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    [HP] got a reaction from blackdog in Mafia Trilogy   
    Simulation driving mode should have slowed down the cars. In the original some cars are so shitty they can barely make it up a hill, which can have it's allure. Cars back in the 30s were all pieces of shit 
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    [HP] got a reaction from Mr.Yeah! in The cost of games   
    Games are also becoming a "service", as much as I hate that. In 2020, if you're someone trying to get funding for a studio, or pitching a new game, you need to prove the game has room to grow (preferably exponentially) post launch. 
    The days of building team, ship game, ship another game with same team are now for the most part gone. And to be fair actually, it used to be: build team, ship game, layoffs, rebuild team, ship another game.
    This industry is a mess, and long term, it's probably going the Hollywood route of mostly contracting work.
    Which means, we're going to see less and less "single player" games, and more and more games that have good potential of building communities around it.
    Maybe this wouldn't be the case if people were willing to pay 80 bucks for a single player game? The return on investment would maybe become feasible, but that would never happen. It's a fucking mess man.
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    [HP] reacted to Buddy in Mafia Trilogy   
    If you haven't played the 2002 original you do get a full length original game. And let's be real, only dinosaurs like us actually remember playing the original
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    [HP] got a reaction from blackdog in Xbox Series S/X   
    It confuses the developers, let alone the customers. 
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    [HP] reacted to 0kelvin in The cost of games   
    The cost per byte graph is really interesting. It's rather shocking that the size of games skyrocketed along with the production costs, but when you compare it to the price, players are paying less per byte and developers are spending less per byte.
    Game worlds have become large and to populate it you need hordes of artists working in a way that is similar to what happens in the anime industry. Too much work that could be solved by algorithms and on top of that you are underpaid. Not a surprise that big companies like Nvidia and Microsoft are investing huge sums in AI.
    Take raytracing for instance. I feel that it's much straight foward to have the GPU calculate reflections on its own than having to program complex shaders, pre bake images and put a burden on the processor with tricks to hide anomalous pixels.
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    [HP] got a reaction from Zarsky in Mafia Trilogy   
    Mafia: Definitive Edition early review scores
    Destructoid 9
    IGN 8
    Press Start 8
    Windows Central 4.5/5
    DualShockers 8
    GameSpot 6
    Game Informer 5.5
    The Gamer 3/5
    OC 80 (24 critics)
    https://opencritic.com/game/9473/mafia-definitive-edition
    MC 83 (9 critics)
    https://metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/mafia-definitive-edition
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    [HP] got a reaction from Pampers in Mafia Trilogy   
    Mafia: Definitive Edition early review scores
    Destructoid 9
    IGN 8
    Press Start 8
    Windows Central 4.5/5
    DualShockers 8
    GameSpot 6
    Game Informer 5.5
    The Gamer 3/5
    OC 80 (24 critics)
    https://opencritic.com/game/9473/mafia-definitive-edition
    MC 83 (9 critics)
    https://metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/mafia-definitive-edition
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    [HP] got a reaction from AlexM in What are you playing now?   
    Loving this indie platformer called Downwell

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    [HP] got a reaction from Zarsky in Cyberpunk 2077   
    Wait until you have kids.
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    [HP] reacted to blackdog in Cyberpunk 2077   
    I manage to still make time if I like the game, I don’t need much sleep, but it becomes too much of a mission: it took me four months to play the whole of Spider-Man + DLC with most of the challenges, and I think I pretty much exclusively played that game… you end up spoiling it for yourself and fatigued.
    Shorter, mature games ftw.
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    [HP] got a reaction from blackdog in Cyberpunk 2077   
    Wait until you have kids.
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    [HP] reacted to FMPONE in What are you playing now?   
    I’m curious to see how it plays. All I know is that there is an imposter, and people vote on who it was. Seems like people are really enjoying it 
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    [HP] reacted to Beck in What are you playing now?   
    Been playing it with a group of streamers and it is a lot of fun, even my fiancee has been getting involved and asking when we can play more!
    Don't trust anyone.
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    [HP] reacted to Radu in What are you playing now?   
    Finally played through Black Mesa, now that it's complete. It was quite the nostalgia trip going through familiar sections. There's a ton of improvements and additions, but I also found some things that I didn't quite enjoy as much. I thought I'd replay Half-Life to properly compare it. To my surprise, the original Half-Life is a lot shorter than I remembered, I beat it in 6 hours as opposed to Black Mesa's 12 hours. They really expanded on the Xen chapter, taking about 4 hours to complete... Been thinking of maybe putting together an article on the differences and how some things improved, while others got lost in translation.
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    [HP] reacted to Radu in What are you playing now?   
    I played Paratopic back in may. It's a short, discontinued, dream fever like experience. It's similar to Thirty flights of loving, as you have to piece together the different sequences in order to figure out what exactly happens. However, that fever dream aesthetic really sticks. There's a particular scene that's been playing back in my mind similar to a recurring nightmare. You're driving a car in this deserted city while the radio is playing a dark rendition of classic music.
     
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    [HP] got a reaction from Zarsky in Xbox Series S/X   
    So let's see, with the acquisition they just added 8 new 1st party teams to Xbox Studios 
    - Alpha Dog Games
    - Bethesda Game Studios
    - Arkane
    - id Software
    - MachineGames
    - Roundhouse Studios
    - Tango Gameworks
    - ZeniMax Online Studios
    Xbox now acquired/started 15 studios in 2 years. Pretty good.
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    [HP] reacted to dux in Cyberpunk 2077   
    Good. Games are too long and open these days. I don't have 90 hours to finish a game.
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    [HP] got a reaction from FMPONE in What are you playing now?   
    You guys play Among Us yet? I can now see why it's exploding in popularity, game is amazing. We should get a group of mapcoreans to play. 
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    [HP] got a reaction from Beck in What are you playing now?   
    You guys play Among Us yet? I can now see why it's exploding in popularity, game is amazing. We should get a group of mapcoreans to play. 
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    [HP] got a reaction from Beck in Left 4 Dead 2 Tools!   
    Sorry for necro, but hey! ❤️
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    [HP] got a reaction from blackdog in Cyberpunk 2077   
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    [HP] got a reaction from Zarsky in Left 4 Dead 2 Tools!   
    Sorry for necro, but hey! ❤️
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    [HP] got a reaction from leplubodeslapin in Deathloop - New Arkane Lyon's game   
    Some of the character design looks kinda off, those guys in a fox mask for example, doesn't look like it belongs on a 70s action movie at all, looks out of place?
    Would love to see some dudes with an afro and brown leather jacket, sporting a badass revolver and nunchucks... they need to include nunchucks in there somewhere, c'mon man! Ahah
    I am sold on it though, it feels fresh enough with a good dose of familiarity from the arkane roster of games. Also, assuming this is executed correctly, it could very well offer the most replayability we've seen from a game in a long while, since it's up to you to find ways to kill those 8 guys WHILE being hunted yourself. Fucking cool idea man. 
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    [HP] reacted to blackdog in Doom Eternal   
    Digital Foundry hosted a panel with the guys from id
     
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