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News Comments > Boxing Day Consolidation
1. Re: Boxing Day Consolidation Dec 26, 2014, 15:33 Creston
 
So had MS stayed with their original "Xbone is always online" then nobody would have been able to play their Xmas present games this year because of some 12 year old having some lulz.

See, Adam Orth totally knew what he was talking about. #dealwithit.

Always Online: IT'S JUST BETTER.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2014, 15:26 Creston
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 26, 2014, 14:31:
This is why my laptop had a blu-ray player. I got a lot of movie watching done on those days. (I begged our lead IT person to unblock WoW, but he declined. )

Oh, I can entertain myself no problem. I can watch stuff on Amazon or Youtube, I just spent an hour or so playing some DA:I MP (still not very fun. No idea why they thought the ME3 formula would just transfer over to DA:I...) I'm not bored. But why do I need to come in if all I'm going to do is sit here and do 0% of shit that has anything to do with work.

Even IF something was to break which would require me to fix it, the odds are good that I wouldn't be able to because none of the people whose assistance I'd likely require are here.

Ah well. Back to some Youtube.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2014, 13:19 Creston
 
At work today. Never seen the place so dead. IT department here is normally 100 people, I think I'm here with two others. There were roughly ten cars in the parking garage (on a normal day easily holds a thousand+)

I have no idea why the company is even open...
 
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News Comments > Boxing Day Legal Briefs
3. Re: Boxing Day Legal Briefs Dec 26, 2014, 13:17 Creston
 
748,937 of those downloads were from North Korea.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2014, 00:49 Creston
 
Capella wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 16:54:
Happy Holidays everyone. Don't forget your furry friends over the Holidays.

My wife and I bought several new toys for our doggies for Christmas tomorrow, and they get huge rawhide chewies.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Ubisoft continues its streak of utter asshattery Dec 25, 2014, 00:48 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 17:49:
Creston wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 16:02:
You know what's great about a game that will only auto-save into a single slot? When said game STOPS saving.

After patch 1.6, Far Cry 4 no longer saves. EVER. Total time spent testing patch: 0.0000 minutes. FUCK YOU, Ubisoft.

HHAAAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Oh man, that save system...

Like I said to you before, their solution for me was to reload an old save. YOU DON'T KEEP OLD SAVES, UBISOFT!

It is completely fucking retarded. There's entire threads on their support forum on it, so it's not just me it's happened to. Basically everyone who reaches Karma level 8, their game stops saving.

Fuck Ubisoft. It's a good thing I'd gotten this game for free, but their utter bullshit "Fuck the PC and its players" attitude is enough. I'm never buying another one of their shit ports. They again did literally zero testing on this patch. To top it off, they rush it out a day before Christmas, so everyone who updated can essentially no longer play the game until their sorry shitshow developers come back and fix this bullshit, which will be the first week of January if we're lucky, I guess?

 
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News Comments > Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com
15. Re: Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com Dec 25, 2014, 00:44 Creston
 
Insidious Mental Pollution wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 22:20:
However, something changed after Ultima 7 and while he deserves credit for what came before, he, like Molyneux, seemed to lose that magic. Not sure what happened there, perhaps too much ego? Who knows.

No, that is basically due to EA. They sold Origin to EA right around the time U8 was in production. Ultima 8 wasn't that bad, actually, it was just a different type of game than what everyone had been used to with ultima 7 / Serpent Isle. It also got less critical acclaim than U7 and SI had.

So then EA assigned Ed diCastillo as producer for Ultima 9. DiCastillo had been producer on Command & conquer and knew literally fuck all about Ultima, and he began telling the massive Ultima community that "Ultima is not about baking bread" and all other kinds of horseshit that showed he was completely out of touch with what made Ultima a great game.

He is the one that turned U9 into the "Mario World" platform jumping shitshow that it turned into.

And slowly all the other guys who'd been working on the Ultima series were starting to leave too, so there just wasn't enough left to recapture the magic. But the death of Ultima can be solely placed at EA's feet, like so many other things they've fucking ruined over the years.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Ubisoft continues its streak of utter asshattery Dec 24, 2014, 16:02 Creston
 
You know what's great about a game that will only auto-save into a single slot? When said game STOPS saving.

After patch 1.6, Far Cry 4 no longer saves. EVER. Total time spent testing patch: 0.0000 minutes. FUCK YOU, Ubisoft.

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News Comments > Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com
7. Re: Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com Dec 24, 2014, 14:56 Creston
 
Hard to argue with free. For his first game this was pretty good, especially since he made it by himself when he was like 17, but unfortunately it's held up even worse than the first 2 Ultimas did. I don't think I could bear playing it for very long anymore.

It was good fun at the time though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 24, 2014, 14:54 Creston
 
Merry Christmas, peeps!  
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News Comments > Pardo: Olympics Should Include Esports [Updated]
25. Re: Blizzard: Olympics Should Include Esports Dec 24, 2014, 14:51 Creston
 
They are not fucking sports, Rob fucking Pardo.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 24, 2014, 02:00 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 17:04:
Wait, you haven't even played it?

|RaptoR| wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 18:06:
Played it or just regurgitating random internet hate?

Played the PS4 version at a buddy's. He isn't very charmed of it, and after about 30 mins, neither was I. (yes, I know, not enough time to evaluate a game, but I didn't really feel like playing more after that.) I avoided it at the start because of the hype, and after playing it for a bit, I was glad I did.

Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 17:04:
Many people feel the same way about Bungie games, its why they have such a large following. There are a ton of people who still play and love Destiny by the way. It's ok for you to do something but not other people?

I'll consider that a valid argument when Bioware starts hyping their next game as "The biggest new IP launch in gaming history" before it's even released and spends 500 million dollars marketing it, deal?

Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 17:04:
You cut out the portion of my response where I pointed out that Destiny had relatively open, playable builds so its not like people went into this eyes wide shut. There were chances to evaluate the game outside of TV advertisements and they weren't hard to come by.

Oh, I did do that, my bad.That's a fair argument, and without any kind of numbers it's hard to argue one way or the other as to how much of an effect that had on people's decisions to buy it.

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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
3. Re: Evening Screenshots Dec 24, 2014, 01:57 Creston
 
nin wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 19:11:
HK?


Yeah, looks like it. SWEEEEEETTTTT

I was hoping they'd make more campaigns. Heck, if they keep making them as great as Dragonfall, I'll gladly keep backing/buying them.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2014, 01:55 Creston
 
DA:I must not be selling well if they're already discounting it by 40%. Strange, because Bioware keeps saying on their forum that it's done extremely well.

Maybe it's just not selling well on PC.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2014, 17:05 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 15:24:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 14:46:
Happy xmas... ehm, but what the heavens is a festivus pole???

That's what she said!

*BOOM*!

Hey, phrasing!

(Archer returns January 8th! WOOO!)
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 23, 2014, 17:02 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 16:17:
We all share some blame, pretty sure you've preordered some EA games too.

I'm not saying I'm blameless in the whole thing, though I avoided Destiny like the plague. Any time Bobby Dipshit says that something "will be the greatest new IP launch in history" that screams "It's nothing but marketing tripe. RUN AWAY!" to me.

I think the marketing was a huge factor but word of mouth on the game was also massive.

But the word of mouth came by and large as a result of the hype. The large majority of gamers will buy shit based off hype. I'm not sure that that really needs to even be argued. And I really wish they'd stop doing that. But then again, one look at the mouth breathers that comment on Kotaku shows that that's something that'll never change. If publishers told these idiots to cut themselves before they'd be allowed to buy the next game, most of them would run to find a fucking knife.

(And hey, the only EA games I've preordered in the last five years or so have been Bioware games, which I basically unanimously love and know I'll get my money and my 100+ hours out of! )
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 23, 2014, 16:57 Creston
 
Xil wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 13:30:
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 11:02:
Just goes to show that the large, large, large majority of the game buying audience buys shit based off of hype, rather than actual game quality.

Which explains why Activision and their ilk spend 20 million developing a game, and 500 million marketing it. If they reversed it, few people would likely buy it.

Good job, general game audience.

Man Creston now you made me feel bad! I buy some good games too though, honest!

Nah, to each their own. There have been games that I thought were great that most everyone else thought were shit too. (I LOVED Oblivion, for example.) There are even some people that think X-Rebirth was great.

But Destiny seems to have been nowhere near worth the hype and attention it got (nor the review scores.) and yet the large majority of people who bought it did it because the advertisements seemed cool.

Which is sad, because it means the current status quo of "Produce mediocre game, hype the shit out of it to make it sell" won't even change.
 
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News Comments > CONSORTIUM: The Tower Prophecy Announced
8. Re: CONSORTIUM: The Tower Prophecy Announced Dec 23, 2014, 16:54 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 15:19:
The complaints amount to it's a 3 hour game with no replayability.

The replayability part is definitely not true, as there are quite a few choices you can make that alter things.

I backed them because I keep saying that I'm tired of the gaming industry constantly making the same game, and these guys genuinely tried to make something different with the fourth wall stuff they do. And it was 17 bucks, so eh.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
4. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Dec 23, 2014, 16:53 Creston
 
The 344.80s work great for me. They fixed the one major issue I had with DA:I (hard crashes at rift battles), and seem to work fine with FC4 too.

Not sure if I'm gonna upgrade. For some reason, their WHQL drivers seem worse than the betas...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: AC Unity graphics review Dec 23, 2014, 11:11 Creston
 
BitWraith wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 08:35:
AC Unity is one of the best looking games I have ever played, it's today's Crysis. I don't remember this much bitching when Crysis came out.

Heh, you may want to go back and refresh your memory then. Crysis got bitched to hell and beyond for being unable to maintain any kind of performance whatsoever, no matter the rig thrown at it. (and it's funny that ten years later, their whole "it's future proofed" thing still doesn't bear out, as even today it still runs like shit.)

In any case, I don't mind a game pushing the graphical envelope, but I do mind a game that tries to push the graphical envelope and can't do so without massive performance issues that require somewhere in the lines of 8 GB worth of 'patches' (read: massive alterations to lighting and the overall map) to fix. YMMV.

And let's just call a spade a spade, it's a shitty fucking port. They just bareboned the entire thing onto DirectX and were really quite surprised when Windows choked the fucking hell out of it.

BitWraith wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 10:41:
There was one odd thing about the game that someone at Ubi might want to look into. Every time I went to the map screen, my video card temps went up like ten degrees. When I left the map screen, they would go back down.

Yeah, no, that sounds great. It's definitely a well-made game!
 
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