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Signed On Sep 16, 2002, 17:15
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News Comments > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Free Weekend
8. Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Free Weekend May 16, 2014, 12:13 Smellfinger
 
Did they fix the third-person perspective? When I played months ago, the crosshair didn't line up properly with the attacks. It was too far to the left or right.  
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News Comments > WildStar Beta Open To All
54. Re: WildStar Beta Open To All May 10, 2014, 11:23 Smellfinger
 
BitWraith wrote on May 9, 2014, 20:27:
I played the game tonight. This comment is officially bullshit. I can confirm that the game is indeed WoW with (a very shitty I might add) sci-fi paint job. The music sucks. The interface is AWFUL (it keeps putting up windows in front of what you need to be looking at). The graphics suck. It certainly doesn't perform as well as it should with graphics that suck this badly. AND, it's still hotbar based combat.

Why are people excited for this?

There's always an initial buzz when a new big-budget MMO launches, but it never takes long for the bloom to leave the rose. The comments are always the same, too: 'Yeah, it does a lot of things that WoW has been doing for years, but it does them better! The combat is more actiony! It's more sandboxy!'

Wake me up when From Software makes an MMO.
 
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News Comments > From Software Sold
38. Re: From Software Sold Apr 28, 2014, 21:05 Smellfinger
 
Dark Souls' combat is designed around the limitations of the lock-on targeting system. You aren't supposed to be able to manually aim at things with a highly sensitive input device. It would trivialize the difficulty, sort of like ripping the tank controls from the first few Resident Evil games and making them control like a standard action game. I don't want Resident Evil to play like Metal Gear and I don't want Dark Souls to play like The Elder Scrolls.  
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News Comments > QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History
17. Re: QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History Dec 18, 2013, 14:32 Smellfinger
 
Quakeworld was almost too ahead of its time. Client-side prediction was kind of janky on dialup (I stuck with netquake), but it really came into its own a few years later when everyone had access to broadband.  
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News Comments > Tekken PC Possibility
3. Re: Tekken PC Possibility Nov 4, 2013, 12:38 Smellfinger
 
nin wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 09:25:
Huh...wonder which one??? Always enjoyed them and Soul Calibur.
Probably the hideous F2P monstrosity that they recently released for PS3.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Of course NSA can crack crypto. Anyone can. The question is, how much? Sep 9, 2013, 14:30 Smellfinger
 
The purpose of the article was to cut through the fear-mongering rhetoric with a little bit of reality. I didn't get the sense that they were defending what the NSA is doing. It was a tech article, not a political article.

The people who work for the NSA aren't gods. They're men with expensive toys, but it's guaranteed that there are far less of them than there are hackers who are working against them as we speak. Remember, if the NSA was some all-powerful entity worthy of our constant fear, the Snowden situation would never have happened and we wouldn't be reading articles like this. The fact that we're even having this discussion is proof of their vulnerability.
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs
9. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs Aug 28, 2013, 22:09 Smellfinger
 
NKD wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 21:42:
EQN is more of a sandbox thing. "EQ + SWG + Minecraft" would be the most succinct way to describe it at the moment from what little info we have. More in common with things like UO, SWG, EVE, than the WoW model. In fact the main whines are from people who think it's going too far from the WoW model. Which is ironic considering the pile of dead WoW-clone corpses rotting in the corner.
Right now, EQN is nothing but hot air and a few minutes of pre-alpha footage. They're making the game sound like an amalgamation of Minecraft and Guild Wars, which is not exactly what people were expecting from a new EverQuest game.

I don't really have a dog in this fight, though. I played vanilla EverQuest off and on for about a year before abandoning the genre completely. The subscription model made the manipulative behavioral hooks too transparent and the creepiness eventually overwhelmed me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 27, 2013, 12:29 Smellfinger
 
70% of Americans have higher-than-dialup-speed internet  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions
24. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions Aug 23, 2013, 15:48 Smellfinger
 
Gojo wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 10:12:
So? WoW has done this since day one, but it wasn't called micro transactions. You had to pay to change servers, change your name, you can now buy mounts and pets.
This sounds like the same thing to me.

Bullshit is bullshit regardless of how many assholes it comes out of.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 22, 2013, 20:59 Smellfinger
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 22, 2013, 17:42:
I'm not happy with the seemingly over the top data collection the NSA appears to have been engaged in (nor was I particularly surprised by it). However, going from there to an assumption that we don't need them at all is naive, at best.
They're an outdated remnant of the Cold War. They're exactly the bumbling and crumbling bureaucracy that this dying empire deserves.
 
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News Comments > Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 in February 2014
5. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 in February 2014 Aug 22, 2013, 09:11 Smellfinger
 
Beelzebud wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 23:38:
They need to make another game in same style as Symphony of the Night. That is still one of the best side-scroller games ever made.

I prefer the older games because they forced you to learn the mechanics of a boss fight. SOTN and the rest of the Metroidvania games let you grind your way to a win if you couldn't handle a boss. They were too easy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 22, 2013, 08:30 Smellfinger
 
Julio wrote on Aug 22, 2013, 05:51:
Any reason they're going to give him parole? They're making an example out of him after all...

They already made an example of him. He'll be long gone from the topical news cycle 8 years from now, so his parole will go unnoticed.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online to Use Subscriptions
12. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online to Use Subscriptions Aug 21, 2013, 10:21 Smellfinger
 
Kajetan wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 08:55:
Good! I like games where i know how much money i will spend. Upfront.
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Why would you pay a monthly fee to play a game that's going to have a cash shop?
 
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News Comments > America's Army: Proving Grounds This Month
20. Re: America's Army: Proving Grounds This Month Aug 15, 2013, 17:02 Smellfinger
 
They should just drop the FPS stuff and make this a drone simulator. That would be way more realistic.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 13, 2013, 20:37 Smellfinger
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 10:30:
You mean the part where they were caught spying on their own citizens?

Doesn't anyone remember Carnivore? Ever since reading about that in the late '90s, I've assumed that everything on the internet (not just e-mail) is probably being monitored. After 911 and the resulting disintegration of civil liberties, it was a foregone conclusion. Snowden just made it official.
 
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News Comments > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Sells 1.2M
5. Re: Awesome game, all things considered. Aug 13, 2013, 08:15 Smellfinger
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 00:06:
I've put 350 hours into this game so far, I am slightly addicted based on the fact that I've deleted it 4 times and keep managing to reinstall it again. I spend the majority of my time dueling, I enjoy the fact that this game requires a perfect combination of twitch skills and strategy. In my opinion this game has the best 1 vs 1 combat since early Ultima Online.

Agreed, although I wish the maps were as good as the combat.

This is the kind of combat that The Elder Scrolls should have.
 
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News Comments > The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition in September; Beta Signups
2. Re: The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition in September; Beta Signups Aug 13, 2013, 07:55 Smellfinger
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 12, 2013, 23:00:
It will be interesting to see how this does. KOF has never been really popular in the west, always behind other games in the genre like Street Fighter, Mortal Combat, Tekken, and Soul Caliber.

What sets KOF apart is that it's characters are still completely hand drawn 2D sprites? I think that's still the case for the most modern iteration, although I haven't played this in a decade.

They're not traditional hand-drawn sprites. They're actually polygon models that are posed, painted and captured. It's cheating in a way, but the end result is still pretty good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
95. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2013, 08:38 Smellfinger
 
Climate change is a direct result of population change. If all of the developing countries adopted something similar to China's One Child policy, we could probably reverse much of the harm we've done to the environment without ever having to stop using fossil fuels.  
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News Comments > John Carmack Joins Oculus VR
55. Re: John Carmack Joins Oculus VR Aug 7, 2013, 16:21 Smellfinger
 
Didn't Todd Hollenshead leave id last month? This lends credence to the rumors that id is in free fall and Doom 4 development is totally off track.  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2 Clues?
34. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 3 Clues? Aug 6, 2013, 18:25 Smellfinger
 
I hope it ends up being a persistent-world shooter like Destiny.  
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