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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 28, 2014, 12:25 Creston
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 12:20:
I just dropped three thousand dollars on this jewel-bedecked codpiece and now I can't even show it off while playing Dark Souls?


Is it red?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 28, 2014, 12:23 Creston
 
netnerd85 wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:27:
Cutter wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 10:41:
Well, if they want to ban that, shouldn't they ban all sexually suggestive games too? Guess that means they'll be going out of business if that's the case. Fucking clowns.

I agree with the anti-tits terms, you dont need to dress like a whore to show off a video game (applies to MEN and women, they both have tits), do you?

TITS!

For men, we call them moobs. And yes, plenty of moobs in the US.

This will definitely put a damper in quite a few popular girls' channels, who just sit there in their underwear / bikini's and 'play' games.
 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
38. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 12:21 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 12:11:
Thrawn counters the Defenders by creating the Missile Boat.

Oh shit, the Missile Boat. I'd forgotten all about that thing. I LUUURRRRVVVED the Missile Boat!!!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 28, 2014, 12:18 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 06:04:
BobBob wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 02:07:
Lately, I've been reading a lot of 1930's and 40's science fiction --- checked out free from the library.

yeh but youre a senior citizen... people expect those kinds of things from you

OH NO HE DIN'T!

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News Comments > Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players
3. Re: Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players Oct 28, 2014, 12:08 Creston
 
nin wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 12:07:
Creston wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 12:05:
So, how do you go about proving you're a returning player?

Basically you had to have Social Club linked and completed the Prologue. See here.

Also...

WHOOOOOOOO!!!!!! GIMMIE THAT Duke O'Death AND RAILGUN!



Thank you, sir!
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Botters Banned
8. Re: Hearthstone Botters Banned Oct 28, 2014, 12:08 Creston
 
UHD wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:57:
Creston wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:51:
Does banning accounts in a free to play game really achieve much?

Sure it does.

You might be able to sign up anew, but you lose your card collection. That might represent hundreds of hours of game time. It might mean more if you put some money into it, but it's not a negligible loss if your time has any value whatsoever.

The only difference here is they're (presumably) bots, so likely they didn't actively play that much anyway.

True, but if you used bots to begin with, the loss of cards just means you create a new account, let that bot run, and soon (or long) you'll have those cards again.

If they don't do anything to actually stop the bot from functioning, this is just a temporary setback for the guys who use them.
 
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News Comments > Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players
1. Re: Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players Oct 28, 2014, 12:05 Creston
 
So, how do you go about proving you're a returning player?  
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
32. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 12:03 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:50:
Christ yes I remember that. It was a TIE bomber (maybe a TIE Fighter?) against the T:A I think? And you fulfilled a secret mission objective if you managed to destroy *one*.

No, it was definitely a bomber, though you may be right that the enemies were Advanceds rather than Defenders. The storyline goes that the emperor has been betrayed, and all the Tie Fighters are out on a mission, so while the emperor flies off in his shuttle, you have to defend him in the only ship available, a bomber.

And yes, you did get a secret objective if you killed one. I actually did pretty well in it, think I took out several. Lasers to take down shields, and then dual proton up the ass.

But yes the shuttle escort missions were like fingernails on a blackboard. Or worse yet, the raiding missions where they sent a troop transport to do a board & capture, and the fucking shuttle is just sitting there, nice and vulnerable, for like 10 minutes against 10 TIE Bombers?

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 28, 2014, 11:57 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 10:40:
He's not a marketing drone, hes the games producer. He was also misquoted:

"Update: Yamagiwa has stated via Twitter that the "30 FPS is the best framerate to play action games in," quote from the PlayStation Lifestyle interview is a misquote/translation. "We are to assign 1080p/30fps for Bloodborne considering its game designs, but didn't say it's the best choice for all action games" he said

Emphasis mine.


I liked this reply:

@giwamasa Um...yes you did, or do you not understand English?

In any case, FEEL THE POWER OF NEXT CURRENT PREVIOUS GEN!!!!
It's sad how pathetically underpowered these "new" consoles are.
 
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News Comments > Spacebase DF-9 Released; Free Hack n' Slash for Backers
4. Re: Spacebase DF-9 Released; Free Hack n' Slash for Backers Oct 28, 2014, 11:53 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 10:33:
Some posts from other developers are saying stay away from this like the plauge. They abused Early Access - took money and ran.

Yep. They basically said "we'll keep developing it as long as people keep buying it," and as soon as the funds stopped, they canceled work.

They're not the only ones doing that particular type of "early access" (more aptly called : keep paying me while I work on this game), but they're probably the most high-profile.

 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Botters Banned
5. Re: Hearthstone Botters Banned Oct 28, 2014, 11:51 Creston
 
Does banning accounts in a free to play game really achieve much?  
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
24. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 11:43 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:31:
Creston wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:24:
Schweeeeeeeeeettttttt!!!!

Be warned that especially Xwing will probably kick your ass from here to hell and beyond. Even back then that game was so fucking hard it caused me to wreck several good joysticks. The escort missions in it should be required learning for all devs on "How To Really Piss Off Your Players."


I'm proud to say I beat EVERY x-wing mission without cheating, including Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing. I even joined an "online" ace pilot club where you had to fly a custom mission in an A-wing, where they had those H shaped freighters docked two together and you had to thread the eye of the needle. To qualify you basically had to do this at top speed, all lasers and shields rerouted to engines. That was some fucking seat-of-your-pants flying.

In hindsight, the odds were so over the top stacked against you that they were insane. One ship vs like 50 enemies in waves of 3 to 5. Frequently in a Y-wing

The hardest mission was killing the star destroyer in a fucking y-wing. My wingmen got wiped out instantly and I did it by myself over the course of like an hour. Turns out you can turn off the targeting computer and target the shield generators on that star destroyer before sub-systems were a thing in the game. Dual proton torps could take out the shield generators barely and then you had 45 minutes of strafing runs in the y-wing to kill the bitch with lasers.

I beat everything in Xwing, Tie and Alliance, but there were a few missions that were so fucking annoying that I basically just never bothered to replay them again. (at least Alliance let you skip three missions to continue on with the story.)

Having to defend a single fucking shuttle from Tie Bombers who come in from various quadrants at timed intervals, and if you're a second slow you see 12 proton torpedoes going after that shuttle is just too aggravating for my taste anymore. There was one in Alliance too where you have to protect a convoy from a several capship attacks, and it took me forever, and I could never beat it until I finally realized that even though they say you have to hurry to defend the convoy at the next nav point, you actually can just go back to base, land, and get more proton torpedoes to bring for the next wave. Only way I could ever complete that one.

Taking out Star Destroyers was easy, just incredibly boring. Just dual proton torp the shield generators, then hang right behind its engine where it can't hit you, and sit there for 30 minutes firing lasers at full power. I even killed the Executor that way; I think it took like an hour's worth of just sitting there holding the fire button down. Not exactly thrilling...

But Tie Fighter was incredible. There's one mission where, IIRC, you have to dogfight Tie Defenders while you are in a Tie Bomber. When the mission started I actually yelled "THAT'S FUCKING BULLSHIT!" only to finish the whole thing in the first try.
 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
51. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 28, 2014, 11:33 Creston
 
Numinar wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 20:38:
Ok, maybe that's selling it a bit short but at the time the Origin games were notorious for amazing presentation that your probably couldn't enjoy until your next PC upgrade and slim pickings on gameplay variety.

I'm sorry, what? Origin gave us, in the space of roughly six years:

Space Rogue
Wing Commander (1, 2, 3, and 4), Strike Commander and Pacific Strike
Ultima 6, 7, and 8
Wings of Glory
Bioforge
Cybermage
Crusader 1 and 2
Privateer 1 and 2

And that's considered "slim pickings on gameplay variety" in your book? Holy shit, who do you consider a dev who varies up the games they make then?


 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
18. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 11:24 Creston
 
Schweeeeeeeeeettttttt!!!!

Be warned that especially Xwing will probably kick your ass from here to hell and beyond. Even back then that game was so fucking hard it caused me to wreck several good joysticks. The escort missions in it should be required learning for all devs on "How To Really Piss Off Your Players."

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 27, 2014, 18:52 Creston
 
ViRGE wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 17:56:
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 10:37:
Wow, is that Wired article ever depressing.
Unfortunately that's the real world for you. There are a lot of sick individuals out there, and it takes a massive labor force to keep them from communicating with the rest of the world.

I had no clue it was that massive, but then you think about it, and realize the sheep of the world post roughly 900 hojillion bits of verbal diarrhea on Facebook every second, and it starts to make sense.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Curt Schilling Oct 27, 2014, 15:09 Creston
 
Saw this article today and figured I'd post it here, since we've had ongoing discussions regarding 38 Studios.

Curt Schilling says it's his own fault.

Doesn't go into much 38 studios detail (it's primarily all about him surviving dipping cancer), but it's still a decent read.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2014, 13:34 Creston
 
Hey, Verno?

How About That Jets Trick Play, Huh?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 27, 2014, 12:46 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 11:55:
Who got paid off to go back to Office? Always lovely when corrupt government officials waste tax dollars.

Going to Open Office was dumb of them anyway, because Open Office is no longer supported, and all their devs now work on Libre Office.

Ah, I see: Their predicament is understandable because the city is using a very old edition of OpenOffice, which dates back to 2010.

So now they'll go to MS Office, probably Office 2007 which they got for cheap

 
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News Comments > etc.
44. Re: etc. Oct 27, 2014, 12:40 Creston
 
GamerGate is largely playing out on Twitter

Which says everything right there. Twitter is the playground for the biggest fucking narcissistic tools on the planet, so it makes sense that all this bullshit happens on there.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
9. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 27, 2014, 12:27 Creston
 
Assange: AM I STILL RELEVANT? ANYONE? HELLO? IS THIS THING ON???!
 
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