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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Nov 30, 2014, 16:28 Creston
 
"The case for why we're really a bunch of console shills."  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 29, 2014, 17:45 Creston
 
Never heard of these Rightscorp clowns, and I think they're going to regret suing an ISP. As the article correctly points out, if the court strikes down their lawsuit it takes away basically the only leverage the content providers have, and all the ISPs will start just auto-deleting these extortion emails rather than forwarding them.

That said, I will say that at least the extortionist business seems to have wised up to what constitutes a reasonable penalty fee, as these guys let you settle for 20 bucks a song, which is far more in the line of actual sanity than the previous "you downloaded 9 songs! YOU OWE US SIXTY-SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS!!!" horseshit these cuntbuckets continuously tried to destroy peoples' lives with.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Nov 29, 2014, 17:27 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 11:13:
Soo... AC4:Black Flag, worth it? I know it has Uplay attached, and some people are saying it has bugs also, but I also hear it's pretty damned good. Opionions?

Never ran into any bugs, and it's a great game. The pirate stuff alone is awesome, and the AC stuff is some of the best in the series, though there are WAAAAAAY too many of the hideously irritating "evesdrop" missions.

Still, it's definitely worth it. It's a ten times better game than Unity is.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Consolidation
4. Re: Thanksgiving Consolidation Nov 28, 2014, 00:48 Creston
 
Ubisoft's way of patching performance is apparently to just disable every single dynamic light source in a level, thereby making everything look terrible.

I gotta say, when they get determined to become the shittiest publisher, they don't take half measures. They go balls to the fucking wall all-out with shitty decisions, and make sure they get there in a single year. No puttering about for these guys.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Nov 27, 2014, 00:53 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 19:49:
As an ex-EA employee I'd have to disagree with that...strongly. And don't forget they get sued all the time over shitty working conditions. No one except management sticks around there long unless they like abuse. I'm sure it's a great place to work if you're upper management. Make oodles of money, work normal hours and don't really do anything.


I haven't worked there, so it's obviously hard for me to gainsay this, but I don't think they've been sued over their working conditions in like six or seven years, and it's apparently gotten a lot better (by whatever standards such lists of 'best places to work' deem important.)
 
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News Comments > Getaway Day Interviews
9. Re: Getaway Day Interviews Nov 27, 2014, 00:51 Creston
 
Anyone still defending her as legit has to be certifiably insane.
 
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News Comments > Assassinís Creed Unity Free DLC Offered; Season Passes Discontinued
1. Re: Assassinís Creed Unity Free DLC Offered; Season Passes Discontinued Nov 26, 2014, 18:53 Creston
 
We are discontinuing sales of the Season Pass."

What, you don't want to sell a free game to people for 30 bucks?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Meet Arthur the stray dog who followed an extreme sports team through the Amazon rainforest. Nov 26, 2014, 18:48 Creston
 
That story put a big BIG smile on my face. I love happy endings.

Happy Thanksgiving, guys and gals!

 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Nov 26, 2014, 18:41 Creston
 
garrywong wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 13:18:
Haha, so after being worst company to work for in America for years and years in a row, looks like they managed to find SOMETHING to be "best" at and grabbed it with as much power as their greedy fat fingers let them.

EA has never been the worst place to work. (they were elected as the worst company from a customer perspective.) In fact, if anything, they've consistently ranked in the top... 100 I believe for "best places to work" for quite some time. And they are apparently excellent with regards to the whole inclusion/equality story.

 
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News Comments > The Crew Reviews Delay
31. Re: The Crew Reviews Delay Nov 25, 2014, 21:59 Creston
 
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 18:53:
The list has grown enough that we need a list of Crestonisms (TM), detailing the various levels of Creston. Is Cockweasel above or below a Cockwallet? I'm not sure, honestly.



You don't need a list, just ask! Cockweasel is above Cockwallet, but it obviously still ranks below Cockwaffle. It's not that complicated.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 25, 2014, 21:56 Creston
 
It would never happen to begin with, but wouldn't a giant wifi network like that basically just be the end of what little concept of internet security we have?

Everyone would be on the same wifi network, so teh haxx0rs could grab everything they wanted from anyone's system.
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access
23. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access Nov 25, 2014, 15:02 Creston
 
I backed it because I wanted to see if RG could recapture the Ultima magic, but instead he's basically creating Twitter with Skills.

I've stopped paying attention to it quite a few updates ago. I'll check it out when it's finally released, but it has essentially zero to do with Ultima anymore.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
143. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 25, 2014, 14:49 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 13:49:
it's also that certain skills are so EXTREMELY short-lived that using them is nearly always entirely pointless

Nah, not really, but they're meant to be used at tactical moments. If you think these are terrible, you should never play GW2. Every skill there last 2 or 3 seconds. There aren't any "cast now and forget for 20 minutes" spells in DA:I though, no.


and I never believe I'd say that, but the lack of a dedicated healing path is annoying as FUCK. It basically forces you to stop exploring and get new potions.. another "wtf is the point of that" moment..

You need to play differently. I explore for hours before needing a single potion, and usually it's because I can't be bothered to walk around a mountain and just jump down. (though now that I've gone Knight Enchanter, my idiot party runs into the thick of battle continuously and dies. I just let them die now, and just solo everything.)

Damage mitigation is king. Barrier and Guard are the life of DA:I combat. Bring 2 mages and Cassandra/Blackwell fully specced for sword&board Guard, and most battles you get through without ever getting damaged. My 2 mages keep up barrier 60/70% of the time, and my warrior will have full guard while barriers regenerate.

Now, whether that is actually a BETTER style of gameplay than having a heal, I'll leave in the middle. As opposed to the DA:O style of "you NEED a spirit healer!" you now have the DA:I style of "You need a barrier mage and a guard warrior."

I'm not really sure that we gained all that much. I agreed with their principal design behind the decision, but in reality it's changed really very little. Instead of watching health go down and then casting a spell to bring it back up, you now cast a spell to bring health up and then watch it go down. In its purest essence, it's made virtually zero difference to gameplay.

And you think the CC is bare-bones? This is the most ridiculously advanced CC I've ever seen? The range of stuff you can make is staggering, as opposed to, for example, Mass Effect 3, where every character looks pretty much the same because the underlying structure is the same.

And I love the British female VA, but I also really enjoyed her when she did the voice of Samantha Traynor.


 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 25, 2014, 13:54 Creston
 
"heartfelt apologies"

"We still have your money though, so... eh."
 
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News Comments > The Crew Reviews Delay
10. Re: The Crew Reviews Delay Nov 25, 2014, 13:52 Creston
 
There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale.

That **is** an embargo, you fucking cockweasels.

Holy shit, how to go from "I like these guys!" to "Useless bunch of fucking shitwheels" in a single year: Ubisoft 2014.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Uplay Nov 24, 2014, 17:36 Creston
 
Is it fucking ludicrous just what a goddamned fucking piece of shit Uplay is.

I'm downloading my (free) copy of FC4, taking forever, and my system hard crashes somewhere during it. (Thanks DA:I! )

Trying to get Uplay to come back up, and it keeps crashing, so finally I uninstall it and reinstall it. And lo and behold, even though I still have the 5+ GB I had already downloaded, Uplay just goes and insist on redownloading the entire fucking thing again.

FUCK YOU TO FUCKING HELL, UBISOFT, YOU WORTHLESS PIECES OF CUNTDRIZZLE.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
141. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 24, 2014, 17:25 Creston
 
Yeah, I get banter. Not terribly often though. Maybe once every two hours or so?

They're pretty chatty in the storm coast right now, so I wonder if it's location trigger based like it was in DA:O. I didn't hear a ton of banter in the Oasis, for example.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2014, 16:53 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 15:40:
Creston,

I always find your posts intelligent and witty. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thumbsup

You too, buddy
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
13. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Nov 24, 2014, 16:52 Creston
 
Fion wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 16:34:
How is it that EA is basically the only big-time publisher to release a game this year that wasn't a pile of crap?

Up next, EA gets the PC Gaming Award of the Year!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2014, 15:19 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 14:52:
Topping out at 78 today and 80 tomorrow. Thursday is going to 80. Time to plan for a beach picnic on Thanksgiving Day!

I hope your turkey drowns!!!! Shakefist

 
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