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The Great Gratzby has recently been playing Mirage: Arcane Warfare, Ohm Studio and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms


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5 Months ago
April Fools 2017: all the gags from around the gaming worldApril Fools 2017: all the gags from around the gaming world
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CDPR cheated themselves out of a mint by not actually releasing that Geralt figurine.
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The next Elder Scrolls game announced for PC...is DLC for a pinball gameThe next Elder Scrolls game announced for PC...is DLC for a pinball game
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First it was ES Legends, now it's a pinball tie-in. I wonder how many spin-off games/licensing handouts there'll be before the next announcement..
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Unfortunately TES has ceased to be an intellectual property and has mutated into a franchise. We'll be seeing themed hamburgers before we get another game.

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11 Months ago
Smite Tactics repurposes the MOBA series' lore for turn-based strategySmite Tactics repurposes the MOBA series' lore for turn-based strategy
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To fully capture the feel of the original, I hope the units will tell me to get the fuck out of their lane, call me a worthless f****t, abandon the game randomly and just generally act like raging shits any time I click on them or try to do anything at all.
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The Great Gratzby replied to 4 questions on the Inside Review
12 Months ago
Inside review snippet Would you want to live in Inside's world?
What makes you think we don't?
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The Great Gratzby commented on
1 Year ago
Why do we spend hundreds of hours playing games we don't like?Why do we spend hundreds of hours playing games we don't like?
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I can't speak for the phenomenon in general, but when it comes to reviews, it's an eternal double bind. Play fewer than x hours -- and you'd be amazed how high x can go -- and you're not entitled to an opinion/didn't give it a chance/missed the bit where the game suddenly got really amazing/obviously just wanted to hate it/are a stupid child with a stunted attention span. Play for x hours or more and lol why did you play this game so much if you didn't like it?
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Why do we always play as good guys? The psychology behind moral choices in gamesWhy do we always play as good guys? The psychology behind moral choices in games
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My actions in a game depend almost entirely on the believability of the moral landscape being portrayed. Nine times out of ten, this is some mawkish, overscripted candyfloss that thinks it's clever, so I have no qualms about shooting innocent bystanders in the face or selling pleading synths to the local Radio Shack. In fact, I'm *more likely* to do these things, out of mirth or some passive revenge against the writers. In those rarely immersive gems such as the Witcher series, I'll consider the world and the people around me more carefully, and be better rewarded for the consideration.Reply
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Which says that you're metaphorically willing to hurt people to make a point about something you don't like. On a more realistic scale, it implies that you'd hurt feelings and damage people emotionally just to get your dom on. I can't share that in common with you, to me it's just a fascinating facet of depravity I can only observe.

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1 Year ago
The Emotional Games Awards are now a thing - no, reallyThe Emotional Games Awards are now a thing - no, really
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Oh, just come right out and call it the Feels Awards alreadyReply
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I second this motion.

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The Great Gratzby replied to a question on the Mad Max Review
1 Year ago
Mad Max review snippet How good is the Mad Max story?
Max lose car. Need new car. Sometime accent slip.
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The Great Gratzby replied to 3 questions on the Darkest Dungeon Review
1 Year ago
Darkest Dungeon review snippet WHAT WAXEN, BELLOWING, SPONGE-LIKE ABOMINATION DOES Darkest Dungeon CONJURE?
My god, Carter, it was everywhere -- and nowhere! A gibbering, squamous nightmare from beyond those most feverish nightmares of frost-rimed Leng and the spiraling pit of Abshu-Agar, that rings with the maddening, piping voices of The Ones Who Came Before -- No! I cannot describe it further! I beg you, Carter, burn my notes, delete my XBOX profile, dispose of that unspeakable, malevolent tome, and never again install.... THE DARKEST DUNGEON.
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The Great Gratzby replied to 3 questions on the Alien: Isolation Review
1 Year ago
Alien: Isolation review snippet How good an FPS is Alien: Isolation?
If the S stands for Screamer, then yeah, it's pretty good.
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The Great Gratzby replied to 10 questions on the Dirty Bomb Review
1 Year ago
Dirty Bomb review snippet How bleak is the end of the world in Dirty Bomb?
It's just kind of deserted. Not the end of the world so much as after closing time on a Sunday when there's a game on in a completely different part of town.
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The Great Gratzby replied to 12 questions on the Fallout 4 Review
1 Year ago
Fallout 4 review snippet Would Fallout 4 please a dog person?
You murder far more dogs in this game than you save. Caveat canis.
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The Great Gratzby replied to 3 questions on the Endless Legend Review
1 Year ago
Endless Legend review snippet Is Endless Legend scary?
Do not play this game if triggered by hexagons.
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The Great Gratzby replied to a question on the Heroes of the Storm Review
1 Year ago
Heroes of the Storm review snippet How imaginative is the Heroes of the Storm lore?
It consists of an awkward throat clearing and an admonition to not pay it much attention.
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The Great Gratzby replied to 12 questions on the Magic Duels Review
1 Year ago
Magic Duels review snippet Does magic in Magic Duels feel powerful?
My cat has regurgitated things with more impact than this.
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Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Releases Cinematic Launch Trailer, is full of CGI rat deathWarhammer: End Times Vermintide Releases Cinematic Launch Trailer, is full of CGI rat death
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I was sure this was going to be trash, but the beta more than pleasantly surprised me. A little disappointing that it really was just an unabashed Left 4 Dead xerox, and I don't mean "inspired by," I mean like "whoah ho ho, they're not even pretending here", but still really cool and fun, strong impact, nice visuals, good VA. Left 5 Rats might actually be that rarest of today's endangered beasts: a Warhammer game worth playing.

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Yea I know absolutely nothing about the Warhammer universe and I bought this mainly as a distraction until Fallout 4 comes out, but this game is just plain fun...it helps that I have 500+ hours between L4D 1 and 2, and this absolutely clones the L4D gameplay in the best way possible.

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Star Citizen earned more in 2014 than all videogame Kickstarters combinedStar Citizen earned more in 2014 than all videogame Kickstarters combined
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Of course it's paid off. I don't believe anyone ever claimed selling promises wasn't profitable, only that it perhaps wasn't ethical on the part of the seller or a sound investment on the part of the buyer. See also: televangelism.Reply
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Still have the Star Citizen auto-downvote bot running, I see. Good for you. For the record though, I don't actually have any strong feelings about the potential game. It might come out and be amazing, or it might come out and be quite good, or just kind of decent, or it might be awful, or it might never see the light of day while people keep pumping disgusting quantities of money into it. We don't know, and neither, pointedly, do the guys who dropped a thousand bucks on an imaginary status symbol they might get to pretend to fly one day.

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WildStar will go free-to-play with mammoth Reloaded update on September 29thWildStar will go free-to-play with mammoth Reloaded update on September 29th
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No. A punishing grind designed by glib atavists doesn't get any better because it drops, or rather moves its price tag. If one has an itch that needs scratching, there are other, better cost-free MMORPG options that are that way by design rather than desperation, I recommend more or less any of those instead. Except perhaps Archeage. Don't play Archeage.Reply
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I hate MMO's that just shove grind into your face. I'm okay with MMO's that make the grind, not seem like a grind. I tried WS at launch, and I get exactly what you're saying. I tried ArcheAge as well, and again, I get what you're saying.

BUT, I recently got into the beta for the F2P WS transistion and... I was pleasantly surprised.. Comparing it to launch, at least for me, I was mindblown. Everything was streamlined, not so much A-B-A questing, I *couldn't tell IF at any point I was grinding*, because I am actually having fun. Yeah, that's right, I'm having fun. Bringing a friend or 2 helps.

My point being, try it(again) ;)

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