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Born Again

October 23, 2019 by Tim


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ReaverRogue
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ReaverRogue

Oh how I wish I could say this was even a mildly difficult wank.

Bwauder
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Bwauder

In this age of marketing hype and promised release dates overruling quality programming & play/bug testing to ensure an epic product, its a wonder anyone gets hopeful instead of hunkering down and waiting for the bombs to drop.

Jack Bean
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Jack Bean

Frankly, this. I mean… there are some companies I trust MORE than others to deliver on their promises… or at least deliver closely enough that I can accept it.
But as time has gone on… we’ve seen more and more disaster releases. Under-releases, buggy messes, outright lies, etc. So as much as it SOUNDS like I’m gonna like this game… I’m waiting until launch and read more informal reviews to make my decision.
The only game I really see myself pre-ordering now is Cyberpunk… but even THAT I haven’t made the final decision on.

Kenju
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Kenju

As you said though, there *are* companies that deliver on their promise. Look at how great Capcom has been doing lately, and of course Atlas has a great track record. Sure there are plenty that…plenty that are bad, but enough quality still exists for people to have some form of hope.

Sinistro
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Sinistro

Blizzard, Bioware and Bethesda were trusted companies and look how far they have fallen.

Urazz
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Urazz

I only preorder games from companies I trust. Sadly, the only company I trust right now is CD Project Red. The rest are either unknown so I won’t preorder them or the rest have gone down the toilet in quality to the point that I no longer trust them and more inclined to not get their games anymore. Pretty much all the major video game companies (EA, Activision/Blizzard for example.) are in that category where I will not preorder games from them and am more likely to not buy a game from them period.

Dylan
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Dylan

And what exactly has Obsidian Entertainment ever done to make you distrust anything they might release? The best of the Modern Fallouts (New Vegas)? Pillars of Eternity? Tyranny? Heck, Kotor II was probably their “worst” release because of bugs and being rushed out by their producers, but even that probably had the better story over the original, as much as I loved Kotor. Obsidian is an A+ traditional RPG producer, ones who haven’t forgotten the important bits about what made those games great. I for one am looking forward to it. I can think of zero reason not to trust… Read more »

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Happily having other pressing financial concerns tends to take away that “Pre-Order NOW” decision and lets you sit back and get the popcorn for either the shitshow or all the awesome react videos.

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

I dont have to do either. Pre-Ordering is unnecessary. You can buy the game after it comes out. Usually, as cheap or cheaper.

Art
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Art

I’m still waiting for Borderlands 3 to drop in price…but I have to admit I have preordered Outer Worlds after watching acg on the YouTube.

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

Make this the new business standard instead of a suit and tie and watch the hilarity ensue.

Mike
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Mike

He is right that it flatters his body type 😀

Samuel G Alterio
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Samuel G Alterio

Honestly, the second I heard Outer Worlds was going to be on Game Pass on release I instantly lost hope given the last big releases for it were lacking content or promised features (Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2).
I’m still hoping for the best, but current info is starting to sound like a short game that’s not quite as open world as Fallout New Vegas.
I’m sure it’s going to leaps and bounds better then Fallout 76, but that’s still not saying a lot.

Casra
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Casra

I WANT to play the Outer Worlds, I do. But I wanna play it on my PC as I don’t have and updated Xbox or PS4. I won’t load epic store. ARGH. Meh, I’m still deep into Days Gone to be honest, the gameplay isn’t all that but the story has greatly intrigued me.

Zaphric
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Zaphric

Last I heard, you can also get it on the Microsoft store. Epic isn’t the only option for this one.

Samuel G Alterio
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Samuel G Alterio

I can’t do EGS or the MS store, running Linux Mint in the gaming PC. Win10 wasn’t playing nice with my PC so it had to go.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Is Fallout76 still operational anyways?

Bwauder
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Bwauder

76 is still running, and a similar story to alot of the other games mentioned, fixes over time have made it more playable even as the community shrinks.
A big BUT is the new update, Fallout 1st, gives private servers, extra in game gear etc for a monthly/annual chunk of real $.
After the BS that anyone who got in early or is still playing has put up with it may be a final straw to break many camels backs.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Wow that’s somehow even worse than Rust then.

They should have gone the Rust route and allowed users to fix their game pro-bono in the Private servers.

Basically what people have been doing for the Fallout Franchise since it went 3D.

Pulse
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Pulse

wow….broke up with fallout that badly

Leon
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Leon

He looks ready to be sacrificed to the beast………

Leon
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Leon

Next is the part where Perseus swoops down, and saves him from Poseidon’s sea monster

Timothy
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Timothy

I don’t get it, why can’t he wear white?

Deaks
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Deaks

Old trope about not wearing a white bridal gown if it’s not the bride’s first wedding

Timothy
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Timothy

Thought you couldn’t wear a white bridal gown if you weren’t a virgin, not the weather you were married before?

Bakhtosh
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Bakhtosh

If you’ve never been married, of COURSE you’re still a virgin. Pre-marital sex is a sin. Besides who’s going to stand up and say, “she’s not a virgin! I had sex with her.” Then you’re both in trouble.

HonoredMule
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HonoredMule

Ah, purity, the standard of the puerile. 😛

Timothy
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Timothy

Riiiight

Glen
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Glen

Well I’ve been dating since ET came out and if there is one thing I have learned it’s never go out on a blind date. I wanted to get Fallout 76 on release but history made me wait. I picked it up this last June (my 50th birthday) and so I missed the nasty breaking in period. Same with most games, I wait till we both know each other before taking it to the next level. The Frozen Wilds DLC was released before I picked up Zero Dawn. At my age you don’t want a virgin, you want someone stable… Read more »

KitsuneDragoon
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KitsuneDragoon

Preferably, you want someone stable and without STD’s… Which is where the virgin part comes in, among other things.

Ben
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Ben

KOTOR 2. Alpha Protocol. New Vegas. Every time they try to make a large project, three things are true: 1) I get really excited about the concept 2) They put together an interesting story, innovative gameplay concepts, and lay all the groundwork for a well-written and well-designed game 3) The game is released with so many bugs, glitches, and technical ineptitude that it borders on being unplayable even after years of release and numerous patches, mostly released by fans. Seriously, the average Obsidian title- after it’s been out for a year and been patched a bit- is still so glitched… Read more »

Casi
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Casi

Using New Vegas and KotOR 2 as examples of Obsidian being a bad developer is disingenuous. Both New Vegas and KotOR were rushed jobs on engines that Obsidian did not have experience with, as well as the IP owners having much more control over the development of the games. You have to take into account the outside forces on the development cycle of these games. New Vegas was made in 18 months. Considering the sheer size of the game, the fact that it was even remotely playable at launch is insane. You also have to remember, Obsidian was using Gambryo,… Read more »

Yohoho
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Yohoho

You mean in this timeline, Ethan isn’t married to Windows XP?!

Christopher
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Christopher

I’m surprised you’re the only one to bring this up! It’s the first thing I thought of.

Taylan Ertan
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Taylan Ertan

Well I will wait for Steam release non-the-less. I don’t trust Day 1 releases anymore to work properly. Not to mention I will not touch Epic Store AT ALL.

Steve
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Steve

After reading all these comments I’m sad. I’m sad that the gaming community at large has become so jaded that they can’t get excited about anything anymore and if you -DO- get excited about something you’re immediately blasted for being naive and optimistic.

I can understand being jaded. It’s just a sad state to be in.

Samuel G Alterio
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Samuel G Alterio

I’m thrilled you can still get excited over a new release. Seriously, good for you.
I just can’t anymore. Everything I look forward to winds up bring a buggy mess. I’d rather these companies actually finish their games instead of push out with a “We’ll finish it later” mentality.

Theoni
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Theoni

I have dodgy eyes.
I didn’t read that as PLUCKED…..

Alex
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Alex

Funny enough New vegas was by far my most played game in 360 and most played fallout game with FO2 being a close second. Now Outerworld is coming to teach bethesda a lesson oh right and i supposed Fallout 4 is in 3rd place i liked the GAMEPLAY in FO4 a lot but the writing and character were so so.

Diamond655
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Diamond655

Ethan’s rockin’ the dress, though, tbh. (And yes, I’m being serious about this.)

Harold
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Harold

Even more so now that there is an annual/monthly subscription for features and fixes

phLOx
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phLOx

I say this with all due respect, but you gots a perdy mouth, boy.