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News Comments > Evening Interviews
25. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 11:10 Creston
 
"Exclusive"

Hahahahahahaha. She's been on every single fucking platform that is willing to give her a minute of time. She's less exclusive than Hillary Scott and Aurora Snow. (If you don't know who they are, do NOT google them at work!)

 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
46. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 17:51 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 16:30:
"My hard drive is literally a record player from 1937. Why they need so much space?"

That made me gigglesnort.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
31. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 14:36 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 12:58:
And about AI work... why do all that when people are still buying the rudimentarty stuff? Someone is going to have to make (an Indy) something that knocks our socks off AI wise, to the point we won't accept less to force the rest to move forward.

Sadly the game industry doesn't really work that way. We're 5+ years on from Red Dead Redemption, and the horses in today's games are a million times shittier. Same for facial features since LA Noire, etc.

Someone makes a cool feature, but it doesn't get adopted.

So someone could make a killer AI, and then all the other devs would be "eh, 4 lines of If/Then statements (aka the Creative Assembly way of making AI) will be fine."
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer
18. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Oct 20, 2014, 12:59 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 03:10:
How is it possible that CoD is going back to the twitchy gameplay of Quake? Isnt that inherently sucky with console controllers?

Not if you put 200 degrees of perfect auto-aim on it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2014, 12:54 Creston
 
The good old Shepard Shuffle. Best goofy-white-guy dance ever.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
27. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 12:45 Creston
 
64 bit only, 6GB of RAM. 55GB of HD space. Pretty beefy.

I gotta admit, the game looks interesting. If the campaign is a solid 10 hours or so, I may even pick it up.
 
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News Comments > etc.
51. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2014, 14:53 Creston
 
DV wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 22:12:
Rolling Stone has jumped on the Anita bandwagon.

[url=]http://www.rollingstone.com/[/url]

EDIT: Yes I suck at linking. TY

Delete the first close bracket after url= That should fix it.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition Oct 18, 2014, 17:04 Creston
 
MattyB wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 13:10:
11 here in the UK.

They've done a great job. Plays exactly like it should, massive nostalgia for those who fondly remembered the classic.

Downsides are it's quite repetative (I've done 30 missions, and I'm 10.5% complete) but it's far easier than I remember it. Too easy, in fact. I remember getting shot down quite frequently in the old game, but in this, I've barely seen a bullet hole in my plane.

I'm pretty sure the 3D dogfights on the Amiga ran at roughly 4 frames per second, so yeah, they were pretty dang hard.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2014, 17:01 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 14:19:
I read a story yesterday that said inequality today is worse than any time since the era of the robber barons more than 100 years ago. Given that it's no great shock that ticket prices are geared toward the 1%.

I don't think it's really geared towards it, and I doubt that the Royals are happy that their blue-collar fans who buy tickets during the regular season now can't afford to watch their team play the greatest games of their lifetimes.

It's just a simple market adjustment for something that is in extremely high demand and has very limited supply. Dodge Challenger Hellcats are currently going for $25000 above MSRP because ton of people want them, and there are few to go around. It sucks for the fans who can't afford these tickets, but there's nothing nebulous going on.

Also, KC is a small market, that doesn't mean that there is nobody with money there.
 
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News Comments > etc.
23. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 16:48 Creston
 
Julio wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 16:46:
Creston wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 16:43:
Why don't they just preview the game, and politely decline all the extras that come with it?

Because they love burgers and fries. And don't seem to be able to get them except through trading favors for it.

Exactly.
 
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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 16:43 Creston
 
I decided to read it, even though Polygon really isn't very high on my "want to read" list anymore, and thought at first it was a pretty decent, if slanted/one-sided article.

Then we come to this, though: The same SPJ Code of Ethics states, "Deny favored treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage."

If this mandate exist in some nebulous SPJ code to which you proffer to adhere, why then are your review scores (essentially) for sale? And not just Polygon's, but basically every major outlet's review scores? Why do you let publishers wine-and-dine "journalists" you send over to do a preview for a game. Why don't they just preview the game, and politely decline all the extras that come with it?

More importantly, why do none of you "journalists" understand how tarnished this makes your opinions? How do you not recognize it for the simplest of favor-currying that it really is? You're standing there pounding on your little drum about how fucking awesome you are, while in the meantime all your 'journalists' are happily ignoring the very screed you pretend to follow.

I'm not going to say that THAT is what the entire 'ethical side' of gamergate is all about, but it IS what a pretty large group of actual gamers is / was worried about, and wants to see change. (inasmuch as they even care anymore. Quite frankly, just ignoring shitty games media is far, FAR easier.) Too bad that none of you 'ethical' editors can seem to grasp this simple concept.

And then not a paragraph later, the entire thing goes off the rails, and it's just yet another clown ranting about "what it really is about." By politics, the voices calling for ethics reform really mean "progressive" politics. The so-called corruption that needs to be rooted out is a focus on "diversity" and the "magnitude of the human experience."

Yeah, that's really not what the large majority gave a shit about. What the large majority gave a shit about is that you'd suck a publisher's nut in your previews and reviews, all because they were nice enough to buy your cheap-for-sale ass a fucking Appletini in some shitty bar near their HQ.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 17, 2014, 21:38 Creston
 
Why? Let's focus on making 4K super-playable first, mkay fellas?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition Oct 17, 2014, 21:38 Creston
 
It was a great game in its day (most Cinemaware's games were pretty sweet), and I'd gladly pick this up for nostalgia's sake, IF it's cheap.

 
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News Comments > Hatred Announced
45. Re: Hatred Announced Oct 17, 2014, 15:51 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 13:58:
I got a kick out of watching Jason Voorhees slaughter nubile teens for years.

Right there with ya, buddy!

...

Chris Hansen??!
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Delayed
6. Re: Project CARS Delayed Oct 17, 2014, 15:30 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 15:21:
See EA and Dice? Was that so hard? When your game is a buggy mess in October, you push the release date, not push an unfinished game onto on unsuspecting public just to make a Xmas deadline.

*Five slackjawed drooling EA execs are sitting in a room, trying to comprehend your argument. They fail.*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2014, 11:46 Creston
 
That poor doggie being allergic to humans...
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Changing Based on Beta
13. Re: Battlefield Hardline Changing Based on Beta Oct 17, 2014, 11:45 Creston
 
They sound like pretty cool changes.  
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News Comments > Project CARS Delayed
3. Re: Project CARS Delayed Oct 17, 2014, 11:43 Creston
 
which they admit is as much to avoid competing with a bunch of higher-profile releases as it is to add more polish to the game

Makes a lot of sense.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Announced
19. Re: Hatred Announced Oct 16, 2014, 23:32 Creston
 
But yeah, it's our / the gamers' fault that gaming is still considered infantile. Logic.

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News Comments > Trine Series Sells 7M; Editors Released
11. Re: Trine Series Sells 7M; Editors Released Oct 16, 2014, 23:31 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 22:05:
I understand they re-did T1 using the T2 engine. Has anyone played that?

Yeah, I did. Honestly, it's not worth replaying just for that. It does look a bit better, but the original was a very nice looking game, and it doesn't get that much better. They also redid some of the puzzles, but I can't really say that they got easier or harder, as I never really got stuck in Trine unless I happened to just not see a particular passageway or something.
 
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