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  1. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Lazilot in Microtransaction Ban Bill in the US   
    I'm not touching that one with a ten foot pole but suffice to say I would be happy not having to pay another 60$ just to get the rest of an already 60$ game and hundreds more on lootboxes with completely random rewards just so I can make my generic nobody character look any different from the hodge podge of chucklefucks surrounding me.
    I get expansions like in GW2 because adding new content is a great way to get players to keep supporting the game while also actually rewarding them for doing so, but I absolutely hate companies like EA, Ubisoft and TOEI nickel and diming people for basic features like THE ABILITY TO HAVE ANOTHER SAVE SLOT or RESELLING YOU THE SAME RECYCLED CONTENT FROM PREVIOUS GAMES -- it's just ludicrous what these companies can get away with doing and at this point nothing they do surprises me anymore.
    I used to watch Jim Sterling and Angry Joe complain about this stuff and be shocked by just what companies were getting away with but now? I'm numb, it doesn't effect me anymore, I'm just tired of it and want it to go away.
  2. Rojo_The_Great liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in A Look at the State of Gaming   
    Right there with you. I used to get excited when a big company announced a new game, not I see Facebook posts about Bethesda's plans for Elder Scrolls 6 and I'm filled with dread.
    It won't last. It will come crashing down eventually. But who knows what will rise from the ashes...if anything.
  3. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Rojo_The_Great in A Look at the State of Gaming   
    As I am sure we can all agree, gaming is awesome. The amount of things that we can do in games is staggering and we can find ourselves losing hours of our lives immersed in the latest games. And thus, it saddens me to see what has become of my beloved pastime. Almost all major releases or AAA games have some form of transaction using real currency. Even games with no online element whatsoever are beginning use use this kind of technique of purchasing cosmetics or in-game currency with actual money. I remember a day long since passed where people could just buy a game and play with no pay walls in sight. The way that these publishers prey on consumers is something that we gamers have grown accustomed to and, to be frank, I am not quite sure why. The problem has gotten so bad that, now, developers are releasing half-assed games at launch, making their games grindy as hell, and slowly trickling content down the grapevine at a slower pace than my grandma runs, and she has been dead for 15 years. I mean look at Anthem. BioWare and EA tried their best to make the game appear polished and amazing, only to have the game be utter shit at launch. Now, for the few fans that they have left, they release and implement garbage into the game. Garbage that we did not ask for, nor want. I don't know anymore. The gaming industry has become polluted by greed and I don't know if we can stop it. Tell me what you guys think about these practices below and call out games with garbage monetization.
  4. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in How is everyone? ...I got a kitten!   
    The shelter called him L'Chaim, which is a Hebrew toast meaning "To Life". I thought it was cool, so I kept it. But we also call him "Stubs" because they had to dock his tail due to an infection. Of course, like EVERY other cat I've owned, he's been reduced to being called "kitty" or "puss cat". The dog is Maggie.


  5. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Lazilot in AJ News, The Epic Launcher, and a Satisfactory Experience   
    Don't look at me; I'm still living in the dark ages where we buy physical copies of games by going into these things called "stores" that don't require you to install 100,000 different launchers before you can play the games. Still, if Steam gets trumped by anyone I hope it's by GOG because at least with them I can keep my games long after we annex Canada and start WW3, which will be ironic when future me is still playing Fallout 3.
  6. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Cyborg-Rox in Where'd that silly crazy crab go?   
    ...Are you me?
  7. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Would you buy a $25 self-published book?   
    Congrats on making a second book! I know someone who made books like this one:

    I was given this and 2 other books she made as a package for a job consultation course she offered. I read the book & because of it, I got a job after struggling a lot with finding one. Then I helped her out with her events + bookselling, so I know how hard it is to sell books that's just made. The price is the same as yours, $25 USD, or $35AUD, and she does sell these books after lectures in events she did. The key is good marketing + showing what your book has to offer so people will want to buy it. Then word of mouth will settle the rest, though it's harder nowadays since everyone wants to read stuff in digital form + audiobooks.
  8. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in I will go to LA. Any good attractions there besides Disney Land?   
    Oh, that show that Matthew Mercer hosts!
     
    Nah, too nerdy for me. Love the voice actors, but I'll let them do their business. I'm not so much a super fan that I would go ask for their autograph.
     
    Besides, meeting all the famous FGC players in my Dragonball tournament + Disney Land is already a great adventure. 
  9. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in How is everyone? ...I got a kitten!   
    The shelter called him L'Chaim, which is a Hebrew toast meaning "To Life". I thought it was cool, so I kept it. But we also call him "Stubs" because they had to dock his tail due to an infection. Of course, like EVERY other cat I've owned, he's been reduced to being called "kitty" or "puss cat". The dog is Maggie.


  10. Legolas_Katarn liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in How is everyone? ...I got a kitten!   
    The shelter called him L'Chaim, which is a Hebrew toast meaning "To Life". I thought it was cool, so I kept it. But we also call him "Stubs" because they had to dock his tail due to an infection. Of course, like EVERY other cat I've owned, he's been reduced to being called "kitty" or "puss cat". The dog is Maggie.


  11. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Lazilot in Fallout 76 Angry Review   
    Ah, it's been too long since I've heard those words...

     
    ...Suffice it to say I'm not buying this new battle royale mode for Fallout 4.
  12. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in My PAX Australia 2018 2 days experience. Much more awesome than last year!   
    Actually there's a global event coming up in December 15 - 16 called Couch Warriors Crossup.
    https://www.couchwarriors.org/category/couchwarriors-crossup/
     
    It's a big worldwide Dragonball FighterZ tournament which I will take part in, which also has other fighting game tournaments to join in. Buut since it's coming soon, I'm guessing you don't have the time for it, and it's probably not your kind of event if you don't play fighting games. Australia always waits for newcomers, so feel free to come any time you want.  
  13. Lazilot liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in Old Game Slump   
    Not that this is a bad thing, but lately I've been engaged in some rather curious gaming behaviour that I'd like to discuss.
    Namely, I have a whole Steam list full of games I purchased and haven't even played, but I keep going back to just two:
    Skyrim and Fallout 4.
    I really can't seem to put my finger on why. I've played both of these games up to and past the actual "end game" several times, but I just keep rerolling characters and starting all over again. I also keep finding new mods I want to try out. Skryim is currently sitting at 138 active mods and Fallout 4 is running 167.
    Every time I open my Steam list and try to find a new game to instal I just say "Nah, I'll play Skyrim/Fallout". Crazy!
    Unless of course my little sister in Washington calls and wants to play The Forest.
  14. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Lazilot in Old Game Slump   
    I feel you. To me it seems like there just aren't that many games that catch my attention anymore like they used to...
    Like occasionally there'll be the odd indie game that has whacky physics or some other kind of crazyness drawing me to it like 'Stick Fight' or 'Totally Accurate Battle Simulator' but I usually avoid alot of the new AAA releases because they're often just so... similar and lackluster, whereas I could just load up Skyrim with the Enderal mod installed and play a completely different game even though it's literally the same engine and everything.
    I mean, Red Dead Redemption 2 is obviously an exception but if I'm getting one of those for every Call of Duty clone or Obligatory Battle Royale game it's kinda like I'm at a McDonald's getting a large fry and every fry in the box except one tasted absolutely horrible -- which is starting to happen alot more and I could swear these fries used to taste better, like did they change the oil or something... *Leaves to continue ranting about McDonald's fries*
     
  15. Lazilot liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in Old Game Slump   
    Not that this is a bad thing, but lately I've been engaged in some rather curious gaming behaviour that I'd like to discuss.
    Namely, I have a whole Steam list full of games I purchased and haven't even played, but I keep going back to just two:
    Skyrim and Fallout 4.
    I really can't seem to put my finger on why. I've played both of these games up to and past the actual "end game" several times, but I just keep rerolling characters and starting all over again. I also keep finding new mods I want to try out. Skryim is currently sitting at 138 active mods and Fallout 4 is running 167.
    Every time I open my Steam list and try to find a new game to instal I just say "Nah, I'll play Skyrim/Fallout". Crazy!
    Unless of course my little sister in Washington calls and wants to play The Forest.
  16. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in Fallout Blues   
    I don't know...am I the only one that's not getting a good feeling about Fallout 76 after watching all the promotional material released so far?
    I was willing to give the multiplayer aspect a chance, but now it looks like it's going to be just another boring copy of RUST and who knows how many other "survival" shooters, just with a Fallout theme. The idea of exploring the wasteland with your friends is cool, the knowledge that some twelve-year-old jackass can ruin your whole day just because he feels like it is not. I would feel a lot differently about this game if it was strictly PVE.
  17. Lazilot liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in Fallout Blues   
    There's a mod for that...
    Of course, it doesn't change the fact that there is essentially no "bad" choice. Even the snarky responses push you toward being a "good" guy/girl. I have a journal mod installed that allows you to write your own player notes. I tried playing once where my personal journal made the character out to be a real ***hole who didn't care about her kid and was pissed that someone got to shoot her cheating husband before she could. It didn't mesh at all with any of the pre-written dialogue options, and I eventually gave up trying.
  18. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in There's an Uncharted Fan Film, starring Nathan Fillion. PERFECT CASTING!!   
    What an awesome fan film!  Perfectly cast, it's got all the witty dialogue, sense of adventure, the cinematography is perfect and it has such a level of polish that you don't see in most fan films. I hope that Sony is taking notice and do a Deadpool by just giving the makers of this a budget and then staying out of it.  That quality for 2 hours and you have best video game adaptation of all time!
  19. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Tofunyan in Fallout Blues   
    I am looking forward to '76. But I am cautiously optimistic as I don't want to get disappointed or hype it for myself to the point where i expect great things.
    If it doesn't follow a MMO standard when it comes to loot like, "I killed this NPC wearing badass armor, but I only got bones from him", then I think it'll be fine. 
    I want a full loot system like in F3/F4 as it makes it more interesting to look for powerful enemies. There is an exception though and that's when you murder robots, but I believe that changed when we got the Fallout 4 Robot DLC (I can't remember the name on top of my head). 

    I am excited to see what it will be like and despite bad omens, I want to hope for the best. 
  20. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in Fallout Blues   
    I Like Bethesda's open world RPG's and usually get very excited when a new one is announced, but I share the same concerns that @PlasticFrogCGhas with this one.  In particular this whole Nuclear Weapons aspect, I don't want to gather the resources and spend the hours required to build my base just to have some dickhole nuke the fucking thing!  They need separate and/or private servers where people can disable that shit.  If they don't then that might just be the dumbest idea they have ever had.
     
    I feel the information we are getting is a bit conflicted.  They say they have quests yet there are no NPC's.  They say you can play the game on your own yet it seems like you can be harassed and your base robbed/destroyed at any time even if you aren't there.  They say it's an RPG but it sounds like it has way more in common with an online survival game like RUST or something.  What is this game!
     
    I much prefer the traditional single-player RPG experience in that I can play at my own pace in my own time and so far Bethesda has done a piss poor job of convincing people like me that this is the type of Fallout experience that we want.
  21. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in Fallout Blues   
    I don't know...am I the only one that's not getting a good feeling about Fallout 76 after watching all the promotional material released so far?
    I was willing to give the multiplayer aspect a chance, but now it looks like it's going to be just another boring copy of RUST and who knows how many other "survival" shooters, just with a Fallout theme. The idea of exploring the wasteland with your friends is cool, the knowledge that some twelve-year-old jackass can ruin your whole day just because he feels like it is not. I would feel a lot differently about this game if it was strictly PVE.
  22. ProfessorGodLike liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in RAGE 2 is official. Remember the first game?   
    Sweet!
    The only thing I didn't like about the first game was the bland story and it was REALLY short, other than that it really had potential and I'm happy to see that it looks like Bethesda has done just that!
    Bethesda has been doing top-notch with their FPS games. Both DOOM and the Wolfenstein games have been fantastic so far.
  23. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in RAGE 2 is official. Remember the first game?   
    RAGE was an underrated fps game back in 2011. The gunplay & driving was solid, the futuristic Mad Max setting is interesting, it has one of the best character body language for dialogues in any game, and I love just seeing the different characters and their animations when they talk to you. I remember this girl the most because she's the early npc, and she's cute!

    It is a real shame that there's no 1 character npc that sticks with you till the end of the game. The story is just.... there. It's all just an excuse for you to go to different locations and shoot people. All of the characters are varied, but they're like that it's a small world ride in Disneyland attractions that you pass through.
    And it has a gigantic blue balling cliffhanger ending, which I fucking hate. I've been waiting for the sequel since that anticlimactic end, until now.
     
    Recently RAGE 2 was leaked by Walmart, and Bethesda's community manager playfully schooled the thing to pieces

     
    And now the actual game is finally revealed!
     
    Gonna be honest, this looks like a Destiny Mad Max expansion pack, but better since there will be no bullshit Diablo grinding & looting where you have to switch guns over and over again when you can just have a gun that you can upgrade to your liking. Or at least I'm hoping there will be none of those things because I just want simple fast paced FPS action like DOOM, with cars. So I'm looking forward to this game already. Can't wait to use my wingsticks once more & blow shit up!
  24. Lazilot liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in What is your favorite GTA game?   
    Saints Row 3...oh, wait.
    I'm with Crazycrab, I really enjoyed Vice City, and for much the same reasons. It was just plain fun. Instead of San Andreas I was really hoping they would keep going backward in time and do one set in the 70s.
  25. PlasticFrogCG liked a post in a topic by Glaice in Shadow Tech.......Wow... wow..... wow wow wow wow WWWOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!   
    I am still wary of this cloud based performance nonsense like this. Give me some actual, physical hardware that will GUARANTEE performance!