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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2014, 11:25 Creston
 
nin wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 09:38:
Wes Anderson Presents: Star Wars Force Awakens Trailer.

OMG - brilliant!


Did you see the George Lucas version? I practically pissed myself laughing when I saw Jabba standing alongside the road the girl on her jetbike / whatever is traveling on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2014, 11:24 Creston
 
What do you use to get rid of it, Blue? I've always heard tomato juice works great (and was actually confirmed by the Mythbusters), but that's for humans. I doubt washing a dog in tomato juice is all that pleasant...
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Vet Heads New 2K Studio, Hangar 13
5. Re: LucasArts Vet Heads New 2K Studio, Hangar 13 Dec 4, 2014, 11:08 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 09:37:
KOTOR was cool. Force Unleashed was definitely not cool.

Note that in this context, "helped launch" probably meant that he oversaw the distribution and such. Especially in the case of KOTOR, which was wholly developed by Bioware, I doubt he had little, if anything, to do with its development.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Vet Heads New 2K Studio, Hangar 13
4. Re: LucasArts Vet Heads New 2K Studio, Hangar 13 Dec 4, 2014, 11:07 Creston
 
"lead the charge in creating some of the most memorable AAA experiences of this generation."

I give your standard PR nonsense a lowly two dismissive wanks. You can do better, Haden Blackman.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed Dec 3, 2014, 18:47 Creston
 
Evil Timmy wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 12:21:
Man, I'll bet Derek Smart is kicking himself for not working on the BC/UC series. He could have made All The Money first and never have to actually come through on his undeliverable promises. So, if he hasn't discovered it yet, everyone hush and don't spoil it by telling him that Kickstarter is a thing that exists. He might rupture an ego.

Except of course Chris Roberts had made Wing Commander previously, whereas Derek Smart comes from a history where he just called everyone a cunt online.

I'm not sure the same fame is there.
 
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News Comments > Total War: ATTILA Trailer
4. Re: Total War: ATTILA Trailer Dec 3, 2014, 17:24 Creston
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 09:31:
and I assume they recorded that on something powered by the tears of Chuck Norris to try and show how pretty it is.

Giggle

Sadly, millions of braindead people will still pre-order this, because being treated like shit by a publisher seems to be a virtual slice of heaven for these folks.
 
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News Comments > London-based Assassin's Creed: Victory Next Year
23. Re: London-based Assassin's Creed: Victory Next Year Dec 3, 2014, 17:23 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 11:16:
Edit: I really wish we'd see eastern AC games to change things up.

How long has the clamor for an AC set in Feudal Japan been going on? Since Brotherhood, I think? Or how about one set in China during the time of the Mongols?

But no. Up next on the AC-European Tour: London! Stand by as next year we go to Madrid, Lyon, Brussels, then Prague, Vienna, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Budapest and finally, Chernobyl!

(Okay, AC:Chernobyl would be fucking awesome.)
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
46. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 17:17 Creston
 
Asmo wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 17:03:
The R18 rating for games has been brought in already,

My bad, I thought it was still pending.

I get it, the small news cuts you get from Oz sound bloody stupid, and believe us Australians, they are bloody stupid and we agree with you 100%. That does not mean the entire country is populated with conservative morons. ; )

Which I never said, nor implied.

But your government does some pretty fucking stupid things sometimes (as do all governments), and the fact that it took this long to get a rating so an ADULT can buy ADULT entertainment is just ludicrous.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2014, 17:08 Creston
 
What is this "stores" thing you keep mentioning?

Here. Use your own link and give yourself some money back too.
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
42. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 17:00 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 16:53:
Dude, there's a metric shit ton of censorship that goes on with media in America. And don't think the rest of the world doesn't think the US insane when we see shit like country going batshit crazy over a nipple-slip from a "wardrobe malfunction". A much larger, and much more insane reaction than 40k idiots complaining to a store.

That's apples and oranges. You're comparing publicly accessible media to privately bought media.

TV gets censored because it is not solely watched by adults. And while I do think that it gets too heavily censored (and sometimes not enough), I also understand the fact that it NEEDS to be censored, and some countries put the censorship bar farther than others.

But there is no dipshit government asshole / corporate troll who is telling me that I, as an adult, can't buy GTA5 because it would offend me.

I also don't have a government-mandated porn filter on the entire country's internet backbone, to give yet another example of other countries being far, FAR more insane than the US is.


 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
38. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 16:24 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 14:07:
Creston wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 13:22:
Every time I sigh at how fucking terrible the US is getting, I think to myself "At least I don't live in Australia, where the government will decide what entertainment I, as an adult, can consume."

Tell your state censorship board that. I'm sure they could use a laugh. And this is a private corp doing this, not the gubment.


Not really. It's born out of the Australian government refusing to create an actually valid Adults Only/18+ rating for games (and perhaps other media), so anything that doesn't fit their qualification for the next lower ranking automatically gets rejected as unfit for society.

And my state censorship board doesn't censor anything. They may try to from time to time, but get their ass shot down by SCOTUS every single time. Until such a time as a corporation pays enough bribes to a Senator to have the First Amendment overturned, I'm in not much danger of being told, as an adult, that "such and such is unfit for your consumption."
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
13. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Dec 3, 2014, 14:00 Creston
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 13:53:
Unless someone had told me, I didn't know you could bail out of the Hinterlands without fulfilling all the (seemingly) mainline quests thrown at you. One of the first thing that is said is "Help the refugees and establish the Inquisition". This game has done a terrible job of telling you "OK, you're good to go here...move along".

Agreed. They really should have done a better job of explaining that the rest is optional, although personally I did realize I was able to move out once I'd cleared the crossroads for the refugees to congregate. It's not the most intuitive system in the world, especially since previous games kind of made you stay in areas and do all the quests since you'd never be able to go back.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews Dec 3, 2014, 13:47 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 13:20:
I find DAI very unstable. It locks up a lot and quite a few CTDs as well. Where the fuck are the patches for this game?

In testing for the xbone and ps4. Sadly. (no idea why we can't get our patch before, apparently Bioware insists on updating all platforms at the same time.)
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
10. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Dec 3, 2014, 13:45 Creston
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 09:58:
So I picked up DA:I over the Thanksgiving break and...I'm underwhelmed.

The in-game clock says I have about 9 hours of playtime in and... I'm still in the Hinterlands,

That's your problem, right there. The Hinterlands is the tutorial zone. The quests are boring, the monsters are easy, you only have 2 of the most boring party members available (varric becomes better when he doesn't have to try to work off Cassandra and Solas) and it's really not very thrilling.

GET OUT OF THE HINTERLANDS. Go do a main mission. Seriously. Keep going until you get Skyhold. You won't be underleveled, it's okay. Do the main missions, as they are awesome (or at least the Mage one was). The Battle for Haven is fun. Getting Skyhold is a holy fuck moment, because of its epic scale. (I had such fun exploring it the first time). You get more party members. You get Bull, you get Dorian! Other zones open up, like Crestwood, which is fantastic, and the Storm Coast, which has some of the creepiest feeling dungeons.

What am I missing?

Basically 95% of the game by staying in the Hinterlands.

In case you don't take my word for it, listen to this eloquent fellow explain it.
(EDIT: Negadeath had already linked that, though to be fair, that wasn't the developer that said that.)


<Screams in absolute fucking frustration and takes his 9 powered, level 3 Inquistion, level 9 character out of the Hinterlands>

That has go to be the absolute stupidest fucking starting area in any RPG ever, then. The exact OPPOSITE of the games that came prior.

Eh, not really. I don't know why everyone remembers Origins as this incredible RPG that featured the deepest quests and deepest zones of all times and that had no filler whatsoever. Origins started you off in the Korcari Wilds, where your quests were as follows:

1) Find a flower to cure this Mabari dog.
2) Kill 3 Darkspawn mobs and gather 3 vials of Darkspawn blood.
3) Go to location X and retrieve item Y.
4) Hit "use" on 9 different areas to locate a Chasind loot chest.
5) Dig up some dead dude's ring, then take it to his wife in Denerim, a location where you won't actually get to for another 25-30 hours. (And she gives you, IIRC, 60 copper, which by that time is literally worse than if she'd just fucking spit in your eye.)

Then you got to clear a cool tower for 30 minutes, after which you went to Lothering, where you had the following amazing quests:

- Make me five poisons so I can keep out vermin.
- Make me five traps, so I can keep out vermin.
- Make me five healing poultices, so we can heal sick refugees.
- Convince the merchant to stop fleecing the population, which causes him to leave, which means there is nobody to sell your shit to, or let him stay, which angers the Chantry which has zero consequences.
- Kill three bears.
- Find my mother's locket.
- Kill the highway robbers.
- Kill six spiders.

Seriously, DA:I has the exact same boring-ass quests as Origins did. You need to move on to get to the good stuff. You didn't start Origins on a quest for Andraste's Ashes, or by trying to find out why monster werewolves were slaughtering the Dalish people, or trying to save the Mages' Circle from blood-magic abominations. That all came later.

Same with DA:I. You start with finding a potion for a dude's wife, and getting some farmer's fucking Druffalo back to him. But at least in DA:I you can just skip it and go do whatever you want to do.

Level 9 in the Hinterlands, holy shit... You were there even longer than I was, and I was deliberately holding off on going to Val Royeaux.

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News Comments > Red Faction Guerilla Patch Removes GFWL
7. Re: Red Faction Guerilla Patch Removes GFWL Dec 3, 2014, 13:25 Creston
 
Dang, that's a damn impressive list for a game that's like 5 years old. Even redoing the renderer? Hot damn.

Kudos and thank you, Nordic Games.
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
29. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 13:22 Creston
 
Every time I sigh at how fucking terrible the US is getting, I think to myself "At least I don't live in Australia, where the government will decide what entertainment I, as an adult, can consume."
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
34. Re: Game Reviews Dec 2, 2014, 22:23 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 19:31:
I wish I knew the console command to switch specs, ranged assassin seems like it would be weird. Tempest seems more suited to it.

You can buy respec amulets from the blacksmith. (from the flag thing which is somehow a shop. No idea what the designer who thought that made sense was smoking.) (Edit: Skipped the part where you were talking about the specialization. Yeah, that you're stuck with, though I think Assassin works fine with Archery?)
 
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News Comments > London-based Assassin's Creed: Victory Next Year
10. Re: London-based Assassin's Creed: Victory Next Year Dec 2, 2014, 22:10 Creston
 
It is always unfortunate when internal assets videos made for the clear purpose of promoting a new game are actually used as promotional material.

In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience continuing to make you test Assassin's Creed Unity. This does not mean we don't want you getting excited about the next AC, however. PREORDER NOW AND BE THE FIRST TO TEST IT!
 
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News Comments > The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released
16. Re: The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released Dec 2, 2014, 18:21 Creston
 
Julio wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 17:31:
Well I was having fun, then it disconnected from PSN and now I've been stuck on a loading screen for 15 min. Looks like Ubisoft server issues.


Who'd have guessed...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2014, 18:01 Creston
 
nin wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 17:25:
Task wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 17:19:

Totally off topic - just got wind that yet ANOTHER assassin's creed game and its setting has been leaked. To be released next year apparently.

LONDON! PLEASE DON'T SUCK.


And for the lulz, have every voice actor have a French accent.
 
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