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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 25, 2015, 23:09 Creston
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 23:48:
Creston wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 20:56:
If we go by the motto of "it gave people thoughts", then Blue has more influence than Anita Sarkeesian. We'll revisit this entire train of thought when a reasonably major developer changes the way they work because of her gripes.
We'll also revisit it when people tell said developer to shove it up their ass, because no one wants a game to preach to them. I can't wait.

Honestly, I think you'll be waiting a long time, because I doubt anyone of note in the industry actually takes her whiny shit seriously.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 22:50 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 17:22:
See, this is where once again the more socialist democracies have it right with graduated fines. What's a fine to someone with oodles of money? They'll either just pay it or get a lawyer to bear it where the rest of us, again, get F'd in the A. Well in places like Norway someone making 100k - for example - would get a $1000 dollar fine instead of $100. While not perfect, it's at least a fairer system.

Graduated fines are terrible. A guy in Finland got a $60000 speeding ticket for going 64 in a 50. SIXTY-THOUSAND-FUCKING-DOLLARS. I don't care that the dude is rich enough to afford it, he's getting a 60000 dollar fine for 14km over the speed limit. That's just absurd. There's nothing fair about it, it's plain fucking robbery.

And most "socialist democracies" go absolutely fucking nuts with tickets. In Holland you will get a ticket if you go 1km over the speed limit. Fail to move off the left lane quick enough to suit the police? 400 Euro fine. Etc etc etc. In the meantime, the police also announced (long ago, when I still lived there), that they would "no longer respond to burglary calls" as they were "too busy to respond to them."

The same police that has a QUOTA for the amount of tickets they HAVE to write each year, but to whom the Minister of Traffic (at the time Jorritsma, the miserable fucking bitch) said that if they went over the quota of tickets, they could use that money "to throw a party."

15+ years ago, and I still hope she gets fucking boils on her fat ass for that.

Ticketing for these minor dumb-ass violations is simply a levy tax. It has nothing to do with safety or any of the other buzzwords all the cock politicians like to bleat, it's plain, pure taxation.

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News Comments > GOG.Com on Customer Service
19. Re: GOG.Com on Customer Service Mar 25, 2015, 22:47 Creston
 
You're alright by me, GOG.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 16:41 Creston
 
It had created some weird duplicate account. It's sorted now.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 15:50 Creston
 
Yeah that's where I figured it should be. Nothing there at all...

I'll contact their support guys.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 15:40 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 09:16:
Even though I haven't got an email notice yet my key was ready on the PoE backer site. I went with GoG even though Steam is doing pre-loads - no DRM thank you. The game is only 6 gigs anyway and doesn't unlock until 9AM PST tomorrow, so no big whoop.


Where did you find your key on the site, Cutter? I'm looking around and don't see it anywhere...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Fuck, shit and dammit Mar 25, 2015, 15:37 Creston
 
Top Gear is done. FUCK.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
37. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 13:49 Creston
 
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 11:25:
EA: So bad, even The Dark Lord Sauron himself says "no". (tm)


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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
13. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 10:13 Creston
 
they dare to monitor hardware changes now

Of course they dare. Customers have widely and consistently demonstrated that they don't give a shit about what kind of DRM hoops publishers make them jump through, so why WOULDN'T EA do this? Change a few pieces of hardware, bam, go buy a new copy unless you get a friendly support guy in chat. More $ for EA.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2015, 20:56 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 16:05:
Without her, these stories don't end up in the news.

None of her stories ended up in the news before #gamergate hit. Then it became an easy target for simple slander/sensationalist bullshit that passes for news in this country, so suddenly all the "news media" wanted a piece.

#gamergate was roughly 1000000000% more influential than Anita Sarkeesian ever was.

And the responses I've seen from actual developers have shown them giving thoughts to the themes she's trying to communicate.

If we go by the motto of "it gave people thoughts", then Blue has more influence than Anita Sarkeesian. We'll revisit this entire train of thought when a reasonably major developer changes the way they work because of her gripes.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released
22. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released Mar 24, 2015, 20:52 Creston
 
Phasenoise wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 18:38:
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 17:41:
Wtf? I bought the deluxe edition and I see now that it didn't include any forthcoming DLC. Fucking EA, man.

Yes, the deluxe DA:I is sadly a shockingly bad value, even among an already dubious crowd of Deluxe Editions.

Eh, the soundtrack was easily worth ten bucks to me. The other stuff is pretty lame, but I've got five or six of the pieces of music of the soundtrack on my phone.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Nielsen reports Mar 24, 2015, 20:49 Creston
 
This is the same Nielsen that still swears up and down that CBS is the most watched network, that 2 and a half men is still the best watched comedy, etc etc etc.

Iow, it has little to do with reality anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2015, 15:08 Creston
 
I guess influential now means "People who can get other people to bitch at them?"

If so, then yes, Anita Sarkeesian is very influential. So is Derek Smart.

If by influential we mean "Who are actively making changes in the way things are/work" etc, then Anita Sarkeesian has roughly 0.0% influence.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released
10. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released Mar 24, 2015, 15:05 Creston
 
It looks pretty good, although there seem to be zero new enemies.

And of course it's $15, because it's EA. I think I'll pass.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patched
28. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patched Mar 23, 2015, 23:28 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 15:41:
I'm starting to think I should wait for the Colossal Order version.

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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patched
27. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patched Mar 23, 2015, 23:27 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 14:12:
also im still waiting for them to add a face edit feature to the in-game portion... i dont understand why this isnt available.. it needs to be in every game that has detailed face creation, IMO - or at least ones like bioware where you have to stare at the fucker up close during all the cutscenes

Amen. What's even weirder is that they always give you this particular lighting setup during char-gen, and then said lighting setup NEVER gets repeated in the actual game, so your character looks nothing like you thought it would. DA:I isn't as terrible as Mass Effect (where Shepard looks NOTHING like what you made in the char-gen), but it's still pretty bad.

Laidlaw even said that they specifically made a Neutral lighting setup for DA:I char-gen. Which, of course, was another lie, since it's clearly the same lighting setup as the Veil.

It's ridiculous that nobody at Bioware understands this...
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patched
26. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patched Mar 23, 2015, 23:22 Creston
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 21:46:
I stopped playing a week after release and have not bothered with it since. Please, somebody tell me this has since then been address or fixed... since the only thing that matters to me is the combat. Have they fixed the mess that is the tactical combat option for the PC version? Or do party members still teleport to you after you set them up and tell the ranged fighters to stay clear?

Nothing destroys the fun of a battle with a huge dragon more than arranging your team from the tactical over-head and then when switching to the fighter who is up close and personal you find your entire party has stupidly warped or teleported to your side just to be stomped to the ground by the dragon you just told them to attack at a distance. How the fuck that made it through play testing... I would really like to know? Needless to say that is the very last game that I will buy from Biowares on release day. From DA:I on I will demo their games or I will not purchase them. Tired of the BS and the reviewers not a one mentioning this issue. Not even Anger Fuckin' Joe.

Edit: Ah, isn't that convenient they patch just before releasing a new DLC. So very special.

? They stay at ranged for me, but Dragons do have a special attack that draws everyone into melee range, and they use it OFTEN.

That said, if you as the main character run too far away from the dragon itself, it seems you trip some sort of "OHMUHGERD RUN!" mode that makes all party members return to you. It's happened to me a few times, but really only if I go quite a ways away from the Dragon.

I wind up having to reset my party members maybe 3 or 4 times per Dragon fight or so, so it's not too bad, I feel. It'd be kinda boring if you set them once and then you just watch the Dragon's health bar go down for ten minutes, too.

I wouldn't bitch except they touted the tactical combat feature when it was really a lie

Mike Laidlaw does nothing BUT lie. I think he's trying to become the next Peter Molyeneneneuuxuxuxx. "Dragon Age Inquisition is a PC Game made by PC Gamers!"

...

I mean, I still really enjoy the game, but it's NOT a fucking PC game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 23, 2015, 23:14 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 19:33:
Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields.

Boeing is currently working on the "double front" setting.

But can I still bulls-eye womprats from my 747 back home? That's the kicker...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. DX12 games late 2015 Mar 23, 2015, 23:13 Creston
 
Uh-huh.

 
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News Comments > Singularity Revival Teased
11. Re: Singularity Revival Teased Mar 23, 2015, 23:12 Creston
 
It was a pretty good shooter, quite a fun story as well. I'd like to see another one, it had interesting mechanics.  
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