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It should have been called Reimagination to set expectations for existing fans. FF7 original is probably my favorite game of all time (tie with FF6) and I still did not play Remake (lost interest waiting too long and then asking price on Steam is 80 Euros, fuck you SquareEnix!).

But you know, I am not entirely opposed to changes in story and character handling, if its done well. They even changed up the battle system. To me this is an opportunity to re-live the game, to experience it with new perspective and see details I could not before. If it was exactly the same game with better graphics, that's just playing the same game again. But the Remake... ahem, I meant Reimagination, is different. And you know what, I kinda like this idea. But off course, I still did not play and don't know how bad it is. And oh god, I hope they don't change the important story line in part 2... this would be a huge fuck.

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I don't know what you mean. It even has a screen. Not an OLED, but at that price point we can't nitpick, right? The only thing I really like on this device are the builtin Hall effect thumbsticks.

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I think Bloodborne will be one of the first, if not the first, games ever to be emulated on a PS4 emulator. There are multiple projects, but they are not ready yet (plus it would require a monster pc).

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So does Rockstar, Valve and Microsoft investigate for any unlicensed commercial usage of the Intellectual Property they own and copyright violations by others. Some are less aggressive, that's for true. If it's not, then Pokemon Company or Nintendo simply don't care.

Edit: Did the reply I was replying to disappeared? I am sure I was replying to someone who said Nintendo would go to investigate the game for any IP infringement.

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Your hypothesis is that Nintendo, one of the most litigous companies on the planet, that routinely shuts down infringing projects during development, saw that trailer and made no attempt to investigate whether that game might infringe their IP over the last two years?

But the trailer did not contain any copyright violations or IP infringements. Now the game is out, with lots of content and a huge world, a deep dive can be done and checked every detail if anything violates something. And the game is commercial and out, and the evidence is in their hands if there is any. This can't be done with just 2 trailers showing 0,05% of the game and content. With the game in their hand, they can compare models exactly in example.

I personally don't think there is any violation here, but I am not here to judge. I just wanted to explain that this deep dive could not be done in the prior 2 years before.

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Last year after I showed off my brother the Steam Deck, he decided to sell most of his CS:GO skins and purchase with the money the Steam Deck (but 64gb model). It was one of his best decisions, because he was thinking of getting a cheap laptop to play simple games and do simple web browsing.

Now he is a Linux user. :> Gott'em!

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Loot boxes should not be in computer games.

As much as I like Valve, Valve is one of the major player bringing and normalizing Lootboxes into games. Even before the Lootboxes was a thing on smartphones, let alone before they arrived on other AAA games as well. I think this is the worst contribution of Valve to videogames. And this statement comes from someone who usually defends this company.

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While I agree to a certain degree with you, to be fair it should be mentioned that the cases are not all the same. EA was hated because the chances to get something was very low and the characters could be earned by gameplay with extra long grind. We are talking about gameplay elements making it pay to win in a AAA full priced game here, not just skins like in free to play Fortnite or cheap CS:GO CS2. Huge difference.

I can't make a comment about the Class Action against Epic and it's Lootboxes, as I did not read enough about it.

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I'm glad to not have invested into the Capcom games. The article talks about Steam Deck only, but I assume its broken on Linux as well ("Linux" as a word isn't found on the article).

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Doesn't come out of nowhere to my knowledge. It is quite anticipated game by many, as it was shown with trailers before on big shows. Everyone was wondering what kind of game this will be and everyone just knew it as "Pokemon with guns" where you can catch and slave other Pokemon like creatures. I'm actually surprised that so many didn't heard of the game before.

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In the past, Ayaneo has been somewhat reticent to discuss its plans concerning SteamOS and as this new venture is not a direct collaboration with Valve, I should imagine that they want to test the waters first.

If this is not a collaboration with Valve, then I assume it's not SteamOS. Maybe HoloISO that is created by "fans" with the aim of installing an operating system that is extracted and rebuild from the final installation on the Deck (if I understand the project right). The goal is to have HoloISO be able to install on systems other than the Deck itself, to get a similar experience. Maybe the Ayaneo will make use of HoloISO instead?

The project still needs funding and time to be build, so nothing is set in stone. Valve also works "hard" to bring SteamOS to other systems, so maybe there is a plan to do this. Now the Deck OLED is out, Valve probably have more time to do this (SteamOS 4.0?). Either way, I am very happy and curious what will happen next.

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Xbox Network will implement mass content deletion taking effect from January 9th (www.gamingarcade.co.uk)

Starting January 9, a new policy on the Xbox Network will automatically remove captures (screenshots and video clips) stored for over 90 days, affecting all users with 'historic' content. This move is believed to alleviate strain on Microsoft's servers.

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I expected a more sensible default, such as 365 days. It would also be helpful to have a 'favorite' option to prevent deletion. This is a major letdown.

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Exactly why I don't want to use GOG. There are third party clients, but I refuse to build an entire catalog if the company does not provide something official.

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People will never be satisfied with awards. Let the community choose? You get popularity contest. Let the review outlets choose? Then you get only a certain kind of games to win the contest. Steam is very community focused in most of their recommendations and in this case, awards. This has ups and downs and sometimes its stupid. In case of RDR2 who knows what the reason was why they chose this game. It might be an attempt to troll in mass. Or a misunderstanding.

I take awards as one kind of view and never in isolation. Context matters. So I ignore those where I think it is stupid awards, like Starfield and RDR2, and look at the other candidates. And the other categories as well. And then move on with my life. Just like with the other award shows. Who cares what game won what award? It rarely impacts my choice.

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Are you sure? I could vote for games which I did not own. And I did that, to get the stickers associated with the votes.

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Just like Cyberpunk 2077, I will wait for this game to be worked on and get it for a discount later. I learned my lesson long time ago, not to buy big AAA games at launch.

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I wasn't saying both games are similar, but more comparing the situation both games not worth buying day 1. Developers adding new functionality, features and iron out bugs and performance issues. If I like the core gameplay and story, that's another story. But just like with Cyberpunk, I will wait for the game being worked on and buy it later for a cheaper price.

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When I purchased (you can check it yourself by putting it in the cart), there was a notice that this promotion is not applicable to gifts. So it might be an intended special promotion for owners of the previous original version of the game. And Steam glitches out there maybe. If this price is available to you too, then I assume it's intended.

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Without context this is meaningless. Are you gotten blocked in Github from a specific repository? And why posting it here, what do you try to achieve?

OC What has everyone been playing?

Hello again! I finally wrapped up Bluey: The Video Game with my son, and I am proud to say we collected everything! He really enjoyed visiting all the classic locations from the show. Like I said in a previous post, it’s a little rough around the edges but it does what it sets out to do for the most part and the $40 price tag...

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I finally finished the last job in Cyberpunk 2077. Now I am ready for the next thing. As a fan of emulation, there are a few games where I am in the middle of the game and need to resume playing: There is Crusader of Centy and Metroid Prime. Or I start playing a new game such as Final Fantasy 7 Remake or Resident Evil 2 Remake on PC. The Finals is also interesting but that is something I would have to play on the Xbox Series S, because it does not work on a Linux PC. Baldur's Gate 3 is on my radar, but I don't know when I'm ready for as it seems to be very time consuming.

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