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February 22nd, 2018, 13:44
Possibly the most ridiculous decision of the year by, of course, Ubisoft:
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201…nudey-statues/
We’ve only just started exploring the newly released Discovery Tour for Assassin’s Creed Origins, but there’s something we thought you should know. Gone entirely are all the marble boobies and winkies. For what we can only assume are “educational purposes”, the game’s many statues have been rather daftly covered up by a plague of seashells.
Should museums all over the world now cover all stone boobs too? Evil stone boobs, evil!
But motion blur is still enabled by default.
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February 23rd, 2018, 18:53
Surprised you missed this one Joxer, all of the sudden kingdom come save system doesn’t seem so bad.

https://wccftech.com/metal-gear-surv…ing-save-slot/
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February 23rd, 2018, 19:26
Are people really that dumb to buy additions such as that? Man, if so, I should start selling air and water.
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February 23rd, 2018, 19:46
Originally Posted by sakichop View Post
Surprised you missed this one Joxer, all of the sudden kingdom come save system doesn’t seem so bad.

https://wccftech.com/metal-gear-surv…ing-save-slot/
Huauhaahuahaha yup, I did miss that one.
Just wait till Jim Sterling notices that, Konami… LOL
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February 23rd, 2018, 20:28
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Are people really that dumb to buy additions such as that? Man, if so, I should start selling air and water.
How much?

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February 23rd, 2018, 21:13
All I can think to say is:
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February 23rd, 2018, 23:53
I'd hide my face too…
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February 24th, 2018, 11:42
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I'd hide my face too…
But preferrably with seashells?

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February 24th, 2018, 16:09
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https://wccftech.com/metal-gear-surv…ing-save-slot/
Creative … Speaking of which, I wonder how creative internet providers will become over in the U.S. without net neutrality come April 23rd.

AT&T didn’t waste any time abandoning net neutrality.

Luckily I'm immune to most forms of micro-payments (boycott). It'd only become a problem if there weren't any choice.
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February 24th, 2018, 16:21
They're already doing essentially the same thing in parts of Europe.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u…-idUSKBN1E92SC

We need to keep an eye on this, because they'll be chipping away at net neutrality here at the first opportunity.
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February 28th, 2018, 15:18
https://www.vg247.com/2018/02/28/gam…n-at-gdc-2018/
Game devs setting up roundtable discussion on how to counter anti-loot box legislation at GDC 2018

In the talk, Greenberg hopes developers can come together to discuss how to protect their rights from “game censorship” in several topics, including legislation around loot boxes, the banning of Augmented Reality (AR) at certain locations, and the World Health Organization’s recent classification of “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition.

The ESRB yesterday announced that all games that include in-game purchases will be labelled as such going forward, both at retail and digitally.
This should be renamed by removing "game devs" from the title and saying:
Scammers setting up roundtable discussion.

When we, the audience, asked (nicely) those same "devs" to risk with Ao and M rating, how many went with it? How many actually care what the audience asked for? Begged?
But now, when the cancer of gaming, gambling scamware will become a point ESRB will slap on games among other notes like alcohol and nudity, now it's censorship.

The audience's message to those so called devs' "accomplishments" that resulted in the biggest worldwide fraud after Ponzi scheme can be one and one only:
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April 6th, 2018, 13:58
We've already seen Warner's decision to remove scamming microtransactions from their recent product (can't call it a videogame, sorry).
Now I didn't put those news here as I'm unsure what reaction will that move trigger from people who spent their mortgage money already on the milking machine - in fact the possible "pissed off" reaction from those buyers who are the very reason Warner made what they made ruining gaming for everyone else as it's profitable should go here.

So let's return to the most beloved company in this thread, EA.
First, ex Bioware Aaryn Flynn claims EA executives did not ever mandate devs to include microtransactions in games. It's audio, sorry:
https://kotaku.com/former-bioware-st…-ea-1823969303
So yeah, you're hearing it right. EA is a goody two shoes company, the blame is on developers who work there and have dirty, shady and scammy tendencies. Not EA CEO, it's developers, aka coders, scripters, animators, etc, who decided to scam your arse. Workers. Shame on them, they all suck and should be fired. Let's praise CEO some more who took a pity on those rotten workers, who let them make anything they wanted to do as he has a heart of gold and is next mother Theresa.
IMO after this interview noone should accept working in the same room with this Aaryn Flynn guy ever again. Blaming hands and not head what's heard in this interview is ridiculous. If only he said it was all his decision and noone else's, I wouldn't put it here. I mean, if you want to lie, okay, it's human thing, but at least have some respect and don't make your coworkers look bad.
If you don't care about all of the audio, you may check the important parts analyzed here in YongYea video (he missed to spot that by false clearing CEO actual workers look bad):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEAArcV9aDU

Sadly it didn't stop there. After decision to put Jesus on the cross, EA wants to wash hands some more:
https://www.pcgamesn.com/star-wars-b…t-2-ea-apology
EA’s head of development*Patrick Söderlund regrets the now-infamous Star Wars: Battlefront II loot box controversy, saying there were decisions that “we shouldn't have made”, but that no-one intended to build a slot machine
Noone intended? I just can't believe what am I reading. It's not unplanned pregnancy case for god's sakes! Does EA really believe we're all idiots?

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Eurogamer. A site that has a problem with PC and hates PC. I don't care about their articles much of course, but I had to recheck if I'm seeing this review right, I've even put my glasses on:
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2…thieves-review
Recommended. Bare bones of a MMO. Recommended. A product not a single other critic found fun to enthuse about.
I'd cut off my arms before writing recommended and suggest spending cash on such thing. Unless the publisher paid me millions to lie for them, of course. How many millions? Enough to get me a decent lifetime pension I guess because after such bullshit article I wouldn't dare to write anything else ever again.
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April 9th, 2018, 14:45
I should probabnly call last few days as PCG's week of plain bullshit.

https://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-pc-…us-processors/
The best CPU for gaming and other tasks per this site is i9. Bitcoin mining much?

https://www.pcgamer.com/intels-team-…graphics-ever/
Okay, strong integrated graphics is a new in. If Intel+AMD tech is the best possible combo, good fir them. But it's what only bloody phones need! And consoles ofc.
Get that rubbish out of gaming PC.

https://www.pcgamer.com/this-weeks-h…-april-6-2018/
Among "this week's good things" this is written:
Assassin's Creed: Origins is excellent. I played about 12 hours last fall, so I don't know why this fact didn't strike me earlier. But after Far Cry 5's comparatively abrupt runtime, my open world thirst wasn't quite sated.

Bayek is the most likable of the assassins so far, and the emphasis on exploration and role-playing a Medjay over the series' usual array of eavesdropping missions has made the repetition so much more tolerable. I don't mind sneaking around forts and stabbing fools on repeat because so many of the missions are framed in such a way that you learn something new about Egypt's culture or Bayek's character. It's no Witcher 3, but it's damn close.*
Yet another "journalist" who didn't relize Bayek deliberately looks and behaves like Desmond. And yet another ignorant, erm, fool?, who puts the trash in the same basket with on one hand obvious boredom FC5 on another with an openworld masterpiece.
AC Origins is a great game, no question about that. But getting obsessed over it after effectively one afternoon of playing it reminds me on my now deceased friend when he got extremely excited after trying extacy. While I'm nature provides only type, he tried every single chemistry I'd never touch even if my life depended on it. I guess shallowness is a common feature among "experienced pros".

https://www.pcgamer.com/being-a-hero…g-moonlighter/
What are those geometrical things on screenshots? Console gaming much?


I don't know why I visited that site. It's worse than a year ago when they banned me after calling them out for advertising microtransactionbased products with fake brilliancy articles.
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April 9th, 2018, 19:29
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I should probabnly call last few days as PCG's week of plain bullshit.

https://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-pc-…us-processors/
The best CPU for gaming and other tasks per this site is i9. Bitcoin mining much?

https://www.pcgamer.com/intels-team-…graphics-ever/
Okay, strong integrated graphics is a new in. If Intel+AMD tech is the best possible combo, good fir them. But it's what only bloody phones need! And consoles ofc.
Get that rubbish out of gaming PC.

https://www.pcgamer.com/this-weeks-h…-april-6-2018/
Among "this week's good things" this is written:

Yet another "journalist" who didn't relize Bayek deliberately looks and behaves like Desmond. And yet another ignorant, erm, fool?, who puts the trash in the same basket with on one hand obvious boredom FC5 on another with an openworld masterpiece.
AC Origins is a great game, no question about that. But getting obsessed over it after effectively one afternoon of playing it reminds me on my now deceased friend when he got extremely excited after trying extacy. While I'm nature provides only type, he tried every single chemistry I'd never touch even if my life depended on it. I guess shallowness is a common feature among "experienced pros".

https://www.pcgamer.com/being-a-hero…g-moonlighter/
What are those geometrical things on screenshots? Console gaming much?


I don't know why I visited that site. It's worse than a year ago when they banned me after calling them out for advertising microtransactionbased products with fake brilliancy articles.
Imho PCGamer is best "visited" by using facebook. You only get a snippet of some highlights, like free games.
If you know any German I'd recommend Gamestar for PC Gaming (and some general tech) related news, which also has a great overview similar to RPG watch.

Can't stand all these Mobile Phone layouts of "modern" page designs as PC Gamer has for 2-3 years now.
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April 13th, 2018, 16:06
EA again. And this IMO qualifies for BS of the year:
https://wccftech.com/raymond-ea-moti…g-to-innovate/

Raymond: EA Motive Is Looking To Innovate; An Action/Adventure That’s Also Social Could Be The Holy Grail of Games
Maybe I should stop reading gaming industry suits interviews for a while. If I don't, I could grow some suicidal tendencies soon.
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April 13th, 2018, 17:01
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EA again. And this IMO qualifies for BS of the year:
https://wccftech.com/raymond-ea-moti…g-to-innovate/

Maybe I should stop reading gaming industry suits interviews for a while. If I don't, I could grow some suicidal tendencies soon.
Maybe, yes. EA since 2 years sound more and more like Zynga did when FB gaming was all the rage, it failed.
Is EA still elevant here beyond franchises and sport games?
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April 13th, 2018, 17:37
More of reading books, and much less of reading interwebs, that is what Dr. Carnifex prescribes!!!
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April 13th, 2018, 20:27
The latest BS: Russia has evidence that UK orchestrated fake chemical attacks in Syria.
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April 13th, 2018, 23:45
Is it concealed right next to Hoffa's corpse/skeleton? Because that sounds like some outright bullshit to me.
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April 14th, 2018, 18:42
Guys please stick with gaming industry materials in this thread.
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