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JCC Gaming Förceboat Parté - JC G4m3z thr34d (Gaming General Discussion)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ender Sai, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 7

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    Ugh that really stinks. I was looking forward to that.
     
  2. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    It's a generic live service game with an IP skin slapped on. I assume the negative reaction to the gameplay trailers is causing the publisher to panic and attempt to rework things enough to assuage people while not jeopardizing that sweet, sweet long-term monetization plan. I wish them luck with that (not really).
     
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  3. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah they may as well have cancelled it.
     
  4. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 7

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    Eh whatever. I barely had any interest in Gotham Knights, and really the only DC games that I've liked are the Injustice fighting games by the Mortal Kombat studios.
     
  5. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Everything I've heard says they'd need a much bigger delay to rework the game. As it stands, it's still going be "shoot the purple balls with Captain Boomerang".
     
  6. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 7

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    I mean, it was trying to ride the coattails of the Arkham games, what did they expect when people found out it was nothing like them?
     
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  7. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yesssss

    Mega Man Battle Network Collection is here….
     
  8. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Haven't heard of this before, but just general anime gaming neatness by TRIGGER:

     
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  9. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah so I was intrigued enough to look that up, and it’s an F2P mobile port. Thanks but no thanks.
     
  10. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 7

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    Playing the original (well, remastered) version of Dead Island and, well, it's as weird as I remember it.
    Oh, it's a perfectly serviceable zombie killer where you customize ridiculous weapons, and generic plotline. It's weird in that there's... weird gaps?
    You are sent to the city to get food, medicine and other supplies, and the head of your survivor group messages you to tell you that "the orphan girl I told you about is real sick" and later that she "died" - only, he never mentioned her before! You are sent to investigate a helicopter crash and see what you can find, and when you get there you find a survivor who you immediately lead away to safety... and later on a character refers to "the Semtex you recovered from the helicopter crash". Oh, and that guy you rescued says his buddies have a satellite phone and can get you off the island - over the course of most of the game you are tracking them down and finally find their location... which is empty (I guess they died) and instead of a satellite phone there's a radio, which you contact his people who say they'll be sending another helicopter. You never hear from them, or the original guy, ever again. Not even a "Ha ha, sorry chumps, I'm the only one getting off the island".
    It's just a deeply, deeply weird game in some ways.

    There's also the thought lurking in the background of "Why am I helping, all these people are likely dead in the end" which was hammered home in the sequel Dead Island Riptide where you are treated to a montage at the end of the game showing all the people you helped being brutally killed by zombies.
     
  11. tom

    tom Chosen One star 8

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    the games were definitely messy and weird, i chalk that up to being developed by such a small team without much of a budget. but i thought the first game was one of the most fun co-op experiences with a couple friends that i've ever had gaming. "riptide" was almost unplayable due to the infuriating boat mechanics.

    right now i'm obsessed with project zomboid. been playing it with a few friends and the more you realize how much is possible in the world the more addictive it becomes.
     
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  12. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 7

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    I played Dead Island a lot back in the day, but I barely remember Dead Island Riptide.

    The irony, of course, is that I'm a PC gamer that won't use Epic Games so I won't be playing Dead Island 2 any time in the near future...
     
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  13. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Force Ghost star 5

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    I honestly don't get the point of buying from Epic Games when I have Steam.
     
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  14. mnjedi

    mnjedi JCC Arena Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    I played some on steam when I guess it was technically still in beta or whatever. Games are fast and it’s enjoyable enough. Idk how it plays on a phone though.
     
  15. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Hold onto yer butts, Twitter is going to explode again....

    The UK's CMA has said no to the MS-ABK merger.

    https://www.videogameschronicle.com...blocked-microsofts-acquisition-of-activision/

    The usual citing of appeal and claims the regulator doesn't understand the gaming business have followed from MS and ABK. That latter claim is probably more for PR but it's still a pretty stupid claim to make. Regulators do understand the business they exist to regulate.

    Also interesting to note that console game exclusivity was not the main reason for rejection but MS' dominance of cloud gaming and the likely future of it.
     
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  16. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Im pretty surprised for sure. Some of their reasoning is weird though. It essentially boiled down to: Given enough time AB will come up with their own cloud service increasing competition instead of using MS cloud platform.

    Am i reading that correct? Does any gamer want another cloud platform from freaking AB?
     
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  17. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good news for consumers if a little weird to see the UK government do something right for once.
     
  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Like this deal has ever been about what gamers want.

    CoD on GP? Doesn't require acquisition. ABK could put all their titles on GP right now, they refuse to.

    If MS and ABK had been smarter, ABK could have said they'd decided to partner with MS on Xcloud - I'm not sure there's any way to stop that. Instead they went for this crude, sledgehammer brute force road.

    And Kotick is once again putting out press releases where he sounds like a mobster
     
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  19. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wrong reading, the antitrust theory is bog-standard “less choices for consumers on where to play Activision games” but for some reason the focus narrowed in on cloud gaming platforms rather than consoles, I think because that’s viewed as a developing market where these kinds of protections are considered more necessary.
     
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  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Isn't it also well known that MS wants to get out of making consoles and go full cloud gaming / subscription services? Might have factored into this.

    What I suspect is on the regulators radar is the future prospect of a game only being available via a specific cloud subscription. You cannot buy it nor get it anywhere else. For small games, sucks but limited impact. For a CoD or Fortnite? Becomes a much bigger deal.
     
  21. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Depends on how broad their purview is. If they are a general business regulatory body, they may not necessarily understand certain businesses that end up falling under the classification of their oversight. See any time the US Congress tries to regulate anything involving the internet and you're surprised any of them have ever actually used a computer before.
     
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  22. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    CMA is specifically about mergers and competition. Beyond that you'd have to go to their site.

    That it's cloud gaming that got their interest most does suggest a possibility that all the PR flak over CoD was misdirection. If so then they got rumbled here.

    Most of the time tech can and does outpace regulation. The idea that regulators are attempting to get ahead of it in cloud gaming is a good one.
     
  23. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Regulatory agencies are not the same as legislative bodies. The former are mostly specialist lawyers. Think the FTC rather than congress.
     
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  24. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Fair! Though we have still seen several examples where the latter influences or directs the former. But hopefully it's not the case here.
     
  25. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Wow great news but surprising