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inXile will be 'all hands are on deck' to get the Linux version of The Bard's Tale IV out as soon as possible
18 September 2018 at 6:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

I got the GOG key (with help from inXile support, since CrowdOx didn't send anything to me), but the Linux version isn't there as was already expected. Also all digital extras aren't going to be available on GOG but through CrowdOx which is quite annoying.

Some thoughts on State of Mind from Daedalic Entertainment
18 September 2018 at 12:29 pm UTC

BeamboomBut writing a proper, good review is really quite hard.

We are looking for different things in reviews then. You are looking for professional critic style review, while I'm looking for experience of players and their opinions on it. Players on average spend more time than reviewers actually playing and therefore ironically have more data to form an informed opinion despite not being professional critics.

Some thoughts on State of Mind from Daedalic Entertainment
17 September 2018 at 10:58 am UTC

BeamboomThat's extremely conspiratorial.

Not really, it's simply my experience that I don't like most of the professional reviews. Reasons for that are really secondary, above is just one of the possible ones. And surely there can be very good reviews from such sites, and I enjoy reading them sometimes. But I'd rather use my time to collect information about games from other gamers, it gives me higher quality yield.

BeamboomOf course good professional reviews exist, and trustworthy sources exist. They depend on it. It's the small sites, on the verge of becoming popular, that's the sources to be weary of.

That's not really how it works. You can apply same to all journalism in general. Does it mean you blindly trust big media because "they depend on it"? I wouldn't in the least.

Some thoughts on State of Mind from Daedalic Entertainment
17 September 2018 at 8:57 am UTC Likes: 2

BeamboomTo be honest I think you then misunderstand the value of a professional review. Why trust random anonymous Joe more than a person who's dedicated his professional life on reviewing that particular type of products? There's no rationality behind that.

Because critics are saying it for money, and gamers are saying it how it is. Make your conclusions.

Certain people have this implicit trust in "professional media", I personally don't and I like to evaluate it better. And I don't collect opinions of random gamers either, but of those with whom I already interacted before on various forums and know their preference in games.

Some thoughts on State of Mind from Daedalic Entertainment
16 September 2018 at 10:52 pm UTC

I rarely care about reviews of "professional critic" sites. I'm more interested in opinions of fellow gamers.

Some thoughts on State of Mind from Daedalic Entertainment
16 September 2018 at 8:06 am UTC

Setting vsync on improved animations for me.

Some thoughts on State of Mind from Daedalic Entertainment
16 September 2018 at 3:09 am UTC Likes: 1

Just bought the game on GOG, so far it's very interesting. Conversation of two women in the hospital:

Spoiler, click me

Quote- I can't wait for it. Androids doing the chores, cleaning dishes and all. Cleaning dishes takes so much time.
- Can they do it?
- They should be water proof, sure they can do the dishes...
...
- I can't wait to be replaced at work. I don't like to work to be honest.
- Same, exactly. I'm so sick of my job. My job is easy, android can probably do it ten times faster.
- And you know, he doesn't need to be paid.
- Exactly. Why not replace me already, so I can just sit back and relax.

Voice acting is very good and the atmosphere feels immersive.

Some thoughts on Valve’s new Steam Play feature and what it means for Linux gaming
14 September 2018 at 8:18 pm UTC

svartalfI just did, NUMEROUS times. YOU don't want to listen because it doesn't validate what you feel to be the truth- you dismiss actual facts in evidence like what happened with Quake3:Arena as not being even remotely valid. In a store situation, you're buying a PHYSICAL artifact, so it's **NOT** even remotely analogous like you keep trying to do.


Like I said... I can't help you. Keep telling yourself you're in the right...nobody else will convince you otherwise anyhow.

You need to accept the fact that DRM free stores should not and would not track users with invasive behavioral monitoring like DRMed stores do. And then figure out a way to work with that. As I said many times, other porters figured it out just fine, so it's time for those who are still stuck in the dark DRM ages (like Feral and Co.) to move on as well.

TL;DR: user agent stats are good enough, even if they aren't 100% accurate.

Some thoughts on Valve’s new Steam Play feature and what it means for Linux gaming
14 September 2018 at 8:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

svartalfWhy should I- I already had elaborated NUMEROUS examples of why it doesn't work

I already answered why it works, you just said that "oh no, spoofing". Not convincing, and you so far didn't propose any practical method for doing it DRM-free. GOG and Humble have theirs and they work.

If you can't substantiate your claims, don't make them in the first place, that way you won't need this condescending tone of "I'm the vet, and see no point to explain things to you user peasants". It looks more like you have no arguments really. But if you make claims, better substantiate them properly, that's the way discussion should be held.

svartalfBrowser ID downloads didn't work for iD on Quake3:Arena, where you could buy any SKU and "patch" it with a downloaded engine install for the other Two OSes. What in the HECK posseses you to think that it will be better "now"?

Not sure how this is relevant. Normal practice in all stores today to sell all versions at once, and you can download them all or one for your particular OS. No need to patch anything. All stores need to do, is come up with some way to calculate usage per OS for such games. It can be an estimation, which is fine. If some industry can't cope with it, it's some retarded industry really. A lot of industries (like advertising) cope with browser ids just fine and built successful multi-billion businesses on them (try saying Google uses nothing USEFUL).

GOG have gone on the offensive with their new 'FCK DRM' initiative
13 September 2018 at 5:41 pm UTC Likes: 3

Bandcamp is great. That's where I check for music first, and they sell FLAC!

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