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Wazzit
Jul 16, 2004

Who wants to play video games?


Lol if anyone is still actively playing a COD.

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Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

As a matter of fact, it is my default position on everything.


http://www.twitch.tv/mistermacys

Hackan Slash
May 31, 2007
Hit it until it's not a problem anymore

Wazzit posted:

Lol if anyone is still actively playing a COD.

Lol if you're going to CoD XP

Wazzit
Jul 16, 2004

Who wants to play video games?


Ya lets go

Titanfall 2 won't be out by then

Mill Village
Jul 27, 2007



This game should be cheap by the time I get bored of Titanfall 2.

housefly
Sep 11, 2001



Mill Village posted:

This game should be cheap by the time I get bored of Titanfall 2.

That's a good strategy that I think I'm going to have to use.

limited
Dec 10, 2005
Limited Sanity

Mill Village posted:

This cutscene shows the lead character for the singleplayer. Looks like a COD cutscene with COD graphics, doing COD things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWeeRa3LPxg
While that clip is hilarious, ( 'MAKE WAY FOR THE CAPTAIN!' *bodybag* ) I think the best part is a random infantry dude being put in charge of a battleship and all the poor bastards left on it.

Godzilla07
Oct 4, 2008

NO ATTACK NO CHANCE



A bunch of info got leaked for Infinite Warfare MP! Weapon variants out of crates are back, and IW is doing a bunch of weird things to Create-a-Class (e.g. separating supers from your character, and there are "archetypes" for characters like medic, sniper, etc?)

widespread
Aug 5, 2013


SO WHO'S READY FOR POSSIBLY CHEESY 80'S ZOMBIES EH EH

Because that's about the only good thing left in this dumb space game. IF that. Because holy loving Christ Activision is addicted to micros like the plague.

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

As a matter of fact, it is my default position on everything.


Godzilla07 posted:

A bunch of info got leaked for Infinite Warfare MP! Weapon variants out of crates are back, and IW is doing a bunch of weird things to Create-a-Class (e.g. separating supers from your character, and there are "archetypes" for characters like medic, sniper, etc?)

https://pravda.ayria.se/T7Startupdelay.html

quote:

Userquestions:
BlackOps 3 – Long intros and file encryption

After going through the InfiniteWarfare leaks we asked you guys on Reddit for topics you wanted us to cover. One of the more interesting ones were from /u/VoiD_Glitch asking why BlackOps 3 has such a long intro when no other title does. After some investigation we do have the answer: Anti-piracy.

The short version is that the server encrypts some files with your hardware ID. The game then saves these files to the /LPC/ folder so the server doesn’t have to encrypt them again. All this is hidden by the long intro.

So, the technical version. Upon startup the game will send a bdAnticheat::reportConsoledetails request to the Demonware servers that, as the name suggests, informs it about your hardware information. BlackOps 3 is the only game so far that actually uses this request on PC with the other games just sending null data. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Treyarch are the ones improving the systems.

After getting the hardware info the server begins encrypting the files. A problem is that since they have re-purposed an old request-type, the server does not know which language the client is using. Therefor it must encrypt all language specific files, which takes time. When they are properly encrypted they get uploaded to Demonwares AWS instance.

At this point the client is done displaying the intro and asks Demonware which files are available through a bdContentstreaming::listPublisherfiles request. Demonware responds with links to the AWS instance as well as checksums and the client downloads the files over HTTPS. They are then stored in the Local Publisher Cache-directory so that on the next startup the client can just verify the checksums and update the files needed before decrypting and loading the relevant ones.

As a sidenote, BlackOps 3 uses Arxan to obfuscate the game and this protector has several levels of protection available. While researching for this article we could only find two areas with the highest level: the hardware ID generation and bdMarketplace; the service used for lootdrops in the games. That might offer some insight into Activisions priorities and might be a topic for another article.

So now you know why you have to wait 20 seconds for the game to even begin initialization, because people pirate games. We thank everyone for their questions and we’ll try to cover as many as we can over the next few days. If you have a topic in mind, do beep our lead researcher on Twitter @ConverysStuff

Well... that's interesting.

widespread
Aug 5, 2013



To be honest, these leaks make me more interested in the game than possibly CoD XP's showing.

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

As a matter of fact, it is my default position on everything.


CoD XP?

widespread
Aug 5, 2013


The thing that had a real life Burger Town. Also where the whole "gently caress YOU LAST STAND" thing happened.

They're bringing it back for this game for some reason. My guess is to try to generate hype.

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

As a matter of fact, it is my default position on everything.


Oh... like Quakecon. Got it.

Hackan Slash
May 31, 2007
Hit it until it's not a problem anymore

"We need to bring back things from root beer" is the dumbest decision. I can't imagine the beta will help things either.

IM DAY DAY IRL
Jul 11, 2003



bring back things from ghosts imo

Wazzit
Jul 16, 2004

Who wants to play video games?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQqOSgSv4bk








https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7ZN8wGIxBI

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but different.


IM DAY DAY IRL posted:

bring back things from ghosts imo

Bring back Carl and Karl.

Also bring back attack dogs from BLOPS1. Give them doggie space suits if you call them on a space map.

Mill Village
Jul 27, 2007



IM DAY DAY IRL posted:

bring back things from ghosts imo

Not with the way people complained about that game. Now IW tries their own version of Zombies and people want Extinction back. Its frustrating to make a game when the community has no idea what the gently caress they want.

They can't make a WWI game either because people will just bitch about them copying DICE.

widespread
Aug 5, 2013



Fun fact: They also got David Hasselhoff and Pee-Wee Herman as the announcer and possibly the big bad.

EDIT: For more moments of wanting to die, 18-23 people got this and couldn't open it until they got a combo for the lock which was emailed once that clock hit zero-ish. The code was 11S, not sure why tbh.

Also check out Infinity Ward's new mixtape yo.

widespread fucked around with this message at Aug 16, 2016 around 22:11

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

fivegears4reverse posted:

Your reading doesn't make any sense.

Modern Warfare is actually "What happens if Republican hawks get what they wish for and are not prepared to handle it." Like seriously, NOTHING goes well for anyone in Modern Warfare except maybe for Russia, which escapes any real reprisals for the carnage it inflicts around the world. If MW as a whole was a Republican fantasy, the US invasion would have been handled the day it happened, we would have been the ones to nuke the Russians without any consequences, and we would have actually gone on that rampage through Russia that was hinted at by the end of the DC missions in MW2. Instead, pretty much every US main character dies in some overly dramatic but ultimately needless way, and ultimately the loving British save the world having donated all their spiritual energy to Captain Price in the final battle against Makarov's Perfect Form.

That aside, the first three CoDs were "Michael Bay's WW2", Blops 1 and 2 are the "Hey guys maybe Treyarch isn't total garbage, BTW do you like alternate history" era, and now we're in the "Hey You Do Know That Videogames Are Supposed To Be Fun" era, starting around the time of Ghosts (which still fits the theme because you are supposed to ask yourself "Am I actually having any fun at all" when playing Ghosts")

pretty much. BO2 and ghosts were probaly the most neocon conservative in their campains for various lovely reasons. but yeah what your saying reminds me of what yhatzee said about MW3, how would their even be a consequence free peace if russia basically committed WW2 level war crimes, like nerve gassing most of europe and destroying the US east coast. Russia would be hosed worse then germany was after WW1.

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but different.


Is there an announced time of when in COD XP they're doing the MP reveal? I'm still waiting to pre-order but I want to see if they're doing anything good outside the game like being able to view/set classes outside the game (I think MW3 or Ghost had this and it owned) or if this is going to be even worse than BLOPS3 in every way.

Oh and diamon/hero challenges if they're any because those are loving stupid.

Also I would genuinely pay money (ideally 10-20) to just get boosted to master prestige level 1 so I don't have to prestige. The fact that in BLOPS 3 you're unable to unlock everything until you hit MP is stupid.

venutolo
Jun 4, 2003



Happy Noodle Boy posted:

Also I would genuinely pay money (ideally 10-20) to just get boosted to master prestige level 1 so I don't have to prestige. The fact that in BLOPS 3 you're unable to unlock everything until you hit MP is stupid.

Me too. I got that . Let me just buy what I want so I don't have to grind poo poo.

Wazzit
Jul 16, 2004

Who wants to play video games?


Any goons gonna be "boots on the ground" at cod XP?

sba
Jul 9, 2001

bae

I wanted to go but I had to move out of LA.

Wazzit
Jul 16, 2004

Who wants to play video games?


You lived in LA?!

sba
Jul 9, 2001

bae

Wazzit posted:

You lived in LA?!

Yeah, only for a year while my girl was doing an internship...it was more of a long visit than actual residence.

Lumpy the Cook
Feb 4, 2011

Gamers are goo-reat!"


Good lord... This game is going to kick some rear end!

Hackan Slash
May 31, 2007
Hit it until it's not a problem anymore

Got an email that the PS4 beta begins 10/14, with xbone "to follow."

Seems awful late. Xbox would overlap with tf2 release. Also possibly Battlefield I, but who cares about that dumb game?

Edit: here's the beta page https://www.callofduty.com/infinitewarfare/beta

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Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but different.


Waiting on more info from XP but I think I'll end up pre-ordering this

Stux
Nov 17, 2006


Hackan Slash posted:

Got an email that the PS4 beta begins 10/14, with xbone "to follow."

Seems awful late. Xbox would overlap with tf2 release. Also possibly Battlefield I, but who cares about that dumb game?

Edit: here's the beta page https://www.callofduty.com/infinitewarfare/beta

can you still preorder for betas and then cancel afterwards without money down in europe or have they stopped that

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_WjYh-r9rg

campaign trailer. looks pretty good. Jon Snow is a space fascist.

Beer4TheBeerGod
Aug 23, 2004

Hold my beer,
I'll be right...


Biscuit Hider

Dapper_Swindler posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_WjYh-r9rg

campaign trailer. looks pretty good. Jon Snow is a space fascist.

IDGAF about multiplayer, I just want CoD in Space.

Carecat
Apr 27, 2004



Buglord

Godzilla07 posted:

A bunch of info got leaked for Infinite Warfare MP! Weapon variants out of crates are back, and IW is doing a bunch of weird things to Create-a-Class (e.g. separating supers from your character, and there are "archetypes" for characters like medic, sniper, etc?)

gently caress weapon variants.

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but different.


Godzilla07 posted:

A bunch of info got leaked for Infinite Warfare MP! Weapon variants out of crates are back, and IW is doing a bunch of weird things to Create-a-Class (e.g. separating supers from your character, and there are "archetypes" for characters like medic, sniper, etc?)

Actually started reading these and holy poo poo Extinction may be coming back in some form???

Javes
May 5, 2012

Do you want to be a Javes, or a Javes-not?

https://scufgaming.com



Those leaks are pretty old at this point, CoD XP confirmed most of them (weapon variants, 'specialists', etc). I'm fine with weapon variants this time around because you can craft the guns that you want with the salvage currency that is earned via playtime. This system is much better than the AW system of pure RNG supply drops. Any reference to Extinction is probably a placeholder in the code, the third mode this year is zombies. I think I remember reading somewhere that zombies will be in every CoD title going forward given how much more popular it is compared to the other alternatives.

Javes fucked around with this message at Sep 15, 2016 around 22:24

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

Beer4TheBeerGod posted:

IDGAF about multiplayer, I just want CoD in Space.

Same. I am not a fps competition multiplayer person. I just want my giant space campaign.

Godzilla07
Oct 4, 2008

NO ATTACK NO CHANCE



https://twitter.com/wendellwobble/s...542024484921344

The RPD sounded bad in the CoD XP footage, so this makes me happy.

BrokenKnees
Aug 28, 2008

Ow.


Javes posted:

I'm fine with weapon variants this time around because you can craft the guns that you want with the salvage currency that is earned via playtime. This system is much better than the AW system of pure RNG supply drops.


Supply drops were originally only earned from playing the game, so were cryptokeys, until a few months had passed and they added the option to buy them. Don't think for a second that won't eventually be the case here.

BrokenKnees fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2016 around 05:16

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Vicissitude
Jan 26, 2004

You ever do the chicken dance at a wake? That really bothers people.

Drift0r just put up a video about weapon balance if you want to check that out. Bottom line the weapons feel fairly well balanced to him, which is of course just a subjective thing. Most weapons are ~4 shot kills with lower multipliers for things like headshots instead of the 1.5x-2x headshot multipliers from Ghosts. So that's encouraging, at least. Seems like it'll be closer to Blops 2 and 3 in feel.

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