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Dead Cells gets a huge free accessibility upgrade
27 June 2022 at 6:13 am UTC

Quoting: BOYSSSSS
Quoting: dvdThat's not really applicable. It's more like saying the fact that high schoolers can get an A devalues getting an A in university, or being able to cook delicious meals at home takes away from the skills of a professional cook.

If you constantly say "This is the best!" to everyone, you're indirectly saying it's all the same, even without actually saying it.
So, if for instance your child doesn't feel that his achievements are anything special, why bother working hard if everybody is getting an A+ just for participating?

But there's nothing like that here. Besides, that mentality, despite being forced through media, will not get you too far into any serious field.

Dead Cells gets a huge free accessibility upgrade
26 June 2022 at 12:59 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: BOYSSSSS
Quoting: denyasisI presume it is because people like to feel special and get personally offended when it's pointed out the benchmark they use for that belief isn't really well suited to that in the first place.

I can imagine if you have a wife or girlfriend:
-Was my cooking good?
-Not better than anything else I've eaten.

Or a child:
-Daddy I got an A+ in Math!!!
-So what?

That's not really applicable. It's more like saying the fact that high schoolers can get an A devalues getting an A in university, or being able to cook delicious meals at home takes away from the skills of a professional cook.

Dead Cells gets a huge free accessibility upgrade
25 June 2022 at 10:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: denyasis
Quoting: dvdI don't get why people cry about achievements - if they talk about the steam/gog things, people have been unlocking them in unintended ways for ages, and any personal goals are unaffected by this.

I presume it is because people like to feel special and get personally offended when it's pointed out the benchmark they use for that belief isn't really well suited to that in the first place.

I might put this one on my wishlist. How are the regular difficulty levels compared to Hollow Knight (that is my only good point of comparison)? I really liked Hollow Knight, so something similar might be really fun.

I haven't played Hollow Knight yet. I'd say the first two boss cells are rather accessible (first one is easy, second one is modest challenge), then from 3 up it gets hard. I also think it also depends on your playstyle, which weapons you favour.

Dead Cells gets a huge free accessibility upgrade
25 June 2022 at 1:40 pm UTC Likes: 4

I just have to say that this is the possibly the game that gave me the most enjoyment out of every game. I'm on the last boss cell now, at times it is frustrating.

The new accessability/difficulty features just enable other people to have their share of fun too. I don't get why people cry about achievements - if they talk about the steam/gog things, people have been unlocking them in unintended ways for ages, and any personal goals are unaffected by this. The core game is still refined/geared toward the same audience, these updates are just a sort facelift.

Valheim is absolutely smashing it with 10 million copies sold
25 April 2022 at 6:50 pm UTC

I'm thinking about getting this game. Anyone here interested in playing coop on steam?

Dead Cells 'Break the Bank' free upgrade out, more big updates teased
2 April 2022 at 8:02 am UTC

Come on it's only one map that doesn't unlock on easy... And it's pretty forgiving now up to 3-4 cells. Also there are like barely any games with any sort of challenge nowadays.

GOG suspends all sales in Russia and Belarus
5 March 2022 at 8:16 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Geppeto35
Quoting: johndoethe internet is the only way for russians the SEE/READ the truth instead of Putins propaganda.

Aaah, mentioning "the truth". ... as if we didn't know today that's a very relative concept.

I suppose you feel that you always are on the side of the truth, and others, with different opinions and feelings, are always on the side of propoganda?

War, war never changes. First victim of war, the empathy. First winners of war, a self-centred view of the world and the fact that the "others" gradually, but quickly, pass from 'another me' to 'stupid aliens'.

No political leaders are clean in this (his)story, and, if we have to rank the dirtiers, Putin is for sure at the top of this list. But so many why? (example: why NATO after the end of USSR continues to behave as if it was not ended? Why Ukraine could not remained a neutral country?).
The trouble for russian people is that Putin is basing its propaganda on true facts (even if minor to our western eyes: far-right ukranian militias that killed russian and this Dombass war that is running for now more than 8 years, with some ukrainian army exactions). Putin, ukrainian and western leaders are both ranking the importances of some more or less minor true facts to justify their own decisions.
Rational external people (European people for example), should send them back-to-back and support every path that favours de-escalation, for the sake of life, civilians. ...But also for the sake of some of these young russian conscripts that clearly don't want to do this war (and that can be our own children...they didn't choose to be soldiers). I prefer these russian conscripts in tanks that refuse to crush ukrainian that block their way or deliberately obey orders the more stupid way to make their tanks and squadrons impotent than these young europeans joining the ukrainian resistance with the will to truly fire and kill invaders. An invading army can't keep an invaded country, especially with such unmotivated police and soldiers. But go give reasons to these unmotivated russian conscripts to avenge a friend or a beloved, or to feel stuck between the need to save their lives and their will to not arm civilians, and we will be all fucked.

"West" is walking on a very narrow path, with massive consequence for European (and less for Americans...it is quite far from them). Russian people may aggregate even more around this politically-finished so little time ago (and rumour says with declining health, terminal-cancer) Putin, or revolt against him. I would not be the western leader that bets on one of these two possible options with insurance and determination, currently. Not on what should or will do russian people about Putin, and not betting if this KGB mad mind will or not send nuclear missiles when he will end cornered (by his economy or his people).
In addition, russian people are resilient people. Russia just signed free trade with china (some researchers on geopolitics even say that it would be the true cause of this war): they have food, gas and oil, they can trade with the world-factory that is china, without any dollar/swift and without any interference from the rest of the world, ... I won't even bet on the fact that they will care of commercial sanctions.

...so carrying on GOG decision? Same results: will it upset russian people against Putin or against GOG and western companies that fit and give reality to Putin's propaganda?

Simple fact is Russian government is full of shit, always was. One tsar after the other. Maybe european leaders are disgusting also, but they are sure as shit not the ones starting the wars this century, it's Russia and USA. And Russia is certainly the worse of the two, by a long shot.

XCOM 2 gets a Free Weekend plus a MASSIVE discount
14 February 2022 at 9:34 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: kokoko3kDo you suggets to play XCOM1 or XCOM2 to someone with not much free time?
Thanks!

I don't think there is a clear choice wrt time. They both suffer from the curse of turn-based tactical games, namely games last waay too long on maps with a lot of enemies because they force you to watch the animations (enemy turn). I wouldn't play this kind of game when i don't have at least 3-4 hours of game time, as a map can last 15-20 minutes easily per try, and you will likely have to retry 1-2 times on harder difficulties (which is why i personally like to play these games) unless you are really good at the game.

XCOM 2 gets a Free Weekend plus a MASSIVE discount
14 February 2022 at 9:30 am UTC

Thanks for reporting on this, i waited a long time to get all the expansions at a reasonable price.

Epic Games CEO says a clear No to Fortnite on Steam Deck
9 February 2022 at 7:01 am UTC

Quoting: damarrin
Quoting: dvdThe only thing that reliable stops cheating is a paywall

Uh, what?

DRM and anti cheat are equally dumb. And yes, while the paywall (hypothetically) doesn't stop 40 year old trolls from buying the game a 100 times, it's still more reliable than anticheat. Aside that, if you run a server, just have active admins (otherwise it's a waste of money.) It's of course only my opinion, but i feel like the need for anticheats is waaay overblown.

DRM is not a tool against ""piracy"" either, more a tool to restrict paying customers even more.