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LordCrash commented on
6 Months ago
Ken Levine will put “a little friction” in his new game, make it harder than BioShockKen Levine will put “a little friction” in his new game, make it harder than BioShock
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It can only get better after the absolute mess that was Bioshock Infinite.
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LordCrash commented on
7 Months ago
Ghost Recon Wildlands PC reviewGhost Recon Wildlands PC review
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Thanks for the honest review. It's probably the only mainstream review that truly dismantles this really awful story and its sobby morals. Wildlands is endless repetition without and proper and considerate motivation and the size of its world only deepens the issue that you don't have anything to do there that is really worth your precious time.
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7 Months ago
PS4 exclusives like Uncharted 4 could be heading to PC via PlayStation NowPS4 exclusives like Uncharted 4 could be heading to PC via PlayStation Now
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The big question for me is when the service will finally be available in Germany. It's taking like forever...
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7 Months ago
Microsoft subscription service Xbox Game Pass won’t be available on PCMicrosoft subscription service Xbox Game Pass won’t be available on PC
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Well, the bigger issue is that many of the games on the list won't be avaiable on PC since there is no port and no emulator for old 360 games on PC. Maybe they'll release one but I doubt it will be anytime soon.

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The service definitely won't introduce any new port-tools for the games. Only "Play Anywhere" titles will be available for non-xBox owners, and that is a stretch (they certainly can disable the play-anywhere status, just as my previous comment says, it would be harder for them to do that than to just leave it on).

The previous comment was never a judgement over whether or not it's worth subscribing to the game-pass for PC only. Just my opinion on the probability of whether or not you could play the "Play Anywhere" games.

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7 Months ago
Bolivia threaten legal action over Ghost Recon Wildlands' depiction of the countryBolivia threaten legal action over Ghost Recon Wildlands' depiction of the country
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Very well deserved, Ubisoft.

They really get less and less self-aware about their storytelling. There is a visible trend arching from The Division to Watch_Dogs 2 and now to GR Wildlans. That their whole narrative setting and the actual execution is contentwise and morally troubled would be a great understandment.

I doubt Ubisoft really looked into not only the political implications of their work but also into what sort of fantasy they actually sell with this game. Small hint: You're NOT the hero in all of these games. But Ubisoft never makes that clear or puts that into proper perspective that basically all your actions are legally and morally questionable.

Extra Credits once made a great video about the pretty terrible message of The Division and how the player is motivated to kill American citizens on US soil without jurisdiction. Wildlands is similarly troubled. Basically, the player is a CIA terrorist that murders people in a foreign country for no obvious reason other than "somebody said they were the bad guys and we had to kill them all". I don't see why US operators should be forced to act like that even IF a drug cartel took over another country. The real "war on drugs" was never morally or legally justified in the first place, but at least it was targeted on destroying the drug production, not on killing people. GR Wildlands is basically a killing simulator in which you take the role of an assassin but in comparison to e.g. Hitman there is no explanatory context to it and there is no clear indication that you are the bad guy, quite the opposite. Obviously Ubisoft wants us to believe that all these cartel (and government) people deserve to die by the hand of illegal US operators just because they produce cocain in their own country - a democratic (!) country that has a quite different opinion about drug production in real life which makes the whole issue even the more troubled. Especially if you think about the fact that Bolivia is on the "list of evil countries" of many conservative war-hawks in the US. Not because they are an actual threat to Americans but because they have a socialist government and because they stick to their tradition of producing cocain since it's just a part of their life.

If I didn't know it any better I could think that this game was made by US intelligence officials for propaganda matters. Because that's what it does and that's the message it conveys. That this so painfully self-unaware and uncritical product comes from a French team is both weird and sad. It's really time to rethink storytelling and the message of violence in videogames at Ubisoft once again because right now, it sucks balls.Reply
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Yeah....I think you went too far into the rabbit hole here.

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7 Months ago
Bretonnia are now available (for free) in Total War: Warhammer, sequel is coming nextBretonnia are now available (for free) in Total War: Warhammer, sequel is coming next
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They should really cut the prices for all the DLCs then.
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8 Months ago
New Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 appsNew Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 apps
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But it kinda is.


Because anything unexpected for a user is a nightmare. Maybe not for him, but for someone who will be obligated to help and/or advice him what to do. For support operators. For everyone, hot tech-savy like YOU

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Well, in my experience, everyone who doesn't understand what this checkbox means shouldn't install software themselves anyway. That's just how it is. So no, there is no difference for support operators imho. The same people who needed support before will still need support now. Everybody who got along installing stuff themselves won't need any help with this either.

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8 Months ago
New Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 appsNew Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 apps
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A warning pop-up when installing Win32 programs results in an "absolute nightmare" for users???

Wow, relax. It's just a pop-up that disappears with a simple click of a button, nothing that justifies a rant.

And to be honest, UWP apps ARE much safer than Win32 apps since they don't have access to vital functions in the Windows kernel. That's just a fact. That being said, I think there should (and must) be a security option that allows experienced users to disable that checkbox at their own risk. That's about it, not a big issue after all.Reply
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I like how UWP apps don't leave a trail of files and registries behind all over the system. UWP apps keep them contained in 1 folder.

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8 Months ago
Halo Wars 2’s physical edition has been cancelled in the USHalo Wars 2’s physical edition has been cancelled in the US
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The simple truth is that giving 30% to Steam is kind of stupid if you have the server architecture yourself. If you don't want to use the Windows Store, well, it's your loss.

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No its M$ loss, they are failing to make sales because they refuse to use the most widely used gaming platform on the planet. Let me put it to you this way, if you use the market and only sell around 40000 copies but if it was on Steam and it sold 200000 copies to me that out does any lose they take to 30 percent. Which one do you thinks makes more sense when you are reaching a far more receptive audience?

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8 Months ago
Torment devs apologise for cutting stretch goals, future content to be "free to all backers"Torment devs apologise for cutting stretch goals, future content to be "free to all backers"
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Now I'm really happy that I only backed for a digital copy.Reply
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I did too, but you know what? I'd rather they concentrated on making a good game than some daft stretch goals that were clearly only at the ideas stage. Sometimes ideas sound good on paper and are actually crap in practice.

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LordCrash replied to 7 questions on the Dying Light Review
1 Year ago
Dying Light review snippet How good an FPS is Dying Light?
It's much more about melee than e.g. Dead Island was. But the FPS part is functional.
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LordCrash replied to 15 questions on the Crusader Kings II Review
1 Year ago
Crusader Kings II review snippet Does Crusader Kings II reward political manouvering?
Yes, it's the core of the game.
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LordCrash replied to 3 questions on the Star Wars Battlefront Review
1 Year ago
Star Wars Battlefront review snippet On a scale of Episode 1=terrible and Episode 5=good, where does Star Wars Battlefront stand?
You don't do Episode 1 justice by comparing it to Battlefront.
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LordCrash replied to 15 questions on the Fallout 4 Review
1 Year ago
Fallout 4 review snippet Is Fallout 4 grindy?
Hell, yes. Grind is in its DNA.
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LordCrash replied to 11 questions on the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review
1 Year ago
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review snippet What makes The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt mature?
Sadly, not much anymore. It's a step back from TW1 and TW2, certainly in order to appeal to a bigger market. Compared to the novels TW3 is really immature.
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