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1 Month ago
Sonic Forces shows off classic Sonic gameplay in a revamped Green Hill ZoneSonic Forces shows off classic Sonic gameplay in a revamped Green Hill Zone
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If it's meant to be a faithful remaster (which I'm pretty sure it's not?) then it looks really solid. But if it's trying to 'bring back sonic', then I think the 2d platform genre is the wrong way to go about it.
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1 Month ago
Legend of Grimrock designers announce Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir ForestLegend of Grimrock designers announce Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest
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Menhir, that's like a big stone isn't it? If I remember Asterix right.
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2 Months ago
Microsoft’s Windows 10 keylogger, how to get rid and the Creators Update changes afootMicrosoft’s Windows 10 keylogger, how to get rid and the Creators Update changes afoot
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I'm probably blind and biased by memory, but WinXP was the peak where controlling my computer was a bit like molding clay, the user had all the control to make something beautiful or make a mess.
Win10 feels like captaining a fairly autonomous ship where most of the crew are lying to me. Nothing really goes wrong, but I don't feel like I'm at all in control.Reply
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Love that analogy!

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llubtoille responded to et operiet ipsos formido comment in
3 Months ago
Steam are paying more tax in ten countries, but it will be up to publishers to increase pricesSteam are paying more tax in ten countries, but it will be up to publishers to increase prices
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This is a response to rising sales taxes on _all_ digital distributors, right? It shouldn't impact Steam any more than it impacts all other digital distributors in those jurisdictions. Essentially, should still be status quo as far as market dominance goes.

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Probably, though there's always the element of the consumer saying 'sure, I live in this low-tax region'.

I recall with 3ds, it allowed me to pick from a list of regions with the tax rate stated beside each XD

Steam is a bit trickier to dupe than that I believe.

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Steam are paying more tax in ten countries, but it will be up to publishers to increase pricesSteam are paying more tax in ten countries, but it will be up to publishers to increase prices
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Makes sense.
This will likely hurt steam more than anyone as they shouldn't be making anything off the increased prices, while still pushing customers towards other options (3rd party key-traders, retail, going without).Reply
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This is a response to rising sales taxes on _all_ digital distributors, right? It shouldn't impact Steam any more than it impacts all other digital distributors in those jurisdictions. Essentially, should still be status quo as far as market dominance goes.

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3 Months ago
Blizzard unveil new Efi Oladele teaseBlizzard unveil new Efi Oladele tease
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Well League does have their child-character Annie, who gets killed time and again without much protest.
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3 Months ago
"They're bigger than anything we've ever done" - Three new games from Bethesda"They're bigger than anything we've ever done" - Three new games from Bethesda
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If Square Enix can get away with it...

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Short of infringing on copyright, they can 'get away' with calling their game whatever they like (unless 'fans' actually get murderous, but then the game just wouldn't come out).

I wonder who won the civil war, presumably a Sky2 would have to canonize that.

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"Record number of titles reaching PC gamers in 2016" claims ESA report"Record number of titles reaching PC gamers in 2016" claims ESA report
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Unless I can't math anymore, 0.2 / 30.2 = a 0.66% increaseReply
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6 is definitely involved.


Ah, that'll do.

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Bethesda don't seem to know what Fallout 4 is anymoreBethesda don't seem to know what Fallout 4 is anymore
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I think a lot of the problems people ran into first time through, involved how conflicting the junk/crafting system is with the exploration aspect.

If they cannot get over the hording mentality behind collecting junk, they quickly become over-encumbered and have to return home far more frequently than the previous games where junk was mostly just junk, which absolutely destroys the otherwise quite good flow of the game.

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Yeah, I went through that as well. The problem is that the game does a poor job at telling you what's important and what's not. They probably imagined people will focus on building something, mark the materials they need and go on exploring. But what people do is ... carry everything back home, just in case. At which point the inventory system becomes a chore. They could have explained that much better or add a system to work around it (e.g. call a settler from one of your settlement to carry the stuff home while you are free to continue exploring).

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11 Months ago
"Torrent my game instead of supporting shady resellers, I'll even give you the link," says game dev"Torrent my game instead of supporting shady resellers, I'll even give you the link," says game dev
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Does Greenman Gaming fall into the same category as G2A?Reply
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I've not heard of any real complaints about GMG and their key handlings yet. What they do is different than G2A, they go out of their way to source their keys in a way where they're sure that people are profiting (store front, publisher, developer, et cetera).


The difference is is that G2A seems to be buying up keys from fraudsters using fake credit cards. From what I understand about GMG's business practices, they wouldn't do that.


That's just from what I've heard, mind you. But they do seem to be much better about that.

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llubtoille replied to a question on the Fallout 4 Review
1 Year ago
Fallout 4 review snippet Is Fallout 4 grindy?
After over 30 hours of playtime and an equal number of levels I realized I had made no actual progress - the constant micromanagement that is the minuteman faction was holding me back from actually playing the game. A new character and I left the minutemen trapped in their little hole and focusing on the main story, finally reached diamond city. a lot more fun was had as I steadily ignored all the junk I had previously obsessively collected, and without it weighing me down (literally) I felt freed to actually explore and make progress without the constant need to return to 'home' near-hourly. The story was finished and I feel rather numb about it all, it had potential but I felt like too much an impotent puppet for it to be really made the most of.
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