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Old 11-30-2017, 02:10 PM   #3401
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Wow, and I heard they refuse to turn them off now. Dummies, what a PR disaster. I actually like the game too.
Is it decently playable without micotransactions? I can live without being Luke if it doesn't mean the rich kids are winning every battle.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:39 PM   #3402
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Wow, and I heard they refuse to turn them off now. Dummies, what a PR disaster. I actually like the game too.
As the article notes, microtransactions make EA so much money that removing them is outright impossible; it would be like asking them to liquidate the corporation entirely and sell all rights to their franchises. Not gonna happen, so everyone just has to settle for a mix of "putting up with what's there" and "hoping the worst of it gets toned down a notch."

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Is it decently playable without micotransactions? I can live without being Luke if it doesn't mean the rich kids are winning every battle.
My understanding is limited, but I've heard it's a decent enough game without having to pay to win. Before the MTX were turned off completely (a temporary act), I read the hero purchasing requirements had been markedly cut down (something like 75% cost reduction), which means far less grinding for non-hardcore players, and therefore special characters can be had with much less ass-pain.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:00 PM   #3403
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The True Legend of Nintendo's lawyer John Kirby, who defeated Universal Studios without eating them alive and screaming...before he went on to do that to millions of King Dedede's minions
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:33 PM   #3404
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Yo.

interesting post on reddit, from the user dd179 about Destiny 2's new dlc:

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In case you weren't aware, the new Destiny 2 DLC, Curse of Osiris, dropped yesterday for $20. It brought with it a couple of new strikes, a new zone, new story and a new raid that will be released soon.

Before the DLC dropped, players were able to do the prestige Raid (hard mode raid), Nightfall (end-game strike with modifiers) and Trials (end-game PvP) on a weekly basis for rewards.

Now that the DLC has dropped, these three activities have been locked out for players who didn't purchase the DLC. All three of them have been moved to sort of a DLC playlist, so vanilla players can no longer access them.

They are essentially locking you out of content you have already paid for.

EDIT: To a little bit more to this, this has been happening since Destiny 1.

In Destiny 1, there would be around 6 or so PvP playlists at any given time, with different game modes such as Rumble, Clash, Control, etc. If you had the base game, you always had access to all of the playlists and you could play every single mode. If a new DLC dropped and you didn't buy it, most of the playlists would get locked out for you, since everything moved to a DLC play list. Instead of having all 6 playlists, you would only get to play Clash and Control, for example.

The same thing would happen with the Strikes playlists. Instead of having three strike playlists to choose from, you would get just one playlist that wasn't even worth your time, since the gear it dropped was way below the cap of the vanilla game. You couldn't even do the hard mode you previously had access to.

This is one of the scummiest practices I've ever seen in AAA gaming.

EDIT 2: Vanilla owners can no longer get all the vanilla achievements/Platinum trophy (for PS4 users) because some of these are locked behind the Prestige Raid, which vanilla players don't have access to anymore.
.......wow. that's pretty fucked up. :/




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Old 12-06-2017, 11:52 PM   #3405
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That's Bungie for you: they say they listen, but they don't.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:14 PM   #3406
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Is it decently playable without micotransactions? I can live without being Luke if it doesn't mean the rich kids are winning every battle.
I am usually at the middle of the pack, I'm not even double digit level yet. Having Luke or Darth can be a big advantage, but honestly it really depends on how well you stick with the objectives and keep a good kill/death ratio, without using up all your teams re-reinforcement points by being suicidal. I don't even want Luke or Darth, I never chose them as heroes on the last game. I'm more about Boba.
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:04 AM   #3407
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:36 PM   #3410
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Cinemassacre Highlights of 2017

Goddamn, so much has happened! And thanks to watching this gem, I now have to get a copy of The Green Slime (1968).
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:59 PM   #3412
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...And thanks to watching this gem, I now have to get a copy of The Green Slime (1968).
It really is not one of Japan's best. If you have any chance to see it without buying it, I'd recommend that. I'd lend you my copy if I you were local. I got it because I couldn't rent it, but I doubt I'll re-watch it anytime soon.
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:09 AM   #3413
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YouTube has it...in Japanese.

Not going to trawl through every search result when I just want a cheesy schlock-fest to snicker at.

Of course, searching eBay turned up a two-on-offer listing, Green Slime and Them!. I'm now reminded that I haven't seen Them!, so I just added it to my Netflix queue.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:27 AM   #3414
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Started up New Vegas earlier before I headed to my dad's, just to get past the tutorial, really. Gonna make a Great Khan character as per FudgeMuppet.

When I was about to leave my dad's after watching Dr. Strange, he talked me into watching him play a match of Fortnite: Battle Royale. He's done fairly well a lot, making the top 20 and better a few times. As I watched, he managed to get incredibly lucky with some early shotgun kills and loot discoveries, and then proceeded to wait things out by hiding in bushes and letting other players kill each other.

Storm eye shrinking worked in his favor since he got a good landing zone, so he hardly had to move far, and more lucky kills and loot, and then it was suddenly him and two other players. One of whom had a missile launcher.

But my dad had the best rifle in the game, the gold SCAR, and his shots and the shrinking storm eye forced the missile player to abandon his mega-base on the hill and charge my dad. Lucky rocket dodges and suddenly Dad was victorious.

508 matches, and 1 win to show for it. Worth it.

(And he's in his mid-60s, so this isn't exactly easy for him, either!)

Fortnite is the only game I've been playing outside of sports games. And its free so I love it that much more!
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Fortnite is the only game I've been playing outside of sports games. And its free so I love it that much more!
My brother in law is trying to get me to play that now that I have a PS4, I couldn't tell if I would be interested or not yet, I'll keep it on the radar.

PS4 games so far:
Wasteland 2
Stardew Valley
Transformers: Devastation
Killing Floor 2
Dying Light
Last of Us Remastered.

I've only tried half of these so far, PS4 was a Christmas present.
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South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Only a few hours in but this game is awesome. If you like South Park, the first game, or Tactics style RPGs, definitely worth checking out.
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Make sure you fight Morgan Freeman.
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I finished the story mode and beat the basic towers (arcade mode) with every character in Mortal Kombat XL. I thought the story mode was weaker than in #9, but then again, MK didn't even have a story mode before that, so I can't complain too much about that. And I liked it enough that I decided to replay it (partly because it's the only XBox One game I own). At least they added a lot of new characters.

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Yo.

looks like that dickhead who got the guy in Kansas killed had something of a history of being a major waste of air.....: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...106-story.html

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He's going to get crushed for this. That little 15YO shit they gave 30 years to wasn't half as bad as this fucker.
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So this happened...
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I thought this was pretty funny.

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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Oh look, that Battlefront II disaster has already been overcome


EA has a shit-ton of ways to make a shit-ton of money, so BFII was only ever a blip on the radar, not a redrawing of the map. Disheartening but true.
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