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I remember killing some dude in a vault and his head would never leave my inventory again.

 

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I like the idea of vaults existing to shelter people from a nuclear holocaust, exactly how it was done in Fallout 1.

 

True. But Vaults can have a story to them, like getting the wrong shipment for instance.


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Wasn't that actually a part of the experiment?


Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Well, the second game is where everything got wild. People often tend to forget what Tim Cain said about Fallout 2:

 

 

 

"We were losing part of the game to a larger group who had bigger plans for it"

 

 

I loved the silliness in Fallout 2 though.  :shrugz:

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Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but weren't the shelters subject to minor experiments in hopes that some would better survive. Then over time the plans of experimentation got out of hand? Although some low numbered vaults are messed up so idk... maybe that's a fan theory I'm recalling.

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None of that was a thing in Fallout 1. Fallout 2 started with the experiments theme. Fallout 3 then turned it into a HUGE thing.

 

I can accept experimental vaults to run tests for the Mars colony ship as it had been planned, but later games made every single vault wacky... it's just too much now.

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Awesome interview, I always wanted to know the guys behind the Yakuza games:

 

 

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"To be honest, we never even thought about how it would be received outside of Japan"

 

Damn, those words are music to me ears.

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Loot boxes are officialy gambling in Netherlands.

 

Not all forms of them, but still the first official step to fight them, has finally been taken!!!

 

http://www.siliconera.com/2018/04/19/dutch-gaming-authority-declares-loot-boxes-gambling/

 

https://www.vg247.com/2018/04/19/loot-boxes-dutch-gaming-authority/

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Loot boxes are officialy gambling in Netherlands.

 

Not all forms of them, but still the first official step to fight them, has finally been taken!!!

 

http://www.siliconera.com/2018/04/19/dutch-gaming-authority-declares-loot-boxes-gambling/

 

https://www.vg247.com/2018/04/19/loot-boxes-dutch-gaming-authority/

They want this to be the case for all EU countries. I wish them luck.

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Loot boxes are officialy gambling in Netherlands.

 

Not all forms of them, but still the first official step to fight them, has finally been taken!!!

 

http://www.siliconera.com/2018/04/19/dutch-gaming-authority-declares-loot-boxes-gambling/

 

https://www.vg247.com/2018/04/19/loot-boxes-dutch-gaming-authority/

Close, but no cigar:

 

"Each game featured paid loot boxes containing items which could be traded, providing the trader economic value. Trading items provided the player with earning money should a rare item drop from the loot box.

 

As a result, these games violate the rules of chance per the gaming commission

 

[...]

 

Six of the ten games investigated with loot boxes were found to contain items which could not be traded. These titles were found to be in compliance with gambling laws; however, the Gaming Authority was still critical over how these were implemented."

 

(emphasis mine)

 

So, Battlefront II would be in the clear, but PUBG and CSGO are probably going to have to do something about their model. I wonder if Valve saw this coming when they made changes to their CSGO item trading policy just a few weeks ago.

 

Also, they apparently want to make it a EU-wide thing.

 

This is a good thing because it's going to put a dent in professional cheat programmers' profits, hopefully driving some of them out of business. But beyond that I don't think it'll make much difference—strong consumer-side response as with SWBF2 is probably a much more effective way to fight the practice than hoping for regulators to find their asses with both hands.

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Yeah, holy heck that stuff was blown out of proportion. Our gambling authority said nothing of value regarding loot boxes.

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'Much ado about nothing' is -and will always be- a prevalent part of journalism it seems..


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Journalists are in the business of selling newspapers, or clicks these days, I guess.  Sensationalism sells.

 

Valve has acquired Campo Santo, so, if nothing else, it looks like Valve will be releasing a walking simulator sometime in the future.

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Yeah, holy heck that stuff was blown out of proportion. Our gambling authority said nothing of value regarding loot boxes.

If I understood it correctly, the authority said also, that the 6 other publishers should reconsider selling any kind of lootboxes to underage kids/teens. The way how it works, does not break the law per se, but the "carrot and stick" in their game works very similar to slot machines or other gambling stuff, and they do not like it.

 

Please correct me if I am wrong, because google translate sometimes fails.


Sent from my Stone Tablet, using Chisel-a-Talk 2000BC.

 

Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 1: Austria Grand Campaign (completed)

Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 2: Xhosa Grand Campaign (completed)

 

My PS Platinums - 19 games so far (my PSN profile):

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

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Oh god, there goes my monies again... damn you paradox

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Missed this. Paradox sure does milk everything :p


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Oh my God, it's new stuff for Stellaris!

 

Despite its flaws, it's pretty much the game I've wanted to play ever since I was a kid. Milking or not, I'm glad they're keeping it updated with new content.

 

I mean, even stuff like Horizon Signal was great. I did not expect them to go full cosmic horror in a 4X game.

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