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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Kari Tory and Grant leaving Mythbusters Aug 22, 2014, 11:39 Creston
 
Noooo!!!!

This comment was edited on Aug 22, 2014, 11:47.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 22, 2014, 11:38 Creston
 
anonymous and unique. Yeah, those two do not go hand in hand.

Just block all cookies from Verizon and you should be okay.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 21, 2014, 21:16 Creston
 
Typical Microsoft.

“A promotional tile for ‘Max: Curse of the Brotherhood’ was posted briefly on the US dash in error yesterday,” a Microsoft spokesperson told us via email.

Rather than just go "we made a mistake, we'll suck it up and eat it", they go "Hey fuck you. You're not getting this shit for free even though we sorta did say you would!"

It's that level of fantastically AWESOME customer service that all your stockho... fans have come to expect and love.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 21, 2014, 21:14 Creston
 
Eh, I guess that can sorta make sense.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Diary
1. Re: Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Diary Aug 21, 2014, 18:57 Creston
 
5 new missions is pretty damn sweet.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 21, 2014, 18:57 Creston
 
A great idea to cut off political discussion and access to a source of knowledge (admittedly Wikipedia isn't the greatest in the world, but it serves as a decent stepping stone).

Seems an odd decision for a university.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released
9. Re: Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released Aug 21, 2014, 14:09 Creston
 
I would gladly watch their trailer, but they seem to think that forcing me to watch a fucking commercial of some bint rubbing ointment on a baby is a good way for me to spend my time.

Fuck you, whichever shitty video outfit this video got linked from.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Sniper Elite 3: Save Churchill Part 2: Belly of the Beast
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Sniper Elite 3: Save Churchill Part 2: Belly of the Beast Aug 21, 2014, 14:07 Creston
 
Imagine how much cooler the Raubvogel had been had he just called himself the Bird of Prey.

It worked for the Klingons.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
34. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 21, 2014, 14:05 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 12:35:
Wait, it looks like Rockstar's Season Passes have everything, but that isn't true for any other game I'm looking at.

I'm pretty sure the AC games always get everything in a season pass.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2014, 11:08 Creston
 
I don't really give a damn which site we pick, as I spend literally a minute a week on it, but I've heard good things about ESPN's setup.

Also, keep it classy, Orange farmers.
 
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News Comments > Ancient Space Announced
6. Re: Ancient Space Announced Aug 21, 2014, 11:03 Creston
 
Looks very pretty. Definitely looking forward to seeing and hearing more about it.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized
40. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized Aug 21, 2014, 10:57 Creston
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 23:40:
Hugely expansive AAA titles have budgets well in excess of 100 million now

Other than GTA (and even they spend a significant chunk of their money on licensing music), no game has a budget of 100+ million solely for development. The biggest chunks of the total budget goes into marketing, which CR says he doesn't need.



so improving things over the $50 million mark is surely possible.. is it not? They didn't say the additional funding was to make it as good as they expected it to be at the $25 million mark, I think the plan is to make a better game with the extra resources, and people are willing to pay for that chance.

Which is all fine, and everyone can do with their money what they choose, but it's still not a need. Because the way his statement comes across is that "unless we get more funding, we're not building this game the way we have promised."

And that's not the way crowdfunding is supposed to work...

And did you hear about the hookers and blow? Happy developers make excellent games. Beatnik

Can't blame them there.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
27. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 21, 2014, 10:49 Creston
 
Dagnamit wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 23:43:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 22:56:
Wow, I'm a little surprised so many people liked BL2, it put me to sleep. I couldn't even finish one character, and I had like 3 max level, loaded out guys in BL1.

Something about the gameplay was just lacking for me. Console-centric menus and inventory didn't help much either.

word up. I slogged thru BL2. I thought BL1 was far superior. There was no progression in BL2. my character only felt weaker as the game went on.

You had shitty weapons, courtesy of Gearbox's focus on grinding / making the game feel like an MMO. For some reason they thought that everyone would just LOVE having to grind areas for 20 hours to get a decent weapon drop.

Sadly, there are enough retards on their forums that cheered this decision on, so they will likely keep it in place for future editions. Personally, I thought it was a decision that nearly killed the game for me, until I found a way to just fudge the drop rates, and the whole thing became about 10 times more enjoyable.

Again, devs, if you build really cool guns for your games that make players laugh out loud when using them, MAKE SURE THEY GET TO FUCKING USE THEM. This doesn't seem that fucking difficult to figure out.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Aug 21, 2014, 10:45 Creston
 
"The idea that we would give positive reviews for sex is ludicrous. Everyone knows the only way we give a positive review is for cold, hard cash, that we can then turn INTO sex."



That said, if Grayson never even reviewed her games, I don't see what the big deal is.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized
8. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized Aug 20, 2014, 18:39 Creston
 
While continued funding is necessary to build Star Citizen at the current level of AAA fidelity and no compromises,

What? Didn't you guys say back way when you started, that you needed 20 to 25 million to make the game fully without compromises. And now you have 50 million, and yet you need more funding to build Star Citizen?

These two statements don't match up. You said you needed 20 or 25 million for the game, and everything extra that you've promised since then should have already been funded through the stretch goals. So why do you NEED more money to keep building this game? I get that it's nice to get more money, but you shouldn't NEED it. You should already have enough money to build this game, and all the stretch goals you've promised, because you already collected money to do those things.

 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
10. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 20, 2014, 18:35 Creston
 
nin wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 17:19:
Wow, $60? I could have sworn they said at one point it wasn't going to be full priced - maybe I confused it with another title.


60 bucks for what looks like an expansion pack's worth of content. Okay, Gearbox...

 
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News Comments > Metro 2033/Redux Comparison
16. Re: Metro 2033/Redux Comparison Aug 20, 2014, 16:07 Creston
 
It's a nice upgrade, definitely looks a lot better.

The gameplay, however, left me going 'ugh', so I doubt I'll be spending money on this.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins
29. Re: Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins Aug 20, 2014, 15:53 Creston
 
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 00:23:
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 22:06:
Wooohoooo! Between this, Wasteland 2, Original Sin and Witcher 3 in February 2015, it's a fucking GREAT six months for RPGs.

Have you played any WL2 yet? The combat is pretty terrible.

So then I'll just put it on Easy and enjoy the story. Like I did with DA2. :-shrug-:

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 20, 2014, 15:51 Creston
 
True. Now that I think about it, he also gave us "I WILL FUCKING KILL GOOGLE!"

Which just gets more and more humorous as time goes on.
 
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News Comments > Crytek to Repair Reputation with "Really High Quality Games"
47. Re: Crytek to Repair Reputation with Aug 20, 2014, 14:44 Creston
 
Kajetan wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 11:47:
Creston wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 10:10:
F2P and really high quality usually don't go hand in hand, especially when EA is involved...
Is EA involved with current Crytek? I think not. They only had a simple publishing deal for the Crysis games.

That's a fair point. I thought I had seen an announcement that EA would be involved in the publishing of whatever their next F2P title is, but it's definitely possible that I'm wrong on that.
 
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