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Valve making steps to address 'off-topic review bombs' on Steam
17 March 2019 at 6:54 pm UTC Likes: 2

stretch611
stuffWell, before just putting out pitchforks, we should remain objective. There are instances with games being review bombed and these reviews having nothing to to with the quality of the game. For example Metro series because Metro Exodus is an Epic store exclusive. This has nothing to to with the quality of the game and should not be taken into consideration for the rating in the store. Another example being Shadow of the Tomb Raider because it got a sale soon after release. Some other games because of some Youtuber.
Because of that, this feature might be not necessarily anti-consumer, but actually pro-consumer. So, if anyone has info which games' ratings were purged, it would be nice to know. Because then we can see if this system is used in a sensible way.
While I agree, the case of Metro:Exodus had nothing to do at all about the quality of the game. (although the Denuvo DRM part does screw up player experience and lower the quality.)

It was review bombed because of the Epic Game Store exclusivity agreement. However, as we all know, exclusivity agreements are anti-consumer.

Other than a you-tuber not getting his/her narcissistic fantasies fulfilled, I would argue that review bombs are generally pro-consumer as they notify the public to anti-consumer behavior, whether that is DRM, micro-transactions in paid games, broken or horribly programmed garbage, or exclusivity agreements.

I would argue they are a matter of force, not of quality and diversity of arguments.

Valve making steps to address 'off-topic review bombs' on Steam
17 March 2019 at 6:13 pm UTC Likes: 1

I think it's a step in the right direction. Maybe there's better mechanics to differentiate between product quality and issues with licence, dev behaviour, pricing or whatever there is to have an opinion about, but please remember a review bomb is quite destructive, and who guarantees the bombers are right every time?
On the other hand, does anyone of you believe your voice, with your special weighed out mix of opinions will be recognised from within the blunt force of a review bomb?

Valve making steps to address 'off-topic review bombs' on Steam
17 March 2019 at 10:35 am UTC

monnefSo, Valve is fighting with anti-consumer Epic Games Store by ... getting more anti-consumer?

In this category Epic wins! Not only does it market user data unlike Steam. I found it rather amusing to see that Epic Steamspy seems to be unable to stop spying on Steam and its users.

https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-doesnt-sound-too-happy-about-the-epic-store-copying-steam-data/

Aeon of Sands - The Trail, a unique dungeon crawling RPG is now on Linux
27 February 2019 at 8:07 pm UTC

Tchey
NeverthelessHaha. This serves as a recommendation to me! I feel we had this conversation once... ;-)

Hehe, yes i think, about Vaporum i guess ?

Yup! :-)

Aeon of Sands - The Trail, a unique dungeon crawling RPG is now on Linux
27 February 2019 at 3:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

TcheyIt's a nice game, probably too simplistic, but i like the settings.

What i dislike however, the combats. Real time, grid base.

There is an active pause, but only for the lowest difficulty level.

I really can't get into grid based game that are not turn based. Combats always feel stupid, and even with cooldown on attacks, there is almost no depth to them.

Haha. This serves as a recommendation to me! I feel we had this conversation once... ;-)

The 3D steampunk dungeon crawler 'Vaporum' just had a huge performance update
21 February 2019 at 6:27 pm UTC

slaapliedje
Nevertheless
scaine
slaapliedje
bidinouHesitating... Should I try to complete Dungeon Master on my Amiga (MiSTer FPGA) or this one or the former then the latter ?
Ha, so I actually started playing Dungeon Master on my Amiga (A4000 w/68060) quite some time ago, I need to finish it off (re-installed the 3.1.4 over the weekend, now just need to get WHDload set up).

While I beat DM on my Atari ST back in the day, I never did complete Chaos Strikes Back. So my plan is to complete DM again, and then import my characters into Chaos Strikes Back.

I loved Dungeon Master. I completed it. Completed it again. Completed it with 3 characters. Completed with 2 characters (oh my, they become godlike by the end) then finally gave up while trying to beat it with one character. The spell cooldowns were too difficult to manage in certain fights and you just don't put out enough sword damage as a single character.

Bloodwych was another favourite - I played that split-screen with a friend on his Atari ST. Two, four-character parties rocking around a massive dungeon. Awesome.

Finally, if you like this genre and have three (very) close friends, the Amiga version of Hired Guns was sublime because you each played one character in a party of four, quad-screen. Two characters played on mouse (the Amiga could handle two mice plugged in) and two on keyboard. Amazing. Great music too!

Aww great! Now theres the idea to play Dungeonmaster back again, because of you both! ;-)
Do it! Truly a classic! It's amazing that FTL never ported Sundog to anything. So you still have to play it on the ST. That's another fantastic game I'd love to get back to to play.

I didn't even know that one! Never had an Atari ST. Looks interesting!

The 3D steampunk dungeon crawler 'Vaporum' just had a huge performance update
21 February 2019 at 5:51 am UTC Likes: 1

scaine
slaapliedje
bidinouHesitating... Should I try to complete Dungeon Master on my Amiga (MiSTer FPGA) or this one or the former then the latter ?
Ha, so I actually started playing Dungeon Master on my Amiga (A4000 w/68060) quite some time ago, I need to finish it off (re-installed the 3.1.4 over the weekend, now just need to get WHDload set up).

While I beat DM on my Atari ST back in the day, I never did complete Chaos Strikes Back. So my plan is to complete DM again, and then import my characters into Chaos Strikes Back.

I loved Dungeon Master. I completed it. Completed it again. Completed it with 3 characters. Completed with 2 characters (oh my, they become godlike by the end) then finally gave up while trying to beat it with one character. The spell cooldowns were too difficult to manage in certain fights and you just don't put out enough sword damage as a single character.

Bloodwych was another favourite - I played that split-screen with a friend on his Atari ST. Two, four-character parties rocking around a massive dungeon. Awesome.

Finally, if you like this genre and have three (very) close friends, the Amiga version of Hired Guns was sublime because you each played one character in a party of four, quad-screen. Two characters played on mouse (the Amiga could handle two mice plugged in) and two on keyboard. Amazing. Great music too!

Aww great! Now theres the idea to play Dungeonmaster back again, because of you both! ;-)

The Linux version of 'The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep' to be released with the Director's Cut
20 February 2019 at 8:35 am UTC

No use to think about future implications. I think they will faithfully release Bards Tale 4 and Wasteland 3 for Linux and on Steam/GOG, and then do UWP Apps on the Microsoft store alongside Obsidian.

The 3D steampunk dungeon crawler 'Vaporum' just had a huge performance update
20 February 2019 at 8:08 am UTC

TcheyI'd probably love to love this game, but the real time killed my will. I disliked the Grimrocks for the same reason. For me, this kind of games (RPG grid based crawlers) "must" be turn based. The last one to actually pleased me was Starcrawlers, who did many things "well" (but failed to provide a "less combat, more xp" option).

Funny, the realtime aspect is something I really enjoy! I think it enriches gameplay with the possibility to outmaneuver your enemies or lure them to dangerous places like trap doors or steam vents, etc..

The 3D steampunk dungeon crawler 'Vaporum' just had a huge performance update
19 February 2019 at 5:23 pm UTC Likes: 3

I finished Vaporum some time ago. I really loved it, and I'm looking very much forward to the prequel they are developing right now (which will also have Linux support by the way).

https://twitter.com/VaporumGame/status/1080793529805361152

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