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2 Weeks ago
Leaked Assassin's Creed: Origins image confirms Egyptian setting and boatsLeaked Assassin's Creed: Origins image confirms Egyptian setting and boats
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Oh look, there is a tower there ...
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3 Weeks ago
Squads in Phoenix Point will contain as many as 16 soldiers, says creator Julian GollopSquads in Phoenix Point will contain as many as 16 soldiers, says creator Julian Gollop
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Not a big fan of that, I rather have fewer soldiers to manage. I recently the original UFO Enemy Unknown and in most mission I simply left 3-4 soldiers in the ship while the others did the mission.
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1 Month ago
Loot box odds will be visible by law in China, but publishers don't want to talk about it yetLoot box odds will be visible by law in China, but publishers don't want to talk about it yet
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The odds are probably different from region to region, as Asians tend to buy a lot more of these things than we do. Anyway, I find it funny that China makes such a pro-consumer move before anyone else.Reply
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Im not a lawyer but from a player perspective there seems very little to no regulation and lots of grey areas with lots of gambling targeted at minors which is not "classed" as gambling that really needs to be looked at mobile and facebook games.

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1 Month ago
Keys scammed by email are legit "because they come from the developers", say G2AKeys scammed by email are legit "because they come from the developers", say G2A
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What G2A needs to do is implement some sort of mechanism to allow developers to vet keys that are sold on the market. That is all.

Still on this, I can't understand something. G2A is an open-ish market, people can sell keys obtained from various sources. So:

- I can buy a key when it is on discount and resell it on G2A at a higher price, but still under it's full price.
- I can buy a key in a region where prices are lower due to the local purchasing power being far lower and sell it on G2A for "western" prices.
- I can sell a key that I no longer want. Reasons vary, from being gifted to me, buying a game I already had though a bundle, etc.

Some of these are shady practices no doubt, but I don't see how they directly hurt the developer. In all cases the developer received the pay they originally requested. Yes, you can argue that someone in UK should pay UK prices, but honestly this is a weak argument. We live in a time were information is global, all sorts of region locks are impossible to enforce and in most cases are detrimental to customers. Also, I would like to see someone prove that the UK customer that bought a key from a different region would have bought an UK key if the cheaper key was not available.

- keys "scammed" from developers by pretending to be an youtuber, reviewer, press, etc.

Yeah, these should be stopped from being resold, as the developer hasn't received any payment. The developer hasn't asked for a payment though, but the fact that the they were given based on faking an identity makes them illegal.

A worrying argument I keep hearing, and that I can't understand, is about key being bought with stolen credit cards. How I see this is:

- someone gains access to a credit card number and uses it to buy keys. At this point the developer is probably paid a fraction of the purchase, the rest being send to the retailer, publisher, etc.
- the true owner of the credit card notices the transactions. He or she contacts the bank and the bank attempts to recover the money by issuing chargebacks. Now it gets fuzzy for me. Who is chargedback? Probably, the retailer, so lets say Steam. Steam keeps the cut they received from the original transaction and dumps the chargeback on the developer?

Is someone can explain, please do.
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1 Month ago
Mind-Worm mount unearthed by World of Warcraft's secret hunters after two weeksMind-Worm mount unearthed by World of Warcraft's secret hunters after two weeks
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First thing interesting I've read about WoW in ages :)
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1 Month ago
A definitive ranking of all the Mass Effect games, from worst to bestA definitive ranking of all the Mass Effect games, from worst to best
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I was expecting 4-3-2-1 honestly, but after a bit of thought I would go with 4-3-1-2. Honestly the game is getting worse with each iteration, turning from an RPG to some sort of action game with forgettable characters and weak story.

3 is where the turn to action starts to become obvious. Big battles which honestly feel kind of MMORPG-ish, with phases and everything. And then there is the ending, which for anyone that was there for the RPG and the story, felt like a B movie sort of ending.
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1 Month ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda cracked in less than two weeks despite Denuvo and OriginMass Effect: Andromeda cracked in less than two weeks despite Denuvo and Origin
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For the love of God, please stop using all these heavy-handed approaches to combat piracy. All are at a point where they're more of an inconvenience to legit customer than a deterrence to pirates. I don't want all sort of crap installed on my computer, doing God knows what without my consent or even knowledge. I don't want to depend on crap online DRM to be able to play my otherwise entirely offline games. Because that's what I get right now for being a paying customer ....Reply
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Exactly. To me this is good news so maybe we can get rid of these copy protection things that hinder my enjoyment.

Luckily we have some games on GOG.

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3 Months ago
Cheat makers Bossland ordered to pay Blizzard $8.6 million for copyright infringementCheat makers Bossland ordered to pay Blizzard $8.6 million for copyright infringement
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I tend to agree. This seems like Blizzard attempting to brute force the shutdown of this "tool". Maybe they should focus on making their games more secure instead?


On the other hand, a lot of games these days come with anti-cheating tools, which can be best described as rootkits. If I was to chose between having a rootkit forcefully installed on my machine or having slimy lawyers fighting shady developers ... I think I know which option I would chose.

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Let's be fair here. Blizzard are CONSTANTLY making their games more secure, but these tools require memory manipulation and aren't easy to catch unless you aggressively scan the client running them. If Blizzard did that to your PC you'd flip your shit as it's an invasion of privacy.


Honorbuddy users get caught in a banwave every 1-4 Months.


There was one in (I think) August last year, one in November and there was one today - and the last two were after Honorbuddy's supposedly improved bot detection detector.


It seems like if you're using Honorbuddy at any point you're basically risking getting caught in a banwave and it seems almost certain that getting caught is detection of the bot as opposed to being reported as lots of very careful botters get caught in these banwaves too.

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to Aever's comment in
5 Months ago
We played and wrote about every single game we were sent in a weekWe played and wrote about every single game we were sent in a week
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I'd also like this to become a regular thing. There are so many games around and I like any kind of "bird's eye view" over what's out there and good.


Book of Demons looks absolutely beautiful. It's on my watch list now. Cheers.

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I really enjoyed what I played of it, so I'm glad to hear it caught your attention.

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6 Months ago
57% of gamers are running on AMD Radeon graphics57% of gamers are running on AMD Radeon graphics
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Kind of, yes. But to get the full picture, you need to take into account non-gaming PCs, which no one knows what hardware they use.


But then .. 57% market share, assuming that's all consoles, that means that PC has 43% of the games market?

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PC actually has far more of the market than that. The 57% Radeon hardware percentage already takes into account AMD PC users, so if you take the JPR report figures as gospel, with a total of 410 million PC gamer GPUs in the world and 307 million AMD console GPUs, the PC has 57% of the total gaming market.


But even then that's an estimate so if could be even higher. PC FTW, eh?

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Aever replied to 11 questions on the World of Warships Review
11 Months ago
World of Warships review snippet How does World of Warships run on your PC?
Reasonably well, the game feels much better optimized than WoT. I would expect better framerates though, since the graphics aren't spectacular and the action is fairly slow.
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Aever replied to 4 questions on the Darkest Dungeon Review
1 Year ago
Darkest Dungeon review snippet Would you back another game by %%developer%%?
Let's just say I haven't seen in DD any reason not to. Bu then again, I'll judge any game from them on its own merits, not those of DD.
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Aever replied to 21 questions on the Fallout 4 Review
1 Year ago
Fallout 4 review snippet Is Fallout 4 grindy?
No, it's not grindy, unless you really try to turn it into a grind. Play it as it is supposed to be played and even a bit more and it doesn't have any sort of grind in it.
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