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So this week so far there's Dreamfall Chapters, Jagged Alliance Flashback, Massive Chalice beta, and Long War beta 14 (which is damn near a release candidate). And that's just the stuff that's landed in my inbox, Civ:BE being the obvious omission. Games, games everywhere!

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So this week so far there's Dreamfall Chapters, Jagged Alliance Flashback, Massive Chalice beta, and Long War beta 14 (which is damn near a release candidate). And that's just the stuff that's landed in my inbox, Civ:BE being the obvious omission. Games, games everywhere!

After the summer drought we should all run around with arms spreads and hug each other.

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Yeah, both Dreamfall and JAF keys were delivered silently through Humble Bundle, if you didn't know you needed to use the key resender to get the games, you'd never get them. Bit of an odd mechanism, since as far as I can tell, Humble doesn't send any notification despite the products being tied to your email address.

 

On using the key resender just today, I found another couple of games tied to my email that I'd never gotten around to 'claiming' to my account in the first place, suspect they'd been there for a good while now. :ninja: Wish the tool was smart enough to mark which titles in the list are already linked to the account, but I guess usability was never their strong suit.

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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition to come out next month:

 

http://www.pcgamer.com/icewind-dale-enhanced-edition-will-be-out-this-month/

 

The presence of the "Experience the Story" difficulty mode seems to be the sad product of the direction Bioware was going; there was a comment I felt was pretty bang-on:

 

 

 

"a new difficulty mode that will allow players to experience the story without having to struggle through repeated beat-downs" Come on now...this game was built for the combat. There almost may as well not even be a story.
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We may learn a lesson, and things may get better in the end…
So that’s the trade off…life experience for exhaustion… wisdom for innocence.
There may be a happy ending to our stories…
but we paid for that with little pieces of our souls and we will never get those back."

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Well, well, well. 10 years on, World of Warcraft opens Australian locally-hosted servers. Sadly too late for my own time, but that's a pretty significant development - especially in the wake of the closure of SWTOR's local servers which finished off my interest in that game.

 

And that "special peering arrangement" is being done with my ISP too, geez. With character transfers to them being free as well, I'll have a test with a trial account to check out the difference: the average latency back in my raiding days was 400ms, which was a bigger foe than any raid boss.

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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition to come out next month:

 

http://www.pcgamer.com/icewind-dale-enhanced-edition-will-be-out-this-month/

 

The presence of the "Experience the Story" difficulty mode seems to be the sad product of the direction Bioware was going; there was a comment I felt was pretty bang-on:

 

"a new difficulty mode that will allow players to experience the story without having to struggle through repeated beat-downs" Come on now...this game was built for the combat. There almost may as well not even be a story.

 

 

I think there is a place for casual mode in gaming. Some people who once played computer games to excess now have much less free time because of a career, never-ending home repair, car problems, supporting a family, &c. They probably want to experience an enjoyable visual adventure without all the time-consuming grinding.

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Seems to me, and this is just a personal opinion, that stripping out the combat and challenge of IWD would rob the game of any satisfaction or fun. IWD has some of the finest encounter design of the IE games in my opinion, and casting that aside doesn't seem sensible, the rules, tactics and effective strategies are hardly difficult to learn or master and doing so is more than worth the pay off.

 

It seems like sitting down to a game of Chess with Mr Kasparov, but not wanting to learn how to play, or move any of the pieces. Visual adventures should in my opinion remain on film, and interactive experiences remain in games.

 

If it's a matter of time, then simply play a couple of hours per night, without a gutted experience.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

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I think there is a place for casual mode in gaming.

What heresy is this.

Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition to come out next month:

 

http://www.pcgamer.com/icewind-dale-enhanced-edition-will-be-out-this-month/

 

The presence of the "Experience the Story" difficulty mode seems to be the sad product of the direction Bioware was going; there was a comment I felt was pretty bang-on:

 

"a new difficulty mode that will allow players to experience the story without having to struggle through repeated beat-downs" Come on now...this game was built for the combat. There almost may as well not even be a story.

 

 

I think there is a place for casual mode in gaming. Some people who once played computer games to excess now have much less free time because of a career, never-ending home repair, car problems, supporting a family, &c. They probably want to experience an enjoyable visual adventure without all the time-consuming grinding.

 

Maybe so, but Icewind Dale?  The "visual adventure" in that game is pretty bare-bones.

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Seems to me, and this is just a personal opinion, that stripping out the combat and challenge of IWD would rob the game of any satisfaction or fun. IWD has some of the finest encounter design of the IE games in my opinion, and casting that aside doesn't seem sensible, the rules, tactics and effective strategies are hardly difficult to learn or master and doing so is more than worth the pay off.

 

It seems like sitting down to a game of Chess with Mr Kasparov, but not wanting to learn how to play, or move any of the pieces. Visual adventures should in my opinion remain on film, and interactive experiences remain in games.

 

If it's a matter of time, then simply play a couple of hours per night, without a gutted experience.

 

While I agree with the concept that Icewind Dale is little outside its combat, I'm not sure how adding an optional low difficulty mode is "stripping out the combat and challenge of IWD". You'll certainly still have that, and they might pull in a few more buys from casuals - or people who don't cherish the thought of the required level of micro on a tablet.

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In my mind, the "Experience the Story" difficulty mode can be beaten with all your PCs being Deep Gnome fighters wielding quarterstaves and wearing the shirts on their backs.

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We may learn a lesson, and things may get better in the end…
So that’s the trade off…life experience for exhaustion… wisdom for innocence.
There may be a happy ending to our stories…
but we paid for that with little pieces of our souls and we will never get those back."

-Austin Lunn

 

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3D realms are back in business

 

https://3drealms.com/

 

Time to kick ass and chew bubblegum again

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Assassin's Creed Unit PC requirements:

 

Minimum:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB VRAM)

Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz

 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-10-23-assassins-creed-unitys-pc-system-requirements-revealed

 

680 minimum... lulz

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Going to assume she isn't playable?

Who cares?

 

Going by the cross I'm going to guess she is either a Templar or a German WW veteran.

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Going to assume she isn't playable?

Who cares?

 

Going by the cross I'm going to guess she is either a Templar or a German WW veteran.

 

The amount of marketing going into this character kinda gave me a need to ask the question.

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Remember a time when a game release wasn't the cause of controversy because of feminism. Pepperidge farms remembers.

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I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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