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Hello! Some info about me is up on my website: wreckedcarzz.com

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Afaik nobody has cracked it as it’s always-online, though I’d be happily incorrect about this is one can slide me some sauce. I’m one of the affected players in the shutdown (still play occasionally) so the ability to continue playing this game would be very nice.

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This applies to many things. That guy down the street who acts super macho and has a lifted truck? Don’t date him unless you want to be disappointed. The quiet nerdy dude with a prius? Absolutely freak in bed, and a hung power bottom that will ignite things within you.

(based on a true story)

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I have quite fond memories of playing this games story, and never touched the mp (none of my friends had it). I liked it enough to pick up the second one shortly after release; it’s still in my pile of untouched steam games, but I really should play it sometime. I just started on Borderlands: the pre sequel, after receiving it as a gift at launch. Patience I guess, I’ll get to it eventually.

It’s interesting - I view cod as a try-hard series, both in playerbase and in development (money printer go brr). Call me counter culture or something, but I just don’t jive with the whole masses and their hype train. I really liked COD4, but that was likely because it was my first exposure to it. I went on to play, what, World at War (?) and thought it was trash, that one where “what do the numbers mean”, and then MW2 which was /fine/ for a once-and-done playthrough. I haven’t revisited the franchise since. “oh no, bad people in sand place are doing bad things and you should not think about it and just indescrimimately murder until we say so” as the story, give it “future ultra warfare X” behind the cod name, and bam, buy your next yacht. Two, why the hell not.

I also really liked Spec Ops: The Line, another game where seemingly nobody else has heard about it. Maybe the twist of not always being the good guys, coming to terms that war actually has depth beyond ‘double kill’, not always being on the offensive, not always “fuck yeah America”… is why I like these two titles in particular. COD, anything Tom Clancy or Battlefield, is just so… cookie-cutter bullshit. I like The Division/2 as well, likely for the same reason. We/Nato aren’t always the good guys in a conflict.

I dunno. Maybe I’m just getting old.

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I got into steam because I could (using modded files) download valve games for free. It was like piracy but without the torrenting and gameboxart.jpg.exe shenanigans.

Then I liked Counter Strike, and portal was coming out… and now I have a few thousand bucks in games.

Still don’t like having to run a nanny program to be “allowed” to play the shit I paid for. But steam is the best of that garbage pile.

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monopoly

No, you need uplay for that

wreckedcarzz,
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Best I can do is wake your laptop in your messenger bag, update, catch fire and burn your house down while you sleep.

Take it or leave it.

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So what you’re saying is… you want EA to be the dominant force and directional pioneer in PC gaming.

Do you also masturbate to pictures of the Comcast logo?

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Achievement unlocked: Starting to Excel

Would you like to share this Gaming Moment™ with your friends? Yes / yes.

wreckedcarzz,
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I hear there’s a website for that… amazing how you can get anything drm-free if you know how to sail.

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I just got an incredible idea for a game…

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It’d be another big player, it’s not going to be some indie startup that suddenly breaks out into the light to dazzle everyone. And all the other players in this space have their own, worse, storefront and launchers…

Just imagine uplay, but with steam/valves loyal userbase and therefore everyone else sold their games on it. shudders

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Tl;dr obvious issues already addressed in testing patch, wanted to get game out on stated release date to let players enjoy it regardless

I just got in bed after playing for 12h straight, and it has some minor issues, but I don’t regret my purchase at all.

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I was getting 7 fps in the main menu before poking at the settings, but my VII is damaged due to a new faulty 1kW psu that suicide-bombed my machine. I’m amazed it works at all, tbh.

Ultra with 1080 and no motion blur (e: and no AA), I’m getting the same as I got in 1 on 1440 (25-30, also with half dead gpu). I have hope that the additional fixes will bring it on par with 1 for fps.

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Radeon VII (damaged from a psu failure, though). 1080 ultra, no motion blur, no AA. 25-30 fps, as expected on this card (a fully working one I’d expect ~70, it’s about half dead).

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Avoiding the sites ads and other garbage, I fed the url through the Kagi summarizer (“key moments” mode); here’s the output, verbatim:

  • Shawn Layden, former CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has concerns about rising costs, consolidation in the industry, and game preservation.
  • Consolidation through acquisitions can reduce creativity as studios are absorbed into larger companies and projects.
  • Blockbuster games requiring huge budgets and long development times are risky and could limit creativity.
  • The focus on only a few popular genres may prevent gaining new players who are not interested in those genres.
  • Preservation of older games is important culturally but the industry has no unified effort to make past games widely accessible.
  • Backwards compatibility has improved but many games from platforms like PS3 remain difficult to play on new consoles.
  • Layden worries large acquisitions could reduce the number of creative voices as smaller studios are absorbed.
  • The entry of tech giants like Google, Netflix, Apple and Amazon could disrupt the game industry.
  • Layden believes companies need to take more risks, find broader appeal, and develop more sustainable business models.
  • While some acquisitions save studios, Layden remains concerned about the long-term impact on creativity within the industry.
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No ads, ‘read this!’, ‘watch this video’, slide-out bullshit though. I got two paragraphs in and the text was like 1/4 of my phone screen, the rest were ads/links/slide-out offers. Fuck allllll that noise.

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See, that’s the thing: I can’t install stuff for everyone’s phones. But I can offer a solution for others when I feel that it’s worth taking a minute of my day to do something for the benefit of many. So I did.

Or, more obviously: tf you complaining that I’m trying to help everyone? Lol

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I asked it for key points though, as a wall of text seemed counter-intuitive. Out of curiosity, here’s the “summary” style:

Shawn Layden, former CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has expressed concerns about consolidation in the video game industry leading to less creativity as large publishers acquire more studios. He worries that independent studios will lose their creative spark when absorbed into massive projects from big publishers. Layden also questioned if the industry can continue growing by relying only on the same popular genres. Additionally, he advocated for better preservation of older games, arguing publishers have an obligation to make their entire history accessible to new generations. However, game preservation often does not help the bottom line. In summary, Layden makes compelling points about the need for disruption, more risks with new IP, and greater access to gaming’s past to ensure its vibrant future.

wreckedcarzz,
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Yeah, I roll with NextDNS + Iceraven with uB, and + (at home) I also run a secondary DNS check locally on my router for adverts (and other categories), in the unusual chance that either uB or ND let one through. I have built this dome around my/family’s devices, but I get that it’s tedious and many don’t understand how to do this, but want to get the benefit. Plus in this particular instance, I find it really cool how the Kagi ai tool works (I’ve used it a few times myself when I don’t want to read a novel-worth of an article) and I’m paying for the privilege anyway so why not share the output.

Just wanted to help out a little :)

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“hey gang, who wants to go sailing with me?”

“yarr!”

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