty experience, by comparison.
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PS4 zombies and motorbikes game Days Gone has been pushed to 2019

George-Roper

1 month ago

Why are people saying that they're fine with the developer taking time to get it right? How do you know that's the reason why its delayed?
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How does Xbox One X's 4K-enhanced Witcher 2 compare with PC?

George-Roper

1 month ago

@OMAW3D

I see a couple of people wanting RDR to get X enhanced.
Totally anecdotal of course but to me it already runs much better even without specific X enhancements. I couldn't play it on 360 for awful frame tear but that's gone completely on my X and I'm happily chipping away at the game in between other titles, eagerly awaiting the upcoming sequel already as the the game is clearly a gem and I'm glad I got another crack at it.
Without the X/BC I doubt I'd ever have have gone back to RDR.
Very interesting. I never actually even put the disc in the drive on my 360, just another bought game that never got a look in.

Time to see what all the fuss was about :)
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George-Roper

1 month ago

@_TheDarkSide_

(actually long time EG user @GeorgeRoper has purchased an X for this reason).
Just finished setting up, now getting all my games down.

Next step, dig out my 360 discs, see what's BC'd up and get those doin' the do, too.

Microsoft have got this so right. Sony are looking very archaic (and money grabbing) with their PS Now service.

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Crackdown on Xbox One X makes a classic game even better

George-Roper

1 month ago

It is - quite possibly - the best £1.50 I've ever spent on a game.

Yes, £1.50. Therein lies a secondary joy of Xbox One X enhanced gaming - tracking down a reasonably priced physical copy of the original game
The exact reason I jumped in, yesterday, and ordered my X. Back compat and boosting up of older games is one of the core reasons I'm an avid PC gamer. My Steam/Origin/Uplay/GoG/Oculus library literally grows and scales with my hardware iterations.

Well done, Microsoft. You've won this gamer back. Achievement unlocked!
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State of Decay 2 finally launches on Xbox One and PC this May

George-Roper

1 month ago

@pelican_

Yet, you support Valve, their gated market/economy and inability to properly manage their platform?

Steam is a mess thanks to Valve's laissez faire approach to product management.
C'mon now, really?

The platform that introduced a standard refund policy for digital purchases, which other (but not all) services are now starting to ape?

I've used Steam since its inception and speaking as someone who uses it daily, I cannot see this 'mess' of a platform that you apparently know of.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

I hope this is good but the last vids didn't paint a great picture.

The first is such a great survival game, somewhat grounded in its approach. The vids for this show people swinging up around the necks of giant mutant zombies...

Shades of Dead Island 2 (before it was canned and handed to Sumo).

Edit:

Why the negs? I played SoD through, three times, plus all the expansions. Stunning game, especially modded. One of my top 10, easily.

Sod2 however, looks like a totally different beast. We get a release date but no new promo vid beyond E3 2017 and that doesn't strike anyone as odd?

OK, how about they're closing the official SoD2 forums and moving entirely to social media?

https://forums.undeadlabs.com/threads/moving-our-community.54673/

When was the last time you saw something like that happen, before the release of the new game? Bear in mind, they've had these forums running for the entire life of SoD1, so why now close them down?

If you can't see something strange going on here with the lack of progress on development to date, lack of new promo material, a date seemingly plucked out of mid-air and a community discussion forum being closed down ahead of release, then you need your head examined.
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Ubisoft updates Rainbow Six Siege's ban system to better tackle "racial and homophobic slurs"

George-Roper

2 months ago

Should be zero tolerance.

You utter those sorts of words, you're banned. End of.
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Fortnite's new 60fps mode is the real deal

George-Roper

2 months ago

And this is why Fortnite is battering PUBG. Epic can bang updates out to every facet of the game, reactive to the community, on a regular basis.

Where exactly are we with PUBG? Oh yeah, they put a Desert map out a short while ago..and..well..

It's night and day. Epic are all over BR now. PUBG is stagnant by comparison and updates like this from Epic only prove that.

Also..

What you lose in pristine image clarity you gain in improved, smoother gameplay - and we're pretty confident in saying that once you've played the game at 60fps, you won't be going back to the older mode any time soon.
This applies to every single console game, irrespective. 60fps should be targeted, hit and maintained at whatever cost to the fidelity.
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H1Z1 hits back: forget Battle Royale, meet Auto Royale

George-Roper

2 months ago

Even when they're playing other Battle Royale games you'll hear them saying they started in H1Z1 or that the best players in these new games all came from H1Z1, or the most popular streamers of those games all started in H1Z1.
Yeah, of course they are. Get to fuck.

Lest we forget, H1Z1 was originally a SOE zombie survival game. Not quite the same game it was originally. Claiming millions of sales, when you've bait and switched core game mechanics several times over during its 'life' so far, is meaningless.

Just die, already. Your games are utter dogshit. You're completely untrustworthy but that's what happens when you're a venture capital owned business, focused on short term revenue gain and zero mid to long term investment in your brand or players.
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Metal Gear Survive flops at UK retail

George-Roper

2 months ago

Survive obviously shifted a fraction of the boxed copies that Metal Gear Solid 5 did - although as very different animals, the comparison is somewhat unfair. However, compare Survive's launch with Rising - another Metal Gear spin-off - and it's notable Survive sold 85 per cent fewer copies.
It couldn't have happened to a nicer company.

Congratulations Konami!
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Metal Gear Survive review - surprisingly enjoyable horror spin-off

George-Roper

2 months ago

@HammerStrike

One could also argue that the notion that a $40 game is “full price” is also misleading. Or a $60 game, or a $20 game.
That's semantics, as far as I'm concerned. The point was really that for a sizable amount of money up front, a game shouldn't then have MTs lathered into its DNA. There's no room for discussion there, as far as I'm concerned.

Not defending Konami and their MT here, but to be completely honest, for the amount of games I buy for “regular retail”, only to bounce off of in short order because they weren’t my thing, I think I would prefer a game that is $40 upfront, and $20 to unlock the “full experience”, vs $60 to even see if I like it.
And you've perfectly captured the point. In gentler times, we had these things called 'demos', where you could do exactly what you're saying without spending a penny. And yet, why do I get the feeling that back when demos were being phased out, we had the apologisers reassuring everyone that it really wasn't a big deal?

As a consumer I would naturally prefer the price of all games to be $0, but that’s not realistic. Whether or not a save slot is the best way to implement MT is debatable, but at least it’s not pay to win. The XP boasters, however, grate a bit
There's more at play here. It's not just the fact that core game features are being locked up, its also the price of them. $10 to unlock a save slot. Is it a stretch to think this is Konami seeing how far they can push us?

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George-Roper

2 months ago

@Old__Snake

So the crux of the matter. Yes they are getting out of hand in some ways. What do you think you/we as gamers, commenters, this level, can do to help? If outlets aren't/can't/won't step in , what now in your view?
With all due respect, do you even really need to ask that question?

What do 'we' do? We don't give these companies any quarter. We don't accept these cancerous intrusions into video games, at any level. We reject, reject, reject and we do it vocally and loudly, at every single point and in every single way possible.

We do it with our wallets.
We do it in comments sections for games reviews.
We do it in online service reviews sections.
We do it in official discussion forums.
We do it in unofficial discussion forums.
We do it on social media.
We do it on email to these companies directly.

We kick up such a fuss, such a shitstorm that it spills over into mainstream news and hits these fuckers in their bottom line.

Passionate? Yeah, that happens when the hobby I've been in since the early 80's is being sliced up like a side of rotten beef. There shouldn't be any 'buts' in any of these dicsussions. It's shit. For you, me and everyone else.

Nothing about this is positive. Nothing about it is Konami doing us a favour. It's invasive monetization of not-F2P video games and it has to stop. It's not even thin end of the wedge, the wedge is already half way up our collective arses and yet there's still so much apathy towards it.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@Old__Snake

This question is 'if a person chooses to only read a quick summary, not the whole review; if they chose not to read a review at all and just look at meta critic before spending theirs money, how much of the blame falls with the poor research done with the buyer in your mind?
But we live in an era of bite-sized qualifications. There's no point debating that, its just a fact.

Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, to name just two, base their whole strategy against a 'score', with just a brief summary alongside if you even choose to go to that level. Steam does the same, summarily presenting Overwhelmingly Positive, Positive, Mostly Negative, etc.

EG is different with it dropping an absolute score but still, some people will look for the absence of Avoid as well as the inclusion of Recommended or Essential, to base judgement on. They may go deeper and check the tagline, or perhaps the final paragraph. If a game sits between, with no overall score tag, some people may just think the game is OK, or average and decide to get it on that basis.

Not everyone is going to read everything first.

But if this had an Avoid, with a final paragraph of "The game is OK, fun in parts but has offensive MTs which means I can't recommend it", you can still make a decision, perhaps to read the whole thing or just reject or accept based on that summary.

MTs are getting out of hand. That's the problem. Unless we start to see somewhat of a revolt against these practices, at this level, clear and loud for everyone to see, no matter, then it's just going to get worse.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer

You want game reviewers to be judge, jury, and executioner. I want them to just give the facts and let the educated gamer decide what they want or don't.
I get that. I do.

The problem is, Metacritic scores don't care. Metacritic scores don't state exceptions.

And not every gamer is educated.

If EG still had a scoring system, it sounds like this would be a 6 or 7/10. But that bit of extra review content that clarifies how bad the MTs are (I believe the exact wording was "while having an additional character slot unlock only for real-world cash would be comical if it wasn't so offensive.") wouldn't/doesnt' factor into the 'score' that's exposed.

More and more people don't choose to look into the finer details. They look at the 'big' summary. But where in the summary for this review, typically used by Metacritic, does it say "An OK game, marred by offensive microtransactions"?

This is the summary...

A shame, as such moves soil what's an enjoyable game. This eccentric offshoot still proves that, for all the misgivings around the series and Konami since Kojima's departure, there's every chance that Metal Gear can indeed survive. And with this, a game that's equal parts brilliant, baffling and, in some of its wider choices, bungled, there's solace to be found in the fact that, with Metal Gear, some things never change.
It's not enough to make a fleeting comment on bad practices like this. The statement needs to be made at a higher level and if scoring shouldn't be affected by it, then it should be stated in the summary that sits alongside it, clear as day.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer

Where have I excused it? Where have I said, "this is perfectly fine?"
You excused it thus...

If you read the ResetEra thread, there are people playing the game saying it's of no consequence. It allows you to have a second play-through with a fresh character while keeping your first. If that is something you want to do, this move is dickish. If that's something you don't care for, this move is irrelevant.
And then you went onto say, without quoting it here, "but if you don't care about such things, its irrelevant". Clearly the point of my comments, of a lot of comments here, and of an article specifically about it now, is that people do care about such things.

I say down with this sort of thing, its bad for our hobby!

You say, but only if the bad thing is something you're bothered about!

Really?

The bottom line is they've locked a very common feature in video games behind a paywall. Argue all you want about that point, but its a fact. That you're even now still arguing about it being a non-issue, because of A, B and C outs you as accepting this practice.

You cited Guild Wars as having the option, yet I corrected you on that because of its MMO-like status without a sub, requiring MTs to sustain the game. You never responded, because it slapped your argument down with nowhere else to go.

Lets have some more examples of where video games lock you into a single character slot, forcing you to have to save over, because I'd put good money on there being very few, the majority allowing several save slots, if not an indefinite amount of saves.

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George-Roper

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer

I haven't said anything in favour of Konami, and have not said what they are doing is okay. You are having trouble making sense of the argument, as well as misrepresenting the problem slightly, because of your Outrage clouding your rationality.
You excused their MT by providing a reason for its inclusion, whilst simulteneously ignoring that what their MT allows is already standard in the industry.

I have no problem making sense of a single thing, whereas you seem unable to grasp that what they're 'offering' for £8 is what most, if not all other developers offer for free.

Does that make sense? Or is my outrage still clouding things for you?
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer

The game mechanics aren't changed or influenced at all from the sounds of it. It's a character slot. Guild Wars was a paid game that provided two character slots and you could buy more. According to you, that game should have been rated 'Avoid' by everyone, even though it was very enjoyable, great value for money, and critically acclaimed.
Citing a decade old game, as somehow indicative of modern gaming MT intrusion is ridiculous.

Edit: Also, Guild Wars was an MMO-like without a subscription, so MTs were the method of revenue generation and everyone knew that going in. Bad comparison.

As is your apparent blinkered view that providing players with means to play through games again/in parallel without affecting existing progress isn't standard and should be something people expect to pay for.

Well, newsflash (if it helps) I have several games running ATM that have several 'save' slots I can use at any given point for any given purpose. So, y'know, if I wanted to start a game again and try a different path, I don't have to overwrite my existing saves (even though I have that choice).

But apparently, Konami allowing you to buy new save slots is them doing us a favour. Can you even hear yourself?
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer

A game review should tell us about the game and if it's any good.
Not in the case of MTs, that demonstrably affect enjoyment of games.

I can't take your other points seriously, because you can take that attitude to the nth degree. The biggest issue in modern video gaming, right now, is monetization of games that already cost full price.

I couldn't care less if this was F2P, as that's the 'price' you pay but just like SWBF2, slamming in MTs like this is a big, fat no. No ifs, no buts.

Because if we turn a blind eye to just this save slot MT, due to the game itself being OK, Konami will see good sales figures in a game that had a save slot MT and their next game might give you less save slots. Or less character slots. Or less inventory slots. Or less ammo slots. Or less weapon slots. Or less maps. Or less game modes.

Slipperly slope as evidenced right here.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@porkface

I get that but surely there's the possibility that the game was designed to make having more save slots more attractive? Otherwise, what's the point?

Game design is being altered to accomodate MTs. That's the entire ethos behind generating additional revenue via MTs.

So the question is, what does not having additional save slots actually mean in the game, end to end? Because, as crazy as Konami can be, I find it hard to believe they've slotted this in for zero reason or revenue.

Regardless, its still very much the intent that fundamental game mechanics are now being exploited for revenue generation. That makes this an Avoid, irrespective of anything else, IMO.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer

Surely its about making a point?

This is a paid-for game, right? £35 on Steam. Its not F2P.

Y'know, I joked a few years back about how if we're not careful as game consumers, the increasing amount of monetization going into games will result in basic features ending up being affected.

A paid for save slot. A SAVE SLOT?

Even the most apathetic, sleepwalking gamer needs to wake the fuck up and reject this behavior.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

It's enough, really, to make you wonder whether all that bile aimed towards Konami is misplaced - but then, good god does Konami do a wonderful job of playing the pantomime villain, especially with Survive's handling of microtransactions. They can be ignored completely, of course, but having them tied into XP boosters feels like a tacit admission that the progression is plain broken - while having an additional save slot unlock only for real-world cash would be comical if it wasn't so offensive.
How is this not an Avoid? Additional save slots behind MTs?

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Yes, you really do have to pay for an extra character slot in Metal Gear Survive

George-Roper

2 months ago

@Old__Snake

hilarious as always George 😂😂😂😂
Well, posts like yours make it insanely easy ;)
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@Old__Snake

lol a full price game = £35

I wonder what that makes an actual fulll price rrp game you know the ones which, at best, launch at a £45-50 price point.

A full full price game ? AAA priced game? Lol

Sure it isn't budget, it's not a tenner, but it isn't full price by any definition. But why let a few facts get in the way of OUTRAGE OUTRAGE OUTRAGE!!!
Do you really want me to link up all the 'full price' games I can buy on Steam for £30-40?

Just because brainwashed idiots such as yourself have bought into the 'AAA value' cost of console games @ £60 doesn't make it a universal truth. Far from it.

As a PC gamer....

Last time I paid £60 for a 'modern' game = never.

Last time I paid £40 for a 'modern' game = 3-4 years ago.

Last time I paid £20-30 for a 'modern' game = regularly.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@pelican_

Not full price on console, where the majority of the sales will be generated. Also, not full price on PC from retailers such as CD Keys and GMG.
Full price in this context doesnt mean where you can get it cheapest.

It means the RRP. Which is £35. That's not a budget game or anything other than a full price game.

If it was a tenner, I'm pretty sure the discussions would be different, right now.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@Number1Laing

It's not full price though.
It's £35 on Steam ATM.
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Kingdom Come Deliverance on PC offers huge upgrades over console

George-Roper

2 months ago

The console versions take anything from 53 seconds (Xbox One X) to almost two minutes (PS4) to complete their initial loads.
Wat?
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

George-Roper

2 months ago

But there's also a big problem. There are no people of colour in the game beyond people from the Cuman tribe, a Turkic people from the Eurasian Steppe.
Really?

That's a thing now, is it? Games will get a review score influenced by their 'inclusion factor'. So we'll see that same attitude displayed towards AAA big-name releases, too?
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Monster Hunter World gets new patch, Capcom still struggling to fix Xbox One online woes

George-Roper

2 months ago

@pelican_

Yawn. This thread is about Monster Hunter. Not your obsessive competition between console and pc gamers. Your compulsive need to prove pc gamers are in some way superior over those who play on console is both ridiculous and tiresome.
Classic misdirection tactics, ignoring the obvious trolling taking place prior to my comments and instead focusing on me.

As you were, pelican_.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@pelican_

You really post complete drivel at times.
If you say so but demonstrably, that line is trotted out by console gamers when PC gamers ask questions or post comments about the matter.

It's right here, at the top of the comments section.

That's a fact, right there. You just never see PC gamers doing it, even though there's multitudes more exclusives on PC than console, timed or otherwise.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@pelican_

Well, actually they do.
No they don't.

When this releases on PC, at some point down the line, how will PC gamers be impacted?

They won't. Of course they won't.

This mindset of "I can play this now but you can't", is so narrow-minded and childish, there's no wonder console gamers are time and time again lumped into the kiddie-crowd label.

I have a literal, digital mountain of PC games in my backlog. If there was a shortage of games to play, this mindset may have a point, but there isn't.

The argument that console hardware is worth buying becuse you can play timed-exclusives sooner has precisely zero merit to any level-headed person.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@crazyhorse174

maybe. That being the case, you could always go and play MHW on your PC.

Oh...
Sorry, I didn't realise that games had a finite lifespan.

Oh, that's right. They don't.
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Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition looks beautiful but at what cost?

George-Roper

2 months ago

@BlackFlower

Well, "GameWorks" is a thing that nVidia is selling to its PC customers as some sort of exciting tech that is best on nVidia.
No PC gamer is buying Nvidia GPUs for Gameworks.

So, just to be clear, nobody is 'buying' anything that Nvidia is 'selling'. It's just a gimmicky add-on that, if you have the right GPU, can result in some fairly nice results. I thought the hair on beasts in Far Cry Primal was pretty good, personally.
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George-Roper

2 months ago

@Antropie

Or how to sell useless things to the consumer...
Not sure I understand.

Can you explain why PC gamers have to 'buy' these useless things they're 'selling'?
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Relic leaves Dawn of War 3 behind as it moves on to new projects

George-Roper

2 months ago

@Billybob21

I really don't get why they messed with the formula so much in this franchise. The first game, complete with all the expansions, was, in my opinion, one of the best RTS games ever made. By all means make small adjustments to keep things fresh, but completely altering the style of gameplay each time was just so bizarre and totally unnecessary.
Because they wanted a MOBA-alternative for e-sports.

They literally didn't give a fuck about their fanbase and oh, look. Just a couple of months after their 'commitment' to DoW3 post-release support, they're pulling the plug.

I didn't buy this game at launch, due precisely to how badly they'd treated the franchise. It was patently clear that they were chasing the MOBA gold, regardless of how loudly their supporters were proclaiming every minor deviation from DoW3 being a 'true' MOBA experience.

Relic and SEGA will never see another penny from me without a solid review behind a game first and I really, REALLY hope all their DoW fans do the same.

Fuck. Those. Greedy. Guys.
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Rhythmic dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer launches on Switch this week

George-Roper

3 months ago

Such a great game and one of the best trailers ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al8TlAtLu2Y
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