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This week's TPS Report lands a little later than usual, but you'll find great community interaction everywhere you look on GameRevolution. Here are our featured discussion for the week:

Dragon Age: Inquisition Preview
Starling

The only thing that has put off me slightly is Dragon Age 2 esque combat. By that I mean ridiculous exaggarated movements, you can see that plain as day in the trailer where a chracter sings a giant sword like a broom handle, leaping and spinning like a mad man. But if I wasn't totally put off by that in Dragon Age 2, I sure as hell won't be in Inquisition.

But I loved Origins more realistic combat with brtual slow mo finishers which were sorely lacking in DA2.

nihm


Something I've learned fairly recently: a real-life big fucking sword still only weighs like 6.5 pounds (going off the wikipedia page for a zweihander). Two hands on your weapon means you don't have a shield, so being quick would greatly increase your chances of survival. I'm not particularly strong but I could swing that around fairly quickly I think. Some super jacked fantasy dude with biceps the size of my thighs and years of training in his character's backstory could swing a huge weapon pretty quickly. As long as the animations are smooth I don't think it'll bother me.

kingslayer


I really can't remember anything memorable about Dragon Age 2 everything was so forgettable and every choice you made seemed to have very little impact. The combat looked cool at first but management was a complete nightmare... that boss fight with the Qunari leader was literally an episode of Benny Hill. The overall story wasn't even engaging as Origins where the stakes were high with the blight on the horizon. The level design as well the characters in DA2 were weak and surprisingly, even for myself, I never romanced any character for my male Hawke. ALTHOUGH I did help out that templar's wife in dating(by murdering loads of dudes).

Still I'm hopeful for this.

LinksOcarina


As one of those guys who liked Dragon Age II a lot, I am automatically looking forward to Inquisition. I like the change of venue, the new emphasis on exploration.

Boss Key Unveils BlueStreak, a Free-to-Play Arena Shooter
Chunibrow

Isn't Epic also making a FTP arena shooter...???

cheshirecat


No, no, no, you've got it all wrong, EVERYONE is making a free to play arena shooter. Everyone, including yourself, though you may not realize it yet, but one of these days you're going to look down and find yourself writing code and it'll all be over.

EDUBinDAbaftub


Ahhh yes, the FTP. When it grows up it will sprout into a hard working P2W.

DLC, Season Pass Model Is "Pretty Much Accepted," Says Ubisoft
Sourdeez

I dislike dlc. But I am a sucker for season passes. The sad thing is the only season pass I feel I got my money's worth out of was Battlefield Premium. I should stop buying season passes.

sliverstorm


​Would love to know what he thinks about consumer acceptance of Uplay.

Kevin O'Neil


Oh yes, accepted. Much in the way we "accept" outrageous gas prices and corrupt politicians, things like this are "accepted because we, the consumers, refuse to put our foot down and stop supporting it.

I understand that there's a place for DLC, don't get me wrong. I'm just growing tired of seeing half-finished games sold for full price so they can charge extra for the rest of the incomplete game.

Ziked


Agreed. Standalone DLC like Blood Dragon has showed us that developers can expand the original experience without butchering it in the first place and sell it's parts separately.

From the forums: ESports: EVO (7/11 - 7/13) and International (7/18 - 7/21)
sliverstorm

This weekend and the next, two of the world's largest ESports events are occurring back-to-back. If you've ever wanted to try watching ESports, but have either been unsure of how/where to start or simply been intimidated by the thought of trying to watch a game you know nothing about, there is no better time to jump in than right now. EVO (fighting games) and The International (DOTA 2) are the World Cup equivalents for their respective genres, and are loaded with exciting matches and beginner-friendly commentary.

Click the link above for full details and where you can catch the tournament livestreams.
 
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