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So with the film and music threads still going and being discussed... why don't we get some discussion going on something on topic to the board? What other games are you playing now?
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SIGIL Update 
Packaging for the boxed edition is imminent, says Romero. There are pictures in the Twitter thread. You can see a floppy disk in the box :)

https://twitter.com/romero/status/1128425724895952896

There's no definite time for the release yet, but it should be soon. I wanted to post a heads up for those not following closely. 
Rage 2 
Anyone playing Rage 2? I was initially very unimpressed by it; disliked the intro, disliked the world, disliked the driving. But I have to say that id (as I understand it, they are behind the combat, weapons, abilities etc) nailed the actual gameplay.

I thought it would be Doom 2016 in an open world and in a way it of course is, but they have somehow managed to reinvent the fps once again, creating a unique gameplay. So in short, as much as I dislike almost everything in the game, I just can't stop playing it as the combat is so fun. 
Blamit On Blondie 
er, boldie, theemee 
No JR - No JC - No SP 
no id nor dQ 
Vintage 
Really impressed of some old addon Doom levels like "Dantes's Gate" from John W. Anderson.
It might be the game is a bit outdated, but the maps are very well construckted and oversize the original Doom levels. 
So. 
Rage 2 vs A Plague Tale. Discuss. 
Your Face Vs Your Ass 
HTH 
Raging On Rage 2 
A Plague Tale has beautiful art direction, stunning environments and character models.

Rage look like it was designed by a team of permafries that couldn't lay off the wacky tobaccy.

A Plague Tale has unique gameplay mechanics and story driven experience.

Rage is a ripoff of Doom 2016. Which in turn is an updated ripoff of itself.

THE WINNER IS:

... Raptor: Call of the Shadows!
Seriously this game rocks. 
I Call Bullshit. 
Rage2 is a rip-off of Far Cry meets Mad Max. Doom4 was pretty much it's own thing even as a reboot.

I am far more tempted by Plague Tale, despite the Vondur seal of approval on Rage 2.

It all goes back to focus and purpose. 
Fucking Dishonoured 2. 
So tell me. How can this game claim to give you a choice of playstyles when, despite giving you plenty of tools for some different playstyles, it will actively punish you with The Bad Ending etc etc. Spurious pile of shit. Either give the play some choice, or don't. Don't pretend to when what you really mean is "play in style X" or else. 
CoD ZOMBIES 
u prefer Black Ops1 or WWII? WWII for me pls, my map list https://i.postimg.cc/QxrSJyyQ/zzz-0z-1508x1200a.png haven't played neither exo zombies nor BO4. having one map ahead of another in a tier indicates I liked it more.

Sledgehammer CoD WWII zombies team https://i.postimg.cc/bv4CGbr3/zzz-0g-wwii-zombie-devs-1598x1200.jpg can u name them somebody pls? I recognise WWII zombies director Cameron Dayton and Jason Warnke (lead design on the Frozen Dawn level), who does the actual 3D in WWII zombies maps? thanks.

what are your CoD ZOMBIES achievements? I have managed solo surviving to these number of waves in WWII/BO1: Groesten Haus 15, Call of the Dead 14, Shi No Numa 32, Ascension 42, Der Riese 34, Shangri La 31, Moon 22. EDIT: YAAAAAAS, yisyisyisyis yiiiissssssss, WWII Shadowed City Hunter finally defeated!!! now gimme WWII zombies season 2 pls!!!!!

PS: since Jason Warnke left the team in 2019, I guess there will be no WWII zombies season 2 after TFD ? 
Jaromir 
FRom what I can see, absolutely no-one else on here likes COD Zombies, nor is remotely interested in discussing COD Zombies achievements. No offence intended but you might be wasting your time posting about it repeatedly?? 
On A Lighter Note 
https://store.steampowered.com/app/480490/Prey/ if any fuckwits were sitting on the fence about this, get the fenceposts outta your arse and buy it for £4 or whatever that is in foreign money. 
That's Soon To Be 10 Cents In Foreign Money 
 
Lol 
 
 
"i murdered everything in dishonored, fuck stealth" -Vondur, 2019 
Citadel: The System Shock Fan Remake Enemies Update 
https://youtu.be/CuKzUCPk-IA

If I may toot my own horn. Special shout out to bastardrodent for helping me with most of the enemy models. Progress is going well. 
 
But where is the keep mod? 
 
@yhe1, still in progress; working on Citadel for now and will come back to polish up the Keep mod get it to version 1.0. 
Half-Life 3/2 Confirmed 
Anybody stoked for Half-Life: Alyx? I actually just bought the Valve Index, my first VR set, after seeing the trailer. Hope I won't be getting buyer's remorse over it! xD 
No. 
 
Never Been Much Of A Valve Person 
But I'm cautiously optimistic about both the game and VR.

When Carmack left Oculus last week, he cited his disappointment with the progress in VR, and the lack of progress in VR can be attributed to low hardware adoption and a lack of major releases.

Both of that will change with HL3A. 
I'm Hyped 
I am so glad that they're revisiting this universe and the great thing about it being a prequel to HL2 means the expectations will by lower, also it's going to be for all VR platforms and not just index so kudos to them for this. 
It's Toss. 
No-one plays VR. And even if Valve's desperate attempt to market VR by making HL3 exclusive to it quadruples the number of VR players, that's still no-one. It's a waste of an HL game. 
On A Much Happier Note. 
Referring to Redfield's post a while back:

A Plague Tale has beautiful art direction, stunning environments and character models.

Absolutely correct:

https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197971710064/screenshots/?appid=752590&sort=newestfirst&browsefilter=myfiles&view=imagewall

Although:

A Plague Tale has unique gameplay mechanics and story driven experience.

The gameplay isn't that thrilling, although it's well done for what it is. However it's very definitely recommended for the superb style and atmosphere alone. A lot of mapping inspiration in there too. 
Over 7 Million VR Devices Shipped This Year 
I own a Quest and PSVR and play them often. I'm excited that this is a "full length" game and that's it non-exclusive. GG Valve. 
PS4 Sold 8 Million+ This Year 
Bringing the total to 100 million.

Just to pull a random statistic out of the internet's arse. I suspect that 7 million units sounds big but is pretty small fry in the totatlity of games machines that could run an HL3 fps. 
Stats 
The point is that the user base is growing year over year. "No one plays VR" is absolutely incorrect. 
It's A Generalisation Obviously. 
"A slowly growing but still exceptionally small and thus almost entirely irrelevant proportion of gamers play VR" - is that better??

I now of two whole people I've encountered off/online who actually play VR games, congrats on being the second one! But, good for you being able to play HL3, it does look real cool aside from being VR. Would be nice if it could have been both - equally obviously.

Incidentally I found an interesting comparison was the Diabo Immoral (ggwp otp for that name) fuss. I strongly suspect a lot more gamers have access to mobile phones and maybe even play games on them - yet that branching out got panned. Not that it all means much (apart from fanboys being idiots). 
"Now Know Of..." 
 
 
I mean, it's obvious they are using this game to sell hardware -- just like a console exclusive. It only works if the game is good enough that people are willing to buy a new thing to play it.

I probably won't buy it. I generally don't buy a console for a single game, though. 
Yup. 
I hate console exclusives because they're console exclusives....

I'd say it's arguably even worse making an exclusive out of a very highly anticipated / desired instalment in an established PC series, rather than with a new IP (like, I dunno, Horizon Zero Dawn), that doesn't have an established fanbase on a particular gaming machine.

Imagine if iDthesda turned around and made Doom Eternal into a Switch exclusive. FFS. 
 
This isn't even a Valve VR exclusive. 
Doesn't Matter, VR Is Still More Obscure And Restrictive. 
 
Now Go Fucking Play Plague Tale You Scrubs. 
Legit beautiful game. 
Plague Tale VR When? 
 
Would Be Dick In As It's Over-the-shoulder 3rd Person 
 
The Truth Comes Out 
In Other Non-VR News. 
https://store.steampowered.com/app/960980/Apsulov_End_of_Gods/

Apsulov End Of Gods, a minor sleeper hit in the curious narrative sci-fi horror sort of vein, with a cyber-viking (yes really) theme.

This is very much a B-List game (at a B-List price) with various crudities and issues, though nothing serious. BUT, it is quite interesting and appealing in it's own way. Story progression is fine, there's some good interactions, several good jump scares, some cool scenes and some freaky ones. And the theme / background is pretty fresh. Worth a look if you like this sort of thing. And it actually feels like the source material and core ideas could have easily warranted AAA production to make a likely minor classic. 
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