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Oct 26, 2017
2,160
Belarus
What are the most graphically impressive games in the last 3 years? I mean technical not art style, stuff that just looks amazing at high settings.
Here are some of my suggestions

Shadow of the Tomb Raider:


Anno 2205:


Assassin's Creed Odyssey:


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided:


Prey:


Quantum Break:


Rise of the Tomb Raider:


Watch_Dogs 2:


Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus:


These would keep your GPU busy.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,162
Am I crazy or Tim is now just posting nonsense?


Destiny got popular because Activision pumped so much money in it. Destiny got bashed because Bungie made stupid mistakes. Activision actually did everything they could to keep Bungie on straight path.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,994
Belgium
They actually provide a DRM tool
One that the Subnautica devs started using shortly after the giveaway ended
which makes the game unplayable offline because there's no offline mode on the Epic Store
So that's why...
And yet I still see people claiming that "Steam is DRM and Epic Launcher is not"
What a shitshow...
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,162
Do you really believe this?
Read Jason Schreier reportings on Bungie and Destiny. MTX in Destiny are pushed hard by Bungie because they couldn't deliver significant content regularly and they wanted regular money stream. Activision added 2 internal studios to Destiny development so content actually could be made at reasonable schedule. Activision allowed them to delay and reboot both games multiple times.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,692
Read Jason Schreier reportings on Bungie and Destiny. MTX in Destiny are pushed hard by Bungie because they couldn't deliver significant content regularly and they wanted regular money stream. Activision added 2 internal studios to Destiny development so content actually could be made at reasonable schedule. Activision allowed them to delay and reboot both games multiple times.

None of that really screams " kept them on the good path"like you suggested. That reporting also says that a big new expansion was mandated every fall by Activision, and a big part of Destiny's failings isn't in the MTX, it's in the frequent expansion costs that didn't really justify their purchase.

MTX was never a big part of why Destiny was bad, and I'm not sure Activision forcing the husks of once notable companies to make the medicore garbage expansions is a point in their favor.

It's also a report that's like 4 paragraphs long. I highly doubt it boils down to "Activision wanted more content, Bungie wanted more MTX." There just isn't enough info to declare someone as the moral superior in the conflict, especially when Activision is currently in the middle of a lot of drama at Blizzard.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,994
Belgium
Read Jason Schreier reportings on Bungie and Destiny. MTX in Destiny are pushed hard by Bungie because they couldn't deliver significant content regularly and they wanted regular money stream. Activision added 2 internal studios to Destiny development so content actually could be made at reasonable schedule. Activision allowed them to delay and reboot both games multiple times.
Didn't know this. Interesting to see where Destiny 3 will be going. Without a big publisher backing them, it will be a mess. But no doubt, they'll find a big publisher. I wonder which one it will be. EA? Epic? Microsoft?
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,162
None of that really screams " kept them on the good path"like you suggested. That reporting also says that a big new expansion was mandated every fall by Activision, and a big part of Destiny's failings isn't in the MTX, it's in the frequent expansion costs that didn't really justify their purchase.

MTX was never a big part of why Destiny was bad, and I'm not sure Activision forcing the husks of once notable companies to make the medicore garbage expansions is a point in their favor.

It's also a report that's like 4 paragraphs long. I highly doubt it boils down to "Activision wanted more content, Bungie wanted more MTX." There just isn't enough info to declare someone as the moral superior in the conflict, especially when Activision is currently in the middle of a lot of drama at Blizzard.
You have a lot of info in his book and report he did few months ago.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/destiny-2/destiny-2-reboot-jason-schreier

And his report on D1 development

https://kotaku.com/the-messy-true-story-behind-the-making-of-destiny-1737556731
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,995
Didn't know this. Interesting to see where Destiny 3 will be going. Without a big publisher backing them, it will be a mess. But no doubt, they'll find a big publisher. I wonder which one it will be. EA? Epic? Microsoft?
They already said they'll self published any future Destiny. Partnering with other publishers will be for other IP I think. Maybe returning to Halo? Who knows.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,777
They already said they'll self published any future Destiny. Partnering with other publishers will be for other IP I think. Maybe returning to Halo? Who knows.
They'll need distribution partners at the very least. And probably some help with marketing.

Whether they'll have deeper relationships than that is dependent on how much money they have.
 
Oct 26, 2017
965
Do Bungie do any major work on the pc version of Destiny? Isn’t that all done by Vicarious Visions? I have this fear they’ll just let that version either die or fault into disrepair.
 
Jan 28, 2018
2,061
Didn't know this. Interesting to see where Destiny 3 will be going. Without a big publisher backing them, it will be a mess. But no doubt, they'll find a big publisher. I wonder which one it will be. EA? Epic? Microsoft?
They can do two things:

- Techland way: Opening a publishing branch for Destiny 3 and all the games in the Destiny universe so they can self-publish retail and digital on all platform
- CDPR wat: Partner with various publisher to distribuite Destiny 3 globally, like Warner Bros or EA.

I think there's 0 chance of a buyout, Bugie is a 700 man studio, Destiny IP has still value and i don't think Sony or Microsoft or other publishers are willing to spend a billion or even more to buy the studio. EA spent 450 million USD for Respawn and that's A LOT, imagine Bungie.

Do Bungie do any major work on the pc version of Destiny? Isn’t that all done by Vicarious Visions? I have this fear they’ll just let that version either die or fault into disrepair.
Or they can assign the PC version to another studio like QLOC.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,162
Also I will be that conspiracy theories person but I have feeling that SpatialOS and this new Unreal fund were planned. All parties knew about changes that will happen but Improbable deliberately didn't want to do a thing because they planned things with Epic. So they waited for Unity to shut them down so they can throw a shade on them. I really find it hard to believe that it is possible to get ready something like this in like hours.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,162
Well yeah, but when it comes to the topics of publishers and big companies like Microsoft he always sounds sour and delusional. Not to mention his double standards since he works for Epic...
Yeah he posts a lot of nonsense outside those. I mean how many independent studios with 700 employees you know that don't have steady flow of income? Bungie is huge and Destiny 2 in current state is not nearly enough for them to be sustainable. They have $100M deal with NetEase but that is again just one project that won't keep them afloat forever. And we know from all of those reportings that they are not efficient studio with really bad workflows. It really is hard to cheer for their independence based on all of that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
397
With the SNK collection releasing on PS4, I wonder what the odds of a PC version are... I was going to pick it up on Switch, but now I'll wait a bit longer I guess
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,106
Italy

Into the Breach waifu edition just launched in early access. Chinese only, of course.

Sooner or later I'll start buying these Chinese only games anyway. I mean, I used to play English games without understanding a single word when I was a child, it can't be that different.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,941
Well yeah, but when it comes to the topics of publishers and big companies like Microsoft he always sounds sour and delusional. Not to mention his double standards since he works for Epic...
He was right about MS but he's also a huge hypocrite so it's ok for him to try and push for exclusivity in an open space.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,463
Sadly that was a Bungie West game, so I'm not entirely sure how much Bungie proper would want to have anything to do with it.

But yes, I would welcome an Oni remake/remaster. For reasons.
Is bungie west like blizzard north? Sister studio in name only, very different culture? I too would like a remastered oni .... Or marathon
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,496
Toronto
Just finished the only game I bought during winter seal.


What a great game. Took me about 20 hours to 100% and I enjoyed most of it. It is a metroidvania, but not in the traditional sense as it more relies on adventure than platforming. There Are about 15 islands that you sail to and from and on each island there are areas you cant access until you have new abilities. There were a few times that I was kind of stuck and the backtracking is tiresome at times, but overall I highly recommend.
 
Nov 3, 2017
171
Played through Metro: Last Light last night. Ran beautifully at 4K on a 1070 and looked amazing. I enjoyed it a lot more than the first one. This game gets weird!
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,214

Into the Breach waifu edition just launched in early access. Chinese only, of course.

Sooner or later I'll start buying these Chinese only games anyway. I mean, I used to play English games without understanding a single word when I was a child, it can't be that different.
we should all be learning chinese i feel

They finally fixed that awful logo for DARK SOULS: REMASTERED. Wohoo!

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New:

lol that's really funny
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,378

Into the Breach waifu edition just launched in early access. Chinese only, of course.

Sooner or later I'll start buying these Chinese only games anyway. I mean, I used to play English games without understanding a single word when I was a child, it can't be that different.
Damn, this looks pretty good.

Another one for the list of good looking chinese language only games.
 
Jan 17, 2018
939
So, I finally started Shadow Tactics: Blades of Shogun which I bought way back at release day, and have to say, the game is fantastic, so far I have more fun with it than with XCOM 2. One minor gripe, it kicks my ass a little bit too often.