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My brother got it with his new GPU.
It's gorgeous and I like the tone and setting.
Unluckily I can not find it anywhere to buy.
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I expect it to be on Game Pass soon, just like several other EGS exclusives.

But yeah, I'm with Alexandros: I feel alienated by remedy with all their shitty exclusivity deals. I've enjoyed Quantum Break (which I got with Humble Monthly) a lot, but I don't feel the need to play Control. And because of EGS exclusivity, I probably never will.
I hate QB. Bought it on Steam during their first sale. I was bored to death.
Control seems to be very different. It's not linear, you are exploring a huge dungeon with many secrets and not just following linear corridors that bring you from one cut scene to another. I like that kind of level design, it is kind of similar to prey in that regard.
I like the s.c.p. foundation fan fiction so the game story resonates very well with me too.

I only played for an hour and played around with the settings. But I'd love the game to come out on game pass or any other pc platform tbh.
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It is? I had no idea.
I'll test it. By using my usb stick, lol
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Close the EGS launcher for better performance, you can't make this stuff up! lol. I wonder if it's checking for changes (to your Steam Library/Friends List) or online too aggressively?

I take it GamePass is not counted in NPD which is why Control didn't sell big numbers? Everyone seems to be playing it via some free service rather than buying it.
 
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Judging by the NPD results Control bombed horribly in the US at retail. Remedy's last three games (Alan Wake, Quantum Break, Control) were all exclusive to various platforms for some amount of time. This is how one of the best studios out there ends up without an audience.
Control is doubly exclusive, too. EGS only on PC, while patches seem to be PS4 exclusive for a while. Probably not the brightest idea if you want your game to sell well.
 

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Doctor Ironic

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I’m playing Control on Xbox and enjoying it but it really is Remedy at their most Remedy, so if you don’t dig their whole schtick you’ll be let down. The live action video is well implemented and not as jarring as Quantum Break’s weird live action TV show cutscenes. The combat has some cool powers to get creative with, but it’s really unrefined, and gets frustrating whenever they try and add much challenge to it. The Metroidvania stuff is cool, and the atmosphere has this cool creepy but never really outright scary vibe to it. Definitely the moodiest game I’ve played all year. It wears its nerd horror influences on its sleeve - it’s obviously mostly SCP Foundation, but there’s also some House of Leaves and Local 58 in there.

It’s worth a shot when it hits Steam. By then all the DLC will be out too, hopefully including the bonus stuff. Keeping track of what’s exclusive to what and who has what pre-order bonus for this game was a nightmare. Hate when publishers do that, but this is 505 Games, who also published Payday 2 - the biggest grift on Steam.
 

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I’m playing Control on Xbox and enjoying it but it really is Remedy at their most Remedy, so if you don’t dig their whole schtick you’ll be let down. The live action video is well implemented and not as jarring as Quantum Break’s weird live action TV show cutscenes. The combat has some cool powers to get creative with, but it’s really unrefined, and gets frustrating whenever they try and add much challenge to it. The Metroidvania stuff is cool, and the atmosphere has this cool creepy but never really outright scary vibe to it. Definitely the moodiest game I’ve played all year. It wears its nerd horror influences on its sleeve - it’s obviously mostly SCP Foundation, but there’s also some House of Leaves and Local 58 in there.

It’s worth a shot when it hits Steam. By then all the DLC will be out too, hopefully including the bonus stuff. Keeping track of what’s exclusive to what and who has what pre-order bonus for this game was a nightmare. Hate when publishers do that, but this is 505 Games, who also published Payday 2 - the biggest grift on Steam.
Are there any difficulty settings in the game?
 

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Are there any difficulty settings in the game?
There are not, sadly, so breezing through on Easy isn’t an option. A shame.

Oh, and I also want to say that no HDR - not even coming as an update - in a game this atmospheric is a reeeaaaalllll letdown.
 

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I tried Control and found it, well, eh. It does nothing new (that’s worthwhile) with either its writing or its gameplay, so it feels by the numbers.

And a good shooter either needs to do one or the other. Control’s shootbang is competent, but the added differentiation mechanics don’t really elevate it beyond ho hum, while I found the story largely unengaging - its setting, characters and plot overall kind of just there and not really speaking to me. I also found myself noticing the awful facial animations more than actually taking things in.

All that said, it’s not Remedy’s worst. That has to be Quantum Break - that game was just a chore.

Cross that with Gears 5, which I have been enjoying the shit out of. For that, as per Gears, the shootbang element is really enjoyable and they do things with the gameplay rote that spices it up.

I probably won’t bother grabbing Control once it hits Steam.
 

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I definitely need to try Gears 5, considering I did the mega-cheap Game Pass Ultimate exploit during E3. I hear nothing but great things even from fans who are totally jaded on the series.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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I figured something was up when i noticed that any thread about Epic degenerated into a stream of "Fix Fortnite" posts. I didn't realise it was still an issue, i don't play or follow Fortnite so i have no idea what's going on.
 
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I figured something was up when i noticed that any thread about Epic degenerated into a stream of "Fix Fortnite" posts. I didn't realise it was still an issue, i don't play or follow Fortnite so i have no idea what's going on.
Yeah I didn't know what was going on until yesterday either.

So apparently, they added a gigantic mech to the game that has very little reasonable counterplay:


Which apparently they admitted they added without any thought to its competitive integrity, just so kids can get easy Victory Royales. Presumably because a kid getting a Victory Royale makes them more likely to be hooked, stay around and get addicted to skins.

They also added this dumbass thing in one area where every 45 seconds or so, your character is forced to emote and dance around to a "Taco Time" song:


Anyways, it's not like its the end of the world or something for Fortnite. But I am enjoying seeing Epic have to scramble a little and hopefully waste more time and money to fix what they've created.
 
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Yeah I didn't know what was going on until yesterday either.

So apparently, they added a gigantic mech to the game that has very little reasonable counterplay:


Which apparently they admitted they added without any thought to its competitive integrity, just so kids can get easy Victory Royales. Presumably because a kid getting a Victory Royale makes them more likely to be hooked, stay around and get addicted to skins.

They also added this dumbass thing in one area where every 45 seconds or so, your character is forced to emote and dance around to a "Taco Time" song:


Anyways, it's not like its the end of the world or something for Fortnite. But I am enjoying seeing Epic have to scramble a little and hopefully waste more time and money to fix what they've created.
I have zero idea what is happening on those videos.
 

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I have zero idea what is happening on those videos.
As fas as I understand the situation. Epic added giant mechs into the game that are overpowered and can eliminate multiple groups of players with ease.
The usual tactic of jumping around like crazy, while building stuff doesn't help anymore. Screaming in high pitched noises on stream and being dressed like a clown also does not provide any kind of benefit, a huge problem for many Fortnite Streamers.
While a good approximation of mech vs human power, not fun for most people because of the random nature. Whoever finds a mech by luck is in a very powerful position and the remaining player-base turns into prey instead of equivalent opposition.

But I never played fortnite, so....
 

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Control is doubly exclusive, too. EGS only on PC, while patches seem to be PS4 exclusive for a while. Probably not the brightest idea if you want your game to sell well.
It'll be a shame if control really did bomb, been holding off while the PS4 performance gets sorted and now it has ..... I may hold out for price drop at this point
 

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My favorite argument about the BL3 troubleshooting happening on the BL2 Steam forums is that "you should use the official forums."

Yeah man, I really want to sign up for a hundred different private forums to fix my games, instead of using the single account access that Steam provides to those hundred forums.

:disapproval-blob::disapproval-blob::disapproval-blob::disapproval-blob:
 

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My favorite argument about the BL3 troubleshooting happening on the BL2 Steam forums is that "you should use the official forums."

Yeah man, I really want to sign up for a hundred different private forums to fix my games, instead of using the single account access that Steam provides to those hundred forums.

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It always pretty easy to tell who in these discussions never actually had to troubleshoot a PC game. Yeah, it always "nice" to have to register in five places to try to find people having the same problem and/or a solution. And it is specially awesome if it's an old game and the official forum may or may not be falling apart :p

But honestly, my favorite argument is not that one but instead is the "Steam forums are 90% racist/sexist/gamergates.... (and it's all Valve's fault) so go to.... reddit for support". Because nothings says "good moderation" like reddit :p
 

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It always pretty easy to tell who in these discussions never actually had to troubleshoot a PC game. Yeah, it always "nice" to have to register in five places to try to find people having the same problem and/or a solution. And it is specially awesome if it's an old game and the official forum may or may not be falling apart :p

But honestly, my favorite argument is not that one but instead is the "Steam forums are 90% racist/sexist/gamergates.... (and it's all Valve's fault) so go to.... reddit for support". Because nothings says "good moderation" like reddit :p
Also, I love the idea of having to trust my private info to a dozen developer forums, because in addition to being totally up to date on game dev, I’m sure they’ve also got time to manage the net security of their forums. It’s not at all as though I’ve gotten emails from dev forums where they got hacked and leaked all of our info!

Moderation issues aside, I actually enjoy using Reddit well enough. But I find it hard to believe that anyone who suggests using that for troubleshooting issues has ever tried using Reddit for that. Reddit’s inherent design (voted-upon threads that cycle off the front page forever) means there’s no place that ever aggregates issues. A forum thread can have people discuss issues for months in a single thread. A Reddit thread, unless stickied, disappears in a day, which means you get repeat threads clogging things up (and therefore often getting downvoted).

I went on Reddit to troubleshoot something in GreedFall last night, and there were like ten different threads with the issue, and only one of them had the actual answer.
 

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I saw someone say after they refunded it they could still play the game by navigating to the folder and launching it in there. With the online features too!

This was an issue I first saw back in EGS' first few months. Glad to see they've progressed so much since then.
This doesn’t surprise me. The first Borderlands came out before I was old enough to get a job so me and my friends pirated it and you could still play it online as long as you had a free Gamespy account. Absolutely hilarious that they learned nothing over the last decade.
 
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The forums shit is the easiest thing in the world to figure out. People are lazy fucks, before they care about privacy, or other things..

Three clicks to forums on steam.

Three tabs, 20+ clicks to sign up for new forum.
 

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Thought experiment:
Epic prebought a select number of copies from the developer/publisher.
The developer/publisher gets no more money until Epic has moved these copies.

What happens when a customer refunds a copy? Does it still count as a sold copy counting down towards when the developer/publisher gets paid again, or do Epic get to sell "the same" copy again to another customer?

Reason I bring this up is
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After Glumberland complained they needed an Epic deal because they were broke after dropping their publisher they had for years and moving to the third-most expensive city in the US, I started to wonder about what happens if a dev takes an EGS deal and then cancels the game.

Have I found my new grift?
 
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After Glumberland complained they needed an Epic deal because they were broke after dropping their publisher they had for years and moving to the third-most expensive city in the US, I started to wonder about what happens if a dev takes an EGS deal and then cancels the game.

Have I found my new grift?
Where did Glumberland move from and to?
 
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Where did Glumberland move from and to?
Beautiful New Hampshire to shithole Seattle. Beats me!

I'm actually curious as to what their reasons could be. That's a hell of an expensive move and seems, to me, like a downgrade.

Edit: also, NH has no state income tax but a fairly high corporate tax. Seattle has a low corporate tax. They might be just figuring out how to best keep their money.
 
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Beautiful New Hampshire to shithole Seattle. Beats me!

I'm actually curious as to what their reasons could be. That's a hell of an expensive move and seems, to me, like a downgrade.

Edit: also, NH has no state income tax but a fairly high corporate tax. Seattle has a low corporate tax. They might be just figuring out how to best keep their money.
Yuck.

Even if Seattle has a low corporate tax, the cost of living and CODB seems like overall it would be so much higher there. I can't imagine willingly moving from a place with a median house price of $275k~ to a place with a median of $760k~. Never in a million years.
 

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Yuck.

Even if Seattle has a low corporate tax, the cost of living and CODB seems like overall it would be so much higher there. I can't imagine willingly moving from a place with a median house price of $275k~ to a place with a median of $760k~. Never in a million years.
Okay, I just looked it up, and Seattle is actually sixth now. But that’s still ridiculous, it’s still 55% above the average cost of living in the US. I’m not the kind of guy who thinks every indie dev needs to give a full audit of all the time and money they spend, but I am saying you lose the right to complain about being broke when you willingly ditched a publisher and were making an extra grand a month off a Patreon that YOU AREN’T EVEN GIVING COPIES OF THE GAME OUT ON all so you could move to one of the whitest, most upper-class cities in the US.
 

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After Glumberland complained they needed an Epic deal because they were broke after dropping their publisher they had for years and moving to the third-most expensive city in the US, I started to wonder about what happens if a dev takes an EGS deal and then cancels the game.

Have I found my new grift?
Reminds me of the The Last Night dev that took all investment cash and moved to an incredibly expensive location in London. Now crying poor as well.
 
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30fps performance mode? lmao
Don't have PS4 Pro I assume? On Pro some games have performance and graphic mode. Performance runs at 1080p or lower, graphic runs at 4k. The problem is, although it's performance mode it doesn't necessarily give you 1080p 60fps, most of the time it still locks you to 30fps. Horizon Zero Dawn on performance gives you unstable 30fps, KH3 runs very bad on either mode.
 

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Don't have PS4 Pro I assume? On Pro some games have performance and graphic mode. Performance runs at 1080p or lower, graphic runs at 4k. The problem is, although it's performance mode it doesn't necessarily give you 1080p 60fps, most of the time it still locks you to 30fps. Horizon Zero Dawn on performance gives you unstable 30fps, KH3 runs very bad on either mode.
I actually was thinking about getting a Pro but they're quite expensive here