General Video Game Thread




  • Pitcrew

    Recently got back into Warframe after a break from it. Really feels like the one free game that keeps giving. And it's just so damn good, seems like the game that Destiny should've been.

    My problem with Warframe, isn't exactly Warframe. I originally spent a lot of time playing on PS4, before I got a new desktop. Turns out there's a number of co-workers that have their own clan and I wanted to join.

    But just like everything else Sony hates, it really hates account migration. There's no way to bring over all the frames, weapons, etc that I bought while playing on PS4, never mind what level I happened to be at. So I have to start completely over from scratch. Which is really a let down, but I should've expected that. Because Sony.

    Anyways, Warframe is still good stuff.


  • Admin

    World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth launches tonight!

    ... I won't be around for more than an hour but fuck it, I'm pumped as hell.

    Lok'tar!



  • @arkandel
    I seriously loved the Warbringer trailers they did. Jaina was my favorite but Sylvanas was a close second.

    It really was enough to bring me close enough to returning to WoW that I opened my battle.net account for the first time in four years to consider it.


  • Admin

    @jaded My username is probably not that hard to guess if anyone wants to group up with my Mistweaver (on the Horde side :p ).

    And when Zandalari race opens I'll probably run a priest, too.

    Let's do some 5-mans!


  • Coder

    I kind of feel sorry for Azeroth; it's been battled over for fourteen years and only now is anyone giving it attention.


  • Coder

    @testament said in General Video Game Thread:

    And it's just so damn good, seems like the game that Destiny should've been.

    ORDIS concurs, Operator.


  • Coder

    So, the Monster Hunter World port for PC is out, and more solid than I expected. Performance is good! Joining up with friends is marginally less obnoxious than it was on the PS4 (but still obnoxious)!


  • Pitcrew

    @sparks said in General Video Game Thread:

    So, the Monster Hunter World port for PC is out, and more solid than I expected. Performance is good! Joining up with friends is marginally less obnoxious than it was on the PS4 (but still obnoxious)!

    But for whatever reason, Steam will just constantly flash '<name> is now playing....' for it.

    I had to finally shut off the notifications. I kept seeing you (and about 4 other friends) pop up on my screen every few seconds and it was driving me mad. ;)


  • Pitcrew

    @auspice said in General Video Game Thread:

    But for whatever reason, Steam will just constantly flash '<name> is now playing....' for it.

    I had to finally shut off the notifications. I kept seeing you (and about 4 other friends) pop up on my screen every few seconds and it was driving me mad. ;)

    It's very annoying that it does that. It even does it when we're playing the game. WITH THOSE FRIENDS.

    Still, it's pre fun!


  • Coder

    @livia said in General Video Game Thread:

    @auspice said in General Video Game Thread:

    But for whatever reason, Steam will just constantly flash '<name> is now playing....' for it.

    I had to finally shut off the notifications. I kept seeing you (and about 4 other friends) pop up on my screen every few seconds and it was driving me mad. ;)

    It's very annoying that it does that. It even does it when we're playing the game. WITH THOSE FRIENDS.

    Still, it's pre fun!

    Yeah, it's forced me to turn off the notifications too, for precisely that reason.

    "Friend is now playing Monster Hunter World!" Thank you, Steam, I know; we're wailing on an Anjanath together right now!


  • Pitcrew

    So I guess there's this new thing where people need something to be angry at in video games, so right now, some fans are pissed off at the new Doom Eternal gameplay because there's a pretty funny comment said by an overly peppy AI interface among the hellscape of Hell on Earth.

    That more or less goes "Demon can be an offensive term, please call them the mortally challenged."

    Personally, I thought it was really funny.


  • Admin

    Battle for Azeroth's quest lines and zone design are so well done. The production values are amazing, but at last we don't need to look at demon-green everywhere.

    Some of these places are gorgeous to look at.



  • @testament
    Yeah I know people who are going to buy it day 1 so long as the game is not altered prior to release to remove the dialogue.


  • Pitcrew

    @jaded I'm buying it either way, so I don't really care. Though it does seem silly to remove one line of dialogue. I don't really think it's making a commentary on immigration like a lot of people are saying it is. That's a bit eye-rolly to me.



  • @Testament
    I think most of the shit people get up in arms about regarding video games is eye-rolly, really.


  • Politics

    @testament said in General Video Game Thread:

    So I guess there's this new thing where people need something to be angry at in video games ...

    No shit, man. This is what I feel like when I hear people's criticism of Mass Effect: Andromeda.

    Just fucking play the game and have a good time with it. Fallout 76 may be a shit-show, but as long as you don't hit No Man's Sky's levels of false promises don't hate on folks for enjoying it.


  • Pitcrew

    @testament said in General Video Game Thread:

    don't really think it's making a commentary on immigration like a lot of people are saying it is.

    I heard this and just could not wrap my head around it at all.


  • Pitcrew

    We have a history of taking a simple name and making it longer and sound fancier. Janitor is sanitation engineer. Kilt is a stripped plaid skirt. That's just the one people chose to focus on to be offended


  • Coder

    @ganymede I never got the hate for Andromeda, it was a different story and not even a bad one. The only beef I ever really had was all the NPC's looking the same for the Asari.