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Star Citizen hires heavyweight Hollywood cast for Squadron 42

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

"Actually you can't buy any ships at all, to many gamers and media make this mistaken assumption. It's still being crowdfunded you invest in the games development."

This is such a load of bollocks. The ships are listed under the 'Store' menu and you press an 'Add to cart' button to buy them. They have sales for them, ffs. It doesn't matter if they occasionally say the word 'pledge', these things are being very deliberately marketed and sold like a real product.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@williamarthurfenton Why the fuck were you talking about Charles Dance then??
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@williamarthurfenton "No, you shouldn't cite just the bad examples, when many many others exist-- that's called selection bias."

I did not say that actors could not do well a game, but you're arguing against it anyway. That's called a strawman.

I'm not sure what you're trying to say really. I think we might even agree but you appear to be struggling to express it. Point is that you can't assume a good set of actors will turn in a good performance in a game. Hence why I responded to someone who said that the cast would make it "more awesome" and gave examples of where that wasn't the case. Clearly you need further clarification that this does not mean I think a big name actor can't also do a good job.

"I'm not saying it's impossible that this game could flop; but what I am saying is people are jumping the gun with this sense of almost certainty that "it's a scam", or it is assuredly going to fail."

Okay...I don't care? This stupid argument started because you didn't like what I said about voice actors. This is irrelevant.

"I'm not the one being dense on this matter."

Ehhh we'll have to disagree on that.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@williamarthurfenton So I shouldn't cite one example (like, say, Charles Dance) and use that for my argument? Got it.

Don't be dense. I'm not saying that A list actors = bad game, just that we've seen this kind of thing before and you should have at least a little skepticism to go along with your optimism.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

I wish more games would hire actual voice talent. Money well spent, in my opinion.
I agree. But actors do not necessarily make good voice talent. There's a reason people like Jennifer Hale, David Hayter and that nice Mr North who is in everything are known for their work. They are good at what they do.

Added with these guys and gals, it can only be more awesome.
Bethesda spunked their voice budget on five minutes of Captain Picard and a dreary performance from Sean Bean. Destiny was laughed at for Dinklage's awful contribution.

What is it about Star Citizen that makes everyone seemingly forget previous mistakes made on other games? Why are you assuming that spending millions on these sort of stars is a good move when experience should tell us to be extremely wary? Watch that Gary Oldman video from their presentation, it's laughable. He sounds like he's 100 years old and trying to hold in a massive shit.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@williamarthurfenton Hey mate. How are you? I hope all is well.

I'm a fucking massive PC fanboy and a nerd. It's not about wanting to see this fail it's about realising the bleeding obvious and understanding that nothing these people have done so far inspires a fraction of the confidence you've got in them.

Anyway, chin up.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago



I don't recognise the others but you may.
You don't recognise Sandi Gardiner, Chris Roberts wife who is famous for fleecing nerds of millions for pictures of spaceships and who starred in such things as [REDACTED]
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Storytelling in Mankind Divided: Choice, consequence and cynicism

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

HR was mostly very, very good. A mostly worthy successor to the BEST GAME EVER.

Mostly. The ending was shit and they didn't get much stick for it. Wasn't Mass Effect 3 bad, at least they hadn't pretended that your actions in two previous games was going to have a huge impact, but it was still an incredibly lame 'press a different button to see a different cut scene' choice. Also the final map was by far the weakest, dropping any semblance of gameplay choice in favour of the augmented rage monster nonsense.

Still, everything shown so far indicates they are learning from previous mistakes for this one.
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New Consumer Rights Act puts gamers in the driving seat

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

(for example, a virtual world)
That's going to apply to most games really isn't it?

I want to hear more from the CAB about videogames. It's like having your Grannie explain them after reading a Wikipedia article.
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Fallout 4 completely revamps the way perks work

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@TarickStonefire Yes, that is the attitude. Jeans.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

"We've balanced the game to keep the content and challenge going for higher levels,"
Mmm yes sounds good, but Bethesda your track record in this area is not encouraging. I look forward to the mods that will fix it.
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Metal Gear Solid 5: The unfinished swan song

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Normally a bad ending would concern me, but seeing as I don't have the slightest goddamn clue what's going on beyond the current mission objective I'm happy to just enjoy the bonkers ride.
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AMD Radeon R9 Nano review

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@Lukeim64 It's really not difficult, most of it is like putting together high tech Lego. So long as you do a bit of research and don't rush you've got to try pretty hard to f it up. Between YouTube and the many sites and forums there are step by step guides to everything.

And there's always pre-built. Some good value custom build systems out there.
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Fallout 4's big Season Pass promise

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Bethesda has good form when it comes to add-ons for its games.
Did you write that with a straight face? They were at the forefront of crappy rip-off zero effort DLC (with not much emphasis on the 'C'). They pulled it back with Oblivion thanks to Shivering Isles but 'Horse Armor' has entered the gaming lexicon as shorthand for terrible lazy addons.
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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain review

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@MrTomFTW There's also a bit where a whale is on fire and then someone is riding a unicorn, which is also on fire. I'm not sure what's going on. All I've played is MGS1 and I just remember cardboard boxes and a sniper in a valley.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Does the writing get better? Because it's not encouraging that the opening scenes have this Big Boss chap out of a coma for a week without noticing his fucking hand is missing. He's not going to get very far on the battlefield with such poor observation skills.

Also the soldiers in this appear to have been taught that when set on fire it's not "stop, drop and roll" but "scream, flail about then throw yourself out a window".
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Starbound unveils major colony update

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

This sounds great and everything, but, last time I played this game had major issues with its core gameplay. Have they removed the idiotically linear progression? Improved the terribly dull combat? Made mining less tedious? Is getting teleports still a bizarre and boring slog?

It's been in development for a really long time now and they're still dicking about with basic gameplay, and many of the changes just make it more irritating to play.

So keep that in mind if you buy it now. It's not a totally bad game but there's some stupid decisions being made, you'll be waiting a while for each update and it may never be finished.
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Video: Where's the hype for these huge games?

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

I hope Syndicate is a huge failure. Ubisoft have gotten really fucking lazy and need a good kick up the arse.
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Why Destiny ditched Peter Dinklage

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Well that's bollocks, isn't it? They replaced him because it was bad. A change in voice actors happens, but they don't usually go back and replace everything the previous actor did.
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Horizons expansion announced for Elite: Dangerous

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

GTX TITAN
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

FMV-GAMER would get the lifetime expansion pass, but he spent all his money on GTX 980s.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@andrewsmith123 "Now they get to the "big" new feature and they want another 40?"

They have always said that major updates like planetary landings would come at an additional cost.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Pricing is bizarre. 40 for new players to get everything ain't bad, but then they're asking those who already have the game to pay 30? Some of those people may have paid 50 if they bought into the beta. I'd hope for a better discount for existing players.

Glad I stumped up the 35 for the lifetime pass in beta.
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Ouya isn't honouring its funding commitments following Razer's acquisition - report

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

I am SHOCKED that Ouya has continued to be shady and incompetent. SHOCKED I tell you.
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Bethesda literally cannot produce any more Pip-Boys

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Perhaps the manufacturer has realised they could make far more by simply flogging them on eBay to idiots.
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Lizard Squad attacks PlanetSide 2, H1Z1, more

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

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Video: It's a good time to get (back) into Elite: Dangerous

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@byaafacehead

"expecting a space dog fighter"

To be fair, one thing Elite does quite well is space dog fighting. The flight model is fun and combat is reasonably well balanced.

That said, they've done a really bad job of making compelling missions based around combat, and there's a severe lack of interesting places to fight. You can shoot dudes in an asteroid field, or around a nav beacon in open space, and er that's it.
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Ultra-rare Sony PlayStation SNES console spotted, pictured

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

a friend of his father who used to work at Nintendo
Just like my uncle.
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AMD Radeon R9 Fury X review

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@TOOTR No, but how does this work for you: Allah is an AMD fan.

Pretty damn insulting, I know.
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Destiny: The Taken King promotional Red Bull quest and bonus XP detailed

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

No thanks. I prefer Brawndo, the Thirst Mutilator.
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Batman: Arkham Knight on PS4 is a technical tour de force

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

When will they learn not to outsource ports? Hmm?

Never. They will never learn.

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Batman: Arkham Knight review

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks makes for a great James Gordon
No he doesn't, he's abysmal. It's like he's calling it in from a phone box while suffering a hangover.
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25 minutes of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gameplay

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Still no melee attack, and still putting you into third person for takedowns? Shame. Would have liked to see a return of the riot prod and other close quarter weapons.
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Batman: Arkham Knight's 170 Batmobile Edition has been cancelled

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@EatonCorvinus You mean you don't recognise Geralt?

https://imgur.com/r/4chan/uqkLj
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Perhaps they have avoided a Witcher 2 style disaster.

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No Man's Sky coming to PC same time as PS4

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Good choice to have 65daysofstatic do the soundtrack.
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Metal Gear Solid 5: A phantom battle waged by the vanished

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@kangarootoo Wrong.

10 minutes.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@kangarootoo Nah, I don't spend much time hanging around a horses arse so no risk of that. Bet you love 'em though. Bet you've got a long horsey face and you get up at 5am every day to scoop up their massive piles of shit.

Fuckin' horse people man.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

(unless you're a horse-hating monster, like Johnny).
I'm with Johnny on this one. Horses are shit, and people who love horses are almost always a bit fucking odd.
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Space survival sim Adr1ft lands in September on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Hey man this looks cool n all and probably hot shit on the Rift and I totally support trying new stuff in games.

But, could they not have made it take so many queues from Gravity? Be a little original, guy.
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Valve offers closer look at Steam Controller

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

"have your friends over for a night of fun"

Eurgh no not those cunts.
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Everyone thinks Fallout 4 is out this year

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@Alestes

It's not unfeasible that a last gen version was in development and later cancelled.

As for only being able to play a male character...that would be unusual, but the trailer has a male voice speaking at the end (the leaker claims the player character is voiced) and that Kotaku script leak from a while back had the player character (pictured as a male) narrating the intro.

The leaker seems accurate about enough that it's a bit premature to be calling it as definitely fake.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Someone posted on Reddit last year claiming to have been fired from Bethesda, and said the release date was October.

So, maybe October.
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Fallout 4 is real and it's being revealed tomorrow

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

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Divinity: Original Sin overhauled for PS4 and Xbox One

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

EG, can you clarify whether split-screen co-op will be added to the PC version, or is that console only?
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate's four special editions detailed

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@SpaceInvader2 Beats me. I'm waiting for one of them to fail so spectacularly that Ubi is forced to rethink both their tiresome annual release schedule with barrage of shitty DLC and the core gameplay.
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PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@SpaceInvader2 Yeah, it's shite, I've never liked the way AC games have felt. Both the movement and combat are lacking. Batman Arkham games do combat way better, and Shadow of Mordor was vastly more enjoyable to run around in.
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Star Citizen FPS called Star Marine

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

@GTuk And if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.*


* bridge only exists as a drawing, early Alpha bridge access $20 extra.
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"Almost certain failure": How Monolith saved Mordor

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

Nemesis system is ace and needs to be ripped off by every developer. Hope Rockstar steal it for the next GTA.
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Ouya seeks quick sale as debts mount

PearOfAnguish

3 years ago

The initial $8.5m from Kickstarter should have been enough for a limited run.
Was it though? They needed premises and staff, so you've got all the associated costs from that. Then you need to develop and test the hardware and software. Then you need to find a factory and get the thing made, which I don't imagine was cheap at all. There's probably a thousand other things that cost money too. I cannot see $8.5m lasting long at all if you're trying to build a games console.

There were indications they were in trouble right when the first hardware was supposed to ship, IIRC shipping of anything other than early prototypes only began when they'd received additional funding from investors.
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