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  • JF_Gophers
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    Originally posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Odyssey is brilliant, obviously.

    Seems to really want to jam the motion controls down your throat (I usually play with the Joycons docked in handheld mode.) Some of the controls like the upward/downward/homing/circular hat throw are motion only.
    I use pro controller. Still able to use those moves.

    Only need 20 more moons to reach end of story. Then on to the post game grind!
    Last edited by JF_Gophers; 10-28-2017, 09:28 PM.

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  • Twitch Boy
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Odyssey is brilliant, obviously.

    Seems to really want to jam the motion controls down your throat (I usually play with the Joycons docked in handheld mode.) Some of the controls like the upward/downward/homing/circular hat throw are motion only.

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  • RaceBoarder
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/s...letics-esports

    So the talk of NCAA E-Sports has become a thing. This is an interesting turn, even if the NCAA isn't gonna regulate this.

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    South Park The Fractured But Whole has been excellent.
    I've been enjoying it. It's not everything I wanted, but, the graphics and the writing have been awesome.

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  • Twitch Boy
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Mario on Friday! Squeeee
    Already?!

    That looks really good. The open world reminds me a lot of 64.

    Now release Cuphead on Switch pls. #wishfulthinking

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  • JF_Gophers
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    South Park The Fractured But Whole has been excellent.

    Mario on Friday! Squeeee

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  • ticapnews
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    Did you think games placed people in lobbies based on geography, latency or connection quality? Guess again. Activision applied for a 2015 patent that works thus:

    1) It keeps information on you on file such as what class you normally play, favorite weapon, etc. It aims the pregame commercial at you by advertising a weapon, skin etc that you might find appealing. It then matches you with other people who have that weapon, skin, etc.

    2) Once you make a micotransaction it puts you in a lobby where you are more likely to be successful - reinforcing that you made the right decision to buy the item and making you much more likely to buy another. They put you in a lobby with weaker, less-experienced players so that you can kill them easier. It not only makes it easier for you, it makes it more likely that the people you play against will buy the same items you have.

    But Activision swears it hasn't used the technology. I believe them. I also believe in the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

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  • ticapnews
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    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    I dont see it as gambling, because you are guaranteed a mininum return on you expenditure.

    That said i also dont like when items required to win are behind pay walls. Loot boxes should be cosmetic in nature.
    The Battlefront II game is essentially pay to win. It would take hundreds of hours of playing to get equipment you can buy (or buy a chance to win).

    It isn't gambling such as in a casino, but it is a lottery. Sure, you are guaranteed something but not something of value.
    Last edited by ticapnews; 10-17-2017, 05:48 PM.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    I dont see it as gambling, because you are guaranteed a mininum return on you expenditure.

    That said i also dont like when items required to win are behind pay walls. Loot boxes should be cosmetic in nature.

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  • ticapnews
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    The controversy over loot boxes is one that the British government may now be forced to comment on, after Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner was convinced to submit two questions to Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

    The two questions are recorded on the official Parliamentary website, and the first asks what steps Bradley plans to take, ‘to help protect vulnerable adults and children from illegal gambling, in-game gambling and loot boxes within computer games.’

    The second question revolves around the Isle of Man’s unusually strict laws surrounding gambling and in-app purchases, which makes them the only place in the world to explicitly protect against abuses relating to in-game currency.

    The Metro

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  • Twitch Boy
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    In the I hate people category.

    Someone beat Cuphead from start to finish in 90 minutes... using 2 DDR pads as controllers.
    He's under an hour now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGWLSURCm3s

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  • ticapnews
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    So if I load a multiplayer game on Battlefront II then go take a shower, when the game ends I'll get the same number of credits as the rest of my team?

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  • UCBadger
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    What is the list price for SNES classic mini (it that the correct term for the new product?)

    Edit: Found out on Nintendo's site (who would have thought to look there? ) that the MSRP is $79.99 and is called the Super NES Classic Edition.
    Last edited by UCBadger; 10-12-2017, 06:51 PM.

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    South Park episode tonight will tie in with The Fractured But Whole game releasing next week.

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  • JF_Gophers
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    SNES classic restocked. My local GS got 12 more today.

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