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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer
5. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer Jun 10, 2014, 14:06 Beamer
 
That's what would make Batman games/movies better: villains that drool all over themselves and are impossible to understand.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Trailers
10. Re: Far Cry 4 Trailers Jun 10, 2014, 13:50 Beamer
 
It's worth pointing out that the FC3 E3 video many of us drooled over didn't exactly pan out to how the game played.

Which I was fine with. The E3 video had slightly better graphics (I don't think it was enormously so) and the game play was much more fluid but I think also had more quick-time kills.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V for PC This Fall
50. Re: Grand Theft Auto V for PC This Fall Jun 10, 2014, 13:47 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 13:33:
I admit I was pessimistic about this despite the fact that most previous GTAs have come to PC. I thought it might have sold so much that they would just move on to six. Glad to see that's not the case.

I thought it had no chance.
Maybe this means the porting from next-gen to PC is actually pretty easy. Or maybe they just figured it was worth the time and effort.

RDR seems the oddity now.
Speaking of, a new RDR would probably make my brain explode. That's the announcement I want.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Trailers
8. Re: Far Cry 4 Trailers Jun 10, 2014, 13:19 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 13:16:
Task wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 12:22:
Could be interesting, I never played FC3.

I might be alone in this, but why is the bad guy always some crazy 'foreigner.'

What I would really like to see is a setting in the extremely remote forest/wilderness areas of NorthWest U.S.

Enh FC games are ok, but definitely worth waiting for a deep discount on. If you haven't played Blood Dragon you simply must. That game was fucking hilarious.

I kind of hated Blood Dragon. It was a one-joke game, and that one-joke got tired quickly. The gameplay didn't really back it, as it was just a massively stripped version of FC3 (with many elements simply neutered to the point of being meaningless), and the aesthetic looked good in short doses but an hour of playing a game with everything red/pink would just make my eyes bleed.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Trailers
7. Re: Far Cry 4 Trailers Jun 10, 2014, 13:17 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 12:22:
What I would really like to see is a setting in the extremely remote forest/wilderness areas of NorthWest U.S.

It's harder to do that, though. In order for something like this to work, it needs to be somewhere that there's no government. If there was a large crime syndicate killing lots of locals in the US, the Feds would be there almost immediately. We all know they react to this, often overreacting.

I guess you could do it as a quick event, like they're just rising to power and you end up there and crush them before word gets out, but that's not really how the Far Cry games have worked. Those have really been the player against an established power.

In any case, this game looks great. FC3, despite being too damn long, is one of my favorite recent shooters. Or maybe just flat-out my favorite recent shooter.
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six: Siege Announced
16. Re: Rainbow Six: Siege Announced Jun 10, 2014, 13:14 Beamer
 
Siygess wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 05:57:

Also this recent trend of "Ubistaging" is both cool and annoying. It demonstrates the kind of atmosphere you can build up if you are playing exclusively with a bunch of friends who all want to take it seriously in an isolated co-op session.. but since most players you are going to encounter - both friends and PvP enemies alike - just want to shoot some dewds and take their lewts and have some lolz.. what they are showing is essentially bullshit.

Is that a term, "Ubistaging?" Does Ubi often do this?

I agree that it's likely to happen multi, but I'll never play this multi so I don't care. The question is whether this will happen single player.

I doubt it. You're right. People move faster. I often say here that AI hardly matters because enemies don't stay alive long enough to demonstrate much smarts. And it's hard to imagine a game where that's different. Real life firefights tend to be lots of cover and covering fire, but covering fire doesn't translate well to video games. You have too much life, and frankly, bullets whizzing by your head is both hard to put into a game and hard to make feel dangerous. Real life? Terrifying. Video game? Barely noticeable.

I'd love a game to change that, but this doesn't look like it will. Yes, there was a lot of hiding behind cover and taking potshots, but I couldn't figure out how come the enemy wasn't being dropped half the time. The player was firing through the wall clearly at the enemy, and should have been hitting him. If the enemy, and player, has that much health, then a cat-and-mouse chase is unlikely to happen. If a simple mistake isn't deadly then people will risk them and cat-and-mouse becomes more of an outright attack.

And I was wondering what would happen if the explosive mat was put closer to the pool table. Would it fall down the hole? Would it possibly crush someone? Probably not, to both of those. That'd be disappointing.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V for PC This Fall
42. Re: Grand Theft Auto V for PC This Fall Jun 10, 2014, 12:48 Beamer
 
I guess the multiplayer could make this fun, but I'm always surprised at how many people are interested in replaying the single player. The thought of having to hear Michael's son again makes me want to shoot myself in the head.

I just wish Rockstar and Volition would work together (not really, but you know what I mean.) Rockstar's world, Volition's combat, Rockstar's gravity and missions, Volition's sense of humor. God, I hate Rockstar's sense of humor. Between that and their combat model I struggle to finish their games.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 0
13. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 0 Jun 10, 2014, 12:45 Beamer
 
Sony had way more exclusive nonsense than I'd expected. Games I don't consider nonsense. Early access and the like I consider nonsense.

They're starting to do exactly what Microsoft does, only they also make more exclusive games. And, finally, those games aren't mostly Japanese games I don't have much interest in.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 10, 2014, 11:12 Beamer
 
Panickd wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 10:06:
Prez wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 09:41:
Ubisoft holding back an unannounced, finished Wii U game until console sells more.

Obviously they don't think it's a system seller!

That makes no fucking sense. Why spend the money and waste a dev teams time to complete a game only to shelve it? Isn't it selling some copies better than making nothing on it at all?

No. Not if you think that there's a good chance the system will sell a ton more.
If you release today, you'll sell a certain amount, then the game will be discounted a ton, then it will be forgotten as an old game.
If you release in a year, assuming there are significantly more consoles out there, all those numbers increase accordingly.

So, if you think the Wii U will sell 2x the consoles in 2014 as it has to date, then you'll double your sales. Yes, you're actually losing money holding on to the game, but if you think you'll make more than that back due to increased Wii U sales, it's worth while. Then there's also the sequel potential, which needs systems in order to justify the franchise as well.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 0
9. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 0 Jun 9, 2014, 18:22 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 18:19:
The catchphrase for this years E3 seems to be "New content first on Xbone". MS has bought up an exclusivity period for DLC on things like The Division, Dragon Age, Assassins Creed, etc.

Eh. Wait until tomorrow, the same catchprase will probably be heard by Sony, though to a lesser extent.

I get that exclusivity periods of DLC are easy, I mean, it just costs money and if there's one thing MSFT has it's money, but does it actually sell systems? Does anyone actually care? I suppose people must, but I buy systems for games. I buy very, very little DLC. Basically, if it isn't in the box I'm not buying it, so I get DLC if and only if I buy a GOTY edition.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 0
8. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 0 Jun 9, 2014, 18:21 Beamer
 
So Criterion is remaking Big Red Racing...  
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News Comments > Two Tomb Raider Games Announced
5. Re: Two Tomb Raider Games Announced Jun 9, 2014, 17:21 Beamer
 
So many co-op things being announced, but I'm at a point in my life where I have no one to do co-op with!

Well, for now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
23. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2014, 12:18 Beamer
 
He won't get a presidential pardon any time soon because he ran.

Which, frankly, is a convenient excuse. He'd be in a military prison somewhere if he hadn't run, and they'd be saying that he needs to go through a military trial before anyone talks about pardoning him, and he'd spend a few years likely in solitary confinement awaiting that trial...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Jun 8, 2014, 00:46 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 23:56:
Beamer wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 17:25:
Seriously, Cutter, your posts are never, ever accurate because you always base them on a sensationalized headline and not the content. How are you so often commenting without reading?

It got him your attention though.

No cares. I'm just so tired of seeing something mocking an article that totally ignores what the article actually says. Why make a post if the content is irrelevant or inaccurate?

Cutter has always been a joke here, which is fine, at least half this board believes I am, too. But his "I'm mostly positive" post pushed me over the line. I've never seen a more bitter, hateful man on my life.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jun 7, 2014, 17:25 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 16:09:
Fucking Polygon. What a hypocritical lefty rag. They constantly whine about this shit but are more than happy to go to these things, accept the free swag, free games, and advertising dollars from these companies. The classic 'Do as I say, and not as I do' BS.

Oh look, this time Cutter didn't even read the headline, let alone the article, before commenting.

From the article: "The show may loudly reward many of the wrong things but, if youíre willing to take the entire experience in your teeth and shake it until the good parts fall out, there are amazing experiences to be had and stories to be told. Donít listen to the endless articles about why E3 is on the way out; for one week the entire gaming world will be centralized in one location. It's hard to justify being any place else."

Seriously, Cutter, your posts are never, ever accurate because you always base them on a sensationalized headline and not the content. How are you so often commenting without reading?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 6, 2014, 18:09 Beamer
 
So yep, Apple announced they're abandoning the headphone jack.

There are things that make sense about this. It can power devices, and it can take more inputs, so you can, in theory, build a better set of headphones. You can add better noise-canceling (maybe even using the phone to do some processing? Guess that defeats the purpose, actually), and you can add more controls.

But it's still a proprietary input. I hate these more than anything. Buy your $300 iPhone. Buy your $300 headset. Buy another $300 iPhone because you have the headset. Then buy another $300 headset because Apple changes the connector and, I mean, you already have the phone...
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 6, 2014, 17:46 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 17:33:
Paragraph one addressed the story. Paragraph two addressed those who put most or all the blame on the corporations. Maybe the second wasn't a necessary stab but I wrote it anyway.

I mean, it's hard to disagree with paragraph 1. I don't think it's entirely right, but it's a valid enough opinion.

But the corporations are the ones driving all this. They're the money. Politicians aren't afraid of us voting them out of office, largely because we don't vote and because, even if we vote them out, there's likely a seven figure consulting position waiting for them.

Politicians fear corporations not contributing enough. That's it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 6, 2014, 17:31 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 17:30:
The systematic state surveillance in our country is more of a reflection of our socialist society than it is about the corporations who are forced to comply. Socialism is the inevitable product of thinking that the government needs to solve our problems. It is the product of 'my will be done' thinking and not 'thy will be done.'

There are those who use every opportunity to put all the blame on the corporations and none of it on the government because they are in denial that they also want the government involved in every aspect of our lives. They just want an enemy and corporations are the faceless enemy to boost their ego where they can be morally superior at every turn. Easier to put the blame on others rather than look at how they try to control society through the violence (or threat of) of government control.


Your political views are always good for a gas. I mean, you often start out fine, then you suddenly zing out into extreme left field. Or right field, I suppose.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2014, 16:38 Beamer
 
Did... did Cutter just say that stopping Hitler was "unnecessary?"


Ladies and Gentlemen, the self-proclaimed most positive contributor to Blues News.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers
29. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers Jun 6, 2014, 16:36 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 14:21:
PHJF wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 18:36:
Been using DualShock 4 for months. With wireless.

Does XB1 pad really have so little appreciation that nobody has it working on PC?

It uses proprietary encryption on top of Wifi-Direct so no one can get it working without an adapter, likely one they will sell for $50+.

Also the bumpers on the Xbox One controller suck.

I've only used it for a few minutes, at launch, so I don't recall, but I remember looking at the bumpers and thinking they weren't quite right. I can hit the 360 ones without moving my fingers. That was one of the huge benefits of it.

I am sure I still prefer it to the PS4 controller, but that's such a disappointment to hear.
 
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