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  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 15 days ago

    Maybe I'm weird, but I enjoyed both Red Dead Redemption and Bully more than any GTA I have played (only finished GTA V).

    Really looking forward to this one and hoping the focus on RDR2 Online doesn't take away from the single player.

    Posted in Our 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2018

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 15 days ago

    PS4 has a bunch of good/great exclusives, but this is the game that makes me really want one.

    Posted in Our 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2018

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 15 days ago

    Loved the first one, liked the second one.

    Hope they nail this one.

    Posted in Our 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2018

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 A month ago

    Just wanted to chime in and say that I appreciate your SPOILERS banner. I don't care about them for this game, but no one could miss that warning.

    Posted in Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Finally Lets Other Enemies Shine, But That's About It

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 A month ago

    @darksoulsplayedme

    Thanks for the reply. I had not heard from anyone who had the higher level star cards unlocked, so that is very informative. There is just so much hyperbole being thrown around about this game that it is difficult to know what is an informed opinion versus just anger and frustration.

    Not sure what they could do. If you have no unlocks, then people would complain that there was no progression. Currently with the unlocks, people complain that it is unfair.

    Would people be happy if it had unlocks, but no way to buy them with real world money (permanently)?

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Adds the First New Updates to Its Loot System

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 A month ago

    @KaiserWarrior

    Have you played the game? I am curious how many people who have played it feel like it is pay-to-win (or will be if they turn back on the ability to buy stuff with real world money).

    I am playing it (I know, I am "part of the problem"), and I have yet to feel as if I can't compete due to not having the best star cards. A lot of players I have gone up against have already unlocked more and higher level ones (having played it a bunch more than I have so far), but I don't feel disadvantaged.

    Most (all?) of the unlocks are craftable or have specific conditions to unlock (i.e. get x number of eliminations with one weapon to unlock another). You want a specific star card - just craft it. You could boost the speed of unlocking things by buying chests with real world money, but everything seems reasonably available via playing the game. The only tweak I really wanted was an increase in the end match credit payouts, and they are fixing that today.

    Anyway, I have seen a ton of these comments about pay-to-win on Eurogamer and here and just wonder how many people that are saying that have actually played the game and feel that way, versus people who have never tried it.

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Adds the First New Updates to Its Loot System

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 A month ago

    I wouldn't worry. All of these issues will be addressed by the time Destiny 2 comes out of early access. I read they have minor content drop patches coming late 2017 and early 2018. Should flesh out the game before the actual release. There are rumors of additional raids being added, but for now they are just adjusting the current one in the next patch.

    I read the actual release is called the GOTY version, for some reason.

    Posted in Destiny 2's XP Throttling Courts Controversy, But Bungie Has Bigger Issues to Address

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 A month ago

    @pennybags

    The slippery slope argument always comes up when taking any action and from Epic's point of view, I wouldn't take it too seriously. Worrying about what may happen is less important than worrying about what is actually happening. Epic can't sit back and let cheaters go unchecked, or the non-cheaters will leave the game and take their revenue stream with them. There are far more non-cheaters, but unchecked rampant cheating by some will drive them away. If Epic does not protect it's business interests, they could go out of business.

    Question to all: Would you feel differently about the situation if the person being sued was 41, instead of 14? Why (or why not)?

    Posted in It Turns Out Epic Games is Suing a 14 Year Old for Cheating in Fortnite Battle Royale, Now His Mom is Stepping In

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 A month ago

    @Iambiz

    I agree with your points, but I think you fail to mention one major issue which seems to get overlooked.

    Risk.

    It is much riskier to develop a AAA game today versus back in 1999. Lay an egg with a game today, and it does much more damage to your bottom line than years ago. AAA game development has become a much riskier crap shoot. You may win (really) big, but you could also just crap out. Game designers/publishers need to win bigger with their hits to make up for some misses. This is why you don't see as many new IP's being developed at the AAA budget level as their once were (i.e. sequelitis instead of new concepts). This is also why certain games are considered "failures" despite selling loads and making a bunch of money. They were expected to sell loads more and make much more to cover other games that came up short or were cancelled in development.

    Looking at it from this viewpoint, I can see why they are looking to find new ways to monetize games. I don't like it, but I do understand it.

    Posted in "It's Awkward Right Now:" What Some in the Games Industry Think of the Rise of the Loot Box in 2017

  • Avatar for dr134 dr134 A month ago

    Not a lot of choice in the matter for Epic. Either they sue, or they allow him to keep the video online. I don't play a lot of multiplayer games online, but I have no sympathy for cheaters. Left unchecked, cheating can ruin a game. Go Go Epic!

    Posted in It Turns Out Epic Games is Suing a 14 Year Old for Cheating in Fortnite Battle Royale, Now His Mom is Stepping In

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