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Offline Ciupita

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Gaming News
« on: 08-08-2013, 19:08:52 »
I find we have need for a thread like this.

In this thread, post news from game industry, researches related to gaming and so on. If news are about particular game title, you should share it in that title's thread or make one, if it doesn't exist.

- News articles must contain link to source.
- Discussion about news is allowed in this thread
- When posting a new article, type headline with BIG BLUE TEXT to make it stand out from other discussion.
- If articles are in different language than English, please, provide a translation.

God my English is horrible.

I shall begin.

Video games should be made less addictive, say experts

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Video games are too addictive. That's according to researchers who think game-makers should make games less compelling, before the government is forced to step in and tackle addiction.

Around one in ten gamers are "pathological" players. In extreme cases, gamers are bashing buttons in sessions lasting 90 hours.

New research from experts at Cardiff, Derby and Nottingham Trent universities, published in the Addiction Research and Theory journal, identifies massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPGs) as being more conducive to addiction in players.

The problem with online role playing games like World of Warcraft is that they're open-ended and ongoing, as opposed to console and PC games that follow a story to an actual ending.

Many MMORPGs show messages warning players not to over-do it, but the researchers believe game developers and publishers need to go further and adjust "the structural features of the game design" to prevent players from getting so deeply absorbed.

Elements that could be changed include "the character development, rapid absorption rate and multi-player features, which could make them addictive and or problematic for some gamers."

The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) says there are measures in place to make sure players enjoy games safely, but admits that, "like anything enjoyable in life, some people play games excessively."

The researchers warn that if the problem is not tackled, the government could be forced to follow the example of China, where a time limit is imposed on games.

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Re: Gaming News
« Reply #1 on: 08-08-2013, 19:08:27 »
In other words games should be made worse. No thanks, I don't need a government to tell me how much should I (or anyone) play video games, because it's none of their fucking business. If someone plays non-stop for hours and then dies its their fault for being a fucking retard.


Good idea with this thread by the way :D.
« Last Edit: 08-08-2013, 19:08:04 by Musti »
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Re: Gaming News
« Reply #2 on: 08-08-2013, 20:08:45 »
Well some books are also addictive, make shitty books too!!

Religion also makes people die from hunger or kill each other ! Ban religion

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« Reply #3 on: 08-08-2013, 20:08:33 »
As much as I don't really like the idea, they do have a point. Today's games are too addictive! Especially when they're good... Or maybe not too addictive but definitely too time consuming - they make you grind for ages until you get to the "endgame".
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« Reply #4 on: 09-08-2013, 00:08:19 »
As much as I don't really like the idea, they do have a point. Today's games are too addictive! Especially when they're good... Or maybe not too addictive but definitely too time consuming - they make you grind for ages until you get to the "endgame".
Yeah, RTS's are about the only remaining genre that you can still just jump in and play; even most FPS's require grinding now. I've never found that much fun, let alone addicting, but can certainly approve removing unnecessarily time consuming elements.

The games that I've found truly addictive, like Civ or Hears of Iron, couldn't really be made less addictive without sacrificing entertainment value.
« Last Edit: 09-08-2013, 00:08:30 by Nerdsturm »

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Re: Gaming News
« Reply #5 on: 20-08-2013, 17:08:03 »
BF4 multiplayer trailer released

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_xaIv7Wo1A

And they already began to shove us the pre-orders. Preoder now, get DLC. Buy Premium and DICE promises 5 expansion packs + new content every 2 weeks



Watch intense and dramatic naval combat on swelling seas and stormy oceans

What a load of crap.This is BF3 + China -Russia+ Motortorpedo boats.
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« Reply #6 on: 20-08-2013, 17:08:14 »
So theres already expansion before the vanilla game is reased? Wow...  ::)

And my ears has just been raped - can sb pay me for this?  ???

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Re: Gaming News
« Reply #7 on: 20-08-2013, 18:08:43 »
I honestly love the looks of it, apart from the idea it will run full of 8 year old COD-cryboys. But all the rest looks so amazing, also the ships look so well done... but well, needs Origin so count me out  :'(
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« Reply #8 on: 20-08-2013, 18:08:52 »
gotta love all the cries about origin

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« Reply #9 on: 20-08-2013, 19:08:19 »


Wait till the price level is equal to the level of the game(looks like a nice 15$ title), buy it for cheaps, play around for a while, go back to some proper game like FH2.
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« Reply #10 on: 19-09-2013, 10:09:47 »
Steam Adding Option To Share And Borrow Games

RPS' article on Steam's recent announcement of the friend/family game sharing feature.

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Here’s something I never expected to say: Steam has stolen a feature from the Xbox One, and it’s really, really cool. Back before Microsoft cut the cord on that X-est of bones’ online requirement, it touted a family sharing program as one of the (few) perks that constant connectedness would bring. But then there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth about, well, everything else, so Microsoft packed up its whizzbang new toy and went home. The only real winners in that whole scenario? Us! Soon, we’ll be able to share our entire Steam libraries with up to ten people of our choosing.
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Re: Gaming News
« Reply #11 on: 21-09-2013, 09:09:10 »
Valve making 3 big announchments this week

http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/

Naturaly this is the announchment for steams living room version of video games...

But it says 3 announchments


Half life 3 confirmed??? [ ;D ;D
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« Reply #12 on: 21-09-2013, 09:09:19 »
Pretty damn hyped when I saw these news.
Steambox will definitely be announced, goes together with enhancing the living room experience. Also, they recently announced the upcoming possibility to share your steam-library with up to 10 people, a feature xbox withdrew.
D3?
I dare not hope for HL3, but its impossible not to get excited.

From what ive heard about the steambox, i will get it as soon as its released.
I see were you are trying to reach: "how can a 17 year old kid have such a thinking like this? why doesnt he wants to be like normal teens who whana get rich? and his plan actually makes sense, but is too damn revolutionary and good at the same time than is still doubthfull if it works..." - Damaso

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Re: Gaming News
« Reply #13 on: 21-09-2013, 12:09:34 »
PROJECT REALITY 2 IN THE MAKING

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Since its inception over 8 years ago, Project Reality has built a large, dedicated community which has watched the mod evolve from a single forum post into one of the most successful and decorated modifications of its time. As Project Reality has continued to grow and branch out onto multiple game engines, one question has been continuously asked; Will Project Reality ever produce an independent game?

Well, today we are pleased to finally answer that question. The Project Reality team is proud to officially announce that we are currently developing a completely standalone PC game, Project Reality 2!


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Re: Gaming News
« Reply #14 on: 21-09-2013, 12:09:43 »
Hasnt that been announced for ages now?