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Leonard
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Aug 29, 2017, 11:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Kid is teaching me Titanfall 2. Running on walls is both cool and tricky.
Yeah Titanfall 2 was cool. Got a kick out of running on walls, but your right, it's tricky. All about timing and jumping and double-jumping at the right time. And hitting the wall at the right angle. The time-travelling is even cooler.
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Oct 26, 2017, 11:34 AM
 
Just heard the news today, Kinect is dead. Apparently Microsoft has discontinued the Kinect.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/...hone-x-face-id
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Oct 26, 2017, 11:41 AM
 
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Nov 12, 2017, 08:15 PM
 
Is anyone playing Pokémon go these days?
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Nov 13, 2017, 08:56 AM
 
Reddit is amusing itself by downvoting EA over a their response to a fan complaining about SW: Battlefront lootboxes.

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBat...ocked/dppum98/

This is supposedly some sort of record downvotes.
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Nov 13, 2017, 10:52 AM
 
Two things: The was blocks were 1/6 as expensive in review copies

AAA gaming approach to micro transactions seems to be to price it like it's a f2p game which is cancerous
     
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Nov 13, 2017, 02:11 PM
 
The thing to understand about loot boxes and F2P is that the vast, vast majority of players never buy anything. There is a tiny minority, “whales”, that buy a lot and make this worth it. I am not at all convinced that there is the same number of whales in a skill-based, competitive game as there is in a mobile time waster. We will see.

I also wonder what Disney thinks about all this. They’re clearly devaluing the Star Wars license with their shenanigans.
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Nov 15, 2017, 08:50 AM
 
Watching EA squirm is like watching a train wreck. It seems pretty clear that they had a plan from early on to cut the price of the top heroes by a lot to "make the outrage outdated", as the phrase goes, and when that didn't really work, they don't have any other moves. The pay-to-win is so poorly implemented, simply percentage boosts to different stats, that there is no defense for it, and the time limit on arcade mode makes it so obvious that they want to give people who buy loot boxes a big advantage.
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Nov 15, 2017, 10:20 AM
 
Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the gameplay mechanics to understand most of that
     
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Nov 15, 2017, 02:45 PM
 
I haven’t played any of those games in a long time, but as I understand it, the basic idea is that the star cards can give bonuses to basic stats like weapon cooldown, weapons damage, health recharge delay, etc, in addition to unlocking powerful weapons, heroes and tanks. You can gain those cards by just racking up hours in the game, but you have to play online against others, as the arcade (offline) mode is limited in how long you can play it, a la Candy Crush.

The gambling aspect comes in in that you don’t know what you get in a loot box. You can get cards for a class you don’t even play as, and there is no way to trade them.

In all, the game forces you to play online and probably lose to people who have bought better equipment, heroes and bonuses, or buy those things yourself with real money.
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Nov 16, 2017, 12:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Is anyone playing Pokémon go these days?
I know people who are, but found my phone to be inadequate to keep trying.

I have heard that they are making a Potterverse version, and that would be fun.

Probability your post was a joke, 95%... but just in case... why not?
     
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Nov 16, 2017, 12:56 PM
 
I can't wait for six years from now when people realize all these loot boxes are just gambling and the gaming companies lobby hard against it being properly regulated
     
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Nov 17, 2017, 01:37 AM
 
EA pulls in-game purchases from Star Wars Battlefront 2. (For now)

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/16/...tal-purchases/

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Nov 17, 2017, 02:57 AM
 
Boy did they step in it
     
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Nov 17, 2017, 04:54 AM
 
Scuttlebutt is that they get re-enabled after Christmas. EA's thinking is that they will let the FSP pros play now, wait until all the kids and general amateurs get the game at Christmas, watch them fail spectacularly against people who have played for a month and are better at the genre in the first place, and let them correct that by buying loot crates to catch up.
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Nov 17, 2017, 06:30 PM
 
Am I the only one annoyed that the Xbox One (X) requires internet and a MS account to do literally anything?

I get that the original One needed a day-1 patch to work but see no reason the One X (and PS4 Pro, I assume?) require internet to even allow you to set the things up, let alone an MS account for every single person who uses it.
     
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Nov 17, 2017, 06:38 PM
 
Welcome to the always on future. Thats why a lot of people went PS4.
     
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You said it so well, P. It's a train wreck. The single player campaign sucks too. I know it's a MP game in essence, but still.
     
 
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