Jun
09
2019
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The Wastelanders Fallout76 E3 trailer.

Got told about this on Twitter.

That’s good. That’s very good. I’m glad that they’re doing this for us.

Excuse me.

Jun
06
2019
11

The Baldur’s Gate 3 teaser trailer. I mean, if you’re interested.

I think that this might be of note to one or two of you.

More here.

Jun
04
2019
4

So, has Fallout 76 gotten better?

This suggests it. But… I stopped playing Fallout 76 because the whole thing made me sad. What was there to do? Everyone was dead, and there was nothing to be done to make meaningful the deaths of the people who died well. I could have just stayed in the Vault and let the air run out, for all that it mattered.

So is there any meaning to the game, now? Can you patch out baked-in despair at what the world has become? …And have they patched that goram firefly lighthouse mission that’s goram impossible for single-player? Because that one drove me up the goram wall.

Jun
04
2019
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Playstation 4 Playstation Now tech support bleg.

Basically, my eldest has decided to trade chores for a Playstation Now account, which is fine by me. What’s not fine is that there seems to be no way that he can play the games on there without first signing him up for a Playstation Network account. I don’t want him to have the account, I want him to piggyback off of mine the way that he does for the offline games.

I also am given to understand that you have to buy PS Now subscriptions for each person? …And I was Fine, he can have mine — I’m not using it, he is — but I don’t see how you can make that happen, either. It’s kind of annoying, the forums won’t let me post there, and good luck getting a staffer to help.

Thoughts?

Moe Lane

Jun
03
2019
8

End, the Console Wars will?

Maybe, maybe not. Via somebody on Twitter who I can’t really link to:

One of the more surprising stories of 2019 has been Microsoft’s pivot toward supporting other consoles. Minecraft and Cuphead are currently the #1 and #2 games respectively on Nintendo Switch, with Cuphead set to eventually feature Xbox Live integration. There were reports that Xbox Game Pass might come to Switch. Microsoft and Sony have even set aside their respective differences for a deal involving Microsoft’s Azure cloud services.

Why is Microsoft suddenly being so friendly to its rivals? One reason is that its console business has fallen firmly into third place, with the PS4 selling more than double the units of the Xbox One, and the Switch experiencing massive success of its own. Nothing spurs creative thinking quite as much as desperation.

US Gamer
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May
22
2019
3

Watch me pass along a Cyberpunk 2077 rumor!

I actually try to avoid doing these, because I rather badly want to play Cyberpunk 2077 and I know it. I therefore try not to buy into any random rumor coming down the pike. Of course, the idea that we’d get a trailer and a release date from CD Projekt Red at E3 this year is a bit more than a ‘rumor;’ it’s close to being an ‘educated guess.’ When CDPR shows up for their presentation nobody’s going to care about any other game that they’re doing right now. We’re going to want to see stuff about Cyberpunk 2077. It’s just good business sense to show us something, hey?

Yeah, yeah, I know. Grasping at straws. Still, I built this new game around the game’s likely performance requirements. I’m kind of committed at this point.

Moe Lane

May
16
2019
5

So, how’s Rage 2?

I haven’t gotten it — I was going to say ‘yet,’ but my kids are getting to the age where I get a little worried about playing some things around them, and Rage 2 might just qualify as ‘some things.’ It’s also eighty bucks, which is much more of a thing at the moment, seeing as I spent quite a lot of family money for this spiffy new computer and everything. But I figure somebody reading this had to have ordered a copy, so: how is it?

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May
15
2019
3

City of Heroes has an unsanctioned server. For now.

Via Do-Gooder Press, here’s the website with the details. I never actually played City of Heroes, so I don’t know how big a deal this is. Or how permanent it’s going to be, either. It may be that the owners of the IP will have it yanked, post-haste; it may also be that the owners won’t care, or are keeping in mind that this way they’ll have a seed colony for whatever superhero-themed MMO they might want to make later. You downloads your source code and you takes your chances.

Moe Lane

PS: I’d probably do a blaster of some sort. With maybe some tech, or stealth. Nothing too overpowered.

May
10
2019
3

The Predator: Hunting Grounds multiplayer PS4 trailer.

…How is it that they’ve never made this game before?

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