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  1. Shagger

    Best 2021 Games?

    Okay, okay, please @Heatman and @Justin11. I appreciate the compliments, I really do, but can you please climb out of my ass now? It's starting to hurt.
    4 points
  2. One of the developments that's been a serious issue in the gaming industry is having to deal with a toxic community which we have had so much for so long now. Take a look at how toxic Fortnite community is which most people tend to walk away from as it's not a healthy community in terms of having your peace of mind. So, with all that being said, this community Epal ; if it offers what they quote to offer, it's definitely going to run over with lots of gamers looking for where they would have peace of mind and feel at home. Ps. Epal coming with an app of their own, is one sure way to making it very easy and user friendly to access the site/community.
    4 points
  3. The shortest answer. The companies that make consoles lose money on the console themselves and make money on software and peripherals.
    4 points
  4. Yes, we all had those games, where 2 minutes into the game and you already know it is a lost cause, because your teammates just can’t help but rage like a 3-year-old baby. Gaming is supposed to be fun; it is really a waste of time to be arguing with these idiots. Yet you need to since you want to stop your support from walk down the mid lane to feed 20 times. This is where Epal.gg comes in. Every single person on Epal.gg is ready to game and hangout, and mostly importantly, they aren’t toxic! They will work with you in-game, they can pick whatever character you want them to pick, they will back you up in-game, and they can even verbally defend you when there is toxic waste in your game. So yeah, it is very useful if you want a complete experience without any negativity. Give it a try at www.epal.gg
    3 points
  5. After a week of inability to speak, and isolation, I'm back. I honestly wasn't sure if I would ever return to any of the forums I post on. But I'm back here at least. And truth be told, I actually missed this place. There are things that I still need to deal with in this whole situation, but I'm making some minimal progress. I've made plans to fly out to Indiana next month to hopefully bring home an Iroc. So here's hoping everything goes well on that end. I'll have my niece or maybe one of her friends model with it for some pics if I bring it home. I'm too fat and ugly to model, unless I move to a world full of orcs and goblins. TL/DR: I'm back, but still mourning. Besides you guys need a psycho bitch here to keep you all in line.
    3 points
  6. Shagger

    Best 2021 Games?

    League of Legends is a free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game developed and published by Riot games in 2009. The links should tell you what you need to know. There is nothing wrong with people coming onto a gaming forum wanting to learn. It may seen like common knowledge to you, but that may not be true of everyone. Be nice.
    3 points
  7. People seriously have to stop being so superficial. First, here is the image that seems to have cost everyone thier calm; IMO, he still looks badass However, this might actually be the closest depiction of Thor when compared to actual myth that we've seen in modern media. The accepted image of Thor has been pretty much spoiled by modern media that insist he has to be a chiselled dreamboat of yum yum. Most notably of those being Chris Hemsworth as Marvel's Thor. The truth is Thor was usually described as strong, but none the less large, ugly, sweaty bearded man. Even Marvel's blond hair is all wrong, Thor's hair is red. I have a book of illustrated Norse myths at home and having read them, let's just say Thor could eat his grub. A lot of men in strong-man coemptions have a similar boy type as well, don't forget. Some of ancient images of Thor from the time period and region also support this. Dualshockers also did some research. Here is also the Wikipedia on Thor for good measure. Now, Thor as a Germanic Deity is portrayed as a more muscular man; But we're obviously talking about Thor in Norse mythology. In the end, though, what's important in the new God of War game is the how the character and that his actions relatable and understood and is the story itself interesting. Just because this Thor has a gut, doesn't mean it's not going to work. That doesn't gaureente that it will work either, but that's the point, it's a non factor. This what I like to call "nontroversy" does, sadly, expose how vain and superficial gamers can be, something that happens a little too often. I don't understand why people are so desperate to hate this game, but they're digging for excuses to do so. There's a thing with people loosing thier shit over a re-used animation of Kratos jumping into a boat. I mean, come on!
    3 points
  8. I already worked through at least a dozen crunch times, some longer, some shorter, albeit not on games. We rarely got paid anything above standard OT pay. Sometimes not even that. There were bad bosses, who would go home and phone us up at 10pm from the comfort of their home to ask for status updates. And there were those who stayed with us through the thick of it. And even those who would bring food to the office for free. You see it all depends on mutual respect, not just money. If employers respect you you are much easier convinced to put in extra work.
    3 points
  9. Now, The Elder Scrolls one I can almost understand, but why would anyone want to eat food based of food from the Fallout universe?
    3 points
  10. Seriously - The constant thought of did I save my progress and having the urge to save over again and again is innate. You can't really save enough especially if you have auto save turned off.
    3 points
  11. I'm not sure if they even really count. Yeah they might be missing an arm or whatever but most of them have artificial limbs or implants that if anything make them stronger. That's kinda sums up the problem with disabled characters in games. For the sake of gameplay you want to feel empowered not restricted. I'm all for diversity in games but, and I'm sure @The Blackangel will testify to this, it ain't fun being disabled in real life so it won't be fun in a game either.
    3 points
  12. The first thing, this topic doesn't really belong in "General Gaming" as it has nothing to do with gaming, so moving to "General Chat". Second, I'll reiterate that as long as it's within the rules, people are free to what they want and as often as they want. I'm more in favour of the "quality over quantity" approach when it comes to posting on forums myself, but that doesn't mean that people have to limit themselves. I'd advise, and even have advised, others to not post spuriously and give thier posts some thought, but that in no way limits anyone on how often the make new topics and reply to current ones. The only things I'll ask of people outside of posting within the Forum Rules and Guidelines are; Make sure a topic doesn't already exist before posting it again. There is a search function on the forum to help with that. Post a topic in the appropriate sub-forum. Read a thread before posting a response to better gauge where the conversation is at. As aforementioned, put a little thought into the post, give it relevancy and purpose. Don't post just for the sake of posting and/or to get a number on the tally. If you really want to up you post your post count quickly (a fair goal, especially for new members), the Forum games and Fun-posting can be an easy way to do so without "drowning" other area's of the forum, even though I personally don't see it as "drowning" if the post is relevant, but I digress. And to anyone else concerned about topics getting bumped down, remember there's always the option to follow topics.
    3 points
  13. The disappearance of all these predatory microtransaction systems and games being completely functional on release instead of being patched after a buggy release.
    3 points
  14. Yes Anna Ternheim via Alan Wake Garbage via Gran Turismo The Cardigans via Gran Turismo 2 Metric via Test Drive Unlimited
    3 points
  15. Second person is something pretty much impossible to contemplate in a video game because the 2nd person is the perspective of your subject. In Call of Duty, this would be controlling the game from the view of whoever it was you were trying to shoot, or in something like Assassin's Creed, you'd be trying to control your character from the perspective of the guards. The camera angels you described in a racing game are still third person, just from a different angle. There are video games, especially racers, that have cinematic camera that take the view of how a motorrace looks on TV, for example. That is a second-person perspective, but nobody making a genuine effort to control the game accurately would actually use them. They're just for show.
    3 points
  16. I’ve discovered you can learn a lot about a person by watching them game, especially if they are frustrated. For example, I was watching a friend raging while trying to get around an obstacle course in a game he was relatively new to. He kept raging about an obstacle he was having a hard time with, which was resulting in him falling and having to do the whole course over. But he didn’t notice that he was learning quickly and getting past previous obstacles in the course almost without effort that were driving him crazy before. It made me realize a lot of his anger results from where he puts his attention, and failing to notice his own growth.
    2 points
  17. People have joked about it, but I am seriously starting to think you DO work for EA. That company is the template to follow to be the ultimate scum in the gaming industry and the FIFA franchise serves as one of the easiest examples to explain why. They treat their developers like stepped on shit with thier persistent habit of killing of game studios they take control of (including the studio that made Dead Space to being with). They treat their customers even worse with some of the most exploitative monetisation schemes that we've ever seen. The quality of their games has, if anything, been dropping the last few years with less and/or worse combat elements, poor storytelling experiences, dumbed down gameplay and presentation that has failed to keep up. The quality control has been very poor with games sometimes needing weeks or even months of post launch patches to even function properly. They release games like FIFA and Madden year on year almost exactly the same with little to no changes, but still have arrogance to demand full price or more to allow people to play thier "slot machines for kids" each time. Progress also resets on these games, mean any time and indeed money spent on them inevitably amounts to nothing. They have literally taking features out of games like FIFA to add them back as "new features" because they believe the fans to be stupid and won't notice. EA has tried on numerous occasions to deny your right to buy their games used. EA are scum. When they do actually release a good game, it is nothing more than a fleeting fluke at this unlikely to be repeated. The only good thing I can say is that they have managed to stay out of the abuse scandals that have rocked Activision and Ubisoft... so far.
    2 points
  18. From the article: "Discourse begins. Many explain how these preconceived notions are easily and simply not true. Sure, Scandinavian people tend to be white, but for 300 years, they traveled as Vikings. And, historically, there is evidence of Black Vikings and Vikings going as south as North Africa, making a distinction even for the Sub-Sahara Africa region. Even Assassin’s Creed Valhalla captures this quite well, with North Africa having lore related to the game, and there is some speculation that a potential Muspelheim DLC will correlate with North Africa in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Some go further to explain that the Jotun could be anything; there is no clear point of reference for how a member of the Jotun race should look, with everything from Marvel to other video games simply putting their interpretation onto it. Blue skin, large stature—that’s the common approach, but it’s not accurate to something that doesn't actually exist either. So, combine the Viking’s travel and the Jotun’s mystery, and Jotuns can be anything devs want them to be."
    2 points
  19. Seriously - if I love a game song, I love them and would like to hear them anytime or any day without any problem at all.
    2 points
  20. The title says it all. What about games in second person? Granted there aren't a lot, but if you've played certain racing games you know what it is. First person has you in the drivers seat looking through the drivers eyes. Third person has you out behind the car watching it. But second has you in a spot like you're riding on top of the car. Like I said, there aren't a lot of games that offer a second person perspective, but for the games that do, what is the thought of them? I think it's an interesting option, but can't say I've played enough games with the option to really have an opinion.
    2 points
  21. As the old boxers used to say - bob n weave. I'll try to avoid battle as much as possible and get some materials so that I can craft some supplies/health kits.
    2 points
  22. For me, it would be that too many games make you have to hunt animals for food and supplies as if they are just there to serve mankind's needs. It belittles them. I think that sort of thing should be more reserved for survival games and not exploit it in every game. Then to have a quest to slay a beast in its own territory as if it did anything wrong outside of existing. And no, I don't want to force any developer to not hunt animals in their games. Just had to make that point for the real snowflakes out there. Nobody is trying to take away hunting rights in games. lol
    2 points
  23. You mean the poster of Attack on titan? Well, that is not an open world game. That's may be the reason why someone could easily complete the game. But if given me the game, I would have taken almost a week for that. I don't play games just for the sake of completing it. 😆
    2 points
  24. I used to have a really bad temper when it came to video games before. I'm autistic, and let's say I once lent credence to the whole "autistic screeching" derogatory meme, as I would howl like a banshee and smack my controller against my chair, and do all sorts of things in a fit of impotent rage. I think I finally stopped when I once smacked my dad's laptop screen.... whilst wearing a ring. The colour bleeding as the laptop slowly but surely died out scared the daylights out of me, and thankfully my dad forgave the incident because it was an old laptop and he wasn't using it anyway. Since then I've been a lot more mindful of my outbursts, and today I'm completely uncaring about game rage. I have my partner to thank for my zen state, as she's the person who I save my energy for, harnessing any frustration I might have over a game to turn into creative ideas for entertaining her.
    2 points
  25. Finding a chair and sitting down, while I look for my keys so I can go home. I'm a boring bitch.
    2 points
  26. I'm pretty sure the very first game I ever played was Tetris for gameboy. (Like the original brick!)
    2 points
  27. Crazycrab

    Depth of field

    Honestly most of the time I barely notice.
    2 points
  28. I was abducted by aliens. They took me to the intergalactic council. I spoke for the Milky Way galaxy and now it's a popular vacation spot, especially for the guys from the Andromeda galaxy. Also our depiction of "the grays" really pisses everyone off. There are no "grays" out there. They are all actually a form of blue, and they are pets like how dogs are for us. They don't fly crafts. The "flying saucer" thing is another one that pisses everyone off. No one has ever used a craft like that. They gave me alien food, that was surprisingly really good. I didn't ask what it was, I just ate with them. Afterwards they took me to the chief of the council, and it turned out to be none other than Vrillon himself! I was both shocked and honored. I told him that we had received his message, but had not heeded it. He was really disappointed. He was however happy that I had however. He even gave me a device to use that would get me and everyone I care about off the planet when it all goes to shit. Then he said it was time for me to go back, and they beamed me down, like Star Trek. That was a weird ride. After that they were gone.
    2 points
  29. Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 8:46AM EDT. The north tower of the World Trade Center was hit by a commercial airliner on flight 11. At 9:03AM, the southern tower was hit by another commercial airliner on flight 175. At 9:37AM flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. At 10:03AM a fourth airliner, flight 93, crashed in a field near Shanksville Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh. The target was believed to have been either the Capitol or the White House. Four planned and deliberate attacks against the United States took the lives of 2,977 innocent people. It also took the 19 lives of the terrorists executing the plan, for a total of 2,996 people. In the aftermath, the brave men and women who rushed into the devastation to search in the hopes of finding a single survivor, who in turn lost their own lives doing so must be acknowledged. That puts the number well over 3000. We cannot forget, nor can we forgive what happened. Not only was the United States devastated by the attack, but the rest of the civilized world was in shock also. Many of our allies joined in with us to bring those responsible to justice. We will never stop seeking for justice to win out for the atrocities committed by man. I would say "mankind" but there is no kindness to be found in acts like these. I ask everyone to take a moment to remember those who died, simply because one man didn't like us because of where we lived. Despite being misanthropic, I don't believe in genocide unless it is the entire human race.
    2 points
  30. Naiwen

    I'm back!

    Heya guys, I love games and food irl!
    2 points
  31. Yeah, "it breaks the game" just means they can't be bothered to make the necessary changes to make it work. They are taking the lazy approach.
    2 points
  32. Prove me wrong that there is some other ingenuity in gaming that is greater than soaring over the entire map. Nothing beats it. Show me anything that compares. Debate it. I dare it. If you never played it, then you better. It's beyond gaming of its time. I don't know what other mechanics to compare it to. It is just amazing. Imagine yourself in a tv store. They are showing off how the picture looks and use Odyssey as an example. WTF is that? Looks badass! It's a game dude. Forget the f***k tv, I want the f**k game. So the dare is open. Can you find a greater ingenuity in games?
    2 points
  33. You can only improve yourself if you honestly believe you need improvement, and then take the steps necessary to make that improvement. Otherwise it's nothing but wasted time and energy that could have been put towards something that mattered.
    2 points
  34. How about the ingenuity that was very visible in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. It's a game that challenges a player to reconnect with how man evolved till date.
    2 points
  35. Shagger

    Hello!

    Welcome to VGR. Sorry to hear that about your mother, but I admire what you do for her. If there's anything you want to know about the forum, let me or @DC know.
    2 points
  36. I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to modding Skyrim on consoles but I think this video could very well help you:
    2 points
  37. Yeah, some things are best left to schools. I'm not sure what they were aiming to do with such an event in a game where kids and adults are obviously going to be messing around and not taking things seriously.
    2 points
  38. In a video game, you play through a fantasy without consequence. Looking at the responses, it's clear that "The Purge" wouldn't work. Not that I'm judging, I'd obviously do the same thing.
    2 points
  39. That's a dream come true, I have an RTX 3090 just for the streaming PC 😛 The works, everything 😛
    2 points
  40. I would have installed a mammoth Tv that would cover all my wall. The size would have been 10ft X 14ft. Imagine, playing racing games on that big-screen and selecting the front camera view. 😁 Fascinating.
    2 points
  41. Empire

    HIX Puzzle Islands

    It’s a puzzle game. Why is there a god and devil there? If you need a story to explain why you have to fix the puzzle, it could be natural disasters and all different ones too for each world. Hard pass
    2 points
  42. Bad sequels to great games are depressing, a company gets a hit and then decides to strike the iron while it's hot or make creative decisions that alienate the original fanbase to reach a wider audience. Dungeon Keeper When comparing Dungeon Keeper to Dungeon Keeper 2, the sequel is in many technical aspects an improvement. Better visuals, more modes, much improved UI and design choices that made it better balanced. However, I still consider the original superior mostly for one reason, atmosphere. The original was dark with really twisted sense of humour whereas the sequel was much more slapstick and cartoonish, probably the results of wanting to market to a wider audience. Just compare the intro videos for each game and you'll get some idea of what I mean. DK DK 2 Devil May Cry Of course this game has more than one follow up some of which actually make big improvements. For now I'm gonna focus on the jump from the original Devil May Cry to Devil May Cry 2 which was probably the biggest step down I've ever experienced. They transformed one of the slickest and most perfectly controlled hack and slash games ever into a ugly, cumbersome, clichéd and totally incompetent mess. I swear the assets were gathered from the recycle bins of Capcom staff working on other franchise's. Take a look at this and tell me what other popular Capcom franchise thing this clearly originally made for:
    2 points
  43. This is a pessimistic view, I know, but I don't think games can teach people to be more tolerant in most cases and video games shouldn't try. That's not because I have a problem with such messages in games, that could not be further from the truth, It's because I sadly just don't believe that people who really need taught are that receptive to the lesson. If someone is receptive to learning to be more tolerant and less prejudiced, then odds are they will already be fairly tolerant and non-prejudiced to begin with. When I played Hellblade and Tell me Why, I was happy to learn more about people who struggle with mental illness and trans people respectively, but they didn't really make me more tolerant of them because I'm a not prejudiced person to being with. The people who need those lessons far more tend to be not only prejudiced, but also ignorant, arrogant and entitled. They would look at game with a positive message with regard to minorities or marginalised groups like they only include such messages to preach to them, aggravate them and otherwise annoy them. These people too so self-centred to see the real point to such things. They'll accuse such games of "pandering" , "including groups to make quota's for inclusion of X-group" or even claiming that inclusion itself is prejudiced in some twisted way. The truth is simply they don't like being reminded of thier own prejudices by seen them reflected in a video game, a medium of entertainment that obviously should only exists for thier own, selfish ass. If that is you reading this, you need to read this next part very carefully. These companies do not employ inclusivity, that being inclusivity of non-whites, people with varied religious beliefs, the LGBTQ+ community, woman who actually who actually look like real woman and not your wet dreams or any other form of inclusivity for your benefit. They don't give a damb about you. The ones they are thinking of when they make these decisions are the people in those groups. And yes, as well as thier bottom line and thier PR image, and even if I'm wrong and that's all they're thinking about, that still doesn't mean they give squirt of piss for what you think. They don't care what it means to you, but try and step outside of the box you live in where only what you think matters for one moment and think what it means to someone who lives there life in a marginalised group like that. Someone who has grown up in a world that's tried constantly to convince them that who they are or they way the live is in some way wrong. A world that insists they are less of person or worth less because of how and/or where they were born and to what parents, something that nobody has any control over. Just try to imagine what it would mean to someone like that who see's somebody who reflects them, is like them, that understands them being portrayed in something as mass marketed and that connects the one there to enjoy the offered experience as directly as a video game does. Well, here's an example of what it can mean to someone. For a bit of background, this woman was already out of the closet at the time she recoded this, but grew up in a deeply Christian family, pretty much a cult, that didn't, and as far as I know has never fully accept her. This is her blind reaction to seeing that moment in The Last of Us Left Behind DLC. @The Blackangel, I think this clip will be okay for you as the important part (around 3-4 minutes from the point it will start playing) only includes runners and maybe one clicker toward the end and is quite pixelated, but maybe have someone check it for you. That is an example of somebody on the LGBTQ+ spectrum seeing homosexuality being included in a mainstream game, but the point also applies to race, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs or whatever. The point being they don't do it for you. It's not there to aggravate you, annoy you, or even teach you anything. It's there for the people out thier who have been made to feel uncomfortable in thier own skin by the world around them. So stop being selfish, try to open your mind to receive what lesson you may learn from the experience and generally just grow the fuck up.
    2 points
  44. Hey pass some of that tea over here cause you got good taste.
    2 points
  45. I don't think it's a preference that I'm consciously drawn to, or perhaps there's just more of them, I do tend to play more games that feature a “Chosen One” style protagonist. I guess it's easier to identify with protagonists like Aloy of Horizon Zero Dawn or the Dragonborn of Skyrim because there is something unique about them that makes them (or you) stand out. There's a YouTuber I like that discusses some of these in character analysis of Aloy. You see this in non gaming characters too like Superman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avatar Aang/Korra and even villains like Darth Vader. Making them special/chosen makes them unique and interesting. Not that "regular' characters can't be interesting either but it usually takes a deeper dive into their personality in order to make it work.
    2 points
  46. The Blackangel

    Milestone Thread

    Broke 6000 posts.
    2 points
  47. I'll tell you tomorrow.
    2 points
  48. The problem with your 'solution' is that there is nothing stopping a scummy developer from abusing that 'lower playtime' claim to drop a turd in paying customer's laps and then laugh their way to the bank. Realistically, I don't think your solution is ANY less abusable, it just swaps which side of the transaction the potential abuser is on. I think a better solution, would be, in cases where there is mass-refunding going on, to assign manual reviewers to the refund process and add a line about valve reserving the right to 'suspend or reverse the 2-hour refund period if there is suspicion of ill-intentioned abuse'. Then do a quick forum, reviews, and social media check to see if there is credible evidence of an actual issue that would trigger that mass refunding. They could even do something so simple as have developers making these short-form games stick in a 'game completion' achievement of some sort, and have Valve weigh it's status in the decision. Or simply bake a flag into the save file or an .ini about game completion status and have valve cross-check that. Of course, Steam Achievement Manager could be an issue there, but it would cut down on the refunds that aren't actively malicious but are just flippant people being ignorantly malicious.
    2 points
  49. More focus on storytelling and less focus on clout and after sales monetization options. I don't know why are we accepting those. Would you accept your car charging you each time you turn on the radio? Or each time you roll down the window? After you bought a game you should be able to play them unrestricted, and any later purchases should be additional content, and I don't mean weapon skins. Actual meaningful content.
    2 points
  50. @Shagger has hit the nail on the head, as to why this wouldn't work out in a game title. Some videos on YouTube have explored this concept to give other gamers the chance to experience the sight of second person gaming. Personally? I would always stick with 1st, and it makes aiming at your opponent far easier.
    2 points
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