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vallux
14th Mar 2016, 12:02
Thanks! I can't really tell anymore with all these team-based hero shooters coming out. Overwatch and Paragon are at the top of my list, but Battleborn is looking pretty solid as well. I have no idea about Battlecry or any of the others.

Never had too much interest in these. Played some Team Fortress 2 but never really got into it. Overwatch probably has the best chance to succeed because Blizzard. Battleborn might be okay, but Gearbox has been a little hit and miss. Haven't head anything about Battlecry since E3 2015?

xaduha3
16th Mar 2016, 09:51
This playlist has some basic intros to a number of Overwatch characters

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0CP9eBc9lw1dyRjyQU98ON8UKMdr3CpL

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xaduha3
16th Mar 2016, 16:19
Lookie here, DX on the front-page of Twitch, thanks to this guy (https://www.twitch.tv/cohhcarnage)

Shralla
16th Mar 2016, 16:30
Neat! The viewers will probably drop off for IW then surge to max for HR. Either way, this proves plenty of people still have plenty of interest in what the original Deus Ex has to offer.

Somewhat related, here's some pre-alpha footage of the System Shock Remaster!

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xaduha3
16th Mar 2016, 16:42
Either way, this proves plenty of people still have plenty of interest in what the original Deus Ex has to offer.


I don't think so. What it proves is that there a number of Youtube/Twitch celebrities (that neither of us even heard of) that can bring huge crowds to watch whatever they decide to play. I'm sure plenty of those watchers never played DX and never will.

Shralla
17th Mar 2016, 06:04
And those same people watch dozens of other games that they've never played and never will. People rarely watch other people play games that they themselves have or will play, with Minecraft being the one big exception. Just because they don't play them doesn't mean they aren't interested in what it has to offer. Not every viewer watches every video or stream, they watch the ones they're interested in.

xaduha3
17th Mar 2016, 11:40
Let's be honest here, DX has little to offer in 'cinematic experience' department, not in 2016. To them it's a wacky old game with "so bad, it's good" voiceacting, graphics and gameplay that are 16 years old. As long as it's not totally boring they'll watch it, but let's not kid ourselves and imagine that the majority watch it because it's Deux Ex. I mean I bet there are a few people that stream DX, with 10 or so viewers each. It's not "came for a streamer, stayed for DX", it's "came for a streamer, stayed for a streamer" when we're talking about those 10,000.

Shralla
17th Mar 2016, 19:37
I just don't understand your constant negativity. There's literally no reason or logic behind it, you're just being negative for no other reason than to be negative. The idea that there aren't 10,000+ people interested in the original Deus Ex is asinine.

xaduha3
17th Mar 2016, 20:25
What are you even talking about? I'm not being negative, I'm explaining that happened there. There were just under 10,103 people that watched DX played by this guy (https://www.twitch.tv/cohhcarnage). Actually, he streams right now.



So that's 7,607 viewers for him and 13 viewers for 3 other streams.


Either way, this proves plenty of people still have plenty of interest in what the original Deus Ex has to offer.

Do you still insist on that? Because to me it doesn't prove anything, other than some streamer can make 7 to 10 thousand people to watch how he plays Deus Ex. That's all. Sorry that I don't share your rosy-eyed viewpoint.

EDIT: Looks like he stopped. Did it increase viewership on other DX channels, did they trickle down? Not really

http://i.imgur.com/KOM3PU8.png

Tverdyj
31st Mar 2016, 16:26
Wow, this place has gone quiet.

I haven't been around in ages, but it's mostly cuz I didn't do a whole lot of gaming. I finished Witcher 3 (Witcher ending, obv). Game of the decade. Heart of Stone was good, lot of fun moments, one super-annoying fight.

Beyond that, sometime in November I found myself playing Age of Empires II HD with the 2 new expansions, and that took literally months of my limited playtime.

Recently I finally did a NG+ run of Arkham Origins (felt terrible, because the blocking respose time was out of synch, leading to super-frustrating fights. The story's still pretty great).

Now playing Thief 3 for the first time. Only did the first job so far, it's good to be Garrett again.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
31st Mar 2016, 19:52
Wow, this place has gone quiet...
Some of us have been chillin' out and stuffing our faces with chocolate Easter eggs. :D

Shralla
31st Mar 2016, 23:37
The Division has really impressed me. I'm not generally a fan of cover-based shooters but The Division really has the best mechanics to support that kind of gameplay that I've ever encountered. In addition to the cover mechanics being easy-to-use and satisfying, the game doesn't always force you into cover with unreasonable amounts of incoming damage. Run and gun tactics can win the day in many situations, especially against other players in the Dark Zone. The world is a joy to experience, with little repetition and plenty of obvious signs of careful handcrafting all around the city.

Given that I got the game for free, I'm actually considering buying the season pass or expansions depending on the content within.

xaduha3
2nd Apr 2016, 20:37
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vallux
5th Apr 2016, 13:58
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Uncharted 4 looking good. Naughty Gods at it again. In other news Quantum Break dropped today - PC version is Windows Store only, running on the UWP platform thingy. Performance seems subpar and it costs 70 goddamn euros. Good job Microsoft. I love Remedy (Finland bias stronk) but damn.

xaduha3
28th Apr 2016, 14:05
May 3*-9 is Open Beta for Overwatch, mark it in your calendars if you want to participate. 3rd is for people with a special Early Access code, everyone who pre-ordered gets additional one. On /r/Overwatch (https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch) there's going to be a thread where people without friends are going to share their spare one, so here you go. I pre-ordered too, so I guess I can give it to somebody here. Otherwise it's May 5-9.

Tverdyj
28th Apr 2016, 14:20
Real life has been keeping me from playing too much Thief 3.

Just about done the second job (Pagan Tunnels). This level felt less cramped, probably due to verticality. Nabbed the monkey paw and 3 special loots, now I have the tedious task of backtracking to hoover up the missing loot to ensure the 90% completion necessary for Expert.

Gotta say, Garrett feels a bit awkward this time around. I blame the attempt to make him sneak in both FPS and TPS, :p

So far it's not as bad as IW, but underwhelming. Here's hoping playing through the Cradle will make the experience worthwhile.

xaduha3
30th Apr 2016, 10:39
Here's that thread I mentioned https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4h0ro2/open_beta_spare_key_giveaway_thread/

Also, I'll give one here, FCFS.

Shralla
30th Apr 2016, 16:23
I want one but the open beta is in like a week and I don't want to learn to use Reddit that bad.

xaduha3
30th Apr 2016, 17:45
Sent by PM.

xaduha3
3rd May 2016, 17:04
Overwatch is pretty much exactly as what I was expecting, yay for non-disappointing pre-order. Lots of fun, lots of things to learn, which is part of the fun. TF2 wasn't the first "class-based shooter", but many of those are F2P nowadays, have some progression system and (often) crappy balance. Which often leads to people sticking with just one class. Not so with Overwatch.

EDIT: General Overwatch open beta started, ends May 9th.

EDIT2: Confusingly named Battlefield 1 is the only Battlefield game to date that looks interesting to me. Hopefully they'll learn from their mistakes, SW Battlefront was very disappointing my most accounts that I saw.

Also, using this opportunity to recommend Dan Carlin podcast Hardcore History, "Blueprint for Armageddon (http://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-50-blueprint-for-armageddon-i/)" is about WW1.

xaduha3
20th May 2016, 16:25
You know, to give some weakest semblance of life to these forums I think the rule that you shouldn't make two posts in a row should be suspended for the time being.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
20th May 2016, 20:53
... I think the rule that you shouldn't make two posts in a row should be suspended for the time being.



Your account has been suspended. See you in two weeks time.














































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Shralla
25th May 2016, 16:32
Oh, I never posted about the Overwatch beta! Thank you again for the key, xaduha. I thought the game was fantastic. It's pretty much Team Fortress 3 gameplay-wise, and the breadth of characters means there's somebody for everybody. I love that there's no sprinting, but basically every character has some kind of movement ability bound to the shift key, and they all do wildly different things. I love that Mercy, the healer, has a movement ability which lets her swoop to allies' locations for effective healing, then her jump can be held midair to slow her descent, enabling her to heal for longer. It's especially useful when following a Pharah, one of my other favorite characters. Equipped with a jetpack (mostly for lateral movement, not vertical) and rocket launcher, her attack ability can be used to push people away from her, or to fling her forward some distance with the help of her jetpack. Her movement ability is a super jump that gives you the verticality needed to make the jetpack useful in combat situations, and proper feathering of the controls means you'll only have to touch the ground with one second left on your super jump cooldown.

I could go on about it forever. It's a fantastic game. A breath of fresh air in the competitive shooter arena, with old-school sensibilities and a high enough skill ceiling that it's already drawing a competitive community.

I just wish I could afford it. :(

vallux
26th May 2016, 17:37
I just play Soldier 76.

xaduha3
27th May 2016, 10:23
Better savings for euro regions, than dollar, but anyway - if you spoof you location and buy standard edition in rubles on the official site - it will be about $30 (2000 RUB), pretty seamless with paypal. There is no region lock or at least wasn't 8 days ago according to one account on reddit.

Shralla
27th May 2016, 21:46
Yeah but that's only ten bucks off the normal price. Not really making it for me considering I can't afford a $40 game in the first place. >.>

xaduha3
28th May 2016, 00:48
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Tverdyj
6th Jun 2016, 17:52
Recently I finally gathered the wherewithal to finish Thief 3.

The City grew to be annoying busywork between jobs (skulking between various fences to sell different loot and buy diff. Equipment).

Some jobs were okay, if they weren't split into multiple levels due to size limitations they'd be on par with the early games (Moira's Manor, the museum)

Cradle was... fun. But not as good as Ocean House hotel. Here's why: it was still a game-y level, with loot requirements. And annoying sentries (that frigging sleeping one on the morgue floor, guarding the last unique loot. Screw him)

Whereas Ocean House was absolutely unique experience in bloodlines, where there was no enemy, just increasingly hostile environment and intractable items, the Cradle tried was still a Thief level. And despite being terrified, Garrett still spent a good portion of the time swiping candlesticks.

I have literally nothing to say about the story in Thief 3. I wanted to get it down before playing Dishonored but beyond that, I couldn't care less about it.

Then I started ShadowRun: Hong Kong. Not too far in yet, just getting my crew set up nicely. Thoughts:

1) There's A LOT of runs being offered. I'm losing track of my priorities, and because there's new ones marked "urgent", i'm reluctant to let my char sleep, and that's bad, because main story is dream-related.

2) I rolled another orc Adapt. My crew is 60% orcs. That's awesome

3) Changes to the Matrix: it certainly made it more interesting: there's now a twitch-reflex element to sneaking, and you have a theoretical chance of ghosting a hack before IC shows up. Didn't yet get the hang of the hacking for the gate software-that'll need more practice.

4) So far, the stories for the runs are quite varied. Not sure about C&C yet, not deep enough to feel any repercussions of my decisions hit me just yet.

And recently that was put on hold, because Blood and Wine. Stupid amounts of work are preventing me from playing lots, but just from hanging around the new region's capital I have like 2 dozens new tasks, and the region looks HUGE (and gorgeous, looking from the hilltop city across the rolling hills dotted with landmarks)

Unlocked the mutations upgrade system, but I lack the skill points to test it out. Already bought a re-spec potion to experiment. Also looking forward to crafting Grandmaster Witcher gear.

Main quest not really grabbing me yet, but i'll probably focus on it more once i'm done munchkin-ing my Geralt.

vallux
7th Jun 2016, 15:14
Blood and Wine was really good. I still have to hunt down some Grandmaster gear but other than some roleplaying as a winemaker my story of Geralt is coming to a close. CDPR really put some effort into those games. Witcher 1 was pretty much the game for Eurojank. The amount of improvement whew buddy.

Tverdyj
7th Jun 2016, 16:38
Blood and Wine was really good. I still have to hunt down some Grandmaster gear but other than some roleplaying as a winemaker my story of Geralt is coming to a close. CDPR really put some effort into those games. Witcher 1 was pretty much the game for Eurojank. The amount of improvement whew buddy.

TW1 is one of my most-replayed games of all time- I play it at least biannuallly. I'm more likely to replay TW1 than 2.

But then again, I was basically target audience for 1, because I read all the books (in Russian, not Polish) before the game came out. And the original game was such a love letter to Sapkowski's work that it at times felt ridiculous just how far they went. Things like the autopsy, or Shani's party, we're things you just didn't see in CRPGs at the time. And the entirety of Act IV could've been another short story, it hit so many notes from both short story collections, not to mention all the direct references.

vallux
7th Jun 2016, 21:05
Yeah I'm more of a "casual" fan of Witcher. Haven't actually read the books. Mostly got in the series because titty cards and hold on this actually looks pretty cool. Played through all three numerous times. CDPR seems to really appreciate their fans. I am mildly confident about Cyberpunk knowing how much CDPR got into the source material with The Witcher.

xaduha3
12th Jun 2016, 20:10
Strange thing, I couldn't wait to play Overwatch for quite some time and I do enjoy playing it now, I still had more fun playing Tribes: Ascend. And maybe even TF2, during some moments.

vallux
17th Jun 2016, 12:15
Played through Mirror's Edge Catalyst and DOOM this past week. Really enjoyed them both.

Mirrors Edge still got it. It felt really weird in the months leading up to the launch. It felt like the game had zero hype, which is weird seeing as people have been waiting for new game for like 8 years (it's been that long). The running mechanics are still very good, even if it's a little weird having this legendary runner get out of juvie (it's a reboot) and she's forgotten some pretty important traversal moves that you have to unlock. You also unlock some new equipment as the story progresses. It has that, I dunno Metroidvania kind of feeling where you return to old areas with your new gear and find new collectibles and stuff that you couldn't access before. The open world is pretty huge considering you run climb and swing everywhere. New areas unlock as the story progresses.

The combat has been tweaked a little. Faith can't use guns anymore (even if she wanted, because biometrics) but now she's a bit more formidable in hand to hand combat. The counter has been removed and instead Faith can now dodge, stun and attack. She can attack from walls, from poles etc etc. She can use kicks to the front, the sides and the back to move enemies and knock them into each other etc. I really like it and by the end you can basically blitz through 15 dudes in 10 seconds.

The story isn't really that special. Faith does some running and attracts unwanted attention. Stuff happens. You can continue playing after the game.


DOOM is reaaallly fun. I haven't tried to find secrets and collectibles this much in years. The combat is absolutely brutal gory speedy shooty punchy fun. The story is a little light, but I like how it's basically established in the DOOM lore that the "Doom Marine" is ******* OP. He has only one reason for living, which is to rip and tear until it is done and the demons are whimpering in the corner. And he does that. A lot. There are a lot of different demons. A lot of different guns. And some lore items. They have some corridors and stuff and then they drop you into a room that looks pretty conspicuously like an arena. Which it always is.

Tverdyj
17th Jun 2016, 16:18
Work has been keeping me very busy, and so we're the Euros. In what little time I've had for gaming, I've been binging on Blood and Wine, and catching up on E3.

With Geralt, i'm still very much in munchkin mode, hoovering up Grand Master Witcher gear plans and solving mysteries for peasants along the way. I triggered the Gwent Tourney quest and also trying to collect all the Skellige cards before entering. Main quest? Grand Duchess' request? Never heard of 'em, :D

Regarding E3: M$oft's announcements that its "exclusives" like ReCore and Scalebound are coming to Win 10 is making me consider setting up a dual boot on my desktop. Win 10 running off an HDD for the Marketplace and new games, and Win7 running off an SSD for pretty much everything else, including daily usage. This may become my next upgrading project.

vallux
18th Jun 2016, 00:07
Regarding E3: M$oft's announcements that its "exclusives" like ReCore and Scalebound are coming to Win 10 is making me consider setting up a dual boot on my desktop. Win 10 running off an HDD for the Marketplace and new games, and Win7 running off an SSD for pretty much everything else, including daily usage. This may become my next upgrading project.

Really excited for Forza Horizon 3 and maybe Gears 4. Gotta upgrade my graphics card I think. Maybe the new Nvidia GTX 1070. Been an AMD guy for ages. The RX 480 announced by AMD might be better for my 1080p/60hz need buuuuuuuuttt all that power in the Nvidia should keep me going for a while.

Shralla
23rd Jun 2016, 20:17
STEAM SALE!!!!

vallux
24th Jun 2016, 10:24
Not feeling the new format. Gimme some flash sales. Not this what you see is what you get stuff.

Tverdyj
24th Jun 2016, 14:45
STEAM SALE!!!!

Picked up Stick of Truth and Far Cry 3 (finally!). Kinda tempted by Arkham Knight for 25 bucks.

Otoh Ori has Inquisition GOTY edition for 20...

Shralla
24th Jun 2016, 16:48
Finally grabbed GTAV thanks to the sale. I can't believe I've gone this long without sweet sweet mouse aiming in GTAV. It seriously halves the difficulty of the game, just being able to use the mouse.

Spyhopping
24th Jun 2016, 18:41
Have you tried the Steam controller? You get most of the precision of a mouse, though it takes a bit of getting used to. Can hook it up with your Xbox one with a bit of patience too (not sure about PS4).

Loved GTAV but haven't finished it yet - lost a 15-20 hour save and don't feel like repeating it all again just yet!

vallux
25th Jun 2016, 18:52
If I remember correctly the PS4 Dualshock actually works straight away with GTAV. It might even have the proper button prompts too. Can't remember. Most games require you to emulate the 360 controller but Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3 and IIRC GTAV have plug and play. Some other games might too. Xinput support I think it is. Or the other one. Directinput?

Shralla
27th Jun 2016, 16:34
Spyhopping was saying you can probably use a Steam Controller on PS4. Kinda neat, especially for shooters.

vallux
27th Jun 2016, 20:23
Spyhopping was saying you can probably use a Steam Controller on PS4. Kinda neat, especially for shooters.

Oh. Yup. Misread it. That actually might be pretty cool.

xaduha3
13th Jul 2016, 20:55
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xaduha3
17th Jul 2016, 18:53
RimWorld (http://rimworldgame.com) looks interesting. I was hooked by Faster Than Light previously (to my surprise), but since then closest game in rogue-lite genre that I played was Darkest Dungeon. There are many such games, but It's hard to determine whether I would enjoy them just by looking at gameplay.

Shralla
10th Aug 2016, 17:28
Waiting for the PC release of No Man's Sky is KILLING ME!

xaduha3
14th Aug 2016, 05:23
Waiting for the PC release of No Man's Sky is KILLING ME!
So you knew what this game is about and you still want to play it? Because I looked at some gameplay and it's probably more boring than Elite: Dangerous. And that game is mighty boring already.

Shralla
14th Aug 2016, 23:38
Apart from the dodgy PC launch, it's a great game. Everything I've ever wanted from a space game to be, and then some. It helps that it doesn't look like a pile of dog**** like Elite does, since the entire point is exploration.

xaduha3
23rd Oct 2016, 06:24
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xaduha3
17th Nov 2016, 12:48
BTW there will be a free weekend for Overwatch, starts tomorrow.

And coincidentally Killing Floor 2 is finally out of Early Access. I haven't played it much recently, but when I first got it I had a blast. Probably gonna play it some more now, since there are 3 new classes (they call them perks) and new versus mode.