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

polaris70

1 week ago

Until EA get rid of that auzzie money grabber, who first pushed loot boxes in full price games as boss, they'll continue to plummet. Under Wilson's leadership single player franchises like Mass Effect have been destroyed, studios shut down and creativity abolished unless it involves shoehorning some type of money making scheme into the game. R.I.P EA.
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Far Cry 2's single-minded vision deserves to be remembered

polaris70

4 weeks ago

I'll never forget how big the world was, then you get so far into the game and realise there is another map just as big. Or how I took out a camp by starting a fire upwind, and watching it spread out to the camp and soldiers running around on fire. Or seeing one of those mud brick villages for the first time. I played Far Cry 3 too because everyone said it was superior, and I'm sitting here and can't remember a thing about it.
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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

polaris70

1 month ago

Far Cry 2 still the best. Shame they've gone down the cartoony path since then.
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

polaris70

2 months ago

One of the silliest arguments in these comments is whether history is a science. It's not. The BBC asked Simon Schama to make a series based on the history of Britain. It was to be called "The history of Britain". But Schama said he'd make it and change the title to "A history of Britain". It was his version, another historian might have a different version that's why he changed the title.

There are very few facts to come out of history, just look at how much we don't know about Ancient Egypt, highlighted by the new AC: Origins virtual tour. Everything is open to interpretation. Even records written down in some form have to be taken with a pinch of salt as propaganda was the norm. Physics is a science, you can test your theories and quantify them. History is not a science, it is untestable unless you have a time machine.
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polaris70

2 months ago

Caravaggio makes a Millwall fan appear culturally enlightened. He was even a killer. Does that make his art less fantastic? Interesting question, not sure I have an answer.
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BioWare's Anthem delayed until after Christmas - report

polaris70

3 months ago

Anyone else apathetic towards this game? What they have shown is nothing new, just looked like a bunch of superheroes flying around in titan suits. It's a shame they seem to have ditched the Mass Effect franchise for this.
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EA DICE is reworking the Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression system

polaris70

3 months ago

I cancelled my EA access and in the reason box I said loot boxes in full price games. Hopefully they are being hit hard, and that sport, sport, sport CEO will get the boot.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 20-11

polaris70

4 months ago

Prey is number one game of the year. Some people compare it to Bioshock, but it's a lot better than that game. The mechanics and systems you can play with are fantastic, true free-form gameplay.
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The Star Citizen makers are being sued by Crytek

polaris70

4 months ago

This is what Erin Roberts (Chris Roberts' brother) wrote in June 2014 about Cryengine/Crytek-

Hi S1GN3T,

We did an outright buyout of the engine last year and have the source code, so while we hope all the noise about Crytek blows over, as they are great partners and friends to the project, if the worse happened we would be ok, as we’ve already branched the engine and have a large team that is adding features and supporting it every day here at CIG. So even in the worst case scenario we should be fine, but obviously we hope it does not come to that.

Cheers,

Erin
https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/comment/2895381/#Comment_2895381

So if they did outright buy it, then the terms obviously changed at that time. It's just Crytek seem to have forgotten about it... Sounds like Crytek are looking for a Santa. How about they pay their employees for a change?
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Square Enix speaks out on the future of Deus Ex

polaris70

5 months ago

He basically said "we're stopping work on a great gaming franchise because cartoons, comics and idiotic superheroes make more money!"

This drivel has polluted the cinemas for the last decade, now it's starting to pollute games.
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UK Gambling Commission weighs in on how it can - and can't - regulate in-game loot boxes

polaris70

5 months ago

@Fish1470 Do you have any idea how fucking retarded you sound? I guess the magic £1 billion money box the Tories found to pay off the DUP doesn't count.
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polaris70

5 months ago

@pelican_ So you'll be against nationilising the trains and energy? Things the country once owned but were flogged off on the cheap (and now owned by foreign governments/conglomerates)? you couldn't make this stuff up.

We used to be a bright country. What happened? My guess is the Daily Mail and Sun happened, and they have enough willing sheep (retards) like you.
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polaris70

5 months ago

That Australian Murdoch lover Andrew Wilson won't be in his job by Christmas, or soon after. EA will thank him for his service, and he'll say he needs a new challenge. Australia needs a nuke dropped on it.
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The first hour of Star Citizen alpha 3.0 from a player's POV

polaris70

5 months ago

The detail in that video is insane. Looking forward to this, hopefully before xmas.
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The price and state of Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crates at launch

polaris70

6 months ago

@dai_bonehead
Not really no. SC was $30 when I bought it, as far as I'm aware that's it. I can get everything with in game money when it fully releases. Sure I can buy ships now if I want, but I don't have to. Bit of a cheap shot there son.
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polaris70

6 months ago

Really EA? It sounds like one of those contracts that is so confusing and leads you around in circles that you end up buying the washing machine for £20000 over 600 years. I think I'll pass, you can keep your fucking washing machine.
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Star Citizen shows off cities the size of planets

polaris70

6 months ago

You can hate the game, you can hate people who like the game and already have their moneys worth from it 10 times over (something not many people mention, think I've got 100+ hours in the dogfighting module). But even the biggest hater cannot watch that video and not have their mind blown, even if it is a tech demo at the moment.
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Star Citizen's off-shoot Squadron 42 probably won't make 2017 either

polaris70

6 months ago

@Dizzy
Star Citizen 3.0 will be a single solar system with 4 moons/planetoids and numerous other points of interest like space stations.

What you can do in this system is basically up to you as it's a sandbox. Run missions (some scipted and voice acted, some procedural), haul cargo etc. So think EvE Online or Elite, the difference being all the ships and space stations have an interior and can be walked around, and so can the moons.

After 3.0 we will be getting the full solar system with planets and cities, and beyond that we'll be getting 100+ solar systems (Which might take a long time ha)
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DICE offers clarification on Star Wars: Battlefront 2's controversial crate system

polaris70

7 months ago

Get your loot crates out of a full priced £50 game ffs. There are other hobbies out there, lots of them.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 looks like a case of being careful what you wish for

polaris70

7 months ago

@Rainbird
I wouldn't worry about it. This game still has a lot more in common with the 2015 reboot, than it does to Battlefield. It's still an arcade shooter with not much of a skill gap, so people who wanted that type of game it has you covered.
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Jelly Deals: Humble adds Bethesda's finest to its End of Summer Sale today

polaris70

7 months ago

Prey is my game of the year so far, it's awesome.
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Star Citizen 3.0 update "akin to Early Access" launch

polaris70

8 months ago

@RPMcMurphy
Oh god not this falsehood again.

lol, Some people get more fun by jerking off to hating this game, than actually playing games. Each to their own I guess.
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polaris70

8 months ago

@superfurry
When was anyone forced to spend money on SC? Who judges how people should spend their money? I just don't get the hate for this game.
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polaris70

8 months ago

@jcrg99 Are you some kind of crackpot? Anyone can copy and paste bullshit from the arse of Derek Smart.

Let's compare SC to another game. GTA5 took 6 years to make. They had the staff already in place. They had a game engine. It had a far bigger budget than SC currently has. Just do the math yourself. SC wasn't even what you would call fully staffed until the end of 2015. It's not easy to hire 400 professionals.

I could go on and on like you, but I'll just let you crawl back up Dereks arse.
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A new season of Siege means that Rainbow Six is a step closer to taking down Counter-Strike

polaris70

8 months ago

@Badoink
There is currently 61000 players on Steam in the middle of the day. Where are you getting your figures from? And as others have mentioned, everyone I play with has the game on Uplay, not Steam.
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Forget VOIP, Star Citizen has FOIP that maps your face's movements onto a character in real-time

polaris70

8 months ago

Oh man, the same old whines going on. It's feature creep, they should finish the game....blah blah. You do realise that a game like Fallout 4 took six years to make with a bigger budget, but you didn't see any of the dirty bits because they announced it six months before it fucking released. You are seeing Star Citizen being made from scratch. They weren't even fully staffed up until 2015. But carry on the whine..blah..blah.
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Big changes coming to Rainbow Six: Siege map rotations

polaris70

8 months ago

@Stan546
No it's not too late. I don't think there will be a Siege 2, at least not for a few years, as this is Ubi's big game now. It just keeps on growing. Today there was 61000 consecutive players on Steam, and the Steam stats don't count the number on Uplay. There is a free weekend right now, so easy to try it yourself.
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polaris70

8 months ago

"We are quickly approaching the limit of our data sizes, and this will require a rework of how our maps are stored"
What does that mean? The game is getting too big for your hard drive? This isn't 2005 Ubi ffs. Also, Yacht has been removed from casual from next season, not the best map but not the worst either - looking at you University
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HTC Vive down to £599 after big price drop

polaris70

8 months ago

Rift has hit the sweetspot for price at £399, I can justify buying one at that price, and I did. iRacing in VR is amazing. Vive is still hugely expensive even after this price drop for what is near identical performance. I highly doubt Vive is the most popular headset, especially as Rift has been sold out everywhere for about 2 months, luckily you can still get it on the Rift site but there is a backlog of orders.
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Rainbow Six Siege's next patch is enormous, but it makes loading matches faster

polaris70

9 months ago

Half of that download size is for the Lord's new bicep textures.
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Rainbow Six Siege gets 2.3m players a day, Ubisoft says

polaris70

9 months ago

46000 concurrent players on Steam is nice, but I'd wager the majority of sales are on uPlay, which aren't counted in the Steam stats. Very healthy numbers for an awesome game.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fixes latest update lag

polaris70

9 months ago

Can't believe how smooth the servers are running today, yesterday was unplayable. Got to hand it to those developers. Hope they are all getting a nice big fat bonus for the game's success.
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Rainbow Six Siege deploys update to add loot boxes

polaris70

10 months ago

@obidanshinobi
There is only one problem with your loot box argument in refering to R6. You cannot buy them, you get them randomly at the end of matches.
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Is Anthem's E3 reveal the real deal on Xbox One X?

polaris70

10 months ago

A bit disappointed in this reveal tbh. It might be a fantastic game, but the wall running, flying, exo suits or whatever shot its bolt a few years ago. I'll wait to see more but so far it just looks like every other shooter over the past few years.

Makes me take my hat off more to games like R6 Siege, that just do it right, no frills, no flying superhero stuff, just a solid fps that takes current technology and uses it to create genuine new gameplay.
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Battlefield 1 announces first female multiplayer soldier

polaris70

11 months ago

I don't understand the delay in BF games. R6 Siege has loads of female characters in it, it also has loads of females playing it (pc at least). I'm not saying one leads to the other but it can't hurt.
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Prey review

polaris70

12 months ago

@BigDaddy0790
Just the nature of the mimics alone and I would recommend getting it on PC. If you want to fight them head on then imo the mouse/keyboard is better for the combat. It might be an obvious thing to say in an fps game, but a mouse/keyboard is needed to enjoy the combat to its fullest, especially in this game.

EG's review was critical of the combat, I suspect it wasn't reviewed on PC. Digital Foundry has impressions of the PC version already if you want to look at that. *spoilers* they loved it.
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polaris70

12 months ago

This game has made me fall in love with single player games again. Last game to do that was Half Life 2. Nuff said.
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Prey PC: even a budget rig can hit 1080p60

polaris70

12 months ago

@n0signal
Yeah, it's superb. Get Half Life vibes from it.
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What's behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' phenomenal success?

polaris70

12 months ago

It has become an astonishing success, and I'm still trying to figure out why.
Because the game is fun, and not a clunky, unpolished mess? And it takes 5 seconds to get into another match? It's not rocket science. It's also not a survival game in the sense DayZ is, DayZ is a totally different style of game.
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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 review

polaris70

1 year ago

Bought this for £22 on cdkeys. Played about 3 hours, just come off it but wanted to play a bit more. Reminds me a bit of Dying Light, in that there seems a lot of negativity from EG, and regarding this title plenty of jingoism thrown in, but actually it's a pretty decent game. The actual sniping gunplay in it is fantastic. For the price well worth it.
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G2A rep roasted by developers during live Q&A

polaris70

1 year ago

Didn't a load of keys from, I think it was Watch Dogs, get bought from Origin on a stolen credit card? They were then re-sold on key selling sites like G2A and others. I think it was something like 20000 keys? I must be a bit stupid, but wouldn't an individual buying 20000 copies of Watch Dogs put up a big red flag on EA/Origins site?

G2A don't do anything other than resell keys they've bought themselves or have a marketplace for 3rd parties. Exactly what Amazon have been doing for years. When items are fraudulently put on Amazon's site, or Ebay's site it doesn't kick up the fuss this has done. Feel like G2A are just trying to make a living, but shit sticks if you throw enough of it.
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For Honor tournament organisers ban the game's most overpowered hero

polaris70

1 year ago

I don't know who the brains in Ubisoft was behind their weird p2p connections. Instead of having one host, they connect everyone to each other with their "mesh". What could possibly go wrong lol. Connections all around, let's have a connection party. The problem is it makes connection problems more pronounced, obviously. P2P is bad enough, but what they have is a mess. Ubi should hire some professional network engineers.

I stopped playing weeks ago because of the networking, and it's a shame because it's a great game when it works. Only dedicated servers will possibly bring me back, and I can't believe I'm saying that about a AAA multiplayer game in 2017. They should've been there from day one.
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Watch: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is Steam's next big hit

polaris70

1 year ago

Played loads of battle royale games over the years, and this is hands down the best I've played. The combat and gunplay is a lot more like Battlefield than the clunky gunplay of the other games. The battle royale genre has been crying out for a polished game, this is off to a good start.
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Fans are modding Red Dead Redemption into GTA5

polaris70

1 year ago

Maybe it will give Rockstar a kick up the ass, like Bishop Brennan. A remastered Red Dead on PC will bring in a fortune, and set the scene nicely for RD2.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda review

polaris70

1 year ago

I don't get why the facial animations are so bad. In Dragon Age Inquistion they were fine, on the same engine. It's the biggest immersion killer for me. Looks like this game is a good 12 months away from being finished, and the suits a EA just wanted it out the door.
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EA details Battlefield 1's next big expansions

polaris70

1 year ago

Don't know what it is about BF1. WW2 I can relate to, my grandad was a POW (and escaped dressed as a woman), and it was a clear good v evil. WW1 just seems distant and another world. Millions of ordinary guys dying for toffs. I've gone back to BF4, and R6 that are clearly fiction.
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Ubisoft just made For Honor a lot less annoying

polaris70

1 year ago

The core gameplay is fine and something to build on for the rest of the year. But the P2P connections will kill the game before it gets the chance to turn into something special. Disconnection, lagging, freezing, stuttering, players warping all over the place. Not good enough Ubi, P2P connections are from the last decade and not good enough for a multiplayer focused game.
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Rainbow Six: Siege is free to play this weekend

polaris70

1 year ago

@Nynja You have it wrong. No paid content affects gameplay, it's all weapon skins and uniforms/head gear that you pay for, if you don't want to grind for them. Season pass holders get the new operators a week early and that's about it. Don't diss on a game when you don't even know the facts.
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For Honor's Season Pass is taking the Rainbow Six: Siege approach to DLC

polaris70

1 year ago

This is how you do DLC. No splitting up of the community worked great for R6. Hoping other developers take note. I bought year 2 season pass for R6 knowing that I could get everything for free, but wanted to support the game.
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Don't expect another big Deus Ex game anytime soon

polaris70

1 year ago

Fucking cartoons. Polluted the cinema last few years, and now this shit.
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