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Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



This looks like a day one purchase for sure.

V for Vegans posted:

I mean, they made hardline about the over-militarization of the police in the US so they’ve done it before.

Through a lens of Verhoevenian satire, Hardline is actually pretty good. Honestly it was a pretty good feeling Battlefield mechanically too imo.

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Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



FastestGunAlive posted:

Good news they’ve already released the lore and back story for the game and you can even read the specialists bios https://www.ea.com/games/battlefield/battlefield-2042/game-overview/specialists/webster-mackay

These names and backstories are causing me pain.

Extremely upset that the Canadian guy named McKay doesn't look like David Hewlett.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Jenny Agutter posted:

hard disagree. give us ace combat-style anime vehicle skins

If I can't paint a giant veiny cock on my helmet, is it even a Battlefield game?

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Happy Noodle Boy posted:

I loved him in Starship Troopers

This game is going to just be late 90s-early 2000s sci-fi references all the way down isn't it

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



runchild posted:

Was anyone else mildly weirded out by how much the trailer focused on people getting squished/ shot en masse/running in terror rather than doing cool things? Most of the people “winning” were kind of framed as the bad guy (or were just forces of nature), while the ones framed as protagonists just got chased/slaughtered.

Aside from that weird vibe, looks cool. Interested to see actual gameplay.

War is hell

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



"It's not social commentary" is game designer speak for "it's social commentary, but the C-levels aren't supposed to know that".

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Jenny Agutter posted:

*monkey's paw finger curls* respawn entertainment is now a subdivision of dice and will be exclusively working on the battlefield and battlefront franchises

we aren't going to see fuckin titanfall 3 anyways so I'd take it

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



jisforjosh posted:

22 minutes of LevelCap, pass

This but for all of the epic battlefield Gamer (tm) content creator videos of them restating things we can plainly see in the reveal trailer by using our mark one human eyeballs and some basic cognition

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Gonz posted:

Bring back Caspian Border, Coward DICE!

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Bob Wins posted:

I love how one of Battlefield 2042's maps has you attacking/defending a "disinformation hub." Like "OK Team we gotta defend the buzzfeed headquarters!!"

2010: BuzzFeed
2020: BuzzFeed News
2030: BuzzFeed Cybersystems
2040: BuzzFeed Armed Forces

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Kibayasu posted:

How does it not occur to anyone to buy a domain.

something tells me EA's going to lawyer this problem solved pretty quickly

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



priznat posted:

Yeah WZ seems too sweaty now to be enjoyable with stuff like this where tryhards eke out even the tiniest advantage. I just want to shoot mans not have to camp in a bathroom for 20 minutes then get C4'd out of the blue.

Same. I want to see the C4 coming, at 60 mph, stuck to the hood of a jeep blasting out the beat of Darude - Sandstorm on its horn

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



priznat posted:

Absolutely! I have no issue with C4 jeeps I think that poo poo is fun as hell because if I get got well I was out doing stuff and then I can just spawn back in and not have to queue up again to parachute in or whatever. At least Plunder modes are less bad for respawn but it's not the fun "dad mode" it used to be.

It's really the most satisfying way to get kills in Battlefield. All the setup and effort and attempts that failed due to getting shot through the windshield pay off when you successfully survive Abu Hajaaring a tank.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Malloc Voidstar posted:

It's free* on PC from Amazon Prime so if they didn't before they do now
* unless you don't have amazon prime

the steam charts 24h peak suggests it already has more players in the last day than it had for years

Time to reinstall

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Just grab 4. Nobody plays 1 anymore and V isn’t worth playing.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Laserface posted:

Hopefully the customisation is exactly like BF5 - so dogshit you don't give a single gently caress about it at all.

I will continue to put an ELCAN, heavy barrel and olive drab paint on an otherwise unmodified M16 and call it a C7A1 and nobody can stop me.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



BF4 seemed to have worse visibility than BF3, but didn't have the omnipresent blue tint and desaturation that BF3 did. I probably played more 3 than I did 4, but 4 feels a lot more mechanically solid. I'm hoping 2042 is an evolution of that.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Now we’re getting the opposite end of the weapon balance spectrum with every gun being available on every class. And with how many different guns BF4 had, and expectations from Gamers (tm) that each game will be bigger in scope than the last, balance is going to be a nightmare and it’s going to lead to some wonderful, excellent, horrible goon adventures

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Yeah I think you could get away with condensing down to maybe six or seven guns per category, breaking them down into ARs/carbines/PDWs/LMGs/DMRs/snipers/shotguns. All of the operators are supposed to be non-aligned shady PMC types, and shady PMCs with active war zone contracts have massive budgets to spend on fancy kit, and there are only a handful of different options in each category for weapons that it makes sense to outfit your blinged out blackwater-types with.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



sigh

Preordered the gold edition. At least if it sucks, EA has a no-questions-asked refund policy for preorders within the first 7 days of the game's launch.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Yami Fenrir posted:

Because you can squish Snipers with supply crates?

Seriously, with 128-player maps this game is going to need a "JDAM the poo poo out of that bastard with the Barrett M82" button.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



In fairness, the only demo of FSR we've seen has been a horribly compressed to poo poo YouTube stream. It may look better when not being strangled by real-time video compression.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Fleetwood posted:

players are feeling the Battlefield urge. I managed to find a full Blood Money server for the first time in ages

holy poo poo, people are playing hardline still? whaaaaaat

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Laserface posted:

man it would be nice if youtube just took my search of 'battlefield trailer' and gave me the offical trailer instead of 500 talking head reaction videos or frame by frame analyses by terminally online gamer morons whose opinions i value less than nothing.

is there a plug in or something i can get for my browser to never show me game reviewers or influencers?

the only way to save yourself from the modern influencer-centric internet is to unplug your modem and wander off into the forest never to return to the digital world

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



I look forward to replacing my 1080 Ti with a raytracing card in 2029 when used RTX 3080s become available

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



I'm actually really kind of hoping that Hazard Zone is a Tarkov style game now. I like the general gameplay concept of Tarkov but absolutely hate the fiddly janky precision simulation nerd bullshit and generally find the Tarkov community to really suck. Do a game like that with gunplay like Battlefield 4 and I'll play the poo poo out of that.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Since DICE seems alright with a bunch of AR-15 platform rifles in it I’ll take a .50 Beowulf with the doofy spacegun looking Hera Arms CQR furniture on it.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



They’ve added a bunch of new physics poo poo. It’s definitely going to contain some hilarious jank.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



We probably have enough PC BF4 goons again now that we could do some pretty rad multi squad poo poo in a game again if we have a discord.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



It's almost midnight on the west coast and there are two dozen full 64-player conquest large servers with queues in NA. I missed this game so much.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



I'm one of those assholes who really likes to use rifles in semi-auto because I appreciate good marksmanship.

Of course, this tends to get my rear end killed a lot due to spawning in with an M16 on semi auto on top of a squadmate who then immediately gets murked by the guy rounding the corner with a P90 leaving me trying to click the enemy's head faster than he can just hold the mouse button in my general direction, so y'know

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



People in helos suck a lot less than they used to. I think I probably fired off two dozen stingers in a match on Paracel Storm last night and didn't hit a fuckin thing.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Just experienced getting stomped in a Caspian Border 2014 match, 1100-0.

Pain.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Zzulu posted:

it's caffeine and ritalin

The classic esports cocktail

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



I probably will later tonight, same name here. Has anyone started a discord or are we fighting with mumble for old times sake?

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Yeah BF4 was the grindiest fuckin game. It took way too long for me to get the guns that I wanted out of the gate. I still don't have most of the LMGs unlocked lmao

At least for Assault they gave you the SCAR-H fairly early and that gun was just unfair at medium range.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



And because of it, Riot charges like $70 for skin bundles in Valorant. Sometimes more!

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



That's not developer-set though. That's entirely a secondary market thing.

A factory new Dragon Lore AWP has its value for the same reason a bitcoin is worth $40000 $35000 $25000 $30000.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



The 3.4x ELCAN is my favourite optic in the game. I really hope it returns in 2042 so I can equip Specialist Rodney McKay with a bone stock C7 and a lovely old hi-power like the Canadian Forces intended.

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Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



Chronojam posted:

The movement in 4 and the networking doesn't feel quite as good as what 1 has but the maps are rarely disappointing.

Paracel Storm loving sucks though.

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