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Total War: Warhammer 2 may be revealed next week, and everything else Creative Assembly are doingTotal War: Warhammer 2 may be revealed next week, and everything else Creative Assembly are doing
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Looks like an announcement for the Lustria/new world game. Especially given the thing which looks like a ziggurat in the background.
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Fallout 4 will be playable in VR at this year's E3Fallout 4 will be playable in VR at this year's E3
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As someone who has spent the past 2 years studying what works and what doesn't... Fallout 4 VR is a real slap to the face.

Just... How? How are they going to overcome the inherent control difficulties? how are they going to make people not feel sick? How are they going to make use of the roomsized VR? How are they going to make use of the Controllers?

Skyrim was one of the ones i studied, and came to the conclusion that Skyrim, as much as i loved it, was not the kind of game VR was going to work with.

Not to say that First Person VR doesn't work with traditional controls, it just needs quite a large bit of redesigning the user experience first
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How much do omnidirectional treadmills help? I realise the cost is prohibitive.

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3 Months ago
Dawn of War 3 units - all the confirmed and rumoured units so farDawn of War 3 units - all the confirmed and rumoured units so far
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Morkanuat and Gorkanaut are 2 different units with the same hull. I can't remember what the difference between them is as I have very rarely seen Orks on tabletop.
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Hearthstone streamer's card collection was so huge Blizzard had to improve their server techHearthstone streamer's card collection was so huge Blizzard had to improve their server tech
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The real question is how quickly could he do it if he asked for donations for the purpose explicitly.
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Rowan the Roman commented on
7 Months ago
N++ finally hits Steam on August 25, bringing an incredible indie platformer to PCN++ finally hits Steam on August 25, bringing an incredible indie platformer to PC
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Gods I remember playing this in secondary school.
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10 Months ago
New heroes, generals, an entire race and more coming as free Total War: Warhammer DLCNew heroes, generals, an entire race and more coming as free Total War: Warhammer DLC
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I will hazard a guess at wood elves.Reply
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Judging from the shape and heraldry of the shield used to represent the new race I'd wager Bretonnia.

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Worst League of Legends skinsWorst League of Legends skins
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Okay, a couple of things: Firstly most of the really early skins were strict recolours and with the exception of 1 or 2 they all are rather lackluster.

It is somewhat probably that the artist who drew Sivir wanted to draw her winding up to throw than impossibly huge metal throwing glaive which appears to be heavier than she is. I say this as that picture looks a great deal like an attempt at counterbalancing without resorting to hammer throw stance. Impractical weapons lead to artwork with odd poses while the artist tries to work out how someone would use the weapon.

The artist who drew headhunter Nidalee appears to have wanted to get an indication of her transformation, note the ghostly lion superimposed over her.

Also worth noting that backstory is ignored on a great number of skins in favor of giving over to a gimmick, why would Cho'gath be wearing a top hat? why not, it is funny.

And now to mention the topic with possibly the biggest divide. There is nothing inherently wrong about sexy skins and just because a character looks sexy doesn't mean people will view them as objects. Some people see looking sexy as a a way of expressing confidence and power. The only issue I see is the comparatively low number of male skins using the same principle, off the top of my head only pool party graves, most of draven's skins and gladiator xin. If you take into account the principle of "art reflects life" skimpy clothing for characters in modern media really isn't a surprise.

Eventually it all comes down to personal preference with the only objective way of measuring a skin I can think of being how much is different e.g. texture?model+texture?model+texture+voice? etc. However even then you could still make a skin that many people didn't like. The best approach they can take is by far the option of creating diverse skins for each character as that gives players options. Hell if you have people cos-playing a skin there must be people who like the skin.Reply
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I wanted to have a section about sexy male skins, but there weren't nearly enough of them to be worth it. I kept Gragas as pure comedy value. Heartseeker Varus was my favourite, and the only one I found that even came close to the objectification of the women.

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1 Year ago
Microsoft, Nvidia and Square Enix showcase DirectX 12 with a sobbing womanMicrosoft, Nvidia and Square Enix showcase DirectX 12 with a sobbing woman
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I suspect that the reason is that it is incredibly difficult to create a realistic representation of it because of how it is composed in reality. Think about it, most things can be made to look rather good using good quality texturing. This doesn't work for hair because in reality hair isn't a single thing. It's thousands of individual entities forming a general structure.


This makes it a really good demo item and it only becomes a better one when you consider that it is something that people can relate to easily as they can compare it to reality.

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There's tens of thousands of things, both in and out of nature, they could choose to use to demonstrate the same thing just as effectively.

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Update: Steam chat was censoring any mention of one torrent website but it's fixed nowUpdate: Steam chat was censoring any mention of one torrent website but it's fixed now
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Er, in what way is it blocked in the UK? I had never heard of the site before not but being in the UK I thought it worth checking if it were blocked. No errors getting to it and it certainly looks like it is the right site.


Would you please clarify in what way the site is "blocked in the UK".

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For about a year now UK ISPs have been blocking access to various torrent sites, and Kickass Torrents was blocked last week. Various proxy sites may be live, but the main Kickass Torrents website has been blocked.

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Assassin's Creed Unity AMD performance issues provoke prompt Ubisoft responseAssassin's Creed Unity AMD performance issues provoke prompt Ubisoft response
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They are releasing another game focussed more on that. I still don't think I will buy another AC game. For the most part they really fail to impress me. Especially given they they are full of really bad assassins...

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I recently sold my xbox, so I won't be getting that until sometime in 2015 when/if they port it over, but yeah I suppose.


As for impressing, I was well and truly done with the franchise after the giant turd that was AC3, but finally gave in and got AC4 after a lot of praise from friends, and loved the hell out of it, so I'm hoping Rogue will continue that line of pirate sea shanty goodness. I don't personally hold much hope for Unity, and quite frankly the requirements for running it are obscene, so I doubt I'll ever get to play it.

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