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Microsoft’s Mixer allows for four person co-streamingMicrosoft’s Mixer allows for four person co-streaming
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I had assumed that crowd streaming was more of a detriment than a benefit to a company like TellTale. Tt make story-driven playthrough games, with a focus on player manipulation giving the appearance of cause-and-effect. 9 times out of 10, your choices don't make much difference to the overall story arc, and episodes tend to progress in the same linear path no matter your choices (excluding The Wolf Among Us' choice of investigation location).

To make it so easy for streamers to upload footage/playthrough of your game surely only reduces the number of people who buy and play your game (less likely to invest into a game that you've already watched through). Maybe I'm wrong, and people want to see what effect their choices will make. From my perspective, that sounds like the kind of person who would also want to play a 2nd playthrough.
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Destiny 2 won't be using solely peer-to-peer serversDestiny 2 won't be using solely peer-to-peer servers
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To quote the passage: "The server is authoritative over how the game progresses, and each player is authoritative over their own movement and abilities."

They're trying to suggest that server connection introduces a delay/latency between the players, so by removing this (and making moment-to-moment gameplay P2P) they'll reduce latency between player. Problem is individual player lag, resulting in the lagging player still having authoritative control over their location, but giving problems/difficulty to the others on the server (flying/jumping around the map, inconsistent/inaccurate movements, pears walking in straight lines from the lagger's perspective making it easier to hit/kill them). There is a reason P2P is avoided on PC. Ubisoft seemed to believe they could fix/avoid the problem with For Honor, yet that game came out a mess. Now Bungie are doing the same. Not trying to save money - talk about some bs. If a game as time-sensitive as League of Legends (or as reactive in the FPS market as Battlefield/CSGO) can compete with server performance, Destiny should be plenty capable of running the moment-to-moment activities (movement, bullet collision, etc.) server-side.

They're cheating out by claiming they've invested heavily into the background server side for account management (i.e. level, glimmer, equipment, guilds, etc.), but these are investments that would be needed both in the case of P2P or server-hosted gameplay. Truth is that server gameplay requires a far larger pile of servers to run the moment-to-moment activities, not only as a larger (2 to 3 times) set up cost, but also as data/electricity consumption into the future. They've weighed up the benefits/negatives for server side against P2P, and decided that it is not worth the cost. P2P ruins PvP gameplay, and reduces the quality of all multiplayer quality. This is unavoidable; no matter what tactics for lag-compensation/estimations Bungie apply there'll always be people with poor internet connections, causing problems for all others they play with in a P2P setting.
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No, AOC's new monitor can't perform high-res magic tricksNo, AOC's new monitor can't perform high-res magic tricks
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QDP2 commented on
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Squad say "core" Kerbal team haven't left for Valve after allSquad say "core" Kerbal team haven't left for Valve after all
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With all the backdoor complaints and poor media coming out of Squad (against the company's management, not the workers themselves), I find it hard to believe much of what they say...
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2K could be working on a new Bioshock or Borderlands game2K could be working on a new Bioshock or Borderlands game
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Umm, we've already seen a tech demo for the next Borderlands game, I'm not really sure how this is news...
I'm still hoping it gets announced at E3 this year, but if the fiscal report suggests a 2018 release then I doubt there'll be anything more than a teaser ready.
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Lawbreakers PC is getting better thanks to the PS4 portLawbreakers PC is getting better thanks to the PS4 port
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I can account to a whole 24 minutes of gameplay here. Steam timer seems to be off as I participated in multiple of the Betas :P


Either way, the game lacked depth to me. Gun-play wasn't satisfying, and the anti-gravity zones didn't bring much at all to the combat.


EDIT: Spelling

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I see your 24 minutes and raise you 29!


Which is probably not accurate either. I cut my internet FPS teeth on Cliffy B's arenas in UT games but I just didn't like the feel of Lawbreakers at all. It seemed like there was no fluidity in movement and it all felt clumsy, I just couldn't get into it.


(BTW - I also played more than timer here suggests - only an hour or two in two different betas).


(edit - changed words & stuff)

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Call of Duty won’t be coming to Battle.net - unless it doesCall of Duty won’t be coming to Battle.net - unless it does
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Destiny 2 makes sense: It lacks a PC player base so without selling on Steam, Origin or Battle.net; there would be a small reception and fewer sales than work they've invested into the port. CoD on the other hand, would just be investing money to loose profits (giving away a large sales % to Blizzard).

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Agree, but ultimatly EA has been shaping the Blizzard App (it isn't B.net anymore because EA wants to make it a marketplace) to be more an Origin 2.0

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Call of Duty won’t be coming to Battle.net - unless it doesCall of Duty won’t be coming to Battle.net - unless it does
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Battle.net was never really built to be a marketplace. Currently, all games on their app are displayed down the side of the window, and to my knowledge they are not hide-able (even when you do not own the titles).

To introduce CoD titles to Battle.net would not be beneficial for either company. For Battle.net to sell multiple shooters on their service would reduce sale counts for Destiny 2 when it arrives. CoD would just be loosing profits (I guess 30%?) to Battle.net for using their servers. They already has a large market share, and fans who follow the title before it's platform location (swapping from MS to Sony when they became the dominant platform for pro play). Their main profits come from consoles before PC anyway, so I highly doubt they'd want to invest into another PC marketplace. I'm still shocked they choose to sell on Steam (at 30% loss of profits) when they undoubtedly could have made their own storefront and taken all profits for the titles.Reply
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Losing profits to Battle.net? It's all eventually going to the same company. Obviously Destiny 2 coming out on Battle.net exclusively is part of an effort to expand the service as a marketplace, and bring all Activision-Blizzard titles under the same banner giving them complete control.

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What will set the PC version of Destiny 2 apart, from the people making itWhat will set the PC version of Destiny 2 apart, from the people making it
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Question I'd pitch to developers: Save data/rewards transfer for Destiny 1 players. Will PC players get to transfer save data/rewards if they're changing platforms (from console to PC)?

Unfortunately, I get the feeling that Destiny 1 player rewards are not fully planned out yet, never-mind the idea of linking the servers to allow transfer of data to the new platform.Reply
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If the cross-save rumour between PS4 and PC is true, this might be more possible than you'd think, but yeah, I wouldn't have high hopes.

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League of Legends patch 7.10: Pulsefire Caitlyn plus Heimerdinger and Rammus reworksLeague of Legends patch 7.10: Pulsefire Caitlyn plus Heimerdinger and Rammus reworks
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Any sources for this? I'd love to see the Urgot rework soon (my money's still on Star Guardian Urgot releases before Graves Cigar returns).

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there was a leak online a moth or so ago, all of the leaks have come true thus far so its pretty legit

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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review
1 Year ago
Surgeon Simulator 2013 review snippet How gory is Surgeon Simulator 2013?
Not bad after the 1st couple of transplants.
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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the League of Legends Review
1 Year ago
League of Legends review snippet Which characters would you recommend to starting players?
Support is great if you have a friend who can play a crucial and talk you through your mistakes, but you'll have to be good friends and willing to accept where you're wrong to learn fast.
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QDP2 replied to 2 questions on the Broforce Review
1 Year ago
Broforce review snippet Does Broforce respect the military?
If you are questioning this game being offensive you probably shouldn't be playing it, as it certainly isn't meant to be taken seriously, or ever to be considered like real-life xD
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QDP2 replied to 9 questions on the Antichamber Review
2 Years ago
Antichamber review snippet What are gamers first impressions of Antichamber
By far my favourite mind game, brilliant challenge!
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