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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
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News Comments > PC GTA5 in January
80. Re: PC GTA5 in January Sep 13, 2014, 11:01 HoSpanky
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 09:29:
oh, and in case we don't have everyone yet -

note to LIEUTENANTS and REPRESENTATIVES, let me or Blue know if someone needs to be promoted - or if you are muscle and play a ton, let us know so we can adjust your rank.



I'll join up when gta5 actually comes out, unless that includes max Payne 3. Dunno. I just downloaded it after having bought it months ago, but THEN I got an Xbone, so prolly in a couple weeks I'll get to MP3. And this late, MP3's pc multiplayer crowd is probably quite thin, so maybe it won't matter in there anyway.
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News Comments > PC GTA5 in January
40. Re: PC GTA5 in January Sep 12, 2014, 13:30 HoSpanky
This has nothing to do with QC, it's to get the most sales during the holiday that they can. Which is exactly what EVERY publisher is doing, and expecting that THEIR big game is the big game people want.

Speaking of, Destiny is actually...good. Far more ambitious than I expected, looks great and runs liquidy smooth. Feels exactly like Halo, but that's hard to cry about. Hoping its coming to PC in a few months, as it's Halo, Borderlands, and an MMO rolled up nicely. I may not re-buy it on pc though, it doesn't feel or look gimped in the slightest.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 11, 2014, 14:03 HoSpanky
I agree, Meat, I *loved* the first one, and the announcement of the second one is what tipped the scale on buying an Xbone. Mine showed up yesterday, haven't had a chance to fiddle with it yet. Came with Destiny and Forza5, Crimson Dragon is free this month with Gold, and I'm excited to mess around with Killer Instinct.

But I bought it for horizon 2.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 9, 2014, 23:22 HoSpanky
It was crazy illegal, the US had ZERO jurisdiction but convinced the New Zealand government to go along with it. Hollywood apparently has that much influence over the US government.

It's a case of blatant overreach, and I hope NZ keeps denying the US whatever it asks for on the case. They're STILL trying to extradite him, and I hope they never get him. Precedence from this case will be used in any file-sharing case to follow.
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Xbox One Controller Driver for Mac Sep 9, 2014, 13:11 HoSpanky
nin wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 10:09:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 10:02:
It probably depends on the game, but I have yet to find a game that does not play better with a keyboard and mouse than a console controller.

Seems like a big waste of time making a mac driver for such, considering that the mac has far less games available to it.

I'd hate to play a racing or flight based game with k/m only.

I use my 360 controller for about half of my games. But it works wirelessly, and MS has yet to release an adapter to allow the Xbone controller to work wirelessly.
Also, from what it looks like, this guy intends to sell the driver, which means DRM to keep people from just passing it around.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Sep 6, 2014, 12:40 HoSpanky
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 00:31:
Sounds like too much to go in to a single movie without having to dump corners and trivialize the Colossals.

Not to mention being built around a love interest. I swear, why do movies with such potential have to be mired in a love story. Is that something the game had as well or is this just another shoehorned subplot that's going to take too much time to explore?

The game's plot revolves around the girl you're trying to bring back to life, yes. I imagine they'll leave out the less-than-interesting colossi, like the gorilla one and the smallish pig/bull. If you have a ps3 and a 3d display, SotC is awesome in 3d. You already spend the game feeling small, in 3d you get a much better feel for how enormous these creatures are. The story is bare-bones, but still good. And even though I'd played through it on the ps2, I still felt horrible taking down the horse colossus. It spends the entire "fight" just curiously wondering what this little creature running around it is.

SotC and Super Stardust HD are really the only two games I've played that actually benefit from 3D. SSHD goes from being a near incomprehensible mess of stuff onscreen to making incredible spatial sense, and even though its one of the ps3's earlier games, it looks fantastic.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 4, 2014, 12:24 HoSpanky
Is this MS's way of beating PS4 to a cheaper bundle with Destiny? No OFFICIAL bundle, but so VERY curious that it's during Destiny's launch week.  
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News Comments > Ryse: Son of Rome Next Month; Specs Revealed
22. Re: Ryse: Son of Rome Next Month; Specs Revealed Sep 4, 2014, 12:13 HoSpanky
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 10:58:
SlimRam wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 10:55:

"When your starting to get a RYSE, Reach for a Trojan brand condom!"

I think it's worth a shot to send your resume to Crytek

I think it'd be worth SlimRam's time to learn proper grammar first. The ad idea is funny, tho, I imagine it with a little Trojan soldier next to it. If the extreme gore in Ryse gives you a boner though, you've got other problems.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 3, 2014, 10:30 HoSpanky
So, they say local governments should subsidize private sector ISPs. Why aren't locals building shell companies that the local gov't then gives the same massive subsidies AT&T wants, effectively making their own ISPs but labelled as a "private company"? It's not illegal, it's skirting the law, which is exactly what these massive companies have done for years.

That's fair competition.
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News Comments > Early Access Release Unreleased
2. Re: Early Access Release Unreleased Sep 2, 2014, 19:24 HoSpanky
Whaaaat, you mean someone got paid when they were halfway done with the job, and didn't bother to finish it?


More proof that Early Access isn't as great as some would hope. Thankfully, Planetary Annihilation appears to still be going strong, excited to pick that up as soon as it goes final.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2014, 11:26 HoSpanky
Halloween, or Gencon attendees on their way back home?  
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News Comments > Evolve is Big Gamescom Winner
12. Re: Evolve is Big Gamescom Winner Aug 16, 2014, 15:55 HoSpanky
This isnt the first "lots versus one big guy" game. Giants: Citizen Kabuto has two teams building bases while a single player runs around as Kabuto, basically being a dick to both teams. Unfortunately one of the two base-building factions has an absurdly effective way to take out Kabuto, and they can also steal base builders (which are limited in number on the map), which there is no way for the other side to recover them. It's broken, but came out back when multiplayer was for fun only.

Get some friends together to play it. It's not a super pretty game anymore, but the multiplayer is one of a kind. Name another game where you gather the resources and research the ability to build a three person gyrocopter, which you joyfully fly out over your base, and as you look down, a giant blue gorilla throws a two-legged sheep at you. Or maybe you JUST get your force field wall up around your base, and that giant blue gorilla jumps over it and does a belly flop right on your weapons factory. Then he eats one of your teammates, snatches YOU up, and impales you on a horn as a snack for later. Despite the flaws, it's incredibly fun.
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 16, 2014, 12:53 HoSpanky
There's a director who knows no major labels will pick her up, so she doesn't have to say what they tell her to.

Haven't seen any of her movies, but I'll be watching a couple of em in the next week.
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta Drops Win 8.0 Support
3. Re: RE: Follow up Aug 16, 2014, 12:18 HoSpanky
You should just upgrade to Windows 7 instead.  
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News Comments > Another The Crew Beta This Month
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2014, 07:43 HoSpanky
The Run is broken up into pieces, there's no open-world about it. It's a set of races that they tell you are chained together as a cross- country drive.

Hot Pursuit has an open "world" option, but it's smaller than Burnout Paradise.

The largest open world I've seen in a game was FUEL, but only the hand made sections were fun to drive. The procedurally generated areas were always ridiculously windy roads, no fun to drive on because you NEVER got out of third gear.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 8, 2014, 13:11 HoSpanky
I'm blown away by how much money was burned on games that...just didn't sell. And he's getting back up for a third time to try again. Archmage rises doesn't look to be my kind of game, I have an aversion to turn-based games. Not sure why. But I hope it sells well.
I wouldn't be surprised if he got a small, short surge of sales on his other two games (is the storybook actually a game?) due to this article. Nothing that would justify their creation costs, but maybe a small chunk that could be funneled into Archmage.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
17. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 3, 2014, 00:36 HoSpanky
This sort of site very much appeals to horrible kids who have no rage filter. Opting to NOT use that site doesn't help; it simply blindsides that kid even more. Why is everyone pointing and snickering at me? Eventually that kid finds out someone said he/she "loves taking it up the ass, and makes out with her mother!". Adults find that ridiculous, but school kids eat it up, thy WANT to believe someone who is already socially awkward is a terrible sexual deviant, or is physically misshapen "I saw it in the gym shower!". Social status is EVERYTHING to kids. There is literally nothing higher on their priority list. Graduating/college/work isn't even on the radar. Long term consequences don't matter.

With no "source", a site like that means they can post absurd things on there and not worry about any repercussions. It's a Mean Girl wet dream.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 2, 2014, 12:32 HoSpanky
Despite the terrible "spend more money" pressure in Forza Horizon (360), the game was fan-fucking-tastic. The sequel is basically forcing me to get an Xbone. I've learned my lesson on other racing games as well: if I want a decent sized online community, I have to buy the console version. Codemasters games on pc rarely have any players after a couple months. I was in that minority that enjoyed Grid2's drift-happy feel, mostly because OH GOD BRING BACK PGR, MICROSOFT!

Also why I think Forza Horizon is amazing...the studio making it is comprised of PGR, DiRT and Forza devs. It never, ever drops a frame, making the 30fps lock not feel like the anchor it normally does. Doesn't matter how insane the racing gets, cars will be flipping thru the air, kicking up clouds of dust and it'll hold onto 30 fps like a bulldog. In less intense scenes, the game burns spare cycles running multiple AA techniques. If you stop moving, you can watch the game clean up the surroundings. The handling is great, not heavily simmy (altho you can turn off all assists to get Forza-level Sim handling), and never completely arcadey. I completely expect the same from the sequel, and if it gets the same reviews as the first, it'll be what makes me buy an Xbone.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 31, 2014, 13:32 HoSpanky
The Comcast article is infuriating.

The "surprise" install charge is likely due to the customer wanting new lines, and "I don't want wires on the outside of my house". Well, around the outside is commonly the easiest way. You want somehing done the hard way, it stops being free. People hear "free installation" and think their entire house is getting rewired, inside the walls, or whatever other stupid ideas they have, and they won't get billed for it. I routinely get customers who want Ethernet lines run everywhere for computers and game systems, and they don't understand why that isn't free with their modem installation.

Stealing his tools was bad enough, but threatening someone's LIFE over cable tv? Insanity. I don't believe for a second that she pointed the gun in the air, no one does that. I have no idea how she thought that would go well for her, if she was even thinking at all.

No, I don't work for Comcast, btw.
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News Comments > GTA4 iCEnhancer Mod Author Taking a Break
4. Re: GTA4 iCEnhancer Mod Author Taking a Break Jul 28, 2014, 10:45 HoSpanky
Glad I looked here first. I was going to grab the mod because I thought it was a compilation mod that does a full overhaul, assembled out of several different ones.

Oh well. That's alright, I'll wait for gta5 at this point.
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