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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Nov 11, 2014, 11:11 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:55:
Reviews look really solid for DA:I. Seems like the early game problems pan out after the 4 hour mark. I'll wait for a few user reviews before picking it up but looks good.

I've been watching several videos of people who all had the same complaints about that "first five hours" presentation they were given, but it was only the PC Gamer guys who mentioned that "We were shown basically zero of the main story."

It seems the game just kinda haphazardly chunks you in the middle of busywork alley, and it takes awhile to open up the main quests etc. Not saying that's a good decision by Bioware, but it does alleviate the worries that the entire games is just going to be "Go here and kill ten bears."
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 11:07 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:52:
jomisab wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:16:
Personally, I don't like how they lay out all the chapters up-front, with only the first one being unlocked.

I'd rather just start the game and progress naturally without being aware of all the chunks ahead of me.

Doesn't exactly make it feel "open worldish", even though I certainly don't expect anything like a Skyrim or Fallout.

yeah i agree. makes the game feel less like a dynamic experience and more like a check list.

They've done that since the very first AC, so it's not exactly a surprise. If you just play the game it shouldn't really be too disruptive.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 11:06 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:12:
The game files have many references to Disrupt and AnvilNext so I wonder if its just a case of "we threw this together sloppily".

What is Disrupt and AnvilNext? Blank
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 11:05 Creston
 
nin wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:01:
Heard the framerate was shit on ps4 as well.

Buyer beware.


Awesome. Good to see Ubi's "We embrace 30fps" mantra translates to "We can't get our engine to run better no matter the power thrown at it."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 23:05 Creston
 
Thanks for the feedback, Redmask.

I think maybe I'll wait to see if anything comes out of that rumor that MS is working on a new SKU.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 10, 2014, 23:03 Creston
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 21:43:
Creston wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 20:44:
Dum dum zingyzingy dum dum zingyzingy dum dum zingyzingy!

Guess we're getting Sly Fox!


That song is awesome.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA WHQL Drivers
7. Re: New NVIDIA WHQL Drivers Nov 10, 2014, 20:57 Creston
 
saluk wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 19:11:
Ouch. If it looks good enough to justify that performance, great.

Their SSAO and TXAA implementations look tremendous, but to me they weren't that awesome that I felt they were worth sacrificing ~25fps for.
 
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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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