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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 20:54 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 20:51:
Creston wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 20:16:
Yeah it's irritating. I typically just download videos I want to watch, just to avoid the buffering. But when big game releases come out, it's always a question of "when can I start downloading?"

Have you checked out the local public library? Where I live the library has a gigantic selection of videos and carries all the new DVD and Blu-ray releases. Even if the library charges a rental fee, at least you are supporting the library.

Oh, I meant like Youtube videos. They're not really important enough for me to drive 30 miles to the library... I just buy whatever DVD/Blurays I want to watch, so it's no hassle. And the library doesn't have games.

I've sometimes thought about just lugging my desktop to the library to abuse their magnificent download speed though.


 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 10, 2014, 20:44 Creston
 
Dum dum zingyzingy dum dum zingyzingy dum dum zingyzingy!
 
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News Comments > Game Awards 2014 Next Month
3. Re: Game Awards 2014 Next Month Nov 10, 2014, 20:43 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 20:21:
Advisory board populated by the major publishers.
Translation:
Here is our money, thank you for the marketing.

Ding.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed: Rogue Trailer
3. Re: Assassin's Creed: Rogue Trailer Nov 10, 2014, 20:42 Creston
 
I think the story even mentions a few times that the "Good guys" are the guys who go around rampantly murdering people. Often the dipshits you murder are basically caricatures of evil, but I've probably also murdered at least 6-7000 guards of some denomination.

In the end it makes little to no difference though. You're a templar now, but you're still assassin trained.

That said, I'm looking forward to this coming to PC. Loved the sea battles in AC4.
 
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News Comments > No Blood Dragon 2 Plans
23. Re: No Blood Dragon 2 Plans Nov 10, 2014, 20:19 Creston
 
edaciousx wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 14:31:
I basically did 100% completion on blood dragon and it did get a bit old.

Honestly, I'd like to see a spaghetti western setting. That's one era in FPS that hasn't really been explored very much and I think it would make for some good laughs like Blood Dragon.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is kind of that way. Good shooter together with Spaghetti western storytelling. It's definitely worth picking up for whatever little cash it's selling nowadays.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 20:16 Creston
 
Yeah it's irritating. I typically just download videos I want to watch, just to avoid the buffering. But when big game releases come out, it's always a question of "when can I start downloading?"

That's why I like Steam, because I just dl it at work on our 200Mb pipe and then backup/restore it to my game computer at home. No such 'advanced' functionality on Origin or Uplay though... Fuckers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 18:57 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 18:11:
how come it takes you so long to download stuff? i don't get the impression you're some kid mooching off your parents' AOL, and on my connection i could download a full bluray in a couple hours tops. that's why i don't mind buying DAI from GMG - just leave it to download while i'm at work, come home slay dragons till the cows come home.

I live in the boonies, and the fastest internet I can get (well, I guess I could get 4G internet with a 10GB cap...) is 756k/256k. For 40 bucks a month.

It works fine for most things (gaming actually works decently well, as long as I don't have to host, as several poor bluesnewsers found out when they connected to my Borderlands 2 games ), it just takes a long time to download shit.

When I moved out here, I was told by AT&T that my neighborhood would have DSL "by the end of the year." That was 2007. I'm sure you can guess how that went.

I love everything else about where I live, so it's a tradeoff, but it sucks not being able to do things like netflix etc.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 16:28 Creston
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 13:47:
Creston wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 13:41:
especially since GTA5 has that nasty bullshit-DRM-on-the-PC rumor going on.

I sent this to Blue the other day, but I don't recall seeing it posted.


Whew, that is actually great news. Thanks bud.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 13:41 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 13:13:
They made a new spiffy unified store front but forgot that the PS3 has 2006 era specs and can barely even render it. Load times on the PS3 games were always brutal too, the file system encryption they used on that thing murders performance.

Yeah, it's crazy. It takes several minutes just to get a DVD going...

I'd still give it a year on getting a next gen. The 1TB bundles will likely be standard by then and there will be more games out. By then Sony will have several exclusives out and you can just pick based on your preferences. My line of thought is that Nintendo or Sony just makes more sense in terms of stuff you can't get elsewhere if you already have a gaming PC.

I just look at the PS4, and while the hardware is undeniably nicer, there just really isn't anything I want to play on it. Have they actually released anything of note in the last year? I guess the Last of Us remake and Second Son, and that's about it?

In the meantime, Forza Horizons 2 looks awesome, the HALO master chief collection looks really sweet (20GB day one patch though... Fucking hell...), Sunset Overdrive looks like a ton of fun. I like to rag on MS and curse them to death and darkness for their bullshit tactics in getting exclusives, but it's kinda hard to argue that it isn't working. And at least they've stepped off their bullshit "We believe we offer value at $500" argument. With all the promotions currently going on, you can basically get the Sunset Overdrive bundle for half that price.


I might get an Xbox down the line when they're under $200 but my problem is more that I don't have time to play everything so I have to kinda limit my platforms otherwise I'm just wasting money.

Yeah with DA:I coming out next week I'm not starved for something to play, but right after Xmas might be a nice time to get something else, especially since GTA5 has that nasty bullshit-DRM-on-the-PC rumor going on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 11:35 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 09:58:
Everything on the PS3 is slow and clunky, I don't even turn it on anymore. Between the PC and PS4 I can't stand going back to the long load times, UI clunkiness and etc.

Yeah it's gotten really irritating the last year or so. I don't know what they messed up in their updates along the line, but it's noticeably slower than it used to be.

Tempted to get a new console, and I have to say that despite the fact that it's an underpowered piece of shit, the Xbone has more games that look appealing. Plus it's currently 350 bucks and comes with a copy of AC:Unity, so the console is basically $290... Undecided
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
2. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 9, 2014, 14:18 Creston
 
That's actually a pretty good deal at Best Buy. If you've got a good old console, you can basically get a bone for 200 bucks.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Patch & Dedicated Server Talk
5. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Patch & Dedicated Server Talk Nov 9, 2014, 14:13 Creston
 
While you work on interpreting what that actually means

It means: Fuck you, no dedicated servers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2014, 23:23 Creston
 
Hit the low 60s here today, fired up the grill and made some delicious chicken and turkey burgers. Hurray for mild weather.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
23. Re: Saturday Patches Nov 8, 2014, 23:20 Creston
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 19:37:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 19:20:
Ladron3dfx wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 18:41:
Steam has removed the users ability to disable updates.

Not true. Go away troll.

I just checked - having also exclaimed bullshit - but it's true. The update options are "always", "high-priority", and "when it launches". There's no "never" option. I don't know when this change happened.

It shouldn't be legal to remove content from a game that people have bought. I'm sure they're covered by some small print but this seems wrong.

It's been that way for awhile already. I noticed it three weeks ago when I tried to keep Wasteland 2 from updating every week with a 3GB patch. It's bullshit, but there ya go.

As for the legality of it, I'm sure in the EULA it states "We can completely remove the entire game and there's fuck all you can do about it," and there will be some paid-for titwallet judge who will uphold that.

Corporations, yay!
 
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News Comments > Total War: ATTILA Trailer
4. Re: Total War: ATTILA Trailer Nov 8, 2014, 23:17 Creston
 
Don't worry though, because this time they have put 1483 guys FULL TIME on enemy AI!
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
91. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 8, 2014, 00:33 Creston
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 23:06:
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:41:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:24:
Unfortunately, as Origin has proved, removing your games from Steam is simply going to stop many people from buying your games.

I don't think it's proved anything of the kind. BF3 and BF4 sold millions and millions of copies. ME3 was by far the best selling title in the series. Pre-orders for DA:I are the highest in Bioware's history, across all platforms.

It's obviously working well enough that EA is sticking with it.

And if those games were on Steam, they would have sold even more. You can't argue that Steam isn't the largest distributor of PC games and you can't argue that being on Steam wouldn't increase sales.

I never said that, but it's quite apparently not cutting sales by 30% in order to offset that 30% that Valve takes.

For high profile sequels like BF3/4 and ME3, the lack of Steam presence is less significant as those series have established fanbases that will buy the games regardless of where they are sold. But for less popular series, the lack of Steam availability certainly has a significant impact on sales. Dead Space 3, Mercenaries 2, The Saboteur, Titanfall, NFS: Most Wanted, NFS: Rivals, Crysis 3, Dragon Age 2, Syndicate, MoH: Warfighter... all would be generating significantly more revenue if they were available on Steam.

That's a fair enough point, but I don't think Ubisoft is very worried about that (though the point is already moot since their titles are back on Steam.) Assassin's Creed and Far Cry are definitely popular enough that people would switch over to Uplay for them (especially since, as was pointed out, you're already playing them on Uplay anyways.)

Origin has the benefit of learning from Steam's mistakes yet it's still inferior in every way.

No it's not.

- Money back policy. Admittedly only on EA games, but I don't see why anyone would buy anything but EA games on Origin to begin with, so that's probably not that big of a deal. Nowhere to be found on Steam.
- Far, far, FAR better support. You know you are terrible when **EA** offers much better support than you do. Yet Gabe refuses to fix Steam's worthless, shit-ass broken support.

Here's a hint Gabe: If people are tweeting you directly with support issues, your support for your 1.5 BILLION DOLLAR REVENUE SERVICE is probably fucking broken.

- Ability to separate downloads and installs on multiple partitions etc. Steam has finally started allowing this, but I don't know if it does so yet for every game. Probably not a huge deal for people, but it's also pretty absurd that it wasn't available from the get-go.


I'm not arguing that Origin is on par with Steam, because it's not. The fact that you can't port an Origin game from one system to another will always make it a million percent inferior for me. But if it was really costing EA that much money, they'd have caved by now, or faced shareholder revolt. And while it's not as good as Steam, Origin does do several things better than Steam.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
7. Re: Evening Patches Nov 8, 2014, 00:13 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 22:36:
Is Wasteland ready to play after that monster update?

I've stopped playing until they're done updating, because I'm getting sick and tired of having to download a 2 or 3 GB patch every fucking week.

When you do play, take a tip, and don't go full-on to max out your combat skills as soon as you can. I reached California with basically near max combat stats, and it makes all the battles there just boring.

On the flipside, any usage skill that is NOT at level 10 is basically worthless in California, since everything is at difficulty level 10... It's terrible balancing, but there you have it...

Fixed leaving specific random encounters putting the party in the wrong location on the World Map.

Good. That one was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO irritating. Walk from point A to point B. Get random encounter with 0% chance to escape. Slog through 10 min random encounter. Find out game has put you back where you started at point A. Walk towards point B again. Run into random encounter with 0% chance to escape. Slog through 10 min random encounter. Find out you've been put at point A again.


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News Comments > Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam
15. Re: Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam Nov 7, 2014, 22:12 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 21:46:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 21:17:
Holy fucking shitballs. I knew it was going to happen. $70 fucking dollars in Canada for it, welcome to '99/2000 all over again. $59 on GMG. Yep...

Yeah I saw that earlier. Did they think people just wouldn't notice the games magically became $10 more expensive in one day? The whole dispute was over regional pricing according to some anons on reddit. I only put stock in what they said because they called it before it even happened. Supposedly they want some really absurd shit for the UK and Steam said no, its all still in limbo.

That seems odd. Why would Steam care? They get 30% of a higher price.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch
50. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 7, 2014, 22:00 Creston
 
*hollywood voice over*

"In a time of global crisis... a coalition of soldiers... scientists... adventurers... and oddities... comes together and restores order to the world. They are known as... the Overwatch!

dramatic pause

"They're all gone now. Please welcome to our game: The Overwatch!"

You need to hire better writers, Blizzard.

to a bazaar in the shadows of a high-tech Egyptian pyramid

Egypt doesn't build pyramids anymore. They kinda stopped doing that awhile back, sorta right around the time you began work on Titan.

fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

So, in a second? You can go from streets to rooftops to the sky in a second? That sounds rather uncontrollable.


Our goal with Overwatch is to create an awesome FPS experience thatís more accessible to a much wider audience

More accessible to a much wider audience than what? Other FPS games? So you want to make a game that's somehow more accessible than, say, Call of Duty, a game which is played by roughly 89% of the world's population?

This entire press release is a just a confused burble of synergy words.

/snark off.

They still make cool cutscenes though

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2014, 17:29 Creston
 
beremot wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 14:55:
It's kind of like assuming all French people walk around with baguettes under their arms when they're not performing mime acts, etc.

A baquette, a slice of Brie and a bottle of wine. Please don't sell them short like that!
 
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