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Rust – Back For A Week

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I have been playing CS:GO the past few weeks most nights trying to complete Bloodhound Missions and get my rank up a little. Unfortunately I have been doing bad at both, I took a break from Rust and two updates later I’m starting again on a server that will be wiped in a few days. If your wondering if it’s worth doing it is, most people have left until after the wipe, sour as it means you lose everything but your crafting skills. I joined my companion from the last server as the new one has a better ping and is less populated then the last. We haven’t met up yet as we are both collecting and learning Blueprints ready for the wipe. I haven’t played for a few weeks but it’s still as good as ever. I have a small shack with the equipment I need to loot and stay alive. The one thing I thought I was missing was rocks, but last night I found when following a road, I got lead to a lot of rock spawns and after every day cycle they would respawn in the same area.

Looks like I will have a good time for the next few days unless CS:GO pulls me in again.

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Watch_dogs – Am I The Only One Who Didn’t Care

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Last year Watch_dogs got bad press as the final game was nowhere near the footage at E3 the previous year. Am I the only person who didn’t and still doesn’t care? The game is fantastic, fun to play and in my opinion a modern day Assassins Creed, minus all the stealth blades etc.

I don’t think the gameplay or game itself was under scrutiny rather the graphic element of it. This brings me to my issue, if Ubisoft had of explained then that “this is what we would like the game to look like” and “this is in engine footage” would it have got any bad press?

During and after E3 this year there has been talk about videos we saw being In Engine or In Game footage, not actual Gameplay. This again doesn’t bother me that much I have been waiting for The Division since I got my PS4 in 2015 and if it looks half as good as the videos I’ll be happy. The issue I see was back at E3 2013 New Generation was new, and so they had to use Dev machines to test the games and not actual consoles. This meant they could never get actual footage, leaving us with what they wanted the game to look like.

Oh and the reason for this post, I started playing Watch_dogs again, I had only played a few hours but non of the Campaign.

Maybe someone should make a video referring to the differences in footage and what the tiles for each means.

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Rust – After The Monthly Map Wipe

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After a month of Rust and with my Base going so well I knew the map wipe was coming. I stopped playing hardcore for a few days to try and weaken the blow. Fortunately I still have all my recipes, last reset I lost everything. The issue is after weeks of building it comes down to nothing. To me I understand the wipe it was to add world items, but now I have to start again. I am lucky enough to have a friendly guy who helps when I’m on so building won’t be as tedious as it was at first.

I still think Rust is the best survival game going in comparison to DayZ SA, H1Z1, 7 Days to die, Miscreated and Ark.

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Ark Survival Evolved – Not For Me

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Everyone seems to be playing Ark Survival these days so I thought to myself let’s see what all the fuss is about. After 28 mins of getting killed while trying to set my resolution to 1920 x 1080, which is impossible unless in windowed mode. The problem is windowed mode is more stuttery then forest gump. So failing to set the resolution was my main issue and the game looked like shit at low res. I died twice punching trees for wood and got randomly killed by everyone I bumped into. For a survival game that doesn’t bode well, after 20+ minutes of this constant bullshit and stuttering thanks to Windowed mode I uninstalled it and got a refund from Steam.

Ok firstly I know it’s a early access game but when the basics seem so long drawn out and the simplest task seems to take so long I don’t see the point. Rust which is also early access was fast and fun on release Ark just wasn’t for me. You see streamers having the time of there life with everything they need just minutes into the game. I struggled for 20 mins just to craft a pick which I lost when I got killed. Dinosaurs at my spawn point were all level 20+ so I struggled to kill them meaning I had no food and so I died of hunger. The pros I found in the game was watching the dinosaurs shit and also shitting myself which was about the best part of the game for me. The best thing about it was how fast steam refunded me for the game. The video’s they have on the Store front seem very end game which would take someone like me a year to get anywhere near playing solo.

If this is what you can expect from all upcoming early access games I’m going to start avoiding early access games. Free Alpha and Beta’s are the way forward in my opinion, that way you’re testing a finished item for free rather then paying to help develop the game.  Some early access games are stuck at there worse like DayZ Standalone.

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