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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha
4. Re: Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha Jun 14, 2013, 20:56 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 20:53:
deqer wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 20:47:
Whoever pays/defends this, is not my friend. Sorry, I just don't want to be your friend anymore.

I understand the sticker shock, but since this was a KS reward tier, they have to offer it at this price or else undermine future Kickstarters. It is very unusual, since usually beta access is offered at a discount or regular shipping price. This game will be probably $30 on Steam at launch, so if you don't like the price wait until then.

Seriously. Early access is a perk for contributing more, just like for a ton of other kickstarters. The full game was the $20 reward or whatever, so just wait.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 14, 2013, 15:55 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 14:19:
The NSA leaker has a higher approval rating than Obama, it seems.

Creston

That would be gratifying, but Obama's approval rating is close to 50%. The leaker does have a lower disapproval rating, though, so that's something.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 14, 2013, 15:52 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 14:18:
There is no need to make a new law for that. ANY unregistered gun is illegal, it doesn't matter where it was manufactured or HOW it was manufactured. This is why a redneck who builds his own gun and doesn't register it still breaks the law. So this new law is utterly pointless.

I believe it is legal to make a gun for yourself, and that gun does not need to be registered. It's when you begin selling them that it's a problem.

There was an article about it a few days ago, but a two-second Google didn't pull it up and I lost interest.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 13, 2013, 19:00 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 13, 2013, 15:58:
Can't see the article as a big pop up comes up telling you you have to sub to read it.

Anyway, why would the NSA being hacking China when their mandate is domestic. Shouldn't that be the purview of the CIA?
http://www.nsa.gov/about/mission/index.shtml
 
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News Comments > DNF Royalties Lawsuit
4. Re: DNF Royalties Lawsuit Jun 13, 2013, 16:53 mag
 
I... really doubt that there are $2M in royalties even possible out of DNF.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Last Guardian Jun 13, 2013, 09:53 mag
 
Noooooo  
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Jun 12, 2013, 15:01 mag
 
Panickd wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 14:44:
Not sure whatever happened to the whole idea of Free Speech. You know, "I don't support what you say but I'll fight to the death for your right to say it!"? Remember? So important that they made it number 1 on the bill of rights in a country where everyone loves their gun but guns got second billing!

People really need to stop believing that they have the God given right to not be offended. You don't. In fact the whole idea of free speech inherently means that you probably will be offended quite regularly. And the anonymity of the Internet assures that.

Do you see the government coming down on these people? Where is their freedom of speech being limited?

You have the right to freedom of speech. And everyone else has the right to call you out on it. And companies have the right to not provide a platform for you to say it.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Human Revolution - Director's Cut Coming to PCs
16. Re: Deus Ex Human Revolution - Director's Cut Coming to PCs Jun 12, 2013, 14:51 mag
 
Panickd wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 14:38:
That must be what sparked DE:HR as a freebie on the PS+ games list. How is this supposed to be different from a GOTY edition?

As said above,

"Modified boss fights, New Game + mode, and 8 hours of dev commentary, if all the features make it over. Oh, and Missing Link merged into the main game, and not it's own exe."
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 12, 2013, 00:01 mag
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 19:38:
Creston wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 17:56:
ALIENWARE DEVELOPS MOST POWERFUL GAMING LAPTOPS IN THE MULTIVERSE
Stephen Hawking Likes this.

Creston

Our Stephen Hawking or the cyborg goatee'd version from the evil alternate dimension in the multiverse?

Man I hope there is a Cyborg Hawking somewhere. Can you imagine how much more he'd be able to do if he had a functioning body?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $10MM in Funding
10. Re: Star Citizen Passes $10MM in Funding Jun 11, 2013, 12:52 mag
 
Bludd wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 12:48:
Cutter wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 11:48:
I still say people are going to get burned on this somehow.
Yeah, you would say that.

I kicked in for a bunch of starters, but something about this one felt sketchy to me too. I'm scared saying this, but I agree with Cutter.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 10, 2013, 21:15 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2013, 15:32:
Yeah, that was a good doodle. Sendak was the man!

Colbert's segments with Sendak shortly before his death were great.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Jun 7, 2013, 22:53 mag
 
Prez wrote on Jun 7, 2013, 21:24:
I hear the debate about capital punishment all the time, but it always seems to crop up in cases like the Ramirez one, where there is absolutely zero doubt of the person's guilt, which is baffling to me. Regardless of how you feel about the death penalty, can anyone here argue that Ramirez has a chance of being exonerated by DNA or witnesses coming forward? He is PROUD of the ghastly murders and crimes he has committed, and has said so in more than one interview. There are some cases (like this one) where guilt is just a no-brainer.

If you are against capital punishment in all cases, fine, but if you are simply worried about putting an innocent man to death (which is obviously a noble concern), what you should be pushing for is a better set of guidelines when and how capital punishment should be used.

How do you differentiate between the without-a-shadow-of-a-doubt cases and the pretty-damn-sure-but-not-positive cases? People confess to things they didn't do all the time.

Edit: And really, what is the argument for not just locking them away for the rest of their lives, on the off chance that they do something productive with their time in there or that they may be innocent? It is cheaper to stick someone in prison for life than it is to go for the death penalty, because the system is set up, in general, to give them every opportunity to appeal.

It does society no good to kill a person, unless that is the only way to protect society from them.

This comment was edited on Jun 7, 2013, 23:03.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jun 7, 2013, 21:20 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 7, 2013, 21:10:
Death penalty needs to come back with a vengeance. Do it like China. Drag them out back of the courthouse after the trial, shoot them, bill the family, dump the body in a landfill.

Go to China.
 
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News Comments > Castlevania Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition for PC
12. Re: Castlevania Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition for PC Jun 6, 2013, 17:01 mag
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 15:01:
Is it really too much to ask for a Symphony of the Night style game, but with a modern engine?

Apparently. D:
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 6, 2013, 15:43 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 11:34:
It's quite interesting to see how when Bush did this everyone was screaming bloody murder, but now that Obama is taking it far further than Bush ever did, it's pretty much silence across the board.

I was pissed when Bush did it, and I'm extra pissed now, and so are most of the other people I know. The "Mainstream Media" everywhere is picking up the NSA story.

Obama had gotten cut some slack on some of the spying for a while because there wasn't already a deep ocean of anger at him from the left, but I've seen plenty of people bring it up with unfavorable things to say. In fact, it's been Democrats that have been bringing it to light. I can't recall any Republicans calling Bush out on it.
 
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News Comments > Castlevania Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition for PC
8. Re: Castlevania Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition for PC Jun 6, 2013, 12:06 mag
 
I loved earlier Castlevanias, and picked this up on a recommendation from a friend despite my reservations.

It's awful. You get thrown into a tiny arena and beat up like twenty guys, full of QTEs, and then a cutscene happens, and you get tossed into another tiny arena, and you do it again. You can not control the camera at all, AFAIK, so you always have to fight on one side of the arena or you won't be able to see any of the monsters 'behind' the camera. It was like getting thrown back into the late 90s with non-Nintendo attempts at 3d gaming.

After coming from other modern third person games (notably Dark Souls lately, of course), it was infuriating.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: The Fall Falls Off Our Radar
13. Re: Deus Ex: The Fall Falls Off Our Radar Jun 5, 2013, 12:50 mag
 
Nobody asked for this. Veryangry  
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Next March
55. Re: Dark Souls II Next March Jun 5, 2013, 00:20 mag
 
fiftykyu wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 21:38:
Wow, lot of strong feelings about this game. It does seem to be the sort of game that people want to evangelise, i.e. if you like it, you really like it. My copy was a random gift from someone who loved the game and wanted to spread it around, luckily I also enjoyed it. Gave away two myself so far with one resulting in a "shrug" and the other a "praise the sun" to use the Dark Souls lingo.

With only a PC for gaming nowadays I do regret missing out on Demon's Souls, since apparently there are various callbacks to that game sprinkled about in Dark Souls. Hopefully it's just flavour/fanservice and not important stuff.

I would almost recommend grabbing a PS3 just for Demon's Souls. There are a bunch of other good Playstation 3 (or console in general) exclusive games, though, and the systems'll be getting cheaper as the PS4 release approaches. The Souls games make up almost all of my PS3 gaming anymore--but there are also PS3 re-releases of God of War 1/2, Okami, Ico, and Shadow of the Colossus if you missed out on the PS2.

Also agree with this. I died so many times before finally beating the Four Kings with my current level 1 character, but if nothing else I mastered how to jump down the shortcut and run past all the darkwraiths to reach the fight...

I had a Hell of a time with my first two ~SL50-60 katana-wielding characters against the four kings. My easiest go against them was my SL3 Wanderer with a scimitar. I had just a sliver to go when I died the first time, and easily beat them the second time. Haven't tried an SL1 run yet though.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Next March
43. Re: Dark Souls II Next March Jun 4, 2013, 17:10 mag
 
Quinn wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 17:02:
Redmask wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 12:45:
Quinn wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 12:15:
I'm not saying the game is as a matter of fact bad. Some people obviously dig this shit. I don't.

Ok, goodbye, there are a ton of other games with quick save and all that for you to enjoy.


Quicksaving wasn't my main point. I could do without.

What I do find curious is that normally a "checkpoint" system is more than frowned upon, especially in this community. But when a simple checkpoint save is replaced by *gasp* campfire! it's somehow completely ok.

But again the save issue isn't and wasn't the main point. What you apparently agreed on was.

The bonfire-checkpoints in Dark Souls aren't really checkpoints in the traditional sense. They are only the place where you will respawn, and the place where you go to heal/repair/reinforce/attune/etc. But doing those latter things has a price; enemies respawn too. The game *saves* constantly. If you quit, when you reload you will appear exactly where you were, have all of your souls/humanity, and have progressed through the same amount of the level.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Next March
41. Re: Dark Souls II Next March Jun 4, 2013, 16:56 mag
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 17:26:
PropheT wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 16:15:
Where in the game are you having checkpoints spread out that far apart?
Hmmm let's see.
Tomb of the Giants
The catacombs
New Londo ruins
Demon Ruins
Darkroot gardens is HUGE and only has 2 checkpoints(1 is hidden).
Lost Izalith(my least favorite part of the game)
Pretty much any area where the lordvessel is needed has only 1 checkpoint if i recall, it's been a while since I've played the game.

There is *one* enemy that you even kinda need to fight between bonfires in the Demon Ruins. Two, maybe, if you count the rock worm thing.

There are *zero* enemies that you even kinda need to fight between bonfires in Lost Izalith (the one after centipede, and the 'hidden' one before Bed of Chaos), and the path from one to the other is pretty clear. Between the second bonfire and the boss, there's only one enemy that I ever bothered to fight after even my first run-and-die through.

The Tomb of the Giants bonfires are like twenty seconds of running apart, though there are tough enemies between them if you don't know where to go. And then there are, again, like four enemies you even kinda need to fight between the second bonfire and the boss.

Catacombs, agree.

New Londo, agree. Tough, if you don't know exactly what you're doing.

Darkroot: Not sure which you're counting as hidden--you have to break through an illusory wall, but you can *see* the bonfire, and it's pretty obvious what to do. The other's in a cave, but not really hidden. And as whoever mentioned, there's nothing *hard* in Darkroot. The hydra is dangerous, but you don't need to *ever* go into Darkroot Basin to beat the game.
 
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