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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong $1M Mini-Campaign Goal
7. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong $1M Mini-Campaign Goal Jan 24, 2015, 22:07 Creston
 
I like the idea of a mini-campaign that you can actually take your character into.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2015, 01:37 Creston
 
theglaze wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 14:42:
Put me down in the MX5 realm of cars: lightweight, short wheelbase, manual transmission, crazy grip with sticky tyres, and a small but competent engine that reminds you on every shift that you're in a driver's sports car.

No engine sound emulation required, and you can leave the batteries at home.

The answer is always Miata
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: The rise of fake engine noise Jan 24, 2015, 01:35 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 18:05:
your mocking tone wont shake my faith in hyundai power!

The sight of my tailpipes probably will.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
13. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 24, 2015, 01:33 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 21:32:
also, desktop PCs are dead

Totally dead. Just as dead as PC gaming.


I've been pretty happy with my Kickstarted games, some have been good, a few have been great, none of them would have been made without Kickstarter, but I really don't see all games being made through KS'er. Star Citizen is an absurd anomaly.

Also, I'd rather never game again than Kickstart a game by EA or Activision or Ubisoft and their ilk.


 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Grey Goo
9. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Grey Goo Jan 24, 2015, 01:18 Creston
 
I gotta admit it looks really good, but is it really only 5 missions per faction?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 23, 2015, 23:05 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 20:33:
Amazon Prime (One Year Membership) on sale tomorrow for $72.00.

Mine just re-upped in Dec, wonder if I can add to it....such a great service. Not sure how high it has to go for me to stop using it. The shipping alone is HUGE for my family.

Same. I'd jump all over the 72 bucks, but I doubt it's a rolling tally...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: The rise of fake engine noise Jan 23, 2015, 17:51 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 16:10:
ooh '15 mustang nice. which one? the ecoboost 4 cylinder turbo? i almost got that but to upgrade to a leather interior was too much of a kick in the pants. i'm gettin a hyundai genesis coupe instead.

Yeah, I got the ecoboost. I debated the GT, but it gets such poor mileage that I'd have to go get gas like every three days, and that would have driven me nuts.

I did get the premium pack, it came with enough stuff that I felt it was worth the substantial price increase. It's an awesome car, can't say enough good things about it. Solid, fun, gorgeous to look at, plenty of power (310 hp / 320 lb-ft torgue is more than enough for daily driving) handles perfectly, seats are the best I've ever had in a car. Just excellent car.

It IS a bit of a rougher ride (18" rims don't help, of course) than I was expecting, and the fact that it has two rear seats is just hilarious. Not even an 8 year old could sit behind me, and I actually tested that!

All in all, easily worth the money, imo. Nothing wrong with a Genesis Coupe, though.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: Star Citizen Will "Probably" Pass $100M; Release Schedule Expanded
69. Re: Roberts: Star Citizen Will Jan 23, 2015, 13:47 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 12:13:
For those of you with the 970
Shit hits the fan
I am glad I did not get one yet.

Hmmm, interesting. I should test that. In any case, I would imagine a driver update could fix that. (Or at least, I really effing hope so...)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2015, 11:33 Creston
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 02:36:
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 17:53:
Changing the grass affects both teams, but from what I've been reading, it almost seems both offenses in an NFL game use separate sets of game balls?

True, although certain circumstances could advantage one team more than another, either by acclimation to that environment or by wiping out a natural advantage another team has (living in Cleveland about a decade ago, it was pretty common to see the Jacobs Field groundskeeping crew pretty much soak the infield dirt before a game against the Royals or the Twins, knowing full well that those were teams that tended to steal a lot of bases - turning the basepaths to mud would make playing small ball nigh on impossible).

Yeah, it's still not 100% fair, but at least they'd have to try to steal on the same muddy basepaths too.

In this case, what's stopping Brady from just putting a fucking homing signal in a ball, that automatically sends it to a receiver's glove?

If they use separate sets of game balls, and the Patriots' were not according to standard, that's simply cheating. There is just no other word for it.

The NFL should force Brady to throw a 20 pound brick during the superbowl.
 
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News Comments > Void Destroyer Released
8. Re: Void Destroyer Released Jan 23, 2015, 11:25 Creston
 
It looks quite pretty, and it's only 15 bucks. I'll pick it up next month when I have entertainment money again.  
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News Comments > RONIN Announced
11. Re: RONIN Announced Jan 23, 2015, 11:20 Creston
 
Xil wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 08:12:
I am the only one who though of cool car chases when seeing that title ?

Nope. There better be a cool car chase.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. The rise of fake engine noise Jan 23, 2015, 11:15 Creston
 
This has been around for awhile, actually. BMW has been pumping in fake engine noise for years.

It's partially understandable. People keep wanting quieter cars, so manufacturers put in more sound-deadening material, but the flipside of that is that you can't really hear the engine anymore either (unless you're in a mid-engined supercar and it's right behind your ear!)

So I don't mind them pumping in the engine noise through the speakers if you put it in say Sport mode, or Track mode, but the fake noise is kinda stupid. Then again, my '15 Mustang does it too. There was a video of a guy using the "sound chip" from the Mustang to actually play like the Star Spangled Banner. It's not as if you even really notice it.

Ah well, ten years from now we won't even have engine noise anymore.


also, Conan and Archer is brilliant.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Disc Release Plans; Be The Zombie Mode is Free
5. Re: Dying Light Disc Release Plans; Be The Zombie Mode is Free Jan 23, 2015, 11:09 Creston
 
The night hunter looks waaaaaaay too easy to kill in this. He basically has one attack, it's like a 3-4 second animation, and if during that attack any of the four players shines that UV flashlight on him, the attack gets interrupted.

Coupled with the fact that everyone can clearly see him no matter where he is, eh, it just looks stupid to me. A team with four guys who stick together would basically never lose. Two guys on flashlight duty, and two guys on chopping nest duty. The hunter wouldn't even be able to get near them.

They should not make the night hunter visible. That kind of defeats the whole purpose of him being a night hunter to begin with.


Also, is it me or did the textures suddenly look about 50% lower quality than they've been showing in previous videos? May just be that this was on the bone.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Disc Release Plans; Be The Zombie Mode is Free
4. Re: Dying Light Disc Release Plans; Be The Zombie Mode is Free Jan 23, 2015, 11:01 Creston
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 10:16:
FX-6300 @ 4.4ghz which puts me in the 90th percentile of processors and yet "Sorry, your computer does not meet the minimum specifications required to run this product. Please review the details below for more information."

I'm going to have to call bullshit on that.

Did it actually say that when you tried to install it, or is that just from their spec page, which was drawn up by some dumbass PR peon who doesn't know shit about anything?

I'm going to guess that your processor is going to run the game just fine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 23, 2015, 10:54 Creston
 
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Unbelievable. The sad thing is that he doesn't even realize how much of a punchline he's become.
 
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News Comments > Grow Home Next Month
3. Re: Grow Home Next Month Jan 22, 2015, 22:05 Creston
 
It sounds cool enough, and at least it's something new.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2015, 17:53 Creston
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 16:37:
Cutter wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 14:04:
The NFL organization is a bad joke. Their pretense of having some sort of moral code of conduct would be laughable if it wasn't so sad. How many times does Cheaterchick get to cheat and get away with it? How many of the criminals in the league get to be criminals and get away with it? Pay a fine and off you go. That's the message they're sending. Lie, cheat, steal, do drugs, beat your wife, kill people, etc. and it's not only ok, you get rewarded for it.

I'm still having a hard time figuring out why this is cause for such alarm. Baseball teams doing all manner of ungodly things to the infield dirt or outfield grass in order to affect running and/or ball movement across those surfaces is just thought of as part of the game and a legitimate use of home field advantage. But take a bit of air out of a damn football and suddenly it's like Snidely Whiplash levels of skullduggery.

Exit question: Are baseball fans that much more accustomed to underhanded tactics, or are football fans that much thinner-skinned?

Changing the grass in baseball affects both teams, but from what I've been reading, it almost seems both offenses in an NFL game use separate sets of game balls?

In any case, baseball fans are just as pissed when there's cheating (I watched game 2 of the 2007 world series with a fellow Cardinals fans, and holy shit, I thought he was going to explode because Kenny Rogers was using pinetar while pitching. It was pretty incredible just how pissed he got) but the media makes far less of a broohaha about it.

Also, there's really nothing else to talk about re: the NFL right now, so it gets ridiculous amounts of attention.
 
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News Comments > Nosgoth Open Beta Begins
1. Re: Nosgoth Open Beta Begins Jan 22, 2015, 13:58 Creston
 
On the newly updated site, youíll now see a new PLAY NOW button, allowing you to quickly register and link your Steam account. When logged into your Steam account, youíll be able to download Nosgoth and start playing. Itís that easy

Doesn't that seem kinda backwards? Why not allow people to just dl it in Steam from the store?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 22, 2015, 13:02 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 10:18:
It's not in early stages since it will be released this fall.

Is that what they actually said? I think they said that it would be released in Windows 10's cycle, not necessarily at Win10's release.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: Star Citizen Will "Probably" Pass $100M; Release Schedule Expanded
44. Re: Roberts: Star Citizen Will Jan 22, 2015, 12:57 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 12:56:
Verno wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 12:14:
Stop ruining my dream, I just want to have silly bridge drama and battle space pirates.

Oooh ooh can I audition for the guy who calls out random shield readings?

*ahem*

"Forward shields at 42% Captain!"

"Hail them, Mr. Worf!"
 
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