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  • GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    Didn't the game also tack on a much more aggressive monetisation than their previous titles, but only after it went out of early access?

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular

    Enigmatic survival MMO The Day Before was set for release on March 1st, but devs Fntastic have announced that it’s slipping to November 10th due to trademark concerns. In the latest unusual twist in The Day Before's development, Fntastic shared a statement explaining the delay that credits it to a US trademark filing that the company overlooked. Oddly, The Day Before’s store page also seems to have disappeared from Steam within the past day

    That does mean there’ll be a delay before The Day Before, a game we've seen essentially nothing of that's worked on by paid and unpaid volunteers, sees the light of day. Fntastic said they wanted to ensure they “release the best game possible”, which I reckon means they still want to call The Day Before, though replies to their tweet are more... incredulous. The trademark concerns mean that a reveal of unedited footage of the game in action, announced for later this month, won't go ahead in the short term. “For the gameplay video, we will consult with lawyers first, and then we can publish it,” Fntastic said in a follow-up tweet.

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/steam-wishlist-hit-the-day-befores-been-delayed-and-its-store-page-removed

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AO280Mbchjg

    this video was released a few weeks back, doesn't really show much though



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  • AvalonGuardAvalonGuard Registered User regular
    “Paid and unpaid volunteers?”

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Earlier this week, an update to Fntastic’s website revealed that “Fntastic’s culture is based on the idea of volunteering. This means that every Fntastic member is a volunteer.”

    The website went on to explain that while “full-time volunteers” are essentially paid workers, “part-time volunteers” are unpaid developers that are instead given “cool rewards, participation certificates, and free codes” for their work.

    Fntastic spoke to Eurogamer and said that “essentially, the word ‘volunteer’ comes from the Latin word ‘voluntarius’, meaning ‘willing’ or ‘of one’s own choice’.”

    “Anyone who is open to life can become a volunteer with Fntastic, and there are two types of volunteers,” they continued. “Today we have over 100 full-time internal volunteers (employees) from Singapore, Russia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Ukraine, Finland, Kazakhstan, and Belarus who work as engineers, artists, HR professionals, etc. We also have 40 external US and worldwide volunteers (supporters) who help with testing and reviewing our products at a very early stage.”

    https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/the-day-before-developer-defends-use-of-unpaid-volunteers-3258652

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Ikonei Island just got a multiplayer update. It's a very cute, fun game about restoring an island from naughty slimes

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I have been playing a bit of Genshin impact

    Seems kinda fun

    a little grindy though for sure

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    I have been playing a bit of Genshin impact

    Seems kinda fun

    a little grindy though for sure

    i am too! send me your UID and I will invade your world and bonk your slimes

  • AvalonGuardAvalonGuard Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Earlier this week, an update to Fntastic’s website revealed that “Fntastic’s culture is based on the idea of volunteering. This means that every Fntastic member is a volunteer.”

    The website went on to explain that while “full-time volunteers” are essentially paid workers, “part-time volunteers” are unpaid developers that are instead given “cool rewards, participation certificates, and free codes” for their work.

    Fntastic spoke to Eurogamer and said that “essentially, the word ‘volunteer’ comes from the Latin word ‘voluntarius’, meaning ‘willing’ or ‘of one’s own choice’.”

    “Anyone who is open to life can become a volunteer with Fntastic, and there are two types of volunteers,” they continued. “Today we have over 100 full-time internal volunteers (employees) from Singapore, Russia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Ukraine, Finland, Kazakhstan, and Belarus who work as engineers, artists, HR professionals, etc. We also have 40 external US and worldwide volunteers (supporters) who help with testing and reviewing our products at a very early stage.”

    https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/the-day-before-developer-defends-use-of-unpaid-volunteers-3258652

    Fucking grotesque.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Earlier this week, an update to Fntastic’s website revealed that “Fntastic’s culture is based on the idea of volunteering. This means that every Fntastic member is a volunteer.”

    The website went on to explain that while “full-time volunteers” are essentially paid workers, “part-time volunteers” are unpaid developers that are instead given “cool rewards, participation certificates, and free codes” for their work.

    Fntastic spoke to Eurogamer and said that “essentially, the word ‘volunteer’ comes from the Latin word ‘voluntarius’, meaning ‘willing’ or ‘of one’s own choice’.”

    “Anyone who is open to life can become a volunteer with Fntastic, and there are two types of volunteers,” they continued. “Today we have over 100 full-time internal volunteers (employees) from Singapore, Russia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Ukraine, Finland, Kazakhstan, and Belarus who work as engineers, artists, HR professionals, etc. We also have 40 external US and worldwide volunteers (supporters) who help with testing and reviewing our products at a very early stage.”

    https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/the-day-before-developer-defends-use-of-unpaid-volunteers-3258652

    Fucking grotesque.

    Is this one of those ways where they don't say 'employee' so they can avoid providing any kind of benefits?

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    Finally a better option than employing a ton of "independent contractors"

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  • AvalonGuardAvalonGuard Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    Earlier this week, an update to Fntastic’s website revealed that “Fntastic’s culture is based on the idea of volunteering. This means that every Fntastic member is a volunteer.”

    The website went on to explain that while “full-time volunteers” are essentially paid workers, “part-time volunteers” are unpaid developers that are instead given “cool rewards, participation certificates, and free codes” for their work.

    Fntastic spoke to Eurogamer and said that “essentially, the word ‘volunteer’ comes from the Latin word ‘voluntarius’, meaning ‘willing’ or ‘of one’s own choice’.”

    “Anyone who is open to life can become a volunteer with Fntastic, and there are two types of volunteers,” they continued. “Today we have over 100 full-time internal volunteers (employees) from Singapore, Russia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Ukraine, Finland, Kazakhstan, and Belarus who work as engineers, artists, HR professionals, etc. We also have 40 external US and worldwide volunteers (supporters) who help with testing and reviewing our products at a very early stage.”

    https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/the-day-before-developer-defends-use-of-unpaid-volunteers-3258652

    Fucking grotesque.

    Is this one of those ways where they don't say 'employee' so they can avoid providing any kind of benefits?

    The paid “volunteer” thing might be how places like Walmart call their employees “associates”. Still subject to laws and shit, but transparently attempting to appeal to egos to turn employee attitudes away from guillotines.

    Everything about this is infuriating, sickening.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited January 25
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr-_j1miLzY
    In Handyman Corporation you become the owner of a business where you handle a variety of jobs in cleaning, maintenance, design, and construction. Accept contracts, play minigames to perform every task required. Then expand your company – buy spare parts, tools, train skills, and manage
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    Harness the almighty powers of god-like Warriors, Clerics, and Mages, with a unique style that mashes a Medieval-inspired setting, Fantastical items and abilities…and…EVEN POWERFUL ROBOTS! Master siege weapons and cataclysmic spells to control the battlefield and destroy the enemy's core!
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    Forspoken follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes and battle monstrous creatures.
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    Become a Ghost, fighting against a rogue spec ops faction called the Wolves, in the latest Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®!
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    Begin your journey to become a mighty samurai mage! In a blend of adventure, strategy and deckbuilding gameplay, choose how you will follow the way of the Mahoken. Explore the Celestial Islands, build your deck, battle challenging demons, and protect the land from the forces of corruption.
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    Brolo on
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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Ubisoft is re-releasing a bunch of their games on steam, hence ghost recon breakpoint

    as always, a note about Ubisoft:
    Shortly after Valerie arrived at Ubisoft Montreal in 2018, home to the hit Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed franchises, she says she was sexually harassed and the victim of racist remarks. She reported the incidents, but says nothing was done. The harassment happened again last year, only this time she hoped the company, then in the midst of a very public reckoning with accusations of sexual misconduct and the failure of its workplace culture, might respond differently. But after filing complaints through multiple reporting tools and completing half a dozen interviews with supervisors and HR managers, Valerie never received a resolution to her case. Earlier this year, she decided to resign.

    “I wish that I could have continued my Ubisoft journey, but I was really affected by all the harassment, discriminaton, and toxicity I encountered and how it was handled,” she told Kotaku in an interview. “I really hope that the situation will get better for Ubisoft, but they are not there yet.”

    https://kotaku.com/despite-filing-harassment-reports-employees-say-ubisof-1847907748

    they continue to be mired in shit from their corporate leadership

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Earlier this week, an update to Fntastic’s website revealed that “Fntastic’s culture is based on the idea of volunteering. This means that every Fntastic member is a volunteer.”

    The website went on to explain that while “full-time volunteers” are essentially paid workers, “part-time volunteers” are unpaid developers that are instead given “cool rewards, participation certificates, and free codes” for their work.

    Fntastic spoke to Eurogamer and said that “essentially, the word ‘volunteer’ comes from the Latin word ‘voluntarius’, meaning ‘willing’ or ‘of one’s own choice’.”

    “Anyone who is open to life can become a volunteer with Fntastic, and there are two types of volunteers,” they continued. “Today we have over 100 full-time internal volunteers (employees) from Singapore, Russia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Ukraine, Finland, Kazakhstan, and Belarus who work as engineers, artists, HR professionals, etc. We also have 40 external US and worldwide volunteers (supporters) who help with testing and reviewing our products at a very early stage.”

    https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/the-day-before-developer-defends-use-of-unpaid-volunteers-3258652

    Fucking grotesque.
    to be fair, it's entirely possible these people are fictitious

  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Put NZ in that list, cowards

    Ideas hate it when you anthropomorphize them
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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Put NZ in that list, cowards

    but no one lives in NZ it's just full of sheep

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  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    But wouldn’t nz have the same time as Sydney?

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    But wouldn’t nz have the same time as Sydney?

    NZ is two hours ahead

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  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    They’ve basically gone out of their way to say “this is just like forza, red fall and elder scrolls online stuff so don’t get too excited”, so I’m not anticipating much

  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    But wouldn’t nz have the same time as Sydney?

    NZers want to know your location

    (So that can murder you).

    More seriously: We're GMT+12, first country to see the sunrise etc, superior future people who demand your fealty

    Ideas hate it when you anthropomorphize them
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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    But wouldn’t nz have the same time as Sydney?

    NZers want to know your location

    (So that can murder you).

    More seriously: We're GMT+12, first country to see the sunrise etc, superior future people who demand your fealty

    So all my day's problems are your fault, then.

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    asofyeun wrote: »
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    What's up with Darktide? I played a couple rounds with my friend at release and it was fun.

    fatshark released an incomplete game, more or less

    it crashes a lot, the crafting system wasn't implemented, the loot system is not good, the penances (achievements) are not great, it crashes a lot, endgame content is pretty thin, veteran seems like its the superior class in most respects

    it reminded me of the anthem release - the core gameplay is pretty fun! everything around it sucks, though. give it 6 months to a year and it'll probably be good then

    It didn't have private lobbies till recently either. So I hope you like playing with pubs. There's the IPv6 issues and so many more. There are folks in the darktide thread who still can't even play the game due to an error.

    Problem is, that's kind of Fatshark's MO. They are easily in the tier of "wait a year to sort out problems and buy on deep discount". The only way I figure they survive is by working with IP's folks love, so you get earlier adopters. I'd imagine if they tried to make their own IP for a game (like Anthem), it would fail hard.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I haven't really checked in on Darktide much at all, but I know when it released they put out an announcement saying they were in the process of overhauling the UI

    And that felt like a good indication of how hot that game was coming in

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    lol I tried to switch forspoken demo to normal quality from low and it crashed

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  • WheatBun01WheatBun01 Face It, Tiger Registered User regular
    the biggest issue with darktide atm is you can see everything the game has to offer in about 5 hours including ... every single mission, which is just not a good place to be for a game designed around being played for triple digit hour counts

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited January 25
    Prohass wrote: »
    They’ve basically gone out of their way to say “this is just like forza, red fall and elder scrolls online stuff so don’t get too excited”, so I’m not anticipating much

    Hearing the Giant Bomb folks compare Redfall to Far Cry 2 took the game from "don't care" straight to "holy shit put it in my veins" immediately.

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  • Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    The only Arkane games I've actually beaten are Dishonored (minus the last DLC chapter) and The Fantastic Journey of Magic Boy and His Mighty Boot (Dark Messiah) but I do hope Redfall does well for them. I'd hate for "a studio that produces primarily single player experiences dies after the parent company asks them to make a multiplayer flop" to happen to them.

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  • I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    https://youtu.be/s9aCwCKgkLo

    People Make Games interview valve employees to find out "Hey? What's the company actually fuckin' like?"

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  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    But wouldn’t nz have the same time as Sydney?

    NZers want to know your location

    (So that can murder you).

    More seriously: We're GMT+12, first country to see the sunrise etc,

    When I was there a while back, we went to East Cape to see exactly that:

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    https://youtu.be/s9aCwCKgkLo

    People Make Games interview valve employees to find out "Hey? What's the company actually fuckin' like?"

    A friend of mine worked for Valve for a good while, and while I’m not comfortable sharing any specific anecdotes, one recurring theme is that the hiring process is fucking bonkers in the worst possible way.

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    these people don't give a shit about power saving modes, they've got researchers/interns whoever that sit around brainstorming new things to get mad at on TV based on whatever headlines they can find and they madlibs their way to a viral video

    Small note: the new power mode is good!

    Before you basically had either “higher power, everything is updated in the background while the console sleeps and it wakes instantly” or “almost no power used, mostly no background updates while asleep, wake-up takes like 20 seconds”

    Now the low power setting allows more background updates, and they’re testing Active Hours so you can set when you want the console to wake instantly and when to use low power. It’s just a better situation overall!

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited January 25
    Tango Gameworks just announced their new game Hi-Fi Rush, and it's out TONIGHT and included on Game Pass




    Rhythm-based character action game/platformer with a rock soundtrack

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    The Xbox direct thing is going on
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Et8r1413Y

    A new game from Tango Gameworks was announced, called Hi-fi Rush. I had the stream on mute for most of the segment, but it appears to be a Devil May Cry-style action game with some musical elements.

    It's out on Gamepass today.

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    JINX

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    You owe me a coke

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    Summary of the Xbox thing:
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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Hi fi Rush looks interesting. I'm excited to try it out since I have game pass and its out in a few hours?

    Redfall I'm really jonesing for another co-op pve experience and it looks like a dead island style open world shooter with rando loot. I'm down.

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

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Fig-D wrote: »
    The only Arkane games I've actually beaten are Dishonored (minus the last DLC chapter) and The Fantastic Journey of Magic Boy and His Mighty Boot (Dark Messiah) but I do hope Redfall does well for them. I'd hate for "a studio that produces primarily single player experiences dies after the parent company asks them to make a multiplayer flop" to happen to them.

    You should play Prey.

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  • asofyeunasofyeun Registered User regular
    that's an adorable robo-kitty and i want one

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