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#16529571 [Post-Release] Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - PLEASE TAG YOUR SPOILERS!

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 14 November 2017 - 08:08 PM

So I beat Odyssey tonight. Wow, what an ending to a video game. And overall, just what a fun game. Onward to continue gettin those moons!

#16529550 Discussion: Loot Boxes in Games

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 11 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

Starting a lazily put together thread for open discussion on a hot topic in gaming nowadays: loot boxes.

While many Nintendo games don't appear to have loot boxes incoporate yet (hell, Nintendo just began its forray into season passes), loot boxes have been around for awhile on many free to play (ftp) games as a way to generate revenue for the developer. Often items include skins or voicelines, etc.

However, you may or may not be aware of the transition of loot boxes into more AAA-title games. Overwatch arguably does the loot box system very well. All characters and abilities are available from loading the game. The only items available in loot boxes in Overwatch are sprays, voicelines, player icons, highlight intros, and skins. Nothing can influence the actual gameplay yo give an advantage over another character. You can grind, as you get a loot box every time you level up which is about every hour and a half of gameplay.

While I haven't played it, the new Shadow of Mordor game has loot boxes in it, as a single player game. I'm not sure how this works really.

Major games like Cod and Battlefield have seen an increase in revenue in the loot box system compared to the season pass model, which can seperate the player base. Gears 4 was grindy as hell, but thankfully for only weapon skins or characters skins. There were abilities to unlock for character classes in Horde as well though.l, for example, to carry extra grenades as a soldier or do more turret damage as a heavy, etc. Halo 5 had the Req system in place, where once you unlock an item you won't he t it/a duplicate, again. Other games have duplicates, but you get their in game currency or credits towards "purchasing" or crafting an item you want, such as that Master Chief voiceline in Halo or playing as Raam, Skorge or Myrahh in Gears. Often, "events" incetivize consumers to grind for the chance at an unlock for a limited time (say, a weekend in Gears, or an event for 3 weeks in Overwatch), or can alternatively pay real money for a chance to unlock it. This is part of where the controversy kicks in. Paying for the chance (gambling?) to unlock your favorite character/skin.

Battlefront 2 is one of the latest additions to this. "Free DLC" has been advertised like crazy, but EA has failed to mention that the free characters will still be locked behind an in game progression system. They have plans to drop updates to have Finn or Phasma, Grievous or others in game, but can only be unlocked eith 60,000 credits (people have done the math: without completing challenges, this equates to about 40 hours of gameplay time). However, class abilities such as 30% higher defense or 25% extra samage are also available in game. This is a game-enhancing loot box, pay to win (ptw), BULLSHIT system. Many are cancelling pre-orders and boycotting the release whivh probably wont do a lot unfortunately, because Star Wars. The developers have been silent as well, ehich is shady. The reddit page is littered with complaints and objections to their method. https://www.reddit.c...arsBattlefront/

More to come, but wanted to start the discussion or debate for opinions and thoughts. For those thinking this may not pertain, what about when Nintendo incoporate this stuff into their games? Smash Bros with characters/skins/items behind loot boxes anyone? Mario Kart with the same stuff? I hate the thought of it.

#16529527 [Post-Release] Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - PLEASE TAG YOUR SPOILERS!

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 10 November 2017 - 11:01 AM

I saw your 100 and raise you to 151 plant :P Also currently first among all yall on the rc car challenge. Chhyeeah!

#16527892 Recommend-a-game

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 29 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

Yeah I have a game to recommend.

#16527826 Miyamoto Reveals Pikmin 4 and Talks Upcoming Stuff/Plans

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 24 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

I could see (and pretty much said) this little tangent last E3, or the one before it too. But after this year's E3, I'd say things are looking up IMO.

#16526766 Resident Evil: Revelaitons 2

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 27 March 2017 - 07:24 PM

Thread revival! I just began playing this game last night and am seriously having a blast with it.

#16526681 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U / Switch) - Post-Release (MIND...

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 22 March 2017 - 01:38 PM

I assume that that's a 100% speedrun?

#16526594 Pokémon Sun and Moon Post-Release Thread

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 14 March 2017 - 09:34 PM

Is anyone else annoyed as all-out total FUCK that a measly battle in which I'm trying to catch the lamest PoKeMoN for my 'Dex takes for-fuckin-EVER to complete because the wild bass tad can call another PoKeMoN to aide it in battle!? Seriously...I feel like I am nowhere in this game because of it. I may be ... halfway through the 2nd island? I kinda don't really get all of what's going on either. Can someone more fluent in Ash Ketchum explain to me why trials and Kahunas replaced Gyms? What'swith caring for PoKeMoN after battles, that wasn't in the last game was it? Everything otherwise has seemed relatimely easy for the most part. But God damn mother fuck the fact that some encounters with wild PoKeMoN take a shitload of time in this game.

#16526450 Got Switch Yet?

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 02 March 2017 - 11:33 PM

Ha, that's what you get for ordering online instead of waiting out in the cold in the middle of the night like a real man ;P

You mean from your car right?

#16526065 Retro Studios is Teasing on Twitter; Just What are They up to?

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 04 February 2017 - 03:40 PM

Wtf kinda tease is this.

#16525394 The (Technical) End of Wii U?

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 20 December 2016 - 09:13 AM

Interestingly enough I took a stroll past the gaming section of my local Target the other day and noticed that there were no Wii U's on the shelves. While it could be that they sold-out, I was actually thinking more along the lines of Target no longer ordering them. All aboard the SWITCH Train I guess. Toot toot mother fuckers.


Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 15 December 2016 - 11:04 AM

What the fuck is this piss.....Sloan.

#16525197 Doom

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 03 December 2016 - 03:55 PM

Doom won best soundtrack and best action game of the year at the video game awards. Having gotten into the campaign again today, boy can I echo the same sentiment of best action game. It's so much fun, and there's a lot to explore and unlock if you like exploring every nook and cranny. I just got warped to hell.

Played a bit of the most recent DLC and got a few of the achievements. Tried finding a match in the DLC playlist to no avail - I'm assuming the player base isn't that high right now. Hopefully next weekend and after Christmas it jumps up again.

The newest DLC will be called bloodfall, though no trailer or release date yet. Next weekend is another double xp weekend, with a new update dropping dec. 7th. Infernal run will have teams fight to carry the eye (ball) to the opponents goal to score. MP with bots will be available, as well as the Doom armor unlockable.

#16525117 Deal Alerts

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 28 November 2016 - 01:01 PM

Here's hoping this is better than their Black Friday deals...

#16524956 The Magmoor Hot Tub

Posted by gamerman99 GameBoy on 15 November 2016 - 02:52 PM

I did chuckle at your stories for the first 2 chicks plant. And yeah, anyone that didn't grow up with American humor & sarcasm often doesn't get it. Congrats on having her with you at Thanksgiving! Sounds like some good stuff in the works.