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2 Months ago
Torment: Tides of Numenera's sales have been "disappointing" - but why?Torment: Tides of Numenera's sales have been "disappointing" - but why?
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I picked this game up having never played the original Planescape Torment (but did play some of its peers like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale and their sequels).

I have to say, I'm blown away by the settings. I didn't realize until playing this game how bored I am with normal fantasy. I bounced off Divinity OS and Pillars of Eternity in under 10 hours, I just had no motivation to continue. The 9th world is just so crazy, so out there, I was gripped once I started running into the craziness. I wish the game was longer and the ending was a bit lacking. I'm sad to read it sold poorly because this is a world I want more of.
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Jenks commented on
4 Months ago
Steam needs more than graphs to fix its review bombing problemSteam needs more than graphs to fix its review bombing problem
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User reviews can take into account whatever that user feels is important. I didn't buy firewatch because it was clear that the developer is a total powertripping clown willing to abuse the law for personal reasons. Before you say I'm part of someones army, I've never watched a streamer in my life except for zeroempires who does play by play for age of empires 2 games. However, if they are a fan of that streamer, they should know that too. It's pretty god d*mn simple. User reviews are reviews from users. Do something to piss off the users and they will give a bad review.

And to reiterate, the Firewatch dev is a piece of sh*t, sorry you feel otherwise PCGN.
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5 Months ago
Wolfenstein 2's biggest plot twist is a missed opportunityWolfenstein 2's biggest plot twist is a missed opportunity
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Can anyone else hear loud wet slaps? It kind of sounds like self-gratification.
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Nowhere is safe from this stuff at this point.

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Jenks commented on
6 Months ago
Destiny 2's XP scaling is gone, but it now takes double the XP to earn a loot boxDestiny 2's XP scaling is gone, but it now takes double the XP to earn a loot box
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If you think developers can put loot boxes and other microtransactions into games and have them not affect gameplay, you're wrong. The things we're seeing are only the beginning.
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Jenks commented on
7 Months ago
Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s expansion pass features new characters and a new regionMiddle-earth: Shadow of War’s expansion pass features new characters and a new region
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loot box proponents: "loot boxes subsidize DLC! Everyone wins!"

I see we've already slipped right past that point on the slope.
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7 Months ago
South Park: The Fractured but Whole is getting blasted on Steam for bugsSouth Park: The Fractured but Whole is getting blasted on Steam for bugs
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“God, why didn’t they let Obsidian do this one too?”

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In their defense, Obsidian had major layoffs and isn't what they once were either.


That said, Ubisoft is known for buggy games. Particularly buggy PC games, so no surprise here.

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7 Months ago
Overwatch's loot box system isn't as innocent as it seemsOverwatch's loot box system isn't as innocent as it seems
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This is the best thing I've read on PCGN in a very long time, maybe ever. There are so many drones willing to echo "it's ok if it's just cosmetics!" It's not ok. Cosmetics were an integral part of online games. Unlocking new looks through play randomly or by achievements was rewarding. That fun has been stripped out of games first by microtransactions and now by loot boxes.Reply
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I used to say that, and I would at least say it's the best scenario if one MUST have loot boxes at all, but it still is gambling, I think there's really little room to argue otherwise.


So it should be limited, even banned, from games. Especially AAA full priced ones.

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7 Months ago
The 7 worst PC building crimes and how to avoid themThe 7 worst PC building crimes and how to avoid them
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I definitely was a victim of 4 and 6 on my first few builds 20 years ago.

Related to #2, a buddy of mine couldn't figure out why his pc was running games so poorly. Turned out his wife was doing some cleaning while he was away, unplugged everything from the pc to clean under his desk, and plugged the hdmi into the mobo rather than the video card. Unlike the author his on board video was not disabled so it took him a lot longer to figure out.Reply
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I remember upgrading my first PC, an SX 25, with a DX 100 chip I got from a computer fair at the local leisure centre. As a wee kid I had no idea what this heatsink thing I needed was and was so confused with no interwebs to help.

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8 Months ago
Palmer Luckey talked about VR hentai in a bikini ahead of an HTC Vive stage appearancePalmer Luckey talked about VR hentai in a bikini ahead of an HTC Vive stage appearance
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What do you mean "damaging?" Damaging to Hillary Clinton?Reply
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Did some pretty bad damage to his being-a-CEO

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8 Months ago
Eve Online players commemorate the game's largest ever theft with a songEve Online players commemorate the game's largest ever theft with a song
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What a sociopathReply
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Er, I don't think you understand what that word means. His explanation for his actions are the opposite of sociopathy.

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