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At this point, GoG needs to separate the refund process from the studio pay-out, and to an extent just eat the refund out of pocket, and not screw over the studios.  They can see what games are crap, and they can easily track which accounts abuse their refund process the most. But would they then retroactively reimburse the studio for lost sales? (not a chance)

Instead, they should have something like a thirty strike rule —where if you refund every game you buy, then statistically it's you, and not the games at fault. This internal estimate could be affected by the raw dollar amount billed from the account, and catch accounts that always refund the expensive games no matter what; have a sixty dollar game count as six ten dollar titles, rather than just one on their list of returns.

These return policies are affecting the way games are now designed; meaning studios are not technically free to design the game (or narrative) in the way they might like.

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Rimworld got surprise DLC. Price seems bit steep but otherwise might be fun

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1149640/RimWorld__Royalty/


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3 hours ago, Hurlshot said:

I've been curious about this game, but the graphics turn me off. I had trouble getting into Prison Architect for the same reason.

I got prison architect and I was not able to get into it either, but this is quite fun, try it on sale if you are not sure

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I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, and freedom of choice. I'm the kinda guy that likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecue ribs with the side-order of gravy fries?" I want high cholesterol! I wanna eat bacon, and butter, and buckets of cheese, okay?! I wanna smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section! I wanna run naked through the street, with green Jell-O all over my body, reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly may feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiene"

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2 hours ago, Malcador said:

Shame Outer Worlds is not on GOG, now...

I have a hard time imagining TOW on GOG, TOW is like a perfectly refined "modern" game and not anywhere near a "classic" (in the current understanding of what a "classic" is).  If someone tries to sell it as a "classic" anywhere in the near future, they're being greedy and cynical, which further erodes their credibility.


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I just had the realization that it's been 10 years since DICE and EA released a Battlefield game I gave a **** about. How has it been a whole decade since Bad Company 2 and why in the world haven't they made another one? To the best of my knowledge, BC2 sold really really well.

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5 hours ago, Keyrock said:

I just had the realization that it's been 10 years since DICE and EA released a Battlefield game I gave a **** about. How has it been a whole decade since Bad Company 2 and why in the world haven't they made another one? To the best of my knowledge, BC2 sold really really well.

Well, it's more investments than just making MP Battlefails, they'd have to hire quality voice actors and story writers.


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8 hours ago, ComradeMaster said:

I have a hard time imagining TOW on GOG, TOW is like a perfectly refined "modern" game and not anywhere near a "classic" (in the current understanding of what a "classic" is).  If someone tries to sell it as a "classic" anywhere in the near future, they're being greedy and cynical, which further erodes their credibility.

You do know that GOG doesn't stand for "Good Old Games" anymore? There is nothing that prevents "modern" games to release on GOG.

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15 hours ago, Lexx said:

You do know that GOG doesn't stand for "Good Old Games" anymore? There is nothing that prevents "modern" games to release on GOG.

Normally I wouldn't even pay a mind to it but I've run across people who consider GOG the antithesis to modern gaming, which kinda triggered me, so naturally I feel compelled to chime in my 2 cents to justify my position.


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"Is Chaos Theory As Good As I Remember?" You bet your sweet ass it is.

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Looks like one more country is taking action against gambling

 

 

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Out of the Park Baseball 21 is in pre-order. It's coming out in three weeks! I buy this every year. If you love Football Manager and you love baseball (a yes for me on both counts) then this is your game:

They also make Franchise Hockey Manager. They are up to version 6. It's good... but flawed. I'd hold off until 7 comes out this August. 

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^ Semi-related, admittedly hijacked:

As a non-American who's always wanted to get into baseball but struggles with the rules and the copious amount of data everywhere (seriously, it seems like 50% of the sport is tables, numbers, and ratios), how do I start? How do I make it comprehensible?

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57 minutes ago, Skazz said:

^ Semi-related, admittedly hijacked:

As a non-American who's always wanted to get into baseball but struggles with the rules and the copious amount of data everywhere (seriously, it seems like 50% of the sport is tables, numbers, and ratios), how do I start? How do I make it comprehensible?

You mean watching it or playing a game like OOTP? If you are new to the sport I wouldn't recommend OOTP, It kicks you right into the deep end of team management. Stats and numbers a a huge part of the players success in managing a team.

But as for watching it and just enjoying the game I'm going to start the annual baseball thread in the Way Off Topic later today. We'll talk about it there if you like. It's one of my favorite subjects!

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I meant it as in watching it, although I was thinking about buying the game sometime in the future, too.

57 minutes ago, Guard Dog said:

But as for watching it and just enjoying the game I'm going to start the annual baseball thread in the Way Off Topic later today. We'll talk about it there if you like. It's one of my favorite subjects!

That sounds great, but like I said, I'm still at a phase where I look at stuff and have no idea what exactly is going on. 🤪

Any tips on how to, er, start (consciously, eventually) watching baseball? Or, well, get into the sport in general. However dumb that may sound.

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I love watching baseball. Just focus on the pitcher/batter relationship. You have a guy stepping into a box trying to hit a ball going close to 100 mph. Sometimes it dips and curves, sometimes it spins away and sometimes it ends up in your ribs! It is the most dramatic and tense moment in sports.

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❤️ Frictional games though.  Dat atmosphere.


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Posted (edited)
On 3/1/2020 at 12:57 PM, Skazz said:

I meant it as in watching it

Why do you want to hurt yourself?  Or are you suffering from insomnia ?

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Conan Exiles is getting an expansion, sounds like there might be a new map, so that's exciting news since, well, I kinda know the current one by now ;) Maybe we'll get some technical improvements too (server software is not particularly high quality, it leaks memory as if it were a sieve)

https://twinfinite.net/2020/03/conan-exiles-expansion-dune/

Oh yes, also Conan Exiles-style Dune survival game, but we already knew that one was in the works.

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