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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 16, 2012, 14:43 Paranoid Jack
 
Almost wished I would have bought something other than FC3. I'm having fun with it on occasion but its an arcade shooter that screams console port to PC.
/rant on
Wide-screen support seems an after thought... since its not true wide-screen being displayed. Even with FOV to 110 it feels as if you are playing inside a box with an overly large HUD even on high resolutions. The cut scenes and door interactions take you out of the action breaking the immersion. Why do so many developers feel its a good idea to have the characters view swaying all over like he is drunk? It ends up making me sick. If I were playing it as a console game and viewing it from across the living-room that wouldn't be an issue. But I am not. Whoever called this Skyrim with Guns should receive a hard swift kick in the crotch.
/rant off

 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 2, 2012, 23:25 Paranoid Jack
 
wtf_man wrote on Dec 1, 2012, 11:24:
That's lanD line, not lan line.

Anyway... I switched to Verizon because they have better coverage in the areas the my wife and I go motorcyling in. My friends would always have near full bars, and would have zilch on AT&T. Plus they put LTE in our area a year ago.

So, for me it has nothing to do with customer service or price (I think they equally suck)... it has to do with coverage. The commercial is right (for me)... "It's the Network, Stupid!"

You're correct... but I didn't really mean landline. Though it does fit with what I was trying to say. I meant WAN line it just came out wrong. Still I hate the old terminologies since there are so many ways to supply what use to be considered a landline... like telcos referring to dial tone on fiber optics as POTS. It drives me nuts and it just doesn't make sense.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 1, 2012, 09:53 Paranoid Jack
 
Cellular phones were invented some thirty seven or thirty eight years ago (too lazy to Google it). The technology is great but never perfect. The quality of service still depends on location and the towers capacity. Not to mention the switching software and hardware.

So yeah, you can say one is better than the other... but they all still suck compared to a LAN line.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads
33. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads Nov 23, 2012, 21:30 Paranoid Jack
 
After reading this on their Android page I'm not so sure you get the whole EE game for $9.99. Seems you will be paying more after all...

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android Tablets contains the following enhancements:
•New Adventure: The Black Pits
•New Character: Dorn Il-Khan as an in-app purchase
•New Character: Neera the Wild Mage as an in-app purchase
•New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
•New Player Voice sets as an in-app purchase
•New Player Portraits as an in-app purchase
•Multiplayer support between all platforms


edit: At least with the PC version you get it all for $20... no other in-app purchases required.

Sad that they won't let you buy the game and then let you play it on what-ever OS you care to. If that were the case I would be downloading it now.

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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion Plans; StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm Early Next Year
4. Re: Diablo III Expansion Plans; StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm Early Next Year Nov 7, 2012, 22:37 Paranoid Jack
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 22:16:
Does anyone care? I sure don't. I think I'm pretty much done with Actiblizz now.



D3 was the last title I will buy from them. I may beta thier next big MMO... other than that I too am done.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
72. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2012, 22:33 Paranoid Jack
 
Prez wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 21:55:
That may just be the Beta Bats... the store page lists a price of $29.99

I noticed I had been given a copy a few weeks back. I downloaded it to find it was a "spectator copy". Its just some marketing ploy...
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Nov 4, 2012, 20:18 Paranoid Jack
 
I LMAO when I pictured him dancing in the parachute pants and singing... You Can't Touch This after Tweeting about his balls.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 27, 2012, 23:14 Paranoid Jack
 
mystery8 wrote on Oct 27, 2012, 22:23:
What I don't get is how Apple or Google can press charges?

It was lost or abandoned due to negligence by their employee.


Soo... if I leave my cell phone behind somewhere and someone finds it, I can press charges of theft against them? Assuming they don't turn it over. I kinda doubt it.

Do you live in teh USA? This is where OJ got away with murder because he was rich... where the filthy rich can get away with practically anything... and the President has come close to doubling the National Deficit yet nobody really cares.

We are talking full on Crazy Train here.
 
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned
46. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 27, 2012, 01:25 Paranoid Jack
 
Creston wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 08:22:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 23:39:
Slashman wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 21:20:
If you ain't playin' on Ironman, then you ain't playin'!

I'd love to play Ironman but I'm worried the first time I lose a high ranking soldier to an alien shooting through full cover half way across the map I am going to scream so hard I'll have a brain aneurysm and fall over dead.

That only happens with any frequency on Classic and Impossible. It really just doesn't happen on Normal. They'll still make some crazy shots, but when they do you just giggle, because you know the alien had a 15% shot and took it, and made it. I sometimes do that myself because it'll be the only option left, and when I make it I just cackle with glee.

I don't mind the aliens trying the RNG and sometimes winning. What I mind in classic is that they just get a standard +40 to hit and +30 to critical. That's not a "difficulty level", that's a lazy developer's cheat.

Creston

I've been playing on Normal from the start and have been killed through full cover more than a dozen times. The one that was most outlandish was a shot length wise through a bread van (which is full cover) and side ways through a car (which is half cover) while my trooper was in full smoke. The kicker? The alien had no line of site even without the smoke. It was as if the AI was not seeing the van.

They added some kind of randomness on top of the to hit percentages. And that part of the calculation is just nuts. How else can a trooper standing one tile away miss an alien with a shotgun while having a 98% chance to hit. I know they want it to be hard like the original but even with the camera as it is its not hard to see when the alien has no LOS but has been given some crazy bonus to hit and literally can't miss even through full cover terrain that should block the shot. I hope they change the way the game handles those calculation in the sequel.

As far as my troops making the crazy shots... as they've leveled I have seen more shots ignoring LOS or just shooting through full cover. I rarely take any pleasure in the cheap shots because it just makes the game feel a bit off for me. Seems a lot of tactical games have issues with LOS. Maybe we will never play a game that is near perfect in that regard. Though I hate to give up hope.

Over all its not a huge problem for me. I'm still enjoying the game but wishing they would have made a few design choices a bit differently like relying more on good AI tactics to make the game a challenge and less on stacking the deck in favor of the aliens.
 
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned
41. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 24, 2012, 23:39 Paranoid Jack
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 21:20:
If you ain't playin' on Ironman, then you ain't playin'!

I'd love to play Ironman but I'm worried the first time I lose a high ranking soldier to an alien shooting through full cover half way across the map I am going to scream so hard I'll have a brain aneurysm and fall over dead.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2012, 10:26 Paranoid Jack
 
Its all good. Hell, its only happened a few times in all the years I've been lurking here. Without sounding like a kissass, this is still my favorite games site. Keep up the great work.  
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned
7. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 22:04 Paranoid Jack
 
Yeah, I can change armor, colors, and give the flat top... but I don't remember seeing any armor that looked like the stuff in the media shot. Maybe it is there and I just haven't noticed it too look as cool as it does in that shot.  
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned
2. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 21:37 Paranoid Jack
 
I pre-ordered and I don't think I got the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits. I bought it from GMG and downloaded from Steam...

If the DLC is priced right I will buy it if that means they will start work on a huge add-on or the sequel.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2012, 22:39 Paranoid Jack
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 21, 2012, 20:45:
Green Man Gaming Horror Deals, plus 20% off coupon!

Sweet, is Dead Island worth checking out for $10?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2012, 19:24 Paranoid Jack
 
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That is the full like I was sent to. Congratulating me on winning a free penis enlargement. The problem is I don't need a free enlargement. So if anyone here does....
 
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News Comments > Final Project Eternity Stretch Goal
107. Re: Final Project Eternity Stretch Goal Oct 17, 2012, 00:36 Paranoid Jack
 
Does anyone know what the final number of levels is for The Endless Paths?

There were the original three, two for the 40k+ Likes on FB, and one for each 2.5k backs above 50k... so nine more there. Plus I am hoping they will add the number of PayPal backers to the current Kickstarter total of 73,986 which would mean at least another level or possibly two.

So we are currently at 14 levels, right? Add PayPal would be 15 or more....
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Q&A; $3M Goal Reached
18. Re: Project Eternity Q&A; $3M Goal Reached Oct 14, 2012, 21:22 Paranoid Jack
 
Thanks nin, I was just thinking they would/should have thought of that and went looking for it. Just not sure I want to sink another $20 at this point. Overtime has been scarce and the checks have been a lot smaller than normal. I'm thinking I will cave by tomorrow and just add-on the Expansion.

Besides its like being part of history in the making and a huge thank you to the people that made several of my favorite games of all time.
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Q&A; $3M Goal Reached
16. Re: Project Eternity Q&A; $3M Goal Reached Oct 14, 2012, 21:11 Paranoid Jack
 
Don't look now but they are closing in on 3.1M with 47 hours left to go. Not counting the PayPal contributors.

I didn't think I would ever pay this much for a Collector's Edition but damn, look at the list of goodies. I'm in for the $140. Wishing they had a pledge add-on for the 1st Expansion...

edit: Oops they past $3.1M already.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 14, 2012, 20:49 Paranoid Jack
 
They are out of codes.... that is what I get for doing the yard work when I knew I should be relaxing and playing games.  
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Patch
65. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Patch Oct 14, 2012, 00:20 Paranoid Jack
 
I too am waiting on a patch to address the LOS issues. Though I am trying to keep playing on. At this point I have put in a lot of hours and need to back off a bit anyway. I haven't played in two days because I had missed out on so much sleep. Plus I was starting to dream XCom.

I've also had a trooper Run & Gun up next to a target and miss the alien with a 100% to hit chance while standing next to it (point blank)... with a Shotgun?

I think I yelled, WTF! And my wife asked if everything was ok.

Hell, no, its not ok! I just got ganked by the game.

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