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    So you're like a doomsday prepper, but only in terms of home entertainment?
    We live in a world where facebook has people cancelling the biggest streamer around, the president wants to ban a social media site, and he signs executive orders to create a commission to promote "patriotic education".

    Have fun with your state sponsored, government approved, static-at-midnight. I'll be in my basement hosting a showing for the neighborhood of...well...anything I want.

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    And when the series is run into the ground and no one cares anymore, they release a reboot of the series just called "X". Made by a different studio that has veteran programmers from the original games.

    It sells well and they greenlight a sequel immediately, which they completely butcher by making it a pay to win model that's online only and has "innovative new game play" based on Pokémon Go.

    5 years later a remastered pack of the original 2 games comes out, and it gets 10s across the board, but fans now claim that X and X-Squared were misunderstood masterpieces and shit all over Firaxis claiming they sold out.

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    You people realize you can just pirate this shit like everybody else, right?

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    You people realize you can just pirate this shit like everybody else, right?
    What do you mean "you people"?

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    You people realize you can just pirate this shit like everybody else, right?
    Need internet for that. Eventually to be regulated or removed entirely.

    I mean...I guess I can try to find you a 7th gen copy of Tenet via vhs filmed copy of a tube tv...

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    What do you mean "you people"?

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    So.... Video games? How’s XCOM2 going, Irish?
    Whelp. I just found out the hard way that Advanced Troopers carry grenades and aren't shy about using them to blow up your cover.

    Fucking X-Com!

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    First they came for the Laserdiscs, and I did not speak out, because fuck that format.
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    First they came for the Laserdiscs, and I did not speak out, because fuck that format.
    I had to take a break in the middle of your post because I had to turn the disc over.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Whelp. I just found out the hard way that Advanced Troopers carry grenades and aren't shy about using them to blow up your cover.

    Fucking X-Com!
    Ah, you’re on the easy setting, aren’t you? Troopers will grenade your ass on the first level on harder settings. Turn about is fair play. Someone’s behind cover? Grenade that shit before other people take their shots.
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    Ah, you’re on the easy setting, aren’t you? Troopers will grenade your ass on the first level on harder settings. Turn about is fair play. Someone’s behind cover? Grenade that shit before other people take their shots.
    Yeah, I stupidly assumed only Mutons carried grenades, like the first game.

    But I kinda love X-Com for changing it up. Most games reveal new enemy abilities and leave it at that. X-Com reveals a new ability while making its AI look smart. This mfer blew up my cover as the first action on his turn so his buddies 10 squares away had easy shots on my team. Devious little shit.

    I also laughed out loud the first time an enemy mob turned tail and ran back into the fog of war. "Ha ha! CHICKENSHIT!" Only to have him wipe the grin off my face 2 turns later when he suddenly reappeared with 3 new friends.

    BTW, what's the build order in your base? And your typical squad comp?

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    I’ll load up a couple saves tomorrow morning and guesstimate my standard build order. FYI, I’ve never gone for speedy victory. I push my limit with the Threat Meter to almost the max, then crush it over a few turns.
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    Squad: At least one Ranger. Specialist with a good hacking score. Pending on environment, heavy or sniper. Snipers in the underground expansion missions are touch and go. However, a sniper in Spider armor, or the Archon Knight Armour is BAD. ASS.

    If I had to take a squad of one class, it would be Rangers. Blade master, run and gun, BladeStorm, Untouchable, and Reaper.

    I never put Shadowstep on a Ranger. After playing with the Reapers in the expansion, I may have to change that.
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    A sniper with the cone overwatch and a squad of Rangers is glorious. You just have to roll the dice when your Rangers expose a squad for your sniper to take reaction shots on ALL OF THEM (ammo capacity dependent)
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    dammit i gotta spread around rep but your advice is very cool, thank you!

    i read a couple of guides badmouthing rangers/ bladestorm but otoh i've seen youtubers kinda kick ass with them too? so i dunno. i'm having trouble getting the swing of sharpshooters & rangers the most, because the playstyles are so weird. (plus the squad sight penalty is a serious bitch if you're not on a roof). specialists might be my fave so far because there's a lot of utility there, and hacking turrets or mecs never gets old.

    def gonna try out a "scar squad" when i get enough soldiers to colonel

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    Have your squad lead the way while you get your sniper into position. If no enemies are revealed, and your sniper is in good cover with a good view, put them in overwatch. Outside of a sniper, I bring my farthest soldier up, then put them into overwatch, then the next furthest back, etc, until full scale combat kicks in.

    Does that make sense?
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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    Have your squad lead the way while you get your sniper into position. If no enemies are revealed, and your sniper is in good cover with a good view, put them in overwatch. Outside of a sniper, I bring my farthest soldier up, then put them into overwatch, then the next furthest back, etc, until full scale combat kicks in.

    Does that make sense?
    Makes total sense. I've run into trouble when I overreach, tho, with my lead revealing a pod while some teammates might be a little too far back. Then I panic and chuck grenades in every direction.

    And it took me 2x retaliation missions to realize I should change my squad comp depending on the mission type, ie black sites vs guerilla ops.

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    Uhhh. Microsoft just bought Bethesda??

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    WOW

    Can't wait to see Teams integration with the next Elder Scrolls game.
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    Holy crap. That is huge. I hope the Arkane games continue to be cross-platform, at the very least.

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    That news bums me the fuck out

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    EX-COM

    Where you and your squad take on legions of your ex girlfriends.

    In battle arenas such as - the living room, her parents' pool house, and the Wendy's parking lot at 230am.

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    Big rumour Metal Gear Solid remake is headed to PS5. remakes of the other games as well.
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    Big rumour Metal Gear Solid remake is headed to PS5. remakes of the other games as well.
    Remakes? Or Remasters?

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