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@fisk0 said:
@jensonb said:

Is the CryEngine particularly widely licensed? It seems like the only times I see it mentioned as being used are in CryTek's showpieces for it, but I can't tell if that's just because the games that use it under license are a lot less vocal about it

It seems fairly popular among indie games. Not quite as large as UDK, but certainly up there. Probably comparable to Source? If I recall correctly Star Citizen is using CryEngine.

State of Decay also uses it to great advantage and I love that game in spite of the floaty feel the car driving in that engine has.

My impressions of Cryteks history follow.

Crytek and other european studios like Dice repeated the success of US PC game studios like Epic and id that built their own engines for FPS games. They followed the same progression that Epic did to consoles but too late. Epic released Gears of War at the right time in 2006 whereas Crytek, Dice and id released Crysis 2, Battlefield 3 and Rage in 2011. It probably doesn't help that Crytek's initial target audience was the european market where a large share are PC gamers who were alienated by the new direction.

I have this strange feeling that the ambitions of CEO Mr. Yerli are driving the company into the ground from buying up studios rather than nurturing creative integrity. I guess they have at least tried something new compared to id (bought by Zenimax) and Dice (slaves of EA).

As someone who enjoyed many hours of my late teenage years toying around in their first engine map editor (supplied with Far Cry) much like people screw around in Minecraft today, it makes me sad to see them struggle.

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Really happy for Klose getting a World Cup after getting so close the last 3 times. He has really shined playing for Germany (even though he's born Polish).

I wonder if Messi is still playing in 4 years. He seems burnt out.

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Drew's clone just got swapped in. Go Drew!

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Go Holland! They don't mess around unlike that prancing and dancing Messi.

Now get hyped with some music from Holland

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For every rule/law there is someone who would exploit it.

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Is this serious? Here goes a dive into the hornets nest.

Disclaimer: I can be somewhat entertained by sports involving balls (or some other inanimate object) but I suck at them all.

  • Endurance is just as important as sprinting really fast unlike in football, basketball, baseball and maybe hockey (which also is a low scoring sport)
  • No all-star games and no draft system
  • Few showmanship gameplay elements like slam dunks, homeruns, full kickoff return (although penalty kick might be similar)
  • No mid-game commercial breaks :P
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Good luck with your first playthrough.

  • Switch between your crew members often (favoring the 'talented' people) because someone will most likely die and you can continue the game as another character.
  • Ammo is pretty scarce in the beginning (and guns without silencers are bad for stealth) so keep a couple melee weapons handy in your inventory. Storing the weapons in your stash will repair them (it might require tools).
  • If you empty a house of all the resources it is cleared and no resources will respawn there. However some other resource might show up there if you leave resources behind.
  • I think your camp still uses resources following real life time so you might need to check on them daily.
  • There is a finite amount of tool resources so save some for a second base with more build slots rather than spending it on upgrading your first base.
  • Don't stray to far from vehicles and keep an eye on your minimap for 'special' zombies.

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Nintendo fans (like many franchise fans) are hardcore passionate people who will deride 'non-believers' like Jeff. More proof in the comments to Quick Look: Mario Kart 8

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