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News Comments > Dragon Age Keep Open Demo
7. Re: Dragon Age Keep Open Demo Oct 30, 2014, 11:20 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 10:42:
Sauron, it doesnt help that this last game seems to be riffing on Skyrim like a whole shitload does it?

Considering Skyrim winds up in the top 3 of pretty much every "top 100 PC games of all time" list I see, and is likely the best selling PC RPG of all time, I don't thinking that emulating it a bit more is that bad of an idea.

I'm tempted to pre-order DA:I, solely for the fact that it'll let me preload. Without a preload I'm looking at a solid five days of downloading. On the flipside, I hate rewarding EA. It's a dilemma. I'll probably keep debating it right up until November 14th.

As far as the game is concerned, I have no worry about liking it. I loved DA:O, and I've even enjoyed DA2 enough to play through it twice, so I seriously doubt I wouldn't enjoy this one.


As far as the Dragon Age keep, it's in "open beta", but it's been tested for like the past year, so it's more of a "We call it a beta just in case something doesn't work", but it really is an actual release.

I actually like the idea behind the keep. Savegame importing was pretty badly borked between DA:O and DA2, and now that they're adding two more platforms trying to get savegames to be recognized would have been flatout impossible. Doing it through a website like this seems like a pretty elegant solution.
 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
88. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 29, 2014, 16:27 Creston
 
WaltC wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 07:28:
And under Win10TP, I have found it even *better* with the 1-2 games I had a problem with in 8.1...!

That's pretty remarkable. You wouldn't think backwards compatibility with 2 decade old software would be high on MS's list
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $59M
18. Re: Star Citizen at $59M Oct 29, 2014, 14:46 Creston
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 14:39:
I'm now officially giving you an internet. Even though you keep pissing me off in Defense Grid 2.

You still haven't beaten those scores? I haven't even played it in like five weeks.

I feel your aggravation though, not being able to figure out why my score is better/worse than the previous time I played is why I'm not playing it anymore. The storyline is seventy-five shades of shit, the voice acting is terrible, the aliens now all look the same, and most of the levels aren't even any fun.

Defense Grid 2: How Not To Make A Sequel To A Beloved Game.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera at $4.75M
10. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera at $4.75M Oct 29, 2014, 14:39 Creston
 
In a somewhat related topic, my Wasteland 2 box showed up yesterday, and it is beautiful. The cloth map is now hanging above my desk (after I chastised my wife for saying it looked like a "dirty handkerchief!" Shakefist )  
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera at $4.75M
8. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera at $4.75M Oct 29, 2014, 14:37 Creston
 
saluk wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 14:29:
How can they possibly make stretch goals without releasing more ships to buy?

Chris Roberts is baffled too.

Anyway, this is good news, because the Bloom sounded cool and I was sad when I heard they were cutting (parts of) it. More stuff by George Ziets = Teh Schnizzle.

 
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News Comments > Crusader: No Remorse Free on Origin
19. Re: Crusader: No Remorse Free on Origin Oct 29, 2014, 14:36 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 13:04:
I bought the Crusader games awhile back on gog.com during their last sale.. the gog version suffers from the original control issues, aka terribly implemented keyboard+mouse setup.

I'm sure the Origin version is about the same, but I'll download and check it out later. The controls can only improve at this point.

I can't even remember how I got through it, way back when on the floppy/CD version... I don't remember the controls being this rough.

They were, but at the time shit running at 10fps and having terrible controls was what we were used to, so we just dealt with it.

I fired this up a couple of months back, and quit after about six rooms of aggravation at the terrible controls and horrible animation. I loved this game back in the day, but now I just can't deal with just constantly fighting to get my guy in the right spot anymore.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $59M
15. Re: Star Citizen at $59M Oct 29, 2014, 14:32 Creston
 
the FPS module isnít an asideÖ itís a fully featured game in and of itself

Great...? I know that when everyone was clamoring for more space games, what they all REALLY meant was "There aren't enough FPS games out there, we need them IN our space games too!"

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 29, 2014, 12:26 Creston
 
Verizon to NSA: "Up my ass, please. No lube."
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Oct 29, 2014, 11:44 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 21:34:
NASA needs to play more KSP.

There has to be video of the guy in Houston furiously hitting backspace...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2014, 11:41 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 11:01:
So there is really going to be a EA Access, golf clap.

EA - Electronic Arts
EA - Early Access
EAA - Electronic Arts Access

You know if it were the other way around they'd be suing the balls off someone with the name likeness.

Look on the bright side, it's all shit, so there's no thinking maybe it'll be decent when you see the EA abbreviation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Dying light canned for 360/PS3 Oct 29, 2014, 11:40 Creston
 
Good. At least we don't have a game gimped for fucking decade old hardware.

Now can it for the new underpowered pieces of shit as well, and maybe we'll get a game that actually IS as good as you've been promising it to be.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2014, 11:29 Creston
 
Yay, my septic pump died again.  
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
85. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 21:53 Creston
 
Task wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 19:20:
Alright so I'm home and I can report that the games work totally fine on Windows 7 64-bit, boot and launch no problem. The Menu text is a little smudged on wide screen at 1980x1080, but otherwise looks fine and the graphics aren't too stretched in the briefings. Everything worked great including the audio, which is pretty damn crisp. Back in the 90s I always had shit audio cards on those old comps which caused a lot of popping noises. I don't have XWA re-installed at this time to compare/contrast what the original widescreen support looked like.

I never actually owned X-Wing and only got to play a few missions when a friend used to let me use their computer back in the 90s, but I still own the TIE Fighter Collector's . So this is a god send for me to play X-Wing first, then TIE Fighter again.

Also, That link on PC Gamer to download x-wing redux for XWA has broken links contained in it (http://www.maxgames.it/xwc/). I was on that site a long time ago. The TIE Fighter conversion project has dead links, like the expansion chapters 8-13. And the x-wing one requires you to install briefing audio and in-mission stuff by hand. I recognize all of it, especially the "allied" software which is what I used to fix the missions in a galaxy far far away.

If you have a lot of time on your hands, getting the TFCP or X-Wing Conversion properly installed on XWA can be worth it, along with installing the hi polygon models done by XWAUP. From what I understand, they also re-balanced the missions so they are not as difficult. Back when I did it, before my comp crashed with the work I was doing, I didn't do any re-balancing and just a straight conversion to get it working.

If you don't have the disks at all anymore and just want a quick and easy download/install, then supporting GoG with the x-wing/tie fighter purchase is a no brainer. Let the nostaglia flow through you and may the force be with you!

Thanks for the feedback.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 28, 2014, 21:49 Creston
 
They're allowing Xbone DA:I preloads 20+ days before the game comes out??  
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News Comments > Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players
19. Re: Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players Oct 28, 2014, 18:31 Creston
 
Krovven wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 16:35:
I don't think I'll ever play it on PS3 again...but despite my disdain for Rockstar, I am tempted to get GTAV on PC and will likely crumble when the release date rolls around.

Yeah, same here, though I may wait a few months for the price to drop down to 30 bucks or so. Then again, if GMG comes up with a good deal...
 
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News Comments > Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players
13. Re: Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players Oct 28, 2014, 15:28 Creston
 
Mac wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:22:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 14:20:
Other then the increase to 30 people online there's nothing about online. All this nice new shiny stuff is single player, always shown as single player. What's getting implemented online is going to be the deciding factor for me. Otherwise I'll wait for the price to drop.

GTA in multiplayer have always been a car crash (literally) ... GTA is just about the SP ... only reason to play them!

Yeah, not anymore. MP in GTA5 is a blast.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2014, 15:04 Creston
 
Crusader No Remorse is currently free on Origin.

Great game back in the day, but I got it on GOG and tried to replay it, and just couldn't deal with the horrifically unresponsive controls and absolutely terrible animations anymore. (I think there are a total of 3 frames in the entire crusader's roll animation.)

Shame, because the gameplay was solid.

Anyway, free is free, so if you already have Origin installed, it's probably worth adding it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2014, 14:52 Creston
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 22:34:
Is anyone that is not running ad blockers having a ton of pop-ups with malware installs, redirects to infected sites, and even Trojans from Blue's ads?

For two weeks or so it has really gotten out of hand. To the point were I hesitate to open the site some days. I know a lot of people use ad blockers but I don't because Blue generates revenue from theses ads and by us clicking on them to get to Amazon and other retailers. Unfortunately it has gotten to that point today where I find myself looking for a blocker. Any suggestions? Free or not... as long as its good.

Don't run adblock here (at least not for Blues), and am not having any issues, especially not in the timeframe you specified. I'd hazard a guess that you have some nasty malware shit on your system, buddy...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 28, 2014, 14:47 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 14:40:
When I was living overseas, I noticed Europeans were a lot less offended by the human body. Why is our American culture so prudish?

Europeans are far less fat.

 
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News Comments > Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players
7. Re: Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players Oct 28, 2014, 14:20 Creston
 
Hahahahahahahaha.  
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