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No. 58194 ID: d4c8ee hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  The nations which are still dazzled by the sensuous glitter of precious metals, and are, therefore, still fetish-worshippers of metal money, are not yet fully developed money-nations. [Note the] contrast of France and England. The extent to which the solution of theoretical riddles is the task of practice, and is effected through practice, the extent to which true practice is the condition of a real and positive theory, is shown, for example, in fetishism. The sensuous consciousness of the fetish-worshipper is different from that of the Greek, because his sensuous existence is different. The abstract enmity between sense and spirit is necessary so long as the human feeling for nature, the human sense of nature, and, therefore, also the natural sense of man, are not yet produced by man's own labour.
>> No. 58279 ID: d4c8ee
  http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-04-youtube-stars-criticised-after-it-emerges-they-owned-gambling-site-they-promoted

>CS:GO Lotto allows users to put down real world money for a shot at winning virtual Counter-Strike: GO skins. The skins themselves - earned by paying $2.50 for an unlock key to a random item - can be sold for huge sums, depending on their rarity. Some go for thousands of dollars.

>As you'd expect, these gambling sites work by letting players pay real-world money for a chance at a virtual item. Pay up and you can watch a spinner tick round, roulette style, until a winner is chosen. The winner receives the item but it's the gambling site that wins in the long run, as it makes money off of every pot won.

>[...]

>Gambling on virtual items in Steam games such as CS:GO has been criticised in the past for allowing easy access to real-money gambling for teenagers and children - who are often also the target audience for YouTube stars which promote such sites, who in turn are often paid to do so.

>Back in April, Bloomberg ran a report on how it claimed virtual weapons were turning teenage gamers into serious gamblers, which pegged the video game betting boom at generating $2.3bn last year.

>One class action lawsuit has already been launched against Valve for facilitating gambling. At the very least, the suit says, Valve has allowed a grey market to emerge where people can easily be ripped off via bets and trades with scammers. Or, more seriously, Valve is actively encouraging this to happen and should be held responsible for children using the unregulated system.

>Despite CS:GO Lotto's ownership now being in the public domain, numerous questions still remain to be answered.
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>> No. 58301 ID: 3127e7
  huh


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58209 No. 58209 ID: fd7bf6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
The sale is live. No more flash sales btw.

I've bought:
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
StarCrawlers
Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
Emerge: Cities of the Apocalypse
DOOM
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>> No. 58265 ID: 576963
>>58256

What difficulty?
>> No. 58273 ID: 86d09e
>>58265

Hurt Me Plenty. And sure, you'll say I should have done my first playthrough on Ultra-Violence from the getgo. But Hurt Me Plenty is the standard.

It's not like game mechanics change between Hurt Me Plenty & Ultra-Violence. If you can hop around on one while barely taking a scratch, then you can do the same on the other.
All enemies did at time is chip a bit of armor away. And I nearly always saved my ubers (quad, invuln, speed, berserk) thinking a larger wave of enemies would come which would require a well timed uber to beat.
I only used the BFG on the final boss. Hell, at one point I caught myself thinking, "what's the green spinning thing on the ground that I can never pick up? Oh, right... BFG ammo".
Same thing with the chainsaw. It feels like such a cop out weapon that I never used it. I'm sure that on Ultra-Violence/Nightmare/Ultra-Nightmare it's a requirement to use.

Either way, it's a beautiful game, with some nice weapons, but overall I'm not convinced it'll live past a single playthrough for most people. The choice to focus on achievements and trials feels wrong to me. The fact secrets on the map now grant permanent upgrades in the form of argent energy is also something that doesn't sit well with me. I was fine with the old style secrets which gave you weapons slightly earlier, health/armor/ammo or a uber.
>> No. 58280 ID: 4c768d
>>58273
Got it the other day and had read some reviews about it getting kind of boring until you get to the harder modes, so started on Ultra-Violence difficulty. I guess it's technically "harder" but it really seems to just be more enemies, and you have to plan/think about how to clear certain areas rather than just running through it.

And yeah agree on the secrets. I'm just getting through it the first time then will go back for secrets, but some friends I was playing with are definitely are type to get everything on the first run and probably not do another full run through
>> No. 58281 ID: 86d09e
>>58280
>I'm just getting through it the first time then will go back for secrets, but some friends I was playing with are definitely are type to get everything on the first run and probably not do another full run through

Yeah, I got 90% of the secrets on first run. I also started trying to do all challenges at first, but about halfway through I stopped bothering with that since it got really boring. I think in the end I cleared about 60% of the challenges and 80% of the trials.
I do think some of the trials will be significantly harder on higher difficulty.
>> No. 58285 ID: 1cf209
Anyone see that Huniepop was 69% off?
Anyways, the game has been surprisingly fun.
I don't even like anime, so I haven't fapped to it, even after enabling the uncensored version. Trufax.

I personally am amused at listening to the various VA's fake orgasms when you bed the various girlz.


No. 58102 ID: 576963 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  JOIN PHANTACTICAL!

http://phantactical.com/
>> No. 58261 ID: c1c101
How often do you guys run big missions together? What day of the week, usually?
>> No. 58264 ID: 576963
  >>58261

Friday nights and Saturday Afternoons. We disable third person view in PVP scenarios but allow it in COOP ones. Inbetween events/weekends we try to organize sessions in other games or have some good old Zargabad insurgency.

If you hate realism units you'll fit right in.


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58232 No. 58232 ID: c2499b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I anyone here plays the game and is on Twitch and streams their game play please let me know. I would love to see you play this game. Please send me an e-mail to:

CLHanssen.Alpha@gmail.com

I would appreciate it and thanks.
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>> No. 58239 ID: c2499b
>>58238
Why don't you stream your build? Or at least post your build on YouTube? How did you get the game? Was it an download or sent to you by disk? Can the game be copied on a disk? If it can be copied to a disk can you send it to me? Can you please e-mail me and I can send you my address so you could send me a copy. I appreciate the help. Thank you
>> No. 58247 ID: dc25fb
>>58239
>isdisniggaserious.tga?

No. Go buy it on steam when it's on sale like I did.
>> No. 58249 ID: 18b57c
op i have many a disc's. please post your address here so can send fast.
>> No. 58255 ID: c2499b
>>58247
How much would it cost? If it cost $25.00 I can't afford it.
>> No. 58263 ID: 99ecaa
>>58255
what are you, 11?
it's $12 on sale right now at steam.


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58251 No. 58251 ID: 86d09e hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>Working with Blind Squirrel Games, we’ve remastered BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite making them look better than ever*. BioShock: The Collection brings the three titles together for the first time, complete with all single-player DLC** and a never-before-seen video series, “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” which includes insights from Ken Levine – over $100 of content – for only $59.99.

Meh, whatever.

>It’s a circus of values! And if you already own BioShock, BioShock 2, and/or Minerva’s Den on Steam, you will be able to upgrade to the remastered version of the respective title(s) for free after release. It’s a circus of values!

OH! NOICE!

Source:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/7670/announcements/detail/599358989869729600
>> No. 58252 ID: b2f730
>>58251

Interesting, I bought the first couple games years ago in a charity shop for like a euro a piece, never installed them but I should be able to get them on steam from the disks. At least if the codes are good, I give it a 70/30 chance in favour.

Perfect opportunity to enjoy these highly recommended games for the first time.
>> No. 58253 ID: 5ad515
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58253
To be honest the old Bioshock games don't even look that bad on PC. I feel like this is just another one of those recent "remasters" that's only there to cash in on the lack of backwards compatibility on current gen consoles, by offering titles from less than a decade ago with nominally improved visuals and, probably the biggest actual improvement (which PC users obviously already had), 60fps/1080p. Not super hyped, though more 'shock is never a bad thing I guess, speaking of which...

The System Shock remaster/reboot, on the other hand, is looking very fuckin' neato. This is a game that really needed a remaster, considering how painfully aged the original control scheme and UI specifically both are. They've even thrown up a playable 15~ minute demo to coincide with their Kickstarter release.

https://www.gog.com/game/system_shock_demo
http://store.steampowered.com/app/482400/


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58105 No. 58105 ID: ade114 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Just how shitty will this one be? Will Ubisoft have some sick MEMES? Will EA announce another Madden and FIFA? Will Microsoft beg people to buy their shitty controllers and xbone?

What are your predictions?
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>> No. 58203 ID: 90a126
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58203
>>58202
>weird ass controls

Isn't that like the whole point of the Resident Evil series, weird controls? Even the most recent one I played, RE 5, still had kinda stupid controls. The old games were completely pants on head retards when it came to controls and were made worse by the stupid as fuck camera.

I couldn't even get into Resident Evil until 4 because of that shit. I played one of the games, maybe 2, where it starts out with some chick on a motorcycle or something and she wrecks and is surrounded by zombies and burning cars. Couldn't even make it past that I was having such a tough time with the controls and camera, flung my N64 controller in frustration.

A Resident Evil game without some stupid control set-up or silly gimmick is like a Telltale Games game with actual gameplay beyond what you'd find in an early 90s Lucasarts point and click game.
>> No. 58204 ID: 6989cb
>>58203
I think RE2 on the N64 did have an option to have movement relative to the camera instead of tanks controls.
>> No. 58205 ID: 79b400
>>58203
And those awkward controls were with the earlier games, for everything else they provided in the games, it was somewhat bearable.

My complaint is with the USS spinoffs. They all lack depth and their awkward controls make it worse. None of them feel like they're in the RE world and it lacks immersion.

I could handle lack of depth if they just made the game fun, which they never do. Every task feels like a chore.

Like I said, I just want Rainbow Six with BOWs and story. It could easily work and be fun.
>> No. 58211 ID: 2ce51f
>>58203
>Isn't that like the whole point of the Resident Evil series, weird controls?
No. Tank controls are a necessity born from the camera angles. Try playing Fatal Frame - it has the same kind of "cinematic camera angles" shit as RE1-3 but without tank controls, which makes controlling the character awkward unless you're using the camera which puts you in first person.
>> No. 58219 ID: 79b400
  Okay, enough of the dopey RE shit.

Let's get to the REal shit.

I'm extremely curious about the direction they're going with this title. Lots of questions.


No. 57807 ID: 037541 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  I cannot contain my need to play as Hungary. This looks awesome. Sadly HOI3 cannot fulfill my thirst for this style of gameplay. HOI4 is just so vibrant and rewarding compared to the bland and boring HOI3.

Anyone else been following these streams? Anyone else going to be day one purchasers?
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>> No. 57948 ID: db411e
I almost forgot, you can play from CK2 all the way to HOI through save converters. But due to Paradox having a massive hate boner for alternate timeline shenanigans WW2 will probably never fire because you need France, the UK, Germany, Russia, and Poland to all exist which normally doesn't happen after 1300 years of game play.
>> No. 58004 ID: 037541
  Holy fuck that amazing defense of Poland.
>> No. 58110 ID: d0041a
The game is out what are your impressions?

I personally liked HOI2 more than 3 lay it on me straight because I'm about to jump on this
>> No. 58117 ID: 037541
>>58110
I had only played 3 and yes it was fun it was extremely visually unappealing, there were too many tech trees and figuring out the divisions, using planes and ships was just notoriously bad/hard. Diplomacy was iffy and the whole neutrality system fucking sucked.

Supplies, resources and production work amazingly in this game it is so much better then HOI3 it is crazy. Trade works super nicely and the mix between civilian factories and military factories is super helpful. I really like how you now have production lines for equipment and numbers for different types then just "supplies" as a single resource. You dont just produce supplies you produce basic infantry equipment, planes, tanks, support equipment, artillery, ect.

Planes are super simple to use. Assign to airzone (ex: All of Mexico is one air zone) ships are the same, one flotilla can be assigned to up to three sea zones. Those sea zones are just as big as the air zones. Diplomacy is more clear. Division designer is dope, you gain experience and that experience allows you to edit your divisions. You can make them anyway you want. Like if I wanted to give only the most basic equipment to a select division design I could and they would only use the basic equipment. If I then want that same deployed division to get the nice equipment I set it and bam they now will be reinforced with the good equipment and the basic will return to storage.

Battle plans are AMAZING, the AI is great at fighting your wars for you and reshuffling your lines. Honestly it is a must to use front lines and offensive battle plans. You can micro once those plans are launched without effecting the plans. I hated the theater and HQ system of HOI3 and the ai was terrible at fighting a front for you here I put 100% faith in the AI. My friend won a campaign as China aka killed all axis with zero micromanagement of battles. He just launched his battle plans and sat and focused on make new battle plans and making sure everything was being produced correctly. He was so excited about it all he forced me to watch his stream to show off.

I could go on but this game is awesome, if you had any HOI experience in the past you will love this game. Highly suggest watching some of the gameplay videos just in case.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBFcR4Z3OHszgx5t2xrW6nA/videos
Highly suggest this guy he is the really good player from all the videos in this thread. 2000+ hours in the game so far and is a QA tester for HOI4. Highlights much of the good of the game and he sold me day one.

I started a El Salvador campaign with historical mode off and on medium difficulty, I took all of Central America except Panama. I then staged a coup in
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>> No. 58118 ID: 037541
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58118
>>58117
And yes I have the biggest air force in the region. It's my work around for having no man power.


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57695 No. 57695 ID: 4c768d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So my Steel Series Siberia V2's crapped out after around 3 years of almost daily use, and I'm in need of a new headset. Any suggestions for a good quality gaming headset that's less than $100?

Was thinking about buying another pair of the V2's as I really liked them, but after looking up my issues, and seeing they are pretty common(left side losing sound, and shitty wiring in the mic/volume control box that leads to them not working) and not getting fixed might be in the market for something else.
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>> No. 57998 ID: 0a9273
>>57978
>cannot hear ANYTHING other than the headphones when you have them fully on.

this. with any stereo type headset.
how am I suppose to hear rekuawn de'shawn kicking in my door?
>> No. 57999 ID: 82a3e8
>>57998
I have dogs, They act as my 2 stage alarm.

Dog 1 barks at anything and everything he can hear. Dog 2 only barks when noise comes from inside my fence line.
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58024
>>57998
open can design on a decent headset.

it's not rocket science. Really, don't waste money on stupid "gaming" headsets. Buy yourself some decent Beyer Dynamics or Sennheisers.

You're going to be using the headphones for more than playing games, most likely, so why get yourself intentionally hamstrung sound quality just for "better" sound just for gaming? Get a headset you'd want to listen to music or movie audio on.
>> No. 58027 ID: 0dcdc8
>>58024
>Get a headset you'd want to listen to music or movie audio on.

Waiting for it to arrive with a mic attached.
>> No. 58108 ID: 33338c
Okay, Opchan tech support time, relevant to thread. Yesterday I got my new parts in, and after wrestling with an apparently-corrupted Windows install, I'm now on a shiny "new" build (the old Ship of Theseus paradox comes into play here). Short version is I'm running a Core i7-6700K on a Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7, with a gargantuan Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (and new RAM, but I can't see that being my issue). Problem is, my sound quality is ass now. A lot more buzz and hiss than my old board had, which elevates to a spitting buzz when I start playing anything. My understanding is that it's probably interference from something poorly-shielded, but where/how would I go about mitigating that?


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57979 No. 57979 ID: 0dcdc8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So from a rig perspective I have been holding out and skipped the 9X series.

I demand to do 4k gaming on my 50" and was not satisfied with the benchmark reports on the VR front of the 980TIs or Titans....

I was betting on pascal to carry the day and suffered in silence.

Oh how waiting has paid off it appears.

Gonna get two of these straight away and laugh at all the 980s flooding the market/trashcan.
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>> No. 58075 ID: 8be205
>>58072
fuck me again, ASUS can do their own PCB designs as well. Their ROG lines are fucking impressive.
>> No. 58087 ID: 0dcdc8
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58087
>>57979
>In certain scenarios, according to Radeon Technologies Group Senior Vice President Raja Koduri, one Radeon RX 480 card could hold its own against a single Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (from last generation), and two could deliver equivalent or better performance as a single GTX 1080 card—for about $200 less.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/344899/amd-targets-midrange-gamers-with-radeon-rx-480-video-card

>In certain scenarios
>certain scenarios

Only in ashes....

We shall see what the benches come back with, but I am not sold.

Nvidia can have 200 dollars more for being top shelf on performance.

I do however see a space for the AMD cards in say HTPCs eventually once they get them down to fanless in two year or maybe even one of those backpack jobs.
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>> No. 58088 ID: 88a6f1
>>57991
You'll be waiting for a long time. It's in Nvidia's interest to try to stretch out iterative performance jumps per generation if there's a lack of competition from the other side.
>> No. 58089 ID: 53e7c0
>>58087
This is the mainstream tier. If you want a 390X or Fury replacement, you're going to have to wait for Vega or Full size Polaris.
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58099
This is certainly a graph.


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57293 No. 57293 ID: 01b665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Anyone playing The Division? Seems neat so far, If anyone is playing the beta on PC i'd love to play with some operators
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>> No. 57758 ID: d3cd3e
As if the game wasn't already a boring grindfest... Well, that confirms it, the game is dead to me.
>> No. 57760 ID: 82a3e8
>>57757
>>57758
Im ok with it. It really should have been like that from the start.

Instead they didnt think about it and now most of the people playing had all of the best gear you could get basically a day or two into launch.

Thats ok, I still have path of exile :D
>> No. 58059 ID: df12a0
DZ update: Now you can cut the rope to the helo, so the loot doesn't get extracted.
>> No. 58076 ID: 82a3e8
>>58059
That is super assholey. I love it.
>> No. 58077 ID: 12481e
Does anyone play on PS4? What's your gamer tag?


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