Jan
14
2019
1

Goodness gracious: Cyberpunk 2077’s map & game was generated by hand?

That’s the claim: “The massive open world in Cyberpunk 2077 will be entirely handcrafted, according to CD Projekt RED. As such, no aspect of the title will feature procedurally generated elements. This lines up with the studio’s approach to developing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.”  For those wondering: this means that they didn’t use any kind of algorithm to automate the game world (presumably they’re not also creating randomized loot drops, either).  Put another way: everything that you’ll see in the game apparently was put there specifically by a human.

Which is a bit… thorough… of CD Projekt Red.

Jan
04
2019
6

I don’t really know what to do about Fallout 76.

I still play Fallout 76, actually: log on, go wandering around, level up a little, then advance the plot a bit, although I doubt that I’ll actually get around to launching a nuke on my own or in a group.  It’s even still enjoyable. But I still don’t get what Bethesda was trying to do with this game.  I mean, what’s the final point of it?  At least when you nuke the Institute or Alduin you can say hey! I did that.  I’m almost ready to start another game of Fallout 4, or maybe even New Vegas.  Although I’d love a New Vegas where I could build actual settlements… but I digress.

Bottom line: I will probably play Fallout 76 until something new comes out, and then I will drop it for that.  And that is not my usual style for Bethesda games.  Seriously, you gotta give me a reason why I should care about popping back to Appalachia.

Dec
19
2018
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Anybody play Unavowed?

I just heard about Unavowed, but it’s apparently not like anything I buy on Steam despite being a horror-supernatural investigation game set in (I think) modern-day New York.  It’s not exactly a triumph of modern realism, visually speaking, but I’ve seen some people rave about it.  Anybody ever play it?

Dec
12
2018
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Link of the Day, Well, Yeah, Super Smash Bros. edition.

Waiting to run Super Smash Bros. myself; or, rather, waiting for my kids to run it.  Because that’s how it works.  And, really, that’s how it should work.  These are toys for kids, right?

‘Course, “kid” is a flexible term these days.

Dec
12
2018
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It’s Christmastime at @SecretWorldLgds!

And my God but the Investigation mission that they dropped.  This was one of those where you had to download a substitution cipher app to read the clues — read all the clues, friend — to figure out the passwords to advance the mission and then… well, no spoilers.  Secret World Legends prides itself on making cheerfully insanely difficult Investigation missions, and this one certainly qualified.  Lots of fun; it took me two hours to figure out how the cipher alphabet worked.

No, that wasn’t sarcasm.  Although it might have been if I had given up.  But I wasn’t going to, so winning was fun.

Dec
11
2018
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Earth Defense Force 5! Looks insane! And great! And… only on the PS4. Boo!

Man, they really want me to get a PS4, huh?

Get Earth Defense Force 5 while you can, because it’s selling hot. I think. I’m not actually sure. In fact, you may want to buy it here even though that’s just a download? I dunno, folks; I got distracted by the frog-bats.

Dec
07
2018
3

‘The Outer Worlds’ RPG Announcement Trailer.

This is the video game announcement from last night that I care about.

 

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Dec
03
2018
1

Mutant Zero: Road to Eden drops tomorrow.

I mean, I’m downloading Mutant Zero: Road to Eden right now, because I pre-ordered it. but if you didn’t, it’ll be available tomorrow.  Basically, it’s a tactical turn based combat RPG with stealth aspects that uses the X-Com engine.  I really need to get back to that game, too.  I keep meaning to, but… well.  You know how it is. Not enough time.

Nov
29
2018
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Krampusnacht…

Looks like nothing new on Secret World Legends before the Christmas event:

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Nov
23
2018
3

Fixing Fallout 76.

Because, yeah, Fallout 76 is a bit broken.  It’s also probably too late to fix, because the reviews and sales aren’t looking too pretty.  But since when has that stopped anybody?

The core problem Fallout 76 has isn’t the PvP, which is nonexistent (I’ve gotten shot at three times since I’ve started playing, and twice I sat there and died because I deserved it); nor is it the bugs (which are annoying, but not at ME: Andromeda levels).  It’s not even the low stash limit, although that’s highly annoying for people who enjoy settlement buildings.  It’s… why the f*ck do I care about Appalachia, again?  (more…)

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