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Mandella
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Reply #4130 on: July 06, 2018, 01:26:07 PM

Yeah what are you running Steam on? Say what you will about their business model, but their program runs pretty reliably for me.
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Reply #4131 on: July 06, 2018, 01:43:54 PM

Ditto.   Odd.

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Reply #4132 on: July 06, 2018, 01:54:23 PM

i've had steam crash maybe 5 times since the actual day it launched

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Reply #4133 on: July 06, 2018, 02:29:31 PM

I've never had problems with Steam. I have had numerous issues with Twitch and Minecraft not wanting to play nice together, and I use Twitch for nothing else. I've claimed a bunch of free "Twitch Prime" games but haven't even installed any of them yet.

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Reply #4134 on: July 06, 2018, 03:56:50 PM

Thanks - apparently I have some cache to delete or something.
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Reply #4135 on: July 06, 2018, 04:07:43 PM

I've heard the Steam overlay is prone to crashing but I don't have it enabled. Their crappy embedded Web browser can get stuck as well but that rarely causes an explicit app crash for me.

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Reply #4136 on: July 06, 2018, 04:56:08 PM

The embedded web browser is exactly the problem in my case. Steam doesn't crash, the browser they're using hangs. Luckily clearing both dl and browser cache seems to have taken the edge off the problem. I still get the 'forever loading' icon in the top right of product pages though, which is the crappy browser problem.

It's better though, so we'll see how it does going forward.
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Reply #4137 on: July 06, 2018, 09:35:03 PM

The embedded web browser is exactly the problem in my case. Steam doesn't crash, the browser they're using hangs. Luckily clearing both dl and browser cache seems to have taken the edge off the problem. I still get the 'forever loading' icon in the top right of product pages though, which is the crappy browser problem.

It's better though, so we'll see how it does going forward.

It's usually related to videos, sometimes the embedded browser chokes on them and doesn't recover without restarting Steam. The same thing happens with embedded YT videos in Steam forums.

Try unchecking the "autoplay videos" box on the product page video player.
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Reply #4138 on: July 07, 2018, 01:08:39 AM

Good idea. Thanks!
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Reply #4139 on: July 10, 2018, 05:00:42 PM

I made a 6 linked unique bow of the perfect colour tonight using only 6 orbs.

I was happy.

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Reply #4140 on: July 10, 2018, 06:08:27 PM

This is a good league but I'm having a hell of a time coming up with a build that interests me. I started out playing Dark Pact and it's good but Skeletons are huge trolls and casting it on myself isn't gimmicky enough for me (I'm a complete Timmy). Then I tried quad totem Storm Burst for a while before remembering that totems are super boring.

Has anyone tried out any of the new traps? They look pretty badass but they're still traps so I'm dubious.
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Reply #4141 on: July 11, 2018, 04:56:06 AM

So :

Arc Trap Sabatour is Fucking awesome.

Elemental Hit Deadeye is Fucking Awesome.

Freezing Pulse Templar is Fucking Awesome.

Witch Necro Mage Skeletons is fucking Awesome.

Double Hit Champion is fucking awesome.


Basically, I'm having a BLAST in this new league and so should you.  All the old builds are better (Dark Pact Totems is, for example, wait for it, .....  Fucking Awesome) and the temple stuff is just great.  I'm loving building up to level 3 rooms and then having a blast in them with all the gimmicks.  Also, watching people corrupt all their good gear and it going 'poof'.

So.  Ask any questions if you want.  Traps are awesome.  Fucking Awesome.  To answer your question.

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Reply #4142 on: July 11, 2018, 08:45:59 PM

What game are you guys talking about? Sounds like PoE. Is there some kind of database problem causing posts to get added to the wrong thread?
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Reply #4143 on: July 11, 2018, 11:01:50 PM

Man, I've been playing Pillars of Eternity and here you are talking about Path of Exile and fuck acronyms.
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Reply #4144 on: July 12, 2018, 05:35:50 AM

In fairness, I didn't see the point of unearthing the actual PoE thread to boast about my socketing prowess and thereafter answered the question posed.  However, if we get into build theory, I will take it to the right place. 

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Reply #4145 on: July 12, 2018, 09:32:41 AM

The PoE thread is still on the first page though.

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Reply #4146 on: July 12, 2018, 02:10:56 PM

So's yer maw.

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Reply #4147 on: July 12, 2018, 07:16:44 PM

In my defense, I had no idea at the time that this wasn't the Path of Exile thread.
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Reply #4148 on: July 13, 2018, 08:43:48 AM

None of this placement matters.

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Reply #4149 on: July 18, 2018, 02:26:56 PM

Two Point Hospital (aka Theme Hospital 2) coming August 29/30 (depending on timezone) for PC, Mac, Linux.

The developers for some reason claim it's *not* the spiritual successor to Theme Hospital but it is in fact such, including having an (annoying?) extermination mini-game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68rka63HEM0

Edit: fixed release date
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Reply #4150 on: July 18, 2018, 02:51:26 PM

wow i actually want to play that
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Reply #4151 on: July 20, 2018, 09:37:25 PM

Green Man Gaming has a summer sale going on including some flash sales.  I picked up the Fallout 4 season pass for like $15 in a flash sale yesterday and Mad Max is on sale for $4.
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Reply #4152 on: August 19, 2018, 10:48:03 PM

Pocket RPG, which is a well-liked Android game, is being given away free for the next couple of days: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tastypoisongames.prpg
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Reply #4153 on: August 23, 2018, 06:50:44 PM

Looks like pre-order sales for Battlefield 5 aren't going well to date, esp. when compared to other games coming out later this year.  On a related note, EA chief creative officer Patrick Söderlund has left the company.  After the poor sales for BF5 and the whole Star Wars BF 2 debacle, I can't say it's surprising.

"The firm’s analyst said preorders for “Battlefield V” are tracking more than 85 percent behind “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” which is substantially worse than previous instances."

https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/21/battlefield-v-preorders-are-below-expectations-but-it-isnt-about-to-bomb/

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/20/cowen-predicts-eas-battlefield-v-will-be-a-serious-disappointment-citing-weak-pre-orders.html
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Reply #4154 on: August 24, 2018, 05:13:12 PM

Soul Calibur 6 is coming out the same day, October 19. Then one week later is Red Dead Redemption 2, and two weeks later Fallout 76. Even with an unlimited budget, how does one find the time to play them all?

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Reply #4155 on: August 24, 2018, 06:38:22 PM

Don't. Play something from your backlog and buy these in a year on Steam sale. Then never play them then either because your backlog is still full.  Ohhhhh, I see.

I think I'm going to snag RDR2, but most other games this season I'm putting on sale watch. I want to play the new Assassin's Creed World of Greece - but there is literally no reason to buy an Ubisoft game at launch when two months later it will be on holiday sale for 30% off, or wait a year until all the season pass content is out and buy the 'full' game for $30 then.
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Reply #4156 on: August 24, 2018, 06:42:23 PM

Your character in RDR2 sounds like an asshole. Not sure I'm going to want to play that sort of character.
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Reply #4157 on: August 24, 2018, 09:35:40 PM

there is literally no reason to buy an Ubisoft game at launch when two months later it will be on holiday sale for 30% off, or wait a year until all the season pass content is out and buy the 'full' game for $30 then.

So true. It is clear by now that what they release is actually an fully priced Early Access game. And what you buy a year later -for half the price- is the real full, complete, finished, rebalanced, expanded, enriched game. True for ALL Ubisoft games of the last three or four years.

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Reply #4158 on: August 24, 2018, 09:39:14 PM

there is literally no reason to buy an Ubisoft game at launch when two months later it will be on holiday sale for 30% off, or wait a year until all the season pass content is out and buy the 'full' game for $30 then.

So true. It is clear by now that what they release is actually an fully priced Early Access game. And what you buy a year later -for half the price- is the real full, complete, finished, rebalanced, expanded, enriched game. True for ALL Ubisoft games of the last three or four years.
true for every game ubisoft has released since DLC was invented

UBISoft is the worst case of "value drops the moment you drive off the lot" in gaming (though I wouldn't know about EA since I've continued my boycott since they announced Origin)
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Reply #4159 on: September 01, 2018, 12:24:08 AM

Good video showing off Valve's and Mr. Magic: the gathering upcoming Dota 2 card game.

https://youtu.be/OzM18nlkYOc

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Reply #4160 on: September 03, 2018, 03:52:38 PM

Good video showing off Valve's and Mr. Magic: the gathering upcoming Dota 2 card game.

https://youtu.be/OzM18nlkYOc

So we get this instead of Half Life 3? Facepalm
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Reply #4161 on: September 03, 2018, 04:17:12 PM

this will make about 400x as much

So

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Reply #4162 on: September 05, 2018, 07:32:04 AM

After my experience with GTA V I'll only ever buy Rockstar releases a year after launch on sale, if ever. If RDR 2 is written by the same team as GTA V I'll probably massively hate it anyway.
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Reply #4163 on: September 05, 2018, 07:41:08 AM

After my experience with GTA V I'll only ever buy Rockstar releases a year after launch on sale, if ever. If RDR 2 is written by the same team as GTA V I'll probably massively hate it anyway.

Does.  Not.  Compute.  I am guessing you are referring to technical issues (I never had even a glitch with GTA V)?  Moreover, GTA V and the original RDR probably both deserve to be in the conversation for being among the best games ever made.  Masterpieces, both of them.

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Reply #4164 on: September 05, 2018, 08:19:28 AM

I hated every single character in that game and most of the story is basically "haha, look at those stupid Hollywood liberals" super-lame ironic late era South-Park level snark written by a bunch of 12 year olds. I'm also disappointed that the game didn't offer me a "nuke all 3 protagonists from orbit, burn their houses, salt their fields and drag their broken corpses through rusty nails and broken glass" option for the final mission because I would have taken it, gladly.

Comparing this to RDR - which is a honest to god fucking masterpiece (well except the part with Marsden jr. in the end) - is a travesty.

So you could say that I'm a tad disappointed with the way GTA V turned out.

I also know that I'm in the minority here but given that I really hated GTA V I've become exceptionally wary about RDR 2 and the trailers so far haven't convinced me otherwise. The RDR 2 protagonist so far feels like an utter cunt.
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