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  1. roun90

    Watch Dogs Legion

    5% is actually a huge stake. Ubisoft is one of the largest publicly traded companies. This means that share-holding is diluted and most of the shareholders are stuck with 0.001% holdings or something. Having 5% of shares of a company like Ubisoft means Tencent has a pretty good say in what the company will do or not do. So yup, Ubisoft will help one of it's largest single share-holders so long as it does not screw over all other shareholders collectively (i.e. so long as Ubisoft's valuation itself will not decrease). Heck, even without that - almost all shareholders will listen to Tencent because it's an expert in the gaming market. All the other big shareholders will most probably be investment companies, who collect funds and invest just for returns - without much involvement in the gaming industry as a whole. Expect all Ubi games to be Epic + Uplay exclusive.
  2. roun90

    Watch Dogs Legion

    You do realize Tencent is a shareholder in Ubisoft right? And I think a pretty big one at that. Frankly, I would expect all Ubisoft games to go Epic + Uplay Exclusive.
  3. roun90

    Ghost of Tsushima

    Retailers are selling it for Rs 3999 (I.e. 4k with an exclusive 1 Re Discount). Doubt you will get it for 3.5k, unless you go for 2nd hand a week after launch. On another note, really loving the Special edition of this game, but anyone else feel 6k is just too high a price for it? Frankly, it should have been 5k. That's what all the Special Editions (Including games like God of War, Days Gone etc.) used to go for. Paying 2000 Rs extra just for a steelbook, a short video and some digital skins just feels too much of an overkill.
  4. It's a circle. Whether to declare dividends, or to re-invest in business, and if re-invest, them what to re-invest in - all those decisions are taken at the Shareholders' meeting. Directors cannot unilaterally decide whether to declare dividends or to keep money to themselves. But yes, the strongest say will always go to the majority shareholders - in this case Tencent and Tim Sweeney (If he has a sizeable investment). Sony will be invited to those meetings and get their say, but ultimately TS and Tencent will decide. But I would say they will keep Sony happy. 2% investment is actually huge in a giant corporation, and Sony will see returns soon enough. Sony definitely are not going to get any strong decision making powers over Epic from this investment though - that's for sure.
  5. Doubt they will, or even care about Playstation exclusives with that Epic deal (Other than some minor stuff like say Fortnite events or such). What the deal has done is that certain % of profits from Epic (Up to the level of their stake) will go to Sony. Say Sony has 2% stake now - 2% of the overall Epic profits, including Fortnite profits, Unreal Engine Profits and EGS Profits will always go to Sony. And considering the obscene amount money that Fortnite and UE makes, it will not surprise me if Sony has already made back this money, with extra cash on top of it, by the time the next Shareholders' meeting rolls around. As far as exclusives are concerned - it will be the other way around. There is a chance that all Sony exclusives coming to PC will be EGS exclusives from this point on, but Epic Games will be multi-plat. Hopefully, this collaboration means that UE will be better optimized on PS consoles, but that and some minor events will be the total amount of "Exclusives" Sony will be getting.
  6. I think Disney/Marvel gave Sony licence for Spiderman Games (at least temporarily), so Marvel movies could incorporate Spiderman, the movie rights of which does belong to Sony. I don't know how many games this will include, but safe to say, any Spiderman games developed under Sony will be exclusive to PS for a long time (i.e. until it's value expires, is available for dirt cheap everywhere and they want to promote a new console/burst console sales like Horizon) @WhiteWolf Sony is not holding Spiderman hostage. No one is stopping you from buying/playing the Activision Spiderman games. But Spiderman games developed by sony - you have to play on PS. Unfortunately, the good Spiderman games are the ones developed by Sony.
  7. Frankly, is WHO even reliable anymore? They still advise not to stop travel to anywhere and not to stop people from other areas/countries entering. As far back as Dec/Jan, were still recommending travel to China and blindly going by China's narrative that COVID 19 has no human-to-human transmission, instead of conducting their own investigation, which is like their main (rather: only) job. At this point it might be far better to listen to what Govts world over and their individual Virology Institutes are saying than going by the word of WHO.
  8. Fallout TV Show coming to Amazon from creators of Westworld From Source: Bethesda Softworks has announced that they are partnering with Amazon Studios and Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy to create a television series based on Fallout. While a release date for the series was not provided, we do know that Nolan and Joy, along with fellow Kilter Films associate Athena Wickham, Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard, and Bethesda Softworks' James Atlman will all be serving as executive producers. Source: http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2020/10658.html
  9. roun90

    Persona 5

    I think the promotion's still on, so if you have Persona 5 Royal and the trophies synced up, you should still get it I think Also @b!T and @kold_war don't forget to go to the thieves den and go to the theater/unlock videos section. You can use the in-game points you have earned to unlock Real Life Concert Videos that happened in Japan (It's there under the Specials Tab I think). They are like the Witcher 3 Concert you paid money for, with the actual game singers and dancers conducting a proper concert, being given away for free. It has concerts covering music from entire Persona Series (In other words, Persona 3, 4 and 5; Atlus these days completely ignores Persona 1 and 2), and it is absolutely amazing. It's actually something that would be sold in blu-rays, something you would have to buy tickets for, but here they are giving it away for free. And considering that Persona music is always awesome, it's actually great. Do check it out.
  10. Windows App is frankly the best right now. Quality is excellent (Originally in browsers you had things like only Edge will do Full HD, all others are limited to 720p, that's gone now I think), but App always gets full video quality. Plus, it's so convenient - just add it to the taskbar and you can just click to start it. No need to keep logging in or anything as well.
  11. Have to disagree with you. PS3 did not lose out to the X360. The 360 had the lead, true but PS3 caught up by mid-gen, and surpassed it later. Good Exclusives matter a lot. Early PS3 gen was missing quality exclusives. We had games like Genji: Days of the Blade, Untold Legends, Resistance 1 etc., but they were not highly regarded. Meanwhile MS had the (at the time) brand new Gears Series, Mass Effect Series, Dragon Age, Fable 2, Lost Odyssey etc. Bioware, before being acquired by EA, used to almost exclusively develop for MS on the console front. Then you had the fact that 3rd poarties found PS3 hard to develop for and the more expensive pricing - all lead to the early MS Lead. But once the exclusives clicked for Sony, i.e., once Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 came out - there was no looking back. Excellent exclusives after exclusives, Free multiplayer with the (At the time excellent PS+ free games), console prices coming down due to PS3 Slim, all lead to PS3 sales shooting past X360, despite MS doing stunts like buying GTA 4 DLC exclusivity for 360. It was a close race, but by the end of the gen, PS3 was actually slightly ahead (87 million units vs 360's 84 million units). But ignoring just nos., I would say Sony came out ahead by a wide margin, because they developed multiple well known IPs and brought up multiple studios that are very famous today. Meanwhile MS was left with almost nothing, since they had essentially depended on money-hatting 3rd parties through-out the gen. And that, along with MS's brilliant marketing led to the absolutely amazing 8th Generation, where Sony was able to almost get in vicinity of the PS2 nos and MS is wherever it is. 7th Gen hardware units sold-wise though Wii won, since they could get the (What is Today) Smartphone crowd with their motion controls and Wii Sports.
  12. roun90

    Persona 5

    You get 4 sets of dynamic themes - 1) First set of 3 themes, multiple avatars etc. for beating 1st Palace 2) 2nd set of 3 themes, multiple avatars etc. for beating the 4th palace 3) 3rd set of 3 themes, multiple avatars etc. for beating the game (Completing all Palaces) 4) 4th Set of 3 themes, multiple avatars etc. for getting the final trophy. If you are on 12/24, you should already have the first 2 set of codes (6 Themes total + their associated avatars etc.). If your trophy is all synced up, just look at the email id that's associated with the account you are playing the game on. The first 2 codes should already be there. It might be under the "Promotions" tab or "Spam" tab, but Atlus is pretty prompt in sending it. Just take the codes, redeem on the PS Store of that region, and you're all set.
  13. roun90

    Persona 5

    Yup, Atlus has removed all the PITA Trophies in P5R, including the tedious ones like completing all video games, reading all books, catching the Lake Guardian in fishing game etc. Now it's all really simple like fish once, play baseball and just hit a ball once etc (Just do that, unlock trophy and reload if you want more free time). The hardest trophy in P5R is literally Max all Social stats, that's it. Even trophies like Maxing all confidants etc. are gone (Just max 1 confidant and romance 1 person). To sweeten the deal, Atlus is even giving out sweet dynamic themes for free to all players based on progress and for the platinum trophy (And those themes are really awesome). All the old PITA trohes are now awards in the Palace Maker, which give points, which can be used to unlock things like decorating your own palace, unlocking Real Life Concerts, Game Cutscenes, OST etc. But they are not actual trophies anymore. Get the plat, it's quite easy and worth it.
  14. roun90

    Persona 5

    There are tons of people. Even in your own party there are far more than that. If you don't know it yet, then you are in a great place indeed. Means you have avoided spoilers of the past 4 years almost entirely. And it's not just the masked people (who are your direct associates), you also form contacts with a lot of others, from all strata of society, just like a good criminal outfit should.
  15. roun90

    Persona 5

    Persona animes are generally of poor quality. They will spoil you, and at the same time put you off the game due to their "interpretation" of events and story, plus poor animation quality. It's far better to play the game, which gives you agency on what to do during the game/story time, than to watch the anime which rushes to various plot points in a watered-down way and will ultimately turn you off both. Just play the game, you can ignore the anime or watch it only when your game is done and you have nothing else to do.
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    Cyberpunk 2077

    Yup, on PC. I remember on launch, Witcher 3 was not even taking the full GPU load. AFAIK GPU consumption was around 40% or so and everything else was pushed to CPU. This led to issues. But CDPR fixed it pretty quick though. I think within 1 week or so, they put out the patch that solved that and many other major issues.
  17. Reposting this here (Direct Copy/Paste from the old Locked Thread), since it might prove useful to someone: Name Of Disease: SARS-CoV-2 (Known commonly as simply Coronavirus) Place of Origin: Wuhan, China Symptoms: Common Symptoms Researchers in China found that the most common symptoms among people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 include: Fever: 99% Fatigue:70% A dry cough: 59% Loss of appetite: 40% Body aches: 35% Shortness of breath: 31% Mucus or phlegm: 27% Symptoms usually begin 2 to 14 days after you come into contact with the virus. Other symptoms may include: Sore throat Headache Chills, sometimes with shaking Loss of smell or taste Stuffy nose Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea Emergency Symptoms Call a doctor or hospital right away if you have one or more of these COVID-19 symptoms: Trouble breathing Constant pain or pressure in your chest Bluish lips or face Sudden confusion You need medical care as soon as possible. Call your doctor’s office or hospital before you go in. This will help them prepare to treat you and protect medical staff and other patients. Strokes have also been reported in some people who have COVID-19. Remember FAST: Face. Is one side of the person’s face numb or drooping? Is their smile lopsided? Arms. Is one arm weak or numb? If they try to raise both arms, does one arm sag? Speech. Can they speak clearly? Ask them to repeat a sentence. Time. Every minute counts when someone shows signs of a stroke. Call 911 right away. Lab tests can tell if COVID-19 is what’s causing your symptoms. But the tests can be hard to find, and there’s no treatment if you do have the disease. So you don’t need to get tested if you have no symptoms or only mild ones. Call your doctor or your local health department if you have questions. There are more symptoms as well. For example symptoms on children etc.For more details, including more symptoms and details on things like how to care for children etc. please check the source below Copy/Pasted from Source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/covid-19-symptoms#2 Recovery from CoVID 19: Coronavirus Recovery Rates Scientists and researchers are constantly tracking infections and recoveries. But they have data only on confirmed cases, so they can’t count people who don’t get COVID-19 tests. Experts also don’t have information about the outcome of every infection. However, early estimates predict that the overall COVID-19 recovery rate is between 97% and 99.75%. How You Might Feel While Recovering Not everyone who catches SARS-CoV-2 will notice symptoms. If you do get them, they may show up 2 to 14 days after your infection. And those symptoms can vary from one person to the next. The most common sign is a fever, which for most adults is 100.4 F or higher. Nearly 9 in 10 people who test positive for the disease have a high temperature. It’s a sign that your body is trying to fight off an invader. About 70% of people who become ill have a dry cough. That’s the kind that doesn’t bring up any mucus or phlegm. But about a third have a cough with mucus. You also might feel very tired. Less commonly, your throat may be sore and your head might ache. Your muscles and joints could hurt, and you might get chills, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Some people who had COVID-19 said they had trouble taking deep breaths and felt like they had a tight band wrapped around their chest. Others have likened the illness to a bad cold. Still others said it was the sickest they’ve ever felt. Loss of smell and taste have been reported in some cases. But researchers aren’t yet sure about the link to COVID-19. You might feel short of breath, as if you’d just run to grab a ringing phone. If so, call your doctor to ask about what you should do. What’s the Recovery Time for Coronavirus? It may take 2 weeks for your body to get over the illness. That’s the average recovery time for mild cases, according to the World Health Organization. For those with severe or critical cases, recovery can take up to 6 weeks. CDC guidelines say that if you’ve been sick, you should isolate yourself at home until all of these things are true: You haven’t had a fever for 72 hours (3 days) without using a fever-reducing medicine Your symptoms are better, though they might not be totally gone It’s been at least 7 days since your symptoms started OR you’ve had two negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart Recovery After Severe Illness With COVID-19 About 14% of people who have the new coronavirus need to stay in the hospital to get help breathing. This might last 2 weeks or more. Some people who have severe COVID-19 get a complication called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which can damage your lungs and make it very hard to breathe. If you’re severely ill, you might need treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU). Many patients who spend time in the ICU lose weight and strength. You may also have memory problems afterward. Your medical team will work with you to treat or manage these symptoms, including exercises to boost your strength. Recovery Outlook Scientists are still looking at how a person’s immune system responds to COVID-19 and whether you can catch the virus again after you recover. One early study on monkeys found that they didn’t get infected a second time. But you might have the virus in your body for weeks, so it’s a good idea to keep following official advice on washing your hands, keeping surfaces clean, and staying home when possible. How to Feel Better There’s no treatment for COVID-19. Some of the things you can do to speed your healing are similar to how you might take care of the flu or a bad cold. Eat healthy foods. If you feel like eating, fuel your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to get better. Limit sugary or highly processed foods like cookies and sodas. If you don’t have an appetite, you don’t need to try to force food down. Drinks lots of fluids. Do this even if you don’t feel like eating. Water is always a good pick. Lower your fever. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you have a temperature or body aches. Be careful not to take more than a total of 3,000 milligrams every 24 hours. That includes acetaminophen alone as well as in medications like cold and flu pills and syrups. Rest. Know that you’ll probably feel better eventually. If your symptoms do get worse, call your doctor. Copy/Pasted From Source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/covid-recovery-overview#1 How the Virus Spreads: There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. Copy/Pasted From Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html Precautions: Wash your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. people arrows light icon Avoid close contact Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members. Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. head side mask light icon Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing. box tissue light icon Cover coughs and sneezes If you are around others and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. spraybottle icon Clean and Disinfect Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectantsexternal icon will work. head side medical light icon Monitor Your Health Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet. Take your temperature if symptoms develop. Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen. Copy/Pasted From Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html CoVid19 Helpline Numbers in India (Number to Dial if you need help in India based on State and Central Helpline No.) Taken From Source: https://www.ndtv.com/coronavirus/helpline-numbers @Mods/Admins: I took the liberty of creating this new thread because the old topic was not updating properly anymore, and it was an important topic. I added some information that I thought might be useful in the OP. If this is not allowed, then I apologize for it and please feel free to delete the thread. Also for all other members here, especially those who are residing abroad, it might help if you could find and post the helpline nos. of the countries you are situated in. Who knows, it might really help someone one day.
  18. Frankly why is there even a 3 page debate? Design? PS5 is bigger/XSX Smaller? Who the f**k cares. Is it a handheld or smartphone you guys are buying? Are you going to be carrying it about wherever you go? Showing it off at your friends' house? Once it's fit in the entertainment center, it's done. Within 1 hour of the first game starting all "designs" will be forgotten anyway. Design only matters insofar as - whether it will fit in my entertainment center? How is the cooling and will console run (RROD on 360 due to improper cooling and horrible "Design"). And how is the price going to be affected? That's it. Beyond it - it can be a square box and it will not matter at all.
  19. Depends on where you are. There are many places which do give day 1 and some even do Midnight Launches. GOW/Spiderman/Uncharted 4 etc. all had midnight launches. Unfortunately Corona f**ked that up completely. But even now, if you have a good retailer, they do give home delivery Day 1. A friend of mine ordered TLOU2 Collector's Edition and received it promptly yesterday evening from the retailer.
  20. I was not hoping for that. I was hoping for the Wolf God to be - you know - a Wolf. Not a bald homeless person.
  21. There was a major medical researcher on India Today some days ago. He basically said for herd immunity to develop, around 50% of the population will have to get the virus. No mention of deaths, just the fact that they have to catch it. This was true for all diseases according to him. Realistically, this will mean lots of deaths, but then again, this is the main bright spot over there as of now at least. Seems both the Govt. and people of US and Brazil are least bothered about the virus, so what else can be done? @KnackChap Should we unlink the last page of the old Coronavirus thread from this one? Right from Page 2 itself, posts are getting delayed and errors are popping up, which is not happening with other threads with few pages or even yesterday when I made the topic. Is it possible that linking both topics has made this thread act like the 203rd page of the original Coronavirus thread?
  22. In DA1 it was a plot point that was not much focused on at all. Heck, in DA1 people could literally mistake the Andraste Religion as a cult, rather than the main state religion it was developed into later on. It became a plot point since DA2, but DA2 onwards, the games were just not as good as DA1. Not Andromeda levels bad, but not Origins level good either. The games were just bland and mediocre. Mages are the "Opressed Ones" because Lyrium is very effective against mages. It can shut down their magic quite easily. Plus, you have mages themselves going mad on a regular basis from the demons of the Fade. Then you have the traitors to the mages like Vivienne, who will gladly kill all mages if it gets her brownie points and more money/luxury from the Andraste Cultists. Plus, the general populace hates them, so the remaining good mages, generally receive no support and are hunted on all sides. As far as the hate against mutants goes, in the X-Men movies it makes no sense. Mutants should pretty much be able to overpower anyone. But in the comics, you also have organizations like the Avengers and people like the Scarlet Witch against the Mutants. So over there, mutants being suppressed makes more sense. In Marvel, definition of "Mutants" is just being born with power on Earth (X-Gene). If you obtained power from other sources (Captain America/Iron Man/Hulk etc.) or are an alien (Thor/Loki etc.) or alien/non-Earth based powers (Captain Marvel/Fantastic Four etc.) then you're all good. You are not a mutant and will not face much discrimination. Heck, you even have the privilege of discriminating against mutants. "Elves" plot point is good, but Bioware has been consistent in ignoring it, in favor of mages. Plus I would say the Elves Wolf God being a bald guy and Dragon God being an Old woman is just sh**ng on elves wouldn't you?
  23. On the bright side, Brazil and US are going to be among the first to develop herd immunity. Most probably they will be among the first to get rid of the virus completely from their systems.
  24. It will continue. Bioware have kept on leaving that plot point never finished, and it explores racist and exploitation themes (Exploitation against those who are "different" and "other"). Entire Religions and Kingdoms in Dragon Age are set up based on that plot point (Andraste religion which discriminates) (Kingdom-wise Orlais which champions the Templars and Discrimination and Tevinter Imperium which champions mages and discrimination on the other side). Heck they even set up a Pope/Black Pope situation between them. Since discrimination is the current Flavor of the Year Topic in Real World, plus they have a juicy one all set up, mage/templar will show up again - maybe even as a prime focus story point. Doubt this will show up again, at least as main villains. It's a case of "Already been there and done that". The Darkspawn/Archdemon villain trope itself is such that it cannot go further. For example, if they do it again - it will again be the same scenario where we go to each kingdom, convince them of the threat and set aside their differences as a Grey Warden. The game will again end with a choice of sacrificing yourself/some arcane ritual (Might be bad) to save yourself. Would be a re-thread. That said, they can show up as side-villains/not the main focus, or even some quests of trying to cure the Arch Demon/Dragon
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