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#1  Edited By fatalbanana

@pezen said:

Might keep at it, playing with randos is a bit of a hit and miss, and I suspect full teams with voice will demolish most random squads.

If you're interested we got a pretty hoppin discord going for the game. If you're going to play with randos might as well be some good duder randos.

https://discord.gg/accEhj8

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Is anyone else having an issue linking your steam friends to the game? I hit the button and sign in, it says it found 15 people that it'll bring in but they don't actually show in game. On top of that whenever I restart the game it seems to unlink my account and I have to do it all over again.

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Just what I was looking for. Matching with randos have been really hit and miss for me (mostly miss) so teaming up with some good duders would be a good way to play this game.

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@jesus_phish: All good points, I completely agree. Which is probably why they didn't put the actual words "Titanfall" in the title at all. Managing expectations while also trying to sell a FTP BR game puts them in a weird spot but I don't think they played their cards wrong necessarily.

The map (maybe excluding specific structures) isn't made for things like wall running anyway so it not being there is something I get over pretty quickly. It feels good regardless if you ask me.

I'm curious if they'll eventually tie this more to the Titanfall we recognize as they go along. If not in gameplay then at least more specific and recognizable landmark ways like "whoa, in this part of the map there's a giant Titan sticking out of the ground and over there is the factory you run through in the TF2 campaign" I think things like that could go a long way in winning people over.

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I'm into it so far. None of the skins look tantalizing to me at all. Unless they really pump out Overwatch style visual reworks of characters I can't imagine caring about skins I can unlock let alone pay money for. Though I think OW is one of the only game to do skins right, that's partly because the characters are so likable. These characters are fine but don't have the "life" or personality OW's characters do. Plus you just don't see them enough for that to really matter.

I find all the saltiness about this not being Titanfall 3 to be really silly but I can say they shot themselves in the foot by tying this into Titanfall at all. Still, this isn't Titanfall, there will probably be a Titanfall in the future, and it's cool if you don't like BR games but it's kind of silly just to blanket say that because this is BR and/or not Titanfall that it automatically sucks. With that said I don't know, do what you want.

The non-voice communication stuff is really smart and justifies the squad only design choice. Though I do hope they add solo games in the future. What this game needed to do was make a good first impression and it has definitely succeeded in that. I'm curious to see how people take to it over time, what they have so far is promising. It addresses most of the problems I had with CoD's BR mode.

I also hope they stick to it, really pump out changes with new stuff to see and do. I have to imagine that's the gameplan or why throw your hat in the ring at all? Especially at an FTP model level.

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This has been an issue for me for honestly years now and it's never been fixed. All I've been told is there isn't really anything anyone can do about it. Something about how the site gets your time zone from your IP address and there is no way to tell it that its wrong or change the algorithm. I don't know, I'm not a web designer scientist guy but this issue has been an annoying and constant one.

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Yeah, I'm also having this issue.

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@boozak said:

This is the year it dawned on me that I really dont care about the results and I just sit back and enjoy the chaos while playing a game I like.

I'm glad they're as passionate as they are, it can be difficult sometimes. This is the first time in a decade I didnt bother to make a GOTY list of my own. Not because there werent good games, but because i'm still playing great games from that year and I dont see the point in listing games that could be worse than them.

This. I just can't bring myself to care about the imagined power dynamics of certain staff members or whether or not a certain persons argument holds more weight than others etc. etc.

My enjoyment of game of the year has a lot less to do about the pissing contest and a lot more about the dissection and broad analysis of the best games that came out in the year. Honestly, I think people take this stuff way too seriously and in my opinion, the whole thing would be a lot more enjoyable if we stopped overanalyzing the arguments themselves and instead focused on the celebration of the whole thing (both for the audience and the staff themselves). With that said though, it is what it is, do what you want.

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@vortextk said:

@stryker1121 said:

I'm majorly behind on all things Giant Bomb - when are the GOTY discussions being released this year?

Christmas ish to end of the year.

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Also, this is very very good. Fuck do I have to play Celeste? I know lots of people really liked it but...depending how hard it is, I can get pretty frustrated with having to be "perfect" at something.

Play Celeste. The first half of the game will seem like other games you may have played before (Meat Boy in particular) but there is enough going on under the surface to make it something truly special. If you have any affinity at all for the platformer genre and don't mind its 'tough as nails' nature it's a must play, period. If you're prone to get frustrated at things like that I would argue it's still worth seeing but steer clear of it's harder challenges. In its defense, almost all of the collectibles are completely optional and tells you early on that they do nothing. Though there are a bunch of tantalizing secrets to collect and uncover that stuff is far from mandatory. Just some extra content for those that want it.

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All I know is if Celeste doesn't get the soundtrack of the year they did it wrong.

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