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Haven't heard about this game yet... cinematic trailer is well made though. I wish GW would create feature movies for us (well, me!) to consume.

 

 

Continued from the original series...

 

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Wow, looks like SEGA have partnered with GOG, and the first game released is Alien Isolation.... Now to hope that all Yakuza and other gems of their, will find it's way there as well :o

https://www.gog.com/en/news/play_the_thrilling_alien_isolation_as_sega_is_partnering_with_gog

 

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1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

20) Final Fantasy Type-0 - PS4 - 58+ hours

21) Journey - PS4 - 9+ hours

22) Dark Souls II - PS3 - 210+ hours

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24) Megadimension Neptunia VII - PS4 - 160 hours

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10 minutes ago, Mamoulian War said:

Wow, looks like SEGA have partnered with GOG, and the first game released is Alien Isolation.... Now to hope that all Yakuza and other gems of their, will find it's way there as well :o

https://www.gog.com/en/news/play_the_thrilling_alien_isolation_as_sega_is_partnering_with_gog

The problem with GOG is that it is all nice and well but I own at least two copies of Isolation already. Not gonna rebuy it on GOG. Not being able to get bigger releases day 1 really hurts them, I think.

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2 minutes ago, Wormerine said:

The problem with GOG is that it is all nice and well but I own at least two copies of Isolation already. Not gonna rebuy it on GOG. Not being able to get bigger releases day 1 really hurts them, I think.

Well, I am GOG exclusive PC gamer, so for me this is a big news :) And hope, that other japanese publishers will notice this, and join as well :)

 

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1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

20) Final Fantasy Type-0 - PS4 - 58+ hours

21) Journey - PS4 - 9+ hours

22) Dark Souls II - PS3 - 210+ hours

23) Fairy Fencer F - PS3 - 215+ hours

24) Megadimension Neptunia VII - PS4 - 160 hours

25) Super Neptunia RPG - PS4 - 44+ hours

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Yeah, not their fault obviously but not even knowing when a game will release there until it does hurts somewhat. Compare with say, Epic Store exclusivity where even if someone is ardently against them, they know exactly when that exclusivity ends.

Me, I have a pretty big itch to play Rogue Legacy 2. But I want it either on GOG, or on Microsoft Store with Play Anywhere support. I might even have gambled on Play Anywhere being added eventually if it was purchasable for PC from Microsoft, but nope. That said, $22.50AUD on EGS (vs $36AUD on Steam) is at least getting close enough to where double dipping in the future wouldn't hurt *that* much.

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A report on loot boxes by the Norwegian Consumer Council:

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Loot boxes have been the source of several controversies already. NCC demonstrates in its report numerous problematic practices related to Loot boxes including:

  • Exploiting cognitive biases and vulnerabilities of consumers through deceptive design and marketing
  • Using layers of virtual currencies to mask/distort real-world monetary costs
  • Targeting loot boxes and manipulative practices towards minors

An obvious need for further regulation and consumer protection

The video games industry is one of the largest entertainment industries in the world. The industry has historically generated revenue largely from the sale of video games, but in-game purchases are an increasingly significant source of revenue.

However, the video game sector has so far largely evaded regulatory scrutiny. Its business models are technically complex or novel and video games are considered a niche market by many authorities.

Due to the sheer size of the market and the number of affected consumers, NCC and participating organisations are calling for a number of measures from EU and national authorities. These include a ban on deceptive design (or ‘dark patterns’), extra protections for minors, and improved transparency (so that consumers know what they are really purchasing).

https://www.beuc.eu/press-media/news-events/loot-boxes-how-gaming-industry-manipulates-and-exploits-consumers

https://www.forbrukerradet.no/report-on-loot-boxes-insert-coin/

Nothing particularly new, except the application of AI.
At the moment only 2 countries have banned loot boxes, Belgium and the Netherlands. I would welcome a full ban on any loot boxes and in-game currencies, which would effectively destroy f2p games.
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Well I have few titles now I am interested in and just waiting for them to show up on GoG. There are very few titles these days I want ASAP so GoG is my backlog now

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1 hour ago, Humanoid said:

Yeah, not their fault obviously but not even knowing when a game will release there until it does hurts somewhat.

Or even If it will happen. I don't know what is the policy but for some people devs seem unable to confirm intention of releasing on GOG. It happened to me that I bought a game on steam assuming there will be no GOG release, only for the game to pop up there couple hours/days later. They lost couple full price sales from me like that.

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3 hours ago, Mamoulian War said:

Wow, looks like SEGA have partnered with GOG, and the first game released is Alien Isolation.... Now to hope that all Yakuza and other gems of their, will find it's way there as well :o

https://www.gog.com/en/news/play_the_thrilling_alien_isolation_as_sega_is_partnering_with_gog

 

Alpha Protocol when?

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38 minutes ago, kanisatha said:

Dammit. You always manage to beat me to the Solasta announcements. :)

hahaha! I got email yesterday, and literally the first thing I did after returning from work is check if they posted something more publically and if you shared it before me 😛

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17 minutes ago, Wormerine said:

hahaha! I got email yesterday, and literally the first thing I did after returning from work is check if they posted something more publically and if you shared it before me 😛

I'll blame it on the weeds. I have a good-sized flower garden (my other hobby) and I had spent two hours pulling weeds yesterday evening where my whole body was wracked with pain so much so that I couldn't even drag myself to my computer to check email. Did that only this morning. :)

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2 hours ago, ShadySands said:

Alpha Protocol when?

I'm sure it would be one of the top picks from GOG's pov. Maybe they'll be bothered enough to relicense, or replace the licensed music with "Increase Volume Setting on Wireless" style muzak. Don't think there's much chance that Sega will be though.

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13 hours ago, kanisatha said:

Dammit. You always manage to beat me to the Solasta announcements. :)

Wormie !!! Stop trying to beat Kanie the whole time, this is a gaming forum and not a competition 

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Pros: I'm all for weird Korean mind**** mystery/drama.

Cons: The gameplay seems to be entirely QTEs.

It looks like a David Cage game, except not made by David Cage, so presumably much better.

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I'm so confused. There is a new Call of Duty trailer, but the game is called Modern Warfare 2 ... but MW2 was released in 2009? Is this a remaster or something? It looks completely different than the old game, I have no idea.

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Metro 2033 author put on Russian government 'wanted' list for condemning invasion of Ukraine

There was always an anti-authoritarian bent to the writing in both the novel and game series for <<Metro>>, and in <<Metro 2035>> and <<Exodus>> a major plot point was...

...that the powers that be had all outside communications jammed on the shaky justification that NATO was still out there ready to finish things if they realised there was a pocket of human settlement still in the Moscow Metro (largely implied that if anything the west was in as bad shape as post-apocalyptic Russia was).

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