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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Sep 26, 2013, 01:42 Fletch
 
GOG makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  
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News Comments > THIEF Preorder Bonus Trailer
5. Re: THIEF Preorder Bonus Trailer Sep 25, 2013, 22:29 Fletch
 
Another great PC IP down the shitter because of consoles. Do AAA developers even know what a PC game is any more? Or are they all grown-up console kiddies?  
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News Comments > Alien Rage Trailer
9. Re: Alien Rage Trailer Sep 23, 2013, 21:33 Fletch
 
Yay... hide and heal...

I want my healthpacks, damn it.

Looks exactly like a game that will be on consoles soon. And while the bad-guys act very perturbed, they don't really look like aliens, unless you believe a species that has evolved completely genetically isolated from anything on Earth also developed football (American).
 
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News Comments > Alien Rage Trailer
2. Re: Alien Rage Trailer Sep 23, 2013, 12:59 Fletch
 
DMV simulator.  
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News Comments > More on Steam Living Room Plans Next Week
14. Re: More on Steam Living Room Plans Next Week Sep 20, 2013, 16:34 Fletch
 
If it isn't a keyboard/mouse system that does amazingly well, it won't benefit PC gamers. We'll still be subjected to watered-down dreck from developers primarily making console games.

And Valve, when you add me to your design process, I'll be putting HL3 at the top of your todo list. Just a heads up.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Launches
5. Re: MechWarrior Online Launches Sep 18, 2013, 11:03 Fletch
 
Still waiting for a MW game with a single-player campaign, online multiplayer, LAN multiplayer, clans... you know, like back in the good ol' days. I'd easily pay $60 for that. Or more. So much great PC game IP being wasted by clueless developers.

@InBlack
"Completely unwanted fixes that do shit"...

Pffft! You don't know what yer talking about!! Have you seen the new "Applejack Custom Pattern" and "new colors"?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year
78. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year Sep 18, 2013, 10:42 Fletch
 
GL1zdA wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 07:21:
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Obviously finding "cool shit" is what's fun in Diablo, but not in the current version. In D2 I could find all good items required to play "players 8" in finite time. In D3 it's impossible. I hope with Loot 2.0 they will correct this, it's for sure better than buying items in the AH.

Admittedly, all I "know" about D3 is what I've read or watched on YT. I've never played it, and I never will, so I'm unfamiliar with the trading system in D3. I guess I throw everything D3-related into either "Fucking RMAH" or "Consolitus Bullshit" categories. I'm bitter like that.

I do, however, understand the massive shit loot drops issue (definitely a "Fucking RMAH"-category dealie). I don't appreciate being treated like an open wallet by developers who artificially control drop rates for valuable/powerful items to "encourage" participation in the AH. My D2 didn't have/need an economy. Getting good drops during boss runs was a blast in D2. Having to trade for items just to finish the game or be competitive forces me into an online component that would be completely unnecessary if the drops were more D2-like, and would just piss me off.

Anyhoo, they lost me 2-3 years ago when they stated that health potions would be walk-over power-ups. I'm a PC gamer militant enthusiast, and them's console doin's.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year
69. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year Sep 18, 2013, 04:28 Fletch
 
GL1zdA wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 03:03:
I have no problem with closing the auction houses, I just hope they redesign the game in a way, that won't require me (and saying "you don't have to if you don't want" is not enough) to use 3rd party trading sites - the security and ease of use of the AHs was what I liked about them.

Won't "require" you to use 3rd-party sites? I'll never understand the P2W drive some people have for video games. What other games force you to use 3rd-party sites? I played both Diablo II single-player and multi-player online with friends extensively and the concept never even entered our collective conscience. I just don't get it. If the game is designed properly, the FUN of the game is finding cool shit. I've hacked my single-player games before, and it very quickly becomes boring. Is it a status thing? Pissing contest? I don't get it. Or maybe I misunderstand what you mean by trading site.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year
67. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year Sep 18, 2013, 03:56 Fletch
 
"When we initially designed and implemented the auction houses, the driving goal was to provide a profitable system for trades."

Fixed that for ya, John.

Still not interested.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Open Beta on October 4th Confirmed
13. Re: BF4 Open Beta on October 4th Confirmed Sep 17, 2013, 11:14 Fletch
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Sep 17, 2013, 10:24:
off topic but just came across a fox news bit that is pretty amazing:
this game will surely create a bunch of mass murderers in the USA...

FOX continues it's tradition of employing the three dumbest people currently staring into a TV camera on FOX and Friends. Hasselbeck is an even bigger dipshit than Gretchen Carlson, and that's saying a lot. Steve Doocy and the brown-haired guy who isn't Steve Doocy are still there because it's difficult finding replacements who are even dumber than they are who can still read a teleprompter.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2013, 21:12 Fletch
 
Power supply? Random crashes, reboots, slowdowns, etc can all be caused by a failing power supply. PS testers are a cheap and quick way to at least eliminate it as a possibility. Stops codes can possibly lead you to the faulty hardware, but that hardware may be wonking because of the PS. And +1 for Memtest. Great little utility.

I was recently having intermittent slowdowns and lock-ups (not bluescreens), and was having a hell of a time figuring out what piece of hardware was going tits up. Uninstalling Bitdefender, of all things, fixed the problem (which sucks, cuz I really like Bitdefender). Occasional crashes can be a bitch to troubleshoot. You can always just throw parts at it, I guess.

Thanks, Capella and Creston Mashiki*, for the links. I dig useful little utilities like these.

*This comment was edited on Sep 9, 2013, 22:56.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Aug 29, 2013, 13:09 Fletch
 
"If you back this you are banned from this site…"
Don't want the incredible legacy of the first film tainted?
 
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News Comments > KarBOOM Demos
1. Re: KarBOOM Demos Aug 29, 2013, 12:25 Fletch
 
Looks boring as hell.  
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News Comments > id Hiring a Design Director
19. Re: id Hiring a Design Director Aug 24, 2013, 08:29 Fletch
 
MyRealName wrote on Aug 24, 2013, 07:58:
BREAKING! Game site groupie do-nothings take sarcastic pot-shots at popular target. News at 10.
BREAKING! Humorless eleven-year member labels newer members and members with fewer posts as "groupies" in hilarious, ironic attempt at condescension.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2013, 00:33 Fletch
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 23:48:
A lot of the anti-Affleck tweets make fun of his Boston accent. This makes no sense to me, as Bale was British, but was fine as an American in the role. Affleck has done lots of non-Bostonian parts, so this isn't really an issue.
Here's one...
"Affleck gonna be like "It's the Jokah! Or the Riddlah! Rahbin! Call Commissionah Gahden!"
LOL
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2013, 00:28 Fletch
 
"the venn diagram of "good movies ben affleck has been in" and "movies ben affleck also directed" is a single circle."
My sentiments, exactly. I used to hate Ben Affleck movies until I saw "Gone Baby Gone". He's directed some damn good movies. Still, he shouldn't play Batman any more than he should play MLK, or Caesar, or Don Quixote, or Daredevil.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on WoW F2P Prospects
5. Re: Blizzard on WoW F2P Prospects Aug 24, 2013, 00:16 Fletch
 
Eyesight's not the greatest any more, but I read that as "Wow FAP Projects".  
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News Comments > id Hiring a Design Director
11. Re: id Hiring a Design Director Aug 24, 2013, 00:13 Fletch
 
Do you have skills producing high-quality work under tight time schedules, as well as experience working with a team to flesh out a coherent, well-structured story? Well, you won't need those here.  
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News Comments > id Hiring a Design Director
10. Re: id Hiring a Design Director Aug 23, 2013, 23:57 Fletch
 
They need a RememberTheGameplayThatBoughtTheFerraris Director. I nominate Romero (pre-"former id partner" version).  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions
27. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions Aug 23, 2013, 20:05 Fletch
 
Oh, FFS.  
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