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You can just drop the sub now that it isn’t worth it.

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Guess they want to make it easy for mobile devs to launch their games on steam. Not sure if there’s a market for it though.

Your favorite video game doesn't need a remake | Digital Trends (www.digitaltrends.com)

Curious about y’alls opinions on this. I like the idea of getting new people to experience an older game by aligning it to modern graphics and accessibility standards. But capitalizing on nostalgia with quick updates to that make it look modern rather than making new games seems like just more of studios trying to squeeze...

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Legends say one day Miyazaki Al-Gaib will grace us with a pc version with unlocked fps.

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Actually From Software is pretty crappy when it comes to this sort of thing.

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Still shitty. No need to defend it just because it’s valve.

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I somewhat understand what you are talking about but the buggy and poorly maintained Elite Dangerous isn’t the best example to support your argument. BG3 getting a pass on some features for the series S is exactly what other games should be able to do if it makes sense for them.

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It’s a shame their new format of yearly expansions doesn’t really allow them to make new elite specializations. Many professions still feel unrealized in certain ways that new weapons can’t fill.

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I’m thinking mostly from a fantasy angle. I’ll give some examples from the classes I play:

Warrior: lacks a spec focused on the defensive juggernaut fantasy that you infer from the class description. Hammer Spellbreaker kind of fits here but it’s a bit of a stretch of what a spellbreaker should be thematically. Also lacking is a commander/captain support spec, maybe something built around shouts and/or banners.

Elementalist: why is the only spec not about going in and smacking people in melee tempest? And even then the best weapon is the sword. There’s a reason newbs go in and try to make staff work as a ranged weapon.

Engineer: turret spec please.

Mesmer: maybe mirage kind of fits the core mesmer fantasy, but I’m not sure if the ambushes fit there. The other specs don’t really fit since it’s mostly about doing away with your clones.

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Oh no, I might actually have to learn regex to pull this off

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I feel this game won’t hold its audience for long.

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If only it was just SE that’s loke this…

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Why are people angry? This is exactly the kind of game valve has worked on for the last few years.

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If it costs 200 million to take a shot, maybe it isn’t great odds.

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This was running on a phone or something? What is that awful framerate?

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I understand your point but you can also be satisfied with an early access game for what it had when you played regardless of later improvements. Valheim is a great example of this: you’ll be hard pressed to find someone that wasn’t satisfied with it, despite being unfinished.

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For the price, what was there was fine, but it was sold as early access and the later areas were basically empty.

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Physical PC games don’t exist anymore.

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And how much of a cut would you be taking Phil?

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It’s not a game for people that care about story or even the setting past the visuals and superficial vibes.

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Did the same for Skyrim. It wasn’t even that time consuming.

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Just an anecdote, but on the ffxiv subreddit and discords I lurk around there have been a LOT of xbox players going through the free trial for the first time. Considering you can play a lot for free and the series S being somewhat cheap, I can see this being a fair boon to the game.

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GW2 has a huge cash shop of cosmetics, to the point you can barely get any by just playing.

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Who was their previous partner/co-owner?

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They are out of money after some Saudi investment money didn’t go through, so now they need to cut costs to stay afloat.

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Well, at least the rumors will stop now. Absolutely nothing burguer of a video though.

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Any Dark Souls with a heavy weapon. Just smashing those puny hollows into pancakes.

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There’s also the rumor they are exiting the console business, which is probably what is making people anxious.

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What you say is true but if you followed the reports you’ll know they fired the whole of the blizzard survival team, a good chunk of the Overwatch team and writers/story people from WoW. Very much not only the redundancies.

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When are we getting cracked versions of gacha games so we can just do the story?

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This is barely anything compared to the cut they take from every steam sale

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It’s a shame they focused on making a impressive tech demo and forgot that it had to be a fun game.

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I wonder if Sony would allow gamepass in their ecosystem. That said, if this is true then we are likely to see Microsoft leave the console hardware market.

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If this is more than just PR for regulators, then they’ll probably exit the console market.

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I agree, they have no reason to allow it, specially to their biggest rival.

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If Sony brings Demons souls remake to pc then I’ll agree with you. I’m still holding out for that one.

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Did you play on PC? Is the performance acceptable now?

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That feeling ia not at all uncommon. There’s a reason many mmos and even long TV series tend to pull the “now there is an even bigger big bad!”. Just look at WoW, there’s no shortage of people that didn’t enjoy dragonflight due to the lower stakes.

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This was very unexpected. I wonder how much NCSoft is getting out of it.

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Time to get all that FFXIV money and waste it on the new buzzword that they can’t capitalize on.

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If you still have it, I’d like the Witchtastic code to play with my wife.

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Preface: the things I’ll mention have, for the most part, improved a lot in more recent games.

I default to women nowadays in almost every game I play. A lot of it is because back when I was a kid male characters were basically hulking hairy ogres with your choices of hairstyles being short, spiked punk and bald. For example: one of my favorite games from my youth is KOTOR, and the male faces are incredibly forgetful. It’s all white guy, white guy with a scar, white blond guy and so on. And that doesn’t appeal to me in anyway. On the other hand women got many different options for hairstyles and faces that were cute, which is something I like to be able to be in games. Granted there are a ton of games where the women were just eye candy, and yet that was still more interesting than generic white guy .

There’s something very appealing to me in being able to be a cute girl that still kicks ass in the same way as any buff guy in that world.

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I hate when equipment looks different depending on the gender using it. Why did those pants becone a skirt? Why did this armor suddenly lose 90% of its plating? Where did the heels come from?

At least the girl armor thing has receded considerably in recent times, so that’s nice.

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And also basically all their employees’ personal information. Yikes

Steam year in review 2023 is up, if you want to get disappointed in how much you bought and how little of it you played. 😛 (store.steampowered.com)

Personally, apparently 71% of my gaming time was spent on FFXIV. Although in my defense, most games I’ve played this year were on GOG or old free stuff from Epic I finally got around to.

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You mean using AI to design the card’s mechanics? I’d like to think we are still a ways away from that, specially since they’d have to train their on model that adjusts not only for the text generated but what the actual card would do in a game. they could use it for french vanilla cards I suppose, but it’s not like those take a human that long to make anyway.

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