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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited May 2023
    I don’t know if Alan Wake II will be good or not, but it doesn’t look like Remedy is lowering expectations.



    There’s more to a game than looks, but they seem sure on that point at least.

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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Well Infinite Warfare was on a deep sale on Xbox and I finally talked myself into it. Especially because the opinion of "It's the Call of Duty Campaign for people who don't like Call of Duty campaigns" really pushed me over the edge.

    I enjoyed Infinite Warfare. (That's the one with Jon Snow right?)

    I don't know that I'd describe it that way. Though admittedly I hadn't played a CoD since the first Black Ops and haven't played one since IW.

    Sooooooooo glad MGS and DD2 are coming to Xbox.

    I have now played it. This is the least Call of Duty game that bears the name I have ever played. It has the things I generally like about CoD without all the things I grew to hate. Plus space battles, interesting mechanics and even side missions I can choose to do from my Spaceship?

    I have never ever been happier with the fact I talked myself into something than now.

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    BRIAN BLESSEDBRIAN BLESSED Maybe you aren't SPEAKING LOUDLY ENOUGHHH Registered User regular
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Well Infinite Warfare was on a deep sale on Xbox and I finally talked myself into it. Especially because the opinion of "It's the Call of Duty Campaign for people who don't like Call of Duty campaigns" really pushed me over the edge.

    I enjoyed Infinite Warfare. (That's the one with Jon Snow right?)

    I don't know that I'd describe it that way. Though admittedly I hadn't played a CoD since the first Black Ops and haven't played one since IW.

    Sooooooooo glad MGS and DD2 are coming to Xbox.

    I have now played it. This is the least Call of Duty game that bears the name I have ever played. It has the things I generally like about CoD without all the things I grew to hate. Plus space battles, interesting mechanics and even side missions I can choose to do from my Spaceship?

    I have never ever been happier with the fact I talked myself into something than now.

    As someone who cares about the campaigns of Call of Duty far more than pretty much any regular human being should, I personally rate Infinite Warfare as the best Call of Duty story told since CoD4 in the early 2000s.

    I could write a whole essay about the things I love about that game. The depictions of the terrors of space. The commitment to specific gameplay gimmicks that aren't thrown away after a single set piece. The non-linearity. And above all else, this really unexpected drive of the script to portray its cast (well, the protagonists anyway) as characters that feel like they have actual aspirations and backstories. Or at least, thoughts and feelings past being just a bunch of action figures the developers bump into each other between explosions.
    There's a sense of starry-eyed brotherhood and sacrifice that kind of evokes the vintage Call of Duty games of old. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer found that magic again for the briefest moment, but it's been kinda lost again since then.

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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    edited May 2023
    This is really great. I have been looking at it for weeks and decided to just give it a go. Very fun so far and I feel someone just enjoyed making this game a lot.

    Oddly the hub ship is something I really enjoy. It doesn't take long buy really reinforces this is my ship and I can hang out looking at files on my computer for as long as I want.

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Well Infinite Warfare was on a deep sale on Xbox and I finally talked myself into it. Especially because the opinion of "It's the Call of Duty Campaign for people who don't like Call of Duty campaigns" really pushed me over the edge.

    I enjoyed Infinite Warfare. (That's the one with Jon Snow right?)

    I don't know that I'd describe it that way. Though admittedly I hadn't played a CoD since the first Black Ops and haven't played one since IW.

    Sooooooooo glad MGS and DD2 are coming to Xbox.

    I have now played it. This is the least Call of Duty game that bears the name I have ever played. It has the things I generally like about CoD without all the things I grew to hate. Plus space battles, interesting mechanics and even side missions I can choose to do from my Spaceship?

    I have never ever been happier with the fact I talked myself into something than now.

    As someone who cares about the campaigns of Call of Duty far more than pretty much any regular human being should, I personally rate Infinite Warfare as the best Call of Duty story told since CoD4 in the early 2000s.

    I could write a whole essay about the things I love about that game. The depictions of the terrors of space. The commitment to specific gameplay gimmicks that aren't thrown away after a single set piece. The non-linearity. And above all else, this really unexpected drive of the script to portray its cast (well, the protagonists anyway) as characters that feel like they have actual aspirations and backstories. Or at least, thoughts and feelings past being just a bunch of action figures the developers bump into each other between explosions.
    There's a sense of starry-eyed brotherhood and sacrifice that kind of evokes the vintage Call of Duty games of old. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer found that magic again for the briefest moment, but it's been kinda lost again since then.

    Having Kit Harrington as King of Mars was a lot of stupid fun, and I mean that in a complimentary fashion. It was not my game--Infinite Warfare still suffered the problem of being too reliant on "oh my god, look at this set piece!" level design while not bringing as much to the table on what was a strong foundational first-person shooter, but that in of itself isn't a great argument over playing it over a lot of other shooters as polished or better.

    But my previous complaints about absurd and outright offensive levels of politically-acceptable bigotry and racism in the franchise are appreciably absent. You just fight big bad Martian dudes, because you're a very bad dude yourself.

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    ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Its small potatoes but I'm glad that the Cat Quest guys have done well enough to keep making more. Those games are charming and fun, and great for multiplayer with kids.

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    Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Aegeri wrote: »
    This is really great. I have been looking at it for weeks and decided to just give it a go. Very fun so far and I feel someone just enjoyed making this game a lot.

    Oddly the hub ship is something I really enjoy. It doesn't take long buy really reinforces this is my ship and I can hang out looking at files on my computer for as long as I want.

    I'll admit I hadn't played it since it came out and in retrospect a bunch of other games also came out (Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1) around the same time so it didn't get my focus, I just recall enjoying it. I had completely forgotten about the ship stuff and ultimately Titanfall 2 completely eclipsed IW for me. Time to replay it!

    I was that weirdo who thought the best part of Halo Reach was the space combat.

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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    Its small potatoes but I'm glad that the Cat Quest guys have done well enough to keep making more. Those games are charming and fun, and great for multiplayer with kids.

    I own Cat Quest and Cat Quest II.

    They are quite cute and full of puns.

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    BRIAN BLESSEDBRIAN BLESSED Maybe you aren't SPEAKING LOUDLY ENOUGHHH Registered User regular
    edited May 2023
    Aegeri wrote: »
    This is really great. I have been looking at it for weeks and decided to just give it a go. Very fun so far and I feel someone just enjoyed making this game a lot.

    Oddly the hub ship is something I really enjoy. It doesn't take long buy really reinforces this is my ship and I can hang out looking at files on my computer for as long as I want.

    I'll admit I hadn't played it since it came out and in retrospect a bunch of other games also came out (Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1) around the same time so it didn't get my focus, I just recall enjoying it. I had completely forgotten about the ship stuff and ultimately Titanfall 2 completely eclipsed IW for me. Time to replay it!

    I was that weirdo who thought the best part of Halo Reach was the space combat.

    2016 was an absolutely stacked year for shooters including the aforementioned along with Overwatch and DOOM 2016, so between those and Titanfall 2 being the greatest FPS ever made I don't begrudge anyone who ignored the literally most-disliked videogame on YouTube lol

    It's just funny how that all turned out in the greater scheme of things
    Aegeri wrote: »
    This is really great. I have been looking at it for weeks and decided to just give it a go. Very fun so far and I feel someone just enjoyed making this game a lot.

    Oddly the hub ship is something I really enjoy. It doesn't take long buy really reinforces this is my ship and I can hang out looking at files on my computer for as long as I want.

    It also gives this sense of ownership and place that a lot of other campaigns just don't have. Almost every other one is so concerned with globetrotting with no space in between to breathe, that having even the briefest of sanctioned quiet moments to learn more about your recurring characters does wonders for caring about the cast.

    The game is also notable for having a writer-director credit by way of Brian Bloom, who is also incidentally the main character (and is also known for his roles in Dragon Age and Wolfenstein). He really nails the casual military lingo that you might hear from a daytime military melodrama show in a way that just sounds a little more naturalistic than you get from some of the other hard-edged modern warfare types

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    Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Aegeri wrote: »
    This is really great. I have been looking at it for weeks and decided to just give it a go. Very fun so far and I feel someone just enjoyed making this game a lot.

    Oddly the hub ship is something I really enjoy. It doesn't take long buy really reinforces this is my ship and I can hang out looking at files on my computer for as long as I want.

    I'll admit I hadn't played it since it came out and in retrospect a bunch of other games also came out (Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1) around the same time so it didn't get my focus, I just recall enjoying it. I had completely forgotten about the ship stuff and ultimately Titanfall 2 completely eclipsed IW for me. Time to replay it!

    I was that weirdo who thought the best part of Halo Reach was the space combat.

    2016 was an absolutely stacked year for shooters including the aforementioned along with Overwatch and DOOM 2016, so between those and Titanfall 2 being the greatest FPS ever made I don't begrudge anyone who ignored the literally most-disliked videogame on YouTube lol

    It's just funny how that all turned out in the greater scheme of things

    Unassailable, objective facts here. So sad Apex Legends gobbled up all the possibility of a Titanfall 3.

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    tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Well Infinite Warfare was on a deep sale on Xbox and I finally talked myself into it. Especially because the opinion of "It's the Call of Duty Campaign for people who don't like Call of Duty campaigns" really pushed me over the edge.

    I enjoyed Infinite Warfare. (That's the one with Jon Snow right?)

    I don't know that I'd describe it that way. Though admittedly I hadn't played a CoD since the first Black Ops and haven't played one since IW.

    Sooooooooo glad MGS and DD2 are coming to Xbox.

    I have now played it. This is the least Call of Duty game that bears the name I have ever played. It has the things I generally like about CoD without all the things I grew to hate. Plus space battles, interesting mechanics and even side missions I can choose to do from my Spaceship?

    I have never ever been happier with the fact I talked myself into something than now.

    As someone who cares about the campaigns of Call of Duty far more than pretty much any regular human being should, I personally rate Infinite Warfare as the best Call of Duty story told since CoD4 in the early 2000s.

    I could write a whole essay about the things I love about that game. The depictions of the terrors of space. The commitment to specific gameplay gimmicks that aren't thrown away after a single set piece. The non-linearity. And above all else, this really unexpected drive of the script to portray its cast (well, the protagonists anyway) as characters that feel like they have actual aspirations and backstories. Or at least, thoughts and feelings past being just a bunch of action figures the developers bump into each other between explosions.
    There's a sense of starry-eyed brotherhood and sacrifice that kind of evokes the vintage Call of Duty games of old. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer found that magic again for the briefest moment, but it's been kinda lost again since then.

    Talk like this might just make me want to buy it and simply misdirect when asked if I ever played a CoD game. :p

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    I said I was playing playing the greatest FPS campaign ever made when I was playing TF2, but in the back of my head I was wondering if it’s recency bias and I’d be saying that the next year and again after that. But no, it’s still the greatest.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    My mind immediately jumped to "Team Fortress 2" when I read TF2 and I was very confused.

    Don't worry, I figured it out.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    My wife has officially joined team xbox. I knew when she went heavy on playing the switch it was only time.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    RaynagaRaynaga Registered User regular
    I literally came here to post that exact article. May explain a lot.

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Nosf wrote: »

    On one hand, this sounds almost too ridiculous to be true, and is borderline doxxing (granted, it's doxxing an influential senior government bureaucrat, and not some poor kid or underpaid PR person whose going to get death threats from ResetEra or something).

    On the other hand, if it turned out to be true, that would be comedically predictable. You couldn't write something so predictable. When (or if, but I assume when) Microsoft did their own silly little video doc on the Activision-Blizzard acquisition, this would be the part accompanied by over the top dramatic music.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Good ole home cooking. Wonder if that'll hurt negotiations.

    I also kind of laughed at the bias in the article.

    The UK CMA is well-known for its incompetence and ignorance when it comes to technology deals, having previously been defeated by Apple and other firms for its overreaching claims. Many decisions by the CMA in the past have demonstrably harmed investment in the UK market, potentially reducing innovation and jobs in a region desperately in need of it.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited May 2023
    Yeah, it's pretty hilarious--that's "BBC covering Iraqi weapons inspections in 2003" level of agenda bias, lol.

    WindowsCentral, for those who are unfamiliar, have a very long reputation for shitting all over Microsoft (and a lesser extent Xbox) at the first sign of something they don't like, but it's pretty clear they're angry at the CMA here.

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    NitsuaNitsua Gloucester, VARegistered User regular
    I wonder if this news would give legal grounds for Microsoft to sue (or the British equivalent) for them to reconsider the merger with a different team going over it. That’s a blatant conflict of interest, if true.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Nitsua wrote: »
    I wonder if this news would give legal grounds for Microsoft to sue (or the British equivalent) for them to reconsider the merger with a different team going over it. That’s a blatant conflict of interest, if true.

    I'd say in an honest government org it should, but seeing how this is the post brexit UK. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAH

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited May 2023
    Preacher wrote: »
    Nitsua wrote: »
    I wonder if this news would give legal grounds for Microsoft to sue (or the British equivalent) for them to reconsider the merger with a different team going over it. That’s a blatant conflict of interest, if true.

    I'd say in an honest government org it should, but seeing how this is the post brexit UK. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAH

    Ah yes, the institution of British government, famous for its honesty and integrity during its membership in the European Union. :lol:

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Nitsua wrote: »
    I wonder if this news would give legal grounds for Microsoft to sue (or the British equivalent) for them to reconsider the merger with a different team going over it. That’s a blatant conflict of interest, if true.

    I'd say in an honest government org it should, but seeing how this is the post brexit UK. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAH

    Ah yes, the institution of British government, famous for its honesty and integrity during it's membership in the European Union. :lol:

    True, but like post brexit the shit over there is even more looney.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    Tom Warren is a generally reliable reporter of all things involving Microsoft, so I’m inclined to take this view until there’s a compelling reason to believe otherwise.



    The executive vice president of the EC gave a speech about many things, including their clearance of the Microsoft-Activision case.

    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/SPEECH_23_2923
    An important finding was that the overall market share for Microsoft and Activision was generally low in Europe. It's only when you look at specific segments like ‘shooter games' that you get to above 20%. And for consoles, Sony sells about 4 times more PlayStations than Microsoft sells Xboxs.

    I want to see what the market share would look like with Nintendo included.

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    Warhammer Chaosbane is a pretty good ARPG so far, really fills the console Diablo hole. They gave the base game away on GwG awhile back but the the complete edition is also only $3.99 right now.

    No idea what endgame stuff is like but running around Nuln and Prague smiting Chaos as a Dwarf Slayer is good fun. Plus it's got a lot of nice fiddly bits to mess around with, feel like I have way more influence on how my character plays than I did in D3.

    Plus the slayer uses a chain axe as a massive grapple for his dodge and his armor models are just different tats, beards, and mohawks

    Just realized they're doing the dumb two different versions for the One and the X/S enhanced edition. The next gen version is still stupid cheap, just it's a whole different tile so don't be me and accidentally buy the wrong one.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    God I hate that is a thing.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    edited May 2023
    Preacher wrote: »
    God I hate that is a thing.

    Yar, it's pretty dumb. I just requested a refund online and I'll grab the enhanced edition. Apparently refunds have to be manually approved so hopefully that goes through quickish.

    Carpy on
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    BRIAN BLESSEDBRIAN BLESSED Maybe you aren't SPEAKING LOUDLY ENOUGHHH Registered User regular
    I'm guessing it depends on the reasoning applied, I once requested a refund on the online form because I got double charged and the refund went through overnight. Unexpectedly fast

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    And it's already approved, well ok then.

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    And it's already approved, well ok then.

    I would be very surprised if you didn't get it approved; I once bought the wrong version of Devil May Cry 5 on sale, and got my refund before the next day.

    Also, I'll be going to fan convention for the next few days, so I'll probably need to churn out a new OP as I won't have a better opportunity to do it over the weekend, in case some story breaks and there's 40 new posts in an afternoon.

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    tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    Ugh... so apparently because HBOMax is now just "Max" even though they're offering the same drastically cut down lineup, you have to download a new "Max" App? Could they not have just changed the logo and swapped some PNGs around? From what I can see, other than a new splash and some font changes it's the exact same app. >V

    It's not surprising that with 696 ratings on the app, 82% of them are 1 stars.

    the only good thing is it didn't make me log into the app... IDK that pass.

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    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    It's probably some legal thing that requires specific markers to note it as a separate thing from the previous edition. They could have just done an easy text/image swap/hotfix, but the contract requires a new submission or something.

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    edited May 2023
    And saves aren't cross edition. Probably should have seen that coming but fuck that's irritating


    Synthesis wrote: »
    Carpy wrote: »
    And it's already approved, well ok then.

    I would be very surprised if you didn't get it approved; I once bought the wrong version of Devil May Cry 5 on sale, and got my refund before the next day.
    ...

    Oh I wasn't worried about getting it, more surprised that it took less than 15 minutes

    Carpy on
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    tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    It's probably some legal thing that requires specific markers to note it as a separate thing from the previous edition. They could have just done an easy text/image swap/hotfix, but the contract requires a new submission or something.

    Probably, it also looks like they did some other nonsense with their packages which is probably the real source of those 1stars... My plan was switched to a "legacy ad-free" at the same rate. But apparently they want to charge 5 dollars more for ad-free 4k video (normal ad-free is 1080p for $15). So... I guess what they're saying is this isn't an account I should bother to maintain anymore if they try to force a change... Weird move, WBD.

    The quality of the captions seems worse somehow too. Can't really put my finger on what it is about them. Don't like them as much.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    Answering here, just so it doesn't risk getting lost and separated from context in the new thread.
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Aegeri wrote: »
    Well Infinite Warfare was on a deep sale on Xbox and I finally talked myself into it. Especially because the opinion of "It's the Call of Duty Campaign for people who don't like Call of Duty campaigns" really pushed me over the edge.

    I enjoyed Infinite Warfare. (That's the one with Jon Snow right?)

    I don't know that I'd describe it that way. Though admittedly I hadn't played a CoD since the first Black Ops and haven't played one since IW.

    Sooooooooo glad MGS and DD2 are coming to Xbox.

    I have now played it. This is the least Call of Duty game that bears the name I have ever played. It has the things I generally like about CoD without all the things I grew to hate. Plus space battles, interesting mechanics and even side missions I can choose to do from my Spaceship?

    I have never ever been happier with the fact I talked myself into something than now.

    As someone who cares about the campaigns of Call of Duty far more than pretty much any regular human being should, I personally rate Infinite Warfare as the best Call of Duty story told since CoD4 in the early 2000s.

    I could write a whole essay about the things I love about that game. The depictions of the terrors of space. The commitment to specific gameplay gimmicks that aren't thrown away after a single set piece. The non-linearity. And above all else, this really unexpected drive of the script to portray its cast (well, the protagonists anyway) as characters that feel like they have actual aspirations and backstories. Or at least, thoughts and feelings past being just a bunch of action figures the developers bump into each other between explosions.
    There's a sense of starry-eyed brotherhood and sacrifice that kind of evokes the vintage Call of Duty games of old. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer found that magic again for the briefest moment, but it's been kinda lost again since then.

    Talk like this might just make me want to buy it and simply misdirect when asked if I ever played a CoD game. :p

    Yeah, I'm convinced to try it... though I'll probably buy used, because I'm not buying anything that Activision gets directly right now.

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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    It was on sale for like $35 NZ for me, so that must be basically kumquats in US dollars equivalently. I have had a rollicking good time with it and once I finish the excellent campaign, I'll just play something else.

    But I am satisfied and I know at some point the allure of space pew pew might draw me back in for a veteran run through.

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