A True Kaniggit

Video Games- Mess Effect: Andromeda

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Anybody watch The International this year? Hell of an event by Valve as usual. 

Team Liquid became the first team to clean sweep the grand finals against a team that was one of the favorites to win from the very beginning. This after TL got knocked to the loser's bracket in the first round and fought their way back up. Great stuff. 

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I watched just the Team Liquid matches as I don't really don't know Dota 2 all that well but I support the team(It has bought my loyalty cause of my favourite StarCraft II player playing for them). They really were playing really goddamn well all the time - even I could see the plays were pretty sick. Newbee literally had no chance,

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10 hours ago, A True Kaniggit said:

Thanks for the heads up. After you mentioned it I checked the price though. $50 for the remastered PS4 version. Think I'll just play the PS2 Collector's Edition I already have for now. 

Yeah it just released within the last week or two, thus the high price tag.  I'll probably grab it when the price comes down since my PS2 died quite awhile back.

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I'd been looking forward to Sonic Mania for awhile... but at $70 it's going to be awhile longer.

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50 minutes ago, Ded As Ned said:

I'd been looking forward to Sonic Mania for awhile... but at $70 it's going to be awhile longer.

Whaat? I just downloaded the switch version for $20.

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16 hours ago, RumHam said:

Whaat? I just downloaded the switch version for $20.

Doh!  I was looking at the collectors editions, which come with a bunch of extra swag.  You are correct just the game is $20 on all formats, I'll be picking this up tonight!  Thanks for pointing it out!

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On August 10, 2017 at 2:40 PM, RumHam said:

I finally got around to trying this game and it's great. Don't care much for story mode, though it served as a nice tutorial but I quickly switched to survival. Haven't left the beginner map yet and I've died and restarted like twelve times but I'm starting to get the hang of it. The atmosphere is really great. 

Do you know if the developers have ever mentioned any plans for multiplayer down the line? I get that the isolation is sorta built into the premise but I think it could be a lot of fun with two people.

I just got tLD on xb1 last Thursday and started the story mode right off.  After a couple bad starts I'm most of the way through ep2 and doing pretty well.  I'm treating the SM as a full tutorial though, so I've been taking some liberties with game saves here and there.  Nothing too extreme, really.  Like when I got my flare gun, and then my rifle, i would shoot off a few clips for target practice and then go back to my last save.

I'm looking forward to the sandbox modes next, and i know I'll be glad for having tuned my resource and condition management skills in the SM first.  Most of my early game deaths were from having run out of resources due to over-consumption.

Anyway, turns out this game is pure crack for me.  It's almost exactly the game i've been wishing for.  If they would take tLD crafting/survival/scavenging mechanics and apply them to an Oregon Trail themed expedition game i might just check out forever.  

  Also, I've seen recent reddit discussions saying that the devs have specifically said that there will never ever be MP for this game.  Mainly because of the fasttime action events like wood cutting, sleeping, harvesting, etc.  But also because there is no groundwork for the complexities of multiplayer perspective, character animation and…other…um, computer stuff.

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2 hours ago, The Mance said:

I just got tLD on xb1 last Thursday and started the story mode right off.  After a couple bad starts I'm most of the way through ep2 and doing pretty well.  I'm treating the SM as a full tutorial though, so I've been taking some liberties with game saves here and there.  Nothing too extreme, really.  Like when I got my flare gun, and then my rifle, i would shoot off a few clips for target practice and then go back to my last save.

I'm looking forward to the sandbox modes next, and i know I'll be glad for having tuned my resource and condition management skills in the SM first.  Most of my early game deaths were from having run out of resources due to over-consumption.

Anyway, turns out this game is pure crack for me.  It's almost exactly the game i've been wishing for.  If they would take tLD crafting/survival/scavenging mechanics and apply them to an Oregon Trail themed expedition game i might just check out forever.  

  Also, I've seen recent reddit discussions saying that the devs have specifically said that there will never ever be MP for this game.  Mainly because of the fasttime action events like wood cutting, sleeping, harvesting, etc.  But also because there is no groundwork for the complexities of multiplayer perspective, character animation and…other…um, computer stuff.

Oh yeah, I hadn't considered that about the multiplayer. They'd have to make it real time and nobody wants to sit around for ten minutes watching virtual water boil.

I'm really enjoying survival mode. I've made it 50 something days and have moved north into the second area. One thing I learned is if you ever find yourself thinking "eh I'll probably have enough time" or something like that don't take the risk. There's nothing worse than spending a week getting good gear and a nice stockpile of food only to die because you were stupid and overconfident. 

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Really enjoying Sonic Mania... for a "new" game it's a lot of the old (that was best about the franchise to start with) mixed in with a bit of new twists and fun turns, but it's exactly what the franchise needed if it hopes to survive.  Kind of a reboot and "forget all the garbage that's been released between then and now" kind of thing.  The bits and I enjoyed a fun first session with it tonight.  I hope Sega continues to build on it; as to me, they did a really good job.

My only nitpick is that I wish they had taken advantage of the better resolutions available today, but 16-bit nostalgia isn't so bad in the end... 

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